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Super Junior’s Siwon Has Guys Night Out, Shinhwa Gets Trolled and More

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 Super Junior’s Siwon Has Guys Night Out, Shinhwa Gets Trolled and More

Monday has crept up on us once again, and the stars were back on their superstar grind this week.

Read on for more in today′s Twitter Roundup!

2PM’s Wooyoung Instagrammed the above photo on September 16 with the caption, “Love Scratch.”

We guess it’s better than a broken heart?

Taecyeon tweeted a selca on September 15, writing “I’m trying to leave to shoot the final scene of Who Are You, but the drama staff decorated the car~~ㅋㅋㅋ Balloons and even ice cream cake~ I’ll be back~~.”

Lee Min Ho Fans Donate 12 Tons of Rice and More for ‘The Heirs’

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Lee Min Ho Fans Donate 12 Tons of Rice and More for ‘The Heirs’

Wishing Lee Min Ho the best of luck with his drama, fans donated an incredible amount of goods in the actor’s name for SBS’ The Heirs.

On October 7, the lobby of SBS in Mokdong was covered by wreathes sent in by fans through Dreame for Lee Min Ho. The donated items equaled to about 12 tons of rice, which is said to be enough to feed 100,000 people.

The donations were made by fans in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

Lee Min Ho’s Charity Auction Site Freezes Due to High Traffic

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Lee Min Ho’s Charity Auction Site Freezes Due to High Traffic

Lee Min Ho’s charity auction website froze as soon as it was launched, due to high traffic.

Many fans showed their interest in Lee Min Ho’s fashion items from SBS’s The Heirs being sold through the charity auction titled A Present From TANI.

“Lee Min Ho’s clothes that he wore on The Heirs became available through the charity auction on December 16, but the website’s server went down as soon as it launched because the fans logged in from around the world at the same time,” said a rep from the actor’s agency on December 17.

Kim Hyun Joong’s Global Fans Gift Him with 18 Tons of Rice

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Kim Hyun Joong’s Global Fans Gift Him with 18 Tons of Rice

Kim Hyun Joong received 18 tons (~36,000 pounds) worth of rice from his fans from around the world, proving his popularity as a hallyu star.

The fans organized the rice wreaths to be sent to the press conference for KBS′s The Age of Feeling on January 9, at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Nonhyun-dong.

The rice wreaths were sent by his fans in Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia, as well as those from other continents, such as Greece, Brazil, Chile, Iran and more.

Fans celebrate the 26th birthday of TVXQ's Changmin

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Fans celebrate the 26th birthday of TVXQ's Changmin

It is February 18 in Korea which means that it is also the birthday of TVXQ”s Changmin! He has turned 26-years-old (27 in Korea) and fans all over the world are celebrating on Twitter.

SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] “I Need Romance 3″ Episode 10

Hashtags such as “#HappyBirthdayChangmin,” “#HappybirthdaypreciousChangmin,” “#HappybirthdaystrongChangmin,” and more are topping the trends not only in Asian countries like Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand but also worldwide!

Kim Soo Hyun Receives Casting Offers from Singapore and Indonesia

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Kim Soo Hyun Receives Casting Offers from Singapore and Indonesia

With Kim Soo Hyun gaining more popularity across the countries in Asia with his newest drama SBS’s You Who Came From the Stars, Indonesia and Singapore have been out to get him on the screens.

Keyeast Entertainment, Kim Soo Hyun’s agency, told enews, “We’ve been receiving casting offers from Singapore and Indonesia asking Kim Soo Hyun to star in their projects.”

Acting as aliens Do Min Jun in You Who Came From the Stars, Kim Soo Hyun has been taking the heart of many drama viewers with his gentle but charismatic acting.

Lyn’s “My Destiny” from “Man from the Stars” OST Tops iTunes Charts in Asia

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Lyn’s “My Destiny” from “Man from the Stars” OST Tops iTunes Charts in Asia

Solo artist Lyn‘s “My Destiny” from “Man from the Stars” OST has been met with a hot response once again.

As of March 1, the song can be seen on top of iTunes Single Chart in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and in the top 20 of charts in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

“My Destiny” is not the only OST track of the drama to perform extremely well, as popular OST tracks Sung Si Kyung‘s “Every Moment of You” and Hyorin‘s “Hello” are also ranking high.

Lovely Lee Da Hee Models Wedding Dresses in Bali for InStyle Pictorial

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Lovely Lee Da Hee Models Wedding Dresses in Bali for InStyle Pictorial

Actress Lee Da Hee looks lovely in various white wedding dresses for her newest pictorial in the March issue of InStyle magazine. The actress was in the tropical destination of Bali, Indonesia for the photoshoot. The black and white photos show Lee Da Hee looking elegant as she walks through the resort.

