The stars took time off to go on late night rendezvous as well as support their fellow colleagues, and we have the photos to prove it in today’s Twitter Roundup.
B2ST’s Son Dong Woon tweeted an encouraging message to recent graduates along with a selfie, writing “It’s graduation season now!! Congrats to all the graduating B2TYs and even though starting a new life is scary, it’s better to keep challenging yourself than to not try^^.”
Yong Jun Hyung posted an Instagram video of his pup on February 12, writing “I’ll be back.”
SNSD’s Seohyun tweeted a photo with musical co-star Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and her fellow members who came to visit her at the show, writing “With our unnies who came to Kyuhwon oppa and Seoyeonwoo’s last The Moon That Embraces the Sun show~!! Thank you~ I was able to perform with more strength thanks to you unnies^^ Unnies!! They’re all mine!! ㅋㅋ
Girl group Stellar, which joins the growing list of girl groups who have moved on from the cute look to a sexier image, is pushing the boundaries of “sexy” with the release of the full music video for their latest track “Marionette.”
The music video features suggestive choreography and images, as well as the group’s revealing outfits. In order to view the music video, you must first acknowledge YouTube’s warning that “This video may be inappropriate for some users.”
Stellar will have their first comeback performance on “M!Countdown” on February 13.
What do you think of Stellar’s latest’s concept?
[He Said - She Said] Are These Sexy Girl Groups Actually Sexy? Tags marionetteSTELLAR
Girl group Stellar will join the growing list of girls group who move on from the cute look to a sexier image. Stellar released the video teaser to their upcoming song “Marionette” through CJ E&M‘s official YouTube channel.
The teaser is rated 19+ for its revealing outfits and sexy dance moves. Stellar had previously released teaser images of each member showing their new sexy image, but the teasers show that they will take the sexy image to the next level with their suggestive choreography. This new edgy image is a big difference compared to their last song, “Study.”
Stellar will release “Marionette” on February 12 and have their comeback performance on “M!Countdown” on February 13.
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Just listening and seeing idols on music programs isn’t enough for K-Pop fans, and that’s where variety shows come in to fill the void every other day of the week.
From idol groups headlining their own variety shows to programs dedicated to all things idol, there’s plenty of opportunities to catch K-Pop stars on the small screen, but we want to know which variety show you’re obsessing over.
We’ve rounded up a few popular idol-centered shows currently on air, so read on and vote!
After dominating the K-Pop scene in 2013, EXO has been charming fans with wit and personality upon landing its very own variety show on MBC every1’s EXO Showtime.
Arm wrestling, bowling, becoming baristas - you name it - the boys are up for the challenge when it comes to providing fans with a good show
“I Need Romance 3″ Episode 7 - 8 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This drama zips through relationships faster than a CW teen show. At this point, it’s like an American sitcom with 1-episode relationships except that instead of main characters dating quirky guest stars, they are dating other main characters.
Having said that, I found this week’s episodes a little interesting.
We learn that for the two months Sweet Potato has lived with Joo Yeon, he’s been her unpaid homemaker and caretaker while she’s been too busy to relax and enjoy a meal. She doesn’t really stop till the night she cries after disappointing her sunbae. After resting on Wan’s comforting shoulders for a bit, she suddenly perks up, announces that she’s hungry and rummages through the fridge for something to eat
With B2ST Lee Gi Kwang’s exit from the drama, Noh Min Woo is currently in talks of joining SBS’ God’s Gift – 14 Days.
On February 10, Newsen spoke with Noh Min Woo’s agency staff, who said, “We are discussing Noh Min Woo’s appearance in God’s Gift – 14 Days,, but nothing is confirmed. We will make a decision at the end of this week.”
For the drama, Noh Min Woo is considering the character, Snake, an idol rock group leader. After his brother taught him about music, Snake tries to make his brother’s dream come true, especially after his suicide.
As Noh Min Woo actually debuted as a drummer in the rock group Trax, fans are anticipating his performance if he takes the role.
Following the conclusion of A Warm Word, God’s Gift – 14 Days is a time-slip drama about a mother who goes back in the past to save her young daughter was kidnapped and murdered
Hyomin attended the press conference for the Japanese movie Jinx! on February 10. The T-ara member was cast as the lead actress in the romantic comedy, which centers around a Korean college student who studies in Japan and acts as a go-between for a fellow student and her potential love interest. Befitting the love theme of the movie, Hyomin turned heads in a pink Moschino Cheap and Chic mini-dress from the Fall RTW 2013 collection. The sleeveless wool dress features sequin and pearl trim, and is no longer available in stores. Hyomin paired the dress with nude patent leather Christian Louboutin “Bianca” pumps, creating a striking impression for a young starlet.
