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Celebrity News
Interview from the drama set with Song Hye-gyo
by | October 6, 2008 | 25 Comments
With Song Hye-gyo gearing up to come back to television, she’s again in the spotlight (not that she’s ever really out of it) after taking some time since her last project, the high-budget flop that was the film Hwang Jini. (Her performance was seen as passable, but the movie itself was not a success.) More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Boy Meets Boy at PIFF
by | October 6, 2008 | 21 Comments
On October 5, the short film Boy Meets Boy held an open discussion at the Pusan International Film Festival with its stars Kim Hye-sung (Jenny, Juno) and Yeh Ji-won (Mixed-up Investigative Agency) and director Kim Jo Kwang Su. I remember being intrigued when I first heard about Boy Meets Boy [소년, 소년을 만나다], which marks... More »

Drama Casting & News
An extension pending for Beethoven Virus
by | October 6, 2008 | 14 Comments
No doubt MBC is loath to relinquish one of its few successes in a pretty drab year. They are now in talks to extend the Wednesday-Thursday classical-music drama Beethoven Virus, which is performing well at first place in its slot. An MBC rep explained, “We’re talking of extending the series by two or three episodes.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Setting sail from the World They Live In
by | October 5, 2008 | 31 Comments
Song Hye-gyo and Hyun Bin shoot their upcoming drama The World They Live In in this just-released still photo The drama also features actors Cha Soo-yeon (Nowhere to Turn) as Hyun Bin’s old girlfriend, Bae Jong-ok (Heavenly Beauty Park Jung-geum), Eom Ki-joon (Kimchi Cheese Smile), Daniel Choi (Golden Apple), and Seo Hyo-rim (Insoon Is Pretty),... More »

Celebrity News
Suicide of transgender Jang Chae-won belatedly revealed
by | October 5, 2008 | 21 Comments
Jang Chae-won, pre- and post-op Another suicide is now just coming to light, having been overshadowed by the suicide last Thursday of famous actress Choi Jin-shil. This time the victim is transgender entertainer Jang Chae-won, 26, who passed away at home on October 3. Seoul police gave a statement on October 6, saying, “Jang Chae-won... More »

Drama Casting & News
And Makino (in the Korean Hana Yori Dango) is…
by | October 5, 2008 | 122 Comments
…Gu Hye-sun??? Erm. Okay. Don’t get me wrong, I like Gu Hye-sun (of hit family drama Pure 19, sageuk King & I, and fusion sageuk Strongest Chil Woo). A lot. I think she’s one of her generation’s more promising actors. She can do vulnerable, and she can do inner toughness. She can cry. She can... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 11
by | October 5, 2008 | 24 Comments
Sorry for the (relative) lateness of the recap! I’ve had, shall we say, a busy week. :/ SONG OF THE DAY Lim Jeong-hee – “사랑의 반대말” (The opposite of love) [ Download ] Tags: Kim Ji-hoon, Kim Min-hee, Love & Marriage... More »

Celebrity News
Premiere’s Rising Stars 2008
by | October 4, 2008 | 10 Comments
On October 4, the Premiere Magazine-sponsored “Rising Star” awards ceremony was held at the Pusan International Film Festival to name its, well, rising stars. Ha Jung-woo and Su Ae won for their performances in their recent films (thriller The Chaser and period war piece You’re Far Away, respectively). Ha said, “I’d like to become an... More »

Kpop News
DBSK both hot and on fire
by | October 4, 2008 | 12 Comments
(At least figuratively?) U-Know Yunho and Micky Yoochun light up the stage (top pic) with the rest of their DBSK groupmates at the 2008 Asia Song Festival. October 4, Seoul World Cup Stadium. Tags: DBSK, singers... More »
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Celebrity News
Choi Jin-shil’s death spurs talk of cyber slander laws
by | October 3, 2008 | 40 Comments
“Last Scandal” co-star Jung Jun-ho, actress Choi Ji-woo If there’s something to take away from the overwhelming attention and the number of entertainers who came to pay their final respects to deceased Choi Jin-shil, it’s that she was much-respected and much-loved by many colleagues over the entire length of her 20-year career. People are also... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
More PIFF red carpet at APAN’s Star Road
by | October 3, 2008 | 14 Comments
I foresee this may start getting repetitive, but here’s another red carpet from the Pusan International Film Festival (we saw opening night’s red carpet yesterday). This time, the event was the Asian Pacific Actors Network (APAN) Star Road. It seemed some of the stars who were at opening night were noticeably absent at this event,... More »