Monthly Archives: February 2015

Baby KARA’s Sojin Is Dead Apparent Suicide

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Posted: Saturday February 2015 @ 8:02 p.m PST

 

Heartbreaking news have reached fans with reports of Baby KARA‘s Sojin passing in an apparent suicide after being found unconscious at an apartment in Daejeon, Daedeok-gu. 

Initial reports write that a woman was found unconscious on a flowerbed by a residence official of the apartment on February 24th at 2:07PM KST, and was immediately rushed to the hospital where she sadly passed away. She was later identified as Sojin.

Sojin had been known to have recently been suffering from depression, and according to police, they believe she had jumped from the 10th floor to commit suicide. However, a suicide note has not been yet found, and the police are still investigating to find the exact cause of death. Police stress, “A suicide note was not found so we would like to ask people to refrain from exaggerated reports as well as guess work.”

Known to fans mainly through DSP Media’s Baby KARA series, known as KARA Project: The Beginning, Sojin made a name for herself as she followed the path to fulfill her dreams to become a singer, and was known to be bright and healthy, as well as sexy and mature when taking the stage. She was under DSP Media for five years as a trainee.

 

Baby Kara's sojin

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K-Pop Hunks Turning 30 Years Old {12 Hunks} Donghae, Jaejoong, Yunho and More

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Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015 @ 4:51 a.m PST

 

These idols are already turning 30 in 2015.

1.Jae Joong – JYJ    2. Yunho – TVXQ  3. Kim Hyun Joong – SS501

 

Kim Hyun Joong – SS501

 

 

KIM JAEJOONG – JYJ FORMER TVXQ

YUNHO -TVXQ

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Kim Hyun Joong {SS501} and “Choi” Confirm The Pregnancy

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Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015 @ 3:33 a.m PST

 

Following recent confusion on whether or not Kim Hyun Joong and his ex-girlfriend would be expecting their first child together, both parties have stepped up to clarify the situation. 

On February 24, Kim Hyun Joong’s ex-girlfriend, Choi, spoke through her legal representatives, refuting previous claims that she could not be contacted, stating,“There is enough evidence to confirm the pregnancy and we are considering publicly releasing the information. In addition, Choi and Kim Hyun Joong have been in contact and have even met in person. Even today, the two have been in contact since the morning. However, we can’t release the content of the conversation between them.”

Kim Hyun Joong also released another statement through his agency,KEYEAST, saying, “We are not denying her pregnancy, rather we just wanted to clarify the situation by confirming it, but she has been unresponsive. We first heard news of her pregnancy in January and even received ultrasound pictures via phone messages. After this, Kim Hyun Joong, his father, and an acquantance met with her twice, on January 5th and January 7th. After that, the two have not met in person, but have contacted each other about going to the hospital to check on her and the condition of her body. They have not received her answer on this topic.

“We do not, by any means, dismiss her pregnancy, and like mentioned before, Kim Hyun Joong is fully willing to take responsibility for the child. It is common practice to visit the hospital when a mother is pregnant, to check on both the child and the mother’s conditions. It’s natural for Kim Hyun Joong and his parents to want to know whether or not Choi and the child are well.”

In August 2014, Kim Hyun Joong was accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend whom he had dated since 2012. After giving a sincere and official apology to both his fans and Choi, the two reconciled and she dropped the charges against him. However, one of the four counts of physical violence initially reported by Choi was reviewed by the Seoul courts, and Kim Hyun Joong was fined in January 2015 for 5 million won.

Following news of the artist becoming a father-to-be, Dispatch released a timeline of the events regarding the relationship between the two, including when they had dated, the date of assault, the date of the charges being dropped, and when he had found out of her pregnancy in January 2015.

Kim Hyun Joong

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Kristi Capel {Miss Missouri USA in 2006} Racial Epithet “jigaboo”

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Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015 @ 2:00 a.m PST

 

A Cleveland morning news anchor used the racial epithet “jigaboo” while discussing Lady Gaga’s music on live television.

