[Guest Film Review] "ARIRANG - Movie" 2016/12/24,
Following an incident in "Dream", where the lead protagonist, Lee Na-young almost died during a hanging scene, and after his long-time assistant, Jang Hoon and the producer of the film "Poongsan" abandoned him during the film's shootings the same year (2011), Kim Ki-duk retreated to a secluded mountain house. Eventually he decided to shoot a documentary of shorts while there, entirely by himself, that came to be "ARIRANG - Movie". It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and won the top award for best film,...More
Won Bin's Quiet Countryside Wedding Strikes Chord 2015/06/02, Source,
The small private wedding of top actors Won Bin and Lee Na-young in the groom's remote hometown of Jeongseon, Gangwon Province has been hailed as an example for others. The simplicity of the outdoor ceremony appealed not only to those who think weddings are getting far too ostentatious but also to defenders of traditional values,...More
Won Bin, Lee Na-young Tie Knot in Wheat Fields 2015/06/01, Source,
Acting star Won Bin and fellow actress Lee Na-young got married in the open air on Saturday in the green wheat fields of Jeongseon, Gangwon Province, the groom's hometown. The two are protective of their private lives and their wedding was kept secret until the very last minute. It was a small wedding with family and relatives only,...More
Won Bin and Lee Na-young's 'small wedding' 2015/05/31, Source, Won Bin and Lee Na-young got married. They are a top star couple also known as the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie of Korea. The two of them got married in a quiet village and had a small wedding without the fuss of having a huge top star wedding. Why though?
There are a few things that can be mentioned when it comes to top star weddings. Media and the spotlight, a luxury hotel wedding hall with celebrity guests who look like they're going to an award show and more fanciness and fuss than a regular wedding are some. The wedding alone is confusion enough but it's true that celebrities have more pressure on their shoulders when their wedding becomes the hottest topic not only in the showbiz but publicly as well,...More
Won Bin and Lee Na-young tied the knot in secret 2015/05/30, Source,
On May 30, actor Won Bin, 38, and actress Lee Na-young, 36, were married through a private wedding ceremony in Jeongseon, Kangwon-do, where only family members attended.
Won Bin and Lee Na-young's agency, Eden Nine said, "Today (May 30), the two loving lifetime partners made their very first step together on a small unnamed trail midst a wheat field in Kangwon-do" and "After the wedding ceremony, they set an iron cast pot in the middle of the field and shared warm noodles with their family members",...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Our Happy Time" + DVD Giveaway 2014/04/11,
Yoo-jeong (played by Lee Na-young) chronically attempts to commit suicide mostly out of spite. While suicidal people generally act in such a way because they believe the world would be better off without them, Yoo-jeong holds no such illusions. Her self-inflicted wounds are not a cry for help, but a deliberate sensation reminding the woman that there is no hope, love, or genuine empathy in her life. There is only pain, and Yoo-jeong has been brought up in such a way that viciousness is about the only form of communication she can register as being valid.
Condemned prisoner Yoon-soo (played by Gang Dong-won) has about as bleak an outlook as Yoo-jeong does,...More
Lancome Picks Lee Na-young as its face in Korea 2013/08/08, Source,
Actress Lee Na-young, who recently admitted she has been dating actor Won Bin, is the new model for Lancôme, a leading cosmetics brand from the L'Oréal Group. "We thought that Lee's elegant and sophisticated look matches the modern and feminine image of our brand", the company said. "We also believe that Lee, who has maintained her stunning beauty throughout her 15-year career, is perfect to promote our newest cosmetic lines",...More
Film Audiences Favor Grown-Up Experience 2013/04/30, Source, Ha Jeong-woo and Kim Hye-soo have been voted the most popular actor and actress in Korea in a poll by the Chosun Ilbo and the country's biggest ticketing site Maxmovie. But Hwang Jeong-min and Jeon Do-yeon were named as the best actor and actress. ◆ Mature Actors, Mature Audiences Remarkably, most of the top 10 most popular actors and actresses are in their 30s to 50s, the only exception being Han Hyo-joo, who is in her 20s. The average age for male and female actors is 42.7 and 34.1. Of the actors, only four are in their 30s, including Ha, Gang Dong-won and Won Bin. A large proportion of the entrants on the popularity list starred in hit movies over the past two years, but Won, Kang, Lee Na-young and Kim Tae-hee managed to stay popular by only appearing in commercials,...More
[Film Review] "Howling" 2012/08/17, Source,
Is it action, drama, suspense, or supernatural thriller? "Howling"certainly feels like all of the aforementioned at times, which leads me to my point; this is a mixed bag on so many levels. You can't win 'em all Song Kang-ho. Detective Sung-gil (Song Kang-ho), has been around the force for quite some time. There's not a lot he hasn't seen or dealt with and quite frankly he's ready to move up in the world and is looking for his big promotion to captain. However, his movement to the top appears to get sidelined when his boss sticks him with Eun-young (Lee Na-young), a driven female rookie detective who simply wants to do the job right. They're assigned to a case in which a man catches fire spontaneously while sitting in his truck in a parking garage,...More
Goddess's swearing? It's alright in the movies 2012/03/14, Source,
Actress Han Ga-in surprises you in the movie "Introducing Architecture". She gets drunk and swears, "This is bullX, this X" and cries. Of course this situation is closer to a self-lamentation that brings out sympathy for her and there is a difference from just swearing and acting.
