Kim Hyun Joong sends fans his new year greetings through his official website on the 2nd this month.
Kim Hyun Joong and Han Hyo Joo have been awarded the male and female popularity award at 2010 MBC Acting Awards Ceremony.
Kim Hyun Joong recently sat down for an interview with K☆STAR LOVERS magazine and had a nice reflection on his career in 2010 and his goals for the new year.
Actress Goo Hye Sun, best known for her role as Geum Jan Di on the hit show Boys Overs Flowers recently appeared on KBS2’s Talk Show where she promoted her upcoming movie Magic and also shared her thoughts about the famedF4.
First up from the F4 was Lee Minho where she stated: “Lee Minho is a very affectionate person and sociable, somewhat opposite of his persona as Goo Joon Pyo. He treats everyone very well and goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable.”
Goo Hye Sun who has took part in the recent KBS 2TV “Talk Show 樂” program recording has expressed on her activities planning for the second half of the year.
Goo Hye Sun mentioned, “Around the second half of this year, I have plans for a new drama.” She expressed, “The role will be similar as the second of “Geum Jan Di”.” (Geum Jan Di is a character from Boys Over Flowers)
Due to ”Boys over Flowers” aired last year, Goo Hye Sun has gathered rising popularity in Taiwan and Japan etc and has rosen to a hallyu star since then.
On the programme recording day, Goo Hye Sun who has successfully made her advancement into overseas also added on, “The role “Geum Jandi” at “Boys over Flowers” has brought a big turn in my acting life.” And she showed affection while saying.
awww…these two were my favorites in “Boys Over Flowers” 😦 every time Jandi and JunPyo act up, I always can find relief watching this couple♥
Actress Kim So Eun has come out and explained why her relationship with Kim Bum has become awkward now.
Kim So Eun will be appearing on the February 18th episode of Happy Together Season 3 to promote her new drama, A Good Day For The Wind To Blow where she was asked about her relationship with Kim Bum. If you didn’t know, Kim So Eun and Kim Bum were a couple in Boys Before Flowers and were coined as the SoEul couple by fans.
Before Boys Before Flowers, they were actually on really good terms with each other as they were both majoring in film studies at Chung-Ang University. As a result, they got along really well with each other during filming and their chemistry showed.
They maintained contact with each other even after filming ended and also collaborated together on several CFs.
Kim So Eun expressed, “After the drama ended, our relationship became kind of awkward because of all the scandals. Although we still have a good relationship like in the past, we couldn’t contact each other in the aftermath of all the scandals. Even when we meet at the tv station, it becomes very awkward between us.”
Lucky from the Central and South Americas are gonna see Korean actors and actresses on their little TVs soon!
2002 KBS TV series “Winter Sonata” starring Hallyu stars Choi Ji-woo (left) and Bae Yong-joon
A number of Korean television dramas are set to air in several Central and South American countries, according to Korean public broadcaster KBS on Monday.
KBS Media, who sells the network’s programs overseas, announced that they sold the popular TV series “Winter Sonata”(2002) and “Autumn in My Heart”(2000) to Hispanic distributor Latin Media at the “NATPE 2010” conference, held January 25 thru 27 in Las Vegas.
“NATPE 2010”, which stands for the National Association of Television Program Executives, is an annual event attended by television industry officials from all around the world.
Many more Korean dramas — including “Boys Over Flowers”, “Full House” and “Mr. Goodbye” — have broadcasting contract in pending, KBS said, after which they are set to air in Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Puerto Rico.
The Korean broadcaster had been airing its dramas in Central and South American countries for free so far to expand its market and gain viewers. In 2006, “Winter Sonata” and “Autumn in My Heart” were broadcast in 11 countries in the region through a promotional alliance with Korea Foundation.
Hallyu dramas will be shown Arab countries as well. KBS Media is reportedly processing a deal with the region’s satellite broadcaster Middle East Broadcasting Center to air the hit 2009 dramas “Boys Over Flowers” and “My Fair Lady”.
This is a pretty good quality fancam that starts out with a little bit of SHINee’s song “Countdown” (Dream OST) and then transit to “Stand By Me” (BOF OST).
I mean, this is a drama festival after all lol
The drama that started his huge fandom to the Hallyu Wave…how did it start?
When I say “real life”, I do mean real life…they aint no flower boys though =.=; but of course, they got enough dough in their pockets..
