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TVXQ’s Comeback in 2017, Yunho Discharged In Military Service And Will Be Followed By Changmin

TVXQ’s Comeback in 2017

TVXQ’s Yunho finished his mandatory military service after 21 months. Even the weather is bad, thousands of fans flock outside Yangju’s 26th Mechanized Infantry Division to welcome him. Yunho awarded as the best trainee, selected as a special class soldier and became an honorary citizen of Yangju, Soompi reported. It seems like the singer’s experience in military service changed him. “It feels complicated because it feels as if time had stopped, and now it’s starting to tick again,” Yunho told the press. The singer also added that he learned a lot from his service, “I can confidently say that army life was a lot of fun. It was a time in which I could put down stories being said about U-Know Yunho and grow as the human being, Jung Yunho.”  Yunho also revealed that there is a girl group that inspires him while he is in service. “I knew you’d ask about that. I think it was Red Velvet,” he confessed.  He also shared his life while in the military service. He told the media that he usually eats jjajangmyeon or the black bean noodle dish, Allkpop  reported.  He admit that he craves something after he was discharged. “Strangely enough,

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Liu Yifei Rumored To Be Pregnant With Song Seung Hun

Liu Yifei Rumored To Be Pregnant With Song Seung Hun

Liu Yifei is rumored pregnant with her boyfriend, Song Seung Hun. This is after a Korean variety show noticed that the actress is gaining weight. On April 10 episode of “I Heard A Rumor,” the hosts said that it is possible that Liu Yifei is pregnant. Besides of gaining weight, they noticed that the actress is not wearing pants anymore, DramaFever reported. The pregnancy rumors started last year, as well as the wedding rumors. Song Seung Hun is already forty years old while Liu Yifei will turn thirty years old this coming August. The fans think that their age is very right to get married. Also, they are dating for over two years. Liu Yifei met Song Seung Hun, in their movie project, “The Third Way Of Love.” In August 2015, Song Seung Hun confirmed that they are dating. He confessed that they didn’t cut their communication after filming their movie. He also talked about his feelings towards the Chinese actress. “Honestly, I’m not a greedy person, but once I saw you, I realized what I really wanted to possess,” Song Seung Hun said in Day Day Up show through an interpreter. Liu Yifei is not yet giving a statement about

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Hot Issues, Issues, News

Alleged Yoochun’s Fiancé Gets Negative Reactions From Netizens After Denying Wedding Rumors

Alleged Yoochun's Fiancé Gets Negative Reactions From Netizens After Denying Wedding Rumors

Yoochun’s alleged fiancé, Hwang Hana, denied the wedding rumors through an Instagram post. This is right after Yoochun’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, confirmed the wedding. “Yoochun has been engaged to a non-celebrity woman and will be getting married in the fall. We are cautious to say much more because the article has come out when details about the wedding have not been confirmed yet. He is currently enlisted in the army, and as his fiancee is not a celebrity, we ask you look over them warmly while considering the situation.Yoochun will finish his enlistment by the end of August,”   C-JeS Entertainment statement reads. However, the statement was contradicted by Hana. In a deleted Instagram post, Hana seems like denying the wedding rumors with Yoochun. “Please don’t do this. It’s not like that,” Hana wrote in her post. All Kpop recently reported that Hana is living a luxurious life. It is also said in the report that she is friends with a lot of South Korean celebrities like Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon, CNBLUE’s Jonghyun, F.T. Island’s Jonghun and Simon D. “Haha it’s only the morning and what is all this… Maybe I should close my Instagram…sigh. There are so many problems with

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Interviews, Movies, News, Stars on TV

