On this day nine years ago, Gangnam Style became the first song to hit one billion YouTube views... but what happened to Psy after his global fame?
The chat show host upset fans of the K-Pop boyband when he said they were all 15-year-old girls and inferred they would not be interested in global politics.
Hit South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service, the defense ministry has said, reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars. The decision is likely to fuel debate in South Korea, which remains technically at war with North Korea, about whether entertainers and athletes should have to do their full military service, of about 18 months, when they might be at the peak of their careers. "Exempting pop culture artists from military service even though they have made a contribution to the country's reputation is not in line with the government's stance to uphold justice and fairness," the ministry said in announcing its decision on Thursday.
Last night was one of the hottest dates in the diary for many celebrity A-listers, with the stars turning up in force for the annual Met Gala. Everybody from Beyonce to Kim Kardashian to Madonna were there, and thanks to the power of social media we felt as though we had front row seats to the do too.
Alright, so we already knew Harry Styles’ talents stretch further than having the voice of an angel and the hair of 100 unicorns, but did you know his method acting skills were THIS good? Or that the world’s highest mountain is actually located somewhere rather unexpected?