Running Man Headlines: This is a Giraffe PR Tour

Lee Kwang Soo be promoting like nobody’s business while rumors swirl around Ji Hyo and her contract. After a two week absence it is time for some Running Man headlines. Cheers!

RM Ep 199

Ratings Episode 200

1. KBS 1 Night 2 Days 11.4
2. MBC Real Man 11.2
3. MBC Dad! Where Are We Going? 11.0
4. SBS Running Man 10.9 (last week 12.8)

RM Ep 201

Ratings episode 201

1. MBC Real Man 12.8
2. MBC Dad! Where Are We Going? 11.3
3. KBS 1 Night 2 Days 10.7
4. SBS Running Man 9.5 (last week 10.9)

Ouch and ouch! Running Man came in at 4th place in the ratings two weeks running (pun intended). I blame the cute kids of DWAWG. Stupid kids.

Next week on Running Man…

A two part special kicks off with hints of a quiz to change the running world post-get-there-anyway-you-can mayhem. There are 9 guests next episode, so this will be one jam packed bonanza of teams. Appearing in episode 202: Baek Sung Hyun, Cha Yu Ram, Fabien, Heo Kyung Hwan, Ji Sung, Ju Ji Hoon, Sam Otswiri, Son Na Eun, and Yoon Bo Mi. You can check out the preview below:

On to the headlines!

Song Ji Hyo leaving C-JeS?

Ji Hyo 1st Look 3There has recently been buzz surrounding Song Ji Hyo’s contract with C-JeS entertainment. Rumors started swirling this week that Miss Mong’s contract with the agency had expired, leading to all sorts of talk of her jumping ship. It turns out all of the rumors were baseless as Ji Hyo does not have an exclusive contract with the agency but rather a verbal agreement.

Huh?! What the… Umm…okay. I guess you just don’t hear about verbal contracts that much anymore. Not sure if this has anything to do with it, but Ji Hyo is (or was, not sure on their current status) dating Baek Chang Ju, the CEO of C-JeS. Okay, that probably has everything to do with it.

“On June 23, the agency stated, “Last week, when the headquarters received a telephone inquiry in relation to Song Ji Hyo being in the free agent market, we said, ‘We don’t have an exclusive contract, rather a verbal agreement for management based on faith,’ explaining that the rumors of her transferring were groundless.

Rather than reconfirming with the headquarters and, even worse, not including C-JeS’s statement from the phone call last week, [the media outlet] released this one-sided report. Because it released this false report without confirming personally with the actress, we are dealing with a storm of inquiries from the productions and CFs that were preparing contracts with Song Ji Hyo, so that the business is dealing with a huge problem. We officially request a corrected article.”

Case closed folks.

Random SNS Updates

Kim Jong Kook’s Instagram Update

Kim Jong Kook Shooting  a commercial

On set shooting a commercial! Getting ready for winter already while summer just started! Smh O_o!!!

– @kjk76 Instagram

Ji Suk Jin has a confirmed Weibo account! You can check it out here.

Not an SNS update from the cast, but a shared pic by a fan. I give you Song Ji Hyo’s signature at Haha’s 401 restaurant:

Ji Hyo Signature at 401

The Giraffe: Asian Prince’s PR Tour 2014

Kwang Soo has a movie to promote- Good Friends (AKA Confessions) so he has been one busy giraffe with the interviews and the talking and the pictures and the giraffe stuff. First off Lee Kwang Soo sat down for an interview with Newsen and discussed how Running Man is like a limb:

“‘Running Man’ is like a family to me,” he said in a recent interview. “A lot of people tell me the good points and some bad points they worry about regarding that. I know what they mean, but I can’t leave a family just because I have problems with them. ‘Running Man’ feels like a part of my body. I don’t think I’ll ever quit just to focus on another project.”

“I’m always thankful when I film [‘Running Man’]. Some people think that I’m putting on a show or a facade, but the folks around me know what kind of person I am so I don’t worry too much,” he continued. “Some look at me positively, and some negatively. I can’t have the hearts of everyone. The important thing is, if I carry myself with sincerity, I believe they will understand that about me.”

He took pretty pictures as well.

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And more pretty pictures. As part of the PR tour Kwang Soo took some pics for Vogue. Yep, you read that right (never forget he started off as a model). You can check out Kwang Soo and his co-stars wonderfully dark, moody, handsome, and tad bit hilarious pics below. By the way, Good Friends is set to hit theaters July 10th.

