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Upcoming Dramas – Sneak Peek 4

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Go beyond the jump to see some of the most recently released photos from upcoming dramas Dream, Style, and My Fair Lady.

Dream - poster photo

Dream - poster photo


Lee Yong Woo, E Ji Ah, Kim Hye Soo, Ryu Si Won, PD Oh Jong Rok

Style - Lee Yong Woo, E Ji Ah, Kim Hye Soo, Ryu Si Won, PD Oh Jong Rok

My Fair Lady - poster photo

My Fair Lady - poster photo

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Just4kix 9 – Guess Who

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Round 5

Can you figure out which celebrities are in these photos? (Answers are in light grey below.)

guess who

guess who

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July 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Minimix 30

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  • Kim Hyun Joong is appearing in the music video for Kim Joon’s first solo track. Kim Joon’s agency representative said that Kim Hyun Joong gave Kim Joon a lot of counsel in preparation for his first solo activity. The title of this song, “Ready OK! (준비 OK!)”, has a double meaning – not only does it mean “Ready… OK!”, it also says “Joon, Be OK” (according to the pronunciation of the Korean title). Members of Kim Joon’s group, T-Max, have all completed recording tracks for their solo collection album to be released online July 9.
    Kim Hyun Joong & Kim Joon

    Kim Hyun Joong & Kim Joon

  • On June 27, 600 of Ryu Si Won’s Japanese fans – from their twenties to sixties – visited Korea to watch him on the set of Style. Ryu introduced his fans to the drama’s director, staff, and actors. Following three hours of filming at a restaurant in the Seoul History Museum, the fans went over to Shilla Hotel for a private fan meeting with the actor.

    Ryu Si Won on set

    Ryu Si Won on set

  • Cha Tae Hyun and Jang Hyuk each gave a special lecture to 100 aspiring and rookie actors at C.A.S.T., iHQ’s acting training center, on June 13 and 27 respectively. They imparted words of wisdom and counsel as actors who have been in the entertainment industry for over a dozen years. The two belong to SidusHQ, the management division of iHQ.

    Cha Tae Hyun, Jang Hyuk

    Cha Tae Hyun, Jang Hyuk

  • Sugapoint‘s brand model, Chung Lim, filmed a music video with Joo Ah Min for a digital single album. Like 2ne1’s “Lollipop”, the music video for the song is going to be used as a CF for Sugapoint. The music video will show Chung Lim at an auto mechanics centre dreaming of becoming a car racer and Joo Ah Min at a motorcycle painting shop dreaming of becoming a showbike rider. Joo Ah Min’s boyfriend, MC Mong, visited the filming set to cheer them on.
    Chung Lim

    Chung Lim

    Chung Lim is transitioning from singing to acting, as he has recently been added to the cast of SBS drama Dream, starring Joo Jin Mo, Kim Beom, and Son Dam Bi.

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June 28, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Minimix 29

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  • The leads of Style began filming on June 22 in Jeju-do. The weekend drama is expected to begin airing on August 1, following the end of Brilliant Legacy.

    Style - still

    Style - still

  • Lee Jung Jae expressed some regret over having had to turn down some leading roles in dramas that went on to great success. For example, he was a final contender for hits Lovers in Paris, Full House, and Sorry, I Love You. However, these parts eventually went to Park Shin Yang, Jung Ji Hoon (a.k.a. Rain/Bi), and So Ji Sub, respectively. Regarding his choice to decline the parts, Lee said, “I wanted to do all three of those productions. At the time, I was tied to the film Typhoon for  at least a year so I had no choice but to give up. Honestly, it’s regrettable. I thought they were characters that I could express well.”
  • Seo In Young revealed on Yashimmanman 2 just how difficult 2008 was for her. Her overload of singing and broadcasting activities led to high stress and depression to the extent that she was unable to fall asleep without prescription pills. Seo said, “Seeing how people who used to criticize me get wildly excited over me in one moment made me think, ‘Even if I do one little thing wrong, they’ll quickly turn their backs on me’. I even got auditory hallucinations.” Her depression was the reason for her abrupt departure for the United States. In addition, Seo broke up with her boyfriend last year after finding out that he wasn’t being [emotionally] faithful to her. She called his phone after receiving a text message saying “Sleep well” from him. He mistakenly pressed the talk button with his butt because it was [assumably] in his back pocket, and Seo could hear him seranading another girl. In other Seo In Young news, she is writing a book series about her experiences with travel and shopping abroad. The first book of the planned series highlights Tokyo and is being released on June 25.