Kristi Capel, co-anchor of “Fox 8 News in the Morning” in Cleveland, former beauty pageant queen, who was crowned Miss Missouri USA in 2006

 

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Park Yoochun {JYJ} and Shin Se Kyung {Actress}

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Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015 @ 1:23 a.m PST

 

Actress Shin Se Kyung might star as the lead female role in the upcoming SBSWednesday-Thursday drama series Sense of Men and Women, formerly known as The Girl Who Sees Smell.

While a broadcasting representative on February 22nd announced, “Shin Se Kyung has confirmed her casting and is preparing for the new SBS Wed-Thurs drama series ‘Sense of Men and Women,’” her agency, Namoo Actors, mentioned, “It is true that we got an offer, but we have not confirmed anything yet.”

Due to the importance of the female lead role in the drama, many actresses have been considered as a possible candidate for the role. As a result, there were talks that miss A‘sSuzy might be starring in the drama. However, it seems like Shin Se Kyung might take the role after all. This means that the actress is to make a comeback to the small screen after six months of hiatus since KBS 2TV’s dramaIron Man.

The drama, originally based on a popularity webtoon, deals with a story of a guy who became senseless after losing his sister from a murder case and a girl with extrasensory perception who miraculously survived from the murder case but suffers from a memory loss of the time before the incident. Although the lead female role has an optimistic personality, she is the type of person who cannot just stand injustice. She is weak to the weaker ones and strong to the stronger ones. Due to her hasty personality, however, she often causes inconvenience to people surround her.

The lead male role has been confirmed to be JYJ‘s Park Yoochun a while back. PD Baek Soo Chan and script writer Lee Hee Myungwill work together for the drama.

Meanwhile, Sense of Men and Women is set to air its premiere episode in April after the completion of Hyde, Jekyll and I. 

Shin Se Kyung

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Ko Young Wook {Former Roo’ra} To Be Discharged From Prison After Serving For Sexually Assaulting Minors

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Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015 @ 1:06 a.m PST

 

Ko Young Wook, entertainer and former member of Roo’ra, is scheduled to be discharged from prison on July 10th.

The news surfaced that Ko Young Wook has 117 days left until his discharge day, which is July 10th. He has been patiently waiting for the date and caused no problems while serving his sentence.

According to a related personnel, “He has been visited by his families and close friends once in a while. He did not cause any problems during his imprisonment. If he does not cause any particular problems, he will be discharging on July 10th as scheduled.

In 2013, the Supreme Court of Korea sentenced Ko Young Wook to two years and six months of imprisonment after being convicted of sexual assault against minors. After being discharged, his personal information will be made public for five additional years and his location will be known at all times for three additional years.

The case came into light after he was caught committing sexual assaults between July 2010 and February 2012. He has sexually assaulted three minors in four different occasions.

Ko Young Wook is currently serving his sentence at Anyang Prison in Seoul.

 

 

 

Ko Young Wook

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Super Junior’s Sungmin and Shindong Mandatory Military Duty To Start March, 2015

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Posted: Tuesday February 24, 2015 @ 12:54 a.m PST

 

Hitting their 10th debut anniversary this year, Super Junior‘s Sungmin and Shindonghave been recently confirmed to be preparing for their mandatory military enlistment next month. Unfortunately, the two members will not be going in together nor in the same camp.

According to various music official on February 24th, Sungmin will be departing on March 31st and entering the 17th Infantry Division of Bucheon where he will begin his military training before entering active duty.

On the other hand, Shindong will be entering a week earlier on March 24th through the 28th Infantry Division of Yeoncheon. Originally, Shindong was supposed to join the army last year, but due to lumbar disc pains, his enlistment was postponed following treatments.

