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News: YG Life – “Army of YG Cameos in Drama Series “Producer”… Top Stars’ Cute Appeals Captured behind the Scene”

Army of YG Cameos in Drama Series “Producer”… Top Stars’ Cute Appeals Captured behind the Scene


[동아닷컴=홍세영 기자] “Army of YG’s super-star cameos” including DARA, KANG SEUNG YOON, and KIM JI SOO showed off unexpected charms behind the scenes.

On the 29, behind cuts of KBS 2TV’s Friday-Saturday drama series “Producer” (written by Park Ji-eun, produced by Pyo Min-soo and Seo Soo-min) were unveiled. The behind cuts are showing 2NE1’s DARA, WINNER’s KANG SEUNG YOON, and YG trainee KIM JI SOO. The three are appearing as new members of variety TV show “1 Day and 2 Nights” in the drama series, who are super stars. They are showing off unexpected cute and bubbly appeals, differently from other top-star characters in the drama.

DARA, KANG SEUNG YOON, and KIM JI SOO took part in an outdoor shooting carried out in Goyeong, North Gyeongsang Province, on May 18. The three are boasting different appeals, making cute poses in a friendly atmosphere.

DARA in the behind cuts is catching the eyes, making a cute pose with her thumbs up, unlike the character of her role in the series, who is a top star jealous of Cindy (acted by IU). In other photos, she boasts an outstanding aura of actress or shows off her lovely appeal, wearing a padding jumper back to front.

In the behind cuts, KANG SEUNG YOON maintains his concentration on the scripts even while waiting for his scene, and does not let the scripts off his hands even when he takes a group photo with other actors, showing his “infinite affection for scripts”. KIM JI SOO who tries acting for the first time in “Producer” also catches eyes with her fresh and innocent charm and attractive face.

Meanwhile, DARA, KANG SEUNG YOON, and KIM JI SOO greatly contributed to raising up the viewership rate of the series, by appearing in episode 4 aired on the 23. Even though they appeared only for short as cameo actors, they boasted a big presence in the episode. Fans are paying keen attention to how the three will make the drama more interesting with their fresh charms in today’s episode, following their contribution for last week’s episodes.

Credits: YG Life

News: 2NE1′s Sandara Park, WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon, and EXID’s Hani to Cameo on “Producer”

2NE1′s Sandara Park, WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon, and EXID’s Hani to Cameo on “Producer”


2NE1‘s Sandara Park, WINNER‘s Kang Seung Yoon, and EXID‘s Hani are the latest idols confirmed to make cameo appearances on KBS2TV’s star-studded Friday-Saturday drama “Producer.”

According to Star News, Sandara Park and Kang Seung Yoon recently participated in the shoot for an upcoming episode, and they can be expected to cameo as new cast members of “1 Night, 2 Days” produced by Kim Soo Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun‘s characters.

EXID’s Hani will unfortunately fail to make the final cut for the variety show, but fans can look forward to her acting as she boldly expresses her disappointment over getting rejected.

Meanwhile, “Producer” is off to a promising start with double-digit ratings for the first two episodes.

Credits: Soompi

No news yet about what episode they’ll be in though.. ^^

News: 2NE1’s Sandara Park Up First as Featured Artist for Jinusean’s Performance

2NE1’s Sandara Park Up First as Featured Artist for Jinusean’s Performance

For each stage of Tell Me One More Time, Jinusean will invite a junior up to the stage, beginning the relay of featured artists.

Already known for their close relationships with their juniors, Jinu and Sean of Jinusean unveiled that the first featured artist for their upcoming performance will be 2NE1′s Sandara Park.

We′ve always really liked 2NE1′s music. Also in the last broadcast of KBS′ Yoo Hee Yeol′s Sketchbook, Sandara Park did such a good job in the Tell Me performance. So we asked her personally to join us.


On April 24, Sandara Park appeared on Yoo Hee Yeol′s Sketchbook with Jinusean to perform Tell Me. She was able to show off her charms with Jinusean, putting on a stage to remember. Quite different from the original featured artist, Jang Hanna, Sandara Park will bring something new to the Tell Me One More Time stage with Jinusean.

Not only will they be scouting female artists from YG, but using their member connections, Jinusean plans on searching for other idol girl group members to come up on stage with them.

