Infinite Collaborates with UNICEF, Following in Lee Byung Hun and Won Bin’s Footstep...

Hallyu group Infinite is working with UNICEF to promote the “2012 UNICEF Birthday Donation Campaign” (www.birthday.or.kr).  The campaign lets people “donate” their birthdays, so friends and family can gift presents to children in Africa and other places in need. Started last year, the campaign has been successful and supported by many celebrities.  Infinite hopes to make the campaign e...

Lee Min Jung’s Chubby Cheeks in Old Photos Stir Up Netizens

Actress Lee Min Jung’s old photos were recently uploaded on an online community and have been receiving much attention A still of Lee Min Jung playing Lee Na Young’s friend in 2004 film, “Someone Special,” was uploaded on the board with the comment, “no way, it’s just someone with the same voice, right?” The Lee Min Jung in the capture still shows a lot of baby fat with chubby cheeks, and some blo...

Past Photos Show 4minute’s Nam Ji Hyun Deserving of “Innocent and Sexy Dance” Girl G...

Past photos of 4minute’s Nam Ji Hyun have been revealed. On June 12, Nam Ji Hyun posted several old photos of herself on her twitter account, accompanied by the tweet, “I was excited during my university’s festival in May of 2008, and had makeup on by myself.  Now that I look back, it was slightly tacky.  I insisted on going on stage”. The old photos reveal a slightly chubbier Nam Ji Hyun with smo...

[Ceci] Beauty Brands Showing Favoritism? SHINee, IU, and Eugene Among This Year’s M...

Some of this year’s beauty brand-model pairings are perfect matches with the model and the brand’s image, while some are a bit more questionable.  There’s a back story for these castings, so we made sure to get the inside scoop.   The Body Shop Favor Musicians? Could the popularity of the show, “I Am a Singer,” be the reason for The Body Shop’s affinity for musicians?  Kim Yoon ...

B.A.P to Embark on Asian Showcase

B.A.P is setting off on an Asian showcase tour just five months after their debut. The band finished up their promotional activity for “Power” with an encore fan signing at the I’Park Mall in Yongsan, Seoul, yesterday.  Starting from July, they will be on a showcase tour around Macao, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan. The band previously announced that they will be performing with Girls’ Generation ...

[Exclusive] New York Asian Film Festival Tickets Giveaway!

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) runs from June 29th to July 15th this year, and we’ve teamed up with them to giveaway two pairs of tickets to our lovely Soompiers! The film is on its 11th year, and features an extremely diverse set of films that are guaranteed to keep everyone thoroughly entertained. Korean films are very well represented at the festival, with a diverse selection starting...

YG Opens Official eBay Store with Big Bang’s “Still Alive”

YG is the first Korean entertainment agency to open a store on the world’s largest online marketplace, eBay, and establish a distribution channel with a global user base. YG Entertainment worked with eBay Korea to launch their “YG Store” on June 7th with boy band Big Bang’s special edition album, “Still Alive”. With the launch of the store, YG opens up to a global audience in over forty countries ...

Jay Park Reveals Playful Polaroids

Jay Park amused fans with funny polaroids of himself.  The polaroids show him posing with humorous expressions, frowning and sticking his tongue out, and kissing random items.  From the looks of it, it’s safe to say he’s a New Era fan as he’s wearing New Era hats in every picture. Netizen comments so far include “He looks cute even when he’s being funny,” “Supreme New Era fashion,” “His playful si...

Lee Hyori’s Fashion Dilemmas for Upcoming “Awkward Event”

Singer Lee Hyori’s recent fashion concern regarding an upcoming event has become a hot topic.  On June 4th, the singer tweeted, “meet the author event. most awkward event of my life so far.  eek, meet the author event.  what are you supposed to wear to such events?  this is a first for our stylist team too” Lee Hyori recently published her first book, “Closer: The Story Started by Hyori and Soons...

Big Bang’s “Monster” MV Sets Record for Most Views in Shortest Time

Within a day of releasing the music video to their new song, “Monster,” Big Bang had over 3 million views on Youtube.  This is the most views a K-Pop artist received in record time, and by 7 a.m. of June 4th (KST), there were already 3,013,554 views. Individual member teasers building up to the release of the music video also received much attention, with a total of 5.9 million views; T.O.P’s teas...