JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong was recently voted best first snow-date man.
Music site Monkey 3 did a survey starting on November 17 through 23 asking 6,100 people, “Which male star would you want to go on a date with on the first snow day?” After Kim Jae Joong and Lee Seung Gi’s fierce competition, Kim Jae Joong ranked first with 64 percent (3,882 people) of the votes.
A rising movie star Song Joong Ki expressed his determination for his new film Wolf Boy (directed by Jo Sung Hee and produced by Silk Road), which will start filming in December, by saying “It is actually the first film for me to play the lead role. I feel great responsibility, but I want to do well.”
The results of recent Korean romantic comedy movies are not that good.
After the craze for "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" and "The Crucible" passed by this summer, there was a spill of romantic comedies, showing the sweet affection between lovers. Despite the fact that October and November is off-season for theaters, these films threw their hat into the ring with the excuse that the cold weather would give a reason for lovers to spend their time watching movies.
The box office records of the four rising stars of Korean movies, Jang Keun Suk, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In, and Lee Je Hoon, also named as “Chungmuro F4,” are now in. Some of them won both favorable reviews and a box office hit, but the rest didn’t. This article emphasizes on their current box office records and reviews of critics.
Song Joong Ki will be attending 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards which will be held at Indoor Stadium Singapore on the November 29th. With the title of "Music Makes One", the 2011 MAMA will showcase a variety of large-scale performance with the hottest Korean pop stars and Asian artists.
A movie poster of Many a Little Romance (directed by Kim Jung Hwan and produced by Indie Story), starring Song Joong Ki, was released. This is the movie that gave a nickname of naughty hands to Song Joong Ki.
BEAST's member Lee Ki Kwang and actress Shin Se Kyung were chosen as the number one celebrities that people would like to present with pepero. Falling on November 11 every year, Pepero Day is an informal observance celebrated in Korea, which is named after the Korean snack, Pepero. On this day, young people (mostly couples) exchange boxes of Pepero.
On a recent online survery, in the male category of "The Star I Want To Gift Pepero," Lee Ki Kwang took the number one spot with 32.5% of the votes.
Two pretty boys, Song Joong Ki and Jang Keun Suk face off on the 10th.
Song Joong Ki’s movie Many A Little Romance and Jang Keun Suk’s You Are My Pet in which he kisses with Kim Ha Neul both open on the same day. Both movies are romantic comedy aimed at female audiences and it’s questioning which movie will take the lead.
Many A Little Romance talks about a man without a job being 50 won short in buying a condom. He, therefore, is suppressed from having an affair with a woman. There appears another woman who bets her life over an empty bottle to earn gain 50 won. These two characters get together by chance and try to earn some money together. It is said that Song did a good job on featuring his frivolous character in a lovely way.
Also, Song’s many different facial expressions are expected to be seen on the film, like a set of presents for his fans. On the 6th, he has already appealed to female fans by appearing on KBS 2’s Gag Concert.
On the other hand, Jang Keun Suk has copy-and-pasted his original character to You Are My Pet. The original work of the movie is based on a Japanese comic book in which a woman raises a pretty, young guy as her pet. This basic storyline alone gives some sort of fantasy to female fans. Jang plays the lovely pet which always tries to please its owner.
Both movies seem highly dependable on their male characters.
Many A Little Romance is Song’s first movie appearing as a leading character after making a big hit through the TV series Sungkyunkwan Scandal and The Deep Rooted Tree. Recently, he appeals with his unique “Puing Puing” gesture. Basically, the movie and its female leading character fell for Song’s charms.
You Are My Pet shows three different sides of Jang: he sings, dances, and entertains us. The movie features some “sweet” scenes as if adding two big spoons of syrup with chocolate topping to a caramel macchiato. There is a kissing scene with Kim Ha Neul at the end of the movie, and this scene is expected to appeal its female fans. Because a popular Korean Wave star plays in it, You Are My Pet is to be opened on a large scale at the beginning of next year in Japan.
However, the two movies differ at some points.
Many A Little Romance is produced with a budget less than 1 billion won, which is a third of what You Are My Pet has spent. Han Ye Seul and Kim Ha Neul are recognized as the queens of romantic comedy while Song and Jang are known to be rookies, but rising stars.
It is questioning on which movie the majority of female audience would prefer. But things can change; a Hollywood movie, Immortals, could take the lead for it is made by producers from the movie 300. Wandeuki is another movie that could challenge the two movies for it has been no.1 in box office for three weeks in a row.
Anticipation builds as we wonder about which film will be taking the lead in the box office and its new rankings.
Actor Song Joong Ki was recently selected as an MC for jTBC’s audition program Made in U.
On the 9th, according to jTBC, Song will emcee the program airing in December.
A production crew member for the program said, “Song is an all-round entertainer and he is the role model for our show. Since applicants must be under the age of twenty-five, we thought Song, who is also in his twenties, would emcee the show well.”
Song has previously emceed many shows and events, including, KBS’s Music Bank, the ’2010 Melon Music Awards’, ‘Mnet 20′s Choice’, and others.
The program is an audition program to discover ‘New Korean Wave World Idol Star.’ The winner will win a one million dollar prize, the biggest monetary prize of all the Korean audition programs.
Unlike other audition programs, people can apply for the audition with a single talent among singing, dancing, acting, and appearance on its official website.
He appeared as Sin Bo-ra's younger boyfriend on the KBS 2TV's "Gag Concert – Discovery Everyday" and charmed women with his cuteness.
