It has been announced in July 2010 that Miss A and Kim Bum were to have a joint photoshoot for the fashion brand EDWIN…and here it is! (finally..)
EDWIN is a growing, high-quality demin brand that is called the “Levi’s of Japan”. Some of their special products can range from $225 all the way up to $700. Moreover, the creators are planning to expand it into the European and American fashion markets. Therefore this is a big deal for a new girl group like Miss A as well as for actor Kim Bum.
Okay, I just saw this preview of Kim Bum in this new TV show. Ever since Boys Before Flowers I’m sure many, many, many girls had fallen for his charming looks, and player personality. Some girls were even lucky enough to fly over seas to go and meet him (more…)
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.”
For the month of April, LG Fashion’s brand HAZZYS will be actively promoting its “Think Green” environmental campaign. They have brought on a group of stars to help push its eco-friendly message and organic T-shirts with a photo shoot. The sales of the HAZZYS 100% organic cotton T-shirts will be donated to an environmental organization.
The brand ambassadors are actors Kim Bum, Lee Soo Kyung, Kim Hyo Jin, Min Hyo Rin, Kim Ji Suk, and Ki Tae Young, and on a purely superficial note, the shoot is very simple but looks lovely.
The prints for the T-shirts are the result of a collaboration with painter Lee Chul-soo. Customers who buy a certain amount over the duration of the campaign will be given a gift and will be invited to a special event for patrons.
The complete list of nominations for 46th Baeksang Arts Awards has been officially announced, and Jang Geun Suk is on the list!
Successfully played a role as the cold hearted Hwang Tae Kyung on Korean Drama ‘You’re beautiful’, Jang Geun Suk has been nominated for the Popularity Award at the 46th Baeksang Arts Awards.
Other popular nominees include: Yoon Sang Hyun (Take care of my lady), Lee Byung Hun (IRIS), Lee Seung Gi (Shining Inheritance), Lee Junki (Hero), Yoon Seung Ho (God Of Study), Hyun Bin (The world we live in), Jung Kyung Ho (Smile, You), Go Soo (Will it snow for Christmas), Ryu Si Won (Style), Oh Ji Ho (Chuno), Kim Bum, etc.
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.”
Korean artists like f(x), SHINee, T-Max, Kim Bum, and Goo Hye Sun have been catching the attention of many countries lately. Japan has shown interest in our idols and have invited them to perform in Japan on April the 24th, for the “NEW GENERATION” event, live in Yokohama. Tickets went on sale today!
●イベント名 「New Generation -Live in YOKOHAMA-」
●日程 2010年 4月 24日（土） 开场15：30 开演17：00
●出演者（予定） SHINee、f(x)、ク・ヘソン、キム・ボム、T-max (SHINee、f(x)、구혜선,김범 ,T-max )
●チケット価格 S席 10,500円 A席 9,450円 一般8,400円
●时间 未定 （公演约2时间を予定）
●主催 株式会社インタラクティブメディアミックス、Group ８
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500 million won = $432,500 USD …holy snap that’s a lot of money @_@
Oh and bb, your silver hair looks ridiculous 😦
Kim Bum, one of the stars of the KBS smash hit drama “Boys Over Flowers,” was questioned by prosecutors for about an hour last week over a legal dispute between his former and current agencies, according to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office Thursday.
The summons came after the president of Eyagi Entertainment, identified only as Hwang, Kim’s former agent, filed a damage suit against Kim and his agency KingKong Entertainment for an alleged breach of contract.
Eyagi Entertainment said it signed a contract with Kim in October 2008 to represent him for the next six years and paid him 150 million won, but that the actor cancelled the contract unilaterally around March 2009 when”Boys Over Flowers” was in its final episodes.
But KingKong Entertainment denied that a contract violation had occurred.
“It’s not a breach of contract by the actor but a dispute caused in the process of merger and demerger between KingKong Entertainment and Eyagi Entertainment. The contract was cancelled as Eyagi did not keep the promises it made during the merger process,” it said. “We are going to take legal steps.”
The prosecution questioned Eyagi Entertainment’s chief in December. It also summoned KingKong Enertainment’s head, identified only as Lee, on Feb. 1 for questioning.
Kim Bum, born in 1989, made his acting debut in the MBC drama “The Daring Sisters,” and rose to stardom with “Boys Over Flowers.”
