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.

JoongAng Daily

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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.

JoongAng Daily

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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.

Chosun Ilbo

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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.

Chosun Ilbo

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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."

KBS Global

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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.

KBS Global

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Stephen Chow has begun filming "Mermaid"

Wednesday October 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/stephen-chow-begun-filming-mermaid-034132252.html






Stephen Chow has secretly begun filming his upcoming film, "Mermaid".


As reported on Mingpao News, the comedy director was recently photographed in Shenzhen with executive director, Wilson Chin, and his favourite co-star, Lam Tsz Chung, while discussing the film.


Deng Chao, who was rumoured to play the main lead, was also spotted at the scene, though the two recently auditioned stars, Linah Matsuoka and Kabby Hui were nowhere to be seen.


It was also rumoured that Kitty Zhang will be playing a villainin the movie.


Meanwhile, Stephen has yet to respond to allegations made by Tiffany Chen in regard to the controversial article that accused her husband, Charles Heung, of being associated with the Hong Kong mob.

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Wednesday October 22, 2014 Hong Kong

Source: https://my.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/louis-koo-four-films-apff-034132784.html






 It seems that Louis Koo has a big chance to win Best Actor at the Asia Pacific Film Festival, as four out of the five movies that have been selected to represent Hong Kong at the festival have the actor as the main lead.


As reported on HK Top Ten News, the four movies, "Out of Inferno", "The White Storm", "Overheard 3" and "Aberdeen", will be featured at the event, aside from Pang Brothers' "As the Light Goes Out".


Aside from Louis, Sean Lau also stars in three out of the five movies, with all three of them co-starring the former, while Nick Cheung, who has won three Best Actor awards for his role in "Unbeatable", may also be a hot contender with his role in "The White Storm", which also stars Louis and Sean.


Meanwhile, Miriam Yeung and Gigi Leung from "Aberdeen" may have a chance to grab the Best Actress awards for their breakout role in Pang Ho Cheung's "Aberdeen".


The 57th Asia Pacific Film Festival will be taking place in Phattaya, Thailand from 15 to 17 December.

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Louis Koo Tin Lok and Miriam Yeung Chin Wa have already worked together many times. With their previous chemistry they recently worked together again on the film DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (DAN SUN NAM NUI 2). They along with Gao Yuanyuan, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho) and Vic Chou Yu Man developed a complicated five sides relationship. Chin Wa this time in the film climbed rock and dove into the sea. Even when her other half Koo Tin Lok was less than faithful, she was able to tolerate that. Yet Chin Wa pointed out that in real life she definitely would not be able to, she would be fuming and explode.

Goo Jai in the last film lost to Ng Yin Coh. This time Goo Jai joked that it would be "Return of the Jedi". First he would propose to Chin Wa then he would interrupt the wedding. They also revealed that actually the director had interest in a third film. Chin Wa and Goo Jai were surprised to learn about that and then gave a lot of suggestions. They joked that they could another male and female character. Chin Wa and joked that in the next film she could be a transvestite or that Ng Yin Cho was her. Goo Jai and Chin Wa in the film not only had the usual couple intimacy but also many action scenes. Goo Jai for days had to keep climbing back and forth like he was making an action film. Goo Jai said that the building and rock ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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MY VOICE MY LIFE two nights ago held a charity premiere at the Kowloon Bay Exhibition Center. Attending guests included Johnnie To Kei Fung, Josie Ho Chiu Yi and Mimi Kung Chi Yun. To Kei Fung said that Andy Lau Tak Wa showed him this film, which made he realize the existence of such a good film. He said, "This film taught me what truth and love was, after watching it I was very touched. I then asked Wa Jai if I could borrow it for a premiere fund raiser." The premiere raised fund for the gospel drug recovery organization. He said, "The organization will set up a physical location. The Chief Executive will attend. I believe that our over 20 years of support for the program isn't wrong." He pointed out that he did not know how to make a film like this, after watching it he was even moved to tears.

Josie Ho Chiu Yi said that she has not released a record in a year. She has been busy with her new record. "In the story of my new song I am a crazed fan. In real life I was a fan of Madonna. When she came to Hong Kong I waited for her at the hotel but I never saw her." Kung Chi Yun attended with her daughter. She sad, "My daughter has liked ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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