In the accompanying interview, Lee Da Hee talks about her stronger confidence and her enjoyment of acting. Lee Da Hee is currently preparing for her upcoming drama “Big Man” which will premiere on April 14.

A $120,000 Fan Meeting with Kim Soo Hyun?

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A $120,000 Fan Meeting with Kim Soo Hyun?

In any given place in China, it’s all about Kim Soo Hyun, and Hong Kong is no exception. Currently, wealthy women and celebrities in China are more than willing to trade insane amounts of money just to sit down at a meal with the ‘Man from the Star.’

According to a Chinese weekly magazine on March 24, the ‘brokers’ who supposedly can arrange these meetings, because it is not an official function, limit the number of attendees to 10, and demand over 1,000,000 Hong Kong dollars (approx. 129,000 USD) per person. However, despite the insane cost, it has been reported that the reactions of clients wanting to meet with the Korean actor has been extremely positive. While this is likely a mere rumor, if it is true, it’s basically an extremely expensive fan meeting for the wealthy. According to this same weekly magazine, similar meetings with stars like Tony Leung and Andy Lau go for about 1,200,000-1,500,000 Hong Kong dollars (approx. 155,000-193,000 USD).

Which Star is the Current Hallyu King?

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 Which Star is the Current Hallyu King?

Korea’s flower boys are planting their seeds in countries all across Asia and beyond, leading the next hallyu wave, but we want to know which star you think deserves the title of Hallyu King.

We’ve listed a few of our favorites below, so read on and vote!

Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho has been leading the next generation of hallyu stars since hitting it big overseas with hallyu favorites Boys Over Flowers and The Heirs.

‘Emergency Couple’ is Sold to Nine Countries

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‘Emergency Couple’ is Sold to Nine Countries

tvN’s Emergency Couple has been crossing the borders with its popularity.

Emergency Couple starring Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk as a once-divorced-couple who meet again as medical interns at an emergency room is a romantic comedy. The 17th episode of the drama recorded its highest viewership rating of 5.9%, ranking number one among all the dramas that air at the same time. The drama announced that it will be extending by one episode.

The drama has been carrying on the popularity beyond the borders. Even before airing the last episode, it has been sold to America, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Cambodia. The drama is currently being discussed for purchase in six more countries around Southeast Asia, Europe and South America.

Kim Hyun Joong Donates 18 Tons of Rice to People in Need

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Kim Hyun Joong Donates 18 Tons of Rice to People in Need

Kim Hyun Joong decided to donate 18 tons of rice as well as ramen and eggs to people in need.

Dreame revealed on June 5, that upon receiving Kim Hyun Joong’s request, it organized 18 tons of rice, 160 ramen bags, 800 eggs and 1,680 coal briquettes to be sent to seven welfare facilities around the country. 600 kilograms of feed has also been sent to animal shelters.

The rice, ramen, eggs and coal briquettes donated by Kim Hyun Joong are from the Dreame flower wreaths that his fans sent over on January 9 to show support for his drama The Age of Feeling. The Dreame flower wreaths were sent over by the fans not only in Korea but also in 23 countries, including China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Philippine, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Greece, Bulgaria, Morocco, Russia, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and more.

An All-Girls-Night Stellar at SHINZU’I White Concert with SISTAR, A-Pink, and Soomin in Jakarta

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An All-Girls-Night Stellar at SHINZU’I White Concert with SISTAR, A-Pink, and Soomin in Jakarta

The active girl-group who swept charts last week, SISTAR, became the night’s highlight and favourite.

With the concentration of the visit of K-pop boy groups to the capital city of Indonesia, ‘SHINZU’I White Concert’ certainly brings an arguably first ever all-girls-concert with SISTAR, A-Pink and Soomin headlining as artists from South Korea. Held at Istora Senayan last week, the venue was filled with an astonishing equal number of female and male fans to chant together in harmony! With an energetic opening act by Crispi Crunch (CC), a duo hip hop crew consisting of CSP and Cheezy who collaborated with former April Kiss member, Soomin. Clad in a sexy see-through top and black shorts, she got the crowd up with party anthems for the first time with unstoppable beats of We ain’t over, Boss Nice Shot, and Thumbs Up (check the CC crew out here).

