'K-Pop Star 3' winner Bernard Park to make his official debut this October
'K-Pop Star 3' winner Bernard Park will finally make his official debut, kicking off with a pre-release created by J.Y. Park on October 6, followed by his title track on October 13!
His agency JYP Entertainment rep stated, "'K-Pop Star 3' winner Bernard Park will make his debut with songs by J.Y. Park and Jo Kyu Chan... Bernard Park will deeply touch the hearts of fans and the public with a song that fully reflects his charming tone of voice and expression of emotions."
Bernard Park will perform his debut stage on SBS' 'Inkigayo' on October 12!
Has Jessica been dropped from Girls' Generation? Recently, she updated her Weibo account with an alarming post.
She wrote, "I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I'm no longer a member. I'm devastated - my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out," which is alarming fans.
While it is possible that this might be a hacker who has gotten into her account shortly after she hit an impressive 3 million followers, it is hard to say for sure as of now.
Jessica's absence at the airport, Weibo update, & lack of response from SM leave fans worrying + stock prices drop
It's been a chaotic morning for fans as they eagerly await some sort of explanation regarding the post made on Jessica's Weibo that revealed she may have been 'pushed out' from the group.
Since Girls' Generation has a fan signing event later today in China, reporters gathered to see whether Jessica was among the members. However, it's been reported that only 8 members were present at the airport, further raising alarm as fans await clarification.
The post below under Jessica's user handle also popped up in the comments section in reply to her earlier Weibo post, generating much concern.
With SM Entertainment remaining silent about the matter at the moment, their stocks also suffered a 3.44% drop this morning compared to yesterday.
We have also reached out to the agency about the situation, so stay tuned for any possible updates to come.
[Update] Media outlet 'Sports World' has released a report claiming that they have been tipped by an insider in the legal world that Jessica met with attorney Lim Sang Hyuk recently, who was JYJ's lawyer during their case against SM.
The media outlet states that their source stated, "Jessica herself went to see attorney Lim Sang Hyuk of the lawfirm Sejong in Myeongdong... In most cases, celebrities usually call to consult about their matters first, so Jessica showing up in person is out of the ordinary. It seems likely that she had consulted a specialized lawyer."
When the lawyer was contacted, the lawyer denied his involvement saying, "I learned of the news through articles. However, I'm not taking her case. I did not meet with her."
Statement from SM Entertainment regarding Girls' Generation's Jessica leaving the group
Earlier today, we were all shocked with Girls' Generation's Jessica's Weibo update about being dropped from the group.
We reached out to our contacts at SM Entertainment, and they did not confirm nor deny the Weibo post, instead they vaguely stated, "We cannot disclose what is going on yet, but we are reaching out to the proper people to find out the truth of the matter."
Many fans are anxious to know what is going on, and whether or not this was the work of a hacker, or if it really was Jessica.
Inside sources however, told us, "We heard that Jessica was dropped from the group, due to conflicting issues with management related to marriage."
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.
More details revealed regarding Ladies' Code's car accident + Sojung's current condition
Recently, the police investigating the car accident that led to the deaths of two Ladies' Code members did a reenactment to test whether the car was speeding at the time. This experiment enabled them to confirm that the vehicle was indeed speeding at the time of the accident.
The police, highway patrol, and Road Traffic Authority did a joint experiment recently. The result showed that at the time of the incident, the vehicle was going 137 km/h (~ 85 mph). The speed limit at the Yeongdong Expressway, the site of the accident, was only 100 km/h (~ 62 mph). However, the vehicle carrying the girls sped for over 30 km (~ 19 miles).
The police were able to acquire a CCTV in the section of the expressway right before the site of the accident to measure the speed. They plan on wrapping up the investigation after the detailed identification results requested of the National Forensic Service come out.
Previously, it was suspected that there had been a flaw in the vehicle because a back tire had fallen out. However, this is being investigated as a possible effect from colliding into the protective wall. Currently, the possibility that the accident was caused by speeding is becoming the focus.
In addition, an update was provided regarding member Sojung's condition at the moment. A rep from Polaris Entertainment stated, "Sojung is recovering well. The surgery went well, and there are no plans for additional surgeries. After the surgery, she is eating well, too. As she hurt her bone, it looks like it will take more time for the [wound] to heal."
It was also relayed that she was mentally traumatized when she heard the news of the other members. However, she is currently showing no signs of having a hard time, and even smiling at times.
Seungri readmitted to the hospital + unable to participate in the closing ceremony of the 'Incheon Asian Games'
It's been reported that Big Bang's Seungri has been hospitalized once again after fainting from a high fever.
A source close to Seungri stated, "Despite the hospital reps' attempts for him to remain hospitalized last weekend, Seungri was released from the hospital to prepare for his participation in the police investigation and perform for the '17th Incheon Asian Games 2014', but he fainted due to a high fever and received emergency treatment."
In light of the news, YG Entertainment was asked to comment, and they confirmed to media outlets on the 30th, "Seungri was hurriedly released from the hospital on the 25th to prepare for the '17th Asian Games Incheon 2014' and the police investigation. But he fainted due to a high fever and was readmitted into the hospital."
They added, "Following the accident, [Seungri] was supposed to be watched over for the progress of his recovery, but his leave from the hospital earlier than expected became a problem. We are watching over his condition as he receives treatment at the hospital."
It's said despite the wishes of his agency, Seungri felt that he had recovered enough and had asked to be discharged earlier so that he can prepare for his upcoming activities. The agency also revealed that as of now, Seungri will not join his Big Bang members during the upcoming closing ceremony of the '17th Asian Games Incheon 2014'. "After being readmitted, Seungri will be focusing on treatment for the time being. The closing ceremony performance will be attended by the 4 members without Seungri. Seungri feels very regretful about the situation."
We hope the idol gets all the rest and treatment he needs to make a speedy recovery!
'Glee's Darren Criss compliments Akdong Musician in recent tweet
Earlier today, actor Darren Criss, most well-known for his role as Blaine Anderson on FOX's hit show 'Glee', recently complimented Akdong Musician in a recent tweet, surprising both 'Glee' and K-Pop fans alike.
Darren Criss @DarrenCriss sweet jam. "200%" by Akdong Musician. http://bit.ly/1qTdaKF produced & written entirely by 18-year-old Chan-hyuk Lee Chan-hyuk. Respect. 3:58 PM - 26 Sep 2014
In the tweet, Criss recommends his followers listen to Akdong Musician before attaching the music video to their spring hit "200%". As Criss is a singer-songwriter himself, it looks like he's particularly impressed with the older brother of the sibling duo, Chan Hyuk, for producing and writing the cheerful love song despite his young age.
It's always exciting to see two worlds collide. As Criss is known to be musically talented not only on-screen but also on Broadway, fans were happy to see the American musician acknowledge the Korean teenage duo's talent.