Earlier today, TV Chosun’s “Entertainment in TV” announced that BIGBANG’s Seungri dropped out of Chung Ang University, where he was majoring in theater and acting studies.
According to a representative from Chung Ang University, “Seungri recently visited the campus and withdrew from school. Because of his BIGBANG activities, he could not attend his classes. And as a result, he’s been placed under academic probation several times. He probably made the decision because it was hard to focus on his entertainment and academic career at the same time.”
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.”
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It was recently revealed that young actor, Yoo Seung Ho has confirmed to play the main male lead in the upcoming drama, ‘Operation Love‘ which will be shown on Chosun cable television.
On December 12th, TV Chosun reported, “Yoo Seung Ho has officially confirmed to star in ‘Operation Love’ as the male lead“.
Furthermore, a representative for the drama tweeted about the first recording which hyped up the excitement of fans. Regarding this matter, Osen conducted an interview with the production team where they told, “On the 9th, we were testing out new equipment. It wasn’t an official recording. We will commence the first recording on the 20th.”
Yoo Seung Ho also shared his thoughts on the drama by saying, “Baek-Ho[Main lead] has the memories of his first love just like any ordinary guy. The time travel and first love concept of this drama was refreshing and interesting to me.”
SS501 member Kim Kyu Jong expressed his disappointment in not receiving any acting advice from his fellow members.
At the press conference for TVChosun‘s new drama ‘Saving Ahjooma Go Bong Sil’ that took place at Kyungnam’s Hilton Golf and Spa Resort Clubhouse on the 7th, Kim Kyu Jong remarked,,
“They simply told me to ‘do well’,” he revealed. “Everyone is so busy, they don’t even have time to take care of themselves, let alone me.”
“All of us members agreed that we would focus on individual promotions for this year and next. I hope that we will all work really hard and we will be able to greet each other as good-willed rivals,” he added with hope.
Recently, we reported that Kim Hyun Joong was offered the lead role in TV Chosun‘s upcoming drama, ‘Speed‘. It’s now been revealed that the star had declined the part due to a cramped schedule.
On December 7th, director Shin Je Kwang of KeyEast Entertainment said, “It’s a good work so we examined it, however, Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing a Japanese album in January and plans to move into Chinese promotions in February and March. Therefore, it has been decided that working on a drama with his current schedule would be too much.”
‘Speed’ is scheduled to air in March and April of next year. Yang Yun Ho (of KBS2TV‘s ‘Iris‘ fame) will directing this drama about competitive race car drivers and their crossed fates.
While Kim Hyun Joong has declined the offer, actor Lee Jung Jae and SNSD‘s Sooyoung have signed on for the series.
Source: OSEN via Nate
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According to a broadcasting management representative, SS501 leader Kim Hyun Joong has been cast as the male lead in TV Chosun‘s new K-drama ‘Speed‘, written by Ma Jin Won along with Lee Dong Hwa and directed by Yang Yoon Ho.
The representative informed MyDaily during a phone interview on the 5th, “His agency has agreed to Kim Hyun Joong taking on the new role, but the formal contracts have yet to be signed at this point in time.”
Kim Hyun Joong’s agency KeyEast Entertainment remarked, “It is true that we received an offer and are optimistically looking through the script.”
‘Speed’ is a car-racing blockbuster drama and is receiving attention as it is directed by Yang Yun Ho who in the past has taken on projects such as ‘Wind Fighter‘, ‘Libera Me‘, as well as KBS 2TV‘s 2009 hit drama ‘IRIS‘.
Early next month, cable TV will be launching a brand new channel called the “Joint Organization Channel“, which will premiere two brand new music channels for K-pop lovers to enjoy.
Taking a page from SNSD‘s YoonA, fellow member Sooyoung was revealed to have accepted a leading role in an upcoming drama.
Sooyoung was cast in TV Chosun‘s new drama, “Speed“, which delves into the world of competitive race car driving. Sooyoung will play the role of ‘Seo Ji Won‘, an orthopedist and team doctor of racing team ‘CKins’. With her tall height and lovely face, her character is much beloved and respected. Though she’s a cheerful person, her character also carries deep scars from losing her parents in a car accident when she was younger.
The director of “Iris“, director Yang Yun Ho, will be leading this production, which starts filming in December. Sooyoung will be working alongside actors Lee Jung Jae and Yoo Ah In.
The industry is buzzing with anticipation for Sooyoung’s leading role, as she already showed her potential as an actress through the 2008 KBS2TV sitcom, “Unstoppable Marriage“, and the film “Romance Comic“. She also made a short cameo in the SBS drama “Paradise Ranch“.
Source: Sports Donga via Naver
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