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Song Joong Ki and the Cast of “The Battleship Island” Are All Smiles at Movie Premiere!

Song Joong Ki and the Cast of  "The Battleship Island" Are All Smiles at Movie Premiere!

The cast of the movie ” The Battleship Island ” were all smiles at the movie premiere on June 26th. The delightful cast consists of actors So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, Hwang Jung Min , as well as, actresses Lee Jung-hyun and Kim Su-an . The cast met with fans and held an interview that was interactive, fun and filled with unique content. A particularly hilarious moment occurred when the adorable child actress, Kim Su-an talked about how it was hard to focus on her acting because Song Joongi Ki is so handsome! Hwang Jung Min who plays her father in the film, then asked her, “What about me?” She then responded, “I could focus just fine.” bringing much laughter to everyone. “ The Battleship Island ” is set to release to the public on July 26th, 2017. Check out photos from the event in the video below. Keep up with KpopStarz for all the latest updates on your favorite Korean entertainment stars.

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ChoA Announces Departure From AOA Due to Mental Issues, ‘Nothing Has Been Confirmed Yet’ Says FNC Entertainment

ChoA Announces Departure From AOA Due to Mental Issues

ChoA is leaving AOA. In her lengthy Instagram post uploaded on Thursday, June 22, ChoA revealed the details of her decision to leave the girl group. As previously reported by KpopStarz , ChoA clarified the rumors of her leaving AOA. In her Instagram post uploaded on May 16, the AOA member stated that she is “not” leaving the group and is just taking a personal time off. However, in her lengthy Instagram post uploaded on the evening of June 22, Koreaboo  reports that ChoA announced she is officially leaving AOA. According to ChoA herself, she is currently suffering depression. According to ChoA, she first started feeling quite sad when AOA debuted in 2012. She knew that the group has received that much of love since they debuted, but she still pressed on. As the years progressed for the group, ChoA said she was starting to feel a little sick inside. “While promoting, there were many times where I just wanted to cry,” wrote the AOA member. This was when ChoA started feeling depressed and even had difficulty sleeping. But she was treated for it eventually. “During the course of 2 years, my promotions were cut back a bit, but even

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Hwang Chi-yeol is K-Pop Trend Now? Artist Wins Over G-Dragon at Music Bank

Hwang Chi-yeol is K-Pop Trend Now? Artist Wins Over G-Dragon at Music Bank

On the June 23 rd  episode of KBS Music Bank , singer Hwang Chi Yeol  was surprised by his first ever music show win. The nominated songs for this week were  G-Dragon’s  “Untitled” and Hwang Chi Yeol’s “A Daily Song” as contenders for first place. Hwang Chi Yeol  won first place with 6,380 points! Naturally Hwang Chi Yeol,  who had never won first place before, was shocked and even asked the MCs if he really won. Then he asks if he’s supposed to share some words about winning and says he’s so surprised he forgot what he wanted to say. He gave his winner’s speech by thanking everyone who created the song and his company’s employees who helped him. He was very thankful to his fans for giving him this award. Hwang Chi Yeol is popular in both Korea and China, so he made sure to thank them all. Since he made a promise to breakdance on stage if he won number 1, he proceeded to fulfill this vow. Hwang Chi Yeol was the first artist to sell 100,000 copies of an album after a release since legendary singer Cho Yong Pil . He expressed disbelief when he realized how

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JYP Entertainment to Take Legal Action Against Ilbe User Who Threatened to Kill TWICE’s Mina

JYP Entertainment to Take Legal Action Against Ilbe User Who Threatened to Kill TWICE's Mina

The Ilbe user will be facing legal consequences for the threat she made against TWICE’s Mina, a s reported by a llkpop . JYP Entertainment announced that will be responding strongly against the Ilbe user.     “Following discussion with our legal team about the Ilbe user who posted a threat against TWICE’s Mina on June 13, we’re announcing it’s a policy that we’ll be responding strongly,” revealed JYP Entertainment. The agency has also decided to do the same for similar future cases as well. On Tuesday, June 13, a user on Ilbe uploaded a picture on the site that featured the user’s hand and a large kitchen knife. The caption on the photo said that the user would kill TWICE’s Mina if she does not slap her boyfriend.     Fans who love TWICE saw the post and immediately reported it to the police. Since then, the Ilbe user deleted the post and even posted a hand-written apology, reported  Soompi . In the user’s hand-written note, she pointed out how she uploaded the post without thinking of the consequences. The user explained that she did not think about how it would make TWICE’s Mina, and the rest of the girl

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SISTAR’s Bora Signs With Hook Entertainment, Idol to Use Her Real Name ‘Yoon Bora’

SISTAR's Bora Signs With Hook Entertainment

Bora has just signed up with a new agency! The former SISTAR member’s new agency, Hook Entertainment, revealed the news on Tuesday, June 13. Fourteen days after SISTAR’s disbandment, former member  Bora  has finally signed up with a new agency. Bora  has signed on with Hook Entertainment. A statement was then released by Hook Entertainment on Tuesday, June 13 on various media outlets in Korea. And, according to the label’s statement, the former SISTAR member will now be using “Yoon Bora” as her new stage name. “We plan on wholly supporting Yoon Bora as an actress, a variety personality, and even as a performer who may stand on stage again,”  said the agency. “We will not withhold any aid so that Yoon Bora, who has proved herself as an entertainer with a bright and healthy energy who can make people happy, can showcase her charms tenfold.” Also, the former SISTAR member has recently finished filming for a movie. The movie, with the working title “Sunkist Family”  is currently undergoing post-production. SISTAR disbanded after 7 years in the music industry. Their final track “Lonely” was released on May 31 and was shot in Macau. SISTAR’s disbandment was because of their leader,

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Pentagon Returns with Rock and Roll Inspired “Critical Beauty!”

