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Shin Dong-wook joins Pick the Stars

Finally, Shin Dong-wook returns in another drama role. He’s just been tapped to join the SBS weekend series Pick the Stars [별을 따다줘], which has already cast leads Kim Ji-hoon as a rich lawyer and Choi Jung-won as a woman who has to fend for herself after her parents die.
It’s been a long while since he was on television: I loved him in 2006’s Soulmate and was eager to see him keep working, but after 2006’s Cloud Stairs and 2007’s War of Money, he hasn’t been very active, aside from hosting cable variety program Tracking Your Ex-boyfriend.
In Pick the Stars, Shin Dong-wook will play Kim Ji-hoon’s brother as a man with painful memories of his youth. He’s described as “warm and perfect, but also with a timid and innocent side to his character.” That’ll contrast pretty strongly with the smooth player he played in Soulmate and the private loan shark he portrayed in War of Money, as well as Kim Ji-hoon’s character, who is described as a cold man who doesn’t believe in love.



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Itaewon Murder Case – film preview screening

Full support for Cha Bong Gun!!!

The official website for Heading to the Ground put an announcement at approximately 7:00 PM that they will be filming with Yunho at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. They announcement also stated that anyone can stop by for the shooting in the stadium and by 8:00 PM more than 4000 fans were in the stands. At around 8:30 PM Yunho arrived and the fans were going crazy. Yunho thanked everyone for coming and also said because all of you are now a part of the Heading to the Ground cast, we will need your cooperation. The fans were asked to cheer and yell out “Cha Bong Gun,” which is the name of Yunho’s character. They were also asked to hold up various signs given by the staff. All in all it went very smoothly and everyone seemed to be happy with the shooting.

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SBS’ “You’re Beautiful” Band

Hong Ki of FT Island, Jang Geun Seok, Yonghwa of CN Blue and Park Shin Hye…………..

Lee Dong Wook to enter the army!




Won Bin returns to the entertainment industry with a bang

After Korean actor, Won Bin, recently completed his 2-year national service to the Korean military, he picked up his first project as a mentally-challenged son in the movie Mother. The movie opened big with a box office record when it was first released in Korea. It was also sent to represent Korea in the Oscar’s under the Best Foreign Film category.

Mother tells the story of a determined mother (Kim Hye-Ja) who painstakingly searches for the real offender that instigated her mentally-challenged son (Won Bin) to commit a criminal offence. Known for her acting prowess, the film was brought to greater heights with Kim Hye-Ja’s moving depiction of a loving mother.

The film’s opening was dampened with devastating news of the ex-president’s suicide, and casted a cloud of gloom over the people as the nation mourned the passing of a respected leader. Nonetheless, Mother triumphed against its Hollywood contenders, Terminator Salvation and the Tom Hanks vehicle Angels and Demons to clinch the top spot at the box office.

Mother also beat Thirst, which represented the country in the Cannes Film Festival and the highly acclaimed and controversial A Frozen Flower, to Korea’s entry for the Best Foreign Film award at the Oscars.

Judges of the panel revealed that it was important for the film to strike a chord and leave an impressionable note in the minds of the American judges. Mother was not only chosen for its stellar acting and storyline, but also because it was directed by the reputable Bong Jun-Ho, best known for his previous smash hit, The Host.

source:yahoo news,asianfanatics