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Spotlight: Park Yoochun, The Successful Idol-Turned-Actor

By in News posted Oct September 3rd, 2014 No comments
Spotlight: Park Yoochun, The Successful Idol-Turned-Actor Written by Joyce On September 3, 2014

With his boyish grin and smiley eyes, one would have expected Yoochun to always stick to the role of Prince Charming in rom-coms. Compared to thrillers and melodramas, rom-coms are much easier to navigate for an actor coming from the music scene. But instead, Yoochun has taken it upon himself to challenge his abilities beyond that of a mere flower boy, by selecting projects from a variety of genres such as action thriller Three Days, melodrama Missing You, and now, the at-sea film Sea Fog.

After four years in the acting industry, our resident JYJ actor has finally made his big screen debut in Sea Fog,opposite much lauded veteran actors

Casting Drama: Should Idols Act?

By in News posted Oct August 23rd, 2014 No comments
Casting Drama: Should Idols Act? Written by Joyce On August 22, 2014

In recent weeks, drama land has been filled with news of idols being cast in lead roles — Sun-hwa in Rosy Lovers; Rain, Krystal and L in My Lovely Girl; Soo-young in My Spring Day. While idols venturing into the acting field is nothing new, I doubt there’s ever been such a high percentage of lead roles given to idols.

While there are a handful of idols who have successfully proven their worth in the acting world (Yoochun, Rain, Lee Seung-giLee JoonSeo In-guk, etc), it’s not surprising that most idol casting news is met with a healthy amount of skepticism and unhappiness

10 Indie artists you have to listen to before Summer ends

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

We"ve hit the last stretch before the dog days of summer officially come to an end. Meaning, good-bye to carefree summer days, good-bye to shorts and sandals, good-bye to summer romances, and (with heavy hearts) good-bye to waking up past noon with neither shame nor remorse.

But we"ve still got a few weeks left, and what better way to keep summer vibes alive than listening to soothing Korean indie music? The following artists fall under the indie genre because they make music that is independent of major entertainment labels or studios.

We"ve included a list of our favorite Korean indie groups and their tracks. They"re perfect reminders of summertime lightheartedness and lazy days spent outdoors with friends or lovers.

Jungkey X "Alone" 

Junkey is a multitalented musician as he"s a lyricist, composer, and producer

'Music Bank' Highlights: SISTAR Wins Their 2nd Trophy On The August 1, 2014 Episode + Performance Recap

By in News posted Oct August 3rd, 2014 No comments

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Another week is here and "Music Bank" featured some of your favorite K-pop idols. Great stage settings and fan chants were all heard and seen on last night"s episode.

The stars who made their comeback and debut were Yenny (HA:TFELT) as she sang her new single titled, "Ain"t Nobody". Red Velvet made their debut as they performed their new single titled, "Happiness".

Your nominees for the night were SISTAR and INFINITE as they battled for the first place trophy. The winner for the August 1, 2014 episode was SISTAR for their single "Touch My Body". Congratulations to them!

All this being said, here are the performance recaps from last night.

Performance Recaps

Red Velvet

The anticipated wait is over regarding SM Entertainment"s new female group

'M! Countdown Highlights': B1A4 Wins #1 On The 10th Anniversary Episode + Performance Recaps

By in News posted Oct July 26th, 2014 No comments

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"M! Countdown" is back and this week the music program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The venue was at the Goyang Gymnasium; which many of your favorite K-pop idols entertained the audience.

On this episode, many of your favorite K-pop idols performed on stage. The stars who made their comeback were gorgeous ladies of SISTAR with "Touch My Body", Block B performed their new single titled, "H.E.R", and INFINITE made their come "Back" last night.

Your winner for the July 24, 2014 episode was B1A4 for their new single titled, "Solo Day". Congratulations to the guys!

All this being said, here are the performance recaps from last night.

Performance Recap


The hot ladies of SISTAR are back as they performed two of their singles last night

Music Core Producer Describes Changed Attitudes by Idols After Lip-sync Ban

By in News posted Oct July 24th, 2014 No comments

In the beginning of July, MBC announced that it would ban lip-syncing on its weekly music show, “Music Core,” with the show’s chief producer (CP), Park Hyun Suk, stating, “Those who do not sing on stage do not possess the basic qualities of a singer. We will thoroughly check the MR provided by each agency and get rid of the singers who only open their mouths.”

