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Noel's Lee Sang Gon and Kara's Seungyeon to release duet single 'From Now' on April 2nd

Daily Kpop News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:00

Noel's Lee Sang Gon and Kara's Seungyeon will join hands for a duet single.

The song is titled 'From Now' and a teaser video has been released at noon on March 31st through Kara and 1theK official Youtube channels.

'Frow Now' is said to be a pop ballad telling a bittersweet love story developed between two friends. The song will help highlight both Lee Sang Gon and Seungyeon' warm vocals.

Don't miss the release of 'From Now' on April 2nd.

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Love Is Love, But What This Korean Guy Does for His Children Is Disgusting

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:46

The March 30 episode of “Hello Counselor,” a show that attempts to give advice to people with all types of crazy concerns, introduces one women who can’t stand the level of gross her husband reaches out of love for their children. 

Now, there’s nothing wrong with loving your child, but if it gets to this level of disgusting?

The woman says her husband is great with their kids (three and four years old) just like Lee Hwi Jae or Song Il Gook from “Superman Returns,” but “when I see the way he just dies of love for our kids, it’s so gross I get goosebumps.” She explains just how disgusting it gets, that he loves their children SO much, he’ll eat their saliva when they drool, and he’ll eat their snot when they’re sick and their noses run. Right off his fingers after he has them blow their noses… And according to the woman, although her husband later denies her claim, he has also tried tasting the stool of the children.

Love really knows NO BOUNDARIES.

Baek Ji Young, who is a guest on this episode with Ga In, Huh Gak, and Song Yu Bin, brings up the point that if her husband can eat all of those things out of love, can he do the same for her?

The woman says that she did ask her husband this at one point, and he responded by asking her if she was crazy, and to come to her senses. 

She’s mad.

At the same time, when she says something to her husband about how gross it is for him to eat the children’s saliva, snot, and stool, he gets angry, she says, asking her if she loves the children and accusing her of having no motherly love.

The hosts directly ask the husband, who is sitting in the audience, why he does this. “Because it’s a baby’s, I think it’s really clean,” he says.

When confronted with the topic of eating the baby’s stool, the husband explains that it’s a misunderstanding, and he was just checking the stool to see why it was different from what was normal for the child. However, the wife insists that she caught him in the act, that he got some stool on his nose while smelling it, and licked it off with his tongue.

Host Shin Dong Yup wraps up the disagreement in his usual teasing style, saying that the husband is simply denying the claims because the audience is so repulsed already.

Following up on the earlier topic of whether the husband could eat the phlegm of his wife, he says that hers is “dirty.” The hosts jokingly ask the father if he could eat the phlegm of his grown-up child, to which he responds that he thinks he could, because it’s his child.

Still mad.

The concerns of the woman don’t end there. She states that she’s sincerely afraid of the children, currently at a highly impressionable age, copying their father and learning to do the same thing. She says that she’s already seen her son eat his own snot.

Moreover, the husband loves his children so much, he installed security cameras with audio capability, and nags at his wife about the kids even when he’s not at home, and about her whereabouts if he can’t see her on camera. He pretty much is watching the camera footage at all hours of the day, the woman says.

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See also from “Hello Counselor”:

What This Korean Guy Does to His 9-Month Pregnant Wife Is Ridiculous

The Korean Chicken Craze Is Real; This Is as Obsessed as You Can Possibly Get

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15& Park Ji Min Will Be Making Her Solo Debut Through “K-Pop Star”

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:40

15& Park Ji Min will be making her debut as a solo artist.

On March 31, singer and producer Park Jin Young posted the news of her solo debut through his twitter and that she would be holding her debut stage on March 5 through SBS’s “K-Pop Star.”

“I first put Park Ji Min and Baek Ye Rin together as a team hoping that they could rely on each other while practicing together. Thankfully, for the past three years, they have learned each other’s strengths and supported each other throughout this journey.” Park Jin Young continues, “I am so eager to see Park Ji Min’s solo debut stage up close.”

A JYP representative further released details to X Sports News and said, “Park Ji Min will officially start her schedules after her first stage on ‘K-Pop Star.’”

They added that 15& will continue to exist and said, “Park Ji Min will continue with both her career as a solo artist and as a member of 15&.”

Meanwhile, Park Ji Min is the winner of “K-Pop Star” season 1 and has been singing in the group 15& with Baek Ye Rin.

