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Singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been named as Asia’s best male star by Yahoo Korea, Yahoo Taiwan and Yahoo Hong Kong, Yonhap News Agency reported Tuesday.

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K-pop idol Kim Hyun-jung of boy-band SS501 will receive three prizes at the”Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards 2009,” a gala event which will be held in Hong Kong on Dec. 14, his aides said.

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The five-member boy band SS501, which has been holding its first Asia tour entitled “Persona” since its debut in 2005, will release a mini-album in Korea late this month. Entitled “Rebirth,” it’s the first album to feature all five members in a year and seven months.

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SS501 leader and actor Kim Hyun-joong failed to attend and accept his best actor award at the Seoul International Drama Awards as he is recovering in a hospital in Tokyo, Japan, for swine flu.

Instead, his fellow SS501 members accepted the award on his behalf.  Kim Hyun-joong is in an isolation ward and will be confined for 15 days.

SS501 members accept the award on behalf of their leader

SS501 members accept the award on behalf of their leader

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Pop idol Kim Hyun-jung of boy-band SS501 was confirmed Tuesday to have been infected with influenza A (H1N1) and is hospitalized in Tokyo, according to his agency.

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An actress wearing shabby clothes, her hair streaming over her face, passionately sings the lyrics to “Memory,” one of the most famous musical numbers in the world. Her soft voice highlights the touching words, mesmerizing an audience held captive by the performance.

”]Pop singer-turned-musical actress Ock Ju-hyun performs in “Cats.” [JoongAng Ilbo] (more…)

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After three of the five members of the Korean pop band Dong Bang Shin Gi, a k a TVXQ, took legal action against the group’s management agency, S.M. Entertainment, on July 31, claiming an unfair contract, officials began examining how other top groups are being managed.

(From the top) DBSK, Super Junior and Girls Generation

(From the top) DBSK, Super Junior and Girls Generation

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SS501 successfully mounted their 1st Asia Tour Concert in Seoul dubbed as “Persona” today as thousands of their fans attended to give support to the group. The concert was held at the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium.

SS501 during the press conference for their concert

SS501 during the press conference for their concert

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The latest hallyu star SS501 is going to launch their first Asia concert tour. Starting in Seoul on August 1st, the idol group is going to travel to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Malaysia, and Singapore for the next four months to hold a total of 15 shows.

SS501's poster for the Asia concert

SS501's poster for the Asia concert

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Members of boy band SS501 have been appointed as Ambassadors of Goodwill of Kimpo (or Gimpo) International Airport in Seoul.

Korean Airport Corporation, which manages 14 airports in South Korea including Kimpo Airport, presented SS501 to the media as the official ambassadors in a ceremony held at Kimpo Airport.

SS501 at the ceremony

SS501 at the ceremony

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This song is hot.

“Boys over Flowers” star Kim Joon released the official music video of his song “Jun B OK” and it features another “Boys over Flowers” star, Kim Hyun-joong of SS501.

Kim Hyun-joong and Kim Joon

Kim Hyun-joong and Kim Joon

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The ‘Gee’ craze continues.

SNSD started promoting “Genie” on Music Bank today but their song “Gee” continues its popularity.

Here’s the story from Soshified:

SNSD’s Gee swept KBS2TV’s Music Bank show as the biggest song for the first half of 2009. Being SNSD’s 10th first place finish for the show, it gathered attention for its longevity in popularity.

The ranking showing SNSD, Super Junior and SS501

The ranking showing SNSD, Super Junior and SS501

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A Thai TV station is deferring the showing of “Boys over Flowers” in Thailand, fearing that it would affect the education of many Thai students who are fans of Korean stars.

Thailand’s Channel 7 has bought the rights to “Boys over Flowers” but it has not scheduled its airing. In an article in The Nation, one of Thailand’s leading English newspapers, last June 14, an executive of Channel 7 said they are closely watching the evolution of Korean wave and the students.

    The full page article that came out in The Nation, one of Thailand's leading English newspapers

The full page article that came out in The Nation, one of Thailand's leading English newspapers

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The Asia-Pacific Supermodel Contest 2009 proved to be a memorable event as SS501, Super Junior and Son Dambi guested and wowed the contestants and audience last night (June 19) at the Pohang City gymnasium in North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea.

The Asia-Pacific Supermodel Contest 2009. (Topmost) The contestants with host Ryu Si-won. (Middle) SS501 (Bottom) Super Junior

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SS501 released teasers of their Solo Collection Album MVs before their album is officially launched on July 3.

Here are the two videos (credits to Quainte501):

KyuJong Solo – “Wuss Up”

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The five members of SS501 are back together to launch their activities in Japan.

Until recently, the members had been busy with their separate activities: Kim Hyun-joong was filming “Boys over Flowers“, Park Jung-min was appearing in the musical “Grease”, and Kim Hyung-joon, Kim Gyoo-jong and Heo Yeong-saeng performed under the name “Triple S”.

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SS501 to meet fans in air

The five-man band SS501 will take its Korean and Japanese fans to Jeju Island on chartered planes for a fan meeting there, DSP Media, the band’s agency, said on Thursday.

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Hot male quintet SS501 is going to Japan to reignite their career there. This time all five members of the team will be present to wow Japanese fans. SS501 has been working as a trio called Triple S for the past few months, while Kim Hyun-joong was starring in the drama “Boys over Flowers” and Park Jung-min in the musical “Grease.”

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Despite that he collapsed and he’s been suffering from severe exhaustion, SS501 lead singer and “Boys over Flowers” star Kim Hyun Joong met with fans during the event for cosmetics brand Tony Moly at Lotte Hotel in Seoul on April 7.

Kim Hyun Joong is the product endorser of Tony Moly’s cosmetics line for men.

Kim Hyun Joong at the signing event

Kim Hyun Joong at the signing event

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Did the Lettuce couple meet at the Seoul Fashion Week?

The Seoul Fashion Week became a star-studded affair as Korean stars attended the event. “Boys over Flowers” star and SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong and his SS501 fellow member Kim Hyung-jun walked the runway as models.

Hyun Joong’s “wife” Hwang Bo also became a model together with the Infinity Girls.

Hwang Bo and Kim Hyun Joong

Hwang Bo and Kim Hyun Joong

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