Changmin, Choi Si-won, Donghae carry out duty on stage 2016/05/28, Source, Changmin, Choi Si-won, and Donghae, who are serving military duty as conscripted police officers, joined 2016 U Clean Campaign Concert in Southgate Plaza of Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul hosted by Money Today.
The event has been arranged by Money Today and National Information Society and supported by several government ministries and Seoul City. The campaign is to bring the alertness to the youth, about internet and smartphone addiction, and good cyber etiquette along with other meaningful related programs,...More
Choi Si-won and Changmin on military vacation 2016/04/11, Source,
Super Junior member, idol turned actor Choi Si-won and TVXQ member Changmin are enjoying their military vacation.
According to those who witnessed the two, Choi Si-won and Changmin were enjoying their relaxing moments, taking a walk with their friends in Namsan in the afternoon on April 11th. They did not cover their face and wore comfortable casual clothes. It seemed that they were having a great time, taking photos and having a conversation together,...More
[Funcurve Review] "She Was Pretty" 2016/02/13,
If you've ever seen the American movie, "The Truth About Cats and Dogs", then the premise of "She Was Pretty" will be immediately familiar to you. A below-average looking girl asks her gorgeous best friend to pose as her when she reunites with the man that she secretly had a crush on as a child. Since this is a somewhat novel storyline in the Korean drama world, I was intrigued by how "She Was Pretty" would execute the mistaken identity plot. Honestly, I was hoping that the mistaken identity would only be used as a hook or a comedic twist. Unfortunately, it serves as the central tension, for which the drama becomes both predictable and prolonged,...More
Choi Si-won and Changmin enlist in the army 2015/11/19, Source, Choi Si-won and Changmin arrived in an SM entertainment van at the Korea Army Training Center in Nonsan, Chungnam. The two enlisted quietly around at 1:40 PM on November 19th.
They will serve as a conscripted policeman of which service is equal to a regular military service, after having finished the fundamental army training there,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 16 - Final 2015/11/11,
Don't let the brief illusion of conflict a few months into Hye-jin and Seong-joon's separation fool you. Through and through, the finale of "She Was Pretty" is just more sickening cuteness. The drama has kind of turned into candy. It's delicious to consume but after a certain point I just worry that it's going to make me sick. So it's fortunate that the drama is over, and that it saves the cutest possible moment of all for the last scene,...More
Choi Si-won to Work with UNICEF to Help Children 2015/11/11, Source, Choi Si-won of boy band Super Junior will serve as a special representative for UNICEF, SM Entertainment said on Tuesday. Choi has participated in the organization's various activities including the fight against AIDS and a campaign to help children in earthquake-hit Nepal,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 15 2015/11/05,
I never noticed before how Hyeok kind of acts like a criminal mastermind. Just listen to the way he outlines to Seong-joon all the clues that have been scattered along the way. At any moment Hyeok is ready to just bust out with bwa ha ha, it was me all along you fools! Except that Hyeok isn't actually a villain and his secret identity is only a plot point that was brought up to solve the mostly arbitrary conflict regarding the threat to Most,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 14 2015/11/04,
As much as I try to avoid the fact "She Was Pretty" is incredibly repetitive. And yet for this normally irritating flaw the cuteness consistently, constantly makes up for it. I simply cannot get enough of Seong-joon and Hye-jin cheering each other up after a tough day. It's the mutual effort that really gets to me. It starts out with one of them trying to cheer up the other but by the end it's impossible to tell who's improving whose mood because they're both just having so much fun,...More
Choi Si-won's Latest Chinese Film to Open Festival in Seoul 2015/10/31, Source,
The biannual Chinese Film Festival opens its three-day run on Friday in Seoul. Launched in 2006 with the aim of expanding cultural exchanges between Korea and China, it is hosted alternately by the two countries. In its 10th year, this year's event features films by some renowned Chinese directors as well as hit movies that swept the box office in China this year,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 13 2015/10/29,
The first half of this episode is mostly just standard romantic comedy escapism fluff. Hye-jin and Seong-joon are cute together- full stop. There's all sorts of fun stuff here, but my favorite touch is how Hye-jin's upbeat attitude is mostly unchanged. It's just slightly more upbeat, so of course everyone notices the change. Seong-joon, as usual, does not give away anything with his stupidly stone cold face,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 12 2015/10/28,
