Kpop News
Park Yong-ha celebrates five years in Japan
by | August 3, 2009 | 33 Comments
Thanks to Story of a Man (aka The Slingshot, aka the best drama so far this year, yeah I said it), I have newfound appreciation for Park Yong-ha, who has enjoyed some popularity in Japan for a number of years (no doubt in large part due to his role in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hon drama production press conference
by | August 3, 2009 | 24 Comments
Not that this is unusual for a kdrama, but I’ll say it again: This is one good-looking cast. On August 3, the cast of MBC’s Hon gathered at the Ilsan MBC Dream Center for the drama’s production press conference. And while the drama’s two marquee names are Lee Seo-jin (Yi... More »

Kpop News
Han Ye-seul sings for Mighty Mouth
by | August 2, 2009 | 9 Comments
Hip-hop duo Mighty Mouth has scored another high-profile collaboration, this time with actress Han Ye-seul (Miss Gold Digger, Tazza). For their relatively new status in the kpop field, the group has already drawn notice for featuring name singers like Yoon Eun-hye, Sun Ye of the Wonder Girls, and Sohn Dam-bi.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sneak peek at Kim Bum’s training session for Dream
by | August 2, 2009 | 24 Comments
In the first two episodes of SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Dream, lead actor Kim Bum hasn’t yet begun training his way to mixed martial arts glory, but in these latest preview stills, we get a glimpse of some of his Rocky-esque moments as his Jang-seok character begins physical training. So... More »

Kpop News
Lee Min-ki’s new movies and new album
by | August 2, 2009 | 22 Comments
Fans of Lee Min-ki already know of the actor’s penchant for music — he’s sung on a movie soundtrack, performed live onstage, and recorded a single (listen below). Therefore, it’s not such a surprise to hear that he’s got a debut album in the works, which is called “No Kidding”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sol Pharmacy reclaims top weekend spot
by | August 2, 2009 | 27 Comments
Yoo Sun and Lee Pil-mo of Sons of Sol Pharmacy With Brilliant Legacy out of the picture, KBS’s cheery family drama Sons of Sol Pharmacy has reclaimed the top spot as the number 1 weekend drama after ten weeks of being pushed aside by the now-wrapped Brilliant Legacy. Sol Pharmacy‘s... More »

Kpop News
Boys Before Flowers cast supports SS501 in concert
by | August 1, 2009 | 58 Comments
Several months after their drama sensation Boys Before Flowers ended, (most of) the cast members — Kim Bum, Lee Min-ho, and Gu Hye-sun — reconvened to cheer on their former castmate Kim Hyun-joong at a concert for his pop group SS501. (The fourth F4 member, Kim Joon, was unable to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chuno loses its leading lady
by | August 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Not long after Han Hyo-joo announced her next project, she’s changed her mind and dropped out of Chuno [추노], the Joseon-era fusion sageuk with Jang Hyuk and Oh Ji-ho (who are staying with the production). In Chuno, Han was to have played a daughter to servants who falls into a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hon’s content rated too provocative for teens
by | July 31, 2009 | 12 Comments
Ooh. Looks like MBC’s horror drama series Hon (Soul) actually IS as creepy as it looks, because it just got slapped with a 19+ viewer rating, which means that it is not recommended for viewers under the age of 19. Given that this is a regular prime-time broadcast television series... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Itaewon Murder Case features “psychopathic” Jang Geun-seok
by | July 31, 2009 | 24 Comments
Check out the teaser poster for Jang Geun-seok‘s newest movie, the murder mystery based on a true story, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. In the movie, Jang plays one of two Korean-American teenagers who are the main suspects in a killing occurring in an Itaewon fast-food restaurant. Both young men... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won begins filming My Fair Lady
by | July 31, 2009 | 22 Comments
Since we’ve gotten our first look at the main players of KBS’s My Fair Lady [아가씨를 부탁해, or 아부해], now we get to see how Moon Chae-won is taking on her character. Moon’s role as aspiring shoe designer “Eui-joo” is described as “cute and bubbly,” and she plays a young... More »