Good Friends Vogue Lee Kwang Soo Vogue

Next up on the Giraffe’s world tour he appeared on One Night of TV Entertainment and talked about his bulkier days (and suffered a revelation about his dating style):

SBS’s show One night of TV Entertainment, that aired on the 18th, interviewed the cast for the movie “Good Friends”. This included actors: Joo Jihoon, Jisung and Lee Kwangsoo.

During the interview, Jisung turned to Lee Kwangsoo and asked “Do you think you are good looking?” to which Lee responded “To be quite honest, I do think I am good looking.”

Joo Jihoon, who was listening, added “Wasn’t your body really good during your model days? You even had abs.” After this, the producers showed the old photos on the screen, revealing his well built body.

Lee Kwangsoo responded to this with “I’m starting to exercise again with this grandpa type body” bringing laughter in the studio.

During the interview, Ji Sung asked Lee Kwang Soo, “You usually show good manners, but do you plan out your actions beforehand?” and Lee Kwang Soo denied by saying, “No,” but Joo Ji Hoon disagreed.

Joo Ji Hoon revealed, “I know Lee Kwang Soo’s past in terms of his dating life and he is a very bad guy,” and Lee Kwang Soo angrily yelled out, “Why are you talking about my dating life?” causing laughter.

About his ideal type, Lee Kwang Soo answered, “Someone who smiles a lot, small in stature and plump.”

Holy abs batman!

Muscle man lee kwang soo

And the PR tour continues. Are you tired yet? I am just from typing all of this. I can’t imagine actually having to show up to all of these events. Aish. Lastly the giraffe was busy at the showcase for the film (which I previously wrote about but hey- second time is a charm, right), which is best expressed in a picture dump following the interview details. Cheers!

On June 25, the press screening for movie was held at Wangsimni CGV, Seong-dong District, Seoul. The screening was held with the participation of Ji Sung, Ju Ji-hoon, Lee Kwang-soo and director Lee Do-yoon.

Cofession is a crime movie about three men who come into conflict after an unexpected accident. Lee Kwang-soo plays ‘Min-soo’ who sacrifices everything he has for his friends. Lee Kwang-soo looked a little nervous at the press conference held after the screening. He said, “Thank you so much for coming,” starting answering questions.

About one opinion that says his character is unusual he said, “I did not try to be unusual. But I made the character with the help of the director and Ju Ji-hoon and Ji Sung. I have no complaints. And I want to play a baddie if I have a chance.”

Lee Kwang-soo gets beaten by Ju Ji-hoon a lot in movie . He said, “Ju Ji-hoon is very good at beating me up. It is harder to hit someone than being hit. He attacked my vital points, which helped me to scream out loud.

Lee Kwang-soo said, “I feel like drinking so with some friends after watching the movie. I hope you feel the same, too.”

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Haha and Yoo Jae Suk: World Cup Style

Speaking of picture dump…Haha and Yoo Jae Suk (alongside their fellow Infinity Challenge cast members) jetted off to Brazil to cheer for Korea’s team in the World Cup. Yoo Jae Suk and Haha arrived in Brazil on the 20th and departed on the 25th– plenty of time for a load of pictures. The cast of Infinity Challenge was joined by their selected cheering squad- B1A4’s Baro, After School’s Lizzy, Son Yejin, Ji Sangryul, and Jung Ilwoo. Feast your eyes:

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Parting Thoughts

Because I had a bad week- and this was me at pretty much every horrible turn in the road. And I fully admit this video is annoying the second time you watch it. But I am still watching… Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Running Man Headlines: This is a Giraffe PR Tour

  1. I hope Good Friends eventually ends up subbed online, I’d like to see it. It’s not my kind of movie at all, ha ha, but I’ll watch anything for that cast.

    I love the idea of having a verbal contract. There’s gotta be some trust involved there. I wonder if she’ll leave them if she ends up breaking up with the CEO.

    • I would like to see Good Friends as well – fingers crossed we can find it subbed online.

      The verbal contract is great when I think of how much faith and trust it entails but from a financial perspective it is pretty high risk for the company (sorry, sorry, my accountant hat is on now). Regardless I just hope Ji Hyo is with an agency that makes her happy and allows her to work on the projects she wants to work on.

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