Seoul’s Incheon Airport was the hottest place to be on February 7 as SHINee, 4minute, and BEAST stopped through to commence or end their overseas schedules. As always, the stars dressed impeccably, proving that sometimes, celebrities are not just like us. Let’s take a look at their fashion!
4minute flew out to Hong Kong for their “Name is 4minute” showcase.
Here, Sohyun steps up her casual black with a red plaid jacket.
Gayoon looks totally eye-catching in round shades and a Joyrich Simpsons sweatshirt.
HyunA accents a classic look with an equally classic Chanel flap bag — and red lips to match.
Even in simple jeans and a striped shirt, Jihyun looks fantastic
Considering Hyunseung"s "Trouble Maker" and Junhyung"s solo debut promotions as well as Doojoon"s starring role in "Let"s Eat", fans have been curious on the whereabouts of B2ST"s Kikwang, and now it has been confirmed that he will also take on acting in the new SBS drama "God"s Gift -14 Days" alongside B1A4"s Baro.
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Kikwang"s agency Cube Entertainment rep told TV Report on January 24, "Kikwang has been confirmed to star in the new SBS drama "God"s Gift -14 Days"." Baro"s agency WM Entertainment also told TV Report, "Baro already completed the script reading yesterday."
Kikwang will play the role of idol rock group leader Snake who becomes a suspect in a murder case after he discovers the belonging of a missing child in his van, while Baro will play the role of a handicapped person who has the mental age of six years old
Sadly, duo groups are not as prevalent in K-Pop, but they are growing with the help of sub-units and popular collaborations. People love these duos because they can focus on just two people who work admirably well together in their partnership. While showing off an intimate relationship almost like a couple or a pair of best friends, these duos use both members" unique traits and skills to an advantage.
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Which duos are especially eye-catching with their amazing chemistry and teamwork?
GD & T.O.P
Obviously, it would have been difficult for G-Dragon to pick just one fellow Big Bang member for the first duo, but he eventually went with T
Earlier on January 10, it was reported that Cube Entertainment would be taking action against those who spread false rumors of Trouble Maker duo HyunA (4Minute) and Hyunseung (Beast) being in a relationship, and that HyunA was pregnant. The rumor subsequently spread quickly via other social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Kakao Talk. The developer of the smart phone application from which the original rumor originated has stepped forward to clarify their position.
The rumored scandal and pregnancy had been made to look like an official statement issued by the duo’s agency, Cube Entertainment. The rumor was made to look like a news article using a smart phone application, “I’m a Reporter Too
2014 may have begun more than a week ago now, but people are undoubtedly still writing 2013 on applications, papers, and such, aren"t they? The transition is never as easy, plus it is always nice to look back at the past year and sum it up so you can move onto the next with a fully refreshed mindset.
This is why allkpop writers alim17 and jennywill collaborated to put together some of the biggest trends of 2013. Check them out below!
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Dramas that deal with the supernatural
We think it"s fairly safe to say that 2012 was pretty saturated with time traveling, particularly between the modern era and something more like the Chosun Dynasty
It has been revealed that Cube Entertainment will take legal action against the netizens behind the spreading of malicious rumors concerning their artist duo Trouble Maker.
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Trouble Maker have been living up to their name by stirring attention with their risque concepts, but it seems some netizens took it too far by making false rumors look like facts being reported in an article, creating confusion.
According to Cube representatives, the perpetrator(s) presented the malicious rumors about a scandal between HyunA and Hyunseung and Hyuna becoming pregnant like a news article with the help of a mobile app.
A rep revealed, "We discovered the content containing the malicious rumors about HyunA and Hyunseung this morning
Can’t believe that Soompi Awards 2013 is more than halfway over!
You want to know who’s currently at the top, right? Scroll down and see the current standings, but don’t fret if your favorites didn’t make the cut. There’s still time left! Voting ends on January 13 (KST) so see for yourself who found favor from our global netizens.
And remember! You can vote via your computer as well as from mobile app LINE for the phone users. The results are equally weighted from pc and mobile platform users so both are important! ^^
Without further ado, the *results…
*there’s a high chance the voting numbers and artist rankings have changed since
HyunA and Jay Park will be performing at the 2014 SXSW Music Festival (March 11-16) in Austin, Texas. Their names were on the lineup when the third round of artists was announced on January 7.
SXSW consists of a series of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences, and is the largest music festival of its kind. It looks like James Minor, the general manager of the SXSW Music Festival, thought that HyunA would be a good fit after appearing with PSY in the megahit “Gangnam Style.”
The festival includes not just American artists, but also artists and musicians from all over the world, coming together in a showcase-style music festival. Music lovers will get the chance to see over big names and relative unknowns perform at venues throughout the city
On a twist on the traditional End-of-Year ′Best of′ lists, we′ve been asking you guys to predict the future instead!
If you haven′t noticed, we′ve been raking in the nominations since early December over in our ′Let′s Talk′ forum for multiple categories.
Some of you guys were a little overenthusiastic in your nominations (we′ve done our best not to count spam posts, and only count legitimate posts), but we′ve got the Top 5 nominees for the Top Scandal of 2014 category!
Read on and vote below!
Trouble Maker is Real
Many of you hoped this troublemaking duo would take their on-stage concept and make it real. Since Hyuna and Hyunseung locked lips and got sexy on stage a lot in 2013, perhaps 2014 will be the year they seal the deal?
Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye Date
Clearly, The Heirs had a huge impact in 2013, since many of you hoped that Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye would just date in real life too
“Radio Star” Kyuhyun recently suggested to HyunA that they do a duet together.
The December 18 episode of MBC’s “Radio Star” was a special about ‘obsessive guys,’ and on the episode, Kyuhyun said, “You say I obsess over non-celebrities? From now on, I’m going to obsess over celebrities. HyunA, instead of Hyunseung, how bout a duet with me?” and he did a little dance. Kyuhyun had gotten a reputation for only liking to date and flirt with non-celebrities from a previous episode of “Radio Star,” and alluded to this in this latest episode.
However, his fellow hosts shot down his hopes, saying, “compared to Hyunseung, your dancing is dull. It’s like a non-celebrity is imitating Hyunseung,” making the studio erupt with laughter
Big Bang members G-Dragon, T.O.P, and Taeyang as well as 2NE1’s CL scored positions with solo tracks on Dazed Digital’s top ten K-Pop picks of 2013, earning YG Entertainment artists four out of ten places on the list. Dazed Digital is the website of English fashion magazine Dazed & Confused.
Dazed Digital posted their “Top Ten K-Pop of 2013” article on December 11, highlighting ten K-Pop tracks which had enjoyed much popularity this year.
Big Bang’s T.O.P came out on top, proving that it is better late than never with “Doom Dada,” while G-Dragon took third place with “Coup D’Etat,” and Taeyang’s “Ringa Linga” was ranked fifth
Earlier this year, when he was a coach on “Voice Kids,” BEAST’s Yang Yoseob wholeheartedly agreed when his team member and winner, Kim Myung Joo, asked personally asked for a duet piece with Yoseob as her debut song.
Although it has been nine months since their run on “Voice Kids” as mentor and mentee, they have been keeping in touch and Yoseob has been giving his all to support Kim Myung Joo in her debut song..
Eight years apart, Kim Myung Joo born in 1998 and Yang Yo Seob in 1990, they are taking a shot at a remake of Park Sun Joo and Kim Bum Soo’s “A Man and a Woman.” Interesting to note is that Park Sun Joo and Kim Bum Soo were also mentor and mentee. The remake of the song will be released in the beginning of December
Trouble Maker is causing quite a bit of trouble with their couple hoodies, with netizens being inflamed by what looks to be an image of the Japanese imperialist rising sun. Their agency apologized, stating, “We apologize for not exercising more caution.”
A representative from Cube Entertainment spoke to OSEN on November 27, “The picture on Trouble Maker’s hoodies is not of the rising sun flag but supposed to be of flower buds. However, we understand why there might be misunderstandings, and we are sorry for not being more careful and meticulous about it.”
The trouble started when SBS MTV “The Show” uploaded a picture of the duo in couple hoodies on November 26, tweeting, “Purify your eyes with a picture of Trouble Maker, who showed us a wild stage on today’s ‘The Show
Cube Entertainment recently released a behind-the-scenes video of Trouble Maker’s “Now” music video on Youtube.
Giving their all filming in cold weather, we see a candid version of the duo: Hyunseung happily dancing between shoots, and HyunA being adorably amazed at the airborne camera during an outdoor shoot, telling the person shooting the video to capture the airborne camera, “as if they were doing something amazing!”
The video really displays the chemistry and friendship between Hyunseung and HyunA, making each other laugh between shoots, and taking polaroid photos for each other.
Near the end, Hyunseung, still on the set, leaves a cute video message for HyunA, who finished early and had already gone home: “I hope you, for my share too, take a nice hot shower, climb under thick warm blankets, stretch out, and sleep well
On November 7, Trouble Maker were the special guests on SBS"s radio program "Cultwo Show."
On this day, Hyunseung was asked about his ideal type in real life. He responded, "At the beginning of my debut, I had a definite ideal type. However, it is not so definite now. The girl I like at the time will be my ideal type."
However, the questions were relentless as the next one asked, "How about someone that"s HyunA"s style?" Hyunseung responded, "It"s charming. Greatly."
HyunA answered the question about ideal types with, "I don"t have a definite ideal type."
Trouble Maker"s HyunA and Hyunseung shared a behind-the-scenes story from their "Now" music video shoot.
SEE ALSO: Trouble Maker releases uncut music video for "Now"!
On the November 7th broadcast of SBS Power FM"s "Cultwo Show", the duo was asked about the filming process for the hit song"s much-discussed MV. HyunA revealed, "We were supposed to film our kiss scene while a fire was blazing, but it burned out too quickly. The mood was supposed to be set, but we weren"t able to pull it off."
Hyunseung added, "The fire was supposed to start while we were on standby, but it started when we were just standing around."
Watch the MV below to see if you can catch the scene they"re talking about.
Trouble Maker’s HyunA and Hyunseung opened up about their feelings regarding the risqué music video of their title track “Now.”
The two idols sat down with reporters on October 30 to discuss Trouble Maker’s comeback with the rated-R music video. Immediately after the video was revealed to the public on Monday, it became the number one searched topic on numerous music sites and news portals.
When asked how she felt about acting with Hyunseung, HyunA blushed and said, “It was embarrassing.” The female idol is known for her bright and youthful personality, which is a true opposite of her charismatic image on stage.
Hyunseung confessed, “It was very awkward. As it has been two years since we promoted as a unit, shooting intimate scenes felt embarrassing and awkward,” but added, “However, we are both from the same company and it is not our first time working as a duo, so we worked in harmony