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KBS spends 7 billion KRW for program to give 500 idols who debuted but didn't quite make it another chance
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KBS spends 7 billion KRW for program to give 500 idols who debuted but didn't quite make it another chance

KBS is planning a giant project.

According to insiders, KBS is currently preparing 'The Final 99 Match' (title pending) for idols who have debuted but didn't make it into the spotlight. The planned budget for the show is 7 billion KRW (approximately 6.2 million USD).

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They are recruiting 500 idols - 250 male and 250 female - that have already released songs. There will be two teams in the end made of 9 members (one male, one female). They will not be taking any trainees. 

Nam Ji Hyun And Ji Chang Wooks Off-Screen Behaviour Will Make You Think Theyre a Real Life Couple
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Nam Ji Hyun And Ji Chang Wooks Off-Screen Behaviour Will Make You Think Theyre a Real Life Couple

Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun are already getting a lot of love for their onscreen chemistry, but it seems like two have also become closer offscreen as well! 

As SBS drama Suspicious Partner has progressed, fans have seen a change in their two characters, who are expected to become even closer in the next coming episodes. 

According to the drama’s producers, Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun are also becoming closer in real life, allowing their scenes to be filmed in a more friendly atmosphere. 

Chinese Fans Sent Yoona Almost 1 Billion Messages For Her Birthday
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Chinese Fans Sent Yoona Almost 1 Billion Messages For Her Birthday

Yoona celebrated her 27th birthday on May 30 and her Chinese fans came out in full force on Weibo.

They sent over 850 million messages with the hashtag #ImYoona0530HappyBirthday, the 3rd most trending of the day.

Even with the tension between South Korea and China due to THAAD, Yoonas popularity is almost unrivaled.

Chinese netizens voted her as the top Korean female star and she has even become semi-fluent in Chinese!

She is even able to respond to interviewers questions without the assistance of a translator.

YG Entertainment issues an official apology for T.O.P's marijuana charge
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YG Entertainment issues an official apology for T.O.P's marijuana charge

Shortly after reports of Big Bang member T.O.P being charged for marijuana use broke out, YG Entertainment has come forward with an official apology. 

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On June 1, the label stated,

"First and foremost, we would like to apologize.

After confirmation, we have learned that Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P's real name) did in fact admit to the charge of smoking marijuana before his military enlistment, following through with all investigative measures by attending the police's investigation in the midst of his public service duties and deeply reflecting on his actions afterward. 

More details of T.O.P's marijuana charge revealed + government involvement rumors
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More details of T.O.P's marijuana charge revealed + government involvement rumors

More details about Big BangT.O.P's marijuana use charge have been revealed.

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YG Entertainmenthas already confirmed T.O.P admitted to the charges, but reports say he initially denied the accusations. The Big Bang member and a female acquaintance in her 20s were found to have illegally smoked marijuana in his home on 3 different occasions between October 9-12 of last year.