The opening of this episode somewhat hilariously completely undercuts the entire emotional catharsis of the last one by revealing that the situation of Hye-jin's friends was nowhere near as extreme as Hye-jin had been assuming. Well, except for Seong-joon. It turns out that simply being in close proximity to Hye-jin is not enough to make people happy. Other life challenges often take priority, because there's just so much to do on a daily basis,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 11 2015/10/22,
Once the initial confrontation is resolved, "She Was Pretty" quickly closes into dreamlike mode as the real Hye-jin is able to meet Seong-joon on equal terms for the first time since childhood. This sequence begs all sorts of questions- if the reencounter is this magical, with fluid atmosphere, warm fuzzy feelings, and little heart lights everywhere, why did Hye-jin want to put it off so badly? What was she scared of? If she and Seong-joon had such a genuine connection, isn't it obvious that this would shine through, whatever Hye-jin's face looked like in the present day?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 10 2015/10/21,
Hye-jin is in a very dour mood this episode. The reason actually is not because Seong-joon appears to have up and declared his love for, although that's definitely a contributing factor. The real issue is that Hye-jin has abruptly realized that her attempt to retain the nostalgic cluster of their childhood romance has failed rather miserably. For all Hye-jin's promises to put an end to this charade once and for all and leave Seong-joon's life, there's always one more excuse preventing her from making a clean break,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 9 2015/10/15,
At first glance the cliffhanger last episode was all about Hye-jin- Hye-jin, the beautiful woman who finally decides to actually put in the effort to look pretty instead of coming to work every day looking all frazzled. But as is usually the case for "She Was Pretty", nothing could be further from the truth. Hye-jin's new appearance actually ends up having very little to do with Hye-jin herself- note how her upbeat behavior is unchanged. It's the other characters who look at Hye-jin in a different way,...More
Super Junior's Eun-hyuk Begins Military Service 2015/10/15, Source,
Fans gather to see Eun-hyuk (front) off as he enters a military unit in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province on Tuesday. /Newsis
Eun-hyuk of boy band Super Junior started his compulsory military service on Tuesday. The singer was seen off by two of his band members Leeteuk and Kangin, and thanked his fans for coming such a long way to support him despite the chilly weather,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 8 2015/10/08,
Hye-jin does not act like a main character. This episode makes it clear that this isn't just a matter of situational context- Hye-jin makes an active effort to put the needs of other people before her own. Hye-jin accepts abuse she should not accept out of a strong moral belief in doing the right thing and encouraging other people to be all that they can be. Hye-jin's attitude is heroic- but irrationally so. And as we see here, Hye-jin's lack of success is fairly clearly not due to lack of talent so much as it is an unwillingness on her part to expend personal effort selfishly,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 7 2015/10/07,
As was to be expected, the road trip for work purposes ends up being almost completely derailed- sometimes to a point so absurd to as to be barely believable. But it's all in keeping with Seong-joon's character. Seong-joon is so used to everything proceeding in an easily predictable way that he has no way of anticipating or reacting to unforeseen turnabouts. Seong-joon expects lackeys (like Hye-jin) to do all the work. And of course, there are times when simply acting superior isn't of any help at all,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 6 2015/10/01,
The opening portion of this episode is mostly a competition to see who can show the most love to Seong-joon. As usual the comparative analysis is, well, pretty obvious. Hye-jin does the best that she can within reason. Ha-ri doesn't do a very good job because she's just pretending to be a kind person when she isn't really. And Hyeok just...well, you ask for help from Hyeok, there's not really any guarantee that he's going to do it correctly. To Hyeok the right way is the fun way- no exceptions,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 5 2015/09/30,
We've got the usual hijinx here of Hye-jin fumbling around Seong-joon, trying to keep stupid secrets, and the symbolism for how this relates to the biggest secret of them all is pretty difficult to ignore. Ditto with Ha-ri- the bit with the shoes practically hits us over the head with how yeah, this is a metaphor for the stupid choices Ha-ri is always making, even when explicitly warned. The tendency of these plot points to be so recurring can, at times, be a tad repitive, and that's the main flaw of "She Was Pretty",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 4 2015/09/24,