Moschino Cheap and Chic Fall RTW 2013
Christian Louboutin “Bianca” Pumps
What do you think? Did Hyomin strike the right notes with her pink outfit, or should she have chosen differently? If it’s a miss, explain why in the comments section below!
Tags Hit or missHyominJINX!!!T-ara
Emergency Couple Episode 3 - 4 Recap by Couch-Kimchi:
This week offered so much depth and interesting information about what really went wrong between Chang Min and Jin Hee. I know there’s more to see and we personally can’t wait to discover more. When two passionate individuals collide, we can expect a thrill like no other.
Tessieroo: Jin Hee inadvertently shocks Chang Min, he falls to the ground unconscience. Cheon-Soo rushes to his side. He’s placed on a gurney and his shirt is cut open to place electrodes on his chest. *stares, slack-jawed at Jin Hyuk’s massive chest*
Leila: Just as I thought, shocking Chang Min wasn’t intentional. I guess because of the urgency of the moment, all Jin Hee could think of is saving Chang Min
Park Yoo Hwan gifted the rookie employees with a round of coffee.
Playing Lee Woo Young, a rookie employee in tvN’s I Need a Romance 3, Park Yoo Hwan gifted 100 incoming employees of CJ Food World with coffee on February 7.
The actor has been forming a love line with Jung Hee Jae (Yoon Seung Ah) in the drama, receiving much love from the drama fans.
Before the first episode aired, Park Yoo Hwan made a promise to buy a round of coffee for the incoming employees if the drama viewership rating goes over 1%.
With the drama earning over 1% only after two weeks since it aired, Park Yoo Hwan was able to keep his promise.
The actor said, “My drama character ‘Lee Woo Young’ is a one-year rookie employee. I wanted to present the new employees, who have to keep themselves busy with work and love, a time to relax with cups of coffee
There are always too many drama specials that go by each year to keep up with all of them, but I’m definitely going to tune in for this one. It’s a sageuk one-act short for KBS’s 2014 Drama Special series called Funeral Singer, and Kim Yoo-jung (Gold Rainbow) is headlining. She’ll be reuniting with Seo Joon-young (Unemployed Romance) four years after they were both in Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child. I really adore them both so I’m excited to see them in something new, even if one hour is way too short.
The drama special comes from PD Lee Eun-jin of Anticipate Love and Don’t Worry I’m A Ghost, and is scripted by a newbie writer. It tells the story of a young girl who was born into a family of funeral singers in the Joseon era (they’re the people who wail the sorrowful song in the funeral procession through town for noblemen’s deaths)
After a certain amount of time, most K-Pop fans start to recognize the repeated comments and statements from others that send them angrily to the keyboard to leave a reply message or just make them roll their eyes in agitated defeat. Why do the same things come up over and over again anyway? Check out the list below that contains some of the most commonly made statements to K-Pop fans from those who just do not understand!
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"He looks like a girl."
No, he doesn"t! Yes, that is eyeliner... maybe some eyeshadow... but he"s clearly a guy. Look at those abs and masculine gaze--how could you ever mistaken him as a girl?
(Heechul - "Screw it, I"m fabulous
It"s no secret that we all have our own favorite music acts, but do you ever wonder who the music experts believe to be the top acts in K-Pop today?
That"s where "KPOPULOUS" comes in. "KPOPULOUS" is a segment that is aired through Arirang TV"s "Pops in Seoul" every week to bring you a fresh look at different acts in K-Pop.
SEE ALSO: Koyote go retro with teaser video for comeback with "1999"
Ten experts from various fields that represent the Korean music industry have come together to share their favorite music acts each week through "KPOPULOUS". Not only will you get to see exclusive interviews with the artists, it"ll all be in English as well!
Check out the episode featuring Koyote, and stay tuned as allkpop updates you with a fresh episode of "KPOPULOUS"!
The year 2014 has barely kicked off, but two talented male idols have already caught the public’s eye on the big screen.
These two young men are none other than ZE:A‘s Siwan and B1A4‘s Jinyoung, who have successfully transferred from the music shows to movie sets.
Known for his statue-like looks, Siwan made his conclusive breakthrough as Jin Woo in the box-office hit “The Attorney.” Even though his role as the son of a poor mother running a restaurant was not the leading one, he touched the viewers’ hearts with his realistic and emotional acting, earning praises from critics.
Despite being a fairly new face in the scene, Siwan managed to match the level of industry seniors Song Kang Ho, Kim Young Ae, Kwak Do Won and others
Happy Lunar New Year to all our readers.
Due to Korea’s Lunar New Year celebrations, not many singers released new songs. As a result, our music chart is quieter this week and the top three songs remain the same as last week. Girl’s Day’s “Something” becomes the first song to repeat as No. 1 this year. This week it further pulls away from Ailee’s “Singing Got Better,” which remains at No. 2. B1A4’s multiple music show winning song “Lonely” is still at No. 3.
