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11.20.02 - PSY: BOA'S MY IDEAL LADY
soompi.com: psy (age 25) confessed on the november 16 broadcast of kbs's "yun-yae-ga joong-gae" [available in the media section] that his "current ideal is boa. i've fallen for her powerful dance ability and singing ability." he also asked of her to "please grow up healthy," stressing the implication that he is willing to wait till she becomes of age. this "shocking confession" comes just a week after he announced that his ideal woman throughout junior high and high school was actress shim eun-ha. fans' reactions regarding this latest crush range from "psy knows how to pick his women" to "the joke(?) is too extreme."
11.20.02 - JUN JIN: "I NEVER GOT PLASTIC SURGERY!"
soompi.com: shinhwa's jun jin is firmly refuting recent speculation that he fixed his nose. the rumor arised in the cyber world following his seemingly changed appearance on the november 13 broadcast of mbc's "section tv yun-yae-tong-shin." jun jin's representatives said that "he has received treatments for a nasal inflammation, but he did not receive plastic surgery. the reason his nose looked weird on the segment was that it was filmed right after he received the treatment and before the swelling died down. besides, he has barely had time to sleep what with the promotional event last september, autograph session, album production, and the asian dream concert held in japan recently. when would he have been able to find time to receive the surgery?"
11.20.02 - LONELY LEE HYORI
soompi.com: finkl's lee hyori is reported to have broken up with a certain hip-hop group's member after a 6-month relationship. the two started out as friends in the business but became more than that when the guy told her his feelings. however, because of their busy schedules and lack of time for each other, the guy told her that he thinks they should return to being just friends. because lee hyori normally has a lot of male friends, even people close to her didn't know about the relationship till recently when she confessed what happened.
11.20.02 - SEO TAIJI SAYS NO TO MILLION DOLLAR CF
soompi.com: seo taiji, who left for japan on november 14, rejected a 6-month, 20-uk won ($1.646 million) guarantee offer to be a commercial model for a cell phone company, stating that it wouldn't be right to make commercials when his new album has yet to be released. he is planning on releasing his 3rd album early next year and will consider making commercial appearances at that time.
11.20.02 - YOO SEUNG-JUN GETTING ENGAGED?
soompi.com: a post entitled "yoo seung-jun is getting engaged" which appeared in a forum of an entertainment news show website is creating a stir among yoo seung-jun fans. it stated "i heard this from someone who knows yoo seung-jun. yoo seung-jun is getting engaged to his long-time girlfriend christine [korean name: oh yoo-sun] on november 20." when contacted through phone on november 15, paek seung-hoon, from yoo seung-jun's u.s. management company ieg, stated that "yoo seung-jun never told me he was getting engaged."
11.13.02 - ACTRESS JANG SUH-HEE APPEARS IN MV
jusunlee: actres jang suh-hee who currently stars on popular tv drama "lady mermaid" will appear on the music video of singer kim bum-soo's 3rd studio album. kim bum-soo, famous for his hit songs "a day" and "promise," was also the first korean artist to enter the american billboard charts. he recommended actress jang suh-hee for his latest music video and the actress flew to new zealand for the shooting session. acting alongside the actress will be actor yoo oh-sung from last year;s blockbust hit movie "friend."
11.13.02 - LEE KI-CHAN'S 6TH ALBUM "NEW STORY II"
jusunlee: singer lee ki-chan is back with his sixth album entitled "new story ii." as you listeners may all remember, lee ki-chan's 5th album was a great success all owing to his title song "love has passed me by again." although he made his debut back in 1996, he became recognized only after his 5th album, which earned him the star title. his new album consists of songs he composed himself. he also wrote the lyrics. they are mostly easy-listening ballads such as 'cold' but also include disco numbers such as 'the day.'
11.13.02 - NOMINEES FOR 2003 MTV ASIA AWARDS
jusunlee: mtv korea has chosen kang ta, boa, shinhwa, god and jtl as nominees for favorite korean artist category of the 2003 mtv asia awards. mtv viewers can choose one out of the five chosen artists and cast their vote online at www.mtvasiaawards.com.
11.13.02 - ACTOR JANG DONG-GUN SINGS FOR A MOVIE O.S.T.
jusunlee: actor jang dong-gun stars in director kim ki-duk's latest film "coastguard." not only does he act in the film, he sings a number featured on the movie's original soundtrack album. the song is entitled "gone are the days" which talks about past memories. jang dong-gun is actually a veteran singer. in 1993, he sang the theme song of mbc television drama "our paradise" and in 1995, he released a solo album.
11.09.02 - BROWN EYES BACK WITH THEIR SECOND ALBUM
jusunlee: brown eyes were probably the biggest selling artists of year 2001. they're back with their second album, which will be released on the final week of november. the team of 'a year has already passed' has come together once again for 'closer,' the title song of the group's second album. director cha eun-ta, actress kim hyun-joo, actor lee bum-soo and chang chen from 'crouching tiger, hidden dragon' will be making the music video of the song 'closer.' chang chen will arrive in korea on november 7th to shoot the music video. last year, brown eyes sold 700,000 copies of their debut album which featured their hit title song 'a year has already passed.'
11.09.02 - WINTER LOVE SONG TO BE TELEVISED ON NHK
jusunlee: beginning in april next year, korean tv drama 'winter love son' will be televised throughout japan on nhk. 'winter love song' stars actor bae yong-joon and actress choi ji-woo. this hit tv drama is about a love story between two childhood sweethearts who meet as strangers many years later. 'winter love song' is the first-ever korean drama to be broadcast on nhk.
11.06.02 - SITE UPDATES
jusunlee: our e-zine is finally up and running. click here to go straight to our e-zine. we have compiled some past articles from zandd.com for our very first release. also, there will be a massive update on the gallery section sometime this week and the media section will be restored sometime after that. once again, sorry for all the delays.
11.05.02 - YG FAMILY IS BACK
jusunlee: yg family is back! singers of yg entertainment, a management company established by former member of the taeji boys yang hyunsuk, have reunited for their second album entitled "97-02". 16 artists form the yg family to produce powerful hip-hop sounds that literally yell out "why be normal?" yang hyun-suk, jinusean, and 1tym produced the album and the members of the yg family include swi.t, seven, hwisung, 1tym and rappers masta wu, lexy and perry. the title song of this "huge" hip-hop album is entitled "the dandy gentleman" written by teddy of 1tym.
11.05.02 - LEE JUNG-HYUN TO RELEASE 4TH ALBUM
jusunlee: singer lee jung-hyun is back with her 4th album entitled "i love natural." as the titled implies, the music in her new album is nature-friendly, earthy, and even primitive. she has changed her image from a techno warrior to a stone-age, nature-loving lady. she dresses in native american costumes and accessories, and dancers rub mud on each other. the songs in her new album are crossover pieces, a mix of korean folk tunes and techno beat. the title song of this album is entitled "ari ari."
11.05.02 - MOON HEE-JUN'S FIRST SOLO CONCERT
jusunlee: moon hee-jun is going to hold his first solo concert on november 9th-10th at the seoul olympic fencing stadium. the singer plans to make every detail of his concert public as a preview for his fans. everyone who is interested can attain the script for the whole concert prior to the actual show. as a result, the audience will know exactly where to clap hands how many times, and when to head bang along with the singer. all information on the upcoming concert will be posted on moon hee-junís official web-page. most of the songs he will sing are rock music and since itís going to be a standing concert, the concert promises to be one big party for all.