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edited October 2009 in k-dramas & movies

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2008 news index (Jun-Dec) at page 223 » 2008 news index (Jan-May) at page 195

2007 news index at page 112 » 2006/2005 news index at page 1

10/5/05 – Yoon Da Hoon, Kang Sung Yun, Lee So Yun, and Bae Soo Bin (윤다훈, 강성연, 이소연, 배수빈) will costar in the weekend drama “Get Married (결혼합시다)” scheduled to be aired by MBC on 10/8 following the final episode of “Song in Praise of Love”. This family drama portrays the agony of a bunch of women who are at the age of getting married.

KSY plays the role Hong Na Young (홍나영) who is a 33-year-old spinster and is the division chief of a large-scale promotion company. YDH plays the character Jung Jae Won (정재원) who is the division chief of a car company and will marry Na Young. Lee So Yun’s last drama was “New Employee” and Bae Soo Bin performed in “God of Sea”.


10/4/05 – Cha In Pyo and Jo Jae Hyun (차인표, 조재현), who once collaborated in the movie “Mokpo, Gangster’s Paradise (목포는 항구다), will again costar in the movie “Korean Peninsula (한반도)”. Other costars include actor Ahn Sung Ki, Moon Sung Geun, Kang Shin Il, Kim Sang Joong (안성기, 문성근, 강신일, 김상중), and actress Kang Soo Yun (강수연). This large-scale blockbuster movie portrays the tense and discordant situation of crises in Korean Peninsula before unification The director is Kang Woo Suk (강우석) whose previous movies were “Slimido (실미도)” and “Another Public Enemy (공공의적2)”. The production cost is about 10 billion Won. The flming started on 10/1 at “Pajoo Art Service Studio (파주 아트서비스 스튜디오)”.


10/4/05 – Kim Song Hee (김송희, 21) will act in the 16-episode Monday-Tuesday drama “이 죽일 놈의 사랑” scheduled to be aired by KBS2 on 10/31. She plays the role Cha Yoo Na (차유나) who is the younger sister of Cha Eun Suk (차은석) played by Shin Min Ah. She has first love sentiment towards the role played by Bi. Before this drama, she did projects pertaining to, MP3 toolkit, and CF. She also acted in KBS Drama City. Currently, she is practicing dancing for the MTB musical show “Grease” scheduled in November.


10/4/05 – Go Doo Shim (고두심) is the KBS actress who earned the most in 2004. KBS national audit data reveals that GDS received payment in total of 373,210,000 Won that puts her at the first place of earnings among all actors and actresses performing in KBS programs aired in 2004. She participated in two dramas “More Beautiful than a Flower” and “You Are a Star”. Lee Duk Hwa (이덕화) took in 339,290,000 Won. He acted in two dramas “My Precious Child” and “Age of Warriors”. From the 3rd to the sixth places are Lee Eung Kyung (이응경, 291,050,000 Won), Shin Sung Woo (신성우, 290,150,000 Won), Baek Il Sup (백일섭, 265,770,000), and Kang Suk Woo (강석우, 240,670,000 Won).

Script writers Suh Young Myung (서영명) received payment for 450,200,000 Won from the drama “My Precious Child”, Yoo Dong Yoon (유동윤, 362,140,000 Won) from “Age of Warriors”, and Yang Geun Seung (양근승, 355,220,000 Won) from “Daechu Tree”.



TV Rating (9/26/05 – 10/2/05)

1. Tough Geum Soon Ah (MBC) -- 37.9%
2. Rosy Life (KBS2) -- 33.9%
3. Goodbye to Sadness (KBS2) -- 26.0%
4. Queen’s Condition (SBS) -- 22.0%
5. Lover in Prague (SBS) -- 21.5%
6. Good Sunday Show (SBS) -- 19.6%
7. Happy Together-Friends (KBS2) -- 19.2%
8. GAG Concert (KBS2) -- 19.2%
9. The Ballad of Suh Dong (SBS) -- 19.1%
10. VJ Commando (KBS2) -- 18.6%

List of updates

Page 1
10/5/05 – Yoon Da Hoon, Kang Sung Yun, Lee So Yun, and Bae Soo Bin will costar in the weekend drama "Get Married"
10/4/05 – Cha In Pyo and Jo Jae Hyun, who once collaborated in the movie "Mokpo, Gangster's Paradise", will again costar in the movie "Korean Peninsula"
10/4/05 – Kim Song Hee )21) will act in the 16-episode Monday-Tuesday drama "이 죽일 놈의 사랑" scheduled to be aired by KBS2 on 10/31.
10/4/05 – Go Doo Shim is the KBS actress who earned the most in 2004.
TV Rating (9/26/05 – 10/2/05)
Box office Top 10 (9/26/05 – 10/2/05)
Jang Nara invited to World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention as VIP
"April Snow" draws one million viewers in shortest period of time
"Jewel In The Palace" enthralls Chinese viewers
10.04.2005 - 'Mafia' Sequel Hits 5-Million Viewer Mark
October 6, 2005 PIFF aims high in its 10th year
2005.10.05 - Lee Byung-hun to set up fan club in Japan
'Duelist' invited to Frankfurt Book Fair (2005/10/02)
10.06.2005 - Pusan Int'l Film Festival Kicks Off
Korean Version of Hit "Love Actually" Features Six Couples In Love
The Opening of PIFF 2005
What Makes PIFF a Hit?
10 Reasons Behind the Rise of the Pusan International Film Festival

Page 2
10/6/05 PHOTOS - Celebrities attending the opening ceremony of "The 10th Pusan International Film Festival"
Lee Byung-heon to meet Tsumabuki Satoshi
Pusan Film Festival opens amid tight security
[PIFF] Stars Spice Up Pusan's Night
HyunBin-Lee YeonHee couple is behind the Kang DongWon- Lee ChungAh couple
OCTOBER 07, 2005 - In New MBC Drama, A Good Wife and Mother Marries a Braggart
All Eyes on Jeon Ji-hyun's Unfinished 'Daisy'
Pusan Meets the Stars
Oct.9, 2005 - Korean Wave Brings in Crowds at Pusan Film Fest
Open Talk: Lee Byung-hun and Tsumabuki Satoshi
[PIFF] Ethnic Korean Family at Ideological Divide
10/7/05 - According to TNS, the TV rating of MBC drama "Autumn Shower" fell to 3.3% on 10/6.
10/7/05 - Han Eun Jung and Soh Yoo Jin will be the lead actresses of the drama "Seoul 1945"
10/6/05 - Kim Min Sun to lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Young Jae's Golden Age (영재의 전성시대)"
TV Rating (10/3/05 – 10/9/05)
Oct 10, 2005 - "Married To The Mafia 2" tops box-office among comedy movies
Asia's sweethearts meet fans up close
Chow Yun-fat wants to work with 'Dae Jang Gum' star
Oct. 11, 2005 - "A Night With Daisy", a PR event with director Wai Keung Lau & cast

Page 3
2005 The Pusan Film Critics Award - Jo Seung Woo (Marathon) Best Actor & Kang Hye Jung (Rules of Dating) Best Actress)
10.10.2005 - From Metrosexual to Ubersexual
Classic Masculine Look Is Brought Back in Updated Form
Dennis O'Neil - not Just Daniel Henney Mark II
'Mafia' Sequel Is Nation's Top Comedy
Oct. 11 - S. Korean actress in Paris
Song Yun-ah to hold fan meeting in Japan
Korean Waves Stars Shine More Brightly in Japan
'Taejanggum' Animation to Debut
October 12, 2005 - Film festival celebrates ten years in Pusan with glamour and big plans
10/12/05 – "Cinema AZN (시네마 에이즌)" actively interviewing Korean Wave stars in The 10th PIFF
Box office Top 10 (10/3/05 – 10/9/05)
October 13, 2005 - Star-studded 'Sad Movie' not so sad
10.13.2005 - Memories of PIFF 2005
Box Office in Seoul (Oct. 7 ~ Oct. 13, 2005)
2005/10/14 - 10th Pusan International Film Festival closes
PIFF Ends on High Note
'Grain in Ear' Wins Top Prize at Pusan Festival
Asian stars to attend Louis Vuitton reopening in Hawaii
Yoon Do-hyun and MC Mong introduced at Tokyo Asia Music Market
10/15/05 – Three blockbuster movies scheduled to be debuted on 12/15, "Typhoon", "Running Wild" and "The Blue Swallow"
10/14/05 - KBS2 drama "Rosy Life"scored TV rating 47% on 10/12 and 42.5% on 10/13
10/13/05 - Go Hyun Jung will collaborate with PD Pyo Min Soo and the script writer In Jung Wook in a Wednesday-Thursday drama scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2006.
10/13/05 - On 11/1, Yun Jung Hoon starts his military service at "Kyunggido 306 Recruitment Center" for 5 weeks to receive basic military training
10/13/05 - Jang Suh Hee's fan meeting is held at "Raemian Culture Center" of Seoul on 10/13.
TV Rating (10/10/05 – 10/16/05)
October 16, 2005 - Korean megastar to attend U.S. premiere of film

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October 13th - Go Doo Shim: "Uhm Tae Woong is a charming man, Moon So Ri is an actress with a thousand faces."
October 16, 2005 - PALACE MALICE
The Korean Wave – helmed by costume soap Jewel In The Palace – is seeing a backlash in China
Oct.17, 2005 - Hong Kong Magazine Defends Korean Wave
Jo Insung is insured for 300 Million Won for Mean Street
Nam Gungmin from KBS1TV daily drama "My Precious Children", began filming the movie "Mean Streets" on the 27th (of September)
October 9 - 18th, 38 edition: The Sitges Festival Results
October 18, 2005 - Who's got Style?
Yonsama Film Sets Japanese Box Office Record
"A Moment To Remember" to open in Japan in 300 theaters
PHOTOS: The wedding of Shim Eun-ha, 33 and her husband Ji Sang-uk, 40, at the Aston House of the Seoul Walker Hill Hotel on Oct. 18.
October 18, 2005 - Lee Young Ae wins best actress award at Spanish film festival
Like Father, Like Son
Asian market finds its Seoul
Entertainment sector reportedly up 11% year-on-year
October 19, 2005 - S. Korea's 'Antarctic Journal' wins best Asian film award in Spain

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Oct.19, 2005 - Korean Films Conquer Europe
Actor's politics wins him few fans
10/19/05 – Jung Woo Sung is scheduled to visit Japan and China
10/18/05 – Nam Sang Mi, Lee Joo Hyun, Yoo Sun, Dennis O’Neil, and Sung Eun in drama "Policewoman Miss Lee (여순경 미스리)", aka "Spy (스파이)", scheduled to be aired by MBC
10/18/05 – On 10/15, Kim Rae Won records a song of the OST of his new movie "Mr. Socrates"
10/18/05 – Shim Eun Ha (33) and Ji Sang Wook's (40) wedding is held at 3:00p.m. in "Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel" on 10/18
Box office Top 10 (10/10/05 – 10/16/05)
October 20, 2005 - Film star comes back to drama stage
The 10 Young Leaders of Korean Cinema
Won Bin to join military in late November
Oct. 20, 2005 - Jang Dong-gun Voted Korea's Most Bankable Star
Silly or Serious, Kim Yun-jin Reaches for Stardom
Film 'Antarctic Journal' Wins Award in Spain
2005.10.21 - Teaser of 'A Love To Kill' starring Rain creates stir
Full list of the most bankable Korean stars in 2002-2004
October 20, 2005 - Screen quota defenders rally for Unesco draft
October 21, 2005 - UNESCO adopts diversity pact, despite US opposition
Jeon Ji Hyun is My Sassy Girl
Kim Ki-duk wins Vittorio de Sica award from Italy
Box Office in Seoul (Oct. 14 ~ 20, 2005)

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10.23.2005 - Singer Um Looks for Acting Challenges
2005/10/24 - S. Korean movie wins top prize of Philippine film festival
10/21/05 – Choi Kang Hee selected to costar with Go Hyun Jung in a Wednesday-Thursday drama scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2006
10/21/05 – Lee Ji Soo to costar with Yoo Joon Sang, Kim Min Sun, and Lee Yoo Ri in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Young Jae's Golden Age"
TV Rating (10/17/05 – 10/23/05)
10.24.2005 - Actor Ahn Sung-ki Praises Virtue of Short Films
random news from TWITCHFILM.NET
October 25, 2005 - Move over Bae Yong Joon, He's the new hero
Korean Movie Tops Japanese Box Office
'A Memory To Remember' becomes first Korean movie to top Japanese box-office
A Moment To Remember opens at #1 in Japan
Oct 26, 2005 - Pop star Rain (Bi), reaching out beyond Asia
Bae Yong-jun to hold first movie promotion in China
Rain Plays Fighter in New Drama
'Dongmakgol' Up Against Record Oscar Competition
'Welcome to Dongmakgol' Draws 5 Million Viewers
10/25/05 - KBS2 Monday-Tuesday drama "A Love to Kill" will be aired on 10/31
10/24/05 - Kang Ji Hwan (26) is selected to costar with Go Hyun Jung in the Wednesday-Thursday drama scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2006
10/24/05 - The filming of Jo In Sung's new movie "Mean Streets" was started on 10/2 at a police station located at Choongmooro
Kim Jae Won and Yoon Tae-Young will be playing K-1 Fighters in a 2006 drama
Jang Dong-gun to appear on cover of Time magazine

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OCTOBER 27, 2005 - From Singer to Combat Sports Fighter, an Actor Is Born
[Oct 27]The Korean Superstar, Mr. Park Shin Yang has a long fight with his waist problem
Lee Da hye will be the lead actress of Sbs new drama ' My Girl'
10.27.2005 - Movie Industry Set for Another Successful Year
The Power of Korean Dramas
Performing Arts Aim to Join 'Hallyu'
2005.10.28 - Hallyu stars to appear at One Korea Festival
Box Office in Seoul (Oct. 21 ~ 27, 2005)
Oct 28, 2005 - Ji Jin-hee and Cho In-sung to meet with Japanese fans
Uhm Jung-hwa Wows Moviegoers With Her Versatility
Kim Hee-seon Claims Place Among Screen Goddesses
The 4th Korea Film Awards to be held on 4 December release the list of nominations
Jang Dong-gun to Appear on Cover of Time Magazine
October 31, 2005 - Film stars attract audience to drama
Movieland Wax Museum exhibition to open in Seoul in December
10/31/05 - Son Yeh Jin and Gam Woo Sung will lead the 16-episodes drama "Period of Love" scheduled to be aired by SBS in the spring of 2006
10/29/05 - Eric and Uhm Tae Woong selected to lead the drama "Wolf" scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2006
10/27/05 – Choi Ji Woo appears in the movie "Shadowless Sword" as a guest star (cameo)
CJW signs a CF contract (2 billion Won) with Japan "Sumitomo Corporation" as the spokesperson for its new brand of cosmetics product
10/26/05 – On 10/25, Kwon Sang Woo and Cha Tae Hyun receive "The President Recognition" for their steadily saving money since their debuts as entertainers
TV Rating (10/24/05 – 10/30/05)

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Oct 31, 2005 - "April Snow" sets precedent in Chinese theaters
October 31, 2005 - AFI Fest Invites Horror Film 'Red Shoes'
Booth to Sell Korean Films at Global Expo
A Moment To Remember hit no. 1 in Japan Box Office for 2 consecutive weeks
The Time, "Rain Will Be the First Korean Star to Make a Debut into the American Market"
November 1, 2005 - 'Yonsama' to try his luck in China
October 30, 2005 - Jo In Sung fears love confession
2005.11.01 - "A Love To Kill" gains popularity from pilot episode
Popular Korean TV actor joins military
November 1, 2005 - Film 'Dongmakgol' Breaks 8 Mln Ticket Mark
US Wax Museum to Visit Seoul
November 01, 2005 - Kwon Sang Woo is the Korean actor S'poreans want to see most
Nov 2, 2005 - "A Memory To Remember" tops Japanese box-office for two straight weeks
11/1/05 – Accompanied by his wife Han Ga In, Yun Jung Hoon reports to "Kyunggido 306 Recruitment Center" at 1:40p.m. on 11/1 to start his military service
11/1/05 - Chun Jung Myung will costar with Yoon So Yi, Kim Min Hee, and Lee Jae Ryung in the drama "Goodbye Sorrow" scheduled to be aired by KBS2 in March of 2006
10/31/05 - Shim Hye Jin will lead the Friday drama "That Woman" scheduled to be aired by SBS on 12/9 following the final episode of "Tear of Diamond"
Box office Top 10 (10/24/05 – 10/30/05)
11/2/05 - Actress Kim Namjoo gives birth to a girl
11/3/05 - China under emergency due to BYJ
November 4, 2005 - 'Boy, Goes to Heaven' conjures up body-transference fantasy tale
Nov 4, 2005 - Park Yong-ha and Park Jin-hee to star in Japanese TV drama
AMTR maintained no.1 in Japan for weekdays 31 Oct to 4 Nov 05
Nov 3, 2005 - U.S. Daily Calls Actor Bae 'One-Man Corp.'
11.04.2005 - Miniseries 'Tamo' to Be Aired in Kazakhstan
November 03, 2005 - Cine21 Interviews Bae Doo-Na

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Box Office in Seoul (Oct. 28 ~ Nov. 3, 2005)
AMTR's creating new hallyu wave in Japan
Middle-aged women still suffering from 'Yon-fluenza'
GMA premieres 'Jewel in the Palace'
26th Blue Dragon Awards will be held on the 29 Nov 2005
11/4/05 - Lee Seung Yun will act in the drama "Love and Ambition" scheduled to be aired by SBS in January of 2006
11/3/05 - Lee Na Young and Kang Dong Won will lead the movie "Our Happy Time"
11/3/05 – Lee Da Hae, Lee Dong Wook, Eric's girlfriend Park Si Yun and Lee Joon Gi will costar in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "My Girl"
TV Rating (10/31/05 – 11/6/05)
November 06, 2005 - Korean Weekly News - 11/6
November 7, 2005 - Actress Bae Jong-ok Wins Award at Bulgarian Festival
Bae Yong-joon Conquers China
AMTR still going strong in Japan Box Office 5 - 6 Nov 2005
Nov 8, 2005 - Won Bin to hold benefit photo exhibition in Japan
'Corpse Bride' in Surprise Korean Box Office Triumph
Pantech inks deal with pop star, Rain
A Moment To Remember tamed Corpse Bride in Japan
November 9th, 2005 - SO JI SUB, following after the 'The Steps of Yonsama'
Actor Jang Dong-kun on the cover of U.S. current affairs magazine Time's latest Asia edition
11.09.2005 - More Than a Pretty Face (Jung Jae Young & HWang Jung Min)
Good Acting Proves More Important Than Being Traditionally 'Handsome'

Page 10
November 10, 2005 - S. Korea-Japan Film Festival to Open Friday
Article - JDG on Time Magazine
Rural Men Seek Uzbek Brides
Taiwanese star Alec Su to give press conference along with Jang Nara
Jang Dong-gun appears on cover of Time magazine
November 10, 2005 - 2nd Highest Price Paid for Domestic Film
November 11, 2005 - Why Prague can't beat Paris in romance
New Poster of 'Arts of Seduction' released in Korea
Overseas distribution rights of Shadowless Sword exceeded US$10 million
S. Korean actor Bae Yong-joon visits China
11.13.2005 - Tough Guy Yang Dong Gun Gets Geeked Up
November 13, 2005 - Korean Weekly News - 11/13
Nominations for the 26th Blue Dragon Award
2005.11.14 - Bae Yong-jun provided with top-class security in China
11/13/05 – Jung Ryu Won decides not to lead the drama "Wolf" scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2006
TV Rating (11/7/05 – 11/13/05)

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November 14, 2005 - Winter Sonata star talks about April Snow
Nominations list of 26th Blue Dragon Award
"Son Ye jin versus Song Hye Kyo" in the Christmas season
2005/11/13 - Lee Byung-hun made the contract with Hollywood's biggest agency
November 15, 2005 - Shadowless Sword Press Screening Report
Romance, comedy light up My Little Bride!
11.15.2005 - 'Shadowless Sword' Takes Stab at Global Audience

Page 12
Japanese imperial couple invites tenor Lim Hyung-ju
November 15, 2005 - MBC in Second Male Nudity Shock
Hallyu Stars to Meet Hu Jintao
Nov 16, 2005 - Tickets to Kim Rae-won's fan meeting sold out in three minutes in Japan
Keeping up 'addiction to Korean TV dramas'
'Unforgiven' Casts Cold Eye on Army Life
11/14/05 – Ji Jin Hee and Yum Jung Ah will lead the movie "Aged Garden (오래된 정원)"
11/14/05 – Go Soo, Kim Hyun Joo, Son Tae Young, and Yoon Sang Hyun attended the press conference of the weekend drama "Marry a Millionaire"
Box office Top 10 (11/7/05 – 11/13/05)
NOVEMBER 17 - "Let's Give Them All the Action We've Got"
'Shadowless Sword' packs martial art, yet lacks historical identity
2005.11.16 - Korean films strengthening influence in Asia

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Nov 17, 2005 - Ji Jin-hee launches Asian tour
AMTR maintained strong box office before Harry invades Japan on 19 Nov
Nov.18, 2005 - 'Shadowless Sword' Delivers Formulaic Fun
Box Office (Nov. 11 ~ 17, 2005)
Seeking a man? Hire a detective
11.19.2005 - Movie Awards to Celebrate Year's End
November 20, 2005 - Nominations for the 26th Blue Dragon Awards Announced
Nov. 21, 2005 - Actress Kim Hee-seon at the K-1 World Grand Prix Finals
Nov. 20, 2005 - Rain Announces Global Ambitions on CNN
Nov. 14 - Asia Rivals' Ugly Images Best Sellers in Japan
11/20/05 – On 11/18, Choi Ji Woo attends the press conference of her first Japanese drama "Dance Music - Rondo" held at Japan TBS
11/17/05 – Kim Joon Sung will costar with Shim Hye Jin, Jang Dong Jik, and Oh Yoon Ah in the Friday drama "That Woman"
11/17/05 – Lee Jung Jae renews the CF contract (500 million Won / 1 year) with "Basic House" as the spokesperson for its business casual brand
11/16/05 – Shin Seung Woo and Park Yeh Jin will collaborate in MBC's Best Theater -- "May, June" scheculed to be aired on 12/10
TV Rating (11/14/05 – 11/20/05)
2005.11.21 - Rain appears on CNN's "Talk Asia"
Korean Weekly News - 11/21
Terrestrial TV Viewer Ratings Plummet
2005/11/19 - "Parang Love" - "My Girl and I" to be sold abroad in US$4 million
November 22nd, 2005 - Han Ji Min will be reunited with Uhm Tae Woong at "Wolf"
Nov.22, 2005 - Kim Yun-jin Returns Home

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November 22, 2005 - 'Korean Wave to Promote Peace in East Asia'
11.23.2005 - New Thriller Deals With Bullying in School
11/23/05 - The posters of the movie "Green Alert" starring Song Hye Gyo and Cha Tae Hyun released
11/23/05 – To promote his Chinese movie "The Promise", Jang Dong Gun will visit many Asian countries including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia
11/22/05 – On 11/21, Jae Hee, Lee Na Young, Jang Dong Gun, and Soo Ae attend the "Handprint" event sponsored by the 26th "Blue Dragon Film Awards"
11/22/05 – Han Ji Min will costar with Eric and Uhm Tae Woong in the drama "Wolf" scheduled to be aired by MBC in January of 2006
11/22/05 – Sung Yoo Ri (24) will lead the 18-episodes drama "Spring Waltz" scheduled to be aired in early March of 2006
11/22/05 -- The production company "CK Media Works" announces that Go So Young and Jae Hee are selected to lead its produced drama "사랑하지...않아" scheduled to be aired in the first half of 2006
11/22/05 – Gam Woo Sung (35) plans to marry Kang Min Ah (강민아, 34) in January of 2006
Box office Top 10 (11/14/05 – 11/20/05)
Nov.23, 2005 - 30-Something Men Embrace Unisex Cosmetics
Son Ye Jin, Post "Hallyu Queen"
November 24, 2005 - 'Brown-eyed Brad Pitt' attacks TV screen (Dennis Joseph O'Neil & Daniel Henney)
2005.11.23 - Shadowless Sword to open worldwide in 2006
2005.11.24 - Nominations announced for Blue Dragon Awards
11.24.2005 - Movies Go to The Dogs
2005.11.25 - Typhoon to open on a record 513 screens
24.11.2005 - Male Love: Instinct and Innocence
S. Korean movie star Jang Dong-gun earns nearly 7 bln won
Hyunbin to Become Esquire Hong Kong's Cover Boy
Favorite Korean Stars in China
Prague Becomes a Star on Korean TV
November 28, 2005 - Agents ride crest of Korean wave
11/28/05 – Lee Suh Jin is selected to lead the Korea-Turkey collaborated drama "Speed" scheduled to be aired in the first half of 2006
11/25/05 – The wedding of Chae Jung Ahn (28) and Kim Sang Chul (30) will be held at "Coax Center Grand Ball Room" on 12/16
TV Rating (11/21/05 – 11/27/05)
2005.11.28 - Yonsama subway launched in Tokyo
November 29, 2005 - KOREAN MOVIES Big stars, yet no sparkle
Art exhibition boosting Korean Wave
29th November - Won Bin's army life begins

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November 29, 2005 Director Kim Wins Italian Film Award
11.29.2005 - Won Bin: Celebrity trainee
Photos: The results of the 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards (11/29/05)
Nov.29, 2005 - Won Bin Dons Fatigues for Mandatory Role
The 41th Baek Sang Art Awards results
2005/11/29 - Lee Young-ae wins best actress at Blue Dragon Film Awards
'Jewel in the Palace' the latest craze
Nov.30 - Lee Young-ae Snaps String of Bad Lack at Movie Awards
'Lady Vengeance' Bags Korea's Top Movie Honors
"Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" wins Best Picture Award
Nov 29, Gangsters Reunited for 'My Boss, My Hero'
Korean Weekly News - 11/28

