MBC’s ‘Radio Star’ Did Not Edit Out Cha Tae Hyun Amid Gambling Scandal

Cha Tae Hyun who has currently cancelled all activities in the entertainment industry was reported to not have been edited out on March 20’s episode of MBC Radio Star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1hZRkyErS0

On March 20, OSEN reported MBC aired their newest episode of ‘Radio Star’ which had not edited out MC Cha Tae Hyun at all. MC Cha Tae Hyun, also known for being a member of KBS’s ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ was in a scandal last week for illegal gambling alongside ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ member Kim Joon Ho.

Once news broke of the actor- entertainer’s gambling scandal, Cha Tae Hyun declared he would halt all activities to reflect on his actions. Interestingly, while KBS had to put their show ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ on an indefinite hiatus, MBC’s ‘Radio Star’ decided to not make any changes to reflect on Cha Tae Hyun’s scandal. What do you think about ‘Radio Star’s decision?

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[RECAP] MBC ‘I Live Alone’ Struggles Without MC Jun Hyun Moo

The first episode without MC Jun Hyun Moo aired on March 15 where all the cast members struggle without their leader.

Brief background on MBC’s I Live Alone

MBC’s entertainment reality TV program, I Live Alone has been airing every week since March 2013 where cast members and guests view and comment about the current episode. Known for having popular guests (e.g. idols, actors) appear on the show in addition to the hilarious scenes from the cast members, I Live Alone is recognized to be one of the most popular variety shows in Korea. Even MBC’s Omniscient Interviewing View can be said to derived from this show. Former MC Jun Hyun Moo became familiar with his girlfriend model Han Hye Jin while filming on this show in 2017. The couple announced their breakup and temporary leave from the show last month.

Regular cast members: Park Narae, Gian84, Lee Si Eon, Sung Hoon, Henry, Hwasa

Commenters on this week’s episode: Park Narae, Sung Hoon, Lee Si, Gian84

Recap

The opening scene shows only Park Narae and Gian84 in the studio. As the 2 members worry how they will carry on the show, cut to Sung Hoon and Lee Si Eun joining them to offer some support during this crisis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffr40IdlEQo

This week’s episode showed ‘The Idiots’ minus Henry in Hong Kong. The 3 men explore a market where maknae Kian84 goes a little crazy buying various things. All the commentators back at the studio ask Kian84 why he suddenly bought so many things given he’s known to be a scrooge. According to Lee Si Eun, Kian84 recently bought a used car that had 200,000 miles very cheaply. But within a week of buying that used car, it broke down so now it’s in a shop called ‘I’m sick’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKTa2Is52qI

Heading to accommodations

After shopping and eating at the market, the ‘3 idiots’ head to their accommodations for the night. Lee Si Eun aka Captain Idiot is responsible for making the reservations tells his brothers to look forward to the ‘Iron Man Room’. Amid everyone’s expectations, the room turns out to…not be themed out in ‘Iron Man’ .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oGFUZ0KwLE

But instead cute and lovely room for princesses aka Disney princesses theme!

Lee Si Eun apologizes for his confusion, apparently when he made the reservations he got his english words mixed up, “Iron Man”, “prince and princess.” The 3 idiots look at the 2 princess beds and try to decide who’s going to sleep on the floor. Hence, the pool battle commences. 

Gian84 tries to copy everything Sung Hoon hyung does since its cool, Sung Hoon gets challenged to various games in the pool. Not surprisingly, Sung Hoon wins (former professional swimmer).

Park Narae is astonished at the mix up asking Lee Si Eun to regurgitate the chocolate he just ate. Apparently the staff of the show were really worried with two people no longer present, they gave the commenters chocolate for the first time ever to get some energy.

Park Narae struggles as the new MC

From the beginning of this episode, Park Narae tries her best to fill the empty space left by Jun Hyun Moo. Unfortunately, even when Park Narae says something that’s sort of common sense, the other commentators aren’t able to react since they don’t know what’s the correct answer to everyone’s disappointment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5muJIsO0YQ

Throughout the episode, MC Jeon Hyun Moo is even more greatly missed. Especially when the 3 idiots decide to drink before going to bed, they all display their funny sense of humor struggling to order in broken english. Hilariously Park Narae becomes confused with what’s the right phrase since there’s no one to rely on. Trying to order, ‘The idiots’ go through all the difficulty of ordering alcohol and snacks then Lee Si Eun tries to add an order of “toothpaste” to everyone’s astonishment at what he’s trying to say. (Lee Si Eun clearly doesn’t know what he was trying to order.)

At the end, Kian84 comments back at the studio “we’re close to being cancelled, we need to get our game together since 2 people left the house.”

