Hallyu actor Lee Min-ho recently shared his thoughts about jumping into Hollywood.

During an interview with KBS Entertainment Weekly on Thursday, Lee said that now does not seem like the right time for his Hollywood debut.

But he added, “I would gladly make an effort if given the chance to branch out to the American film industry.”

Regarding his recently released film “Gangnam 1970,” he said, “As the movie is my big-screen debut, I’m highly concerned about the public’s expectations. I just hope the film does well.”

“If I were to win any prize, I would like to take the Best New Actor award,” Lee joked.

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K-pop group TVXQ has introduced jackets for its upcoming album “Sakuramichi” on its Japanese label’s official website Friday.

The group’s new EP will come out on Feb. 25, and has two songs “Sakuramichi (Cherry Blossom Road)” and “Kimi no Inai Yoru (A night without you.”

Changmin and Yunho, the two members of TVXQ, topped the Oricon daily album chart in 2014 with “WITH.”

Avex, a label representing TVXQ in Japan, said, “Sung in soft and powerful voices, this upcoming album will be TVXQ’s message to everyone who are feeling hopeful and nervous as they advance onto new paths.”

TVXQ first started off as a quintet in 2003, but Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu left in 2010 after a feud with the group’s agency, SM Entertainment.

Changmin and Yunho continue to perform as a duo.

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Lee Jong-suk said in a recent interview that he tried to learn from other actors, such as Kim Woo-bin, Kim Soo-hyun and Lee Min-ho.

Lee Jong-suk, an actor who won the acclaim for his lead role in the SBS drama “Pinocchio,” told a local media outlet that he closely followed of other actors. Lee said he watched most of their dramas and tried to learn from them.

“I was slightly puzzled with the enormous popularity of ‘Pinocchio’ in China. As the drama features the lives of reporters, I didn’t regard it as very exciting,” the 25-year-old heartthrob said.

He added, “I was also surprised it has been viewed 10 billion times on Youku Tudou.”

Lee, however, dodged the question when asked about his advantages over fellow actors, saying “That is a tough question.”

Lee has been catching up with the delayed schedules since the end of the hit series.

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Singer-turned-actor JYJ′s Kim Jae Joong showed his unending faith in his fans.

Through the fashion magazine, Harper′s Bazaar, Kim Jae Joong showed off his dreamy charms during the shoot, while showing his honesty during the interview.

Kim Jae Joong is currently appearing in the Friday/Saturday KBS drama Spy, as Kim Seon Woo, a member of the National Intelligence Service with sharp eyes but full of cuteness as a son. Forced in a dilemma, where he must go after his spy mother without having her know, Kim Jae Joong is carrying out the drama with much tension.

The photo shoot was carried out in a portrait concept, capturing Kim Jae Joong′s mysterious and sexy aura. In front of the camera, Kim Jae Joong oozed with charisma, while coming off very friendly and easy going in front of the staff.

During the interview, Kim Jae Joong expressed his gratitude towards his fans, saying, "There are times when I even hate myself, so I wonder if there are people, other than my fans, who still perfectly embrace me. As I receive that love, I naturally gain full faith in them."

"I don′t necessarily want to sacrifice myself for anyone, but if I had to give up a bit of myself, it would be for them."

The full interview and pictorial will be included in the February issue.


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Choi Jin Hyuk shared his thoughts on enlisting in the army.

In MBC’s Pride and Prejudice, Choi Jin Hyuk acted as the elite prosecutor Gu Dong Chi who seems to be easy going and soft hearted but becomes cool-headed when it comes to work. Although he said, “I struggled so much because my head hurt,” he earned positive response from the viewers.

Choi Jin Hyuk freely expressed the character with two very different sides. Having acted out Gu Dong Chi, who seems relaxed but has his guard up at the same time, Choi Jin Hyuk earned feedback that he showed the sexiness of a ‘grown man.’

Choi Jin Hyuk revealed, “I had so many thoughts throughout filming and it was so difficult that it didn’t feel like I was resting even when I was resting. Physically, it was comfortable. The director filmed it so fast that we rarely filmed past midnight. But I felt stressed because of the content of the drama. It was a happy kind of stress but I had to study a lot.”

With Choi Jin Hyuk enlisting in the army soon, he said, “A part of it was because my enlistment date is approaching. I knew that I would think about filming for a while… Every time I struggled, I thought, ‘Many days will come where I want to do it and feel regretful so I should do well.’ I tried to concentrate to the best of my ability, thinking that I might regret in the future.”

He confessed, “It would be a lie to say that I’m not sad. I’m sad but everyone else goes. If there is something I’m embarrassed about, it′s that I′m enlisting late since I’m working in this industry. I’m worried about being in the army too. Once I join the army, I would ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Sitting down with fashion magazine Singles, Song Jae Lim talked about his recent popularity as well as his image.

Featured in the February issue of Singles, Song Jae Lim participated in a very honest interview, titled, ′Song Jae Lim′s Real Face.′

With his playful and sexy image on We Got Married, the interviewer noted surprise at his quiet and sincere image.

