SISTAR"s Hyorin met up with renowned British tenor Paul Potts
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Distributor NEW tweeted on March 7, "Lead star of "One Chance" Paul Potts, who is receiving a lot of love in Korea, and SISTAR"s Hyorin"s meeting!... A proof shot from their magazine photo shoot!... Meet their collaborative pictorial on March 13," along with the BTS photo above.
As "Korea"s Beyonce", Hyorin has been fortunate enough to meet artists of all genres, including Stevie Wonder, Paris Hilton, and more, and got another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shoot a pictorial with Paul Potts for "The Celebrity" lifestyle magazine. The two artists conversed in English, looking genuinely happy to greet each other
Although the SBS drama “Man from the Stars” ended, the drama’s staff released a longer version of the epilogue that was broadcasted during the last episode. On March 4, the full version of the last episode’s epilogue was uploaded on the drama’s homepage. Due to the given time slot, “Man from the Stars” was unable to broadcast the full version of the epilogue. In the full version, Do Min Joon and Chan Song Yi were seen being affectionate towards each other as they began their newly married life. However, what caught the attention of the viewers was the beautiful house that the newlywed called home. Who did the house really belong to? In reality, the two story house belonged to actor Jo Hyung Gi.
Located in Korea’s Beverly Hills, the beautiful white, two-story house had a wide front lawn, with a gate surrounding the land
Lee Jong Suk’s agency updated the public about the actor’s health condition.
Although the actor was battling swine flu, it seems that he has made a full recovery. The actor’s agency commented, “Lee Jong Suk has made a healthy recovery and is handling his activities.” Currently, the actor is taking part in filming for his new SBS drama, “Doctor Stranger,” and was seen looking healthy and back to his normal self. A representative of the drama confirmed, “Lee Jong Suk’s energy has recovered. He is trying his best to film in his best condition. The actor has filmed his first scene on February 28 without any difficulties. We predict that he will be able to match the expectations of viewers.”
“Doctor Stranger” follows the story of a North Korean defector who is a genius doctor working in South Korea’s top hospital, but has a difficult time fitting in
Singer Lee Ki Chan has been cast in TV Chosun’s new drama, “Into the Flames.”
“Into the Flames” tells the story of individuals who contribute to the economic development of Korea after the war through their love, loyalty, and sacrifice. The story was inspired by the life of Park Tae Jun, now deceased, who was the honorary chairman of Posco.
Lee Ki Chan will be playing the role of Ahn Seung Joo, who helps Park Tae Hyung (played by Choi Soo Jong) run his steelworks and construction business and manage foreign capital investments. Ahn Seung Joo becomes an army interpreter and tries to prevent corruption but gets discharged after being set up. After leaving the army, he barely makes enough to survive working as a translator. However, he gets his second chance in life after he meets Park Tae Hyung and finds a serious problem in a Korean International Steel Association document
With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.
Key Plot Developments:
Min Joon Explains His View on Death
During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.
Min Joon’s First Family Dinner
Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family
Super Junior’s Donghae, 4Minute’s Nam Ji Hyun and FTISLAND’s Song Seung Hyun will appear in a new movie project, “Youth Project.”
The project is organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KCCA) and aims to cultivate creativity among youths. Five young and talented creators were selected and given production sponsorship in order for them to produce, present and commercialize their movies. The movie project will be made up of five episodes.
Film company, InventStone, which produced movies such as “I Love You,” “Grape Candy” and “Aging Family,” was picked to lead the project, with two other film companies, Samgeori Pictures and Little Boy Pictures joining in the planning and development of the project, making this a joint production by the three companies
Lee Min Jung
and Joo Sang Wook
left fans looking forward to the premiere of their MBC
drama "Cunning Single Lady
" this week with both hilarious and heart-wrenching still cuts.
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The still cuts show Na Ae Ra (Lee Min Jung) and Cha Jung Woo"s (Joo Sang Wook) characters holding their divorce paper in a romantic yet sorrowful scene filmed in Yangjaedong, Seoul in front of a family court. It looks like Cha Jung Woo tries to stop Na Ae Ra from filing for divorce in a last attempt to mend their relationship. Of course, there will also be some romantic comedy with Lee Min Jung hilariously running in a race in a parody of the matchmaking show "Couple".
A rep commented, "The heartbreaking story of why Joo Sang Wook and Lee Min Jung had no choice but to divorce will be unveiled
Official posters for the upcoming action thriller drama “Three Days” have been released.
