Celebrity sisters Jessica and Krystal appeared to have gone on a sister date in Disneyland together recently!
Jessica updated her Weibo on August 20 with, "Mini Jessica + Mini Krystal," and posted two pictures. In one, the two of them indeed transformed into Mini Mouses as they don the trademark bow on their head. In another, Jessica munches cutely on a corn dog!
The photos were most likely taken during their recent trip to Los Angeles. Even with the conclusion of the girls" reality program, "Jessica & Krystal," the fans should still be able to see a lot of these loving sisters.
With its sometimes confusing but often fascinating blend of magic, ghostly visitors and fusion historical drama, "The Night Watchmen" held first place and even rose in the ratings.
This week the drama, starring Jung Il Woo, Ko Sung Hee, Seo Ye Ji, and U-Know Yunho, climbed from 12.1 to 12.7 percent in the ratings. Jung Il Woo plays a prince in this drama. He is the true heir to the throne but has happily hidden away from court intrigue, thinking it is the only sure way to stay alive. However, his crazy brother, the reigning king, called him to serve and recently discovered that he can see ghosts, something that Jung Il Woo"s character swore he could not. The ghost-seeing prince is not alone as there is a team"s worth of ghost-watchers assembling in the palace.
In second place was "Temptation," starring Kwon Sang Woo, Choi Ji Woo, Park Ha Sun and Lee Jung Jin
Wheesung and Bumkey released a teaser for their collaboration single titled “The Price of Love” featuring Lucky J’s Jessi!
The teaser gives listeners a taste of the R&B duet that blends together the smooth and emotional vocals of Wheesung and Bumkey. The teaser also features Lucky J’s Jessi, who shows off her feminine charm in the classy video.
“The Price of Love” will be the first single under Wheesung’s new duet project called “WS Duet”. The highly anticipated project will consist of 5 songs of various genres with talented artists from each genre participating in the endeavor.
Stay tuned for the release of the full length song on August 25th!
Inactive Super Junior member, Kim Ki Bum, proved to still be as popular as ever as many fans rushed onto Twitter today to wish him happy birthday!
Born on August 21, 1987, Kim Ki Bum is now 27 years old (International age). Fans are hosting a birthday party on Twitter as they keep wishing him happy birthday to the point the hashtag, "#HappyKibumDay," is trending worldwide!
Join in on the festivities by relaying your own congratulations on Twitter.
KARA, who has returned in eight months with a new member and a new album, has recently appeared in 1theK’s YouTube show, “Ask in a Box” uploaded on August 19.
The now four-member group sang the chorus part of their title single, “Mamma Mia” to open the show and excitedly talked about various topics and fulfilled requests by fans such as showing the key choreography for their title track.
Before they got to answer the questions sent in by their fans, the ladies first fulfilled the request left for them by B1A4 who were the guests in the previous episode of the show.
“Please put the B1A4 members in the order of best looking–from best to worst,” requested B1A4′s Gongchan
And the "Ice Bucket Challenge" continues in South Korea as Ailee, Eru, Jaekyung, NS Yoon-G, Kwanghee, Jaejoong, and Eddy Kim drench themselves in cold water to spread awareness of ALS.
Ailee revealed that she had been unable to complete the challenge within 24 hours, so she both donated and did the challenge anyway. She then nominated JYJ"s Jaejoong, Jay Park, and her label mate Eru, who took his turn right after her to complete his challenge then and there. He nominated Fly to the Sky"s Hwanhee, Kim Gu Ra, and Baechigi. Jaejoong likewise responded by posting pictures of his "Ice Bucket Challenge."
Jaekyung challenged designer Lee Sang Bong, Ryu Duk Hwan, and her younger brother, N.Flying"s Jae Hyun, while NS Yoon-G challenged g
The Kcon 2014 Concert Experience Written by Lindsay On August 20, 2014
The fragrant smoke from grilling meat fills your nose, the sound of pop music melodies fill the air, and a crowd of hot, sweaty, sunburned but smiling people surround you. Kcon is a world of its own. The largest K-pop related event in North America, it brings fans of K-drama, K-pop music, Korean fashion, and Korean food from all over the world to Los Angeles for the weekend.
