CL Attends MTV Video Music Awards With Jeremy Scott

CL With Jeremy Scott At The MTV VMAs 2015

(Photo : Jason Merritt)

All of the music world’s stars appeared at the MTV VMA’s, including one of South Korea’s mostpopular rappers.

On August 30, a few hours prior to the event, CL, the leader of YG Entertainment’s girl group 2NE1, revealed that she would be attending the MTV Video Music Awards. The rapper shared on Twitter that she would be attending the VMA’s as the date of Moschino Creative Director, Jeremy Scott.

CL appeared on the red carpet with her Scott, who also acted as the host of the red carpet pre-show .

The VMA’s are one of the American music industry’sbiggest award shows of the year, and CL’s attendance comes as she is making waves in the American music industry ahead of her formal debut.

“Guess who’s @ITSJEREMYSCOTT ‘s date to the @MTVVMA’s tomorrow?” CL tweeted during the early hours of August 30, hours before the award ceremony began.

Scott and CL have collaborated in the past, and recently were featured together on the cover of the September edition of Paper Magazine.

CL, who is represented by YG Entertainment in South Korea and Scooter Braun in the United States, is set to release her first full-length English album. She recently collaborated with a variety of artists- Diplo, RiFF RAFF, and OG Maco- on the song, “Doctor Pepper.”

The 2015 MTV VMA’s were hosted by Miley Cyrus.

SOURCE: KPOPSTARZ

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2AM’s Changmin Leaves JYP, Signs With Big Hit Entertainment

2AM’s Changmin Leaves JYP, Signs With Big Hit Entertainment

2AM’s Changmin is heading over to Big Hit Entertainment.

On September 1, a Big Hit Entertainment insider confirmed, “Changmin has signed an exclusive contract with Big Hit for three years. He will be continuing his performances in Homme concerts and musicals.”

Though in the past Big Hit Entertainment was in charge of Changmin’s management after being entrusted by JYP Entertainment, he is now an official member of the company.

Changmin first joined JYP Entertainment in 2008 under a seven-year contract and has performed in several fields as both a singer and musical actor. He has an upcoming Homme concert on October 9 at Baekam Art Hall.

Jokwon is now the only 2AM member to remain at JYP Entertainment. Previously,Seulong joined SidusHQ and Jinwoon joined Mystic Entertainment.

SOURCE: SOOMPI

CL To Play Freaky Deaky Fest In Chicago This Halloween

CL To Play Freaky Deaky Fest This Halloween

K-Pop fans in the Midwest should take out their calendar and cross out any Halloween plans they’ve made.

CL, the leader of 2NE1 and one of South Korea’s most popular singers, will perform at the Freaky Deaky Fest on October 31 in Bridgeview, Illinois. Located southwest of the ChicagoLoop, the festival is one of the biggest concert series heading to Chicago this year.

CL announced the news through her official Facebook page on August 5.

“Chicago!” began the message, “I’m playing Freaky Deaky fest this Halloween!”

The post also sent fans to purchase tickets on Freaky Deaky Fest’s official website.

Freaky Deaky Fest is in its seventh year, and recently announced that it expanded to three days. The festival begins on October 30 and ends on November 1.

Along with CL, the Freaky Deaky Fest will feature many popular artists. 2 Chainz, Bassnectar, Armin Van Buren, Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, and Carnage will headline the three days of the festival.

CL is one of the many festival performers listed, but is not the only Korean act who will perform. Korean American singer Tokimonsta (Jennifer Lee) will also performing during the Freaky Deaky Fest.

The news is the latest in a slew of American promotions from CL, who has been spending time in the United States in preparation of the release of an English language album.

CL will also perform at the Mad Decent Block Party in Philadelphia on August 7, and also in Brooklyn on August 8. Her final Mad Decent Block Party show will be in Los Angeles on September 19.

SOURCE/S: TAMAR HERMAN, SEOULBEATS

Lee Min Ho and miss A Suzy Are Dating; Both Agencies Confirm

Lee Min Ho and miss A Suzy Are Dating; Both Agencies Confirm

An exclusive report by Dispatch was recently released, stating that miss A Suzyand Lee Min Ho are allegedly dating, having witnessed and captured the two together in London.

According to the report, both stars left for Europe on March 10, although they had different destinations: Lee Min Ho for an All Saints photo shoot in Paris, and Suzy for a Dior shoot in London.

Later, around March 15, after the two wrapped up their scheduled activities, they met up at Waldorf Hotel, and attempted to travel discreetly, both leaving their car at intervals.

According to Dispatch, the two stars’ date pattern was similar to that the news outlet witnessed last month in Seoul, where the news outlet witnessed the two on a date at Namsan. Since then, the report states, the two met just about every day, and have been dating for two months already.