However, looking at it closely, movies are a special space for actresses. Even those who are called 'goddesses' are allowed to swear in movies with the excuse of 'trying out something new'. Actress Jung Ryeo-won characterized into the granddaughter of a great company chairman with red hair and heavy make up, swearing all the time in the SBS drama "Salaryman" but they were all censored,...More
This Week's Cultural news 2012/02/17, Source,
A new musical has come to Korea! With a grandiose set, fantastic lighting and talented singers filling the stage, "Elisabeth" is sure to delight the audience this season.
[ENG] [Interview : Robert Johanson, Producer] ""Elisabeth" is based on the real true story of Elisabeth, the Empress of Austria, who at a very young age became the empress. She was Franz Joseph's wife and she became the Empress".
"Elisabeth" has been rewritten in Korean for its Korea debut, and expectations are high. Female audience members were especially looking forward to hearing the story of one of history's most mysterious queens,...More
Lee Na-young Faces Tough Challenge on New Movie 2012/02/11, Source,
Actress Lee Na-young's latest film "Howling", which will be released next Thursday, sees her take on the role of a rookie cop investigating a series of murders by a mysterious wolf-like creature.
In this action-thriller, Lee flexes her muscles as a hard-nosed police detective and even rides a motorcycle. "This film had so many enticing factors. First of all, I wanted to play a part with many action scenes. Veteran actor Song Kang-ho was already cast, so I had an even stronger interest in it when I read the script", said Lee,...More
Korea's most anticipated films of 2012 2012/02/10, Source, With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. Kang Byeong-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012.
"The Fortune Tellers"In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.
Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
Song Kang-ho and Lee Na-young: 'We Have Nickname of 'Tom and Jerry" 2012/01/13, Source,
The director Yoo Ha's new movie "Howling" held a production presentation.
Actress Lee Na-young expressed her feelings about acting together with Song Kang-ho at the production presentation of the movie "Howling" -- held at a movie theater in Seoul on January 10 -- by saying, "We had come to have the nickname of 'Tom and Jerry' on the film set due to our appearance wrangling with each other as a senior and junior detectives in the movie". Song Kang-ho produced laughter by responding, saying, "She looks like Jerry, doesn't she?" Lee Na-young will play a new detective named Eun Young who will investigate the murder case, and Song Kang-ho will play a senior detective named Sang Gil who will solve the case with Eun Young as a team in the movie,...More
Song reprises detective role in 'Howling' 2012/01/12, Source,
A scene from Yoo Ha's serial murder story "Howling", which opens in theaters on Feb. 9
By Lee Hyo-won
Song Kang-ho will return with "Howling" as a detective, one of his signature roles that marked his breakthrough in Bong Joon-ho's "Memories of Murder". The actor says that he has brought a more mature characterization to the upcoming film.
"Male actors are often cast as detectives and gangsters, and I don't try to stay away from these parts. But it's already been eight years since Memories of Murder, and my character in Howling is a bit more humane and sensitive. I think in that sense he is someone with more depth and wisdom", Song told reporters Tuesday in Seoul during a promotional event for the film,...More
Big-budget films to open in 2012 2012/01/05, Source,
A scene from "The Thieves", which is expected to wow movie fans this year with its A-list cast. / Courtesy of Showbox/Mediaplex
By Lee Hyo-won While 2011 saw the release of some novel, genre-defying works, not many local films aside from "Sunny - 2010" and "War of the Arrows" (a.k.a. "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon") managed to draw crowds at the box office. This year, a lineup of big-budget films featuring the return of big stars await moviegoers,...More
Actor Joo Ji-hoon signs with Bae Yong-joon agency 2011/01/05, Source,
Actor Joo Ji-hoon [KEYEAST]
Actor Joo Ji-hoon has signed with top Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon-owned entertainment firm KEYEAST, according to the agency on Wednesday.
