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[VIDEO|MTV ENGLISH SUBS] Block B at Studio C Episode 3111211

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SNSD’s Yuri gets offered main female role in new drama, ‘Fashion King’

Rumor has it that SNSD‘s Yuri will be making her small-screen debut through the new SBS drama, ‘Fashion King‘!

The drama is scheduled to air its pilot episode in March of next year, and Yuri is considering the role of the female lead.

At this time, she is reportedly looking over SNSD’s schedule and seeing if she can move things around to take the role. Schedules should finalize around mid-to-end December, and Yuri is planning to attend the first film shoot to see how it feels.

‘Fashion King’ tells the story of a young man who began working at the Dongdaemun market, and makes it big in the fashion industry. The main role will be played by Yoo Ah In, who’s famous for his role in ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘.


Big Bang to release a new album in March 2012!

Big Bang has announced that they’ll be releasing a new album in March!

On December 16th, representatives of YG Entertainment confirmed, “Big Bang has decided to hold their ‘Big Show‘ concert in March of 2012. Ahead of the concert, they’ll be releasing a new album. They had halted their activities this year because of unpredicted accidents, but they’ll be returning to their official activities for the first time in nearly a year through their ‘Big Show’ next year.”

Big Bang will also be performing at the YG Family concerts next month in Osaka and Saitama.

According to representatives, G-Dragon is currently concentrating on the production of the songs for the new album. Without rest, he is at the company recording studio every day to ensure it’s prompt release.


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Lee Jang Woo cast in T-ara’s upcoming musical ‘Roly Poly’

Actor Lee Jang Woo further proved that he is a loyal husband to MBCWe Got Married‘ wife, T-ara‘s Eunjung.

In order to display his loyalty to his wife Eunjung and his T-ara ‘in laws’, Lee Jang Woo has agreed to play a role in their upcoming musical, ‘Roly Poly‘.

The musical will tell the stories of seven older women who grew up in the 80′s including their past experiences with love and friendship. Singer Jang Hye Jin and actress Park Hyemi have also been cast for the musical, as well as Davichi‘s Kang Minkyung and T-ara’s very own Jiyeon, Soyeon, and Hyomin.

Actor Lee Jang Woo who is currently playing the role of the ‘bad guy’ in KBS 2TV‘s ‘Man of Honor‘ will be making a complete transformation into a romantic gentleman for ‘Roly Poly’.


SNSD’s Yoona amazes again with side profile shots

On December 16th, a netizen uploaded a set of profile shots of SNSD‘s Yoona titled ‘Yoona at work‘, which showcased her pure and innocent charm.

In the photos, Yoona appears to be on set, wearing a yellow barrette to hold her hair back, unveiling her naturally beautiful face.

She garnered attention for her perfect features and captured the hearts of her fans with her angelic countenance.

Netizens who saw the photos left comments such as, What does she eat? How is she so beautiful?”, “Daebak. I gasped when I saw these“, “The word ‘pretty’ doesn’t do her justice“, “It’s just a candid, but she looks so surprisingly good“, and more.


KARA, SHINee, and more get honored at Japan’s ‘K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011′

The grand prize winners from Japan’s ‘K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011‘ have just been revealed!


Flood of idol-turned-actors reduce opportunities for rookie actors

Agencies housing rookie actors are heaving a big sigh over how idols are taking over every aspect of the entertainment industry.

These days, dramas and movies have been favoring idols-turned-actors over rookie actors, and consequently, there have been less and less opportunities for them to gain experience, leaving many out of work.

Take, for example, After School’s UEE and her starring role in KBS‘s ‘Ojakgyo Brothers‘, or B2ST‘s Kikwang on MBC‘s ‘I’m a Flower, Too‘. Cable channels are also following suit, with T-ara‘s Eunjung in JTBC‘s ‘Queen Insoo‘ and Big Bang‘s Daesung in MBN‘s ‘What’s Up‘.

More recently, ‘Dream High 2‘ seems to host an all-idol cast, with 2AM‘s Jinwoon, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, and T-ara‘s Jiyeon in the main line-up.


2NE1′s CL holds an interview with BBC World News in English

Global news provider, BBC World News, recently conducted an interview in English with 2NE1‘s leader CL.

The news anchor began by talking about 2NE1′s achievement in scoring the ‘MTV Iggy Best New Band In the World‘ award, before they went on to discuss the global impact and potential of K-Pop. Viewers were quite amazed at how the Korean native responded smoothly in English with little hesitation.

At one point in the interview, the BBC asked, Talking about K-Pop, how big of a future do you think it will have on the global entertainment industry?“, to which the idol answered, “Well, I think it’s just the start and I hope it gets bigger and bigger, but I don’t know if we want to categorize ourselves into one thing as 2NE1.”

Check out an excerpt from the interview!


2PM’s Nichkhun gains a wax doppelganger at Madame Tussards

2PM’s Nichkhun will now be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with famous celebrities from all over the world —  or at least, his wax doppelganger will.

On December 16th, representatives of JYP Entertainment revealed, “The wax figure of 2PM’s Nichkhun has been on display at the Madame Tussauds in Bangkok since November 29th.”

Madame Tussards is known as a popular tourist attraction with bevy of star-studded wax figures, such as Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Obama, and George Clooney. The wax figures are so detailed that each cost about $150,000 USD to produce.

Nichkhun received the honor of being the second Hallyu star to be included in the exhibit; the first was actor Bae Yong Joon, whose wax figure is on display in Hong Kong. Nichkhun visited Bangkok on December 7th to participate in his wax figure production and was joined by hundreds of fans waiting to see the progress.