As we previously reported, SM Entertainment has refueled its plans to produce upcoming drama “To the Beautiful You,” a Korean adaptation to the popular Japanese manga “Hana Kimi.” SM Entertainment has finally unveiled the two male and female leads for the upcoming drama: SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli. The series will be directed by “Boys over Flowers‘” Jeon Ki Sang.
SM Entertainment‘s upcoming movie, ‘I AM‘, has revealed character posters of girl group f(x).
The movie, which will be released this May, will reveal real footage of the SM artists during their ‘SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden‘. The film will also include a biographic record of the years of effort made by the artists, to expose their passions and dreams.
The new character posters, which were released on April 10th, unveiled the truthful and candid side of each f(x) member along with their personal messages.
The personal message of f(x)’s leader Victoria who is currently playing the female lead in a Taiwanese drama read, “I’m exhausted because I have too many ambitious desires,” showing her desire to strive for perfection on stage. Amber‘s personal message was, “I just wanna dance for 24 hours straight“, proving her right to be labeled the group’s performer, while Luna stated, “I focus my attention on rehearsing, so much to the point that I feel uneasy when my body doesn’t ache,” exemplifying the hardship behind the glamorous stage.
Big Bang and 2NE1 have been selected as the male and female groups most loved by the Hallyu fans in France.
The Paris office of Korean Tourism Organization has conducted ‘A survey to identify the status and distribution of Hallyu wave in France and the behavior of the Hallyu fans’ targeting 3,775 of local Hallyu fans. Big Bang and 2NE1 have each received 49.9% and 64.8% support coming in at #1.
The age range and gender of the fans who prefer 2NE1 and Big Bang were different. Big Bang was relatively highly preferred by male fans of Hallyu in France. As far a the age goes, Hallyu fans in their early 20′s seemed to prefer Big Bang. 2NE1 enjoyed most support of the Hallyu fans who are teenagers and those in their early 20′s and there was no significant difference between the genders.
The male group to rank #2 following Big Bang was Super Junior, then followed SHINee, B2ST, then 2PM. SNSD ranked #2 among female groups, followed by Miss A, f(x), then T-ara.
If you were to create a girl group hierarchy chart, who would be your top pick?
According to a hierarchy chart that’s been quickly spreading online, Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 are the undisputed top two picks. This chart, dated February, 2012, covers 16 of the top girl groups and ranks them in order by five different categories, such as “Wall You Can’t Go Over (unbeatable, basically),” “Nationwide level,” “Socialite level,” “Mania level,” “the Maginot line.”
The top “Wall You Can’t Go Over” category is rounded out by Girls’ Generation at #1 and 2NE1 at #2. Closely following them in the “Nationwide level” are T-ara at third, the Wonder Girls and Kara at fourth, and f(x) at fifth. This shows the girl groups popular in Japan ranking higher than the Wonder Girls, who’s mostly spent their time in the U.S. lately.
The next category, “Socialite level,” is comprised of Secret and SISTAR at the same level, followed by 4minute. After School is ranked slightly above the “Mania level,” with A Pink, Girls’ Day, Rainbow, and Dal Shabet trailing them to complete the “The Maginot line.”
B1A4’s Shin Woo confesses that f(x)’s Krytal is his ideal type and he loves her.
On January 14, MBC’s Weekly Idol-“Idol Of The Week” airs a special feature for the Lunar New Year. B1A4 appears in the episode, and Shin Woo, in particular, reveals that he is a big fan of f(x)’s Krytal and leaves a message to her on the broadcast.
He says boldly, “I’d like to have a meal with you someday. I’m a big fan of yours. I love you.” To his expectant, but bold confession, other members seem to be shocked.
But soon, they become encouraged by his bold confession and reveal their ideal type, SNSD’s Yoona, Taeyeon, and Miss A’s Suzy, appealing with their rookie image.
f(x)‘s Luna and SS501‘s Kim Kyu Jong have confirmed their casting for TV Chosun‘s upcoming drama, ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil‘!
Although they have experience acting in musicals, this will be their first time acting in more formal roles for a TV series. Both Luna and Kim Kyu Jong are known for being idols that exude charisma on stage, so audiences are looking forward to see how that will translate on to the drama.
Luna will play the role of Kim Hae Sook’s maknae daughter ‘Seo In Young’ (21), a college student majoring in Western Painting, while Kim Kyu Jong will play the role of ‘Nicki’ (24), a man who dreams of becoming a musical actor. Since the drama is centered around Kim Hae Sook, their roles won’t be as extensive as the rest of the cast; however, they are still very important characters to the plot.
Luna stated, “It’s my first drama so I’m extremely scared and nervous, but I’ll try to show as much of my character as I can.” Kim Kyu Jong added, “As my character isn’t someone that leads the plot, I will use this experience to learn and grow.”
Source + Photos: Issue Daily via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
Though they may play siblings on-screen, this hasn’t stopped Lee Jong Suk from developing a crush on his ‘High Kick 3‘ co-star, f(x)‘s Krystal! The actor made a surprising confession on the latest episode of MBC’s ‘Section TV Entertainment News’, surprising viewers who watched the broadcast.
‘High Kick 3′ stars Lee Jong Suk, Krystal and Park Ha Sun made an appearance on the December 10th broadcast, sharing interesting details and stories from the film set. When the host Seul Gi asked Jong Suk why he and Krystal seemed like a couple even though they played brother and sister in the series, Ha Sun answered for him, saying, “That’s because he fancies Krystal.”
She continued, “He’d liked me before ‘High Kick 3′ began, but started to fancy Krystal once the series kicked off. Now he’s got his eyes on Kim Ji Won.”