According to a press release by KEYEAST, Joo, who is currently serving in the army to fulfill Korea's two-year mandatory military duties, finalized a contract with the firm early this month ahead of resuming his acting career in November when he is set to be discharged,...More
Rain to release new album this year 2011/01/04, Source,
Korean singer and actor Rain performs at his concert titled "ADIEU 2010 with Rain" held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on December 31, 2010. [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Rain has said that he plans to release a new album sometime this year.
Rain made the comment to reporters before taking to the stage for his concert titled "ADIEU 2010 with Rain" held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium on December 31, which was attended by about 7,500 fans from Korea as well as fans from overseas,...More
"The Fugitive Plan B" to air in Japan in April next year 2010/12/08, Source,
TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" [KBS]
KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" will go on air in Japan starting April next year.
CEO Ahn Hyung-soo of the production company of the show told Sports Today over the phone, "It has been decided that the show will begin its air in Japan. Starting April, 'Fugitive' will be broadcasted on So-net, a station affiliated with Sony Group". Ahn added they are currently in talks with other public networks in Japan as well,...More
Rain to hold solo concert in Korea at the end of Dec 2010/11/11, Source,
Poster for Rain's concert [J.Tune Entertainment]
Asian pop star Rain will hold a solo concert in Korea at the end of next month.
A press release from his agency J.Tune Entertainment announced Thursday that Rain will take the stage of Jamsil Indoor Stadium for his concert titled "ADIEU 2010 with Rain" to be held on December 30,...More
Rain: 'I Will Join the Army Next Year' 2010/09/30, Source, Rain will play a flirty private investigator in the KBS drama, "The Fugitive Plan B".
Singer and actor Rain (real name Jung Ji Hoon), who will make a comeback to the small screen after a five-year break by appearing in the KBS 2TV Wednesday and Thursday drama "The Fugitive Plan B", spoke up about the rumors of his upcoming military duty.
At the production presentation of the drama "The Fugitive Plan B" held at the Lotte Hotel in Sogongdong on September 27, Rain said, "The time to join the army might be around next year",...More
KEYEAST to 2011 eco-friendly calendar next month 2010/09/28, Source,
Talents of KEYEAST for the 2011 eco calendar [KEYEAST]
Top Korean talenthouse KEYEAST will release an eco-friendly calendar featuring their stars, according to the agency on Tuesday.
KEYEAST announced in a press release that the calendar for the year 2011, including photographs and messages regarding the environment from KEYEAST stars such as Bae Yong-joon, Lee Na-young, Lee Ji-ah, Kim Hyun-joon and Choi Kang-hee, will go on sale in early October,...More
[PREVIEW] KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" 2010/09/28, Source,
From left, upcoming KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" main cast Rain, Lee Na-young and Daniel Henney pose during a photocall of a press conference for the drama held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on September 27, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Gee-woo (played by Rain), an international investigator who has his smirking eyes hidden behind sunglasses, receives a request by Jini (played by Lee Na-young) one day to seek out Melchidec, a questionable character. Mutual trust is most important in an investigator-client relationship but for a certain reason, the two end up not trusting each other. And as soon as he accepts her request, Gee-woo, accused of killing his own colleague, starts being chased by detective Do-soo (played by Lee Jeong-jin),...More
Spies, in sleek black suits, plotting revenge and, of course, tangled up in a love triangle — add in some of the hottest actors in the local entertainment industry, and you have yo,...More
Rain says done lifetime's worth of running for "The Fugitive Plan B" 2010/09/27, Source,
Korean singer and actor Rain poses during a photocall of a press conference for upcoming KBS TV series "The Fugitive Plan B" held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on September 27, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Asian pop sensation Rain, who is constantly on the run as a fugitive in upcoming TV series "The Fugitive Plan B", has said he has had to run so much that he has probably done a lifetime's worth of running.
