Lee Min Ho’s “Gangnam Blues” Completes Filming
Lee Min Ho’s “Gangnam Blues” Completes Filming  - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
Lee Min Ho‘s upcoming film “Gangnam Blues” has officially completed its shooting.

A teaser poster was posted to Lee Min Ho’s official social network sites earlier announcing the completion of the filming. The Weibo poster has already gotten over 20,000 shares, 30,000 comments, and 100,000 likes from Lee Min Ho’s Chinese fans, once again proving the actor’s immense popularity in China.

Directed by director Yu Ha, known for his dramatic and dark movies like “Dirty Carnival” and “Frozen Flower“, “Gangnam Blues” also stars Kim Rae Won, Jung Jin Young, and Kim Ji Soo. It will be an action noir film about the turmoils regarding the Gangnam district’s real estate craze of the 70′s.

“Gangnam Blues” is expected to open in theaters later this year.

11 K-Dramas You Must Watch At Least Once
11 K-Dramas You Must Watch At Least Once - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
By Phillip | August 20, 2014

I must admit, there’s a lot of good K-dramas out there and finding what to watch next might be hard. So, here’s a list of dramas you must watch at least once or you are seriously missing out.

All of the dramas below have somehow made an impact on the Hallyu wave, so you can be certain that they’re good. Just assume that they have a 5/5 rating, because they’re that damn good! The synopsis provided below are from Drama Wiki.

Let the hellokpop Community know HERE which ones you have watched and what other dramas you recommend!

1. My Lovely Kim Sam Soon (2005) – Romantic Comedy
Picture: MBC

Kim Sam Soon (Kim Sun Ah) is a baker who has a talent in making pastries and cakes. On Christmas Eve, she caught her boyfriend, Min Hyun Woo (Lee Kyu Han), cheating on her and breaks up on the same night. On that same night, she accidentally went into the men’s restroom and met Hyun Jin Hun (Hyun Bin), a somewhat callous fellow but sometimes considerate guy.

By sheer coincidence, Jin Hun needs a baker for his restaurant Bon Appetit and Sam Soon is unemployed. Sam Soon is hired as the restaurant’s chief baker and the two fights like cat and dog. Nevertheless, they started to have feeling for each other and Sam Soon agreed to post as Jin Hun’s girlfriend so his mother would leave him alone. Things got complicated when Jin Hun’s ex-girlfriend Yoo Hee Jin came back from the States intending to win him back.

2. Full House (2004) – Romantic Comedy

Han Ji Eun (Song Hye Kyo) is an innocent woman who gets swindled by her best friends in need of money. After a few unfortunate encounters with top actor Lee Young Jae (Bi), Ji Eun finds out that her house was bought by said actor.

Young Jae has been in love with his best friend, Kang Hye Won (Han Eun Jung) for more than a decade but she has her eyes on Yoo Min Hyuk (Kim Sung Soo), their senior. After growing tired of waiting for her to come around, Young Jae proposes a contract marriage to Ji Eun in order to spark some jealousy and get the media off his back. In an attempt to earn back her house, Ji Eun agrees to be his wife for a year. But as they live together, they start to learn what it means to live a married life, genuinely care for one another and have each other’s back when they’re up against the world.

3. IRIS (2009) – Action

Kim Hyun Joon and Jin Sa Woo are best friends who were brought into a top secret organization known as NSS by analyst Choi Seung Hee and Park Sang Hyun. Hyun Joon and Sa Woo both fall in love with Seung Hee when she first profiles them. Their lives are changed forever when Hyun Joon is given a solo mission in Hungary. Hyun Joon later tries to find out who set him up and to figure out what IRIS is and wants.

4. Empress Ki (2013) – Historical

The series revolves around Ki Seung-nyang, a Goryeo-born woman who ascends to power despite the restrictions of the era’s class system, later marrying Emperor Huizong to become an empress of the Yuan Dynasty. The series depicts her loves and political ambitions as she is torn between the two nations.

5. Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) – Historical

Sungkyunkwan Scandal is set in Sungkyunkwan University in the late Joseon era during the reign of King Jeongjo, revolving around the exploits and love stories of four youths. When her younger brother’s illness worsens and their family is in danger of being evicted from their house for lack of money, Kim Yoon Hee enters the school under his name, disguised as a boy in her desperation to support him. There, she becomes friends with the intelligent and upright Lee Sun Joon, the playboy Goo Yong Ha and rebellious Moon Jae Shin.

