There were selfies galore in the SNS world as well as welcome updates from one hot actor and a former girl group member. Read about it all in today’s Twitter Roundup.
Actor Kim Woo Bin shared a photo of himself in the recording studio on his Weibo on March 5, writing “Rehearsing a song for my fan meeting. I’m worried because of my subpar talent, but I’m trying really hard.”
SISTAR’s Bora tweeted a photo from class on March 5, writing “Went to lecture! Today’s assignment was watching musical Mamma Mia!! Let’s all be strong this semester.”
Big Bang’s G-Dragon, meanwhile, was gone with the wind, sharing this photo on March 5 with the caption referencing his collab with Park Myung Soo and the literal wind, “I cheated. Jeju Island.”
Former Kara member Nicole updated fans with an Instagram video of herself dancing, along with the caption, “Just a lil taste
Kara’s Goo Hara looks lovely in her new advertisements for famous cosmetic brand “Estee Lauder.” The idol is a new model for the brand, and she looks great in her recent advertisements.
Goo Hara ties her hair up, but keeps some strands loose for a more wild look in the picture below. She is wearing a strapless dress with a unique design. The dress features intricate cut out patterns.
Goo Hara posted a picture on herself holding lipstick on her Instagram page on March 9 with the accompanying message “ESTEE LAUDER HARA PINK@ coming soon.” It seems that the Hara will have her very own line of pink lipstick! The actress is wearing the same outfit, but she is in front of a mirror in this picture.
KARA‘s Hara has become the new endorsement model for “Estee Lauder“!
The cosmetics brand chose Hara as the new face of its lipstick products. Her pictorial for the brand’s new collection were unveiled on March 10th, drawing all eyes with her bright smile and natural beauty.
A representative from “Estee Lauder” stated, “Hara”s face has a bright, healthy image and also has a sophisticated, modern beauty. She can express various images through her face.”
Meanwhile, Hara expressed, “I”m so happy that I became the muse for a brand I”ve always enjoyed using.“
(KL/10thMarch) 2NE1 ticket launch was held on Sg. Wang Plaza last coming Sunday. 2NE1 fans queued up for 30 hours in order to grab the VVIP tickets. On the same day, all tickets purchase came with limited edition poster, Clio products and fans get the chance for lucky draw. VVIP RM599 (L1), VVIP (R1) and PS1 (R1) were sold out, while other tickets range are selling fast.
IME Production is the lead promoter of 2NE1 2014 World Tour “ALL OR NOTHING” in Malaysia.
Online sales will begin on March 9th (Sunday) at 3:00pm via TicketCharge website (www.ticketcharge.com.my) .
Ticketcharge ticket hotlines will begin on March 10th (Monday) at 10a.m., please call (603) 92228811 to purchase your ticket.
Outlet sales will begin on March 10th (Monday), please visit TicketCharge office, Speedy music store, Rock Corner music store, Victoria music center, Neway Karaoke outlet and Celcom blue cube outlet
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Girl group KARA"s Han Seungyeon is being cast in dramas left and right and continuing her acting activities.
Last year Han Seungyeon starred in SBS drama "Jang Ok Jung, Living by Love" and started her full-fledged acting career. She"s currently starring in cable channel SBS Plus drama "Her Lovely Heels" as the female lead Shin Ji Hoo, and is working with male lead Oh Tae Soo, which is played by model and actor Hong Jong Hyun. She"s taken a female lead in one year following "Jang Ok Jung, Living by Love".
Not only that, Han Seungyeon has also been cast in MBC"s new drama "Jang Bori Is Here!" which is scheduled to air its first episode in April. The KARA member is plowing forward as an acting idol. In the drama she will play the part of Joo Ga Eul, the princess-wanna-be little sister to Joo Sang Woo (played by Oh Chang Suk) and Joo Chan Woo (played by Kim Ji Hoon)
It is almost impossible to describe the music of South Korean underground hip-hop duo ILLAP.
From hard-hitting angular hip-hop beats to songs that are as close to meditative as hip-hop has ever dared to get, this group is truly one-of-a-kind.
The original approach of this Busan-based group, whose new self-titled album was released last week, extends to their album cover art, music videos and band photos, each with artistically inventive imagery that often obscures the band members" faces.
In their first-ever U.S. interview, the two members of ILLAP, 22-year-old rapper Jjang-You and 21-year-old DJ-producer DOL, spoke to KpopStarz about their influences, future plans and the meaning behind their mysterious image.
KpopStarz: What does your band name, ILLAP, mean?
DOL: It is a Buddhist word meaning the first year of being a monk
2NE1, the No.1 Girl Group in Korea will hold their 2014cworld tour concert “ALL OR NOTHING”in Malaysia on May 24th (Saturday) 2014, 7:30pm at Stadium Negara Kuala Lumpur, organized by IME Productions.
2NE1, after South Korea, will be visiting 9 countries including Japan and China, meeting fans in 13 cities including Seoul, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Yokohama for their 17 concerts. All eyes are on the girls to see what they’ve got this time for the international fans.
More expectations build up as it is said the two world-renown directors Travis Payne and Stacy Walker will once again join in on the girls’ World Tour. 2NE1 will be showing their individual strengths in this tour compared to last tour, and also a great number of veteran staffs joined him for the tour.
The creative director of 2NE1 world tour is Travis Payne, who directed choreography of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' tour, and Stacy Walker, who was also another choreography director for Michael Jackson, will be participating
K-Pop"s "Big 2" girl groups have clashed in the music arena. Following Girl"s Generation"s release of their mini-album "Mr. Mr." on the 24th, 2NE1 released their second studio album "Crush" four days later. With the Wonder Girls and Kara suffering from recent member problems, the K-Pop spotlight has now moved its focus to the remaining two giants. The focus, however, doesn"t restrict itself to the girls; this is a battle between SM and YG as well. At the end, who will remain victorious? Who will sell the most? Who will grab the spotlight?
Believe it or not, 2NE1 and Girl"s Generation have now become the seniors of the K-pop idol music industry. Girl"s Generation debuted in 2007 whilst 2NE1 did so in 2009, making it 8 and 6 years since their respective debuts. During their careers, both groups have received tremendous amount of support from their agencies as well as accumulated indispensable information such as the know-hows of the music industry
KARA had previously announced that they would temporarily be suspending activities to regroup their team members. However, it was revealed that they sang at a supermarket chain in-house sports competition.
Japan"s online newspaper "J-Cast" reported that KARA was invited to the Saitama Super Arena on the 25th last month for the Supermarket chain "Yaoko In-House Sports Competition". The event was hosted by former Nihon TV announcer Akira Fukuzawa, and was reportedly a grand in-house event.
Coporate events such as this aren"t uncommon, but what became the focus was that one of the best K-Pop girl groups in Japan was invited to this event.
J-Cast reported, "According to the leaked athletic competition contents and schedule in January, KARA appeared from 12:30PM to 2:10PM, and the time slot indicated, "Enjoy eating lunch and listening"