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Idols Starring in Films for Second Half of 2014 Include T.O.P, Sulli, D.O, Dohee and More

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More and more idols have started to make their names known through acting, also known as ‘acting idols.’ ZE:A’s Im Siwan earned praise for his role in “The Attorney,” B1A4’s Jinyoung received a lot of love for his part in “Miss Granny,” and increasing numbers of idol actors are showing their abilities to act through dramas and films.

To start off, Tiny G’s Dohee, who was first recognized for her ‘dialect’ acting in tvN’s “Reply 1994,” will be taking a shot at a horror movie for the first time through “Tunnel 3D.” She has taken on the role of a mysterious girl who constantly lingers around a tunnel, and is planning to show her abilities to express emotions using her eyes, rather than speaking in this film

JYP Releases Fun “Exclusive Interview” for 2014 JYP Nation “One Mic” Concert

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Are you ready for JYP Entertainment’s 2014 JYP Nation “One Mic” concert? It’s coming up soon on August 9 and 10 at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, and the JYP artists have just released a goofy ‘exclusive interview’ video, raising fans’ anticipation once again for seeing all of the artists on the same stage.

In the interview, the artists have fun trying to name the concert lineup, their most anticipated performance, and the concept of the concert.

JYP head Park Jin Young said, “The theme of this concert is ‘One Mic.” It means the singers will sing in one microphone. Watching singers’ connected stages will be a point to focus on.”

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Park Shin Hye graces Japan during her '2014 Story of Angel in Japan' tour

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Park Shin Hye stopped by Japan for her solo fan meeting!

SEE ALSO: [Album and MV Review] Girl"s Day - "Everyday 4"

According to her agency S.A.L.T. Entertainment on July 22, Park Shin Hye met with fans on her "2014 Story of Angel in Japan" tour at Osaka and Yamano Hall, Tokyo on July 19-20. Park Shin Hye showcased her singing ability, performing six songs including her remake of Standing Egg"s "Breakup For You, Not Yet For Me", "Arm Pillow", "Pitch Black", and "My Dear". Park Shin Hye"s older brother and the composer behind "My Dear", Park Shin Won, also made a surprise guest appearance and played the guitar for Park Shin Hye"s performances.

During the talk session in the latter-half of the concert, Park Shin Hye chatted about "Heirs", played a "Cha Eun Sang impersonation" game with fans, and made mango juice

Seo In Guk and VIXX Chosen as Ambassadors for Korea Expo 2014 in Brazil

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Solo artist Seo In Guk and boy group VIXX will be the representatives of Korea’s entertainment industry for 2014 Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in August.

The two popular Hallyu artists were chosen to be the faces of the annual large-scale event for buyers and sellers of Korea’s rising IT and entertainment industry. The expo is organized by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).

This marks the fifth year that KBBE is being held. The previous ambassadors being Super Junior, miss A, JYJ, and 2NE1, the event targets also the fans of Hallyu.

Kim Byung Kwon, the Marketing Director of KOTRA, revealed, “With Seo In Guk and VIXX as the ambassadors, KBEE will offer the visitors the chance to experience Hallyu firsthand through various events

Lee Min Ho to Launch 2014 Global Tour in September

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Lee Min Ho will be hitting the global track!

Lee Min Ho′s agency Starhaus Entertainment announced on July 21 that "Lee Min Ho will be meeting with fans around the world through his tour in September. The tour has been planned to repay fans for their love from overseas."

The actor′s 2014 global tour will take place under the title Re:minho.

The title is meant to stand for ′Reboot Lee Min Ho′, representing how he will aim to embark on a new start with the tour.

The tour will start in Seoul, and land on Beijing, Tokyo and other main cities in Asia.

Future schedules will be announced through his agency′s official website.

Lee Min Ho has held global tours since 2009. His most recent global tour held last year in 2013 drew over 52,000 fans across eight cities

Yoona Graces the Cover of Fashion Magazine Sure

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Girls’ Generation member Yoona has landed on the August cover for fashion magazine Sure.

