SISTAR’s Dasom to make her film debut in ‘Like a French Movie’

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SISTAR"s Dasom has been cast in the upcoming film "Like a French Movie"!

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Dasom will be making her film debut in "Like a French Movie", which will be directed by Shin Yeon Shik. She"ll be featured as the lead character in two parts of the four-episode omnibus film. Starship Entertainment stated, "Dasom will lead in two of director Shin Yeon Shik"s omnibus film. In one part, she"ll be playing Ryu Deok Hwan"s lover, who is a cute woman working at a bar. In the second, she"ll be costarring alongside actor Jeong Man Shik."

The SISTAR member has been building her acting chops in TV series like "Shutup Family" and "Melody of Love", and this casting marks her growth into a big screen actress.

Stay tuned for more info!

B1A4 win with ‘Solo Day’ on ‘Show Champion’

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B1A4 took home their first trophy on "Show Champion" for "Solo Day"!


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The music program tweeted on July 23, "The "Champion Song" this week goes to B1A4!!! We congratulate them on their first win with "Solo Day"~*" and uploaded two pictures of the happy group.


You can check out their performances of "Solo Day" and "You Make Me a Fool" below, as well as their awesome win! Congratulations, guys.







Chinese fans present Jang Na Ra and ‘Fated to Love You’ staff with snack car

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Jang Na Ra"s Chinese fans presented the actress and "Fated to Love You" drama staff with a special snack car!

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To support and cheer on the cast and staff who"ve been filming through the heat and a tight schedule, Jang Na Ra"s Chinese fans sent over a food truck filled with sandwiches for 100 people as well as beverages for 200. The thoughtful gesture was the perfect gift to energize everyone who were filming on a cruise ship around the Han River in Yeouido. 

Her fans patiently waited for Jang Na Ra, the other actors, and staff to complete their five-hour filming from 2PM to 7PM KST in silence, leaving a deep impression on everyone. Jang Na Ra is reported to have laughed out loud when she saw the snack car"s banner, which read, "The snack truck brought to you by Snail Girl," referring to her nickname

Taeyang’s older brother Dong Hyun Bae signs with MGB Entertainment

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Taeyang"s older brother, actor Dong Hyun Bae, has signed with MGB Entertainment, joining actors Yoon Sang Hyun, Song Jae Hee, Park Tam Hee, Seo Young Hee, and Park Dong Bin.

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The agency announced on July 23, "Dong Hyun Bae signed an exclusive contract with us recently. Dong Hyun Bae is an actor who has endless passion and inherent talent. More than anything, he"s also sincere. He"s an actor who"s gained experience in theater and musicals, and we"ll help him live up to his potential. We plan to support him professionally, so he can show you all his other charms in various fields besides acting." 

Dong Hyun Bae debuted in the 2006 film "Simple Confession" and went on to appear in numerous movies like "Korea 1%", "Commitment", the dramas "Holy Land" and "Shut Up and Flower Boy Band", and the musical "Grease" among others

‘Show! Music Core’ producer discusses changes in performances after lip-sync ban

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A producer from MBC"s "Show! Music Core" discussed the changes he noticed in performances after the lip-sync ban took place. 

SEE ALSO: "Music Core" to possibly take measures against lip-synced idol stages



CP Park Hyun Suk told Star News on July 23, "After the 100% lip-sync ban, the atmosphere has changed on set. The performances have a lot more movement and presence. Following the news that we won"t put singers who don"t use their voices at all on stage, the appearing artists sing more and put on more lively performances."

When Park Hyun Suk initially stated that "those who don"t sing on stage don"t have the basics to be a singer" and proposed the complete lip-sync ban, reactions of K-pop fans and artists were mixed as some, including Super Junior"s Ryeowook, suggested "Show! Music Core" staff should also focus on improving their sound system quality while others liked the idea of completely live performances

MBC to Ban Lip-syncing on “Music Core,” Super Junior’s Ryeowook Speaks Up in Response

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MBC has revealed their stance on lip-syncing: Idol singers who perform with AR (all recorded: music and voice) and MR (music recorded) on stage will not be allowed on their music show, “Music Core.”
In an interview with Munhwa Ilbo on July 1, “Music Core” chief producer (CP), Park Hyun Suk, shared, “Those who do not sing on stage do not possess the basic qualities of a singer. We will thoroughly check the MR provided by each agency and get rid of the singers who only open their mouths.”

As a result of idol groups putting more focus on a powerful performance rather than live singing, there are many instances in which it has become too difficult for a majority of them to complete a live performance. It has come to the point where the MR that supports the singers is becoming more like AR

YGE reveals Lydia Paek’s official cover of Taeyang’s ‘Eyes, Nose, Lips’

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YG Entertainment has revealed Lydia Paek"s official cover of Taeyang"s hit song "Eyes, Nose, Lips"!

