July 25th, 2013

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Nine Muses revealed to have been in a car accident...


Nine Muses have been belatedly revealed to have suffered a car accident yesterday (24th KST). Fortunately, none of the members sustained major injuries but their schedules have been put on hold for now.

Star Empire stated, "While Nine Muses were on their way to their concert in Ulsan on the 24th, their car collided with the truck in front of them inside a tunnel at the Joongbu expressway. Their performance was canceled and the group was taken to a nearby hospital where they received X-rays and treatment."

"Although no one suffered major injuries, the members of Nine Muses are in a state of shock. They have schedules lined up, but we will decide what to do with those after keeping an eye on their condition today."

Hyuna, Euaerin, SungA, Eunji and Sera were in the car at the time of the accident, and although they have not suffered any serious injuries, the members are said to be experiencing minor muscle pain.

sources: akp+sportsseoul

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Se7en, Sangchu, and 5 other celebrity recruits to serve a short time in military jail

Se7en, Sangchu, and 5 other celebrity recruits have been sentenced to serve time in military jail.

The Ministry of Defense had announced that they'd be punishing the celebrities for their misbehavior when they announced the abolition of the celebrity recruits, and the Ministry has finally revealed their decision.

Private Choi (Se7en) and Private Lee (Sangchu), who left the dorms without permission to get a massage, have been sentenced to 10 days in military jail. Five celebrity recruits are being sentenced to 4 days of military jail for having a cellphone. The last soldier is being sentenced to 10 days of probation in confinement because he left to watch a movie after hours.

The Ministry of Defense said, "The two soldiers first went to get a massage after their concert. They went to a Chinese massage parlor and then a Thai massage parlor, but they were closed, so they then went to 2 massage parlors that were still open late at night. However, they came out right away when they realized what kind of place it was. We decided that they were aiming to get a massage and had no intentions in participating in prostitution. However, we sentenced them to military jail because they broke the rules of not wearing the military uniform as well as leaving the dorms without permission."

Source: Yonhap News + akp
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Verizon Presents One Grand Prize Winner
with the Ultimate K-Pop Experience

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 25, 2013 –The KCON Fly-Away Sweepstakes presented by KCON Gold Sponsor Verizon is back this year.  One lucky fan will win a VIP trip for two to KCON 2013, the first and largest Korean pop culture convention in North America. The winner will receive VIP access at the convention and VIP tickets to the concert, an exclusive meet & greet opportunity with the artists performing, and travel and hotel accommodations.

To enter, either fill-out the entry form on the Verizon Insider website (www.verizoninsider.com/kcon), or text “KCON” to 96035. The sweepstakes starts today, July 25, 2013 at 6 p.m. PST and ends on August 13, 2013 at 6 p.m. PST. You must be a U.S. resident and 18 years of age or older to enter.

So far the artists announced to perform are EXO, 2AM, TEEN TOP, and F(x).  More artists to be announced soon.

KCON is in its second year and is set to take place on August 24 and 25 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California. The concert will also be the first ever U.S. taping of the #1 K-Pop countdown show, M COUNTDOWN. For more information and updates, please visit www.kconusa.com.

KCON is produced by Mnet America (www.mnetamerica.com), a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the biggest national, English-language lifestyle TV network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture. Mnet America is a division of CJ Group; Korea’s leading lifestyle and culture company.

KCON is the first ever large-scale convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ The convention was launched in 2012 to establish an annual flagship event that will improve the American K-Pop and Hallyu fan experience by providing a way for fans to connect with each other as well as artists and professionals in the K-pop industry.

KCON 2012 surpassed expectations in all aspects including the achievement of over 10,000 fans attending the convention, 6.5 million people reached on Facebook, and ranking in the top 10 Twitter trending topics worldwide. The Official KCON 2013 poster and photos from KCON 2012 can be found here and here.

