Celebrity News
Kim Haneul’s photo spread in High Cut magazine
by | July 5, 2010 | 37 Comments
The July photo spread of Kim Haneul in High Cut magazine and uses the theme “Forget Me Not” (whatever that means). The spread, which takes a “sexy and tough” concept, covers 13 pages and was shot in a factory district in Incheon. There’s not too much to say about the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Uehara Takako romances Rain in Runaway
by | July 5, 2010 | 23 Comments
To correspond with its foreign locales, KBS’s Runaway is also bringing onboard some name foreign actors, such as Japanese singer Uehara Takako, who will have a romantic loveline with Rain. She’ll play a top singer named Kieko who shares a “sad love” with his character. In the ’90s, Uehara was... More »


Drama Casting & News
I Am Legend finally has its leading man
by | July 4, 2010 | 46 Comments
Oh, cute: Lee Jun-hyuk has been added to SBS’s I Am Legend, making him the leading man to the drama’s star Kim Jung-eun. His character, named Jang Tae-hyun, is a famous session musician (a professional musician for hire who often works in recording sessions for other artists). He’s curt and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Dennis Oh in Jaebum’s Hype Nation
by | July 4, 2010 | 63 Comments
Dennis Oh (whose full name is Dennis O’Neil) had been a part of dance-themed film project Hype Nation back in earlier casting days when it had starred singer Sohn Dam-bi. However, she has since dropped out and the film has brought onboard a new cast, so I’d figured everyone would... More »


Drama Casting & News
Stills from Gumiho: Tale of the Fox Child
by | July 4, 2010 | 17 Comments
KBS’s Gumiho: Tale of the Fox Child is all set to premiere tomorrow, in the timeslot vacated by My Country Calls, which ended last week. I’ve already outlined the story several times (refer to this and this for more info) so there’s not much to add in the way of... More »


Celebrity News
Song Seung-heon picks an awkward “ideal woman”
by | July 4, 2010 | 40 Comments
Asking stars for their ideal boyfriend or girlfriend types is standard practice in the industry — entire variety shows have practically been sustained on the concept — so I don’t take those statements seriously. On the other hand, some answers MAY not be the most advisable, as Song Seung-heon explained... More »


Meta
Your addiction stories: Giveaway winner announced
by | July 3, 2010 | 172 Comments
Goong (Princess Hours) kick-started its share of obsessions When we asked for your kdrama addiction stories, we were expecting some funny, outrageous tales of wonder and woe. But even so, we were amazed at the extreme lengths you’ve all gone through in the name of your passion. We’re also tickled... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #2
by | July 3, 2010 | 82 Comments
Here it is, Dramabeans Podcast #2! Wherein javabeans and girlfriday discuss: Recapping; our favorite rainy-day dramas; our thoughts on oppa and noona; Coffee House; shipper wars; love triangles, as used in Boys Before Flowers; and also as used in Dawson’s Creek; Bad Guy; and a comparison of Road No. 1... More »


Theater/Musicals
Wish Upon a Star’s Joo Ji-won heads to the stage
by | July 2, 2010 | 5 Comments
Those of you who watched Wish Upon a Star earlier this year will know that the family — the five little kids — were the highlight with their warm rapport and adorable ways. Joo Ji-won, who played precocious middle child Cho-rok, will now be turning her acting attentions to the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
The Demolished Man opens strong
by | July 2, 2010 | 14 Comments
Kim Myung-min‘s new thriller The Demolished Man released on Thursday, and has topped the Korean box office. In those two days, the film has drawn nearly 200,000 admittances, which puts sales at a brisk pace. That made it second in overall ticket sales, and the top Korean film. (Beating it... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Nara becomes an associate university professor
by | July 2, 2010 | 48 Comments
I find this a bit odd, but: singer-actress Jang Nara (Sky and Sea, My Love Patzzi) has been appointed an associate professor in China, at its Beijing Huajia University. On June 30, she received her letter of appointment from the school’s president (pictured here). Jang Nara is probably more popular... More »