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Last time we looked at which female celebrity is women’s wanna be. Now it’s time to see what female idols such as Suzy, IU, Krystal, Taeyeon and Hani win all women hearts.

Some of the nation’s most in-demand female idols have been voted as the idol stars drove female to them. Until now, of more than 105,000 women surveyed by Pikicast, about 22 percent chose IU as their No. 1 pick among female stars, while about 18 percent selected f(x) Krystal as their top choice among female celebrities.

The survey also showed that these idol girls even have gained both male and female fans, while about 17 percent picked Taeyeon. This top 3 are literally representative of Girl Crush.

A dictionary definition of girl crush is feelings of admiration and adoration which a girl has for another girl, without wanting to shag said girl. a nonsexual attraction, usually based on veneration at some level.

If you feel these feelings that you are now having a girl crush on the female idol as follows; she can sing, she’s GORGEOUS, she’s doing an awesome degree and she’s intelligent. I want to BE her!
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Singer and actress IU is the cover girl for fashion magazine CeCi‘s 21st anniversary commemorative issue.

The photo shoot brings out both IU’s cute and womanly side as she models transitional pieces just in time for summer’s final farewell and the inauguration of fall.

One of the cuts, taken along the streets of Hong Kong, is especially striking as she strikes a pose in bunny ears against a backdrop of reddish and neon lights.

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She was reportedly heavily involved with the creative process on set, monitoring each cut and discussing her ideas with the editor and photographer.

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You can catch the rest of IU’s photo shoot in Hong Kong along with her interview, which will take up a total of 14 pages in the magazine, in the October issue of Ceci magazine. A fashion film will also be available via the magazine’s mobile platform.
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With IU’s 7th anniversary fast approaching, an editorial by TV Report revealed several reasons why the LOEN Entertainment solo singer is currently a top star in the Korean entertainment industry.

IU is both endearing and cute. The nation’s sister can even compose her own songs! I’m not even ashamed to admit that I’m a fan of her as a vocalist.

She has secured a large male fan base, and has also picked up a lot of support from female fans. IU has managed to come out unscathed from a scandal, and is now one of the top stars when it comes to marketing and advertisements.

Even though a name is common, you might not know how popular an artist really is until you directly dig into it. When we looked into IU, her popularity turned out to be a lot greater than we expected.

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South Korean singer IU will hold a fan meeting in Hong Kong, her official Facebook fan page showed Friday. The event will take place at Landmark North, a large office and shopping complex in the heart of the city, at 3 p.m.

Saturday, the page showed. Her agency was not immediately reached for comment.

IU amassed fans from all over Asia for her role in KBS 2TV’s “The Producers,” an office drama set at the entertainment department of a fictional KBS, in which she plays a stoic singer. Actor Kim Soo-hyun co-stars as a rookie producer who changed jobs for a woman.

The show concluded its one-month run in June. IU is scheduled to hold a concert and a fan meeting in Shanghai, China, on Nov. 11.

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Drama "Producer" actress and singer IU appeared for the Showcase opening next month in Hong Kong today afternoon at Landmark, attracting 500 fans to the scene, there was a fan with the "cannon" camera to capture the Idols’s beauty .

IU wore a blue dresses appeared at 3:30pm, greeting in Cantonese: "Hello everyone! I am IU! Thank you!" Regarding to the previous shooting trip for the magazine in Hong Kong, She went to the peak and enjoyed Spicy Crab under the bridge and would like to know if there are more tasty foods and better places to go in Hong Kong. She would like to go night market to have a look if there is a chance.

In regard to the Drama Producer, IU said” As I am acting as a singer and actor in the drama, like myself ,so I don’t have any pressure. But I am much friendly in reality!”. She also said all the seniors like Kim and Gong and others were really taking care her during the shooting. She really admires Senior Gong who is a very nice and excellent actor.
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Relevant trans: "IU revealed that she was taking on new challenges as a singer-songwriter.

According to IU, “I’m putting the final touches to my new album” and that “there won’t be a separate producer for the album, instead I’ll be involved in many parts of the album directly and accomplishing things on my own, which is a ‘challenge’ to me.”

Also, “It could be something with a more serious (theme) than before, but it’ll be an album that contains my own thoughts”."

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The second round of lineups for the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), which will be held on December 3 at the AsiaWorld-Expo Arena in Hong Kong, has been revealed.

