K-Pop Artists Share Their Lunar New Year Greeting Videos

Did you have a good Lunar New Year? In celebration of the holiday, also known as Seollal in Korea, many K-Pop artists have released their special videos for the day. Watch Lunar New Year greetings by BEAST, 2AM, FTISLAND‘s Lee Hong Ki,  A Pink, B1A4, Teen Top, MBLAQ, Rainbow Blaxx, Hello Venus, BESTie, Pro-C, Infinite and Tasty Also see:   Lunar New Year Special: Do You Know Your Hanbok? How...

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4-Part Series “Idol Battle” Pits Rookie Groups Against One Another

Cable channel Mnet’s new show, “Idol Battle – 2014 I’m a Star Too,” aired its first broadcast on January 16. “Idol Battle” will air for four weeks every Thursday at 7:30 PM KST, directly after Mnet “M! Countdown” at 6:00 PM. Each episode will feature two rookie idol groups battling it out for a cash prize to be donated to charity in their name.  PD Jang Choong Ik, who’s in charge of “I...

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90s Line from Rainbow, AOA, Hello Venus, and Others Take the Stage

Ji Sook of the girl group “Rainbow” recently posted a photo with her so-called girl group  ”90s Line” – formed with female idols born in 1990. She uploaded the picture on January 7 to her Twitter account with the following comment: “This is the girl group “90s Line”. With me Ji Sook, Alice, Choa, Hyemi, Hyeyeon, Da In, and Jinju! If you wanna see these “year of the horse” g...

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Stress and Burden for Girl Groups Preparing Aerobic Routines for New Years’ “Idol Star Oly...

Apparently, there is much stress and burden for the upcoming New Years special of “Idol Star Olympics.” Many are familiar with the program as they get to see their favorite K-Pop idols battle it out on the sports arena. However, agencies can only sigh a breath of concern as their artists begin preparing for the possibly injury filled event. MBC’s upcoming “Idol Star Olympic” will record on Januar...

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2013 SBS Gayo Daejun Performances

This year’s SBS Gayo Daejun was likely the most anticipated of all the year end music festivals, having many hyped up special stages. Girl’s Day and A Pink exchanged song, as they performed “No No No” and “Expectation.” Pre-deubt boyband SEVENTEEN joined their label mate Hello Venus for “Do You Want Some Tea.” TaeTiSeo and EXO members performed ̶...

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[Live Blog] 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun – Redefining The Meaning Of Extravagance

Welcome to Soompi’s live recap service! We’re trialling a new system to bring you better coverage of the end of year award ceremonies, so please bear with any hiccups tonight :) Let’s have some fun with this! If you would like to know more about the 2013 SBS Gayo Daejun, please read our live blog introduction page here. Follow the live recap up top, and join in on the live chat below! We welcome y...

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[Gallery] T.O.P, Taecyeon, Han Hyo Joo, Goo Hye Sun and More for the 18th BIFF Opening Cer...

Fall is officially here and this can only mean one thing: the Busan International Film Festival! On October 3, the opening ceremony for the 18th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was held where a plethora of radiating movie stars stepped on the red carpet. The BIFF is one of Asia’s most significant film festivals but it is also infamous for producing many headlines for actress’ ...

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Kye Bum Joo Releases Music Video for “Something Special” Starring Block B̵...

Singer and music producer Kye Bum Joo (also spelled as Kye Bum Zu) released the music videos for two of his songs off his newest mini album, “Something Special.” Both videos were shared through the Loen Entertainment YouTube channel with subtitles.  The first music video is of his introduction song, “Hello I’m Bum Zu.” This short R&B song allows Kye Bum Joo to sin...

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[Gallery] A Day in New York City With Hello Venus

On September 19, girl group Hello Venus recently hit the streets of New York city to go sightseeing for the Chuseok holidays! They took photos and personally updated their official Facebook account so that fans could follow them on their exciting trip minute-to-minute. From trying delicious pastries at SoHo to exploring Central Park, the girls appeared to have had a blast! This past weekend, the g...

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[Recap] The 2013 Idol Athletics, Futsal and Archery Championships Part 2

Yesterday we brought you the first part of our the 2013 Idol Athletics, Futsal and Archery Championships recap. We saw gold medals being awarded for several events including the 100m sprint, the 200m power walking female relay and the team male archery events. Today we will see the conclusion to the male futsal event, female team archery event and the rest of the athletics field events. Just in c...

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