With its popularity soaring, weekend drama Secret Garden is planning an OST concert to be held next weekend, just in time for the drama’s finale. (more…)
There is nobody that dares to block the way of ‘national girl group’ SNSD. Following the previous year, SNSD has once again taken ‘This Year’s Star Daesang’. They also took ‘This Year’s Artist Award’. But for 2011, what is the girls’ biggest wish?
Actress Ko Hyun Jung and actor Hyun Bin win top poll in “Which celebrities you wish to drink wine on Christmas?”
Ha Ji Won is confirmed as the heroine (Kim Tae-hee’s season 1 role) in “Athena,” the second season of “IRIS.”
Ha Ji Won has also made plans to do filming for the mutant monster film “Seven Remedies” (칠광구), so the management is currently working on a filming schedule so that she can do both the film and the drama.
Be ready for another action-packed season with “Athena (Goddess of War).”
On the 19th, it was reported that the Taewon Entertainment CEO had said that they were in negotiations with Ha. In response, Ha’s management stated, “That is not at all true. She has a lot of other projects that she is deciding between. She has not discussed appearing in IRIS 2.”
Ha already has her next film project lined up, which reunites her with director Yoon Je-kyun from blockbuster disaster film Haeundae. She’ll begin filming in April. Athena, meanwhile, plans to begin filming in June in Italy, then Switzerland, followed by shoots in Singapore, New Zealand, and more overseas locations.
Taecyeon is srsly obsessed with Ha Ji Won lol
2PM WooYoung reveals an episode with actress Kim TaeHee when they were filming for a CF together.
This was during 2PM’s interview on MBC Section TV Entertainment News aired on 1st January while the boys were filming their Coca Cola CF. When asked if he had any special episode with Kim TaeHee when they were filming the CF, WooYoung said, “Actually I said something really cozy.”
He revealed smiling, “I said ‘I shall call you noona’ and she had very readily accepted it. But after that, we did not have any scene together” showing his reluctance.
WooYoung also gave his new year greetings and wish during the interview, “I wish all the members healthy, and continue to be on stage with fans’ support. Everyone watching this, happy new year.”
2PM members also reveal the stars whom they want to film a CF together. The boys were asked with whom do they want to film a CF together and member JunHo chose Shin SaeKyung while WooYoung chose Lee NaYoung and JunSu chose Kim MinJung as their desired CF partners.
Youngest ChanSung chose MC Lee ChaeYoung and TaecYeon chose actress Ha JiWon. And lastly Nich Khun referred to the interview Kim SaeRoom, “I want to film with noona”.
According to online fashion site (atzine.com), actor Jang Geun Suk and actress Han Ye Seul are the best dressed celebrities.
This poll was held from the 14th to the 17th and the two received the most votes from a poll of 800 people, naming them ’2009′s Best Dressers.’
Jang Geun Suk came in at first by taking 44% of the votes. He played the role of a celebrity in his hit SBS drama, ‘You’re Beautiful,’ and thanks to this role, he was able to be dressed in quite fashionable attire that was loved by viewers. His Hwang Tae Kyung outfits even started a fashion trend in Korea and he has been dubbed as ‘Wan-Pan-Nam’ (완판남), meaning that his fashion has become a hit.
Following Jang Geun Suk, Kang Dong came in at 2nd with 28% of the votes, Kim Hyun Joong in 3rd with 18%, Lee Minho in 4th with 7%, Gong Yoo in 5th with 2%, and Ji Hyun Woo in 6th with 1%.
For the females, Han Ye Seul won ‘Best Dresser’ thanks to her simple yet glamorous red carpet looks. She beat Yoon Eun Hye for first with 33% of the votes, but by only 3%. In third was Seo In Young with 13% of the votes, Kim Ha Neul in 4th with 10%, Ha Ji Won in 5th with 7%, and Park Shin Hye in 6th with 1%.
