News Bits: 1/26/11 Edition

Baby news! Lots of baby news! Lee Young Ae is set to give birth in February to a baby girl. She’s also turning 40 on January 31. She hasn’t been seen out of her house lately, as she is almost due.  Sean and wife Jung Hye Young will also be welcoming their fourth child in August. Jung, who last appeared in Playful Kiss, is three months pregnant. And finally Ricky Kim (who appeared in ATHENA as Victor Sevchenko/Sasha, and in Jejoongwon) is expecting his first child with musical actress Ryu Seung Joo, whom he married in 2009.

  • Japanese film “Confessions” was on the shortlist for the Foreign Film Award in the Academy Awards, making it to the top ten candidates for nomination. Unfortunately, it was not nominated for the award. Instead, the nominated Foreign Films are “Biutiful” from Mexico, “Dogtooth” from Greece, “In a Better World” from Denmark, “Incendies” from Canada, and “Outside the Law” from Algeria. Those movies better be damn good to have not nominated “Confessions” or “Into the Fire.” Grr….
  • Jet Li is officially a Singaporean. The actor was formerly a US-China dual citizen but decided to settle down in Singapore. There is no word whether he gave up his other two citizenships. He decided to stay in Singapore because the education system stressed both English and Mandarin instruction. Another actress who became a Singaporean citizen (but back in 2008) is Gong Li.
  • Yoon Eun Hye was photographed in a school uniform for her upcoming film “My Black Minidress.” The photo was posted on Twitter through her agency (http://twitter.com/TheHouseCompany). The scene might have been a flashback scene, since the film is about four single women in their twenties.

source: kbs news, allkpop, asianfanatics, asiae

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