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2005.11.25 - Typhoon to open on a record 513 screens
December 01, 2005 - Jang Dong-gun finds success a double-edged sword
U.S. Channel to Air Hit Drama 'Winter Sonata'
CTH topping the netizen votes on who will make the most interesting boyfriend
Official Arts of Seduction Poster unveiled
Rain to participate in Community Chest of Korea
12/1/05 – Lee Suh Jin and Park Han Byul are selected to lead the drama "Freeze"
11/29/05 – Jun Do Yun signs a CF contract (500 million Won / 1 year) with "Chungkwang Construction" as the spokesperson for its apartment brand
Box office Top 10 (11/21/05 – 11/27/05)
DECEMBER 02, 2005 - Adultery Is Secret of Dramas' Success
'Winter Sonata' Heading to US
Hye Kyo Power! 'Wind Wave Advisory' Reaped 4.2 Million Dollars in Asia
Dec.2, 2005 - Park Ji-sung, Lee Hyo-lee Koreans With Most Brand Power

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December 02, 2005 - The Art of Seduction Theatrical Trailer Released
Box Office in Seoul (Nov. 25 - Dec. 1)
Results: Korean Film Awards
Dec. 4, 2005 - For Jung Ryeo-won, It's Time to Kick Back
December 5, 2005 - "Welcome to Dongmakgol" Wins 6 Korean Film Awards
12/5/05 - Jang Suh Hee is selected to perform in the 30-episodes Chinese historical drama "Kyungja Suh Kyung Gi"
12/2/05 - Kim Jung Eun awarded "The Best Actress of Drama" in the "2005 Asian Television Awards" held at National University of Singapore on 12/1
12/2/05 - The representative of MBC announces that the drama "I'm Not Good" starring Go Hyun Jung is canceled due to internal coordination problem
TV Rating (11/28/05 – 12/4/05)
2005.12.05 - Several celebrities named spokespersons for Life Ethics Committee
Artist makes floral tribute to celebrities
Korean Weekly News - 12/05
December 5, 2005 - Ji Jin-Hee Tests His Pulling Power in Southeast Asia
Rise of Multiethnic TV Stars

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12.05.2005 - Andre Kim to Hold Fashion Show for Children With AIDS
Pusan Film Fest Director Kim Dong-ho Honored
Korean Celebrity Makes Debut as a Video Game Model
DECEMBER 06, 2005 - Apology from MBC is Not Enough
Dec 6, 2005 - Lee Dong-gun enraptures Japanese fans at hallyu star meeting
12.06.2005 - 'Typhoon' Ready to Hit Nation
2005/12/06 - Lee Byung Hun, Lee Young-ae and Kim Rae Won to participate in the charity event of 13th
Park Chan-Wook's (Cyborg Girl) Casts Leads
Dec 7, 2005 - Lee Ji-hoon to hold movie promotion and fan meeting in Japan
Park Shin-yang joins ranks of hallyu stars
December 06, 2005 - Korean Box Office Report - December 2/4
December 07, 2005 - Korean Critics Pick Best of the Year
Lee Byung-hun to Meet Hilton Sisters
12/6/05 – Lee Tae Ran will appear in the movie "My Boss, My Student" as a guest star
12/5/05 – On 12/4, Kim Rae Won attends his fan meeting held at "Well City Tokyo" of Japan
12/5/05 – In order to play the role as a K-1 fighter in Wednesday-Thursday drama "사랑하지...않아" on SBS in February of 2006, Jae Hee is trying to gain 12kg weight

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2005.12.09 - Cho Hyun-jae to advance to Japan
Cho Seung-woo joins ranks of hallyu stars
'Typhoon' Puts Action Above Character Development
Kim Ah-jung Brings Living Beauty to Barbie Exhibition
DECEMBER 08, 2005 - "Memories of Love and Heartache Led Me to the Screen"
2005.12.09 - Kang Ta honored by Ban
Dec.11, 2005 - Korea Wave Hits Middle East
Blockbuster Films Heat up December
12/11/05 – On 12/10, the homepage of "2005 Performance Award (2005년 연기대상)" at SBS is opened
12/11/05 – MBC decides to end the Monday-Tuesday drama "Sweet Spy" on 12/27
12/8/05 – During the year of 2005, dramas broadcasted by KBS recorded high TV ratings
12/6/05 – Lee Wan and Park Shin Hye are selected to lead the drama "Tree of Heaven" scheduled to be aired by SBS in February of 2006
TV Rating (12/5/05 – 12/11/05)
Son Ye jin receiving an award of commendation

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December 12, 2005 - An 'irresistible trickster' to meet viewers in 'My Girl'
New ABS-CBN Koreanovela
Dec.12, 2005 - Kim Hee-sun Plans Fan Meet-N-Greet in Japan
Ko So-young to make big-screen comeback in horror movie
"Computer Game Modelled on Actor Lee Byeong-heon" Introduced in Tokyo
December 13, 2005 - 'Eric's girl' Park Si-yeon makes a leap to acting
Actor Kim Jae-won to Hold Hand-Shaking Event in Japan Dec. 16
2005/12/12 - S. Korean critics pick 'Duelist' as best film
12-13-2005 - 'Typhoon' Star Up to New Challenges
Star Director's Book Recalls His Days as a Failure
2005.12.14 - Chun Ji-hyun picked as "Elle" cover model in 6 Asian countries
Korean Weekly News - 12/12
December 14, 2005 - Actor Park Shin-yang makes literary debut
Korean Actress to be Featured Elle Cover
'The Promise' Nominated for Golden Globe
'Typhoon' lacks creative energy
12/14/05 – Kim Ok Bin will lead the Monday-Tuesday drama "How Are You, God" scheduled to be aired by KBS2
12/13/05 - In "The 25th Film Critics Awards" on 12/12, Lee Byung Hun and Jun Do Yunawarded the "Actor Perfromace Award" and the "Actress Performance Award"
12/12/05 - Lee Bo Young is nominated by both KBS and SBS in the categories of "New Actor/Actress Award" and "New Star Award" respectively
12/12/05 - On 12/11, Jang Dong Gun, director Chen Kaige, lead actress Cecilia Cheung and Japanese actor Sanada Hiroyuki attend promotional events for their Chinese movie "The Promise"
Box office Top 10 (12/5/05 – 12/11/05)

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Dec.14, 2005 - Celebrity Couple Adopts 'God-Sent' Addition to Family
2005.12.15 - Lim Eun-kyung Cast as Lead Actress for Chinese TV Drama
Allure of Korean dramas
"Typhoon" draws 280,000 viewers on opening day
Southeast Asian viewers want new twists from Korean dramas
December 16, 2005 - Seasoned singer, Lee Hyun-woo's season's greetings
2005.12.14 - A Moment to Remember breaks Japanese record
12/15/05 - Yoo Gun will costar with Kim Ok Bin and Lee Jong Hyuk in Monday-Tuesday drama "How Are You, God"
Dec.15, 2005 - Celebrity Couple Sets Example to Follow

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Drama Project starring Song Seong-Hun, Yoon Kye-Sang, Won Bin
Not the guy next door - Actor Jang is handsome but that hasn't kept him from tackling non-heroic roles
Kangta and his bandmembers visit the Save our Souls (SOS) school at kilometre six on the National southern
December 18, 2005 - Korean film industry continues to produce major hits
12/19/05 – Eric arrives at Narita Airport of Japan on 12/18
12/17/05 – Cha Tae Hyun will lead the movie "Fool", adapted from the popular internet comic of the same name
12/17/05 – Jang Dong Gun's two movies "Typhoon" and "The Promise (China)" have attracted more than 1 million moviegoers in Asian countries only in one day
12/16/05 – Oh Ji Ho will lead the weekend drama "Thank for Life" scheduled to be aired by KBS2 on 1/7
12/15/05 – New actor Soh Do Young will costar with Sung Yoo Ri and Daniel Henney in the 18-episodes drama "Spring Waltz"
TV Rating (12/12/05 – 12/18/05)
2005.12.16 - Chae Jung Ahn got married on Friday
December 19, 2005 - 'Typhoon' sets five-day box office record for 2005
S. Korean pop star in Japan (Eric)
New romantic comedy (SYJ)
Getting Serious About Clowning
Actor Gam Woo-sung Stars in Upcoming Film 'King and the Clown'

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Dec.19, 2005 - Huge Crowds Greet Eric's Arrival in Tokyo
Chinese director hopes 'The Promise' will appeal to Westerners
Korean Weekly News - 12/19
Lee Young-ae Named Korea's Promotion Queen
December 20, 2005 [YEAR-END REVIEW]
Blockbusters boosted musical industry
Dec 20, 2005 - Actress Choi Ji-woo Stars in Joint Korean-Japanese TV Drama
December 19, 2005 - Korean Box Office Report - December 16/18
December 20, 2005 - Blockbuster 'Typhoon' to Hit U.S. Next Year
Shinhwa's Eric draws Japanese media spotlight
December 21, 2005 - Melodrama flick 'My Girl and I' less impressive than Japanese version
[YEAR-END REVIEW]'Boorish' women knocked out 'Cinderellas'
Film "Typhoon" to Be Distributed in U.S. thru DreamWorks SKG
Celebrities in Wax
12.21.2005 - Actress LYA Gains Popularity in Asia

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12/21/05 – Lee So Yun will costar with Soh Do Young, Sung Yoo Ri, and Daniel Henney in the 18-episodes drama "Spring Waltz" scheduled to be aired in early March of 2006
12/21/05 - The poster of the movie "The First Love of Millionaire" starring Hyun Bin and Lee Yun Hee is released
Box office Top 10 (12/12/05 – 12/18/05)
12-22-2005 'Blue Swallow' Faces Turbulence
A Giant Leap for Song Hye-gyo?
List of Nominees for the KBS 2005 Drama Awards
2005.12.23 - Cha In-pyo, Shin Ae-ra Support 10 Foreign Children
Dec.23, 2005 - The Five (Plus One) Best Movie Scenes of 2005
Nominations for KBS 연기대상 (KBS Drama Awards) Announced

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12.25.2005 - Kim Sam-soon Syndrome

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Top 9 Rated Kdramas of All Time
Top 10 Rated Kdramas of 2004
List of All time High-Rated Kseries
2005.12.26 - [YEAR-END REVIEW]
Shocks, embarrassments, disappointments
December 25, 2005 - 도마뱀 (Lizard) Teaser Trailer Released
December 24th - Yoo Jae Suk picks up a win at the KBS Entertainment Award
Dec 26, 2005 - Actor Kwon Sang-woo Invited as VIP Guest to "Martial Arts Fighting" in Japan
12/25/05 – Han Hyo Joo replaces Sung Yoo Ri as the lead actress of the drama "Spring Waltz" scheduled to be aired in early March of 2006
12/23/05 – On 12/22, Kim Ho Jin, Ryu Soo Young, Soh Yoo Jin, Han Eun Jung, and Park Sang Myun attend the press conference of KBS1 large-scale weekend drama "Seoul 1945"
12/23/05 – Yoo Ho Jung and Kang Soo Jung will act in the weekend drama "Thank for Life" scheduled to be aired by KBS2 on 1/7
12/23/05 – On 12/19, the filming team of the movie "Monopoly" leaves for Phi Phi Island of Thailand
12/22/05 – Son Yeh Jin, Bae Yong Joon, Go So Young, Lee Byung Hun, Kim Hee Sun, and Lee Jung Jae, stars of big screen, will perform in small screen in 2006
TV Rating (12/19/05 – 12/25/05)
December 26, 2005 - Mongolia Hospital Named After Actress Kim Jung-eun
12.26.2005 - Top Movie Posters of 2005

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Dec. 27, 2005 - Images of Korean stars in a photo exhibition titled "Korean Wave to the World" at the Gwanghwamun subway station in Seoul on Monday
Korean actress Kim Ji-ho sells goods at a charity bazaar hosted by the Global Adoption Information and Post Service
December 27, 2005 [YEAR-END REVIEW]
Superstars make 2005 their own year
12.26.2005 - Culture Ministry Honors PIFF
Actor Kwon Sang-woo to become "A Man of $10 Million"
Dec.27, 2005 - A Year of Big Changes and Small Setbacks for Korean TV
Movie industry matures as production workers unionize
Actress Kim Sun-a in Top 10 List
December 28, 2005 - Blue swallow set to soar onto screen
Film 'Typhoon' Stays King for 2nd Week
Films Starring Sohn Ye-jin Attract 10 Mil. Viewers in Korea, Japan
12.28.2005 - 10 Hot Culture Issues in 2005
December 29, 2005 - Slack record market pushes singers into new career
12/27/05 - Song Il Kook is selected to lead the large-scale 50-episode historical drama "The Book of Three Han: The Chapter of Joo Mong" scheduled to be aired by MBC in April of 2006
12/26/05 - Lee Yo Won signs a CF contract (1 billion Won / 1 year) with "CC Club" as the spokesperson for its attire brand
Box office Top 10 (12/19/05 – 12/25/05)
Plays, Films Feel Synergy Effect
Los Angeles' famous house of wax relocates to Korea
DECEMBER 29, 2005 - Jang Jin-young Flying in Pursuit of Her Dreams
Jang Dong-gun's "The Promise" starring selected top-100 movie in China

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Korean Box Office Report - December 23/25
12.29.2005 - Korean Wave Just a Ripple in Japan: Survey
Japanese Still Can't Get Enough of Korean Stars
December 30, 2005 - TOP 10 LIFE & STYLE STORIES OF 2005
2005/12/30 - Oslo theater to screen Korean films
Young Korean directors present Directors' Cut Awards
Calendars Featuring Actor Bae Yong-joon Become Best Sellers in Japan
12.30.2005 - New Faces of 2006
Results & Photos: 2005 MBC Performance Award Ceremony (2005 MBC 연기대상, 12/30/2005)
Results & Photos: Winners of KBS 2005 year-end Performance Awards (12/31/2005)
Results & Photos: Winners of SBS 2005 year-end Performance Awards (12/31/2005)
December 31, 2005 - [2005 YEAR IN REVIEW] Part 1: Korean TV Dramas

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Photos: SBS 2005 year-end Performance Awards (12/31/2005)
TV Networks Hand Out Awards
Singer Kim Jong-kook Sweeps Music Prizes From Broadcasters
JANUARY 02 - Stars Born in the Year of the Dog
1/2/06 - Han Hye Jin is selected to costar with Song Il Kook in the large-scale 50-episode historical drama "The Book of Three Han: The Chapter of Joo Mong"
12/29/05 - Kim Tae Hee is scheduled to leave for China on 12/30 to film the film "Midair"
TV Rating (12/26/05 – 1/1/06)
Actress Lee Young-ae Tops Hong Kong Chart as "Woman of the Year"
The Invisible Korean Behind U.S. Hit Drama
Jang Nara cancels press conference in China
January 02, 2006 - Korean Box Office Report - January 1
01.03.2006 - Born in the Year of the Dog
Rain to Star in 'Old Boy' Director's New Film
Talk Asia Rates Interview with Rain One of 2005's Best Five

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January 3, 2006 - 4 Films Invited to Palm Springs Festival
'The King and the Clown' Bursts With Sheer Energy
01.04.2006 - Hit Drama Details Art of Seduction
Heartthrobs Run 'Wild'
Kwon Sang-woo, Yoo Ji-tae Team Up for Crime Thriller 'Running Wild'
Rain to Star in Park Chan-wook's Much-Awaited 'Cyborg'
'Lost Love' goes beyond drama stereotyping
1/3/06 - On 1/3, Oh Ji Ho, Park Yeh Jin, Yoo Ho Jung, Kim Yoo Suk, and Kim Yoon Suk attend the press conference of the weekend drama "Thanks for Life"
Box office Top 10 (12/26/05 – 1/1/06)
JANUARY 05, 2006 - Wild Beasts Lurk in the Hearts of Men
'The Art of Fighting' showcases actor Baek's charm
Kim Hee-sun set to launch official fan club in Japan
Busan Shows Midas Touch as Movie Location
Park Hae il getting married to his girlfriend of 5 years on 12th March
2006.01.06 - Lee Joon-gi emerges as rising star
Movie Stars File Appeal for Protesters
Behind Rise of Korean Films
Star Actor Won Bin Volunteers for Frontline Army Post
Jan.7, 2006 - Asia Goes Crazy Over Korean Pop Culture

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Jan. 8, 2006 - 135 Mln Movie Tickets Sold in Korea, Up 3.8% from Last Year
Sky's the Limit for Han Ji-min
Jan 9, 2006 - Actress Jun Ji-hyun Likely to Focus on Foreign Market for the Time Being
KBS documentary to show glimpse of Lee Byung-heon's private life
Stars and Their Personal Blogs
Celebrities Find Weblogs to Be Both Help and Hindrance to Career
1/6/06 - SYJ will be paid 50 million Won per episode (basic guarantee + extra) to lead the 16-episodes drama "Period of Love"
1/5/06 – Lee Dong Gun will lead the movie "Race"
1/5/06 – Ha Ji Won will costar with Cha Tae Hyun in the movie "Fool"
TV Rating (1/2/06 – 1/8/06)
2006/01/10 - 'Lady Vengeance' star selected for jury of Berlin film festival
Actress Lee Young-ae Invited to Berlin Film Festival as Juror
01.10.2006 - Singers, Actors Get Draft Notices
Baek Shows 'Art of Acting'
TV drama gets arty: Actress Yoon Eun-hye and actor Joo Ji-hoon shoot a scene for the MBC drama "Kung (Palace)" at Seoul Art Museum, Seoul
Jan. 8, 2006 - Son Ye Jin: an actress that radiates an angelic image
Twitch's Korean Box Office Report 6 - 8 Jan 2006

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2006.01.10 - Won Bin heads for frontline army post
'April Snow' to Open Vesoul Film Festival
01-11-2006 - New Film Shows Penal System Is No 'Holiday'
Internet Becomes Path to Stardom
January 12, 2006 - New action flicks highlight unfair social system
1/10/06 - Eric, Han Ji Min, Uhm Tae Woong, and Lee Eun attend the press conference of the Monday-Tuesday drama "Wolf" scheduled to be aired by MBC on 1/16
1/10/06 – Kim Jae Won will lead the movie "Lad". He plays the role "Smith Lee" who is a military priest working in the warfare support devision of a naval brigade
1/10/06 - Kwon Sang Woo, Yoo Ji Tae, and more than 400 fans of theirs will attend the premiere party of the movie "Running Wild" in "River City" Café located at Ahpkijungdong, Seoul on 1/13
1/9/06 – Jo Seung Woo will costar with Baek Yoon Shik and Kim Hye Soo in the movie "Tajja"
Box office Top 10 (1/2/06 – 1/8/06)
Jan.11, 2006 - Unintentional Cameo in 'Old Boy' Leads to Lawsuit
JANUARY 12, 2006 - "I Have the Perfect Playboy Glare"
Go Ah Ra will be replacing Lee Hyori for the role of Kim Hee Ae's daughter in MBC's oct'06 drama "Snow Flakes"
Taiwan and China are in rare agreement in a backlash against the Korean Wave that has seen their television channels swamped with Korean soap operas
Jan.12, 2006 - Fresh Wave of Choi Ji-woo Fever Grips Japan
Won Bin Dispatched to Face the Enemy
Star-Filled 'Running Wild' Tamed by Conventions
Jan 13, 2006 - Actor Kim Rae-won Plans More Activities in Japan
KBS to tap into satellite TV market in Japan
01.15.2006 - Based on a True Story?
Recent Films Use Fictional Elements to Help Recount Real Events

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Drama news - Jang Dong Gun, Kwon Sang Woo, and Lee Jung Jae... Who is Kim Hee Sun's man?
2006.01.16 - TV drama starring Choi Ji-woo records 20.6% viewership in Japan
Hallyu Phenomenon Faces Backlash in East Asia
Choi Ji-woo Sets her Sights on Hong Kong
January 17, 2006 - Heartthrobs head for Army service
2006.01.14 - 8 Korean films sold over 3 million tickets each in '05
Jan 17, 2006 - Ryoo Su-young joins ranks of hallyu stars in Taiwan
Favorite Films of Directors, Actors to Be Screened
Big budget movies dying at the box office
Coming Soon to theaters in Singapore
[PHIL.] An article on "Jewel in the Palace"
Jan 18, 2006 - Hong Kong Media Praise Actress Choi Ji-woo for Good Manners
Joo Hyun, an actor as friendly as a family member
Actor Uhm Tae-woong Steps Out of Pop Singer Sister's Shadow
Comedy Sequel Touches on Serious Social Issues
'My Boss, My Teacher' sticks to same formula
1/18/06 - Lee Moon Shik and Lee Joon Gi and will co-lead the movie "Fly, Daddy, Fly"
1/18/06 - Moon Geun Young will visit Japan on 2/3 to promote her movie "Innocent Steps"
1/17/06 - Dennis O’Neil signs a CF contract (300 million Won / 6 months) with "Hanaro Telecom"
Lee Da Hae signs a CF contract (300 million Won) with "ShinYoung Wacoal" to advertise its "Venus" underwear
1/16/06 - Lee Wan and Park Shin Hye film their new drama "Tree of Heaven" in Nagano, Japan
1/13/06 - Song Sun Mi (31)'s wedding is scheduled in the second half of 2006.
TV Rating (1/9/06 – 1/15/06)
Box office Top 10 (1/9/06 – 1/15/06)
Jan 19, 2006 - Belgian Association Names '3-Iron' Best Film
2006.01.19 - A Review of Korean Cinema in 2005
January 18, 2006 - 'King and the Clown' hits 5-million-viewer mark

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2006/01/19 - Joint-production fantasy film 'The Promise' shows freedom, destiny
01.20.2006 - 'The Promise' Mixed With Asian Cultures
Jang Dong-kun Draws Stellar Praise for 'Promise'
Jiwoo appointed as Christian Dior spokesperson again on 20th in Seoul
Choi Ji Woo plans to return to performing in Korean drama in autumn
Korean Entertainment Market Considered Recession Proof
2006/01/21 - President Roh views acclaimed movie in downtown Seoul
January 22, 2006 - Moon Jung-Hyuk Suffers Serious Injury
January 22, 2006 - These kings of the cinema aren't clowning around
'The King and the Clown' marching ahead on box office
Jan 23, 2006 - Actress Kim Hee-sun Holds 1st Fan Meeting in Japan
1/23/06 - Eric and Han Ji Min are hit by a car around 1:00a.m. of 1/22
1/20/06 - "J & H Film (J & H필름)" agency signs a two-year contract with Lee Yo Won with highest offer
1/19/06 - "Korea Gallup (한국갤럽)" surveyed 1502 adults from 12/5 to 12/16/05 on the subject "2005 The Most Shinning Actor/Talent", and Choi Jin Shil receives most votes
1/19/06 - On 1/19, "Phantom Entertainment (팬텀엔터테인먼트)" and PD Kim Jong Hak (김종학) announce that they will co-produce at least three dramas in 2006
1/19/06 - The poster of the movie "Interlocked Branches (연리지, 連理枝)" is released
TV Rating (1/16/06 – 1/22/06)
01.23.2006 - Moon Hospitalized After Car Accident
Eric Hurt in Gallant Attempt to Save Han Ji-min
Kim Hee-seon Sends Letter of Encouragement to Japanese Fan
2006.01.24 - Jang Dong-gun named as most impressive actor
Stars of TV drama 'Wolf' injured in car accident
Big budget S.Korean film breaks new ground

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New image for sassy Girl
Jan. 24 - Korean heartthrob Bae Yong-joon is featured on the cover of the Februrary issue of Chinese fashion magazine Cosmopolitan
Actor Yoo Ji-tae Invited as Juror for "Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival"
Dutch Media Ranks '3-Iron' 8th Best Film
Revisiting Gay Theme on Big Screen
Korean Weekly News - January 24
Variety Mag: Making Waves
Korean dramas wash up on webs worldwide
Jan.25, 2006 - A Black-and-White Prison Drama from Recent History
2006.01.26 - 'Lost in Love' depicts lovers lacking courage to tell truth
1/25/06 - On 1/24, Park Shin Yang arrives at Haneda Airport of Japan around 4:00p.m.
1/24/06 - Lee Min Gi will costar with Eugene in the weekend drama "Really Really Like You" scheduled to be aired by MBC in April
1/24/06 - On 1/24, Jung Hye Young gives birth to a baby daughter at 11:00a.m.
Box office Top 10 (1/16/06 – 1/22/06)
Shoo from former group SES and Lee Dong Wook (from My Girl) have been a couple
Korean Stars: a Metabolism to Die For
January 26, 2006 - Filmmakers Pledge to Fight Quota Cut
S. Korea's movie industry shocked at decision to cut quota
S. Korea's movie industry dismayed at decision to cut quota
'Film Quota Cut Poses Long-term Risk'
Chronology of events leading to decision to cut screen quota
Jan.26, 2006 - Jekyll & Hyde' Fever Grips Korea & Japan
Moon So-Ri Cast in TV Blockbuster The Four Gods
Kim Rae Won going back to the screen in MBC March drama, Princess airing after Wolf


