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Celebrity News
Not to get your hopes up, but…
by | March 27, 2008 | 23 Comments
…Won Bin (Taegukgi, Autumn Fairy Tale), may be, possibly, hopefully, making his long-awaited comeback! Finally! (Maybe.) He’s been out of the spotlight for nearly four years (two of which were due to his military service) and hasn’t seemed in a particular hurry to return to the spotlight after his last movie, 2004’s My Brother, or... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 24 (Final)
by | March 26, 2008 | 231 Comments
Wow. Um, wow. The more I think about the ending of Hong Gil Dong, the more I like it. I’ve mentioned that the series was starting to feel repetitive in recent episodes, and I’d wondered how this episode would wrap everything up to satisfaction. Some people aren’t going to be happy, and I admit my... More »

Drama Casting & News
An actor to be grateful for
by | March 26, 2008 | 46 Comments
Obviously I love Kang Ji Hwan, but I didn’t have to add any superlatives to the following praise given by Hong Gil Dong‘s writing team, the Hong sisters. Normally I take these kinds of end-of-series interviews with a pinch of salt (because the comments are almost always going to be positive — who wants to... More »

Celebrity News
If I can’t see the big scary model, she can’t see me [Oh snap]
by | March 25, 2008 | 8 Comments
Mixed-up Investigative Agency‘s Yeh Jiwon (in white) masks herself from an angry frowny model at Fashion Week. March 24, designer Lim Seon Wook. Tags: Yeh Ji-won... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eric’s last pre-military project
by | March 25, 2008 | 17 Comments
Eric will be enlisting for his mandatory military service by September of this year, but first he’ll eke out one more project — a sageuk drama. According to his management, Eric felt a strong pull to the script — a “comedic heroic sageuk” already drawing cursory comparisons to Hong Gil Dong — and is currently... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hong Gil Dong special to air after series ends
by | March 24, 2008 | 18 Comments
As suspected, Hong Gil Dong will follow its final episode on Wednesday (26th) with a special episode to broadcast on Thursday (27th). The special will be hosted by comedian Jung Hyung Don and announcers Choi Song Hyun and Jeon Hyun Mu, wearing the costumes worn by the three series leads. They’ll talk to actors and... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Eon dishes the latest fashion advice
by | March 24, 2008 | 13 Comments
Former model (and wrestler!) Lee Eon, currently appearing in MBC’s drama Who Are You?, has been selected as host of a cable fashion show, On Style channel’s Style Hot, alongside fashion model Ji Hyun Jung. From its description, Style Hot will feature the newest clothing and beauty trends as the hosts scour various locales (ranging... More »

Celebrity News
Shampoo ad + fake hair = Irony?
by | March 23, 2008 | 33 Comments
Yoon Eun Hye‘s one of the most in-demand CF models working these days, and now she adds one more to the roster: she’s signed with cosmetic company Amore Pacific’s “premium Oriental-medicine shampoo” Ryeo [려/呂], which boasts restorative herbal effects from its special “patented formula” (geez, do I sound like a brainless ad shot in glossy... More »

Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episodes 5 & 6
by | March 23, 2008 | 27 Comments
Who Are You? continues to be more endearing than expected. It’s one of those dramas I didn’t think I’d really love — just something to watch casually for lack of something better — but I’m surprised at how much I enjoyed the latest episodes. I did try to go back and watch more of On... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
It’s a metrosexual box office weekend
by | March 22, 2008 | 18 Comments
The movie Sook-myeong (“Destiny,” or “Fate”) opened this weekend, and with two of Hallyu’s prettiest pretty-boys headlining — Kwon Sang Woo and Song Seung Heon, that is — it’s well on its way to claiming the weekend box office. The movie (also starring Ji Sung and Kim In Kwon) easily took the top slot in... More »

Kpop News
On your mark… [Oh snap]
by | March 21, 2008 | 34 Comments
  …get set…   Go! Jae Hee makes a break for it on the set of new vocalist Cha Soo Kyung‘s “Empty Heart” music video. Seoul, Kangbukgu, March 20. Tags: Jae Hee, music videos... More »