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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
While you were sleeping, Yeh Ji-won was drinking
by | August 17, 2008 | 11 Comments
Yeh Ji-won (Mixed-up Investigative Agency) poses for an elegant “avant-garde” photo shoot to contrast with her eccentric, quirky image for her new movie, “당신이 잠든 사이에,” which translates literally to While You Were Sleeping but appears to have adopted a different English-language title, One Shot. Judging from the preview and... More »


Celebrity News
Hyun Young cheers, Korea wins
by | August 17, 2008 | 4 Comments
Hyun Young cheers on Korea’s women’s basketball team in a game versus the Latvian team. (Korea won, 72 to 68, and will advance to the quarterfinals.) She watches the game with actress Ahn Sun-young and television MC Han Sung-joo, August 17, Beijing. Tags: Hyun Young... More »


Drama Recaps
Hometown of Legends: Episode 3
by | August 16, 2008 | 17 Comments
Pictures credited to Luv, who is awesome. I have discovered that less sleep = easily scared Sevenses. Not sure how that works – but my point is, sleep well before you watch this series. Not that this episode was scary either, but I really really hate the dark. SONG OF... More »


Kpop News
Can you feel the love?
by | August 16, 2008 | 7 Comments
Kim Dong-wan wishes fellow Shinhwa member Jun Jin a happy 29th birthday at Jun Jin’s fanmeeting, themed “All For You.” The event took place on August 16 at Konkuk University in Seoul. Infinity Challenge‘s Jung Hyung-don served as MC, while VIP attendees included Kim Su-ro (who shakes up some champagne... More »


Celebrity News
Sweet (or sour?) September
by | August 15, 2008 | 24 Comments
I’ve been hearing about this vague Kim Haneul–Daniel Henney joint venture called “Sweet September” for months now, and wondered why the heck so much media attention was lavished on one unremarkable photo. Granted, when you bring together two beautiful people, people will take notice for even the slightest of reasons,... More »