Friday, May 30, 2008

Kim Hee-seon, 4 weeks pregnant, 'A mom in December'

'Seven months after marriage'

Actress Kim Hee-seon is four weeks pregnant.

Kim Hee-seon, who verified her pregnancy with an obstetrician, will be a mother in December or January.

On her mini homepage, there are messages congratulating her.

A representative has said in an interview, "Kim Hee-seon is four weeks pregnant and will be focusing on that for a while".

Because of this, Kim Hee-seon's comeback set for this year will be put off in the future.

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Song Hye-kyo Stars in John Woo Film

Actress Song Hye-kyo has been cast in John Woo's next film starring Chen Chang.

At the "1949" press conference held in Hotel Majestic this 20th during the International Cannes Festival, Song arrived accompanied by director Woo and producer Terrance Chang.

"1949" is a movie set in 1949 and it is about a heart-wrenching love story that takes place amidst the civil unrest in China between Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) and the Communist Party. Chen Chang and Song are its main characters.

"Out of all my movies, this one focuses most on humanity," said Woo. "It will portray true love."

Song said she received a casting call for the movie at the beginning of this year. "The script was compelling and I'm thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with director Woo," she added.

Woo is in the middle of post-production for "Red Cliff," which is a movie set for summer release about the greatest battle in the Three Kingdom's period. Chen Chang also starred in this movie.

source: KBS Global

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Look gentle but are really taekwondo black belt holders?

There are many stars who have various talents, and there are many black-belt holders in the entertainment industry.

Kim Ok-bin is a second degree.

Also, Eric Moon and Son Seong-hee, Dong Bang Shin Ki's Xiah Junsu and Yunho, Hyeon Bin and Ko Soo, even Seo Tai-ji are second degrees.

Won Bin is also a third degree.

Female stars
Hwang Bo and Kim Hye-soo are third degrees. Isn't it a little unexpected?

Jang Woo-hyuk, Im Chang-jeong, Kim Bo-seong, and
Jo In-Seong are third degrees, and Shin Hye-sung and Choi Ji-won are fourth degrees, and anyone can acknowledge their skill.

Tiger JK has a fifth degree, and Lee Dong-joon-I, the middle-aged actor in "Ah Hyeon Dong's Madam", is a seventh degree.

A seventh degree is almost professional level, and it is unexpected that such gentle-looking actors are black belt holders.

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Rain in Dance Battle on "The Colbert Report"

Singer and actor Rain finally met the popular U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert, the same man who lampooned him on national TV.

Rain was in L.A. for the premiere of his Hollywood debut in "Speed Racer," and on the night of the 5th, he showed off his dance skills on the nationwide TV program, "The Colbert Report." The program had been pre-recorded on the 28th at the New York City studio for cable TV's "Comedy Central" channel.

"The Colbert Report" is one of the most popular comedy shows in the U.S. and its guests include entertainers and athletes as well as political figures such as Hillary Clinton.

Rain's agency, J. Tune Entertainment, announced that after the recording of the show, "Colbert became a great fan of Rain's. He even went to the Tribeca Film Festival in New York to watch Rain's performance in 'Speed Racer.'" The agency also reported Colbert as having said, "Rain's scenes in 'Speed Racer' were incredibly thrilling."

source: KBS Global

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Name Mix-Up Dampens Rain's Hollywood Debut

Actor and musician Rain arrives at the premiere of 'Speed Racer'
at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California on Saturday.
The movie follows the adventures of
a young race car driver Speed (Emile Hirsch)
in his quest for glory in his thunderous Mach 5. /AFP

Singer and actor Rain had an embarrassing moment at the premier of his Hollywood debut film "Speed Racer" at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday. The 26-year-old Korean superstar was introduced as Taejo Togokhan, the name of his character in the movie, instead of his real name Jung Ji-hoon, or his better-known stage name.

The premier drew reporters from around the world, come to see the latest work by directors Andy and Larry Wachowski, the creators of the worldwide blockbuster "The Matrix." Several Hollywood luminaries also turned out, including Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins and Jon Voight.

The first Wachowski movie in five years, "Speed Racer" is based on a Japanese animation called "Mach GoGoGo" about aspiring young car racers. Anticipation is building among movie lovers eager to see how the innovative directors, known for the revolutionary visual style they pioneered with the "Matrix" series, will use the latest computer technology to tell the tale.

Rain's name mix-up wasn't limited to just the announcements -- he was also listed as "actor Taejo Togokhan" in the caption of a photograph of him with costar Susan Sarandon. The mistake would be like writing Sarandon's name as "Mom Racer."

The publicists managed to get the name of Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada, who also appears in the movie, printed correctly. Having spotted the error, the foreign press corrected the Korean actor's name.

Meanwhile, Rain is set to tour to Asia, the U.S. and Europe to promote the film, kicking off with a stop here at home where the movie is slated to open on May 8.

source: Chosun

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