9 K-drama Stars Who May Be Leaving For Military Service This Year


What a blow to K-drama fans! The newest list of eligible stars who may be serving military service this year is shocking. At first this list was suspected of being a hoax, but the stars listed are at about the right age. Here’s a list of the actors who have been named by Korean media as soon to be taking their military leave, including their birth dates.

1. Jang Geun Suk (August 4, 1987, will be 27 this year)

janggeunsuk2. Kim Hyun Joong (June 6, 1986, will be 28 this year)


3. Park Yoo Chun (June 4, 1986, will be 28 this year), 4. Kim Jae Joong (January 26, 1986, already 28), 5. Kim Junsu (December 15, 1986, will be 28 this year)


Oh no! The entire JYJ group?


6. Jung Yunho (February 6, 1986)

yunhomilitary7. Lee Seung Gi (January 13, 1987)

leeseunggi8. Lee Min Ho (June 22, 1987, will be 27 this year)

leeminho9. Kim Soo Hyun (February 16, 1988)

kimsoohyunWatch a 400 year old alien hunk fall for a beautiful actress in My Love from Another Star

Fans are crying their hearts out already!

It is interesting how close these superstars are in their ages and even birth dates.


In South Korea it is an obligation of all males between the ages of 18 to 35 to serve their military service. The length of service varies depending on the military branch: 21 months for Army and Marines, 23 months for Navy, 24 months for Air Force. The non-active duty service, e.g. civil service or public service worker, is from 24 months to 36 months. Athletes who win medals at the Olympic Games or gold medals at the Asian Games are granted exemptions but still have to serve four weeks in basic training.


Aha, I see a loophole for Kim Soo Hyun: Someone who is at least 400 years old doesn’t have to serve in the military, right?

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[News] 121109 JYJ Members and Various Celebrities attended VIP Movie Premiere of ‘Jackal Is Coming’, Shown Great Support for Kim JaeJoong

[News] 121109 JYJ Members and Various Celebrities Attended VIP Movie Premiere of ‘Jackal Is Coming’, Shown Great Support for Kim JaeJoong

On 8th November, VIP movie premiere of ‘Jackal is Coming’, starring Kim Jae Joong and Song Ji Hyo, was held at Lotte Cinema Konkuk university in Seoul.
Many well-known celebrities were invited to the premiere, such as Kim Hyun Joong, Park Eun Hye, Kara’s Nicole, Nine Muses, Lee Kwang Soo, Kim Ji Young and many more. Kim Jae Joong’s fellow JYJ members Kim JunSu and Park Yoo Chun were seen giving great support for Kim Jae Joong.
‘Jackal is Coming’ is a romantic comedy about a top star and a beautiful killer who tries to kill the star. The movie will be released on November 15.

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[NEWS + PICS] 120414 JYJ’s Jaejoong Makes An Appearance on MBC’s ‘K-Pop Star Captivating the World’

[NEWS + PICS] 120414 JYJ’s Jaejoong Makes An Appearance On MBC’s ‘K-Pop Star Captivating the World’

On April 14th, JYJ‘s Jaejoong made an appearance on the MBC special ‘K-Pop Star Captivating the World‘.

The special episode is a documentary that followed Hallyu megastar Kim Hyun Joong for his Japanese arena tour, Korean fan meeting, and his upcoming comeback activities scheduled for June this year. The special episode is receiving much attention because of the appearance of Jaejoong.

As many of you know, it’s very difficult for the JYJ members to appear on television, so fans were quite happy when they saw Jaejoong make an appearance.

Kim Hyun Joong arrived to meet his good friend Jaejoong at Jaejoong’s restaurant “Bum’s Story“. Kim Hyun Joong talked about how they lived together for a year but because of their busy schedules they only saw each other for a month or two while living together. Jaejoong explained, “When Kim Hyun Joong returns back to Korea, I usually have to go overseas and when I return, he has to go back overseas“.

