Drama Casting & News
East of Eden completes its love geometry
by | June 5, 2008 | 27 Comments
MBC’s upcoming East of Eden looks to become the next big-budget, high-profile drama of the year, with recent cast additions of two lovely ladies to act as romantic interests for lead heartthrob Song Seung Heon: first, crying queen Lee Da Hae, and now Lee Yeon Hee. The story concerns the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Promoting his drama with a come-hither stare
by | June 4, 2008 | 26 Comments
Is it just me, or does the cast of Strongest Chil Woo look like they just stepped out of the pages of a Sears catalog (come see the softer side!)? With a hangover? Such pretty ladies, such unflattering styling. Anyway, when I first heard about this upcoming fusion historical series,... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Hana displays her musical roots
by | June 4, 2008 | 22 Comments
Remember figure skater Kim Yuna‘s live singing performance? We have another non-singer (non-pro, that is) exhibiting some of her skills: This time, it’s Lee Hana showing off her pipes on a recent (June 3) episode of the KBS variety show Sang Sang Plus. (Her musical talents are well-known, as she’s... More »

Celebrity News
Happy colors = happy smiles
by | June 3, 2008 | 8 Comments
Shin Mina looks positively radiant as she promotes her upcoming romantic action comedy film Mulim Girl [무림여대생], also starring Ohn Joo Wan and Yoo Gun. Everyone looks happy and upbeat, if a little vampiric (is that some harsh lighting or what?). Not vampiric in a negative sense, just the sense... More »

Kpop News
Jun Jin’s video too hot for network TV
by | June 3, 2008 | 31 Comments
Shinhwa’s Jun Jin is one of the last members to make his solo debut (to date, Eric is the only one left without a solo album to his name, which I don’t believe he’s planning on in any case), and his debut single off his first album is causing a... More »

Celebrity News
Next up on the car accident roster: Lee Ji Hoon
by | June 2, 2008 | 11 Comments
I feel like I’m turning into the Star Accident Watch. Who wants to start a pool for the next celebrity fender-bender? The most recent incident involves Lee Ji Hoon, the busy actor and singer whose schedule is so jam-packed that he had no time to get a physical checkup after... More »

Drama Casting & News
So I guess it wasn’t really the LAST scandal of his life
by | June 2, 2008 | 18 Comments
Some good news, and some potentially worrying. MBC’s hit “ajumma Cinderella” drama The Last Scandal of My Life has been officially confirmed for a second season, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays (moving from family-friendly weekends to prime trendy-drama territory) in October. Not one to mess with a good thing,... More »

Celebrity News
Lovely lady, marketing miss
by | June 2, 2008 | 29 Comments
…as in misstep, I mean. When you pair the words “skin” and “food” in a product’s name, there are two ways to read the juxtaposition: “food for skin” and “skin for food.” Unfortunately, one of those evokes an image I really, really don’t want in a beauty product I’m using.... More »

Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 14
by | June 1, 2008 | 18 Comments
Like I said, Episode 13 marked the darkest point in the series, which in the big picture isn’t even terribly dark, but it did sink Last Scandal into a pensive mood for an episode. But the producers certainly know where their success lies, and are quick to inject some humor... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
From uljjang to actress to writer-director
by | June 1, 2008 | 20 Comments
Gu Hye Sun joins actors like Yoo Ji Tae in expanding her resume to film directing. Her debut project is the short film Gaze [시선], which starts filming on June 2 in Gangwon-do, and boasts a pretty large scale for this kind of work: approximately 50 crew members and name... More »

Celebrity News
Extending the Choi family line
by | May 31, 2008 | 44 Comments
Veteran actress Choi Jin Shil (40) (most recently of the romantic comedy/family drama The Last Scandal of My Life) — whom I love and have thought was adorable since I first saw her act in Jealousy in 1992 — has been granted the right to legally change her two children’s... More »