[Recap] Soompi Weekly Roundup – August Week 3

All the important Korean Entertainment news from this week in one place: This is your Weekly Soompi Roundup! 

  • Kang Hye Jung leaves YG Entertainment and joined C-JES. Perhaps she was tired of seeing her husband Tablo at home and at work.
  • Ha Ji Won has also signed with a new agency. Maybe she will bump elbows with Johnny Depp?
  • EXO shared their difficulties because of saesang fans. Let’s all shake our heads together. 


The SNS photo of the week goes to Eric Nam and some other person who is not famous at all.

For more SNS goodness, check out this week’s top Instagram photos

Next…a cover that is better than the original? 

The music video of the week goes to Duble Sidekick‘s Mikey‘s “Loving You.” I am totally digging the R&B version, and dare I say that it might be better than the original Sistar one?

Other notable music videos: 

Kang Seung Yoon – “Stealer

MBLAQ – “No Love

NC.A – “My Student Teacher

Kim Hyung Joon – “Always Love You” Feat. Sunny Hill‘s Kota

Phantom – “I Already Know

Min Yeon Jae – “Don’t Love That Person” feat. Yoo Min Soo

UV – “Don’t Look; Don’t Sleep

The teaser of the week goes to Wonder Girl‘s former member Sunmi for some smooth dance moves and a much more grown up image. Big Bang‘s Seungri‘s teaser would have made it as the teaser of the week if it hadn’t been something I would not want to get caught watching. Remember when K-Pop used to be about dancing in animal costumes? 

Other notable comebacks to come are old school favorites: Fly to the Sky‘s Brian and J-Walk from Sechskies will also be releasing digital singles.

Also, K-Pop? How about some K-Reggae? Soompi Shop is having a Haha and Skull special package. You can also submit your questions to the hot new girl group Odd Eye and win a free personalized CD! Just for fun, check out these awesome made up K-Pop movie posters with all your summer hits. 

Next…are acting idol groups the future of K-Pop and K-dramas? 

In drama and film news…

  • The first acting idol group will debut in a flower boy drama. They got the looks down but can they act? Can they sing? I guess we will have to wait to find out.
  • Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun, who shared a hot yet awkward romance in the movie “Thieves,” will reunite for a fantasy dramaThe Man From the Stars.”
  • Hyun Bin and Han Ji Min will star in a historical movie called “The King’s Wrath.
  • Sulli will be the cutest pirate ever with Son Ye Jin and Kim Nam Gil in “Pirates” or as I like to call it, “Pirates of the Koreabbean.”


In variety…

  • The 2NE1 Unnies released the first episode of their “Double Park TV.” The first episode is just the oldest 2NE1 members acting silly and kidnapping young girls to preview their music. 
  • Who writes the best* “We Got Marriedrecaps? Noona does!

*Super biased opinion.


This week’s fashion pictorial goes to Kim Jung Hwa for looking absolutely stunning in her wedding photos! No other explanation necessary. 

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