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After much talk and conflict, JYJ will be participating at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

According to C-JeS Entertainment on August 20, JYJ will attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games on September 19 at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, where the members will sing the Asian Games official song, Only One.

“When JYJ was anointed as honorary ambassadors, we were promised that JYJ would perform at both the opening and closing ceremonies, but at the end of discussions, we will only be singing one song before the finale of the opening ceremony.

JYJ has fulfilled all duties as the honorary ambassadors, recording the song and participating in the music videos and commercials, as well as promotions. However, in July, the Incheon Asian Games committee revealed a list of performers for the Opening and Closing ceremonies and JYJ was not mentioned, causing C-JeS Entertainment to release a statement asking for the committee to be fair.

SOurce: MWave

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Retired figure skating star Kim Yu-na continues to be Korea's favorite corporate spokesperson, according to a survey by Korea CM Institute, an ad industry researcher.

Kim garnered 15 percent of the support from the 2,400 respondents aged from 15 to 60. Actress Jun Ji-hyun, whose recent television drama "My Love from the Star" enjoyed immense success, came in second with an 11 percent support, followed by K-pop singer Suji, picked by 7 percent of the respondents.

Korea Times

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Boy group Big Bang celebrated eight years of being together yesterday, releasing a photo of all five members on its agency’s official website.

“Only eight years, still a long way to go,” said G-Dragon.

Other members also made comments to thank fans who have stayed by their sides throughout the years.

The group, which debuted in 2006, has become one of the popular idol stars representing the K-pop scene. Its music video “Fantastic Baby” received more than 100 million views on YouTube.

The members said that they will do their best to release another album this year. The members announced the news over the weekend at a concert at Jamsil Sports Complex in southern Seoul.

JoongAng Daily

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Song Hye-gyo has paid off all of the taxes she allegedly evaded, according to The Firm, her legal representative, adding that she didn’t know her former tax firm had handled her expenses incorrectly.

Allegations about Song’s incorrect tax payments surfaced on Tuesday during a hearing for Im Hwan-su, a candidate who has been nominated to head the National Tax Service.

According to her legal representation, Song was told in August 2012 that there was a problem with how her expenses from 2009 to 2011 had been processed.

The actress’s former tax agency investigated the claims after the notification was delivered.

But after leaving the issue with the former company, Song received another note from the National Tax Service saying that they could not trust the submitted documents as there were some issues with them.

In 2012, Song paid the money demanded by the tax authority in full, along with a penalty, which totaled around 3.1 billion won ($3 million).

“She learned about the wrongful handling of her expenses by her former firm, but did not file a complaint because she thought it was also her responsibility to keep an eye on her tax representative,” The Firm said in a release. The agency added that she didn’t know about the issue until she was notified by the National Tax Service in 2012.

Song was again asked to pay an extra 700 million won in April this year for expenses in 2008 and paid the amount completely.

“I’m very sorry that I, as an actress who gets public attention, have not paid more attention on issues related to tax,” Song said in a press release. “I’m very regretful of my ignorance in handling taxes and I will pay extra attention to never repeat such [wrongdoings].”

JoongAng Daily

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After a media source revealed more glaring evidence of a more-than-platonic relationship between Sulli of f(x) and Choiza of Dynamic Duo, reps from both sides have officially broken the silence.

Earlier on August 19th, a well-known media source released photos of Sulli and Choiza enjoying a date at Namsan Park on the night of the "Super Moon" on August 10th. Reports stated that the two then proceeded to a drive-in theatre where they watched the movie "Pirates", which Sulli is featured in.

There have been rumors of the two dating since September of last year. Both sides of the alleged couple had remained pretty silent or vague on the topic. However, both SM Entertainment and Amoeba Culture have spoken out about their artists Sulli and Choiza, respectively.

According to SM, Sulli and Choiza have come to depend on each other. Choiza's agency Amoeba Culture was a bit more direct, stating that the two started off as close seniors and juniors in the industry, but came to develop feelings for one another. The two are now dating and ask for the public's love and support.

KBS Global

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Actress Ha Ji-won, star of SBS drama “Secret Garden,” is currently taking auditions to play a role in a Hollywood film.

In a MBC entertainment show “Section TV Entertainment,” which aired on Sunday, she made the comment in a cautious way.

“There is nothing decided yet, but I’m taking auditions,” said Ha.

“The genre [of the film] is also not yet released,” she added, saying that nothing is confirmed yet.

