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Former Stray Kids member Kim Woo-jin to lead upcoming HBO Max original series set in Brazil

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  • Kim Woo-jin, a former member of K-pop boy group Stray Kids, will be HBO Max’s first-ever Korean lead for an upcoming series called “Alem do Guarda-Roupa” (“Beyond the Wardrobe.”)
  • The fantasy-romance series centers around a teenage girl named Carol who finds Kim’s character Kyung-min, a prickly member of a fictional boy group called Act, via a magic portal in a closet.
  • Carol is played by Korean Brazilian actor Sharon Blanche.
  • The series is scheduled for release sometime next year.
  • Kim left the JYP Entertainment boy group Stray Kids in 2019 and was later accused by several women online of sexual harassment. Kim and his agency 10x Entertainment deny all allegations and are conducting investigations.

Kim Woo-jin, a former member of K-pop boy band Stray Kids, will lead in HBO Max’s original series “Alem do Guarda-Roupa” (“Beyond the Wardrobe”) set in São Paulo, Brazil. This makes Kim the first Korean actor in a lead role for an HBO Max series. 

The fantasy-romance series is about a teenage girl named Carol, played by Korean Brazilian actor Sharon Blanche, who finds a portal in a closet that leads her to Kim’s character, a grouchy K-pop idol named Kyung-min from the fictional boy group Act.

Japanese Wrestler Goes Crazy When Brazilian Opponent Weighs 28 Pounds Above Limit

Shinobu Kandori, a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, was extremely disappointed when her opponent weighed way above the limit for their match scheduled last month.

Kandori, 53, had not competed in mixed martial arts since 2003. She is now a member of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party and the House of Councillors in the Diet, the upper house of the country’s bicameral legislature.

Maggots Burst Out Of Chinese Backpacker’s Leg Weeks After Brazilian Rainforest Trip

A Chinese woman’s insect bites from a South American tour later turned out to be much more than just itchy lesions after maggots began bursting from her skin.

The 28-year-old backpacker from Shanghai, identified by her last name Gu, recently returned from a trip to South America with her friends. According to Daily Mail, the woman was bitten by a “peanut-sized insect” on her right leg while hiking in a Brazilian rainforest in late March.

After 29 Years, the Sega Genesis is Making a Comeback in Brazil

After almost three decades since the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) was launched, Sega’s beloved console is making a comeback with a target release date of 2017. The reissued version, called the Mega Drive Limited Edition, will be produced and distributed by Brazilian company Tectoy in Brazil. The firm has previously distributed all of Sega’s gaming systems from the Master System to the Dreamcast locally, reports RocketNews24.

There have been several clones and copy versions produced in the past, but since the Mega Drive Limited Edition is officially licensed by Sega, expect a high quality product reminiscent of the original.

Olympic Athlete Racks Up $5,000 Phone Bill Playing Pokémon Go in Rio

An Olympic star gymnast recently racked up a $5,000 phone bill trying to take home the Pokémon Go title in Brazil.

Last week, Kohei Uchimura, the reigning Japanese Olympic gold medalist, landed in São Paulo, Brazil. While he was settling into his new surroundings, Uchimura decided to play Pokémon Go so he could get closer to his goal of becoming a Pokémon master.

A 25-Year-Old Brazilian Mayor Who Ran Her City Via Text Stole $4 Million and Ran

Brazilian Mayor Lidiane Leite, 25, is on the run after allegations of her corrupt reign and use of a WhatsApp account to run her town are being investigated. Leite is being accused of embezzling funds from the public education system to fund her extravagant lifestyle.

Max Ribeiro, a spokesman for the Federal Police from the northern state of Maranhao told CNN Leite has disappeared for 12 days with no leads to her whereabouts.