Singer and actress Sulli has decided to take a break from the entertainment industry. She will take an indefinite break from performing with her group f(x). There is no word as to whether she will participate in promotional activities for her soon-to-be-released film "Pirates" with Son Ye Jin and Kim Nam Gil.
It is also not known whether she will film the role she was cast for in "Fashion King," which will co-star Joo Won and Kim Sung Oh.
Sulli, who has previously been hospitalized due to a stress-related stomach pains, has been under considerable pressure lately. According to SM Entertainment, she has suffered because of the rumors circulating about her. Photos of Sulli were recently found in a wallet that supposedly belonged to Dynamic Duo"s Choiza
Great news for EXO fans! After the success of their "Showtime," the boys are returning to your TV screen through a new variety program.
Previously, one media outlet had reported that EXO recently finished a recording of this variety show at a set in Gayang-dong with appearances by Shinhwa! The rumor is that a great variety of stars will be appearing as guests.
CJ E&M said to TV Report on July 25, "It is true that EXO is preparing for a new variety show. It will start airing in early August."
It will be produced by CJ E&M and be broadcasted through Mnet.
Lee Seung Gi and Moon Chae Won have been cast as leads in the upcoming romance film "Today"s Love
The two actors will be working together again after co-starring in the 2009 drama "Brilliant Legacy
". "Today"s Love" is Moon Chae Won"s return to the big screen after "War of Arrows
" in 2011 as well as Lee Seung Gi"s film debut. Lee Seung Gi will be playing the role of Junsu who is generally unsuccessful in relationships because he doesn"t know when to stop giving, while Moon Chae Won will play a weather woman who"s both sharp and aggressive.
He commented, "What drew me in is the everyday story, and I like this kind of genre. I"m also a fan of director Park Jin Pyo, so I"m happy for this opportunity to work with him. It"s my first movie role so I feel pressure, but I will approach it from a learner"s point of view
Added episode 1 captures for the Korean drama "Golden Tower" (2014)Directed by Min Jin-giWritten by Jeong In-hwan, Jo Seung-heeNetwork : tvNWith Choi Jong-hoon, Lee Yong-joo, Kim Jae-woo, Baek Bong-gi, Hwang Je-seong, Bae Seul-ki,...20 episodes - Wed 23:00SynopsisBased in a farming village, this drama deals with warm and realistic episodes.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2014/07/23
C-Clown have been growing in international popularity, in which they already have South America tours planned, Japanese concerts and Chinese interview program appearances. This time, they are targeting Australia.
Yedang Entertainment revealed on the 25th of July that C-Clown will be having an interview with Australia’s online magazine, “Au Review” on the 28th of July, which is a K-pop media source that aims to spread the Hallyu wave in Australia.
This isn’t C-Clown’s first time entering the Australian market, as their leader, Rome, who’s hometown is originally Australia, has already been interviewed by Australia’s SBS Pop Asia channel in September of 2012.
Other idols such as Crayon Pop, Infinite, Jay Park and VIXX have also participated in an “Au Review” interview, in which C-Clown’s scheduled interview with them has helped establish them as an upcoming “Hallyu idol”
SISTAR will be the next artists on "Oven Radio
The healthy, sexy four girls, who returned with the album "Touch & Move
" this week, will be the first girl group to be featured in the series. They"ll be sharing their know-how when it comes to making hit songs and making phone calls to test their friendships.
As usual, "Oven Radio" will release five minute clips of SISTAR for five days. Stay tuned for the videos, and watch the teaser above!
has confirmed that Super Junior"s Leeteuk will be wrapping up his military service next week!
The agency released a press release on July 25 stating that Leeteuk will be returning to civilian life without any fanfare. SM Entertainment stated, "Leeteuk, who will be discharged this coming 29th, will not hold any interviews with reporters or special events with fans. This was decided to respect his wishes to return to civilian life quietly."
After completing his service, which started in October of 2012, Leeteuk will likely focus on preparations for Super Junior"s comeback. It"s also been planned that he will join his members at the "Super Junior World Tour Super Show 6
" concerts in Japan, China, and Thailand on September 20-21.
