All Weekend Variety Programs Cancelled

Due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that occurred on April 16, weekend variety programs have been cancelled for April 19 and 20. KBS, MBC, and SBS announced on April 19, they would be cancelling all variety shows due to the continuance of the sorrow and mourning that is taking place throughout Korea following the Sewol Ferry tragedy. On April 19, KBS 2TV’s “Immortal Songs,” “Entertainment Weekly,” and ...

Shinhwa’s Eric to Make Comeback in “Trot Lovers” Drama?

Shinhwa member and actor Eric may be returning to the small screen! Eric recently received an offer to appear in KBS 2TV drama, “Trot Lovers” which is scheduled to air sometime in June following “Big Man.” He is currently reviewing the role and the details of the plot.  If he accepts the role, it would be his first new project since appearing in 2011 KBS 2TV drama, “Spy Myeong Wol.” “Trot Lo...

Akdong Musician’s “M! Countdown” Win Posted Online Due to Sewol Ferry Tr...

Akdong Musician won their first live music program award! On April 17, Akdong Musician took first place on Mnet’s “M! Countdown” with their hit track, “200%.”  However, the results were instead posted on Mnet’s official website since no episode was broadcast to pay respect to the victims and their loved ones affected by the Sewol Ferry tragedy.  A Pink came in second place as the competitor for fi...

I Heart It: K-Pop Instagrams (Apr. 13 – Apr. 19)

 Welcome back Soompiers to another week of snapshots from your favorite stars! Can you guess whose outfit was inspired by T.O.P’s “Doomdada” music video concept? Which celebrity went to Santa Monica? Thanked fans for treating staff with snacks? Took a photo with Michael Jackson‘s Hollywood star?  Flip through the gallery to find out! 2NE1 member Dara‘s look is inspi...

Fans of EXO and GOT7 Send Relief Goods to Ferry Tragedy Victims

Various fanclubs have shown their support for the victims of the Sewol Ferry tragedy. Fans of EXO and GOT7 among others have delivered relief goods to Jindo, where the families of lost children and rescued students are in. These relief goods include daily necessities, such as instant coffee, hot packs, blankets and tissues. A fan of EXO sent chocolate to the location with the message, “Pleas...

12 Must-Listen Songs for Spring Fever!

Spring is here! It should be. If not, something’s wrong! Like your location. Wherever you are, in the spirit of beautiful weather, whether you have it or not, here are some great songs to get you in the swing of things! Check it out: 10cm, Eric Nam, Akdong Musician, and more! jun2yng is a Soompi intern who loves spring, she thinks? Maybe? At least it’s better than summer.  Acoustic C...

Eddy Kim Cancels Concert Out of Respect for Ferry Tragedy

Singer Eddy Kim has announced the cancellation of “Eddy Kim’s Acoustic Café” concert due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy. His agency Mystic89 shared the news through their SNS on April 18, “The Sewol Ferry incident has resulted in many casualties. We decided to cancel the concert, as we think it is not right to follow our original plan. We send our deepest condolences and sympat...

Lee Joon Earns Recognition for His Acting on “Gapdong”

MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon can be called one of the few idols, who have successfully build a name for themselves in the film industry. After earning praises for this role on “Rough Play” last year, he has now made an impact with his character on tvN’s latest detective drama “Gapdong.” “Gapdong” is the first project of director Jo Soo Won after wrapping up the ...

Celebrities Volunteer at the Sewol Ferry Accident Site

As rescue missions continue and people continue to pray for a miracle for all the missing people who were on the Sewol Ferry to return safely, celebrities have begun to get actively involved in rescue efforts as well as volunteering activities. Actor and president of the Korean Rescue Federation, Jung Dong Nam has joined the rescue operations at the scene of the accident. On April 17, Jung Dong Na...

Kim Woo Bin Impresses in Reality Show Fishing Adventure

Actor Kim Woo Bin has been showing off his fishing skills in the latest episode of “Four Sons, One Daughter”. The actor is currently appearing alongside fellow actors Kim Min Jong and Kim Jae Won in the MBC reality TV show. The show’s stars have headed to the Gangwon Province countryside to become a large “family”. The latest episode features a fishing scene where Kim Min Jong went fishing with Ki...

B.A.P, EXO, VIXX and Infinite Fans Send Jindo Care Packages

A number of boy band fan groups have announced that they will be sending care packages to the southern city of Jindo, where families of those affected by the passenger ferry disaster are still gathered.  Fans of B.A.P, VIXX, EXO, Infinite and other artists have already pledged their support, sending packages in the names of the artists they support. A B.A.P fan club has announced it will send boxe...

Song Jae Lim Reveals That He Is Still Close with Kim Soo Hyun

In a recent interview with eNEWS, actor Song Jae Lim revealed the he is still close with Kim Soo Hyun, since their time together in the drama “Moon that Embraces the Sun.” When asked if he still is in contact with Kim Soo Hyun, he said, “Soo Hyun has been busy lately, so we haven’t talked as much, but we still contact each other when we can.” Song Jae Lim added, smiling, “He keeps changing his pho...

Bae Doo Na and Kim Sae Ron’s Movie Stills Released

Still photos of actresses Kim Sae Ron and Bae Doo Na have been released to the media ahead of the release of the much-anticipated movie, “A Girl at My Door”.  The movie, which is set to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival later this year, will also mark the directorial debut of filmmaker Jang Ju Ri. It centers on mysterious events that unfold in a small Korean seaside town. At the hea...