Posts Tagged ‘KARA’

IU, Leaving the MC Position of ‘Inkigayo’ After 2 Years ‘My Experience With Nicole and Goo Hara Were Most Memorable’

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IU will be leaving her MC position of 'Inkigayo.'

After 2 years and 4 months of being the MC, IU will be leaving SBS "Inkigayo." In today's episode, IU announced that she'll be leaving, bringing sadness to her fans.

IU said, "I remember the first time when I started with B2ST's Gikwang. I once said 'MCkayo' instead of 'Inkigayo' by mistake."

As the MCs that fit best with her, she chose KARA's Nicole and Goo Hara and as the one she had the most difficult time, she said, "Hwang...," teasing her current partner, ZE:A's Hwang Kwanghee.

Internet users who saw this commented, "I'm so sad~ She was such a great MC," "Wow, it's been 2 years already," and "IU, we'll miss you!"

Photo Credit: SBS

KARA Park Kyuri, Picture With Sunflower

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Girl group KARA's member Park Kyuri revealed a self-camera photo.

Today, Park Kyuri posted on her Twitter, "Sunflower" along with a picture.

In the picture, Park Kyuri is holding a sunflower, showing off her beauty. She is wearing a pink jacket and has her hair tied naturally into a ponytail.

Park Kyuri recently revealed her acting skills through MBC queen drama "Nail Shop Paris."

Photo Credit: Park Kyuri Twitter

IU To Finally Step Down From MC Role On Inkigayo

After 2 years and 4 months of constantly changing clothing and cute artist introduction, IU will now be finally stepping down from her position as Inkigayo MC. 

During the July 28th airing of Inkigayo IU revealed that she will be stepping down from her MC postion telling viewers that “Today is my last day as an MC. I remember when i had my first MC introduction with (Beast’s) Lee Ki Kwang.” Since that time the MC role in Inkigayo may have changed several times but IU had continued to maintain her position till now.

MC partner Hwang Kwang Hee asks her if there is any mistakes she made on air that she still remembers to which IU replies, “I once called Inkigayo, MC Gayo.” She was also asked which of her former MC partners she worked best with, with her response being “Out of all the colleagues that i have being MC with, Kara members Nicole and Hara were the ones I worked the best with

KARA releases Hara’s ‘Thank You Summer Love’ solo version MV!



After revealing the solo versions of  Nicole and Jiyoung's 'Thank You Summer Love' MV yesterday, here comes Hara's solo MV. Check below:


KARA releases Jiyoung & Nicole versions “Thank You Summer Love” MVs


KARA releases the solo version MVs of members Nicole and Jiyoung, check out the MVs below





[Recap] Weekly Roundup – July Week 4

All the important Korean Entertainment news from this week in one place: This is your Weekly Soompi Roundup! 

Director Kim Jong Hak‘s death has been ruled as suicide by the authorities. He was the director of classic dramas such as “Sandglass,“ “Eyes of Dawn,” and “The Legend.” His most recent drama was “Faith.”  Se7en, Sanchu, and five other celebrity soldiers have been sentences to ten days or less in military jail. Enter obligatory “happy ending” joke here. The FTC ordered SM and the FFPCAI to stop interfering with JYJ and C-JeS which leads me to believe that Korea has an unhealthy obsession with acronyms.  The legal battles for Park Shi Hoo are completely over, just like our interest in this scandal

Shinyoo Hits 100 Weeks on Billboard

Your Grandma’s Favorite Idol: Shinyoo Hits 100 Weeks on Billboard

Stop and think for a minute. Do you remember where you were when “So Cool” became Sistar‘s first number one single? How about when Girls’ Generation brought “The Boys” back from Japan? Or when Psy uploaded the video to “Gangnam Style?” You probably have no idea. But if there exists one sure thing in this world, it’s that in each of those moments, sitting comfortably in the middle reaches of Korea’s music charts was a song called “Hands Of The Clock” by a man named Shinyoo. This marks the record’s 100th week on Billboard’s K-pop Hot 100 chart, logged at a respectable #26. Peaking previously at #23 and almost never falling out of the top 50, “Hands Of The Clock” is by far the longest-running song on the chart, making Shinyoo into some kind of unstoppable, mysterious musical force

KARA Kang Jiyoung-Nicole Turn Into Cartoon Characters

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Girl group KARA's member Kang Jiyoung turned into the cartoon character Pippi Longstocking.

Yesterday, KARA's Nicole posted on her Instagram, "Pigtails JY" along with a picture.

In the picture, Kang Jiyoung's hair is tied to her sides with a yellow tie, turning into the animation character Pippi. Nicole was also in a pink dress with a pink ribbon in her hair, looking like a cartoon character as well.

Internet users who saw this commented, "You look like cartoon characters," "So cute," etc.

Photo Credit: Nicole Instagram

Best Self-Cams of All Time: Girls’ Generation, T-ARA, B.A.P

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There's something about pictures and Koreans that go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. In Korean culture, the act of taking pictures of yourself is called "selca." Selcas have taken our generation by storm and nobody, and I mean nobody is safe from its self-absorbed wrath! In simple terms, a selca is just when a person takes a photo of themselves from certain angles. The expressions can very from extremely adorable to I'm-too-sexy-for-my-shirt to look-at-me-I'm-prettier-than-you. Every one who thinks they are attractive takes a selca in Korea and some have even become famous through this act of photo-taking cockiness. But let's take a look at some of our favorite celebrity selcas and who wins for taking the cutest one!

The ladies of Girls' Generation love taking selcas

K-pop Goes on Social Media: The Power of Likes, ReTweets and Shares

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How do Kpop idols benefit from participating in social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, Kakaotalk, so on and so forth? Is there a down side to it?

One thing that you have to realize is that K-pop's success is primarily built around album sales, track sales, concert sales, sales sales sales. Now what's an important compound in making sure these sales are on point? Two things, the internal help, that means the marketing, the staff, the company and the artists, and external, the fans.

As a fan, I can see where the need to get to know your favorite artists comes from. You don't just want talent, you want an amalgamation of talent and likability. And how can fans like the idols when there is no connection, no sort of platform for them to know for sure that the idol is just an instant message away