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Boys Before Flowers' Lee Min Ho & Kim Bum Nominees For Best New Actor




F4 members Lee Min Ho and Kim Bum have been nominated as candidates for the Best New Male Actor for the 44th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards held on February 27th.

The two are showered with the love of their fans playing F4 members Goo Jun Pyo and So Lee Jung in current popular KBS drama, ‘Boys Over Flowers.’

Lee Min Ho has been nominated for his role on ‘Boys Over Flowers’ while Kim Bum for his role as young Song Seung Hun in MBC drama ‘East Of Eden.’

Also competing in the same category is Uhm Gi Joon for ‘World’s Within,’ Lee Sang Woo for ‘First Wives Club’ and Jung Gyu Woon for his role in ‘Women Of The Sun.’

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Lee Min Oh's Love Scandals


Lee Min Ho, who became wildly popular after acting as Goo Joon Pyo in “Boys Before Flowers”, recently revealed that he will have more love scandals in the near future.

Lee Min Ho plays the leader of the legendary F4 in the drama. Shortly after the broadcast of episode 1 on the 5th Jan, rumours regarding him and Davich member Kang Min Kyung in a love relationship were circulated on the internet. Hence, he was a little embarrassed recently because of the rumour.

During the interview, Lee Min Ho said: “Even before broadcast, I have already predicted that there will be such rumours regarding Kang Min Kyung and me. My intimate photos and KTV videos taken with her were widely discussed and spread around on the internet. But before this drama ends, there will be 3 others about to be in a rumour with me. They are Park Bo Young, Moon Chae Won and Choi Eun Seo.

Coincidentally, these are all the rising stars in the current Korean entertainment circle. Kang Min Kyung has maintained a very close relationship with Lee Min Ho since debut while Park Bo Young (Speed Scandal) and Moon Chae Won (The Painter of the Wind) have collaborated with him in “Our School E.T”.

Lee Min ho said: “They are like ‘brothers’ to me. I like to be close with my very good friends. I have two ex-girlfriends after 19, but none since then. I’m definitely not the one who steps on two boats (having 2 lovers at the same time) and will also not easily enter into a relationship. I like pure and demure girls.”

Source: IS PLUS


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F4’s Lee Minho shares his sob story with the world


Like any other top ranked star, Lee Minho, the main character of KBS‘ hit drama “Boys before Flowers” (F4), shares his sob story that strangely enough sounds like the sob story of so many other actors and singers.


He revealed that it was only through the trials and tribulations of being part of two “not-so-successful” dramas as well as a car accident that helped him land the role as Ku Jun-pyo, the leader of the F4.

Although we know this is just a way for him and the drama to get more attention, please, can they be any more unoriginal and reuse the line “My past has made me into who I am today”.

Yet, even with such an unoriginal interview, the Korean girls and ajummas are eating it all up. The women of Korea are fawning over how he is perfect for this role and how through his portrayal of Ku, he makes them want to not only relate but want to take care of him as well. (oh please…)

credit: http://popseoul.com/2009/01/15/f4s-lee-minho-shares-his-sob-story-with-the-world/
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Lee Minho Wishes You a Happy New Year


Lunar New Year is upon us and of course, now that pretty boy Lee Minho has become famous overnight for his leading role in “Boys Over Flowers,” we have to know how the curly-haired F4 member is going to spend his new year.

Lee Minho is still busy shooting for the drama and has to spend the beginning of Lunar New Years on set with the rest of the crew and stuff. He says, “Today we have to start the new year off on set, and even though things are hectic, every time I think about the fans who support ‘Boys Over Flowers,’ I don’t feel a bit tired and hope that everyone will be lucky in the new year and continue to support the show.”

Enjoy these ridiculously cute pictures of Lee Minho in the traditional hanbok and Happy Lunar New Year to everybody who celebrates! May the new year be the start of many good things.



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Half Naked Min Ho Boosts Ratings for “BOF”


There used to be a time when a topless Song Seung Hun was more than enough to burn TV ratings through the roof. But that was so 2008.

Lee Minho, the star of the hit drama “Boys Over Flowers” is being hailed by TV critics as the ‘Surprise Star of 2009’ and it looks like their predictions are right.

Tuesday’s episode of “BOF” brought in their best rating so far with 24.8% (based on TNS Media) inching closer to “East of Eden” (26.5%). Episode 6 featured the cast vacationing in the beautiful island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific.

