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Celebrity News
Unbalanced partnerships equal book sales, or so goes the hope
by | May 29, 2008 | 5 Comments
Oh, pleeez. Kim Ah Joong is putting out a book and has announced plans to donate proceeds to a hospital for handicapped children. She’s co-editing with Koryo University’s writing professor Kim Kwang Su, and the book Emotional Communication goes on sale on May 30. The book is described as dealing with a study on the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Keeping his skills — and knives — honed
by | May 29, 2008 | 12 Comments
The cast of SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Gourmet chose Gangwon-do’s Vivaldi Park for their press conference on May 29, which included a display of some knife skills and cooking talents of two of the series’ leads, Kim Rae Won and Kwon Oh Joong. In the drama, Nam Sang Mi plays a foodie columnist who becomes... More »


Drama Casting & News
They’d better hope third time’s the charm
by | May 28, 2008 | 18 Comments
Let’s choose to look at this positively and not as a sign of trouble, shall we? MBC’s long-awaited When Night Comes may have been garnering buzz for its lead stars Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Gun, but it’s had far less luck hanging on to its supporting actors. First, Lee Soo Kyung dropped out... More »


Celebrity News
Wedding photos for Jang Hyuk
by | May 28, 2008 | 76 Comments
With the ceremony still to go, photos have been released for actor and new father Jang Hyuk‘s upcoming June wedding to longtime girlfriend Kim Yeo Jin (34). The photos are being released now because the wedding itself will remain closed to the public, out of respect to his bride’s family and the couple’s friends, who... More »


Celebrity News
A pop star and two smiles
by | May 28, 2008 | 9 Comments
Shinhwa’s Andy joins the campaign promoting the adoption of handicapped children (also promoted by Kim Rae Won and other stars). He poses with 10-month-old girl Miso (“Smile”). At a photo studio in Seoul, May 26. No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
My soporific city, more like
by | May 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
SBS’s drama series My Sweet City held its press conference on May 27, and despite the project being described as a “premium drama,” it’s starting to sound kind of morose. My Sweet City stars Choi Kang Hee as a 31-year-old everyday working woman whose love interest is played by Lee Seon Kyun in a “normal”... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Daemul on the skids
by | May 27, 2008 | 12 Comments
The high-profile (and high-budget) upcoming SBS drama Daemul (Big Fish), starring Go Hyun Jung and Kwon Sang Woo as a female president and a gigolo, is in danger of going bust. The series, originally planned for the second half of this year, has halted production. It’s having difficulty coming together; because of a rift between... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: May 26, 2008
by | May 26, 2008 | 16 Comments
Su Ae will have the distinction of being director Lee Joon Ik‘s first female lead actress after he made his name with male leads in The King and the Clown, Radio Star, and The Happy Life. In You’re Far Away [님은 먼곳에], she’s a woman who becomes a traveling performer during the Vietnam War in... More »


Celebrity News
Is Lee Jia who she says she is?
by | May 26, 2008 | 28 Comments
Suspicions are swirling around Lee Jia and whether her name and age and public persona are entirely faked by her agency. Age and name altering are nothing new to the biz, but it’s the strangeness of her agency BOF’s response that’s encouraging rumors. When asked whether her name and age were changed as part of... More »
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Han Ga In’s “little bro” makes his debut
by | May 26, 2008 | 24 Comments
New actor Jang Seo Jin caused a stir with his appearance acting in KBS’s variety show Cider for his role in That Guy, That Girl, aired on May 25, partly from his good looks but more because of his striking resemblance to actress Han Ga In, which earned him the nickname “Han Ga In’s younger... More »
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Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 12
by | May 25, 2008 | 21 Comments
I love that picture of Dong Hwa. He’s so reserved most of the time that it’s particularly notable when he’s smiling, or expressing an emotion stronger than mild approval or mild distaste. I guess now that Jae Bin has spent the past episode imitating his brother, now it’s Dong Hwa’s turn to display some Jae... More »