Cr: The Korea Times
I heard the drama ratings for “A woman who still wants to marry” is pretty bad I hope Kim Bum will continue to do well no matter what!^0^
Kim Bum plays an indie-band musician in his new drama, MBC’s The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, and he shows off some of his own guitar-playing skills in this week’s two episodes, to air on the 27th and 28th. The scene was shot on the 23rd in a Hongdae club; Kim performed live, singing and playing guitar with the band.
In addition, he will contribute a track to the drama’s OST called “The Woman Who Cut My Guitar Cord” (which, if you’ve watched the first episode, you’ll know refers to Park Jin-hee’s character; she cut his cord out of frustration in their first encounter when he refused to stop playing per her request). The song was released via online services today, the 27th.
His long hair…argh makes him looks so much older than BOF days =.=;
Back in mid-December, it was known that actor Kim Bum would star in a new MBC drama titled “The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry”. This drama is the sequel to the hit 2004 drama “The Woman Who Wants to Marry”. Kim Bum will play a playboy character and have a relationship with actress Park Jin Hee, a woman that’s 12 years older than him. His charm and appeal to noona’s older than him makes him the perfect candidate for the role.
The drama isn’t scheduled to air for another two weeks (January 20th to be exact), but photos from the drama have been released in the past few days.
In 2009, Kim Bum starred in “Boys Before Flowers” and also “Dream”. Boys Over Flower was a major success while Dream was quite disappointing. There was also some mumblings of disappointment with his guest appearance on “High Kick Through the Roof”. Hopefully things can turn around for him in this new drama.
yayayyayayayay Han Hyo Joo & Lee Seung Gi won Best Couple!!
I am still updating this list!
Daesang (Grand Prize): Jang Seo Hee (Temptation Of Wife)
Yoon Jung-Hee (Glory Of Family)
Park Shi-Hoo (Glory Of Family)
Kim Sung-Min (Glory Of Family)
Han Hyo-Joo (Brilliant Legacy)
Lee Seung-Gi (Brilliant Legacy)
Moon Chae-Won (Brilliant Legacy)
Bae Soo-Bin (Brilliant Legacy)
Lee Min-Jung (Smile, You)
Jung Kyung-Ho (Smile, You)
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*
ELLE Magazine, December Issue. “Young Guns”.
She went to the same college as those three? lol okay that’s my next stalking place alright XD
[INTERVIEW] Actress Park Shin-hye (Part II – see part I HERE)
10: This is the first drama you’re appearing in since “Kimchee Radish Cubes” a year and a half ago. The break was relatively long this time considering the fact that you debuted in middle school and had appeared in several dramas and films throughout your high school years.
Park Shin-hye: I had taken only very short breaks after appearing in “Stairway to Heaven” in 2003 so I wanted to take a rest and go to school after “Kimchee”. There were some achievements I made while showing myself to people but I myself had a hard time. I’m still young but I was even younger back then. And if I come to think about it, I was just so happy and was having fun about playing the lead role in a movie when I was in high school but if I think about it now, I think I just went for it without knowing anything. I just had so much fun acting back then, not knowing anything about the reality of the entertainment industry or what TV is about. I sometimes think I must’ve been very stupid or simple-minded. (laugh)
10: I think you were able to be under relatively less stress and have more freedom compared to other celebrities your age because you debuted and spent your teens under singer Lee Seung-hwan’s company, also your former agency Dream Factory.
Park: Lee didn’t like making young people do this and that. He was always under the belief that I would make it even if my ratings were bad so I think I too was able not to be pressured about it. I also believed that I needed to experience everything that people my age to in order to express it in my acting and everyone — my parents, managers and Lee — all supported me in that aspect. No matter how much I would hang out with my friends, go watch baseball, go to the theatres and amusement park, they all believed in me. And that I wouldn’t cause any trouble. I don’t think it’s good to keep myself trapped up too much before I turn 20. No matter how often people recognize me and point at me, I like it that I can be just myself when I’m with my friends. And I think it’s a blessing that I can have people around me who help me to do that.
10: You got into Joongang University’s acting major last year and it became a sensation because there are a lot of actors including Go Ara, Kim Bum and Kim So Eun.
Park: All four of us went to our classes so well during our first semester of our first year that people around us thought it was weird. That’s how much we were attached to our school life. Ara was even shooting a drama during that time. And then as Bum and So-eun took leaves to shoot “Boys Over Flowers” and I saw that everyone else was acting, I became a little worried because I was the only one left in school. But I think everyone has a time when they get to do their thing.
