Director Hong Sang Soo Resurfaces After Scandal

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Bong Joon-ho and Hong Sang-soo come home empty handed
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Bong Joon-ho and Hong Sang-soo come home empty handed

They returned empty handed.

The 70th Cannes International Film Festival was held in Cannes, France on the 28th of May at 7PM. The Palm d'Or went to "The Square".

The judges table was made up of Pedro Almodobar (Spain), Will Smith (USA), Jessica Chastain (USA), Pan Bing Bing (China), Anes Zaui (France) Maren Ade (Germany), Paulo Sorentino (Germany), Gabrielle Yard (France) and Park Chang-wook (Korea).

Hong Sang-soo went to Cannes with "Okja" and "The Day After" but Korean movies have returned home empty handed ever since director Lee Chang-dong's "Poem".

Hong Sang-soo Makes New Film with Paramour Kim Min-hee
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Hong Sang-soo Makes New Film with Paramour Kim Min-hee

Hong Sang-soo (left) and Kim Min-hee

Director Hong Sang-soo is making a new film with actress Kim Min-hee. It will be Hong's 22nd feature and the fifth starring Kim.

Shooting began in early September, film industry sources said Thursday.

Hong has worked with Kim since 2015 with "Right Now, Wrong Then", "On the Beach at Night Alone", "The Day After - 2017" and "Claire's Camera", which has not yet been released.

Their May-to-September romance went public last year, and they admitted to their extramarital relationship at a press event for "On the Beach at Night Alone" in March this year.

Lee Sang Yoon Shares His Honest Thoughts On Marriage
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Lee Sang Yoon Shares His Honest Thoughts On Marriage

On May 29, actor Lee Sang Yoon sat down for an interview to commemorate the successful conclusion of his recent drama Whisper.

When asked whether he had any plans for marriage, he responded that he currently didnt have any, saying that he just wanted to rest.

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My parents and the people around me got married because they were at the age, but I honestly dont know yet. I feel sorry to my parents for saying this but I dont think itll be that bad living by myself, he expressed.

Cha Tae Hyun Describes His Experience Working As Co-Director For The First Time
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Cha Tae Hyun Describes His Experience Working As Co-Director For The First Time

Cha Tae Hyun opened up about his experience with co-directing the upcoming variety drama Greatest One-Shot.

During the dramas press conference on May 30, he shared that he sometimes felt a bit conflicted on set. As an actor, I want to stop filming a scene, but as a director, I want to shoot a few more takes, he said.

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Since its my first time working as a director, I want to try shooting a scene in several different ways in order to come up with the best one. However, as an actor, I know when I think a scene will turn out well so I try to stop filming at that moment, he explained.

AOA Jimins N-Word Scandal: Apology Done Right?
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AOA Jimins N-Word Scandal: Apology Done Right?

AOA’s Jimin recently came under fire for saying the N-word. Last week, she uploaded a cover of Nelly’s “Get Like Me” featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams onto her Instagram, in which she was heard rapping the N-word. Controversy in the form of comments and shares quickly arose, with one fan even messaging Jimin directly on Instagram to tell the idol about her mistake in using this word. In response, she quickly apologised and deleted the the video.

Regarding Jimin’s apology, I am rather impressed with how prompt her response was. Not only did she recognise and acknowledge her mistake almost immediately after the comments came in, she also apologised personally instead of waiting for her company to do damage control. When responding to the fan’s message on Instagram, she apologised multiple times in English, perhaps in an attempt for international fans to understand her words. This makes her apology seem more genuine and less distant, which is to be appreciated.