TV Personalities Get Suspended Sentence for Online Gambling 2013/12/31, Source,
TV personalities Lee Soo-geun, Tak Jae-hoon, and singer Tony An were given a year's suspended sentences for gambling hundreds of millions of won on online betting sites. The Seoul Central District Court on Friday said the sentence took into account the social status of the defendants and the scale of their gambling but also that they are "genuinely repentant" and have no prior convictions,...More
Why Celebrities Get Hooked on Gambling 2013/11/16, Source,
A spate of celebrities are being investigated for online gambling, most prominently Tony An of the defunct boy band H.O.T., comedian Lee Soo-geun, singer and TV host Tak Jae-hoon, Andy of the six-man band Shinhwa and others. Gambling is illegal in Korea except for a couple of state-run and strictly limited flutters. But celebrities often risk their careers and popularity with an unusually censorious public by gambling illegally,...More
Kang Ho-dong's TV Show "Moonlight Prince" To End 2013/03/06, Source,
One of the most recognizable faces on Korea television, Kang Ho-dong had made his long-awaited comeback at the end of last year. Though he returned to his old posts for many shows, one show hosted by Kang that stood out among others was undoubtedly "Moonlight Prince", being that it was a newly conceived show. However, after weeks of lower-than-expected ratings, KBS has decided to pull the plug on "Moonlight Prince",...More
Han Ji-woo takes picture on "Hangeul Day" 2012/10/08, Source,
Glam girl Han Ji-woo revealed a self cam in celebrating Hangeul Day.
Han Ji-woo posted on her blog, "Today is Hangeul Day! Hanguel is the precious treasure of our nation and is registered in the Worldwide Cultural Records as the most superior language. I hope this day is appointed a public holiday and make a day where the whole nation gets together as one",...More
Art and Culture 2012/09/07, Source,
It's finally Friday and many of you may have already planned your weekend outings. But for those of you who are still in need of a few ideas, our Michelle Kim is here with suggestions for some fun arts and culture events.
Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So what do you have for us[Reporter : ] Today I have two things from the theater. There is a musical adaptation of a classic novel and a festival that brings works from the global stage to Seoul. Take a look. Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities" was first made into a musical on Broadway in 2007. Now, it comes to Seoul to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. The show continues at Chungmu Art Hall through October 7th,...More
KBS' Highest-Paid Stars Revealed 2012/08/28, Source, Sin Dong-yupSin Dong-yup was the highest-paid entertainer at terrestrial network KBS last year. Sin earned a total of W609.5 million (US$1=W1,137) as presenter of "Immortal Songs 2" and host of a talk show titled "Hello Counselor", according to data submitted by KBS on Monday to Democratic United Party lawmaker Jun Byung-hun of the National Assembly's Culture, Sports, Tourism, Broadcasting and Communications Committee,...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
Jeong Joon-ho: 'I Have Never been Aflutter Like This' 2011/03/28, Source,
Actor Jeong Joon-ho (41), who was the representative old bachelor actor, said, "I have never been aflutter and nervous like this for about forty years of my life. I think that I have had a very comfortable life until now". He held a press conference before his wedding ceremony on March 25 and expressed his feelings, saying, "I have participated in many events and preview parties, but I have never felt tense like this before. I think that marriage makes me aflutter and tremble with excitement right on the threshold of a new life". He continued, "I had a restless night yesterday until 3 am and I thought that being a husband of one woman and head of a family is not something easy,...More
Veteran Singer Establishes Celebrity Soccer Club 2011/03/28, Source, By: LB of Ani.me
In an attempt to bridge the gap between the older, veteran singers in South Korea and the younger singers who are still up and coming, singer Tae Jin Ah has established a brand new celebrity soccer club,...More
[INTERVIEW] Producer Jeong Tae-won - Part 3 2010/05/31, Source,
Producer Jeong Tae-won [Beck Una/10Asia]