Winner Reveals The Qualities Of Their Ideal Woman

Winner Reveals The Qualities Of Their Ideal Woman

WINNER revealed the qualities of a woman they dream of. This is after they were asked in a popular radio program.  WINNER appeared as a guest in  “Lee Hong Ki’s Kiss the Radio” or “Hongkira”  in KBS radio, last April 12. Lee Hong Ki raised the question to the members. Lee Seung Hoon is the first who answered the question. He said that he likes a woman who is healthy and can take care of him. He also specified that he likes a woman who exercises. “I realized that I like a woman who carries a band aid in her purse. It’s actually not common to find a person who carries a band aid with them. I tend to hurt myself easily and my heart pounded when a staff member took care of me,” he answered. Kim Jin Woo, however, likes a woman who is similar to him.  The WINNER member also confessed that he is attracted to pretty girls. Lee Hong Ki even suggested Han Hyo Joo. “I’m always the same. I like someone who’s similar to me. Honestly, I like pretty girls,” he confessed. WINNER member Song Min Ho likes more of an independent woman. “Nowadays, I like girls who can eat

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Buzz, News, SNS

Baekhyun’s Weight Loss Is Attracting Attention Through His Skinny Jeans

Baekhyun's Weight Loss Is Attracting Attention Through His Skinny Jeans

Baekhyun’s skinny jeans are going around the internet. A fan posted two photos of Baekhyun wearing same skinny jeans on an online community portal. The two photos were taken once in 2015 and another in 2016. The photos raise the concern of fans to Baekhyun. The singer seems loose a lot of weight in the span of one year. The first photo was taken last 2015 in the airport, Dispatch reported. He’s wearing a blue navy hoodie and skinny jeans. You will notice that the skinny jeans are fitted to Baekyun’s legs. You can also see his skin in the jeans’ cut. The other photo of Baekyun is also taken in the airport last 2016.  The jeans are noticeably baggy or cut loose. It seems like more of straight cut jeans instead of skinny jeans. You cannot see Baekhyun’s skin anymore because it is very loose. If you look at the two photos quickly, you will not recognize that the skinny jeans he wore in the two different photos are the same. At first, fans in the online community portal thought that Baekhyun is wearing different skinny jeans. They were shocked when they found out that it is a same

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Drama, Movies, News, Stars on TV

Check Out IU, EXO, GOT7 And Other Great K-Pop Acting Idols With ‘The Starstruck Collection’

Check Out IU

KPopStarz has recently teamed up with DramaFever to bring you a K-Pop inspired collection of dramas offered exclusively for DramaFever Premium subscribers. This collection, aptly named the “Starstruck Collection” features six hit dramas and movies starring some of the industry’s brightest stars. Shining at the top of the list is Park Ji Eun’s brilliantly cast reality-comedy, “Producer.” Starring Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Soo Hyun, Cha Tae Hyun and IU, “Producer” takes you into the fast-paced, highly competitive world of television production. “Producer” will make you laugh, cry and cringe as the paths of four unlikely heroes intertwine, ultimately bringing them to places they could have never imagined. Following up “Producer,” “EXO Next Door” features the beloved members of EXO playing fictional versions of themselves who move in next door to an incredibly shy and awkward 23 year-old introvert who ends up being hired as the boys’ housekeeper. With 50 million views, this short romantic comedy is one of Korea’s most-popular web series to date. Another idol-filled web series in the Starstruck lineup is GOT7’s adorable romantic drama, “Dream Knight.” Starring all seven members of GOT7, “Dream Knight” is the story of one down-and-out high school girl who finds friendship, encouragement

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Headlines, Main, News

Last Day To Cast Your Votes For The KpopStarz ‘Best Of K-Pop’ Mid-Year Polls

The competition in KPopStarz’s mid-year “Best of K-Pop” polls has been fierce as, over the past two weeks, individual artists, groups and songs have battled it out for the title of K-Pop’s best. Rising to the top early on in the polls, veteran group Shinhwa settled comfortably into first in all three categories but that doesn’t mean they’ll stay there. With dwindling margins between first and second in every category, the title of “Best” isn’t guaranteed just yet as positions within the top three have seen constant change over the past two weeks. But competition hasn’t been confined to each category’s Top Three. Competition to claim a spot in each category’s Top Ten has been anything but pretty as fractions of a percent are all that stand between those vying for one of the coveted positions. The competition in the category of Best Group has been particularly fierce as some groups have made impressive jumps in the ranks while others have taken a surprising fall. Even more impressive are the groups who have risen from the very bottom of the rankings into the running for Top Ten, proving this is still anyone’s game. However, the time remaining to cast your

