Earlier this year it was reported that actor Choi Jin Hyuk would serve out his two-year mandatory military service as a conscripted policeman in the Seoul Police Public Relations Unit. But the actor has changed his mind.
His agency, Redbrick House, says that he opted out of serving in the police public relations unit and will instead serve as an active duty soldier.
Since the actor passed the examination in March and has declined to serve in the police promotional unit, he is obligated to report for active duty as a regular soldier.
His enlistment date has not yet been confirmed, although it is said that he will enlist some time this year.
All Korean males must serve two years of military duty between the ages of 18 and 35
EXO"s Suho turned into something of a teenage delinquent in his remake MV of g.o.d"s 1998 song "To My Mother" for reality program, "EXO 90:2014." Sporting a very "90s hairstyle of long hair split in the middle and leaving his white shirt opened to complete his sexy yet tough look, Suho goes around picking fights in this darkly lit, angsty MV.
In addition, Mnet promised to release a special behind-the-scenes video from the making of the MV if the remake above achieves over 300,000 views within 72 hours.
You can check out the original below.
Topp Dogg release a special clip for their AmadeuS Deluxe Edition album"s title track "Why Am I Like This?" through their "On Air Topp Dogg On Top".
The members are enjoying their carefree time wearing school uniforms and doing various activities. Check it out below:
Yura of Girl’s Day made a guest appearance on the latest episode of KBS “Happy Together” and gifted MC Yoo Jae Suk with a portrait she had drawn herself. Also making guest appearances in this episode were Otani Ryohei, Enes Kaya, Sam Ochiri, Choi Yeo Jin, and Clara for the “Hot Men and Women” special.
Yura has already gathered much attention for her artistic skills, which were revealed through the media. It is already known that she majored in art in School of the Arts. She had also brought her drawing of Elsa from the Disney Film, “Frozen” and received many compliments for the quality of her artwork, both from the staff as well as the guests and MCs.
As she handed over the framed portrait, Yura also commented that “It was very difficult to do
BTS have revealed what went on behind the scenes of their music video for "Danger
Like the title of their album "Dark & Wild
", BTS went with a charismatic concept for their "Danger" MV and latest comeback. The making-of shows that despite the group"s rough "bad boy" style, the members are still goofballs on set.
Check out the making of BTS" "Danger" MV above! (Make sure to turn on the English captions.)
You know you"ve reached a certain level of popularity if you have the opportunity to do a solo pictorial, and INFINITE"s Sungjong did just that for the first time for "NYLON
In honor of "NYLON"s 6th anniversary, Sungjong, who also celebrates his birthday in September, showed off his boyish charms in funky stripes and prints for next month"s issue. Sungjong shared his birthday wish, "For my birthday this year, I want to spend time with the fans who always support me."
Check out more of Sungjong"s pictorial in "Nylon"s September issue!
Girl group Sistar released a new teaser video for its new song "I Swear" on its agency"s official YouTube channel. Starship Entertainment released the video, which was recorded on a beach in Saipan, the Mariana Islands, and shows the four members dancing at sunset.
The video is for a track on the special album "Sweet & Sour", which is scheduled to come out on Tuesday. The news about the new album has surprised many fans and industry experts as the group released the six-song record "Touch N Move" just last month. The title song "Touch My Body" topped many of the local music charts soon after it came out. By Lee Sun-min
Park Shin Hye is one of the most sought after actresses these days, and she made it obvious why with her class and sophistication in "W Korea
The actress donned sophisticated silhouettes that say that she"s ready to work with style, and her reddish hair color compliments her milky skin. Of course, fans know that she is beautiful both inside and out no matter what she wears because at the end of the day, her down-to-earth personality is the secret to her beauty!
Park Shin Hye has been going on her Asia tour "2014 Story of Angel" and is awaiting her fan meetings in Taiwan and Thailand this September. Check out more of Park Shin Hye"s pictorial in "W Korea"s September issue!