There are a million things to talk about when it comes to Kcon but what really sets it apart from any other K-pop fan-organized convention or event is the concert. This year it was a two night extravaganza of some of the biggest names in K-pop and some of the most up-and-coming rookies as well.
Kcon made a lot of big changes this year. That’s to be expected as the convention organizers learn and the convention grows and some of the biggest changes were directly related to the concert itself
Block B took home the trophy on the August 20 edition of "Show Champion" with their catchy track, "Her"!
The boys relayed their thanks in a video, hyper and funny as usual as they thanked fans and viewers for all the support. You can check this out above and congratulations to the boys on their success!
In addition, SECRET and KARA had their comeback stages while Taemin made his solo debut. Watch those performances below!
Despite his busy schedule, Shinhwa"s Dongwan has stepped up to donate 30 million won (~$29,332 USD) to the "House of Sharing
On August 20, entertainment insiders revealed that Dongwan donated the large sum to the "House of Sharing", which houses many of the remaining comfort women of South Korea. The donation will be set aside for a memorial hall for the surviving women who suffered. Shinhwa Company
stated, "Dongwan hopes this painful history will be remembered and not forgotten."
In other news, Dongwan will be reprising his role in the musical "Hedwig
The number of malicious rumors, negative Internet comments and copycat cover dance groups a K-pop act spawns are often used as a measure of popularity in the world of contemporary Korean music.But while scandalous rumors and hurtful comments are not always welcome, Yu Hye-na, a spokesperson for WM Entertainment"s B1A4, says being emulated by cover dance groups suggests the band is doing a good job."We kind of feel flattered and grateful", said Yu."Cover dance" is a term that describes the act of mimicking a K-pop group"s moves while "cover dance group" refers to a tribute ensemble that imitates a K-pop act as closely as possible.Cover dance groups have been around for years, ever since K-pop began to diversify into different channels, but some walk a fine line between homage and plagiarism, giving the nation"s entertainment industry a headache
Shortly after releasing the Korean version of his song “FEEL”, 2PM’s Junho has treated fans to a live version of the song!
The video is indeed a live performance, where Junho shows off his clean, powerful dance moves. His smooth vocals are perfectly in tempo with the strong synth beats, despite the intense choreography.
Junho recently released his 2nd Japanese solo mini album “FEEL” in July, as well as the Korean version of “FEEL” in early August.
Check out his live performance version of “FEEL” below!
On August 20, Girls Generation YoonA’s pictorial in W magazine was revealed. In the released photos, YoonA can be seen transforming from the usual innocent and graceful young girl into a sexy, mature woman of autumn. With her darker smoky makeup and the naturally flowing hairstyle, she captivates fans with her alluring expressions, which are seemingly indifferent yet very chic.
What garnered the most attention, however, was her photo with her crop top that showed her stomach, which had perfect—and highly coveted—“11 abs.”
Meanwhile, Girls Generation successfully completed their performances in the “SM Town Live World Tour Concert 2014” that began this past August 15. What do you guys think? Innocent and graceful or sexy and mature?
Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk did a modeling campaign this year and someone must have noticed how good they looked together. Because the latest news is that they are both considering a role in an upcoming drama about news reporters.
Kim Woo Bin, Lee Jong Suk"s good friend and former co-star, previously considered a role in the drama but could not fit it into his schedule as he was filming back-to-back movies, "The Technicians" and then "Twenty."
He was up for the role of Choi Dal Po, a rookie reporter. Now both Lee Jong Suk"s agency, Wellmade Entertainment, and Park Shin Hye"s agency, S.A.L.T. Entertainment, have confirmed that their stars are considering offers to appear in the SBS drama.
Park Shin Hye is currently filming "The Tailors," a film in which she plays a fashion-conscious queen whose taste in clothes sparks political rivalries
ZE:A’s Dongjun has quickly asked fans if any would like to join him and watch him complete his “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” soon after being challenged by our own Koreaboo staff just hours ago.
