Celebrity News
Lee Young-ae poses for Elle
by | November 19, 2009 | 23 Comments
Top actress Lee Young-ae poses for her first spread since getting secretly married over the summer, and will be featured in the December issue of Elle magazine as part of the “Share Happiness” campaign. The Share Happiness campaign will donate the 250 million won it raised for charity. Of the... More »

Celebrity News
Swine flu strikes Kim Nam-gil
by | November 19, 2009 | 27 Comments
Swine flu strikes the entertainment industry again: this time it’s Kim Nam-gil, aka “Bi-dam” of MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, which can only make the production team of that drama nervous as it heads into its final stretch of episodes (the drama will wrap by year’s end). Kim’s management company confirmed on... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 13
by | November 18, 2009 | 278 Comments
What an utterly delightful episode! I wasn’t exactly disappointed with last week’s, but I do think they took a small step back from the giddiness and/or angst of previous episodes. Well, it’s all back today, and in full force. Also: When did Jung Yong-hwa learn to act?? He wasn’t ever... More »

Drama Casting & News
Smile extended to 46 episodes
by | November 18, 2009 | 65 Comments
With its ratings approaching 20%, Smile‘s run has been extended by 16 episodes from its original 30. It will air 46 episodes and wrap at the end of February. An article announcing the extension attributes the steadily increasing ratings and popularity of Smile to its ability to provide comic relief... More »

Drama Casting & News
Angel’s Temptation picks up in its timeslot
by | November 18, 2009 | 15 Comments
After a lukewarm beginning, SBS is seeing an upswing for its makjang melodrama Angel’s Temptation, which has risen from an initial 10% to nearly double that with this week’s episodes. As a result, it has been given an extension — albeit for only one more episode. It will now end... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stills for Will It Snow On Christmas
by | November 18, 2009 | 35 Comments
First stills are out for the upcoming SBS series Will It Snow On Christmas, which feature star Han Ye-seul dressed up to attend her character’s engagement party. In the drama, she is the first love to Go Soo‘s character, but the two separate in their youths and she becomes engaged... More »

Drama Casting & News
Overseas fans surprise Lee Junki with good-luck cranes
by | November 17, 2009 | 52 Comments
This is sweet (and yay for overseas fans, yet again): in anticipation of Hero‘s broadcast premiere tomorrow, overseas fans have shown their support for lead actor Lee Junki in the form of 30,000 origami cranes. The fan gifts arrived on November 17 at Hero‘s Seoul filming location in a truckload... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Jin-hee and Han Hyo-joo pair up in Dong Yi
by | November 17, 2009 | 44 Comments
Ji Jin-hee, most recently of KBS’s j-drama adaptation The Man Who Can’t Get Married, has been cast to be Han Hyo-joo‘s leading man in the upcoming MBC sageuk drama Dong Yi [동이]. This’ll be the second time Ji teams up with PD Lee Byung-hoon, with whom he first worked in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Movie “Actresses” blurs line between fact and fiction
by | November 17, 2009 | 52 Comments
Talk about an all-star line-up: the new film Actresses [여배우들] features a whole slew of high-profile names, such as Queen Seon-deok‘s Go Hyun-jung and Hallyu princess Choi Ji-woo, pictured above, in addition to Lee Mi-sook (East of Eden), Kim Min-hee (I Like It Hot), Kim Ok-bin (Thirst), and Yoon Yeo-jung... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho considers new drama role
by | November 17, 2009 | 68 Comments
Finally, we have news of Lee Min-ho‘s potential next project! He’s not confirmed for casting, but a rep from his management company said in an interview on the 17th that he is looking favorably at Bad Guy [나쁜 남자], a working title for the new drama from Lee Hyung-min, the... More »

Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon closes homepage and fan club
by | November 16, 2009 | 66 Comments
In preparation for his impending army enlistment, actor Joo Ji-hoon has announced that he is shutting down his homepage and refunding members of his official fan club for the remainder of time covered under their club dues. The Devil and Antique Bakery actor has been living in seclusion at home... More »