As we previously reported, SM Entertainment has refueled its plans to produce upcoming drama “To the Beautiful You,” a Korean adaptation to the popular Japanese manga “Hana Kimi.” SM Entertainment has finally unveiled the two male and female leads for the upcoming drama: SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Sulli. The series will be directed by “Boys over Flowers‘” Jeon Ki Sang.
SM Entertainment‘s upcoming movie, ‘I AM‘, has revealed character posters of girl group f(x).
The movie, which will be released this May, will reveal real footage of the SM artists during their ‘SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden‘. The film will also include a biographic record of the years of effort made by the artists, to expose their passions and dreams.
The new character posters, which were released on April 10th, unveiled the truthful and candid side of each f(x) member along with their personal messages.
The personal message of f(x)’s leader Victoria who is currently playing the female lead in a Taiwanese drama read, “I’m exhausted because I have too many ambitious desires,” showing her desire to strive for perfection on stage. Amber‘s personal message was, “I just wanna dance for 24 hours straight“, proving her right to be labeled the group’s performer, while Luna stated, “I focus my attention on rehearsing, so much to the point that I feel uneasy when my body doesn’t ache,” exemplifying the hardship behind the glamorous stage.
Big Bang and 2NE1 have been selected as the male and female groups most loved by the Hallyu fans in France.
The Paris office of Korean Tourism Organization has conducted ‘A survey to identify the status and distribution of Hallyu wave in France and the behavior of the Hallyu fans’ targeting 3,775 of local Hallyu fans. Big Bang and 2NE1 have each received 49.9% and 64.8% support coming in at #1.
The age range and gender of the fans who prefer 2NE1 and Big Bang were different. Big Bang was relatively highly preferred by male fans of Hallyu in France. As far a the age goes, Hallyu fans in their early 20′s seemed to prefer Big Bang. 2NE1 enjoyed most support of the Hallyu fans who are teenagers and those in their early 20′s and there was no significant difference between the genders.
The male group to rank #2 following Big Bang was Super Junior, then followed SHINee, B2ST, then 2PM. SNSD ranked #2 among female groups, followed by Miss A, f(x), then T-ara.
If you were to create a girl group hierarchy chart, who would be your top pick?
According to a hierarchy chart that’s been quickly spreading online, Girls’ Generation and 2NE1 are the undisputed top two picks. This chart, dated February, 2012, covers 16 of the top girl groups and ranks them in order by five different categories, such as “Wall You Can’t Go Over (unbeatable, basically),” “Nationwide level,” “Socialite level,” “Mania level,” “the Maginot line.”
The top “Wall You Can’t Go Over” category is rounded out by Girls’ Generation at #1 and 2NE1 at #2. Closely following them in the “Nationwide level” are T-ara at third, the Wonder Girls and Kara at fourth, and f(x) at fifth. This shows the girl groups popular in Japan ranking higher than the Wonder Girls, who’s mostly spent their time in the U.S. lately.
The next category, “Socialite level,” is comprised of Secret and SISTAR at the same level, followed by 4minute. After School is ranked slightly above the “Mania level,” with A Pink, Girls’ Day, Rainbow, and Dal Shabet trailing them to complete the “The Maginot line.”
B1A4’s Shin Woo confesses that f(x)’s Krytal is his ideal type and he loves her.
On January 14, MBC’s Weekly Idol-“Idol Of The Week” airs a special feature for the Lunar New Year. B1A4 appears in the episode, and Shin Woo, in particular, reveals that he is a big fan of f(x)’s Krytal and leaves a message to her on the broadcast.
He says boldly, “I’d like to have a meal with you someday. I’m a big fan of yours. I love you.” To his expectant, but bold confession, other members seem to be shocked.
But soon, they become encouraged by his bold confession and reveal their ideal type, SNSD’s Yoona, Taeyeon, and Miss A’s Suzy, appealing with their rookie image.
f(x)‘s Luna and SS501‘s Kim Kyu Jong have confirmed their casting for TV Chosun‘s upcoming drama, ‘Saving Ajumma Go Bong Shil‘!
Although they have experience acting in musicals, this will be their first time acting in more formal roles for a TV series. Both Luna and Kim Kyu Jong are known for being idols that exude charisma on stage, so audiences are looking forward to see how that will translate on to the drama.
Luna will play the role of Kim Hae Sook’s maknae daughter ‘Seo In Young’ (21), a college student majoring in Western Painting, while Kim Kyu Jong will play the role of ‘Nicki’ (24), a man who dreams of becoming a musical actor. Since the drama is centered around Kim Hae Sook, their roles won’t be as extensive as the rest of the cast; however, they are still very important characters to the plot.
Luna stated, “It’s my first drama so I’m extremely scared and nervous, but I’ll try to show as much of my character as I can.” Kim Kyu Jong added, “As my character isn’t someone that leads the plot, I will use this experience to learn and grow.”
Source + Photos: Issue Daily via Naver
by VITALSIGN @ allkpop
Though they may play siblings on-screen, this hasn’t stopped Lee Jong Suk from developing a crush on his ‘High Kick 3‘ co-star, f(x)‘s Krystal! The actor made a surprising confession on the latest episode of MBC’s ‘Section TV Entertainment News’, surprising viewers who watched the broadcast.
‘High Kick 3′ stars Lee Jong Suk, Krystal and Park Ha Sun made an appearance on the December 10th broadcast, sharing interesting details and stories from the film set. When the host Seul Gi asked Jong Suk why he and Krystal seemed like a couple even though they played brother and sister in the series, Ha Sun answered for him, saying, “That’s because he fancies Krystal.”
She continued, “He’d liked me before ‘High Kick 3′ began, but started to fancy Krystal once the series kicked off. Now he’s got his eyes on Kim Ji Won.”
Jong Suk quickly retorted, “No, it’s Krystal,” causing people on set to break out in laughter.