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On September 15, Running Man”s Jong Kook opened his official Weibo account and said hello to fans through a selfie.
Jong Kook wrote, “Hello everyone! I’m Kim Jong Kook. I am so happy as I can greet everyone through Weibo! From now on, I’ll keep showing you my best side! Hope you guys will support! Thank you!”.
Kim Jong Kook is a ballad singer but more well-known for his appearance in variety programs like X-Man, Family Outing, Running Man… He is not only famous in Korea but also overseas, especially in China. Through his weibo account, he hopes to become closer to Chinese fans.
Meanwhile, Kim Jong Kook and other Running Man members are currently filming with the Chinese casts for a Chinese version.
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A star from SBS’s “Good Sunday–Running Man” lent his support to the Chinese version of the show by making a guest appearance.
According to a TV report, Kim Jong Kook took part in filming an episode of China’s “Hurry Up, Brother” on August 29 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province. A representative for the show confirmed the news, saying, “It is true that Kim Jong Kook filmed an episode for the Chinese version of ‘Running Man.’ Filming will continue into this week. The participants on the Korean ‘Running Man’ all have great interest in ‘Hurry Up, Brother’ and are waiting for it to air.” . ... Read more
Lee Kwang Soo Takes On the Ice Bucket Challenge, Assisted by Fellow “Running Man” Member Kim Jong Kook
Lee Kwang Soo recently joined in on the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Lou Gehrig’s disease) ice bucket challenge with the help of fellow “Running Man” member Kim Jong Kook, after he was challenged by “It’s Okay It’s Love” costar Jo In Sung. He uploaded his video on Facebook on August 20, saying that “it’s an honor to be a part of such a meaningful campaign, and I hope that through it, many will gain hope and strength.” . ... Read more
On August 17, the members of SBS’ “Running Man” went against a team of new idols as well as a team of old idols in the “Triangle of Mysteries” special.
The second game of this episode was mud wrestling. In the ring were Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook. As soon as the start whistle blew, Kim Jong Kook brought everyone to laughter by effortlessly lifting up Yoo Jae Suk. Soon afterwards, he started to dunk Yoo Jae Suk’s head into the mud. Despite Yoo Jae Suk yelling, “Let me down!” Kim Jong Kook didn’t stop and kept on playing around with him. Without surprise the game ended with Kim Jong Kook’s victory. To this Yoo Jae Suk, who was now covered in mud, yelled, “I’m so furious!” . ... Read more
Singer Kim Jong Kook’s fan club Papitus gifted the cast and crew members of SBS’ variety program “Running Man,” with samgyetang (Korean ginseng chicken soup). . ... Read more
Considering how much Kim Jong Kook loves healthy food and fitness, the fan club knew what they were doing when they brought over samgyetang. Hopefully, it made for an extra energetic episode of “Running Man”!. ... Read more
This week’s “Running Man” featured the same quests as last week- actors Ji Sung, Joo Ji Hoon, and Baek Sung Hyun, pool player Cha Yoo Ram, TV personalities Sam Ochiri and Fabian, comedian Heo Kyung Hwan, and A Pink‘s Bomi and Son Naeun. The theme of this episode was “One Day Tour Race,” set in the city of Yeong Cheon. . ... Read more
It has been reported that the duo from Running Man, Kim Jong Kook and Haha, will be holding a concert in California this summer!
The concert is called “Kim Jong Kook & Haha Running Man Bros’ Concert” in which the two singers will have chance to greet fans and sing their hit songs. It is expected to heat up summer with their impressive performances.
The concert will be held at the Fantasy Springs Casino in South California on July 12 at 8 pm. The tickets prices range from $45 – 110 and are available for purchase through 562-270-4370!
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Your favorite duo from the variety program “Running Man“, Kim Jong Kook and HaHa (affectionately called “Sparta” and “Haroro” respectively), will be taking on the summer heat of Southern California! . ... Read more
Although the cast of “Running Man” posted pictures of their fun time in beautiful Indonesia with soccer player Park Ji Sung for their “Asian Dream Cup 2014,” the fun did not last for member Kim Jong Kook. His rep exclusively disclosed to allkpop that the singer visited the emergency room after returning to South Korea on June 4 due to a virus he contracted in Indonesia. He received treatment and an IV shot before being discharged. . ... Read more