Monthly Archives: January 2015

John Lenzie Creech, 42, Charged With Murder of Former Fox Exec Gavin Smith

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Source:yahoo.com

Posted: Thursday January 29, 2015 @ 8:44 p.m PST

 

The convicted drug dealer who has long been a suspect in the death of former 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith has been charged with murder in the case, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

John Lenzie Creech, 42, will be arraigned Monday. He could receive an additional 25 years in state prison if convicted.

 

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Lee Min Ho and Kim Jisoo

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Source:Koreaboo – StarNews

Media:Koreaboo – StarNews

Posted: Thursday January 29, 2015 6:21 p.m PST

 

Samsonite takes you behind-the-scenes from Lee Min Ho and YG Entertainment trainee Kim Jisoo’s recent shoot through a new set of photos. 

On January 29th, Samsonite unveiled unpublished photos taken from their recent pictorial and CF shoot which highlighted Lee Minho and Kim Jisoo’s unlikely chemistry for their Spring/Summer campaign. The two aroused admiration from the production staff for their professional attitude on set, appearing charismatic and friendly despite the serious mood conceptualised for the brand.

Despite Kim Jisoo’s rookie status in the modelling industry compared to Lee Min Ho’s vast experience, the two were further dubbed as the CF couple with superior visuals.

Meanwhile, Kim Jisoo is currently preparing for her debut under YG Entertainment’s upcoming girl groups, but has gained a larger fan base through her participation Epik High’s music videos for “Spoiler” and “Happen Ending” as well as HI SUHYUN’s “I’m Different.”

Lee Minho and Kim Jisoo for Samsonite

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Shin Hae Chul {Korean Rock Star} Mystery Death

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Source:Koreaboo –  Daily Sports News

Media:Koreaboo –  Daily Sports News

Posted: Thursday January 29, 2015 @ 4:55 p.m PST

 

The death of the famed Korean rock star, Shin Hae Chul, shocked the entire nation in September of 2014. While sadness swept the public, the truth behind his death is still unknown. 

Questions about medical malpractice arose after Shin Hae Chul’s death. Even though numerous days had passed since the incident, the truth is still unknown and the police are still investigating. The police revealed, “There were vast amounts of data to be investigated, causing the progression of the case to slow. We will attempt to get everything ready for the prosecution by end of this week.

The responsible police department has been investigating after Shin Hae Chul’s wife questioned the medical surgery (intestinal stenosis) Shin Hae Chul had received in Seoul. The investigation took longer especially while receiving and processing the information about the body.

The respective department and the Korean Doctors’ Association stated, “It is hard to decide that an accident had occurred during surgery just because a hole was in his small intestine and the pericardial sac.

However, the two parties both admitted the fact that the surgery took place and that there was very limited response from the hospital about the holes in Shin Hae Chul’s organs. Shin Hae Chul’s agency stated that the two parties have helped confirm the mistakes made by the hospital and the surgeon. But, there were a few differences between the reported data and the data the agency had collected.

Shin Hae Chul had had surgery back in October 2014. Afterwards, he was hospitalized and released twice until finally collapsing from a heart attack after going to the hospital a third time. An emergency operation took place right after his collapse, however, Shin Hae Chul was unable to recover and passed away due to brain damage caused by lack of oxygen.

Shin Hae Chul

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Mikey of Turbo Returned Back To The United States

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Source:Koreaboo – Ilgan Sports

Media:Koreaboo – Ilgan Sports

Posted: Thursday January 29, 2015 @ 4:30 p.m PST

 

Fans say goodbye to Mikey of Turbo who returned back to the United States on the 29th (KST). He recently came back to Korea for a week long activity.

Although a week long comeback leaves much regret to many fans and Mikey himself, he promises that he will not be gone forever.

According to Turbo, “Mikey is leaving today. After television broadcasts and fan meetings, he spent some time meeting up with his old friends. Once he goes back to America, he will begin to work in the insurance field. Now is not the time and place to resume in the entertainment industry, however, it is known that Mikey and Kim Jong Kook have discussed about their future plans as well.”

Recently, Kim Jong Kook and Mikey have reappeared as Turbo on SBSInkigayo‘s 800th episode. Kim Jung Nam joined the two to hold a fan meet at a coffee shop nearby. They had an hour long chat about their lives since Turbo and even discussed their future plans with the fans.

Kim Jong Kook has expressed his gratitude regarding Turbo’s recent activities saying, “I was happy to be with Jung Nam hyung once again through Infinite Challenge – TOTOGA. As hyung received much love, it also reminded me of another member of Turbo, Mikey. I am happy to perform ‘December’ with Mikey for the 800th special episode.” 

