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Celebrity News
Ohn Joo-wan volunteers for early service
by | October 26, 2008 | 9 Comments
And the guys keep dropping off to enlist. This time the enlistee is going off a little earlier than most entertainers (while normal civilians tend to get it over with in their early twenties, a lot of celebrities, loath to interrupt career momentum, push it off as long as possible and we tend to see... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Size 55″ Jang Nara
by | October 26, 2008 | 15 Comments
Actress-singer Jang Nara (mostly singer in recent years) is making her acting comeback. She talked about her newest role on October 25 while participating at the new Seoul Hallyu Festival, and explained that she is currently preparing for her next film, a comedy that will begin filming at the end of the year. This latest... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
How to get on “Yoon Do-hyun’s Love Letter”
by | October 25, 2008 | 7 Comments
Reader Sheryl (and I!) would like to thank everyone who offered such great suggestions when she asked about fun things to do in Seoul. Sheryl says, “I have actually kinda figured out how to get tickets for Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter and thought the least I can do as a return gesture for those... More »

Celebrity News
See Seoul through Bae Doo-na’s eyes
by | October 25, 2008 | 4 Comments
Although any stars profess to an interest in photography (Yoon Kye-sang, Park Ji-yoon, So Ji-sub et al.), Bae Doo-na appears on the more serious end of the spectrum. The 29-year-old actress and amateur photographer is releasing her third volume of photoessays in early November. Titled Doo-na’s Seoul Fun [서울놀이], the book follows her two previous... More »

Drama Casting & News
Child star Seo Shin-ae takes on new role, new adversities
by | October 25, 2008 | 8 Comments
The little girl who stole viewers’ hearts as the precocious HIV-stricken Bom in last year’s Thank You, ten-year-old Seo Shin-ae, is returning to television in KBS’s new daily drama Glory of Youth, playing the youngest child in a family growing up in the 1960s. In the drama, Seo is the youngest (11-year-old) daughter to a... More »

Kpop News
Clazziquai is back with Metrotronix
by | October 24, 2008 | 19 Comments
Maybe I haven’t been keeping up with Clazziquai much, or maybe I was sidetracked because singers Alex and Horan have been so busy with their solo careers — he with his TV appearances (We Got Married) and she with her indie project band Ibadi. In any case, I wasn’t aware that the electronica group was... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #53
by | October 24, 2008 | 23 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Fiona Apple – “Better Version of Me.” I have a friend who only listens to Fiona Apple when she’s angry. Maybe it’s counterintuitive of me, but I like listening to Fiona Apple when I’m angry to make myself feel better. And we have a lot to feel angry about (and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Plans announced for a Full House Season 2
by | October 23, 2008 | 93 Comments
First of all: DON’T GET TOO EXCITED. (YET.) Yes, it does sound like a Full House 2 is in the works. But as with all things this early in the process, it’s best to retain a little bit of skepticism so as not to be disappointed later. Just a word of warning. Production as an... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the “World” scenes
by | October 23, 2008 | 28 Comments
KBS is pinning a lot of its hopes on The World They Live In, needing the new drama to pick the station out of its current ratings slump. It’s been particularly rough in its Monday-Tuesday slot, most recently with Love & Marriage, preceded by Strongest Chil Woo before that, Rivals, and Single Papa in Love,... More »

Celebrity News
“Love Your W” raises funds for breast cancer
by | October 23, 2008 | 25 Comments
A lot of famous faces showed up to the 3rd “Love Your W” Breast Cancer Fund-raising Party on October 23rd, held at the Villa de Bailey in Seoul’s Kangnam district. By the way, the “love your W,” as nonsensical as it sounds, refers to loving thy bosom. One guess as to what the W indicates.... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Jin-young extends contract
by | October 23, 2008 | 6 Comments
Normally it would be a non-event when a star extends her contract with her management company, but Jang Jin-young‘s case is a bit different, since she recently discovered she had stomach cancer and put a halt to all her acting-related work. Thus news of her new two-year contract with Yedang Entertainment is being taken as... More »