[Recap] Soompi Weekly Roundup – September Week 1
It’s back! All the important Korean Entertainment news from this week in one place: This is your Weekly Soompi Roundup!
- Lee Hyori and Lee Sang Soon had a private ceremony for their wedding but was gracious enough to their fans to release photos. The vintage/hippie style wedding matches them perfectly.
- Singers Huh Gak and Jadu announced their engagements, but not to each other. Huh Gak will marry his long time friend and Jadu will marry a Korean-American pastor. Congratulations to them both!
- Idol Athletic Championships was filmed this week which means that soon we will be able to see the derpy running faces of our most handsome idols. That’s my favorite part anyway.
- The “Seoul International Drama Awards” aired this week and you can read about who said what during the awards and see exclusive pictures from the red carpet and the ceremony.
- Kang Sung Hoon‘s prison sentence has been reduced to probation. What is happening to our first generation idols?
- Super Junior‘s Heechul is back and the first thing he said was that he wanted to get go on “We Got Married” with his hoobae Xiumin from EXO. Is this some kind of weird way of subtly coming out of the closet? Or maybe Heechul is that obsessed with Sohee. Either way, he got a lot of people talking about that declaration. What do you think, WGM producers? Sounds like ratings gold to me.
- Writer Lordbordem tackles the mystery of why cosmetic companies make their idol models look so weird sometimes.
Next…the music video of the week is a little…crooked.
This week had a lot of music video releases but the music video of the week goes to “Crooked” because of G-Dragon‘s I-don’t-give-a-damn mental breakdown. His other song “Coup D’Etat” was a visual treat but “Crooked” was better on the ears.
Other notable music videos:
- Girls’ Generation – “Galaxy Supernova”
- Kara – “Damaged Lady“
- EXO – “Growl” Drama Version
- NOM – “Noona is Pretty“
- A Pink – “U You”
- Navi – “I Ain’t Going Home Tonight“
- Ladies Code – “Pretty Pretty“
- NU’EST – “Fine Girl”
- Teen Top – “Rocking” Dance Version
- Piggy Dolls – “Ordinary Girls“
- BTOB – “Thriller“
- Odd Eye – “Follow Me” Re-Edit Version
In music news:
- KCON happened, which was why the weekly roundups didn’t. Check out our recap!
- EXO sold 740,000 copies of their “XOXO” album. The last time a K-Pop artist did that was in 2001.
- Find out how much money SM, YG, and JYP made so far this year.
- “Super Star K‘s” Lim Kim has written several letters to Soompiers this week. Read them and ask her your questions!
- Autographed B.A.P “Badman” special package is on sale at the Soompi shop! Get it before it goes out (which it will)!
- We’re also giving away autographed Ladies’ Code albums! We’re so generous!
Next…I really can’t wait for “Heirs”
In drama and film news:
- “Heirs” had its first script reading and it was beautiful. Now can you imagine these beautiful people all dressed up and acting dramatically? I can’t wait!
- “Passionate Love” also held its first script reading with Seohyun reading the drama script as an actress for the first time.
- The adorable rookie singer NC.A has been cast in “Reply 1994.” Will she play a Seo Taiji fan?
- Watch the preview for BoA‘s drama debut, “Expect Dating.”
- Kim Soo Hyun, TOP, Park Yoo Chun and more attended the VIP Premiere of “Physiognomy.”
- Kim Nam Gil has injured himself, again, on the set of “Pirates.” Please take care of yourself!
- Are you watching “Master’s Sun” and following the Soompi recap? I hear the Soompi “Master’s Sun” community is growing and full of great people! You should check it out.
In variety news:
- Kara’s Goo Hara and Kang Ji Young stirred up netizens and the MCs of “Radio Star” with their unexpected tears. Read about what happened and who apologized for what.
- Don’t leave me! Jo Jung Chi, Jung In, Jinwoon, and Go Joon Hee are leaving “We Got Married” and their final episode is airing tonight. Jo Jung Chi will be proposing to Jung In for a real marriage in this episode. Come back to Soompi after the episode for its special recap which will most likely be emotional.
- With the older couples gone, Taemin and Son Na Eun will weirdly be the veteran couple to Lee So Yeon, Yoon Han, Jung Yoo Mi, and Jung Joon Young.
- “Running Man” is going to the idols. A special idol episode will air on Sept 8 and then Big Bang‘s G-Dragon, Seungri, and Daesung will appear in a later episode.
- We don’t condone this but we wanted to know the answer: Which member in B.A.P has the prettiest butt?
- Lee Seung Gi will return to variety with a former “One Night Two Days” producer.