He had commented, “Out of the idol singers, there are times when only 10-20% of them actually sing live. In many cases, they perform to a recorded live version, which deceives the public into believing they are actually singing.”

The decision was made, reportedly, so that K-pop could keep up with global standards. While focusing on creating a powerful performance is important, so is the quality of the singing

Shin Dong Yup, Sunmi, Clara, and Hong Jin Kyung are a fierce family on the set of ‘Fashion King Korea 2′

By in News posted Oct July 23rd, 2014 No comments
Shin Dong Yup, Sunmi, Clara, and Hong Jin Kyung looked ready to compete with their fierce expressions on the set of "Fashion King Korea 2"!

SEE ALSO: Shin Dong Yup to be "Fashion King Korea Season 2"s MC

MC Shin Dong Yup was the man of the hour, getting the attention of Sunmi, Clara, and Hong Jin Kyung at the "Fashion King Korea 2" studio in Paju, Gyeonggido earlier this month. The MC and three celebrity contestants looked their best in matching black-and-white outfits and posed playfully for the camera.

Jung Joon YoungClaraBlock B"s Zico and P.OSunmiZE:A"s KwangheeYoon Jin SeoJo Se Ho, and Hong Jin Kyung will team up with designers Go Tae YongChoi Bum SeokHan Sang HyukLogan,Song Hye MyungKwak Hyun Joo, and Yang Hee Min for the fashion survival program

“Weekly Idol” Gathers Total of 100 Idols Including BEAST, A Pink for 3rd Anniversary

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

The MBC Every1 show “Weekly Idol” proved its power over the K-pop idols and personally invited 100 of them to come to the show to celebrate its 3rd year anniversary.

On the July 23 episode of the show, “Weekly Idol” has an ambitious project for its 3rd year anniversary wherein they personally invited the “100 Idols Who Graced Weekly Idol.”

In the preview for the episode, the “Weekly Idol” MCs Jung Hyung Don (Dony) and Defconn (Cony), who were the first ones to step on the red carpet, said, “‘Weekly Idol’ that was supposed to be on a six-week, short term show has finally reached three years. We’ve written a new history in idol programs.”

Then, the idols who were invited to the special 3rd year anniversary show--BEAST, CN BLUE, 4Minute, A Pink, Rainbow, BTOB, GOT7, and others popular idol groups–started visiting the program nonstop from morning until night

10 Female Idols Before and After

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

Last time, we covered "10 Male Idols Before and After". Now it"s time to talk about our beloved divas of the K-Pop world--the female idols! Sexy, cute, chic, and beautiful, K-Pop female idols keep us on our toes as they change their look on the regular and start stylish trends per comeback. But what were they like before K-Pop dropped a glam-bam bomb on their lives, and how have they changed to become their fabulous selves today?

Check out these 10 female idols before and after pictures and see the differences side-by-side before your eyes. You won"t believe how much they have changed!

I"m a big kid now!

The power of puberty and makeup can do wonders. While Girls" Generation"s Sunny, T-ara"s Hyomin, After School"s Nana, and Girl"s Day"s Hyeri were all innocent-looking cuties with their bare, acne-sprinkled faces, they all have blossomed into beautiful starlets with bombing figures and sexy eyeliner expertise

Mnet’s “M!Countdown” Celebrates its 10th Anniversary This Week with EXO, BoA, SISTAR, Dynamic Duo, and Others

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

This July 24 marks 10 years for Mnet’s “M!Countdown,” which started in 2004, and all the hottest stars are rolling out for the 10th anniversary live special, including EXO-K, BoA, SISTAR, Block B, Brown Eyed Girls, Dynamic Duo, Baek Ji Young, INFINITE, and others.

Check out the video below for the idol line-up!

Especially meaningful for the upcoming special is the appearance of BoA, who was the winner on the first episode of “M!Countdown” 10 years ago.

Korean representative rocker Jun In Kwon will also be holding a special congratulatory performance on the show.

