FNC Entertainment Establishes “Global Centers” to Train Overseas Artists

FNC Entertainment moves towards spreading its influence in the entertainment business further. According to a report on August 5 , the management agency behind the careers of FT Island, CNBlue, Juniel, AOA, and N.Flying is in the works of establishing training institutions it calls “global centers,” in affiliation with FNC Academy. The primary aim of the FNC Global Centers is to become...

Second Spin: Welcome to the “Paradise” of INFINITE’s Underrated Tracks

Second Spin puts the spotlight on songs that have remained out of it. It’s the chance to showcase some of the unpromoted tracks that are overshadowed by the signature songs in the featured artists’ discography. INFINITE comes across as one of the hardest working groups in K-Pop, releasing singles and album cuts in rapid succession and frequently going on a promotional schedule that keep Inspirits ...

Korean Production of “Nodame Cantabile” Holds Orchestra Auditions

The production team behind the forthcoming Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga and drama “Nodame Cantabile” are thick into the preparations for the drama. In addition to the confirmation of actress Shim Eun Kyung and Joo Won in the lead roles, an audition was held to fill in roles in the orchestra. According to a report, the KBS drama audition room had held around 1,000 applicants ...

Jun Ji Hyun Is Modern Classic in “Vogue Magazine”

Jun Ji Hyun proves once again her star power. On July 21, the “Man from the Stars” actress reveals a pictorial she did for “Vogue Magazine.”  The photo spread is in conjunction with contemporary accessories brand Rouge (rouge & lounge), showcasing Jun Ji Hyun as the inspiration for their latest collection. It is reported that the shoot’s staff and stylists made th...

IU Records with Veteran Singer Kim Chang Wan for Remake Album

IU will be singing with music industry veteran Kim Chang Wan in her new remakes album. According to a report in a news agency on May 7, the 21-year-old singer collaborated with her 60-year-old senior and recorded a duet. An industry official is quoted, saying, “IU recorded a duet with Kim Chang Wan middle of last month. This recording will be released in the middle of this month, within IU&#...

Im Siwan and Lee Joon Elevate “Acting Idol” Status

It is no longer unusual today to see K-Pop idols crossing over to acting. With their influx in a different aspect of the entertainment industry, some observers have looked upon idols acting with skepticism and negativity. Many believe casting popular idols in dramas and films is only a tactic to gain viewership but does not add value. However, past and recent work by acting idols Im Siwan and Lee ...

Second Spin: Put Your Hands Up for 2PM’s Underrated Tracks

Second Spin puts the spotlight on songs that have remained out of it. It’s the chance to showcase some of the unpromoted tracks that are overshadowed by the signature songs in the featured artists’ discography. 2PM’s claim to fame in the fierce and competitive K-Pop scene is undoubtedly sex appeal and the unabashed way they deal with manlier, sensual concepts. All tall and well-built, the 2PM memb...