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Singer Eddy Kim Latest Name Involved in Jung Joon Young Kakao ChatsOn April 4, 2019, former Superstar K 4 contestant and singer-songwriter Eddy Kim was revealed as another participant of the sexually-explicit Jung Joon Young KakaoTalk chats. Originally, he was named as a witness and questioned on March 31,...
TS Entertainment Seeks Damages from Former SECRET Member, Song JieunEmbattled company, TS Entertainment, is back with another lawsuit as they are reportedly seeking to sue former SECRET member Song Jieun for damages. TS Entertainment claims that when Jieun signed with Haewadal Entertainment in January 2019,...
A-JAX Announce Disbandment; DSP Media ConfirmsK-Pop group A-JAX announced their official disbandment March 31, 2019. Their agency, DSP Media, confirmed the news by stating the group members’ contracts have ended. In a statement, DSP said: Hello, this is DSP Media. We would like to...
Suzy Leaves JYP Entertainment After Nine YearsAfter nine years with the company, singer and actress Bae Suzy departed JYP Entertainment (JYPE) at the end of her contract. On March 26, 2019, JYPE confirmed the news in a statement. Hello. This is JYP Entertainment. We are announcing that...
She Did That: Kazakhstan’s Elizabet Tursynbaeva Salchows into “Her”storyThe 2018-2019 figure skating season essentially wrapped up this weekend with the completion of Worlds. This year’s competition was plenty buzzworthy with Nathan Chen taking home his second consecutive World title (the first American to do so since...
BTS to Perform on Saturday Night LiveBTS will soon add another accomplishment to their résumé this coming April. On April 13, 2019, BTS will be the musical guest on the American edition of Saturday Night Live (SNL). SNL dropped the news via a tweet March 13. The episode,...
CNBlue’s Jonghyun Admits to Seeing Hidden Camera FootageAnd then there were five. FNC Entertainment released a statement today stating that CNBLUE’s Jonghyun viewed Jung Joon Young’s hidden camera videos. Jonghyun, who is currently serving his mandatory military service, was questioned by police...
[UPDATED] Seungri’s Troubles Continue to Mount, Plans to Delay Enlistment; Seungri and Jung Questioned by PoliceOn March 14, 2019, former-idol and BIGBANG member Seungri (Lee Seunghyun) underwent 16 hours of questioning by police in connection to the prostitution allegations mounting against him. “Once again, I bow my head in deep apology to...
F.T Island’s Jonghun Leaves Group; Retires from Entertainment IndustryThe celebrity body count stemming from the Burning Sun and KakaoTalk controversies is now four. Earlier in the day on March 14, 2019, FNC Entertainment announced that F.T Island’s Jonghun has departed the group and will retire from the...
Junhyung Departs Highlight; Admits to Viewing Sex Films Shared on KakaoTalkAfter initially denying the allegations that he was part of the infamous KakaoTalk chats, Highlight’s Junhyung now admits he viewed some of the sexually explicit videos shared on the chat. On March 14, 2019, he announced that he has left...
Highlight’s Dongwoon, Gikwang, and Junhyung to EnlistThe remaining Highlight (formerly BEAST) members are scheduled to enlist within the next few months. Back in January, Gikwang announced that he will be enlisting for his mandatory service April 18, 2019 when he will report to the Korea Army...
[UPDATE] Seungri’s Exclusive Contract with YG Entertainment TerminatedFollowing Seungri’s retirement announcement, YG Entertainment announced March 13, 2019 that his exclusive contract with the company has been terminated. In a statement, YG Entertainment addressed the situation. Hello, this is YG...
[UPDATE] Jung Joon Young Issues Apology, Leaves Entertainment IndustryFollowing reports regarding Jung Joon Young’s alleged involvement in the KakaoTalk chats and sharing sex videos, on March 12, 2019, Jung shared his official apology and announced he will depart the entertainment industry. In his letter,...
[UPDATE] Jung Joon Young Identified as One of the Burning Sun Chat ParticipantsNote: Articles written about this topic are not accusing anyone of guilt. The stories just relay information. All parties are innocent until proven guilty. Singer, actor, and variety show regular, Jung Joon Young (Drug Restaurant, 2 Days...
[UPDATE] Seungri Announces Retirement from Entertainment IndustryNote: Articles written about this topic are not accusing anyone of guilt. The stories just relay information. All parties are innocent until proven guilty. In an unexpected turn of events, Seungri announced on March 11, 2019 that he is...
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