Author Archive

Chungmuro/Film News
From party girl to bottom of the Confucian ladder
by | May 14, 2008 | 21 Comments
First, a disclaimer: This movie is probably going to suck. But, I’m just glad to see Park Jin-woo acting in something again. Not that he’s been completely out of work — he apparently had a role in the sageuk drama Bichunmu, although that series was actually shot four years ago. But I really liked him... More »

Celebrity News
Little Sis takes on the tomboy look
by | May 14, 2008 | 29 Comments
Currently beginning filming for her upcoming sageuk drama The Painter of Wind, Moon Geun Young displays short hair and a thinner face in newly uploaded pics, which were deliberate changes made for the role (she plays a female artist who must dress as a man to pursue painting). The Painter of Wind airs on SBS... More »

Celebrity News
Break me off a piece of that chocolate
by | May 13, 2008 | 32 Comments
I’m sure most of you have already seen pics of Rain rocking his newly slimmed (10 kg!) chiseled body — achieved through a strict chicken-breast-and-veggie diet — in preparation for his upcoming Ninja Assassin role. But what about this “Chocolate Abs” pic released on the 14th? (Dude, I don’t come up with the names, I... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The next cog in the stereotype machine
by | May 13, 2008 | 25 Comments
Um. I know it’s hardly accurate to judge a movie based on a 30-second trailer, much less a few photo stills. But, erm, based on these stills of the upcoming action flick G.I. Joe… it looks kinda lame. Which is too bad, since, as usual, Korean fans are excited about the inclusion of another big-name... More »

Celebrity News
A quiet enlistment, for once
by | May 12, 2008 | 9 Comments
Actor and hip-hop artist Yang Dong Geun (29) has surprised many with the belated disclosure that he recently began his military service; he enlisted on May 6, but the information wasn’t released till just recently, along with a picture of him in training (to right). A source explained that he’d wanted to begin his training... More »

Celebrity News
Wall: 1, Jae Hee: 0
by | May 12, 2008 | 28 Comments
Owww. While at work filming his current KBS series Three Dads, One Mom on May 11, Jae Hee was injured and required nine stitches. Ironically, the scene he was shooting took place in a hospital. In the scene, Kyung Tae (Shin Sung Rok’s character) is stabbed and Jae Hee’s character rushes him to the emergency... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Someone give that makeup guy a raise
by | May 11, 2008 | 25 Comments
I’m a few weeks late to this news, but I haven’t seen this pic floating around yet (forgive me if you already have): So Ji Sub (yes, this one and, unfortunately, also this one) dons the role of a spirit in upcoming Japanese film Gegege no Kitaro. The movie releases in Japan on July 12.... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: May 11, 2008
by | May 11, 2008 | 28 Comments
Jang Dong Gun recently revealed in an entertainment program segment that he’d taken a minimum fee for acting in art-house director Kim Ki-duk‘s The Coast Guard in 2002. At the time (and now too) Jang commanded top dollar — several million dollars per film — but gave it up because he felt it was part... More »

Celebrity News
So… tired… balloons… too heavy…
by | May 10, 2008 | 38 Comments
And it’s no wonder. Six of Super Junior‘s members (Lee Teuk, Kang In, Shin Dong, Sung Min, Eun Hyuk and Ye Sang — just don’t ask me who’s who) participated in the 2008 Hope Marathon, walking the streets of Seoul for twenty-four hours. The marathon was part of SBS’s “Hope TV 24 We Are One... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kimonos and national treasures
by | May 10, 2008 | 12 Comments
Since May 7, the upcoming drama When Night Falls has been filming in Japan; lead actress Kim Sun Ah wears a kimono (above) while filming on location in the city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. (I suppose the more literal title translation is “Every Time Night Falls.”) The actress attended junior and senior high school... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Yuna in a rare off-the-ice performance
by | May 9, 2008 | 24 Comments
Wow, that was fast. World-famous figure skater (and reigning — two-time — world bronze medalist) Kim Yuna showed her little-known singing skills when she recorded a segment as a guest on SBS’s new program The Star Show on May 8. The segment is to be broadcast on the May 12 episode, but the clip is... More »