Lee Seo-jin and UEE to headline MBC's 'Marriage Contract' 2016/01/12, Source, Lee Seo-jin and UEE have joined for MBC's new weekend special drama, 'Marriage Contract' (working title). The production team has made an official announcement, "Lee Seo-jin and UEE have been cast as the leads for 'Marriage Contract' (working title)".
'Marriage Contract' (working title) is a classic melodrama to take over the airtime of 'My Daughter, Geum Sa-Wol' after the popular drama finishes. The new drama depicts the process of finding the true meaning of love by a man, whose best value of his life is money only, and a woman who is standing at the edge of a cliff in her lif,...More
SBS Drama Awards, quality or popularity? 2015/12/03, Source,
Who will be the last one to laugh at the SBS Drama Awards?
SBS maintains its reputation for being one of the most powerful drama broadcasting stations in 2015. It entertained viewers with various dramas and so did actors and actresses with their various transformations,...More
UEE and Yunho in relationship? UEE's agency denies 2015/09/03, Source, UEEs agency denied the dating rumor that she might be possibly dating Yunho.
An associate from Pledis Entertainment, UEEs agency talked to OSEN on September 3rd, with regards to UEEs visit to Yunho's dismissal ceremony out of new recruits training camp, which happened on the 27th of last month,...More
UEE, "I want to try a movie" 2015/08/04, Source, Singer and actress UEE says she wants to be in a movie next.
A finishing interview for the SBS drama "High Society" was held on the 3rd and she said, "I haven't done a movie yet. I would like to be in a movie even if it was a small role",...More
Choi Woo-sik, "I enjoyed the intimacy with Seulong" 2015/04/08, Source, "Hogu's Love" dealt with sensitive matters in society such as single mothers, homosexuality and rape. Choi Woo-sik even worried about the scenario in which Do Do-hee (played by UEE) gets raped and has a baby.
"I wondered how the viewers would take it in. The writer and producer also worried a lot about this part. It was shocking for me too. I was also worried about how Ho-goo would accept this truth about Do-hee",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 16 Final 2015/03/31,
It should come as little surprise that for the final episode "Hogu's Love" goes for the obnoxious sitcom antics that have characterized the bulk of the drama's run rather than the emotional heart that's been far more lacking lately. The first segment of the episode is devoted to the immensely creepy plan by Hogu and friends to get him back together with Do-hee. Seriously? It's supposed to be reassuring that they deliberately trick Do-hee into thinking she's a homewrecker?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 15 2015/03/30,
The obnoxious narrative dip into melodrama "Hogu's Love" has taken over the last several episodes is justified here by...another narrative dip into melodrama that's supposed to explain Do-hee's motivation, but really just served to remind me how she's a complete cipher. For a character to behave irrationally isn't necessarily bad- there's irrational people in real life too. But these problems exist on a basic scriptwriting level too, and mainly just emphasize the way this story is deliberately designed to serve a certain point. That point being that rape babies are a gift from god,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 14 2015/03/24,
The episode opens up with two important clarifications to two relatively important tertiary characters. While it's nice for matters to be made transparent, I can't help but continue to feel irritated that almost all of the energy in "Hogu's Love" is dedicated to having characters explain things to each other. This is especially true given that the big plot twist this time isn't even that relevant. We could have learned the true circumstances of Do-hee's pregnancy several episodes ago, and it would have changed absolutely nothing save that there would have been more time to actually build up the romance that's threatened by the cliffhanger,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 13 2015/03/23,
