[K-Pop] BoA New Song “Between Heaven and Hell”

Apparently before heading to Japan for “Tail of Hope”, BoA made sure that she’ll surprise people with a fresh release in Korea.

This beautiful ballad is one of the theme songs of the drama “Shark.”

[K-Drama] Filming begins on Heading to the Ground

source: Today Korea, Mk.co.kr
Translations: dramabeans

Don’t call him U-Know Yunho anymore; the DBSK idol star wants to be known under his real name, Jung Yun-ho, as he takes on the lead role — and his acting debut — in the MBC soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩].

The drama recently began shooting; its first filming day took place in Seoul’s Kangnam district in a scene that saw Jung Yun-ho chatting with his friend since middle school, played by Lee Yoon-ji. Jung was reportedly very careful as he filmed, checking every one of his movements and lines of dialogue, and practicing in spare moments. He frequently conferred with producers to confirm that the details he’d prepared according to his image of the character were fitting in properly.

PD Park Sung-soo (Ruler of Your Own World) did praise his star for his preparation, saying, “Good job. When did you practice all that?”

Jung described filming as going comfortably, saying, “The atmosphere on the set is really great, enough to be surprising. …It’s a ton of fun expressing this character of Cha Bong-kun. The first shoot felt really good.” As the Bong-kun character is a talented soccer player, Jung also explained that he’s also got to keep in shape.

The plot draws a romantic love story between opposites: Bong-kun is passionate soccer player with a warm, positive personality who doesn’t have much in the way of worldly possessions. His love interest Hae-bin (Go Ara) has everything as the rich daughter of the team owner, who is determined to prove herself on her own merits. The two have a bickering relationship fueled by constant misunderstandings that (naturally!) turns romantic.

Heading to the Ground airs its first episode on September 9.

[K-Drama/K-Pop] Han Gain was initially casted with UKnow YunHo for ‘Heading the ground’

The original casting for the new drama ‘ Heading to the ground’ were Kim Rae Won and Han GaIn. And with the news of Kim Rae Won leaving the drama for army, Han GaIn have decided to withdraw from the drama after some consideration.

Thus it is said that UKnow YunHo had missed the opportunity to act with Han GaIn.

ItIt’s the first time UKnow YunHo taking up a actual drama, as we know that Dong Bang Shin Ki has only participated in banju drama last time. In the drama, UKnow YunHo is known to be a guy with no luck since young. Through the hard work and talent, he became a national soccer player.

On 19th July, through the 5 hours of audition, Uknow YunHo has been chosen as the main cast for the drama. The producer have also commented on his acting skills ” When watching him acting, it feels like UKnow YunHo was the character, Cha Bong Gun. And UKnow YunHo has been practicing on his acting skills for the past few years and his character matched the with character that is he acting.”

The new main cast for the new soccer drama ‘Heading to the Ground’ are Uknow YunHo, Go AhRa & Lee Yun Ji.

source: kbites

[K-Drama] Preview of Jaejoon’s Kissing Scene in Heaven’s Postman

OMG. Here’s the preview of our Jaejoong oppa~ of TVXQ kissing Han Hyo Joo in their drama “Heaven’s Postman.”

Here’s the story summary courtesy of allkpop:

DBSK Jaejoong plays Shin Jae Joon (Japanese character’s name is Yu), an IT worker who gets into an accident and ends up in a vegetative state, becoming a messenger for the present and the afterworld. While traveling back and forth, delivering letters to the departed, he meets Jo Ha Na, played by Han Hyo Joo (Saki), as she is trying to send her boyfriend a letter. She is the only person who can see him.

[K-Drama] Cinderella Man’ Kwon Sangwoo, Kiss Scene with 20 Year Old Yoona

Source: http://cafe.daum.net/milkye
Translated by: blingbling9@soshified.com

Eyes have been on the current star, Kwon Sangwoo as he has a surprising kiss scene with SNSD Yoona in the MBC Wednesday, Thursday drama ‘Cinderella Man’.

‘Cinderella Man’ that will end on the 4th has given hints to the TV viewers that the major male and female characters, Kwon Sangwoo and Yoona will have kiss scenes and end in a happy ending. However, the producer said that no one knows the ending and have been keeping his lips tight on whether or not Oh Daesan (played by Kwon Sangwoo) and Seo Yoojin (played by Yoona) will happily reunite.

In ‘Cinderella Man’, Kwon Sangwoo moves on from his recent failures and shows his charisma as a romantic guy. His previous work ‘My Tutor Friend’ as a comedy movie displayed fantastic teamwork with the top star, Kim Haneul, but in this drama, he meets Yoona as his new partner and has been evaluated as showing his experience in acting.

On the 30th of the last month, Yoona who turned 20 years old (in Korean age) filmed her very first kiss scene as an actress right the next day which showed her maturity as an adult after her coming-of-age ceremony. Yoona wrote a greeting on her official homepage saying ‘I don’t like how I don’t have the opportunity to meet my fans because I’m busy with the drama’ and uploaded a picture with a cake sent by her fans without any make-up.

