Check out the performances from the first episode of “K-Pop Star 4″!

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The latest season of SBS"s hit audition program, "K-Pop Star 4", aired its first episode today - and there are already tons of amazing performances that will blow your socks off!

Numerous hopefuls showed up en masse to try their hand at realizing their dream of being a true K-Pop star. Check out some of their performances below - which ones do you think have what it takes to take the spotlight?

[Contest] Win a Chance to Be Featured on “A Song For You” With AOA + Signed Merch!

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Calling all AOA fans!

From now until Wednesday, December 26 at midnight PST, you will have the opportunity to win an once-in-a-lifetime chance to be featured on global music request show “A Show For You,” with the newest episode guest-starring AOA!

Want to participate? It’s easy! All you have to do is submit a fanmade video no longer than three (3) minutes to Soompi by Wednesday’s deadline. We will be picking four finalists that may appear on “A Song For You” - if your video is chosen by KBS to be featured on the show*, you will receive a signed polaroid or album from one of the two artists!

1) Two ways to participate:

Record yourself showing your fandom! You can send in videos of a flashmob, a parody/cover, heartwarming stories, questions you have for AOA or song requests of their songs; anything goes!

OR Record yourself and/or friends demonstrating a game that either of the group can play – if your game is chosen, the members will play it, right on the show!

2) Upload your video to YouTube

Include “Soompi “A Song For You” Contest” in your title Include #SoompiAS4U in the description

3) Follow us on Twitter! Feel free to send any questions you have through Twitter with the hashtag #SoompiAS4U!

4) Write a comment on this page with your YouTube link and Twitter handle! We will contact you on Twitter if you are one of the four finalists!

*Please note: Unfortunately, it may be possible that not all of our finalists will make the final cut for the program

“Superman Returns” Triplets and Twins Don’t Want to Say Goodbye to Each Other

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On the November 23 broadcast of KBS’ “Superman Returns,” Lee Hwi Jae and twin sons Seo Un and Seo Jun visited the home of Song Il Gook and his triplet sons Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se.

During this episode, the triplets, twins, and their dads spent the day together taking part in a flea market event. It is said that all five children got along well and enjoyed playing with one another.

After having dinner at a buffet, Lee Hwi Jae and Song Il Gook were saying their goodbyes as it was time for the two families to go their separate ways.

However, Min Gook continued to repeat “Don’t go” to the twins’ dad, causing Dae Han and Man Se to join. Older twin Seo Un even got back into the triplets’ cart when Lee Hwi Jae wasn’t looking

K-Pop Idols In Print: ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly, Glamorous & Stylish

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As the song goes, "it"s the most wonderful time of the year," and indeed so magazines are as festive as ever for their respective December offerings!

Let"s take a trip down the publication wonderland to check out what"s in store for us this December.


Girl"s Day"s Hyeri in SURE

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Hyeri takes a more sensual route for her style this December. Wrapped in a lace dress and a plunging neckline number in another, Hyeri tops her photo shoot for SURE magazine with a dose of Giorgio Armani"s lipstick line in various colors.

Kang Sora and GOT7 in NYLON

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24-year-old actress Kang Sora shows that growing up has worked well for her

'Music Core' Showreel: Kyuhyun Wins On The November 22, 2014 Episode + Performance Recap

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MBC"s "Music Core" is back for another week of great performances from some of your favorite K-Pop idols. Great stage setting, fan chants, and comebacks were seen and heard yesterday.

The stars who made their comeback were Hyolyn & Joo Young with "Erase," Apink are in "LUV," GOT7 said, "Stop Stop It," MAMAMOO are in love with a "Piano Man," HALO said "Come On Now," Hello Venus are "Sticky Sticky" for their return on the music show, and former KARA member Nicole made her solo debut with "Mama."

Your nominees for the night were AOA, Kyuhyun, and HI SUNHYUN as they battled for the first place trophy. The winner for the November 22nd episode was Super Junior"s Kyuhyun for his single titled, "At Gwanghwamun." Congratulations to him!

All this being said, here are the performance recaps from yesterday

Fabien, Busker Busker”s Brad and more in next week”s “Running Man” foreigner special!

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When the cast of "Running Man" enter the cutthroat business world, they find themselves face-to-face with their toughest foe yet: foreign buyers!

However, next week"s "Running Man" isn"t just about dreary business stuff, as the cast puts their own spin on how to do business - with lots of running, chasing and scavenger hunting, of course!

Check out the preview below.