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    Jan 27, 2006 - Actor Jang Dong-gun to Meet Fans at Ten Theaters in Seoul
    S. Korea vows to inject massive funds into film industry
    Filmmakers Lukewarm to Planned Subsidy
    January 26, 2006 - Kim Ki-duk latest film "3-Iron" gets rave reviews
    January 28, 2006 - South Korean films embrace defectors
    Jan.27, 2006 - Moviegoers to Pay for Film Industry Support Plan
    Eric's Condition More Serious Than Expected, Drama Emergency
    1/27/06 - Kim Rae Won and Jung Ryu Won will colead the Monday-Tuesday drama "Princess" scheduled to be aired by MBC following the final episode of "Wolf"
    1/26/06 - Daniel Henney and Jung Ryu Won each will lead a drama scheduled to be aired in March.
    1/25/06 - On 1/25, "Star Entertainment" announces that Han Yeh Seul, Nam Goong Min, and Gong Hyun Joo will costar in the drama "Skyland, Starland"
    January 30, 2006 - Han reserves seat as next 'Jiwoohime'
    January 31, 2006 - Movie Industry Plans Screen Quota Rally
    Japanese Marketers Bank on Gorgeous Korean 'Villain' Kim Tae-hee
    February 1 - 'The Promise' reaches new heights
    'King and the Clown' Hits 8 Million Viewers
    Actor Go Soo (28) enlists in the army on March 2nd.
    Feb. 1 - Ji Sung, Honorary ambassador for conscription
    Filmmakers begin sit-in against screen quota cut
    2/1/06 - After the final episode of the drama "My Girl" scheduled on 2/2, the leads Lee Da Hae, Lee Dong Wook, and Lee Joon Gi each scheduled to go abroad to film for CF or magazine
    2/1/06 - Go Soo will start his military service on 3/2
    2/1/06 - Bi's drama "Let's Go to School, Sangdoo! (MBC)" and Ahn Jae Wook's drama "Oh Bil Seung Bong Soon Young (aka "Oh! Feel Young", KBS2)" will be broadcasted in Thailand in February
    1/31/06 - Kim Tae Hee meets her younger brother Lee Wan in Japan
    TV Rating (1/23/06 – 1/29/06)
    Box office Top 10 (1/23/06 – 1/29/06)
    Rain, The Ambassador
    2006/02/02 - Korean films dominate box office in January

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    Feb.2, 2006 - Big-Budget Korean Movies Flop
    Korean Filmmakers Protest against Screen Quota Cut
    Kang Hye-Jung Drops Out of Park's Cyborg Girl
    February 03 - Singing ¡®King and the Clown' in the works
    Actor/singer Ahn Jae-wook to Debut in Japan
    Singer K Poised to Advance into Asian Market
    Film "Love So Divine" Tops Oricon Chart of Japan
    New York Welcomes Korea's Rain
    2006/02/02 - Foreign activists team up with Korean movie industry for quota
    Out of Big Stars' Shadow
    February 4 - Korean Superstar Who Smiles and Says, 'I'm Lonely'
    Film stars to stage protest against cutting of screen quota
    One-man protest against reduced screen quota
    Rain's Sold-Out New York Gig Could Take K-Pop Global
    February 6 - Rain debut draws far from positive reviews
    'SanFrancisco' - story of two siblings seperation when they were young
    S. Korean film market contracts for first time in 2005
    Fan stampede forces star to halt protest over quota cut

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    February 6 - Jang stages one-man protest against screen quota cut
    Ahn Jae Wook makes a TV comeback in the drama, Mister Goodbye on KBS after Spring Waltz is done airing.
    2/6/06 - Park Ji Yoon (24) and Park Shi Hoo will costar with Kim Rae Won and Jung Ryu Won in the Monday-Tuesday drama "Princess"
    2/2/06 - MBC decides to temporarily suspend the broadcasting of the Monday-Tuesday drama "Wolf"
    TV Rating (1/30/06 – 2/5/06)
    2006.02.07 - One-man protest against reduced screen quota
    Actor Kim Seung-woo to Act in Japanese Film
    "King And The Clown" Sweeps Over Filmdom
    'Old Boy' star returns medal to government in protest of quota cut
    Internet Survey: JO HYUN JAE, I want to spend Valentine Day with this star
    Stars Fight Losing Battle Against Screen Quota Cut
    Musical 'Winter Sonata' moves audience in winter wonderland
    South Korean hit film centres on homosexual theme in conservative country
    Actress Son Sook to Host Talk Shows
    The desperate search for future stars
    2/8/06 - Han Hye Jin will visit Taiwan on 2/8 to promote her MBC drama "Tough Geum Soon"
    2/8/06 - Ryu Soo Young will visit Taiwan on 2/15 to promote his KBS2 drama "18 vs. 29"
    2/7/06 - Yang Dong Geun and Han Ga In will lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Doctor Kkaeng (닥터 깽)" scheduled to be aired by MBC following the final episode of "Palace"
    Box office Top 10 (1/30/06 – 2/5/06)
    2/8/06 PHOTOS: Movie stars attending the "Screen Quota Protest Demonstration"
    Kang Ji Hwan will lead the weekend drama "Exhibition of Fire Work" scheduled to be aired by MBC in May following the final episode of "Shindon"
    Aside From Film Quota Cut, Industry Faces Challenges
    February 9 - Word of Mouth Triumphs over Blockbuster Hype
    Lawmakers seek legislation to block government's screen quota cut
    'A Millionaire's First Love' offers melodrama for Valentine's Day couples

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    2/9/06 - Korean Men in Grip of Plastic Surgery Craze
    Kim Ok-bin: 'greedy' actress
    Korea creatives use Berlin for pic protest
    Outraged filmmakers speak out against screen quotas
    Feb.10, 2006 - Lee Young-ae Walks Red Carpet in Berlin
    Teen actress Moon Geun-yeong, 19 during a Gwangju Kukje High School graduation ceremony
    Hallyuwood to keep Korean Wave alive
    2006.02.10 - New Park Chan-wook Movie to Shoot Late March
    'The King and the Clown' Draws 10 Million Viewers
    Actor Won Bin Performs Military Duties at DMZ
    Documentary for Hit Drama "Revenge" Being Produced in Japan
    Filmmakers stage massive rally against screen quota cut
    Park Chan-Wook Finds His Cyborg Girl
    FEBRUARY 09 - Kim Tae-gyun's Movies Have Teen Appeal
    'Vampire Cop Ricky' Lacks Bite
    2006/02/11 - 'The King and the Clown' ushers in new era for local film industry
    Director of 'The King and the Clown' protests screen quota cut
    2006/02/12 - Rising movie star Lee Joon-gi protests screen quota cut

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    February 12, 2006 - What's the next step for musical producers? Unite
    February 13, 2006 - [HERALD INTERVIEW] Television drama producer finds stage just as rewarding
    The mega hit success of a low-budget film under the screen quota
    More Than 50% Oppose Screen Quota Cut
    2/13/06 - Kim Joon Sung and Lee Moon Shik will costar with Park Sun Young in the weekend drama "She's Too Perfect" scheduled to be aired by SBS in April
    2/10/06 - Kim Myung Min and Han Chae Young will lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Bad Family" scheduled to be aired by SBS on 3/8
    2/9/06 - Kim Rae Won, Jung Ryu Won, and Park Shi Hoo leave for Brisbane of Australia to film their new drama "Princess"
    TV Rating (2/6/06 – 2/12/06)
    2006.02.13 - Anti-Screen Quota Reduction Protests Continue
    Feb. 14, 2006 - Jang Dong-gun at the Berlin International Film Festival, with Chen Kaige and Hiroyuki Sanada
    'The King and the Clown' tops 10 million viewers at box office
    Alec Baldwin Stars in Forbidden City. Pre-production thriller "The Forbidden City" officially announced during a press conference held Friday in Beijing
    Actor Kang Dong-won to Release Photo Album in Japan
    "The Promise" Starring Jang Dong-kun Ranks 4th in Japan
    Korean director to protest Korea-U.S. FTA in Berlin
    Films That Fill Off-Season Niche
    Feb. 15, 2006 - Moon Geun-young pledges allegiance to the nation during an award ceremony for 21st century leaders held in Seoul
    Police prevent Park Chan-ok, the director of the film 'Jealousy is My Middle Name,' from staging a one-man protest
    Screen Quota Cut Boon for Distributors
    Namu Actors Management company, former management company of the late lee eun joo, scheduling a memorial performance for her 1 year death anniversary on 22 Feb 2006
    Altar Boyz
    KBS: The rumours of seven princesses
    S. Korean movie director's protest in Berlin

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    Sitcom Soulmate will be airing on Monday nights at 11.05 p.m after Hello Franceska ends
    2006.02.16 - 'Ad-like' dramas dominate TV screens
    Koreanovela Princess back on ABS-CBN
    2/14/06 - On 2/15, Eric will receive laser surgery on the upper part of his waist
    2/14/06 - Lee Tae Ran will lead the weekend drama "Seven/Chil Princesses" scheduled on KBS2 on 4/1 following the final episode of "Thanks for Life"
    Box office Top 10 (2/6/06 – 2/12/06)
    02.15.2006 - Can K-Pop Stars Go Beyond Asia?
    2006.02.16 - English Premiere Lady Vengeance
    Actor Lee Byung-hun Named Envoy for French Culture
    Seoul, Paris to Mark 120 Anniversary of Ties
    TV Heartthrob Hyun Bin Makes Move to the Big Screen
    Andre Kim's Fashion Graces Hawaii
    February 17, 2006 - Will 'King and the Clown' be No. 1 hit?
    The popular group, DBSG, will be casted in a drama series
    Making it in the big time: K-pop wants U.S. air play
    Young talents set model to juveniles
    Kim So-yeon, 26, star of 'Seven Sword' graduated with her bachelor's degree after 7 long years
    Actress Park Sol-mi's Piano Music CD to Be Released in Japan
    Lee Byung-hun Named Honorary Ambassador of French Culture
    Movie stars, farmers protest against market-opening measures
    February 18, 2006 - Protestors hold pickets denouncing government for cutting screen quota
    'The Promise' at no. 4
    2/19/06 - On 2/19, Lee Da Hae attends Lee Dong Wook's fan meeting held at Yonsei University of Seoul
    2/18/06 - Kim Min's wedding is scheduled in April
    2/17/06 - On 2/20, Eugene and Ryu Jin will start filming their new weekend drama "Really Really Like You" scheduled to be aired by MBC on 4/1
    2/16/06 - On 2/16, Cha Tae Hyun (30) announces that his wedding is scheduled in June
    2/16/06 - The filming of MBC drama "Wolf" is scheduled to resume on 3/10
    TV Rating (2/13/06 – 2/19/06)

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    Shin Dong Yup and PD Sun Hye Yoon will be having their wedding ceremony on May 27th
    Feb 20, 2006 - Bae Yong-joon Set to Begin Shooting "The Four Gods"
    TV Goes Nostalgic
    Korean Weekly News - February 20
    TV Drama "Spring Waltz" Sold in 8 Countries
    Court Injunction Filed Against 'King and the Clown'
    02.21.2006 - Luring Moviegoers in Just Few Minutes
    Feb. 22, 2006 - Pictures commemorate the movie star Lee Eun-ju on Tuesday ahead of the anniversary of her suicide on Feb. 22, 2005
    2/20/06 - Kim Rae Won will lead the action movie "Sunflower"
    2/20/06 - Choi Shi Won, one of the members of the music group "Super Junior", will act in the Monday-Tuesday drama "Spring Waltz"
    Box office Top 10 (2/13/06 – 2/19/06)
    FEBRUARY 23, 2006 - Actor Daniel Henney Learning Korean On-the-Fly
    Feb. 23, 2006 - Film "Sad Movie" Ranks 5th on Hong Kong Box-Office Charts
    Feb. 24, 2005 - Korean teen movie star Moon Geun-young cheers Korean skaters in the Paravela rink in Turin, Italy
    'Hallyu' Brings New Travel Trend to Korea
    Tourism agency to show Korean movies for free
    20 February 2006 - 'The Art of Seduction' Premiere in Hong Kong
    Feb 24, 2006 - Actor Jang Dong-kun, Other Celebrities to Perform in Los Angeles
    TV Drama "Rondo" Starring Choi Ji-woo Suffers Low Viewer Ratings
    The power of the Korean Wave is increasing, particularly through actresses - Son Ye Jin, Song Hye Gyo and Choi Ji Woo
    GongYoo, LeeYeonHee, SungYuRi To Be In San Francisco Starting April
    2006.02.22 - Korean Presence at Berlinale
    Drama Breaks From the Traditional

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    2006/02/24 - 'Korean Wave' fails to lead to improvement in competitiveness
    Japanese-Born TV Star in 'Reverse Export'
    Kim Ki-Duk's 타임 (Time) Wraps Up
    Bae Yong joon in period drama
    French culture ambassador
    Missing - movie review
    02.26.2006 - Hallyu, Cultural Coexistence or Imperialism?
    TV dramas continue to show off power overseas
    Korean Weekly News - February 27
    2/24/06 - Lee Yun Hee will costar with Gong Yoo and Sung Yoo Ri in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "San Francisco" scheduled to be aired by MBC on 5/17
    2/24/06 - Lee Jong Hyuk will costar with Yang Dong Geun and Han Ga In in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Doctor Gang"
    2/23/06 - Park Jin Woo will costar with Kim Myung Min and Han Chae Young in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Bad Family"
    TV Rating (2/20/06 – 2/26/06)
    February 28, 2006 - Big money, popularity of TV luring Korean stars back to the small screen
    2006.02.27 - An Jae-wook Plans to Sweep Americas
    Feb 28, 2006 - Song Hye-kyo, Cha Tae-hyun Promote "My Girl and I" in Hong Kong
    Actor Jang Dong-kun Meets 1,000 Fans from 14 Countries
    Moon Keun-young, 19-year-old actress matriculated at Sungkyunkwan University's Suwon campus, outside of Seoul, Tuesday
    Yun Seok-ho Completes His Four Seasons of Love
    2006.03.01 - 'Tree of Heaven': a new tryout for a resurgence of Korean Wave
    Directors clash with daily over screening quota cut
    Korean Box Office Report - February 24/26
    2006/03/01 - Korean movie 'Mimong' portrays a woman's desire in 1930s
    Oldest Korean Film Has Historical Value
    Will 'Spring Waltz' Deliver for Henney and Its Producer?
    K-pop star Rain in a bid for US stardom

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    3/1/06 - Kim Hae Sook (50) will act in the movie "Sunflower", playing Kim Rae Won's character Dae Shik's mother
    2/28/06 - MBC decides to extend the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Palace" for 4 more episodes
    2/28/06 - Park Shi Eun (26) will costar with Yang Dong Geun and Han Ga In in drama "Doctor Gang"
    2/27/06 - In her new drama "Dr. Gang", Han Ga In plays an intelligent doctor Kim Yoo Na
    Box office Top 10 (2/20/06 – 2/26/06)
    Korean Films Praised at the Berlin Film Festival
    Mar 2, 2006 - Actor Hyun Bin Becomes Top Hallyu Star in Japan
    Lee Joon-ki to Flog Phones for Performance-Related Pay
    March 3 - S Korean actors' fan meeting in Bangkok, SHK & CTH
    Seven Korean Films to Be Shown on American TV
    'King' to Claim All-Time Box Office Title
    'King and the Clown' to Become No. 1 Hit
    2006.03.03 - Blood Rain Takes Top Prize in Japan
    Korean cinema spotlighted in Mexico City
    Entertainers in Military Stir Debate
    2006/03/04 - Movie audience numbers in Seoul fall sharply in February
    03.05.2006 - More Than One Reason to See the Movie
    Is It Good News for Korean Films?
    March 6, 2006 - Star of "Phantom"
    March 05, 2006 - The Clowns Become Kings
    'The King and the Clown' makes S. Korean box office history
    2006/03/06 - Korean characters on American drama receive thumbs up
    Shim Eun ha delivered a 3.2 kg baby girl on 3 March 2006 at 7:40pm
    Ahn Jae Wook and Lee Bo Young are in talks to star in the KBS drama, Wild Beast and the Witch
    3/6/06 - The representative of Eric's agency reveals that Eric checked out of the hospital on 3/4
    3/5/06 - The movie "King and the Clown" breaks the box office record held by the movie "Tae Guk Gi"
    All-Time Korean Movie Box Office TOP 10
    3/1/06 - Ahn Jae Wook and Park Sun Young will each lead a drama scheduled to be aired in May
    TV Rating (2/27/06 – 3/5/06)
    Mar.6, 2006 - Press in Frenzy Ahead of Won Bin's First Army Leave

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    Korean Weekly News - March 6
    Korean Box Office Report - March 3/5
    2006/03/07 - Cabinet OKs halving of screen quota
    Film industry staff launch 24-hour sit-in against quota cut
    2006.03.07 - KWON Sang-woo and KIM Ha-neul reunite
    King and the Clown beats Taegukgi
    Drama "Trees in Heaven" to Air in Japan
    'King' to Open in Japan Next Spring
    Moon Geun-Young Chooses New Film
    Tide Begins to Turn on Korean Wave
    Japan Airing More S. Korean TV Dramas
    Korean wave grips Egyptian people
    S. Korea confirms reduced quota for local movies amid protest
    Lee Joon Ki from "The King and The Clown" In A Contest Of Honor With Jo Hyun Jae from "Seo Dong's Song"
    Mar 8, 2006 - Jun Ji-hyun, Jung Woo-Sung to Visit Japan to Promote 'Daisy'
    March 8, 2006 - Korean Pop Culture to Spread to SoCal
    Thinking Out of the Box Proves a Success for Hit Drama "Palace"
    A Good Time for Gay Movies in East and West
    March 07, 2006 - "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" Wins Best Film Award in Portugal
    3/7/06 - Sung Yoo Ri will lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "San Francisco" scheduled to be aired by MBC on 5/31
    Box office Top 10 (2/27/06 – 3/5/06)
    Mar. 6, 2006 - Korean 'Gangster 3' ready to roll
    Shu steeping in after Zhang passes on role
    Gold Circle plans 'Daisy' reflowering
    Lau-helmed pic will feature 'Sassy' star Jeon
    'Daisy' depicts tragic love triangle
    Pretty 'Daisy' Pretty Flimsy
    Lee Do-hyun aims to become 'inspiring' actress

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    March 09, 2006 - Jo Jae-Hyun Leads 100th Im Kwon-Taek
    MARCH 10, 2006 - Daisy
    Box Office in Seoul (March 3 ~ 9, 2006)
    2006.03.10 - Eric Expresses Feelings after Discharge from Hospital
    Actor Kim Jung-hoon Seeks to Captivate Japanese Fans
    Box Office 'King' Creates 8,200 Jobs
    KBS Drama on Legendary Admiral Yi Sun-shin Honored
    More than kimchi: Korean dramas invade Pinoy TV
    'Grain in Ear' director defends the oppressed and their hopes
    Mar 11, 2006 - The implications of naming the new developer for the Hallyuwood complex
    2006.03.10 - 20 Korean films to be showcased in Tokyo
    Daisies for JEON Ji-hyun
    King and the Clown gets Royal Treatment
    2006/03/11 - Popular South Korean comedian dies of heart failure
    Comedian Kim Dies of Heart Attack
    Park Haeli got married to girlfriend whom he had been dating for 5 years
    2006/03/12 - 'The King and the Clown' continues to break records
    After Big Screen Success Son Ye-jin Returns to TV
    12 March 2006 - Movie "Our Happy Time" First Public Press Conference - Kang Dong Won, Lee Na Young, and Director Song Hae Sung
    Alone in Love Production Meeting Report
    Korean Weekly News - March 13
    3/13/06 - Song Yoon Ah and Lee Dong Wook will lead the movie "I Forgot to Say"
    3/10/06 - Choi Soo Jong will lead the large-scale historical drama "Dae Jo Young" on KBS1 in August following the final episode of "Seoul 1945"
    3/9/06 - Ahn Yun Hong will costar with Sung Yoo Ri, Gong Yoo, and Lee Yun Hee in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "One Fine Day" aka "San Francisco"
    3/9/06 - Lee Joon Gi will have a large-scale fan meeting with more than 12,000 fans scheduled to be held at "Jamsil Sports Complex" of Seoul on 5/21
    TV Rating (3/6/06 – 3/12/06)
    Mar 13, 2006 - Jang Dong-kun to Give Exclusive Interview on Japanese TV
    Jang Dong-kun on His Family's Experience of Division
    Actor Lee Byung-hun to Meet 50,000 Fans at Tokyo Dome

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    Director Cho Chang-ho poses with the Lotus jury prize for his movie "The Peter Pan Formula" on Sunday, at France's annual Asian Film Festival in Deauville
    With 'Chonnyonhak' Im Kwon-taek Reaches 100 Films
    Korean Box Office Report - March 10/12
    2006/03/14 - Dramas lead rising exports of S. Korean broadcasts
    Mar 14, 2006 - Film "Daisy" Draws Largest Audience over Weekend
    'Jekyll and Hyde' Debuts in Japan
    Actor/Singer Ryu Si-won to Tour Japan
    Award-Winning Actress Moon So-ri Thrives on Risks and Versatility
    MARCH 13, 2006 - Comedian's Last Request: Happier TV
    [2006 KOREAN CINEMA PREVIEWS] Kim Hae-Gon's 보고싶은 얼굴 (The Face I Miss)
    2006/03/15 - Korean language textbooks to feature dramas for Asian readers
    March. 14, 2006 - Kim Do-heon leaves a funeral ceremony for his father, the comedian Kim Hyeong-gon
    Director Cho Chang-ho poses with the Lotus jury prize for his movie "The Peter Pan Formula" on Sunday, at France's annual Asian Film Festival in Deauville
    Movie director-comedian Shim Hyung-rae, designer Andre Kim, Gyeonggi Province Governor Sohn Hak-kyu, K-pop singer Shoo cut the cake to celebrate a memorandum of understanding to establish "Hallyuwood"
    3/15/06 - Lee Eun Woo, Lee Tae Ran, Kim Hye Sun, and Choi Jung Won attend the poster photo shoots for their new weekend drama "Seven/Chil Princess"
    3/15/06 - Oh Yun Soo (35) plays Song Il Kook (35)'s mother in the large-scale 50-episode Monday-Tuesday historical drama "The Book of Three Han: The Chapter of Joo Mong"scheduled to be aired by MBC in May
    3/14/05 - In March and April, three major TV stations are broadcasting competitive dramas; Princess, Spring Waltz and Period of Love
    Box office Top 10 (3/6/06 – 3/12/06)
    The second lead of "One Fine Day" confirmed to be Nam Gong Min
    2006.03.17 - Actress Kim Min-hee enjoys limelight again
    Mar.16, 2006 - A Japanese Wave in Korean Movie Theaters?
    Lovebirds - Dear Heaven
    King & the Clown Tops Korean Film of All Time

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    2006.03.17 - Kim Jae-won to Appear in Charity Concert In Japan
    Box Office (March 10 - 16, 2006)
    Actress Ha Ji-won Praised in France as "Pearl of Asia"
    KBS TV's "Gag Concert" to Be Held in Japan
    2006.03.16 - Korean Syndrome dramas and films to be integrated into Korean language textbooks
    3/15/06 - BYJ-Choi Jiwoo, Korean Current stars chosen by Asian reporters
    Film 'Classic' to be made into a TV animation
    March 13, 2006 - Korean soap-opera craze reaches United States
    March 18, 2006 - Korean Actress LYA Appears in Chinese Ads
    Jeon Ji Hyun Returns To The Big Screen In Surefire Hit Daisy
    2006.03.13 - JJH and KJE are very much like a couple
    Mar.19, 2006 - Jun Ji-hyun Vehicle Aims Straight for the Tear Ducts
    Yiruma to Hold Concert Before Military Service
    3/20/06 - Uhm Tae Woong and Lee Sung Jae will lead the 16-episode drama "Stranger than Paradise"
    3/17/06 - Shinhwa's Kim Dong Wan will be a guest star in his colleague Lee Min Woo's new movie "Angel of Round-table"
    3/16/06 - Jang Dong Gun shows up in the "Taegukgi Ceremony" held after Korean baseball team beats Japanese team in the second round match of the "World Baseball Classic" held at "Angel Stadium" of Anaheim, California
    3/16/06 - Daniel Henney and Uhm Jung Hwa will lead the movie "Hitting on Keanu"
    3/15/06 - MBC will broadcast a 90-minute special program "Palace Season 1.5" at 11:05p.m. on 3/30 after the final episode of "Palace Season 1" is wrapped up
    TV Rating (3/13/06 – 3/19/06)
    2006.03.20 - Singer Rain, Actress Lim Soo-jung to Act Together in New Film
    Korean Weekly News - March 20
    Mar 21, 2006 - Actress Kim Min-sun to Attend Mayenne Film Festival
    Popular Gadget Turns Users Into Movie File Thieves
    2006.03.17 - 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance' Selected Best Foreign Film in Hong Kong
    2006.03.20 - France, Mexico Host Korean Film Shows

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    Two stars of the hit series Jewel in the Palace visiting the Philippines on Mar. 22
    Korean Version of Japanese "The Convoy Show" to Be Produced
    March 22, 2006 - Celebrities sign up as organ donors
    Talent agencies say army is 'using' stars
    Lawsuit threatened over military 'entertainment unit'
    Korean Box Office Report - March 17/19
    Mar 22, 2006 - Ko Hyun-jung to Make Film Debut
    Korean-Chinese Director Wins Grand Prix at Cinema Novo Film Festival
    Now, Just Where Do These Similarities End...? Movie - After School
    March. 23, 2006 - Actor Choi Min-sik joins film students to protest against a cut in the screen quota at Jongmyo Park in Seoul
    Mexican director alerts S. Korea to aftermath of screen quota cut
    'Almost Love' mixes romantic comedy with melodrama
    Help Asia's Poor Get Access to Clean Drinking Water
    3/21/06 - Ahn Jae Wook, Lee Bo Young and Oh Yoon Ah will costar in the Monday-Tuesday romance-comedy drama "Wild Beast and Witch" aka "Mr. Goodbye" on KBS2 on 5/15 after "Spring Walltz"
    Box office Top 10 (3/13/06 – 3/19/06)
    MARCH 23, 2006 - Chemistry; KSW and KHN's new movie preview
    "A Jewel In the Palace" Concerts to Be Held in Korea, Japan
    Film "Duelist" to Be Screened in France, Japan
    March 24, 2006 - Im Kwon-taek's 100th film
    Top Actresses to Appear on Big Screen
    Animation Update: The Classic
    KFC Publishes Promotional Brochures for Korean Directors
    Culture Ministry, KOCCA Pledge 10 Bil. Won to Export Cultural Content
    March 26, 2006 - What nude scenes mean for actresses

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    Korean wave crosses the pacific
    2006/03/27 - Scorsese says S. Korean movie industry needs protecting
    Musical brings Korean horrors home
    March 27, 2006 - Korean films highlighted at festivals
    Prime Entertainment Expands
    Duelist to Screen in Japan and France
    2006.03.28 - Actor Lee Byung-hun to Act in New Film "A Summer's Tale"
    S. Korea's new culture minister to promote exchanges with Asia
    Choi Jiwoo will be back with a Korean drama in September this year
    'Korean Wave' needs makeover to stand test of time: experts
    Lee Byung-Heon Goes Back to Melodrama
    2006/03/29 - Park Chan-wook starts shooting movie 'Cyborg' starring Bi
    2006/03/29 - 'Korean Wave' draws rising number of female tourists to S. Korea
    Mar 29, 2006 - Korean Animation "MISA" to be Exported to Japan
    Film "Swiri" to Be Adapted into 20-Episode TV Drama in Japan
    Actor Song Il-gook to Meet Fans
    Ha Ji won and Lee Dong Gun will be pairing for the first time in SBS drama, "Smile Again" to be shot in Switzerland
    Mar.29, 2006 - Daniel Henney and the Women
    03.22.2006 - Celebrity Couple Donates W100 Mil. to Relief Group
    Korean Weekly News - March 29
    Korean Box Office Report - March 24/26
    All Time Box Office Top 20 (Korean Films)
    2006/03/30 - US show biz daily expands coverage of South Korean pop culture
    Actor/Singer Ahn Jae-wook Set to Captivate Japan
    Actor Bae to Appear in Japanese Textbook

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    Mar.29, 2006 - Oscar Wins Failing to Draw Big Audiences in Korea
    March 31, 2006 - Is Korean Wave a domestic money-maker?
    3/31/06 - Actress Chae Rim (27) and Singer Lee Seung Hwan (41) decide to divorce after their 3 years marriage
    3/30/06 - Lee Dong Gun will lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Smile Again"
    TV Rating (3/20/06 – 3/26/06)
    Box office Top 10 (3/20/06 – 3/26/06)
    Jewel in the Palace fever hits Manila
    Great Inheritance on KBS starring Han Ji Min and Jae Hee, on 3/5/06
    March 31, 2006 - Gay-Themed Film Gives Closet Door a Tug
    April 1, 2006 - Stalking Keanu
    Rivals (Rain, Jay Chou)
    March 31, 2006 - Yonsama to Appear in Japanese Textbook
    Apr 3, 2006 - New York Times Introduces Korean Film "King and the Clown"
    4/3/06 - KBS2 and MBC starts their new weekend dramas, first episode of "Chil Princess" aired by KBS2 on 4/1 scored TV rating over 20%
    4/3/06 - The movie "Almost Love" starring Kwon Sang Woo and Kim Ha Neul has been at the first place of box office for the second consecutive week
    4/1/06 - Soh Ji Sup's new homepage is opened on 3/31
    TV Rating (3/27/06 – 4/2/06)
    04.03.2006 - Star Couple Tackles Love on Big Screen (Love Phobia)
    Korean TV Commercial Wave Hits Asia
    Apr 4, 2006 - Stardom: Chance for new life?
    Korean Box Office Report - March 31/April 2
    Korean Film Directors series published by KOFIC
    The Korean connection
    Actor Daniel Henney Works as "Messenger of Hallyu Culture"
    Actor on a roll but still hungry [HERALD INTERVIEW - Park Yong-woo]
    Korean Weekly News - April 4
    04.04.2006 - Shanghai to Host Korean Wave Festival in Sept.

