[Recap] Soompi Weekly Roundup – October Week 5
All the important Korean Entertainment news from this week in one place: This is your Weekly Soompi Roundup!
This week in celebrity news…
- Why do they tease us so? Close sources say that Kim Nam Gil and Son Ye Jin are dating, but their agencies deny.
- Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young are actually dating, and their agencies have confirmed. What a cute couple. How happy were you, “Goddess of Fire” fans?
- Jung Gyeo Woon will be getting married to his girlfriend next year while entertainer, Jung Won Gwan just got married to a much younger wife.
- Hwanhee greeted his fans at his discharge event while Heo Young Saeng waved good bye as he started his military service.
- A lot of lawsuits going around in the celebrity world. BEAST‘s Yong Jun Hyung is in a tricky spot after saying some eye-raising things about his former’s agency’s CEO.
- Jo Yeo Jeong denies that she signed a double contract but Bom Entertainment is saying otherwise.
- Announcer Hwang Soo Kyung and actress Jo Jung Rin have joined with other people to sue TV Chosun for spreading a rumor that wasn’t true.
- Go Young Wook was kicked out of his agency but no one is sad for him.
- Soompi was there at the 2013 SIA, check out the stars on the red carpet!
- A fake military exemption petition for EXO got a lot of people worked up. Adore them or despise them, people sure do love to talk about EXO.
- Only a few days left before round 2 of Soompi Ulzzang Contest ends! Don’t lose your chance.
The fashion pictorial of the week goes to Spica and their sexy Maxim covers. Each member got her own cover so you can see all of them here.
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The music video of the week goes to Lim Chang Jung‘s hilarious and catchy “Open the Door.” Can you count the cameos?
Other notable music videos:
- Trouble Maker – “Now”
- U-Kiss – “She’s Mine”
- A-Jax – “Snake”
- Roo – “Even If You Don’t Love Me”
- Tint – “Love at First Sight”
- Yoon Se Yoon – “Kka Ttok”
- Baek Seung Heon – “Wait a Minute”
- Shin Jae – “I Hope You Come Back Because of This Song”
- Fiestar – “I Don’t Know”
- Young Ji – “Don’t Want to Fall in Love”
- Brown Eyed Soul – “Always Be There”
- Han So Hyun – “Sorry”
- Kim Jo Han – “The Stars, the Moon, All for U”
In other music news,
- Team A wins against Team B and will now be called Winner. They will be the opening acts to Big Bang‘s concert tour.
- JYP will debut a new boy group. JJ Project may or may not be in it. Did you catch the sneak peak during “Win?” They are cute!
- SHINee‘s Onew hurt his neck and won’t be able to dance to the intense choreography of “Everybody.” Feel better!
- TOP will be making a solo comeback as he wraps up his “The Alumni” promotions.
- Power vocalist Younha will also be making a comeback.
- A.Cian will be making a comeback too, except three new members.
- SM Entertainment is closing down its entertainment academy but there are still others like it out there.
- IU worried her fans with her rather lifeless appearance on “Inkigayo“
- How similar is Trouble Maker’s “Now” to Rihanna‘s “We Found Love?” You decide.
- How similar is IU’s “Red Shoes” to this other song? You decide.
- The 2013 Melon Awards have announced their nominees and are taking votes for the second round.
- EXO wins Best Korea Act and will move on to compete with other Asian artists to represent Asia at the MTV EMA.
- We are giving away autographed CDs of Gray, Jay Park‘s newest artist. Check out the video interview too.
- Congratulations to Soompi Shop! They’re celebrating 100k Facebook likes, with a 2PM giveaway! Sweet!
The SNS photo of the week goes to Kwon Sang Woo wearing a spiffy coat that was given to him by a Hollywood star. Nice buttons!
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Also in drama and film news.
- “Nine” will be remade into an American drama series on ABC. How cool is that?
- Yoo In Na has been officially confirmed to play Jeon Ji Hyun‘s best friend in “My Lover From the Stars.”
- Lee Ji Ah will make her small screen comeback very soon.
- “Medical Top Team” is not fairing well against its competition.
- Jo Jung Suk and Shin Min Ah may be costarring with each other in the movie “My Love, My Bride.”
- Joo Won and Kim Ah Joong will bring their chemistry to the silver screen for “Catch Me.”
In variety news…
Monday Couple likes to tease us so. Gary says that he isn’t against the idea of marrying Song Ji Hyo. Is this real? Tell me it’s real!
In other news…
- Noona forgave Taemin for what he did on “We Got Married.”
- Variety shows may be the first television programs to have advertisement breaks during the show.
- Joo Won leaves 1N2D and the void will be filled by Um Tae Woong.
- LA Dodger‘s Ryu Hyun Jin and EXO just filmed for “Running Man” so we can expect to see them soon.
- EXO will also be having their own variety program.
- Kim Hyun Joong will drop out of “Barefoot Friends” and its rumored that UEE and Yoon Shi Yoon might follow in his footsteps.