SEE ALSO: Lydia Paek to release cover of Taeyang"s "Eyes, Nose, Lips"



Lydia is the next YGE artist to sing an official cover following Akdong Musician and Epik High"s Tablo for "Cover Project by YG Family 003". As the first solo female singer in the cover lineup so far, fans have been eager to listen to her rendition.

Check out Lydia"s cover above, and let us know which of the three YG Family covers is your favorite so far!

Lady Gaga suits up with Crayon Pop

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Lady Gaga suited up with the five girls of Crayon Pop!

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The girl group has been opening up for Lady Gaga"s "artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball" concert tour in North America, and the two acts got together backstage in Crayon Pop"s trademark helmet and costume for "Bar Bar Bar". Crayon Pop tweeted on July 23, "Gaga-yon Pop," along with the photos above.

Chrome Entertainment stated, "Crayon Pop wanted to give Lady Gaga a gift to remember them by. As Lady Gaga invited Crayon Pop to open for her concert after watching the music video for "Bar Bar Bar", the group produced a costume for her." The agency added, "Lady Gaga and the band, dancers, and staff hold hands and pray before the concert for a safe show with no choreography accidents

‘Real Men’ reported to continue with 7 members after ZE:A Hyungsik’s leave

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MBC"s "Real Men" has announced that the show will continue with seven members after ZE:A Hyungsik"s leave.

SEE ALSO: Hyungsik to leave "Real Men"



An rep from MBC told Osen on July 23, "The "Real Men" producers are not looking for a new cast member following Hyungsik"s leave. They plan to continue with the original 7 members." Hyungsik wrapped up his last filming of the reality show on the 18th. 

His label Star Empire previously told TVDaily, "After Hyungsik joined the drama ["What"s With This Family"], he couldn"t run with both, and had to leave "Real Men". The last episodes will be his guerrilla training from where he went today. Hyungsik is very disappointed. The label tried to adjust his schedule as much as possible, but it was unavoidable. Hyungsik started "Real Men" through guerilla training, and he"s going to be ending it with the same thing

Kang Hye Jung gives her husband Tablo a birthday surprise

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Kang Hye Jung had a birthday surprise for her husband Tablo!

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On July 22, she surprised Tablo at his MBC FM show "Tablo"s Dreaming Radio" with a visit and a cake. The radio show tweeted, "The queen of wifely duty visited "Dreaming Radio" to congratulate Tablo on his birthday. The example of the saying, "Is there another woman like this?" Kang Hye Jung."

As you can see in the photos above, Tablo was incredibly happy to see his wife in the studio and gave her a back hug. YG Entertainment and his daughter Haru also wished him a happy birthday.

Happy birthday to Tablo once again!



Eddy Kim reveals ‘playboy’ version of ‘Darling’ MV

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Singer-songwriter Eddy Kim has released a "playboy" version of his music video for "Darling"!

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The singer was hopelessly in love in the original MV for the title track of his upcoming repackaged album, and in this "playboy" version, he plays it a little more coy and chic. His debut mini-album "The Manual" was re-released in a new package to celebrate the 100th day since his debut. 

Check out the "playboy" version of his "Darling" MV above!

“It’s Okay It’s Love” Sets Us Up with Some Tantalizing Stills, and a Word from the Producers

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The new drama “It’s Okay It’s Love” is airing its first episode tonight (July 23, KST), and the production has revealed some preview stills to whet our drama appetites!

The first set of stills shows Jung Jae Yeol (Jo In Sung) in a sea of pretty ladies at his pool birthday party, where he is the DJ. Jung Jae Yeol’s brother then shows up, with whom he has had a bad relationship due to an unknown past event, and we see in subsequent photos Jo In Sung lying on the floor and his brother being restrained, gripping a knife.

In yet another set of stills, we see Jung Jae Yeol (Jo In Sung) and Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyo Jin) in what seems to be a tense conversation. The next photo then shows a passed out Ji Hae Soo, being held by Jung Jae Yeol, who is bleeding

EXO’s Chen OST for “It’s Okay, It’s Love” Places 1st on Music Sites

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EXO‘s Chen‘s first challenge into his own solo track outside his group activities is now deemed a success.

Chen’s voice serenaded its way to first place in various music charts for his OST entitled “The Best Luck” for the first part soundtrack of the SBS drama “It’s Okay, It’s LoveThe OST placed first on the on Bugs, Olleh music, Genie, Soribada real time rankings, among others, immediately upon its release earlier this noon.

The song the EXO member sang is a romantic ballad with an R&B rhythm that fits perfectly with his voice and the drama as well. Fellow group members Sehun and Chanyeol earlier showed their support for the release of the OST and for the drama that their other member, D

Jay Park releases audio teaser for new summer track ‘Nana’ feat. Loco

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Jay Park has revealed an audio teaser for a new summer track titled "Nana"!

