BTOB’s Lee Minhyuk, Rainbow’s Oh Seung Ah and Surprise’s Kang Tae Oh have been cast in an idol special of KBS TV’s “Love and War 2,” according to the KBS Variety Department on March 11.
Kang Tae Oh will play the ex-boyfriend Joo Won who was dumped after a 7-year relationship, while Lee Minhyuk will play the romantic younger guy Hyun Woo. At the center of the conflict between the two men is Oh Seung Ah in the role of “heodang” alpha girl Soo Young (“heodang” is a Korean term for someone who is unexpectedly clumsy and easily confused).
This broadcast will allow viewers to choose between one of two endings by voting through SNS service KakaoTalk.
“Love and War” Idol Special will be broadcast on April 4 at 11:10 PM KST on KBS 2TV
EXO showed the power of twelve in the BTS photo for their "Coca-Cola
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The BTS photo shows EXO huddling up in a circle on the floor as they seemingly "growl" to let off some steam. Although they"re one of the top idol groups, EXO showed that at the end of the day, they"re just like many of us with their playfulness and energy on set. The boys also handed out beverages to the staff as the atmosphere makers with their singing and dancing.
A rep commented, "As we observed the set, we were able to confirm that EXO are not just talented and charming idols but fresh youth... EXO went through a hard trainee period and fulfilled their dreams, and we hope that many young people who are going through a rough time may realize their hidden potential
Thanks to the great success of “Something,” Girl’s Day has secured its spot as one of Korea’s hottest girl groups.
The girls kicked off their year by releasing their third mini album “Something” on January 3, and two months later, it is still in the top 10 of various music charts. For an idol group to maintain its position on top for such a long time is an admirable achievement, and even though the girls wrapped up their promotions at the end of February, their popularity has not faded away.
On March 10 at 7am, “Something” could be seen on the tenth place of Melon‘s Real Time Chart, and it also ranked eighth on the Weekly Chart. Despite the comebacks of 2NE1 and Girls’ Generation, “Something” has performed extremely well without nearly any changes in its position
Feeling the thirst, EXO headed on over the studio to film a drink commercial, showing off their playfulness as well on set.
The behind the scenes cuts were released of the Sunny 10 commercial that was filmed in February with the EXO members in Namyangjoo.
While they focused on the commercial’s concept when the cameras were rolling, the members turned into little rascals during break time, making shadow puppets against the walls, pretending to be dead, doing love shots with each other, juggling, and more.
The members didn’t keep to themselves, but made the atmosphere on set by interacting with the staff as well.
As I was watching on the set, you can tell that EXO are very talented and charming idols, but also very refreshing young men as well,” said a staff member
TVXQ recently showed pride in all of their idol juniors who were once part of their fan club.
On March 10, TVXQ were guests on the MBC FM4U radio show, “Kim Shin Young’s Hope Song at Noon” where they shared many fun stories.
During the broadcast, DJ Kim Shin Young asked the duo, “Besides SM Entertainment, which idol junior’s dance moves do you like the most recently?”
Changmin answered, “I talked about this with Yunho yesterday and we really like Sunmi‘s ‘Full Moon.’ The choreography is really good. The concept is clear too.”
Yunho continued, “Actually, we heard that Sunmi used to be part of Cassiopeia. We find out that quite a few people were part of the fan club
Rookie group GOT7 will be venturing out to the Japanese music market.
The latest project of JYP Entertainment has already signed a legal contract with Sony Music, one of the leading music companies in Japan, and will be kicking off their activities by holding a showcase titled “GOT7 Showcase 1st Impact in Japan” on April 4 in Tokyo at the Ryougoku Sumo Hall.
Since debuting on January 20 with their first mini album “Got It?” the group has quickly gained popularity both in Korea and abroad. Soon after their debut, they launched an official mobile site for their Japanese fans, and in no time, more than 10,000 fans registered for the site.
Moreover, GOT7 will be taking their first steps as idols on Japanese ground at the same concert venue as their labelmate 2PM, who also held their first showcase at the Ryougoku Sumo Hall, making the event even more meaningful
Idol group C-Clown‘s Maru recently posted a message of thanks to their fans in celebration of the 600th day since their debut.
On March 9, Maru posted on his official Twitter, “It’s already been 600 days! Time flys by so quickly. We were able to make it this far because of all you Crowns, right? We will continue to work even harder in the future, and we wish for only great days with our Crowns in the future. Thanks, Crown!” giving a shoutout to the group’s fan club, and in response to Maru’s message of thanks, fans replied with endless messages of support and congratulations.
Having debuted in 2012, C-Clown was particularly noted as the first idol group to come from Yedang Entertainment. With the death of the agency’s CEO last June, the group temporarily suspended activities, but they have since returned, and will be holding an international fan meeting this coming May
Did you like CNBlue’s latest mobile theme from Dodol Launcher? If so, you’ll enjoy 2NE1’s theme as well!
