British-born star Mischa Barton has been charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana by LA police.

British actress Mischa Barton

The former star of “The O.C.” is facng four misdemeanors: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol level, driving without a valid license and possession of marijuana (28.5 grams or less).

Barton, 22, was arrested in West Hollywood on Dec 27 after her vehicle was seen straddling two lanes of traffic and she failed to signal when making a turn, police have said.

This kind of behavior seems like becoming a trend in Hollywood these days… especially among up and rising stars. It’s kinda disappointing to see these news.

Korean movie “A Destiny” is set to premiere on March 20 in Korea. The movie is one of the most anticipated Korean productions in 2008 as it features actor Song Seung-hun, his first act since discharging from military service. Song is joined by a strong cast which includes Kwon Sang-woo and Ji Sung etc.

Korean movie A Destiny

Veteran Hong Kong actress Lydia Sum passed away this morning (Feb 19) at the age of 60.

Hong Kong artist Lydia Sum

Lydia had been suffering from liver problem since 2006, which led to other illness. Early reports suggested that Lydia passed away due to multiple organ failure.

Lydia had started her entertainment career since the age of 13, and was one of the most respectable artists in Hong Kong. She would be sorely missed.

Rest in peace Lydia, thanks for the laughters all these years.

Korean drama “Bad Love” (also known as “Cruel Love”), starring Kwon Sang-woo and Lee Yo-won, has ended showing in Korea on Feb 12 with disappointing ratings.

Cast of Bad Love

Despite starring the big names, Bad Love’s final episode only managed a 6.8% rating. On contrary, other dramas that showed on the same time has achieved much better ratings (MBC’s “Yi San” has 34.7% ratings).

Big names don’t always work.

Roy Scheider, best known for playing Chief Brody in “Jaws” movies, passed away on Feb 10 at the age of 75.

Actor Roy Scheider

Rest in peace.

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