[News] Jang Keun Suk loses his “freedom” in Japan.
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28 June 2011 – Korean actor-cum-singer Jang Keun Suk had his first official photo-book “The Romance JPlus Photograph Collection” press conference on 28 June at Yokohama, and the public sale date starts from 27 July. Besides 500 eels in attendance, there was a record number of more than 400 media reporters attending.
JKS is honoured by the release of his first photo-book. “Rather than exhibiting a handsome or beautiful appearance, the main theme is what I’m like in my private life.”
Before the press conference, JKS visited the photo-book exhibition at Sogo Yokohama. “I wrote many messages there. Please be happy in looking for them, such as ‘You’re permitted to look at only me’!” Being his usual humorous self, JKS blew kisses at fans in between questions, generating lots of screaming.
In response to a request from a TV reporter, JKS performed a “shuffle” dance on the spot (both hands and legs in irregular vibration before coming together), showing his friendly side.
There were nearly 1,000 fans at the airport to welcome him. His sky-rocketing popularity meant that JKS could no longer go out to have a meal or a walk whenever he liked; this has made him feel sad and helpless.“Yesterday I only went for a walk in the park near the hotel, but my sudden action made the staff angry, and the security and staff had to accompany me throughout. The words I hear most often recently are ‘no’, ‘you cannot’; my ears have become painful.” In order to prevent chaos amongst his fans, JKS has to sacrifice his “freedom”.
During the autograph session after the press conference, perhaps to respond to the government’s call to save electricity, the air-conditioning was practically non-existent (highest temperature in Yokohama reached 32 degrees). The two security guards besides JKS helped to fan him, and soon the perspiring JKS removed his white scarf. To the 300 fans, JKS smiled throughout, greeting his fans and thanking them. Halfway through, there was a brief 30-second break where JKS drank some milk, did his “shuffle” dance and stretching exercise, he was absolutely cute every second!
According to fans, JKS signed his autograph entirely in Japanese. A 60 year-old fan said that she felt touched as JKS would write “chan” after her name. “The last time my husband used ‘chan’ after my name is a few decades ago. Today, besides signing his name, JKS also called me ‘xx-chan’, I’m so surprised and happy.”
Another fan in her 20s showed her autograph to reporters. “JKS took the initiative to write ‘kiss you’ on the autograph. He’s so sweet.” JKS used his creativity on the spot to add little personal touches to his autograph for every fan. It truly made fans feel that JKS’ sincerity is something he shows through his actions and not just by talking. No wonder that during the 10 seconds of waiting for his autograph, some eels even helped to fan him.
The most common question the media asked the fans is “What do you think is JKS’ charm?” And the most common answer is, “JKS can be sexy, gentle, innocent, wild. His acting is good and so is his singing. His charms are really countless. The most important thing is, he is only 24 years old. There are so many possibilities in his future.”
[News] Korea, China and Japan collaboration "Strangers 6" shoots in Korea.
Cr. - hancinema
Drama "Strangers 6" which was talk of the issue as the collaboration of Korea, China and Japan, is proceeding smoothly in Korea.
Press released in March, "Strangers 6" is the story of 6 characters who fight with earthquakes that is main material in the drama.
This drama has been postponed due to the many circumstances involving the 9.0 size earthquake that hit Japan in March. With a firm plan and teamwork, the shoot has started in both Korea and Japan and going smoothly.
The productions said, "I hope this drama can deliver the message of hope and overcoming problems everyone has been through from the natural disaster. We work hard to make this drama something that not only Koreans, but everyone can understand and relate to, delivering energy and hope to the viewers".
[News] Oh Ji-ho & Jang Yun-jung jackpot sale of kimchi business.
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After Hallyu Star Oh Ji-ho created own business with his family "Namja Kimchi" on April. This month Jang Yun-jung hit the jackpot her own kimchi business “Ole Kimchi” like as Oh Ji-ho.
