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Jackie Chan’s K-Pop Group, JJCC , Releases Candid Video and Teasers for Debut

By in News posted Oct March 18th, 2014 No comments

JJCC (pronounced Double JC), world action star Jackie Chan‘s very own K-Pop group, will soon be making their debut!

The five members are SimBa, E.co, EDDY, San-Cheong, and Prince Mak. The first four members are Korean, while Prince Mak is a Chinese Australian citizen. The leader is SimBa, and both he and E.co used to be models. They will be in charge of rap. EDDY has already made his TV debut through the cooking survival audition program “Master Chef Korea.” In addition to his cooking skills, he also boasts completion of Jackie Chan’s stunt education. San-Cheong is the youngest and is from Daegu, and Prince Mak placed first on a Chinese music survival audition program. All members are in their 20s and are over 180cm tall. The group is managed by The Jackie Chan Group Korea

The group has released teasers and a candid video through its official Youtube channel

Which Star Hasn′t Aged At All Over the Years?

By in News posted Oct March 18th, 2014 No comments

As we mere mortals must deal with the pain of getting older each year, some celebrities seem to be immune to the aging bug.

We don’t know what kinds of potions these stars are using to stay looking young, but it’s working. And we want to know which star you think doesn’t look his/her age, so read on and vote below!

Jun Ji Hyun

After stealing Korea’s heart in You Who Came From the Stars, Jun Ji Hyun made headlines again when photos of the actress from 14 years ago resurfaced and proved the woman refuses to age.

Compare Jun Ji Hyun now at age 34 (Korean age) and then at age 20.

Vampire. That is all.

Won Bin

Won Bin is like a fine wine - he only gets better with age, as is proven by the fact that the actor is closing in on 40 but is as handsome as ever

BoA’s movie ‘Make Your Move’ confirmed for April 17th release in Korea & USA + Korean poster release

By in News posted Oct March 17th, 2014 No comments
BoA"s movie "Make Your Move" has been confirmed for an April 17th release!
It"ll be released in Korea and in USA at the same time. The movie"s BoA"s first Hollywood venture, and fans have been looking forward its release for a long, long time. The official Korean poster for the movie has been released as well.

SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] "Three Days" - Episode 2


BoA plays a character who is the leader of the dance group COBU. Derek Hough will be playing her romantic partner. The movie is directed by "Step Up"s writer Duane Adler, and Joel C. High will be the music director.

Are you looking forward to the movie?

7 male actors who don’t look their age

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

If you paid attention to the "Korean Terms All K-Pop Fans Should Know" article, then you know that there are such things as dongans and no-ans. As a reminder, dongan is used to refer to someone who looks younger than their age - a "baby face." On the other hand, no-an is used to refer to someone who looks older than their age.


A lot of people, like myself, are shocked when they find out the real age of a certain celebrity whom they presumed to be younger or older. So which male actors (some acting-dols) were you wrong about? Check out the list below.


SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] "Three Days" - Episode 2


Ahn Jae Hyun



I first encountered this guy when I watched "You Who Came From The Stars" in which he - very convincingly - plays a high school student! I thought, "Hey, here"s a fresh new face

Actor Lee Dong Gun Gives a Sneak Peek Preview of Upcoming Comeback Song

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

Actor Lee Dong Gun showed a preview of his new song at the recent FNC Family concert. On March 15, FNC Entertainment opened its first agency concert in Japan titled, “FNC Kingdom in Japan – Fantastic Day.” On this day, actor Lee Dong Gun sang two songs: “Sad Goodbye” and “Oh I Love You.” The actor released “Sad Goodbye” back in 2008 in his first Japanese album. Singing the first verse in Korean and the second verse in Japanese, the actor stirred up the crowd as the audience sang along to the song. The second song, “Oh I Love You” was actually a new song that Lee Dong Gun had finished recording two weeks earlier.

