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Lee Min Ho + Kim Soo Hyun attend the 'Popular Culture and Arts Awards,'
The '2014 South Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards' took place on November 17 at the Hongik University's Art Center in Seoul, featuring appearances by Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho, as well as other celebrities like Shin Dong Yup, Baek Ji Young, Kim Bo Sung, EXO-K, and Red Velvet.

EXO-K performed Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry" and their own track, "MAMA," while Red Velvet performed "Be Natural."

In addition, Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho won the Prime Minister Awards! The former stated, "I am truly honored. This is a moment I will never forget. I thank the people who looked over me and my parents. I will do my best to act so I do not someday miss this moment and I will live while doing my best."

Lee Min Ho said, "I feel really honored. I am grateful that I could act during such a good generation. I will work hard to be an actor who could receive love, no matter how small, for a long time."

The two received the award along with Shin Dong Yup, Na Young Suk PD, writer Park Ji Eun, Jun Guk Hwa, PD Jung Dae Kyung. One other awards category was 'Culture & Sports Tourism Department Award', which acknowledged those who helped spread Hallyu and the awardees included EXO, Lee Seung Gi, Kim Joon Hyun, Producer Go Kyun Hyuk, Choreographer Jung Jin Suk, Kim Jae Man, and Kim Bo Sung.

For the 'President's Award', Cube Chairman Hong Seung Sung, Producer Kim Young Hee, Composer Yoo Young Jin, and the late Kim Kwang Suk were awarded.


Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun’s “Faith” Awarded Best Korean Drama in Japan This Year
Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun’s “Faith” Awarded Best Korean Drama in Japan This Year  - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
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According to Starhaus Entertainment, home to actor Lee Min Ho, his 2012 drama, “Faith,” has been awarded the Best Korean Drama Award at the GyaO Entertainment Award 2014. GyaO is video streaming site run by Yahoo! Japan and boasts a 80 percent share of Japan’s video service market.

The GyaO Entertainment Award 2014 evaluated Japanese and foreign films, dramas, and animation, taking into account the total sales each video accumulated over the past year at its GyaO store. The award ceremony took place in Tokyo on November 11, and “Faith,” which stars Lee Min Ho and Kim Hee Sun in a time travel story about loyalty for country and love that overcomes centuries, won the Best Korean Drama Award.

A rep from SPO, a supplier company that distributes Korean drama content, stated, “Lee Min Ho’s steady popularity and the word spreading that ‘Faith’ is a drama with a theme that Japanese people will like brought on a wave of repeated viewership.”

Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho’s upcoming film, “Gangnam 1970,” will premiere next year in January.

Congrats to the “Faith” team!

Lee Min Ho Receive the 2014 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award
 Lee Min Ho Receive the 2014 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award  - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
The awardees for the 2014 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award have been confirmed.

According to the Korea Creative Content Agency on November 11, the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award is given to those who have contributed to the development and diffusion of Hallyu.

In particular, singer Jin Mi Ryung and actors Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun have been awarded the Prime Minister Commendation. Lee Minho and Kim Soo Hyun were judged as spreading Hallyu in Asia through their representative works. Others receiving the Prime Minster commendation are actor Jun Gook Hwan, writer Park Ji Eun, MC Shin Dong Yup, and producers Jung Dae Kyung and Na Young Suk.

Group EXO, actor and singer Lee Seung Gi, actor Kim Bo Sung, choreographer Jung Jin Suk, comedian Kim Joon Hyung, musician Kim Jae Man, and producer Go Gun Hyun are receiving commendations from the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.

The 2014 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Award ceremony will air on November 17 at 6 p.m. KST.

[Interview] Jung Il Woo Says His BFF Lee Min Ho Rarely Goes Out
[Interview] Jung Il Woo Says His BFF Lee Min Ho Rarely Goes Out - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
Jung Il Woo spoke up about his friend Lee Min Ho.

