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January 2010

Jun Ji-hyun, Zhang Ziyi pull out of Wayne Wang film

Jun Ji-hyun, Zhang Ziyi pull

Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun and Chinese film star Zhang Ziyi have pulled out of Wayne Wang film "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan", according to a Singaporean media report.

[PREVIEW] Movie "Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle"

PREVIEW Movie Le Grand Chef2

At an official banquet in Japan, the Japanese prime minister brings out kimchi and bulgoggi for the

"Harmony" topples "Avatar" on daily admissions chart

Harmony

Kim Yun-jin starrer "Harmony" attracted the most moviegoers on Thursday, making it the first Korean

Lee Byung-hun wins best jewellery wearer award in Japan

Lee Byung-hun wins best

Hallyu star Lee Byung-hun has won an award for being the best jewellery wearer alongside Japan's First Lady at a jewellery event in Tokyo held Wednesday.

"Master of Study" creator compliments Korean TV series

Master of Study

Japanese comic artist Mita Norifusa praised KBS' TV adaptation of his "Master of Study" series

Actress Hong Soo-hyun cast in "Komome"

Hong Soo hyun

Korean actress Hong Soo-hyun has been cast in "Komome" the second feature of the Asian omnibus film

PREVIEW MBC weekend drama Dandelion Family

MBC weekend drama Dandelion Family

MBC weekend TV series - "Dandelion Family" Written by: Kim Jung-soo Produced by: Im Tae-woo Starring: Yoo Dong-geun, Yang Mi-kyun, Song Sun-mi, Maya, Lee Yoon-ji, Jung Chan, Jung Woo,

[INTERVIEW] Actor Kim San-ho

Actor Kim San-ho

Interview with TV, film and musical actor Kim San-hoMy name is Kim San-ho. A syllable in my name is

Korean box office hits record in 2009

Korean box office hits record in

The Korean box office reached a new record in 2009 with ticket sales hitting an all-time high, according to data by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

Korean TV series "Strike Love" to air in Japan

Korean TV series Strike-Love

MBC's baseball drama "Strike Love" is set to premiere in Japan in March, according to the show's producer Green City Pictures Inc. on Thursday.

Film journalists pick Song Kang-ho, Kim Hye-ja top actors

Film journalists pick Song

Song Kang-ho and Kim Hye-ja have been recognized last year's top film actors by Korean film journalists.

Kim Yun-jin sets up entertainment firm

Kim Yun jin sets up entertainme-hp

Korean actress Kim Yun-jin has set up her own talenthouse called Zion Entertainment.

[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "OB & GY"

SBS TV series  OB & GY

Written by Choi Hee-ra, Directed by Lee Hyun-jik, Choi Young-hoon,Produced by JS Pictures,Starring Jang Seo-hee (as Seo Hye-young), Ko Joo-won (as Lee Sang-shik), Seo Ji-suk (as Wang Jae-seok), Jung Ho-bin (as Yoon Seo-jin), Song Joong-ki

[REVIEW] MBC TV series "Pasta"

MBC TV series  Pasta

Although "Pasta" is a story about romance in the kitchen, it tries to do more than just cook up romance. There are many, various conflicts surrounding the restaurant,

[PREVIEW] Reality show "Project Runway Korea 2"

Project Runway Korea 2

Viewers applaud progressive TV programs but turn their backs on stale shows. The first season of "Project Runway Korea", which made a refreshing attempt by purchasing the

Korean film "The Naked Kitchen" invited to Berlin film fest

Korean film The Naked Kitchen

Korean film "The Naked Kitchen" has been invited to the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, according the movie's producer Soo Film on Wednesday.

Korean film "Le Grand Chef 2" to open in U.S.

Korean film Le Grand Chef 2

Korean film "Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle" -- which opens in Korea tomorrow -- will also be released in theaters throughout the United States next month, according to the movie's producer

Son Ye-jin to star in new drama with Lee Min-ho

Son Ye jin to star

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MBLAQ, the "naive-dols" on the set of "Idol Show"

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"Oh, don't call him uncle, it's oppa!" child actor Kim Su-jung, who had been sitting primly in a tall chair, cuts in angrily in response to the show hosts' remarks. Then Mir, the only

Actress Hwang Jung-eum diagnosed with influenza flu

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Singer-turned-actress Hwang Jung-eum of hit MBC sitcom "High Kick 2" has been diagnosed with the H1N1 influenza virus, according to her agency

Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young deny mid-May wedding rumor

Jang Dong gun Ko So young deny

Multiple sources have denied another round of rumor saying top Korean actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young have fixed a date for their marriage.