Mnet America (www.mnetamerica.com) is a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool. It uses video, digital, experiential and social media channels to reach Millenials with lifestyle content inspired by Asian pop culture and entertainment. This includes the leading 24/7 English-language television network in the U.S. targeting fans of K-pop music, anime and other genres of entertainment growing in popularity throughout Asia and around the world. An advertiser-supported network – distributed in over 30 DMAs through Comcast Cable, Time Warner cable, FIOS TV, Cox cable, Charter Communications and via TV Everywhere – Everywhere – Mnet America is the first U.S. television property of CJ E&M, Asia’s leading entertainment company and a unit of the CJ Group. Mnet America is headquartered in Los Angeles can be found onhttp://www.facebook.com/MnetUSA, on Twitter @mnetamerica and Tumblr at http://mnetamerica.tumblr.com/

CJ E&M is Asia’s No. 1 integrated entertainment and media company innovating cultural trends. Over the past 20 years, CJ has built leading businesses in broadcasting, film, music, live entertainment and interactive game industries. CJ E&M is running 18 cable channels at home and 3 channels abroad: Mnet America (U.S.), Mnet Japan (Japan), and channel M (in 10 Southeast Asian countries). With CJ E&M’s broad catalog of original content and popular platforms, we are investing heavily in globalizing the Korean wave and working harder than ever to become a global content provider. Already, projects such as ‘Superstar K’ and ‘MAMA’ ‘(Mnet Asian Music Awards)’, as well as CJ E&M’s TV dramas, movies, musicals, and games have gone beyond Japan and China to find success in the greater Asian market and the U.S.


Kevin Broderick/Mary Hong
The Lippin Group
kevin@lippingroup.com / mhong@lippingroup.com

Source: omona's email

Any of you going to KCON? Past KCON attendees: do you have any tips this time around?
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YG Entertainment Partners with Samsung to Advance into China

YG Entertainment will partner with Samsung Electronics to advance into China, according to TV Report.

On July 24, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Min Suk (younger brother of Yang Hyun Suk) was at the Conrad Beijing Hotel to celebrate the birth of “YG Family Channel”. Other important figures such as Ju Hyang Yang from Youkou Tudou Incorporated and Park Jung Joon, director of the Samsung Electronics marketing team based in China, were present. Samsung is YG Entertainment’s official sponsor for the “YG Family Channel.” This first project is meant to strengthen the Hallyu influence in China, especially within the younger generation.

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Source: TVReport via soompi

SHINee’s Minho Positively Reviewing Drama “Medical Top Team”

Will SHINee‘s Minho be returning to the small screen?

Industry sources say the possibility is high, with the idol positively reviewing the upcoming drama, “Medical Top Team.” It was first announced through Sports Seoul that Minho was cast in the drama to play the role of Kim Sung Woo, as a third year in the thoracic surgery department. Minho’s agency, SM Entertainment, responded to this new according to TV Daily that Minho was positively reviewing the drama, not confirmed. “There are still a lot of obstacles to overcome, and since it has to be adjusted with SHINee’s album promotions, we can’t confirm it.”

“Medical Top Team” will be a drama about how the top doctors in their respective areas of expertise come together to form a team. It will be directed by Kim Do Hoon who lead the drama “The Moon that Embraces the Sun,” and will be penned by Yoon Kyung Ah, writer of drama “Brain.” Kwon Sang Woo and Jung Ryeo Won have already been confirmed for the drama.

source: soompi

Lee Seung Gi Picked As “No.1 Husband Material”

On July 24, SBS’s “K-Star News” reported that Lee Seung Gi placed first as the one who is the best husband material and also tried to research why the results came out the way it did.

The production staff visited a wedding consultant agency and tried to find Lee Seung Gi’s “husband potential” score through the agency’s rating system. His educational and family background, along with wealth and other factors were inputted into the system and his rating came out near perfect with 95 out of 100 points.

Also, on the same day, ranking show “Let’s Live Kindly” aired a corner covering top ten male celebrities fans will immediately say “yes” when asked for their hand in marriage. Lee Seung Gi had the honor of ranking first again, proving that there are many eligible bachelorettes who are part of his widespread fanbase.

Other celebrities who were mentioned as husband material are Jang Gi Ha, for his good-natured face and authenticity, Big Bang‘s G-Dragon, for being able to receive all of his DNA, and Lee Jong Suk, for being able to attract older women with his magical charms.

Source: soompi

Who is your "husband material" y'all?