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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kim Hyun Joong wins case against MOGEF, ban removed for “Please”

by 더블에스오공일 (Double S 501)

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Kim Hyun Joong and his entertainment company, Key East, managed to retract the ban on one of his tracks, “Please“.

The song, which was a part of his “Break Down” solo album, had been banned by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (“MOGEF“) for being “harmful media to the youth”.

In it’s overturning decision, the courts proclaimed that “In books, movies, and dramas permitted for teenage viewing, there are often scenes of drinking and smoking to quell sadness. In the interest of maintaining freedom of speech, it must also be allowed in popular music. It cannot be assumed that just because it is there, it promotes drinking or smoking.”

The MOGEF had banned the song earlier in the year for lyrics such as “Through the expanding cigarette smoke” and “Because I’m drunk”.

The court struck down MOGEF’s reasoning, saying, “Taking the lyrics in context of the entire song, the phrases are just a way to express the horrible emotions after breaking up with a lover, not encouraging drinking or smoking.”

Friday, December 2, 2011

Kim Hyun Joong(김현중) @ K-STAR news [11.11.29]


Song Seung Hun with Ooh La La Session, “With cool dongsaengs”

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Top star Song Seung Hun revealed a picture with Ooh La La Session.
Song Seung Hun posted on his Me2Day on December 1st, “Together with cool Ooh La La Sessiondongsaengs at MAMA ^^” along with a picture. (dongsaeng = a younger sibling or a younger acquaintance)
In the picture, Song Seung Hun is wearing a neat tuxedo as the presenter at the ’2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards’ and is looking at the camera with a bright smile on his face. It’s especially notable that he is holding the Ooh La La Session members in a very friendly manner.
Netizens commented, “Ooh La La Session must have been more excited than Song Seung Hun”, “The playful faces are so obvious”, and “A lot of talent in one picture.”
Song Seung Hun attended the ’2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards’ on November 29th in Singapore as a presenter.
Source: Donga via Nate

Kim Hyun Joong’s Agency Denies Casting in New Drama “Speed”

 by 더블에스오공일 (Double S 501)

Contrary to what he said at the 2011 MAMA press conference, Kim Hyun Joong is not confirmed for the lead role in the upcoming TV Chosun drama, “Speed.”
“We did receive an offer for the lead role in ‘Speed,’ but we haven’t finalized our decision yet. It’s just one of the many offers under consideration,” Key East Entertainment said.

Another official from Key East said, “He’s reviewing many offers right now. What he said at the press conference wasn’t meant for a specific TV series, but it was just his way of expressing his intention to return to TV around that time.”
On November 29, Kim Hyun Joong appeared at the 2011 MAMA Press Conference and said his world tour got postponed to late next year because of a new drama he was cast in. “I think I’ll be able to show my acting on TV by next April,” he said at the time.

“Speed” is a drama series produced by TV Chosun, one of the five new TV channels that began broadcasting on December 1. It’s produced by the director of “Iris,” and has been rumored to cast either Kim Hyun Joong, Yoo Ah In, or Lee Jung Jae as the male lead, while SNSD’s Sooyoung is a strong candidate to play the lead female role.

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Song Hye Gyo Shows Off Her Sexy Charm in "Vogue" Photo Shoot

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Song Hye Gyo Shows Off Her Sexy Charm in "Vogue" Photo Shoot

Actress Song Hye Gyo is garnering attention for her see through fashion.
The actress showed a totally different charm than her usual sophisticated and chic image through fashion magazine “Vogue” photo shoot.
Song Hye Gyo captured interest with her smoky makeup and alluring see through fashion. Her voluminous bust line added on to the displayed sexiness. She wore sparkly black pants for the lower apparel. Her seductive gaze at the camera while leaning on a wall had many male fans skip a heartbeat.
Netizens who saw the photo shoot picture reacted with diverse responses: “A sexy side of Song Hye Gyo!”, “This is way too sexy!”, and “Way too charming, her body really is perfect.”
Recently, Song Hye Gyo has been filming for Kar Wai Wong’s “The Grandmasters.”

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gong Yoo’s early morning activity captured by the paparazzi?

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Actor Gong Yoo was captured on camera in the streets of Kangnam. It was an early morning, he had just come out of a coffee shop with a coffee in one hand and a sandwich in the other. As soon as he made his way out, he was captured by the cameras of the paparazzi, or so you thought.
The photo is actually from the pictorial Gong Yoo is doing for the ‘Coffee and Desert’ cafe, ‘Mango Six’. Star photographer Hong Jang Hyun took charge of the pictorial and one of the concept happens to be the ‘paparazzi’ concept. Aside from the paparazzi concept, Gong Yoo has already completed the ‘Modern Boy’ and the ‘Party Boy’ concept shoot. It is said that the photoshoot is one of the finest Gong Yoo has done in his career.
The paparazzi concept has never been used for a coffee shop brand or any other eatery brand, so they have high expectation for the pictorial.
The photoshoot proceeded on the 21st, which was one of the coldest day to date this year and unfortunately on the same day, Gong Yoo was suffering from the flu. However, Gong Yoo insisted on keeping his promise to film on that day and word is the photoshoot staffs were very impressed by his professionalism.
Gong Yoo’s ‘Mango Six’ pictorial will be revealed on December 1st through ‘Mango Six’ official website and the pictorial book will be available in all ‘Mango Six’ stores.
Source: Segye via Nate
...and may I just add that he looks so gorgeous with that fashion he's wearing and stylish with that jacket! effortless!:)) 

