Home Date: March 26th, 2012

President Obama Makes Note of Korean Wave, “Hallyu”

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President Obama Makes Note of Korean Wave, “Hallyu”

On March 26, President Barack Obama gave a speech at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul and made note of “Hallyu,” the Korean word for the spread of Korean pop culture around the world. . ... Read more

Rain performs at the ’2012 Seoul Peace Music Festival’

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Rain performs at the ’2012 Seoul Peace Music Festival’

Singer Rain recently completed his first stage performance since his enlistment in the Korean military.

Rain who is currently serving as a national defense public relations officer put on a passionate performance at the ‘2012 Seoul Peace Music Festival‘ that took place on March 26th at the War Memorial in Seoul. . ... Read more

U-KISS successfully concludes their first independent Japanese tour

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U-KISS successfully concludes their first independent Japanese tour

Idol group U-KISS successfully completed their first Japanese tour for 25,000 of their Japanese fans.

According to leading Japanese music site Oricon Style, U-KISS held their last performance of their first independent Japanese tour ‘U-KISS First Japanese Live Tour 2012‘ at ‘Zepp Tokyo‘ on March 25th. . ... Read more

Cover Girls: SNSD’s Sooyoung & Tiffany

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Cover Girls: SNSD’s Sooyoung & Tiffany

Sometimes it feels like SNSD is everywhere in K-pop. Dramas, music shows, variety shows, plays — you name it. This time around, it’s photo shoots. It hasn’t been long since SNSD’s last photoshoot, starring Jessica, and two other members have appeared in magazines this past week: Sooyoung for In Style and Tiffany for Vogue Girl. Now, even professionally styled and created photo shoots can be a hit or miss but luckily both girls look absolutely gorgeous in their spreads. . ... Read more

Famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson shares photos of Big Bang

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Famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson shares photos of Big Bang

On March 26th, famous fashion photographer Terry Richardson shared some fun photos that he took with the boys of Big Bang in his studio.

Big Bang takes on a variety of poses and in one particular photo, G-Dragon takes a playful faux punch to the stomach.. ... Read more

MBLAQ’s Seungho Tears Up in Emotional Farewell Video Message

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MBLAQ’s Seungho Tears Up in Emotional Farewell Video Message

On March 26, MBLAQ released their final video message on J.Tune Camp’s official YouTube channel. In the 49-second video, MBLAQ shared their thoughts on ending their fourth mini album promotions and future plans moving forward. . ... Read more

2PM & 2AM spotted filming their new variety show

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2PM & 2AM spotted filming their new variety show

The members of 2PM and 2AM have been spotted walking together on the streets of Tokyo.

The above photos recently surfaced on an online community site with the title, ‘Still shots from ’2PM Wander Trip’!!’ . ... Read more

Park Han Byul’s Sexy Lingerie Spread for "CeCi"

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Park Han Byul’s Sexy Lingerie Spread for "CeCi"

Actress Park Han Byul’s lingerie photo shoot has been revealed.

Se7en’s Woman,” Park Han Byul revealed her gorgeous and sexy body for the April issue of fashion magazine, “CeCi,” in time for the spring season.. ... Read more

Kim Hyun Joong Puts on a Show at “2012 Tokyo Girls Collection”

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Kim Hyun Joong Puts on a Show at “2012 Tokyo Girls Collection”

On March 24, Kim Hyun Joong stood on the ending stage of “2012 Tokyo Girls Collection,” which was held in Shanghai, China. During the highlight of the show, Kim Hyun Joong took the crowd by storm with stunning live performances of “Do You Like That” and “Lucky Guy.” Fans from Japan, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong cheered for the star singer relentlessly throughout his stage, reflecting Kim Hyun Joong’s soaring popularity around the world. . ... Read more

Check out a preview for 2NE1, will.i.am & DJ Poet’s “Take the World On”

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Check out a preview for 2NE1, will.i.am & DJ Poet’s “Take the World On”

Earlier in the month, some footage arose of 2NE1 and will.i.am‘s alleged US track at Club Answer in Seoul. However, it seems that this isn’t related to their American debut at all and rather is a track which will be used as a promotional single for Intel’s Ultrabook Project. Produced by will.i.am and DJ Poet, the track is electro-dance and titled “Take the World On“. . ... Read more

Joo Won is learning martial arts and horse-riding for Bridal Mask

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Joo Won is learning martial arts and horse-riding for Bridal Mask

Actor Joo Won is currently learning martial arts and horse-riding for KBS 2TV’s new drama series Bridal Mask, in which 10 billion won is invested.

On March 26, Sim Entertainment, Joo Won’s agency, reported, “Joo Won is currently taking several martial arts classes such as Taekyun and a horse-riding class for Bridal Mask. He learned martial arts before he started to film the movie Special Investigation Unit, but it’s the first time for him to learn horse-riding.” . ... Read more

MBLAQ members become dandy Spring gentleman for newest photo shoot

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MBLAQ members become dandy Spring gentleman for newest photo shoot

Idol group MBLAQ who recently wrapped up promotions for their fourth mini-album recently participated in a photo shoot that gave off a fresh feel of the new Spring season. . ... Read more