I really like all the chararcters in "She Was Pretty". They just have such very distinct charms. Take Hye-jin as an example. Yes, as Seong-joon points out, she is loud and proud in a way that is not necessarily justified by life circumstances, however much effort she puts into her work. But it's this very dogged quality that makes her such an impressive protagonist- one that's easy to identify with, because I think we've all had to make a major save that wasn't necessarily appreciated, since technically speaking everything is the fault of the lower-ranked person,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 3 2015/09/23,
Ha-ri is one of the stranger contradictions in the drama. She acts like the main character even though that role is actually filled by Hye-jin- although neither Ha-ri nor Hye-jin are aware of this. Beyond that, though, Go Joon-hee puts in a surprisingly compelling performance. Just look at her squirming around, trying to think of the best way to resolve the Seong-joon situation in a way that meets Hye-jin's rather eccentric specifications rather than just dumping the guy,...More
Viki to Co-produce First Original Series 'Dramaworld', Homage to Millions of International Fans of Asian Dramas 2015/09/18,
Groundbreaking New Show Premieres Early 2016 In Partnership with China's Jetavana Entertainment, Korea's EnterMedia Contents, Third Culture Content
Viki, the global TV site powered by fans, today announced its first Viki Original series, "Dramaworld". A 10-episode comedy-drama set in Los Angeles and Korea, the groundbreaking new show is written in English and Korean specifically for the fast-growing global fan base of Asian dramas. The show-which stars an international cast, including Korean drama actor Sean Richard and Justin Chon of the "Twilight" series and cameos from K-pop and K-drama celebrities Choi Si-won, Han Ji-min -will begin filming late September in Seoul and will debut worldwide exclusively on Viki.com and later on partner sites in early 2016,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 2 2015/09/17,
Seong-joon (played Park Seo-joon) is Hye-jin's first love. In the past Seong-joon was fat and generally unlovable. In the present day, though, Seong-joon is mainly a cipher. There are frequent subtle hints that Seong-joon was influenced for the better by Hye-jin- that she taught Seong-joon how to calm himself down and have confidence in himself. Then there are more confusing moments where Seong-joon appears to have taken this advice as a license to act like a total jerk,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "She Was Pretty" Episode 1 2015/09/16,
Hye-jin (played by Hwang Jung-eum) is a woman in her twenties who looks and acts like a woman in her late thirties. Her best friend Ha-ri (played by Go Joon-hee) is fashionable and popular, with a veritable army of handsome shirtless men always on call to save her from any minor inconvenience. So...why's Hye-jin the lead character? Isn't Ha-ri the glamorous kind of person who's always the protagonist of romantic comedies? In fiction even frumpy girls are gorgeous,...More
Hallyu stars featured in Chinese movies 2014/07/22, Source,
Hallyu stars are making it big in the Chinese film and drama industry.
For the past few years, Hallyu stars have been appearing in Chinese dramas, but it's been a common thing for them to appear in movies as well.
Drama casting is an important factor as it has everything to do with viewing percentage, but in films, ticket sales affect the success of the movie.
Like Hollywood cast Lee Byung-hun and Rain to target the Asian market, it seems like China shares a common purpose for doing the same,...More
[HanCinema's Idol Actors] An Introduction to Idol Actors 2014/06/07,
For most involved fans of Korean pop music (K-Pop) and Korean dramas (K-Drama), it is common knowledge that these two were and still are the biggest forces behind the 'Korean Wave' or 'Hallyu'. With K-Pop making the start in the 1990s and dramas taking off around the early 2000s, they soon became a two-member powerhouse of cultural exports for South Korea.
Due to that power, and in a an effort to enhance their marketability, these two industries often collaborate. Kpop artists and other musical artists being featured in the soundtracks for dramas is common practice, but another form of that collaboration is the casting of idols in series. In a business sense, this is good for both parties. Musical artists get to promote their image and music to drama audiences and dramas get a boost in popularity and can sell better abroad, where these artists and K-Pop in general have a big fanbase,...More
Kim Myung-min: "Intense filming made me lose weight" 2013/01/03, Source,
Korean actor Kim Myung-min lost 4 kilos during the course of filming of his latest TV project, "The King of Dramas".
