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Open Thread
Open Thread #40
by | July 25, 2008 | 5 Comments
  Holla. The Stills – “Gender Bombs.” I’m kind of ambivalent on The Stills — I like some shoegazer-y, Manchester-style dream-pop stuff but it’s not really my favorite genre. But they do have a few songs I really like; I was hooked on this one at the line, “Logic will break your heart forever.” ‘Cuz... More »

Celebrity News
New brides become new moms
by | July 25, 2008 | 15 Comments
Add two more high-profile actresses to the list of the recently knocked-up. (Kim Hee-sun announced her happy news in May and is currently three months pregnant; comedienne Park Kyung-lim announced hers, due January 2009, last month; and frequent variety-show host Kang Ho-dong becomes a father in March.) “Queen of Cannes” Jeon Do-yeon (so called because... More »

Drama Casting & News
It’s a wrap for Iljimae
by | July 24, 2008 | 36 Comments
The cast and production team of SBS’s Iljimae gathered at Yongsan CGV today (July 24) to watch the finale of the drama together. The hit fusion sageuk premiered on May 21 to viewership ratings of 14.8%, which steadily climbed over the course of the drama’s run to end in the near-30% range. In attendance was... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episodes 9 & 10
by | July 23, 2008 | 21 Comments
(Not as much food porn today.) After 10 episodes, we’re nearly halfway through the drama, and I think I can safely say at this point that while I am liking Gourmet, I don’t love it. I probably won’t grow to love it, either, but the acting is strong and I like seeing what fictitious food... More »

Kpop News
Tim’s momjjang project
by | July 23, 2008 | 19 Comments
Balladeer Tim is following in buddy and fellow management-company-mate Sohn Ho-young‘s footsteps in embarking upon a “momjjang project” (“momjjang” meaning hot bod). To this end, Tim’s recently started his goal toward bulking up his naturally thin frame by joining a gym and accepting the advice of self-professed fitness buff and ex-G.O.D. rapper Sohn (to right),... More »
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Celebrity News
Promoting civic duty
by | July 23, 2008 | 2 Comments
  Actor Lee Kyun (Dasepo Naughty Girls, Hello Franceska; real name Yang Sang-mo) is acting as PR rep for military enlistment while serving his term himself. On July 23, he participated in a “conversation with junior recruits,” sharing his personal experiences with the young men who’d arrived to undergo their initial physical examinations (to determine... More »

Oddly named innovations
by | July 23, 2008 | 13 Comments
I know this post is off-topic, but brings us this lovely image of a newfangled device being called a “scissor bike.” I don’t know about you, but those are two words that, when put together, conjure up some pretty unfortunate images, but oddly it’s very apt (the bicycle folds upon itself for ease of... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 12
by | July 22, 2008 | 10 Comments
I mean this in a good way (or at least not in a bad way): Sometimes I feel like the people working on Chil Woo put in a long day of hard work… and then look at the clock, realize it’s dinner time, and hurry to finish off whatever they’ve got left for the day... More »

Boring blog stuff
by | July 22, 2008 | 9 Comments
  Just a few notes about blog format. Many of you may not even notice any changes, but for those who do: Categories and page navigation were getting messy and driving me batty, so I did some sprucing up. The “categories” list on the right sidebar is now streamlined. I’m not quite sure what the... More »

Drama Casting & News
It’s a Love Marriage for Hwang Bora
by | July 22, 2008 | 11 Comments
Actress Hwang Bora (Rainbow Romance, My Girl) is making her television comeback after she was caught last December for drunk driving. She was found driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.135% (U.S. legal limits are 0.08%; South Korea penalizes BAC of 0.05-0.09 with a 100 days’ license cancellation, and over 0.10 with cancellation of a... More »

Celebrity News
Team Alex beats Team Horan to the finish line
by | July 22, 2008 | 5 Comments
These photos come from yesterday’s (July 21) Nike Human Race Training Run, where approximately a hundred participants ran under the banner of either (Clazziquai’s) Team Alex (red) or Team Horan (yellow). The two teams raced a 10K along the Han River in Yoido; on August 31, 25 cities worldwide will host the Human Race event,... More »
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