[SBS Star] The Members of 'Running Man' Vote on the Best-looking Member Out of Them
The members of 'Running Man' chose who they think the best-looking member of them all. Recently, one past episode of SBS' television show 'Running Man' from last year started going around online. In this episode, 'Running Man' members were seen voting to see who they thought the best-looking member was. First, Lee Kwang Soo said, 'It has to be Song Ji-hyo. But I'm the second!' Yu Jae Seok also said, 'Yeah, I'm the second as well. I also think the first one is Song Ji-hyo.' HAHA commented while looking at Jeon So Min, 'You are in the second with me, Jeon So Min.' He continued with a playful smile, 'Actually, you are not as good-looking as I am! But yes, Song Ji-hyo is the best-looking person out of us.' Then when it was Song Ji-hyo's turn, she said, 'The second best-looking person has to be Jeon So Min.' 'Running Man' members responded, 'Oh, so Jeon So Min can't win you?' She boldly resumed, 'Well, that's not something I can help. It's just way it is, you know. They are things in life that'll always just going to be a 'No'.' Regarding this part of the episode, fans left comments such as, 'It's funny how everyone thinks they are the second best-looking one.', 'I mean, Ji-hyo's beauty is on another level, isn't it?', 'She's so beautiful. I would admire myself in the mirror 24/7 if I looked like Ji-hyo unnie!' and so on. (Credit SBS Running Man) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.20 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] The Members of GOT7 Write a Handwritten Letter to Fans Upon Leaving JYP Ent.
K-pop boy group GOT7 members shared their words to fans upon leaving their management agency JYP Entertainment. On January 19, all members of GOT7―JB, MARK, JACKSON, JINYOUNG, YOUNGJAE, BAMBAM and YUGYEOM shared the same handwritten letter on their social media. The letter was addressed to IGOT7 (the name of GOT7's fandom) written by all members of GOT7. In the letter, they wrote, 'Hi, IGOT7. This is GOT7. First, please let us apologize to you for making you read this for this reason.' They continued, 'We have decided not to renew our contract with JYP Entertainment, where we began our career. They've done the best for us though,' and explained, 'We are planning on opening the new chapter of our lives, and wanted to make sure you were the first one to know about it.' They went on, 'We know whatever we say won't ease your pain as well as to make your anxiety go away, but there is one thing we can say to you.' Then, GOT7 members expressed their wish to continue doing music for IGOT7. They said, 'We would like to say that we don't want our memories with you kept in the past; we want to keep creating memories with you in the future.' Lastly, they added, 'Let us show ourselves growing in different ways. We will keep improving ourselves. Keep an eye on us. Love you, IGOT7.' Previously, JYP Entertainment shared that they decided to part ways with GOT7 on January 18 without renewing the contract. (Credit 'jaybnow.hr' Instagram, JYP Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.20 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Fans Look Back at the Time When JUNGKOOK Showed His Professionalism During a Concert in Chile
Fans are praising K-pop boy group BTS' member JUNGKOOK to the skies for his professionalism. Recently, many ARMY (the name of BTS' fandom) have been going back to watch some past videos of BTS. While doing so, one of the moments of JUNGKOOK during '2017 BTS Wings Tour' concert in Santiago, Chile caught their eyes. At that time, JUNGKOOK was spotted lacking some energy during 'FIRE' performance, but overall looking fine. But later on when a documentary showing behind-the-scenes of the concert was revealed, the circumstances were different from how they were seen by fans. It turned out JUNGKOOK was not feeling well at all, and used a respirator backstage to hold himself up until the end of the concert. In the documentary, the other members said they were extremely worried about JUNGKOOK's condition on that day. SUGA said, 'I actually cried a little in the bathroom. I was so worried about him.' RM commented, 'I took a glance at him during 'FIRE', and noticed how much he was struggling inside.' JIMIN added, 'So, I asked him why he pretended to be okay when he clearly wasn't. He said, 'It's our last day in Chile, hyung. We're not here often, and I wanted fans to remember us in the best way.'' This part of the documentary made fans cry when it was released, but it is making them tear up once again. (Credit Big Hit Entertainment, 'eotvosdearcadia' YouTube, Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Park Eun-seok Shares Why He Went to the Military in Korea Even Though He Is American
