[ACTOR NEWS] Ha Ji Won comes back to Korea from London trip

Oh, my girl, talking about my girl… What happened to you?  Must be the flight, you are tired, er…I am not sure about that legging you are wearing…but I love you anyway, my girl…

Ha Ji Won arrived Incheon International airport at 2pm local time on the 21st of September.  There were around 10 people waiting at the gate for her, and prepared a balloon with her name…how sweet! 🙂

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin will be a MC for the first time

Seems like Hyun Bin will be having a busy September.

Hyun Bin who currently serves in the Marines, will take on a new challenge, except this time he will be the MC for a concert, the first time him hosting any show in public.

On the 30th of this month, at 7.30, Hyun Bin will be hosting a 2 hours ‘Marine Corps Band 22th Annual Concert ‘ at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul, an annual event held by Marine Corp headquarters.

This event is open to public however only limited to 500 seats, interested can apply via its official webiste from 23 – 25 of this month.

Meanwhile, Hyun Bin will also participate in an upcoming 6.25 km Memorial Marathon on the 25th of September, to be held at Yeouido Hangang Park.  Fans are able to see Hyun Bin in action, something to be excited about.

One more last piece of info, Hyun Bin will be transferred to Marine Corp PR sector early next year.  Changes are good, but I am not sure how he feels about this move himself, he may want to experience a Marines life to the full extent.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin will visit Indonesia this month?

I have not written much updates these days, I struggle to find anything that interests me.  But when there is news that get me excited, you will sure be the first one to read it here 🙂

Hyun Bin, finally!  I have two posts on him today.  The first one got me excited, is that he will be visiting Jakarta, Indonesia this month.  Though I am not from Indonesia but I know many of you are, so I am just simply excited for you,  here he comes ladies.

According to the Korea National Tourism Organization officials, Korea will participate in a cultural event, mainly driving by exporting submarines.  And Hyun Bin, part of the Marines will visit the capital, Jakarta, Indonesia later this month.

Besides Hyun Bin, there will be 8 other celebrities who current serve in the Army joining this event.

However, when this is asked at the Marine Corps officials, they mention nothing is said on their end.

I put a big question mark on this news title, so will he or will he not? We shall keep each other posted 😉

Just on the side,  if this turns out to be the real deal, isn’t Korea pushing the Hallyu effect a little too far this time? Celebrity can endorse a TV or refrigerator, but submarines? Oof, that is a little far stretched.  Not anything to do with the celebrities, they follow orders, but just suggesting people at the top to think about this.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Lee Dong Wook reveals holiday photo

I am a bit disappointed, everyone is covered up!  Where is the beach and where are the hot bodies? XD

Lee Dong Wook posted a photo on his me2day on 15th of September, he says ‘Going to Cebu! Since there is news about our trip, here is our photo.  We are the bonded ‘Scent of a woman’.

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[K-DRAMA NEWS] ‘Scent of a Woman’ team travels to Cebu for holiday

What a way to end a drama!  Not just a celebration dinner, but on beaches, not just an individual but together, the entire crew in the beautiful Cebu!  Unless they get along, they would not want to travel together.   Now they have done it, hope to see more dramas to follow suit.

‘Scent of a woman’ ended last weekend, and on 15th of September, the whole team, 20 people including leads, Kim Sun A, Lee Dong Wook, Eom Gi Jun, Seo Hyo Rim together with drama’s PD, writer and staff.

This 3 nights and 5 days holiday meant to help the crew to recover from their tight shooting schedules.  A well deserved holiday, have fun!  And I want to see girls in bikinis and boys half naked with chocolate padding chests!  😀

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[ACTOR NEWS] Ha Ji Won, chic airport fashion at Incheon Airport

Actress Ha Ji Won, looking great in her casual chic outfit, was spotted leaving Incheon Airport on 15th of September, heading to London for  a cable tv program ‘style magazine’ and Olay photo shoot.

Dressed in grey sweater, black tights and funky boots, well before the fall / winter season, Ha Ji Won completed the chic airport fashion with a pair of must have sunglasses.

Ha Ji Won will take up a challenge as a beauty editor in this tv program, she will introduce the beauty trend from London, part of her trips will be visiting Olay research centers as well as Olay shops.  This program is to air next month.

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[CASTING NEWS] Lee Chung Ah will be the female lead in ‘Flower boys of the Ramen Shop’?

There are rumours, Lee Chung Ah is shorted listed to lead the drama together with Jung Il Woo, in the new tvN drama ‘Flower boys of the Ramen Shop’.  Her agency has mentioned they are looking at this role favourably.

It seems like everything is working well together, just waiting for the confirmation.

Anything got to do with flower boys is my type of drama, and anything drama with food as its main theme is interesting to watch.  They have got the combination right, or at least the drama title right for now.

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[EXTRA] Top commenters on TDS, thank you everyone!