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Lee Min Jung gives birth to a baby boy this morning

Daily Kpop News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:30

Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung have officially become parents of a baby boy this morning.

According to both the agencies, the couple returned to Korea on March 27th and in the morning of today at around 9:40 AM KST, Lee Min Jung gave birth to a baby boy at a hospital in Seoul. It was said that both the mother and the newborn baby are healthy and they are currently recovering with Lee Byung Hun staying by their sides.

Regarding Lee Byung Hun's new Hollywood movie 'Beyond Deceit', BH Entertainment revealed that the actor has adjusted his filming schedule and will stay by his wife and son for the time being.

Congratulation to the couple!
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Chicken CF Parodies Lee Tae Im and Yewon Video

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:08

With the latest controversy between Lee Tae Im and Yewon, Gibalhan Chicken used that momentum to shoot a commercial.

The CF uses the banmal (informal speech) issue to make a clever pun – banmali (half a chicken). The commercial uses the same video style of the actual video between Lee Tae Im and Yewon, where only one woman is seen, sitting and talking to someone off the screen.

“Are you talking banmali (half a chicken)?” asks someone.

The female cleverly replies, “No, no, hanmali (a whole chicken).” She then asks, “Unni, you don’t like chicken, do you?”

The camera then shoots away from her and focuses in on the chicken (in a box container) as the two continue to argue about banmali and hanmali. Son Ho Joon makes an appearance through the chicken package as he is the brand’s current model.

The parody makes light of the controversial issue storming the entertainment world. It certainly helps relieve the tension in the ongoing debate about whether or not Yewon was being rude or not to her senior.

Check out the commercial below and be prepared to laugh!

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FT Island is the first idol group to launch a 19+ rated reality show

Daily Kpop News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:00

FT Island becomes the first idol group to have their own 19+ rated reality show.

The group's upcoming reality show 'Coming Out! FT ISLAND', which will be premiered on SBS MTV on April 7th at 11 PM KST, has been deemed the 19+ rating.

A rep of SBS MTV said,"Since 'Coming Out!' will be the first idol 19+ rated reality show, we will launch a party where the fans can enjoy drinking beer with their group. More details regarding the beer party will be announced through SBS MTV official Twitter".

The rep continued,"FT Island is famous for their honesty, but we were surprised to hear shocking statements from them even in front of the camera. Through this  program, we would like to show all of this free-spirited side of theirs".

'Coming Out! FT ISLAND' will be the group's first reality show in 9 years.
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Lee Byung Hun to Return to the US for Movie Filming Following Birth of Son

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:30

It has been revealed that actor Lee Byung Hun plans to head back to the United States in order to film for his new Hollywood movie, “Beyond Deceit,” following the birth of his first son with his wife, actress Lee Min Jung, on March 31.

On the same day, a representative of the actor’s agency, BH Entertainment, explained to OSEN, “The exact departure date has not been set yet. His first priority is to stay by his wife and child’s side.”

It is said that Lee Byung Hun expressed his feelings about the birth of his son through his agency: “This is a moment that makes me feel thankful and realize the preciousness of the word ‘family.’ More than anything, I’ve been able to think deeply about what’s most important through this experience of the birth of new life. I will continue to try and pay back for the disappointment I’ve caused until now and show a better side. I just ask that you look upon the mother and newborn with warmth.”

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Actor Kwon Sang Woo reveals his daughter for the first time

Daily Kpop News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:30

Recently, actor Kwon Sang Woo show off the cute photos of his daughter, Riho on his fan café and Facebook, drawing a lot of attention.

In the photos, Riho shows off her cuteness in pink pajamas with a lovely pose. Many fans show hot reactions to her beauty as well as cuteness. They commented that the baby resembles Kwon Sang Woo a lot and has outstanding features.

Actor Kwon Sang Woo and his wife, Son Tae Young married in 2008. They had a son Ruk-Hee in 2009, and had the 2nd baby in 2015.

Meantime, Kwon Sang Woo is acting as the leading role of movie ‘Detective’.

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Park Yoochun Injured Filming Action Scene for “The Girl Who Sees Smells”

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:16

JYJ Park Yoochun, the star of the upcoming SBS drama “The Girl Who Sees Smells,” recently suffered an injury on set.

Park Yoochun’s character Choi Moo Gak has no sense of pain or touch, but Park Yoochun, unfortunately, felt every bit of the chair that hit him in the side during an action scene for the drama, which injured his rib as well as the surrounding muscle.

