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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 »

Celebrity News
Park Yong-ha kicks off concert tour
by | December 3, 2008 | 5 Comments
Seems like Park Yong-ha will be juggling both his singing and acting careers for the immediate future. Following his hit drama On Air, he took on a film role in a thriller brought to us by the folks behind The Chaser (which is currently wrapping up production) while also putting out a new album and... More »

Drama Casting & News
All In gets a sequel
by | December 3, 2008 | 28 Comments
After Sung Yuri was touted as the new Queen Seon-deok, then summarily dropped, she’s now being announced as the confirmed lead in the sequel to the uber-popular 2003 drama All In. The original SBS series starred then-dating Song Hye-gyo and Lee Byung-heon and subsequently shot Song to bona fide stardom. (Sung and Song, incidentally, are... More »

Celebrity News
Would you buy the Kim Haneul handbag?
by | December 3, 2008 | 30 Comments
Kim Haneul (On Air) is collaborating with Swarovski in designing her own “crystal handbag.” Last month, Kim Haneul was selected by the new product brand Crystallized Swarovski Elements as their “Crystal Lady” of Korea, and this opportunity comes in honor of that selection. The handbag will be on display from December 12 through 18 in... More »

Celebrity News
Guess that wedding was shotgun after all
by | December 2, 2008 | 74 Comments
Heh. Lots of netizens speculated as to the reason for the speedy courtship and quick wedding of Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young, and a popular theory was that a pregnancy had precipitated the nuptials. Those rumors weren’t based on anything but speculation, but it turns out that this time they were coincidentally on the mark:... More »

Drama Casting & News
Boys Before Flowers has its Evil Mom, goes overseas
by | December 2, 2008 | 55 Comments
Now that Korea’s Hana Yori Dango has cast its leads (Makino and F4), settled on its secondary cast (older sisters, best friends), and even gotten its tertiary characters in place (schoolmates, part-time employers), the one main role remaining was that of Doumyouji Tsukasa’s hard-hearted mother, the businesswoman behind the family empire, Kaede. Lee Hye-young (Fashion... More »

Celebrity News
Baby son makes acting debut with Dad
by | December 2, 2008 | 10 Comments
Cha Tae-hyun‘s son has made his onscreen debut. The 2-year-old Soo-chan (1-year-old by Western calculations) appeared with Dad in his latest movie, Speed Scandal, as one of the children shooting a CF with Dad’s character, a former idol star turned radio DJ. Cha explains that since the production had been having trouble finding children for... More »

Kpop News
Lee Seon-kyun sings “Boy”
by | December 1, 2008 | 6 Comments
Although actor Lee Seon-kyun is often referred to as The Voice (by us fans, I mean), I didn’t really expect to see him take up singing — not in an official capacity, at least — but here he is, lending his vocals to a track on Yoon Sang‘s upcoming special album, “Songbook.” Yes, Lee Seon-kyun... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cameos abound in Sweet Lies
by | December 1, 2008 | 18 Comments
Kim Sun-ah fans have a(nother) reason to watch Park Jin-hee‘s upcoming romantic comedy Sweet Lies, in which Kim (When Night Comes) turns up for a brief cameo. Her involvement had not been previously announced, but was revealed at the movie’s December 1 press preview event. Kim’s character bears her own name, although she’s not playing... More »

Celebrity News
M.Street loses its lead singer to suicide
by | December 1, 2008 | 47 Comments
On December 1, the body of singer Lee Seo-hyun, lead singer of vocal pop group M.Street, was found in a recording studio. The death has been ruled as a suicide by hanging. The primary cause was deemed to be failed stock investments. One source explained that he had invested large amounts of money from friends... More »