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A past franchisee of Korean fried chicken chain 'Mexicana' has sent a personal letter to IU, who is currently an advertising model for the brand, beseeching the singer to "confirm the 'influence' (quality) of the chicken."

On November 3, Lee Heung Mook, who used to run a 'Mexicana' chicken franchise restaurant in the Dongdaemun District up until 2013, gathered ten people to demonstrate in front of Loen Entertainment's headquarters denouncing the quality of 'Mexicana' chicken and delivered IU a handwritten letter.

In said letter, Lee claimed, "I deliver this letter to IU in the hopes of informing...
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It has just been confirmed that IU will be starring opposite actor Lee Joonki in a new drama.

Entitled "Scarlet Heart", the new drama is the Korean version of a famous Chinese television series, which in turn was based on a book of the same title.

The drama is a romantic fantasy in which a 21st century woman is sent back to a historical time period and is forced to adjust to a comparatively primative lifestyle.

The Chinese version of the drama was immensely popular all over Asia, resulting in high anticipation for the Korean version.

According to the Korean media, the new drama starring IU and Lee Joonki is roughly scheduled to air in the second half of 2016, so stay tuned to moonROK for more details on the singer's new drama.

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With the scandal revolving around IU’s alleged lolita concept in “Zeze,” netizens have revisited a previous statement by T-ARA’s Jiyeon for comparison.

After netizens made initial compilations of the alleged sexual, lolita concept in the solo artist’s latest comeback, agency LOEN Tree has recently filed a lawsuit against 82 malicious commenters who spread false rumors as well as inappropriately edited photos of the singer.

In light of this, netizens have brought back old screencaps of the girl group member from an interview following the infamous “bullying scandal.” The initial...
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IU has proved that she’s a saint, as she even smiles through her music festival partner Park Myung Soo’s deadly farts.

On August 8′s episode of MBC’s “Infinity Challenge,” the members and their musician partners get together to determine what order they’ll be performing in at their upcoming music festival.

While Yoo Jae Suk is talking away, Kwanghee says he smells something awful and exposes Park Myung Soo for farting. Though IU also seems to have noticed her partner’s accident, she keeps on smiling and stays quiet.

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“He’s taking a few step backwards because IU is here,”...
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Sometimes when words fail you, it's easy to explain your favorite K-Pop idol to your friends as the "Korean version" of a global, American pop star. But ever wonder what your favorite K-Pop idol would actually be like if they competed in the music industry across the world?

Here are our guesses! 10 K-Pop stars and their American counterparts, let's go.

Hyorin/Ailee ≈ Beyonce

We've heard this comparison many times before. Both Hyorin and Ailee have been heralded across the Korean media for being the 'Korean Beyonce,' and not without good reason. Equipped with amazing vocal talent and a sense...
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Singer IU is currently gaining attention for the dress she wore to an awards ceremony last month.

After actress Kang So Ra was put into the spotlight for wearing an affordable dress from H&M to the 2014 MAMA ceremony on December 3, it has belatedly been revealed that IU’s dress worn to the 2014 Melon Music Awards (MMA) costs even less!

From the same brand as Kang So Ra’s off-the-shoulder blue lace dress that costs 39,000 KRW (approximately $35 USD), IU’s floral-print chiffon dress costs 35,000 KRW (approximately $31 USD).

Last month, on November 13, IU made her appearance at the 2014...
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A day after the leads of soon-to-start-filming period K-drama Moon Lovers confirmed final casting in Lee Jun Ki and IU, now the rest of the cast is also locked down and more importantly got specific character assignments. This is good news even if fans of the original work in novel and C-drama Bu Bu Jing Xin have issues with the K-version casting, at least there is more certainty around the proceedings now. First off, the K-drama name is going to be Bobogyungsim: Ryeo, which adds the word Splendor behind the Chinese title of Bu Bu Jing Xin, so not sure why the English version is Moon Lovers....
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In light of the recent controversies that have arisen with regards to IU’s recent album Chat-shire and track “Zeze,” netizens have continued to put together a case showing her lolita concept is true.

Although both IU and the book’s publisher have both responded to initial accusations, netizens have put together a more comprehensive series of images detailing the heavy lolita themes in the song.

https://youtu.be/zfRs5hJuh98

Find out what Netizens had to say about this article below!
Take a look at their screencaps below:
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Zeze is depicted as a pin-up girl. Additionally, the flower which...
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Solo singer IU is known in the industry for having an incredible voice as well as a cute and charming personality.

And while the LOEN Entertainment singer has been known for her innocent image, she recently showed that she has a sexy side as well by shooting a hot pictorial with magazine GQ.

Donning a black tank top and matching shorts, IU showed that she can definitely pull of a sexy concept as well, wowing fans with her new mature look.

