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K-Pop Star Jung Yong-hwa to Enlist, Leaving Behind Cloud of Familiar Controversy

K-Pop Star Jung Yong-hwa to Enlist, Leaving Behind Cloud of Familiar Controversy

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – CNBLUE frontman Jung Yong-hwa is set to enlist in the armed forces come March 5, according to an announcement made on January 26 by his talent agency FNC Entertainment. The surprisingly sudden decision to fulfil his national duty, after it was revealed that Jung was investigated by police for [...]

Singer Jung Yong-hwa to Join Military in March amid Controversy over Academic Favors

Singer Jung Yong-hwa to Join Military in March amid Controversy over Academic Favors

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop singer Jung Yong-hwa of boy band CNBLUE will join the military in March, his agency said Friday, amid allegations that the star received undue favors when entering graduate school. Earlier this month, the 28-year-old singer was accused of having received preferential treatment in his admission to the applied [...]

CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa Quits TV Show Amid Controversy Over Academic Favor

CNBLUE’s Jung Yong-hwa Quits TV Show Amid Controversy Over Academic Favor

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Jung Yong-hwa of the idol band CNBLUE will be leaving a cable TV show after the revelation that he received preferential treatment in graduate school admission, his agency said Wednesday. “After much thought, Jung decided to voluntarily quit the program, feeling responsibility for today’s controversy and hoping the issue [...]

Chinese Group Invests US$209 mln in FNC Entertainment

Chinese Group Invests US$209 mln in FNC Entertainment

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A subsidiary of Chinese conglomerate Suning Universal has decided to invest US$209 million in FNC Entertainment, the South Korean entertainment agency said Monday. FNC Entertainment said it will issue about 1.7 million new shares to Suning Universal Media Co. to raise 336.9 billion won (US$290.8 million) in capital. “Through [...]