October 15th, 2019


"Parasite" Crushes Specialty Box Office Records in U.S. Debut

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite is a hit in the U.S. A record-breaking, specialty box office-shattering hit. Over the weekend, the Palme d’Or winning film opened in the U.S. in just three theaters in New York and Los Angeles, but managed to cull $376,264. Its $125,421 per-theater average set new records—it’s the best per-screen haul since La La Land, as well as the biggest per-screen haul of any international film opening Stateside.

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The movie will expand to more theaters and cities in the US next week.

source: NEON & Vanity Fair
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Blackpink's Lisa joins Chinese 'Idol Producer' as mentor, Dreamcatcher's Handong joins as contestant

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source: @dramapotatoe, Nianshaoyouni

There are also rumors that Everglow's Yiren as well as several other Chinese K-pop idols/trainees will join this season
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Celebrities express sorrow over Sulli's passing + Sulli's Letter to Fans resurfaces

Siyeon ♥ Shannon

Sulli's funeral to be held in private, Police requests autopsy warrant and more news

Sulli's Funeral Proceedings To Be Held In Private
The agency conveyed her family’s wishes to carry out her funeral quietly. The proceedings will not be open to the press, and this includes the visitation and carrying of the casket out of the venue. Her family has also expressed that they do not want media coverage of the mourners who visit.

Police Request Autopsy Warrant For Sulli
On October 15, following Sulli’s passing, a source from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Station stated, “We are planning to conduct an autopsy if [Sulli’s] family consents to it.”

Several other sources from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Station shared with Newdaily, “We have yet to receive her family’s consent, but we requested a warrant for an autopsy to figure out the exact cause of her death. Whether or not the autopsy will be conducted depends on whether or not the warrant is issued.”

The court must approve and issue the warrant for the procedures to begin.

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source: naver 1 2 3, soompi 1 2 3 4 5 6, mbckpop, smtownglobal, jtbc, newdaily, @koreanupdates, theseoulstory
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Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan Speaks Up About How Mental Health Is Treated In The Industry

Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan shared his thoughts on mental health in the entertainment industry. On October 15, the singer and actor wrote the following post on his Instagram, seemingly in light of Sulli’s passing.

"When an athlete suffers a ligament injury, even in cases when recovery by conservative treatment or rehabilitation is possible, they are usually advised to receive surgery despite the potential aftereffects. This is because the treatment period that follows an injury is included in their contracts.

With the surge in media outlets and celebrities, there are more and more things that they are forcing each other to do. There are so many adults who expect young [celebrities] to show bright and healthy smiles when they can’t eat or sleep properly. They expect [the celebrities] to be sexy but not have sex and to be tough but not fight with anyone. Many junior celebrities are agonizing over how big of an illness they want to carry in their hearts for the sake of the sweet taste of money and status.

So many papers and reports are telling us how convenient and fast psychoactive drugs are and how many side effects and aftereffects they bring about. We must no longer stand by and watch people offer substances because they were asked to or because they need a quick solution. We cannot overlook the fact that the complacent actions taken by large agencies can bring about a contagious disease that is spread without contact."

source: soompi 1 2, danedwkim11
milern, PJM

SuperM makes history and debuts at No. 1!

From the article:

SuperM debuts at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their first mini album with 168,000 equivalent album units sold in the US in the week ending October 10th. The set, which was released via SM/Capitol Records on Oct. 4, launches with 168,000 (164,000 actual) equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 10, according to Nielsen Music.

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Sources: Billboard's Twitter Account/Post/Billboard's Article

Congrats to SuperM! I know its been a rough start to the week but at least let's acknowledge the hard work and effort SuperM put into their debut. They made history!