Welcome back to Leeteuk!
HyunA (22) met up with reporters at the Cube Cafe in Cheongdamdong, Seoul and opened up about her solo comeback with "Red
" one year and nine months since her "Melting
Q: What do you want to get across through this album?
A: I want to become a brand. I hope that when you think of HyunA, you think of the word, "hot." Red is a passionate and strong [color]. To that extent, I want to show a passionate image.
Q: Your title track "Red" feels like a sexy concept.
A: The color red is meaningful to me. It"s a color that I liked since my debut, and every time that I won #1 on music shows, I was wearing the color red. I get into a good mood when I look at the color red... I think this song was made for me
The giraffe we all love from Running Man because of his sense of humor and variety skills is now impressing viewers with his acting skills from the new SBS drama “It’s Okay, That’s Love”.
Lee Kwang Soo is playing the role of Park Soo Gwang, son of Sung Dong Il, who has Tourette syndrome. Standing behind his parents" door, Kwang Soo showed signs of Tourette syndrome making involuntary tics or repetitive movements and sounds.
Because of his perfect portrayal, netizens flattered him with compliments such as, "Lee Kwang Soo portrayed his character well! I didn"t expect he"s doing such role.","He"s so versatile. I like his acting.","He"s going to be a good actor in the future.","I"m going to watch your acting from now on."
Meanwhile, “It’s Okay, That’s Love” premiered on July 23 and airs every Wednesday and Thursday on SBS
B1A4 are answering fans" questions about their "Solo Day
" comeback and more in a new "Ask in a Box
The boys have been topping charts with "Solo Day", and they let viewers know that they"re here to make all the solo people out there feel better! The members discussed their most charismatic moments as well as the reasons why Sandeul
also shares a special skill.
Check out the "Ask in a Box" video above, and make sure to turn on the captions!
Haru welcomed two parrots into her family in preview cuts for "Superman is Back"!
On the upcoming episode, Haru asked her mom Kang Hye Jung to let her raise birds as pets and with her irresistible aegyo, her mom granted her wish. Tablo then took Haru to an animal farm in Jebudo Island where they bought a yellow and green parrot.
After thinking for a long time about what to name the parrots, Haru gave the yellow parrot the name "Chick" and gave named the green parrot "Vegetable" ("Veggie").
Check out Haru"s love for her parrots on July 27!
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of Mnet music program "M Countdown", idols from the 1990s took to the stage yesterday, leading a special two-hour celebration. Moon Hee-joon, a former member of the popular boy band H.O.T., and Son Ho-young (pictured), of g.o.d., who recently reunited to release a new album, hosted the show. Singer BoA, who ranked No. 1 on the music charts on the program"s first episode in 2004, also made an appearance. Until yesterday, she had not made an appearance on a local music-ranking show for nearly two years. The program also reviewed the history of K-pop, which has grown tremendously over the past decade. The production team put together 10 different shows to summarize the growth of "M Countdown", along with K-pop"s presence worldwide. By Lee Sun-min
B1A4 ranked 1st with their newest release, “Solo Day" on KBS2’s Music Bank on the 25th of July.
B1A4’s “Solo Day” went up against Girl’s Day’s “Darling” on this episode, in which B1A4 seized the trophy this time, making it their first trophy on Music Bank since their comeback last week.
Upon receiving the trophy, B1A4 thanked their agency staff, families and fans, and promised to become artists that they would be proud to support.
Congratulations to B1A4!
(Photo : KpopStarz)
"M! Countdown" is back and this week the music program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The venue was at the Goyang Gymnasium; which many of your favorite K-pop idols entertained the audience.
On this episode, many of your favorite K-pop idols performed on stage. The stars who made their comeback were gorgeous ladies of SISTAR with "Touch My Body", Block B performed their new single titled, "H.E.R", and INFINITE made their come "Back" last night.
Your winner for the July 24, 2014 episode was B1A4 for their new single titled, "Solo Day". Congratulations to the guys!
All this being said, here are the performance recaps from last night.
