Thursday, August 30, 2012

SBS Refutes Plagiarism Allegations Made Against Upcoming Drama 'Cheongdam-dong Alice'

On August 30th, SBS refuted plagiarism allegations made against their upcoming scheduled weekend drama 'Cheongdam-dong Alice.'

Plagiarism allegations were made by the publisher of 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri' who revealed that preparations for a drama production of the novel have been ongoing for the past 2 years. "We made a contract with the author of 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri,' Lee Hye Kyung, and have been preparing for a drama production (of the novel). But after learning about SBS's 'Cheongdam-dong Alice,' we were surprised," adding, "the characters, setting, and (story) development are 90% similar to 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri.'"

SBS responded to the allegations saying, "Other than Cheongdam-dong in the title and the male protagonist being a CEO in the fashion industry, there are no similarities between 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' and 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri,'" adding, "It seems due to the similarity in the title, internet portal sites incorrectly publicized ('Oduri' as the original for 'Alice') and that is why this is happening."

According to officials from SBS, "During the past two years, writers Kim Ji Woon and Kim Jin Hee have been preparing 'Cheongdam-dong Alice.' Because there are no similarities in content (to 'Oduri'), we feel the allegations are absurd."

Meanwhile, SBS's 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' is Moon Geun Young and Park Shi Hoo's comeback drama. It will begin its broadcast in December following 'Five Fingers.'

source: TVReport & starin.edaily
credits to and translations by Soompi Moons


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2012.08.29 Cyworld Update

잊지 말자.
Do not forget.

 credit and translation by: MGYIFC


2012.08.28 Cyworld Update

Eyes are truly pretty.
No matter what anyone says, I..
like a person with pretty eyes.
It's really enviously pretty.
Yes, me too.
Do not lose your first feelings.
Do not deny it.
Yes.. me too..
I want to be a person with pretty eyes.

눈이 참 이쁘다.
누가 뭐래도 나는..
눈이 예쁜 사람이 좋다.
정말 부러울만치 이쁘다.
그래 나도.
처음 마음 잃지 말자.
굳이 부정하진 말자.
그래.. 나도..
예쁜 눈인 사람이고 싶다.

credits to and translations by Soompi Moons


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Moon Geun-young confirms role in weekend TV series Cheongdamdong Alice

Korean actress Moon Geun-young is gearing up to step back into the spotlight after her two-year hiatus by starring as the female lead in an upcoming SBS TV series. 

Namoo Actors officials announced in a press release Thursday that Moon will play the role of Han Se-kyung in SBS' forthcoming weekend drama "Alice of Cheongdam-dong" [translated title].

This will be the actress' new project on her plate in two years as she has been taking a long break from acting in the small screen after starring in "Marry Me, Mary" (KBS, 2010), opposite actor Jang Keun-suk. 

"Alice of Cheongdam-dong," which still is far from its premiere scheduled after Ju Ji-hoon's "Five Finger" ends the run in December, tells the story of Han, who lives each day with the motto "Strive for your dream to succeed."

After facing many difficulties in her life, she start working at an apparel company that copies designers' clothes. 

The series will be directed by producer Cho Soo-won of "Swallow the Sun" (SBS, 2009) and the writing duo Kim Ji-woon and Kim Jin-hee of "Queen Seon-duk" (MBC, 2009) and historical series "Deep Rooted Tree" (SBS, 2012).

Moon, whose growth as a person and actor has been wide open to the public after debuting at the age of 13 in 1999, first gained public attention by playing the child days of the female lead in the popular 2000 drama "Autumn Tale," starring Hallyu stars Song Seung-heon, Song Hye-kyo and Won Bin.

She quickly shot to stardom and solidified her position as a talented child actor after starring in the hit horror film "A Tale of Two Sisters" (2003), "My Little Bride" (2004) and "Dancing Princess" (2005).

It is only recently that she got rid of her younger sister-like image and widened the spectrum of her roles by starring in KBS' "Sister of Cinderella" (KBS, 2010) and "Marry Me, Mary."

Related News

Last-minute coordination of Park and Moon in “Cheongdam-dong Alice” is expected to succeed

Park Si Hoo and Moon Geun Young are expected to focus on their cooperation.

“Cheongdam-dong Alice” is the SBS weekend drama that will start broadcasting in December. Currently there are some last-minute issues that are still under discussion.

