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Chinese Entertainment Site Votes Lee Min Ho The Biggest Hallyu Star

It"s no secret that Lee Min Ho is a well-loved actor in China but according to a recent survey he is the most popular Hallyu actor there.

In a survey conducted by the Chinese entertainment site Kugou, the star of "The Heirs earned 510,764 votes of 37 percent of the votes for his role as the conflicted chaebol Kim Tan. The survey asked voters to choose their favorite Hallyu star and the results reflect the ever-increasing popularity of k-dramas in China.

Since the drama aired, Lee Min Ho has acquired more than 20 million Weibo followers. The number of fans worldwide on his various social media accounts stands at 13 million Facebook and seven million online.

Lee Min Ho has been popular in China since he appeared as the spoiled Gun Jun Pyo in "Boys Over Flowers." His role as a man bent on revenge in the 2011 drama "City Hunter" further increased his popularity there but no one could have predicted how popular he would become as a result of his appearance in "The Heirs

Idol Stars Turned Actors Are Leading The Hallyu Wave

Korean drama contents are gradually gaining international popularity. Hallyu drama stars dominate the Asian market, and Korean dramas are quickly becoming a major export. In the midst of this drama fad are former idol stars who have successfully converted themselves into big-market actors. Former K-Pop Hallyu stars are quickly becoming K-Drama Hallyu stars.

One of the main reasons former idol superstars are popular among casting directors is the fact that they bring with themselves the international market that they dominated as K-Pop stars. JYJ"s Yoochun and FT Island"s Lee Hongki are the prime examples of this. Since they already have a massive international fanbase, their drama appearances also pique the interest of the same fanbase.

Take this for example: SBS Drama "Three Days" was exported at the highest cost ever for a K-Drama to China prior to its release

Choo Sung Hoon to return to his fighter roots in cameo for upcoming MBC drama ‘Triangle’

Choo Sung Hoon returned to his fighter roots for his cameo on upcoming MBC Mon-Tues special drama "Triangle"!

The "Choovely" dad will fight against police detective Jang Dong Soo (Lee Bum Soo) as a villain, and although the specific details have not been revealed yet, if his previous action scene with Cha Seung Won in the 2010 SBS drama "Athena" is any indication, it will be an action scene to look forward to.

The drama"s production company rep stated, "We are thankful to Choo Sung Hoon who readily decided to make a cameo during his busy schedule. It is not a simple cameo but a highlight scene in "Triangle" which the entire staff though long and hard about... We anticipate that fighter Choo Sung Hoon"s vivid action scene will make "Triangle" more entertaining to watch

Actor Jung Suk Won Joins JYJ at C-JeS Entertainment

Actor Jung Suk Won has joined a new home at C-JeS Entertainment.

C-JeS Entertainment announced on April 16, “Actor Jung Suk Won has become one of our family members. As much as he has devoted endlessly and worked hard since his debut, we will do our best to support Jung Suk Won to continue expanding his acting spectrum in the future. Please show him your support.”

Jung Suk Won made his debut through KBS’ “Belle.” He rose to fame in the 2009 SBS drama “Brilliant Legacy.” Since then he has appeared in various dramas including SBS’ “Midas,” KBS 2TV’s “Ojakgyo Brothers,” SBS’ “Rooftop Prince,” and KBS 2TV’s “Iris II: New Generation.”

Meanwhile, Jung Suk Won joins many famous names in the Korean entertainment industry at C-JeS Entertainment including JYJ, Choi Min Sik, Seol Kyung Gu, Lee Jung Jae, Lee Bum Soo, Kang Hye Jung, Song Ji Hyo, and Gummy

Jung Seok Won Signs with C-JeS Entertainment

Starting fresh in a new nest, Jung Seok Won has signed with C-JeS Entertainment.

C-JeS Entertainment announced the news on April 16, saying, “Jung Seok Won has become a part of our family. We will be doing all that we can to help Jung Seok Won, who has continuously worked hard on a number of diverse projects since his debut, expand his acting. Please continue to look over Jung Seok Won with much interest as he walks with C-JeS Entertainment.”

Jung Seok Won was recently involved in a conflict with his previous company, but signed with C-JeS Entertainment after everything was sorted out.

