Chinese online movie “The Heirs from the Stars” (“来自星星的继承者们“) has come forward refuting accusations of plagiarism that say that it is simply a combination of popular Korean dramas “The Heirs” and “My Love from the Stars.”
At a production press conference on September 16 in Beijing, the director of the Chinese film said that “The Heirs from the Stars” has nothing to do with the two Korean dramas and that the scenario had been out even before “The Heirs” and “My Love from the Stars” were aired.
The director said, “The title was decided upon simply for the commercial and buzz appeal.”
“Many might point fingers, but if people who watch the movie enjoy themselves, that is enough,” the director said, also reiterating the creativity of the movie and mentioning the possibility of a sequel
Ko Kyung Pyo revealed that he was surprised by Kim Woo Bin’s acting.
On May 29, Ko Kyung Pyo attended media day for film Highheel and said, “I frequently watch the projects starring actors my age.”
He then said, “I think Kim Woo Bin is really good at acting. I was surprised when I watched The Heirs because he’s similar to me in age and has had limited acting experience. I thought, ‘How can he be so good at acting when it hasn’t even been long since he debuted?’ He also has this cool atmosphere about him.”
He revealed, “I found a video with a compilation of Kim Woo Bin’s scenes from The Heirs online. I watched it several times.”
In Highheel , Ko Kyung Pyo played the role of detective ‘Kim Jin Woo,’ who regards detective ‘Ji Wook’ (Cha Seung Won) as his older brother
The “Reply” franchise continues to churn out goodies for fans of the drama. To commemorate the publication of the “Reply 1994” book adaptation on January 16, the cast each signed copies of the book to thank fans for their support.
All seven of the Sinchon boarders took part: Jung Woo (Trash), Go Ara (Na Jung), Yoo Yeon Seok (Chil Bong), Kim Sung Kyun (Sam Cheon Po), Son Ho Joon (Haitai), Min Do Hee (Jo Yoon Jin) and Baro (Binggeurae).
“Reply 1994” couple Jung Woo and Go Ara both signed their names in English, writing the first letter in capitals and the rest in cursive script.
Yoo Yeon Seok’s signature was blockish, and he penned out a “Happy New Year” greeting in clear font
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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 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!
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
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Tan ends up back at the empty apartment, the last place he saw Eun Sang, smiling back at him. He remembers what Dad said to him after the meeting- “Don’t forget this day. You lost that child today as the consequence of the sword you wielded.” Tears start to fall silently out of Tan’s eyes first, but as the sobs rise in his chest, Tan pants for breath and he falls on his knees. He clutches his chest as he cries. Tan walks the streets calling Eun Sang, but the operator is saying the phone number doesn’t exist. Tan weeps, going numb from the pain as he remembers Eun Sang saying bye to him with a smile at the apartment. Tan arrives home and goes to his dad. He tells him that Eun Sang is gone; he can’t find her
Spolier alert! An online community recently posted several pictures from the popular SBS drama “The Heirs.” Actors Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were spotted shooting for the drama in the areas around the East Sea shore.
Many are guessing that these images were taken during the filming for the upcoming episode 17. According to some sources, although he does not appear in these pictures, Kim Woo Bin was spotted as well.
Fans of the drama and fellow netizens commented, “Spoiler…but I wonder what will happen next,” “What were they doing over there?” “I was curious after the latest episode because there weren’t any previews for the next one.”
On another note, Kim Woo Bin is currently very much compared against Yoo Yeon Seok from “Reply 1994″ as both are having one-sided crushes for the main female character of their respective drama
The heroine of the hit drama The Heirs tweeted that she plans to release a remake of Standing Egg’s song You’ve Parted but I Still.
You’ve Parted but I Still was a song off of Standing Egg′s first official album.
S.A.L.T Entertainment, Park Shin Hye’s agency, reported that the actress has always enjoyed listening to Standing Egg’s songs for their sentimental melody and lyrics, and enjoyed recording the remake amidst her busy schedule filming The Heirs.
Park Shin Hye’s remake of You’ve Parted but I Still will be available online on November 15.