Viewer ratings have been in a slump across the board, but "Joseon Gunman" still managed to maintain its #1 spot in its time slot!
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research
, the August 21st episode of KBS 2TV
"s "Joseon Gunman" achieved a 11.7% viewer rating, which is a 0.6% increase from its previous viewer rating of 11.1% for its August 20th episode.
MBC"s "Fated To Love You" rose 0.5% from a 10.6% for its Wednesday episode to a 11.1% viewer rating for its Thursday episode. SBS" "It"s Okay, That"s Love" also rose 0.3% from a 9.7% viewer rating on Wednesday to a 10.0% viewer rating on Thursday, but it wasn"t enough to get it out of third place.
Which drama have you been watching?
T-ara"s Eunjung, Rainbow"s Seung Ah, and actress Lim Soo Hyang showed off their toned figures for "InStyle MEN
Eunjung shared her secret to losing 9 kg (~19 lbs), "Five days out of the week, I made sure to exercise and made a balanced weight loss my focus by doing workouts for muscular strength in my top half and aerobic exercise for my lower half."
Lim Soo Hyang and Seung Ah were also joined by their trainers who they"ve been with for 6 years and 4 years, respectively.
You can check out the pictorial taken with their trainers in "InStyle MEN"!
Shoo and her children Yoo
, Ra Hee
, and Ra Yool
are giving you more adorable goodness for the cover of "Mom & Enfant
" as well as their pictorial for hat brand "Hat"s On Kids
Ra Hee and Ra Yool took their one-hour nap on set and smiled for the camera for the magazine"s "refreshing fall outing" concept. Shoo had to do some multi-tasking while taking care of the twins and carrying out the photo shoot, but she didn"t show any signs of being tired. Yoo also joined his siblings for their "Hat"s On Kids" pictorial in hats with cool characters that any kid would enjoy.
Check out more of the family pictorial on "Mom & Enfant"s September issue as well as "Hat"s On Kids" stores!
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After SHINee"s Taemin revealed that the members of Red Velvet are all pretty, the ladies made their appearance on the August 21st episode of radio program show, "Cultwo Show." On the show, each of the members was asked what type of guys they like.
The ladies explained they are busy with promotions; they do not have time to date because they are the future stars for SM Entertainment. Plus, they are still young with Joy being only seventeen years old; while Wendy, Seulgi, and Irene are all in their early twenties. Despite this, they acted mature and responded to the question.
The first one to answer the question was Wendy. Her response was that she prefers guys that have the personality of comedian, MC, singer, and songwriter Park Myung Soo. The reason why, she explained, is because Park Myung Soo looks like her father
(Photo : SBS, MBC) Melody Day sings for "Fated to Love You," while "I Feel You" appears on the "It"s Okay, That"s Love" soundtrack.
K-Pop trio Melody Day lend their voices to part seven of the “Fated to Love You” original soundtrack, as the drama draws to a close.
“Fated to Love You” utilized whimsical plot elements to present a unique adaptation of the 2008 Taiwanese hit drama.
“You’re My Everything” captures the emotionality of the lead in to the penultimate episode , as Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) and Ellie Kim (Jang Na Ra) attempt to decide if they are truly destined to be together.
“It’s Okay, That’s Love” continues to deliver a non-judgemental approach to mental illness while embracing those who are phobic of falling in love
(Photo : SM Entertainment)
Super Junior"s concept teasers for "Mamacita" are consistently creative.
SM Entertainment’s Super Junior has avoided conventional K-Pop concepts to embrace some of the most innovative ideas in the industry. On August 21, the group delivered a comeback announcement for the upcoming release “Mamacita” with thrilling comeback photos.
The photos depict Super Junior as what could best be described as either mariachi or toreadors and cowboys. Between the title “Mamacita” and the visual clues, the upcoming Super Junior album promises to evoke images of the classic American Western film.
With K-Pop, there are often instances in which the comeback concept does not necessarily align with the music video for the lead track or the promotional materials
KBS" "Music Bank" is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists!