“K-Pop Star 4″ Contestant Lee Jin Ah Tops Music Charts with Song Performed on Show

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After just the first episode of “K-Pop Star 4,” a contestant’s song is already topping numerous music charts.

On the first episode of “K-Pop Star 4″ that was broadcasted on November 23, singer-songwriter Lee Jin Ah performed her own song “Time, Slowly.” The judges were thoroughly impressed by her unique voice, as Park Jin Young said, “I felt like I was dreaming. I didn’t want it to end,” while Yoo Hee Yeol praised Lee Jin Ah by saying, “I just saw the ideal female singer-songwriter of my dreams. I think I’ve dreamed of this moment.” Yang Hyuk Suk also praised her, saying, “Lee Jin Ah may be able to lead the movement of indie artists becoming successful in the mainstream industry

‘America’s Next Top Model’ Contestants Learn Acting From K-Drama Stars Clara & Yoon Jong Hoon At Namsan Tower

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(Photo : The CW ) K-Drama actress Clara with J. Alexander during "America"s Next Top Model."

“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 21 contestants performed Korean drama scenes with Clara and Yoon Jong Hoon in the latest episode, “The Guy With Moves Like Elvis.” The latest challenge for the Cycle 21 contestants was to perform a scene from the tvN drama “Emergency Couple” with Yoon Jong Hoon and Clara standing in as acting partners.

“Emergency Couple” was a popular tvN K-Drama which concluded in April 2014. The drama also starred Song Ji Hyo (Running Man) and Choi Jin Hyuk (Gu Family Book, The Heirs) as a divorced couple who struggled to work together as interns at a hospital.

The five contestants watched scenes from “Emergency Couple” prior to meeting the actors at Namsan Tower

4Minute’s Gayoon Sings Another Version of BEAST’s “12:30”

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Following the release of a mysterious teaser for ‘another version’ of BEAST’s title track “12:30” from the group’s latest seventh mini album titled “TIME,” many people were curious as to who the star of this new version would be.

It has finally been revealed that BEAST’s labelmate, 4Minute member Gayoon shared her voice to sing a solo cover of “12:30.”

On November 24, Cube Entertainment revealed a video of Gayoon singing the cover through its official YouTube channel. The brand new version of “12:30” puts a more classical and mellow twist on the original, as the melody expresses a piano-inspired melody. The 4Minute member’s vocals blend perfectly with the beautiful sound of the instruments playing in the backdrop

A Pink Releases Music Video for “LUV” from Comeback Mini Album

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A Pink has officially made their comeback with the release of their fifth mini album “Pink LUV” on November 24 at midnight, coming eight months after their fourth mini “Pink Blossom.”

The title track “LUV” takes a slightly different direction from A Pink’s previous dance tracks, taking an upbeat melody to express the emotion of a breakup. Overall, the new track and music video show a more mature A Pink, from the emotion portrayed to the outfit concept.

Meanwhile, A Pink has already held their comeback stages on this past week’s music shows.

Watch the music video below.

K-pop or K-fizzle on U.S. TV

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K-pop or K-fizzle on U.S. TV Written by Willis On November 23, 2014

Recently, it was announced that Nick Cannon would be creating a new show based around a group of friends who love K-pop. This could possibly be an avenue for showcasing the Hallyu movement in greater detail, and maybe be the catalyst for bringing popular Korean entertainment to the U.S. mainstream.

Interestingly, K-pop has already made several small guest appearances in a few U.S. television series in the past couple of weeks. A while back, fans were excited to hear Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” in an older episode of Glee, but in the past few weeks both Crayon Pop and BtoB could be heard and seen on some other shows.

As interest in different Korean industries and brands grow internationally, the niche K-pop culture in the U

4minute”s Gayoon covers B2ST”s “12:30″

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4minute"s Gayoon has released a lovely cover of B2ST"s latest title track, "12:30"!

In contrast with the original"s powerful sounds and foot-tapping beat, Gayoon"s cover features a more melodic and softer atmosphere, complemented by a simple music video that focuses on calming ocean waves and Gayoon"s beauty itself.

Check out the video above!

A Pink releases music video for “LUV” comeback!

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The sweet girls of A Pink has been soothing the hearts and minds of K-Pop fans for the past few days with their latest title track, "LUV". Now, fans can experience it one more time with the newly-released music video!

The music video release comes after a one-week delay, but it looks like it was worth the wait! The video features a more mature look for the sweet ladies, with a tastefully sexy vibe alongside a slightly slower rhythm.

Check out the video above!

