August 18th, 2021

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Teaser roundup featuring Brave Girls, Kwon Eun Bi & STAYC

Brave Girls "After 'We Ride'" Yuna teaser pics

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source: BraveGirls, woollliment, STAYC_official

All members of WINNER renew their contracts with YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment announced on August 18 that the company has renewed their contracts with Kang Seung Yoon, Lee Seung Hoon, Song Mino, and Kim Jin Woo for five more years.

Along with WINNER’s seventh anniversary, the members met up at the YG Entertainment headquarters on August 17 and agreed to renew their contracts.

WINNER commented via the company, “We really want to say that we respect INNER CIRCLE (fandom name), who has always remained by our sides. We exist thanks to all of you. We want to continue on this endless journey of music while sharing more memories with you.”

WINNER debuted in 2014 with their first album “2014 S/S” and has since released several hit tracks. The team is currently taking a break from group activities as Kim Jin Woo and Lee Seung Hoon are serving in the military.

Source: Naver via Soompi
Marc Pumkin

Jeongyeon Is Taking A Break From TWICE To Take Care Of Her Health

TWICE's Jeongyeon will be absent for the future activities of the group
She went on hiatus in last October after dealing with anxiety and recovering from an injury and made her comeback on stage at the SMA 2021 at the end of January this year. Since then, she participated in the group's 10th mini album "Taste Of Love" and their third Japanese album "Perfect World".

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We may see her in the MV for their English release "The Feels" but it seems she won't be on stage until at least the end of year awards shows. Next year, the group's contract with JYP will come to an end.

Toilet Y*****n's agency to take legal action against him for contract violation & defamation

Park Yoochun and his agency Re:Cielo are in conflict following a report stating that Park Yoochun signed with another agency in Japan while still his contract with Re:Cielo remains valid.

On August 14, a Japanese media outlet reported that Park Yoochun had signed with a new agency in Japan because Re:Cielo had barely paid him during the two years he worked with them.

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Source: Naver (1, 2) via Soompi

BTS producer Pdogg beats chaebol chiefs in pay

In another sign of the rise of the “new rich” in Korea Inc., the producer behind K-pop juggernaut BTS topped the list of highest-paid executives in the first half of this year, beating the country’s far more prominent tycoons running conglomerates like Samsung, Hyundai and LG.

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Source: Song Su-hyun for Korea Herald

Just in case anyone needed a list where to start when we eat the rich...

TW: sexual assault. South Korean politicians seek to criminalise ‘semen terrorism’

Politicians in South Korea are seeking to make amendments to existing laws in order to make “semen terrorism” a punishable sex crime.
The move comes after a string of controversial court verdicts that have punished men who secretly ejaculated onto women’s belongings for “property damage”, and not for sexually criminal behaviour.
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Source: Raphael Rashid for The Guardian, Raphael Rashid/koryodynasty on Twitter

Please find international resources for help with sexual assault and abuse here: international crisis hotlines (ibiblio), information and support (hotpeachpages)
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"Devil Judge" Episodes 13 & 14 Discussion Post

Director: Choi Jeong Kyoo [최정규]
Screenwriter: Moon Yoo Seok
Network: TvN
Episodes: 16
Release Date: July 3 - August 22, 2021
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00

Cast: Ji Sung (Kang Yo-Han), Kim Min-Jung (Jung Sun-A), Park Jin Young (Kim Ga-On), Park Gyu-Young (Yoon Soo-Hyun)
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Plot: Set in a dystopian version of present-day Korea where daily life is one of chaos and society has collapsed to the point people openly voice their distrust and hatred for their leaders. In this world bereft of law and order, Head Trial Judge Kang is signaling the need for change. His courtroom is the subject of a reality show where he mercilessly punishes the guilty, earning him the nickname of "Devil Judge".
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You can WATCH this drama on: Dramanice | Viki | AsianTaxi

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Source: description & poster AsianWiki / JustForJinyoung / soompi / pbjy0522 / gif

//Navigation: Episodes 1 & 2 Discussion Post Episodes 3 & 4 Discussion Post | Episodes 5 & 6 Discussion Post | Episodes 7 & 8 Discussion Post | Episodes 9 & 10 Discussion Post | Episodes 11 & 12 Discussion Post | Episodes 13 & 14 Discussion Post

WHEEW, seems like this drama managed to turn some ppl aganst it after ep13 aired lol, lots of rant-y tweets on my tl.

But also, I don't think anyone's surprised, right? (and yeah btw there'll be MAJOR SPOILERS in the comments)


Baek Ayeon's 5th mini album "Observe" will be released on September 7


Eden Entertainment has finally announced a new release date for Baek Ayeon's 5th mini album "Observe": September 7! The album was originally supposed to be released in early July, but got delayed due to Ayeon being in quarantine after an actor on the set of her musical tested positive for COVID-19 (more info here).

Here's the comeback scheduler:

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Finally! It feels like I have been waiting FOREVER for them to announce the new date.

Source: Baek Ayeon's vlive channel