According to "Namja Kimchi", Oh Ji-ho and his partners Kim Chi-young, Yoon Gi-suk, and Oh Byung-jin created the kimchi brand "Namja Kimchi" (www.namjakimchi.com) and created a sales of 4 billion won (~US$4 million) in 6 months.
Jang Yun-jung create her kimchi business brand “Ole Kimchi” on March. Since the beginning of the launch "Ole Kimchi", recording the highest sales growth was faster. In addition, more than 90 percent of the purchase of an existing repurchase, and loyal to determine the consumption patterns stood on the track seems stable.
Jang said, "Kimchi online mall, which opened about three months old so upset when the current site of interest is being collected: sales have been steadily increasing each month's first goal was to achieve annual sales of 100 billion could be expected."
[Talk of Town] Who is leader cast for 'Dream High Season 2'?
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"Dream High" the best idol drama co-production of Bae Yong-joon’s Keyeast and Park Jin-young’s JYP Entertainment. The storyline is the beginning of creation 'Idol feast' Idol's acting skills and some controversy will arouse the concern of 20 percent, but the audience got up all this way for popularity. After viewers' Season 2 production has been steadily claiming.
KBS side in making this the second story showed a positive reaction 'Season 2' production confirm the compositions. Netizens already confirmed production became a virtual cast, including trying to have seen the hot reaction.
Last month, A representative of KBS said on last month 'We will be producing a second season for ‘Dream High’, and it will feature stories about the youth generation. This has been in discussion since the conclusion of season one. Whether we’ll be casting rookie idols like ‘Dream High’ and ‘Jungle Fish,’, or whether we’ll be going through an audition process is still up for discussion. There’s a high probability that the season will begin airing in January of 2012, just in time for winter break. So what might change for “Dream High Season 2″? The representative did not reveal much, but said, “The original format of ‘Dream High’ was great, so we’re planning to carry it over.”
'Dream High Season 2' will be air in January 2012, co-produced again by Bae Yong-joon’s Keyeast and Park Jin-young’s JYP Entertainment. After the succesful run of KBS2 TV 'Dream High' and 'Dream High Season 2' confirmed, speculation has started over which of the star-studded cast will be returning, as well as which new faces will be joining them.
In a poll being conducted on a korean portal site, our multi-talented leader Taeyeon (SNSD) has already quickly taken the lead as the celebrity netizens would most like to see on 'Dream High Season 2', Joining her in the rankings are Jessica and Yuri, was well as a long list of other well-known names such as Chan-sung, So-hee, Bae Yong-joon and Hye-rim.
To be honest, the likeliness of and SNSD member actually joining the cast is incredibly thin, with SM rejecting pretty much all the ‘Love-calls’ that the girls are getting due to their busy busy schedules. Chances are the next time we’ll see a SoShi girl acting it’ll be an SM production – and even then it’s going to be a while as SM doesn’t have any acting plans in store for them for the time being. Still, it’s nice to know that Korean netizens want to see SNSD girls in more areas of entertainment as well.
With news of a Season 2 for Dream High under production, one of the main questions about Season 2 is whether or not actress Park Eun Bin will be a part of the cast.
Lots of netizens want her appearance in the second Dream High after the word got out. Park Eun Bin came out as a cameo to act as the grown up Hyesung, who was Suzy’s younger sister. Since then, netizens have been speculating that season 2 will be about Hyesung and have reasoned that it would be the logical flow of story. Lots of reactions are “I want to see Park Eun Bin in Season 2” and “Eun Bin could become the next Soohyun and end up on M Countdown.”
Dream High was about high school students who are attending a school of the arts and shares stories about their goals, obstacles, hopes, and the happiness that they encounter while working hard to achieve their goals. The show turned many idol singers into actors such as IU, Wooyoung, and Suzy.
[Info] Wine and People - A wine journey together with Atom in Gorilla in the Kitchen.
