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December 2009

2009 KBS TV Drama Awards

2009 KBS TV Drama Awards

The 2009 KBS Drama Awards were also held on December 31, and as with the other two station awards ceremonies, there weren't a lot of...

2009 MBC Drama Awards

2009 MBC Drama Awards

December 30 was, once again, the night of the 2009 MBC Drama Awards. Unlike last year, there was no split Daesang award nor the...

2009 SBS TV Drama Awards

2009 SBS TV Drama Awards

December 31 was the night for two station awards ceremonies. First up, we have the 2009 SBS Drama Awards, where, like at the previous...

2009 KBS TV Entertainment Awards

2009 KBS TV Entertainment Awards

The top prize of "KBS Entertainment Awards" went to emcee Kang Ho-dong for the second year in a row. It is rare for a...

Korean Actress Ko Hyun-joung wins grand prize at MBC Acting Awards

Korean Actress Ko Hyun-joung wins grand prize

Ko, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of royal concubine Mi-shil in historical drama "Queen Seon-deok", won the year's top crown...

Korean TV Dramas to Look Forward to in year 2010

Korean TV Dramas to Look Forward to in year 2010

For 2010, networks are preparing another year of compelling dramas based on history, catchy storylines and even war...

Actor Gong Yoo is finally out of the army

Actor Gong Yoo is finally out of the army

The actor, who enlisted at the height of his popularity following 2007's Coffee Prince - was discharged from his mandatory service on...

Actor Lee Byung-hun is being paid 100 million won per episode

Actor Lee Byung-hun is being paid 100 million won per episode

Actor Lee Byung-hun is being paid 100 million won per episode for his starring role in "Iris," a smash-hit drama now being...

Actor Lee Min-ho at first of four overseas fans meetings

Actor Lee Min-ho at first of four overseas fans meetings

Speaking of Japanese fanmeetings, another rising Hallyu star, Lee Min-ho, held events in Japan last week; the two-parter occurred...

Actress Song Hye-kyo in Wong Kar Wai's new film "The Grand Master"

Actress Song Hye-kyo in Wong Kar Wai's new film

This movie started filming last November 21st in secret, however, because all the actors did not come together, the...

Daniel Henney Snags Lead in U.S. TV Drama

Daniel Henney Snags Lead in U.S. TV Drama

Korean-American actor Daniel Henney, who rose to stardom in Korea with the hit drama "My Name is Kim Sam-soon," has...

Eugene Finds Life Abroad Reflected in New Drama

Eugene Finds Life Abroad Reflected in New Drama

Eugene, formerly of K-pop girl group SES, says her starring role in new MBC TV weekend drama "Creating Destiny" is her comeback...

Variety show host Kang Ho-dong Wins 2009 KBS Entertainment Grand Prix

Variety show host Kang Ho-dong Wins 2009 KBS Entertainment Grand Prix

The 39-year-old raised viewer ratings of his show, "One Night Two Days", by nearly 40 percent, beating his rivals, Yoo...

'Iris' Ending Draws Highest KBS Ratings of 39.9%

'Iris' Ending Draws Highest KBS Ratings of 39.9%

The KBS 2 drama had drawn great attention with its overseas location shoots and star-studded cast, and it had ended with...

"Iris" surges past "Seon-deok" on final week

According to statistics released by TNS Media Korea on Monday, "Iris" topped the weekly TV ratings chart during...

Jeon Do-youn Awarded Top French Honor

Jeon Do-youn Awarded Top French Honor

Cannes award-winning actress Jeon Do-youn is being honored by the French government with the Chevalier...

KBS TV series "Chuno" preview

KBS TV series

The cast and producer Kwak Jung-hwan of KBS TV series "Chuno" pose during a photo session of a press conference held at...

Kim Bum is poised to take flight in new movie

Kim Bum is poised to take flight in new movie

It's been a little while since Dream faded from airwaves, but its star Kim Bum is getting ready to launch his new...

