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Jessica and Krystal are the new faces of "lapalette
Both idol fashionistas will be modeling the 2014 F/W line for the contemporary fashion brand. Jessica and Krystal have been receiving even more attention for their fashion sense with their reality show OnStyle
"s "Jessica & Krystal
" being a hit, and the Girls" Generation
as well as f(x)
member are perfect for the chic, lovely vibe of the clothing line.
A rep for lapalette commented, "The usually stylish, lovable, and honest girls are perfect for the concept of 2014 lapalette. You"ll be able to see Jessica and Krystal"s advertisement images starting in August both on and offline, and we"re planning various promotional activities."
The behind-the-scenes of the lapalette photo shoot will be broadcast on the July 29th episode of "Jessica & Krystal" at 11PM KST!
After a bit of back and forth, Shim Eun Kyung has finally been confirmed for the part of Nodame in the upcoming remake series "Cantabile Romance
Shim Eun Kyung will be playing the adored character opposite of hot actor Joo Won
. Though the actress initially turned down the offer due to the film "Waiting for You
", Group Eight Production
revealed on July 29 that it"s finally confirmed she"ll be playing the part of Nodame.
She"s remained the top fan choice for the role, even pushing aside Girls" Generation
. Shim Eun Kyung said, "I had fun reading the ["Nodame Cantabile"] manga, and personally, I"m a big fan of Ueno Juri, who played Nodame in the Japanese live action of the drama... I will work hard to show you the Nodami-side of Shim Eun Kyung
Entertainer Kang Ho Dong will take on a new challenge as he takes on a music show.
According to Kang Ho Dong’s agency, the entertainer and entrepreneur has agreed to MC the upcoming pilot for a music and talk show “Something” on SBS. His agency added, “since Kang Ho Dong has an extensive experience MC-ing, we believe that he’ll show a great image on the new program.”
“Something” will be a hybrid show that will be a music show with a talk show and even a variety show element added. Some are even calling it the second “Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate.“
Kim Jung Eun, who has previously MC-ed the late-night music show mentioned above, has received love-calls to MC “Something,” but has yet to decide
MC Mong is currently working on his next album in the United States of America, in which this comeback will be his first in 4 years, after his military controversy
On the 29th of July, a representative of MC Mong revealed that MC Mong is currently working on his next album in America, which is planned to be released some time this September or October.
As of now, they are finalizing the recordings and filming of the music video, and thus the album is almost ready to be released this fall.
Have you missed him?
So Yi Hyun (30) and In Kyo Jin (34) showed some public display of affection for their wedding pictorial with "Singles Wedding
The magazine rep stated, "Top-star newlyweds-to-be So Yi Hyun and In Kyo Jin"s cover and wedding pictorial for the August issue has been unveiled."
So Yi Hyun donned wedding dresses by designed Choi Jae Hoon against the beautiful backdrop of Paris, France. The couple also showed some skinship with So Yi Hyun"s kiss on In Kyo Jin"s forehead, and they also held hands, making fans feel the love in the air.
They couple is tying the knot on October 4!
Girls" Generation"s music video for "I Got A Boy", which was released last year, is still popular online. As of yesterday, the video has been viewed more than 100 million times since it was released on Jan. 1 last year on the group"s official YouTube channel. The record came out almost two years ago.
The group also has another hit song, "Gee", which amassed more than 100 million hits on YouTube, but it took much longer. "Gee" was released in June 2009 and hit 100 million views in April last year after about three years and ten months. Girls" Generation"s most recent song "Mr. Mr". from its fourth mini-album, which will be released in February, has received more than 27 million views on YouTube. Meanwhile, the group recently celebrated the seventh anniversary since its debut
“Prince of Asia” Lee Kwang Soo is currently acting in the role of Park Soo Kwang, a man suffering from Tourrette’s Syndrome, on SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “It’s OK, It’s Love.” Moreover, he is a permanent fixture on SBS’s weekly variety show “Good Sunday—Running Man.”
Episodes one and two of “It’s OK, That’s Love” were run without commercial interruption on July 26 from 12:10 PM to 2:30 PM. The plot follows coffee shop worker Soo Kwang and his housemates Hae Soo (Gong Hyo Jin) and Dong Min (Sung Dong Il). In episode two, Soo Kwang must help newcomer Jae Yul (Jo In Sung) integrate into the household. Following “It’s OK, It’s Love,” was a repeat of “Running Man
Comedians Shin Bong Sun and Heo Kyung Hwan will be leaving KBS2TV’s “Happy Together 3.”
