IMFACT‘s Ungjae was rushed to the hospital after suffering a shoulder injury while performing an aerobics stage at the 2018 Idol Star Athletic Championship (ISAC).
Reports of the accident first appeared on social media networks through fans who attended the event and were spectating it. 2018 has not aired yet and is still in the process being filmed. Only fans who were invited as spectators are able to see the events live before the airing.
NFINITE‘s past member, Hoya decided to not renew his contract with INFINITE following talks with his agency on August 27, 2017.
It has been nearly five months since his official departure and now INFINITE is gearing up for a comeback for the first time without Hoya. During their comeback showcase for their new album “Top Seed,” the remaining group members performed their new songs and talked about Hoya’s departure.
Dongwoo talked about how sudden the news was to him and how he managed through it and how he reacted the first time.
“I first heard about Hoya’s departure when I was at Sunggyu hyung’s house.
As soon as I heard the news, I cried for an hour while I was on the phone with Hoya.
All the members have different thoughts and aspirations and I respect his decision. Everyone has a path they want to choose.
Now that we’re 6 members, I feel like we’ve been through lots of hardships recently. All these emotions are included in our new upcoming album’s [songs].”
Speed 스피드; commonly stylized as SPEED) was a South Koreanboy group formed by MBK Entertainment (formerly known as Core Contents Media) in 2012. The group was formerly Coed School‘s male unit until they became an independent group in 2013. In late 2015, MBK Entertainment removed their profile page from the official website and it was reported that the group was disbanded.
All four of the SHINee members uploaded handwritten letters about Jonghyun‘s passing to their official Japanese website.
After a great deal of contemplation, the members have decided to proceed with their Japanese concert tour “SHINee WORLD THE BEST 2018 ~ FROM NOW ON”.
They carefully expressed their thoughts through letters written to fans.
“Hello, this is SHINee’s Onew.
I don’t know what to say first. I want to thank everyone who has supported our group constantly. I also want to apologize to our fans for making them worry as well.
I thought it was not possible. I thought we could not do the concerts. However, that’s when Jonghyun hyung’s mother said to never give up. She said that we are people who give hope to others, hope to people who are having trouble somewhere.
If I can give happiness, spread happiness, even if i’m a lacking individual… I decided that we had to do the concerts and I will work hard to do my best. I lack in a lot of ways but I will do everything I can within SHINee to show the best.
Even if the progress is hard, I will do my best to show you guys the best.
Jonghhyun will forever be a SHINee member in my heart and also in the fans’ hearts.
The fact that we will forever remember is something that will never change with me and you guys as well. I will work towards showing my best self in all SHINee’s future activities.
Thank you very much.”
“Hello, it’s SHINee Key.
Thanks to everyone who worried for me, I’m slowly trying to go back to my daily life.
There were times when I cried and my heart hurt because of all the memories I had with Jonghyun, but I want to try moving on by thinking he’s still with me.
I know everyone is hoping for SHINee to continue and I contemplated about it a lot. But I don’t think it’s right to wait until my heart is completely healed.
With everyone’s worries in mind, we have decided to proceed with our Japanese concert.
I’m sure Jonghyun would have wanted us to continue, and I think it’s important to keep our promise to our fans and put on a good performance.
This year marks our 10th anniversary since our debut.
Thank you for always supporting us and worrying about us.
We will pay you back with a stage fit for SHINee.
I love you and thank you.”
“Hello this is SHINee’s Minho.
The members have thought long and hard individually on the topic of SHINee’s Japanese concert and we have come to a careful consensus.
I am writing this letter to deliver my thoughts carefully and calmly. Even as I am writing these words many feelings and thoughts cross my mind but I will attempt to deliver my feelings as carefully as possible.
I am sure there will be those who are happy with our decisions as well as those who worry for us. I do not know what the correct course of action truly is but I choose to believe what I am doing is right and plan to keep our promise to everyone.
I believe that the moments we shared with our fans and the staff are the most precious and happiest memories SHINee has and that it is simply irreplaceable.
Nothing can replace Jonghyun and we worry that our stage may not be complete without him but I believe he will be there with us whenever we stand on stage before all of you. And I will sincerely put all of my heart into preparing for our stage.
As Jonghyun and the rest of us have promised, we will remember that you were there for us whenever we felt weak and wanted to run away and we will continue to sing for you. The amount of pain we have to bear is more than anyone can imagine but I believe you will give us strength to work through this all.