After the huge success of Boys Over Flowers, it seems someone thought having a reality show following the lives of four real life rich flower boys would be a good idea. Coming soon to Korean cable channel On Style is Papa Rich (파파리치), which will follow the luxurious life of four young chaebeols. The four players in this show are: Eom Seong Mo, 25 the son of a medical family that owns several hospitals; Yoon Suk Min, 25 son of parents who own a financial group; Kim Hyung Woo, 21 grandson of the K Group; and Park Jae Young, 20 grandson of the M Company.
The show follows their life in which their family’s fortunes puts them in the top 1% of the Korean population in terms of wealth. They have allowances in excess of ₩20,000,000 ( yes, all those zeros are correct – about $20,000) a month, drive luxury foreign cars, and ‘hang out’ with friends in ways beyond what most of us are able to. The four are said to have different and interesting personalities and the show will follow all aspects of their life not just the happy and fun stuff, but also all the stress and difficulties they experience. They grew up going to all the upper class schools, leading somewhat sheltered lives, and have much pressure on them regarding their futures. Hmmm, talk about life imitating art. I wonder if one of them will fall in love with the plucky daughter of a dry cleaner, and then his mom finds out and goes ballistic, but then his best friend falls in love with her too?
Goo Hye Sun looks lovely in her new shortdo while Kim Tae Hee looks glamorous in her updo that night. Congratulations!
Two female main leads who created syndromes for the first and the second halves of the year, Goo Hye Sun and Kim TaeHee respectively, won the best actress awards for the drama series category.
Kim Tae Hee who became popular through this year’s IRIS, said these accepting speech: “IRIS is a precious drama that saved me from deep feelings of self-depreciation. On top of that, to get this big award, I am very thankful. I thank all the staff who made me into a perfect ‘Choi Seung Hee’.” She cried while making the speech.
Boys Over Flowers heroin Goo Hye Sun‘s acceptance speech: “I did not even think that I will get this award but I thank you. It has been a year since the end of Boys Over Flowers and time really passes too quickly. I want to send my thank you to all the actors and the staff who worked so hard. It is also an honor for me to receive this award with Kim Tae Hee Sunbae. Also, I want to thank Lee Minho who so charmingly worked so well along with me. Wow, the Best Actress,,for me, it was an honor just to have worked with the Boys Over Flowers staff. I don’t know what to say for this honor. I want to thank the staff for helping me to make the role so good.”
KBS Award for 2009 ended after all the awards have been given out.
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Year 2009 is a mix of triumphs and failures for the Korean entertainment industry.
The popularity of hallyu, or the Korean wave, continued to captivate fans in different Asian countries, notably Japan and in the Southeast Asian region. One girl band succeeded in entering the Billboard charts.
From the rise of musical and film talents to scandals, 2009 was a vibrant (and bitter) year for Korean entertainment.
Here’s our top 10 stories for 2009:
1. TVXQ and Super Junior lawsuits…
2. Boys over Flowers…
3. Rise of girl bands
The success of Girls Generation (or SNSD), Wonder Girls, and 2NE1 proved that 2009 was a year for female pop groups in Korea. The year marked the rise of girl bands in K-pop. Besides the three, other all-female K-pop groups who’ve made significant impact include Brown Eyed Girls, T-Ara, KARA, Davichi, 4Minute, f(x), and After School. SNSD ruled Korea in 2009 with their song “Gee” and bagged major awards.
4. Wonderful Wonder Girls
Entering the US entertainment industry has been a dream for many Korean artists—one that Wonder Girls successfully fulfilled this year. Not only did Wonder Girls tour with the Jonas Brothers, their song “Nobody” entered the Billboard Top 100, a first for a Korean pop group. They will launch their first US album next year.
5. Jaebum leaves 2PM…
6. Suicide… [Jang Ja-Yeon, Woo Seung-Yeon]
7. Rain’s lawsuit…
8. Korean stars enter Hollywood… [Lee Byung-Hun, Rain, Daniel Henney, Jeon Ji-Hyun]
9. Korean film “Thirst” triumphs in Cannes…
10. Scandals [G-Dragon, Joo Ji-Hoon, Lee Byung-Hun, Super Junior’s Kangin]
On 31st noon, at Seoul Yeouido KBS new building, in the 2009 KBS Drama Award Ceremony, Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong are nominated under the ‘Best Couple Award’ category.
Goo Hye Sun acted in the popular drama in KBS 2TV ‘Boys over Flowers’ as ‘Geum Jan Di’ and was involved in the love triangle between F4 leader ‘Goo Jun Pyo’ acted by Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong. It has attracted the support of many viewers.
