One of the two women accused of blackmailing actor Lee Byung-hun heads to a court room at the Seoul Central District Court on Thursday. /Newsis
The Seoul Central District Court on Thursday gave two women accused of blackmailing actor Lee Byung-hun a two-year suspended sentence.The court said the two, identified as Lee Ji-yun (25) and Dahee (21), caused "serious harm" to Lee Byung-hun"s image as an actor by demanding W5 billion (US$1=W1,056) to stop them publishing a video clip that shows him making obscene remarks, and that they caused both psychological and financial damage to the actor. But the judge considered the fact that Lee said he forgave the women and that they had already served six months awaiting trial and showed signs of repentance. Unusually, the judge also said that Lee shared responsibility by behaving as he had.The women were initially sentenced to a year in jail but appealed.
Actress Lee Si Young might be returning to the small screen! Although she"s been a bit preoccupied with her passion for boxing, it looks like she"s at least looking for her next work on the side.
Her agency revealed on March 27, "Currently, Lee SI Young is reviewing her appearance in OCN"s "My Beautiful Bride,"" while OCN revealed, "We are in talks to cast Lee Si Young; nothing is confirmed."
Former child actress Nam Ji Hyun has signed an exclusive contract with the management agency Soop Entertainment, which is also the home of actors Gong Yoo and Gong Hyo Jin.
Nam Ji Hyun debuted in 2004 at the age of 10 in the drama “Say You Love Me.”
She is known for her roles in dramas such as “Angel Eyes” and “East of Eden,” and films including “Song of Dreams” and “Hwayi.” Her most recent role was in the highly successful KBS drama “What Happens to My Family?” for which she won the 2014 KBS Drama Award for “Best New Actress.”
Actor Ji Chang-wook greeted his fans by sharing one of his photos from his recent travel in Bali.
On March 27th, Ji Chang-wook has posted a photo of himself on his Instagram with a short caption.
After the completion of KBS" drama "Healer", Ji Chang-wook has been meeting his fans through his onstage performance in musical "The Days", various pictorials and overseas events.
Ji Chang-wook said about the photo on his Instagram, "I had such a blast in Bali... Hi :) #havingablast #BugMightGetIntoMouth".
He"d only posted a few things including a concert video of himself followed by an extra teaser clip for the group"s return with their second album "EXODUS".
His Instagram account is now nowhere to be found, leaving fans to wonder what led the idol the delete it. However, before he left though, he did share one last photo seen below and wrote, "EXODUS CALL ME BABY, See you on the official homepage."
Last week on “Superman Returns,” actor Uhm Tae Woong announced that he was going to construct a play set for his daughter Uhm Ji On. He also wanted to build a tent for her that would be see-through so that she could look up at the sky while she was playing in the summer.
Although Uhm Tae Woong only managed to get a small part of the framing done last week, on this week’s episode viewers will be able to see the finished project.
He not only gets the tent set up, he also decorates it with drawings and Korean letters so that she can both play and learn at the same time.
miss A’s Suzy revealed a B cut teaser for the group’s upcoming album without her agency knowing.
On March 26, she posted a photo onto her Instagram with the hashtags, “Not another jacket image but more (a play on the title track of the new album), Secret reveal. Agency doesn’t even know.”
In the image, Suzy makes a surprised expression as she poses by a bathtub in a pink skirt.
The singer also included the link to the teaser for the music video of “Only You,” in which a peeping tom checks out the girls as they lounge around or get ready at home.
The teaser for the first episode of KBS "Fluttering India" has been released showing what fans can anticipate on its first broadcast.
The five guys Kyuhyun, Jonghyun, Minho, Sunggyu and Suho departed to India while Changmin is left to be a correspondent in Korea. However, while the boys are enjoying their stay, Changmin exposes and describes each boys" unique characteristics which will surely make the show even more fun.
Find out what are these by watching below and don"t miss the first episode on April 1 at 9:30PM.
Undoubtedly an unforgettable day for Red Velvet!
The girls won their first ever music show trophy with latest hit song Ice Cream Cake. The girls were on the first place waiting list with Girl"s Day Minah in the latest episode of KBS Music Bank.
The girls were surprised when the result was announced, Joy burst into tears upon hearing the announcement and the members couldn"t hide their happiness.
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Actress Bae Doona received the best actress prize from the Asian Film Awards.
Saetbyeoldang Entertainment, Bae"s agency, said Friday that Bae received the acclaim at the film event held on March 25 in Macau for her acting in the Korean film "A Girl at My Door".
Along with Bae, other famed actresses such as Gong Li of "Coming Home" and Tang Wei of "The Golden Era" were nominated for the best actress section.
Bae said during her acceptance speech, "I"m grateful for grabbing this honor. I will keep working hard regardless of borders and locations".
Actor Kim Woo Bin, who can been seen from the recent film “Twenty,” shared some insights into his life as an actor in a interview.
