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Open Thread #48
by | September 19, 2008 | 17 Comments
  Oh man, I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday. Totally threw myself off. On one hand, yay Friday! On the other, crap, I (fake-)lost an entire day (kinda, mentally)! I hate when I fake-lose things.   SONG OF THE DAY Jolie Holland – “Pure Imagination.” I caught the newer (Johnny Depp) version... More »

Celebrity News
BFFs Hyo-jin and Doo-na
by | September 19, 2008 | 19 Comments
Gong + Bae = Best friends 4-eva! Bae Doo-na and Gong Hyo-jin, both known for their eclectic and fashion-forward style senses as well as their film and drama roles over the years, are also good pals and have been for the past decade. Now they’re showing their friendship in — what else? — a magazine... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Behind the scenes on Director Gu’s set
by | September 18, 2008 | 8 Comments
Following her last drama, Strongest Chil Woo, actress Gu Hye-sun is now turning her attentions to her pet project: her directing debut. The short film project written and directed by Gu is named The Cheerful Caretaker and deals with the sobering topic of euthanasia. Gu updated her personal mini-homepage on the 18th to show behind-the-scenes... More »

Celebrity News
Fender-bending Lee Chun-hee
by | September 18, 2008 | 6 Comments
Actor Lee Chun-hee (Humming, Only You) has been in a car accident, but don’t worry, it’s not a serious one. Thank goodness; after the recent spate of celebrity deaths, we don’t need any more bad news. (Not that we ever need bad news.) The actor’s accident occurred on the 16th in the city of Suwon,... More »

Celebrity News
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 »