Kpop News
Lee Da-hae couples up with Baek Sung-hyun
by | April 26, 2009 | 70 Comments
Lee Da-hae is so pretty. She’s also five years older than actor Baek Sung-hyun (20), with whom she pairs up in a new music video, and while the age difference is pretty evident, they still look pretty good together. The two actors are featured in kpop singer Kim Hyung-joong‘s rather... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Dong-gun and Yoo Jae-suk Cheer You Up
by | April 26, 2009 | 44 Comments
Film actor Jang Dong-gun (Typhoon, Friend) and much-loved and ubiquitous television MC Yoo Jae-suk (Infinity Challenge, Good Sunday, Happy Together 3, X Man) — who, by the way, are the same age — recently teamed up to shoot the “Cheer You Up” Campaign [힘내세요 캠페인] for fashion brand Giordano. And,... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC winds up for baseball drama Strike Love
by | April 26, 2009 | 18 Comments
MBC’s upcoming baseball drama Strike Love [2009외인구단, for which I previously used the literal translation Alien Baseball Team], is another drama adapted from a popular manhwa, and has fans eager for its premiere next month. The sports-themed series stars Yoon Tae-young (Legend) in the lead role of baseball player Kachi,... More »

Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon busted for drug use
by | April 25, 2009 | 402 Comments
Whoa. Five people have been busted for drug trafficking, selling, and/or use — and three of them celebrities. Most shocking is the involvement of popular actor Joo Ji-hoon, of movies Antique Bakery and The Naked Kitchen. A representative from the Seoul police’s drug investigation department told reporters on April 26,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Seok-hoon rejoins filming
by | April 25, 2009 | 7 Comments
Actor Kim Seok-hoon of the currently airing drama Iron Empress (Empress Cheon-chu), who was in a pretty serious car accident two weeks ago, is back to work. The weekend historical series had found itself in a tight spot with their lead actor out of commission, and Kim had felt guilty... More »

Celebrity News
Like father, like (adorable) son
by | April 25, 2009 | 33 Comments
Oh gawwwwd, this is too cute. The babycheeks! The fauxhawk! The matching daddy-son hoodies! The boy grabbing a small inanimate object that dwarfs him in comparison! (Btw, does this mean that son Ha-rang going to follow in kpopper Papa’s footsteps?) On the morning of April 25, Sean (of Jinusean and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Release date nears for Blood: The Last Vampire
by | April 24, 2009 | 36 Comments
(What’s with all the vampires lately, huh?) Although the Hollywood debut for Jeon Ji-hyun (or Gianna Jun) was announced over a year and a half ago, there hasn’t been a whole lot of news about it. Now that Blood: The Last Vampire‘s worldwide release is coming up, though, the press... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Thirst’s preview attracts A-list VIPs
by | April 24, 2009 | 51 Comments
Whoaaa. Check out this new still from the vampire film Thirst [박쥐], which recently confirmed that it will be screening at Cannes International Film Festival later this year. The much-buzzed-about film held its press conference and VIP preview screening on the afternoon of April 24 in Seoul. Given the movie’s... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #80
by | April 24, 2009 | 182 Comments
  You know the drill. Talk! SONG OF THE DAY Aqualung -“Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell On You).” Not a new song, but I’m in the mood for something nostalgic. [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #79 Open Thread #78 Open Thread #77 Open Thread #76 No... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 6
by | April 23, 2009 | 53 Comments
SUCH A FUN EPISODE! Fun, funny, and intriguing. This is shaping up to a great drama. I was all set to crown The Return of Iljimae as the best drama of the year (it’s certainly up there), and then Story of a Man comes along… If the episodes get any... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho goes preppy for Bean Pole
by | April 23, 2009 | 56 Comments
“Korea’s Little Brother” Yoo Seung-ho, also often called “Little So Ji-sub,” has a new photo shoot out for clothing brand Bean Pole, for which Yoo is the official brand model. They were shot in April in England, in front of Oxford University, and will be used for the Spring/Summer ad... More »