LEE MIN HO BECOME NEW MODEL FOR GUESS - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
GUESS Korea revealed, “You could say that Lee Min Ho is the most suitable star for the global brand, “Guess”. He has an immensely close and global fan base, and you will see a different charm of Lee Min Ho as he transforms into a “GUESS” guy through these promotions.”

Lee Min Ho's long lost twin brother comes out of hiding?
Lee Min Ho's long lost twin brother comes out of hiding? - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
--Just kidding. Remember that one time we found a Lee Min Ho lookalike working as a high school math teacher? Well pictures of another freakishly similar lookalike from China surfaced online and people are doing a double take.

With 90,000 followers on his Weibo, Ye Xiao Kai has been rising on portal searches as the Chinese Lee Min Ho. He's caught the attention of both Korean and Chinese netizens for his 95% appearance similarity rate to the well-known actor.

But Ye Xiao Kai has proved to be more than just a pretty face, as it's been revealed that he works as a media reporter in Guiyang, China. Good for you, Ye Xiao Kai.

What do you guys think – is he as good as the original?

Which Korean star rules on social media? It's Lee Min Ho vs Psy
Which Korean star rules on social media? It's Lee Min Ho vs Psy - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
Korean star Lee Min Ho at the Innisfree Festa press conference at the Pan Pacific Singapore hotel on Dec 17, 2013.

Seoul - Social media have become celebrities' window to their fans online.

As the number of the stars' followers on mainstream social media has become indicative of their influence online, many South Korean celebrities try to keep their social media homepages updated with frequent postings.

The Korean celebrity who currently has the most Facebook followers is actor Lee Min Ho, with more than 15 million. Rapper Psy comes in second with more than 12 million.

Singer Choi Si Won of boyband Super Junior is currently the No. 1 Korean star on Twitter. He has about 4 million followers, posting a sharp increase every year.

MBC Star reveals Hallyu stars’ popularity ranking in China based on Weibo records
MBC Star reveals Hallyu stars’ popularity ranking in China based on Weibo records - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
With the Hallyu wave spreading all around Asia, many celebrities from South Korea have gained additional popularity from such nations as Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, China, and more. Though China has Facebook and YouTube restricted, their Chinese version of Twitter – Weibo – has been an alternative source for K-Pop stars to interact with their fans.

MBC Star designed a chart showcasing the top 10 Korean celebrities with the most followers in China via Weibo accounts. Created by Lee Jooyoung, the image shows a bar graph with the ten most popular stars through Weibo floating above their numbers, in which the top criteria includes the highest number of 250,000 followers.

The list is as follows:

1st: PSY – 245,000 followers

Posting album info, news regarding YG Entertainment, or brand new selfies, he has attracted a wave of dedicated followers throughout his career. PSY additionally reports all statuses in Chinese, English, and Korean, considering a wide variety of fans that may follow him on Weibo.

2nd: Lee Minho – 229,600 followers

Though he has only recently made his account back from November, Lee Minho had since then attracted thousands of followers, with his most recent drama “Heirs” being a great boost. Fans clubs have been dedicated to him throughout the first half of 2014, as his Chinese fans affectionately call him ‘Oppa Long-Legs’ following his role in “Heirs.”

3rd: Jang Geunsuk – 177,900 followers

Calling him their nickname of ‘Jang-uh’ (eels), fans all over China have followed Jang Geunsuk throughout his diverse music career, expressing affection for the various selfies he has posted on his profile. Currently, he is raising much anticipation through his project as a member of group TEAM H in Japan.

4th: Lee Junki – 143,200 followers

Lee Junki is known to update his Chinese fans frequently with news, uploading selfies or other bits of information between his breaks. And like PSY, he induces Chinese, English, and Korean for as much fans as possible to understand his messages.

5th: f(x)’s Victoria – 132,400 followers

Having the role of the first female celebrity in Korea to be in the Top Ten, Victoria claims much success and popularity in China as a native citizen. She is known to be honest and engaging through her Weibo, as she posts photos of her everyday life, as well as those with members of Super Junior or f(x). Not long ago, Victoria was also voted to be the number one choice as 2014’s “Goddess of Asia.”