December 17th, 2018


in today's wtf news: Wanna One sasaengs force hundreds of passengers off plane

The selfish behavior of three K-pop idol fans on a plane has forced hundreds of other passengers to disembark just before take-off.

On Saturday, some 360 passengers on board a Seoul-bound Korean Air flight at the Hong Kong International Airport were forced to disembark, causing a serious delay. According to industry sources, three passengers in their 20s ― two from China and one from Hong Kong ― abruptly asked to leave the plane just before it was about to take off.

The three turned out to be fans of K-pop group Wanna One that performed at the 2018 M-net Asian Music Awards (MAMA) on Friday. The three passengers ― said to have been carrying placards of the idol group ― booked one first-class seat, one business, and one economy ― to get a closer look at the idol band members, who was scheduled to take the same flight. When the K-pop band got on board, the fans flocked to where they were seated despite flight attendants' warnings. Shortly after, the fans demanded a refund and tried to get off the plane just minutes before takeoff.

According to aviation law, if even one passenger gets off the plane before takeoff, all passengers must also get off and go through security checks again for safety reasons. Flight attendants told the fans about this, but the three insisted they wanted to get off the plane, forcing hundreds of passengers to disembark and go through another round of screening, which delayed the flight departure for about an hour. Korean Air not only had to give the three passengers a refund, but also had to compensate for the delayed flight.

The South Korean air carrier asked Hong Kong police to investigate the three passengers, but the police refused, because nobody on the plane reported any damage.

source: koreatimes

INFINITE’s L has confirmed to lead upcoming drama

According to the artist’s management agency Woolim Entertainment, INFINITE’s member L will take the lead role in KBS’s new drama, “One and Only Love.” The new drama will portray an unpredictable love story between an optimistic angel Dan and a cold-hearted ballerina Yeon-seo. L is to play the role of Dan, who chooses to become a cupid for Yeon-seo in order to return to heaven.

Previously, L has proved his ability in acting in dramas including “The Emperor: Owner of the Mask” and “Ms. Hammurabi.” This time, he is to find another perfect role as the male lead of a romantic comedy drama.

“One and Only Love,” starring INFITNITE’s L and Shin Hye-sun, will premiere in May next year.

source: KPopLove via Korea Daily

Jessica's Christmas song was a collaboration with a makeup company

Jessica, a former member of K-pop group Girls' Generation, has released a Christmas carol song in collaboration with a Korean makeup company, the firm said Monday.

The song, "One More Christmas," was put out on Friday to become the first musical release from the singer in more than a year. The single was produced in collaboration with local makeup company Amuse, which launched a special holiday lip makeup edition featuring the musician.

"One More Christmas" tells a love story against the backdrop of the Christmas season.

Jessica signed a partnership with the American management firm United Talent Agency in May and has been working both in South Korea and the U.S.

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source: Yonhap News

Wanna One's contract to expire on Dec. 31 as scheduled

K-pop boy band Wanna One won't have its contract extended and is set to be disbanded at the end of this year, its agency Swing Entertainment said Tuesday.

"Wanna One's contract will expire on Dec. 31 as planned. Its official activities, however, will continue through January," the agency said in a statement. "It will participate in year-end annual awards events and meet fans for the last time through concerts next month."

The news will disappoint avid fans who had hoped the group would extend their contract and stay together for a few more years.

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source: Yonhap News