Son Dam-bi Comes Out of the 'Shadows' with New Album 2012/11/24, Source, Son Dam-bi has released her fourth mini album after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus as a singer. In the interim, she was busy expanding her horizons while appearing in TV shows including the hit MBC drama "Lights and Shadows".
Son said the release of the latest album was delayed because she has been busy shooting the TV series and demonstrating her potential as an actress,...More
Son Dam-bi & Ailee's Comebacks Postponed 2012/07/25, Source,
Bad news for Son Dam-bi and Ailee fans!
We've been seeing hot k-pop comebacks left and right this summer, from Big Bang, 2NE1, G.na, Wonder Girls, T-ara, Sistar, 4minute, Beast, etc. Two names that were initially planning on dropping new track around mid-August, Son Dam-bi and Ailee, will be making a change of plans. Both solo singers will be pushing back their comeback dates,...More
Art and Culture 2012/04/11, Source,
It's Wednesday and it's celebrity news time with our Michelle Kim. From Kpop stories to the latest Hollywood updates, Michelle Kim has it all in store for us. Hello Michelle.
[Reporter : Michelle Kim] Hello Conn-young
So what's the latest entertainment news
[Reporter : ] If you think about it, the music scene in Korea right now is mostly dominated by kpop groups and male artists; and lacking a lot of female solo artists nowadays. To change this ongoing pattern, five female artists are planning on a comeback this year,...More
Jinwoon reveals his home 2012/03/07, Source,
The home of 2AM's Jinwoon (Jeong Jin-woon) was exposed.
MBC "Radio Star" MCs asked Jeong Jin-woon if the rumors about his 331 square kilometer home in Cheongdam-dong, complete with a personal practice studio, were true,...More
Marco To Wed Pro Golfer Girlfriend Ahn Shi-yeon 2011/11/04, Source,
TV personality Marco will be wedding his girlfriend of one year, the professional champion LPGA golfer Ahn Shi-yeon! The big day is scheduled for November 12th at a wedding hall located in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam in Seoul. The two revealed that they were dating early this past September, announcing even plans to soon marry. Marco met Ahn through a mutual friend, and got to know her better through sports,...More
Marco to Marry Pro Golfer in November 2011/09/30, Source,
Model and actor Marco, 34, will wed pro golfer Ahn Shi-hyun, 27, on Nov. 12.
The couple made headlines earlier this month by acknowledging that they were an item and have apparently set a November wedding date and received the blessings of their parents,...More
Reality TV gets a spin as stars challenge skating, dancing 2011/06/07, Source,
Krystal of f(x) in "Kiss and Cry"
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Stars are being kept busy. They have to prove their singing ability on MBC's "I Am a Singer" and hone their vocal skills on tvN's "Operastar 2011". Now, two new shows bring celebrities into the professional fields of skating and dance.
Riding the popularity of figure skating queen Kim Yu-na, SBS started airing "Kiss and Cry" on May 22, bringing singers and actors to the ice rink. The broadcaster created a small skating rink at its production center in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, to shoot the show,...More
Kim Yu-na to host TV show 2011/05/02, Source,
Figure skater Kim Yu-na poses at Incheon International Airport after returning from the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Monday. / Yonhap
By Chung Ah-young
Figure skater Kim Yu-na will host a new television show titled "Kim Yu-na's Kiss and Cry" which will be aired on SBS from May 22,...More
Son Dam-bi Visits Orphanage in Pattaya, Thailand 2011/03/22,
Singer Son Dam-bi spent meaningful time visiting an orphanage in Pattaya, Thailand, the Korean Culture Exchange Foundation (hereafter referred to as the Culture Exchange) said on March 21.
According to the Culture Exchange, Son Dam-bi went to the orphanage on March 20, the very day after she had participated in the "2011 Pattaya International Music Festival", and she gave gifts to 60 children in the orphanage and spent time with the children,...More
Rain and Son Dam-bi to Participate in 'Pattaya Music Festival' in Thailand 2011/03/16, Rain and Son Dam-bi will participate in the '9th Pattaya International Music Festival", which will be held from March 18 to 20, as representative Korean singers.
