Will Ko So-young come back with "Free Maiden"? 2015/09/14, Source,
Attention is being drawn to Ko So-young who might come back with the movie "Free Maiden".
It looks like she's considering the offer. "Free Maiden" is based on a novel written by Jeong Bi-seok in 1954. This story of a maiden gone out of phase was movie-fied in 1956,...More
What is Suzy to Lee Min-ho? The 'Suzy Manual' 2015/03/23, Source, The web is burning with news about Lee Min-ho and Suzy being 'a thing'. It's no surprise a pretty girl and handsome boy are attracted to each other but the two of them are role models for lots of people and many want to know who has the upper hand. In Chinese people's eyes, it's Suzy that's even but not for those 'uncle fans' who had Suzy in their hearts.
We don't know what attracted them to each other but according to known facts we have created a 'Suzy Manual' to show what Suzy should be to Lee Min-ho,...More
Celebrities Favor Gangnam Luxury Condos 2013/06/28, Source,
Actor Jeong Woo-seong is moving into a luxury condominium in the affluent Gangnam area of southern Seoul where his friend and fellow actor Lee Jeong-jae has already bought a unit.
The condo, currently under construction, is in Samseong-dong. It stands 16 stories high and contains only 18 units between 155 and 293 sq.m. Units cost between W2 billion and W5.5 billion (US$1=W1,151),...More
G-Dragon Voted Best-Dressed Celebrity of the Year 2012/12/25, Source,
Pop star G-Dragon was the best-dressed celebrity of 2012. The Chosun Ilbo asked 25 fashion designers and stylists who they felt were the leading trendsetters of the year. The top 15 advanced to the second round of voting, where the top 10 were decided. G-Dragon of K-pop group Big Bang came first with 10 votes. He established himself as a fashionista early in his career with a wide range of styles from street fashion to luxury and is said to be capable of making any piece of clothing his own,...More
Singer Byul Still Shining 10 Years After Debut 2012/11/30, Source,
When Byul released her debut album in 2002, JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young gave her the stage name Byul ("S tar"), signifying his desire for her to become a shining light in the Korean music industry. Although Byul has failed to dominate the firmament of stars, she has managed to keep shining with a soft glow for the last decade and recently released her latest album "No stalgia" in commemoration of her 10th year in the limelight. "This album is to celebrate the 10th year [since my debut]", she said. "But I'm not attaching too much significance to this, or trying to prove myself in any particular way. I just, as always, sang songs that convey my every day feelings and thoughts,...More
Ko So-young to Bring CJ O Shopping Up to Date 2012/10/05, Source,
CJ O Shopping has signed actress Ko So-young as a creative director in charge of current trends, it said Thursday. It will be Ko's job to help the company reflect trends in lifestyle businesses, source foreign brands, and develop fashionable goods. She will also model for the home shopping channel,...More
S. Korean Actress Ko So-Young 2011/11/19, Source,
poses for camera at the "2011 Style Icon Awards" ceremony held at CJ E&M Center in Seoul's Sangam-dong on Nov. 3, 2011.
A number of actors and actresses and other entertainers took part in the event.
Ko So-young was born on Oct. 6, 1972. She graduated from Chung-Ang University with a major in Drama & Cinema. She was known as one of South Korea's "ideal women".
Ko was born in Seoul, South Korea. She attended an all-female high school before gaining early admission to Chung-Ang University, where she studied computer science,...More
Learn Which Residential Areas Are Hot Among The Stars 2011/05/11, Source,
The lives of celebrities never fail to intrigue the regular Joes out there. Much attention is paid to what they do, who they date, and where they live. Being that celebrities tend to seek out homes that are appropriate for their higher salaries in quiet neighborhoods where they can live out their private lives in peace, many coincidentally flock to the same buildings or areas.
For example, two very famous Korean star couples live in the same luxury-style villa in Samsung-dong of Seoul: comedian Lee Hwi-jae and his wife, and Korea's Brangelina, Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young. Jang and Ko moved into Lee's building last April to live right beneath him. There are rumors that the two couples get together often due to their shared love for baseball,...More
A survey was conducted by a public servant,...More
Weekly star scene 2011/03/30, Source,
Next we have our segment of with Dami!