Actor So Ji Sub wants to be known as a sexy man

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Actor So Ji Sub wants to be known as a sexy man

South Korea’s multi-talented actor-rapper So Ji Sub was in Singapore over the weekends for his first ever fan-meeting tour. Prior to that, an open press conference was held at City Square Mall which saw hoards of fans hoping to get a glimpse of the star. Fans from Indonesia, Hong Kong and Malaysia had also flown in specially for the event and were seen amongst the local Singaporeans.

So Ji Sub captured the hearts of many through his role as Joo Jоong-won, in popular SBS drama Master’s Sun (주군의 태양). The humble man had not expected to receive such a hot response and expressed his gratitude to fans for their support. Drama character aside, the real man is a total opposite from the suave and blunt Joo Joong-won. “I am quite reserved and not very talkative.. unlike my character.”

So Ji Sub Shares He Prefers To Be Called Sexy Over Handsome At Singapore Press Conference

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So Ji Sub Shares He Prefers To Be Called Sexy Over Handsome At Singapore Press Conference


(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to Fast Track Events Pte Ltd)

So Ji Sub visited Singapore for the first time after an overwhelming success of his recent drama, the highly acclaimed “Master”s Sun.” The open press conference at City Square Mall Atrium on August 21 drew a huge crowd of avid fans and supporters from places all over the world such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Upon his arrival, Ji Sub was all smiles as he was welcomed with defending screams from his fans. Ji Sub started the press conference by greeting the crowd and thanked them gratefully for allowing the drama “Master”s Sun” to be so well-received.


(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to Fast Track Events Pte Ltd)

On the character he played in “Master”s Sun”, he shared it is a total opposite of who he is in real life, “I am quite reserved. I am not very talkative. I tried to keep all the things to myself.”

As a professed longtime hip-hop lover, So Ji Sub has recently come back as a rapper with his new single album “18 Years”. He showed interest in wanting to try a different genre but can only stay with the hip-hop genre as he revealed that he is a horrible singer. When being asked about collaboration, he answered humbly “In terms of music, I don”t think I am fit to request for any collaboration as I”m still in the process of learning. However, for acting, I would love to meet the other international actors and actresses from all over the world. I like to experience new things in my career.”


(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to Fast Track Events Pte Ltd)

When asked to choose either a sexy girl or an obedient girl, Ji Sub cheekily confessed that he wants a girl who is obedient in the day and sexy in the night. He also mentioned about his ideal type of girl. “To me, the looks don”t matter. What matter is she has to understanding when it comes to my work and be considerate. We must be able to click.”

On a question “Do you think you are handsome” Ji Sub revealed that he prefers to be called sexy than handsome. He does not find himself handsome.


(Photo : Ong Melin | Special Thanks to Fast Track Events Pte Ltd)

The open press conference wrapped up with So Ji Sub being prompted by the emcee to say a singlish (Singaporean English) phrase “I love you la”.

Watch the entire press conference in Singapore captured by the KpopStarz team!

Special thanks to Fast Track Events Pte Ltd for inviting KpopStarz.com to cover So Ji Sub- Let”s Have Fun In Singapore Press Conference.

Writer: Carmen Tan | Photo Credits: Ong Melin | Video Credits: Ong Melin

Director describes general as "an icon of unity and harmony"

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Director describes general as

“The spirit is admiral Yi Sun-sin who sacrifices his life and devotes himself is something people around the world can emulate from”. So said Kim Han-min, the director of “The Admiral: Roaring Currents”, in a meeting with moviegoers held on August 21 to mark the passing of 16 million in ticket sales. “The 16 million is an incredible number”, Kim said. “I can”t thank you enough. Thank you so much”, Kim said. He also said admiral Yi united Korean people in difficult times and led them to victory. He described Yi as “an icon of unity and harmony”.Viewers asked a series of questions one after another. A middle-aged man said he was able to emulate Yi”s courage to get through a surgery. Then, he handed a letter he personally wrote to Kim. In return, the director gave the viewer a book about admiral Yi. The film “The Admiral: Roaring Currents”, which set a record on August 19 since its release 21 days ago, is about a sea battle victory in 1597, the 30th year of King Seonjo”s reign. Yi had only 12 war ships but beat the Japanese navy who had over 300. Of the 128 minutes of running time, the battle scenes lasted as long as 61 minutes, and were just spectacular and absolutely breathtaking. Kim, who directed “Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon” (2011), a film about a 17th-century war between Joseon and China, has had admiral Yi on his mind for a long time. Born in Suncheon, Jeollanam-do (South Jeolla Province), he has seen many relics related to Yi in his hometown and gotten interested in his story. The film narrates the history in which admiral Yi accomplished one of the biggest victories of the war despite the fact that it was also the most difficult time in his life. Kim said he hopes to make films about other sea battles led by admiral Yi and said his next film is likely to be a historical drama.