Last month, it was confirmed that EXO, G-Dragon, and Taeyang would be performing at Mnet’s annual music awards show. On November 29, with just four days left until the event, CJ E&M unveiled additional artists, including INFINITE, IU, and SISTAR.

Many fans have already started to express anticipation for what kind of special stages these artists will be putting on for the show.

Meanwhile, voting for the 2014 MAMA began after the list of award nominees was revealed this past October 27 through its official website and will continue on until the day of the event. The awards show will have a total of 17 categories, which consists of five artists, eight genres, two special categories, one artist of the year, and one song of the year.
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Singer IU attended the Samsung ‘Play the Challenge’ talk concert at Seoul Jangchung Stadium on 8th Sept and shared her stories about taking on challenges in her music.

This is Samsung’s first campaign for the year to highlight the importance of taking on challenges and to encourage a ‘challenge’ culture in the South Korean society.

On this day, IU reunited with Park Myeongsu, whom she worked together with on the show Infinity Challenge and explored the EDM genre.

IU revealed that she was taking on new challenges as a singer-songwriter. According to IU, “I’m putting the final touches to my new album” and that “there won’t be a separate producer for the album, instead I’ll be involved in many parts of the album directly and accomplishing things on my own, which is a ‘challenge’ to me.”

Also, “It could be something with a more serious (theme) than before, but it’ll be an album that contains my own thoughts”.

On the topic of ‘challenge’, IU said, “Challenges are something that we face daily, but somehow they are heavy and not easy to deal with” and that “I would like to try...
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On Pann, the most used online forum among Koreans, a netizen made a post on the topic of IU and the fact that people are accusing her of undergoing plastic surgery.“People claim that IU has had surgery and this picture is often used as ‘proof’. I don’t know why they did her makeup like that early on”

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“Even during her debut days she didn’t look that different except she was chubbier. It’s just that stage that made her look weird.”

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The National Assembly voted down a revision bill that would raise the age limit for celebrities featured in alcohol ads, which means K-pop singer IU can continue to honor her contract with alcoholic beverage maker, Hite Beer & Jinro Soju.

In April, the Health and Welfare Committee floated a revision bill that would set the minimum age of actors and celebrities in ads for alcoholic beverage at 25.

But the bill failed to pass the Legislation and Judiciary Committee at the parliament.

IU, one of the most sought-after models for commercials, is 23.

By Lee Hye-won (hyewonlee@heraldcorp.com)

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Popular singer-actress IU, who is storming charts with the song "Leon" - which she collaborated with Park Myeong-su, will hold a fan meeting in Seoul. The event will take place on Sept. 20 at the Ewha Women's University, Samsung Hall.

The starlet, known for her dedication and love for fans, announced the news via her Instagram account on Tuesday. "Fan meeting in September! It will be more entertaining than last year," she said below a photo of herself. Her label Loen Entertainment is set to put out more details about the event.

IU collaborated with TV personality Park for this year's" Infinite Challenge Music Festival. "The song "Leon," written and composed by IU for the event, has been dominating local music charts since its release on Aug. 22.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Singer IU made a surprise appearance at a band Hyukoh show on August 1.

During a low-key Hyukoh show held in a cafe located in Hongdae, IU surprised everyone by coming up to the stage without any notice.

During her appearance, she played the acoustic guitar and sang Lee Moon Sae‘s “Old Love.” She also performed a duet with Hyukoh’s frontman Oh Hyuk, singing the band’s hit song “Gondry.”

IU has previously voiced that she was a huge fan of the band, posting a picture of herself holding the band’s album to her Instagram account. They got acquainted recently as they both participated in “Infinity Challenge‘s” 2015 Music Festival.

Watch a short fan-taken video of IU and Oh Hyuk’s “Gondry” performance below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgIoc6N1ud4

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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On August 21, Kim Soo Hyun, Gong Hyo Jin, and IU were seen in Shanghai attending a promotional event for the drama “Producer.” Along with the actors, producer Pyo Min Soo, producer Seo Soo Min, and writer Park Ji Eun were also at the event.

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During this event, the actors were seen in two different concepts of clothes. Kim Soo Hyun was sleek and fresh in his two different suits, appearing in both a black and red checkered pattern.

Gong Hyo Jin kept her fashion chic and cool with two different high-waisted skirts and blouses. Lastly, IU flawlessly pulled off China’s national color, red, in both a dress and skirt.

