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Open Thread #9
by | December 21, 2007 | 53 Comments
Wow, it’s the last weekend before Christmas already? I’m so not the holiday-festivities type. Do you guys “do” the holidays or is it just another day off from school/work for you? My friend asked today if my family did Christmas trees and gave me an unintentional pitying look when I said I hadn’t had one... More »

Celebrity News
Bringing new meaning to the term dollface
by | December 21, 2007 | 36 Comments
Check it out: Lee Junki has his very own doll— er, action figure. His likeness has been cast in these 60cm-tall figures, complete with all the major joints that bend and move freely. The company manufacturing the dolls has a line of celebrity-themed figures, and this is the first one featuring Lee Junki. A lot... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
200-pound flop
by | December 20, 2007 | 9 Comments
Although 200 Pound Beauty premiered to lots of success in Korea a year ago, it’s just recently flopped in its Japanese premiere (it opened on the 15th), ranking 12th for its opening weekend. Previous premieres of Korean films such as The Host and The King and the Clown also fared poorly in Japan, so 200... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: December 20
by | December 20, 2007 | 6 Comments
Check out the new poster for the Jeon Ji Hyun–Hwang Jung Min movie The Man Who Was Superman, photo above. End-of-the-year awards ceremonies are approaching, and KBS has selected Lee Da Hae as its MC, along with Tak Jae Hoon. Don’t drink and drive. Actress Hwang Bora (24, to right) learned that the hard way... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Bum strikes a manly pose
by | December 19, 2007 | 50 Comments
I like Kim Bum (not to be confused with Suju pop singer Kim Ki Bum). I think he’s adorable. I love the fact that they gave him an unabashedly homoerotic relationship storyline that was at once funny, innocuous, and not blown up into any big deal in the *family* sitcom Unstoppable High Kick. (Plus both... More »

Celebrity News
Who voted?
by | December 19, 2007 | 14 Comments
Actor Song Il Kook   Or perhaps the question should be: Who’s getting attention for voting? On the 19th (yesterday in Korea if we’re going by the time difference), Korea held its presidential elections. (Psst. Lee Myung-bak won.) As for voting — turnout was low, but that didn’t stop the celebrities from showing up to... More »

Celebrity News
Countdown to Gong Yoo’s military enlistment
by | December 18, 2007 | 48 Comments
After repeatedly pushing back the date of his mandatory service enlistment, everyone’s beloved Coffee Prince Gong Yoo finally has an official date marking the start of his service. You can start your tearful countdowns now: He joins on January 14, 2008. More specifically, at 1pm on the 14th, when he begins initial five-week training, after... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Ah Joong as a blind human vegetable
by | December 18, 2007 | 22 Comments
In more casting news, actor Kim Ah Joong has finally decided upon her first project after she skyrocketed to fame after her 2006 film 200 Pound Beauty became a sleeper hit. She’s in early planning stages to appear in director Song Hae Sung’s upcoming fantasy film Melos (meaning “song” in Greek), produced by Crayon Pictures... More »

Celebrity News
One of these is not like the others
by | December 17, 2007 | 27 Comments
Could THIS person……   …really be the same as THIS person?     No really, go ahead. Finish your double take. I’ll wait. Dum, dee, doo.   Yes, indeed! All three photos are of actor Lee Beom Soo, last seen in this year’s medical drama Surgeon Bong Dal Hee, often compared to the relationshippy Grey’s... More »

Celebrity News
It’s back to the military for Psy
by | December 17, 2007 | 23 Comments
This is a bit of a controversial topic, since the issue of Korea’s mandatory military service always ruffles feathers, including those of people who are wholly unaffected by the law just as much as those who are. Like myself; I’m not a Korean male citizen, so I feel a need to be careful with my... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Eugene and Minki back together
by | December 17, 2007 | 40 Comments
…onscreen, that is. They last acted together in the drama I Really, Really Like You, and are next cast as a couple in the upcoming film I Feel Lucky. Coffee Prince‘s gentle and comforting Han Sung, actor Lee Seon Kyun, is also cast, paired with the lively actress Lee Soo Kyung, who’s currently popular for... More »