May 28th, 2019

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GFriend reveal subunits & perform two new tracks



0:11 - Shy Boy - Hug Hug unit (Yerin, Eunha, Umji)
3:26 - Monday Blues - World Peace unit (Sowon, Yuju, SinB)

Apparently, both of these songs were considered as GFriend's debut song, but they ultimately went with Glass Bead. (this is according to fan buzz, can't find a source though)

Source: YouTube: GFRIEND OFFICIAL

track 1 reminds me of orange caramel's abing abing, (IT'S AMAZING) and track 2 is like... three songs in one. i hope we'll get studio versions of these!
Nick

ATEEZ 'Wave' & 'Illusion' Performance Previews + Perfomance Teaser Posters



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Sources: ATEEZ (1, 2), ATEEZOfficial (1, 2), MyMusicTaste

Why so much autotune on Illusion? You were supposed to be fresh and fun... *sight* I guess I'm team Wave now HAKUNA MATATA YO!. The voting is still going on here, Wave is in the lead by a few votes so basically the members are going to end up deciding the song

[TW] Goo Hara Releases Statement Through Representative + Reassures Fans Following Suicide Attempt



Goo Hara released a statement following a suicide attempt.

On May 28, Japanese news outlets relayed Goo Hara’s words from a representative and shared an update on the celebrity’s health.

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apparently, she’s going to be halting her korean and japanese promotions for the time being, but i can’t find an article confirming it

Source: Naver via Soompi

Red Velvet’s Joy And Yeri Open Their Own Instagram Accounts

https://instagram.com/p/Bx9slsQh2nq


Translation: “Joy has opened an official Instagram account! Please drop by a lot, and let’s see each other often in the future.” She also shared a video of herself waving and saying, “Everyone, please drop by my Instagram a lot!”

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Sources: @yerimiese, @_imyour_joy, Soompi (Via Translation)
Bae of all baes Matsumoto Jun.

MBC reports on allegations of Yang Hyun Suk mediating prostitution services; YG stocks plummet

On May 27, MBC’s “Straight” reported on Yang Hyun Suk’s alleged mediation of prostitution services.

In the new report, the program alleged that Yang Hyun Suk had been involved in soliciting prostitutes for foreign investors. According to the program’s sources, back in July 2014, several high-ranking figures from YG Entertainment accompanied two Southeast Asian investors to an upscale restaurant in the Gangnam district of Seoul.

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Sources: Naver (1, 2) and Nate via Soompi (1, 2)
Ace 2

JTBC Confirms Cancellation Of Upcoming Talk Show Featuring CL

The production of a JTBC variety show featuring CL as a host has been canceled.

On May 28, several sources from the industry stated, “The production of JTBC2’s upcoming talk show ‘CL Nine’ (tentative title) with CL as a host has ultimately been canceled. The direction [of the show] changed while going through different stages of production, and both the production and CL’s appearance in the show were canceled.”

In response, a source from JTBC confirmed, “The production of ‘CL Nine’ was ultimately canceled. The production team is currently preparing a new program.”

Initial reports about the show first came out on May 6, when a source from JTBC clarified that the show with CL as well as Paris Hilton’s guest appearance were in talks.

This is just sad... like

source: soompi, tv report, naver
dazed

"Arthdal Chronicles" to hit small screen this week




"Arthdal Chronicles," a big-budget fantasy drama series set in the Bronze Age on a mythical continent, will hit the small screen this week, starring such high-profile actors as Jang Dong-gun and Song Joong-ki.

The 18-episode series, set against the background of the early civilization period on a fictional, mythical continent called Arth, depicts competing chieftains' power struggle to take the throne of the first nation founded on the continent.

With reportedly the biggest budget of some 40 billion won (US$33.7 million) for any Korean TV series this year, the drama series is the country's first TV show to delve into the Bronze Age that goes back more than 2,000 years before Christ.

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It will premiere on tvN and Netflix on the same day, June 1st. I'm not sure if Nextflix will break up the series like tvN is planning to.

source: Yonhap News & The Swoon
Yoo Jae Suk
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The Secret Life of My Secretary Ep 13-16 Discussion Post



Synopsis: Do Min Ik is an intelligent executive of a leading telecommunications company who always relies on his secretary, the loyal Jung Gal Hee. He has a past hang-up that makes him fire his secretaries regularly, unfortunately also Jung Gal Hee. Stuff happens and Do Min Ik cannot see faces anymore.. Well, with Gal Hee's face being the only exception. Which makes her indispensable suddenly!
Oh, and Gal Hee also somehow winds up assuming a double life as a famous movie industry figure, Veronica Park in front of her boss which causes all kinds of chaos.

Cast: Kim Young-Kwang, Jin Ki-Joo, Kim Jae-Kyung, Koo Ja-Sung
Director: Lee Gwang-Young
Writer: Kim A-Jung
Network: SBS
Episodes: 32
Runtime: Mon & Tue 22:00

source: hellokpop, mydramalist, asianwiki


I can't watch this on viki bc I'm annoyed at how they romanized her name as Jung Gal Hui there. Have you ever felt like that?
minzy
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An [Eng Sub] Weki Meki Content Post!



I've seen a lot of people commenting that they're really getting into Weki Meki this era, so what better time than to present you with some fresh WKMK chaos? In the video above, Yoojung and Lucy prank their members by swapping parts halfway through, and it only gets more confusing from here.

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source: 뮤플리, ARIRANG K-POP (2), 뇌피셜, gif by djchaeng, STARK (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
minzy
  • adenar

Berry Good's Agency To Take Legal Action Against Daye's School Bullying Rumours



Berry Good’s agency has stated that rumors regarding Daye being a school bully are not true.

On May 28, a source from Berry Good’s agency stated, “We checked directly with Daye regarding the post that described her as school bully, and we found that it is not true at all.”

The source added, “We are going to take strong legal action against this anonymous post about Daye and school violence.”

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source: soompi via naver
dazed

Monsta X signs with Epic Records



K-pop boy band Monsta X has entered a new era by signing with Epic Records, the act announced today. The Korean septet signed with the Los Angeles-based label for their English language recordings and worldwide distribution, excluding South Korea.

“We are thrilled to join the Epic Family alongside some of the artists we admire the most. This is like a dream come true and we still can’t believe that this is happening to us. We can’t thank our [fandom] Monbebe enough for their endless support and for making everything possible,” said Monsta X in a statement.

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source: billboard