philippine rating of BOF

TNS Nationwide Ratings May 11 – Monday ABS-CBN Boys Over Flowers 24.6 (8th) vs. Fated To Love You 19.5 May 12 – Tuesday ABS-CBN Boys Over Flowers 28.1 (4th) vs. Fated To Love You 18.0 (Fated To Love You is currently airing in the rival network of ABS-CBN.) On its first day, it was on the 8th place and yesterday, it jumped 4 steps and landed on the 4th place. Hopefully, it will have 30%+ by tonight’s airing… Fighting~

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Kim Hyun Joong And Park Shin Hye became close after being drenched with 10,000 liters of water

Credits : newsinfo@hankyung.com + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com

Pretty boy Kim HyunJoong and lively Park Shinhye playing on the street and enjoying their date? By just looking at their smiles, this couple playing with the cool water would catch one’s attention. This is one scene from their TV commercial for DK (Dynamic Kin), a carbonated drink from Coca-cola.

This DK commercial is filmed at the end of April, where Kim HyunJoong and Park ShinHye presents themselves as the ‘Refreshing DK couple’ in the commercial concept and had to express a refreshing content of ‘Refresh with fresh natural lemon lime and explosive refreshness!’’

In this DK commercial, everything that Kim HyunJoong and Park ShinHye touches with carbonated dink DK will burst into cool refreshing water from all over, establishing a refreshed feeling. Despite the exhaustion of their busy schedules, both enjoying the filming, Kim HyunJoong is always as enthusiastic with everything, bright and lively Park ShinHye is in all smiles from the start till the end of the filming, playing around with ‘Come and catch me~’ and running around in the water sprays.

In order to film Kim HyunJoong and Park ShinHye being splashed with cool water from all directions, they mobilized a tank truck filled with 10,000 litres of water to get the effect for the filming for many hours. In the chilly weather, they looked after each other so as not to catch a cold and it made the other people envious of them.

Park ShinHye was awkward from the start of this commercial filming, she had no rest and had to continuously move around, and her liveliness was seen throughout the filming.

The last scene of the filming is Kim HyunJoong blocking the water with DK and closing up on Park ShinHye and then both fading behind a shade. Being splashed by the water the whole day long and having an enjoyable time, Park ShinHye has become friendlier without her initial awkwardness and finally ended the commercial filming with almost not much NG for the kiss scene.

Kim HyunJoong and Park ShinHye said “Because we are already exhausted from our busy schedules, we were worried and nervous about how we could express the commercial concept of ‘Refreshing DK couple’. We hope that we can bring refreshed feeling to the people who felt exhausted physically and mentally due to their busy work by watching us, so we played with the water and ran around, play around and enjoyed the filming.”

Carbonated drink DK commercial will be released in June.

TNS National TV Ratings (May 11) Boys Over Flowers smells sweet on its debut

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Boys Over Flowers, the Korean vresion of the hit Taiwanese series Meteor Garden which starred the phenomenal F4, premiered last night, May 11, in ABS-CBN. The Koreanovela generated a rating of 24.6 percent on its debut to place 8th overall.

May Bukas pa still holds the crown as the No. 1 primetime series with 38.7 percent. Tayong Dalawa climbed to No.2 with 37.5 percent, while Only You dropped to No.3 with 36.8 percent.

Completing the Top 5 are TV Patror World (29.1 percent) and Zorro (25.6 percent)

Occupying the rest of the Top 10 are 24 Oras, Totoy Bato, All Aboout Eve and Fated to Love You.

Meanwhile, the daytime race has a new leader, Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers slipped past Wowowee; 23.2 percent vs 22.9 percent.

They were followed by Kambal sa Uma, Dapat ka bang Mahalin?, and Paano ba ang Mangarap to complete the Top 5.

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA programs for May 11 based on the overnight ratings of taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households:

May 11, Monday
Non-Primetime

Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.7% vs Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 3.8%
Lastikman (ABS-CBN) 12.3% vs Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.1%
Reborn (ABS-CBN) 12.6% vs Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 6%
Naruto (ABS-CBN) 11.1% vs One Piece (GMA-7) 8.3%
Mr, Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 8.9% vs Slam Dunk (GMA-7) 10.7%
Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 8.7% vs SiS (GMA-7) 7%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 12.7% vs Lalola (GMA-7) 9.3%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 22.9% vs Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 15.1% and Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 15.2%
Kambal sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 22.8% vs Paano ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 19.8%
Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 23.2 % vs Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) 21.1%
Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 18.2% & Naruto Shipuuden (ABS-CBN) 15.5 vs Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 8.8%
Hot Shot (ABS-CBN) 14.1% vs Nodame Cantabile (GMA-7) 10.1%

