Category Archives: K-Pop Entertainment News

INFINITE Comeback With 6 Members

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Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday January 9, 2018  @ 2:44 a.m PST

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NFINITE‘s past member, Hoya decided to not renew his contract with INFINITE following talks with his agency on August 27, 2017.

It has been nearly five months since his official departure and now INFINITE is gearing up for a comeback for the first time without Hoya. During their comeback showcase for their new album “Top Seed,” the remaining group members performed their new songs and talked about Hoya’s departure.

Dongwoo talked about how sudden the news was to him and how he managed through it and how he reacted the first time.

“I first heard about Hoya’s departure when I was at Sunggyu hyung’s house.

As soon as I heard the news, I cried for an hour while I was on the phone with Hoya.

All the members have different thoughts and aspirations and I respect his decision. Everyone has a path they want to choose.

Now that we’re 6 members, I feel like we’ve been through lots of hardships recently. All these emotions are included in our new upcoming album’s [songs].”

— Dongwoo

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SHINee’s Onew, Key, Taemin & Minho’s Handwritten Letters, Following The Death Of Jonghyun

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Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday December 9, 2018 @ 12:08 a.m PST

 

All four of the SHINee members uploaded handwritten letters about Jonghyun‘s passing to their official Japanese website.

After a great deal of contemplation, the members have decided to proceed with their Japanese concert tour “SHINee WORLD THE BEST 2018 ~ FROM NOW ON”.

They carefully expressed their thoughts through letters written to fans.

“Hello, this is SHINee’s Onew.

I don’t know what to say first. I want to thank everyone who has supported our group constantly. I also want to apologize to our fans for making them worry as well.

I thought it was not possible. I thought we could not do the concerts. However, that’s when Jonghyun hyung’s mother said to never give up. She said that we are people who give hope to others, hope to people who are having trouble somewhere.

If I can give happiness, spread happiness, even if i’m a lacking individual… I decided that we had to do the concerts and I will work hard to do my best. I lack in a lot of ways but I will do everything I can within SHINee to show the best.

Even if the progress is hard, I will do my best to show you guys the best.

Jonghhyun will forever be a SHINee member in my heart and also in the fans’ hearts.

The fact that we will forever remember is something that will never change with me and you guys as well. I will work towards showing my best self in all SHINee’s future activities.

Thank you very much.”

— Onew

Handwritten letter by Onew.

2Key

“Hello, it’s SHINee Key.

Thanks to everyone who worried for me, I’m slowly trying to go back to my daily life.

There were times when I cried and my heart hurt because of all the memories I had with Jonghyun, but I want to try moving on by thinking he’s still with me.

I know everyone is hoping for SHINee to continue and I contemplated about it a lot. But I don’t think it’s right to wait until my heart is completely healed.
With everyone’s worries in mind, we have decided to proceed with our Japanese concert.

I’m sure Jonghyun would have wanted us to continue, and I think it’s important to keep our promise to our fans and put on a good performance.

This year marks our 10th anniversary since our debut.
Thank you for always supporting us and worrying about us.

We will pay you back with a stage fit for SHINee.

I love you and thank you.”

— Key

Handwritten letter by Key.

3Minho

“Hello this is SHINee’s Minho.

The members have thought long and hard individually on the topic of SHINee’s Japanese concert and we have come to a careful consensus.

I am writing this letter to deliver my thoughts carefully and calmly. Even as I am writing these words many feelings and thoughts cross my mind but I will attempt to deliver my feelings as carefully as possible.

I am sure there will be those who are happy with our decisions as well as those who worry for us. I do not know what the correct course of action truly is but I choose to believe what I am doing is right and plan to keep our promise to everyone.

I believe that the moments we shared with our fans and the staff are the most precious and happiest memories SHINee has and that it is simply irreplaceable.

Nothing can replace Jonghyun and we worry that our stage may not be complete without him but I believe he will be there with us whenever we stand on stage before all of you. And I will sincerely put all of my heart into preparing for our stage.

As Jonghyun and the rest of us have promised, we will remember that you were there for us whenever we felt weak and wanted to run away and we will continue to sing for you. The amount of pain we have to bear is more than anyone can imagine but I believe you will give us strength to work through this all.