Kim Hyun Joong also revealed that when he went through a tough time, Jaejoong wrote him a letter and that he still keeps that letter to his side to this day. Jaejoong also stated he received a reply letter from Kim Hyun Joong and questioned out loud, “Is it Ok for guys to write each other letters?” while sharing a hearty laugh.

The two enjoyed a nice meal together and the customary servings of Soju.

Bonus: Caps from the Documentary:

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[Information] 120107 CH[V] Thailand Asian Chart

[Info] 120107 CH[V] Thailand Asian Chart

#3 Get Out – JYJ
#5 B.U.T (Beautiful) – Tohoshinki (new entry)

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120109 [News} The Cute Quotient

[News] The Cute Quotient

By Primastuti Handayani
The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network
Saturday, Jan 07, 2012

South Korea’s best-known export today is not pickled cabbage.

Instead, it comes in a sleek, pretty package and suits the tastes of people across Asia – especially young women – and increasingly the world.

Move over, kimchi. Come on down, K-pop male idols.

In the past few years, Indonesian teenage girls, like their peers across Asia and increasingly in Europe, have become devoted fans of Hallyu (Korean wave) entertainers such as Choi Si-won of Super Junior, Kim Jaejoong of JYJ (formerly a member of DBSK/TVXQ), SS501′s Kim Hyun-joong and many more.

Back in 2009, the era of Bae Yong-joon with his famous Winter Sonata TV series gave way to protégé Hyun-joong in the role of Yoon Ji-hoo in Boys Before Flowers.

Jaejoong’s Protect the Boss and Si-won’s Poseidon, produced in 2011, have captured the hearts of fans who watch the series however they can – cable TV, video streaming, pirated DVDs or on YouTube.

Asian countries, especially Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, have turned out plenty of attractive young entertainers in the past, but these Korean men – stylish, well groomed and well built – fulfill a fantasy for young women of the very handsome boy next door.

According to psychologist Dewi Dewo, moviegoers want to see men who are good-looking but not intimidating.

“Why do sweet-looking boys sell? Because the trend today is for them. Even young stars from the West are cute guys,” she says.

Tati Winarsih, the author of Seoulvivor, a book on K-pop hot spots in Seoul released late November, believes that it’s only natural for everybody to want to see “beautiful creatures”.

“These girls really love those pretty boys because despite their beautiful look, they are still able to show their macho side, their manly character. They aren’t effeminate despite their beauty,” she says, adding that reality shows have helped the stars to reveal their true selves to their fans.

The dramas also sell Korea.


The comprehensive training system, according to SM Entertainment CEO Kim Young-min, is the secret behind the success of K-pop.

SM is currently the biggest entertainment agency in South Korea, with its stable of stars including DBSK, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x).

“If a group concept is chosen, then the members start training their foreign languages, dancing and singing,” he was quoted as saying by Soompi.com. “I think the most important aspect of training is training a celebrity’s personality.”

“Creating” a superstar is not a cheap enterprise.

SM founder, Lee So-man, revealed how his agency spent 4 billion won (S$5.1 million) grooming the original five members of DBSK, according to Chosun.

The amount doubled as the group – named the best second-generation K-pop band from their 2004 debut until they splintered into DBSK and JYJ in 2009 following a legal dispute – started producing their album and doing promotions.

The enormous investment pays off: The artists, once successful and popular, are veritable money machines.

According to one estimate, the Hallyu may have generated as much as US$4 billion in sales in 2011, a 14 per cent increase from the previous year. The number is likely to grow given the high demand for more concerts and fan meetings overseas.


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111115 Kim Hyun Joong “Break Down’ featuring Double K

I’m probably running across this late, but even though the subject seems typical (boy wants girl) this song performed by Kim Hyun Joong and Double K has a fast, dynamic beat and the dancing is strong.

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NEWS 110728 Kim Hyun Joong and TVXQ Depart For Japan

[News] 110728 Kim Hyun Joong and TVXQ depart for Japan

On the morning of July 28th, Kim Hyun Joong and TVXQ were spotted at Gimpo Airport as they were making their way to their respective flights for Japan.