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    Apr 5, 2006 - Lee Jun-gi Captivates China
    Korean stars add glamor to fashion show in China
    Apr. 3, 2006 - Royal production values for 'Princess'
    Aesthetics often cited as key draw for younger viewers
    South Korea: Utilizing local drama, smaller nets tighten race
    Han Chae-young will play an 'old maid' who works in disguise to avenge the betrayal of her former lover in MBC's Fireworks
    2006.04.05 - Dramas Starring Uhm Tae-woong to Air in Japan
    Usama Cho Seung-woo sweeps Japan
    Melodrama Princess (CJW) Back With New Movie
    Andre Kim Opens 'Preview in Shanghai'
    Chinese Fans Can't Get Enough of Lee Joon-ki
    Apr.5, 2006 - Choi Ji-woo Remains Huge Box-Office Draw in Japan
    "8th Women's Film Festival in Seoul" to Be Held Apr. 6-14
    Shin Min-ah cast in new Kwak Jae-yong film
    Florence hosts 'Samsung Korea Film Fest'
    Apr 6, 2006 - 'Winter Sonata' Exported to South America
    Actor Lee Seo-jin's 1st Fan Meeting in Japan Sold Out
    4/6/06 - Goo Hye Sun will costar with Lee Min Woo in the daily drama "Pure 19" scheduled to be aired by KBS on 5/22
    4/6/06 - Agency "Namoo Actors" announces that they just signed exclusive management contracts with Kim So Yun and Kim Hyo Jin
    4/6/06 - Agency "E21" signs an exclusive management contract with Han Hye Jin who is popular due to her drama "Tough Geum Soon"
    4/4/06 - Bae Yong Joon's agency "BOF" signs an exclusive two-year management contract with Lee Na Young on 4/3
    Movie review - 'Scary' Turns Love Comedy on Its Head
    2006.04.07 - Actress Goh Ah-ra Cast in Joint Movie by Japan and Mongolia
    Andre Kim's fashion show held in Shanghai
    2006.04.07 - Actor Lee Byung-hun Ranked on "Favorite Actors" List in Japan
    Film "The Love Tree" Starring Choi Ji-woo Previewed in Tokyo
    April 7, 2006 - 'Hanbok' rediscovered on screen

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    Apr.7, 2006 - Multiplexes Take Over Korean Film World
    Lee Byung-hun Among Japan's All-Time Favorite Actors
    4/7/06 - Kim Hee Sun will costar with Lee Dong Gun in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Smile Again" scheduled to be aired by SBS on 5/17 following the final episode of "Bad Family"
    Box office Top 10 (3/27/06 – 4/2/06)
    2006/04/08 - Lee Byung Hun and Su Ae will co-star in melodrama
    2006/04/10 - Park Chan-wook master of absurd in Korean, Asian way: NYT
    4/10/06 - Choi Jin Shil will lead the suspense thriller movie "Disappearance (실종)"
    TV Rating (4/3/06 - 4/9/06)
    Korean Weekly News - April 9
    2006.04.10 - Hyun Young, Hsu Chi to Meet in Korean Movie
    "The King and The Clown" Launches Licensing Business
    Choi Jin-Shil Returns to Chungmuro
    Love Phobia, Love in Two Kinds of World
    Director KWAK to Adapt Japanese Novel
    Bae Doo-na: Acting Without a Pretty Face On
    April 11, 2006 - 'Older woman' twosomes are advertising's new face
    Korean Box Office Report - April 7/9
    Actor Ji Jin-hee Visits Thailand to Promote Film "Perhaps Love"
    Lee Mi-Sook Returns To Tv with 위대한 유산 (The Great Inheritance)
    April 12, 2006 - Shin Sang-Ok Passes Away
    Production of TV Drama "Spring Waltz" Hits Snag
    'King and the Clown' to be made into a comic book
    4/12/06 - The broadcasting of the Monday-Tuesday KBS2 drama "Spring Waltz" is temporarily suspended for one week
    4/11/06 - Kim Jae Won and Han Ji Min will lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "The Greatest Inheritance" scheduled to be aired by KBS2 on 5/3 following the final episode of "Goodbye Solo"
    Box office Top 10 (4/3/06 – 4/9/06)
    04.13.2006 - 'Yeonriji' Depends Heavily on 'Ji-woo Hime'
    Last Interview (of Dir. Shin Sang-ok)

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    Korea's Young Women Want a Man for His Body (Daniel Henney)
    April 12, 2006 - Shin Sang-ok, Pioneer of Korean Cinema, Passes Away
    Domestic Release The Peter Pan Formula
    LJ Film and Focus Features Join Hands
    2006.04.14 - Film "Love Tree" attracts Japanese Tourists to Woodo Island
    Teen Actress Prioritizes Study Over Stardom
    Results & Photos: The 42nd Baeksang Awards Ceremony (제42회 백상예술대상, 4/14/2006)
    04.16.2006 - Blockbuster 'King and the Clown' Ends 112th Run Tuesday
    Late Director Shin Sang-ok's Life to Be Made Into Film
    Korean Weekly News - Easter Edition
    Apr.17, 2006 - Go Hyun-jeong Poised for Belated Big-Screen Debut
    Korean Box Office Report - April 14/16
    APRIL 18, 2006 - Bed Scenes (Go Hyun-jeong)
    Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won Promote Film "Duelist" in Japan
    'The King and the Clown' closes as new box-office king
    2006.04.19 - American Variety Magazine Gives Acclaim to TV Drama "Princess Hours"
    4/18/06 - Kang Ji Hwan and Han Chae Young will lead the weekend drama "Exhibition of Fireworks" scheduled to be aired by MBC on 5/13 following the final episode of "Shindon"
    4/18/06 - The 6-month filming of the movie "Midair (중천)" in China is wrapped up
    APRIL 20, 2006 - Real Hwang (Jung Min)
    Actor Ji Jin-hee Emerges as Hallyu Star in Thailand
    Sentimental Plot Sinks 'Mr. Underground'

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    2006.04.19 - Janggeum's Dream - now comes in character dolls
    2006.04.20 - Toast with Hallyu star, Lee Young-ae
    Eric Receives Highest Ever Drama Pay Offered
    2006.04.21 - Actress Lee Young-ae to Visit Japan
    Actress Yoon Eun-hye to Act as Fashion Model
    Jeonju film festival to highlight indie spirit
    Box Office in Seoul (April 14 - 20, 2006)
    2006, April 19 - Top three Korean couples most likely to fall in love chosen by audience
    Designer Lee Young-hee promotes Korean color

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    2006, April 23 - BYJ-So Ji Sub, 'The Korean Current top stars are in one place'
    A War of Films This Spring - Local Human Dramas Compete With Hollywood Blockbusters
    2006, April 24 - Movie "Sweet, Scary Lover" tops box office for three weeks
    Kwon Sang-woo to Help Earthquake Victims in Japan
    2006, April 18 - The most popular actors for the first half of 2006: Jang Dong-gun and Jeon Ji-hyun
    The most suitable star for CF model
    JDG made 2 donations in March
    2006, April 24 - Hyun Bin Joins top stars baseball team "Playboys"
    Pitcher Jang Dong Gun of stars baseball team "Playboys" becomes a hot topic
    4/23/06 - Song Seung Hun, Bae Yong Joon, and Soh Ji Sup attend the large-scale wedding of SSH's manager Lee Yong Gyoo held at Arirang Hall of Han River Citizen's Park of Seoul.
    TV Rating (4/17/06 – 4/23/06)
    April 25th, 2006 - HONG Sangsoo Shoots 7th Feature
    King and the Clown Retires After Hit Run
    Shin Hyun-jun Redeems Himself in Another Intense Part
    Apr 26, 2006 - Won Bin Undergoes Surgery in Military
    Actor Cho Han-sun Appointed "Goodwill Ambassador for Switzerland"
    Stamps featuring Lee Young-ae to Be Released in Japan
    Korean Films Receive Hot Spotlight at Udine
    Kim Yun-jin from "Lost" appearing in a campaign for the Red Cross in America
    Kang Hye-jung on Acting With Her Own Boyfriend

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    4/25/06 – "Lee Kim Production", the production company of "Smile Again" led by Lee Dong Gun and Kim Hee Sun, announces that BYJ, "IMX", and "Softbank" would invest 300 million Won in the production of the drama
    Jae Hee and Han Chae Young will visit Japan on 5/1 to meet their Japanese fans
    Box office Top 10 (4/17/06 – 4/23/06)
    April 26, 2006 - Korean Invasion
    Objection to U.S.-S. Korea FTA (Actor Choi Min Sik)
    Apr. 27, 2006 - Korean pic tackles sensitive topic: Kim will helm Gwangju massacre pic
    Japan's Miyazaki Tries to Attract Korean Film and Drama Companies
    Movie review - 'Tie' Bloody Well Worth Watching
    Movie review - Stars Make It Difficult Not to Like 'Phobia'
    Movie review - Go South
    2006.04.28 - Comic star's melodramatic acting in 'South of the Border'
    Dance Battle - new drama about dancing starting 2006.07.26 after One Fine Day ends
    Apr.27, 2006 - Looking Down on the Whole of Seoul
    MBC New September drama "여우야 뭐하니" staring Hyun Bin
    29 April 2006 - Kim Min & Lee Ji Ho's wedding
    Top stars Eric and Lee Jun Ki are scheduled to feature in the same drama, an upcoming action drama (planned to be released in October) called 'The Time of the Dog and Wolf'
    Box Office in Seoul (April 21 - 27, 2006)

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    2006, April 30 - Stars Shine at Seoul Collection
    'South Over the Border,' touching romance of N.Korean defectors
    Rain Makes TIME World 100 List
    5/1/06 – On 5/8, MBC will air the special documentary program of the upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama "Joo Mong" starring Song Il Kook and Han Hye Jin
    5/1/06 – On 5/8, Bi will attend the "Time 100" event held at New York Lincoln Center
    Lee Joon Gi will visit Taiwan on 5/6 to promote his movie "King and the Clown", staying there for 2 days 1 night
    4/27/06 – Suh Ji Hye (22) and Kim Ok Bin (20) will costar in the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Dance Battle" scheduled to be aired by MBC in the summer
    2006, May 1 - 'Rain,' medical doctor, Michelle Wie honored in Time's list
    TIME 100 List
    Three Korean Names Make This Year's Time 100'
    April 28, 2006 - Film director teaches art of action genre (Dir. Ryoo Seung-wan)
    May 02, 2006 - Nice girl' Ko teams with 'bad boy' director Hong
    TV Dramas Revisit Koguryo Kingdom
    Actor Kang Dong-won Receives Favorable Response from Japanese News Media
    Han Chae-young, Jae Hee Hold Fan Meeting in Tokyo
    RYOO Seung-wan Joins in HD Film Project of CJ Entertainment
    1980 Gwangju Incident Film
    Bong, Joon-Ho's new film, The Host, invited for screening at the Cannes Film Festival
    May 2, 2006 - Hong Kong Hankers for 'Spirit of Janggeum' in Classroom
    2006, May 3 - Lee Jun-gi to Visit Taiwan to Promote "The King and The Clown"
    "Daisy" Ready to Top Chinese Box-Office
    Singer, Fany/Hwan Hee from Ftts is to star in the MBC's July drama " Dance Battle"
    Kim Ok Bin, the lead of "Dance battle" going through tough training of singing and break dancing
    Shim Eun Kyung of the popular movie " My Wife is a Gangster 1&2" will be staring in a new SBS september drama "Hot blooded bride"
    More Asianovelas on ABS-CBN 2

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    May 3rd 2006 - When Yon-sama and Lee Youngae meet, join hands and drive Korean Current
    Asian Representation Weak at Cannes
    Song Hye Gyo is selected to lead the movie "Hwang Jin Yi"
    Box office Top 10 (4/24/06 – 4/30/06)
    Movie review - Sad movie, but pretty faces
    2006, May 04 - Lee Byung-hun Most Popular Korean Star in Fan Meeting
    K-Film News & Box Office [2006, May 4]
    50 most important figures in Chungmuro
    Fans Crowd Tokyo Dome to Meet Korean Idol
    MAY 05, 2006 - Byung-hun Fever
    Rain Invited to ABC TV Headquarters in New York
    Hwan Hee, one of the members of the music group "Fly To The Sky" is selected to lead the 16-episode Wednesday-Thursday drama "Over The Rainbow" aka "Dance Battle"
    On 5/7, Jo Hyun Jae, his domestic and overseas fans celebrate his 26th birthday (5/9) in advance at Kwangwoon University of Seoul
    On 5/4, Lee Dong Gun films scenes of his new Wednesday-Thursday drama "Smile Again" at Rigi Kaltbad of Switzerland
    5/5/06 – Lee Yo Won will costar with Ahn Sung Gi, Cha In Pyo (cameo), Song Jae Ho, and Na Moon Hee in the movie “Splendid Holiday"
    TV Rating (5/1/06 – 5/7/06)
    May 8, 2006 - Korean-American golfer Michelle Wie with model Dennis O at an event organized by Nike Golf
    May 09, 2006 - Fan clubs to the fore in influencing decisions
    Lee Jun Ki will be guest staring in the first ep. of SBS 101 proposal which starts after Alone in Love ends
    2006/05/09 - ABC plans TV documentary on S. Korean pop singer Rain
    Actress Lee Young-ae Captivates Japanese Fans' Hearts
    Sets of Drama "The Four Gods" Attract Japanese Tourists
    K-Film News & Box Office [2006, May 9]
    Korean TV Drama Hub [News/Ratings/Info]

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    May 9, 2006 - Rain Walks Red Carpet as One of the Time 100
    Thousands Come Out to Meet Lee Young-ae in Japan
    A drama about B-boy will be aired on Mnet
    May 10, 2006 - Asiana Airlines flying high on 'Korea Wave'
    'Daejanggeum-ho' ready to fly in Asian skies
    'Time 100' party
    Actor Song Seung-heon to Send Message to SG Wannabe's Concert in Japan
    Uhm Breaks Stereotype in New Movie
    Actor Choi Min-sik gives a lecture to students of Kuro High School in Kuro-gu, expressing his opposition to South Korea's free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States and a screen quota cut
    MAY 11, 2006 - Movie Soup (movie review)
    5/9/06 – Lee Joon Gi will appear as a guest star (cameo) in the first episode of the Monday-Tuesday drama "The 101st Propose" aka "She's Too Perfect", scheduled to be aired by SBS on 5/29
    5/8/06 – Yoon Son Ha who has been active in Japanese dramas for 6 years since 2000, is invited to lead the 4-episode drama "Her Cerebral Hemorrhage Story"
    Box office Top 10 (5/1/06 – 5/7/06)
    May 11, 2006 - Japanese Wave Flows Warm
    Singer/Actor Choi Jung-won to Hold Fan Meeting in Japan
    2006.05.12 - Welcome To Dongmakgol wins Audience Award at Udine
    Documentary Between to receive theatrical release
    Film "Typhoon" to Be Shown at American Theaters
    My Sassy Girl Remake
    Korean entertainer Ryu Si-won sings before Japanese fans in an open-air concert in Tokyo on Friday
    ABC Plans Documentary on Korean Pop Singer
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    May 15, 2006 - Internet film-fest opens in Seoul
    5/14 – Top stars' baseball team "Playboys" plays its first game at Kyunggido
    TV Rating (5/8/06 – 5/14/06)
    05/15 - S. Korean movie workers to protest FTA with U.S. in Cannes
    Ryu Si-won Promises to Abstain from Dating
    Second wave of Korean top stars crossing over to Japan
    Baseball brings together top entertainers
    Film noir showcases duo's martial arts skills
    [K-Film News & Box Office] May 15
    May 16 - Actor Lee Joon-ki's Fan Meeting Likely to Attract 12,000 Asian Fans
    Drama "Sorry, I Love You" to Air on Japanese TV
    Korean toon is a 'Classic': Jin-cheol will helm tube adaptation
    May 17 - Fire Breaks Out at Actor Bae Yong-joon's House
    Thai TV broadcasting company's advertising income soars with Jewel In The Palace
    5/17 – Hong Soo Ah to act in the Monday-Tuesday drama "The 101st Propose" aired by SBS on 5/29
    5/16 – Oh Ji Ho will costar with Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, Korean actor Lee Bum Soo and actress Hyun Young in the movie "My Wife is a Gangster 3"
    Movie Review 05-18-2006: 'Family' Plays by Its Own Wonderful Rules
    Photos of Kim Jung Hwa singing (?)
    05/18 - S. Korea, China agree to cooperate on copyrights
    05/19 - Director Shin Dong-il's "A Visitor" Invited to Seattle International Film Festival

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    May 21, 2006 - Koreans, French Fight Hollywood Domination
    Kim Ki-duk's Film Will Open Karlovy Film Festival
    The London Korean Film Festival
    Movie review: Film sees love, not blood ties, key for family
    05/22 - Cannes backs Korean protest against cut in domestic film quota
    Korean stars accessible via mobile phones in Japan
    5/21 – Kim Ha Neul (28) and Kim Joo Hyuk (34) are selected to lead the drama "Lovers" scheduled to be aired by SBS in September
    5/20 – Wedding of Lee Ah Hyun (34), who played the elder sister of the role KSS in the drama "My Name is Kim Sam Soon", held at "Grand Hyatt Hotel Grand Ball Room" of Seoul
    5/19 – On 5/18, the production company "Yoon & Joon" announces that Kim Sun Ah is selected to lead the movie "Thursday's Child"
    5/18 – Kim Jung Wook selected to lead the 4-episode drama "Her Cerebral Hemorrhage Story"scheduled to be aired by MBC in July following the final episode of "The Exhibition of Fireworks"
    5/18 – On 5/11, Jang Dong Gun, Lee Hyo Ri, and Lee Joon Gi had photo shoots for fashion brand "Giordano" catalogue in a studio located at Sansoodong of Seoul
    TV Rating (5/15/06 – 5/21/06)
    May 22 - Rising Actress Goh A-ra Introduced in Japan
    [K-Film News & Box Office] May 22
    Max from DBSK is going to be staring in Snow flakes/flowers
    May 23, 2006 - "A Summer Story" Starring Lee Byung-hun to Be Exported to Japan
    Korean Movie 'The Unforgiven' Wins Applause at Cannes Review from Cannes
    Drama Review: Are you 'Alone in Love'?
    Now: Who really matters in Korea?
    Five players making a global impact now.
    05/23 - S. Korea's culture industry grows 10 pct annually
    Auds ignore quota cuts
    Biz now eyes foreign fields as local pics continue B.O. run
    Eric returning to the small screen in Sept/Oct in MBC weekend drama" Sweet Guy" with Lee Da Hae

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    May 21, 2006 - Next: Who will matter in Korea in the future?
    May 24 - Animation "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" to Be Aired on NHK
    Hong Kong's Film Noir "A Better Tomorrow" to Be Remade in Korea
    KBS World to Sign Transmission Contract with Thai Network
    Kim Hee Soon and Park Ji Yoon acting as Geishas in a later part of the year MBC drama "Hae Eo Hwa"
    May 24 - Son Ye-Jin Cast in Lee Sung-Gang's New Film
    Movie Review - 'Violence' is freak-out for hardcore action film geeks
    May 24 - Bae Yong-joon Laments the Price of Fame
    5/23 – Ha Ji Won and Im Chang Jung will lead the movie "Miracle on The 1st Street"
    5/23 – Entertainment company "Star Max" announces that Kim Hee Sun and Park Ji Yoon are selected to costar in the 24-episode historical drama "Haeuhwa - Beautiful Woman" on MBC
    5/22 – Cha In Pyo will lead the Korea-China collaborated drama "Kind Heart in the War"
    Jumong Appeal
    May 25 - Korean Action Film Sold to 20 Nations (City of Violence)
    Actor Cha Tae-hyun to Marry on June 1
    Wedding photos of Cha Tae Hyun
    May 25 - Film "The Host" Likely to Achieve Highest Export Amount
    Movie review - 'My Piano,' Neither Good Nor Bad
    Korean Movie 'The Host' Received Well
    SIM Entertainment submerged into Popcorn Film, A Movie Producer
    May 26 - Thais choose Lee Young-ae and Song Seung-heon as Favorite Korean Actors

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    Director Kim Ki-deok's "Time" Previewed
    An Emotional Tour de Force for Uhm Jung-hwa
    BoA at Cannes
    TYPHOON will open in US-select cities on June 2, 2006
    Bae Do na, Chae Rim, Kim Seung Soo and Oh Yoon Ah will be co-starring in the new MBC 16 eps drama "Some day"
    Kim Ki-duk's Time to Open Karlovy Vary Fest
    May 29 - Stars from the 1990s back in the game (Ko So Young, Go Hyun Jung)
    [K-Film News & Box Office] May 29
    May 30 - Actors sign eco-handbags
    Korean Line-up New York Asian Film Festival
    Cannes Backs Anti-screen Quota Cut Protests

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    June 01, 2006 - New York Times interviews Korean director Bong, Joon-Ho
    Kim Min Joon has been added to the cast of Someday
    June 2 - Actor Won Bin to Be Discharged from Military
    Actor So Ji-sub Receives Cheers from Japanese, Chinese Fans
    06/02 - Hanbando Deals with Unification
    Korean cinema at Cannes 2006
    S. Korean films hit new low at box office in May
    Ha Ji-won Cleared of Share Price Manipulation
    Star Discharged After Brief Stint With Frontline Unit (Won Bin)
    June 03, 2006: Choi Wan Gyu's new historical drama focuses on a Goguryeo hero
    Joo Ji Hoon's update
    Harvard Business School Students To Learn "Hallyu"
    Shin Hye Jin and Park Jin Hee will be co-starring in SBS "Come back, Soon Ae"
    June 3 - Washington Post Hails Movie 'Typhoon'
    June 5 - Actor Yoo Ji-tae's Directed Work Invited to Japanese Film Festival
    Actor Lee Seo-jin to Hold First Fan Meeting in Japan
    The Return of Soon-Ae

