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Celebrity News
Japanese fans greet Lee Dong-gun
by | August 24, 2008 | 13 Comments
After releasing his first album in years, the Japanese- and Korean-language-album My Biography, Lee Dong-gun has launched himself into singerly activities, marking the occasion with two days in concert in Tokyo for his “Lee Dong-gun 2008 Debut Concert in Japan.” “My Biography” was released earlier this summer; Lee previously released a single album in Japan... More »

Kpop News
Mnet 20’s Choice Awards makes weird choices
by | August 23, 2008 | 38 Comments
MC Jang Geun-seok Although I didn’t watch August 23’s broadcast of Mnet’s 20’s Choice awards (a wannabe VMA’s, really), looking over the full winners list, my first reaction is: “What were they smoking?” Some choices made sense. I get why Jang Geuk-seok, shakin’ his thang above as the event’s MC, was awarded Hot Movie Star... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Min-hee does Hwang Jini v.3
by | August 23, 2008 | 18 Comments
New KBS romantic-comedy series Love Marriage isn’t a sageuk, but lead actress Kim Min-hee dresses up as famed courtesan Hwang Jini for a scene in the upcoming drama. The role has previously been enacted by actresses Ha Ji-won in the drama series and Song Hye-gyo in the big-budget film version, both pictured below. Kim Min-hee... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo’s goodbye message to Lee Eon
by | August 22, 2008 | 34 Comments
Gong Yoo, friend and Coffee Prince co-star to Lee Eon, was late (but not absent) to pay his farewell addresses to the recently deceased actor, because he’s currently serving active military duty. On the 22nd, he wrote a message on his personal homepage offering both a goodbye and an apology to his colleague, featuring a... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #44
by | August 22, 2008 | 12 Comments
  Speak your mind!   SONG OF THE DAY Okay, I’m trying something different today with these Eric Hutchinson songs. I love this singer-songwriter, but I hadn’t posted anything up by him before because, well, he’s still a relative unknown and giving away his music for free would make me feel guilty. Therefore no download... More »

Celebrity News
A master’s of theater, film, and are-you-kidding-me?
by | August 22, 2008 | 18 Comments
Lee Jung-jae — whom I LOVE! He was my Original Korean-Star Crush, waaaay back when — was awarded his master’s degree from Dongguk University on August 22. He received his degree from the Department of Theater & Film Art in the Graduate School of Cultural Arts. Now, I’m all for further education, and master’s degrees... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episode 17
by | August 21, 2008 | 9 Comments
This is the episode from last week, which only aired one episode due to programming cancellations (Olympics-related). I’d wondered what they would do to even out the episodes from 17 through the end, but it turns out the answer was simple: This week also only aired one episode, no. 18. I assume that the regular... More »

Celebrity News
More stars pay their respects to deceased colleague
by | August 21, 2008 | 52 Comments
Okay, I think I’m done posting pics of stars visiting Lee Eon‘s funeral room. If more information comes to light, I’m on it, but until then we’re just going to be getting photos of grieving folks, which is probably gratuitous. I know it sounds hypocritical for me to dislike the photos and then post them.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Presenting the cast of East of Eden
by | August 21, 2008 | 29 Comments
If that ain’t the picture of “triumphant return,” I don’t know what is. The sizable cast of upcoming epic drama East of Eden held its production press conference on August 21, and trotted out all most of its big names (and it has many, although some were either not in attendance or weren’t photographed —... More »

Celebrity News
Stars mourn Lee Eon
by | August 20, 2008 | 56 Comments
As previously reported, actor Lee Eon‘s sudden death early on the morning of August 21 has proved a shock to the entertainment community. Celebrities came garbed in funeral blacks to pay their respects to their deceased colleague/co-star/friend at the mortuary area in the hospital where the deceased’s body is being kept until the funeral service.... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Eon dies in accident
by | August 20, 2008 | 191 Comments
Oh, man. Model-turned-actor Lee Eon (also spelled Lee Un, most famously of Coffee Prince) has died in a motorcycle accident. The 27-year-old, born Park Sang-min, was on his way home following the wrap party for KBS’s Strongest Chil Woo early on the morning of August 21. He was riding a motorcycle and ran into the... More »