Drama Casting & News
Sibling rivalries take to the small screen
by | July 6, 2009 | 8 Comments
Ratings battles are always part of the trials and tribulations of television dramas, but is the experience better or worse when one is going up against one’s own sibling? It’s not a common scenario, because while there are several sets of famous siblings in the biz, like Kim Tae-hee and... More »


Celebrity News
Kang Ji-hwan celebrates Japanese fan club anniversary
by | July 6, 2009 | 31 Comments
Actor Kang Ji-hwan (so cute!) celebrated the first anniversary of his official Japanese fan club, and recently traveled to Kobe (July 3) and Tokyo (July 5) for fanmeetings commemorating the event. The attendance was pretty high; Kobe’s fanmeeting held 2,000 fans, while the one at Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho... More »


Celebrity News
Hyun Bin and Seo Hyo-rim kiss for Outback
by | July 5, 2009 | 27 Comments
Hyun Bin may be currently appearing in a dark, intense drama (Friend, Our Legend), but he takes a decidedly light-hearted approach in his latest CF. In this new CF for restaurant franchise Outback Steakhouse, he and actress Seo Hyo-rim cozy up together but are thwarted by food (Hyun Bin moves... More »


Celebrity News
Park Ki-woong scores a timely hit
by | July 5, 2009 | 20 Comments
Another interview with a Story of a Man cast member! Like his castmate Kim Kang-woo, I’ve previously featured an interview with Park Ki-woong, but these 10 Asia features are such great reading. (I don’t get why there aren’t similarly in-depth interviews with the drama’s actual star, Park Yong-ha! I’ve seen... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lady Castle looks for a new name
by | July 5, 2009 | 34 Comments
Looks like the upcoming KBS miniseries Lady Castle [레이디캐슬] will probably be broadcasting under a different name, as explained by production company Lee Kim Productions. To that end, they invited online users to vote on the potential new title on the KBS drama homepage on July 2 and 3. The... More »


Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo gets star treatment in Japan
by | July 5, 2009 | 20 Comments
Park Shi-hoo experienced some star treatment as he arrived at Japan’s Haneda Airport on July 4 to a waiting crowd of approximately 500 Japanese fans. He had flown in for his “2009 First Story of Park Shi-hoo” event on July 5, which marks his first fanmeeting event in Japan. Park... More »


Celebrity News
Fans flock to Gu Hye-sun’s art exhibit
by | July 4, 2009 | 24 Comments
As you may know, actress Gu Hye-sun (Boys Before Flowers) has been planning an exhibition of her drawings, which just opened this week in Seoul’s Insadong La Mer Gallery. The exhibition is showing under the name “Tango” — which you may recall is also the title of her recently released... More »


Celebrity News
Honey Lee at a Neutrogena fan-signing
by | July 4, 2009 | 27 Comments
Ah, Honey Lee is so pretty. The classical musician, former Miss Korea, and now actress is currently the face of Neutrogena; as its brand model, she held a promotional fan-signing on July 4 as a tie-in event with their sunblock product. You can currently watch Honey Lee acting in the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick Season 2 coming in September
by | July 3, 2009 | 23 Comments
The young cast of “Unstoppable High Kick” Season 1 Hmm….. When it was announced that the popular family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick was thinking of another season, I was skeptical that it would actually happen, if only because a great part of its charm was its hot young cast of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Yoon-ah takes on Wedding Dress
by | July 3, 2009 | 6 Comments
It hasn’t been long since actress Song Yoon-ah (On Air) wore her own wedding dress at her May wedding to actor Sol Kyung-gu, and now she takes on another Wedding Dress [웨딩드레스], which will be her first project as a married woman. Wedding Dress is described as a weepie film... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #90
by | July 3, 2009 | 138 Comments
  Sigh! I’m exhausted. My new living space is covered in boxes and books and packing materials, and I am still internet-less. On one hand, I have lived a week now without internet access, and have found that there IS life without it. On the other hand, it’s not a... More »