Stars won't take it anymore. They are going to go legal with keyboard warriors and rumor spreaders.
Hook Entertainment announced on the 29th through its official SNS that it has come to the conclusion that malicious comments towards their actor, Lee Seung-gi, are no longer tolerable, and have collected and handed over information regarding people responsible for these crimes to legal authorities on the 26th...More
Moon Chae-won re-signed a contract with Namoo Actors.
Namoo Actors acknowledged this fact on the 26th...More
There has been a "famine" of 20s actors once, but the generation change has begun with the appearance of many rookies in recent years.
New faces can be seen in several dramas these days. Their good looks and talent won the hearts of the audience at once and their names are up on live-time portal sites. Some of these 'rising stars' are Song Kang, Lee Do-hyun and Lee Jae-wook...More
Interest has been surging in Song Kang since the release of "Love Alarm" on Netflix on August 22nd. His agency, Namoo Actors, has released still photos from the set of "Love Alarm" in response to this demand...More
It's been a year since actor Kim Joo-hyuk left this world. He was beloved by many people who still can't believe he's not around anymore...More
Namoo Actors made a statement about Kim Joo-hyuk's funeral.
Kim Joo-hyuk drove his car down a flight of stairs into the wall of an apartment building on the 30th of October. The actor received CPR on one account and was taken to the Gunguk Hospital but passed away in the hospital...More
Actor Kim Joo-hyuk was in a car accident around 4:30 PM KST in Seoul. He was transported to Konkuk University Medical Center where he passed away at about 6:30 PM KST...More
Actress Moon Geun-young is ready to get back to work after being forced to take a break earlier this year due to a serious illness...More
Lee Joon-gi's agency Namoo Actors said on June 7th, 'Lee Joon-gi departed to Beijing today to attend a press conference for his movie, 'Under the Sicily Sun'.
'Under the Sicily Sun' is a Chinese romance movie starring Lee Joon-gi and Zhou Dongyu and directed by Lin Yu-Hsien...More
While actor Yoon Je-moon admitted to have driven under intoxication, his work is in panic.
According to Namoo Actors, Yoon Je-moon was found sleeping in his car around 7AM in the morning on the 23rd last month. His alcohol level was 0.104% which is subject to the cancellation of his driver's license. He admitted to have driven drunk and this case has been sent to the Seoul West District Office...More
Lee Joon-gi experienced his popularity among his Japanese fans.
Lee Joon-gi's agency Namoo Actors said on May 24, "Lee Joon-gi held a successful fan meeting in Japan on May 19th"...More
A behind-the-scenes image from Shin Se-kyung's commercial shooting set has been revealed.
On April 27th, Namoo Actors posted the photo on their official Instagram with a caption, "Hidden pictures game to find Se-kyeong! #Bali She is shooting a commercial. We hope summer arrives soon!!"...More
On March 19th, the star-studded entertainment management company, Namoo Actors posted actress Han Hye-jin's photo on their official Instagram.
Namoo Actors said, "A photo from UK! Aren't you happy to see? Actress Han Hye-jin, just so beautiful, no need to say more. A verification for our goddess" and "She is shooting a pictorial in UK"...More
Ji Sung is considering the offer from SBS's new Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Entertainers".
An associate from Ji Sung's agency Namoo Actors said in the afternoon on March 8th, "Ji Sung is considering the offer for "Entertainers" and hasn't been able to make a decision yet"...More
'Six Flying Dragons' actress Shin Se-kyung's video with her Seollal greeting has been revealed. Shin Se-kyung's agency Namoo Actors released the behind-the-scenes video clips of SBS' Monday & Tuesday drama, 'Six Flying Drgons' through Naver TV Cast.
