Jumat, 01 Februari 2013
As part of the celebration for Kim Soo Hyun’s Birthday on February 16, 2013, A Facebook fan page in the Philippines launched an event to celebrate the special day.
Activities include a photo-editing contest which will bring out FIlipino fans’ creativity in expressing their Birthday greetings to Kim Soo Hyun through a picture. The other gives the chance to send out a message for our dear actor.
For more information just Philippine Fan Page: www.facebook.com/KimSooHyunPhils
Event Details: PART I
Part 1: Kim Soo Hyun Birthday Cover Photo contest
The event is open to all Kim Soo Hyun Fans in the Philippines only.
Cover photo must have birthday greetings for Kim Soo Hyun either in English or Korean.
The creator’s signature is required and should only be posted in the lower right corner of the photo.
All entries should be submitted from February 1, 2013-Feb 10, 2013 as a MESSAGE to the page.
Photos submitted will be published for online voting that will end on February 14. 2013
Criteria for judging:
- 50% online votes (number of LIKES & SHARE)
- 50% admins’ choice
The winning cover photo will be the page’s banner from February 16-28, 2013
- 1st place – KIM SOO HYUN OFFICIAL KEYEAST 2013 Diary plus 300 peso load
- 2nd place – P200 load
- 3rd place – P100 load
Part 2: Kim Soo Hyun Birthday Greetings.
Open to Everyone
Maximum of 100 words and should follow this format:
Which character played by Kim Soo Hyun is your favorite?
Everyone can post their greetings in the comments box until February 14, 2013.
Your Birthday greeting will be posted on Kim Soo Hyun’s page in the Keyeast official Site on Feb. 16. 2013.
FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT: www.facebook.com/KimSooHyunPhils
In the episode of JTBC’s Shinhwa Broadcast which is to air on February 3, a cooking contest will take place in which the couples of Shinhwa and Sistar that were formed through the last week’s airing, I Love You More Studio.
Previously, it seemed very tough to make couples when each member of the two groups made their final choice. But couples were formed and they went to market places to buy some ingredients for the contest. Each couple discussed about what kind of food they will make as they drove in an especially designed wedding cars.
Each pair thoroughly went over the list of ingredients, enjoyed a lovely time shopping, and had some snacks together. The way they enjoyed their time together attracted not only the staff’s eyes but also merchants’ at market places. According to the production crew, Shinhwa members carried baggage for Sistar and made jokes as they shopped, generating an atmosphere if they were real couples.
In a wedding car back to the studio, Lee Min Woo made a romantic confession to his wife of the day, Sistar’s Bora. He said, “Will you marry me?” The director Yoon Hyun Joon of Shinhwa Broadcast said, “The highlight of the episode is Lee Min Woo making a romantic confession in his own charming way.”
In the meantime, chef Kang Leo who is also known as the Korean version of Gordon Ramsay appeared and gave objective evaluation of the dishes prepared by Shinhwa and Sistar couples. The process of the whole contest in which the couples look like newlyweds will be aired at 7:35 p.m. on February 3.
Pictures of actors and actresses reading their scripts were released on February 1. Kim Tae Hee and Yoo Ah In, who will appear on the series as a couple, drew a lot of attention.
Besides Kim and Yoo, Jae Hee, Lee Sang Yeop, Han Seung Yeon, Yang Mi Kyung, Yoon Yoo Sun, Lee Hyo Jung, and Kim Seo Ra attended the meeting.
An official for the series says, “It was like watching the real scenes. The actors and actresses read their scripts very well together.” Kim plays the role of Jang Ok Jung and Yoo plays the role of Joseon Dynasty King Sukjong.
The series will give a new interpretation of historical figure Jang Ok Jung as a fashion designer in the Joseon Dynasty. It will air when the current airing series Yawang goes off air in April.
According to CJ E7M on February 1, Yu Bin was cast in cable channel OCN’s original TV series The Virus, which will air in March.
Yu Bin will play the role of a genius hacker named Lee Joo Young. Lee, who is talented and beautiful, supports the team leader (played by Um Gi Joon) in Special Contagious Disease Crisis Management Team.
Park Ho Sik, producer for the series, says, “Yu Bin is beautiful but she also has a tomboy image and that’s why we wanted to cast her in the series.”
He added, “She will play the role of Lee Joo Young, who is free and easy but also beautiful and feminine.”
The series, which contains ten episodes in total, is a mystery thriller about the Special Contagious Disease Crisis Management Team trying to track a fatal mutant virus.
The series will air in March.
Actor Lee Joon Gi recently released a set of black and white self portraits.
On February 1, Lee tweeted pictures with the comment, “I will fly to Japan this time. You came all the way here even though it’s raining. Be careful not to catch a cold. I’ll be back safe and sound. Why is it raining today. I hope Japan is sunny. Peace.”
