Happy birthday America! Welcome to the Lore in Stone Cities Running Man Headlines Lore-had-something-to-drink special! I promise, it was only one drink- okay maybe two. But they were ever so tasty…
Ratings Episode 152
1. MBC Dad! Where Are We Going? 15.5
2. MBC Real Man 14.6
3. SBS Running Man 13.6
Next Week on Running Man…
Get ready for an epic episode as Park Ji Sung makes a return to Running Man! The cast, plus guest Sulli, will encounter Park Si Jung as well as Koo Jae cheol (Vfl Wolfsbug). The cast is set to split into teams captained by our two soccer stars and face off for a chance to compete in the 3rd Asian Dream Cup (to be held in China). Check out the preview below:
Now on to the headlines! And another sip of my super tasty drink…sorry, celebration and all!
Lee Kwang Soo is Orange
Running Man’s giraffe revealed BTS pics from his recent CF. Kwang Soo, along with A Pink’s Eunji and TEEN TOP’S Niel, are representing the Coca Cola brand Fanta in a series of advertisements. The latest commercial has yet to be released but is much anticipated by the endorsement model’s fans. Giraffe fighting!
HaHa and Byul- Still freaking adorable!
This couple! Seriously they make me awwww and fist pump in tandem- they are just so freaking adorable. This week gave fans two stories that made us awww even more: one relating to HaHa jr’s name and the other a twitter ramble from Byul.
In regards to the name of their future child, HaHa revealed on the June 29th episode of Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook that fans have suggested some hilarious names for his future child:
“Its birth name is Dream … I was working as a DJ on a radio program when I asked the listeners, ‘Please name my son’, and I received names like ‘Ha Pil’ [meaning ‘Why of all things?’ in Korean] and ‘Ha Soo Goo’ [‘Ha Soo Goo’ meaning ‘drain pipe’ in Korean]. I gave a reward to those who said, ‘Ha Soo Goo’.”
Please HaHa- do not name your kid drain pipe!
Byul recently took to her twitter account to reveal how awesome her husband HaHa is:
“My husband is crazy busy these days. Even today he came in after he finished filming past 4 in the morning, and he only slept for a few hours. He still came to the prenatal exercise lessons we scheduled last week. He’s a really good husband to be, but he’s also a very good father to Dream… I can’t help but love him.”
Even after filming Haroro made it to the prenatal exercise class. What a good Dad/ husband! Cheers to you Haroro!
PD Hyuk tweets pic of nervous RM Cast
Episodes 153 and 154 focus on the cast of Running Man competing to play in the 3rd Asian Dream Cup. PD Hyuk found the situation worth tweeting about when he posted a picture of the cast (plus Sulli who is guesting) with the caption:
“The contestants forcibly smiling before the ‘Dream Cup’. It was seriously funny because they were so nervous. To add, the center of the photo is peaceful Gary.”
Peaceful Gary! A little birdy informed me that *spoiler alert* Yoo Jae Suk, Kim Jong Kook, Lee Kwang Soo, and HaHa won a spot in the games. Can’t wait to see the episode!
PD Jo says Infinite Challenge is Unbeatable!
Speaking of Running Man’s PDs our ringleader PD Jo recently sat down for an interview with CBS’ No Cut News and explained his feelings regarding Running Man facing the Korean Variety juggernaut Infinite Challenge:
‘Infinity Challenge’ is insurmountable… Running Man’ and ‘Infinity Challenge’ cannot be compared…Infinity Challenge’ is an amazing program that has been attempting new things for eight straight years. We cannot match them as of yet.”
PD Jo continued:
“Running Man’ is a program that specializes on one particular topic, then ‘Infinity Challenge’ is literally a program that attempts an infinite amount of things…Infinity Challenge’ is amazing because they attempt new things in the right directions.”
Having watched both programs I agree. Infinite Challenge is a program that is completely unpredictable in direction and focus (which is not a bad thing) so it differs greatly from Running Man’s challenge based episodic madness. I love both shows but my heart lies with Running Man. Hold on…I am slightly sipping my drink. Okay, gulp complete.
Song Ji Hyo for Benefit Cosmetics
Benefit Cosmetics has released the latest pictures from their new Stay Flawless campaign. Fortunately for RM fans the advertisements feature Miss Mong aka Song Ji Hyo. Running Man’s Ace looks refreshingly pretty for the campaign, glowing skin and all. Check out the pics below:
Moon Geun Young names Lee Kwang Soo as her ideal type- No word on how viciously the tiger is roaring
Moon Geun Young (actress, My Little Bride, Mary Stayed out All Night) appeared as a guest in episodes 114 and 115 of Running Man. Geun Young’s similarities to Yoon Eun Hye (Kim Jong Kook’s famous variety love line played out in the defunct K-Variety XMan) are well noted. In fact earlier this year Running Man’s commander announced that he would not mind dating Moon Geun Young-apparently he finds her ever bit as charming as he found YEH. Which all falls into a St Agnes and the Burning Train moment considering Geun Young named Lee Kwang Soo as her ideal type this week!
While being interviewed by MBC’s Section TV: Entertainment Talk Geun Young said in regards to her ideal type Lee Kwang Soo:
“Well, he is the tallest one in the group. Plus, he is an attentive and considerate person. He’s the type of guy who will always look out for you.”
Awww! Geun Young is currently appearing in the drama Goddess of Fire with Lee Kwang Soo. Here is hoping that RM addresses the awkwardness between LKS and JKJ in the future- because there is a 99% chance it will be hilarious.