Celebrity News
Sohn Tae-young launches beauty line
by | September 21, 2008 | 28 Comments
Sohn Tae-young, soon-to-be blushing bride to Kwon Sang-woo, is putting her best face forward as she launches a new cosmetic line, Biuret (“Beautiful Regeneration Time,” not to be confused with the rock band of the same name). The line, which will be sold through online retailer G Market, aims for... More »


Drama Recaps
Tazza: Episode 1
by | September 21, 2008 | 11 Comments
You know, I fully expected to dislike Tazza. I didn’t have many expectations, and I doubted that the drama version would be able to effectively capture what made the film version such a hit — I imagined it would be what you might expect if you had to cut down... More »


Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episode 22
by | September 21, 2008 | 23 Comments
Not as much foodie talk today, as you can see. Or, I should say, there’s not as much literal cooking going on, although food is still our main source of concern, what with Oonamjeong’s fate hanging in the balance. Also, is it me, or are Kim Rae-won‘s shirts suddenly a... More »


Celebrity News
Celebrating an early birthday in Japan
by | September 21, 2008 | 14 Comments
Currently in between dramas, Yoon Eun-hye headed to Japan to celebrate her 24th birthday (25 in Korean terms) with Japanese fans on September 19. The party was a little premature — her actual birthday isn’t until October 3 — but she took the day to interact with approximately 1,400 Japanese... More »


Theater/Musicals
To be or not to be Lee Ji-hoon
by | September 20, 2008 | 13 Comments
Singer and actor Lee Ji-hoon (You’re My Destiny, Hello Miss) is wrapping up his role of the Prince of Denmark in the musical production of Hamlet and had a few thoughts on the experience playing one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters. And while I’d like to make some thoughtful commentary... More »


Celebrity News
I hope that numero is uno
by | September 20, 2008 | 11 Comments
(Yeah I know, it should more accurately be numéro un, but that’s just not as funny.) Actor Kang Dong-won took some time away from his busy film schedule to show off his fashion sense in October’s Numéro Homme Korea magazine. (His last film was 2007′s much-lauded M; his latest, Jeon... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 4
by | September 20, 2008 | 23 Comments
GRR. Did you know that some companies in China are adding fertilizer to their baby formula? I mean, I am not a nutritionist, but I’m pretty fucking sure that infants (or normal adults) are not meant to withstand pure nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium salts. It’s one thing when big companies knowingly coerce third... More »


Celebrity News
Han Ga-in’s Bubble Song
by | September 19, 2008 | 19 Comments
First, Samsung promoted its Hauzen refrigerator by bringing in Yoon Eun-hye and Lee Dong-gun to sing their version of the “Salad Song,” taken from indie-pop-electronica band Humming Urban Stereo‘s original “Salad Days” song. Now, they’ve got Han Ga-in shilling the Hauzen Bubble washing machine with what is becoming known as... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Go Go 70 prepares to premiere
by | September 19, 2008 | 9 Comments
(Does anyone else hear the words “Go go” and find yourself immediately tempted to singsong out, “…Power Rangers!”?) The three leads of the disco-era movie Go Go 70 (Jo Seung-woo, Shin Mina, and Cha Seung-woo) came out to promote their new film on September 19. In the film, Jo Seung-woo... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #48
by | September 19, 2008 | 17 Comments
  Oh man, I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday. Totally threw myself off. On one hand, yay Friday! On the other, crap, I (fake-)lost an entire day (kinda, mentally)! I hate when I fake-lose things.   SONG OF THE DAY Jolie Holland – “Pure Imagination.” I caught... More »


Celebrity News
BFFs Hyo-jin and Doo-na
by | September 19, 2008 | 19 Comments
Gong + Bae = Best friends 4-eva! Bae Doo-na and Gong Hyo-jin, both known for their eclectic and fashion-forward style senses as well as their film and drama roles over the years, are also good pals and have been for the past decade. Now they’re showing their friendship in —... More »