Singer Eru cast as the male lead in Indonesian dramas

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Singer Eru cast as the male lead in Indonesian dramas

Singer Eru has been cast as the male lead in two Indonesian dramas!

His label revealed, “Eru has been chosen as the male lead in two of the dramas of Indonesian TV station”s “Bioskop Indonesia Premiere“. He”ll begin shooting in early September.” The singer-turned-actor will be working alongside Indonesian actresses Kimberly Ryder and Natasha Rizki.

The program first aired in 2008, and it quickly became one of the most popular dramas in Indonesia. The dramas he”ll be starring in are titled “Second Change” and “I Love You, Eru“. An Indonesian staff said, “Being cast in two dramas like Eru has is unheard of, but it”s also surprising that one of the drama titles is “I Love You Eru”. This shows just how hot in demand Eru is here.

K-content brings the world together

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K-content brings the world together

Many parts of the world these days are focusing their eyes on things Korean and on both Korean mass media and traditional culture. The trend can be seen by the number of entries received in the “Fall in Love With Korea” contest, an event hosted by the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and publisher of Korea.net. The contest was held from July 21 to August 20 and invited people from around the world to submit self-created content that was somehow related to Korea. The categories covered photography, videos and comic strips or graphic novels. KOCIS received a total of 4,272 entries from 117 countries around the world. Among the submissions were photos featuring hand-made Hanbok, traditional Korean attire, and video clips of war photography from the Korean War (1950-53). There are also some videos of people singing and dancing note-to-note to their favorite Korean pop or hip hop song. A list of the participating nationalities might come as an eye-popper. Entries came not only from Asia, but also from Africa, the Middle East, the U.S. and Europe. Even areas that are comparatively unknown in Korea, such as Aruba in the Dutch Antilles, Andorra in the Pyrenees, Bhutan in the Himalayas, Eritrea in the Horn of Africa and Iceland, all made an entry into the competition. The Philippines submitted the most entries at 672, while Indonesia ranked second with 502 submissions. They were followed by Malaysia (411), the U.S. (313) and Iran (134). Even Israel and Palestine, two bodies in conflict with each other, and, in particular, Syria and Ukraine, both suffering from warfare, contributed to the event, with 11 or 12 entries each. A total of three grand prize winners were recognized: one in photography, one in videos and one in comic strips. There were then 30 second-place prizes and 50 third-place prizes given out. Among the second-place winners, 15 of them were recognized for their excellence and creativity in video-making, 10 for photography and 5 for their comic strips. In third-place, there were 25 videos, 15 photographs and 10 comic strips. The first-prize winning video clip is the creation of Maria Jose Belen Gonzalez Vielma, a 22-year-old Chilean student, titled, “Why I Like Korea”. She said she started learning Korean at the age of 12 when she fell in love with Korean soap operas and telenovelas. As she made friends with a Korean family in her hometown, she got more interested in things Korean. In the video, Vielma sang in fluent Korean, “I Miss You”, by Kim Bum-soo, part of the sound track from the popular 2003 soap opera “Stairway to Heaven“.

Stills of Ji Chang Wook from “Empress Ki” Released

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Stills of Ji Chang Wook from “Empress Ki” Released

Actor Ji Chang Wook is currently filming for MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday drama “Empress Ki.” New stills of Ji Chang Wook were released on October 16. Donning the garments of the Yuan Dynasty crown prince, his eyes are filled with defiance, but also reflect a deep sadness within.

Ji Chang Wook plays Soon Je, born as the crown prince, who must hide the anger and sadness of losing his father underneath the veneer of immaturity in order to save his life. The actor was completely immersed in the role of Soon Je, receiving compliments from those on set.

Yoon Eun Hye Expresses Embarrassment Over Acceptance Speech Mistake

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Yoon Eun Hye Expresses Embarrassment Over Acceptance Speech Mistake

On October 20, Yoon Eun Hye posted on her Twitter, “News. I’m embarrassed about my mistake. Coming down the stairs, I was so nervous I forgot everything. My mind went blank.. But still, thank you to everyone who supported me. I’ll return it from a more humble place. The love I’ve received.”

At the 10th Anniversary Hallyu Awards that was held in Japan on October 19, Yoon Eun Hye was presented with the Korean Drama Excellence Award for the Female Actor category. While delivering her acceptance speech in Japanese, she completely forgot what she was saying, and was forced to resume reading her speech from her palm.