Apparently Do-hee has always had a problem with refusing to clarify misunderstandings for no good reason. While this is still a terribly annoying character trait, "Hogu's Love" does get credit here for finally treating it as a bad thing. The emotional climax of this episode features Hogu giving Do-hee a serious piece of his mind. And while Hogu does inevitably feel bad for being such a jerk, Do-hee really did need the wake-up call. Saying "you didn't ask" isn't an acceptable justification when Do-hee responds to most questions with either misleading obfuscations or indignant bullying (usually it's both),...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 12 2015/03/17,
The mystery behind the parentage of Do-hee's baby is mostly unveiled, and with that the narrative function of her character can now be easily identified. Do-hee is a melodrama protagonist. She's a basically good person who has run into some outrageous misfortunes. Do-hee is trying to do the right thing even if her self-confidence is trying. It would appear that all of the scenes we've seen so far of Do-hee's emotional vulnerability were not the woman acknowledging her own flaws, but rather Do-hee just being too hard on herself in the face of emotional crises,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 11 2015/03/16,
The opening of this episode is in a completely serious mode. Hogu has figured out how Do-hee located the adoptive parents, and promptly calls her out for believing in an obvious scam. It's a fairly strong scene. Do-hee's forced to come to terms with her own hopelessly wishful thinking, and Hogu is attacked for having such a high emotional stake in a situation that really doesn't concern him. Then, in a scene so short you'll miss it by blinking, they get the baby back,...More
Actress Loses Lawsuit Against Herbal Clinic 2015/03/16, Source,
The Seoul Central District Court on Sunday ruled that a herbal clinic did not infringe on actress UEE's rights by using her photos on its blog. The clinic posted four photos of the svelte actress to advertise the benefits of its diet regimen, prompting UEE to sue the clinic for W20 million (US$1=W1,129) for using her image without permission,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 10 2015/03/10,
Now that Kang-cheol has been all but definitively cleared in terms of not being the baby's father, I'm increasingly unsure what purpose he's actually supposed to be serving in the story. Most of this episode is just comedic hijinx at Kang-cheol's obvious expense. If he was the father I could call this just desserts. As stands, though, "Hogu's Love" is just acting kind of mean. Contrary to what was implied earlier on it looks like Kang-cheol is only involved with this case at all because he, too, has an unresolved emotional attachment to the baby's real father,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 9 2015/03/09,
I've gone from loving this drama to hating it to now just being kind of continually perplexed. And this is pretty much entirely because of Do-hee. I keep wondering what exactly she would have done if Hogu hadn't bullied his way into helping her. Do-hee acts, in several scenes quite explicitly, like other people should just help her for no apparent reason. Her apologies especially come off as rather hollow, mainly because Do-hee has to struggle to even remember she's supposed to apologize in the first place,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 8 2015/03/03,
This time "Hogu's Love" tries to hit the middle ground between the absurdity of last episode and the profundity of the drama's opening sets. The effect is somewhat mixed, mostly because this episode is filler. One character learns an essential part of the story background- and that's really about it. Do-hee has a huge emotional epiphany at the end, but it's not completely clear why,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 7 2015/03/02,
My last review for "Hogu's Love" was a bit harsh. It's not that I think my opinion was wrong so much as my expectations were probably unfair. First and foremost, "Hogu's Love" is a comedy. While the drama does have its moments of emotional tenderness those aren't the main selling point. As if to provide a pointed reminder of this fact, the entire first half of this episode is just Kang-cheol in apparently irrelevant flashback mode,...More
UEE's club dance in "Night of TV Entertainment" 2015/02/26, Source,
Since the recent episode of SBS' entertainment news show, "Night of TV Entertainment" has aired UEEs club dance, she emerged as a number one woman who people would want to dance with in a club.