Primetime
Pinoy Bingo Night (ABS-CBN) 16.8% vs Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) 18.2%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 29.1% vs 24 Oras (GMA-7) 25.2%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 38.7% vs Zorro (GMA-7) 25.2%
Only You (ABS-CBN) 36.8% vs Totoy Bato (GMA-7) 25%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 37.5% vs All About Eve (GMA-7) 20.1%
Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 24.6% vs Fated to Love You (GMA-7) 19.5%
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 13.1% vs Ripley’s Believe it or Not (GMA-7) 11.8%
Bandila (ABS-CBN) 6.6% vs Saksi (GMA-7) 6.4%
Kalye (ABS-CBN) 3.5% & Games Update Live (ABS-CBN) 1.2% vs I-Witness (GMA-7) 3.7%

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HOLLYWOOD BOWL

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On May 9th, 2009, the historic Hollywood Bowl housed the seventh Korea Times Music Festival. The K-music bonanza included groups SS501, SNSD, and SHINee, artists Lena Park, Lee Juk, Baek Ji Young, and an awesome mini-G.O.D. reunion with Son Ho Young (who also assumed MC duties), Kim Tae Woo, and Park Joon Hyung. The concert kicked off with Kim Tae Woo singing the Korean national anthem:

The first couple of performers were clearly aimed towards the ahjummahs and ajusshis, with the mostly teenage crowd subdued, restless with anticipation for the idol stars to come. When Lee Juk paused and said “So Nyuh Shi Dae Taeyeon“, however, the crowd exploded. The duo performed “Goose’s Dream”, and although Taeyeon’s first low notes were quiet (you can’t see that in the fancam, but mic problems were a pattern for SNSD), once the chorus kicked in, the two really revved up their voices.

Later, Baek Ji Young entertained with her set, which included songs “Like Being Hit By A Bullet” and “Real Lips”. After the intermission, popular veteran trot singer Tae Jin Ah took the stage. He knew that many of the younger adolescents at the concert only knew him because he was Eru’s dad, and hilariously picked up this sign while he sang Lena Park wowed the crowd with her powerful pipes and brought back the Taeyeon-like screams when she performed Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” with SNSD’s Jessica. The ice princess’s professionalism was impressive, as she sang the song remarkably well even though she could barely hear her own voice due to the audience’s screaming and her fallen-off earpiece. The concert powers decided, for whatever reason, to pack all of the idols at the end. Kim Tae Woo and Son Ho Young with ex-bandmate Park Joon Hyung performed separately before they joined together to create mini-G.O.D. While the later idols may be more popular, and may have caused more fansanity, mini-G.O.D. put on the most rockin’ performance with their pre-military hits “Friday Night”, “One Candle”, and “0%”. After mini-G.O.D. covered the crowd in lighter fluid, Korea’s dongsaengs SHINee lit them on fire with their hits “AMIGO” and “Noona Is So Pretty (Replay)“. Some fans were disappointed, however, that the group only performed two songs and didn’t communicate with the crowd at all. But the preteen pentagon still performed very professionally, with their slinky-esque legs and abdomens dancing together in slick, tight, synchronized motions as their noonas shrieked the bowl into a frenzy. Then THE group of 2009 so far, SNSD, took the stage as 18,000 throats rained down screams of love. They performed “Girl’s Generation” and “Himnae (Way To Go)” around their ultrahit “Gee”. Thousands of fans crab-walked, perfume-smelled, and drew gees in the air simultaneously with the joyful So Nyuhs. As mentioned before, however, some of the mics did not work so well, and fans were especially disappointed at the limiting of Taeyeon’s usually awesome vocal showcase at the end of Gee. Note: Sooyoung and Tiffany kissing Hyoyeon on the cheek during “Girl’s Generation” (2:00 of the video). The S♡NEs went bananas for that. SS501 closed out the idol performances with four songs, including “U R Man”, “Deja Vu”, and the Boys Over Flowers track “Because I’m Stupid”. The charismatic namjas put on an amazing performance, with sweet transitions, perfect choreography, and many awesome moments – including Hyun Joong and Jung Min’s slow descension to the rest of the band during “Because I’m Stupid”. The ending with “Deja Vu” is also a must-watch. Now that’s how you end your first performance in America. ooo cleavage. The finale had mini-G.O.D. and SS501 whooping it up with a collection of songs, but SHINee and SNSD were conspicuously absent from the final stage. All in all, a thrilling concert for American fans who rarely get a glimpse of their Korean heroes. P.S. Just to add a little personal stamp on this article (since I was at the concert and stayed at the Wilshere Grand with the stars), here’s a picture of Tiffany my friend took one of the times we were alone with her. And I present to you… Tiffany’s scalp!

credits article from allkpop

STAR OF KOREAN BOYS OVER FLOWERS: I want to show I can act too

STAR OF KOREAN BOYS OVER FLOWERS: I want to show I can act too
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Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden shot actors Jerry Yan and Vic Chou to instant fame.

