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Archive for April, 2009

Comedy programs on KBS got a slap in the face after the Korea Communications Standards Commission said they lead in having vulgar and offensive language. MBC and KBS were also identified as culprits.

The report did not’ name the comedy programs but your guess is as good as mine.

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Singer/DJ/emcee Alex is poised to debut in Japan. The Japanese talent management agency IMX, which used to manage Korean Wave star Bae Yong-jun, announced on the Web site of its online community “Brokore” on April 22 that it had signed a contract with Alex’s agency Fluxus Japan.

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Alex

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Super Junior is on a roll.

Super Junior knocked down competition after five rounds on Channel V’s Battle of the Pop: Asia vs Asia edition. The final voting ended on April 24.

Super Junior

Super Junior

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Singer and actor Ahn Jae-wook underwent surgery to remove an intracordal cyst in his throat in late March. He was recording a mini album to be released simultaneously in Korea and Japan when he felt something was wrong with his throat. Doctors found a cyst, which had to be taken out immediately.

Ahn Jae-wook

Ahn Jae-wook

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Many singers are crossing the line between writing and acting, but some are actually trying different genres, particularly traditional trot.

Singers like Seo-hyun from Girls’ Generation, Daesung from Big Bang and Kim Jong-kook, Sung Jin-woo and even Kim Sung-soo from pop group Cool have released singles that carry the famous trot beat.

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Police are expanding their investigation into the smuggling and use of drugs involving movie stars and models.

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Fans of actor and singer Kim Jeong Hoon will have to wait for two years before they see him again.

Jeong Hoon has enlisted in the Korean military today (April 28) and his fans made sure that they were there to see him off.

Kim Jeong Hoon bids farewell to his fans

Kim Jeong Hoon bids farewell to his fans

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