So Ji-sub sobs arriving at hospital

Jun 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Yong-ha's wake

A sobbing actor So Ji-sub 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 an apparent suicide.So and Park, of the same age, were such good friends that they lived in the same apartment. "I'm closest with Song Seung-hun and Park Yong-ha. I see them alm...

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"71 - Into The Fire" to open in 14 U.S. cities next month

Jun 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

71 - Into The Fire

Korean war epic "71 Into The Fire" is set to open in fourteen major U.S. cities including New York and Los Angeles on July 30, according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Wednesday.Taewon announced in a press release that the war pic will be showing at AMC, the biggest theater chain in the U.S., and MPARK4 Cinema theaters in various ci...

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Park Yong-ha's devotion to father led to death, say sources

Jun 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Yong-ha's

Sources close to singer and actor Park Yong-ha, who was found dead this morning in an apparent suicide, have said it may be Park's great filial piety toward his father that led to his death.According to multiple sources, Park moved in with his father, suffering from late-stage stomach cancer, so he could look after him. He had even been reconsideri...

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Kim Ha-neul heats up Japan fan meeting

Jun 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Ha-neul

Hallyu star Kim Ha-neul has successfully wrapped up her first-ever solo fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, according to her agency J. One Plus Entertainment on Wednesday. J. One Plus explained in a press release that the actress held a fan event titled "Kim Ha-neul's Love Letter," which was hosted by Yamaha A&R and held at Tokyo's Ginza Yamaha ...

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"Dong Yi" captures No.1 spot on Mon-Tues nights

Jun 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Dong Yi

MBC TV series "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" has once again captured the No. 1 spot on the charts for Monday and Tuesday night dramas, maintaining high ratings for the 12th consecutive week. Numbers from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Wednesday revealed that the historical drama recorded viewership ratings of 31.1 percent on June 28

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Actor Park Yong-ha found dead in apparent suicide

Jun 30 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Actor Park Yong-ha

Singer and actor Park Yong-ha was found dead at his home today morning after apparently committing suicide, according to a police source.Gangnam Police Station said Park's mother found the 32-year-old celebrity hanging himself from the cord of his mobile phone charger at around 5:30 a.m. Police have yet to announce the details to Park's death -- th..

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Song Hye-kyo again denies cast in film with Wentworth Miller

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Song Hye-kyo again denies

Song Hye-kyo's agency has again denied a report that the actress has been cast in a Chinese film alongside American actor Wentworth Miller."It is not true that she has received an offer to be cast in the movie," an official at Song's agency SidusHQ told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Tuesday, responding to an article by local sports daily Ch...

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INTERVIEW Actor Yoo Yeon-seok

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

INTERVIEW Actor Yoo Yeon-seo

Interview with actor Yoo Yeon-seokMy name is Yoo Yeon-seok. My real name is Ahn Yeon-seok but my agency suggested I go with another name because it sounds a bit weird. My mother's last name is Cho so I was going to go with Cho Yeon-seok but I felt that if I changed it I would only get supporting roles. And it would be weird if I called myself Joo Y...

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Kim Nam-gil receives military draft notice for July 15

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Nam-gil

Korean actor Kim Nam-gil, who is currently starring in SBS TV series "Bad Boy," has been notified to enlist in the army by July 15, as part of fulfilling the country's mandatory two-year military service. "It is true that Kim Nam-gil received a draft notice for July 15," an official at the show's production company Good Story said in a phone call w...

