Celebrity News
Go Soo models outerwear brand Merrell
by | August 25, 2009 | 24 Comments
I became a fan of actor Go Soo from his thriller drama series Green Rose, but that was a 2005 drama and he has been out of the public eye for several years as he fulfilled his military service. Although he was released more than a year ago, he has... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Legend to be remade for movie audiences
by | August 25, 2009 | 20 Comments
Kind of. The “Yonsama”-led (Bae Yong-joon) 2007 drama Legend [태왕사신기] will be getting a newly edited version to be released in Japanese cinemas. This “New Edition” will be cut into four movie-length parts and given a theatrical run. If each movie is approximately two hours long, the total eight hours... More »

Kpop News
Yoon Sang-hyun puts out a digital single
by | August 25, 2009 | 30 Comments
Actor Yoon Sang-hyun, now in KBS’s trendy drama My Fair Lady, is releasing a digital single that goes on sale today, August 25. Yoon Sang-hyun shot to fame as “Tae-bong” in Queen of Housewives, where viewers fell for his boyish charm and also his singing skills, which he displayed in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Unreleased poster belatedly revealed for horror film
by | August 25, 2009 | 4 Comments
(Ow. A bit more frightening than a similar poster for Yoga School, isn’t it?) The horror film Faithless Hell [불신지옥, also called Faith] opened on August 12 to general praise for its premise (religion) and strong directing. Yet it’s not till now, two weeks after its premiere, that the film... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Young-ae marries quietly
by | August 24, 2009 | 50 Comments
Wow, this is a surprise. One of Korea’s premier actresses, Dae Jang Geum and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance‘s Lee Young-ae, got married in a quiet ceremony in the States on August 24, attended only by a small group of family and very close friends. The announcement was made on the... More »

Drama Casting & News
More gifts for the staff of My Fair Lady
by | August 24, 2009 | 18 Comments
You’ll often hear about actors (usually the headliners) giving out surprise gifts to drama and film crews. The gifts are often small but given as an expression of gratitude, and usually come in the form of food, clothing, cosmetics, and the like. Jung Il-woo is the latest to do so,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Daniel Henney’s Three Rivers role due to Samsoon
by | August 24, 2009 | 41 Comments
We kdrama fans know that it was 2005’s mega-hit drama My Name Is Kim Samsoon (aka My Lovely Samsoon) that catapulted American model-actor Daniel Henney to stardom in Korea, but it’s also apparently the reason for his U.S. television debut four years later. Henney has landed a leading role playing... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min: “In the end I was so exhausted it was difficult to act”
by | August 24, 2009 | 32 Comments
“With Lou Gehrig’s disease, your conscious mind remains active while your muscles deteriorate, but for me, I found that as I kept losing weight, my consciousness became equally paralyzed.” Actor Kim Myung-min recently took on the challenge of portraying a patient gradually worsening from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stills from Heading to the Ground
by | August 24, 2009 | 20 Comments
MBC’s Heading to the Ground is still in the early stages of filming, and the production has now released stills of the drama’s recent rainy-day shoot. The scene features the show’s star Jung Yun-ho (U-Know Yunho), who trades in his idol polish for a humbler image as he films this... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook enlists
by | August 23, 2009 | 69 Comments
Lee Dong-wook headed off to fulfill his two-year military service requirement on the afternoon of August 24, sent off with love and chocopies. (Is there a better way to go?) He arrived at the training center in Nonsan, Chuncheong province, to undergo the usual five weeks of basic training there... More »

Drama Casting & News
No extension for Hon after all
by | August 23, 2009 | 18 Comments
Perhaps in reaction to the dip in viewership ratings, MBC has decided that it will not extend its “premium horror” drama Hon (Soul) after all. It had considered a two-episode extension after its successful premiere and good buzz for its fresh, taut story and suspenseful atmosphere. However, soon after the... More »