Actor Park Eun-seok revealed why he went to the military in Korean even though he is a U.S. citizen. On January 15 episode of KBS' television show 'Entertainment News Live', Park Eun-seok's interview was shown. During the interview, Park Eun-seok talked about learning Korean hard in order to act in Korea. Park Eun-seok said, 'I moved to the States when I was 7, and returned to Korea at the age of 22. I came here to start my career in acting.' He continued, 'Before I arrived in Korea, I thought my Korean was pretty okay. But then after I came here, a lot of people made fun of my accent and told me that they couldn't understand what I was saying.' He went on, 'I kept on failing in this industry because of my Korean as well. I felt like my awkward Korean wasn't going to get me anywhere I wanted to be, and started hating that fact.' The actor resumed, 'So, I chose to join the military. I thought if I spend 24/7 with Koreans who grew up in Korea, my Korean would become more natural.' He added, 'Thankfully, I was able to improve my Korean while in the military as I had hoped. I also learned many other things about Korea, such as thoughts and values of Koreans.' Until recently, Park Eun-seok featured in SBS' mega-hit drama 'The Penthouse: War in Life' as 'Gu Ho-dong/Logan Lee'. (Credit KBS Entertainment News Live, '_____silverstone_____' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] VIDEO: MINHO Shares His Nervous & Frightening First Encounter with HeeChul
K-pop boy group SHINee's member MINHO hilariously shared his story of meeting boy group Super Junior's member HeeChul for the very first time. On January 17 episode of SBS' television show 'My Little Old Boy', MINHO joined the talk. During the talk, MINHO was asked what it was like when he met HeeChul for the first time. MINHO said, 'I met HeeChul when he had just made his acting debut with 'Sharp' before Super Junior's debut. I had just joined the agency as a trainee. He was a star to me, you know.' He continued, 'I was close to all Super Junior members, but I didn't know him well. Before I went to their dorm, they warned me not to touch HeeChul's stuff, including his bed and cat. Their words got me really nervous.' As the host Shin Dong-yeop commented, 'Ah, HeeChul was pretty sensitive at that time, wasn't he? He wasn't like himself now, right?' MINHO laughed and said, 'Yes, you are right. At one point, I was left alone in the living room with HeeChul. He was playing a computer game. I felt super awkward and nervous that I sweated like a pig.' He resumed, 'Thankfully, he asked me a question first. As he was playing a game, he asked whether I was a new trainee. I gave him a detailed answer, telling him how long I've been training for as well as who I train with.' He added, 'HeeChul responded, 'Okay, hope you continue training well.' without even turning around. Then, he just carried on playing a game. That was my first encounter with HeeChul. Interesting, right?' Lastly, MINHO commented, 'He's really changed a lot since then. Seeing him made me realize how much an individual can change.' (Credit SBS My Little Old Boy, KBS Sharp) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] The Members of Epik High Share Why Former iKON B.I Is Their Perfect Featuring Artist
Hip-hop group Epik High shared why K-pop boy group iKON's former leader B.I was the perfect featuring artist for their new song. On January 18, Epik High held an online press conference for the group's new album 'Epik High Is Here 上'. During the press conference, Epik High was asked about B.I featuring in one of the songs 'Acceptance Speech' (literal translation) in the album. Tablo said, 'When working with other artists, we have to think of it from all different aspects. It honestly isn't easy at all.' He continued, 'It would be a lie to say if we said we felt no pressure when working with B.I. But B.I did such an amazing job with the song. He made it flawless.' Then, DJ Tukutz commented, 'As we were making the song, we thought it would be great if B.I worked on the melodies as well as to add his singing voice to it.' He resumed, 'After finishing the song, we became certain that we needed B.I. in it, and he gave it an excellent touch.' B.I left iKON and YG Entertainment in June 2019 after he was accused of purchasing and using illicit drugs back in 2016. Then earlier this month, it was revealed that B.I was appointed as a management agency IOK Company's executive director. (Credit YG Entertainment, Hours) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] WayV Members Call Sasaeng Fans Out for Following Them to an Undisclosed Filming Site
The members of K-pop boy group WayV were seen getting angry at sasaeng (overly-obesessive) fans for following them around to an extreme degree. On January 18, three members of WayV―LUCAS, XIAOJUN and KUN expressed discomfort regarding some fans' behavior on their online official fan community. LUCAS said, 'Hi, everyone. I'm filming something today, but some people who aren't meant to be are here with me. I'm so furious.' He continued, 'I mean, look at the weather, it's a snowing really hard. I honestly can't believe they came all the way here in this weather as well. I'm sorry for complaining like this.' XIAOJUN also said, 'This is so rude! Please be more respectful.' KUN said, 'Do you really have to take photos of us even when we are in the bathroom? I've had enough of it!' In addition to these comments, the members shared photos of sasaeng fans at their filming site. They were taking photos of WayV with their big cameras in the snow, not too far from the members. Upon seeing these posts on the online official fan community, thousands of WayV's fans became mad at all sasaeng fans out there. They pleaded sasaeng fans to stop bothering the members of WayV too. (Credit SM Entertainment, Lysn) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Son Heung-min Cut Ties with Kim Jong-kook After Doing His "Sparta" Workout Together?
