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Which actress would you want as your older sister?

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments

Every girl wants that awesome older sister who would be like the best female role model with her pretty looks, confidence, as well as simultaneously caring and tough personality! Every boy wants that same awesome older sister, whom he could show off to his friends for her incomparable beauty and sweetness as well protect her like a brother knight in shining armor (plus, she might have just as good-looking friends, right?).

So out of the famous actresses below, which one would you most like to have as your older sister (unnie/noona)?

SEE ALSO: [POLL] Which actor would you want as your older brother?

Gong Hyo Jin

Gong Hyo Jin has a beautiful smile that will brighten up your day as well as the sweet personality that is always showcased in all of her dramas from "The Greatest Love" to "The Sun Of The Master

CNBLUE Postpones Busan Concert in Respect to the Sewol Ferry Accident

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments

 CNBLUE postponed their upcoming May 26 Busan concert in respect to the recent Sewol ferry accident. According to a representative, FNC Entertainment and the band had decided to push back the date of the Busan concert in order to send their condolences towards the victims and families affected by the ferry tragedy.

In regards to the change in concert date, a representative of the concert hall said, “The concert ‘2014 CNBLUE Live – Can’t Stop‘ that was to take place on April 26 at Bexco has been cancelled and pushed back to another date. The band and staff members have agreed to send their condolences to the Sewol ferry accident. We decided to postpone the concert because it was agreed that the concert could not be enjoyed during this tragic time

Shin Sung Rok Poses with His Chef Brother

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments

Actor Shin Sung Rok, well-known for his role as a villain in SBS drama “Man From The Stars,” recently joined his younger brother Shin Je Rok in a photoshoot for the May issue of Styler magazine.

Shin Je Rok is a former basketball player of the LG Sakers who is now a successful chef of his own restaurant specializing in Morioka reimen. He is the only chef in Korea who can make this cold noodle dish. The brothers are shown in Shin Je Rok’s newly opened restaurant in the Styler photoshoot.

“At first the noodles were so different from Korean cold noodles they put me off. But a couple of days later, after a night of drinking, I was suddenly reminded of this dish. It’s really delicious, and I’m not saying this because I’m his brother,” said Shin Sung Rok

Which actor would you want as your older brother?

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments

While there are some celebrities that make girls swoon and wish they were dating these hunky men, there are some celebrities who are popular and attractive just because they seem like really nice and warm guys - like an older brother!

So out of the choices of actors below, which would you want most as your older brother?

SEE ALSO: Lee Seung Gi says his younger sister got teased for looking like him

Jo In Sung

Handsome and charismatic, Jo In Sung would make one of those awesome brothers you"d like to put on display in front of your friends to make them green with envy. He also played a brotherly figure in his last drama "Wind Blows In Winter" alongside Song Hye Kyo. Of course, he wasn"t her real brother

Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun and 2AM’s Jo Kwon express their condolences about ferry incident

By in News posted Oct April 22nd, 2014 No comments

Girls" Generation"s Seohyun and 2AM"s Jo Kwon"s tweets from April 20 have came to light. Both idols are made headlines for their thoughtful words as they expressed their condolences regarding the tragic ferry accident.

Seohyun wrote, "The tears that have fallen until they"ve dried.. the suffering that an already torn up heart could not even have imagined.. I hope there will be no more events to cause pain.. I hope for a miracle.. I truly pray with earnest.. To all the sacrificed lives from this incident.. I hope you have gone to a better place.. I send my condolences."

SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] "Golden Cross" - Episode 1

Jokwon wrote on the same day, "Only grief and resentment are growing right now. The captain, who shirked his responsibilities

BoA on Acting and Her First Film, “Make Your Move”: “I Want to Build My Filmography and Grow as an Actor”

By in News posted Oct April 21st, 2014 No comments

In a recent interview with Daily Sports, BoA opened up about her first major acting stint in the Hollywood film “Make Your Move.”

-Because you speak English well, it seems the movie dialogue would’ve been pretty easy for you.

“It was actually really hard. There’s every-day English, and there’s script English. Not only does the pronunciation have to be accurate, the emotion has to be there, too. There was also a lot of pressure because previous Korean actors who did Hollywood movies were very good at English. I thought that at the very least I should have a command of English such that I’m not embarrassed. Before filming, I even had pronunciation lessons.”

-You must’ve felt a lot of pressure because your film debut was through Hollywood

Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko Confirmed as Recurring Member of Variety Show “The Human Condition 2″

By in News posted Oct April 21st, 2014 No comments

Hip-hop star and Dynamic Duo member Gaeko is venturing into the Korean variety programming with KBS’ second season of “The Human Condition.”

