Kim claims blackmail

South Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun Jong claimed last Friday that he had been blackmailed by his former girlfriend, surnamed Choi, and a Korean news agency. "Choi shared the documents related to her pregnancy and miscarriage with the newspaper, which then told Kim's management agency that they have the files," said Kim's attorney.

Kim and his agency surrendered 600 million won (S$713,000) before Choi withdrew litigation and the newspaper dropped the report, said the lawyer.

Clooney to be Colbert's first late show guest

Comedian Stephen Colbert revealed on Twitter last Friday that actor George Clooney would be his "first-ever guest" when he debuts as the new host of Late Show on Sept 8.

Clooney was one of the last guests on the show before the previous host David Letterman's retirement in May.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2015, with the headline '(No headline) - BUZZING10'. Print Edition | Subscribe