“Infinity Challenge” Members Donate a Total of 200 Million Won to Eight Charities

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MBC’s popular variety program “Infinity Challenge” made a promise to make a donation while they were filming their racing special. The members have kept that promise and donated a total of 200 million won (approximately 195,000 USD) to eight charity groups.

On August 21, according to an official,“Infinity Challenge” donated to the National Disaster Relief Hope Bridge Association, House of Sharing, Korea Multicultural Center, Korea Single Mother Support Network, Forest of Life, Korea Braille Library, Korea Cancer Foundation, and the Korea Animal Rights Advocates, also known as KARA. They donated 25 million won (approximately 24,000 USD) to each of the groups, which came to a total of 200 million won

Jay Park delights fans with sexy BTS still cuts from his “The Promise” MV

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Fans already know that Jay Park has a great body, but they were still happy to see his sexy behind-the-scenes cuts from his recently released "The Promise" MV!



His agency SidusHQ unveiled the three B-cuts on Twitter on August 21, showing Jay Park getting into the mood of the song and wearing white tops that show off his muscular top-half. It has also been revealed that "The Promise" is dedicated to his fans.


Jay Park will release his second full-length album "EVOLUTION" on September 1 followed by a showcase in Hapjeongdong, Mapogu, Seoul on September 2. He recently held his first Chinese showcase in Shanghai and Chengdu on August 16-17.




Lee Young Ae to possibly comeback with a new drama

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Actress Lee Young Ae is considering a comeback to small screen with new drama titled “Shin Saimdang.”
Shin Saimdang is the name of a woman living in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), known for her aptitude in education, arts, and many other fields, being a model mother and wife.
Shin Saimdang’s production company, Group Eight and Lee Young Ae"s agency are  still discussing to reach final decision.
Lee Young Ae shared, "It’s hard to say that my appearance is determined. However I’m considering it positively. I am thankful that there are still many people waiting for my next work. I will be back with great work as soon as possible for my fans."
If she is decided to be in Shin Saimdang, it will be her comeback to drama after 10 years.
Jenny@dkpopnews

4L release BTS footage from their photo shoot with military culture magazine “HIM”

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The sexy ladies of 4L (Four Ladies), who made a splash with their provocative "Move" music video, have now released behind-the-scenes footage from their recent photo shoot with military culture magazine "Him" on August 20!


They revealed that this was a pre-released video, so it seems the pictures are not yet out. This clip shows that there is a lot of eye candy to look forward to as the girls wear matching corset-style tops and black hot pants for a sweet yet sexy look.



4L also give insight into their personalities that prove more quirky and aegyo-filled than you might have been expected otherwise, showing that there is more to see than meets the eye!

More celebrities hop on the “Ice Bucket Challenge” bandwagon to raise awareness about ALS

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Kim Jong Kook, Super Junior"s Ryeowook and Kangin alongside Heechul, who redid his ice bucket challenge, EXO"s Suho, B1A4, BTOB"s Eunkwang, SECRET"s Hyosung, Wonder Girls" Yenny and Yubin, Jung Jun Ha, BoA, 4men"s Shin Yong Jae, 15&"s Park Ji Min, Baek Ah Yeon, Cha Tae Hyun, Dal Shabet, Sung Yuri, Joo Won, Shin Bora, After School"s LizzyClaraRoyal Pirates, and WINNER"s Kang Seung Yoon are the next Korean celebrities to take on the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to spread awareness about the disease, also referred to as Lou Gehrig"s Disease.