Kim Jung-eun says "Kimchi Battle" is about people

Kim Jung eun says Kimchi

Press conference for film "Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle" You will be desperately hungry for a steamy hot bowl of rice or ramen noodles cooked in a nickel-silver pot after watching this film.

"Three Brothers" tops TV ratings for fourth week

Three Brothers tops TV ratings

KBS2 TV weekend drama "Three Brothers" has topped the TV ratings for the fourth consecutive week.

Rain wraps up Osaka concert in success

Rain wraps up Osaka concert

Asian superstar Rain has successfully wrapped up his Osaka concert over the weekend, according to a press release by J. Tune Entertainment. The singer performed in the Japanese city for the

Lee Wan denies rumors of entering military in March

Lee Wan denies rumors of

Korean actor Lee Wan has denied rumors that he will be entering the Korean military in March, according to his agency Logos Film on Monday.An official at Logos explained that talks of Lee voluntarily taking up the two-year military service is "not true" and that he is

[INTERVIEW] Singer and actor Lee Seung-gi - Part 1

INTERVIEW Singer and actor Lee

The photographer said you are good at putting on different expressions, as if you're acting while thinking about a certain situation. What do you think about when you take photos

Lee Byung hun questioned by authorities all night

Lee Byung hun questione

Top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun -- who is currently engaged in a legal battle with his former girlfriend -- was questioned by Korean authorities last night, according to a

"Slave Hunters" continues to draw larger audience

Slave Hunters continues to draw

KBS historical drama "The Slave Hunters" tightened its grip on the small screen this week as the top

8 Korean films invited to the Rotterdam film fest

8 Korean films invited

Eight Korean films have been invited to the 39th annual International Rotterdam Film Festival, according to the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) committee on Friday. Film "Moscow"

"Mother" nominated in 6 categories at Asian Film Awards

Mother nominated in 6 categorie

Director Bong Joon-ho's film "Mother" has been nominated in six categories for the Asian Film Awards

Han Chae-young to join Lee Byung-hun for "Influence"

Han Chae young to join Lee Byun

Korean actress Han Chae-young is set to join the cast of online mystery movie "The Influence", announced

Gang and Song say bonded like brothers in "Secret Reunion"

Gang and Song say bonded like

Press conference for film "Secret Reunion" Song Kang-ho keeps throwing verbal jabs which makes the audience burst out in laughter. Gang Dong-won wears a complex, multi-layered look in

Actress Bae Doona wins third award in Japan

Actress Bae Doona wins third

Korean actress Bae Doona will win her third best actress award in Japan for her role in film "Air Doll," according to her agency Barunson Entertainment on Thursday.

Lee Na-young turns man on the set of "High Kick 2"

Lee Na young turns man

"Ahhh- haaandsome-" Director Kim Young-ki, who had been keeping a chic silence all along, blurts out in near-exclamation. The "beautiful" actress Lee Na-young was described as "handsome"

Jo Kwon becomes newest member of "Family" season 2

Jo Kwon becomes newest member

Boy band 2AM member Jo Kwon has decided to join the new cast of SBS variety show "Family Outing," becoming the latest in a string of celebrities who have agreed to appear in a revamped

Lee Byung-hun to star in online movie "Influence"

Lee Byung hun to star in online

Hallyu star Lee Byung-hun is set to star in an online mystery film titled "The Influence", according to a press release by the film's producer Realize Pictures on Wednesday.

Gang Dong-won, Song Hye-kyo start filming "Love"

Gang Dong won Song Hye kyo star

Top Korean actors Gang Dong-won and Song Hye-kyo have started shooting their feature segment for the Asian omnibus pic "Camellia", according to the film's producer BAL CON on Wednesday.

Kim Ha-neul featured in fashion spread for ELLE

Kim Ha neul featured in fashion

Hallyu star Kim Ha-neul has been featured in an editorial for fashion magazine ELLE Korea, according to a press release by the monthly publication on Tuesday.

Jun Ji-hyun to appear in film with boy band F4 member

Jun Ji hyun to appear in film

Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun is set to appear alongside Taiwanese boy band F4 in a new film starring

[INTERVIEW] Actor Kim Ji-suk

INTERVIEW Actor Kim Ji suk

Interview with the actor who appeared in 2009 hit film "Take Off" and most recently starred in movie "Lady Daddy" opposite actress Lee Na-young.My name is Kim Ji-suk. My real name is Kim Bo-suk.