Yoona, who is busy with fulfilling her busy schedule by traveling between Japan, China and Korea, did a photo shoot in a quiet studio in Itaewon. While always displaying serious facial expressions or doing chic poses, Yoona ended up comfortably smiling. Yoona was said to have enjoyed the pictures that contained natural parts of her daily life, and she was actively immersed in the filming as she meticulously monitored herself.

All of a sudden, it is Yoona’s eighth year in the industry. While her flexible image is the same as ever, an aura of an actress whose expressions and emotions have deepened to the next level is mixing with her image. You can see Yoona’s “ordinary” and natural beauty on the cover of Sure’s August edition and in the “Dreaming Daylights” pictorial

EXO look smart in suits for 'Samsung Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Campaign Launch'

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The eleven members of EXO dressed smartly in matching black suits and Samsung Galaxy gear watches for the "Samsung Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Campaign Launch" press conference that took place on July 18.

EXO were named the brand ambassadors for the event and will be taking part in a concert series with many Chinese stars to promote the enjoyment of sports among the youth. You can check out some pictures taken at the event below!

SEE ALSO: Tang Wei compliments EXO on their professionalism on "Entertainment Relay"

Find the KCON 2014 PUZZLE PIECES and Win Awesome Prizes

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Have you noticed the little puzzle pieces all around Mwave yet?

Hopefully you′ve been collecting them - because if you can find all the puzzle pieces, you could win some awesome prizes!

With KCON 2014 coming up in August, Mwave is celebrating the annual convention with a special Puzzle Event!

All you need to do is look around Mwave and find the Puzzle Pieces featuring the KCON 2014 artists! Once you find all the puzzle pieces and finish one puzzle, you′ll be able to submit an entry on the KCON 2014 Puzzle Event Page.

You must be logged in, but once you log in to Mwave, you′ll be able to CLICK on the puzzle piece, which will automatically fill up the missing piece in the puzzle. Once you complete one puzzle, you can submit an entry to the event - if you finish finding the pieces, no worries - the puzzle will reset and you′ll be able to participate again!

30 random participation prizes will receive a random K-Pop artist′s signed CD, but the TOP 3 Participants, who finish the most puzzles, will win a Logitech UE BOOM Bluetooth speaker!

Head over to the page now to get starting on your puzzles!The event is open NOW and will end on August 5!

EXO Goes Minimalist at ′Fashion KODE 2014′

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EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16.

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Chan Yeol rocks a bowl cut

EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16.

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Kai keeps it chic

EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16.

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Se Hun would rather stare at Chan Yeol

EXO took over the runway for Fashion KODE 2014, held at the aT Center in Seoul on July 16

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA Decides on Film Debut Instead of Korean Remake of “Nodame Cantabile”

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In the end, YoonA, who received an offer to star in the Korean remake of “Nodame Cantabile,” declined the drama and will, instead, be taking on a Korea and China co-produced film.

YoonA recently notified the production company of the Korean remake of “Nodame Cantabile” (working Korean title “Cantabile Romance”) that she will not be taking up their offer. The idol-actress will be filming a Korean-Chinese production film titled “Zai Jian Ani” as the heroine, Ani. Ani is described as a bright, bubbly, and eccentric character. Taiwanese actor Peng Yuyan (Eddie Peng) has been offered the lead male role.

As for “Cantabile Romance,” Joo WonDohee, and Bae Yoon Sik have been confirmed for the drama

Shinhwa Rushing to Catch Up to Infinite in Semi-Finals for the 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship

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With the World Cup coming up, we here at Mwave decided that there′s been so many great acts lately in the K-Pop scene - so we′re holding our very own 2014 Mwave K-Pop Star World Championship!

We′ve only got one day left in the Mwave′s 2014 K-Pop Star World Championship Semi-Finals - and one team is racing to catch up!

