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News: ‘We Broke Up’ to screen in 21st Geneva International Film Festival

‘We Broke Up’ to screen in Geneva

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CJE&M’s OnStyle and YG K-plus’ collaboration “We Broke Up” became the first Web-based Korean drama to be invited to the 21st Geneva International Film Festival.

The 10-episode program culminated in July, and as of Oct. 27, garnered over 16 million views online.

Its plot depicts the revival of love between a young couple who continue to live together even after breaking up.

2NE1 singer Sandara Park and WINNER’s Kang Seung-yoon, together with models Kang Seung-hyun and Jang Gi-yong, acted as main characters.

Producer Kim Gi-yoon expressed delight at receiving the invitation, and vowed to produce more quality Web dramas

This year’s GIFF will take place from Nov. 6 to 14. “We Broke Up” will be screened on Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. local time.

Credits: Kpop Herald

Feature: [StarCast] “I am the Prettiest in.Y.G.E”…. Sandara Park, Beautiful MC Challenge

[StarCast] “I am the Prettiest in.Y.G.E”…. Sandara Park, Beautiful MC Challenge

“I am the best~ at giving”

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The Promotions Director,
should be able to give away business cards well.

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Well, she is after all, YG’s promotion fairy.
Wherever and whenever, she never forgets to do PR.

So now
She
Is
Starting
To
Do
Business
Earnestly

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“Manager/Director Park?”

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“Fire!”

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Sandara Park appeared in JTBC. Is this her debut after 6 years? This is the first time that she came out in an entertainment show. She appears with Yoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol as an MC in the program called, “Sugarman.”

First of all, “Sugarman” is a program where they re-visit the hit songs of singers from the past. The mission is to make it a hit again. The juniors who remake the songs then compete with one another.

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☞ On the 14th, ‘Dispatch’ met with Dara at a studio in Ilsan. And her mission? To promote “Sugarman” at all cost. And her special technique as PR fairy is ‘reaction.’

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Here in the waiting room. And the new program promotion director, ah no, new MC sandara Park came out first. Her expression is so full of excitement, it really has been a long time.

“I watched the ‘Sugar Man’ pilot program last summer. I really like the 1990~2000 songs. It was really fun and interesting because it called up so many memories for me. However, I’m here now as the MC!”

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Sandara Park shares the waiting room together with lyricist, Kim Eana. This is the first MC challenge for the both of them. So what do they need now? Right, self.pro.mo.tion.

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“PR fairy, come join me~” (Kim Eana)

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“Can you handle it?” (Dara)

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“We are the best!” (Two MC)

Of course, being an MC is not something that you can be with only a pretty face.

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Sandara Park immediately went into study mode. She completely immersed herself into the script before the live recording. She never turned her head and kept a low profile even with all the n.oi.se all around.

“Actually, I only did the first recording last week. I was really confused, and the situation was that my mind was all in a buzz. I must do well in recording now, so I’m worrying.”

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“Underlining Dara”

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“Studying hard Dara”

So now that she is done with studying, will she show off her good looks as an MC?

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If we think about it, Sandara Park is indeed YG Entertainment’s beauty representative. Shall we have a moment to cleanse our eyes? It is now time for re-touching her make-up.

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“YG beauty representative”

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“Prettiest in YG, Dara”

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“Ready.to.go.”

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It’s finally recording time. PR Fairy, are you really feeling okay? Although it’s been 6 years since she debuted, she can’t help but feel ‘nervous’ still. However, Dara says that she chooses to believe in herself and practices this strength in real life.

“As a novice MC, there will be many things that I will lack. However, please look at my unconventional personality in a good way. Maybe it will attract you unexpectedly along with my fresh charms. Haha!”

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“Come on! Let’s do this.”

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“Reaction ready”

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“Reaction explosion”

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Sandara Park shows her progressing skills as an MC, improving fast. “Two Yoo” seem to be captivated with her. Yoo Jae Suk shows an uncle-like smile, the same with Yoo Hee Yeol.

“I found strength because I had Yoo-nue-nim (T/N: Yoo Jae Suk’s nickname, stands for “God Yoo”) and Yeol-oppa right next to me. They really took care of me a lot. I’ll continue to do my best and work hard. I will strive to learn a lot.”

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“Falling” (Yoo Jae Seok)
(T/N: 흐뭇하다 means falling into a trap with no escape. It’s what netizens say when they fall for a celebrity and there’s no escaping it)

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“Pleased” (Yoo Hee Yeol)

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“Cute, cute”

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Recording for this day has ended successfully. The hidden “Sugar Man” who made appearances left a deep impression and touched hearts deeply. If Sandara Park could choose, which “Sugar Man” would she like to see?