During the broadcast of ‘Boys over Flowers’, a portion of the viewers supported Goo Hye Sun and Kim Hyun Joong’s as a couple, there’s also another portion of viewers who were greatly concerned of Goo Hye Sun and Lee Min Ho’s love. The F4 members and Goo Hye Sun continued to maintain their close friendship after the drama filming has completed.
In this award ceremony, the nomination for ‘Best Couple Award’ include ‘Invincible Lee Pyung Kang’ Gir Yong Woo – Choi Myeong Gil, ‘My Precious Child’ Kim Sung Soo – Lee Tae Ran, ‘Hot Blood’ Park Hae Jin – Jo Yoon Hee.
The ‘Best Couple’ will be selected based on 40% netizen votes, 30% professional judge group, 30% reporters vote to decide the final winner.
Also, Goo Hye Sun other than nominated in the ‘Best Couple Award’, she was also nomintated in the netizen selection ‘Most Popular Actress Award’.
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Although 2009 has been bad for some artists, Kim Hyun Joong (SS501) certainly had his big shot this year as a debuting actor.
Actress Ko Hyun Jung (Queen Seonduk) can smile happily in year 2009. Ko Hyun Jung won the ‘Best Actor of the year’ with a total points of 392.8 in the Annual Star Award. Graded by 100 professional judges, Goo Hyun Jung won 49% (392 points), almost half of the total votes and mobile votes of 0.4% (0.8points), winning the champion.
Lee Byung Hun (IRIS) won the 2nd with a total points of 200.2 points. 25% professional votes and mobile votes of 0.1%.
Younger actors are also active and outshine. Idol group SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong and new comer Lee Min Ho who started the ‘Flower boy’ wave after ‘Boys over Flowers’ was broadcast, won 3rd & 4th. They have very high popularity. Both Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Min Ho gain 1% support by the professional judges, but in the mobile votes, Kim Hyun Joong has a total votes of 53.2% whereas Lee Min Ho has a total votes of 39.8%.
The judging method for the Annual Star Award is by adding 80% Professional Votes and 20 % Mobile Votes.
Credit: http://news.hankooki.com + (Chinese translation) xinhm@hyunJoongchina.com + (English translation) SS501UFO.blogspot.com
Kim Hyun Joong stake out for the most promising star in 2010.
Earlier this year, his “Boys Over Flowers” debut express him as a successful actor, as well as his domestic and overseas activities in the second half of the year got a good response.
As well as Korea, Taiwan, etc. Asia countries is the love call. This should continue into the next year and become Kim Hyun Joong’s Year.
Video can be seen here: http://news.sbs.co.kr/section_news/news_re…_id=N1000689647
English Translation: SS501fight@wp
2009 yielded many surprises for the entertainment industry – some good, some bad. While there was an unfortunate series of events that plagued Korea throughout the year, a few chosen ones experienced an explosive popularity that prompted the big question, ‘Where have you been hiding?’
The IS Entertainment team created a shortlist of Korean celebrities who could be classified as an unexpected sensation this year. Here are their biggest surprise celebs of 2009.
Characterized as “beastly idols,” 2PM was unveiled to the public for the first time in 2008 through the Mnet reality program Hot Blood, which documented the rigorous training that JYP trainees undergo. After undergoing a process of elimination, the 7-member idol group was finally formed; they debuted with their first single 10 Points Out of 10 Points. Despite their acrobatic choreography, catchy beats and ridiculously adorable butt dance (which, in my opinion, should have exceeded the popularity of Kara‘s), they did not manage to receive large-scale recognition. However, 2PM rose to stardom when they returned to the music scene with chart-topping tracks like Again and Again and I Hate You during mid-2009. Although Jaebeom‘s MySpace controversy and eventual departure from 2PM created huge bumps in the road for the group, it became an opportunity for both Korean and international fans to unite and demonstrate their support for 2PM with seven members through flash mobs, petitions and charity donations. Recently, 2PM made a comeback as 6 members, sporting a manlier and more mature concept with Heartbeat, which has been snagging awards left and right.
One of the biggest surprises of this year was Kim Yoo Jin, otherwise known as UEE of After School. She joined the girl group in late 2009, but was not well-received by Korea at first. Because of her long and toned legs, UEE was the center of the ‘honey thighs’ syndrome that took the nation by storm. Only four weeks after her debut, UEE was chosen as the advertisement model for a cellphone company, clothing line, and soju brand. Within five weeks, she landed roles in MBC‘s Queen Seon Duk and SBS‘s You’re Beautiful as an actress. Who would have thought this Sohee/Moon Geun YoungWonder Girls rapper Yoobin‘s friend would have risen to fame this easily and this fast? Although some of you may still not be very fond of this long-legged beauty, there’s no denying the fact that UEE has made notable achievements during this year alone – as a beginner in the music/show biz, no less – that grants her bragging rights for the rest of her life. Whether you believe it or not, UEE has contributed to After School’s rise in popularity – so much so, that the group’s comeback song should have been named after her: Because of U-EE.
