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American R&B artist Kehlani tweets in response to MAMAMOO Whee In's message



American R&B artist Kehlani tweeted in response to a message from MAMAMOO's Whee In.
On the August 2nd episode of web variety show 'Celebrity', Whee In named Kehlani as the artist she wants to collaborate with most. The MAMAMOO member expressed, "I hope to go to one of your shows or concerts. I'll always cheer you on, so I hope you continue to release good music," in a video message on the show.

It seems Whee In's fans took it upon themselves to send the message to Kehlani on Twitter, and the American singer responded, " Awww. Thank you, Whee In! It's coming. Hope to meet you soon."

In other news, MAMAMOO are promoting their latest track "Egotistic".




Actress Park Bo Young reveals her first idol star crush



Actress Park Bo Young revealed the identity of her first idol star crush. 

On August 3, Park Bo Young featured as a guest on SBS Power FM's 'Park So Hyun's Love Game', and for her final suggested track, she chose g.o.d's "One Candle". The actress expressed, "g.o.d was the group I was a fan girl of for the first time in my life. At the time, I liked smile angel Son Ho Young."
She continued, "It was in elementary school when I was going through puberty. I thought about my path in life a lot while listening to the song 'Road'. I was only in elementary school too."


Jang Geun Suk's agency warns ban from fanclub & promotion activities as fans keep showing up at star's public service workplace



Actor Jang Geun Suk's agency Tree J Company issued a strict warning toward fans who seem to be visiting Jang Geun Suk's public service workplace incessantly. 

The agency began, "Jang Geun Suk's public service workplace is a location which deals with urgent matters of life and safety. The location practices strict rules preventing normal citizens from entering without permission." 

Tree J Company insisted that continued visits from un-welcomed fans may even lead to consequences for Jang Geun Suk's mandatory public service, and asked "that you please refrain from waiting around on the roads and near the building, hoping to catch a glimpse of him during his clock-in or clock-out hours." 

Finally, the label warned, "We will absolutely catch hose who violate these rules on sight, and we will take measures so that the individual is not only banned from the official fanclub, but also banned from all further promotional activities, audience entries, etc."

BTS enter 'Billboard 200' for the 10th week in a row




BTS are continuing to rank on Billboard.

The boys' 'Love Yourself: Tear' is #61 on 'Billboard 200' this week. This week is the 10th consecutive week that the album has stayed on the charts. The album is also #1 on World Albums, #2 on Independent Albums, #14 on Top Album Sales, and #41 on Canadian Albums.

Not only so, but BTS has ranked #1 on Social 50 for the 85th time, and #4 on Artist 100. Congratulations!

Politician Ha Tae Kyung discusses possible military exemption for BTS + fairness in the exemption policy



Ha Tae Kyung of The Bareun Mirae Party is calling for a change in the military exemption policy.

At The National Defense Commission meeting on July 25, Ha Tae Kyung stated, "There are many requests asking military exemption for BTS, so I've taken a look at the list of national events giving military exemption and noticed there is an issue in the equality."

He continued, "You are given an exemption if you win #1 in violin, piano, and classical music competitions. However, you are not given an exemption for ranking No.1 on the Billboard chart."

Ha Tae Kyung added, "Psy made a world record with YouTube views. The influence he had on the people around the world was tremendous. However, everything that is capable of giving dreams and inspiration to the younger generation has been omitted from the military exemption list." 

"You can find a winner of a ballet competition (on the list) but not a winner of b-boying competitions. There's none for winners of e-sports competitions/gaming which dominate the world. There's also none for film," said Ha Tae Kyung. He emphasized, "There needs to be a reform that suits the level of the younger generation."

To this, military service director Ki Chang Soo stated, "The issues on military exemption is decided in discussion with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism", and added, "It shouldn't be hard if we can gain national agreement (from citizens). We will overlook the issue so it could be met in realistic terms."

Which girl group member do producers want front and center?



Korean producers chose the girl group member they want front and center!
Online poll firm PMI asked 1,512 Korean producers aged from their teens to 50 which idol they would pick to be front and center in a new girl group, and the popular vote went to Red Velvet's Irene with 30.7%. 

In 2nd place was AOA's Seolhyun with 20.1%, in 3rd Jeon So Mi with 16.2%, in 4th Black Pink's Jisu with 13.6%, 5th TWICE's Tzuyu with 11%, and in 6th was A Pink's Na Eun with 8.4%. 

Who would be at the top of your list?

Fantagio says actress Kang Han Na has been MIA since 4 months ago



Actress Kang Han Na has reportedly cut off all contact with her label Fantagio.

