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Drama Casting & News
Two Kwons for the price of one
by | November 23, 2008 | 15 Comments
Recently married Kwon Sang-woo (Bad Love) is looking for his next drama project, and he seems to have settled on one: Cinderella Man. Kwon unexpectedly dropped out of his last film project at the last minute, which he was to star in with Ha Ji-won, and suffered a few criticisms for it. His high-profile drama... More »

Celebrity News
Go Soo puts on a show
by | November 22, 2008 | 14 Comments
Remember how I complained that all the photos sucked from Go Soo’s recent Japan fanmeeting? I don’t know if Yonhap was the only news outlet who cared to cover the event, but now his management company has released official stills from the fanmeeting. Why they waited so long, I have no idea. The actor (Green... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo still waiting for her payday
by | November 22, 2008 | 8 Comments
Kim Hyun-joo appeared in her last drama, Insoon is Pretty, a year ago, but she still hasn’t received full payment for it. She filed a lawsuit on the 19th to demand payment; drama production company (Kim Jong-hak Productions) and her former management company (Yeonyeong Entertainment) owe her approximately 100 million won, or about $70,000. Yeonyeong... More »

Celebrity News
Splitsville: Lee Seo-jin dumps Kim Jung-eun
by | November 21, 2008 | 127 Comments
Say it ain’t so! One of the most openly affectionate couples in the K-entertainment sphere, who were largely expected to announce wedding plans sometime soon (possibly even this year), has instead broken it off. Kim Jung-eun and Lee Seo-jin started dating while filming the 2006 SBS drama Lovers, and had been going strong ever since.... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #58
by | November 21, 2008 | 23 Comments
  Another Friday, another Open Thread. Go nuts. Anyone have a memorable week? Special weekend plans? Edit: It’s that time of year again! If you’ve got a spare minute (or, okay, ten), please consider taking this >> Blog Reader Project survey << (You can skip questions.) Plus, just for kicks and giggles, once the survey... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chae Shi-ra becomes Empress Cheon-chu
by | November 21, 2008 | 11 Comments
I mentioned in the previous post about Go Hyun-jung’s new sageuk that the upcoming year would showcase three prominent sageuk dramas starring three famous actresses, and the first of those has just revealed its posters. (The other two dramas are Go’s Queen Seon-deok for MBC and Jung Ryeo-won‘s SBS series Princess Ja-myung. I’m going to... More »

Celebrity News
A scene from training camp
by | November 20, 2008 | 10 Comments
As with Eric before him, a photo of Kim Dong-wan (who enlisted earlier this week) was uploaded on the army website just days after he entered training. He’ll remain in training for four weeks before serving out his service in the army office. Via Now News RELATED POSTS Kim Dong-wan enlists Shinhwa to lose its... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Blue Dragon Awards 2008
by | November 20, 2008 | 77 Comments
Kim Haneul and Kang Ji-hwan Did the Blue Dragon Awards sneak up on us this year or what? As one of the largest year-end awards shows, the Blue Dragon always tends to draw out a good number of A-listers, and we saw plenty of them out on the red carpet on November 20 and posing... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae becomes a cop for Miracle
by | November 20, 2008 | 7 Comments
After earning lots of accolades for her last movie, the Vietnam War film You’re Far Away [님은 먼 곳에], 28-year-old Su Ae is taking on a cop role for her next project. The movie is The Miracle [기적] and will be directed by Han Hyun-seok (his previous work includes short film The Law of Reaction),... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
It may be their world, but I’m no longer with it
by | November 19, 2008 | 80 Comments
All right: After the third time trying to get through Episode 6, I think The World We Live In recaps are toast. Sorry, folks! I really thought I’d be able to stick it out, but a combination of not feeling the series, mixed with a general ennui, has convinced me that any recaps forthwith would... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
First look at Peppermint
by | November 19, 2008 | 11 Comments
Following the end of Yoon Do-hyun’s Love Letter, KBS is all set to launch another music variety program, Lee Hana’s Peppermint, which shot its first episode on November 18. Host Lee Hana took the opportunity to perform a few songs at the piano, including the Carpenters tune to be used as the program’s title song,... More »

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3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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