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Jackson, Stephanie Lee, Yoo Se Yoon, and more to host new JTBC variety

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Jackson, Stephanie Lee, Yoo Se Yoon, and more to host new JTBC variety

JTBC can be beginning a new type called "Other People"s Likings"!

A rep said on October 27, "Movie director Jang Jin, GOT7"s Jackson, Stephanie Lee, Yoo Byung Jae, and Yoo Se Yoon will be acting in JTBC"s new diversity program, "Other People"s Likings.""

It will be a truth program in which the participants expose their day-to-day routines and percentage their interests with the viewers.  The rep printed that the entire participants already engaged in the primary filming and are having a look ahead to the premiere in November.


Shaquille O'Neal Makes An Appearance On JTBC Variety Show 'Off To School'

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Shaquille O'Neal Makes An Appearance On JTBC Variety Show 'Off To School'

(Photo : JTBC Entertainment Official YouTube) NBA legend Shaquille O"Neal recently made a guest appearance on JTBS"s variety show, "Off to School."

The variety program follows celebrities as they enroll in and attend a selected high school for 3 days. The program currently stars Kim Jeon Hoon and M.I.B."s Kang Nam as the program"s fixed members while the other cast members rotate out on a regular basis.

Stepping into the role of a Korean variety star, O"Neal seemed right at home, blending in well with his fellow cast-members as they took on the role of average high school students. Walking into a classroom full of excited young men, O"Neal appeared larger than life as he greeted his classmates with smiles, waves and fist-bumps.

Joining O"Neal at Seo Incheon High School were the show"s regular cast, Kang Nam and Kim Jeong Hoon, as well as former professional StarCraft player Hong Jin Ho, KARA"s Han Seung Yeon, rhythmic gymnast Shin Soo Ji and mixed martial artist Choo Sung Hoon, or Yoshihiro Akiyama as he"s known in Japan.

The first episode starring this lineup aired on September 1 with O"Neal appearing in the 61stepisode on September 15.

Be sure to check out this hilarious clip of O"Neal greeting his classmates below!

CNBLUE To Appear On Chinese Variety Show Ahead Of '2gether' Album Release

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CNBLUE To Appear On Chinese Variety Show Ahead Of '2gether' Album Release

(Photo : Twitter ) FNC Entertainment"s popular pop-rock band CNBLUE will appear on a Chinese variety show later this month.

Ahead of their new album comeback, CNBLUE will be appearing as special guests for Hunan TV"sHappy Campsometime this month.

According to their agency, the band has already completed filming for the show although theexact broadcast date has not yet been announced.

Member Jung Yong Hwa is familiar with the Happy Camp program and has already appeared on the program once before. Yong Hwa got a great response from the fans in China as he showcased his mastery of speaking Chinese fluently.

Aside from CNBLUE appearing on the variety show, fans are waiting for their comeback. CNBLUE are currently preparing and will release their second studio album 2getheron Sept. 14.

The title track for the album is said to be composed by Jung Yong Hwa and will have a chic disco-rock feel.

CNBLUE is signed with FNC Entertainment and consists of Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, and Kang Min Hyuk. Their last release was on February 12, 2014 when they dropped their EPCan"t Stop.

Yoo Jae Suk and Na Kyung Eun Voted No.1 Couple audience Wish to look Together on Variety

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Yoo Jae Suk and Na Kyung Eun Voted No.1 Couple audience Wish to look Together on Variety

--> Yoo Jae Suk and Na Kyung Eun had been voted the #1 real-life couple other individuals would like to look on a wide range show.

According to the Korea Broadcast marketing Corp. (KOBACO) on August 27, 6,471 audience voted Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young (42.5 percent) and Yoo Jae Suk and Na Kyung Eun (39.3 percent), the #1 real-life couples they would like to look in a drama and diversity show, respectively.

Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young, who were voted no 1 for dramas, have seemed in successive hit dramas. Respondents acknowledged that they looked ahead to their chemistry (65.3 percent) and cherished their acting (40.3 percent). Ji Sung′s MBC drama Kill Me, Heal Me ranked no 1 at the Program Engagement Index (PEI) in 2015 with a ranking of 139.3 and ranked no 1 in viewer ratings.

