News Bits: 8/13/11 Edition

Well if we can’t get them in a drama together, a photo shoot works too! Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye pose pretty for Codes Combine’s Haiker 2011 Fall-Winter Line. Jang has been modeling for them since last year, but Park has recently teamed up with him.

OK – I need photos of them together stat!

  • Uh oh – Eric Mun‘s random joking tweets have gotten him in trouble. He exchanged tweets with a netizen about Christianity, and in the process made some insensitive remarks about religion (translation here). The netizen had asked him to refrain from making Christian references and quoted a venerable monk, Beop Jung (who’s Buddhist by the way). Eric replied in an insensitive manner about the quote, and then later found out that Beop Jung never made such a statement. Eric had thus insulted a monk and now came off as insensitive towards Christianity. He apologized for his tweets, and has now said that he will stop tweeting for a while. I personally think it’s the netizen’s fault – first, Eric should be allowed to say whatever he wants in his own free space. You could say that he has a social responsibility to be careful about what he says – especially with a public Twitter account – but no person can be responsible and PC 24 hours a day. And it’s Eric; we know that from his previous tweets that he infuses his personal life into it a bit too. Second, that netizen misquoted a respected Buddhist monk and in a way caused Eric to make that mistake. Not everyone is going to know what every respected leader says; I don’t know everything Pope Benedict says, so if you tell me he made a comment about wishing to go to hell in place of the poor souls Jesus sent there, then I’d believe you. Of all things, the Buddhists who’ve read Eric Mun’s tweets are the most understanding, while a group of Christians are the least. Hah. The irony of religion and “love and forgive thy neighbor” ideology.
  • Han Ji Hye will be starring in an SBS 2-episode drama special called “Dangerous Gift.” She costars with Kim Dong Wook (Coffee Prince, Dandelion Family) as a visually impaired teacher. It will air in September.
  • On August 16, get ready for a new song from Rain! It’s a song he composed himself and made to commemorate his upcoming Korean concert tour. Translated, the song title is “Girl of Busan.” Fitting, since his tour began today at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center.
  • No longer in Poseidon, Kim Kang Woo will star in a Japanese movie, “Sotogoto Keisatsu.” He plays a Korean agent in this film about a team from a “top secret agency that fights against terrorists.” The film is based on a 6-part TV miniseries of the same name. After that, he plunges into another film – a Korean one titled “Taste of Money.”
  • Speaking of Poseidon, Han Jung Soo (the awesome Prosecutor Yoon in Prosecutor Princess) has joined the cast as a “witty” sergeant in charge of the Special Investigations Team. Witty eh? I’ve only seen him play stoic and serious characters, so this should be interesting. By the way – his casting makes me a mite more curious about Poseidon. But he’s not the main character so…
  • CNNGo wrote up an article a while back about the top 9 ‘It’ Stars of Korea. I just discovered it, but found it quite interesting. All of these stars got their break in the past year (2010-2011). Who else would you add to this list? I’d like to add Jung Il Woo and Lee Hyun Jin (currently of Heartstrings).

Song Joong Ki

Yoo In Na

– Yoo Seung Ho

Han Sun Hwa (Secret)

– Kim Soo Hyun

– Lee Jang Woo (Eunjung’s “husband” in We Got Married)

– Yoo Ah In


– Hwang Gwang Hee (ZE:A)


source: allkpop, shinhwa biz, newsen, dramabeans, asiae, cnngo


One thought on “News Bits: 8/13/11 Edition

  1. Thanks for sharing the transcript of Eric’s statement. Very moving and mature. I wasn’t aware that he was a passionate Christian and I will def pray for him.
    SMW has become such a mess and I smell something fishy going on.

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