[BREAKING] Amuro Namie Retires After 26 Years in Showbiz

October 2, 2018 | 2728 Visits

[BREAKING] Amuro Namie Retires After 26 Years in Showbiz

On September 16, 2018, one of Japan’s Queens of Pop, Amuro Namie, 41, retired from show business following a successful 26-year career. Amuro, who is considered Japan’s Madonna, is one of the country’s top-selling artists of all-time....
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[BREAKING] Former Morning Musume member, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Retires from Entertainment Industry Following Hit-and-Run Accident

After 18 years in the Japanese entertainment industry, former idol Yoshizawa Hitomi, 33, announced on September 29, 2018 that she will be retiring. She made the decision after being indicted September 26, 2018 for a hit-and-run accident that...
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KCrush Interview with Singer-songwriter, Sophiya (a.k.a Su-jeong Pae)

Sophiya Pae (Su-jeong Pae, 배수정) is a Korean-British singer-songwriter; born and raised in London, England. Sophiya has an impressive educational background and worked as an accountant at a firm in London but decided to pursue her lifelong...
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Food Vendors in Brunei

Food has a long history in cultures all across Asia and it is no different in Brunei. Street food is considered the window into a country’s culture. Even as cities continue to modernize with new cafes, fast food chains and ethnic eateries; food...
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Finding KARA in 2018

A promo pic of KARA from http://kara.dspmedia.co.kr/. From left: Park Gyuri, Goo Ha-Ra, Han Seung-yeon and Heo Youngji. A brief history Originally a female Kpop quartet, KARA was formed in 2007 with Park Gyuri, Han Seung-yeon, Kim Sung-hee,...
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[BREAKING] Cube Entertainment Retracts HyunA and E’Dawn Force-Out for Now

On September 14, 2018, Cube Entertainment CEO, Shin Dae-Nam, announced that HyunA and E’Dawn will stay with the company for now. However, a board meeting will be help to discuss the idols’ futures. The retraction appears to have been made...
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Unpopular Opinion: Hated Black’s Ending? Well, You’re Wrong

Note: The following post contains spoilers. Even though the drama Black ended in Korea a few months ago, it’s just now on Netflix for international audiences. Since it’s availability on Netflix, K-Drama lovers ignited old arguments regarding...
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[BREAKING] Conflicting Reports about Chinese Actress Fan Bingbing’s Whereabouts

On September 12, 2018, the mystery surrounding actress, model, and singer Fan Bingbing became more mysterious as reports resurfaced that the actress (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Iron Man 3, I Am Not Madame Bovary) is still missing even though...
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B.A.P’s Traince On-Hold Due to Himchan Investigation

On September 10, 2018, CableTV FashionN has decided to temporarily delay the debut of B.A.P’s Traince pending the results of the sexual assault accusations against Kim Himchan. The show was scheduled to air September 12 and September 19....
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B.A.P’s Himchan Accused of Sexual Harassment; Investigation Ongoing

On September 9, 2018, Seoul Story, Newsen, and TV Report reported that a member of B.A.P allegedly sexually harassed a woman in her 20s during a vacation in Namyang-ju. It was later revealed that the member in question is Kim Himchan. According to...
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Catching up with Ahn Jae Hyun and Goo Hye Sun

A still of Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Hae Jyun from Newlywed Diary How they started Affectionately known as the Ahn-Goo couple, Ahn Jae Hyun and Goo Hye Sun have been garnering interest from South Korean and international fans alike ever since they...
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Binge-Worthy Black One of Netflix’s Best Drama Gems

If you love thriller crime dramas with hints of comedy, romance, and fantasy, then Black is one drama worth checking out immediately. If you are a fan of the US TV shows Person of Interest (2011-2016) or Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010), then Black is...
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Unpopular Opinion: BitHit Should Focus on BTS’ Core Fans Instead of Global Fame

BTS are everywhere. From South Korea to Europe to the United States, it’s hard to go anywhere without running into an A.R.M.Y, BTS’ music, or their faces. Even in the United States, their songs and likeness are featured on products (most...
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Crazy Rich Asians One of Many Films that Prove Diversity Can Work in Hollywood

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, Hollywood lacks diversity. It’s rare when films featuring people of color make it past the Indie realm and into the mainstream world. In recent years, several films have made the push to challenge...
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Flavorless Flavors of Youth Flatter Than a Crepe

Pretty animation cannot save everything… just ask the anthology film Flavors of Youth. The 74-minute anime film comprised of three stories is the product of a collaboration of Japanese studio CoMix Wave Films (the home of the smash-hit, Your Name)...
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