While talking about “Twenty” with Ilgan Sports, Kim Woo Bin reflected on the early days of his acting career. “My acting in the first film I was in, “White Christmas,” it’s hard for even me to take,” he admits. “Honestly, it’s still awkward watching my own performances. Although I’ve heard more experienced actors say the same thing about their own work too.”
This week has been everything BUT boring in the K-Popverse. From huge comebacks lining up at the door to couple formations blowing people"s minds, K-Pop news has been pretty overwhelming these past couple of days.
Re-introducing an allkpop feature "Weekly Recap," where we aim to update those with busy schedules with some of the most interesting news pieces of the week in one article, featuring some side-commentary from me, an allkpop writer, but more importantly, a fellow K-Pop fan.
So, K-Pop fans. Let"s review all the craziness that has happened this week and digest the info together. Leggo.
Korean drama starting today 2015/03/27 in Korea: "Drama Special - Hair Day"
"Drama Special - Hair Day" (2015)Directed by Yoo Jong-seon
Written by Baek Eun-kyeongNetwork : KBSWith Ha Eun-seol, Choi Tae-hwan, Jang Seong-beom, Lee Han-wi, Yoon Ye-hee, Ji Dae-han,...2 episodes - Fri 21:30Part of the "Drama Special" seriesSynopsisA man who stresses over his receding hair gets a lucky break one day.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/03/27
Actress Han Ji-min is attending the ending party of SBS" Wednesday & Thursday drama, "Hyde, Jekyll and I", held in a restaurant in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeongpo-gu, Seoul.
Han Ji-min showed up at the party, dressed comfortably in a white shirt and a pair of jeans. She shows off her lovely appeals, taking advantage of her flawless skin and her signature sparkling eyes in the close-up photo.
Hyeon Bin, Han Ji-min, Seong Joon, "and Girl"s Day "Hyeri" starred in "Hyde, Jekyll and I", the triangle love story between a woman and the two different egos of one man. The drama has completed on March 26.
In the clip shown above, fellow Girl"s Day member Yura, f(x)"s Amber, and comedian Yoo Se Yoon can be seen asking Minah four-character/syllable questions. While Yura seems mostly concerned about Minah"s condition, Amber shows her close bond with Minah by affectionately saying, "You know my feelings, right?" and, "Little sister Bbang (bread) is the best."
Of course, Yoo Se Yoon came up with the most random questions. At the 0:25 mark, he even asks, "You got a man?"
Minah appears taken aback by Yoo Se Yoon"s question, as she laughs, "Ah... oppa, you"re driving me crazy." Eventually she composes herself and responds with an ambiguous answer, "What should I say?" expertly dodging the bullet, yet still leaving fans curious.
Minah"s full "4 Things Show" episode will broadcast on March 31. "Til then, stay tuned!
VIXX"s N attended "Shin Dong Yup"s Bachelor Party," an MBC Everyone program, and talked about the type of women he did not like encountering at a drinking spot.
Shin Dong Yup started off the conversation with, "Let"s talk about things you wish women wouldn"t do in drinking spots," and N responded, "Women think that if they do skinship, all men would like it, so they just touch you here and there," which immediately got a response from the other cast members who excitedly went, "Here and there?" "Where and where?" and, "Here and there, everywhere?"
"Maids" Kim Dong-wuk"s love towards Jeong Yoo-mi makes those eyes watching tearful.
On the March 27th episode of JTBC"s "Maids", Kim Chi-kwon (Kim Kap-soo) told Gook In-yeop (Jeong Yoo-mi), "My son will not be able to give up on you. Are you going to accept him if there"d be another chance". Gook In-yeop said, "It"s impossible. You must know it better than anyone else".
As Kim Chi-kwon heard the answer, he decided to make use of Gook In-yeop as a means in order to incite Moo-myeong to go violent. His plan was to kill Gook In-yeop and then make the death look like as if it were done by Lee Bang-won (Ahn Nae-sang).
Name: 남규리 / Nam Gyu Ri (Nam Kyu Ri)
Real name: 남미정 / Nam Mi Jeong (Nam Mi Jung)
Profession: Singer and actress
Birthplace: Gwangju, South Jeolla, South Korea
Star sign: Taurus
Blood type: O
Talent agency: EYAGI Entertainment
Haeundae Lovers (KBS2, 2012)
49 Days (SBS, 2011)
Life is Beautiful (SBS, 2010)
With miss A making their long awaited comeback in a few days, JYP’s official YouTube channel has released an album spoiler for their new album “Colors. ”
Featuring six songs, it is also revealed that Suzy wrote the lyrics for “Caught You” while Min wrote the lyrics “Stuck.”
Check out their music video teaser for “Only You.”
Added episode 3 captures for the Korean drama "Angry Mom" (2015)Directed by Choi Byeong-gilWritten by Park Jeong-soo-INetwork : MBCWith Kim Hee-seon, Ji Hyeon-woo, Kim Yoo-jeong, Lim Hyeong-joon, Go Soo-hee, Kim Ji-yeong,...16 episodes - Wed, Thu 22:00SynopsisA drama about a mother who goes to school for her children who suffer from school violence.Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2015/03/18