KARA’s Hara & Seo Kang Jun join forces for “1st Look” magazine

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KARA‘s Hara and actor Seo Kang Jun came together for a classy, intimate photoshoot for 1st Look magazine’s December issue, showing off both their individual charms and chemistry together.

The duo used their youthful looks to model the latest winter fashion in their photoshoot as they posed against a simple, grey background in a studio. Their stylish clothes highlight their long legs and slim bodies and draw attention to their special Reebok shoes.

In their individual photos, they vary their positions from standing to sitting in chairs, all the while gazing pensively into a point in the distance.The couple also show off their sweet chemistry and friendship as they pose for photos together and wear matching couple clothes.

Hara’s straight hair falls down her shoulders and face, framing her milky skinned small features shaped into a soulful gaze and sensual expression, while Kang Jun leaves his hair in a slightly tousled fashion that emphasizes his sharp, defined facial structure as he charismatically looks at the camera

M.I.B’s Kangnam: “I Was Bullied in Kindergarten for Being Short and Half-Korean”

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Hip-hop group M.I.B‘s Kangnam has opened up about his difficult past as the victim of bullying.

TV personalities Hong Jin Ho and Jo Se Ho were guests on the November 23 episode of JTBC’s new talk show, “Inside Story Salon,” which is hosted by Kangnam, Yoon Jung Shin, Jin Jung Kwon, and Jang Dong Min.

In this episode, the MCs and guests talked about crowd psychology, and how people change when surrounded and influenced by others. As they were discussing bullying, Kangnam confessed, “No matter if you are in Korea or Japan, bullying is the same. I got hit multiple times in kindergarten.”

“I was short, I had a small frame, and furthermore, I was half-Korean

Yang Hyun Suk Explains the Secret to IU’s Popularity

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Yang Hyun Suk, the CEO of YG Entertainment, has shared his opinion on the popularity of female soloist IU.

On the November 23 episode of SBS’ “K-Pop Star 4,” contestant Park Yoon Ha impressed the judges with her promising singing skills. Yang Hyun Suk, one of the three judges of the show, said, “You have said that you like clean and pure singers like IU, Younha, and Akdong Musician. I have figured out why IU is so popular.”

“IU’s is able to express appropriately. Instead of singing like a singer, she gives the impression of your ex-girlfriend singing,” Yang Hyun Suk explained.

“Park Yoon Ha, if you polish your skills a bit more and find your own style like IU, you will be able to sing with a much more charming voice,” the judge advised the contestant

Bangtan Boys and Vietnamese THANH collaborate for “Danger” (Mo-Blue-Mix) MV

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Vietnamese artist THANH (Thanh Bui) offered a collaboration project with Bangtan Boys, and result was just released.

THANH wrote the English lyrics of Bangtan Boys" song "Danger." A music video was revealed featuring the "Mo-Blu-Mix" of "Danger."

Watch below:

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Yoo Jae Suk Tells Kim Jong Kook to Stop Singing Ballads on “Running Man”?

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Yoo Jae Suk gave his fellow cast mate Kim Jong Kook some hilarious advice on the latest episode of SBS’ “Running Man.”

On the November 23 episode of the popular variety show, the members turned into aliens from another planet and participated in various challenges to earn a return ticket to their home galaxy. For a more authentic experience, each member put on a hilarious costume that matched their unique charms as aliens.

While moving to the next mission location, Yoo Jae Suk said to Kim Jong Kook, “For you next album, use this concept for your promotions.”

“Isn’t this your first time wearing such outfit after Turbo? It is time to wear these clothes again,” Yoo Jae Suk continued, and finally made everyone laugh by telling Kim Jong Kook, “Stop wearing T-shirts that are about to burst, and stop singing ballads!”

See also: ‘Monday Couple’ Reunites for a Snack Mission on “Running Man”

At last MR.MR drops “I Promise You” MV (Disneyland version)

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Boy group MR.MR made their fans" wish came true.
MR.MR. fans finally made a music video for the song "I Promise You" that was released more than a year ago. Since then, their fans wanted to see its MV. 
Now, MR.MR dropped the long awaited MV, and they call it the Disneyland version because it was recorded at Tokyo Disneyland.

 Watch below:

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HI SUHYUN”s MV for “I”m Different” hits 2M views

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On the official Facebook of YG Family, they proudly announced that HI SUHYUN’s music video for "I’m Different" reached two million views.

It was on November 18th when the MV was uploaded on YouTube, and as of this writing it already has more than 2.5 million views.

Here"s the MV:

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