September 8th, 2021

hyungwon waiting

Jung Woo-sung donates 100 mln won to support humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan

Screenshot (773).png


South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung has donated 100 million won (US$85,740) to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Korea to provide humanitarian aid to people in war-torn Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.

According to the South Korean office of the U.N. refugee agency, Jung, the goodwill ambassador for the agency, donated the money to "help Afghans under threats of violence and terrorism."

"I hope this money will help Afghans who have lost their homes and are living in dark times in the recent crisis and also UNHCR officials working to help them," Jung said, calling for more attention to the situation.

Collapse )



source: Yonhap News
hyungwon waiting

MAMA 2021 sets a date

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), a major Korean music awards ceremony, is slated to take place at CJ ENM Contents Studio in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, on Dec. 11.

Its organizer, CJ ENM, has not decided whether to take the awards online or not. The entertainment giant said in a statement Wednesday that it will "take the government's COVID-19 guidelines and the safety of people into consideration" before reaching a final decision.

The names of the K-pop stars joining the event will be announced in the coming months, and a plethora of high-profile singers are expected to be on hand. Last year, BTS, TWICE, SEVENTEEN, Monsta X and Stray Kids performed on the MAMA stage.

Collapse )





Shoutout to the ones who can still remember it as "MKMF" too



source: The Korea Times
hyungwon waiting

Baekgu becomes first honorary rescue dog after saving missing woman




A dog named Baekgu has become Korea's first honorary 119 rescue dog after playing a critical role in the search for a missing elderly woman.

According to the South Chungcheong Provincial Government and emergency officials, the dog was given the title Monday for helping rescue workers find its owner, a 93-year-old dementia patient who fell unconscious in a field, 2 kilometers from her home, Aug. 25.

The woman's daughter, surnamed Shim, filed a missing person report to police after being unable to contact her mother for hours. They checked CCTV footage and saw Kim leave the village at dawn. But despite search efforts with volunteers, they could not find her for nearly two days.

Collapse )





In case you needed to see this today



source: The Korea Times
  • aures

(Unconfirmed) SONAMOO's Euijin, Newsun, Minjae have terminated their contracts with TS Entertainment


Collapse )

Sources: nugupromoter, spotvnews

TS has ~allegedly~ filed for bankruptcy not too long ago, so I'm not surprised this is still unconfirmed. But given the status of the group, agency and members I can't see why a news outlet would report on this if it's untrue. Be free, members!
Marc Pumkin

Who's in? Who's out? This week's Billboard Charts are here!

Insert picture description


What's new? BTS' "Butter" is No 1 for the 10th week, making it the 40th single in the history of the HOT 100 to stay at that spot for 10 weeks and more. Megan Thee Stallion is not mentioned on the HOT 100 because Billboard's rules for remixes require that a version make up more than 50% of the chart points to be credited (boooooo).


Collapse )

Sources: Billboard.com 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5, billboard charts Twitter, BTS Official Twitter
hyungwon waiting

IOC suspends N. Korean Olympic committee for not participating in Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided Wednesday to suspend North Korea's national Olympic committee for unilaterally deciding not to take part in the Tokyo Olympic Games, a suspension that will bar the North from participating in next year's Beijing Winter Games.

"The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee today decided to suspend the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (PRK NOC) until the end of 2022, as a result of the NOC's unilateral decision not to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020," the IOC said on its website, referring to North Korea by its official name.

The IOC said the PRK NOC was the only national Olympic committee that did not participate in the Tokyo Olympics. North Korea announced in April it would not be taking part in the Tokyo Olympic Games, citing its need to protect its athletes from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collapse )





source: Yonhap News
  • aures

Kim Jong Kook Donates 70 Million Won Of His YouTube Income To Good Cause

Kim Jong Kook has donated all the proceeds from several of his YouTube videos to a meaningful cause!

Back in June, Kim Jong Kook launched his own YouTube channel (punnily entitled “GYM JONG KOOK“), and it was an instant hit. Just two months and a handful of videos later, the workout-focused channel had already made Forbes Korea’s annual list of the 20 celebrity YouTube channels estimated to have raked in the highest earnings over the past year.
Collapse )

Sources: Soompi, Naver 1, 2

Some good news for today!
jennie's meh face

(TW) Dispatch reveals screenshots and conversation records between Mina, Jimin and other AOA members

Dispatch has released a report revealing conversations involving current and former AOA members.

Back in July 2020, former AOA member Kwon Mina wrote posts detailing years of harassment from the group’s leader Jimin.

On September 8, Dispatch released messages and transcripts of conversations related to this situation.
Collapse )

sources: soompi, @kvwowv (now deleted), naver
jennie's meh face

Jimin and Seolhyun spotted at a cafe, neighbor gives update on Jimin's daily life after AOA

Multiple eyewitnesses have come forward with testimony about former AOA member Jimin.

On the 5th, a netizen A left a comment on an online community and revealed that they're a resident from the same neighborhood that Jimin lives in.

A alleged they lived in the same building as Jimin and shared candid thoughts about her daily life after she left AOA. A stated, "I often see her when she walks her dog but she always keeps her head down, so I feel sorry. I hope she can go out confidently in the future."
Collapse )
sources: dailynaver, OSEN