• Courts fine Ilbe users for trying to defame TV personality

    February 11, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

    It was reported that the courts have penalized two netizens with monetary fines for defaming TV personality Heo Ji Woong, linking him to false rumors that he had sexually assaulted an actress. The Seoul Western District Court announced on February 11 that they have penalized 57-year-old Heo and 48-year-old Cho with fines of 1.5 million KRW (~$1,252 USD) and 1 million KRW (~$835 USD) respectively. Heo and Cho had been handed over to the

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  • 16 K-Pop idols' LMAO stage goofs

    February 11, 2016 @ 4:38 pm

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  • What did Shinhwa's Andy do to soothe his loneliness?

    February 11, 2016 @ 4:13 pm

    Shinhwa's Andy revealed that his home life is pretty mundane unlike his glitzy life in the limelight as a K-Pop idol. The singer implied as much on the February 11 airing of 'Cultwo Show,' where he admitted that all he does is watch dramas and play games when he is by himself. Andy explained, "The way Shinhwa members live is very similar. We don't lie and all six of us are similar [to one another]. If I were to appear on the show 'I Live Alone,'

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  • North Korean citizens receive rare gifts on Kim Jong Il's birthday?

    February 11, 2016 @ 4:10 pm

    Kim Jong Il's birthday (which falls on February 16), known as the 'Day of the Shining Star,' is the biggest holiday in North Korea and also the most celebrated. It was reported that on this day, the citizens of North Korea receive free soju and processed oil. According to the testimonies of North Korean defectors in 'The Unfinished Story: North Korea's Everyday Culture as Told by Refugees,' published by the National Folk Museum of Korea, Nor

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  • EXO-L's target popular Instagrammer for exchanging follows with Chanyeol

    February 11, 2016 @ 3:23 pm

    Previously, girl group member Gayoung was targeted by EXO-L's after merely mentioning member Sehun.  Now the fandom's gaze has shifted to popular Instagrammer @lilymaymac who has over 1.4 million followers after they noticed that she began following Chanyeol, who also follows her on Instagram.It appears a lot of people began to flood her account to rebuke her for putting to use her freedom to follow anybody she wants and her lack of freedom to co

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  • High school tries to help loners with some advice and utterly fails

    February 11, 2016 @ 3:11 pm

    An online post about how a high school seems to be placing the blame on the victims of bullying is stirring a bit of controversy. The post, which was uploaded on February 9, shows a picture of notice plastered on a high school bulletin board. The notice, which is titled 'When you are ostracized,' lists six preventative measures the students who are 'outcasts' can take. The measure that is causing the most controversy is the one at the v

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  • Daebak is as pretty as his four sisters

    February 11, 2016 @ 3:03 pm

    Baby Daebak from 'Return of Superman' fame transformed into a pretty baby girl. Lee Sujin, the mother of baby Daebak recently uploaded a picture of Daebak photoshopped with girly wigs.  Along with the picture she playfully wrote, "I'm Sorry Daebak."Upon seeing the photo, netizens commented that he was very pretty in the pictures.  #대박아 #미안해 A photo posted by 오남매맘 (@jeshia2) on Feb 10, 2016 at 7:18am PSTNot to be outdone,

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  • Shin Hye Sun started acting to meet a specific actor?

    February 11, 2016 @ 2:38 pm

    Actress Shin Hye Sun, whom you may recognize from 'Oh My Ghost' or 'She Was Pretty,' appeared as a guest on KBS 2TV's 'Happy Together 3' on February 11, where she explained why she became an actress.The MCs addressed her with a rumor they heard that she became an actress in order to see Won Bin.  She replied, "I had so much fun watching the drama 'Autumn In My Heart' when I was in elementary school.  He came out there and I completely f

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  • Ryu Joon Yeol discusses his newfound popularity

    February 11, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    Actor Ryu Joon Yeol is the hot topic nowadays as all of Korea fell in love with his character in 'Reply 1988.'In an interview that took place at The Plaza Hotel on February 11, he was asked about this. He said, "Honestly, I didn't have much time to wander around outside.  As there was no time to get in touch with the public, I realized my popularity through articles."Regarding his family's response, Ryu Joon Yeol said, "Of course they're happy ab

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  • Korean experts despair at the consequences of Donald Trump becoming president

    February 11, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

    Donald Trump as president? It's a scary thought for some people in the United States and it's no different halfway across the globe in South Korea. Korean experts, including conservative right-wing writer/broadcaster Jun Won Tchack, and centre-left Justice Party member Rhyu Si Min gave their thoughts on the prospect of Trump taking office and the effects it would have on South Korea on the February 11 episode of 'Ssul Jeon.' When Kim Gu Ra asked

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