Drama Casting & News
Presenting the cast of East of Eden
by | August 21, 2008 | 29 Comments
If that ain’t the picture of “triumphant return,” I don’t know what is. The sizable cast of upcoming epic drama East of Eden held its production press conference on August 21, and trotted out all most of its big names (and it has many, although some were either not in... More »

Celebrity News
Stars mourn Lee Eon
by | August 20, 2008 | 56 Comments
As previously reported, actor Lee Eon‘s sudden death early on the morning of August 21 has proved a shock to the entertainment community. Celebrities came garbed in funeral blacks to pay their respects to their deceased colleague/co-star/friend at the mortuary area in the hospital where the deceased’s body is being... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Eon dies in accident
by | August 20, 2008 | 202 Comments
Oh, man. Model-turned-actor Lee Eon (also spelled Lee Un, most famously of Coffee Prince) has died in a motorcycle accident. The 27-year-old, born Park Sang-min, was on his way home following the wrap party for KBS’s Strongest Chil Woo early on the morning of August 21. He was riding a... More »

Drama Casting & News

Kpop News
A duet with Honey Lee
by | August 20, 2008 | 21 Comments
Another reason to hate on 2006′s Miss Korea (and new actress) Honey Lee? After all, she’s gorgeous (and a Miss Universe finalist), a talented musican (majoring in classical instruments like the gayageum), smart (went to Seoul National University), and is expanding her career to include not only acting but now... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 20 (Final)
by | August 20, 2008 | 24 Comments
Ah, another final episode, another drama wrapped. Let’s be honest: Strongest Chil Woo isn’t a great show. It’s probably not even a good one. But it has been often entertaining and despite its recent darker turns, I was holding out hope that the finale would see a return to lighter,... More »

Drama Recaps
Hometown of Legends: Episode 4
by | August 19, 2008 | 8 Comments
Ooooookay. In between bouts of watching intense gymnastics and work, I have successfully recreated the panda look. By the way, the subs had an additional warning that wasn’t present for the other episodes, so I would guess this one is extra gory. People under 15 need not read ahead. (Note... More »

Drama Casting & News
The maestro takes command
by | August 19, 2008 | 10 Comments
Some more stills are released of Kim Myung-min taking up the conductor’s wand in upcoming MBC drama Beethoven Virus. Scenes were shot over two days on August 12 and 13 at the Seongnam Arts Center Opera House as Kim Myung-min commanded a “project orchestra” comprising unruly amateur musicians (in the... More »

Celebrity News
Boyish again for Marie Claire
by | August 19, 2008 | 41 Comments
Whoa, for a second I thought this was another cross-dressing pretty boy. After all, September’s Marie Claire features Yoon Eun-hye looking an awful lot like Lee Junki, no? Give the girl credit where it’s due: she sure embraces style experimentation and change in a fashion-forward and often fearless way. She... More »

Drama Casting & News
Triple-teaming the Triple team
by | August 19, 2008 | 7 Comments
(Yeah, the headline’s a bit of a stretch. But I couldn’t resist.) Wha–? Lee Seon-kyun is going to be in MBC’s figure-skating trendy drama Triple? I mean, I guess it kind of makes sense. He’d starred in director Lee Yoon-jung‘s earlier series Taereung National Village (part of MBC’s Best Theater... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 19
by | August 19, 2008 | 9 Comments
If I had to rate the recent episodes, I’d say the previous several haven’t been very good — and that’s by Chil Woo standards, so we’re talking pretty low stuff. Not awful, just boring. But today’s picked up considerably, and even managed a shocker — which I guess is to... More »