Joo Ji Hoon and Lee Jun Ki’s New Musical

Actors Moon Jong-won, Yoon Gong-joo, Lee Jun-ki, Son Hyun-jung, Kim Da-hyun, Joo Ji-hoon

Joo Ji Hoon and Lee Jun Ki attended a press conference for their upcoming musical “Voyage of Life.” This is the second military-produced play after 2008’s “Mine”, which starred Kangta and Yang Dong Gun. Lee plays a South Korean soldier Hae Gang, and Joo is the North Korean soldier Jung Min. Naturally, they clash over their ideologies. Rounding out the trio is Kim Da Hyun, who plays Davis, and he offers another perspective to the war. The musical is set in 1950, when the United Nations Allied Forces are forced into retreat by the Chinese military. They aboard the ship ‘Meredith’ along with 14,000 refugees. It is on this ship that Hae Gang and Jung Min meet.

The following is the interview from the press conference. The actors present even sang from the musical during the event. The article noted how musical productions are appearing more frequently, especially since more celebrities are going off to the army. Well – if you have the resources, might as well use them for marketing, eh?

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News Bits: 7/20/10 Edition

Just in case you were wondering what comes after Orange Caramel (because I was), Pledis Entertainment stated that Kahi will release her solo album in late August to early September. She’s currently working on her voice lessons to makes sure she is ready. On top of that, After School is looking for a ninth member. They will be holding auditions for girls between the age of 10-26 (10?! really!? are there no child labor laws?!) from July 30th to August 26.

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Korea’s 20 Hottest Male Celebs

Yes – you are bound to find your favorite on this list. I was surprised CNN Asia did an article on this. The descriptions are what CNN wrote about them.

Without further ado…

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News Bits: 4/12/10 Edition

Lee Jun Ki completed his five-week training for the military and was assigned to the Public Relations unit. With his talent, he will be working on the promotional side of the military, participating in television and radio shows for the military to boost their morale. If I’m not mistaken, I think Gong Yoo did something similar to this too during his stint in the army.

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News Bits: 5/17/10 Edition

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho has finally cast the “Girlfriend”. Aaaaaaaaand…. it’s Shin Se Kyung. Who’s surprised? Really?

I can’t say I’m disappointed since I expected it. But I wished it were different too. Then again – I don’t have any other suggestions off the top of my head. Was it too much to ask for Park Shin Hye?? Or Moon Chae Won??

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News Bits: 5/12/10 Edition

Talk about remakes – Asia is taking popular, classic Hollywood films and making it into their own. I don’t know how I feel about this…

Song Seung Hoon and Japanese star Matsushima Nanako will be taking on the lead roles of an Asian version of the film “Ghost,” which starred Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. It follows the same story – he is killed in a mugging and returns as a ghost to warn his girlfriend – but will be set in Japan. Both actors enjoy immense popularity in Japan, and will be directed by Otani Taro, who has helmed the shows Gokusen and Bambino! Matsushima made a name for herself when she starred in the Japanese film “The Ring.”

Song being the next Patrick Swayze… huh. Now there’s something to think about…

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News Bits: 5/11/10 Edition

C.N. Blue released their new single!!! It’s super mellow and evokes Jason Mraz, but it’s amazingly upbeat and simple. I like it better than their now-overplayed “I’m a Loner.” This one is called “Love Light” and was written by Jung Yong Hwa. I think he raps in it too.

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News Bits: 5/3/10 Edition

Lee Junki entered the military today (or yesterday for Korean time). He buzzed off all his hair (but it still looks like a weird, painted-on helmet!) and greeted his fans and the press as he went off for his two-year mandatory service. He apologized for having to drop both his projects, but also noted that now, he could eat whatever he wanted as a soldier! That sure is an upside!

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News Bits: 4/28/10 Edition

Here’s something that made my jaw drop to the floor.

Lee Jun Ki dropped out of BOTH his film “Grand Prix” and his drama Faith to enlist in the army…next week! Though it’s good since he knows he cannot delay it any further, “Grand Prix” has already started shooting. Now both productions are going to have to find someone to replace him…

Maybe it sounds like I’m exaggerating, but really – my jaw dropped!

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