News Roundup: Suzy-Lee Dong-wook’s break-up, Jang Geun-suk’s military enlistment and more!

It’s been another roller coaster week for K-celebs. From heartbreaking to uplifting news, here are the stories that made headlines!

Lee Dong-wook and Suzy have broken up

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Korean superstars Lee Dong-wook (Goblin) and Suzy (While You Were Sleeping) have parted ways, just  four months after they officially confirmed their relationship.

Suzy’s agency JYP Entertainment and Lee Dong Wook’s agency King Kong by Starship have released similar statements confirming the split, citing both of the actors’ busy schedule as the main reason.

The Goblin actor is busy preparing for his upcoming medical drama Life, which will air this July in JTBC. Meanwhile, Suzy has recently accepted the main lead for the new SBS series Vagabond in which she will star opposite Hwayugi actor Lee Seung-gi.

Jang Geun-suk’s bipolar disorder and military enlistment date

A representative from Tree J Company, the actor’s agency, he confirmed reports that Jang Geun-suk would be enlisting on July 16 to fulfill his mandatory military service as a public service worker. The agency explained that the actor has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011 and has been re-examine after it. However, the actor still did not get a satisfactory result in the re-examination. The company added that Jang Geun-suk vowed to return healthier and more mature.

CNBLUE’s Kang Min-hyuk And Lee Jung-shin announce military enlistment date

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FNC Entertainment has confirmed reports that two CNBLUE members will enlist on July 31. Lee Jung-shin and Kang Min-hyuk’s enlistment locations are different and both will enter quietly without official events.

Former After School member Lizzy enters acting world

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The former idol will begin another chapter in her entertainment career but under a different name. In a statement from her agency, Celltrion Entertainment, Lizzy or Park Soo-young has legally changed her name to Park Soo-ah. As for her first project, she will star alongside Sung Hoon (My Secret Romance) and Kim Ga-eun (Because This Is My First Life) in the web series I Picked Up a Celebrity on the Street. The series is set to be released in September via Oksusu.

The Great Seducer’s Moon Ga-young transfers to KeyEast

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On July 3, the young actress’ agency SM Culture & Contents (SM C&C) has released an official statement regarding the transfer of  Moon Ga-young’s management to their affiliate, KeyEast. It comes after KeyEast was acquired by SM Entertainment Group in March.

Han Ye-seul signs exclusive contract with Partners Park

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The actress joined the agency established by former Key East CEO Shin Hyo-jung. She will be under the same company as Ku Hye-sun. Partners Park also gave an update to Han Ye-seul’s health after she recently suffered a medical accident. They stated Han Ye-seul is recovering well and is looking over projects for her comeback.

tvN comments on reports about Lee Byung-hun’s talent fee for Mr Sunshine

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The cable network responds to reports Lee Byung-hun is being paid 150 million won per episode. According to their statement published by Soompi, they can’t check the payment of the actors. The series will premiere this July after the conclusion of Lawless Lawyer.

INFINITE’s Sunggyu, Ji Chang-wook, Kang Ha-neul cast in a military musical

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Actors Ji Chang-wook, Kang Ha-neul, and INFINITE’s leader Sunggyu were cast for a military musical titled “Shinheung Military Academy” (literal translation). Production company Shownote will help with the stage production. The musical will hold its first show in September at the National Museum of Korea. It will also hold a nationwide tour by the end of the year.

Teasers and Stills

A sweet-looking poster for the upcoming tvN series Familiar Wife starring Ji Sung and Han Ji-min.

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Character posters for Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo’s JTBC series Life, which will air this July!

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Seohyun looks after a sick Kim Jung-hyun in the newest stills for the upcoming drama Time.

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Yoon Si-yoon is a hot criminal in the upcoming drama Your Honor.

Poster for the drama adaptation of the popular webtoon series My ID is Gangnam Beauty.

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Ji Hyun-woo is a dashing doctor in Risky Romance still cuts.

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Mr. Sunshine releases new still cuts featuring Yoo Yeon-seok and Kim Min-jung .

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Shin Hye-sun is a cute patient in Thirty But Seventeen’s still cuts. 

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Teasers for the SBS fantasy rom-com Thirty But Seventeen.

Trailer for Let’s Eat 3 starring Baek Jin-hee and Yoon Doo-joon.

Trailer for the upcoming MBC drama Time starring Kim Jung-hyun and Seohyun.

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3 thoughts on “News Roundup: Suzy-Lee Dong-wook’s break-up, Jang Geun-suk’s military enlistment and more!

  1. Ok, so about the Dong Wook and Suzy thing, that was a rebound if I ever saw one. They are adults. Jang Geun-suk, like legit, I thought he already did his enlistment. He was gone for a while, but knowing that he was just dealing with his diagnosis makes more sense. Then again, I really thought he was older than his apparent age. CNBLUE!!!!! OMG, the sooner they complete, the sooner the comeback. Oh…my babies…Upcoming dramas: Mr. Sunshine, looks like a movie. Which worries me that it will be a movie that was drawn out for 24 episodes. Yoon Si-Yoon, I honestly can’t see beyond his cute appeal for him to be a criminal, I’ll watch it though. The rest of the dramas seem interesting though.

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    1. I’m kinda sad though that some netizens are mocking Jang Geun-suk‘s condition. I know there are allegations that celebs/rich people in SK do escape active enlistment through money but still, his reason seems legit to me. Anyway, I totally agree about Yoon Si-yoon. He looks boyish to be a criminal ㅋㅋㅋ.

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