In a exclusive interview with Kim Myung Min International, the 40-year-old actor revealed, "When I stepped on the scale a few days before Christmas Day, I found out that I was only 63 kilos". The actor said, he was 67 kilos when the cameras started rolling in mid-September last year,...More
Super Junior, Trendiest Hashtag For Korean Twitter Users In 2012 2012/12/28, Source,
Super Junior is a leading Hallyu group on and off the web.
For this past year 2012, popular group Super Junior dominated the trending hashtags. From the total of seven Korean #1 trending topics for the year, one spot was taken by Olympic gold-medalist, Park Tae-hwan after his disqualification in the London Olympics which left many Koreans bewildered. However, the remaining six were all related to Super Junior,...More
Super Junior, Trendiest Hashtag For Korean Twitter Users In 2012 2012/12/27, Source,
Super Junior is a leading Hallyu group on and off the web. For this past year 2012, popular group Super Junior dominated the trending hashtags. From the total of seven Korean #1 trending topics for the year, one spot was taken by Olympic gold-medalist, Park Tae-hwan after his disqualification in the London Olympics which left many Koreans bewildered,...More
Super Junior to publish photo book 2012/10/17, Source,
By Baek Byung-yeul K-pop band Super Junior will release a photo book "Super Junior in Paris, Series 4" to celebrate their seventh anniversary in the music business next month. "Their photo book will be published throughout Asia on Nov. 6", said the boy band's management company SM Entertainment Tuesday. The group has been promoting its sixth album "Sexy, Free & Single,...More
[Video] Teaser for "The King of Dramas" released 2012/10/10, Source,
SBS has released the teaser trailer of its upcoming drama, "The King of Dramas". The 22-second video was shown right after the closing credits of TV series "Faith" on 8 October.
The teaser features Kim Myung-min who has completely transformed to the drama's money-obsessed character, Anthony Kim. He is shown giving a lecture onstage, making big gestures as he stresses the importance of money in the field of drama production,...More
First shoot of "The King of Dramas" postponed 2012/09/10, Source,
As the main cast of the upcoming SBS drama "The King of Dramas" has been finalized, the drama's production team has scheduled the first shoot on 10 September. However, filming will not take place as scheduled, but is postponed to a later date this month. This was confirmed by by MM Entertainment, management agency of actor Kim Myung-min, who topbills the drama,...More
Super Junior reigns supreme 2012/09/05, Source,
This is the 11th in a 15-part series on the stars and trends in "hallyu" or Korean wave, which is gaining global popularity in Southeast Asia and Latin America. The Korea Times produces this special project in cooperation with the Korean Foundation and CJ E&M. - ED. By Kim Ji-soo, Rachel Lee
Young K-pop fans may have killed for the chance that we've had: to walk backstage on M Countdown, a popular cable television music program. Stepping inside Thursday, we saw immaculately-styled Sung Min, a member of Super Junior, whiz by us. Then up ahead, in the room with a paper sign showing the group's name on the door, there was Shin Dong having his violet-colored hair styled up, as Si Won stepped out and with a manner worthy of a world star said hello to his interviewers,...More
Choi Si-won appears in American fashion magazine 2012/08/31, Source, By Rachel Lee Super Junior member Choi Si-won has proved his growing international popularity by appearing in an American fashion magazine. According to SM Entertainment, Friday, the singer participated in a photo shoot for the fall issue of men's magazine "VMAN"when the idol group held a concert in Paris in April. It was shot by Karl Lagerfeld, creative director and head designer of Chanel. The magazine, also published in Europe, featured other high-profile celebrities including David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Kanye West,...More
K-Entertainment 2012/04/18, Source,
Hello, everyone. I'm Jennifer filling you in with the latest K-pop news. Spring is in the air and so is love! Korea's beloved actress, Jun Ji-hyun tied the knot on April 13th in a lavish, star-studded ceremony,...More
Super Junior Choi Si-won son of conglomerate CEO 2011/01/06, Source,
Super Junior member Choi Si-won [Asia Economic Daily]
Idol group Super Junior member Choi Si-won's father has belatedly been found to be the head of Boryung Medience Co., Ltd., a company affiliated with major Korean pharmaceutical firm Boryung Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Choi's father Choi Ki-ho, 57, was appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Boryung Medience on January 3, making him one of the two CEO's jointly leading the company engaged in the development and marketing of maternity and baby healthcare products,...More
'Rabbit' celebrities to make leaps in 2011 2010/12/31, Source,
By Kwon Mee-yoo
People born in the Year of the Rabbit are considered skillful and diligent, though not very patient in Korean traditional beliefs, following the traits of real rabbits, a small but clever animal.