Kim So-yeon Spreads Her Acting Wings in TV Drama 'Iris'

Kim So-yeon Spreads Her Acting Wings in TV Drama 'Iris'

The actress Kim So-yeon is making a fresh start in her career by playing the role of a North Korean intelligence agent who loves her...

Ko Hyun-joung voted top TV actor of 2009

Ko Hyun-joung voted top TV actor of 2009

Top Korean actress Ko Hyun-joung has been voted the most outstanding television actor of the year, according to...

Im Joo-hwan (Boys over Flower) is one to watch in 2010

Im Joo-hwan (Boys over Flower) is one to watch in 2010

Although it was a short part, any exposure in Boys Before Flowers was enough to create a buzz, as he got when he appeared...

Korean drama 'Hot Blood' Ends by Moving Viewers' Hearts

Korean drama 'Hot Blood' Ends by Moving Viewers' Hearts

The KBS TV2 weekend drama "Hot Blood" ended on December 13. In the finale, Ha-ryu (Park Hae-jin) and Seung-joo (Choi Chul-ho) square off over...

Korea TV Arirang to Split Programming

Korea TV Arirang to Split Programming

Korea's English-only channel Arirang TV will have a facelift starting next year. The network announced that it is increasing the number of news programs and also...

Lee Byung-heon targeted for blackmail and scandalous claims

Lee Byung-heon targeted for blackmail and scandalous claims

Get ready for what will surely become another entertainment industry rollercoaster of scandalous claims: Lee Byung-heon, megastar and...

Lee Jun-ki drama "Hero" sold to 5 countries

Lee Jun-ki drama

MBC TV series "Hero", starring top Korean actor Lee Jun-ki, has been sold to five countries in Asia, according to an official with...

Lee Min-ho holds a fanmeeting in Singapore

Lee Min-ho holds a fanmeeting in Singapore

This event was held on the 21st at the Max Pavilion and marks his second visit to the country. It has been expressed that

Lee Sun-kyun says not pressured by new image in MBC Drama "Pasta"

Lee Sun-kyun says not pressured by new image in MBC Drama

Briefly put, MBC TV series "Pasta" which premieres January 4, is about 'dating in the kitchen'. The romance between a boss who is...

Actress Lee Young-ae speaks for 1st time after marriage

Actress Lee Young-ae speaks for 1st time after marriage

The 38-year-old actress held a press conference at Hanyang University ahead of attending her first class to begin doctoral...

Rain rocks it at Las Vegas

Rain rocks it at Las Vegas

Rain definitely gave it his all at his Las Vegas concert and I'm saying this just by looking at the pictures. On Christmas Eve, Rain...

SBS TV drama "Jejungwon" photo shoot

SBS TV drama

It seems that SBS TV series "Jejungwon" should lable itself more as a medical drama rather than a historical drama. And it is...

The Slave Hunters: Kim, Yoo and Chun Play Entertaining Roles

The Slave Hunters: Kim, Yoo and Chun Play Entertaining Roles

The new KBS TV drama "The Slave Hunters," which will air in January 2010, features well-regarded supporting actors such as...

'The Slave Hunters': Special Weapons used in the Joseon era

'The Slave Hunters': Special Weapons used in the Joseon era

The KBS TV2 drama "The Slave Hunters" (director Kwak Jung-hwan, writer Chun Seon-il), which will premiere January 6, will feature a vast...

T.O.P.'s Stylish Transformation as Killer in 'Iris'

T.O.P.'s Stylish Transformation as Killer in 'Iris'

T.O.P. (real name Choi Seung-hyun), who plays a killer in the KBS TV2 series "Iris," has caught the eye of viewers with his stylish...

TV drama "Seon-deok" makes proud exit


TV drama

MBC TV series "Queen Seon-deok" saw a successful end to its seven-month run on Tuesday evening, according to statistics by TNS Media Korea...

New SBS Drama "Will It Snow for Christmas?"

New SBS Drama

The Christmas period has many seasonal expectations, one of them being snow. Following the anticipation, both for the television...

New SBS TV drama "Wish Upon a Star"


New SBS TV drama

"A drama which will reveal the new direction SBS dramas will take on in time with the 20th anniversary of the company's...




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