Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 18
by | May 10, 2009 | 21 Comments
Ha, can I just say how odd it is to have a conversation with my mother about how adorable Jung Il-woo is? She knows him mostly from High Kick, although I told her he is so very much improved here. Case in point: there are a few key scenes in... More »


Celebrity News
Gianna Jun is a “girl less ordinary” in Elle
by | May 10, 2009 | 47 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun — or, as she will soon be known to the Western world, Gianna Jun — is featured in the May issue of Hong Kong Elle magazine as its cover story. Expect the star to be in the news more with her upcoming Hollywood blockbuster, Blood: The Last Vampire,... More »


Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye’s Japan fanmeeting
by | May 10, 2009 | 47 Comments
Nearly two years since her last project kicked off (that would be 2007’s Coffee Prince), Yoon Eun-hye held two fanmeetings in Japan on May 7 and 8 under the theme of “Yoon Eun-hye everything.” This marks the renewal of her activities as she gears up for her next drama (Lady... More »


Drama Casting & News
Get ready for a glut of fashion dramas
by | May 9, 2009 | 41 Comments
Cinderella Man There’s only one fashion-themed show on the air right now — MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday Cinderella Man — but soon, we’ll have three. KBS and SBS are also following the trend with fashion-themed dramas of their own. First will be KBS, who will follow the current romantic comedy Accidental Couple... More »


Celebrity News
Gu Hye-sun’s book-signing session
by | May 9, 2009 | 74 Comments
Gu Hye-sun signed copies of her novel, Tango, on the afternoon of May 9 at the Jamsil Kyobo Book Centre. The actress was 30 minutes late to arrive on the scene that day. Tags: books, fanmeetings, Gu Hye-sun, uljjangs... More »


Celebrity News
Eugene as Juliet in San Francisco
by | May 8, 2009 | 33 Comments
Singer-turned-actress Eugene (Three Dads One Mom) recently took a trip to San Francisco with her younger sister, and in K-entertainer style, the vacation is being broadcast for a cable special called Living Beauty: Eugene’s Makeup Diary. With makeup being a key theme, Eugene used cosmetics to style herself after some... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #82
by | May 8, 2009 | 230 Comments
  I happened to think of Cibo Matto this week, which made me think of how much I loved their video for this song, “Sugar Water,” which has got to be one of Michel Gondry’s masterworks. You don’t really understand what’s happening until halfway through, but when you do, it’s... More »


Celebrity News
Song Yoon-ah to marry Sol Kyung-gu
by | May 8, 2009 | 48 Comments
Song Yoon-ah and Sol Kyung-gu in “Lost in Love” Another A-list celebrity couple ties the knot! Song Yoon-ah (On Air) and Sol Kyung-gu (Public Enemy Returns, Voice of a Murder, Silmido) — who have starred together in two movies — have just announced that they are getting married on May... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jia’s got Style
by | May 7, 2009 | 35 Comments
Newish actress Lee Jia of Beethoven and Legend is taking on her third leading role in as many acting jobs with SBS’s upcoming drama series Style [스타일]. The drama is based on a novel of the same name, and has been called the Korean Devil Wears Prada. The bestselling book... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Yun-jin to represent Korean culture globally
by | May 7, 2009 | 17 Comments
Speaking of Korean stars in America, Kim Yun-jin, of the U.S. television series Lost, was appointed goodwill ambassador for the Korea Content Agency on May 7. The agency held its opening ceremony in Seoul at the Culture Contents Center and operates with the goal of promoting Korean entertainment (films, music,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Daniel Henney lands CBS pilot
by | May 7, 2009 | 81 Comments
Daniel Henney, coming off his action movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has a new project lined up, and it’s for a U.S. drama pilot. He’s been cast in Three Rivers, a drama in development at CBS. Three Rivers stars Julia Ormond and takes a look at organ transplants from three perspectives:... More »