Celebrity News
Lee Jun-ki and Joo Ji-hoon in army musical
by | July 21, 2010 | 66 Comments
Lee Jun-ki and Joo Ji-hoon, who entered military service in May and February, respectively, are starring in a musical production as part of the army’s entertainment unit. The musical, entitled Life’s Voyage, honors the 60-year anniversary of the Korean War, and also stars Kim Da-hyun, Yoon Gong-joo, Son Hyun-jung, and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Min Hyo-rin makes big screen debut
by | July 21, 2010 | 19 Comments
Min Hyo-rin has signed on to her next project, a feature film called Sunny that comes from the director of the hit comedy Speed Scandal, Kang Hyung-chul. It’ll be her first movie and his second. She’ll play a former model and member of “7 Princesses,” which is a pop group... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha In-pyo added to the cast of Daemul
by | July 21, 2010 | 14 Comments
Veteran drama actor (and ’90s hottie) Cha In-pyo (Reputable Family) is jumping onboard the Daemul train, joining stars Go Hyun-jung and Kwon Sang-woo in the much-buzzed-about production. Cha will play a political rival to Go Hyun-jung’s character Seo Hye-rim. As a former human rights lawyer, he runs for office against... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won returns to television with Secret Garden
by | July 20, 2010 | 67 Comments
(Probably.) Secret Garden has cast Ha Ji-won to star opposite Jang Hyuk in the “fantasy romantic comedy” drama set to air on SBS later this year. Note that the contract is “not finalized yet” — and we know why that’s a tricky deal — but the production company announced the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Playful Kiss + Lee Tae-sung = confirmed
by | July 20, 2010 | 44 Comments
They didn’t make us wait on this one long, did they? Lee Tae-sung, recently announced as frontrunner, is onboard with Playful Kiss. He’ll be Kim Hyun-joong‘s rival for the girl (played by Jung So-min), showing unfailing devotion whereas the hero, well, doesn’t. Lee’s character Jun-gu is based on the manga’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes of Runaway
by | July 20, 2010 | 39 Comments
Runaway is shooting abroad at the moment, and these stills taken from the filming location were shot in Osaka. In them, the three main actors — Rain, Lee Na-young, Lee Jung-jin — paused for a brief rest in the hot weather. The plot puts Rain and Lee Na-young on the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang So-ra joins cast of Dr. Champ
by | July 20, 2010 | 11 Comments
Twenty-year-old Kang So-ra has been added to the SBS medical sports drama Dr. Champ, which has already cast Kim So-yeon (Prosecutor Princess) and Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) as doctors in Taereung, the training village for national athletes (see: Taereung National Village). Jung Kyeo-woon (Loving You A Thousand Times) completes that main... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Tae-sung cast in Playful Kiss?
by | July 20, 2010 | 31 Comments
Another casting rumor in the media frenzy surrounding Playful Kiss: Lee Tae-sung, of 9 End 2 Outs, Time Between Dog and Wolf, and Terroir, is being seriously considered for a supporting role in the upcoming MBC drama, although nothing has been finalized. Group 8 announced that the decision isn’t final,... More »

Celebrity News
Army enlistment day for Shin Dong-wook
by | July 19, 2010 | 49 Comments
Annnnnnnd another one is off for his two-year military service. This time it’s Shin Dong-wook (Soulmate, Wish Upon a Star), who reported for duty on the afternoon of July 20 for four weeks of basic training, after which he will serve his 20 months of active duty. His management rep... More »

Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 10
by | July 19, 2010 | 66 Comments
Sometimes I think this show was misappropriated into the revenge story genre. I know it’s a revenge story, but the drama itself isn’t actually a tightly-woven series of machinations—I know this because I keep wanting it to be, but it’s not. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it; on the... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-yeon also in Cosmopolitan magazine
by | July 19, 2010 | 65 Comments
Coffee House‘s Park Shi-yeon, like Sohn Ye-jin, is also featured in the August issue of fashion magazine Cosmopolitan. In the interview that accompanied the shoot, Park said, “These days the thing I most think about is, ‘Have I lived well?’ I’m happy when I film dramas or movies, but in... More »