Dramas starting this week that I’m interested in: In Time With You (15)
Music I’ll be checking out: Radwimps for the OST of Weathering With You (19)
-BIA4’s Baro enlisted on the 10th.
-Taecyeon confirmed for first drama comeback since returning from the military for MBCs The Game.
-Lee Sun Gyunk, Kim Nam Gil, and Less Sang Yeob in talks for a travel variety show.
-Seol In Ah, Kim Jae Young, Jo Yoon Hee, Oh Min Suk and Yoon Bak in talks to star in Love is Beautiful Life is Wonderful.
-Also in Love is Beautiful Life is Wonderful news, CLC’s Eunbin is set to appear .
-Jang Moon Bok (singer, formally on Produce 101) to make acting debut in web drama Wild Guys.
-Yoo Yeon Seok in discussions for Wise Doctor Life.
-Yoon Se Ah confirmed for Meting Me Softly with Ji Chang Wook. I love her as an actress, and now it’s confirmed I will be watching this one.
-Kang Ha Neul and Gong Hyo Jin, and Kim Ji Suk confirmed for When the Camellia Blooms.
-Krystal (fx) has been confirmed for film debut in the indie film, Shouts of a Father.
-Park Shin Hye and Yoo An In confirmed for leads in upcoming film, #Alone.
-Uhm Ji Won cast as lead in The Way.
-Yoon Yeo Jung and Han Ye Ri to make Hollywood debut in the film, Minari.
In news that we knew was probably going to happen but cute nonetheless, MBLAQ’s G.O. and Choi Ye Seul revealed they are getting married. They have a YouTube channel together that’s super cute that can be found here.
On an episode of the variety show, Law of the Jungle, it was shown that during a recent trip to Thailand members of the cast caught and consumed endangered clams, which is illegal. SBS has offered an apology. There had been reports of Lee Yul Eum, the actress being shown catching the clams would receive punishment and I feel torn about this as she probably wasn’t made known what she could and could not do, and assumed those filming the show would stop her when she did as opposed to keep the cameras rolling.
The Japanese animated movie, Weathering With You, opens in theatre on the 19th. It is being written and directed by the same person as Your Name. It will not be released here in the states for a while, but I can not wait for it.
Kang Ji Hwan has officially dropped out of the currently airing drama, Joseon Survival, after being arrested on sexual assault charges.
Kangin (Super Junior) announced via his official instagram that he will be leaving the group. I’m not surprised it happened, I’m just surprised it took so long as he’s been officially not been part of comebacks for the last couple of years because of past incidences.
Johnny Kitagawa, owner and creator of the entertainment management company Johnny & Associates Inc. passed away this week. If you don’t follow Japanese entertainment this article explains the reasons why you might be hearing about this news with mixed reviews. Johnny had been known as an child abuser and exploiter, and used his power and control to cover up what he did.
Ailee just made her comeback, and she’s been noticeably been left out of my appearances to help promote her single. It appears to being blocked from her old management company, YMC Entertainment
-SoRi just released the performance video for her song “Folded Dragons”. While I was never really a fan of CocoSori, I was a fan of her solo work. This mv is no exception:
-Baekhyun from EXO is out with his solo mini album. Here’s the “UN Village” mv:
-Chansung left us some goodies to be released while he’s enlisted. Here’s the first episode of his series, Prod by Chan:
-I’m pretty much always going to like anything that Heize puts out:
-Not that I think there is anyone left who hasn’t seen the Mulan trailer, but if you are that person: