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Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Hyun, and Park Hae Jin Give Back to Chinese Fas

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

Actors Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Hyun, and Park Hae Jin are giving back to the communities that have shown continuous support. As the three actors have experienced immense popularity in China, they have decided to give back through donations to local charities and foundations.

Recently, Lee Min Ho started a community welfare project called PROMIZ. The name, which is derived from the term ‘promise’ and the actor’s fanclub ‘MINOZ,’ hopes to use the donations received from his fanmeetings to help the local communities. As the actor had received much love through his recent drama, “The Heirs,” he plans to repay the support through his welfare project.

Furthermore, Kim Soo Hyun also showed his support towards his Chinese fans by recently donating 1

The Four Charms of Choi Jin Hyuk

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

Choi Jin Hyuk seems to have appeared out of nowhere but he is already in his 9th year in acting. He earned fame by acting as ‘Gu Wol Ryung’ in MBC’s Gu Family Book but that took him eight years.

Despite starting out by winning the grand prize from KBS’s acting audition Star Audition in 2006, Choi Jin Hyuk had to build his career for eight years before finally seeing the light.

From acting as ‘Gu Wol Ryung’ in MBC’s Gu Family Book to playing Lee Min Ho’s older brother ‘Kim Won’ in SBS’s The Heirs and most recently as ‘Oh Chang Min’ in tvN’s Emergency Couple, he has been gathering the interest of many with his ripened acting abilities.

Meeting with enews in a café near Samcheong-dong, four different charms of Choi Jin Hyuk were explored

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye Ask to Postpone Concert, Lotte Objects

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

The Heirs” stars Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have been caught in a dilemma.

Originally, the two actors were going to be attending the four-day ‘Hallyu Star Family Concert,” put on by Lotte at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul. However, in light of recent events concerning the capsized Korean ferry, Lee Minho and Park Shin Hye, in addition to the other stars in attendance, requested that the event be postponed. Lotte objected. The shows on April 19 and 20, which are going to be for Korean fans, have already been postponed. But Lotte was firm in that the April 18 concert, which is for international fans, must remain as scheduled.

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have been continuously requesting for a later concert date through today (April 17), but it is likely that the concert will be held as planned

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye Continue to Request for Hallyu Event to Be Postponed

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

While the situation is still up in the air, onlookers are watching to see if Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye will attend a hallyu event.

After jumping to incredible popularity after SBS’ The Heirs, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have been picked out as 2014’s hottest hallyu stars. Their popularity in China is especially unimaginable, with fans from overseas naturally coming into Korea to see them.

In the midst of this, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were scheduled to attend theFamily Concert with Hallyu Stars, organized by Lotte Duty Free for April 18, 19, and 20 at the Jamsil Gymnastics Stadium.

However, with the recent events of the sinking passenger ferry on April 16, the entire nation has been expressing their sorrow with the broadcasting, music, and movie industries postponing and canceling programs and activities

f Krystal Thinks CN Blue’s ‘Can’t Stop’ Will Be a Big Hit

By in News posted Oct February 24th, 2014 No comments

The last round of stars’ reaction to CN Blue’s new songs has been revealed.

Starting February 18, SBS CN Blue’s comeback show Can’t Stop has been posting reaction videos from stars on its website, featuring Park Shin Hye, Yoon Do Hyun, IU, Kim Woo Bin, Park Hae Jin, Park So Hyun, Song Eun I and ZE:A’s Kwang Hee.

On February 24, the last reaction video featuring f(x)’s Krystal, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and Kim Tae Woo’s interviews was revealed.

Having acted alongside CN Blue’s Kang Min Hyuk on SBS’s The Heirs, f(x)’s Krystal said the song will be dae-bak (a big success) as soon as she listened to it.

Being close friends with CN Blue’s Lee Jong Hyun, Kyuhyun described CN Blue as a ‘selfish group,’ for having both the good looks and musical talents

“The Heirs” Writer, Kim Eun Sook, Decides on Next Project

By in News posted Oct February 18th, 2014 No comments

Writer Kim Eun Sook, who has penned such hits such as “The Heirs,” “Gentleman’s Dignity,” and “Secret Garden,” has revealed the story line for her next drama.