The video clips from the filming set under the chilly winter weather reveals the vivid behind-the-scenes, where Shin Se-kyung puts a hot pack on her ears or rushes to put on a padded jacket as soon as filing her portion was done. Another video shows her saying 'Unnie, I'm sorry" to Jung Yoo-mi to apologize, after she filmed a scene where she had to stare at Jung Yoo-mi...More
"Happy Home" actress Kim So-yeon sent out a new year's wish for her fans in Korea and China.
On February 8th, Kim So-yeon has posted her new year's greeting through the official Facebook of her agency Namoo Actors and her Weibo SNS account. In the revealed photos, Kim So-yeon showing such a bright smile is holding a sign saying, "Happy New Year" in Korean and Chinese. Her lovely handwriting on the card has caught our attention...More
Shin Se-kyung (left) and Park Si-hoo
Actress Shin Se-kyung has reported some 20 people to police for allegedly posting defamatory comments about her on the Internet, Gangnam police said Tuesday.
The suspects are alleged to have posted rumors that Sin flirts with many male celebrities...More
Actress Kim So-yeon went for a dramatic transformation to make the one-time special appearance in the upcoming drama, "One More Happy Ending".
On January 19th, Kim So-yeon's agency Namoo Actors unveiled several still images featuring Kim So-yeon's transformation into a woman with freckles and curly hair for MBC's new Wednesday & Thursday drama, "One More Happy Ending". The revealed image, Kim So-yeon wearing tacky clothing looks frustrated, or casts a side-glance worriedly...More
Actress Han Hye-jin's second older sister, Han Ga-yeong tied the knot with chef Jo Jae-beom today.
While it's been only one month since Han Hye-jin delivered a baby, she attended her sister's wedding to celebrate the happy moment together...More
On October 11th, Ji Sung's agency Namoo Actors, through their official Facebook, has revealed Ji Sung's behind-the-scenes photos taken when he attended the 20th Busan International Film Festival.
Ji Sung attended the 'Color of Asia – Masters' event featuring the films invited to the Gala Presentation, which were played in Haneolyeon Theater in Busan Cinema Center on October 8th. He went on the stage along with director Im Sang-soo for the short film project, 'The Vampire Lives Next Door'...More
In the past, Kim Tae-hee's sister worked at Namoo Actors for 2 years. It was a permanent position with insurance. She was helping the managers and her sister who was making 5 billion won a year. There was no reason for anyone to stop the sister from coming into work and helping out.
However, there was a lot of noise about this as there is no case where a celebrity and his or her family worked out well together. There was also the question of how well a blood-related family could be rational when it came to making decisions about work and money matters...More
Jeon Hye-bin revealed her new pictorial.
In the afternoon on June 25th, Jeon Hye-bin's agency Namoo Actors posted the behind-the-scenes photos from her pictorial photoshoot set...More
Actor Lee Joon-gi's agency made an announcement in regards to his injury caused during filming his drama.
On June 10th, Namoo Actors posted on Lee Joon-gi's official fan page under the title, "Notice in regards to the injury caused the set of 'Scholar Who Walks the Night'"...More
Actress Kim So-yeon signed re-contract with Namoo Actors, confirming the trustful relationship between her and the agency.
An official from Namoo Actors told OSEN on April 17th, " Kim So-yeon has resigned her contract with Namoo Actors" and "The agency and she have been in the trustful relationship for the last 10 years"...More
Actress Jeon Hye-bin's un-photoshopped BTS still images have been revealed.
Jeon Hye-bin's agency Namoo Actors revealed her BTS still images from her pictorial, through the agency's official Facebook on April 13th...More
On April 2nd, Namoo Actors revealed Shin Se-kyung's behind-the-scenes photo from the filming set of 'The Girl Who Sees Smells'.
Shin Se-kyung took on the leading role as Oh Cho-rim in the drama where she shines with the appeals as a rom-com girl on the next level...More
The agency for actor Lee Joon-gi, Namoo Actors released the still cuts from the set of the Chinese film, 'The Sunshine of Sicily'.
