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Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon are now married!

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Photo from Dispatch

January 22, 2022

The Heirs actress and the So I Married the Anti-fan actor got married in a private ceremony in Gangdong-gu, Seoul on Saturday, January 22.

According to reports, the star-studded guest list includes Lee Min-ho, EXO’s D.O., FT Island’s Lee Hong-ki, IU, Nam Goong-min, Crush, Zico, AOA’s Seolhyun, Lee Se-young, Yoo Yeon-seok, Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Bum, 2AM’s Lim Seul Ong, 2PM’s Chansung, and Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Siwon.

Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon tied the knot in a private ceremony in Gangdong-gu, Seoul on Saturday, January 22.

Source: GMA News

EXO’s D.O. has a special participation in Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon’s wedding

January 22, 2022

EXO’s D.O. performed a song number during the private wedding ceremony of Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon.

Do Kyungsoo, known by his stage name D.O. of the popular K-pop boy group EXO, performed in the wedding ceremony of Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon on Saturday, January 22.

During the momentous event, the K-pop idol sang “Beautiful” from the popular K-drama series Guardian: The Lonely and the Great God. Singing alongside D.O. was South Korean R&B singer-songwriter and the soundtrack’s original singer Crush.

The beautiful performance of D.O. and Crush quickly became a trending topic on Twitter with more than 200,000 tweets, as of writing.

Fans, who couldn’t help but feel emotional over the two artists’ heartwarming performance during the Memories of the Alhambra actress and So I Married an Anti-Fan’s special day, expressed their sentiments on the popular social media platform.

Source: GMA News

BTS’ V gains 30 million followers on Instagram in 28 days

January 3, 2022

Let’s get you started with some BTS updates here.

BTS’ V has done it again! In less than one month, V already gained 30 million followers on Instagram. 

On January 2, the BTS member’s Instagram account gained more than 30 million followers. Back on December 6t, 2021, all seven BTS members created their personal Instagram account delighting many fans across the globe. V’s account is the first to gain 30 million followers. 

Previously, V broke two Guinness World Records in less than five hours of opening his account on Instagram. 

BTS News Source: Allkpop News

Jungkook trends #1 Worldwide after displaying his boxing skills + his trainer’s Instagram followers skyrocket

January 3, 2022

Here’s another BTS news to get you pumped up!

Armies went wild after BTS’ Jungkook posted a video of him boxing with his trainer on Instagram. Fans could not contain their excitement seeing Jungkook’s growth. Afterward, Jungkook’s trainer also shared multiple videos of Jungkook boxing on his account.

Many actresses, YouTubers, and celebrities also watched and liked his Instagram boxing video.

‘JEON JUNGKOOK’ started trending Worldwide at #1 in all caps meanwhile ‘Jungkook’ trended at #9 Worldwide and #2 in the U.S. ‘JUNGKOOK BOXING’ and ‘omg Jungkook’ also entered the Twitter trends.“복싱하쟈,” which means ‘Let’s do boxing’ also trended in South Korea.

BTS News Source: Allkpop News

‘Dispatch’ reveals T-ara’s Hyomin and Hwang Ui Jo’s dating pictures saying the couple has confirmed their relationship

January 3, 2022

Now here’s another KPop news not to miss out!

Dispatch, a media news outlet in Korea, revealed T-ara’s Hyomin and soccer player Hwang Ui Jo’s pictures saying the couple has confirmed their relationship. 

According to an article by Allkpop, the couple spent this time together in Switzerland. 

One acquaintance of the two confided, “Hwang Ui Jo and Hyomin are dating like good friends. As they are more mature, they respect each other’s boundaries and businesses.” 

According to the report, Hyomin and Hwang Ui Jo have also confirmed their relationship. The couple said, “We’re in a stage where we are getting to know each other better with good feelings.”

Source: Allkpop News

BTS Has A Self-Designed Merch Line Coming In 2022

January 1, 2022

Hold your horses, Army, because here’s another BTS news today that will excite you!

BTS may be on a break now, but they didn’t want to leave their fans with nothing new for the start of 2022. 

In a surprise announcement on Dec. 30, HYBE tweeted that BTS has a self-designed merch line coming in 2022. BTS created their own merch just for ARMYs in their first-ever Artist-Made Collection. Along with the BTS latest news announcement, HYBE also tweeted a schedule of the launch, which will have each member revealing their collection, one-by-one.

BTS merch drop dates:

  • Jin on Jan. 4
  • RM on Jan. 6
  • V on Jan. 11
  • Suga on Jan. 13
  • Jimin on Jan. 18
  • J-Hope on Jan. 20
  • Jungkook on Jan. 24

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BTS News Source: Elite Daily

BLACKPINK’s Rosé And Lisa End The Year With A Dinner Date

January 1, 2022

 

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Want to know some Blackpink Lisa news? Read on to find out.

