Park Si-yeon Pregnant, Expecting Second Child 2015/09/07, Source,
Actress Park Si-yeon is seven-months pregnant and busy preparing for the birth of her second child, her management agency said Friday. "I've had such a blessed year", Park said. "The thought of becoming a mother of two children gives me happiness but also gives me a time for solemn reflection",...More
[Guest Post] Celebrating Family Outing Part 1 - The Cast 2015/07/05, Source,
Seven years ago, an ambitious reality show called Family Outing appeared on Korean TV. Hosted by "The Nation's MC" Yoo Jae-seok (most may know him only as the guy with the bowl cut in PSY's recent videos), this variety show took outdoor reality to a level that is still trying to be reached. The show ran for nearly 2 years on SBS's 'Good Sunday' and had many of the same cast and crew members from the game show X-Man. What this show offered was more than just silly games and jokes, it was a travelogue of Korean villages and offered a glimpse into the Confucian-based society unheard of in America,...More
Korean drama of the week "My Girl" 2015/06/04, Source,
Korean drama of the week "My Girl" (2005) Directed by Jeon Ki-sang Written by Hong Jeong-eun, Hong Mi-ran Network : SBS With Lee Da-hae, Lee Dong-wook, Park Si-yeon, Lee Joon-ki, Jo Kye-hyeong, Hwang Bo-ra,... 16 episodes - Wed, Thu 21:55 Synopsis Contract marriage? The couple won't live in the same room. In the end, they actually will anyway. Contract dating? Why be shy when you're going to date anyways? What? Contract siblings? That is quite something if you ask me. However, there is one bizarre contract between two couples. Her major is creative writing (overflowing with lies), double majoring in acting (nice looking face with exceptional acting skills), minor major in broadcast entertainment (wonderful showmanship with quick agility of wit),...More
Digital Video Network DramaFever Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with Exclusive Fall Premieres 2014/09/19,
Hefty Line-up of the Hottest New Asian Series Includes Romance, High School and Period Dramas – Made Available for the First Time in the U.S. with English Subtitles and within 24 Hours of their International TV Premieres
DramaFever, the top online video destination for international TV series and movies, today announced a fall lineup that includes four exclusive premieres along with a large crop of other highly anticipated Asian drama series. All will premiere on DramaFever within 24 hours of the original international airings, and with professional subtitles,...More
Park Si-yeon in "Greatest Marriage" poster 2014/09/11, Source,
A killer poster of "Greatest Marriage", based on the subject of 'Miss Mom' (women who don't want to marry but have children), has been released. Unlike unmarried women who have children but are not married for various reasons, financially stable women who refuse to get married reflect the social status of women today. In the patriarchal society, if a woman has children and concentrates only on housework, it will cut off their social experience,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Coffee House" 2014/05/31,
Try to name a few romantic comedies where the problems that keep a couple apart are based on their own issues, rather than an outside force or noble idiocy. Forget disapproving mothers in law and the leads deciding that, although no one is forcing them, they need to give up the person they like for a while, for reasons. 'A Witch's Love' would be a recent example and although shaky in its handling of the love triangle and female lead lately, a good one. 'Coffee House' is another,...More
Three actresses sentenced 2013/11/25, Source, Lee Seung-yeon, Park Si-yeon and Jang Mi-ne who were accused of illegally using the sleeping drug propofol were sentenced to eight months of labor and two years of probation. The Seoul Central Court also charged Jang Mi-ne with 5.5 million won, Lee Seung-yeon with 4 million won and Park Si-yeon with 3.7 million plus extra charges. It looks like this will affect their celebrity life greatly.
The department of justice claims, "The co-defendants showed dependency on the drug even before it was appointed a medical supply,...More
Stars that disappeared after a misfortune 2013/11/07, Source,
There are some stars who haven't been able to recover after a big 'incident'.
Actress Hwang Soo-jeong who shocked everyone with the abuse of propofol, Yoo Seung-joon who claimed he would join the army but chose American citizenship as soon as he got his notice and others have not been able to stand in front of the public after the being in the center of social issue,...More
Who is the queen of the year? 2013/10/02, Source,
What's the exposure code at BIFF this year?
The 18th Busan International Film Festival is opening its festival door with the movie "The Blessing" on the 3rd of October.
