[News] Lee Jun-ki looks at action noir for next drama.


[News] Lee Jun-ki looks at action noir for next drama.
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The drama is titled Age of Feeling, although the meaning is more along the lines of “age of being emotionally moved.” But we couldn’t quite translate it as Age of The Feels, could we?

Lee Jun-ki’s reps have confirmed that he has received the offer, which he is “favorably considering” but has not yet decided on. The show hasn’t yet secured a broadcast slot, which probably contributes to his hesitation, but from the bullet points alone I think there’s a lot to be excited about.

Directing the project is PD Kim Jung-kyu, whose filmography has a number of lighter dramas like Sweet 18, The Man Who Can’t Marry, and My Country Calls. But (1) he did also work on the epic sageuk Immortal Lee Soon-shin, and (2) to put things into perspective, Gakistal’s director also did the fluffy Love and Marriage before going dark and epic, and then followed that with family show You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin. So no worries on that front.

Lee Jun-ki totally won me over in Arang and the Magistrate with his thoughtful, sensitive and restrained intensity.  Lee Jun-ki doing action roles before, and darker shows (Time of Dog and Wolf), so he seems like a logical fit for a project like this. A Korean drama that’s a period noir in Shanghai? That’s such a rich tableau and rife with interesting possibilities.

Age of Feeling is in talks with KBS to potentially air in the second half of this year.

[News] Nam Sang-mi becomes Goddess of Marriage for SBS.

[News] Nam Sang-mi becomes Goddess of Marriage for SBS.
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New drama alert! It’s called Goddess of Marriage, and this one headlines three stars I like very much, which automatically makes me sit up a bit straighter and hope a little harder for a good result. Kim Ji-hoon (so gruffly sweet, as in Flower Boy Next Door), Nam Sang-mi (warm and earnest in an endearing way, as in Light and Shadow), and Lee Sang-woo (so awesome as the best oppa ever in Thousand Day Promise).

It’s a weekend series for SBS, and as you may surmise from the title, the story explores the meaning of marriage through the storyline of its lead, a radio writer played by Nam Sang-mi.

She dreams of a sweet, pure love and falls into a love triangle with our two men, with the ensuing romance looking at the reality of love versus the ideal. It’s not clear which guy is the bigger lead from the descriptions and both actors are on similar levels of fame, so we can’t start crying yet about the one who gets left in the cold.

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There will be a number of other characters and love triangles featured, as the show follows four women all dealing in some form with the question of what marriage means to them, a concept that calls to mind the cable drama Marriage Plot (though hopefully in a more cohesive and skillful way).

That means that we’ll be getting a balance of personalities and romantic experiences… or we will if the drama does a decent job with the premise. And despite its slot on weekends, it sounds like Goddess of Marriage skew more toward being a modern trendy careerwoman drama, as opposed to the usual multigenerational family sprawl.

Goddess of Marriage comes from the PD of Brilliant Legacy and will follow the upcoming series Birth Secret, which places its premiere all the way in July. It plans to begin filming at the end of April, though, which does give the show a pretty roomy head start to film and prepare — let’s hope it uses that time wisely.

[News] Jackie Chan wins Best Director.


[News] Jackie Chan wins Best Director.
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The 9th Huading Awards that was held at the Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre recently has chosen Jackie Chan as its Best Director for the first time.

As reported on Groove Asia website, the multi-talented star, who won the title for his directorial effort, "CZ12", expressed, "I've been acting for 53 years and have neither cared for awards, nor do I have any fate with awards. This is my first film director award in Hong Kong. I got it before a long time ago in Japan."


The 59-year-old actor enthused, "I will continue to work in this industry, but I will no longer be a director. Directing is too difficult. "Project A" even took seven years to prepare. How many more years do I have!"

Speaking about the film, "CZ12" that won him the award, Jackie stated, "I didn't expect that the movie would be that popular and earn so much in Southeast Asia. The film hasn't released overseas yet, but a film is like making a bet. It's either all or nothing."
Nicholas Tse, Andy Lau, Fan Bingbing, Jackie Chan, Chapman To, Joey Yung, Leo Ku, and Charlene Choi were some of the stars that attended the event.

Some of the winners include: 

Best Film: "Cold War"
Best Director: Jackie Chan ("CZ12")
Best Actor: Nicholas Tse ("The Bullet Vanishes")
Best Actress: Fan Bingbing ("Double Xposure")
Best Supporting Actor: Chapman To ("DIVA")
Best Supporting Actress: Mavis Fan ("The Silent War")
Achievement of the Year Award: Deanie Ip

[Photo & News] Lee Seung Gi is a Mischievous Boy in Love in New “Gu Family Book” Stills.

[Photo & News] Lee Seung Gi is a Mischievous Boy in Love in New “Gu Family Book” Stills.
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Are you ready for the long-awaited appearance of Lee Seung Gi in “Gu Family Book”?