Meanwhile, Turbo’s old hits, including, “My Childhood Dream,” “Love Is,” “White Love,” “Twister King,” and more made it up to the higher ranks on the music charts.

Turbo

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Park Tae Hwan {Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer} Fails Doping Test “Hospital Under Investigation”

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Source:Koreaboo – Top Star News

Media:Koreaboo – Top Star News

Posted:Tuesday January 27, 2015 @ 4:08 a.m PST

 

South Korean Olympic gold medalist swimmer Park Tae Hwan has failed his doping test. However, his management has attributed it to “an illegal injection made by a local doctor.”

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced on January 26th that the swimmer had tested positive for doping while Park’s representation has explained the situation.

According to his management, “Park received a free chiropractic treatment about two months before the Asian Games where he also received the shot. Prior to the injection, Park repeatedly asked about the contents of the shot and if it contained illegal substances. The doctor assured him that there would be no problem. However, it turns out that the shot contained an illegal substance which lead to this positive test.

As to Park’s current state, “He is more shocked than anyone,” with his management also  stating that “he had even avoided taking cold medicine to prevent any possible false-positives on the doping test.

His management continued by saying, “Park Tae Hwan has been a world class swimmer for 10 years… Our legal team is currently determining the reason and the purpose that this hospital administered this illegal substance and we are prepared to hold the hospital accountable and liable both civilly and criminally.

The timing of the maltreatment and the positive doping test comes coincidentally right before the important Asian Games for which Park was named captain; this has led to some calling out the injustice and unfairness of the maltreatment. In addition, this news was surprising since Park had taken the doping test several times for the Incheon Asian Games which returned with no problems.

Currently, Park’s management and the prosecution have initiated an investigation into the hospital.

Park Tae Hwan

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K-Pop 28 Most Disastrous Wardrobe Malfunctions {Yeo Minjung & More}

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Source:Koreaboo

Media:Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday January 27, 2015  @ 3:38 a.m PST

 

erformance costumes don’t always behave as they’re supposed to! You never know what could go wrong in the midst of all that furious dancing! Here are some K-Pop idols’ most unfortunate wardrobe moments!

From EXO, to Girls’ Generation, Sistar, and Big Bang, no one is safe from wardrobe malfunctions! Bra flashes, flying shoes, tearing pants, and the dreaded nip slip… Check out some of the funniest, embarrassing, and just plain unfortunate clothing mishaps of K-Pop

Luhan

Poor Luhan can’t keep his nips hidden for long! They always seem to escape somehow

Yeo Minjung

At red carpet, Yeo Minjung’s dress strap snapped but she managed to catch it and prevent what could have been a disaster!

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Ladies’ Code 레이디스 코드 Ex-Manager {Park} News

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Source:Koreaboo – Star News

Media:Koreaboo – Star News

Posted: Monday January 26, 2015 @ 5:30 a.m PST

 

Prosecutors have made an appeal against the sentence imposed onPark(Ladies’ Code ex-manager) for speeding and causing the death of two of the members.

According to legal officials, on January 21st, the police investigators of Suwon made an appeal stating that the sentence is too light.

On January 15th, Park was sentenced to 1 year and 2 months of confinement. This is similar to the regular prison sentence criminals are given, but is different as there are no forced labor during the prison sentence. Yet, the police had initially requested 2 years and 6 months including prison labor.

Park also made an appeal through legal representatives on the 16th. Park’s attorney is to contact and negotiate his lighter sentence with the families of the deceased.

A personnel from Polaris Entertainment told Star News, “It is hard for us to be actively involved since we are attempting to keep both sides from getting hurt as much as we can. We will try our best to see that negotiations flow well.”

Ladies' Code

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Toni Gonzaga {Singer-Actress} Absence From “The Buzz”

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Source:ph.celebrity.yahoo

Posted: Monday January 26, 2015 @ 4:21 a.m PST

 

Toni Gonzaga’s recent absence from “The Buzz” and apperance on “The Voice Philippines” last Sunday, January 25, has made people wonder what’s happening to her.

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KARA’s Goo Hara Super Sexy Pictorial In MAPS Magazine {February, 2015 Issue}

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Source:Koreaboo – MAPS

Media: Koreaboo – MAPS

Posted: Monday January 26, 2015 @ 3:54 a.m PST

 

KARA’s Goo Hara shows off her sexy charms through a funky and glamorous look for her pictorial in the February 2015 issue of MAPS magazine.