The hottest rabbit star could be singer and actor Lee Seung-gi who was born in 1987, turning 24 this year,...More
Stars Born in Year of Rabbit 2010/12/23, Source,
As the year 2011 is the year of the rabbit, many star actors who were born in the year of rabbit – year 1951, 1963, and 1987 – are making a fresh resolution to make a new leap forward next year. Let's take a look at those stars who were born in the year of the rabbit and have actively been performing in the various fields of broadcasting, movies, and music,...More
TVXQ to release music video for song from SBS drama 2010/12/20, Source,
Korean duo TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols TVXQ have released the music video to a song from SBS drama "ATHENA", according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Monday.
Taewon announced in a press release that the song and music video titled "ATHENA" from the soundtrack to the show of the same name was unveiled today on various online music websites including MelOn, Dosirak, Bugs and Cyworld,...More
Super Junior to Appear on CNN's 'Talk Asia' 2010/12/07, Source,
CNN's "Talk Asia" will focus on the star idol group Super Junior on its program to be aired on December 8 at 9:30pm. The anchor of "Talk Asia", Anna Coren, interviewed two members of Super Junior -- Leeteuk and Choi Si-won -- and visited Super Junior's concert hall to find out the secret of their huge popularity and their strategy for advancing into the world music industry,...More
[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Athena" 2010/12/03, Source,
Official poster for SBS TV series "ATHENA" [Taewon Entertainment]
"I don't want "ATHENA" to merely surpass "IRIS". I want it to stand up to comparison in the global market", production company Taewon Entertainment chief Jeong Tae-won said of the difference between KBS TV series "IRIS" and its spin-off "ATHENA" at the press conference for the latter held on November 30. But it is impossible not to compare the two to explain what sort of drama "ATHENA" is since it is based on the sucess of "IRIS", as well as the trial and error it went through, and the story itself takes off where "IRIS" left off,...More
Lee Ji-ah says did not use double for action sequences 2010/11/30, Source,
Actress Lee Ji-ah takes part in the press conference for upcoming SBS TV series "ATHENA" held at the Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on November 30, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Lee Ji-ah has said she has not used a body double for any of the action scenes in the upcoming SBS TV series "ATHENA" so far.
The remark came on Tuesday during a press conference for the action-packed drama which is a spin-off to last year's hit blockbuster series "IRIS" as she responded to a reporter's question on shooting her action sequences,...More
Super Junior's Leeteuk makes appearance on CNN 2010/11/12, Source,
Super Junior member Leeteuk [CNN]
Korean idol Leeteuk of boy band Super Junior posted an update on his official Twitter site today about his recent appearance on CNN.
Leeteuk revealed screenshot images of himself and Choi Si-won being interviewed by CNN reporter Anna Coren with a comment below saying, "On CNN news which is broadcasted all over the world,...More
After debuting on Ingigayo on November 6, 2005, Super Junior has risen the,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Oh Chang-suk 2010/11/03, Source, My name isOh Chang-suk. My grandfather was the one who came up with my name. I was born on June 2, 1982. I have one older sister and one younger sister but that by no means meant that I had a girly childhood -- we rather grew up like guys working out, fighting and then having to write letters of apologies to each other. (laugh) I am currently majoring in industrial design at Sejong University. I became really burnt out after spending 15 hours a day working on projects for over a year and half. I grew a beard just like Robinson Crusoe, slept on a fold-out bed and washed my hair in the bathroom sink. (laugh) On top of that, design is something that you have to put every inch of yourself into and it becomes really tough if there's an error on your computer while you are working since all your work gets deleted. I used to look out the window watching people go to work while drinking a cup of coffee from the vending machine. I felt that I wouldn't be happy if I began working for a company because it is harder than being a student,...More
Super Junior to take Asia tour to Japan in February 2010/11/02, Source,
Boy band Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Popular Korean boy band Super Junior will perform in Japan next February, adding the country as one of the stops to their Asia tour which kicked off in mid-August.