On his official Facebook page, Dongjun has shared our challenge video and wrote:
A-yo sean thanks ^^.All things are ready.Expect that tmrw!!!!!
To fans, he personally invited them to participate and challenged them in this event, which he will partake at the Star Empire building tomorrow at noon.
This is Dongjun. ^^I am participating in the ice bucket challenge. Come join me at the Star Empire building tomorrow at noon with an ice bucket. Let us participate this great campaign together. ^^ Make sure to pour the water well~^^
Previously, Super Junior’s Siwon had also invited fans to his challenge at Mano in Hong Kong
SISTAR"s Dasom went sporty chic for the September issue of "Nylon
Dasom looked perfectly relaxed for the "Cheer up!
" concept of the pictorial. For the casual, sporty, yet chic theme, the SISTAR member had to channel a "cheerleader girl who took off her miniskirt and changed into a comfortable, sporty look."
Check out a BTS clip from Dasom"s shoot with "Nylon" above and the photos below!
2PM Junho successfully released his Korean album version of "FEEL" and made domestic fans satisfied with his solo Korean releases.
To further treat them with more of his domestic solo promotions, he releases a live video of "FEEL" to show more of his appeal in singing and dancing. Watch below:
The seven members of Infinite gathered for a photoshoot with Vogue Girl to update Inspirits on their whereabouts after wrapping up their summer concert.
A representative of the fashion magazine revealed, “We held a photoshoot with group Infinite, who made their impressive comeback with ‘Back‘ and followed up with ‘That Summer 2‘ concert.” The charming men were asked to showcase their casual and relaxed ‘post-concert’ look, and to find out more about their plans, the members took turns to share what they have recently been up to.
L revealed that he is preparing for a new drama, whereas Sungyeol and Woohyun shared fun behind-the-scenes stories of filming KBS2TV’s “High School: Love On
Yoo Jae Suk, A Pink"s Eunji, JYJ"s Junsu, miss A"s Min, 4minute"s Sohyun, and Super Junior"s Leeteuk are the next Korean celebrities to take on the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
As mentioned previously, you must choose to accept the challenge given by someone you know and tag three others within 24 hours or donate $100 to their local organization for those suffering from Lou Gehrig"s disease.
"Nation"s MC Yoo Jae Suk was challenged by BESTie
as well as a number of other celebrities and used Lee Kwang Soo
"s SNS to get his video out as he doesn"t have one himself. He called out Jung Joon Ha
, Kim Jae Dong
, and Park Myung Soo
to accept the challenge.
Eunji was nominated by her duet partner Huh Gak
and chose Shin Bora
, and WINNER
"s Kang Seung Yoon
as her three
Popular actress and "Running Man
" member Song Ji Hyo is the new face of cosmetic brand "banila co.
Song Ji Hyo"s flawless skin, natural beauty, and huge international fan base were a few reasons why the company decided to make her the official model. A rep from "banila co." said, "Song Ji Hyo"s natural beauty and refined charm complement banila co."s urban, upbeat concept well. Her growing international popularity was also an important factor."
As "banila co." is becoming a global brand itself with stores in China and Hong Kong, Song Ji Hyo is the perfect face to promote the fall collection line "Tint Seoul
You can spot her in CFs and pictorials this September!
Girls’ Generation member Seohyun will be awarded the Achievement Award at the upcoming graduation ceremony of Dongguk University.
On August 21, the 2014 fall graduation ceremony of Dongguk University will be held at the university’s Seoul campus. Altogether 1,531 students will obtain their degrees, with 1,028 of them leaving the ceremony with a bachelor’s degree, 440 with a master’s, and 63 with a doctorate.
Seohyun, who is majoring in acting, will be awarded an Achievement Award for her efforts in improving the university’s image and promoting the institution internationally.
In 2010, the idol was successfully admitted into Dongguk University’s Arts Division. She is well known among the students for her active and hard-working attitude, and last year, she donated 100 million won to the university’s scholarship fund, expressing her support for the university and her schoolmates