On February 24, SBS released three new posters that made the drama look like a blockbuster film, further hyping up the public for the upcoming series.
One poster shows Han Tae Kyung’s (played by Park Yoochun) charisma as he is on duty to protect Lee Dong Hwi (played by Son Hyun Joo). The main poster shows Park Yoo Chun pointing a gun and the rest of the main cast including Park Ha Sun, Soh Yi Hyun, Yoon Jae Moon, Choi Won Young and Jang Hyun Sung.
Two different teaser clips have been revealed, which have immediately shot up on the real-time search chart after its release.
The production company commented, “The four posters portray the tension and thrill that the drama will bring
complained about Siwan
On the 23rd"s episode of MBC
"s "Section TV
", Lee Joon was asked about his friendship with ZE:A
"s Siwan. Siwan"s recent movie "The Attorney
" became one of the few movies in Korean history to garner 10,000,000 moviegoers, so the reporter asked if Lee Joon was jealous.
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He answered, "Of course I"m jealous. But the annoying thing about Siwan is that even though everything he"s in does really well, starting from the drama "The Moon that Embraces the Sun", he always says, "I didn"t do anything". It"s annoying.
He jokingly complained, "Even when he was filming "The Attorney", he worked really hard, and even lost weight for the torture scene. But again, before the movie was released, he said, "I don"t show up on the screen that much"
MBC’s upcoming drama Hotel King brought together the cast members for its script reading.
The PD and the cast members, including Lee Dong Wook, Lee Da Hae, 2AM’s Seulong and others got together for two rounds of script reading, which took place at MBC’s Dream Center in Ilsan and Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong in the middle of February.
Before the script reading took place, Kim Jin Min CP (chief producer) said, “We’re going to put our full trust in the staff and writer,” and Kim Dae Jin PD said, “I hope we can all enjoy our start. I’m going to do my best.”
Lee Dong Wook commented, “I will try to do well, instead of working hard,” while Lee Da Hae said, “I usually don’t get nervous, but I’m nervous here now. I think I can film comfortably thanks to my senior and junior actors
Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon may be the next nuna-dongsaeng (older woman-younger man) couple.
According to multiple broadcasting representatives on February 18, Uhm Jung Hwa and Park Seo Joon are set to appear in tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Witch’s Love” (working title), a remake of Taiwanese drama “My Queen” (“Queen of No Marriage”).
One representative revealed, “The two will be taking on lead roles in a nuna-dongsaeng romance. While they have not signed contracts yet, they should be appearing in the drama barring any unforeseen circumstances.”
Uhm Jung Hwa’s side stated, “Nothing has been finalized. We are positively considering the offer,” while Park Seo Joon’s side said, “It’s true that we received a casting proposal, but we are currently in the reviewing phase
Writer Kim Eun Sook, who has penned such hits such as “The Heirs,” “Gentleman’s Dignity,” and “Secret Garden,” has revealed the story line for her next drama.
Hwa and Dam Pictures, which will be in charge of producing Kim Eun Sook’s next project, announced on February 18 that the working title of the drama is “Descendants of the Sun.” Centering on people who work at disaster scenes, the story will follow how the leads will slowly open up to each other through sacrifice and consideration amid the desperate situations they encounter. According to the production company, this drama will be a human melodrama of a blockbuster level difficult to be found among Korean dramas.
“Descendants of the Sun” will be co-produced by Hwa and Dam Pictures and Baruson Entertainment
Jin Se Yeon is in talks to join Lee Jong Suk, Park Hae Jin
, and Kang Sora
on "Doctor Stranger"!
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The young rising actress"s reps told Star News on the 15th, "[Jin Se Yeon] recently received the casting offer for the role of Song Jae Hee on "Doctor Stranger" and reviewed the script... However, nothing has been decided yet... As Jin Se Yeon is currently immersed into filming her KBS 2TV drama "Generation of Youth", she has not discussed her following productions in detail yet."
If confirmed, Jin Se Yeon will play the role of Song Jae Hee who is the daughter of a Korean Chinese businessman and is a Chinese medicine and anesthesia expert
It has been reported that actor So Ji Sub personally invested in the British-French-American movie that stars world-famous actress Judi Dench, “Philomena”. Judi Dench is very well known for her role as “M” that appears in almost every James Bond movies. The movie is based on the novel “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee” written by journalist Martin Sixsmith. The movie also stars of Steve Coogan and it tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her son.