We will be thankful for all of those moments and continue to perform for our fans and Jonghyun with all of our hearts. I think we will get through this cold winter thanks to the warmth of your support and cheer. Thank you.”

— Minho

Handwritten letter by Minho.

4Taemin

“Hello this is SHINee’s Taemin.

To be honest, I wasn’t confident about the concert at first. However, I wanted to keep the promises I made to our fans and I wanted to be with SHINee even in the far future.

I looked back at all the times where I was the happiest and most at peace. I realized those times were when I was with the members and the fans. This thought made me fall in love with SHINee and the members even more. So much so that I did not want to give it up.

I know what the future holds in store for us will not be easy. But I will do my best to make sure SHINee is not forgotten, that it shines that much more. The members and the fans have given me so many beautiful memories and I will be thankful in guarding those memories.

I want us to be loved as SHINee and I want to get up on that stage confidently to show Jonghyun who will be watching us from above.

I am sorry to have concerned all our fans. Please watch us carry on. Take care of yourselves in the cold and happy new year.”

— Taemin

Handwritten letter by Taemin.

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T-ARA Is Changing Their Name

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 a.m PST

The quartet that we’ve always known to be T-ARA may not be called by that name anymore.

T-ARA’s former agency, MBK Entertainment has filed multiple copyrights to the name “T-ARA” as a trademark for their merchandise, performances, music, prints and more for the next 10 years.

They’ve filed for a copyright for nearly every aspect of the entertainment agency, making it virtually impossible for Eunjung, Hyomin, Qri, and Jiyeon to promote under the name T-ARA again.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PAPERS FILED

Even if they re-debut under a new group name, the T-ARA members will have to pay royalty fees to MBK Entertainment should they wish to perform any of their old T-ARA songs.

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Areum {Former T-ARA Member} and Actor Lee Seung Jae Relationship

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday January 8, 2018

Posted: Monday January 8, 2018 @ 12:34 a.m PST

Han Areum, a former member of T-ARA, revealed that she’s in a relationship with rookie actor Lee Seung Jae through Instagram!

She uploaded a photo of Seung Jae cuddling her face so lovingly. She added a loving comment to her beau as she explained how dependable he’s been through 2017, and what she hopes for in their relationship for years to come.

“We faced a lot of obstacles because we met in 2017, and I had to face one of the biggest challenges in my life. During filming, I had no one to depend on.

But you were always there for me, giving me strength, getting angry for me, and just being on my side until the very end. So thank you.

I’ll work hard so I can become the woman to make you happy as well. Thanks for being born.”

— Han Areum

 

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Lee Sujin { MIXNINE Contestant} Emergency Surgery, Stomach Damage After Car Crash

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Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday December 7, 2018 @ 11:54 p.m PST

After leaving the set of MIXNINE on December 31, Fave Entertainment trainee Lee Sujin was involved in a car accident.

Lee Sujin, two of the other Fave Entertainment trainees, and a manager, were involved in the accident with the vehicle directly in front of them.

Although everyone was wearing their seatbelts, Lee Sujin suffered damage to her stomach and received emergency treatment. According to the agency, she is currently being hospitalized and is slowly recovering.

“Due to her injuries from the car accident and based on the opinions of the doctors, her family, and Lee Sujin herself, we (after much discussion with the staff of MIXNINE) have decided that she will be leaving the show permanently.”

– Fave Entertainment

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Kim Jaejoong {JYJ} And Sandara Park Reunite

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Source:soompi

Posted: Saturday January 6, 2018 @ 6:35 p.m PST

On January 4, Kim Jaejoong shared a photo with Sandara Park from what appears to be a recent BIGBANG concert they attended. He wrote in the caption, “jj x dara I’m seeing you for the first time in 10 years!”

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Lee Joon And Jung So Min {Dating}

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Source: Koreaboo – Dispatch

Media: Koreaboo – Dispatch

Posted: January 1, 2018 @ @4:49 a.m PST

 

Media outlet Dispatch just revealed their second celebrity couple of 2018: Lee Joon And Jung So Min.

