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T-ARA, "Bullying" Scandal is the Worst Since Their Debut

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T-ARA, Bullying Scandal Is The Worst Since Their DebutT-ARA has been suffering with the worst scandal since their debut involving their member Hwayoung.

Hwayoung's 'Bullied/Loner Scandal' has made previous actions of T-ARA look bad and had negative consequences on their group's image.

Among them, Boram is said to have bullied her the most. On the 29th, a picture of Boram and Hwayoung, who was holding a broken umbrella, walking side by side was posted on a website. This posting said, 'Boram used her umbrella to damange Hwayoung's umbrella more' and made the recent troubles worse.

Jiyeon was seen putting down Hwayoung on an entertainment program, Hyomin wrote on her Twitter, "There is a reason for everything." There are even past photos of the six members being mocked.

T-ARA's Jiyeon, Eunjung, Hyomin, Boram, Soyeon wrote tweets that seemed to have relations to pointing out Hwayoung not being able to perform because of her leg injury. Hwayoung then wrote on her Twitter, "Sometimes even with determination it's too much. At times like these it's upsetting, but I believe there's a good meaning behind it that God has provided. Hoot."

The representative of Core Contents Media, Kim Kwang Soo, stated "After I return from this business trip in Japan, I will make an announcement about T-ARA on the 30th."

After Hwayoung injured her leg on SBS "Inkigayo" that aired on the 22nd, she was seen performing in a chair at the concert in Japan. Ever since, she has not been on air.

GFRIEND Takes 5th Win for “Rough” on “Inkigayo”

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GFRIEND Takes 5th Win for “Rough” on “Inkigayo”

GFRIEND Takes 5th Win for Rough on Inkigayojun2yng February 7, 2016 0 Because of the Lunar New Year’s specials airing this weekend, SBS’s “Inkigayo” did now not air these days (February 7). Instead, the winners were publishedby the use of the “Inkigayo” house page.

GFRIEND took No. 1 on “Inkigayo” and nicely swept all tunepresentations this week, with contemporaryunencumber “Rough.” In 2nd and 3rdposition were Block B’s Zico with “I Am You, You're Me” and Crush with “Don’t Forget” featuring Taeyeon.

Netizens claim Naeun is not an elite visual?

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Netizens claim Naeun is not an elite visual?

After seeing contemporarypictures of the A Dice Entertainment singer, which earned her compliment from the media for her incredibly thin waist, netizens targetedas a substitute on her face. Comparing Naeun to emerging stars such as AOASeolhyun and TWICETzuyu, netizens have claimed that Naeun can not compare to todays best beauties.

Koreaboo has accrued reactions from Netizens who commented at thelong-established article from our Korean source. The under comments are the maximumsmartly liked comments at the time of this article being published.

Veteran Court Interpreter Kept Busy by ability of Foreign Crime

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When Joo Mi-hye was onceintroduceda task every bit a court interpreter all the style through the notorious Itaewon homicide lawsuit in 1997, she grew to become IT down. The crime, in which two young men with American backgrounds were accused of stabbing a Korean faculty student in a fast-food joint, gave the impressionjust too grisly.But in the retrial that beganfinal October, Joo (60) felt sufficiently weathered to settle for the job. She says that her paintingsrevel in has taught her now not to arrive at fast judgments about people.

Now a 19-year veteran, Joo is one of the vital longest-serving court interpreters in Korea. She got here here in overdue 1997 after graduating from Long island University and turned into asked through the Suwon District Court to interpret for the duration of a trial. "I started out doing the work part-time but it has since transform a full-time job", she says.There are more than three hundred court interpreters in Seoul alone. Call for has risen with the building up in crimes involving foreigners, from 13,000 instances in 2004 to 35,000 in 2013. The nationalities of foreigners committing crimes here have also develop into more diverse. The Ideal Court has 1,734 court interpreters on its roster. Some 329 can talk Chinese, 314 English, and 224 Japanese. Yet there also are interpreters fluent in Bengali, Burmese, Hindi and Kazakh, Interpreters say translating regional dialects is the maximum difficult. Nigerians, for instance, speak English, but there are 250 tribes the usage of their own dialects. "It's English, but it gets tricky if it's milescombined alongside local dialects and tribal languages". She admits the words she fears hearing the most are, "That's not what I'm saying". Joo says she is pleased with her work and feels she is serving as a civilian diplomat. She says her recommendation to foreigners in court is simple: "Be well mannered and tell the truth".

Prominent Firm Bosses Speak about What It Takes to Be successful as an Idol

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Prominent Firm Bosses Speak about What It Takes to Be successful as an Idol

Prominent Firm Bosses Talk about What It Takes to Be successful every bit an Idolhellohalcyon February 6, 2016 0 February 6, at the Lunar New Years special broadcast of SBSs The Boss Is Watching, the CEOs of several prominent entertainment agencies discussed what it takes to succeed as an idol.

