[HanCinema's Film Review] "Marrying the Mafia II" + DVD Giveaway 2016/12/03,
In Seoul, In-jae (played by Shin Hyun-joon) and Jin-kyeong (played by Kim Won-hee) are middle-aged working professionals who are not...always perfectly successful in their immediate career goals, but have overall bright futures. After meeting in circumstances too hilariously contrived for me to want to ruin, they start to date. They they inevitably run into a glaring problem- In-jae is the heir to an organized crime organization, while Jin-kyeong is a public prosecutor. What will become of them?,...More
Yoo Jae-suk wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards 2010/12/30, Source,
Korean variety show host Yoo Jae-suk [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean entertainment show host Yoo Jae-suk won the grand prize for the second consecutive year at the MBC Entertainment Awards held last night.
At the awards ceremony held at MBC's Dream Center located in Ilsan, Gyeong-gi Province, Yoo was awarded the top honor for his role as emcee for MBC's variety shows "Infinite Challenge" and "Come Over", making it his seventh award during a year-end program,...More
Jo Kwon becomes newest member of "Family Outing" season 2 2010/01/19, Source,
Boy band 2AM member Jo Kwon [Asia Economic Daily]
Boy band 2AM member Jo Kwon has decided to join the new cast of SBS variety show "Family Outing", becoming the latest in a string of celebrities who have agreed to appear in a revamped season of the program.
A source close to Kwon said, "We have talked with the producers of the show and he has been set to appear as a regular in the second season".,...More
The final line-up for the second season of the popular show "Family Outing" (SBS) has been revealed.
The first season garnered fans with stars including top comedian and host Yoo Jae-suk and singers,...More
2PM's Ok Taecyeon also cast for "Family Outing" season 2 2010/01/07, Source,
Korean boy band 2PM member Ok Taecyeon [JYP Entertainment]
Korean idol group 2PM's Ok Taecyeon has become the latest celebrity to join the new cast of variety show "Family Outing", according to one of the show's producers on Friday.
"Ok Taecyeon has decided to appear on the second season of 'Family Outing'" said SBS entertainment producer Nam Seung-yong in a phone call with Asia Economic Daily. He added that they are "planning to cast one or two more people" but added that it is "too early to say who they will be".,...More
Girls' Generation Yoona to appear on "Family Outing" season 2 2010/01/07, Source, Girls' Generation member Yoona [SM Entertainment]
Girls' Generation member Yoona has joined the cast of the new season of variety show "Family Outing", according to the show's broadcaster SBS on Friday.
An official at SBS told Asia Economic Daily over the phone that the 19-year-old singer has agreed to appear on the second season of 'Family', where she had made a guest appearance last year.
Producers of "Family Outing" have reportedly asked many Korean celebrities -- including actor Yoon Sang-hyun, singers Psy and 2PM's Taecyeon-- to be regulars on the new season. So far, actress and show host Kim Won-hee and comedian Ji Sang-ryul have confirmed to become part of the new cast.,...More
Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Hyori share grand prize at SBS Entertainment Awards 2009/12/31, Source,
Korean entertainers Lee Hyori (left) and Yoo Jae-suk at SBS Entertainment Awards [SBS]
Korean entertainers Yoo Jae-suk and Lee Hyori shared the grand prize at the year-end SBS Entertainment Awards, held at SBS' Open Hall on Wednesday.
Yoo, who won the same title yesterday at MBC, was so nervous and ecstatic that he could not carry on with his speech.
"I don't know how to express my gratitude", said Yoo in his acceptance speech. "This is too big of an award for me. I won a big award yesterday and I don't know if I should keep receiving these awards. Thank you so much, I can't think of what to say. Can Hyo-lee go first?",...More
Red carpets were rolled out for some of the most anticipated year-end award ceremonies, and top stars, including,...More
Celebrity Volunteer Group Reaches Out to Disabled Children 2008/10/02, Source, "People who Care", a volunteer organization made up of celebrities, has set out to help children with disabilities. The volunteer group held a special ceremony to mark the beginning of its new sisterhood with the Social Welfare Society and the Amsa Rehabilitation Center on September 29.
Investigation dramas are the trend on cable television screens. But instead of the ordinary cat-and-mouse plots, various headways are under way.
Korean fans have been loyal to these programs ― from "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", and "Cold Case" to "Wit,...More
Stars aligning for the Year of the Rat 2008/02/06, Apart from being famous worldwide, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Al Gore and Zinedine Zidane have one other thing in common -- they were born in the Year of the Rat, according to the traditional zodiac system still widely used in Korea.
With the first day of the Lunar New Year tomorrow, rats, the first a,...More
Born in the Year of the Rat 2007/12/31, Source, In the Year of the Rat, Korean pop culture is led by those born in another, in 1972. Coincidence or cosmic determination? Readers may decide for themselves. Known as the "president of culture" in the 1990s, Seo Taiji releasef his 15th anniversary,...More
[MOVIE REVIEW] 'The Houseguest' overstays its welcome 2007/08/02, Source, Chu Yo-sup (1902-1972) wrote the memorable short story "Saranbang sonmin-gwa eomeoni (The Guest in My Mom's House)". Published in 1935, the creative tale portrays the subtle emotional tension between a widow and a house guest from the perspective of a six-year-old girl. Emotions are intentionally su,...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.
'Old maids' dominate local TV screen 2005/11/28, Source, As it seems, the keyword for Korean TV dramas this year is "nocheonyeo" - the headstrong single women in their 30s, no longer mortified by the now common nickname. The word, meaning "old maid" and embracing females in their 30s, highlights the vast difference in perceptions between Korea and Western,...More
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