Kim Tae Hee gifts from fans brings her happiness

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Actress Kim Tae Hee was proud to receive gifts from her fans in Korea.
Kim Tae Hee posted on her Me2Day, “Korea & Japan combo gift set~~!! Drama staff keep saying ‘Sugoi~~’, saying do fans in Korea give you something like this too. I was able to stand tall thanks to you!! Thank you”, along with a picture. (sugoi = cool, great)
Kim Tae Hee also added “It’s already the 7th episode to air for ‘Me and My Star’s 99 Days’ by next week…I personally think it’s really getting more fun from now so please watch it till the end!”
Kim Tae Hee’s Japanese drama ‘Me and My Star’s 99 Days’ has garnered much attention in Japan. In the drama, Kim Tae Hee plays the role of Korean top star Han Yoo Na, opposite Nishijima Hidetoshi in a romantic relationship.
Netizens commented, “Good to make goddess Tae Hee proud”, “She looks tired but still beautiful”, and “Always beautiful Kim Tae Hee”.
Source: TV Report via Nate

Jung Woo Sung Opens Up for the First Time About Breaking Up with Lee Ji Ah

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Jung Woo Sung Opens Up for the First Time About Breaking Up with Lee Ji Ah

Ahh bittersweet breakups, as Oscar Wilde once said, “The heart was made to be broken.” (@_@) I remember it was back in April when the shocking news broke out that Seo Taiji and Lee Ji Ah were involved in a divorce lawsuit. (Jung Woo Sung knew nothing about this, much like everyone else in the world, as the fact that they were once married was a secret.) Jung Woo Sung had a hard time, and the Korean public heard about his drinking in order to get over the recent news. 
Jung Woo Sung and Lee Ji Ah eventually broke up in June.
 On November 30, Jung Woo Sung was at a press conference for his upcoming drama, “Padam Padam.” A reporter asked him, “I think it would have been difficult for you to appear on the screen after that incident?” Jung Woo sung replied, “It wasn’t difficult for me at all. Everyone goes through relationships and breakups. Actually, I am more concerned right now over my mother’s health, because she is getting surgery.” In the drama “Padam Padam” a main subject is “Miracles.”
Jung Woo Sung was asked what “Miracles” meant to him. He answered, “Right now this moment is a miracle for me as well. When a lot of people come together to make a moment like this, is a miracle in itself. I think every moment in life is a miracle.”
The drama “Padam Padam” which is about a “Kang Chil” (Played by Jung Woo Sung) who gets out of prison after 16 years of imprisonment, falls in love, and begins to live a life where he tries to find the meaning of “miracle” once again. The drama will be broadcast on December 5, through the new TV channel JTBC.

this article has somewhat already anticipated after the news broke out that time. I have watched Athena: Goddess of War and definitely the chemistry was there. I also blogged their short romance before here and was glad for awhile. but seemed that theirs was just a short lived affair, tangled in secrecy that made the relationship end this way. well..that's how it was.


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[fancam] 111130 Kim Hyun Joong Departure and Arrival from Singarpore to Korea

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[HD FANCAM] 30/11/11 KIM HYUN JOONG Departure @ Changi Airport Singapore

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yoon Eun Hye at 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards

Yoon Eun Hye attended the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards held in Singapore last November 29, 2011. She presented the 'Artist Of The Year' award to Girls' Generation.

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[close up fancam] 2011.11.29 Kim Hyun Joong @ MAMA - Singapore by ThemurdererQ


[Pic] Justin Davis Jewelry is designed by Kim Hyun Joong

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[News] Kim Hyun Joong, SNSD, 2NE1 and more greet Singapore at MAMA 2011

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November 30, 2011 12:29 am sha91

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Text: Joanna Goh
Photos: Lim Wen Ying & Mnet
Videos: Teng Siew Eng & Tay Yixuan

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With one of Korea’s most highly-anticipated music awards, MAMA 2011 (Mnet Asian Music Awards) set to take place on our sunny shores today, Hallyu fans are in for a treat. With more than 20 Korean celebrities — apart from local and foreign stars — in town to help present the event, our little island is teeming with some of the biggest actors and K-pop groups from the industry.

This morning, more than 170 reporters from all over the world gathered at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center for a short ‘welcome meeting’ with Korean artistes such as Kim Hyun Joong, Koda Kumi, miss A, Girls’ Generation and Super Junior.

Fielding questions from reporters from the floor, artistes like Dynamic Duo, Simon D, Lang Lang and Ulala Session shared their excitement to be part of this international event, which will be watched by 1.9billion people worldwide.