In regards to a future comeback as a singer, Lee Dong Gun stated, “I plan to release this song in an album this year. I am very happy that I had a chance to stand on an amazing stage like this

4Minute, Crayon Pop, and APink Will All Make Their Comebacks in March

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

March became a month of girl group battles as Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, and Orange Caramel made their official comebacks. Now, fans can add to the list of girl groups returning in the month of March as 4Minute , Crayon Pop, and APink will all make their comeback by the end of this month.

4Minute will return on March 17 with the release of their 5th mini album, “4Minute World.” The girls will make their comeback with their song “What Are You Doing Today?” once again working with producer Brave Brothers. 4Minute has been stirring up attention through the release of their teaser images and teaser video for their new song.

Crayon Pop will also be returning on March 29 with another fun song. As the girls garnered attention for their catchy and unique choreography and style, Crayon Pop’s agency stated, “The outfits for this comeback will seem familiar to Korean fans, while new to international fans because the outfits will have a Korean feel to it

Jackie Chan’s K-Pop Group, JJCC Reveals Video Teaser

By in News posted Oct March 14th, 2014 No comments

After recently revealing all five members, Jackie Chan’s upcoming group, JJCC (Double JC) has now revealed a video teaser.

The five members are SimBa, E.co, EDDY, San-Cheong, and Prince Mak. The first four members are Korean, while Prince Mak is a Chinese Australian citizen. The leader is SimBa, and both he and E.co used to be models and are rappers for the group. EDDY has already made his TV debut through the cooking survival audition program “Master Chef Korea.” In addition to his cooking skills, he also boasts completion of Jackie Chan’s stunt education. San-Cheong is the youngest and is from Daegu, and Prince Mak placed first on a Chinese music survival audition program. All members are in their 20s and are over 180cm tall

ToppDogg Gives Nod to Tradition but Plays By Own Rules

By in News posted Oct March 14th, 2014 No comments

ToppDogg is at the center of the flux of hip-hop idol groups currently taking over the K-Pop scene, but this 13-member clan isn’t about fitting a certain mold.

Just four months after making its debut withFollow Me, rookie group ToppDogg is back with Arario, a hip-hop track with a traditional twist, and they’re set on introducing global K-Pop fans to a new sound.

Mwave’s enewsWorld sat down with ToppDogg for an exclusive interview ahead of its MEET&GREET, where the group talked about its latest single as well as finding strength in numbers.

Arario is a track that contains a lot of Korean elements,” said member Kidoh. “We took Korean and hip-hop elements and switched it up ToppDogg style.”

While the song maintains a hip-hop baseline, the traditional pungmul (Korean folk music) band sound is brought to life through the use of instruments like the janggu (slim waist drum), gayageum (traditional 12-string instrument) and taepyeongso (double reed wind instrument), which are all showcased in the music video as well

Jung Joon Young, Ahn Jae Hyun, Paul Potts and More Invite You to Audition for “Super Star K6″

By in News posted Oct March 14th, 2014 No comments

Many stars have come out to support the auditions of Mnet’sSuper Star K6.” The auditions will continue until July, and the show should air in August.

Rocker Jung Joon Young and model Ahn Jae Hyun show you how you can apply for Super Star K via ARS. You call 1600-0199 and record yourself singing. Korean citizens can apply.

Paul Potts from Britain’s Got Talent also encourages you to audition for the show saying that he was discovered through an audition show.

Top actress Cheon Song Yi from popular drama “Man From the Stars” sent Manager Yoon to talk about the preliminary auditions in this hilarious video. Manager Yoon talks about how the auditions will be held across Korea and that the winner will take home 500 million won ($467,000 USD)

SUJU’s Heechul to Be the First Guest on MBC’s Chinese Variety Show

By in News posted Oct March 14th, 2014 No comments

Super Junior’s Heechul has been selected as the first guest to appear on MBC’s new Chinese variety show.

