Girls' Generation celebrate their 7th anniversary in advance
Although Girls' Generation made their domestic debut on August 5, 2007, they celebrated their seventh anniversary early with an awesome six-tier cake and a sweet party featuring a lot of pretty pink and all gorgeous nine members.
This party was covered on Japanese TV show, 'Another Sky,' and the cute pictures were uploaded onto the girls' official Japanese Twitter. The girls look super happy as they wear balloon crowns and pose closely together with heart and V-signs.
Congratulations in advance to Girls' Generation on their successful seven-year career!
f(x)'s Sulli to take a temporary hiatus from her activities + 'Red Light' promotions revealed to have come to an end
Fans have been wondering just what is going on with f(x) and their activities as the group seemed to have suddenly stopped promoting and their upcoming schedules have been wiped clean. SM Entertainment has finally addressed the issue to announce that Sulli has expressed her wish to take a temporary hiatus from her activities.
The agency revealed through the group's homepage,
As we say thank you to the fans who love f(x), we have an announcement to make. [f(x)] member Sulli became mentally and physically exhausted from the continuous, malicious comments and false rumors, and has expressed her wish to take a break from her celebrity activities for the time being.
After careful deliberation and taking her wish into consideration, we will reduce her activities and let her take a break for the time being.
Also, f(x)'s promotions for their 3rd full-length album 'Red Light' ended with their stage on SBS' 'Inkigayo' last week. f(x) will continue on activities with the SMTOWN Seoul concert on August 15 and overseas promotions, as well as individual schedules for the remaining four members Victoria, Amber, Luna, and Krystal.
We regret to inform fans of this news and we ask that you continue to show your support and love for f(x). Thank you.
Sewol ferry owner's son Yoo Dae Gyun arrested after long manhunt
Following the discovery of Yoo Byung Un's death, Yoo Byung Un's eldest son Yoo Dae Gyun has been arrested.
Police found him hiding out at an officetel earlier today with Park Soo Kyung (pictured below), the daughter of Shin Myung Hee. Shin Myung Hee is Yoo Byung Un's female confidante and one of the leaders of his Evangelical Baptist Church, or the Salvation Sect.
Park Soo Kyung was taken into custody for helping Yoo Dae Gyun flee from the police since the Sewol ferry incident. Her mother has already given herself up to the police and has been in their custody ever since the announcement of Yoo Byung Un's death.
Yoo Dae Gyun has been wanted for arrest, along with his father and two siblings Yoo Hyuk Kee and Yoo Seom Na, for owning the operator of the Sewol Ferry through shady cross-funding. He was found at an officetel along with Park Soo Kyung with $15 million won ($15,000 USD) in cash and a computer. The two decided not to bring their cell phones with them in case they could be traced. After being discovered, they refused to open the door for the police for an hour, until the police threatened to force their way in.
The Yoo family is currently being investigated for more business corruption and irregularities. Furthermore, the police are still searching for Yoo Byung Un's other two children as well as his chauffeur Yang Hoi Jeong, who can hopefully clear up how his employer died. Considering their recent loss, the prosecutor has stated that if the family members and their aides turn themselves in by the end of the month, they will only be questioned without being detained.
On July 25, insiders revealed that Taemin was currently working on his debut solo album and that the release was scheduled for August. SM Entertainment later confirmed the news, but the agency added that a date has not been set. The agency's rep stated, "It's true that he's preparing, but the schedule and details have not been decided yet."
It was also revealed that the SHINee maknae flew to America to work with choreographers there. He'll be perfecting the dance for his first solo track before entering music video filming.
Stay tuned for more info! Are you excited for Taemin's solo debut?!
INFINITE's Hoya talks about his bad relationship with his father + paying off his family's debt
INFINITE's Hoya discussed his family on the recent recording of MBC's 'Quiz to Change the World.'
He said, "After I dropped out of high school without telling my parents, all ties with my father were severed." He was revealed to have engaged himself in school work with the hopes of entering a police academy, but decided to drop out after he started to dream of becoming a singer in the third year of middle school.
He said, "My relationship with my father was never good, but it worsened after I dropped out of school. We did not contact each other for eight years."
He also said, "When I was young, my parents bought me everything I wanted, so I thought we were well off, but I found out we had a hard time and a lot of debt to the point there was a red foreclosure sticker on our house. As I started to earn money, I paid off all that debt."