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IU has been promoted from policeman to senior police officer, and an honorary corporate promotion ceremony was held in for her! Here’s some photos from the ceremony.

Congratulation to IU on the promotion!! She certainly is a role model for all generations! We hope you enjoy these 8 Photos Of IU The Senior Police Officer!

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The best way to end the year is to spend it with your loved ones. And that's exactly what close friends Sulli and IU did on New Year's Eve!

Sulli posted a selca of the two smiling together with the caption, "Spending the last day of 2015 with the person I love."

They're so cute and we love their '93-line friendship.

{A/N: allkpop is wrong about Sulli's 93 line}

https://www.instagram.com/p/_9dQ1FREVO/

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A member of IU's boyfriend Jang Ki Ha's band, Jang Kiha and the Faces, by the name of Jung Joong Yeop made a cute update on his Instagram!

The bassist posted on November 2 a picture of IU's new album, 'CHAT-SHIRE,' and wrote, "Kiha gave me this saying, 'It's a present.' When I saw this, I felt against my better judgment that it was worthwhile to do music."

The album picture shows IU's writing, which says, "Joong Yeop oppa. Please enjoy listening to this! I am supporting you!" So cute.

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IU and Yoo In Na are like sisters, supporting each other on and off camera.

On June 26, fashion designer Go Tae Yong posted a picture on his Instagram with the caption, “Chef Lee Won Il’s Dear Bread along with IU and In Na. What are the four of us doing? Please take care of my refrigerator? This week is the finale for the ‘Producer’ special and ‘Fashion King!’”

In the image, IU can be seen visiting Yoo In Na on the set of “Fashion King.” The two look like sisters, both radiantly beautiful and seemingly close.

Designer Go Tae Yong and Yoo In Na have been working together on “Fashion...
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miss A’s Suzy is known for her drawing skills and this time she drew her best friend IU.

She recently posted a couple of sketches on her Instagram, and on one of them she wrote, “It looks like IU. It’s Cindy.”

Using just a pen and couple of colored pencils, Suzy shows off her talent in art as she manages to express IU’s features quite well, like her eyes, nose, red lips, and even the mole on her cheek!

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Check out her other sketches below!

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A shocking yet hilarious incident happened during October 10′s M!Countdown. IU got locked up in her dressing room! The singer was in her dressing room backstage with the door locked when suddenly the doorknob fell off.

A representative from LOEN Entertainment tweeted this incident and also posted a picture of people trying to fix the door and get IU out of the room. Luckily it didn’t take too long to get IU out of it and she managed to perform well in M!Countdown.

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These celebrities have found ways to make millions of dollars, and not just from their K-pop fame. Find out how they’ve made it to the top!

These K-Pop Idols are the biggest ballers in music industry, owning houses worth 25 Million dollars, Lamborghinis, and owning their own businesses… check out who they are in this list of 10 Highest Paid Korean Idols!

10. Rain
Jung Ji Hoon hasn't been heard of much lately because he is filming in California, but he is still collecting huge royalties. We will be seeing more of him soon.

9. JYJ
The trio is set to release a new album this year called "Just Us."...
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"Ha-yi sil-jong," or the 'no-pants' fashion, can be literally defined as "missing bottoms," which kinda sounds like a crazy epidemic. And it might as well be one because many of our favorite female idols will, at one point in their idol career, go through a phase of wearing something so short on the bottom and wearing a shirt that covers the bottom, looking pants-less.

But it's really not as bad as it seems! Some of our female idols can totally rock the look with ease and without looking like they are intentionally trying to show some skin. Here are our top 10 female idols who can pull of the...
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Solo artist IU and Yoo Hee Yeol recently attended the event for Sony Korea’s MDR launch, where the two posed for the media as they promoted the headphones.
The MDR-Z7 is Sony‘s latest release, and is characterized as utilizing “high-resolution audio” technology, and in addition to superior sound quality, also boasts a 70㎜ diameter diaphragm, as opposed to the standard 40㎜. The diaphragm is said to be composed of aluminum-coated liquid crystal polymers, and the body is made of metal. The MDR-Z7 is priced at 699,000 Won, which is approximately $655.

The use of idols to promote products isn’t remotely new, but netizens have been reacting very positively to IU’s endorsement for Sony’s MDR-Z7. Does an endorsement from your favorite idol mean anything to you?
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)...
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Singer IU will reportedly embark on a tour in China this summer!

According to a Chinese media outlet, IU will take up her 'Good Day in China' tour beginning in July, visiting Guangzhou, Changsha, Nanjing, Chongqing, Wuhan, Qingdao, and Shenzhen.

IU will be spending time with fans through over 10 of her hit songs as well a couple of songs in Chinese for her fans in China.

Stay tuned for more details!

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