Dodol Launcher is a product from Camp Mobile where you can easily customize your smartphone. They teamed up with YG Entertainment to bring you a pretty nifty opportunity to customize your smartphone with all things 2NE1. Some of the special features include 2NE1’s photobook, ringtones, alarms, and not to mention decorating your keyboard and fonts and.. oh, the possibilities! (Go to the very end of the article for more K-Pop idol themes!)
Please note that this app is only available on Android. But, you came in here to win a CD? No problem! You can still participate
AlphaBAT may only be four months old in idol age, but the K-Pop group already has two singles under its belt and is currently dominating the rookie scene with latest track Tantara.
The tight-knit nine-member idol group recently sat down with enewsWorld for an exclusive interview ahead of its MEET&GREET with Mwave and talked excitedly about its comeback as well as all of the qualities – from A to Z - that make the group uniquely AlphaBAT.
Can you tell us a little bit about ‘Tantara?’
BETA: This is a track we prepared for a year and three months. Although the track was created a year and three months ago, we loved the song so much, we kept editing and re-editing it to the point that the composer hyungs got annoyed with us, saying they were never going to give us another track [laughs]
Kara’s Goo Hara looks lovely in her new advertisements for famous cosmetic brand “Estee Lauder.” The idol is a new model for the brand, and she looks great in her recent advertisements.
Goo Hara ties her hair up, but keeps some strands loose for a more wild look in the picture below. She is wearing a strapless dress with a unique design. The dress features intricate cut out patterns.
Goo Hara posted a picture on herself holding lipstick on her Instagram page on March 9 with the accompanying message “ESTEE LAUDER HARA PINK@ coming soon.” It seems that the Hara will have her very own line of pink lipstick! The actress is wearing the same outfit, but she is in front of a mirror in this picture.
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Now ten years in the business, the TVXQ members shared some of the idol singers today that they inspired.
On March 10, TVXQ went on MBC FM4U’s Afternoon Hope Song with DJ Kim Shin Young. The members said out of all the choreographies out there today in K-pop, they found Sunmi’s dance for Full Moon was the best.
“I talked about this with Yunho hyung yesterday, but Sunmi’s choreography is really nice. Very classy,” said Changmin.
Yunho agreed, saying the concept was pretty clear. “I didn’t know she would create a full moon with her hand.”
Continuing on the topic, Yunho said when he first met Sunmi, she told him that she was part of TVXQ’s official fanclub. “The number of junior singers who were in our fanclub is growing
Orange Caramel’s Nana confessed that she wants to kiss a boy idol.
KBS 2TV’s Hello invited Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Taeyeon, SHINee’s Jonghyun, Orange Caramel’s Nana and Lizzy as the guests for the episode to be aired on March 10.
During recording, the MCs asked Taeyeon and Jonghyun to sing their recently released duet, and the two received loud cheers after singing a duet without any music.
Then the MC asked Orange Caramel, “If you could do a duet with any boy idol, who would it be?” and Nana shocked everyone by saying, “I’d like to kiss one, instead of doing a duet.”
Tune in to watch the episode on KBS on March 10!
Photo credit: Newsen
Star Empire Entertainment‘s new four member vocal group “SoReal” has released a teaser image featuring ZE;A‘s Siwan from their upcoming debut music video “Heart Speaks.” The image was released on SoReal’s Twitter page on March 10 and shows a sad image of Siwan. The idol is under the same management group of SoReal, and his appearance should help the new group get more attention.
In the teaser image, Im Siwan is sobbing as if he lost a loved one. What can we expect from the new music video? Find out when it is released on March 13.
SoReal’s debut album “So Real Story” will be released on March 13. Below is the track list for the upcoming album. The four member group is composed of members Byun Jang Moon, Kang Sung Ho, Rhu Philip, and Joo Dae Gun
Always showing interest in Korean entertainment, Jackie Chan announced that he will debut a new male idol group called JJCC.
Sometime in mid-March, Jackie Chan will debut a five-member male idol group. The group consists of four Korean and one Chinese members in their early 20s with the average height of 180 centimeters.
Jackie Chan has participated in the planning process for this group from scouting, training, and even album producing.
“JJCC is a group that was born from Jackie Chan’s belief that Asia must come together in order to conquer the world. The group will be able to deliver completely different contents, compared to the basic idol group,” stated The Jackie Chan Group Korea. “Everything for the official debut has been completely. With so much sweat and passion poured into this, we will do our best until the end to provide a first performance that will leave a strong impression on the fans’ minds
The top 8 contestants for the music audition show “Kpop Star 3” have been chosen. The top 8 were chosen from the top 10. The top 10 was split into two groups of five, and the top three contestants of each group would move on to next round. The last four contestants face elimination, and the audience chooses who they believe should move forward to the live show. The top two vote receivers will move forward. The show airs on SBS at 4:55pm KST on Sundays.