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    June 05, 2006: To Know Korea, Understand the War
    6/2 - Eric is selected to lead the drama "Sweet Guy (스위트 가이)" scheduled to be aired by MBC in September
    6/2 - The production company "Yellow Film" announces that Bae Doo Na, Kim Min Joon, Kim Sung Soo, and Oh Yoon Ah are selected to lead the 16-episode drama "Someday"
    6/2 - KBS2 announces that Yoo Oh Sung is selected to lead the Wednesday-Thursday drama "Invisible Man Choi Jang Soo scheduled to be aired on 7/5
    TV Rating (5/29/06 – 6/4/06)
    June 05: K-Film News & Box Office update from Twitch
    June 6 - History Attests to Korean Stars' All-Natural Looks
    MBC's Sageuk 주몽 (Jumong) Becomes Major Hit
    Photos of Won Bin's military release
    June 7 - Rain to Perform in Vietnam
    Actor Won Bin Discharged from Military Service Due to Illness
    Injured Star Discharged from Military Service
    Too Handsome (Jo In Sung)
    06/08 'Korean Wave Grand Exhibition' in Japan features Korean stars
    Rising Star (Kim Hye-ok)
    06/09 - Weekend Screenings Korean War Films at KOFA
    LEE Myung-se to Direct Horror Melodrama
    Actor/Singer Ryoo Si-won to Tour Japan
    Seoul 1945: TV Drama Stirs Ideological Controversy
    June 9 - Kim Tae-hee Goes After Online Slanderers
    Conservatives Slam 'Biased' KBS History Drama (Seoul 1945)
    Yoon Se-Ah cast in the upcoming MBC Daily Morning Drama "That's The Way I Like It"
    Add to the Pile, 'A Tale of Two Sisters'

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    June 09 - Actress Hwang Sin-hye Holds 1st Fan Meeting in Japan
    Philippines to Step Up Marketing Campaigns (Eugene selected as tourism envoy)
    06/11 - 'Host' Is a Fight Against Prejudice, Director Says
    6/9 – Kim Jung Hwa is selected to lead the movie "Blue Bicycle"
    6/7 – Yoo Dong Geun, Lee Tae Gon, and Hwang In Young will costar in the large-scale historical drama "Yun Gae So Moon" scheduled to be aired by SBS in early July
    TV Rating (6/5/06 – 6/11/06)
    06/12 - British brothers to remake Korean thriller 'A Tale of Two Sisters'
    Remake of "A Tale of Two Sisters" to Begin Shooting
    06/12 - Full House's Song, Hye-kyo sets foot in Japan
    06/12 - Summer of Horror (movies)
    Yoon Eun-Hye cast in KBS2's new Mon/Tue Drama "The Vineyard Man", which starts broadcasting on 7/24
    June 13 - "Love Talk" Advances to Competition Division of "Karlovy Vary Film Festival"
    K-Film News & Box Office update from Twitch
    The Invisible Man
    KOFIC supports release of Korean films in Japan
    Ha Ji-Won has become the top choice for the upcoming Gisaeng Drama 'Hwang Jin-Yi'
    World Cup: South Korea vs. Togo yields total viewership of 73.7%
    Joo Jin Mo - Lee Bo Young will be traveling to New Zealand together in August to shoot their new SBS weekend drama 'Queen of the Game'
    Jeong Woong In returns to tv drama through new SBS drama 'Come back Ms. Soon-Ae'
    12 June - 25 Most Beautiful Face 2006
    Singer Rain to Perform to Repay Fans
    June 14 - A DVD set as hefty as the flick itself (King and the Clown)
    June 14 - Chung Doo-hong, best martial arts movie director in Korea

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    June 14, 2006: Monster Flick Ups Hype With Five-Poster Campaign
    The New York Asian Film Festival 2006 (June 16 – July 1)
    June 15 - Park Shin-hye Invited to Photo Exhibition for Korean Top Stars
    Flawed 'Carnival' Still Worth Price of Admission
    06/15 - S. Korean movie marketing firm sues file-swapping sites for assisting free download
    Actress Lee Young-ah, the 2006 goodwill ambassador for blood donation
    Song and Jeon are Lee Chang-Dong's Secret Sunshine
    6/15 - Kim Nam Joo and Sul Kyung Goo will lead the movie "His Voice"
    6/12 - Yoo Ho Jung will lead the weekend drama "Desperate Housewife" scheduled to be aired by MBC
    June 16, 2006: Escape artists: Korean directors head overseas to find audiences
    S. Koreans Get Ready for a Summer of Horror
    Drama "Snow Flower" to Be Shot in September
    Jo In-sung Is Back in 'Dirty Carnival'
    June 16, 2006: Hallyu Flagbeare Winter Sonata Will be a Film
    Han Young Sook dies at age 55, debuting 1970, recently appeared in MBC 'Dae Jang Geum' and SBS 'That Woman'
    The first Seoul Drama Awards (SDA) will be presented on August 29, 2006 at KBS hall
    Lee Se Chang & Ji Soo Won star in upcoming 4-episode drama 'finding Dorothy' to air on MBC on July 15th
    June 16, 2006: Korean Films at Shanghai Int. Film Festival
    DreamWorks to Shoot Two Sisters Remake
    Shanghai Int'l Film Festival Welcomes S. Korea
    Washington Post Highly Recommends Typhoon
    Newspaper Ad of "A Love To Kill" in the Philippines
    6/17 - Kim Rae Won and Kim Kang Woo are each selected to lead the drama and movie "Trencherman" respectively
    6/16 - Lee Sung Jae in Monday-Tuesday drama "Stranger than Paradise" scheduled to be aired by SBS
    TV Rating (6/12/06 – 6/18/06)

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    2006-06-19: "April Snow" to Be Re-Released in Japan
    K-Film News & Box Office update from Twitch
    Star known for brashness takes on a softer character (Jang Young Ran)
    "King and Clown" nominated for 15 categories of Daejong award
    43rd Grand Bell Awards Nominations Announced
    Kim Hye-soo Voted Korea's Most Beautiful Face
    06-21: Song Hye-gyo to Release Video Album
    The Host to Be Released in 250 Theaters in Japan
    TV Dramas Obsessed With Blood Ties
    June 21 - The Host Getting Wide Release in Japan
    Hanbando¡ and the Nationalist Rage of Kang Woo-suk
    June 19 - Innovative Korean Film "Host & Guest" Sweeps Seattle International Film Festival
    New MBC weekend drama "Sister" which was first named as "The woman that I miss" in the middle of August after "I really, really love you" ends with Song Yun Ah and Heo Yeong Ran playing the female leads
    6/21 – Song Yun Ah will lead the weekend drama "Elder Sister" scheduled to be aired by MBC on 8/12 following the final episode of "Really Really Like You"
    6/19 – Shim Hye Jin, Park Jin Hee, Lee Jae Hwang and Yoon Da Hoon will co-lead drama "Come Back, Miss Soon Ae" scheduled to be aired by SBS on 7/12
    6/19 – Joo Jin Mo and Lee Bo Young will lead the weekend drama "Queen of Game" to be aired by SBS around the end of November following the final episode of "Love and Ambition"
    A Dirty Carnival Beats X-Men
    June 22 - Less 'Formidable,' But Enjoyable (movie review)
    June 24 - Something truly scary: a slashing of property value (movie - Apartment)
    06/25 - Filmmaker Cho Named Best New Director in Durban
    June 25 - Scatological Animation to Hit Screens After Eight Years
    6/26 – Lee Da Hae visits Taiwan on 6/26 to promote her drama "My Girl" currently aired by Taiwan GTV
    6/26 – Ahn Yun Hong selected to act in the weekend drama "Elder Sister " to be aired by MBC on 8/12
    6/24 – Jung Woong In selected to lead the weekend drama "Rude Women" aka "Desperate Housewife by MBC
    6/22 – Kang Dong Won will costar with Kim Nam Joo and Sul Kyung Goo in the movie "His Voice"
    The poster of KDW's movie "Our Happy Time" is released on 6/26
    6/21 – Yoo Ji Tae is selected to lead the movie "Hwang Jin Yi " co-starring with Song Hye Gyo
    TV Rating (6/19/06 – 6/25/06)

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    June 26, 2006: Korean Broadcasts to Be Exported to Eastern Europe
    Actress Lee Da-hae to Visit Taiwan
    New Book Pinpoints Fallacies of Star Marketing
    New actor Oh Man Seok will be co-starring with Yoon Eun Hye in KBS July drama "The Vineyard man"
    Ohn Joo-wan Awarded for Best Performance at South African Film Festival
    06/26: MBC's Drama "Prince of the Legend" is driven to broadcast in Japan TV
    CHUNGMURO NEWS (updates from Twitch)
    June 27 - Nostalgia for the bad old days of B-movies
    06/26 - Chinese TV channel launches a Korean-learning program using Korean films
    Jang Na-ra Recognized by Jackie Chan for Success in China
    Lee Ki Woo has been added to the cast of Desperate Housewives
    06/27 - 'Hanbando' Strikes Nationalistic Nerve
    Im Sang-Soo and Hong Sang-Soo Going to Venice
    Korean Horror Moves to New Haunted Territory
    06/28 - Hong Kyung-min to Make Japanese Debut
    Jun 28 - "Winter Sonata The Musical" to be Staged Again in Japan
    June 28 - 'Hanbando' makes viewers feel uneasy
    6/27 – Director Park Chan Wook and Bi (Jung Ji Hoon) are invited to exhibit their new movie "I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK" in the 63rd International Venice Film Festival - August 30th to September 9th, 2006
    6/27 – Lee Gi Woo will costar with Yoo Ho Jung in the weekend drama "Rude Women" aka "Desperate Housewife"
    6/27 – Ryu Jin's "10 Years Debut Fan Meeting" will be held at 2:00p.m. in "Funky House" of Myungdong, Seoul on 7/30
    6/27 - Kim Sung Soo starts the filming for his new drama "Someday" at Kyunggido on 6/26
    6/26 - Yoon Eun Hye (22) and Oh Man Suk (30) will lead the Monday-Tuesday drama "That Man of Vineyard"

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    2006-06-29: Director Bong Joon-ho Expresses Confidence in Korean Movies
    TV Drama "Firebird" to Air in Japan from July
    'Arang' Interesting But Falls Short
    Screen Quota Cut Begins Saturday
    Movies About Koguryo Strain Sino-Korean Relations
    June 29, 2006: Surprising Comeback of a Reserved Star (Ko So Young)
    Matching Hairstyles for Your Facial Shape
    06/30 - Movie "My Girl and I" to Be Exported to Japan
    June 30 - Gov't to Cut Domestic Screen Quota
    07/01 - S. Korean movie workers to take to streets to rap free trade deal with U.S.
    PHOTOS from the protest rally
    06/30 - Buddhist monks speak out against cut in domestic film quota
    Twitch updates
    July 2 - Chain of violence in 'Dirty Carnival'
    Adult Animation Has Arrived (Aachi & Ssipak)
    U.S. turning to Korean films for remakes
    6/30 - Eric, Lee Dong Gun, Yoo Ji Tae, Ji Jin Hee, and Soh Ji Sup participate in the recording of the music compilation album "Sympathy" Volume 4
    6/29 - The wedding of actress Song Sun Mi (31) is held at "Dynasty Hall" of Shilla Hotel of Seoul on 6/29
    TV Rating (6/26/06 – 7/2/06)

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    2006, July 03: Korean movie My Sassy Girl to Be Dramatized in China
    Kim Yun-jin to Appear on "David Letterman Show'
    July 03 - Im Sang-Soo Going French
    Photos from the Screen Quota Cut protest rally last Saturday (01/07/06)
    July 3 - Cho In-sung arrives at a turning point
    Puchon Fantasy Film Fest Promises Access for All
    MBC will be investing 42 million Korean Won in Eric's new drama "Sweet Guy"
    S. Korea's veteran director urges Seoul to retract movie policy forced by U.S
    Jul 4, 2006: Film Director Park Chan-wook to Judge at 63rd Venice Film Festival
    Yoon Son-ha to Tie Knot in September
    The Host to Open on 250 Screens in Japan
    Peter Pan Formula Wins in South Africa
    07/04 - Bong Joon-ho creates a sympathetic monster in 'The Host'

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    07-06-2006: 'Apartment' Seems Eerily Familiar
    Korea's action man plans to scrub the grit off the screen (Shin Jae-myeong)
    'Stranger than Paradise' to start its broadcasting from the end of July
    07/07 - Actor Kim Jeong-hoon Named Most Prince-like Korean Actor in China
    Korean Cinema to Open in Japan
    TV actress to get married (Yoon Son-ha)
    Son of First President Sues TV Drama 'Seoul 1945'
    Hyun Young Swaps TV Studio for Courtroom
    July 8 - Hanbok fashion show to be staged in Hanok village in Seoul
    July 9 - Big-budget historical dramas popular
    July 10 - Korean Movie "The Host" Be Invited to Sitges International Film Festival
    July 11 - 'Hanbando' director merges fact, fiction and fear of Japan
    'Hanbando' Role Was Patriotic Duty for Cha In-pyo
    7/06 – Park Sol Mi (28) leads the movie "Homicide Case on Paradise with actor is Park Hae Il.
    7/06 – Son Yeh Jin and Gam Woo Sung, the leads of the drama "Alone in Love" will visit Japan on 7/14 to attend the launching promotion of the product 'Synergy Soap"
    TV Rating (7/3/06 – 7/9/06)
    MBC Drama, Jumong has been sold to 5 Asian countries (Taiwan, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam)
    The Bridge at No Gun Ri movie in the making, from
    July 11 - Lee Wan's Fan Meeting Draw 2,000 Japanese Fans
    07/11 - Blockbusters Vie in the Heat of Summer
    Guns blazing, in a Korean sort of way (Typhoon)

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    07/11 - Popular sitcom Francesca is now an animated film
    07/12 - The Host comes with cartoon and games
    JULY 10 - New line of HD-shot action films planned
    PARK Chan-wook named jury member at Venice
    Chinese Spinoff of My Sassy Girl
    Jul 12 - Ahn Jae-wook to Hold Summer Camp for Fans
    Korean Royal Family Exhibit Is a Hit
    7/11 - Kim Ha Neul and Kang Ji Hwan selected to lead the movie "That Day's Atmosphere"
    7/11 – Lee Joo Hyun to act in large-scale historical drama "Yun Gae So Moon"
    Box office Top 10 (7/3/06 – 7/9/06)
    July 13 - Lim Soo-jung and child actress Kim Yu-jeong pose to promote the film "Lump of Sugar"
    07/12 - 10th PiFan Attempts a New Start
    New Version of April Snow Breaks Record in Japan
    Time and The Host Compete in Spain
    S. Korean singer shines big in Japan (RSW)
    Ryoo Shi-won Enraptures Fans in Japan
    Jul 13, 2006: Yoon Seok-ho's Seasonal Series Dramas to Become Films
    Lee Kyung-Young is coming back
    Hanbando Ends Hollywood's Box Office Domination?
    How Do You Say The Host in English?
    Horror Film Series to Hit Television
    July 13 - Cinemas Showcase Heroes, American- and Korean-Style
    07/14 - Actress Lee Young-ae holds Autograph Session in Japan
    Child star, Lee In Sung from the hit sitcom "Hello, Franceska" will be acting as Lee Bum Soo's childhood character in the oncoming September drama "Sweet Guy"
    07/13 - Nationalistic 'Hanbando' Lacks Healthy Perspective
    07/14 - Lady of royal lineage tries her hand at acting

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    2006.07.14 - Lee Joon-ik's Radio Star wraps up shooting
    Successful First Half for Korean Film Industry
    Park Shi-yeon from 'My Girl' to play the role of 'cheon-gwan-nyeo' in SBS period drama 'yeon ge so mun
    Kim Ok-bin in upcoming MBC drama 'over the rainbow' playing an aspiring singer and dancer has been spending three hours a day at the dance academy
    Shim Eun-kyeong (age 10) to play the young version of 'hwang jin' in the upcoming KBS drama about famous joseon era gisaeng
    July 14 - Ha Ji-won to Play Famous Chosun-Era Entertainer
    July 16 - Forbidden love in 'One Fine Day'
    July 17 - New Zealand effects experts advise Korean moviemakers
    That river creature is his baby: Meet the maker of 'Host'
    'My Wife Is a Gangster 3' Takes New Direction With Hong Kong Actress
    Japanese models on the rise in Korean show business
    Lee Bo-Young and Yoo Jeong-Hyeon to host the 43rd Grand Bell Awards
    'Jumong' surpasses the 40% viewership mark faster than 'Dae Jang Geum' did
    Jang Naracast to star in new Korea-China joint drama 'Good Morning Shanghai'
    Ha Hee-Ra stars in new MBC morning drama 'Be Good While I'm Here" starts the drama with low viewership
    Jul 18 - Lee Byung-heon Falls Victim to Malicious Rumors in Japan
    Korean Wave Star Takes Love Affair Rumor to Court
    Domestic Film Tops Box Office
    Domestic Movie Invited to Swiss Film Festival
    July 14, 2006: Actress Competition between Hye Gyo & Ji Won Has Begun
    Lee Jun cast as 'Eun ho' in in upcoming KBS2 drama 'Hwang Jini'
    Lee In-Hye cast as 'Gae ddong-ee' in KBS2 drama 'Hwang Jini'
    Lee Yoon-Mi and Joo Young-Hoon to wed on October 29th, 2006
    July 18, 2006: Righteous Ties Teaser Trailer Released
    JULY 20: Musical Actress Sonya to Go to Broadway
    Film "Dirty Carnival" Draws 2 million viewers
    JULY 21 - Actors Sohn Tae-yung and Lee Ki-woo to Visit Thailand
    Fans Flock to See Bae Yong-jun during His Secret Visit to Japan
    Song Seung-heon's Japanese Fan Club Site Server Frozen
    July 19-21: Acting Range (Lee Sung Jae)
    Students Feel Power of Korean Wave First Hand
    Two More Top Film Fests Await Kim Tae-woo
    Song Kang-ho Conquers Fear of Monsters
    KBS Drama Picked as Best Drama in 2006
    Freeze written by Lee Jin-Woo and produced by Jung Jae-Hoon, has sold broadcast rights to Japan for 150 Million Yen (1.2 Billion Won)

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    Jeon Mi-Seon cast as Ha Ji-Won's mother in upcoming drama 'Hwang Jini'
    Im Seong-Eon cast in sbs period drama 'Yeon Gae So Moon' as Kim Yoo-Shin (Lee Jong-Su)'s sister Bo-Hee
    TV Viewership Top 15: July 10 - July 16, 2006
    July 24, 2006: 'King and the Clown' wins 7 Taejong film awards
    MBC is going to produce a new 60 eps drama 'Air City' to celebrate the 5th anniversary of In-cheon Airport
    PHOTOS: The 43rd Daejong Awards Ceremony (7/21/2006)
    Lee Soo Kyung will be replacing Nam Sang Mi as the new MC for SBS Entertainment news
    TV Rating (7/17/06 – 7/23/06)
    Crazy over 'Julian' - My Girl's Lee Dong-Wook has become 'one of us'
    Bad news on the 'Someday, one of the most promising Dramas of late 2006 has gone from MBC to Cable
    'King and the Clown' Wins 7 Grand Bell Awards
    July 24, 2006: Bae Yong-joon, Businessman Extraordinaire
    Kim Yun-jin in Sexy Eiffel Tower Photo Shoot
    Hanaro Launches Internet TV Service (Kim Jung Eun)
    Hong Su-Hyeon, Park Ye-Jinwill play the women of Choi Su-Jong in upcoming KBS period drama 'Dae Jo Young'
    Lee Jong-Su cast as Shilla's top general 'Kim Yoo Shin' in the SBS drama 'Yeon Gae So Mun'
    Jul 25, 2006: Tickets for Film "Fly Daddy" Sold Out before Opening
    'Lump of Sugar' Goes Down Well
    Local Movies Thrive on Nationalism

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    Jul 26, 2006 - "Time" to Be Released Domestically
    [MOVIE REVIEW] Bong's film reveals monster in all of us
    July 25 - Choi Soo Jong, "When else would I feel the joy of founding a country if not in a historical drama"
    July 26 - Filmmakers' Protest over Screen Quota to End Sunday
    July 27 - Horse Film (Im So Jung)
    43rd Crowns King and the Clown
    Film Adaptations Winter Sonata and Autumn in My Heart
    Director Bong Joon-Ho's 'The Host' will be played on record-setting number of screens
    Kong Hyun-joo Recognized in Chinese Portal
    South Korean movie market ranks 9th in world: study
    July 27 - King and Clown Star Works Hard for Little Pay
    'Host' Rewrites Sci-Fi Film History
    Lee Joon-ki Picks 'Fly' to Repeat Success
    Movie 'The Host' Draws Global Attention
    Premiere of 'Stranger than Paradise' (Uhm TaeWoong and Lee SungJae)
    July 28: 'The Host' gathers 450,000 on first day, breaking 'TaeGukGi' opening record
    The Host opens on a record 620 screens
    KIM Hae-gon debuts as a director
    Downpours gone, "The Host" comes
    Animated version of "I Am Sorry But I Love You" to be simultaneously released both in Korea and Japan in early August

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    July 31, 2006: Foreign Backdrop Makes Song Hye-kyo Even Hotter
    Traditional Dramas Beat Trendy Ones
    [HERALD INTERVIEW] Everyone wants a piece of Daniel Henney
    S. Korean movie workers to stage protest outside Roh's office
    "The Host" Stomps to Multiple Box Office Records
    Newest tearjerker on daytime TV
    2006-07-31: Jo In Sung, "Next piece is going to be a melodrama, want to take a break from action"
    August 1: 'HK Citizens Associate Pop Culture with S. Korea'
    'The Host' sets new local box office record
    Film "The Host" Draws Most Viewers on Weekdays
    TV Spot Pitches Korea's Sexiest Against Each Other (Lee Hyori, Jeon Ji Hyun)
    Domestic Film Exports Drop in H1 2006
    Aug 2: Got a good idea for a movie? Now there's a place to sell it
    'The Host' sets new short-term local box office record
    "Rae Won fighting", Japanese fans gather at set of Kim Rae Won's new movie
    'King and Clown' to Screen at Tokyo Fest
    "King and the Clown" Invited to Tokyo Film Festival
    Aug 2 : Lee Byung-heon's Fans Hold Charity Bazaar for Flood Victims
    'Host' Breaks 3 Million Viewer Record in 6 Days
    'Host' Director Embarks on Whirlwind World Tour
    AUGUST 3: Dasepo Girl
    Dodging bullets and bad metaphors (movie: Daisy)

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    2006-08-02: Hong Kong, "Korea leads to Hallyu dramas"
    2006-08-03: Lee Seo-jin to Publicize Korean Alphabet in Japan
    Korean Pop Culture Spreads to Paraguay
    Inspired by hit movie, groups refocus attention on pollution by U.S. military
    'Daddy' Can't Fly Beyond Expectation
    S. Korean students to launch cross-country march to protest reduced screen quota
    Kim Yun-jin Basks in Admiration of U.S. Fans
    The Host 's licensing projects 'heat up the Japan"
    Shinhwa already gathering popularity in Japan, first album topped pre-order rankings
    August 4: Chang Seo-hee Invited to Shanghai Korean Film Festival
    Kong Yoo to Hold Fan Meetings in Japan
    "The Birth Of A Family" Invited to Toronto Film Festival
    Ordinary Man Hits the Big Time (Lee Moon Sik)
    AUGUST 5: Speaking Her Mind (Kim Ok Bin)
    'Hanbando' overdoses on nationalism: movie review
    08/06: No. of 'The Host' viewers tops 6 million in first 11 days
    Popular Internet Comic Is Made Into Film (Daesaepo Naughty Girls)
    8/2 – Kim Min Jong will lead the drama "Hyena" scheduled, broadcasted by the cable channel TVN in October
    8/2 - Entertainment agency "Olive Nine" signs an exclusive contract with Chae Rim whose primary performing stage has been in China
    Hyun Bin will be acting in KBS2 November drama "The Snow Queen " previously known as "Knocking on Heaven's door"
    Aug 7: Choi Ji-woo Named Korea's Greatest Acting Beauty

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    August 7: 'Host' breaks 6-million-viewer mark
    Ryu Soo Young will be acting in KBS drama "Sting" in mid-september after Vineyard man ends
    Song Seung-heon Draws Attention in Japan before Discharge
    Fans Bet Kim Tae-hee's the Marrying Kind
    Hyun Bin, casted in KBS 'Noon Eui Yeo Wang (Queen of Snow)'
    August 8: Director keeps raunchy film secret from his parents
    Ahn Jae-wook's Summer Camp Ends Successfully
    Tormented Film Director Laments Rejection at Home (Dir. Kim Ki Duk)
    "Come see me," Rain (Bi) reveals self-camera photos on mini-homepage
    AUGUST 9: Art Films
    Film Director Kim Announces 'His Funeral'
    08/09 - Nationalism Weakens 'Hallyu'
    Actresses venture to show their other side on TV
    Director Bong, Joon-Ho raises need for minor film quota system
    Kim Jeong-eun and Eugene, prepared mixed-dishes with love
    Aug 10 - Hallyu hopefuls strut, sing and prance for the judges
    No Hyeon-Jeong to wed Hyundai Group's Jeong Dae-Seon, the 3rd son of Jeong Mong-Woo, past president of Hyundai group
    Son Tae-Yeong added to the cast of SBS 'Yeon Ge So Mun ' playing the role of "Hong Bul-Hwa"
    Kang Ye-Sol, 2006 Miss Chun-Hyang has been cast in upcoming drama 'Hwang Jini' starring Ha ji-Won
    Aug 10 - Fly Daddy
    "Lump of Sugar" Released to Challenge "The Host"
    Kwon Sang-woo Visits Japan for Movie Premiere

