Tohoshinki Fans Set Highest Record Of Audience Applications at Music Japan Recording

Although a recording of Music Japan that is scheduled to be on the 7th of September predicted that there will be a lot of audience but it has actually created a new record by having the highest record of 70 000 requests to be audience.

“Indeed, there are quite a number of audiences who are THSK fans.”

The venue who can only hold 2 000 people has actually ten thousands of people registering to participate in.

The previous time, when it was the promotion for Stand by U, there was already 50 000 people. The number this time is also constantly rising.

The results for those who are chosen will be published on the 27th this month.

Source: [BY]
Translations: thesexy-orange@tohosomnia
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‘My Fair Lady’ Makes Good Start

The new KBS2 drama “My Fair Lady” got off to a good start by topping the viewing chart among Wednesday-Thursday dramas with ratings of 17.4 percent.

There have been high expectations for the drama due to its star-studded cast, including Yoon Eun-hye, Yoon Sang-hyun, Jung Il-woo and Moon Chae-won.

The first episode featured an encounter between Kang Hye-na (Yoon Eun-hye), an arrogant heiress of a rich business family, and Seo Dong-chan (Yoon Sang-hyun), a poor man who used to live by seducing and deceiving women.

The two became involved in a minor accident due to a mistake made by Hye-na. But Hye-na, far from apologizing, treated Dong-chan with a haughty attitude. Becoming angry, Dong-chan refused to accept a settlement, which resulted in Hye-na receiving a court injunction to do public service work. She tried to get even with him by scheming to disappear and make it look as if he abducted her.

This prompted Dong-chan to use Hye-na to acquire a fortune. He entered her home by getting a job as her butler, shocking her, and the episode ended there.

In the second episode, Jung Il-woo appeared as Lee Tae-yoon, a human rights lawyer from a rich family who forms a love triangle with Yoon Sang-hyun.

Many viewers expressed their satisfaction, saying that the show has many comical elements that made the drama entertaining, while some were concerned about the actors’ performances. This has raised curiosity about whether the drama will be able to continue its good start.

Source: KBS

Kim HyunJoong, ‘with Tender Smile’, ‘Boys Over Flowers’ F4 Photobook

‘Boys Over Flowers’ F4 (Lee MinHo, Kim HyunJoong, KimBum, KimJoon) photo book ‘SOFF’ released in Japan will also be available in Korea.

This photo book was done during the broadcast KBS 2TV drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’ in Feb, breaking away from their busy schedules, it was filmed in an European-styled building in a place in Korea. This collection consists of 168 pages which not only includes photos of the members but also a video ‘F4 Special Video DVD’ will also be released, hurrying many of their fans to place purchase for it. It has been ranked 1st as soon as the pre-order started.

This photo book ‘SOFF’ is the last product that F4 members would come together for, since the stars were busy with their own activities after drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’, thus gaining even more attention.

F4 Lee MinHo, Kim HyunJoong, KimBum, KimJoon’s ‘SOFF’ photo book is currently available for pre-order in both Japan and Korea, and will be officially released on 5-Sep.

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Lee Young Ae got married secretly in the States

The South Korean media reports that the main actress of the series and who stars in many more other series, Lee Young Ae, is married to a Korean entrepreneur who resides in the United States. Japan's Nikkan Sports quotes from the South Korean media, Lee Young Ae expressed through her lawyer that she's married to a Korean man who lives in the States. Her groom is 55 years old, and he's quite a well-known entrepreneur in the States. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is currently engaged in high-tech industries.

South Korea's Yonhap news agency revealed that Lee's husband's surname is Zheng (Jung in Korean). Lee got married in the States because the groom's family and relatives all live there, and after they got married Lee will live there also, although she would still continue her career in acting.

Source: http://ol.mingpao.com/cfm/star5.cfm?File=2...04/ma21752c.txt
Translation: ling gan @ http://asianfanatics.net

Bae Yong-jun's Public Appearance Draws Fans

Actor Bae Yong-jun has made a public appearance for the first time in a long while, drawing some 500 Japanese fans. He attended the wedding of his 10-year manager and BOF executive on August 21 at the Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul.

Wearing a black suit and black-framed glasses, Bae appeared with his hair tied neatly. He waved his hand to his Japanese fans, who had waited for him for hours. Looking slimmer than before, Bae said he had lost 10 kg and that his clothes didn't fit him. He also asked jokingly if he looked old.

Bae has been touring the nation since last year to write a book that introduces Korea to his overseas fans. "I lost weight because I have to take care of many things while writing a book. It was hard," said Bae. The actor's book, which is tentatively titled "The Beauty of Korea," will be published next month in Korea and Japan.

Bae's Japanese fans kept taking photos of him when he showed up at the hotel. Apart from Bae, they also showed great interest in the groom, Yang Keun-hwan, as well as other celebrities such as Lee Na-young, Lee Ji-ah, 2AM and Ryu Seung-soo, who also attended the wedding. Yang Keun-hwan is very popular in Japan as Bae's manager and he even has the Japanese nickname "Yangsama"

Source: KBS Global

Nakama Yukie and instant ramen

Nakama Yukie (29) and TOKIO’s Kokubun Taichi (34) appeared as guests at the announcement of Nissin Foods’ "Teaching what’s Delicious at the Kindergarten Caravan". Nissin Foods is the creator of the first instant ramen in the world, the "Chicken Ramen" that celebrates its 51 anniversary this year. Nakama and Kokubun also got the chance to make their own Chicken Ramen on stage and Nakama was clearly impressed with the little gadget they had as help to make the perfect noodles.

Kokubun isn’t a new name when it comes to Chicken Ramen, after all he’s been starring in their commercials for over 7 years now. "For Chicken Ramen you need about 120 noodles and they should be 50cm long. I looked that up on Yahoo!" Kokubun joked on stage and expressed his love for the Chicken Ramen. Nakama also talked a bit about the filming of the commercial. "It was really touching when we got to wear the New Year’s kimono for the commercial."

While making the noodles for the actual ramen, both of them really had a lot of fun experimenting with that little noodle gadget that made their eyes shine like that of little children. Afterwards they also did the eggs and added the boiling hot water to finish their very own chicken ramen. "I clearly remember how delicious it was when I ate it during my childhood. I always wanted to make a fun experience with creating the noodles for the ramen." She commented on stage.

The caravan with the literal goal of an "education about having a good diet is going to visit pre-schoolers until March next year and will show them how to make chicken ramen, will do some chicken ramen exercises with them and let them try out their ramen, of course.

Source: kawaiijoyuu