Good news for Hyun Bin‘s fans in North America! You will get a chance to catch the actor in his comeback movie and first historical role. It has been announced that his movie, “The King’s Wrath,” will hit theaters in North America in May.
According to a report, a representative of the production company said “The King’s Wrath” is set to open in North American theaters on May 23, with an expected total of 25 cinemas across the continent screening the film. Distribution of “The King’s Wrath” in North America is managed by Dream West, which was also responsible for the overseas distribution of Korean movies such as “Secretly, Greatly,” “Coronary,” and “Friend 2.”
The report said Dream West is looking towards good results for “The King’s Wrath,” with Hyun Bin in the lead alongside director Lee Jae Kyu of the dramas “Beethoven Virus” and “The King 2 Hearts
Lee Min Ho ranked number one as ‘2014 Asian god’ in China (as god is a term used to mean a male who seems to have perfect qualities).
According to the ‘2014 Asian god’ poll taken by Chinese entertainment press media, ddyule, between March 7 and April 6, Lee Min Ho earned 10,013,151 votes, being selected as the ‘Asian Male god.’
Kim Soo Hyun, who recently gained fame in China as the new hallyu wave star, took third place by earning 9,963,038 votes while EXO’s Kris, Lu Han, Lay and Tao also ranked their names in the second, fourth, tenth and eleventh spots, respectively.
The ‘Asian god’ poll is one of the most popular annual events in China supported by over 20 Chinese media outlets. The eleven finalists of the poll included two Korean actors, four Korean idols and five male celebs from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
Now we know that Choo Sarang
takes after her mother Yano Shiho with her "eating broadcast" on "Superman is Back"!
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In the preview for the upcoming episode, Yano Shiho flew to reunite with Choo Sung Hoon and Choo Sarang in Jeju Island for a family trip and took big bites of delicious Korean food, saying, "It"s delicious!" Her adorable "eating broadcast" received alot of attention as it reminded fans of her daughter"s equally adorable "eating broadcast".
Check out all of the "superman" mothers coming to Jeju Island for Lee Hwi Jae"s twins" first birthday party on the next episode this Sunday!
Upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger” released character stills of actor Park Hae Jin as a handsome but serious surgeon.
In the photos Park Hae Jin’s sharp eyes shine as his character, Han Jae Joon. In one photo he wears a crisp gray suit and in another his character is ready for an operation in his scrubs.
In the drama, Han Jae Joon is a genius doctor who was formerly a Associate professor at Harvard University. He is now the head surgeon of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery department at his hospital, the best in the country. His character will be a cool and collected heartbreaker, with his perfect manners and handsome face.
To prepare for his role, Park Hae Jin studied documentaries and videos to become fully immersed in his role as a heart surgeon.
“Doctor Stranger” will air its first episode on April 28
Hallyu top actor Lee Min Ho met with Korean president Park Geun Hye in a meeting about Korean culture and the Hallyu wave.
The two met on April 4 in Goyang, after Lee Min Ho received an invitation from Cheongwadae (The Blue House) and the Korea Creative Contents Agency. The other members of the meeting were important entertainment industry officials, and 200 college students were there to observe and learn about the topic of Hallyu and expanding Korean’s reach overseas.
During the meeting Lee Min Ho said, “I am thankful for the love from the Korean fans, but I also feel a responsibility of spreading out cultural contents as Hallyu to other countries.” The actor talked about the industry should not just see Hallyu as something for profit, but a mean to exchange ideas across borders
Actor Lee Min Ho was reported to have met South Korean president Park Geun Hye on April 4. He was invited to take part in the third meeting of the Committee of Flourishing Culture by the Korea Creative Content Agency. President Park Geun Hye likewise participated in the meeting to discuss the topic of Hallyu.
A rep from the Korea Creative Content Agency said, "President Park Geun Hye is set on making the prosperity of culture be this administration"s main task. As a part of this, Lee Min Ho and a couple of business world leaders went to the discussion to listen and talk about Hallyu contents."
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Park Geun Hye took part in this discussion with nine other people, including the chairman of the Committee of Flourishing Culture, Kim Dong Ho
It’s not uncommon to see celebrity images being used for purposes that were clearly not legally approved. The issue has become so severe for actress Lee Young Ae that her management team has decided to run an ad to caution against the rampant illegal use of her image.
On April 1, Lee Young Ae’s legal team ran an in the major Korean newspapers, cautioning against the illegal usage of Lee Young Ae’s personality rights. According to the ad in question, after the success of “Dae Jang Geum,” there has been several cases of people across Asia claiming to be Lee Young Ae’s manager and/or legal representative. They then used fake identity stamps to sign contracts allowing the use of Lee Young Ae’s image, collecting the money for themselves.
