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Posted : 2007-10-21 17:25
Updated : 2007-10-21 17:25

Star Couple’s Divorce Most Searched


By Kim Rahn
Staff Reporter

A star couple's divorce has heated online communities.

Actress Ok So-ri and actor Park Chul ranked first and third at the nation's No. 1 search engine Naver, respectively, last week, as the news came out that they would divorce after 11 years of marriage.

Park filed for divorce, and it is rumored that Ok had an affair with a foreign chef at a Seoul hotel. The couple has not disclosed the detailed reason of their decision. Ok and Park, who were considered the ``perfect couple,'' have an eight-year-old daughter.

Coming in second was actress Park Han-byul, although the reason of her being searched was not about her own issue.

Top hallyu star Kim Hee-sun married a businessman Friday, but her wedding ceremony was not disclosed to the media. Out of curiosity, Internet users instead looked at the blog of Park, who is known as a close friend of Kim.

Park was one of a dozen celebrities invited to Kim's wedding, and she previously posted several pictures of Kim and her husband on her blog.

``Taewangsasingi'' (The Four Guardian Gods of the King) and actresses of the soap opera swept the most-searched rankings, reflecting ever-growing popularity of the drama starring hallyu icon Bae Yong-joon.

Lee Da-hee and Lee Ji-ah, leading actresses of the drama, placed fourth and 10th, respectively, while the soap opera ranked fifth. The two actresses, relatively new faces, have gained great popularity _ although Lee Da-hee's role is now over following her character's death.

``Oinyong,'' a flash animation group, came in sixth. Comprised of five animators, the group has produced more than 300 flash animations online since 2002 at its Web site www.5p.co.kr. The newest episode of their series animation featuring military barracks was released last week.

Another hallyu star Ryu Si-won placed seventh along with his father's death.

Actress Park Jin-hee's dress on the red carpet at the Pusan International Film Festival is still the talk of the town. She showed off her cleavage and slim legs with a plunging neckline and high cut slit.

Coming in ninth was actress Hong Su-a, who threw the first ball in the playoff series at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Oct. 14. She was nicknamed ``Hong Throw'' in 2005 when she threw the commencement ball at a game with well-balanced form and fastball, and was asked to open the game this time again.

She brandished 76-kilometers-per-hour fastball.

rahnita@koreatimes.co.kr