Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ah-in surprises Antique viewers
by | November 27, 2008 | 8 Comments
Aw, isn’t he adorable? (Reminds me of Coffee Prince‘s Kim Dong-wook.) Yoo Ah-in (assassin Heuk San of Strongest Chil Woo) attended a screening of his latest movie, Antique, and surprised 200 excited fans with his unannounced appearance. After watching the movie, in which Yoo plays a former gifted boxer who... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Actress faces jail time for adultery
by | November 26, 2008 | 57 Comments
I hadn’t intended on posting about actress Ok So-ri‘s current adultery case, because South Korean law is one subject that I freely admit is beyond me. But the news has hit the international newswire, so here we go: The 39-year-old Ok, who enjoyed most of her popularity in the ’90s... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Yoon-ju’s Dream showcase
by | November 26, 2008 | 5 Comments
Jang Yoon-ju has been one of Korea’s top fashion and runway models for the past eleven years, appearing in all the big name magazines and doing some international work as well. She’s also releasing her first album as a singer. She’s not a complete newb; she’s expressed her love of... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Seung-woo waits for his army papers
by | November 26, 2008 | 4 Comments
Next up for military enlistment: 28-year-old Jo Seung-woo (Tazza, Go Go 70). He’ll go sometime next month, although a rep from his management company says that because he hasn’t received the official paperwork yet, Jo isn’t certain of the exact date. Jo had just finished filming his last film this... More »


Theater/Musicals
200 Pound Beauty musical opens
by | November 26, 2008 | 12 Comments
If you’re a regular reader here, you probably won’t have that much trouble placing this particular famous singer in the lead role of 200 Pound Beauty, the musical edition, which held its “press call” and open rehearsal on November 26. Song Chang-eui of Golden Bride plays the role originally played... More »


Drama Casting & News
Another hero role for Lee Junki
by | November 25, 2008 | 43 Comments
After a short break following his sageuk drama Iljimae, Lee Junki is back with his next project: an SBS weekend drama called Strange Heroes (working title). In Strange Heroes, Lee Junki is a man who’d spent his life using his genius purely for the sake of furthering his own success.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Tazza ends [open thread]
by | November 25, 2008 | 19 Comments
Okay, I’m trying something new here, so please let me know what you think. SBS’s Tazza ended its run today on episode 21, and to send it off, I’m kicking off an open thread. I can’t possibly cover all the dramas out there, but I know you all are watching... More »


Drama Casting & News
A Star’s Lover press conference
by | November 25, 2008 | 17 Comments
On SBS, A Star’s Lover will be taking over from Wednesday-Thursday’s Painter of the Wind come December, and held its production press conference on November 25. From the producer’s description of the tone they’re striving to hit (“a warm love story”), it looks like the drama will be attempting more... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sung Yuri squares off with Go Hyun-jung
by | November 24, 2008 | 63 Comments
Hm, this strikes me as weird casting. (Anyone else think so?) Go Hyun-jung has already been cast as one of the two main female leads in next year’s large-scale sageuk production of Queen Seon-deok. She’d originally been cast as Queen Seon-deok (or rather, Princess Deok-man who becomes Queen Seon-deok), but... More »


Kpop News
Chae Jung-ahn comes back with TV Love
by | November 24, 2008 | 12 Comments
Chae Jung-ahn is returning to her roots with her first album in seven years. Chae, like Jung Ryeo-won and Jeon Hye-bin, is the type of actor who’s finding a lot more success in her second wind than she’d found in her initial foray into entertainment as a “dance gasu,” or... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Speed Scandal turns Cha Tae-hyun into a young grandpa
by | November 24, 2008 | 23 Comments
There’s some new comedy coming out, and it’s called Speed Scandal or whatever, and I guess it stars Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl) and up-and-coming Park Bo-young (King and I), who’s starting to be called the New Moon Geun-young, which comes with both good and bad strings attached. But whatever!... More »