Drama Casting & News
Return of Iljimae: Episode 3
by | February 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Return of Iljimae continues to be both lovely on the eyes and the ears — it’s almost like watching a carefully balanced film more than a drama series. I’m actually getting used to the narration, which continues to (as a downside) be told in that oddly pretentious voice but (upside)... More »


Celebrity News
Park Shin-hye models for Etude House
by | February 1, 2009 | 36 Comments
Park Shin-hye has all done growed up on us. The 19-year-old actress has been appearing in dramas with round-cheeked cuteness since she was thirteen (Stairway to Heaven), and most recently played women on the cusp of adulthood in 2007′s Goong S and Radish Kimchi. In the newest campaign for cosmetics... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Executioners cast, Yoon Kye-sang to begin filming
by | February 1, 2009 | 15 Comments
Who’s ready for more Yoon Kye-sang (Who Are You)? His next film, Executioners, was announced late last year, but now casting has completed and filming is set to begin this month. The 31-year-old actor has been cast with 28-year-old Cha Soo-yeon (The World They Live In) and plays a newbie... More »


Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo injured on the job
by | February 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Park Shi-hoo, currently acting in the SBS weekend drama Family Honor, was injured on the job on February 1 (perhaps “assaulted” might be the more accurate term?). The crew had been prepping for an outdoor shoot outside a university hospital in Seoul at around 1 am. Park had been standing... More »


Drama Casting & News
The secret behind the melo queen’s tears
by | January 31, 2009 | 42 Comments
If you’re watching A Star’s Lover, you’ll notice that “melodrama queen” Choi Ji-woo cries A LOT in it. At least once an episode, and sometimes more. So much, in fact, that viewers have picked up on a peculiar trait of the actress’s crying scenes: The tears always start with the... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook celebrates fan club anniversary in hanbok
by | January 31, 2009 | 29 Comments
  Lee Dong-wook (La Dolce Vita) held his latest fanmeeting on January 30 in Tokyo to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his official Japanese fan club. He arrived wearing the traditional Korean hanbok to ring in the new (lunar) year. After garnering fans for his roles in dramas like School... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Da-hae on vacation
by | January 30, 2009 | 77 Comments
Following her unhappy departure from East of Eden, actress Lee Da-hae faced some criticism, left her management company to sign with Rain‘s J Tune Entertainment, and now has released photos of herself on vacation. The photos were uploaded to her cyworld mini-homepage on the 28th and 29th, and show Lee... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Story Sadder Than Sadness MV illegally leaked
by | January 30, 2009 | 46 Comments
Do you think Lee Bo-young is upset that her face is upside-down in BOTH photos? With promotion heating up for the upcoming melodramatic film Story Sadder Than Sadness featuring Kwon Sang-woo, the latest dustup centers around the illegal leaking of a music video featuring a song from the soundtrack sung... More »


Celebrity News
Daniel Henney surprises Jung Ryeo-won with flowers
by | January 30, 2009 | 30 Comments
Daniel Henney made a surprise visit to friend Jung Ryeo-won to give her some flowers and well-wishes before she shot an ad for her new gig — she’s the new brand model for Biotherm cosmetics (Henney, meanwhile, has been brand model for Biotherm Homme for the past four years). Pictures... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #68
by | January 30, 2009 | 65 Comments
  Hey folks, apparently I am nominated for a “Golden Klog” award (that’s for Korean blog) over at Korea Sparkle in the “Best Blog About Korean Pop Culture” category. (I had no idea there were so many Korea-related blogs out there; it’s kind of funny that the only ones I’ve... More »


Drama Casting & News
Triple to follow Cinderella Man
by | January 30, 2009 | 28 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang, Min Hyo-rin, Lee Seon-kyun Figure-skating drama Triple has been pushed back a couple times, but now it’s finally officially on the schedule: It premieres June 10. Triple will show sixteen episodes and follow Kwon Sang-woo‘s Cinderella Man on Wednesdays and Thursdays on MBC. It stars Yoon Kye-sang (Who... More »