Jong Suk quickly retorted, “No, it’s Krystal,” causing people on set to break out in laughter.
During their Osaka concert, Super Junior‘s Donghae found a few seconds to have some fun with labelmate Sulli from f(x) with a series of adorable selcas.
“With Sulli before the concert in Osaka^^,” Donghae tweeted. In the photo-booth shots, both Donghae and Sulli are dressed similarly and pose in a variety of wacky shots, looking like two siblings with their similar large eyes and well-shaped jawline.
“Both of you are so cute! You do look like siblings,” enthused a netizen. “Sulli keeps on getting prettier,” said another. Super Junior is currently in Osaka for their ‘Super Show 4‘ concert.
Source: Star News
by MountainMadman @ allkpop
Long before they became singers, T-ara‘s Jiyeon and f(x)‘s Victoria were young models for school uniform brands. On November 19th, a netizen shared some of their old photos through an online community board, causing many others to comment on how the idols hardly seemed to have aged.
Jiyeon’s photo especially drew interest, as the idol showcased an innocent type of beauty. She brushed back her bangs and didn’t wear any makeup, which gave her a ‘pure-looking’ image. Meanwhile, Victoria looks as sophisticated as ever with her thick curls and deep bangs. Considering how both girls are now at the forefront of the idol-fashionista line, netizens couldn’t hold back their surprise at seeing their fresh-faced looks.
Comments on the board included, “Even though it is a past picture, you can’t find any flaws in it”, “Both girls were beautiful then too”, and “I think their innocent look is even prettier.”
Source: Dailian via Nate
by phenom @ allkpop
On the recent episode of ‘SBS Inkigayo‘, Sulli, one of the show’s MC’s and a member of f(x), made fans laugh with her adorable request.
MC Lee Seung Gi thanked his fans for his comeback by stating, “I will work even harder for the fans who waited patiently for me.”
Then Sulli suddenly stated, “Can you fuss my hair like you did to SNSD‘s YoonA?” in reference to the past episode of ‘Strong Heart‘, in which Lee Seung Gi fussed the young lady’s hair after she revealed that she loved that kind of action.
Taken aback, Lee Seung Gi stated, “Right now?” However he laughed shyly and quickly patted her head. To this, MC IU said, “Now all of the female fans will be jealous. Let’s announce the next artist.”
The combined photos of idol groups is fast becoming a big hit on the internet. (From top to bottom: Female- f(x), SNSD, T-ara. Male- SHINee, MBLAQ, JYJ)
The photos above were posted on an online community board under the title, “Idols average looks.”
On the board, there were photos of JYJ, SHINee, 2pm, and MBLAQ and among female idol groups there were T-ara, f(x), and SNSD.
The poster stated, “Most them are good looking people, so naturally most photos came out nicely, but there are some groups that look quite unique.”
Between the 5th and the 24th of this month, a plastic surgery hospital conducted a survey asking, “Who has the most beautiful face out of the members of all the girl idol groups?” Results have been compiled and with 47.7% of the votes, T-ara’s Jiyeon grabbed the number one spot. Behind Jiyeon, f(x)’s Sulli gathered 22.3% of the votes and came in second, while 2NE1’s Bom closed out the top 3 with 18.5% of the votes.
The organization responsible for the survey revealed, “People’s impression of Jiyeon is her cuteness. She has a small face, but her features are very distinct, thus making her expressions look extremely cute. Meanwhile, Sulli and Bom both have a beautiful, child-like faces.”
Additionally, a source from the CF industry also commented, “Jiyeon is cute yet also feminine. Her outgoing and straightforward personality is loved by a lot of young females, and she is being looked up to by many people. This favourable impression makes her to be a good choice to be different brands’ model.”
In regards to this survey, netizens expressed, “This is the most logical result,” and “Why did they conduct this type of survey?”
Do you agree with the results?
Source: Korea Star Daily
by spicyricecake @ koreaboo.com
E.S.Q, Chocolat, f(x)’s Victoria and Amber, and more featured on MBC “News Desk” special on non-Korean idols
Recently, MBC “News Desk” ran a special segment on non-Korean idols, which included upcoming male group E.S.Q, recently debut girl group Chocolat, miss A’s Jia and Fei, 2PM’s Nichkhun and f(x)’s Victoria and Amber. Report Kim Jaeyoung investigated into the phenomenon of increasing foreign idol members.
Shortly after MBC‘s ‘We Got Married‘ announced that the famous ‘Khuntoria‘ couple would be leaving the show, 2PM‘s Nichkhun left a message on his Twitter, thanking his fans for the immense love and support they’ve shown ‘Khuntoria’.
On September 6th, Nichkhun tweeted, “I am but thankful for all the support we’ve received for over a year and 3 months. We only hope that what will last are the good memories. Thank you always for your love and support”.
Since June of 2010, Nichkhun has been in a virtual marriage with f(x)‘s leader Victoria on the widely popular show, “We Got Married”. They’v both received a generous amount of popularity as one of the hottest ‘newlyweds’ on the show, thanks to Nichkhun’s sweet antics and Victoria’s charm as a wife.
Looks like today won’t be a good day for “We Got Married” fans — on the heels of the news that the David Oh – Kwon Ri Sae couple will be leaving from the show, Nichkhun and Victoria (known as the ‘Khuntoria‘ couple) will also be getting a ‘divorce’ from the popular MBC reality show.
“Two couples will be leaving the program in the middle of September,” stated a representative for MBC. “We’re in the middle of recruiting a new couple.” With the departure of two couples, it will be interesting to see how ‘We Got Married’ plans on filling the gaps.
:::: Ommo…. so sad ㅠ
Source: Sports Hankook via Naver
by : 2PMnews Official Blog