[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] Hyun Bin July vacation is delayed

On 19th of July, according to Department of Defence that Marines Hyun Bin (1137 unit) will have his ‘100 days holiday’ around end of July or even early August instead of mid of July. Since the date is not confirmed yet, there are no further information released to the public.

This is delayed for more than one month, usually marines will get their 6 days and 5 nights break when they enter the military for 2 months. Some believe the delay is mainly caused by the big incidents happened in Marine.  Officials mentioned even though incidents may occur at different location but vacation schedules usually are affected.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin, Baeng Nyeong Do had 4.1 earthquake

On 17th of June at 4.37pm local time, the national weather services recorded a 4.1 scale earthquake at where Hyun Bin locates, Baeng Nyeong Do.

Many fans are worried about Hyun Bin and the safety of the residents on the island. No further information is said about the condition of the place, people and material damages are not expected to be serious.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin will have his 6 days break in July

On 14th, according to Hyun Bin’s agency, he will have his second break in early July, for his 100 days in the military. This break is 6 days and 5 nights, usually are given to soldiers who have served their first two months in the army. Date is to be confirmed, may change due to weather condition and training schedules.

News source: StarNews & MSN

[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun, photo from past making a topic

Today in the news, a photo featuring Jang Dong Gun and Hyun Bin from 2008 is creating a topic among the internet community.

Apparently the two actors visited a restaurant and took a photo with the owner, what amazes the netizens is the how good looking are the two actors.  Hyun Bin looks like he is from a comic book. Well, this is a known fact, isn’t it?  I guess we still amaze at what we see everytime, LOL!

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin first night dinner out with Jang Dong Gun

On 23rd of April, Dispatch news caught Hyun Bin dining out with his best buddies on the first day of his 5 days holiday at Cheongdam Dong, Seoul.  Hyun Bin met his brothers, Jang Dong Gun and Han Jae Seok was also seen at the dinner.

The boys enjoyed themselves according to the restaurant, the dinner was held in a friendly atmosphere and one could constantly hear their laughter.

Hyun Bin seemed have lost more weight but looked very healthy with tanned skin tone.

The stars were easily recognized on the street with their sharp features.

Info and Photo credit: Dispatch News

[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin and Kim Tae Hee are voted as the most popular

Hyun Bin and Kim Tae-hee were voted as the most popular artist for the first half of 2011, Hyun Bin received 30.6% and Kim Tae Hee had 18.6%.

A survey was done by research agency Lee’s PR from March 25 to March 31 across five cities (Seoul , Busan, Daegu, Gwangju and Daejeon) in the country,  1,321 aged between 13 to 65 men and women participated in this exercise.

Won Bin came second in the men section with 20.6%, followed by Jang Dong Gun (14%), Kang Dong Won (8.2%), So Ji Seong (6.9%) and Jeong Woo Seong (5.9%).

In addition, female actress Ha Ji Won follows Kim Tae Hee with 11.7% support rate, then Shin Min Ah (11.1%), Lee Min Jung (10.4%), Song Hye Kyo (8.3%) and Kim Hye Soo (6.6%).

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[ACTOR NEWS] Lee Min Ho becomes Hyun Bin’s neighbour

Lee Min Ho has recently become a neighbour of Hyun Bin, Jang Dong Gun and Ko So Young couple.

Given his enormous popularity, Lee Min Ho has moved into Seoul Heukseok Villa after his contract expired 2 months ago in Sangdodong according to an official.

I have found a picture of this villa known as the ‘Star residence’,  but now I have to give it a new name, the Hunkiest Villa, with Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun.

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[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo, seperated since early this year

Wow, this is so not expected, I did not expect much news on Hyun Bin and certainly not this at all, but you never know! And this is official,  Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo, the couple we have been speculating are really separated, there were signs but we as the outsider had no right to comment until they come out and confirm this themselves.

After Hyun Bin’s enlistment on 7th, it is announced that Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo are officially separated and no longer in a relationship.  According to an official press release via their agencies, that the two were separated since January this year.  The official reason for break up is due to the busy schedules both actors have and the attention they are receiving as a public couple.