The cast members are clearly trying to end it on an optimistic note, promising the remaining fun part of Hong Kong segment- preview shows all the idiots gathered together including Henry! And – Jessi’s guest segment!

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Jung Joon Young Could Be Sentenced 7 Years & 6 Months

Jung Joon Young’s ruling for illegal filming and sharing sexual content is expected to be 7 years and 6 months in prison.

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On March 18, OSEN reports the expected sentence for Jung Joon Young is 7 years and 6 months according to the segment aired on the same day by MBC’s ‘Section TV’. On the show, Lawyer Oh Soo Jin stated Jung Joon Young’s crime of filming (body parts) without consent using cameras. In addition, based on the most recent reports of prostitution allegations Jung Joon Young could be sentenced to a maximum of 1.5x the usual sentencing.

In Korea, the sentence for sexual assault is maximum 5 years. For Jung Joon Young who could be sentenced for sexual assault, illegal filming and sharing, prostitution etc. could result to a ruling of 7 years and 6 months in prison. In addition he would be registered as an offender.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aSGQPrQq3w

Jung Joon Young was first in the headlines on March 11, 2019 after Seungri’s chatroom conversation was shared in the media. The nation was shocked and outraged at Jung Joon Young for his crimes. As of now, many people associated with the artist have declared their shock and disappointment in fear of retribution from the public.

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Couple Kangnam & Lee Sang Hwa Fell in Love on ‘Law of the Jungle’

Singer Kangnam and Korea’s speed skater Lee Sang Hwa are reportedly dating since filming their MBC ‘Law of the Jungle’ episode last year!

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There’s a new celebrity couple in the industry-Kangnam and Lee Sang Hwa. On March 17, OSEN reports the couple has been dating for nearly 6 months already. Both parties have confirmed they are dating to everyone’s surprise. Kangnam and Lee Sang Hwa first met on MBC’s ‘Law of the Jungle in Indian Ocean’ last year for episodes 334-337 after-which they soon started dating. Congratulations to the couple for going public!

Speed skater Lee Sang Hwa’s representative stated the two have been dating for the past 5-6 months and requested for everyone to watch over them as their relationship progresses.

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Kang Daniel Distances Himself From Seungri and Burning Sun

Kang Daniels legal representative refuted a report that the singer has been to Burning Son and other connections to Seungri.

Image source – OSEN News database

“It is absolutely not the truth,” said Sun Jong-moon, an entertainment lawyer hired by Kang Daniel, regarding his connection to Seungri. “He has never met Seungri or gone to club Burning Sun,” he said.

Sun’s response comes after the broadcast of MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment News” on Monday. The episode delved into the conflict Kang is currently embroiled in with his agency LM Entertainment in its “hot people” section. The show contended that businessperson from Hong Kong who wants to support Kang’s solo career is the same Taiwanese financier who is one of the biggest investors in Burning Sun.

Image source – MBC

Moreover, when asked if Seungri is connected with the current conflict between the Kang and his label, Sun responded that it was also untrue. Sun completely denied that the BIGBANG member was involved in the. Additionally, Sun also said that he would be looking into the rumor and would take legal action if necessary.

Meanwhile, Kang who made his debut in Wanna One in 2017 after the second season of “Produce 101” on Mnet. This January, he left MMO Entertainment and signed an exclusive contract with LM Entertainment. Now it seems like the singer is not getting the support that he wants at the new agency. Although both sides are working toward an agreement, his solo debut slated for April is now in question.

 

 

 

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Unmasked Contestant on MBC’s ‘King of Masked Singers’ from Super Junior

The latest unmasked singer who captivated everyone was a member of Kpop’s global idol group, Super Junior!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcz1-ivjVyo&list=RDd9ziQVF2rn0&index=2

On March 10, a member of Kpop’s global idol group Super Junior was once again in the spotlight on MBC’s ‘King of Masked Singers’. He (Chang Young Shil) was able to make it to the third round with many people unable to guess the identity behind the mask. There was a time when the idol’s identity was mentioned in round 1 but no one followed up with that speculation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIPDTxxpOY8

When the big reveal finally occurred, everyone was amazed at the idol’s identity. One of the guest panelists was IZ*ONE’s Kwon Eun Bi who speculated Chang Young Shil to be an artist who debuted earlier but was younger than herself. When it was finally revealed to be Super Junior’s main vocalist Ryeo Wook, everyone was as expected very surprised. SuJu’s Ryeo Wook previously participated on the show prior to serving mandatory military service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKye33Syjzg

Were you able to guess the identity of Chang Young Shil?

