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Boho (and hobo) chic in Marie Claire
by | September 18, 2008 | 14 Comments
Okay, so Jung Ryeo-won kinda looks like she’s channeling the concept Bozo Goes Shopping here, and the color palette kinda makes this look like a ’70s catalog, and she still looks like she’s drastically underweight. But aside from the weight issue (seriously — there’s slender, and then there’s scary), I think she looks kinda also... More »

Celebrity News
C’mon, now you’re just flaunting it
by | September 17, 2008 | 26 Comments
Engaged couple Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young are getting hitched in just a week and a half (September 28), but first they’re showing off some PDA in a W Magazine spread. The shoot took the concept “A moment like this” (*cough*lame*cough*) and was shot in London at the famous Borough Market. Photog Kim Bo-ha said,... More »

Celebrity News
Dazed and confused in October
by | September 17, 2008 | 1 Comment
Currently promoting her period film Modern Boy (in which she sings), Kim Hye-soo poses for a black-n-white spread in the upcoming October issue of Dazed and Confused magazine. Hang on to your lapels for dear life, lady! Tags: Kim Hye-soo, photo shoots... More »

Celebrity News
Boy-bander on the prowl
by | September 17, 2008 | 11 Comments
The cast of musical Cats — which has always creeped me out — performed and gave interviews with press on September 17, featuring two particular kpop names: Ok Joo-hyun, who got her start as the only real singer of girl band FinKL, and this boy-band singer, here. Tags: musicals, Ok Joo-hyun... More »

Drama Casting & News
Press day for The Painter of Wind
by | September 17, 2008 | 25 Comments
The last of the new Wednesday-Thursday dramas premieres next week, when SBS’s historical drama The Painter of Wind joins The Kingdom of Wind and Beethoven Virus The two headliners, Moon Geun-young and Park Shin-yang, commanded the attention at the September 17 production press conference. They star as painters in this painting-centric story, with Moon dressing... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 7
by | September 16, 2008 | 20 Comments
Park Ki-woong (Kyung-hwan), above, is still an uneven actor, being rather green. He’s prone to overexaggeration, but he does have the funniest facial expressions in the drama (almost all of them sulky, angry, or frowny). I’d like to see him work on his subtlety and line delivery, because sometimes he can be hilarious. I am... More »

Celebrity News
Go Soo in Men’s Health
by | September 16, 2008 | 12 Comments
Actor Go Soo, recently discharged from his military duty, bares his six-pack for October’s issue of Men’s Health. He spent four days in late August in Thailand shooting for the spread. His rep from HB Entertainment explained, “Till now, Go Soo has had more of a pretty boy image. However, in this shoot, he’s been... More »

Celebrity News
No wedding for Jeon Ji-hyun, either
by | September 16, 2008 | 11 Comments
Speaking of weddings that won’t be happening, rumors started spreading on September 16 about a potential Jeon Ji-hyun wedding to a Korean-American living in San Francisco, but were quickly quashed by the actress’s management. Apparently the rumors originated at an American website frequented by women gyopos (i.e., Korean-Americans), where first-hand accounts read, “Jeon Ji-hyun and... More »

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Wedding plans off, drama plans on
by | September 16, 2008 | 10 Comments
Almost-38-year-old actor (39 by Korean standards) Jung Jun-ho had announced his wedding plans following the successful finish of his last drama, the romantic comedy series The Last Scandal of My Life. Well, the whirlwind romance is over and the wedding is off. The couple had initially intended to marry this year, but had pushed back... More »

Celebrity News
Heading to China for his drama comeback
by | September 15, 2008 | 20 Comments
At the end of this month, Kim Jae-won (of the “killer smile”) begins work on his comeback effort headlining a Chinese drama, and offered up a bright Chuseok greeting to his fans before his departure: “Did you eat a lot of songpyun [rice cake]? I am taking on a new start in China. Please have... More »

Kpop News
Overworked singer needs a break
by | September 14, 2008 | 12 Comments
“I’ll return after taking a break for a while.” Clazziquai vocalist Alex is putting a halt to most of his broadcast appearances, he explained. He’s been worn out from overwork — promoting his solo album, appearing on MBC’s We Got Married, radio DJ-ing, and doing Mnet’s M Countdown program, among others. Now all that stress... More »