July 30, 2009

BoA's latest Album - Deluxe

Check out the cover and the video clip from BoA's latest album - Deluxe.

Video link has been removed as it not working.


Park Han Byul's Photoshoot

It is a pleasant surprise to see Park Han Byul once again. For us, at HelloHallyu, we have sadly not heard anything about after seeing her on Fantasy Couple, a series which we enjoyed a lot, since it also introduced us to the hunk, which we know as Oh Ji Ho.

Anyway, Oh's not the topic of this post since Park Han Byul's pretty face is captured in a photoshoot in the old military naval base - Clark, in the Philippines. Apparently the photographers were charmed by the innoncent yet sophisticated maturity. Hey, who would be lost staring into that beautiful face.

Mobile subscribers of SK and LG telecos and KTF users would be able to get these photos from 30 August. Sigh, the lucky blokes in Korea.

Park Han Byul

Park Han Byul

Park Han Byul

July 29, 2009

More photos from My Fair Lady

Here are the 'full sized' photos of Yoon Eun Hye in the upcoming drama - My Fair Lady. Click on the images for the full picture.

We are currently trying to figure out how to go around Flickr's requirement to go onto their paid 'pro' accounts or viewers will only be able to see the last 200 pictures that were posted. The Photobucket option, we hope, will be temporary. :)

Yoon Eun Hye

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July 28, 2009

Jang Geun Suk in new SBS Drama - You're Beautiful

Jang Geun Suk

Jang Geun Suk has been cast as the lead for the upcoming SBS drama series You're Beautiful. This is Jang's first drama after Beethoven's Virus in 2008. You're Beautiful is helmed by the hugely scriptwriting team - Hong sisters, who incidentally also worked on Hong Gil Dong, which Jang also starred in.

You're Beautiful will focus on the teenage idol group phenomenon. Jang plays a simple boy from the countryside who finds fame through an idol boyband. The series will premiere on SBS (Wed-Thurs) after Swallow the Sun ends its run.

July 27, 2009

My Fair Lady [Update]

After two years away from the small-screen, Yoon Eun Hye will be back in the limelight as a cocky arrogant heiress Kang Hye Na in My Fair Lady. Viewers will be treated to a fashion extravagance as Yoon Eun Hye will don trendy and fashionable garments befitting her status in the drama. In the drama, Yoon's character is highly skilled in horse riding, fencing and clay shooting. She basically uses her talents in these areas to put down 'lesser' men who are unworthy of her.

This is definitely a departure of the innocent and cute roles they she has taken on in The First Shop of Coffee Prince, Princess Hours and The Man in the Vineyard. I have no doubt that she will excel in this new role and show the boys in Boys Over Flowers who's the real superstar on the small screen.


Yoon Eun Hye - My Fair Lady

Six reasons to read Vogue

Six of Korea's famous female artistes - Choi Ji Woo, Kim Ok Bin, Lee Mi Sook, Kim Min Hee, Yoon Yeo Jung and Ko Hyun Jung, gathered together for a pictorial for the latest Korean Vogue magazine. Each of the actresses oozes different types of charm in their own style. Now, this is what I call art in a fashion magazine.

Choi Ji Woo

Kim Ok Bin

Lee Mi Sook

Kim Min Hee

Yoon Yeo Jung

Ko Hyun Jung

July 26, 2009

Son Dambi's performance

Koreans are a lucky bunch. When Manchester United took on Seoul FC on 24 July, they had Son Dambi and Girls Generation (SNSD) taking to the stage to rouse the crowd. The lucky blokes in the stadium got to see both their footballing heroes as well as the super-sexy singers. Son Dambi along deserves a 'red card' for the hot number she did at the match.

Over here in Singapore, Liverpool FC will be taking on the Singapore national team in a few minutes time. Doubt there would be any local stars performing for the fans here.

Here are some shots of what we missed at the Man U vs Seoul FC match. Btw, if you are curious, Man U won the match 3-2. But I doubt you'd be interested in the scoreline. :)

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung in Hilfiger's denims

I might be wrong. But it seems as if the who's who in Boys Over Flowers are the hottest property in the advertising world. While Goo Hye Sun takes on Taiwan as the covergirl girl of Vogue magazine, Lee Ming Jung is strutting her stuff as the model for Tommy Hilfiger's jeans.

Lee Ming Jung

Lee Ming Jung

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Lee Ming Jung

Shin Min Ah in Jinro's Ad

Alcohol has always been paired with beautiful women. So who does Jinro, Korea's most famous soju brand, turns to when they want to advertise their drinks? Well, none other than Shin Min Ah. This beauty looks both sexy and sophisticated in the Jinro posters below. Makes you just want to grab a bottle now eh.

