“Haeundae Lovers” Producer, “We Will Limit T-ARA Soyeon’s Role, We will Protect our Actors and our Drama”

“Haeundae Lovers” Producer, “We Will Limit T-ARA Soyeon’s Role, We will Protect our Actors and our Drama”

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“Haeundae Lovers” Producer, “We Will Limit T-ARA Soyeon’s Role, We will Protect our Actors and our Drama”

The "Haeundae Lovers" producers have opened up about the demands of removing T-ARA member Soyeon from the drama.

The producers commented, "We are quite shocked that even before the first episode of the drama begins, the 'T-ARA crisis' happens. At that time, we had already filmed five episodes with Soyeon in it. We do not plan to remove her from the drama just yet since there is no specific proof from the 'T-ARA crisis' yet."

They continued, "However, because this 'crisis' is such a big issue, we will be limiting Soyeon's role in the drama. Soyeon is having a hard time with all this going on as she is still young. We hope that her agency will somehow find a way to fix this. Soyeon is currently working very hard on her role in the drama."

They added, "As an adult reading theses comments online, I found many of them to be a bit overboard and found myself tearing up reading a few of those. We will try to work hard to make sure these comments don't come up."

They ended with, "However, the main importance is to protect my drama and my actors. With this crisis, it is best to continue the drama and limit Soyeon's parts."

Customers Steer Clear of Troubled New Lotte Mall

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Customers Steer Clear of Troubled New Lotte Mall

Stores in the new Lotte World mall in Jamsil, Seoul are empty on Friday, the 100th day of its opening.

The sprawling halls of the new Lotte World mall in southern Seoul were eerily empty last Friday afternoon, usually peak shopping time for Korea”s avid consumers. One store owner reported a marked drop in the number of customers since late December and says now only 20 to 30 people a day stop by.”Sales have declined by around 70 percent and I wonder if I”ll be able to stay in business”, the owner added.There were no fanfares as the gigantic mall marked its first 100 days in business on Friday. A series of accidents and construction flaws have plagued the new mall, keeping any customers away who are not already deterred by the draconian parking restrictions. . ... Read more

Spring, Sentience, and Sorority in Davichi’s “Hug”

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Spring, Sentience, and Sorority in Davichi’s “Hug”

Spring, Sentience, and Sorority in Davichi’s “Hug” Written by Irteqa On February 1, 2015

One thing utterly unique about Davichi is the fact that both songstresses, Hae-ri and Min-kyung, emit an outstanding warmth in unity with one another. One does not vocally exceed the other, the other does not surpass the one with her beauty. They are one voice, one artist, one “shining light”, inhabiting musicality and creating nostalgia. This solitary splendor is heightened in the duo’s latest mini-album, Hug. What is more epitomizing of unity than a sweet and sisterly hug? . ... Read more

[Spoiler] "Rosy Lovers" Park Sang-won announces breakup to Lee Mi-sook

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[Spoiler] "Rosy Lovers" Park Sang-won announces breakup to Lee Mi-sook

On the 32nd episode of MBC weekend drama, “Rosy Lovers“, Lee Yeong-gook (Park Sang-won) met Jeong Si-nae (Lee Mi-sook) and told her, “I don”t think I will be able to keep the promise with you. So please don”t wait for me”. . ... Read more

Culture Day program set to expand

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Culture Day program set to expand

President Park Geun-hye examines a painting from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) at an exhibition June 25 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul. Her visit was to promote the government-led Culture Day program. [Blue House Press Corps] . ... Read more

Joseon sites discovered in Jongno

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Joseon sites discovered in Jongno

At the site behind Jonggak Tower in Jongno, central Seoul, archaeologists found alleyways and building sites formed between the early part of the Joseon Dynasty and Japan”s colonial period (1910-45). Provided by the Cultural Heritage Administration . ... Read more