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Chungmuro/Film News
Antique press preview yields interesting fashions
by | October 28, 2008 | 68 Comments
I’ll just give you a second to let that image sink in. (I mean, really, really sink in that this is indeed two of Korea’s hottest rising pretty boys made famous by two of Korea’s biggest youth drama hits, Joo Ji-hoon of Goong and Kim Jae-wook of Coffee Prince.) October 28 was press preview day... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Out of the army to promote Mandate
by | October 28, 2008 | 11 Comments
Jae Hee, 28, is currently serving out his army duty, but has received permission to take special leave next month, and he’s using it to promote his new movie. Supernatural flick Mandate opens on October 30, and he’ll be out to greet the press for the occasion on November 2 at the movie theater. In... More »

Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 1
by | October 27, 2008 | 97 Comments
Manseh! Thank god for Noh Hee-kyung. When dealing with mediocre or iffy dramas, I often don’t know how I feel about them until I’m several episodes in; I want to give the drama time to grow on me. With quality dramas, though, you can usually tell right away, and The World They Live In (aka... More »

Celebrity News
Magazine-happy Won Bin
by | October 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
November and December are going to be busy months for Won Bin — at least on the magazine covers. The Taegukgi actor will be featured in not one, not two, but five well-known Asian fashion magazines in the span of several months. He’s already done one shoot with luxury brand Louis Vuitton for GQ Korea’s... More »

Celebrity News
Two more actors head off for army training
by | October 27, 2008 | 26 Comments
As announced, two actors joined the ranks of their enlisted entertainment brethren in fulfilling their mandatory military obligation on October 27. Voluntary air force enlister, the 25-year-old Ohn Joo-wan (My Mighty Princess, The Peter Pan Formula), and 29-year-old gentle-faced actor Ryu Soo-young (Bad Couple, Seoul 1945) both said their goodbyes on Monday afternoon before heading... More »

Celebrity News
Japanese fans crowd to see Go Soo
by | October 27, 2008 | 5 Comments
Go Soo (Green Rose, Piano) is getting ready for his first Japanese fanmeeting after serving his army duty (he was released on April 25), to take place in Tokyo on November 1. The event will accommodate an estimated 2,000 fans, with the space filled to capacity, no doubt an effect of his popularity in Japan... More »

Drama Casting & News
Return of Iljimae unveils promo poster
by | October 26, 2008 | 28 Comments
How gorgeous is that promo shot or what? It reminds me of the whimsical artwork of old-school Final Fantasy, doesn’t it? Somehow it manages to be fantasy-like, but not too weak or caricaturish. Talk about changing my mind, both firmly and quickly. MBC’s Return of Iljimae has managed to do that in a really short... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kwon Sang-woo drops film, pisses off production
by | October 26, 2008 | 27 Comments
Newly wedded Kwon Sang-woo (Fate, Bad Love) has dropped out at the last minute of what would have been his next film project, My Love By My Side, and criticism is building. Apparently Kwon had made every commitment to appear in the project save for putting his seal on the contract (which often doesn’t happen... More »

Kpop News
Band of Brothers re-creates the Beatles
by | October 26, 2008 | 14 Comments
Um, kinda. Cable channel Mnet premiered its new show on October 25, Band of Brothers, in which Super Junior members Kang-in and Hee-chul, and Trax boys Jay and Jung-mo, decided to come together Beatles-style. First, they adopted the early-Beatles look with the straight-cut hair and the black suits, with Hee-chul channeling Ringo Starr behind the... More »

Celebrity News
Ohn Joo-wan volunteers for early service
by | October 26, 2008 | 9 Comments
And the guys keep dropping off to enlist. This time the enlistee is going off a little earlier than most entertainers (while normal civilians tend to get it over with in their early twenties, a lot of celebrities, loath to interrupt career momentum, push it off as long as possible and we tend to see... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Size 55″ Jang Nara
by | October 26, 2008 | 15 Comments
Actress-singer Jang Nara (mostly singer in recent years) is making her acting comeback. She talked about her newest role on October 25 while participating at the new Seoul Hallyu Festival, and explained that she is currently preparing for her next film, a comedy that will begin filming at the end of the year. This latest... More »