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Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung to take on her first sageuk
by | November 19, 2008 | 20 Comments
Go Hyun-jung (What’s Up Fox) is a kdrama veteran, but she’s about to make her sageuk debut only now in MBC’s large-scale sageuk drama Queen Seon-deok. This will mark her television return after her previous series, the cop drama HIT. Queen Seon-dok will be scripted by Kim Young-hyun (Hit, Dae Jang Geum) and Park Sang-yeon... More »

Celebrity News
Starting a new career with a new name
by | November 19, 2008 | 28 Comments
I’d wondered why actor Kim Nam-gil, who had gone by the name “Lee Han” for the past few years, suddenly reverted to a different name, particularly when his career was beginning to take off. He was “Lee Han” until his role in 2008’s Public Enemy Returns, after which point he reverted to his real name... More »

Celebrity News
Ara, foiled!
by | November 18, 2008 | 26 Comments
Ara poses for the December issue of fashion mag Singles. I dunno — armed and dangerous? Or slack-jawed and dull-eyed? Tags: Go Ara, photo shoots... More »

Celebrity News
Jo Sung-min tells his side of the story
by | November 18, 2008 | 53 Comments
Deceased actress Choi Jin-shil’s ex-husband Jo Sung-min is changing his mind regarding the fight for child custody and inheritance rights (perhaps after the continued public outcry). We’ve mostly been presented with the issue from Choi’s side, with her brother and mother speaking out to retain custody of the kids, bringing up Jo’s lackluster performance as... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Press conference No. 2 for Disturbance in Her Barroom
by | November 18, 2008 | 17 Comments
*drool* I’d already posted about the upcoming comic sageuk film Disturbance in Her Barroom (check that post out for video, stills, and the first production press conference), but there were so many lovely pictures of star Lee Jung-jae at the press gathering on the 18th that I had to share. (Oh right, and his castmates... More »

Celebrity News
Moon Geun-young targeted by netizen slander
by | November 17, 2008 | 74 Comments
You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. Or, in Moon Geun-young‘s case, you’re damned (by netizens) if you donate regularly to help those in need, with your intentions constantly called into question. After being lauded as an “angel of kindness” by many, Moon currently finds herself the target for abuse after it... More »

Celebrity News
Shinji: Devoted to her work or overworked?
by | November 17, 2008 | 11 Comments
Shinji (Unstoppable High Kick) had been hospitalized on November 3 for kidney inflammation and infection, but was released today — not because she’s fully recovered, but to make it to a recording of SBS’s variety program TV Animal Farm. Her management (Trifecta Entertainment) conceded that “because she is not yet fully recovered, the hospital staff... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Everyone’s all smiles for Sweet Lies
by | November 17, 2008 | 13 Comments
November 17 was production press conference day for the new romantic comedy starring Park Jin-hee (War of Money), Sweet Lies. In the movie, Park’s character is a TV writer who still carries a torch for her first love (Lee Ki-woo). When she happens to get in a car accident with him, she jumps to make... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cain & Abel begins filming
by | November 17, 2008 | 20 Comments
So Ji-sub has a pretty distinctive face, but he’s still rather disguised in these new stills from his upcoming drama Cain & Abel. Shooting started for the drama at a Seoul hospital on November 16, which is aiming for a February 2009 premiere. The 20-episode drama co-stars Shin Hyun-joong (Stairway to Heaven), Chae Jung-ahn (Coffee... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Dong-wan enlists
by | November 16, 2008 | 34 Comments
Singer and actor Kim Dong-wan (The Person I Love, Taekwon Boys) is the next Shinhwa member, following Eric last month, to take on military duty. Kim explained that he spoke to Eric on the phone before his enlistment, who gave him some practical tips. (One of those tips: Be sure to wear shoes that are... More »

Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 5
by | November 16, 2008 | 47 Comments
Since The World They Live In is all about the behind-the-scenes activity of drama-making, a few meta points sneak in to the storytelling, which should be amusing for those of us who like to bemoan the evils of some kdrama tropes. Today’s episode is all about one of those clichés, the “pure romance.” SONG OF... More »