They are planning to hold performances on March 19 while singing their hit songs such as "Rainism", "It's Raining", "Hip Song", "Crazy", "Queen" and "Saturday Night". In addition to singers from Thailand such as Golf & Mike, Bie The Star, and Potato, a total of 40 singers from nine Asian countries including Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines will hold performances in the event,...More
Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards 2011/01/23, Source, The 2011 Asia Model Awards were held on January 21st at the Seoul Marriott Hotel. This is one of Asia's biggest modeling events, with models from Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Mongolia. All the countries unite under the slogan of "Asian is one" to help advance the Asian modeling industry. Here, some of k-pop's biggest acts were also honored with various awards,...More
Song Seung-heon denies dating Son Dam-bi 2010/08/17, Source, Song Seung-heon (left) and Son Dam-bi [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean heartthrob Song Seung-heon has said he does not mind being involved in a scandal with popular songstress Son Dam-bi but that a report alleging that the two are an item are "unfortunately not true".
The 33-year-old actor made the remark Tuesday during a press conference for his upcoming movie "A Better Tomorrow", responding to the news published in local daily Seoul Shinmun yesterday,...More
Korean pop stars to perform at Hallyu Dream Concert 2010/08/11, Source,
Official Hallyu Dream Festival site
Korea's hottest K-pop stars will gather in the city of Gyeong Ju in the North Gyeongsang Province next month to perform at the Hallyu Dream Concert.
Close to two dozen artists including Super Junior, 2PM, Kang Ta, 2AM, 2NE1, Se7en, 4minute, BEAST, Son Dam-bi, Kara, After School, miss A, FT Island, Choshinsung, Davichi, T-ara, MBLAQ, U-Kiss, ZE:A, Secret, Flower and Seo In-guk will take to the stage of the concert to be held on September 12 at the Gyeong Ju Citizen's Stadium as part of the two-day Hallyu Dream Festival which begins on September 10,...More
Kim Beom named PR ambassador for Hallyu Dream Festival 2010/08/02, Source,
Korean actor Kim Beom
Several Korean stars including actors Kim Beom and Yoon Sang-hyeon have been appointed PR ambassadors for the upcoming Hallyu Dream Festival to be held next month in the city of Gyeong-ju in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.
The event's organizing committee announced in a press release on Monday that they have named Kim Beom as the publicity ambassador for the festival while giving the same title to actor Yoon Sang-hyeon, idol group Choshinsung and singer Hong Jin-young to promote North Gyeongsang Province,...More
Son Dam-bi: 'Taking Criticism of My Singing Is My Assignment' 2010/07/30, Source,
As they say that good times come with the bad, star singer Son Dam-bi (27), who recently released a mini album entitled "The Queen", is now facing unfavorable reviews for the first time.
The music video for the title song "Queen" has been talked about with allegations of plagiarizing an American drama, and the video of her appearance on TV was posted on an Internet website with the MR (Music Recorded) removed, so she has been pointed out for her lack of singing ability. She eventually confirmed the plagiarism from the music video production company and the problematic scene has been deleted from the music video, and now she is singing the chorus live, although she had originally planned not to sing it live to focus on dancing,...More
2nd line-up of K-pop idols announced for Hallyu concert 2010/07/22, Source,
Official poster for "Incheon Korean Music Wave 2010" concert [HH Company]
The second line-up of performers have been announced for the upcoming "Incheon Korean Music Wave 2010" concert, to be held next month in the city of Incheon, South Korea.
According to a press release by PR agency The J Story on Thursday, Korean singers BoA, Kara, Se7en and Taeyang of idol group Big Bang will also be performing at the concert, which will take place August 29 at Incheon Munhak Worldcup Stadium,...More
Son Dam-bi tops real time chart with new music video 2010/07/09, Source,
Screen shot of GomPlayer featuring Son Dam-bi's new music video "queen" [GomPlayer]
The music video for K-pop songstress Son Dam-bi's new song "queen" has been heating up the web since yesterday, topping the real-time music chart of popular video portal site GomTV for the past two days.
The video for the title track from her newly released third mini-album received 70,000 hits yesterday and continues to remain the most-watched music video with nearly 175,000 hits so far today,...More
K-pop idols to perform at Incheon Hallyu concert in August 2010/07/06, Source,
Official poster for "Incheon Korean Music Wave 2010" concert [HH Company]
A handful of the hottest Korean pop idols including Girls' Generation and Super Junior are gearing up to perform at the "Incheon Korean Music Wave 2010", according to concert organizer HH Company on Tuesday.
HH Company and the city of Incheon announced the first line-up of performers for the event, to be held at Incheon Munhak Worldcup Stadium on August 29, which includes 2PM, After School, BEAST, CNBLUE, MBLAQ, SG Wannabe, SHINee, Son Dam-bi and U-Kiss,...More
Son Dam-bi to release 3rd mini-album on July 8 2010/07/05, Source,
Korean songstress Son Dam-bi on the cover of her third mini-album "the queen" [PLEDIS Entertainment]
Korean songstress Son Dam-bi will be releasing her third mini-album later this week, according to her agency PLEDIS on Monday.
