Go Ara shows off her sexy and fierce side for the April issue of “W” magazine. Go Ara has recently come off a busy winter promoting two movies, “Papa” and “Pacemaker.” In a change of pace, the actress flew to beautiful Hawaii for a fashion photo shoot for “Lacoste” women collection.
SHINee is back and with a bang! SHINee has returned to the K-Pop scene in a year and a half with the mini-album, “Sherlock,” that is dominating the music charts. Fans have come out in record numbers, proportionate to their long wait, to support the group. On the day of its online release on March 19, the album and its song ranked number one for real time charts.
The long-awaited movie, “Introduction to Architecture” has placed first in the South Korean box office. Starring Uhm Tae Woong, Han Ga In, Suzy, and Lee Jae Hoon, the movie is about a second chance with first love.
The longest-lasting K-Pop idol group, Shinhwa, finally released their tenth album, “The Return” on March 23, and fans gobbled it up. “Venus” is the album’s title track and it was number one on online music charts such as Bugs, Soribada, Naver Music, and Daum Music as soon it was released.
For the April issue of “Marie Claire,” BoA shows off her sophisticated side. Wearing fashion that appeals to young working women, BoA channels her maturity and experience to exude confidence and feminine beauty. She also sports a different bold-colored handbag for each outfit and photo.
4minute revealed that during the promotion of their “Muzik” single, they put on three levels of eyelashes. Their usual performance outfits involve thick makeup and flashy clothing. For this “Vogue Girl” photo shoot, they tried a concept they always wanted to.
Ha Ji Won is well known for taking out tough female roles, as in the movie “Sector 7” and the hit 2010 drama, “Secret Garden.” Ha Ji Won sheds her tomboy image for Elle magazine’s April issue, surprising readers with her feminine beauty.
Lee Hyori has shown herself to be a fan of John Park and Busker Busker. On March 19, Lee Hyori posted on her personal Twitter account the message, “Personally, I want John Park or Busker Busker to appear to ‘You and I’.”
Se7en sent words of encouragement to Lee Seung Hoon, who is currently competing in SBS’ “K-Pop Star.” Lee Seung Hoon had picked Se7en has his role model and performed the singer’s recent hit, “When I Can’t Sing,” on the March 18 episode of “K-Pop Star.”
SXSW is an annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in the Austin, Texas. It brings together artists, industry insiders, and fans every year to discuss, trade information, and celebrate the arts and media. In the 2012 SXSW, a panel was held to address the question, “Do Music Moguls Know a Secret about K-Pop?”