After the broadcast of the show, 'UEE"s club dance has been drawing attention and netizens are buzzing about it. 'UEE"s sexy dance, showing off her unique healthy beauty in bloom and her outstanding curves, earned male fans' heart,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 6 2015/02/24,
The good news is that we find out Do-hee's motivation for keeping the baby. The bad news is that her motivation is horrifically naive and idealistic magical thinking. The worst news is that "Hogu's Love" is expecting us to think that Do-hee has somehow made a noble choice. Do-hee opens up about her reasons to the one character most likely to call her out on being selfish and short-sighted- and he fails to do so. To the contrary, this man agrees to help Do-hee when only a few scenes prior he'd been wailing in agony because Do-hee really, truly has managed to make a huge mess of everything for more people than she could possibly know,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 5 2015/02/23,
As per the format we've seen thus far, Hogu starts out all happy-go-lucky, elated by recent events, until the reality of Do-hee brings him down a peg. Up until now I haven't minded Do-hee's unlikability so much because it seemed like we were going to get some character growth. But...I have to admit that after this episode, I have my doubts. In the first place it's a bit annoying that the big insult ends up being both unintentional and illogical. I eat those snacks all the time, and they cool down pretty fast,...More
[HanCinema's Drama First Look] "Hogu's Love" 2015/02/21,
It is difficult to pinpoint what gives a work a heart. Perhaps one way to look at it is that works made to entertain are about facing your audience and asking "How can I make them like me?", while works made to tell a story are about asking "How can I say something worth saying?". The latter will, if handled by talented people, reach viewers in a way being preoccupied with fleeting pleasures and manufactured investment will not. 'Hogu's Love' is so far telling a story and has made one impressive start at it,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 4 2015/02/17,
To date, the obvious explanation for Do-hee's reckless decision to bring a child into the world is that she just wanted a salve for her own loneliness. Hogu inadvertently discovers here that her motivation is actually quite different- and even more sad. Up until now I thought that Do-hee at least understood she was unhappy, but the poor woman hasn't even figured out that much. No wonder the episode ends with Hogu's pathetic sobbing,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 3 2015/02/16,
We open up with the exciting hook from the cliffhanger. Then it's straight to Hogu losing his marbles after a violent altercation at the squid shop. Very tantalizing, "Hogu's Love"- avoiding the interesting material to mess around in flashbacks (and flashbacks in flashbacks), just whetting viewer interest all the more for some actual exposition regarding the relationship between Hogu and Do-hee. Well, I can forgive that actually, for two reasons. In the first place, the framing device sets up a lot of funny jokes,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 2 2015/02/10,
There's not really much to explain about Do-hee. The woman has cruised through most of her life by using confidence and competence to intimidate people into following her orders. That's why she's so outrageously attractive to men. So it should come as little surprise that her ex-boyfriend Kang-cheol (played by Seulong) shares most of Do-hee's personality traits. That romance probably seemed like a much better idea before they realized a relationship can only have one dictator. And even that's one too many,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Hogu's Love" Episode 1 2015/02/09,
Do-hee (played by UEE) is a professional swimmer in a real grumpy mood. We don't find out why she's in a grumpy mood until near the end of the episode, because amazingly, the advertising team behind "Hogu's Love" has managed to hide an essential part of the premise. In retrospect it actually manages to seem pretty obvious, but all the same, watch this episode ignorant if at all possible,...More
Lee Si-eon in "Hogu's Love" 2015/02/08, Source, Lee Si-eon in the new tvN drama "Hogu's Love", is concentrating on his script in a car. He's sporting a hairstyle that will soon be the Sin Chae-yeong look.
Lee Si-eon's role of Sin Chae-yeong is a cartoon genius from heaven who debuted with a band and has been in first place for everything such as number of hits, comments and star reviews. However, he's like a fool in real life and doesn't know anything about romance,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Preview] "Hogu's Love" 2015/02/07,
TvN has made a beloved genre out of its light and youthful romantic comedies. They have humor, likable young and older stars, good production value and they offer all the things viewers love about the pure version of these dramas. 'Hogu's Love' follows the same formula of upbeat quirkiness, but switches enough things around to potentially be quite a little unique show of its own,...More
UEE, bikini through white one-piece dress 2014/05/21, Source,
After School's UEE revealed her body through her white dress.
UEE modeled for the fashion magazine Cecci June issue. Pictures were taken in Krabi, Thailand of UEE wearing a black one-piece dress with a white long dress over it or legs revealed in short pants,...More
UEE's bodyline 2014/04/27, Source,
Everyone's attention is on UEE's frame.
Pictures of her were posted recently on an online community center,...More
Uee Having Fun Learning the Ropes as an Actress 2014/04/11, Source, UEE, a member of K-pop girl band After School, seems to be gaining confidence as an actress and hopes to build her career even further after appearing in a couple of dramas.
