2PM’s Chansung: “Society Is Diseased”

2PM member Chansung, who in the past has been vocal about various societal issues through his personal Twitter account, continues to speak his mind. He recently tweet in the early morning of April 20 KST about the recent ferry tragedy, expressing his anger and frustration at the way people were taking advantage of the situation and the way the disaster was handled. In the first part of a long mess...

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye’s Lotte Concert Proceed Under Solemn Atmosphere

Previously it was reported that Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were caught in a dilemma concerning their April 18 concert from the “Hallyu Star Family Concert”  series put on by Lotte at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium. Lee Minho and Park Shin Hye, in addition to the other stars in attendance, requested that the event be postponed in light of the recent Korean ferry tragedy, but Lotte obje...

Quiz: What Role Would You Play in a K-Pop Group?

Version 2.0 (Original) As fans we have all fantasized about what it would it be like to be a part of the idol world. Wouldn’t it be fun to be dolled up, wear the hottest clothes, and perform in front of thousands of adoring fans? If you were an idol, what role in the group would you play? Would you be the talented main vocal, the beautiful visual, or the responsible leader?  Take this quiz to find...

Compilation of Nam Gyu Ri’s Selcas Create a Buzz

Nam Gyu Ri’s selcas are drawing attention of many fans and netizens. On April 8, the singer and actress posted on the Twitter account, “I’m on my way to Busan,” along with a selca. The photos she posted reveal Nam Gyu Ri with her goddess-like looks and her dazzling smile. After her selcas were revealed, the previous selcas she revealed resurfaced online. Nam Gyu Ri has been known to give status up...

Yoon Jong Shin Accidently Retweets a Controversial Tweet Regarding Sewol Ferry Incident

Yoon Jong Shin deleted a retweet that was posted on his Twitter account without his intention. The singer and producer Tweeted at 2 AM, KST on April 19, “There was a post that was retweeted, but I did not do it. It has been deleted.”  He added, “42 minutes ago, I didn’t even touch my cell phone. Hmm… I felt careful and difficult about saying anything, so I was not able to follow tweets or even the...

20-Something Male Actors + Older Female Actresses = Boys into Men?

This is how boys became men. With their baby face charms 20-something male actors are partnering up with actresses who are significantly older and displaying romance that is more intense than anything we’ve imagined. Their sometimes innocent and sometimes reckless ways of expressing love cause female viewers to have butterflies in their stomachs. One of the hottest “younger man” is Yoo Ah In in JT...

Song Seung Hun Donates 100 Million Won to Sewol Ferry Rescue Operations

Actor Song Seung Hun has assisted in the rescue operations of currently missing people of the Sewol Ferry tragedy. To help the families of both the deceased and rescued, the actor has donated 100 million won (~100,000 USD) to those in need through the Salvation Army. Song Seung Hun, who is currently residing abroad, decided to contribute after hearing the miserable news of the tragedy. The Salvati...

When Will Won Bin and Han Ga In’s “Success Dilemma” End?

The gap in Won Bin and Han Ga In’s acting career is growing longer. Although they are continuously considered every time a new film or a drama is produced, both actors have been unable to select their new project, and their hiatus has already lasted for 3-4 years.  Won Bin demonstrated his influence in the box office through his role in the 2010 film “The Man From Nowhere.” He was showered with di...

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...