Shinee Talks About Being Mentioned In Barack Obamas Speech

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SHINee Talks About Being Mentioned In Barack Obamas Speech
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SHINee Talks About Being Mentioned In Barack Obamas Speech

On July 3, former president Barack Obama visited Korea for the Asian Leadership Conference and gave SHINee the huge honor by mentioning them during his speech. Key responded to the shoutout shortly thereafter, and the group recently had another opportunity to bring up Obamas gesture.

On July 8, SHINee returned to the stage to perform in the SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR VI in Seoul. During the performance, they thanked their fans for sticking with them, and also talked about being mentioned by Obama.

Minzy talks about the most memorable moment with 2NE1
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Minzy talks about the most memorable moment with 2NE1

Minzy held her solo debut showcase on April 17. 

The former 2NE1 member shared how she came to make her solo debut, and explained, "It happened smoothly because my contract came to an end. With my contract ending (with YG Entertainment), I had to make a decision to show a new, improved musical side of me."

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Next, Minzy was asked about her most memorable moment with 2NE1. She answered, "I think the most memorable moment is our performance together at 'MAMA'."

SHINee's Jonghyun to release his 2nd compilation album, 'The Collection: Story Op. 2'!
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SHINee's Jonghyun to release his 2nd compilation album, 'The Collection: Story Op. 2'!

SHINee's Jonghyun will be releasing his 2nd compilation album, 'The Collection: Story Op. 2'!

SEE ALSO: Dara shares her plans for a potential solo debut

His 1st compilation album, 'The Collection: Story Op. 1', was released back in September of 2015 and received much praise. The 2nd compilation album will again be full of songs written and composed by Jonghyun himself, who also participated in the album directing this time around.

Having demonstrated his capabilities as a singer/song writer not only through his solo works but also through IU's "Gloomy Clock", Lee Hi's "Breathe", EXO's "Playboy", and more, fans can look forward to a unique range of genres in 'The Collection: Story Op. 2'.

Jo Kwon talks about his mother's reaction to him cross-dressing
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Jo Kwon talks about his mother's reaction to him cross-dressing

Jo Kwon made a guest appearance on the April 18 broadcast of KBS 2TV's '1 vs. 100' where he talked about his mother's reaction to him cross-dressing.

When MC Jo Choong Hyun asked, "Your cross-dressing has become quite a sensation."

Jo Kwon then commented, "I had the opportunity to cross dress while on a program.  Many people were wondering 'who is that lady?' after seeing my transformation.  When they found out it Jo Kwon, they talked negatively about me. I also dressed like Beyonce and SISTAR as well."

Crayon Pops Contract With Agency Expires, In Talks For Renewal
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Crayon Pops Contract With Agency Expires, In Talks For Renewal

Crayon Pop is facing a crisis as a group, as most members contracts have expired.

A source from their agency Chrome Entertainment revealed on April 19, Our contracts with Ellin, Soyul, Geummi, and Choa expired in March, but Weis contract is still valid until May. We are focusing on discussions with Ellin, Soyul, and Geummi about whether they will renew their contracts or disband.

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They added that Soyul was resting after her marriage with Moon Hee Jun and that she has not been feeling well lately. Also addressing rumors that Choa and Wei were signing with a musical company and that Geummi and Ellin were preparing for new promotions, they stated that they had not heard of any of this.