Rescue efforts continue on to recover the missing passengers who were on board the sinking ferry, but as the progress seems to be slow, some have been pointing fingers at the government for not doing enough and even preventing rescue efforts. Various broadcast stations have been airing interviews from those on scene, and earlier today, MBN aired theirs with a woman who claimed to be a citizen volunteer diver there. Her testimony especially stirred quite a bit of criticism towards the government and the maritime police, but her identity has now left many questioning the interview she gave.
A woman going by the name Hong Ga Hye told MBN news that she was with the volunteer divers aiding in the rescue. She then went on to say that although the volunteer divers were ready to do their best to help, they were actually told by the maritime police to just kill time and were even blocked from trying to help
On April 16th, a ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on a trip to Jeju island, sank off South Korea's southern coast, leaving nearly 300 people missing, 7 people dead and 55 injured. Due to the big disaster, all the entertainment programs, dramas as well as comeback schedules of many artists have been delayed to show respects for the victims. KBS1's programs: "Secret of Birth" ,"Real Experience of The World" and the drama "Love through Song" was postponed . KBS2's music program "Music Bank" planned to air on the 18th was canceled. However, drama "Golden Cross" and "Palpitating Romance" will air as scheduled. MBC's programs "Zero" ,"Shining Romance" ,"Mother's Garden" ,"The Real Story" ,"Radio Star" had been delayed
A day after the a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of people sank 11 miles off the country"s coast, the Korean Entertainment industry has decided to halt programming and schedules while the search continues for the 290 missing passengers.
Shock and horror has rattled the nation as citizens mourn one of the most tragic peacetime disasters in recent South Korean history.The ferry, bound for the southern island of Jeju, sank on Wednesday carrying 475 people, including 325 students and 14 teachers from Danwon High School, only 170 of whom have been accounted for so far.
In light of recent events, many major players in the Korean entertainment industry have put their schedules on hold as rescue efforts continue.
With the majority of South Korean broadcast networks focusing on the incident and its aftermath, entertainment programming will be cancelled for at least the next few days
Thanks to Mnet America for giving Teen Top fans their coverage of the group's US tour 'GO! Teen Top'.
The full episode shares some behind the scene footages straight from their concert tour in New York, CA, and San Jose. In addition to that, fans could also get to see the boys during their interviews and photophoot during their stay there.
Most importantly, the video will give you the lively and exciting performances of Teen Top. So watch and enjoy!
A video of Super Junior"s Choi Siwon greeting Chinese star Han Geng at Jackie Chan"s fanmeet "Peace & Love" recently gained a lot of attention. This was the first public interaction between any member of Super Junior and Han Geng since he left the group. The clip came from a Chinese television show that featured the event, and fans quickly took notice of the short meeting.
Siwon and Han Geng (known as Hankyung in Korea) debuted together in 2005 as members of SM Entertainment"s mega group Super Junior. The two worked closely together as members of Super Junior M, which promoted in China. But in 2009, Han Geng sued SM Entertainment for a slave contract, and ended up leaving the group to return to China and pursue his career there.
Although Han Geng"s career took off in China, and he is so popular in China that he was even cast in the upcoming Transformers movie, his relationship with his former group members has been difficult since the split
In 2009, Girls" Generation"s "Gee" topped Korean charts for it"s upbeat and cute style. The girl group shot to stardom, and their follow up song "Oh" had the Girls" acting as the nation"s cheerleader. Although they"ve changed their image throughout the years, Girls" Generation has generally been considered to be one of the most innocent girl groups, with their concepts being sexy while still maintaining the fact that the members are cute and innocent.
But now there"s a need for a girl group to lead the rest in cute concepts.
Several of the Girls" Generation members have recently announced that they were dating. Although their relationships were well received by fans, it solidified the idea that Girls" Generation are grown women in relationships.
Singer IU recently interviewed rookie group HIGH4, who released their music video for “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms” on April 7. In the interview, the boys explain the meaning behind their group name, “HIGH4,” which stands for reaching the top as a four-member group in various fields such as singing, acting, dancing, and also in musicals. IU also sang a duet with the group to highlight their vocal talent.
Another fun fact revealed in the interview was that MBLAQ’s Thunder, Fiestar’s Hye Mi, IU, and HIGH4’s Kim Sung Gu used to hang out in their trainee days, calling themselves the “Jjuguri” group.
For their individual interviews, HIGH4 leader Kim Sung Gu attempted to list nine charismatic points about himself
Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny revealed that the relationship between her and “Grandpas Over Flowers” Lee Seo Jin has turned slightly awkward and uncomfortable.
Having lent her voice for animation movie “Rio 2,” the idol participated in the interview session of the film held at Conrad Hotel on April 8. As the reporters took turns asking Sunny questions, she was asked about Lee Seo Jin, who chose Sunny as his ideal type, and with whom she appeared on “Grandpas Over Flowers.”
Laughing, Sunny replied, “It was very uncomfortable due to the broadcasts and interviews,” and continued, “Lee Seo Jin oppa updated me on the shows and interviews. He even told me that a special episode will air. When I was asked during a show, ‘Do you keep in touch?’ I replied, ‘We text every now and then,’ but I had no idea it would be so covered by the media
Since they are the same age, it was only a matter of time before SHINee"s Onew and actor Seo Ha Joon become friends.
Onew joined SBS"s "Law of the Jungle" back in January amid a warm welcome from the cast members.
That is also when actor Suh Ha Joon "confessed" that he and Onew were the same age despite his elderly appearances. Onew immediately called Ha Joon by his name, calling out, "Ha Joon!" This was the beginning of their friendship.
They were never far apart from one another. Seo Ha Joon complimented Onew by telling Onew that he was stronger than Ha Joon expected. He also taught Onew how to successfully start a fire.
In the in-between interviews during the show, Onew stated his affection for Ha Joon, stating, "I"ve met a friend that I can share my innermost thoughts with