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Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide Demands Apology From CJ EM
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Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide Demands Apology From CJ EM

Six months after it was revealed that assistant PD Lee of tvNs Drinking Solo had died by suicide, the investigation team put together at the time by the family of the deceased held a press conference on April 18, demanding a sincere apology from CJ EM as well as measures to prevent the same from happening in the future.

Upon investigation, the team concluded that the suicide was a result of extreme labor during the production of the drama — PD Lee only having two days off out of 55 days of work and only being able to sleep for an average of 4 hours and 30 minutes a day for 10 days — as well as verbal abuse from the drama production staff.

CJ EM Responds To Demands Of Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide
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CJ EM Responds To Demands Of Team Investigating Drinking Solo PDs Suicide

CJ EM has released an official statement in response to the team that is currently investigating the suicide of PD Lee Han Bin, who previously worked on tvNs Drinking Solo.

On April 18, a source from CJ EM stated, We express great sadness regarding the unfortunate death of Lee Han Bin. We would also like to offer our deepest condolences to his family, who is grieving.

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They also added, Although we have been discussing the causes [of suicide] with the police and the family after the investigation of the PDs death, we feel very sorry for what happened today. If the police and the public authorities take the lead in investigating, our executives as well as the staff will actively participate. We will accommodate with the investigation, prepare for improvements, and take responsibility.

Watch: Jeon Min Joo, Kim Eun Bi, And Lee Soohyun Team Up For Produce 101 Dance Cover Video
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Watch: Jeon Min Joo, Kim Eun Bi, And Lee Soohyun Team Up For Produce 101 Dance Cover Video

HYWY Entertainment is ready to give fans a glimpse of their brand new girl group!

On April 17, a special dance video was uploaded to their official YouTube channel featuring the previously announced members of their upcoming girl group, Jeon Min Joo, Kim Eun Bi, And Lee Soohyun.

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In the video, the ladies cover the choreography for Pick Me and Its Me (Pick Me), the theme songs from both seasons of Produce 101. The choices are particularly fitting as one of the girls, Lee Soohyun, was a contestant on the programs first season.

Seven Villain Characters Who Got Much Attention From K-Drama Lovers
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Seven Villain Characters Who Got Much Attention From K-Drama Lovers

The role of villain is significant in K-dramas. Having a antagonist character, the story can have a nice flow well. Some villains in dramas can get much attention from the viewers. Their great acting and nice role can make viewers love them more.

Reported by Soompi, the first villain who got much attention was Lee Jae Wook in "Blood." He played protagonist role in this drama. But towards the end of the drama, the reasons for his action were revealed and he got much sympathy from the viewers.

Trot singer Hong Jin Young and comedian Kim Young Chul team up for 'Ring Ring' MV!
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Trot singer Hong Jin Young and comedian Kim Young Chul team up for 'Ring Ring' MV!

Trot singer Hong Jin Young and comedian Kim Young Chul teamed up for a new single, titled "Ring Ring"!

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The song was written and composed by Hong Jin Young, and is a new genre called Electrot (Electronic Trot). The title track is sung by Kim Young Chul, while the digital album also contains Hong Jin Young's version, with Yoon Jong Shin featured in the intro in both versions.

The collaboration came about after Hong Jin Young's appearance on 'Radio Star', when Yoon Jong Shin recommended Kim Young Chul sing Hong Jin Young's self-composed song.