January 9th, 2022

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DIA’s Agency Confirms Their Contract With Somyi Has Ended Due To Health Reasons



via Soompi:

DIA’s Somyi is no longer signed under PocketDol Studio (MBK Entertainment).
On January 9, PocketDol Studio stated, “Somyi has terminated her exclusive contract with us for personal health reasons.”
Somyi joined DIA in 2017 with Jueun, debuting with their second studio album “YOLO.” She also appeared on KBS’s idol rebooting program “The Unit.” Somyi had been absent from official DIA promotions since their sixth mini album “Flower 4 Seasons” in June 2020.
After leaving her agency, Somyi is currently working as a broadcast jockey (BJ) under the name “Chomyi” on the internet broadcast platform PandaTV.

Source: Naver via Soompi

Congrats to her! Omona, which idols/groups deserve to be free of their companies?
Doyeon

This Sunday on Inkigayo !



Who performed what: Kep1er - "WA Da DA" aespa - "Dreams Come True" IVE - "Eleven" WJSN Chocome - "Super Yuppers!" woo!ah! - "Catch The Stars" aleXa - "Tattoo" Rocking Doll - "Rocking Doll" H1 Key - "Athletic Girl" cignature - "Boyfriend" Kim Wan Sun - "Feeling" UP10TION - "Crazy About You" P1Harmony - "Do It Like This" Onewe - "Universe" BZ-BOYS - "Find You" Grizzly - "Beige Coat" Trendz - "TNT" Blitzers - "Bobbin"

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🥇 IVE with "Eleven" (8533) (7th win)
🥈 aespa with "Dreams Come True'" (6489)
🥉 IU with "Winter Sleep'" (5108)

Sources: SBS KPOP & Soompi

VERIVERY misogynist Minchan Issues Apology For His Comments About His Former Classmate’s Looks

VERIVERY’s Minchan apologized after making comments about his former classmate’s appearances.

Recently, Minchan and his fellow members Hoyoung and Kangmin held a Naver’s V Live broadcast. Minchan said that when he was in the third year of middle school, a female student who was an idol transferred to his school. He commented, “My fantasy [about celebrities] was crushed. Her looks weren’t very extraordinary either.”

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Source: Verivery twt | News1 via Soompi | all_minchan twt | theqoo via panchoa

Didn't see this posted yet. The quotes in the tweets of the clip predominantly comment on his own looks which, like his comments that started all of this, is verivery unnecessary so let's refrain from doing the same here, alright?

Changkyun

Oh Young-soo bags trophy at Golden Globes for "Squid Game"

Oh Young-soo of “Squid Game” won the best supporting actor in television category at the 79th Golden Globe Awards, held Monday, Korean time.

Referred to as Player 001, Oh played an ordinary old man Oh Il-nam, who wished to have fun before his death, in the global sensation “Squid Game.”

The 79-year-old actor was nominated for the best supporting actor prize along with Brett Goldstein of Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass of Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” and Kieran Culkin of HBO‘s “Succession.”





Source: The Korea Herald
Kwon Eun Bi

VIXX Ken Officially Discharged From Military + Cast In 'Xcalibur' Musical




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I'm so excited that he's back! He's always thrived in musicals - I'm patiently waiting for another solo but I can see this being his focus now.



Sources: @RealVIXX 1, 2 | Soompi | News1 | keken_0406 | emk_musical