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Analytic, Main, News

Shinhwa Reign Supreme At Half-Way Mark In KpopStarz Mid-Year Polls

Shinhwa Reign Supreme At Half-Way Mark In KpopStarz Mid-Year Polls

The weekend brought little change in the KpopStarz’s mid-year polls standings as veteran group, Shinhwa, still manage to reign supreme in all three categories. In the category of Best K-Pop Song, Shinhwa’s “Sniper” still holds a hefty margin over the competition, raking in 45.27 percent of the votes. INFINITE H’s “Pretty” still holds second with 11.05 percent of the votes but EXO’s “Call Me Baby” is hot on its heels with a mere 0.04 percent separating the two. Super Junior D&E’s “Growing Pains” makes an impressive jump to fourth with 7.56 percent of the votes, knocking Jung Yong Hwa’s “One Fine Day” down to fifth. In an equally impressive move, SHINee’s “View” jumps from tenth to sixth, knocking Junsu’s “Flower” down to eight. BTS’s “I NEED U” moves into seventh with 3.28 percent of the votes while Big Bang’s “Loser” drops down into ninth. GOT7’s “Around the World” holds a 0.5 percent lead over VIXX’s “Love Equation” and a 0.6 percent lead over Jang Hyun Seung’s “Ma First” making the competition for the final spot in the Top Ten fierce. Coming in first with 37.44 percent of the votes, Shinhwa still holds a comfortable lead over the competition in the

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Postmodern Jukebox’s Robyn Adele Anderson To Join KpopStarz Music Reviews Staff

Postmodern Jukebox's Robyn Adele Anderson To Join KpopStarz Music Reviews Staff

  Vocalist Robyn Adele Anderson of the musical collective and Internet phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox will join the KpopStarz music reviews staff in February. Under the musical direction of New Orleans-style ragtime pianist Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox’s stylistic reinventions of modern pop songs have received over 36 million views on YouTube. Though best known for her singing on the Postmodern Jukebox doo-wop cover of Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop,” Anderson was also singled out by this publication for her performance on the group’s cover of “Gentleman” by Psy, which was the KpopStarz Editor’s Pick for Best K-pop Cover of 2013 . The vocalist says she couldn’t be happier at the opportunity to explore the South Korean musical landscape. “I genuinely enjoy K-pop music,” Anderson said. When asked about her favorite group, the singer singled out Girls’ Generation for their energy and choreography. “I love the poppiest of pop music with synths and dancing,” she said. Though Postmodern Jukebox is known for their vintage sound, using jazz, klezmer and other musical idioms of the past, Anderson confesses to having more modern tastes. A former choreographer and dancer, she names her favorite singers as Ke$ha and Mariah Carey. “When I was little, I

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KpopStarz Reaches Milestone 1MM Likes on Facebook! [Surprise Contest!]

On November 15th, KpopStarz passed the million mark on the Facebook page.  Over the last few weeks, our Facebook followers have grown approximately 3% week on week.  This is proof that more of our readers are turning to us the primary source of K-pop news and entertainment on Facebook.  At KpopStarz, we celebrate accomplishments like these with our heartfelt gratitude.  As more of you are choosing us to be one of your core providers of K-pop news, we spend some time to take in what this all mean.  And to us, it means we need to work harder to deliver you K-pop news and editorial content in as timely as possible.  And of course, we take time to thank all of you for giving us your time and support. Nearly a year ago, our KpopStarz offices in New York was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, and nearly stopped our operations then.  Today, we continue to bring you your much-awaited K-pop and entertainment stories. Since then,  we didn’t only recover from the near-fatal blow to our operations, but also we have risen to be the #1 provider of K-pop news (according to audience measurement provider Quantcast).  We couldn’t have achieved that without

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