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SM Entertainment Unveils Team Organization for EXO-K and EXO-M

On March 9, SM Entertainment unveiled the team organization for its newest boy groups EXO-K and EXO-M. Both groups will have six memebers each and will make their debut on the same day, same time, with the same song in Korea and China. EXO-K (Korean version) will include Suho, Kai, Chan Yeol, Se Hun, Baek Hyun, and D.O. EXO-M (Chinese version) will include Kris, Lu Han, Tao, Lay, Xiu Min, and Chen.


ZE:A’s Siwan confirmed for ‘Standby’ sitcom

ZE:A‘s Siwan has been confirmed as a cast member of MBC‘s new daily sitcom, ‘Standby‘!

‘Standby’ is just the tentative title for the drama, and the full line-up of actors and actresses have just completed their first script reading together. The drama itself is about a fictional broadcast network called ‘TV11‘, and follows the lives of its staff and employees. Viewers will be able to experience the lives of entertainment industry professionals such as producers, writers, and announcers as they go through love and hardships in a realistic, but comedic light.

Im Siwan’s specific role is a high school student by the same name, who not only has perfect grades, but also handsome looks and talent to boot. Having virtually everything at his will, he acts rather indifferently to everyone around him.

Siwan has been in previous drama endeavors such as MBC’s ‘The Moon That Embraces the Sun‘ and ‘The Equator Man‘. He’s certainly broadening his range of experience from historical to comedy, so the spotlight is certainly on him to see how he’ll fare.


B.A.P’s Himchan rings in the new school year

In Korea, it is now the season in which the new school year begins, and it seems that B.A.P‘s Himchan is determined to send off his fans on a great school year.


Netizen reports the average age of male idol groups

After reporting the average heights of K-pop groups, netizens have now averaged the age of idol boy groups.

The chart, posted on an online community board, displays the oldest group down to the youngest group by grouping them into five different categories.

According to the graph, Super Junior had the highest average age of 27.6, whereas TEEN TOP turned out to be the youngest boy group with an average age of 19.3.

In addition, the oldest member out of all the boy groups was Dalmatian‘s Inati at age 32 and the youngest was B.A.P‘s Zelo at age 17. (Keep in mind that these are all based on their Korean age)


B.A.P to wrap up “Secret Love” promotions

This week, popular rookie group B.A.P will be wrapping up their debut promotions.

B.A.P made their highly anticipated debut on January 26th with ‘Warrior‘ in a showcase that drew over 3,000 fans. The group had made significant waves before their official debut, as leader Bang Yong Guk‘s unit activities with Zelo gave fans a taste of what the group had in store. They were also the first group to film the promotional ad for an end of the year award ceremony without having officially debuted.

In addition to ranking on the Billboard World Album Chart, they have amassed over 30,000 members in their official  fan cafe only six weeks into their debut, as fans fell for the unique charms of members Bang Yong Guk, Himchan, Zelo, Youngjae, Daehyun, and Jongup. Furthermore, their combined followers on popular social networking site Twitter total over 400,000 followers.

Their company TS Entertainment has significantly benefited from the combined success of their girl group Secret, along with the new-found success of B.A.P.


NU’EST to hold a fan signing before official debut

Pledis Entertainment‘s first boy group NU’EST will be meeting up with fans even before they make their official broadcast debut.


Soribada confirms SHINee & CNBLUE’s comeback in March?

With speculation rampant on the return of SHINee and CNBLUE while awaiting official word from SM Entertainment and FNC Music, it seems Soribada may have let the cat out of the bag.