The actor’s agency C-JeS said to TV Daily, “Right now [Park Yoochun] is continuously receiving physical therapy at the hospital whenever he can. It looks like he will have to keep continuing treatment for the time being, and he’s juggling filming with trips to the hospital.”

“The Girl Who Sees Smells” is a mystery suspense romantic comedy about a man who can’t feel anything and a woman who can see smells, and is set to air April 1 on SBS.

Source (1)

“The Girl Who Sees Smells” Featuring Park Yoochun and Shin Se Kyung Releases Posters and Preview Video

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JYJ's Yoochun suffers an injury in his ribs while filming for 'Sensory Couple'

Daily Kpop News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:06

JYJ's Yoochun sustained an injury during the filming for SBS's upcoming drama 'Sensory Couple'.

A rep of C-Jes Entertainment told the press on March 31st,"Yoochun was injured in a fighting scene that was included in the highlight video, in which he broke the glass window and jumped through it. His muscles got hurt when his ribs were hit by the side of a chair, but he didn't break any bones".

The rep continued,"He rested for about 2 - 3 days after the injury and is currently filming while receiving physical therapy. He hasn't had any difficulties during the filming but we will continue watching over his condition as he receive physical therapy".

Meanwhile, 'Sensory Couple' will be broadcasted on April 1st.
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Red Velvet’s Seulgi Discusses Her 7-Year Training

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:35

Seulgi and her Red Velvet co-members were featured on SBS Radio Power FM’s “Choi Hwa Jeong’s Power Time.”

On the show, Seulgi opened up about the seven years it took her to finally debut with Red Velvet.

“I was a trainee for seven years. I auditioned in 6th grade, and official training started when I was a first year in middle school,” said Seulgi.

When the host asked her if the road to her career was hard, she replied, “The first three to four years were fun. After that, I hit a slump, and thought to myself, ‘Is this the right path for me?’”

She also added, “They told me not to tell anyone I was in training. I only shared my secret with close friends, but because I kept my mouth shut, nobody knew until it went public.”

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Happy birthday to SPICA's Bohyung

Daily Kpop News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:30

Stage name: Bohyung
Full name: Kim Bohyung
Birthday: 31st March 1989
Label: B2M entertainment
Group: SPICA
Position: Maknae, Main Vocalist
Sub-unit: SPICA.S
Blood Type: B
Height: 167cm
Weight: 51kg
Family member(s): 1 elder brother
Education: Dongduk Women’s University (Music Major)
Hobbies: Studying about Mechanics, exercising
Favorite food: Sweet food, chocolate
Favorite place: Place that can see nightview
Specialties: Exercising
Instagram: @bohyungkim
Twitter: @bohyungkim89

- Former JYP and YG trainee. She almost became 2NE1 member
- She is known for her powerful vocal

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“Ode To My Father” Opens in Singapore on Apr 16, Preview Tickets Giveaway

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:18

Hello Singapore Soompiers!

The latest movie “Ode To My Father” which was the second most-viewed film in Korea last year will be coming to a theater near you starting April 16! Check out the synopsis below.

In December 1950, Hungnam Port is crowded with refugees of the Korean War. Amid the chaos, 12-year-old Duk Soo (Hwang Jung Min) sees his fate change in the blink of an eye when his hand slips and he loses track of his youngest sister, of whom he promised to never let go. Leaving behind his father who stayed to search for her, Duk Soo and other family members make their escape to Busan and settle down in its bustling Gukje Market, waiting for the rest of the family to come.

Taking responsibility for his aging mother and young siblings, Duk Soo starts working odd jobs and devotes himself entirely to his family. To earn his little brother’s college tuition, Duk Soo goes to Germany as a coal miner and barely escapes alive. However, it is there that he meets Young Ja (Kim Yun Jin), a fellow immigrant worker and his first love, who eventually becomes his lifelong companion.

After enduring all the hardships in Germany, Duk Soo returns to Busan and begins to pursue his dream of becoming a naval captain; but fate intervenes once again and he is left with no choice but to head to war-torn Vietnam to cover his sister’s wedding expenses. Upon his return, Duk Soo sets out on a final mission in the hopes of finding his father and youngest sister, who went missing in Hungnam over 30 years ago.

“Ode To My Father” is a powerful generational epic that depicts the fierce and intense era of our fathers’ generation through the stories of one man’s lifetime.

