Family at center of crashed BBC News interview talks about video going viral

Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 5:17 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 5:17 PM


            The family of Pusan National University professor Robert Kelly unexpectedly crashed his interview with BBC News and Kelly and his wife spoke to the network about the video going viral. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
The family of Pusan National University professor Robert Kelly unexpectedly crashed his interview with BBC News and Kelly and his wife spoke to the network about the video going viral. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

The family of Pusan National University professor Robert Kelly unexpectedly crashed his interview with BBC News Friday and four days later, are talking about it.

The clip of the interview crashes shows Kelly  speaking discussing South Korean politics when Kelly's 4 year old daughter, Marion, opens the door to his office and happily jaunts in. Soon to follow is 8-month-old son, James, bouncing in a walker and moments later, Kelly's wife, Jung-a Kim, runs in, softly pulling the children away after a quick struggle.

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The BBC News YouTube upload of the incident has over 16 million views.

The family spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the incident, saying that the door to the office is typically locked.

"Most of the time they come back to me after they find the locked door," Jung-a said. "But they didn’t. And then I saw the door was open. It was chaos for me."

On Tuesday, the family returned to the scene of the crime and appeared on BBC News  from their Busan, South Korea apartment days after going viral. This time they were all intentionally on camera.

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"We've watched it multiple times … and our families have watched it as well and everyone seems to think it's pretty hysterical, so we understand why people find it enjoyable."

Jung-a said that things have been stressful since the video spread across the internet.

"We're trying to handle it," she said. "We're fine. Getting better."

"We laughed a lot," Jung-a said of their initial reaction.

"We were worried that the BBC would never call us again, actually," Kelly said. "That we had just completely blown our relationship with you."

BBC reporter James Menendez then asked the couple about assumptions by some that Jung-a was a nanny to the children and not their mother.

"We were pretty uncomfortable with it."

"I hope people just enjoy (the video), not argue over this thing because I'm not a nanny," Jung-a said of internet debates of whether or not she was a nanny. "That's the truth. So I hope they stop doing the arguing."

And for those wondering if Kelly didn't help escort the children out because he was wearing sweats or pajamas: "Yes, I was wearing pants," Kelly said.

Watch the full interview with BBC News below:

’Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten shows off fancy $15,500 stove

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 10:18 PM

Author and Food Network host Ina Garten attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday, April 19, 2010 in New York. 
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Author and Food Network host Ina Garten attends the 2010 Matrix Awards presented by the New York Women in Communications at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Monday, April 19, 2010 in New York. (Evan Agostini/AP)

Barefoot Contessa” Ina Garten just took upgrading your appliances to a whole new level.

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The Food Network star and celebrity chef took to social media last week to show off a new, stunning stove that she just added to the kitchen of her Manhattan apartment.

“First day cooking on my new @lacanche_us range – so much fun!! #NYC#newapartment,” she wrote to followers on Jan. 18.

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The very fancy appliance was custom designed for Garten by Lacanche, a French-owned family business that makes about 50 stoves per year for American customers. According to PEOPLE, Garten went for the “Sully” model (which starts at $13,850) and added two burners, costing an additional $825.

The stove takes about four months to design and build and Garten had to pay extra for shipping, of course.

On Jan. 19, Garten shared the first treat she baked using her new oven. Sharing a photo of freshly baked pistachio meringues, she wrote, “First thing out of the oven – gorgeous Pistachio Meringues inspired by my friend Yotam @ottolenghi !!”

In April 2017, Garten opened up about the decision she and husband Jeffery made to not have children.

“We decided not to have children,” she said at the time. “I really appreciate that other people do and we will always have friends that have children that we are close to but it was a choice I made very early. I really felt, I feel, that I would have never been able to have the life I’ve had. So it’s a choice and that was the choice I made.”

The couple celebrated 49 blissful years of marriage in December.