During an interview held after MBC’s The Night Watchman’s Journal ended, Jung Il Woo shared his thoughts on wrapping up the drama and his friend and colleague Lee Min Ho.

When asked what has changed the most since The Night Watchman’s Journal ended, Jung Il Woo said, “Having acted in projects restlessly for over nine years, I think I have more room to relax now compared to before. In the past, I didn’t how to act and worked on a project with impetuosity but I’ve definitely been learning from my experiences.”

He continued, “I think the more you act, the better you get. I’m trying to enjoy my job now. Because I feel happiness when I work. I will be taking some time off as I decide on my next project.”

When asked how he spends his vacation, Jung Il Woo said, “I’m really lazy and act like a corpse when I’m not working. (Couch potato?) Yes. I’m that kind of person. I don’t even meet up with people because I’m too lazy. Lee Min Ho has a similar personality so he doesn’t go out of his house. We always make plans to meet up but we both say, ‘Let’s just meet next time because I’m too lazy’ on the day of. I don’t know how many times that has happened already,” bringing out laughter.

[Interview] Jung Il Woo Says His BFF Lee Min Ho Rarely Goes Out

About a question about whether he regrets anything related to The Night Watchman’s Journal, Jung Il Woo said, “The fact that there was very little shown on Rang and Lee Rin’s relationship.”

He explained that he was hoping the sad relationship between Rang, who embodies the spirit of the queen, and Lee Rin to hold more weight in the drama.

As much as he was regretful, he showed his affection towards the drama. Jung Il Woo presentedt various gifts and food to the drama set, including sneakers, jackets and meat. About this, the actor explained, “I really thought The Night Watchman’s Journal was my project. I go all in when I’m working on a project so I try to treat the cast and staff members well to the best of my abilities.”

Lastly he said, “I feel like I’m alive when I’m working. I have both physical strength and motivation so I would like to work hard, like a bull.”

Lee Min-ho has the most Weibo followers
Lee Min-ho has the most Weibo followers  - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
Hallyu star Lee Min-ho has proved his popularity in China, with the largest number of Weibo followers among Korean celebrities.

Weibo, China’s most prominent social networking service, is one of the best indicators of stars’ popularity in China. The actor’s Weibo account was found to have 24.6 million followers.

Lee had about 10 million followers in November last year and 20 million by February, just three months later. Recently, Lee made an announcement on his account about his upcoming film “Gangnam 1970” and received more than 40,000 comments from fans.

Lee Min-ho's Weibo account (Weibo)
South Korean singer Psy is next in line with more than 24.4 million followers. Before being overtaken by Lee, Psy had the largest number of Weibo followers among Korean stars. Other popular SNS stars included actor Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Joon-gi, Jang Keun-suk and Super Junior member Siwon.

Lee has finished the acting work for “Gangnam 1970,” in which he plays his first lead role. The movie will be released in January.

By Kim Min-jin (minjin103@heraldcorp.com)

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“Gangnam 1970″ to be distributed to 11 countries across Asia
“Gangnam 1970″ to be distributed to 11 countries across Asia - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
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Gangnam 1970

Highly anticipated film Gangnam 1970, starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Rae Won as the lead roles, has been confirmed to be pre-sold in 11 countries, including, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and more countries in Asia.

The film received numerous distribution requests from foreign distributors and was initially sold to China and Myanmar prior to its filming and completion.

The Klock Worx is a company that has imported and distributed Korean films such as The Yellow Sea, The Chaser, and Cold Eyes in Japan, while Shanghai New Empire Entertainment and Shenzhen Da Fang Media are known for distributing films such as The Thieves, Iron Man 3, Lost and more Korean films in Shanghai, China. As for Hong Kong, Edko Films, which has produced, distributed or invested in the films Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and Cold War, bought the copyright of Gangnam 1970 . Moreover, Singapore’s Golden Village Pictures, which was in charge of the distribution of films Edge of Tomorrow and Divergent, has also bought the copyright of Gangnam 1970.

