K-Pop Quick News 09/25/14-09/28/14

For the latest edition of K-Pop Quick News, we focus on the top news from the industry from the last four days. The beginning of this week has brought us many stories ranging from many upcoming comebacks and concerts, to updates on Seungri’s accident, and more.

Every three to four days, KPOPme compiles a list of the latest and top news in K-Pop and summarizes them.

September 25th

Seungri Discharged from the Hospital
After spending 13 days in the hospital following his car accident, Seungri was finally discharged from the hospital. [Soompi]

VIXX Confirms October Comeback
Jellyfish Entertainment confirmed that VIXX is making a comeback on October 14th. [moonROK]

VIXX comeback 2014

V.O.S Will Hold Exclusive Concert ’2014 V.O.S Concert – After 4 years’
According to Star Empire Entertainment vocal group V.O.S will hold an exclusive concert called 2014 V.O.S Concert – After 4 years after their four year hiatus from October 31st to November 2nd. [Drama News Network]

A.KOR ‘s Agency Denies Little Mix Diss
After speculation that A.KOR dissed Little Mix in their cover video for Word Up by making an obscene hand gesture, Doo Republic responded by saying it was unintentional. [Allkpop]

September 26th

Lee Min Ho will Release Second Album
Actor Lee Min Ho is currently working on his second album, Song for You. [KpopStarz UK]

Super Junior will Continue Promoting ‘Mamacita’ Next Month
After halting promotions due to the Super Show 6 concerts, Super Junior will return to promote Mamacita in October. [Allkpop]

T-ara Signs Multibillion Won Contract with Chinese Agency
In efforts of expanding into the Chinese market, T-ara signed with Longzhen Cultural Development. [MWAVE]

J. Tune Camp’s Newest Boy Group Mad Town Introduces Remaining Members
J.Tune camp introduced the last four guys of their latest seven member boy group called Mad Town. The group will debut in early October. []

BADKIDZ Involved in Minor Car Accident
Girl group BADKIDZ were revealed to have been involved in a minor car accident that resulted in a broken windshield with no injuries. [Allkpop]

Way Will Join ChoA in Crayon Pop’s Subunit
Via Twitter, Way announced that her and twin ChoA will form the yet-to-be-called two-member Crayon Pop subunit. [Soompi]

Boyfriend Releases Tracklist for Upcoming Comeback
Boyfriend released the tracklist of their upcoming third mini album. [Allkpop]

boyfriend tracklist 2014

September 27th

T-ara’s Jiyeon Absent from ‘Music Core’ Recording, is Hospitalized
Core Contents Media announced via T-ara’s Facebook page that Jiyeon missed the recording of Show! Music Core because she was hospitalized following acute indigestion. [Soompi]

September 28th

After School’s Rania Releases Teaser for Upcoming Solo Debut
After School’s Rania will make her solo debut with Reset on October 8th. [Allkpop]

rania reset

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K-Pop Quick News 09/21/14-09/23/14

This edition of K-Pop Quick News, we gathered the top stories in the Korean entertainment industry from the last three days. The start of the last week of September brought us lots of updates on scandals and upcoming music releases.

Here’s the list compiling and summarizing the latest and most important articles in K-Pop (just in case you missed something).  

September 21st

Block B Will Release OST for ‘Secret Door’
Block B will release a fusion hip hop track as the OST for the upcoming historical drama Secret Door. The song will be a mix of hip hop with string arrangements and traditional sounds. P.O. contributed to writing the song’s lyrics. [Soompi]

ZE:A’s Lee Hoo Announces Changes in Star Entertainment & their Contracts
ZE:A’s leader Lee Ho wrote a series of tweets detailing the abuses he and the group went under Star Entertainment. [Allkpop]

zea lee ho

Star Entertainment Release Statement Regarding ZE:A
Star Entertainment released a statement saying CEO Shin Joo Hak and ZE:A’s leader Lee Hoo met to talk about the situation and solved the problems. [Allkpop]

