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Celebrity News
A master’s of theater, film, and are-you-kidding-me?
by | August 22, 2008 | 18 Comments
Lee Jung-jae — whom I LOVE! He was my Original Korean-Star Crush, waaaay back when — was awarded his master’s degree from Dongguk University on August 22. He received his degree from the Department of Theater & Film Art in the Graduate School of Cultural Arts. Now, I’m all for further education, and master’s degrees... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episode 17
by | August 21, 2008 | 9 Comments
This is the episode from last week, which only aired one episode due to programming cancellations (Olympics-related). I’d wondered what they would do to even out the episodes from 17 through the end, but it turns out the answer was simple: This week also only aired one episode, no. 18. I assume that the regular... More »

Celebrity News
More stars pay their respects to deceased colleague
by | August 21, 2008 | 52 Comments
Okay, I think I’m done posting pics of stars visiting Lee Eon‘s funeral room. If more information comes to light, I’m on it, but until then we’re just going to be getting photos of grieving folks, which is probably gratuitous. I know it sounds hypocritical for me to dislike the photos and then post them.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Presenting the cast of East of Eden
by | August 21, 2008 | 29 Comments
If that ain’t the picture of “triumphant return,” I don’t know what is. The sizable cast of upcoming epic drama East of Eden held its production press conference on August 21, and trotted out all most of its big names (and it has many, although some were either not in attendance or weren’t photographed —... More »

Celebrity News
Stars mourn Lee Eon
by | August 20, 2008 | 56 Comments
As previously reported, actor Lee Eon‘s sudden death early on the morning of August 21 has proved a shock to the entertainment community. Celebrities came garbed in funeral blacks to pay their respects to their deceased colleague/co-star/friend at the mortuary area in the hospital where the deceased’s body is being kept until the funeral service.... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Eon dies in accident
by | August 20, 2008 | 190 Comments
Oh, man. Model-turned-actor Lee Eon (also spelled Lee Un, most famously of Coffee Prince) has died in a motorcycle accident. The 27-year-old, born Park Sang-min, was on his way home following the wrap party for KBS’s Strongest Chil Woo early on the morning of August 21. He was riding a motorcycle and ran into the... More »

Drama Casting & News

Kpop News
A duet with Honey Lee
by | August 20, 2008 | 21 Comments
Another reason to hate on 2006’s Miss Korea (and new actress) Honey Lee? After all, she’s gorgeous (and a Miss Universe finalist), a talented musican (majoring in classical instruments like the gayageum), smart (went to Seoul National University), and is expanding her career to include not only acting but now also singing. If that ain’t... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 20 (Final)
by | August 20, 2008 | 24 Comments
Ah, another final episode, another drama wrapped. Let’s be honest: Strongest Chil Woo isn’t a great show. It’s probably not even a good one. But it has been often entertaining and despite its recent darker turns, I was holding out hope that the finale would see a return to lighter, goofier times. In that, I’m... More »

Drama Casting & News
The maestro takes command
by | August 19, 2008 | 10 Comments
Some more stills are released of Kim Myung-min taking up the conductor’s wand in upcoming MBC drama Beethoven Virus. Scenes were shot over two days on August 12 and 13 at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House as Kim Myung-min commanded a “project orchestra” comprising unruly amateur musicians (in the drama, it’s done purposely to... More »

Celebrity News
Boyish again for Marie Claire
by | August 19, 2008 | 41 Comments
Whoa, for a second I thought this was another cross-dressing pretty boy. After all, September’s Marie Claire features Yoon Eun-hye looking an awful lot like Lee Junki, no? Give the girl credit where it’s due: she sure embraces style experimentation and change in a fashion-forward and often fearless way. She recently spent a week in... More »