Category Archives: T-ara News

T-ARA‘s Jiyeon, 22 Revealed To Currently Be Dating Actor Lee Dong Gun, 34

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Posted: Sunday July 5, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m PST

A new celebrity couple has been unveiled with T-ARA‘s Jiyeon (22) revealed to currently be dating actor Lee Dong Gun (34)!

A photo of the two recently emerged revealing the two Korean celebrities enjoying a date at a restaurant in Shanghai, China with Jiyeon holding Lee Dong Gun’s hands to her cheek affectionately. The two were joined by another couple sitting across from them.

According to officials on July 4th, Lee Dong Gun and Jiyeon began seeing one another and developed a romantic relationship the past two months. They said, “Jiyeon is a popular K-pop star in China,” adding that many fans have become curious as to relationship with the actor after photos of the two being affectionate were published online.

Another official said, “It’s true that the two people are dating. They quickly became close after working on the Korean-China collaboration film ‘Encounter’ in May.” 

There is specific interest in this couple as there is nearly a 13 year difference between the two.

Jiyeon and Lee Dong Gun in China


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“T-ARA IS BACK!!!!!” {Kpop} September 11

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Source:Koreaboo – OSEN and T-ara’s Facebook

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Posted: Wednesday August 20, 2014 @ 7:09 p.m PST


T-ARA posted this image on their official Facebook page with the message “T-ARA IS BACK!!!!!”

T-ARA has teased their fans about an impending comeback for Septemberm and now they have an official comeback date of September 11. It’s already been a year since their last comeback with the holiday track, “Hide & Seek.”

Additionally, it was revealed that for this comeback they will be perfoming club music as well as a genre of EDM they have never done before, called Big Room. T-ARA is also well known for their viral dances like “Roly-Poly” and the robot dance so it is a given that their new title track will showcase a new viral dance as well.


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Jiyeon {T-ara} Last Broadcast For ‘Never Ever’ on SBS MTV’s ‘The Show: All About K-Pop,

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Source:Koreaboo – Star News

Media: Koreaboo – Star News

Posted: Saturday June 21, 2014 @ 4:22 p.m PST


Jiyeon will now finalize her promotions for “Never Ever” on “The Show: All about K-pop” this Sunday, June 22nd.


A few hours earlier, a representative from their agency, Core Contents Media, shared to Star News, “Jiyeon will perform her last broadcast for ‘Never Ever’ on SBS MTV’s ‘The Show: all about K-Pop,’ later tomorrow.” The edited episode will then be shown through television and media on Tuesday, June 24th. This will give relatively two weeks of extra time for Hyomin to prepare following Jiyeon’s success with her first solo.


Hyomin (T-ara) Will Not Attend Her Japanese Film Premiere

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Media: Koreabo – Newsen

Posted: Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 9:31 p.m PST




T-ara’s Hyomin will be absent for the upcoming premiere of her Japanese film, “JINX!” She was invited as a special guest for the screening of her film at the Tokyo International Film Festival and was scheduled to walk the red carpet with the rest of the cast.

However, Core Contents Media revealed that due to conflicts in her schedule, Hyomin won’t be able to attend the red carpet event. Hyomin is scheduled to join T-ara for their comeback stage on the same day of her red carpet event in Japan.

T-ara’s Hyomin will play the role of a South Korean exchange student who will play the role of a matchmaker to the two other lead characters.

Meanwhile, Hyomin will be joining T-ara as they return to the local music scene on the 10th.

Source: Newsen

T-ara Airport Fashion; Performs At Asia World Expo Arena

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Source: BNTNews

Media: BNTNews

Posted: Saturday August 10, 2013 @  6:52 p.m. PST


On August 9 K-POP girl group T-ara appeared at Incheon International airport, heading to Hong Kong for its upcoming concert.
Meanwhile, T-ara will hold its solo concert at Asia World Expo Arena, Hong Kong, on the 10th.

