Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:


  • Actress Lee Yul-eum faces potential jail time in Thailand for illegally fishing giant clams on an episode of SBSLaw of the Jungle.
  • An arrest warrant has been issued for actor Ji Hwan-in who is accused of sexually assaulting two staff members. In a rare move, Ji issued a public apology to the victims.
  • B.A.P.‘s Himchan was also in court this week facing charges of indecent assault. Himchan and his lawyers maintain that his actions stemmed from mutual interest and “implied consent.”
  • Kangin has officially left Super Junior and Label SJ. He is, however, still under SM Entertainment.
  • The illusive Madame Jung of Burning Sun fame, came forward this week to confirm that Yang Hyun-suk solicited prostitutes to provide sexual services to business partners.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Check out our playlist of all the week’s releases above!
  • Ha Sungwoon kept with the theme in “Blue.”
  • Limitless debuted with “Dream Play.”
  • Melomance sang of enduring young love in “You & I.”
  • Exo‘s Baekhyun made his official solo debut with City Lights and the MV for “UN Village.”
  • Hongbin and Hyungwon‘s “Cool Love” is one of the better Pepsi commercials I’ve seen in a while.
  • Nature weren’t afraid to brag a little in “I’m So Pretty.” Check out our review here.
  • 1Team‘s “Rolling Rolling” is a fun enough summer jam to warrant a couple replays.
  • Paul Kim‘s “Try” had a special feature from Taeyeon.
  • A group of international students came together to share “Popsicle” under the name UHSN. They might have no intentions of being a real K-pop group, but they’ve definitely got the summer release formula down.
  • Lee Gaeun promised to “Remember You.”
  • Ateez shared a performance video for “Aurora.”

Teasers & Announcements

Other News

  • LM Entertainment‘s appeal over Kang Daniel‘s contract suspension was rejected by Seoul courts.
  • Speculation is swirling around Ailee‘s lack of promotions for her “Room Shaker” comeback, with some sources wondering if YMC is blacklisting her.
  • Twice‘s Mina will be sitting out the group’s upcoming Twicelights tour to focus on her health.
  • Park Yoochun will not appear on MBC for the time being.
  • Both Exo and BTS will receive Dubai Stars for their global impact on music.
  • The 2019 Miss Korea winner Kim Se-yeon is already under controversy as it was revealed her father is Kim Chang-hwan — the CEO accused of assaulting the members of East Light.
  • Hyeri faced criticism for promoting her sister’s online store on an episode of Amazing Saturday.

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