September 22nd

Crayon Pop Postpones Album + Announces Sub Unit Debut
Crayon Pop pushed back the date for their first full-length album, but will debut a sub unit instead. [Koreaboo]

SM Entertainment Releases Statement Regarding f(x)’s Luna Dating Rumors
SM Entertainment released a statement following the pictures showing f(x)’s Luna with a man, which sparked dating rumors. The company stated that the man is a church friend and not her boyfriend. [moonROK]

luna dating rumors

JPY Denies Wonder Girls Comeback Rumors
After rumors spread saying the Wonder Girls would make a comeback with four members, JYP denied these allegations saying there are no plans for that. [DKpopNews]

Yoon Gun & After School’s Lizzy Will Release a Duet
After School’s Lizzy and Yoon Gun teamed up for a duet in the latter’s upcoming album Autumn Play which will drop in October. [MWAVE]

IU Will Release a Duet with ‘K-Pop Star’s Yoon Hyun Sang
IU announced on her fan cafe that she will collaborate with K-Pop Star 2’s Yoon Hyun Sang on a duet. [Mnet America]

Roy Kim Gearing for Comeback with ‘Home’
Roy Kim will make a comeback in October with his second full-length album titled Home, which is also the title track. [Visit Korea]

September 23rd

Police Will Send Kim Hyun Joong’s Assault Case to Prosecution
Police reported on their plans to send Kim Hyun Joong’s assault case to the prosecution office. [Allkpop]

Polaris Entertainment Gives Update on Ladies’ Code’s Ashley, Zuny, & Sojung
Polaris Entertainment reported that the surviving Ladies’ Code members, Ashley, Zuny, and Sojung, are still receiving treatment in the hospital. [Soompi]

Seungri Still in Hospital + Investigation on Hold
It was reported that BIGBANG’s Seungri remains in the hospital following his September 12th accident. Plus, police revealed that an investigation has not yet happened. [Allkpop]

CNBLUE’s Yong Hwa Will Release Solo Album
According to FNC Entertainment, CNBLUE front man Yong Hwa produced a solo album that will be released soon. Moreover, the idol will hold a solo concert and possibly a world tour. [DramaFever]

jung yong hwa long hair

Pledis Entertainment Will Debut Han Dong Geun by Late September
The winner of Birth of a Great Star Han Dong Geun will debut on September 30th with the single Trying to Rewrite the End of this Novel. [Allkpop]

Key East Entertainment Responds to Bae Yong Joon’s Fraud Allegations
After a health supplement maker sued actor Bae Yong Joon for fraud, his agency Key East entertainment released an official statement calling the allegations “absurd.” [Soompi]

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K-Pop Quick News 09/15/14-09/17/14

For the latest edition of K-Pop Quick News, we focus on the top news from the industry from the last three days. The beginning of this week has brought us many stories ranging from many upcoming comebacks, to updates on the Kim Hyun Joon scandal, and many more.

Every three to four days, KPOPme compiles a list of the latest and top news in K-Pop and summarizes them so you don’t have to look for them and/or just in case you missed something.

September 15th

Hello Venus will Return with New Members + Song by Brave Brothers
Hello Venus recently underwent agency reorganization, got a new member, and will comeback in the fall with a Brave Brothers produced song. [Allkpop]

WINNER’s Seunghoon Falls Offstage
WINNER’s Seunghoon fell offstage while performing in Singapore over the weekend. [KpopStarz]

Ailee Announces Comeback + Teaser Pictures
Ailee will make a comeback with Magazine, her third mini album, on September 25th. [Koreaboo]

ailee comeback magaine

Kim Hyun Joon Issues Apology + Ex Considers Dropping Charges
Kim Hyun Joon’s rep told Star News that the ex girlfriend had agreed to withdrawing charges under no conditions if the idol issued an apology. On the same day, Hyun Joon wrote his apology on his official home page. The ex girlfriend has not made a definite decision about dropping the charges. [Allkpop]


