Hit or Miss: Song Hye Kyo in Jenny Packham at BJIFF 2014

Song Hye Kyo, who recently starred in the Chinese movie “The Crossing,” attended the opening ceremony of the fourth annual Beijing International Film Festival. “The Crossing” is one of fifteen films competing for the festival’s highest honor, the Tiantan Award.  For the red carpet event, Song Hye Kyo wore a black silk gown from the Jenny Packham RTW Fall 2013 collecti...

Announcing the Soompi Forums Easter Egg Hunt!

Happy Easter! This year, we’re happy to introduce our brand-new Soompi Forums Easter Egg Hunt! If chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks aren’t quite doing the trick for you, search for Easter eggs on our forums and win prizes including Soompi Shop gift certificates! Those of you who remember our Holiday Present Hunt (which we’ve been running on our forums for the past three ye...

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: And the Champion Is…

And the battle is over! After a long and heated match between GOT7′s Mark and EXO’s Lay, the champion of Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness was finally crowned… and that winner is Lay. Congratulations to Lay and all EXO fans! It was not a game without hiccups: A slew of spam votes contaminated the poll results early on, winding up in a 95-to-5 score in favor of Lay. In fact, we received ...

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: Championship Finals

It’s time for the final round of Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness! The Final Four match placed two highly respected dancers, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon and TVXQ’s Yunho, against two relative newbies. In the world of K-Pop, it’s often the newest stars that shine the brightest, so it should come as no surprise that the rookies displaced the veterans. Say hello to your champi...

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: Final Four

Welcome back to Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness! Intensity was the name of the game as the Elite Eight match-ups placed some of the most popular idols against each other in a heated dance showdown. Without a doubt, the fiercest battle of all was that between Mark versus Kai. GOT7′s resident martial artist, coming fresh from his surprise victories over Taemin and Kahi, went head to head against th...

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: Elite Eight

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness is raging on! The Sweet Sixteen battles were fierce as several match-ups proved to be almost too close to call, fluctuating back and forth between the contenders while the vote was still out. But of course, the polls ended on March 31, and ultimately eight victors were named as the Elite Eight: Bora, Lay, Yunho, Lee Joon, Gikwang, Hyoyeon, Kai, and Mark. Which of these d...

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: Sweet Sixteen

Welcome back to Soompi’s K-Pop Dance Madness! It’s time for Sweet Sixteen (and coincidentally, it’s also time for Soompi’s own Sweet Sixteen — happy birthday, Soompi)! Madness is indeed the name of the game as many established dancers were knocked out in the first round. If there was any doubt that fan voting would overtake objectivity, you could rest assured that, we...

Soompi K-Pop Dance Madness: The First Round

K-Pop is almost as synonymous with dancing as it is with music, and as such, most K-Pop fans can easily identify the best dancer within a certain group. Big Bang? Taeyang. EXO? Kai and Lay. And when it comes to the solo artists, we don’t have to ask who shines, because in this tidal wave of idol groups, if you were deemed charismatic enough to hold your own onstage, like Rain and BoA, then c...

20 Lovey-Dovey Real and Imaginary Couples

In matters of love, it’s generally considered sensible to focus only on that which affects us directly. After all, love is difficult enough to find and keep in one’s own life without having to worry about finding it for another. Plus, sometimes it’s considered rude to nose into the affairs of a third party. But sometimes, you have two people that you just know would be totally ri...