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    Aug 10: 'Sugar' Is Sweet but Not Delicious (movie review)
    Lee Jun Gi releases digital album 'My Jun'
    Aug 11: Ji Jin-hee Transforms into Tough Guy
    Seoul to Host Int'l TV Drama Awarding Ceremonies
    Seoul to Hold First International TV Drama Awards
    Aug 11: U.S. Army Keeping Close Eye on Han River Monster
    Ice Princess, Hyundai Heir Formally Announce Wedding Date
    Song Seung Heon fan meeting, over 4,000 Japanese fans register in first 3 days
    KFEST 2 Hawaii: August 25 to August 27
    Korean Films Left Out of Global Power Games
    Aug 13: 'Don't Look Back' Wins Awards at Locarno Festival
    Aug 9: Another Anchorwoman Marries into Chaebol
    Aug13: 'Dasepo' Invited to Berlinale Fest
    Aug 14: Korean Stars Praised for Generosity in Japan
    8/14 - Jung Joon Ho will costar with John Cho in the Korea-Hollywood collaborated movie "West 32nd"
    8/11 - MBC announces that the historical drama "Joo Mong" has been exported to Japan, China, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand
    8/11 - Hwang Jung Min and Im Soo Jung will lead the movie "Happiness"
    8/9- Son Tae Young and Park Shi Yun to act in 100-episode historical drama "Yun Gae So Moon"
    TV Rating (8/7/06 – 8/13/06)
    Aug 13: Tale of two movies

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    Aug 14: Park Ji-Yoon (announcer)to replace No Hyeon-Jeong as new MC for KBS 'Star Golden Bell'
    Park Ji-Yoon (actress) to appear as a gisaeng in upcoming drama Hae Eo Hwa scheduled next January
    Kim Yoon-Jin of ABC miniseries 'Lost' appears as cover model for Sep/Oct issue of 'Golf For Women' magazine
    Remake of Korean Movie to Hit Theater
    Song Yun-a Gets First Billing at Last
    Film students give letter to Roh protesting reduced quota for local movies
    Aug 15: 'Don't Look Back' Wins 2 Awards at Locarno Film Fest
    Former singer, Choi Jung Won from the group "UN" cast as Choi Seon, the younger brother of Choi Kang in the SBS drama "The Masters of String Pulling
    Aug 16: Family ties and feminine heartstrings (movie review)
    Chu Sang-Mi (33) announces her boyfriend of 4 years is musical stage actor Lee Seok-Joon (32)
    Lee Jae-Hwang to showcase his hidden talent through sbs drama 'Come Back Soonae'
    Lee Deok-Hwa discharged from hospital after 10 days of receiving treatment for his severe wounds he acquired during shooting of drama 'Dae Jo Yeong' on August 4th
    Aug 16: 'The Host' breaks 10-million mark, raises debate on screen monopoly
    PIFF Awards Foreigners for Promoting Korean Films
    Pusan film festival names three foreign winners of meritorious awards
    'Host' Reaches Ten Million Viewer Mark
    Im Jung Eun & Han Ji Jye cast as the female leads of the KBS drama " East of Eden"
    Aug 16: Moon So-ri to Sit on Pusan Film Fest Jury
    New 'love-ful' Koreanovela on GMA
    An article on "Love Story in Harvard" in the Philippines
    Aug 15: Shinhwa's Moon Jeong Hyeok, "Will carefully choose next role shortly"
    Aug 17: Korean TV Dramas to Air in Indonesia

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    Aug 16: Director Bong: "I am looking forward to seeing how the Mecca of monster films would respond to my movie"
    Aug 17: 'Fly High,' Outdated Melodrama
    8/16 - Eric will costar with Han Ji Min, Shin Seung Woo and Choi Jung Won in the SBS drama "Invincible Parachute Personnel"
    8/16 - Im Jung Eun will costar with Han Ji Hye in the drama "East of Eden" on KBS2
    Kim Jung Eun will be the female lead of the november SBS drama "Lovers" after Kim Ha Neul backed out to do a movie with Kang Ji Hwan
    Aug 17: Lee Jun Gi threatened by 'The Host'
    Aug 18: Film "Don't Look Back" Invited to International Film Festivals
    Movie review: Time
    Goh Hyung-jeon: More at Ease in Her 30s
    Jeon Ji-hyun Turns Into Rock Bride
    K-Wave Star 'Has No Plans to Wed' (Kwon Sang Woo)
    Aug 19: Korean star Eugene Kim thanks 'kapamilyas'
    Aug 20: Monster Film Success Soothes S. Korea's Worried Cinema Industry
    Uhm Tae Woong and Kim Min Sun will co-host the 7th Seoul Film Festival
    An Old Actor's Physical Challenge (Ju Hyun)
    Aug 21: A Serious Man for a Serious Job: Shin Ha-Gyun
    Son Ye Jin & Sol Kyung Kyu is going to co-star together in a 24 episodes, 2007 new drama "Agent Zero"
    Kim Tae-hee Becomes Highest-Paid Cosmetics Model
    Cho In-sung Visits Japan for Fan Meeting
    "Let's see Jo In Seong," 800 Japanese fans gather at Haneda Airport
    Another promising S. Korean soap opera to debut in Japan
    Aug 21: "Full House" to Be Exported to Japan

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    8/18 - Shin Sung Woo (38) and Won Tae Hee will costar with Eric in the drama "Invincible Parachute Personnel"
    8/18 - Yoo In Young and Kim Tae Hyun will costar with Hyun Bin in the drama "Queen of Snow"
    TV Rating (8/14/06 – 8/20/06)
    Aug 21: Kim Ki-duk Eats Humble Pie for Dissing Korean Viewers
    Seol Kyeong-Gu and Son Ye-Jin cast as male and female leads in upcoming drama 'Agent Zero'
    'Speed' featuring Lee Seo-Jin - Lee Da-Hae deferred
    KBS drama starring Ha Ji-Won began shooting on August 17th, with actress Shim Eun-Kyeong playing the younger version of Hwang Jini
    08-22: Actress Ko Back With First Film
    TV Presenters in Hot Water Over Sexy Photo Spread
    Jo In Sung, "Disappointed that nobody recognized me in Japan"
    Hong Kyeong-Min to star in 4-episode drama on KBS2 titled 'Fugitive, Lee Du-Yong'
    Lee Yoo-Ha (23), Yoon Seong-Hoon (23) and Kwak Ji-Min (21) cast in cable channel drama 'Series: Dasepo Girls'
    August 22: Seol Kyung-Gu Moving To Television in Agent Zero!
    Film festival for children (Cha In Pyo)
    Actress Uhm Jung Hwa in MBC new weekend drama "Fantasy/Imaginary Couple"
    Aug 23: Hong Kong Daily Hails "Married to Mafia 3"
    Aug 24: Film Noir (No Mercy for the Rude - Shin Ha Kyun)

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    Aug 22: SK, GS, S-Oil Use Star Power for Recognition (SYJ)
    Aug 24: "The Host" Expected to Become Box Office Hit in Japan
    Promo Cartoon Portrays 'King and Clown' Star's Life
    'No Mercy' Leaves Audience Hanging
    Stars Highlight 1st Sino-Korean TV Drama "You're My Life" (Yoon Ju-Yeong)
    Aug 25: Japanese Newspaper Praises Song Gang-ho
    Japanese Media to Cover Lee Byung-heon's Film Shoot
    Interview: Oh, Se-Yeong, producer of Seoul Drama Awards
    Kim Yun-jin Featured on Cover of U.S. TV Guide
    The Newsreader as Star of the Show
    August 25: HONG Sang-soo's Woman on the Beach
    Production companies to form new hub outside of Seoul
    Aug 27: Noh Hyun Jung's wedding photos
    Seo Ji Hye currently in the drama " Over the Rainbow" has been chosen as female lead of Kim Rae Won's last drama "Trencherman" before he enters the army
    Aug 28: Actress Chae Rim Returns to Korea from China
    Japanese Fans to Throw Birthday Party for Bae Yong-jun
    There's More to Life Than Acting, Says Shin Ae-ra
    Kwon Sang-woo to Give His Name to S'pore Orchid
    Bae Yong-joon Drama Set Becomes Top Tourist Site
    August 29: World Premier of IM's The Old Garden at San Sebastian
    Legendary Director Releases Collection of Five Movies
    Hollywood recycling Korean box office hits
    Agency for BoA and TVXQ Searches for New Talent
    Poll result about 'Which celebrity u want to date most on July 7th' (hyunBin, Son Ye Jin)
    Aug 28: KBS World Advances into Southeast Asian Market

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    Aug 28: Actor Park Yong-woo, No More 'Good Guy'
    Aug 31: Eric
    Reaching for the Stars (child actors)
    A Korean in our midst (Eugene)
    A Mellower Hong Sang-soo (Woman on the Beach)
    Korean Box Office Results: August 25-27, 2006
    Aug 30: Gong Yoo Will Portray a Sniper in Japanese Movie "Yakuza (Ryu Ga Gotoku)"
    Aug 31: Seoul Drama Awards - 'My Lovely Sam-Soon,' Best Mini Series Award
    Agent Zero will be broadcasted on OCN next year after filming is complete
    Sept 1: "Happy Time" to Open in Japan Next Year
    "The Host" to Break Box Office Record
    'The Host' Set for All-Time Box-Office Record
    Daniel Henney Stuns With Innate Language Skills
    Troubled Oh Hyung-kyung 'Headed for Stability'
    "Invincible Parachutists" Actresses
    Kim Seung Woo, "Don't want to leave the house because of daughter"
    'The Host' breaks S. Korean box office record
    Sept 2: CJ China Film Festival kicks off in Seoul
    Korean money pours into RP tourism
    RP's beautiful spots dazzle Korean idol (Eugene)

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    Aug 30: Miyake (V6) on stage with Korean actress, Kim Kyu Ri
    9/1 - Han Ji Hye and Shin Dong Wook will lead drama "Cloud Stairway" aka "East of Eden" on KBS2
    9/1 - Jang Geun Suk will costar with Ha Ji Won in the 30-episode drama "Hwang Jin Yi"
    Sept 3: Monster Takes Millions to Theaters
    Kim Jung Hoon, Fan Bing Bing Joins Lee Seung Hyun's Newest Chinese-Korean Drama
    Lee Seo Jin and Jung Chan are confirmed as the first and second male leads of SBS drama "Lovers"
    Sept 4: Filming of first S. Korean-U.S. movie completed (Never Forever)
    First Hollywood Remake of Korean Film Opens (The Lake House)
    The movie version of "식객" (food customers) starring new stars, Lee Ha Neul and Kim Kang Soo has began filming
    "The Host," "King and the Clown" to Compete Overseas
    U.S. Daily Reports on Asia's Drama-fed Korea Obsession
    In Japan, a yen among women for 'Seoulmate'
    Sept 5: Fueled by Japan, star shines his light on Asia (Kwon Sang Woo)
    9/4 - Kim Yoo Mi and Yoon Sang Hyun will costar with Yoo Sun, Moon Jung Hee and Lee Hyun Woo in the 16-episode drama "Common Single"
    9/4 - Lee Dong Wook will costar with Hyun Young in the movie "The All-powerful Romance"
    9/4 - Nam Goong Min (28) started his military service on 8/31
    9/3 - Kwon Sang Woo visits Indonesia and Singapore on 9/2 and 9/3 for his "2006 Asia Promotion Tour"
    TV Rating (8/28/06 – 9/3/06)
    Ryu Jin (33) to wed girlfriend of 6 years on October 29, 2006
    Sept 5: Orchid in Singapore Named after Kwon Sang-woo
    Film on Love and Capital Punishment (Our Happy Time)
    Japan's First Lady-to-Be an Avid Korean Wave Fan
    Director Ryoo Is Sole Presence at Venice (City of Violence)
    Kang Dong Won & Lee Na Yeong, confident in unique love story
    Sept 6: Love Story (The Unbearable Lightness of Love)
    'Tailor-Made' Role for SHIN Ae-ra (Ice Candy)
    KIM Ki-duk's Time to screen in Seoul with English subtitles

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    Sept 6: Bae Yong-jun's Fans Mesmerized with Actor's New Role
    Japanese Magazine Admits False Reporting on Lee Byung-heon
    Happy Hours and Two Complex Stars
    Japanese publisher officially apologizes for reporting false Lee Byeong Heon scandal
    Photo of Ryu Jin's bride, Lee Hye-seon
    Lee Da Hae chosen as most suitable to play the character mary (played by cameron diaz) in Korean version of "There's Something about Mary"
    'Love and Hate,' Stuck in Between
    Sept 7: Kim Tae-hee Takes Action Against Cyber-Terror
    Entertainers with many antis VS entertainers without anti
    Actress Jang Shin Young marrying the Director of BOF on the 8th of November
    Sept 8: Actor Lee Beom-soo to Make Promotional Visit to Japan
    Oh Ji Ho will be co-starring with Uhm Jung Hwa in "Fantasy/Imaginary Couple"
    Heatthrob's Fan-Meet Spells Airline Emergency (SSH)
    Kim Yun-jin in Sexy Spread for U.K. Arena
    KBS2 has announced its decision to change upcoming drama 'Hwang Jini' from 30 to 24 episodes
    Lee Si-Hwan [28]cast as "hwang jini's man' in upcoming KBS2 'Hwang Jini'
    PIFF to Screen Restored SHIN Sang-ok Classic
    The Host Tops King and the Clown
    9/9 - Kim Kyu Ri will costar with Kim Jung Eun and Lee Suh Jin in the drama "Lovers"
    9/8 - Jang Shin Young's (22) wedding held in November, to Wee Seung Chul (29) the marketing sector director of BOF
    9/6 - Song Ji Hyo is selected to play Joo Mong's first wife "Madam Yhe" the historical drama "Joo Mong"
    TV Rating (9/4/06 – 9/10/06)

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    Sept 11: Japanese Fans Flock to See Song Seung-heon
    Three Films Vie for Foreign Film Oscars
    Director Kim Ki-deok's "Bow" to Screen in Japan
    Sept 10: Best "Autumn Men" chosen by female stars
    K-Film Box Weekend Box Office Top Ten: September 1-3, 2006
    "This is 'Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Legend)'", Bae Yong Joon and Moon Sori revealed in costume
    Sept 12: Gwangju movie set unveiled
    "The Host" Most Popular Korean Film in Singapore
    Originators of Korean Wave Still Loved in Japan
    Pusan film festival organizers unveil entry list
    Kim's 'Trace of Love' to Start PIFF
    Actress takes off mask in 'Woman on the Beach' (Goh Hyun Jung)
    KBS, Azerbaijan's ITV Sign Broadcast Agreement
    "Japan's best Hallyu Stars are Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo after all"
    "Billie Jean, look at me" aired around December starring Lee Ji Hoon, Park Hee Bon
    Sept 13: Are Korean Movie Stars Too Expensive?
    Shin Hyeon Joon, to capture Korea and Japan simultaneously with the movie 'Gamun' series
    Anchor Paek Ji-yeon to Take Catwalk at Korea Expo
    Sept 14: Time Tripper (Choi Soo Jong)
    Actress Lim So-young, showcases BMW’s Z4 Coupe

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    Sept 14, 2006: A Superior Weepie About the Meaning of Compassion (Our Happy Time)
    9/15 – Oh Ji Ho and Han Yeh Seul in the weekend drama "Couple of Fantasy"
    9/13 – Jae Hee, Shin Yi and Park Shi Yun selected to lead the movie "The Single Sitting on Both Sides of the Fence"
    9/12 – Shin Ae Ra is selected to lead the SBS Friday drama "La La La House"
    Box office Top 10 (9/4/06 – 9/10/06)
    Sept 15: Kang Dong-won to Appear in Lee Myung-se's New Movie
    Busan Aims to Become City of Films by 2008
    December MBC drama: Billie Jean, look at me
    9/18 - Production company "Yoon's Color" announces Sung Yoo Ri and Hyun Bin for drama "Queen of Snow"
    9/15 - Yum Jung Ah (34)'s wedding held at "Vista Hall" of Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel on 12/30
    TV Rating (9/11/06 - 9/16/06)
    Sept 18: Forgetfulness (Invisible Man Jangsu)
    S. Korean movie star gets married (Yun Son-ha)
    Korean pop star's worldwide performance tour (Rain)
    China Draws up Drama-Based 'Weird Korean Customs' List
    Sept 19: S. Korea faces tough decision to pick its choice for foreign film Oscar
    Kim Jae-won Captivates Japanese Fans
    Choi Jin Shil will starring in MBC's new november daily drama 'Bad Woman, Good Woman'
    Chinese Star Ziyi Zhang Says She Wants to Work With Lee Young-ae
    Chinese director Feng Xiaogang says martial arts epics are key to commercial success
    Director Kim explores inner beauty (movie- 200 pound beauty)
    Latest Update on Won Bin
    Zhang Ziyi Discloses Namdaemun Shopping Habit
    Son Ye Jin Voted 'Ms 2006 Korea Jewelry Lady'
    Sept 20: Pusan Festival Film Tickets Sold Out in 2 Min

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    Pusan Fest to Set Sail Next Month
    Programmers' Choice at Pusan Film Festival
    Lim Soo Jeong & Jeong Ji Hoon's 'Cyborg jiman gwenchanah (Cyborg but okay)' teaser poster revealed
    9/20 - Production company "Yellow Film" announces Cha In Pyo (39) will costar with Son Ye Jin (24) and Sul Kyung Goo (38) in the 24-episode drama "Agent Zero"
    9/19 - Choi Jin Shil will lead daily drama "Bad Woman" by MBC in November
    Box office Top 10 (9/11/06 – 9/17/06)
    Sept 21 - Cardshark (War of Flower)
    'The King and the Clown' meets the Oscars
    2006 Korea Film Festival Opens in London
    'The King and the Clown' picked as Korean contender for foreign film Oscar
    Lee Jun-ki Appears in Korea-Japan Joint Film
    Lee Jun Gi, first take in melodrama through Korea/Japan joint production 'Cheotnoon (First Snow)'
    War of Flowers CHOI Dong-hoon's 2nd film
    Sept 22 - 'Mafia,' Out of Fashion, Business
    Park Yong-ha Ranks Second on Oricon Single Chart
    9/23 - Trio Son Hyun Joo, Ahn Sun Young and Kwon Hae Hyo of MBC drama "Rosy Life" collaborate in MBC Wednesday-Thursday drama "What’s Up, Fox?" again
    9/23 - In addition to movie "That Day's Atmosphere", Kim Ha Neul and Kang Ji Hwan selected to lead the upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama9 "0 Days, Time for Love"
    9/21 - Im Joo Hwan (24) will costar with Sung Yoo Ri and Hyun Bin in "Queen of Snow"
    TV Rating (9/18/06 – 9/24/06)
    Sept 22 - Ha Ji-won's Agonizing Road to Period Drama
    Sept 25 - Bae Yong Joon autographed LP, to be displayed in 'Gosireh' of Japan
    Shin Hyun Joon will be in town for HIFF
    Hyun Bin Have Been Casted for the New Drama 'The Snow Queen'
    Spoilt for Movie Choice During Long Chuseok Break
    Sept 25 - Kang Ho-dong to tie knot
    Average Korean Film Production Cost W4 Billion
    Film Director to Create 50 Bln Won Movie Fund
    Sept 26 - Child actors come of age in Korea

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    Sept 26, 2006 - Korean Wave Makes Inroads into India
    Chinese Netizens: KBS among Top 10 Firms
    Video Can't Kill This Radio Star
    Guided tour to the world premiers at the Pusan International Film Festival
    'Noon eui Yeo Wang (The Snow Queen)' Hyun Bin, calluses on hand from boxing training
    Sept 27 - Busan Rolls Up its Sleeve for PIFF
    Korean Pop Culture's Impact on China
    Sept 27 - Korea's 'Lost' Star to Lure Kids to Disneyland
    Drama 'Hwangjiny,' targets international market with Ha Ji Won poster
    Sept 28 - Jeon Ji-hyun Snapped With Mystery Male Companion
    Will Se7en's Acting Be Successful?
    3rd Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival to be Held
    Lovers - Romance, Korean style
    'High Rollers' Gives High Thrill
    Another Cerebral Treat From Choi Dong-hoon (War of Flowers)
    'Marrying the Mafia III: Gamuneui Buhwal' invited to Hawaii International Film Festival
    Sept 29 - Ha Ji-won's Beauty to Brighten Walls in Cannes
    Jeong Hye-Yeong comes back to acting after giving birth last year, through MBC '90 Days, Time of Love'
    Rain (Bi) opens membership for fan club prior to world tour
    Oct 02 - Heroine (Kim Jung Eun)
    Oct 03 - 'The Host' meets with sell-out crowd at Vancouver festival

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    'Winter Sonata' on QTV-11
    Oct 2 - KBS TV Drama Wins Global Recognition
    Pusan festival adds Asian film market
    Los Angeles Korea Center opens
    Oct 3 - TV screens more ajumma dramas
    Ahn Jae Wook to release special album in Japan
    Hallyu Concert Closes Formula 1 in Shanghai
    Oct 4 - Movies for Long Chusok Holiday
    Boys Will Be Boys, Friends Will Be Friends (movie previews)
    Rain Vows to Take the World by Storm
    Jo In Sung returns to the TV screen in two years as a cold-hearted detective
    Korean Films Hit New Market Share Record
    10/5 - Lee Suh Jin, Son Tae Young and Park Han Byul's 5-episode mini series "Freeze" scheduled to be broadcasted by the cable channel CGV from 10/27 to 10/31
    9/28 - Cha Tae Hyun and Lee So Yun selected to lead the movie "Mask Dal Ho"
    Dong Bang Shin Gi, 'Feels like debuting again'
    Oct 6 - Asian talent lights up PIFF guest list
    Pusan film festival lifts Southeast Asian cinema
    'Winter Sonata,' targets Japan with musical
    KOREAN SEASON IN OCTOBER (Film4 channel, UK)
    Oct 8 - 8 strong K-films in Hawai'i film fest lineup
    Kim Ki Bum from Super Junior taking over the role of Go Ara's boyfriend in SBS Nov drama "Snow flowers"


    INDEX FOR 2007 UPDATES HERE (page 112)

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    Page 94
    Oct 9, 2006: Competition to Cast Song Seung-heon Heats Up
    Kwon Sang-woo Blasts Japanese Media
    Soundtrack album reflects 10 years of Pusan film fest
    'Trace of Love' actors hold press conference
    'Hello Brother' Wins Prize at Lucas Film Festival
    Oct 10: "Little Brother" Tops Children's Film Fest in Germany
    The Vineyard Man learns he can also break hearts
    11th Pusan International Film Festival starts on the 12th
    Rain's World Premier Tour Begins in Seoul
    JUNG Woo-sung in The Restless
    Oct 11: Rain, Won Bin, Kang Dong-won Join Hands
    Leaner Busan Film Fest to Open Thursday
    PIFF to Set Sail
    Bae Yong-joon's 'April Snow' Re-released in Japan
    13/10/2006: 7th Pusan Film Critics Association Award results
    Wanna Meet the Stars? Here's How
    Actor Lee Jung Jae cast as the male lead for MBC large scale production drama "Air City"
    2,000 film industry leaders to converge at PIFF market, director says
    10/12/06: First episode of the KBS2 drama “Hwang Jin Yi” scored good TV rating at 20.1% on 10/11
    10/11/06: Lee Yun Hee will costar with Kang Dong Won in the movie “M”.
    10/10/06: Lee Chang Hoon will costar with Shin Ae Ra to lead the 20-episode Friday drama “My Love”
    Pusan film festival opens
    PIFF gets off to tragic start with 'Traces of Love'
    photos - Stars attending “The 11th Pusan International Film Festival” on 10/12

    Page 95
    October 12, 2006: Lee Chang-dong Back in the Saddle (began shooting Secret Sunshine in September)
    PIFF opening film director stages lone protest over S. Korea's movie deal with U.S.
    Fresh ideas expected to be main factor in PIFF's choice for competitive section
    Pusan International Film Festival
    Asian movie stars meet at film festival
    Film director protests reduced Korean film screen quota at festival
    Chinese actor at Pusan International Film Festival
    Oct 8: Thespians aim for Hollywood (Jeon Ji Hyun, Lee Byung Hun)
    Oct 12: Korean fare takes big bite out of Hollywood
    Oct 14: Hollywood Distributors to Merge in Onslaught on Korean Film
    Oct 16: Chinese, Korean Stars Hit It Off in Busan
    Mass visit to Korea by 3,000 Hallyu fans, "Want to meet Ryu Shi Won, Shin Seung Hoon..."
    CJ Entertainment Chief Wins World Business Award
    A Rosy Life premieres on Monday (Philippines updates)
    Oct 15: HERALD INTERVIEW - Andy Lau urges Asian films to experiment
    Oct 16: HERALD INTERVIEW - Jang Jin breathes life into gangster film
    Actress Ha Ji Won joins film festival lineup (HIFF)
    PIFF - Lee Byeong Heon, Jo In Sung, Hallyu star popularity still in present progressive form
    Oct 17: Korean actors, beyond Hallyu and advance into Hollywood
    Pre-wedding photos - Ryu Jin & Lee Hye-Seon
    Has Kim Tae-hee Found a Part That Suits Her at Last?
    10/16/06: Singer Se7en, Huh Yi Jae, Kangdu and Park Shin Hye selected to lead the drama “Palace 2”
    10/16/06: Kim Hee Ae, Kim Gi Bum, Go Ah Ra, Kim Bo Yun, and Lee Jae Ryong attend the press conference of SBS drama “Snowflake”
    Oct 18: Korean, Taiwanese Stars to Compete at Korean Box Office
    New mobile phone (Kim Tae Hee CF Pic)
    Ahn Jae Wook, Osaka concert tickets sold out in 7 minutes

