DF-Wave News Splash #42 – KHJ Scandal Updates, Robot Dog Funerals, KTown Coyboys, More Beauty Tips, and National Ninja Day

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At the start of every week, we take a look back over the past 7 Days to bring a quick snip of some of the Top Stories and JaK Wave Faves from our good friends at DramaFever. And that’s not all! Each News Splash includes JaK’s Top Pick – a featured clip, episode, or trailer that we at JaK Wave want to share with you all!

So, let’s have a look at what’s been igniting the ‘Fever this week!

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J-rock artist Gackt wants you to take him to bed — again.

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J-rock artist Gackt, who tantalized us back in October with his full-body bed pillow, complete with zippered jacket cover, has invited his fans to take him to bed yet again.

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12 Hilarious times Korean celebrities didn’t take airport fashion seriously

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Airport fashion is usually a very serious business for Korean celebrities. The airport is the place to be seen looking your absolute best while wearing the latest fashion trends. However, idols don’t always take the airport fashion craze very seriously. Here are 12 hilarious airport fashion mishaps that prove our favourite Korean celebrities also have a great sense of humour!

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Jackie Chan gives son Jaycee a haircut to symbolize a fresh start

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Jackie Chan never got to see his son when Jaycee was imprisoned in China for six months. He was also not present at Jaycee’s release in February. Here are the first photos from the father-and-son reunion when they finally saw each other again during Lunar New Year celebration. Guess what Jackie did to Jaycee?

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PHOTOS: See cosplayers once again take over the Tokyo Marathon

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On February 22, the annual Tokyo Marathon took place, an event that brought 35,000 runners from around the world to run through the streets of the largest city in the world. And this year again, cosplaying runners came out in full force, adding fun and colour to an otherwise gruelling event that never fails to take all the participants to their mental and physical limits.

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3 Epic Moments from Running Man Episode 235

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Missed the latest episode of Running Man? Luc’s got you covered! Here are the best moments from episode 235!

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WATCH: KTown Cowboys SXSW trailer promises a wild ride

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Ken Jeong of The Hangover and Community is the executive producer for a new movie called KTown Cowboys, and the first trailer for the movie has just been released ahead of its premiere at SXSW next month.

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9 Amazing K-pop/hip hop collaborations you’ll want on your playlist

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We’ve all seen countless collaborations between different K-pop artists, from duets between the best singers to interesting and sometimes surprising collaborations between artists of different kinds. Most of these collaborations continue to show us the diversity and talent apparent in the Korean music scene. The last few years have brought some amazing collaborations between hip hop stars and K-pop idols.

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Park Sun Ho nominated for Best Actor for Love Cells

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Congratulations are in order for the team who produced the web drama Love Cells! Their show has been selected to screen at the LA Web Festival, and Park Sun Ho has been nominated as Best Actor!

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Korean girl covers Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” leaves judges shocked

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A clip of an adorable Korean girl covering Ariana Grande’s “Problem” on the current season of K-Pop Star has gone viral in Korea, and for good reason! The judges literally break down laughing but are also astounded by her talent. You have to see it for yourself!

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If Friends were a K-Drama

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Friends ran for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004. The extremely popular comedy remains a favourite of people all over the world. From the lovable characters to the hysterical plot lines, it is no wonder why everyone still loves this show! If Friends were ever to become a Korean drama, it would be awesome to see the following Korean celebrities playing the beloved cast members!

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Webtoon Michelin Star to be made into a K-drama

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The producer behind The Moon that Embraces the Sun, Kim Do Hoon, will be making a comeback with new MBC drama Michelin Star.

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South Korean court strikes down adultery ban, contraception stocks surge

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South Korea’s highest court voted that a 62-year-old law banning extramarital affairs is unconstitutional, and in the hours following the decision, stock prices for condom and birth control manufacturers have seen an immediate increase.

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WATCH: 7 Stunning videos of figure skater Misha Ge covering K-pop hits on the ice

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Not only is Olympian Misha Ge a rising star in world of ice skating, but he is also a huge fan of K-pop! He’s performed to a variety of K-pop songs during exhibitions, including G-Dragon and Taeyang’s “Good Boy,” EXO’s “Overdose,” and B.A.P’s “Warrior.” This talented and multilingual skater represents Uzbekistan, and his overflowing passion and energy have won him a dedicated fan base.

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K-pop Corner: 12 new songs for February 2015

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February may be the shortest month of the year, but that didn’t keep the world of Korean music from trying to top January’s releases. Here are 12 new K-pop songs released in February 2015, including new songs from the Blood and Shine Or Go Crazy OSTs!

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WATCH: Fan-made live-action Dragon Ball Z done right

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Dragon Ball Z fans are some of the most passionate in the world, as proven by a new web series made by a creative collective of fans who’ve gotten together to produce a very impressive pilot episode titled Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, which just premièred on YouTube on February 24.

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“Dead” robot dogs can now get a proper Buddhist funeral

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Losing a pet is hard on anyone, especially if it happens to be a dog that’s been your best friend for over 15 years. And yes, this is true even for owners of AIBOs, the world’s first robotic dogs. These owners just recently held a collective Buddhist funeral for the no-longer-working robots.

