Sohn Tae-young in Two Wives

She delivered a baby boy on Feb 6, and now the svelte Sohn Tae-young is all set to star in the SBS drama entitled Two Wives.

The 29-year-old, who is married to Hallyu star Kwon Sang-woo (33), appeared to the press today in a sheer sleeveless top. Thank goodness she had on a good and sturdy bra; otherwise the public would be getting more than an eyeful of the new Mom.

See through: Sohn Tae-young shows
off her curves

Perfect fit: ‘I may be a Mom, but I still
look good ;-).’

In the drama, Sohn plays a single mother who falls in love with a divorcee. Before the lovebirds can marry, the man (played by Kim Ho-jin) gets involved in a car accident and loses his memory. After the accident, loverboy can’t remember who he loves – his first wife or his new girlfriend. Dang it, what a bummer.

Two Wives premieres on May 4.

One wife: ‘Come watch my new drama!’

Source: Hankooki

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F4 Special Edition (After Story) MV


Lee Min-ho: “Hey guys, hurry up with the filming, i’ve gotta leave
the country for an overseas CF shoot -빨리!”

Since Boys before Flowers – the Korean drama was such a huge hit, they have decided to release a 25-minute music video portraying what happens five years after the drama left off. Aiyah….WE WANT A MOVIE yes? 😉 Not 25 minutes without Geum Jandi!

Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon got together (my guess is for a day of shooting) to bring you this music drama (extended music video). It was reported that the music drama was filmed in secret – i guess they did not want the fans to disrupt and perhaps delay the shooting because we all know the boys are extremely busy.

Release date : April 28
Find the special edition Music Drama on www.mnet.com

Source: Artsnews

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BBF on SMAPxSMAP may not see the light of day

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Boys Before Flowers on SMAPxSMAP
[Pic credit: lovekoreastar]

Fans who were looking forward to view the clip of the Korean F4 being interviewed on Japanese talk show SMAPxSMAP may be in for a disappointment. The pre-recorded show might not be broadcast because one of the host of the program was recently arrested for indecent exposure and all his materials have been pulled off air.

Japanese pop star Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (34) from the group SMAP was arrested early Thursday (April 23) morning for indecent exposure. Police found Kusanagi at Hinokicho Park, completely naked and heavily intoxicated at 3a.m. in the morning. The park is located near the nightlight district of Roppongi in Tokyo.

Kusanagi is one of the most high-profile entertainers in Japan, both as a singer and an actor. He is a member of the quintet SMAP and they have released more than 30 singles and 20 albums in their 18-year career.

Their popular TV show called SMAPxSMAP has kept the band in the limelight and Kusanagi has built a huge Korean fan base as well by learning to speak Korean and singing in the language.

The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting has requested that Kusanagi’s TV commercials and programs stop airing.

Source: Billboard.biz

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BoA to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009

MTV Japan announced that BoA will be performing live at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2009 on May 30.

Live performance: BoA will be at the 2009 MTV Video
Music Awards in Japan

The event will be held at the Saitama Super Arena. The 23-year-old will be sharing the stage with her I Did It For Love collaborator Sean Garrett for the first time!

Apart from BoA, the Big Bang boys will make an appearance at the awards ceremony.

Chae Yeon makes a comeback to the music scene

Sexy singer-turned-entrepreneur Chae Yeon is set to make a return to the Korean music scene next month.

Back in the game, baby: Chae Yeon is all set
for a comeback

The 31-year-old, who owns the fashion label Bequem, will be releasing her 5th album in the second week of May. Since Chae Yeon is such a sexpot, her upcoming album will once again bank on that strength of hers – being sexy.

The singer has been missing from the music scene for quite some time now to concentrate on her fashion venture. Her 4th album was released in 2007. After the release of her 4th album, which contains the hit song My Love, Chae Yeon became really popular in Japan and China.

If you haven’t seen Chae Yeon in action, please hit the play button below. She’s smokin’ hawt in the MV.

So, are you now waiting with bated breath for Chae Yeon’s return to the music scene?

