September 5th, 2021

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Young K 1st Mini "Eternal" Teaser Roundup

Guard You (끝까지 안아 줄게) M/V Teaser:



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So much promo, he is clearly the company's fave Day6 member... I like that he did a live album sampler! Judging by this preview, I'll prefer the second half of the mini.. the slower songs all sound really good imo!

Sources: JYPEntertainment (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), @day6official (1, 2)
hyungwon waiting

BoA's brother and director Kwon Soon-wook dies of cancer

Music video director Kwon Soon-wook, who is also the brother of K-pop star BoA, died, Sunday, at the age of 39.

The director's older brother, pianist Kwon Soon-hwon, shared the news on his social media on the day, saying "director Kwon passed away at 12:17 a.m. on Sept. 5."

Announcing that the funeral will take place with only close relatives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he added, "We ask for your warm condolences and wish him to rest in peace."

In May, the director revealed that he has been battling terminal cancer, sharing his worsening health condition through social media.

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source: The Korea Times
Changkyun

According to Korean Dramas: What your horoscope says about you: Virgo ♍️




Virgo nation, where you at ✋ We raise a birthday toast to you! 🥂They say the devil’s in the details, but even the devil’s no match for a Virgo! Intelligent, always giving their 100%, and a perfectionist at heart, we know we can always count on them to get any job done. We’ve never seen anyone walk the talk of perfection quite like you 💃🕺Happy Virgo season!






Virgo season let's goooo!!!


source: The Swoon
Changkyun

Drama angers viewers by using actual news footage of building collapse

SBS's hit drama "The Penthouse: War in Life 3" used actual news footage of a building collapse in Gwangju in a scene depicting the cave-in of a luxury apartment on last Friday's episode of the TV drama. This has raised fury from viewers and especially the bereaved family members of the accident that occurred on June 9 of this year. The row is not subsiding despite an apology issued by the broadcaster.

In the episode, a high-rise apartment in the drama collapses when a bomb set by one of lead characters detonates. The actual accident in Gwangju involved a five-story building that was being demolished that collapsed onto a bus idling at a stop near the construction site. Nine people were killed and eight were seriously injured.

For a scene showing residents of the apartment staying in a temporary shelter, the production team used actual news footage of residents of Pohang taking shelter at a gym following a magnitude-5.4 earthquake on Nov. 15, 2017. The Pohang earthquake injured 92 people and left 1,800 others homeless.

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source: The Korea Times
Changkyun

Star filmmakers head to small screen

A growing number of filmmakers are choosing to direct dramas on the small screen due to the expansion of Over The Top (OTT) services resulting from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the movie industry.

Director Hur Jin-ho, who is known for leading romance films "Christmas in August" and period film "Forbidden Dream," made his TV directorial debut with JTBC's new melodrama, "Lost," which started its run, Saturday.

The melodrama, starring Cannes award-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon and actor Ryu Jun-yeol, got off to a good start with a 4.2 percent viewership rating. It follows the story of two ordinary people who feel adrift in life and encounter each other making their lives better.

The director revealed that he had not expected to direct a TV series.

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source: The Korea Times
Marc Pumkin

This Sunday on Inkigayo !



Who performed what: fromis_9 - "Talk & Talk" BTOB - "Outsider" MAKAMAKA - "Hey U" MCND - "Movin" Youha - "Ice T" Lee Eun Sang - "Lemonade" Kwon Eun Bi - "Door" Heo Young Saeng - "Mi Casa Su Casa" Stray Kids - "Thunderous" CIX - "Wave"Cravity - "Gas Pedal" ONF - "Popping" BZ-BOYS - "Close Your Eyes" VERIVERY - "Trigger" • T1419 - "Flex" Mirae - "Splash" Leekichan - "One Room"

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🥇 Stray Kids with "Thunderous" (6116)
🥈 Lee Mujin with "Traffic Light" (6055)
🥉 Red Velvet with "Queendom'" (5122)

Sources: SBS KPOP & Soompi

This is the first time a 4th generation group wins!
hyungwon waiting

China's entertainment regulations to affect the K-Pop industry

The Chinese government's attempts to regulate its entertainment sector will affect the K-pop industry, because China is the top source of revenue for Korea's leading entertainment agencies.

The Cyberspace Administration of China issued a notice on Aug. 27 saying it will implement 10 measures to improve fan culture, including the scrapping of ranking entertainers and halting paid voting systems on entertainment TV shows.

Right after the notice was announced, Tencent's music streaming service, QQ Music, restricted customers from purchasing more than one copy of an album online.

Total exports of K-pop albums in July this year surged 3.6 times year-on-year to $26 million (30.7 billion won). Sales coming from China reached $8.25 million, which was the biggest amount ever. But the Chinese regulation is expected to affect this trend, while local securities firms say they will have to see the actual impact of the regulations during the third quarter of this year before estimating monetary losses.

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source: The Korea Times
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The 14th Anniversary Celebrations Do Not End. Soshi Continues Giving Us Content (Media Heavy)



The 8 members appear on Yoo Quiz on the Block, talking mainly about trainee times and how far they've come. Sooyoung mentions SNSD as 9 before, and shots of Jessica are seen in the montages. This episode probably ranks in my Top 5 touching moments for Soshi.

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sources: @thesonesource_s, 엘르 코리아_ELLE KOREA, ALL THE K-POP, @HYOYEON_Updates, Mobidic, 유리한TV, @SNSD_0805, @nmeasia, @taengbubs, @SonexStella via @515sunnyday, @SoneSupport_, @theseoulstory via Naver, @SonexStella via @seojuhyun_s, @SeohyunStream via @cliniquekorea

sones are fed well with the reunion and many interactions. 15th anniversary seems to be a big event to look out for. or maybe they'll release something on 30/9?

Soaring housing prices make viewers turn cynical toward some reality TV shows

Amid skyrocketing housing prices, viewers are increasingly turning cynical toward some reality TV shows that peek into luxurious homes and lifestyles of celebrities.

MBC's reality show "I Live Alone," also known as "Home Alone," is one of them. Following the lives of celebrity singles, it has been one of the broadcaster's biggest hits. Its website introduces the program as aiming at forming a "social consensus" on single-person households whose number totals 4.5 million, which has become a major new trend in the country.

However, viewers complain that the celebrities shown on the program these days live vastly different lives from theirs and that the stars do not depict the reality ordinary singles often face.

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Source: Yoon Ja-young for Korea Times

What do you think, Omona? Should shows like "I live alone" show more realistic homes or at least engage more with the housing crisis to make it more relatable to viewers?