OSEN reported that back on April 11, when Kang Han Na had a scandal with Chinese celebrity Darren Wang, she had spoken through the label saying she was not dating Darren Wang. However, a week later when they were spotted together again, she cut off all contact with Fantagio. Her contract originally lasts until 2020, but allegedly, she sent the label a certification of contents and is currently promoting individually with just her manager. 

In response, Fantagio said, "After we signed our exclusive contract with Kang Han Na in 2013, we have been diligently managing her drama, movie, endorsement, variety, and even Chinese schedules. In March, we received a one-directional notification from her saying she wanted to terminate our contract. We tried to contact her multiple times, but currently, we cannot contact her. She has been active by herself for the past 4 months. We have decided that this clearly breaks our contract, and we have currently submitted a lawsuit. We will continue to follow the lawful course. We are disappointed that we have worried all the fans who love Fantagio and our label artists, and we will work hard to fix this problem. Thank you."

What do you think will happen?

SF9 do the 'Mannequin Challenge' in their practice room!



SF9 are the next idol group to take part in the SNS trend, the 'Mannequin Challenge'!

The boys got situated in different areas of their practice room, and a non-SF9 member (maybe their manager?) also makes an appearance! At the end, SF9 thanked fans with, "Thank you for showing us your love and support for the last 8 weeks while we promoted 'Fanfare' and 'K.O'!"

Did you enjoy SF9's version of the 'Mannequin Challenge'?




How much weight did Lee Sung Kyung gain for 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo'?



Model-turned-actress Lee Sung Kyung talked about her weight gain for 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo' during an interview with MBC's 'Section TV' the other day.

She plays a weightlifting athlete in the drama, so she said, "I diligently gained weight.  I worked hard to create a healthy image."  According to the production crew, she gained 5 kg (~ 11 lbs)!  

Regarding her co-star Nam Joo Hyuk, she said, "We were so close.  When we were models, we shot a lot of couple pictorials together."



Yoochun expresses his desire to be a witness in trial for false sexual assault accusations



JYJ's Yoochun has applied to be a witness at an upcoming trial. The trial is for the person who allegedly falsely accused the singer of sexually assaulting her. 

According to reports, Yoochun submitted his witness application on November 21 for the upcoming November 24 trial, expressing his desire to testify in court. 

If accepted, Yoochun will be traveling through a separate entrance and hallway away from the press; this is to make sure witnesses are protected when testifying in court. 

The legal battle is between Yoochun and four individuals who accused the singer of sexual assault. They have been charged with false accusations as well as blackmailing. The singer, who was investigated by the police, have been cleared of all charges against him previously.


'Elle' shares a lovely cut of 'Romeo and Juliet's Moon Geun Young and Park Jung Min



'Elle' has dropped a cut of stars Moon Geun Young and Park Jung Min from the play 'Romeo and Juliet' on November 22!

The two look romantic and close, dressed comfortably in autumn attire.  In the interview, Moon Geun Young talked about how this was her first play in six years since 'Closer.' She said, "If I cry in the end, I hope I cry from happiness.  I will encroach on that fear while dreaming of that time and once again work hard."

The play will be on from December 9 to January 15.

Sungjae says he fell for this male co-star's sexiness



During the press conference for tvN's 'Goblin' on November 22, Sungjae talked about working with veteran hotties Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo.

"It was perfect," he said about their chemistry together.  "I think you could really look forward to it.  We three men have all of the charms from cute to cool to sexy. Personally, I even fell for Lee Dong Wook's sexiness.  I wish you would look forward to it because there's a lot that would make the female viewers excited."

Sold!  Tune in on December 2!

Super Junior's Heechul shows his ongoing affection for Sohee



Super Junior's Heechul showed his ongoing affection for former Wonder Girls member Sohee.
On the November 22nd episode of tvN's 'Taxi', Heechul revealed, "Since I have intense double eyelids, I like women with no double eyelids," and mentioned Sohee as his ideal type. Fans know that Heechul has been naming Sohee for years as his ideal type, and it seems he still hasn't changed his mind.

He continued, "I've never met her outside of work. She's just a symbol of an oasis in the life of entertainment."

When host Lee Young Ja asked him how he'd feel if Sohee was dating fellow guest Min Kyung Hoon, Heechul was speechless, making everyone laugh.


Zico, Crush, and DEAN to collaborate on '2016 MAMA' stage



Block B's Zico, Crush, and DEAN are preparing a special performance for the '2016 Mnet Asian Music Award'.

Zico recently revealed he has a collaboration in store with Crush and DEAN called "Bermuda Triangle", and reports say they're working on a special performance for the awards show as well. "Bermuda Triangle" will be released on November 28, while the '2016 MAMA' is being held in Hong Kong on December 2. 

