That’s the plot of the new CF for LG Dios smart refrigerator, starring new spokespeople Jung Woo Sung and Kim Tae Hee. OK, maybe not really – but Jung is trying to seduce Kim, and she’s rejecting him ’cause he’s taken she likes the fridge better. CF below!
Wonder Girls have pretty much disappeared from my mind; if they came out with a new single, I don’t think I was very interested in it. Their activities in the US have certainly made them stray far from the K-pop scene in Korea, and yet their photo spread in Teen Vogue labels them as “queen bees” of K-pop. It’s all marketing, I tell ya.
I think it’s the make-up, but it’s sad to see how much these girls have aged – they look far older than I think they should be.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not (although I’m not sure how you can’t notice,) but there’s been a crazy short hair phenomenon that I’m not sure is the trend for 2011 dramas or what.
The whole Short Hair Wave is not new – celebs have all been turning to short hair for that new “fresh” look because it’s the easiest way to have a makeover without plastic surgery. Har har. But lately, I’ve noticed that a lot of Korean actresses have been sporting short hair for their roles. It’s not new, but it’s more apparent now that a lot of those pixie-haired actresses are in back-to-back dramas.
Taiwanese dramas have been going down in popularity. Not that I know for sure, but I can certainly say that my interest in them has decreased ever since I watched a few episodes of some series and couldn’t bother to continue. So…they’ve gone down in popularity for me.
However, an article noted that Taiwanese dramas in general get ratings in the low-single digits, like 2′s and 4′s. The last drama to make Taiwanese drama history was Fated to Love You, getting ratings in the mid-teens. So to remake that little television magic, a spin-off/sequel was discussed to bring back together the cast and crew of Fated. Unfortunately, due to schedule conflicts, Ethan Ruan and Chen Qiao En won’t be coming back.
Instead, they’ll be replaced with Rainie Yang and Joseph Chang.
Rain can’t seem to catch a break. When he tries to do a world tour – he ends up canceling concerts. When he is given a guaranteed hit of a drama – its ratings tank once Daemul hits the screens (although Daemul is suffering internally – so it’s not really “winning”). And then when he does have his acting career restarted – he’s hit with gambling accusations. A Korean American named Andrew Kim (who could just be in search of his fifteen minutes of fame) claims that he filed a lawsuit against Rain for $150,000 that the star never paid back. Apparently it was because of his gambling debt. Part of the accusations also includes the fact that Rain applied for a green card in the States to avoid military duty.
Rain’s agency J.Tune Entertainment (conveniently a company he started) vows to defend him at all cost against this slanderous statement. I don’t believe the gambling debt, but I’m more likely to believe the green card issue. Heh.
Kim Ah Joong (Accidental Couple, “200 Pounds Beauty”) will star oppositePark Shin Yang in the medical drama Heaven. She will play the clumsy Go Da Kyung, a newbie who conducts autopsies. So she’s a bumbling cop/doctor? Meant to be adorable, and also probably going to win the heart of the cold-hearted Park.
Who loves Wu Zun? I do! So I want to watch the new drama he has with Rainie Yang (Sunshine Angel) even though I’ve become more annoyed by Rainie through the years.
They filmed a scene where he was subjugated to the powerful hits of Rainie Yang. By the way – she’s a strong, tiny girl. She slapped him five to six times, going at it completely for the sake of realism, and caused his face to swell up. She also hit his chest really hard, causing him to bruise. Wow – Wu Zun, Workout Extraordinaire, got bruised easily. His character must have either really annoyed her, or must have really done something bad to her. Or – it could be that Wu Zun made a lot of bloopers with his lines.
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.
C.N. Blue will be hosting their first live concert ever on July 31st – a concert that is solely theirs. It will be held at the AX Hall in Seoul. And if you can’t wait until then, you can check them out in a new spread in Vogue Girl.
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…