[Roundup] Soompi Weekly High Five – January Week 3

Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion. This is your Weekly High Five (Beta Version)!  -=News=- 1. Disturbing Facts Uncovered About EXO’s Anti Cafe.  2. Hyeri’s Condition Has Improved Since Fainting on R...

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Kara’s Seung Yeon Cast in SBS’s Office Love Drama “Woman Comic ShoesR...

Kara‘s Han Seung Yeon has been cast in SBS‘s upcoming mini drama “Woman Comic Shoes.” The drama will run for 10 episodes, and it is based off a popular webtoon. Seung Yeon will play the character Shin Ji Hoo who is fearful of love after having a bad first love experience. She will have a secret office love affair in the drama. Regarding her casting, Ahn Gil Ho PD stated, &#...

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[Feature] Pandora’s Box – Detailed Look into Kara’s Past Part 1

I’m sure many of you are aware of this by now but KARA is changing. With Nicole officially confirmed to be leaving once her contract ends on Jan 16, then followed closely behind by Kang Ji Young, KARA as an entity will be going through it’s 3rd major change since their debut in early 2007.  We could probably spend all day arguing backwards and forwards about the causes of this scenario...

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DSP Confirms Kang Ji Young’s Departure from KARA in Official Statement

After Kara member Kang Ji Young‘s stance to not renew her contract was revealed earlier in the day, agency DSP Media has come out with an official statement regarding the future of the group and Kang Ji Young. See: KARA’s Kang Ji Young Will Not Renew Contract with DSP We reported earlier that Kang Ji Young had notified DSP that she has no plans to re-sign her contract, due to end in April, t...

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Nicole’s Old Message Receives Renewed Interest as She Leaves Kara

Nicole’s decision to leave her group KARA has been creating a buzz, and a quote she posted on her Instagram account is also receiving much attention. On January 14, Nicole’s agency officially announced her contract with Kara ends January 16.  Prior to this announcement, Nicole posted a quote on her Instagram. “In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, som...

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DSP Releases Official Statement on Nicole’s Departure from Kara, What’s Next f...

Right at midnight of January 14, DSP Media has released an official statement of Nicole‘s departure from group Kara through its official homepage. DSP Media wrote, “As of January 16, the contract between DSP Media and member Nicole, who has shared the joys and sorrows as part of Kara for the past seven years, will end. While her activities with Kara will end, we ask that you will cheer...

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Kara’s Goo Hara Celebrates Birthday with a Cheesy Smile and Cake

Happy birthday to Kara’s Goo Hara! Multi-entertainer Goo Hara is born on January 13, 1991 and is now officially 23 years old (24 in Korean). To celebrate, she tweeted a photo thanking a sports apparel on their congratulatory gift. “Thank you. Adidas.” The photo shows a big white cake with Adidas’ logo and the message “Happy Birthday” iced in sky blue frosting. Goo Hara proudly poses with the birth...

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Kara’s Goo Hara Looks Like a Doll with a Snapback in Recent Selca

On January 6, girl group Kara member Goo Hara posted on her Twitter a selca of herself along with the words “yoyo La.” In the picture, the singer is wearing all-black outfit with pink lipsticks and pink nails to match. Her snapback hat with the letters “LA” enscribed on it seems to be quite eccentric with actual metals as decoration. Netizens who viewed the singer’s selca commented, “Goo Hara is s...

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