Korean actors Jang Keun-suk and Park Shin-hye, who starred in the hit TV series “Minamishineyo,” held a sold-out fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, according to the show’s PR manager Man Insight.
The two actors met with some 4,000 Japanese fans at the fan meeting, held at Tokyo’s C.C Lemon Hall on June 26, Man Insight said in a press release.
The fan event, held twice at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., was organized by major Japanese entertainment agency AVEX. Tickets for the two shows reportedly sold out in five minutes.
“‘Minamishineyo’ is very popular among young fans in Japan,” an executive at AVEX was quoted as saying. “It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say there hasn’t been a Hallyu drama that has caused this much craze in several years.”
The series, which was first introduced in Japan through Hallyu-exclusive cable channel KNTV, will air on Fuji TV as part of the “Hallyu Alpha Summer Festival” starting July 20.
Jang, 23, has appeared in several notable television dramas and films including “Beethoven Virus” (MBC, 2008) and “The Case of Itaewon Homicide” (2009).
He became a phenomenon in Korea and throughout Asia after starring in the hit TV series “Minamishineyo” (SBS, 2009), in which he portrayed an eccentric lead singer of idol group A.N.JELL.
An official website for idol band A.N.JELL from hit SBS series “Minamishineyo” has been launched.
The webpage, which can be viewed in four different languages including Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese, features the profile of the four members of the band, a news board and a message board, as well as photographs and videos of A.N.JELL.
A.N.JELL is the fictional band from the show composed of Hwang Tae-kyung played by Jang Keun-suk, Go Minam by Park Shin-hye, Kang Shin-woo by Jung Yong-hwa and Jeremy by Lee Hong-ki.
“Minamishineyo” aired in Korea during the latter half of 2009, maintaining viewership ratings in the 10 percent range despite competing against KBS blockbuster drama “IRIS” starring top actors Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-hee.
The show was a success overseas as well, soon selling its publication rights to several broadcaster’s throughout Asia including CCTV (China), BBTV (Thailand), GMA (Philippines) and MATV (Singapore).
The series was also sold to Japan’s KNTV last month and began its run in the prime time slot on March 27.
Korean actress Park Shin-hye has joined the cast of new romantic comedy “Cyrano Agency,” according to her agency Ava Entertainment on Thursday.
The movie took its motif from French picture “Cyrano de Bergerac” helmed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau and starring French actor Gerard Depardieu. Park will star in the Korean pic alongside opposite Uhm Tae-woong as matchmakers who work at the same agency.
The film will be helmed by director Kim Hyun-suk who is well-known for directing movies “Scout” and “When Romance Meets Destiny.” He was also one of the screen writers for “Joint Security Area.” Park made her debut in 1994 and has starred in numerous dramas and movies including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Goong S,” and “Minamishineyo.”
She is also a familiar face in television commercials and music videos. “Cyrano Agency” is set to begin filming on April 19 and is scheduled for release in September over the Chuseok thanksgiving holidays.
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Korean actors Park Shin-hye and Song Joong-ki have been named publicity ambassadors for the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF).
“We chose ‘Minamishineyo’ heroine Park and rookie actor Song as the ambassadors for the film festival,” a representative from JIFF stated on Wednesday. “These young and promising actors are the future of the movie industry and they fit the image and the spirit of this event.”
The Jeonju International Film Festival, to be held from April 29 to May 7, will showcase alternative and independent films in the city of Jeonju. The festival will also feature short films and various cultural events will be held.
“I will watch as many films as possible during my time at the film festival so that I may become a better actress,” Park was quoted as saying.
Song said, “I am very happy to have been asked to be the publicity ambassador for this popular film event. I will try my best to fulfill my duties even though I have a busy schedule.”
Park made her debut in 1994 and has starred in numerous dramas and movies including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Tree of Heaven,” and “Goong S.” She is also a familiar face in television commercials and music videos.
Song began his career in 2008 in TV series “Love Racing.” The 23-year-old actor appeared in the movie “Frozen Flower” and in TV series “Precious Sons,” “Trifle” and “Will it Snow for Christmas?”
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Still can’t get over A.N.JELL’s charm ? In need of A.N.JELL members ?
Worry not, because the drama-made band will reunite in 2 days!
A.N.JELL members will be together again as they will come to C.N.BLUE upcoming debut showcase!
