In under four months, the number of people following actor Lee Min Ho on Weibo has – wait for it – doubled.
Currently, the hot Hallyu star is followed by over 20 million fans on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, Weibo. He is the first Korean actor to reach this great milestone, and considering that not even all Chinese superstars have such a huge amount of followers on Weibo, this a significant record overall.
A representative of his agency commented on March 9, “In the evening of March 8, the number of people following Lee Min Ho on Chinese Weibo passed 20 million. He is the first Korean actor to reach these digits.”
On November 24 last year, merely around 100 days before doubling the amount, he reached 10 million followers on Weibo. This means that on average, he gained 100,000 new friends every day, and lately the number has been as high as 300,000
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
Dynamic Duo‘s Choiza and solo artist Lim Kim have joined their forces, or in this case voices, for an upcoming track by producer Philtre.
This will be the two talented musicians’ first time to work together. The track is said to be a modern interpretation of the 90′s sound, and the lyrics will express the feelings that one experiences at the edge of love in a detailed manner.
Recently, Soyu x Junggigo have proven the appeal of male-female duos with their catchy love song, and it will be interesting to see whether the collaboration between Choiza and Lim Kim will turn out just as successful as theirs.
Philtre’s agency Amoeba Culture commented, “This song will show you the ‘end’ of emotions and sensibility
Actress Im Joo Eun will be joining MBC’s “Empress Ki” as a new female antagonist.
***WARNING: SPOILER ALERT***
According to several broadcast officials on March 6, Im Joo Eun will make her first appearance on the show in mid-March. She is playing the role of Bayan Khutugh, based on the empress of the same name from the Yuan Dynasty, and will become the next empress in the drama, unseating Empress Tanashiri (Baek Jin Hee).
Bayan Khutugh (Im Joo Eun) stands against royal concubine Ki Seung Nyang (Ha Ji Won) in a manner different from the ferocious Tanashiri, and will develop a different structure of conflict, both with Ki Seung Nyang and Tanashiri. Entering “Empress Ki” mid-run as the new female antagonist, Im Joo Eun’s character has a lot of weight on her shoulders, and it will be interesting to see how things play out, and how things change
CN Blue’s Lee Jong Hyun expressed his admiration towards f(x)’s Krystal.
During March 5’s broadcast of MBC’s Radio Star, the MCs brought up CN Blue’s Kang Min Hyuk’s chemistry with f(x)’s Krystal in the hit drama The Heirs, and how he said couldn’t stop laughing because she is too cute.
Kang Min Hyuk answered, “I was being honest when I said that. Krystal is three years younger than me, and she has a cheerful personality. Most of the cast members were similar in ages, so when we all filmed together at the school, she was really cute and nice to the oppas.”
Then the MCs spotted Lee Jong Hyun shyly turning his head away as he heard this and asked, “Do you have a crush on Krystal by any chance?”
Then Lee Jong Hyun brought out laughter by saying, “How did you know?”
He said, “I became a fan [of Krystal] when I watched The Heirs because she came out really pretty and charming
CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa revealed the truth as to why he decided not to appear in The Heirs.
During March 5’s broadcast of MBC’s Radio Star, the MCs brought up the fact that Jung Yong Hwa’s dramas, after appearing in You’re Beautiful, have not achieved great success in terms of viewership rating.
At the time he acted in Future Choice, SBS’s hit drama The Heirs was airing. Even though he received casting offer from The Heirs, Jung Yong Hwa turned down the offer, and instead his fellow CN Blue member Kang Min Hyuk ended taking a role in the drama.
“To be honest, I knew the drama would do well, since it was written by writer Kim Eun Sook
When you’re as handsome, talented and successful as Jung Yong Hwa, there is bound to be a handful of rumors surrounding you, especially regarding girls!
The CNBLUE leader took time to clear up some of those rumors involving himself and popular actress Park Shin Hye and Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun on the latest broadcast of “Radio Star.”
Jung Yong Hwa explained, “Park Shin Hye is just a friend. She comes to our concerts a lot too. In the past, she came to one of our concerts and my mother was there too.”
He continued, “She and my mother exchanged greetings but people started to think that she was close with my parents. I am close with Park Shin Hye but because of all of those rumors, I can’t even make our friendship noticeable
On MBC"s "Radio Star" this week, CNBLUE"s Jonghyun dished on his affections toward f(x)"s Krystal (or Soo Jung).
