Something’s up when media outlets are reporting on UEE’s killer legs that were showcased in a recent episode of Birdie Buddy. Guys – we get it. She’s got the legs in town. We know you have nothing better to do but ogle at her legs. Stop writing about it.
*does some more squats*
Oh and Birdie Buddy got one of its highest ratings so far – 1.23% on AGB. Which is high by the way for a cable channel.
This is a hodgepodge post of a bunch of pictures – all of them stunning actresses, all of them wearing something fancy, something casual, something sexy.
Basically – a photo spamazz, instead of a news bit post.
First up? Jeon Ji Hyun – wearing a black sparkly dress that shows off her curves. Girl can look stunning with just simple makeup and a sleek bun. Honestly though – in some angles she reminds me of Zhang Ziyi in the sense that both have similar physiques, rock the sleek updos, and look great in form fitting, column dresses. No?
[EDIT: She gets called Gianna Jun in a Yahoo article showing off the fashion at Cannes. Hee. Why did I expect to see "Jeon Ji Hyun" in that article?]
Oh wow – I have seriously not done this for a while. And by “a while” I mean 5 days. That’s a long time…
Denali1975 beat me to it, but yes – I’m recapping Romance Town! And I have to say – can Wednesday come any sooner?! I’m so excited to be recapping this – I’m glad I listened to all of you.
Let us all spazz over Jung Gyu Woon together, yeah?!
But on to the news…
Above is the official poster for Ripley, featuring Lee Da Hae, Micky Yoochun, Kim Seung Woo, and Kang Hye Jung. Sick, no? But I think it’s quite interesting and definitely shows off the darker tone this drama will take. If only everyone else would stop smiling; only Lee Da Hae seems to be selling the whole “dark, twisted melodrama” feel.
Sigh* Sign – best drama crack for me this past two months. It unexpectedly won over me, and finally I saw the last two episodes. But never fear! Jung Gyu Woonwill now star in the drama Maids alongside Sung Yuri (“for sure, for sure” now) and honestly, I can’t say that I’m happy. I mean, I’m happy (Jung Gyu Woon on TV!) but I’m not (with Sung Yuri…). The drama will air after Thorn Birds starting May 11.
Waha! The duet! Lady Gaga and Maria Aragon finally had their duet on the Toronto stage the past weekend. I think it’s awesome that they sang “Born This Way” together – and cute that Maria sat on Lady Gaga’s lap. A little weird that she sat on underwear-clad Lady Gaga though.
Lee Jun Ki completed his five-week training for the military and was assigned to the Public Relations unit. With his talent, he will be working on the promotional side of the military, participating in television and radio shows for the military to boost their morale. If I’m not mistaken, I think Gong Yoo did something similar to this too during his stint in the army.
It must be really big news if so many sites are reporting this:
Rain and Jeon Ji Hyun are rumored to be dating after a news source reported about it with pictures. Netizens are also talking up a storm with suggestions that the two of them may be wearing “couple accessories.” While Rain’s agency has denied the rumors, Jeon’s agency is less sure. So are they? or aren’t they? Either way – I still think it’s weird Jeon would reject Runaway and co-star with Rain. It’s too funny and weird.
Jeon Ji Hyun rejected the opportunity to star alongside Rain in his comeback drama Runaway. Now it seems to be confirmed that Lee Na Young will take her place, but no confirmation on that yet. I can only laugh – I don’t particularly see Rain and Jeon as a good match anyways. I also wonder why Jeon rejected this opportunity – was it because of the script? Or the co-star? Or is she concentrating once again on Hollywood? Heh.
Jang Geun Suk‘s partner to promote Samsung’s new mp3 player has been chosen! And it will be Hyorin from the girl group SISTAR. As mentioned before, the partner was chosen from an online poll and will sing and star in a MV with him.
Rainie Yang and Wu Zun are starring in a new drama together! (Oh lordy how my heart flutters.) The drama is called Sunshine Girl and starts its shoot in May. They’ve met before but never worked together. But Wu Zun’s handsome looks sure left an impression on Rainie! I’m excited because 1) it’s Wu Zun, and 2) it’s WU! ZUN! I admit Rainie has annoyed me as of late… but if she can tone down her acting and play a lead who’s more sensible than perky-bordering-on-ridiculous, then I’ll be on board. The title doesn’t offer me any consolation on that point though…
There’s a sudden influx of Korean stars entering the Chinese market, when they used to go towards Japan. Han Ji Hye, Song Hye Gyo, Jeon Ji Hyun, and Jang Hyuk are all filming in Chinese productions.
The reason for this is likely because of a saturation in the Japanese market for Korean stars. Many of the earlier Hallyu stars like Bae Yong Joon, Park Yong Ha, Choi Ji Woo, and later ones like Jang Dong Gun, Lee Min Ho have taken up Japan’s attentions that it is harder for the newer and later stars to make a strong impact on Japanese entertainment. Fan meeting statistics are also not always reliable – though media reports say “thousands” came, only hundreds would show up. It doesn’t help if the Korean celebrity has an attitude either (actually, it doesn’t help any celebrity).
China is a huge market in population and therefore more money can be made in doing fan meetings there (more cities to go to) and in making commercials (more viewership – more money). While Korean celebrities’ popularity is also rapidly rising in China, it helps too that Taiwan is slowly acquiring more Korean dramas. Through Taiwan, China has more readily accepted popular Japanese and Korean programs thanks to similar cultural backgrounds. Taiwan is also known for greater transparency in making deals, so it is easier for the stars to solve their payment and copyright issues through them.
Either way, it’s a huge market to tap into, and many more celebrities are learning Chinese for it.
I don’t know how to feel about it – while it’s good for the Korean stars to branch out and expand their popularity (either by going to Japan or trying to break into Hollywood), it sometimes does feel like Korean celebrities are “taking over the world” in the sense that they’re everywhere – whereas I wonder why more Japanese and Chinese stars don’ttry to break into the Korean entertainment industry.