Korea Buzz – The Male Lead for Drama “Mischievious Kiss”, Kim Hyun Joong or Jung Yong Hwa?

(Translated from 티브이데일리) The competition on who is going to be the male and female lead is getting intense for drama “Mischievious Kiss” which is set to air in the second half of 2010. In particular, the rivalary between stars on who will get the role of male lead has got everyone’s attention.

It is started due to the intense popularity fight on whether young actors from Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong to Jung Yong Hwa have been casted.

For Lee Min Ho, through his recent fanmeeting, he has expressed his intention saying, “I have no plans for filming.” On that Park Bo Young has high hopes of getting the role of the female lead, it is still at an uncertain situation. 

As drama “Mischievious Kiss” sets the male lead on the advantage, the male lead is particularly important. As this drama production is set to create Hallyu, they are eyeing for stars who are known in East Asia region.

Among this, on recent news reports that Kim Hyun Joong and Jung Yong Hwa have went for the casting, this has kept all fans at full attention on it. Who will become the lead then?

But up to now, it is not let known on whether who will be the male lead. Though its first filming is set to start on this month end, the official from drama production company, Group Eight, only said, “Currently we are still tuning our final casting.”

“Mischievious Kiss” will be directed by Director Hwang In Roe who directed dramas “Goong” and “The Return of Iljimae” etc and the script will be written by Go Eun Nim.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Gongjunim is getting excited~!
Kim Hyung Joong + Park Bo Young will be nice~! ^^

Korea Buzz – “The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards 2010” Winners Unveiled

(Translated from 뉴스엔) This year, the 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards does not have any unusual change. Actress Go Hyun Jung and “Haeundae” movie director Yoon Jae Kyun held the glory of “DaeSung” together. Go Hyun Jung is awarded the “DaeSung” through her role at drama “Queen SeonDeok” at the TV Section and Director Yoon Jae Kyun is being awarded “DaeSung” for his directed movie “Haeundae”.

◇The 46th BaekSang Arts Awards 2010 Winners List

★ Movie Section
▲DaeSung (Grand Award)= Yoon Jae Kyun (“Haeundae”’s Director)
▲Best Production= “National Athlete”
▲Best Producer= Jang Hoon (“Secret Reunion”)
▲Best New Producer= Lee Ho Jae (“The Scam”)
▲Best Outstanding Actor= Ha Jung Woo (“National Athlete”)
▲Best Outstanding Actress= Ha Ji Won(“Closer to Heaven”)
▲Best New Actor= Lee Min Ki (“Haeundae”)
▲Best New Actress= Jo An (“Lifting King Kong”)
▲Best Screenplay(Best Scenario)= Jang Min Suk (“Secret Reunion”)
▲High One Resort Male Popularity= Jang Geun Suk (“Itaewon Murder Case”)
▲High One Resort Female Popularity= Choi Kang Hee (“Ae-ja”)

★ TV Section
▲DaeSung (Grand Award)= Go Hyun Jung (MBC “Queen SeonDeok”)
▲Best Production (Drama)= KBS 2TV “IRIS”
▲Best Production (Culture)= MBC “Tears of the Amazon”
▲Best Production (Entertainment)= MBC “High Kick Through the Roof”
▲Best Producer= Go Dong Seon (MBC “Queen of Housewives”)
▲Best New Producer= Yoo Hyun Gi (KBS 2TV “God of Study”)
▲Best Outstanding Actor= Lee Byung Hun (KBS 2TV “IRIS”)
▲Best Outstanding Actress= Kim Nam Joo (MBC “Queen of Housewives”)
▲Best New Actor= Kim Nam Gil (MBC “Queen SeonDeok”)
▲Best New Actress= Hwang Jung Eum (MBC “High Kick Through The Roof”)
▲TV Entertainer(Male)= Park Sung Ho (KBS 2TV “Gag Concert”)
▲TV Entertainer(Female)= Kang Yoo Mi Ahn Young Mi (KBS 2TV “Gag Concert”)
▲Best Screenplay= Chun Sung Il (KBS 2TV “Chuno”)
▲ High One Resort Male Popularity= Lee Seung Gi (SBS “Brillant Legacy”)
▲ High One Resort Female Popularity= Yoona (MBC “Cinderella Man”)

★ Special Awards
▲Merit Award= Bae Sam Ryong
▲Instyle Award= Son Ye Jin

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

The MCs for this year BaekSang Arts Awards ceremony are Lee Hwi Jae and Kim Ah Joong. The artistes who graced the awards event include Go Hyun Jung, Ha Ji Won, Lee Byung Hun, Kim Nam Joo, Ha Jung Woo, Sun Woo Sun, Son Ye Jin, So Ji Sub, Kim Nam Gil, Lee Min Ho, Lee Seung Gi, Moon Geun Young, Jang Geun Suk, Han Hyo Joo, Lee Min Jung, Seo Woo, Jo An, Lee Min Ki, Choi Kang Hee, Park Bo Young, Yoona, Hwang Jung Eum, Shin Se Kyung, Kim Ji Suk, Jung Yong Hwa, Yoon Shi Yoon, Choi Daniel etc.

