December 3rd, 2018

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Starship, C-JeS, Cube Entertainment Release Statement On Accusations Of Not Paying Hair Salon Fees

On December 3, Starship Entertainment, C-JeS Entertainment, and Cube Entertainment released similar statements regarding the accusation of not paying fees from the hair salon, The Red Carpet.

Starship reported, “It was falsely reported that we intentionally did not make a payment despite the request from the hair salon director.”

“The Red Carpet’s Director Kang Ho has mentioned missed payments, but we’ve asked multiple times for proof of payment. Instead, The Red Carpet has not provided us proof and postponed this for many years,” Starship said, declaring that the delay was caused by The Red Carpet’s side.

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source: @soompi, MBN|MKSports|XSportsNews via soompi
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Actress Son Tae Young received criticism regarding her son sitting in the artists section at the MMA

Son Tae Young has continued to receive criticism from netizens regarding her son sitting in the artists’ section at the 2018 Melon Music Awards.

Previously, netizens brought issue to the fact that Son Tae Young’s son had received preferential treatment during the ceremony. Son Tae Young attended as a presenter, and her son was spotted sitting in the artists’ section. Her agency clarified that her son and a staff member entered right before her presentation and left right afterwards.

However, the actress has continued to receive criticism as her son and her niece were spotted in fancams during many artists’ performances but were not sitting in the artists’ section when Son Tae Young was actually presenting. As the fancams contradict the agency’s statement, netizens have continued to question whether her son received preferential treatment as well as the validity of her agency’s statement.

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source: soompi 1, 2, naver 1 2, nate 1 2
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Sooyoung Confirmed To Release First Single As Solo Artist

On December 3, it was reported that she is working hard on her first solo single album and is filming the music video soon before the release this month.

In response to the reports, her agency Echo Global Group commented, “Sooyoung is releasing her first solo single,” and added, “It is confirmed for a December release.”

With the exception of an OST, this will be Sooyoung’s first release as a solo artist.

Source: @soompi, soompi, newsen, osen
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‘Feminist, no. You’re a mental illness’: San E causes outrage during Brand New Music concert

On December 2, San E performed at the “Brand New Year 2018” concert. When San E came on stage near the end of the concert, the audience started to boo. San E asked the crowd, “Everyone, do you all hate me?” and the audience replied, “Yes,” very loudly. A pig doll with words criticizing San E was also thrown onto the stage.

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source: @soompi, sanethebigboy, osen, soompi, koreaherald, alpacaiypse, jujukaisen, youreggtrans, trblyoun

Edit: Added a longer vid that is subbed
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SHINee Minho injured his face during movie filming

source: OH_mes, naver
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Kim Min Suk to enlist on Dec 10th

On December 3, it was reported that actor Kim Min Suk will be enlisting this month. His agency Respect Entertainment confirmed the news and stated, “It is true that Kim Min Suk will enlist and his date is set for December 10.” They added that he recently wrapped up filming for his upcoming films and will be spending his remaining time resting.

His agency also stated, “Kim Min Suk hopes to have a quiet enlistment, and there will be no official event scheduled for reporters or fans.”

The actor will quietly enlist on December 10 and be discharged in July 2020.

source: @soompi, soompi, naver 1 2 3

In other news, actor Jung Il Woo has been discharged from the army a few days ago!
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Gaon Chart Music Awards eliminate their Popularity Awards based on Fan Votes

The executive office of the awards show has released an official statement regarding their decision to remove the popularity award, as well as their goals for this year. They stated, “Gaon Chart and Gaon Chart Music Awards, which awards the albums, artists, and music industry professionals who shined over the past year, were created for the music industry.

“With many awards shows being held now and market saturation rising, both singers and fans are feeling increasingly fatigued, and the prestige and symbolism of such music awards shows is fading.

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source: @soompi, soompi, naver

Proceeds of "Remix 119" will be donated to fire victims

Hip-hop track "REMIX 119," a version of the original "119" staged by rappers on the 7th season of Mnet's rap competition series "Show Me The Money," will be used for a good cause. Hip-pop label AOMG said Monday it would donate all proceeds to fire fighters and victims of fire-related tragedies.

"REMIX 119" was released on major music streaming sites on Sunday. The song is a large-scale production, with 51 hip-hop artists, including "Show Me The Money" top artists and producers contributing to the nearly 30-minute digital track.

Featuring: 박재범, Simon Dominic, 로꼬, Ugly Duck, 우원재, 식케이(Sik-K), Woodie Gochild, HAON(김하온), 개코, 비와이(BewhY), 팔로알토(Paloalto), 지투(G2), 레디(Reddy), 스웨이디(Sway D), 오왼 오바도즈(Owen Ovadoz), The Quiett, 창모(CHANGMO), 해쉬스완(Hash Swan), 김효은, 딥플로우(Deepflow), 넉살, ODEE, 롸키엘(Rocky L), EK, Los, Chaboom(차붐),스윙스(Swings), 기리보이, NO:EL, Jvcki Wai, 저스디스(JUSTHIS), 한요한, 윤훼이(YUNHWAY), 존오버(Jhnovr), Coogie, 펀치넬로 (punchnello), 페노메코(PENOMECO), 디보(Dbo), 행주, 지구인, 보이비(Boi.B), Ja Mezz, 데이데이(Dayday), Junoflo(주노플로), 플로우식(Flowsik), 킬라그램(KILLAGRAMZ), 염따(YumDDa), myunDo, TakeOne, 그레이(GRAY)

source: The Korea Times & 창모1llionaire Ambition

Yoo Yeon-Seok and Son Ho-Jun to Host Upcoming tvN Variety Show

On November 29, tvN announced the launch of upcoming variety show, “Coffee Friends.” The program features actors Yoo Yeon-Seok and Son Ho-Jun as its main MC’s, and aims to premiere sometime in January, 2019.