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Watch the world’s most adorable 3 year old doing Taekwondo

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Sophie Won is only 3 years old, but she is taking the internet by storm with her dedication to Taekwondo. Recently she recited the student creed at the Leeds Taekwondo & Premier Martial Arts Centre in England, who recorded the exchange.

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Terrifying Godzilla-themed hotel opens in Tokyo

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When I think of the things I first want to see when I wake up in a hotel, Godzilla is definitely not on that list. But I can’t say that making a Godzilla-themed hotel doesn’t really intrigue me. Well, it looks like on April 24, my keen interest is about to become a reality when the Godzilla-themed Hotel Gracery in Shinjuku has its official opening.

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Growing number of Koreans saying no to marriage

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According to a recent survey by Statistics Korea, around 40% of Koreans don’t think marriage is a big deal. This number reflects a jump from 2010, when around 34% said marriage is really optional, and a continued overall upward trend of people being indifferent or against the issue.

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How to create the gradient lip, Korea’s latest beauty trend

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You’ve probably noticed the gradient lip in all the latest Korean dramas, so there’s no surprise that it’s making its way around the world. This trendy lip gives girls the soft and alluring look without too much maintenance. You can use any lipstick to achieve this look, or you can get a Finding Ferdinand Starter Kit lipstick palette that lets you try more than 65,000 colour combinations.

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Janie’s Tips & Tricks: How to get natural Korean-style eyebrows using powder

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Want to get soft and natural Korean-style eyebrows like Krystal in Heirs? Janie shows you how! (Psst—it’s super easy!)

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STREET STYLE SEOUL: Stylish Footwear in Shinsa

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Get your Korean street fashion fix now! Kelly and Kitae are back in Shinsa to look for some stylish men’s footwear like those worn by the men in A Gentleman’s Dignity. Looks like the men in our screens aren’t the only good-looking, fashionable people in Korea!

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These new Japanese school uniforms are out of this world

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The Japanese schoolgirl’s uniform, known as sailor fuku, was first introduced in 1920, and it has since become synonymous with female junior high and high school students. On March 2, a new type of sailor fuku will go on sale, and they are unlike any uniforms anyone has ever seen.

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Kim Jaejoong cooks in his beautiful home kitchen for Instagram

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Kim Jaejoong is a genius in the kitchen too! The Triangle actor wanted to show off his superior cooking skills and modern kitchen in a recent photo uploaded on his Instagram account. In the image he shared yesterday, the singer and actor is standing over a hot stove cooking something delicious in a stainless steel pot. His immaculate stove and counter top are accented by crisp white cabinets and a grey marble wall.

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WATCH: Kyoto’s futuristic underground bicycle parking garage will blow your mind

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Kyoto is Japan’s ancient imperial capital, having held that status for over 1000 years. With its more than 2000 religious structures, it is known as “The City of 10,000 Shrines,” but this new underground bicycle parking garage under Kyoto Station is a true sign of the city’s innovative modernization.

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Japan celebrates National Ninja Day on February 22

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Just yesterday, ninja fans and self-proclaimed real ninjas in Japan celebrated National Ninja Day, a somewhat “official” holiday dedicated to remembering the covert mercenaries of feudal Japan.

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UPDATE: Kim Hyun Joong’s ex-girlfriend refuses to marry him

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Kim Hyun Joong’s ex-girlfriend and rumoured baby’s mother, Ms. Choi, desires to be a single mom. Her legal representation, Sun & Partners, reportedly spoke with Newsen today about her interest in remaining single.

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Kim Hyun Joong rumored to be engaged and an expectant father; he denies it

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Kim Hyun Joong’s girlfriend is 10 weeks pregnant, according to news reports by TV Report and Newsen.

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11 Mouthwatering chicken commercials starring your favorite Korean celebrities

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Fried chicken is serious business in Korea. Even before the chicken and beer craze sparked by My Love From Another Star, fast food chicken restaurants have had a strong and lasting hold on the Korean market. Due to their high popularity, it’s only fitting that the hottest celebrities in Korea are scouted to advertise these products. From Lee Min Ho to Jeon Ji Hyun, all the big stars seem to have taken a bite of at least one of these mouth-watering chicken commercials!

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Nissan offers limited edition One Piece hybrid minivan

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Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has recently announced its collaboration with one of Japan’s most successful mangas, offering a limited edition Serena Highway STAR S-HYBRID minivan. But getting your hands on one of these limited edition One Piece vehicles will require a lot more than just money.

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Sadly, there will be no
JaK’s Top Pick
This week!

There is no Top Pick for this week, but be sure to come back next Monday for our next team recommendation for all you Drama-loving Wave Riders out there!

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That concludes this week’s DF Wave News Splash! 

Come back next Monday, when we will be once again sharing the best DF stories from the last 7 days!

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All article images and clips in this post, aside from JaK Wave Logos, are courtesy of DramaFever.com. All rights reserved.

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Published by SurfinHaruru

SurfinHaruru is Sub-Editor, Head Graphic Designer/Coordinator, and Resident Photographer at JaK Wave, and manages the Korean Language section of the site. He loves Asian culture - living with Chinese culture day-to-day, and studying Korean in his spare time. He has a passion for Asian cookery, dramas, and music, and enjoys attending Traditional and Modern cultural events frequently.

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