On this episode, Lip Service came back with "Too Fancy", Orange Caramel made their comeback with "My Copycat", Sunny Hill returned with "Monday Blues", Stellar made a comeback with "Mask", BTS with "Danger", JJCC with "One Way, AlphaBAT returned with "Oh My Gosh!", and KARA made a long-awaited comeback with "Mamma Mia".
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Other performers of the night were Taemin, SECRET, Block B, Red Velvet, Lucky J, Gil9Bong9, Kim Wan Sun, Boys Republic, and TASTY
Singer John Park will finally be making a comeback after a little over one year, with the release of a brand new album around the middle of September.
On August 22, a representative of John Park’s agency, Music Farm, revealed, “[John Park] recently completed recording a number of his songs and is currently making adjustments to the comeback release schedule. He will be able to show a new side of ‘John Park’ through his music.”
The singer’s upcoming single titled “U,” is a song with a soul-based UK pop style. It is a song of quality that will bring out his bass range voice and a more developed expression of emotions.
In February of 2012, John Park released an EP album titled “Knock,” followed by his first full-length album “Inner Child,” which was released last year in July
Recently, the cast of “Fashion King Korea 2” was featured in a photo spread for Grazia, including Hong Jin Kyung, Jo Se Ho, Kwanghee, Clara, Sunmi, Yoo Jin Seo, Block B’s Zico and P.O, designer Han Sang Hyuk, Go Tae Yong, Kwak Hyun Joo, Song Hae Myung, Choi Bum Suk, Yang Hee Min, and Ro Gun. The celebrities each partnered with a designer, in order to put their unique styles on display.
In an interview at the shoot, Kwanghee revealed that he’s a shopaholic. He said, “I go shopping every chance I get. Before I begin my daily schedule, I go to the department store. The more expensive the product is the better the quality, but I still purchase products of cheaper brands. Recently, I purchased from Spa Brand pairs of espadrilles in every color, each costing 9000 won
The foreign fans special of MBC"s "Stargazing" aired on August 21, featuring big girl groups SISTAR and 4minute. On the episode, SISTAR talked about the dating prohibition they had in the early years of their career, and Soyu revealed she had once been asked out by a foreigner.
The girls said, "When we were rookies, the chief of our agency told us to refrain from dating for three years after debuting. He told us after three years to do whatever we want, so [the dating prohibition] is now over. Four years passed since we debuted, so now this is our fifth year." Kang Ho Dong joked the girls must now be dating freely.
They said, "They told us that if we were going to date, we should tell them beforehand, but we didn"t tell them anything in particular yet
Esna Steps Into the Spotlight with “I, I Love You” Written by Andy On August 22, 2014
Esna may, or may not, be a familiar name to K-pop aficionados. She’s the brain behind “Some,” “Without You,” and “Special Love.” She’s written songs for Mamamoo, 4Minute, and MR.MR; she’s also worked with Wheesung, K.Will, Geeks, and Phantom, and even participated in the OST for hit drama Heirs.
After being behind some of the biggest recent hits, Esna has finally taken her turn in the spotlight with her debut single “I, I Love You.”
“I, I Love You” is of course a love song. Per Esna: “This song is about that moment you are finally able to tell the person you love, “I Love You”
SISTAR’s Dasom was featured in the September issue of “Nylon” magazine.
Sporting clothes from PONY’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection, SISTAR’s Dasom gave the sporty, casual clothes a chic feel. For the “Cheer up!” theme of the photo shoot, Dasom gave off the vibe of a "cheerleader girl who took off her miniskirt and changed into a comfortable, sporty look."
"Nylon" also shared a behind the scenes video of Dasom’s photo shoot, via their YouTube channel. Throughout the video, Dasom shows her relaxed, bright yet professional side as she poses in various ways.
Meanwhile, SISTAR has been working hard on their special album “Sweet & Sour” which will be released on August 26th.
Be sure to check out Dasom’s photos, as well as the BTS video!
Source: NYLONTVKOREA, Sports Seoul