Kpop News
Younha’s new album and “lovely girl” image
by | April 6, 2009 | 32 Comments
It’s not really a new image — recall that kpop singer Younha had also unveiled a more feminine look for her second album last summer. And Younha (aka the “Oricon comet” given her success on Japan’s pop charts before debuting in Korea) has always been very pretty. But she’s gone... More »


Celebrity News
The romance is over for Hyun Young and Kim Jong-min
by | April 6, 2009 | 16 Comments
Aw, too bad. One couple gets together, another breaks up. Actress, MC, and occasional singer Hyun Young of the bubbly voice has split from her boyfriend of two years, Koyote singer and goofball Kim Jong-min. I suppose it’s not too surprising, since there have been sporadic rumors popping up over... More »


Celebrity News
Dating rumors are true, confirms Ha Jung-woo
by | April 6, 2009 | 5 Comments
Congrats to another star couple who have gone public. Actor Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser, My Dear Enemy) has openly admitted that rumors of his romance with a model are true. He confirms that he been seeing fashion model Gu Eun-ae for the past eight months. Gu Eun-ae is 23 (Ha... More »


Celebrity News
Jo In-sung enlists
by | April 5, 2009 | 28 Comments
By now, we all know the drill. Another 28-year-old actor (or, in this case, he’s a few months shy of 28) — who’s been hyping up his army departure for months, with a “last movie” (Frozen Flower), a “last fanmeeting” (in Japan), and a “last photo shoot” (for a clothing... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Currently airing dramas: A roundup
by | April 5, 2009 | 106 Comments
So, what’s airing these days? After a popular phenomenon of a drama ends, people tend to wonder, What next? Even if you haven’t been watching Boys Before Flowers, maybe you’re wondering what else is out there. So here’s a rundown of all the dramas currently airing, and a list of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo and Kim team up to solve a real-time murder mystery
by | April 5, 2009 | 14 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Kim So-eun Wow, Yoo Seung-ho sure is keeping busy lately. First he has the war movie with Kim Bum and Seung-ri, 71, as well as the currently filming Busan, as well as a role playing the younger counterpart to the king character in upcoming historical drama Queen Seon-deok.... More »


Celebrity News
One last photo shoot for Jo In-sung
by | April 4, 2009 | 25 Comments
Jo In-sung (Frozen Flower) is finally headed off to fulfill his mandatory military duty — his official enlistment comes in just one more day, on Monday, April 6. Before he steps out of the media spotlight, Jo has released his latest photo spread, which marks the close of his five-year... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok’s first script reading
by | April 4, 2009 | 19 Comments
Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung Now for another upcoming drama: with a month till its premiere, MBC’s daeha sageuk series Queen Seon-deok got things going earlier this week by calling in its cast for the first script reading. The drama has been highly anticipated not just for its cast, but also... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Invitation marks Yoo Ji-tae’s fourth directorial short
by | April 3, 2009 | 9 Comments
As we know, actor Yoo Ji-tae (of the recent SBS melodrama A Star’s Lover) is also quite serious about directing — he’s produced three separate shorts, which have all made their way round the short-film festival circuit. Now his fourth, Invitation [초대], has been invited to the Short Shorts Film... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #77
by | April 3, 2009 | 156 Comments
  Hmm, I’ve been noticing a sharp upswing in the number of “First!” and other numerically declarative posts. They don’t bother me a whole lot, and actually make me laugh when, say, someone will announce “First?” and end up being twentieth (but that only ever happened in the BBF posts).... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cheerful Caretaker screens in Busan
by | April 2, 2009 | 23 Comments
We know that aside from acting, Boys Before Flowers star Gu Hye-sun can sing, likes to draw, has published a novel, and has directed her own short film. That film, titled The Cheerful Caretaker [유쾌한 도우미], will be getting a film festival screening. The short film has now been accepted... More »