Ahreum Leave T-ara, T-ara N4 New USA Member

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Media: Koreaboo

Posted:Wednesday July 10, 2013 @2:56 p.m PST



July 10th, Core Contents Media started the overhaul by uploading a video clip on their official Youtube channel, confirming Ahreum’s departure from T-ara. In the clip, Ahreum announces that she will be leaving the group to pursue a solo career and further asks the support of their fans on her decision. She is set to focus on hiphop music, as well as pop, ballads and acting. T-ara will remain with six members and will continue promotions starting with their Budoken Concert on the 11th. 

Meanwhile, T-ara’s project group, T-ara N4 will have a new member in the form of Dani. She is described to have lived in the United States and fluent in English and will join album activities in the United States first, then locally. 

5Dolls, on the other hand, will gain two new members by July following Shannon and Jihyun’s departure. Shannon will return to training as a solo artist while Jihyun will make her debut with another group. Filling their spots in the group are Cho Seunghee and The Seeya’s Yeonkyung. Yeonkyung will be active in both The SeeYa and 5Dolls. 










QBS (T-ara’s) (Kpop) Qri, Boram and Soyeon Together As a Unit

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Source: Koreaboo

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Posted: Thursday June 13, 2013 @ Thursday June 13, 2013 @ 5:23 p.m PST





T-ara members Qri, Boram and Soyeon will be coming together to promote as a unit in Japan.

Just a few days ago, T-ara’s newest unit consisting of Qri, Boram and Soyeon, known as QBS, held their first performance in Japan, gaining the attention of the Japanese media.

According to reports, QBS performed their first single “Like The Wind” on June 10th at a local venue, where they also held a press conference, a mini-concert and a high-five event for fans. More than 2,000 fans gathered for the event, proving T-ara’s growing popularity in the country.

Soyeon describe their debut track as “feminine with with a wisp of summer mixed.” In addition, the trio told their fans that they are also working hard studying Japanese.

QBS’s first single will be released on June 26th, while T-ara’s 7th Japanese single “TARGET” will be released on July 3rd. T-ara is then scheduled to perform at Budokan on July 12th and 13th.

T-ara Full Group Returning As One July, 2013

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Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday May 28, 2013 @12:02 a.m PST



 Currently promoting as four through unit promotions with T-ara N4, the full group will be returning as one for the release of their next Japanese single “Target,” early July.

The single will be available in a two different versions, including a CD+DVD and CD Only release. The audio disc comes with title track “Target” and an instrumental version. Both versions include trading cards (one out of eighth).

After the release of “Target,” T-ara will be releasing their 2nd Japanese full length album. The girl group revealed their first album, “Jewelry Box

T-ara’s Eunjung, Areum, Hyomin and Jiyeon Individual Concept Images April, 15

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Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday April 14, 2013 @ 3:41 p.m PST




On April 14th, T-ara’s first sub-unit released a teaser poster which featured Eunjung, Areum, Hyomin and Jiyeon in their own concept images. An announcement was also included in the teaser photo pertaining to another teaser release on April 15th at 11:30.


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T-ara’s Soyeon Was Never Offered A Role In “Iris 2.”

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Source: Koreaboo

Posted: Monday January 7, 2013 @8:39 p.m PST

According to Koreaboo, Core Contents Media has denied news reports that T-ara’s Soyeon has been offered a role for the drama, “Iris 2.” 

The production behind “Iris 2” considered Soyeon to join their official cast line-up,  However, Core Contents Media immediately clarified that “Iris 2” never offered the role to Soyeon and the casting reports were untrue.

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T-ara’s Eunjung “Withdraw The Five Fingers Boycott”

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Media Credit: Koreaboo

Posted: Saturday November 17, 2012 @6:39 p.m PST


According to Koreaboo, T-ara’s Eunjung sent in an official request to the Korean Management Entertainment Association (KEMA) to withdraw their plans of boycotting the production of the drama “Five Fingers.”


Eunjung revealed she wants to forget everything related to “Five Fingers” and has asked the organisation to withdraw the boycott and pretend the incident didn’t happen.



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T-ARA “Sexy Lover” Draws Attention

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Source: KpopStarz

Posted: Friday August 31, 2012 @5:05 p.m. PST




T-ARA “Sexy Lover” MV Teaser is a Mixture of Wonder Girls and Girls’ Generation (SNSD)?

T-ARA “Sexy Lover” MV Teaser is a Mixture of Wonder Girls and Girls’ Generation (SNSD)?

