News bites: April 5, 2008
- On the April 4 broadcast of MBC’s Section TV, Lee Da Hae listed Taiwanese actor-singer-producer Jay Chou as an actor she’d like to work with. Asked why she chose him, she explained, “The first thing is personality. I wonder if we’d be a good match.” I’m sure she means that strictly professionally.
- Duo Mighty Mouth shot to fame with some help from Yoon Eun Hye with their debut song “I Love You” (listen here), and now they’re featuring the much-hyped new singer and JYP protégé JOO. I guess they have a thing for pretty girls with weak vocals?
- Popular comedian and Infinity Challenge regular Park Myung Soo is getting married tomorrow (April 6) and spent the week leading up to the big day undergoing wedding prep — on the air. The other four hosts (Yoo Jae Seok, Jung Hyung Don, Noh Hong Chul, Jung Joon Ha) carried out the “Making Park Myung Soo the No. 1 Bridegroom Project” — massages, makeovers — in its full gag-laden glory on the variety show.
- Speaking of weddings, Andy and Solbi, who act as a married couple in the “We Got Married” segment on MBC’s Sunday, Sunday Night, are attracting notice for their onstage duet performing his new “Love Song” on MBC’s Music Core.
- Kang Ta, who just began his military service, revealed in a recent interview that he’d considered a nose job, even going so far as to have a doctor’s consultation, but decided against it thinking even minor nose work would lead everyone to believe he’d had his whole face plasticized. He acknowledges that some people still believe he’s had work done, but affirms he’s never laid a knife to his face.
- And here’s something especially interesting! Rock/pop singer Lee Juck‘s short story is being produced as a full-length animated film by the Korea Film Academy. The source material, “Jeh Bool Chal’s Story” [제불찰 씨 이야기], was included in Lee Juck’s short-story collection (pic at right) Fingerprint Hunter [지문사냥꾼], and is described as a satirical piece about a man (Jeh Bool Chal) who is so ignored by people that he shrinks to a small enough size to enter a person’s ear. I love surreal fiction like this — reminds me of Haruki Murakami’s metaphysical short story “The Elephant Vanishes.” And I love literate musicians — first it’s Horan, and now Lee Juck — combining two of my mostest favoritest things in the world.
SONG OF THE DAY
Lee Juck – “장난감 전쟁” (War of the Toys) [ Download ]