The boys' agency SM Entertainment announced through a press release on Tuesday that Super Junior will take "SUPER SHOW 3" to Japan, holding concerts in Yokohama city's Yokohama Arena on February 18 to 19 which is expected to attract about a total 25,000 fans,...More
Brian, Choi Si-won and Vanness Wu to release album in Oct 2010/09/28, Source,
Korean singer Brian, Super Junior Member Choi Si-won and Chinese singer Vanness Wu
Korean artists Brian, Super Junior member Choi Si-won and Chinese artist Vanness Wu have come together to record an album aimed at helping African children, according to a press release from entertainment firm Lion Media on Tuesday.
Lion Media announced through the statement that the three singers have formed a project group called 3rd Wave through which they will release an album titled "I Will Be There" on October 10,...More
Cha Seung-won returns to Korea for health reasons 2010/09/16, Source,
Korean actor Cha Seung-won [Taewon Entertainment]
Actor Cha Seung-won, who departed for Japan over the weekend to film upcoming TV series "ATHENA", has returned to Korea following a deterioration in his health.
An official with the show's producer explained that the model-actor flew back to Korea on September 13, a day after he had left for Japan, and is currently being treated for his illness,...More
Will 'Athena' Exceeds Popularity of 'IRIS'? 2010/09/01, Source,
The spy-action drama "ATHENA", in which actor Jung Woo-sung and actress Soo Ae will appear as the male and female protagonists, will be broadcast from this coming winter in December on SBS. The drama is a spin-off of the original "IRIS" drama and it is based on the original story of the KBS drama "IRIS", which had aired last year on KBS. "ATHENA" is very similar to the original "IRIS" as the production company Taewon Entertainment, which had produced "IRIS", will also produce this drama, and it has been equipped with an all-star cast and large-scale action and melodramatic storyline. But the backdrop of the drama has been expanded from the Korean peninsula and Asian countries into the whole world, and the relationships among cast members have become more complicated,...More
BoA to make special appearance in TV series "Athena" 2010/08/11, Source,
Korean pop star BoA [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop star BoA will be making a special guest appearance in the spin-off of last year's blockbuster drama "IRIS", according to her agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday.
SM announced in a press release that in upcoming action drama "ATHENA", BoA will be playing the role of a top female singer who will be faced with a hostage situation by terrorists before her concert, while being protected by her bodyguard Jung-woo (played by Jung Woo-sung),...More
Kim Seung-woo joins TV series "Athena" cast 2010/08/03, Source,
Korean actor Kim Seung-woo in an official poster for TV series "IRIS" [Taewon Entertainment]
Korean actor Kim Seung-woo, who starred in blockbuster TV series "IRIS" last year, has joined the cast of its upcoming spin-off series "ATHENA", according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Tuesday.
Taewon announced in a press release that the actor will be reprising his role from the original series, playing North Korea's top intelligence agent Park Chul-young who holds the key secrets to solving the mysteries left behind by "IRIS",...More
Super Junior-K.R.Y. wraps up Japan concert in success 2010/08/01, Source,
Super Junior-K.R.Y. performing at their concert held at Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan on August 1, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
Super Junior-K.R.Y., the sub-unit of popular idol group Super Junior, successfully wrapped up their first live concert In Japan over the weekend.
Agency SM Entertainment explained in a press release on Monday that sub-group members Kyuhyun, Ryeowook and Yesung, performed in front of some 10,000 fans at the "SUPER JUNIOR K.R.Y. SPECIAL CONCERT IN JAPAN 2010" concert, held at Tokyo's International Forum in Japan on Sunday,...More
Hangeng accused of plagiarizing song by Yunho Yunho 2010/07/27, Source,
TVXQ singer Yunho Yunho (left) and former Super Junior member Hangeng [SM Entertainment]
Former Super Junior member Hangeng is heating up controversy with "Fire", his latest single release in China that has been accused of plagiarizing a song written by TVXQ leader Yunho Yunho.
