With the news of Hangeng’s dating rumors spreading, spotlight has refocused on the former Super Junior member.
Hangeng debuted as a member of Super Junior in 2005 and promoted as the only Chinese member.
With his unique characteristic shown off in variety shows and dance skills from his training in traditional dancing, Hangeng gained many fans in Korea.
After promoting with the other Super Junior members for about four years, however, Hangeng applied for provisional disposition of his contract with SM Entertainment.
About quitting SM, Hangeng said in an interview in China, “The main reason I left the company was because I wasn’t enjoying what I was doing. I felt like I had autism. I was psychologically unstable for some time. I wondered what they would do if I committed suicide, like many other Korean celebrities
The movie “Professional Mr. Baek,” starring actors Yoon Shi Yoon and Yeo Jin Gu, has finally received a premiere date for April 3.
“Professional Mr. Baek” is about a famous professional golfer, Baek Se Jin (Yoon Shi Yoon) who loses everything after a drunk-driving accident and ends up becoming the golf instructor of a group of students at an island village school. “The golfer who came to play and was roped into being a teacher,” is how Baek Se Jin is described on the movie poster.
The movie will tell the story of the school’s six students, led by representative Lee Byung Joo (Yeo Jin Gu), described as “the unstoppable bad boy,” and their teacher Baek Se Jin, and the troubles they encounter in their quest to save the school from closing down.
Do you think SHINee‘s “Dream Girl” and Toheart‘s “Delicious” sound similar? It seems the four members of SHINee (Jonghyun, Minho, Taemin, and Onew) think so as they mercilessly tease fellow member and one-half of Toheart, Key, in the support message video uploaded to SMTOWN‘s Youtube channel.
The adorable and funny video is filmed hidden-camera style, showing the members of SHINee gathered around a table backstage discussing the collaborative project duo Toheart. Member Jonghyun starts off the conversation asking what the team name of Key and Woohyun’s duo is. Minho jokingly gives the name Park Ji Sung, the soccer player who is often described as having two hearts due to his incredible stamina and endurance
The new MBC drama Cunning Single Lady is a fun and modern drama about love and revenge. The drama portrays the relationship between divorced lovers when they meet again after three years of no contact. The ex-husband Jung Woo (Joo Sang-Wook) is now a top business man and multimillionaire, and the ex-wife Na Ae Ra (Lee Min-Jung) lived clueless of her ex-husband’s success for three years. The drama follows the complex relationship between the ex-lovers after their fateful reunion at the police station. The show gives us a good perspective on the serious topic of divorce while also making us laugh.
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In the first episodes, we are introduced to the main character Na Ae Ra, a divorced woman who has a dysfunctional family
A recent “SNL Korea” skit about an adopted Korean man is stirring anger and controversy in both Korea and overseas.
On March 8, “SNL Korea” aired a 4 minute-30 second skit titled “Going to Meet You Now. Jason Dooyoung Anderson.” After the video clip of this skit hit the Web, criticism has been pouring in.
The skit is about a Korean adoptee named Jason Dooyoung Anderson, who is waiting at the airport to be reunited with his Korean birth mother. While he waits, he reads a letter that he wrote to her.
He read, “Nice to meet you, mother. I’m Jason Dooyoung Anderson. Why did you leae me? Were you that butt poor? If you leave your child, it’s a sin. But I’m okay. Because I met you. I heard from my American mother. The reason for my high alcohol tolerance is because I resemble my Korean mother
After keeping fans in curiosity, the JJCC members finally unveiled their faces.
The identity of the four Korean and one Chinese Australian member were revealed with SimBa as the leader, followed by E.co, Eddy, Sam-Cheong, and Prince Mak.
Simba is a member that holds both a soft and macho charm. Standing at 186 centimeters, E.co flaunts his well-proportioned body with a mysterious aura about him. Having previous experience as models, SimBa and E.co are in charge of the rapping in the group
The third member Eddy is not a strange as he first showed his face through Master Chef Korea. With the ability to hit 3 octaves, Eddy has trained in the Jackie Chan Stunt Group, learning and mastering different stunts in preparation to be a multi-talented entertainer. The youngest, Sam-Cheong is from Daegu and comes off as an adorable rebel
As we all know, allkpop covers everything related to Korean pop culture, especially K-Pop. Then what of the so-called "under[ground]" music scene in South Korea? When do non-K-Pop artists get to see the light of day? Unfortunately, pop music dominates charts and radio time over in Korea much like it does here in the States. Artists without a major label backbone frequently go unnoticed and get silently buried underneath the plethora of boy bands and girl groups. However, thanks to our ever-so reliable pal, the internet, these underground artists can also share their lovely music sans big promotional budgets and lengthy contracts. If the web hasn"t been too helpful a tool in discovering the backwaters of the Korean music industry, don"t lose hope just yet! I will get you started on familiarizing yourself with some non-K-Pop/under sounds with five songs, each belonging to a different genre
TVXQ’s Max Changmin talked about a memorable fan letter that he remembers to this day.
