Saturday, July 30, 2011

Actor suffers facial fracture in accident, filming for show halted

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Young Korean actor Yoo Seung Ho suffered severe facial fractures after his car slipped and crashed on a highway in Andong in Gyeongsangbuk province in Korea on July 29. The accident occurred as the actor was on his way to the filming of his drama “Warrior Baek Dong Soo.”


Thursday, July 28, 2011

(Video) BEAST - Music Core Tokyo Legend - July 16, 2011


Actor discharged from Korean army after contracting a rare disease

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines - Korean actor Shin Dong Wook has been discharged from the army after being afflicted with a rare neurological disease called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which is characterized by intense and chronic pain.
Photos courtesy of www.newsen.com

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Super Junior appointed Korea ambassadors

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines - Korea is banking on the popularity of boy band Super Junior to promote the country and the Korean Wave and attract more visitors.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kim Hyun Joong wraps up Korea activities, starts Asia tour

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines - Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong has finished promoting his first solo album in Korea and will now start his Asia tour.
www.newsen.com

Nominees in the 2011 Seoul Drama Awards

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
MANILA, Philippines – This year’s Seoul International Drama Awards ceremony will be held on August 31 and organizers have announced the nominees for different categories which were selected from 204 dramas submitted from 37 countries.
Best Korean actor nominees (clockwise from top left) Hyun Bin, Song Seung-heon, Jang Geun-suk, Park Yoochun and Kang Ji-hwan

Monique Lhuillier designs elegant wedding dress of Korean star Eugene

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Korean actress and singer Eugene (real name Kim Yoo Jin), 30, married actor Ki Tae-young, 33, on July 23 at the Seoul Central Church in Anyang City in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

From www.newsen.com

Friday, July 22, 2011

KBS takes heat from fans over JYJ's canceled TV appearance

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Korean TV station KBS has admitted to canceling the scheduled TV appearance of boy band JYJ to promote Jeju Island because of the latter’s ongoing lawsuit against SM Entertainment.


Korean star goes to Cebu

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines - Popular Korean star, Song Joong Ki, 27, one of the busiest and most popular actors and product endorsers in Korea today, recently visited Cebu for a working vacation.

Big Bang's Daesung pays financial compensation to dead motorcyclist's family

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines - Big Bang member Daesung has reached a financial settlement agreement with the family of Mr. Hyun, the dead motorcyclist who the Korean police said was killed by the singer.

JYJ to file case vs KBS over jeju Island campaign

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin 

MANILA, Philippines – K-pop trio JYJ, composed of Xiah Junsu, Kim Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun, will file a complaint against Korean TV station KBS for canceling the group’s scheduled TV appearance aimed at promoting Jeju Island to be one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Prosecutors to start investigation; will summon Daesung on motorcyclist's death


By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin 
MANILA, Philippines - Big Bang member Daesung will get a chance to perhaps redeem himself and explain his side on his involvement in the death of a motorcyclist last May 31.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Penshoppe's latest endorser: Mario Maurer?

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Thai hunk actor Mario Maurer has confirmed himself that he will visit the Philippines. 
On his Twitter account, Mario posted the message 'See you soon Philippines', confirming talks that he will visit the Philippines. 



Kim Hyun Joong to visit the Philippines anew in August

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin (www.mb.com.ph)

MANILA, Philippines - Popular Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong will visit the Philippines in August.
Photos courtesy of www.newsen.com

f(x), BEAST, KARA win in Korea’s Mnet 20’s Choice Awards

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin 

MANILA, Philippines - Drama and K-pop stars came together at the Mnet’s 20’s Choice Awards held July 7 at the pool area of the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul.

2NE1, other K-pop groups to debut in Japanese music market


By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin (www.mb.com.ph) 
MANILA, Philippines - More K-pop groups are venturing into the Japanese music market, following the moves made by other idol singers.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rain to hold concerts in Korea before his military enlistment

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines - Asian pop star Rain (비 aka 정지훈) will hold a series of concerts in Korea as a gift to his fans before he enters the military in November this year.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stars pick Yoochun, TVXQ as best Korean idols in survey

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin

MANILA, Philippines – JYJ’s Micky Yoochun has been chosen as the best idol actor while boy band TVXQ was picked as having the most impressive performance by fellow Korean singers in a survey held recently.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Two Pinoy fans win in KBS K-pop contest in Seoul

By JONATHAN M. HICAP
Manila Bulletin 

MANILA, Philippines – Three K-pop fans, one from Singapore and two from the Philippines, won in a K-pop sing and dance contest held by Korean TV channel KBS World in Seoul, South Korea to celebrate its eighth anniversary on July 1.

GD & TOP’s album cover changed due to Playboy trademark infringement


MANILA, Philippines - Big Bang’s agency, YG Entertainment, has announced that it will stop the sale of G-Dragon and TOP’s first album after it admitted that it infringed on the bunny logo trademark of adult magazine publisher Playboy Enterprises.
GD & TOP's album in question (extreme left), which is similar to the Playboy logo (center). At right is the new cover of the album. (Photos courtesy of Playboy and YG Entertainment)
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