September 16th

BTOB Gear Up for Comeback with ‘Move’
Cube Entertainment released a teaser image for BTOB’s upcoming fifth mini album Move. The group will make their comeback on September 29th. [DKpopNews]

’We Got Married – Global Edition’ Ends with Season 2
MBC announced that We Got Married – Global Edition will not have any new seasons. The reason seems to be because the producer moved to Hello! Stranger. [Allkpop]

Sistar’s Soyu Hints at Collaboration Project
Sistar’s Soyu took to Twitter to hint fans for a possible collaboration project, Some 2. She also revealed that the song will come out on September 26th. [DKpopNews]

sistar soyu some 2

Shinhwa’s Hyesung Reveals S Will Release Second Album
Through his SNS, Shinhwa’s Hyesung revealed that S (himself, Kangta, and Lee Ji Hoon) will have a comeback second album. [Allkpop]

Girl’s Day Minah & Seo Kang Joon Cast on Upcoming Web-Drama ‘The Best Future’
Girl’s Day Minah and actor Seo Kang Joon will star in the upcoming web-drama produced by Samsung “The Best Future.” The series will air on web portals, such as Youtube, on October. [DKpopNews]

September 17th

’One Night of TV Entertainment’ Investigates Seungri’s Accident
SBS’ One Night of TV Entertainment looked into Seungri’s September 11th car accident. Despite the nature of the crash, police denied drunk driving as the cause. [Allkpop]

Chinese Media Reports Rumors about Kris’ Next Movie Project
Chinese media reported on Kris’ (Wu Yifan) rumored upcoming movie project, a remake of the popular drama Scarlet Heart. [Koreaboo]

Chinese Film ‘The Heirs Who Came from the Stars’ Suspected of Plagiarism + Posters Revealed
Korean news outlets reported on an upcoming Chinese movie titled The Heirs Who Came from the Stars that appears to plagiarize SBS’ dramas You Who Came from the Stars and The Heirs. With the recent revealment of the film’s posters and previews, netizens and representatives responded to negative claims. [Allkpop]

Kim Hyun Joon’s Ex Accepts Apology, Refuses Cash Settlement
After dropping the charges against Kim Hyun Joon, it was reported that the ex girlfriend didn’t accept a cash settlement. However, since the idol admitted to having assaulted his former partner, police said he could still be penalized. [Koreaboo]

Jun.K Participated in Japanese Star Yamashita Tomohisa’s New Album
2PM’s Jun.K participated in the production of Japanese star Yamashita Tomohisa’s new album. He composed and Yamashita wrote the lyrics for Brodiaea. The album YOU drops on October 8th. [MoonRok]

jun.k produces japanese

Lee Minho Unveils Global Tour Dates
Lee Min Ho’s RE:MINHO (Reboot Lee Min Ho) 2014 global tour will have stops in Beijing on October 4th, Guangzhou on the 26th, Nanjing on November 1st, and Tokyo on October 12th and 13th. More dates will be later revealed. [Allkpop]

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K-Pop Quick News 09/06/14-09/09/14

For this round of K-Pop Quick News, the top stories from the past four days have been little, but meaningful. For this edition, we have more news about the Ladies’ Code tragic accident, new and chart topping music, and TV shows.

Every three or four days, KPOPme compiles a list of K-Pop’s top stories so you don’t have to look around to find them or just in case you missed something.

