Daily News Round-up: March 9, 2017

For the Daily News Round-up, I round up and summarize the stories on the front page of the Naver TV & Entertainment News section. Most of the stories there are actually about Kdramas and general celebrity gossip, so I just pick out the ones that are variety show related.

KBS, MBC, and SBS to Postpone Various Variety Show Broadcasts due to Impeachment Trial

While KBS plans to air news coverage on KBS1, KBS2 will be cancelling some of its entertainment shows out of respect for the grim situation. “Music Bank” will be replaced by the cooking show “PD Lee Wook-jung’s Meal Full of Nature” and a rerun of “Battle Trip.” “Singing Battle – Victory” will be replaced with a special cut of “Men Who Do Housework.” “Sister’s Slam Dunk 2” will air as usual. 

MBC plans to air a “Breaking News Special” on March 10th from 7:50 AM to 8:00 PM which will be followed by a special edition of “News Desk.” MBC will then air “Emergency Conversation” and another “Breaking News Special” for a total of over 16 hours of news coverage. All shows that usually run during these 16 hours will be cancelled including “Golden Pouch,” “Duet Song Festival” and “I Live Alone.”

SBS will be airing a 15 hour special broadcast covering the impeachment trial from March 10th – 9 AM to March 11th – 12:10 AM. Similarly, all shows normally aired during this time slot will be cancelled including “Curious Story Y,” “Law of the Jungle,” “My Ugly Duckling,” and “Gameshow Yooheenakrak.” 

JTBC will be airing a five part news special from 9 AM to 6 PM. They will be cancelling “My House Appeared” and instead airing a special debate at 9:30 PM.

The results of Park Geun-hye’s impeachment trial will be announced at 11 AM on Friday March 10th. 

SOURCES: News1 JoyNews Star News

“Produce 101” Season 2 to Follow “High School Rapper.” First Episode to Air on April 7th

The first episode of “Produce 101″ Season 2” will air on April 7th at 11 pm. 

Mnet revealed the title song, titled “Me, It’s Me,” today at 6 pm through a special performance on MCountdown with all 101 trainees participating. 

Head PD Ahn Joon-young said, “The 101 male trainees of Season 2 will be preparing a special performance of historic scale. I’m looking forward to their powerful energy leaving a strong impression on the viewers. Please watch as we create a new cultural icon to represent the Kpop boygroup scene.”

Confirmed vocal trainers for Season 2 include SG Wannabe’s Lee Seok-hoon and YG’s Shin Yoo-mi. The dance mentors are Park Kahi and JYP/Cube’s Kwon Jae-seung-ee. The rap mentors will be Cheetah and Don Mills. Season 2 will be hosted by Boa.

SOURCE: OSEN

Goodbye Kwanghee . . . Infinite Challenge’s 5 Person Cast + PD Kim Tae-ho’s Heart-wrenching Farewell Letter

The Infinite Challenge staff recently uploaded a video titled “Goodbye Kwanghee” which contained various clips from his time on the show as well as heartwarming messages from the cast and PD. 

Yoo Jae-suk asked the military to make Kwanghee work out more since he’s so weak. Haha told him to be more like a person, and not a paper doll. Park Myung-soo said, “Kwanghee~ it’s good to hang out at the PX, but also try to read some books. Come back in two years as a sexy, brainy guy.”

Yang Se-hyung said, “Kwanghee will work hard at what he’s told to do.” Jeong Jun-ha added, “With paper doll Kwanghee’s dancing skills, he won’t have to worry about earning vacation time. Work hard and get rewarded.”

PD Kim Tae-ho said, “If Kwanghee is quiet or looks sad, show him UEE.”

Kwanghee will be enlisting on March 13th at the Nonsan Army Training Center in Chungnam Province and will joining the military band after training. 

You can watch the “Goodbye Kwanghee” video here.

Summary of Notable Netizen Comments:

  • “It would be funny if Hong-chul hyung came back pulling a donkey.”
  • “Hong-chul grab the baton and return.”
  • “The article is about Kwanghee, but all the comments are about No Hong-chul.” 

SOURCE: Ilgan Sports

“Show Me the Money 6″ Particint Jang Yong-joon Writes on SNS, My Father’s Life and Mine are Irrelevant”

After quitting Mnet’s “High School Rapper” for his behavior controversy, Jang Yong-joon recently participated in auditions for “Show Me the Money 6.” 

He posted on his Instagram today to clear the air regarding his “Show Me the Money 6” appearance.

“I think there is a lot of controversy regarding my application for “Show Me the Money. I’d like to explain. I’m not a perfect person, and am learning a lot. During my controversy, Prima Hyungs helped me a lot musically and helped me to mature as a person as well. I am ashamed of my past where I did many things that minors should not do. Although I am unable to erase this past, I have conviction and passion for my music, so I decided to stand in front of the public again.

I know there are a lot of people who don’t want to see me, so I won’t ask that you look at me fondly, I just ask for another chance. I won’t make any excuses and will show that I’ve learned and will not make those mistakes again. I’m just an 18 year old who is fearful of how much controversy his words create. Teenagers change drastically even in just 1-2 years. I’d like to ask those who hate me to once again give me a chance as I grow from a teenager to an adult. Thank you to Prima hyungs and the few who support my music. 

Finally, I’d like to add that my father’s and my lives are irrelevant. We decided to respect and cheer on each other’s lives. From a young age, I was often bullied due to my father’s career and my classmates would even create photoshopped photos of him to pass around. Even then, I supported my father’s career and believe that my father feels the same way about mine. Because of personality conflicts, it’s been a while since we lived apart, so I hope you will keep comments about my father to a minimum. Thank you.”

Summary of Notable Netizen Comments:

  • “You wouldn’t be alive without your parents.”
  • “No, you’re related.”
  • “Just stay quiet.” 
  • “Try having a conscious.”
  • “You went to an international school even though you’re Korean because of your father’s conections. You take advantage of the benefits and claim that your father’s irrelevant.”

Source: Xports News

MC Gree Thanks Lee Young-ja for the Most Legendary Clip of his 11 Year Entertainment Career 

During his appearance earlier today on SBS Power FM’s “Kim Chang-ryul’s Old School,” MC Gree talked about the time when Lee Young-ja didn’t recognize him during a filming of “Hello Counselor” that aired last February 13th.  

Lee Young-ja told him that he looked a lot like Kim Gura’s son Kim Dong-hyeon. After a moment of confusion, MC Gree asked, “Are you making a joke?” She replied, “No . . .” MC Gree then answered, “My father is Kim Gura.” She was shocked not realizing that MC Gree and Kim Dong-hyeon were the same person. 

On the radio show, MC Gree expressed his gratitude to Lee Young-ja because this was his first viral clip during his 11 year entertainment career. At the time, the mood was dry as the guests and on set audience didn’t know what to think, but MC Gree found the interaction to be entertaining through the TV screen.

Summary of Notable Netizen Comments:

  • “hahahahahhahaha. It was truly legendary. Ah. Lee Young-ja Unnie <3.”
  • “The Hello Couselor editing was a bit lacking for this legendary clip.”
  • “It’s funny even when I watch it again.”

Source: TV Report

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