Boom and Andy Also Charged with Illegal Gambling

Boom and Andy, have been added to the list of celebrities who received investigations for illegal gambling. According to the police on November 11, Boom has charged with gambling several million won (several hundred thousand dollars) on the English Premier League soccer matches through his smartphone. Boom’s agency commented, “Boom has diligently cooperated with the investigations and ...

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“Shinhwa Broadcast” Kicks Off New Season Without Kim Dong Wan

Shinhwa minus Dongwan (Andy, Minwoo, Hyesung, Junjin, Eric) released a photo promoting their show, “Shinhwa Broadcast.” On the morning of November 3, JTBC released a photo of the members encouraging viewers to watch the show on their official Twitter and Facebook accounts. In the photo, the members are neatly dressed, with Eric dressed in hanbok (traditional Korean clothing). After making 60 episo...

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G-Dragon, EXO, Cho Yong Pil, Lee Jong Suk: Who Will Be 2013’s Top “Style Icon”?

Returning “King of Singers” Cho Yong Pil, icon-of-everything G-Dragon, trend idols EXO, 21st century gentleman  Lee Jong Suk… Amongst these nominees, who will be this year’s top “Style Icon?”” The “2013 Style Icon Awards (2013 SIA)” revealed all 50 nominees on October 2. The concept for this year’s “Style Icon Awards” is a special existence, namely, a style icon who possesses out...

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[Exclusive] Interview With “We Got Married Global Edition” Star Fujii Mina and...

Hey, what’s up Soompiers! Fujii Mina dropped by our HQ during her spare time to briefly hang out with the crew and give us an exclusive interview! She’s a Japanese actress and also a film critic, but you might recognize her in cable channel MBC Every1’s variety program “We Got Married Global Edition” as the virtual wife of F.T. Island’s Lee Hong Ki. In the interview, Fujii Mina talks about working...

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Shinhwa Spotted Filming for “Running Man”

News came out a couple of days ago that the longest running idol group in K-Pop history, Shinhwa, will be appearing on the popular SBS variety show “Running Man,” and now with a photo confirming it, the anticipation is higher than ever. The distant picture floating around on online communities shows the members of Shinhwa lined up along with the members of “Running Man” al...

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[Opinion] Racial Sensitivity in Korean Media

The opinions and views presented in this article do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Soompi.com nor any of its sponsors. I know that G-Dragon‘s recent episode of posting a photo of awkward implications is not really on the table as a candidate for being called blackface, but I think it brings up a point that should be addressed. Korea is a very open country to foreigners, but ...

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