Pentagon Returns with Rock and Roll Inspired  "Critical Beauty!"

    Cube Entertainment’s Pentagon, has released their music video for “Critical Beauty,” the title track from their newly released 3rd mini album ‘Ceremony.’ The vibrant video is set in a carnival location and the boys wear colorful retro style suits, while they show off their amazing footwork. The song “Critical Beauty” combines 1950s style Rock and Roll music with modern Trap beats to create an unique and refreshing sound for the summer.  Pentagon will promote as 9 members, as member Yanan is in the process of recovering from a hand injury that was sustained during practice. This is Pentagon’s comeback since the release of their 2nd mini album, ‘Five Sense,’ back in December 2016. Last month the members, Edawn and Hui teamed up with HyunA to form the unit, Triple H and released the single “365 Fresh.” Check out the MV below, and be sure to keep following KpopStarz for the latest updates about all your favorite Korean entertainment stars!

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G-Dragon Grabbed On Stage By Crazy Fan Girl

G-Dragon Grabbed On Stage By Crazy Fan Girl

You read correctly, it was recently reported that a girl by passed security and was able to sneak up on stage during one of G-Dragon’ s recent solo concert ‘ G-DRAGON 2017 CONCERT: ACT III, M.O.T.T.E’ at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on June 10th. Footage was recently released of the girl suddenly appearing on stage to grab the singer. You can see it all in the video below. Fans speculated that the girl was drunk due to her awkward behavior. However, G-Dragon remained calm and professional as he continued on with his performance and waited for security to escort the fan off stage. Hopefully G-Dragon can continue his tour without any more distractions or mishaps.

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BTS Fans Purchase Ad In Time Square For Boy Groups 4th Anniversary

BTS Fans Purchase Ad In Time Square For Boy Groups 4th Anniversary

BTS fans, aka ARMY, are no joke! One June 10th it was recently reported and shown that fans purchased a huge advertisment for the boy group in New York City’s Time Square in order to commemorate and celebrate their 4th anniversary. Check out a video of the giant anniversary advertisement here. Since winning an award at the BillBoard Music Awards, the boy group has gained inernational recognition and continue to maintain their fame. Happy Anniversary BTS!

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G-Dragon’s ‘Kwon Ji Yong’ Ranks No. 1 on iTunes’ Album Charts Across 37 Countries!

G-Dragon's 'Kwon Ji Yong' Ranks No. 1 on iTunes' Album Charts Across 37 Countries!

G-Dragon has finally released his solo comeback album “Kwon Ji Yong”. The album took the No. 1 spot on iTunes in over 37 countries! G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” was released on Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. KST. The album already ranked No. 1 on all Korean music charts, including Genie, Melon, Bugs, and Naver Music in just one hour after it was released! However, as of 2:40 a.m. KST of June 9, G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” has already spread across the globe. As reported by Soompi , G-Dragon’s latest album has ranked No. 1 on international iTunes chart across 37 countries! These countries include the Asian countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, and even in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and the Eurasian country of Russia. G-Dragon’s album also ranked No. 1 on iTunes’ album charts on the South American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and the Central American country of Costa Rica. G-Dragon’s “Kwon Ji Yong” also topped the No. 1 spot on iTunes’ album charts in the European countries of Belarus, Turkey, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine, Spain, and Sweden. G-Dragon’s latest album also took the

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Overview: Everything Known & Confirmed of T.O.P’s Drug Scandal

Overview: Everything Known & Confirmed of T.O.P's Drug Scandal

After all the buzz surrounding BIG BANG rapper T.O.P’s current drug scandal, there is a lot of breaking news spreading like wildfire! With news and rumors flying left and right, let’s take a moment to review the facts and separate the truth from the lies. How it started: In June, before his mandatory military enlistment, T.O.P was reported to have been illegally smoking marijuana in his home on 3 different occasions between October 9th -12th of 2016 with a trainee by the name of Han Seo Hee, who was a high ranking contestant of MBC’s  ‘ The Birth of a Great Star 3 ‘ in 2012.     Soon after a tip was sent, allegedly from the trainee, that T.O.P was smoking the drug, on June 1st the Seoul Drug Criminal Investigation Department brought up charges upon the member as a result of a hair test that was conducted, indicating positive.   “It wasn’t marijuana,” said T.O.P, “It was an electronic cigarette.”  However, his acquaintance admitted to the crime. Police also stated the acquaintance had multiple drug offenses on file as well. After that, T.O.P came clean and admitted his regrets in a handwritten apology letter. It read the following; “This is 

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