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Sandra Oh indicates ‘The Chair’ has been canceled by Netflix after one season: ‘I am sad that it’s over’

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  • Sandra Oh recently revealed that her Netflix show “The Chair” may not be renewed for a second season.
  • The Netflix comedy-drama series stars Oh as the first woman of color to become the chair of a fictional university’s prestigious English department.
  • "No one's called me, so I'm guessing that's not happening," the Korean Canadian star said in an interview with Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast.
  • While the series has generally garnered praise from entertainment critics, it failed to sustain viewership in the weeks following its premiere in August 2021.
  • Oh’s hit show “Killing Eve” is set to air its fourth and final season this month.

Sandra Oh recently revealed that her comedy-drama series on Netflix, “The Chair,” might have been canceled after just one season.  

In a recent interview with the hosts of “Variety Awards Circuit” podcast, Oh expressed doubts about the show’s return for a second season.

Arden Cho rejects ‘Teen Wolf’ revival role because she was offered ‘half’ the pay given to her costars

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  • Paramount Plus announced the cast list for “Teen Wolf: The Movie” this week, with Arden Cho, who played Kira Yukimura in the MTV notably “not attached” to the project.
  • Unidentified sources claimed that Cho declined to reprise her role because she was offered half the salary of her costars.
  • Fellow “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien, who is also not returning, later “liked” a tweet about Cho’s refusal, leading fans to believe that he supports her decision.
  • Cho, who has “liked” tweets about the news herself, expressed love for her fans in a tweet on Wednesday.

Arden Cho has expressed love for her fans after news of her refusal to be in the new “Teen Wolf” movie – purportedly due to having been offered half the compensation her co-stars were – made rounds on Tuesday.

Cho, who played the popular character Kira Yukimura in the MTV series, is “currently not attached” to the upcoming film at Paramount Plus, according to Variety, though additional names are set to be announced “at a later date.”

South Korean online game ‘Lost Ark’ shatters record on Steam with half a million concurrent players

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  • The South Korean online game “Lost Ark” does not officially launch in Western markets until Feb. 11, but it already broke a record when over 500,000 gamers played concurrently on Steam.
  • “Lost Ark” first launched in Korea in 2018, but a North American and European release wasn’t announced until June 2021 during Summer Games Fest.
  • Amazon Games will be publishing the “Diablo”-like massively multiplayer online action role-playing game (MMOARPG) in North America, Europe, Latin America and Oceania.
  • “Lost Ark” allows players to venture into the fictional fantasy world of Arkesia while vanquishing demons as one of 15 playable classes.
  • The Korean MMO is free-to-play and doesn’t fully make its debut until Friday, but players can get a head start by buying one of four Founder’s Packs.

The long-awaited South Korean online game “Lost Ark” does not officially launch in Western markets until Feb. 11, but it already broke a record when over 500,000 gamers played concurrently on Steam.

The game’s peak number of concurrent players is currently 532,476, landing in sixth place on video game distributor Steam’s all-time list following “New World,” “Cyberpunk 2077,” “Dota 2,” “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” and “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” IGN reported.

Blackpink’s ‘How You Like That’ dance video exceeds 1 billion YouTube views

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  • Blackpink’s dance performance video for their 2020 single “How You Like That” has reached a billion views on YouTube, becoming the group’s sixth official video to do so.
  • Blackpink’s official Twitter account announced the news and thanked the BLINKs worldwide on Feb. 7.
  • The “How You Like That” music video previously earned Blackpink five world records, including “Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours” and “Most viewers for the premiere of a music video on YouTube.”

Korean girl group Blackpink’s dance performance video for their 2020 hit single “How You Like That” became their sixth official music video to hit a billion views on YouTube.

Blackpink’s official Twitter account announced the news on Feb. 7:

China bans ‘sissy,’ effeminate men from TV

effeminate men are banned in China

China’s crackdown on its entertainment industry continues with a recent ban on “sissy men,” vulgar internet celebrities and reality talent shows, among other new measures. 

Industry “clean-up”: The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) told broadcasters on Thursday to ban “sissy idols” who don’t follow “macho” male stereotypes, reported the South China Morning Post

Japan’s ‘Underground’ Boy Bands Are Charging Fans $10 Per Minute for ‘Finger Kisses’

“Underground” boy bands are gaining momentum in Japan by holding interactive sessions that bring them closer to fans — for a fee.

Unlike mainstream idols, underground boy bands, also known as menzu chika aidoru, have relatively more freedom in terms of their work and personal lives. Because they are not under huge entertainment labels, they also happen to be more accessible to the public.