‘Cinderella Man’ took place in the Dongdaemoon market, the number 1 shopping market that’s popular both day and night in Korea, as a drama where Kwon Sangwoo displayed his burning passion for acting by playing 2 different roles at once for the first time.

He played Lee Junhee who is a timid fashion plutocrat and as Oh Daesan who has a burning ambition for his clothing store in Dongdaemoon while Yoona played Yoojin who encountres both love and dream of Daesun and overcomes being double-hearted to seek love.

‘Cinderella Man’ is a very important piece of work for both and other actors. As an actress, Yoona took first steps forward, which were more of a burden due to her daily drama ‘You’re My Destiny’ that had a high program rating while Kwon Sangwoo needed this to recover from his failed drama, ‘Bad Love’.

Although Hwang Jungmin-Kim Ahjoong’s ‘Babo’ and Cha Seungwon-Kim Sunah’s ‘City Hall’ and etc have jumped in the tense competition with the Wednesday, Thursday dramas, ‘Cinderella Man’ was confirmed to have a steady audience and recognized to be a well-made drama.

Taken from http://www.asianfanatics.net

[Philippines] Boys Over Flowers’ Lee Min Ho, Goo Hye Sun, and Kim Bum are going to visit the Philippines (ADDED NOTICE)

NOTICE: The date of their visit is still unknown, but rest assured that I will post it here when they announce it.  ^_^  So stay tuned… 🙂

I already posted before that the Boys Over Flowers cast are going to do some promotions here in the Philippines. And I just heard today from my fangirl sister that the actors who are coming are Lee Min Ho, Kim Bum, and Goo Hye Sun.  So congratulations to the Minho and Km Bum fangirls! 

Pif.  The singer-actors are the ones who won’t be able to make it. What a waste. I want to see Kim Hyunjoong of SS501, while my sister wants Kim Joon of T-Max. Oh well.

[K-Drama] TeleCinema Project: DBSK’s Jaejoong in Heaven’s Postman

Production for Heaven’s Postman (천국의 우편 배달부) wrapped back in December and rumors are that it will air sometime this month on SBS.

DBSK Jaejoong plays Shin Jae Joon (Japanese character’s name is Yu), an IT worker who gets into an accident and ends up in a vegetative state, becoming a messenger for the present and the afterworld. While traveling back and forth, delivering letters to the departed, he meets Jo Ha Na, played by Han Hyo Joo (Saki), as she is trying to send her boyfriend a letter. She is the only person who can see him.

Heaven’s Postman’s budget is estimated at 100 billion won. This drama is directed by Lee Hyeong Min, who previously directed “Sorry, I Love You” and “Snow Queen.” The drama’s script is written by “Long Vacation” Japanese popular screenwriter, Kitagawa Eriko.

credits: allkpop

[Philippines] Boys Over Flowers Cast Going to Visit the Philippines (added source)

Kiel texted me this wonderful news. I don’t like the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in seeing Kim HyunJoong. Haha. Of course, I’m a K-Pop fan. I wanna see the leader of the boyband SS501!!! XD

My friend who informed about this news said that he got it from the showbiz news show SNN. In that show, the hosts said that the president of KBS made a statement that the cast will go to the Philippines for promotions ^_^ As of now, that’s the only info that I have. XD

The four male lead stars of a hit Korean telenovela, “Boys Over Flowers,” are coming to the Philippines.

Korean superstars Lee Min-Ho (Jun Pyo), Kim Hyun-Joong (Ji Hoo), Kim Bum (So Yi Jeong) and Kim Joon (Song Woo Bin), or popularly called “F4,” will visit the country, “The Buzz” host Kris Aquino announced Sunday.

There is no date yet as to when the stars will arrive in the Philippines but Aquino said it is going to be “soon.”

Based on the best-selling Japanese manga “Hana Yori Dango” by Yoko Kamio, the romantic story was first adapted in Taiwan as the phenomenal hit drama “Meteor Garden,” which aired on ABS-CBN in 2003. It starred Asia’s sensational boyband F4.

“Meteor Garden” remains to be one of the most successful Asianovelas aired on Philippine television, with an average rating of 42.9 percent in mega Manila and a nationwide average rating of 62 percent.

South Korea’s “Boys Over Flowers,” meanwhile, garnered an average rating of 30 percent. The show had a great impact on Korean pop culture as sales of men’s cosmetics and fashion items skyrocketed and the female lead’s hairstyle ruled the fashion world.

The Korean remake of “F4” also launched the careers of the four Asian superstars.

Aquino said the producers of the Korean show were grateful that, like Meteor Garden, it also became a hit in the Philippines.

Starting Monday, “Boys Over Flowers” will be aired at 6 p.m. before “TV Patrol World.” It takes over the timeslot of “Pinoy Bingo Night,” which will now be aired after “Tayong Dalawa.”

