BoA Explains Lip Syncing on Comeback Stage

On July 29, BoA had a comeback stage on SBS “Inkigayo.” She performed the title song “Only One” and “The Shadow” from her 7th regular album “Only One.” However, excited fans ready to welcome BoA with open arms were soon disappointed to find out that she was lip syncing throughout her performances. BoA explained in an interview recently, “I have...

Japan Shows Interest in T-ara Controversy

Japanese fans are watching the situation involving girl group T-ara with great interest. Since the bullying rumors involving T-ara surfaced, the issue is being closely watched by the Japanese media. Hwayoung‘s injury all the way to the last day of their Japanese performances was covered by the media. In a phone conversation with SportsSeoul.com explained, “Not only is it popular in Korea but...

Song Ji Hyo Endorses Bobbi Brown

Song Ji Hyo recently signed up with a global cosmetic company as its new endorser. According to reports in local news agencies, the actress and “Running Man” cast member is the new model for Bobbi Brown. A sneak peek into Song Ji Hyo’s campaign for Bobbi Brown was likewise revealed. In the photo, Song Ji Hyo shows off her distinctive bright and healthy skin and embodied the envy of women in their ...

T-ara’s 7 Most Controversial Moments

The biggest news of the day was T-ara’s announcement of releasing Hwayoung from the group. On July 30, Kim Kwang Soo, CEO of Core Contents Media, said in a statement that Hwayoung would be leaving the group due to her “disturbing behavior,” based on the opinions of 19 staff members. Hwayoung refuted by tweeting, “Facts without the truth,” and fans have reacted furiously to her departure, as more t...

A Sneak Peek of Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy in Their Reunion CF Revealed

Kim Soo Hyun and miss A’s Suzy, who played a couple in the 2011 hit teen drama “Dream High,” reunited to shoot an ad in New Zealand for a clothing brand. The two young actors were newly appointed the endorsers for Korean clothing brand, Bean Pole. A photo from the soon-to-be released CF was recently revealed. Bean Pole is launching an “urban outdoor” campaign. The move to name rising stars Kim Soo...

Police: Both Nichkhun and Motorcyclist Responsible for Accident

Nichkhun’s drunk driving accident turned out to be caused by negligence. On the July 30 broadcast of SBS’ “Good Morning,” officials in charge of the investigation of Nichkhun’s drunk driving accident revealed that it was not the fault of Nichkhun nor the motorcyclist. It was due to the negligence of both parties. The police explained, “Even though Nichkhun and the motorcyclist were both driving at...

K-Pop Idols: The Ones Who Got Away

Following the controversy surrounding Hwayoung and other members of T-ara, the CEO of Core Contents Media, Kim Kwang Soo, announced today that they have decided to end Hwayoung’s contract with T-ara and CCM with no conditions. The situation has led us to research some of the past instances where idols have decided to (or forced to) leave their group. Click on the arrows at the bottom right of the ...

T-ara Fans Furious over Hwayoung’s Departure

Following today’s announcement of Hwayoung’s departure from T-ara, fans have expressed their frustration, demanding a clearer explanation for her sudden drop out. On July 30, Kim Kwang Soo, CEO of Core Contents Media, released a statement announcing Hwayoung will be leaving the group. It said there was no member discord, and explained the reason for her withdrawal was based on the opinions of 19 s...

14 Must See “Korean Mafia” Films That Will Make Your Eyes Bleed

Korean mafia is a staple of many Korean films. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what the cause of love for organized crime is. In any culture organized crime is depicted as being “cool” and “macho” in many ways. In the past, “Kim Doo Han” was a crime boss leader that actually did resist the Japanese annexation of South Korea, however his rise to power came after South Korea’s independence. “Kim Doo H...

[Exclusive] LEDApple Unplugged: Boys Talk about “Run to You” MV, Marine Look, and Emerald ...

Earlier this month, the five-member rock band made a splashing comeback with their new mini-album featuring a fun and addicting track called “Run to You.” Despite their exhausting schedule, the boys of LEDApple sat down with Soompi for an exclusive interview where they talked about their latest music video, concept, and a possible English track in the future. So without further ado, check out the ...

Big Bang’s Seungri Shares View from Stage During “Fantastic Baby” Performance

Ever wonder what it’s like to be on-stage with Big Bang? Well, in this video shared by Seungri, you get a short glimpse of the crazy atmosphere at Big Bang’s concert – all from the view on-stage! The video, roughly running for 2 minutes and 24 seconds, was shot during Big Bang’s performance of “Fantastic Baby” at their “Alive GALAXY Tour 2012” in Guangzhou, China. It is said to be filmed by Seungr...

Lucky Fan Receives a Kiss from 2NE1′s Sandara Park

This weekend, 2NE1 held their opening performances for their, “New Evolution World Tour” at the Seoul Olympic Park Stadium. During the show the ladies performed their previous hits as well as some special solo stages for the crowd. Member Sandara Park performed her 2009 song, “Kiss” for her solo stage. Prior to the song, she addressed the crowd, “Are you having fun? I’m having a lot of fun. You kn...

Shin Se Kyung’s See-Through Airport Fashion

On this past July 24, actress Shin Se Kyung garnered attention for her the natural and casual airport fashion she showed at Kimpo Airport on her way to Jeju Island for a cosmetic commercial. On this day, Shin wore a daring see-through top with black skinny jeans, contrasting her coy and elegant image, and instead showing her charming and captivating side. Also, the general consensus of fashion peo...

Kim Soo Hyun Cheers for 2012 London Olympics Athletes

Kim Soo Hyun is in London to cheer for 2012 Olympics athletes. A photo of the actor was revealed on July 30, showing him in London, England, alongside other “9 to London” supporters. It was also reported that he was spotted on July 27 at the Incheon International Airport, as he was departing. In the pictures made public, Kim Soo Hyun is seen rooting for Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan in the 400m fre...