The highlight of all openings is the relay of female stars' dresses. Domestic and foreign actresses alike will be decorating the red carpet with sexy to abstruse fashion,...More
Korean Stars Probed for Using Michael Jackson Killer Drug 2013/02/14, Source,
The Korean entertainment industry is being rattled by a police investigation of a fad for Propofol, the knockout drug that killed Michael Jackson.
Industry sources on Wednesday said dozens of people in the showbusiness appear to have developed a penchant for the powerful anesthetic,...More
Actress Park Si-yeon To Make Hollywood Debut 2012/11/20, Source,
Beautiful actress Park Si-yeon is headed to Tinsel Town! According to her agency Story Entertainment on November 19th, Park will be making her Hollywood debut through the film "The Last Knights". The film will be about a group of knights fighting against a corrupt emperor to avenge the loss of their master,...More
Is Nudity Still a Box-Office Draw? 2012/11/09, Source,
Testing the legal limits of screen nudity can often be an effective way to publicize a new film, and getting a star to show as much skin as possible is a shortcut to wide media coverage. But increasingly there are signs that such marketing strategies no longer guarantee success. Evidence to the contrary might be provided by a look at the box office performance of movies released this year that drew a lot of attention for nudity. "A Muse", which drew attention for nude scenes by rookie Kim Go-eun-I, managed to pull 1.35 million moviegoers. "The Scent", starring Park Si-yeon, drew 1.25 million viewers, while "The Concubine" starring Jo Yeo-jeong attracted 2.64 million,...More
Little women of Korean cinema 2012/05/17, Source, Isabelle Huppert, left, and Jeong Yu-mi in "In Another Country", a film by Hong Sang-soo. It is one of 22 entires for the competion category at the Cannes Film Festival. It opens in theaters nationawide on May 31. / Courtesy of Jeonwonsa
Cannes publicity ignores chronic lack of interesting roles for actresses By Kwaak Je-yup No one can dispute that the Korean film industry is flourishing. Investment and return are both on the upside. The sheer number of productions is rising, spawning hits and, of course, misses. This year, the local press is abuzz about two homegrown works vying for awards at the world's most prestigious cinema showcase, the Cannes Film Festival, namely "In Another Country" by Hong Sang-soo and "The Taste of Money" by Lim Sang-soo,...More
Park Si-yeon and Kim Go-eun-I, who reveals more? 2012/04/19, Source,
▶ Newly wed Park Si-yeon, Exposure ★★★☆☆. Stimulation ★★★★★
Park Si-yeon's exposure in "The Scent" was shocking indeed. She took on the role of a mysterious beauty who seduces a detective in charge of a murder case.
She exposed her chest and important parts as well as her whole entire body with nothing to cover it in a shower scene, although it was her back only. Her well known beauty body seduced the audience,...More
How erotic? Beyond adult rated 2012/03/27, Source,
The screens are bound to become much heated up. Various movies with shocking exposure scenes are continuously being released. The message behind the movies by Jeong Ji-woo, Kim Dae-seung and Lim Sang-soo are very much looked forward to as much as the exposure levels.
"The Scent" which is being released on the 11th of April is a multi genre movie which will fulfill the five sense of the audience. Based on a story about an adultery-specialist detective (Park Hee-soon) who gets involved with a murder case at a scene and is framed for it, meets a widow with extreme appeal and Park Si-yeon is compared with Sharon Stone here,...More
This Week's Cultural News 2011/12/02, Source,
Why have stars like actress Nam Gyoo-ri, Jo Yeo-jeong and Park Si-yeon have gathered here
[Interview : Park Soo-jin, Actress] "I saw many of his works online, but being able to see them in person was so thrilling that I couldn't hide my excitement".
[Interview : Nam Gyoo-ri, Actress ] "Even though his works are photos, sometimes they don't look like photos. They look more like pictures and paintings and they seem to convey a message",...More
Actress Park Si-yeon to Wed Stock Broker 2011/09/28, Source,
Actress Park Si-yeon is getting married to a stock broker 4 years her senior at the Seoul Hyatt Hotel on Nov. 19, her agency Eyagi Entertainment announced.
According to the agency, they met through a mutual friend at the beginning of this year,...More
Top Stars Donate Belongings to Charity 2011/07/19, Source,
Singer Lee Hyori, actress Park Si-yeon and fashion stylists Han Hye-yeon and Jung Bo-yoon are holding a charity bazaar of their personal belongings from Thursday to Saturday to raise money for various causes. Close to 1,000 items, ranging from shoes to jewelry, are scheduled to be sold,...More
Park Si-yeon turns creative director for U.S. fashion brand 2010/08/06, Source,
Korean actress Park Si-yeon to turn creative director for U.S. fashion brand TOUCH [Moeim Style]
Korean actress Park Si-yeon will be taking on the role as a creative director for U.S. fashion brand TOUCH, according to U.S.-based Korean fashion company Moeim Style.
