by xxmai, June 10, 2020
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안녕~ ^^ With a little delay here's your monthly edition for all entertainment news coming from the Korean peninsula that might interest you, so continue reading and let me know in the comments down below what was the best thing for you that happened in May.

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  • Seo Young Hee and her non-celebrity husband announced through her agency that they've welcomed their second child, a baby girl. ~ Naver, Soompi
  • Choi Ji Woo and her non-celebrity husband welcomed their first child, a baby girl. ~ Naver



  • Former Wonder Girl's member Hye Rim confirmed through her agency that she plans to tie the knot with taekwondo athlete Shin Min Chul in July 2020, who've been dating since 2013. ~ Naver
  • SHINHWA's member Jun Jin announced through a handwritten letter posted on his Twitter that he will tie the knot with his flight attendant girlfriend in October 2020. ~ Twitter, Soompi
  • Lee Yun Hee announced through her official fan cafe that she will tie the knot with her non-celebrity boyfriend in June 2020. ~ Spot TV News, Soompi
  • Lee Dong Gun and Jo Yoon Hee announced through their agencies that they've gotten divorced due to irreconcilable differences after three years of marriage. Jo Yoon Hee got the custody of their daughter, that was born in December 2017. ~ Naver, Naver, Soompi


  • Crush donated to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund for the Black Lives Matter movement. ~ Instagram
  • DAY6's Jae donated $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund for the Black Lives Matter movement. ~ Twitter
  • Jay Park donated $10,000 to Black Lives Matter Global Network for the Black Lives Matter movement. ~ Naver, Soompi
  • GOT7's Mark donated $7,000 to the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund for the Black Lives Matter movement. ~ Twitter
  • TVXQ's Chang Min donated 55 million won (~$44,900) to ChildFund Korea in celebration of Children's Day in Korea. The donation will be used to provide emergency funds to cover living expenses for 110 children who are in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ~ Naver, Soompi
  • IU donated 100 million won (~$81,570) to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation in celebration of Children's Day in Korea. She also donated  10 million won (~$8,150) to the city of Gwacheon, in order to help low-income families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ~ Naver, Naver
  • IU and her fanclub UAENA together donated 51.6 million won (~$41,840) to both ChildFund Korea and Walking With Us Children’s Foundation under the name IUAENA, in celebration of IU's birthday. ~ Instagram, Soompi
  • MOMOLAND members donated 1,180 kilogram (~2,600 pounds) of rice to the underprivileged through the Korean Red Cross. ~ Naver
  • BLOCK B's Zico allowed the Busan’s Office of Education to use his song "Any Song" for free to produce a jingle for COVID-19 awareness. ~ Naver
  • Former miss A's member Suzy will donate all her proceeds from her beauty book, “Obsession With Suzy", that the cosmetic brand Lancôme released on May 28, 2020. The donation will be used to provide sanitary products for low-income young women across the country. ~ Naver




  • Park Hae Jin has received an award of service for his volunteer work as an honorary fire marshal at the KBS 119 Awards held in Seoul. ~ Naver, Soompi


  • Former Girls' Generation's member Jessica was chosen as the new global ambassador for Revlon. ~ Soompi
  • ATEEZ members became the honorary ambassadors for Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) in order to represent Korean culture abroad. ~ Nocut News, Soompi





  • S.E.S's Shoo, after losing the civil suit, was ordered by court to pay back 346 million won (~$280,000) worth of gambling debt to the plaintiff "Park" whom she met back in 2017 in a Las Vegas casino. ~ Naver, Soompi






Hope you enjoyed this month's news snippets. If there's anything that's missing or you'd like to see implemented in the next month's edition, please let me know.


Edited by Jojo (1st editor)

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