In the released images, Lee Joon-gi is concentrating on what director Lin Yu Xuan is telling him. It shows his sincere and enthusiastic attitudes towards the film...More
Chun Woo-hee, who recently emerged as an A-list actress of Chungmoro, is considering the offer to join the film, 'Loves, Lies'.
A source from Chun Woo-hee's agency Namoo Actors said, "Chun Woo-hee was recently offered a role for the film 'Loves, Lies'. She is currently considering the offer positively and will make a decision soon as the film will start shooting next April...More
While 'Han Gong-ju's a leading actress, is being celebrated, the backstory of Chun Woo-hee's contract with her agency, 'Namoo Actors', is growing public interest.
When Chun Woo-hee appeared on the tvN talk show, 'Field Talk Show, Tax' she shared her story about her and Won Bin's acquaintance through the movie 'Mother...More
On December 18th, Lee Joon-gi's agency, Namoo Actors released a video clip with Lee Joon-gi' dance practice under the title, 'Full Version of Dance Practice to 'Ma Lady" through its official Youtube channel
In the video, Lee Joon-gi grabs viewer's attention by dancing to the music, 'Ma Lady' from the mini album, 'EXHALE' released in last November. With his mischievous smile and beads of sweat trickling down on his face at the end of the video clip, it makes his fans' hearts beat...More
Actress Kim Ah-joong will return to TV for the first time in four years as a prosecutor with a strong sense of justice in SBS' new legal drama "Punch - Drama"...More
Kim Beom (left) and Moon Geun-young arrive at Incheon International Airport from Europe on Nov. 28, 2013.
Actors Kim Beom and Moon Geun-young have ended their seven-month relationship.
Kim's management agency King Kong Entertainment on Thursday confirmed that the two have split up but agreed to stay friends as they focus on their respective careers...More
Celebrity couple Kim Hyo-jin (left) and Yoo Ji-tae pose at an event for the entertainment agency "Namoo Actors" in Seoul on Friday...More
Actor Baek Yoon-sik, 66, is dating a TV reporter almost 30 years his junior, which has caused some of his friends to express concern about the couple's significant age gap.
According to his management agency Namoo Actors on Friday, they first met in summer 2012 through mutual acquaintances when Baek was working on a project for a terrestrial TV station. They have no plans to get married at this point, it added...More
Actor Baek Yoon-sik, 66, is in love with a television reporter who is 30 years younger.
Namoo Actors, Baek`s agency, announced Friday that he and a KBS reporter first met at a social gathering in June last year and have developed a romantic relationship while exchanging views on movies...More
Actress Shin Se-kyung was seen eating like crazy.
Behind scenes of Shin Se-kyung while she was eating were posted on the official You Tube site of her agency Namoo Actors...More
Han Hye-jin (left) and Ki Sung-yueng
Actress Han Hye-jin has announced that she will wed Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng on July 1.
"I'm getting married on July 1. We promised to tie the knot and become one", she tweeted. "Ki can only make time for our wedding during his vacation. If we miss [the opportunity] this year, we'll have to wait until next year, so we thought this time would be best in consideration of the importance of the next [football] season for him"...More
South Korean actress Jeon Hye-bin is seen trying a baseball in Seoul.
She is also a singer known as BIN. She was born on Sept. 27, 1983...More
TV actress Kim Ji-soo has donated her hematopoietic stem cells to a leukemia patient. "She was told by a general hospital in Seoul that there was a patient with a matching genotype, so she donated her hematopoietic stem cells to the patient", a spokesman for her agency Namoo Actors said Monday. "She's been recuperating at home since she left hospital"...More
Fan's of late actress Lee Eun-joo arranged a memorial in commemoration of her death 6 years ago.
They are going to gather in the Kyeonggido Goyang-si Cheong-ah Park where she is resting, on the 22nd at 2PM....More
Talent Kim Hyo-jin is known to be participating in anti-fur movement. This is her second environment-friendly movement after she made a statement that she will be vegetarian to protect animals.
