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Ten Reasons Why The Idol Olympics Are A Must-Watch Guilty Pleasure

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The Idol Star Athletic Championship is my favorite guilty pleasure of the season. Yes, it is randomwhat do idols have to do with sports, anyways? Yes, nothing , pretty pointless and often even cringeworthycan someone please tell them thats not how you high-jump? I will even say its quite boring most of the time, especially those times when SHINees Minho and ZE:As Dongjun participate. However, I watch it religiously every time it comes out, sometimes even more than once and very often coming back and forth to replay my favorite parts.

This last edition marks the fifth one; MBC first broadcasted it on September 2010 as a Chuseok special and decided to make it a regular act after the success of the first edition. This time, and as a homage to the Olympic Games that will take place this summer in London, the program has been renamed as Idol Star Olympics and features fencing, table tennis and archery aside from the usual athletics. And that means more chances to see our favorite idols fail at new sports, yes.

And again, as I mentioned before, I will definitely watch it this year too. Because aside from the punctual second-hand embarrassment, there are still enough reasons that make it worth. Here are mine.

1. Idols in shorts. Theres not much to explain about this point, but if youre not really into guys in shortsor girls, but lets be honest, we have seen them with shorter hot pants on stageat least you can appreciate idols in tracksuit. Dont they look like normal people, just for a change?

2. You can feed your inner fangirl or fanboy out of it for weeks. From the announcement to the fancams and pictures from the recording day until the episode actually airs and gets subtitled, you basically have spazzing material for at least one month.

3. It gives spotlight to usually underexposed idols. Because the Idol Star Athletic Championship is not about singing, dancing, being funny or being good-looking, idols who usually get overlooked get a chance to shine. In the last edition, for example, Dal Shabet’s Ga-eun and Nine MusesEun-ji won medals, a short but gratifying moment of glory. And others, such as Sistars Bora and ZE:As Dongjun have found a niche as athletic idols. Even if you dont have a talent for sports either, you can still manage to garner some attention, maybe falling graciously or jumping in a special wayspecial is actually an euphemism, yes . It also works as a de-typecasting methodwho would expect Jo Kwon, known by his antics and girl groups dances, to be a pro speed racer?

4. That stupid but gratifying feeling when your bias is faster than others or clumsier. Some find it endearing when their favorite idols are good at sports. Im more from the group that likes their idols to be totally uncoordinated people, it makes me feel we may be meant to be after all.

5. You dont even need to wait for the subtitles. Getting the MCs jokes is nice, but if you dont feel like waiting for the fansubs you can just skip their parts and enjoy the show.

6. Idols falling sometimes is justfunny. If no one gets hurt, of course. Just healthy and second-hand embarrassingly fun. How do they actually manage to look so perfectly styled even while tripping, anyways?

7. It provides fans with stupid amounts of fanservice. What are the Idol Star Athletic Championship if not a huge ode to fanservice? Starting from the fancams taken back when the program was recorded, with loads of heart-throwing, gratuitous skinship, silly dances, aegyo, etc., etc. to the broadcast itself that, just like any sports championship, encourages competitivenessbut instead of cheering for your country, you cheer for your fandom. Not that it incites fanwars, but fans sometimes need to feel their favorite group is better than the others, even if its in sports.

8. Fandoms colliding. We all love some brotherly or sisterly love once in a while, and while there are plenty of occasions to watch band members interact (their own variety shows, to start with), there arent that many chances to actually see members from different groups be friendly on air.

9. Its sports, after all. Anybody who enjoys watching athletic championships would also enjoy the Idol Star Olympics. Idols are obviously slower and awkward, but they can also be extremely competitive. Creepingly competitive, sometimes.

10. Its just epicor thats what the editors manage to make it look like through the teasers. Who wouldnt want to watch it with this TV commercial? Just listen to those violins and chants, doesnt it look like its gonna be mind-blowing?

So which are your thoughts on the Idol Star Athletic Championship, Seoulmates? Would you be watching it too or would you rather pass? If so, which are your reasons? Leave your comments below!

(MBC, loveguitar1993, AFXVids)

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According to reports, BEAST is reportedly getting readyto move back to the local track industry and advertise as a 5-memberedcrew for the primary time this summer. This may be their first set of promotions without member Jang Hyunseung who up to now announced his leave following his alleged impolite attitude controversy.

Industry insiders published that the restindividuals are recordings tracks for their comeback, particularlyrunning on their name track. No other information about the acknowledged comeback were disclosed.

Spoiler Added episode 12 captures for the Korean drama 'Monster - 2016'

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Added episode 12 captures for the Korean drama "Monster - 2016" (2016)Directed through Joo Seong-wooWritten by Jang Yeong-cheol, Jeong Kyeong-soon-INetwork : MBCWith Kang Ji-hwan, Seong Yoo-ri, Park Ki-woong, Soo Hyeon, Gi-kwang, Lee Yeol-eum,...50 episodes - Mon, Tue 22:00Synopsis"Monster - 2016" depicts vengeance by a man, who fights opposed to the irrationality of the societyBroadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/03/28

Watch: f(x)’s Amber and Luna Get The Birthday party Began With R3Hab And Xavi & Gi In “Wave” MV

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Watch: f(x)’s Amber and Luna Get The Birthday party  Began With R3Hab And Xavi & Gi In “Wave” MV

Watch: f(x)’s Amber and Luna Get The Birthday partyBegan alongside R3Hab And Xavi Gi In “Wave” MVilmare42 Would possibly 5, 2016 0 f(x) participants Amber and Luna have released a new music entitled “Wave,” which is the primary song to be put out by capacity of SM Entertainment’s new Electronic Dance Music (EDM) label!