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At the event, the “Kim Soo Hyun effect” was in full force as thousands of fans appeared at the event in hopes of getting a glance of the Hallyu superstar.
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On August 30 at 7 a.m., IU and Park Myung Soo‘s new track “Leon” ranked first place on Korean music charts including Genie, Naver Music, Olleh Music, Mnet, Monkey3, Soribada, and Bugs. The duo ranked first place on both the daily and real-time charts on nine different sites, achieving an “all-kill.”

The pair, who call themselves EU God-G Isn’t EU, first performed their song “Leon” at the “Infinity Challenge” 2015 music festival. Other groups who performed at the show are following the track on the charts. “Mapsosa” by HwangTaeG (Kwanghee and BIGBANG‘s Taeyang and G-Dragon) and “$ponsor“ by Eutteugeottasi (Haha and Zion.T) are also ranked high on music charts.

Meanwhile, other than the songs from “Infinity Challenge,” the tracks from “Show Me The Money 4” have also ranked on the music charts. Out of the songs from the competition, Song Mino and Taeyang’s “Fear” has been performing exceptionally well on the charts as it ranked third on Melon and has continuously been moving up and down on the charts.
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South Korea has been broadcasting its cross-border propaganda to North Korean amid high tension between the two nations since earlier this month when landmines went off in the DMZ and maimed soldiers on border patrol. The tension has gotten even higher after an exchange of fire this past Thursday.

The cross-border propaganda broadcasts from South Korea to the North have started again after a 11-year hiatus. They are generally deemed to be part of psychological warfare.

It became known on August 24 local time, that K-pop songs were being broadcast as part of the broadcast; namely IU‘s “Heart,” BIGBANG‘s “Bang Bang Bang,” Girls’ Generation‘s “Genie,” and veteran singer No Sa Yeon‘s “Meeting.”

The cross-border propaganda is broadcast about eight hours per day at 11 locations, but not all around the same time. News about South Korea’s progress and North Korea’s “true state” is also included in the broadcasts.

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Singer-actress IU and actor Lee Hyun Woo are the latest models for clothing brand Union Bay‘s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. The duo were also models for the brand’s spring collection earlier this year.

The Korean clothing brand released the pictures for the season’s collection via their official website on August 20. IU and Lee Hyun Woo sport various fall and winter items, at times wearing matching couple outfits.

Union Bay has also released a promotional video featuring Lee Hyun Woo, who shares tips on how to style fall jumpers.

Check out the pictures from the pictorial below, and watch Lee Hyun Woo’s promotional video here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5lx8pxkNwI

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IU will be focusing on filming commercials for the next little while.

IU successfully participated in the “2015 Infinity Challenge Music Festival” that took place in Pyeongchang on August 13.

She teamed up with Park Myung Soo for the festival, which will be shown on the upcoming episodes of the popular MBC variety show.

An acquaintance of IU told Star News on August 16, “IU will be spending most of her time until September on commercials. Due to her busy schedule, she has been behind on filming her commercials recently.”

Prior to the music festival, she appeared as one of the leads of KBS‘ drama “Producer.”

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Entertainer Park Myung Soo recently gave singer-actress IU a lot of praise via his radio show.

On his radio airing on August 16th, he was joined by artist Simon D who is currently experiencing a lot of success with his recently release solo album.

Park Myung Soo said, “Nowadays, IU is doing really well. IU is a musical genius. And on top of that, she’s beautiful. I’m really satisfied that she participated in ‘Infinite Challenge Music Festival.’ She even referred to me as seonsaengnim (sir),” with Simon D agreeing with his comments about the young female singer.

IU has gotten a lot of attention the past few months following her successful appearance as the nonchalant but lonely solo singer Cindy on the drama Producer, and recently participated in Infinite Challenge‘s bi-yearly music festival where netizens raved over the cute couple-like chemistry between G-Dragon and IU.

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On August 13th, one of Korea’s most popular variety shows Infinite Challenge held their bi-annual 2015 Infinite Challenge Music Festival at Pyeongchang.

Although G-Dragon and IU belonged to two different teams, the two along with comedian Park Myungsoo performed GD & Park Myungsoo‘s hit song “Having an Affair” from their previous event.

IU guested as the featured artist for the song and spectators who were at the event are going crazy over the chemistry between G-Dragon and IU.

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Oftentimes the casting of idols in dramas can lead to disgruntled fans as they harbor serious doubts about the acting abilities of some popular celebrities.