While the drama world in Korea is really quiet these days, I struggle to find anything interesting to post, over here at thedramascenes, days are never dull! We have some great contributors,  I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone, top or not top, you are all top!

WordPress has a new tool where they show the top commented posts and also a list of commenters who have made a post.   I immediately recognize the names and just feel like seeing a friend’s name appearing on the list.

Thank you all the commenters, you have come and shared about your views, news and any juicy information for all the readers to this site.  You have kept this place a great gathering ground, for everyone.  In many of your notes, you have thanked me for providing you this place, but it is actually you who are making this place so alive!  OK, I am going to end the mushy bits right here, so just…

Have fun posting!

(BTW, I will be taking a short break again, so I will be missing in action for a few days.  But before that, let me see what I can scoop today.) 안녕!

[K-DRAMA PICTORIAL] Scent of a Woman, behind the scenes, part 9

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[VARIETY NEWS] Nichkhun and Victoria leaves ‘ We got married’ in September

Many were speculating, it is now confirmed and just announced on the 6th by the program officials. Couple, Nichkhun (23) and Victoria (24) from MBC variety show ‘We got married’ will leave the program together with the other couple, David Oh (20) & Kwon Ri Sae (20) in September.

For Nichkhun and Victoria, their fair-well shoot was long in the preparation. Their last day will broadcast on 17th of September. This couple is the only international couple on the show, they have gained enormous popularity overseas. It is inevitable, given their current busy schedules, overseas activities, making filming the program hard to keep up.

This news did not surprise me, but did sadden me…I like the last season, Season II couples the most, Jo Kwon & Gain, Jung Yong Hwa & Seohyun and Nichkhun & Victoria. Yet, none of them are left on the program.

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[K-DRAMA NEWS] Protect the boss, Ji Sung and Choi Kang Hee forehead kiss

After the surprise kiss and railing kiss, we will see a forehead kiss between the leads from ‘Protect the boss’ in the upcoming episode 11 to air on 7th of September.

Well, this kiss is not the highlight, you got to see what happens off camera…LOL + ROFL!

They are as comical off camera as on camera, look at the mirrors Ji Sung and Choi Kang Hee are holding…well it may be nothing if they are not together. Together…Ji Sung holds a mirror as big as his face whereas Choi Kang Hee has a much smaller mirror.

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[DRAMA EXTRAS] Can Kim Tae Hee take on Kimura Takuya’s Antarctica ~The Story of Dogs and Men challenged the Field of God?

Kim Tae Hee maybe the beauty queen in Korea? But when she leaves her home ground this fall, heads to Japan for her début role in ‘Boku to Star no 99 Nichi’ (99 days of me and my star), can she compete with Japan’s drama king Kimura Takuya?

Kimura Takuya (木村拓哉 or きむら たくや) will make a come back this fall with TBS’s 60th anniversary drama 南極大陸~神の領域に挑んだ男と犬の物語 (Antarctica ~The Story of Dogs and Men challenged the Field of God). Most of his works, Kimura Takuya is the rating guarantee. Plus, ‘Antarctica’ has a much richer story plot than Kim Tae Hee’s ’99 days’.

Let us take a closer look at both dramas. ‘Boku to Star no 99 Nichi’ is a romantic comedy, starring Kim Tae Hee and actor Nishijima Hidetoshi. Kim Tae Hee plays a top Korean actress working in Japan, she will be romantically involved with her bodyguard by Nishijima, during a 99 days contract.

Nishijima is 40-year-old single man, ikes astronomy and enjoys star watch. He may be good at what he does but his personal life is quiet a mess, as he looks after 3 children by his sister.

The romance will develop during the 99 days, and what will happen on the 100th day? I think this is what this drama would want us to find out.

To air at the same time slot, it’s Kimura Takuya’s 20 billion Yen production, ‘Antarctica – The story of Dogs and Men challenged the field of God’.

Based on a true story, set during the Showa period. America forms a ‘International Earth Exploring Special Committee’, with countries who won the world war II. 10 years after the war, in order to build stronger faith in its own country, Japan applies to join the committee and sends out a team with 19 snow dogs to South Pole.

Kimura Takuya is the deputy team leader, Kuramochi Takeshi. The drama focuses on the touching story between men and dogs, how they survive through the harsh environment, conflicts, doubts, eventually become united and overcome each challenge.

Will there be a love-line? Well, the female lead will not appear until episode 7, Ayase Haruka plays Takaoka Miyuki, the younger sister of Kuramochi Takeshi’s deceased wife.

I am a big fan of both actors, in this case, I think the verdict is out, Kim Tae Hee has a strong rival, not to say her drama is not interesting, it appears to be a little too light weighted in front of ‘Antarctica’.

Both drama airs October, this fall in Japan.

[K-DRAMA PICTORIAL] Scent of a woman, behind the scenes, part 8

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