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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 »

Celebrity News
Sweet (or sour?) September
by | August 15, 2008 | 24 Comments
I’ve been hearing about this vague Kim Haneul–Daniel Henney joint venture called “Sweet September” for months now, and wondered why the heck so much media attention was lavished on one unremarkable photo. Granted, when you bring together two beautiful people, people will take notice for even the slightest of reasons, and from what I’ve been... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cheering her team to victory
by | August 15, 2008 | 6 Comments
What could pop-singer-turned-actress Jeon Hye-bin (known during her somewhat disappointing singing career as simply Bin) be cheering in her peppy cheerleading outfit? Could she be expressing her support for the Olympics? Rooting her countrymen on to victory? Indulging creepy-old-men fantasies? Not… exactly. Here she films in the city of Goyang at Jonghap Stadium for her... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #43
by | August 15, 2008 | 87 Comments
  Fair warning: Rantiness ahead, but feel free to comment on non-ranty topics below! Phew, for one who hadn’t intended to follow the Olympics to any close degree, I spent the early part of the week unintentionally watching almost everything (TV has been left on while I tune in and out, but inevitably I find... More »

Drama Casting & News
Boyish-er and boyish-er…
by | August 14, 2008 | 16 Comments
Moon Geun-young departs further from her usual cute image in her cross-dressing role for the upcoming drama The Painter of Wind. (In case you’d like a refresher, here she is looking girlish and sweet, and kinda actually a little like Lindsay Lohan.) Tags: Moon Geun-young, The Painter of Wind... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
by | August 14, 2008 | 8 Comments
While I wouldn’t call the 4th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF 2008) a star-studded event, it had its share of famous faces sprinkled in amongst the packed crowd of festival attendees, including promo reps Lee Jung-jin and Lee Yeon-hee, above, who hosted the opening ceremony on the evening of August 14. Also attending... More »