Now, Boys Over Flowers, the Korean adaptation of popular manga Hana Yori Dango, which will air on Channel U from 16 May at 9.30pm, looks set to turn its good-looking cast into international idols.

KIM HYUN JOONG, 22
Plays Yoon Ji Hoo, the Korean version of Hanazawa Rui

To female protagonist Geum Jan-di, Ji Hoo is her first love and occasional chauffeur who always stays silently by her side when she’s down.

This is Hyun Joong’s first acting attempt though he’s no stranger to showbiz. He was the frontman of band SS501 and already had a trail of admiring fans.

He said: ‘A lot of people are biased towards singers-turned-actors, and I hope to convince them otherwise through my hard work.’

He reportedly read the script hundreds of times, rehearsed scenes on his own repeatedly and researched autism to play the autistic JiHoo.

He even watched the Taiwanese and Japanese versions of the drama and bought two complete sets of the manga to read.

LEE MIN HO,21
Plays Goo Joon Pyo, the Korean version of Tsukasa Domyoji

Min Ho’s career has been far from smooth.

First, he is prone to getting hurt during filming – the worst being an accident in 2006.

He said: ‘It landed me in hospital for six months. I often wondered what I’d do if I couldn’t walk or act again. It was a very painful period.’

To make matters worse, his first leading role in Run Mackerel in 2007 was reduced from 24 episodes to only eight episodes. Viewership for his following drama, I Am Sam, was also dismal.

Hopefully, things will turn around with Boys Over Flowers.

‘People who give up hoping will never find success. Victory isn’t important. What matters is persistence and never giving up.

‘Even if met with failure, the never-say-die attitude is still admirable.’

KIM BUM, 19
Plays So Yi Jung, the Korean version of Sojirou Nishikado

Kim Bum reportedly agreed to take on this role after he met the Taiwanese F4. He was amazed at the sheer number of crazy fans the four actors had even a decade after Meteor Garden was aired.

KIM JOON, 24
Plays Song Woo Bin, the Korean version of Akira Mimasaka

Kim Joon does not have much screen time in the drama but the music group he belongs to, T-Max, performed the drama’s theme song, Paradise.

He said: ‘My horizon has widened since acting in the drama and I feel my potential slowly emerging.’

KOO HYE SUN, 24
Plays Geum Jan-di, the Korean version of Tsukushi Makino

In her few years in showbiz, Hye Sun has made countless appearances in commercials, music videos and variety shows.

She also scored a leading role in the hit drama Hearts Of Nineteen.

She recently released her first novel.

# This article was translated from the latest issue of U-Weekly

Kim Bum, Son DamBi and Joo Jin Mo casted for new SBS drama ‘Dream’

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Boys Over Flowers cast Kim Bum has been casted together with Son DamBi and Joo Jin Mo as the main character to SBS new drama ‘Dream’ to be aired in September.

Kim Bum will plays a character who turned from a rebellious kid to a combat sports player with the help of sports agent agent Nam JaeYeol (played by Joo Jin Mo). In this drama, Kim Bum will shed the pretty boy image for the tough man image.

And because there are many scenes in the drama where Kim Bum has to go naked on top, he is currently working on building up his body.

And singer Son DamBi will play Park So Yeon, the daughter of Nam Jae Yeol.

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Netizens can’t stop talking about 2NE1 ‘plagiarising

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As if talking about it for once is not enough, netizens continue ona spree about the plagiarism issues on YG upcoming 2NE1’s debut.

Previously, there were talks about how their ‘Fire’ MV plagiarises singer M.I.A ‘Jimmy’ MV concept, now they are moving on to say that the group even copy of M.I.A’s fashion concept.

Netizens comparing the fashion concept of M.I.A with that of 2NE1.

There are also talks about how the ‘diaper suit’ that Park Bom was in for their new photoshoot is a ripoff from M.I.A’s during Grammy Awards 2009 video provided by BOMtarat.