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Star Wars and EXO could also be taking part in Mysterious New Project

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Star Wars and EXO Could be Taking part in Mysterious New Project On November 3, the Star Wars Korea Facebook page uploaded an image with nine silhouettes below the approaching movie logo “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The caption reads, “A ‘Star Wars’ and K-pop track video collaboration! Awakening the force with the largest K-pop stars! The video and the idols will be printed on November 5.”

Many have guessed the stars in query to be idol workforce EXO, because the silhouettes fit their promotional image for “Love Me Right” (pictured below). Lovers will must wait till November five to look what precisely the collaboration music video has in store.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is scheduled to be released in December, whilst EXO is these days in the midst of their Japanese tour.

Girls' Generation, EXO, INFINITE And More Perform As Part Of All-Star Lineup For 70th Anniversary Korean Liberation Concert At The DMZ

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Girls' Generation, EXO, INFINITE And More Perform As Part Of All-Star Lineup For 70th Anniversary Korean Liberation Concert At The DMZ

(Photo : Twitter ) On Aug. 14, MBC broadcasted a special concert event in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Korea"s Liberation Day (Gwangbokjeol).

The holiday is celebrated on August 15 in both North and South Korea and marks the end of the Japanese occupation of the Korean Peninsula.

A whole host of popular K-pop acts attended the music festival, also known as the 2015 DMZ Peace Concert, to perform their latest hit songs to a crowd of about 8,000 fans near the North and South Korean border.

The Koren Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that was set up in the aftermath of fighting between the two sides during the Korean War. It serves as a de facto border between the two nations and a symbol of reunification and ongoing negotiations among the two sides.

Check out all the great performances below.

Girls" Generation; "Party"

FT ISLAND; "80 Million Songs Reunification"

The One; "Arirang" and "Alone Arirang"

CNBLUE’s Minhyuk has confirmed to take part in the show called “Our Neighborhood Sports” Special along side with other star called Yuri

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CNBLUEs Minhyuk to Join Girls Generations Yuri on Our Neighborhood Sports Special CNBLUEs Minhyuk is going to be hitting the pool to show off his swimming skills in an upcoming episode of KBS 2TVs Our Neighborhood Sports!

It was recently announced that Girls Generations Yuri will also be appearing in this special swimming-themed episode.

According to KBS, The current cast for the swimming special includes Kang Ho Dong, Jung Hyung Don, Yuri, and Minhyuk.

It is expected that additional cast members will be chosen after their skills are verified either through an audition or a recommendation, the network says.

Our Neighborhood Sports airs every Tuesday night on KBS. The special swimming episode with Minhyuk and Yuri is slated to air in mid July.

EXID’s Hani appeared to have disclosed about the size of her waist when taking part in the show called “Star King”

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EXID’s Hani Reveals Her Waist Size on “Star King” EXID member Hani recently revealed her waist size on the latest episode of “Star King.”

On the broadcast of SBS’ talent variety show “Star King” that aired on May 9, the final segment of Yoo Seung Ok’s 10-week miracle diet project hit the air.

Before revealing the waist measurement of the three participants that took part in Yoo Seung Ok’s diet program, the MCs asked Hani about her waist measurement.

After seeing Hani hesitate in front of the measuring tape, the MCs said, “You don’t have to get measured with the [measuring] tape. You can just tell us,” to which the EXID member revealed she has a 24-inch waist circumference.

Cha Tae Hyun appeared to have promoted Pink Lipstick with the other star named Gong Hyo Jin when taking part in the show called “Producer”

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Cha Tae Hyun Sports Pink Lipstick in New Producer Stills with Gong Hyo Jin New preview stills for the much anticipated drama Producers show Cha Tae Hyun (playing Ra Joon Mo) and Gong Hyo Jin (playing Tak Ye Jin) having a talk inside a bar.

The portrayed characters have been best friends for 20 years and also got hired at KBS at the same time. Joon Mo is the head-producer for the representative KBS shows 1 Night 2 Days and Music Bank, and will play a big part in the drama with his hilarious story line.

In the revealed photos, Joon Mo (Cha Tae Hyun) and Ye Jin (Gong Hyo Jin) are each seen concentrating on different things. Ye Jin is in the middle of a serious rant, while Joon Mo is seen wearing lipstick, which he probably stole from Ye Jin.