T-ARA‘s “Sexy Love” music video teaser that was released is very reminiscent of Wonder Girls and Girls’ Generation.

The teaser trailer at the end of the August 30 broadcast of Mnet “M! Countdown” gained much attention.

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The beginning of the trailer starts with T-ARA in boxes, looking like dolls. They rip the plastic and come out from the boxes dancing like robots. They wore black and silver outfits, giving off a cyber look. This is similar to Wonder Girls’ song, “Like Money,” that was released in July. 

In the middle of the trailer, T-ARA members are wearing cute and colorful outfits and going for a doll concept. This is similar to Girls’ Generation’s “Gee” music video from 2010.

T-ARA will be officially be making their comeback on September 6.


T-ara Comeback Album “Mirage” (Sexy Love Teaser) To Be Released September 7

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Posted: Thursday August 30, 2012 @6:51 p.m PST



According to Koreaboo, T-ara revealed the first video clip for their upcoming music video for the track “Sexy Love.”  T-ara will be releasing their 7th mini-album, “Mirage,” and will promote their new title track, “Sexy Love,” on September 7th.

Soyeon (T-ARA) Car Crash Accident Caused A Strained Neck

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Source- Story – Image: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday August 12, 2012 @ 9:55 p.m. PST


T-ara’s Soyeon was in a car accident and admitted to the hospital.

Soyeon (T-ARA)

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Eunjung (T-ara) To Stay On SBS Drama “Five Fingers” Many Fans Demand She Be Removed

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Posted: Wednesday August 1, 2012 @ 2:50 a.m PST


There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the group T-Ara, member Hwayoung’s contract was terminated, now to add another spin to group  many fans have demanded that Eunjung be removed from the cast of “Five Fingers.”

The SBS drama has revealed that shooting will continue as scheduled. They expressed they have no plans to cut off Eunjung.



Hwayoung’s Attitude Caused Contract To End With T-ARA

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Posted: Monday July 30, 2012 @1:20 p.m. PST


Korean girl group T-ara has been struck by a wave of negative rumours as of late which has shockingly ended with member Hwayoung leaving the group. The 19-year-old was one of the newer additions made to T-ara’s lineup and has been with the group for almost two years.

Prior to Hwayoung’s departure, cryptic messages posted on the personal accounts of T-ara’s original members, including Jiyeon and Hyomin, led to speculation that the members were dissatisfied with Hwayoung’s attitude towards being a performer. This was followed by rumours that she was being bullied by her fellow members. This issue surfaced after Hwayoung performed at one of their Japanese concerts while seated on a chair due to a leg injury.

In a statement issued to the press at 1pm KST (12pm local time) today, Core Contents Media (CCM) announced that they would be terminating Hwayoung’s contract with immediate effect. In the statement, they expressed ‘regret’ for her departure but have stood firm on their ground that the decision was made after careful consideration and is for the best interest of the group.

It stated that they have decided on the matter based on the complaints of 19 staff members regarding Hwayoung’s attitude and denied all rumours of bullying within the group.

In the statement, CCM also claimed that the posts by the members were misinterpreted and in fact not directed at Hwayoung – contrary to the statement that they had issued immediately after the tweets surfaced, which claimed that the girls’ accounts were hacked into simultaneously.


Following the announcement, Hwayoung posted a vague message that reads: ‘facts without the truth’ on her personal Twitter account, which netizens believe was a hint that CCM’s statement omitted vital information.

CCM then issued a follow-up statement, claiming that Hwayoung had acted out on numerous occasions, exhibiting diva-like behaviour towards her fellow members and even in front of fans and members of the press.

QUEEN’s (name for T-ara’s fans) have been divided over the issue following CCM’s announcement, with some condemning the termination of the contract and pointing fingers at the remaining members while others have stood by the girl group. About 6,000 fans have left their official fan café after the announcement, triggering alarm that this may lead to their downfall as a group.

As many of the happenings leading up to Hwayoung’s departure are unlikely to publicly clarified, a negative cloud of rumours is likely to continue swirling around T-ara ahead of their concert in Seoul, which will be held on August 11.



