Star Empire are planning their own version of Trouble Maker with their idol stars.
Their co-ed group, which will be revealed in September, consists of Kyungri from Nine Muses, Kevin from ZE:A, and one mysterious newcomer member. Fans are already calling this project group Star Empire’s Trouble Maker, as the project group is also working with hit composer Rado. Rado has previously worked on Trouble Maker’s two singles, and on sexy icons Sistar‘s latest single, “Touch My Body.”
Kevin has been widely perceived as the “rising member” of the boy group ZE:A, while Kyungri is popular for her sexy image. The unknown newcomer member is said to be Star Empire’s secret weapon
Great news for fans of Korean hip hop! The talented trio of Epik High will be coming back to the music scene very soon!
Tablo updated his Twitter with a sweet and simple message: "EPIK HIGH 8TH ALBUM COMING SOON."
Fans have been waiting a while to hear some new stuff from them, so stay tuned for more info regarding their upcoming comeback!
EPIK HIGH 8집 COMING SOON
— 타블로 | TABLO (@blobyblo) August 21, 2014
Rainbow"s Seung Ah, EXID"s Hani, After School"s UEE, A Pink, Girls" Generation"s Hyoyeon, Park Myung Soo, Kim Yoo Jung, MBLAQ"s Mir, Jang Na Ra, Kim Bum Soo, BTOB"s Minhyuk and Ilhoon, 4minute"s Jihyun, Sunmi, Dal Shabet"s Subin, and Kim Hyung Jun also took part in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," expressing that it was an honor to help out with ALS in any way possible and naming the next challengers.
One of the people Seung Ah nominated was INFINITE"s Sungyeol. UEE said she would not be nominating anybody while Hani chose VIXX"s Ken and Kim Hyung Jun chose Sunny.
Hyoyeon called out SHINee"s Jonghyun and SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man! A Pink did it as a group and targeted G
Idol Show Roundup: What Are You Watching? Written by Laverne On August 21, 2014
In the fast-paced environment of the K-pop industry, staying relevant is a difficult task. Luckily, for fans and idols, variety and reality shows offer an avenue to get idols’ names out there and show a different side of them. And because the entertainment industry is ever-changing, there are always new shows to check out. To help you out, we’ve compiled an assortment of past, present and future idols shows.
Jessica & Krystal: Featuring SNSD’s Jessica and f(x)’s Krystal, the show aimed to give fans a glimpse into the personal lives and sisterhood of Jessica and Krystal. There were many emotional moments as both sisters opened up about their difficulties, and although some described the show as boring, Jessica & Krystal touched viewers with the obvious love and care the two sisters had for each other
As the new model for "Guess" jeans, Lee Min Ho released some pictures from the autumn photo shoot in which he is looking fine.
Wearing a simple faded denim shirt and distressed jeans, he looks both casual yet chic. With those sharp features and tall body, it"s no wonder "Guess" chose him as their new model.
Meanwhile, he is preparing for the premiere of his upcoming movie, "Gangnam Blues"!
Lee Seung Gi and Girls" Generation"s Yoona may be one of 2014"s celebrity power couples in the Korean entertainment industry, but both choose to remain silent about their relationship.
On August 20, Lee Seung Gi was interviewed by SBS"s One Night of TV Entertainment on the set of a commercial shoot for a rice cooker advertisement that he is endorsing.
During the course of the segment, the actor was asked if he knew how to cook, to which he responded, "I learned a few years before, but I"ve only recently started to learn again."
The interviewer asked, "When you were learning, did you do it because you wanted to cook for a special person?" trying to get a juicy answer from him.
However, he averted the question in a witty manner by saying, "I understand what kind of answer you are fishing for, but your timing is a bit off
Great news for fans! After making his long-awaited return from the military, Super Junior"s leader Leeteuk created his own Instagram account to fill that two year void his fans suffered through.
Donghae is already following him, and Leeteuk has already surpassed 60,000 followers with his one and only post so far of the group"s "Super Show 6." Make sure to follow him @special_js1004!
Korean reggae artist, Skull, who has collaborated many times with HaHa in the past, released another 19+ solo MV, this time for "Ooh Baby." This song has a mellow and catchy beat that is sure to get stuck in your head.
