Following last weeks “Top 30 Sexiest Female K-Celebs” list is this weeks “Top 30 Most Beautiful Female K-Celeb Faces” list as voted by netizens. Topping the list this week is actress Kim Tae Hee (Yong Pal) who is known for her flawless and small face, coming in second is Lee Young Ae of Dae Jung Geum fame, followed by Jeon Ji Hyun (You Who Came From The Stars) whom also came in at third on last weeks list. Other celebs who made last weeks and this weeks list include Son Ye Jin (Shark), Han Go Eun (Goddess of Fire) and Shin Min Ah (Arang and the Magistrate). Continue reading
A TvN summer special program titled “The List 2015” recently aired an episode ranking the ’30 hottest Korean female celebrity bodies’ as voted by netizens. Taking the number #1 spot on the list is actress Kim Hye Soo (“Goddess of the Workplace” and “Tazza: High Rollers”) who also happens to be the oldest person on the list, taking second and third are Jeon Ji Hyun (“You Who Came From the Stars“) and Kim Sa Rang (“Beloved Eun-Dong“).
Fun Fact: Three of the four members of girl group SISTAR all made the list. Continue reading
Forbes Korea released their “Power Celebrity 40” list for the year 2014 at the end of last month, surprisingly SM’s super group EXO came in at first place despite the scandals that rocked the group throughout last year (with two members filing lawsuits and one member caught in the midst of a date with a label member), the group rose four places to take the number one spot, whilst last years #1 SNSD dropped down to ninth. There are two steps involved in determining the Top 40, the first step involves finding the Top 100 most searched people of the year based on data provided by Nate, the second step involves measuring that celebrity’s:
The 2014 3rd APAN Star Awards (part of the annual Daejeon Drama Festival) was held a few days ago on November 15th and Jo In Sung was the big winner of the night for his performance in the critically-acclaimed It’s Okay, It’s Love, while two of his fellow castmates, Lee Kwang Soo and rookie actor Do Kyung Soo (D.O of EXO), also took home awards. To absolutely no one’s surprise, however, the show that earned the most nods was You Who Came From the Stars with a total of five – most notably Kim Soo Hyun winning the Actor Top Excellence award and both Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun taking home the Hallyu Star award.
That’s not to say the night wasn’t without a few eyebrow-raising surprises – Kim Hee Sun (while I love her) winning the Actress Top Excellence for Feature-length Dramas for Wonderful Season over Ha Ji Won (Empress Ki) was unexpected, to say the least. I didn’t expect Kim Hee Ae to win Actress Top Excellence for Mini-series over Gong Hyo Jin either, though I wouldn’t say Gong Hyo Jin was robbed in this case – both actresses are excellent. But what about Jin Se Yeon winning a popularity award for Doctor Stranger? At least the love was spread out across the dramas nominated?
The APAN Star Awards ceremony was broadcasted on tvN on November 19th from 6-7pm.
It’s awards season again, the time of year when top stars trot out to accept recognition for their work in TV/film/entertainment and impress (or shock) us all with their red carpet fashion choices. The list of nominations have been released for the APAN Star Awards 2014, which covers all dramas that aired on the Big 3 channels (SBS, MBC, KBS) as well as cable networks from October 1st, 2013 to September 31st, 2014. Along with the nominee roster is confirmation of the special guest performers who will grace the event, which includes Chen of EXO, Ailee, Red Velvet, T-ara and Dae Guk Nam Ah.
The APAN Star Awards is part of the Daejeon Drama Festival and a relatively new event – this year will mark the third time the awards have been held. This year’s ceremony will take place on November 15th (5:00-10:00 PM KST) at the Hall of Jeongsimhwa International Cultural Center, Chungnam National University in Daejeon. Despite its fairly new status, it’s an interesting way to see which dramas and its actors stood out most across the board (the network-hosted award shows every year are really an excuse for broadcasters to give everyone who gave them ratings a pat on the back).
With that said, the nominees this year are fairly obvious on the whole (in particular, Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun being nominated for You Who Came From the Stars and Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin for It’s Okay, It’s Love in the Top Excellence Actor/Actress categories), though not without its fair share of head-scratchers (like Kang So Ra and Jin Se Yeon both being nominated for Excellence Actress for Doctor Stranger – why that drama is even included on an awards list is beyond me). There’s also the Daesang to consider – last year’s Daesang was taken home by Song Hye Kyo for That Winter, The Wind Blows. I’d say it’ll come down to either Stars or It’s Okay, It’s Love for the big winners, but we won’t know until November 15th – in the meantime, what are everyone’s choices for each category?
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, so without further ado. Continue reading
We finally get our first look at the cast of You Came from the Stars (formerly known as “Man from Another Star” or “Man from the Stars”), which actually held its first script reading on October 14th at the SBS Tanhyeon Production Center. Kim Soo Hyun, Jeon Ji Hyun, Park Hae Jin, Yoo In Na and a number of familiar supporting actors (Kim Chang Wan, Na Young Hee, Lee Il Hwa, Yoo In Young, Ahn Jae Hyun, Jo Hee Bong) were in attendance. I don’t see Yunho of DBSK anywhere, so perhaps that casting fell through after all?