[HanCinema's Actor Spotlight] Jo Hee-bong 2014/06/14,
Stardom is a tricky thing in any big industry. Depending on where it places its importance, there are different requirements for creating a star. Some actors work hard to get there, some go by popularity alone and without their skills necessarily being worth their success. But as important as all types of stars are, they would not matter without all of the supporting actors that enrich the world of each work. Jo Hee-bong is one of those actors,...More
[Video] CJ ENTERTAINMENT Hits the Catwalk with Runway Cop 2012/06/22,
CJ Entertainment launches the hilarious comedy about fashion, "Runway Cop", for a limited engagement at CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles on June 29, 2012. The film is Director Sin Tae-ra's second action comedy flick, following his 2009 hit, "My Girlfriend is an Agent". He's about the get the biggest makeover of his life. Detective Cha has a belly about to burst and unbelievably bad hygiene. He's no model, but Cha's only interest is to get the bad guys, no matter what it takes. Then comes the mission to infiltrate drug deals taking place in the fashion industry, and he is assigned the impossible: transform into a runway model… in 2 weeks! With the pressure on, Detective Cha is about to undergo the biggest makeover of his life,...More
Sung Yu-ri: 'I Have Won 10,000 won Lottery' 2011/07/20, Source,
Actress Sung Yu-ri successfully presented versatile acting by playing a maid in the KBS 2TV drama "Romance Town".
"At first, I thought that if I could have 10 billion won, I would be very happy. But actually gaining something for free is very uncomfortable. I felt good in the beginning of filming, but as time went on, and as I became engaged in troubles that happened due to money issues, I became wearied in the end". – Sung Yu-ri,...More
Kang Ji-hwan agency ends dispute with Kang's former rep 2010/09/14, Source,
Actor Kang Ji-hwan [S-Plus Entertainment]
Actor Kang Ji-hwan's agency S-Plus Entertainment and his former agency Jambo Entertainment have ended a months-long legal spat over Kang's working contract.
A press release issued by S-Plus on Tuesday stated that the two firms have found common ground on issues surrounding management of the actor's career, leading both S-Plus and Jambo to "put behind the legal battle stemmed from misunderstandings and a conflict of opinions and reach a positive conclusion",...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
Kang Ji-hwan says will act in musical "Cafe In" Japan show 2010/08/04, Source,
Actor Kang Ji-hwan (far left) speaks during a press conference for musical "Cafe In" held at Art One Theater in Seoul, South Korea on August 3, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Actor Kang Ji-hwan, producer of upcoming musical "Cafe In", has said he will take part in the production also as a member of the cast when it shows in Japan.
Kang made the remark during a press conference for the musical in Seoul on Tuesday, saying he will be the producer for the show's run in Korea but both producer and actor for its run in Japan,...More
Kang Ji-hwan to star in Korean original musical in Japan 2010/05/26, Source,
Korean actor Kang Ji-hwan [S-Plus Entertainment]
Korean actor Kang Ji-hwan has been cast in an original Korean musical production titled "Caffeine", which he also co-produced, as the production sets sail for its first overseas run in Japan.
According to a press release by his agency S-Plus Entertainment on Wednesday, the actor will be performing in 23 shows in Japan, from October 16 to November 7,...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 Jung 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
[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
Police start grilling Kang Ji-hwan and former agency 2010/03/24, Source,
Actor Kang Ji-hwan [S Plus Entertainment]
Police have started cross-examination of actor Kang Ji-hwan and the head of his former agency Jambo Entertainment regarding a legal spat over the actor's working contract.
The two parties on Tuesday convened at the Gangnam Police Station for a questioning session held in response to a civil suit filed by Kang's current management firm S Plus Entertainment against Jambo on charges of embezzlement and document forgery,...More
Jang Geun-seok warns of fan tour ticket fraud 2010/02/26, Source,
Korean actor/singer Jang Geun-seok [Y-TREE Media]
Korean actor Jang Geun-seok, set to kick off his fan tour in Asia next month, has asked fans to watch out for bogus tickets for the event.
"We heard from the company organizing Jang's fan meeting in Taiwan that several fans had bought tickets for the event through online ticket sites and fan cafes but never actually received them", Jang's agency Y-TREE Media said on Friday.,...More
Jang Geun-seok successfully wraps up his fan meeting in Korea 2010/02/01, Source,
Korean actor Jang Geun-seok performs at his fan meeting [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Jang Geun-seok held his second fan meeting in Korea over the weekend, attracting scores of domestic and overseas fans to the event.
The actor met with some 3,000 fans -- including 700 people from eight countries overseas -- at his fan event, held at Seoul's Olympic Park Olympic Hall on Sunday.