“This is a story that, from my first days of directing films, I have vowed to make. I’ve always felt sorry towards my father, who throughout that era of poverty and struggle always lived not for himself, but for his family. This is a film made to say thank you to all of our fathers and mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers. I hope that audiences understand this truth about why ‘Ode To My Father’ was made. The film begins as a personal story, but from the perspective of parents and children, it’s the story of all of us. I hope that this depiction of our parents’ generation, who fiercely survived their era, can inspire all of us to look again upon our lives in a new light,” says the film’s Director JK Youn (Yoon Je Kyoon) in a statement.

Soompi is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the “Ode To My Father” preview screening in Singapore!

Preview Screening Details:

Date              : April 9, Thursday
Time             : 7:10PM
Venue          : GV VivoCity, Max
Runtime     : 121 mins

To enter the contest all you have to do is:

  1. LIKE us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

  2. LIKE/Favorite and SHARE this post publicly on your SNS accounts. You may use the hashtags #SoompiGiveaway and #OdeToMyFatherSG to increase your chances of winning!

  3. Leave a comment below with URLs of your shared posts.

IMPORTANT: Please note that we will contact you through Soompi, Facebook or Twitter if you’re one of the lucky winners, so don’t forget to check your messages and mentions. You will need to get back to us within 24 hours or the opportunity will be given to another fan! *Please only enter for the giveaway if you will be able to attend the preview!

The giveaway will run until Friday, April 3, 12 PM (KST). We will be announcing the winners in the article throughout the contest duration so make sure to come back and take a look!

Congratulations to our winners:






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CLC Thanks Fans with “Pepe” Choreography Video after MV Reaches 1 Million Views

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:13

On March 31, CLC uploaded their “Pepe” choreography video on their official YouTube channel.

Their “Pepe” music video surpassed 1 million views only 10 days after the release, so they posted the full choreography video in celebration.

CLC thanks their fans first and foremost. In the video, they are wearing shirts with fruit-print, sporting apples, oranges, watermelons, strawberries, tomatoes, etc., and call themselves a “fruit garden.”

They also say, “If our music video reaches 2 million views, we will prepare another special choreography video. We will top whatever you might think of.”

Check out their “Pepe MV” and “Pepe- Choreography Practice Video” if you haven’t already!

Also, CLC is continuing to perform busking stages in Hongdae every Sunday at 5 p.m. KST.

Source (1)

See also:

CLC Is Beautiful and Charming in “Pepe” MV

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Happy birthday to B.A.P's Bang Yongguk

Daily Kpop News - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:00

Stage name: Bang Yongguk/ Bang
Full Name: Bang Yong Guk
Nickname: Jepp Blackman
Label: TS entertainment
Group: B.A.P
Position: Main Rapper, Leader
Birthday: March 31, 1990
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: O
Education: KyungHee Cyber University
Languages: Korean, Japanese, English
Hometown: Incheon, South Korea
Hobbies: Baseball, Basketball,Writing songs and lyrics
Trainee Time: 6 years
Matoki: ShiShiMato

- After being recommended by the hip hop duo Untouchable, he was contacted in 2010 by TS Entertainment to be part of a hip-hop idol group.
 - He loves African-American soul music
- He was the rapper in Secret’s Song Ji Eun‘s solo single “Going Crazy“
- He was in the MV for Secret‘s “Shy Boy” and “Starlight Moonlight”
- He released his first solo single in 2011 titled “I Remember” featuring BEAST‘s YoSeob
- He has a twin brother named  Bang Yong Nam who sings in a rock band. He also has a sister.
- He is very softhearted and cries often.
•He didn’t know how to talk until he was 5 years old.
- His favorite colors are red and black.
- During the recording of the MV for “Warrior”, he got burnt by the fire during one of the scenes to the point where his eyebrows were gone. 
- During B.A.P’s “Power” promotions, he has to have surgery to remove a cyst on his hand and had to have a cast for over a month.  
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San E to Release a New Full-length Album in April

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:29

The popular rapper San E will be coming back with first full-length album in April.

San E is making his comeback following his previous mini-album “‘NOT’ Based on the True Story” with a full-length album. Since it’s his first full-length album since his debut, many K-pop enthusiasts and fans are looking on with interest.

In particular, he relays that through this album, he expressed his honest and uncensored thoughts and his messages and attitude as a hip hop musician.

