Source: The Sun Translated by: R.E.D@http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
Steven Ma and Fala Chan collaborate to record a new song together for the first time . In fact, they have been very close to each other having "brother- sister" relationship. Therefore, this time, they are not singing love song and the song they are recording is about "brother- sister" love. When Steven asked Fala to invest in this venture, he slipped out from his tongue, saying that "It's flesh earn money" making everybody wonder if he is earning money on the side using his body.
Yesterday Steven and Fala were in Tsuen Wan filming the MV for "Non Love feeling". Steven pointed out that the song of the MV is about them, the story depicts their "brother- sister" relationship . "I told the director, I want to sing a song with my feeling towards Fala. We have collaborated four times with in TV series, we were brother and sister twice, it was so heart warming. In fact, in real life, I call her 'sis' and she calls me 'Ah Gor'." Fala said although she hasn't produced a record for two years, she continues practicing singing. When asked if they will collaborate again, Fala stated that Ah Gor has so many TV series scrips lining up. Steven therefore suggested she invested her money with him, but Fala smiled and declined, saying "I don't have money for investment, it's "sweat and blood money!", Steven quickly said, "my money is flesh earn money" , making everybody thinks he has job on the side, Steven quickly corrected it by saying "What I meant was my money is my sweat and blood too!"
In the MV, they got a three months old baby girl as guest. appearance, Steven and Fala took turn to hold her. It was noticeable that Fala was not very familiar handling the baby, with her wearing the four inches high heels does not help. The filming crews were getting worried. On the other hand, Steven handled the baby much better! Fala disclosed that she and Ronald Cheng will collaborate to film a movie with the story of pirate Cheung Po Tsai as background.
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.
She also said that unlike how it's being reported, there is no equipment or personnel being recruited for the rescue effort and that some of the wild rumors circulating on the internet are in fact true. She claimed that the volunteers could hear people talking within the ship and that they even conversed with those inside the ship. However she says the maritime police are preventing the divers from carrying out rescue efforts and refuse to tell them anything.
As this interview started to spread, various netizens started to point out that they recognized this Hong Ga Hye. Those who had kept a close eye on the T-ara and Hwayoung controversy quickly pointed out that this was the same woman who had pretended to be Hwayoung's cousin to lie about things pertaining to T-ara. Netizens who are also big baseball fans or sports fans also recognized her as she was infamous for starting rumors about several athletes and insisted that she dated some of them.
In addition, journalist Kim Yong Ho took to twitter to warn people that Hong Ga Hye is a person he has personally kept track of through these various lies in the past and that she is someone who should not be trusted. His tweets read, "Ah~ MBN has been tricked by Hong Ga Hye!... I assessed her true identity with the detective who personally investigated her. She is beyond the scope of what you've heard of her on the internet. She's not just a simple mythomaniac. She is a woman who is spine-chillingly scary."
Netizens also uncovered her post on Kakao Story, which showed her plane ticket from Jeju Island to Busan, and determined that when calculating her plane time and the time it'd take for her to reach Jindo from Busan, that she would have arrived at the scene after the time she claimed to have been there in her interview.
The maritime police also released an official statement to refute Hong Ga Hye's claims, stating, "MBN's report that implied that the maritime police blocked volunteer divers' efforts are not true... Starting from the day before and currently, the volunteer divers have been brought in three times. There was no report [from them] that there were survivors [talking] in the ship. Even today, 70 volunteer divers used two boats to get to the location of the incident, and we are doing our best to find the missing."
Lately, the parents and relatives on scene have been expressing their dissatisfaction more and more on the rescue effort going on, and Hong Ga Hye's testimony seems to back up their point of view. This was why her interview had been widely believed at first, but as Hong Ga Hye's past has now come to light, it has left many questioning her statements.
[Update] - After looking into Hong Ga Hye's identity and confirming that maritime police did not block the efforts of volunteer divers, MBN has just released an official apology over the air through their afternoon news report. Admitting their mistake, the chief of the station personally stated, "We bow our heads in apology for creating confusion among the family who are awaiting anxiously, and the maritime police and volunteer rescue workers who are still working to save lives."
Woman claiming to be rescue diver and Hwayoung's relative revealed to have disappeared
Hong Ga Hye, who earlier in the day pretended to be a rescue diver and was later discovered to have at one point pretended to be a relative of Hwayoung and more, has been revealed to have disappeared.
Jeonnam Provincial Police Agency's criminal investigation intelligence unit revealed on April 18, "On the marine's charges of defamation, we were going to summon Hong Ga Hye for investigation, but she stopped all contact in the afternoon and has disappeared."
They are assuming that she took off after hearing about the beginnings of an investigation.
Akdong Musician take their first #1 trophy on April 17th 'M! Countdown'
Akdong Musician took their first #1 trophy on the April 17th canceled episode of 'M! Countdown'.
Their win with "200%" was the duo's first on a music show since their debut earlier this month. The other nominee for the trophy was A Pink with "Mr. Chu", while Mad Clown took third, Lee Sun Hee took fourth, and Orange Caramel rounded out the top 5.
Congratulations to Akdong Musician, and stay tuned to see if they'll take the trophy again on the next 'M! Countdown'.
