Friday, March 28, 2008

Samsung Unveils Promotional Music Video Starring Rain

lSamsung Electronics has unveiled the 2008 Beijing Olympics theme song and the music video that will be used for advertising its Anycall mobile phones. Singer and actor Rain, who is one of the hottest celebrities in Asia, stars in the music video.

Samsung Electronics, one of the official sponsors of the 2008 summer Olympic games, launched the music video starring Rain at a recent event announcing the participants of the Olympic Flame relay. The music video is about working hard and achieving one's dreams. Rain conveys the message by dancing throughout the music video.

Rain took active part in choreographing the dance moves for the music video, which boasts blockbuster-level cinematography. In the video, Rain battles it out with talented B-Boys and shows off his sexy charm to the fullest. Rain's physique in the music video reportedly looks very impressive, as he underwent months of hard training to prepare for the shooting of the film 'Ninja Assassin,' a new Hollywood action movie.

Director Jang Jae-hyuk, who made the music video for 'It's Raining,' the title song of Rain's 3rd studio album, took charge once again. Samsung Anycall's promotional music video starring Rain will be played throughout the Olympic Flame relay as well as the summer Olympic games for a total of 97 days. The video will also be edited into a 15-second commercial clip that will go on air nationwide in China and Hong Kong starting in early April.

Once he finishes shooting 'Ninja Assassin,' Rain will visit China in mid-August to take part in events related to the Summer Olympics.

source: KBS Grobal

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Most wanted: Song Hye-kyo

Korean beauty Song Hye-kyo will soon be the “most wanted” talent in Korea when her contract with Sidus HQ expires on April 11.

The Full House star has not revealed what her next step is, but word has it that many agencies are wooing her.

The same thing happened three years ago. Competition for Song was so stiff that her deposit reached a billion won. When Sidus HQ eventually bagged the coveted contract with the Korean actress, the company’s stock prices skyrocketed.

Since then, the 26-year-old has tried to diversify as an actress by taking on roles in the period flick Hwangjiny and even toplining the indie movie Fetish.

Many are curious about her next career move. While that remains to be seen, the soon-to-be main model for Korean beauty brand LaneĆ­ge will be attending the 2nd Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong on March 17.

Source & Pic credit: Naver News with translations by Joe Gimm
Credit: K-popped

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Actress Jeon to Launch Line of Blue Jeans

Actress Jeon Ji-hyun has lent her name to a world-famous brand of luxury blue jeans. True Religion is about to release a line of jeans called Gianna by True Religion, created with pan-Asian Korean star Jeon and named for her English name Gianna.

Distributed in some 50 nations including the U.S., Canada, Australia and countries in Europe, True Religion jeans became widely known when actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz and model Heidi Klum declared them their favorite denims.
The Gianna by True Religion line features 12 kinds of denim jeans designed to fit Korean women's figures and satisfy their sense of fashion.

To many people's surprise, Jeon was reportedly involved in every stage of their production, from design to deciding on fit and wash and their decoration with accessories.

True Religion suggested the Gianna line as it decided Jeon is the Asian star who is most stylish in blue jeans. It will be the company’s first celebrity line.

The line will debut on Friday in Korea, and then be released in 2009 in China, where Jeon has a large following and is known as a model for several companies.

source: Chosun

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Soo-ae was cast as the Last Empress in the movie .

Soo-ae was cast as the Last Empress in the movie "Like Fireworks, Like Butterflies".

This movie is about the actions of the Last Empress in order to save Chosun and the bodyguard that protects her. Jo Seung-woo will play the bodyguard, who must deal with the anguish of loving someone high in social status.

Through this movie, Soo-ae will be acting in a historical work for the first time in four years, since the KBS drama "Emperor of the Sea".

This movie will go into filming in July.

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English Translation Credit: HanCinema


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Super Junior`s Han Kyung to Carry Olympic Torch

SM Entertainment Agency announced that there was an online survey done by Coca-Cola China, a public sponsor of the Beijing Olympics (, and Han Kyung of Super Junior was voted first place as carrier of the 2008 Olympics torch. After deliberations, the Olympics organizational committee sealed the deal.

"The [Olympics] committee chose Han Kyung because they recognized his part in the cultural exchange of China through his activities in Korea and the rest of Asia," the agency stated. "Han Kyung will be participating in the carrying of the Olympic torch in Beijing from August 6th to the 8th."

Han Kyung will be taking his solemn oath at the "Coca-Cola National Olympic Torch-Bearer Ceremony" as a representative of the Olympic flame on the 24th in China. The ceremony will be broadcast on CCTV-5 and Guangdong TV, the official Chinese channels for the 2008 Olympics.

Han Kyung stated, "I'm extremely pleased and honored to be a torch-bearer for the 2008 Beijing Olympics."

source: kbs global

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Actor Song Il-guk Marries Judge

Actor Song Il-guk (37) and a 32-year-old Busan High Court Judge identified only by her family name "Jung" held a private wedding away from the media spotlight at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul on March 15.

Officiated by the President of Chung-Ang University Park Beom-hoon, the traditional Korean-style wedding ceremony was attended by one thousand guests. Jazz artist Yoon Hee-jeong and singer Park Ae-ri from the National Changgeuk Company of Korea performed nuptial songs for the bride and groom.

