August 29th, 2019

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First Character Posters for upcoming gender-bender historical drama 'Tale Of Nok-Du' released!

KBS2’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama “Tale of Nok-Du” has released its first character posters of Jang Dong Yoon and Kim So Hyun!

“Tale of Nok-Du” is based on a webtoon and will be a historical rom-com about a man named Jeon Nok Du (played by Jang Dong Yoon) who disguises himself as a woman to enter a mysterious all-female community. There, he will meet Dong Dong Joo (played by Kim So Hyun), a gisaeng-in-training who wants to be anything but a gisaeng (female courtesan).

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source: soompi, naver

I almost didn't recognize both!!! Jang Dong Yoon looks so pretty dressed up as a woman and Kim So Hyun so different with her black shorter hair! I'm getting excited for the drama :D
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EXO's Chen to come back with a new album in early October

Chen is returning with a new solo album! On August 29, media outlet News1 reported that EXO’s Chen is expected to release an album sometime in the beginning of October.

In response to the reports, SM Entertainment confirmed, “EXO’s Chen is preparing to release a solo album in early October.

The idol made his solo debut last April with his first mini album “April, and a flower” and received a warm response for his title track “Beautiful Goodbye,” taking No. 1 on charts and music programs.

source: @soompi soompi, naver
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Kangnam and speed skater Lee Sang Hwa are getting married

On August 29, Market News reported that the couple will be holding their wedding in October at a location in Seoul. In response to the reports, Kangnam’s agency Dmost Entertainment shared the following statement:

This is Dmost Entertainment.
We want to share joyful news today regarding Kangnam and Lee Sang Hwa.
Kangnam and Lee Sang Hwa will be tying the knot with love and trust for one another.
They will be holding their wedding on October 12 (Saturday) at a hotel in Seoul.
We ask that you send warm blessings to the days ahead for Kangnam and Lee Sang Hwa, who are awaiting their new beginning. [Kangnam] will work to give back the love and interest with positive work.
Thank you.

Kangnam and Lee Sang Hwa went public with their relationship in March of this year and denied marriage reports at that time. It was recently confirmed that Kangnam, who has a Korean mother and Japanese father, is preparing for Korean naturalization.

source: soompi 1 2, marketnews, newsen
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Kim Soo Hyun To Make Cameo Appearance In “Hotel Del Luna” Finale

Kim Soo Hyun has several connections to the cast and crew of the drama: he worked with producing director Oh Choong Hwan in “My Love From the Star“, IU in “Dream High” and “Producer,” and Yeo Jin Goo in “The Moon Embracing the Sun.”

Kim Soo Hyun recently supported his former colleagues by showing up to set and sending the cast and crew a coffee truck.

source: soompi 2, naver 1 2
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JYP Entertainment Responds To Reports That TWICE’s Mina Participated In MV Filming

On August 29, sources in the music industry reported that Mina had participated in the filming for TWICE’s upcoming music video.

Earlier this summer, JYP Entertainment announced that Mina was taking a break from official activities due to concerns about her health. Earlier this month, the agency stated that Mina had been diagnosed with anxiety disorder.

According to the industry sources, Mina decided to participate in the music video filming after discussions with JYP Entertainment. The sources stated that the other eight members gave her strength and took careful consideration of the fact that Mina was still not fully recovered from her health issues. As a result, Mina was reportedly able to finish filming without any problems.

JYP Entertainment stated to Newsen, “We are not able to confirm such a report at this time. We will release an official statement when the time is right.”

source: soompi 1 2, naver 1 2
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X1’s Kim Yo Han Sprained His Ankle During Recording For “M Countdown”

Early in the morning on August 29 KST, rumors began to circulate online that Kim Yo Han had been injured on the set of “M Countdown.” Around 5:30 a.m. KST, X1’s official Twitter account shared that the time to check fans’ registration for the “M Countdown” pre-recorded performance had been delayed, without giving a reason as to why.

Later that morning, Newsen reported that Kim Yo Han had been injured during the pre-recording and that the recording had temporarily stopped while Kim Yo Han was taken to the hospital. Also according to the report, Kim Yo Han returned to the set once he had received emergency treatment.

A source from Swing Entertainment told Newsen, “Kim Yo Han sprained his ankle while doing choreography and received emergency treatment. He was determined to stand on stage to greet the fans who had waited for him, so he returned to set to finish recording. Afterwards, he will continue to get treatment for his injury at the hospital.

source: soompi 1 2, naver, x1official101

Doing choreo with a sprained ankle @.@
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MAMAMOO Wheein to make her solo comeback with new release 'Soar' on September 4th

MAMAMOO Wheein to make her solo comeback with new release "Soar" September 4th

It is shared that Soar has been produced by Jungkey who has worked with Wheein before with "부담이 돼 (Anymore)" released in 2017

source: balloon_wanted, osen
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Seventeen 3rd Full-Length Album Details

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source: ohmyjww 1 2 3

5 Versions 💸💸💸
Also! Hoshi accidentally brushed his teeth with foam cleanser today lol
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Goo Hara’s Ex-Boyfriend Choi Jong Bum Sentenced With Probation

Goo Hara's ex BF Choi Jeong Bum sentenced with 1,5 yrs in prison w/ 3 years probation, Hara's legal side asking for stronger punishment for his wrong doing (threats, coercion, injuries, and property damages ) instead of just a probation

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source: koreanupdates, naver 2 3, soompi

Edited in the soompi article, which is a bit clearer!

Short, flashy web-based dramas appeal to binge watch-loving new generation

As new digital media, like YouTube, has become a mainstream content distribution platform, web-based series have carved out an independent genre in South Korean show business based on explosive popularity among teenagers.

Drama "A-Teen," produced by Playlist Global, a web drama studio under the wing of South Korea's largest internet portal operator Naver, is one of the biggest smash hit mini-dramas in the country.

Premiering in July 2018, the series of 24 eight-minute episodes created a sensation among teens, who went crazy over the story about six high school students and how they deal with their teenage years.

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source: Yonhap News
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190829 Mnet M!Countdown

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