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Celebrity News
The most hypothetically marriageable Hallyu stars
by | November 6, 2007 | 35 Comments
Or rather, perhaps the headline should more accurately read: Rhetorically speaking, say you were theoretically a woman in China, and you had to take a poll — which Hallyu star would you most hypothetically want to marry? But first, a ranty sidebar. Sweeping, generalized conclusion o’ the day: Koreans love polls. Or rather, Korean media... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Is celebrity education really education?
by | November 5, 2007 | 33 Comments
(Singer-actor Eugene) Shortly after posting this entry about Tim’s educational background, I saw the following (edited) transcription of the “Star News report” (you can watch the video clip of the segment at that link as well), which discusses celebrities and the way in which they gain admissions to universities in Korea. It’s a topic that... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 6
by | November 5, 2007 | 15 Comments
I need a name for our group of friends. Like the Scoobies in Buffy, or the Freaks and the Geeks in, uh, Freaks and Geeks. Any suggestions? I’m getting tired of calling them the friends, the group, the four, etc., and I don’t want to write out all the names all the time… SONG OF... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won… related?
by | November 4, 2007 | 18 Comments
Well, kinda. The family (in-law) relationship between popular actors Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won has recently come to light. Kang Dong Won has recently given interviews mentioning his family ties to Gong Yoo, explaining, “Gong Yoo’s grandfather and my grandfather were close friends since childhood, and vowed kinship as each other’s family.” Kang Dong... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 5
by | November 3, 2007 | 8 Comments
Sorry for the extended delay! I may be a few episodes behind on Mixed-up Investigative Agency, but I do intend to keep watching the series. It continues to be fun and fresh, with dashes of unexpected humor. The group is gelling together nicely, with Eun-jae becoming more integrated with the other three. She still isn’t... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #2
by | November 2, 2007 | 34 Comments
Since Open Thread #1 was a smashing success, here we go again! First, you may notice some changes. I really like the new design/color scheme. I would’ve made more drastic changes, but that would mess up old posts and make for lots of weird clashing. Second, I caught the new show Samantha Who? — surprisingly... More »

Celebrity News
It cuts both ways
by | November 2, 2007 | 11 Comments
On a recent episode of talk show Sang Sang Plus, actor (she was in the family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick) and singer of pop group Koyote Shinji admitted that she’d been hurt by the work of anti-fans, that dreaded and inexplicably influential subgroup of Korean society whose purpose in life I cannot even comprehend. (Really?... More »

Kpop News
Another one comes forward
by | November 1, 2007 | 12 Comments
Although the timing seems weird to me, singer Tim‘s management has released the information that Tim, whose college education at Philadelphia’s Temple University is general knowledge, didn’t actually graduate from his studies there. The information was corrected by his current management company (Rube Entertainment) after noticing the Temple mention during a changing of the management... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Seung Heon on the prowl for his next drama
by | November 1, 2007 | 23 Comments
Top Hallyu star Song Seung Heon completed his mandatory military service some time ago but hasn’t been seen in a project yet. The man’s popularity was so high that producers and broacasting companies were scrambling in anticipation of his release to nab him for his first post-army job, which was just as eagerly awaited by... More »

Celebrity News
Waffle boy returns
by | October 31, 2007 | 14 Comments
Aren’t you glad there’s news on pretty-pretty model-actor Kim Jae Wook, aka Waffle Sun Ki? This time, he’s making news for appearing in the music video for new artists Dear Cloud — for free. The band is described absurdly by Sportainment news as “British modern rock” (dude, British is a nationality, not a genre!), and... More »

Celebrity News
Downgraded, ouch
by | October 31, 2007 | 20 Comments
Looks like I spoke too soon (below, regarding Moon Geun Young). With the new “tomboy look” trend in full swing, cable channel Mnet took a look at it in closer detail on its Trend Report (aired on the 30th) and found that while some have taken on the style with aplomb, others haven’t quite managed... More »