Cr. - Jaime / yasai
Jaime: Atom san apparently has written a book on (whatelse but) wine and looks like Yong Joon has also played a role in it. As you can see from the cover(?), they were dining in Gorilla. Looks like there will be some kind of promotional event too. Hehe, I just translate the words in the pictures here .....
"A wine journey together with Atom in Gorilla in the Kitchen
Bae Yong Joon san's sommelier Atom san, his book 'Wine and People'
Commemoration of simultaneous release in Japan and Korea. Special Event!!"
" 1. At Bae Yong Joon san's Gorilla in the Kitchen, Atom san's recommended wine and special cuisine will be served. *Special cuisine will be identical to what is served to Bae Yong Joon san in the book 'Wine and People'
2. Atom san will reveal inside conversation with Bae Yong Joon san and Kim Hyung Joon san during his 'Wine and People' interviews.
3. Handshaking with Atom san and picture taking (by blog cameraman?) - 4 per person. The picture taking will use the same background as what Bae Yong Joon san was in.
4. Participants will have Atom san's autograph in both the Japanese and Korean version of 'Wine and People' as presents."
[News] "The Journals of Musan" wins grand prize at film festival in Italy.
Cr. - 10asia
Director Park Jung-bum's feature "The Journals of Musan" has collected another accolade at an international film festival, winning the grand prize and the young jury award at this year's Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema in Italy.
According to the official website of the festival on Wednesday, "Musan" scored the top prize under the international competition category as well as the young jury prize, comprised of 20 student jurors from the Carlo Bo University of Urbino, at the 47th annual Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema held at Pesaro of Italy from June 19 to 27.
"The Journals of Musan" tells the story of a North Korean defector named Jeon Seung-chul who struggles to adapt to life in South Korea, while he tries to overcome the discrimination that he receives and find a decent job.
"Musan" had previously won a number of awards from various international film festivals including at the 15th Busan International Film Festival, 10th Marrakech International Film Festival, 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 13th Deauville Asian Film Festival and the Krakow Film Award at the Off Plus Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema.
It had been awarded at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival and most recently at the 5th annual Andrei Trakovsky Film Festival. It was also chosen as one of the top ten must-see movies by magazine Time Out New York.
[News] Mature, but still young at heart, Rainie Yang reveals her shoulders for new album.
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Rainie Yang’s star-power has been shining brightly this year, with her latest drama “Love You” bringing idol dramas out of the latest trend of low ratings. Her music has also caught the attention of fans, with the drama’s insert song “We are all fools” becoming a hit.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of new album, but in the meantime have created their own versions of the music video for the song. More than 10 versions have been uploaded online, and one has even reached 1.5 million views. The overwhelming popularity of the song has prompted Rainie’s record company, Sony to look to the internet for inspiration for the actual music video.
Going along with the theme of the song, Rainie, who has always been open-minded and reasonable in relationships, revealed a painful personal experience. In one particular relationship, the other would always switch off his cellphone during dates, but Rainie who was considerate would remind him that he shouldn’t switch his cellphone off because he could miss important calls. The other persuaded her that he wanted to enjoy their sweet time together uninterrupted because it belonged only to the two of them.
It was only until after their separation that Rainie discovered the truth: he had been cheating on her with a particularly clingy girl, and he switched off his cellphone during dates to prevent himself from being caught out. Thinking back on how she completely fell for his sweet-talking and that she didn’t even know for how long he was unfaithful, Rainie couldn’t help but reprimand herself for being so foolish.
The new album “Gaze”* has Rainie transformed into a mature and elegant young lady. Wearing a many-layered white dress in her photoshoot, her previously well-hidden legs make an appearance now and then and her feminine side is flaunted with the revealing of her graceful shoulders.
For her facial make-up, Rainie added in her own flourish with a design drawn from her ear to her cheek. The visual concept revolves around the intensity of fire which is what Rainie hopes to achieve as both a singer and actress.
[News] Cast list for MBC’s ‘High Kick 3′ confirmed! f(x)’s Krystal officially joins cast!