Shin Min Nah

Shin Min Nah

Rain's Ninja Assassin

Rain stars as Raizo a deadly assassin seeking revenge for his friend who was executed by his clan. The movie - Ninja Assassin - will take viewers through various cities in Europe as Raizo engages a game of "cat-and-mouse" with his former clan. If you want to see Rain doing somersaults as he engages multiple opponents and get into bloody fights, this movie is definitely for you.

Check out the poster and trailer of the movie below.

Ninja Assassin - Rain

July 25, 2009

Swarovski chooses Yoon Eun Hye

Yoon Eun Hye was selected as the star best suited for Swarovski jewellery at the Swarovski 2009 fall/winter collection at the exhibition held in Seoul on 21 July. Here's the reason why the sponsors are so in love with our 'Coffee Princess'.






(Source: chosun.com)

An Inspiration

I found the lady in the article, from JoongAng Daily, below really inspiring. For an able-bodied person, I am prone to complain and whine about stuff when things are not going my way. It takes a lot of strength for a young person like Jeong Eun-sook to live her dream despite the physical challenges she faces in her daily life.

Not sure if she would ever read this, but I would like to wish her "all the best in life and her animation career."

Jeong Eun-sook

Even in the depths of despair, the world can be a warm place if you try your best to live life to the fullest.

Those are the words 22-year-old Jeong Eun-sook has lived her life by. She s busy drawing animation frames in her dormitory for her graduation project from Chungkang College of Cultural Industries in Icheon, Gyeonggi.

As a junior in the department of animation, Jeong has to create a 10-minute project; hers is titled The Outing.

But it s difficult for her to grasp the crayons because she can only use three fingers the index and middle fingers and thumb of her left hand. And even they don t have the strength to grasp the crayon properly.

But for Jeong, these three fingers are the most precious parts of her body.

Jeong injured her neck in a car accident when she was 9 years old. The accident paralyzed her below the shoulders except for those three fingers.

Jeong s roommate has to help her get out of bed and into her wheelchair every morning. When she needs to eat or go to the bathroom, she relies on others help.

I have no choice but to get help from a lot of people and I am very thankful. I can only manage the movement of the wheelchair with my fingers by using a control stick, Jeong said.

Sitting on her desk were two finished drawings from her film.

You can read the full article here.

Goo Hye Sun in "Dotoru The Classic"Ad

The all conquering Goo Hye Sun attended the product launch of the Seoul milk "Dotoru The Classic"coffee beverage. Held on 23 Jul at the Marriott Hotel JW Mariott), Goo Hye Shan introduced the new gourmet coffee beverages containing arabica coffee beans

Goo Hye Sun

July 24, 2009

Jeon Ji Hyun's new hairstyle - Part 2

Here's the cover of the Bazaar Magazine where Jeon Ji Hyun shows off her new bob hairstyle. Check out my other photo of her here.

Jeon Ji Hyun

Photos of Yoon Eun Hye in My Fair Lady

Came across these photos of Yoon Eun Hye in costumes for her upcoming KBS drama - My Fair Lady. I think the costume designer did a great job as she came out looking glamourous and sophisticated. Although I think the one with the hair band, or whatever contraption, was a little over the top.

My Fair Lady - Yoon Eun Hye

My Fair Lady - Yoon Eun Hye

My Fair Lady - Yoon Eun Hye

My Fair Lady - Yoon Eun Hye

My Fair Lady - Yoon Eun Hye

My Fair Lady - Yoon Eun Hye

My Fair Lady - Yoon Eun Hye

More on SBS's STYLE

Here's an article on the SBS drama STYLE which will be on air next week. I think the article below from Korea Times provides a good synopsis of what to expect in the drama.

STYLE - Poster

By Han Sang-hee
Staff Reporter

Fashion lovers who enjoyed the film "The Devil Wears Prada" will have a new television drama to satisfy their fashion cravings, beginning next month.

"Style" is based on the Korean hit chic-lit novel of the same title written by former fashion reporter Baek Young-ok. The glamorous world of the fashion industry is the backdrop for the drama, which stars top actors Kim Hye-soo,
Lee Ji-ah, as well as newcomer Lee Yong-woo.

"We were looking for a plot that contained the loves, lifestyle and trends of people in their 20s and 30s, when we finally discovered the book `Style'" said Oh Jung-rok, the producer of the drama, at a press conference in northern Seoul. He added that work on the project has been underway since April 2008.

