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Monday, August 30, 2010

Miss Korea crowned new Miss Asia

You Soo-jung, second runner-up in the Miss Korea 2009 pageant, was crowned Miss Asia at the gala for Miss Supranational 2010, held in Plock, Poland, last Saturday.

The 24-year-old stunner charmed the judges and audience wearing an elegant evening gown and a colorful hanbok, traditional Korean dress at the event, where 66 beauties from around the world competed for the title.

``The experience was a happy one as I did everything I could to represent Korea,’’ she added.

She participated in the Miss Korea 2009 Pageant as Miss Daejeon, and was chosen the second runner-up. She is currently an English literature major at Mokwon University and hopes to work for a television company.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Hallyu Dream Concert

The highly anticipated Hallyu Dream Concert hosted by Korea Entertainment Producer Association, ‘Visit Korea’ Committee and GyeongJoo and sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Culture will soon take off on the 12th September in GyeongJoo Citizen Stadium at exactly 6pm.
The concert is in line with the 2010~2012 Visit Korea project a large scale cultural event in Korea and overseas to enjoy the drama, fashion and music which are the main elements to the Hallyu wave.

Confirmed to performances from Super Junior, 2PM, KangTa, 2AM, 2NE1, SE7en, 4Minute, BEAST, Son DamBi, KARA, After School, Miss A, FT Island, Supernova, Davichi, T-ara, MBLAQ, Ukiss, ZE:A, Secret, Flower, Seo InKook and a lot more are enough to excite the fans. There are a total of 22 performing teams (102 singers) and already, there has been growing interests from audiences in Korea most especially Kpop fans across Asia and the Pacific.

The concert will be part of the 3-day Hallyu Dream Festival with various drama, fashion and music related events planned up. Tickets for the concert will start selling from 5pm on 12th August on GMarket ( and interested individuals can visit the official site for the event at

Sourced from Newsen
Credit goes to KBites

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Venus Raj back in Manila

Ma. Venus Raj brought smile back to our country after bringing home the 4th Runner-Up Title from the recently concluded Miss Universe competition held at Las Vegas Nevada. She arrived this morning in Manila and was greeted warmly by her legion of fans who prayed so hard for her.

A major, major thank you Miss Raj for proving the world that we Asians are truly beautiful.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

G Dragon dating Top Japanese Model

K-pop idol G-Dragon is reportedly going out with Japanese fashion model Kiko Mizuhara, as headlined in Japanese media .

The 21-year-old star (real name Kwon Ji-yong), a member of the music group Big Bang, is dating Mizuhara, who is now the exclusive model for the Japanese fashion magazine “ViVi,” Sankei Sports said, citing multiple sources.

Mizuhara, born in 1990 to an American father and Korean mother, and raised in Kobe is fluent in Korean, English, and Japanese.

Sankei said G-Dragon, who made a debut in Japan in June last year, is having a “serious relationship” with Mizuhara. “The romance about a Korean music group leader was revealed for the first time,” it reported.

Their relationship began shortly after G-Dragon began his activities in Japan last year, and he is maintaining a “shuttle date” routine between Korea and Japan, juggling his busy schedule.

Mizuhara often visited Big Bang’s dressing room at concert venues, and other group members also have friendly relations with her.

“Mizuhara’s model colleagues also know that the two are dating,” Sankei said.

Meanwhile, YG Entertainment, an agency for G-Dragon, said on Sunday it’s true that G-Dragon and Mizuhara are good friends, but their relationship is not serious romance.

source : Korea Herald

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

SuJu gears up for '3rd Asia Tour'

Popular K-pop boy band Super Junior will kick off their "3rd Asia Tour: Super Show 3" at the Seoul Olympic Stadium on Aug. 14.

Their Asia tour is one of the most anticipated concert series not only in South Korea but in other Asian countries like the Philippines.

The concert will move to Qingdao, China on Aug. 28. Super Junior will then perform in Tokyo, Japan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Beijing and Shanghai in China; Taipei, Taiwan; Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand and in Manila.

The boy band visited the Philippines this year and held their Super Show 2 concert last April 10 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Super Junior members tweeted about their upcoming concert tour and asked fans for their support.

Leader Leeteuk said he is thankful that many fans will be going to the concert.

Shindong added, "Going off to practice now, all for this weekend's concert to show a cool and meaningful stage," according to translated tweets on, the international forum for Super Junior fans.

Fans are excited to watch the concert.

"I can't wait for Super Show 3 to begin," one fan posted on the Super Junior thread on

Another fan wrote, "They're working really hard for the upcoming concerts. I'm sure it will be amazing to see them."

credits to Manila Bulletin
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So Ji-sub denies he will marry Han Ji-min

Actor So Ji-sub has denied a rumor that he will marry actress Han Ji-min. During an interview with local news media, he mentioned his relationship with her.  I am sorry for her. She must have suffered more than I because she’s an actress.”

He added “since the marriage rumor, I have and could not get in touch with her.”

“Also, or now, I have no plan to get married. I would consider marriage when I’m around my 40s.”

Asked about his ideal type of woman, he said it is different from time to time, but he likes someone who can make him feel comfortable.

After So Ji-sub and Han Ji-min co-starred in the KBS soap opera “Cain & Abel, rumors started that they would get married in December, even though the two had never admitted to being in a relationship.  Recent pictures showing So and Han wearing the same rings added fuel to the rumor.

