Gong Yoo Leads Off the 2018 January Movie Star Rankings Even Without an Acting Project in 2017

An entire year and a half without a movie, and also an entire year without a drama on top of that, and still top Hallyu star Gong Yoo leads off the first 2018 Korean movie star poll rankings ahead of two heavyweights. Coming in second place is Ha Jung Woo starring in the biggest box office hit drama in years with Along With the Gods, with third place being Kang Dong Won who had a cameo in hit movie 1987 last December and is ramping up for the mid-February release of his upcoming movie Golden Slumber. Beyond the top three behemoth stalwarts of Korean movie stars, the remainder of the January 2018 rankings are Kim Tae Ri in 4th, 5th place being her Mr. Sunshine male lead Lee Byung Hun, 6th spot goes to Park Seo Joon, teen actress Kim Hyang Gi from Along With the Gods in 7th and another Along star Cha Tae Hyun in 8th, with Son Ye Jin in 9th and Lee Jong Seok in 10th place for the top ten. Continue reading

Star-studded Cast of Fantasy Death K-movie Along With the Gods Holds Press Conference

The year end holiday season will have a star-studded big-budget K-movie to look forward to, and hopefully end the Korean box office for 2017 on a high note. Fantasy death movie Along With the Gods (Two Worlds) is adapted from … Continue reading

Jung Woo Sung and Ha Jung Woo Headline K-stars at Bottega Veneta Event in Seoul

The waning days of summer is also the kickoff to the biggest fashion season of the year in fall. The colors and fabrics transition from the playful and light to the experimental and substantial, and this year Italian design house … Continue reading

Jung Woo Sung and Lee Jung Jae’s Artist Company Agency Celebrates First Anniversary with Vogue Korea Spread

Two K-ent titans forming an agency is more than enough  to garner interest and  anticipation that the effort would be a success. Best friends and top Korean actors Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung left their agencies after their … Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading

Section TV Polls Fan Picks for Top 8 Big Stars of Korean Entertainment in 2015

Every time there is a survey of some sort, it’s always entertaining to casually peruse which star has maintained top dog popularity and who may have dropped off a bit. This weekend Section TV did a poll for its 800 … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading

Jeon Ji Hyun, Lee Jung Jae, and Ha Jung Woo Hit the Red Carpet for Action Flick The Assassination

Just because Jeon Ji Hyun did one mega hit K-drama without any indication she’s planning anymore small screen forays doesn’t mean she’s not acting. She’s just back to her day job is all, being one of the biggest K-actress movie … Continue reading