In variety, respondents acknowledged they sought after to look Yoo Jae Suk and Na Kyung Eun on a wide range display as a result in their form sense (57.9 percent) and because they were their favourite entertainers (55.8 percent). the 2 first met on MBC′s Infinity Challenge and were given married in 2008 after two years of dating.

Meanwhile, unlike viewer ratings, which measure quantity, the PEI measures a program′s quality by means of comparing its price and influence.

Wonder ladies discuss having a variety of feminine fans, drinking, and G-Friend

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Wonder ladies discuss having a variety of feminine fans, drinking, and G-Friend

Wonder women seemed on SBS radio program "Cultwo Show" on August 12 and covered quite a few subjects starting from their fandom to their hoobaes (juniors).

One listener asked them, "What is the explanation that you've numerous feminine fanatics only?" and Yenny answered, "We don"t in point of fact have fox-like qualities (meaning flirty and sly qualities to charm to men) nor are we feminine, so I think that"s why." It"s a equivalent solution 4minute gave for having feminine fans.

Jung Chan Woo added, "You guys give off a boyish vibe. Right?"  Sunmi responded with a manly sound, making every person laugh.

The participants also relayed how they would drink in conjunction with most commonly Yubin and Yenny being drinking buddies. Sunmi and Lim said they didn"t drink often, yet Yenny dropped a bomb with, "Lim beverages so much when she is going to the club." Lim clarified, "I don"t drink normally. I cross once in a while."

They were also asked how they felt going on a track show after a long destroy and replied, "Honestly, we saw a contemporary article and were totally shocked," raising curiosity.

"We saw a file these days in which a member of G-Friend published she become once in the 3rd grade of basic faculty when we sang "Tell Me". We saw that she stated it become once interesting for her to satisfy the sweetness women she saw back then on a track show in an interview," they explained.

That should indubitably be a unusual feeling! And it displays how the more youthful idols in this day and age in point of fact grew up with the idol culture!

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Did EXO's Variety Show Appearances Predict Departure Of Chinese Members Kris, Luhan And Tao?

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Did EXO's Variety Show Appearances Predict Departure Of Chinese Members Kris, Luhan And Tao?

It has been a rough year and a half for EXO fans. Within a short amount of time fans of SM Entertainment"s popular boy group have seen the departure of three members-Kris, Luhan, and most recently Tao. In the search for answers why these members decided to leave, many fans have turned to old programs featuring EXO to find any clues. Their results are surprisingly humorous!

On Korean public posting site Pann, one user started a post titled "The Programs That Predicted the Pigeons To Depart from EXO," as translated by Koreaboo. The contents of the post feature various screen shots of EXO during their television appearances on Running Man and EXO"s Show Time. With this post as their evidence, discussion has started about whether their guest appearances predicted these members" departures all along.

One photo from Running Man shows EXO"s Kris with the caption, "EXO Kris running away!" while another refers to Kris as a member who "never thinks anything is their fault."

(Photo : Pann) Fans also pulled out more moments from EXO"s Show Time featuring Luhan and Tao. Over one of Luhan"s image appears the words, "Betrayal over betrayal over betrayal," and another, "congratulations on your scam tactics." Tao"s image also carries the same theme as it reads, "A horrific betray by Tao who everyone trusted."

(Photo : Pann) Users on Pann even pulled out an old EXO commercial for CRUNKY"s chocolate where Kris poses with the words, "Be forgotten."

Of course, the likelihood of these shows actually predicting the future departure of Kris, Luhan, and Tao is still up for debate. However, it"s great to see fans finding some humor in a situation that broke so many hearts.

The Rise Of ZE:A As Acting Idols And Variety Stars

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The Rise Of ZE:A As Acting Idols And Variety Stars

(Photo : MBC Every1, tvN, MBC, SBS ) The members of ZE:A continue to attract positive attention through their displays of talent in K-Dramas, film and variety shows.

