Tuesday, November 22, 2011

[News] Kim Hyun Joong Top 3 Candidate to become Rain's Successor?

Rain officially departed last month, beginning his 2-year journey in the army. Aside from being one of the top dance singers, he also gained popularity through his acting in “Full House,” and successfully entered Hollywood with films such as “Speed Racer” and “Ninja Assassin.” He has also been selected as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. The fact that Rain will be in the military for the next two years has set up a battle between many male celebrities to fill the void. In relation to this, a K-pop journalist has selected the top 3 celebrities who are potential candidates to be a successor:

Super Junior’s Siwon has been regarded as one of the best candidates. Aside from his dancing and singing skills which began to develop right from his trainee days at SM Entertainment, he has also been involved with many TV dramas lately, such as “Athena: Goddess of War,” “Oh! My Lady,” and “Poseidon.” He also branched out to acting overseas, participating in the filming of “Skip Beat” in Taiwan, as well as the Chinese movie “A Battle of Wits.” Combining this with Super Junior’s worldwide activities and tours, Siwon’s popularity is not limited to only Korea.

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong not only possesses amazing dancing and singing skills, but he also has the ability to compose and write songs. With JYJ’s English album “The Beginning,” his music has been spread throughout Asia, America, and Europe. The album has also been voted by Billboard readers as the fifth best album in 2010. He also played a role in “Protect the Boss,” Japanese drama “Hard to Say I Love You,” and the film “Heaven’s Postman,” expanding the types of activities he participates in.

Kim Hyunjoong is also an all-around artist, as he has had much success with singing, dancing, acting, MCing, and modelling. Through his first solo mini-album “Break Down,” he revealed his masculine body as well as dynamic dancing skills. In terms of acting, he played a role in “Boys Over Flowers” and “Playful Kiss.” He was also selected by CNN as a singer-actor who will lead the Hallyu Wave.

In addition to the three idols above, other male celebrities such as 2PM’s Taecyeon, JYJ’s Yoochun, and Big Bang’s TOP are also on the radar for leading the Hallyu Wave in the future.

Do you agree with the selections? Who else would you pick as a potential successor of Rain?


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[News] Kim Hyung Jun - 'Glowing She!' First shoot... "Do not want to be someone who doesn't put in effort"

Singer Kim Hyung Jun begins first shooting for KBS Drama 'Glowing She!' (Scripted by: Yu Yeong Eun, Son Mi Su, Directed by: Lee Jeong Pyo) and transforms into an actor.

In the drama, Kim Hyung Jun plays a haggard topstar, Kang Min, and have successfully completes his first shoot on the 19th in a hospital in Seoul. On this day, the shooting of the scene involves Kang Min seeking medical consultation in the hospital due to an unexpected discomfort in his body. Dressed in a black skinny leather jacket and overwhelmed with individuality, Kim Hyung Jun attracted all eyes on him with his serious and haughty expression despite looking haggard.

After the first shoot, Kim Hyung Jun said "I do not want to be someone who did not put in effort although i am not sure if i did well. Since this is my first challenge as an actor, i tend to be very careful when i am infront of the camera. Although I had a lot of difficulties, it was much more interesting than i thought."

He also revealed that "Despite me lacking in a lot of areas, directors and senior actors were very considerate and kind, hence i was able to follow along. In future, I will do lots of preparation and work harder to show a better better work, do my best and greet everyone with an interesting drama.

'Glowing She!' reveals events behind the glamorous broadcasters in the entertainment department, unfolding interesting stories of newcomer scriptwriter (So Yi Hyeon) surrounding Star PD (Park Gwang Hyeon) and topstar, fighting for love and striving in work. It will be aired early next year.


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[Vid] Kim Hyung Jun on MNet Wide Entertainment News


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[Photo] Heo Young Saeng "The Three Musketeers" Musical Curtain Call


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[Media Photo] Kim Hyung Jun Filming His Upcoming Drama


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[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong 1st Tour 2011 in Tokyo, Japan


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[Photo] Kim Hyun Joong 1st Tour 2011 in Tokyo, Japan


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