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Celebrity News
Thank You’s little girl now a little lady
by | October 30, 2008 | 23 Comments
About a week ago, I mentioned the new drama project for child actor Seo Shin-ae. (Most of us may remember her from starring in the heartwarming 2007 drama Thank You alongside Jang Hyuk and Gong Hyo-jin.) To accompany the news, her management has recently released new photos of Seo, and she’s grown up a lot... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS N’s first drama Lottery Trio
by | October 29, 2008 | 14 Comments
Shin Dong-wook (Soulmate, War of Money), Yoon Ji-min (HIT), and Yoo Yeon-ji (Hwang Jini) are taking on the first drama produced for cable satellite channel KBS N, Lottery Trio. KBS N has produced several of its own films, such as 2006’s Ad-lib Night, the Lee Yoon-ki film in which Han Hyo-joo showed herself to be... More »


Drama Casting & News
General Hospital bumps out Iljimae
by | October 29, 2008 | 25 Comments
On one hand, I’m a little bummed that The Return of Iljimae has been postponed, just when I was getting excited about it. On the other hand, the drama that will take over the time slot intended for Iljimae is General Hospital 2. I wasn’t at all into the idea of this show — I... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 2
by | October 28, 2008 | 63 Comments
The good feeling continues. By that, I don’t mean that The World They Live In is feel-good, because it isn’t. It isn’t depressing or tragic or melodramatic, either, but it’s in that category of thought-provoking entertainment. Neither too light nor too heavy, although there are dashes of both. Writer Noh Hee-hyung does insightful like nobody’s... More »


Celebrity News
Go Soo’s First Photo Diary
by | October 28, 2008 | 6 Comments
Hopping on the star photographer trend is singer-actor Ryu Shi-won (Wedding, above left), who is using actor Go Soo (Green Rose) as his muse. An avid photography hobbyist, Ryu takes the lens behind a photo collection called Go Soo, The First Photo Diary, which will be published as a commemorative for Go Soo’s upcoming Japan... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Antique press preview yields interesting fashions
by | October 28, 2008 | 68 Comments
I’ll just give you a second to let that image sink in. (I mean, really, really sink in that this is indeed two of Korea’s hottest rising pretty boys made famous by two of Korea’s biggest youth drama hits, Joo Ji-hoon of Goong and Kim Jae-wook of Coffee Prince.) October 28 was press preview day... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Out of the army to promote Mandate
by | October 28, 2008 | 11 Comments
Jae Hee, 28, is currently serving out his army duty, but has received permission to take special leave next month, and he’s using it to promote his new movie. Supernatural flick Mandate opens on October 30, and he’ll be out to greet the press for the occasion on November 2 at the movie theater. In... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 1
by | October 27, 2008 | 97 Comments
Manseh! Thank god for Noh Hee-kyung. When dealing with mediocre or iffy dramas, I often don’t know how I feel about them until I’m several episodes in; I want to give the drama time to grow on me. With quality dramas, though, you can usually tell right away, and The World They Live In (aka... More »


Celebrity News
Magazine-happy Won Bin
by | October 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
November and December are going to be busy months for Won Bin — at least on the magazine covers. The Taegukgi actor will be featured in not one, not two, but five well-known Asian fashion magazines in the span of several months. He’s already done one shoot with luxury brand Louis Vuitton for GQ Korea’s... More »


Celebrity News
Two more actors head off for army training
by | October 27, 2008 | 26 Comments
As announced, two actors joined the ranks of their enlisted entertainment brethren in fulfilling their mandatory military obligation on October 27. Voluntary air force enlister, the 25-year-old Ohn Joo-wan (My Mighty Princess, The Peter Pan Formula), and 29-year-old gentle-faced actor Ryu Soo-young (Bad Couple, Seoul 1945) both said their goodbyes on Monday afternoon before heading... More »


Celebrity News
Japanese fans crowd to see Go Soo
by | October 27, 2008 | 5 Comments
Go Soo (Green Rose, Piano) is getting ready for his first Japanese fanmeeting after serving his army duty (he was released on April 25), to take place in Tokyo on November 1. The event will accommodate an estimated 2,000 fans, with the space filled to capacity, no doubt an effect of his popularity in Japan... More »