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Archive for November 11, 2010

6th Special of ‘Playful Kiss’ revealed through YouTube

MBC’s ‘Playful Kiss‘ came to an end on the 21st of October. The drama went against some tough competition and suffered in the ratings department. Despite that, the show grew a small die-hard fan base and they were quite disappointed to see the show end so soon. However, that disappointment was somewhat turned around when there was news stating that Playful Kiss would continue airing via special episodes through video sharing website Youtube. The announcement also mentioned that it will have a different storyline than the TV version!

We have posted the 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st specials before, and now check out the 6th special below!

Kim Hyun Joong stated, “Since Youtube doesn’t have strict restrictions, we were able to show a steamier love scene than on television. I believe that the couple will look more natural than on TV. Youtube is a place where netizens of the entire world can share and communicate. I hope ‘Playful Kiss’ can participate in the phenomenon and become an international icon.”

Meanwhile, the special episodes of Playful Kiss will be divided into seven different videos, about 10 minutes each.

On November 17th and 18th, making-of films including special NG cuts will also be released!

Source: ytkiss


Kim Hyun Joong talks about the impact of Youtube on the Hallyu wave on CNN

Earlier this week, we revealed that reporter Anna Coren from CNN’s Talk Asia program would be doing a feature series on Korea due to the country’s hosting of the G20 Seoul Summit this week.

An interview was conducted with actor Kim Hyun Joong, who is the male lead for the international-hit drama, “Playful Kiss“. Since “Playful Kiss” is currently releasing special web episodes throughYoutube as a response to the high demand from fans, Kim Hyun Joong discussed the significance of Youtube in spreading awareness about Korean culture.

His cut from the program has just made its way onto the net. Check it out below!


Kim Hyun Joong wins the ‘Best Dresser Award’

Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong is known for both his swoon-worthy looks and his tasteful style, but was recently granted an award which entrenched his reputation.The multi-talented entertainer won the ‘Best Dresser Award’ from the ‘2010 Sky Perfect TV Awards‘, hosted in Tokyo on November 10th.

Upon receiving this honor, Kim Hyun Joong expressed his utmost feelings of gratitude and happiness.

Kim Hyun Joong will next head to Guangzhou, China where he is scheduled to sing the theme song at the ‘16th Asian Games‘ opening ceremony on November 12th.

Source + Image: Asia Today

 


“2010 Melon Music Awards” opens its first round of online votes

The “2010 Melon Music Awards” will be holding its first poll for the best artists of the year, starting November 11th and concluding on the 21st.

This poll will be the first of two rounds – this preliminary vote will determine the top 30, while the second vote finalizes the nominations for the “2010 Melon Music Awards”. The second vote will factor in digital music sales from the Melon website, as well.

Users will be able to vote for a total of 30 teams to be chosen as the ‘most loved artists of the year’, and can submit their selections on the site up to 10 times a day.

MelOn will also be releasing a digital single album titled “2010 Melon Music Awards Nominees“, featuring hit tracks from the 30 artists nominated for the ‘Top 10′ award.

The awards ceremony will be held on December 15th.

Source + Photo: 2010 Melon Music Awards website