News Bits: 10/29/2015 Edition

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Some news for the week… Big Bang’s MADE concert is coming to a home near you! DramaFever will release a two-hour edited version of the concert in New Jersey’s Prudential Center on November 6 for premium users, and November 11 for all users. (Yep – it’s the same concert I went to!) This will be DramaFever’s first original in-house production. Get ready to re-live the concert! Or, watch it for the first time ever! [link]

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  • IU released her 4th mini-album on October 23, labeled ‘Chat-Shire’. Totally whimsical album cover, it reminds me of the coloring book she did in her spare time as “Cindy” from Producers. (Watch the video to her single ’23’ here. Whimsical, Alice in Wonderland-esque, and really cute for a music video from her since it involves a lot of animation.) Her songs are very low-key and relaxing, almost like what acoustic country songs make me feel. I definitely can see why ’23’ is her first single out of this mini-album because I think it’s the most fun. Everything else feels a bit experimental for me as she tries different tempos and styles. All in all, it’s easy to have this album play on repeat. [link]
  • My other favorite singer Younha is making her comeback in November. Woo! She announced it through Naver’s V App, which has been great in getting you up close and personal with the stars. [link]

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  • Jo In Sung was to make his big-screen comeback with the film ‘The King‘ and it’s been said that Im Soo Jung is courted to join as his leading lady. However there have been a lot of behind-the-scenes drama with getting investors on board. The goal was to start shooting in November, but now it looks like they just hope to finish casting this year, at latest early next year. Hopefully this will not interfere with his planned cameo in Noh Hee Kyung’s upcoming drama Dear My Friends. [link]
  • Kim Ha Neul is getting married in 2016! And Jeon Ji Hyun is having her first child after three years of marriage. Congrats! [link]

 

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  • Lee Seung Gi and Shim Eun Kyung are teaming up for a new movie together called ‘Marital Harmony.’ Shim plays a princess who refuses to marry someone who “matches” her to provide the most marital happiness and would rather choose a husband for herself. Lee plays an interpreter of marital harmony signs who will try to match Shim to four other men. Lots of hot young stars are surrounding her, including CN Blue’s Kang Min Hyuk (my Min-hyukkie!), SHINee’s Minho, Choi Woo Shik (Fool’s Love), and Yeon Woo Jin (Divorce Lawyer In Love). Directed by Hong Chang Pyo, who seems to be making his directorial debut here, the film has begun shooting in Gyeonggi-do and Jeonam area. [link]

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  • A star-studded cast has been revealed for upcoming film Incheon Landing Operation (called ‘Operation Chromite’ for international releases). The film is based on a real operation during the Korean War of the same name where General Douglas MacArthur (who will be portrayed by Liam Neeson) planned an operation for the United Nations to retake Incheon and then recapture Seoul just two weeks later from North Korea. This film will focus on a covert ‘X-Ray’ operation where Lee Jung Jae plays the Korean commander who must succeed with his troop members in order for General MacArthur’s plans to succeed. Lee Beom Soo has also signed on to play a North Korean colonel. Jin Se Yeon has signed on to play a nurse and it seems that Kim Sun Ah may also appear in the film along with Jung Joon Ho and Choo Sung Hoon. The film is aiming for a 2016 release date. [link]
  • And finally, Gong Hyo Jin shows off her legs in a new pictorial. [link]

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