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Chungmuro/Film News
Can Han Ye Seul break the jinx?
by | December 12, 2007 | 27 Comments
Actress Han Ye Seul is coming out with her first film, Miss Gold Digger (literally Careful Miss Shin), and she’s pretty proud of herself: “This may sound arrogant, but as my first film, I’m extremely satisfied.” But the big question that everyone (else) is wondering is whether she’s going to be any good. It’s interesting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hello, frumpy lady
by | December 12, 2007 | 24 Comments
Some early Bulhandang/Robbers pics of Lee Da Hae‘s character “Dallae” in bygone days in her wedding dress. The character loses her husband (judging from the dress, either sometime in the ’70s or in a frump-disco-era time-warp zone), and now lives with her daughter and mother-in-law after her husband dies. I wonder if the title should... More »

Drama Casting & News
Animating Winter Sonata
by | December 11, 2007 | 38 Comments
Huh. Really. I would’ve thought the thrall of Hallyu’s arguably biggest hit, 2002’s drama Winter Sonata, had long since faded. I know Bae Yong Joon’s still hot shit in Japan, but he really hasn’t had a hit of the same magnitude since, Legend notwithstanding. But that isn’t stopping producers from Korea and Japan from joining... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bulhandang premiere delayed
by | December 11, 2007 | 29 Comments
You’ll have to wait an extra week to catch the upcoming SBS drama Bulhandang (or also called Robbers; it’s still listed as the drama’s working title, so the title may change again) starring Jang Hyuk and Lee Da Hae. It’s been pushed back due to the postponement of the finale for the drama in its... More »

Kpop News
Tablo’s Eternal Morning controversy
by | December 11, 2007 | 33 Comments
Eternal Morning, the project group between Epik High’s Tablo and producer Pe2ny, just released its first album and its first single, “White” — which has just gotten slapped with a 19+ (adults only) rating from the three broadcast networks. (Which effectively curtails the video’s airing on mainstream television.) The restricted rating comes because of the... More »

Kpop News
SES’s Bada-less “Happy Brand”
by | December 10, 2007 | 11 Comments
Speaking of SES, the ladies of the pop group are in the news again. Or at least two of them are. Eugene and Shoo (wither Bada?) have just opened their new website selling their brand at the “SES Mall” (, and have named their new fashion line SHB — which stands for “SES Happy Brand.”... More »
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Chungmuro/Film News
The grass is always greener…
by | December 10, 2007 | 17 Comments
Star or Serious Actor? Go So Young and Song Kang Ho   Just as a sidebar, this article is horribly written but interesting in content if not execution. I tried to preserve the wording (which often smacks of juvenile rhetoric) but I did gloss over some redundant word repetition, and such as, for readability’s sake.... More »

Take my Blog Reader Survey!
by | December 9, 2007 | 11 Comments
You know you wanna. I know you love polls and surveys — a whole bunch of you voted for 2007’s top drama. (Minus one vote for me.) Anyway, I’ve been experimenting with advertising on this blog, some more successful than others, and apparently this survey will be eminently useful to would-be sponsors. So help a... More »

Kpop News
Ten-year reunion for pop stars SES
by | December 9, 2007 | 11 Comments
SES, that bastion of ’90s pop girl bands, got back together for their tenth reunion at a special fanmeeting on the 9th, their first official event as a group since their unofficial breakup five years ago. Prior to the fanmeeting itself, the group (Bada, Eugene, and Shoo) spoke with reporters, answering such questions like, “This... More »
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Celebrity News
What’s on Jung Il Woo’s mind?
by | December 8, 2007 | 11 Comments
  Currently circulating on the intertubular info-highway are the following diagrams depicting the brain “structure” of young rising heartthrob Jung Il Woo. The one on the left is a drawing for his character (Lee Yunho) on the show that shot him to stardom, the sitcom Unstoppable High Kick, and was initially released months ago as... More »

The premiere of “Awkward People”
by | December 7, 2007 | 20 Comments
Actress Han Chae Young debuted onstage in her first theater performance today (Dec. 7; the play runs through next March) in acclaimed director Jang Jin’s “Awkward People,” (read more about the play here). The play is reported to show a delightful, warm sense of humor and quirky dialogue between the two characters — a bungling... More »