In the romantic comedy investigative action series about a conspiracy involving a hefty sum of money going missing in times of the Korean War 60 years ago, Rain plays Gee-woo, a private detective at an international secret agency who becomes pegged as the murderer of his own old friend,...More
KBS' "Music Bank" to be broadcast to 54 countries 2010/08/27, Source,
KBS' music program "Music Bank" hosts Seo Hyo-rim and Song Joong-ki [Official "Music Bank" website]
KBS' Friday music program "Music Bank" will be broadcast live to 54 countries around the world, according to the official website of "Music Bank" on Friday.
The official website announced that today's show will be seen live for the first time ever in 54 different countries for a special episode titled "Live Music Bank K-Pop Special" later tonight,...More
[ChanMi's take] UEE vs Lee Na-young! 2010/05/25, Source,
Outfits are strange, it always changes how you wear it. It can be very original or very plain and it changes again when different people wear it.
It is the case for UEE and Lee Na-young. The two are wearing the same trench coat in two different events. Lee wore this last year for a movie press release and UEE wore this for the fashion magazine VOGUE's March photoshoot.
Lee's goddess image and UEE's sexy style are very different in expressing this style.
This coat is a Burberry's 2010 Spring/Summer collection outfit. There has only been one coat that came to Korea and this charismatic coat with cotton fabric is very special. Its detail in the edges have been worked on very meticulously. The one-piece like trench coat was wo,...More
Yang Dong-geun to make comeback in film "Grand Prix" 2010/05/12, Source,
Korean singer and actor Yong Dong-geun [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Yang Dong-geun will be making his acting comeback through film "Grand Prix", according to the film's producer Sidus FNH on Monday.
Sidus FNH announced in a press release that Yang has been cast as the film's male lead which had originally been set to be played by Hallyu star Lee Joon-ki before he dropped out to go to the army last week as part of fulfilling Korea's mandatory military duties,...More
Bae Yong-joon's Keyeast profits up three-fold 2010/02/16, Source,
Actor Bae Yong-joon [Asia Economic Daily]
Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon's company Keyeast Co., Ltd. saw its profits surge three-fold last year, proving it is a strong player in the entertainment industry which has been hit hard by the economic downturn.
Keyeast, a provider of Korean cultural content of which Bae is a major stockholder, announced through a press release Friday that the firm posted profits worth 10.5 billion won in 2009, a 303.5 percent increase compared to the previous year.
An official at Keyeast explained that the reappraisal value of Digital Adventure (DA), worth about 10 billion won, accounted for a majority of the gain. DA, a Japanese digital contents distribution company, had merged with BOF Entertainment, another subsidiary of Keyeast in May.,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actor Kim Ji-seok-I 2010/01/19, Source, Interview with the actor who appeared in 2009 hit film "Take Off" and most recently starred in movie "Lady Daddy" opposite actress Lee Na-young.
Korean actor Kim Ji-seok-I [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
My name isKim Ji-seok-I. My real name is Kim Bo-suk. When I first debuted as a singer with my real name, many people confused me with senior actors Jeong Bo-seok and Kim Bo-seong. The CEO of the agency I was at came up with the part 'Ji' for my name. He was also the one who came with actress Choi Ji-woo's name. I was born on April 21, 1981. My family is composed of my parents, my older brother who is two years old than me and younger brother who just took his college entrance exams. My older brother and I have different brain structures. He is a member of Mensa and he also attended Oxford and KAIST. I wasn't too bad at my studies either but I wanted my parents to acknowledge me as much as they did my brother. That was the real reason I started acting. My parents emphasized education and because of that I was lucky to have attended middle and high school in England. I was able to play soccer on vast green fields, but at the time I didn't appreciate it. I still dream about those green fields sometimes. What I got out of my studies in England was a sense of professionalism and autonomy. I enjoyed the system where from a young age, you are able to study in the field that you wanted to pursue without someone forcing you.,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Lee Na-young (Part 1) 2010/01/14, Source,
Actress Lee Na-young [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Most actresses which men rave about, are less liked by women. But a handsome number of female fans became enchanted with Lee Na-young's roles in TV series such as "Ruler of Your Own World" and "Ireland". And words such as 'consistency', 'sturdiness' and 'prudence' -- normally used to describe someone of the male gender -- also befit this 31-year-old actress well. She was the same on the set of film "Lady Daddy". The Lee Na-young that 10Asia met with sighed as she jokingly complained how the female members of the crew would ask for photographs with her when she dressed up as a man in particular, much more so than when she was herself. But it seemed unlike that her image as an actress will be affected after she dons a mustache and short hair to play her character Ji-hyun. Below is 10Asia's interview with the actress who seeks after what she wants, even if it may be the long way around. 