The scriptwriters for “Cheongdam-dong Alice” are the veterans Kim Young Hyun and Park Sang Youn who wrote the MBC dramas ”Queen Seondeok” and SBS’s “A tree with deep roots” and talented newcomers Kim Jin Hee and Kim Jee Woon. This is KYH and PSY’s third collaboration which is eagerly anticipated.

This is Moon Geun Young’s first appearance on TV in two years since the 2010 drama “Mary Stayed Out All Night”. When the final decision is announced, we can see a new combination of Park Si Hoo and Moon Geun Young.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

2012.08.18 Cyworld Update

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credits: MGYIFC


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Actress Shin Se Kyung admits that she looks older than actress Moon Geun Young

Actress Shin Se Kyung recently admitted that she looked older than actress Moon Keun Young.
On the episode of KBS2’s Happy Together that aired on August 16, Shin talked about her friendship with Moon, saying “I’m three years older than Moon, but I know I look a lot older than her.”
In response, emcee Yoo quipped, “Shin, you’re absolutely gorgeous, but you’re right about the comparison with Moon.”
Shin also stated, “We became close while appearing in a movie as same-year-old characters. We can’t see often, but we talk quite a lot over the phone, and we share opinions about each other’s acting.”
The actress added, “Parents of us are close and even Moon’s grandma likes me.”
Source; koreadotcom


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Park Sihoo and Moon Geunyoung to star in a new drama?

Park Si Hoo to meet Moon Geun Young in “Cheongdam Alice”
Actor Park Si Hoo is expected to make his comeback in the new SBS weekend drama “Cheongdam Alice”.*
According to multiple news reports on August 14, Park Si Hoo is seriously considering starring as the hero in “Cheongdam Alice” (scriptwriters Kim Jin Hee & Kim Jee Woon, Producer/Director Cho Soo Won).
An official of Park Si Hoo’s entertainment agency commented on this story: “Park Si Hoo is considering ‘Cheongdam Alice’.  In addition, there are other works under discussion.  He has to plan his Filmography carefully and details will be announced soon.”
The drama “Cheongdam Alice” is based on the novel “Cheongdam Oh Duri”.  Park Si Hoo plays Cha Seung Ho, the world’s youngest chairman of a luxury goods distribution company (who is suffering from a traumatic past relationship) and Moon Geum Young plays Han Se Kyung, a Cinderella character [who sells fake brand names - ED: this is from another source.]  “Cheongdam Alice” dramatizes the unexpected love between the two in a world dominated by wealth and explores the true meaning of marriage.
This is Park Si Hoo’s first drama after his very successful MBC “Queen of Reversals” and KBS2 “The Princess’s Man” and also Moon Geun Young’s much-anticipated return to TV after a break of two years.
Meanwhile, this drama “Cheongdam Alice” is scheduled to follow “Five Fingers” on SBS and will be broadcast in December.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Moon Geun Young is Reviewing 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' for her Comeback in 2 Years

Moon Geun Young is coordinating her comeback.

A representative from Moon Geun Young's agency spoke to Newsen over the phone on August 10th and revealed, "Recently, a proposal to star in 'Cheongdam-dong Alice' was received and she is (favorably) reviewing it." If she confirms to appear in the drama, it will mark her comeback on the small screen since 2010 KBS 2TV drama 'Marry Me, Mary.'

[note: Cheongdam-dong is known as the 'Fashion and Art Street' and is located in the affluent area of Gangnam in Seoul]

'Cheongdam-dong Alice' is a drama based on the novel (photo of cover above) 'Cheongdam-dong Oduri.' It is about a strange and suspicious girl who has lived camping out in front of the luxury shops in Cheongdam-dong for 3 years, and the story revolves around the happenings that ensue after her encounter with the CEO of one of its luxury shops. The drama will be penned by Kim Young Hyun, who wrote hit sageuk dramas 'Queen Seon Duk' and 'Tree with Deep Roots,' as well as Kim Jin Hee who the writer has worked together with before.

Since the end of 'Marry Me, Mary,' Moon Geun Young has received several project proposals and has been on a two year hiatus. Meanwhile, she has been devoted to her studies and has been cautious in selecting her comeback project.

source: Newsen & Sports Hankook
credits to and translations by Soompi Moons


Sunday, August 5, 2012

2012.08.05 Cyworld Update


credits: MGYIFC


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2012.08.01 Cyworld Update