Jang GeunSeok, Park ShinHye and Lee HongKi will come and attend their fellow A.N.Jell mate Jong YoungHwa’s real life band C.N.Blue debut showcase on Jan 14,2010!
The three of them will come to Samsung-dong, Seoul where the event took place and give their strong support to C.N.Blue Korea’s debut.
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Singers undoubtedly become the busiest people in the entertainment industry at the end of every year with the variety of performances they have to prepare both individually and in collaboration with other artists for awards ceremonies of each broadcaster. On set of the SBS Music Festival on December 29, these artists and the show’s producers, who had already given up on about three days worth of sleep, put up their last fight into a camera rehearsal just hours ahead of the event’s actual airing.
As Super Junior member Hee-chul, who had transformed into Girls’ Generation member Jessica for song “Gee”, comes back to take his position as emcee, co-show host Jung Yong-hwa praises him saying, “You look good disguised in a girl, very pretty.” To this, Heechul chicly answers, “Yes, but even this beauty will turn 28 next year,” taking the young and less experienced Jung by surprise. Yet soon Heechul shows his warm side by explaining to Jung his position and organizing his comments for the show. Hyoyeon of Girls’ Generation too takes care of her juniors Krystal and Amber from girl group f(x), checking meticulously whether they are correctly performing the dance moves to SHINee’s “Ring Ding Dong”. Former idol group singer Kim Tae-woo livens up the atmosphere by warmly greeting the young singers who appear on set.
Of course, it is not only the senior singers looking out for their juniors. 2PM member Chansung who was prepping for a partial recorded segment of the show, places his fellow singer Wooyoung in front of him and repeatedly shows him the new choreography they are set to sing on the show. Wooyoung, who had been listening intently to Chansung’s directions, turns around to face the wall and starts rehearsing the moves.
9:55 P.M. The show goes on air. SHINee member Onew, who was imitating the choreography of T-ara’s “Bo Peep Bo Peep” in a space arranged separately for the singers next to the stage, gladly greets and repositions himself next to 2PM member Nichkhun who takes his own seat. Super Junior’s Shindong, who had been immersed in singing along to Davichi’s “A Friend’s Confession,” transforms into a member of what looks like the choir from film “Sister Act” when the girl duo starts singing “8282”. Shindong, alongside Lee Teuk and Sungmin, start dancing and singing to the song with Yesung as the conductor. 2AM member Jinwoon returns to his seat after watching boy band 2PM’s first-ever performance of their song “Tired of Waiting”. Park Jin-young, the eldest amongst the singers at 38-years-old, reenacts his hit 90s song “Don’t Leave Me” with surprisingly swift moves and without doubt, of all the male idol singers who follow the dance moves to Girls’ Generation’s “Genie”, the best is 2AM leader Jo Kwon. While the video for “Gee” plays on screen, Super Junior members Heechul, Lee Teuk and Sungmin as well as SHINee members Minho and Taemin go up and stage to say hello to their fans and Siwon, also known as ‘Girls’ Generation’s CEO’, claps like a CEO with the most solemn look on his face. There was no ‘No. 1’ or popularity vote during the 200 minute-long show — everyone was a winner at the SBS Music Festival.
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SBS Drama <Loving you 10 million times>’s Kim Heechul and <You’re beautiful>’s Park Shinhye & Jeong Yonghwa will be MCs for “2009 SBS Gayo Daejeon”.
The music show will be held on December 29th at Ilsan Kintex and will be aired live via SBS.
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|Written by Emily on Sunday, 13 December 2009 23:23|
In the past, Jang GeunSuk and Park ShinHye have worked together for their Etude commercials and recently acting in the same drama, You’re Beautiful. From the drama, fans have grown fond of the couple and did not want to see the couple come to an end. Time to celebrate, the two will be working together one more time.
The two will be the MCs for 2009 Melon Music Award for part two of the award ceremony. Melon Music Award 2009 will be held on December 16 at Seoul Olympic Hall.
Park ShinHye has a busy schedule lined up for the end of the year. The day after the awards, Park ShinHye will be filming for KBS 1TV Love Request. She will be participating in different programs such as the SBS Gayo DaeJun, SBS Entertainment DaeSang, and SBS Acting DaeSang from the 29th to the 31st of December.
On the other hand, Jang GeunSuk will be a guest this Saturday, December 19, for the opening of Club Pasha in Daegu, Korea.
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