On the latest episode of KBS Shin Dong-yup and Shin Bong-sun’s Champagne, it was revealed that Jang Geun Suk turned down an offer to play the rich meanie Goo Joon Pyo in the hit drama series Boys Over Flowers!
Jang Geun Suk explained that, as he was looking at potential projects, the two dramas that really caught his eye were Beethoven Virus and Boys Over Flowers. He wanted to do both but felt that Beethoven Virus had more to offer as a learning experience since many senior actors would be appearing on the show. With that in mind, he got a role in Beethoven Virus, and the role of Goo Joon Pyo eventually went to Lee Minho.
Jang Geun Suk seems to have no regrets, and said that Lee Minho portrayed the character well and that, if Jang Geun Suk had taken on the role, it might not have been as good. Perhaps Jang saw the success of Boys Over Flowers and decided to make it up by starring in You’re Beautiful, another show with a large teen fan base.
1.2NE1 – 1st Mini Album
2.G Dragon – Heartbreaker Album
3.Davichi – Davichi In The Wonderland
4.Various Artists – BOF OST
5.BEG – 3rd Album
6.SNSD – Gee Mini Album
7.2PM – Time For Change
8.Big Bang – Remember Album
9.SG Wannabe – 6th Album
10.MC Mong – 5th Album
12. Infinity Challenge – Infinity Challenge album (?)
13. KARA – Revolution
14. Super Junior – Sorry, Sorry
14. SNSD – Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) EP
15. Outsider – Maestro
16. 2PM – 1:59 PM
17. 4Minute – For Muzik (EP)
18. Park Hyo Shin – Gift – Part 1
19. V.O.S – Routine Free
20. SS501 – Rebirth
21. Drunken Tiger – Feel ghood Muzik: The 8th Wonder
22. 8eight – The Golden Age
23. FT Island – Cross & Change
24. K.Will – Dropping the Tears
25. Zia – Orchestra (EP)
26. Lee Seung Gi – Shadow
27. Ivy – Be..
28. SHINee – 2009, Year Of Us (EP)
29. 2NE1 – Fire (Digital Single)
30. December – Yeojaneun nappeun namjareul johwahanda
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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%.
According to South Korean Media reported, a search portal released the most popular search keyword in 2009. MBC Drama ‘Queen Seon Duk’, popular idol group SS501 member Kim Hyun Joong and others, are listed in the 2009 South Korea’s most popular search keywords list.
According to the the search portal’s statistics, among the 2009 hottest Top 10 search keywords, majority are drama names, other than the No.1 search word, ‘lottery’, most other keywords are ‘Queen Seon Duk’, ‘Wife’s Temptation’, ‘Boys Over Flowers’ and other drama names.
As for the person’s name search rankings, SS501 Kim Hyun Joong is ranked No.1, and Lee Min Ho who acted in ‘Boys Over Flowers’ together with Kim Hyun Joong is ranked No. 2. Other than that Korean Figure Skater Kim Yuna, Korean Singer Lee Seung Gi, Former President Roh Moo Hyun who committed suicide and others also entered into the top 10.
T/N: The search portal mentioned here is the Yahoo! Korea. Hyun Joong received the award in Hong Kong on 14 December 2009.
Credit: korea.sohu.com + (English translation) SS501UFO.blogspot.com
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For those who don’t know, Nate and Naver are virtually the two biggest search portals in Korea. So making this chart would mean a lot 😉
Above (Top artist search: 2NE1 2PM SNSD After School Kara f(x) Brown Eyed Girls G-Dragon Lee Seung Ki 4Minute) (Top actor search: Lee Minho Koo Hye Sun Han Hyo Joo Han Yeh Sul Park Bo Young Lee Jun Ki Kim Bum Yoon Eun Hye Shin Sae Kyung Jang Geun Suk)
Usually, being the most searched celebrity on a search engine shows the fame that a certain person has. Well 2009 wasn’t any different for these headline hoggers.
The most searched artists on Korean search engine and media portal Nate.com in 2009 was the new girl group 2NE1. They debuted with their single “Fire” in May of this year. So in over half a year, they became the most searched artists on Nate. What a big achievement considering the fact that 2PM and SNSD came in second and third respectively.
