Korean Leukemia Association held its 13th celebratory ceremony on July 2nd at M-Square and also appointed its promotion ambassador. Leukemia patients, their families, and volunteers attended the meeting.
Formal MBC announcer Choi Hyun Jung was the MC for the meeting. The ceremony started with a video greeting message from KLS’a promotion ambassador Kim Mi Hwa who is a TV talent along with the singer Ivy. The head of the KLA Ahn Ghi Jong made a remark of gratitude and also gave a video presentation about all the “footprints” made by the association in the past year, 2014.
This day, KLA also appointed Ku Hye Sun as its promotion ambassador. In 2011, Ku Hye Sun led the campaign to raise money to help a 4 yo Mongolian boy Sudkuh to be able to receive bone marrow transplant. She visited Sudkuh at the hospital while he was in recovery and even invited him and his family to her then cafe as well. Read More…
On June 14, Lee Min Ho attended a Shanghai press conference for his upcoming movie, “Bounty Hunters.” The Hallyu star was joined by his co-star, Wallace Chung and Director Shin Terra.
Starhaus Entertainment provided live coverage of the event through messages posted on Weibo.
The press conference provided a glimpse into details surrounding the upcoming film while showcasing the appeal of its leading men. Lee Min Ho was initially reluctant to provide cute facial expressions for the cameras but warmed up after some prompting.
LG Electronics (LG) Singapore has announced Lee Min Ho as their brand ambassador to LG Singapore’s latest range of products, including the recently-unveiled flagship smartphone LG G4. Lee was previously appointed by LG Singapore as an ambassador for LG Optimus phone. Following the successful collaboration in the past campaign, LG is pleased to expand the partnership with Lee Min Ho to represent the brand’s full line-up of products from smartphones to home entertainment, appliances and air conditioners.
The Korean superstar is best known for his breakout role in Korean drama “Boys Over Flowers”, and has since achieve superstardom status regionally, winning multiple awards including ‘Most Popular Korean TV Artiste’ at the 2014 Singapore Entertainment Awards, and ‘Most Popular Hallyu Star/IQiyi Star Award’ at the recent 51st Baeksang Arts Awards in 2015.
“Lee Min Ho has a strong following in Singapore and is one of the most recognized Korean actors. We are thrilled to partner Lee Min Ho and to have him represent our impressive array of new products that offer greater convenience and smart solutions to our consumers,” said Mr. Scott Jung, Managing Director of LG Electronics Singapore. “His sophisticated style and modern appeal make him an ideal ambassador to represent our brand that is committed to creating innovations for a better life.”
Kicking off with the LG Red Fair in June, consumers will be able to see Lee Min Ho as LG ambassador for all of its product categories in Singapore.
– Rising interest in if “Take a Breath 2 – After Ten and Hundred Years” will enjoy the same popularity with the first album
Actress KU HYE SUN unveils music of her new-age album “Take a Breath 2 – After Ten and Hundred Years” on June 12 (Fri.) at noon.
KU is releasing “Take a Breath 2” six years after “Take a Breath” released in September, 2009. “Take a Breath 2” is drawing all the more attention, as all the lyrics and melody of the songs in the album are known to have been written by KU herself.
The album talks about the loneliness and love of different seasons and life. “Peach Tree” and “Lovers of the North Pole”, original sound tracks of KU’s second full-length movie “The Peach Tree”, as well as “My Love”, “Moonlight”, “Summer Day”, and “Farewell” are included in the album. Plus, “Cotton Candy”, an original sound track of her 3D short film “Fragments of Sweet Memories”, “After Ten and Hundred Years”, the title track of the album, new song “April” and its piano version, “Disappear”, “See You Comfortably”, and “Magic” are included in the album. So, the album will have total 13 songs.
Title track “After Ten and Hundred Years” is a new interpretation of an original sound track of KU’s film “The Peach Tree” in a piano version, which is composed by KU and arranged by Choi In-Young. It is a sentimental song in which a girl asks her lover to come back to her even if ten or hundred years pass.
Notably, piano music “RAIN” included in her first new-age album “Take a Breath” drew great popularity recently on China’s biggest search engine QQ six years after its release. The music drew a keen attention by topping QQ Music’s popularity index chart for four days from the 26 last month (Sun.). Such popularity is understood to have come from the high popularity of KBS 2TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama series “Blood” in which KU played the title role in China and KU’s rising popularity on Weibo.
Meanwhile, in line with the release of her second new-age album “Take a Breath 2”, KU will unveil the music video of the title track which was directed by herself on the same day.
On June 8, Lee Min Ho‘s agency Starhaus Entertainment confirmed that the actor has been cast in the upcoming film “Bounty Hunters” (working title).
The blockbuster will be directed by Korean director Shin Tae Ra, who is best known for his 2009 film “My Girlfriend Is an Agent.” It will be co-produced by production companies from Korea, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, and has a budget of 35 billion won (approx. $31 million USD).
Lee Min Ho will be playing a brilliant bounty hunter who is incredibly skilled at martial arts, while also charmingly eccentric and cute. The film is said to be about the hunt for a hotel bomber, and it’s promised to include comedy, action, and drama. “Bounty Hunters” will be filmed in many locations across Asia, including Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
The film is also expected to star a top actress from China. Filming will be starting in August of this year, and the movie will come out in 2016.
According to reports, Lee Min Ho is also currently considering appearing in dramas in Korea.
On May 22, Lee Min Ho took part in the ‘2015 Family Festival‘ to commemorate the 35th year of Lotte Duty Free Shop. On this day, he addressed fans, bringing up his generous recent donation to Nepal to aid them in recovering from the earthquakes.
