Uehara Takako joins TV series "Domangja s1" cast

Jul 05 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Japanese actress and singer Uehara Takako of J-pop idol group Speed has been added to the star-studded cast of upcoming KBS2 TV series "Domangja s1," according to a press release by the show's producer on Monday.The actress will be playing the role of Kieko

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Park Shin-hye "moved" by recent Japan fan meeting

Jul 05 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean actress Park Shin-hye has said she was "shaken and moved" by the recent fan meeting she attended in Japan with "Minamishineyo" co-star Jang Keun-suk, according to a press release by PR agency Man Insight on Monday. "I was really shaken and moved after experiencing firsthand the Hallyu craze

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"Shrek Forever After" enters local box office at No. 1

Jul 05 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Shrek Forever After

Animated comedy "Shrek Forever After" entered the Korean box office at No. 1 over the weekend, pushing back former week's winner "Knight & Day" down the chart. Figures from the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) released on Monday revealed that "Shrek," which opened in local theaters on July 1, sold 674,763 tickets during

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"Bread, Love and Dreams" blows away competition

Jul 05 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Bread Love and Dreams

KBS series "Bread, Love and Dreams" blew away competition on TV charts last week, becoming the most-watched television show in the country. Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Monday revealed that "Bread" recorded TV ratings of 34.6 percent

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Singer and actor Park Yong-ha laid to rest

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Singer and actor Park Yong-ha

Singer and actor Park Yong-ha has been laid to rest at a private funeral attended by close family and friends.The remains of the late star, who was cremated around noon on Friday, arrived at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province located south of Korea's capital

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PHOTO So Ji-sub sobs after Park Yong-ha cremation

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Actor So Ji-sub, holding late actor Park Yong-ha's portrait in his hands, sobs while leading a procession of friends and family carrying the remains of Park after he is cremated at a crematorium in the city of Sungnam of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010

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Jang Nara to be associate professor at university in Beijing

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Hallyu star Jang Nara has been appointed an associate professor at a university in Beijing, according to her agency on Friday. Her agency announced in a press release that Jang received a letter of appointment from the president of Beijing Huajia University at a press conference in front of 100 media reporters, held at the Beijing International

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Lee Min-ho sets up official Twitter account

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Min-ho

Korean actor Lee Min-ho has set up an official Twitter account after falling victim to a Twitter impersonator last March. The actor announced on his Cyworld mini-hompy board Thursday afternoon that he had created his own account (http://twitter.com/actorleeminho) on Twitter, a popular social networking and micro-blogging

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Kim Hyung-jun breaks down on radio over Park Yong-ha death

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Hyung-jun

Korean singer Kim Hyung-jun of boy band SS501 broke down while hosting a live radio show over the recent death of actor Park Yong-ha, who committed suicide early Wednesday morning. Early Thursday morning, Kim broke into tears while saying his opening message for latenight radio show "Kim Hyung-jun's Music High," which airs on SBS Power FM radio

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PHOTO Late actor Park Yong-ha's Japanese fans cry

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Japanese fans of late actor Park Yong-ha shed tears as a coffin holding the actor's body is carried into a crematorium at the city of Sungnam in the Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010

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PHOTO Park Yong-ha coffin carried to crematorium

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Yong-ha

A coffin holding the body of late actor Park Yong-ha is carried into a crematorium at the city of Sungnam in the Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010

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Park Yong-ha's coffin borne out of St. Mary's Hospital

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Yong-ha

The coffin for the late Korean actor Park Yong-ha, who committed suicide two days ago, was borne out of St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul earlier this morning amidst a sea of celebrities and fans attending the ceremony. Actor So Ji-sub, a close friend of Park

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PHOTO So Ji-sub leads coffin-bearing procession

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Yong-ha

Actor So Ji-sub, holding late actor Park Yong-ha's photograph in his hands, sits in the front seat of the hearse carrying late actor Park's coffin after it is borne out of St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea on July 2, 2010.A Japanese fans cries out for late actor Park Yong-ha as actor So Ji-sub, carrying Park's photograph in his hands, lead

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PHOTO Room of late actor Park Yong-ha's wake service

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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The room where the wake service for the late actor Park Yong-ha was held for three days at the St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, South Korea

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"Bread, Love and Dreams" continues to rise in ratings

Jul 02 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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KBS series "Bread, Love and Dreams" continued to prove that it is no match on Wednesday and Thursday nights, blowing away its competition on the same time slot. Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Friday indicated that "Bread," into its fourth week, scored viewership ratings of 33.4 percent on June 30 and 35.8 percent last

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Korean stars attend Park Yong-ha's coffin rites

Jul 01 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Yong-ha

The coffin rites for actor Park Yong-ha, who took his own life Wednesday morning, was attended by numerous Korean celebrities including actors So Ji-sub, Kim Hyun-joo, Jung Tae-woo and singers Park Hyo-shin and Kim Won-joon. The coffin rites, held from 2 p.m. for around 40 minutes, was conducted in a Buddhist ceremony. Many of Park's close actor

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Park Yong-ha distressed over friend's betrayal, says Ryu Si

Jul 01 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Yong-ha

Hallyu star Ryu Si-won has said that the late actor Park Yong-ha, who committed suicide early yesterday morning, was heavily distressed by a friend's betrayal, according to Japanese newspaper Sports Hochi on Thursday. Sports Hochi reported that Ryu shed tears over Park's death at his concert, held Wednesday in Tokyo, saying that someone who is "lik...

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PHOTO Kim Bum arrives at Park Yong-ha wake service

Jul 01 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Actor Kim Bum arrives at late actor Park Yong-ha's wake service at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in South Korea on June 30, 2010. Park was found dead at his home in a suicide

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FACTBOX - Key facts about actor Park Yong-ha

Jul 01 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Park Yong-ha, a Korean actor and singer, died on Thursday after committing suicide in his house by hanging himself from the cord of his camcorder charger. He was 32.Following are some key facts about his life and career:* Park Yong-ha was born on August 12, 1977. He graduated from the College of Media, Performing Art and Imaging Sciences at Chung-A...

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Kang Woo-suk says film 'Moss' was "no show-off"

Jul 01 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kang Woo-suk

Press conference for film "Moss" - Director Kang Woo-suk says "didn't make 'Moss' to show off" The film "Moss" is based on a popular online comic series that heated up the web in 2009 and recorded a total of 36 million hits during its run. That is why the film must face and compete against the original story of "Moss," known for its many tight pl...

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