While the word from the grapevine is that Choi Jin Hyuk stole many viewers hearts with his portrayal of the tragic hero Wol-ryung (who is Lee Seung Gi’s  character’s father), we know most people have been anxiously waiting for Lee Seung Gi in the lead role of half-human, half-beast, Choi Kang Chi.

Fans disappointingly only saw glimpses of Lee Seung Gi this premier week in previews for the upcoming episodes but MBC recently released still cuts of the actor, raising the anticipation and excitement for the appearance of his character.

In these still, we see Lee Seung Gi looking mischievous and playful while attempting to grab the attention Lee Yoo Bi, who plays his first love and the daughter of the master whom he belongs to. Viewers may recognize Lee Yoo Bi from “Nice Guy” where she played Song Joong Ki’s baby sister. She looks particularly beautiful in these still, wearing the traditional hanbok.


[News] Joo Won Thinks Jo In Sung Is Better Looking Than He Is.

[News] Joo Won Thinks Jo In Sung Is Better Looking Than He Is. 
Cr. - soompi

Actor Joo Won recently had an interview with Star Today and talked about his recent drama “Level 7 Civil Servant” as well as rival dramas that competed for viewership ratings such as “That Winter, The Wind Blows” and “IRIS 2.” The actor confessed, “More than anything, I loved watching ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows.’ I monitored the show along with fellow actress Choi Kang Hee and we think Jo In Sung and Song Hye Gyo were so handsome and beautiful together. In fact, after seeing Jo In Sung in the drama, I turned to Kang Hee and said, ‘Noona, I feel so unattractive.’ I just felt so lacking in comparison.”


However he expressed his gratitude toward fans who watched his drama saying, “I think there was something that the viewers definitely loved about our characters.”

Although it had been 3 weeks since filming for “Level 7 Civil Servant” ended and the actor had gone on a brief, well-needed vacation, Joo Won confessed, “I still feel like I haven’t been able to step out of my character, Han Gil Ro. It’s actually like that every time I finish a project. Even though I try to have fun and relax, I still feel like I live in the fictional world of ‘Level 7 Civil Servant.’”

[News] Actress Ha Ji Won Plans to Set Up Her Own Agency.

[News] Actress Ha Ji Won Plans to Set Up Her Own Agency.  
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On April 12, a representative announced that actress Ha Ji Won will be setting up her own agency with her mother as the CEO. Ha Ji Won recently left her agency of 10 years “Well Made Star M.” Briefly, there was a possibility of Ha Ji Won joining Sidus HQ, and many other big agencies showed great interest in the actress, but Ha Ji Won finally decided to become independent.

Fans that heard this news commented, “Ha Ji Won probably will have no problem being on her own,” “Ha Ji Won, fighting!”

In other news, the character posters for Ha Ji Won’s upcoming new film “Joseon Trio of Beauties” (or “The Huntresses” or “Action Girls”) were released recently. The movie is to be a fusion, action-comedy movie and stars Ha Ji Won, Kang Ye Won, and Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In.

[News] Kim So Eun’s First Love Was Won Bin.

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[News] Kim So Eun’s First Love Was Won Bin.  
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Actress Kim So Eun from MBC’s drama “Horse Doctor” and “Boys Over Flowers” recently sat down for an interview with dongA.com and opened up about her lasting crush on actor Won Bin.

She began, “I can’t believe how the years have flown by. Although I’ve been acting for nearly 9 years, I’m still in my early twenties. Everything still feels new and fresh (Laugh).”

When asked about the actor or actress she liked most, she confessed, “I’ve been a fan of Won Bin’s since I was in elementary school. I would say that Won Bin is my first love. If I was to ever meet him in real life, I think I’d be too shy to even stand next to him that I’d run away or something. My ideal type would be someone who is considerate and has great communication skills.”


Kim So Eun also rated her acting at a modest score of 77 percent and explained, “I would give myself 77 percent because… my luck has been 77 percent (laugh). In reality, my personality is on the quiet and reserved side so it’s not exactly easy for me to play these lively and outgoing roles that I often land. I have to try very hard to be able to express these characters convincingly.”

She also went on to reveal the criteria she uses to judge prospective projects saying, “I always study the character very carefully. I want to try out diverse roles.”

[News] Kim Yu-na Picked as Athlete of the Month by U.S. Sports Academy.

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[News] Kim Yu-na Picked as Athlete of the Month by U.S. Sports Academy.
Cr. - Chosun Ilbo

Figure skating champion Kim Yu-na has chosen as the Athlete of the Month by the United States Sports Academy based on the results of an online poll.

"[Kim] returned to the world stage in figure skating after a two-year layoff. The 2010 Olympic gold medalist picked up where she left off earning the gold medal in the women's 2013 World Figure Skating Championships," the USSA wrote on its website on Tuesday.

The USSA determines candidates for Athlete of the Month after receiving recommendations from journalists, sports organizations, government agencies and the public.

Among male athletes, LeBron James of the Miami Heat earned the same title as he contributed to "Miami's win streak at 27 games."

Tiger Woods, who reclaimed his spot as the world's No. 1 golfer "after falling from the top spot in October 2010," was runner-up in the men's category, and Jenn Suhr, who set a world record in women's indoor pole vault at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, placed second in the women's category.