In the pictures, Lee is smiling for the camera. Even though they are out of focus, his handsome appearance drew a lot of attention.
People responded: “Have a safe trip to Japan.” “He’s handsome.” “He looks good even though they are out of focus.” “I liked him when he appeared on Healing Camp.” “Be careful not to catch a cold.” “It is raining a lot.” “He’s cute.”
Lee appeared on the January 28 episode of SBS’s Healing Camp and showed off his honest appeal.
Singer BoA recently created stir as she was spotted reading a book.
On February 1, the makeup artist Jung Sam Mul tweeted a photo and commented, “BoA always reads books whenever she finds some time on her own. It must be the reason why she is such a good mentor at K-pop whom everyone can agree with. She’s at a commercial shooting now.”
In the picture, the singer is lost in reading during the break between the shooting sessions. She put her long hair into ponytail and is wearing a sleeveless shirt which is cut low to her breast line, showing off her sexy charm.
Netizens who saw the posting reacted: “No wonder she gives a good mentoring that everyone can make a connection to.” “I think BoA is great at managing herself.” “Even her picture of taking a rest looks like a professional shot.” “I find her sexy charm refreshing.”
In the meantime, BoA appears as one of the judges for SBS’s Sunday’s Good- K-pop Star Season 2.
Recently, Sandara Park of 2NE1 drew public attention with her slippers.
On February 1, Park posted a photo on M2day and commented, “The current status of a celebrity whose life seems so fancy. Is this your slipper or mine? That’s the matter. These are mine (giggles).”
Only Sandara’s feet in slippers are shown in the picture, and the slippers altogether read, “♡Dara♡.” Using a smartphone application, she decorated the picture by adding some funny images of a bear and rabbit.
Netizens who saw the posting reacted: “I love you Dara unnie. They look cute.” “They’re such cuties. I mean the slippers.” “They look cute.” “Sandara’s slippers look cute.”
On January 31, 2NE1 was awarded at the 22nd Seoul Music Awards which was held at the SK Olympic handball stadium in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu in Seoul. Park Bom gave an enthusiastic performance although her shoes slipped off and received a loud cheer from the audience.
The band CNBlue (composed of Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk, and Lee Jung Shin) topped the rankings for the first week of February in KBS 2’s Music Bank.
In the live episode of Music Bank that aired on February 1 at the new open hall of KBS building in Yeoido, Seoul at 6:00 p.m., the band’s number “I’m Sorry” appeared at the top of the rankings in K-Chart.
CNBlue was nominated for the top ranking with SNSD. When the rankings were revealed by the end of the episode, all members showed excitement.
After they received the award, the member Jung Yong Hwa said, “We thank our agency, and our dear parents. Especially, we love our fan club whom we’re the most grateful for.” Another member Kang Min Hyuk added, “I’m thankful of all the members. I hope the world tour 2013 will have a good wrap-up.”
The episode also featured performances by Sistar 19, SNSD, Super Junior M, Nine Muses, Moon Hee Joon, Bae Chi Gi, and 2BiC.
Sun Ye of the Wonder Girls, the first “idol” girl group singer to be married, will appear on stage after her honeymoon.
According to a number of representatives of music industry on February 1, Sun Ye will perform at the finale ceremony of 2013 Pyeongchang Winter Special Olympic on February 5 in Pyungchang, Gangwon-do.
The Wonder Girls are the honorary ambassadors of this special Olympics and they are expected to give a grand finale for the event. All five members of the group, including Sun Ye, will be in the performance.
After enjoying her honeymoon to the Maldives, the celebrity will be back on February 2 and will have her first performance as a married woman on a meaningful stage. Many fans are already interested in her activity.
The 2013 Pyeongchang Winter Special Olympics is held from January 29 to February 5, for eight days in Pyeongchang and in Gangneung region. As stated above, the last performance will be by the Wonder Girls.
On January 26 at 10:30 a.m., Sun Ye was married to James Park (29), a five-year-elder Korean missionary who was raised in Canada, at the Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul. The wedding was officiated by her church pastor, hosted by 2AM’s Jo Kwon, and special performances were by JYP Family including Park Jin Young.
It is the third year that Sun Ye and Park have been together. They met first during Sun Ye’s activity in the United States and got closer to each other as they were involved in a volunteer work in Haiti. Sun Ye is the first female “idol” member to be married so far.
In 2001, Sun Ye was cast by SBS’s Park Jin Young’s Project to Train a Talent, 99% Challenge and was trained in JYP. She debuted with the Wonder Girls in 2007 with the first single titled “Irony.” The songs “Tell Me” and “Nobody” were also big hits which made them to be known as Korea’s “idol” singers.
Secret’s Han Seon Hwa attracted attention with a genuine remark.