Meanwhile, Skull"s voice ranges from soothing to a more raspy and rough sound, breaking the monotony of the tune.
Actress Kim Yoo Jung recently transformed into a mature young lady for InStyle magazine.
On August 21, InStyle magazine revealed the pictorial of Kim Yoo Jung, featured in the September issue. In the pictorial, she perfectly escapes her “nation’s little sister” image and transforms into a chic and charismatic young lady.
In the interview that took place after the photo shoot, Kim Yoo Jung was asked about appearing on SBS’ Wednesday-Thursday drama “Secret Door,” and she answered, “Even when we’re filming all night, the senior actors are fun to be with.”
She continued, saying, “Although my parents decided for me to become an actress, I have no regrets. I am afraid of acting but I don’t want to avoid it
Girls" Generation"s Sooyoung, miss A"s Suzy, SISTAR"s Dasom, and F.T Island"s Jaejin are up next for the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge."
Sooyoung left a sweet message supporting the cause for Lou Gehrig"s Disease, and then nominated Daniel Henney, Lee Jong Hyuk, and Shin Se Kyung.
Suzy cutely burst into laughter after getting splashed with ice water and gave two thumbs up!
Dasom challenged her drama co-star Baek Sung Hyun, Henry, and Mad Clown, and fellow SISTAR member Bora was bestowed the honor of drenching the maknae.
Jaejin, who was nominated by miss A"s Jia, uploaded his videos onto Instagram
Jackie Chan’s group JJCC revealed their music video for “Bing Bing Bing” featuring the K-Tigers.
After revealing their teaser for “Bing Bing Bing”, JJCC finally released the official video showcasing powerful dance moves and an upbeat electronic dance rhythm on August 21.
The video features the members in a dark background with a robot army legion behind them. According to their agency, the production costs came out to about 4 million won. JJCC had a number of well-established contributors for their comeback. This includes composer Duble Sidekick, choreographer Lee Changhoon and Mofac Studios who directed their music video.
The music video is successful in showcasing the group’s edgy vocals, looks, powerful rap and dance moves.
Check out JJCC’s “Bing Bing Bing” below and tell us what you think!
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On "Discovery of Love," Jung Yu Mi"s character has her pick between a caring plastic surgeon played by Sung Joon and an attractive ex-boyfriend played by Shinhwa"s Eric. Jung Yu Mi delivers a comic performance as a quirky independent woman who knows her own mind except when it contradicts her heart.
Here are a few more facts about this talented actress
1. Jung Yu Mi is often confused with another actress who has the same name. The other actress, who is a year younger, was Jung Joon Young"s virtual wife on "We Got Married" and played Han Ji Min"s villainous half sister in "Rooftop Prince." The other Jung Yoo Mi briefly considered changing her name but then decided against it. She also currently has a drama role in "Mother"s Garden
SHINee"s Taemin talked about the diet he went through for his solo debut with "Danger
On the August 21st episode of SBS Power FM
"s "Cultwo Show
", Taemin revealed how he trimmed down to 125 pounds (57 kg). DJ Jung Chan Woo
said, "Were you always on the thinner side? Why did you lose so much weight?"
Taemin explained, "Though it"s true that I"m not the type to gain weight easily, I think it"s because I did my diet wrong. My trainer and I came up with a meal and exercise plan, but I think I lost a lot of weight because something was calculated wrong."
Sung Si Kyung
then said, "If you want to gain weight, call me. My nickname is "Eraser" because I will erase anyone"s abs in two weeks."
Are you a fan of Taemin"s leaner look or do you think Sung Si Kyung should use his powers on him?
Recently we put up Dispatch"s paparazzi photos of Taemin and Kai strolling together along Han River.
While some fans already know they are close friends, some are still indenial of their brotherhood. In response to that, Taemin reacted to it during his guesting on SBS Power FM Radio on August 19.
Taemin shared that he was surprised to see his photos with Kai published online. He also expressed his disbelief how someone took their photos. When the host asked about their relationship, he shared that they are best of friends since trainee days and often hang out together.
Moreover, he also surprised listeners that he and Kai are "skinship type". Know the rest of his story from the video below:
Upcoming girl group 4TEN has released their “Tornado” music video teaser, the title track of their debut single set to be released on August 26.