Cr. - allkpop
After a good amount of swirling rumors over the casting for MBC’s ‘High Kick 3‘, the final roster of star-studded actors and actresses to participate in the daily sitcom has finally been confirmed!
In line with previous rumors, f(x)’s Krystal will be making her 2nd role as an actress, playing the role of Ahn Soo Jung, the daughter of a formerly rich couple.
The couple roles are to played by Ahn Nae Sang and Yoon Yoo Sun.
Other confirmed roles will be filled by Yoon Gye Sang, Lee Jong Suk, Seo Ji Suk, Kang Seung Yoon, Park Ha Sun, Kim Ji Won, Park Ji Sun, Julien Kang, Go Young Wook, and Baek Jin Hee.
That is quite a list! This new sitcom, the third in the wildly popular ‘High Kick’ series led by PD Kim Byung Wook, will air, following the conclusion of the long-running MBC sitcom, ‘All My Love‘.
The first episode of ‘High Kick 3′ is scheduled to air on September 19th, so stay tuned!
[News] 8eight and 2PM switch songs at MBC’s ‘Music Core’ backstage!
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Backstage of last week’s MBC’s ‘Music Core‘, 2PM and 8eight performed a song swap by singing each other’s songs!
A video of the performance was recently uploaded onto YouTube and has been garnering immense popularity from fans of both groups.
Instead of the sad and emotional concept they have on stage, they had fun with 2PM’s song. Since the two songs contrast greatly in mood, fans were delighted to see 8eight go for a more upbeat style with “Hands Up” and 2PM deliver a smooth cover of “Close That Lip“. Joohee especially seemed very happy to see the boys of 2PM and jammed it out with them.
The two groups later exchanged CDs and yelled out “Fighting!” as a message of support.
Netizens wrote, “It’s nice to see them cheering each other on”, “8eight has a little kid side!”, and “I hope both of them are successful!”
2PM MBC’s ‘Music Core’ backstage!
[News] Song Joong Ki for LG Electronics ‘Cinema 3D Monitor’.
Cr. - allkpop
After Shin Min Ah concluded her contract with LG Electronics “Cinema 3D Monitor“, and actor Song Joong Ki has become the sole spokesmodel for the brand.
The actor recently filmed a CF for the special 3D TV model under the concept that just a small finger snap can easily change a regular 2D TV screen to 3D.
He stood in front of the camera without his former partner and successfully pulled off the concept, topping it off by wearing a stylish pair of 3D glasses.
A representative for LG Electronics stated, “A fun CF was created by the collaboration between Song Joong Ki and LG Electronics Cinema 3D Monitor. We will emphasize the privileges our customers can enjoy with 3D TV by carrying out a variety of promotions.”
[Photo] Song Hye Kyo new photo for 'Roem' Romantic Collaboration 2011.
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Song Hye Kyo at the 'Roem Lovis' Romantic Collaboration Collection Launch, on May 18, 2011 in Seoul, 'Roem' this year achieved a record sales exceeding 10Billion won, growth of 30% or two times more than last year
'Roem' is the concept of a romantic sensibility and rationality in the pursuit of comfort for the women in their 20s through Song Hye Kyo and casual customers are going to raise awareness even more .
'Roem Lovis' Romantic Collaboration by Song Hye Kyo (2011)
[News] 2PM, TVXQ, Kim Hyun Joong, and Super Junior get together for UAM Grand Opening.
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Top male idol groups, TVXQ, 2PM, Super Junior, along with SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong and many others came together to attend a launching event.
On a rainy afternoon on June 24th at ‘Banyan Tree Club and Spa‘ in Seoul, these top artists gathered for the ‘UAM (United Asia Management) Launching Party’.
UAM is a newly formed collaboration management agency of top Korean entertainment companies, composed of KeyEast, AMENT, StarJ Entertainment, SM Entertainment, YG Entertainment, andJYP Entertainment.
