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News Roundup: What Happened in August?

Rather than give us a break from July’s madness, August decided to keep the drama-ball rolling; being packed to the brim with new debuts, comebacks, coming outs and break ups.

If you’ve passed out due to the stress of it all, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Read on to see some of the news highlights of August~!

Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung Breakup

©kimbokjoo, http://boxasian.com, 24.08.2017
©kimbokjoo, http://boxasian.com, 24.08.2017

That’s right. Our favourite, most shipped couple this year have parted ways. The pair went from coworkers in the modelling world, to costars in ‘Cheese in the Trap’ and ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’, to finally becoming a couple.

After YG Entertainment confirmed they were dating in April, the ‘Chubs’ couple quickly stole our hearts with how cute and comfortable they were with each other – and it was sad to hear that they ended things after only four months.

But life goes on! And we respect Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung’s decision and wish them the best of luck~

 BTS ‘Love Yourself’ Series and ‘Her’ Album

©BTSLoveYourself, www.helloasia.com.au, 25.08.2017
©BTSLoveYourself, www.helloasia.com.au, 25.08.2017

Finally! BTS are retuning (as if they every left!) to our lives with not only fresh concept photos and ultra intense HIGHLIGHT REELS but according to reports the group will be releasing an album entitled ‘Her’ on September 18 – so you can bet next month’s round up is going to be plastered with more BTS!

As if all this wasn’t enough, ‘Her’ will have four versions as well as a hidden track by their leader Rap Monster! We’re all keen for another glorious comeback but till then we’ll have to pass the time losing our minds over the theories behind this intricate and beautiful concept~

ToppDogg’s Kim Hansol comes out as Asexual

For a few years Kim Hansol of ToppDogg has left fans guessing regarding his sexuality, but the singer himself cleared things up in a recent Instagram live where he stated that;

‘I have been thinking a lot. I’m asexual. Asexual. I don’t like anyone, anybody. I just like myself. I’ll probably never get married. I just like my friends and family’.

These days it’s all too common for idols and performers to receive backlash for their sexuality, but so many ToppKlass and other fans have come together to support Hansol and have gone to great lengths to make sure he feels safe confiding in us.

Hansol coming out made our month a bit brighter and we love him even more (is that possible?!) than before – we’re proud of you Hansol~!

New Girl Group S.I.S Debut

©SIS-KPOP-PROFILE, www.kpopmap.com, 25.08.2017
©SIS-KPOP-PROFILE, www.kpopmap.com, 25.08.2017

After dropping teasers for their first M/V earlier in the month, on the 25th of August the six membered girl group S.I.S debuted with their first single album ‘I Got A Feeling’ – which was accompanied by a sweet, youthful music video starring Produce 101’s Kwon Hyun Bin!

Formed by XX Entertainment, the group is said to promote the concept of ‘younger sisters’ and that their name S.I.S not only stands for ‘sisters’ but also ‘Serendipity In Stars’ – meaning they’ll shine bright and appeal to the public with their unique abilities!

We can’t wait to see more of S.I.S in the future~

SHINee’s Taemin Debut’s in Japanese Drama

If you desperately need something to help you survive through next month (don’t stress, we do too) then look no further – Lee Taemin, our performance God, will be starring in an upcoming Japanese drama called ‘Final Life’.

Playing the part of Sung Shi On, an intelligent man that becomes the test subject for a secret project and subsequently loses his memories, Taemin will showcase his acting abilities in a way we have never seen before!

His counterpart in the drama, a detective that faced a harsh life of poverty, will be played by the esteemed Japanese actor Shota Matsuda (known for his role in ‘Boys Over Flowers’) and together the two will play significant parts in each-other’s story.

Taemin will also grace us with his beautiful voice by singing the drama’s OST entited ‘What’s This Feeling’ – which you can hear portions of in the trailer!

The first episode of ‘Final Life’ is set to air on the 8th of September and will no doubt be breathtaking – so warm up your popcorn, get your snacks and probably grab some tissues because this drama will both save and destroy us.

So see you next month… if we all survive~!

 

Feature Image Source: ©S.I.S, www.youtube.com, 26.08.2017

The author: Claudia Deborah

[cries while listening to Ring Ding Dong]
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