BLACKPINK‘s Lisa shared on Instagram how she spent New Year’s Eve.

Aside from enjoying some fancy dishes, she also didn’t spend the holiday alone. With Rosé by her side, the two of them had a dinner date to end the year on a good note but were also celebrating something special.

With the coming year, both of the 97-liners become a year older. Lisa sweetly captioned the series of photos to celebrate the moment: “A lovely last dinner date of this year with my bestie Rosé before we turn twenty-five.”

Rosé commented on the post with a sweet thought of her own. She wrote, “My friend, Happy New Year.”

There’s no better way to end the year than with good people and good food. Check out Lisa’s full post of the two celebrating the end of a year and the beginning of a new one.

Blackpink News Source: Koreaboo

Winners of the 2021 SBS Drama Awards

January 1, 2022

Brace yourselves for another round of Korean Entertainment News!

On December 31, the 2021 SBS Drama Awards took place at the SBS Prism Tower in Seoul, hosted by Shin Dong Yup and Kim Yoo Jung.

The biggest winners of the night were “Lovers of the Red Sky,” “Taxi Driver,” “One the Woman,” “Racket Boys,” and “The Penthouse,” which won the Daesang for Kim So Yeon.

Check out the full list of winners below!

  • Daesang (Grand Prize): Kim So Yeon (“The Penthouse”)
  • Director’s Award: Kim Da Mi, Choi Woo Shik (“Our Beloved Summer”)
  • Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mini-Series (Fantasy): Kim Yoo Jung (“Lovers of the Red Sky”)
  • Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mini-Series (Fantasy): Lee Je Hoon (“Taxi Driver”)
  • Top Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mini-Series (Romance/Comedy): Honey Lee (“One the Woman”)
  • Top Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mini-Series (Romance/Comedy): Lee Sang Yoon (“One the Woman”)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Kim Soon Ok (writer of “The Penthouse”)
  • Best Character Award (Female): Oh Na Ra (“Racket Boys”)
  • Best Character Award (Male): Kwak Si Yang (“Lovers of the Red Sky”)
  • Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mini-Series (Fantasy): Esom (“Taxi Driver”)
  • Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mini-Series (Fantasy): Ahn Hyo Seop (“Lovers of the Red Sky”)
  • Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mini-Series (Romance/Comedy): Jin Seo Yeon (“One the Woman”)
  • Excellence Award for an Actor in a Mini-Series (Romance/Comedy): Kim Joo Heon (“Now We Are Breaking Up”)
  • Best Couple: Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Yoo Jung (“Lovers of the Red Sky”)
  • Best Supporting Cast: “Racket Boys”
  • Best Supporting Actress (Fantasy): Cha Ji Yeon (“Taxi Driver”)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Fantasy): Kim Eui Sung (“Taxi Driver”)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Romance/Comedy): Park Hyo Joo (“Now We Are Breaking Up)”
  • Best Supporting Actor (Romance/Comedy): Song Won Seok (“One the Woman”)
  • Scene Stealer Award: Shim So Young (“Taxi Driver”)
  • Best Child Actress: Lee Jae In (“Racket Boys”)
  • Best Child Actor: Tang Joon Sang (“Racket Boys”)
  • Best New Actress: Noh Jung Ui (“Our Beloved Summer”), Choi Ye Bin (“The Penthouse”), Han Ji Hyun (“The Penthouse”)
  • Best New Actor: Kim Young Dae (“The Penthouse”), Son Sang Yeon (“Racket Boys”), Choi Hyun Wook (“Racket Boys”)

Korean Entertainment News Source: Soompi

BTS’ Agency Denies Dating Rumors Involving RM

December 31, 2021

Game for some fresh hot BTS updates?

BTS’ agency has spoken up about dating rumors involving RM. This came after a YouTube channel posted a video on December 30 claiming to show evidence of BTS’ RM being in a relationship with a wealthy woman of the same age since 2019.

In response, Big Hit Music commented on December 31, “The dating rumors involving RM are not true.”

Earlier in the week, Big Hit Music also denied rumors involving Jungkook that were posted on YouTube.

BTS Updates Today Source: Soompi

Jay Park Steps Down As CEO Of Both AOMG And H1GHR MUSIC

December 31, 2021

Jay Park has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as CEO of both AOMG and H1GHR MUSIC.

