Shin Dong-wook joins Pick the Stars

Finally, Shin Dong-wook returns in another drama role. He’s just been tapped to join the SBS weekend series Pick the Stars [별을 따다줘], which has already cast leads Kim Ji-hoon as a rich lawyer and Choi Jung-won as a woman who has to fend for herself after her parents die.
It’s been a long while since he was on television: I loved him in 2006’s Soulmate and was eager to see him keep working, but after 2006’s Cloud Stairs and 2007’s War of Money, he hasn’t been very active, aside from hosting cable variety program Tracking Your Ex-boyfriend.
In Pick the Stars, Shin Dong-wook will play Kim Ji-hoon’s brother as a man with painful memories of his youth. He’s described as “warm and perfect, but also with a timid and innocent side to his character.” That’ll contrast pretty strongly with the smooth player he played in Soulmate and the private loan shark he portrayed in War of Money, as well as Kim Ji-hoon’s character, who is described as a cold man who doesn’t believe in love.



Kara’s Seungyeon becomes a Barista

Samsung’s project group, 4Tomorrow is at it again! Following suit from Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga-In challenge as a professional gamerKara’s Han Seungyeon has become a barista for a day.

For their Tomorrow campaign, Seungyeon was chosen to represent the Dream Team (Ga-In, Seungyeon, HyunaUEE) by becoming a barista on the 24th for Cafe Tomorrow in Seoul

The cause of the Tomorrow campaign is to bring hope to the people who are having a hard time dealing with the current economic crisis/recession. Cafe Tomorrow is an open event that is being held for a month long, and all are welcome to stop by for a free drink.

Seungyeon launched the event with the cafe staff by releasing balloons.


G-Dragon on SBS Chocolate

Heading to the Ground’s press conference day

Heading to the Ground is nearing its air date, and held its production press conference on the afternoon of September 2 at Seoul’s Hyatt Hotel. The MBC series stars U-Know Yunho (aka Jung Yun-ho) in his acting debut, along with Go Ara, Lee Yoon-ji, and Lee Sang-yoon.

Heading airs its first episode on September 9.



♥♥♥Vic Zhou and Ariel Lin’s embrace♥♥♥


On Aug. 26 Vic Chou and Ariel Lin, along with 10,000 people were at Shanghai’s Yuanshen Sports Center Stadium to take part in a special QiXi (Chinese Valentine’s Day) event — “10,000 People Embracing,” marking a new Guinness Book of Records for the highest number of couples embracing. Vic, who’s popular with the ladies, seemed to have been caught in a dilemma – first saying that hugging Ariel gave him the best feeling (?) and then turning around and couldn’t seem to forget Da S, remembering the car accident four years ago.

Hard to forget love affair with Da S

Vic Chou and Ariel Lin participated in an “adventure party” in Shanghai yesterday. The theme was to create a new world record for couples embracing, with the couples required to hug each other tightly for 10 seconds. A lot of observers were curious how these two non-lovers would embrace other. Ariel looked kind of shy, while Vic, who’s filmed several “hug” scenes in his dramas, helped her out by stating frankly that the most-felt hug for him was when they embraced each other during the filming of the [Kangshifu] ad. “Lin Yi-chen looks small, slim and strong (?), but embracing her gives [one] quite a feeling.” [*sorry for the sucky translation: 看上去瘦小的林依晨感覺蠻結實,抱起來很有感覺。]

But when asked about his thoughts on the most romantic scene/spot, it looked like Vic was unable to forget Da S. “As long as it’s the right person, the woman that you favor in your heart, I think any place would become romantic, even if something unexpected happens, like the scene of a car accident.” One couldn’t help but remember the year 2005 when Vic was in a car accident and Da S cared for him, which was the beginning of their love affair. Asked if this “accident” refers to that incident four years ago, Vic said: “Everybody knows what it is.”

Every drama is a “transformation”

Vic’s transformation in “Black and White” has caught a lot of people’s attention. Yesterday, he clarified that he didn’t take on this role because he wanted a change (*to transform himself). “Actually, I’ve tried to make a transformation in every drama that I’ve done. I don’t really know what ‘type’ I am, so I have different characterizations (?) in each drama.”

