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Yoo Seung Ho
's Flames of Ambition
was one of 5 series that raised the hackles of South Korea's broadcast standards board, which put restrictions on programs deemed "unethical." Although Ambition
had been getting a lot of attention for its intergenerational romance, violence was what set off the board (full story, including spoilers, is here
). Scenes involving Shim Eun Kyung
's character's involvement in a car accident, discussion of rape and scenes of physical abuse got the government's attention. Other series hit for bad language and other infractions included the popular Giant
Lee Byung Hyun
will make his first appearance
in a Japanese drama next year, guest starring in Fuji TV's adaptation of the film Diplomat Kuroda Kousaku
will play a Korean-American, and speak all his lines in English in the new series, which begins airing in January.
Hot hot pics
from the drama special Pianist
just came out, with SHINee
going after Han Ji Hye
in the bowels of a piano factory!
The stars of Petty Romance
, the sexy comedy set in the world of erotic manwha creators held a press conference in advance of the film's release early next month. Read more about the movie, which sounds hilarious, and see stars Lee Seon Kyun
and Choi Kang Hee right here
East of Eden
's Park Jae Hin
accusations of draft evasion, even though his exemption for mental illness (he was diagnosed with schizophrenia) was granted back in 2004, and the statute of limitations on his case has expired. For now, it seems that most fans are supporting Park
, who says that the investigation is an attack on his character and shows an insensitivity to people with mental illnesses. He says that he is willing to be retested, and if found fit to serve would voluntarily enter the military.
And finally, It's Okay Daddy's Girl
grabbed pretty good ratings in the series' first week, but the big surprise
was who is tuning in: with a idol-packed cast featuring members of C N Blue
, Super Junior
and Baby V.O.X.
, the show's biggest audience so far is... women over 60 years old!