According to Lee Young Ae’s legal team, they are the sole authority in regards to contracts for the usage of Lee Young Ae’s personality rights
It has been reported that actors Kim Woo Bin and Yoo Yeon Suk are looking over roles in the same film.
A representative from Kim Woo Bin’s agency, Sidus HQ, confirmed on April 3 and said, “It is true Kim Woo Bin received a casting offer for ‘Twenty” and is looking over the role. He is currently focusing on filming ‘The Technicians.’ He has been receiving not only offers to star in Korean films but in Chinese films as well. So far we’ve received about 20 offers, and ‘Twenty’ is one of the scenarios we’ve received. We have yet to make a final decision.”
Yoo Yeon Suk’s agency, King Kong Entertainment, stated, “Yoo Yeon Suk received an offer to star in ‘Twenty.’ However, he recently declined the role.”
“Twenty” is director Lee Byung Hun’s new project, which portrays the love story of three men
The upcoming drama “Doctor Stranger” released the first stills of its leading man, Lee Jong Suk.
The SBS drama released three photos of Lee Jong Suk as Park Hoon, a genius heart doctor who struggles to feel accepted and belonged at a hospital in South Korea after being raised in North Korea. In the pictures, Lee Jong Suk shows his character’s burden with his brooding presence. Other photos hint that there will be scenes of Lee Jong Suk in North Korea.
A representative of the drama said about their leading actor, “Lee Jong Suk was able to perfectly understand the warm heart of his North Korean character. He received admiration from the staff and crew with his passionate portrayal.
“Doctor Stranger” will air its first episode on April 28
The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.
Check out the chart rankings for the week of March 23 to March 29 below!
- "That Kind Of Guy"
2. Park Hyo Shin
- "Wild Flower"
3. Lim Chang Jung
- "Ordinary Song"
4. Lee Sun Hee
- "Meet Him Among Them"
5. Baechigi ft. Angli of 3B
6. Orange Caramel
Following The Brain, Kim Soo Hyun will be appearing in another Chinese program.
According to Chinese press on April 2, Kim Soo Hyun recently filmed an interview with a new Chinese program We Who Visited the Stars (translated title) as the first guest of the show.
We Who Visited the Stars is a new program about Korean culture and hallyu wave.
As Kim Soo Hyun’s popularity in China quickly rose after he starred in SBS’s You Who Came From the Stars, the production team of We Who Visited the Stars came to Korea to meet with Kim Soo Hyun.
The interview took place in a café in Apgujeong, while the teaser photos and clips will be revealed in the middle of April to begin promotions for the new show
What may have seemed like an unlikely collaboration turned in to a hilarious moment as Super Junior‘s Kim Heechul shared funny exchanges with veteran actor Lee Soon Jae during the script reading for tvN‘s upcoming drama, “Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit.”
Although Lee Soon Jae is actually much older than the Super Junior member, the plot of the new tvN drama made it so that Heechul had to speak to the veteran actor as if he was younger than the singer.
On April 2, the cast of “Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit” had their first script reading, and the room could not stop laughing at the silly moments. As Lee Soon Jae, Byun Hee Bong, and Jang Gwang act as young detectives who mysteriously turn in to 70-something-year-old grandpas overnight, the three must seek the help of their wiser detective colleague
Singer Jay Park will be joining “Dancing 9 Season 2.” He will be one of the dance masters of the Blue Eye team on the show, which is scheduled to premiere in June.
Already known for his dance skills, Jay Park is a member of the b-boy dance crew, A.O.M (Art of Movement). Just until last year, he acted as the honorary ambassador of the “R-16 Korea World B-Boy Championships.” He also joined his b-boy crew in a spectacular performance at the “One Hip-Hop Festival” held in last September and demonstrated his dance skills through his role in the film, “Hype Nation 3-D.”
“Dancing 9” is the first Korean dance survival show which premiered last year. The Red Wings team took victory winning 500 million won (approx. $470,000) and an opportunity to perform a solo gala show
Photos from the script reading of Doctor Stranger have been revealed.
A set of photos were released on April 1, showing the cast members of SBS’ upcoming drama Doctor Stranger attending the drama’s first script reading on February 11 at SBS′ production center in Ilsan, Gyeonggi province.
The script reading was attended by Jin Hyuk PD, writers Park Jin Woo and Kim Ju as well as the cast members, including Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin, Kang So Ra and more.
Introducing each cast member before the script reading began, Jin Hyuk PD said, “It feels special to be working with Lee Jong Suk again, who worked with me for his debut project. Let’s all work hard together.”
