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Celebrity News
Nam Sang-mi: Prim, punk, and sexy
by | September 25, 2008 | 13 Comments
Nam Sang-mi, who recently wrapped her latest drama Gourmet, departs from her usual innocent image and goes a little sexier for the October issue of Ecole Luxe magazine. The photo spread takes the title “Prim, Punk Girl, Sexy Star… Nam Sang-mi is Free.” (Um, okay.) The new photos show off her “chameleon-like” ability to take... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Jin-young begins treatment for cancer
by | September 25, 2008 | 25 Comments
Actress Jang Jin-young is only 34, but she’s just delivered the shocking news that she’s been diagnosed with a stomach cancer. On the 25th, her management rep revealed, “When Jang Jin-young went to the hospital for a recent medical treatment, she received the diagnosis for stomach cancer. Starting on the 25th, she will begin treatment... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 9
by | September 24, 2008 | 36 Comments
There’s usually one noteworthy episode that marks the turning point in a drama, and for Love & Marriage, this was it. Squeeeee! There’s a difference between an “OMG, romantic, sweet, kissy ooh!” squee, and an “Aww, yeah, The Drama has kicked in” squee. For the first eight episodes, it’s been the former: a light, fluffy... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The cast of “Sa-kwa” does the press whirl
by | September 24, 2008 | 13 Comments
The 24th was press preview day for the cast of upcoming movie Sa-kwa [사과, which could mean apple or apology], and while this doesn’t necessarily look like my cup of tea, I do like the actors involved: Moon Sori (Legend), Lee Seon-kyun (White Tower), and Kim Tae-woo (Woman on the Beach). The preview (below) also... More »

Celebrity News
“See, when you run out of pants, just put your feet through a jacket!”
by | September 24, 2008 | 25 Comments
Oh no! It’s a return of the Front-Butt Pants of Doom! Bae Doo-na is its latest victim; I’d thought we’d seen that last of those horrific things, because surely only the sartorially challenged Jae Hee would wear such a monstrosity, and hopefully just the once. We don’t expect it of an actress who’s known for... More »

Celebrity News
Lee and Park shoot ’em up
by | September 24, 2008 | 4 Comments
Actors Lee Jung-jae (Typhoon) and Park Shi-yeon (La Dolce Vita) and director Kwak Kyung-taek (Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth) visited the NIS (National Intelligence Service) Security Pavilion in Seoul on the 24th as honorary agents. Their visit comes before the remodeling of the NIS Pavilion begins on October 1. In the nine... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 8
by | September 23, 2008 | 24 Comments
Romance lovers are gonna love Episode 8. Prepare yourself for a cutesy episode, with lots of giddy-sweet moments. SONG OF THE DAY Casker – “고양이와 나” (Cat and me) [ Download ] Tags: Kim Ji-hoon, Kim Min-hee, Love & Marriage... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Preview press event for Bimong (Sad Dream)
by | September 23, 2008 | 12 Comments
“I read the script, and liked it so much it was shocking.” So said 29-year-old Lee Na-young, starring in director Kim Ki-duk‘s latest film, Bimong (Sad Dream). The film held its press preview event on September 23 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV theater, and Lee explained her interest in the script: “More than feeling an affinity... More »

Drama Casting & News
Another idol star turns actor
by | September 23, 2008 | 44 Comments
The prettiest pretty boy of DBSK, Jaejoong, is taking the plunge into acting. He takes the lead in “Heaven’s Postman,” a joint Korea-Japan collaborative “telecinema” — to be produced simultaneously for television and cinema — directed by Lee Hyung-min, the PD of the drama series I’m Sorry, I Love You and writer Kitagawa Eriko of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cast of “My Wife Got Married” walks down the aisle
by | September 23, 2008 | 14 Comments
Getting in character for their upcoming film My Wife Got Married, stars Sohn Ye-jin and Kim Joo-hyuk dressed up as bride and groom for their movie press conference on September 23. The movie is based on a novel of the same name, and centers around its pure-hearted romantist (Kim Joo-hyuk) and the free-love-espousing Sohn Ye-jin.... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episode 23
by | September 22, 2008 | 7 Comments
As though to make up for the lack in recent episodes, there’s lots and lots of food in this episode. And that means lots and lots of food analysis! Mmm, my favorite kind of analysis. Apart from actually eating. SONG OF THE DAY Gourmet OST – “그대 좋아하는 계절이 와요” (The season you like is... More »