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[News] Lee Min Ho talks in depth about why he donated to Nepal under his fan club’s name

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.”

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[News] Lee Min-ho shows off witty sides in behind-the-scenes photos of Eider TV commercial

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.

Source : www.asiatoday.co.kr

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[News] Lee Min-ho’s fans celebrate Lee’s 9th anniversary

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 (honghyejin@heraldcorp.com)

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[News] Lee Min Ho Donates to Nepal Earthquake Relief in His Fanclub’s Name

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.

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[News] Lee Min-ho and Guess work together for endangered animal protection 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.

Source : star.mt.co.kr

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[News] Ku Hye Sun’s Piano Piece “RAIN” Takes No.1 on China’s Biggest Search Engine QQ’s Music Chart… “Unbelievable Success”

– With drama “Blood” drawing big attention in China as well, Ku’s music released six years ago tops music charts again
“RAIN”, a piano piece written by actress Ku Hye Sun, is showing a remarkable success in China, taking the No.1 on the music chart of the country’s biggest search engine QQ.  
 
“RAIN” is drawing big attention in China, taking the No.1 from April 26 (Sun.) to 29 (Wed.) on the popularity index chart of QQ Music (http://y.qq.com/#type=index), the music-streaming website of China’s biggest search engine QQ that has as many as 800 million users. As of the 28 4pm, the music is recording total 768,087 cases of streaming, gaining high popularity in the country. 
Notably, such popularity of “RAIN” is drawing all the more attention, as it is ranked in the top place on the chart six years after its release in piano album “Take a Breath” in September, 2009. 
Such popularity is understood to be brought by the rising interest in Ku in China, as KBS2 TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama series “Blood” for which KU played the title role, is creating sensation in the country on Weibo and other SNSs. 
 
Ku Hye Sun’s piano piece album “Take a Breath” was her first album that was released as the original sound track of “Magic”, the first full-length movie directed by Ku and released in June, 2010. The album drew a big attention back then, for participation by singer Gummy and Japan’s new-age musician Isao Sasaki. “RAIN”, the first rack of “Take a Breath”, is a song written by Ku and performed by pianist Jo Hyun-suk, whose beautiful melody captivates listeners. 
 
As the news of “RAIN” taking the No.1 in China is known, local fans are sending congratulatory messages on China’s biggest SNS Weibo, etc., saying, “The music of a film directed by Ku taking the No.1 on chart, that is so great”, “RAIN written by Ku is now in the No.1 on the popularity index chart!”, “Congratulations on KU’s No.1 on QQ music chart.”, etc. 
 
Plus, Ku has been strengthening her presence as a Korean Wave actress, boasting a continuous popularity throughout Asia including Japan and China. The number of Ku’s followers on her Facebook account (www.facebook.com/kuhyesun1109) is surpassing 4,670,000 as of April 29. 
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[News] Ku Hye Sun Talks about the Finale of “Blood”, “I Thank All the People who Helped Me to Handle Acting of a Whole New and Special Character”

– Unveiling behind-cuts taken in Romania! Eye-catching visual like a piece of masterpiece painting
Actress KU HYE SUN talked about her feelings for the finale of KBS 2TV’s Monday-Tuesday drama series “Blood” (written by Park Jae-beom, directed by Ki Min-soo and Lee Jae-hoon).
 
KU said, “I felt sorry for the staff and other actors and actresses, for the criticism on my acting of the whole new and special character. I would like to deeply thank all the staff, directors, senior and junior actors, who have always been so kind and nice to me despite such a situation. I would also thank the viewers of ‘Blood'”. 
 
In “Blood” ended in the 20th episode aired  on April 21 (Tue.), KU acted as “Yoo Rita”, a Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgeon who has a perfect look, intelligence, and wealth. The character of “Yoo Rita” was totally different from the other innocent characters KU has acted so far, being arrogant and proud on the surface but having a deep sorrows in the heart.
 