[Reporter : ] : Today on WEEKLY STAR SCENE, we're going to take a look at the issues that have heated up the entertainment industry during the week! First, we have some good news! On Monday, March 28th, one of Korea's most well-known bachelors, actor Jeong Joon-ho, tied a knot with TV announcer 이하정, who is by the way, nine years his junior! Without further a do, let's take a closer look,...More
Celebrities Turn Real Estate Tycoons 2011/03/19, Source,
From left, Park Chan-ho, Ko So-young and Ryoo Si-won
Many celebrities and sports stars are turning a profit with their investment in real estate. One of them is Moon Hee-joon, of the now-disbanded boy band H.O.T., who has revealed that one house he bought for W120 million is now worth W1 billion (US$1=W1,129). Moon owns several properties,...More
Kim Tae-hee Wins Over Viewers with 'My Princess' 2011/02/03,
Her stunning beauty is beyond dispute, but actress Kim Tae-hee has always been criticized for her wooden acting. She struggled even more in films than on TV, and none of her movies, including "The Restless", "Venus and Mars" and "Grand Prix", were a success at the box office.
But the soap "My Princess", currently on MBC, seems to have changed all that, and viewers have taken to Kim's adorable but comic character in a big way. They seem to enjoy seeing the inelegant side of someone who seems to have it all. And criticism of her acting skills seems on the wane,...More
"Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered)" is the famous line uttered by Julius Caesar that served as the inspiration for celebrity makeup artist Lee Kyung-min's cosmet,...More
"Reign of Assassins" to open in theaters on October 14 2010/08/26, Source,
John Woo film "Reign of Assassins"
Upcoming John Woo movie "Reign of Assassins" will be opening in local theaters on October 14, according to the film's importer Sane Company Inc. on Thursday.
"Assassins", starring top Korean actor Jeong Woo-seong and Chinese actress Michelle Yeoh, is about an ordinary postman (Jeong) with extraordinary martial arts skills. Yeoh will be playing a skilled female assassin and the two come together to fight off a gang and return the ashes of a mystical Buddhist monk,...More
Where Do Stars Who Advertise Apartments Live? 2010/07/15, Source, Developers have been hiring celebrities to advertise their apartment brands to borrow a little of the stars' glamour for their properties. That leads inevitably to the question: where do these stars themselves live? As it turns out, none of them live in the apartments they advertise.
Son Ye-jin pulls out from Kang Je-gyu Hollywood debut pic 2010/07/05, Source,
Actress Son Ye-jin [Barunson Entertainment]
Actress Son Ye-jin has taken back her decision to play the lead female role in South Korean director Kang Je-gyu's Hollywood debut pic, according to her agency Barunson Entertainment and the film's producer on Monday.
Son was set to star in the film opposite top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun in the war film tentatively titled "My Way", but decided to pull out over a drastic reduction of her character's weight in the film after modifications were made to the scenario,...More
Rain and Jeon Ji-hyeon's agencies deny dating rumors 2010/06/10, Source,
Top Korean stars Jeon Ji-hyeon (left) and Rain
Agencies for top Korean stars Rain and Jeon Ji-hyeon have denied the romantic status of their stars, saying the recent news of the two dating, as one local media reported, is "not true" and "groundless".
Around 11 a.m. this morning, Sportsseoul.com released a shocking report that the two actors have been dating since last October along with a witness testimony that Rain had often visited Jeon's apartment in Seoul's affluent Samsung-dong district,...More
Jang Dong-gun's 6 months pregnant wife spotted 2010/06/09, Source,
Six-month pregnant Ko So-young spotted on the streets of Hongdae [Y-Star]
Korean actress Ko So-young, six months pregnant with her husband actor Jang Dong-gun's baby, was spotted in the streets of Seoul last week, according to cable entertainment channel Y-Star on Wednesday.
Y-Star released photographs it had snapped last Friday of Ko, leaving a studio after a commercial shoot in the Hongik University area which is known for its various independent and underground culture,...More
WFP unveils photos of Jang Dong-gun in Laos 2010/06/09, Source,
Korean actor Jang Dong-gun and local children of Laos [WFP/photographed by Toru Tokota]
Photographs of Korean actor Jang Dong-gun visiting Laos in March were unveiled today.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) on its official website revealed pictures of Jang, the goodwill ambassador for the WFP, of when he was in Laos three months ago to shoot a promotional antipoverty documentary.
The documentary features Jang visiting local schools in the country to provide free meals for its students -- their province was hit by a Typhoon last September causing a flood to ruin the country's crops,...More
Jeong Woo-seong to attend Venice film fest with John Woo pic 2010/06/07, Source,
Korean actor Jeong Woo-seong [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Jeong Woo-seong will be making his international debut at the 67th Venice Film Festival in September through new John Woo pic "Reign of Assassins".
According to the film's importer Sane Company Inc. on Sunday, the festival committee has invited Jeong and Woo to premiere their martial arts flick at the event, which kicks off in Venice on September 1.
