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Korean Cafe Chain CEO To Be Tried For Blackmailing Celebrity Girlfriend After Breakup
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Korean Cafe Chain CEO To Be Tried For Blackmailing Celebrity Girlfriend After Breakup

The CEO of popular Korean cafe chain Coffee Smith will be tried for blackmailing his female celebrity ex-girlfriend (hereafter referred to as “A”) after she told him she wanted to end their relationship.

July 11, the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office revealed that the CEO, Mr. Son, will be prosecuted without detention.

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According to the prosecutor’s office, Mr. Son, around late 2014, threatened to ruin his girlfriend’s career upon hearing that she wanted to break up. He threatened to release a video of her, and said, “I’ll make it so you can’t appear on television by telling everyone you’re a gold-digger who got money out of me by pretending to want to get married. If you can’t return all the money that I spent on you, then give me at least 100 million won (approximately $86,800).” As a result, between two payments, he received a total of 160 million won (approximately $139,000) from A.

North Korean defector who became a celebrity in South Korea returns to North Korea
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North Korean defector who became a celebrity in South Korea returns to North Korea

According to an exclusive by Joongang Ilbo, on July 16, a former defector of North Korea appeared on a North Korean propaganda media called 'Our Nation'. This individual used to go by the name of Im Ji Hyun back in South Korea and was a celebrity, starring on a show called 'South and North Korean Women' (clip below). On the North Korean propaganda show, she is now referred to as Jeon Hye Sung. When she used to go by Im Ji Hyun back in South Korea, she introduced herself as someone who used to be in the People's Forces Command in North Korea. But also spoke about the things she and many had to do while in North Korea.

Defector to South Korea and Celebrity, Im Ji-hyun, Reappears on North Korean Broadcast
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Defector to South Korea and Celebrity, Im Ji-hyun, Reappears on North Korean Broadcast

The media is a dangerous playground for those choosing to enter its grasp. As fans of K-pop, we are familiar with how manipulative the media can be in influencing an objective point of view. Scandals are rampant in the news, and truths are often perverted out of shape. The idols we love to watch are often performing an ideal public image and we barely get to see their true selves.

Even with these supposedly frivolous entertainment news, we are faced with the complexities of media construction. When international politics gets thrown into the mix, we see how the world of entertainment and the media have far more puppeteers pulling the strings than are visible onscreen.

7 Epic Korean Celebrity Circles That Are Major Friendship Goals
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7 Epic Korean Celebrity Circles That Are Major Friendship Goals

Although Korean celebrities all have very busy and packed schedules, they still make time for their close group of friends, which often includes other celebrities. As individuals in the same field, these friendships seem to be stronger and last longer, as they can provide comfort, advice, and support to one another through their shared experience in the entertainment world.

The first circle of friends is the 92 Club, which consists of EXIDs Hani, MAMAMOOs Moonbyul, BTSs Jin, B1A4s Sandeul and Baro, as well as VIXXs Ken.

Man Attacks This Korean Celebrity At Night - Knocks Out 5 of Her Teeth + Facial Injuries
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Man Attacks This Korean Celebrity At Night - Knocks Out 5 of Her Teeth + Facial Injuries

Horrifying news has struck the hearts of many netizens as it was recently reported that this Korean celebrity was gruesomely attacked in the dead of night. The assailant beat her with his fists and left her in the hospital traumatized.

On September 21st it was stated that DJ Joy was physically assaulted on the streets of Gyeonggi while walking home after a night out. The Gyeonggi Province Police had filed the following written report about the attack and her injuries: "A 28-year-old man (A) randomly attacked DJ Joy, wildly beating her with his fists. He's reported to have broken 5 of her teeth, and she's also reported to have suffered serious injuries to her face."