Shortly after confirming G-Dragon and Lee Joo Yeon as an official couple, Dispatch revealed yet another series of photos revealing a second new celebrity couple.

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SHINee’s Last Performance Together {All 5 Members}

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday December 25, 2017  @11:50 P.M pst

 

The last time all 5 SHINee members performed on stage together was in August 2017. They performed a series of their greatest hits at the SMTOWN Live World Tour VI in Hong Kong

Jonghyun also shared a special speech that day saying how he was lacking energy from their busy schedules, but the sight of his fans made everything better.

“At first, I was worried that my concert schedule was too much, but I got so much energy from my fans throughout the concert that my health condition actually got much better. Because of my fans, I could finish up my performances better. Our SHINee World! I am proud.”

— Jonghyun

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GFRIEND {Kpop} Car Accident On Their Way To Perform

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Source: Koreaboo –  TV Report

Media: Koreaboo –  TV Report

Posted: Saturday September 9, 2017 @ 7:10 p.m PST

The car they were traveling was damaged in the crash, but fortunately, nobody on board received any serious injuries.

However, for the health and safety of all members, everyone checked into a nearby hospital to make sure they were completely okay.

Kpop girl band “Ladies’ Code”  were not lucky at all, 2 Members died in a car accident, EunB and RISe

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Han Seo Hee Says She’s a Victim & Claims T.O.P {Kpop} Offered Her Marijuana

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday September 4, 2017 @ 2:20 a.m PST

 

Han Seo Hee, was reported to be the woman who first offered T.O.P marijuana. However, new reports indicate that T.O.P was the one to offer her marijuana. She claims that “they” are blaming her when she is actually the victim.

“I’ve acknowledged and am deeply reflecting about the crimes that I’ve committed.”

“He was the first to offer [marijuana] to me.”

“I never once forcefully persuaded him, and the liquid marijuana wasn’t even mine.”

— Han Seo Hee

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Wanna One {Kpop} In Singapore September 22nd & The Phillippines October 13th.

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Source: Koreaboo TV Daily

Media:Koreaboo – TV Daily

Posted: Friday August 25, 2017 @ 10:12 p.m PST

 

Their fan meeting’s producers have stated that the group has a massive fandom waiting for them in South East Asia.

“The popularity of Wanna One among foreign fans is unbelievable.

We are preparing for a fan meeting that exceeds the average with novelty and differentiation.”

— YJ Partners

They’ll be visiting Singapore on September 22nd, and the Phillippines on October 13th.

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Yunho {TVXQ} Pants Split In Front On Stage

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Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo -mydaily

Posted: Saturday July 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m PST

Yunho’s wardrobe malfunction didn’t slow the star down one bit.

The comeback frenzy wasn’t the only thing Yunho passionately tore through amidst his fiery dance performance.

Yunho’s pants apparently just couldn’t take the heat of the return stage.

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Jaejoong {Kpop-JYJ} Totally Confused

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Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday April 3, 2017 @3:59 a.m PST

After serving in the military for his conscripted duty and missing out on many trends, Jaejoong expressed his confusion after being gifted a flower crown. 

During his first fan meeting event after being released from the military, a fan gave JYJ‘s Jaejoong a beautiful flower crown with pink roses. After putting on the flower crown on himself, he put on a white flower crown on the fan too.

In response to the gift, Jaejoong asked the fan where she got the flower crown from and told his fans not to buy flower crowns just because he wore one.

Unaware of what other idols were doing, Jaejoong also asked whether wearing such accessories was a popular trend nowadays.

 

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Lee Hyori’s New Sexy Photoshoot

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Source:Koreaboo –  Elle

Media:Koreaboo –  Elle

Posted: Monday February 27, 2017 @ 2:09 a.m PST

 

Lee Hyori was featured in Elle magazine’s March edition and her photos were a sure reminder of who owns the title of Korea’s sexiest diva.

Lee Hyori’s photoshoot with Elle magazine took place in a vintage apartment in New York, and her sex appeal and stylish fashion sense reminded everyone that she was once the epitome of sexy. In these photos, Lee Hyori rocked vintage outfits to match the photoshoot background such as a floral bomber jacket and patchy denim shorts, as well as suits to highlight her charisma.

