another news... Jang Dong Gun "I Talked with Hyun Bin Because of the Character Kim Do Jin" cre: en.koreaportal.com
Jang Dong Gun who was on the popular SBS weekend drama 'A Gentleman's Dignity' that recently ended, told best friend and younger actor, Hyun Bin, about how difficult it was to act comically.
Jang Dong Gun recently revealed during an interview, "While I was filming for 'A Gentleman's Dignity,' Hyun Bin had a time of break from the army," and he took his luck.
He added, "We ate together once, Hyun Bin said that in his army class, he takes charge of the channel. He said, work hard on filming for 'A Gentleman's Dignity,' and laughed.
He then said, "Previously, when I received the script, I told Hyun Bin about my difficulties. I was not getting used to it (Kim Do Jin's comic acting). Then Hyun Bin told me that if I keep doing it, I'll have energy later and do it. I think what he said was completely true.
Jang Dong Gun and Hyun Bin are in the same company and are known to be best friends. Hyun Bin also worked with writer Kim Eun Sook of 'A Gentleman's Dignity' when he was on 'Secret Garden.'
Meanwhile, on 'A Gentleman's Dignity' Jang Dong Gun played an edgy character and showed his 'firework negative comments,' but was extremely soft towards his girl. He made a successful comeback to a drama after 12 years.
CNBLUE decorated the grand finale of "a-Nation Music Week" named "Rock Nation" on August 12.
"a-Nation Music Week" is Japan's popular music festival that took place from August 3-12 and last day was named "Rock Nation" centered on rock artists. The main stage was held in Tokyo's Yoyogi National Stadium featuring performances by not only K-Pop artist CNBLUE including Anna Tsuchiya, Sads and Vamps.
The crowd went wild as soon as CNBLUE's Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Jung Shin appeared onstage, filling the venue with cheers and shouts revealing the audience's excitement. The Japanese audience enthusiastically responded to CNBLUE's performances by singing along with the group.
CNBLUE shared with the audience, "We are happy and thankful to be here for this great festival. Thank you."
"a-nation" is Japan's largest summer music festival, known for drawing in many prominent musicians to perform. CNBLUE was asked to perform at the last day of the festival by Hyde, a vocalist and guitarist of Vamps.
During the ten day festival other artists such as m-flo, The Gazette and AKB48 performed on stage. The Music Week that brought music together with fashion, food and entertainment received many favorable reviews.
The drama "City Conquest" recently revealed a still of Jung Yoo Mi holding a cup of instant noodles and waiting for someone. Without much details as to what the drama will be about, it added even more to the curiosity that has been building up.
With the debris of what looks like quite a bit of waiting, Jung Yoo Mi is sitting on a slab of rock quite freely. Her expression is quite serious and she seems slightly sad. Her willingness to sit outside to wait for someone this way seems to suggest something about the character storyline.
In "City Conquest" Jung Yoo Mi plays jewelry designer Lee Dan Bi who is destined to fall in love with Hallyu star Mir Baek (played by Kim Hyun Joong). She is an honest and innocent hopeless romantic and Jung Yoo Mi had already been the target of much jealousy from the female audiences.
Jung Yoo Mi is known for her portrayals in "Thousand Days Promise" and her upcoming appearance is highly anticipated. cre: kpopstarz.com
Siwon and Donghae of Super Junior arrived in the Philippines for their activities as the endorsers of a clothing brand BENCH. cre: Choi Siwon
The Philippine Star Interview – Siwon and Donghae @siwon407:#nowplaying The day before – Nell thanks manila for all your love and passion. already miss you Siwon and Donghae with Tim Yap Siwon Weino Update : This is Philippines ^^
There's one thing not many K-Pop fans do and many might not know is possible to do unless you're really part of a fandom: visit an artist's restaurant. Many have started businesses around Seoul; often they are partners or their relative owns the restaurant. The most popular is probably JYJJunsu's parents' pizza place Misarang, but there are definitely more. As an exchange student in Seoul at the moment, I will visit some of these restaurants, check out prices and describe the easiest way to get there.
The first restaurant to introduce is Jaksal Chicken. It is owned by SS501's Kim Hyun Joong and is located very close to Seokchon station on the pink line number 8. He actually owns another one, bigger and on the other end of Seoul in Ilsan, but today we will just start with Jaksal.
To go there, take the pink line number 8 and get off at Seokchon station. Depending on where you are in Seoul, it could take more than half an hour to get there. Also I would suggest going during the early afternoon and try to take the train back early, since Seoul's subways tend to be very crowded during the evening hours.
When you arrive at the station, follow the signs and go to exit number 7. From there, go straight until you get to the first side street. It's big so you won't miss it. Go straight again for around 50 meters and you'll see it on the left side on a corner to another side street.
You might be surprised to face a pretty small restaurant, one of those you see on Korea's streets a lot. There's a small tent outside with plastic chairs and tables, and inside, maybe enough space for 20 customers.
