MBLAQ's Lee Joon Is Going to Lessen His Number of Appearances on Variety Shows

MBLAQ's Lee Joon Is Going to Lessen His Number of Appearances on Variety Shows

MBLAQs Lee Joon Is Going to Lessen His Number of Appearances on Variety ShowsMBLAQ’s Lee Joon, with his upcoming movie “Rough Play,” declared that he is going to lessen his number of appearances on variety shows.

In his interview with a local news agency on October 14, he said, “Until now I appeared on variety shows a lot more than others, but now I think I need to stop doing it so much.” He continued, “It’s not something people should feel disappointed or hurt by, though. Truthfully, I just don’t have anything to say anymore. I’ve told all the stories that I have, and now I don’t know what kind of fun things to talk about anymore.” 

When asked if there are any stories from the film set, he humbly replied, “It’s a matter of course that there will be difficulties while filming a movie.  The fact that I’m shooting a movie at all is an episode for me, and that I’m doing my best with a beginner’s mindset is really all there is to it.”

He further explained about filming the movie, “When I filmed a movie previously, I got good reviews, but the reviews lost a lot of meaning because many people didn’t remember my acting, and honestly, that was a little upsetting. With this new movie, I want to bring back the reviews for my acting.

Lee Joon’s new movie “Rough Play” will premiere on October 24, where he plays his first main role as Oh Young, showing a drastic new side of himself.

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[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

Although we’re looking forward to what 2013 has in store, we can’t close out 2012 without looking back on the stars, dramas, movies and more that shined this year, so we’re launching a new series here at enewsWorld, called 12 Days of 2012, to round up and reflect on one exciting year in Korean entertainment.

Today, we′re counting off the top 5 variety shows of 2012.

The variety industry had its fair share of difficulties this year, with strikes and cancellations coming in from left and right. Somehow though, these shows managed to power through, bringing laughter (and a few tears) to fans all around the world.

[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

Running Man

While Yoo Jae Suk is a sure-fire way to guarantee top stars and top ratings, no one quite expected Running Man to be such a, well, runaway hit.

It started off slow, and struggled to find its purpose (besides just running) but thanks to the help of top stars and a dogged cast, Running Man consistently snags the most ratings on Sunday nights.

[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

Infinity Challenge

Though this MBC show has been around for almost 8 years, it suffered a major setback after strikes put it out of commission for nearly 200 days

Still, the castmates met up weekly, in order to plan out its eventual return, and all that extra effort was clear when it finally came back on air.

The members most recently got together off-camera to hold a concert with Park Myung Soo-composed songs, and also soldover 350,000 calendars in four days.

It′s safe to say that the stars of Infinity Challenge are back full force.

[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

1 Night, 2 Days Season 2

No one was quite sure if season two of one of the most popular variety shows in Korea would ride off the success of its predecessor or fall short of expectations.

Thankfully, though only a few original castmembers remained, the show has managed to pleasantly surprise the naysayers. The brotherhood, perhaps the best part of the original 1 Night, 2 Days, was even more evident with this second season.

Even the replacement head PD, who had enormous shoes to fill, became somewhat of a star - turning his own shortcomings into a joke.

[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

Shinhwa Broadcast

Broadcast on jTBC, one of the new networks, Shinhwa Broadcast was destined for low ratings.

But despite pulling in numbers that sometimes hit below one percent, Shinhwa Broadcast still makes our list of top 5 variety shows, pretty much because it′s a fan favorite.

The show′s popularity is almost 100 percent thanks to the Shinhwa members, who have taken a no holds-barred attitude to the show.

Not only have they shown way more skin than should ever be allowed, the members have taken on a slew of challenges and ′firsts′ - impressive, considering the boys have been in the biz for almost 15 years.

The ratings have still been low, and the show has been reformatted several times. But the members have consistently kept the broadcast all about them - which is clearly the draw for all viewers.

[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

Strong Heart

After losing first Kang Ho Dong and then Lee Seung Gi, it was doubtful whether Strong Heart would survive. But thanks to the surprise choice of Lee Dong Wook as MC, plus the addition of variety vet Shin Dong Yeop, the show soldiered on.