He said, “My fans have done good work for many years. I was stimulated from seeing that and thought I would have to change first. And as much as I feel happiness with a lot of people, I thought it would be good if we could divide up that work, so I started to bit by bit do good work. Among that, one was donating to Nepal. I hope that these things would be good opportunities to share happiness with even more people.
“There is no emptiness in my heart in giving as much love as I’ve received, and I came to realize that I could feel more sincere happiness by sharing that love. I hope that the society would become one that shares love with even more people and that within this [society], happiness could be felt.”
Actor Lee Min-ho‘s behind-the-scene photos from his Eider commercial filming set have been revealed.
The French outdoor brand Eider (www.eider.co.kr) has revealed the third commercial, ‘ICE-T’ of their 2015 Spring and Summer season TV commercial series as well as the BTS photos from the filming set.
The TV commercial of Eider’s 2015 S/S season was created to showcase the three dimensional cooling material of their product vividly.
Lee Min-ho freezes as soon as he puts on the ICE-T shirts momentarily and then he starts moving again as seen in the commercial. Through the so called Ice & Freeze game, it explains how the cooling material will work, while the commercial delivers such entertainment to the viewers.
In the Eider’s TV commercial this time, Lee Min-ho, dressed up in the shirt and the shorts made with the cooling material, runs up the hill and enjoys the cool breeze from the ocean.
Eiders also revealed the BTS photos from the filming set. While he shows off his manly side sprinting up the hill, he also looks cute and stylish in the scene where he is taking a break and enjoying the cool breeze from the ocean.
Lee Min-ho‘s Eider TV commercial full of his fun and mischievous sides can be watched on groundwave TV channels and cable TV channels.
South Korean actor Lee Min-ho is receiving a flood of congratulations from his fans around the world on the ninth anniversary of his debut, local media reported Monday.
Lee made his debut with the EBS teenage drama “Secret Campus” in 2006.
“Lee’s fans from every corner of the globe are celebrating his ninth anniversary by sharing congratulatory messages and holding meaningful events for Lee. We really appreciate fans’ support and events prepared for Lee,” said a representative of Lee’s management agency.
His Korean fans put on “Billboard Event” six years in a row, in which they display congratulatory words and key moments from the films and TV series Lee starred, on the billboards across major spots in Seoul such as Myeong-dong, Gangnam, Sinchon area.
Lee’s fans in Japan have made a street named after him, called “Lee Min-ho Street,” in the downtown of Tokyo while presenting congratulatory messages on the large billboards across Tokyo. They also have had some buses with posters of Lee travel around Seoul to promote his world tour.
Chinese fans are continuously making donations under Lee’s name to celebrate his anniversary since they made a donation for Sichuan earthquake relief in his name.
Turkish fans conducted a paragliding performance at 2,400m above the sea level to show the love and support for Lee, according to the reports.
Lee expressed his gratitude to his fans saying, “I’m truly grateful for the fans’ love and continuous support. All these warm words mean a lot to me. I’ll repay the supports I have continued to receive from my fans with good films”
Lee, 27, has most recently donated 100 million won to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal under the name of his fan club “Minoz,” while participating in various charity drives through the donation platform “PMZ” which he established with his fans.
By Hong Hye-jin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photo credit: tenasia
Actor Lee Min Ho joins the slew of celebrities who have been showing their support to the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake.
On May 4, a representative from Lee Min Ho’s management agency shared that the actor has donated under his fan club’s name to the Korean Committee for UNICEF’s Nepal earthquake relief fund.
“Lee Min Ho donated 100 million won (approximately $92,400 USD) asking that it be used towards helping Nepalese children and victims of the recent big earthquake. He did so not under his personal name but under his fan club’s name, Minoz,” the representative said, “Donating under Lee Min Ho’s fan club’s name was decided based on Lee Min Ho’s own desire to reciprocate the love that he has long received from his fans. His hope is for the people who are suffering due to this unexpected calamity to recover even a day earlier.”
Indeed, Minoz have engaged in many philanthropic activities under Lee Min Ho’s name. When the actor participated in a UNICEF malaria campaign, his fan club showed support through gathering donations. Minoz have also donated to the construction of a library as well as the erection of “Lee Min Ho Forest” in Patagonia. Last year, Lee Min Ho founded donation platform PROMIZ (PMZ), which has hosted campaigns like constructing wells in Malawi and preserving endangered species.
Meanwhile, the Korean Committee for UNICEF has already raised and donated $1 million USD to Nepal in the first round of its ongoing emergency relief campaign.
Actor Lee Min-ho will participate in the campaign to protect endangered animals.
On April 30th, his agency Starhous Entertainment has said Lee Min-ho will participated in the endangered animal protection campaign collaborated with the jeans casual brand, Guess.
Lee Min-ho will be fully engaged in the entire process to produce the charity shirts, from planning the products inspired by his companion dog, “Choco” and designing the shirts.
The shirts will be sold under the limited edition sale through ‘PMZ’ website (www.pmz2014.com) and the four Guess stores at Myeongdong, IFC, Lotte World Mall and Garosu-gil starting this May. The profit made from the sales will used as the fund to protect endangered animals.
Lee Min-ho has been working together for good cause through the donation platform, “PMZ” created by his fans.
‘PMZ’ stands for Promise, Lee Min-ho and Minoz, which is Lee Min-ho‘s fan club. The donation platform was open for the purpose that Lee Min-ho wanted to pay back for the support and love he has been receiving globally and take initiatives in activities for good cause along with his fans.
The website was born after a long preparation conveying Lee Min-ho‘s hope to share a long-term communication with his fans and thoughtful love with others.