Clara tagged: Shin Dong Yup, Jang Na Ra, professor Jin Joong Kwon

Royal Pirates tagged: President Park Geun Hye

BTOB"s Eunkwang tagged: A Pink"s Bomi and Chorong, Super Junior"s Ryeowook

SECRET"s Hyosung tagged: SECRET"s Ji Eun, Younha, WINNER"s Nam Tae Hyun

Jung Jun Ha tagged: Park Ji Yoon, Kim Shin Young, HaHa

Sung Yuri tagged: Kim Sung Kyun, writer Noh Hee Kyung, and Josh Hartnett

HA:TFELT tagged: Beenzino, Swings, and Park Ji Sun

Wonder Girls" Yubin tagged: Yoo Se Yoon, Yoo Sang Moo, Jang Dong Min

Super Junior"s Ryeowook tagged: EXO"s D

WINNER Members Take Photos to Commemorate Their First Time on “M!Countdown”

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YG Entertainment’s rookie group WINNER will officially be making their first-ever appearance on Mnet’s music program “M!Countdown.”

On August 21, “M!Countdown’s” official Twitter account posted, “’WINNER’s Kim Jin Woo and Nam Tae Hyun’s first time at M!Countdown.’ Seems like you’re both in good condition? We welcome you to ‘M!Countdown, with awesome artists and amazing performances. Let’s meet often. Tonight at 6 PM, WINNER.” Along with this welcoming description, they revealed a series of selcas taken by the members of the group.

In one of the uploaded photos, Kim Jin Woo can be seen with his arm around Nam Tae Hyun’s shoulder as he smiles for the camera, while Nam Tae Hyun is pouting his lips with a chic expression on his face

Bobby and Olltii’s Studio Tracks from Next “Show Me the Money 3″ Showdown Pre-Released

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The studio versions of Bobby and Olltii’s second showdown on Mnet’s hip-hop survival show “Show Me the Money 3” were released on music sites on August 21. Bobby performed the song “L4L (Lookin’ For Luv)” and Olltii rapped along to the beat of G-Dragon’s “That XX.”

The topic of the second round is“love,” and it’s expected that the track will reveal how each rapper personally defines the word as well as his experiences with it. Additionally, each artist collaborated with another rapper during his performance. Bobby chose producers Dok2 and The Quiett, whereas Olltii received support from Block B’s Zico.

Both Bobby (Team Dok2/The Quiett) and Olltii (Team Tablo/Master Wu) are the last members remaining from their respective teams after the others were eliminated in the first round

Kim Hyung Jong

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Name: 김형종 / Kim Hyung Jong
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1975-Oct-18
Height: 177cm
Weight: 68kg
Star sign: Libra
Blood type: B

TV Shows

The Empress (E-Channel, 2011)
Fugitive: Plan B (KBS2, 2010)
IRIS (KBS2, 2009)
Who Are You? (MBC, 2008)
When a Man is in Love (SBS, 2004)
Glass Slippers (SBS, 2002)
Stock Flower (KBS2, 2001)
That’s Perfect (SBS, 2001)
Autumn in My Heart (KBS2, 2000)
Look Back in Anger (KBS2, 2000)

Movies

My Girlfriend is a Secret Agent (2009)
Silmido (2003)
Volcano High (2001)


BoA and Lee Yeon Hee Show Off Their Flawless Beauty in Recent Photo

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Singer BoA revealed a photo she took with her labelmate, actress Lee Yeon Hee.

On August 20, BoA uploaded the photo on her Instagram along with a message that said, “The appearance of the goddess, Lee Yeon Hee! She’s definitely an actress! It was really nice meeting you in Japan~”

In the picture, BoA is posing with a “V” sign, showing off her cute charm while Lee Yeon Hee is winking, showing her playful side. Their bright smiles towards the camera create a warm atmosphere. Even without much make-up on, BoA and Lee Yeon Hee’s flawless beauty can be seen.

Meanwhile, on August 20, BoA performed at A-Nation, which is Japan’s biggest summer music festival, and Lee Yeon Hee recently confirmed that she will be appearing in the film “Detective K: The Laborer’s Daughter,” which is the second season of “Detective K

BoA completes ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”; nominates T.O.P, Hyunbin and Verbal

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BoA is the latest idol to join in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”! In the video, she nominates T.O.P, Hyunbin and m-flo’s Verbal!