Moeim Style announced in a press release that the actress, as creative director, will be overseeing the entire planning process, from design to distribution to production, of the brand's celebrity fashion line starting this upcoming fall/winter season,...More
[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "My Girlfriend Is Gumiho" (1) 2010/08/05, Source, What to expect from, or worry about, Lee Seung-gi, Sin Min-ah and the Hong sisters
Korean actors Lee Seung-gi (left) and Sin Min-ah at the press conference for their upcoming TV series "My Girlfriend Is Gumiho" held at SBS headquarters in Seoul, South Korea on August 4, 2010. [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Press conference for SBS TV series "My Girlfriend Is Gumiho"
'The Hong Sisters' are back. They joined hands with Lee Seung-gi, the so-called 'man of 100 percent viewership rating' while Sin Min-ah, who is 'not just a coffee' [as she is described in her recent TV commercial for coffee] also hopped aboard. SBS TV series "My Girlfriend Is Gumiho", which premieres August 11 at 9:55 p.m. as the follow-up Wednesday/Thursday evening drama to "Bad Man", is neither a historical epic nor a blockbuster drama with a production budget of over,...More
Actress Park Si-yeon's Song Picks 2010/08/05, Source,
Actress Park Si-yeon [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
There are many words in this world which can be used to describe a beautiful woman but the adjective which probably best suits actress Park Si-yeon is 'alluring'. The clean-cut contour of her face and deep eyes which became known first through her participation in the Miss Korea competition in 2000 and then a cosmetics commercial, continues to retain its classical beauty ten years later. That may be why the characters Park played were women who drove many men to their destruction and misfortune,...More
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha laid to rest 2010/07/02, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub carries late actor Park Yong-ha's portrait and mortuary tablet to Park's burial site at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha has been laid to rest at a private funeral attended by close family and friends.
The remains of the late star, who was cremated around noon on Friday, arrived at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province located south of Korea's capital of Seoul.
Actor So Ji-sub, carrying Park's portrait in his hands, led a procession of family and friends toward the burial site where song "STARS", from Park's last album, was being played in the background for the Buddhist ceremony,...More
Park Yong-ha discovered dead at home 2010/06/29, Source, By Javabeans
Breaking news: Park Yong-ha was discovered dead at his Nonhyun-dong, Seoul, home on the morning of June 30. I'll update with details if/as they become available.
I (Javabeans) am in utter shock. WHAT?
Park Yong-ha died at the age of 32, having debuted fifteen years ago in youth shows like KBS's 1995 "Love Blossoms in the Classroom" and 1996's "Start". He shot to fame with 2002's "Winter Sonata", which made him a household name and a "Hallyu star". He used that fame as a springboard a singing career in Japan, where he enjoyed quite a lot of popularity. He had a successful drama hit in 2008's "One Air", and totally stole my heart in 2009's "The Slinghsot", which is one of my (Javabeans) favorite dramas EVER,...More
On the set of SBS TV series "Coffee House" 2010/06/04, Source,
From left, SBS TV series "Coffee House" cast Park Si-yeon, Kang Ji-hwan and Ham Eun-jeong take part in a shoot on the show's set in the city of Paju of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on May 31, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Step by step, ooh baby~ Gonna get to you girl~ As New Kids On The block's hit song "Step By Step" plays in the background, actresses Park Si-yeon and Ham Eun-jeong swing their arms while stepping on the on the step machine. The always-chic Park Si-yeon is all smiles as she takes her steps to the rhythm of the music while Han Eun-jung, with a water bottle in her hand, appears to be closer to hopping rather than walking on the machine,...More
Kang Ji-hwan says "Coffee House" is adventure 2010/06/01, Source,
From left, SBS TV series "Coffee House" director Pyo Min-soo and cast members Kang Ji-hwan, Park Si-yeon, Ham Eun-jeong and Jeong Woong-in pose during a press conference on the set of the show in the city of Paju in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on May 31, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
A collaboration of director Pyo Min-soo and scenarist Song Jae-jung. Even at first glance, SBS TV series "Coffee House" seems like a hybrid drama. And the show, which Pyo himself had said would be "between a sitcom and drama", revealed it contains characters who cannot be classified as being simply funny or serious -- Lee Jin-soo (played by Kang Ji-hwan) hides his fussy personality behind his gentle smile and Han Ji-won (Jeong Woong-in) believes he stands alone in the center of the world. That is why "Coffee House", now into its fifth episode, may be sort of a challenge that its crew and actors are taking on. They revealed what that challenge means for them and how they hope to be perceived during a press conference held at its set in the city of Paju in the Gyeonggi Province on Monday,...More
