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Weekend Update | Running Man’s Lee Kwang Soo’s Emotional Acceptance Speech + Running Man Issues Apology + “The Show”, MCs Jeon Somi And Wooshin’s Controversial Video Response

And here it is! The Weekend Update! No delay, let’s get started!

At the 2016 SBS Entertainment Awards, Running Man’s  Lee Kwang Soo was nominated and won in the category of Top Excellence Award. But it wasn’t just the award that’s garnering attention, it was also his very emotional acceptance speech that had even the cast getting emotional as well.

In his speech, he talked about how he felt about the cast and production team of Running Man, even giving a nod to fellow co-star/”older sister” Song Ji Hyo who referred to as “his real older sister”. Following the speech, he gave hugs to all of the Running Man team in attendance. Truly an emotional moment following the controversy that left the fans of Running Man extremely disheartened and confused.

No hard feelings?


And of course, all this is happening around the same time that the Running Man production team issued an official apology on their recent show.

“The December 25 episode of SBS’s “Running Man” was a Christmas special that featured a guest appearance from Kim So Hyun. At the end of the episode, all six cast members could be seen coming together. The scene was filmed after the recent controversy, and Kim Jong Kook broke the ice by saying, “I thought I wasn’t going to see your faces again, but here we are… Yoo Jae Suk then opened the big box in front of them. Inside the box was a bouquet of flowers and apples, along with a letter that read, “To our loving “Running Man” cast members. We apologize for the hurt and pain we have caused you. We will do our best to be a more mature and hardworking staff from now on.”

(source: soompi)

Fans are saying, that whereas the gesture was nice, it is far too little too late. Claiming that the show is now “ruined” and “the damage is done”.

I can’t say I disagree with their sentiments. The show ends February 2017.


And finally, the controversy heard around the world. Allegedly, during a Christmas greeting video from “The Show” MC’s UP10TION’s Wooshin and I.O.I’s Jeon Somi, it can be seen where Wooshin supposedly touches Somi’s chest. There was fan outrage and now public statements have been released to deny any and all physical contact between the two MC’s.

“When the controversy escalated and spread, “The Show” released a statement on Twitter that read, “The show’s staff were there on location when the two MCs were filming this video to monitor the footage. The scene was filmed with the two MCs keeping a reasonable distance between each other. We hope that there are no more misunderstandings regarding this.”

(source: soompi)

Here’s the thing, if you watch the video, you can clearly tell that it is simply the angle at which the camera is being held. There’s nothing physical going on here.

False alarm folks.

Wednesday Kpop Update | VIXX’s Ravi “R.EAL1ZE” Project + Park Bom Likes “XXI” Photo + MAMA 2016 Taeyeon vs Wiz Khalifa, What Happened?

 

So this was probably the most exciting thing I have seen in a while. This is Ravi’s  “R.EAL1ZE” Project.

. RAVI R.EAL1ZE PROJECT #real1ze_project #Ravi

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I have no clue what this is about. For now, it’s a mysterious project. However, if it’s anything like his last solo projects, this is sure to be epic!

Can’t wait to see more! For now, this is all we know.

Get ready for January 2017!!


Rumors have been flying that 2NE1 maybe not officially over but only disbanded and rebranded to start over fresh. The new name? XXI. Now this is ALL speculation and rumors. Nobody knows for sure what XXI is or who will be apart of it but the fact Park Bom liked a speculation photo of it is fueling the rumors.

Keep in mind, Bom has not officially re-signed with YG and CL and Dara have re-signed as solo artists. If there is some type of way that this could happen in the future, I do believe it’ll come as a huge surprise to the fans because YG loves to do huge events. I don’t think they’d spoil it like this.

But it is nice to dream… so I won’t kill the dream. Keep Hope Alive!


I was beyond confused about this story when I first heard it! But then I ran across this interview from koreaboo and I’m here to share what I know and what I learned. I’m going to kinda break this up a bit and I won’t go over everything because a lot of it is back and forth. We’ll stick to the facts and see if we can solve this puzzle together.

Full article here: [★EXCLUSIVE] Here’s what really happened between Taeyeon and Wiz Khalifa at MAMA 2016

So this may be the big elephant in the room… why is Taeyeon beefing with Wiz Khalifa?? Are they really beefing? What happened??

Here are the facts:

  1. Wiz Khalifa collaborated with Taeyeon on the song “See You Again” which was originally sung with Charlie Puth.
  2. Wiz and Taeyeon flew in for MAMA 2016 for a special stage, presenting the collab for the first time to the world.
  3. The stage never happened.

Okay, here is the real problem… what happened to cause this stage to never happen?

I’m going to take this in pieces because this is a long ride so hang on tight.

Wiz’s side:

So we got that part of it.

And then of course came the infamous part where they were told there may have been a translation issue because they were told that not only had she requested a separate stage but that she was going to the hospital. It now being taken to mean that it was meant she was going to the hotel. Regardless of all of this, they figured if she was going to perform that night anyway, at least allow her to perform with Wiz. They were told no.

Taeyeon’s side: [Released Statement]

“I see a lot of people being very curious about the performance yesterday so I’ll explain (I would be curious too). I was getting ready for the rehearsal and saying hi to Wiz Khalifa. I was excited for the performance and getting ready. Then I heard that there was a problem with the music. Due to this reason I was unable to even go through mic checks with him properly and unable to join him on stage.

For a live performance, you need an MR version of the song but they only had the AR ready. I was a bit taken aback since I was supposed to do a live performance, but I wanted to be on stage with him because the important thing was that we had a chance to collaborate…and honestly a chance like this doesn’t come often ^^. So I thought maybe if I sang louder than the AR vocal than I would be able to mask it ㅋㅋㅋ. The producers wanted to do their best and make the best performance possible. So we decided to go ahead with the AR. But then a few hours before the show I heard the news that my part had been cancelled. I guess performing overseas makes a lot of things unpredictable. Even during rehearsals the day before I heard that there was something wrong with the sound system, so I ended up returning to the hotel after waiting without even rehearsing.

