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Sunday, January 30, 2011

2010 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards

Korean pop star Kim Hyun-joong won three gongs at the 2010 Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards held Friday in Hong Kong.

Singer and actor Kim received Asia’s Buzz Male Popular Artist award and two trophies for Top Buzz Korean Artist in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The Yahoo Buzz Awards, established in 2004, is an annual event that gives awards to Asian pop stars based on the “buzz,” or number of searches they received on the Internet portal site.

This year’s awards were decided by Internet users from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Indonesia between Nov. 8 and Dec. 1.

Kim has now won back-to back titles at the annual event. In 2009, the 24-year-old star won Asia’s Best Male Star award after gaining wide popularity throughout Asia for his role in the hit television drama series, “Boys Over Flowers.”

This year he gained more fame after joining Keyeast, the agency of “hallyu” star Bae Yong-joon, who himself is a major shareholder.

The SS501 boy band leader recently starred in the KBS drama “Naughty Kiss.” The drama is set to air across Asia next year.

In November, he appeared at the opening ceremony of the Guangzhou Asian Games to sing the Games’ official song. He also took part in a charity event with Bae at the Tokyo Dome last week, attracting more than 4,500 Japanese fans.

Kim is now working on his new album, which is due to be released next year, according to the agency.

Meanwhile, at the Yahoo Awards, actor Jang Geun-suk won titles in Asia’s Buzz Star and Male Buzz Star categories, while actress Moon Geun-young won the Female Buzz Star title. But neither attended Friday’s ceremony.

Jang garnered 7.93 million votes to beat Kim, who received 4.59 million votes, for his titles. Moon received 45,240 votes, while pop group Girls Generation came second with 36,307 votes.

Thanks to

Oh Kyu-wook of Korean Herald

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And Story in Manila

Kyunjong and Youngsaeng Fan Meet this coming February 5 is highly anticipated by their Filipino Fans will definitely go on schedule at the PICC Forum 2 and I assure you guys that the venue is really huge and can accommodate all comfortable as I already been at the venue for at least twice last year.

Be there and enjoy!

many thanks to Daily K Pop News for the banner

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2010 Ford Supermodel is Filipina

Danica Flores Magpantay is the 2010 Supermodel of the World chosen by the Ford Model Agency in New York City. She is the first Filipina to ever reach the top of this modelling contest after near recent wins by Charlene Almarvez (1st Runner-Up last year), Charo Ronquillo (2nd Runner-Up) and Giselle Paqueo (Top 8). Danica, who is the daughter of model Lala Flores – herself a Supermodel of the World candidate in 1990s – is joined in the Top 3 by the runners-up from Lithuania and Poland. She is the second Asian to win the top prize.

The Philippines first joined the contest in the 80's with former Miss International Melanie Marquez who became a runner-up and a favorite model at her time.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Jay Chou's low Hollywood profile

Taiwanese pop singer and Asian Superstar Jay Chou, star of the smash hit "The Green Hornet," Hollywood offers a welcome break from the paparazzi in Asia.

"As an artist, I need a lot of space which I cannot really get in many places in Asia," Chou told reporters Monday ahead of the Chinese premiere of the superhero flick, which co-stars Seth Rogen.

"It felt like I was having a vacation in the United States - I took my mother to the production, and it felt really good to have some time for myself. I didn't have that feeling of people surreptitiously taking my picture."

"The Green Hornet" - the tale of a young playboy businessman who becomes a crime fighter - topped the box office in its opening weekend in North America, taking in $34 million, according to industry data.

Chou, largely unknown in the United States but hugely popular in Asia, plays the role of Kato, sidekick to the Green Hornet played by Rogen.

French director Michel Gondry confessed to not knowing how famous Chou was when he started considering him for the part of Kato, adding he and Rogen - who wrote the screenplay - later hesitated about casting a pop star.

"We had a conference on Skype where Seth was reading with Jay and we felt there was already chemistry, even though it was with a 10-second delay, and we liked him for his acting," Gondry said.

Rogen has since declared himself a fan of Chou's music, and he and Gondry joked that the Taiwanese singer would "force" them to listen to some of his tracks.

"Jay many times took us in his car with his bodyguard and forced us to listen to his music very loud, and if we didn't like it, he would beat us up," Gondry joked.

Chou had to learn English for the part, and acknowledged the language barrier would be a challenge for any future work in Hollywood. But Rogen praised his co-star for his quick mastery of the language.

"He knew very little (English) when we started filming and a few weeks in, he could improvise his own dialogue and come up with his own jokes, which was very frustrating because that took me years to learn how to do," he said.

credits to AsiaOne

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Big Bang's Blast in 2011

YG Entertainment announced that after nearly two years of absence from the Entertainment scene, Big Bang will be making a big comeback on February 24.

As a gift to their fans, Big Bang will perform their comeback in front of their fans during their "2011 BIG SHOW" concerts slated this coming February 25 through February 27 and they plan to perform their new songs for their series of concerts.

For fans who simply can't wait until February, they have Seungri's solo album to look forward to. Seungri, Big Bang's maknae member, is reportedly dropping his cute image for a "manlier" concept. He is slated to release his album and promote two title tracks including "What Do You Want Me To Do?" and "VVIP" on January 20th.

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Singapore Men’s FW 2011

Here's a photo of models exiting after the Men’s Fashion Week Preview Party at ION Sky.

The Singapore Men’s Fashion Week 2011 is slated to happen this April its the first Asia Pacific fashion event dedicated to men’s fashion, designers, brands and talents.

KPop Portal is very excited to bring the news to you soon.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

The 13th Zodiac Sign?

Ophiuchus named as “the new 13th zodiac sign” is trending in social networking sites and even news sites.

However, an article on says that Ophiuchus is not the 13th zodiac sign according to expert astrologers.

“Ophiuchus has nothing to do with Astrology. It’s not an Astrology issue. It has to do with the stars — it’s not a sign, it’s a constellation,” said renowned Astrology expert and horoscope writer Rick Levine.

“There are four seasons each with a beginning, middle and end,” Levine added. “That makes 12 zodiac signs, and there’s no such thing as a 13th astrological sign.”

“It began when astronomy professor Parke Kunkle of Minneapolis Community and Technical College told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about the procession of stars over time. He said “Three thousand years ago the Sun was ‘in’ whatever it was in. Now it’s about a whole constellation off from that.” Kunkle’s quote went viral and was picked up by FOX News and other media outlets because people mistakenly assume that Astrology is based on constellations. But that’s not true,” as quoted from the article answering how did this whole myth get started.

This was a sign of relief for this has become the top trending topic on the web these past few days


Our thanks to Batangas Today for this info.

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U-KISS prepares for US debut

KPop Boy Band U-KISS, is set to make their US debut in the first quarter of 2011. This was announced by their agency, NH Media that the US debut is slated this February.

About 100 new songs have been screened for the upcoming U-KISS album. The concept will be group ballads-a genre that is quite different from the electronic pop concept of past U-KISS albums. For information, three of the U-KISS members speak fluent English (Kevin, Alex and Eli) and this will surely an advantage over other Kpop acts.

Before their big US debut, the boys recently graced the 2010 Channel [V] Top Year Awards Concert in Taiwan. Cheers U-Kiss!

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