With the sheer amount of guests the show brings in each week, Strong Heart manages to tell stories that are either odd, funny or heart-warming and score an immense amount of press each week.

[12 Days of 2012] Top 5 Variety Shows

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SISTAR and MONSTA X

SISTAR and MONSTA X "drink up" upcoming KBS variety shows in a new CF

SISTAR and MONSTA X

SISTAR and MONSTA X have teamed up for a new "KBS 2" CF where the MONSTA X boys work at a food truck and the SISTAR members are in need of four fruity drinks!

The four drinks for each SISTAR member actually represent four new TV shows coming soon to KBS! The new shows look like a lot of fun, especially the audition program "Successor", which features Kangnam andAfter School"s Lizzy. The other programs on the list include "My Side My Husband", "Do Whatever You Want", and "Hungry Eleven".

Take a look at the refreshing CF above!

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EXO

EXO"s Baekhyun, Xiumin, and Sehun talk about which variety shows they"d like to guest on

EXO

EXO"s Sehun, Baekhyun, and Xiumin talked about variety shows on the June 25th broadcast of MBC FM4U"s "Kim Shin Young"s Noon Song of Hope".

DJ Kim Shin Youngasked the boys about which variety shows they"re interested in guesting on, and Sehun picked the car-related program, "Top Gear." Xiumin said that he"d prefer a program related to sports and said, "I"m usually the one from the team who goes on shows like that."

Baekhyun responded, "I want to go on a reality show with my members again. I saw something. I want to do "My Little Television"... I like eating, so I want to do an eating broadcast. If I do it with Baek Jong Won, he can cook, while I eat."

What variety shows would you like to see them on?

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Will YG Entertainment Artists Return To KBS Variety Shows

Will YG Entertainment Artists Return To KBS Variety Shows

(Photo : YG Entertainment ) On April 9, the Korean outlet OSEN published a report which outlined the alleged negotiations between YG Entertainment"s Yang Hyun Suk and a high ranking representative from KBS" variety show department.

In April 2014, Jinusean broke the ice as one of the first YG artists to perform on the chart show "Music Bank."

KBS and YG Entertainment have previously denied any conflicts but their strained relationship has been apparent, over the years. Top artists including Big Bang and 2NE1 have not consistently appeared on "Music Bank" since 2011.

The report follows May 5 statements by YG Entertainment which denied rumors that Big Bang was boycotting KBS programs.

PSY made frequent appearances on the program for his "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman" promotions but the last "Music Bank" win from 2NE1 was for their 2011 hit "I am the Best." Big Bang has also sporadically appeared on the show. Their last collective performance was in March 2012 during their promotional activities for "Blue." However, G-Dragon and Taeyang have received "Music Bank" awards for their respective solo releases and WINNER was honored "Empty."

The possible negotiations follow the recent "Music Bank" win by BTS (Bangtan Boys). Big Bang, who released "Loser" and "Bae Bae" on May 1 were not nominated.

The alleged conflict has implications beyond K-pop, potentially impacting other variety show and Korean drama appearances. Numerous YG artists made guest appearances during the 2 year period that Epik High"s Tablo and his daughter Haru appeared on the KBS variety show, "The Return of Superman." G-Dragon and Taeyang were key guests, connecting K-pop fans to the variety program.

The reported negotiations were also conducted prior to the launch of the highly anticipated docu-drama, "Producer." K-pop idols have shown strong interest in the program due to the inclusion of "Music Bank" within the plot and the overseas marketing potential of Kim Soo Hyun.

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Ask us anything: Variety Shows

Ask us anything: Variety Shows

Ask us anything: Variety Shows

We"re back! For today"s AuA,we will be answering questions regarding Variety Shows.You can ask anything and everything you"ve been wanting to know about your favorite Korean variety shows and variety stars such as, "Where do they come up with game ideas?"

The writers participating in this AuA include:

alim17

mssylee

jennywill Just like our last AuA, we will mostly be answering questions that are related to the topic of today"s AuA. This will be running from now to 7 PM EST on April 30.

