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Kpop News
Jang Geun Seok rocks Black ‘N Jean, “Black Engine”
by | January 27, 2008 | 77 Comments
Seriously, if there’s one thing Korea knows how to do right, it’s branded entertainment. They did it with the Anycall series (Anyclub, Anymotion, Anyband), and many of their commercial ad campaigns and music videos are high-profile and large-scale, practically like mini-movies in and of themselves. This time, the male cosmetics line Black ‘N Jean has... More »

Celebrity News
The brainiacs among us — stars with high IQs
by | January 27, 2008 | 42 Comments
After it became known that announcer Han Joon Ho is a member of Mensa — the group open only to those with high IQs (specifically, those who score above the 98th percentile on standardized IQ tests) — interest arose in the topic of celebrity IQs. For reference, the average IQ is 100, although the range... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ji Hye graduates to “romance queen”
by | January 26, 2008 | 18 Comments
Actress Han Ji Hye returns to the big screen in the upcoming dramatic love story Humming as a mature, pure-hearted “romance queen” — the kind of woman with a deep love for “only one man” who must prepare for their separation. Her recent projects have mostly been in television dramas — she’s currently in the... More »

Celebrity News
So not cool. Allegedly.
by | January 25, 2008 | 24 Comments
Jumong and Lobbyist actor Song Il Kook is being charged with violent assault of a female reporter. Denials and allegations have been flung back and forth — he hit her, no he didn’t, he never laid a finger on her — and the actor’s side is preparing to countersue. The alleged incident occurred a week... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #14
by | January 25, 2008 | 41 Comments
This week: People tell the truth for money (is that the only way to get that to happen these days?), American Idol is apparently under way again (I don’t really know; I’ve never seen a season through), Heath Ledger dies (RIP), and Ricky wins a challenge in Project Runway?! Something’s rotten in entertainmentlandia. Oh, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 8
by | January 24, 2008 | 43 Comments
First, the answer to the question I know you’re all dying to know (lol): Yes, I am calm again. I know it’s hard to believe, but I don’t actually haaaate Chang Whe — I can back off now that the knee-jerk rant has been exorcised. I still think he’s a disappointment as pertains to the... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 7
by | January 23, 2008 | 81 Comments
I’ll admit it. I cried. I’m also a sap. A cynical mofo on occasion, but also a blubbering sap. SONG OF THE DAY Hong Gil Dong OST – “만약에” (If) by Tae Yeon of Girls Generation. This is the song played in the last scene. [ Download ] Tags: Hong Gil Dong, Jang Geun-seok, Kang... More »

Celebrity News
Are they or aren’t they?
by | January 23, 2008 | 33 Comments
Are Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung dating? MBC every1′s news-entertainment show News Agency! Kura’s Desk thinks so; they’re reporting that the romance is on. Last year, reports that the two were dating spread when Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung were seen together at the Jeju International Airport in September. At the time, Gong... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 6
by | January 22, 2008 | 34 Comments
Now that the action has really gotten going, the silly humor has been curbed to manageable bite sizes, I think. There are still plenty of instances of the trademark Hong sisters jokiness, but it’s inserted at greater intervals and with a little more restraint. SONG OF THE DAY F.T. Island – “너 올 때까지” (Until... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: January 21
by | January 21, 2008 | 14 Comments
Goong S‘s Heo Yi-jae (“little Kim Tae Hee”) has been cast as Oh Ji Ho’s love interest in the upcoming drama Single Papa in Love. Yikes, that makes me nervous for both of them. While doing press for her upcoming film The Chaser, actress Park Hyo Joo of the cable “Chosun CSI” show Chosun Police... More »

Drama Casting & News
More delays for Lee Seung Gi’s Iljimae
by | January 20, 2008 | 21 Comments
In the year following the 2006 KBS2 drama Infamous Chil Princesses, Lee Seung Gi has mostly worked on his singing career. His upcoming MBC drama as the titular hero Iljimae, scheduled to air sometime in the first half of 2008, is to be his acting comeback. But MBC is finding it difficult to meet that... More »