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All the heirs are back in school, and now the real story begins.
SBS released preview stills for episode six of its drama “The Heirs” which show Kim Woo Bin and Park Shin Hye practicing a scene. The scene involves Kim Woo Bin purposely tripping Park Shin Hye and then quickly helping her not fall.
Kim Woo Bin remarked on his acting in “The Heirs,” “I am working and thinking hard every day to express Choi Young Do’s emotions. Although he bullies his friends, he has an aura of sadness and lonliness. I will work hard for that sadness to reach out to viewers.”
In episode six, the love triangle between Park Shin Hye, Lee Min Ho, and Kim Woo Bin officially starts, creating a lot of anticipation for the sparks to flow and jealous looks to rise
The online portal site Naver"s web drama "Love Cell," which premiered last week on November 2, 2014, is garnering much popularity a week since its first episode. Here are four reasons why you should watch "Love Cell."
1. "Love Cell" stars top actors and actresses
Actor Kim Woo Bin of the popular SBS drama "The Heirs" stars in "Love Cell," and so does Kim Yoo Jung, a naïve, innocent looking actress. In addition, the supporting actors are popular ones, adding to the drama"s success.
2. Innovative content and characters
Actress Kim Yoo Jung plays the main character Nebi, who is a cat. The fantasy romantic comedy web drama "Love Cell" tells a story of a kitten called Nebi, played by actress Kim Yoo Jung, who has a "love DNA cell
Actress Park Shin Hye has received the honor to become the new model for global electronic payment network Visa.
On November 10th, S.A.L.T Entertainment revealed that Park Shin Hye has been chosen as the new model for Visa. As the previous endorsers were all world-class famous such as Hollywood stars Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Asian stars such as Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, athletes stars Zidane and Rossi so this is considered as one big honor for Park Shin Hye herself and also proves her rising global popularity.
The new TV commercial will use the concept of Park Shin Hye on the red carpet to show the security and convenience by using Visa for online payment.
Visa Korea representative Iain Jamieson said,"I"m glad that Visa will be starting a new advertising campaign on online shopping with Park Shin Hye
The new web drama "Love Cells" has sold its copyrights to U.S.-based streaming website DramaFever, according to its producer, Sidus HQ. According to the agency, DramaFever is one of the largest series-streaming websites in North America. Its monthly subscribers number about 22 million."Through this deal, we"ve realized that not only Korean dramas but web dramas have potential", the production company said in a press release. Unlike TV dramas, web dramas refer to short series with a running time of five to 20 minutes for each episode. They are usually streamed on web portals or on video-sharing sites. With the increasing smartphone population, web dramas have caught on among young people. Sidus HQ, which produces classic TV dramas, tried its hand at web dramas for the first time with "Love Cell". The drama is an adaptation of a romance webtoon, or an online cartoon series, of the same title
Naver, the country"s largest web portal, which claims nearly 70 percent of the market share, has opened a segment for web dramas under its TV Cast service.
And even K-pop groups are appearing in these brand-new dramas, using them as stepping-stones to help them transition into acting careers. Minah of Girl"s Day and Jiyoon of 4Minute both recently appeared in an Internet drama. More than 20 new web shows have poured in since last February. Of these, "See You After School - Drama" and "Aftermath" are two that proved the potential of the phenomenon, becoming the next big thing in the mobile content market. Centering on the story of an after-school club with five handsome high school boys, the fantasy-romance drama begins with a scene in which an introverted girl is invited to join their inner circle
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The DramaFever 5th Anniversary Party was a fantastic time for K-Drama fans.
On Thursday, October 9 online subtitled content provider DramaFever celebrated its five year anniversary. The DramaFever 5th Anniversary Party was held at Toshi’s Living Room, a midtown Manhattan venue which also hosted INFINITE’s MTVK performance in 2013.
K-Drama and international drama fans gathered together for the opportunity to mingle with one another and speak with DramaFever staff. The party featured a live band who performed rousing renditions of K-Drama original soundtrack hits. Attendees also enjoyed the an open bar and appetizers, during the three hour party.