Hwa and Dam Pictures, which will be in charge of producing Kim Eun Sook’s next project, announced on February 18 that the working title of the drama is “Descendants of the Sun.” Centering on people who work at disaster scenes, the story will follow how the leads will slowly open up to each other through sacrifice and consideration amid the desperate situations they encounter. According to the production company, this drama will be a human melodrama of a blockbuster level difficult to be found among Korean dramas.

“Descendants of the Sun” will be co-produced by Hwa and Dam Pictures and Baruson Entertainment

Which SM ‘Coupling’ Are You in Love With?

By in News posted Oct February 18th, 2014 No comments

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we definitely still have love on the mind.

Coincidentally, SM artists have been coupling up for one reason or another, but we want to know which matchup is your favorite.

Remember this is all for fun, so read on, and don’t forget to vote!

Kyuhyun and Seohyun

After dominating the K-Pop scene with their respective idol groups, Super Junior’s maknae and SNSD’s maknae met on the musical stage for The Moon That Embraces the Sun.

The curtain may have fallen on this stage couple, but Kyuhyun and Seohyun’s awkward kiss scene will forever be etched in our minds.

Jonghyun and Taeyeon

SM Entertainment mobilized its top vocalists for SM The Ballad’s second album, which features a duet by Jonghyun and Taeyeon, Breath, just in time for the winter season

Which Idol Actor’s Return Are You Looking Forward to the Most?

By in News posted Oct February 4th, 2014 No comments

Idols will be showing off their acting abilities once more as they take on various acting projects in the coming months, and we want to know who you can’t wait to see the most.

From dramas to films, the idols are covering all the bases, so read on and vote for your favorite below!

JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun

Production for upcoming SBS drama Three Days is well underway, and male lead Park Yoo Chun has been giving it his all since filming began in December.

From script readings to physical training, Park Yoo Chun has been showing enthusiasm for his new role, even working through the holidays in preparation for its premiere this month.

FT Island’s Seung Hyun

After crossing over into the musical world, starring in hit musicals like Jack the Ripper and The Three Musketeers, FT Island’s Seung Hyun will take on the big screen in upcoming film No One to Trust in the World

Lee Min Ho attracts 5,000 fans for his Seoul encore concert

By in News posted Oct January 19th, 2014 No comments
Lee Min Ho attracted 5,000 fans who got to see the handsome actor in real life during his Seoul encore concert on the 18th!


SEE ALSO: Lee Min Ho reveals which line was the most difficult to say on "Heirs"


Lee Min Ho held his encore concert, "LEE MIN HO GLOBAL TOUR-MY EVERYTHING IN SEOUL ENCORE", with 5,000 fans in attendance at SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium on the 18th. 


Royal Pirates opened up the concert and once the fans called out Lee Min Ho"s name, the actor entered the stage as he crooned "My Everything". As if he couldn"t make them swoon anymore, Lee Min Ho also showcased his vocals with "Pieces of Love" and Kim Bum Soo"s "Last Love". He also put on his sunglasses and joined special guests MonsterZ to get the crow wild with performances of "LOVE MOTION" and "My Little Princess"

“You who came from the stars”: Episode 5 Recap

By in Drama Recap posted Oct January 1st, 2014 No comments
RECAP: FIFTH RECORD Min-joon saves Song-yi from falling overboard, and as he puts her to bed, she pulls him down to her to give him a kiss. She murmurs, “You’ve gone crazy,” but it’s more to herself than to him, believing herself to be dreaming him up. She hushes him from speaking and sighs, “Yeah, I was too lonely all this time and it’s been hard on my body. I’m even dreaming up sexy dreams now. It’s time I married. Hormones are honest.”Drifting off to sleep, Song-yi curls into Min-joon’s coat for warmth—the one he’s wearing, which pulls him even closer to her. Looking completely out of his element (well, even more than he is, for being an alien and all), Min-joon carefully extricates himself. As soon as he exits, he overhears scary hyung Jae-kyung confirming with his secretary that “it” has been completed, without witnesses, and that if not for somebody being greedy, he wouldn’t have had to do this

‘The Heirs’ Lee Min Ho Says Kim Woo Bin is a Mature Friend

By in News posted Oct January 1st, 2014 No comments

Lee Min Ho talked about acting alongside Kim Woo Bin in The Heirs.

