K-Pop Star ‘Goo Hara’ Found Dead Inside Seoul, South Korea Home Sunday

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. (THECOUNT) — K-pop star, Goo Hara has been found dead on Sunday at her home in Seoul, South Korea. She was only 28.

Goo, aka, “Goo Ha-ra,” and also known under the single name Hara – was a former member of the five-part girl group Kara from 2008 to 2015, reports Variety.

The cause of her death was not provided by Seoul officials as of Sunday morning.

The police have not yet made official report about her death, nor have they confirmed if Goo killed herself.

But it is known that she attempted to commit suicide in March this year after an ex-boyfriend attempted to blackmail her with threats of assault and the release a sex video. Amid the dispute, Goo’s agency terminated her contract.

In June, she signed a new contract with leading talent management agency Production Ogi in Japan, where Kara had enjoyed huge popularity. Under Ogi, Goo appeared on TV shows and major fashion events in Japan. She also released a solo Japanese single “Midnight Queen” on Nov. 13.

It is also known that she was one of the closest friends of the singer-actress Sulli, who killed herself in October. At the time, Goo said in tears that she was okay and would keep working even harder during her Instagram live session.

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Geo quick facts: Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and pop culture meet Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets. Notable attractions include futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a convention hall with curving architecture and a rooftop park; Gyeongbokgung Palace, which once had more than 7,000 rooms; and Jogyesa Temple, site of ancient locust and pine trees – wikipedia.

K-Pop Star Choi ‘Sulli’ Jin-ri Of ‘f(x)’ Found Dead In Seongnam Home Monday

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. (THECOUNT) — Choi “Sulli” Jin-ri, the former member of top South Korean girl group f(x), was found dead on Monday, police said.

The body of Jin-ri, 25, was discovered at her home in Seongnam, south of the capital, Seoul, police said.

Jin-ri was later known as an anti-bullying activist.

“Her manager visited her home after failing to reach her since their last call the night before,” police said in a statement.

Sulli was grappling with severe depression, police said. They did not elaborate.

Sulli debuted with the five-member f(x) in 2009. It became one of the most popular girl groups in South Korea and helped fuel the global K-pop craze, reports YahooNews.

Sulli left the group in 2015 an launched a career as a solo singer and actress.

Most recently, she appeared on a television program in which K-pop stars discussed their experiences with malevolent online comments.

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Geo quick facts: Seongnam is the second largest city in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province after Suwon and the 10th largest city in the country. Its population is approximately one million. Seongnam is a satellite city of Seoul – Wikipedia.

Social Media ROASTS Samsung Over Galaxy Note 7 FIRE FAIL TOP 10 FUNNIEST Memes

Folks on social media are roasting Samsung after the company was forced to discontinue its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a fire hazard.

The stark safety concerns have sparked a firestorm of hilarious memes on social media. Here are our picks for top 10 funniest.

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The troubled smartphone has, for many people, become synonymous with setting fire after exploding handsets were reported around the world including in China, South Korea and the U.S. The decision to permanently discontinue the product, which was meant to be Samsung’s rival to Apple’s iPhone, is forecast to cost the company $17 billion in lost sales. Continue reading

Here’s Your FULL Updated Rio Olympics Medal Count – THECOUNT.COM

Here’s the full updated Olympics medal count midway through Day 2 in Rio

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 3 0 2 5
Italy 2 3 2 7
China 2 2 3 7
South Korea 2 2 1 5
Hungary 2 0 0 2
United States 1 5 1 7
Russia 1 2 2 5
Japan 1 0 6 7
Chinese Taipei 1 0 1 2
Argentina 1 0 0 1
Belgium 1 0 0 1
Kosovo 1 0 0 1
Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Thailand 1 0 0 1
Vietnam 1 0 0 1
Kazakhstan 0 1 1 2
Brazil 0 1 0 1
Denmark 0 1 0 1
Indonesia 0 1 0 1
New Zealand 0 1 0 1
Philippines 0 1 0 1
Sweden 0 1 0 1
Uzbekistan 0 0 2 2
Canada 0 0 1 1
Spain 0 0 1 1
Greece 0 0 1 1
Poland 0 0 1 1

Little League World Series Champs STRIPPED OF TITLE

Little League World Series champions, Jackie Robinson West has been stripped of their title in the 2014 Little League World Series over cheating..

Runner ups, Las Vegas will now be awarded the title.

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The Jackie Robinson West baseball team that brought the city together this summer is accused of stacking the team with players from the suburbs. “Jackie Robinson West Little League Continue reading

Official In Charge Of K-Pop Concert Commits Suicide Over Deaths

Sixteen K-Pop fans attending a concert in Seongnam, South Korea, died after the metal grate flooring they were standing on collapsed, and now the man who was in charge of safety measures for the event has committed suicide.

The unnamed man was found dead of an apparent suicide after jumping from a 10-story building. He had been questioned by police regarding the incident a short time earlier. A note was later found, “I am sorry for the dead victims… Please take a good care of my children.”

Fourteen Dead In Accident At K-Pop Concert

The dead and injured fans plummeted down a 60-foot shaft that led to an underground parking structure.

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Second Member Of Korean Group Ladies’ Code Dies Rise DEAD At 23

Rise becomes the second member of Korean pop group Ladies’ Code to die as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident that claimed the life of fellow member EunB.

Rise, 23, had undergone surgery over a head injury, but sadly slipped into a coma.

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Polaris Entertainment, the group’s record label, made the following announcement: “Ladies’ Code’s RiSe has passed away to the heavens at 10:10 AM on the 7th, at 23 years of age. Continue reading

WATCH: PSY’s New Video ‘HANGOVER’ Featuring Snoop Dogg

Parents may want to hit pause before sharing PHY‘s new music video “Hangover” with the kiddies! The first part of the video features PHY praying to the porcelain gods after a night of hard drinking and then it’s more alcohol fueled fun from there on out. Wait, isn’t pot the big thing right now?

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Stick with it, the tune gets better in a “sorta” kind of way towards the end. Continue reading

New Scarlett Johansson Movie BOOED!

Scarlett Johansson‘s new movie “Under The Skin,” was unanimously booed after a recent screening in Milan! The actress plays the role of a predatory alien and the theme of the movie is said to be a mix of mutilation and masochism! Nice! The sci-fi flick has already been panned and banned in South Korea and now it is rousing utter disbelief and laughter at the Venice film festival!download (8) Continue reading