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120920 Super Junior’s Siwon keeps his promise and attends “Extravagant Challenge” director’s weddingSeptember 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Posted in Events/Concerts/Perfs., News/Rumors, Shiwon, Wonderboys | 1 Comment
Super Junior member Siwon recently made a surprise appearance at the wedding of the director for the Taiwanese drama “Extravagant Challenge” and touched people with his faithfulness to his word.
Apparently, when Siwon was filming for “Extravagant Challenge” last year, he became good friends with the director, and when the director introduced Siwon to his fiancée at a church event, Siwon promised that he would attend the couple’s wedding. However, with the recent rumors of Siwon being sick, the couple did not expect to see him at their wedding.
But Siwon kept his promise and bought an airplane ticket to Taiwan, and when he appeared at the wedding, everyone was pleasantly surprised. The couple was also very touched by Siwon’s faithfulness to his promise.
Furthermore, Siwon also expressed at the wedding that fellow Super Junior member Donghae also wished to extend his own blessings to the new couple. Donghae, who had acted alongside Siwon in “Extravagant Challenge,” is also good friends with the director and would have like to attend the wedding as well, but due to filming for his current drama “Ms. Panda and Mr. Hedgehog,” he could not make it.
Congratulations to the new husband and wife!
Last September, “SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III” made a stopover at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, putting on the concert three days in a row, drawing a record-breaking number of fans to the venue. For those who were not able to attend the concert, SM Entertainment has announced that the performances have been filmed for a special 3D movie which is set to hit theatres next month!
With the participation of 36 artists and watched by over 150,000 fans live, the three-day concert will be shown in over 50 theatres in South Korea, starting on October 11th. The film will feature performances such as TVXQ’s “Rising Run” and “Why,” Super Junior’s “Sorry Sorry” and “Mr. Simple,” Girls’ Generation’s “Gee” and “Genie,” and others plus songs by Kangta, BoA, SHINee and f(x).
No information has been released as to whether the film will be shown in other countries. Meanwhile, SMTown is continuing its current tour, with upcoming stops expected in Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore.
Who knew that Super Junior will become the main representative K-Pop? When the 13 member idol group first debuted, there weren’t very many people who believed Super Junior would succeed. They received a lot of media coverage just because of the fact that they were a group from SM Entertainment. However, there were too many of them in a single group and most of them were pretty old to be idol group members. Some even thought that they were just a group of random trainees who were thrown into the sharks as a test. Even their name, Super Junior seemed to lack in originality.
Regardless of those doubts, these men fought through the laughter and became the best male idol group of K-Pop. Like all idol groups that debut, Super Junior experienced a lot of hardships but made it through strong without any serious problems. Even though they received a lot of help from SM Entertainment, the efforts of each member was the greatest factor in their success. To find out about their secret to success, the members of Super Junior were interviewed.
When they were asked to explain how they were able to become the best male idol group, Eunhyuk stated, “I think it’s because we’re good looking” and joked around. Leeteuk then added, “We are always grateful for the unbelievable amount of love we receive from our fans. When we are called Hallyu stars, a lot of our foreign fans felt distant from us but we always want to approach our fans with love and care. I think we’re very popular because our music is global.”
On September 10th, several media outlets in Korea began reporting on the traumatizing past of Super Junior’s Leeteuk based on a clip broadcasted on MBC’s “Good Day.”
In the clip, Leeteuk revealed that he had issues within his family while growing up, as his parents would always fight with each other. He was also beaten while he was a child, and thus felt an immense amount of pressure growing up.
Today, Leeteuk tweeted, “Why would you bring up something said several months ago as if it was new? Our 6th album is breaking 500,000 in sales; we’ve debuted for 2,500 days; we’re trending worldwide – there are so many good things. It’s such a shame.”
Netizens were quick to comment and concluded that Leeteuk is referring to the fact that reporters are only focusing on his sad past, which he revealed months ago through a documentary, rather than the recent success of Super Junior.
What do you think of the incident?
120908 Victoria and Zhoumi’s Taiwanese drama “When Love Walked In” takes 1st in China’s television ratingSeptember 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Posted in Drama/Film/TV/CFs, News/Rumors, Wonderboys, ZhouMi | Leave a comment
The Taiwanese drama “When Love Walked In” starring f(x)’s Victoria and Super Junior-M’s Zhoumi has been getting good responses from viewers.
According to Chinese viewership investigation agency CSM, the 13th and 14th episodes of “When Love Walked In” (broadcasted on the 3rd) recorded 0.902%, achieving the highest rating at that timeslot.
The 14th and 15th episodes aired on the 4th also came in first with 0.987% ratings, proving Victoria and Jo Mi’s high popularity.
The drama began airing on August 27th Anhui Satellite TV, China’s Hubei Satellite TV and Shanxi Satellite TV. “When Love Walked In” tells the story of a love triangle between two men – Zhoumi, Fahrenheit’s Calvin Chen – and a woman – Victoria – who is a modern-day Cinderella.
Meanwhile, Super Junior-M and f(x) will be joining the rest of their SM family in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 22nd for “SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR Ⅲ in JAKARTA.”
The Gaon monthly chart for August has been released, revealing Super Junior’s “Spy” repackaged album in first place.
