Choi Jin Shil Is Newsmaker of the Year for 2008

Choi Jin Shil’s suicide has been voted by Korean netizens as the biggest news to have happened in the Korean entertainment world this year.

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Han Ye Seul Says Sorry For Leaving During Awards Ceremony

There had been an uproar over Han Ye Seul sudden departure in the midst of the 7th Korean Film Awards last Thursday (4th December) for which she gave an official apology today. During the 7th Korean Film Awards, Han Ye Seul left the awards ceremony after the first half, leading to widespread speculation that the reason was because she didn’t win the Best New Actress award.

Han Ye Seul at 7th Korean Film Awards Red Carpet

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New Tazza Drama Production Stills

Olive9 Production has continued to build up buzz for their “Tazza” drama by releasing stills from the filming of the drama’s opening at a temporarily constructed casino set at SBS production center situated in Gyeonggi-do.

Kim Min Joon, Han Ye Seul and Jang Hyuk in Tazza

Kim Min Joon, Han Ye Seul and Jang Hyuk in Tazza

Charisma was practically oozing from the three main characters, Go Ni (Jang Hyuk), Kwan Suk Eun (Han Ye Seul) and Young Min (Kim Min Joon) from the stills. According to someone from Olive9, “For the drama opening filming, they learnt gambling skills from the professionals to look like real gamblers.” The intense fighting scene between Jang Hyuk and Kim Min Joon without the need for body doubles won applause from the filming crew.

“Tazza” is adapted from the comic version by author Hur Yeong Man and is a story about gambling. It would be different from the movie adapation with the addition of new characters on top of the base story. The drama will takeover the Mon-Tues timeslot currently held by “Gourmet” starting 8th September.