Rocket Girls, a girl group that debuted from the Chinese version of Produce 101, is under fire for their latest teasers and music videos being similar to f(x) and Red Velvet.
Rocket Girls’ latest teaser featured a purple background with orange tints and graphics that were much too similar to f(x)’s teaser image for “4 Walls”. Multiple aspects of their new release were deemed too familiar.
Not only were their teasers similar to an SM girl group. Netizens pointed out similar scenes from their latest music video that paralleled with scenes from various Red Velvet’s music videos.
A scene from Red Velvet’s music video for ‘One Of These Nights’ featured a backdrop of the sea as Seulgi walked out through a door that floated mid-air among the sea. The same visual theme was featured in Rocket Girls’ ‘Born To Win’ music video (as seen above).
Netizens also pointed out how the stoic faces of the Rocket Girls’ members as they sat in the middle of a tennis court closely resembled Red Velvet’s ‘Russian Roulette’.
f(x)‘s Amber opened up about her past relationships, and talked about how she “sucks at them”
She spoke about the songs in her mixtape, “Rogue Rouge” and how they reflect her experiences with love and the entertainment industry.
Amber’s latest song, “Right Now”, featuring GenNeo, took a long time to write for the both of them. Amber revealed it was because they both find relationships difficult, and putting their feelings into a song was difficult.
“I’ll say, I’m picky. I’m a very all-in personality, and that’s the reason I am picky because if I date you that means I want to marry you, I want to spend my life with you. I remember it took me five years to get over one of my exes. It’s not something we talk about a lot in the industry and it’s not something people see, but I’ve been an emotional wreck. I’m a softie. But when I get broken up with, I learn a lot about myself.” — Amber
On December 18th, f(x)‘s Krystal and EXO‘s Lay made a couple appearance in Beijing at the press conference for their upcoming Chinese movie, Kite Flying.
The two labelmates of SM Entertainment will be the main lead for the Chinese movie, which is scheduled to start filming around January or February next year and slated to be screened in cinemas in the later half of 2016.
At the press conference, Lay, three years older than Krystal, placed his arms cooly over her shoulders and the two also hooked arms. Fans are already excited about the chemistry between the two. The duo also attended the Lily Award Ceremony in Beijing on the same day.
Lay was, hence, unfortunately not able to perform on stage with his fellow EXO members for the comeback stage on Music Bank. Last week, EXO-Ls were also furious because KBS did not publish Lay’s profile in the comeback preview.
In related news, former SM artists Jessica and Kris Wu Yi Fan shared the same stage at the recording of a Chinese show, Tian Tian Xiang Shang.
f(x)’s Sulli caught the attention of the netizens today as she attends an event with bruises evident on her legs.
On January 22nd, Sulli graced the opening ceremony of international brandFURLA’s flagship store as they present their 2015 Spring/Summer collection held at LotteCOEX in Samsungdong, Gangnam. However, as photos from the photo wall were published, netizens cannot help but spot the bruises all over her bony prominences, specifically her legs. Since then, netizens have been speculating over Sulli’s alleged carboxy shot bruises, while some argued that it looks more of acupuncture rather than shots.
Carboxy Shots, otherwise known as carboxytherapy, is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that injects carbon dioxide into the skin as it aims to kill fat cells, stimulating blood flow, thus improving the skin’s elasticity. It is popularly used for treating dark under eye circles, stretch marks, cellulites and non-surgical fat removal.
Meanwhile, since taking a break from f(x)’s activities and wrapping up promotions for Fashion King, Sulli was last spotted attending the opening ceremony of SMTOWN COEX Artium last January 13th.
Who can resist K-Pop Idol Babies? While we talk about how beautiful K-Pop idols are now, it’s hard to resist how adorable and cute some of them were when they were babies! From the absolutely heart melting G-Dragon to f(x) Amber, baby photos are the best!
Check out Koreaboo’s first official quiz, to celebrate the launch of our new website design! Take this interactive quiz and see how you stack up to the rest of our readers in identifying K-Pop idol babies! Good luck!
On the 23rd, staff of Sincine, the production team of the new movie, announced that both Cha Taehyun and Victoria will begin cranking in the filming for “My Sassy Girl 2” at the end of this month. The staff also revealed the new plot line for the anticipated sequel.
Like the original, “My Sassy Girl”, which was a 2001 film that blasted Cha Taehyun and Jun Jihyun’s fame sky high, Cha will be playing the same role and character, Kyunwoo, from the first movie. However, Victoria will be playing the role of Kyunwoo’s very first childhood crush, a Chinese girl in his elementary school who always got bullied for her thick Korean accent.
Following the original where Kyunwoo’s “sassy girl” ends up leaving him and he still can’t forget about her, he randomly bumps into his childhood crush (Victoria) and the story about his new “sassy girl” and the happily married life they have will be portrayed in “My Sassy Girl 2”.