Akdong Musician charts at #2 on Billboard's World Album Chart
Akdong Musician's debut album 'PLAY' charted at #2 on Billboard's latest weekly World Albums Chart!
Akdong Musician made their successful debut with 'PLAY' which achieved an all-kill on its day of release on April 7 and their "200%" MV surpassed one million views on YouTube within just three days. All the tracks of the 'K-Pop Star 2' winners' album also continue to rank in the Top 20 on major music charts.
Park Shin Hye & Lee Min Ho explain their decision to attend Lotte event in light of tragic ship accident
Although celebrities were canceling events left and right out of respect for the passenger ship accident, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye ultimately decided to attend Lotte's duty-free shop event on April 18 with thoughtful explanations behind their decisions. It was originally to be a three day event from April 18 to April 20, but the last two dates were canceled.
However, the circumstances for April 18 were different as the main audience for this event was foreigners, more than 10,000 foreigners already entered the country in order to take part in the event; therefore, a sudden cancellation was deemed impossible, according to the Lotte duty-free shop's side. The people believed they could not forcefully turn away the overseas spectators, who purchased plane tickets and booked hotels in Korea just for this event.
Subsequently, the Lotte duty-free shop and the two actors' agencies held a lengthy discussion during which Lotte's party offered to reduce the time and scale as well as change the formation and nature of the event. The singing and performances by the Hallyu stars were changed into a mass prayer for the safe return of the ferry's passengers.
In relation to this event appearance, Lee Min Ho's agency Starhaus Entertainment told Newsen, "We were hoping that the event would get postponed. However, we also thought the promise made to the fans who visited Korea in order to see Lee Min Ho was important. As the event's nature changed so that we could all pray for the safe return of the sunken ferry's passengers together, we reached a point of agreement and decided to take part in the event. Our hearts were still heavy, but we decided to keep our promise to the fans."
Park Shin Hye's agency S.A.L.T Entertainment told Newsen, "We decided to take part in the event. The event wasn't going to be fun and exciting, but rather solemn. We decided to take part because they told us we could all wish for the safe return of the passenger ship's victims. The best alternative would have been to postpone the event so we could meet the fans later at a time everyone could smile. However, we cautiously decided to appear as we deemed blindly postponing the event discourteous to the international fans who came to Korea in order to see Park Shin Hye."
Park Shin Hye revealed to have had a difficult time during the Lotte Duty Free event
Park Shin Hye's reps revealed that the actress' heart was with the rest of the nation in mourning and prayer during her attendance at the Lotte Duty Free event on April 18.
Park Shin Hye's reps stated, "Park Shin Hye went on stage in a black dress. She met fans solemnly and cautiously for a short time. She did not sing... Right before going on stage, she was having a difficult time. But the Lotte Duty Free reps also have their stance so she was left with no choice but to come. It wasn't just us but it was a concert in which the organizers also had a very difficult time... The atmosphere seemed like the international fans were aware of and understood what we're currently going through."
The Lotte Duty Free reps stated, "We are sharing in the sorrow of the sunken ferry tragedy and we offer our deep condolences. We are sincerely praying for the missing to return safely as soon as possible... We postponed our local daesang concerts on April 19-20 to the latter-half of this year."
As previously mentioned, Lotte Duty Free held a family concert on the 18th with its scheduled concert dates on April 19-20 postponed in light of the recent tragedy. Since 12,000 foreigners came all the way to Korea for the event, Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho were unable to cancel their fan meeting and in consideration for all sides, the concert was reduced from two hours and thirty minutes to one hour. There were no performances but rather a simple greeting session.
JJCC talk about being produced by Jackie Chan and their debut track 'At First'
In a recently released interview, rookie group JJCC talked about various topics such as being produced by a top world star like Jackie Chan and why they chose "At First" as their debut song.
In relation to being connected to Jackie Chan, SimBa said, "He is like an older brother and father to us. There aren't that many opportunities for us to see him in person, but he gives us a lot of advice through videos. When he visited Korea recently, he took care of us, taking us everywhere along with him for his schedule except when he was sleeping."
E.co also talked about how this link between the group and Jackie Chan made them feel. He said, "It was very burdensome . . . We are also cautious about not doing something well even a little bit in case we cause a blow to Jackie Chan."
Also, it was predicted that the boys would take the stage with a fast-tempo song and energetic performance, but they instead released a mid-tempo song, "At First." San-Cheong said, "I think a lot of people were surprised at our performance. However, we thought it'd be too obvious, so we used our brains a bit. We are the idols raised by Jackie Chan, but we wanted to show right off the bat that we could do other things besides showy performances."
Did you like their debut song?
Prince Mak explains why he was not included in JJCC's MV for 'At First'
JJCC's Chinese-Australian member Prince Mak, who was the last to join the group, sat down for an interview recently and revealed why he was not present for the group's debut MV for soothing title track "At First."
He first talked about general things, saying, "I liked carrying around an instrument since I was young. The instrument I'm best at is the guitar." He also introduced himself as the easily smiling "Smile Man," showing a bright energy during his interview.
In relation to why he was not in the MV, Prince Mak said, "While traveling for the filming, I fell at a rest stop and could not appear in the MV because I hurt my face and knee."
It's good to see that he is feeling much better now and fans can look forward to his handsome appearance in JJCC's next MV!