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 »


Celebrity News
You’re welcome.
by | August 18, 2008 | 43 Comments
Won Bin becomes the first Korean model to grace the cover of GQ (Korea). The photo shoot was held in July in New York. Tags: Won Bin... More »


Celebrity News
Swiss miss Go Ara
by | August 18, 2008 | 10 Comments
Ara (who has for whatever reason dropped her last name, Go, professionally) was appointed a “Swiss Friends” goodwill cultural ambassador (i.e., promo rep) on August 18 at the Swiss embassy in Seoul. She was greeted by Swiss ambassador Christian Hauswirth (who’s working the skeevy eye in one of the pics... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Eun-jung’s all business in the front, party in the back
by | August 18, 2008 | 10 Comments
(When I saw the dress from the front, I thought it was vibrant and lovely. And then Han Eun-jung turned around, and… not so much.) Here the actress attends the press conference for the new action-sageuk thriller movie The Divine Weapon [신기전] on August 18 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV theater.... More »


Theater/Musicals
Get the fat suit ready for Bada
by | August 17, 2008 | 10 Comments
While news is quiet of the 200 Pound Beauty sequel, plans are under way for a musical version, starring SES lead singer Bada. (The film sequel will be losing the sleeper hit’s original plastic-beauty Hana, star Kim Ah-joong, who opted not to return to the franchise in favor of other... More »