by purplenette, January 5, 2013

This news is about the personal lives of actors and actresses.  

Rain and Kim Tae Hee 

New Year's Day, the news hit the front pages of online portal websites after a news outlet posted several photos of the two getting into a car.

Ok, so the story is that Rain (Fullhouse, R2B: Return to Base) and Kim Tae Hee (Stairway to Heaven, Iris) met during a commercial shoot in November 2011 and have developed feelings for each other.  The have seen each other off and on and just started really dating recently.

Kim Tae Hee’s agency made a statement a few hours after the story hit online news. 

"It has been a bit over a month since they started seeing each other. Since the two are well-known celebrities, they don’t have enough time to meet and have limited places to go. Though their relationship is developing, it is still in its early stages." 

The Ministry of Defense has confirmed three days:November 23rd, December 2nd and December 29th, 2012 between 9 and 10 pm days that Kim Tae Hee picked him up from editing work in his private studio in Seoul and dropped him off at the front gate.

With all of that being said, Rain is now under scrutiny for receiving too many vacation day’s from the military.  From what I understand a regular enlisted soldier receives 28 days of time off to a maximum of 60 days during military duty.  Rain allegedly has received 62 days of time off in 10 months from January to October 2012.

Wow, she picked him up and drove him back to barracks.  I bet that has never happened in the history of military service (sarcasm intended).  They can’t tell me that no other soldier ever that has been working outside for the military hasn't had a friend/girlfriend or family member pick him up and take him back to barracks.  Is it because he is an idol?  I don’t get it.  What is the big deal?  The report isn't that Rain was AWOL and she secretly picked him up and took him away.  

Also, they aren't saying that he took unsanctioned leave.  They obviously gave him the leave so why is it all of a sudden a problem?  I swear jealous people will always try to find a way to steal a person’s happiness. 

Honestly, being from the Unites States, I find mandatory military service unbelievable. If it were up to me, then no idol or actor would serve so that I can get my entertainment.  I’m selfish like that.

There is also a rumor that the relationship could be a publicity stunt for Toyota Korea.  Rain and Kim Tae Hee have been seen in two Toyota rental cars (Camry and Venza).  Kim Tae Hee was signed to model for the car company in December 2012. 

If that is true, then I think Rain is getting the short end of this deal.

Uhm Tae Woong and Yoo HyeJin

Uhm Tae Woong (The Devil, An Introduction to Architecturemade the announcement official on November 4 that he would soon be husband and father.  He will marry Yoon Hye Jin who is a professional ballerina and member of the Korean National Ballet.  She is also the daughter of veteran actor Yoon Il Bong.

On 1N2D Uhm Tae Woong said, “I thought about marriage only two days after meeting her. I think I met my lifelong companion.”

Sim Entertainment madea statement “Uhm Tae Woong fell for Yoon Hye Jin’s elegant and intellectual looks as well as her kind heart. Yoon Hye Jin was said to be very attracted to Uhm Tae Woong’s honest and diligent image.”

Apparently Uhm Tae Woong’s sister, Uhm Jung Hwa introduced them at the beginning of 2012.  The relationship has matured since then and Yoon Hye Jin is now approximately 5 weeks pregnant. Their marriage date is set for January 9, 2013.

Uhm Tae Woong is getting MARRIED!!!  Now, any of you that watch 1N2D variety show will understand how shocked I was when he broke the news.  He was constantly saying that he felt lonely and wanted to get married.  They are beautiful together.  Congratulations!!!

Lee Joon/Oh Yeon Seo/Lee Jang Woo

Love Triangle

If you are watching the Oh Yeon Seo  and Lee Joon couple on We Got Married variety show, then this will probably interest you. 

Oh Yeon Seo (Unexpected You, Just Friends) and Lee Jang Woo (Smile, Dong Hae, I Do I Do) are in the drama Oh Ja Ryong is Coming together which is airing right now on MBC.  She is also known for starring as wife of MBLAQ member Lee Joon (I Need a Fairy, upcoming Iris 2) in the variety show We Got Married. 

Oh Yeon Seo’s agency apparently has no clue as to who Oh Yeon Seo is dating or not, because they released two different statements.

On a January 4 broadcast of MBC’s Section TV Entertainment Relay the agency stated through a phone call, “The two are not dating. They’re a sunbae and hoobae of the same university, and they became close while filming the drama. We believe that there is no possibility that the relationship will develop into something more than a friendship in the future.”

It is kind of weird considering they had released a different statement earlier saying “Oh Yeon Seo is still just getting to know Lee Jang Woo,” and “They have been meeting each other with interest for about 1-2 weeks.”

On stage at the 2012 MBC Drama Awards, Lee Jang Woo and Lee Joon presented an award.  While onstage, Lee Jang Woo said to Lee Joon, “I marry Oh Yeon Seo in the drama too. I don’t think you should be jealous.” Then, Lee Joon turned to Oh Yeon Seo in the seats and asked, “Who do you like more from the two of us. Pick.”  Oh Yeon Seo didn't hesitate for even a second before she answered,”I like Joon more…” and smiled brightly. Lee Joon also smiled as he said, “I feel like I won an award.” --- all kpop

So who’s dating who? 

The We Got Married staff apparently aren't sure what to do either. The production is meeting, but one staff member stated, "This is the first time while filming 'We Got Married' that a relationship scandal has been reported."  There is uncertainty to the couple filming for next week. There are rumors that the couple will either be over or that Oh Yeon Seo will be removed from the show and Lee Joon will receive a new wife.

Personally I could care less who OhYeon Seo is dating as long as she acts like she is dating Lee Joon on We Got Married, because I totally love that show and they are too cute together. It would be too weird if Lee Joon gets another wife.  I would also find this vastly more fascinating if the scandal was Lee Joon and Lee Jang Woo dating.

Kim Nam Gil and Jang Nara

There is a rumor that Kim Nam Gil (Queen Seon Duk, Bad Guy) and Jang Nara (Good Morning Shanghai, Baby-faced Beauty) are dating, but they have both denied it.  

The rumor started because Kim Young Chun who also appears in KBS2’s drama School 2013 with Jang Nara, wrote on his me2day on January 1 that Kim Nam Gil visited the set and paid for a food truck in celebration of Jang Nara’s Excellence Award that she won at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards.

Jang Nara’s agency told enews on January 2, "We know that the two are close friends. They′re simply close as seniors and juniors; they′re not lovers, like most seem to think. They′re actually pretty awkward around each other because they′re so polite."

While Kim Nam Gil said “It’s ridiculous,” he did pay for a snack van to visit the set. However, it was intended for Choi Daniel, with whom he plays soccer and is friends.

Kim Nam Gil’s agency also said "Although Kim and Jang are friends, there's nothing more to it.”

Kim Young Chun deleted the controversial post when it continued to rank in the keyword search charts of portals.

Wow, try to be nice to a person and see what happens. 

These are stories that I find interesting.  I thought that some of you may be interested also.  Please leave comments below about your opinion on any of these stories.  I would love to read what you think.  I would also like to know if you are interested in these kinds of stories since they aren't directly related to a drama.