Na Hong-jin pic "Murderer" signs investment deal with Fox

Na Hong jin pic Murderer signs

Korean film "The Murderer" has signed on major Hollywood studio 20th Century Fox as one of its co-investors, according to the film's distributor Showbox Mediaplex Co. on Tuesday.

Choi Jung-won's "Star" rising in China

Choi Jung wons Star rising

Korean actress Choi Jung-won is gaining popularity in China with the success of two television dramas -- "Wish Upon A Star" and "Famous Princesses"

"Three Brothers" tops TV ratings for third week

Three Brothers tops TV

KBS2 TV's weekend drama "Three Brothers" has topped TV ratings for the third consecutive week, according to a poll on Monday.Statistics by TNS Media Korea showed

Moon Geun-young and others shoot charity spread for Vogue

Moon Geun young and others shoo

A handful of Korean celebrities -- including top actresses Kim So-yeon and Moon Geun-young -- have come together to shoot a charity photo spread for fashion magazine Vogue Korea

Han Hye-jin's Song Picks

Han Hye jins Song Picks

She created a friendly image for herself, playing an energetic, curly-haired young woman in a daily

REVIEW TV series Hero

REVIEW TV series Hero

"Hero" - Final episode, MBC TV (Thursday, 9:55 PM) "We are looking for Yongduk Ilbo." The aforementioned phrase which the reporters of Yongduk Ilbo took turns wearing as a sign on their

Cha Seung-won's Movie Picks

Cha Seung wons Movie Picks

At what biological age does a man's masculinity reach its peak? Many would guess the answer would be in their 20s, when the body is at its physical peak or in their 30s after they have matured

[PREVIEW] Movie "Wedding Dress"

PREVIEW Movie Wedding Dress

Simply told, film "Wedding Dress" is about a mother who will soon die and her young daughter. But the movie itself is not as simple or cold-hearted as it was just said -- the process of how Go-woon,

Kang banned from leaving country over Lee Byung-hun probe

Kang banned from leaving country

Baseball player-turned-TV personality Kang Byung-kyu has been forbidden from leaving South Korea because of his alleged involvement in actor Lee Byung-hun's feud with his ex-girlfriend

[PREVIEW] MBC TV series "Woman Who Still Wants to Marry"

PREVIE MBC TV series Woman

Sometimes, a title will speak for itself. MBC TV series "The Woman Who Wants to Marry," received strong support from women in 2004 by comically yet realistically portraying the life of 32-year-old

"Chuno" ratings storm ahead

Chuno ratings storm ahead

KBS2 TV series "Chuno" sailed ahead of its competitors on Thursday, its ratings breaching the 30 percent mark in just two weeks of its showing.According to estimates

Jang Dong-gun resting in hospital after knee surgery

Jang Dong gun resting in hospital

Korean actor Jang Dong-gun is resting in the hospital after undergoing surgery to his left knee yesterday, according to his agency on Thursday. "It was a simple surgery and went well

Lee Byung-hun to receive Asian Star award tomorrow

Lee Byung hun to receive Asian

Top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun will receive the Asia Star award at the 2010 Asia Model Awards tomorrow, according to the Korea Model Association (KMA) on Thursday. At the event, hosted by KMA and KOFICE

INTERVIEW Actress Lee Na-young Part-2

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10: Is it because you have to enter into a world that has already been established?Lee Na-young (Lee): Of course. The character Lee Na-bong that I played in "High Kick 2" doesn't have a story like

INTERVIEW Actress Lee Na-young

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Most actresses which men rave about, are less liked by women. But a handsome number of female fans became enchanted with Lee Na-young's roles in TV series such as "Ruler of Your Own World" and "Ireland."

Lee Byung-hun to star in Kim Ji-woon's thriller pic

Lee Byung hun to star

Top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has joined the cast of a new thriller film by famed director Kim Ji-woon, according to Lee's agency BH Entertainment on Thursday.

Bae Doona wins best actress award at Japanese film fest

Bae Doona wins best actress

Korean actress Bae Doona has been named Best Actress at the 23rd Takasaki Film Festival in Japan, according to the festival's official website on Thursday. The actress won the award

Choi Hyun-wook sets La Sfera on alarm in "Pasta"

Choi Hyun wook sets La Sfera on

He looks normal. He sounds normal. The ease with which Choi Hyun-wook (played by Lee Sun-kyun) will try to woo a woman he has met for the first time by saying, "Do you have time tonight?

[REVIEW] TV series "Will it Snow for Christmas?"

