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
Nega Network‘s boy group LC9 has been gearing up for their comeback for a while now, and has just released “Teaser 1” through their YouTube channel.
Since it is only seven seconds long, we only get to hear a line from the song. The words “The Halftime” appears on the video, either hinting at the name of their song or album.
Recently, LC9 has been releasing practice covers of Bruno Mars and Chris Brown songs.
The group has yet to have an official comeback since their debut single, “MaMa Beat” which was released in May of last year.
It has been revealed that for JYJ’s upcoming new album, there will be a song that features Chris Brown.
On July 24th, JYJ’s management company, CJENM, revealed that famous American artist Chris Brown will be featured in JYJ’s official second Korean album, “Just Us”! JYJ and Chris Brown finished recording the song “Valentine” last summer in Los Angeles.
The producer of “Valentine” stated that “the outcome was so amazing that I can’t even imagine any other singer singing the song except JYJ,” raising anticipation for the new song.
JYJ’s new album is set to release on the 29th of July. Ahead of their comeback, JYJ has been teasing fans with daily releases of information and teaser pictures
S.E.S" Shoo showed that she is a beautiful mother of beautiful twins in her pictorial for "Woman Sense
Shoo and her twins Ra Hee and Ra Yool posed for the "mother of twins, Shoo"s roller coaster-like afternoon" concept, and it appears everyone involved had a lot of fun together during their photo shoot. Shoo donned a beautiful blue gown while her twins dolled up in preppy looks that made them look like they were ready for preschool.
The magazine"s rep stated, "Because of the twins" smiles, the staff didn"t know where the time went as they were filming... There were so many pretty cuts that we had a difficult time choosing which ones to include in the pictorial."
Check out more of the lovely family pictorial in "Woman Sense"s August issue!
Solo artist Phon returned to the music scene with a slow, melodic summer comeback track “I’ll Be Your Spring.”
Inducing a slow R&B melody that matches well with both low and high notes, the music video shows snapshots of the singer’s lover, as well as their sweet love story. Though it only includes photographs and special lighting of both selfies and occasions, the music video manages to include viewers into their relationship and its highlights. With simple clothes, creative and colorful settings, and an overall genuine atmosphere, the lyrics’ promise to protect her and be her favorable spring season rings true until the song’s end.
The song fades away before it ends, leaving listeners to imagine their own ending to the reminiscent track about a happy relationship
Added episode 9 captures for the Korean drama "The Joseon Shooter" (2014)Directed by Cha Yeong-hoon, Kim Jeong-min-III, Lee Jae-sangWritten by Han Hee-jeong, Lee Jeong-woo-IIINetwork : KBSWith Lee Joon-ki, Nam Sang-mi, Jeon Hye-bin, Han Juwan, Yoo Oh-seong, Lee Min-woo-I,...20 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00SynopsisIt"s the 19th Century and as western influences spread across Asia, Korea"s Joseon dynasty is experiencing great upheaval and rapid modernization. As the son of the last great swordsman, Park Yoon-gang is caught between two worlds, but the sudden murder of his father and sister catapult him into the new era as he takes up the gun to avenge their deaths. However, it"s not just his family who needs his protection, but his people as well. Is Park Yoon-gang cut out to be the hero of an era?Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/06/25
Band CNBLUE announced the release of their 8th Japanese single, “Go Your Way” through a teaser video that was uploaded on Warner Music Japan’s official YouTube channel on July 24.
The 30-second clip of the teaser for “Go Your Way” gave a preview of CNBLUE’s new sound that features a powerful chorus.
The group, who is currently in the middle of their Asian tour entitled, “CNBLUE LIVE — Can’t Stop Live,” is also set to participate in “a-Nation island” music festival and “SUMMER SONIC 2014″ in Japan this summer.
CNBLUE’s new Japanese single, “Go Your Way” will have four editions and will go on sale on August 20. Aside from “Go Your Way,” the new single will also include the songs “Control” and “Monster
INFINITE"s Hoya discussed his family on the recent recording of MBC"s "Quiz to Change the World."