Kim Hyun Joong is heading to Japan for his ‘Break Down‘ showcase that’s being held at the Tokyo International Forum on the 29th. At the event, the star will meet with approximately 1,500 people, including reporters and fans, while promoting his new mini-album. Kim Hyun Joong will be performing songs from ‘Break Down’, and is expected to put on a powerful stage.

The idol stated, “It seems just like yesterday that I began preparing for my album, but I’ve already concluded my activities in Korea. It doesn’t seem real. When I see my fans again, I will try to show a more mature and advanced side of myself“.

Furthermore, for the month of August, Kim Hyun Joong will be traveling to other countries like Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines to promote his album.

Meanwhile, TVXQ is heading to Japan for their “Superstar” promotions. Fans immediately noticed that Changmin’s right hand was still in a cast, indicating that he’s still recovering from an injury he sustained earlier this month during dance rehearsals.

Check out the photos from the airport below!

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Translation 110615 Celebrities are Normal Human Beings Too

[Translation] 110615 Celebrities are normal human beings too. U-Know Yunho and Kim Hyun Joong revealed embarrassing physiological stories

Idols U-Know Yunho and Kim Hyun Joong recently revealed their embarrassing stories due to physiological reactions in a tv program and made audiences laughed.

On 14th’s SBS TV Strong Heart Battle of the Kings episode, TVXQ U-Know Yunho and singer-actor Kim Hyun Joong revealed the stories that happened due to physiological reactions.

U-Know Yunho said, “That was during the filming of Cola CF, and (I) drank 23 bottles at a go, in order to capture the best look.” He continued, “The CF company’s staffs were all ladies and from the start I used my deep voice and greeted them, leaving them a good impression. But later on, due to a natural physiological reaction, I thanked them with a very weird voice in the end,” this set the whole audience laughing. (T/N: He burped in the midst of saying thanks. lol)

After which, Kim Hyun Joong revealed, “During the filming of street program, School of Rock, (I) had wanted to go to the toilet but did not make it thus I endured it. Right next to the lecture hall was the toilet and have decided to run to the toilet right before the female high school students came in. But behind me there were some students following. I thought it would be embarrassing if I was to dash to the toilet therefore I made a turn into the waiting room of the lecture room instead. Later at the backstage, I found a very dusty and old plastic bottle and used a scissor to cut it open…… and I told myself to keep this story to myself till I die. But I threw the plastic bottle right out of the window,” leaving everyone roaring with laughter.

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[Trans] Interview #1: Kim Jaejoong Says, “TVXQ, The Problem Wasn’t Between The Members”

For TVXQ, the nation’s top idol group, July of 2009 is an unforgettable moment in time. The group split up when three members, Xiah Junsu, Micky Yoochun and YoungWoong Jaejoong, filed an exclusive contract suspension injunction against SM Entertainment on the grounds that, ‘A 13-year contract is unjust’. Fans who had fallen for these five ‘pin-up boys’ were devastated; everything had looked fine on the outside when it fact, the inside had rotted and collapsed. These three members formed a new group JYJ and chose a path that was independent from their former agency. But the environment that surrounds them in the entertainment industry is not a friendly one. There are times when they must sit in dismay under the scrutiny of cold gazes.

Two years after the group split, we invited Jaejoong to an interview with us over a few glasses of beer to represent his fellow JYJ members as they have successfully hit off their World Tour in Thailand. He showcased all his talents this performance by taking on the role of the concert’s director. You could still see the feeling of relief etched on his face from completing the concert successfully; his expression was bright. What stuck out the most was his white and smooth skin.

▶JYJ’s Concert in Thailand, Jaejoong’s Debut as a Director

-I heard that the concerts in Thailand were a hit.

“It was all thanks to our fans. Though there are parts that I wish I could go back and fix, I was so happy that we created a performance for the sole purpose of singing our songs. I felt a surge of emotions back then.”

-I saw that people cheered the loudest for you during the concert…

“No way. (laughter) But if that’s the case, then I think it was because of the red, see-through outfit that I wore. (laughter)”

-Then what about the outfits of the other members?