September 6th

Ladies’ Code’s RiSe Passes Away
After being in coma for several days, Ladies’ Code’s RiSe died on September 7th at 10:10 a.m. at 23-years-old. [Allkpop]

ladies' code's rise passes away

Fire Department Reveals Sojung, RiSe, & EunB Were Inside the Car when they Reached the Accident Site
The Fire Department revealed that Sojung, RiSe ,and EunB we all still inside the car when they arrived at the site and not ejected from it during the crash as it was speculated. [Allkpop]

September 7th

SBS’s ‘Roommate’ Will Be Rebranded for 2nd Season as ‘It’s Ok Roommate’ + Cast Changes
SBS’s show Roommate will undergo major changes for season two, with a new name to It’s Ok Roommate and new addition to the remaining cast members. The new concept of the show will focus on individuals and their lives rather than living as a group under the same roof. [KdramaStarz]

2PM Releases Tracklist for ‘GO CRAZY!’
2PM released the tracklist for their comeback album GO CRAZY!, including seven songs and four additional for the GRAND EDITION. [Soompi]

2pm go crazy teaser

September 8th

RiSe Will Have Funerals in Both Korea & Japan
RiSe’s Korean funeral will take place on September 9th, but the family will hold another in Japan, where she will be laid to rest. [Allkpop]

People Pay Respect at RiSe’s Funeral Procession
Ladies’ Code members, family, friends, and even fans paid their respects to RiSe at her funeral procession on September 9th. Member Sojung, who was unable to attend EunB’s funeral due to surgery, made her way from the hospital in a wheelchair, for she is still recovering. RiSe will be put to rest in Japan. [Allkpop]

Update on Dal Shabet’s Subin’s Recovery
Happy Face Entertainment updated fans on Dal Shabet’s Subin’s recovery from her May car accident. The agency said that the member might be able to resume her activities with the group by the end of the month and that a comeback might happen until next year. [Koreaboo]

dal shabet subin accident

Yoon Mi Rae, Park Bo Ram & Zico, & Sistar top Instiz Chart
For September’s first week, Yoon Mi Rae, Park Bo Ram featuring Zico, and Sistar have the top slots on the Instiz chart. Other artists on the list include WINNER, Bobby, and Ladies’ Code. [Allkpop]

Bumkey Responds to Criticism Following his Comments on RiSe & EunB’s Deaths
Similarly to SPEED’s Taewoon, Bumkey tweeted a message saying he was thankful to the girls for their passings as they taught the public an important lesson, angering netizens. [Dinklik]

1.5 Million Audiences Have Watched ’Tazza 2’ Since Release
Not only was Tazza 2 number one on the box office on its release day, but it stayed on top throughout the weekend, reeking in 1.5 million viewers so far. [Allkpop]

September 9th

[No relevant news today, boo!]

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K-Pop Quick News 09/03/14-09/05/14

The newest edition of K-Pop Quick News comes once more this week after the outflow of comebacks, stories, tragedy and scandal developments, among others.

With every edition, we gather the latest news in the industry and compile them in this list so you don’t have to hunt for the top stories. But don’t dismiss the list if you’re a regular K-Pop news reader, you might have missed something…

September 3rd

RiSe’s Surgery Delayed Because of Low Blood Pressure
Polaris Entertainment revealed that RiSe’s scheduled surgery was delayed due to low blood pressure. [Allkpop]

Ladies’ Code’s ‘I’m Fine Thank You’ Ranks #1 on Several Music Charts
Fans have come together to get Ladies’ Code’s I’m Fine Thank You to top Korea’s real-time music charts, such as Melon. [Billboard]

ladies code

Lee Byung Hun Warns He’ll Take Legal Action Against Those Spreading Malicious Speculative Comments
Amidst his blackmailing scandal, Lee Byung Hun expressed he intends on taking legal action against people spreading malicious and speculative comments online regarding the case. [Allkpop]

Eru Lectures Entertainment Industry on Safety Following Ladies’ Code Accident
While many celebrities took the time to tweet their condolences, Eru took a different path by voicing out his opinion on what lead to Ladies’ Code’s car accident. [KpopStarz]

‘Tazza 2’ Slays Box Office on Opening Day
Tazza 2 became an instant blockbuster by topping the box office on its opening day. The film starring T.O.P, Shin Se Kyung, and Honey Lee premiered on September 3rd, raking up 201,044 viewers. [Allkpop]

tazza 2 box office

MBLAQ’s Thunder Confirms his Solo Project ‘Monster’
After much speculation, J.Tune Camp confirmed that MBLAQ’s Thunder will release his newestt solo project Monster on September 5th. [Soompi]

