Hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth’s Sangchu will be released from the military at the beginning of next month after completing his mandatory service.
Following the earlier announcement of Super Junior Leeteuk’s desire to be discharged from the military on July 29 without a special ceremony, it has also been reported that Sangchu plans to do the same.
On July 25, a representative for Sangchu told MyDaily, “Sangchu will be discharged on August 8. He plans to make a quiet return without a ceremony.”
Sangchu enlisted in the military on October 30, 2012, the same day of Leeteuk’s enlistment. After five weeks of receiving basic military training, he finished up 21 months of active duty. He was originally scheduled to be discharged on July 29, along with the Super Junior member
K-pop has turned into something of an infectious global phenomenon as it"s no longer exclusive to South Korea alone. People enjoy the K-pop brand all over the world, and to accommodate the spike in interest and range of different cultures now tuning in, K-pop artists have reached out overseas to collaborate with Western artists. This mutual give and take of styles and composition has officially inaugurated K-pop as a global genre as opposed to simply a Western imitation.
East meets West in these 10 K-pop/Foreign Artist Collaborations:
1. Wonder Girls
ft. School Gyrls
, "The DJ is Mine
The collaboration between these two five-member girl groups of different nationalities is interesting. Taking into consideration the American girl group, School Gyrls (produced by Nick Cannon), and the Korean girl group, Wonder Girls, the song synthesizes both of their styles into an easily addictive dance track
K-pop and Biases: When You Lose One Written by Alolika On July 25, 2014
I went through a bad breakup recently. It involved a lot of crying, whining and pleading at the other end but I had made my decision. His questionable past, poor articulation skills, invisibility on variety shows and undivided attention to his owl-eyed friend compelled me to take the final step. I am sorry Kai but things had gone too far. You are just too boring.
And having no new bias take his place, I have officially lost all purpose in life. So here is an attempt at mapping stages of mental degradation while consuming K-pop having lost a bias, and hopefully, at least some of it will strike a chord. (Please don’t tell me I am the only dysfunctional one).
Somewhat, kind of, probably, sort of, fairly, based a bit on a true-ish story
Stage 1: The Celebration of Singlehood
Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” becomes your new anthem and there’s no one stopping you from quoting it at all times
And commence the wolf whistles! The girls of AOA proved once again to be quite the sexy ladies in a recent photo shoot with "GQ" magazine.
In the August issue, members ChoA, Hyejeong, and Seolhyun show off their enviable S lines. ChoA lets her leather jacket hang off one shoulder to expose her midriff while Hyejeong takes it to the floor in a tight, high-waisted skirt. Last but not least, Seolhyun captures the perfect combination of sweet, sporty, and sexy in a see-through white top and super short denim bottoms.
Time to wipe off your drool! It looks like the sexy concept is here to stay with these talented girls.
A member from boy group B1A4′s has confessed to being “solo from the womb.”
On July 25, Jinyoung, Baro, Sandeul, CNU, and Gongchan appeared on KBS Cool FM’s “Jo Jung Chi and Jang Dong Min’s 2PM” broadcast, where DJs Jo Jung Chi and Jang Dong Min asked the members about their dating experiences.
In response to their questions, Gongchan said “I have never had a relationship… just glances and words exchanged here and there with a person I liked, but it never evolved into dating. I didn’t know why the girl had moved on without me, so I asked her, and she said it was because I never told her outright that I liked her.”
Jo Jeong Chi asked, “This was before your debut, right?” “Yes, this was during high school,” Gongchan explained
TRIANGLE EPISODE 24 Recap:Jung Hee
sees the car bearing down on Young Dal
, and he narrowly avoids being hit thanks to her shouted warning. They compare notes and both find they received text messages from each other, then figuring out it was a ploy to bump off Young Dal
and possibly Jung Hee
as well. Young Dal
again tries to talk sense into Yang Ha
, telling him that what he"s fighting for had better be worth it. Walking Jung Hee
home, Young Dal
is invited in and takes counsel from Jung Hee
"s grandmother, who tells him not to be so hard on his mother. Just as he feared, Manager Hyun
is arrested for the attempted murder of Elder Ahn
, but walks free for lack of evidence. Chairman Go
is dragged before Boss Min
and Man Bong
in the mistaken assumption he was behind the attempt on Young Dal
Newly released movie “Kundo: Age of the Rampant,” starring actors Ha Jung Woo, Kang Dong Won, Lee Sung Min, Ji Jin Mo, Ma Dong Suk, and more, has already surpassed one million viewers within 48 hours of its release in theaters.