ABS-CBN News

[Korea/Japan] Boys Before Flowers Japan Promotions in Vain because of Kusanagi Tsuyoshi?

Korean drama Boys Before Flowers promotion in Japan recently might be severely affected following the arrest of SMAP member, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi early this morning on suspicion of public indecency in a park in Tokyo’s Minato-ku. He was apparently seen naked and sitting in the park by a local resident at 3am this morning who called the police subsequently. When cornered by the police, Kusanagi who appeared to be severely intoxicated shouted out incomprehensible statements and even said, “What’s so bad about being naked?”. He was subsequently hauled off to the police station and has admitted to the allegations filed against him.

What implications does this have for Boys Before Flowers? Programs hosted by Kusanagi including SMAPXSMAP, etc could be stopped. And this does not affect just Boys Before Flowers only because the programs that Kusanagi hosts are representative programs that introduce Korean stars to Japanese viewers. This is not only a big blow to Japanese tv stations but also to Korean stars doing promotions in Japan. But Boys Before Flowers will be the worst hit at the moment as they had visited Japan not too long ago for promotions. Because of this unfortunate incident, their recording of SMAPXSMAP might not see daylight at all, rendering their Japan promotions meaningless and severely hampering the success of the drama broadcast in Japan. Discussions are now underway between the various tv stations.

All is not lost though, as the Boys Before Flowers cast have recorded a 30 minute talkshow with TBS Sakasusan. Initially it was mistaken that F4 and Goo Hye Sun were given less than two minutes of air-time. But it was later made known that they had arrived late for the live show and had only arrived at the very last moment. The 30 minute talkshow recorded after the end of the live broadcast will be shown very soon.

Source: coolsmurf

[K-Drama] Life After Boys Over Flowers

It’s over now. All the hype, all the suspense on how the drama’s going to end. It’s all over…

Filming for Boys Before Flowers ended on the night of March 29, 2009. The tail end of filming brought the cast on a whirlwind schedule, taking them from all over Korea to Macau and culminated at Korea’s Incheon beach. Well, the dust has settled and now the cast and crew can only look back at the 5-months of hard work as a sweet memory.

The final episode of Boys Before Flowers aired on KBS2 in Korea on March 31, 2009. Imagine, barely more than a day of post-production time before the final episode went on air! That’s the insanely hectic pace the drama cast and crew had to live with for the past 5 months or so. A dreadfully stressful, exhaustive pace. Congratulations to them for pulling it all off i say!

That’s a wrap guys! Filming ends and the cast and crew celebrate…

Now that all the excitement of producing and first-time airing of the drama is over, what did the now scattered F4 members do? What did Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Joon and Kim Bum do on the days after they completed filming the drama? Let’s take a peek.

The next day – for the first time in five months(!), the four had completely different schedules. Of course the first thing on all of their minds were to get some much needed rest. But here’s what each ended up doing.

Lee Min-ho : Exercise, facial and rest!

On March 30, Lee Min-ho got some much needed rest. He also worked out / exercised (which he says is long overdue) and made an appointment with his dermatologist for a one-hour skin care treatment.

That afternoon, in a telephone interview with Sports Korea, Min-ho mentioned “I feel much better after a one-hour rest and treatment at the dermatologist (he probably fell asleep when the dermatologist worked on his face).” Then he asked jokingly “Do I sound different when I am lying down?” However, Min-ho did not have the luxury of taking the entire day off. He had a shooting (photography) appointment later that evening.

Kim Hyun-joong : Fan meeting

Kim Hyun-joong a.k.a. Ji-hoo sunbae (a name which his fans affectionately still calls him) has one of the most organized and active fans groups around! On March 30, Hyun-joong had a rehearsal with his bandmates for the fan meeting which would take place the next day.

On March 31, Hyun-joong was at Seoul’s Olympic Park meeting 4,000 very lucky fans. Kim Hyun-joong was joined by his SS501 band mates, Kim Joon and Kim Bum! Hyun-joong also told his fans that his band SS501 will be making a comeback soon.

Kim Bum : Busy shooting movie & CF

Kim Bum delved straight into shooting a movie after Boys Before Flowers wrapped up. The day after, he spent the entire morning at the film studio, then followed with CF shooting later. In fact, all the F4 members had a late night on March 29, taking photos and saying their good-byes. Despite staying up late the night before, Kim Bum had to wake up early for a full day of shooting.

Kim Joon : Begins his career as an entertainer

The end of Boys Before Flowers signifies a wonderful start to Kim Joon’s new career. Before playing Song Woo-bin on the drama, he was in the band T-MAX, but was still practically an unknown face. Now, all that has changed and his career in K-pop entertainment has been given a kick-start. On March 30, Kim Joon was at the recording of an MBC entertainment program.

Kim Joon spoke to Sports Seoul via a telephone interview and said, “During the drama (BBF), I received much love from my fans. Now, after the drama, I intend to return all that love.” He added that he aspires to become a good actor.

http://www.asianfanatics.net

Source: Sports Korea
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