The hot ladies of SISTAR are back as they performed two of their singles last night
(Photo : SBS ) EXO"s Chen sings for "It"s Okay, That"s Love."
K-Drama original soundtrack releases are back in full swing, following a summer that has been dominated by idol group releases. EXO member Chen, Kim Jaejoong, and Seo In Guk are among the high caliber artists that have participated in K-Drama soundtracks.
Chen delivers the track “Best Luck” for part one of the “It’s Okay, That’s Love” soundtrack. "Best Luck" topped real time charts Olleh, Genie, Bugs, and Soribada upon its release.
"Best Luck" is a soulful R&B track which captures the emotional range of "It"s Okay, That"s Love."
“It’s Okay, That’s Love” stars actors Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Running Man’s Lee Kwang Soo, and EXO’s D
(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to DATZENTERTAINMENT)
Back in Singapore after 4 months, Lee Hongki was there this time alone for a solo fan meeting "Lee Hongki"s Proposal". The immense popularity he gained from his recent drama "Bride of the Century" has prompted for this special fan meeting tour. Singapore was his 3rd stop, after Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The multi-talented Korean singer-actor packed everything- his humour, energy and stamina, all ready to spend a memorable evening with his fans last Saturday, July 19 at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa. The venue was filled with mostly female fans, hoping to be Hongki"s "destined one" for that evening.
(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to DATZENTERTAINMENT)
He started the fan meet at around 7
SHINee’s Taemin will be making his solo debut in August.
On the 25th of July, several media sources revealed that Taemin is currently in the process of preparing his solo album and that it is now in its final stages.
They also revealed that Taemin visited Los Angeles in America to work with the famous choreographer, Ian Eastwood, and is currently focusing on practicing the choreography for his performance and for the filming of his music video soon.
Even choreographer Ian Eastwood updated his personal Instagram with a photo of himself with SHINee’s Taemin and other dance crew members, stating that it was his first choreography for a K-Pop artist, and that he felt very lucky to be choreographing for him. Currently, this text and picture have been deleted from Ian Eastwood’s Instagram
KBS" "Music Bank" is back for its weekly show featuring performances by your favorite artists!
On this episode, SISTAR came back with "Touch My Body", HyunA returned with "Red", Homme sang "It Girl", Block B made their comeback with "H.E.R", BESTie returned with "Hot Baby", Boys Republic played "Dress Up", HEYNE made a comeback with "Red Lie", Cross Gene performed "Shooting Star", and Play the Siren debuted with "Dream Drive".
[Winner will be updated.]
Other performers of the night were B2ST, INFINITE, Girl"s Day, B1A4, Lucky J, Henry, GOT7, MAMAMOO, B
Actor So Ji Sub continued on his fan meeting tour in Kobe and Yokohama, Japan!
The "SOJISUB 1st ASIA TOUR-Let′s Have Fun in JAPAN(KOBE/YOKOHAMA)" was held at Kobe International House Kokusai Hall on July 18 with 2,000 fans and Pacifico Yokohama on the 21st with 4,000 fans.
During the first half of the fan meeting, So Ji Sub talked with fans and surprised them with personally prepared bracelets, bringing the audience to tears. So Ji Sub then brought out his rapper side with performances of "Picnic", "Rulers", "Eraser", "Pick Up Line", "Boy Go", and "You Are In My Fantasy".
Towards the end of the fan meeting, the actor stepped out in a convertible and gave his farewell greeting to fans
Park Bom, a member of the girl group 2NE1, will quit the television program "Roommate" after this weekend.The episode set to air on Sunday will be the last episode featuring the singer. Park has not participated in filming for the show since July 11. The production team for the SBS reality show previously said that Park"s appearance on the program had not been problematic, though it was important for the star to decide whether she wanted to continue participating. The broadcaster barely edited out Park"s appearance on the program even after she became involved in a dispute over allegations that she had smuggled illegal substances - specifically, amphetamines - into Korea four years ago. She was caught by customs officials at Incheon International Airport attempting to bring in the contraband. Amphetamines can be taken with a doctor"s prescription in the United States, while their use in Korea is prohibited