[Throwback Thursday] Happy Anniversary, U-KISS! Fans Look Back on the Past Six Years + #SoompiAS4U Finalists!

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U-KISS Current Members: 7 (Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, AJ [inactive], Hoon, Kevin, Jun) Former Members: Alexander, Kibum, Dongho Leader: Soohyun | Maknae: Jun Year of Debut: 2008 Fanclub: KISSMe Official Soompi Thread

Six years ago, they were the “new kids on the block,” hot off the trails of a Korean mini-album release and a Japanese debut. Now, they are one of the veterans of K-Pop and international darlings to fans all over the world.

The original U-KISS, which stands for Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star, was made up of six members: Kevin, Eli, Soohyun, Dongho, Kibum, and Alexander, with member Kiseop joining a year later in 2009. Together, the seven launched K-Pop classics such as “Man Man Ha Ni” and “Bingeul Bingeul

New Teaser for YG and Samsung Everland’s Joint Fashion Brand Hints at Possible Taeyang and CL Collaboration

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On the morning of August 29, a teaser image was released on YG’s official blog at exactly 9:09 a.m. The teaser was for their new fashion brand, NONAGON (also written as NONA9ON), for which they partnered up with Samsung Everland (a branch of Samsung Cheil Industries).

In the teaser, the logo “YG X SAMSUNG NONA9ON” was written, with “3rd Invasion TAEYANG + CL” under it. This raises the question of whether they are indeed hinting at a collaboration of the two artists. Also, the numbers “0909 09:09” were revealed, which likely represent the date and time of the release.

YG and Samsung Everland created the brand with the concept of “mixing their strongest characteristics together for infinite growth

WINNER perform “Empty” for 1theK”s new “PRIME” series

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WINNER showcased their vocals and choreography for "Empty" on the 2nd episode of 1theK"s new "PRIME" series!



This is part of 1theK"s new "PRIME" series, which is apparently made up of 4 parts that will include performances, interview, and mini fan meetings. WINNER crooned a live acoustic version of "Color Ring" for the 1st episode, a performance version of "Empty" for the 2nd episode, and will feature in a 3rd episode which will be released on September 2.


Check out their soft and sexy performance of "Empty"!

Baechigi drop “Boy Jump” MV featuring MAMAMOO”s Wha Sa and featuring Ailee and Eru

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After getting fans excited with the cute MV teaser, Baechigi now unveiled the full MV for "Boy Jump," featuring the amazing vocal talents of MAMAMOO"s Wha Sa! Not to mention, the MV has guest appearances by Ailee and Eru.




The tune is just as upbeat and fun as the MV, so "Boy Jump" is sure to bring out a wide smile! Check it out above.

AA”s Aoora releases 19+ rated MV teaser for upcoming 4th single “One More Time”

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AA"s Aoora released a 19+ rated MV teaser for his upcoming 4th single "One More Time"!



Aoora is no stranger to the risque concept as shown for his previous solo songs and catches eyes once again with the glamorous woman in the MV teaser. "One More Time" is produced by Aoora and composer Ahn Hyung Sun, and multi-art team NO.19 also helped out for the jacket and MV.


"One More Time" will drop on September 5! 

http://news.nate.com/view/20140829n10316

[Video] 2nd teaser released for upcoming SBS drama “My Lovely Girl”

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The second teaser for the new SBS drama "My Lovely Girl" has been released.

The 24 second-long teaser displayed three titles: "Memories of lost love", "Melody in memories" and "I play this for you", leaving a strong impression of the joy and sadness of love on those watching it.

The second teaser is stronger than the first teaser according to reviews. The way Hyeon-wook (Rain) and Sena (Krystal) seemed confused in front of the love that one day arrived on their doorstep, was enough to draw attention.

Source : www.etoday.co.kr/news...

Details Released on Lee Jin Wook’s New Film

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Actor Lee Jin Wook has recently confirmed his appearance in the movie “Time Escapee” (working English title).Director Kwak Jae Yong, who directed “The Classic” and “My Sassy Girl,” is directing “Time Escapee,” which is about two men from 1983 and 2015, respectively, tracing a murder case to change the fate of one woman.

In the movie, Lee Jin Wook will play the role of Kim Gun Woo, a talented detective with quick judgment skills. Gun Woo is the man from the present and possesses an elaborate personality and bold drive, and he is the one who quickly realizes the mystery of the past and present and digs up the case.

This is Lee Jin Wook’s first attempt at a detective role, so he plans on capturing the audience through his smooth charisma and stylish charms that are unique to him

EXO, Girl”s Day, BTS and more at Lotte”s “2014 Family Concert”!