The track was once released at nighttime KST on Could 6 as a phase ofvirtual music channel SM STATION’s weekly releases. It turned into produced by the Korean manufacturer and DJ duo Xavi Gi in conjunction with R3hab, thru SM’s new EDM label ScreaM Records.

The music video functionspictures of Luna and Amber appearing the track with R3hab at a exhibithung on April 26 in Yeongdeungpo’s Time Square in Seoul, which brought out a big crowd of music fans.

Watch: UP10TION Celebrates Children’s Day Via Appearing “Attention” With Adorable Kids

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Watch: UP10TION Celebrates Children’s Day By ability ofActing “Attention” With Adorable Children ilmare42 Might 5, 2016 0 Are you in a position for some serious cuteness?

May five is Children’s Day in Korea, and to celebrate, UP10TION filmed a amusing new song video for their popular song “Attention” in a play middlestuffed withfilled animals and adorable children.

The guys put their all into their dance as usual, yet also spend quite so much of time striking out with the little kids, giving them hugs and fidgeting with them. The youngstersglancetotallydelighted to be hanging out with their oppas and hyungs of UP10TION!

Sandeul, Younha, Ken, Yook Sungjae, Hyosung And Cho PD To Struggle It Out On “Duet Song Festival”

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Sandeul, Younha, Ken, Yook Sungjae, Hyosung And Cho PD To Combat It Out On Duet Song Festivalboxclub Might 5, 2016 0 The following episode of the MBC kinddisplay “Duet Song Festival” seems likeit's going to exist a close competition!

MBC released their lineup for the impending episode on Could 6. Sandeul of B1A4 might be making his run for his 2nd win, following his victory at thefinal episode with unmarriedmom Cho Sun Young. His kindness as he encouraged his spouse when she made a mistake whilstmaking a song warmed the hearts of the audience and target audience members, who gave him the maximum votes last week.

Talented BTOB member Yook Sungjae, who is active as a singer, actor and diversity star, will also be performing. Cho PD will be making his return to the level for the primary time in 4 years and Secret’s Hyosung and professional vocalist Younha circular out this talented lineup for the Might also 6 episode.

Watch: Two times Acts Out Their Dream CFs On “Weekly Idol”

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Watch: Two times Acts Out Their Dream CFs On “Weekly Idol”

MC Defconn first asks Tzuyu what kind of CF she would love to act in and she promptly replies that she would favor to famous person in a hair dye advertisement and that she needsto test outa good deal ofother hair colors. Colorful streaks are then superimposed onto Tzuyus hair in post-production and with the encouragement of the MCs, she plays several hair whips, inadvertently hitting fellow member, Mina, in the process. Her handiest line in the make-believe CF? My hair Yet Tzuyus lovely locks say enough!

Chaeyoung is going next, opting for to fake to be in a wristwatch commercial. Visibly cringing, she gifts her wrist and declares, Time is golden, dissolving into embarrassed laughs sooner than she can move any further. Her awkwardness is adorable!

Then, Momo surprises all and sundry alongside her authentic CF concept pig feet. She cutely mimes dining pig feet then finishes through miming a telephone and saying, Call, for Momos Pig Feet.

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Watch: Two times Sheds Tears In the beginning Ever Win With “Cheer Up” On “M!Countdown”

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Watch: Two times Sheds Tears In the beginning Ever Win With “Cheer Up” On “M!Countdown”

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TWICE participants shed tears conquer with happiness with their win. Jihyo expressed her thank you every bit she discussed that the members seemed in the survival factdisplay16 around this time final year and are thankful so that you canacquire kickoffposition later on debuting six months ago. Nayeon also took time to mention thanks on behalf of the team.

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Lee Joon Gi and IU’s Drama “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” Adjustments First Broadcast Date

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Lee Joon Gi and IU’s Drama “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” Adjustments First Broadcast Date

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On May just 5, SBSs Scarlet Heart: Goryeo announced that they're going tostart airing on August 29, following the finish of Doctors. This also wayit is going to be SBSs Monday-Tuesday drama.

Scarlet Heart: Goryeo is a one hundred% pre-produced drama this is set in Koreas Goryeo Dynasty, yet with added modern and fantastical elements as well. It is according to a Chinese internet novel and drama.

Chef Lee Yeon Bok’s Instagram Hacked With Prostitution Advertisement

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Chef Lee Yeon Bok’s Instagram Hacked With Prostitution Advertisement

Chef Lee Yeon Boks Instagram Hacked With Prostitution Advertisementmcheller Would possibly 4, 2016 0 Chef Lee Yeon Bok’s Instagram account has been hacked.

On Could 4, a woman’s imagewas once uploaded to the chef’s Instagram with what looked to be an advertisement for prostitution. The caption read, “Urgently looking for a part-time task as a significant other for a divorced single,” and incorporatedtouch information.

Netizens, upon seeing a post that became unlike anything else the chef normally uploaded, discoveredsomebody had hacked the account, and voiced their concerns.