So is currently starring as Lee Jang-woo in the MBC soap opera “Road No. 1,” which depicts love and friendship during the Korean War (1950-53).

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Kibum finally showed up!

It's been quite a long time that 13 members of Super Junior had been seen complete on stage but the remaining boys still manage to pull out a successful promotion and now preparing for highly anticipated Super Show in Seoul.

We all know where Kangin and Hangeng are, but how about Kibum? Recently, these official photos of Kibum shocked Super Junior fans, based from these photos he seemed that he attended Jecheon International Music Film Festival last August 12.

It's been months since we haven't seen or heard anything from him, he obviously gained weight and grew his hair longer but still looking good with that enigmatic smile.

photo credits: Newsen&Osen

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Halle Berry for Vogue USA

Look at this forthcoming September issue of Vogue USA with Hollywood icon Halle Berry on the cover how I wish I can create that fabulous makeup highlighting those great jawline and fantastic skin color!

Also, notice that great looking bracelet? I need to have that copy. 

All I can say is OMG and cheers!

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Chance's Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Recent Manila visitor Chance (Michael Kim) of popular K-Pop group One Way declared that Filipina moviestar KC Concepcion is "the most beautiful girl in the world" for him. Filipino fans are hopeful that they would work together in a project.

thanks to Philippine Entertainment Portal and Universalrecph / Twicsy for the photo

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Cory Remembered

Filipinos and democracy loving people all over the world paid tribute today to democracy icon Corazon "Cory" Aquino, who helped lead a "people power" revolt that ousted a dictator and whose death last year became a springboard for her son's triumphant run for the Philippine Presidency.

President Benigno "P-Noy" Aquino III led one of several tributes to his mother, calling on Filipinos to continue her struggle for democracy by helping him confront his Southeast Asian nation's illnesses, including poverty and pervasive corruption.

"The clamor of our people for change is so deep," Aquino said during a memorial Mass for his mother held at a suburban Manila gymnasium used as a venue for many pro-democracy protests. "None of us can afford to be bystanders."

Aquino called his late mother "one extraordinary woman," who remains deeply beloved a year after she died following yearlong battle with colon cancer at 76.

To commemorate her 1st death aniversary, college students line the edge of a 200- by 250- foot photo mosaic of the late former President at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila yesterday. The mosaic is composed of 3,200 pictures and weighs almost four tons.

credits to The Philippine Star

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Wanted: New Asian Girl Group

Wonder Girls! better watch out. A new Asian girl group will soon emerge to snatch their popularity across Asia .

FarWest Entertainment - a production company helmed by former Walt Disney Company of Asia Pacific President Jon Niermann -- and a group of Asian partners are behind a fledgling girl band enterprise called “Project Lotus.”

The concept behind “Project Lotus” is simple
Get five talented girls from Korea, Japan, China, India and the Philippines. Pair them up with Grammy Award-winning producers Eliot Kennedy and Brian (in photo) Grant. Give them songs composed by prominent song writers like Take That’s Gary Barlow. Get it all down on film and drop it on the world.

In the midst of pre-auditions, FarWest and team are busy culling talent from a variety of outlets, including the Internet, where hopefuls can upload their audition videos onto Project Lotus’ website (, Facebook page or their YouTube channel.

To date 850 girls have sent in their clips. The number could more than double by the Aug. 2 submission deadline.  Applicants need to be Asian women aged 18 to 25 who can speak English and sing and dance. Clips should feature hopefuls singing an English-language pop song.
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Kwon Sang-Woo Charged for Hit & Run

Popular Actor Kwon Sang-Woo has been slapped with a heftier fine than usual for the June 12 hit and run incident that caused media frenzy.

The Seoul Central District Court ordered him to pay a 7 million won fine for fleeing the scene of an accident he caused last month.

The judgment handed is 2 million won more than the usual fine imposed by the Seoul Central District Court for hit and run charges involving only property damage.

The additional penalty was tacked on by the court, which said that the 34-year-old Hallyu star “had a social responsibility to maintain as a public figure.”

credits to Korean Herald
Kwon turned himself in on June 14, two days after the incident. He was charged with fleeing the scene of a vehicular accident after driving into a pair of parked car one of which was a police cruiser then a tree.

According to police reports, Kwon fled the scene on foot at around 2:55 a.m. on June 12, after he had crashed into a Genesis sedan and reversed into a police cruiser before hitting a nearby tree that put a stop to his Cadillac.

Many speculations came out that Kwon fled the scene because he was under the influence of alcohol at the time. However, Kwon later stated that he ran away out of fear. Soon after the incident was widely publicized, his agent released an official statement saying the accident was caused by Kwon’s inexperience behind the wheel. While many had expected his troubles with the law to affect box office figures for his latest film, “Into the Fire,” the Korean War picture has attracted respectable attendance figures thus far, with ticket sales passing 3 million since its release on June 16. As a result of his, producers of the film and Kwon’s camp have excluded him from nationwide promotional tours.

On June 21, Kwon released a handwritten letter of apology to fans through his official website.

“To all my fans and those who care about me, I can only bow my head and apologize,” he wrote. “For about a month I have been spending time alone at home reflecting on my regrettable actions.

“As a public figure, I should have known better and should have acted by the laws of our society. But because of my misguided judgment at the time I have disappointed you all and I am deeply hurt because of it.”

Kwon is set to return on the small screen in October with the upcoming SBS television series “Dae Mul” with Koh Hyun-jung and Cha In-pyo.

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