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Posted: Thursday April 19, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. PST
Updated: Wednesday May 30, 2012 @ 12:27 p.m. PST
The longest running K-pop idol group in history, Shinhwa, recently topped a music chart, beating much younger idol groups. Debuted in 1998 with six members, the group is making a legend as their team name suggests. Shinhwa means the Korean word for myth or legend.
On the episode of Mnet’s M!Countdown that aired on April 19, the six-member group ranked first with the single “Venus” from their tenth album Return.
The legendary group demonstrated the return of the king by ranking first toppling the formidable younger groups including SHINee, Busker Busker, and 4MINUTE.
The six members cried out of happiness for being on top after a four-year hiatus. Their loyal fans also swooned over the long awaited pleasure.
The long-running group gave a fantastic performance although there was an injured member in order to pay the reward to their faithful, ardent fans. Then, the six members attributed their success to their dear fans and promised to keep doing their best.
Getting ready to appeal to Asian fans, Shinhwa is to start an Asian tour with the kick-off in Shanghai on April 30.
Here are the first photos of the 24-year-old Colombian hooker whose encounter with Secret Service agents caused the biggest sex scandal in agency history.
The single mom, who has only been identified as Dania, said she was stiffed by cheap agents who only wanted to pay her just $30, not the $80 she had asked.
“I tell him, ‘Baby, my cash money,” the woman was quoted by The New York Times.
One of the agents, she said, cursed at her and tossed her out of the hotel.
The hooker said she agreed to $250, the amount she gives her pimp. and the agent only forked over $225.
The photo comes as it was revealed this morning that the agents did their own sexy advance work — booking a hotel party space for prostitutes in Colombia before hitting the town to scout local pros, according to a new report.
President Obama’s men made reservations for a party room, big enough to hold 30 people, at at the Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, and then hit a local brothel, ABC News reported today.
The boom-boom room bombshell shows that disgraced agents were getting the lay of the land, in advance to long night of fun.
After booking hotel party space, Secret Service Agents and military aides — tasked with advance work for Obama’s trip to Colombia — visited the “Pley Club” where they pounded top-shelf whiskey and enjoyed sexual services from working gals, ABC reported.
The men reportedly brought Pley Club hookers and other ladies of the night, picked up at other hot spots around town, back to Hotel Caribe.
That’s where at least one of the ladies and American Johns bickered over her payment, leading to police to his hotel room and blowing the lid off the agents’ naughty night.
At least three Secret Service agents have lost their jobs over the embarrassing incident.
Meanwhile, the Secret Service is moving quickly to quell the prostitution scandal.
“It’s certainly not over,” said Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Secret Service.
The Secret Service did not identify the agents being forced out or eight others who remain on administrative leave. In a statement, the service said one supervisor was allowed to retire, and another will be fired for cause.
A third employee, who was not a supervisor, has resigned.
The two supervisors are in the agency’s uniformed division; one is a sergeant, according to a person familiar with Secret Service operations and refused to be identified because he was not authorized to discuss the matter.
The team under investigation includes members of the agency’s “jump teams,” which are sent to sites ahead of the president’s arrival to set up security. Others involved are on counter-assault and counter-sniper teams. The majority of those involved are believed to be based in the Washington area.
Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has offered the agents under investigation the opportunity to take a polygraph test, though the agents can refuse.
The agents were implicated in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that also involved about 10 military service members and as many as 20 women. All the Secret Service workers who were involved had their security clearances revoked.
The scandal erupted last week after 11 Secret Service agents were sent home from Cartagena, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, after a night of partying that reportedly ended with at least some of them bringing prostitutes back to their hotel. The special agents and uniformed officers were in Colombia in advance of Obama’s arrival for the Summit of the Americas.
Actress Meisa Kuroki, 23, has officially announced that she is pregnant. The announcement was made on her blog on Sunday, several weeks after it was widely reported by media.
Kuroki, who was rumored to be pregnant when she married singer Akanishi Jin, 27, back in February, told fans, “I’m finally able to officially announce that I am four months pregnant.” She went on to apologize for the delay in the announcement.
Both Kuroki and Akanishi publicly denied their relationship and failed to confirm widespread reports that Kuroki was pregnant at the time of their marriage.
“Right now, I feel mentally and physically well. I’m happy and grateful to have been blessed with a child,” she wrote.
Kuroki’s agency has announced that she is to appear in the play, “Miyazawa Kenji ga Tsutaeru Koto,” on May 12-13 at Setagaya Public Theater, before going on maternity leave. She reportedly plans to return to work sometime after giving birth.