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Drama Casting & News
A Star’s Lover press conference
by | November 25, 2008 | 17 Comments
On SBS, A Star’s Lover will be taking over from Wednesday-Thursday’s Painter of the Wind come December, and held its production press conference on November 25. From the producer’s description of the tone they’re striving to hit (“a warm love story”), it looks like the drama will be attempting more of a romantic feel than... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sung Yuri squares off with Go Hyun-jung
by | November 24, 2008 | 63 Comments
Hm, this strikes me as weird casting. (Anyone else think so?) Go Hyun-jung has already been cast as one of the two main female leads in next year’s large-scale sageuk production of Queen Seon-deok. She’d originally been cast as Queen Seon-deok (or rather, Princess Deok-man who becomes Queen Seon-deok), but her role was shifted over... More »

Kpop News
Chae Jung-ahn comes back with TV Love
by | November 24, 2008 | 12 Comments
Chae Jung-ahn is returning to her roots with her first album in seven years. Chae, like Jung Ryeo-won and Jeon Hye-bin, is the type of actor who’s finding a lot more success in her second wind than she’d found in her initial foray into entertainment as a “dance gasu,” or a pop singer whose shtick... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Speed Scandal turns Cha Tae-hyun into a young grandpa
by | November 24, 2008 | 23 Comments
There’s some new comedy coming out, and it’s called Speed Scandal or whatever, and I guess it stars Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl) and up-and-coming Park Bo-young (King and I), who’s starting to be called the New Moon Geun-young, which comes with both good and bad strings attached. But whatever! Who cares about the movie... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
And the awards keep coming for Su Ae
by | November 24, 2008 | 8 Comments
The Korea Arts Critics Council has announced its award recipients for their “Best Artists of the Year,” and Su Ae adds to her collection of award statuettes for her performance in the Vietnam War-era You’re Far Away. It’s been a fantabulous year for Su Ae, and awards season isn’t even over yet. Awards were separated... More »
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Chungmuro/Film News
Spend Christmas with Romantic Island
by | November 24, 2008 | 26 Comments
Romantic Island finally makes it to the big screen. It was first announced as I Feel Happy (or I Feel Lucky), and while name changes are common, that was almost a year ago and I was starting to wonder what was up with the movie. All the actors had gone on to work on other... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cosmetics team reunites for Story Sadder Than Sadness
by | November 23, 2008 | 16 Comments
Huh. When it rains, it pours? Coming on the heels of his drama announcement for Cinderella Man, Kwon Sang-woo is announcing his next film project, starring alongside Lee Bo-young (Queen of the Game). If you thought from reading about Cinderella Man that Kwon playing a dual role with an identity switcheroo in a trendy drama... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Feature directing debut in the works for Yoo Ji-tae
by | November 23, 2008 | 6 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae is readying to don his director’s hat once more for his debut feature film. The 32-year-old actor has had remarkable success in his acting roles (Oldboy, Traces of Love), and has also enjoyed a good amount of praise for his previous three short films, which he wrote and directed. Yoo’s directorial debut in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Two Kwons for the price of one
by | November 23, 2008 | 15 Comments
Recently married Kwon Sang-woo (Bad Love) is looking for his next drama project, and he seems to have settled on one: Cinderella Man. Kwon unexpectedly dropped out of his last film project at the last minute, which he was to star in with Ha Ji-won, and suffered a few criticisms for it. His high-profile drama... More »

Celebrity News
Go Soo puts on a show
by | November 22, 2008 | 14 Comments
Remember how I complained that all the photos sucked from Go Soo’s recent Japan fanmeeting? I don’t know if Yonhap was the only news outlet who cared to cover the event, but now his management company has released official stills from the fanmeeting. Why they waited so long, I have no idea. The actor (Green... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo still waiting for her payday
by | November 22, 2008 | 8 Comments
Kim Hyun-joo appeared in her last drama, Insoon is Pretty, a year ago, but she still hasn’t received full payment for it. She filed a lawsuit on the 19th to demand payment; drama production company (Kim Jong-hak Productions) and her former management company (Yeonyeong Entertainment) owe her approximately 100 million won, or about $70,000. Yeonyeong... More »