Since the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral in Korea, Eric Nam, f(x) Amber, Super Junior’s Donghae and Eunhyuk, Siwon, Jinusean’s Sean, Tim, Brian Joo, Park Seungil, BTOB’s Peniel, U-KISS Kevin, Park Hanbyul and more have participated.

Koreaboo even participated in the challenge, releasing a video and challenging our friends! NS Yoonji, Rainbow’s Baekyung, TINY-G’s Mint, and ZE:A’s Dongjoon have responded, all with their own friends and challenging friends of their own.

Check out BoA’s video below!

Actor Chun Jung Myung Reveals He Is Taking Acting Lessons

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Actor Chun Jung Myung recently revealed that he’s taking acting lessons.

On August 20, a press conference for OCN’s new drama, “Reset,” was held at a hotel in Seoul where actors Chun Jung Myung, Kim So Hyun, Shin Eun Jung, Park Won Sang, and producer Kim Pyung Joong were in attendance.

It’s been three years since the actor made a comeback through a drama. The actor said, “I’ve developed a lot of ambition for this drama, so I started taking acting lessons again, and I did a lot of research with my instructor. I studied a lot by myself as well. That could be the reason why I felt confident on set. Before, when I did other projects, I wanted to take acting lessons, but the directors continuously stressed that I shouldn’t

Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young show off their close friendship for “Cosmopolitan”

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Best buddies Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young showed off their friendship for "Cosmopolitan"!



Roy Kim and Jung Joon Young have been close ever since their "Superstar K4" days and reunited for the magazine"s "two friends on a road trip" pictorial. They made fans giddy with their bromance as they walked on the beach and looked chic and sophisticated with Jung Joon Young"s rocker style and Roy Kim"s preppy style.


Jung Joon Young also updated fans, "I want to take on a different sound for my new song." Roy Kim also shared, "I am working on my new album... I am planning to many concerts to meet fans." He also commented on his photoshoot with Jung Joon Young, "I feel like I now have another memory I can share with Joon Young hyung so it feels good

HIGH4 to release their 1st mini album on the 27th

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HIGH4 achieved success right off the bat with their debut with the help of IU and continued to grab interest by teaming up with their second muse Kim Ye Rim (Lim Kim). Now the boys will stand on their own with their 1st mini album "HI-HIGH" on the 27th!



According to their agency, HIGH4"s upcoming title track "Bang Bang Bang" is an urban retro funky song composed by PJ and Lee Jong Hoon, and written by Choi Kab Won and HIGH4"s Alex and Youngjun. All four members also took part in composing and writing songs for the album, going above and beyond as rookies.


"HI-HIGH" includes the title track "Bang Bang Bang" as well as "Say Yes", "Time Out", "True Love", "A Little Close", and "Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms", and will drop on the 27th!


“Fashion King” rep assures fans that f(x)”s Sulli is committed to her filming schedule

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Following the announcement of f(x)"s Sulli"s temporary halt on her activities as well as Sulli and Dynamic Duo"s Choiza"s agencies" acknowledgment of the couple"s relationship, fans have been wondering if Sulli will continue activities for her upcoming movie "Fashion King" which she previously began filming alongside Joo Won.
Earlier today, a report suggested that Sulli did not show up to do her part for the movie"s poster shoot recently held. However, the movie"s rep responded to assure fans that Sulli is still committed to her filming schedule and revealed that she did attend the shoot on the 20th.



The movie"s rep told media outlets on the 21st that Sulli has been coming in during her scheduled hours

Ex-KARA Star Kang Ji Young Signs for Japanese Agency

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Former KARA star Kang Ji Young has signed a deal with a Japanese talent agency as she looks to pursue an acting career. According to Japanese media outlet Oricon News, the ex-KARA member has put pen to paper on a deal with an agency called Sweet Power.

The agency stated that Kang Ji Young had been studying English in the United Kingdom for some time after leaving the girl group in January this year, but has now turned her attention to Japan, and signed a contract with the company earlier this month.