Woo will also be receiving a lifetime achievement award at the film fest this year, organizers said,...More
Kim Jae-wook says Kim Nam-gil "like a time bomb" - Part 1 2010/05/20, Source, "Cold revenge, fiery ambition, fatal love" The catch phrase for new SBS TV series "Bad Man" set to first air on May 26 is strong. The story of a man and a woman who dream of climbing the social ladder and the children of a conglomerate family who fall for their temptation. But at the press conference for this passionate melodrama, one could feel the charm of each actor which increased the anticipation for the show, rather than being a somber setting. Below are the excerpts from the press conference for "Bad Man" with Kim Nam-gil (as Shim Gun-wook) who created the mood with his constant jokes, the well-mannered and honest Han Ga-in (as Moon Jae-in), the experienced 20-year veteran actress Oh Yeon-soo (as Hong Tae-ra) and Kim Jae-wook (as Hong Tae-sung) who would give clear distinctive subjective answers to questions.
Korean actor Kim Nam-gil at the press conference for TV series "Bad Man" [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
10: Character Shim Gun-wook is introduced as a 'Mr. Perfect'. I think it would have been inevitable to keep telling yourself that while in shoot. Was there anything in particular that you prepared for this character?,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Lee Hye-young dating? 2010/05/13, Source,
Actress Lee Hye-young is known to be dating a business man who is a year older than her!
Her entertainment company confimed this truth and they said that they have been dating for 6months now.
Lee had caught Ko So-young's bride bouquet at the wedding two weeks ago and raised questions whether she was dating or not.
It's known that Lee is not planning to be wed any time,...More
Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young wed on May 2 2010/05/02, Source,
Actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young at their wedding ceremony held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2, 2010 [AM Entertainment]
Top Korean actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young got married in a star-studded wedding ceremony held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2, ending months of media frenzy over their 18-year friendship and romance.
The star couple, dubbed Korea's equivalent of Brangelina, held a photo and Q&A session several hours prior to the ceremony, answering questions by reporters about the wedding and their baby -- Ko is four months pregnant,...More
Actress Ko So-young revealed that she is three months pregnant, Thursday, ahead of her marriage next month to,...More
Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young pre-wedding photos unveiled 2010/04/21, Source,
Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young [AM Entertainment]
The pre-wedding photographs of top Korean stars Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young have been revealed.
Jang's agency AM Entertainment released an official statement late on Wednesday containing two black-and-white photos of the groom-to-be sporting a tuxedo and his fiancee donning a different wedding gown in each picture.
The photo shoot, which took place in private last Saturday, had been helmed by renowned wedding photographer Hong Hye-jeon,...More
Ko So-young to wear Oscar de la Renta at May wedding 2010/04/20, Source,
Korean actress Ko So-young in a fashion spread for January issue of ELLE Korea magazine [ELLE Korea]
Korean actress Ko So-young will be wearing U.S. designer Oscar de la Renta's gown at her wedding to Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun next month, according to her stylist Jung Yoon-ki.
Jung said in a phone call with Asia Economic Daily on Monday that the actress has "made the final decision to wear Oscar de la Renta" at the wedding ceremony, to be held at Seoul's Shilla Hotel on May 2,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young wedding already boring? 2010/04/19, Source,
The couple of the century will be wed this May 2nd! Last weekend, the wedding pictures have been taken for the couple and invitations have been sent out. The new home where Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young will be moving into has its new furniture ready for their move!
The hotel where they will be wed is a top class hotel where many stars get married.
The reporters and fans have tried to get as much information on their wedding and keep themselves updated as possible. The couple is in spotlight wherever they,...More
Jang Dong-gun returns from charity work in Laos 2010/04/05, Source,
Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun [AM Entertainment]
Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun has returned from doing charity work in Laos last week, according to his agency AM Entertainment.
AM explained that the actor spent a week in Laos shooting a promotional antipoverty documentary as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) and returned to Korea on April 1.
"Many people were worried because he was going to a remote area where it is easy to catch an epidemic", an official at AM was quoted as saying. "But Jang Dong-gun was very determined [to go]",...More
The Luxury Properties Owned by Korean Stars 2010/03/18, Source, Sports, TV and movie stars are the envy of many, and that has if anything increased with the revelations of their vast real estate holdings. Although such cases are limited to only the highest-paid st,...More
Jeong Woo-seong pic "Reign of Assassins" Korea release confirmed 2010/03/10, Source,
Actor Jeong Woo-seong [Taurus Films]
Korean actor Jeong Woo-seong's international debut film "Reign of Assassins" has been confirmed to open in Korea, according to the film's distributor Sungwon I Communications on Wednesday.
