Actors Ku Hye-sun, Ahn Jae-hyun May Part Ways After 3 Years of Marriage

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Ku Hye-sun and Ahn Jae-hyun may be the second Korean top-star couple to divorce this year as their talent agency announced Sunday that they have decided to part ways after three years of marriage.

“Despite encouragements and anticipations from many people, the two actors have recently reached a point where they can no longer continue their marriage life due to various problems and decided to part ways after serious discussions,” HB Entertainment said in a release.

“As their management agency, the company respects the two people’s decision that came after several months of serious discussions and hopes they will live more happily apart.”

Ku wants to file for court mediation for her divorce within this month so the divorce can be settled by September, the agency said.

But the actress partly denied the announcement in her Instagram, saying the press statement was released without her consent.

“We discussed divorce but have yet to agree on anything. … I want to keep my family,” she said.

Ku and Ahn, who met on the set of KBS 2TV’s fantasy-medical series “Blood,” began dating in 2015 and tied the knot the following year.

Ku, 35, debuted in 2002 in a television commercial and became a star actress through a number of hit shows, including MBC TV’s sitcom “Nonstop” and KBS 2TV’s romantic series “Boys Over Flowers.”

The actress recently debuted as a film director, a painter and a writer.

Ahn, 32, gained instant popularity in 2014 for his supporting role in “My Love From the Star,” playing the rebellious younger brother of the heroine Cheon Song-yi, played by actress Jun Ji-hyun.

He was one of the main hosts of the second season of tvN’s entertainment show “New Journey to the West.”

Shortly after their marriage, they together appeared in the reality TV show “Newlywed Diary,” which explored their newly married life.

When their divorce is decided, they will become the second high-profile Korean celebrity couple to separate this year.

Last month, actors Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki ended their one year and nine months of marriage as the court approved the divorce settlement.

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Source:: Daily Times


HB Entertainment denies actress Goo Hye Sun’s contract has been canceled

HB Entertainment has denied actress Goo Hye Sun’s contract has been canceled.

Reports alleged Goo Hye Sun had left the label following the news of her divorce from Ahn Jae Hyun and her missing profile photos from HB Entertainment’s website as well as her statements that it’d be best for her to end her contract. However, on August 18, the label clarified, “The reports saying we’ve terminated our exclusive contract with Goo Hye Sun are not true. Our contract is intact. We haven’t erased her profile photo, and her profile on portal sites remain.”

They explained, “It’s been over a year since we updated our official website.” Goo Hye Sun signed with HB Entertainment this past May after the end of her contract with Partners Park, and it seems her profile has yet to be updated on the website.

Stay tuned for updates.

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Source:: Daily Times


WhatsApp’s new exciting features you can use right away

tech Updated: Aug 18, 2019 13:46 IST

WhatsApp new features available now.(Pixabay)

WhatsApp is one of the most awaited apps for new features. The popular messaging app is used by over 1.5 billion users globally. In India alone, WhatsApp has 400 million users.

WhatsApp regularly updates the app with new features. It also tests unreleased features on its beta app for Android and iPhone. Recently, WhatsApp has been focusing on privacy and control of spam on the platform. It has rolled out features to help curb these issues on WhatsApp.

In terms of UI change, the app will soon roll our dark mode on Android and iPhone. WhatsApp dark mode is expected to arrive with iOS 13 and Android Q update. While we wait for that, there are other features available now on WhatsApp. If you’re a frequent WhatsApp user, these are some features you can use right now.

Fingerprint unlock

WhatsApp introduced fingerprint unlock for Android users. This feature is located in the ‘Privacy’ section of the app. Enabling this will allow users to unlock WhatsApp with their fingerprint. Users can also choose to hide content from WhatsApp notifications. Fingerprint unlock is available for WhatsApp beta users. As for iOS, all iPhone and iPad users can unlock WhatsApp through Face ID or Touch ID.

Frequently forwarded

WhatsApp finally made its ‘frequently forwarded’ tool official earlier this month. As the name suggests, this tag is to inform users of messages that have been forwarded more than five times. This tool is aimed at alerting users of spam messages which is one major issue on WhatsApp.

Consecutive voice messages

This feature is useful for people who send multiple voice messages on WhatsApp. Previously users had to listen to each message individually. With this feature, multiple voice messages sent at once will now play consecutively. Users need not go back and play the next voice message.

Group invitation

For those unaware, there is a way to escape those pesky WhatsApp groups. This privacy feature lets users decide if anyone or only their contacts can add them to WhatsApp groups. Users can also set the option to nobody for WhatsApp groups. This would result in the user receiving an invitation to join the WhatsApp group which expires in 72 hours.

First Published: Aug 18, 2019 13:46 IST

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