Lee Jun-ki Plans a U.S. Tour

March 6, 2009 at 3:33 pm | Posted in Music | 1 Comment
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Actor Lee Jun-ki plans to go on a U.S. tour in the latter half of this year, following the ones in China, Thailand, Japan, and Hong Kong. Lee’s agency says that a detailed schedule is being worked out now and it’s coordinating the event so that his overseas activities wouldn’t be in conflict with his domestic ones.

Known for his amazing acting performance in the film “King and the Clown” and dramas “My Girl” and “Iljimae,” Lee has his own fan clubs in China, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries. When he was in Indonesia for some volunteer work recently, the international airport there was paralyzed with Lee’s screaming fans. His immense popularity overseas has motivated his agency to host a world tour.

Lee has a fan concert planned for April 18 at the Olympic Park in Seoul. The concert titled “Episode 2” will be the foundation for his world tour. Meanwhile, he has left for Thailand on Thursday to model for Korean designer Andre Kim in a fashion show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Korea-Thailand relations.

Source: KBS World
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Lee Jun-ki to Hold 8,000 Seat Fan Concert in April

March 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm | Posted in Music | 1 Comment
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Heartthrob actor Lee Jun-ki (27) will hold a large scale fan concert next month.

His management agency, Mentor Entertainment, said Lee will hold the 8,000 seat fan concert entitled “Episode 2” on April 18 at the Olympic Park fencing arena.

In May 2006, Lee held the first “Episode 1” concert at the Jamsil Student Stadium, drawing some 12,000 fans.

Mentor said, “Like last time, Lee has prepared dancing, songs, performances and events for his fans. It will be an upgrade from Episode 1.”

Composer Kim Hyeong-seok is the music director of the concert.

Mentor also said Episode 2 will kick off a world tour that Lee is planning for the year’s second half.

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The 45th Annual Baeksang Awards

February 27, 2009 at 7:17 am | Posted in Events, Stars | 15 Comments
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F4 Kim Hyun Joong, Lee Min Ho, Kim Bum and Kim Joon were among the attendees who stepped onto the red carpet kicking off the 45th Annual Baeksang Awards held in Seoul on the 27th.

Hosted by singer Tak Jae Hoon and SBS Annoucer Jung Mi Sun, the two hour long program is being broadcast live tonight.

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BoA’s Brother Takes Charge Of New Artist’s ‘Sori’ Music Video

February 13, 2009 at 6:44 am | Posted in Music | 3 Comments
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BoA’s elder brother, Director Kwon Soon Wook took charge of directing the music video ‘Real lips’ of new artist ‘sori.’

The heroine of world renown non-verbal performance musical, ‘The Ballerina Who Fell in Love with a B-Boy’ will make her debut as singer ‘sori’ on the 19th and she has been working together with Director Kwon Soon Wook for her music video.

“On the 24th and 25th of last month, the music video of sori’s first title track, ‘Real lips’ was filmed under the direction of Director Kwon Soon Wook” revealed sori’s label, Star Empire Entertainment.

Sori’s title track, ‘Real Lips’ was created by hit making producer Bang Shi Hyuk and a music video teaser was released on the 5th.

Also, the track ‘Baby Finger’ from sori’s debut album titled ‘Lip’ will features actor Lee Jun Ki who is acquainted to the actress turned singer.

‘Sori’ will make her stage debut on KBS ‘Music Bank’ on the 13th.

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Lee Junki to Star in Drama Next Spring

November 25, 2008 at 11:11 pm | Posted in Stars, Television | 4 Comments
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Today’s hottest actor Lee Jun-ki has decided to star in the tentatively titled “Heroes.” To be aired on SBS next April, the drama is about a genius scam artist who gathers a team of riffraff to fight corruption and injustice.

Lee’s last work was a historical fusion drama, “Iljimae,” which won him wide acclaim and a huge following of new fans. However, he has been concerned about living up to the fame and expectations brought on by his talented acting in “Iljimae,” and has not been able to make any decisions on his next work. Lee says his character in “Heroes” is very appealing because he has survived the darkest days of his life and rose above it all to bring justice to the world. Kwon Ki-young, the writer of “Heroes,” wanted to deliver to the Korean people a message of hope and love through the adventures of these not-so-perfect characters.