REVIEW TV series Will it Snow

Written by Kang Myoung-seokNot once in his life has he not been the smartest in his class. He is also good-looking and can fight well. He still misses the girl he loved when he was in his teens

PREVIEW Movie Lady Daddy

PREVIEW Movie Lady Daddy

Ji-hyun (played by Lee Na-young) lives a busy life as a movie stills photographer who is also in preparations to put on her

F4 captivates all on set of TV series "Boys Over Flowers"

F4 captivates all on set of TV

It is easy to find your way to the set of KBS TV series "Boys Over Flowers," located in the English Village in Yangpyeong of the Gyeonggi Province. And it is even easier to find Goo Jun-pyo, played by Lee Min-ho, amongst the crowd of girls who cry out

"God of Study" scores highest rating in its time slot

God of Study scores highest

KBS TV series "God of Study", starring Kim Soo-ro and Bae Doo-na, is seeing its ratings soar just two weeks into its showing.According to statistics released by TNS Media Korea on Wednesday,

[INTERVIEW] Actor Sul Kyung-gu (Part 1)

INTERVIEW Actor Sul Kyung gu

Sul Kyung-gu (Sul): Wow, it's been such a long time. I came here today with the thought of meeting

[INTERVIEW] Actor Sul Kyung-gu (Part 2)

INTERVIEW Actor Sul Kyung

Beck Una (Beck) And that is when you decided to take the civil service examination. Sul Kyung-gu (Sul) Haha. Let me explain that to you. I was dying to leave the Hanyang

Song Hye-kyo, Gang Dong-won to star in Asian omnibus pic

Song Hye kyo Gang Dong

Several of South Korea's top actors including actress Song Hye-kyo and actor Gang Dong-won have been cast in a multinational omnibus film by directors from Korea, Japan and Thailand,

Kim Nam-gil to star in new TV drama "Bad Guy"

Kim Nam gil to star in new TV

Korean actor Kim Nam-gil is set to star in a new television drama titled "Bad Guy", according the show's producer Good Story on Tuesday. The actor has been cast for the lead role

INTERVIEW Actor Kim Soo-hyun

INTERVIEW-Actor-Kim-Soo-hyun-hp

Interview with the actor who appeared in SBS TV series "Father's House" and played the actor Ko Soo's younger part in SBS TV series "Will it Snow for Christmas?"My name is Kim Soo-hyun.

Variety show Two Nights eyeing March for South Pole shoot

Variety show Two Nights eyeing

KBS variety show "Two Night and One Days" is aimed at visiting the South Pole for a shoot in March,

INTERVIEW Actor Uhm Tae woong

INTERVIEW-Actor-Uhm-Tae-woong-hp

What scene will you be shooting today?Uhm Tae-woong (Uhm): Bidam's (played by Kim Nam-gil) rebellion. I'll go and quell the riot (laugh).10: You'd said for several years that you want to appear in a historical drama

[PHOTO] Jo Han-sun and bride speak before wedding

Jo-Han-sun-and-bride-speak

Actor Jo Han-sun (right) and his bride Jung Hye-jung speak during a press conference ahead of their wedding at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on January 9, 2010.

Lee Min-ho to make comeback in new drama

Lee Min-ho-to-make-comeback

Korean actor Lee Min-ho is set to make a comeback to the small screen in April, according to television broadcaster MBC on Monday. The actor has been cast for the lead role in a new MBC TV series

Jang Keun-suk attracts overseas fans to local fan meeting

Jang Keun suk attracts overseas

Korean actor Jang Keun-seuk is reportedly attracting his fans from overseas to a local fan meeting

TV series "Chuno" debuts with flying colors

TV series Chuno debuts with fly

KBS2 TV's new drama "Chuno" has made an impressive debut on the small screen, breaching the 20 percent mark in ratings during its first week of showing.According to statistics released

Girls' Generation Yoona to appear on "Family" season 2

Girls Generation Yoona

Girls' Generation member Yoona has joined the cast of the new season of variety show "Family Outing", according to the show's broadcaster SBS on Friday.

[INTERVIEW] Model Kang Seung-hyun

Model Kang Seung hyun

Interview with the first Asian to win the Ford Supermodel of the Year contest in 2008 My name is Kang Seung-hyun. My English name is Hyoni. It was my nickname during my school days but my agency in the United States said they wanted to go with it too

[INTERVIEW] Choi Daniel - Part 1

Choi Daniel

He first made himself known to the world in a TV commercial in 2008. As an employee who slacks off while his boss is not looking. Of course, these so-called 'CF stars' come and go with the change

[INTERVIEW] Choi Daniel - Part 2

Choi Daniel

Then what sort of man do you think Lee Ji-hoon is, regardless of whether you are right or wrong.Choi: I think he's a great guy. There are just certain things in life you have

[INTERVIEW] Choi Daniel - Part 3

Choi Daniel

I'm still most curious about your name. Who made it and how?Choi Daniel (Choi): My dad underwent surgery after my mother gave to birth to my older brother because

REVIEW Premiere episode of KBS2 TV series "Chuno"

REVIEW Premiere episode of KBS2

"Chuno" - First episode, KBS2 TV (Wed/Thu, 9:55 P.M.)The chaser and the chased. TV series "Chuno" started with the story of the chaser, Dae-gil, played by actor Jang Hyuk.