She recently wrapped up filming the MBC drama "Golden Rainbow", in which she played one of the main characters in the drama, showing how she has evolved from playing minor roles,...More
[Spoiler] "Golden Rainbow" Jeong Il-woo hugs UEE 2013/12/29, Source,
A comical scene was displayed on the 28th as Baek-won (UEE) went to get Do-yeong (Jeong Il-woo) who was lost, from the police station after hearing that he was looking for her and drove his car as he was pretending to have lost his memory.
They arrived at the place Do-yeong input into the navigation system which was a small mountain in the middle of the city and he hugged her from the back, saying, "How much closer can we get?",...More
"Jeon Woochi - Drama" Ahn Yong-joon as a young king 2012/10/11, Source,
Actor Ahn Yong-joon has been cast for the new KBS drama "Jeon Woochi - Drama" as a young king who was put on the throne.
The young king is the younger sibling from a different mother of the previously dethroned king and a character who held onto his life during his time in the army. He couldn't take over complete power even after becoming king so he acts like he's loose, irresolute and weak,...More
"Ojak Brothers" end in success 2012/02/19, Source,
"Ojak Brothers" -- a show about dreams, love and family unity, ended in success and with its highest ratings yet.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on February 20th, KBS 2TV weekend drama "Ojak Brothers" placed first out of all weekend dramas with a viewing percentage of 36.3%,...More
"Ojak Brothers" rates 33.6% 2012/01/15, Source,
KBS 2TV weekend drama "Ojak Brothers" came in first place among all weekend dramas.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on January 16th, the December 15th episode of "Ojak Brothers" drew in 33.6% of viewers. This is 5.5% more than the previous episode's 28.1% on the 14th,...More
S. Korean Singer "G.NA" in NYC 2011/11/14, Source,
Korean-Canadian singer "G.NA" showed her near perfect body in a recent photoshoot held in New York City.
Gina Choi (최지나), better known by her stage name G.NA, is a Korean Canadian singer under Cube Entertainment, born on Sept. 13, 1987. She released her first mini-album, Draw G's First Breath, on July 14, 2010. She graduated from Fraser Heights Secondary School,...More
UEE "bottomless golf fashion" 2011/08/15, Source, UEE's cutie but healthy beauty golf fashion is the hot topic.
UEE is Seong Mi-soo who dreams of becoming the golf queen in the tvN drama "BIRDIE BUDDY". She wears short mini skirts and picket shirts as her golf fashion in the drama and is drawing attention.,...More
Best Bikini Bods In The Biz? 2011/08/01, Source,
It's summer time and what epitomizes summer more than getting into your swimsuits for fun at the beach?
Amidst the many Korean celebrities boasting enviable figures, a list was compiled by a panel of 5,000 from the research site Tillion, of some of the best bikini bods in the biz,...More
How Do Idol Group Members Get Paid? 2011/04/19, Source, With the plethora of idol groups out there on the scene, one can't help but wonder: how much money do these "kids" make? Sure they gain popularity through their respective groups, but it's a known fac,...More
Which Girl Band Will Rule the Charts in 2011? 2011/01/15, Source,
The year 2010 was the year of girl groups, with over 50 of the manufactured combos including Girls' Generation, Kara, 2NE1, and Wonder Girls competing for the top position. The trend is likely to continue and even intensify in the new year with many new groups such as Dalshabet and 5dolls waiting in the wings.
The Chosun Ilbo selected 13 girl groups based on music portal Bugs' and KBS2 Music Bank's annual top charts at the end of last year, and analyzed their star power in five categories -- stage presence, fan loyalty, capability of each member, power of management, and performance in 2010 -- to predict what the year 2011 will be like for them. The result showed four strong powerhouses, five in the middle, and four at the weaker end,...More
After School reveals new song and photos from upcoming album 2010/12/07, Source,
Photo of After School for "LOVE LOVE LOVE" [Pledis]
Korean girl group After School revealed the title track and new photos from their upcoming Christmas album today.
Their agency Pledis announced Tuesday that the full-version of "LOVE LOVE LOVE" from the girls' album "HAPPY PLEDIS The 1st Album" was released online and hit stores today along with new photos of the group in Christmas party attire,...More
After School releases teaser for new song 2010/12/02, Source,
Korean girl group After School [Pledis]
A segment of the title track to Korean female idol group After School's Christmas album was surprise revealed yesterday.
