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[Weekly Wrapup] 4/22-4/28

Don’t have time to keep up every day with all the latest news in the Kpop world?  Look no further as we go back and quickly review the biggest stories of the past week.

One of the biggest stories of the week is the release of SNSD’s first official subunit TaeTiSeo’s debut album “Twinkle“.  Electroboyz released the MV teaser for “Should I Laugh or Cry?”  DSP Boyz’ official name revealed to be ‘A-JAX’.  Yangpa releases MV for “Parting Is All The Same”, featuring Speed’s Shin Jong Kook.  U-KISS released their 6th mini album ‘DORADORA’.  Lee Hwan Hee released her debut single, “Secret”.  Lee Jun Ki released his 1st mini album “Compliment”.  J.Y. Park unveiled his MV for “You Are the One”.  B.A.P released their comeback mini album and MV for “POWER”.  Ivy released her MV for “Torn Heart” after 2.5 year absence.  F.CUZ released their new mini-album, ‘For Century Ultimate Zest’.  Pledis Entertainment‘s upcoming girl group Hello Venus has released their first official mini-album teaser!  TOUCH releases comeback MV teaser + 2 new members

In Japan, T-ara released the Japanese PV for “Lovey Dovey”, and After School announced their 4th Japanese single “Lady Luck/Dilly Dally”

Last week’s male idol birthdays were Jay Park(4/25), Big Bang’s Daesung(4/26), and Infinite’s Sung Kyu(4/28).  For female idols, twins Hwayoung of T-ara and Hyoyoung of Co-Ed celebrated their birthday on 4/22, while miss A’s Fei celebrated hers on 4/27.  For other idol birthdays click here.

Drama/Variety News

In Fashion King, who will Ga Young choose to go with?  Her savior Young Gul or the influential Jae Hyuk?  Find out in our recaps of episode 11 and episode 12.

In Love Rain, what will Ha Na’s response be to Joon’s sudden confession?  Find out in our recaps of episode 9 and episode 10.

SM Entertainment released their “Dear My Family” for their upcoming movie ‘I Am’ .  SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli were confirmed as the leads in the Korean remake of the popular manga ‘Hana Kimi’.  Lee Yoon Ji released the OST she sang for her own drama ‘The King 2 Hearts’ titled “First Love“.

On Running Man, it’s the one year anniversary of Yoo Jae Suk’s first betrayal of eliminating by his fellow members by shooting them with a water gun.  Once again, he’s tasked with the same mission and must not only battle his fellow members but an army of guards.

Music Shows

Several artists held their comeback stages this week: Ivy, U-KISS, B.A.P, and F.CUZ.

This week’s M! Countdown was replaced with a special concert.  On Music Bank and Inkigayo, SISTAR won their first on each show for their song “Alone”.

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