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If you"re in Korea either as a visitor or a resident, then prepare yourself for the best weekend ever. Lotte"s "18th 2014 Family Concert," featuring your faves, is taking place on August 30-31. Did someone say… EXO?





This is going to be a large-scale concert, filled with talent and eye-candy galore. Held at the main stadium of the Jamsil Sports Complex, the concert will be open to a whopping number of 12 thousand audience members and will be a 3-day event. Tourists and Korean locals alike are welcome to enjoy the Hallyu magic.


There will be performances on August 30 by vocal angels Lee Seung Hwan, Kim Bum Soo, Wheesung, and Ailee, and on August 31 by K-Pop stars EXO-K, EXO-M, VIXX, Girl"s Day, ZE:A, BTS, and Boys Republic

Actor Song Seung Hun Proves His Unchanging Good Looks by Revealing His High School Photo

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Actor Song Seung Hun recently revealed a photo of his younger, high school self—proving that his handsome looks have remained the same since then.

On August 28, the actor posted on his own personal Weibo account, “High school boy~~SH,” along with his high school picture.

In the unveiled picture is a copy of his ID photo that was taken during his school days. You can see Song Seung Hun’s distinct trademark: his dark, thick eyebrows and pronounced facial features. The picture also shows off the fact that there is almost no different at all between the actor’s high school and current appearance.

After being cast in a new Korean-Chinese joint production titled “Third Love,” Song Seung Hun is currently in the middle of filming in Shanghai.

“My Lovely Girl” releases 2nd teaser starring Rain and f(x)”s Krystal

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Upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama "My Lovely Girl" released its 2nd teaser starring Rain and f(x)"s Krystal!


The teaser reads, "The lost memories of love... The melody in one"s memory... Letting you listen...", and gives a better look at Hyun Wook (Rain) and Se Na (Krystal)"s love story as they cross paths with each other as if it was destiny.


The fantasy-romance drama is set to premiere following "It"s Okay, That"s Love" on September 17 at 10 PM KST!

http://news.nate.com/view/20140829n06952


Jung In and Gary Release a Teaser for “Bicycle”

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Gary and Jung In’s second single “Bicycle” is set to be released on September 1, and the music video teaser was revealed through Leessang Company‘s official YouTube channel and SNS.

The music video depicts a background in which you can feel the value of trivial happiness through the peaceful and sensible background as the chaos of the city is removed.

A Leessang Company representative stated, “This is the birth of a music video that the general public will be able to relate with as it shows real people enjoying their free time at Hangang Park. I want to thank everyone at Hangang Park once again for willingly consenting to be in the music video. While this song expresses itself through the appearance of daily life, if the exhausted and tired listen to this song, we hope to relate a lot of happiness and love

GOT7 tease fans with their censored abs on the 4th episode of “Real GOT7″ season 2

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GOT7 continued their round of fun backstage on the 4th episode of "Real GOT7" season 2!



JJ Project (JB and Jr.) returned to the camera and got their GOT7 members to join them for a "meow" parade to see who can be the cutest cat. Jackson also performed Sunmi"s butt shake for "24 Hours" while Mark, Youngjae, and more tried to be nice to their secret members for their "manito" mission. The members also teased fans by lifting up their shirts, but sadly, their abs were covered by the chocolate bars.


Enjoy the cute charms of GOT7 in the episode above!

Lyn and MC the Max’s Lee Soo Pose for InSyle Wedding Photos ahead of September Marriage

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Solo star Lyn and MC the Max member Lee Soo have appeared in a photo spread in the September-October edition of InStyle Weddings magazine. The couple posed in a variety of outfits, ranging from formal dresses and tuxedos to a more daring denim look, and also participated in an interview with the publication.

The news that the musical pair were dating broke in spring this year, and the two are set to finally tie the knot on September 19.

The two musicians are both represented by the Music&New talent agency. A spokesperson for the company explained, “They spoke very honestly about the history of their relationship as part of the interview. Please send your congratulations to the happy couple.”

Meanwhile, Lyn is preparing for the release of her

[Video] Added first teaser trailer, posters, photos and updated cast for the Korean drama “Secret Door”

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Added first teaser trailer, posters, photos and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Secret Door"

"Secret Door" (2014)Directed by Kim Hyeong-sikWritten by Yoon Seon-jooNetwork : SBSWith Han Seok-Kyu, Kim Min-jong, Choi Won-yeong, Kim Chang-wan, Kim Yoo-jeong, Seo Joon-yeong,...24 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00SynopsisA historical about the secret surrounding Crown Prince Sado"s death.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/09/22

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Second Teaser Released for “My Lovely Girl” Starring Rain and f(x)’s Krystal

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On August 28, the second teaser for upcoming drama “My Lovely Girl” was released immediately following the day’s broadcast of “It’s Okay, It’s Love.” This teaser was a short clip that expressed the love and sadness that comes with passionate love. The three titles from the teasers read, “The memory of love that was lost,” “The melody inside my memory,” and “I’ll play it [the melody] for you.” Compared to the first teaser that was released (read more here), the second teaser seems to emphasize the idea of “love that comes by like destiny.”