March 10’s broadcast of MBC FM4U’s Hope Song featured the TVXQ members as guests, who talked about the fan letters they’ve received.
About their worldwide popularity, U-Know Yunho said, “Japanese fans show a lot of responses, since we promote most actively in Japan, but as there is YouTube now, fans have been sending their messages from all over the world. I feel touched when they write a letter in Korean.”
Max Changmin then shared, “I remember this one particular letter I received, since we’re talking about fan letters. When I went to Busan for filming, a fan in middle school handed me a letter. I was happy when I read, ‘Oppa, I really love you,’ but in the back of the letter, it said, ‘But to be honest, I can’t love only you
revealed where he wanted to go as AOMG
"s new Co-CEO!
He said, "I have high hopes because I became the Co-CEO of the label AOMG, who isn"t stingy in their full support for musicians. But I also feel a lot of responsibility. I"m going to do my best to make high-quality hip hop that doesn"t fall short of the fans" expectations. Please show us a lot of love.
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Simon D joined AOMG to upgrade Korean hip hop and AOMG. AOMG said, "Simon D from Supreme Team, who is a skilled rapper, has joined us as AOMG"s Co-CEO. We"re looking forward to showing everyone higher quality hip hop. Please show support for Simon D and AOMG.
Last week, we covered which Korean terms were essential for K-Pop fans to know. Now, we will cover the English terms, either words that seem English but have never been heard of before K-Pop and words that are English and you can pretty much tell what they mean. At the end, there is also a list of terms that are a fusion of both cultures! Korean words combined with English for a baby language. Check out the list below to become an even more knowledgeable fan.
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This is something you"ll hear often (but may be pronounced like "hwaiting")! This isn"t a cheer telling people to fight each other, but rather to fight the circumstances. It is a supportive cheer, so when you want people to cheer up and do their best, you"ll say, "Fighting!" At times, this is accompanied by an arm movement where you bend your elbow so your arm is still vertical, form a fist, and then pull your elbow down a bit as you say it
Yang Yoseob of idol group BEAST will unfortunately no longer appear on MBC’s variety show “I Live Alone.“
On the March 7 episode, the cast members shared their thoughts on losing one of their precious family members.
Noh Hong Chul opened up the discussion by saying, “Even today, Yang Yoseob participated in the filming after quickly wrapping up his overseas activities and returning to Korea.”
“BEAST’s album will be out in April, and I will be staying in Japan for a long period of time in March, when we have concerts there,” the idol opened up about his upcoming hectic schedule, due to which filming the variety show in the future would be too challenging.
He continued with a positive attitude, “Honestly, everything was good
In under four months, the number of people following actor Lee Min Ho on Weibo has – wait for it – doubled.
Currently, the hot Hallyu star is followed by over 20 million fans on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Weibo. He is the first Korean actor to reach this great milestone, and considering that not even all Chinese superstars have such a huge amount of followers on Weibo, this a significant record overall.
A representative of his agency commented on March 9, “In the evening of March 8, the number of people following Lee Min Ho on Chinese Weibo passed 20 million. He is the first Korean actor to reach these digits.”
On November 24 last year, merely around 100 days before doubling the amount, he reached 10 million followers on Weibo. This means that on average, he gained 100,000 new friends every day, and lately the number has been as high as 300,000
Having turned just 27 this year (Korean age), Kim Soo Hyun has become one of Korea’s representative and irreplaceable actors.
From his early project Giant to the most recent syndrome-causing You Who Came From the Stars, the actor has been setting records with his successful projects.
With numerous places sending out love calls, Kim Soo Hyun turned all of this success to those around him and remained humble.
Having just completed filming, without having chance to look around at the explosive response surrounding him, Kim Soo Hyun looked rather relaxed and calm. One could see the actor has finally left behind ‘Do Min Jun,’ the character who struggled with deep emotions, from the looks of ease on his face.
-How would you compare Do Min Jun to Kim Soo Hyun?
“(Do) Min Jun knows many things, but I need to study a lot more
On the March 7 installment of JTBC"s "Witch Hunt", Sung Si Kyung talked about HyunA"s different charms.