    Seo In Young

    Seo In Young

  • Lee Seung Gi was asked in an interview how his Two Days and One Night (1N2D) castmates reacted to his current drama, Brilliant Legacy. Suddenly putting his hands on his head, Lee said, “They keep pressuring me [by asking], ‘Your co-star Han Hyo Joo is so pretty…Can’t we meet her once?’ [Kang] Ho Dong hyung sent me a text message like this: ‘Sunwoo Hwan is cool. Eun Sung (Han Hyo Joo) is your girl. Seung Mi (Moon Chae Won) is a liar so you have to come to your senses’. Isn’t he toooooo absorbed [in the drama]?”
  • Hyun Woo (Tae Hee / Hye Kyo / Ji Hyun) joins Kim Beom, Marcos Benjamin Lee (a.k.a. Marco), Julien Kang, and Chung Lim as mixed martial artists in SBS Dream. The drama also stars Joo Jin Mo, Son Dam Bi, and Choi Yeo Jin. Hyun Woo is currently attending action school for nine hours a day in order to train for the role.

    Hyun Woo

    Hyun Woo

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June 24, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Minimix 28

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  • Han Chae Ah joins the cast of Style as a senior-level editor named Cha Ji Sun. At the magazine company, she clashes with Lee Seo Jung (E Ji Ah), the assistant who has been there for a year. Han Chae Ah has previously worked with Style’s male lead, Ryu Si Won, on his 2007 music video for “With You”. Her acting debut was through last year’s drama, Kokkiri (a.k.a Elephant; 코끼리)

    Han Chae Ah

    Han Chae Ah

  • Ryu Si Won has spent approximately $8 million USD (10 billion KRW) for the construction of a building in Samseong-dong, Seoul. The construction of the Ryu Si Won Building – with seven above-ground floors and two underground floors – is scheduled to be completed next month. Ryu has been directly involved with the architectural and interior design. The use of the building has yet to be confirmed; however, it is likely that Ryu’s agency, R’s Company, and his racing team, Team 106 (sponsored by EXR) will move in. Space will also be leased/rented to other businesses. Ryu joins several other celebrities who own $4-8 million buildings in the Gangnam area: baseball player Park Chan Ho, singers Seo Taiji, Shin Seung Hun, Bi, comedian Shin Dong Yeop, and actors Ko So Young and the Kim Seung Woo-Kim Nam Joo couple.

    Ryu Si Won

    Ryu Si Won

  • Singer-actor-MC Moon Hee Jun is releasing a mini album today (June 18), titled Last Cry. The album consists of three songs (five tracks) with the theme of breaking up. The title song is called “Toy”. To display his musical talent, Moon composed and arranged the music and wrote the lyrics for all of the songs on Last Cry.

    Moon Hee Jun's Last Cry

    Moon Hee Jun's Last Cry

  • Sung Yu Ri is currently filming in Las Vegas with the cast and crew of Swallow the Sun (preview here). On the morning of June 17, Sung Yu Ri’s first scene in America was to cycle from the entrance of the Mirage to the Bellagio and run in to the hotel

    Sung Yu Ri

    Sung Yu Ri

  • Triple‘s male leads – Lee Jung Jae, Lee Sun Kyun, Yoon Kye Sang – admitted that they really enjoyed watching the first few episodes of the drama on television. Lee Jung Jae stated, “I watched the broadcast quietly alone at home. I watched really enjoyably. Although the audience [numbers] didn’t come out to what I expected, it’ll do well.” Co-star Lee Sun Kyun expressed similar sentiments and added, “I usually don’t have a nagging personality but maybe due to my love for this production, I keep giving my acting juniors Kim Hee and Min Hyo Rin an earful. I think I’m becoming more and more like Hae Yoon.” The youngest of the three, Yoon Kye Sang, admitted that he originally wasn’t going to watch episodes 1 and 2. “When filming a drama, there are times when I’m ashamed to see my acting. Every time that happens, my heart wavers. Since the atmosphere on set is so good, I was fearful that my wavering would cause a setback. But then I turned on the TV five minutes prior [to the first episode]. It was really fun,” Yoon said. Despite generally positive reviews, ratings have remained in the single digits. According to TNS Media Korea, episode 3 of Triple captured 6.9% of viewers as opposed to City Hall‘s 16.7% and The Accidental Couple‘s 15.0%.

    Yoon Kye Sang, Lee Sun Kyun, Lee Jung Jae in Triple

    Yoon Kye Sang, Lee Sun Kyun, Lee Jung Jae in Triple

  • Yoon Eun Hye’s comeback drama, My Fair Lady, is rumoured to be broadcast on KBS2 following Partner in late August. In the romantic comedy series, Yoon will play Noh Yu Ra, the second of three sisters in a rich household. A love story develops when a poor man enters the home as a housekeeper/manager with the intention of getting his hands on the family’s hidden slush fund.