Lee Hyori’s absence from the music scene led to a change in her image to a more simple and reserved one, as she opted to live on Jeju Island, in a rustic yet modern cottage-like house.

With the photoshoot in Elle, she proved once again that she could bring sexy back whenever she pleased.

 

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K.A.R.D {Kpop Co-Ed Band}

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Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo

Posted: Monday February 27, 2017 @1:52 a.m PST

 

K.A.R.D confessed that dancing provocatively with the opposite sex members of the group was the most awkward part of being in a co-ed group.

K.A.R.D is unique in that they’re one of the only idol groups with both female and male members. With K.A.R.D, the co-ed concept is fresh and group dynamics are still new for the members and fans as well.

In their songs “Don’t Recall” and “Oh NaNa” the female members twerk during the dance breaks. As the male dancers are actual members and not just back dancers, K.A.R.D admitted that this made things awkward at first as the dance was provocative.

As the members got closer, they got used to dancing like this. K.A.R.D’s Jiwoo said the following regarding the dancing.

“Even though it is uncomfortable to dance like this with our members, we had to get used to it because even if it’s awkward – it’s more awkward for viewers if they sense that tension between us. That’s why we got over the awkward stages and did our best with the dancing.”

– K.A.R.D Jiwoo

It was also brought up that they members have had to change clothes in the same area before.  Now they need at least one extra room for changing, but in the past, it’s suggested that they had to change together. All members nodded in agreement that it was awkward.

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KARA {Kpop} Rumored To Be Disbanding

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Source:Koreaboo – Pann

Media:Koreaboo – Pann

Posted: Friday December 25, 2015 5:29 p.m PST

 

With KARA‘s contract expiration date nearing with DSP Media, many netizens are suspecting that the group will not renew their contract and will instead disband.

On Pann, a netizen published on December 24th a post titled “Girl group who will disband,” naming girl group KARA and wrote, “Next year, KARA will enter their 9th year. Their contract is reaching near its end. Rumors going amongst fans is that Park Gyuri will be going to an film acting agency and Goo Hara will enter SM C&C. I don’t know about Han Seungyeon, but there is talk that none of these three will renew their contract.”

“There is also a rumor that DSP will be doing something with Youngji and Somin, who withdrew from April.”

DSP Media confirmed back in October 2015 that Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, and Goo Hara’s contract with the agency would indeed be expiring at the end of the year though a confirmation of a renewal has yet to be reported.

KARA originally debuted in 2007 as a four-member girl group (Gyuri, Seungyeon, Nicole,Sunghee) before going through their first lineup change in 2008. Member Sunghee left and the group welcomed two additional members, Hara and Jiyoung, where they found success as a group.

In 2011, the group underwent controversy when all of the members minus group leader Gyuri filed a suit against DSP Media, requesting contract termination. Goo Hara withdrew from the suit and rejoined the company, and four months later, the agency resolved their issues with the three remaining members.

In January 2014, Nicole officially withdrew from KARA after deciding not to renew her contract with Jiyoung also leaving with her own contract expiring in April 2014. A new member was recruited, Youngji, who joined on July 1st following the conclusion of the KARA Project.

 

 

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Rainbow Hyunyoung’s “Drunken Make Out” Scene

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Source:Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday December 20, 2015 @10:24 pm PST

 

Fans of Rainbow were surprised to see member Hyunyoung drunk, and making out with a man in the latest episode of the drama she’s currently appearing in: “Makdoemokeun Yeongessi”.

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7 Kpop Male Idol Groups Who Carry Their Company {B.A.P – SEVENTEEN} ..etc

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Source:Koreaboo – Pann

Media:Koreaboo –Pann

Posted: Sunday December 20, 2015 @ 5:40 p.m PST

Large entertainment companies such as SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, or JYP Entertainment have many popular groups that help them stay in business.

However, smaller companies often rely on the success of just one or two groups. Netizens recently discussed several male idol groups who are the main source of revenue for their respective entertainment companies. Without the success of these groups, their companies might not be in business today.

