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Our latest and most important updates and developments in the K-Pop industry articles. These updates may include new releases and performances by K-Pop artists, announcements of new tours and projects, and updates on the personal lives of K-Pop artists.

Kangin Leaves Super Junior

In news that isn’t surprising, Kangin announced his departure from Super Junior. Kangin has been plagued with a bevy of scandals involving alcohol including drinking and driving and an alleged bar brawl. E.L.F have started petitions and...
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Actor Kang Ji-Hwan Accused of Sexual Assault, “Indecent Assault”

South Korean actor Kang Ji-Hwan (Jo Tae-Gyu) was arrested July 9, 2019 on suspicions of sexual assault according to reports. The 42-year-old actor, who is known for his roles in Be Strong, Geum-Soon!, Monster, Coffee House, and Incarnation...
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Shinhwa’s Minwoo Accused of Sexual Harassment; Complaint to be Withdrawn

Shinhwa’s Minwoo Accused of Sexual Harassment; Complaint to be Withdrawn

Shinhwa’s Lee Minwoo has been accused of sexual harassment following a June 29, 2019 bar incident. Lee was at a Gangnam-bar with other celebrity friends according to reports. While there, Lee and his party approached two women in their...
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Park Yoochun Receives Sentence

Park Yoochun Receives Sentence

Former TVXQ and JYJ member Park Yoochun received his sentence for buying and taking drugs. On July 2, 2019, Park received a sentence of two years of probation and fined 1.4 million KRW (around $1200 USD) at the conclusion of his trial for...
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[UPDATE] Police Confirm Jeon Mi-Seon’s Cause of Death; Agency Releases Statement

Following their investigation, Jeonbuk Police confirmed that Jeon Mi-Seon, 48, committed suicide in her hotel room June 29, 2019. The police provided a statement regarding their findings following initial reports that the award-winning...
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Korean Quintet W24, Scheduled to make comeback with new song ‘Solfamiredo’ on July 1st

We are happy to announce that fans of Korean band W24 can expect to cool off the heat this season with their addictive new single ‘Solfamiredo’ – and a Latin America tour is also on the horizon for the band this September. W24 is due to...
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Song-Song Couple Head Toward Divorce

Some tales don’t always end in happily ever after… The celebrated and much-loved “Song-Song Couple,” Song Hye-Kyo and Song Joong-Ki, are headed toward divorce after two years of marriage. The pair, who held leading roles in the...
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[UPDATE] Himchan Officially Charged with Sexual Assault; Trial Set for July

On June 24, 2019, Yonhap News reported that the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office indicted B.A.P’s Kim Himchan on sexual assault charges that stemmed from a July 24, 2018 incident. The news of the incident initially broke in...
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Tiffany Young Announces “Magnetic Moon” North American Tour

Starting in October 2019, Tiffany Young (SNSD) will embark on her multi-city North American tour! Young’s Magnetic Moon tour will bring her to 18 cities across the United States and Canada. Concert goers that register on the Tunespeak...
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Yang Hyun-Suk and His Brother Resign from YG Entertainment

Following yet another scandal involving YG Entertainment artists, Yang Hyun-Suk resigned from the company June 14, 2019. Yang Hyun-Suk announced his resignation through a statement. This is Yang Hyun-Suk. I am so sorry to the fans who...
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B.I Departs iKON; YG Contract Terminated Following Drug Scandal

On June 12, 2019, Dispatch reported that iKON’s leader, B.I, allegedly attempted to purchase drugs back in 2016. The report showed text messages and information that purportedly show B.I. tried to purchase LSD and that the police didn’t...
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[UPDATE] Chansung Begins Military Service

On June 11, 2019, 2PM’s Chansung entered the recruit base camp for the 5th Infantry Division at Yeoncheon of Gyeonggi Province. He is the last member to enlist; Junho enlisted in May. In late May, JYP and Chansung both confirmed his...
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Singer, Actor Hyungsik Enlists

Former ZE:A member and award-winning actor Hyungsik (High Society, Strong Girl Bong-Soon, Suits) has reported to boot camp for his mandatory military service. Hyungsik reported to his command post for four weeks of basic training June 10,...
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Heize to Embark on First North American Tour

Heize will be coming to North America starting June 26 for her first-ever U.S-Canada tour! The songstress and Unpretty Rapstar 2 alumna, who is the voice behind the hit songs “Jenga,” “Shut Up and Groove,” “And July,” “Didn’t...
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[UPDATE] Hara Released from the Hospital

Following an alleged suicide attempt and a subsequent apology, Goo Hara has been released from the hospital. Following her release, Hara departed Korea for Japan to be under the care of her Japanese agency. In January 2019, Hara’s contract...
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