GLAM’s Dahee & Model Head for Questioning + Alleged Video Used for Blackmail Leaked
GLAM’s Dahee and her model friend went in for investigation at the Seoul Central District Court on September 3rd. In addition, Channel A leaked the alleged video used for blackmailing, which Lee Byung Hun’s reps said they were released without the proper police investigation. In the recordings, a male asks sexual related questions. [Allkpop]

Park Shin Hye Confirmed for New Drama ‘Pinocchio’
Park Shin Hye will star in SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Pinocchio. The drama starts in November. [DramaBeans]

Juniel is Having a Comeback
FNC Entertainment’s CEO announced that Juniel will be having a comeback on her birthday. [Allkpop]

September 4th

Ladies’ Code EunB’s Funeral Arrangements Made Public
Polaris Entertainment revealed that EunB’s remains are at the Korea University Anam Hospital in Seoul. Her funeral will be held on September 5. [KpopStarz]

Ashley & Zuny Send EunB Off + Polaris Updates on RiSe & Sojung’s Conditions
Ladies’ Code’s Ashley and Zuny attended EunB’s funeral procession today, as well as family, friends, and agency employees. Despite their injuries, the members went to pay their respects and couldn’t hold back their tears. Moreover, Polaris Entertainment updated the public on Rise and Sojung’s conditions, saying that the first remains unconscious and the second just received surgery for her upper jawbone and is currently recovering. She will have a follow-up surgery depending on her recovery progress. [Allkpop]

Super Junior’s ‘MAMACITA’ Tops Billboard’s World Albums Charts
Super Junior topped Billboard’s World Albums chart with their seventh album Mamacita. [Billboard]

super junior mamacita picture

GLAM’s Dahee Planned To Flee Korea After Blackmailing Lee Byung Hun

Dahee and her model friend had planned on leaving South Korea as soon as they received the money from blackmailing Lee Byung Hun. [KpopStarz]

TaeTiSeo Comeback Rumors Grow
According to Newsen, TaeTiSeo are in the last stages of completing their comeback material that will be ready for release after Chuseok. SM Entertainment confirmed the Girls’ Generation sub unit is preparing for a comeback, but wouldn’t specify a date. [Allkpop]

September 5th

SISTAR’s ‘I Swear’ Plagiarism Controversy Grows
The plagiarism controversy surrounding the music video for SISTAR’s I Swear continues to grow as netizens point out the striking resemblances to Tiesto’s Red Lights music video. [Allkpop]

sistar i swear plagiarism

SPEED’s Taewoon Receives Backlash Over Ladies’ Code Tweets
After criticizing fan’s efforts to get Ladies’ Code’s I’m Fine Thank You to number one only after EunB’s death through Twitter, SPEED’s Taewoon angered fans and the general public. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized. [AskKpop]

Kiss&Cry’s Haena Reveals Group’s Disbandment + Auditions for ‘Superstar K6’ Along with former Teen Top Trainee
Kiss&Cry member Haena announces group to be defunct while auditioning for Superstar K6. She said that despite the group debutting only this year, they weren’t met with great response, leading to the disbandment. Furthermore, Teen Top’s former seventh member also auditioned for the singing show. [Allkpop]

Lee Byung Hun Apologizes to Fans for Blackmailing Incident through Hand Written Letter
Actor Lee Byung Hun apologized to fans through a letter posted on BH Entertainment’s Facebook page. In the letter, he expressed the way he felt after his blackmail incident and apologized for his actions that led to the scandal. [KDramaStarz]

Agencies Deny Suzy & Lee Jong Suk’s Dating Rumors
After rumors swept Lee Jong Suk and miss A’s Suzy in dating rumors, both JYP Entertainment and Wellmade Ent denied the allegations. Lee Jong Suk’s agency said the actor doesn’t even know Suzy personally, and JYP called the rumors “thoughtless.” [Allkpop]