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Party-goers had the chance to see a preview of "Tomorrow"s Cantabile
Korean dramas are really invading the Philippine TV. Aside from showing the original K-dramas like "The Heirs," "Pretty Man," and "Angel Eyes," ABS-CBN
is going to make its version of the 2009 Korean TV series "Two Wives
The original "Two Wives" characters are actor Kim Ho-jin (the husband), Kim Ji-young (the original wife), Son Tae-young (the other woman). On the Filipino version, Jason Abalos will play the husband"s role, Kaye Abad as the original wife while Erich Gonzales is the other woman.
ABS-CBN uploaded the full trailer on September 26th.
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Hefty Line-up of the Hottest New Asian Series Includes Romance, High School and Period Dramas – Made Available for the First Time in the U.S. with English Subtitles and within 24 Hours of their International TV Premieres
DramaFever (www.dramafever.com), the top online video destination for international TV series and movies, today announced a fall lineup that includes four exclusive premieres along with a large crop of other highly anticipated Asian drama series. All will premiere on DramaFever within 24 hours of the original international airings, and with professional subtitles. DramaFever began as the North American home for Korean dramas in 2009 – and has since brought this addictive genre to U.S. Millennials of all ethnicities and backgrounds. The network has grown from 2.5 million unique monthly viewers in 2012 to 10 million in 2013 and more than 20 million today
With the Hallyu wave spreading all around Asia, many celebrities from South Korea have gained additional popularity from such nations as Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, China, and more. Though China has Facebook and YouTube restricted, their Chinese version of Twitter – Weibo – has been an alternative source for K-Pop stars to interact with their fans.
MBC Star designed a chart showcasing the top 10 Korean celebrities with the most followers in China via Weibo accounts. Created by Lee Jooyoung, the image shows a bar graph with the ten most popular stars through Weibo floating above their numbers, in which the top criteria includes the highest number of 250,000 followers.
The list is as follows:
1st: PSY – 245,000 followers
Posting album info, news regarding YG Entertainment, or brand new selfies, he has attracted a wave of dedicated followers throughout his career
The annual award that celebrates achievements in both film and television is back with its 50th edition. The “50th Baeksang Art Awards” airs today on JTBC starting 6:20 PM KST, taking place at Kyunghee University Hall of Peace in Seoul. Watch it live here as your favorite stars from your favorite dramas, variety shows, and films are honored for their work. EXO-K will also be performing today.
Look below for the complete list of nominations.
The “50th Baeksang Art Awards” divides its awards into two categories: television and film.
Actor Kim Soo Hyun is up for two acting awards- Best Actor in Television and Best Rookie Actor in Film. His SBS drama “Man from the Stars” has its name in four award categories
The online voting for the Popularity Award (TV and Film categories) at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards is almost over but the results are still unpredictable.
The Popularity Award is divided in two–the film category and the TV category.
For the film category, the Male Popularity Award currently has Kim Soo Hyun of “Secretly and Greatly” in the lead, with the majority of votes putting him in first place. He is followed by B1A4‘s Jin Young of “Miss Granny” in second place, Kim Woo Bin of “Friends 2″ in third place, Lee Joon of “Rough Play” in fourth place, and Lee Hyun Woo, also of “Secretly, Greatly,” in fifth place
Recently, a company that specializes in online research released the results of a survey for which male celebrity that women wanted to have a date with on March 14, which is White Day (when men give women presents such as flowers or chocolate).
A total of 2,148 women in their 20s took part in this survey to choose among 16 male actors who were particularly popular these days.
Although the competition must have been tough, Kim Soo Hyun came out on top with 30.3% of votes (650) as he gained immense popularity from "You Who Came From The Stars." Following him in second was Kim Woo Bin of "Heirs" with quite a large gap of 13.5% (289).
Third place had a three-way tie with Kim Soo Hyun"s co-star Park Hae Jin, "Emergency Couple"s Choi Jin Hyuk, and "Single Cunning Lady"s Joo Sang Wook