Lee Juck’s “It’s Fortunate,” Top Love Confession Song

March 14, 2009 at 12:37 am | Posted in Polls | 1 Comment
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Lee Juk’s “It’s fortunate” (above in video) has been named the best song to confess one’s love.

Ahead of White Day on Saturday, a day meant for men to confess their love to women, the music content firm Kumyoung surveyed men on the song they most want to sing to their girlfriends, and women on the song they most want to hear from their boyfriends. Both men and women chose “It’s fortunate.”

Both genders also chose the same song for second place: “May I Love You” by Glass Case, and then Kim Dong-ryul’s “Saying I Love You.”

The ten day survey from Feb. 25 was conducted on 873 (454 men, 419 women) members on http://www.feeltong.com, a Kumyoung portal, and on the online karaoke club “Nolbangpa.”

As for the song women want to sing to their men, and men most want to hear from their lovers, was Lee Eun-mi’s heartrending ballad “I have a lover.” Men also thought singer Sung Si-kyung had the best voice for a love confession love.

As for the best male star for a White Day love proposal, actor Kim Bum was chosen. He is playing a philanderer in the hit drama “Boys over Flowers.” Singer Rain ranked second and the main lead of “Boys,” Lee Min-ho, came in next.

Men chose Girls’ Generation, and women Big Bang, for the idol group they most want to spend White Day with.

Crying Nut’s “Let’s ride a horse” was named the song to be avoided most on White Day.

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Kim Bum’s Cousin, Maeng Gina To Debut As Singer

March 6, 2009 at 5:19 am | Posted in Music | 8 Comments
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Kim Bum’s cousin, Maeng Gina (23) will be debuting as a singer sometime in the future.

The label Maeng Ji Na is signed under, Loen Entertainment revealed in a press release that “Maeng Ji Na’s album will release sometime in the middle of the year.”

Maeng Ji Na was a middle school student in 2001 when she was selected for ‘Park Jin Young’s 99% Talent Development Project’ and received training. In 2005, she was featured on the track “My heart’s girl” in the solo album of H.O.T member, Lee Jae Won. And recently, she was featured on the soundtrack of SBS drama, ‘Cain & Abel.’

Currently, Maeng Ji Na is in the midst of completing a four year course in the International Studies Division at Korea University, and recently she was selected among the first 50 applicants out of thousands for the Queensland (Australia) Tourism Enforcement Global Project ‘Dream Career’ challenge.

The news that Maeng Ji Na was selected as the first for the ‘Dream Career’ challenge reached her cousin, Kim Bum who then wrote a congratulatory message on his minihompy.

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Sugar member Park Soo Jin Plays First Love of BOF Kim Bum

February 24, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Posted in Television | 1 Comment
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Ex Sugar member Park Soo Jin will take on a role on the KBS drama, ‘Boys Over Flowers.’

Park Soo Jin will play Cha Eun Jae, the first love who made a profound impact on F4’s playboy So Lee Jung (Kim Bum). Park Soo Jin was the childhood friend of Lee Jung and also loves him however to no avail she becomes involved with his older brother So Il Hyun (Im Ju Hwan).

“The weather is still chilly but it feels like it’s already warm spring in my heart,” said Park Soo Jin and, “I will try my best to portray the happy emotion surrounding first love as Eun Jae.”

In the meantime, breaking family ties and becoming a Barista, Im Ju Hwan was cast to play Kim Bum’s older brother. Im Ju Hwan lives with the burden of cynicism towards Lee Jung and the responsibilities he has to bear since they were young. Expect to see more about the life of So Lee Jung’s character compared to the original work.

Im Ju Hwan and Park Soo Jin will appear in the 17th Episode of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ which will broadcast on March 2nd at 10PM (KST).

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Kim Bum to Be Released From Hospital This Week

February 11, 2009 at 12:30 am | Posted in Stars | 11 Comments
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In hospital for injuries sustained in a car accident, Kim Bum, a star of “Boys over Flowers,” will likely be released on Thursday at the latest. The young actor underwent surgery after his van crashed into the rail on his way back from the filming early Monday morning. He sustained injuries to his toe, ankle, back, and spine. He also has to wear a leg cast for at least three weeks, hampering his drama shooting schedule. However, Kim’s agency said he will be back to star in the show, even if he has to do all his scenes sitting down.

Kim had been in another car accident on February 1st. His injuries then were light enough for him to receive physical therapy and shoot the show at the same time.

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Big Bang’s Seung Ri Cast in Film “71 with Kim Bum

February 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Posted in Movies | 1 Comment
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Seung Ri (19), a member of the top idol group Big Bang, has been cast in the film “71.”

“71” is based on a real life story of 71 student soldiers who fought hundreds of North Korean commandos outside a Pohang girls’ middle school on Aug. 10, 1950 during the Korean War. Yu Seung-ho and Kim Bum have also been cast.

Seung Ri, a native of Gwangju city, will speak in a Jeolla dialect in the movie and play student soldier “Yeon Chi-wuk,” who harbors strong hostility toward North Korean forces. Yeon will also have conflicts with the 71-strong unit chief “Park Han-seob” (played by Kim Bum) and the more compassionate of the characters, Yu Jin (Yu Seung-ho).