Uhm Tae-woong's Song Picks

Uhm Tae woongs Song Pick

Of the many actors who suddenly become unreachable superstars or who have a hard time getting out of their own characters, Uhm Tae-woong is someone who has quietly walked his own path.

Gang Dong-won says envies Song Kang-ho's animal instincts

Gang Dong won says envies Song

A former South Korean intelligence agency official and a North Korean spy sent to South Korea. In most films, such a setting would end as a tragedy or result in a clash of ideologies as was the

"Family Outing" to shoot final episode next week

Family Outing to shoot final

Producers of SBS variety show "Family Outing" have announced that they will close the show, with shooting of the final episode set to take place on January 11.

Actors save lives on set of TV series "Jejungwon"

Jejungwon

SBS TV series "Jejungwon" is set during the latter era of the Joseon Dynasty -- a time period never before handled in a Korean drama. It also revolves around Jejungwon

Hyun Bin to visit Japan tomorrow

 Hyun Bin

Hallyu star Hyun Bin will visit Japan tomorrow by invitation of Japan's Fuji TV, according to the actor's agency AM Entertainment on Wednesday.

Jun Ji-hyun to appear in new film with Zhang Ziyi

Jun Ji-hyun

Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun is set to appear alongside Chinese movie star Zhang Ziyi in a new film by Wayne Wang, according to her


[PREVIEW] Film "No Mercy"

 No Mercy

"No Mercy" - Can you have mercy on the film's ending? A chopped-up body of a young woman is found at


Kim Hye-soo admits to dating Yu Hae-jin

Kim Hye soo admits to dating Yu

Top South Korean actress Kim Hye-soo has admitted to dating fellow actor Yu Hae-jin.In a statement released on Monday, Kim's agency Apple of the Eye explained that the two "found a friendship based on their mutual interest in the arts and culture"


[PREVIEW] Film "WOOCHI"

"WOOCHI" is the sole Korean movie on the local box office which will be up to par for competition against the recent rush of some of Hollywood's most anticipated films.


Bae Soo-bin joins cast of drama "Dong Yi"

Bae Soo bin oins cast-of-drama

Actor Bae Soo-bin has decided to join the cast of a historial drama by famed producer Lee Byung-hoon of hit TV series “Jewel in the Palace" and “Isan," according to Bae's agency BH Entertainment on Tuesday.BH explained that Bae, 33, will play the role of a


Lee Na-young turns man in film "Lady Daddy"

Lee Na young turns man in film

A son you were not even aware of being born comes looking for you one day. Yes, many things change over a decade but what has changed


PREVIEW KBS TV series God of Study

God of Study

KBS TV series "God of Study"- The path to good schools can be found in a television drama KBS2 TV


Kim Hye-soo, Yu Hae-jin rumored to be dating

Kim Hye soo Yu Hae jin rumored

Top South Korean actress Kim Hye-soo and actor Yu Hae-jin have been dating for two years, said a report by a local sports daily over the New Year holidays.Sports Seoul on Friday carried an article revealing the romantic relationship between the two along with paparazzi photographs showing the couple


"Three Brothers" tops weekly TV ratings

Three Brothers

KBS2 TV's weekend drama "Three Brothers" topped the television ratings chart for the first time in its showing. During the week of December 28 to January 3, "Brothers" was the most-watched TV show in the country with a 35.0 percent viewership rating,


Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards

Jang Seo hee win grand prize

Korean actress Jang Seo-hee won the grand prize at the SBS Drama Awards, held at SBS' Open Hall on December 31.Jang was awarded the top honor for her role in "Temptation of a Wife",


Lee Byung-hun scores triple wins at KBS Acting Awards

Lee Byung hun

Top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun won three awards -- including the grand prize -- at the 2009 KBS Acting Awards, held at KBS Open Hall on December 31.Lee was awarded the top acting prize


Lee Na-young turns man in film "Lady Daddy"

Lee Na young turns man in film

A son you were not even aware of being born comes looking for you one day. Yes, many things change over a decade but what has changed


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