March Birthdays & Your Favorite Pisces Idols

March is a big month for celebrity birthdays, and we wanted to make sure you were up to date on all your favorite idols who are celebrating. This is also the month for astrological sign, Pisces, one of the more sensitive and artistic signs in the zodiac. With a gentle, comforting personality, someone with the Pisces sign probably loves to daydream and might even be a hopeless romantic.

Top actors Jang Dong Gun, Jung Woo Sung, Kim Rae Won, and Kim Nam Gil are world-famous for their ability to portray emotion on screen, especially in crying scenes.

Pisces Jang Dong Gun looks devastated in A Gentleman's Dignity

Eugene and Jang Nara delight viewers with their lovable characters, and are known to be genuinely kind-hearted women off-screen.

Idols like F.T. Island's Lee Hong Ki, Girls' Generation's Kim Taeyeon, Infinite's Myungsoo, and Taiwanese pop singer Zeng Yu Jia are bursting with creative talent, and have always been big dreamers. Watch Zeng Yu Jia's sad love song, Not Enough Tears, below:


Check out the full list below to see if you share a birthday with any of the stars. Which of the celebrities fits the Pisces profile the most?

F.T. Island's Lee Hong Ki, March 2nd

Choi Chul Ho, March 2nd

Lee Seon Gyun, March 2nd

Go Hyun Jung, March 2nd

Eugene, March 3rd

Kim Jung Eun, March 4th

Park Min Young, March 4th

Jang Dong Gun, March 7th

Girls' Generation's Kim Taeyeon, March 9th

Nam Goong Min, March 12th

Kim Nam Gil, March 13th

Infinite's Myungsoo ("L"), March 13th

Jang Nara, March 18th

Kim Rae Won, March 19th

Kang Ji Hwan, March 20th

Jung Woo Sung, March 20th

Which Celebrity Tops Forbes Korea’s '2013 Power Celebrity' List?

Forbes Korea recently released this year's list of the top 40 ‘Power Celebrities.’ The publication, now in its tenth year selects a 100 candidates including actors, MCs, singers and professional athletes and then ranks the top 40 based on their annual revenue, influence, name recognition, and professionalism

With a total of 32 TV advertisements in 2012, Girls’ Generation had the most advertising contracts of any candidate on the list. They’ve appeared in the top five of the list since 2008, and topped it the past two years. But these ads were not enough to secure their place for a third year in a row. For the first time in two years, Girls’ Generation took second place in the rankings. It's no surprise Youtube phenomena PSY took the top spot this year. 




The Top 40 in order:
  1. Psy
  2. Girls’ Generation
  3. Son Yeon Jae
  4. Kim Soo Hyun
  5. Big Bang
  6. Park Tae Hwan
  7. Song Joong Ki
  8. IU
  9. Kim Yuna
  10. Super Junior
  11. Lee Seung Gi
  12. Yoo Joon Sang
  13. KARA
  14. Lee Dae Ho
  15. 2PM
  16. Ki Sung Ryong
  17. Miss A
  18. Joo Won
  19. Park Ji Sung
  20. INFINITE
  21. CNBLUE
  22. T-ara
  23. TVXQ
  24. Kim Tae Hee
  25. JYJ
  26. SISTAR
  27. Shin Bora
  28. Oh Yeon Seo
  29. B2ST
  30. Yoo Jae Suk
  31. Han Hyo Joo
  32. Kim Nam Joo
  33. Kim Joon Hyun
  34. Ryu Seung Ryong
  35. Yang Hak Sun
  36. Kim Byung Man
  37. Lee Min Jung
  38. Um Tae Woong
  39. Lee Kwang Soo
  40. Ha Ji Won

Is your favorite celebrity on the list?



Who Would Be a Good Match for Wonder Girl's Ye Eun?


Ye Eun of Wonder Girls recently appeared on  SBS’s “Challenge 1000 Songs,” where she discussed her desire to find love and marry following the wedding of her best-friend and fellow Wonder Girls member Sun Ye. Ye Eun said, “Seeing my best friend get married made me want to get married soon.” Sun Ye married her boyfriend of three years this January. 