We′ll be scouting popular female idol groups by visiting them in their waiting rooms. We think we′ll be anticipating the stages more.

Similarly in 2014, Epik High also scounted different artists, such as Younha, 2NE1′s Minzy, Akdong Musician′s Suhyun, and more to join the group for Happen Ending. With a different voice featured in each stage, Epik High created anticipation for upcoming performances for fans.

Starting this week, Jinusean will also begin its relay of featured female artists. Fans are already wondering who will follow Sandara Park.


Photo Credit: Naver

Article Source: Mwave

News/Article: YG Family – “Photos of Dara and Kang Seung Yoon Taken at First Script-Reading Meeting of Web-Drama”

Photos of DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON Taken at First Script-Reading Meeting of Web-Drama


– DARA, “So excited about the script-reading meeting just like actual shooting”

– KANG SEUNG YOON, “Will do my best to pay back to those who have given me this great opportunity”

DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON who play the leading role in web-drama “We’ve Broken Up” (written by Jeon Sun-young, directed by Kim Ki-yoon and Kim Yong-wan) have unveiled their photos taken at the first script-reading meeting, in which they show an explosive visual chemistry.

The photos are showing 2NE1’s DARA, WINNER’s KANG SEUNG YOON, top model Kang Seung-hyun and Jang Ki-yong concentrating on the scripts, in a friendly atmosphere. Notably, the fresh visual and chemistry between DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON, the heroine and hero of the series, are catching the eyes.

DARA acts as “Noh Woori”, a talented woman who tries to get a job, and KANG SEUNG YOON acts as “Ji Won-young”, a vocal of an independent band who works hard for his band and music by even doing night-time part-time jobs. Even though it was their first acting together, the two naturally read their lines looking just like “Noh Woori” and “Ji Won-young”, to raise fans’ expectations for their acting as a couple.

DARA expressed her feelings about the first scrip-reading meeting, saying, “I was able to read my lines so comfortably, as the director and staff created such a friendly and fun atmosphere. I really look forward to the actual shooting, as today’s reading felt like real”.

Then, KANG SEUNG YOON said, “I feel heavy sense of responsibility, as it is my first time to play a title role. I’ll keep doing my best and growing as an actor, to pay back to those who have given me this good opportunity. I would like to ask for your support”.

Top model Kang Seung-hyun who tries acting for the first time said, “I was very nervous but able to finish the reading as the atmosphere was so good. I’ll do my best and show you better acting at the shooting”. Jang Ki-Yong also expressed his resolution, saying, “I’ll do my very best for preparation for my acting in this series, to show you a new talent inside me”.

Meanwhile, web-drama “We’ve Broken Up” is a story of a man and woman who have to live in the same house even after breaking up. This music romance drama talks about the key words of the young generation and their way of love, by depicting the conflict of a broken couple who comes to live in the same house. It is cranked in this month, and will be released on CJ E&M’s Style Studio (, the digital platform of YG Entertainment and YG KPlus, as well as On-style channel, in June.


Source: YG Family

News: We Broke Up Sandara Park and Kang Seungyoon, First Script Reading… Half Nervous Half Thrilled

We Broke Up Sandara Park and Kang Seungyoon, First Script Reading… Half Nervous Half Thrilled


The first script reading site of web drama, “We Broke Up”, a collaboration project between YG KPlus and Story Plant of CJ E&M, has been revealed.

On the 22nd, YG KPlus released a photo of the first script reading of “We Broke Up” where Sandara Park, Kang Seungyoon, Kang Seunghyun, Jang Kiyong and other actors were gathered.

The photo of the first script reading of “We Broke Up” shows the thrilling hearts of first meetings between Sandara Park, Kang Seungyoon, Kang Seunghyun, Jang Kiyong and others and them focusing on their scripts within the exciting atmosphere.

Despite this day being the first script reading and first time to test out their chemistry with each other, there are positive rumors that the meeting progressed in a bright atmosphere. Also as the script reading commenced, the actors and actresses immediately got into character and read their scripts without faltering.