What could have led Cha Tae Hyun to wear lipstick?

Stay tuned for the first episode airing May 15 at 9:15 p.m. KST to find out why!

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AOA"s ChoA details her past part-time job experience on "Radio Star"

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AOA member ChoA entertained the "Radio Star" audience on the May 20 broadcast with tales of her past part-time job on a special segment titled "Fresh, Sour, Tart Human Vitamin". 

ChoA explained that while she worked part-time at an electronics company, she was on the central district team and a top salesperson. 

When asked about handy sales tips, the idol replied, "Good salespeople are usually very personable and have a sense of humor but I wasn"t like that. Still, I was thankful to the people that applied for our services and was patient in answering all their questions," stressing the importance of customer service.

Furthermore, ChoA surprised the audience by remarking, "Though it is against labor laws, I worked twelve hours a day because that is the nature of business and because it was my chosen field. There were even times I raked in nearly $5,000 per month."

ChoA established an impressive ability to support herself when she stated, "I"ve been working since I was twenty, and even after spendings on necessities, I would have around $20,000 left."

Pretty awe-inspiring considering that at the age of twenty, most young people are unable to make $5,000 a month let alone fend for themselves. You go girl!

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BTS’ V appeared to put high heels on and dance when taking part in the movie called “Star King”

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BTS’ V Dances in High Heels on “Star King” BTS member V will be showing off a very special dance performance on the next episode of SBS’ talent variety show “Star King.”

On the broadcast of “Star King” scheduled to air on May 16, a competition amongst a number of talented individuals, such as a circus couple, a bodybuilder in his 70s, a part-time worker at a baseball stadium, and more will play out.

Included as one of the competitors is a dance team made up of four men. What’s special about this dance team, named Heels Men, is that they are able to perform difficult choreography while wearing high heels.

It is said that V will be joining the group to show off his powerful dance moves in 12-centimeter (approx. 4.7 inch) heels.

Following his impressive performance, a producer of the show explained, “I didn’t know why V is a trending idol, but I now know the reason after seeing him dance during the recording.”

This episode of “Star King” will air on May 16 at 6:25 p.m. (KST). This is a must-see!

TVXQ’s Yunho appeared to have taken part in the next Web Drama called “I Order You" with female star called Kim Ga Eun

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TVXQs Yunho Cast in Upcoming Web Drama I Order You Along with Kim Ga Eun TVXQs Yunho will be continuing his acting career as the lead character alongside Kim Ga Eun in upcoming web-based drama, I Order You.

According to a number of associates on April 28, Yunho and Kim Ga Eun were cast in I Order You, the SBS web-based drama that is preparing to film, as the male and female leads. They have already finished a script reading recently and the first shoot is slated to be at the beginning of May.

I Order You is based on a web novel by the same title, and it is a culinary drama with Peurada, an atelier specializing in hand-made bentos, as the backdrop.

Yunho will play the chef Yeo Gook Dae, while Kim Ga Eun will play Park Song Ah, an employee at an advertisement company.

Meanwhile, Yunho selected I Order You to follow up his previous drama The Night Watchman and his cameo in the wildly successful movie Ode to my Father, for which he received stellar reviews. Kim Ga Eun has also starred in a number of successful dramas including SBSs I Can Hear Your Voice, KBS 2TVs Inspiring Generation, The Joseon Gunman, and tvNs Gap Dong.

Meanwhile, I Order You will air all 16 episodes online, then it will air on SBS Plus at around the middle of June.

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[Interview] K-pop star, Hyeri turns into advocate for young part time workers

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[Interview] K-pop star, Hyeri turns into advocate for young part time workers

Decent treatment for young part-timers!

Hyeri (pictured, Lee Hye-ri), a 21-year-old member of K-pop girl group "Girl"s Day", has got new nicknames thanks to her new commercial to call for decent treatment for young part-timers. In an e-mail interview with the Dong-A Ilbo on Tuesday, Hyeri expressed her feelings about the commercial series, saying, I hope the campaign can contribute to make a society where employers treat part-time workers like their own daughters and sons. This is the first time for the K-pop singer to express her thoughts on part-timers poor treatment after starring in "Albamon" (a domestic part-time recruitment site) commercials that have made known the minimum wage issue.