As Kim and James were chosen as the athletes for March, they are now candidates for Athlete of the Year.

Kim was previously named the Athlete of the Year in 2010 when she won a gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The male Athlete of the Year at the time was Spanish footballer David Villa, who performed remarkably well at the 2010 World Cup.

[News] Names of Shows and Dramas that Have Our Heads Spinning.


[News] Names of Shows and Dramas that Have Our Heads Spinning.
Cr. - enewsworld

There has been a recurring theme in recent times as we here at enewsworld started having long discussions about some of the programs/movies/dramas that are airing.

As variety programs get canceled or new dramas are being announced, we’ve noticed that the titles of these shows have been getting longer or more ridiculous by the minute, giving us a major headache on what to decide for the English title.

Here are some of what we’ve had to work with.

The One Trying to Wear the Crown, Withstand the Weight – The Heirs.

We love Lee Min Ho.
We love Park Shin Hye.
We even love the drama writer Lee Eun Sook (who gave us a long list of wonderful dramas, like Secret Garden or A Gentleman’s Dignity, but we will not understand this title.

This new upcoming drama is already gathering much anticipation with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye cast, but we have to wonder if this long title was really worth coming up with, especially since even the Korean media is tired of typing out every word of the title and just merely calling it The Heirs - which we plan on doing.

Hopefully, the drama will be as good as this lengthy title.

주군의 태양 (Joogoon ae Taeyang)
The Sun of the Lord (?)

This one is a real doozy.

Rumored to have So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin as its main leads, The Sun of the Lord (???) probably won’t get an official title until the drama airs, because this one can be called so many different names with just ‘Joo Goon ae Taeyang.’

“주군” or “Joo Goon” by definition can mean a lord/master, stationing troops, National Guard – whatever you want it. So we’re not even sure if we’re writing the right title as we use The Sun of the Lord for the time being.

Also, since the premise of the drama is about a woman who can see dead people, “Joo Goon” can be an awful play–on-words to “죽은” or “Jook eun,” which means “dead.”

And many times, we’ve seen titles like these turn out to be the characters’ names, so we might have characters named ‘Joo Goon’ and ‘Taeyang’ in this upcoming drama to make the title, “Joo Goon’s Taeyang.”

Especially because it’s a Hong Sisters drama, the possibilities for an English translation of this title can be endless.

We’ll just have to watch and see what the drama is about before we settle on the perfect one.

When Men Are in Love

When a maaaaaan lovesss a woman!

Sorry, we just had to add that in there.

There has been a sudden influx of men doing things – running, living alone, and now falling in love.

Not only did Infinite come out with the new song, Man in Love, there’s an upcoming movie called When a Man Loves and an ongoing drama called When a Man Loves, and we’re just convinced that April is the time when all men are in love.

We’re all for men in love (especially if it’s with us…), but it’s tough when shows and movies with the same title come out all at once, further confusing us in this world of easy-to-confuse titles.

사랑의 가위 바위 보 (Sarang ae Gawi Bawi Bo)
Rock, Paper, Scissors of Love

We love this poetic movie title in Korean, so it’s super unfortunate that the artistic beauty gets lost as it’s translated.

It ends up sounding a bit childish and at the same time way more dramatic than the original Korean title suggests, but at the end of the day, we’re still going to watch it, since Park Shin Hye and Yoon Kye Sang are leading it. and it’ll be uploaded online.

우리동네 예체능 (Woori Dongnae Yeh Chae Neung)
Our Neighborhood′s Masters of Variety and Sports

And this most recent one.

The new variety program starring Kang Ho Dong, TVXQ’s Changmin, and Lee Soo Geun had us stumped.

At times like this, when the original Korean title is shortened into an acronym, we wish it would work as swiftly as it does in Korea when it’s translated into English.

The Korean title includes, ‘Yeh Chae Neung’ which stand for ‘yehneung’ (variety), ‘chaeyook’ (sports), and ‘neungryukja’ (a powerful person/master). When it really comes down to it, we can technically translate the title as “Our Neighborhood’s MVS’ but it just lacks that kick that the Korean title provides.

So that′s our rant for strange titles these days.

What are some weird translations for titles of Korean programs, dramas, and movies that had your mind boggled?

[VOD & News] Huang Xiaoming’s “The Patriot Yue Fei” to Air in July.


[VOD & News] Huang Xiaoming’s “The Patriot Yue Fei” to Air in July.
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The anticipated historical period drama, The Patriot Yue Fei <精忠岳飛>, will begin airing on July 4. Produced by Stanley Tong (唐季禮), the drama will be mainland China’s first television drama to focus on the life experiences of the famous Song Dynasty military general.

Even before filming began, the impressive acting line-up had already attracted much attention from viewers. Mainland Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming (黃曉明) stars as the titular Yue Fei. The cast also includes Hong Kong actors Gallen Lo (羅嘉良) and Allen Ting (丁子峻), mainland Chinese actors Wu Xiubo (吳秀波) and Shao Bing (邵兵), and mainland Chinese actresses Ruby Lin (林心如), Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩), Viann Zhang (張馨予), and Cheng Pei Pei (鄭佩佩).