However, a recent post on Instiz shows that idols excel at acting too! The original author compiled a list of five successful actor-dols as listed below.

1. Jung Eunji – Sung Siwon

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“Prior to the drama’s airing, netizens called her out on being ‘too plain’ for the role of Sung Siwon. However, it was this very plainness that allowed her to play her role successfully as a student and woman giving birth.”

2. D.O – Han Kangwoo

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“After being casted comments that SM ruined a perfectly good line up of actors. Later on however, everyone began complimenting him saying that he is the best idol actor within SM.”
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Though IU and Park Myung Soo might seem like an unlikely pair, IU showed that her affection for her music partner is what makes them a great team.

On August 13, the duo took the second stage for the “2015 Infinity Challenge Music Festival” that was held at Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do.

Their song “Léon” is an EDM song that portrays how the wanderer Léon and Matilda become entangled in each other’s lives. For the performance, IU dresses like Matilda and mesmerizes the crowd with her short hair.

After the performance, Yoo Jae Suk asks if she would team up with Park Myung Soo again.

“Yes, I would team up with Park Myung Soo again,” she says without a second of doubt.

Park Myung Soo agrees with her response and comments, “Yes yes,” as well.

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J.Y. Park is finally catching a break in the ongoing plagiarism lawsuit filed against him. This issue has been going for several years now, and every time, the court had ruled against the producer, ordering him to pay composer Kim Shin Il for plagiarism.

However, in the final appeal that J.Y. Park's side filed to fight the previous court decisions, the Supreme Court has sided with the producer.

The Supreme Court found that a song from 2002 by an American singer also used the same kind of pattern that Kim Shin Il is accusing J.Y. Park of plagiarizing. Thus, they have overturned the previous court rulings and have sent the case back for retrial to the Seoul High Court.

For background information, this lawsuit began in 2011 after a plagiarism controversy arose involving IU's "Someday" from the 'Dream High 1' OST. "Someday" was found to possess a very similar chorus line to Ash's "To My Man", and as a result, its composer (Kim Shin Il) decided to sue producer J.Y. Park. Each previous rulings had sided in favor of Kim Shin Il, but now the previous decisions have been revoked and a retrial will take place.
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Netizens have taken to discussing the different rankings of female idols in the eyes of their female and male fans.

A post on Pann illustrates some of these differences by sharing photos of idols popular with men and those popular with women.

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“The type of faces that women become jealous of. They possess naturally striking features and generally tend to have a kind, puppy dog type of look. They are generally tall and possess a certain aura of purity and innocence. They are slim without appearing emaciated. Guys go crazy over girls like this.”
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Yoo In Na recently took a trip to Europe with her best friend IU and opened up about her time there as soon as she returned to her radio show “Yoo In Na’s Raise the Volume” on August 10.

One of the listeners asked, “Are Italian men really handsome? I’m debating whether to take my vacation there.” Then Yoo In Na replied, “In my eyes, Korean men are handsome. But do take a trip to Italy.”

She continued, “[IU and I] were in a car and we saw a really charming man with medium-length hair. The weather was really hot but he was wearing a khaki-colored trench coat. So I was just staring at him mesmerized but then IU asked me, “Isn’t he a homeless person?”

So I looked at him again and I saw that he wasn’t wearing any shoes. I’ve only heard that in Italy even homeless men are charming, but I found out it was true.”

Another listener asks, “Then you fell in love with a homeless guy?” and Yoo In Na said, “No. I like Korean men’s plain look. Italian people have that fiery look in their eyes, much like that of an actor. It was overwhelming, and I even felt like the person selling ice cream was going to ask...
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The chemistry on screen between the two main characters is an integral part of the success of a K-drama series. Sometimes the chemistry is less believable, resulting in a less-than-satisfying series.

Sometimes the chemistry is so believable that you find yourself googling whether the couple is dating in real life. When it's discovered they are not dating, it's difficult to believe because their acting was so natural and real.

In this list we look at 9 of our favorite on-screen couples we wish would get together in real life:

1. Kyrstal/Min Hyuk - Heirs

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f(x)'s Krystal and CNBlue's Min Hyuk were ridiculously adorable in Heirs. Their cutesy behavior and obvious affection were so believable it's hard to imagine that there is a world where they are not dating. They stole almost every scene they were in, which is saying a lot going up against the cast they were with.
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