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Jun Hyun Moo Seen For First Time After Break Up News

Just days after headlines announced the popular ‘I Live Alone’ couple Jun Hyun Moo and Han Hye Jin are no longer together, many show interest for the newly single MC as he does to work.

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Amidst shocking news of the popular couple’s break up, Jun Hyun Moo was seen to be visibly down as he appeared on set of KBS’s ‘Happy Together 4’ on March 9.

Just a few days ago, the entertainment industry was shocked to hear the ‘I Live Alone’ couple had broken up and would be taking a break from the show. Many viewers are expressing their sadness at Jun Hyun Moo’s hiatus. MBC’s ‘I Live Alone’ is currently one of the most popular shows in Korea, after taking the mantle from MBC’s former show ‘Infinity Challenge’. Some viewers are hopeful MC Jun Hyun Moo will be able to return to the show soon since its “unimaginable for ‘I Live Alone’ to be without MC Jun Hyun Moo.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LqvN9PUCt4

Jun Hyun Moo has been the MC of ‘I Live Alone’ since 2013. Jun Hyun Moo met his former girlfriend model Han Hye Jin on ‘I Live Alone’ and continued to work together on the show. Given the two people are no longer in a relationship, the ‘I Live Alone’ team decided they would wait for both people’s return.

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Weki Meki Choi Yoo-jung Thought Narae Bar is a Restaurant

Weki Meki Choi Yoo-jung may have mistakenly assumed about Narae Bar to the owner Park Narae’s astonishment.

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On March 6’s episode of JTBC’s My Mad Beauty 3, MC Park Narae was in for a surprise when Weki Meki maknae Yoo-jung innocently asked if she could go to Narae Bar when Park Narae wasn’t there. Park Narae was reported to be astonished at the question since Narae Bar is actually her home that she nicknamed as Narae Bar.

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Weki Meki Yoo-jung isn’t the first person to be misinformed about the true identity of Narae Bar. Even top actor Lee Seo Jin was reported to have thought Narae Bar was an actual bar as previously mentioned on KBS’s ‘Happy Together‘.

https://youtu.be/dv9GBuTdaj4

Park Narae’s Narae Bar is widely known for looking incredibly like an actual bar based on the furnishings, “menu” of alcoholic drinks and bartender Narae’s amazing skills. Many celebrities have already had the chance to experience drinking at Narae Bar on various shows. While others like Daniel Henney has expressed his desire to visit Narae Bar. In particular, MBC’s I Live Alone has aired segments at Narae Bar contributing to Narae Bar’s popularity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS-mmRfe6cg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juQZmFMEfmQ

Park Narae has previously shared everything at Narae Bar is paid out of her own pocket. She does not accept any payments and budgets everything carefully as opposed to rumors. Narae has previously joked she provides more attention to single male guests to her “bar” like her VVVIP guest- actor Lee Seo Jin or newcomers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox16NpbvStM

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Jun Hyun-moo and Han Hye-jin Officially Break Up, ‘I Live Alone’ to Take A Temporary Break

Jun Hyun-moo and Han Hye-jin have officially broken up after about a year of dating.

On March 6th, Jun Hyun-moo’s agency SM C&C and Han Hye-jin’s agency ESteem announced, “Jun hyun-moo and Han Hye-jin recently decided to end their relationship as a couple”.

They continued and said, “Although it is a private matter, we thought we needed to announce the news first before fans, who have loved the couple very much, hear from other sources”.

About their appearance on MBC ‘I Live Alone’, they said, “After the show’s episode on the 8th, the show will take a break. We’d like to apologize to the show’s fans as we’ve affected the show with a personal matter”.

Meanwhile, Jun Hyun-moo and Han Hye-jin had started dating back in February last year while appearing on ‘I Live Alone’ together. In December last year, the two were involved in break-up rumors. Now, they are officially not together anymore.

 

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Singer-Turned-Actor Rain Considers Casting Offer for New MBC Drama

Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) is considering starring in MBC’s new drama “A Double Life” (working title).

Image source – OSEN News database

On Tuesday, a report from OSEN News said that MBC offered singer-turned-actor Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, the lead male role in a new drama.

The new drama called “A Double Life” (working title) is said to be a 16-part series follows a once successful lawyer by the name of Lee Jae-sang. Lee is considered an “ace” at his law firm JK Law, which ranks as one of the top five in the nation. However, after an unfortunate accident, everything changes.

Yoo Hee-kyung is credited for the script and Kim Jong-hak, and Kim Geun-hong will be in charge of production and directing, respectively. According to reports, MBC is aiming to air the series sometime at the end of July after its other monthly dramas have all concluded. Jung is currently considering the role.

Meanwhile, Jung and his wife recently made headlines after announcing they are expecting a second child.

 

 

 

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