[REVIEW] SBS TV series "Coffee House" - Episode 1 2010/05/18, Source,
From left, director Pyo Min-soo, actors Kang Ji-hwan, Park Si-yeon, Ham Eun-jeong and Jung Woong-in of TV series "Coffee House". [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
An ounce of romance, another ounce of comedy and three ounces of fantasy are what usually make up a romantic comedy. Thanks to viewers' fantasy that the main character of a drama 'does not have to worry about making a living and has looks good enough to get him by anywhere', Jin-soo (played by Kang Ji-hwan), a young and good-looking free-spirited best-selling novelist who is so fickle that he will decide not to attend his own book signing event for no particular reason, regards an unproperly sharpened pencil as a more serious issue than a signing contract,...More
[PREVIEW] KBS' "Drama Special - Red Candy" 2010/05/17, Source,
Director Hong Seok-goo, scenarist Noh Hee-kyeong, actress Park Si-yeon and actor Lee Jae-ryong of KBS' "Drama Special - Red Candy" [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"I honestly like that girl. The girl with the red candy, I really like her". The drama begins with the shabby-looking Jae-bak (played by Lee Jae-ryong) stumbling down the center of downtown. Jae-bak, in his 40s, is living a boring and stifling life as a salesman of a small publishing company, father to two children of which one is a son in high school and daughter which came much later along, and frequently mentions divorce to his wife. His only pleasure in life is gazing at Yoo-hee, (played by Park Si-yeon) an employee of an associated company, who rides the same subway as him every day and night,...More
Kang Ji-hwan wants "to break Mon-Tues TV ratings record" 2010/05/12, Source,
Cast of SBS' "Coffee House" Kang Ji-hwan (left) and Park Si-yeon (right) [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
SBS' "Coffee House" is the second 'House' series from director Pyo Min-so and even in its production stage it is already causing a stir among the audience with its stars including Kang Ji-hwan's return to the small screen and the debut of T-ara member Ham Eun-jeong as the leading actress. Ham plays the role of Seung-yeon who is an amateur in life living with no set goals while preparing for the level 9 public official test and after she meets a perfectionist novelist Jin-soo (played by Kang Ji-hwan), decides to endure the pain in order to become a professional. Below are the excerpts from the press conference for the new drama "Coffee House" with Korean actors Kang Ji-hwan, Ham Eun-jeong, Park Si-yeon and Jeong Woong-in. 10: Could you explain a bit about the characters you will be playing? Kang Ji-hwan (Kang): I will be playing the role of Jin-soo who is a novelist. He is the most unusual and sort of four-dimensional type of character I have ever played before. I've been putting a lot of effort to give my character more personality by meeting with the director a lot of times since the planning stages of the drama,...More
Pyo says "Coffee House" is "in between sitcom and drama" 2010/05/12, Source,
"Coffee House" director Pyo Min-soo [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
Joint press interview with director Pyo Min-soo of SBS TV series "Coffee House" Director Pyo Min-soo described the characters in upcoming SBS TV series "Coffee House" as people who "are free from certain restrictions". As a matter of fact, all his previous dramas were too different and various to be put into a single category. While KBS TV series "Full House" and MBC's "What Star Did You Come From" were romantic comedies, KBS' "In-soon is Pretty" was a unique drama which told about a character growing up and "The World That They Live In" in many angles shed light onto the loves and heartbreaks that characters working at a TV broadcasting station experience. In "Coffee House", director Pyo Min-soo tries to "prove that this drama is different from previous ones" by bringing realistic elements of a sitcom into the show such as incorporating the actor's real-life personalities and props. Through female character Seung-yeon's (played by Ham Eun-jeong) transformation from an amateur to a professional working woman, Pyo tries to show a type of professional who is able to enjoy pain. At the drama's press conference held on May 10, the director shared his insight on how he tried to differentiate "Coffee House",...More
SBS drama "Bad Man" to premiere August 2 2010/04/21, Source,
The cast of upcoming melodrama "Bad Man" [SBS]
New SBS TV series "Bad Man" is scheduled to hit airwaves on August 2, according to Korean broadcasting company SBS on Thursday.
