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Celebrity News
Lee Dong-gun takes on a new album and possible tour
by | August 14, 2008 | 14 Comments
Actor Lee Dong-gun may have debuted as a singer, but for the past decade he’s primarily focused on his acting career. So his new album “My Biography” marks his first full-length album in ten years. Furthermore, Lee expressed the ambition to make an Asia tour before his impending military duty. He’s been busy for the... More »

Celebrity News
Sung Yuri does European retro chic
by | August 13, 2008 | 40 Comments
Sung Yuri goes seductive and mature for her new fall fashion spread. She looks lovely, as always, although I think she’s too thin to pull off truly sexy — she reminds me of a really pretty mannequin, portraying an outward image of sexy but without any inner sensuality. Actually, I think that’s the weakness of... More »

Celebrity News
Life after gold
by | August 13, 2008 | 9 Comments
With all the attention being lavished on Michael Phelps, it’s enough to make you think there aren’t any other swimmers, isn’t it? But in Korea, swimmer Park Tae-hwan was already famous prior to his Olympic win. Now, one gold and one silver medal later, he’s poised for super-stardom — let the money start rolling in!... More »

Kpop News
An Isolated Life for So Ji-sub
by | August 13, 2008 | 14 Comments
So Ji-sub returns to MVs after three and a half years since his last one (ballad singer Jo Sung-mo’s “Mr. Flower”). This time he’s appearing in the music video for the digital single “고독한 인생” (Isolated life) by ”G” (mp3 posted below). The track was released online on August 13. Part of the interest in... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 18
by | August 12, 2008 | 7 Comments
There’s something about this image I really like. The set may look artificial and the background may be too fakely blue, but it’s a nice, homey family scene that carries added meaning as a happy moment of calm before the storm. As for the drama’s audience, the pre-empting of Gourmet‘s Episode 18 today probably accounts... More »

Celebrity News
Cinema Angel Lee Na-young
by | August 12, 2008 | 13 Comments
Lee Na-young is set to grace the next cover of fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar Korea. This is her first time back in a fashion spread in three years. Her look is being compared to the female character “Maetel” of ’70s manga and anime series Galaxy Express 999 — which, er, maybe, if you really stretch... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Two gangsters, two actors, and a press conference
by | August 12, 2008 | 17 Comments
So Ji-sub and Kang Ji-hwan pose on press day (August 12) for upcoming movie A Movie Is A Movie (directed by Jang Hoon for Kim Ki-duk Films). Well, they sure showed up in character. But with two such intense actors, I suppose that ought to be no surprise. I wish I could LIKE what either... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 17
by | August 11, 2008 | 3 Comments
They should create a spinoff with Orroz and Chul Seok, because these two are the only ones pulling their acting weight these days. Both are strong in today’s episode, in a way that transcends the cheese factor of the drama’s storytelling (the drama plot itself isn’t so cheesy these days, but it’s all in the... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episodes 15 & 16
by | August 11, 2008 | 10 Comments
Gourmet really took an upswing with these two episodes, I thought. Sometimes I feel like I can see all the strings dictating the course of play — those dramatic puppet strings that are best made invisible — such as what is being set up for what future eventuality, which relationships are being guided in which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Taking a gamble with Tazza
by | August 11, 2008 | 18 Comments
New stills are out for upcoming gambling drama Tazza, featuring its main cast: Han Ye-seul (above), Kim Min-joon (below left), and Jang Hyuk, getting into trouble as always (below center and right). The stills were taken from a shoot for the title sequence at the drama’s gambling-den set, which is located in Kyunggi-do. A rep... More »

Celebrity News
It’s long, lean lines for the new face body of Hilfiger Jeans
by | August 11, 2008 | 11 Comments
Former Miss Korea contestant (2000) and actress Park Shi-yeon shows off her long lines as the new model for Hilfiger Denim’s Wave Jean line. She strikes her best fashionista pose in these new photos for the ad shoot. Lovely pics, but they look pretty heavily, um, doctored, don’t they? Someone got very excited with the... More »