Singer Kim Jong-kook playfully revealed that professional soccer player Son Heung-min stopped answering his calls after working out together one day. On January 15 episode of MBC's television show 'Sinsun', Kim Jong-kook shared his love for working out at the gym. While talking, singer Sung Si-kyung said, 'Kim Jong-kook just ate half of a cake during the break.' Kim Jong-kook laughed and responded, 'I have to eat at all times. I just can't let myself feel hungry.' Then, entertainer Seo Jang Hoon asked, 'Your words are getting me curious. How much do you seriously work out?' Kim Jong-kook answered, 'Well, I eat to work out. So, I eat, eat and eat. I probably spend more time working out than you imagine.' HAHA commented, 'I heard that you worked out with Son Heung-min once, and he pretty much crawled out of the gym. That's how hard Kim Jong-kook works out.' Kim Jong-kook said, 'Yeah, it was my back day. I worked really hard on pumping my back muscles and I helped Son Heung-min with it.' He smiled and jokingly added, 'He never picked up my calls after that day though.' (Credit MBC Sinsun) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.18 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] "It Is Her Favorite Song" Eugene's Daughter Copies JIMIN's Pose in 'Boy with Luv'
Actress Eugene's second daughter was seen copying JIMIN of K-pop boy group BTS' pose in 'Boy with Luv'. On January 18, Eugene updated her Instagram with adorable photos of her second daughter 'Ro-rin'. In the caption, she wrote, 'It's been eight months since I took these photos. She showed off her dance moves to her favorite song 'Boy with Luv'.' She continued, 'She tried to pose like JIMIN here. Check out her dance, everyone!' After seeing this post, many left comments such as, 'How cute!', 'I think I just had a heart attack!', 'Welcome to the fandom, Ro-rin! From your fellow ARMY.' and so on. (Credit 'eugene810303' Instagram, Big Hit Entertainment) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.18 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Kim Sook Reveals a Heartwarming Thing Yu Jae Seok Did for Her Before He Became Famous
Comedienne Kim Sook shared that entertainer Yu Jae Seok touched her heart with his benevolent act in the past. On January 16, MBC's television show 'Hangout with Yoo' unveiled a footage online. The footage showed Yu Jae Seok sitting down for a talk with Kim Sook. During their conversation, Yu Jae Seok reminisced the past when he used to work with Kim Sook in a comedy show years ago. Yu Jae Seok said, 'At that time, I was not publicly known at all. I didn't have a lot of money, but I had a car.' He continued, 'I was doing a program alongside other comedians and comediennes within the show. And actually, I was the only one who had a car out of them.' Kim Sook commented, 'His car was pretty much like a school bus. We used to finish late at night, and he used to ride us home all the time.' She resumed, 'Jae Seok lived in Gangnam-gu, and I lived in Dangsan-dong. Even though it took him double the amount of time for him to get home, he always rode me home.' Yu Jae seok responded with a shy smile, 'I didn't have money to treat them to a nice meal, so that was the least thing I could do for them.' He went on, 'At that time, I had to tell them that I had already eaten even when I hadn't, in order to avoid going to a restaurant together. I only had money for gas.' (Credit MBC Hangout with Yoo) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.01.18 | 방송/연예