‘Produce 101’ spin-off group plans debut
A new K-pop female act named I.B.I will release their first album in mid-August, according to an industry source.
The digital album will feature two songs, the source said
The five-member group consists entirely of participants from the survival audition program “Produce 101,” which aired early this year.
None were part of the 11 finalists, but all made it well into the show and were popular among fans.
Youn promotes his first foreign film in China
Actor Youn Jung-hoon participated in a Beijing event to promote his new American-Chinese film “Skiptrace” earlier this week.
His talent agency, 935 Entertainment, released several photos Friday from the event, which also featured co-stars Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville and Fan Bingbing.
The action comedy, which hit Chinese theaters Friday, revolves around a Hong Kong director tracking down a notorious villain with an American gambler. Youn plays a close aid of the villain.
Youn is a recognized actor in Korea who debuted in 1999. Some of his best-known dramas include “Mask” (2015), “East of Eden” (2008-09) and “Sad Love Story” (2005). “Skiptrace” marks the actor’s first non-Korean movie.
By Jin Min-ji