A 10-second snippet of "LOVE LOVE LOVE" from the girls' Christmas album "HAPPY PLEDIS The 1st Album" was unveiled yesterday on radio show "Bang Bang School" hosted by After School sub-unit Orange Caramel which can be heard every Wednesday night on their official website,...More
[ChanMi's drama news] UEE, first time as a main character! 2010/08/03, Source,
Singer UEE will be the main character in the drama "Buddy Buddy" however, this drama is not being aired!
The drama had been a hot issue for the fans it also costarred Lee Yong-woo and even received praise through the press meeting.
But, 6 months after this, the drama had not been aired, yet.
The still cuts have been released and the 20 episode mini series is being awaited for.,...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
[ChanMi's take] Son Ye-jin vs UEE 2010/04/29, Source,
The see through look has started last year 2009 and is being continued to this year. The flashy trend is no more but just in the steady sellers for those who want to be bold.
Rather, the feminine look is by see through look for which Son Ye-jin and UEE have taken.
Son Ye-jin has worn ths see through peach colored dress for the d,...More
[10LINE] Actor Jang Geun-seok 2010/04/23, Source,
Clockwise from top center: actress Lee Yoon-ji, actress Ha Ji-won, actor Kang Ji-hwan, actress Park Shin-hye and actor Yoo Seung-ho [10Asia]
Jang Geun-seok From an early age, the world of entertainment was his workplace. He was surrounded only by adults. Even at a young age he made a lot of money and his wish was to have a "normal part-time job". He spent his teenage years as an 'idol' who acts.
Jang Han-na Child actress who played the role of Jeong Nan-jeong for SBS drama "Yeoincheonha". Jang Geun-seok played the role of Jeong's half-brother. Jang began his career in entertainment when he beat the odds of 1:25,000 to win first place in a beautiful child contest. However, his parents were not able to pay much attention to his career because they were busy with their fish farm business in Danyang in the North Chungcheong Province,...More
"Cinderella's Sister" is not quite the fairy tale, says Taecyeon (2) 2010/03/25, Source, 2PM member Taecyeon attends a press conference for upcoming KBS TV series "Cinderella's Sister" held at Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on March 24, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Q: Cheon Jeong-myeong, have you gotten used to the atmosphere on set?Cheon Jeong-myeong (Cheon): I think I got the hang of things quite faster than I usually do because up until part of the fourth episode, we've been shooting on rotation so being able to meet up with everyone and act with them has helped. I also tend to prepare a lot in advance, read my script a lot and I had constantly kept in touch and met up with the other actors so that has also helped me to understand my character more quickly. I've become better at anticipating what will be in the next script I get. I used to get the hang of things into the second half of a drama in the past so I'm glad it's happened faster this time,...More
[ChanMi's star news] UEE in new photoshoot 2010/02/22, Source,
Singer in a girl group called After school and an actress, UEE is showing off her chic charisma.
The young character casual brand has asked UEE to be in their 2010 Spring advertisement shoot. Her first photoshoot shows her perfect pose and expression that brings a lot of interest to her!
She has the body and charisma! Her cute face in usual images is diff,...More
Uee to advertise 7 Jeans with China's Chi-ling Lin 2010/02/09, Source,
Korean pop singer UEE in 7 Jeans ad campaign [7 For All Mankind]
Korean singer UEE of girl band After School has been selected to advertise a popular designer jeans brand with Chinese actress Chi-ling Lin, according to global denim brand 7 For All Mankind.
UEE and Lin will be featured in the 2010 worldwide campaign for the brand with each star promoting the product to her home country market.,...More
Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize at MBC Entertainment Awards 2009/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-seok [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-seok won the grand prize at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night. Yoo won the year's top honor at the awards, held yesterday at Seoul's MBC Open Hall, for the first time since last winning the same title in 2006. This is his fifth win overall at MBC's annual event. His rival Kang Ho-dong, who won the title at KBS Entertainment Awards on Saturday, did not win any awards at MBC but reportedly congratulated Yoo on his big win of the night.,...More
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