YG Entertainment says it is Seung Ri’s second film role following his first film “Why did you come to my house?” starring actress Kang Hye-jung. It said the boy band member was cast through an open audition and the role in “71” will be a helpful acting experience for him.

YG also cited several role calls for Seung Ri from TV, film and musicals ever since his acting skills were recognized in the musical “Shower” early last year.

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‘Flower 4’ Lee Min Ho & Kim Bum Nominees For Best New Actor

January 23, 2009 at 1:24 am | Posted in Television | 89 Comments
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F4 members Lee Min Ho and Kim Bum have been nominated as candidates for the Best New Male Actor for the 44th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards held on February 27th.

The two are showered with the love of their fans playing F4 members Goo Jun Pyo and So Lee Jung in current popular KBS drama, ‘Boys Over Flowers.’

Lee Min Ho has been nominated for his role on ‘Boys Over Flowers’ while Kim Bum for his role as young Song Seung Hun in MBC drama ‘East Of Eden.’

Also competing in the same category is Uhm Gi Joon for ‘World’s Within,’ Lee Sang Woo for ‘First Wives Club’ and Jung Gyu Woon for his role in ‘Women Of The Sun.’

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‘Boys Over Flowers’ Is On Location In The South Pacific

December 3, 2008 at 3:27 am | Posted in Television | 8 Comments
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Much awaited drama, ‘Boys Over Flowers’ traveled to the South Pacific, the first filming on location in a foreign country.

The main cast, F4 Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon and Koo Hye Sun were recently on location in the South Pacific’s recreational New Caledonia.

With the pleasant weather conditions of early summer that stays all year round in New Caledonia, this time the filming involved the story of a weekend trip where the F4, Jan Di (Koo Hye Sun), and Ga Eul (Kim So Eun) are placed at Goo Jun Pyo (Lee Min Ho)’s family owned resort.

With all the main cast of ‘Boys Over Flowers’ in their 20’s, horse riding, kayaks, yachts, beach volleyball, leisure sports and lively scenes by the emerald ocean went hand in hand of displaying the youthfulness of the characters.

To convey his feelings for Jan Di, Goo Jun Pyo (Lee Min Ho)’s resort staff prepared a special event for only Jan Di (Koo Hye Sun). However, the affection between Jan Di and Yoon Ji Hoo (Kim Hyun Joong) is unexpectedly witnessed and thrown into turmoil. Soo Lee Jung (Kim Bum) and Ga Eul who also quarrel bring forth the birth of a new couple.

After safely finishing filming for a week in the first location, the team relaxed then headed to their second filming location in Macao.

In the meantime, ‘Boys Over Flowers’ will begin broadcast on January 5, 2009.

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‘Boys Over Flowers’ Leave To Film Overseas

November 15, 2008 at 9:24 pm | Posted in Television | 23 Comments
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The cast and crew of new KBS2TV Mini Series ‘Boys Over Flowers’ departs Korea next week to film in in America.

Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, Lee Min Hoo, Koo Hye Sun and others plan to stay in New York for ten days where they will progress filming for the drama.

According to an official, they will be shooting on location at famous and luxurious sites with the F4 members and Koo Hye Sun at the center.

Due to broadcast in December, the rush to begin filming began on November 5th.

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Kim Bum Signs with Japanese Agency

October 31, 2008 at 11:17 am | Posted in Stars, Television | 91 Comments
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Actor Kim Bum is making an impression on audiences these days with his role as the younger version of the character played by actor Song Seung-hun in the MBC TV drama, “East of Eden.” Soon, Kim Bum will be impressing audiences in Japan as well–the actor recently signed a contract with a Japanese management agency.

Kim Bum’s agency in Korea, Eyagi Entertainment, announced that Kim Bum just signed with Glory Entertainment in Japan, which is owned by the Glory Group, which also has ties to a major movie production company.

“There are not many Kim Bum productions in Japan, but he is still very popular in Japan,” said a representative of Glory Entertainment. “We believe in the star quality that Kim Bum has, which is why we signed him.”

Kim Bum is planning to work in both Korea and Japan. In December, the actor is set to star in the KBS 2TV drama, “Boys over Flowers.”

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Kim Bum, Dandy vs. Sexy?

October 11, 2008 at 1:23 am | Posted in Stars | 47 Comments
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Recently cast for ‘Boys Over Flowers,’ actor Kim Bum comes full circle emanating masculine charisma.

Recently, in the October edition of ‘An An’ magazine, the combination of Kim Bum’s fierce charisma and masculine features were revealed. Kim Bum’s participation in the current drama, ‘East Of Eden’ and the pictorial sheds a different light on his image pronouncing his transformation from a boy into a man.

Kim Bum captivated the hearts of female fans with the sexy and refined black suit he donned for the photo shoot. Netizen’s gave him a favorable reception, giving him the title, “Post Jo In Sung.”

Kim Bum plans to hold his fan meeting in Japan on the 18th.

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