Special childhood relationships are special
Actor Jang Geun Seok was on KBS 2TV ‘Jang GeunSeok Ideal Type World Cup special’ recently when he talked about the special relationship he had with actress Park Shin Hye, they both starred in recent drama ‘You’re Beautiful.
He said, “My mother has once said that she really like Park ShinHye, who lives in the same neighborhood. There was even once when she told me to try out with Park ShinHye as a couple.”
And when asked how it went, Jang Geun Seok, “We hit well together. And so my mother asked me to invite Park ShinHye to our house.”
He also revealed that he had really liked Ha Ji Won when he was working with her on KBS drama ‘Hwang JinYi’.
He revealed during his appearance on that when he was filming for that drama, he really felt that he has fallen in love with her.
“When I was filming ‘Hwang JinYi’, it was the tough period of time after I broke up with my girlfriend. Under this situation, I really liked Ha Ji Won noona during the drama filming.”
He also confessed, “Not just that, I felt really excited when I did the kiss scene with Sung Yuri noona in drama ‘Hong Gil Dong’.”
Meanwhile, during the show, Jang Geun Seok showed the nervous side of him while having to choose between actresses like Ha Ji Won and Sung Yuri for his ideal women.
The show will air on 20th December at 10.25pm.
Scary movies are scary. especially Korean ones T^T
Ha Ji Won’s 2002 horror film Phone [폰] will be getting a remake to be produced by U.S. company Imprint Entertainment in conjunction with Korea’s MiroVision. The news was announced in a December 3 press conference attended by reps from each company, as well as Ahn Byung-ki, the director of the original film.
Imprint Entertainment produced Twilight and New Moon, and will retain director Ahn for the remake in hopes that he will be able to re-create the success of the original, which racked up 2.6 million admissions. Ahn said, “When first making Phone, it was a low-budget film so I wasn’t able to show 100% of what was written in the script. This time, we have secured sufficient funding that I’ll do things I couldn’t in the first.”
Producers are in the process of selecting a cast of American actors. The film has a budget of $10 million USD, and will film in Korea in 2010 with a Korean crew.
Source: E Daily
Considering the recent slump in the Korean movie industry, it was a pretty good year for films, with several big hits breaking box office records, like Haeundae and Take Off, both of which amassed a number of nominations. It was also a good year for the smaller, indie movie, with awards being given to actors of Breathless, and both Kim Myung-min and Ha Ji-won pulling in top acting honors for their performances in My Love By My Side (aka Closer to Haeven).
Top Excellence for Film:
** MOTHER (마더)
Take Off (국가대표)
Good Morning President (굿모닝 프레지던트)
Top Excellence, Actor:
** KIM MYUNG MIN for My Love By My Side (내사랑 내곁에)
Kim Yoon Seok for Turtle Runs (거북이 달린다)
Song Kang Ho for Thirst (박쥐)
Jang Dong Gun for Good Morning President (굿모닝 프레지던트)
Ha Jung Woo for Take Off (국가대표)
aww so sweet! even though I’m jealous but that’s one heck of a guy
On the 2nd, 2PM performed at KBS’s 30th Blue Dragon Movie Awards ceremony and gave a special performance. Member Taecyeon’s clothes ripping ending revealed his abs and made the hearts of many women in the audience flutter. It has also been revealed that his “abs performance” was especially for actress ha Jiwon.
Taecyeon has always listed Ha Jiwon as his ideal girl. Before the Blue Dragon Awards, Taecyeon discussed his plan with Brown Eyed Girls’ GaIn. She told him to “show her your heart by showing her your abs.” GaIn had already been an acquaintance with Ha Jiwon after starring in the movie “The Love By My Side” with her. GaIn delivered this plan to Ha Jiwon through phone before the awards.
The original plan was for Taecyeon to leave the stage at the ending of ‘Heartbeat’ and to rip his clothes in front of Ha Jiwon while Ha Jiwon then lightly pokes his abs. Unfortunately, the ceremony was broadcasted live and Taecyeon had to make do with just showing her his abs from stage.
