Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook to quit Running Man
The Running Man family will lose two more members, as actress Song Ji Hyo and singer Kim Jong Kook leave the South Korean variety show.
Song, 35, and Kim, 40, confirmed their departures weeks after rapper Gary, 38, left the show, said the allkpop website.
Song's company was quoted as saying she "plans to focus on her acting career". The companies of both stars said they had not confirmed the exact dates of their departures.
Producers were said to be bringing in fresh blood to revive the show after seven years. The remaining members of the cast are comedian Yoo Jae Suk,
rapper Haha, actor Lee Kwang Soo and comedian Jee Seok Jin.
To Sir, With Love author dies at 104
E.R. Braithwaite, a Guyanese author whose 1959 book, To Sir, With Love, was adapted into a hit 1967 film starring Sidney Poitier, died on Monday in Rockville, Maryland. He was 104.
Braithwaite, who became a diplomat and represented Guyana at the United Nations and in Venezuela, wrote several books, many on the theme of racism.
But he is best known for his first book, To Sir, With Love, which chronicled his efforts - as a Cambridge-educated military veteran who was denied employment as an engineer because he was black - to motivate a group of unruly adolescents raised in a slum in early-1950s Britain, gaining their respect later on.
Scottish singer Lulu, who also acted in the movie, sang the film's theme song, which was a huge hit in the United States.