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2013 Kpop Scandal

Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit;  Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist IU Also in Copyright Scandal
Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit; Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking At The Vmas 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist Iu Also In Copyright Scandal

Robin Thicke Nabbed Two Songs From Marvin Gaye, Says Suit; Song That Got Miley Cyrus Twerking at the VMAs 2013 Performance Generates More Controversy; Kpop Artist IU Also in Copyright Scandal

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EMI said the Gaye family guilty of "ruining an incredible song," "killing the goose that laid the golden egg" and being responsible for "Blurred Lines" not receiving an MTV Video Music Award.

Marvin Gaye's family accused EMI and Williams and Thicke reps of "the planting of a knowingly false story in the press that the Gaye Family supposedly turned down a "six figure settlement" (no such offer was made) in order to make them appear unreasonable."

Thicke's Lawyer, Howard King, told The Hollywood Reporter,"Plaintiffs anticipated a baseless counterclaim for copyright infringement when they filed their original complaint for declaratory relief, so no surprise there. What is surprising in their press-release-disguised-as-a-complaint (much of which will eventually be stricken by the court) is their acknowledgment that the Gaye family has no standing to bring a copyright claim. For this, they blame EMI, the administrator and registered copyright owner of the Marvin Gaye songs. Obviously, EMI, which is in the business of collecting substantial sums for actual infringements, regardless of the publishing affiliations of the infringers, consulted their own expert musicologists who gave the same opinion our 3 musicologists gave: The genres of the songs are the same, the notes are different. So whether or not plaintiffs are fans of Marvin Gaye is irrelevant; no infringement occurred here."

Contestant Nam So Hyun Continues Her Fierce Competition At
Contestant Nam So Hyun Continues Her Fierce Competition At "kpop Star 4" Despite Bully Scandal

Contestant Nam So Hyun Continues Her Fierce Competition At "KPop Star 4" Despite Bully Scandal

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They continued, “We talked to her school about the online post, and the school told us that she has never caused any trouble,” adding, “we tried to find the person who originally posted the accusation, but since they wrote it anonymously, we cannot find them. Nam So Hyun herself did not know who wrote the piece.”

5 Pleasant Surprises in Kpop from 2013

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But struggling to get time on themajor music television shows in South Korea, the group remainedalmost unheard of in their home country and foreign fans wondered ifthey"d ever be able to generate enough revenue to keep them andChrome Entertainment from having to disband. And then Crayon Popreleased their music video for "Bar Bar Bar," which paired theirsignature simple and catchy songs with attention-drawing outfits andchoreography. The group"s recognition and popularity exploded andforeign fans no longer had to worry about Crayon Pop dying outwithout every achieving any success or recognition in their nativecountry of South Korea.

Girls' Generation Yuri and Oh Sang Jin to host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards
Girls' Generation Yuri And Oh Sang Jin To Host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

Girls' Generation Yuri and Oh Sang Jin to host 2013 Gaon Chart Kpop Awards

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Gaon Chart Kpop Awards is an awards show which focus on the sales of songs and album. For this year many stars are nominated such as Cho Yong Pil, PSY, Girls' Generation, EXO, Sistar, San-E, IU, Davichi, Dynamic Duo, 4Minute, Miss A, SoyuMad Clown, Seo In Guk, Jia and etc.

Billboard picks 'Growl' as Top Kpop Song of 2013
Billboard Picks 'growl' As Top Kpop Song Of 2013

Billboard picks 'Growl' as Top Kpop Song of 2013

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According to Billboard, "Growl" was the crown jewel in boy band EXO's fantastic 2013. While past singles like "Mama" and "Wolf" were based around complex concepts and busy production, "Growl" used a sparse, Southern hip-hop beat that let the 12 boys' talents shine through. A blend of rap, R and B melody and pop hooks, the breakout single had something for all listeners. Its accompanying video focused on a straight-forward, one-take video, again allowing for EXO's talents -- in this case, choreography -- to shine, not detracting from over-the-top high fashion. Along with high interest from the United States -- the boy band is the newest act to land among the top-selling K-pop tracks in America -- "Growl" solidifies EXO as the act to watch in K-pop's continuing international advancement."

