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Chungmuro/Film News
A new film, a new image for Park Jin-hee
by | December 7, 2008 | 5 Comments
Park Jin-hee (War of Money) sheds her usual well-behaved, proper image for her new film Sweet Lies, in which she lies and fakes her way through the plot in pursuit of love. She also shows off a sexier new side in these three new stills from the film. Uh, I’m not quite sure how they... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo and friends at radio station launch
by | December 6, 2008 | 15 Comments
On December 5, currently enlisted actor Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince) was at Dongdaemun’s Good Morning City outdoor stage to kick off the new military broadcast radio station. Fans in attendance were excited to see the star after a year out of the spotlight. Other celebrities present included enlisted NRG singer Noh Yoo-min, singer Hwang Bo,... More »

Celebrity News
A Salad Day party
by | December 6, 2008 | 20 Comments
Although she hasn’t acted in anything recently, Yoon Eun-hye has maintained a public profile with CFs, such as the popular one she did for Samsung’s Zipel line of refrigerators, which was boosted by the “Salad Song” that she recorded with Lee Dong-gun promoting the brand. On December 5, she attended an event called “Zipel Salad... More »

Kpop News
Hyori gives designing a try
by | December 6, 2008 | 17 Comments
Pop star Hyori is designing her own T-shirt. And I use the word “designing” loosely. The shirt is to commemorate her upcoming concert(s) on the 19th and 20th (her first since going solo) and will be presented to all the concertgoers as an expression of Hyori’s appreciation. And when I raise a skeptical eyebrow to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Raise a glass to Terroir
by | December 5, 2008 | 44 Comments
Are you watching SBS’s new Monday-Thursday drama Terroir? I admit not being that captivated after catching a bit of the first episode, but I don’t think I’ve seen enough yet to give it a fair chance. No doubt SBS is looking to re-create the success of Gourmet — first with the just-ended Tazza (since both... More »

Drama Casting & News
Won Bin cheers on Song Hye-gyo
by | December 5, 2008 | 27 Comments
Won Bin — who’s kept a low profile in recent months (years, even) — surprised everyone by showing up to the set of The World They Live In to lend some moral support for his former co-star, Song Hye-gyo, and the staff of her current drama. The series had been filming at one café in... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #60
by | December 5, 2008 | 24 Comments
  Pulled two super-late-nighters in a row and aged body cannot handle it. So… tired. Wish I could crawl back into bed, but no, must muddle through the day. Talk amongst yourselves… SONG OF THE DAY Electric President – “Good Morning, Hypocrite” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS... More »

Drama Casting & News
Left high and dry by Cain & Abel
by | December 4, 2008 | 17 Comments
Here are a few shots from a scene featuring So Ji-sub in his upcoming medical drama Cain & Abel. The production team had traveled to China last month and found the ideal location (which “matched perfectly” with the ambiance they were seeking) and traveled from Shanghai into the Mongolian desert. The production purportedly fought difficult... More »

Celebrity News
Next up for army enlistment: Jo In-sung
by | December 4, 2008 | 15 Comments
More and more of the industry’s 28- and 29-year old male entertainers are being called away for military enlistment, and it looks like Jo In-sung (A Dirty Carnival) will be next up, along with along with Jo Seung-woo (Go Go 70). However, unlike many of the other recent enlisters, Jo has applied to serve out... More »

Celebrity News
7th Korea Film Awards
by | December 4, 2008 | 36 Comments
You know how at the prom, everyone goes for uber-glitz and black-tie formal, only it’s done through the filter of a 17-year-old fashion sense — or rather, what a 17-year-old would think was formal black-tie fashion sense? So the end result is a really weird mix of over-the-top gaudiness that may have been expensive but... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Junki donates CF earnings
by | December 4, 2008 | 27 Comments
Lee Junki (Iljimae) is donating 100 million won (about $70,000) on behalf of disadvantaged youths. The popular actor’s contribution goes to Korea Youth Protection Association’s Happy Community Children Center. A representative from the association expressed their appreciation, saying, “I was moved to see Lee Junki inquiring about and taking an interest in the children’s center.”... More »