Jun Jin & Park Joo-hyeon Call It Quits 2012/11/13, Source,
Shinhwa member Jun Jin and SPICA member Park Joo-hyeon have decided to end their relationship, remaining as friendly "sunbae & hoobae" (or industry senior and junior) instead. Park's reps confirmed the breakup news to a Korean media source on the morning of November 12th,...More
Sex crimes in showbiz industry jolt society 2012/04/24, Source,
At least 11 singing aspirants were forced to have sex with singers of an entertainment agency in southern Seoul. But the actual number of victims could be much more with the Gangnam Police Station refusing to disclose details of the case.
The agency involved in the forced sex is Open World Entertainment, which a 51-year-old Chang has operated since December 2007 in Cheongdam-dong, after working as an entertainment planner for about five years,...More
Entertainment agency chief arrested for rape 2012/04/11, Source, By Yun Suh-young
The CEO of Open World Entertainment was arrested at a property he owns in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul, Tuesday for allegedly raping and harassing five trainee entertainers, police said Wednesday.
The entertainment company is as an agent for former K-pop group Shinhwa's Jun Jin,...More
Shinhwa: 'We Will Become Longest-Lived Idol Group' 2012/03/07, Source,
The group Shinhwa will make a comeback after a four-year break by holding commemorative concert to celebrate their 14th anniversary from March 24 until 25. Shinhwa said, "We will celebrate upcoming anniversaries even after the 14th anniversary as we will become a longest-lived singing group who is holding activities in the center of the music industry".,...More
Shinhwa sells out reunion concerts 2012/02/14, Source,
Boyband Shinhwa performs during the 10th-year anniversary concert at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Bangi-dong, southeastern Seoul, in this March 29, 2008 file photo. / Courtesy of Shinhwa Company/Topclass Entertainment
Boy band remains hot ticket 14 years after debut
By Kwaak Je-yup
As the years go by, even the hottest teen idols often disappear into oblivion and make room for the younger generation to bask in the limelight. But one group in Korea has managed to stay relevant and even wildly popular ― 14 years after their debut.
Shinhwa, the longest-running boy band in the country, sold out its two-night concert series "THE RETURN" 40 minutes after tickets went on sale at 8 p.m. Monday, the group's management announced the morning after,...More
Shinwha Ready for Comeback After 10-Year Hiatus 2012/01/27, Source,
Shinhwa, one of the most popular boy bands of the late 1990s, are returning to the stage in March after a four-year absence.
CJ E&M and Shinhwa Company said the group will hold their comeback concert at Olympic Park Gymnastic Stadium from March 24 to 25 after releasing their 10th album in the middle of March,...More
Why Do Many Celebrities Suffer from Mental Problems? 2012/01/10, Source,
Veteran comedian Lee Kyung-kyu (52), who regularly appears on several TV shows, recently confessed that he has been taking medication to treat panic attacks for four months. The revelation has instantly turned the spotlight on mental disorders or depressions many people in showbusiness are vulnerable to.
"I constantly felt like I was suffocating and felt scared of dying", Lee said. His fans were shocked by his confession, as Lee always exuded a happy-go-lucky persona on TV as an entertainer skilled at making viewers laugh,...More
Jun Jin discharged on November 14th 2011/11/13, Source,
Sinhwa's Jun Jin is returning to society after two years of military service.
On November 14th he will be discharged from the Seoul Management Corporation he served at for two years. He started basic military training at Nonsan training base in October 2009 and managed to spend two years in public service,...More
Shinhwa Form Their Own Agency 2011/08/03, Source,
Boy band Shinhwa have founded their own management company 13 years after their debut. Although the six members of the group belong to different management agencies, they established the joint venture to perform as Shinhwa,...More
S. Korean Actress Lee Si-young 2011/06/11, Source,
Cute and sexy South Korean actress Lee Si-young poses for the camera in a recent event promoting a local inner wear fashion brand "Bodyguard MW".