10: I hear that you choose your roles quite carefully so "Lady Daddy" was an surprising choice in many ways.Lee Na-young (Lee): I made my mind up very quickly for film "Dream" and sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof" but took more time with "Lady Daddy" because many people around me were concerned about it. Before, I had never thought about 'image' in choosing a role but it seemed I should with this film since the topic may influence my image as an actress in Korea. That's why some people were telling me, "As an actress..". but in the end, I decided to think about my character and genre more than my image. 10: So what was the key factor that led you to take on "Lady Daddy"? Lee: I liked the combination of comedy with the possibly risky topic we are usually careful to talk about. Sex change in particular is something Koreans are not used to and have little information or knowledge about. So I was extremely attracted to the collaboration of the topic and genre, and another thing was that I wanted to play the role of a man. I was very shocked upon seeing Kate Blanchett's acting in the film "I'm Not There". I had never thought I'd be able to play the role of a guy but also started wondering whether such an opportunity would arise in our country too. That's why, when I got the scenario for this film, I was worried about it. But I also told myself that it was unlikely I'd be given the chance to play this sort of a role again. That's why for me, what was important was 'being a guy' and not dressing up as one, whether it be as the person from his past or as a dad.,...More
[INTERVIEW] Actress Lee Na-young (Part 2) 2010/01/14, Source,
Actress Lee Na-young [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
10: Is it because you have to enter into a world that has already been established?Lee Na-young (Lee): Of course. The character Lee Na-bong that I played in "High Kick Through The Roof" doesn't have a story like the other characters have. That's why it's even more embarrassing to enter that family-like world and leave it after shouting a few words. I think I'll watch it later on. If the response is good, I'll watch it within the next couple of days but probably much later on if it's quiet. 10: What are you most worried about? Lee: That I might not be funny. I really wanted to deliver the element of 'fun' to the audience through "High Kick Through The Roof". [Upon hearing the sound of people's laughter outside] Ah... They're probably laughing because Mr. Jeong Bo-seok is funny. What do I do... I'm so ashamed. I think I become ashamed much easier than I used to. 10: Why do you think that's happening? Lee: I don't know. But I say I'm embarrassed much more than I used to. Whatever it is, even with taking photographs, it's so embarrassing. What do you think is the reason?,...More
[PREVIEW] Movie "Lady Daddy" 2010/01/12, Source,
A scene from film "Lady Daddy" [Harimao Pictures]
Ji-hyun (played by Lee Na-young) lives a busy life as a movie stills photographer who is also in preparations to put on her own private exhibition. She is also steadily growing closer to her boyfriend Joon-suh (played by Kim Ji-seok-I). Their relationship started slow but when Ji-hyun finally builds enough trust and love for him, a nine-year-old boy rings on her doorbell asking for his dad. It had already been nine years since Ji-hyun freed herself from the then seemingly useless and meaningless life living as a male. The short-lived peace she had earned after so much effort becomes shattered in just seconds with the appearance of her son. The dad who can no longer be a dad and the son who now wants to call out for his dad, start living an odd and risky life together.,...More
Lee Na-young turns man in film "Lady Daddy" 2010/01/05, Source,
From left, actor Kim Ji-seok-I, child actor Kim Hee-soo, actress Lee Na-young and director Lee Kwang-jae pose during a photo session of a press conference for film "Lady Daddy" at a Megabox theater in Seoul, South Korea on January 4, 2009. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] A son you were not even aware of being born comes looking for you one day. Yes, many things change over a decade but what has changed is the gender of the dad. Hence, there was no instantaneous recognition between the two nor a tearful reunion between Ji-hyun (played by Lee Na-young) and his son Yoo-bin (played by Kim Hee-soo). The two start living together but will Ji-hyun be able to keep his secret between his son and boyfriend Joon-suh (played by Kim Ji-seok-I)? "Lady Daddy" is romantic comedy film which touches upon as lightly as it possibly can, on the issue of the not-so-light topic of transgenders. The main cast work in harmony with each other -- Lee Na-young who acts the role of a clumsy and soft-hearted dad, Kim Hee-soo as the chic and mature son and Kim Ji-seok-I who plays a man head over heels in love with his woman, while the excellent comical acting by supporting actors Kim Heung-soo and Kim Hee-won adds extra flavor to the film. Below are excerpts of the press conference for "Lady Daddy" held at a Megabox theater on Monday attended by the main cast and director Lee Kwang-jae. Q: Is there anything you focused on in particular in tell your story about transgenders in the film? It's not easy to portray such a topic with warmth and happiness in a commercial movie like yours.Lee Kwang-jae (Lee KJ): Rather than focusing on what each character should be like, I wanted to show that people make certain special decisions in their lives and live according to that choice. And I wanted to show that Ji-hyun's decision to become a woman was just one of the many choice's that anyone could make. I wanted to portray this with warmth by basing her story on universal emotions such as love between family members or a man and a woman.,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Lee Na-young in W 2009/10/18, Source, Actress Lee Na-young has been in a photoshoot for the W magazine.
