Lee Byung Hun (IRIS) was interrogated by police overnight for 9 hours! From 8pm until 5am on Wednesday, Lee was interviewed in relation to charges made by his ex-girlfriend, who has accused him of falsely promising marriage and illegal gambling. Lee has counter-sued, for defamation of character and blackmail.
CNN has released their own much less contentious interview with Lee, “Korea’s Leading Man,” right here.
And for those of us who just can’t get enough of LBH, he stars in a new internet series by the writer and director of Beethoven Virus. The three-part series, titled Influence, jumps back and forth in time between the years 1907 and 2007, and premiers in March.
Uhm Ji Won (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry) looks like she’s having fun in the Dr. Seussical fuzzy red dress she sports in the February Marie Claire magazine!
Unfortunately, it looks like even after all the press, Uhm‘s new show (and Kim Bum‘s comeback vehicle) The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, is choking with ratings hovering around 5%. To be fair, it is up against the juggernaut known as Chuno…
Yoo Seung Ho‘s rebelliously “unbalanced” haircut on God of Study is catching on–Korea’s hair salons are reporting more and more guys coming in to throw off the shackles of symmetry and get a “Hwang Baek Hyun cut,” named after his character on the teen drama.
Looking for an MC for your next event? Don’t ask Jung Yong Hwa! The star of You’re Beautiful sucks at it so much that he earned the nickname MC Nuisance from the hosts of Radio Star.
Welcome to Seoul! Jang Geun Suk has been appointed ambassador of the capital city by the mayor, Oh Se Hoon. The 23-year old Beethoven Virus star’s duties will include talking up his favorite city in interviews both in Korea and internationally.
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance‘s Lee Young Ae has signed on with a new management company, putting to rest rumors that she’d retire from show business after tying the knot in a secret ceremony last fall.
The weather in New York has been unpredictable this winter–freezing one minute, sunny and mild the next, which I guess explains Lee Hyori‘s (On Air) fur collar, baby T and suspenders look for her new NYC photo shoot for Cosmo.
Jung Il Woo (The Return of Iljimae) has followed BFF Lee Min Ho‘s lead in taking on a gay character. Jung will appear on stage in the play Beautiful Sunday in a role he describes as exciting, but “a challenge.”
Finally, Kim Hyun Joong‘s new Hatsun Chicken photo spread is really just a collection of nutty poses…plus sometimes he’s holding a drumstick?