Reaching further than the Hallyu movement, UAM was founded together by the 6 agencies this past April, setting base on Asia as a whole. UAM plans to set their core focuses on online mediums, managing networking, and promoting through movies, dramas, and video footage production, as well as acting as a global agency for the artists in all 6 companies.
On this day, UAM started things off with a bright beginning as J.Y. Park, Soo Ae, Kim Min Jong,
On this day, UAM started things off with a bright beginning as J.Y. Park, Soo Ae, Kim Min Jong,
Lee So Yeon, Joo Ji Hoon, Ahn Sung Ki, Lee Young Ah, Bong Tae Gyu, Joo, Kwon Ri Sae, Kim Hyun Joong, Soo Ae, Kim Soo Hyun, TVXQ, Super Junior, 2PM, Lee Yeon Hee, Go Ara, Miss A, Yoo In Na, along with other artists, actor/actresses, directors, staff, and producers affiliated with UAM and its related companies appeared at the event.
[News] Dearly loved star in Japan, Jang Keun Suk has a successful photo book signing event.
On the 28th, Jang Keun Suk released his official photo book J Plus, and had a signing event in Japan.
Reporters from the major mass medias, newspapers, and magazines in Japan like Fuji TV, TBS, Japan TV, and TV Asahi gathered to cover Jang Keun Suk’s arrival on the 27th and the photo book signing event on the next day.
Before signing the photo books, Jang Keun Suk greeted in fluent Japanese and showed his ‘warming-up’ dance, making the atmosphere fun and cheerful. Japanese reporters say, “We have met many Korean Wave stars but he is different. His cheerful personality and innocent characteristics and smile are attractive to Japanese people.”
Meanwhile, Jang Keun Suk’s first official photo album J Plus began subscription sales on June 28, and the number of the sales reached 50,000, confirming his popularity in Japan.
[News] Jang Keun Suk' popularity in Japan surpasses Gaga, anxious over popularity.
Source: Tengxun Entertainment News
27 June 2011– Stylish Korean star Jang Keun Suk held a press conference on 28 June 2011 for the release of his first photo-book “Jang Keun Suk 1st Official Photograph J Plus Series”, which will be on public sale from 27 July onwards. Besides 500 fans specially invited to the press conference, nearly 400 reporters came to cover this event and the organizers had to change the venue last minute for security reasons.
The role of Hwang Tae-kyung in “You are Beautiful” was the reason behind JKS’ meteoric rise in popularity in Japan, and there were 800 fans at Haneda airport yesterday to meet JKS. Besides the 800 fans today at the press conference and autograph session, there were also many fans waiting near the venue to catch a glimpse of JKS. At the start of the press conference, JKS said he felt touched by fans’ passion. “Because there were so many people, I was worried that accidents might happen, but luckily I reached safely.”
A point worth noting is that the scale of JKS’ press conference today exceeded that of Lady Gaga’s “MYV Video Music Aid Japan” which attracted over 200 reporters, and nearly on par with the currently most popular showbiz event “AKB48 Third Elections”, fulfilling the prediction that JKS’ popularity in Japan is slowly reaching a level far beyond other Korean stars.
Media also becomes “eels”? 2 fat uncles “declare their love” for JKS
This is JKS’ first official appearance in Japan since the Great East Japan earthquake, so not only are eels anxious with the long wait, even the usually calm reporters are also excited. JKS’ debut single “Let me cry” topped the Oricon weekly chart in the first week since its release on 27 April – not only is it a record since Kondō Masahiko 30 years ago in the 1980s, it has also set the record for the highest-selling debut single by an overseas singer. As a result, various TV stations came up with variety and news programmes to analyse JKS’ charm. At bookshops, one would discover that more than half of the Korean Hallyu magazines have JKS on their cover. Because of his schedule, JKS could not spare time to visit Japan, and some Japanese media even flew to Seoul to grab the chance of interviewing JKS
With such a good chance of interviewing JKS today, the reporters were obviously not going to miss it. A female reporter from “Tokudane”, Fuji TV’s news programme, asked, “Remember when we went to Seoul to interview you, you promised to attend our programme when you have a chance. May we ask when that will be?”