Here are some possible good matches for Ye Eun:

2AM's Changmin - They both starred together in the musical, Three Musketeers,  and are friends from being on the JYP label. In the musical they play lovers who fall for each other at first glance.



Ye Eun)and 2AM's Changmin 
2PM's Chansung - JYP labelmates, Ye-Eun chose Chansun as her ideal type. Chansung is currently acting in the K-Drama 7th Grade Civil Servant. Chansung even said in an interview that if 2PM were to welcome a new female member from a Korean Girl Group it would be Ye Eun. The two also love food and have both confessed to eating a lot. 


2PM's Chansung

CN Blue's Lee Jong Hyun - Both are talented singers and songwriters, who are normally reserved but known to have a fun side. If they were together we're sure they'd sing together and make beautiful music. Lee Jong Hyun also is a talented actor who was in A Gentleman's Dignity.


CNBLUE's Lee Jong Hyun sings

Singer Khalil Fong. Khalil is an extremely talented singer, with a cute nerdy side. His sensitive music is sure to make any girl swoon. 


Khalil Fong is an Hong Kong singer
Take our poll at the top of this post and let us know who you think would be a good match for Ye Eun! 

13 Trends for 2013

From the runway to your TV screen here are 13 big fashion and beauty trends for 2013. 

1. Black and White 

In their quest for new colors many designers have returned to the basics: black and white. This trend is anything but boring as it involves pairing the colors in new ways, with bold patterns and color blocking to give the trend a mod feel.

Moon Geun Young wears a lovely black and white dress on Cheongdamdong Alice.

Girls' Generation all wore the trend to the the 21st Seoul Music Awards.




2. Emerald Green

Pantone, the authority on color, named Emerald the hottest hue of 2013. Take inspiration from stars and go bold like Kim Kardashian in a green peplum dress. 

"Faith" star and host of new Korean talk show "Incarnation" Kim Hee Sun stood out from the crowd at London fashion week in an emerald trench. 




3. Wedge Sneakers

High top wedge sneakers became big last year when high-end labels like Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs debuted the style. But with affordable labels making the style the trend is huge, with everyone from pop stars to models rocking the casual comfy shoes. 

Girls' Generation Sooyoung was snapped wearing the sneakers in her stylish airport fashion, as was Kara's Goo Hara.



4. Braided Hair

Beautiful braids can highlight your face or just keep your wild hair tame on a bad hair day. 

On 'That Winter the Wind Blows' Jung Eun Ji showcased a messy side braid. Singer Rihanna's classic side braid takes a twist with her vibrant red hair color and emerald green earrings. 




5. Bright Lips

Nothing says Spring like a bright bold pout. So pucker up with fun lip colors from fuchsia to classic red. 

So Jin of Girls Day brightened her makeup look with pretty pink. Hayley Williams of Paramore matched her lips to her bright red hair. 




6. Peek-a-boo cutouts


Strategically styled cut-outs can give the illusion of showing skin in a demure tasteful wayTake a peek at how stars are wearing this trend. 

Lee Seung Yeon rocked the trend on the red carpet showing how women of all ages can wear the trend. Shu-Qi, star of My Wife is a Gangster 3 wore an elegant black dress to the West-Beijing Press Conference. 



7. Ladylike Handbags

These top-handled bags have a timeless hold on style. Say goodbye to massive slouchy bags and pare down your look to an instant classic. 

Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In dresses up the look for the March issue of Vogue Girl Korea. In 'I Do I Do' Kim Sun Ah conquers the fashion world with an array of ladylike handbags. 




8. Cobalt Blue

This gorgeous rich hue is full of glamourous pop. This trend will brighten up any look. Wear the pop of color like Eun-Joo's coat in the K-drama "I Miss You" and you will stand out from the winter crowd. Or go dramatic like R&B singer  Ailee's cobalt blue gown at the Seoul Music Awards. 




9. Bouncing Bobs 

This short face-framing trend shows no signs of slowing down. 

Brown Eyed Girls’ member JeA recently uploaded a photo showcasing her new shorter locks. "Lipstick Jungle's" Lindsay Prices looks vivacious and adorable despite her character's struggles in the fast-paced world of Manhattan. 