    Yoon Eun Hye

    Yoon Eun Hye

  • Jung Dae Hye, Wang Seok Hyun, and Eun Ji Won attended the premiere and press conference of Lynx Adventure (a.k.a. Missing Lynx; El lince perdido in Spanish). The three participated in the Korean dubbing for the animated film about a group of animals trying to escape an eccentric billionaire’s personal Noah’s Ark.

    Jung Da Hye, Wang Seok Hyun, Eun Ji Won

    Jung Da Hye, Wang Seok Hyun, Eun Ji Won

  • A previously undisclosed clip of JYP dancing to 2PM’s “What Time Is It Now” has been attracting attention on the company’s YouTube channel.

Leads Confirmed for Style

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Style leads - Ryu Si Won, E Ji Ah, Kim Hye Soo, Lee Yong Woo

Style leads - Ryu Si Won, E Ji Ah, Kim Hye Soo, Lee Yong Woo

Upcoming SBS weekend drama Style (script written by Ku Ji Won and Moon Ji Young, directed by Oh Jong Rok) is set to be broadcast beginning July 25. Based on the novel of the same name by Baek Young Ok, Style has been hailed as the Korean version of The Devil Wears Prada.

Ryu Si Won, E Ji Ah, Kim Hye Soo, and Lee Yong Woo have been confirmed as the drama’s four leads. Ryu’s last Korean drama project was Wedding with Jang Na Ra. E Ji Ah recently filmed a segment of the telecinema project with Kang Ji Hwan. Kim Hye Soo has been working steadily with over a dozen projects in the past ten years – the most recent being 2008’s Modern Boy. Lee Yong Woo is a dancer-model who is making his acting debut through this production. He attracted attention as “Yoon Eun Hye’s man” in W‘s May photo spread.

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June 5, 2009 at 5:45 pm

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Minimix 3

  • Lee Seung Gi and Kim Suna are new graduates. Lee completed his major in International Trade at Dongguk University, while Kim graduated from the Theatre & Film program at Kyunghee University.

    new grads Seung Gi & Suna

    new grads Seung Gi & Suna

  • Jang Hyuk has been confirmed as the male lead in The Rabbit & the Lizard (working title – 토끼와 리저드). His character’s name is Eun Seol, a cab driver who has a rare heart condition. Although gruff on the outside, he is actually rather warm and gentle. Through helping May discover her past, he finds love and hope within himself. Read below for KP’s previously posted information on the movie:

Sung Yu Ri (Hong Gil Dong) is studying English for her first movie (tentative title – The Rabbit & the Lizard) role. Filming will begin mid-February. Her character is named May, a Korean adoptee returning to her place of birth after twenty three years to find her identity. Sung began taking intensive English lessons three months ago so that she can play the role convincingly. The production company representative said that all filming will take place in Korea and most of the script will be in Korean. The male lead was cast recently, but has yet to be announced.

  • Harisu filmed a cameo for Return of Iljimae for an episode to be broadcast mid-March. She agreed to the role after receiving a “love call” from PD Hwang In Roe (pronounced Rwae). Her character is a fortune teller hired by Iljimae’s rival.
  • MC Mong confessed that he is currently in love through his Cy minihompy on February 19. He claims that his non-celebrity girlfriend is a strong Christian who has inspired him to change his ways and “turn around his rotten spirit”.

    MC Mong & his girlfriend

    MC Mong & his girlfriend

  • Ryu Siwon will star in a new drama called Style (스타일), an adaptation of the award-winning novel about journalists at a fashion magazine. He will play Park Woo Jin, a former plastic surgeon and current restaurant owner-chef. The screenplay is being written by In Eun Ah (Goong and Love Marriage).
  • Seo In Young is among the celebrities who have pledged to donate their corneas upon death, following the example set by Cardinal Stephen (Kim Sou-hwan). Cardinal Stephen passed away on February 16 due to respiratory problems.
  • Lee Jung Jae has joined Lee Sun Kyun, Min Hyo Rin, and Yoon Kye Sang on the cast of Triple. He takes on the part that was previously rumoured to be Kang Ji Hwan’s.
  • Kim Rae Won spent 12 hours in a Gangwon-do valley stream for filming of Insadong Scandal. Although the temperature was -18 and it was possible to use computer graphics to create the scene, Kim wanted to make it as realistic as possible and insisted on filming there. After completing the scene, he said that he had never felt such bitter cold in his entire life.
Kim Rae Won for Insadong Scandal

Kim Rae Won for Insadong Scandal