Jungle Entertainment announced they will be debuting their first girl group a few days ago, and has since then revealed a partial profile for each members as well as group photos.
The agency has unveiled more profile information for the group, as well as additional solo images via the group’s official Facebook page.
Name: TEM - Rapper Date of Birth: 02.13.1990 Blood Type: AHobbies: listening to movies, watching movies, cooking, cleaning the house and writing lyricsSkills: Making diet food, weight training
Name: Hyeji - VocalDate of Birth: 04.02.1992Blood Type: ABHobbies: cooking, listening to music, snowboarding, bungee leisure, writing lyricsSkills: cooking, watching movies, singing, body folds
Name: Eujin - RapperDate of Birth: 12
Boy group Big Bang celebrated eight years of being together yesterday, releasing a photo of all five members on its agency"s official website. "Only eight years, still a long way to go", said G-Dragon. Other members also made comments to thank fans who have stayed by their sides throughout the years.The group, which debuted in 2006, has become one of the popular idol stars representing the K-pop scene. Its music video "Fantastic Baby" received more than 100 million views on YouTube. The members said that they will do their best to release another album this year. The members announced the news over the weekend at a concert at Jamsil Sports Complex in southern Seoul. BY LEE SUN-MIN [[email protected] ]
Lee Seung Gi, Kim Tae Woo, Wassup, Son Dam Bi, Leessang"s Gary, and Megan Lee are the next Korean celebrities to take on the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
" to spread awareness about ALS (also referred to as Lou Gehrig"s Disease).
Here"s who challenged them and who they tagged:
Lee Seung Gi challenged by Lee Dong Kook
, tagged Lee Seo Jin
, PD Nah Young Suk
, and Lee Woo Jung
Kim Tae Woo challenged by Megan Lee, tagged Kim Yuna
, J.Y. Park
, and Stevie Wonder
Wassup challenged by a fan, tagged VIXX
Son Dam Bi challenged by model Hyoni
, Kang Seung Hyun
, tagged NU"EST
Gary challenged by A Pink
, tagged Lee Yoori
, A Pink"s Na-Eun
, and Jung In
Megan Lee challenged by YouTuber Joon Sung Ahn
, tagged Kim Tae Woo, Fly to the Sky
, and 15&
"s Park Ji Min
Girls’ Generation‘s youngest member, Seohyun, revealed that the famous girl group unit, TaeTiSeo, will be having their much-awaited comeback sooner than expected.
Seohyun was asked about the comeback of her unit group with Girls’ Generation members Tiffany and Taeyeon following their reality show at cable channel OnStyle.
The youngest member of the girl group then replied with: “We will be meeting everybody as TaeTiSeo soon. I think we will be having a comeback sooner than expected. It’s been a while since we released an album (as a unit) so we really put a lot of effort into making this upcoming album better. It would be nice if our fans will like our comeback.”
Seohyun graduated earlier today at Dongkuk University and also received a special award for helping with the university’s image
Girl"s Day"s Yura revealed she was quite the hot commodity among agencies before her debut.
On the upcoming episode of "Happy Together 3
", Yura will be appearing for the "Hot men and women" special. During filming, she said, "Before my debut, I was contacted by 40 agencies."
Yura explained, "When minihompys were the trend, I posted a video of myself dancing and around 40 agencies contacted me."
Yura also shared that some of the "love calls" she received were from currently active celebrities, raising curiosity.
Check out more of her behind-the-scenes stories on the August 21st episode of "Happy Together 3"!
Twenty one year old actor, Lee Kyun, criticized fellow celebrities that partook in the ice bucket challenge via his Twitter on August 21.
Lee Kyun was quoted saying, “Ice bucket challenge videos have taken over like a fashion trend lately. I acknowledge the good intentions but do they know anything about Lou Gherig’s Disease?”
He then goes on to say that “the ice water is supposed to show the pain that occurs from the muscle contractions but everyone seems to be enjoying it too much. If that’s the case then don’t do it.”
He also goes on to point out that Lou Gherig’s Disease is the disease that Kim Myungmin suffered from in the movie “Lover By My Side.”
Lee Kyun offered encouraging words to those suffering from Lou Gherig’s disease and said that he will be donating to those in pain