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Korean travel drama a costly affair

PETALING JAYA: Applying for the Korean Electronic Travel Authorisation (K-ETA) through an unauthorised third-party website has turned out to be very costly for unsuspecting Malaysians. Despite warnings by the South Korean authorities against applying via third-party and fraudulent sites, some Malaysians went ahead and ended up paying 10 times more for their K-ETA. ALSO READ: Malaysians denied passage...

Lee Seung Gi Becomes a Father

Lee Seung Gi’s personal life reached many milestones at a whirlwind pace lately. The Korean actor announced he just became a father. Lee Seung Gi, 37, and his wife Lee Da In, 32, started dating in 2020 but kept their relationship a secret until 2021. Initially, there was backlash from Lee Seung Gi’s fans who felt Lee Da...

How BTS’s V Landed His Role In IU’s “Love Wins All” Music Video

“He has to possess the mood of…” IU released her latest single, “Love Wins All,” on January 24, 2024, and together with BTS‘s V, the two starred in a cinematic and emotional music video for the song. IU recently released a behind-the-scenes video from the set of her “Love Wins All” music video, opening up about the filming process and the...

BTS’s V Shocks Fans By Posting Never-Before-Seen Photos With IU

The BTS star treated fans to some behind the scenes candid photos. V has taken the internet by storm after sharing a series of candid pictures with IU on his Instagram account. The BTS star starred in IU’s “Love wins all” music video, and the internet has not stopped talking about their performances and chemistry ever since. In the music video, V...

“Sexual Violence, Forced Weight Loss And Plastic Surgery” — How Seoul Plans To Protect Young K-Pop Trainees

A new ordinance will facilitate psychological testing and counseling for trainees. In a move to safeguard the wellbeing of young idol trainees, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has established a groundbreaking legal framework. This initiative addresses the longstanding issue of physical and mental health risks faced by teenagers in the highly competitive entertainment industry. The Council has successfully...

The K-Pop Market Is Expanding With The Introduction Of A Multiple-Production System

Same-label artists can make a comeback without competition. Recently, same-label artists have been making comebacks around the same time frame, usually from one of the “Big 4” agencies. These changes are happening due to the introduction of a multi-production system and expanding the K-Pop market. With these comebacks happening around the same time, the artists have found...

Fans Demand HYBE Fire Alleged Problematic Director Amid Concerns For The Members’ Well-Being

“What’s wrong with him?” Fans demanded that HYBE fire a director that they alleged was needlessly putting TXT members in danger. On January 22, a post titled “Another Truck Was Sent To HYBE” went viral. In the post, the author uploaded several photos of a truck that was sent to HYBE in protest. BIGHIT is the label that hasn’t gotten its...

Rain and Kim Tae Hee’s female stalker gets six-month prison sentence and 40 hours of treatment program

Rain and Kim Tae Hee have been targets of constant stalking since 2021. The female stalker has been finally sentenced to prison. Read on to know the details of when and how this incident happened! South Korean celebrity couple, Rain and Kim Tae Hee, heaved a sigh of relief as a woman in her 40s, who...

IU Surprises Fans By Bleaching Her Hair Pink — Netizens On The Fence

This is a rare color for her. On January 11, 2023, singer IU shocked fans with a hair transformation. She has had black or dark brown hair for years, only to suddenly go blond. She posted an update on Instagram, posing with a pink Gucci bag. She captioned it, “Gucci, we’re twinning. I’ll go and be back safe.”   As IU was...

BTS’s V Shares What He Has Learned By Being With The Members

OT7! In the most recent episode of BTS’s doc-series BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star, member V talked about his gratitude towards his members and even gave an exclusive peek inside his home. This series showcases numerous milestones throughout the group’s career with the addition of exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. While giving a tour of his home, he also compared how...