GLAM’s Dahee & Model Lee Jiyeon Possibly Facing Life Imprisonment Under Special Law
After finding out that GLAM’s Dahee and model Lee Jiyeon planned on escaping for Europe while blackmailing Lee Byung Hun, BH Entertainment raised the issue of both women possibly facing life terms in prison. [Koreaboo]

EXO Sasaeng Fan Arrested for Fraud & Embezzlement
Gyeonggi Police arrested a 21-year-old EXO sasaeng fan identified as Ms. Nam for committing fraud and embezzlement in order to pay her expenses while chasing after the group on September 5th. Ms. Nam is charged with making fraudulent deals online, including never returning rental camera equipment and selling photography equipment at a discount price without actually delivering the products to the customer. The sasaeng used this method 9 times, earning 470,000 won (around $458). [Allkpop]

Kiss&Cry’s Official Fan Cafe Uploads Notice Revealing Group’s Status
After member Haena appeared auditioning and revealing Kiss&Cry’s disbandment during her Superstar K6 audition, their agency revealed on their fan cafe that the group is temporarily on hiatus due to internal company problems but denied the disbandment. [Allkpop]

kiss&cry disbandment

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K-Pop Quick News 08/28/14-09/02/14

This rendition of K-Pop Quick News is a bit extent, for a lot of important things happened in the last six days in the industry. From scandals, to tragic accidents, to concerts abroad, KPOPme has you covered with this list compiling and summarizing the latest happenings in K-Pop.

August 28th

YG Family Heading to Beijing in October
YG Family concert will be held in Beijing on October 19th. [Allkpop]

Kim Hyun Joon Might Enlist Next Year if Delay Request is Approved

Key East Entertainment confirmed Kim Hyun Joong plans to enlist into mandatory military service next year after requesting a postponement on his enlistment date. They also stated that this came before the assault case came into light. If the delay is accepted, his October 7th enlistment date will be pushed to next year. [Soompi]

August 29th

MBLAQ Possibly Gearing Up for a Comeback
J.Tune Camp tweeted a picture with the message, I’m not a monster. Coming soon 2014.9., making fans think the agency is teasing an MBLAQ comeback. [Allkpop]

mblaq 2014 comeback

2PM’s Nichkun Will Play a Lawyer in Chinese Drama
2PM’s Nichkun is filming the Chinese drama Looking for Aurora, and his still cuts are out. The idols plays the character Wang Yi Lin, a promising lawyer who has a warm personality. The drama is about the love of a couple and family who try to find the meaning of life. [Allkpop]

August 30th

[No interesting news this day, boo!]

August 31st

SPICA Will Debut Subunit ‘SPICA.S’
SPICA will debut SPICA.S, a subunit conformed of all members except Boa on September 12th. [DaebakKpop]

spica.s debut

Shin Sung Woo Will Leave ‘Roommate’
Following Bom, Lee Sora, and Ga Yeon, the next cast member to leave Rommate is “Mama Shin,” Shin Sung Woo. In broken English and then in Korean, the singer revealed through his Twitter the reason behind his departure, being that he feels it’s his time to go since lots of cast members have left and he feels it would be difficult to become close with the new additions. [Kpopstarz]

g.o.d’s Son Ho Young Rumored to be Dating Rookie Singer Ami
According to TVReport, industry insiders revealed that Son Ho Young and Ami started dating four month ago. Both singers used to be under the same label (Ami left). He is nine years her senior. Son Ho Young’s denied the reports saying their relationship is hoobae-sunbae. [Soompi]

September 1st

Lee Byung Hun Reports 2 Women Blackmailing Him, Police Investigation Ensues
Actor Lee Byung Hun reported two women in their 20s to the Gangnam Station police for blackmailing him for 5 billion won ($5 million). According to the police, the women filmed a cellphone video which features the actor with them drinking and telling obscene stories. The women have owned up to the crime and have been arrested, with one of the culprits being an idol. [Allkpop]