He said, "There are those friends who are young, but they don"t seem young. Someone like HyunA. When she"s done performing, she"s completely like a baby," and kind of mimicked her cute way of babbling to which Heo Ji Woong joked, "She doesn"t know how to speak Korean?"
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It was clarified that she just spoke in a babyish way. Sung Si Kyung continued, "However, when she goes up on stage, you get this totally different vibe like, "You"re all dead.""
Heechul compared female fans of boy groups and male fans of girl groups on the March 6 installment of JTBC"s "Ssul Jeon".
He pointed out that female fans would be loyal to their favorite boy group when they found out the group would be making a comeback. However, he said male fans were different. Heechul stated that male fans would say they liked both 2NE1 and Girls" Generation, but would immediately become distracted by another sexy girl group.
Kim Gu Ra concurred saying, "Of course! Our eyes would instantly go that way."
Heechul relayed a discussion he had with Girls" Generation leader Taeyeon about the recent sexy trend in girl groups. She had asked, "Oppa, why don"t we do sexy concepts?" After thinking a bit, he had responded, "No one is sexy in Girls" Generation," to which Taeyeon had said, "You"re right
It all started with this picture:
So much handsome in one photo
U-Kiss‘ Kevin, along with Royal Pirates‘ Moon, had recently joined Eric Nam as one of the regular MCs on the English variety show “After School Club.” After a filming of the show, these two handsome K-Pop idols took a very cute picture together.
It wasn’t long before Ailee made a comment, starting up a conversation about how they needed to hang out.
Of course, Mexican food.
Then, everyone’s favorite llama, f(x)‘s Amber jumped in, and Ailee made it clear that this was indisputable, not that anyone else minded. This Twitter party was just getting good, so the every-so-friendly Kevin decided to invite Min to join the festivities
In the midst of a flood of requests for additional fan meetings with Kim Soo Hyun, the actor’s agency revealed their position.
A KeyEast Entertainment official said in a phone call with eNews, “We’re continuing to get requests for more fan meetings with Kim Soo Hyun. While we have considered it, with Kim Soo Hyun’s schedule and venue booking problems, it is going to be difficult.”
Kim Soo Hyun will be holding his first fan meeting of his Asia tour on March 16 at Sejong University’s Deyang Hall. Tickets became available on February 27, and the 2000 tickets that were available sold out in a mere 5 minutes.
But, nothing would hold back the passionate fans of Kim Soo Hyun and “Man From the Stars
The second line up of artists has been finally revealed for Mnet’s M COUNTDOWN-No. 1 Artist of Spring 2014.
The artists include Junggigo, who collaborated with SISTAR’s Soyou for Some, Block B, who has been promoting actively in Japan, Crayon Pop who brought about a wave of global popularity with viral hit Bar Bar Bar, and Sunmi who came back with her new song Full Moon.
The show will be hosted by the new MCs, Jung Joon Young and Ahn Jae Hyeon.
Held in Japan, M COUNTDOWN-No. 1 Artist of Spring 2014 will feature K-Pop artists, such as Supernova, 2PM, Girl′s Day, Junggigo, Block B, Crayon Pop and Sunmi on April 2 at Yokohama Area.
In addition to exclusive performances by top-notch K-Pop artists, M COUNTDOWN-No
"Forbes Korea" released their "2014 Korean Celebrity 40" list for which they selected and ranked the 40 top stars in the nation.
Girls" Generation ranked in first place, but this comes as no surprise as they had previously topped the list in both 2011 and 2012. As a matter of fact, they have always ranked in the top five since 2009, making them the only celebrity to have made the top 5 for 6 years straight.
For this year"s list, "Forbes Korea" chose about 100 candidates through name search rankings and then did a collaborative ranking based on four parts: sales, exposure in media, broadcasting activities, and professionalism. Girls" Generation are also the only ones that ranked in the top 10 this year in all four sections.
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Other big name celebrities in the list include Big Bang in 2nd, Suzy in 3rd, EXO in 5th, TVXQ in 7th, SHINee in 8th, IU in 10th, Yoo Jae Suk and Psy in 12th, Lee Seung Gi and CNBLUE in 14th, and Lee Byung Hun in 16th
After listening to Girls’ Generation’s newest album “Mr. Mr.” a few times, I have to admit it’s an enjoyable and addicting album. The newly released six track album is exciting with each track having a unique sound and vibe. Some songs have an acoustic feel, while others have a more electronic dance sound. Some songs offer support, and other songs just make you want to dance. Lets take a closer look at the six songs from Girls’ Generation’s fourth mini album “Mr. Mr.” below.
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Track 1: “Mr. Mr.”
The album begins with their title song “Mr. Mr.” which was produced by The Underdogs