[caption id="attachment_33708" align="alignleft" width="416" caption="Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won, and a billion sequins"]
's Secret Garden
premiered this weekend, and all anyone can talk about is the twinkling sequined tracksuit
he wears throughout the first episode. Hyun
's character repeatedly defends the fashion choice, but judging from online commentary, viewers weren't convinced. The glittering garment even made it onto the list of most-used search engine terms
right after making its flashy debut.
From a fictional horrible decision to a real-life one, Hollywood is planning to remake
the inimitable revenge classic Oldboy
, possibly directed by either Steven Spielberg
, Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass)
, or Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
. The project was caught in legal limbo over rights to the source manga, but now seems to be back on track. And before you think that this could be an unnecessary but respectful adaptation, a la Let Me In
, the new Oldboy
is supposed to star... Will Smith
. Hopefully in this version the octopus will eat him.
Actress Park Hye Sang
dead at her home on Friday morning after an apparent suicide. Park
appeared in the cable sitcom Apgujeong
as well as being a model for LG and several other brands. She was 29 years old.
Fuji TV is rolling out
the third of its hit Sazae-san
drama adaptations. The well-loved comic strip and animated series is returning to live-action with Alisa Mizuki
in the title role, and will feature a fantasy sequence in which all the characters appear as future versions of themselves. The comedy will ring in the new year on January 2nd.
The well-remembered 1996 minidrama The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World
is headed for the big screen
, adapted by the original writer Noh Hee Kyung
. The fictionalized story of the author's mother's death from cancer was a major hit and established Noh
's reputation as one of Kdrama's most respected screenwriters.
Finally, today is your last chance to vote
for the 2010 Style Icon awards, given to Korea's most fashionable celebrities. The site to place your vote (registration required) is here
, and they let you re-vote every 10 minutes, so start clicking!