JKS said with his usually honey-coated words, “Ah, I remember this promise. I have always wanted to attend.” But the official answer was not enough to satisfy the reporter, who continued to ask, “So when is that?”
JKS said in resignation, “The people around me tell me that I cannot go out.”
The reporter asked again persistently with a note of whining, “So when can you come?” The other reporters could not help but laugh. Finally, JKS came up with an answer that pacified the reporter for the time being. “I’ll try to get a chance within this year.”
Just as the emcee reminded the media that the Q&A segment was ending, JKS suddenly pointed to a fat man dressed in a red shirt, “I know you, you’re the uncle from “Woman Herself” 《女性自身》. Please ask your question!”
The man was shy but stood and asked, “I think everyone wants to know the type of girl you like best.”
Having been asked this many times before, JKS said, “I think everyone (fans) is very clear that I like more feminine women whose hearts are generous. I often travel overseas to work. I hope that she can understand my work nature and wait at home for me to come back. Never mind if she cannot cook, because I can cook quite well.” Hard for girls not to be moved at such a gentle guy! Later, this man became the target of reporters who asked him about how he knew JKS. He said that he has interviewed JKS a few times. “I like him very much, but I didn’t expect that he recognizes me. I’m very touched.”
Towards the end of the press conference, JKS once again interrupted the emcee and specifically invited another reporter, an “uncle” dressed in black, to ask his question. This man is a well-known comedian, chan-kawai, who shouted, “I like JKS very much! I’m his loyal fan!” He was much bolder to “confess his love” for JKS in comparison to the previous man.
Praises Japanese girls for their gentleness and courtesy
“The Japanese I just learned? Kabayaki (grilled eel)!”
A reporter asked, “What do you think Japanese girls (fans) are like?”
Without hesitation, JKS replied, “I dislike them!”
The atmosphere froze instantly. JKS said, “Hahaha, bluffing you! I like them very much!” JKS’ laughter brought the audience/media back to their senses. After such a superficial answer, JKS continued with his opinion of Japanese women, and reporters marveled at his words “He’s good at speaking!”
JKS said, “I like feminine women, and Japanese women possess this quality. I like them waiting quietly for me.” JKS also praised the fans waiting in an orderly manner for him yesterday at the airport; it warmed his heart. After a thoughtful moment, JKS continued to be playful. He pointed to a female fan in the audience and said, “I like you especially!”
Everyone could not keep up with JKS’ swift change in thought and remained puzzled and quiet. JKS explained, “These (provocative) words make you feel unhappy, right?” People burst out laughing again. This press conference appeared to be fast becoming JKS’ fan-meeting as the reporters seemed drawn into “the sea of eels”!
Feels horrified at the current “JKS craze” – I will face it calmly
JKS may look as if he’s a child who has not grown up with all his antics, but this time, he impressed the media with his high level of EQ when he brought up the topic of the “JKS craze” that has been sweeping Japan for the past half year. Yesterday when the author (reporter) went to interview JKS at Haneda airport, he felt that one word can be used to describe JKS’ high popularity in Japan – “scary”, and he didn’t expect that he would hear the same words from JKS at the press conference.
“Frankly speaking, having gained the love of so many people in such a short time, I feel somewhat horrified at myself becoming a ‘boom’. I want to continue to enjoy my work calmly with happy feelings, and not to be affected by the influence of external factors.” This reveals JKS’ hopes that the JKS craze is not going to become a bubble that will burst as quickly as it had formed. Although many have considered JKS to have surpassed Bae Yong-joon to become the top Korean Hallyu star in Japan, JKS continues to face the ever-changing entertainment scene with a calm heart and ordinary mindset.
