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  • The Boss to return with a Korean album this November under Poom Entertainment

    September 10, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

    The Boss, originally under Open World Entertainment, will be making a comeback having signed with new agency Poom Entertainment! Poom Entertainment announced, "The Boss and Jo Sung Mo are now label mates... We will show our endless support through promotional activities and concerts to showcase their versatile talent and charms... Starting with their domestic activities, they will also go on to promote in Japan, China, and other parts of Asia."T

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  • Open World Entertainment CEO Jang Suk Woo's six-year jail sentence for sexual assault finalized

    June 21, 2013 @ 1:23 am

    Open World Entertainment CEO, Jang Suk Woo, will be serving a six-year jail sentence for his past crimes.After several hearings and appeals to get his sentence reduced, Jang finally took it up with the highest court, The Supreme Court of Korea, which declared, "Under the Children and Youth Protection Act, we have dismissed the final appeal of CEO Jang Suk Woo, who received a six-year jail sentence for rape and other charges, and have finalized th

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  • LU:KUS (featuring former X-5 members) reveal profile teaser for Jinwan

    March 26, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    Some of the members of boy group X-5, who left Open World Entertainment last year after the agency CEO's sexual assault scandal, will be re-debuting as part of the new idol group LU:KUS. LU:KUS is a special way to spell "Look Us", meaning 'look at us'. Three of the members from X-5 J.One(Haewon), Donghyun, and Jinwan have joined up with Kyungjin and Choi to form this new group. They're signed under Box Media and are aiming for a debut in A

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  • CEO of Open World Entertainment to have a public defender for his hearing at the Supreme Court

    March 22, 2013 @ 5:17 am

    The CEO of Open World Entertainment will not have a lawyer from a big law firm for his upcoming hearing at the Supreme Court. The CEO had been sentenced to 6 years in prison while under trial for his sexual assault case against trainees. He has been attempting to get his sentence reduced by appealing, but his last appeal was rejected by the lower courts last month. He is now taking it to the Supreme Court with his petition for appeal. I

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  • Open World Entertainment CEO's appeal against his 6-year prison sentence rejected

    February 22, 2013 @ 6:48 am

    The CEO of Open World Entertainment has seen his original sentence of 6 years in prison upheld after his appeal was rejected by the court on the 21st. He was charged mid last year for sexually assaulting his female trainees, and was eventually sentenced to six years in prison. He appealed, but the original sentence of 6 years in jail as well as 40 hours in a sexual assault treatment program have been upheld. His file will also be available

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  • X-5 leaves Open World Entertainment + member Ghun enlists into military

    December 6, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    Boy group X-5, who made their debut in 2011, is said to have ended their contracts with their agency, Open World Entertainment. A source close to the group revealed on the 5th that "all the members of X-5 were released from their contracts 2~3 months ago without any conditions." The group debuted with their album 'Xenos' last year and caught attention with their stage manners and their impressive tall heights as the tallest boy group in

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  • Open World Entertainment CEO Jang Suk Woo pleads guilty to sexual assault of trainees during appeals hearing

    November 13, 2012 @ 4:47 am

    Open World Entertainment CEO Jang Suk Woo, who was charged with counts of sexual assault against female trainees and sentenced to 6 years in prison earlier this year, has confessed to his crimes. On November 13th, during the appeals hearing, Jang confessed to having sexually assaulted female trainees in his agency. His lawyer stated, "He pleads guilty to all charges. He will work to help the healing process of the victims." His side al

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  • Open World Entertainment CEO sentenced to 6 years in prison

    August 10, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    The CEO of Open World Entertainment, who was charged earlier this year for sexually assaulting his female trainees, has been sentenced to six years in prison. On August 10 KST, Judge Yoo Won Jae of the Seoul Central District Court officially sentenced 51-year-old Mr. Jang to 6 years in jail as well as 40 hours in a sexual assault treatment program. His file will also be available to the public for 5 years. Prosecutors previously request

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  • Mid-Year Report: TV, Movies, Music, Scandals, and Rising Stars

    June 26, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    Time flies when you're into K-Pop - six months have already passed since the beginning of the year 2012, and what a year it has been. New stars have shone, others have faded, and the never-still world of Korean entertainment is still going on strong. Korean Internet portal Nate recently released a series of articles looking back on the year so far. We've compiled them here; catch up on the biggest happenings of the year so far and predict

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  • Shinhwa's Junjin decides not to renew his contract with Open World Entertainment

    June 26, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    Shinhwa's Junjin has ultimately decided not to renew his contract with Open World Entertainment. His contract with the agency ended on May 24th, which sparked the curiosity of industry officials as to whether he'll part ways with the agency or renew his contract with them. A representative of Shinhwa revealed on June 26th, "Junjin has terminated his contract with Open World Entertainment and is deliberating over his future." Consider

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