The agency also hinted that it might also seek to promote Kang Ji Young outside Japan, saying, “She has a mature charm, and she speaks good English and Japanese. We think she might have the potential to become a global actress.”

The ex-KARA star remains popular in Japan, and news of her return has been well received in the country

SHINee’s Taemin Goes on a Street Date on “M!Countdown Begins”

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SHINee member Taemin, who released his very own solo album titled “Ace,” recently enjoyed a ‘street date’ alongside Jewelry’s Yewon for the Mnet program “M!Countdown Begins.”

People captured photos of Taemin and Yewon on a street date together in Seoul’s Gangnam District on August 16. It turns out that the two of them were seen on the streets together as they were filming for “M!Countdown Begins.” It has been reported that the two idols caused a huge crowd of people to gather around them. The streets of Gangnam came to a halt due to the enthusiasm of the large number of people that had clustered around, and even resulted in a change of location for the remainder of the filming duration.

During the surprise street date, Taemin caught the eyes of many people passing by on the street with his handsome looks and vampire-like appearance

ZE:A’s Dongjoon replies to Koreaboo ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

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After being called out by Koreaboo and actor Yeon Junghoon, ZE:A’s Dongjoon has done the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Koreaboo challenged Dongjoon along with NS Yoonji, Rainbow’s Jaekyung, Megan Lee, and Tiny-G’s Mint! NS Yoonji and Jaekyung responded, Megan Lee has responded, Mint has responded, and now it’s Dongjoon’s turn!

Dongjoon gathered fans in joining him to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and has uploaded the video to his Facebook!

We thank all of our friends for responding, and please donate to the ALS Foundation to help fund research and raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Take a look at the video below:

Post by 김동준 / Kim Dong Jun.

ZE:A’s Dongjoon replies to Koreaboo’s Ice Bucket Challenge!

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After being called out by Koreaboo and actor Yeon Junghoon, ZE:A’s Dongjoon has done the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Koreaboo challenged Dongjoon along with NS Yoonji, Rainbow’s Jaekyung, Megan Lee, and Tiny-G’s Mint! NS Yoonji and Jaekyung responded, Megan Lee has responded, Mint has responded, and now it’s Dongjoon’s turn!

Dongjoon gathered fans in joining him to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and has uploaded the video to his Facebook!

We thank all of our friends for responding, and please donate to the ALS Foundation to help fund research and raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Take a look at the video below:

Post by 김동준 / Kim Dong Jun.

JYJ Kim Junsu’s Luxury Hotel on Jeju Island Will Open in September

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Kim Junsu of JYJ will be finally opening his hotel for business in late September.

Built on the scenic Jeju Island, Junsu has invested four years and approximately $28 million in this luxury boutique hotel.

Kim Junsu’s agency C-JeS Entertainment announced, “Junsu’s hotel will open on September 25. Working as JYJ and touring all over the world, Junsu has dreamed of building a unique hotel. After falling in love with Jeju Island, he set out to achieve his dream.”

Named Toscana Hotel, the establishment will have 61 standard rooms and four villas with private pools. The hotel is said to be extremely stylish, with a mixture of both modern and classical designs.

Junsu is currently acting in the musical production of “Dracula

EXO leave fans swooning as hot bikers for “1st Look”

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EXO-L have "1st Look" magazine to thank for this swoon-worthy pictorial of "EXO"s Chanyeol, Kai, Sehun, Luhan, Tao, and Lay, who were ablaze with charisma as hot bikers!



The EXO members modeled "MCM"s "digital soldier" line for the apparel brand"s F/W 2014 collection. They took on a tougher and edgier look than we"re used to seeing from them as they pose by their bikes in leather jackets and their studded "MCM" backpacks.


A rep from the set stated, "EXO is a professional group that stay grounded while pulling off perfect and spectacular performances... EXO"s charms are seen in the pictorial just as they are and I am satisfied with the results which suit MCM"s digital soldier line."


Check out more of EXO"s pictorial in "1st Look"s September issue!