In the Albamons TV commercial that began in February, Hyeri shouted Part-timers have a right to protect! to publicize the part-time workers rights that are frequently infringed in the local labor market, such as "the legal minimum hourly wage is 5,580 won (approx. 5.1 U.S. dollars)" and "the night time hourly wage is 1.5 times of the daytime hourly wage". Korean netizens gave applause to the commercial and said, Young people may not know about Jeon Tae-il (a labor activist in 1970s whose suicide became the foundation of the Labor Standards Act), but they all know Hyeris minimum hourly wage of 5,580 won. The girl group member was awarded with the Labor Ministrys appreciation plaque for contribution to raise awareness on the minimum wage.

- You"ve done a great job. You let the public know about the minimum hourly wage and the night time wage.

While preparing for the commercial shooting, I came to know how much the minimum wage is and how more a part-time employee should be paid for night-time jobs. I hope more people come to know about the wages thanks to this campaign, as I did. I felt bittersweet after knowing the reality.

- Some employers have criticized the commercial.

It is hard for me to judge which side is right or wrong, as I havent been in both positions. But I believe it is a great deal if you are not paid as much as you should be after working hard. Also, I have a thought that the minimum hourly wage has not been increased in comparison to surging prices. If employers provide more sound work environment for part-time workers, their work efficiency would increase accordingly.

- If you have anything that you want to tell the part-timers of your own age?

I have many friends who have part-time jobs. Whenever I see part-timers of my own age, it makes me say `hi` or `thank you` appreciating their labor and services. I think they are awesome given their efforts standing on their own feet. If they keep the mindset that they had in the beginning, I bet they can achieve anything!

- What is your expectation on the decent treatment for part-timers campaign?

I believe the easiest way to achieve the goal of the campaign would be treating part-time workers like employers own children. It will generate positive effect, I am sure. Treating part-timers just a bit better will lead to success of the campaign. Way to go, part-timers!

Jinwoon leads the Gangnam Lakers to gold in "Idol Star Olympics" basketball tournament

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Jinwoon leads the Gangnam Lakers to gold in

The basketball tournament for MBC"s "Idol Star Olympics" ended on February 20 with Gangnam Lakers coming out for the gold! The team, which had Jinwoon as the captain and Jackson, Jun Woo Sung, and HISTORY"s Na Do Gyun as the members went up against the Mani Keun Jordan Team, which has Kangin as the captain and Tao, INFINITE"s L and Sungjong, BTOB"s Minhyuk and Sungjae, and MYNAME"s Insoo as members, ultimately earned the silver.

The Gangnam Lakers team continuously moved forward, but the Mani Keun Jordan Teamgrasped a chance to achieve a turnaround. Mani Keun Jordan Team"s Insoo,who really impressed with his skills throughout the whole tournament, had an and-1 opportunity with three minutes left on the clock, and even shot in the free throw which gave his team a 15 to 14 lead.

The game was back and forth throughout and as the Mani Keun Jordan Team was trailing 18 to 15 with 5.7 seconds on the clock, Insoo had an opportunity to tie it with 3 free throws because he was fouled at the 3-point line. Unfortunately, he only made one of the three free throws and his team had a lane violation for the third free throw which put Jinwoon at the foul line. Jinwoon missed both free throws but Gangnam Lakers"Jackson was able to grab the rebound and was immediately fouled.With 2.4 seconds left on the clock, Jackson got a free throw in, making the score 19 to 16!

After rebounding Jackson"s second missed free throw attempt, Mani Keun Jordan Team"s Minhyuk was fouled with just 0.3 seconds left on the clock. He made the first free throwand the score was 19 to 17. The only hope left was to purposely miss the second free throw and hope to score a tap in off a rebound to tie the game. Unfortunately, he airballed the second free throw attempt and the Gangnam Lakers took possession of the ball.

In the end, Gangnam Lakers won 19 to 17, earning the gold! Impressively enough, their team captain Jinwoon scored 15 points alone, proving to be an MVP.