ELLE magazine has done it again. In the recent campaign for this renowned fashion magazine, their “Share Happiness” put together a special campaign along with famous celebrity models such as Jang Dong Gun, Hwang Jung Min, Joo Jin Mo, Shin Mina, Gong Hyeong Jin, Han Jae Seok, as well as their colleagues and friends, Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Byung Hun, Go Joon Hui and Kim Nam Gil.
The photoshoot is designed to help fundraising some funds to fight the hunger for children of Africa. Their concept is pretty similar than the one Lee Byung Hun took in yesterday’s news, but this time they’re working together with United Nations World Food Program (WFP), in which Jang Dong Gun is the goodwill ambassador for the organization.
Elle mentioned that the photoshoot with Jang Dong Gun was pretty awesome. They all got along and had quite a lot of fun with all the models. Meanwhile, Jang Dong Gun, Lee Young Ae, and Go So Young help to raise some fund donations along with the rest of 93 stars, in this 2 years annivesary of Elle Korea’s “Share Happiness” campaign.
Donghae’s shoot with the lady he called his ‘ideal type’ - Thai model “Pancake…must be a bit nervous, no? haha
-Super Junior’s Donghae & Siwon feat Pancake for I-Spy Magazine
-Ha Ji Won & Han Chae Young for Vogue (Dec. ’09) - separate shoot but I combined them
-Celeb couple Kim Min Hee & Lee Hyuk Soo for Vogue (Dec. ’09)
Of course the Style’s “edgy” Park Gi Ja is the icon of the year
“2009 Style Icon Awards” brought together by Cyon and New Chocolate is held on November 11 evening at Namsan N Seoul Tower Special Air Dome. Kim Hye Soo who received great love for her character at drama “Style” walked away with the “Icon of the Year” award.
The MCs of the awards ceremony are broadcaster Baek Ji Yeon, actress Park Si Yeon and singer Seo In Young.
Icon of the Year: Kim Hye Soon (from drama “Style”)
Actor / Actress: Jeong Woo Sung / Ha Ji Won
Talent (Male / Female): Kwon Sang Woo / Kim Hye Soo
TV Star: Kim Nam Joo
Singer (Male / Female): Drunken Tiger / 2NE1
Model: Kim Young Gwang
New Icon (TV / Movie): Kim Nam Gil / Lee Min Ki
Sports: Choo Sin Soo
Culture Arts: Park Chan-ok Director
Performance Arts: Lee Seung Chul
Beautiful Sharing: World Vision (Kim Hye Ji)
Fun Fearless Female: Ha Ji Won
Fashionista (Male / Female): Kim Seong Soo / Shin Min Ah
Best Popular Icon (Voted By Viewers): Kim Hyun Joong
Special Award: Late Jang Jin Young
That’s right, Hyori, ya got another diva on the show to compete with besides mellow Park Si Yeon!
A preview to the 68th episode of Family Outing, to be aired on 18th October has been released.
The preview showed that actress Ha JiWon will be the next guest appearance, to the delight of the male Family members, and also gave us a little sneakpeek into the little ‘war’ between Lee Hyori and Ha JiWon.
Meanwhile, Big Bang DaeSung will be back with the Family team on this episode too!
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As nice as she looks, she still has somebody she wants to look like- or at least is glad to hear people saying that she looks like Ha Ji Won…
Brown Eyed Girls Narsha has revealed an episode related to actress Ha Ji Won.
Narsha revealed during a recent telerecording of SBS ‘YaShimManMan 2′, “It makes me very happy.” after she was asked the quesiton, “There are many people who say I look like Ha JiWon, how do you feel about it?”.
She added, “There was once when we first debuted, there was one person who came up to me to told me he like me and asked for autograph even though we were not so well known. And he told me I looked like Ha JiWon.”
Other than that, on the show some of the questions posed to Narsha were “Are you not jealous of GaIn who hasbeen gaining much popularity recently?”, “Do you put on makeup to that one eye which is covered by your fringe when you perform Abracadabra?” etc.
