Mnet Producing a New ‘Blind’ Singer Survival Show

Cable channel Mnet will be making a call for the country’s best vocalists to participate in a singing survival show. On April 22, an Mnet official said in a phone call with MBN Star, “Mnet is producing a new show called ‘Battle of Master Vocalists’ (working English title), where the best vocalists from different genres will come together and compete.” They continued, “We’re in the process of casti...

Sangchu Returns to Duty After Being Released From Hospital

Rapper Sangchu of Mighty Mouth returned to his military duty after completing his medical treatment. A representative from the Armed Force Medical Command revealed that Sangchu was released from military hospital on April 8th and has since returned to his unit. This representative added that Sangchu has finished all his treatments and is currently carrying out his duties normally. Previously, Sang...

Salvation Army Explains How Celebrity Donations Will Be Used to Aid Sewol Ferry Rescue Ope...

The money donated to Salvation Army by numerous celebrities will be used to create relief kits. A representative from Korea’s Salvation Army has announced that they are in the process of making relief kits, which will include basic toiletries, socks, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags and other necessities. So far, celebrities like Ha Ji Won, Song Seung Hun, Ryu Hyun Jin, Jo Sang Wook, Jung Il...

Choi Jin Hyuk Looking Over Role in MBC’s “Fated to Love You”

Actor Choi Jin Hyuk is looking over a role in a new MBC Wednesday – Thursday drama titled, “Fated to Love You” as his next project. On April 23, a rep of Choi Jin Hyuk’s agency, Red Brick House, stated, “He has received an offer for a role in ‘Fated to Love You’ and is looking over the role optimistically.” “Fated to Love You” is a remake of the 2008 Taiwanese drama. It is a romantic comedy that p...

V.O.S Member Choi Hyun Joon to Get Married

Male group V.O.S member Choi Hyun Joon is getting married. On April 23, A representative of Choi Hyun Joon’s agency, Star Empire Entertainment, confirmed, “Choi Hyun Joon will be walking down the aisle at a wedding hall located in Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul on May 18. The details of the wedding, including the officiant, MC, and the guest singer, have not been confirmed yet.” The rep added, “It...

Gil to Leave MBC’s “Infinity Challenge,” MBC Releases Apology Statement

On April 23, MBC released a statement saying, “First and foremost, we bow our heads and apologize to our viewers. We sincerely apologize for worrying our viewers with the news of Gil’s drunk driving incident, which took place in the early morning of April 23.” “We are very sorry to inform our viewers with bad news especially during a time when the whole nation is under grief and having a rough tim...

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Hey Soompiers! There’s a pretty neat opportunity for those who are interested in makeup and beauty. bnt News International is offering a chance where five to ten people (nicknamed “bntgirls”) can become their official international beauty editors! Some of the responsibilities include posting weekly reviews on assigned beauty products, writing a monthly beauty column for the site, and promoting the...

EXO’s Baekhyun in His First Musical, Joined by Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and SHIN...

Following the news that EXO member Luhan is taking on his first acting role through a Chinese fantasy film, there is another casting news for fellow member Baekhyun! Baekhyun has been cast in his first musical, titled “Singin’ in the Rain.” It is produced by SM Entertainment and it is the first musical that SM Entertainment (through SM C&C) has produced. The musical is based ...

EXO Member Luhan to Take On First Acting Role in Chinese Fantasy Film

EXO member Luhan is venturing into the acting world! On April 23, Chinese media reported that Luhan was cast in the Chinese movie “Mid-Twenties” (working English title) alongside Wilson Chen and Zi-Shan Yang, among others, and this news was also confirmed with SM Entertainment. According to the report, “Mid-Twenties” is a fantasy movie about a 70-something-year-old woman who suddenly returns to he...

“You’re All Surrounded” Actor Cha Seung Won Makes Donation to Ferry Disa...

Cha Seung Won, star of hit drama “The Greatest Love”, has pledged 100 million won (roughly US$96,300) to a charity committed to helping the families and victims of the Sewol ferry disaster.  The actor’s donation was received by the Community Chest of Korea. A spokesperson for the charity said that the money would be used to provide valuable support for survivors and the families of the victims.  C...

Gil Apologizes for His Drunk Driving Incident

It was reported earlier that member of Lessang, Gil (Gil Sung Joon) was caught drunk driving and his license was canceled. On April 23, Gil was driving his Mercedes Benz G63 AMG on the Yanghwa Bridge near Hapjeong Station when he was caught drunk driving by the police.   Gil’s agency, Leessang Company, released an official statement of apology on April 23 saying, “Gil is currently reflecting deepl...

Han Ju Wan and Jeon Hye Bin Cast in Leading Roles for “The Joseon Shooter,” Jo...

The upcoming KBS drama “The Joseon Shooter” has finalized the actors for its four lead roles. According to a broadcast official on April 23, the four actors will be Lee Jun Ki, Nam Sang Mi, Han Ju Wan, and Jeon Hye Bin, to be involved in a four-way love line. “The Joseon Shooter” tells the story of Park Yoon Kang (Lee Jun Ki), who puts down his sword and learns to shoot in order to take revenge fo...