The two met and acknowledged their feelings for each other in 2008 while filming the drama ‘The world they live in’.  Earlier this year, they decided to go on separate ways, but both parties have not stated their official position as they do not want the public to interfere until this day.

It actually makes sense, if they were to announce this earlier then the attention would be on the couple not on the other projects, such as the two films Hyun Bin has done.  Now Hyun Bin is off the public attention, I am glad they actually said it officially and clarified this for the fans.

News source: 서울신문NTN | 2011/03/08

[ACTOR NEWS & VIDEO] Hyun Bin, rap video from 7 years ago is attracting attention

A video featuring Hyun Bin rapping 7 years ago was released by some netizens on the 3rd of March,  soon that video became a hot topic and featured in the news on the 4th of March.

The video is from 7 years ago when Hyun Bin and other actors from drama ‘Nonstop4’ took part in a MBC program, ‘Give children a new life’  in 2004 singing ‘Fly High’.   He looked very different in this video clip, and other actors such as Jang Geun Suk and Han Ye Seul also appeared in this video.

Many netizens are surprised to see Hyun Bin was able to rap, commented ‘So fresh’, ‘Just like the lyrics…Amazing”. What do you think? ^^


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[ACTOR NEWS] Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin advertised for the same beverage brand

Featured in the news today, another coincidence that Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin have actually advertised for the same beverage brand.  Hyun Bin has recently done an ad for the Guangdong health drink, the brand has used mainly female celebrities such as BoA and Kim Tae Hee.  It was found Ha Ji Won actually advertised for the brand in 2007.

Celebrities endorsing the same brand is rather common but in the heat of everything this is just another very interesting discovery made by the netizens which has caught my attention.

News source: Newsen 01/03/2011

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[ACTOR VIDEO & PICTORIAL] Hyun Bin is back in town, at Incheon Airport

Hyun Bin touched down at Incheon International Airport and back to Korea from his Berlin trip on 21st February.  According to his agency, there will be no public schedules after this, Hyun Bin will spend some time with friends and relax until his enlistment on 7th of March.

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[ACTOR VIDEO & PICTORIAL] Hyun Bin, from Berlin International Film Festival

Doesn’t it feel unreal, I can’t believe that Hyun Bin has finally stepped onto the red carpet of Berlin.  Everyone has been anticipating this since the news came out and from Kim Joo Won from ‘Secret Garden’ to a Berlin film nominee, the transformation process feels surreal and real at the same time, I am excited and very happy for him ^^

On 17th of February, Hyun Bin, Im So June, Lee Yung Gi  and the team from ‘Come rain come shine’ has attended press screening at 9am (local time) and walked the red carpet at 4.30 (local time) at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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[ACTOR FEATURE] Hyun Bin, his luxury airport fashion

I have read some comments left on the post regarding what was Hyun Bin wearing at the Incheon airport when he was leaving for Berlin, and we are not the only one who are curious as the media have done a check list from head to toe on his luxury airport fashion ^^

Hyun Bin wore a vintage leather jacket from Giorgio Brato, Alexander McQueen t-shirt and Dsquared2 Jeans.  He accessorized himself with scarf  from Julien David,  sunglasses from D&G,  a pair of Giorgio Armani boots and  L’inoui backpack.  The cost for the total outfit is estimate to be over 10 million won, a true elite of the society ^^


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[ACTOR VIDEO] Hear Hyun Bin’s version of “Hyun Bin is here”

Hyun Bin and Tang Wei have done an interview with KBS on 11th of Feb, and during the interview the host asked if Tang Wei can say ‘Hyun Bin is here’ again yet Tang Wei shifted the request to Hyun Bin.

Let us hear Hyun Bin’s version of  ‘Hyun Bin is here’ ^^

[ACTOR NEWS & VIDEO] Why did Hyun Bin laugh at ‘Late Fall’ press screening event ?

We have seen the pictures but had no idea why did Hyun Bin laugh so hard at the press conference, I am glad the news and videos are out to tell us why.

At the press conference, Tang Wei, the female lead of ‘Late Fall’ imitated a famous line from ‘Secret Garden’, the cute “Message is here, message is here”.  However instead of saying ‘message is here’, she said “Hyun Bin is here, Hyun Bin is here”.  That drew laughter from the crowd and of course from Hyun Bin himself.