An official from SBS explained that the 20-part drama, which stars Korean actors Kim Nam-gil and Han Ga-in, will begin its run on the small screen on Monday and Tuesdays nights during the latter half of the year.
"Bad Man" will succeed to romantic comedy "Coffee House", starring actors Kang Ji-hwan and Park Si-yeon, which will run after current show "Oh! My Lady" goes off the air,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Park Si-yeon's new commercial shoot 2010/04/06, Source, Park Si-yeon is so innocent looking in this cosmetics commercial.
She had captured hearts of many through her mysterious image, but now in the ORBIS cosmetics brand commercial, she is clean and pure!
Her clear skin is definitely what brought her to this shooting.
Park had been agreed to be a model for this,...More
"Family Outing" to shoot final episode next week 2010/01/06, Source,
Scenes from variety show "Family Outing" [SBS]
Producers of SBS variety show "Family Outing" have announced that they will close the show, with shooting of the final episode set to take place on January 11. The producers explained on Tuesday that they "chose to bid farewell" and that former regulars on the show -- such as Lee Cheon-hee, Park Ye-jin and Park Si-yeon -- will be joining the final shoot. "The producers and Family [cast] members will do their best to the end, as we have always done", the show's creators were quoted as saying. "We thank our viewers for their overwhelming love and we ask for your continued support for the Family members".,...More
[ChanMi's star news] Park Si-yeon in Bangladesh 2009/10/23, Source, Park Si-yeon has been an angel for the poor in Bangladesh.
She has been with the children most of the time. She has gone with the program "2009 SBS Hope TV".
Many children are working at the gay quarters like many of other people around them.
Park wanted to be some encouragement to the children and wishes she was able to share just a little bit of happiness and dreams,...More
[ChanMi's drama news] Park Si-yeon in "The Slingshot" 2009/03/25, Source, Actress Park Si-yeon is now a woman of the night.
She will be in the new MBC Monday Tuesday drama "The Slingshot" as Seo Kyeong-ha who does not fall for a man or wait for love but rather gives and takes what she needs.
Seo Kyeong-ha lives a normal life during the day, and in the night she transforms into a woman who can request a money value to what she can give to a man.,...More
Gyeonggi Province is stepping up efforts to become a cinematic hub with actor Jo Jae-hyeon as its front man. The Gyeonggi Film Council named the top actor as its new chair Thursday to promote filmmaking in th,...More
[ChanMi's take] Best and Worst dressers on the red carpet! 2008/11/21, Source, A red carpet also bring the best and worst dressers of the day.
It was a pink spangle trend even with the cold weather for which many anticipated black dresses. And mostly because Son Ye-jin was picked the best dresser more people are liking the pink!
On the other hand, a white mini dress that cannot be depicted weather it should be sexy or chic, was voted worst for Park Si-yeon. In between, good dresser was Han Chae-yeong for her black flashy long dress. Her spangles saved her!
And the bad dresser was Kong Hyo-jin for way-too-plain pink dress. She did not bring up any uniqueness to her fashionista reputation!
However, despite all these ratings, they are truly beauties.,...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
Soppy love story among Busan gangs 2007/12/31, Source, I confess I would have cried a river if I'd seen "Sarang ('A Love')" when I was fifteen. That was how old I was when I saw "The Bodyguard" starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. I embarrassed my,...More
Some Romances Stay the Same 2007/09/18, Source, As men still cling to their fantasies of a "pure, innocent, and fragile woman with long straight hair", even in the 21st century, so do women harbor dreams of their ideal man, even despite the "Pet Bo,...More
Japanese actor Takuya Kimura won the Best Actor Award at the 2007 Seoul Drama Awards (SDA) held Monday night in Seoul. He won the award for his role in the Japanese TBS-made drama "The Grand Tribe", which a,...More
Trends 2006: Starlets Turn to Fashion 2006/12/28, Source, In an unlikely development, the fading pop starlet Justin Timberlake heated up L.A. Fashion Week not long ago. Along with his friend Trace Ayala, the former teen idol launched the William Rast brand with the 2007 spring/summer fashion line Street Sexy. In an era of celebrity for celebrity's sake, an,...More
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