Oct 23 2014
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KUNG FU JUNGLE (YUT GOR YUN DIK MO LUM) will open in Hong Kong on October 30. Director Teddy Chan Tak Sum despite having the flu still promoted in Taiwan. He ran into Cheng Pei Pei and even received great reviews from a group of Taiwan artists.
Chan Tak Sum studied in Taiwan when he was young. His first love was also there. After graduation he even started a company there and met many friends. He had quite a deep connection with Taiwan, so despite being ill he still insisted on promoting in Taiwan. He even did an interview during a meal. By chance he ran into friend Cheng Pei Pei and her daughter Marsha Yuan. They actually have not seen each other in a long time. Everyone was very happy to run into each other in a foreign place. A screening was held at night. Chan Tak Sum invited his friends there to attend. Cheng Pei Pei, Alan Ko Yau Lun, Chi Kuan-Chun, Dylan Kuo and Taiwan Shaolin disciple Lin Sheng-Jie showed their support. After the screening everyone had praises for the film, and he was very moved.
Joey Yung hopes to continue her mentor Roman Tam's charitable wayscourtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comNat Chan, Joey Yung and Joyce Cheng attends the concert press conference. Joey even donates a diamond and jade brooch that Roman Tam gave her to the auction.This year would have been Roman Tam's 70th birthday. A memorial concert will be held in DecemberCheung Lai Fong wants to continue her late father Cheung Yiu Wing's entertainment career
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This year would have been the late singer Roman Tam (Law Man)'s 70th birthday. A concert will be held on December 19 at the Wanchai Convention Center, the proceed of which after expense will be donated to "Hepatitis Free". Yesterday at the press conference was Law Tam's disciple Joey Yung Cho Yi, friends Nat Chan Pak Cheung and Joyce Cheng Yun Yi. They remembered their lives with Law Man. Joey even donated the diamond and jade brooch that her mentor left her for the charity auction and continued her mentor's charitable heart.
Brother Lek yesterday attended with his right leg in bandage. He said that he was very happy to be lucky enough to have a friend like Law Man. He not only was an icon who made contributions to the arts, but also taught him many things like how to dress. He said that Law man was a grand master of a generation. Although Law Man has already passed for 12 years, he always treated that Law Man went on a holiday. ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
LADIES′ CODE′s Lee So Jung, Ashley, and Zuny have all been discharged from the hospital.
On October 23, Polaris Entertainment told Newsen, "The health conditions of So Jung, Ashley, and Zuny are all almost back to normal, so they were discharged."
′Right now, So Jung is in Wonju, Gangwon-do, Ashley in the US, and Zuny in Gwangju, Jeolla-do, resting with their families," said the agency. "After the members have found stability mentally, they plan on returning to the dorms."
LADIES′ CODE unfortunately experienced a tragic car accident on September 3 at around 1:20 AM on a freeway in Yongin, when its fan hit a barrier. Members EunB and Kwon RiSe lost their lives through the accident. Lee So Jung received surgery for her facial fractures, while Ashley and Zuny experienced minor injuries.
Oct 23 2014
Nine-member K-pop boy group ZE:A, also known as Children of Empire, will temporarily perform without Moon Jun-young, the leader of the group.
Star Empire Entertainment, the boy group’s agency, issued a letter of apology yesterday to the band’s fans for causing trouble with Moon.
The entertainment company released the letter as an answer to a message Moon wrote on his Twitter account last month.
Moon’s tweet publicly blamed the head of the entertainment company for mistreating the group’s members.
“Kim Tae-heon [a member of ZE:A] got hurt while he was shooting a reality TV show, but we didn’t treat him properly right after and it enraged the members,” the entertainment company said through its letter.
“Moon thought he couldn’t communicate with the company and he resorted to Twitter and the public for the sake of his group members.”
The agency added that “the company established a new system by reflecting opinions of all the ZE:A members, and all the employees and executives of the company apologized for causing trouble.”
The company also said that Moon’s temporary departure is “giving him time to plan for his future career and performances.”
Oct 23 2014
Marking their 10th anniversary since debuting, TVXQ will launch a global live tour titled “T1ST0RY,” according to SM Entertainment, the K-pop duo’s agency.
The title of the live tour was coined by combining the duo’s name, the number 10 and the word “history.”
The tour will start off at Olympic Gymnastics Arena, southeastern Seoul, on Dec. 6 and 7, and will continue to other major cities outside the country.
TVXQ successfully finished a world tour in 2012, stopping in cities such as Los Angeles, Chile, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Seoul concert tickets will go on sale Tuesday through G-Market, an online open market.
Oct 23 2014
Actress Kong Hyo-jin has chosen a theatrical play as her next project after finishing the drama series “It’s Okay, That’s Love,” according to Soop Entertainment, the actress’s agency.
Having debuted in 1999, Kong has been featured in popular films and drama series such as “Thank You” (2007), “Pasta” (2010), “The Greatest Love” (2011) and “The Master’s Sun” (2013), but this will be the first time she tries her hand at theater.
The 34-year-old actress, who has often been dubbed “the queen of romantic comedy,” will play the lead role in “Educating Rita.”
She will be paired up with veteran actor Jeon Mu-song.
Actress Kang Hye-jeong is also double-cast as Rita. Both Kong and Kang are close friends.
The play will hit the stage early December and will run for about two months.
It is an usual move for an actress like Kong to choose to act in a play as she has already proved her acting prowess with her down-to-earth portrayal of various characters, from a single mother with a HIV-positive daughter to an over-the-hill girl group member.
Oct 23 2014
Actor Kim Soo-hyun, star of the hit soap "My Love from the Star," will be appointed as a promotional ambassador for Seoul on Saturday.
Kim will appear at a festival in Dongdaemun and start his activities to promote the city.
"We are glad to appoint Kim, who became one of the most popular Korean stars across Asia, a promotional ambassador for Seoul, and expect him to contribute to the city's tourism projects," a city official said.
The festival will feature various events, including a make-up show, a dance competition and a traditional performance.
Postage stamps featuring the boy band Big Bang will be issued in China, Japan and Korea on Oct. 31.
The stamps are available in three different designs. Preorders for the Korean version began on Wednesday.
The gilded stamps will be sold along with postcards in Korea, while the Chinese version in black and red colors comes with a set of commemorative coins. The Japanese version commemorates the band's tour of the island country's five cities.
The management agency claimed that the stamps will make great presents for fans as they feature unreleased pictures of the band.
Oct 23 2014
BEAST revealed their special mini album for the fifth debut anniversary.
The group's 7th mini album titled "TIME" was released on October 20 at 12:30 p.m. (KST). The title track "12:30" portrays the pain after a break-up describing the hands of a clock at the time 12:30 which point the opposite directions. Also, appealing piano sound and rhythm emphasize the emotion in the song and the member's delicate vocals blended with melody completed a sad melo music video.
Another song "Drive," a hiphop genre track, includes an impressive reciting intro part. Driving-like melody line develops the story in the song reminding a scene in the film.
The third track, "It's All Good," with a R&B rhythm, sings to comfort himself that breaking-up is better than being together for themselves ironically.
Meanwhile, BEAST appeared on KBS 2TV Talk Show "Hello Counselor."
A Chinese version of the hit drama "Full House" will be going into production, with Eli of U-KISS set to play the lead role.
The production team heading the drama, Group8, will team up with Asia Media Holdings for the Chinese project. The original Korean drama "Full House" starred Rain and Song Hye-gyo, hitting as high as 40% in viewer ratings.
Auditions will be held to cast the female lead aside Eli. Filming is scheduled to start in December.