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Drama Casting & News
The maestro takes command
by | August 19, 2008 | 10 Comments
Some more stills are released of Kim Myung-min taking up the conductor’s wand in upcoming MBC drama Beethoven Virus. Scenes were shot over two days on August 12 and 13 at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House as Kim Myung-min commanded a “project orchestra” comprising unruly amateur musicians (in the drama, it’s done purposely to... More »

Celebrity News
Boyish again for Marie Claire
by | August 19, 2008 | 41 Comments
Whoa, for a second I thought this was another cross-dressing pretty boy. After all, September’s Marie Claire features Yoon Eun-hye looking an awful lot like Lee Junki, no? Give the girl credit where it’s due: she sure embraces style experimentation and change in a fashion-forward and often fearless way. She recently spent a week in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Triple-teaming the Triple team
by | August 19, 2008 | 7 Comments
(Yeah, the headline’s a bit of a stretch. But I couldn’t resist.) Wha–? Lee Seon-kyun is going to be in MBC’s figure-skating trendy drama Triple? I mean, I guess it kind of makes sense. He’d starred in director Lee Yoon-jung‘s earlier series Taereung National Village (part of MBC’s Best Theater anthology). Following that, he’d agreed... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 19
by | August 19, 2008 | 9 Comments
If I had to rate the recent episodes, I’d say the previous several haven’t been very good — and that’s by Chil Woo standards, so we’re talking pretty low stuff. Not awful, just boring. But today’s picked up considerably, and even managed a shocker — which I guess is to be expected since we end... More »

Celebrity News
You’re welcome.
by | August 18, 2008 | 43 Comments
Won Bin becomes the first Korean model to grace the cover of GQ (Korea). The photo shoot was held in July in New York. Tags: Won Bin... More »

Celebrity News
Swiss miss Go Ara
by | August 18, 2008 | 10 Comments
Ara (who has for whatever reason dropped her last name, Go, professionally) was appointed a “Swiss Friends” goodwill cultural ambassador (i.e., promo rep) on August 18 at the Swiss embassy in Seoul. She was greeted by Swiss ambassador Christian Hauswirth (who’s working the skeevy eye in one of the pics below, yeah?). Plus, at the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Han Eun-jung’s all business in the front, party in the back
by | August 18, 2008 | 10 Comments
(When I saw the dress from the front, I thought it was vibrant and lovely. And then Han Eun-jung turned around, and… not so much.) Here the actress attends the press conference for the new action-sageuk thriller movie The Divine Weapon [신기전] on August 18 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV theater. The film stars Jung Jae-young,... More »

Get the fat suit ready for Bada
by | August 17, 2008 | 10 Comments
While news is quiet of the 200 Pound Beauty sequel, plans are under way for a musical version, starring SES lead singer Bada. (The film sequel will be losing the sleeper hit’s original plastic-beauty Hana, star Kim Ah-joong, who opted not to return to the franchise in favor of other projects now that she’s catapulted... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
While you were sleeping, Yeh Ji-won was drinking
by | August 17, 2008 | 11 Comments
Yeh Ji-won (Mixed-up Investigative Agency) poses for an elegant “avant-garde” photo shoot to contrast with her eccentric, quirky image for her new movie, “당신이 잠든 사이에,” which translates literally to While You Were Sleeping but appears to have adopted a different English-language title, One Shot. Judging from the preview and stills, that title alludes to... More »

Celebrity News
Hyun Young cheers, Korea wins
by | August 17, 2008 | 4 Comments
Hyun Young cheers on Korea’s women’s basketball team in a game versus the Latvian team. (Korea won, 72 to 68, and will advance to the quarterfinals.) She watches the game with actress Ahn Sun-young and television MC Han Sung-joo, August 17, Beijing. Tags: Hyun Young... More »

Kpop News
Can you feel the love?
by | August 16, 2008 | 7 Comments
Kim Dong-wan wishes fellow Shinhwa member Jun Jin a happy 29th birthday at Jun Jin’s fanmeeting, themed “All For You.” The event took place on August 16 at Konkuk University in Seoul. Infinity Challenge‘s Jung Hyung-don served as MC, while VIP attendees included Kim Su-ro (who shakes up some champagne below; he wears orange shorts)... More »