Source: Newsen

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Prada Transformer Waist Down – Seoul

Hallyu stars Song Hye Kyo and Yoon Eun Hye dressed in
Prada skirts (or are those boxer shorts?) at the opening ceremony

Miuccia Prada‘s travelling exhibition Prada Transformer Waist Down arrives in Seoul. Waist Down is a unique exhibition devoted to the skirt. This exhibition runs from April 25 to May 24. If you are in Seoul, check out the details at the end of this entry and plan a visit!

Hallyu stars such as Song Hye Kyo, Yoon Eun Hye, Oh Ji Ho, Joo Ji Hoon etc were at the Prada Transformer (located at Seoul’s Gyeonghui yard, next to the 16th-century Gyeonghui Palace) to celebrate the opening of the exhibition on April 23 at 5:30pm.

Song Hye Kyo dressed in Prada wears her hair in a sleek pony tail

Song Hye Kyo and Yoon Eun Hye at the event:


The venue of the exhibition is itself a work of art. The Transformer is a state-of-the-art shape shifting venue which will host multiple interdisciplinary projects, bringing a unique mix of visual arts to the exhibition. It was designed by Rem Koolhaas.

The inaugural Waist Down exhibition was staged from 2004 – 2005 in the Prada store in the Aoyama district of Tokyo, Japan. Next it was at Peach Hotel, Shanghai, then Prada in SoHo, New York and then to Prada on Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills.

The Transformer, Seoul – designed by Rem Koolhaas


The exhibition takes care to adopt a little of its local environment, changing each time to reflect the fashions of its surroundings. For this 5th installation in Seoul, the exhibition includes skirts and mannequins designed by fashion students from eight design programs in Seoul. Thus Waist Down integrates internationally acclaimed fashion design with creativity fostered in the host city.

Oh Ji Ho looking dashing at the event

Joo Ji Hoo, Lee Seung-ki, Cha Ye Ryeon & Go Ara:

The skirts were selected by Miuccia Prada in collaboration with AMO. The exhibition design was conceived by AMO to highlight and accentuate Prada’s diverse ideas and concepts.

Skirts on display


More skirts at the exhibition:

Here are the details:

Venue: Prada Transformer
Dates: April 25 – May 24, 2009

Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12:00pm – 6pm

Late opening till 8pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Closed Monday

Prada Transformer Waist Down Exhibtion in Seoul Address:
1-125 Sinmunno-2ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Next to Gyeonghui Palace)

Admission: FREE

Sources: Newsen, Lela Luxe, Vogue, Asia Economy

Korean F4 on Japanese talk show

F4 and Gu Hye Sun all colour co-ordinated on Japanease talk show Sakaseusang

Korean F4 (Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum and Kim Joon) and Gu Hye Sun went to Japan on April 15 to promote their drama Boys Before Flowers. They appeared in a Japanese talk show called Sakaseusang. The TBS Sakaseusang live TV talk show was shot in Akasaka, Japan.

F4 and Gu Hye Sun arrived just minutes before the live talkshow came to an end. Fans were quite disappointed to only be able to see the Korean actors for only 2 minutes. The host only managed to squeeze in a couple of questions to Kim Hyun Joong who replied in Japanese. He’s the only one who is fluent in Japanese.

After the program went off air, it has been reported that there was an additional 30 minutes where the Boys Before Flowers cast were interviewed and interacted with fans. The 30-minute clip has yet to be aired on Sakaseusang. However, below are some of the questions that were asked…

Where do you want to go first in Japan?

Kim Bum & Lee Min Ho: Harajuku
Kim Joon: Roppongi
Gu Hye Sun: Ueno Park
Kim Hyun Joong: Because I love beef, I really want to try deopbapin 덮밥인 famous beef bowl, “gyudong” 규동(牛丼) that I heard it’s very delicious (KHY replied in fluent Japanese)

Do you have any memorable memories in Japan?