Taking the role of ‘Park Hoon,’ a genius doctor from North Korea, Lee Jong Suk flawlessly pulled off the North Korean accent and acted out the character as if he was filming and further discussed the character with Jin Hyuk PD afterwards
JJCC - written J-J-C-C and pronounced Double JC - has got world star written all over it - literally.
“JJCC stands for Jackie Chan Joint Culture, so it means, with Jackie Chan, let’s spread K-Pop. And Double JC stands for Double Joy Creative, which means, let’s create double the joy,” explained the group’s leader, Simba, in an interview with enewsWorld.
Borne out of Jackie Chan Group Korea, JJCC is the first K-Pop idol group to benefit from being reared by a true international icon - Jackie Chan himself.
Composed of four Koreans (Simba, E.co, Eddy and San Cheong) and one Chinese Australian (Prince Mak), JJCC was created with the intent to spread K-pop and Korean culture internationally. And though the goals might be lofty, it seems Jackie Chan and his Korea Group have taken pains to rear a group that may manage to reach that longevity that eludes many idol groups
Actors Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho are leading the Hallyu wave.
The two have seen a meteoric rise in popularity in China following roles in the SBS dramas “The Heirs” and “Man from the Stars.” They are at the forefront of Hallyu’s advancement into China, which is fast becoming the new focus of Korean entertainment companies over Japan.
Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho’s popularity can be directly measured by their CF work. The two are currently competitive rivals in the Chinese CF market and can be said to be leading the industry. Companies have had to lay down extreme incentives and conduct under the table negotiations in order to sign the two actors. Competition is that intense.
Both actors currently command an appearance fee of around 2 trillion won (~USD$1
You think someone’s popular, and then there’s Lee Min Ho popular. To put things into perspective, actor Lee Min Ho was offered 500 million won (about 470,000 USD) to make a cameo appearance in a Chinese drama. Not bad. NOT. BAD.
Hallyu contents expert Ma Seol said on the March 26 episode of SBS’s “Night of TV Entertainment,” “Lee Min Ho’s per episode pay in China is about 500 million won. But it’s to the point where if he’s not the main character, he can just do a cameo. One place even offered him 500 million won just to make cameo appearance.”
This episode of “Night of TV Entertainment” went on to shed some more light on the sheer scale of Korean drama popularity in China.
In the case of actor Kim Soo Hyun from “Man From the Stars,” one company increased their sales by 40% after using Kim Soo Hyun as a model, and for “Man From the Stars” costar Jun Ji Hyun, the clothes and accessories that she wore instantly became trending items
Lee Min Ho’s popularity in China is beyond what one would expect.
The March 26 broadcast of SBS’ One Night of TV Entertainment featured the popularity of Korean dramas and stars that have struck China.
Lee Min Ho started gaining popularity in the country starting with City Hunter in 2011 and caused a syndrome with The Heirs last year.
Advertisements featuring the actor can easily be spotted around Shanghai, including a street decorated with about 100 meters of Lee Min Ho′s face on both sides.
An expert in hallyu content revealed, “He was offered 500 million KRW (~460,000 USD) to act in each episode of a drama. Even if he can’t appear as the lead actor, they want him to appear as a cameo. Some places have even offered Lee Min Ho 500 million KRW to make a cameo appearance for just one day
Three Days: Episode 6 Recap by Dramabeans
March 7, 5:30 AM. 33 hours, 30 minutes after the sniping.
Cha-young is investigating the tennis court gates at the presidential villa. If the sniper was stationed inside the villa, the gate had to be open to allow a clear shot. But in her interrogation at the end of Episode 5, Cha-young was told that the gates were closed at the time of the shooting.
She times herself running from the gate to the office. Seven minutes. Even if Ham could have made it in 5 minutes, it still wouldn’t be fast enough. The blackout and the shooting were almost simultaneous. There’s only one possible answer: Ham had an accomplice at the tennis court gate — someone else from inside the Secret Service
March 25 marks the comeback of the legendary singer, Lee Sun Hee, and some of her closest junior artists such as Lee Seung Gi, Yoon Do Hyun, Lim Jeong Hee and Gummy, joined her on stage for her showcase.
Lee Sun Hee threw her comeback showcase for her 15th album “Serendipity” where she performed several of her new songs. Lee Seung Gi, Yoon Do Hyun, Gummy, Lim Jeong Hee and Tacapy also performed some of Lee Sun Hee’s greatest hits throughout the years.
Tacapy started off the night with “Smile for a Spell” followed by Lim Jeong Hee’s “Beautiful Country.” Lim Jeong Hee also stated, “I’m so excited and having so much fun that I’m running out of breath. I picked this song because it was what made me dream of becoming a singer