Fans have suggested that "Fire", the new single by Hangeng who went solo after leaving Super Junior, plagiarized Yunho Yunho's composition "Checkmate", performed at 'TVXQ THE 3rd ASIA TOUR CONCERT-MIROTIC' held February 20 in Korea,...More
Kyuhyun says "had about 20% chance to live" 3 years ago 2010/07/14, Source,
Super Junior member Kyuhyun during a guest appearance on variety show "Steel Heart" [SBS]
Super Junior member Kyuhyun has said that he had "about 20 percent or less of a chance to live" when he got involved in a serious car accident three years ago.
The singer spoke about his 2007 accident during a guest appearance on SBS variety show "Steel Heart", which aired Tuesday evening and also featured bandmates Siwon (Choi Si-won), Donghae (Donghae), Leeteuk, Eunhyuk and Shindong (Shindong),...More
Shindong proposes to girlfriend on TV show 2010/07/07, Source,
Super Junior member Shindong (Shindong) [Lee Won-woo/10Asia]
Super Junior member Shindong (Shindong) has confessed that he wants to marry his girlfriend Jung Nari, even making a marriage proposal on national television.
The singer made the remark during a guest appearance on SBS variety show "Steel Heart", which aired Tuesday evening and featured several other members of idol group Super Junior,...More
Kangin enters military, bidding farewell to bandmates and fans 2010/07/05, Source,
Super Junior member Kangin salutes fans ahead of entering Nonsan military training camp in the South Chungcheong Province of South Korea on July 5, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Super Junior member Kangin entered the Korean army today, as part of fulfilling the country's mandatory two-year military services, with his bandmates and fans waving him off.
The members, save for Kibum and Hangeng who are currently taking a break from group activities, showed up at Nonsan training camp Monday afternoon to see Kangin enter the military, and took turns hugging one another,...More
Super Junior to release repackaged fourth album today 2010/06/28, Source,
Korean idol group Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols Super Junior will release their repackaged fourth album today, according to their agency SM Entertainment.
A press release from SM on Friday had announced that the repackaged album will go on sale today featuring four new tracks that have been available online, as well as 11 songs from the original record,...More
Choi Si-won says "never dreamed of being a singer or actor" 2010/06/23, Source,
Korean singer and actor Choi Si-won appears on celebrity talk show "Win Win" [KBS2]
Super Junior member Choi Si-won, who recently starred in TV series "Oh! My Lady", has confessed that he had never dreamed of becoming a singer or an actor.
"It was not my dream to be a singer", the singer said during an appearance on KBS2 TV's celebrity talk show "Win Win", which aired Tuesday evening. "I just had the dream that I wanted to make my name known quickly and becoming a celebrity was the fastest way to do that, so I went to an entertainment agency",...More
Super Junior to release repackaged album next week 2010/06/22, Source,
Korean idol group Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group Super Junior will be releasing a repackaged album next week which contains four new tracks including the follow-up single "No Other", according to their agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
SM announced in a press release that the digital sound source for "No Other" will be released on Friday through various music sites including Bugs, Cyworld, Dosirak and Melon with the album due out in stores three days later,...More
Super Junior says "we could go for 20-30 more years" (1) 2010/05/25, Source,
From left, Super Junior members Donghae (Donghae), Ryuwook, Eunhyuk, Yesung, Leeteuk, Shindong (Shindong), Siwon (Choi Si-won), Sungmin, Heechul (Kim Heechul) and Kyuhyun. [SM Entertainment] Q: There are a few members missing this time. How does it feel? Heechul (Kim Heechul): Of course we're sad. I also suffered from a bit of depression because of such incidents and I had a very hard time. Q: A lot has happened within the team. Shindong, you confessed your love through your new album. How did your agency respond? Heechul (Kim Heechul): I think they only let it out because they didn't know what it means. (laugh) Shindong (Shindong): If I had written it in Korean, I think they would've asked me to do it next time. (laugh) Heechul (Kim Heechul): I had talked about this earlier with Leeteuk but if a fan had bought an album, saw that Shindong(Shindong) had written a code so crack it to see he had asked someone to marry him... We're lucky if the fan doesn't rip up the album. (laugh) Shindong(Shindong) actually kept apologizing to us before we gave our comeback performance for "BONAMANA". Leeteuk: There could've been mixed responses to what he did but we're grateful that there have been a lot of good articles on it. Shindong (Shindong): I've become a romantic guy thanks to them. I'm thankful,...More
