Celebrity News
Go Ara’s “Amor” Star Photo collection
by | January 17, 2009 | 18 Comments
Actress Go Ara (Who Are You) has just come out with her newest Star Photo spread, titled “Amor,” which was shot in Spain. The photos were released for distribution via telecom services on the 15th. The photos below (minus the first, which is part of the Amor spread) show the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes with Kim Bum in New Caledonia
by | January 16, 2009 | 101 Comments
Well, the cast of Boys Before Flowers took its working trip to New Caledonia, an island in the South Pacific, back more than a month ago. That means these newly released photos aren’t exactly new, per se, but they are new to us. Actor Kim Bum posted them on his... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye turns clothing designer
by | January 16, 2009 | 23 Comments
Yoon Eun-hye (Coffee Prince) is designing clothing. She’s modeled fashions for clothing brand Joinus in the past, but now she’s taking an active step to design her own line, titled the self-explanatory ”Yoon Eun-hye for Joinus” — the first time that a brand model has designed for the company as... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Unstoppable High Kick ponders Season 2
by | January 16, 2009 | 33 Comments
Apparently the folks at MBC had been looking to revisit their hit family sitcom from 2006-07, Unstoppable High Kick, according to some reports. However, an MBC rep stated on the 16th that a Season 2 is looking unlikely. My question is: Was anybody expecting one? The show had pulled in... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #66
by | January 16, 2009 | 20 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY John Legend – “Everybody Knows.” I went to John Legend’s concert this week, so now I have all his songs running through my mind. He is too adorable. Although I did find myself wishing he sang about something other than girls, love, sex. Don’t get... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 11
by | January 15, 2009 | 32 Comments
I had a hard time getting through this episode (until the last third), even though I think it was one of the better ones. I think there’s an evenness to the pace, a sameness, that makes A Star’s Lover‘s subtlety feel slow at times. It’s because the plot is kind... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jini raises Ha Ji-won’s profile in Japan
by | January 15, 2009 | 23 Comments
Ha Ji-won is experiencing a second wave of popularity for Hwang Jini, this time in Japan. She won widespread praise for her role as the titular gisaeng character in KBS’s 2006 sageuk drama, which first aired in Japan on NHK’s satellite station last year. After pulling in enough ratings to... More »

Celebrity News
Asia Model Festival Awards
by | January 15, 2009 | 48 Comments
On January 15, the Asia Model Festival Awards were held at Seoul’s COEX Convention Hall. The event took “Asia is One” as its slogan, probably to explain a few of the awards handed to (pan-)Asian actors (read: non-Korean) like Joe Cheng and Hayashi Tantan. I’m not really sure about how... More »

Kpop News
Loveholic’s Jisun returns solo
by | January 15, 2009 | 20 Comments
Modern-rock band Loveholic parted ways with its singer, Jisun, back in 2007, to allow her the freedom to pursue solo work. In the intervening time, we haven’t heard much about the solo stuff, although she has done some collaborations with other artists (such as singing on Epik High‘s fifth-album track... More »

Celebrity News
You are one skinny pregnant lady, Sohn Tae-young
by | January 14, 2009 | 54 Comments
Actress Sohn Tae-young (I’m Sam, Sad Movie), newlywed bride to Kwon Sang-woo (Bad Love), is currently pregnant with the couple’s first child (they married in September). As her due date is at the end of February, this means she’s almost in her last month of pregnancy in these newly released... More »

Celebrity News
Flower boy power
by | January 14, 2009 | 101 Comments
Lee Min-ho, Lee Min-ho, Lee Min-ho. Everywhere you look right now, everyone’s talking about Lee Min-ho. And for good reason, since the formerly little-known actor has experienced a meteoric rise in visibility — and popularity — since last week, headlining KBS’s newest smash success, Boys Before Flowers. The newfound attention... More »