September 18th, 2019

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Star Empire's Affiliated Label Debuting New Girl Group: "ARIAZ" + Concept Photos



Star Empire's affiliated label, Rising Star Entertainment, will debuting a new girl group named ARIAZ sometime in October!


Some info on the new group:
- ARIAZ has 6 members: Yunji, Dawon, Sihyeon, Yeori, Hyokyung, and Jueun
- ARIAZ’s debut album will be produced by e.one, who has worked on songs like EXO’s “Lucky,” GFRIEND’s “Paradise,” Apink’s “Push & Pull,” and Wanna One’s “Wanna” and “Day By Day.”
- The name origins: "Unique voices (Aria) coming together to create one song and stage"

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Sources:
Logo Reveal - 아리아즈 ARIAZ_official
Group Info - J.Lim's article on Soompi
Member teasers all come from @official_ARIAZ on Twitter
Dawon Singing and Produce 101 Clips come from Mnet Official- 1 2 3
MixNine Clip - Roxanne Wilde
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YG Ent will likely return >60 Bil. Won investment by Louis Vuitton + are fined 6 Bil. Won in taxes



Financial industry representatives have revealed that YG Entertainment is likely to pay back the money invested by LVMH five years ago.

In October 2014, LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE (hereafter LVMH) invested 61 billion won (approximately $51.6 million) in redeemable convertible preference shares (RCPS) of YG Entertainment. At the time of investment, LVMH set the option of converting into common stock at 43,574 won (approximately $36.83) per share or a repayment of 67 billion won (approximately $56.6 million), which includes annual interest, after five years.

If YG’s stocks are priced higher than 43,574 won per share, LVMH can profit by converting into common stock. However, following recent controversies surrounding the company, YG’s stock prices have continued to fall, priced at 23,500 won as of September 15. As a result, financial industry representatives predict that LVMH will choose to receive the repayment of 67 billion won on the set five-year date of October 16, 2019.

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source: soompi 1 2 3 4, Sports Hangook, etoday
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Baek A Yeon also left JYP Entertainment



"Hello, this is JYP Entertainment. We would like to inform you that the exclusive contracts of our artists Baek A Yeon and Baek Yerin (15&) expired on August 30 and September 14 respectively.

By seeking their own musical color while trying various genres, Baek A Yeon and Baek Yerin have moved listeners with their beautiful vocals and music. Although we are now parting ways, JYP will continue to sincerely support these two artists and their bright futures.

Thank you to the fans who have sent so much love to these two artists. We ask for your continued support so that they can become even more beloved artists who give happiness to others. Thank you."

Baek A Yeon also took to Instagram Stories to post photos of the agency building with the caption, “Goodbye.”

source: soompi 1 2, star.hankookilbo
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Park Yoochun To Pay Large Amount In Damages After Mediations For Sexual Assault Case Come To A Close



In the damages suit between Park Yoochun and the second woman who accused him of sexual assault (hereafter referred to as “A”), the amount by which Park Yoochun is to compensate “A” has been agreed upon.

The courts previously ordered a mandatory mediation, and after a hangup due to the resignation of Park Yoochun’s lawyers and an address change, Park Yoochun received the mediation proposal on August 27.

Because Park Yoochun did not object to the proposal within two weeks (by September 11), the terms have been accepted by default, and Park Yoochun will have one month to pay the agreed upon amount, which has been reported as close to 100 million won (approximately $84,400).

The legal representative of “A” said, “The compensation is large, but there is a clause in which the amount must be kept secret for a month, so we are unable to disclose the exact figure.” According to reports, in the event that Park Yoochun does not comply, they are planning to enforce the matter by taking steps to seize Park Yoochun’s assets.

source: soompi 1 2, yna.co
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Park Min Young and Seo Kang Joon Confirmed As Leads Of New JTBC Drama



Park Min Young and Seo Kang Joon will be starring in a drama together! In August, it was revealed that the two actors are in talks for the JTBC drama “I’ll Go to You When the Weather Is Nice” (literal title).

It was confirmed on September 17 that Park Min Young and Seo Kang Joon will be uniting as the leads for the drama.
The drama is based on a novel of the same title and is a warm romance story set in the countryside.

Park Min Young will be playing Mok Hae Won, an ordinary woman without any special characteristics besides having played cello since she was young. She uses that skill to step out into the professional world, but this only results in heartbreak and the loss of trust. She then decides to move back to a town in Gangwon Province, where she lived when she was young.

Seo Kang Joon’s character Im Eun Seob runs a small bookstore in Mok Hae Won’s hometown. He lives quite the simple lifestyle, starting his day by reading while drinking coffee and ending with a post for his bookstore blog. His life is shaken up a bit when Hae Won enters his life.

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source: soompi 1 2, naver

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B.I Admits To Some Suspicions In 2016 Drug Case, Booked As Suspect



According to several news reports, B.I admitted to some suspicions during police questioning regarding his 2016 drug case and therefore has been booked as a suspect.

