Celebrities Pitch in to Back Candidates in General Election 2012/04/03, Source,
Actress Lee Young-ae (second right) and her husband pose with Saenuri Party's candidate Chung Jin-suk (second left) on his campaign site.
As the April 11 general elections approaches, celebrities are rolling up their sleeves to support their favorite candidates. Candidates with connections in showbusiness say they are receiving a huge boost in their campaigns.
Actress Lee Young-ae and her husband appeared at a political campaign rally for Chung Jin-suk, a former senior secretary for political affairs at Cheong Wa Dae. Lee and her husband are friends of Chung, who is running on the ruling Saenuri Party's ticket,...More
Stars spice up campaigns 2012/04/03, Source,
From top left: Lee Young-ae, Song Il-gook, Choi Myeong-gil Chung Mong-joon of the ruling Saenuri Party, right, the incumbent representative for Seoul's Dongjak B constituency who is standing again in the April 11 parliamentary elections, greets citizens on their way to work with his nephew Chung Dae-sun and his wife Noh Hyun-jung, a former KBS anchor, in front of Joongang University Hospital, Monday. / Yonhap
By Park Si-soo
Several candidates are running a star-studded campaign in the lead-up to the April 11 National Assembly elections. This is made possible due to their personal ties with movie stars, TV presenters and beauty contest winners, triggering a sense of jealousy among their rivals,...More
In 'Fermented Family', a bad boy turns over new leaf 2011/12/27, Source, With new JTBC drama, versatile Song takes role of mobster-turned-culinarian
Song Il-gook's character Ki Ho-tae, left, begins his new life at a Korean restaurant. [JoongAng Ilbo]
Song Il-gook, 40, is not a typecast actor. He has played a variety of roles ranging from a king in the hit period drama series "Jumong" (2006-7) to a drug kingpin in "A Man Called God" (2010) to a cop in "Detectives in Trouble" (2011). He takes on an entirely different role in his most recent drama, "Fermented Family" on JTBC, where he plays a mobster who begins working at a restaurant. Song made his debut in 1998 and has starred in numerous dramas and movies. But some have criticized him as merely riding the coattails of his mother,...More
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