According to Huang Xiaoming, who is one of the drama’s investors in addition to the male lead, the part of Yue Fei is one that he has been anticipating for a long time. Although he is well-known for playing heroes in wuxia dramas, Xiaoming feels that this role is different. “Yue Fei is a hero who really existed in history,” he said. “He’s not like the warriors I portrayed in the past, who all had a legendary quality and were exaggerated and dramatized. The Patriot Yue Fei is a factual biography of a hero, and it conveys Yue Fei’s bravery and skill, as well as his loyalty and dedication to his country.

It will give everyone that type of steadfast and unyielding spirit of a hero.”
Among the many actresses in The Patriot Yue Fei is mainland Chinese actress Ying Er (穎兒), who was invited by the drama’s executive producer, Tang Jili (唐季禮), to play the most beautiful woman in Jiangnan. Referred to as “the beauty of Jiangnan,” her character functions as a “gift” that is sent to Yue Fei. Netizens marveled at released stills of Ying Er in costume, and Tang Jili praised her ability to depict the elite culture of ancient China, which emphasized the appreciation of calligraphy, painting, music, Go, poetry, wine, and flowers.


Ying Er shared that she was extremely impressed by the research and detail that were put into the costumes of The Patriot Yue Fei. “Every time I came to the set, Xiaoming’s clothes were different,” she shared. “When I went to the costume room, it was simply a big warehouse. The standards that this drama has for every actor’s costumes are really excellent.”

“The Patriot Yue Fei” Trailer




[News] Jang Keun Suk Becomes Nature Boy for Upcoming Japan Album.

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[News] Jang Keun Suk Becomes Nature Boy for Upcoming Japan Album. 
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Jang Keun Suk will be releasing a new album in Japan with another flower boy concept.

Japan′s Oricon reported on April 10 that "Jang Keun Suk will release his second studio album in Japan. The title of the album to be released on May 29 is Nature Boy, and it will mark his return to promoting as a singer."

Nature Boy will be Jang Keun Suk′s first album in a year since his first studio album Just Crazy in 2012. At the time, he had sold over 112,000 copies, a feat that placed him on the top of Oricon′s weekly chart.

For the upcoming album he will emphasize his boyish charms surrounded by nature, just like ithe title implies.

On the day before the album′s release, on May 28, the actor will hold a countdown event in Tokyo titled Nature Boy Birthday Count Down with his fans.

[News] Tang Wei beats Fan Bing Bing and becomes 'goddess of the continent'.Tang Wei beats Fan Bing Bing and becomes 'goddess of the continent'.


[News] Tang Wei beats Fan Bing Bing and becomes 'goddess of the continent'.Tang Wei beats Fan Bing Bing and becomes 'goddess of the continent'.
Cr. - hancinema

Actress Tang Wei was not just a star in Korea.

The actress won a survey for a group of university students titled, 'Who's the goddess in your heart?'.

This is unusual that Tang Wei got the hit because she is currently restricted from doing any activity in China. For the reason that she took on the role of a woman who romanticized with a pro-Japanese and a turncoat in the movie "Lust, Caution", she has been forbidden from any activities in China.

The reason for her support in Korea seem to her passion for acting and intelligent looks.
The second runner up was Fan Bingbing from China. Then came Angela Baby and Ko Won Won.

[News] Go Hyun-jung to play role of teacher.

[News] Go Hyun-jung to play role of teacher.
Cr. - Joongang Ilbo

Go Hyun-jung is returning to dramas for the first time in three years, her agency said, ?after her previous? work in the SBS drama “The President” in 2010.

In the upcoming MBC drama, tentatively named “Queen’s Classroom,” she will play a teacher trying to discipline and educate her students for a year.

The teacher named Ma Ye-jin has a charismatic but cold character.

“This drama came fresh because it looks like it has a different style and concept from any other previous drama featuring incidents at a classroom,” the agency said.

“And [Go] was interested in acting as a teacher as she has never played the role before.”

The agency added that Go is excited about the drama as she will get to closely work with the youngsters.

As ?she has decided to take part in a school drama, it is expected that the piece will create a social debate on Korea’s education system and everyday life of students.

It will be aired in mid-June, after the ongoing drama “When A Man Loves” is over.

[News] Raymond Lam Wants to Marry Karena Ng By 2015.


[News] Raymond Lam Wants to Marry Karena Ng By 2015.
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Since announcing his dating status publicly, Raymond Lam (林峯) has been spending a copious amount of time with girlfriend, Karena Ng (吳千語). Besides enjoying each other’s company in Hong Kong, the couple has also gone on several romantic trips across the globe. A reliable source even shared that Raymond had actually proposed marriage on their trip to Okinawa!

