Looking back at 2014: Entertainment news

by Philip Gowman on 15 February, 2015

in 2014 year-end posts, 2NE1, Crayon Pop, Film, Girls Generation, Hallyu, Kim tae-hee, Kim Tae-yong, Lee Byung-hun, Nah Youn Sun, Rain, TV shows

In the second of four retrospective articles, we recall some of the entertainment stories that caught our eye in 2014.

Good year for:

My Love from the Star

Bad year for:

Jessica from Girls Generation

Jessica from Girls Generation (Source: Dramafever)

Mixed year for:

2NE1 performing Crush

2NE1 performing Crush

  • 2NE1:
    • Whose single MTBD had to be rewritten as it was accused of insulting Islam by using words from Sura 78, Verses 32-34 of the Koran
    • Whose 2011 single “I am the Best” became the first K-pop track to top the Billboard Digital songs list since Gangnam Style after being featured in an advertisement for a Microsoft tablet computer
    • Whose album “Crush” made Rolling Stone’s list of top 20 pop albums of 2014.

The Register (birth, marriages and deaths)

Births

Will they, won’t they?

  • Rain’s baptism fed rumours that things were getting serious with actress Kim Tae-hee, a catholic

Marriages

Tang Wei and Kim Tae-yong

Tang Wei and Kim Tae-yong (source)

Deaths

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