The 29-year-old boxer-turned actress also works as a singer.,...More
Shinhwa's Jun Jin denies dating actress Chae Min-seo 2010/11/11, Source, Jun Jin (left) and actress Chae Min-seo (right) [Open-World Entertainment/K Entertainment]
Shinhwa member Jun Jin, who is currently serving his mandatory two year military service, has denied dating Korean actress Chae Min-seo.
"We have checked with Jun Jin and he confirmed that the two are not dating. They have met and had dinner but it was with several other fellow actors", an official from his agency Open-World Entertainment explained, adding that Jun and Chae are just in a senior-junior relationship as actors,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Lee Si-young and Jun Jin separated 2009/09/03, Source, Singer and entertainer Jun Jin and actress Lee Si-young have announced their separation of their relationship of 6 months.
Many people are saying that their separation is not surprising because it was probably the "We Got Married" program that led to their surge of feelings for each other that when they exited the program their feelings subdue,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Star couple! Jun Jin and Lee Si-young! 2009/06/27, Source, They were in a TV program, "We Got Married" where they met as coworkers, but now they are a couple!
Pretending to be a couple has developed their love for each other!
Lee Si-young was very unique and had her own attractiveness that Jun Jin was drawn to!
Jun said that Lee was a very different person but very fun to be around in the beginning.
Now they are more alike than ever and seem to be very in love!,...More
[Policy] Hallyu under threat? Taiwan is exception! 2009/06/16, Source, 'Hallyu in Taiwan, No problem!' The Hallyu (Korean wave) has been under threat while in Taiwan the popularity of the Korean culture is on the surge. TVXQ gave concert in Taiwan and received warm welcome. The concert was scheduled to be performed but canceled due to,...More
K-pop Artists to Hold Benefit Concert for Korean-Japanese 2008/10/13, Source, K-pop stars will hold a concert to raise funds for an annaul benefit festival held for ethnic Koreans in Japan. The annual Autumn festival, held in Osaka to promote cultural exchange with Japan and to help ethnic Koreans in Japan, is attended by some 30,000 audience members every year. The 24th annu,...More
K-pop's longest running male group Shinhwa will reunite in December, with a new single and concerts in Japan and China. Fans are eagerly awaiting the group's comeback, especially since it will celebrate its 10th anniversary in March.
It's been over a year since Shinhwa, one of the longest running Korean boy bands, has released an album. While younger boy groups like TVXQ, Super Junior, SS501 and Big Bang have been getting all the attention, Shinhwa members are concentrating on solo acti,...More
OSAKA, Japan - It took about 50 minutes for the first performer to appear on stage at this charity concert titled "Hallyu Festival in Osaka", but Japanese fans of Korean pop culture never got bored while waiting.
More than 20,000 devoted fans of Korean pop and film s,...More
One of the most conspicuous phenomena of 2006 was the "going-solo" trend among former boy band and girl band members. In fact, this year's K-pop scene has been crowded with what seems like an endless procession of "first solo albums".
The band's agency, Good Entertainment, said that the band held two fan meetings in Tokyo November 23 to mark the founding of the Japanese official fan club "The Legend".
Some 15,000 fans attended the launch ceremony of th,...More
K-pop Showcase Held in Shanghai 2006/11/06, Source, A showcase of Korean pop music entitled "Feel the K-POP in Shanghai" was held in Shanghai, China on November 4. The event was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and the Korea Culture & Content Agency, various Chinese entertainment companies and the Korean entertainment agency Orange Shock,...More
Twelve K-pop stars, led by Fly to the Sky, SG Wannabe and Shinhwa members Lee Min-woo and Jun Jin, will participate in a showcase in Shanghai, China,...More
Shinhwa Gives Successful Performance in Thailand 2006/08/21, Source, The six-man group Shinhwa, currently on an Asian tour, has held a successful concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following performances in China. The group held its first Thai concert on Friday at the Impact Arena, where many world-famous artists, including Korean singer Rain, have performed.
Shinhwa’s Jun Jin to Make Solo Debut 2006/07/10, Source, Jun Jin, a member of the six-man group Shinhwa, will make his solo debut in October. He announced his solo debut at a press conference held before a concert in Shanghai as part of the group's Asia tour.
"I plan to release my first solo album aro,...More
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