Here are some videos of “The 46th annual BaekSang Arts Awards 2010”:

Video cap of the red carpet ceremony held before the awards ceremony:

Lee Min Ho and Yoona presenting TV Section “Best New Actor Award” and “Best New Actress Award” + Kim Nam Gil and Hwang Jung Eum’s award acceptance speech:

Jang Geun Suk and Moon Geun Young presenting TV Section “Best Outstanding Actor Award” and “Best Outstanding Actress Award”:

Jang Geun Suk’s award acceptance speech for “Male Popularity Award” (Movie Section):

Lee Seung Gi and Yoona’s award acceptance speech for “Male Popularity Award” and “Female Popularity Award” (TV Section):

So Nyeo Shi Dae’s special stage performance of “Run Devil Run”:

Minho is looking great with a refreshed look at the red carpet ceremony:

More photos at the red carpet ceremony:

Looking forward to the BaekSang Awards next year~! Fighting~! <3333333 ^^

(videos credit – penquin2006, ffsaints, raine210, quachthanhdinh, SmoothyEco01)

Korea Buzz – Lee Min Ho Surprise Revealed, “Kim Soo Ro is a Computer Illiterate”

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(Translated from 뉴스엔) Actor Lee Min Ho revealed that Kim Soo Ro is a computer illiterate.

At KBS “Entertainment Relay” programme aired on November 14, Lee Min Ho has revealed the truth that Kim Soo Roo cannot use computer well.

Kim Soo Roo who participated in “Good Downloader Campaign” was being asked a question, “What kind of downloads do you received?” and he confessed, “Honestly, I cannot receive downloads.” Lee Min Ho then revealed his own witnessed sight.

Lee Min Ho expressed, “In order to receive download, you need to key in your own user ID and password. But Kim Soo Roo has typed his ID in the address bar instead.” After saying, everyone present was in laughters.

In order to spread the message of being a good right downloader while proudly enjoying movie, “Good Downloader Campaign” committee chairperson Ahn Sung-ki, Goo Hye Sun, Kim Soo Roo, Park Bo Young, Won Bin, Lee Min Ho, Im Soo Jung, Director Park Chan-ok, Director Jang Jin, Director Bong Joon Ho, Director Park Gwang Choon have came participating together as supporters in in this event.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Video of KBS “Entertainment Relay” Report (Nov 14) on “Good Downloader Campaign” Event:

“The part on Goo Hye Sun is cute!” 

Korea Buzz – “Good Downloader Supporter Day” Event

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Movie “Good Morning President” Director Jang Jin and movie “Cheerful Caretaker” Director Goo Hye Sun, movie “Mother” Director Bong Joon Ho and Won Bin, movie “I’m A Cyborg, But It’s Ok” Director Park Chan-ok and Im Soo Jung, movie “Our School ET” Director Park Gwang Choon and Kim Soo Ro, Lee Min Ho and Park Bo Young, 10 significant directors and stars came together to support “Good Downloader  Campaign” event, “Good Downloader Supporter Day” held at Seoul Lotte Cinema Myeongdong Avenue which starts off at 7:50pm onwards on November 10.

During the event, the 10 directors and stars have expressed thanks of appreciation to the audience for being a good downloader and also hope the practise of being a good downloader will be spread out to all after the campaign.

(source – 매일경제, translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com) 

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I’m A Good Downloader! (From left: Goo Hye Sun, Director Jang Jin)

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I’m A Good Downloader! (From left: Director Park Gwang Choon, Park Bo Young, Lee Min Ho, Kim Soo Ro)

More pictures of “Good Downloader Supporter Day”: 

Fancams of “Good Downloader Supporter Day” Event on November 10

Gongjunim has previously blogged on the event “Good Downloader Supporter Day” (article @ here).

Let’s catch some glances takes by fancams on the event which has just ended at Seoul Lotte Cinema Myeongdong Avenue!~

Video 1: Host welcomes all directors and actors / actresses + their speeches

Video 2: Speeches by directors + actors / actresses (Continued)

Video 3: Lee Min Ho and Goo Hye Sun leaving the venue together after the event

(videos with thanks to leeminhovn and meow13131313)

Korea Buzz – Won Bin, Bong Joon Ho, Goo Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho Supports “Good Downloader” Event

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(Translated from OSEN) Star actors and directors have come together for “Good Downloader” event.

To bring about the correct manner in downloading and enjoying film, the “Good Downloader” campaign was introduced (Sponsors: Korean Film Festival, Anti-Piracy Council for Film) after the declaration made during the ceremony at Pusan International Film Festival. A formal event will be held at Seoul Lotte Cinema Myeongdong Avenue at 10th November.

10 significant Korea stars will come together in support for the event “Good Downloader Supporters Day”. They are Director Jang Jin and Goo Hye Sun, Director Bong Joon Ho and Won Bin, Director Park Chan-ok and Im Soo Jung, Director Park Gwang Choon and Kim Soo Ro, Lee Min Ho, Park Bo Young. There will be a total of 10 stars and directors and they will be divided into 4 teams to participate in this event.

