Can I take a moment to say I just saw “Tangled” (the Disney movie) and it was AWESOMEEEEEE. It makes me love Zachary Levi even more – and helps alleviate the “Chuck”-withdrawal. Sigh* It makes me all wish I were a princess again, and that some guy out there will fall in love with me just for who I am. Plus, it’d be great if I had awesome hair to use as rope/whip/anything I need it to be.
*Slap cheeks* – back to reality.
Above is Gummy’snew music video for her single “Love Recipe.” The song is soulful with a nice beat, although her chorus part reminds me of Janet Jackson‘s “Doesn’t Really Matter” (the chorus part too). It’s not the same at all, but similar enough in beats to make me think of it. It features Gummy with a dog, and it’s almost like a love song to her dog – except at the end of it, the dog leaves her, and she steps on a puddle of water or pee. Kinda like a man – she loved him, he left, and she was left with his shit.
As if Taecyeon weren’t enough, Woo Young from 2PM and miss A’s Suzy will be joining the cast of Dream High as an overseas dancer and an aspiring singer respectively. Suzy is also the “prettiest girl” at school. Sigh* I don’t know how I feel about all these boy/girl idols going on to a drama. Just because they sing doesn’t mean they’re talented enough to act – especially since I feel that most girl/boy groups are “manufactured” nowadays, if you know what I mean. But miss A seems to be quite the hot band nowadays – I keep hearing about them.
Not to be outdone – U-Know Yunho is cast as Oh Yoon Jae, a special forces soldier for the National Maritime Police Academy in Poseidon, costarring Eric Mun. Tryin’ to prove he’s got more acting skills after his sad flop Heading to the Ground.
This thirty-minute drama or so is easy to watch, since all you have to do is go to its official site and watch it in Chinese, Korean, or English.
There’s not much substance in this light drama, except for its big name stars and pretty cinematography. (It’s sooooo pretty – almost Dr. Champ pretty.) I think I was kind of expecting more, especially since the drama was slammed for having such high production costs when other full-length dramas have to work on a smaller budget.
Haru is produced by the Korean National Tourism Organization to promote Korea for travel. It stars big name celebrities in one project, and most of them are famous in other Asian countries as well. You can check out the stills here and the trailer here.
The cinematography is so serene and beautiful that it’s funny how Park Shi Hoo and Han Chae Young‘s parts seem to conflict with it the most. You get to see Lee Da Hae and Kim Bum stare wistfully out the windows of a speeding train. (Is Kim Bum the quintessential young boy for every older Korean actress? Because though his pairing with Lee Da Hae is a little weird, it’s not inconceivable and they look good together.) Park Shi Hoo is the epitome of a perfect man (and no, that’s not my own bias talking), while Han Chae Young is the hot girl who runs better than you. Then the two of them go all “Kill Bill” on us. Big Bang is the only one that acts its age, while Yunho delivers the funniest and most random (for me) performance by running away from a rocket missile.
The trailer ends with the implication that what you’ve just seen is all part of a movie or a drama. (Yunho’s character is an actor, but since his back is turned to us, it can really mean anyone.) That would be funny and a little meta: Korea is promoting itself through its most famous media form, the Korean Drama.
Ariel Lin revealed to the press that she’s dating someone. Now that’s something you don’t admit everyday. She won’t reveal his identity but only says that he is a “big help to her acting and singing career.” Money on the manager? Anyone?
She was actually attending a press conference for Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center, of which she is an ambassador.
Fashion designer Andre Kim passed away after succumbing to colon cancer and pneumonia. He’s the one who designed the crazy evening and wedding gowns. No matter how “ridiculous” it may have looked, he was internationally known and stars filled his runways as they modeled his clothing.
He is succeeded by his 30-year old adopted son.
His wake was well attended by plenty of stars, including Kim Bum, Jeon Do Yeon, Kim Hee Sun, Choi Ji Woo, Choi Si Won, and Won Bin.
Head on after the jump to check out some of his previous shows with stars.
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho has released their first posters! They’ve already commenced their filming, and updates can be seen through Lee Seung Gi‘s Twitter account (twitter.com/chadaewoong). The account username belongs to Lee’s character in the drama. The posters are amazing. The first one shows them being quite slick – and I love the whole 1930s-feel to their costumes. But the second photo shows them in more of their every day interaction, and if Lee really snagged a girl who looked like Shin Min Ah, I’d be congratulating him too – even if she were a gumiho!
Anyways – I’m super glad it’s Shin Min Ah – she’s so much more suited for the role.
I watched the first two episodes because it looked interesting on DramaFever. And, I wanted to watch something with action and mystery in it.
I don’t know what to say. It definitely has action plus interesting backstory plus some intrigue. I find the moments with the one English-speaking subordinate talking to everyone in English, and understanding everything in Korean, kind of funny. Song Il Gook‘s English is really good – so good I sometimes wonder if it’s dubbed. And so is Han Go Eun‘s. I never liked Han Chae Young too much – I thought she was just all pretty face, and I admit not to have seen Delightful Girl Chun Hyang (don’t kill me!).