Watch: Kang Daniel, Eunhyuk, B1A4 Members, And More Continue 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge

More celebrities have joined in on the 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge! Over the past couple of days, more stars shared videos of themselves doing the challenge or posted photos of their donations for the construction of Korea’s first hospital for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) patients. VICTON’s Subin was tagged by Stray Kids’ Han. He went to […]

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Ha Sung Woon And Noh Tae Hyun’s Agency Announces Plans To Take Legal Action Against Malicious Commenters

Star Crew, the agency of Ha Sung Woon and Noh Tae Hyun, has announced their plans to take legal action against malicious commenters. On June 4, Star Crew posted a message on HOTSHOT’s official fancafe, saying, “We have been continuing to monitor the spreading of false information, personal attacks as well as defamation on social media […]

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HOTSHOT Donates Together With Their Fans To Children’s Foundation

HOTSHOT recently spent some meaningful time with their fans! On May 31, HOTSHOT’s Yoonsan, Junhyuk, and Timoteo made a donation to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation in support of medical treatment for young patients. In order to raise money for donations, HOTSHOT had sold some of their personal items in a special event on their fan […]

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HOTSHOT Reflects On And Talks About Effects Of Appearing On “The Unit” And “Produce 101”

HOTSHOT members Hojung, Timoteo, Yoon San, and Junhyuk recently participated in a pictorial and interview for magazine bnt International, where they shared their thoughts on their group’s participation in idol survival programs.

HOTSHOT is a six-member boy group that debuted in 2014 under Star Crew Entertainment (when it was known as K.O Sound). The group consists of leader Junhyuk, Ha Sung Woon, Noh Tae Hyun, Hojung, Yoon San, and Timoteo.

Timoteo and Hojung recently participated in KBS’s idol rebooting program “The Unit.” At the end of their six-month journey, Hojung made it to the final nine-membered male group and will now be the third HOTSHOT member to promote in a project group this year. Fellow members Ha Sung Woon and Noh Tae Hyun are currently promoting with Wanna One and JBJ, respectively.

When asked about participating on “The Unit” and coming in tenth place, Timoteo said, “It would be a lie to say I’m not disappointed, but I tried my best so I have no regrets. I’m still dealing with the pain. My heart hurts because I didn’t become a final member, but time will heal it.”

He continued, “To be honest, when we got the offer to appear on the show through our agency, I contemplated for over a month. I hesitated and wondered about what I could show before I made the difficult decision. But now that I think about it, I would’ve really regretted it if I didn’t go on it. After the final ranking, Hojung ran to me and cried, and it felt like I was sending my child off to college. I trust that he will do well for the both of us.”

Although he didn’t place in the top nine, Timoteo says he still gained something valuable. He revealed, “The biggest feat was being able to make our name HOTSHOT more known at least one more time. I was always referred to as ‘Taemin’s friend’ or ‘Ha Sung Woon’s member’ more than by my own name, but I am happy I was able to make my name more well-known to the public through this opportunity.”

He continued, “‘The Unit’ was a program where I really devoted all of my passion. Because I did everything I could, I feel relieved despite the outcome. I will remember it as the best thing I did in my 20s,” and said he wouldn’t be able to put a price on his six-month experience on the show.

Timoteo also mentioned his best friend, SHINee member, and “The Unit” mentor Taemin. He said, “He came from far away to cheer me on when it wasn’t even a day for filming. It gave me a lot of strength. I was grateful that he gave me lots of advice as a senior artist while I was on ‘The Unit.’”

Hojung went to an arts high school, was casted while walking on the streets, and debuted through HOTSHOT. As the group’s hiatus continued to stretch on, he began to feel more lost when he got the offer to appear on “The Unit.” Hojung decided to participate without a moment’s hesitation.

On placing third in the finale and securing himself a spot on the debut project group, Hojung said, “I didn’t expect the results at all. The moment I got called as third place, I had mixed emotions. I will work harder for HOTSHOT.”

Hojung added that he had one small regret while appearing on “The Unit” and revealed, “To tell the truth, I’m less attractive when I open my mouth, so I tried not to be talkative. Perhaps because of that, I didn’t get a lot of screen time, so I felt a bit of regret.”

Timoteo chose Boyfriend’s Donghyun as his biggest competitor on the show and expressed wanting to resemble the relaxed vibes of the veteran singer. Hojung and Timoteo also denied having any flings with female contestants and explained, “There were absolutely none. We came to work on separate days and stayed on different floors, so there were barely any moments for us to run into each other.”

Member Junhyuk commented on “The Unit” results and said, “I wanted them to do well and also felt regret at the same time. I personally went to the live finale to cheer them on, but it felt weird to see my members standing on stage with the members of other groups. To be honest, I was a bit sad. However, I know that ‘The Unit’ was a good opportunity for the individual members and for HOTSHOT, so I hope Hojung will work hard for all of our behalf.”

Junhyuk also revealed an exciting update on his music and said, “There will soon be an opportunity for me to release my self-composed tracks.”

The HOTSHOT leader has an uncanny resemblance to actor Ryu Ju Yeol. When the interviewer told him this, he laughed and said, “I think I hear that more than three times a week. I even think we look alike. Personally, I really like it.”

Yoonsan is well-known for his Chanel internship experience and knowledge of four foreign languages. He explained, “When I was in school, my teacher was a Chanel designer. I was just a lowly staff assistant who helped them.”

On his foreign language skills, he said, “I naturally learned them while living abroad when I was young. Now that I don’t use them often, my skills aren’t what they used to be.”

