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

News via allkpop.com

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".

EXO
Exo"s Baekhyun, Xiumin, And Sehun Talk About Which Variety Shows They"d Like To Guest On

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

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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."

Will YG Entertainment Artists Return To KBS Variety Shows?
Will Yg Entertainment Artists Return To Kbs Variety Shows?

Will YG Entertainment Artists Return To KBS Variety Shows?

News via kdramastars.com

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.

Ask us anything: Variety Shows
Ask Us Anything: Variety Shows

Ask us anything: Variety Shows

News via allkpop.com

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?"

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.

Luhan Apologizes to Variety Shows for His Fear of Heights
Luhan Apologizes To Variety Shows For His Fear Of Heights

Luhan Apologizes to Variety Shows for His Fear of Heights

News via soompi.com

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.

"SNL Korea" does an "old generation" version of popular variety shows

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The segment started with the MC (parodying veteran actor Lee Soon Jae) explaining that he had built a TV station for the older generation. The parodied TV shows include "Witch Hunt", "Superman is Back", "Unpretty Rapstar", and more.

Are Actors And Idols Placed Under Unreasonable Pressure For Variety Shows?
Are Actors And Idols Placed Under Unreasonable Pressure For Variety Shows?

Are Actors And Idols Placed Under Unreasonable Pressure For Variety Shows?

News via kdramastars.com

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.

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

News via dkpopnews.net

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.

Roundtable: Variety Shows Filmed in Foreign Places

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Andy: If I were to hear that a variety show was to come to North Carolina, I would wonder if the respective network had lost their mind. While theres activities to do (beaches, mountains, an amusement park, historical sites/museums, professional athletic teams, prominent universities), NC is more of a domestic tourism hotspot than an international one. I would hope they could focus on the big indie music scene, the fantastic food, or the outdoor activities (such as the U.S National Whitewater Center). My main concern would be what side of the population would they contact and showcase: the highly-educated, progressive people of places like the Triangle, or the redneck, racist, idiots? If nothing else, the multiple accents that people have will be sure to entertain, though not likely in a good way.

Gaya: The Queensland portion of Running Man was definitely a downerso much to do, and they just drove along a beach with glasses of water in their handsbut I did like the Melbourne episode. They featured the things Melbourne is proudest about: the street art, the alleys, the food and, of course, the Royal Exhibition Building. They even went to Sovereign Hill, which is the closest we have to a permanent theme park after Luna Park. Most of the games they played there there were seriously low-budget as well, but the interactions with other visitors made up for it.

I was seriously considering heading into the city to see Kim Woo-bin in the flesh, but I didnt go and once I saw the massive crowd around Degraves St, I was glad Id passed. Most of the crowd were East and South East Asian in appearance, and it seemed as though netizens were sneering because the lack of white people meant Running Man had a lack of real foreign appeal. That really pissed me off: I know how much my parents cherish being able to access media from the motherland, and I love that I can experience the same; and Im sure a lot of those people in that crowd felt that way too.

Jung Yoo Mi reveals why she doesn
Jung Yoo Mi Reveals Why She Doesn"t Appear On Variety Shows + Her Weight Loss Due To Filming

Jung Yoo Mi reveals why she doesn"t appear on variety shows + her weight loss due to filming

News via allkpop.com

The actress said, "Even when I did eat a lot, I lost weight because I would spend all night filming. I try to eat a lot. I feel like right now, I don"t look like myself. I"m too skinny. I didn"t weigh myself yet, but usually when I finish a drama, I weigh around 42-43kg (~92 - ~93lbs)."

Jung Yoo Mi revealed that she just wants to rest as of now as well as her thoughts on her future projects. She said, "I want to rest without doing anything or saying anything. Then, when I do have some strength, there are a lot of movies that I didn"t watch, so I want to go to the theaters alone and watch a movie in peace."

She continued, "Right now, I feel like I can take on anything. When I achieve something that I thought I start having the "Come at me, I can take on anything" attitude. Rather than wanting to do a certain piece, right now I just think that even if I was given something that I didn"t want to do, I do have an idea of how I would want to express it. I"m slowly looking around."