Shinhwa, Infinite, T-ara and FT Island are the only four teams left in the Semi-Finals, with Shinhwa and Infinite in Bracket 4-A and T-ara and FT Island in Bracket 4-B.

Voting for semi-finals is currently open,from 7/7 to 7/17 , and in Bracket 4-A, Shinhwa is making a valiant effort to catch up to Infinite, though in Bracket 4-B, FT Island is still trailing behind T-ara.

Only one will move on from each bracket so get your votes in every single day!

The artists who reach 1st, 2nd and 3rd K-POP STAR WORLD CHAMPION will be awarded a special Gold, Silver and Bronze prize and we′ll also be awarding special gifts to 50 random participants!

Head over to the World Championship voting page now toparticipate!

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Vote for Your Favorite K-Dramas and Celebs for “Seoul International Drama 2014”

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Hey Soompiers!

Soompi is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting the voting for the Outstanding Korean Drama category for “Seoul International Drama 2014” [henceforth, written as SDA 2014] for the second year in a row! That’s right! If you were around for the voting last year, you’ll remember just how fierce and close the competition was.

Read: [Exclusive] “Seoul International Drama Awards 2013″ Winners and Performances from Kara, 4minute, B.A.P and More!

There are three sub-categories within Outstanding Korean Drama: Drama, Actor, Actress.

Your vote will decide who will take home the crown in the respective categories and the competition again looks pretty fierce with big names on the nomination list!

Vote here: http://www

Huh Gak & Eunji, Taeyang, and San E & Raina top Instiz chart for second week of July 2014

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The Instiz chart combines the overwhelming variety of charts that South Korea uses to rank music sales, and it"s also what fans use to determine whether their favorite artist has achieved an "All-Kill".

Check out the chart rankings for the second week of July (July 7 to July 13) below!

Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. Huh Gak & Eunji - "Break Up To Make Up" - 31,923 Points

2. Taeyang - "Eyes, Nose, Lips" - 22,728 Points

3. San E & Raina - "A Midsummer Night"s Sweetness" - 21,986 Points

4. Younha - "Umbrella" - 19,699 Points

5. f(x) - "Red Light" - 18,659 Points

6. g.o.d ft. Megan Lee - "The Story Of Our Lives" - 17,353 Points


SNSD’s Yoona Turns Down Casting Offer for Lead of ‘Nodame Cantabile’

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Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Yoona decided to turn down the lead role for Nodame Cantabile.

SM Entertainment told Newsen on July 14, “We received numerous casting offers and after thorough consideration we decided to turn down the offer.”

Instead, Yoona has recently confirmed to act as the lead of Korea-Chinese collaboration film Goodbye Ani.

Yoona has been discussed as the strongest candidate for the lead role of ‘Nodame’ in KBS 2TV’s Nodame Cantabile (tentative) scheduled to air in October. Juri Ueno took the role of ‘Nodame’ in the original Japanese drama, receiving a lot of love.

‘Nodame’ is a student majoring in Piano who has a 4 dimensional personality. As Yoona has decided not to take the role, attention has reverted to who will acting as ′Nodame′ in the Korean version of the drama

Shinhwa's Hyesung, Minwoo, and Junjin represent Korea in China's '2014 The Young The Future'

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Shinhwa"s Hyesung, Minwoo, and Junjin represented Korea in China!

The trio were in China on the 12th to represent Korea at the "2014 The Young The Future". The concert was held in Chongqing to give hope and dreams to the youth. Many fans gathered to see the Shinhwa members once they heard they"d be in the concert.

SEE ALSO: [Album and MV Review] f(x) - "Red Light"

Junjin MCed for the concert, and Junjin won over the audience with his usual amazing tact and wit. He also performed his songs "Love Isn"t Coming", "Painful Love", "WA", and "Hey ya". Hyesung was up next performing his songs "I Love You", "It Would Be Nice if It Was You", "Tic Toc Tic Toc", and "EX-MIND"