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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 »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Ji-won in “My Love By My Side”
by | September 22, 2008 | 23 Comments
Time for Kwon Sang-woo to share a bit of the spotlight: He’s been cast alongside Ha Ji-won in the new movie My Love By My Side [내 사랑 내 곁에], to be directed by Park Jin-pyo (You’re My Sunshine, Voice of a Murder). The film is described as a melodramatic romance centering around a man... More »

Celebrity News
Kwon goes for “theNUDE”
by | September 22, 2008 | 16 Comments
With their wedding set for this weekend, Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-yong are really ramping up the publicity, aren’t they? Following announcements of Sohn’s new makeup business venture, now we have news of Kwon Sang-woo readying to pose for a photo book called “theNUDE” (note: photo above is not from this shoot), to be distributed... More »

Celebrity News
An Exclusive Party with Lee Dong-wook
by | September 22, 2008 | 15 Comments
Lee Dong-wook, just coming off his recent dark drama La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life), has been invited as a special VIP guest at the upcoming Bangkok International Film Festival, which takes place from the 23rd through 30th. However, as one of eighteen VIP guests, he represents the Hallyu world not on the basis of... More »

Celebrity News
Sohn Tae-young launches beauty line
by | September 21, 2008 | 28 Comments
Sohn Tae-young, soon-to-be blushing bride to Kwon Sang-woo, is putting her best face forward as she launches a new cosmetic line, Biuret (“Beautiful Regeneration Time,” not to be confused with the rock band of the same name). The line, which will be sold through online retailer G Market, aims for a 20-something market at affordable... More »

Drama Recaps
Tazza: Episode 1
by | September 21, 2008 | 11 Comments
You know, I fully expected to dislike Tazza. I didn’t have many expectations, and I doubted that the drama version would be able to effectively capture what made the film version such a hit — I imagined it would be what you might expect if you had to cut down The Sopranos to air on... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episode 22
by | September 21, 2008 | 23 Comments
Not as much foodie talk today, as you can see. Or, I should say, there’s not as much literal cooking going on, although food is still our main source of concern, what with Oonamjeong’s fate hanging in the balance. Also, is it me, or are Kim Rae-won‘s shirts suddenly a lot tighter? Not that I’m... More »

Celebrity News
Celebrating an early birthday in Japan
by | September 21, 2008 | 14 Comments
Currently in between dramas, Yoon Eun-hye headed to Japan to celebrate her 24th birthday (25 in Korean terms) with Japanese fans on September 19. The party was a little premature — her actual birthday isn’t until October 3 — but she took the day to interact with approximately 1,400 Japanese fans in attendance at Tokyo’s... More »

To be or not to be Lee Ji-hoon
by | September 20, 2008 | 13 Comments
Singer and actor Lee Ji-hoon (You’re My Destiny, Hello Miss) is wrapping up his role of the Prince of Denmark in the musical production of Hamlet and had a few thoughts on the experience playing one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters. And while I’d like to make some thoughtful commentary on his taking the role... More »

Celebrity News
I hope that numero is uno
by | September 20, 2008 | 11 Comments
(Yeah I know, it should more accurately be numéro un, but that’s just not as funny.) Actor Kang Dong-won took some time away from his busy film schedule to show off his fashion sense in October’s Numéro Homme Korea magazine. (His last film was 2007’s much-lauded M; his latest, Jeon Woo-chi, co-stars Im Soo-jung and... More »