On September 7th, Gaon released their monthly chart rankings, revealing that Super Junior’s “Spy” repackaged album topped the chart as the best-selling album in August with 107,656 albums sold.
This past July, Super Junior released their 6th album “Sexy, Free & Single.” Combining their sales from “Sexy, Free & Single” and their repackaged album “Spy,” Super Junior’s 6th album totals 459, 182 copies sold. It is expected that Super Junior will hit the 500,000 mark.
Following Super Junior in 2nd place is BEAST with their mini-album “Midnight Sun,” which sold 63,941 copies in August. JYJ’s Junsu solo album “Uncommitted” sold 55,000 copies, landing in 3rd place for the month. KARA’s “Pandora” climbs to 4th place, selling 45,933 copies.
PSY has been extremely popular with his 6th album, which sold an additional 19,292 copies this month, taking 6th place.
Earlier this year, Super Junior ended their world tour, “Super Show 4,” with two encore shows which took place in Seoul. The tour also made stops in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, China,France, and Indonesia, attracting tens of thousands of fans from all over the world. For those who were unable to attend, Super Junior has announced the release of a DVD set for the group’s stop in Japan!
The DVD set will be released with three different versions. The premier package version will include 5 DVDs consisting of footage from the December 11, 2011 concert in Osaka, the May 13, 2012 in Tokyo, as well as other special footage such as behind the scenes videos. This version will also come with special packaging.
The Blu-ray version will include 3 DVDs, also consisting of footage as listed above for the premier version, but with a different packaging. Lastly, the normal version will consist of footage from the Osaka concert in addition to bonus videos which include performances of “Opera,” “Oppa Oppa,” and “Way” from the Tokyo concert.
A bonus DVD will be given to those who pre-order either the premier version or the Blu-ray version from the E.L.F-JAPAN shop.
Super Junior’s Siwon has been offered a chance to return to the small screen. He has been offered a role in the upcoming SBS drama “Lord of Dramas,” where he would play the role of a top star named Kang Min.
A representative for SM Entertainment spoke about the news saying, “Choi Siwon was indeed offered a role in the upcoming series. We are currently considering it in a positive light.”
The show will be a comedy featuring a president of an outsourcing company, a writer, and a top star. Kim Myungmin is expected to play the role of the president and Jung Ryeowon is expected to play the role of the writer.
In related news, recently, Super Junior’s Siwon has been caught up in controversy regarding his position on the ownership of the Dokdo islets. He has received criticism from many of his Japanese fans.
Are you looking forward to seeing Siwon on the small screen again?
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Super Junior’s Choi Siwon recently posed for a sexy pictorial for US fashion magazine VMAN.
The magazine is a popular men magazine published in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Canada. International stars, including, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Kanye West, have been featured in the magazine and Choi proved his global popularity by taking a pictorial for the fall issue of the magazine.
Karl Lagerfeld, who earned worldwide fame as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel, worked for the pictorial as a photographer and drew a lot of attention.
Karl took pictures of Choi and created a perfect pictorial for the magazine. Choi also showed off his fabulous abs through the pictorial and his powerful charisma captured the public’s attention.
Choi said, “I was so impressed by his nonstop exploration and his effort to try new things. I was impressed with his comfort, friendliness, and caring heart. We come from different backgrounds, but both of us like to try new things, so we had the same goal in mind.”
The magazine introduced Choi, “Since joining the Korean pop group Super Junior as one of 12 members in 2005, singer, actor, and model Siwon Choi has emerged as an icon without parallel in the ever-expanding culture of K-pop. He is also the first Korean celebrity to garner two million Twitter followers.”
Super Junior will attend the ‘SM Town Live World Tour Ⅲ in Jakarta,’ which will be held on September 22 at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Indonesia.
Super Junior, Miss A, and B1A4 got over 8,000 Chinese fans excited.
Super Junior, Miss A, and B1A4 attended the MO.A (Most Amazing) Concert, which was held at the International Sports Arena in Guangzhou, China, on August 26 at 7:00 p.m., with Wei Chen from China.
The MO.A is a joint concert of M-Live, CJ E&M’s global concert brand. It was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in the November of 2011, and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the December of 2011. The concert in Guangzhou attracted over 8,000 people.
During the concert, Super Junior’s Leeteuk said, “I think we should hold a concert in the Beijing National Stadium.” He also touched his fans by shedding tears at the end of the concert.
According to reports, over a thousand fans from Shanghai and Hong Kong swarmed over to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to see the Korean singers.
Super Junior’s Leeteuk recently left a message for his fans through Twitter. In this series of posts, he talked about his military service. As Super Junior was in China for their concert, the tweets were directed to his Chinese fans.
Ge started off by thanking them for their support, exclaiming, “Chinese ELFs gave us lots of presents! Thank you and I love you!! Today we shared love and happiness. I will return you even more in two years. Xie xie!”
Later, he continued, “The thing that makes me the most sad…is to just go and leave you all like this. The time we spent together went by so fast, I will come back even better!! I promise!!^^ Please watch over my dongsaengs!! I will be watching over you all!! Let’s live bravely without worries!!! I love you!!!”
Check out his tweets below:
Will you miss Leeteuk while he is away?