Korean Production of “Nodame Cantabile” Holds Orchestra Auditions

The production team behind the forthcoming Korean adaptation of the Japanese manga and drama “Nodame Cantabile” are thick into the preparations for the drama. In addition to the confirmation of actress Shim Eun Kyung and Joo Won in the lead roles, an audition was held to fill in roles in the orchestra. According to a report, the KBS drama audition room had held around 1,000 applicants ...

AOA’s Seolhyun Unveiled as New Buckaroo Model

AOA star Seolhyun has been revealed as the new model for jeans and fashion brand Buckaroo. FNC Entertainment, the agency that represents AOA, posted a message on the group’s official Facebook site confirming the news. A photograph of the popular girl group member was also released, showing the star wearing black Buckaroo jeans and an off-the-shoulder blouse. It was accompanied by the caption, “Se...

[To:ur Imagination] Delve Into the Beauty Secrets of Korea with YouTube Makeup Star Michel...

We’ve previously announced that KTO (Korea Tourism Organization) is hosting two fun events for foreign fans: Event 1 (win a free trip to Korea or other prizes), Event 2 (simply share a video link to win an iPad mini or other prizes). Both events take minimal effort to participate, which you can see from our tutorial articles. Just click on the respective events for the easy 5 step process! For thi...

2PM’s Taecyeon Shows His Support for Fellow JYP Family Member Ye Eun

Taecyeon of 2PM showed his support for Ye Eun—a member of Wonder Girls—who has made a solo comeback as HA:TFELT. On July 31, Taecyeon complimented her new album on his Twitter, “The album quality is so high~ They are songs that try to show her own unique color rather than just appeal to the public. But do you know the feeling of having to keep listening to it because the quality is so high? P.S. T...

Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung and Jun Jin to Join BEAST, 4Minute, BTOB, Jay Park, and More for C...

Shinhwa’s Shin Hye Sung and Jun Jin will be attending the largest K-Pop concert held in China. According to their agency, Liveworks Company, on August 1, the two members of Shinhwa plan to meet their fans in China through the ‘K-Pop Crazy Concert’ to be held at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on August 2. It has been reported that the upcoming ‘K-Pop Crazy Concert’ will be the largest concert in Shenzh...

Are They the Same People? Netizens Are Surprised by Girl Group Members’ Changed Appe...

The life of a female star can be difficult due to the scrutiny one’s looks receive, especially in Korea. Celebrities use SNS accounts and homepages during their free time to communicate with fans, such as by uploading selcas and answering questions. Recently, the differing appearance of certain girl group members as shown through SNS has attracted netizen attention. For example, duo Seeya...

7 Reasons Why We Swoon Over Ji Chang Wook

In continuation of our celebration of the Seoul International Drama Awards, we have long-time Soompi forum member CherKell sharing why her bias is worthy of his nomination for the Best Actor prize.   Ji Chang Wook: Star of the stage, both large and small screens, MVs, CFs, and many magazine photoshoots. It seems that Chang Wook is still considered an up-and-coming actor in the K-Drama World, so I ...

Sunny Hill Makes Comeback With Pre-Release MV, “Once in Summer”

Sunny Hill has made their comeback as a four-member group with a pre-release track called “Once in Summer” from their upcoming album. The new track is a sweet little song about memories of a first love. “Once in Summer” is a collaboration between composers KZ and Gomdol, featuring a synth pop sound and the sweet harmony of the four members. This is Sunny Hill’s first time back with just four membe...

Ladies’ Code Struggle to Get Kissed for “Kiss Kiss” Teaser

After releasing a teaser image, Ladies’ Code released their first music video teaser for “Kiss Kiss.” The music video teaser shows the members puckering up and fighting a fierce wind to get s kiss. The video also includes some interesting choreography as large lips.  “Kiss Kiss” will be the girls’ first release since single album, “So Wonderful,” which dropped in February this y...

Can You Find All Eight Hearts in the “It’s Okay It’s Love” Logo?

There’s a secret to the “It’s Okay It’s Love” logo! There are eight hearts incorporated into the logo design. Do you think you can find them all? Calligraphy has been a popular style for drama logos lately, and the “It’s Okay It’s Love” design was done by calligrapher Jun Eun Sun, whose work is also featured on writer No Hee Kyung and director Kim Kyu Tae’s “That Winter the Wind Blows” and ...

Red Velvet Makes Debut with Psychedelic “Happiness” Music Video

SM Entertainment newest girl group Red Velvet has made their official debut with the music video “Happiness.” Red Velvet is SM’s first new group since the wildly popular EXO, which debuted roughly two years ago. The group consist of members Seulgi, Irene, Wendy, and Joy, previously a part of SM’s pre-debut team SMRookies. The name Red Velvet symbolizes the combination of sexiness and ...

Actress Lee Young Eun to Get Married This September!

Actress Lee Young Eun (32, Korean age) will be tying the knot this coming September 27! A broadcast official told TV Report on August 1, “Lee Young Eun will become a bride in the fall. The couple will be shooting their wedding pictorial next week.” Despite having an incredibly busy schedule in the midst of filming for the drama “High School King,” as well as “My Secret Hotel,” which will be airing...

EXO’s Sehun and Kai Shows Off Fresh Looks For Grazia Magazine

Grazia Magazine featured EXO‘s dancing pair and youngest members Sehun and Kai for the magazine’s new issue to be released this August.  The dancing duo’s theme for this photoshoot is all about youth, both being born in 1994 and taking the role of the youngest members in the famous boy group. Sehun and Kai also showed off their fresh looks and comfortably posed for the magazine l...

Park Bo Ram of “Superstar K2” Reveals Another Teaser Photo Ahead of Debut

Past “Superstar K2” participant Park Bo Ram has released a second teaser image ahead of her upcoming debut. On August 1, Park Bo Ram unveiled the new teaser photo through her own personal Instagram account. In the photo, you can see the singer flaunting her stunning profile and collarbones, as she is dressed in a shoulder-revealing top. As a contestant on “Superstar K2,” she had displayed a more p...