By Kang Shin-who
A pop group popular among young teens, ``Dongbangsingi,’’ was the most-searched-for among netizens last week, according to the nation's No.1 portal news, Naver.
The five-member group is on Asian tour which started in Taiwan at the beginning of last month and held their Seoul concert for three days from Oct. 26. The 33,000 tickets were sold out in less than four hours. The pop group plans to do a second tour to Beijing, Shanghai, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Coming second was star DJ Park Chul who recently filed a criminal suit against her wife, Ok So-ri for adultery. Park and Ok were considered the ``perfect couple’’ during their 11 years of marriage but it is rumored that Ok had an affair with an Italian chef working at a hotel here in Seoul.
However, Ok denied the alleged adultery saying she just learned English and cooking from the Italian. But Ok did admit to having an affair with a vocalist, identified as Chung, for three months in 2006. Ok also complained she suffered many financial and other private problems from the beginning of the marriage.
Japanese popular female group, Morning Musume, came in third. The all-girl J-pop group visited Korea for three days last month to promote its 10th anniversary album ``All Singles Complete.''
In fourth place was actress Han Ga-in’s blog. Her husband, actor Yeon Jeong-hoon, last Wednesday finished his two-year military duty. The news prompted netizens to look for Han's mini homepage, but she doesn't have an official blog. As Yeon didn't stay in an army camp as most conscripted Korean men do, Han had driven her husband to the army camp every morning.
Coming in fifth was national football team goalkeeper, Lee Un-jae. Lee and other three soccer players, Woo Seong-yong, Kim Sang-shik and Lee Dong-guk received a one-year ban from the national team and three-year or two- year ban on Korean Football Association-sponsored matches due to drinking binge during 2007 Asian Cup last July.
The business success story of actress Lee Eun came in sixth. Lee, a former member of the female pop group, Chakra, reported that her online shopping mall annually earns 3 billion won and drew Internet users' attention. Actress Kim Hee-sun's blog came next. Kim married last month and her honeymoon pictures were made public through her blog.
Coming eighth was a broadcasting mistake during a music show program by MBC. While female pop group, Wonder Girls were singing a song, their mike went dead twice and many TV viewers criticized the broadcasting company. Lastly, popular singers, Sung-eun and U-know, leader of the pop group “Dongbangsingi” were ranked in ninth and 10th on the most searched list, respectively.