There are two new songs in the top 10 this week. Moving up 19 spots to No. 8 is Hong Dae Kwang’s “No Answer.” It is the title track from his single album “The Silver Lining.” and is an acoustic guitar style mid-tempo ballad that showcases Hong Dae Kwang’s sweet voice
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6 preview nextview While most fans know her as The Ace on SBS’ Running Man
, it’s important to be reminded that before the fierceness and the hilarity she’s shown on the variety show, she is an actress foremost.
So as our Star of the Week, we look through her impressive track record. See if you knew it was Song Ji Hyo in some of these projects! Goong
This was Song Ji Hyo’s first drama ever, and she picked a good project to begin with.
In MBC’s Goong
, Song Ji Hyo took on the role of Min Hyo Rin, the crown prince’s sorta-girlfriend-but-not-really.
Of course, then things got even more complicated when the crown prince was forced into marriage with a girl and a love triangle was formed
On the February 9 broadcast of SBS’ “Inkigayo,” all attention was on which of the three girls groups up for the No. 1 spot would take home the trophy.
The three groups consisted of Girl’s Day, Spica, and AOA.
It was the first time for Spica and AOA to be a front-runner for the No. 1 spot since their debut two years ago.
Spica debuted in January of 2012. In January 2014, they made a comeback with their new track, “You Don’t Love Me,” composed by Lee Hyori. This is the first time Spica has been nominated for the No. 1 spot since their debut. The members of Spica were honored just from being nominated as they shed tears of joy when they heard the news.
AOA made its debut in July 2012. They released “Miniskirt” in January 2014
Hi Soompiers, Valentine’s Day is coming up! What better way to celebrate than with the forum community that celebrates love in its most ideal form? This year, we will have a friendly contest to determine which shipping team/couple reigns supreme!
The purpose of this contest is to introduce newcomers to the wonderful shipping communities within Soompi. We all want to know who your couple is and what makes them special, so show us your best text, photos, gifs, artworks, videos, and more! We will display some of the best content to give everyone the chance to get to know your couple.
The winning team will receive a special member status on Soompi which will be reflected whenever they post on the forums, as well as a special collection of avatars and banners. At the staff’s discretion, one person from the fandom may be granted limited moderating privileges to moderate within their thread
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk’s “Miss Granny” will be the first Korean movie of 2014 to break through the 5 million audience barrier.
According to the Korean Film Council’s online movie ticket network, the total attendance for “Miss Granny” stood at 4.9 million as of February 7, only 18 days after being released on January 22. On February 7 itself, over 200,000 people caught the movie in theaters, meaning that it is highly likely that the movie will break the 5 million barrier on February 8.
“Miss Granny” is a comedy film about a 74-year-old granny, Oh Mal Soon (Na Moon Hee), who gets the chance to return to her twenty year old body. She changes her name to Oh Doo Ri (Shim Eun Kyung) and decides to make the most out of her youth
Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion.
This is your Weekly High Five (Beta Version)!
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13-Year-Old Actress Kim Sae Ron Involved in Smoking and Drinking Controversy
JYP Responds to Wonder Girls’ Hyelim’s Plastic Surgery Accusations
Bae Doona and Jim Sturgess Spotted Together All Around Seoul
T-Ara’s Former Member Hwayoung Hospitalized Due to Car Accident
Tiger JK’s Father Passes Away Due to Cancer
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SM The Ballad Releases MV Teasers for Upcoming “Breath” Album
2014 Girl Group Rankings: SISTAR Joins Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 at the Top
CNBlue Announces February Comeback; Jung Yong Hwa Composed the Title Track
Sunmi to Host Twitter Q&A and Make Comeback on February 17
Best Friends G-Dragon and Taeyang on Fuse TV’s “Music’s 17 Greatest Bromances” List
-= Music Videos =-
Daily dramas are tricky. They’re usually 100 plus episodes, so many characters you need a flow-chart and are often based on family dynamics. The plus’s are they’re usually only 30 minutes long, which is very easy to fit into my evenings. Since I fast-forward through any parts of the story I’m not interested in – that leaves me with maybe 15 actual minutes of hard-core drama. *kekeke*
Melody of Love, airing on KBS caught my eye because of two of the actors. Baek Sung-hyun, who I remembered from “White Christmas” and “Queen Insoo” and Kim Hye-Ok, who always (and I mean always) plays the screechy, screaming (literally) horrible Mom. I decided to check it out and snoozed my way through the early episodes. Until around episode 30 when it hit me what this drama was about: Two sisters in love with the same man