FTISLAND and CNBlue Leave Handwritten Messages to Fans

This is for you Primadonnas and Boices! On January 8, the boy bands of FNC Entertainment left special messages to their fans through their official LINE accounts. Scroll down for translations. Reading clockwise from the top left. FTISLAND This is Choi Jong Hun. Fighting in 2014 as well. FT Jaejin. Happy New Year!! Also please be healthy!! FT Minhwan. Please be healthy even in 2014~ Happy New Year...

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Suzy Meets Up with “Dream High” Teacher Uhm Ki Joon at His Musical

Suzy recently met up with actor Uhm Ki Joon when she went to see him perform in the musical “Werther”. Uhm Ki Joon released a photo of their meeting on his Twitter account on January 5. It was accompanied by the following comment: “How little time left. A picture with Suzy who came to see the ‘Werther’ performance. After seven years of performing, only four shows left. Let’s do our best to the end...

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Police Release Provisional Conclusion on the Deaths of Leeteuk’s Father and Grandpar...

The police department in charge of the investigation into the deaths of Leeteuk‘s father (Park Yong In), grandfather (Park Hyun Suk), and grandmother (Chun Kyung Tae) have released some concluding information about the case. According to the Dongjak Police Department, the bodies of Leeteuk’s father and grandparents were found at their house around 9:20AM on January 6 by Mr. Park’s neph...

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Lee Jong Suk Wants to Keep Hush Hush About Dancing in His Underwear for “Hot-Blooded...

On the December 5 episode of MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment News,” actors Lee Jong Suk and Park Bo Young were interviewed at the press conference for their movie “Hot-Blooded Youth.” During the interview, Lee Jong Suk commented that there was scene in the movie in which he dances in his white underwear. He added that he couldn’t explain more because it could be...

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Gary and Song Ji Hyo Are Jealous of Each Other’s Partner on “Running Man”...

Even when apart and with different partners, the connection between the Monday Couple remains strong. On this week’s episode of “Running Man,” each member of the show was paired with a guest, separating, to the dismay of many fans, Monday Couple Song Ji Hyo and Gary. Gary was paired with Rainbow’s Jaekyung, while Song Ji Hyo was paired with her “Fugitive of JoseonR...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – January Week 1

Happy New Year to all our readers!  We are starting the 10th year of our Soompi Weekly Music Chart.  At the start of every year, we review our existing chart sources and make necessary adjustments to keep it more updated.  There are three changes this year: Air Monitor (15%) is no longer a source since they have switched to a paid service. We have combined all TV Network music show rankings into ...

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Dal Shabet to Collaborate with Shinsadong Tiger for Comeback Song “B.B.B”

Six-member girl group Dal Shabet will be making a comeback in the start of the year, and the group will be collaborating with none other than Shinsadong Tiger. With the comeback set to the tune of Shinsadong Tiger’s song, fans can anticipate another hit song created by the famous producer. On January 3, the music producer wrote on his Twitter, “Happy New Year and receive many blessings in 2014~ Fi...

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[Exclusive] Interview with Dabit: Korean-American Singer and Soompier!

Hey Soompiers! Happy New Year! And to start off the brand new year, we bring you our first interview for 2014 with none other than the super-talented rookie singer Dabit who turns out to be own of our very own. Yes, he’s a Soompier like you and me! Dabit graduated from Berklee School of Music and was formerly a trainee at Choeun Entertainment to debut in the current idol group 24K. He left the age...

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[Soompi] Ultimate Staff Picks of 2013!

2013 is officially over, and with it comes a time of celebration and reflection. How many excellent artists, dramas, songs, shows, and albums have we been graced with this year? Sure, we have our excellent Soompi Awards 2013 to let the charts and the fans speak for themselves (and we can’t wait to see what they have to say). Still, our staff members hold some soft spots for various actors, s...

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