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Celebrity News
The closest thing to a real Korean “world star”
by | March 9, 2008 | 33 Comments
Super(duper) Hallyu star Jang Dong Gun‘s recent fanmeeting (scheduled to coincide with his birthday, as many fanmeets do) reportedly attracted fans from — get this — sixteen different countries. Wow. I guess that’s a promising factoid to keep in mind when considering his upcoming role in the Hollywood flick Laundry Warrior (costarring Kate Bosworth and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Korea’s oldest film unearthed
by | March 9, 2008 | 9 Comments
Korea’s oldest film has been discovered. The Korean Film Archive announced earlier this week that Crossroads of Youth [청춘의 십자로], a black-and-white silent movie made in 1934 and considered a historical asset, has spent the last eight months in restoration. It predates the work previously known as Korea’s oldest existing film, 1936’s Delusion or Mimong... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Love serenade for Kim Jung Eun
by | March 8, 2008 | 29 Comments
Cuuute. On the 8th, actress Kim Jung Eun recorded the first episode of the new music talk program she hosts, Kim Jung Eun’s Chocolate (the concept: comfort with an intimate, friendly vibe) on SBS. Making a guest appearance was boyfriend and fellow actor Lee Seo Jin, taking time off from his busy shooting schedule for... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Chun Hee, accidental scandalmonger
by | March 7, 2008 | 9 Comments
Actor Lee Chun Hee (The Great King Sejong, Conspiracy in the Court, Only You) is taking responsibility (owning up, or bogarting credit?) for being the reason behind the rumor that fellow actors Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung are dating. The gossip stemmed from an incident last year when the two were seen together at... More »


Meta
Open Thread #20
by | March 7, 2008 | 57 Comments
You may have noticed a little change around these here parts. Honestly, I’d never had the intention to change layouts every several months — this is my fourth layout since I started, and so far my favorite. Each previous theme, while sufficient for the moment, always had little bugs that I wasn’t entirely satisfied with,... More »


Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 20
by | March 6, 2008 | 71 Comments
Episode 20 was so much better (in my opinion) than Episode 19. Maybe it’s because I’d heard (er, read) whisperings of the Big Event in the last episode, and that sucked out all the surprise for me. I’m the kind of person who loses interest in something if I’m involuntarily spoiled, so that might’ve contributed.... More »


Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 19
by | March 5, 2008 | 48 Comments
Here we are at the major turning point. Can’t say this was a surprise — the past few episodes have definitely been feeling like something was on the way — so it was more a matter of HOW things would go down. Although the conflict has been set up (and repeated, and repeated) for weeks... More »


Drama Casting & News
New midweek shows “On Air,” “Who Are You?”
by | March 5, 2008 | 40 Comments
Last week saw the finales of both of Hong Gil Dong‘s competitors — New Heart crescendoed to its end with a whopping 33% rating, while Bulhandang [Con Man] limped to the finish line with a paltry 5%. (Hong Gil Dong has dropped a point or two, but is holding relatively stable in the 13%-15% range.... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: March 4, 2008
by | March 4, 2008 | 13 Comments
Boa, Jamilya Actor-cum-director Yoo Ji Tae‘s third directorial endeavor (and first theater release, more here), short film Out of My Intention, held its press conference on the 4th. Though it’s unusual for a short to get a theatrical run, Out of My Intention will open on the 20th and screen for a week at Seoul’s... More »


Celebrity News
More troubles for Ivy
by | March 3, 2008 | 37 Comments
Okay, I’ve gotta say this ticks me off on so many levels. Singer Ivy is being sued by the cosmetics company she was hired as brand model for, under the accusation that her scandal last year did the company considerable damage. Her “inappropriate personal life events” degraded the company’s public image and value, allegedly, and... More »


Kpop News
Mighty Mouth, featuring Yoon Eun Hye
by | March 3, 2008 | 71 Comments
  As previously mentioned, actress and former pop singer Yoon Eun Hye has recently collaborated with new hip-hop/pop group Mighty Mouth on a track that’s just been released on their first single album. The song has been released in time for White Day, that Sadie Hawkins equivalent of Valentine’s Day (falling a month later) created... More »