In February 1’s airing of KBS 2’s Full House, Han Seon Hwa was introduced as the youngest member in the panel.
When the emcee Lee Jung Min asked her, “Are you for marriage?” Han answered, “When I see some of my elder friends who are married and have kids, I sometimes tend to think, ‘Should I also stop what I’m doing and get married?’” and surprised the audience.
She also added, “If I were not working in a girl group, I think I would’ve had an ordinary girls’ life, like dating and marrying at the age of 26 or 27.”
Full House is a program that aims to improve communication within a family by providing wise solutions to some family issues. The cast includes a team from Gag Concert and 13 experts of the field. It is hosted by Lee Kyung Kyu and Lee Jung Min.
Known as the most popular actors of Korea, Song Joong Ki and Kim Soo Hyun, were spotted having similar “destiny.”
The February 1’s airing of MBC’s Section TV Celebrity News analyzed acting careers of Song Joong Ki and Kim Soo Hyun who seem very different, yet similar to each other.
Both actors have risen as the hottest actors last year. Their handsome looks and outstanding acting skills grabbed female fans’ hearts at once. It seems as if their lives intersect at a certain point.
The first thing they have in common is they are both born handsome. It also turns out that each of them has experience to be on TV before they debuted; Song appeared in a quiz show when he was freshman at Sungkyunkwan University whereas Kim was in the cast for MBC’s TV Scoop Wonderful World
Moreover, they both hosted music programs in the same year. In SBS’s drama series Will It Snow For Christmas?, Song played a role of an elder brother who deeply cares about his sister when Kim Soo Hyun portrayed the character who is in love with that sister.
They stood out in Korean historical series as well. Song gave a charismatic appeal as a young King Sejong the Great in SBS’s The Deep Rooted Tree. Kim Soo Hyun, on the other hand, played the charismatic King Lee Hwon in MBC’s The Moon that Embraces the Sun.
Lastly, their movies also made big hits. Song Joong Ki’s movie The Werewolf Boy became a box office hit and Kim Soo Hyun built his reputation through the movie The Thieves.
On February 1, an official for SBS said, “Choi will record the show on February 7 as the first guest. Besides him, two or three more guests will appear on the show.”
Choi gave humorous performances on the TV series King Of Dramas which recently went off the air. He is expected to show off his other appeals through the show.
The new Strong Heart 2 will be a talk show based on people’s lives. It will cover love, work, society, fashion, social networks, and more with various psychologies.
The production crew said, “We think the show will encourage the public to join the show by answering survey questions and sharing feelings.”
CNBLUE’s Lee Jong Hyun recently thanked his fans.
On January 31, Lee tweeted a picture with the comment, “Hello, I’m guitarist Jong Hyun. I was awarded at the Seoul Music Awards. Boice gave me this award, right?”
Lee attended The 22nd High1 Seoul Music Awards, which was held on January 31 in Seoul. In the picture, Lee is holding a trophy and smiling for the camera.
Lee said, “I received lots of love from the public with a good TV series and good music. I want to thank my people from the agency and CNBLUE members.”
People responded: “Congratulations!” “I enjoyed your performance.” “You’re amazing.” “I’m listening to the sound track right now.” “You must feel great.” “He is a good guitarist and a good singer.” “He is great.”
Lee received the OST prize at the awards ceremony.
A video of Won Bin pushing a girl up against a wall is drawing a lot of attention.
An online community posted a video of Won Bin pushing a girl up against a wall as if he is about to kiss her.
In the video, Won Bin is looking at the girl and getting close to her. His attractive eyes and lips drew a lot of attention from many female fans.
The video, in which Won Bin appears as a romantic man, was shot to promote Biotherm Homme as a new commercial for Valentine’s Day.
The brand shot four videos under the theme ‘Four Boyfriend Styles’ and the video was one of them.
The brand opened their official Facebook account (www.facebook.com/biothermkorea) on February 1 to randomly choose people who shared the video through their social networks and give them presents.
Singer Seo In Guk released a teaser video for his new song “I Can’t Live Because Of You.”
On February 1, Seo’s agency announced his return through a teaser video. In the video, Seo is showing off his sweet smile and eyes as a romantic guy.
Even though it was a close-shot, his flawless skin drew a lot of attention. His smile complements the phrase saying, “I need you by my side.”
Seo will soon return as a singer with his new song.
On January 31, a VIP preview for the new animanited film Marine Police Marco was held at CGV Wangshimni, and Lee and Song Ji Hyo, who voiced over Marco and Lulu respectively, attended the preview.
Regarding the difference in personality between his character in the animated film and himself, Lee said, “I want to have Marco’s carefree personality. I’m nicknamed the Icon of Betrayal in Running Man, but I try to be righteous and trustworthy in real life.” At this, Song said, “Lee Gwang Soo is actually very trustworthy.”
