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Celebrity News
Shampoo ad + fake hair = Irony?
by | March 23, 2008 | 33 Comments
Yoon Eun Hye‘s one of the most in-demand CF models working these days, and now she adds one more to the roster: she’s signed with cosmetic company Amore Pacific’s “premium Oriental-medicine shampoo” Ryeo [려/呂], which boasts restorative herbal effects from its special “patented formula” (geez, do I sound like a brainless ad shot in glossy... More »

Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episodes 5 & 6
by | March 23, 2008 | 27 Comments
Who Are You? continues to be more endearing than expected. It’s one of those dramas I didn’t think I’d really love — just something to watch casually for lack of something better — but I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed the latest episodes. I did try to go back and watch more of On... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
It’s a metrosexual box office weekend
by | March 22, 2008 | 18 Comments
The movie Sook-myeong (“Destiny,” or “Fate”) opened this weekend, and with two of Hallyu’s prettiest pretty-boys headlining — Kwon Sang Woo and Song Seung Heon, that is — it’s well on its way to claiming the weekend box office. The movie (also starring Ji Sung and Kim In Kwon) easily took the top slot in... More »

Kpop News
On your mark… [Oh snap]
by | March 21, 2008 | 34 Comments
  …get set…   Go! Jae Hee makes a break for it on the set of new vocalist Cha Soo Kyung‘s “Empty Heart” music video. Seoul, Kangbukgu, March 20. Tags: Jae Hee, music videos... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #22
by | March 21, 2008 | 34 Comments
  Another Friday, another Open Thread. What’s up y’all? (Oh, and Happy Easter weekend everyone.) SONG OF THE DAY Earlimart – “Gonna Break Into Your Heart” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS: Open Thread #21 Open Thread #20 Open Thread #19 Open Thread #18 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 23
by | March 20, 2008 | 40 Comments
Almost… to… the end… The upside is — only one more episode to go till everything is wrapped up. The downside is — what was meant to be a one-day wait for closure now turns into a weeklong wait. The finale airs next Wednesday. SONG OF THE DAY Vintage Blue – “사랑은 사랑이…” (Love, love)... More »

Celebrity News
Kang Ji Hwan wraps self in a birthday bow
by | March 20, 2008 | 43 Comments
Send your birthday wishes to Gil Dong, er, Kang Ji Hwan! On the 20th, Kang Ji Hwan celebrated his 32nd birthday (DOB listed as March 20, 1977) with fans and Hong Gil Dong co-stars in Seoul at Konkuk University. And while fans of the drama might be happy about this bit of jokey interplay between... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 22
by | March 19, 2008 | 32 Comments
I wonder if the production team cares at all about the rhythm of the episodes being thrown off due to last week’s postponement — today’s episode was supposed to be the big week cliffhanger, but instead we get episode 23 following immediately. No matter; in just a week it’ll all be over! So we’ve had... More »

Drama Casting & News
Straight-shootin’ Chae Rim [Oh snap]
by | March 19, 2008 | 16 Comments
Chae Rim gets fired up for her new series Rivals, as a presidential security agent. Not quite badass, but a far cry from cute, spunky Dal Ja. RELATED POSTS Chae Rim heads for the Blue House Tags: Chae Rim, Rivals... More »

Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episodes 3 & 4
by | March 18, 2008 | 24 Comments
Jin Yi Han. Jin Yi Han. Jin Yi Han. Jin Yi Han. Jin Yi Han. Okay, the rational part of me fully recognizes that Jin Yi Han the actor is much different than his character (the questionably motived — is that a word? sure why not — art gallery employee, spoiled manboy Shin Jae Ha).... More »

Celebrity News
Taking a break from wizarding classes… [Oh snap]
by | March 18, 2008 | 21 Comments
New (mini) feature! I’m calling it [Oh snap] — a photo for your perusal with some or no commentary. (I’m totally ripping off Jezebel’s “Snap Judgment” — their series of photo posts — almost entirely because I love me a clever pun.) ‘Cause it’s true, sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Here’s Kim... More »