The two leads, Hyun Wook (played by Rain) and Se Na (played by f(x)’s Krystal), make a good impact by depicting two people that don’t know what to do with the love that miraculously appeared

Suh Un and Suh Joon master the fork and spoon in preview cuts for “Superman is Back”

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Suh Un and Suh Joon proved that they could eat without the help of their dad Lee Hwi Jae in preview cuts for the upcoming episode of KBS 2TV"s "Superman is Back".



Lee Hwi Jae took Suh and Suh Joon to a restaurant where Lee Hwi Jae sat the twins side by side while he sat across from the twins at the table for the first time. Lee Hwi Jae told them, "Daddy is not going to help you at all today because we"re eating out."


But it turns out Suh Un and Suh Joon didn"t need their dad"s help as they were able to master the fork and spoon by themselves, digging into their pumpkin porridge and spaghetti. Lee Hwi Jae expressed his pleasant surprise, sharing, "Who knew this day would come? Amazing!"


After the boys successfully finished their plates, they had food all over their faces

Sunny Reveals Which Girls’ Generation Members Use Insoles on “Happy Together”

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Girls’ Generation member Sunny made an appearance on the August 28 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s variety program “Happy Together,” for the ‘Tall vs. Short’ special, and revealed that the shortest members of the group sometimes use up to three layers of insoles.

During the show, the topic of insoles was brought up. One of the male guests confessed that he uses about three different insoles at a time, comparing it to women’s heels, and said that his ankle is still fine even if the insoles bend.

After hearing this, Sunny said that she could relate, saying, “There was a time that I was dancing on stage when that happened. During ‘Into the New World’ and ‘Oh!’ we wore sneakers. The tall members don’t need to wear insoles, but they started to use insoles in order to have better proportions

[Spoiler] “Fated To Love You” Wang Ji-won notices Choi Jin-hyeok as a brother

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Wang Ji-won noticed Choi Jin-hyeok as her brother.

On the eighteenth episode of the MBC drama "Fated to Love You", Kang Se-ra (Wang Ji-won) realized that Daniel (Choi Jin-hyeok) was the brother she"d lost when they were little.

Daniel was broken up with by Kim Mi-yeong (Jang Nara). She"d decided that she would remain next to Lee Gun, her ex-husband who had pushed her out of his life because of his hereditary disease.

Daniel drank in sadness and stood in front of his house while drunk. His neighbor Se-ra saw that and helped him in the house.

She saw a picture laid next to his bed and couldn"t help but be surprised. There was a boy and a girl standing next to each other in the picture and Se-ra"s expression hinted something to happen

[Spoiler] “It”s Okay, That”s Love” Jin Kyeong says, “Jo In-seong is at his worst”

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Jin Kyeong claimed that Jo In-Seong"s mental disorder was at its worst.

On the twelfth episode of the SBS drama "It"s Okay, That"s Love", Jo Dong-min (Seong Dong-il) worried about Jang Jae-yeol"s (Jo In-Seong) mental disorder and decided to tell his wife Lee Yeong-jin (Jin Kyeong) about it.

Yeong-jin saw Jang Jae-yeol"s strange behavior on CCTV and heard about his condition. She said, "It seems like his guilt towards his brother was great. It was for their mother but it would"ve been hard to testify against his brother as the murderer and live a normal like for a 16 year-old".

Jo Dong-min said, "He abandoned his brother for the sake of his mother who was being beaten up all the time, this is how he should be justifying himself but Jang Jae-yeol can"t forgive himself

Leessang”s Gary and Jung In get you to feel the love in the air through “Bicycle” MV teaser

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Leessang"s Gary and Jung In soothed listeners with their peaceful MV teaser for upcoming 2nd collaboration single, "Bicycle"!



"Bicycle" is the work of composer Delly Boi and depicts a bicycle date that will get listeners to feel the love in the air.


Gary and Jung In already achieved an all-kill on real-time music charts and picked up a music show win with their previous duet song "Your Scent" so they"re expected to top music charts again with their new song "Bicycle" which will drop on September 1!


Check out the MV teaser above!