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Looking dapper in grey, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that his initial plans to bring his world stage next year will be delayed to end of the year due to an upcoming drama production in April.

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With nominations in the Best Male Artiste and Best Dance Performance – Solo category, when reporters quizzed him on his chances at tonight’s award ceremony, Hyun Joong humbly replied, “I feel that my chances in both areas are quite low. I am not expecting much from it but I hope to win at least one item.”

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Talking about his career development as a solo artiste, Hyun Joong admitted that it is “more physically demanding now” and says that he plans to “develop myself even more” to become a better artiste.

KHJ [中字] 111129 Mnet 2011 MAMA -【Best Male Artist - 金賢重 + Lucky Guy (with Suzy)】

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[pics]2011.11.29 KHJ @ MAMA 2011 by MurdererQ

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

[ENG SUBBED] RAZORTV - Kim Hyun Joong makes them swoon (MAMA 2011 Ep 1.2)


Red carpet photos from the ’2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards’

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On November 29th, Mnet hosted its 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (‘MAMA‘) at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, attracting stars and performers from both Korea and around the world.
Turning up in their very best, stars like 2NE1Super Juniormiss A and more dazzled the red carpet tonight.
Check out their outfits below, and tell us which stars were the best and worst dressed of the night!
[ **Photos are still being processed in Korea, so please stay tuned!** ]

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2011 MAMA Awardees

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2011 MAMA Awardees

MAMA is on everyone’s mind!
The 2011 MAMA Awards ceremony was held in the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 29. K-Pop and America’s music royalty walked the red carpet and hit the stage!
Who were the honored foreign guests from the West? Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg brought their hip hop roots to tonight’s ceremony, while Black Eyed Peas’ Wil.i.am and apl.de.ap showcased US Pop.
SNSD, Kim Hyun Joong, Super Junior, HyunA, miss A, 2NE1, BEAST, A Pink, Huh Gak, Seo In Young, Bae Ji Young, Dynamic Duo and YB all performed their sizzling hits of the year with fellow top Asian artists from China, Japan, etc... In addition to the performances, twenty actors/actresses presented their MAMAs to the respective winners: Lee Byung Hun, Song Seung Hun, Go Soo, Park Si Hoo, Kim Soo Hyun, Song Joong Ki, Kim Hee Sun, Han Chae Young, Yoon Eun Hye, Han Hyo Joo, Kim Min Hee, Ji Sung, Kang So Ra, Bae Soo Bin, Nam Gyuri, Park Si Yoon, Yoon Seung Ah, Oh Ji Ho and Kim Sung Soo
Now the moment you have all been waiting for is here! Below is the entire list of this year's winners:
Best New Male Artist – Huh Gak
Best New Female Artist – A Pink
Singapore's Choice [ Popularity Award] - Super Junior
Hottest Asian Artist Award - Koda Kumi (Japan)
Best New Asian Solo Artist - Wei Chen (China)
Best New Asian Artist Group - AZIATIX
Best OST and Best Female Solo Artist  - Baek Ji Young - That Woman ("Secret Garden")
Style In Music - Seo In Young
Best Male Group -
Best Female Group- 
Best Male Solo Artist - Kim Hyun Joong
Best Solo Dance Performance - HyunA ( Bubble Pop)
Best Dance Performance Male Group - BEAST
Best Dance Performance Female Group - miss A
Mnet Specialized Award - YB
Best Band Performance - 
Best Rap Performance - Leessang
Best Vocal Performer Solo
Best Vocal Performer Group - 2NE1 (for their single "Lonely")
Best MV (Music Video)
Song of the Year
Artist of the Year

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"Lucky Guy", "Kim Hyun Joong" and "KHJ" were trending at #5, #8 and #10 WORLDWIDE respectively!!!

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by 더블에스오공일 (Double S 501)

[29/11/11] Kim Hyun Joong's dance performance @ 2011 MAMA (Credit: cozy1010 @ YT)

[29/11/11] Kim Hyun Joong - Lucky Guy @ 2011 MAMA (Credit: cozy1010 @ YT)

[29/11/11] 2011 MAMA Best Male Solo Artist - Kim Hyun Joong!!! 축하해요!! ^^

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[Screen Cap by Hyunited6686] Kim Hyun Joong at 2011 MAMA Singapore (November 29th,2011)

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[pics] Kim Hyun Joong at MAMA Press Conference 2011

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Kim Hyun Joong to star in a drama next year

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Singer Kim Hyun Joong has announced that he will be starring in a drama soon.
On November 29th, the star attended a press conference for the ‘2011 MAMA‘ in Singapore’s Sands Expo Convention Center. He said, “It hasn’t been officially revealed yet, but I will be acting in April of next year. We originally had a world tour in mind, but we postponed that for the drama.”
He continued, “I heard that I did well on the Billboard charts. I am very happy about that. It feels real that being #1 in Korea means being #1 in the world.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Kim Hyun Joong’s new drama!
Source: OSEN

Yoon Eun Hye 윤은혜 @ 2011 MAMA in Singapore (Red Carpet)

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