In addition, please refrain from answering questions directed toward the writers for optimal reader-writer interactions. :)

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Luhan Apologizes to Variety Shows for His Fear of Heights

Luhan Apologizes to Variety Shows for His Fear of Heights

Former EXO member Luhan has issued a public apology to variety show producers through his Chinese management company.

Luhans management company said on its official Weibo on March 31 that Luhan cannot participate in variety programs due to his fear of heights. His associates said, We are aware that you are making official suggestions through the news and Weibo. However, Luhan cant presently participate in programs that require long travel. We extend our apologies.

They explained that they are refusing programs because of Luhans fear of heights. They said, We believe that fans who know Luhan well know of his problem. Acrophobia is a condition that affects many people, including Luhan.

In particular, they emphasized, He feels a lot of emotional distress because of his many flights in the past, mentioning his activities with EXO. Because of this, Luhan has given up many relatively important opportunities. Still, we would like to thank those who have made the recommendations.

Lastly, they said, We have not found ways to manage his acrophobia medically as of now, but Luhan is actively trying a number of things. We hope that he will be able to realize his dream of traveling the world soon.

Meanwhile, Luhan has left his previous management company, SM Entertainment, and his band, EXO, and is currently active in China. He has been cast and is currently filming the movie, The Great Wall.

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See also:

Luhan and Wu Yi Fan to Reportedly Guest on Chinese Version of Running Man Luhans Camp Hopes Next Mediation with SM Entertainment Will Be the Last Related

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Are Actors And Idols Placed Under Unreasonable Pressure For Variety Shows

Are Actors And Idols Placed Under Unreasonable Pressure For Variety Shows

(Photo : My Tudor Friend ) Asian entertainment is exemplified by the synergistic relationship between variety shows and the promotional activities of celebrities. Athletic events orchestrated for variety shows tend to push celebrities past their physical limits, resulting in injuries and psychological stress.

Athletic variety shows capture the competitive spirit of celebrities but often yield injuries. In February 2015, GOT7s Jackson and EXOs Tao were injured while filming the Lunar New Year special, Idol Star Athletic Championships. These idols sustained injuries to their ankles, which was fortunate when compared to a 12-year-old aspiring Japanese idol. In January 2015, an unnamed Japanese pop trainee was rendered unconscious and paralyzed after inhaling helium while filming a variety show.

When actors or idols do not sustain physical injury for variety shows, there are often emotional scars. The alleged altercation between former Rainbow member Yewon and actress Lee Tae Im on My Tutor Friend, is the latest example of the physically challenging aspects of variety shows. The circumstances surrounding the alleged conflict were revealed through a transcript published by Dispatch.

In the transcript, Lee expressed her frustration with her stagnant career, during a conversation with a 70-year-old female diver. The actress allegedly became enraged after Yewon asked her if she was cold, while she was diving in frigid waters. Her actions, which allegedly included cursing, may have been extreme. However, the situation between the two actresses reignited the on-going debate regarding the expectations of Korean celebrities and their participation on variety programs.

Dating and marriage simulation shows present different challenges. In the case of We Got Married, dating rumors surrounding Hong Jong Hyun led to the dismissal of the model-turned-actor and his partner, Kim Yura of Girls Day. The producers of We Got Married and its stars came under fire as each of the pairs were scrutinized over dating allegations for a variety show, where the stars are not actually married to one another.

Do you think variety shows present stars with unreasonable expectations?

Are Korean celebrities placed under unusual pressure for variety shows? Which variety shows are your favorite programs to watch?

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Son Ho Joon revealed to have received various love calls for dramas, movies and variety shows

Son Ho Joon revealed to have received various love calls for dramas, movies and variety shows

Son Ho Joon is currently one of the trending stars thanks to his excellent performance on variety shows.

According to MBK Entertainment on February 21st, Son Ho Joon has received a total of 10 offers in which 3 of them are for drams, 5 for movies and 2 for entertainment programs.

A rep from the agency said,"He will decided on his next project this March. As of now, he will be getting ready for the filming of "Law of the Jungle - Indochina" and will depart later on the 23rd".

Meanwhile, Son Ho Joon is currently appearing on tvN"s "Three Meals a Day". He has also been casted in movie "Joy" along Sung Dong Il, Kim Yoo Jung and Seo Ye Ji.

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