In the latest episode of SBS Chuseok special two-part pilot variety program “Clenched Fist Chef,” f(x) Victoria and Super Junior members Henry and Kangin were forced to eat snakes!
During the episode, Henry, Victoria, Kangin and Rose Motel’s Yook Joongwan showed their severe fear of snakes when it suddenly appeared out of the kitchen.
Recorded in China, the chef specializes in snake cuisine and takes out a live snake that they had kept in a refrigerator earlier that day to cook for the artists.
Henry, Victoria, Kangin and Yook Joongwan were extremely terrified of the snake with Henry screaming out of fear when the snake got close. Victoria revealed that while she likes eating snakes, she can’t stand looking at them.
Girls’ Generation Jessica and f(x) Krystal are probably the most successful sisters in K-Pop, dominating the charts with their respective groups and still being powerful on their own. The two recently started their reality show, titled JESSICA & KRYSTAL.
Here’s our list of 10 photos that truly showcase how adorable and loving these two sisters are, titled “K-POP FAMILY: The Loving Jung Sisters Jessica & Krystal”
This week Sulli was spotted on a date with Choiza at Namsan Tower causing fans to criticize Sulli. Rumors also began to spread of her missing out on the poster promotion or shooting for the movie, Fashion King.
When asked about the rumors that Sulli will not promote with the rest of the cast, reps responded saying, “We have just recently chosen a target premiere date for “Fashion King”. At the earliest, the movie is set to premiere in early October… We are in a situation where we still have to discuss with the cast their schedules. We haven’t contacted Sulli’s reps yet, and Sulli’s reps haven’t notified us of any absence. It is something we still need to discuss more.”
On July 25, S.M. Entertainment released a statement on the group’s official page stating that Sulli will go on hiatus with immediate effect due to physical and mental exhaustion. They also stated the spreading of malicious rumours about the 20-year-old as one of the main reasons for her hiatus and expressed that her hiatus was carefully decided upon after much deliberation and advice from doctors.
In addition, they declared that f(x) has concluded Red Light promotions as a group despite them only promoting for three weeks instead of the usual five that most idols go through with. The quintet will however still be attending the label’s group concert, SMTOWN Live World Tour IV in Seoul on August 15. Members Victoria, Amber, Luna and Krystal will also continue with their individual activities.
Seen from the photos and the music video, f(x) has taken on the military concept that’s shown through their dance and clothing choices. They have returned with a more chic and strong image which is fairly different from their last album, “Pink Tape.”
In the music video, the members showcase the choreography of the song as well as their new images. In particular, Amber’s bright red hair stands out. Musically, the track is reminiscent of f(x)’s previous releases, but with a more serious feel.
f(x) is scheduled to have their first stage on M! Countdown later today. They will then follow with Music Bank on the 4th, “Show! Champion” on the 5th, and Inkigayo on the 6th of July.
Jessica from Girls’ Generation and Krystal from f(x) reveal their thoughts about their bad temper image.
On the pilot episode of Onstyle’s “Jessica & Krystal” that aired on June 3rd, the sisters mentioned that they “have a complex when people say they look like they have a bad temper”.
Jessica continued by saying, “Many people think idols always seem to be happy but my sister and I have trouble showing our emotions. If you aren’t so lively people can misunderstand that you aren’t in a good mood. Please don’t think we have a bad temper. It’s a complex for us.”
Krystal added “I don’t want to explain. This is who we are and what can we do about it?”
On another note, Jessica confessed that the reason she came on this show was to “become a friend and older sister (to Krystal) and also grow closer”. Check out the Jung sisters and their journey on future episodes!
Posted: Thursday September 26, 2013 @ 6:31 p.m PST
SM Entertainment and Amoeba Culture has denied speculations regarding f(x)’s Sulli and Dynamic Duo’s Choiza’s relationship.
On September 26th, SM Entertainment sent out an official statement regarding the issue, after photos of Sulli and Choiza’s alleged date circulated online. The agency explained that Choiza is like an older brother whom she meets with often, but are not dating.
Amoeba Culture, on the other hand, clarified that it has been two months since Choiza broke up with his girlfriend of six year. The agency released no other comments about the photos.
Earlier today, Sulli and Choiza were in a middle of a scandal after photos of their alleged date circulated online. The first photo, which was taken by a fan, featured the two going out and drinking beer. However, a journalist’s account taken the day after, revealed the two holding hands.
What do you think of the photos? Are you satisfied with the agencies’ statements?
TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD and f(x) will perform at the K-pop concert, entitled “MBC Korean Music Wave in Google” in Mountain View, California, USA on May 21 at 7 p.m. local time. The event is co-hosted by MBC and Google/YouTube and will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, located near the Google’s headquarters.