Song Joong-ki says will suggest Micky bed scene if ratings

Aug 18 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Upcoming KBS TV series "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," set to premiere on August 30, has been garnering attention from viewers for a while now for two reasons. One, because it is based on hit romance novel, and two, because of its cast composed of stars Micky Yoochun (playing the role of Lee Seon-joon), Park Min-young (Kim Yoon-hee) and Song Joong-ki

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"Dong Yi" and "Giant" fight for the No. 1 spot on TV charts

Aug 18 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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MBC's historical epic "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" and SBS' "Giant" continued their fight to grab the crown for the No. 1 show in the country this week. Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statstics) on Wednesday revealed that "Dong Yi," starring Han Hyo-joo and Ji Jin-hee, held onto the title as the most-watched television show in the c...

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INTERVIEW Avex Asia Managing Dir. Buddy Marini

Aug 18 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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As former head of the international division of Japanese entertainment conglomerate Avex Group's artist management company, Buddy Marini had spearheaded artist development and international artist management in Asia for the region's top singers such as Korea's BoA and TVXQ and Japan's Ayumi Hamasaki.Now, as Managing Director of Avex Asia Limited, M...

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[JIMFF] Fest dir. Cho Sung-woo says JIMFF stronger this year

Aug 17 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Festival Director Cho Sung-woo could be called the “A to Z” of the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF). The efforts he has put into managing the JIMFF since its second year has helped make abundant both the number and quality of films screened and performances put on every year, and slowly yet surely, JIMFF's brand has started to ...

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sidusHQ denies Jun Ji-hyun moving to new agency

Aug 17 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Rumor that Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun will leave sidusHQ, her management agency of 14 years, has surfaced once again but the agency has said no decision has been made as of yet. A report carried by sports daily Sports Hankook on Tuesday said the 27-year-old actress' contract with sidusHQ ends in late August and she has decided to sign with a newly ...

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Jo Hyun-jae to hold fan meetings in Japan and Hong Kong

Aug 17 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean actor Jo Hyun-jae will be holding fan meetings in several Asian countries this coming August, according to his agency STARNHIT Entertainment on Tuesday. STARNHIT announced in a press release that Jo, who completed his mandatory two-year military service on June 19, will hold his first fan meeting in Osaka on August 21 and in Tokyo the next d...

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Song Seung-heon denies dating Son Dambi

Aug 17 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean heartthrob Song Seung-hun has said he does not mind being involved in a scandal with popular songstress Son Dambi but that a report alleging that the two are an item are "unfortunately not true."The 33-year-old actor made the remark Tuesday during a press conference for his upcoming movie "The Invincible," responding to the news published in...

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Park Jin-young receives int'l award alongside Bill Clinton

Aug 17 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Founder and CEO of JYP Entertainment Park Jin-young was honored with an international award alongside former U.S. president Bill Clinton at the World Leadership Awards last week, according to JYP Entertainment (JYPE) on Monday. JYPE announced in a press release that Park was handed the Global Ambassador Award at the World Leadership Awards held in...

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JIMFF Ku Hye-sun has affection and respect as talent

Aug 17 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Of the directors that made it into the "Korean Music Film Now" section of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, Ku Hye-sun is probably the most well-recognized. This actress, who is so versatile that she has also published a book, held an art exhibition, does music and has even taken on the challenge of making a movie which is cons...

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[JIMFF] "I only talk about today and tomorrow," says Kim Soo

Aug 16 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

JIMFF I only talk about

“I’m just doing what I like to do, I don't want to judge or make conclusions about myself. This was the response given by Kim Soo-chul, winner of the Jecheon Film Music Award at this year's 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, when asked if he thinks of himself as a rocker. There are people like him - great men who cannot be defin...

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Bread continues bakeup high ratings 7th win

Aug 16 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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KBS TV series "Bread, Love and Dreams" continued to bake up high ratings on weekly TV charts, remaining on the No. 1 spot for the seventh consecutive week. Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) and AGB Nielsen Media Research indicated that the most-watched show in the country scored viewership ratings of 44.8 percent and 42.4 per...

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[JIMFF] Opening ceremony of the 6th JIMFF

Aug 16 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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After having seen several nights of summer nights hot enough to melt the asphalt on the ground, rock artist Yoon Do-hyun and actress Kim Jung-eun, emcees of the opening ceremony of the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, brought a cool breeze with them. The wind, fresh and clear enough to cool down the heat from the daytime, did not st...

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"The Man From Nowhere" tops local box office once again

Aug 16 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

The Man From Nowhere

Korean action film "The Man From Nowhere" maintained its title as the most-watched movie in the country during the weekend of August 13 to 15, scoring its second win on the local box office. According to the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) on Monday, "Man," which opened in theaters in early August, attracted more moviegoers this weekend than the p...

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Jang Dong-gun Hollywood debut pic to open in U.S. in Dec

Aug 14 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun's first Hollywood debut film "The Warrior's Way" will open in theaters in North America on December 3, according to the film's investor Wellmade Star M on Friday. "The Warrior's Way," helmed and written by Lee Seung-moo, is a Western fantasy film based on a swordsman named Yang, played by Jang, who flees to a forgotte...

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"Bread" ranks atop TV charts for 10th week

Aug 14 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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KBS' hit series "Bread, Love and Dreams" held onto its position as the No. 1 show in the country, ranking atop both TV charts for the 10th consecutive week. Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Friday indicated that "Bread," on its 20th episode aired on August 11, brought in viewership ratings of 44.9 percent and 45.2 percent...

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