Friends, family, and fellow Ladies' Code members commemorate the 49th day of EunB's passing
The commemoration for the 49th day of passing for Ladies' Code's EunB took place on October 21. This is a very special day in Korean culture where rites are observed and the person's spirit is thought to enter paradise. On this day, the friends, family, fans, agency members, and fellow group mates Sojung and Zuny gathered once again.
On October 21 at 11:00 PM, they met at the Sky Castle Memorial Park. A rep told Ilgan Sports, "It rained on the day EunB departed us and it rains again today on the 49th day. EunB did not leave after comfortable circumstances; rather, she left abruptly, so I think the parents wanted to do something for her. We were able to give a Christian service quietly with the family."
A Polaris Entertainment rep stated to Newsen, "The 49th day for EunB ended well. Among the members, Sojung and Zuny took part. Ashley was unable to participate due to personal circumstances. EunB's family, Sojung, Zuny, her agency family, and some fans did a Christian service for her at the memorial park and sent on EunB well. EunB's mother did shed tears, but after the service, we looked at the sent in goods and talked about the past and smiled."
Park Bom's 'wardrobe malfunction' during the YG Family concert in Beijing stirs attention
2NE1's Park Bom recently had what people are calling a 'wardrobe malfunction' at the YG Family concert in Beijing where her undergarments were accidentally revealed while she was tumbling on stage.
As shown in the fancam below, Park Bom attempted tumbling during a break from the performances on stage when her top flipped over with her, revealing her bra and shorts. Fellow member Dara was quick to catch the accident and did her best to cover Bom, drawing laughs from fans as she held her arms out in a panicked yet cute manner. Big Bang and Psy were also seen in the background with Taeyang trying to shift the attention elsewhere by announcing the next act.
The 'YG FAMILY 2014 GALAXY TOUR : POWER IN BEIJING' was held at Worker's Stadium in Beijing, China on October 19. YG Family will continue on their tour in Taoyuan County Stadium, Taiwan on October 25.
Man involved in planning 'The 1st Pangyo Techno Valley Festival' concert speculated to have committed suicide
It has only been a few days since tragedy struck at 'The 1st Pangyo Techno Valley Festival', and it seems that the incident, in which 16 were found dead and 11 severely injured was too overwhelming for some to bear. On October 18, a Mr. Oh involved in planning the event was found dead after likely committing suicide.
Mr. Oh is a 37-year-old employee of Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion, one of the sponsors of the concert. According to reports, he was involved in handling safety measures.
Mr. Oh was questioned about the incident by the police on October 17. Shortly thereafter, it is believed that he leapt off from the top of a 10 story building. His body was found the next morning. According to the BBC, Mr. Oh left a note saying, "I am sorry for the dead victims. Please take a good care of my children," revealing that he had felt responsible for the incident.
Concertgoers injured, killed at 'The 1st Pangyo Techno Valley Festival'
4minute, T-ara, JungGiGo, and Cherry Filter were scheduled to perform, and during 4minute's time on stage, a ventilation grate underneath concertgoers collapsed. Around the time of 4minute's performance, fans reportedly grouped to get a better view on top of a ventilation grate, which eventually gave way due to the weight, causing the spectators to fall 10 meters (~3 stories; 33 ft).
According to reports, police and rescue workers rushed to the scene and rescued 13 victims and confirmed 2 as dead. Workers had to drill through a wall 4 stories below the surface to reach the survivors. An investigation has been started for a more detailed support.
Cube Entertainment has stated: "The concert in question wasn't 4minute's solo concert, but other artists also attended. After 4minute's concert, the members and all the staff were not aware that the tragedy occurred and left the venue. It was only when they returned to Seoul that they heard the news about the accident. There is no way to express the sadness we feel. We hope that the incident today doesn't cause great damage to those who attended."
BBC News has reported that there are 16 dead and 11 injured. Twelve died at the scene, while 2 people passed away on their way to the hospital and 2 more passed away during treatment.
More details about the victims have been revealed. Most of those dead and injured are reported to be men in their 30s-40s, but there are also a few victims in their 20s. The 'Techno Valley' is home to a number of technology-related organizations and office buildings, and a large number of employees attended the festival after work. It's also reported that there were 300 security guards for the 700-person event. An insider gave a statement saying that the event organizers repeatedly warned people to stay away from the grate.
Song Ga Yeon reported to be receiving psychiatric help due to malicious comments + ROAD FC to press charges against the individual behind death threats
'Roommate' season 1 cast member MMA fighter Song Ga Yeon (20) is reported to be experiencing difficulties continuing on training as her mental state has taken a toll due to malicious comments she has received. She's reported to have started receiving treatment and psychiatric help starting back in August because of this.
According to an exclusive by THE FACT, multiple MMA reps told them, "Song Ga Yeon has been receiving treatment periodically at a psychiatrist's office in Seoul since August. It is unsure how many more times she will need to receive treatment, and she is going through a difficult time. At a young age, it took a toll on her mentally. Although she's used to the malicious comments, they have started going overboard. Her mental state is unstable so she hasn't been able to continue training."
Fellow MMA fighter Seo Doo Won (33), who is like an older brother to her, gave more insight into her condition: "Song Ga Yeon is having a hard time because of the malicious comments. Prior to her debut match, her mental state was already unstable. Although she won the match, her condition became worse. It's a shame."
The MMA fighter has been receiving a good amount of hate even before her official MMA debut as people questioned why she was appearing on shows like 'Roommate' when she said she only has desire to focus on her sport. Because she was emphasized as a 'beautiful fighter', many also wondered if she was just using the sport as a side thing to generate interest for her celebrity debut. Song Ga Yeon had stated that she was going to prove the haters wrong at her first official match, and she won that with ease. However, after wining against her opponent, some have been pointing out that the match was rigged from the start, stating it seems she was given was a weak opponent just to make her debut look better. She was also the subject of sexual jokes and rude comments, and one hater went as far as to post a death threat saying he felt the urge to kill her and wanted to buy a chain saw.
In response to this, MMA organization ROAD FC (Road Fighting Championship) filed a complaint against the particular netizen behind the death threat on the 20th. The organization stated, "We have filed a complaint to the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office against Mr. Y, who threatened to kill Song Ga Yeon with a chain saw... Although Song Ga Yeon has endured personal attacks and criticisms up until now, because the recent chain-saw threat is intolerable, we held a meeting and have decided to press charges."
The ROAD FC lawyer Choi Young Ki also stated, "Up until now, Song Ga Yeon has received a great amount of pain from thoughtless netizens' sexually explicit jokes and verbal abuse... We have decided to take legal action. We will not tolerate another happening like this again."
'K-Pop Star 3's Almeng make their official debut with 'Phone in Love' MV
Former 'K-Pop Star 3' contestants and talented duo Almeng have finally made their debut with their first album and the MV for their title song "Phone in Love"!
Like previously mentioned, much like the title of their album 'compoSing of Love', the duo's new album is composed of singing talent and packaged with love. The title track "Phone in Love" is particularly quirky and upbeat--an accurate depiction of what it's like to fall in love!