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Lee Na Young has confirmed
that she will co-star opposite Rain
in the autumn spy thriller Runaway
. Last appearing in Kdrama in Ireland
(which hits Drama Fever tomorrow btw), Lee
's return will have her skipping across Asia as the story is set in Tokyo, Macau, Busan, Shanghai and many other iconic cities. Runaway
is scheduled to premier in September.
's Song Il Kook stirred up controversy
with remarks he made anticipating his stage debut in a double role as historical figures Ahn Jung Geun
and his son, Ahn Jun Saeng
. While Ahn Jung Geun
is a famous figure of the Korean resistance of Japanese occupation in the early 1900s, his son Ahn Jun Saeng
was branded a traitor to the cause. Song
, whose family has figured prominently in Korea's independence movement, gave remarks sympathetic to Ahn Jun Saeng
. That's all it took for him to be branded by a some as a traitor himself. The upshot is that prior to the start of his new play (called I Am You
), a dialogue with the audience will be held to help ease tensions.
On a lighter note, Kdrama celebs are being called on the carpet for being huge fatties by the always-sensitive internet universe. First up, Park Shin Hye was lambasted
for appearing slightly more substantial than usual. Birdie Buddy
also got nailed for having a mini-muffin top
in her vacuum-sealed vinyl short shorts (although some kindly suggested that the photos may have been photoshopped by anti-fans). Fearing the kind of harsh criticism that befell those starlets, Jang Geun Suk
has announced that he's going on a diet
Lee Dong Gun
is entering the army
, after a health-related postponement. Meanwhile, the military has decided
that Lee Joon Ki
would best serve as a "celebrity military officer," working to boost the morale of soldiers by hosting military television and radio shows, as well as making other appearances in order to "fulfill various cultural desires."
's General Choi Han Jung Soo
hit the catwalk the other day in a bizarre fur shawl
that looks great if you're... uh... building an igloo?
Finally, have a look at Kim Hyun Joong totally cracking up
about something on the radio show Young Street
. His SS501
bandmates must have been pretty "on" that day, because Kim
had to run to a corner he was laughing so hard!