Goo Hara, in addition, graced the cover of the magazine wearing a cheetah patterned jacket, silver top that shows off her thin waist, and black choker, her beautiful long brown hair flowing down on her face and shoulder. In another image, Goo Hara boldly wears a see-through white shirt, her white bra exposed beneath, wearing vintage jeans to complete her outfit. She reveals her cat-like eyes, staring intensely at the camera, as she peaks through her sunglasses.

The partial pictorial, titled “SUPER HARA IS BACK,” was released on January 24th to the public. The February 2015 issue of MAPS featuring Goo Hara is now available for purchase.

 

 

Goo Hara for MAPS February 2015-1

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Netizens Tried To Ruin Idols Lives With False Rumors “7 Times” {Rain-aka Jung Ji-Hoon (정지훈) and More}

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Source:Koreaboo – Sport Korea

Media:Koreaboo – Sport Korea

Posted: Monday January 26, 2015 @ 3:24 a.m PST

 

K-netizens are among the most active in the world, and some of them for some reason fabricate groundless rumors in attempt to mar the public image of Idols

Scandals take place in the K-Pop industry very frequently, however, some ridiculous turn out to be fabricated. We compiled these rumors into a list called, “7 Times Netizens Tried To Ruin Idols Lives With False Rumors”

 

Rain

In November 2014, alleged photos of Rain’s nudes were leaked. The original poster claimed that the pictures were from Kim Taehee’s lost phone. The pictures later turned out to be not rain.

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Bumkey {Korean Hip Hop Musician} 4th Trial For Drug Trafficking Charges Begins

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Source:Koreaboo –  Star News

Media: Koreaboo –  Star News

Posted: Monday January 26, 2015 @ 2:51 a.m PST

 

The fourth trial for singer Bumkey, who was placed under arrest for suspicion of trafficking drugs, will take place this afternoon on January 26th, set by the Seoul Eastern Branch earlier on. 

It has also been reported that a Mr. Bae will be present as a witness. Mr. Bae was originally supposed to appear in the last trial, however, was absent.

Previous witnesses include Mr. Song and Mr. Kim, who both appeared before the court and confirmed Bumkey’s guilt of trafficking drugs illegally. However, when the court asked for specifics such as the tie, location, and amount of drugs purchased, the two could only answer, “It’s hard to recall events from two years ago.”

These answers led to Bumkey’s legal representatives to argue, “The witnesses are failing to provide details but are simply answering ‘yes’ to the questions provided by the police. Since the accused is a celebrity, if the witnesses are able to provide dates of the alleged deals, we will provide alibis to prove his innocence.”

According to police, all witnesses have corroborated the illegal activities by Bumkey, and are sure that the singer is guilty of the alleged crimes.

Bumkey

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Park Shin Hye: “I Am Not Dating At The Moment, But I Have Secretly In The Past”

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Source:Koreaboo – TV Report

Media:Koreaboo – TV Report

Posted: Monday January 26, 2015 @ 2:34 a.m PST

 

Actress, Park Shin Hye, talks about her past dating experiences and love life during her recent interview with TV Report.

Park Shin Hye mentioned, “I am not dating at the moment, but I have secretly in the past. Some were good and some were not so. But there’s no one who likes me. I have a lot of guy friends, and I don’t think that’s a good sign. It just means that I am not attractive as a woman. I sometimes seriously wondered if I had no charm as a woman.”

The actress continued, “Unless I am into the preson, there are times when things just pass by. I can’t seem to prolong the relationship for a long time. If I work on projects for over a year, and if you focus on your work it’s hard to keep balance with a relationship as well. It can also become something difficult for both of the parities.”

Her relationship usually lasts for a short amounts of time, as she quoted, “You don’t meet someone just because you like them. You have to put in that much effort and time into it, but if both of us end up not doing so.. then it becomes hard. I can’t focus on other things if I have works to do, so I end up not contacting my family and friends as much. I once thought about marrying early, but I naturally parted from that feeling as I had more projects to work on.”

Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye just finished filming SBS hit drama Pinocchio. She played the role of reporter Choi In ha who suffered from Pinocchio syndrome, also known as a person who cannot lie.

Park Shin Hye

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Lee Min Ho {City Hunter – Boys Over Flower} First Job as a CF Test Model Paid $278 USD

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Source:Koreaboo – Newsen

Media:Koreaboo – Newsen

Posted: Saturday January 24, 2015 @ 9:48 p.m PST

 

In a recent airing of KBS 2TV Weekly Entertainment’s segment, “Guerilla Dating,” Lee Min Ho made an appearance, in promotion of his latest film Gangnam 1970, and spoke on his first job as a model. 

Airing on January 24th, the actor spoke on his first salary job, saying, “It was 300,000 or 500,000 won. It was a test model that is shot before the actual commercial shooting date,” sharing that he had been a test model. He continued, “It was when I was a teenager. I hung out with my friends using the guarantee.”