TVXQ Will Hold a 5 Dome Tour in Japan to Celebrate 10th Japanese Debut Anniversary
In order to celebrate 10 years since their Japanese debut, TVXQ will hold a five dome tour in Japan, starting in Fukuoka on February 7th, and then moving onto Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, and Osaka. They will have a total of 12 performances there. [Soompi]

BESTie Reveals to Have Been In Car Accident
After pre-recording Inkigayo, girl group BESTie suffered a minor car accident on August 31st. While the car was significantly damaged, the members weren’t badly hurt. Luckily, they were rushed to the hospital following the crash. No doubt their Label will find the best car accident lawyers to get compensation for the damage done to the members and their car. Not many details regarding the incident have come to light. In the meantime, BESTie’s fans are wishing them a good recovery. [DaebakKpop]

September 2nd

Ladies’ Code’s EunB Passes Away in Car Accident, 2 Members in Critical Condition
YTN News revealed Ladies’ Code member EunB passed away while Sojung and RiSe are in critical condition after their van slipped driving down a rainy road. At around 1:20 a.m. in South Korea, the can ran into a protective wall on the Yeongdong Expressway in the direction of Incheon. Six passengers were injured and were rushed to the hospital. The remaining two members and two stylists sustained minor injuries. Police are currently investigating for more details. [Allkpop]

eunb ladies code death

GLAM’s Dahee Acknowledges Blackmailing Lee Byung Hun & Apologizes
Big Hit Entertainment released a new statement about GLAM’s Dahee involvement in blackmailing actor Lee Byung Hun owning up to the crime, saying the idol apologized for her actions and that they would be observing the results from the issued arrest warrant against her. [Allkpop]

Kim Hyun Joong Makes First Media Appearance Since Assault Case Scandal Broke
Kim Hyun Joong made his first appearance before the media following the news of his assault case while heading to the police station for investigation. The idol silently walked through the crowd and made no comment when asked about the charges and case by reporters. His lawyer and manager refused to comment too. [Allkpop]

MBC Reveals Pictures of Ladies’ Code Car Accident
MBC released further details on Ladies’ Code fatal car crash and pictures from the accident. [Koreaboo]

GLAM’s Dahee Named as 1 of Lee Byung Hun’s Blackmailers, Arrest Warrant Issued
After news broke about actor Lee Byung Hun reporting two women to the Gangnam Station police for blackmailing him, one of the names of the blackmailers was revealed being Dahee from GLAM. The idol and the other women, a model friend, were summoned for investigation. [Allkpop]

glam's dahee blackmail

Kim Hyun Joong Admits to 1 Count of Physical Abuse, Denies it Being Habitual
Kim Hyun Joong admitted to one out of the four assault charges against him by his ex-girlfriend. He recognized that they had a fight while breaking up that turned physical, but denied the violence being habitual and said he wasn’t aware of the fractured rib. [Koreaboo]

Ladies’ Code Agency Reveals Sojung & RiSe are in Surgery
Polaris Entertainment spoke to TV Report about Ladies’ Code car accident, and confirmed EunB’s death along with the news that members Sojung and RiSe are in critical condition undergoing surgery. [Allkpop]

2PM Announces World Tour
Following the news of their upcoming comeback and teaser pictures, 2PM revealed details of their upcoming world tour which will start in Seoul and include stops in China, Thailand, Indonesia, the U.S., and more. [Allkpop]

2pm world tour 2014

YG Announces New Boy Group, 3 Team B Members Included
YG Entertainment’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk announced he will debut a new boy group called iKon that will include Team B’s B.I, Bobby, and Kim Jin Hwan. The rest of the members will be selected on another competition show, Mix & Match, where six more will battle it out to form part of the group. Only four will make it onto iKon with the other selected members. The pool of possible members include three new trainees as well as Team B’s Song Yoon Hyung, Kim Dong Hyuk, and Goo Joon Hee. Mix & Match starts on September 11th. [Soompi]

