Although we’re looking forward to what 2013 has in store, we can’t close out 2012 without looking back on the stars, dramas, movies and more that shined this year, so we’re launching a new series here at enewsWorld, called 12 Days of 2012, to round up and reflect on one exciting year in Korean entertainment.
Today, we’re spotlighting the men who can do it all – jacks of all trades in the entertainment world who gave us more reasons to love them. This year, the boys not only branched out of the idol world and found success in other areas of the entertainment industry, from variety to dramas and film, but they took their talents across the world as well.
Big Bang’s rapper has been steadily climbing the ranks in the acting world, and this year, he excited fans with news that he would be returning to the big screen in spy flick The Alumni.
When he wasn’t filming for the upcoming movie, T.O.P kept busy being a rock star, getting bras thrown at him (you know, the usual) with Big Bang.
Super Junior’s leader Leeteuk took off for the army this year, but he made sure to leave on a high note, keeping busy as a sexy, free & single spy (when he wasn’t playing husband to Kang Sora, of course) and MC.
Idol star, radio DJ, MC, husband, Leeteuk has covered a lot of ground in his seven year career, but with a jam-packed 2012 behind him, it looks like this workaholic will be calling himself soldier for now.
Kim Hyun Joong
If you thought Korea was missing a little Kim Hyun Joong in 2012, it’s because the singer and actor was being a hallyu superstar, making moves in Japan and Asia at large.
Kim Hyun Joong fans in Korea will soon be able to meet the star again, however, through his highly-anticipated comeback drama City Conquest. But if all else fails, fans can get their Kim Hyun Joong fix by means of his wax double.
Park Yoo Chun
JYJ member Park Yoo Chun took on 2012 full force, starring in two dramas, from the romantic comedy Rooftop Prince to the melodrama I Miss You, that not only showcased his versatility as an actor but solidified his status as a TV heartthrob.
Although Park Yoo Chun faced his fair share of tragedies in 2012, with the death of his father, the singer and actor proved to be resilient, the ultimate mark of a true jack of all trades.
Lee Seung Gi
Singer, actor and MC Lee Seung Gi proved his prowess as a multi-entertainer this year, not only starring in drama The King 2Hearts but making a welcome return to the music scene with his latest album Return.
A king on the small screen and King of the Music Charts, Lee Seung Gi definitely ruled this year. Throw his grad student and umchinah titles into the mix, and we have the perfect package of 2012.
Sabtu, 29 Desember 2012
Trans: 우도갈때마다 항상 잘 챙겨주시는 산호풍경 식구들과 일현이형 감사해요~
Thanks to Il-hyun hyung & members who showed me well to coral diving whenever I visit Woodo(in Jeju) via @howlovelylala
Trans by @howlovelylala
Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong visited Jeju island for scuba-diving tour with GAG Leisure guide, Lee Won Young!!
During the tour from Dec26 to 29, we did total 7 times divings including 1time of deep-sea-diving, 3times of fun-diving, and 3times of night-time-diving.
Through this tour, HJ could upgrade his scuba-diving skill more. Once he finish ice-diving planned in Jan, and 60 times logo, he can complete the course of CMAS MASTER DIVER.
That's all for the review of the tour with HJ^^
[Eng Trans] Hello everyone,I’m TFS’s ambassador Kim Hyun Joong.In order to greet 2013, TFS will hold a promotion event which will cooperate with Youku (chinese ‘youtube’), I hope you can join the event, Happy New Year to all of you!
Japan First Solo Album "UNLIMITED" Release Event :
Kim Hyun Joong (26) had a premium event in Tokyo in commemoration of the release of his first solo album in Japan, " UNLIMITED ". Though he did not sing, but music videos of "Your Story" and "Save Today" were presented. He had an interesting talk with his guests, a self-appointed cheer leader, KABA-chan as well as Kazuko Kurosawa
After eleven months since his Japan debut on January 25, 2012, the first album " Unlimited " has eventually been released. Every song including the new three songs as well as Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy and Oricon No.1 single " Heat " produced by B'z were sang in Japanese. Kim Hyun Joong talked showed his passion for the album
during the talk of the event.
1/ Music video of " Your Story " has been released.
HJ: This is the second song I sing with band style following " Heat ". I have been enhansening this song for a long time so that I can sing it in an album someday. I have some more songs which I will sing as a band music. I would like to produce these songs in future.
2/ Where the shooting took place ? ( about "Save Today ")
HJ: It took place in the set in Korea. The idea of the concept is that we go back to the past. So I moved with the double speed of the other people, while they were walking very slowly. I would like to show it if the making video is available now. It was very hard for me to sing a song very rapidly while the music being reproduced fourfold ( He tries to show how rapid he sang )
3/ The concet of the title?
HJ: It means " Unlimited potential in growing " I would like to continue to grow. That is why I choose this title.
4/ How do you review this year ?
HJ : Stretching myself out at home, I asked myself " What did I do this year ? " (the audience burst into laughter ) I would like to spend much busier days the next year.
5/ The concept of the album ?
HJ : I put my feeling " Please do not let me go which means I do not want to lose you " I do not want to lose this moment when you give a big love to me.
6/ What is your plan the next year?
HJ : I am going to start 2013 with Japan nation-wide tour. I also plan to release a full album in Korea. I will also show you Kim Hyun Joong as actor in the drama. I have another plan to start World tour at the end of the year. I will also release a single album in Japan. So it will be a very busy year for me. I hope that you will give me your support which will give me power when I feel tired.