SM Entertainment confirms with Star News, who reported an exclusive on the news, that both members have in fact received their enlistment letters and will be joining before the end of March. The two Super Junior members will be serving for the next 21 months following their entrance into the training camps.

Super Junior is currently on their Super Show 6 worldwide tour, but with the news of enlistment, the Macau stop on March 1st may be the last stop for Sungmin and Shindong.

Super Junior Sungmin and Shindong

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BoA & Yunho’s (TVXQ) Chemistry

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Posted: Monday February 23, 2015 @ 5:49 a.m PST

 

BoA & Yunho (TVXQ) – Only One
I know that these two aren’t in the original MV of ‘Only one’ but who can deny the ridiculous amount of chemistry the two had on stage together it almost makes you think that they are more than just friends.

yunho boa

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Ki Sung Yueng {Soccer Player} and Han Hye Jin {Actress} Are Expecting a Baby

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Posted: Monday February 23, 2015 @ 4:52 a.m PST

 

 

 

Ki Sung Yong Han Hye Jin

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Shinhwa’s (K-Pop} Eric Marriage Plans

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Posted: Monday February 23, 2015 @ 3:59 a.m PST

 

In a recent airing of MBC‘s Section TV, the members of Shinhwa took part of an interview in which Eric revealed he wants to be the first to be married among them.

Broadcasted on February 22nd, the topic of marriage was brought up, with Eric stating, “I wonder if any of us will ever end up getting married because we do activities each year. Among all the members, I want to be the first to get married.” 

The singer-actor added jokingly, “For sure this year, none of us are getting married because we worked so hard on our 12th album.”

Shinhwa is preparing to release their 12th studio album, scheduled for February 26th, as they celebrate their 17th debut anniversary together with fans along with a concert. The legendary male group made their debut in 1998 and continues to be one of the most looked up first generation idols among current groups as they have made it 17 years together without conflict or changing lineups.

 

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Girls’ Generation’s Yuri Needs Consent From Girls’ Generation To Get A Second Job

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Posted: Monday February 23, 2015 @ 1:19 a.m PST

 

In a recent episode of KBS 2TV‘s Stars With Two Jobs, Girls’ Generation’s Yuri revealed that should she want to pursue another job, she must confer with her group members first. 

Aired on February 21st, the episode also featured Ki Tae Young, Lee Bon, Rainbow‘sJaekyung, Fly To The Sky‘s Brian, and Jo Dal Hwan, who together with Yuri, prepared themselves with the challenge of having a second job.

During one of its segments, the MC asked Yuri, “Would you be okay having two jobs?” to which she replied, “I would have to go over it with the Girls’ Generation members and try to get their consent.” She further shared that her first priorities and commitment were to entertainment activities with the group.

On the episode, Yuri became a one-day yoga instructor, sharing her skills in yoga and passing on her lessons with everyone on the show.

Girls' Generation's Yuri on KBS Stars with Two Jobs

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Kim Hyun Joong’s {K-Pop SS501}Ex-Girlfriend “Choi” Could Be Lying About Being Pregnant

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Source:Koreaboo –  Daily Sports

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Posted: Monday February 23, 2015 @ 12:52 a.m PST

 

After news of Kim Hyun Joong getting back together with his ex-girlfriend broke, his agency KEYEAST has finally released a statement.

Popular artist and actor Kim Hyun Joong shocked netizens and fans alike when it was revealed by a third-party that he would become a father soon, having his first child with the same former girlfriend who had charged him with assault in the latter half of 2014.

On February 23rd, his agency KEYEAST released a statement saying, “Kim Hyun joong and Miss Choi came to terms last September on the issue of the assault. They did meet again after but at the end of last year agreed to go on their own way. A few days later (early January) Choi told Kim Hyun Joong that she was pregnant. Kim Hyun Joong and his parents called Choi and her parents on multiple occasions to meet and confirm that she was pregnant. Choi, however, refused to go see a doctor and has since not been in contact.”