On that day, after the screening of movies like “Our School ET”, “Mother”, “I’m A Cyborg, But It’s Ok”, “Good Morning President”, “The Cheerful Caretaker”, there will be a Q & A event held.

(translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Korea Buzz – “2009 Mnet 20’s Choice” Event

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(Translated from bntnews.co.kr) “2009 Mnet 20’s Choice” event has come to the third year. The 20 awards categories and nominees list are released through Mnet Wide Entertainment News yesterday (5th August).

“2009 Mnet 20’s Choice” will be held on 28th August. This event is being held to grace the choices of the 20s generation on their true trend / cultural setter icons. The event highlights include awards ceremony, blue carpet ceremony and exceptional perfomances. Some of the awards are freshly introduced this year.

The final results will be based on 50% from survey ratings from the 20s generation and 50% on the polling outcome. “2009 Mnet 20’s Choice” will be held live from 5pm to 10pm at Jamsil Indoor Stadium on 28th August.

Let’s take a look at the list of 20 awards categories and the respective nominees:

▲HOT Drama Star (Male)▲
Kim Bum – Boys Over Flowers
Kim Hyun Joong – Boys Over Flowers
Yoon Sang Hyun – Queen of Housewives
Lee Min Ho – Boys Over Flowers
Lee Seung Gi – Brilliant Legacy

▲HOT Drama Star (Female)▲
Go Hyun Jung – Queen Seonduk
Goo Hye Sun – Boys Over Flowers
Kim Nam Joo – Queen of Housewives
Jang Seo Hee – Temptations of Wives
Han Hyo Joo – Brilliant Legacy

HOT Movie Star (Male)
Kang Ji Hwan – My Girlfriend is an Agent
Kim Yoon Suk – Turtle Runs
Wonbin – Mother
Jo In Sung – Frozen Flower
Ha Jung Woo – Country Representative

HOT Movie Star (Female)
Park Bo Young – Speedy Scandal
Kim Ock Bin – Thirst
Kim Ha Neul – My Girlfriend is an Agent
Uhm Jung Hwa – Insadong Scandal
Ha Ji Won – Hawoondae

HOT CF Star
Kwak Min Seok – Minsuk Look
Kim Yuna – Ssing Ssing Ssing
Big Bang & 2NE1 – Lollipop
Lee Min Ho – Donut
Gal Mae Gi – Expert

HOT New Star
2NE1
Kim So Eun
Wan Suk Hyun
Lee Min Ho
Jang Ki Ha & Faces

HOT Variety Star
Gil
Kim Tae Won
Nicole
Sunwoo Yongnyuh
Lee Ha Neul

HOT Character
Shin Aeri – Kim Suh Young
Dressing Room’s Teacher Kang – Kang Yoomi, Anh Youngmi, Jung Kyungmi, Kim Kyungah
Taebong– Yoon Sang Hyun
Sup Sup Brothers – Eun Ji Won & MC Mong
Goo Joon Pyo – Lee Min Ho

HOT Multitainer
Kim Hyun Joong
Dae Sung
Yoona
Lee Seung Gi
Lee Hyori

HOT Sports Star
Kim Yuna
Kim Yo Han
Park Ji Sung
Park Tae Hwan
Bong Joong Geun

HOT Body
Park Jae Bum
Son Dam Bi
Shin Min Ah
Lee Hyori
Jessica Gomes

HOT Style Icon
Kim Yuna
Seo In Young
Son Dam Bi
Lee Hyori
G-Dragon

HOT Fashionista
Kim Nam Joo
Kim Min Hee
Shin Min Ah
Yoo Eun Hye
Jang Geun Suk

▲HOT Girl Group Style*
Leggings
Marine Look
Vivid Color
Cyborg Sunglasses
Hot Pants

HOT On-line Song
2NE1 – Fire
Davichi – 8282
So Nyeo Shi Dae – Gee
Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
8eight – Without a Heart

HOT Performance
2NE1
2PM
So Nyeo Shi Dae
Super Junior
Son Dam Bi

HOT Boom Up Song
Super Man – Speedy Scandal
Ssing Ssing Ssing – Kim Yuna
Perhaps That – Park Bo Young
As Years Pass – Song Seung Hun
Never Ending Story – Yoon Sang Hyun

HOT Couple
Kim Young Joon & Hwang Jung Eum
Noh Hong Chul & Jang Yoon Jung
Se7en & Park Han Byul
Jun Jin & Lee Si Young
Tablo & Kang Hye Jung

HOT Mr. Beauty
Kim Bum
Kim Hyun Joong
Nichkhun
Yoo Seung Ho
Yoon Sang Hyun

HOT Summer Heat Popularity Award
2NE1
2PM
Lee Min Ho
Lee Seung Gi
MC Mong

mnet

You can go to http://choice.mnet.com/2009/AwardVote/AwardVote.asp to make your vote today!

(source: bntnews.co.kr, translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)