The actor continued on, “I understand people feel trapped. I had a time like that as well. I think right now is a time when you have to chase your dreams. I am receiving offers from Hollywood, but I would like to make the attempt when I feel confident and I feel that it has value.”

Currently, Lee Min Ho is promoting his film Gangnam 1970, which has met with a lot of success in Korea since its theatrical release on January 21st. The film is also set to make its debut overseas, including the United States and Canada in selected theaters.

 

 

Lee Minho on Entertainment Weekly

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Choi Jung Won {Actress} Has Her Own Agency “JC Entertainment”

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Source:Koreaboo – Newsen

Media:Koreaboo – Newsen

Posted: Saturday January 24, 2015 @ 7:14 p.m PST

 

Actress Choi Jung Won has established an independent agency JC Entertainment. After ending her exclusive contract with the former agency last year, she will begin to work through JC Entertainment.

According to the agency, “Choi Jung Won established her own agency in order to fulfill her wish to work freely without the restrictions that bound her with an exclusive contract. You will see Choi Jung Won’s different side in upcoming projects as well as entertainment shows.”

Soon after her independence from the former agency, the actress’ confirmation as a member for KBS 2TV’s new entertainment program Brave Family has already garnered much attention. Reportedly, she has finished filming the show along with Lee Mun Sik, Sim Hye Jin, Park Myeong Su, Minhyuk, and AOA’s Seolhyun in Cambodia.

Meanwhile, many fans are already excited with news of her appearance in a variety show as this will be her first time starring in one since her debut. The cast will become temporary families living alongside real families in exotic countries. The pilot episode of the new show aired on January 23rd at 11:05PM (KST).

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Choi Jung Won

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Jun Hyun Moo {Entertainment Personality} and Yang Jung Won {Actress} Love Scandal

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Source:Koreaboo – Daily Sports

Media:Koreaboo – Daily Sports

Posted: Saturday January 24, 2015 @ 6:49 p.m PST

 

On January 25th, it has been reported that entertainment personality Jun Hyun Moo is involved in a love scandal with actress Yang Jung Won.

Recently on an online community site, a picture of a couple who appeared to be Jun Hyun Moo and Yang Jung Won surfaced. The two posed as if they were a couple and the captions say, “Spank Spank” and “70 days,” giving basis to speculate that the two have been dating.

Jun Hyun Moo’s agency SM C&C told news outlet Daily Sports“We are currently confirming things with Jun Hyun Moo himself. It’s the first time we’ve seen this picture so we’re a little surprised ourselves.”

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{Kim Woo Jung’s Embezzlement} Kim Jun Ho “Officially Closes CoKo Entertainment”

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Source:Koreaboo – Xports News

Media:Koeaboo – Xports News

Posted: Saturday January 24, 2015 @ 6:36 p.m PST

 

Following recent controversy, CoKo Entertainment has finally closed its doors for business after long hardship in its financial status. Kim Jun Ho, a successful gag-man, started the agency with a co-worker, along with many of his fellow performers contracted.

The official announcement following the closure was made on January 24th by the agency themselves mentioning that they will no longer be in business due to its lack of funds.

In the official statement that follows, CoKo Entertainment said,“We thank everyone for all the attention CoKo Entertainment had received until now. Unfortunately, it is hard for us to announce such a grieving news to you all. We’d like to explain a more in-depth story of our financial issues that were brought to public in the recent past along with our opinion and plans for the future.”

The announcement continued, “As we have said in our previous reports, CoKo Entertainment’s CEO Mr. Kim, in partnership with Kim Jun Ho, continued to delay payments for the contracted performers along with their exclusive contract fee. At that point, we decided there were problems in the company’s finances. After further investigations, we found out that Mr. Kim had embezzled the company’s funds, including the performers’ income from their individual programs.

“Mr. Kim had run away to the United States by the time the crime was found out. The major shareholders have sued Mr. Kim for his crime and provided the police with solid evidence. The staff has made all efforts possible in order to revive the company and its finances. However, after Mr. Kim’s run away, many additional debts arose. Currently in January, the amount of debt reached millions of dollars. After such situations, the executives of CoKo Entertainment have agreed that revival of the company is impossible, thus ending its business.”

In addition to their current situations, Kim Jun Ho, as a representative staff of the company, had helped with their financial problems. The statement says, “to help performers who were not being paid, Kim Jun Ho used his own money to completely pay for those who were in need of money immediately. In fact, we are giving our best to completely pay for our part-time workers as soon as possible.

