Drama Casting & News
Raise a glass to Terroir
by | December 5, 2008 | 44 Comments
Are you watching SBS’s new Monday-Thursday drama Terroir? I admit not being that captivated after catching a bit of the first episode, but I don’t think I’ve seen enough yet to give it a fair chance. No doubt SBS is looking to re-create the success of Gourmet — first with... More »


Drama Casting & News
Won Bin cheers on Song Hye-gyo
by | December 5, 2008 | 27 Comments
Won Bin — who’s kept a low profile in recent months (years, even) — surprised everyone by showing up to the set of The World They Live In to lend some moral support for his former co-star, Song Hye-gyo, and the staff of her current drama. The series had been... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #60
by | December 5, 2008 | 24 Comments
  Pulled two super-late-nighters in a row and aged body cannot handle it. So… tired. Wish I could crawl back into bed, but no, must muddle through the day. Talk amongst yourselves… SONG OF THE DAY Electric President – “Good Morning, Hypocrite” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS... More »


Drama Casting & News
Left high and dry by Cain & Abel
by | December 4, 2008 | 18 Comments
Here are a few shots from a scene featuring So Ji-sub in his upcoming medical drama Cain & Abel. The production team had traveled to China last month and found the ideal location (which “matched perfectly” with the ambiance they were seeking) and traveled from Shanghai into the Mongolian desert.... More »


Celebrity News
Next up for army enlistment: Jo In-sung
by | December 4, 2008 | 15 Comments
More and more of the industry’s 28- and 29-year old male entertainers are being called away for military enlistment, and it looks like Jo In-sung (A Dirty Carnival) will be next up, along with along with Jo Seung-woo (Go Go 70). However, unlike many of the other recent enlisters, Jo... More »


Celebrity News
7th Korea Film Awards
by | December 4, 2008 | 36 Comments
You know how at the prom, everyone goes for uber-glitz and black-tie formal, only it’s done through the filter of a 17-year-old fashion sense — or rather, what a 17-year-old would think was formal black-tie fashion sense? So the end result is a really weird mix of over-the-top gaudiness that... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Junki donates CF earnings
by | December 4, 2008 | 27 Comments
Lee Junki (Iljimae) is donating 100 million won (about $70,000) on behalf of disadvantaged youths. The popular actor’s contribution goes to Korea Youth Protection Association’s Happy Community Children Center. A representative from the association expressed their appreciation, saying, “I was moved to see Lee Junki inquiring about and taking an... More »


Celebrity News
Park Yong-ha kicks off concert tour
by | December 3, 2008 | 5 Comments
Seems like Park Yong-ha will be juggling both his singing and acting careers for the immediate future. Following his hit drama On Air, he took on a film role in a thriller brought to us by the folks behind The Chaser (which is currently wrapping up production) while also putting... More »


Drama Casting & News
All In gets a sequel
by | December 3, 2008 | 28 Comments
After Sung Yuri was touted as the new Queen Seon-deok, then summarily dropped, she’s now being announced as the confirmed lead in the sequel to the uber-popular 2003 drama All In. The original SBS series starred then-dating Song Hye-gyo and Lee Byung-heon and subsequently shot Song to bona fide stardom.... More »


Celebrity News
Would you buy the Kim Haneul handbag?
by | December 3, 2008 | 30 Comments
Kim Haneul (On Air) is collaborating with Swarovski in designing her own “crystal handbag.” Last month, Kim Haneul was selected by the new product brand Crystallized Swarovski Elements as their “Crystal Lady” of Korea, and this opportunity comes in honor of that selection. The handbag will be on display from... More »


Celebrity News
Guess that wedding was shotgun after all
by | December 2, 2008 | 74 Comments
Heh. Lots of netizens speculated as to the reason for the speedy courtship and quick wedding of Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young, and a popular theory was that a pregnancy had precipitated the nuptials. Those rumors weren’t based on anything but speculation, but it turns out that this time they... More »