10. Hair accessories 

Whether you are wearing your hair up or down, hair accessories are an easy way to play up your look. 

"In Flower Boy Next DoorPark Soo Jin loves to accent her hair with sparkly headbands. Moon Geun Young often wore adorable hair bows on "Cheongdamdong Alice




11. Nail Art

Girls have having lots of fun with accessorizing their fingertips. This trend is a perfect way to show your individuality. Expect to see many creative manicures on the Oscar Red Carpet this weekend. 

Kara’s Nicole uploaded a picture of her new bling nail art to her Twitter. This trend isn't just for the girls as Big Bang's G-Dragon displayed his gold nail art. 




12. Lace

Used as both an accent and the main fabric, lace has been seen all over the runways and on celebrities. From bold black lace to subtle lace prints, there are many ways to wear the trend. 

Kate Middleton wowed in a dress with a full lace back. Hyuna of 4 Minute looked stunning in a black lace dress she wore in a Vogue Girl fashion shoot. 





13. Statement Necklace

From crystals to colorful multi-layer stones, statement necklaces are an easy way to add a pop to a basic outfit. 

Park Shi Yeon’s accessories in "Nice Guy" episode 12 nicely match the leather details of her top. In "I Miss You"  episode 8, Yoon Eun Hye wears her colorful statement necklace on top of her cobalt blue sweater dress. The gemstones of the necklace compliment her on-trend bright lips. 



What are some of your favorite fashion trends for 2013?

Top 10 Moments of Strong Heart

The popular Tuesday evening Korean talk show Strong Heart aired its finale episode last week. The show had many memorable guests, and entertaining moments since its debut in 2009. 

Strong Heart guests battle each other to tell emotional stories to make viewers laugh or cry, the best storyteller wins the show. The unique format allowed viewers a look into idols stars' lives. We look back at the most memorable moments with the Top 10 Moments of 'Strong Heart':

1. Episode 92: Super Junior ranks the most handsome members of the group


Ranking of most handsome men of Super Junior by Super Junior members
2. Episode 81: Talk battle - U-Know vs. Kim Hyun Joong. 

Previous winners of the title Strong Heart  from past episodes return to battle it out this time to see who is the King of Kings. 


King of the Kings Special
3. Episode 124: YG X-file - Top had his first kiss in front of his mother! 

When MC Lee Seung Gi questioned Big Bang‘s T.O.P about his first kiss, T.O.P surprised the studio with his confession saying:

 “When I was young, I wanted to show my mom my first kiss with a girl, so I asked my mom to come outside of the house for a moment. When she stepped outside, I beckoned my girlfriend who was hiding from behind the trash cans and confidently kissed her in front of my mom.


T.O.P reveals he had his first kiss in front of his mother!
4. Episode 158: Little PSY

Little PSY Hwang Minwoo & actress Park Minha hold their own "Gangnam Style" stage, doing a perfect version of the famous horse dance. 


Little Psy does 'Gangnam Style'

5. Episode 78: Goo Hara's dance tutorial for Lee Seung Gi 



KARA's Goo Hara discussed her first time clubbing during filming of her drama "City Hunter" and gave an impromptu dance lesson to Lee Seung Gi showing off some of her sexy dance moves.


KARA's Goo Hara teaches her dance moves

6. Episode 124: 10 Year Secret Love Story of Seven & Park Han Byul


Singer Se7en revealed details about his relationship with girlfriend of 10 years, Park Han Byul. He surprised fans by saying that 7 years into the relationship, they got sick of each other and broke up. 



7. Episode 17: After School's Ga Hee & U-IE's sexy dance


On this episode two fierce girl groups talk about how other girl groups think they're scary and battle it out through dance. 


K-Pop girl group dance battle

8. Episode 27: Rain's Perfect Type 


In this episode, we find out which top actress is Rain's ideal type and what he looks for in a girl! Is it his Full House co-star Song Hye Gyo, or the wide-eyed Shin Min Ah?


