Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Semifinals

Welcome back! The time is drawing near… we are now down to four guys and four girls! Who are the celebrities that you’ve picked as your ideal types so far? With the exception of the 2PM Nichkhun vs. EXO Luhan match, which ended with just a 9% difference in favor of Luhan, most of the matches in the quarterfinals round were more or less runaways. The results probably won’t surpris...

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EXO’s Chen to Sing for the Soundtrack of “It’s Okay It’s Love,R...

EXO’s Chen will be hitting the recording studio for the soundtrack of “It’s Okay It’s Love.” On July 7, one broadcast official said in a phone call with Daily Sports, “Chen will be singing his first solo song for the soundtrack of ‘It’s Okay It’s Love.’” The drama features fellow EXO member D.O, who plays the role of Han Kang Woo, a high school student who aspires to be a best-selling novelist to ...

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Taiwanese Singer Aaron Yan and G.NA Release Behind-the-Scenes Video and Interview for R...

Taiwanese actor and singer Aaron Yan and G.NA recently released a behind-the-scenes video for their “1/2” (“One Out of Two“) music video, featuring an interview with the two stars and clips from the set. In their interview, they talked about their experiences shooting the music video and their first impressions of each other, as well as how those impressions changed when they finally m...

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Henry to Hold “Fantastic” Comeback Stages on This Week’s Music Shows

Henry is set to make his comeback soon! His second mini album “Fantastic” will be released on July 14, and he will be holding his comeback stages on this week’s music programs: “Music Bank” on July 11, “Show! Music Core” on July 12, and “Inkigayo” on July 13. Henry’s new track “Fantastic” is a retro pop song with a vintage sound, and will be the singer’s first comeback in roughly a year since his ...

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2AM’s Changmin and 8Eight’s Baek Chan Give Singer Lee Hyun a Warm Welcome Foll...

On July 7, singer Lee Hyun received a warm welcome from 2AM’s Changmin and 8Eight’s Baek Chan upon his honorable discharge from the military. Changmin posted a photo of the three guys together on the morning of July 7, saying, “Lee Hyun! There’s no time to celebrate! We have to go record! I waited… an hour and a half.” In related news, a representative from Big Hit Entertainment, Lee Hyun’s agency...

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Kim Hyun Joong Drops Playful “Beauty Beauty” Video Teaser

Kim Hyun Joong has uploaded a video teaser for the song “Beauty Beauty,” one of the tracks from his forthcoming mini album, “Timing.” Although it is still too early to say, from the teaser it seems that the song will be a bright, dancey and up-tempo track. The video is playful, and shows Kim Hyun Joong pursuing a woman who drives off in a car, leaving him chasing behind in a taxi. He is also show...

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Boy Group 100% Sings of Only “U Beauty” in MV

5-member boy group 100% dropped the music video for title track “U Beauty” off of its cool summer album “Sunkiss.” The group already started its promotion for the album on the main three broadcast stations’ respective music programs this past weekend, showing off their improved vocal and dance skills. “U Beauty” is a refreshing dance track that will help cool off the summer heat, incorporating the...

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Kris and Film Director Xu Jinglei Deny Relationship Rumors: “Is This a Joke?”

Chinese film director Xu Jinglei and Kris (Wu Yi Fan) have denied rumors that they are dating. On her Weibo on July 6, Xu Jinglei said, “Is this a joke?” To Chinese media outlet Sina.com, she said, “It’s simply a rumor.” Kris also responded to the rumors, saying, “We are simply working together as a director and actor. We are not dating.” Previously, there have been speculations about Xu Jinglei’s...

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[Exclusive] On the Filming Set of KBS “A Song For You” with Super Junior’s Kangin, f(x)’s ...

Hey Soompiers! The Soompi Team was invited to the filming for the title sequence of KBS’ music program “A Song For You,” which took place at a studio in Gangnam, Seoul. Super Junior’s Kangin, labelmate f(x)’s Amber, and BTOB’s Sungjae were selected as the three MCs for the show’s third season. “A Song For You” is not just any music program, but is coined a “Global Request Show” as the content is l...

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[UPDATED: Ada Liu Did Not Explicitly Announce Relationship] JYP Entertainment Denies Chans...

On July 7, Chinese media outlets reported, “Ada Liu (Liu Yan), at a launching event for a friend’s project, personally announced that she is dating 2PM’s Chansung.” According to the report, she first mentioned that she had a boyfriend, and upon further questions from reporters, she revealed that it was Chansung, with whom she is currently filming a Chinese dating variety show. However, JYP Enterta...

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