Currently in Hengdian filming Lu Xiaofeng and Hua Manlou <陸小鳳與花滿樓>, Raymond could not concentrate well on his work, and is often on the phone, either talking or sending text messages, presumably to Karena. Since Karena has no projects at hand now, she had planned to fly over to Hengdian to accompany Raymond. Because of the H7N9 bird virus spreading in China, Raymond would rather sacrifice time spent together rather than have her visit his Hengdian filming set, which is dangerously close to Shanghai and Jiangsu where most of the flu virus cases are found.

For now, the lovers will have to be satisfied with Raymond’s occasional overnight trips back to Hong Kong. Karena said, “Raymond is afraid that I may get ill so he prefers that I do not visit him. I’m also worried for him and often reminds him to be watchful of what he eats. Meanwhile, I have prepared a lot of dry food so that he can bring them over.” Raymond has been taking safety precautions by donning a mask whenever he can.


Will Not Film for TVB Dramas This Year

Without Karena by his side, Raymond could not focus on his work and is often distracted. Instead of going through his scripts, he spent most of his time on the phone. As a result, he ended with many outtakes during filming, and exasperated the crew.

Even in scenes he was supposed to film, Raymond would reportedly push them to the body double, and make his appearances only when his face can be seen on camera.

It has also been alleged that Raymond has made it clear to TVB executive, Virigina Lok (乐易玲) that he wants to take a break after filming Lu Xiaofeng and Hua Manlou and does not want to be involved in any work, be it filming or singing, so that he can spend more time with Karena. Hence, Raymond will not be involved in any series for the second half of this year.

Plans for Marriage

A source close to Raymond revealed, “Raymond is really serious about Karena this time. He is sure Karena is the one and plans to marry her within these two years.  Actually, when they were in Okinawa, Raymond already proposed to Karena and they have even bought their rings. However, the proposal wasn’t really serious as Raymond was merely testing his chances. I believe he will seriously propose to Karena again.”

[News] Kim Nam Gil, Son Ye Jin, Honey Lee, and more attend the first script reading for upcoming drama ‘Shark’.

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[News] Kim Nam Gil, Son Ye Jin, Honey Lee, and more attend the first script reading for upcoming drama ‘Shark’.
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The star-studded cast of the upcoming KBS 2TV drama ‘Shark‘ gathered together for their first script reading session on the 10th.

The lead stars Kim Nam Gil, Son Ye Jin, Ha Suk Jin, Honey Lee, Lee Jung Gil, Park Won Sang, Kim Kyu Chul, Lee Si Un, Nam Bo Ra, Kyung Soo Jin, Jung Kyung Soon, Lee Soo Hyuk, and more started off on a high note by displaying their instant chemistry and acting ability.

A representative stated, “It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a zeal-filled script reading. All of the actors and actresses perfectly portrayed their characters. I am excited and looking forward to ‘Shark’s future activities. We will work hard to create a good production so we ask for your love and support.”

‘Shark’ will be a thriller with twists and turns in the plot of a man’s revenge, so hold onto your seats for this exciting drama, which will premiere following the conclusion of ‘God of the Workplace‘ on May 27th.

[News] Lee Mi-suk and Lee Young-ae sued for defamation.

[News] Lee Mi-suk and Lee Young-ae sued for defamation.
Cr. - hancinema

Actress Lee Mi-suk and Lee Young-ae have both been sued.

Lee Mi-suk's former agency director 'A' sued Lee for defamation earlier this month. 'A' claimed that Lee brought out the Jang Ja-yeon's case to cover up her breach of contract. 'A' also sued her for slandering his publication and rights when she claimed last year that her agency had brought down her reputation.

Lee Young-ae was sued by a Kimchi manufacturing company which claimed that Lee Young-ae defamed the name of the company by claiming that she had given them no right to use her pictures and copyright for their products. Lee Young-ae had brought this problem up in 2011.

Lee Young-ae's agency claims, "This issue was a fraud by a third person and has nothing to do with Lee Young-ae".

[News] Fusion Saeguk Fun In Joseon Era “Charlie's Angels”.

The Huntresses

[News] Fusion Saeguk Fun In Joseon Era “Charlie's Angels”.
Cr. - kdramastars

If you liked "Charlie's Angels" but thought that it ought to have been set in the Joseon era, a new fusion saeguk may grant your filmgoing wishes. The film, "Joseon Trio of Beauties," alternatively called "The Huntresses," stars Ha Ji Won, Kang Ye Won and Brown Eyed Girls' Ga In as three beautiful bounty hunters during the time of the Joseon dynasty.

Ha Ji Won, best known for her roles in the dramas "Secret Garden" and "King 2 Hearts," plays the Jin Ok, the group's smart and highly skilled leader. Jin Ok is skilled in martial arts, invents secret weapons and has a talent for disguise. If the martial arts skills she displayed in "Secret Garden," are any indicator, this film should have plenty of fun action scenes.

Kang Ye Won plays Hong Dan Ga, a married woman less interested in domestic skills than she is in wielding a sword and throwing daggers. She's also obsessed with money. Before taking on this movie role, the actress appeared on "We Got Married with Jo Kwon from 2 AM. She also appeared in the MBC daily sitcom, "All My Love."

