Quick Note from TwentyThird:
These past few days there has been an explosive investigation involving JYJ singer and actor Park Yu Chun and several women that are truly very serious allegations. You may notice that I have made no mention of it here and that is because I want to wait for the investigation to be complete before proceeding further with the story. Just know, I have been following it closely. Sexual Assault is a serious crime and should be handled with only the facts. However, if you are unfamiliar with what’s currently going on or in need of an update from a news source, click here for an article from the TheKoreaTimes.
There’s really no way to transition from something like that in a way that seems appropriate so I’ll just say…
Now on to lighter news.
I.O.I’s Kim Sohye’s is finally signed to a new label, S&P Entertainment!
“Kim Sohye, who is housed under S&P, is currently promoting in activities as an I.O.I member after debuting through being selected as fifth place on ‘Produce 101.’… “S&P Entertainment will work hard and tirelessly in order to repay your support.”
It’s really an exciting time for the ladies of I.O.I. With many of them now either returning to agencies or joining new agencies, it’s great to see them finally moving from trainees to idols!
Have you been following the premiere of new dramas? I hate to admit that the last one I followed, that was recent, was Descendants of the Sun. There have been plenty of new dramas that have begun to air but the one that’s catching everybody’s eye is “Doctors”. The first episode gained enough attention to reach 12.9 percent nationwide in ratings.
“The right mentor can determine if you go to jail or achieve something greater in life. Yoo Hye Jung (Park Shin Hye) has had a tough childhood and difficult life. She has dealt with the life challenges by becoming emotionally guarded and acting like a tough bully at school. When Hong Ji Hong (Kim Rae Won) meets Hye Jung, he recognizes her intelligence behind her gangster façade and sets her on a path to become a compassionate doctor. Now a doctor in a neurosurgery residency at a major hospital, Hye Jung works alongside fellow residents Jung Yoon Do (Yoon Kyun Sang) and Jin Seo Woo (Lee Sung Kyung). But when Seo Woo becomes Hye Jung’s biggest rival both professionally and personally, can Hye Jung overcome yet another major obstacle to her own personal happiness? “Doctors” is a 2016 South Korean drama series directed by Oh Choong Hwan.”
It’s been said that the first episode was pretty intense. I haven’t seen yet but I intend to watch it as soon as I can get an hour to spare. But if you’re looking for a place to watch it, my favorite source is Viki. You can watch the first episode here for free!
Lee Seung Gi’s Reps have been busy doing damage control after the news began to circulate that Lee Seung Gi may have a secret child that he visited frequently and was helping to raise. The rumor was spreading so far and wide that even Dispatch was pulled into the matter. The rumor claimed that they were the ones who were doing all the investigative work into the issue. Turns out the story was fabricated and now only is Dispatch speaking out to clear their name but Lee’s reps want a full police investigation into the matter.
“[The rumor] even went so far as to suggest that we are covering the story,” Dispatch writes. “We assure you that this is completely false. We don’t even currently have the workers to cover such a rumor.” They add, “We have confirmed that there is no such person on his make-up team.”
Lee Seung Gi’s agency officially filed a request to open an investigation into the rumor claims to find out who started them. And of course that will ultimately lead to some type of legal action.
This is nowhere near close to over.
And on that note… here’s a baby Xiumin dancing as a penguin. No seriously… it’s the cutest video ever!