Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Song Hye-kyo Bag Line Boosts Her Pan-Asian Status

Actress Song Hye-kyo reconfirmed her status as a top Asian star on July 18 at a product launch event for the handbag brand "Song Hye Kyo for Celine."

Song, who arrived in Hong Kong July 17, gave interviews to a number of media outlets from all over the world.

The actress was pursued by the paparazzi all the way from the airport, and some 200 journalists attended the event, double the originally expected number.

The director of Celine's Hong Kong branch said he was satisfied with the new bag line because it turned out more beautifully than he had expected. He also added he was honored to have a business partnership with Song, who is a pan-Asian star.

A person from Celine said the company was flooded with orders for the Song Hye Kyo for Celine bags even though they have yet to go on sale.
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Jun Jin to star as main lead of MBC Dramanet historical series 'Byul Soon Geom (Chosun Police)'

MBC Dramanet announced on the 23rd that Jun Jin has been cast as the main lead of the 20 episode investigative documentary series 'Byul Soon Geom (Chosun Police).'

In 'Byul Soon Geom' which follows the story of investigative procedures in the late Chosun era, Jun Jin will play the role of Kim Sa Yool, an elite detective with a sharp mind. He accepts the female lead character Seo Eun who is the daughter of his father's enemy.

The series originally aired in 2005 starring Jung Yoo Seok which at the time gathered popularity amongst mania viewers but ended early at six episodes.

MBC Dramanet commented, "We were able to create a new 20 episode series under the same title thanks to the support of the viewers."

The production crew says, "We will use the scientific methods of investigation at the time, along with various conflicts between different parties."

source: broasia

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Historical Korean Drama "The Legend" To Film On Anmyun Island

Choongnam Development Agency said on the 17th that the historical fantasy drama, "The Legend," which will air this September on MBC, will be filmed on Anmyun Island in the tourist attraction areas.

In order for this event, the Choongnam Development Agency arranged an agreement with a construction company in the area to build open sets and the like. The construction received cooperation from Tae An district and Choongnam Island to have a filming location, and the construction company will look after the sets.

The open sets will film war scenes, and along with the open sets in Jeju Island, these are expected to become new tourist attractions.

According to the Choongnam Development Agency, this upcoming filming will become a great opportunity for Anmyun Island to gain recognition, and as a consequence, it will also help the tourism business for the island.

"The Legend" is a historical fantasy
drama about the 19th king of Goguryeo and his love and life events. It is gaining interest for its director and writer, Kim Jong Hak and Song Ji Na from the drama, "Hourglass," and the appearances from top national stars such as Bae Yong Joon, Choi Min Soo, Moon So Ri, Park Sang Won, etc.

source: Broasia

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Korean Star Kwon Sang-woo Appears on Japanese TV

A Japanese online sports newspaper reported that Korean heartthrob Kwon Sang-woo will appear on a Fuji TV program. Kwon became popular in Japan with his work in the TV drama "Stairway to Heaven" opposite Choi Ji-woo of "Winter Sonata" fame.

Kwon is scheduled to appear on a program called "FNS 27 Hour TV" on July 28 and 29, as well as "The Adventure King 2007." Kwon's TV appearances are expected to set off another nationwide hallyu boom in Japan regarding a Korean actor.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

[2007 korean drama] Hello! Miss / Hello! Baby

Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast network: KBS2 AZNnetwork
Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 Monday-Friday 10:30-12:00AM
Episodes: 16 Broadcast period: 2007-Mar-19 to 2007-May-08


Lee Ji Hoon as Hwang Dong Gyu

Lee Da Hae as Lee Soo Ha
Ha Suk Jin as Hwang Chan Min

Yoon Mi So as Suh Hwa Ran


Lee Soo Ha, 38th granddaughter of the Jae Ahn Lee clan and owner of the clan manor Hwa Ahn Dang, is trying to save the place from going bankrupt. Hwang Dong Gyu, oldest grandson of the president of TOP Group, is trying to buy Hwa Ahn Dang because his grandfather, who was once a servant at the manor, wants to lie in Hwa Ahn Dang’s master suite. Hwang Chan Min, Dong Gyu’s playboy cousin, is his rival in business and love. Enter Seo Hwa Ran, a model who has a secret history with and a secret plan for Hwa Ahn Dang and Chan Min, and Lee Joon Yong, Soo Ha’s half-brother and Chan Min’s friend who can’t forget a girl from Hwa Ahn Dang he knew when he was a kid…

Genre: Romance, Comedy

Broadcast network: KBS2 AZNnetwork

Air time: Mondays & Tuesdays 21:55 Monday-Friday 10:30-12:00AM

Episodes: 16 Broadcast period: 2007-Mar-19 to 2007-May-08

information credit : dramawiki

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Actor Lee Jun-ki; No Longer Just a Pretty Boy

I met actor Lee Jun-ki (25 years old) near Incheon Harbor, which was filled with large containers and cranes and the scent of the salty air from the sea on July 3 . He was shooting an MBC TV soap opera, The Time of Dogs and Wolves, or Gae-wa Neukdae-ui Shigan in Korean (airing at 9:55 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays), which will hit the airwaves on July 18. He seemed very tired from the extreme hot and humid weather and lit a cigarette when he spoke.

“It is less hot and humid here than when I was shooting in Thailand. It is physically hard but I am more concerned about how I can become absorbed into my character.”

In the TV drama, main character Lee Su-hyeon (played by Lee Jun-ki) becomes a secret agent to take revenge for his mother’s death on the Thai criminal organization “Chungbang.” He disguises himself as Kay, a gangster, and infiltrates into the organized crime ring. Lee said about Soo-hyun, “He is wild but very gentle in love. His personality is very similar to me as he is very insistent and unyielding.”

Lee added, “Su-hyeon can be sometimes sad, happy, vengeful, and loving. This is the most emotional and moodiest character I have ever played, so it is hard for me to become Su-hyeon.”

This new drama has many action scenes such as participating in a Muay Thai competition or fighting with gangsters. He looks completely opposite from Gong-gil, the pretty clown that he played in the movie the King and the Clown. He said, “I am very careful not to be too stylish nor put on much make-up.” He cuts his hair, which covered his entire neck before, as well.

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Source: Donga

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

[ photo ] romantic moment on season drama [winter sonata]

Winter Sonata

photo credit: hancinema
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Dinner Marks 4th Anniversary of "Winter Sonata" in Japan

A special dinner show was held in Tokyo June 29 to mark the fourth anniversary of the Japanese debut of the super-hit
TV drama "Winter Sonata," starring Bae Yong-jun and Choi Ji-woo.

Ryoo sang the theme song of the drama, entitled "From Beginning Till Now," against the backdrop of famous drama scenes being screened onstage. The audience was once again mesmerized by the drama and the heart-moving voice of the singer.

Actor Park Yong-ha, who gained enormous popularity in Japan for his role in "
Winter Sonata," released an album June 27 to mark the third anniversary of his debut in that country.

The album took the ninth spot on the Oricon music chart on the day of its release, further boosting Park's popularity in Japan.

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