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Still photos of JYP trainee “JB” from ‘Dream High 2′ revealed

Still cuts of JB, the leader of fictional top idol group EDEN in the ‘Dream High 2‘ drama series have been revealed, earning the interest of netizens everywhere.

The still cuts are from a scene in which JB runs into his rival, Jin Yoo Jin (2AM‘s Jung Jinwoon). The passer-byers who caught a glimpse of JB’s charismatic gaze during the shoot reportedly could not take their eyes off of him.

JB is trying his hand at acting for the very first time through ‘Dream High 2′, and he is a talented JYP Entertainment trainee who won first place at the 5th JYP auditions. The JYP auditions are highly competitive, and it is one in which 2PM‘s Wooyoung who played the role of ‘Jason’ in ‘Dream High‘ had also claimed victory through the 1st JYP auditions.

JB who is starring in the drama using his real name and showcased a wide spectrum of talents including singing, dance, rap and acting. He also possess both adorable charms along with a tough, masculine charisma, tugging the hearts of fan girls everywhere.


‘Dream High 2′ reveals its final poster

After teasing fans with two different posters, one with the main characters and the other with the full cast, KBS‘s ‘Dream High 2‘ has returned with its third and final cut.

Once again, the image features the six main characters: Kang Sora, 2AM‘s Jinwoon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, T-ara‘s Jiyeon, and new actors JB and Park Seo Joo.

As with the first poster, four of the students were dressed in luxurious outfits, which belie a sense of privilege not found with Kang Sora and Jinwoon’s characters. In fact, Kang Sora and Jinwoon are seen in casual outfits, as if to emphasize their ‘underdog’ appeal.

The contrast between these two groups was further emphasized by the poster’s tagline, which read: The most problematic Kirin Arts High School students VS. The best idols“.


All Six Leads of “Dream High 2” Appear in Second Teaser Video

Following the release of its last official posters earlier today, KBS drama “Dream High 2” has released its second teaser video featuring all six main leads. Park Seo Joon, JB, T-ara’s Jiyeon, Kang So Ra, 2AM’s Jinwoon, and SISTAR’s Hyorin all make brief appearances in the 47-second video that was released just a few hours ago.


‘Dream High 2′ reveals full cast in new poster

On January 15th, KBS 2TV’s upcoming teenage drama ‘Dream High 2’ shared a new poster with all 16 of its cast members.

As reported earlier, the students of ‘Kirin Arts High School’ were revealed to be actress Kang Sora, 2AM‘s Jinwoon, T-ara‘s Jiyeon, and SISTAR‘s Hyorin. Joining them are new names JBPark Seo Joon, Yoo So Young, Kim Ji Soo, Ailee, Jr, and Jung Yeon Joo.

Meanwhile, the teachers will be played by J.Y. Park, Kim Jung Tae, Kwon Tae Hyo, Choi Yeo Jin, and After School‘s Kahi.

The drama team has also revealed some new character profiles, such as ‘Park Soon Dong’ (Yoo So Young) and ‘Park Hong Joo’ (Kim Ji Soo). Park Soon Dong is a dorky girl who believes that she can communicate with ghosts, while ‘Park Hong Joo’ is a poet who’s perfect in every way, except for his face.


‘Dream High 2′ reveals official poster

Dream High 2‘ has just unveiled its official poster!

The main cast were divided into two groups, which many interpreted to mean that one group is more privileged than the other. The bottom group is comprised of 2AM‘s Jinwoon and actress Kang Sora, who were hinted to be characters from a rough background (see here and here for still-cuts from their introductory scenes) earlier.

Meanwhile, the other group is comprised of SISTAR‘s Hyorin, T-ara‘s Jiyeon, and two male rookies named JB (JYP Entertainment) and Park Seo Joon (KeyEast Entertainment).

The haughty looks they toss at Jinwoon and Kang Sora (who volley with scowls of their own) seem to lend credence to the theory that their characters are talented, but arrogant.