Freedom-loving JKS who doesn’t like restraints admits that the increase in his popularity comes with a fresh set of problems. “This time in Japan (actually previously I was also like that), I’ll often have some sudden ideas and actions which if I insist on carrying out, will make my staff angry, so I always hear ‘No’ or ‘You cannot do this’, so my ears also become painful.” Although JKS says this with a smile, one can still see JKS’ sense of frustration at having his degree of freedom limited.
For example, JKS mentioned that he wanted to go for a stroll at the park near his hotel, but if he wanted to go out, he must be accompanied by a group of security and staff. Because of his insatiable curiosity and sudden actions, he would make his staff angry. As JKS related all these, JKS appeared sad and fans in the audience murmured, “So pitiful!”
Reporters understood from Tree-J and staff that in consideration of security issues, JKS had his meals in the hotel yesterday and today. Despite JKS having said many times that he wanted to go out, all these requests have been rejected. Although this was “cruel”, it was necessary.
“If you all have a change of heart, I’ll turn you into grilled eel and eat you up!”
When asked what is the newest Japanese phrase he has learnt, JKS said that he has always called his fans “eels”. “I can get nutrition and energy from them, so I call them eels. Recently I learnt the phrase ‘kabayaki’ (grilled eel). If you all have a change of heart, I’ll turn you into kabayaki!” said JKS with a “ferocious” expression on his face.
Concert in October, JKS wants to see fans in swimsuit?
Besides the questions from reporters, JKS also selected fans and answered their questions. One fan holding the card “please give me a kiss” successfully got JKS’ attention and became the first fan to ask a question. She said, “Erm, erm, I want to ask, I like JKS very much!” Perhaps because she was too nervous, her question became a “declaration of love”! JKS burst out laughing too! After a few seconds, the fan became more composed and said, “We hope that you can come more often to Japan in future, and organize events such as autograph session.”
“I also hope I can come more often,” JKS promised.
In October this year, JKS will be having his concert tour at Arena. “All along I have been singing at fan-meetings. This time, it will be a true concert. I’ve started preparing 5 months ago. It will be a high-standard performance, and I’m looking forward to enjoying this together with fans.”
While replying a question from the “Tokudane” reporter, JKS came to the topic that he had the intention of organizing a pool-side party with fans this summer. “That will have to depend on Frau’s director. Did you hear that?” JKS called out to the director on the spot. The emcee had to jump in to say, “The director is feeling shy and hiding where everyone cannot see.”
“I thought I am like Eun-ho, but everyone says I’m more like Hwang Tae-kyung”
When asked about which character JKS was most similar to, JKS said he thought his character was like Eun-ho in “Hwang Jin-I”, but “those around me think that I’m more similar to Hwang Tae-kyung”, to which fans clapped heartily in agreement.
(1) Did a strange dance 4 times; playing a fool in front of and behind the camera
At the press conference, during the lapses in between listening to reporters’ questions or the translator, JKS continued to engage in “interactive gazes” with his fans and also blew a few sweet kisses at them. When asked to do a different pose (face or action) in front of the camera to show a different side of himself, JKS hesitated for a moment and then said, “Then I shall do a dance. I actually don’t like to dance in front of the camera, so it’s only for a short while.” Taking out his mobile phone to revise what the dance looked like, JKS started to spin around. “This is the latest shuffle dance I’m smitten with. It’s really nice. Let’s dance together!” Everyone looked on in confusion, but still broke out in laughter. Don’t think that JKS intentionally wanted to perform this in front of the camera; while waiting behind the door for the press conference to start, JKS was already dancing this (though the media could not see it). Such “craziness” made his managers and bodyguards laugh too.
After the press conference, he did the shuffle dance too as he walked out. Also halfway through the autograph session, JKS also did this dance abruptly as a “break”. According to the author’s observation, JKS did this strange dance (which JKS claims to be healthy) 4 times, in front of and behind the camera. Staff said, “This is JKS’ nature. Sometimes, we also don’t know what to make of it. During this period of time, JKS would suddenly just dance this. We’re taken aback sometimes, but we get infected by his happiness.”