What do Vic and Ariel, who have never collaborated [in a drama], hope they could work together on screen? The two were interviewed separately, but their answers were of “one mind.” Ariel said she hoped it would be drama on the relationship between a psychiatrist and a patient, as “this could be a test of [our] acting skills.” As for Vic, he said he hoped they could do a non-mainstream art film, such as a “crazy person” because “this type of films can help raise our acting skills. I’ve been performing for 10 years, I don’t want people to keep on viewing me as a ‘vase.’ That would be unfair to Director Tsai [*not sure how to translate this, what he actually said was這樣對不起柴導 something like he would feel sorry/ashamed for not doing better or improving since his discovered by Dir Tsai/Cai]. He also said that he’s focusing on acting and wouldn’t consider releasing an album for the time being.

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SNSD’s Pension Holiday

The hidden everyday life of SNSD will be revealed on the second season of ‘Beauty N Diary.’

The second season of ‘Beauty N Diary’ has already become a large issue due to its successful predecessor, which was downloaded over 100,000 times within 15 days on various websites. The first season, released last June, contained footage of SNSD at various places including a baseball field, movie theatre, and a art gallery.

The second season of ‘Beauty N Diary’ is about SNSD’s pension holiday. SNSD was given four themes: ‘Soshi’s Mypet,’ ‘Soshi’s UCC (self-cam),’ ‘Do Whatever You Want Soshi’ and ‘Tell Me the Truth.’ The second season will share with us a story of the members, who were previously unable to even consider a vacation due to their overwhelming schedule, just simply being themselves. They will be shown enjoying their beautiful pension holiday and spending some sweet time with the group, while discussing stories related to the four themes.

Hyoyeon’s suspicious eyes upon receiving an invitation, Sunny’s sweet date with a puppy that resembles her, Taeyeon grabbing the megaphone for the girls’ UCC , and Tiffany constantly drinking ‘Miero-fiber’ while taking good care of her skin; these various scenes of the girls, displaying their natural image and enjoying themselves, will be revealed.

Beginning on August 28th, new previews of ‘Beauty N Diary’ will be released on the Miero homepage every week until October 2nd. These previews will bring good news especially to the fans who are saddened by the end of the ‘Tell Me Your Wish’ promotional activities.

Jay Chou officially cast as The Green Hornet’s Kato

Although it was reported by The Korea Times that Kwon Sang Woo was THISCLOSE to nailing the role of KatoColumbia Pictures recently issued an official statement naming Jay Chou as The Green Hornet’s Kato. This in no way is depressing news — a sexy, talented Asian male celebrity is still intact for Kato. If you’re not familiar with Jay Chou, he’s a Taiwanese celebrity of all trades and is an accomplished musician, singer, actor, director AND producer.

In response to his official casting Chou said,“It’s an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee. I won’t try to be Bruce Lee’s Kato – I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part. Of course, it’s a dream role, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”


‘I Don’t Care’ as the best summer hit from YG Family

A survey was done on music site Monkey3 ( from 7th to 14th August on the question, “Which is the YG Family summer music which can help you forget the summer heat?” and 2NE1 was voted #1.

The survey results:

  1. 2NE1 – ’I Don’t Care’ (59%, 292 out of 299 voters)
  2. Big Bang – ’Gara Gara Go’
  3. 1TYM – ‘Hot’
  4. Se7en – ‘Girls’

Yunho and Typhoon…..D’ POPO


Their Greatest Moment: The KISS!!!


♥♥♥ Toma’s wife ♥♥♥

Satomi Ishihara (22) has been cast in Genjiro Arato’s “Ningen Shikkaku”, also known as “No Longer Human”.

It was announced that Toma Ikuta (24) had been given the starring role and he will play a young man unable to truly connect with others, keeping up a jovial facade as his life spirals toward self-destruction. Ishihara plays one of the several women in his life, and the only one he marries.normal_02

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