“I want to find Rich as Sugarman. I really like his song, ‘Only the Words, I Love You.’ I would also like to hear about how he’s doing and about his activities now. I want to hear him sing again.”

☞ Finally, the final task for PR Fairy. This time around, she’s going to appeal to the fandom using her visuals. Even if you aren’t a “fan ahjussi” (or even if you’re a woman but not a fan), you should still save the following pictures.

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“Disappointed?”

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“I am Dara-ya”

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“Today at 10:50PM”

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“You’re going to watch the broadcast right”

Credits:

Source: Dispatch via Naver

Re-uploaded and translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News: 2NE1′s Sandara Park Says She Recorded Parts of ′Fire′ with Her Nose Covered

2NE1′s Sandara Park Says She Recorded Parts of ′Fire′ with Her Nose Covered

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Sandara Park turned heads when she revealed that she held her nose to record 2NE1′s Fire.

Sandara Park shared a behind-the-scenes story from the recording of Fire on the October 20 broadcast of JTBC′s Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man.

Upon hearing B1A4′s Baro rap on the show, Yoo Jae Suk turned to Sandara Park, asking “Don′t you rap too?”

Sandara Park answered, “I made my debut through rap. I recorded our debut song Fire while holding my nose,” before showing the guests how she recorded the line ′You got that fire, My heart, boom boom boom′ at the time.

Black Eyed Pilseung′s Rado appeared surprised, saying “I thought it was autotune.”

Sandara Park explained, “It was slightly autotuned, but the base is a nasally sound.”

Yoo Hee Yeol then said, “That company (YG) isn′t that glamorous. They just dress well,” drawing laughs.

Credits: MWave

News: “Sugar Man” to Return as JTBC’s New Official Variety Show

“Sugar Man” to Return as JTBC’s New Official Variety Show

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JTBC’s “Sugar Man” has been confirmed for regular broadcasting. Its first episode will air on October 20 at 10:50 p.m.

“Sugar Man” is a program in which short-lived oldies are sculpted into their 2015-hit-song versions. Special guests will perform each song and whichever one gets the higher rating wins. A pilot version of the show was aired last August for two episodes and was praised for the teamwork shown betweenYoo Jae Suk and Yoo Hee Yeol.

“We will be highlighting the pilot version’s strengths and supplement its weaknesses in order to present an upgraded ‘Sugar Man,’” the staff said.

An especially drastic change will be the increase in spectators to 100 people, their ages ranging from 20 to 50 in order to represent all generations.

Fans are eager to see the synergy effect between star MC Yoo Jae Suk, sentimental musician Yoo Hee Yeol, lyricist Kim Li Na, and 2NE1’s Sandara Park.

Credits: Soompi

News: 2NE1′s Sandara Park Cast as Lead in ′Missing Korea′

2NE1′s Sandara Park Cast as Lead in ′Missing Korea′

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Sandara Park has been cast to play Miss Korea′s North Korea representative in KBS′ Missing Korea.

Missing Korea, which is set to air on KBS in October, is a romantic comedy set in the fictional year 2020, in which the North and South are working towards unification through non-governmental exchanges and economic cooperation, leading to the first-ever ′North-South Joint Miss Korea Pageant.′ Hereafter, the drama will be broadcast as a web drama.

Sandara Park is currently practicing the North Korean dialect in order to faithfully act out the role as Miss Korea′s North Korean representative.

In the scenes capturing the contestants′ camp and final competition, the actual sponsored dresses, tiaras, costumes, hair and makeup team will be used in order to add authenticity.

Kim Jeong Hoon, who is gaining popularity in China through various broadcast activities, has been cast opposite Sandara Park to play the head of the pageant′s organizing committee.

The production team stated, “October, which is around the time when Missing Korea will be broadcast, is when inter-Korean reunions of separated North and South Korean families will be taking place at Mt. Kumgang. We hope this drama will send a meaningful message that will be a forum for diverse exchange of inter-Korean relations in the future.”

Meanwhile, Sandara Park′s successful transformation into an actress has been displayed through web dramas Doctor Ian and We Broke Up, and she is set to make her big screen debut through film Crank.