Son Ga In plays Ga Bi, the youngest member of the bounty-hunting group and a girl who is quick with her fists. Son Ga is a member of the girl band Brown Eyed Girls and has also pursued a solo career as an actress and singer. She will appear on the video for PSY's new single, "Gentle Man."

Rounding out the cast is Joo Sang Wook, who previously appeared in "Special Affairs Team 10." He will play Sa Hyun, a warrior who threatens the women, while Ko Chang Seok, who recently appeared in "Ad Genius Lee Tae Baek," will play Moo Myung, a monk.

In this action-comedy, the three women use their skills to save the country from danger. In the film, the bounty hunters become legendary because they never fail to catch their target. But the costumes the actresses wear in the film have also caused some comments,

Posters for the movie caused fans to question the accuracy of some of the actresses' revealing outfits and their modern eye makeup but representatives of the production company explained that since the film is a fusion saeguk, such details don't have to be that accurate. It's much more important that the audiences enjoy the film and have fun watching it.

Netizens agreed that the movie, which will air in May, sounds like good "popcorn" fun.

[News] "All About My Love Life" Love and Politics? How This Story Could Improve.

"All About My Love Life" Love and Politics? How This Story Could Improve

[News] "All About My Love Life" Love and Politics? How This Story Could Improve.
Cr. - KDramaStars

SBS "All About My Love Life" is very similar to "Protect the Boss" but will it become just as popular? More fantasy?

Politicians and Love, are these things that are very hard to co-exist in a comical drama?

The 2nd episode of "All About My Love Life" received a viewing rate of 5.5%, which is a 1.9% decline from the first episode. MBC's "When a Man Falls in Love" received 11.4% while KBS's "IRIS 2" received 9.7%. SBS's "All About My Love Life" ranked last among Wednesday-Thursday dramas.

In "All About My Love Life", politicians do anything in their power to get ahead. They even meet at a bar surrounded by women to discuss their secret plans. This drama seems to feature certain corruptions in the society and the establishment of members in the official government.

Kim Soo Young (Shin Ha Kyun) is a member of the ruling party but criticizes his own party during a public debate. Even though he is an outsider who does not even participate in political decision making, he is constantly on the lookout for an opportunity. Kim Soo Young is portrayed as an awkward person who is basically an outcast.

The character No Min Young played by Lee Min Jung, is naïve and always righteous. Whenever she goes to an interview, she gets rejected 100% of the time. The jobs she barely scored were temporary ones and finally a seat in a conservative party with only two seats in the House.

Viewers seem to be having a hard time accepting a political figure who is an outcast in the society. They also have a bit of a hard time accepting Lee Min Jung's character, No Min Young, who yells out justice at the end of her every sentence. It doesn't seem realistic since No Min Young seems neither liberal nor conservative but demands only justice, making her character hard to relate.

Or maybe the bigger problem at hand is that the viewers are having a hard time watching a drama that is filled with corruptions and problems as our actual society is. In a tough economy as the one we're experiencing now, people may just simply want a fantasy-romantic-comedy. By seeing that "When a Man Falls in Love" is drawing attention from the viewers, people still prefer to see fantasy in a drama rather than a mirror image of the reality.

As the story develops more, we will find out whether this story will take a turn for the better.

[News] "When A Man Loves” rules Prime Time viewer chart.

Actress Shin Se-kyung (left) and actor Song Seung-heon (right) on the poster of `When A Man Loves” [MBC]
Actress Shin Se-kyung (left) and actor Song Seung-heon (right) on the poster of "When A Man Loves” [MBC]

[News] "When A Man Loves” rules Prime Time viewer chart.
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MBC drama “When A Man Loves” is at the top the TV chart drawing in an average viewership of 10.5 percent according to statistics from TNmS [Total National Multimedia Statistic] Friday.

“When A Man Loves” grabbed the biggest number of viewers with an average of 10.5 percent ratings during the period of April 10 and 11.
The new MBC drama is on the air in the time slot which formerly belonged to “7th Grade“. TNmS found the drama was mainly watched by women in fifties.
The viewer rate of the fourth episode of “When A Man Loves” recorded 2.3 percent higher than episode three which overtook the KBS2 drama “IRIS 2” with the average rating of 5.65%.
As the hit SBS series “That Winter, the Wind Blows” closed its curtains with a happy end on April 3, the viewer chart has shown notable changes with “When A Man Loves” taking the empty time slot on the Wednesday and Thursday TV chart.
The follow-up to the SBS melodrama “That Winter, the Wind Blows” the channel's latest series “All about My Romance” landed at third place on the chart an average of 5.5 percent ratings.


[News] Go Hyun-jung in "The Queen's Classroom".

[News] Go Hyun-jung in "The Queen's Classroom".
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Actress Go Hyun-jung is starring in the upcoming MBC drama "The Queen's Classroom".

According to her agency, Go Hyun-jung takes on the role of a devlish teacher Ma Yeo-jin. This drama is about the yearly struggle of teachers and students.