“Park Yoochun has the manliest image in JYJ so he wore blue, and I matched Kim Junsu with green because of his humorous image. I wanted to represent my slightly epicene image.”

-You must have had priority because you were the director.

“(laughter) That’s right. Because it’s all up to the director. I want to keep directing in the future.”

-We’re having an interview today over a few glasses of beer, but what’s your usual drinking capacity?

“I’m a moderate drinker. But when I have a lot to drink, my face gets really red. There are times when I have a glass of sake or beer when I’m at home alone and can’t seem to fall asleep.”

▶His mobile phone start-up screen is still a picture of TVXQ

-Let’s start off with a difficult question. What is TVXQ to you?

“There are still a few rough patches to fix. But I can assure you that the problem wasn’t amongst the members. I believe there were lies and misunderstandings that surrounded us. Personally, I think that we could still straighten out all the misunderstandings. I could send the other members a text right now if you wanted me to. Actually, the start-up screen on my phone is still a picture of TVXQ.”

-You must have felt very sad during the concert.

“The thought ‘It would have been better if the two other members were with us. I’m sure we’d be making greater music then.’ was running through my head.”

-Any other regrets?

“It’s been seven since TVXQ debuted in 2004 with the single ‘Hug’. We even have at least 100 songs that we performed in Japan. But we can’t sing those songs anymore. It’s so regrettable.”

During our conversation, he showed me the picture on his start-up screen. He even confessed that he listens to TVXQ albums often, though his friends tell him not to. The funny thing is that he has six mobile phones in total. He said, “It’s because I get so many prank calls,” and “I thought that it would be better to use five or six phones at a time instead of changing my number on a regular basis.“

▶One hot photo: the luxurious interior of your house? “I saw and ordered it online.”

-There are a lot of your photos that are becoming a hot topic these days, but what’s this about a photo of you as a high schooler with your date?

“Ah, I saw that too. I think it was in the Myeongdong area in Seoul and I’m sure it was when I was in high school because it was before my debut. I was in fact on a date with my girlfriend. But it was such a long time ago and I haven’t been in touch with her for a while.”

-What about the photo you took with Kang Yebin?

“Oh, that was at my birthday party on January 26th. I met with some friends at a bar near Apgujeong, Seoul and that’s when I saw her for the first time. I didn’t know her very well but I got to meet her because she had come with a friend of hers who was a screenwriter. She was actually sitting way back and I was sitting up front, but the camera angle made it seem like we were leaning on each other. (laughter)”

-Who else was there at your party?

“Most of them were my non-celebrity friends. A few celebrities who came were Hong Seok Chun and Narsha.”

-The luxurious interior of your new house also became a hot topic.

“I created the theme myself. But it’s not luxurious at all. 80% of the things in the house are cheap products that you can order online. I really like decorating rooms. When I was living with Kim Hyun Joong, I was in charge of the interior design of the house.”
▶He used to live with Kim Hyun Joong but now he lives alone

-I heard that you used to live with Kim Hyun Joong from ‘Boys Over Flowers’.

“I lived with him for about a year till the second half of last year. Early this year, Hyun Joong moved to Cheongdam-dong and I moved to Jamshil.“

-How did you meet Hyun Joong?

“I got to know him by chance before our debut. We’ve been friends ever since.”

-It must be that handsome guys have some sort of connection.

“I don’t think that’s it… (laughter). When I first saw Hyun Joong, I thought he looked kind of pitiful. He was a lanky kid who looked like he didn’t have any friends. (laughter) I think that’s why I felt more affectionate towards him.”

-Your friendship with Park Yong Ha was quite special.

“My heart still feels a pang of pain when I think about him. It happened while I was travelling to the US after our Tokyo Dome performance in Japan. As soon as I arrived at the airport in the US, I got a call from Yong Ha. He asked me where I was; I told him I was in the US and he said, ‘Ah, okay, good luck with your concert and we should meet up for a glass of soju soon’. Who would have thought that those would be his last words to me… And then two days later, I heard that he had ended his life.“

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