Sungwon announced in a press release that the action flick, which stars the Korean actor and Chinese actress Michelle Yeoh from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Memoirs of a Geisha", will be released in Korea in August.,...More
Jang Dong-gun officially announces May 2 wedding 2010/03/08, Source,
Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun at his fan meeting held at COEX Auditorium in Seoul, Korea on March 6, 2010 [AM Entertainment]
Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun announced at his fan meeting over the weekend that he will wed his actress girlfriend Ko So-young on May 2.
The Hallyu star gave the much-awaited confirmation in front of some 1,000 local and overseas fans at Seoul's COEX Auditorium on Saturday, keeping his promise that they would be the first to hear about any news regarding his marriage.,...More
Jang Dong-gun to announce May 2 wedding at fan meeting 2010/03/04, Source,
Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun [Asia Economic Daily]
Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun will reveal during his fan meeting this weekend that he will tie the knot with his actress girlfriend Ko So-young on May 2, according to multiple sources.
Although the couple have yet to make an official announcement, sources close to both actors said the two will hold a private wedding at The Shilla hotel in Seoul which will be attended only by family and close friends.
An official at Jang's agency AM Entertainment did not deny news of their marriage, saying that "an official statement will be made in an appropriate way to the media too" around the time of his fan meeting to be held at Seoul's COEX Auditorium on March 6.,...More
Jang Dong-gun to reveal wedding plans at fan meeting 2010/03/03, Source,
Top Korean actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young
Top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun will be revealing his plans to get married in May during an upcoming fan meeting set for the weekend, according to an entertainment industry source.
The source explained that the parents of the Hallyu star and his actress girlfriend Ko So-young recently met and settled on a date for a wedding in May. Jang is expected to tell fans about the news at his fan meeting on March 6.
Another source said the two stars, making preparations for the marriage, are in the process of closing a deal on their new house in Seoul's Heukseuk-dong where they will move into immediately after holding their nuptials.,...More
Son Ye-jin hops aboard new Kang Je-gyu pic 2010/02/18, Source,
Actress Son Ye-jin [Barunson Entertainment]
Actress Son Ye-jin has joined the cast of top South Korean director Kang Je-gyu's Hollywood debut pic, according to the film's producer on Thursday.
The critically acclaimed actress will play the main female role opposite Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun in the film tentatively titled "My Way", based on the Invasion of Normandy during World War II.
Son will play the role of a woman who agonizes over her love for a Korean man and a Japanese man who both fight in the war.,...More
[ChanMi's take] Ko So-young VS Kim Ok-bin 2010/02/11, Source,
The see through look is being a hot item for many actresses. Those who have perfect S-line can reveal their bodyline without revealing too much of their bare skin through this look. Many brand name designers applied this look as a hot item.
Stylish and charismatic stars, Kim Ok-bin and Ko So-young,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Wedding bells, when? 2010/01/31, Source,
Top star Jang Dong-gun will be having a press meeting to tell the news of marriage at his fan meeting in March!
There will be a birthday fan meeting in March but what is most expected is the details of marriage plans that he will be having with Ko So-young!
The fan meeting will be a private one and more information will,...More
Jang is currently a goodwill ambassador for the,...More
Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young deny mid-May wedding rumor 2010/01/26, Source,
Top Korean actors Jang Dong-gun (left) and Ko So-young [Asia Economic Daily]
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.
A local media report had claimed yesterday that the star couple has made reservations for a wedding to be held at a hotel in Seoul with May 15 the most likely date they will marry.
But a source close to the actress said, "A wedding date has not been set as of yet. It will be announced officially, through a press release or press conference, when an exact date comes out".,...More
Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young rumored to wed in May 2010/01/21, Source,
Korean star couple Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young [Asia Economic Daily]
Top Korean actors Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young, who admitted to their two-year romantic relationship last November, are again sparking rumors of a wedding in May, according to various reports surrounding the couple.
First, there was talk among industry sources that Ko was seen around Seoul, shopping for a wedding dress at high-end bridal shops.
Then producers of "ENEWS" -- which airs on Korea cable channel tvN -- reported that an employee at one of the wedding shops had said the 37-year-old actress had been eyeing American bridal brand Kenneth Pool. ENEWS even went as far as to predict that Ko "will choose a simple, romantic dress".,...More
Jang Dong-gun to undergo knee surgery this week 2010/01/13, Source,
Korean actor Jang Dong-gun [Asia Economic Daily]
Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun is scheduled to undergo knee surgery this week, according to his agency on Wednesday.