On December 31, Jay Park posted the following statement on Instagram in both Korean and English:

“After a lot of thought and taking time to organize my emotions I’ve decided to step down as the CEO of AOMG and H1GHR MUSIC. I know this may be shocking to a lot of people but I will remain as an advisor for both labels and we will continue to be a family and a crew. I want to thank all the fans that have trusted in me and supported me in all my endeavors and I hope you guys continue to support Aomg, H1ghr Music, and I and all the things we do for many years to come. As for all the Artists and employees at AOMG and H1ghr music, I want to sincerely thank you guys for entrusting your futures at these two labels that I’ve founded and it’s really an honor to build this together and to continue to make history side by side. I don’t take it for granted for one second and it will always be near and dear to my heart. I’m not perfect but I’ve always tried my best and I will continue to try my best. I love you all. Thank you and Happy New Year.”

Jay Park is the founder of both AOMG, which he started in 2013, and H1GHR MUSIC, which he launched in 2017 together with Cha Cha Malone. The rapper has served as CEO of both labels ever since their respective establishments.

Korean Entertainment News Source: Soompi

BTS Wins Special Award For 2nd Year In A Row At Japan Record Awards

December 31, 2021

Here’s another exciting BTS news today!

For the second consecutive year, BTS won the Special International Music Award at this year’s Japan Record Awards. Although the members were unable to attend the ceremony in person, they expressed their gratitude in a pre-recorded acceptance speech, saying, “We’re grateful to be receiving this precious award again after last year. We’re happy that many people listened to our songs this year as well.”

As BTS could not perform at the ceremony, the awards show aired footage of the group’s performance of “Butter” from their recent “PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE” online concert instead.

BTS Updates Today Source: Soompi

BTS’ J-Hope Donates ₩100 Million KRW To Support Underprivileged Children

December 31, 2021

BTS‘ J-Hope has donated ₩100 million KRW (about $84,000 USD) to support underprivileged children during the winter season.

The Green Umbrella Foundation announced on December 31 that J-Hope donated ₩100 million KRW (about $84,000 USD) to support underprivileged children in Korea. The donation will be used for medical expenses and to provide heating for children in low-income families and care facilities.

J-Hope also shared the reason why he made the donation.

“I was worried that children suffering economically during the Covid-19 pandemic would have a double whammy and go through a cold and lonely winter. I hope this donation will help children have a warmer winter.”

— J-Hope

J-Hope has donated over ₩800 million KRW (about $672,000 USD) to support children, both in Korea and overseas.

This BTS latest news surely is heartwarming, eh?

BTS Updates Today Source: Allkpop news

BLACKPINK Lisa’s “MONEY” Becomes Fastest K-Pop Solo Track To Surpass 300M Streams On Spotify

December 31, 2021

 

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Here’s another Lisa Blackpink news today:

BLACKPINK Lisa’s track “MONEY” has made another record on the world’s largest music streaming platform, Spotify. According to YG Entertainment, “MONEY”, surpassed 300 million streams on Spotify, just 112 days after its release on September 10.

This also makes her the fastest K-Pop solo artist and K-Pop female act to reach this many streams. Previously, fellow member Jennie was the first Korean solo artist to reach 300 million streams, which took about 960 days. 

On the other hand, Lisa’s solo album title track, LALISA, topped the iTunes Top Song Chart in 72 countries and the YouTube Top 100 Songs chart for two weeks in a row. Congrats once again to Lisa!

Blackpink News Source: Koreaboo

BLACKPINK’s Lisa is Voted as the Most Beautiful Face of 2021 By TC Candler

December 30, 2021

Can’t get enough of Blackpink Lisa news? Here’s more!

TC Candler recently released their annual list of the “100 Most Beautiful Faces” for males and females for the year 2021, and this year, there are tons of K-Pop idols who made the list!

And the top spot was taken by none other than the beautiful Thai member of BLACKPINK, Lisa!

Last year, Lisa ranked #2 on the “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020”, and this year, she’s managed to top her past achievement and come out on top as #1 on the list!

Blackpink News Source: Koreaboo

BTS’s Jungkook’s And Lee Yoo Bi’s Agencies Deny Dating Rumors

December 27, 2021

Here’s another hot KPop news today!

The agencies of BTS’ Jungkook and Lee Yoo Bi quickly denied reports that they are in a relationship.

Recently, one YouTuber who posts content about K-pop stars uploaded a video that claimed the two stars were dating. According to the video, Lee Yoo Bi is a fan of Jungkook, and she engaged in “lovestagram” by posting purple hearts on her Instagram account. Also, it was pointed out that Jungkook’s older brother and Lee Yoo Bi’s younger sister are following each other on social media. In addition, the YouTuber shared that the two stars wore matching clothes and bracelets and that Jungkook fits Lee Yoo Bi’s description of her ideal type, which is a “manly man with pretty eyes.”

