Bits & Pieces in Korea Enews
February 2, 2008 by asiandramedies
- Jumong filed a libel suit against a lady reporter. Actor Song Il kook, 37, who played the title lead in Jumong filed a 2 billion (1.5 billion to the internet news service and 500 mil to the reporter) libel case against a freelance writer/contributor to a magazine catered for women. This reporter was the first to filed a case against the actor for pushing her while she was trying to have an ambush interview outside his home. She claimed that she sustained an injury that will take her six months to recover from. She also claimed that while she believes that he did not intentionally pushed her she is still demanding an apology from him. SIK vehemently denies the allegations and said he will absolutely follow up on the case since he did not do whatever she claimed he did. He also said that if ever he pushed her accidentally or otherwise, he will definitely apologized right there after it happened. He is planning to donate the money if he won the case to the Taean oil spill mess.
- Shin Dong Wook (War of Money, Soulmate) in a JDorama. Japan’s BS-I Channel got SDW to be a part of a popular TV Drama Series titled The Cell Phone Detective opposite local teen actress Aya Omasa. They started shooting last December and he needed to learn some Japanese language for he will be needing to deliver some lines on some of the scenes. This cute 25 yr old actor developed a fan base when he appeared in Soulmate and rose to popularity when War of Money aired last year and that paved the way for more Japanese fans when they started airing it in the Land of the Rising Sun. His episode will be aired on the last week of February.
- Jang Hyuk (Thank You, Windstruck) tying the knot in June. This actor will be a father this month, hence, the marriage…(just my two cents, dont shoot me). The 31 yr old actor met his fiancee in a fitness gym in 2002. He had made several dramas and couple of movies that paved way for his popularity but during its peak he was called in to do his military service. He made a successful comeback with the TV drama series entitled Thank You, which I enjoyed so much. His new drama series, The Robbers is currently on air right now opposite the charismatic Lee Da Hae.
- Screen Names History Revealed. A local korean program featured how some of the popular celebrities got their famous names. One of Korea’s biggest star Rain got his name from his former producer/mentor Park Jin Young. Everytime they are recording his songs, it was raining outside. So, he began to tease him and called him Rain. It stucked with him and the fans loved it. The Coffee Prince hottie star Gong Yoo who is the newest celebrity to do his 2 yr military duty got his screen name by combining the names of his parents and that inspired him to work doubly hard and stay out of trouble which he did. I pretty sure his parents are so proud of his achievements. SBS’s newest series The Robbers lead star Jang Hyuk got his screen name by borrowing it from his manager. The same with Fashion 70’s star Jo Jin Moo.