On July 28, Newsen published a report which announced that Dongjun (Kim Dongjun) would star in an upcoming Hollywood-Korean co-production. This casting follows his solid performance in the ensemble comedy, "Boarding House #24."

Siwan (Yim Siwan) garnered praise through his performance in the gripping film, "The Attorney," before wowing audiences in the office procedural series, "Misaeng."

Park Hyung Sik exemplifies the ability of ZE:A members to seamlessly segue from the variety show circuit to become a sought-after leading man. His recent performance in "High Society" captured the hearts of K-Drama fans, due to his earnest portrayal of a character that could have been stereotypical.

While ZE:A excels within the variety show sector as a group, Hwang Kwanghee has transitioned from hosting music chart shows to his role as a bonafide member of the Infinite Challenge team as the sixth man.

ZE:Adebuted in 2010 with the "Mazel Tov." The nine-member group gained relative popularity through their Mnet variety show and delivery of guerilla performances, which garnered attention.

Under the auspices of Star Empire Entertainment, the group is one of the prime examples of the potential of K-pop to present well-rounded and talented idols through the mediums of acting or variety show appearances.

What are your thoughts on Park Hyung Sik"s recent performance in "High Society?" Do you think ZE:A is one of the best groups to segue from music to acting and variety shows? Please comment below.


About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for KpopStarz, MTV Iggy, Viki and CJ Entertainment"s KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing, she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).

Lee Jong Suk to Guest on Busan special of Chinese variety display “glad Camp”

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Lee Jong Suk to Guest on Busan especial of Chinese type display “glad Camp” Actor Lee Jong Suk might exist representing Korea on a different episode of the Chinese variety show “glad Camp“!

The episode might exist shot in Busan, Korea’s 2nd greatest town, which is a well-liked tourist place as A result of its stunning existaches And scrumptious seafood. consistent alongside reports, the manufacturers of “glad Camp” were decided to go Lee Jong Suk in specific to seem at the show as A result of his status in People's Republic of China.

Lee Jong Suk might exist filming the show in Busan in early on August, in conjunction alongside hosts Wu Xin And Du Haitao. He’ll then exist visiting their studio At the finish of August.

Lee Jong Suk’s episode of “glad Camp” is decided to Air in September on Hunan television.

SHINee’s Taemin Is a wide variety of attractive for Cosmopolitan

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SHINee’s Taemin Is a wide number of horny for Cosmopolitan < robust>SHINee’s Taemin lately took section in a solo photo shoot for type mag < robust>Cosmopolitan.

On July 20, a emblem spanking new pictorial featuring Taemin used to be released for the August factor of Cosmopolitan.

In the photo shoot cuts, Taemin oozes of charismatic and masculine charms as he is taking on quite a few poses. He effectively offers off a brand new yet sexy vibe, subtly exposing a little of skin to expose his toned frame that’ll make lovers’ hearts skip a beat.

In the interview following the photo shoot, Taemin used to be asked about his symbol transformation, to which he shared, “I plan on making adjustments to my symbol slowly ample for folks to feel at ease.”

What do you recall to mind Taemin’s symbol transformation?

Kang Ho Dong and Lee Seung Gi to reunite with Na Young Suk PD for a new variety show

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Kang Ho Dong and Lee Seung Gi to reunite with Na Young Suk PD for a new variety show

Na Young Suk PD, who is the creator behind these hit tv shows "1 Night 2 Days". "Grandpa Over Flowers", "Noona Over Flowers", "Youth Over Flower", "Three Meals A Days", will be lauching a brand new variety show.

According to CJ EM on July 17th, the show is titled "A New Journey to the West"(working title) and it will be a brand new type of entertainment program, as it will be broadcasted via the internet instead of television.

About the cast, Kang Ho Dong and Lee Seung Gi have been confirmed to join while Lee Soo Geun and Eun Ji Won are still under discussion. If this goes through, this will be a reunion of the original cast of "1 Night 2 Days".

While the specific details including the concept and platform are still in the planning stage, but one thing for sure is that the show will be filmed outdoor. There will be also no more additions after the four members are confirmed.