The MCs said to Minhyuk, who played her boyfriend in "Heirs," "You said that you automatically smile because our Soo Jung is so cute." Minhyuk replied, "She"s really cheerful, was really good to the oppas when we filmed in the school, and so on."
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Kyuhyun then said, "Does Jonghyun like Krystal too? Your expression is a bit dark," so Jonghyun said, "I monitored the show and her character was really refreshing and pretty, so I became a fan. That is why the members and I have talked to her altogether on the phone once
CNBLUE"s Yonghwa appeared on the March 5 installment of MBC"s "Radio Star" and dispelled all dating rumors of him and former "We Got Married" partner, Girls" Generation"s Seohyun.
Kim Gu Ra brought up the dating scandal first, saying that people wondered if the two were actually dating because they worked together so well on "We Got Married." There were claims that the two lived in the same villa and that people witnessed Seohyun getting into CNBLUE"s van.
SEE ALSO: Yonghwa talks about a popular female idol asking for his number + why he turned down "Heirs"
Regarding this, Yonghwa said, "We do live in the same villa, but different buildings. As for the van, the license plates are very similar
Jung Yong Hwa went into the details on why he rejected the role of Choi Young Do on the hit SBS drama, “The Heirs.”
On March 5, the CNBLUE members were guests on “Radio Star” and during the broadcast, Jung Yong Hwa explained why he chose “Marry Him If You Dare” instead of “The Heirs.”
When asked, “Why did you reject Kim Woo Bin‘s role on ‘The Heirs?’ Jung Yong Hwa answered, “Anyone would say it was an attractive role but I wanted to try something other than a student role.”
He continued, “Also, because Park Shin Hye was the female lead, I thought it would be bad for us if we kept doing dramas together.”
Jung Yong Hwa acted with Park Shin Hye in the past for “Heartstrings” and “You’re Beautiful
The boys of CNBLUE appeared on MBC"s "Radio Star" on March 5 where member Yonghwa talked about getting asked for his number by a popular female idol and turning down the offer to be in drama "Heirs."
Kyuhyun said, "I heard CNBLUE"s popularity among girl groups is no joke. An anonymous tip tells us that a top A-level girl group member wrote a message to the manager asking for Yonghwa"s phone number."
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Yonghwa acknowledged this as true but said he did not give his number merely because she was not his style. Answering the MCs questions, he admits that if she were his style, he would have accepted her as a new friend.
Kim Gu Ra made everyone laugh by saying CNBLUE told him in the past that they did not want to date because it was all about the music, but they"ve changed a lot since then
CNBlue made a guest appearance on MBC talk show “Radio Star” on March 5, where Jung Yong Hwa revealed that he had previously been hit on by a girl group member.
“Radio Star” MC Kyuhyun asked Jung Yong Hwa whether he had ever been targeted by any popular girl group members before. Jung Yong Hwa replied, “There have been occasion(s) where I was asked for my number.”
Kyuhyun continued, “According to an anonymous source, a girl group member gave you her number by giving you a note through her manager.”
Jung Yong Hwa answered, “That’s true but I didn’t give her my number. She wasn’t my style.”
MC Kim Gura added, “This friend (Yong Hwa) used to be focused solely on his music, but he has changed a lot
CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa confessed that he was once hit on by a member of a girl group.
During recording of MBC’s Radio Star, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun asked, “Have you ever been hit on by a member of a popular girl group?” to which Jung Yong Hwa answered, “She did ask for my phone number.”
Then Kim Gura made everyone laugh by saying, “They [CN Blue members] used to only care about music before, and now they’ve changed.”
Jung Yong Hwa also explained his dating rumors with Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Seohyun, who appeared on We Got Married with him, as well as his scandal with drama co-star Park Shin Hye.
The CN Blue member also talked about the stories involving his casting in drama The Heirs, gathering everyone’s attention
Kim Woo Bin will appear on variety show "Four Guys One Girl" as the maknae "
son" of the on-screen family!
SEE ALSO: Kim Woo Bin updates fans on his busy life after "Heirs" and poses for the cover of "The Star"
His agency SidusHQ rep told OSEN on the 5th, "Kim Woo Bin is in the middle of filming MBC"s "Four Guys One Girl". He is filming at Chuncheon, Gangwondo and as much as it is a reality show, he went without his manager."
Kim Woo Bin has been making his rounds on variety shows with his recent guest appearance on SBS" "Running Man"s Australia special and will follow with "Four Guys One Girl".
