I.M says MONSTA X's next comeback will be in October?

It looks like MONSTA X may be back in the fall!

In a recent interview with OC WeeklyI.M revealed, "I'm doing a collaboration with Elhae, and our next comeback is going to be in October, maybe…"

The boys promoted with "Jealousy" back in March, and coming back in October would mean a 6-month break in promotions while the boys keep busy with their overseas tour.

JBJ fans discover belatedly uploaded photos from the special version of debut album 'Fantasy'

Fans have discovered new photos of JBJ.

The photos themselves are not new - they were taken for the special version of their debut mini-album 'Fantasy' - but it's the first time that Joyfuls are seeing them. It turns out that the label never uploaded the photos, but the photographer uploaded it as part of their online portfolio.

You can check out all the photos below.

BTOB's Minhyuk, UNB's Jun, Olympic athletes, & more confirmed for 'Laws of the Jungle'

'Laws of the Jungle' has confirmed an amazing lineup for their Indian Ocean season.

In addition to Jung Se WoonNCT's LucasWeki Meki's Kim Do Yeon, and Momoland's YeonwooBTOB's Minhyuk and UNB/U-KISSJun will also be joining the idol cast.

However, that's not all. Speed skater Lee Sang Hwa, short track skater Kwak Yoon Gi, and badminton player Lee Yong Dae will also be joining the lineup. All three were Olympic athletes representing Korea in the latest summer and winter Olympics, garnering viewers' attention. 

The Indian Ocean season will start airing some time in September!

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!

'Your Wedding' co-stars Park Bo Young & Kim Young Kwang have a lovey-dovey photoshoot with '1st Look'

Co-stars Park Bo Young and Kim Young Kwang of upcoming rom-com film 'Your Wedding' turned into a lovely couple for '1st Look'.

'Your Wedding', premiering this August 22, tells the first love story of Woo Yeon (Kim Young Kwang), who has had eyes only for Seung Hee (Park Bo Young) ever since high school. However, he gets rejected by Seung Hee every time he confesses; the movie details their odd fate throughout high school, college, and their after-education careers.

Check out just what a cute couple Park Bo Young and Kim Young Kwang make below.

iKON tease their 'Killing Me' choreography with a dance practice teaser

iKON have dropped a choreography teaser clip for "Killing Me"!

The teaser iKON's characteristic, awesome dance moves while giving fans another hint to what their comeback song will be like. In addition to their title track "Killing Me" composed by B.I, Joe Rhee, and R.Tee ; iKON's 1st mini album 'NEW KIDS: Continue' has coming up a sub-title track "Freedom" composed by Millennium, as well as "Only You", "Cocktail", and "Just For You".

Check out the teaser above and get ready for iKON's comeback on August 2 at 6PM KST.

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."

Shannon talks the pros and cons of having large breasts + describes her ideal type

Shannon talked about her body, ideal type, and more in her interview with 'International bnt'.

One of the questions in the interview asked Shannon to name her charm point. She picked her voluptuous body and said, "My big breasts aren't embarrassing but I tend to slouch or wear baggy shirts since [people's] eyes go toward that direction. But it also becomes a point that I can use to emphasize my body. There are pros and cons."

Next question regarded her ideal type and dating style. Shannon said, "I don't have much dating experience but based on the few, I think I get along well with someone who's the opposite." 

She explained, "I tend to be loud and playful. When I met someone similar, we collided. Sarcasism is English humor. I try to make people laugh but people who aren't close to me misunderstand my personality sometimes. When I met someone opposite - quiet and calm - I also became calm so fights didn't grow bigger." 

More of Shannon's interview can be found in 'International bnt'. 

Big Bang's Seungri reveals his income doesn't compare to what G-Dragon has in bank

Big Bang's Seungri revealed his income doesn't compare to what G-Dragon has in the bank.

On the July 25th installment of 'Night of Real Entertainment', Seungri shared, "I'm currently involved in businesses from a ramen chain and a cosmetics line to a manpower business. I've invested in biotech and nanotech, and I'm in the process of developing masks that protect people from yellow dust."

When he was asked about his income, Seungri responded that G-Dragon makes 100 times more than he does, saying, "He's not running any businesses, but he has a lot of money." Reportedly, G-Dragon earns 800 million Won ($714,820 USD) yearly from song royalties alone. 

BTS reveal beautiful travel video of adventures in Saipan directed by Jungkook

BTS have revealed a beautiful travel video of their adventures in Saipan!
Directed by Jungkook, the video features footage of BTS' shoot for their 'BTS 2018 Summer Package in Saipan' as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes moments for ARMY to enjoy. On top of directing, Jungkook also edited the video and included JOHN.k's "Best of Me" for the background music.

Check out BTS' 'G.C.G in Saipan' video above!

Zico leaps into teaser image for 'Soulmate' feat. IU

Zico has revealed more of his teaser image for his upcoming track "Soulmate" featuring IU.

The elevator door opened up in the last teaser, and in his newest teaser image, Zico leaps into another world. As previously reported, it's been 9 years since Zico has collaborated with IU, and fans are looking forward to their chemistry in the upcoming track.

You can expect Zico's solo comeback featuring IU on July 30 KST!

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'?

Ji Chang Wook says he really wanted Lee Jun Ki's character in 'First Kiss for the Seventh Time'

During the press conference for web drama 'First Kiss for the Seventh Time' on November 22, actor Ji Chang Wook relayed some disappointments about the role he got.

He said, "Honestly, I feel a lot of regret. The role that I most wanted was the character of the church oppa played by Lee Jun Ki. There's something cool about him; he drives around a red sports car and looks cool."

Well, you looked plenty cool in 'The K2'! And you probably still will look really cool in the drama.

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."

Kim Go Eun talks about Gong Yoo's personality and advice from her boyfriend Shin Ha Kyun

Kim Go Eun attended the press conference for her new tvN drama, 'Goblin,' on November 22, where she talked about her drama partner, Gong Yoo, as well as a romantic partner in real life, Shin Ha Kyun.

Regarding Gong Yoo, she said, "Gong Yoo is like a prankster.  His personality is similar to mine.  Even on set, we cheerfully engage in filming while joking around."

When asked, "What support has Shin Ha Kyun showed?" she replied, "He said that dramas were fights of stamina, so he told me to make sure I take care of my health."

The drama starts on December 2!

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.

Yoon So Hee and L to also join 'Monarch: Owner of the Mask'?

Yoon So Hee and INFINITE's L might reunite since doing a web drama together! They may reunite on the official small screen!

On November 22, Yoon So Hee was confirmed to join 'Monarch: Owner of the Mask,' which already confirmed as leads Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyun.  Her agency, SM C&C, stated, "Yoon So Hee is confirmed to appear in MBC's new drama, 'Monarch: Owner of the Mask.'"

She will be playing Kim Hwa Gun who betrays her household because she loves the crown prince, played by Yoo Seung Ho.  She throws away everything for love.

INFINITE's L is in talks.  His agency, Woollim Entertainment, said, "It's true he received the offer to appear in MBC's new drama, 'Monarch,' but he's not confirmed. He's currently reviewing it."  He received the offer to play Lee Sun, a man of humble birth.  He's a genius, but he's the man of a peasant, so he lives as a useless man.  But he learns how to read and write with the help of Kim So Hyun's character and acts as the double to the prince.

'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.