According to film distribution company Showbox Mediaplex, “Kundo” has drawn in a total of more than 1,048,174 moviegoers as of July 25.
The film has recorded an attendance of one million viewers in the shortest period of time out of all the movies that have been released so far this year, even reaching this large audience number about one whole day faster than “Transformers 4,” which had previously maintained its spot in first place.
“Kundo” also ranked number one in terms of its draw-in on the very first day, with 551,073 people, which has set a new record for the most viewers on opening day in the nation
In a recent episode of KBS 2TV’s “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook,” SISTAR appeared as a guest on the show and revealed their honest thoughts about individual activities and promotions within the group, as well as a concern they had for their recently released album.
During the filming on July 22, MC Yoo Hee Yeol asked, “SISTAR is one of the few idol groups that I know the name of each individual member. What do you think of the power of variety shows?”
In response to this, member Bora answered, “A younger audience tends to watch music rank programs, but I think variety programs have the power to draw in a wide age range of viewers. Not just variety shows, but also MC [positions], dramas, and other individual activities were a big help in building up our public recognition and our own personal development
SISTAR is back and sexy as ever as they performed summer track "Touch My Body" on this week"s "Yoo Hee Yeol"s Sketchbook"! In addition, Hyorin and Soyu did a hauntingly beautiful cover of Christina Aguilera"s "Hurt."
During the interview portion, Hyorin revealed that she had composed quite a lot of songs, all of which the agency listened to but turned down on the grounds that they were basically not mainstream enough as she likes to experiment with R&B and hip hop.
Soyu elaborated that because the songs were Hyorin"s personal compositions, they were made for her and her only. Understandably, this may make it a bit harder for people to approach the songs, but fans, nonetheless, surely want to hear some of her compositions on the girls" album soon!
Sojin of Girl’s Day confessed about running away from home back when she was younger during the filming of the MBC variety show, “Quiz to Change the World.”
In the special episode on”Well-known Filial People,” Sojin revealed that when she was 20 years old, she ran away from home without her parents’ knowledge because she wanted to be a singer.
“I lived in a room at my friend’s apartment and from being an internet phone consultant to being a server at a pub and even putting stickers at a sock factory, I did a lot of part time jobs and there wasn’t any job that I didn’t try. With the money that I earned, I enrolled in an academy and learned singing and dancing,” shared Sojin.
Also in this episode, Sojin had tears in her eyes as her mother surprised her by sending a letter that showed her mother’s sincere feelings for her daughter
KARA"s Gyuri was the first special weather girl on "Morning Wide" on July 21 and will be passing the baton to none other than quirky girl group, Crayon Pop, who just finished opening up for Lady Gaga during her recent concert tour and have returned to South Korea.
They will also be discussing the special health foods they eat during their weather forecast on the show. Stay tuned for the weather forecast on July 28!
Yunho of boy group TVXQ revealed the details of what happened after his infamous poison accident in 2006 on celebrity-fan talk show “Star Gazing“.
On the July 24 broadcast of “Star Gazing”, Yunho talked about his poison incident in 2006. He said that a fan came up to him and gave him a drink. Out of habit, he took the drink and drank the whole bottle in one shot. Only after gulping it down he realized that there was an odd scent to the drink. He fainted shortly afterwards. He reminisced about how someone told him that he was bleeding when he fell.
He later found out that the drink contained super glue. He said, “after the incident, I briefly considered quitting the entertainment industry. I couldn’t even talk to people properly
Here’s some exciting news for EXO fans! On July 25, it was reported that a brand new variety program featuring EXO, as well as many different ‘legends’ of the music industry, such as Shinhwa, is currently being prepared to possibly premiere in early August.
The format of the show will follow the members of EXO as they get the opportunity to meet with various seniors in the music field.
It appears that the very first guest appearance on the program will be made by none other than first generation idol group Shinhwa! According to a broadcast representative and multiple other sources, the senior-junior groups have recently wrapped up filming for the first two episodes of the show on July 24 at a set in Gayang-dong.
As Shinhwa initially debuted as a group under SM Entertainment, they can be seen as EXO’s immediate senior group
On MBC"s "Quiz to Change the World," Girl"s Day"s Yura talked about how her parents reacted to her partner on "We Got Married." She is currently participating in season four of the variety series with actor, Hong Jong Hyun.
She said, "My parents watch my program "We Got Married" when it airs without fail; they said we looked good together and they think that, maybe because my husband"s personality is the opposite of mine, we get along even better."
It looks like they got her parents" approval! Are you enjoying the couple so far?
