Winner Does It Again and Takes the Number One Spot of Billboard World Album Chart

YG’s rookie group WINNER (members Kang Seung Yoon, Lee Seung Hoon, Song Min Ho, Nam Tae Hyun, and Kim Jin Woo) continue their winning streak, having nabbed the number one spot on Billboard’s World Album Chart with their new—and first—album “2014 S/S.” The album was released this past August 12, and has been on a successful trip towards numerous victories on multiple music charts and music shows. T...

Kim Sarang Pens Deal with Brave Brothers’ Talent Agency

Actress Kim Sarang has signed a deal with talent agency Brave Entertainment, fronted by superstar producer Brave Brothers (also known as Kang Dong Chul). The actress, a former Miss Korea, is famous for her roles in dramas such as SBS’ “Secret Garden” and “The King and I.” Brave Entertainment has been looking to bolster its roster of acting talent of late, and has recently signed other stars, inclu...

SISTAR’s Bora is Tech-Savvy in New Pictorial for Nylon Magazine

SISTAR member Bora recently took part in a brand new pictorial for fashion magazine Nylon. This September, the Korean version of Nylon magazine will be celebrating its sixth year anniversary. Bora, who also shares a September ‘birthday’ with the magazine, posed for a photo shoot that will be featured in the upcoming September issue. In the pictorial, Bora paired up with the Samsung Galaxy Zoom 2—a...

Younha Appointed Ambassador for UN’s “International Day of Peace” for Two Years Running

Singer Younha has been appointed as goodwill ambassador for UN’s “International Day of Peace” for the second year running. This coming August 23, Younha will be attending the UN ceremony and drawing nationwide interest in the “International Day of Peace,” as a way of bringing people closer to achieving world peace. The “UN International Day of Peace” lands on September 21 of every year. It is know...

Choi Jin Hyuk Set to Enlist in Regular Army after Forgoing Police Role

Choi Jin Hyuk is set to enlist as an active duty military conscript, according to Korean media reports. The actor, who recently starred in tvN drama “Emergency Couple,” had looked set to join the Seoul police force as part of his mandatory military service. As reported in March, the star had passed an examination process that would have allowed him to serve with the police, rather than the regular...

[Breaking] Kim Hyun Joong Charged for Alleged Assault of Girlfriend

Singer Kim Hyun Joong has been charged for alleged assault and battery. Recently, Korean media reported that Kim Hyun Joong’s girlfriend “A,” whom he has been dating for two years, pressed criminal charges against the singer for repeated instances of assault and battery between the period of May and July of this year. An acquaintance of “A” said, “The two have been dating since 2012. After May, th...

Win Team B to Appear in New Mnet Survival Show “Mix & Match”

Win Team B, the group which finished as the runner-up to Winner on “WIN,” looks set to take part in another survival show, according to a news report. The show will be broadcast by Mnet, and will be entitled “Mix & Match.” The first episode is set to air on September 11, following the conclusion of “Show Me the Money 3.” According to the report, the program will involve all six mem...

[Exclusive] Win Free Tickets to Seoul International Drama Awards 2014!

It’s already that time of the year- the ceremony for Seoul International Drama Awards 2014 will take place on September 4 (Thursday) at the National Theater of Korea in Seoul, and we’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets! To win, all you have to do is follow the simple instructions below! Follow Soompi’s Twitter Retweet this article Comment on this page with your Twitter handle [Exclusive] Win...

11 Reasons You MUST Watch “The Three Musketeers”

We all know the basic premise of the classic story “The Three Musketeers,” right? So why exactly do we need to watch the latest re-hash of the classic  - this time set in Joseon Dynasty? I’ve got 11 very compelling reasons for you – so just scroll through at your leisure and be convinced. 1. This face. International star Jung Yong Hwa as a rather dense country boy. 2. This face. Jung Hae...

Lee Jin Wook and Yoo In Young Cuddle Up for Instyle Magazine

Entertainers Lee Jin Wook and Yoo In Young were recently featured in a pictorial for star and fashion magazine Instyle Korea, which was released on August 20. The actor and the actress feature in opposing roles on the historical drama “The Three Musketeers,” Lee Jin Wook as Prince Seohyun and Yoo In Young as his first love Jo Mi Ryeong. Though their characters loved each other in the past, their p...

Epik High to Make Their Comeback Soon with Eighth Album

Exciting news for Epik High fans! Earlier today Tablo shared on Twitter that the group would be making their comeback soon. EPIK HIGH 8집 COMING SOON — 타블로 | TABLO (@blobyblo) August 21, 2014 While no exact release date was given, it is great news to hear that they are coming back. It has been almost two years since they last released their seventh album “99” in October of 2012. Epik Hi...

B1A4 Shows a Glimpse into 24 Hours of Their Lives for W Korea Magazine

The five members of B1A4 revealed a side of themselves that has never been seen before for a pictorial in fashion magazine W Korea. W Korea spent a total of 24 hours with the group and was able to capture various aspects of B1A4’s time in Tokyo, Japan, as well as the behind the scenes story of their busy schedule, for the magazine’s September issue. After the group finishing up their performance a...

Super Junior’s Leeteuk Joins Instagram!

Not too long after returning from his military service at the end of last month, Super Junior’s leader Leeteuk has decided to create his very own Instagram account. This means that fans will be able to see more of Leeteuk’s updates through not only his Twitter, but his Instagram as well! So far, the Super Junior member has only posted one photo of a poster for the group’s upcoming “Super Show 6” w...

Star Empire to Reveal a Project Group with Nine Muses’ Kyungri and ZE:A’s Kevi...

Star Empire are planning their own version of Trouble Maker with their idol stars. Their co-ed group, which will be revealed in September, consists of Kyungri from Nine Muses, Kevin from ZE:A, and one mysterious newcomer member. Fans are already calling this project group Star Empire’s Trouble Maker, as the project group is also working with hit composer Rado. Rado has previously worked on T...