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MC Mong describes his new show as "unfocused and messy"

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

MC Mong describes

Korean singer and TV personality MC Mong has said that the appeal of his new variety show "Haha Mong Show" is that it is "unfocused and messy." "Haha Mong Show" is a new variety show starring singers Haha and MC Mong, known for their sense of humor as well as musical talent, as the main emcees. "After the pilot broadcast on May 1, the most number

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MC Mong, Haha pose for "HahaMong Show"

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

MC Mong Haha pose

From left, singers and TV personalities MC Mong and Haha pose during a photocall of a press conference announcing the production of SBS variety show "HahaMong Show" held at the broadcaster's building in Seoul, South Korea on June 29, 2010

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Takenaka Naoto joins "Domangja s1" cast

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Takenaka Naoto joins

Veteran Japanese actor Takenaka Naoto is the latest actor to join the A-list cast of the upcoming KBS2 TV series "Domangja s1," according to a press release by the show's producer on Tuesday. The actor will be playing the role of Hiroki, who wields his powers in the Japanese political and business world by day and in the Yakuza world by night. So f...

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Santana to perform in Korea in August

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Santana to perform

Legendary rock guitarist Santana will be visiting Korea this summer to give his second concert in the country, according to concert organizer Woodstock Korea. Woodstock Korea announced in a press release that Santana will be headlining the "The Peace at DMZ with Artie Kornfeld, the Father of Woodstock" music festival, to be held in Paju from August...

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So Ji-sub says felt bad for Han Ji-min over marriage rumor

Jun 29 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

So Ji-sub

Korean actor So Ji-sub has said that he "felt bad" for actress Han Ji-min, his co-star in last year's TV series "Cain and Abel," about their marriage rumors last year. The actor made the remark during an interview with Asia Economic Daily on Monday, speaking up about the rumor for the first time."I don't know why such talk came up. First came the m...

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Ku Hye-sun and co-stars head to Broadway to shoot "The Musica...

Jun 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Ku Hye-sun

Korean actors Ku Hye-sun, Choi Daniel and Ock Ju-hyun have left for Broadway to start shooting upcoming TV series "The Musical."They will be filming their location shoots in Broadway of New York, which will show how the three characters first meet each other in the city. Ku, who plays the role a medical student dreaming of becoming a musical actor,...

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Lee Ji-hoon, Oh Jong-hyuk cast in musical "Thrill Me"

Jun 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Ji-hoon

Korean actors Lee Ji-hoon and Oh Jong-hyuk have been cast in a musical production titled "Thrill Me," according to the show's producer Musical Heaven on Monday.Lee will play the role of "he," a nineteen-year-old who believes he is above everyone else, while Oh will portray "I," who is from a wealthy family and has everything but takes part in a cri...

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Kwon Sang-woo to stay on TV series "Big Thing"

Jun 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kwon Sang-woo

Despite speculation that actor Kwon Sang-woo will pull out from his upcoming TV series tentatively titled "Big Thing" after coming under fire for colliding his car into several vehicles and then leaving the scene, producers have reaffirmed their position to keep the actor on the show."Kwon Sang-woo will not step down [from the show] -- it is our CE..

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Kwon Sang-woo likely to receive fine for car accident

Jun 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kwon Sang-woo

Actor Kwon Sang-woo, who was belatedly known to have been indicted on charges of fleeing after colliding his car into several vehicles more than two weeks ago, is expected to receive a fine for the incident."There is a high possibility the case will be closed with Kwon receiving just a fine," an official at Seoul's Gangnam Police Station told Asia ...

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"Knight & Day" makes debut at No. 1 in local theaters

Jun 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Knight & Day

Newly released Hollywood action comedy "Knight & Day" made its debut at No. 1 in Korean theaters over the weekend, knocking last week's winner "71 Into the Fire" down the chart. Figures from the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) released on Monday showed that "Knight and Day," which opened in theaters on June 24, was

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World Cup ratings continues to take over local TV charts

Jun 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

World Cup ratings

World Cup fever continued its dominance on the TV charts last week with almost half the country tuning into the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa matches. Numbers from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Monday indicated that the South Korea's Round of 16

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Jang Keun-suk holds Japan fan meeting with Park Shin-hye

Jun 28 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Jang Keun-suk holds

Korean actors Jang Keun-suk and Park Shin-hye, who starred in the hit TV series "Minamishineyo," held a sold-out fan meeting in Japan over the weekend, according to the show's PR manager Man Insight.The two actors met with some 4,000 Japanese fans

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