    Page 96
    Oct 19, 2006: The Times Exclusive Hails Korean Culture
    Top Dog (movie 'Maumy')
    Song Seung-hun to Be on Fuji TV
    Oct 20: Fuji TV Producing Special on Korean Wave Star
    Meet Bae Yong Joon in Japan through mobile services
    Korea Film Festival to Be Held in China
    Oct 21: Ha Ji-won Speaks Up for Chosun-Era Gisaeng
    Oct 23: "War of Flower" Enters Box-office's Top-10
    Plans to promote film industry
    S. Korea unveils blueprint to boost local cinema industry to top 5 worldwide
    CJ Angers London Film Fans
    Captivating Glimpse Inside 'Restless'
    Winter Sonata the second time around (Philippines updates)
    Oct 23: Korea Drama Fest Opens in Chinju
    Oct 24: Film market fosters Asian industry networks
    'Anti-fans' force managers to increase stars' security
    Gisaeng Becomes Cultural Icon of 2006
    MC Mong, "All I ever did was move to where Bae Yong Joon used to live..."
    New Sitcom " High Kick" to start on the 6th of Nov.
    Picture Album of Choi Ji-woo to Go Mobile
    Oct 25: Horror debut drowns in stale images
    Bae Yong Joon and 300 Asian stars' Photo Book on sale for Charity

    Page 97
    Oct 25, 2006: Kisaeng Revisited in Modern Dramas, Musicals and Films
    US Hallyu: Korean-American Roles Become More Visible in Hollywood
    Oct 26: Need Love? No (Moon Geun Young)
    Lee Jun-ki: Proof that the K-Wave Rolls On
    Korea drama fest kicks off today
    Rain to Meet with U.N. Secretary General-elect Ban Ki-moon
    Park Jin-young to Represent Asia at U.N. Youth Summit
    Glamour Couple Talk About New Simple Life Together (Noh Hyun Jung, Chung Dae Sun)
    'Traces' Leaves Not Much to Follow
    Korean popster Se7en, a jack of all trades
    Oct 27: Eom Ji-won Rediscovered
    France supports S. Korea's screen quota system with medal on ex-culture minister
    Former Culture Minister Lee Honored by French
    Hwang Soo Jung makes a comeback
    Oct 28: Han Ye-seul Wins Over Detractors as Amnesiac Heiress
    The reason Korean dramas are loved in China
    Global Cultural Industry Forum Opens in Seoul
    S. Korea, France sign accord to boost film co-productio
    Oct 29, 2006: Photos - Ryu Jin & Lee Hye-Seon's wedding
    Stars at Ryu Jin's Wedding (Shilla Hotel, Seoul, 10/29/06)
    MBC " White tower" is to be shown after Jumong in 2007

    Page 98
    Oct 30, 2006: Over 80 Korean films to be shown at American Film Market
    Oct 31: 'The Host' and 3 other Korean movies invited to AFI FEST
    Kim Jung-hoon Gives Concert in Japan
    Signboards Featuring Ko A-ra to be Installed in Tokyo
    "Our Happy Times" Beats Record For Melodramas
    Korean Film "War of Flowers" Joins Top Ten
    'Cruel Winter Blues,' a poignant story of a gangster and his enemy's mother
    Gisaeng beguile Korea's producers
    Ads Pit Jeon Ji-hyun Against Lee Hyo-lee
    10/30/06: Gong Hyo Jin will costar with Kang Dong Won and Lee Yun Hee in the movie “M”
    10/24/06: Actor Lee Jae Ryong and actress Sung Hyun Ah will join Choi Jin Shil in MBC drama “Bad Woman, Good Woman” January 2007
    Oct 31: Prince charming (Kim Jeong Hoon)
    Actress Tries Comeback Five Years After Drug Bust (Hwang Soo Jung)
    Nov 1: Korean High-Schooler to Grace Giant Tokyo Posters (Ara)
    Cho Seung-woo and Sister Join Musical
    Stars of "Sad Movie" Visit Japan for Promotion
    S. Korean movie emerges as cultural symbol after years of illegal screening in China
    Nov 2: Commission warns drama makers to tone down sensational content
    Choi Ja-hye cast as lead role in upcoming KBS1 tv novela 'Soon-ok'
    So Ji Sub, a 'meaningful' birthday party
    Hwang Soo-jung 'Better than Ever' After Five-Year Break
    Singer Rain Poses for Unfortunate Children
    "Welcome to Dongmakgol" Ranks 10th in Japan
    Pre-wedding photos - Kang Ho-dong &Lee Hyo-jin
    Nov 3: The very best Korean films ever - maybe

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    Nov 2: 'Kidnappers' Needs Education to Be Funny
    Lee Min-Yeong and Lee Chan (real name: Kwak Hyeon-Shik) to marry on December 10, 2006
    Lee Jae-Ryeong and Yoo Ho-Jeong couple received thanks for their annual donation of 50 million won to Seoul University Children's Hospital
    Nov 3: Hot Blood (actor Seol Kyung Gu)
    Chun Ji-hyun to Debut in Hollywood
    Copyright for Remake of "The Host" Sold to Universal
    Nov 6: Watching movies is favorite weekend pastime for S. Koreans - survey
    S. Korea Broadens its Global Cinema Market Share
    New film - Love Me Not; Hot Blooded Boy
    Hallyu Expo Will Commence in Jeju This Coming Nov
    Nov 7: Sibling stars join up to sing for their Rent
    "Sad Movie" Selected as Opening Movie for Asian Film Festival
    Back with 'The Road,' director Bae Chang-ho tells of life's choices, regrets
    Korean Films’ Share Triples in 8 Years
    'If You Were Me 3' takes on human rights in S. Korea
    Nov 8: Bae Yong-jun Releases Classical Album in Japan
    Sul Kyung-gu: no Ordinary Action Hero
    S. Korea, Japan need to bridge cultural gap for joint film production, critic says
    Nov 9: Good Sequels
    Vengeance trilogy director Park Chan-wook returns with romantic comedy starring Rain
    Ahn Jae-wook Gives Concert at Budokan
    The L.A. Times Headlines covered with Korean Films at American Films Market
    'Hwang Jin-i boom' sheds light on role, life of 'gisaeng'

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    Nov 9, 2006: 'Korean Wave' now testing U.S. waters
    Bi (Rain) Jung Ji Hoon, "Filled with a message of hope"
    Nov 10: Rain Gets a Baby Shower
    Kim Hye-soo Selected Best Actress by Aspiring Actors
    'War of Flowers' Biggest Hit This Autumn
    Actor Threatened by Organized Crime Boss (Kwon Sang Woo)
    11/10/06: Hyun Bin to visit Tokyo, Japan on 11/21 to promote “The First Love of Millionaire"
    11/7/06: Park Eun Hye to costar with Choi Jin Shil, Lee Jae Ryong, and Sung Hyun Ah in MBC drama “Bad Woman, Good Woman” January 2007
    2007 upcoming dramas: KBS 'Flowers bloom when Spring Comes'with Park Si Yeon, Park Keon Hyeong
    SBS 'Crazy for Love'with Lee Mi Yeon, Yoon Kye Sung
    SBS 'Angel (Lobbyist)' with Kim Tae Hee
    MBC adapting Japanese movie "Rainbow Song" into drama for 2007
    Kim Dong Wan acting in SBS 2007 Drama "Turtle" before he joins the army
    Jo In Sung acting in a drama from a Japanese comic adaption "Shaking Land Mine" (Jiraishin) in 2007
    Nov 12: HERALD INTERVIEW - Korean TV drama makes notable debut in Africa (All In)
    Dec 2006: Get Sudsy (The Korean Soap Operas) by Jamie S Rich
    Nov 13: Kang Ho-dong's wedding day
    Nov 14: Director Park Chan-wook tries new genre (I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK)
    Lee Hyo-lee Becomes Highest Paid Female Singer
    Asian Press Gears up for Star's Release from Army
    Jo In Sung, first Best Actor Award after making a screen debut
    Historical Dramas Boost Sales of Herbal Cosmetics
    New KTF Add Throws Political Correctness Overboard
    Korea at American Film Market
    New Projects from KIM and KIM
    JUN Ji-hyun Joins Blood Project

    Page 101
    Nov 14, 2006: It's Time for 'Byunsama'(Lee Byung Hun)
    Nov 15: Song Seung-heon, Chang Hyuk Discharged from Military
    The Season's Great Movie Kisses
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer - Lifestyle Section articles
    'Ad-lib Night,' subtle drama of woman in early 20s, leaves questions
    11/15/06: Song Seung Hun finishes his 24-month military service and welcomed by 700 fans from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong & Taiwan
    On the same day, Jang Hyuk also completed his military service
    "My Wife is a Gangster 3" Sold at AFM
    Cho Seung-woo's 'Rent' sells out in 25 minutes
    Nov 16: 'The Host' Ends Record-Breaking Run
    North Korea lauds S. Korean movie 'The Host' for anti-American stance
    Actor Rain
    11/13/06:Park Kun Hyung selected to lead drama “When Spring Comes” on KBS2, January 2007
    Six creative films in one (If You Were Me 3)
    Nov 17: Which Korean Stars Have the Greatest Pulling Power? (list from
    Drama 'Hwangjiny' licensed to 4 countries including China
    Seats to Hallyu Expo in Short Supply
    Outsider director Shin Dong-il conveys voice of outcasts in 'Host & Guest'

    Page 102
    Nov 17, 2006: Company Accused of False Viewer Ratings
    Successful KBS Cultural Promo in NY
    'Two Men' Lacks Story to Tell (review How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men)
    Oh Yoon Ah getting marry on 5th January, 2007
    Nov 19: Hallyu Star Blunders On Military Issue (Song Seung Hun)
    HERALD INTERVIEW - Lee Byung-hun eyes Hollywood
    Korean Song to be Used for Hollywood Movie
    Nov 20: Wall Painting Poster of "The Restless" Unveiled
    Two Friends to Co-Star in New Movie (Kim Su-ro, Gam Woo-sung)
    5th Korean Film Awards best actor & actress (Jo In Sung, Jang Jin Young)
    Byeol Emerges as Hallyu Star in China

    Page 103
    Nov 21, 2006: A director's guide to salvation and love (Cyborg Girl)
    Japanese Media Covers Actor Kim Rae-won's Fan Meeting
    The 5th Korea Film Awards sponsored by MBC (11/19/2006 Result & Photos)
    11/20/06: Bae Yong Joon attended a fan meeting at Cheju Island in conjunction with “Korean Wave Expo in ASIA”
    11/17/06: Oh Yoon Ah’s wedding held at “Imperial Palace Hotel” on 1/5/2007
    11/16/06: Myung Se Bin to collaborate with Se7en, Huh Yi Jae, Kangdu and Park Shin Hye in MBC drama “Palace S – Prince House”
    Nov 22: Hallyu Stars Boost Country's Tourism Industry
    Ryu Si-won to Appear on NHK Drama
    'King' Win Honors at Cape Town Film Fest
    Part 2 of Philippine Daily Inquirer - Lifestyle Section's Korean special
    Yet another Korean invasion
    Harisu to marry boyfriend
    Nov 23: First Love (Once in a Summer)
    Actor Choi Si-won Set to Become Next-Generation Korean Star
    Star Yoo Begins Love With TV Announcer (Yoo Jae Suk)
    Kim Dong Won, Park Eun Hye, Han Eun Jung and Jo Dong Hyuk in SBS 2007 Drama " I'll not love"
    TVXQ Invited to Asia Pacific Film Festival
    Rain’s debut film to be released in December
    Lee Min Ki & Chae Lim in KBS 2007 drama "Oh Tal Ja's Spring"
    Actress Hwang Soo Jung's comeback to the small screen in SBS 2007 drama " Salt Doll"
    Nov 24: Chae Lim to Return to TV
    "The Palace" Season II gets a new name
    Sandara Park breaks barriers in ‘Super Noypi’
    Song Hye-kyo Gets a Visit from her friend, Rain
    New movie 'Solace' appeals with open ending

    Page 104
    Nov 25, 2006: Heartthrob Daniel Henney Confesses Early Sins
    11/24/06: Chae Rim in Wednesday-Thursday drama "Oh Dal Ja’s Spring” on KBS2 after “Huang Jin Yi"
    Iranian, South Korean films dominate 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival awards
    Overseas Sales of Tickets to Rain's Concert in Seoul Surge
    The Host Screenings Ended, Success Continues
    Nov 26: First 'Heavy' Role for Slim Actress (Kim Ah Jung)
    Bubble Show Features Movie Star Lee Sung Jae
    MOVIE REVIEW - 'Solace' twists melodrama to its advantage
    11/24/06: Huang Soo Jung to lead the Friday SBS drama “Salt Doll” with actors Kim Young Ho & Kim Yoo Suk
    Sohn Ye-jin Wins 1st Best Lead Actress Award
    Nov 27: Japanese Flock to Jeju to See Korean Stars
    SBS sets up 'Korea channel' in Taiwan
    Look Similar? They Pretty Much Are
    Song Seung Hun and Han Ga In in MBC 2007 March Drama " The City Of God"
    With its star power, 'Seducing Mr. Perfect' is a feel-good comedy
    Korean drama series roundup in the Philippines
    11/27/06 – Movie star Lee Bum Soo tolead the Wednesday-Thursday drama “Surgeon Bong Dal Hee”
    Korean wave arrives in Central, South America
    Nov 28: 'Dear Pyongyang' a moving tale of a family and country divided
    Nov 29: Comedy-maker Cho directs tear-jerker set in dictatorial regime (preview Once in a Summer)
    New drama's concept has passed its time

    Page 105
    Nov 28, 2006: Preparations for 'Hallyu Expo in Asia'
    First Korean Wave Expo kicks off in Jeju
    Daniel Henney as 'Mr. Perfect'
    Nov 29: Local Cable TV Produces Dramas
    Hallyu Expo in Asia: Yon-sama in Jeju Island
    Daniel Henney speaks of troubled past on eve of big-screen debut
    Lee Byeong Heon, "Want to express irreversible compassion"
    Yonsama Brings K-Wave Expo Opener to a Halt
    Actress Moon getting married to director Jang Joon Hwan on December 24th, Christmas Eve
    Han Hyo Joo and Park Hae Jin in KBS1 2007 daily drama "As sky as ground"
    Cyborg and The Restless Pre-Sales at AFM
    King and the Clown Wins Big in Cape Town
    Weekend Box Office 11.24 - 11.26
    Eric received a proposal to play a leading role in Hollywood movie "Iron Man"
    Nov 30: Lee Wan to Appear on Japanese Drama
    Bae Yong-joon Japan's All-Time Favorite Son-in-Law
    Actress Moon So Ri to Wed Film Director
    'Once in a Summer' Travels in Time for Love
    Couple Clinic (Couple Clinic-Love and War)
    11/30/06: Han Hyo Joo selected to lead the drama “By Land and Sky"
    11/30/06: Yoon Jung Hee in KBS2 weekend drama “Blissful Woman"
    11/29/06 – Lee Wan in Japanese mellow drama “Magnolia Flower” produced by Fuji TV
    TV Rating (11/20/06 – 11/26/06)
    Singers-Turned-Actors: the Best and the Worst
    Lim Soo-jung: 39 kg, but That's Okay
    Fresh From the Army, Song Seung-hun Heads to Japan

    Page 106
    Dec 2, 2006: Korean movie director makes glorious return with romance comedy (Park Chan Wook)
    Jung Ji Hoon, "Wanted to take director's abilities"
    Asian TV Awards Pick SBS as Best Channel
    Two KBS Programs Tops at Asian Television Awards
    President Roh given 'fruits of love' brooch by relief group (actress Cha Si Ra)
    Intrigues almost made Sandara Park quit showbiz
    Box Office: November 24- 26, 2006
    12/4/06: Kim Suk Hoon & Yoon Jung Hee in KBS2 weekend drama “Blissful Woman”
    11/30/06: Lee Joon Gi and Nam Sang Mi in KBS2 drama “Time between Dog and Wolf” March 2007
    TV Rating (11/27/06 – 12/3/06)
    Dec 4: PARK Chan-wook Unveils as Anticipation Grows
    The Host's Rare Inclusion in Hollywood Dominated 'Must-See' List
    Korea Wins Six at Asia Pacific Film Fest
    Family Ties Takes Top Prize in Greece
    Lee Jun-ki to Promote “The King and the Clown” in Japan
    The Korea Herald EDITORIAL: Sustaining Hallyu
    Dec 5: Mr. Vengeance back for romance
    SFCC awards go to UN chief, blockbuster movie and LG (Bong Joon Ho)
    Japan's NTT DoCoMo to provide mobile contents on S. Korean actor (Bae Yong Jun)
    Yoon Eun-hye Offered Role in Taiwanese Drama
    Busan Shapes Up as Another Hong Kong
    Song Il Guk Becomes Honorary Citizen of Tongyong
    Hallyu marketing in Hong Kong (Kim Tae Hee)
    Screen sirens vie to win first place on film's hit list
    Lee Jun-ki to Promote The King and the Clown in Japan
    'Princess Hours,' 'Marine Blues' Selected Best Comic Work and Character
    Song Seung-hun Likely Next Favorite of Japanese

    Page 107
    Dec 5, 2006: Late Bloomer Yoo Jae-suk
    Dec 6: For Rain, 'Cyborg' may prove a stepping stone to world fame
    Hong depicts humanity as weakness (Woman on the Beach)
    'April Snow' to Begin 3rd Run in Japan
    Jang Dong-gun to Hold Fan Meeting in Japan
    Yoon Kye Sung Discharged From Military
    Journey From Starstruck to Stardom
    Dec 7: '200 Pound Beauty' holds heavyweight lessons
    Joongchun (The Restless/Midair)
    Commercial Vs. Avant-Garde: Park Chan-wook on ®Cyborg
    Producers heed online responses to movie names
    'World of Silence' Induces Sigh
    Hong Kong movie star Shu Qi in Seoul
    Photos: Prelude to the 27th Blue Dragon Film Awards
    Jung Gyung Ho and Lee Jun Gi, fateful rivalry in upcoming drama
    Hallyu is new growth engine in culture industry
    Dec 8: S. Korean director says he agonized over 100th film (Im Kwon Taek)
    Promotional Film Concert to Be Held in Japan
    Dec 9: Korean Movies' Success Here no Cause for Complacency
    Yoon Kye Sang, speaks of feelings in a video after completing military service
    Dec 11: Veteran actress Lee Kyung Hee receives Lifetime Achievement Award at FWF

    Page 108
    Dec 10, 2006: HERALD INTERVIEW - Actor Lee Seo-jin seeks versatility
    Actor Lee Chan and cctress Lee Min Young got married on Dec 10, 2006
    Hwang Soo-jung Is Back, Beautiful as Ever
    Dec 11: Downloading Movies Now Legal With Numerous Options
    Rain Set to Make His Name As Actor
    Martin campbell: "Jang Dong Gun & Won Bin are impressive"
    Rain (Bi)'s debut movie 'Cyborg, but okay' ranks 1st in box office
    Dec 12: Director Park Chan-wook to receive presidential award for raising Korea's profile abroad
    Craig ㅡ Most Human James Bond
    Fashion show at Angkor Wat temple (Kim Rae Won, Kim Hee Sun)
    Andre Kim fashion show brings more fantasy into Angkor Wat
    Song Seung-hun Visits Japan
    Lee Hyo-lee Signs Another Lucrative Deal With Samsung
    77 Koreans Enlighten the World
    12/8/06: Lee Yo Won with movie star Lee Bum Soo in SBS drama “Surgeon Bong Dal Hee"
    12/4/06: Lee Hyun Woo, Chae Rim and Lee Min Gi in KBS2 drama “Oh Dal Ja’s Spring”
    TNS list of top 10 dramas of 2006 based on average TV ratings
    Supermodel-Turned-Actresses Taking Over Airwaves
    MBC: " War of money"
    12/12/06: Lee Mi Yun and Yoon Kye Sang in SBS weekend drama “Crazy for You”
    12/11/06: Park Shin Yang and Park Jin Hee in MBC drama “Money’s Warfare"

    Page 109
    Dec 13, 2006: Innocent Star Goes Sexy for KTF Commercial (Moon Geun Young)
    Actor Labels Kim Tae-hee an 'Ostrich'
    Son Ye Jin's Motherly Affections
    The Most Popular Actors in 2nd half of 2006 are Jang Dong-gun and Han Ga-in
    MOVIE REVIEW - 'Old Miss Diary': A quest for a young man
    Sundance Selects Driving with My Wife's Lover
    Dec 14: Beauty? (200-pound beauty)
    "Duelist" Released in Egypt
    Jang, Han Top Actors of 2nd Half
    Im's film 'Thousand Year Crane' set to soar
    University Film Festival to Be Held in Seoul
    Korean Short Films Selected for Clermont Ferrand Film Festival
    2006 -- 10 dramas with lowest viewership ratings
    '200 Pound' Is Fun, Light Comedy
    Gina Kim's Never Forever to Compete at Sundance
    Korean Actor Ahn to Appear as Model for Ford Motor Company
    'My Wife Is a Gangster 3' tests heroine Shu Qi's charm
    12/13/06: Nominees of “Top Excellent Actor Award” of 2006 MBC Performance Awards/Daesang
    Dec 15: "Like a Virgin" Invited to Berlin International Film Festival
    Promotion ambassadors for Year of Korea-China Exchanges (Jang Na Ra, Kang Ta)
    Singer Lee Seung Chul getting married to business woman Park Hyeon Jung on January 26, 2007
    Go Hyeon Jung to return to another MBC drama in 2007
    Kim Hee Ae returns to sageuk (historical) drama after 15 years
    The World of Silence's Strong Cast
    12/15/06: Result & photos - The 27th “Blue Dragon Film Awards"

    Page 110
    Dec 17, 2006: Fantasy 'The Restless' delivers, but characters are weak
    'Restless' Creates Visually Superb Epic
    Dragons bow to monsters in 'Host'
    S. Korean firm partially owned by actor Bae Yong-joon to enter Japanese stock market
    Rain Named Goodwill Ambassador Again
    Dec 18: Kwon Sang-woo Visits Taiwan and the Philippines
    Bae Yong-joon Enters Japanese Stock Market
    12/13/06: Production company “Samhwa Production” announces that Kim Hee Ae will be the lead in the drama “Unfortunate Mrs. Lee Bang Ja”
    TV Rating (12/11/06 – 12/17/06)
    Dec 18: Lee Dong-gun Plans to Focus on Films
    MOVIE REVIEW - 'The Restless' offers unprecedented graphic works
    Once Bitten but Not Twice Shy
    Disgraced Actresses Ready Comebacks on the Small Screen in 2007
    Hallyu Phenomenon Attracts Scholars
    Dec 19: 'The Old Garden' revives doomed love of 1980s
    Jae Hee and Dennis O in the SBS 2007 drama "Witch amusement" in March, 2007
    Celebrity is not a problem for comedian in a sweat (Chung Seong-ho)
    Fans Are Source of Energy for Park Geon-hyeong
    Lee Seo Jin and Lee Da Hye co-hosting SBS Tv Drama Awards on 31st Dec'06
    S. Korea's actress Ye Ji-won
    JDG and Son Ye-jin 'the most wanted to make phone call to at Christmas'
    The emergence of a Korean hero

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    Dec 19, 2006: Korean TV dramas take a nosedive in Asia
    Dec 20: Semi-retired Korean actress' comeback to entertainment world
    Int'l institute names S. Korean actor as ambassador (Jung Jun Ho)
    'Winter Sonata' to Re-air Across Japan
    Ko So-young looks for image change
    "The Restless" to Be Released in 450 Theaters
    "My Wife is a Gangster 3" to Be Released in Hong Kong in February
    Dec 21: Modern Love (Chae Rim)
    12/20/06:Han Ga In, Dennis O’Neil and Jae Hee in SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama “Witch Yoo Hee”
    Ahn, Seong-Ki and Park, Joong-Hoon: happy when working together
    Dec 21: BONG's Host Takes Top Prize at Blue Dragon
    Park Chan-wook's new movie 'Cyborg' fails to appeal at box office
    'Restless' Satisfies Eyes, Not Heart
    Hallyu Stars Spread Holiday Giving Spirit (Lee Young Ae, Lee Jun Ki)
    "200-Pound Beauty" is Korea's latest box office hit
    Dec 22: Hong Sang-soo Named Best Director
    S. Korea's up-and-coming actors (Im Joo Hwan, Lee Sun-ho)
    The Korean Stars of the Year 2006
    'Dr. Gang' Dal Goh – Yoo Na couple and others voted 2006 Characters of the Year
    2 Top Actors Become Fashion CEOs (Lee Jung Jae, Jung Woo Sung)
    Protagonists of new S. Korean movie (The Old Garden)
    'Cyborg' Gets Invited to Berlinale
    Bong, Tae-Gyu and Jeong, Ryeo-Won will star in "Hello, Ani"
    A father-daughter version drama of "Eraser in My Head"
    So Ji Sub, donates 30 million won to charity
    Dec 24: Melodrama Queen Back as 10-Year-old Girl (Son Ye Jin)

    Page 112
    Dec 24, 2006: Congratulations to Moon So-ri & Jang Joon-hwan's wedding
    Dec 25: Director Im Sang-soo returns with romantic, yet political, drama of 1980s
    Foreign films dominate year-end box office
    Dec 26: Women's film awards suggest that Korean cinema is changing
    Love and mothers are in but dried seafood is out
    For actress, fiction imitates real life (Choi Jin Sil)
    Korean Wave Waning in Asian Nations
    YEAR-END REVIEW - Looking back on Korean culture scene
    Duelist in Egyptian Cinemas
    Kwon Sang Woo's Visit Vietnam 2007 Schedule
    Dec 27: Drama on woman with disability, 'Herb' shines with fine acting (Kang Hye Jung)
    Jun Ji-hyun Makes Brief Return Home
    "The Old Garden" to Be Released in France
    Kangta Lands Role in 2nd Chinese Drama
    12/25/06: Han Ji Min, Jo Min Gi and Ohn Joo Wan in movie “Anatomy Classroom”
    TV Rating (12/18/06 – 12/24/06)
    Dec 28: Ahn Sung Ki's Film Scores in China (Battle of Wits)
    Andy Lau to Meet Korean Fans
    'My Wife 3' Spins in Different Orbit
    Lee Min-yeong and Lee Chan divorcing after 12 days of marriage
    Sympathy for Lady Vengeance's Dutch Premiere
    Moon's a hit (Moon Geun Young)
    Korea's 30 Most Influential Pop Culture Figures Released
    Song Hye-gyo, Rain Top Popularity Charts
    12/30/06: Actor Yoon Tae Young and actress Im Yoo Jin plan to have their wedding on 2/14/2007
    Pair win top prizes at Korean Critics' Choice, Directors' Cut awards
    'My Sassy Girl' Director to Shoot Film in Japan
    WSJ: Korean Film Booms Despite Lower Screen Quota
    S. Korean actress, Wang Bit Na engaged
    Kang Ta hits home TVs in China

    Page 113
    Dec 29, 2006: Kim Jae Won Charity Meeting in Japan
    U.S. Daily Comments on Success of Korean Films
    Charity contribution to UNICEF (Ahn Sung Ki)
    Dec 30: Korean film industry has lost some sparkle
    Rain, Jeon Ji-hyun Top on Fantasy Spouse List
    'A Battle of Wits'press conference
    Healing Movies
    Mafia Wife
    YEAR-END REVIEW - Prominent figures in arts, entertainment
    Dec 31: After 'Battle,' Andy Lau Sets Sight on Korean Film
    Result & Photos:
    2006 MBC Performance Award Ceremony (2006 MBC 연기대상, 12/30/2006)
    2006 KBS Performance Awards (2006 KBS 연기대상, 12/31/2006)
    2006 SBS Performance Awards (2006 SBS 연기대상, 12/31/2006)

    Box office Top 10 (9/26/05 – 10/2/05)

    1. You are My Sunshine (Jun Do Yun, Hwang Jung Min)
    2. Marrying the Mafia 2 (Shin Hyun Joon, Kim Won Hee)
    3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter)
    4. Mister Housewife (Han Suk Gyoo, Shin Eun Kyung)
    5. Never to Lose (Kim Min Joon, Huh Joon Ho)
    6. Seven Swords (Leon Lai, Charlie Young)
    7. Close to You (Shin Ha Gyoon, Jung Jae Young)
    8. Welcome to Dongmakgol (Shin Ha Kyun, Jung Jae Young)
    9. Cinderella Man (Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger)
    10. Hollywood Ending (Woody Allen, Tea Leoni)

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    Jang Nara invited to World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention as VIP

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    Hallyu star Jang Nara has been invited as a VIP to the 8th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, an event attended annually by 120 million businesspeople of Chinese descent from all over the world, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea.

