Tuesday’s Link Attack: Wendi Deng Murdoch, Hyuna, Jay Park

Wendi Deng more than just a pretty face at Rupert Murdoch’s side
New York Daily News

Check out the video of Rupert Murdoch’s wife defending his honor.

Wendi Deng’s first foray into the hacking scandal engulfing her media mogul hubby was a wild roundhouse right aimed the protester who tried to smush her husband with a pie.

Normally quiet and reserved, the pink blazer-clad wife of Rupert Murdoch quickly jumped to her feet and swung at comedian Jonnie Marbles as all hell broke loose as the media barron testified before Parliament in London.

She mostly missed and took a tumble — but it’s no surprise her first instinct was to protect her husband.

The fashionable 6-foot-tall beauty, born Wen Ge Deng in China, is the mogul’s third wife and the mother his two youngest children, Grace and Chloe.

‘Bubble Pop’ is the hottest jam in South Korea
CBS News

So you’re sitting at your computer, wondering, “What’s the hottest summer jam in South Korea right now?” Well, wonder no more. Introducing Hyuna and the infectious/ridiculous pop hit “Bubble Pop.”

Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs New ‘Psycho-Opera’
Korean Beacon

After composing the songs from the film Where the Wild Things Are, Karen O (front woman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) is continuing to look for new ways to showcase her talent. She will be collaborating with playwright Adam Rapp to create a form of “psycho-opera, an assault on the tragic joys of youth,” reports Playbill.com.

North Korea’s Looming Famine
The Week

The secretive rogue nation is reportedly facing its deadliest food shortage in years. Why can’t Pyongyang feed its people?

K-pop fans to fly from U.S. for SNSD
Korea Herald

The Korea Tourism Organization said it was helping 103 U.S. fans of Korean pop visit the country to see a concert by girl group Girls’ Generation, attend two broadcasters’ K-pop TV shows and visit major tourist spots this week.

The KTO said the 103 fans from a K-pop fan community in Los Angeles asked the KTO’s branch in L.A. to help them attend a concert by Girls’ Generation, also known as SNSD.

The Korea Herald noted that although the tourism board helped make arrangements, the U.S. fans are paying their own way.

Who Killed Jong Kim?

Eight months after his death, detectives hope surveillance tape of an unusual car will lead them to the Studio City, [Calif.] man’s killers.

Jung Ho Kim hopes to inspire Flint residents with his run for mayor
Flint Journal (Mich.)

Jung Ho Kim acknowledges he has no experience with public office and can’t speak English very well — but that hasn’t stopped him from running for mayor of Flint.

The native of South Korea said he entered the political ring this year to inspire other underdogs or anyone who wants to make a difference in their communities.

“I want to give them motivation and I want to give them hope,” Kim said in an interview from his beauty supply store in Flint. “If I do it then they can do it anytime.”

LA Beats SF at Korean Food
NBC Bay Area

Let’s be honest: The Bay Area has nothing on Los Angeles when it comes to Korean food. San Francisco’s Koreatown dwarfs in size to LA’s, and while there are pockets of mouthwatering Korean restaurants in the South Bay and Oakland, Los Angeles simply has more.

Korean immigrant, Long Beach businessman fulfills his American dream
Long Beach Press-Telegram (Calif.) via Contra Costa Times

Here’s a nice profile of a Korean American man who runs a dry-cleaning business in Long Beach, Calif.

But what it doesn’t tell you is what he has gone through to attain the quintessential American Dream, to provide greater opportunities for his family, to send his son to Stanford and then to Columbia for a Ph.D. and a current position in its research center, to send his daughter to UC Irvine.

Ariang TV profile of Jay Park a.k.a. Park Jaebeom