‘Dream High 2′ releases new still cut featuring six students

A new still cut featuring the six leading members of KBS’s upcoming drama, ‘Dream High 2‘, has finally been unveiled!

Aside from Jung Jinwoon and Kang Sora, who are seen facing the viewer, the rest have their backs turned towards the audience to raise anticipation for what’s to come.

The ‘Kirin Arts High School’ uniforms have undergone a few changes, like the use of red and checker patterns. Fans already know that Jiyeon and Hyorin are the remaining two girls, but word on who the two boys at the side are has not been revealed.

Producers are purposely keeping their identity a secret to exclusively reveal at the drama’s production conference.


Original ‘Dream High’ cast to cameo in ‘Dream High 2′


Fans of the first season of KBS‘s ‘Dream High‘ can rejoice, as the original cast has promised a cameo appearance in ‘Dream High 2‘!

2PM‘s Taecyeon, Wooyoung, miss A‘s Suzy, T-ara‘s Eunjung, and IU have revealed that they will be making a special appearance in the sequel to lend their support to the series. They’ll be taking on minor cameo roles to add a bit of spice to each episode.

The original ‘Dream High’ was known for incorporating an impressive line-up of cameo appearances made by the likes of Kim Hyun Joong, Super Junior‘s Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, 2PM‘s Nichkhun, Chansung, and Dal Shabet.

A representative of the drama stated, “We’re preparing a list of cameos that will be as impressive as the first season. There’s still about a month left until the broadcast so we’re trying to keep everything under wraps.”


‘Dream High 2′ releases girl group poster ft. Jiyeon, Hyorin & Ailee

A poster featuring the girl group of ‘Dream High 2‘, HershE, was released as it is made up of T-ara‘s Jiyeon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, and rookie singer Ailee.

HershE is a mysterious 3-member girl group that transferred to Kirin Art School, in which the group and male idol, Eden will have a bloody battle with Kirin Art School students.

Jiyeon, Hyorin, and Ailee will showcase a dynamic and powerful dance group, as they will attract the male students’ attention with their stunning looks.

As Jiyeon is being named as one of the most successful idol actresses, she will play Liam, who aspires to be the ‘Queen of the Cannes Festival’. Hyorin, with her powerful vocals and role as the leader of SISTAR, will act as the leader, Nana, who has a fresh personality. Meanwhile, Ailee will play the beautiful and talented Ailee, who often displays a disrespectful attitude as a bluff.


A first look into Dream High 2′s script-reading

On December 17th, the cast of ‘Dream High 2‘ gathered at a restaurant in Kangnam to hold their first-ever script-reading together.

Although it was the first time that they met as the finalized cast, the atmosphere was friendly and positive, as if they were already in ‘character mode’. Since the first season was an undeniable hit, enthusiasm was rising high, and the excitement was said to be quite infectious.

Kang Sora stated, “I was a great fan of ‘Dream High’ so it’s an honor to be a part of the cast. I’m really looking forward to the first broadcast.”

2AM‘s Jinwoon also said, Maybe it’s because I’m surrounded by my peers, but I really can’t stop smiling. I think it’s going to feel like coming in to work with a group of friends.”


Former After School member Yoo So Young cast in ‘Dream High 2′

Former After School member Yoo So Young will be reuniting with leader Kahi, as it’s just been revealed that she was cast in ‘Dream High 2‘!

Earlier, we reported that Kahi was cast as one of the school’s teachers, but Yoo So Young will be playing the role of a student, making their reunion one of a teacher and student.

News of her casting had netizens buzzing with whether they’ll be rivals, but representatives were quick to put them down, stating, Kahi is a teacher and Yoo So Young is a student so there will be no rivalry in the drama.”

This will be her second acting project since her departure from After School back in 2009. Since then, she’s acted in KBS‘s ‘Women of Our Home‘.


After School’s Kahi gets cast for ‘Dream High 2′

It’s just been reported that After School’s Kahi will be joining the cast of ‘Dream High 2′ as one of the instructors of Kirin Arts High School!

