Celebrity News
Countdown to Gong Yoo’s military enlistment
by | December 18, 2007 | 48 Comments
After repeatedly pushing back the date of his mandatory service enlistment, everyone’s beloved Coffee Prince Gong Yoo finally has an official date marking the start of his service. You can start your tearful countdowns now: He joins on January 14, 2008. More specifically, at 1pm on the 14th, when he... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Ah Joong as a blind human vegetable
by | December 18, 2007 | 22 Comments
In more casting news, actor Kim Ah Joong has finally decided upon her first project after she skyrocketed to fame after her 2006 film 200 Pound Beauty became a sleeper hit. She’s in early planning stages to appear in director Song Hae Sung’s upcoming fantasy film Melos (meaning “song” in... More »

Celebrity News
One of these is not like the others
by | December 17, 2007 | 27 Comments
Could THIS person……   …really be the same as THIS person?     No really, go ahead. Finish your double take. I’ll wait. Dum, dee, doo.   Yes, indeed! All three photos are of actor Lee Beom Soo, last seen in this year’s medical drama Surgeon Bong Dal Hee, often... More »

Celebrity News
It’s back to the military for Psy
by | December 17, 2007 | 23 Comments
This is a bit of a controversial topic, since the issue of Korea’s mandatory military service always ruffles feathers, including those of people who are wholly unaffected by the law just as much as those who are. Like myself; I’m not a Korean male citizen, so I feel a need... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Eugene and Minki back together
by | December 17, 2007 | 40 Comments
…onscreen, that is. They last acted together in the drama I Really, Really Like You, and are next cast as a couple in the upcoming film I Feel Lucky. Coffee Prince‘s gentle and comforting Han Sung, actor Lee Seon Kyun, is also cast, paired with the lively actress Lee Soo... More »

Kpop News
Here’s one way to jump to conclusions
by | December 16, 2007 | 14 Comments
  Well, now this is just all sorts of fucked up. Does a car accident prior to album promotion result in early sales success? In July, on their way for a shoot for their third album “Bad Love” [aka Screwed-up Love, Awful Love], the group Taesabiae was in a sudden... More »

Celebrity News
The rise of Lee Jia
by | December 16, 2007 | 23 Comments
These days, actor Lee Jia is all the rage. An unknown name and face suddenly appears in one of the most expensive and most anticipated dramas of the year (Legend), alongside an extremely popular superstar actor (Bae Yong Joon), comes from America and therefore has little information available to curious... More »

Drama Casting & News
Japan’s Sassy Girl
by | December 15, 2007 | 23 Comments
The U.S. is already planning to remake the hit 2001 Jeon Ji Hyun-Cha Tae Hyun movie My Sassy Girl, but so are the Japanese. And they’ve selected their lead, 27-year-old Tanaka Rena (not to be confused with young pop star and Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina). The Japanese version will... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Korea has a new Little Sister
by | December 14, 2007 | 24 Comments
Move over, Moon Geun Young. Korea has a new “Little Sister.” It’s Shim Eun Kyung, the bubbly, lovable budding actress who already has a noted resume despite her tender years (she’s a 1994-er). Not only has she played the children’s role for major characters in well-known and well-received dramas (she... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Ryeo Won’s Sketchbook
by | December 14, 2007 | 33 Comments
Actress and former pop singer Jung Ryeo Won is publishing a picture-essay collection. Similar to singer-actress Park Jiyoon’s photoessay compilation “Secret Garden”, Jung Ryeo Won’s Sketchbook contains drawings and writings that the actress herself has drawn/written. As she’s a devoted Christian, there are messages that accompany the drawings that refer... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #8
by | December 14, 2007 | 40 Comments
Thanks to everyone who took my blog reader survey! By far the most interesting factoid: this blog readership is a whopping 95% female. Whoaaa. (Either that or guys reaaaally don’t like taking surveys.) I kinda figured the readership was female-skewed but I had no idea the tilt was that extreme.... More »