Many reports have mentioned her gearing up for her going to Hollywood in the past. As she is now done with her most recent work, MBC drama “Empress Ki,” local industry experts again are wondering what work she will land to make a Hollywood debut.

JoongAng Daily

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Singer and actor Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, asked his fans not to visit him while he is filming in the studio on Saturday.

The first filming of SBS drama “My Lovely Girl” started over the weekend. The drama will be the actor’s first appearance on the small screen since he was discharged from his military duty in July of last year.

He said he appreciates the fans’ love, but he’s worried that having too many visitors could hinder filming.

“Since I’m not the only one making the drama, I feel sorry for other staff members,” said Rain on his Twitter on Saturday.

“Also, I feel sorry for my fans because I can’t say hi to each and every one of you and talk.”

He also added his apologies to the fans who came to see him that day.

“Hope you show much love for the drama, and I feel good thanks to many fans who always show they care.”

The drama, which is set at an entertainment agency, starts on Sept. 17.

JoongAng Daily

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Actress Park Si-yeon is returning, staring in a TV Chosun drama scheduled to air in September. The drama deals with various aspects of love and marriage.

Park will play a woman who becomes a single mother by choice.

"I heard that being a single mother by choice is different from being a single mother by circumstance because the former decides not to marry and be single," Park said. "I think the general notion about marriage has changed greatly these days and there are various forms of marriage or living independently, so there could be single mothers who don't choose to marry," she added.

Park's return wouldn't be possible without her family's support. She became a mother in September 2013 and decided to focus on raising her child for some time.

"If my husband expected me to just stay at home taking care of my daughter, I would," Park said. "But he likes when I work, and he knows that I'm happy when I'm working. He said that it's my decision, and he will support me whatever I decide."

Since getting married in 2011, she has tried to make her marriage the best thing in her life. She enjoys the rare moments to rest, sometimes having a glass of wine with her husband on days when her daughter goes to sleep early.

"I'm trying hard to have a great marriage. If you don't want to make an effort, you should live alone," she said. "You must make an effort to live with someone."

Chosun Ilbo

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Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/ron-ng-satisfied-meatier-role-064600219.html

 

 

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Though his fans were furious that TVB had given him another police role in his latest series, "Black Heart, White Soul", actor Ron Ng recently disclosed that he was in fact very pleased with the role. 
 

As reported on Oriental Daily, the actor, who plays a cop named Cheung Lap Fan who befriended semi-paralysed lawyer, Matt (played by Roger Kwok) after causing his accident, said that the drama has been one of the most satisfying series he has filmed in recent years. 
 

"Though I have played a lot of cop roles throughout my career, this one is different from all the others," said Ron. "Cheung Lap Fan is very human and has a lot of emotional scenes." 
 

"In the series, my character accidentally injured Roger's character, Matt while on a mission. He felt guilty and started befriending Matt. But because of that, he ends up crossing boundaries, morally-speaking," the actor added. 
 

Ron also admitted of receiving lots of compliments for his performance in the series, though added that he would not dwell on winning an award. 
 

"I don't want to perform for accolades. For me, what's important is that the viewers like it and spread the news to others, so they would watch it as well," he said. 
 

Meanwhile, the series has recently achieved high viewership ratings of 31 points. Asked his thoughts about the ratings, Ron said that while he is satisfied, the actual viewership numbers are not accurate, as a number of audience also watched the show online. 

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Tuesday August 19, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/aaron-kwok-filming-movies-back-back-092800639.html

 

 

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Though Aaron Kwok has been busy with the long production of Chen Kaige's upcoming martial arts film, "The Monk", the industrious actor recently revealed that he will not be taking a long break post-filming, and will go straight to another production.

 

According to Oriental Daily, the actor revealed that it has been eight months since the production of "The Monk" started and he has had a lot of fun playing his character at different ages.

 

"I will be flying to Beijing afterwards for some additional shoots and then start on Philip Yung's new movie," said the 48 year-old star.

 

Aaron also revealed that he is growing facial hair for his new character in the Hong Kong director's new movie, "Dap Huet Chum Mui" (loosely translated as "Stepping in Blood in Search of a Plum").

 

"It's still not enough though. I kept checking the mirror to see if I have enough facial hair yet," the actor joked.

 

Meanwhile, when asked to address rumours about his reported drunk behaviour with the Super Girls members, Aaron laughed and said that he is too busy with his career to mind such gossip.

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