Weekly Recap: Drama Casting, Wins At The 2022 Emmys, Celebrity Marriages, And More!

Did you have trouble keeping up with all the news this past week? Here is a weekly recap of the eventful week filled with upcoming marriages, meaningful awards, comeback announcements, and more! Check out some of the highlights of this week (September 9-15) below:

Celebrity News

Celebrities shared their greetings for this past Chuseok holiday, which is a traditional holiday known as the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving!

Watch “2022 Idol Star Athletics Championships – Chuseok Special” below!

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• Soyul and Moon Hee Jun welcomed the birth of their baby son—read their Instagram post here.

Kang Tae Oh will be enlisting in the military next week—wishing him a safe service!

• Rapper Loco announced his marriage to his girlfriend through a heartwarming letter on Instagram. Congratulations to the couple!

• Actor Kim Min Cheol of “Doctors” and “Birthcare Center” will also be tying the knot with his girlfriend in October. Read his announcement here.

• Watch NCT’s Jeno open a runway at New York Fashion Week here! SM Rookie’s Eunseok and Shohei also made their runway debut, and Red Velvet’s Seulgi cheered them on from the front row.

• Welcome Kim Nam Gil on Instagram by checking out his account here.

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Dramas

• “Dr. Romantic” is finally confirmed to return for a third season with lead actors Han Suk Kyu, Ahn Hyo Seop, and Lee Sung Kyung. Are you excited for this reunion? Read more about it here!

Start binge-watching “Dr. Romantic” to prepare for Season 3:

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Lee Jung Jae has been confirmed to play the lead of the new “Star Wars” series “The Acolyte.” Read more about the upcoming drama here!

Joo Jong Hyuk and Bae Yoon Kyung will be starring in a new KBS Drama Special titled “Do You Know Ashtanga?” (literal title).

• EXO’s Xiumin is confirmed to lead his first drama in seven years. “Sajangdol Mart” (literal title) will be about former idols running a supermarket together.

Shin Ye Eun, Ryeo WoonKang Hoon, and Jung Gun Joo will be starring in SBS’s “Flower Scholars’ Love Story” (literal title).

Kim Dong Wook is in talks along with Chun Woo Hee for the upcoming drama “Beneficial Fraud” (literal translation).

Lee Na Young will be returning to the small screen for the first time in three years with “Travel Diary of Park Ha Kyung” (working title).

• Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung and Yoon Bak will be starring in a new rom-com together titled “Please Send a Fan Letter” (literal title).

Mental Coach Jegal” premiered on September 12! Starring Jung Woo and Lee Yoo Mi, tvN’s new sports drama is about a former national athlete who quits sports after causing a scandal and becomes a mental coach to help both former professional athletes who have retired and current athletes who have fallen into a slump.

Watch the premiere below:

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Also catch the premiere of “Young Actors’ Retreat,” which features cast members from the hit dramas “Love in the Moonlight,” “Itaewon Class,” and “The Sound of Magic” here:

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Which upcoming drama are you most excited about? 

Awards

• “Squid Game” made historic wins at the 2022 Emmy Awards: Lee Jung Jae became the first Asian actor to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and director Hwang Dong Hyuk won Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

• Oh Young Soo’s dance wowed the crowd—his moves were definitely one of the biggest highlights of the night!

Music

• Take a look at Soompi’s K-pop Music Chart here!

ATEEZ official earned the title of million sellers through their latest album “THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT”! Also check out the new version of their light stick here!

• MIRAE will be returning on September 28 with their fourth mini album “Ourturn.”

AB6IX will be returning with their sixth EP “TAKE A CHANCE” on October 4.

(G)I-DLE is also making a comeback this October 17 with their fifth mini album “I love.”

• MONSTA X’s Kihyun will be making his first-ever solo comeback, and Lee Chae Yeon will be making her highly-anticipated solo debut!

• Weki Meki’s Choi Yoojung finally made her solo debut with “Sunflower (P.E.L)“, and DIA released their long-awaited single “Rooting For You” with the title track “The blinding past.”

• NCT 127 pre-released their music video for “2 Baddies.” Check it out here!

What news were you most excited to see this week? Let us know in the comments below!

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