After starring as an 18-year-old high schooler who throws out everything for love, Lee Min Ho talked about Kim Woo Bin, who acted as his rival and a friend throughout the drama.

In a recent interview with Newsen, Lee Min Ho said “I was in America to film the first four episodes and came back to Korea to film the fifth episode, and that’s when I met Kim Woo Bin for the first time.”

“The first time I acted with Kim Woo Bin, I could feel the energy out of him,” continued the actor. “I felt sure that the drama would involve an intense love triangle, if it was going to involve an actor like him. And I guessed right.”

As the popularity of the drama increased, many fans started dividing into fans of Lee Min Ho versus fans of Kim Woo Bin, with the press also focusing its attention on the two male actors in the drama

2013 KBS & SBS Drama Awards – Ending The Year With A Bang

By in News posted Oct December 31st, 2013 No comments

The live blog team is currently running on dangerous amounts of caffeine, and I’m pretty sure I just saw a purple elephant fly by the window but the show must go on. So far we’ve covered the all three Entertainment Awards from KBS, SBS, and MBC, the SBS Gayo Daejun, and the MBC Drama Awards. Now, we will be ending the year with a bang by proving live blog coverage of the 2013 SBS Drama Awards AND the 2013 KBS Drama Awards,  which are airing later today at the same time.

First, I’m going to shake my fists at these broadcasters for not separating their awards out. After that’s done, we’re happy to announce that we will be covering both awards at the same time here at Soompi. This is going to be an interesting way of finishing the year, that’s for sure

Lee Min Ho Talks About Why He Chose ‘The Heirs’

By in News posted Oct December 31st, 2013 No comments

What made Lee Min Ho choose to star in the drama The Heirs?

Even though the drama was a success, many of his fans had worried in the beginning that his role in The Heirs overlapped with the one he played in Boys Over Flowers.

They were similar in that they were both 18-year-olds from a multi-millionaire family, who goes against the parents and falls in love with a poor girl.

Differentiating the two characters was a task for Lee Min Ho to solve.

In a recent interview with Newsen, Lee Min Ho expressed his respect for the drama writer, Kim Eun Sook.

“I thought that when a man is around 26 or 27 years old, that’s when he can pull off both manly charisma and innocent boy’s charm

Lee Min Ho vs. JYJ’s Park Yoo Chun

By in News posted Oct December 26th, 2013 No comments

In this week’s K-Pop Battle, we’re spotlighting two stars who have successfully crossed over into various realms of the entertainment world.

From a popular idol who has proven himself as an actor to a flower boy actor with a sweet voice, let us know which multitalented star deserves to win by voting!

Lee Min Ho

With SBS drama The Heirs coming to a successful end, actor and sometimes singer Lee Min Ho has his upcoming encore concert to look forward to.

Fans in Korea have expressed their excitement for Lee Min Ho’s My Everything finale concert to be held on January 18, snatching up all of the tickets as soon as they went on sale on December 19.

The decorated actor has not only lent his vocals to various OSTs, Lee Min Ho even released a mini album, My Everything, earlier this year

Kim Woo Bin Grew Up With Lots of Love From His Family Unlike Choi Young Do

By in News posted Oct December 21st, 2013 No comments

Although his character from The Heirs grew up with no love, Kim Woo Bin said that is not the case for him.

On December 18, Vogue Girl magazine released photos of Kim Woo Bin, who posed quite comfortably as he shot out charisma with his simple glances.

It’s said that it was on the photo shoot of this magazine that he watched the last episode of The Heirs, making the interview focus a little on his character, Choi Young Do.

“Unlike Choi Young Do in The Heirs, I was raised with a lot of love from my parents,” said Kim Woo Bin. “We even have a family Kakaotalk chat room. And I’m really close with my little sister who is three years younger than I am.”

Now that the drama was over, he was asked what kind of things he wants to try these days

“Man from the Stars” Hits the Right Notes in Episodes 1 & 2

By in News posted Oct December 20th, 2013 No comments

The new SBS drama “Man from the Stars” kicked off on December 18 taking over the Wednesday/Thursday time slot from Heirs. I will be covering this fantasy rom-com for Soompi on a weekly basis. Please be sure to check in and share your thoughts about this drama!

