February 20th, 2019

minhyun1

Lai Kuanlin announced as the 1st member of Cube's new unit

dazed

The Return of Superman Ep 264

Naeun & Gunhoo





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It feels like there's one missing (I think Sian and his sisters in Thailand?), but lol oh well! This week, Jooho helps Naeun and Gunhoo communicate and get along better with the help of a hidden speaker. Gunhoo also gets his first solo interview. We meet a new family, actor Sim Jiho and his children Yian and Yiel. Seungjae meets a friend/match in Yian. And William gets a day filled with his favorite superhero, Spiderman. Ben seems unimpressed lol.

Edit: They just posted the missing clip! Naeun & Gunhoo have fun playing in the snow and going down a luge.


source: KBS World TV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
I love arm

Jackson Wang On His Solo Music, Upcoming Album, Attention in The U.S. + More!


Source: BigBoyTV

- the interview is in English
- Jackson has a single coming out March 9th

Some points from the interview:
- about how Jackson changed from fencing/sports to music/entertainment industry
- how he was street-casted at his school to be a singer when he was 16yo (also goes into how the training system works etc.)
- says he was "very insecure" at the beginning but he just has to work hard & "catch up" to make it, and mentions he still is insecure(?)
- learned the Korean language through dating lol
- worked hard everyday for 2,5 years until he suddenly was told that he's gonna debut
- how global kpop has gotten, how it feels
- talks about the connection with the fans
- his projects and future goals and the difference between kpop and his own stuff
- mentions Omarion & Chris Brown as his influencers in the past(?), loves Kevin Hart (he met with him too)
- wants to be honest and not hide anything
- thinks American R&B/pop singers are a bigger influence in China than American culture in general
- English is his 4th language
- what does his social media following mean to him
- haven't had a vacation in 3 years



This came up in my recommended and it's always interesting to hear non-Koreans talk about the kpop "machinery". The interviewer was pretty chill and nice imo.
I tried writing some interesting points from the interview, sorry if it's all over the place lol.
JW

SKY Castle's Kim Bo Ra and Jo Byung Gyu Confirmed to be Dating


“SKY Castle” co-stars Kim Bo Ra and Jo Byung Gyu are officially dating!

On February 21, Korean media outlet The Fact reported that the two actors, who have been swept up in dating rumors after starring together in the hit JTBC drama “SKY Castle,” were spotted together on a late-night date.

Both actors’ agencies responded to the reports by confirming that the two co-stars were, in fact, in a romantic relationship. Kim Bo Ra’s agency Moment Entertainment stated, “After checking with [Kim Bo Ra], we learned that she began dating Jo Byung Gyu at the beginning of this month.” Jo Byung Gyu’s agency HB Entertainment similarly confirmed, “He began dating Kim Bo Ra at the beginning of February.”

Kim Bo Ra will next be appearing in "Her Private Life", while Jo Byung Gyu has been filming for "He Is Psychometric"

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Sources: Soompi/Naver 1 2 | The Fact

These pictures are cute! Happy for them.
doyoung1

ATEEZ Announce European Tour



Having previously announced the US Tour dates, the 8-member group has now announced 10 European stops for their "The Expedition" tour. The list of the cities includes London, Lisbon, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan, Budapest, Stockholm, Warsaw and Moscow.

Pre-sale will start on 25th of February and general sale on 27th of February.

Source: ATEEZ twitter, My Music Taste

Thoughts? I definitely didn't expect them to go on a world tour less than half a year after their debut.
dazed

Hero cyclist back in spotlight in film "Race to Freedom"




A hero can be anyone, even a cyclist, the upcoming movie "Race to Freedom―Um Bok-dong," says.

The film, based on a true story, is about cycling champion Um Bok-dong (1892-1951), who rose to stardom after clinching many cycling titles during the 1910-45 Japanese occupation of Korea.

K-pop sensation Jung Ji-hoon, better known by his stage name Rain, stars as the hero cyclist.

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This film was a long time coming. They were filming this back when Lee Beomsoo was on TRoS with Soeul and Daeul.

source: The Korea Times
dazed

Info about Tiffany's "Lips on Lips" EP release




Tiffany Young, a former Korean-American member of K-pop band Girls' Generation, will release her first American EP, "Lips on Lips," on Thursday, her management agency said.

The five-track record will hit the American music scene at midnight on Friday, according to Transparent Arts. In South Korea, the album will be available for streaming starting at 2:00 p.m. Thursday.

The record, a package of five songs including "Born Again," which was previously released last month, delves into a story of finding oneself and growth.

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source: Yonhap News
KHN

Preview for Ryu Jun Yeol/Lee Je Hoon Variety Show "Traveler"


“Traveler” is a traveling variety show featuring Ryu Jun Yeol and Lee Je Hoon on a journey to find their true selves. Without the staff members interfering, the stars will get full freedom to enjoy their adventure. Rather than showing their lives as celebrities, they will enjoy and share their experience as travelers.

Last year, Ryu Jun Yeol and Lee Je Hoon left for Cuba, the Pearl of the Caribbean. The two became passionate backpackers who traveled on foot in search for places to sleep and food to eat without the production staff’s help. On this trip, they visit areas like the Malecón, Morro Castle, Playa Girón, Caleta Buena, and Varadero.

The show premieres on February 21.

Sources: JTBC Entertainment | Soompi/Naver

This looks super cute! I really like both actors and this is giving me a Youth Over Flowers vibe. I'm hoping it gets subbed so I can watch them bumble their way through Cuba.