Female fans of the show gushed over Lee Minho’s “slim and muscular body” during his scenic beach-side date with Jandi (Goo Hye Sun).

It surprising how the fans have slowly warmed up to the show. The actor revealed in a recent interview that being part of a huge production like “BOF” is not easy. He admitted that after the first episode, numerous message boards were filled with harsh criticisms towards him.

But just after three weeks since its initial broadcast, the drama and cast are receiving much love from the public.


credits: News and Photo: MSN Korea, Joynews + seoulbeats

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Arrogant Second Generation Chaebol

Arrogant Second Generation Chaebol, I can be one if I work hard at it


I've never been confident in looks. My family is not well off. In school and with friends, I can't be any more average. This is who I am. Sometimes I'm a loner, and sometimes I may even ignore someone else who is a loner.

And for this "me," there is a person who takes me away to New Caledonia in a private jet. And he then takes me on a private helicopter ride and whispers to me, "Can you see my heart?" Fifteen years after Cha In Pyo played a 2nd generation chaebol in the drama "Love Is in Your Heart," this new man carries a fire extinguisher and saves me from being bullied. Korea's number one chaebol group "Shinhwa's" successor, Goo Jun Pyo. As he fills my house with new furniture and electronics, the rest of the family cheers, "chaebol, chaebol!"

The drama that brings to life our fantasy, a cute but cruel drama. A new drama has emerged. "Boys Over Flowers," with the support of its fans, has closed down the gap with "East of Eden" to a mere 0.3%.

On the 20th, we met actor Lee Min Ho, who plays the role of Goo Jun Pyo in "Boys Over Flowers." Due to the planes flying overhead, the filming has stopped for the last 5 minutes. When the producer shouted, "Goo Jun Pyo, a plane!" actor LMH stared at the plane with a disgusted look and shouted, "Stop that plane!" and brought everyone to laughter.

LMH's arrogance seems natural. Asked about his sudden overnight stardom, he smiled and said he doesn't yet recognize it because he's always at the set. At the criticism that he looks too "greasy," he responds "but don't I seem more appealing as you look at me more?" He explains the greasy look is because of the perm, and he says the audience will have to stand it until episode 14. After that? He doesn't explain.

"I try to be arrogant in my daily life. I'm not exactly a pretty boy, you know. I try to overcome that deficiency with acting, but it's not easy."

Although he's getting the most attention of the F4, he himself is not happy with his performance. He gave his performance a 3 out of 10. When asked whether he was being too harsh like the character he plays, he responded that in his downtime, he practices enunciating with a pen in his mouth. He doesn't want the spotlight on him to expose all his little faults, so he focuses on every little expression and hand gesture he make in his acting.

When asked whether he feels this way because of the unrealism of the storyline itself, he outright rejected it. Although there are cheesy lines in the drama, the reason why I gave a low score for my own acting is because of my poor acting and nothing else.

LMH has been in 5 dramas and 2 films. Despite the many idol singers and pretty boys who fought for the role of Goo Jun Pyo, the producer's insistence that it had to be LMH enabled to win this role.

"I want to become known as a true actor. Like Edward Norton in 'Primal Fear,' I respect actors who can express darkness and fear with their eyes alone."

LMH says that he tries to show the two-sided nature of Goo Jun Pyo, who has money and social respect, but is a weak person inside, look real and not fake. Because the character from the original manga was more violent and more animal-like, it is hard to express the coldness of Goo Jun Pyo without this kind of violence in the drama. But I want to show the different aspects of this character, nevertheless.

At the end of the interview, LMH confessed. In this bad economy, I'm just thankful that I was given the opportunity to act. I'll try my very best.


Credits: Translations by [email protected]
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Lee Min Ho’s Blog Message


It says:
Nice to meet you, I’m lee min ho. I’m glad to meet you all through my blog.
Today, we had our filming at the place Jandi works at. However, there were too many fans gathered around that we had to stop filming.
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow, i will be busy filming, and due to the tight schedule, i have not yet been able to feel how much popular this drama is getting. I have heard from people around me how much attention this drama is getting though…
Today for the first time, after seeing how many fans came to our filming site, i came to realize the popularity of this drama. I am glad to see that there are many fans out there. I realized that from now on, i need to put even more effort into my acting. and furthermore, during my break, a fan girl asked me to give her my autograph. if i knew this was going to happen, i should have thought of a cooler autograph.(maybe, i need to find some time to practice my autograph)
filming will continue on for a long time, so please give us more attention.