A source revealed to Star News, “Kahi will show you her transformation into an actress for the first time through this drama… She will try her hardest to show you the best that she has to offer.”

Kahi will be acting alongside J.Y. Park, Choi Yeo Jin, and Kwon Hae Hyo as the school’s staff members. She (and the other teachers) will be in charge of guiding the students, T-ara’s Jiyeon, 2AM’s Jinwoon, Kang Sora, and SISTAR’s Hyorin.


Source + Photo: Star News, Sure Magazine

by carolicity @ allkpop

‘Dream High 2′ reveals finalized main cast list

KBS 2TV‘s ‘Dream High 2‘ has finally released its confirmed list of main cast members!

Actress Kang Sora, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, T-ara‘s Jiyeon, and 2AM‘s Jung Jinwoon have all confirmed that they’ll be taking part in the sequel series to the popular teenage drama.

On December 6th, the producers of ‘Dream High 2′ and CJ Media announced that Kang Sora would be taking on the role of ‘Shin Hye Sung‘, an awkward and somewhat weird idol aspirant who learned music solely through effort.

Kang Sora, who plans on showcasing her strong acting abilities through this new role, commented, “I’ve only acted until now, so having to perform on stage as well is honestly a burden. However, I’m both nervous and excited because this will be a new challenge for me.”


Kim Jung Tae cast for ‘Dream High 2′, to begin filming in December

Actor Kim Jung Tae has been added to the cast list for KBS‘s ‘Dream High 2‘!

Kim Jung Tae made the announcement himself through his own fan cafe, where he posted, I have decided to film ‘Dream High 2′. His agency confirmed the casting, as they told TV Daily on November 30th, Because of his other program schedules, he was trying to coordinate it. Recently, however, we were able to confirm his appearance.

The agency talked about his upcoming schedule as they relayed, Because it is a project that currently films in the area, it seems that filming will begin next month.

Kim Jung Tae will take on the role of Kirin High School’s president, ‘Lee Kang Chul’. At this time, the sequel to the popular teenage drama has confirmed that  T-ara‘s Jiyeon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, Ailee, and many others have joined the program.


T-ara’s Jiyeon cast for ‘Dream High 2′!

The star-studded cast for the upcoming KBS production ‘Dream High 2‘ has been generating widespread excitement as of late, and the latest idol to step into the highly-anticipated drama will be none other than T-ara‘s Jiyeon!

With several acting gigs already under her belt, Jiyeon will bring her acting talents over to her new role, which has yet to be specified. The casting was decided at a meeting with the producers last weekend.

“Although I’m already busy with domestic and foreign promotions, after reading the synopsis for ‘Dream High 2′ I decided to take it because it was a role that I wanted to play. I wanted to relive memories of my trainee days and as a hardworking student before it was too late,” she said. “I’ll be putting a lot of effort into it, so please be expecting it.”


Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

by MountainMadman @ allkpop

SM Entertainment artists will not be taking part in ‘Dream High 2′

Fans of ‘Dream High‘ felt disappointed by the announcement made KBS today, who revealed that SM Entertainment has no plans to take part in the drama’s sequel.

Although the company had agreed to team up with KeyEast Entertainment and JYP Entertainment for ‘Dream High 2‘, they bowed out at the casting stage due to overwhelming overseas schedules for all of their artists, including Super Junior, SNSD, TVXQ, SHINee, and f(x).

“We focused on casting with the plan that SM Entertainment artists would take part in Season 2 based on Season 1′s success, but schedules were so tight that the plan eventually amounted to nothing,” said a representative for KBS. “It’s a shame, but there’s nothing we can do about it.”

‘Dream High 2′ is scheduled to air its first episode on January 30th, and has so far confirmed like 2AM‘s Jinwoon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, actress Kang Sora, and rookie Ailee.