Her company Namoo Actors said, “3~4 years ago, Kim Hyo-jin read 'Beyond Beef' and decided to be a vegetarian. She is not perfectly vegan yet; she still drinks milk and eat eggs. She is interested in documentaries about animal protection and killing. One day, when she was watching animal hunting scene from TV, she said, “I will never wear fur coats again. When her stylist brings new clothes, she always double checks, if it contains any real fur or not.”...More
Actor Kim Hye-sung will join the army next February and will be on active service.
His company Namoo Actors said, “Exact joining date is not confirmed yet but he is planning to join in February.”...More
Actor Jo Dong-hyuk revealed his masculine photoshoot.
In the photos of Jo Dong-hyuk, which were released on the21st, he is catching everybody's eyes with his six packs and sexy pose that is revealing little but of his pubic hair....More
Actress Shin Se-kyung [10Asia]
Korean actress Shin Se-kyung has shut down her personal website which was apparently attacked by fans of boy band SHINee's lead vocalist Jonghyun who are angry that Sin is dating their favorite idol star.
Reps for Sin and Jonghyun, both high-profile celebrities in their respective fields, had admitted on Wednesday morning that two have been romantically involved for about a month now after a report by a local daily sports paper exposed photographs of the couple strolling hand-in-hand in a park...More
Boy band SHINee member Jonghyun and actress Shin Se-kyung [10Asia]
Popular boy band SHINee member Jonghyun and actress Shin Se-kyung have been spotted dating by a local media outlet.
Local sports daily Sports Seoul on Wednesday carried a report revealing photographs of the two on a date on October 20 along with confirmations by their agencies that they have romantically involved for about a month now...More
Shin Se-kyung and Jonghyun, both born in 1990, are going steady.
Shin Se-kyung's company, 'Namoo Actors' and Jonghyun's company, SM Entertainment, admitted the relationship between the two and said it's a starting stage. They first met in a meeting lead by their friends, and carefully continued their relationship....More
Moon Geun-young [Namoo Actors]
Top Korean actress Moon Geun-young has decided to join the main cast of an upcoming KBS TV series also starring actor Jang Geun-suk, according to the show's promoter Ytree;media on Monday.
Ytree announced through a press release that the 23-year-old starlet will take on the role of the shameless and optimistic Mary in the drama based on comic "Marry Me, Mary!" by famed cartoon writer Won Soo-yeon...More
Actress Moon Geun-young speaks during a press call for play "Closer" held at the Art One Theater in Seoul, South Korea on August 10, 2010. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actress Moon Geun-young has confessed that she has been in love before.
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday during a press call for play "Closer" in which she takes on the role of strip dancer Alice, the former 'nation's little sister' remarked, "It's not like I haven't ever loved someone before, it's just that I haven't talked about it"...More
Korean actress Han Hye-jin [Namoo Actors]
Korean actress Han Hye-jin held her first fan meeting in Japan last weekend, according to her agency Namoo Actors on Wednesday.
Namoo announced in a press release that Han met with some 700 local fans at the fan meeting, held July 25 at the Ion Cosmetics Theater 'BRAVA' in Osaka, Japan...More
Korean actress Moon Geun-young and actor Uhm Ki-joon [10Asia/Chae Ki-won]
The second project of the series of plays produced by talent agency Namoo Actors and Aga Entertainment will feature Moon Geun-young and Uhm Ki-joon. The theatrical play "Closer" was written by Patrick Marber and became a huge movie hit in 2004 with Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen. The play premiered in Korea in 2005 with a cast of Nam Sung-jin, Park Hee-soon, Kim Yeo-jin, Son Byung-ho and Yoon Ji-hye. It was performed eight times on stage and known as the main repertoire of Aga Entertainment, receiving a lot of love from the public. Unlike other works where it 'romanticizes' love, "Closer" points out the cynicism and cold aspects of it. The play reflects on how "with their own laws of love everyone breaks apart" and the selfishness and coldness of four modern urbanites. Compared to previous productions of "Closer" that had been adapted to fit the Korean sentiments, the 2010 version will be close to the original play with the same inclination and feeling to the London show. Below are the excerpts from the press conference with the cast and director of the Korean adaptation of the play "Closer"...More
Moon Geun-young [10Asia]
Actress Moon Geun-young has been cast in the Korean version of play "Closer", taking to the theatrical stage for the first time since making her acting debut 11 years ago.