Source: http://blog.brokore.com/minho/index.do
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Lee Min Ho in Another Car Accident

The danger red light flashes for KBS idol drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’. Following Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Joon’s car accidents on the way home after late night filmings, Lee MinHo is the next actor to meet with a car accident.

On the night of 26th January, Lee MinHo was going home after filming with the accompany of his manager when they met with a minor car accident. Fortunately no one was injured and Lee MinHo headed home after the situation was cleared.

But this has clearly showed the danger of doing filming late into the night for the actors. Before this, Kim Hyun Joong, who also stars in the same drama, met with an accident on 21st January, he did not sustain from any injuries but the right side of the car he was travelling in then was badly damaged.

Also on the 22nd, Kim Joon from the cast had also met with a car accident where his car had collided with another taxi but he was not injured as well. Currently, it was said that the condition for filming has been deteriorating with the actors having to do filming overnight until the wee hours of the morning.

The actors and representatives have spoken up about this, “Even though this is very tiring for us, the viewership for the show is coming out really good and we are really happy that the viewers love the show.”

Even without any filming schedules, the cast will have to do interviews and go onto broadcast programs, this makes 24 hours in one day all used up for activities. The managers to these actors are also having a tiring time. The actors would at least get to have some rest when they are travelling from one place to another but the managers are still working when the actors are having their rest time. This makes managers having to work under the conditions of sleepiness many a times, which can be dangerous.

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Lee Min Ho Sleeps on the Job

In his Japanese blog, Min Ho said that he was not acting in the above picture, he was really sleeping. During the month of January, they have a lot of outdoor filming at different locations, it is freezing cold all the time. But that day, they were filming indoor the entire day, MinHo was very happy because it was nice and warm. So he decided to get into the bed just to play around, but then before he know it, he fell asleep.

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MIN HO'S BLOG UPDATE (2009/03/23)
‘ズッコケミンホ’で新人賞をもらった日。
The day when ‘ズッコケミンホ’ received the Best Newcomer Award.


ご無沙汰しておりましたが、皆さんいかがお過ごしですか?
Please forgive me for not writing for a while, how is everyone getting along?


しばらく忙しかったので、すっかりご報告が遅くなってしまいましたが、百想藝術大賞で新人賞を頂くことができました。応援してくださった皆さん、お祝いを伝えてくださった皆さんに、ここで改めて感謝申し上げたいと思います。本当にどうもありがとうございました。
This update became very late because I was busy for quite some time. I got the award for the Best Newcomer for the 45th BAEKSANG Awards. Everyone who supported me, everyone who wished me, I will like to express my gratitude once again from here. Thank you very much.


新人賞が大事な理由は、一生でたった一度しか貰うことができない賞だからだそうですね。
皆さんだけに僕の内心をお話するなら…実は、授賞式当日は朝から期待でとってもわくわくしていました。人気賞と新人賞両方の候補にしていただいたという話を聞いた時から、特に新人賞受賞を夢見ていましたから。
The reason why Best Newcomer Award is important is because it is an award which we can only receive once in a lifetime. I will say my inner feelings only to you... Actually, on the day of the award ceremony, from morning onwards I was very excitedly looking forward to it. When I knew that I was nominated for both Popularity and Newcomer Award, especially the Newcomer Award which I dreamt of winning it.


信じられないことにレッドカーペットでコケてしまって、‘ズッコケミンホ’というあだ名を付けられちゃったけど^^ (皆さんもそのことは既にご存知ですよね?)
The unbelievable thing was I tripped at the red carpet, thus, because of that I got a nickname "zukkoke minho" ^^ ( Everyone should also know about this incident right?)


‘新人賞’をもらった瞬間の誠実な姿勢と気持ちを忘れずにこれからも頑張りますので、どうぞ変わらぬご関心と激励をいただけますよう、宜しくお願いします!
Without forgetting the sincere attitude and feeling when I received the Newcomer Award, I will continue to work hard and so, I hope I can continuously receive all the constant encouragements and concerns. Thank you!

source: Lee Min Ho's Official Japanese Blog (http://blog.brokore.com/minho/index.do)
translation: mysuperstar
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LMH's new cf
he luks sooo HOT in blue

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