(2) JKS’ most-used phrase: “I want to go out and have fun”
The temperature in Yokohama that day reached 32 degrees Celsius, but apparently JKS whipped up the atmosphere to more than that. Before the press conference, JKS had gone on an inspection of the photo-book exhibition at Sogo and had left many messages there for fans, such as “You’re only permitted to look at me” (together with a domineering tone and expression), reminding fans not to have a change of heart and to like him always.
What left an impression on the author was that on that day, JKS said many times, “I want to go out and have fun.” This had almost become his favourite phrase. Having just completed his FM in Taiwan, JKS only spent a day in Korea before coming to Japan. On 30 June, JKS has a brand concert to attend. Moreover, there is still the filming of the movie “You’re my Pet”, the new album and performance tour for the rest of the year, JKS’ wish to go out and travel will not be realized anytime soon.
The first photo-book “The Romance Jplus Photograph Collection” that JKS is releasing comes in 3 versions – “Limited”, “Favourite” and the Japanese limited version. As a review of his past 24 years, the main theme is to display the real JKS. “Be it handsome or beautiful … I want to show everyone the me in real life”. As this is JKS’ first photo-book, JKS feels anxious and nervous. But actually, his worry is needless, because 50,000 books have been pre-ordered, and sales are estimated to rise.
[News] Han Hyo-joo eyeing role in 'The Glory of Jae-in' upcoming KBS TV series.
Cr. - 10asia
Han Hyo-joo may return to the small screen after a nine-month hiatus with a role in an upcoming KBS drama, according to her agency BH Entertainment on Wednesday.
An official from BH siad "it is true Han is looking into new Wednesday and Thursday series 'The Glory of Jae-in (tentative title)' but nothing has been finalized."
"The Glory of Jae-in," to be helmed by Lee Jung-sup and scenarist Kang Eun-kyung who have worked together on KBS’ hit series "Bread, Love and Dreams," will tell the story of a girl named Jae-in who overcomes the heartbreak of being dumped.
Han rose to stardom throughout Korea and Asia after starring as the heroine in "Brilliant Legacy" in 2009 and in the historical TV series "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" the following year. She has also visited several countries in the Asia region promote both productions.
Recently, she finished filming romance film "Only You" opposite actor So Ji-sup which tells the love story between a former boxer and a woman who is going blind.
[Photo & News] Lee Philip first signing event for 'Buckaroo Jeans’.
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First signing event for 'Buckaroo Jeans’, Lee Philip on Friday June 24 from 4:00 pm Sinchon Hyundai Department Store, in Seoul, come, first served basis one hour event was in progress, a special Bestselling known.
Lee Philip recently had a fun and sexy photoshoot for ‘Buckaroo Jeans‘. Modeling various new styles of jeans, the actress portrayed her innocence as well as her glamorous sexiness in the photos. Lee Philip, on the other hand, portrayed the casual look well, capturing the natural yet funky feel of the jeans.
This was Lee Philip’s first photoshoot after wrapping up “Secret Garden“, which took the drama world by a storm. It is said that the actors never once lost their smiles, and laughed throughout the entire photoshoot, recharging the energy of the staff.
[News] Jang Keun-suk's airport fashion, Leopard & chains, casual yet striking.
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Jang Keun-suk attempted to deviate from the casual every day fashion with leopard printed shoes and chains.
Jang Keun-suk left to Japan through Kimpo International Airport for a press conference and autograph signing session. The press caught him at the airport and he was wearing a gray top with a black cardigan, washing blue jeans and overall achromatic color.
He accessorized with a big bag and sunglasses, shoes and other items making them practical and finished off with a bold black bangle, rings and a chain like accessory on his pants. His blue leopard printed shoes made him look like the true fashionista.
Meanwhile, Jang Keun-suk ranked number 1 on the Japanese Oricon Charts with "Let Me Cry" and his drama "You're Beautiful" is a big hit among Japanese fans.