Credits: Mwave

Additional info: Dara will play the role of Lee Yeonhwa, who is Miss Namp’o.. ^^ Namp’o is a city and seaport in South P’yŏngan Province, North Korea. The drama can be watched through KBS World, Daum, and YouTube, and is set to be broadcasted in China and Japan as well! ^^

News: Soompi~ “Sandara Park Gives Gift From Her Heart at “The Miracle Piano” Screening”

Sandara Park Gives Gift From Her Heart at “The Miracle Piano” Screening

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Sandara Park of 2NE1 gave a special gift to Yoo Ye Eun of the documentary film “The Miracle Piano.” Sandara Park attended a screening of the movie, and prepared a special gift of luxury headphones that she picked out herself for Yoo Ye Eun.

Yoo Ye Eun is blind, but is also known as a piano prodigy, and it is said that Sandara Park hoped to help Ye Eun in some way, eventually deciding on the headphones.

The two have a common acquaintance in the director of the movie, Lim Sung Goo. When Sandara Park was not known in Korea, Lim Sung Goo helped her. Even after her debut as a 2NE1 member, she is said to have kept in touch with the director, eventually leading to this heartwarming meeting with Yoo Ye Eun. She was already aware of her through seeing her on TV, and prepared the present after hearing that she could meet her after the screening. She said, “It is a movie full of hope that makes you happy. I hope to be able to sing alongside Yoo Ye Eun’s piano playing one day.”

Meanwhile, “The Miracle Piano” will open in theaters on September 3.

Credits: Soompi

News: Inquirer~ “Sandara Park’s Secret is Out! 2NE1’s Sandara Park Made the Big Announcement: she is Penshoppe’s Newest Ambassador”

Sandara Park’s secret is out

2NE1’s Sandara Park made the big announcement: she is Penshoppe’s newest ambassador

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2NE1’s Sandara Park made the big announcement: she is Penshoppe’s newest ambassador.

Penshoppe posted a teaser yesterday:

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And confirmed the news by posting this:

Last month, as fans followed Sandara’s fun Philippine adventures on Instagram, eating at Jollibee multiple times, challenging her “We Broke Up” co-stars Jang Ki-yong and Lee Beom-gyoo to eat balut, watching Big Bang, ziplining, visiting Tagaytay and Taal and hitting the beach with her Korean friends, they didn’t know she was also in the Philippines for one big reason: her Penshoppe campaign shoot.

Inquirer Super was at the shoot last month at Golden ABC’s Studio 1155 and Gallery.

Photographer Cliff Watts, who also shot Sean O’Pry and Cara Delevingne’s #UrbanRebels campaign for Penshoppe, flew in from New York to shoot Dara. “The shoot was great. It’s my first time to shoot her and it’s my first time in the Philippines. We shot her in the studio and on the rooftop,” said Cliff, who enjoys working with Penshoppe. “Fantastic. I love the people, the product, I feel like it’s a family and I love that.”

“The shoot turned out amazing. I was blown away by how Dara moves in front of the camera. She was effortless, really good. The clothes look amazing on her,” said Jeff Bascon, Penshoppe’s brand director. “Dara made it really easy for everyone. She’s really charming. Her sense of style is really strong. After working with her and seeing her in action, I’m definitely a bigger fan now.

Dara loved the clothes she wore so much that she sweetly asked if she can bring them with her to Korea.

Everyone at the shoot marveled at how down-to-earth the K-Pop superstar was.

Alice Liu, Golden ABC’s executive vice president for retail brands said, “She’s a very sweet girl who was very easy to work with and we look forward to working more with her and her wonderful team also.

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After the shoot, as we sat down with Dara for an interview, we realized that despite leaving behind her showbiz career in the Philippines to conquer Korea eight years ago, she’s still the same Jollibee-loving, Tagalog-speaking Sandara Park that so many Filipinos adore.

The day before the shoot, she relaxed by going to Greenbelt. “Pumunta ako sa arcade, nag-basketball and meron din palang videoke doon so kumanta ako ng 2NE1 songs. Narinig daw sa labas, nakakahiya.” (I went to the arcade, I played basketball, and since there was a videoke machine there, I also sang 2NE1 songs. I was told that I could be heard even from the outside, it was so embarrassing.” 

