June 25th, 2020


Online trolls fined for defaming singer IU

Online trolls have been fined for insulting and defaming singer IU, according to her management company EDAM Entertainment, Wednesday.

"Some attackers, who heavily slandered IU and posted too many malicious comments about her, were indicted over insult and defamation," the agency said. "Considering the gravity of the crime, the court slapped them with fines higher than what the prosecutor had sought."

But EDAM did not reveal the exact amount.

The music label said investigation of the remaining attackers is under way.

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source: The Korea Times

Zombie flick "#ALIVE" sells more than 200,000 tickets on opening day

Zombie flick "#ALIVE," starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye, drew more than 200,000 moviegoers on its release day, June 24.

The movie sold 204,071 tickets on the day, according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), Thursday, recording the most number of daily filmgoers since February.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of moviegoers in Korea has been plummeting, with numerous films ― including "The Closet" ― garnering fewer than 100,000 people on the first day of release.

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source: The Korea Times
d.o. ☆call me baby comeback.

A.C.E - Agency to Re-Edit 'Stand By You' Music Video

English is below the the fold on that twitter post.

After fans noted, and rightfully so, that the MV contains a scene that has the group dressed in costumes and dancing around to imitate indigenous people. BEAT has released a statement that they'll re-edit it.

Source: @Official_ACE7

if this was directed by the same person who's done their content for the last little while he worked on parasite which pretty clearly showed how insensitive it is to appropriate someone else's culture, in particular indigenous people.

IRENE & SEULGI "Monster" release schedule

"IRENE & SEULGI's title track "Monster" is described as a Pop Dance track which includes a heavy bass line, Dubstep elements and the charismatic vocals of both Irene and Seulgi" - balloon_wanted via daum

source: RVsmtown

Court says artist not guilty of fraud for selling "heavily assisted paintings"

The Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed a ruling that cleared a singer-painter of fraud for selling his paintings that were created with the help of assistants.

Cho Young-nam, once a popular folk singer, was accused of fraudulently selling 21 pieces of art to 17 people for a total of 153 million won (US$126,792) from September 2011 to January 2015. Cho called the paintings his own, but it was later found out that assistants he had hired actually painted them, and he only added some final touches.

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source: Yonhap News

"Into The Ring" drama teaser trailers

Koo Se Ra (Nana) comes from a poor background, but she still manages to have bright personality. She supports herself by taking part-time work. She is famous in her local ward office for constantly filming civil complaints. Meanwhile, Seo Kong Myung (Park Sung Hoon) works as a fifth-grade public officer. He sticks to his principles no matter what and he does his job well. Other people do not like him due to his unfriendly personality. He gets involved with Koo Se Ra.

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Starting July 1st on KBS2

source: KOCOWA TV 1 2 3 4 & koreandrama
nayeon tonight show

Meet JYPE’s New Japanese Girl Group “NiziU”

(Original video was deleted, so a compilation video of stand out scenes of each member was added)

This group was made through the ‘Nizi Project’ reality show. NiziU has 9 members, just like Twice. They range from 15-19 years old. The group has all Japanese members (and one member, Nina, her mother is Japanese and her dad is a white American). They will be prioritizing Japanese promotions but will also have Korean promotions. The girls release their debut digital album June 30th with title track “Make You Happy”.

Meet the members under the cut. The video does a quick highlight of some of girls’ performances on the show.

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Source: D&m multi, information and pictures from Kprofiles.com, xtarboi (1), xtarboi(2)

SF9 "9loryUS" jacket posters - group & members

Group posters

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Source: SF9official 1, 2, 3, 4