Kim Woo Bin"s appearance will air later this month or early April. The actor is also awaiting the crank-in of his upcoming film "The Technicians"
CNBLUE "can"t stop" when it comes to attracting fans with their handsome voices, visuals, and charms. All of these traits were featured on their guerilla date!
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"Entertainment Relay" met up with CNBLUE and their BOICE during the guerrilla date which aired on March 1.
When asked about the fierce competition of comebacks this month they said, "The other artists besides CNBLUE who are making a comeback this time are impressive." Jungshin shared their mindset for this comeback, "Now we want to enjoy pursuing our music without caring about that."
The reporter also asked, "Which member do you think rose [in popularity] the most during the past year?" Yonghwa gave his opinion, "During "Gentlemen"s Class", Jonghyun rose the most and during "Heirs", Minhyuk rose a lot
Actor Kim Woo Bin simply oozed with charm for his cool photo shoot with “The Star” magazine.
Kim Woo Bin’s dreamy photos were released on February 28 as part of the March issue for “The Star Magazine.”
In several shots, Kim Woo Bin sprawls in the folds of an ornate carpet rug and looks devilishly handsome while at it. His smoldering look and sexy poses especially worked surprisingly well with the interesting photo shoot concept.
Even the photographer praised him saying, “Out of all the stars I’ve seen, he is among the few photogenic stars.”
Kim Woo Bin told “The Star,” “I’m even busier after ‘The Heirs.’ Starting March, I’m going to be filming the movie, ‘The Technicians.’ I’m busy preparing for it right now
Kim Woo Bin made the room just a bit warmer with his hot cover for "The Star
"s March issue!
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Kim Woo Bin lied down a rug with a mix-and-match of casual and dressy attire, making fans wish they could fall asleep right next to him.
Kim Woo Bin updated fans, "I"ve become busier after "Heirs". Starting early March, I will enter filming for film "The Technicians". I am working hard to prepare for it... Although I want to play and drink until morning, I am really thankful for the work I have now."
When asked, "A person who receives such love should also know how to give love, right?" The actor shared, "Receiving love is a happy thing
Actress Park Shin Hye will is the next “morning angel” for “1 Night 2 Days!”
On February 28, Park Shin Hye’s agency S.A.L.T. Entertainment announced, “Park Shin Hye just finished filming a fun episode of KBS 2TV’s ‘1 Night, 2 Days’ in Jangheung, Jeollanam-do.”
The morning after the cast had spent the night, Park Shin Hye utilized a unique wake-up strategy and then spent the rest of the day participating in fun activities with the cast members. It has been reported that the members enthusiastically cheered when they discovered that their morning angel was none other than sweet and lovable actress, Park Shin Hye.
The episode featuring Park Shin Hye on ‘1 Night, 2 Days’ will air on March 2.
Actress Park Shin Hye has garnered love from the public for her roles in various dramas and movies such as “The Heirs,” “Flower Boys Next Door,” “You’ve Fallen for Me,” and “Miracle in Cell No
StarHaus Entertainment, home to actor Lee Min Ho, released four never-before-seen photos of the actor on February 24. These photos are from Lee Min Ho’s pictorial for clothing brand Bench‘s S/S collection.
Filtered black and white, the photos capture Lee Min Ho sharp features and large eyes. The star of the SBS drama “The Heirs” looks mature, stylish, and luxurious, like his drama character, Kim Tan, all grown up from his teenage years.
After completing “The Heirs” in December of last year, the star has been busy with overseas promotions, but is now buckling down to prepare for his upcoming role in the film “Gangnam Blues.” ”Gangnam Blues” has been described as an action noir film, which will show another side of the actor as he channels the intensity and physical fitness needed for his role
Fans of actor Lee Min Ho all over the world will temporarily have to wait a bit more to have the chance to see him in person. According to a news agency report, Lee Min Ho would have to decline the offers for him to tour beginning April, since his film “Gangnam Blues” will start shooting. His last overseas event will be in Yokohama, Japan in March.
“We will have to postpone all the performances planned because he will need to focus on filming for the time being,” Lee Min Ho’s rep said in a statement.
Throughout 2013, Lee Min Ho held events in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, including stops in Malaysia and the Philippines, for an eight-city tour. The success was seen to continue and he received a rush of requests to visit other places elsewhere around the globe. His visit has become an event for a particular city that foreign fans book travel packages around his performances