Apparently she was attracted to the new character of a teacher which she had never experienced before. She also anticipated working with many children.

Her agency claims, "This drama should reflect on the many problems we have in today's education policies and the problems these children face".

Meanwhile, "The Queen's Classroom" will be aired in June after "When A Man's in Love".

[News] "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers" Kim Hyun-joo.

[News] "Cruel Palace - War of Flowers" Kim Hyun-joo.
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Kim Hyun-joo confessed that she's really happy because of Yam-jeon.

The JTBC weekend drama had a previewing event in North Jeolla Buan.

Kim Hyun-joo said, "I am happy these days to be in the drama. I am having fun and the response is good too. The process of creating something better with the cast and staff is great".

"The part where Yam-jeon goes into the palace was interesting. The way she is so bold and undefeated in front of the court ladies is fun".

"I like the way Nam-hyeok's (Jun Tae-soo) romance gives me the mellow feeling. It was sad though. It is useful to think about it when I need to make myself weaker for a different scene".

"Cruel Palace - War of Flowers" is a drama about the king's women who fight for power and authority within the palace. It can be seen every Saturday and Sunday at 8:45PM.

[News] Lee Jun Ki May Sign On To “Inspiring Generation.”

[News] Lee Jun Ki May Sign On To “Inspiring Generation.”
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Actor Lee Jun Ki is considering a new role. He is in talks to star in the drama, "Inspiring Generation," which that takes place in Shanghai, China in the 1930s. It's a story of love, heroism and patriotism.

The action-packed drama is based on Bang Hak Gil's comic, "Inspiring Generation."

Lee Jun Ki would play the hero, a seemingly ordinary guy, who is secretly an amazing fighter. The KBS drama would be broadcast later in the year.

Lee Jun Ki's last role was in "Arang the Magistrate." In "Arang and the Magistrate," he played Kim Eun Oh, a nobleman who can see spirits but is annoyed when they pester him and ask him for favors. Although ratings for the drama were initially disappointing, the series ultimately managed to achieve a 12.8 percent rating. Even though the show's ratings were disappointing, Lee did enjoy acting in a historical drama.

He admits that he likes trying different kinds of roles, which is obvious from the variety of dramas he has appeared in.

"With each project, I try and change a little," he said.

His first major acting role came in the film, "The King and the Clown," when he played Gong Gil a homosexual clown. He was chosen for the role because of his ability to do handstands and his flower boy good looks. Although the role made him a star, he did not want to be defined by his looks. He was worked to change his flower boy image.

Next, he played the wealthy playboy, Seo Jung Woo, in the 2005 romantic comedy, "My Girl." His co-stars were Park Si Yeon, Lee Da Hae, and Lee Dong Wook. These two roles propelled his fame throughout Asia.

In 2008, he tried his hand at another period drama, "Iljimae," where he appeared as Iljimae, a Joseon era Robin Hood. His role as Lee Soo Hyun, an NIS agent with a violent temper in "Time Between Dog And Wolf" further boosted his popularity. He was such a popular Hallyu star, with such a large following of fans in Japan that he was appointed as a Korean tourism ambassador. In 2010 he enlisted in the army.

"Arang and the Magistrate" was his first role since leaving the army.

Last month the actor tweeted that he was bored by channel surfing and in response, his fans suggested he find a new drama. "Inspiring Generation" might be it.

[News] Networks Will Not Ban Park Shi Hoo—Yet.


[News] Networks Will Not Ban Park Shi Hoo—Yet.
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The decision by broadcast stations to ban Go Young Wook before he was sentenced had Park Shi Hoo's fans wondering: Are the stations going to ban the actor without waiting for a verdict?

This week, ex RooRa member and entertainer Go Young Wook was sentenced to five years of jail and 10 years of wearing an electronic ankle bracelet. He was sentenced for sexual assault and having sex with minors, including girls as young as 13. Prosecutors said that while he was being investigated for one assault, he molested another minor.

Broadcast stations KBS, SBS and MBC have said they will consider Park Shi Hoo's case differently, as no minors were involved. They will wait for the final verdict before taking any action.

In response to questions by media outlet Osen, MBC said that "When a celebrity has caused a disturbance, we decide on whether to ban that person or not, after there is a legal judgment."

In the case of Go Young Wook, since the issue involved minors, they made an exception and decided to ban him from appearing last year.

When asked about banning Park, KBS said "Since there is no decision, he is currently not a subject under broadcast regulations."

SBS also said it would wait for the verdict. "People who have received sentences that are problematic to the society cannot appear on broadcast. We decide depending on common sense."

Prosecutors are currently examining the evidence in the Park Shi Hoo case, which involves an accusation of rape from a starlet named only as "A." Park maintains his innocence and says relations with "A" were consensual.

The prosecution of this case has not cancelled the Japanese distribution of Park Shi Hoo's film, "Confession of Murder." The movie will be shown in June in Tokyo. The film's production company said that the release was decided because it has not been proven that Park is guilty. But plans of releasing the film in more theaters are on hold.