Apparently, So Ji Sub, along with his entertainment agency, invested over $51,000 in this movie.
After its screening at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, “Philomena” won several international awards including the People’s Choice Award Runner-Up Prize at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk’s “Miss Granny” will be the first Korean movie of 2014 to break through the 5 million audience barrier.
According to the Korean Film Council’s online movie ticket network, the total attendance for “Miss Granny” stood at 4.9 million as of February 7, only 18 days after being released on January 22. On February 7 itself, over 200,000 people caught the movie in theaters, meaning that it is highly likely that the movie will break the 5 million barrier on February 8.
“Miss Granny” is a comedy film about a 74-year-old granny, Oh Mal Soon (Na Moon Hee), who gets the chance to return to her twenty year old body. She changes her name to Oh Doo Ri (Shim Eun Kyung) and decides to make the most out of her youth
On February, actor Chun Jung Myung’s agency stated to a Korean news outlet, “Chun Jung Myung will be starring in ‘Ten Days Ago.’ He seems to have a deep attachment to the drama.”
The rep further explained, “We are currently waiting to begin filming. It overlaps with the filming of ‘Real Men,’ but he will do his best.”
OCN’s new drama with the working title “Ten Days Ago” portrays the story of a man who is forced to face crimes he committed in his past 10 days before his statute of limitations runs out. Kim Yong Kyun, who created “Like Fire Like Butterfly” and “The Webtoon,” is the director. Ahn Young Soo, who wrote “The Case of Itaewon Homicide,“ is in charge of the scenario.
Chun Jung Myung will be making his TV screen comeback in two years through his role in “Ten Days Ago
Kim Yoo Jung will star in a short film project titled, "ROOM 731
", a thesis project by a USC graduate Youngmin Kim.
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Her agency SidusHQ stated on the 7th, "Kim Yoo Jung will star in the American short film "ROOM 731" (Director Kim Young Min · YTK Production), and work with famous actors and staff."
"ROOM 731" is a horror-mystery short film described as "The Grudge meets Saw", telling the story of an amnesiac girl who wakes up in what seems to be an abandoned jail, and there she is haunted by spirits who want to torture her. Kim Yoo Jung will play the lead character Wei. Working on the film are names like Tim Kang, Diana Choi, Eddie Yang, and Vanessa Lee
Lee Hwi Kyung (Park Hae Jin), who went to Chun Song Yi’s (Jun Ji Hyun) movie filming set to support her, sees Yoo Se Mi (Yoo In Na), but pretends that he didn’t see her. Lee Jae Kyung (Shin Sung Rok), who is suspicious of Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun), plans to find Do Min Joon’s weakness. Do Min Joon suddenly disappears from the police station during his interrogation, and appears in front of Lee Jae Kyung full of rage…
Do Min Joon: My time is precious. I’ve never thought thought that the time I have left would be precious.
Do Min Joon: I don’t care if I lose everything I have if I’m able to gain more time to spend with her
With the number of films Ha Jung-woo has done, he’d be perfect to use as the basis for a Chungmuro-style “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, though as with anything Korean, Three Degrees would probably be more appropriate. Hot on the heels of news announcing potential project Assassination (with Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Jung-jae), he has now announced his second directorial feature, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant.
The film is based on a Chinese novel of the same name, written by Yu Hua, and tells the story of a man who sells blood to earn money. The original story was set in China from the 1950s through ’80s, while this adaptation will relocate to modern Korea. Ha Jung-woo’s directorial debut came in last year’s comedy Roller Coaster (aka Fasten Your Seatbelt), which starred Jung Kyung-ho
Several news agencies reported that actress Kim Soo Hyun (not to be confused with the “Dream High,” “Moon that Embraces the Sun,” “Man from the Stars” actor Kim Soo Hyun) has been cast for the Hollywood blockbuster film, “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (henceforth “Avengers 2“).
According to TV Report, Kim Soo Hyun will be joining the “Avengers 2″ cast. A particular source commented, “It is true that Kim Soo Hyun has been cast for ‘Avengers 2′ but it’ll be difficult to reveal anything further before there is an official announcement.”
This source continued, “On the contrary to the wide belief that this role is a villainous one, Kim Soo Hyun will be playing a doctor who assists Tony Starks (Robery Downey Jr