Lee Min Ho Chooses Another Film for Comeback

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Looks like Lee Min Ho isn’t returning to the small screen anytime soon. The actor, who’s pretty much got free rein to forever do commercials and movies if he’d like, is choosing a big-budget pan-Asian film called ‘Bounty Hunters’. Directed by Shin Tae Ra (or Terra Shin), who previously did ‘My Girlfriend is an Agent’ with Kang Ji Hwan, ‘Bounty Hunters’ will take place in Korea, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and other major Asian cities. With a blockbuster-sized budget, this film can do anything.

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Park Min Young and Lee Min Ho are a Couple

And another headline to rip through all news sources like crazy!

Park Min Young and Lee Min Ho have confirmed that they’re dating. The City Hunter costars met after shooting wrapped for some drinks, and then became a couple. They’ve been together for about a month now.

Dammit. Now I really need to chop-chop and start watching City Hunter.

Also, does this mean my wish of a Park Shi Hoo-Kim So Yeon and/or Park Shin Hye-Jang Geun Suk pairing can come true?

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News Bits: 6/13/11 Edition

Lee Byung Hoon’s younger sister Lee Eun Hee is getting married in November! The former Miss Korea and child actress is marrying her boyfriend of about 4 years. She used to be in the entertainment industry but took a backseat. Now she’s becoming more and more noticeable due to her brother’s fame, and works as a broadcaster now.

The date hasn’t been set yet, and her brother’s filming schedule will be taken into consideration (as he’s going to be in “G.I. Joe 2”).

I don’t think they look anything alike – in fact, she looks mixed!

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News Bits: 5/25/11 Edition

City Hunter is premiering today!! Are you tuning in? I’m not. HAHA. Well – after the salacious-standard-shower-scene (ooh! alliteration!), we shall see.

The photos even show off the wounds Lee Min Ho supposedly sustained during his training. I don’t think they’re real, although if they are, I’m impressed. It shows dedication, and a complete disregard of having the “perfect body” as an actor. I like my actors flawed in some way – makes them more human, yunno? But then again – movie make-up is a standard, and in Korea it’s probably easy to get plastic surgery fix up those scars…

I’m also sure that these photos were released to help amp up interest in the drama. It’s going to be battling a lot of other heavy hittersBest Love, which will most likely shoot up to #1 in ratings with the exit of 49 Days, and Romance Town, which has single digit ratings but has generated a lot of interest thanks to Sung Yuri‘s acting. So the question is, who do people want to see more? Sung Yuri, or Park Min Young? For me, it’s Sung Yuri. Not only am I already invested in the drama, but because I don’t like Park Min Young too much. She’s OK (from Sungkyunkwan Scandal), so I’m kind of “meh” towards her. As for Sung Yuri, I had not seen her in a drama before, so for me she’s like “fresh blood” to my eyes. I’m more willing to give her a chance.

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News Bits: 5/20/11 Edition

I have been so enveloped in Korea news that I forget about Taiwan and Japan sometimes…

So in apologies – I offer a juicy still of Jiro Wang and Gu Hye Sun from their new Taiwanese drama Absolute Boyfriend. After Wu Zun dropped out of the project, his fellow Fahrenheit member stepped in. Jiro Wang plays the perfect boyfriend out of a box. He falls on top of Gu – NAKED – in this scene. Jiro Wang wore only skin colored safety pants (HEE!) that he said looked like diapers. Gu commented that she would have had him wear more clothes if she were the director.

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City Hunter Press Conference

Pictures from the City Hunter press conference! It was held yesterday, and expectations are high for this new drama.

The story has been rewritten from the original manga to better reflect the current times in South Korea. They did give Lee Min Ho‘s character a sad backstory about his father dying while on a mission and him being taken under his father’s friends’ wings while in Thailand. (Explains the shoot in Thailand.)

But onto the pictures!

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News Bits: 5/18/11 Edition

Oh my God. Just when you thought it was over…

The fight between Seo Taiji and Lee Jia rages on. I was already ready to move on to drama world – and they create their own drama in the headlines. Grr. Lee Jia had withdrawn her previous lawsuit, but apparently without notice to Seo Taiji’s side, and now he’s filing a lawsuit of his own. Yeah, I know right? His side wants to sort out the issue now, and so they’re both dragging their asses back to court on May 23.

I guess the reasoning is also that since everything is out in the open, they might as well sort out their problems rather than sweeping it under the rug. There’s no way they can escape this scandal anymore, so they might as well battle it out. Besides, who knows? What if Lee Jia decides to raise hell again and submit another lawsuit? I can understand if that’s Seo’s reasoning, but honestly? Why so public?

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Goo Hara Makes Her Appearance in City Hunter

Goo Hara from the band KARA makes her appearance in the drama City Hunter as the president’s daughter – who still manages to live it up as a young girl by going clubbing and being rebellious. I’m positive she’s the cause for Park Min Young‘s presence at said club, and why Lee Min Ho gave Park that kiss on the lips (perhaps he’s hiding from someone? I would love it though if he were just a cad and wanted to snatch his opportunity).

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