[REVIEW] TV series "Oh! My Lady" - Final episode 2010/05/19, Source,
A scene from TV series "Oh! My Lady" [SBS]
TV series "Oh! My Lady" - Final episode (SBS TV, 8:50 PM)
Sung Min-woo (played by Choi Si-won) proposed to Yoon Gae-hwa by saying "Please be a mom for Ye-eun", just as viewers had expected. It was predictable because throughout the series, the romance between an arrogant, unmarried top star and a poor but humane divorcee Yoon Gae-hwa (played by Chae Rim) had been developing quickly and faithfully to the "matron becomes a Cinderella" principle, a formula that had peaked in MBC TV series "Last Scandal",...More
Super Junior to release teaser video for new album tomorrow 2010/05/06, Source,
Korean idol group Super Junior [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group Super Junior will be releasing a teaser video tomorrow for their upcoming fourth album, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM announced in a press release that the teaser video will be unveiled Friday on the group's official website (http://superjunior.smtown.com), as well as on various portals and web-based music providers,...More
Yunho Yunho featured in Shanghai Expo video 2010/05/03, Source,
Korean idol Yunho Yunho star of "Chorus City" [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop idol Yunho Yunho has been featured as the main star in a video to be shown throughout the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, according to his agency SM Entertainment on Monday.
The video, a 12-minute long clip titled "Chorus City", has been showing at the South Korea pavilion of the Expo which kicked off on Saturday, delivering the message of friendship and harmony between Korea and China,...More
Sung Min-woo of "Oh! My Lady" is not just a pretty boy 2010/04/09, Source, A look into Choi Si-won's character from TV series "Oh! My Lady"
A scene from "Oh! My Lady" [SBS]
Sung Min-woo His noticeable feature is his six-pack and his specialty is kissing. He stopped counting the number of girls he has gone out with after 30 and believes that all girls love him so if you merely glance at him he will say, "Bring a piece of paper, I'll give you my signature". He likes simple roles that extenuate his physical features and if he is told to practice he says, "I don't feel like it today" and if someone questions his acting skills he will get upset and impatiently state, "Let's not talk about the horrible acting". On the outside he claims that he likes the book "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho but he actually complains "Next time, pick an author with an easier name,...More
The interest in up-and-coming dramas is higher than ever in Korea as this week promises a couple of new shows aiming to catch the attention of viewers. Each boasts,...More
[REVIEW] SBS TV series "Oh! My Lady" 2010/03/24, Source,
A scene from TV series "Oh! My Lady" [SBS]
"Oh! My Lady" - Second episode (SBS TV, Monday/Tuesday evenings 8:50 P.M.)
"Who are you, ahjumma [a Korean term referring to middle aged women]?" One day she appears as a housemaid and drives him crazy with her talking back and meddling, and the next day she turns up as an intern at a musical production company and says out of the blue that she will provide him with a new life as an actor. And the same night she comes into the house with a child she does not know when the owner is not there. It is no wonder that Sung Min-woo (played by Choi Si-won) would be curious about the identity of this shameless ahjumma Yoon Gae-hwa (played by Chae Rim),...More
Chae Rim to make a comeback to the small screen 2010/02/09, Source,
Actress Chae Rim [SiqusHQ]
Actress Chae Rim has been tapped to play the main female character in a new SBS drama tentatively titled "Oh! My Lady", making a comeback to the small screen for the first time in a year.
Her agency SidusHQ said Tuesday that Chae Rim will play the role of Yoon Gae-hwa, a divorcee who starts working as a manager of a top star to get her daughter back from her husband.,...More
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