Star Bites: Goo Hye Sun, Rain, Epik High, Big Bang, Kim Hyun Joong..

Roenal kindly commented and sent me a link to another lovely BOF music video, but embedding is disabled, so I’m just linking to it here (the song is almost eerily appropriate).

Billasub, a new music video/drama subbing group, is looking for translators; she’s collaborating with Jcjjica to sub To Get Her, which I’m quite excited about, and I’ve volunteered to be blog manager for Jcjjica so we’ll see if that works out.

I haven’t had a chance to watch Boys Before Flowers 16 yet , but you can download Episode 16 at Arashi.Vox(Youtube & Veoh links also) or at Aja-aja as usual.

Entertainment Bites:

Goo Hye Sun of Boys Over Flowers and SeungRi of Big Bang to perform Duet together – how…random. I suppose I’m excited to see the actress from a drama I’m very much enjoying and a member of my favorite Korean band performing together however

Epik High‘s new album comes out in March, and Se7en makes his American debut(*hollow laugh* I’m not even excited anymore. There’s only so many times a debut can be announced and then retracted before it just becomes stale) with a teaser clip on March 4th and the full “Girls” MV March 10.

Rain releases “Recollection”, a repackage of his 5th album “Rainism”, on March 5

Those under 19th won’t be allowed to purchase Big Bang‘s 2nd album Remember, due to the suggestive lyrics of Seung Ri’s solo “Strong Baby” – also known as, why I’m glad I don’t live in Korea

And, in Kim Hyun Joong news(mm!) from least to most important:

– his new hairstyle on BOF hot topic

-he went to a DBSK concert to support his friend Jaejoong

-he is to further his studies in America!!! While I’m slightly disappointed to see he’s only coming for 6 months, I’m still excited for him to learn English so he can meet me and fall madly in love and it’s most likely that he’d come to Los Angeles, which is where I live.

-he won the popularity award!! Lee Min-Ho got the newcomer award at the 45th Baek Sang Arts Awards yesterday, but Kim Hyun Joong displaced him for popularity award for male artistes in the TV category

K-Bites has red-carpet photos of him and the other F4 members(it’s almost eerie seeing them in real life, because they project the same image of charisma, togetherness, and sheer good looks in real life as they do in the drama) at the Arts Awards.

Hanfever has the complete list of winners as well as more photos(other highlights included So Ji-Sub winning Best Newcomer Award along with Kang Ji Hwan).

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Upcoming dramas in 2009(mostly Taiwanese)

Cain and Abel – premiers February 18, stars So Ji-Sub, Han Ji-Min, and Chae Jung-ahn – I am really excited about this. I love So Ji-Sub from what I’ve seen so far, and I always like a show about doctors(and brothers) 🙂

Swallow the Sun – stars Lee Wan, story about two men who grow up as best friends and then become bitter rivals

Infernal Lover, starring Mike He, also known as Hua Wu Fei Xue – not sure when this will premier, they’re shooting it right now

Superstar Express, also known as To Get Her, starring Rainie Yang, premiers February 15

Black and White, starring Vic Zhou and Mark Chao, premiers April 11(Vic, unless you deliver a good performance in this drama, I’m giving up on you. I’m not kidding)

Full House 2 is happenning but there’s precious few details on it yet aside from the fact that it will premier in August

Starlit, starring Jerry Yan and Terri Kwan(read: girl who always plays Vic Zhou’s secondary girl), began airing yesterday, but I’m going to stay as far away from it as possible. I honestly crack up every time I read the casting list again. They managed to pair together two of the absolute worst actors in the whole industry – as the main leads of a drama. I like the dramas both Jerry and Terri are in. But they can’t act to save their lives, particularly Terri.

Extravagant Challenge– starring Jerry Yan and Ariel Lin(again, two actors I don’t particularly like), the drama has been postponed indefinitely

Triple, however, is possibly the drama I’m most excited about. Stars Min Hyo-Rin and…Kang Ji Hwan, I think, though to be honest I checked three different sources and they all listed a different actor! so who knows. It’s about figure skaters, however, which imo is something you can’t go wrong with(almost). Premiers May 2009.