During the broadcast, MC Jun Hyun Moo and Lee Soo Geun asked the panel of agency bosses about the hardships they faced whilstarising their idols. When the president of GFRIENDs agency used to be asked if he expected success, he humbly replied, I didnt. It became luck.

However the CEO of EXIDs agency, Jun Seung Hee, said, I think any individual can consider me here. Whilst you think, The talents are excellent and the songs are good, yet why am I no longer succeeding? I suspect thats when you want to have luck. He then continued, However, that luck handiest comes when youpaintings very demanding while looking ahead to it.

Big Bang returns to Japan's 'Music Station' for the primary time in 3.5 years!

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Big Bang returns to Japan's 'Music Station' for the primary time in 3.5 years!

The boys returned to Japan's 'Music Station' for the primary time in 3 and a part years to accomplishthe japanese versions of "Bang Bang Bang" and "Fantastic Baby". The men likewise had their interview on 'Music Station', appearing off their unrusted, very best Japanese.

Netizens speak about fresh the head 3 woman teams ago and the present

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Netizens speak about  fresh  the head 3 woman  teams  ago and the present

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterWith former most sensible group KARA having these days disbanded, netizens discussed the adjustments in the pinnaclefeminine idol teams over the years. Even supposing there were some popular lady groups ahead of the emergence of groups reminiscent of Girls Generation, loversnowadays are perhapsconversant inthe tip3woman groups in Wonder Girls, Women Generation, and KARA. Today, however, netizens chose Girls Generation, Apink, and SISTAR as the peak girl groups, causing much discussion among fans.

Koreaboo has accrued reactions from Netizens who commented at thenormal article from our Korean source. The under comments are the maximumneatly liked comments at the time of this article being published.

I trust thisWhat about 2ne1?Shouldnt AOA or EXID be no less than considered?SNSD is in point of factloopyIf you are takinginto account album sales and trackratingshere is 100% proper Ago go past groups couldnt be messed with yetnowadays theyre more arguable In truthnowadays SNSD is the top and thats it Source: Instiz

KBS, SBS, and MBC cancels presentations because of North Korean missile launch

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KBS, SBS, and MBC cancels presentations  because of North Korean missile launch

Because all 3 stations showed an emergency news broadcast, SBS cancelled Lunar New Year special drama 'Yeongju', KBS 1TV cancelled 'My Friend Is 7 Years Old', and MBC cancelled 'Surprise' at 11 AM KST. KBS 2TV's 'Let's Move Dream Team' still braodcast as normal.

Park Ki Woong on His Maximum Tricky Enjoy in the Military

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Park Ki Woong on His Maximum  Tricky  Enjoy in the Military

Park Ki Woong on His MaximumTrickyRevel in in the army ehk38 February 6, 2016 0 Actor Park Ki Woong has officially finished his military provider and returned to the open fingers of fans.

Park Ki Woong also shared the most difficult experience he had all the manner through the beyondthree hundred and 65 daysand 7 months: shoveling snow. I didnt think Identificationmust shovel snow because I used to be in the police unit, yet 1 had an overly difficult time clearing it, he says. Our base used to be in Seoul, but we were in a location three hundred meters above sea level, so numerous snow fell.

Meanwhile, Park Ki Woong has showed that MBC drama Monster can be his first assignment post-discharge. The drama is slated to air this coming March following the belief of Glamorous Temptation.

BTOB’s Changsub Alternatives the lady Crew Member He Needs to move on a Commute With

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BTOB’s Changsub Alternatives  the lady  Crew Member He Needs  to move on a Commute With

BTOBs Changsub Alternativesthe womanStaff Member He Needsto move on a Commute Withck525 February 6, 2016 0 BTOB’s Changsub picked the fortunate girl he wants to go on a day trip with.

On the episode of SBS’s “The Boss Is Watching” aired on February 6, approximately 140 idols from 15 other managing agencies seemto select who the maximum productive idol is. The groups are judged by way of intelligence, athleticism, talent, luck, and teamwork.

Yet, the solution doesn’t appearjust rightadequate for Leeteuk, as he asks him to select one explicit member. This time, even Changsub’s boss is taken aback by the unforeseen question.

Kris to superstar in upcoming Hollywood film 'xXx3'

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Kris to superstar in upcoming Hollywood film 'xXx3'

Director D.J. Caruso of the approaching Hollywood film 'xXx3: The Go back of Xander Cage' tweeted, "New forged members!  #xandercagereturns #xxx3  Welcome to the Xander Zone @HermioneCorfield #KrisWu #HermioneCorfield" along sidean image of Kris and the actress.

The movie also stars Vin Diesel, Nina Dobrev, Samuel L. Jackson, Ruby Rose, Jet Li, and Tony Jaa. It is set for release in 2017.