Hwayoung (T-ARA)

Hwayoung’s Contract Termination (T-ARA)

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Source:  Koreaboo

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Posted: Monday July 30, 2012 @3:15 a.m. PST


CEO’s Kim Kwangsoo gave a brief interview on the music bank incident and Hwayoung’s contract termination.






Eun Jung (T-ARA) Stars In “Five Fngers”

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Source & Photo Credit: Hancinema T-ARA’S EUN JUNG STARS IN “FIVE FINGERS”

Posted: Friday June 29, 2012 @ 3:55 p.m. PST



Already a familiar face in the drama realm, T-ara‘s Ham Eun-jeong has been cast in another new role for the upcoming drama “Five Fingers“.

Ham Eun-jeong was a name on the list for the role, but confirmations weren’t made. Until now. Core Contents Media confirmed on June 29th that the idol star will be playing the role of Hong Dami, a girl that is forced to give up on her own personal dreams due to difficult family circumstances.

Five Fingers” is about youth that struggle to overcome their tragic pasts and obstacles, fighting to reach for the stars and see their dreams come true. Joo Ji-hoon is another name confirmed; he will be playing the main male lead.

Ham Eun-jeong was debating on whether she should take the role or not, due to plans for T-ara‘s new album and ensuing promotions slated for the near future. However, she has decided to juggle both acts.

Ham Eun-jeong‘s previous drama projects include “Dream High” and “Coffee House“.

Five Fingers” will start airing on August 4th, following the currently running “A Gentleman’s Dignity“.

T-ARA’s Eun Jung.

Boram (T-ARA) Hospitalized For Acute Gastritis

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Malaysia – Syahida Kamarudin

Photo Credit: Yahoo Malaysia

Posted: Saturday June 9, 2012 @10:07 p.m. PST



Recently, it was revealed that T-ARA’s Bo-ram have been hospitalised in Japan for acute gastritis.

According to a report on T-araworld, on 6 June, Core Contents Media revealed that the singer was not able to attend the group activities on 5 June due to acute gastritis. T-ARA has just successfully completed their Thai concert and they will be flying to Japan next to carry out the rest of their scheduled activities there.

The label’s representative stated, “We took her to the hospital immediately and take an examination. She is now hospitalised and receiving treatment.”

The rep added, “She must’ve been nervous because there were more overseas activities lined up after their Thai concert. She must’ve had problems with something she ate while in Thailand, and combined with the stress she was under, it laid undue stress on her system.”

They also stated that T-ARA’s Japanese agency has taken Bo-ram out of all their line-ups for 6 June. However, a few hours later, the agency stated, “Bo-ram will not be attending the scheduled activities with the other members until 11 June or until her situation gets better. There are still no solid results on her hospital test but we will keep a close eye on her health.”

Boram Hospitalized For Acute Gastritis. Credit: Yahoo Malaysia


T-ARA’s 9th Member Middle School Student Named Dani (Photo)

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Source & Story Credit: Yahoo Singapore – Syahida Kamarudin

Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore

Posted: Friday May 25, 2012 @12:29 p.m. PST



After Core Contents Media announced that there will be two additional members to T-ARA, fans have been eagerly anticipating the big reveal, and it was recently that the identity of the ninth and final member was revealed to the public.

As reported on Allkpop, on 23 May, the newest member was revealed to be a middle school student named Dani.

It was reported that 14 year-old Dani has lived in America since she was four, and will now shuttle between Korea and America as she prepares to join T-ARA officially.

Dani will be taking part in the music video for T-ARA’s new song and will officially join the group after the eighth member, who will be active in T-ara starting from July.

Previously, Core Contents Media CEO, Kim Kwangsoo announced the re-organisation, stating that there will be two new members added to the existing seven-member group and revealed the eighth member.

“T-ARA is aiming to start off on a new footing come this summer. They will first start promotional activities as an eight-member group.”

With regards to the eighth member they mentioned, “She is nineteen this year, and is blessed with both looks and talent.”

Meanwhile, T-ARA’s new album will feature various top producers, including Jo Young-soo and Shinsadong Tiger, who have produced hit songs for the group in the past.

T-ARA’s Dani. Photo Credit: Yahoo Singapore