According to KBS2TV, the two MCs filmed their last episode on July 26.
Shin Bong Sun has been a member of the “Happy Together” family since 2007, and she will thus leave the show after entertaining the viewers for seven years. As for Heo Kyung Hwan, he joined the show in 2011 as a member of gag group G4.
The new MCs have confirmed to be Kim Shin Young and Jo Se Ho, who are well-known faces to all fans of variety. Their first filming will take place on August 2.
A representative of “Happy Together 3″ revealed to Star News, “Shin Bong Sun and Heo Kyung Hwan left the show, but Kim Shin Young and Jo Se Ho have joined the family
Mon-Tues drama "The Night Watchman
" teased the upcoming premiere of the historical drama with a twist through four posters!
Jung Il Woo, Go Sung Hee, TVXQ"s Yunho, Seo Ye Ji, Yoon Tae Young, Jo Dahl Hwan, and more left fans dazzled by their charisma as they got into position for a fight against ghosts or perhaps, each other, around the palace for the fantasy-meets-history drama.
"The Night Watchman" is a fantasy-romance drama that takes place during the Joseon Dynasty. The story revolves around Lee Rin (Jung Il Woo), who is the "night watchman" who fights ghosts.
"The Night Watchman" is set to premiere following "Triangle" on August 4 at 10 PM KST!
Actress Lee Ji Ah will be opening up about her past on SBS’ talk show “Healing Camp.”
According to a representative of SBS, the actress will participate in filming the show on July 30.
Lee Ji Ah has been actively sought after by the producers of “Healing Camp,” but as her issues in her private life have recently made the headlines, her responses to previous casting calls have been on the hesitant side. Back in April, she agreed to appear on the show after a lengthy negotiation, but the filming ended up being pushed back due to the Sewol ferry incident. This upcoming episode will mark her first-ever talk show appearance.
The actress is expected to reveal more of her career and private life, breaking the wall between her and the public
Roundtable: Turn The Speakers Up, It’s Summer! Written by Seoulbeats On July 29, 2014
It’s summer now in South Korea, which means a slew of summer singles being dropped by K-pop’s idol groups. We all have our sentimental favourites for the season, but will always welcome a fresh batch of songs with each new year. What are your summer bops, both new and old?
Mark: Summer is always a great battleground for songs contending for Song of the Year status, which is why the market tends to get saturated with higher quality songs at this time of the year. Proof of point:
2011: T-ara – “Roly Poly”
2012: Sistar – “Loving U”
2013: Exo – “Growl”
Sistar seems like a favorite at this point of reclaiming the title but there’s still plenty of summer left
Actress Han Bo Reum has been cast as F.T. Island Hongki"s love interest on the upcoming SBS
weekend drama "Modern Farmer"!
Han Bo Reum will play the role of famous idol singer Yuna who not only has the looks and talent, but a strong ambition to succeed after growing up in a poor household. She"s also loved Hongki"s character who she meets during her trainee days.
Han Bo Reum joins Park Min Woo, Honey Lee
, F.T. Island"s Hongki, N.Flying
, and AOA
in the drama, which is written by Kim Ki Ho
of "Roller Coaster
" and "Blue Tower
" and directed by Oh Jin Suk
of "Goddess of Marriage
Stay tuned for the premiere of "Modern Farmer" following "Good Day
" ("Glorious Day
") on October 18!
Taiwanese producer and guitarist Benson Chen has praised EXO member Luhan for his strong work ethic.
On July 29, the guitarist shared a picture taken with Luhan through his Weibo account, showing off their close relationship.
Luhan, who is currently filming his debut film “Twenties Once Again,” has been mentored by Benson Chen to prepare for his role as a talented rocker. Seems like the idol’s skills have impressed the professional guitarist, as Benson Chen praised Luhan, “Luhan is a very hard-working young man that endures hardships. Fighting! You are outstanding!”
“Twenties Once Again” starring Wilson Chen and Zi-Shan Yang is the Chinese version of this year’s hit movie “Miss Granny
Rookie boy group B.I.G
treated their fans to some delicious chicken!