On December 27, Lee Yoo Bi’s agency Y-Bloom Entertainment commented, “That’s a groundless [rumor]. Lee Yoo Bi and Jungkook’s dating news make no sense. They’ve never met, and they don’t know each other. Among the BTS members, Lee Yoo Bi knew Suga, but that was a long time ago. We don’t even know if they’re in touch right now.”

On the same day, Jungkook’s label Big Hit Music stated that it is not true that Jungkook is dating Lee Yoo Bi. The agency is taking regular legal action against malicious posts and false information related to BTS.

BTS Updates Today Source: Soompi

K-drama star Kim Seon-ho’s career is back on track after abortion allegation nearly ruined it

Want to know the latest news on Kim Seon Ho before and after? Read on.

After being cancelled by fans and advertisers due to a controversy, South Korean actor Kim Seon Ho is back on track. 

Late last year, Kim Seon Ho’s former girlfriend had written an anonymous post, accusing him of emotional abuse and even forcing her to get an abortion. However, he seems to have un-cancelled himself within weeks.

It appears as if the actor’s life is slowly limping back to normal, after being dropped from ads, and upcoming shows. Brands such as Domino’s Pizza Korea, Canon Korea and Food Bucket had pulled down his ads, when the controversy erupted. However, face mask brand Miima, Canon Korea and e-commerce platform 11Street all restored his ads following positive reports in the press. In fact, according to South China Morning Post, 11Street recorded an astronomical transaction in a day on November 11 after the actor returned in their ads, generating 200 billion won (US$168 million) in sales.

Apart from this, Seon Ho’s Instagram following saw a massive jump as well, from 7.3 million to 7.9 million. Owing to his fiercely protective fan-base, he won two popularity polls at 2021 Asia Artist Awards.

While he was compelled to exit from two major films he was supposed to star in – Dog Days and 2 O’Clock Data, he will remain as the lead of Sad Tropics, NME reported. There was also a petition in favour of his return to 2 Days & 1 Night. The show’s chief producer Lee Hwan-sun responded in a statement: “We would like to clarify that both sides held a negotiation process with each other before making that announcement.”

After his show Hometown Cha Cha Cha ended on a high, allegations of Kim Seon Ho being emotionally abusive to his ex-girlfriend began to do the rounds after an anonymous netizen wrote a lengthy post, where she mentioned that he forced her to get an abortion. The post went viral and Seon-Ho and his agency put out a statement, ‘apologising’ for his actions.  However, the effect was instantaneous as Seon-Ho was dropped from ads, and two films he was supposed to star in, Dog Days and 2 O’Clock Data.

The story was far from over— as Korean outlet Dispatch did an investigation on the matter. The outlet showed that contrary to what the woman mentioned in her post about them having to keep their relationship a secret, the couple was spotted at a cafe. Messages between her and Seon Ho were disclosed where she ‘apologised’ for lying about her whereabouts on one occasion. Messages were released by Seon-Ho, showing that the couple had deliberated over the abortion, and they did not break up owing to his fame, but due to her ‘unsettling actions’. After the investigation, Kim Seon-Ho’s life seemed to slowly get back on track.

The actor hasn’t posted anything on Instagram since the controversy, and fans are eagerly waiting for his return.

Korean Entertainment News Source: The Indian Express

Frequently Asked Questions About Korean Entertainment News

Q: Who is the HYBE new CEO?
A: The new HYBE CEO is Park Ji-won. According to HYBE, the company’s board meeting on July 1 approved the appointment of Park Ji-won as the new CEO, replacing Bang. Park previously headed HYBE’s headquarter operations and was Nexon Korea’s CEO prior to his move to HYBE.

Q: What is the latest news on Kim Seon Ho?
A: Here are the latest news on Kim Seon Ho:

Kim Seon Ho will resume work after abortion scandal with ex-girlfriend. He already attended the script reading for his upcoming film ‘Sad Tropics’. He will be joined by actress Go Ra, who has been cast opposite him in the film. 

Q: Is BTS going to military service 2022?
A: There is no information yet if BTS will enlist for military service 2022. All seven members of BTS have applied to postpone their military service until age 30. 

Q: How old is Lee Jung Jae Squid Game?
A: Lee Jung Jae Squid Game is 49 years old.

Q: Who is the HYBE CEO?
A: The HYBE CEO is Park Ji-won.

Q: Who are the richest KPop idols 2021?
A: Here’s the list of the richest KPop idols 2021:

  1. JYP (Jin Young Park)
  2. Kim Jaejoong
  3. PSY (Park-Jae-sang) 
  4. G-Dragon (Kwon Ji-Yong)
  5. Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) 
  6. Choi Siwon
  7. IU (Lee Ji-Eun)
  8. Lee Hyori 
  9. Taeyang (Dong Young Bae) 
  10. T.O.P (Choi Seung Hyun)

Source: Seoulspace.com 

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