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I guess all Kim Myung Min’s anorexic hard work is gettin’ paid off ^^
New film “Closer to Heaven” topped the Korean box office over the weekend in its first week of release.
“Heaven”, which stars actors Kim Myung-min and Ha Ji-won, drew 384,351 viewers between September 25 and 27 to take the No. 1 spot, according to estimates released by Korea Box Office Information System (KOBIS) on Monday.
“The Sword with No Name”, also a new film starring Jo Seung-woo and Soo-ae, followed in second place with 265,211 viewers, while musical movie “Fame” came in third with 130,572.
“Aeja”, last week’s No. 1 movie, dropped to fourth place with 100,648 viewers over the weekend and over 1.13 million to date.
“Take Off” rounded out the top five with 53,211 over the weekend and 7,669,011 since its summer release.
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LOL Koreans have the random-est surveys ever.
In a poll by MaxMovie that asked Koreans “who makes you most want to drink soju after seeing?” 53.8% of the people responded with Ha Ji Won.
People were shown pictures of celebrities and asked which one makes them want to drink soju? Ha Ji Won, the lead of the blockbuster natural disaster movie “Haeundae,” brought in the most votes.
At number 2 was Shin Min Ah with 13.4% of the votes, 3rd was Uee with 12.5%.
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This means NO ILLEGAL DOWNLOADING!!
even though I doubt this problem will get anywhere soon…Kpop fans are all over the world and we don’t have the luxury to go all the way to Korea to buy or download ‘legally’.. so sad
The stars are Kim Tae Hee, Kim Joo Hyuk, Kim Ha Neul, Park Joong Hoon, Song Kang Ho, Shin Min Ah, An Sung Ki, Uhm Jung Hwa, Jang Dong Gun, Jung Woo Sung, Ha Ji Won, Hyun Bin, and more have come together in a studio for the “Good Downloader Campaign”.
The commercial film will be released on October at theaters, cable TV, online, and Busan International Film Festival.
The Korean news site Sportsseoul.com compared all the dresses of those who went to the Mnet 20′s choice awards and came up with this list. See if you agree:
Best =Han Ji Min
Worst = Lee Hyori
Good = Han Hyo Joo
Bad = Ha Ji Won (lol they called it “The Michael Jackson Tribute?”)
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LOL the Han’s got the good dresses ^^
never even thought of them as a couple…this is kinda surprising..
Back in 2006, Jang Geun-seok was a baby-faced, 21-year-old actor transitioning into more adult roles in the hit KBS sageuk drama Hwang Jini, which starred Ha Ji-won as the famous gisaeng. (Okay, he’s still baby-faced.) Three years later, he has admitted to an old crush on his noona co-star back when they played mutual first loves in that drama.
He made the confession at the taping of an upcoming episode of KBS’s Entertainment Weekly, in response to the question, “Have you ever fallen in love while filming?” He answered yes, saying, “When I was filming Hwang Jini, I had a one-sided crush on Ha Ji-won noona. … She’s so beautiful and kind that a person can’t help but fall for her.”
He also named Lee Byung-heon as the actor he’d most like to be like, explaining, “I’m envious of Lee Lee Byung-heon, who displayed such unforgettable acting in the movie Bittersweet Life.”
The segment airs on the August 29 broadcast of Entertainment Relay. Jang Geun-seok’s latest film, Itaewon Murder Case, opens on September 10.
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I noticed a lot of bloggers started to post videos so I’ll just post up the list of winners to save you time ^^
HOT Drama Star (male)
* Lee SeungGi (Brilliant Legacy)
HOT Drama Star (Female)
* Han HyoJoo (Brilliant Legacy)
HOT Movie Star (Male)
* Ha JungWoo (National Representative)
HOT Movie Star (Female)
* Ha JiWon (HaWoonDae)
Why hide the goods you’ve got? That’s the key question here I think