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CNBLUE's Lee Jong Hyun Misses Kim Woo Bin

<b>CNBLUE</b> appeared as guests on the September 17 broadcast of <b>SBS PowerFM</b>‘s “Cultwo Show” to promote their latest album “2gether.”<p>During their guest …

Give Me Sex Jesus: young evangelicals' struggles with sex and church teaching

The documentary, which begins streaming on Vimeo on Thursday, casts a critical eye on the purity culture within evangelical Christianity<p>“Whatever it is, don’t let me die before I have sex” is a prayer that at first, sounds like a punchline. But for the young evangelicals portrayed in the new …

Korean pop: can 'baddest female' CL topple the divas of the West?

K-pop still hasn’t yet managed to go global but how long before one of their biggest stars joins Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga in the charts?<p>The man tasked with revamping the iconic Moonman statue for this year’s MTV VMAs, Moschino’s creative director Jeremy Scott could have taken any of pop’s …

Liv Ullmann: Films should be fantasies, not pornography

Ingmar Bergman’s muse talks about ever-more explicit mainstream movies and her new version of Miss Julie<p>Sex scenes in some of today’s films are so graphic that they are little more than “porno” movies, according to Liv Ullmann, one of cinema’s most revered actor-directors.<p>“It has gone too far,” the …

15 Ways Living In Korea Might Transform You

We’ve all heard it before: the more you hang out with a certain group of friends, the more your habits start to align. Do you use ㅋㅋㅋ instead of LOL? …

Hobbit extended editions set for big screen

Film,The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,Culture,Peter Jackson,JRR Tolkien<p>Peter Jackson’s movies are to return to US multiplexes with extra footage, despite complaints that the original cuts already contained enough padding

South Korea just trolled North Korea with K-Pop

How do you get one over on North Korea’s leader? Broadcast K-pop across the border through giant loudspeakers, apparently.<p>This tactic has been proven by South Korea, who just gained the apology it wanted from the North for their recent landmine attacks, which maimed two of its soldiers. The apology …

CNBLUE announces band comeback this September

They’re coming back! It was recently reported that popular male band <b>CNBLUE</b> will be making a comeback next month with a brand new album.<p>On August …

School banned from screening film about children of gay parents in class time

LGBT rights,Australian education,New South Wales,Australia news,Sydney,New South Wales politics<p>Some parents of students at Burwood girls high express support of plan to show Gayby Baby as part of Wear it Purple Day, calling it a ‘wonderful initiative’<p>A documentary about same-sex parenting, which …

Wales

Six Feet Under: ‘It made it okay to laugh at death’

The US TV programme mixed serious drama with a macabre sense of humour – and pioneered an influential kind of dark humour, writes Jennifer Armstrong.<p>The funeral home’s makeup artist has bad news for his bosses. Their niece is upstairs crying and won’t come down. The funeral home owners now have to …

TV

The Cult of Cute: How Korean Beauty Is Changing the Face of Your Vanity Table

Inside a glossy, perfectly round tomato sits the smooth, creamy surface of a complexion-brightening face mask. A sullen panda bear holds the contents of a cooling-on-contact eye gel. A miffed bunny rabbit contains a pitch-perfect apricot lip tint. Welcome to the Korean beauty shopping experience. …

North Korea Magnetic Poetry (PHOTOS)

Victory Through Verse<p>Some sentences crafted by state-sponsored reporters in North Korea give the reader pause. Is this an angry Walt Whitman?<p>08.21.15 …

North Korea to South Korea: Turn off your loudspeakers or it's war

SINGAPORE — There's a blaring sound coming from the demilitarised border between North and South Korea, and it's not from fire the two sides are …

Kamikaze couple's last flight after Japan's surrender turned into TV drama

Four days after Japan's surrender in 1945, Tetsuo Tanifuji and his wife, Asako, died in suicide mission against Soviet tanks<p>The true tale of a kamikaze pilot who took his wife on his final mission four days after Japan's surrender has been turned into a television drama.<p>This Wednesday marks the …

10 Things You Should Never Ask a K-Pop Fan

1<p>22 K-Pop Pictures That Are Probably Going To Be Deleted From The Internet Soon<p>2<p>3 Idols With Trainee Siblings Who Might Debut Soon<p>3<p>9 Lit Songs That …

Why 'Earth 2.0' is actually nothing like Earth

Nasa's discovery of Kepler-452b, a planet orbiting around a distant star in deep space, has predictably caused waves of excitement on the internet, …

Japan Fires The World's Most Powerful Laser

Remember: watt is the unit of power<p>Researchers at Osaka University are claiming to have fired the most powerful laser in the world. The 2-petawatt (two quadrillion watt) pulse lasted just one picosecond (a trillionth of a second).<p>For a rough comparison, in 2013, a 50 kilowatt (50,000 watt) laser …

CNBLUE's Minhyuk gets closer to his fans during fan meet in Thailand

YG Entertainment has announced it will be counter-suing Happy Face Entertainment following the cancellation of 'MIXNINE's winning group debu…<p>Momoland …

"HolaSoyGermán": el youtuber latinoamericano más famoso también saca un libro

Germán Garmendia es un joven más, de 25 años, nacido en una región rural del norte de Chile. Como muchos adolescentes, tocaba en una banda junto a su …

Taylor Swift's MV director fights back & advises KPOP fans

An article from Billboard features a plagiarism accusation on how Taylor Swift's MV for 'Bad Blood' bears similarities to 2NE1's "Come Back Home" …

K-Pop

The original Harry Potter director wants the gang back together for another film

The <i>Harry Potter</i> franchise is already set to receive a new lease of life through the forthcoming <i>Fantastic Beasts</i> trilogy, but Chris Columbus would …

Film Industry

Celebrating American Beauty: Women of all different shapes, sizes and races pose naked in floral photoshoot inspired by the Oscar-winning movie to prove that true beauty is diverse and unique

A group of women shed their clothes and posed naked in a pile of purple lilac petals for an American Beauty-themed photoshoot which simes to prove …

Pixar made one very small change for the Japanese version of 'Inside Out'

Some things tend to get lost in translation when making their way from one country to another. Luckily for Pixar, they had the technology to fix a very small, but important, cultural gap.<p>According to David Lally, a tech artist at Pixar, all the broccoli from "Inside Out" was swapped out with green …

Animation

North Korean girl bands are performing socialist classics in seedy hotels on China's border to help Pyongyang's economy

Young and good-looking, the seven-piece group bear a striking similarity to the Moranbong band, a North Korean musical phenomenon who have been accorded huge success since their members were hand-selected by leader Kim Jong-Un.<p>Now, imitators from Pyongyang are performing in Chinese border towns, …

North Korea

K-Pop and J-Pop are now officially the same

No more confusion<p>In a response to social media pressures, the Japanese and Korean recording industries have come together to official make the terms, …

The APink members' unpainted faces: They prove their striking beauties

http://www.kpopbehind.com/2015/03/the-apink-members-unpainted-faces-they.html<p>Exclusive Kpop News, Behind the Scenes, Insider's View, Rumors, Idol's …

K-Pop

Which K-Pop Star Shares Your April Birthday?

This month celebrates birthdays of K-Pop idols such as <b>Siwon</b>, <b>Eunhyuk</b> (<b>Super Junior</b>), <b>Jonghyun</b> (<b>SHINee</b>), <b>Daesung</b> (<b>BIGBANG</b>), <b>Jessica</b>, <b>Sehun</b> (<b>EXO</b>), <b>Luhan</b>, <b>UEE</b> …