Tang Wei said it at 1.00 min in the video below, after that she asked Hyun Bin, do you like it?  Hyun Bin replied,  I like it.

Video & News credit: SSTV

[ACTOR NEWS] Hyun Bin, A to Z everything you should know about him

I realise I have not done an article on Hyun Bin, and this article came into the picture.  There is information you may already know, just curious or just really want to know 😉

Here is a summary of the article:

‘That man’, is there anything he can’t do?  With SBS Secret Garden, Hyun Bin commands the attention of Korean female viewers.  Recently, his version of ‘That man’ has dominated various music charts.  He has the looks and the skills.  There is nothing that he cannot do, before Hyun Bin enlists for his army duties, let us get to know him a bit better through these 30 questions.

Real name: Kim Tae Pyeong

Date of birth: September 25th, 1982

Education: Chung-Ang University, Department of Performing Arts

Dramas: ‘Secret Garden’ (2010-2011) ‘Friends’ (2009)’ Worlds’ (2008), ‘Snow Queen’ (2006-2007) ‘My Name is Kim Sam Soon’ (2005) ‘Ireland’ (2004) ‘Non-Stop 4 ‘(2003-2004)’ Bodyguard ‘(2003).

Films: ‘Late Autumn (2011),’ I am happy ‘(2009)’ A Millionaire’s First Love ‘(2006),’ Daddy’s long legs'(2005),’ Spin kick ‘(2004),’ Shower ‘(2002)

Height: 1.84m

Weight: 68Kg

Waist Size: 31 inches

Shoe Size: 280mm

Family: Parents and an elder brother

Hobbies: All kinds of sports.  Especially baseball, plays every weekend whenever free.

Type of car he drives: Pearl color Land Rover SUV

Favorite food: Likes almost everything, prefers to order many kinds of food and eat a bit of everything, especially meat.

Favorite alcohol drinks: Bear, and very curious. If I see a new beer coming out , I have to try it.

How well can you drink: Never been drunk before, usually drink according to other’s capacity.  Many people say I drink with good manners.

Favorite coffee: Americano, without sugar

Favorite Perfume: Bvlgari Homme

Favorite personal care product: Laneige Homme ‘Aqua Active Essence

Hair Style: Done by freelance director Im Hye Gyeong

Clothes size: Men size 46.  But with long arms and legs, usually have to have extensions done.

Favorite fashion brand: Not very concerned about brands. However I do prefer simple clothes compared to cloths with layers and details.

Preferred fashion style: I like to exercise so prefer tracksuits. Not like in ‘Secret Garden’ where the tracksuits are sewed one stitch at a time by Italian craftsman, something like conventional sports brands.

Mobile Phone: I have two, Blackberry and iPhone

Ringing tone: Just the classic ringing tone

Where do you live: In the same building as Jang Dong Gun couple, in Heuk Seok Villa, Mark Hills.

Smoking: Stopped last year

Best Friend: Jang Dong Gun who stays in the same building, and the artists baseball team “Play Boys” members such as Joo Jin Mo and Gong Hyeong Jin.

Girlfriend: Song Hye Kyo, whom I worked with from ‘The world that they live in’’.  This is the drama which has 2 to 3 kisses in each episode.

Ideal type: Considerate woman.  Many people like this job, but not everyone can understand it.

Enlistment: Mid of March, date is not finalized. (This interview was done on Jan 9th, 2011)

Wedding plans: One day, someday

Rumors and facts about Hyun Bin:

Your face has slimmed down dramatically, plastic surgery?

No, just lost some weight.  Before Secret Garden started shooting, I lost weight on purpose for character building. I lost about 7-8 Kg at the beginning of the shoot.  If you see it on TV, I have lost more weight now than episode 1.  I can only sleep 2 to 3 hours a day, and have to continue filming with saline drips.

Some say you have already broken up with your official girlfriend Song Hye Kyo, is this true?

No. We have a very tight shooting schedule and just trying to boost up the popularity of the drama, and we are moving in full force.  Please do not ask this kind of question anymore.


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Transcribed by alou from thedramascenes.com