Celebrity News
Jang Yoon-ju’s Dream showcase
by | November 26, 2008 | 5 Comments
Jang Yoon-ju has been one of Korea’s top fashion and runway models for the past eleven years, appearing in all the big name magazines and doing some international work as well. She’s also releasing her first album as a singer. She’s not a complete newb; she’s expressed her love of... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Seung-woo waits for his army papers
by | November 26, 2008 | 4 Comments
Next up for military enlistment: 28-year-old Jo Seung-woo (Tazza, Go Go 70). He’ll go sometime next month, although a rep from his management company says that because he hasn’t received the official paperwork yet, Jo isn’t certain of the exact date. Jo had just finished filming his last film this... More »


Theater/Musicals
200 Pound Beauty musical opens
by | November 26, 2008 | 12 Comments
If you’re a regular reader here, you probably won’t have that much trouble placing this particular famous singer in the lead role of 200 Pound Beauty, the musical edition, which held its “press call” and open rehearsal on November 26. Song Chang-eui of Golden Bride plays the role originally played... More »


Drama Casting & News
Another hero role for Lee Junki
by | November 25, 2008 | 43 Comments
After a short break following his sageuk drama Iljimae, Lee Junki is back with his next project: an SBS weekend drama called Strange Heroes (working title). In Strange Heroes, Lee Junki is a man who’d spent his life using his genius purely for the sake of furthering his own success.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Tazza ends [open thread]
by | November 25, 2008 | 19 Comments
Okay, I’m trying something new here, so please let me know what you think. SBS’s Tazza ended its run today on episode 21, and to send it off, I’m kicking off an open thread. I can’t possibly cover all the dramas out there, but I know you all are watching... More »


Drama Casting & News
A Star’s Lover press conference
by | November 25, 2008 | 17 Comments
On SBS, A Star’s Lover will be taking over from Wednesday-Thursday’s Painter of the Wind come December, and held its production press conference on November 25. From the producer’s description of the tone they’re striving to hit (“a warm love story”), it looks like the drama will be attempting more... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sung Yuri squares off with Go Hyun-jung
by | November 24, 2008 | 63 Comments
Hm, this strikes me as weird casting. (Anyone else think so?) Go Hyun-jung has already been cast as one of the two main female leads in next year’s large-scale sageuk production of Queen Seon-deok. She’d originally been cast as Queen Seon-deok (or rather, Princess Deok-man who becomes Queen Seon-deok), but... More »


Kpop News
Chae Jung-ahn comes back with TV Love
by | November 24, 2008 | 12 Comments
Chae Jung-ahn is returning to her roots with her first album in seven years. Chae, like Jung Ryeo-won and Jeon Hye-bin, is the type of actor who’s finding a lot more success in her second wind than she’d found in her initial foray into entertainment as a “dance gasu,” or... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Speed Scandal turns Cha Tae-hyun into a young grandpa
by | November 24, 2008 | 23 Comments
There’s some new comedy coming out, and it’s called Speed Scandal or whatever, and I guess it stars Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl) and up-and-coming Park Bo-young (King and I), who’s starting to be called the New Moon Geun-young, which comes with both good and bad strings attached. But whatever!... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
And the awards keep coming for Su Ae
by | November 24, 2008 | 8 Comments
The Korea Arts Critics Council has announced its award recipients for their “Best Artists of the Year,” and Su Ae adds to her collection of award statuettes for her performance in the Vietnam War-era You’re Far Away. It’s been a fantabulous year for Su Ae, and awards season isn’t even... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Spend Christmas with Romantic Island
by | November 24, 2008 | 26 Comments
Romantic Island finally makes it to the big screen. It was first announced as I Feel Happy (or I Feel Lucky), and while name changes are common, that was almost a year ago and I was starting to wonder what was up with the movie. All the actors had gone... More »