Jang performed songs from the soundtrack to his recent TV series "Minamishineyo" as well as past hits by other K-pop artists including "It's Raining" by Rain and "Heartbeat" by 2PM.
The actor also displayed his deejaying skills and unveiled a series of personal photographs and videos from his childhood days up to the present.,...More
Kang Ji-hwan's rep takes legal action against former agency 2010/01/20, Source,
Actor Kang Ji-hwan [Asia Economic Daily]
Actor Kang Ji-hwan's new agency has pressed charges against Kang's former agency Jambo Entertainment which last week accused the actor of breaching his contract valid for several more months.
S Plus Entertainment had announced two weeks ago that they signed with the 32-year-old actor. Jambo stepped forward, however, claiming that Kang had violated his exclusive contract with them intact till August and hinted at taking legal action.,...More
Jang Geun-seok attracts overseas fans to local fan meeting 2010/01/11, Source,
Korean actor Jang Geun-seok [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Jang Geun-seok is reportedly attracting his fans from overseas to a local fan meeting later this month, according to his agency Tree J. Company on Monday.
The event was originally organized for some 3,000 Korean fans but 23 percent of the tickets were reserved by the actor's fans overseas -- particularly those in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Jang, who has never done any official work in the Chinese market, gained a huge fanbase in the region after starring in the SBS TV series "You're Beautiful" last year. In November, the Chinese fans visited the set of "You're Beautiful" and attended Jang's fan meeting in Japan.,...More
Kang Ji-hwan may face lawsuit by former agency 2010/01/11, Source,
Actor Kang Ji-hwan [Asia Economic Daily]
Actor Kang Ji-hwan is on the verge of being sued by talenthouse Jambo Entertainment which claims Kang signed a contract with a new agency although his current contract with Jambo is valid for several more months.
Kang's new agency, S Plus Entertainment, had announced through a press release last Friday that they had signed with the 32-year-old actor. Kang had reportedly sent a contents-certified letter last month to Jambo, asking to be freed from his contract to which he is legally bound till August this year.
"The statement by another company regarding Kang shows he has signed a dual contract which is violation of the terms of agreement mentioned in our exclusive contract with him", Jambo stated in a press release later in the day.,...More
Actor Kang Ji-hwan signs with new agency 2010/01/08, Source,
Korean actor Kang Ji-hwan [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Kang Ji-hwan has signed with a new agency, according to a press release by S Plus Entertainment on Friday.
The actor had reportedly sent a contents-certified letter last month to his former agency, Jambo Entertainment, asking to be freed from his contract. Kang is legally bound to Jambo - his agency of six years - til August.,...More
[ChanMi's movie news] "Maybe" stars Sung Yu-ri 2009/01/23, Source, Sung Yu-ri's first film challenge is through "Maybe" (Formerly "Rabbit and Lizard")!
Seung's first role in a movie is as an adopted child who reflects on the reasons why she had to be an adopted child. This is a young road film.
Her role will be an adopted child, May who visits Korea in 23 years after her adoption. She seems mysterious and independently stron, however, she carries a deep wound that is revealed throughout the film. Seund will be challenged to fulfill this sensational melodramatic film that will bring tears to the audience.,...More
The Korean Broadcasting System's (KBS) hit miniseries "Hong Gil Dong" won the Best Television Produc,...More
[ChanMi's drama news] The secret of being number 1 casting star 2008/07/12, Source, Before being officially casted for a drama there are many compromises and processes to follow. Although there might be a star that the producing staff wants it doesn't mean they will get the star. The star may be "perfect" for the role, but we in fact the star who took on this lead role is actually the 3rd or 4th actor/actress approached.,...More
In 2008, two 'Iljimae's will find the home theater.
The SBS historical drama "Iljimae", starring,...More
The 44th PaekSang Arts Awards Sparkles with Stars 2008/04/24, Source, Korean TV and film stars gathered together for The 44th PaekSang Arts Awards Thursday evening in Seoul. The Awards honors filmmakers, TV actors and actresses, producers and programs that made distinguishing marks in the field of visual media arts.
In the film category, the grand prize went to More
Andre Kim holds fashion show in Shanghai 2008/04/22, Source, SHANGHAI -- Korea's top designer Andre Kim presented his Spring/Summer '09 fashion collection in Shanghai on Tuesday, showing off the beauty of Korean arts and culture expressed in his signature desig,...More
As more Korean soap operas are sold abroad, hallyu, or the Korean wave, is now spreading beyond Asia to European countries as well. In particular, Korean epic dramas are gaining popularity around the world.
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I just finished watching Hong Gil Dong.
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