Kim Bum and Lee Chung Ah, among others have been served with a lawsuit by their former management agency on the 8th for breaching their contracts.
I Entertainment had filed a lawsuit with the Seoul Central Court on the 8th, requesting for compensation in damages from Kim Bum, Lee Chung Ah, Yoo Yeon Suk and Kim Bum’s manager, totaling to 1.145 billion won (about 995,ooo USD).
According to a representative from I Entertainment, Kim Bum and Lee Chung Ah had signed a 6 and 3 year contract with them respectively last year. But from March 2009, Kim Bum and the others broke off contact with them and started working with other companies on dramas and CFs.
They expressed that because of this breach of contract by them, the company has suffered grave financial losses and are thus seeking for compensation.
And for breaching the contract, they are asking 500 million won from Kim Bum, 160 million won from Lee Chung Ah, 36 million won from Yoo Yeon Suk and 440 million won from Kim Bum’s manager.
The Seoul Central Court has already accepted the lawsuit filed by I Entertainment and will be processing the case shortly.
This shock news comes just days before Kim Bum’s new movie, Flight begins airing in cinemas on 10th December.
This is the December ’09 issue. I think this is based on how Thai fans feel (this is their magazine after all)…and since when did Suju beats DBSK?! whoa and I thought 2PM was a lot more popular…
1. Super Junior – 92.6%
2.TVXQ – 72.1%
3.Shinee – 70.3%
4.Big Bang – 47.8%
5.2PM – 36.8%
6.Girls’generation – 35.3%
7.2NE1 – 25.7%
8.F.T.Island – 24.3%
9.SS501 – 15.4%
10.f(x) – 11.8%
11.Kim Bum – 8.5%
12.WonderGirls – 8.1%
13.Kara – 5.9%
14.Lee Min Ho 5.1%
15.LEE JUN KI / Xing – 4.4%
17.Jang Geun Suk – 2.9%
18.2AM / Beast / U-kiss – 2.2%
Trans by: sharingyoochun@wordpress
Yahoo! Korea Asia Buzz Awards has been opened to the public!
One IP address could only vote 10 times per day. Voting ends on the 4th of December.
- Big Bang
- Super Junior
- Lee Junki
- Lee Seung Gi
- Lee Byung Hun
- Jang Dong Gun
- Jo In Sung
- Ha Jung Woo
- Hyun Bin
- Kang Ho Dong
- Kwon Sang Woo
- Kim Nam Gil
- Kim Myung Min
- Kim Bum
- Kim Joon
- Lee Min Ho
- Kim Hyun Joong
- Bae Yong Joon
- Bi Rain
- Ryu Shi Won
- Song Seung Hun
- Won Bin
- Yoo Seung Ho
- Yoo Jae Suk
- Yoon Sang Hyun
- So Ji Seob
T/N: My Korean friends told me there were rumors about Kim Bum and Hara dating so I had to go look it up. It was even one of the first searches to pop up on Naver.
On the October 31st broadcast of MBC’s “Infinite Challenge” (Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo, Noh Hong Chul, Jung Joon Ha, Jung Hyung Don, Jun Jin, Gil), Jung Joon Ha’s guest Kim Bum picked Park Myung Soo’s guest Goo Hara as his favorite member of Kara.
Thus, Jung Joon Ha called previously mentioned Kim Bum; Gil called Epik High’s Tablo; Jun Jin called fellow Shinhwa member Lee Minwoo; Park Myung Soo called Kara’s Park Gyuri; and Noh Hung Chul asked for Bada’s help.
The first guest to appear was Kim Bum.
Kim Bum, who knows Jung Joon Ha through the sitcom “Unstoppable High Kick,” appeared in a clean black wardrobe with styled hair but then changed into farmer clothes and orange boots. He was complimented by all the members for reaping rice well on his first try.
Kara’s members then came, doing the “Mister” butt dance. After the song ended, Yoo Jae Suk asked Goo Hara if she saw the sign as she came in. Goo Hara replied that she didn’t, and Yoo Jae Suk said the nearby neighborhood was “Guha-Ri.” He then made a pun, “Save us~ Save the rice farmers~” (Goo Hara means to save in Korean) which was met with laughter.
Kim Bum, who enjoyed Kara’s appearance on the show, was asked by Noh Hung Chul who his favorite Kara member was. He whispered to Yoo Jae Suk that it was Goo Hara, who did not hide her excitement at being chosen.