SPICA.S Teams Up with Brave Brothers for Debut
SPICA’s subunit SPICA.S teamed up with Brave Brothers for their upcoming debut with Don’t Want to Give You Up. The music video drops on September 5th. [Allkpop]

YG Entertainment Launches New Youtube Channel
YG Entertainment launched YG Music, their new Youtube channel. The new channel includes previews of songs by the company’s acts, such as Taeyang and WINNER. [Koreaboo]

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K-Pop Quick News 08/25/14-08/27/14

Staying up to date with everything coming out of K-Pop can be a hassle, but worry not for KPOPme has you covered with our new section, Quick News. This list will compile and summarize the top stories in the industry in the last three to four days.

Our first installment covers the most relevant news from August 25th through the 27th. Check out the stories below:

 August 25th

Dispatch Releases Alleged Texts Between Kim Hyun Joong & Ex-Girlfriend Implicated in the Assault Case
After Kim Hyun Joong’s agency’s, Key East Entertainment, statement regarding the assault charges and the ex-girlfriend’s police report didn’t match, Dispatch pointed out the differences, and sought and released a series of text messages between the idol and the woman. [Allkpop]

NU’EST Will Officially Debut In Japan
NU’EST will debut officially in Japan on September 5th with Shalala Ring.  [JpopAsia]

discover nu'est

SS501’s Park Jung Min Signs With New Agency to be an Actor
SS501’s Park Jung Min recently signed with Ji Ho Entertainment in hopes of pursuing a full-length acting career.  [DaebakKpop]

August 26th

Kim Hyun Joong Will Be Summoned for Investigation on Assault Case Next Week
Kim Hyun Joong will allegedly be summoned for investigation in early September regarding the assault case against him by his ex-girlfriend. Key East Entertainment stated that they would cooperate with the investigation.  [HelloKpop]

Kim Hyun Joong

Teen Top Announce Comeback Date with “Exito”
Teen Top will comeback with Exito on September 15th. The members are expected to show a more mature and masculine concept marking their coming of age.  [DKpopnews]

August 27th

Song Ga Yeon Set To Leave “Roommate”
Following in the steps of fellow cast members and literal roommates Park Bom and Lee Sora, Song Ga Yeon is set to leave the SBS reality show Roommate. The reason? She wants to focus on her MMA career. The last episode featuring the maknae will air in mid-September. [MWAVE]

Dispatch Releases Evidence Against Kim Hyun Joong
Dispatch published a series of documents showing the alleged assault bruises on Kim Hyun Joong’s ex-girlfriend “A” inflicted by the idol himself. They show bruises on “A”’s chest, both arms, left buttock, and left shoulder. KeyEast Entertainment, Kim Hyun Joong’s agency, said they’re sticking to their previously released statement: the altercation was a single event fight between the couple that got physical. Kim will be summoned for investigation next week. [Allkpop]

Billboard Hot 100 Song Might Have Plagiarized Composer Joo Young Hoon’s Song, Asks for Clarification
Netizens pointed out similarities between Meghan Trainor’s All About that Bass (2014) and Koyote’s Happy Mode (2006), leading the composer, Joo Young Hoon, to ask for a clarification from the first’s composer, Kevin Kadish. International fans brought the matter to Joo’s attention after finding the melody, tempo, and rhythm very similar. However, others have pointed out that both songs drew inspiration from a 1989 song by Phish. The ordeal is currently being revised by lawyers. [Buzzfeed]

”Fashion King” Rep Addresses Rumors Surrounding Sulli
After a series of scandals and news surrounding Sulli’s hiatus from f(x), representatives for Fashion King stated that no talks about the idol not promoting the movie have happened yet. The film is set to be released in October, and representatives said that they haven’t checked with the cast about their schedules to coordinate promotions. [Kdramastarz]

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