The group said "Hello" with their debut song earlier this month and are currently promoting the track on music shows. To thank their fans who suffered through hot weather just to see them, the boys chose 10 lucky fans who showed up to cheer them on at MBC"s "Show! Music Core" and SBS" "Inkigayo" and treated all 20 fans to chicken.
B.I.G"s already communicating with their fanbase through various SNS portals, and they prepared the chicken party to get even closer. They held a talk session and even took polaroid photos with fans who won the arm-wrestle contest at each table.
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SM Entertainment, home to many popular K-pop groups such as Girls" Generation, Super Junior and Exo, is introducing a new girl group named Red Velvet. Red Velvet will have four members: Seul-ki, Irene, Wendy and Joy. The first three were part of a team of trainees named SM Rookies, which includes males and females who frequently practice in front of fans to get ready for official future debuts. The new group will release its first EP on Aug. 4 with the debut song "Happiness". The teaser video for the group"s debut was released through SM Entertainment"s official website and on YouTube. This marks the first time in five years that a top entertainment agency introduced a new group."Just like how red velvet reminds people of a soft, feminine touch, along with some passionate feelings from the color red, we have high hopes that the group will mesmerize the world with some sophisticated music and performances", said the agency
TVXQ’s Yunho talks about his drama “The Night Watchman” taking over the time slot of former member Kim Jaejoong‘s drama “Triangle“.
In today’s press conference at 63 Building in Yeouido for the MBC period drama, Yunho was asked to relay his thoughts about replacing the said drama saying “I was preparing a lot for this piece, and so truthfully I wasn’t able to watch ‘Triangle’ in much detail. I have watched it once in a while whenever I can. It was nice seeing (him) working hard, and it would be nice if ‘The Night Watchman’ will have the same good impact as well.”
Meanwhile, “The Night Watchman” will air its first episode on August 4 at 10 pm while “Triangle” will be airing its last episode tonight on MBC
Wed-Thurs drama "Fated To Love You" gave viewers more to squeal over with behind-the-scenes photos of Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra"s slow dance scene!
It has been reported that the Jang-Jang couple filmed the scene, which looked like it popped out of a fairy tale, near Mapo Bridge on July 22. Although it was filmed at the early hour of 1 AM KST, Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra were the atmosphere makers on set with their playful personalities.
Jang Na Ra also gave Jang Hyuk a thumbs up possibly in approval at the way he took the lead with Jang Na Ra"s shy character Kim Mi Young during the romantic scene!
Stay tuned for new episodes of "Fated To Love You" this Wednesday and Thursday!
Super Junior member Leeteuk was discharged from his two year military service today, and it was choreographer Tony Testa and fellow Super Junior members Siwon and Eunhyuk who were one of the first to share photos.
Both Eunhyuk and Siwon kept it subdued by sharing photos of their hyung, without showing his house. However, both left comments announcing cheerfully the return of the Super Junior leader.
He is back. @special1004 welcome back. pic.twitter.com/CRt78b2Xb5
— SIWON CHOI (@siwon407) July 29, 2014
SM Entertainment choreographer Tony Testa went a step ahead and shared a group photo he took with some of the Super Junior members during their dance practice
Composer Cho Young Soo will have the honor of producing for SG Wannabe"s upcoming album!
Cho Young Soo stated, "It is true that Kim Yong Joon and Kim Jin Ho recently met up with me... They will reunite and asked me to be the producer for their new album... When I heard the news of SG Wannabe"s reunion, I was very happy and even happier that they asked me to produce for them... Like how Fly to the Sky"s recent reunion after five years was a success, I think the ripple effect will be even bigger if the best vocal group of the 2000s, SG Wannabe, was to release a new album."
It is expected that SG Wannabe will release their reunion album in spring of next year. Following Lee Suk Hoon"s discharge from the military this coming October, they will begin recording, which takes an estimated 3-4 months
After conflicting reports, DreamT has released an official response to the news that Girl"s Day"s Minah and soccer player Son Heung Min are in a relationship.
The agency stated in an official response that it"s true that Minah and Son Heung Min did go out on two dates. According to DreamT, "Minah told us that she went out with Son Heung Min twice with good feelings. After maintaining a friendship and encouraging each other as fans through SNS, [Minah] and Son Heung Min started dating with good intentions before he returns to his team in Germany." The agency added, "Minah is worried that this news going public after their second date and in the midst of them beginning to get to know each other might negatively impact Son Heung Min, who is about to enter a league, and Girl"s Day, who are currently promoting