Group A consisted of Sam Kim, Jjarimongddang, Kwon Jin Ah, Bernard Park and Almeng. Group B consisted of Han Hee Jun, Bae Min Ah, Nam Young Ju, Jang Han Na, and Something. Former American Idol Han Hee Jun ranked first in his group.
Here is the breakdown. Episode # Group Order Name Song – Original Artist Rank Result
15 A 1 Sam Kim That XX - G-Dragon Elimination Candidate Top 8 2 Jjarimongddang BrownCity - Browneyed Soul 2nd Top 8 3 Kwon Jin-ah See Through – Primary 1st Top 8 4 Bernard Park Words I Want to Say - Kim Tae-woo Elimination Candidate Top 8 5 Almeng Miss Cigarette - Song Chang-sik 3rd Top 8 16 B 1 Han Hee-jun Regrets - Kim Gun-mo 1st Top 8 2 Bae Min-ah Day by Day - As One 3rd Top 8 3 Nam Young-ju Behind You - Park Jin-young Elimination Candidate Eliminated
4 Jang Han-na Caution – Tashannie 2nd Top 8 5 Something 21st Century Chameleon- Self-Written Song Elimination Candidate Eliminated
*chart from Wikipedia
Below is Bae Min Ah’s performance of As One‘s Day By Day
Shinji of legendary dance group Koyote has opened up about her thoughts on marriage, a topic close to any woman’s heart.
On the March 9 episode of SBS’ “1000 Song Challenge,” many popular solo artists and idol group GOT7 participated in the playful singing competition.
Shinji caught everyone’s eye with her fresh and slim look, which she said is the result of her recent diet. “I have given up drinking, and am trying to stick to it,” she revealed.
As Shinji is known to be in a relationship with basketball player Yoo Byung Jae, MC Jang Yoo Jung asked, “Just asking, but are you not jealous of me?” referring to her being happily married.
“I have not thought about marriage plans yet
Name: 임승대 / Im Seung Dae
Also know as: Lim Seung Dae
Star sign: Aquarius
TV Novel Bok Hee (KBS2, 2011)
Poseidon (KBS2, 2011)
Sign (SBS, 2011)
Call of the Country (KBS2, 2010)
Father’s Place (SBS, 2009)
Partner (KBS2, 2009)
Spotlight (SBS, 2008)
Queen of Ahyun (MBC, 2007)
The Devil (KBS2, 2007)
Scandal Makers (2008)
Big Bang (2007)
Righteous Ties (2006)
The Unbearable Lightness of Dating (2006)
The Big Scene (2005)
Public Enemy 2 (2004)
Two Guys (2004)
Someone Special (2004)
A Man Who Went to Mars (2003)
Make It Big (2002)
Public Enemy (2002)
Guns and talks (2001)
I confess, I’ve been a bit of a Negative Nancy over the last couple weeks. It’s not good for the olde stress levels to be a cranky old bloke for so long. To remedy this rather long period of negativity, I thought it would be nice to talk about some of the positive stuff I’ve seen over the last couple weeks and stuff that I see a lot of future potential in. This however will mean delving back into my AOA Penguin theory.
Very Important Disclaimer Stuff: The writer is not really an expert at anything much and is just a mere casual fan of pretty much everything. The writer has been known to be rather weird and cynical at times. The writer’s opinions certainly DO NOT reflect the opinion of Soompi’s news team or Soompi as a whole. Trust me, the rest of the team is quite normal.
Mark My Word, AOA Will Be the Next Big Thing
About two weeks ago, I proposed my grand “General Theory of AOA Penguin-ness” and almost immediately it was swiftly ignored for the nonsense that it truly is
100% continued to live up to the title "Heart Is Racing" for their upcoming 2nd mini album with Chanyong
"s second teaser image!
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The teaser image reads, "Heart Is Racing. You can"t escape the time that stands still", and shows the idol trapped in chains as if he can"t escape a moment of heartbreak. His smokey eye makeup and blond hairstyle also gets fans" hearts racing in both thrills and curiosity of their concept.
100% will make their comeback as five members on "M! Countdown" on the 13th ahead of their mini album release on the 17th! Keep on the lookout for the next batch of individual teaser images!
as well as SHINee
have been cast as leads in the upcoming "Bonnie and Clyde
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Though this is Kahi"s musical debut, Key and Hyungsik were previously cast in last year"s production. The former After School
star as well as musical actress Lee So Yeon
will be playing Bonnie, while Key, Hyungsik, and Uhm Ki Jun
will be playing the charismatic Clyde.
The "Bonnie and Clyde" musical will start off on April 15 until June 29 at the BBC Art Center"s BBC Hall, and tickets will open on March 11.
What do you think about the matchups?