News Bits: 7/15/11 Edition

HARRY POTTER HAS ARRIVED!

In the photo above you have Gregory Goyle (Josh Herdman), Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton), and Blaise Zabini (Louis Cordice).

SPOILER ALERT: This is a shot of the fight in the Room of Requirement. Zabini replaces Vincent Crabbe (Jamie Waylett) as the actor was sentenced to 120 hours of community service for drug possession. Waylett and Herdman have had their run ins with the law – let’s hope this whole “life imitating art” thing doesn’t last for very long. END SPOILER

I’m OK with the change in characters for particular scenes – especially because in this case, it’s a bit out of the producers’ and director’s control. Also – have I ever said how much I loved Draco in his all black suits? I mean, he looks FINE! But the whole holding hands thing? I actually kinda find it so weirdly funny.

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News Bits: 7/4/11 Edition

Happy July 4th! Hope you’re all having fun with barbecues or watching the fireworks!

Yoon Eun Hye went down to Taiwan for a photo shoot – looks like to promote a new cellphone – and tweeted some photos of her fellow model Ethan Ruan! The two of them brought out the charms with their V-signs and making faces.

Man, they just look so good together…

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News Bits: 6/21/11 Edition

I can always trust After School to give me that next song that I’ll get addicted to for a while. They did it with “Shampoo” and now UEE has released her solo track “쏙쏙쏙 (Sok Sok Sok).” It’s perfect for summer – light and airy, melodic beats, and the lyrics are about a girl who wishes to confess to a boy. I’ll put aside my cynical mature side for a moment to sigh and wish I could do that too like a dreamy, bright-eyed teenager! (‘Cause honestly, I’d never do that now – but as a teen? I probably would have.)

The song also features a rap by After School Boys’ member Jonghyun. It will be used in advertisements for the golf brand that UEE is a model for.

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News Bits: 6/17/11 Edition

Lee Seung Gi appeared in a Japanese show SMAPxSMAP, which is a variety show that features a cooking segment (where members of the group SMAP cook for the guests), a skits/performances segment, and a musical performance. He appeared in a skit and was praised for his natural acting – despite it all being in Japanese.

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News Bits: 2/17/11 Edition

Ahhhh! Too many dramas to catch up on!! And with Queen of Reversals on DramaFever, I really shouldn’t have an excuse to put it off any longer!! I cannot promise I will do any more recaps, but I promise a review. Honestly, the things that happen piss me off SO MUCH. It’s not bad writing (quite the contrary) or the bad acting (again, quite the contrary). It’s just, it’s so maddening but good and makes me feel too exhausted to do a rewatch so I can recap it.

Thank God for the long weekend.  And I sure as hell love my “dark horse” drama. On to the news bits!

Kim Sun Ah and Kim Joo Hyuk will star in the upcoming film “Fighting Spirit” (working title). She will play the wife of a pitcher named Yoon Doo Hoon, and supports her husband and two children. The film will start production in February and premiere next year.

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UEE and the Birdie Buddy Disaster

Poor UEE – after all the switcheroos and back-and-forth, Birdie Buddy has officially been dropped. It won’t air in December, or in March 2011. Instead, Queen of Reversals will be extended, and Chun Jung Myung’s possible upcoming sageuk The Duo will follow it. However, since it was produced by Group 8 and pre-sold to other countries, it may be broadcast in other places. This reminds me a bit of Tamra, except the drama was shortened in Tamra, and the longer, original version was made available via DVD.

But! She has After School to cheer her up!

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News Bits: 9/13/10 Edition

Aw man. Nothing against the girl, but Moon Geun Young has been cast opposite of Jang Geun Suk in the upcoming drama Mary Stayed Out All Night. She will play the girl caught in the middle between Jang’s musician character and a chaebol. I had heard rumors that she would be cast, but I was seriously hoping she wouldn’t be the one. Not that I was hoping for Park Shin Hye, but I hadn’t expected Moon.

Then again, it might be a good thing that she’s the “unexpected” pick (for me) because this is her opportunity to show her range. She’s mostly done melodramas for Korean dramas, so this is time for her to exercise whatever rom-com chops she’s got.

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News Bits: 7/20/10 Edition

Just in case you were wondering what comes after Orange Caramel (because I was), Pledis Entertainment stated that Kahi will release her solo album in late August to early September. She’s currently working on her voice lessons to makes sure she is ready. On top of that, After School is looking for a ninth member. They will be holding auditions for girls between the age of 10-26 (10?! really!? are there no child labor laws?!) from July 30th to August 26.

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News Bits: 7/6/10 Edition

*spazz*

ATHENA gets a broadcast date, and a broadcaster. It will premiere on SBS in November, and my goodness I can’t wait. Not only can I not wait for fall because summer’s a killer, but now I REALLY can’t wait for fall. Is my excitement just too much? 😛

Although one thing I don’t like about the poster is the colored background. It makes the drama seem a lot more campy than…it should be (?). Then again, you never know with cheesy posters – some can look so ridiculously bad that it may be good. cough*You’re Beautiful*cough. ah*Birdie Buddy*choo

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News Bits: 6/30/10 Edition

Life goes on…

This past weekend, Kim Ha Neul wrapped up her first solo fan meeting in Japan. She sang two songs, answered questions and told stories about her early days and experiences on the sets of some of her films and dramas, and handed out gifts to the fans. The event was well attended by many fans in their twenties and both male and female. (However, after news of Park Yong Ha‘s passing, she cancelled the rest of her plans in Japan for the week.)

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