An official at AM Entertainment explained that the actor was admitted into a hospital yesterday to receive surgery for his left knee, which he injured while shooting the 2004 blockbuster film "Taegukgi ". The actor will reportedly stay in the hospital for about a week and continue physical therapy for about a month afterwards.,...More
Jang Dong-gun to undergo knee surgery next year 2009/12/24, Source,
Korean actor Jang Dong-gun [Asia Economic Daily]
Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun is scheduled to undergo knee surgery early next year, according to his agency on Thursday.
An official at AM Entertainment explained that the actor will have surgery "sometime around January or February" on his left knee, which he injured while shooting the 2004 blockbuster film "Taegukgi ".
The actor reportedly complained of being in pain while shooting action scenes or doing high-intensity workouts although he does not have much problem with daily activities. He had reportedly been planning to have the surgery since wrapping up "Good Morning President" and his Hollywood debut film "Warrior's Way".,...More
Lee Kyung-min, Makeup Artist to the Stars 2009/12/21, Source, Makeup artist Lee Kyung-min is at the top of her profession, and a very successful businesswoman who runs her own beauty salon LeeKyungMin Foret, cosmetic brand Vidi Vici, and makeup artist training s,...More
Their children will be so impossibly cute we might puke.
According to their representatives, actor Jang Dong-gun, voted the most beautiful male celebrity in a KBS television survey earlier this year, ha,...More
Jeans Brands Woo Top Stars for Ads 2009/10/15, Source, Jeans brands seem to be replacing cosmetics as the most coveted prize among Korea's advertising contracts. Traditionally, becoming the " face " of cosmetics brands was the recognition of bona fide sta,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ko So-young's beautiful acts of love 2009/07/17, Source, We haven't seen Ko So-young in the screens for a while now. It seems that through this break, Ko has been in Cambodia taking care of the children like a mother.
The children have lost their parents to AIDS and Ko wanted to give them a little bit of love and smiles while she was at the orphanage.
She spent the time with,...More
Amid the ongoing search for catchy, stylish, attractive ideas for local dramas, many drama-makers have turned to themes that have already been seen to be popular. Movie-based dramas are no longer new, but the,...More
Stars aligning for the Year of the Rat 2008/02/06, Apart from being famous worldwide, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Al Gore and Zinedine Zidane have one other thing in common -- they were born in the Year of the Rat, according to the traditional zodiac system still widely used in Korea.
With the first day of the Lunar New Year tomorrow, rats, the first a,...More
Jeon Ji-hyeon Takes a Big-Screen Gamble 2008/01/25, Source, Many Korean star actresses of the small screen have dismally flopped in movies although they achieve brilliant success and earn astronomical amounts of money in TV commercials. Now,...More
In conclusion, the interrelationship is inverse proportion according to the trend in 2007 box-office success in Korean film industry. Among the 100 movies released this year, only 4 movies had more than,...More
Born in the Year of the Rat 2007/12/31, Source, In the Year of the Rat, Korean pop culture is led by those born in another, in 1972. Coincidence or cosmic determination? Readers may decide for themselves. Known as the "president of culture" in the 1990s, Seo Taiji releasef his 15th anniversary,...More
Ko So-young: Never Out of the Public Eye 2007/06/26, Source, As an entertainment reporter, I am often asked: "Who is the most beautiful in the flesh?" Even in the world of entertainment, where a fresh drop-dead gorgeous face is making her debut every five minut,...More
This Week's Movie Premieres 2007/01/05, Source, It's Friday and that means time to check on what's playing at the movies.
I see there are two Korean movies.
One is a romantic comedy about time travel, and the other a melodrama set during a turbulent time in Korea's modern history.
More from Son Heekyung.
In recent years, local horror film directors have struggled to break free from conventional formulas, seeking fear factors in ordinary and familiar places and people.
Mysterious beings appear in an ordinary high schools instead of typical haunted houses, and mod,...More
Surprising Comeback of a Reserved Star 2006/06/29, Source, The first prejudice people have against actress Ko So-young is that she is a trend-surfer. The second is that she is a snob who will marry into the owner family of one of Korea's big conglomerates. She shrugs off the first, declaring herself "o,...More
While film is an old Western tradition, Koreans have long relied on horror flicks to cool the summer heat. And as the summer season lurks just around the corner, serial killers, freaks and ghosts are out in full force to chill moviegoers.
Fans of Snubbed Beauties Up in Arms 2005/04/06, Source, With the cable TV channel m.net selecting a list of Korea's 10 most beautiful women to mark the company's 10th anniversary, fans of stars who were left off are launching severe protests on the Internet. Using Internet balloting and expert opinion, m.net selected a list of Korea's 10 representative b,...More
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