Kim Bum then expressed his feelings by saying, “Can I leave to go on a date with Goo Hara?”
Also, as Kim Bum was harvesting, he approached Goo Hara and Noh Hung Chul pointed them out, saying “Kim Bum and Goo Hara stuck together! He was clearly on the other side but he pushed his way toward Hara.” The mood got even livelier and Yoo Jae Suk yelled, “This rice field is just so animated~” and gave the weary members reason to go on.
On another note, Jung Joon Ha had colitis but shot this episode anyway, which got the netizens’ attention.
Cr: article by Park Eunjoo@ArtsNews
translation by filmsession @ omona_prection
The older guys are gonna take over the younger ones’ spots…let’s see if this comes out good 😉
The movie “71” had first caught my interest for starring young actors Kim Bum and Yoo Seung-ho as student soldiers in wartime, but problems arose when the movie encountered budget issues and the like. The stars dropped out and the production halted for an extended period. Now, the project has changed production companies and been revived with a new title and new stars: TOP and Kwon Sang-woo will be meeting onscreen as the two leads of Into the Gunfire [포화 속으로].
The old title referred to a real incident during the Korean war when North Korean soldiers had invaded and 71 South Korean students had banded together to defend their home (in Pohang, Gyeongsang-do). Kim Bum’s former character had risen to lead the students in the pivotal battle.
With this new casting, Kwon Sang-woo plays a man who enlists in the military after being suspected in a murder and volunteers for the student forces; TOP plays another, more junior student soldier. Actors Cha Seung-won (City Hall) and Kim Seung-woo (IRIS) are in contention for other roles: Cha as a North Korean officer and Kim as a lieutenant leading the 71 young soldiers. Directing is Lee Jae-hwan of A Moment to Remember and writing is Lee Man-hee of A Turtle Runs.
(I’ve made the joke before, but this time I’m honestly perplexed: Does Kwon Sang-woo really not know what his image and/or generation is? I’m not saying that a man can’t take leading roles with younger actors, because Kwon can totally still do the sexy leading man thing. But the role in question is of a student and had previously been filled by Kim Bum — thirteen years younger is a big leap, even if the character has been tweaked. I’m puzzled.)
The film will begin shooting at the end of November or early December, and plans for a mid-2010 release.
World renowned designer Andre Kim awarded ”Best Star Award’ to the top stars in Korea .
27 November, 4pm, at Giheung, Kyonggi-do, Andre Kim Studio’s courtyard, Andre Kim will hold a Christmas Fashion Show ‘Chistmas Fashion Fantasia’ and ‘Best Star Award’ prize giving ceremony.
Nominated Best Male star include:
Jang Dong Gun, Lee Byung Hun, Song Seung Hun, Won Bin, Bae Soo Bin, Kim Bum, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Joon.
Female stars include:
Lee Young Ae, Kim Hee Sun, Choi Ji Woo, Song Yun Ah, Lee Bo Young, Han Hyo Joo, Han Chae Young, Jeon Do Yeon, Kim Yuna, Goo Hye Sun, Han Ye Seul, and others.
Andre Kim reveal: “Best Star Award” grading standards are excellence in acting, good personal qualities, bringing glory to Korea locally and oversea and warm humanitarian act in helping others. 80% of the stars will attend the award ceremony to share the joy with the award winners.
Cr: Seoul Chosun + lovehs@Kim Hee Seon Chinese Website + (English translation) SS501UFO.blogspot.com
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Why not Korea? I thought..This reminds me of Goong -Princess Hour’s actor Jung Hoon (known over there as John Hoon) who also made his singing debut through Japan.
11/8/09 at Osaka Fanmeeting
11/9/09 First release (Check Kim Bum’s Japanese fan club Vega website)
12/16/09 In stores everywhere
1. Intro (For Eve’s Lovers)
2. 성탄 전야(이브)의 하늘 (Christmas Eve’s Sky)
3. 지금, 만나러 갑니다 (I’m Going To Meet Her Now)
4. 지금, 만나러 갑니다 (한국어판) (I’m Going To Meet Her Now (Korean))
5. 성탄 전야(이브)의 하늘 (Instrumental) (Christmas Eve’s Sky)
5. 지금, 만나러 갑니다 (Instrumental) (I’m Going To meet Her Now)
The CD will also include a behind the scenes DVD and pictures. It will be around $18-$19. (1714 or 1800Yen).
Cr: bumsso@wp + kimbum.jp + seoulmates community@lj