HOTSHOT concluded the interview by revealing some of their habits. Hojung said, “I have a habit of touching the end of the pillow while I’m sleeping. They say it’s because of a lack of affection, but I’m not too sure. It just helps my peace of mind.”

Junhyuk said, “It’s not really a habit, but I go to Lotte World Mall often. It’s near our dorm, so I enjoy people watching and eye shopping.” Timoteo revealed, “The members like to drink together often, but my body can’t tolerate alcohol very well, so I only drink a glass of beer.”

When asked to give words of encouragement to Ha Sung Woon and Noh Tae Hyun who are currently promoting with their project groups, the HOTSHOT members stated, “They’re very skilled members, so we’re not worried. They know how much we are cheering for them even if we don’t say it out loud.”

Check out more photos of HOTSHOT from the pictorial below!

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HOTSHOT’s Timoteo Talks About His Close Group Of Friends And Getting To Know Ji Hansol On “The Unit”

HOTSHOT’s Timoteo recently opened up about his budding friendship with Ji Hansol on “The Unit,” as well as his close group of friends who are affectionately called “Friendship Parkas” by fans.

During “The Unit,” Timoteo had the opportunity to become friends with many other idols, but he spent much of his time with NewKidd’s Ji Hansol. He said, “Though we were both once SM Entertainment trainees, we didn’t actually have any interactions back then. Kai is the one who introduced us to each other later on because he felt like Hansol and I were in similar situations. I heard that he had been active as a dancer for a while, and we ended up on ‘The Unit’ together. Hansol is very cute and is like a baby sometimes.”

Timoteo also looked back on an emotional moment in the show, when SHINee’s Taemin had broken down in tears after seeing his close friend auditioning for the show. Saying that his friend’s tears had been a source of motivation for him, Timoteo shared that he had spoken to Taemin right after the audition. He said, “Instead of saying sweet and empty words of encouragement, he gave me realistic advice like ‘You have to do better,’ and ‘You’ve trained for a long time, so you have to do well.’ His words pushed me to work even harder to do better.”

Not only did Timoteo receive the support of Taemin, but his entire group of close friends as well. HOTSHOT’s Timoteo, SHINee’s Taemin, EXO’s Kai, HOTSHOT and Wanna One’s Ha Sung Woon, BTS’s Jimin, and their non-celebrity friend Kwon Ho are well-known for their tight friendship and are often called “Friendship Parkas.” This is because they ordered parkas with a customized logo on them that signifies their friendship. Timoteo noted that it was a name given to them by fans, as they didn’t have an official name for their friendship.

He shared, “There are a lot of people who think that because we’re all famous, we probably do unusual or extravagant things together when we hang out. But none of us really drink, so we just go out for coffee together, check out good restaurants, and chat. Sometimes, we stay home and play games together. We’re all pretty introverted, and we like to form a few, deep friendships.”

Timoteo continued on to say, “None of us really treat each other like celebrities, we’re just a group of friends. I think the moment you start seeing your friend as a celebrity, you start building a wall between the two of you. We’ve been friends for over ten years, and now we’re more like family. It never feels awkward, even if we’re meeting up for the first time in a while. We plan to go traveling together when we have the time.”

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HOTSHOT’s Timoteo Talks About Members Promoting In Separate Groups

On February 19, HOTSHOT’s Timoteo held an interview following the conclusion of KBS’s idol rebooting project, “The Unit,” where he talked about his fellow HOTSHOT members and how he felt about them promoting in separate groups.

Timoteo shared that he learnt a lot from Ha Sung Woon and Noh Tae Hyun’s appearance in “Produce 101 Season 2,” and said, “It wasn’t like I studied the show that the two [Ha Sung Woon and Noh Tae Hyun] appeared in, but I focused and didn’t miss a single episode. It really helped.”

He continued, “I referred to ‘Produce 101 Season 2’ a lot. For the first mission where we had to make our own teams, I knew how to put a good team together. For the self-producing mission, it was really a mission where we had to make something out of nothing. There were a lot of unexpected situations, so I tried to keep myself together. I thought of Tae Hyun at the time and made the team.” Timoteo explained that he imagined his teammates were his members, and how they had taken the lead when they had practiced together. He commented, “The viewers enjoyed that, and so I tried to challenge myself further. If there was something for someone to volunteer and do, I raised my hand and did it no matter what.”

Currently, Ha Sung Woon is promoting with Wanna One, Noh Tae Hyun is a part of JBJ, and Go Hojung will be a part of Unit B. On their separate promotions, he shared, “I’m glad they got chosen as members. It worked out in the end. I’m proud of them. I think the experience of not being successful was useful and made us closer. The things we couldn’t say in the past, such as things we didn’t want to say in case we fought and got sensitive, I think we can actually say them now, since we are all more experienced.”

Throughout “The Unit,” Timoteo consistently ranked high during the missions as well as the rankings, and even reach No. 1 for a few weeks. However, he was ranked No. 10 in the finale, which was one rank behind what he needed to join the final nine-member Unit B.

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K-Pop Stars Share Their 2018 Lunar New Year Greetings

Lunar New Year (also known as Seollal) is one of the most significant traditional Korean holidays. The celebration lasts three days: the day before Korean New Year day, Korean New Year day itself, and the day after Korean New Year day.

This year February 16 is Korean New Year day itself and K-pop stars did not forget to relay their well wishes to fans. Check out their greetings below!

RAINZ

BTS

DreamCatcher

TRCNG

Kriesha Chu

Apink


B.A.P

Plan A Entertainment

SONAMOO

GB9

HOTSHOT

EXO

TVXQ

fromis_9

JBJ

ASTRO

PRISTIN

SEVENTEEN

NU’EST W

BLACKPINK

Happy Lunar New Year!