The photographer is famous from Germany and his pictures will be on the W Korea main page for November issue.
This photographer took pictures of Mel Gibson, Andy MacDowel and Milla Jovovich.
Lee has been in Germany for 4 days and has been in 20 different places for this photoshoot.
Rather than a pretty fashion photoshoot, this one is full of mysterious,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Lee Na-young in London 2009/09/28, Source, Actress Lee Na-young has represented Asia at the Burberry London show!
She has been the first Korean actress to be invited at this show that also invited Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Liv Taylor, Victoria Beckham and more!
Lee has attended with a classic yet modern image.,...More
[ChanMi's take] Lee Na-young at Asian Film Awards 2009/03/26, Source, Her red lipstick and very black min one piece dress look quite awkward on her.
Lee Na-young came to the Asian Film Festival like this, and her waist seems very uncomfortable.
Of course, her hair is nice like an imitation of Audrey Hepburn's hair pulled back with bangs.
However, everything else seems very odd.,...More
That special time of the year has come around, when South Korea's top filmmakers and actors turn into film festival programmers. The 4th Cinematheque Friends Film Festival will take place Jan. 29-March 1 in Seoul, and director,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Ko Ah-ra picked best model by Kwangjoo citizens! 2008/10/23, Source, Actress Ko Ah-ra and actor Lee Seon-gyoon has been picked the best models for this year. The two stars have attended the KAA ceremony, "2008 Korea Kwangjoo Festival- Kwangjoo Night Awards".
They have been picked because of how they present the products they model for in commercials with amiable and attractive ways. It is a picky process with 3 steps to go through to be chosen the best model in commercial films.
Ko Ah-ra has won the votes with 43.1 percent. Her innocent and bright image in commercials for,...More
South Korean movies continue to make their way around the globe to vie for prizes and reach a wider audience. Some notable trips to international film festivals include feted director Kim Ki-duk's latest work <,...More
Various origins of female stars… 'Miss Korea' group falters 2008/03/13, Source, On a breezy spring day in March 2008, the entertainment investigation team of Sports Khan sensed an emergency. The argument between female stars about their influence has become fierce, almost to the point of battle. Accordingly, under the supervision of Detective Choi, the entertainment investigati,...More
[Special Report] Is there a limit to the stars' guarantees? 2008/02/28, Source, Recently, the Minister of Culture and Arts, Yoo In-Chun's private property was revealed to be over 14 billion-won. Some said that he had gained too much wealth, but he thinks otherwise. He said, "These are all from my 30 years of acting career. Some may think I have too much private wealth, but look,...More
To celebrate the Chusok holiday, millions of people are expected to hit the roads to their hometowns enduring severe traffic congestion. But with longer leaves from work this year, many people will also be spending the holiday at theaters.
'Shrek 2' Stays on Top of Box Office 2004/06/29, Source, Dreamworks' animation 'Shrek 2' stayed strong at the local box office, taking the top spot for the second week in a row.
The film, starring the voices of such Hollywood notables as Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas and Cameron Diaz, has been seen by 1.8 million viewers nationwide since op,...More
'English' translates into laughter 2003/10/29, Source, Imagine this scene: "Zoo!" a Caucasian teacher slyly declares in front of a class of Korean students. "Jew!" the class confidently affirms in unison. Sound familiar? A scene like this probably takes place at hundreds of private institutions around the nation where the struggle to learn English is a,...More
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