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Arrest Warrant Issued for Serial Imposter After False News Interview Regarding Ferry Tragedy

Hong Ga Hye, who has been revealed to be a serial imposter, has been issued an arrest warrant following her false news interview regarding the Sewol ferry tragedy.

Hong Ga Hye previously pretended to be former T-ara member Hwayoung‘s cousin, and she also pretended to be a Tokyo resident for a MBC news interview during the 2011 earthquake disaster in Japan.

Most recently on April 18, Hong Ga Hye appeared in MBN news at 6:20 AM KST for a live interview, pretending to be a civilian diver. She said on the news, “Government officials prevented [me] from diving and said to just fill in time and go. Survivors inside the ship have been discovered. Rescue workers told families of the missing that there was no hope.”

It was later discovered through confirmation from the coast guard that what Hong Ga Hye said was false and that she did not have a civilian diver license, and the search for her began

Arrest warrant issued for Hong Ga Hye after false news interview

The police has issued an arrest warrant for Hong Ga Hye, the woman who falsely claimed to be a rescue scuba diver and held an interview where she gave out untrue information, as well as posing as Hwayoung"s cousin in T-ara"s bullying scandal.


The Jeonnam Provincial Police Agency issued the warrant earlier today. The woman in question had spread misinformation in a televised interview, claiming that divers had communicated with people within the ship as well as other false claims.


Once people began questioning her interview, she stated that "she had heard the news from another person" before disappearing.


As the tragedy onboard the Sewol continues to unfold, we can only hope that she is found and brought to justice.


SEE ALSO: The number of Korean moviegoers drop severely in light of the Sewol incident

EXO Delays Comeback Due to Ferry Tragedy

Boy group, EXO, is delaying its comeback due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that took place in Korea on April 16.

SM Entertainment announced on April 18 through EXO’s official homepage that the release of the group’s new mini album, which was originally scheduled for April 21, has been postponed.

The agency stated, “After discussing with the EXO members regarding the release of their new album and their promotion activities in Korea, we have decided to postpone the release of their new mini album “Overdose,” which was originally scheduled to release on April 21.”

The statement continued, “The decision has been made to offer our condolences to the victims and our hopes and wishes that the missing persons will return back safely. We ask the fans who have been waiting for the release of the album for their understanding and patience

Woman claiming to be a volunteer diver at the ferry tragedy scene revealed to be the imposter who posed as Hwayoung’s relative

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

Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for April 6 – April 12

The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the week of April 6 to April 12 below!



1. Akdong Musician - "200%"

2. HIGH4 ft. IU - "Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms"

3. Yoon Min Soo - "Relationship"

4. Akdong Musician - "Give Love"

5. Akdong Musician - "Melted"

6. Mad Clown ft. Hyorin - "Without You"

7. A Pink - "Mr

Son Ho Joon joins the cast of upcoming movie ‘Doosaboo Begins’

Actor Son Ho Joon has joined the cast of the upcoming film "Doosaboo Begins"!



His agency Core Contents Media stated that his casting has been confirmed and his labelmate T-ara"s Eunjung is still in talks. Eunjung"s former "We Got Married" husband Lee Jang Woo is in talks as well.

"Doosaboo Begins" is the fourth film in the series following "My Boss, My Hero" (2001), "My Boss, My Teacher" (2005), and "The Mafia, The Salesman" (2007). The movie, which will be directed by Park Sung Kyun, is set to crank in this summer!

Most Drama Broadcasts Return to Normal Tonight, Variety Shows Canceled

In light of the recent Sewol Ferry tragedy, many TV networks are canceling the broadcast of their variety shows and dramas today, Thursday April 17, out of respect and to broadcast news updates.

KBS is canceling the broadcast of its Thursday night variety show, “Happy Together.” It will, however, air an episode of its daily drama ”Sky Angel” and the third episode of its prime-time Wednesday-Thursday drama, ”Golden Cross,” whose broadcast was moved to today after its cancellation yesterday.

MBC will continue to air its daily dramas “Shining Romance” and “Mother’s Garden.” The airing of the pilot episode of Kang Ho Dong‘s new variety show, “Star Gazing,” has been canceled for tonight

All Music Shows Canceled This Week, Affecting Comeback Stages of Block B, EXO, and More

All weekly music shows from the various TV networks have been canceled this week starting today due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that shook the nation yesterday.

Thursday’s (April 17 KST) music show from Mnet, “M!Countdown,” Friday’s (April 18 KST) music show from KBS, “Music Bank,” Saturday’s (April 19 KST) music show from MBC, “Music Core,” and Sunday’s (April 20 KST) music show from SBS, “Inkigayo,” have been canceled.

The cancellation of these various music shows affects the promotion schedules of many singers in the industry, as well as reflecting the desires of the artists to defer promotions out of respect for the hundreds of victim of the ferry tragedy. Some of the comebacks affected are from singer Kim Jin Ho of SG Wannabe, Lena Park, Block B, EXO, and Junggigo

Many TV programs, events and comebacks delayed due to ferry disaster


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

See G.NA on the Set of the “Pretty Lingerie” MV Feat. Otani Ryohei

Singer G.NA recently released some stills from the set of the music video for her new single, “Pretty Lingerie,” featuring Otani Ryohei and Kim Min Kyo, increasing anticipation from fans as to what kind of scenario will play out with the three personalities in the music video.

Kim Min Kyo is currently appearing in tvN’s “SNL Korea,” and Otani Ryohei has appeared in various dramas and TV shows such as “Gu Family Book” and “The Chaser.”

G.NA, originally supposed to release the teaser for her music video today, has postponed its release in respect for the current situation regarding the ferry that sunk off the coast of South Korea yesterday morning (April 16).

(See: All Comebacks Delayed (Block B, T-ara’s Jiyeon, G