The venue for the press conference was packed not only with members of the media, but also Japanese fans who had flown over to get a glimpse of one of the show's protagonists, Ryu. The excited fans, from seats arranged for them by the production company, erupted when Ryu walked into the room.

The storyline involves an assistant to a top fashion magazine vice editor who gets tangled up in a complicated relationship with her boss. A competitive stance is maintained between the two characters, with some romance and jealousy in the mix over the male characters.

Lee plays the part of the aspiring assistant, Lee Seo-jung, who, like Andrea in the film "Devil,'' runs around on coffee errands, huffing and puffing to please her boss.

Kim, who returns to television for the first time in five years, plays the ruthless and perfectionist boss, Park Gi-ja.

"Park is very edgy, both in life and style," Kim told reporters. "Unlike other characters, she starts off as a perfectionist in terms of fashion, which can be a burden as I had to look perfect and fashionable from the very start! But we have a professional stylist there to help, so not to worry.''

Indeed, Kim looked ravishing at the press conference in her one-shoulder, green-sequined mini dress and super short hair, while the other actors looked like they had
just jumped out from a photo shoot. Kim later changed into a violet mini dress with a large bow on the shoulder, complete with gold heels and matching earrings.

Lee, who admitted that she wasn't a style connoisseur, showed off chunky black-and-white bracelets, rings and black gladiator kill-heel sandals. Meanwhile Ryu rolled up his jacket sleeves, a style he's maintained since making his debut.

When Kim was asked about her trademark charismatic roles and image, the 38-year-old actress smiled shyly and said that she sometimes regretted the stereotype.

"I'm an ordinary person who enjoys spending time with my young cousins, and sometimes I think my glamorous image can work as a minus for me, personally. I only hope that I can help address the difficulties many successful women have through this drama,'' she said.

Ryu, who had to wait for his fans to settle down, looked thrilled to be back in Korea and on the small screen as a top chef with a mysterious past.

"I have been busy working in Japan," he explained. "I think it's been five years since my last drama, and I'm as worried and nervous as ever. I feel like I'm starting all over again,'' he said.

Meanwhile, fans will welcome newcomer Lee Yong-woo, a former dancer and model, in his television debut, as a handsome photographer and Park's confidante, Kim Min-jun.

"I didn't know where to look or how to behave in front of the camera, but luckily,
my fellow actors and my producer have been helping out,'' Lee said.

Those looking forward to a fashion showdown between the two female characters will have to wait, as it will take some time for the clumsy Seo-jung to transform into a stylish assistant editor.

"It will be fun to watch the different styles. I'll be going for a more tomboyish look, while Kim will go for a more glamorous look. But it's not just about our fashion styles, but the styles of the two different characters' lives, relationships, and careers,'' Lee

Style will begin airing on SBS on Aug. 1 at 10 p.m.

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Goo Hye Sun on the cover of Vogue (Taiwan)

Fame knows no bounds when one is popular. Goo Hye Sun's star has been shining brightly following her role as Guem Jandi in the overwhelmingly successful KBS drama Boys Over Flowers. To be featured as the covergirl of Taiwan's Vogue magazine shows how far Goo Hye Sun's popularity has spread beyond the Korean shores.

Being a multi-talented artiste, Goo has also recently published a novel (Tango) and held an exhibition of illustrations created by her.

Vogue (Taiwan) - Goo Hye Sun

July 23, 2009

Choi Ji Woo's new look

All stars love a new look. In her latest advertisement for cosmetics line Vidi Vici, Choi Ji Woo sheds her wholesome fresh-faced image for sexy and haughty charm. Looking all radiant, Choi believes that the lustre of glittering make-up will be the trend for this autumn. Get ready to be dazzled by some 'glitter-power' along the streets of Seoul come autmn.

Vidi Vici - Choi Ji Woo

Jessica Gomes to cameo in STYLE

STYLE, Jessica Gomes

(Source: Swimsuit Illustrated)

Having made her fame in Sport Illustrated's 2008 and 2009 swimsuit issue, Jessica Gomes will now strut her stuff in a cameo role in the upcoming SBS drama STYLE. If her swimwear shots are anything to go by, I am sure her presence in the series will bump up the interest in the drama by several notches.

An interesting point to note is Jessica's link to Singapore. She's actually an Australian model of Singaporean and Portuguese heritage. Way to Jessica! Finally, a Singaporean, or half-Singaporean, in a Korean drama. :)

Here are some photos of what we can expect to see of her in STYLE. The swimsuit shot is a bonus.

STYLE - Jessica Gomes

STYLE - Jessica Gomes

STYLE - Jessica Gomes

STYLE - Jessica Gomes

STYLE - Jessica Gomes