Celebrity News
Kim So-yeon for InStyle
by | March 30, 2011 | 110 Comments
My god, this woman is gorgeous no matter what she wears. Really, I think she could make a potato sack work on the red carpet. Kim So-yeon (Dr. Champ, IRIS) does a photo shoot for InStyle where she purportedly “transforms into a goddess.” Yeah, I’d say she already is one,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ripley’s cast holds its prayer ceremony
by | March 30, 2011 | 143 Comments
Pre-emptive strike: Yes, this is an Lee Da-hae post. Yes, there will probably be lots of random angry wank. Yes, I’d rather we stayed sane. Let’s try and keep things civil, shall we? We can prove we’re not slaves to this curious, near-Pavlovian response to go feral whenever the name... More »

Drama Casting & News
Maids deliberates over name change
by | March 30, 2011 | 75 Comments
With its cast in place — Sung Yuri, Jung Kyeo-woon, Kim Min-joon, and Min Hyo-rin — and its May premiere set, KBS’s rom-com series Maids held its first script rehearsals this week. But one lingering issue remains unresolved: the title, with which producers are wrestling after receiving complaints. The problem?... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho’s other romantic loveline in City Hunter
by | March 29, 2011 | 59 Comments
Another actress joins the cast of City Hunter, relative rookie Hwang Sun-hee, who recently had a memorable turn as a baddie in the forensic-crime series Sign playing a pivotal character, Kang Seo-yeon. Hwang Sun-hee plays a veterinarian who has a clinic near the Blue House where our two leads (Lee... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Poetry picks up its 17th award
by | March 29, 2011 | 30 Comments
And the awards keep rolling in for Poetry, which has just collected its 17th from Switzerland’s 25th Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF), taking home the festival’s top prize, the Regard d’Or. Starring Yoon Jung-hee as an elderly woman finding happiness writing poetry for the first time, the film was praised... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo sings for 49 Days
by | March 29, 2011 | 94 Comments
Jang Geun-seok has done it. So has Kim Bum. Even best bud Lee Min-ho has taken a crack. Now it’s Jung Il-woo’s turn to sing for a drama OST: He’ll be showing off his singing skills (? — only ’cause I’m not sure yet whether he has any) for the... More »

Drama Casting & News
More additions to upcoming Hong sisters drama
by | March 29, 2011 | 60 Comments
The Hong sisters drama formerly titled Discovery of Affection has a title change, and is now called Best Love. Meh. Neither title is very good — they sound so generic, and lack the wit and humor of the Hong sisters’ style — but who knows, maybe the change was prompted... More »

Drama Recaps
ATHENA: Episode 16
by | March 28, 2011 | 22 Comments
I have nothing to preface this episode, save for this song: What Should Be Son Hyuk’s Anthem: “Let Go” by Frou Frou [download]... More »

Celebrity News
Han Hyo-joo’s first solo fanmeeting
by | March 28, 2011 | 44 Comments
On-the-rise actress Han Hyo-joo held her very first solo fanmeeting over the weekend, which took place in Seoul and was called “2 Hours 22 Minutes with Han Hyo-joo.” As is the case with most of these dealios, the fanmeeting was meant to double as birthday party, though a late one:... More »

Drama Casting & News
Rumors abound for Kim Bum’s return to dramaland
by | March 28, 2011 | 81 Comments
There was a bit of a dust-up early this morning about everybody’s favorite man-boy cutie pie Kim Bum (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry, Boys Before Flowers) possibly returning to dramaland, not just as a drama hero, but as an outright sword-wielding hero-hero. There were reports confirming that he’s... More »