Notably, KU visited Romania, the birthplace of vampires, to better express her character in “Blood” that interpreted the supernatural power and existence of vampires as the result of virus infection. KU’s behind cuts taken in Romania were unveiled in the last episode of the drama series, catching the eyes of the viewers.
 
The behind cuts show “Rita” visiting Romania alone to keep her promise with “Ji-sang” (acted by Ahn Jae-hyun) after his death. KU in a black hat and and coat looks much more matured than before, after her experience of the pain of love. She is walking around places in Romania in the photos, boasting a perfect beauty that goes so well with the beautiful sceneries in the city.
 
Meanwhile, the last episode of “Blood” ended with an unexpected twist, as “Ji-sang” showed up in front of “Rita” who visits Romania one year after his death. The team of “Blood”, the first-ever vampire drama and fantasy medical drama made by a Korean nationwide broadcast network, has achieved a successful finale boasting a deep teamwork.twist, as “Ji-sang” showed up in front of “Rita” who visits Romania one year after his death. The team of “Blood”, the first-ever vampire drama and fantasy medical drama made by a Korean nationwide broadcast network, has achieved a successful finale boasting a deep teamwork.
Photos courtesy of IOK Media
Source: ygfamily.com

[News] Ku Hye Sun shares her thoughts after wrapping up “Blood”

On April 22, actress Ku Hye Sun, through her management agency YG Ent., shared her thoughts on the drama “Blood”.

Ku Hye Sun said, “regarding the criticisms on the way in portraying the character/ role, I feel apologetic towards the crew and casts of the drama. At the same time, I would like to express my gratitude towards the warmth and care from the crew, director, senior & junior actors; and thanks all the viewers for loving ‘Blood’.”

– omit the part about the background of this drama –

Source: allthatstar.com

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[News] Lee Min Ho renews endorsement deal with LG Electronics

It has been reported that actor Lee Min Ho has renewed his contract with LG Electronics to be their 2015 model in Mainland China, and he has also signed a deal to model for the company in Taiwan and Hong Kong in an unprecedented move at the same time.

A LG Electronics official stated, “Lee Min Ho’s popularity in the Chinese-speaking regions is beyond imagination, and his presence can’t be replaced. There’s really no one else other than him who’s more suitable to be our model. We place great importance in cultivating trust in our consumers, and also building a caring corporate image. We feel that Lee Min Ho has become a actor that you can trust in with his performance in his most recent movie ‘Gangnam 1970,’ and the immense love he shows towards his fans, and it complements our company’s image greatly.”

An industry official said, “As one of the world’s top enterprise, LG’s brand image and actor Lee Min Ho’s star power will become a partnership that will yield great results for both parties. We are looking forward to seeing the brand grow even further this year.”

Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho’s followers on Weibo recently surpassed 27 million, and he has more than 50 million followers worldwide, thus his influence is definitely one to be marveled at. He recently gathered 12,000 fans for his Hong Kong concert, and among the audience members included famous local directors, actors, hosts, and many more.

By: Alvin

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[News] Lee Min Ho Receives Call from Zhang Ziyi About Role in Upcoming Film

It has been revealed that actor Lee Min Ho received a personal call from Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi about a role in the upcoming film “Eternal Doll” (working title).

The actor’s agency, Starhaus Entertainment, recently commented on his current interest in the film, saying, “It’s true that Lee Min Ho received a call from Zhang Ziyi. He is continuing to monitor the project with interest. As it’s based on a Korean novel, he believes that there would be some significance in participating in the film.”

However, the agency representative also remained careful not to suggest the actor’s involvement in the project, saying, “The script has not even been released. We need a more concrete idea of the script and schedule before he can commit to anything.” They then added, “Lee Min Ho is considering a variety of dramas and movies for this year.”

“Eternal Doll” is a mystery-thriller based on the Korean novel of the same name, and will be set in Korea, China, and Japan.

Credit: soompi

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