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Celebrity News
Newly shorn and reporting for duty
by | October 8, 2008 | 31 Comments
Spoke a bit too soon. Now pics are out of Eric, 29, reporting for duty with his newly shaven hair and addressing fans and press. He begins his four-week training here in Nonsan. South Chungcheong Province, October 9. Tags: army duty, Eric... More »

Celebrity News
Get ready to say bye to Eric
by | October 8, 2008 | 22 Comments
Shinhwa rapper and actor Eric (Que Sera Sera, Strongest Chil Woo) is headed off to do his military duty tomorrow! (Or today, in Korea — October 9 being the big day.) Although we’ve been hearing for a while about all the Shinhwa guys’ plans to enlist this year, Eric is the first to go. As... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 12
by | October 8, 2008 | 29 Comments
(Don’t worry, it’s a faux-swoon.) This was an interesting episode in that the tone was different, and the pacing too — and we finally got to see Hyun-soo sweat a little. It may seem mean to cheer at that, but: YAY! SONG OF THE DAY EZ Hyoung – “유성” (shooting star) [ Download ] Tags:... More »

Celebrity News
Sean and Jung Hye-young, still ridiculously in love
by | October 8, 2008 | 21 Comments
How about something light for a change? Remember the days of old-school kpop and the pop duo Jinusean? Well, both Jinu and Sean (aka Noh Seung-hwan) have gone their separate ways professionally, but Sean — who has since gotten married and had a couple adorable kiddies — is now again in the public eye by... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Adapting early Hallyu hits for the big screen
by | October 8, 2008 | 12 Comments
Following the (still lingering??) popularity of classic Hallyu drama hits Autumn Love Story (or Autumn Fairy Tale) and Winter Sonata, particularly n Japan, movie versions are in the works. The movie rights have been bought for the dramas and an agreement was made for investment and co-production between a Korean and Japanese entertainment company at... More »

Celebrity News
Model Kim Ji-hoo commits suicide. :(
by | October 7, 2008 | 96 Comments
WHAT. THE. HELL. Following the suicide of actor Ahn Jae-hwan last month, following the suicide of Choi Jin-shil (whose death was related to accusations regarding her friend Ahn’s suicide) earlier this month, following the suicide of transgender entertainer Jang Chae-won just a day later, we have, sadly, yet another suicide. On October 8, news was... More »

Drama Casting & News
Falling down on the job
by | October 7, 2008 | 6 Comments
It’s been revealed belatedly that Moon Geun-young had a minor accident while filming her latest drama, Painter of the Wind, in which she fell down a well — thankfully without (serious) injury. The incident occurred while filming the fifth episode, when the scene called for her character to act as though she’d injured her ankle... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seung-gi in a four-way car accident
by | October 7, 2008 | 18 Comments
Singer-actor Lee Seung-gi was in an auto accident on the evening of October 7 in the city of Goyang (Kyeonggi Province). When the vehicle Lee Seung-gi was riding in collided with another at an intersection, a bus was also hit along with another car, bringing the total collisions to four. Lee was not seriously injured... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
More hype for Hype Nation
by | October 7, 2008 | 28 Comments
Oh, this just gets better and better! (If by better you mean “so bad it’s good, no actually, it’s still bad.”) Remember how just yesterday I was saying how Sohn Dam-bi, recently cast in a dance movie as her Hollywood debut, was an odd choice because she doesn’t speak good English and has no acting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iljimae readies for Round 2
by | October 7, 2008 | 14 Comments
Get ready for the next Iljimae series! If you’re not all Iljimae-d out, that is. I don’t envy the folks behind MBC’s version of the story of folk hero Iljimae, following SBS’s popular series earlier this year with Lee Junki and Park Shi-hoo. Now MBC’s finally getting ready to launch their series, starring Jung Il-woo... More »

Celebrity News
Marine Boy and Yoon Eun-hye hook up for Basic House
by | October 6, 2008 | 17 Comments
What does winning the Olympic gold medal get a hot rising athlete? An ad campaign with a top star, of course. “Marine boy” and two-time Olympic medalist swimmer (one gold, one silver at the Beijing Games) Park Tae-hwan is teaming up with Yoon Eun-hye to sell clothing for the apparel company Basic House. They recently... More »