Open Thread
Open Thread #84
by | May 22, 2009 | 140 Comments
  Just a reminder: If there are conversations that veer off-course in other posts, you’re always welcome to move the discussion to the latest Open Thread, where all things off-topic and rambly can roam wild. Discussions are great things, but when they get out of hand they tend to stifle... More »

Kpop News
Miracle Blue features denim and Shin Mina
by | May 21, 2009 | 12 Comments
Actress Shin Mina (The Naked Kitchen) has come out with her “project music video” and song collaboration with rock band Loveholics (watch/listen below). The song is called “Miracle Blue” and features Shin Mina’s pretty, airy vocals (again, not the strongest singer, but they suit the feel of the music). The... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-wook returns in Partner
by | May 21, 2009 | 40 Comments
How to choose? Lee Dong-wook versus the trio of Yoon Kye-sang, Lee Jung-jae, and Lee Seon-kyun? Wednesdays and Thursdays just got a lot more interesting with KBS’s new law drama Partner squaring off against Triple. (Magazine whut-now?) Partner announced its leading lady earlier this week with Kim Hyun-joo, and now... More »

Celebrity News
Gu Hye-sun presents an art exhibition
by | May 21, 2009 | 100 Comments
Gu Hye-sun‘s novel Tango, for which she recently held a book signing, contained the actress’s illustrations. Now she’s holding an art exhibition to show off more of her artwork. As you may know, I wasn’t impressed with the book, but I thought the illustrations were decent. They were irrelevant to... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Young-ae goes for her doctorate
by | May 21, 2009 | 39 Comments
Lee Young-ae is one of those A-list stars whose next project is highly anticipated, but fans will have to wait a bit longer for her comeback, because she has announced that she is going back to school for her doctorate. Lee Young-ae graduated from Hanyang University with a degree in... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 12
by | May 20, 2009 | 48 Comments
Sorry, I know I’m running a bit behind with Story of a Man recaps. I’m hoping to catch up asap, once the workload eases up. As for this episode, we get more of the same, which in this case is a good thing: more cute, more fun, and more creepy... More »

Celebrity News
Han Hye-jin goes underwater in style
by | May 20, 2009 | 42 Comments
Pretty! (Although I think I’d like the shot better if her head were fully submerged, as in the photos below.) Check out actress Han Hye-jin in an underwater spread for fashion mag In Style, which was shot at a hotel pool in Jeju Island. The shoot kept the actress underwater... More »

Drama Casting & News
CBS Sundays featuring Daniel Henney
by | May 20, 2009 | 37 Comments
Get ready to set your Tivos! Daniel Henney‘s U.S. medical television series, Three Rivers, has been assigned a timeslot for CBS’s fall lineup: Sundays at 9pm. I just hope it doesn’t suck! FYI, Three Rivers airs against NBC’s Sunday Night Football, ABC’s Desperate Housewives, and Fox’s Family Guy and American... More »

Drama Casting & News
Partner casts Kim Hyun-joo as a lawyer
by | May 20, 2009 | 18 Comments
Since Magazine Allo is being postponed, KBS is now moving quickly to swap in its replacement, a law series called Partner [파트너]. While the initial announcement didn’t pique my interest, I admit news of its leading lady did: lovely lady Kim Hyun-joo, of Insoon is Pretty, To Marry a Millionaire... More »

Drama Casting & News
TOP and Seung-ri in telecinema project “19”
by | May 20, 2009 | 45 Comments
I kind of love how overly dramatic Big Bang’s TOP and Seung-ri are in these photos from their latest project, the Korea-Japan omnibus telecinema co-production. Their installment of the ten-segment television-and-film project is called “19” and had an open set on their Seoul shooting location on May 20. Seven installments... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Seung-ho is a king again
by | May 19, 2009 | 26 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho is only fifteen, but already he’s played a king twice: first, as Bae Yong-joon‘s younger counterpart in Legend, and now in the upcoming Queen Seon-deok. Yoo Seung-ho aside, I just think this is a beautiful photo — the contrast, the colors, the clarity. Also, this drama sure has... More »