Rain reveals his ideal type

9. Episode 125: New star of Strong Heart Announced 



After MC Lee Seung-gi decided to leave the show, actor Lee Dong-wook became the shows new MC. 


Strong Heart host Lee Dong Wook

10. Episode 165: Goodbye Strong Heart


We say goodbye to the show. On this episode Three members of Girls' Generation, YoonA, Yuri and Jessica each discuss their kissing scenes from their K-dramas the previous year. 
Girls’ Generation member Hyoyeon also revealed that she almost got into a fight with fellow member Tiffany over who got to sit next to well-known TV personality Boom on stage.




While ‘Strong Heart’ has come to an end, ‘Incarnation‘ has taken its place. The show is hosted by Kim Hee Sun who starred in K-drama 'Faith' with Lee Min Ho last year. This is her first entertainment show. 

Are you looking forward to the new show?

UPDATE: Park Shi Hoo Denies Accusations of Rape

We previously reported that Korean actor and star of popular Korean Drama, Cheongdam-dong Alice, has been accused of raping a 22-year-old entertainment trainee following a night out drinking. The trainee told police she meet Park Shi Hoo through a mutual acquaintances and that she blacked out before waking up in bed with the actor.

Park Shi Hoo's representatives have denied all allegations of sexual misconduct and released an official statement stating the encounter with the trainee was consensual. You can read a translation of Park Shi Hoo's official statement here.



Park Shi Hoo Denies Accusations of Rape


New reports indicate Seoul police have reviewed the surveillance footage of Park Shi Hoo’s home and discovered that the trainee was carried inside the home by a rookie celebrity, referred to as K. The rookie had been out drinking with Park Si Hoo and the trainee earlier in the evening. Police revealed that K drove Park Shi Hoo and the trainee home in his own car. 

The owner of the pub in Cheongdamdong where the three drank, expressed shock at the allegations against Park Si Hoo, saying the trainee didn't seem drunk and was able to walk down the stairs on her own. CCTV footage from the pub also revealed that K carried the trainee on his back while Park Shi Hoo walked on his own. 

Park Shi Hoo is scheduled to officially go in for police questioning regarding this case on February 24. 

We'll keep you updated as this story develops.


Park Shi Hoo Denies Accusations of Rape

Thirty-five-year-old Korean actor Park Shi Hoo has been accused of raping an entertainment trainee after a night of drinking at a bar. The trainee, who filed a complaint with the police, claims that she met Park Shi Hoo through mutual acquaintances, became drunk, and then her memory blacked out before waking up in bed with the actor.

Park Shi Hoo's representatives have denied the allegations of rape, saying, in an official statement, that what happened on that night with the trainee was consensual. Park Shi Hoo urged the media to wait for the results of the official police investigation. The police say that they plan to summon Park for questioning.

In Park Shi Hoo's public statement, he says that he and the trainee drank together and later went together to her home. Then, Park says that she invited him to stay the night, and approached him in order to start a physical relationship. A witness from the bar says that it appears from CCTV footage that the trainee was not drunk enough to need help walking down the stairs to a car. 

Park Shi Hoo recently starred in the popular Korean Drama, Cheongdam-dong Alice.

Actor Park Shi Hoo denies allegations of assault




Ladies, Can We Really Have it All?

Ladies, can we really have it all? A dream job, successful relationships, great friends, children, and a fabulous shoe collection as well? This week it's all about the ladies.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 5 

Prepare to go on an emotional roller coaster ride with the Kardashian family as they wield their sharp tongues and go over-the-top with their antics. In this season, single Kim tries to move on and tries to pursue someone new, but her past comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile her older sister Kourtney struggles with her family and her boyfriend as they try for a second baby.


Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian


Lipstick Jungle 

Whoever doubted that women can't make it to the top has clearly never met the ladies of Lipstick Jungle. Follow the professional and personal lives of three best friends Wendy Healy, Victory Ford and Nico Reilly. They want it all: love, life, careers, and they won’t stop until they reach the top. Watch as they support each other through the careers, relationships, and strut their way to success!