The bride passed the bar exam while doing the doctorate course in the code of civil procedure at Seoul National University's Graduate School of Law. She finished her mandatory training at the Judicial Research and Training Institute in January and became appointed as a Busan High Court Judge in February. Song and Jung were introduced by a mutual friend. They tied the knot after two years of dating.

Song's acquaintances said the actor did not want to make the wedding a public affair, as the bride was not a public personality like himself.

After returning from their honeymoon, the newlyweds plan to settle down in Busan.

Song is the son of veteran actress Kim Eul-dong. He made his acting debut on MBC TV in 1998 and has since become a household name by starring in numerous successful TV shows including 'Terms of Endearment,' 'Emperor of the Sea' and 'Jumong.' His most recent appearance was on 'Lobbyist' on SBS TV.

source: KBS GLOBAL

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Song Hye Kyo 's Childhood Photo

Name: Song Hye Kyo

Birthday : November 22, 1981

Height : 164cm

Weight : 45kg

Blood type: A

Profession: Actress and model

Education : Sunkyung SE-JONG University

TV Series :

Full House

Sunlight Pours Down

All In

Autumn In My Heart


Guardian Angel

Sweet Bride

Movie :


Hwang Jin Yi

My Girl And I

photo credit to : yahoo korea

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Kangta to Release New Album Before Joining Military

Pop singer Kangta, who was at the forefront of the Korean Wave which swept Asia, will take a break from the entertainment business to finish his compulsory military service.

Kangta's agency SM Entertainment said Monday that he will release his first new album in three years around the middle of this month before joining the military on April 1.

Having focused on working in China by forming the pop duo Kangta & Vanness with Taiwanese singer Vanness Wu, acting in dramas and appearing at various award shows, the former member of now-disbanded boy band H.O.T. is expected to please local fans with the new album of ballads.

Kangta will also hold a solo concert at Yonsei University on March 29 to celebrate the album's release. Because it is his first solo performance in five years and his last before joining the military, it will likely draw great attention from fans not only in Korea but also in other Asian nations such as China and Japan.

Tickets will be available through Internet shopping mall Auction ( from Thursday at 8:00 p.m.
The singer plans to appear in several music programs to promote his album and meet his fans as much as possible before joining the military.

source : Chosun Ilbo

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

So Ji Sub to appear in Japanese movie "Gegege no Kitaro"

Hallyu star So Ji Sub will transform into a spirit in an upcoming Japanese film.

So Ji Sub appear in the film "Gegege no Kitaro" starring Wentz Eiji of the duet WaT.

He will play a spirit the main character Kitaro, played by Wentz Eiji, fights against. The movie is a sequel to the film which is based on the popular manga series by Mizuki Shigeru that first opened last April bringing in 2.3 billion yen.

The yasha (spirit) So Ji Sub plays carries around a guitar that shoots sharp arrows aimed at countries in Asia, and also has musical talent playing each country's music.

Production personnel say they cast So Ji Sub as he fits the image of the spirit very well. One personnel says, "We felt a unique charisma that can express both the yasha's dark side as well as talent."

Meanwhile, So Ji Sub commented regarding his first Japanese work, "I will use as much imagination as I can to express the yasha giving all of myself." He also added, "I know about the series 'Gegege no Kitaro' but spirits such as yasha are not a familiar existence in Korea. If a spirit so cute does really exist, I would like to meet one."

All filming with a special makeup and disguise has been completed but a production personnel added, "Because the entire face is not covered with makeup, you can still see his great face line," a word of relief for fans.

The film is scheduled to open in theatres on July 12th.

source: broasia

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Is Ji Sung falling in love with Lee Bo Young?

Recently, a popular Korean sport magazine has revealed that Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young are in love with each other, which gains much attention from public.

According to this article, this couple has dated since last October and devoted all their rest time to each other.

It's known that one joined birthday party of the other. When the reporter phoned the management company of Lee Bo Young to ask that whether Ji sung and Lee Bo Young are in love, the manager denied it. And the management company of Ji Sung is completely unaware about this.

Ji Sung knew Lee Bo Young when they appeared together in the drama Save The Last Dance For Me in 2004. At that time, he had romantic relationship with the actress Park Son Mi. However, that relationship ended when he joined army in the middle of 2005

The actors and actresses played in Save The Last Dance For Me

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Translation : trangnhung@KST_CICHLID

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Song Seung-hun and Park Yong-ha to Film Fight Scene

Hallyu stars Song Seung-hun and Park Yong-ha will "fight" at a club in Seoul.

The two actors will be shooting a fight scene at an Apgujeong-dong club for the music video for "2008 Love Song."

Song Seung-hun assumes the role of a fight club competitor and member of the mob. Park Yong-ha and Ha Suk-jin play undercover cops who infiltrate the fight club, mob headquarters, as contenders. Park Yong-ha gets in the ring against Song Seung-hun; Ha Suk-jin's cover is blown and he is later killed by the mobsters.

"2008 Love Song" is the follow-up album to Lee Mi-yeon's hit compilation, "Love Song," from 2001. The 2008 version will include popular R&B and ballad songs released in 2004-2008. The music video is set to be released at the end of March.

source: kbs global

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