Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye Continue to Request for Hallyu Event to Be Postponed
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While the situation is still up in the air, onlookers are watching to see if Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye will attend a hallyu event.

After jumping to incredible popularity after SBS’ The Heirs, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have been picked out as 2014’s hottest hallyu stars. Their popularity in China is especially unimaginable, with fans from overseas naturally coming into Korea to see them.

In the midst of this, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were scheduled to attend theFamily Concert with Hallyu Stars, organized by Lotte Duty Free for April 18, 19, and 20 at the Jamsil Gymnastics Stadium.

However, with the recent events of the sinking passenger ferry on April 16, the entire nation has been expressing their sorrow with the broadcasting, music, and movie industries postponing and canceling programs and activities.

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye have asked Lotte Duty Free to cancel the event, allowing Lotte Duty Free to go ahead and cancel the events for April 19.

However, Lotte Duty Free have stated that it is difficult to postpone the April 18 event as it involves a foreign audience who have traveled from overseas.

On April 18, Newsen spoke with Lee Min Ho’s agency, Starhaus entertainment, who said, “Even now, at the morning of April 18, we are strongly requesting Lotte Duty Free to postpone the event. We requested it immediately after the April 16 ferry incident. It looks that Lotte Duty Free has canceled the events on April 19 and 20, however, Lotte said that the April 18 event is difficult to change because of the foreign audience. We are still requesting that the event be postponed and are waiting for a reply.”

On the same day, Newsen also spoke with Park Shin Hye’s agency, S.A.L.T Entertainment who said, “We’ve requested for the event to be postponed until the late hours of April 17. It’s not that we don’t understand Lotte Duty Free’s situation, but with the entire nation grieving over this tragedy, it’s also difficult for us to attend such an event. We’re still discussing this matter.”

The entire nation is currently greiving, endlessly praying for at least one life to be saved. Much attention is being poured on whether or not Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye, and even other stars will attend promotional events during a time like this.

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Lee Min Ho’s Face Appears on Buses, Subways and Airplanes around Asia
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Rising as one of this generation′s hallyu stars, Lee Min Ho’s face appeared on the airplanes and buses. His face has also decorated the subway and bus stops in Taiwan.

Jeju Air recently revealed the pictures of its airplanes with Lee Min Ho’s picture on them. Out of 15 airplanes operated by Jeju Air, two have been wrapped with Lee Min Ho’s pictures.

The ‘Lee Min Ho’ airplanes will be traveling not only within Korea but also in four cities in Japan, two cities in China, two cities in Philippines, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Guam. Jeju Air hopes to raise its profile by utilizing Lee Min Ho’s image.

Lee Min Ho’s Face Appears on Buses, Subways and Airplanes around Asia

In Taiwan, Lee Min Ho’s face can be seen on various limousine buses. The buses have been organized by the actor’s fan club members to commemorate The Heirs broadcast in the country.

In China, Taobao advertisements featuring Lee Min Ho as the model can be seen in subway and bus stations around the country.

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Kim Sung Ryong Names Lee Min Ho as the Most Handsome Actor
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Kim Sung Ryong, who acted as ‘Kim Tan’s mother’ in The Heirs, named Lee Min Ho as the most handsome actor.

April 3’s broadcast of tvN’s Taxi will feature Kim Sung Ryong and her close friend Bang Eun Hee sharing their stories.

Having acted alongside some of the handsomest actors, including Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Min Ho, Hyun Bin and more, Kim Sung Ryong shared her thoughts on working with the ‘flower boys.’

When MC Kim Gura asked, “How was filming a movie with Hyun Bin?” the actress said with laughter, “He’s really cool! He took off his shirt in the movie and his body was amazing.”

Then MC Hong Eun Hee asked, “I heard Lee Min Ho is really handsome if you see him in person, is that true?” and Kim Sung Ryong responded, “I think Min Ho is the best looking overall out of all the actors I’ve worked with. He looks like someone from another world, with his long legs and all.”

Kim Sung Ryong was recently voted number one in a poll asking ‘Who is the actress in her 40’s more beautiful than those in 20’s’ beating out Ko So Young, Lee Young Ae, Kim Nam Joo, Kim Hee Ae and more.

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Lee Min Ho wants to show you sides of him you've never seen
Have you been missing Lee Min Ho? Right now he is concentrating on his character in the Korean movie Gangnam Blues. Before the release of the movie, how can we see more of him? Thankfully, he keeps on showing up in interviews, photo shoots and fan meetings. Here is the translation of his full interview with the Korean magazine Star1 in its April edition. Let's appreciate his gorgeous pictures together.

This age is for Lee Min Ho. Lee Min Ho, who took China all the way from Korea, became a celebrity that represents not only Korea but also Asia. Starting with Boys Over Flowers, through Personal Taste, City Hunter and Faith to Heirs. He is one of the best actors in their 20’s who has played various characters from a historical drama to romantic comedy dramas. Particularly Heirs, his recent drama, captured Korea, China and other Asian countries. Which charm of his made it happen? What is his secret to catch women’s hearts all at once? Let’s meet Lee Min Ho who arouses our curiosity.