On September 17 at 9 a.m. KST, B.I went in for questioning at the Gyeonggi Southern Provincial Police Agency under the status of someone with information about a case. Following inquires about matters such as B.I allegedly purchasing marijuana from an acquaintance in 2016 and using it, he admitted to some of the suspicions. Therefore, his status has been changed to that of a suspect.

After over 14 hours of questioning, B.I exited the police station at around 11:30 p.m. and stated to the press, “I’m sorry for evoking criticism.”

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source: soompi 1 2, edaily
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Shin Ye Eun Confirmed To Star Alongside INFINITE’s L In Upcoming KBS Romantic Comedy



Shin Ye Eun is confirmed for the upcoming KBS 2TV drama “Welcome” (literal title)! Based on the webtoon of the same name, “Welcome” is a fantasy romantic comedy about a cat who transforms into a human. Previously, L confirmed that he would be starring in the drama as Hong Jo, a warm-hearted cat who helps heal his lonely owner’s emotional wounds.

Shin Ye Eun will be playing Kim Sol Ah, a puppy-like woman in her mid-twenties who loves people and tries her best to protect those around her. Kim Sol Ah is a new hire at a visual design company who dreams of becoming a webtoon artist. After she starts living with Hong Jo, she slowly begins to open her heart.

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source: soompi 1 2, naver

The Great Show Episode 7 & 8 Discussion Post



PLOT: Assemblyman Wi Dae Han was a competent assemblyman who only had a bright future ahead. However, he didn’t win the general election due to a scandal. As the saying goes, he becomes a person less than human for losing. He starts from the bottom again and prepares to become the assemblyman again. But unexpected guests appear at his place. A highschool girl with her siblings come from nowhere, and she insists that he is her birth father. Dae Han has no affection to the children, but he accepts the siblings as his family. His goal is to put up a show and set up a new image. But unexpectedly, he finds out that raising children was much tougher than being an assemblyman. In their relationship, Dae Han becomes a real father.

Cast: Song Seung Heon (as Wi Dae Han), Lee Sun Bin (as Jung Soo Hyun), Im Joo Hwan (as Kang Joon Ho), Noh Jung Eui (as Han Da Jeong), Park Ha Na, Son Byung Ho, Hyuk, Kim Dong Young, Jung Joon Won, Park Ye Na, Kang Eun Ah, Yoo Sung Joo, Lee Won Jong, Kim Hyun, Yoo Jang Young, Song Ji Hyun, Pyo Hye Rim, Kim Jun
Director: Shin Yong-Hwi
Writer: Sul Joon-Suk
Network: tvN
Episodes: 16
Release Date: August 26 - October 15, 2019
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 21:30

SOURCE: Image and drama information from Asianwiki

You can watch on VIU | Dramanice


I finally know the story behind Soo Hyun's sister! A few more things gets revealed and we see Dae Han starting to act more like a real father to the kids.

Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency Eps 1 & 2



PLOT:
Before Lee Soo (Seo Ji-Hoon) became a king, he was an ordinary blacksmith in the countryside. He life suddenly changed at the age of 23. This was when Lee Soo became the King of Joseon. Meanwhile, Lee Soo's first love is Gae-Ddong (Gong Seung-Yeon). He loved her before he took the throne. King Lee Soo wants to marry Gae-Ddong, but, because of her humble background, it is virtually impossible. To marry Gae-Ddong, Lee Soo hires the Flower Crew Matchmaking Agency. The agency consists of 3 handsome men: Ma Hoon (Kim Min-Jae), Do Joon (Byeon Woo-Seok) and Ko Young-Soo (Park Ji-Hoon) and they are the best matchmaking agency in Joseon. King Lee Soo asks the Flower Crew to make Gae-Ddong a noble woman.

Cast: Gong Seung Yeon (as Gae Ddong), Kim Min Jae (as Ma Hoon), Seo Ji Hoon (as Lee Soo), Park Ji Hoon (as Go Young Soo), Byun Woo Suk (as Do Joon), Go Won Hee (as Kang Ji Hwa), Park Ho San, Jung Eui Jae, Jang Yoo Sang, Park Bo Mi, Kwon So Hyun, Jung Jae Sung, Lee Yoon Gun, Ha Hoe Jung, Ahn Sang Tae
Director: Kim Ga-Ram
Writer: Kim Yi-Rang (novel), Kim Yi-Rang
Network: JTBC
Episodes: 16
Release Date: September 16 - November 5, 2019
Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 9:30PM

SOURCE: Image and drama information taken from Asianwiki

You can watch on VIU | Dramanice

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SUPERM TRAILER & CONCEPT PHOTO #01, #02 & #03 : #MARK + TRAILER & CONCEPT PHOTO #01 : #KAI



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Sources: SMTOWN (1, 2), @SuperM, SuperM

So are the EXO members keeping their powers for this? I totally don't know what Baek's power is so I didn't notice 'til now I'm really not feeling Mark's rap here... There's so many teasers for this I'm getting dizzy