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Lee Yeon-hee addresses acting criticism
by | November 13, 2008 | 160 Comments
Lee Yeon-hee has been picking up a lot of flak for her acting in East of Eden, which many feel has been pretty weak. And while the 20-year-old feels that some criticism, when stated with affection, can be motivating, “outright condemnation is a little hard to take.” After many of those bad reviews came out,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
First look at Won Bin’s “Mother”
by | November 13, 2008 | 8 Comments
Here’s our first peek into Won Bin‘s upcoming movie, Mother. The image isn’t that great and I have a great annoyance with news agencies that splash their logos across people’s faces, but as it’s the first official still released by the production, we’ll have to make do with what we get. In the film, directed... More »

Celebrity News
Siblings team to sell Paris Baguettes
by | November 13, 2008 | 12 Comments
Kim Tae-hee (Venus and Mars, Love Story in Harvard) is a current brand model for food company Paris Baguette, and she’s calling in family ties to get little bro Lee Wan (Boys Don’t Cry) involved for the new Christmas CF. Both siblings expressed minor nervousness that they would come off awkward together, but were able... More »

Drama Casting & News
A Star’s Lover poster released
by | November 12, 2008 | 43 Comments
Posters are out for the upcoming A Star’s Lover, starring weepie queen Choi Ji-woo (in a romantic comedy series this time) opposite Yoo Ji-tae (above, left). I previously noted Lee Ki-woo‘s (above, right) resemblance to his co-star, which I think is pretty strong when they’re standing side by side, although it’s even more glaring when... More »

Celebrity News
“A Rising Star” for Kim Jung-eun
by | November 12, 2008 | 11 Comments
“I like hosting a music program, but I enjoy singing quite a lot, too.” So saith actress Kim Jung-eun, who is now taking a stab at singing. Her vocals will be featured on the comeback album for folk-pop duo Tour Sketch [여행스케치], who is coming out with a new (mini) album after six years since... More »

Celebrity News
Seo Hyo-rim stands out as hair stands up
by | November 12, 2008 | 20 Comments
With the rise in profile from her recent series The World They Live In, Seo Hyo-rim (who plays a rising starlet in the series as well) has also got a new CF contract with Amos Professional, and her new photos are as gorgeous as they are hair-raising (har, har — come on, I had to).... More »

Celebrity News
Rocker dreams come true for Lee Min-ki
by | November 11, 2008 | 20 Comments
Lee Min-ki (Mixed-up Investigative Agency, Dal Ja’s Spring) is finally going to realize his long-held dream of being a singer (rocker, more like) on November 15 at the 2008 Mnet KM Music Festival (MKMF). Lee Min-ki reportedly fell in love with the guitar ten years ago and has dreamed of playing in a rock band... More »

Oh Man-seok directs The Happy Life
by | November 11, 2008 | 8 Comments
Oh Man-seok (King and I, The Vineyard Man) got his start in musicals, and now he’s taking on his debut directing role for the upcoming production of The Happy Life. Not only does Oh direct the musical, which is currently in the midst of rehearsing, he polished the script himself and wrote the lyrics to... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-min’s vertigo
by | November 11, 2008 | 10 Comments
…and no, that’s not a movie allusion. I wasn’t aware of this, but apparently Han Ji-min (Yi San, Capital Scandal) suffers from a condition called Meniere’s disease: “A disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance. It is characterized by episodes of dizziness and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss, usually in one... More »

Drama Casting & News
Terroir to follow Tazza
by | November 11, 2008 | 14 Comments
Terroir is a drama I’ve been hearing about for months, but which has finally been given an airdate — it follows Tazza on SBS and will premiere in early December. The drama stars Han Hye-jin (Jumong) and Kim Joo-hyuk (My Wife Got Married), and is based in the world of wine; the word terroir is... More »

Bada is Bada no longer
by | November 10, 2008 | 9 Comments
In the musical “Notre Dame de Paris” SES lead singer Bada is dropping the stage name Bada and taking on a different moniker — her real name, Choi Sung-hee — as she embarks upon a second career as musical actress. The first musical on her resume is 2003’s Peppermint, but her stage career didn’t really... More »
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