[Recap] Soompi Weekly Roundup December Week 1
All the important Korean Entertainment news from this week in one place: This is your Weekly Soompi Roundup!
This week in celebrity news…
- How much do child actors get paid? They released the numbers and people are split on whether it’s a lot or too little.
- After getting married (was it last month?) Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young finally left for their honeymoon in Thailand.
- Block B‘s Jae Hyo filed a report on some bad netizens for sexual harassment. Please find better uses for Twitter, guys.
- Jo Jung Chi and Jung In have become a married couple in the real life. I’m so happy! I’m sure they’re happy too.
- Lee Soo Man is the richest celebrity shareholder, again. It was Yang Hyun Suk last year, but Lee Soo Man took back his place.
- The propofol scandal continues: Jang Mi In Ae is going to appeal her sentence, while the others will just take it.
- Ryu Shi Won will pay a fine for assaulting his wife.
- The 2013 Soompi Ulzzang contest as ended! Don’t forget these faces because they’ll probably be stars on day!
- Soompi Shop is having an exclusive 2PM calendar set event!
The fashion pictorial of the week goes to Kang Hye Jung for owning the intense eyeliner look.
Next…the cutest secret service agent you will ever see.
The music video of the week goes to Heyne‘s “Love 007” because I like the part where she does this weird ballet slash irish jig dancing. Also, Kim Min Kyo is always hilarious.
Other notable music videos:
- Shin Bo Ra – “Frozen”
- EXO – Miracles in December
- T-ara – “Do You Know Me?”
- Crayon Pop – “Lonely Christmas”
- Nine Muses – “Glue”
- M.I.B – “Worry About Yourself First” feat. A Pink‘s Bomi
- She’z – “Sick”
- Choi Moon Geun Band – “Blowing in the Wind”
- Sweet Sorrow – “Again and Again” feat. Park Ji Yoon
- Untouchable – “Trip”
- 40 – “Like a Movie” feat. Lim Jeong Hee
- 2bic – “Lonely Christmas”
In other music news,
- SM will introduce their trainees in their new project group, SMRookies. From the photos and videos we’ve seen so far, these potential idols will not disappoint.
- Lee Hwan Hee is the SM trainee that would have been in Girls’ Generation but now she will join a new girl group.
- Crayon Pop‘s “Lonely Christmas” was accused of plagiarism of Japanese song, but all I can think is that it’s exactly like “Bar Bar Bar.”
- Girls Generation’s “I Got a Boy” is the number five song for Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Songs of the Year.”
- T-ara‘s Japanese fan club will close in April, so does that mean T-ara will not longer be promoting in Japan?
- Tickets for U-Kiss‘ first US tour are on sale now!
- Want some old school K-Pop? Check out our Flashback Friday highlight on Fin.K.L!
Check out our concert recaps!
- Taeyang‘s San Francisco Concert
- Infinite‘s “One Great Step” US NYC Concert
- LeeSsang‘s First Asia Showcase
- Kollaboration Star 2013
The SNS photo of the week goes to Henry and his part-time job at McDonalds. He can sing, dance, play the violin and piano, and now we know he’s also good at flipping burgers. So many talents!
Next…too bad this forbidden love pairing is just a parody.
Did you watch this funny “forbidden love” parody of “The Heirs?” What would I give to have this be the real love story behind this drama!
In other drama and film news…
- CL revealed that she was offered roles in Hollywood movies but she turned them down.
- Lee Jun Ki on the other hand, is looking for a new agency.
- Lee Joon dropped out of the movie “Botox” to focus on MBLAQ’s comeback.
- Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk might play the leads in a new tvN drama.
- “Marry Him If You Dare” has finished, and the cast shared their thoughts.
- Want to know what the hot December dramas will be? Check out our list.
- Lee Bo Young and Kim Woo Bin may be hosting the SBS drama awards.
- “Three Days” starring Park Yoochun and Park Ha Sun has been delayed.
- Hot drama “Reply 1994” has been extended by one episode!
- Lee Jong Suk is thinking about coming back to dramas as he considers a role in a medical drama.
- Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won could play a married couple in a new film.
- ZE:A‘s Im Siwan is considering a role for a zombie movie. That sounds like so much fun!
- BoA will be her Korean movie debut in “Big Match.”
- Check out our review of the popular and intense film, “Friend 2.”
- What was the good, the bad, and the funny in last week’s episodes of “The Heirs?”
In variety news…
- Woah. Noh Hong Chul and Jung Hoon Ha got ripped for “Infinity Challenge.”
- Congratulations to Kim Jong Kook for wining the MC award at the “Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards.”
- I’m running out of titles for my “We Got Married” Recaps. Help!
- Thank you Joo Won for saying you like girls with some belly fat on them, because I’m sure anyone reading this can relate.
- “1 Night 2 Days” season three has started, read about our writer Lordbordem’s first impressions.
- Shin Dong Yup is being considered to join the fixed MC cast of “Beatles Code.” I’m actually thinking that this will change the atmosphere of the show a lot
That’s all for this recap! Leave a comment below and as always, talk to Noona! Follow her on Twitter.