Drama Casting & News
All In gets a sequel
by | December 3, 2008 | 28 Comments
After Sung Yuri was touted as the new Queen Seon-deok, then summarily dropped, she’s now being announced as the confirmed lead in the sequel to the uber-popular 2003 drama All In. The original SBS series starred then-dating Song Hye-gyo and Lee Byung-heon and subsequently shot Song to bona fide stardom.... More »


Celebrity News
Would you buy the Kim Haneul handbag?
by | December 3, 2008 | 30 Comments
Kim Haneul (On Air) is collaborating with Swarovski in designing her own “crystal handbag.” Last month, Kim Haneul was selected by the new product brand Crystallized Swarovski Elements as their “Crystal Lady” of Korea, and this opportunity comes in honor of that selection. The handbag will be on display from... More »


Celebrity News
Guess that wedding was shotgun after all
by | December 2, 2008 | 74 Comments
Heh. Lots of netizens speculated as to the reason for the speedy courtship and quick wedding of Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young, and a popular theory was that a pregnancy had precipitated the nuptials. Those rumors weren’t based on anything but speculation, but it turns out that this time they... More »


Drama Casting & News
Boys Before Flowers has its Evil Mom, goes overseas
by | December 2, 2008 | 55 Comments
Now that Korea’s Hana Yori Dango has cast its leads (Makino and F4), settled on its secondary cast (older sisters, best friends), and even gotten its tertiary characters in place (schoolmates, part-time employers), the one main role remaining was that of Doumyouji Tsukasa’s hard-hearted mother, the businesswoman behind the family... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 6
by | December 2, 2008 | 61 Comments
[According to this poll, more than half of you voted for continuing recaps for The World They Live In -- 9% wanted them fast, 26% wanted them well-written, and 33% didn't care as long as they continued. Two readers volunteered to continue with the series, so I'm happy to have... More »


Celebrity News
Baby son makes acting debut with Dad
by | December 2, 2008 | 10 Comments
Cha Tae-hyun‘s son has made his onscreen debut. The 2-year-old Soo-chan (1-year-old by Western calculations) appeared with Dad in his latest movie, Speed Scandal, as one of the children shooting a CF with Dad’s character, a former idol star turned radio DJ. Cha explains that since the production had been... More »


Kpop News
Lee Seon-kyun sings “Boy”
by | December 1, 2008 | 6 Comments
Although actor Lee Seon-kyun is often referred to as The Voice (by us fans, I mean), I didn’t really expect to see him take up singing — not in an official capacity, at least — but here he is, lending his vocals to a track on Yoon Sang‘s upcoming special... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cameos abound in Sweet Lies
by | December 1, 2008 | 18 Comments
Kim Sun-ah fans have a(nother) reason to watch Park Jin-hee‘s upcoming romantic comedy Sweet Lies, in which Kim (When Night Comes) turns up for a brief cameo. Her involvement had not been previously announced, but was revealed at the movie’s December 1 press preview event. Kim’s character bears her own... More »


Celebrity News
M.Street loses its lead singer to suicide
by | December 1, 2008 | 47 Comments
On December 1, the body of singer Lee Seo-hyun, lead singer of vocal pop group M.Street, was found in a recording studio. The death has been ruled as a suicide by hanging. The primary cause was deemed to be failed stock investments. One source explained that he had invested large... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seoul University opens its gates for Star’s Lover
by | December 1, 2008 | 11 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae and Cha Ye-ryun are shown here filming for A Star’s Lover at Seoul University, marking the first time a drama’s been shot at Korea’s top educational institution. A few productions have been shot at another top school, Yonsei University (Attic Cat, My Sassy Girl), but never before at... More »


Celebrity News
More strong females in Princess Ja-myung
by | November 30, 2008 | 6 Comments
I’ve mentioned two of the upcoming trio of Strong Female Leader sageuks — Empress Cheon-chu and Queen Seon-deok. Now let’s talk about the third, Princess Ja-myung. Jung Ryeo-won (My Girlfriend Has Two Faces) is headlining, and Park Hyo-joo, above, has been added as a noblewoman who was dragged from her... More »