Archive for October 2nd, 2009

Former K-pop singer and actress Jeong Ryeo-won is poised to advance to Hollywood.

According to press reports, Jeong, 27, visited the United States last month and met with officials from an unidentified Hollywood studio. She was also courted by Hollywood last year but this is the first time that she has had a meeting in connection with her entry into Hollywood.

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[TV Report] Girl groups are popular on the Korean music scene these days, and KBS2’s “Champagne” (MCs Sin Dong-yeob, Sin Bong-seon) has featured a “girl group special” on Saturday. Guests were Brown Eyed Girls, Kara, 4 Minute, After School and Alex of Clazziquai.


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Jae-beom and JYP on the mend?

It was confirmed that Park Jin-young, CEO of JYP Entertainment, and Jae-beom, former leader of idol group 2PM, have met in Seattle.

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TVXQ, whose three members YoungWoong Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu are in a dispute with their agency SM Entertainment over their exclusive contract, will be spending their Korean Thanksgiving break in China.

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MANILA – “Boys Over Flowers (BOF)” star Kim Bum met actress Maja Salvador on Wednesday and said he was excited about working with the young Filipino star.  

Salvador and Kim are set to do a commercial for a brand of softdrinks.

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Eugene, formerly of K-pop girl group SES, says her starring role in new MBC TV weekend drama “Creating Destiny” is her comeback on TV after a year’s absence. In a recent interview during the photo shoot for the poster, Eugene said the new drama is “novel and fun and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.”

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Approximately 23,000 aspiring singers from elementary school students to those in their early 20s flocked to the JYP Entertainment’s talent search held in Seoul last month.

Only four were picked as JYP trainees, scheduled to go through the years-long training program before making their debut.

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Actor Bae Yong-joon, known as “Yonsama” among Japanese fans, proved that he still has the power to keep the popularity of Korean pop culture alive. He was the star who helped trigger the Korean wave or “hallyu.” He also showcased a possibility that hallyu can be broadened to the realm of tourism and food.

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