EXO is steadily rising as one of the next top global stars. They have achieved many awards this year from Korea and China, such as 2 Daesang Awards from MelOn Music Award and MAMA, "Most Popular Group Award" from "Baidu The Hottest Awards","Best Group Award" at "Top Chinese Music Billboard Newcomer Awards"

Amanda Bynes Scandal 2013: Leaves LA Hospital, Checks In To The Canyon In Malibu With No Mental Facility
Amanda Bynes Scandal 2013: Leaves La Hospital, Checks In To The Canyon In Malibu With No Mental Facility

Amanda Bynes Scandal 2013: Leaves LA Hospital, Checks In To The Canyon In Malibu With No Mental Facility

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Until recently, Amanda Bynes have been receiving treatment from the Psychiatric Wing of the UCLA Medical Center. TMZ and E! reports that she has been transferred to a different facility, a move recommended by her doctors at UCLA. Through her parent's lawyer Tamar Arminak, Ricky and Lynne releases statement that Amanda is 'receiving specialized treatment in a private facility outside of Los Angeles' and that she is 'is making great strides toward recovery'. Her lawyer concludes, 'The entire Bynes family would like to ask that they be given some measure of privacy so they can focus on Amanda's health and well-being,' and that 'The Bynes family would also like to thank all of Amanda's supporters and well-wishers for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time'.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that her parents have confirmed that she is transferred from UCLA Medical Center to The Canyon in Malibu, which is a much more luxurious treatment center for famous celebrities. According to a report by TMZ, sources tell that Amanda has been admitted for 3 weeks now. Furthermore, the only shocking thing is that while the treatment center specialized treatment for addictions, their mental facility is not the same as the UCLA Medical Center for serious mental sickness.

KPop Republic 2013 &
Kpop Republic 2013 &

KPop Republic 2013 &

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And last, but definitely not the least, SHINees back SHINees back here in PH after 3 years and they are really excited to meet the fans again. The boys of SHINee, specially Jonghyun, got surprised when host, Ms. Park Jinri, translated her English question to Korean. Jonghyuns reaction was really epic. Huge eyes and endless smile One word to describe all PH fans, Taemin answered TREE because of everyones patience. If the boys were to meet their old selves, they will advise them to stay healthy and eat yummy foods. SHINees Diva, Key, describes his fashion sense as his identity. You can see him in his fasion. As for the main vocals, Jonghyun, he explains the lyrics he wrote for the songs included on their third album that is about one sided love and missing someone and as always SHINee promise his fans that they will have a great night.

SHINee KPop Republic 2013 Press Conference!
Shinee Kpop Republic 2013 Press Conference!

SHINee KPop Republic 2013 Press Conference!

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As a follow up, the host asked, "Now that youre back in the Philippines, is there a specific place or Filipino food in the Philippines youve been longing to visit or try to eat?"Jonghyun replied, "I havent tried sinigang, but I would love to try it. I would love to go to Cebu and Boracay."

When they were asked on one word they would use to describe their Filipino fans,Taemin gave this answer, "Namu (tree). Because you guys have been waiting for so long and waiting for us patiently. Tree would be one word to describe the Filipino fans."

Onew gave a very simple answer for the question 'Gaining all the success and receiving a lot of love from your fans all over the world, if you were to meet your old selves back in 2008, what would you advise him?'. He said, "I would like to say, Stay healthy and eat a lot of yummy food.

EXO-K KPop Republic 2013 Press Conference!
Exo-K Kpop Republic 2013 Press Conference!

EXO-K KPop Republic 2013 Press Conference!

News via dkpopnews.net

EXO-K promised to give a fun show:Baek Hyun said,"Weve been acting as EXO but especially for today, we are just EXO-K.We expect that well have fun on the show and hoping you guys will have fun too.Thank you so much, EXO-K!"Chan Yeol spoke the Filipino translation of 'I love you all',"Mahal ko kayo!"

Pinoy fans make KPOP Republic 2013 memes! #Teambahay!
Pinoy Fans Make Kpop Republic 2013 Memes! #teambahay!

Pinoy fans make KPOP Republic 2013 memes! #Teambahay!

News via dkpopnews.net

Various fans made hashtags. One is #Teambahay, which means they are just in their house (bahay) while the big event is happening at the Big Dome. One tweet:

Someone made this weather reporting, "Warning ! Typhoon K-Rep : Signal No. 123456789 in the Philippines . Lots of#TeamBahaywill be destroyed . Philippines, tears will flood ! /3"