Regarding this, Song Jae Lim answered, "Of course, the image shown on We Got Married is me. It′s just one of my many images. As We Got Married is a variety program, there′s a different theme with each shoot. When we talk about sincere topics, I become sincere. When we talk about simple topics, I get playful."

He continued, "The image shown on We Got Married isn′t 100 percent me. That′s because broadcasts only show fragments and snippets. In a private setting, depending on the area and my mood, I become quite different. When I talk about work, I become very rational, while during a fun setting with alcohol, I get very talkative."

When asked if he predicted that he would become popular from We Got Married, Song Jae Lim answered negative.

"I went in not expecting a thing. My partner is a huge reason why [it turned out well]. When I go into a variety program, I let everything go and begin," said Song Jae Lim.

"Ever since the beginning, people have been very clear on whether they like or dislike me based on their first impressions of me and my actions. People who hate me will hate me even if I lift a spoon, and people who like me will like me even if I sit still. That′s why I let everything go, without trying to create an image and decided to go with the flow of that moment."

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The return to screen of entertainers with a dark past doesn't seem easy, especially it involves sexual scandals.

Singer Isu, former member of vocal group MC the Max, suffered a setback from returning to a music program after a six-year hiatus due to fierce opposition online that it was too early to let a sex offender re-appear on screen.

Isu was charged in 2009 for buying sex from a teenager while working as a public service worker. He appealed that he didn't know the girl was a teenager and was suspended from indictment.

He had kept out of the public eye until recently when he received an offer from MBC's "I Am a Singer Season 3" to appear as a regular cast. "I Am a Singer" is a music program where singers compete with each other in front of a panel audience. The third season of the program will start Friday.

Isu's appearance on the program, however, was abruptly cancelled on Jan. 22, a day after the first recording of the program. MBC announced the cancellation of Isu's participation in the program through a press release without notifying the singer.

Isu's agency opposed the decision in a press release. "We find it extremely regretful that we were informed of the decision when the recording was complete and without prior consultation with the singer involved," said Music & New.

"We accept the public sentiment that it may be too early for Isu to resume his appearance in public."

Cyber space heated up once again after the abrupt cancellation announcement by MBC on Isu's appearance. Netizens criticized the broadcasting company for its hasty decision to recruit him in the first place.

"On Isu's part, he would have been desperate to resume his career on screen which is why he grabbed the opportunity. But on MBC's part, there should ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Saturday January 24, 2015 Hong Kong






One week ago, Angie Cheong (張慧儀) arrived at Discovery Park to attend the New Year's event, 福來金禧賀新春. She has participated in ATV series My Date with a Vampire II (我和殭屍有個約會II) and Showbiz Tycoon (影城大亨) so she expressed regret in regards to ATV's current financial dilemma. She thought back that even though ATV ratings were not as great as TVB's, ATV is really strict towards its productions' quality and thus she was moved to participate in filming their work. To thank ATV for giving her opportunities back then, Angie will be appearing as a guest on their variety program, ATV這一家,  to express her appreciation and support. She hope that all the ATV staffs will soon receive their pay in order to happily enjoy the new year.

Also present at the event, Nancy Sit (薛家燕) hope that her eldest daughter Justina Shih will find a boyfriend soon and not be too overly focus on work. She pointed out that her eldest daughter and rumored boyfriend Jonathan Wong is a misunderstanding, she is still single. 

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: chaierie @ Asian E-News Portal

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Saturday January 24, 2015 Hong Kong



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Artistes Timmy Hung (洪天明) and Janet Chow (周家蔚) has been known as a good couple in the entertainment circle. After getting married, Janet Chow has rarely worked and is currently pregnant with her second child, just like being a happy wife. Janet with a baby belly, still uses a lot of her time to look after her son. On the internet, Janet shared a photo of her son at home sitting on a sofa looking Chok and left a message using a tone of her son: "I always have to wait! Women are really slow!" She also said her son always get impatient waiting for mummy.

Source: ON.CC (HK) 
Translated by: lucychoi559 @ Asian E-News Portal

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Saturday January 24, 2015 Hong Kong






Even though recently the weather is warmer, the air temperature still lingers only around fifteen, sixteen degrees. Sitting outside in the open air, risk catching a cold, and warmly having a heart-to-heart is not a pair of couple but actually Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) and Whitney Hui (許亦妮). They were spotted sitting outside Lee Garden (利園) in Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣), having a deep, lengthy conversation.

The two were talking secretly nonstop, whispering and laughing loudly, and even constantly shared interesting stories from their phones. After realizing that reporters are present, Sisley joked that she and Whitney were having a heart-to-heart. It's actually because the two have finished the work they had on hand so they met up with each other while they're still free. The two earlier even boldly tried eating ice-cream on such a cold day, no wonder Whitney expressed on Weibo: "Every time we see each other, I'm so happy that I become crazy, I laugh until I drop onto the ground. I am fortunate because my friends that are by my side would act insane with me." 

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: chaierie @ Asian E-News Portal

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