MBC’s True Identity of Idol (translated title) will be aired online weekly through Chinese streaming site Youku Tudou, YouTube and Korea’s Pooq.

True Identity of Idol is a new show designed to target a Chinese audience. The show gathered over 8 million hits over its two pilot episodes and was even ranked high in the chart for all Chinese variety programs.

An affiliate of MBC stated, “Encouraged by the enthusiastic response, we’ve decided to air the show regularly every week. Super Junior-M’s Zhou Mi, miss A’s Jia and Fei will be the three DJs and different hallyu idols will appear as special guest each week.”

True Identity of Idol will air the first episode on March 15 through Youku Tudou, featuring Super Junior’s Heechul as the first special guest

IU Says She Would Want to Be Reborn as f’s Sulli

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

On March 13, singer IU appeared on MBC FM4U’s “Jung Oh’s Hope Song Radio.” On the broadcast, DJ Kim Shin Young asked her if there is someone she would like to be reborn as.

IU replied, “There’s a folder of beautiful celebrities on my computer, and the person with the most photos in that folder is [f(x)'s] Sulli. In my eyes Sulli is the most beautiful out of all the Korean celebrities.”

She also pointed out on the program that comedian Shin Bong Sun and actress Han Ji Min as her celebrity look-alikes, joking that the three of them are “an inseparable trio.”

IU chose Sulli as the most beautiful Korean celebrity, but beauty is in the eyes of the beholder

Film “Venus Talk” Brings Korean Sensibilities to “Sex and the City”

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

Get ready for an emotional ride of ups and downs filled with laughter, tears, and raunchy honesty. “Venus Talk” depicts themes relevant to modern women everywhere, but with a dash of good-ol’ fashioned Korean drama. Here is “Venus Talk,” a story for women who aren’t afraid to take charge of their life.

The Characters and Set-up

-Independent TV producer Shin Hye (Uhm Jung Hwa)

Recently separated from her long-time boyfriend after he cheats on her with a much younger woman, Shin Hye’s love life is rekindled by a very young and handsome production assistant (Lee Jae Yoon). She can’t seem to get her hands off of him, and at the same time she tries to resist him as she struggles with their age-gap and rumors of their “scandalous” relationship circulating around the office

Girls’ Generation Members Share Their Thoughts on YoonA and Sooyoung’s Relationships

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

Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, Tiffany, Jessica, Yuri and Sunny were recent guests on “Radio Star” where they shared their thoughts on their fellow teammates YoonA and Sooyoung‘s dating relationships.

YoonA and Sooyoung did not appear on the show so the MCs kept asking the others about them and their respective relationships with Lee Seung Ki and Jung Kyung Ho.

Sunny said that YoonA and Sooyoung did not come on the show out of worry that they might be “ripped apart” by the MCs, for which they are so infamously known. But Jessica made sure to emphasize, “Dating is not a crime.”

When MC Kim Gu Ra asked if YoonA and Sooyoung’s public relationships allowed the other members to become freer, Yuri answered, “We want to be more free too

IU Wants to Look Like f’s Sulli in Her Next Life

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

IU named f(x)’s Sulli as the most beautiful female celebrity.

During March 13’s broadcast of MBC FM4U’s Hope Song, IU was asked, “Is there someone you want to be if you were to be born again?”

IU answered, “I have a folder in my computer for pictures of pretty celebrities, and the one that I have the most pictures of is Sulli. In my opinion, Sulli is the prettiest Korean female celebrity.”

Then the singer named Shin Bong Sun and Han Ji Min as the ones that look most similar to herself and said, “We’re the trio that cannot be separated from one another, even if we wanted to.”

Photo credit: Newsen

M.I.B and GOT7 Join ‘No.1 Artist of Spring 2014’

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

Joining and already brilliant line of artists, M.I.B and rookie group GOT7 have been revealed as the third lineup for Mnet M COUNTDOWN - No.1 Artist of Spring 2014!