He put on his charm in front of Sin Bo-ra's current boyfriend, Song Joong-geun. When she gave him money to go back home by taxi, he kissed her on the cheek. Feeling good, she gave him more saying, "Get a luxury taxi" and he kissed her on the cheek once again.
He also spoke like a baby, "I am hungry" and "I don't like carrots", making her so happy.
Also, he said 'pooing pooing' which became popular because of Lee Jong-seok from MBC's "High Kick 3, The Short Legs Counterattack" and caused the audience to go crazy.
According to an official from "Gag Concert", Song Joong-ki bought chicken for the 100 comedians and other workers that day.
A lot of celebrities watched Leessang’s first concert.
On the 4th at 8 pm, Leessang’s concert, “Leessang’s Theater,” took place at AX-Korea, and many celebrities that Leessang got to know from MBC’s Infinite Challenge and SBS’s Running Man went to the concert and supported its member, Gary and Gil.
Including SNSD’s Jessica, Song Joong Ki, and Lee Kwang Soo, who appeared in Running Man as fixed guests or special guests, actresses such as Jang Hee Jin and Park Bo Young also showed up at the concert. Yoo Jae Suk, who got to know Gil from Infinite Challenge, also appeared on the stage as a special guest.
Lee Kwang Soo and Haha showed off their unique senses of humor through a screen in the middle of the concert. Before Leessang performed one of the songs listed in their recent album, “Kyuksantawoo,” Lee and Haha appeared on the screen as an ascetic who demonstrated ridiculous martial arts of the fist and his disciple, respectively, giving a great pleasure to the audience.
Especially, Yoo Jae Suk proved his friendship with Gil by participating in the rehearsal to make a perfect performance for “Leessang’s Theather,” although he was having a busy schedule.
In addition, Honey Family, Leessang’s old musical colleague and another guest of this concert, appeared on the state at the last, ending the concert with a heart-warming performance.
Leessang’s members met each other on 1996 and this was their first concert opened 15 years after their debut. They’ve made various mega-hit songs such as “I’m Not Laughing,” “Ballerino,” “Clown,” and “The Girl Who Can’t Break Up, The Boy Who Can’t Leave.”
Leessang has released their 7th album “AsuRa BalBalTa” this year and occupied the domestic music charts with all of their songs listed in the album ranked from the 1st to the 10th, including the title song “My Answer is You.”
Actor Song Joong Ki’s “mischievous” hand is drawing attention.
On the 2nd, some pictures with the comment “What are you doing, Song Joong Ki?” were uploaded on a portal website.
In the pictures, Song has his hand on the back of an actress who is wearing a backless dress. Also, he is crouching down next to Han Ye Seul, playing with her skirt. Another side of Song, which is opposite from his naïve looks, is shown through these pictures, attracting attention.
Netizens comment: “He looks like a naïve sheep, but he’s a wolf inside.” “I’d prefer him being a wolf rather than being naïve.” “His every move is adorable.”
A Little Makes Romance in which Song stars with Han Ye Seul as character Chun Ji Woong will open on the 10th.
Song Joong Ki said after the press preview of his new movie ‘Many a little Romance’, “Falling scene at Dongjakdaegyo was the most frightening scene.”
Someone asked him, “What was the most difficult scene?” He answered, “Dongjakdaegyo.”
“My character, Ji Woong, represents ‘Generation 880000′ won but is not a sad character. I played brightly and cheerfully. But falling scene at Dongjakdaegyo for Han Ye Seul was the most frightening scene. It is still the dizziest scene.”
The scene is that Han Ye Seul was defrauded of two hundred million won which she saved tenaciously and killed herself, despondent about that. Song Joong Ki ran into the Han River to save her.
Song Joong Ki said, “I had more responsibility because I was in the same drama with her once. I tried to be a cute junior to her but I’m not sure she felt that.”
Someone asked him, “Isn’t it difficult to shed a young gentleman image?” Song Joong Ki answered, “It is always afraid but I think historical dramas and modern plays will be my orecious experiences.”
‘Many a little Romance’ is about Goo Hong Sil who is crazy about saving two hundred million won for 5 years and Chun Ji Woong who has no job. It will be released on 10 November.
Lately, Song Joong Ki has been gaining a lot of attention from the fans.
Many people have even come to the point where they are starting to call this year "The Year of Song Joong Ki." They claim he has become the hot icon of 2011, but does he really deserve all this? You be the judge. Here are some of the reasons why people consider him one of the hottest stars of 2011.
He first gained a lot of love and attention from his fans when he appeared on KBS drama "Sunkyunkwan Scandal" which put him on the spot as one of the leading young actors.
In 2011, he has taken the role as the young Sejong the Great in the currently airing SBS drama, "Deep-rooted Tree." Even though his role in the drama was shorter than his role in "SunkyunKwan Scandal," he still proved to the viewers that he can act well under any circumstances.
Up until now, he has taken many roles in historic dramas - he will soon appear on screen with a fresh image. On November 10, the movie "Many a Little Romance," starring Han Ye Seul, Song Joong Ki, Lee Sang Yeob, and Shin So Yul will be released. In this movie, Song Joong Ki has taken the role to portray Ji Oong, a man who has a hard life due to factors such as not being able to start a business and lacking a stable budget. This role will allow Song Joong Ki to transform out of his pretty boy image and give him the chance to experience acting as a character that's far from being ideal.
Currently, Song Joong Ki is busy preparing for another movie called, "Wolf Boy." In this film drected by Jo Sung Hee, Song Joong Ki will play the role as a teenage wolf who falls in love with a girl acted by Park Bo Young.
So what do you think? Are you ready to call 2011 "The Year of Song Joong Ki?"