I guess a lot of problems coincided. I was so saddened and disappointed that I had to return without being able to perform such a stage. I hope no misunderstandings happen because of this issue. I know there were people excited to see the performance after hearing about it. I promise you that I will return with a better stage next time. I am so grateful for everyone that supported me until the end yesterday.”

(source: koreaboo)

The point is, when you’re handling a performance like this with artists who are pretty much performing not only together for the first time but also in a high profile light, there needs to be much much more communication.

There was not enough proper communication between the labels and agencies. There was not enough communication between staff. And there was not enough communication at MAMA. Will they try this again? Honestly I don’t know.

However, it’s important to note that there is no bad blood between the artists.

And now… new music!


Wednesday Kpop Update | EXO First Sub-Unit + YG Teasing for October Release, “Who’s Next? + Sehun Ruffles Feathers with SNS Update

Alright so the world of kpop is getting increasingly busy as the holiday season rolls around. New comeback announcement and of course a lot of surprises! Beginning with EXO!

For the first time, EXO is getting ready to debut their very own sub-unit! That’s right ladies and gents! This is happening! And who will be the members? None other than the trio, Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. This is not coming as a huge surprise to fans. They were given a sample of what this sub-unit would look like during the EXO concert with the mini-series videos, “Reservoir Idols”.

This is definitely going to be exciting!


YG knows how to get the conversation going with many people speculating who this could potentially be already! We only have two more days to find out! I have a few theories of my own that I’ll keep to myself. For now, we know for a fact it’s not BIGBANG! BIGBANG’s comeback is scheduled for December so who else could it be?


And finally, with all the good news surrounding EXO right now, of course one thing had to upset people. It’s safe to say that it wasn’t meant with bad intentions but fans are up in arms anyway.

EXO’s Sehun posted a picture to instagram and commented, “Nice weather” with a sun emoji. It wasn’t long before fans saw this and immediately flagged him for being insensitive to the typhoon currently affecting Busan, Ulsan, and Jeju Islands.

He later deleted the post and said:

“The weather over here was nice, so I just posted it. I knew what was happening after I saw the news. I guess the southland is still getting hit with a serious typhoon. I hope there won’t be a lot of damages.”

(source: allkpop)

Let’s try to be more understanding of each other! It’s been so peaceful lately!


Wednesday Kpop Update | 2PM’s Chansung, Responds to Song Being “Unfit to Air” + Jessica Upsets International Fans + G-Dragon, Legal Action Being Taken Against Hackers and Defaming Comments

It’s back!! Did you miss the weekly kpop update? I’ve been really busy but I won’t keep you guys waiting any longer so let’s get it!

2PM’s Chansung’s new song “Make Love” has been getting a lot of buzz lately. It was released on 2PM’s new album “Gentleman’s Game”, and even though people like the song, the heads of broadcast networks weren’t a fan. They deemed the song far too sexual and “unfit for broadcast”. On, DJ Kim Shin Young’s radio show “Hope Song at Noon”, Chansung got the opportunity to speak for himself.

“I didn’t know that this was going to become an article topic. Thank you to the reporter who wrote the article… It’s a really good song. I don’t understand what about it is bothering them so much.”

(source: soompi)

Well, there you have it, folks! I don’t think this song will be getting edited for airwaves anytime soon.


Jessica has caused quite a bit of stir in the last couple of years, but perhaps this time, instead of rattling k-netz, she has gotten to the international fans. And honestly, I agree with her.

It all started on instagram…

She was posting pictures, responding to comments and then… everything went left!(Took a turn for the worst) 

“…there was one particular comment that grabbed the attention of Korean netizens with Jessica posting, “Learn Korean :P,” answering to requests from international fans. At Jessica’s reply for international fans to “learn Korean,” Koreans have shown satisfaction towards her answer. On the other hand, while some international fans took her comment as a joke, some took it more seriously, leaving comments that it was disrespectful and rude to write such a post towards her fans.”

(source: koreaboo)

I don’t think it’s too much to ask when she jokingly says, “learn Korean” instead of asking her to translate everything from Korean to English because international fans don’t understand. English-speaking celebrities are never asked to do the same. We expect the Beyonce’s, Leonardo di Caprio’s, Liam Hemsworth’s, Taylor Swift’s, etc. of the world to speak English and respond in English and we expect everyone else to just get it or “google it”. So why are we asking Korean celebrities to translate on their own personal sns accounts? It’s a bit unfair and a little rude in my opinion to expect special treatment like that.

But, on the flipside, I guess international fans figure since English is the language of money and power, everyone should speak it. I don’t know. It’s a bit of a stretch to me. But I guess at this point they have one of two options, either learn Korean or use Google translate.


G-Dragon and YG have had enough. With the hackers and the rude, malicious, and often times defaming comments, they’ve decided to take action! They’re not going to take it anymore.

Apparently, G-Dragon’s personal account was hacked recently and this isn’t the first time that it has happened. And now, he’s fed up and so is his agency.

“G-Dragon has been using his private Instagram account in order to share the daily lives of himself and some close friends around him. It is an illegal act to hack and share private accounts of his Instagram users. The person responsible for the hacking has broken the law by changing the settings on his Instagram account from ‘private’ to ‘public.’ Due to this, the account which only was accessed by 150 people was widely shared to the public. Some photos were also altered by Photoshop before being shared widely through the web.”

(source: koreaboo)

I say, good for them! Stand up to bullying.

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for… new music!