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Junyoung and Star Empire Is In A Fierce Battle

Junyoung and Star Empire Is In A Fierce Battle

Recently, the singer Moon Junyoung (also known as Lee Hoo) has written a heartfelt letter expressing his grudge against his company, Star Empire and the CEO Shin Joo Hak.

Through the letter, Moon Junyoung denounced the predatory behaviors of Star Empire and their effects that push him into despair.

The letter revealed that, Moon Junyoung had once attempted to commit suicide before he got critical depressed. Beside, Moon Junyoung also confided concern for his fellow members. The star emphasized that, if Star Empire didn’t improve their strict regulations, he would go to extreme measures. Moreover, Moon Junyoung begged sites not to take down his name from the search engine....

Star Empire Announces ZE:A Moon Junyoung’s Hiatus, Gives More Details About the Controversy

Star Empire Announces ZE:A Moon Junyoung’s Hiatus, Gives More Details About the Controversy

Star Empire, management agency of ZE:A, uploaded just recently an official statement today on various social network sites (SNS) belonging to member and leader Moon Junyoung, as well as to the group’s official sites. It announced the hiatus of the group leader and explains the recent controversy. Moon Junyoung also personally reached out to explain and apologize for the situation.

In the official statement, Star Empire apologizes and explains the controversy that recently occurred between Moon Junyoung and the agency. In an effort to relay the “exact truth,” says the agency, this official statement is being released. ...

Star Empire announces ZE:A"s Lee Hoo (Junyoung) will temporarily cease promotions and SNS

Star Empire announces ZE:A"s Lee Hoo (Junyoung) will temporarily cease promotions and SNS

Despite assurances from ZE:A”s Lee Hoo (Junyoung), Star Empire Entertainment has stated that he”ll be temporarily ceasing promotions with the group as well as communications with fans through SNS.

In an official statement posted to ZE:A”s fan cafe on October 21, Star Empire started out by apologizing for the issues that have arisen recently concerning Lee Hoo, ZE:A, and Star Empire head Shin Joo Hak. The statement then went on to explain the misunderstandings and rumors associated with the apparent conflicts....

Korean literature in English: "Everlasting Empire"

Korean literature in English: "Everlasting Empire"

Yi In-hwa”s full-length novel “Everlasting Empire” revolves around a suspicious murder that occurred at the royal palace at dawn on January 19, 1800, during late Joseon times.

Yi In-hwa”s 1993 novel “Everlasting Empire” is now published in English for a wider audience.

In the process of cracking the murder case, the narrative exposes the conflict between two factions of the royal court.

The story is set in 18th century Joseon under the reign of its 22nd monarch, King Jeongjo (r. 1776-1800). The king attempts to strengthen royal authority but comes into conflict with opposition forces. Despite this unceasing opposition, the king pursues absolute royal power. ...

VIDEO: Korean cosmetics brand Tony Moly unveils B1A4’s CF for their “Gold 24K Mask”

VIDEO: Korean cosmetics brand Tony Moly unveils B1A4’s CF for their “Gold 24K Mask”

On October 7th, a CF for Tony Moly’s “Gold 24K Mask” featuring B1A4 was released!

The CF is called “B1A4 Gold Story” and is a part of B1A4’s ad campaign with Tony Moly. The short video features the members of B1A4 acquiring gold through strange methods such as gold bars, gold teeth, and even a golden “piano” of sorts!

The video then ends with a composite of all the members together looking suave, but humorous at the same time.

Meanwhile, B1A4 has been touring throughout the U.S., starting off with New York on the East Coast and ending in San Francisco on the West Coast. ...

ZE:A Taehun Defends Decision To Participate In MMA Program 'Crying Fist 4' Despite Injury And Group's Troubles With Their Label Star Empire

ZE:A Taehun Defends Decision To Participate In MMA Program 'Crying Fist 4' Despite Injury And Group's Troubles With Their Label Star Empire

(Photo : XTN ) Taeheon appeared happy to participate in his MMA match.

On September 23, ZE:A”s Taehun appeared on the recent episode of the MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting program “Crying Fist 4.” His appearance on the program was part of an audition round for “Crying Fist,” making him the first K-Pop idol to attempt MMA.

Taehun appeared hopeful on during the start of the September 23 episode. His appearance on “Crying Fist 4” is of interest, due to the fact that he sustained an injury to his nose during the September 12 taping, that later required surgery....

ZE:A"s Kwanghee speaks up in defense of Lee Hoo to say there was no money exchanged during the dispute with Star Empire CEO

ZE:A"s Kwanghee speaks up in defense of Lee Hoo to say there was no money exchanged during the dispute with Star Empire CEO

Kwanghee cleared up rumors pertaining to the situation with ZE:A, especially regarding the ones that speculated that leader Lee Hoo (Junyoung) had decided not to reveal the “explosive secrets” after receiving money during his meeting with Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak.

Kwanghee opened up about the sensitive situation on his Instagram on the 24th, writing, “Hello, it”s ZE:A”s Kwanghee. After a long talk late at night on Sunday, the conversation between all of our ZE:A members and agency ended on a positive direction. All of the members participated and my heart felt as ease because we were able to solve the issue amicably. However, my heart is not at peace right now due to the misunderstandings that have risen concerning leader Junyoung. There are rumors that Junyoung received money to quickly resolve the matter. It is totally false. All of our members were present at the meeting and Junyoung did not receive any money. Junyoung, our members, and agency, who all work hard on ZE:A”s behalf, will work to greet you with good news. We apologize for causing worry and concern to many.” ...

Star Empire Releases Official Statement and Junyoung Updates Twitter, Agreement Reached

Star Empire Releases Official Statement and Junyoung Updates Twitter, Agreement Reached

Star Empire has released their official statement regarding the latest controversy with ZE:A‘s leader Junyoung‘s series of tweets criticizing the company’s CEO Shin Joo Hak.

The following is the official statement released by Star Empire, sent out at 8:25am on September 22:

“Hello, this is Star Empire. Firstly, we apologize for causing the ZE:A fans to worry.

Late last night, Moon Junyoung and CEO Shin Joo Hak met, shared their honest feelings, and made up. Talking to the heart’s content the entire night with Junyoung, we were able to successfully arrive at an understanding. ...

Star Empire releases statement on how the situation with ZE:A was solved

Star Empire releases statement on how the situation with ZE:A was solved

Star Empire has commented on how they dealt with ZE:A“s situation.

Although we have had Lee Hoo“s multiple tweets, TV Report got a comment from a Star Empire employee, who said, “After midnight, [Lee Hoo] and CEO Shin Joo Hak met to start talking. They talked openly about everyhting, including their misunderstandings and friction. Through this chance, they were able to actually have a good talk. They will be able to have an easy relationship.”  ...

ZE:A Leader Moon Junyoung Reveals Changes to Star Empire Contract, Urges Agencies to Treat K-Pop Idols Better

ZE:A Leader Moon Junyoung Reveals Changes to Star Empire Contract, Urges Agencies to Treat K-Pop Idols Better

Following a series of tweets detailing his struggles and mistreatment as an idol by Star Empire CEO Shin Joo Hak, ZE:A leader Moon Junyoung (Lee Ho) shed some light as to what went down during discussions with the agency.

It seems like Star Empire, ZE:A’s agency, will now be going through some big changes, starting with the management of the agency and specific contractual terms. Junyoung also urges agencies to resolve any issues with their artists internally, calling for better treatment of idols in the industry. ...