Summary

When Do Min Joon landed on Earth 400 years ago, he didn’t realize how much he would dislike living there. He doesn’t age, making it very hard to build relationships with other people, and his super abilities like extra sensitive hearing and the power to stop time don’t seem to do him much good. It’s understandable that over time Min Joon has developed a very cynical outlook towards human life. How will this viewpoint change as he interacts with the loud and opinionated actress Chun Song Yi? As fate would have it, these two already have a deep connection, a connection which spans over 400 years

Lee Min Ho’s Encore Concert for Global Tour Sells Out in 2 Minutes

By in News posted Oct December 20th, 2013 No comments

Within two minutes of opening, all 5000 tickets for Lee Min Ho’s concert were sold out.

Actor Lee Min Ho will be holding the finale of his 2013 global tour “My Everything” next January 18 at the Olympic Park Handball Gymnasium in Seoul. Ticket sales began on December 19, and were sold out two minutes after sales opened at 8:00 PM KST. It was revealed that tens of thousands of fans tried to make reservations simultaneously.

The charity auction of Lee Min Ho’s clothes from “The Heirs,” which took place on December 18, saw ten thousand fans trying to access the site in the first second after the event began, causing the server to go down. The auction reopened the next day, and was concluded within 43 seconds.

Lee Min Ho’s agency, Starhaus Entertainment, is organizing the upcoming concert, and they say that in order to maximize the stage space, they will be making use of a central stage, as well as four huge screens in all directions to fully capture Lee Min Ho’s appearance

Lee Bo Young, Ji Sung are Top TV Stars in 2013 Gallup Korea Poll

By in News posted Oct December 20th, 2013 No comments

Gallup Korea interviewed 1702 people of both genders over the age of 13 between November 1 and 18. They asked interviewees to name two actors or actresses who were outstanding in 2013. Gallup Korea released the results of their survey on December 17.

2013’s top two spots were taken by married couple Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung, with 11.0% and 8.1% of votes respectively. Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung have had a great 2013, each starring in well-received dramas and finally getting married after a seven-year romance. They received support across all age groups, but were most popular amongst those in their 30s and 40s.

In first place, Lee Bo Young has had two huge hits this year, with KBS daily drama “My Daughter Seo Young” and SBS drama “I Hear Your Voice

“The Heirs” Couple Park Shin Hye and Kim Woo Bin Win Popular Overseas Actor Award in China

By in News posted Oct December 19th, 2013 No comments

Park Shin Hye and Kim Woo Bin, two of this year’s industry aces, have received the Popular Overseas Actor Award at the 2013 Anhui TV Drama Awards!

The show hosted by television channel Anhui was held on December 18 in Beijing. Before the actual award ceremony, the two stars were surrounded by local fans when they made an appearance at the red carpet. Despite the chilly weather, the loyal fans waited for hours in order to get a glimpse of their favorite “The Heirs” couple. When Park Shin Hye and Kim Woo Bin finally entered the scene, they were met with loud cheers full of excitement.

The beautiful actress wore a chic black dress with delicate lace details, where as the handsome actor went for a sharp suit and finished the look off with a bow. The two certainly fit well together in their matching black outfits

Jang Geun Suk Discusses “Beautiful Man” and His Acting Career

By in News posted Oct December 18th, 2013 No comments

Actor Jang Geun Suk just might revive “Beautiful Man”’s flagging ratings with his willpower.

Jang Geun Suk is currently starring in “Beautiful Man.” He once said that he would like to make a name for himself as an actor, and it’s clear that his strong willpower is still ever present.

Playing the male lead Dokko Ma Te on KBS 2TV’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Beautiful Man,” Jang Geun Suk is undeniably the center of the drama, and his name cannot be omitted when one brings up the drama. However, the drama hasn’t been doing too well in the ratings battle, with the recently ended “The Heirs” eating up most of the viewership pie. With two new dramas from SBS, “Man from the Stars,” and MBC, “Miss Korea,” starting tonight, we will just have to wait and see which card viewers end up picking in this drama shuffle