SM Trainees Mark and Donghyuk Give a Tour of Newly Opened SMROOKIES Website

This is just adorable.  SM Entertainment released a video of their trainees Mark and Donghyuk through their official channel to announce the opening of the SMROOKIES website.  SM Entertainment had previously released video teasers for their website, and now have opened it to the public. In the video the adorable Mark and Donghyuk bicker and joke around as they give you a tour of all the interestin...

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[To:ur Imagination] BIGBANG Invites You to Korea + Win a free trip to KOREA!

Hey Soompiers! What’s your Korea? How do you view the country? Is it a place where you want to watch the latest K-Pop performances, shop at the trendiest places, eat delicious food at the hottest spots around town or perhaps go on a small joyride in Jeju Island, one of the new 7 wonders of the world? Are you imagining? Then guess what. You’ve pretty much finished the hardest part to win a chance f...

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Jun Ji Hyun’s Kloud Beer CF Accused of Plagiarizing Gucci Ad

“Man from the Stars” actress Jun Ji Hyun has gotten caught in the middle of another controversy, this time with Kloud beer, for which she is an exclusive advertising model. There have been comparisons made between the recent Kloud commercial starring Jun Ji Hyun and a Gucci commercial with Blake Lively, bringing up questions of plagiarism. In terms of time, the Gucci ad was released much earlier, ...

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Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo’s “Temptation” Premieres Tonight + Stills ...

Kwon Sang Woo – Choi Ji Woo fans rejoice! The old “Stairway to Heaven” couple hits the small screen tonight in the first episode for the new SBS drama “Temptation,” following the end of “Doctor Stranger.” Stills of the first episode were recently revealed, showing Kwon Sang Woo and Park Ha Sun immersed in their respective characters, Cha Suk Hoon and Na Hong Joo. The two are at the beach, Kwon San...

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[Announcement] Vote for Your Favorite K-Dramas and Celebs for “Seoul International Drama 2...

VOTE NOW! Hey Soompiers! Soompi is proud to announce that we’ll be hosting the voting for the Outstanding Korean Drama category for “Seoul International Drama 2014” [henceforth, written as SDA 2014] for the second year in a row! That’s right! If you were around for the voting last year, you’ll remember just how fierce and close the competition was. Read: [Exclusive] “Seoul International Drama Awar...

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Weekly K-Pop Music Chart 2014 – July Week 2

Our weekly music chart has undergone a major change starting this week.  To make our chart more reflective of what is hot internationally, we are introducing “Soompi Airplay” as 15% of our chart score.  “Soompi Airplay” reflects the relevance of each artist by measuring the frequency of their coverage on Soompi each week.  We feel that this adds our own flavor to the music chart rather than just s...

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Lee Da Hae Welcomes Jo Jae Yoon to FNC Entertainment

Actress Lee Da Hae  has shared a friendly photo taken together with actor Jo Jae Yoon. On July 12, she left a sweet message on her Twitter saying, “The new face of our agency, Jo Jae Yoon~ She came to visit our filming location. Let’s be close from now on!! I love Jo Jae Yoon~”  In the pictures, the two acting stars are looking bright and happy as they pose for the camera. To sho...

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Lee Min Jung: “Lee Byung Hun Is a Wonderful Husband”

Actress Lee Min Jung has shared her thoughts on becoming a married woman and living together with actor Lee Byung Hun. On the latest episode of SBS’ “One Night of TV Entertainment,” the actress discussed her career as well as her reflections on the past year. Regarding her life as a married lady, she said, “Seems like I prepared a lot [for marriage]. I thought my daily life...

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Henry Is Officially Back with Long-Awaited “Fantastic” MV

Singer Henry is back with his long-awaited music video for “Fantastic,” the title track for his second mini album of the same name. The new music video, much to the excitement of fans, shows Henry with his violin once again, and takes on an interesting concept partially reminiscent of “The Matrix.” More of Henry can be seen through “Henry’s Real Music: You, Fantastic” on Daum’s mobile content pla...

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