February 2nd, 2021

LSK

Sunmi Confirmed To Make Comeback This Month



Sunmi is making a return!

On February 2, a source from MakeUs Entertainment shared, “Sunmi is preparing for a comeback with plans for a late-February release.”

According to Sports Chosun, she has finished working on her title track and is making her finishing touches on the album.

This will be Sunmi’s first comeback in approximately eight months since “pporappippam” last June. Last August, she promoted her song “When We Disco” with Park Jin Young.

What kind of concept would you like to see from Sunmi this time?

source: sompi, naver 1, 2, sunmiyah
Ace

Stray Kids’ Han Under Fire For Pre-Debut Rap That Includes Racist And Ableist Slurs + Han apologies



Stray Kids‘ Han has recently been under fire for his past actions. Although the issue in question occurred pre-debut, it has only been brought to light of late.

Fans discovered that in one of this pre-debut raps, he had included not only the n-slur, but also a racist phrase against Southeast Asians. It was noted that his rap also included an ableist term.

In the sound clip going around on Twitter, his rap lyrics can be heard as, “Are you a kkamdoongie foreign laborer, you motherf*cking pig bird” while he also mentions the lyrics “mental hospital” and “mental patient” in a few lines as a diss. A few lines later, he also allegedly utters the n-slur.
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source: koreaboo, @eclipsenao, @jiiisungs
Hyungwon

Behind the Scenes of "Space Sweepers"




From spaceship design to special effects, watch how Korea’s first movie set in space was made, led by director Jo Sung-hee (A WEREWOLF BOY). Plus, Song Joong-ki (ARTHDAL CHRONICLES), Kim Tae-ri (MR. SUNSHINE), Jin Sun-kyu (KINGDOM), and Yoo Hai-jin (CONFIDENTIAL ASSIGNMENT) share how they relied on their imaginations to bring their universe to life in the latest Netflix original film SPACE SWEEPERS.

Coming to Netflix February 5.




source: The Swoon
Hyungwon

Yoo Jae-suk to launch new variety TV show with former "Happy Together" producer

Comedian and TV host Yoo Jae-suk is joining hands again with the producer of his longest-running show, "Happy Together," to launch a new variety show.

State-run broadcaster KBS said Tuesday that Yoo and producer Kim Kwang-soo are planning a new program, which is expected to air in the coming months.

"As Yoo and the production team have worked together for a long time, they are working (on this new show) using their strong bond and loyalty toward each other," KBS said. "Yoo is very excited to return to KBS after about a year, so he and the crew are putting all their effort into making it a good one."

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source: The Korea Times
Hyungwon

FNC Entertainment announces two new sub-labels, FNC B & FNC W

FNC Entertainment has announced the creation of two new labels in order to better specialize in music production.

FNC B, which is scheduled to launch in early February, is a new label that will specialize in trot music. FNC B is being established in joint partnership between FNC Entertainment and HOW Entertainment, with each company owning 50 percent of the new label. HOW Entertainment is a subsidiary of NHN Bugs, a business that specializes in music streaming.

Through FNC and Bugs’ partnership, FNC B will have an all-in-one system that can do album production, distribution, and artist management. FNC B intends to recruit artists who are currently active as well as developing new artists.

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source: soompi via naver
Hyungwon

Solbi's controversial cake artwork draws international attention




Singer-turned-artist Kwon Ji-an, better known by her stage name Solbi, has been invited to the Barcelona International Art Fair later this year for a cake artwork that was accused of plagiarizing a Jeff Koons sculpture.

The artist's agency, M.A.P Crew, announced that Kwon was invited to the Fira Internacional d'Art de Barcelona (FIABCN), slated for Dec. 3 and 4 in the Spanish city.

FIABCN's founder and director Natal Vallve invited Kwon to the sixth edition of the international art fair, which will be held at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, and will showcase an exciting selection of international emerging and established contemporary artists and galleries.

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source: The Korea Times