“After yesterday’s [news] release, Kim Hyun Joong’s side once again requested confirmation of her pregnancy, they still have not received a response. The report that ‘the parents of the two have met and talks of marriage is on going’ is not true, but Kim Hyun Joong has stated that as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed, he will do his duty and take responsibility.”

They continued to say “Please refrain from making conjectures and reports based on partial truths.”

In August 2014, Kim Hyun Joong was accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend (Choi) whom he had dated since 2012. After giving a sincere and official apology to both his fans and Choi, the two had reconciled and she dropped the charges against him. However, one of the four counts of physical violence initially reported by Choi was reviewed by the Seoul courts, and Kim Hyun Joong was fined in January 2015 for 5 million won.

Following news of the artist becoming a father-to-be, Dispatchreleased a timeline of the events regarding the relationship between the two, including when they had dated, the date of assault, the date of the charges being dropped, and when he had found out of her pregnancy in January 2015.

 

Kim Hyun Joong

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Kim Hyun Joong and Ex Girlfriend / Accuser Choi Expecting A Baby 2015

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Posted: Sunday February 27, 2015 @ 9:05 a.m PST

 

Unexpected news have  revealed that popular actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong is expecting his first child and will become a father this September!

Women’s magazine Women Sense revealed in their March issue that, “Kim Hyun Joong is back together with his ex-girlfriend who is two years older, and the girlfriend has recently become pregnant. The pregnant girlfriend is the same girlfriend who previously pressed legal charges against Kim Hyun Joong for assault.”

A close friend of the couple told Women SenseChoi and Kim Hyun Joong have made up and are back together. She is 10 weeks and soon to be 4 months into her pregnancy. After the legal troubles, Kim Hyun Joong sincerely apologized to her and began their relationship anew. Kim Hyun Joong is in a slight dilemma because he is soon to enlist in the army and both families are discussing marriage and the child seriously.”

In August 2014, Kim Hyun Joong was accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend (Choi) whom he had dated since 2012. After giving a sincere and official apology to both his fans and Choi, the two had reconciled and she dropped the charges against him. However, one of the four counts of physical violence initially reported by Choi was reviewed by the Seoul courts, and Kim Hyun Joong was fined in January 2015 for 5 million won.

Kim Hyun Joong

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f(x)’s Amber Dating Other Girls

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Posted: Saturday February 21, 2015 @ 7:03 p.m PST

 

 

f(x)‘s Amber shares her opinions on rumors that say she is dating other girls during her interview on Arirang Radio‘s Music Access.

On February 18th, Amber made an appearance on Arirang Radio‘s Music Access. The DJ of the music show, NU’EST‘s Aron sat down with Amber for an interview in which she had the opportunity to share some stories about herself.

One of these stories included rumors that Amber was dating other girls. However, the singer says that the most surprising thing about hearing these rumors is that Amber is usually paired with girls more often than with guys.

While she doesn’t mind these rumors, Amber cannot help but feel that it makes it awkward for her friends whenever she is with them. For example, 4MINUTE‘s Hyuna was once rumored to be dating Amber. Even though it is an awkward feeling, Amber feels good about herself when she hears that she seems like the type to be a protective boyfriend.

Meanwhile, Amber has recently made her solo debut with “Shake That Brass.”

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Sex and Love In North Korea

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Posted: Monday February 16, 2015 @12:50 a.m PST

 

According to historians who are really good at remembering when things happened in the olden days, sex and love existed before the Internet was even invented.

Before 56K dial-up, phones, and even Tinder, humans found ways to interact completely offline and engage in sexual activity. In fact, biologists believe that the human proclivity for sex is universal and plays a major role in producing baby humans, thereby maintaining the human race’s existence. (Go humans!)

So could it be that in North Korea too, people have sex and fall in love and do romantic things with each other?

According to North Korean refugees that I’ve worked with, the answer is: Yes. North Koreans have sex too.