In the variety show, the two actors will run a coffee show located in a tangerine farm on Jeju Island. During the show, Son and Yoo will serve their guests cups of coffee and donate the profit they had generated from their business to a charitable cause.

The show was inspired by their “Coffee Friends” project, which started in March. By driving the truck and giving out coffee they had made themselves in exchange for donations, they had hoped to show the public how easy it is to start donating for those in need.

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source: KPopLove via Korea Daily

Half of foreign students at SNU don't understand Korean lectures

About half of foreign students studying at Seoul National University (SNU) have a poor understanding of major classes conducted in the Korean language, a poll released Monday showed.

According to the survey of 432 foreign students by the university's Diversity Council, 47.2 percent said they have little to no understanding of major classes conducted in Korean.

It found 24.3 percent of the respondents having no understanding, while 22.9 percent said they don't understand much. Only 17.8 percent said they can mostly understand the classes.

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source: Yonhap News

CJ ENM invest US$1 mln in American musical

South Korean media and entertainment company CJ ENM has invested about US$ 1 million in the production of "Moulin Rouge," a Broadway musical set to open in June, the company said Monday.

It became the company's third participation in the production of overseas musicals after "Kinky Boots" and "The Bodyguard."

We have put our name early on the list of producers with a 1-million-dollar investment," CJ ENM said in a release. "This will help strengthen our capability to produce musicals in overseas markets."

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source: Yonhap News & Moulin Rouge! the Musical
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IU gifted Gucci Rings & Chanel shoes/iPhones to Twice as thanks for guesting at her concert

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source: Yen@OH, @twicett520, @subjectkpop

Acting Couple Lee Dong-Gun and Jo Yoon-hee Unveil Family Photo

On Monday, Jo Yoon-hee shared a photo of her self with her husband and daughter on Instagram. In the picture, the three are dressed in traditional Korean clothing and smile brightly at the camera.

The couple married last year and welcomed this daughter in December of the same year.

This must be for the baby's first birthday? You may remember them as a couple in the drama "The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop", and then announced they were together irl after the show ended. You may also remember that they announced they were married and expecting a child about 3 months after he announced his breakup with Tara's Jiyeon.

source: KPopLove via Korea Daily
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GOT7 "Present : YOU" &ME Edition Album Listening Post

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Sources: Newza TV 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / gif

Teaser & Album PreviewTrack List Album Preview Ver. 2 Teaser Image (group)
Teaser Image (JB, Jackson, Bambam) Teaser Image (Jinyoung, Mark, Youngjae & Yugyeom)
Winter Story with I GOT7 + Lyrics Images M/V Teaser "Miracle" M/V ☆ Album Listening Post

Some of the unit songs are from their 2016 tour but they're re-recorded with their new(?) voices! And some are from this year's tour.

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SME goes on record about Haka use in Simon Says

Management of K-Pop band NCT 127 apologise for Haka


Management for the K-Pop band NCT 127 have apologised for not consulting Māori before using a haka in their latest music video.

Stuff reported last week that Tūhoe lecturer Karlite Rangihau was offended by the group's use of a traditional Māori haka in their new video, Simon Says.

In an email to Rangihau, Emily Oh from SM Entertainment, who manages the South Korean group, said they used the haka because of its "uplifting words".

"We apologise if any offence was taken regardless of our intentions. "We really understand and appreciate your concern and opinion," the email said.

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SME owning up to their own wrong doing and apologizing....2018 is rly weird

Red Velvet’s Yeri & NCT DREAM collab is for "Trolls" movie OST

On December 4, SM announced that Red Velvet’s Yeri and NCT DREAM have collaborated as the second artists to release a track for “SM Station Season 3.”

According to the reports, the upcoming track “Hair in the Air” features Yeri of Red Velvet and Renjun, Jaemin, and Jeno of NCT DREAM. The track will also be used as the title track of Dream Works’ animation film “Trolls,” which will air in South Korea on Tooniverse on December 20. Furthermore, Haechan, Chenle, and Jisung have also collaborated on track “Best Day Ever,” which is another track that will be played during the broadcast of “Trolls” on Tooniverse.

Meanwhile, the two tracks “Hair in the Air” and “Best Day Ever” will drop on December 13 at 6PM, KST.

Their little IG video together can be found in this post

source: KPopLove via Korea Daily

Xia Junsu Tears Up At Comeback Concert As He Opens Up About His Broadcast Ban & Artist Life

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sources: withxiahcom (youtube), @shinkipeia (1, 2), newsen, @xianonymity (1, 2) - they subbed the vid + comment

i really wanted to share this because it was really heartbreaking to read/watch about this, i hope it's ok mods! ;; it's something we already know, but for him to openly address it like this and open up about his recent struggles, it was really hard to watch :( i'm glad he's continuing on though! on a bright note, in his latest vlive, jaejoong mentioned that he's filming for some show (not online one like photo people) and he's been spotted with comedian lee jinho and fti's jonghoon, so i'm hoping it's able to be broadcasted and it means things are somewhat looking up!!
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- 7 member boy group that debuted on September 18
- mini album is called "The Big Dipper"
- before debuting they took part in Mumbai's 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival as judges
- on October 27 and 28, they returned to India to showcase "Your Difference"

Sources: 워너뮤직코리아 (Warner Music Korea),
Soompi, mumbaimirror.indiatimes, 2

mv is ordinary but their album is solid. I highly recommend these songs off their mini: close love, intro, and falling petals. best debut of 2018 next to ateez imo!