It’s raining Boys Over Flowers craze again! I can’t believe a year has passed already *0*
Goo Hye Sun jjang! She’s so modest in her clothing style these days :-0
The Yahoo! 奇摩 search popularity 2009 awards took part today, GHS who won the overseas female entertainer category came to accept her award. She will be directing a musical movie, and hopes to work with Luo Zhi Xiang (aka Na Ji Sang, who won the best male singer award) in a movie.
(T/N: Luo Zhi Xiang was one of the male MC’s for the 100% Entertainment program that GHS and LMH attended when they visited Taiwan in the summer to promote Boys Over Flowers. Luo Zhi Xiang was the better looking guy who did the nobody dance in the 100% Entertainment program recording that time.)
The Yahoo! 奇摩 search popularity awards 2009 took place at the Grand Formosa hotel in the afternoon. GHS, the female lead for the korean version of “Hana Yori Dango” appeared in a black pant suit, looking cool. This marks her second visit to Taiwan, she pronounced her own name in Mandarin and was surprised that she has such a huge amount of fans in Taiwan.
Her hairstyle was different from her earlier visit. GHS said she opted to change her hairstyle so she can also change her mood as she’s going to start directing her first music movie. She mentioned that an actor/actress only needs to be in charge of his/her role/character, but a director would have to be in charge of everything pertaining to the project.
GHS said she’d be willing to act in a movie directed by a Taiwanese director if the opportunity presents itself. Amongst those in the Taiwanese entertainment circle, she most wishes to work with singer Luo Zhi Xiang. She remarked that he is very humorous.
(the rest of the article pertains to other taiwanese stars).
I really don’t know if she’s joking or not but I don’t think this is a good thing (?) haha but Lee Min Ho knows..
Goo Hye Sun and Lee Min Ho went to Taiwan to promote Boys Over Flower for 3 nights and 4 days. A fact about Goo Hye Sun liking her drinks shocked the audience.
On the 3rd day at the Taiwan Press Conference for Boys Over Flower, Lee Min Ho divulged that, “Goo Hye Sun likes to eat. She likes to drink even more”, making Goo Hye Sun embarrassed and flustered.
Following, Goo Hye Sun spoke in Chinese, “Alcohol is my friend”, making the entire room burst out in uncontrolled laughter. Goo Hye Sun says, “I used to learn Chinese language as a child. While visiting Taiwan, I learn to love the Chinese language even more. When I return home, I plan to re-learn Chinese.” Fans were excited and entusiastic about what Goo Hye Sun said.
Lee Min Ho and Goo Hye Sun also had breakfast on the 3rd with 10 fan members. After having some dim sum for lunch, they left for the airport. About 500 people crowded the airport to bid farewell to these two stars that they barely made it to the plane en route for Korea.
Am I the only one who thinks Yong Hwa did a better job (for the most part at least) at acting out the ‘perfect guy’ character in “You’re Beautiful” as opposed to Kim Hyun Joong in “BOF”?
20 years old Jung Yong Hwa received 3 invitation calls at the same time. This was because Jung Yong Hwa captured the hearts of many female fans in the recent broadcast Korean TV drama ‘You’re Beautiful’ where he acted as a gentle smiling angel, Kang Shin Woo.
He was also selected as the new host in the new series of ‘Sunday Sunday Night’. Comparing to the three years effort to prepare the band which their album will be released in January next year, Jung Yong Hwa expressed: “I feel good in Year 2009.”
With the height of 180cm, Kang Shin Woo showed concern and took care of Go Mi Nam (who disguised herself as a man and joined in the band). He was just like an guardian angel. Because of one towel and one glass of milk, he was given the nickname as ‘Towel Guy’ and ‘Milk Guy’.
Jung Yong Hwa said: “Actually I do alot of research and studies after watching Hyeong Kim Hyun Joong (Brother Kim Hyun Joong) in ‘Boys Before Flowers’. The writers told me not to be too mushy and corrected me alot. It’s a band’s story, therefore it’s good that I know how to play the guitar.”
Jung Yong Hwa was very fond of music when he was in high school. At the same time, they found a planning agency. 4 twenty-year-old boys form the band name ‘CN Blue’. They held promotional activities in Japan before their album debut. Their company mentioned that they have to taste some bitterness (take the hardships) if they want to make music. According to their company instructions, CN Blue began their street performances in Tokyo in May this year.
“Obviously we do not know how to speak Japanese, we had ever been arrested by the police when we performed on the streets. Recently the band’s popularity increased because of the drama. Right now we have been invited to the Rock Music Festival.” said Jung Yong Hwa.
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