So, how do North Koreans do it?

First of all, the baseline to understand is that overall North Korean dating culture is pretty traditional and conservative. Think South Korea, but 50 years ago. One of the reasons for this is, well, North Korean society is quite conservative and patriarchal in general and North Korean media is super old-fashioned. In North Korean films you don’t see couples kissing or being physically affectionate with each other, so many North Koreans are just not used to PDA and wouldn’t dream of being too affectionate or kissing in public.

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SISTAR’s Soyou Injured

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Posted: Saturday February 14, 2015 @ 5:30 p.m PST

 

t has recently been revealed that SISTAR‘s Soyou, who was previously announced to be appearing in an upcoming episode of KBS2‘s 1 Night 2 Days, will not be able to  join as planned.

According to an official from Starship Entertainment, Soyou is currently suffering from an injury to her thigh ligaments. They further added on February 14th, “During practice, Soyou felt pain in her thighs and was rushed over to the hospital. We will have to watch over her progress while she is treated. She was treated and since it is new year holiday season soon, she will be able to rest while we keep an eye on her.”

Soyou is currently appearing in OnStyle‘s Get It Beauty 2015 as one of its MCs, as well as in MBC Every1‘s SISTAR’s Showtime with the rest of her members. As to whether she will still be able to participate in her current position has not been determined yet.

SISTAR's Soyou

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AOA’s Seolhyun Reveals Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won Pretended Not To Know Her

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Posted: Thursday February 12, 2015 @ 7:28 p.m PST

 

 

In a recent episode of KBS 2TV‘s Happy Together 3, AOA‘s Seolhyun reveals Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won’s different demeanor towards her during and after Gangnam 1970‘s filming. 

On the episode that aired on February 12th, Seolhyun shared that while filming for Gangnam 1970, the actors had gotten familiar and friendly with one another on the set. She said, “During the film’s shooting, we were really friendly towards one another. They took care of me on the set. There was a lot of mosquitoes on the set, and they brought us mosquito net tents on the fields.”

She continues, “But after filming ended, we met again at the premiere, and it was awkward. I greeted them with a ‘Hello’ and the oppas only replied ‘Oh hey.’”

Gangnam 1970 stars actors Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won, whose characters’ friendship is tested in this noir film that portrays the war between political powers and gangster organizations in Korea at the time. The film has already attracted over a million viewers and audience to theaters since its release on January 21st.

AOA Seolhyun on Happy Together 3

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Tony Ahn {H.O.T} To Debut His 1st Girl Group Under His Agency, TN Entertainment

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Source:Koreaboo – OBS News

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Posted: Tuesday February 10, 2015 @ 5:37 a.m PST

 

Tony Ahn, a member of the legendary South Korean boy group H.O.T, will be debuting his first girl group under his agency, TN Entertainment, within the first half of 2015.

On February 10th, OBS News acquired information from an industry official that Tony Ahn is currently in the works of debuting a five-member girl group that he himself had been planning and producing for within the last couple of months.

One representative of the industry stated, “He is currently planning on debuting a girl group consisting of five members. Neither the group name nor title song have been decided on yet, but they are planning to debut sometime within the first half of 2015.

This will be Tony Ahn’s very first production of a girl group and the first group to debut under TN Entertainment since SMASH‘s debut back in 2008.

Despite his absence from the entertainment industry since his recent gambling controversies that sprouted in early 2014, Tony Ahn and his new girl group have been garnering a lot of attention from netizens and fans alike, especially due to his status as a veteran idol star.

Tony Ahn first debuted in 1996 with H.O.T, SM Entertainment‘s very first boy group that became the start to a new generation in K-pop history. A few years following the disbandment of H.O.T, Tony Ahn founded TN Entertainment in 2004 where he helpedYoo Ho Seok, a former member of Click B, debut as a solo artist in 2007.

Tony Ahn

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