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Entertainment Weekly Takes A Look At Current Drama Trends Based On First Half Of 2017
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Entertainment Weekly Takes A Look At Current Drama Trends Based On First Half Of 2017

During the June 16 episode of Entertainment Weekly, the show took a look at dramas that aired in the first half of 2017 to determine some current trends in the TV world.

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The first keyword was office dramas. Many of the dramas in the first half dealt with realistic situations that arise in the ordinary workforce, drawing in audiences who could relate to the material. In addition, viewers could live vicariously through the drama characters, who often had to deal with corrupt and unfair superiors.

Yue Hua Entertainment trainees from 'Produce 101' relay their gratitude on the support they received
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Yue Hua Entertainment trainees from 'Produce 101' relay their gratitude on the support they received

Following the end of the second season of 'Produce 101', Yue Hua Entertainment posted a video and a photo of the trainees to relay their messages on their participation in the competition.

In the photo, Ahn Hyung Seop wrote, "Hello, this is trainee Ahn Hyung Seop! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to stand on the final stage and I believe that's due to the support and love I received throughout the competition. I learned a lot and truly enjoyed the whole experience. Although my trainee life under 'Produce 101' has come to an end, I'll continue to grow and meet all of you again soon. Please continue to support me. Thank you very much and I love you."

The K-pop Casting Couch: Sexual Coercion by Entertainment Suits
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The K-pop Casting Couch: Sexual Coercion by Entertainment Suits

Warning: discussion related to sexual harassment, sexual coercion, and violence follow. Please proceed with caution.

The life of a K-pop trainee is, for an outsider, unimaginably difficult. The competition to entering the industry is fierce with multiple contentious stages of auditions. Once they are accepted, their fate is by no means assured; they are always working under threat of elimination and uncertainty of their debuts. The custodians of their destinies are their entertainment companies, to whom they entrust their futures. Idol trainees are placed under the care of their management and it comes as no surprise that this almost absolute power results in abuse.

Hoshi says Pledis Entertainment's business is booming
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Hoshi says Pledis Entertainment's business is booming

Seventeen's Hoshiheld a live broadcast onNaver's 'V Live' for his birthday a few days ago but also to say thank you to the fans for helping them win first place.

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In the clip, he can be seen conversing and joking around with the other members. During this clip, he mentioned that the practice room has gotten bigger and nicer because Pledis Entertainment business has been booming and is doing considerably well.

Pledis Entertainment makes statement on what NU'EST members will be doing
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Pledis Entertainment makes statement on what NU'EST members will be doing

Pledis Entertainment revealed they had nothing confirmed for NU'EST yet.

JR, Ren, Baekho, and Minhyun had brought much attention to the group after their appearance on 'Produce 101' season 2. With Minhyun as the only member in Wanna One, many LOㅅEs had been waiting all weekend for Pledis Entertainment to come back to work on Monday morning so they could hear what the rest of the four members were going to do.

There were high expectations as the members had seen much success everywhere, including music charts. Many had hoped that the four remaining members could promote and Minhyun could join back when he was done with Wanna One. However, Pledis Entertainment merely said, "There's nothing confirmed as of yet."