Hosting the special will be Jung Joon Young and Ahn Jae Hyun

G-Dragon Sends Wreath for 3rd Anniversary of “Weekly Idol,” Leaves Out Jung Hyung Don’s Name

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

The MBC show, “Weekly Idol,” is celebrating its third year anniversary and various idols who have appeared in the show have come again to send their congratulations.

A total of 100 artists including G-Dragon, IU, BEAST, INFINITE, and EXO were invited to “Weekly Idol” for the special project in celebration of its third anniversary.

G-Dragon even sent a congratulatory wreath to the show which was posted on the official Twitter account of “Weekly Idol.” The show sent its gratitude to the singer and said, “TO. G-Dragon. We received the wreath you have sent to congratulate the third anniversary of ‘Weekly Idol.’ We would like to convey Cony’s sincerest gratitude and Dony’s sincerest jealousy. Thank you, loyal G-Dragon! May you be blessed

Big Bang G-Dragon Gifts ‘Weekly Idol’ with Flower Wreath with Only Defconn’s Name On It

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

Big Bang G-Dragon gifted Weekly Idol with a flower wreath.

On July 15, MBC Every1’s Weekly Idol revealed the flower wreath that G-Dragon sent over through its official Twitter.

Weekly Idol tweeted, “To. Honorable G-Dragon. We’ve received the Weekly Idol third year anniversary flower wreath that you sent over. We send over Conny (Defconn)’s sincere thanks and Doni (Jung Hyung Don)’s sincere jealousy to you. Loyal G-Dragon! Thank you! May God bless you.”

The picture shows G-Dragon’s flower wreath, which only shows ‘I love you Defconn, G-Dragon.’

It brings out laughter as it seems like G-Dragon left Jung Hyung Don’s name out on purpose, after G-Dragon and Jung Hyung Don ′broke up′ after they worked together on Infinity Challenge

ZE:A’s Im Si Wan Gifts ‘Triangle’ Staff with 100 Jackets

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

ZE:A’s Im Si Wan presented generous gifts to the drama staff members.

Currently acting in MBC’s Triangle, Im Si Wan presented 100 sun-blocking jackets to the staff members who have been filming under the hot sun.

The surprise gift was backed by an outdoor brand that Im Si Wan is currently modeling for. Im Si Wan also personally picked out the designs and colors of the sun blocking jackets.

An affiliate of the outdoor brand M Limited stated, “We heard that Im Si Wan wanted to prepare meaningful gifts for the staff members who have been spending busy days filming the project under difficult circumstances. So we decided to support it. We cheer for Im Si Wan’s passion, gaining recognition for his acting ability despite the fact that he’s an idol. We will continue to give our support for him

Tablo Says Haru′s Prenatal Music was Dok2′s Songs

By in News posted Oct June 25th, 2014 No comments

Concerning his daughter′s musical background, Epik High′s Tablo shared a bit about the music Haru grew up with.

On June 25, Mnet′s Show Me the Money 3 held its press conference at the 63 Building in Yeouido, where Tablo shared that Haru′s prenatal songs were Dok2′s songs.

"[Kang] Hye Jung really likes hip-hop. After seeing her listening hip-hop at a high volume, I thought, ′I can marry this girl,′" said Tablo. "Even when my mother-in-law is in the house, she plays hip-hop at a loud volume. Haru even listened to Uncle Dok2′s songs as her prenatal songs."

On his daughter, Tablo added, "Haru gets happy and tells me, ′Daddy, you go out often to do music these days,′ She′s sad that I don′t have a lot of time to play with her, but she′s very understanding since her daddy is enjoying his work

Jung Hyung DonDefconn Gift Infinite with Meat Buffet on ‘Weekly Idol’

By in News posted Oct June 24th, 2014 No comments

MBC Every1 Weekly Idol’s MCs Jung Hyung Don and Defcann decided to present Infinite with meat buffet for the first time on the show.

Being the first idol group to guest on Weekly Idol’s ‘this week’s idol’ corner, Infinite set the record by guesting on the show for the tenth time, living up to its name of being Weekly Idol’s ‘family-dol.’