San E’s management company, Brand New Music said, “San E is gaining attention and expectation as he has recently been showing other sides of himself by being active in other broadcast areas besides just music. He worked harder than ever to show a new side of himself and to produce music with a high degree of completeness. It will be released sometime in April, so please show a lot of attention and enthusiasm for San E’s first full-length album.”

Meanwhile, San E has been very active in many areas including performances and festivals since his appearance on Mnet‘s “Unpretty Rapstar” as the MC while wrapping up preparations for his new album.

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FTISLAND Becomes First Idol Group to Have Their Own Rated 19+ Reality TV Show

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:24

Five-member group FTISLAND will become the first idol group to have their own reality TV show that is rated 19+.

On March 31, it was confirmed that the group’s upcoming SBS MTV reality TV show “Coming Out! FTISLAND” has been given the 19+ rating.

A representative from SBS MTV told the press, “As ‘Coming Out!’ is the first 19+ idol reality show, we will be holding a launch party where the fans will be able to enjoy beer with the group.”

They also revealed, “We knew that FTISLAND was famous for being honest, but we were surprised to hear them say such shocking statements on camera. We decided that we had to show all of this freewheeling side of theirs.”

“Coming Out! FTISLAND” will premiere on April 7. It will be the group’s first reality TV show in nine years.

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Kim So Yeon Transforms into Queen Elsa in “Falling For Innocence”

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:13

Actress Kim So Yeon turns into  Queen Elsa for her new drama “Falling For Inocence.”

“Falling For Innocence” is about a cold guy who undergoes a heart transplant and his personality is completely changed. He now has an innocent and pure heart as he starts genuinely loving one girl.

As seen in the preview stills released on March 31, Kim So Yeon is wearing a blond wig, a crown, and a sky blue dress, just like Queen Elsa.

Thanks to this little spoiler, the audience is starting to take interest in this new drama even before the first episode airs.

Kim So Yeon is bound to melt the hearts of many with her beauty and talent. Make sure to catch her along with other co-stars for the first episode airing April 3.

Source (1)

See also:

Jung Kyung Ho, Kim So Yeon, and Yoon Hyun Min Confirmed for “Falling for Innocence”

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Kim So Yeon Selects Ideal Type among “Abnormal Summit” G12

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:43

Actress Kim So Yeon appears as a guest on the most recent broadcast of JTBC’s “Abnormal Summit,” which aired on March 30.

Jeon Hyun Moo asks Kim So Yeon to choose her ideal type out of the G12, the cast members of the program, and Kim So Yeon chooses Zhang Yuan.

The MCs follow up with a number of additional questions including “Have you thought about how many children you might want when you get married?”

Kim So Yeon answers, “Yes, I would like about two.”

Zhang Yuan, who previously stated that he wants three kids, says, “Well… I mean two kids are okay too,” causing the studio to erupt in both laughter and groans.

Meanwhile, Kim So Yeon is starring alongside Jung Kyung Ho and Yoon Hyun Min in upcoming JTBC drama “Falling for Innocence,” which is slated to premiere on Friday April 3, KST.

Who is your ideal type among the G12 members?

Source (1)

See also:
Jung Kyung Ho, Kim So Yeon, and Yoon Hyun Min Confirmed for “Falling for Innocence”
Kim So Yeon, Jung Kyung Ho, and Yoon Hyun Min Show Off Chemistry in Photo Shoot for ELLE Magazine

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Tablo Describes His New Label High Ground on His Radio Show

Soompi - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:19

Rapper Tablo of Epik High revealed more information about his new label High Ground during his radio show, “Tablo’s Dreaming Radio.”

During the March 30 show of the radio program, Tablo answered various questions regarding his upcoming music label High Ground with his Epik High group mates, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz.

During the session, Tablo said, “It’s natural that people think [High Ground] is a hip hop label as Epik High is a hip hop group and I am a rapper. But to clarify, it will encompass all genres,” revealing, “Many diverse musicians will be a part of High Ground.”

Tablo also stated that he came up with the name for the label and explained, “‘High Ground’ signifies high quality music that is free from the distinctions between ‘overground’ and ‘underground.’”

Answering the concern for the delay in the next Epik High album due to the label, Tablo answered, “Epik High will remain as YG artists. The new label, which I will manage, will be a partner, a way for me to help other artists. We will still be part of YG.”

See also: Epik High to Start Their Own Label Backed By YG Entertainment and Headed by Tablo

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