    Jang will attend the opening ceremony of the event slated for Oct. 10 at the COEX Convention Hall in Seoul. A person from Warner Music, Jang’s agency, said the singer will participate as a member of the Korean-Chinese Cultural Exchange Committee.

    Other celebrities who have been invited to the convention include actors Jang Dong-gun, Choi Su-jong and Ha Hee-ra, among others. But unlike other hallyu stars, Jang was invited directly by the Chinese side. The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce invited the singer for her great contributions to promote cultural and economic exchange between Korea and China since 2004.

    Some 4,000 Korean and foreign business leaders are expected to attend the event, including Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy Lee Hee-beom, Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries Kang Shin-ho, Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Park Yong-sung, executives from the Samsung, SK and LG Groups, the chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and various chairmen from Chinese entrepreneurs conventions in Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong.

    source: KBS Global
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    "April Snow" draws one million viewers in shortest period of time

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    The movie "April Snow," starring Bae Yong-jun and Son Ye-jin, drew one million viewers in the shortest period of time among all Korean movies ever shown in Japan.

    The Japanese daily Sankei Sports quoted UIP, the movie's distributor in Japan, as saying that the number of people who have seen "April Snow" since its nationwide opening at 400 theaters on Sept. 17 had exceeded one million as of Sept. 28, the 12th day of the movie's screening.

    So far, only two Korean movies -- "Swiri," starring Han Seok-kyu, and "Windstruck," starring Chun Ji-hyun -- managed to draw more than one million viewers in Japan. Sankei Sports also noted that "April Snow" broke the record of "Windstruck," which took 22 days to draw one million viewers, and once again attested the feat to Bae's unrivaled popularity in Japan.

    "April Snow" is well on track to bringing in 1.5 billion yen (about 15 billion won) in ticket sales by this weekend, and is likely to easily meet the distributor's goal of 3 billion yen, said Japanese sources.

    UIP is confident that "April Snow" will break the box-office record of "Windstruck," which grossed a total of 2 billion yen, as more young women are coming to see the movie these days.

    Meanwhile, the movie's lead actor, Bae, said in a message sent via UIP that he was happy to hear the news that the movie had drawn more than one million viewers, and added that he was impressed to receive a positive response from Japanese audiences, as "April Snow" symbolized a new challenge for his acting skills.

    source: KBS Global

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    “Jewel In The Palace” enthralls Chinese viewers

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    More Chinese households are ordering additional TV channels these days to watch the Korean historical TV drama “Jewel In The Palace” (“Daejanggeum”), according to Chinese sources on Sept. 27.

    Households in Beijing’s poorer neighborhoods are unable to watch the series, which is aired by China’s Hunan Satellite TV. An increasing number of such households are willing to pay 80-130 yuan (about 12,000-20,000 won) to have the required channel installed, mainly to watch “Jewel In The Palace.”

    The newspapers also reported that TV transmission firms have been flooded with calls from viewers recently as residents of aged apartment buildings are currently only able to watch about 20 channels -- 15 CCTV channels (covering news, economy, living, sports, art, movies, TV dramas, music, children’s programs and overseas programs), Beijing TV (BTV) and several satellite channels.

    Transmission firms based in the vicinity of downtown Beijing have seen their revenues soar on the popularity of “Jewel In The Palace,” while viewers have been having more channels installed to watch the series and enjoy a wide range of other programs as well.

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    Jang Nara invited to World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention as VIP

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    Hallyu star Jang Nara has been invited as a VIP to the 8th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention, an event attended annually by 120 million businesspeople of Chinese descent from all over the world, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea.

    Jang will attend the opening ceremony of the event slated for Oct. 10 at the COEX Convention Hall in Seoul. A person from Warner Music, Jang’s agency, said the singer will participate as a member of the Korean-Chinese Cultural Exchange Committee.

    Other celebrities who have been invited to the convention include actors Jang Dong-gun, Choi Su-jong and Ha Hee-ra, among others. But unlike other hallyu stars, Jang was invited directly by the Chinese side. The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce invited the singer for her great contributions to promote cultural and economic exchange between Korea and China since 2004.

    Some 4,000 Korean and foreign business leaders are expected to attend the event, including Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy Lee Hee-beom, Chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries Kang Shin-ho, Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Park Yong-sung, executives from the Samsung, SK and LG Groups, the chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and various chairmen from Chinese entrepreneurs conventions in Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong.

    source: KBS Global

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    'Mafia' Sequel Hits 5-Million Viewer Mark

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    The romantic gangster comedy ``Marrying the Mafia 2’’ hit the 5-million-viewer mark on Monday. It is the 10th domestic film to reach that mark in history.

    The film, which opened Sept. 8, was seen by 4.96 million people by Sunday and went over the 5-million mark the next day, according to its distributor Showbox.

    Aside from ``Marrying the Mafia 2,’’ two other films brought in over 5 million viewers this year: ``Running Boy’’ and ``Welcome to Dongmakgol.’’

    Previously, only seven films have ever surpassed that mark. The first to do so was ``Shiri’’ in 1999, which was seen by 6.2 million people. Last year, ``Tae Guk Ki’’ and ``Silmido’’ made history by becoming the first films to go over the 11-million-viewer mark.

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    PIFF aims high in its 10th year

    Busan, Korea's biggest port city, will see more celebrities of the world's film industry than ever during the 10th annual Pusan International Film Festival, which kicks off a nine-day-run tonight in its beautiful sea village of Haeundae and downtown Nampo-dong.

    Inaugurated in 1996 as the nation's first-ever international film festival, PIFF has overcome the initial skepticism of many film fans and critics and established a reputation among professionals to grow up as one of Asia's major film festivals in such a short time.

    For this year's event, a total of 307 films from 73 countries, classified into nine categories including "Windows of Asia," "New Waves," "World Cinema" and "A Retrospective Show of Korean Films," will be shown in the newly-opening outdoor cinema inside the Haeundae Yachting Center and 30 other indoor and outdoor venues around the city. Some 5,000 domestic and foreign stars, film producers, as well as about 200,000 viewers are expected to attend the film festival.

    "At the beginning, we had to spend big to attract more people, but now we're worrying about not enough seats for those who are willing to purchase tickets to join the festival," Kim Dong-ho, the director of the festival, who has been associated with this event ever since its inception, said in an interview. "The number of world-premiers has steeply increased from last year's 40 to 63 this year. But we will keep working on introducing more new films through the upcoming festival."

    Among the celebrities to visit the city during the festival are Korean actors Jang Dong-gun and Jung Wu-sung and actresses Kim Hee-sun and Jun Ji-hyun.

    In addition to the main events and the opening and closing ceremonies, the PIFF will hold a variety of auxiliary events such as the Pusan Promotion Plan, the biggest free market event in Asian cinema, a hand printing event and reception parties for the participating stars and producers.

    The opening ceremony will be held at the Yachting Race Venue in the Bay of Suyong at 8:00 p.m. Taiwanese film "Three Times: Best of Our Times" (2005), directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, will be shown as the opening film. The film shows different love stories in three different times, 1911, 1966 and 2005 by the same actor and actress but in different characters.

    The closing ceremony will be held at the same site on Oct. 14, 8:00 p.m., with Korean director Hwang Byung-kook's "My Wedding Campaign" (2005), a melodrama about two single male farmers looking for wives in Uzbekistan, being premiered.

    Ten years ago, one of the festival's major goals was finding new Asian film directors, and the goal has been achieved to some degree, as such acclaimed film directors as Korea's Kim Ki-duk and Fruit Chan from Hong Kong made their names through the past festivals.

    Other special events include Directors' Choice Troopers and Actors' Choice Troopers, in which moviegoers can meet directors and actors to discuss film in depth. Director Kim Ji-woon of "A Bittersweet Life" and Choi Dong-hoon of "The Big Swindle" will participate in the sessions along with actors and actresses including Moon So-ri of "A Good Lawyer's Wife" and Yoo Ji-tae of "Antarctic Journal."

    Other renowned guests expected to visit the festival include British filmmaker Peter Greenaway, Japanese director Seijun Suzuki, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami and actor Jackie Chan.

    For more information about the 10th Pusan International Film Festival, call (051) 747-3010 / (02) 3675-5097 or visit its official Web site:


    By Lee Yong-sung


    Source: The Korea Herald
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    Lee Byung-hun to set up fan club in Japan

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    Actor Lee Byung-hun, nicknamed “Byonsama” in Japan, will soon launch a fan club
    in that country in a joint effort with Hakuhodo DY, a subsidiary of the influential
    Japanese advertisement agency, Hakuhodo. The firm has agreed to provide
    active support to set up a fan club for Lee, who is often described as “a hallyu
    blue chip.”

    The club, entitled “Lee Byung Hun Japan Official,” will be unveiled in November.
    Hakuhodo DY, which highly regards the actor’s popularity in Japan, will take
    charge of the club’s founding and overall management by capitalizing on its
    extensive marketing knowledge.

    Although the operation of Lee’s unofficial fan Web site has been suspended ahead
    of the club’s launch, the number of its visitors has exceeded 10 million recently,
    attesting to the actor’s skyrocketing popularity in Japan.

    Meanwhile, Hakuhodo DY has staged various pre-launch marketing events
    recently, such as posting advertisement banners on Tokyo’s downtown buses and
    running ads in the press in a bid to publicize the creation of Lee’s official fan club. ”

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    'Duelist' invited to Frankfurt Book Fair (2005/10/02)

    The film 'Duelist' (directed by Lee Myeong-se)is invited to the 2005 Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurter Buchmesse), an annual grand gathering for booksellers, publishers and readers, taking place from October 19 to 23 in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's biggest international event for literacy, is joined by over 7,000 exhibitors from about 110 countries to not only display and sell publications and related products, but also introduce its general culture, arts, performances and exhibitions.

    'Duelist' is invited to 'Korean Film Gala Screening' starting on October 21, and in that Korea is designated as the Guest of Honor of this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, it is more meaningful.

    The Source : Koreacontent News Team

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    Pusan Int'l Film Festival Kicks Off

    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    The 10th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) kicked off yesterday with a gala opening ceremony at the Yachting Center in Haeundae.
    The pre-ceremony created a warm festive mood by screening video clips of congratulatory messages from celebrities and a short documentary outlining the history of the festival over the past ten years.

    When popular actors such as Lee Byung-hun, Kang Dong-won and Ha Ji-won made their way on the red carpet to the venue, the atmosphere was heated as some 7,000 audience members burst into cheers.

    Security concerns were higher than in previous years as the festival takes place prior to the APEC Summit in Pusan in November. All guests and visitors had to walk through metal detectors at the entrance gates to the venue and there were many security guards and policemen in the area. But the outdoor theater, which added 2,000 more seats this year, was soon filled without any incident.

    At the main ceremony, hosted by popular local actor Han Suk-kyu and actress Kang Soo-yoen, festival chairman and Pusan City Mayor Hur Nam-sik announced the official opening of the festival and delivered a speech to commemorate the festival’s 10th anniversary.

    Popular local singer BoA also made an appearance on the stage to sing two songs for the audience. That performance was then followed by the feature film ``Three Times’’ by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao Hsien, who also attended the ceremony with the main actors of the opening film.

    The festival, which has become the largest and most important film festival in Asia within a short time, will continue through Oct. 14 showing 307 films from 73 countries.

    Korean Version of Hit “Love Actually” Features Six Couples In Love

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    “Let’s make a Korean version of ‘Love Actually. What sort of love stories should we bring together? Wouldn’t it be fun to have a man and a woman who are mutual enemies end up falling in love? Since the economy is so bad these days, a story about a couple keeping their love alive in the face of poverty would appeal to many. Let’s balance out the generations by including a romance between middle-aged lovers. But romantic love isn’t the only kind of love there is. Right, let’s portray inter-generational love between an unwed mother and her daughter. Well… That’s all good, but it seems a little ordinary so far. Isn’t there something provocative to really spice up the movie? How about the love of a nun? That would invite too much criticism. Not if we make her a novice preparing for the life of a nun. We need some homosexual romance as well. But nothing that goes too far—we’re not trying to spark controversy here. We should make it sweet and touching, like ‘Love Actually’ was. We should make the audience laugh in the beginning, then wring their tears at the end. If it wraps up too nice and happy, it would be too bland for Korean sensibilities. Sounds good! We’ll give them sugar, and then salt. Laughter, then tears!”

    This is the sort of brainstorming session that might have given birth to “The Most Beautiful Week of My Life,” which opens nationwide on October 6. The film is a designed product that genetically alters “Love Actually” to suit Korean palates.

    A Gift of Love that Weaves Together Six Different Colors—

    The film weaves together six different love stories over a one-week period. A love-hate relationship between hapless old bachelor Detective Nah (Hwang Jeong-min) and divorced psychiatrist Yu-jeong (Eom Jeong-hwa); a love that perseveres through poverty between Chang-hu (Im Chang-jeong) and Seon-ae (Seo Yeong-hi); an inter-generational love between immature bachelor Seong-won (Kim Su-ro) and a precocious six-year-old (Kim Yu-jeong); a precarious romance between nun-in-training Su-gyeong (Yun Jin-seo) and singer Jeong-hun (Jeong Gyeong-ho); a December romance between middle-aged theater owner Gwak (Ju Heon) and chronically vain Oh (Oh Mi-hi); and the forbidden love between lonely divorcé Jo (Cheon Ho-jin) and his male housekeeper (Kim Tae-hyeon). These are the romantic pieces that come together to complete the film’s larger mosaic of love.

    Hwang Jeong-min’s Laugh-Out-Loud Dialect and Eom Jeong-hwa’s All-Out Acting—

    This movie will succeed in drawing a response from the audience thanks to the diversity of its ensemble cast alone, but there’s something missing, and that prevents it from being the perfect gift box of love.

    What makes a great mixed gift basket? The candies, cookies, and pastries that compose it must each have their unique identities and flavors. But in “The Best Week of My Life,” candies, cookies, and pastries alike seem fixated on being everything at once. In other words, rather than crafting each episode to retain its distinctive flavor, the film opts for bringing into clear relief a set number of definitive emotional through-lines. The diversity of its subject matter does not translate to a corresponding diversity of emotions; instead, everything falls into the category of happy or sad. But this is not a mistake. It is a deliberate choice that the film makes. Because of all the care poured into molding episodes that carry strong emotional through-lines, many of them (like the inter-generational and homosexual romances) come across as under-explained, as if too many of the details in their stories ended up on the cutting room floor.

    Hwang Jeong-min is now at the peak of his craft. His Gyeongsang provincial dialect in this film will have you clutching your stomach in laughter. And the audience always appreciates Eom Jeong-hwa’s selfless immersion in her roles. Yun Jin-seo, whose character drools all over her lover’s cheek, is a master at portraying “mad love.” But Im Chang-jeong’s tearjerker storyline of “love and hope in the face of poverty” is becoming a bit stale.

    “The Best Week of My Life” is the second full-length feature by director Min Gyu-dong, who helmed “Horror at a Girls’ School II.” For audiences ages 15 and up.
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    “The Best Week of My Life” is the second full-length feature by director Min Gyu-dong...

    This looks interesting but isn't "Sad Movie" quite similar as well? And when's the release date or is it showing now?
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    QUOTE(knightdevil @ Oct 6 2005, 11:50 PM) »

    This looks interesting but isn't "Sad Movie" quite similar as well? And when's the release date or is it showing now?

    yes~` they are quite similar in style but i think this one is more in a happy mode .i like the .trailer ..the entire cast sing in it..

    official site (it open on 7 Oct )


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    What Makes PIFF a Hit?
    10 Reasons Behind the Rise of the Pusan International Film Festival

    By Kim Ki-tae
    Staff Reporter
    When the nation’s first international film festival was envisioned in Pusan, few expected it to be as big as it is now. With a relatively brief history of 10 years, it has grown into Asia’s biggest and the world’s most dynamic movie festivals. Then, what first propelled PIFF? The Korea Times gets a glimpse at the 10 engines behind the fast drive of the 10-year-old festival.

    1. Thirst for Non-Hollywood Films

    The launching of PIFF in 1996 was in sync with a new trend in the theatergoing customs in Korea. Fed up with Hollywood films, many Korean film lovers began to turn their eyes to something different. Some even went as far as getting English-subtitled, pirated videotapes of films from the Middle East or Eastern Europe. Reflecting such a thirst, Andrei Tarkovsky’s cryptic ``The Sacrifice’’ drew more than 30,000 viewers to a single art house cinema in 1995, even causing critic’s jaws to drop.
    When the first PIFF opened, it was great news to film fanatics. No wonder they crowded Nampo-dong and Haeundae and, in response, the festival showered them with 170 films from 27 nations. The cautious launching became an immediate hit. Since then, it has become fashionable for some young Koreans to see four or five films a day in Pusan, while sleeping at a tacky motel or a relative’s house.

    2. Rise of Korean Films

    PIFF’s history coincides with the rise of the Korean film industry. According to Korean Film Council, Korean films combined accounted for only 15.9 percent of the domestic film market in 1993, then marking a 10-year record low, but since that year it showed a stable increase to reach 53.5 percent in 2003. And located in the very middle of the rising curve is the nation’s first international film festival.

    ``The development of Korean films have backed up and bolstered PIFF,’’ said Kim Mee-hyun, officials at the Council said.

    On the other hand, however, some contend that it is PIFF that contributed to rather than benefited from the booming Korean film industry.

    Or, maybe you can say that both have mutually benefited each other.

    3. Film Magazines

    Another unnoticed but remarkable factor behind PIFF’s success seems to be a number of film weeklies, mostly founded since 1995. In particular, the nation has three major film-only weeklies, easily seen on subway vendors’ stands. Though seemingly remote from PIFF’s success, the weeklies are viewed as having contributed significantly to familiarizing art house films with young generations. Thanks to them, such names as Abbas Kiarostami or Krzysztof Kieslowski are not at all foreign to some young Koreans.

    These trend-setting magazines make visiting PIFF most fashionable among the youth.

    4. Short and Sweet Ceremonies

    Big events often feature big wheels, and often drawn out speeches or boring ceremonies. PIFF does not have any kind of those, except a brief opening by its organizing committee chairman, the host city’s mayor.

    With the festival’s success, many jostle to bathe in the glorious spotlight of the opening ceremonies. For example, during the last presidential elections, candidates were known to be eager to take to the podium, but were turned away. The committee has kept a strict policy to keep the festival as a platform for film lovers only.

    5. Kim Dong-ho

    When Kim Dong-ho was appointed as head of the now Korea Film Council in 1988, the Korean filmmaking circle openly objected ``this unprofessional figure’’ at the post. Now 17 years later, few, probably none, would dispute pointing to Kim as the biggest engine behind PIFF’s success.

    His magnetic charisma has played a critical role in directing PIFF through thick and thin, forming harmony within the organizing committee and setting up a global network in the international film industry. A committee official’s private comment that she has never lost respect for him for even a minute during the 10-straight years seems no exaggeration.

    6. Riding on the Wave of Asian Films

    Since the 80s, a row of Chinese and Taiwanese filmmakers created stirs at Western major film festivals, raising interests in Asian films in the other hemisphere.

    However, few Asian film events effectively served as a window to the continent’s film scenes until PIFF positioned itself as an Asia-oriented festivity. One film industry insider even argues that PIFF somehow owes a lot to the Chinese filmmakers, at least in the first few years of its success. PIFF also aptly has made most of its role bridging between lesser known Asian film circles and international reviewers.

    7. Port Full of Cinephiles

    ``Once visiting Pusan, they are coming back.’’ If there is any formula concerning PIFF, it could be one. Foreign directors and producers often became so impressed and agape by the audience’s fever they quickly make promises to return. And they do.

    For example, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul was once quoted by a local daily saying that back in his homeland, few recognize him on streets, but in Pusan, he occasionally has to stop to sign autographs for his Korean fans.

    PIFF does not have glamorous Hollywood stars or dogged paparazzi but boasts a number of passionate cinephiles bombarding with questions directors love to answer.

    8. Let Them Come Back

    There are many film markets in major international film festivals that deal with completed films. Seeking a niche market, PIFF has come up with the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) to connect investors and directors from the early planning phase of a film.

    The new concept succeeded in drawing numerous promising filmmakers and deep pockets around the world. Now, many investors see the PPP as a chance to ``procure’’ the cream of the crop of Asian cinema. In response, many Asian filmmakers, even world-renowned directors like Fruit Chan and Kim Ki-duk, are coming to Pusan with their new projects.

    9. Clever Positioning

    Since its outset, PIFF has defined itself as a non-competitive film festival, except for its minor New Currents section. And it turned out to be a clever positioning. While most of other Asian competition film festivals were in vain trying to get fine films premiered in their home ahead of other giants like Venice, Berlin or Cannes, PIFF could effectively consolidate its status as an uncompetitive but Asia-focused festival by avoiding competition with Western powerhouses.

    10. `Piffle’

    The organizing committee affectionately call people involved in the festival ``Piffle,’’ a combination of PIFF and people. There are many Piffle who have sweated behind every scene for the 10 years. To name a few, Lee Yong-kwan, vice director, was known to be the one who persuaded Kim Dong-ho to join the festival from its outset and has played an instrumental role since the beginning.

    Programmers Kim Ji-seok and Jay Jeon are known to be the first to come up with the idea of the nation’s first international film festival. They have also served as messengers venturing to every corner of the Asian film scene to deliver the finest products to Pusan over the 10 years.

    Few can deny that the passionate staffers of the organizing committee, without any reported major internal friction, account for much of PIFF’s successful decade.

    And of course, we can’t forget the volunteers. This year alone, more than 3,000 cinephiles apply for 529 openings.

    When asked what most contributes to the success, Lee So-young, the committee’s general affairs manager said briefly but succinctly, ``It’s people. Really, it’s people.’’

    Other reasons for the festival’s success include Pusan City’s financially supporting the event but refraining from bureaucratic intervention in order to keep the festive mood alive despite its financial support. Some also say that the festival’s location at the port city also gives also romantic and festive mood to the now 10-year-old event.

    Other suggest that energetic but usually pent-up Koreans somehow need some excuse to go mad like they did during the World Cup and PIFF successfully gives such a rare opportunity for them to vent their energy.

    10-06-2005 18:59

  • yoonniyoonni Posts: 210Member
    ^^ hajiwon looks so pretty in that picture!

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    QUOTE(yoonni @ Oct 7 2005, 07:56 AM) »

    ^^ hajiwon looks so pretty in that picture!

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    edited January 2011
    Is there any way to watch PIFF?
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    edited September 2008
    WOW! she is really very pretty!!!!!
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  • CindyW88CindyW88 Chicago, USAPosts: 696Friend of Soompi
    edited October 2005

    Celebrities attending the opening ceremony of “The 10th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF, 10회 부산국제영화제)” held on 10/6/05:

    Son Tae Young (손태영)

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    Jo In Sung (조인성)

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    Lee Byung Hun (이병헌)

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    Park Joon Hoon and Kim Ming Jong (박중훈, 김민종)

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    Ha Ji Won and Kang Dong Won (하지원, 강동원)

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    Soo Ae (수애)

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    Um Ji Won (엄지원)

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    Jackie Chan and Kim Hee Sun (성룡, 김희선)

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    Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin (류승범, 공효진)

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    Kim Min Jung (김민정)

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