We will be thankful for all of those moments and continue to perform for our fans and Jonghyun with all of our hearts. I think we will get through this cold winter thanks to the warmth of your support and cheer. Thank you.”
“Hello this is SHINee’s Taemin.
To be honest, I wasn’t confident about the concert at first. However, I wanted to keep the promises I made to our fans and I wanted to be with SHINee even in the far future.
I looked back at all the times where I was the happiest and most at peace. I realized those times were when I was with the members and the fans. This thought made me fall in love with SHINee and the members even more. So much so that I did not want to give it up.
I know what the future holds in store for us will not be easy. But I will do my best to make sure SHINee is not forgotten, that it shines that much more. The members and the fans have given me so many beautiful memories and I will be thankful in guarding those memories.
I want us to be loved as SHINee and I want to get up on that stage confidently to show Jonghyun who will be watching us from above.
I am sorry to have concerned all our fans. Please watch us carry on. Take care of yourselves in the cold and happy new year.”
Han Areum, a former member of T-ARA, revealed that she’s in a relationship with rookie actor Lee Seung Jae through Instagram!
She uploaded a photo of Seung Jae cuddling her face so lovingly. She added a loving comment to her beau as she explained how dependable he’s been through 2017, and what she hopes for in their relationship for years to come.
“We faced a lot of obstacles because we met in 2017, and I had to face one of the biggest challenges in my life. During filming, I had no one to depend on.
But you were always there for me, giving me strength, getting angry for me, and just being on my side until the very end. So thank you.
I’ll work hard so I can become the woman to make you happy as well. Thanks for being born.”
After leaving the set of MIXNINE on December 31, Fave Entertainment trainee Lee Sujin was involved in a car accident.
Lee Sujin, two of the other Fave Entertainment trainees, and a manager, were involved in the accident with the vehicle directly in front of them.
Although everyone was wearing their seatbelts, Lee Sujin suffered damage to her stomach and received emergency treatment. According to the agency, she is currently being hospitalized and is slowly recovering.
“Due to her injuries from the car accident and based on the opinions of the doctors, her family, and Lee Sujin herself, we (after much discussion with the staff of MIXNINE) have decided that she will be leaving the show permanently.”
On January 4, Kim Jaejoong shared a photo with Sandara Park from what appears to be a recent BIGBANG concert they attended. He wrote in the caption, “jj x dara I’m seeing you for the first time in 10 years!”
Male idol group K’Pop debuted in January 2001 with a self-titled album. While they were relatively unknown, they did release two more within the next two years. Their last album Memories was released in September 2004.
According to reports, two of the K’Pop members were in a romantic relationship with each other until one of the two cheated with a male idol from a different idol group. His partner discovered the infidelity and assaulted him.
The group consisted of five members, Donghwa, Jumin, Young One, U-Bin, and Woohyun.
T-ARA‘s Hyomin shared an Instagram posting about the recent decision to part ways from the agency. Hyomin also revealed her plans to stay with the other remaining members of T-ARA (Eunjung, Jiyeon and Qri) in hopes to sign with another label soon.
“It’s been a while since I’m saying hello to you all, and it’s the new year. Hope all of you are doing well. At the end of last year, we decided to part ways with our agency of 10 years. Don’t worry though. I can’t tell you any details as of now, but the members will be together in the future no matter what.
For the first time in a while, the members are taking time off for themselves and relaxing. We’ve decided to sincerely think about how we can make a space to meet our fans in the future. Of course, we plan to personally meet our fans often as possible too.
From the moment when I started, I received so much love from the fans, and when I was younger, I thought it was just the way it was. Then now, I already know that I will not get as much support as I started with, but I am so thankful for all the valuable lessons I have learned from all those years. I’m excited thinking of a new start, but it’s also true that there are things I’m careful about after leaving my company of 10 years. It feels like I’ve broken up with a lover, and I’m scared to start a new love right after. Although it’s not the end with my fans, I want to say that I’m sincerely thankful to you for giving me extensive support for 10 years. Also, you all went through a lot! I’ll be back with better news in near future, so our fans do not need to worry too much. I hope you all of your wishes come true in 2018 and Happy New Year!”
This girl group were deemed to racy to perform on public broadcast, especially after multiple wardrobe “malfunctions”, and sexually controversial videos were released to the public.
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In 2013, rookie girl group “Naked Girls” attempted to make their debut with an extremely sexualized concept. The three member group, signed under the label “Naked Entertainment” originally started as a performance group with a pop theme.