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SS501 Kim Hyunjoong does “Face Shop”!

SS501 Kim HyunJoong does a new endorsement and this time it’s Korea’s very own Face Shop!

The CF is done for The Face Shop’s Eco-Theraphy Vitalist Serum product and was firstly broadcast on 21 September 2010 as announced by Kim HyunJoong’s official site.

[Highlights] 2010 Mnet 20’s Choice by Walkerhill RiverPark Swimming Pool

2010 Mnet 20’s Choice was held on 26th August at 5pm in Seoul Walkerhill Hotel RiverPark Swimming pool which saw the participation of various stars and their hot live performances.

The MCs of the night were Seo InYoung and Jo Kwon, and about 1000 over audiences were also present. And the event had seemed like a summer night poolside party. Unlike last year, Mnet 20’s Choice this year was held with the prize ceremony for the 20 most influential stars for 2010.

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SS501 Kim Hyung-joon may sign with Kang Ji-hwan agency

Boy band SS501 member Kim Hyung-joon is looking into signing with actor Kang Ji-wan’s agency S Plus Entertainment.

An official at S Plus told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Wednesday that they are reviewing whether to sign an exclusive contract with the singer which will support his activities in Korea, although emphasizing “nothing has been decided.”

The official also explained, “S Plus’ headquarters in Japan currently handles various affairs for Kim in Japan but that’s different from signing an exlusive contract.”

S Plus supports several ‘Hallyu,’ or Korean Waves stars in Japan including Song Seung-heon, Kang Ji-hwan and Lee Jun-ki, either managing their career in the country, creating their Japanese websites or promoting their businesses.

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Korea’s top celebrities at Andre Kim’s Wake!

World known fashion designer Andre Kim (Kim BongNam), who passed away on 12th August at the age of 75 has left many of his friends in tears and that includes his celebrity friends.

Famous faces were spotted attending Andre Kim’s wake at Seoul University Hospital.

Andre Kim was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia after being down with flu and on 12th August at 7.25pm he was announced dead.

Goodbye Andre Kim, we surely do lose such a great fashion designer.

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SS501 Park JungMin to move to new agency CNR Media

With the contract with agency DSP Media coming to an end, SS501 Park JungMin will move to a new agency.

Park JungMin relayed through SS501 official homepage on 10th August, “The place I’m going to work at now is CNR Media. It is a company set up by Taiwan Comic-Ritz and Korea Roy Media.”

He added, “Was troubled over it and after giving much thought and discussion, I’ve decided. Now I’ll continue anew from SS501 as Park JungMin (Of course I’m always SS501’s JungMin. JungMin in SS501).”

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Kim HyunJoong and Jung SoMin confirmed as final main cast for ‘Playful Kiss’

Kim HyunJoong and Jung SoMin has been confirmed as the main cast for upcoming MBC drama ‘Playful Kiss’.

The production group for the upcoming series announced on 16th July the final casting for the drama. With that, Kim HyunJoong will play Baek SeungJo and Jung SoMin will lay Oh HaNi in the drama.

The drama is an adaption from a Japanese manga, and it is said to be the one of the major manga-drama remakes in Asia next to ‘Boys Over Flowers’.

The drama is set for filming in mid-July, and it will take over the timeslot for ‘Road Number 1’ to be aired on MBC from September.

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Park ShinHye, Han SeungYeon and Sulli – great interests as to who will be the female lead to ‘Mischievous Kiss’

f(x) Sulli has been added to the list of possible candidates for the female lead to upcoming drama ‘Mischievous Kiss’.

Ahead of that, it has been revealed that SS501 Kim HyunJoong has been confirmed as male lead for the drama, Sulli is amongst the possible female lead for the drama apart from Park ShinHye and KARA Han SeungYeon.

Kim HyunJoong will play the role of Baek SeungJo who excels in everything he does. Kim HyunJoong has been chosen over Dong Bang Shin Ki ChangMin and C.N Blue Jung YongHwa for the role.

Netizens’ comment to the casting are, “The sync rate for Kim HyunJoong for this role is 100%”, “The key is who is going to be the female lead” etc.

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Drama ‘Mischievous Kiss’ Male Lead, SS501 Kim HyunJoong vs CN Blue Jung YongHwa!

There is intense competition among stars to get the male lead for drama ‘Mischievous Kiss’.

Drama ‘Mischievous Kiss’, which is scheduled to be broadcasted at the 2nd half of this year, is made into drama from a Japanese comic that sold 27 million copies in Japan alone.

Young actors who are currently gaining a lot of attention such as Lee MinHo, Kim HyunJoong and Jung YongHwa, are some of the actors discussed for the male lead.

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