PLEDIS announced in a press release that Son's "the queen" will simultaneously hit stores and web-based music sites on July 8,...More
Lee Hyori: 'Tide of Girl Groups is not Crisis, but Opportunity' 2010/04/15, Source,
Interviewer: "Do you regard yourself as a star singer?"
Lee Hyori: "Since I can see many vicious comments about me, I might rank among the top in terms of people's interest".
Interviewer: "There are opinions that you tried to emulate the style of pop singers such as Lady Gaga and Beyonce".
Lee Hyori: "I do not want to lag behind the international trend. More important point is that I have to make my own style while following the trend".
There are no unnecessary words in the conversation with singer Lee Hyori (31). She sometimes straightforwardly opens her heart and she is also very good at pushing and pulling during the talk. She can attract her fans both with her sensual eyes that are full of charisma onstage and her smiling eyes revealing her easygoing personality on reality shows.
I met Lee Hyori, who recently released her fourth album entitled "H.LOGIC", at her favorite café. She came out in comfortable clothes with a baseball cap on her head. She expressed her satisfaction by saying, "Releasing an album is like waiting for my homework to be checked. But, comparing to the past when I used to be very nervous, this time was different because I wanted to let people hear my songs as soon as possible",...More
Lee Byung-hun warns fans his Twitter accounts are fake 2010/04/08, Source,
Korean actor Lee Byung-hun [Asia Economic Daily]
Top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has warned fans that multiple fake Twitter accounts opened up under his name are fake, according to his agency on Thursday.
BH posted a message on the actor's official website, stating that "Lee Byung-hun has never set up a Twitter account in his name".
"We heard about Lee's [fake] Twitter accounts so we are informing fans that 'Lee Byung-hun does not use Twitter'. We hope fans don't get taken advantage of", BH explained,...More
Lee Min-ho warns fans about fake Twitter account 2010/03/15, Source,
Korean actor Lee Min-ho [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Lee Min-ho has warned fans of a fake Twitter account opened up under his name, according to his agency Starhaus Entertainment.
"What people currently know as Lee Min-ho's Twitter is a fake account", said an official at Starhaus on Friday, adding that they are preparing countermeasures to protect the actor's fans.,...More
Boy and girl bands may have conquered music charts last year, but solo singers are aiming at comebacks in 2010. But will they be able to win over fans amid the popu,...More
Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards 2010/01/04, Source,
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee at SBS Drama Awards [SBS]
Korean actress Jang Seo-hee won the grand prize at the SBS Drama Awards, held at SBS' Open Hall on December 31.
Jang was awarded the top honor for her role in "Temptation of Wife", which was one of the most-watched and most controversial dramas of the year for its sensational storyline.
"I didn't want to cry. I wanted to be cool about receiving [the award]".. said Jang in her acceptance speech. "I thought I wouldn't be able to win this because of the genre. I would like to thank writer Kim Soon-ok... I was in a slump for three years but she helped me make a comeback".,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Best and worst dressers! 2009/12/11, Source,
The 24th Golden Disk Awards have been held at the Olympic Park. The ceremony has been decorated with the red carpet!
Many stars and celebrities came to this event!
Here, Son Dam-bi was chosen as the best dresser and Lee Yeon-hee was the worst dresser!
Lee wore a dress that would math a club rather than a red carpet.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Son Dam-bi in Hawaii 2009/10/18, Source, Sexy icon Son Dam-bi has been in Hawaii!
The fashion magazine INSTYLE has taken her to Hawaii for a wild and sexy look photoshoot.
"THE WILD" is the title of this phoshoot. She is wearing the female brand 'st. a' FW items that are fur vests, spangle one piece, lace leggings with amix match style.,...More
Jeans Brands Woo Top Stars for Ads 2009/10/15, Source, Jeans brands seem to be replacing cosmetics as the most coveted prize among Korea's advertising contracts. Traditionally, becoming the " face " of cosmetics brands was the recognition of bona fide sta,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Son Dam-bi is 42kg! 2009/07/28, Source, Son Dam-bi has lost 3-4kg for the new drama, "Dream - Drama".
Son is the Taebo master, Lee So-yeon in the drama for which Son practiced Taebo for 6 hours everyday for three months. She is a pop star whom we all know was a workaholic practicing her moves for 16 hours a day. It was the same hard work that brought such praise in her acting skills in her starting scenes of the drama.,...More
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