When Infinite guested on the show for the 9th time, the MCs promised to present them with a meat buffet if they appear on the show for the 10th time.

Keeping their promise, the MCs set up a table full of meat for Infinite, and upon their arrival at the studio, the members said, “We are touched by Weekly Idol’s sense of loyalty.” Then the Infinite members started chowing down the meat all throughout the opening of the show, causing everyone to laugh

Teenage Duo Group 15 Does Not Want to Be Seen as Young

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

A teen duo fearlessly entered the K-pop industry.

Equipped with powerful vocal skills, 15&’s Baek Ye Rin and Park Ji Min fearless entered the K-pop industry, gathering attention for their exceptional singing talents.

Having debuted in 2012 with song I Dream, the duo made hits with Can’t hide it and Sugar, letting its presence be known across the industry. The two girls, who are shaking up the K-pop industry with their vocal skills and unique charms met with enews for an interview.

How was 15& in person?

Baek Ye Rin, who constantly played around and started jokes, and Park Ji Min, who silently accepted them, reflected image of girls in their teens.

When commented that she seems to have a gentle personality, Park Ji Min said, “I’ve contained myself today,” and laughed

Idols Shed Perfect Image for ′Running Man′

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

In a battle between Running Man members, idol group members did not hold back.

On June 22′s broadcast of SBS′ Running Man, SHINee′s Minho, Infinite′ Sung Kyu and Hoya, 2PM′s Chansung, CN Blue′s Minhyuk, B1Ar′s Jin Young, and SISTAR′s Bora joined the show as guests.

Despite their usually clean-cut and perfect idol image, the group members dropped everything to win against the Running Man members on a farm, which required them to roll and run around on muddy grounds while fulfilling silly but grueling tasks.

Due to the idols not holding anything back, they were able to deliver much laughter in the recent episode.

Saturday, June 21, 2014


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Whose Lips Do You Want to Kiss on Kiss Day?

By in News posted Oct June 10th, 2014 No comments
preview nextview 1/9 preview nextview June 14 marks Kiss Day, another just-for-fun holiday and, let’s be real – excuse - to celebrate love here in Korea. So, in honor of this fun day, we want to know which idol with the luscious lips you want to kiss on Kiss Day.

Flip through to see the nominees, and don’t forget to vote at the end!

Teen Top’s Niel

B2ST’s Lee Gi Kwang

EXO’s Baek Hyun

SHINee’s Jonghyun

CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa

2PM’s Nichkhun

Big Bang’s Daesung

Super Junior’s Choi Siwon

Idol Group Member Contestant Tugged on Lee Min Woo′s Heartstrings on ′Dancing9′

By in News posted Oct June 10th, 2014 No comments

Of the hundreds of dancers that auditioned for Mnet’s Dancing9, Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo said one of his idol group juniors remains in his memory the most.

On June 10, Lee Min Woo attended the press conference for Dancing9 Season 2, held at the CJ E&M Center.

For season 2 of Dancing9, it became known that several idol group members auditioned for the show, attracting much attention.

“Of course, they all leave an impression, but there was one idol group member that remains in my memory the most,” said Lee Min Woo. "These days, there are so many idol groups that there′s no room for them on broadcast."

“In the last recording, an idol junior came out and said said, ‘I really love dancing, but there’s no stage for me to stand on, so I came here to Dancing9

“Running Man” Members to Face Off with Idol Futsal Team, Including Members from BEAST, ZE:A, VIXX, and More!

By in News posted Oct June 7th, 2014 No comments

In celebration of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the members of SBS’ “Running Man” will be going head to head with an idol team in a futsal match.

On the upcoming June 8 episode, the idol futsal team will be composed of BEAST’s Yoon Doo Joon, Lee Ki Kwang, and Yang Yo Seob, 2AM’s Changmin, ZE:A’s Dongjun, B1A4’s Baro, VIXX’s Leo, and BTOB’s Minhyuk.

The idol team will be led by coach Seol Ki Hyeon, who was on the Korean national team when Korea made it to the semifinals in the 2002 World Cup. The Running Man team will be coached by none other than Park Ji Sung, who is no stranger to the show, and also ran with Korea for the 2002 World Cup alongside Seol Ki Hyeon