Despite a chance in the competition for the Wednesday-Thursday dramas, KBS 2TV’s “The Joseon Gunman” still reigns supreme as the leader.
According to Nielsen Korea on July 25, “The Joseon Gunman” recorded ratings of 11.9 percent across the whole country, up 0.3 percent from the previous episode. This episode is the highest rated episode for “The Joseon Gunman” so far.
“Fated To Love You” is right on the heels of “The Joseon Gunman,” as its ratings continue to soar, recording 10.6 percent with its latest episode.
However, the new drama “It’s Okay, It’s Love” starring Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin had its ratings drop after the premiere episode, recording 9.1 percent with its second episode
Actress Lee Yo Won (34) was belatedly revealed to have given birth to her second child!
Her agency Management Koo rep told "The Fact" on the 25th, "Lee Yo Won gave birth to her second daughter in May... Her postpartum care is currently over and she is looking over productions for her comeback."
Lee Yo Won married her pro-golfer husband Park Jin Woo in 2003 and gave birth to her first daughter Ae Rin in 2004. She had her second daughter ten years later. She is currently resting while reviewing casting offers for her following production since her previous SBS drama "Empire of Gold".
B1A4 recently appeared in “ASK IN A BOX,” an interview show uploaded on 1theK‘s official YouTube channel.
The 10-minute clip released on July 24 featured the five boys answering questions sent in by their fans through various social networking sites.
Before the boys began answering the questions from their fans, they first answered the question left by EXO, the artist featured before them.
EXO’s Sehun asked, “Who is the coolest EXO member on stage?” Gong Chan immediately answered, “Suho!” while Baro held his thumbs up for D.O. Sandeul chose Chanyeol while CNU and Jinyoung both chose Kai, making EXO’s “dancing machine” the coolest EXO member for B1A4
Name: 김병기/ Kim Byung Gi (Kim Byeong Ki)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Scorpio
Blood type: AB
Family: Wife, one son and three daughters
Hobbies: Golf, horseback riding and football
Immortal Classic (Channel A, 2012)
Lights and Shadows (MBC, 2011)
Gye Baek (MBC, 2011)
Midas (SBS, 2011)
Flames of Ambition (MBC, 2010)
Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe Young (KBS1, 2010)
Merchant Kim Man Deok (KBS1, 2010)
Wife Returns (SBS, 2009)
The Man Who Can’t Get Married (KBS2, 2009)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
The Kingdom of The Winds (KBS2, 2008)
Queen of Ahyun (MBC, 2007)
Salt Doll (SBS, 2007)
Jumong (MBC, 2006)
Golden Apple (KBS2, 2005)
Lawyers (MBC, 2005)
Save the Last Dance for Me (SBS, 2004)
Lotus Flower Fairy (SBS, 2004)
Jang Gil San (SBS, 2004)
King’s Woman (SBS, 2003)
Miss Mermaid (MBC, 2002)
Empress Myung Sung (KBS2, 2001)
Soon Ja (SBS, 2001)
King and Queen (KBS1, 1998)
Sea of Ambition (KBS2, 1997)
Jo Gwang Jo (KBS2, 1996)
Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
Girl group AOA has emerged as “hot girls” after displaying their unreal body lines.
Starting with AOA’s main vocalist Choa, Hyejeong and Seolhyun also participated in a pictorial for the August edition of the fashion magazine GQ. For this pictorial, AOA went with the fashion trend this summer, sporting crop tops. Choa, Hyejeong, and Seolhyun each wore different clothing to match the crop top, such as skinny leather pants, hot pants and a mini skirt to draw out their own personality. Not only that, their provocative glances and charismatic poses drew admiration from the staff members.
Meanwhile, AOA recently released their “Hot Summer” photo book and are promoting their recent single “Short Hair.”
Contrary to popular belief, it takes more than just a swimsuit ready, model body and a princess look to be a Miss Korea. To win over a nation and convince it that you are the female embodiment of its best qualities, you need the whole package--looks, talent, and style galore. And what better pool of candidates than female idols?! Female idols know how to wow us on the regular with their visual concepts and multiple skills. They can look cute, sexy, and they can sing, dance, and act. But most importantly, they know how to entertain a nation and cheer it on when it needs it the most.
Just last week, South Korea announced its Miss Korea of 2014 to be Kim Seo Yeon
, an Ewha Womans University
student. Now it"s your turn K-Pop fans to decide: among the many talented female idols, who would you pick to hold the highly coveted title of Miss Korea? allkpop
has rounded up our top 10 picks for you to vote on in our poll below