Lee Min Ho: I’ve been to Nolreoon 2 years ago with a friend, and I didn’t know how expensive the taxi fare was from Tokyo airport to Shibuya. That was the price I won’t ever forget. (laughs)

[ The cab fare from the airport to downtown Shibuya is a close equal to the price of a round-trip air fare from Korea – Japan!]

What are your memories after working on the drama?

Kim Joon: Everyone was friendly on the set.
Kim Bum: Although the shooting schedule was physically and mentally taxing, it was a happy and fun time for me.
Lee Min Ho: Since the drama was shot in winter, many of us were suffering from cold. There was even one scene where I had to jump into a swimming pool on a cold wintry night. Because of that, i was eventually admitted to the hospital for a couple of days!
Kim Hyun Joong: I suffered from lack of sleep and was pretty much exhausted during the filming of the drama.

Lastly, Gu Hye Sun was asked who is her favourite F4 member and she replied Lee Min Ho and Kim Hyun Joong. (I’m not surprised…because those are the two she had to work the most with, and whom she had to kiss too! 😉

Lee Min Ho didn’t looked his best. That sweater is so
boring it looks like something his grandpa would wear!
And the hair is neither curly nor straight! Not his best look.

Kim Hyun Joong looks hot from the waist up. That white shirt and
gold chains around his neck is awesome next to his tanned skin.
However, from waist down, he looks like he’s wearing a woman’s
capri pants and a very feminine belt.

Kim Bum looks too uptight and proper in the sweater…
and what’s with the Hawaiian print shirt? Looks like he
left his impeccable fashion sense back in Seoul.

Kim Joon doesn’t look hot, but not too bad either.
Don’t like the grey sweater/vest he’s wearing inside.
There’s no pic of Gu Hye Sun on her own, but i like her chiffon dress

Here’s the 2-minute clip of them on Sakaseusang:

Sources: Chosun.com, Jazzholic

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Boys Before Flowers a failure
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Nam Gyu Ri & Bad Girls at nail product launch

Doll-like Nam Gyu Ri showing off a bottle of Bandi’s eco-friendly nail colour

Green Eco-nail brand BANDI launched their new range of eco-friendly nail products on April 19 at Seoul’s Trade and Exhibition Center (SETEC).

Seeya‘s Nam Gyu Ri and Amy & Bonnie from Bad Girls Diary were seen at the launch.

Bandi introduced 200 new natural colour hues and claimed that their range of nail colour do not contain harmful ingredients. The French patented technology used makes the nail colour dry faster and lasts longer. The special patented ingredient ‘silica alumina’ is also used.

The brand also carries a Nail Treatment colour line for base coats, Cuticle line for cuticle care, nail polish remover and also Hand & Body products. Nail art products will also be introduced to the brand soon.

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Nam Gyu Ri trying to figure out if she likes Bandi’s hand cream


Gosh so many gorgeous looking colours to choose from!


Amy & Bonnie like the products too!


See this hand cream? Min-woo would love this…

Source & pics credit: Newsen

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Lee Jun-ki in EPISODE 2: The Mask

The masked one – Lee Jun Ki puts on an
elaborate show for his fans

Normally, at fan meetings, the celebrity will interact with fans by playing a couple of games, maybe even celebrate a birthday and sing a couple of songs. But uh-uh…not for Lee Jun-ki! He decides to give them a mini concert — which turned out to be more elaborate than some large scale concerts!

Check out the pics below of Lee Jun Ki’s fan meeting #2 aptly called Episode 2: The Mask . It was held on 18 April, 7pm at Seoul’s Olympic Park Fencing Stadium.

The grateful audience were made up of 4000 strong fans from Korea, Japan, China and other parts of Southeast Asia.

A fan meeting with a difference…

The four songs that Lee performed will be released into a single album. Buy the single and you will get to hear Lee Jun-ki’s new song J-Style. A music video like no other was also released, entitled Cyber Oriental. Lots of work and preparation went into this fan meeting cum concert. Lee put a lot of his heart into this project.


Oh yes, i heart my fans. Only the best for them!

Source & pics credit: Newsen