Gaeko joins season one members Kim Joon Ho, Kim Joon Hyun, and Jung Tae Ho, and new members Kim Giri and Jo Woo Jong as the second season cast line-up for the male edition. According to KBS reps, Gaeko joined the April 19 filming of the variety show near Hongdae Station. Despite the ferry disaster on April 16 that has brought the nation to a halt, recording for the show continued because the recording for the new episodes had been started before April 16 and couldn’t be stopped in the middle. “The Human Condition” recording takes place over a week with several episodes produced out of it

Jung Il Woo Donates 30 Million KRW for Sunken Ferry Rescue Fund

By in News posted Oct April 21st, 2014 No comments

Jung Il Woo secretly made a donation to contribute to the SEWOL ferry rescue fund.

An affiliate of Star K Entertainment, Jung Il Woo’s agency, told enews on April 21, “The agency found out that he made a donation only after the news went out. He was very sad and worried about the tragedy and it seems like he looked for a way he could contribute on his own.”

Earlier on April 21, an affiliate of THE Korea Disaster Relief Association revealed, “Jung Il Woo expressed his desire to make the donation over the phone and made a donation in the amount of 30 million KRW (~28,900 USD).”

Photo credit: enews

Akdong Musician dishes about their pre-debut diet routine

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments

Although Akdong Musician is already one of the most well-known rookie artists in Korea, they still had a tough path to follow before they could realize their dream - including a hellish diet routine which they detailed in their new autobiography, Raise Your Voice High!

The two halves of AkMu have radically different tastes - while Chan Hyuk loves noodles, Soo Hyun is a meat lover, which made it especially hard for her to go on her diet.

The dieting life in YG Entertainment consists of both a diet and an exercise routine, AkMu writes. For lunch, Soo Hyun was only allowed to eat vegetarian bibimbap - if she wanted to eat anything else, she had to take a photo of it and get it approved by her dietitian!

SEE ALSO: Akdong Musician maintains their position on top of the charts with "200%"

There were other restrictions - chicken breasts could only be eaten in the evenings, and snack foods such as cookies and bread as well as high-sodium foods such as ddukbokki and ramen were banned outright

BoA Was Startled By Paparazzi When She Filmed Kiss Scene On Street

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments

With her first Hollywood film Make Your Move about to premiere, BoA shared her thoughts on having starred in her first film.

In a recent interview with Newsen, BoA said, “Even though I showed my acting previously through KBS 2TV’s Looking Forward to Romance, my actually first project is Make Your Move. So my first kiss scene was not with Im Si Wan, but was with Derek Hough.”

She continued, “Before I started filming I received some acting lessons. I took them with Derek Hough. So we ended up practicing the kiss scene once, because the teacher asked us to. Practice definitely made a difference. So I wasn’t too nervous during filming. I was more distracted by many things.”

“You’ll see in the movie that Derek Hough and I have a kiss scene on the street

Celebrity Chatter of the Week – IU, Lee Seung Gi, and More

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments
preview nextview 1/7 preview nextview It was a roller coaster kind of week with so many up and down events with words that made us hold our stomachs in laughter as well as swallow our tears in grief.

Check out what happened in this week′s Celebrity Chatter.

”I really like it. I really like that feeling of having a crush. It’s not important whether or not he accepts my heart, but I was happy to have someone to like this much.”

IU shocked a large male population when she said on radio that she actually confessed to her crush in 2013. Although she wouldn’t reveal what the results were, IU seemed fairly satisfied with just the feelings of having a crush.

”I wanted to run away multiple times a day.”

Who knew that Lee Seung Gi was experiencing the lowest point of his career as an MC on SBS’ Strong Heart

Sunny Spills on How SNSD Has Changed Over the Years

By in News posted Oct April 20th, 2014 No comments

How has Girls’ Generation (SNSD) changed over the years?

Recently dubbing animated film Rio 2, SNSD’s Sunny mentioned her SNSD members in an interview saying, “We have become something other than family to each other. We cheer for one another no matter where we are and what we are doing. I realized that even our individual activities are part of SNSD. I always support them.”

There are nine of them. They dreamed their dreams together, made their debut and grew. It would be a lie to say there were no conflicts along the way. All nine could not receive the spotlight evenly all the time.

Sunny agreed and said, “When we were younger, there was a time when all nine of us had more greed for individual benefits. I think we wanted to stand out among the other members.”

She continued, “We all had different thoughts, such as ‘I can do this well, I want to do this, I want to sing alone, I want to act…’ But there came a moment when we started understanding each other and got to know more about one another

RELIVE IT: B.A.P Live on Earth 2014: New York

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments
On April 13th, the B.A.P boys touched down in New York for their 2nd ever concert in the Big Apple!

One of the staff members told me that there were girls waiting overnight, and I know some people who were there from the crack of dawn to see their boys up close. The doors opened at 6:30, and fans poured into the Best Buy Theater to get as close as they could.

