Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rain, Park JS to be Introduced on CNN

South Korean singer Rain and professional soccer player Park Ji-sung will be aired on a special program series by U.S. cable network CNN.

CNN will broadcast "Eye on South Korea" from Monday through Friday to highlight various aspects of the East Asian nation, including its ongoing efforts to overcome the global financial crisis.

Rain and Park will be introduced in the "Talk Asia" section, which will be aired to some 250 million households around the world.

Park's interview will be aired on Wednesday, while Rain's interview is on October 28th.


Kang In turns himself in for hit and run

Kang In had been arrested for violence and this time he hit a car and ran off only to turn himself in after 6 hours.

The star was drunk on the night of 15th and ran into a taxi driving his vehicle.

At the time, taxi driver who was 54 years old was in the car with 2 passengers but luckily no one was hurt.

After the hit and run, he went to a police station on his own in the morning.

He has the low alcohol level of 0.081% which is less than 0.116%, the limit of alcohol to be persecuted at the time. However, because he hit a car and ran off, he must face legal consequences.


Rain interviewed by CNN

Rain is on CNN with the soccer player Park Ji-sung for the CNN's special corner "Eye on South Korea" that is part of "Talk Asia".

Anna Coren, CNN anchor has visited Korea for this interview!

This interview is 40 minutes long on TV but the actual filming took 2 hours! They talked about Rain's success story as a singer, his Asia Tour, and "Ninja Assassin".

His Legend of Rainism concert's backstage has been filmed in a documentary style.

The interview will be showed this 21st and 28th.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

So Ji-sub in Japan for a new drama

A preview for a Japanese drama starring hallyu (Korean wave) star So Ji-sub will take place in Tokyo next week.

The show, "I am GHOST", will be featured on BEE TV, a mobile phone broadcaster, starting Oct. 20. The preview will be held at the Tokyo International Forum Hall in Yurakucho, Oct. 13.

So, 32, who plays heroine Mitsuki Tanimura, director Toshiro Sonoda and other staff members will give a full account of the filming process during the preview, according to Yonhap News.

"I am GHOST", BEE TV's first action drama, consists of 24 five-minute episodes.

The drama tells the Sad Love Story of a young girl (Mitsuki Tanimura) who contemplates suicide, and a wounded ghost (So Ji-sub).

So Ji-sub debuted as a model for a clothing company in 1995. Two year later, he made his television acting debut in the SBS drama "Models". He gained fame in 2004 when the KBS drama "Sorry, I Love You", co-starring actress Im Soo-jeong, became a smash hit.


Actor Bae Yong-joon to Have Medical Check

Top hallyu star Bae Yong-joon cut short his stay in Japan and returned home earlier than scheduled due to a sudden deterioration in his health, his agency BOF said.

Bae came home Friday, cancelling some events to meet with his fans. He was originally scheduled to stay there until Sunday.

His agency said the actor seemed to have overworked during his stay in Japan to promote his book "A Journey in Search of Korean Beauty" and the animated version of the mega-hit TV drama "Winter Sonata" he starred in.

Bae, diagnosed with a drop in his blood sugar level and blood pressure, was advised to relax for a while by doctors after his return. He has shown improvement after resting the past days, his agency said, adding he will undergo a medical checkup soon to see whether he needs to be hospitalized.

The 37-year-old actor shed more than 10 kilograms during his travels around the country for the compilation of essays on Korean culture and travel.

Bae fainted on Sept. 17 due to the same ailments he currently suffers from and was hospitalized for five days. He was then diagnosed to be in the early stage of sepsis.

He had been advised by doctors against visiting Japan but pressed ahead with the plan and had a large-scale promotional event in the Tokyo Dome at the end of last month.