Riding Korean Wave in Thailand 2011/04/25, Source, Welcome back.
The Korean wave, also known as the Hallyu, refers to the widespread popularity of Korean pop culture all across the globe.
Having kicked off in China in late 1990s, it has been achieving over one billion dollars in revenue annually for South Korea through cultural exports.
Lights, camera, fashion: Seoul forecasts slim silhouettes for fall/winter 2011/03/31, Source,
Kim Seoryong kicks off the 2011 Fall/Winter Seoul Fashion Week's Seoul Collection at SETEC, Daechi-dong, Monday with classic suits for men. /Yonhap
By Lee Hyo-won
Hang on tightly to those skinny jeans, leather leggings and treadmill handles - it looks like slim silhouettes will remain in vogue this fall and winter. But rest assured, for puffy jackets in all forms and colors will help balance things out.
With the last cold snap persistently lingering about, Seoul Fashion Week's outlook for 2011 fall/winter trends seemed most appropriate - we might as well skip over the sunny season and fast-forward to the understated hues and warm jackets,...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
Art-house musical offers realism by the glass 2010/12/05, Source,
Left, Kim Hyung-jun, a member of the K-pop band SS501, performs in the original musical "Cafe-in", which runs at the Baekam Art Hall, southern Seoul, through Jan. 23. Right, a scene from the two-man show revolving around the growing love interest between a sommelier and a barista. / Courtesy of SH Creative Works
By Ines Min
While the word musical might most often inspire images of glamorous, large-scale productions on Broadway, those smaller art-house productions are able to produce the emotionally dense intimacy others seek. The Korean original "Cafe-in" fulfills the latter, as a clever romantic comedy proving its lasting power with the start of its second season late November,...More
Kim Hyung-jun speaks about 1st performance for "Cafe In" 2010/11/26, Source,
Official poster for musical "Cafe In" [S-Plus Entertainment]
SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun posted an update on his official Twitter site today about his thoughts on his first performance for musical "Cafe In".
Kim wrote "I felt nervous and a lot of pressure since this was first attempt at a musical role. I worked really hard as a new actor and I was really happy to see the audience enjoying the show. I will work harder to become a better musical actor"
The show's producer SH CREATIVE WORKS explained that the efforts Kim has put into his role showed during o,...More
SS501 Kim Hyung-jun visits Park Jung-min-I on MV set 2010/11/16, Source,
From left, SS501 members Kim Hyung-jun and Park Jung-min-I pose for the camera on the set of Park's music video shoot in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea on November 15, 2010. [CNR Media]
SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun paid a surprise visit to the set of fellow bandmate Park Jung-min-I's music video shoot yesterday, according to Park's agency CNR Media on Tuesday.
"Kim surprised Park by visiting the set with his hands full of food after hearing from his manager that Park's producer said he was filming the video", explained an official with CNR through a press release,...More
Kim Hyung-jun says turned down Park Jung-min-I acting advice 2010/11/15, Source,
SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun speaks to reporters during a press conference for musical "Cafe In" held at the show's rehearsal studio in Seoul, South Korea on November 15, 2010. [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun has said he turned down Park Jung-min-I's offer to teach him acting.
The remark came during a press conference for Kim's musical "Cafe In" on Monday while responding to a reporter's question on how the members of his five-member boy band reacted when he was cast for the musical,...More
SS501 card collection to go on sale on Oct 12 2010/10/07, Source,
Korean boy band SS501 [SBS Contents Hub]
A collection of cards featuring photographs of Korean boy band SS501 have gone on sale in Korea, according to a press release from the card's creator SBS Contents Hub on Thursday.
SBS announced that the cards titled "Star Collection Card", which went on sale on online shopping mall GMarket last weekend, will also hit stores on October 12,...More
SS501 Kim Hyung-jun joins Kang Ji-hwan agency 2010/08/27, Source,
SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun [S-Plus Entertainment]
K-pop idol group SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun has signed with actor Kang Ji-hwan's agency S-Plus Entertainment, making him the third member of the five-man band to join a new talenthouse.
S-Plus made the announcement through a press release on Friday, saying the firm "will provide its unstinting support to Kim Hyung-jun so he may pursue his activities in all fields of entertainment including singing and acting beyond Asia",...More
Kim Hyun-joong says SS501 has not disbanded 2010/08/26, Source,
Actor Kim Hyun-joong speaks during a press conference for MBC TV series "Naughty Kiss" held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on August 26, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has said his boy band SS501 has not disbanded, playing down rumor that its five members will go separate ways since their contract with their former agency has ended and some have signed with new management,...More
[PHOTOS] JYP, NCsoft attend press conference on cooperation 2010/08/19, Source,
miss A, NCsoft executives, Park Jin-young and Jung Wook [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
From left, miss A members Suzy and Jia, NCsoft executive Kim Hyung-jun, JYP producer and CEO Park Jin-young, NCsoft executive Kim Taek-heon, JYP chief Jung Wook and miss A members Min and Fei pose during a press conference announcing the establishment of a partnership between major talenthouse JYP Entertainment and online gaming company NCsoft on collaborating on creative content held at NC soft's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on August 19, 2010,...More
SS501 Kim Hyung-jun may sign with Kang Ji-hwan agency 2010/08/19, Source,
SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun [DSP Media]
Boy band SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun is looking into signing with actor Kang Ji-wan's agency S Plus Entertainment.
An official at S Plus told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Wednesday that they are reviewing whether to sign an exclusive contract with the singer which will support his activities in Korea, although emphasizing "nothing has been decided",...More
SS501 to release new album on May 1 2010/03/02, Source,
From left, boy band SS501 members Park Jung-min-I, Kim Hyung-jun, Kim Hyun-joong, Heo Young-saeng and Kim Kyu-jong pose during a press conference held ahead of giving an encore performance of their Asia tour "PERSONA" at the Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea on February 27, 2010. [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean idol group SS501 have announced that they will be releasing a new album in May.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday -- prior to their "PERSONA" encore concert at Seoul's Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium -- the five members spoke about their plans to "meet fans with a fantastic album".
"We have to discuss with our agency about the new album but we are thinking about releasing it on May 1, which is '501 Day'", the group's leader Kim Hyun-joong was quoted as saying.,...More
[10LINE] Kim Hyun-joong 2010/01/11, Source,
Clockwise from top center, musician Seo Taiji, SS501 member Kim Hyung-jun, singer Lee Hyori and Kim Hyun-joong's character Yoon Ji-hoo from KBS TV series "Boys over Flowers". [10Asia]
Kim Hyun-joong Truth #1: He is a good-looking idol. He is a guy you would go out with regardless of his age. He is someone so pretty that he is likely to appear in a romance comic. Truth #2: He was a runaway teenager who has experienced almost every part-time job out in the world. He is the most four-dimensional celebrity in Korea. He is a rock mania who body would squirm at the cheesy lines he had to say in hit TV series "Boys over Flowers". Truth #3: He is a happy-go-lucky sort of person, unpredictable and hence, we become increasingly curious. Attracted.
Seo TaijiKim Hyun-joong's favorite musician. The first record Kim ever bought was Seo Taiji & Boys' second album. Kim had enjoyed his studies so much up till elementary school that he would wake up at 6 A.M. everyday to study but after listening to Seo Taiji's music, he gave up on his studies to become a bassist in a rock band. That is why Kim took a one year leave during his high school days, went to a new school and ran away from home because his parents were against him pursuing music. Up to this point, it may look like he walked the typical path many rockers take on in order to achieve their dreams. But Kim worked part-time at a fried chicken restaurant and did manual labor to buy his own guitar, then worked again for about a year after running away from his house a second time. He made about a total 100 million won working part-time jobs. "I taught myself (how to live in society) by making money earlier than others", Kim said of how important he considers this time period. This is why as soon as he debuted as a member of SS501, he believed "time is money".
SS501 The five-member group Kim is a member of. He passed his audition for the group after simply being asked his height, weight and address. It may be because of this but according to member Park Jung-min-I, Kim played hard to get, not being sure of whether being a member of an idol group was the path he should take. But Kim sets his heart on becoming part of the band after looking at the numerous fans looking forward to SS501's debut. Thereafter, the whole group appears in various reality shows and pursues a music career in Japan simultaneously. But they do not care about looking pretty and have promised to never receive expensive gifts from fans, making them the idols they are yet also the guys next door with good morals. They did not gain stardom instantaneously but continue to solidify their fanbase. On a side not, SS501 stands for the 'sun' and "STAR", as well as 'five become one', but also a name intended to be typed easily on mobile phones and the computer.,...More
"No Mercy" opens the New Year box office with a slice of gruesome cadaver-cutting and a dash of heart-thum,...More
SS501 to Release Mini-album in Korea 2009/10/18, Source, The five-member boy band SS501, which has been holding its first Asia tour entitled "Persona" since its debut in 2005, will release a mini-album in Korea late this month. Entitled "Rebirth", it's the first album to feature all five members in a year and seven months.
The group's concerts at the Tokyo International Forum on January 13 and 14 were total sell-outs, heralding the arrival of another star pop group from Korea. With a repertoire totally different from the one featured a,...More
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