The play's producer Aga Company said Wednesday that Moon will play the role of strip dancer Alice in the famed production by English playwright Patrick Marber...More
Korean actor Kim Kang-woo [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Kim Kang-woo will be marrying his longtime girlfriend next month, who is also the older sister of actress Han Hye-jin.
In a phone call with Asia Economic Daily on Monday, Kim's agency Namoo Actors explained that the actor will wed his girlfriend Han Moo-young, who runs an online shopping mall, in a private ceremony at Seoul's Myeong-dong Cathedral on June 18...More
Clockwise from top center: actress Im Soo-jung, actor Kim Rae-won, actor Park Gun-hyung, actor Kim Joo-hyuk and actress Lee Mi-sook [10Asia]
Star. Icon. Nation's little sister. Now we call her by her name "Geun-yeong".
Moon Geun-young's grandmother. As a child, Moon began her day watching morning dramas with her grandmother and at nights would fall asleep while talking with her grandmother on what happened during the day with her parents being busy working. Her grandmother told her, "In life, people go through various ups and downs but I don't want you to think about that too much and rather work on refining yourself and grow up to become an intelligent actress". Moon Geun-young's mother told her that the money she makes "is not our money" and suggested in donating it as "a way of investing your love to society". One of the biggest reasons that Moon was able to act from a young age until now without faltering is because of the unconditional support she received from her family...More
6. Work and Love, Love and Work: The story for all three stories are set at the workplace
"Prosecutor Princess": It is impossible to perfectly reenact the process of investigation that prosecutors carry out unless the program is a reality documentary. However, "Prosecutor Princess" adds an abundance of detail into depicting the daily life of a civil servant. The show has received reviews that even regular office workers can relate to the portrayal of the job description of a rookie prosecutor. "Princess" could become a good example of an office drama if it lays out the process of investigations with common sense.
"Personal Taste": One can't really say it is specialized. The drama does not explain through what process a house is designed, how to trim the different kinds of wood in order to make furniture, or what the necessary preparations are in carrying out a bidding. The scenes where Park Gae-in takes part in a furniture exhibition and has Jun Jin-ho cut the acrylic from a blind in order to avoid an emergency situation adds onto the sense of reality in telling the difficulties one struggles as an employee.
"Cinderella's Sister": Everyone gathers together at the makgeolli brewery called "Daesungdoga". However, this Goo Dae-sung's world of abundance and is one of the things that Song Gang-sook wants, but it does not display any characteristics as a work place. One might forget that it is a brewery, if it did not show the scene of Goo Hyo-seon (played by Seo Woo) drinking the residue left after rice liquor is drained before going to school. As a whole, the story of the self righteous self-made owner, the femme fatale-like new lady of the house, and the naive yet talkative workers and large family all seem like trite set-ups...More
Korean actor Ji Sung [Namoo Actors]
Korean actor Ji Sung has been set to star in a 20 billion won blockbuster TV series titled "Kim Soo Ro", according to his agency Namoo Actors.
Namoo announced Thursday that the actor has been cast to play the lead role in the upcoming MBC drama, playing the historic figure Kim Su-ro who founded and ruled the state of Geumgwan Gaya in the 5th century....More
Top Korean actress Kim Tae-hee [Asia Economic Daily]
Top Korean actress Kim Tae-hee has denied recent rumors that she will be appearing in the film "Lump sugar 2", according to her agency and film producers on Thursday.