Are you excited for Zico, Crush, and DEAN's collaboration track and performance?


Kang Dong Won talks about Kim Woo Bin's touchiness



Aaaand so was born millions of new fan fiction.

On the recent airing of 'Entertainment Relay,' co-stars of movie 'Master,' Lee Byung HunKang Dong Won, and Kim Woo Bin, sat down for an interview.  

Kim Woo Bin was the youngest of the three and said, "I felt a lot of burden on set.  I thought to myself that I was second from the bottom out of the genius actors, so thought only I had to do well when filming."

The MC asked if he was the type to have aegyo when with veteran actors. Kim Woo Bins aid, "I don't have aegyo, but I like skinship."

Kang Dong Won concurred with, "Kim Woo Bin is the affectionate style.  He touches us often," making everyone laugh.

B1A4 reported to be making a comeback before the end of 2016!



According to TV Report's exclusive report, B1A4 is making a comeback!

The last time B1A4 released an album was back in August of 2015 with 'Sweet Girl'. They are planning to return at the end of this year with an album, once again produced by Jinyoung. Furthermore, if the reports are true, their title song will be Jinyoung's self-composed song. 

Stay tuned for more info on B1A4's long-awaited comeback!

T-ara's Soyeon talks about her scandal with wakeboarder Shota Tezuka



T-ara recently sat down for a round-table interview for their upcoming mini album 'Remember', where Soyeon opened up about her scandal with Japanese wakeboarder Shota Tezuka

The scandal occurred this past September, but MBK Entertainment quickly denied that the two were dating, saying, "T-ara's Soyeon and Shota Tezuka are not yet dating. The two have been friends for the past 3 years. Soyeon and Shota Tezuka, who've maintained a good relationship, are in the stage where they're slowly opening up to being more than friends since this past August."

Soyeon added on during her interview, "We did not admit to dating. It was falsely reported. I don't have a boyfriend right now. We don't have any dating restrictions, and I'm not the type to hide things. It's exactly as the label stated before." 

She did seem to still be friends with the wakeboarder, also commenting, "He's an athlete, so he travels all over and is very busy, which means we don't have time to hang out. We do keep in touch. I'm thinking over things. I'm the type to think about going into a relationship for a long time before I do." 

Meanwhile, T-ara will be making a comeback this November 9 with a medium tempo title track called "TIAMO". 

Park Ha Sun thinks Gong Myung will become a star more popular than Lee Jong Suk?



5urprise's Gong Myung must've impressed former drama co-star Park Ha Sun quite a bit!

During an interview with Sports Chosun, Gong Myung talked about his recently ended drama, 'Drinking Alone'. He also shared his thoughts on Park Ha Sun's compliments, where she stated that Gong Myung is similar to Lee Jong Suk, with whom she has worked together in the sitcom, 'High Kick Through The Roof 3'. In fact, she said, "Gong Myung will become an even bigger star."

Regarding Park Ha Sun's compliment, Gong Myung said, "I heard she did an interview when I spoke with her shortly [while I was doing mine]. I searched up her article and found out that she said that. I was thinking, 'my noona', while I was reading it. I'm really thankful that she perceived me that way." Gong Myung continued, "She told me to not to forget about her because she knows I'm going to be a big star. I was very thankful every time she said that."

Gong Myung's popularity is indeed continuing to rise at a fast rate following his dramas 'Ddanddara' and 'Drinking Alone'. Do you think he'll become the next top star? 

Black Pink's Lisa shares her uniqueness + struggles of being a foreign member



At a recent interview, Black Pink's Lisa talked about being a foreign member. 

The rookie idol is originally from Thailand, and also the only foreign member from YG Entertainment. When asked about her struggles in a foreign country, Lisa said, "It's been 6 years since I came to Korea. At first, I couldn't speak Korean at all. It was frustrating how I couldn't communicate. So I received Korean lessons every day and my members also helped me a lot on my Korean."

Lisa also talked about her homeland, and said, "People in Thailand love K-pop. There are many who also desire to become a K-pop singer." To the next question asking how she stands out among the many foreign idols in K-pop, Lisa answered, "I'm usually timid but I try hard to be charismatic on stage. I think this is the unique color I have."

Ji Chang Wook to make surprise appearance on 'We Got Married'!



Actor Ji Chang Wook is going to be on 'We Got Married'!

Glorious Entertainment shared the news, stating, "Ji Chang Wook has recently participated in a recording for 'We Got Married.'" He'll be spending time with the Choi Tae Joon and A Pink's Bomi couple. It's reported that he decided to make a surprise appearance for his close friend, Tae Joon. 

The episode with Ji Chang Wook will be airing mid-November. 

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