Regarding Song’s real personality, Lee said, “Song Ji Hyo is very quick and strong. I think she will be able to solve all the problems by herself before someone gives her help. I think she can survive anywhere.”
Marine Police Marco is a story about marine police Marco who tries to rescue his first love Lulu and the monkey island. It will be released on February 14.
On January 31, the 22nd Hi One Seoul Music Awards was held at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium in the Olympic Park, and lots of singers performed at the awards.
Lee said, “I’m currently learning martial arts for MBC TV’s new drama series Goo Ga Eui Seo, my next project. I’m practicing a lot. I’m trying a lot to get used to martial arts. I just started learning kicking.”
At this, host Tak Jae Hoon said, “I heard you’re as good as Jackie Chan in kicking,” and Lee said, “I think my kicking skill is as good as Jackie Chan’s” and showed off his kicking skill.
Tak said, “You didn’t really spread your leg,” and Lee got laughs by saying, “This is the trend. You don’t spread your leg completely because you don’t really know where you’re going to target.”
At the awards, Secret, Epic High, f(x), 2NE1, Heo Gak, SHINee, Miss A, Psy, Sistar, Big Bang, and Lee Seung Gi received the Artist of the Year.
On January 30, the Love Share Auction was held by the Mecenat Conference and K Auction, and Psy donated his sunglasses to the event.
Starting from the minimum bid of 100,000 won, the sunglasses were auctioned off at the price of 1.6 million won.
People who heard the news responded: “The bid price for Psy’s sunglasses is really high. I guess it’s because Psy is now a world-famous celebrity.” “I hope the money is spent for something good.” “I’m curious about the actual price of the sunglasses. Who bought it?”
On January 31, the 22nd Hi One Seoul Music Awards was held at the Handball Stadium in the Olympic Park. Including the grand prize, a total of eleven awards were given to some of the singers who received the most attention last year. Psy received the grand prize as he built a strong fan base in and out of Korea and led the K-pop boom all over the world.
Secret appeared on the stage as the first winner of the Artist of the Year. All four members, including Zinger, appeared on the stage. Zinger said, “I’m very nervous now because I’ve taken a break for so long. I’ve realized how valuable it is that I can be on stage. Please look forward to Secret’s music for this year.”
Secret received a lot of attention at the awards with their powerful performance.
Miss A, another winner of the Artist of the Year, said, “We want to say thank you to producer Park Jin Young, and our parents and managers. We’ll continuously work hard. We also appreciate all our fans for encouraging us.” Miss A’s Suzy hosted the awards with Tak Jae Hoon.
The winners of the Seoul Music Awards were selected by the ARS popularity vote (20 percent), the sales volume (40 percent), Sports Seoul’s popularity vote (10 percent), and expert review (30 percent).
On January 31, 2NE1 performed “I Love You” at the 22nd Hi One Seoul Music Awards, which was held at the SK Olympic Handball Stadium in the Olympic Park. While Park was singing, one of her shoes suddenly came off, and she just finished the performance with bare feet.
After that, Park tweeted, “Today was a very special day! I was really surprised! It was so sudden. I think it will be a valuable memory. I also remember the funny look on other members’ faces. CL seemed to say okay to me and try to encourage me. After the performance, she said she kept an eye on me because she was worried about me.”
People who read Park’s comment responded: “Park Bom was so passionate with bare feet. She was so professional.” “I think Park Bom knows how to enjoy on stage.” “Park Bom is the best.” “I think other members were also very surprised, but they were all professional.” “Congratulations on winning the award.”
2NE1 received the Artist of the Year at the 22nd Hi One Seoul Music Awards.
On February 1, Story TV, the production company of the series reported that Han was cast as the lead role in SBS TV’s new drama series Jang Ok Jeong Lives in Love.
In the series, Han plays the role of royal concubine Choi, a woman who was born as a person of humble condition but becomes a royal concubine and makes her son a king. As a rival of Jang Ok Jeong (played by Kim Tae Hee), she fights for King Sukjong (played by Yoo Ah In).
Han has constantly prepared for the series despite her busy schedule in Korea and Japan. DSP Media, Han’s agency, says, “Han has decided to appear in Jang Ok Jeong Lives in Love after careful consideration. She has constantly prepared to make her acting debut. She has appeared in some Korean drama series as a cameo and in a Japanese drama series, but this is the first Korean drama series she appears in as a lead character. She’s practicing a lot for the series now.”
The story of Jang Ok Jeong Lives in Love revolves around a setup that Jang Ok Jeong, who used to be a symbol of a bad woman in Korea, was actually a fashion designer in the Joseon Dynasty. It will be a different story from the previous stories about Jang Ok Jeong. The series will start airing in April after Yawang goes off the air.