Agency Namoo Actors and the film's production company, who both acknowledged there were media reports of the actress appearing in "Lump sugar 2", declared the news was "not true"....More
Korean actor Ji Sung [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Ji Sung has signed with entertainment agency Namoo Actors which also manages top Korean actresses Moon Geun-young and Kim So-yeon.
"We recently signed a contract with Ji Sung", an official at Namoo was quoted as saying. "Ji Sung's ambition to solidify his position as a Hallyu star and the company's vision matched up well"....More
Actor Kim Joo-hyuk
and actress Kim Ji-soo
have ended their six-year relationship.
Their split, first reported by a local sports daily Wednesday, was confirmed by their agency Namoo Actors, Thursday.
The daily quoted a source as saying: "They broke up three months ago. The separation has been barely known, even unknown to their agency. I don't know why they broke up. They are still going through hard times".
Yet, the relationship appears to have ended amicably. "They have decided to remain friends", said an official from their agency, declining to elaborate.
Both born in 1972, the two started their relationship in 2004 after appearing together in the SBS TV series "Flowing River".
The actress posted a note on her blog at the end of July, hinting at the breakup. In the pos...More
The anonymous donor of W850 million (US$1=W1,392) over the last six years to the Community Chest of Korea stands revealed as 21-year-old actress Moon Geun-young
The Community Chest of Korea on Thursday said the actress denied online rumors that she was the donor, but her agency okayed the disclosure, so the organization decided to make it public.
Since Nov. 2003, Moon has been donating all or part of her earnings from commercials, films and soap operas. Her donations were used to build children's libraries and subsidize hospital costs for children suffering from leukemia or cancer. Apart from the Community Chest of Korea, Moon has also given several hundred millions of won to scholarship foundations.
Namoo Actors, Moon's agency, said, "For Moon's family, charity seems a natural part o...More
Korea's favorite girl-next-door Moon Geun-young
is showing her generosity by building a Korean library for young Korean expatriates in Australia. The actress is going to support the library construction by helping out with the cost and donating books.
A source at Moon's agency Namoo Actors says that Moon has been donating books with her own money since 2006, when she saw during a visit to her ...More
By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
Actor Kim Kang-woo
won the Best Actor award for his role in "The Railroad"
(Gyeonguiseon) at the 25th Torino Film Festival in Italy, Saturday.
, directed by Park Heung-shik
, also won a special award given by the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).
Kim's agency Namoo Actors quoted the 29-year old actor as saying: "I'm very glad to have received this big award, but what I cannot forget is the response from th...More
Alarm bells are ringing in Korea's entertainment business after the apparent suicides of pop singer U;Nee and actress Jeong Da-bin
within three weeks of each other.
Agencies are clearly worried. While the stars ostensibly enjoy wealth and fame, they are also more at risk than ordinary people because their kudos can vanish in an instant. The fickle nature of the business brings its attendant anxieties, especially for women, experts say.
The actress Choi Jin-sil
recalls the envy of other performers when she was a teen star. "You may think that the happiest moments come with the 'golden time' of celebri...More
This year's Pusan International Film Festival witnessed the opening of the inaugural Asian Film Market, a comprehensive film industry hub which covers many aspects of filmmaking from pre-sales, sales, and financing to production and post facilities as well as a casting network for up-and-coming stars.
In terms of deal-making, sales companies reported that not many deals were signed, however agreements and project advancement took place. The absence of many European buyers due largely to the opening of the Rome International Film Festival during the same period, was also noted, however those from Europe who did come had first pick and were pleased with their findings.
Among Korean deals made, CJ's martial arts fantasy The Restless
and box office record-breaker The Host were bought from Cineclick Asia by Singapore's Queen Imperial for rights in Indonesia's growing market. Queen also picked up iHQ's ...More