DF-Wave News Splash #44 – Polaris Shut Down, Mochi Skills, K-Drama Perms, Black Frog Burgers, and Arrested for Kissing?

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Monday again?
That means it’s time for DramaFever News Splash!

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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South Korean police shut down Polaris Entertainment

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The agency representing Clara, Ladies Code, Ivy, Rumblefish, and more is under investigation for fraud. According to media reports, the entertainment agency’s parent company, Ilkwang Group, was raided by South Korean government officials today. They are suspected in numerous cases of embezzlement and over-charging the military. Officials confiscated government contracts from them regarding the military.

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Park Yoo Chun sees Im Si Wan as his rival among acting idols

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Park Yoo Chun is a popular singer and actor, but he is looking at another singer-actor as a rival. You may be surprised by what he said about ZE:A member and actor, Im Si Wan.

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Watch these men with the craziest mochi making skills ever

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It’s become popular these days especially on the Internet to say things like, “The thing we’re about to show you is the most mind-blowing, insane thing ever.” So while some people might overuse those words, trust me when I say this video more than lives up to that statement.

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10 K-drama dresses you’ll want in your closet!

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Fashion and style are a part and parcel of Korean dramas so there is probably a list a mile long of all the amazing dresses that have been featured. As we’ve seen time and time again the fashion of a character can transform the actor in ways you wouldn’t expect. It’s one of the things that make the world of K-drama fashion so interesting to watch.

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Meet the handsome idols of GOT7 before you watch Dream Knight

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DramaFever’s newest short series, Dream Knight, is complete! Starring all of the K-pop group GOT7, you may not be familiar with these handsome male idols, so let us introduce you. Here are 7 facts about the group to get you prepared for Dream Knight:

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How to Be Popular in Korea

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Have you ever wanted to know how to be popular as a foreigner in Korea? Perhaps dressing up in cool clothes and wearing sunglasses would work, or maybe hiring a camera crew to follow you around? I wanted to find out, so during my recent trip to Korea, I asked Koreans in Seoul what they thought. You’ll never expect what they replied!

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Lee Min Ho generates red-hot sales for Samsonite Red

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Samsonite Red announced late last year that it chose Lee Min Ho as its brand’s new global model for 2015. Apparently the decision has worked out for Samsonite Red, but how well?

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The 12 best and worst K-drama perms

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From Goo Joon Pyo in Boys Over Flowers to No Mae Ri in Marry Him If You Dare, there is sadly no shortage of permed hairstyles in Dramaland. For better or for worse, these curly ‘dos have infiltrated countless dramas and have even helped created some trademark styles for many drama characters.

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6 Facts drama fans should know about The Attorney’s Im Si Wan

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This weekend The Attorney is making its DramaFever Movie Night premiere for DramaFever Premium members in the United States and Canada. Starring Song Kang Ho, this law-based drama will keep you on your toes as lawyer Song Woo Seok has to decide if he will fight for what is right and protect Si Wan’s character Park Jin Woo. In anticipation of this film, here are 7 facts drama fans should know about Im Si Wan.

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Kim Woo Bin reveals that the Twenty cast ad libbed throughout the movie

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Kim Woo Bin loves entertaining his fans! The Technicians actor was so excited about his new film Twenty that he shared some surprising information at the film’s press conference. He and his two co-stars, Kang Ha Neul and 2PM’s Junho, were allowed to improvise during each scene.

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Dress for Less: Incorporate traditional Korean elements into your everyday look!

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Don’t we all sometimes wish we were living in the Joseon era, where we could wear gorgeous hanboks and accessorize with beautiful hair ornaments? Well, it’s no longer the Joseon era and we’re not in Korea, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add a little of that traditional Korean flair into our outfits! Borrowing inspiration from Shine or Go Crazy, April shows you how to incorporate the traditional Korean look into your everyday wardrobe!

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7 Handsome South Korean actors who pursued their love interests in real life

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Hot actors search for true love too! Following the many K-drama finales where they make us swoon, male stars try to recreate fairy-tale romances for themselves without the help of any script. Some confess their feelings to their first love, while others fall head over heels for ladies they just met. The outcomes differ, but their love is the same.

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Learn how to get the perfect Sailor Moon hair in a few easy steps

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There are few things more iconic in popular culture than Usagi’s Sailor Moon hairstyle. In fact, I would argue that the Sailor Moon hairdo: two equal tails, tied into balled-up knots on the head, is as recognizable as Princess Leia’s in Star Wars.

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5 South Korean school entrance ceremonies that are beyond inspiring

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The start of the school year in South Korea typically falls around March and April, with each school having its own unique entrance ceremony. Every academic institution wants to begin the year with a bang, and by doing so hopefully inspire and energize the students.

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The K List: 5 Variety Stars Guaranteed to Make You Smile

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There are variety stars, and then there are variety stars. There are just some entertainers (or adorable babies) who are so good at what they do that the moment they appear on your screens you know you’re in for a great time.

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Japanese cafe unveils black bun frog burger

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When it comes to burgers in Japan, the black bun is king. But the country known for its black bun burgers is turning a few heads for this new fried frog burger.

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Italian man gets arrested after kissing Japanese woman as a greeting

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To be fair, every culture has its own unique way of saying “hello.” In America, some guys get drunk and say “hi” by bumping chests into each other, and those are the guys who usually end up saying “hi” to a police officer later on.

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Ji Sung pushes through vocal cord inflamation to continue filming for Kill Me Heal Me

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Ji Sung was diagnosed with acute vocal oedema on March 3rd while filming his hit drama Kill Me, Heal Me. Due to his demanding lead role with multiple personalities, Ji Sung suddenly lost his voice and could barely talk. He was rushed to the doctor and was found out to have inflamed vocal cords, likely due to stress and exhaustion.

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Kim Woo Bin says he is an introvert in an up-close-and-personal interview

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Kim Woo Bin sat down to talk about how he prepared for The Technicians and shared his inner self in an up-close-and-personal interview. The timing of this interview is perfect for anyone who has just watched The Technicians, as it was done right after the movie’s release. It’s delightful to watch Kim Woo Bin in this fully English-subbed interview. You just may find out something you didn’t know about Kim Woo Bin.

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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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