James Franco, ‘Wonder Woman’ among Oscar nomination snubs

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:32 PM

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Nominations were announced for the 90th Academy Awards‬‬ Tuesday, and although a number of actors and filmmakers and films have multiple noms, some names expected to be called were snubbed.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, James Franco was considered by many to likely be nominated for his role  in “The Disaster Artist.” The actor, who faces multiple sexual misconduct allegations, was not among those nominated. “The Disaster Artist” only received one nomination for adapted screenplay for screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber.

This image released by A24 shows James Franco in a scene from "The Disaster Artist." Franco failed to receive an Oscar nomination for best actor on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Justina Mintz/A24 via AP)(Justina Mintz/AP)

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“Wonder Woman” was not nominated for any awards, technical or otherwise, despite being a high-grossing blockbuster last year. The star of the film, Gal Gadot, was also not nominated, Deadline reported.

Despite tremendous box office success, “Wonder Woman" and the film's star, Gal Gadot, received no Oscar nominations. (Warner Bros. Entertainment and RATPAC Entertainment, LLC)(Warner Bros. Entertainment and RATPAC Entertainment, LLC)

Tom Hanks was considered snubbed when he did not receive a Best Actor nomination for his role in “The Post.” Deadline reported that his co-star Meryl Streep received her 21st Oscar nomination overall for her role in the film. The movie also has a best picture nomination, but director Steven Spielberg was not nominated.

Streep is set to join other nominees at the 90th Academy Awards March 4.

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Meryl Streep, Jordan Peele, Guillermo del Toro and more react to 2018 Oscar nominations

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 5:29 PM

2018 Oscars Top Nominations

Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis were at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles Tuesday to announce the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards. “The Shape of Water,” “Get Out,” “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were among the films receiving multiple nominations.

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Some of the nominees have made history, including Jordan Peele, who is the first black filmmaker nominated for writing, producing and directing in the same year for “Get Out.” Mary J. Blige is the first person in the history of the awards to be nominated for best supporting actress and best original song in the same year for”Mudbound.” Vox reported that Christopher Plummer, nominated for best supporting actor for “All the Money in the World,” is the oldest nominee for acting at age 88.

Actress Meryl Streep poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'The Post' in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan.15, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)(Antonio Calanni/AP)

“The Post” was largely snubbed, but Meryl Streep earned her 21st Oscar nomination for best actress.

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Mary J. Blige receives record-setting Oscar nominations for ‘Mudbound’

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:44 PM

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Mary J. Blige shed happy tears when she learned she earned her first-ever Oscar nomination Tuesday morning.

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“My phone rang at about 5:30 a.m. and it was my publicist, Amanda, and she was screaming,” she told USA Today. “And I don’t know what it is so I’m screaming and I’m crying! It’s just a really emotional time. We’re not taking this lightly because things like this don’t happen. And it did.”

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The singer is nominated for best supporting actress for “Mudbound.” She plays Florence Johnson, a sharecropper’s wife, in the film.

“I just can’t stop crying,” Blige said.

Mary J. Blige is earned two Oscar nominations for best supporting actress and best original song for "Mudbound."(EPK.tv)


Blige has a lot to be happy about. The same day, she earned a second nod for best original song for “Mighty River,” which she wrote and recorded for the post-World War II era Netflix movie set in the Deep South. Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson also share writing credits on the song.

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The double nomination makes Blige the first person of any gender to be nominated for best supporting actress and best original song in the same year.

Although the record is a historic one, Blige expressed disappointment that the film’s director, Dee Rees, wasn’t nominated for best director. Rees is still nominated for best adapted screenplay with Virgil Williams.

Blige told USA Today she hopes people take away a message of hope from the film.

“What I hope that people take away is that no matter how bad or how awful things get or look or people treat us, we cannot give up on ourselves,” she said. “And we have to continue to look at the negative as an opportunity to do something positive, to change something.”

“Love is the answer. Love is the silver lining trough the whole movie,” she said.