Sandara Park expressed her thoughts on the first script reading, “I was able to comfortably take part in the script reading thanks to the director and staff members, who made an enjoyable atmosphere. The script reading took place as if we were on the filming site so I am anticipating how much more fun it will be when we start filming.” Kang Seungyoon stated, “My shoulders are heavy as this is my first time playing a lead role. I will become a hard-working and maturing Kang Seungyoon and meet the expectations of those who gave me this opportunity. Please give lots of love and support.”

Top model Kang Seunghyun, who is challenging herself to acting for the first time stated, “I was very nervous but I was able to end the script reading comfortably thanks to the never-ending laughter within the atmosphere. I will work hard to prepare myself and show a developed me when we start filming.” Jang Kiyong promised, “I will work hard and prepare with density so as to show a new and never-before-seen side of me.”

Meanwhile, this webdrama “We Broke Up”, is a peculiar house-sharing story of a man and a woman who broke up but are put in a situation where they have to live together. Director Kim Yongwan, who co-directed the webdrama “Love Cells” that accumulated over 6 Million hits, will direct. CJ E&M Digital Studio, the studio that took part in the production of the first nationwide beauty web drama “Sweet Youth” that accumulated over 1.8 Million hits, will collaborate with Director Kim Yongwan for “We Broke Up”. The expectations for this project is very high. Filming will start this month and it will be released sometime in June.


Source: Naver

Translated by: @chrissy96_

News: DJ Tukutz when Asked which YG Artist He Considers to be Closest To ~ “I’m close with Sandara”


Korean hip-hop trio Epik High rocked Manila over the weekend in their first-ever concert here, turning it into a frenzied night of good music and opportunity to connect with their Pinoy fans.

Epik High’s Tablo, DJ Tukutz and Mithra Jin pumped up the crowd that converged at the SM City North Edsa’s Skydome for the “Epik High Concert Parade in Manila” presented by Pulp Live World in cooperation with 28 Black.

Epik High started in the underground hip-hop scene in South Korea in 2003 and was under two agencies before signing up with YG Entertainment in 2012.

Asked which YG Entertainment artist they consider to be closest to, DJ Tukutz said 2NE1’s Dara.

I’m close with Sandara and I hope she thinks, too. We follow each other on SNS (social networking site),” he said while Mithra Jin wished, “I want to be close with Big Bang.”

Tablo considers Big Bang’s T.O.P as his “soul mate.”

“I’m like soul mates with T.O.P of Big Bang and he thinks so, too. Totally, we’re like twins. Not the way we look but our souls are twins,” he said.

*omitted not related parts

For the full article, read here!


Article Source: Manila Bulletin

Photo Credit: TopStarNews

News/Video: Park Sanghyun Talking About Actress Sandara on His “Section TV” Interview ~ “My older sister just started acting…”


When the host talked about Park siblings being actor and actress. His Sandara noona’s acting debut in “Dr. Ian.”

Park Sanghyun: “My older sister just started acting but I think we worry for the same thing. We started together as rookies so we talk to each other about our worries in acting.”

*Omitted parts not related

Below is the link of Sanghyun’s interview. It’s around the 3:05 mark.


Source: Naver + MBCentertainment

Translated by: Hannah @ WeLoveDara

News: Jinusean “Sketchbook” Guesting… Sandara Park To Feature in 2015 Version of “Tell Me”

Jinusean “Sketchbook” Guesting… Sandara Park To Feature in 2015 Version of “Tell Me”


Jinusean will be making a comeback after 11 years and 2NE1’s Sandara Park will join them on-stage for a performance, raising expectations.

According to a broadcast official, Jinusean are scheduled to attend a recording on the 21st, at the KBS building in Yeouido for “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook.

On this day, Jinusean will be performing their hit song “Tell Me,” which was released in 1997 as part of their first album. For this stage performance, instead of singer Uhm Jung Hwa, Sandara Park will be lending her vocals as a featuring. 17 years ago, Uhm Jung Hwa performed this song with them on-stage, and now, Sandara Park will be doing the same song for a 2015 version, gaining a lot of expectation with what kind of impression this version of “Tell Me” would leave. Aside from that, Jinusean will also be performing their new single, “Tell Me One More Time,” and it seems that it will be a lot of fun to compare the new and old versions.