Beck Una: You're well-known as being a producer who works closely with the actors. There are many actors who like you or you get along with and you run a management agency too. Jeong Tae-won: I always think of myself as their older brother. And that I should make the sacrifices for them first since I'm their older brother. But when I make new attempts, I expect them to engage in them for their faith in me rather than for the money. On the outside, Taewon [Entertainment] is perceived as a company which is overflowing with money but our organs are the only things that aren't held [as security]. (laugh) Every project is difficult in the beginning but the actors have always helped since they know their older brother is going to make a movie, not buy land, by making money. (laugh) Both "IRIS" and "71-Into the Fire" are also productions which would have been difficult to make without that trust. When a movie doesn't do well, the actors are the first people I feel sorry for. I wheedled them into doing it but I would leave a scratch in their life due to that film. It remains a debt in my heart. And I want to do whatever I can to repay that debt,...More
Park Hwi-soon "guarantees high ratings" for "Hot Brothers" (2) 2010/05/25, Source, Park Hwi-soon (left) and Lee Gi-kwang [MBC] Q: Putting Park Myeong-soo, Kim Goo-ra and Tak Jae-hoon is a new combination. How does it feel? Park Myeong-soo: It is always difficult to create a new picture and new laughs. That is why the union of a new cast members is important. These days, doing the show with Kim Goo-ra and Jae-hoon has brought a new source of humor because they can make you laugh by just saying something. I hadn't worked with the younger cast members before either, but I think a lot of things will change depending on how the older guys do on the show. Kim Goo-ra: The viewers have already pegged us as the strong, funny characters. While I was shooting the fourth episode, I realized that the key issue was how much each person contributes to the show. In the case of "Daemang" on "Sunday Sunday Night", the segment had outstanding cast such as Kim Yong-man and Sin Jeong-hwan. But "Hot Brothers" is different. I appear on the segment with these guys but I am on a different level compared to them, in terms of salary and circumstances. I thought -- for the first time that I have been doing variety programs -- that I should start taking other people into my consideration,...More
[REVIEW] MBC "Hot Brothers" - 2nd episode 2010/05/25, Source,
A scene from MBC variety show "Hot Brothers" [MBC]
Variety show "Hot Brothers" - 2nd episode (MBC TV, 5:20 PM)
It only aired once and did not reappear for seven weeks. We are talking about a segment named "Hot Brothers" which is part of MBC's variety show "Sunday Sunday Night".And while everyone was waiting for "Infinite Challenge" and "We Got Married" to air, also shown in the same Sunday evening time slot, memories that viewers had of the first episode of "Hot Brothers" were slowly fading away, as well as the possibility that "Sunday Sunday Night" would recover its reputation from its heydays,...More
Stars' Favorite Restaurants 2008/04/03, Source, Stars don't just eat anywhere. There's something special about where they go. The places they go depend on their style, likes, and tastes. In today's Star's Life Style How Much, we'll reveal restaurants where stars go.
The stylish women who go well with wine parties. What do they eat with wine? T,...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
'The Worst Man of My Life' & Others 2007/08/31, Source, Time now for this week's new release of movies.
There are two romantic comedies, one from Korea, the other from Hollywood, plus a war movie.
Lee Jeewon has this preview.
What do you do when you find your love at first sight, a day after you're married?
That's what happens to a couple of newlyw,...More
Top Korean pop artists including Tak Jae-hoon, Jung Jae-wook, Hawl and J will participate in the one-night show,...More
Jang Woo-hyuck Tops Charts with Second Album 2006/10/26, Source, The second solo album from a former member of the disbanded five-man group H.O.T. conquered on- and offline music charts just a day after its release. Jang Woo-hyuck's "My Way" on Wednesday took the top spot in the real-time record sale category of the Hanteo chart, which compiles offline sales of r,...More
"King and Clown" nominated for 15 categories of Daejong award 2006/06/20, Source, The film "The King and the Clown" has been nominated for 15 categories at the 43rd Daejong Film Festival slated to open on July 21. The number is the most categories a single film has ever been nominated for in the festival's history. The runner-ups were "Typhoon" with 12 categories and "Welcome to,...More
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