Q. It was your second time to take a rich high school student role after Boys Over Flowers. Didn't you feel burdened to play a similar characters?

A. The character was totally different than Goo Joon Pyo in BOF. The thing they had in common was that they were born into a rich family. Except that, they had different directions from the beginning. I tried to be Kim Tan in advance of starting to shoot the drama. Tan was a high school student that I tried again after BOF so I was curious and worried about my image when I wore a uniform. However, I decided to take it because I thought that the character was what I could play before getting older.

Q. “Do I like you?” The drama’s lovey-dovey lines are the talk of its viewers. What was it?

A. When I received the script, I could feel it was new. There is a way to confess one’s love like this, we can express our heart with this feeling, why couldn't I think like this? I thought things like that. However, when our staff first read the line, they thought that it was a typing error. (Laughing)

Top Korean Celebrity, Hanryu (Korean Wave) Star Min Ho Lee
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Top Korean Celebrity, Hanryu (Korean Wave) Star Min Ho Lee Meets President Park in a Contents Culture Debate as a Celebrity Representative


Currently, the newest star in the Korean Wave (Hanryu) is Min Ho Lee. At the Bitmaru Media Support Center in Goyang City, a debate on “Hanryu Success Strategy”was held in the 3rdPresidentialCommitteeforCulturalEnrichmentConferencehostedbyPresidentPark.

The discussions centered on the issue of developing and advancing the industry for national contents. Korean celebrity representative Min Ho Lee participated in the debate by offering his personal experiences as a basis for his opinions on the progressive development of Hanryu culture. Min Ho Lee was the sole celebrity invited to this honorary event. Through the consistent support and admiration that Min Ho Lee received from his fans, he was able to work in an enjoyable environment abroad, felt proud as a Korean citizen, and realized a greater responsibility that arose with such opportunities.

Min Ho Lee proposed, “There needs to be transition in a cultural environment allowing for diverse artists to be involved, thus eventually creating outstanding contents through Hanryu. The critical focus must not solely be on deriving profits, but rather on respecting each other’s cultures and working to communicate effectively.”

The head of the department planning the event stated that “Winter Sonata” and “Dae Jang Geum (A Jewel in the Palace)”instigated Hanryu Wave to pioneer industries in the Chinese market. Min Ho Lee was invited to the event due to his representative power, popularity, and for being the originator in the new Hanryu Wave. Due to the importance of the event, Min Ho Lee attended the debate hosted by President Park andthediscussionsprogressedintopsecurity.

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Lee Min Ho Meets President Park Geun Hye Secretly as Representative Hallyu Star
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Hallyu star Lee Min Ho met with president Park Geun Hye.

Often named as the star to have ignited the new hallyu wave, Lee Min Ho attended the 3rd Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment conference on April 4 to speak on the topic of ‘Success Strategy for Hallyu Wave.’

The conference was attended by the chairman and the members of Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment, who discussed the future plans for developing content markets and Lee Min Ho, who was the only entertainer to attend the conference, shared his own experience and made suggestions on the development of hallyu culture.

Lee Min Ho Meets President Park Geun Hye Secretly as Representative Hallyu Star

One of the affiliates who planned the event said, “Hallyu wave that was triggered in Japan with drama Winter Sonata has now spread to the Greater China Region, leading external expansion. We’ve decided to invite Lee Min Ho as we judged him to be the originator of the new hallyu wave and carries both representative and symbolic traits of the entertainment industry.”

As the conference was hosted by the chief of state and was held in a location outside of the Blue House, Lee Min Ho was invited to attend in secret for security reasons.

President Park Geun Hye reportedly showed her utmost interest in the development of the cultural contents industry during the conference.

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Broadcasting companies panicking due to conscription of top-ranking male actors
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Male actors in their twenties will be vanishing from the acting scene and broadcasting companies are worried as these actors are all top-ranking, lead actors that are spearheading the Hallyu wave.

As all men in Korea must enter mandatory military service before the age of 30, mainly stars that were born from 1986 to 1988 are the target to enter service this and next year. These include Yoo Ahin, Kim Hyunjoong, Yoon Siyoon, Lee Minho, Lee Seunggi, Jang Geunsuk, and Kim Soohyun.

Broadcasting companies are especially feeling the pressure as the afore-mentioned actors tend to be the first go-to options for male leads for their dramas. These actors are, however, turning their heads to movies for their next schedules to try to lessen the impact of their absence to the public while on their hiatus putting broadcasting companies in a dilemma when casting for future dramas. (As movies are filmed in advance, enlisting actors tend to prefer to film movies before entering service so that these movies will play in theaters while the actors are in the military, creating a facade that the actors are still promoting so that the public do not forget about their presence.)

Fans do not have to fret too much, however, as there will also be much-loved actors returning to the celebrity scene from enlistment as well. Actors Song Joongki, Yoo Seungho, and Lee Jaehoon will be completing their service in 2015 March, 2014 December, and 2014 July respectively. As all three actors received explosive attention and love before enlisting, the effect of their return is also something to look forward to.

This transition may bring a fresh breeze to Korean media and we anticipate what the future holds in store!

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