Real Housewives of Orange County, Season 6 The Real Housewives of Orange County is a reality TV series, following the lives of affluent housewives in the Southern California beach community of Orange County. These are not your average stay-home moms, and they'll show you that money can't always buy you happiness. In season 6, the ladies battle personal issues, from failing marriages to children struggling in school.
 

These 3 NBC titles are available only to viewers in the South East Asia region.



Yeol Mae and her girlfriends are 30-something successful career women in Seoul who enjoy their independent lifestyles as they search for Mr. Right. Will these successful women be able to find Mr. Right? Watch the first episode nowThis title is licensed for viewers in the Americas.

Follow these single ladies in Seoul in 'I Need Romance 2'


Happy Birthday Park Shin Hye!

Today we're celebrating the 23rd birthday of one of the most adored actresses in Korean Drama, Park Shin Hye. This sweet and kind-hearted star has many talents, including acting, modeling, and singing. You can watch some of her excellent acting in this season's hottest drama, Flower Boy Next Door.

Park Shin Hye plays a shy hermit in Flower Boy Next Door
Park Shin Hye became a Korean Wave star after playing a female member of a boyband in You're Beautiful. Having to choose between three hot bandmates while concealing her real identity shot Park Shin Hye's innocent character, Go Mi Nam, to international stardom. Audiences also fell in love with the second lead co-star, singer Jung Yong Hwa - the two would later star in their own music-themed drama, Heartstrings.

Known for her cute, round features and pure personality, Park Shin Hye first appeared as a child actress in classic Korean Drama, Stairway to Heaven. Later, she would act in star in the Princess Hours spin-off, Goong-S and family drama, Kimcheed Radish Cubes. She even makes a number of fun cameo appearances in King of Dramas and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.

But even with her busy acting schedule, Park Shin Hye devotes a great deal of time to service and volunteering. She has traveled to Ghana with the "Stop Hunger" campaign, and has even served food to the needy in Korea on her birthday. She is truly a beautiful lady, inside and out!

Park Shin Hye volunteered in Africa in 2011
Licensing Regions: Heartstrings, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, and You're Beautiful are available worldwide except in select countries. Flower Boy Next Door and King of Dramas are available in the Americas. Kimcheed Radish Cubes is available in North America, Africa, and the Middle East. 


K-Pop Stars Love their Pets


While some of us are savoring the sweetness of Valentine's Day with our friends and loved ones, our favorite K-Pop stars are curling up with the most adorable pets around. These cats and dogs live the pampered life, and give us a glimpse of the idols' softer sides. Find these pet photos and many more on our Pinterest Board, Celebrity Pets!


JYJ's Micky Yoochun with Harang

G-Dragon and Gaho

Park Shin Hye
Miss A's Suzy

2PM's Chansung

Which of these K-Pop pets do you think has the most loving idol owner?


Celebrate Love This Valentine's Day



Celebrate love this Valentine's Day. Love comes in many forms, from the love of family and friends to the love of soul mates. These romantic titles that will touch your heart. So curl up with someone special, and enjoy these love stories from around the world!

I Need RomanceIn Young is a young, successful career woman in Seoul who has it all – a great career and even greater friends. But In Young and her two best friends, Seo Yeon and Hyun Joo, are looking for something more. Can these modern women find the perfect relationship to fill the void their otherwise idyllic lives? Licensed for North/Central/South America. 


Follow these successful single friends looking for love in 'I Need Romance'
Because of You is a comedic romantic drama that revolves around Sun Fan, played by Baron Chen. Sun Fan is a stunt double who dreams of making it big. When his girlfriend starts to get a little too close to the famous singer Fang Zi Hao after a music video gig, Sun Fan & Fang Zi Hao end up in a fight. This title is licensed: South East Asia, United States. See the first episode below.



Heart is an Indonesian story about how a girl would sacrifice for her best friend that she loves. Rachel and Farel grew up together as best friends, but when Farel falls in love with the beautiful Luna, she can't help but feel jealous of their relationship. A horrible turn of events leaves both Rachel and Luna in the hospital, where Rachel must make the most difficult choice of her life for the best friend she loves. "Heart" is available worldwide except Malaysia and Brunei.

Indonesian love story "Heart"



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