The menu is not huge, mostly variations of chicken, like garlic chicken, spicy chicken, etc. with a salad. But there is more to it as well; Ddokbokki is also on the menu as well as Budaejjigae. Prices go up to around 17,000 won, but the menu is made up of dishes fit for two, so you might want to make sure to go with a friend which makes it a) more fun to be there, b) cheaper and c) you'll probably finish the whole dish.
If you're not sure about what to order and are not fluent in Korean, one of the waiters working at the place speaks very good English and is quite nice, so don't hesitate to talk to him.
My friend and I decided to go with the Budaejjigae, which is basically a stew, with sausage, noodles, vegetables, fishcake, dumplings and a lot more in it. You get the hot pot on your table and finish cooking it there. It was 16,000 won and was actually pretty satisfying.
I must also say, I would not have expected it to be as delicious as it was, since I assume they will get customers anyway, because Kim Hyun Joong's name is attached to it and his face is plastered all over the place, but I have definitely tasted way worse budaejjigae since coming to Korea two months ago.
If you are not a fan but are around this area, it's a cheap place to get very good food with a nice atmosphere. And if you are a fan, then definitely go there. Most of the fans probably go to the bigger one in Ilsan, so this is a quiet place to enjoy the food and look around at the pictures of Kim Hyun Joong hanging there without being intrusive.
I miss Won Bin in the small screen. Seen him in Autumn in my Heart with Song Seung Hun and Song Hye Kyo. Actually, the first Korean drama that made me cry and made me a certified Korean drama follower. The first time I watched a series that I also pity the guy who was not the lead character. His presence in that drama was so awesome , I remember how I felt his pain. Now...will still wait for that comeback. the news:
Won Bin’s 13 year come back to TV drama is not to be
Actor Won Bin‘s 13 year comeback to TV drama has been confirmed by multiple sources to have been void.
Won Bin was offered the leading role in the drama written by writer No Hee Kyung and to be directed by PD Kim Kyu Tae. It was reported that he was seriously considering starring in the drama and many were optimistic to see him make a comeback to TV. However, according to several insiders in the TV network, Won Bin has made the final decision to not star in the drama. An associate of the drama’s production team stated, “Won Bin has decided to not take the role. We’re currently talking to other Hallyu stars for the role.”
Won Bin had been searching for his next project for 2 years, since his last film ‘The Man Out of Nowhere’, which attracted more than 6 million moviegoers. If he had actually starred in the drama, he would have made a comeback to television after 13 years from his last TV drama ‘Autumn In My Heart’. Many predicted Won Bin to add another huge hit to his already impressive filmography and the possibility seemed even more likely since writer No Hee Kyung was writing the scripts. She is known in the industry as the ‘Magician of Words’.
An associate of the TV network spoke about the reason Won Bin decided against starring on the drama, “We don’t know the exact reason why. But the new drama’s female and male lead role share a similar importance in the storyline, I believe the mediation proved to be a little difficult”, and he cautiously elaborated on the situation.
Lee Byung Heon and Lee Min Jung‘s wedding rumor surfaced but both parties denied the rumor. Recently, a rather detailed rumor about Lee Byung Heon and Lee Min Jung’s November wedding and the soon-to-be newlyweds preparation processes spread out. Since Lee Byung Heon and Lee Min Jung’s alleged relationship was reported back in April, the news about the two superstar’s wedding spread like wildfire among SNS users.
However, Lee Byung Heon’s agency quickly denied the rumor. They announced, “This is not true at all. Lee Byung Heon is busy in November, filming ‘Red 2.’ How could he be preparing for a wedding and when he is so busy with filming schedules?” Lee Min Jung and her representative also released a quick response to the wedding rumor. Lee Min Jung’s representative said, “She stopped by a Hanbok store for filming of ‘Big.’ There was a scene where she wears Hanbok in her imagination. She is not getting married.”
In April, a entertainment news article revealed that Lee Byung Heon and Lee Min Jung are reported to be a couple and Lee Min Jung had been invited to Lee Byung Heon’s house to be introduced to his family. Both parties denied such allegations immediately and stated that they only know each other as colleagues and are not a couple.
Wuhan Evening News reported on August 15, South Korea, a program recently announced Korea’s most handsome man list TOP30, some of us familiar with the South Korean handsome young men not surprisingly all of the list. ”Walking sculpture,” said Kim Hyun Joong topped the list, Won Bin, Hyun Bin, Kang Dong-won, Yoo, high repair, SJS, Benny Kun, Song Zhongji, Zheng Yucheng, etc. among the top ten. Surprisingly, the popular king Jang Geun Suk ranked only 29, almost left behind. (Editor: Liu Hongrui)
Some photos of actress Kim Tae Hee taken in Paris were released on August 14.
In the photos, Kim is showing off her beautiful look in a quiet cafe in Paris. Her gentle smile and elegant pose especially attract a lot of attention. In a simple dress accompanied by luxurious Cartier jewels, Kim creates a stylish look that goes well with her intelligent image.
People responded: “She cannot be simply described as a goddess.” “She’s so beautiful.” “You’re the most beautiful woman in the world.”
Kim is currently reviewing some scripts for the next work, doing commercial and pictorial shoots.