Sandara says her Filipino fans are one reason she said yes to Penshoppe. “Hanggang ngayon hindi niyo pa rin ako nakakalimutan kaya nandito ako ngayon with Penshoppe.” (Until now, you guys have never forgotten me, so that’s why I’m here now with Penshoppe)

And the other reason? “Talagang sinusuot ko yung Penshoppe since high school days pa lang.” ( really wear Penshoppe, ever since my high school days)

Credits: Inquirer

 

Photos/News: Actress Park Sandara Looks Stunning in Behind-The-Scenes Shots

Beautiful Dara is beautiful.. Seriously.. Gorgeous actress vibe! ^^

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Sandara Park is not just 2NE1’s Dara, instead it was actress “Sandara Park” who was in the photoshoot for STAGE. Sandara Park has a cute and lively image as 2NE1’s Dara, but now she is showing another side of herself, this time actress Sandara Park makes an appearance. After successfully completing the web dramas “Dr. Ian” and “We Broke Up” recently, there is a lot of expectation about what else she would show as an actress in the future. 

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Re-uploaded and translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara / SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

News/Article: The Korea Times – “K-Web Fest Awards WINNER Kang Seung-yoon, 2ne1 Sandara Park”

K-Web Fest awards WINNER Kang Seung-yoon, 2ne1 Sandara Park

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The only web series festival in Asia, K-Web Fest, closed its doors Friday two days after its first-ever launch in South Korea, Yonhap reported.

The festival celebrated web dramas — an increasing market for smartphone users, who can watch short five- to ten-minute videos on the go — as well as other web content.

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Kang Seung-yoon, K-pop boy band WINNER vocalist and actor, was awarded the Best Actor prize for web drama “We Broke Up,” and 2ne1′s Sandara Park the Actress counterpart for “Dr. Ian,” inside Seoul’s The-K Hotel.

“South Korean web series production is still in its beginning stages, but its influence will increase thanks to our outstanding IT and mobile infrastructure,” said Eun Sung-hee, head of JS Top Entertainment, festival host. “Through the introduction of Korean web series through this festival, we’re working hard to bring K-web series into the same Hallyu spotlight as K-pop and K-dramas.”

K-Web Fest introduced 110 projects, including 80 from overseas and 20 local, and was attended by Los Angeles Web Fest Executive Director Michael Ajakwe.

The event was sponsored by the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korea Creative Content Agency, Seocho District and GB Boston Investment Company.

 

*OMGGGGGG! #CongratulationsActress Dara! FTW!!!! <3

Credits:

Source: The Korea Times

News: YG-Life: “[Exclusive] DARA Acts for Korean Version of “Begin Again”… First Title Role in Korean Movie”

[Exclusive] DARA acts for Korean version of “Begin Again”… First title role in Korean movie

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[헤럴드POP=홍동희 기자] 2NE1’s DARA plays the title role in a music film.

According to film insiders on the 24, DARA will act her first title role in a music film (title not decided yet) to be cranked in by the end of September. It is her first title role in a Korean movie.

The movie will be a Korean version of “Begin Again”. It is about a story of a girl who works at a convenience store part-time, who seeks out a mysterious melody she hears every night in her dream, and a producer of an Internet broadcasting program who tries to help her find out the music.

DARA acts the role of the girl who is captivated by the mysterious melody to go on a musical journey. Actor Han Jae-seok is known to have been cast as the producer who helps her.

Before her debut as 2NE1, DARA had built an acting career in the Philippines, appearing in a number of films and TV dramas. Plus, she recently acts with KANG SEUNG YOON in web-drama “We Broke Up” (directed by Kim Yong-Wan and written by Jeon Seon-Young) which is aired on NAVER TV CAST.

Notably, as Kim Soo-Jin who worked on the music of drama “White Tower”, “Let’s Eat”, and “Queen SeonDeok” will participated in the film as a music producer, it is drawing a big attention.

Plus, popular webtoonist Mitty (Hong Seung Pyo) takes part in writing the scenario. The film will be cranked in at the end of September, to be released in the first half of next year.

Credits: YG-Life

T/N: So basically, YGE posted the English version of the same article from HeraldPop I translated earlier.. XD However, there are a few more notes in an article from Busan Ilbo.

“Sandara Park has a casting offer to be the main female lead for the musical film,” a representative from YG entertainment said on the 24th, “However, the details of the contract have not yet been stipulated, we’re still negotiating.” – Busan Ilbo

YG representative: “We confirm that there is an offer for Sandara Park to play the female lead in a musical movie” –  The Fact 

YG representative: “It’s true that Sandara Park will act in a musical movie.”

Film official: “The exact date for filming has not yet been set, but it will start either in late September or early October. Sandara Park holds a crucial key to the character’s development.” – MBN

Still hoping for the best!!!! PLEASEEEEEEE WE NEED THIS IN OUR LIVES! XD

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