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According to his Instagram post on July 23, "Nana" features rapper Loco and was produced by ChaCha Malone. Jay park wrote, "The representative summer song for adults. Keke. Jay Park ft. Loco - NaNa Summer anthem !! #aomg #followthemovement 20140725."

The preview reveals an upbeat summer track featuring Jay Park"s lighthearted vocals. Listen to the teaser below, and stay tuned for the full song on July 25 KST!


Tip: JayParkNetwork

Music Core Producer Describes Changed Attitudes by Idols After Lip-sync Ban

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In the beginning of July, MBC announced that it would ban lip-syncing on its weekly music show, “Music Core,” with the show’s chief producer (CP), Park Hyun Suk, stating, “Those who do not sing on stage do not possess the basic qualities of a singer. We will thoroughly check the MR provided by each agency and get rid of the singers who only open their mouths.”

He had commented, “Out of the idol singers, there are times when only 10-20% of them actually sing live. In many cases, they perform to a recorded live version, which deceives the public into believing they are actually singing.”

The decision was made, reportedly, so that K-pop could keep up with global standards. While focusing on creating a powerful performance is important, so is the quality of the singing

Block B Gets Goofy and Playful in Music Video for “H.E.R”

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Idol group Block B released the music video for their latest track “H.E.R” through their agency’s official YouTube channel.

“H.E.R” is once again produced by Block B member Zico. In the tradition of Block B’s flamboyant, loud, comical, and unique style, the teasers for “H.E.R” have drawn laughs from fans. This newly released clip is no exception, showing the members falling over at the sight of a beautiful female.

The music video plays with the saturated colored theme and the members do what they do best: act outrageously silly. The music video also has a short interview in the middle of it where Zico explains that this concept will be much cuter than their previous ones.

Watch the music video and tell us what you think of their new concept in the comments below!

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Block B reveal colorful, goofy MV for ‘H.E.R’

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Block B have revealed a goofy, colorful music video for their latest track "H.E.R"!

SEE ALSO: Block B are their goofy selves for third "H.E.R" MV teaser



The fun and wild energy expected from Block B are on display once again in the MV and song itself. In the talk show segment of the MV, the members reveal that if you"re used a more manly and charismatic side of the boys, they"ve gone for a cuter concept for the summer track.

Check out their "H.E.R" MV above, and stay tuned for Block B"s 4th mini-album "H.E.R" on July 24.

“Roommate” Cast Member and MMA Fighter Song Ga Yeon Shows Off Her Amazing Abs

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MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter Song Ga Yeon, who is also currently appearing on SBS’ variety program “Roommate,” unveiled a photo of herself from her everyday life.

On July 23, Song Ga Yeon posted a brief message through her own personal Instagram account stating, “There’s not much time left,” attached with a photo of her extremely fit body.

In the revealed picture, the “Roommate” cast member can be seen taking a selca through a mirror, wearing a mint colored workout top and camouflage printed pants. It seems that the photo was taken shortly after a workout, as she appears to be in a locker room with her hair tied up in a tight ponytail.

However, the reason this picture is especially drawing the attention of a lot of people is due to the display of Song Ga Yeon’s amazing body and perfectly toned abs in particular

Which Mon-Tues drama was #1 in viewer ratings this week?

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With only two more episodes left, "Triangle" maintained the #1 spot in its time slot this week!


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According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the July 22nd episode of MBC"s "Triangle" achieved its previous record-breaking viewer rating of 10.0%, which is a 0.5% increase from its previous viewer rating of 9.5%.


SBS" "Temptation" fell 0.7% from a 9.0% to 8.3% viewer rating, and KBS 2TV"s "Trot Lovers" also dropped 0.8% from a 8.4% to 7.6% viewer rating.


Which drama would you recommend to fellow K-drama lovers?

Block B Talks Gap Period, Story Behind MV Filming and More

By in News posted Oct July 23rd, 2014 No comments

Making a comeback with a new mini album, Block B brought up their brief absence from the scene.

During the showcase for Block B’s mini album H.E.R., which was held on July 23 in AX Korea, Gwangjin-gu, Block B’s Zico brought up about having gone through an unexpected gap period due to the sinking of the Sewol ferry.

Zico said, “We had a lot of time due to the unexpected gap period. Instead of taking a break, we spent busy days by attending events in Korea, carrying out schedules overseas and concerts. The album was completed with our constant efforts.”

Having produced the new album, Zico said, “It’s an album that I prepared for the past three months. I wanted to change our image by pursuing a new color of music. We changed our clothes once more by challenging ourselves with a new genre of rock blues