Sadly enough, with so little space to breathe and move comfortably, I saw one girl getting carried out even before the concert started. Throughout the concert, the crowd had to part here and there to allow room for various girls to get carried out. All this even though the staff did their best to cool the audience down by fanning them, cranking up the AC, spraying them with cool water, and handing out water bottles continuously

G.NA makes a lovely bride in a wedding dress in comeback teaser images

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

G.NA is here to surprise you as a lovely bride in the next set of teaser images for her comeback!

This is definitely a change from her first image which showed us a peek at her "Pretty Lingerie", which is the Korean title of her new song. Dressed in bridal gear this time, the singer leaves us to wonder about the concept and who the dashing groom could be!

SEE ALSO: G.NA teases for "Pretty Lingerie" with flirty picture + opens Facebook account

According to her latest Facebook post, it seems she"ll be going with the title "G.NA"s Secret" for the international audience. So get ready to learn about her "secret" with her single on April 21!

EXO’s Chan Yeol Enjoyed Running and Hiding from Camera During MV Shoot

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

Showcasing the Overdose music video to the world for the first time, EXO’s Chan Yeol shared what he enjoyed from the shooting.

On April 15, EXO held its comeback show at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium, where the group’s title song Overdose was revealed for the first time, along with the music video.

When asked which member made the most mistakes, Baek Hyun sheepishly admitted, “Me,” making the audience laugh.

Chan Yeol then explained that the music video was shot with the one-take method. “When the EXO-M members came out, we couldn’t be shown on camera, so we were hiding everywhere to avoid the camera, and that was a lot of fun.”

Meanwhile, the comeback show was streamed live through Samsung Music.

EXO’s new mini album will be released on April 21 with EXO-K and EXO-M promoting in Korea and China

SUJU, SUJU-M and EXO Win Big at Chinese Music Awards

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

Super Junior, Super Junior-M and EXO swept across Korea and China with their popularity.

At Yinyuetai V Chart Awards that took place on April 15 in Beijing, Super Junior-M won the ceremony’s most prestigious the ‘Album of the Year’ award in Chinese section while EXO won the ‘Album of the Year’ award in the Korean section.

Super Junior won the ‘Most Popular Singer’ award and the ‘Best Group’ award in Korean section, proving its ongoing popularity in the country.

Yinyuetai V Chart Awards hosted by Yinyuetai gives out awards to artists and albums that received popularity in China throughout the year.

EXO, who couldn’t attend the ceremony due to its comeback show, sent a video saying, “We want to thank all of our fans. We couldn’t attend the ceremony this time but we want to attend next time and present our performance

Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!

The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.

“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”

“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be

What does KARA’s future hold?

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments
With KARA"s Nicole and Jiyoung leaving, many fans have been wondering what will happen to the group. We now have some answers.

Insiders close to the action revealed to allkpop exclusively, that KARA will be choosing two new members to replace Nicole and Jiyoung through an audition-style documentary program.

According to our sources, the television program - set to air soon through MBC Music - will feature an intimate look at the KARA hopefuls and the arduous process behind selecting two new members to fill the holes of one of Korea"s most famous girl groups.

Showcasing the personal lives of the potential members as well as KARA themselves, the show will combine the best elements of traditional audition programs with the pathos of documentary film-making

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: And the Champion Is…

By in News posted Oct April 13th, 2014 No comments

And the battle is over! After a long and heated match between GOT7′s Mark and EXO’s Lay, the champion of Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness was finally crowned… and that winner is Lay. Congratulations to Lay and all EXO fans!

It was not a game without hiccups: A slew of spam votes contaminated the poll results early on, winding up in a 95-to-5 score in favor of Lay. In fact, we received so much spam that it shut down the poll, rendering everyone unable to vote. In the end, we started over from scratch, opening a 24-hour lightning round to decide the winner. Without the influx of spam, we could see a less dramatic but consistent pattern, and in the end, EXO-M’s main dancer walked away with a clean 68% of the votes.

We began this contest to see which idol might be considered by most to be the best K-Pop dancer, knowing that the definition of “best” would be somewhat subjective

Who is the Winner of “K-Pop Star 3” and Which Agency Did He Choose?

By in News posted Oct April 13th, 2014 No comments

The final competition of SBS’ “K-Pop Star 3,” which aired on April 13 consisted of two rounds: the first round was a mission round assigned by the judges and the second mission was a free selection round. 60% of the judges’ scores and 40% of the viewers’ votes were compiled in order to determine the final score.

The first contestant to take the stage was Sam Kim. He reinterpreted BIGBANG’s “Lies.” His mission was to “perform a song that would allow the audience to focus on your voice.”

After his performance Park Jin Young commented, “Sam Kim proved his performance abilities during the live shows. I wanted to know, as a composer and a producer, what his recorded voice would sound like, but I wasn’t able to hear his voice as much as I wanted to. However, the arrangement was amazing