Tuesday, June 21, 2011
After much speculation, it's been confirmed that one of the youngest popular couples in k-pop have called it quits.
SHINee's Jong-hyun and actress Shin Se-kyung have broken up after eight months of dating.
According to Jong-hyun's management, SM Entertainment, confirmed it through the My Daily news source on the afternoon of June 20th. The two have decided to simply remain as friends.
Shin's management reps said that the two were just too busy with their own separate tours -- Shin's filming schedule and Jong-hyun's World Tour.
source: KBS Global
Korean boy band SHINee performed at London's legendary Abbey Road Studio on Sunday ahead of the release of their first Japanese single. The band was received with great fanfare by more than 1,000 fans from France, Italy and the U.K, who sang together while holding up placards and waving Korea's national flag.
Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams and Coldplay have all played at the studio, which was made famous decades ago by the Beatles. The Fab Four recorded most of their albums there, even naming their final album in 1969 after the eponymous street. Few fans of Britpop would fail to recognize the album cover depicting the Beatles on a road crossing in front of the studio.
SHINee will soon fly to Japan for a nationwide tour starting early next month to promote their new single, "Replay."
source: Chosun Ilbo
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hallyu star Kwon Sang Woo (35) will begin filming the action blockbuster movie “12 Chinese Zodiac Heads” in Paris with world famous Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan. The film “12 Chinese Zodiac Heads” is an action adventure movie to be produced with 100 billion won funding, and it will be the third movie of the "Armor of God" series, which was very popular worldwide. This Chinese movie will be released worldwide thanks to the fame of Jackie Chan.
According to Kwon Sang Woo’s agency Bel Actors Entertainment on May 31, Kwon Sang Woo will film the movie in Paris for five weeks, and then he will continue filming in places such as Thailand, Dubai, Taiwan, Shanghai, and Beijing until the end of this year. The agency said, “The story of the movie is confidential by the contract, but I can guarantee that Kwon Sang Woo will present splendid action acting with the whole world as his stage.” In addition, Kwon Sang Woo is now in the final stages of filming the Chinese melodrama movie “Love Again (working title),” in which Kwon and Hong Kong star Cecilia Cheung will play the protagonists, in Shenzhen, China. This movie will be released around the end of this year or the beginning of next year. The agency said, “Due to the tight filming schedule of those two movies, Kwon Sang Woo will move to Paris directly from China.”
source: KBS Global