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CLICK ON COMMENTS AND LEAVE A COMMENT ON YOUR FAVORITE GROUP

TS Entertainment – B.A.PTS Entertainment

SEVENTEEN's "Mansae" MV / Pledis Entertainment

Pledis Entertainment – SEVENTEEN

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CLC {New K-Pop Girl Group} To Debut March 19, 2015

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Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo

Posted: Monday March 9, 2015 @ 5:14 a.m PST

 

Cube Entertainment is all ready to debut their second girl group following 4MINUTE, revealing the fresh new faces of CLC!

On March 9th, a new teaser image was shared through Cube Entertainment’s official Twitter, the second to the first image released earlier.

With the group’s name cleverly incorporated into the shape of a cat to form the official logo, the faces of the members are finally uncovered, after the first mysterious teaser image. In the new group photo, the five members of CLC gave similar shocked expressions as they dress in white and blue themed outfits.

CLC represents the short form of their full name CrystaL Clear, where the girls aim to make their move into the K-pop industry with their unique vocals. The multi-national group, with a Thai member Sorn, has gained much anticipation for their debut ever since their busking activities in Korea. The girls are reported to be born between 1995 and 1998.

CLC is scheduled to make their debut with their first mini-album on March 19th.

 

 

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K-Pop Female Group Member Rumored To Have Contracted STD

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Source:Koreaboo – Nate (Pann) and Netizenbuzz

Media:Koreaboo – Nate (Pann) and Netizenbuzz

Posted: Monday March 2, 2015 @ 12:59 a.m PST

 

Popular Korean magazine Woman Sense is making rounds on netizen forums for releasing a rumor report that a girl group member caught an STD from a male group member.

The article reads as follows:

Around mid last year, an informant told us that girl group member A and top idol group member B was spending time together at a hotel near Tokyo. Based on the time of day they met, their individual hotel room numbers, and the color of the clothes they were wearing, the evidence all supports the fact that the two were indeed spending time together. 

Oddly, A was on on the group’s Japanese tour at the time, and had postponed all other important activities from Korea to focus solely on their Japanese concerts. It leaves one to wonder how A could find time to spend on dates. The members practically spent all day together, eating, and sleeping together. It would be next to impossible to avoid the eyes of the other members, so how did she do it?

A arrived in Japan before the other members and reserved a room on the same floor as where she and the other members were staying, and invited B to stay in that room. After her schedules, late at night, she secretly went over to the room B was staying in. They ate, played video games, and board games, among other things. When she returned to her members, she would tell them, ‘I went to exercise.’

The two kept their relationship secret and enjoyed their relationship but in the end were caught. During the concert, A collapsed from pain in her stomach and was diagnosed with an STD. The member and the company were extremely angry at this news and she completed her schedules depending on injections and medicine. She is still known to be treating her condition.

This wasn’t the end of the couples incidents. The two of them appeared often at a club in Gangnam, and surprised everyone with their strong show of love for each other. They sometimes spend time privately in a room, and at times got on stage and danced. At one time, B was surrounded by girls and A got angry and fought with him in front of all the other clubbers. 

Their love for each other tracks back to last spring. The two didn’t fall for each other right away, but during the program they naturally grew close together and started developing feelings for each other.

B made a move first, visiting her at her home and for a month, he appealed to her sometimes showing his cute charms and sometimes acting strong. Their mutual friends helped in making the relationship happen. When A was unsure of B, those who knew Bcomplimented him. In reality, he is known to be a kind-hearted person who values friendship and trust above all. He has a very unique face, amazing talent and is also very good with words and is the ideal type of many women.

A is also a top star among top stars in the idol industry. Her sexy body along with her innocent face makes her sought after among many men. Her weight loss has also recently been a topic of issue.

Witness reports of their dates still continue six months after the incident. Whether A is holding up well against B‘s powerful manliness is apparently a topic of much interest among idol stars.”

Netizens have since been attempting to find out who ‘A’ and ‘B’ is but have come to a consensus that Woman Sense has probably switched dates in order to prevent people from finding out their identities too easily.

 

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