He said, "After I dropped out of high school without telling my parents, all ties with my father were severed." He was revealed to have engaged himself in school work with the hopes of entering a police academy, but decided to drop out after he started to dream of becoming a singer in the third year of middle school.
He said, "My relationship with my father was never good, but it worsened after I dropped out of school. We did not contact each other for eight years."
He also said, "When I was young, my parents bought me everything I wanted, so I thought we were well off, but I found out we had a hard time and a lot of debt to the point there was a red foreclosure sticker on our house
Actress Park Min Young updated fans with her recent whereabouts by posting pictures of her enjoying a trip to Paris, France!
Recently, the actress posted various photos during her time in Paris on her personal Facebook page, including photos of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Eiffel Tower, and other famous attractions throughout the beautiful city of Paris, also known as the “City of Love.”
In one of the photos, Park Min Young can be seen greeting her fans with a wink on the very first morning of her Paris vacation. Also, in another photo, you can see the actress posing cutely with a ticket to the Louvre Museum in hand, drawing the attention of those around her. Park Min Young also shows off her flawless skin and beautiful looks in a picture of herself with the stunning Eiffel Tower shining brightly in the background, as well as one in which she is holding a colorful macaron, one of France’s most popular desserts
Sam Hammington showed off his beautiful wife on yesterday’s episode of Happy Together season 3, coming out as a guest together with Super Junior-M’s Henry, Kim Tae Gyun, B1A4′s Baro and Jinyoung.
Sam Hammington’s wife, Jung Yu Mi, went to the filming of the KBS2tv‘s variety program to show support to her husband. Her appearance came as a pleasant surprise as she boasted looks that are not far-off from an actress. She talked about how her husband is like behind the scenes and also revealed that Sam talks a lot about his Real Men members.
On the same show, Sam Hammington also talked about the hardships of being in a foreign country and relating it to Super Junior-M’s Henry’s situation
This week"s most anticipated drama debut had to be "It"s Okay It"s Love" and yet it was not the drama to take first place. The winner was "The Joseon Gunman."
"It"s Okay It"s Love" stars Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin who both had big hits last year. Jo In Sung made viewers weep when they saw him play a con man in love in "That Winter The Wind Blows." Gong Hyo Jin melted hearts because of her problems with dead people in "The Master"s Sun" The drama should be a frontrunner. And yet "It"s Okay It"s Love" not only came in third but the ratings dropped slightly from its first to its second episode.
The drama dropped 0.2 percent from 9.3 percent to 9.1 percent. Jo In Sung plays a charming but troubled mystery writer in "It"s Okay It"s Love" and Gong Hyo Jin plays a cool collected psychiatrist
Park Shi Hoo"s legal problems continue even as the actor"s new film is set to open in China.
Earlier this month, a lawsuit filed against him by a Hallyu content company was dismissed. The lawsuit claimed he owed the company about $300,000 because a video he was due to appear in was cancelled. Park Shi Hoo"s lawyers claimed that he bore no responsibility for the project"s failure. The project was supposed to be filmed in Thailand but that opportunity ended. The project was then going to be filmed in Korea but the actor could no longer participate. Park Shi Hoo"s lawyers also contended that the actor never signed a contract and received no up front guarantee. Therefore he was not obligated to appear in the project.
The company said that they made a verbal agreement with the actor and that they had paid a guarantee
Although Girls" Generation made their domestic debut on August 5, 2007, they celebrated their seventh anniversary early with an awesome six-tier cake and a sweet party featuring a lot of pretty pink and all gorgeous nine members.
This party was covered on Japanese TV show, "Another Sky," and the cute pictures were uploaded onto the girls" official Japanese Twitter. The girls look super happy as they wear balloon crowns and pose closely together with heart and V-signs.
Congratulations in advance to Girls" Generation on their successful seven-year career!
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