Welcome back, readers, to another edition of Week in Review.
- Oh My Girl was detained at the Los Angeles airport for ten hours, while en route for an album jacket photoshoot and performance. Their agency claims that the issue arose due to officials mistaking the group for a human trafficking operation, whereas other sources revealed that it was due to problems with their performance visas.
- Seoul High Court ruled in favour of a company who planned a drama and photo shoot for Park Shi-hoo, but the actor didn’t follow through with he contract. The star and his past agency, Didim531, must compensate company 270 million won in damages.
- The Kim Hyun-joong saga is inching with progress, as the court has called for a paternity test with both parties present.
Comebacks & Debuts
- g.o.d. is back again as five in “A Funny But Sad Day”.
- Ballad veterans Brown Eyed Soul returns with “Home”.
- EXO drops their winter album Sing For You, with a space-y MV for title track “Sing For You”.
- Lovelyz continues their non-stop comebacks with Lovelinus and a beautiful MV for “For You”.
- Hip-hop label Brand New Music puts into motion their Brand New Shit project with “Heat It Up”, featuring artists such as San E, Bumkey, and Verbal Jint.
- Songstress Younha releases “Bluff”, produced by Tablo.
- Lim Kim drops “Stay Ever”, a collaboration with Verbal Jint.
- Zico makes a grand return with his new solo album Gallery, and MVs for “Pride And Prejudice”, “Veni Vidi Vici”, and “Eureka”.
- Jiyoung from She’z releases a lovely ballad “Failing Love”.
- Hip-hop duo Basterd is out with the first album Intro and “All”.
Teasers & Announcements
- Queen Yoon Mi-rae let us know we’re in store for a treat with her MV teaser for “This Love”. Will the 14th come soon enough?
- Jellyfish Entertainment released a voice teaser for their winter special “Love Heater”.
- SM has announced their festive Winter Garden project, featuring f(x), Red Velvet, and BoA. f(x) will be the first group, dropping a carol on the 15th.
- Cheetah will be back with “I’m Your Mother” on 18th.
- April will be releasing a winter album on 21st December.
- Eugene and Ki Tae-young are the next family to join the Superman Returns cast.
- N.Flying has announced their fanclub name, N.Fia!
- A BTS manager got into a controversy as a video of him threatening to hit the members went viral on the internet. Big Hit immediately responded and has since removed the manager from his position.
- Infinite is back with their new variety show Infinite Showtime, and their heartwarming first episode premiered on 10th December. They have opened their official Instagram account to commemorate the day.
- Ga-eun and Ji-yul from Dal Shabet has confirmed their departure from the group. Despite this, the group will continue with a 4-membered comeback in January.
- After six months of announcing their breakup, Hwang Jung-eum has a new beau, pro golfer Lee Young-don. Not losing out, Kim Yong-joon confirmed his new relationship with ex-celebrity Park Hye-won.
- We see goodbye to 2 Days 1 Night‘s mat-hyung Kim Joo-hyuk as his farewell episode aired on the 6th. It’s okay, because we’ll still get glimpses of him in Answer Me 1988.
(Yonhap News, X Sports News, Osen, Sports Chosun, E-Today, The Fact, TV Report, Star News, Unforgettable)