Jung Seok Won, who debuted in 2007, will be joining JYJ, Choi Min Sik, Lee Jung Jae, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Bum Soo, Kang Hye Jung, Gummy, and more at C-JeS Entertainment

Photo Credit: Elle

“Three Days” Park Yoochun’s Fans Go to Crazy Lengths to Show Their Love

JYJ’s Park Yoochun, starring in the drama “Three Days,” has brought about a magnificent fandom for the ‘Tae man’ in China, once again realizing the scope of his popularity.

On April 15, C-JeS Entertainment said, “In China, Park Yoochun’s popularity is explosive. Putting together ‘Tae’ from his ‘Three Days’ character name Han Tae Kyung and the word ‘man,’ the term ‘Tae man’ was coined. On major Chinese portal site Baidu, the members in Park Yoochun’s fan community number 230,000.”

Such is the power of the lead actor in a series. With Park Yoochun’s popularity, fans in China gathered roughly 200 million won (approx.. $192,000) and bought a billboard by the front gate of a shopping center in Beijing. On the billboard that spans roughly 10,700 square feet, the fans wrote, “365 days, 8760 hours, 525600 minutes, 31536000 seconds

Famous celebrity siblings in K-Pop

On April 10, it was the unofficial but still endearing National Siblings Day, which calls to mind for all K-Pop fans some of the most famous celebrity siblings in the entertainment industry! There are so many of them born from an immensely beautiful gene pool – and actually, a lot of them are twins – so check out the eye candy below!

Akdong Musician”s Chan Hyuk and Soo Hyun

T-ara”s Boram & D-Unit”s Ram

TWINS Crayon Pop”s ChoA & Way

MBLAQ”s Thunder & 2NE1″s Dara

Actress Go Eun Ah & MBLAQ”s Mir

TWINS Hwayoung & 5dolls Hyoyoung

N.Flying”s Jaehyun & Rainbow”s Jaekyung

Girls” Generation”s Jessica & f(x)”s Krystal

TWINS JYJ”s Junsu & actor Kim Moo Young

TWINS TASTY”s Daeryong & Soryong

TWINS Boyfriend”s Youngmin & Kwangmin


There are, however, a TON of other celebrity siblings in the industry, so which one is your favorite? Let us know below!

Kim Jaejoong transformed into a gangster in still cuts for ‘Triangle’

Stills from MBC's upcoming drama 'Triangle' reveals JYJ Jaejoong's character being tough and fearless.

In the photos, Jaejoong is riding a motorcycle while looking fierce in leather jacket. Jaejoong will play the character Heo Young Dal, who's real name was Jang Dong Chul but has changed after getting separated with his brothers played by actor Lee Bum Soo and ZE:A's Im Si Wan.

This is his first time to take a role like this and it has been reported that Jaejoong prepared well. The drama premieres on May 5.

Check out more preview photos below:

‘Golden Cross’ comes in third in viewer ratings for Wed-Thurs dramas

With “Generation of Youth” over, “Three Days” became the hero of Wed-Thurs drama this week at #1 in its time slot.

According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the April 10th episode of SBS” “Three Days” achieved a 12.0% viewer rating, which is a 0.7% increase from its previous viewer rating of 11.3%. It” still a few numbers shy of its highest viewer rating of 12.9%.

MBC“s “Cunning Single Lady” also went up 0.9% from a 8.2% to 9.1% viewer rating, while KBS 2TV“s “Golden Cross” premiered with a 5.7% viewer rating and dropped 0.7% to a 5.0% viewer rating.

Did you watch the premiere of “Golden Cross”?

“Three Days” follows the success of “The Heirs” and “You Came From The Stars” in China


“The Heirs” and “You Who Came From The Stars” were bigger hits in China than anyone expected.

“You Who Came From The Stars” had over two billion views in China, sparked government discussions about the future of Chinese entertainment and inspired such trends as eating the fried chicken and beer enjoyed by one of the show”s characters. The drama, which starred Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun inspired an obsessive following.

Before that “The Heirs,” starring Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye and Choi Jin Hyuk, had as many as one billion views on Youku, China”s biggest video streaming site. Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were already popular in China before “The Heirs” but the drama further boosted their popularity. Park Shin Hye plans to make several stops in China on her next world tour