The company ended their official statement with a rather sad finish, “We, CoKo Entertainment, apologize to our part-time workers, contracted performers, and all those who have watched and paid attention to us.

In late 2014, news came to light that the co-CEO of CoKo Entertainment, Kim Woo Jung, had embezzled company fundsand disappeared. Soon after, news arose of discord within the company with the revelation that its comedians had yet to be paid, along with other concerns of income distribution and unfair contracts. Continuing investigations, on January 12th, 2015, Kim Woo Jung was also charged with investment fraud. Despite the turmoil during the past few months, staff of the company haveremained vigilant alongside Kim Jun Ho as investigations continued.

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High1 Seoul Music Awards Apology To “Taeyeon” {Girls’ Generation}

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Source:Koreaboo – Sports Seoul

Media:Koreaboo – Sports Seoul

Posted: Saturday January 24, 2015 @ 6:15 p.m PST

 

High1 Seoul Music Awards has officially posted an apology on their official website on January 23rd, following the shocking stage accident involvingTaeyeon the day before. 

The music award show writes on their website’s front page, “Please accept our apologies for the incident, Taeyeon. In regards to the celebrations on January 22nd at Korea’s grand celebration the ‘24th High1 Seoul Music Awards,’ which was held at the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium, girl group Girls’ Generation – TaeTiSeo’s Taeyeon had an unexpected accident while exiting the stage, to Taeyeon, the members, their agency, and to fans, we sincerely apologize. 

We will explain the accident overview.

The accident occurred when the lift installed on stage was lowered hastily, as Taeyeon was exiting the stage following the members accepting their Bonsang and “Holler” stage. 

Due to mis-communication, the stage crew had the lift lowered 1m halfway its full length of 1.8m, and Taeyeon missed her steps and fell down the lowered lift. The TaeTiSeo members Tiffany and Seohyun and the backup dancers immediately noticed and pulled her back up on stage. The stage team explained, ‘Due to the delays, the accident occurred when there were attempts to hurry up [to catch up] the event.’

Taeyeon received minor injuries due to her fall down the stage. She was immediately taken to the hospital for a checkup. She was diagnosed with ‘minor back muscle injury.’ Taeyeon returned home after being treated and checked. 

The Seoul Music Awards organization committee has contacted SM Entertainment on January 23rd to give our sincere apologies to the members and Taeyeon, and have given our promise to cooperate with any follow-up necessary. In response, SM Entertainment said, ‘Taeyeon’s extent of her injuries are not serious. Thank you for following up.’

Despite the Seoul Music Awards’ many efforts for safety through rehearsals and safety training, this accident still occurred unexpectedly, and we would like to extend our sincere apologies to Taeyeon, the members, the agency, and fans. In addition, we sincerely hope, like fans, that Taeyeon makes a complete and successful recovery.”

Following TaeTiSeo’s “Holler” stage, the group proceeded to exit stage right when the middle stage lift was prematurely lowered causing Taeyeon to suddenly fall through. Staff and dancers, along with Tiffany and Seohyun, were seen immediately coming to her aid. Fortunately, according to updates fromSM Entertainment, Taeyeon suffered from a pulled muscle and is currently home resting as not to stress her injury.

Photo: 24th High1 Seoul Music Awards Apology to Taeyeon on January 23rd

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TVXQ – Tohoshiniki {Yunho-Changmin} Album Covers For Japanese single, “Sakuramichi”

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Source:Koreaboo –Dispatch

Media:Koreaboo – Dispatch

Posted: Friday January 23, 2015 @ 8:31 p.m PST

 

On January 23rd, TVXQ teased fans by revealing three album covers for their upcoming Japanese single titled Sakuramichi.

After the success of their full Japanese album With, which has topped theOricon Album Chart, TVXQ returns with album covers for their much-anticipated single Sakuramichi. There will be three versions of the single – a CD version, a CD+DVD version, and a Bigeast version.

The first cover has members pictured in white shirts with tints of pink to match the lovely cherry blossom scenery behind them. In the second and third covers, both Yunho and Changmin are seen sporting casual but stylish outfits in earthly tones. The wooden backgrounds along with the sunlight streaming in through the windows help accentuate the warm, cozy feeling of the photo.

Their single Sakuramichi will be released on Feburary 25th.

Currently, TVXQ is preparing for their upcoming winter tour, With: Live Tour 2015, which will be a nationwide Japanese 5 dome tour.

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Manny Pacquiao and Wife Jinkee With Prince Harry

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Source:ph.sports.yahoo

Posted: Friday January 23, 2015 @ 8:17 p.m PST

 

Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee had the experience of a lifetime as they had dinner with Prince Harry in London.

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