Regarding this phenomenal selling record, Lee Min Ho commented, “The staff and I are always grateful for the overwhelming support from the fans in Korea and overseas. I would like to let you know that all of your support really gives us strength. Thank you.”

Gangnam 1970 did not only receive interest for Lee Min Ho’s first lead role in the big screen but also Kim Rae Won’s comeback action movie. Moreover, Gangnam 1970 is directed by director Yoo Ha who is renown for filming A Dirty Carnival, Once Upon a Time in High School, and more.

Meanwhile, Gangnam 1970 is a gangster film set in the 1970s. It was originally scheduled to be released this month but has been moved to January 2015.

Sexy Lee Min Ho says he has no time for love
Sexy Lee Min Ho says he has no time for love - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
by Nancy Z on Wed, Nov 05, 2014

Lee Min Ho has a new pictorial in fashion magazine High Cut that exudes his manly sexy charisma, a change over his pretty-boy image ever since he took on the gritty Gangnam 1970 movie project. However, he has no time for love, as he explained in the interview. One thing is for sure: just looking at him will light up a fire in our hearts to keep us warm in the cold season.

Lee Min Ho told High Cut that he does not want to be fixed in a single image when the topic came to the "Four New Hallyu Kings," referring to himself along with fellow actors Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk. He said, "I think being fixed in a single image is not a good thing for anyone. I sometimes feel like it’s a bit too much, us being only labeled as Hallyu actors. On the other hand, the fact that we, as young actors, are linked by this, making our own image, is something to be energized by as well.”

When asked about his dating life, the 28-year-old hot guy said, “I do not think that I can spare enough time to commit myself to a loving relationship. I do want to love someone, but even if I had a girlfriend now, I would feel like we were just casually dating rather than really in love.”

His fans would probably agree that it's difficult for him to maintain a relationship with his hectic schedule and constant demands from his job as a star. Besides, it will take a very special person to withstand the scrutiny from Lee Min Ho's fans if such a relationship is revealed to the public.

Now I feel really sad for the lonely dream lover in every Minoz fan's heart. Don't you wish you could give him a hug?

Showbox deals Gangnam style
Showbox deals Gangnam style - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com

5 November, 2014 | By Jean Noh

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor seals raft of pre-sales to most of Asia, including Japan and China.

Korean distributor Showbox/Mediaplex has done a raft of pre-sales on Yoo Ha’s Gangnam Blues to most of Asia including Japan (The Klockworx) and China (Shanghai New Empire Entertainment and Shenzhen Da Fang Media).

Considered the last in the directors “Street Trilogy” with Once Upon a Time In High School: The Spirit Of Jeet Keun Do and A Dirty Carnival, Gangnam Blues is currently in post-production.

The film also sold to Hong Kong (Edko Films), Taiwan (Kbro Media), Indonesia (PT Prima), Vietnam (BHD), Thailand (Joy N Contents), the Philippines (Viva Communications), Myanmar (Colourful Garden Company) and Singapore and Malaysia (Golden Village Pictures).

Set in the 1970s when the Gangnam area was being rapidly developed, the film portrays two childhood friends swept into the world of political corruption and scheming simply because of their humble desires to have their own land and money.

#GangnamBlues is set for a local release this coming January. Showbox reports most of its Asian buyers seem to be aiming for releases around the same time.

They also say Asian buyers were especially keen about the film’s star #LeeMinHo popular from TV series The Heirs and City Hunter - in his big screen debut. The other main character is played by Kim Rae-won who is known for films such as Insadong Scandal and Sunflower.

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Lee Min Ho to conclude his global tour in Seoul this January
Lee Min Ho to conclude his global tour in Seoul this January - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
Actor Lee Min Ho will hold the finale concert of his tour in Seoul!

His agency Starhaus Entertainment announced, "The global tour 'RE:MINHO' will conclude in Korea on January 3."

The finale concert will be held at KINTEX, Ilsan on January 3, 2015. He will perform a total of 12 songs including those from his latest mini album 'Song For You'.

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