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Residents of Hong Kong selected actress Song Hye-kyo as their favorite Korean star.

Song topped the popularity ranking in a survey conducted on 1,145 Hong Kong citizens at the International Travel Expo at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from June 11 to 14, according to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) Tuesday.

The top three in the survey

The top three in the survey

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Despite Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun’s efforts to prove her acting ability, her latest film is proving a box-office flop.

“Blood: The Last Vampire,” Jun’s Hollywood debut film, which was released at local theaters on June 11, has drawn around 70,000 viewers through June 20, Korea Film Council said yesterday.

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My Sassy Girl” heroine Gianna Jun (her Korean name is Jun Ji-hyun) comes back on screen with her first international action movie “Blood,” which will be released on June 11 in Korea. In the movie, Jun plays the role of “Saya,” a human-vampire hybrid who hunts vampires for food. Playing “Saya” is ground breaking for Jun as an actress for the fact that she has never performed in an action movie. Wielding katana and hanging from a wire were new experiences for her.
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1. The Death of Celebrities in 2008.

The suicide death of actor Ahn Jae-hwan because his debt shocked the nation. Then, the suicide death of Korea’s commercial queen and sweetheart, Choi Jin-sil, friend to Ahn and his wife/comedian Jung Seon-hee, jolted the nation. Choi’s death hit the nation hard, with fellow celebrities following suit, including transsexual actress

Choi Jin-sil

Choi Jin-sil

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