The Korea Military Academy has released a photo of actor Gong Yoo in the military academy, wearing his uniform.

Gong Yoo in army

Gong Yoo, who joins the army on Jan 14, is the latest high profile star who enter the military service.

2008 will see an influx of big names into Korea’s mandatory military service… Shinhwa’s Eric and Kim Dong-wan are approaching the age limit (28) and will have to join the army this year; others like actors Kim Rae-won, Lee Dong-gun and pop star Kangta are probably joining in too.

Korean actor Kim Rae-won will be officially appointed as UNICEF Card Patron on October 30.

Korean actor Kim Rae-won

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is an international organization that focus on children’s rights, their survival, development and protection etc.

The major funding of UNICEF comes from nations’ support from around the world, but they do have their own fund raising campaign, including gifts and cards merchandising.

I am not sure what Kim Rae-won’s role would be as a card patron… I guess he will be featuring in some videos or posters to promote some cards.

[Image credits to Newsen]

Korean actor Kim Rae-won will star as a cook in his next TV drama. He has been attending cooking classes since mid of July to prepare for the drama.

Korean actor Kim Rae-won

The drama is adapted from a popular comic series, but I am not sure about the English title of the drama yet. Kim Rae-won is starring as a cook who is on a journey across Korea to explore the traditional Korean cuisines.

The drama is scheduled to start filming on September 10.

[Image credits to MBC]

Andre Kim Best Star Awards presentation was held in Seoul on April 30. The event was organized by famous fashion designer Andre Kim, to credit celebrities that contributed to the art and culture development in Korea.

With all the big names attending the event, seems like Andre Kim is really influential in Korea. Here are some of the pics…

Kim Tae-hee

Kim Tae-hee at Andre Kim Best Star Awards

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