Recently, Sandara Park has been active as an actress rather than a singer, giving a warm performance alongside model-actor Kim Young Kwang in the web drama, “Dr. Ian.” She has also been cast as the main female lead in the new web drama, “We Broke Up,” which will be aired on June. Thanks to the featuring with Jinusean, this will be Sandara Park‘s first TV music show appearance after a long time. Group 2NE1 does not particularly feature in junior-senior performances on stage, so this particular collaboration is even more significant.


Sources: Naver 1 2

Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara

T/N: No word yet on the broadcast date, they only confirmed the recording date, tomorrow. ^^ Also, it’s good to note that this song is the one they performed in YG Family Concert.

News/Official: DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON to Play Lead Roles in Web Series “We’ve Broken Up”

DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON to Play Lead Roles in Web Series “We’ve Broken Up”


DARA, a member of 2NE1, and KANG SEUNG YOON of WINNER have been cast as leads in a Web series.

The Web series entitled “We’ve Broken Up” is based on a popular Web cartoon of the same title on Naver, a Korean portal website. The series features college sweethearts who broke up but have to live in a house together, while depicting uncertainties faced by many young people these days.

DARA is to play the role of Noh Woori, a job-seeker and alpha woman, who has to live in the same house with her ex-boyfriend. And KANG SEUNG YOON has been cast to play Ji Won-young, a vocalist of an indie band who does late-night part-time work for his band and music.

DARA has recently played a lead role in another Web series “Doctor Ian” and her acting has been well-received by the public. KANG SEUNG YOON also starred in MBC’s sitcom “High Kick, Short-Legged Counterattack” in 2012, where he demonstrated his potential as an actor.

Along with DARA and KANG SEUNG YOON, models who belong to YG K-Plus are also to appear in the series. Kang Seung-hyun, a world-class top model, will play the role of a beautiful and insightful director at a top-notch record label. And Jang Ki-yong has been cast to play Seo Hyun-woo, a warm-hearted man who likes Woori.

“This Web series is not just a simple love story,” said a production official. “It also addresses the difficulties faced by young people these days, including unemployment. We’ll do our best to produce a quality Web series now that this series is drawing a lot of attention and boasts the best possible production crew and cast.”

The Web series “We’ve Broken Up” is jointly planned and produced by YG K-Plus, CJ E&M Digital Studio and Story Plant, and will be jointly directed by Kim Yong-wan, who directed “Love Cells,” a popular Web series with more than 1 million views. The filming of the series will start this month and the show will be made available at the beginning of June.

Credits: YG Life

News: YG Life ~ “Dara Talks about End of “Dr. Ian”… ‘My First Leading Role… A Good Experience'”

DARA Talks about End of “Dr. Ian”… “My First Leading Role… A Good Experience”


2NE1’s DARA talked about her first leading role in a drama series.

DARA unveiled behind-cuts taken at the shooting of web-drama “Dr. Ian(written by Lee Aram/directed by Gwon Hyuk-chan) jointly produced by Korea and China on the 8 through YG Entertainment, and talked about her feelings for the end of the series.

DARA said, “It was my first leading role and it was such a great experience. I still have a long way to go as an actress, so I’ll make further efforts to improve my acting and I wish I can act for another drama series soon. I felt a huge sense of burden because it was my first leading role, but all the staff and my counterpart actor Kim Young-gwang have been so nice to me, so I could act in a pleasant atmosphere.”

In the behind cuts, DARA is acting very hard, wearing a teddy bear mask and sweating a lot. According to the staff of the drama, DARA led the pleasant atmosphere at the shooting and had serious discussions on her acting with the producing staff, and worked very hard for her acting, to be praised by every one of the staff.

DARA acted the character of “Lee So-dam”, a rather peculiar woman who tries to overcome the pain of her past relationship. Even though it was her first leading role, DARA acted the character naturally with sophisticated expression of emotions. She proved her potential as an actress with her acting in the series.

Meanwhile, “Dr. Ian” ended with the 9th episode aired on the 8 at 0 o’clock. After the end of “Dr. Ian”, foreign fans posted bunch of replies in English on the official channel of the series on NAVER CAST, showing explosive responses. “Dr. Ian” enjoyed global popularity, not only in Korea but also in the United States, Taiwan, and Thailand, surpassing 500,000 views within three days of its broadcasting.

Credits: YG-Life


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