Source: Sports Seoul via Nate

by MountainMadman @ allkpop

Wheesung’s trainee, Ailee, to be a part of ‘Dream High 2′

Wheesung‘s trainee and former YouTube star Ailee has been confirmed for ‘Dream High 2′.

A source revealed on November 23rd that Ailee will be appearing in the KBS drama, scheduled to air early next year.

The rookie singer made headlines in September when she appeared on the Chuseok special, ‘Singers and Trainees’. She impressed the judges as well as the viewers with her powerful vocals and stage manners, which made it hard to believe she hadn’t even debuted yet.

Ailee has been receiving love calls from various projects, but decided on ‘Dream High 2′. She will play the role of one of the members in a popular girl group trio along with SISTAR’s Hyorin.


Hyorin being considered for “Dream High 2″

It was revealed on November 23rd that SISTAR‘s leader, Hyorin, is being considered for a role in the upcoming drama, “Dream High 2” which is scheduled to air early next year.

SISTAR’s agency, Starship Entertainment responded to mydaily, It is true that Hyorin has been offered a role for ‘Dream High 2′ and we have met for discussions. We are considering the offer positively and our final decision would rest on the coordination between the filming schedule and SISTAR’s schedule.”

A staff member from the drama production company revealed, We are currently in contact with 2AM’s Jinwoon, actress Kang Sora, and Hyorin for ‘Dream High 2′. But it’s still early to say that they are definitely in.”

“Dream High 2″ is highly anticipated among fans after the immense popularity of “Dream High” which aired earlier this year. “Dream High 2″ is expected to begin airing from January 30th, 2012.


Source: mydaily via Nate

by coolsmurf @ allkpop

Kang Sora and 2AM’s Jinwoon named as possible leads for ‘Dream High 2′

Rumors are heating up over 2AM‘s Jinwoon and actress Kang Sora being the potential leads in ‘Dream High 2‘.

One representative revealed, It’s known that Jung Jinwoon and Kang Sora were chosen as the leads… It seems they are looking for new faces in the amateur field.

Both Jinwoon and Kang Sora are said to be finalizing their decisions.

A representative relayed, A script reading was originally planned on November 23rd but a problem arose, causing it to be cancelled. In addition to the main leads, a novice singer and a girl group member will also join the cast — it will be a mass of rookies.


J.Y. Park to appear in “Dream High 2″

It’s being reported that J.Y. Park will appear in ’Dream High 2‘, the sequel to the popular teen drama series which is scheduled to air in early 2012.

According to a representative who revealed on November 21st, J.Y. Park is scheduled to play a character that will connect the events of Season 1 to Season 2. At this time, the scripts for the first three episodes have been completed and J.Y. Park’s character (Yang Jin Man) is in there. He is the only character from Season 1 that will appear in Season 2. Unless the script changes dramatically, it is nearly confirmed that J.Y. Park will act in the drama.”

In the first season, J.Y. Park starred as the poor English teacher, Yang Jin Man. But he didn’t just teach English — he also taught the preparatory music lessons as well.

While his role was very comedic, it was also very endearing. Through this, J.Y. Park was even nominated for the ‘rookie actor award’ at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards.


‘Dream High 2′ to begin filming this December with a “fresh cast”

Producers of KBS‘s ‘Dream High 2‘ have revealed that filming for the new season will begin with fresh faces starting this December.

The first season, which debuted earlier this year, was a hit amongst fans with hot stars like Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Suzy, and Kim Soo Hyun. A lot of attention has been focused on the new cast, by co-producers Key East and JYP Entertainment have been keeping it under wraps, hinting that they’ll be fresh faces picked straight from their group of trainees.

On October 26th, a representative revealed, There are a lot of talents amongst the trainees. We recently gave them several missions to carry out and have begun the audition process. We’re sure that the cast will be finalized by next month.”

In regards to the original cast making an appearance, they added, “The season is scheduled to begin airing in January so the schedule is up in the air. If anything, they’ll be making cameo appearances.”