News Roundup: Go Kyung-Pyo’s military enlistment, 2018 Korea Cable TV Awards and more!

We got you covered fam! In case you missed the buzz from the K-Dramaland, here’s your weekly dose of K-world news.

1. Go Kyung-pyo to enlist on May 21st

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Go Kyung Pyo’s (Cross) label, CLN Company, announced that the actor has decided to accept his official military summon and will enlist on May 21 without any greeting event.

2. Ji Chang-wook and Kang Ha-neul audition for military musical

Ji Chang-wook (Suspicious Partner) and Kang Ha-neul (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) were both recently in Seoul to audition for Ministry of National Defense’s musical Shinheung Military Academy (literal translation).

3. Han Ye-seul decries alleged medical malpractice

On April 20, actress Han Ye-seul (20th Century Boy and Girl) shared a photo on her Instagram claiming she was a victim of medical malpractice over a lipoma removal.

4. Laughter in Waikiki co-stars Lee Yi-kyung, Jung In-sun confirm relationship

The agencies of Laughter in Waikiki co-stars Lee Yi-kyung and Jung In-sun have both confirmed that the two are dating.

5. Kang Han-Na, Darren Wang swept up in dating rumors anew

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Kang Han-na (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) is once again rumored to be dating Taiwanese actor Darren Wang after their photos in Italy spread online last April 18. Representatives of the Korean star quickly denied the rumor and added that the two are just close friends who traveled with other acquaintances.

6. Lee Seung-gi named as National Producer

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Mnet confirmed reports that actor and singer Lee Seung-gi (Hwayugiwill be the host of Produce 48, following the steps of Jang Geun-suk and BoA on the widely popular idol survival show.

7. Kang So-ra drops out of upcoming drama

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Kang So-ra (Revolutionary Love) withdrew from the cast of upcoming drama Gyeryong Goddess due to scheduling conflicts.

8. NU’EST Baekho cleared of sexual assault charges

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The prosecution acquitted NU’EST Baekho of sexual assault charges and dismissed the case following an eight month long legal battle.

9. Winners of The 2018 Korea Cable TV Awards

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Best in Drama: tvN’s Prison Playbook
Best in Variety and Comedy: Comedy TV’s Delicious Guys
Best in Culture and Documentary: CBS’s Rewritten Luther Road, ONT’s John Torode’s Korea Food Recipe
Best in Childrens’ Shows: Daekyo Kids TV’s Handaman
Best in Music: MBC Music’s Show Champion
Best in Production: Plug In DMZ
Best in Global: tvN’s Youn’s Kitchen
Video On Demand (VOD) Category, Film: The Outlaws

Drama Stills and Teasers

Worry not our dear ahjummamshies, here are the stills and teasers for the upcoming K-dramas you can’t wait to watch.

Chae Jung-an, Jang Dong-gun, Go Sung-hee and Park Hyung-sik for Suits (April 25)

Jang Hyuk for Wok of Love (May 7)

Lee Jun-ki and Seo Ye-ji for Lawless Lawyer (May 12)

Go Ara for Miss Hammurabi (May 21)

Jang Ki-yong, Jin Ki-joo, Nam Da-reum and Ryu Han-bi for Come Hug Me (Mid-May after Hold Me Tight)

Lee Dong-gun and Rain for Sketch (Following Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food)

Lee Sang-yoon and Lee Sung-kyung for About Time (May 21)

Jang Hyuk, Jung Ryeo-won and 2PM Junho for Wok of Love (May 7)


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