Meanwhile, Suzy’s agency JYP Entertainment stated in response to the dating reports that they just heard the news through the Dispatch article, and that upon confirmation, they will be releasing an official statement. There is no word yet from Lee Min Ho’s agency, Starhaus.

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Update: Agency confirmation

Lee Min Ho’s agency Starhaus Entertainment has confirmed the actor’s relationship with Suzy, saying that they two have been dating for one month.

Read the full statement from Starhaus below:

“Hello, this is Starhaus Entertainment.

This is a response to the reports made by Korean news today.

The two have been meeting for about one month now, and are carefully continuing their relationship.

We would like for you to look on the two kindly.

Thank you.

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Update 2:

JYP Entertainment has also responded to the relationship news, confirming to media outlet MBN that the two stars have been dating for one month.

SOURCE: SOOMPI

Forbes Korea names EXO #1 “Most Influential Celebrity”

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Global sensation idol boy group EXO was ranked first on Forbe Korea‘s “2015 Korea Power Celebrity 40″ list.

For this year’s list, Forbes Korea selected 100 candidates who participated in various fields of the entertainment industry, including film, drama, variety, music and sports, based on the search rankings from portal sites Daum and Kakao. They also used last year’s sales, media exposure, broadcasting activites, and level of professionalism as the criteria in selecting the TOP40. Out of those four categories, EXO was ranked within TOP10 and just last year, the group made it to TOP5.

The list first started back in 2009, and is Forbes Korea’s 7th year to release this list.

Despite debuting only four years ago, EXO has taken home many awards, including “Best Album” and “Best Male Group” Award from 2014 SBS Gayo Daejun, “Album of the Year” for their second mini-album Overdose from the 2014 MAMA for the second time in a row. More recent awards include the “Disk Daesang” and “Disk Bonsang” Award from the2015 29th Golden Disk Award.

Due to having two sub-groups with one based in China, they have also won many Chinese awards including at the 14th Huading for “Best International Group Award” and the 2014 Youku Night for “Asia Influential Group Award” and “Hottest Male Group Award.”

It’s only natural for this monster group to be overtaking the entertainment industry as many of its members have been promoting in various fields, such as D.O in the film Cart,Chen singing the OST song “Best of Luck” for the drama It’s Okay, That’s Love (which D.O also took part in), Baekhyun and Suho as SBS Ingikayo hosts and Chanyeolparticipating in variety show Roommate.

Furthermore, they also took part in variety shows in China, such as Happy Camp. With their large and international fanbase, it is no surprise that the group has received such high status and worldwide recognition in the entertainment industry.

There have been some rumors that Chinese member Tao will be leaving EXO. Nevertheless, the group has hinted a comeback with a demo. Furthermore, it was reported that the group has finished filming their comeback music video.

EXO will be holding a concert EXO PLANET #2 The EXO’luXion at Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium over the course of five days (March 7th-8th, 13th-15th).

 

 

 

SOURCE: KOREABOO

Dara looks chic in her “Singles” March pictorial

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2NE1’s Dara is svelte and chic in her March pictorial with Singles magazine.

Dressed in a variety of fashionable styles, Dara strolls down the streets of Singapore in a casual manner. The informal setting behind her certainly helps give a relaxed feel in the photos. Her outfits in this pictorial give her a more mature look as they brighten her face’s complexion. The details in her outfits cannot go unnoticed as she is seen sporting a variety of accessories, ranging from sunglasses to necklaces and bags, all complementing the outfit styles perfectly.

Currently, she is preparing for her upcoming drama Dr. Ian, where she will be acting alongside with Kim Young Kwang.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Single‘s March issue and look forward to her upcoming drama!

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SOURCES: 2NE1 FACEBOOK & KOREABOO

Kim Hyun Joong expecting his first child with ex-girlfriend

Kim Hyun Joong

Unexpected news have  revealed that popular actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong is expecting his first child and will become a father this September!

Women’s magazine Women Sense revealed in their March issue that, “Kim Hyun Joong is back together with his ex-girlfriend who is two years older, and the girlfriend has recently become pregnant. The pregnant girlfriend is the same girlfriend who previously pressed legal charges against Kim Hyun Joong for assault.”

A close friend of the couple told Women SenseChoi and Kim Hyun Joong have made up and are back together. She is 10 weeks and soon to be 4 months into her pregnancy. After the legal troubles, Kim Hyun Joong sincerely apologized to her and began their relationship anew. Kim Hyun Joong is in a slight dilemma because he is soon to enlist in the army and both families are discussing marriage and the child seriously.”

In August 2014, Kim Hyun Joong was accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend (Choi) whom he had dated since 2012. After giving a sincere and official apology to both his fans and Choi, the two had reconciled and she dropped the charges against him. However, one of the four counts of physical violence initially reported by Choi was reviewed by the Seoul courts, and Kim Hyun Joong was fined in January 2015 for 5 million won.

 

 

 

SOURCE: KOREABOO