par xxmai, novembre 30, 2020

안녕~ ^^ We're slowly closing in on the year, and so far we've had another somewhat turbulent year in the South Korean entertainment circle. Let's see what the month of October brought for us this time.

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  • Former FIESTAR member Jei (31) and her non-celebrity boyfriend tied the knot on October 9, 2020. ~ Instagram
  • Former GOOD DAY member Song Hee Jin (25) and her non-celebrity boyfriend tied the knot on October 10, 2020. ~ Instagram, Soompi
  • BewhY (27) announced he will tie the knot with his non-celebrity girlfriend of 8 years. ~ Instagram, Soompi
  • Former RAINBOW's member Ji Sook (30) and Lee Doo Hee (37) tied the knot on October 31, 2020. ~ Naver, Soompi

  • Former 2NE1 member Sandara Park donated 30,000 masks to sick children through CELEBe, which were then given to the Korea Children’s Incurable Disease Association, WE START, and the Korea Pediatric Cancer Foundation. ~ Naver
  • All proceeds from the song "Don’t Touch Me" sang by the project group Refund Sisters, created through the variety show How Do You Play? (MBC), will be donated to various charity organizations. ~ Naver
  • Kim Yoo Jung has become the 229th patron of ChildFund Korea’s Green Noble Club, after donating at least 100 million won (~ $88,511), thus becoming the youngest member to have joined the club. ~ Naver
  • SEVENTEEN's Hoshi donated 23.1 million won (~ $20,370) as a scholarship for the Maseok High School's students in Gyeonggi Province. ~ Naver

  • SHINee's Key got discharged from the military on October 7, 2020.  ~ Naver
  • 2AM's Jung Ji Woon got discharged from the military on October 7, 2020.  ~ SportsSeoul
  • EXO's Chen enlisted in the military on October 26, 2020. ~ Naver, Soompi
  • KARD's J.Seph enlisted in the military on October 5, 2020. ~ Instagram
  • THE ROSE's Lee Ha Joon enlisted in the military on October 12, 2020. ~ Instagram, Soompi
  • VIXX's N got discharged from the military on October 7, 2020.  ~ Instagram
  • BLOCK B's Park Kyung enlisted in the military on October 19, 2020. ~ Naver
  • PENTAGON's Hui announced he will enlist in the military on December 3, 2020. ~ Naver
  • Crush announced he will enlist in the military on November 13, 2020. ~ Naver, Soompi
  • Former B.A.P's member Jung Dae Hyun announced he will enlist in the military on November 17, 2020. ~ Naver

  • MONSTA X's Shownu confirmed to be the 4th judge on CAP-TEEN (Mnet), which began airing on November 19, 2020. ~ Naver

  • The government is taking action to protect underage celebrities and trainees from unfair practices. ~ Read more - Soompi, Naver 
  • Two staff members revealed to have been injured on the set of The Penthouse: War in Life (SBS) during one fire scene where the flames grew unexpectedly bigger. Fortunately, the injuries weren’t that serious, and the two staff members reportedly returned to the set after two days. ~ Naver, Soompi
  • Former Girls' Generation member Jessica’s debut novel “Shine” makes New York Times’ Best Sellers list. ~ New York Times
  • Late Goo Ha Ra’s ex-boyfriend Choi Jong Bum received a finalized prison sentence from the Supreme Court on October 15, 2020. The Supreme Court upheld his prison sentence of one year and still found him guilty of all charges as in the previous two trials, except for filming body parts without consent, stating that it could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that filming had taken place without Goo Ha Ra’s permission. ~ Yonhap News, Soompi
  • HIGHLIGHT's Lee Gi Kwang and his agency Around Us won the first trial in his defamation case against the politician Kim Geun Tae. In April 2020, Lee Gi Kwang's agency took legal action against Kim Geun Tae for defamation due to the spread of false information over manipulating music charts by illegally acquiring and misusing regular citizens’ online accounts, with the agency lodging a claim for damages. ~ Naver, Soompi
  • Former B.A.P's member Him Chan booked for drunk driving after running into guardrails near Hakdong Intersection in Dosan Road, Gangnam. ~ Naver, Naver, Soompi

I hope you enjoyed this month's news snippets. If there's anything that's missing or you'd like to see implemented in the next month's edition, please let me know.

Editors: BrightestStar (1st editor) & Jojo (2nd editor)