Source: KBS WORLD
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Lee Jun Ki’s Smile Captivates Female Fans~

October 25, 2008 at 5:28 pm | Posted in Events | 6 Comments
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The 2008 Seoul Hallyu Festival was held on the afternoon of October 25th at the Seoul Jamsil Stadium.

The celebration opened with traditional folk performances followed by performances from artists such as Super Junior Happy, Lee Jun Ki, Lee Min Woo, Jang Nara, FT Island and other top stars.

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Japanese Women Rate Kwon Sang-woo Asia’s 2nd Best Actor

October 22, 2008 at 10:18 am | Posted in Stars | 7 Comments
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New groom Kwon Sang-woo was ranked number two in a recent survey that asked Japanese women to choose the best young Asian actors.

According to Phantom Entertainment, Kwon placed second in the survey conducted by “SmaSTATION,” a popular show on Asahi TV. The show is hosted by a member of the popular Japanese idol group SMAP. The recent survey was conducted on 500 Japanese women.

Taiwan’s F4 took the number one spot while China’s Jay Chou took the number three spot. Song Seung-heon and Lee Jun-ki ranked fourth and sixth, respectively.

Source: KBS GLOBAL
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‘A Time for Dogs…’ Ranks #1 on Yahoo! Drama Poll

October 15, 2008 at 10:31 am | Posted in Television | 1 Comment
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“A Time for Dogs and Wolves,” a drama series which aired on MBC last year, has been chosen by Korean and Japanese internet users as the best drama series of the year. According to the organizing committee of the annual Seoul Drama Awards, the drama received 60.1% of the total votes cast from September 4 to October 5 on Yahoo! Korea and Yahoo! Japan.

The recent poll was conducted solely online. A total of 16.8 million people cast their votes on Yahoo! Korea while 17.8 million people cast votes on Yahoo! Japan. However, as one person could cast votes more than once, the total number of votes is likely to be more than the actual number of people who took part in the poll.

2TV’s “Hong Gil-dong, the Hero” took the second spot with 36.9% while MBC’s “Coffee Prince” took the third spot with 2.0%. Actors that starred in “A Time for Dogs and Wolves” also topped the rankings. Lee Jun-ki and Nam Sang-mi shared the number one spot with 60.1% and 47.9%, respectively. Actor Kang Ji-hwan took the number two spot with 36.8% while Sung Yoo-ri took the number two spot in the female category with 39.1%.

Source: KBS GLOBAL
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Lee Jun Ki & Nam Sang Mi, ‘Time Between Dog & Wolf’ Selected As Most Popular Drama

October 14, 2008 at 4:02 am | Posted in Events | 3 Comments
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On the 14th, the Seoul Drama Awards was held in which a total of 152 works were submitted from 33 different countries. Talent Choi Su Jong and Eugene kept things moving as the hosts of the event with group Dong Bang Shin Gi and the ladies of the program, ‘The Chattering of the Beauties’ taking the stage in celebration.

Also present was the Chairman of MBC, network producer Hyun Tak Shin with Yoon Eun Hye, Yu Ha Na, Han Go Eun, Lee Han Wi, Kim Dong Wan, Shin Ae, Lee Young Ah and the stars of Taiwan drama, “It Started With A Kiss” among many other global stars.

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“Iljimae” to Air in Japan Starting November

October 6, 2008 at 7:55 pm | Posted in Television | Leave a comment
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“Iljimae,” a popular drama series on SBS which recorded an average viewer rating of 31.4%, will be aired in Japan. The drama series stars popular actor Lee Jun-ki.

The satellite channel So-net TV, which specializes in introducing Hallyu drama series through “Asia Dramatic TV,” plans to air Iljimae in Japan starting November 24. “Mawang,” a popular drama series that was recently remade in Japan, as well as “Lobbyist” and “Gyeongseong Gibang Movie Theater” will also be aired in Japan.

So-net TV opened an official website for Iljimae on October 10. It also plans to air a special documentary on the drama series on November 15.

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