The hip-hop group M.I.B consists of 5zic, Young Cream, Sims, and Kangnam, who is currently the host of Mnet Japan’s Jjang! and K-Pop Zone.

GOT7 is JYP Entertainment’s first boy band in since six years ago when 2PM debuted. The rookie group has been gaining much attention after debuting in January of 2014 for its martial arts performances.

The M COUNTDOWN – No.1 Artist of Spring 2014 will be held on April 2 at Yokohama Area with talented artists such as Supernova, 2PM, Girl’s Day, Junggigo, Soyou, Block B, Crayon Pop, Sunmi, and more to be announced

Jung Joon Young and Soul Dive Collaborate on Track in Support of Korean Soccer Team

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

Singer Jung Joon Young and hip hop group Soul Dive have released an official collaboration track in support of Korea’s soccer team ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

According to CJ E&M, Jung Joon Young and Soul Dive’s cheer song, “Always Reds,” was released on various online music sites on March 12 at noon. The song is part of the official album, “We Are the Reds,” cheering on the Korean national soccer team.

The song has a strong guitar sound, and features the harmony of Jung Joon Young’s vocals and Soul Dive’s refreshing rap.

A representative stated, “Jung Joon Young and Soul Dive connect with one another musically regularly. They were enthusiastic in response to the offer to make a cheer song for the Red Devils

Girls’ Generation Jessica Reportedly Dating Korean-American CEO, SM Denies

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

Following a report that Girls’ Generation member Jessica is currently involved in a romantic relationship, her agency, SM Entertainment, has denied such claims.

Local news outlet WOW-TV reported earlier that Jessica follows YoonA and Sooyoung as another Girls’ Generation member currently involved in a romantic relationship. It reported that Jessica is currently dating a Korean-American named Tyler Kwon (Korean name Kwon Nyoung Il). He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics, and is currently, according to his bio on Coridel Capital Partner‘s website, “the Chairman and CEO of Coridel Group, which consists of Coridel Capital Partners, a global alternative asset management firm; Coridel Entertainment, an independent production company and Coridel Foundation, a nonprofit organization that establishes children’s homes and promotes orphan care and adoption” He is a well-acquainted figure in the Korean entertainment industry already, as he came to Seoul last year for the premiere of the film “G

Hong Dae Kwang Strips Down for a Change in New Album Teaser

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

Solo male singer Hong Dae Kwang has released a tantalizing new teaser for his upcoming album!

In the video clip released through his official Youtube Channel, singer Hong Dae Kwang is initially shown looking dapper in a clean-cut suit. Unexpectedly and in slow motion, the singer proceeds to strip out of his clothes, leaving viewers wondering where this is going- innocent or dirty? It doesn’t help that the Korean word for “metamorphosis” is 변태, which also means “pervert” in Korean. The video uses the phrase ”변태중” – meaning “in the process of metamorphosis- to describe what Hong Dae Kwang is doing.

Hong Dae Kwang’s new album is the next part following his previous EP, “The Silver Lining Part 1.” Part 2 drops March 21.

Tags Hong Dae Kwang

SNSD’s Jessica Rumored to be Dating Korean American Non-Celeb

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

Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Jessica is rumored to be dating.

On March 13, news reports stated that SNSD’s Jessica is currently dating a Korean American named Tyler Kwon, who is currently working in the finance industry.

About the reports, SM Entertainment told Newsen, “We are currently checking whether this is true or not.”

A day before the news broke out, Jessica said on MBC’s Radio Star, “I will reveal my relationship if people find out.”

Meanwhile, SNSD’s Yoona and Sooyoung have gone public with their relationships with Lee Seung Gi and Jung Kyung Ho, respectively.

Photo credit: Newsen


Movie “Professional Mr. Baek” Starring Yoon Shi Yoon and Yeo Jin Gu Premieres in April

By in News posted Oct March 12th, 2014 No comments

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.

“Professional Mr