When the network statements were released, netizens expressed their frustration with how long it was taking for this case to be resolved. They also said, that even if Park is proven innocent, it will be difficult for him to revive his career. His name will always be associated with this scandal.

"Confession of Murder," which also stars Jeong Jae Yeong, is about a murderer who writes a biography once the statute of limitations has safely passed. The biography makes him a star.

[News] Super Junior Siwon’s Fancafe Donates to UNICEF for His Birthday.

Super Junior Siwon’s Fancafe Donates to UNICEF for His Birthday

[News] Super Junior Siwon’s Fancafe Donates to UNICEF for His Birthday. 
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What heart-warming news!

It has been belatedly reported that Super Junior member Siwon’s fancafe donated to UNICEF in honor of his birthday, which was on April 7. The fancafe called, “THESIWONEST,” decided this year to celebrate their favorite singer’s birthday by doing something special. The fancafe collected donations from fans from fourteen countries, which included, among many, Indonesia, Iran, Bolivia, Mexico, and Chile.

This isn’t the first time that “THESIWONEST” donated to a good cause. They quietly gave to the same charity that Siwon personally donated to last year. This year’s project was the first official project for the fancafe, however, in order to increase the scope of their donation.

Siwon and the fancafe’s special relationship with UNICEF started when Siwon was named a UNICEF envoy in July 2010.

Through “THESIWONEST” donation, forty children will be able to receive eighteen sets of school supplies and one manual drinking water pump. These supplies will be delivered to needy locations by UNICEF.

The fancafe personally delivered the plaque they received from UNICEF to Siwon on his birthday. At the thoughtful gift, Siwon exclaimed, “I’m so thankful. I can’t express it in words. You guys worked so hard.”

[News] Super Junior’s Siwon Shows Off B-Day Gift from Andy Lau.

[News] Super Junior’s Siwon Shows Off B-Day Gift from Andy Lau.  
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What a great birthday it was for Super Junior’s Siwon this year!

We reported earlier that Siwon’s fans donated to UNICEF in honor of his birthday, leaving Siwon to feel thankful and speechless. It seems that April 7 was a doubly awesome day for the singer as he was sent a birthday gift from the popular Hong Kong actor, Andy Lau.

Andy Lau and Siwon became close while they were filming the 2006 Hong Kong movie “A Battle of Wits” together. The two have maintained their friendship throughout the years and in 2010, Andy Lau invited Siwon to the premier of his movie, “Detective Dee.”

Most recently, Andy Lau sent Siwon his signed CD album, “Unforgettable”, and Siwon uploaded a picture of himself holding it up on his Weibo account, with the caption, “Teacher gave me this for my birthday. Aren’t you jealous?”

[News] Song Seung Hun Smugly Poses while Hugging Shin Se Kyung.

[News] Song Seung Hun Smugly Poses while Hugging Shin Se Kyung. 
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On April 11, Song Seung Hun revealed a photo on this twitter and commented, “When a man is happy because he won the first place!”

The revealed photo is from a filming set of MBC “When A Man Loves,” showing Song Seung Hun embracing Shin Se Kyung in his arms while signaling V for the camera. Shin Se Kyung looks rather uncomfortable and stiff with both her hands at her sides.

According to audience measurement system Nielson Korea, the third episode of “When A Man Loves” achieved 11.4% in ratings on April 10, becoming the most watched drama of the night. Song Seung Hun is expressing his joy in receiving such a good news through this picture on twitter.

Netizens commented, “Who is that woman in his arms? Shin Se Kyung? Chae Jung Ahn?” “He must be really happy,” and “‘When A Man Loves’ is so good! Congratulations!”

KBS “Iris 2” and SBS “All About My Romance,” both in the same time slot as ”When A Man Loves,” each reached 9.7% and 5.5% in ratings on the same night.

[News] Lee Byung Hun Wins Big at the ′Huading Awards′ in Hong Kong.

[News] Lee Byung Hun Wins Big at the ′Huading Awards′ in Hong Kong.
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Lee Byung Hun swept through China with his acting in G.I. Joe 2, cementing his status as one of the most popular actors in Asia.

On April 10, the actor attended the 9th Huading Awards held in Hong Kong, and won the Best Foreign Actor Award.

The ceremony awards actors chosen through an audience vote from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Macau and other countries in the Greater China area.

Lee Byung Hun and Han Ga In attended the ceremony this day and mingled with such top Chinese stars as Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Simon Yam, Tse Ting Fung, Fan Bing Bing and more.

After receiving the award, Lee Byung Hun said, "I want to thank my fans inside and outside of Korea for helping me get to where I am now. I especially want to thank my childhood hero and the best action star Jackie Chan."

He then received a big hug from Jackie Chan himself.

The actor appeared onstage again to award the Best Lead Actress Award, and as he handed the winner Fan Bing Bing her award, he taught her how to say "Be happy" in Korean and warmed the air.

Lee Byung Hun is currently meeting audiences around the world with his second Hollywood film G.I. Joe 2.