Celebrity News
Splitsville: Lee Seo-jin dumps Kim Jung-eun
by | November 21, 2008 | 127 Comments
Say it ain’t so! One of the most openly affectionate couples in the K-entertainment sphere, who were largely expected to announce wedding plans sometime soon (possibly even this year), has instead broken it off. Kim Jung-eun and Lee Seo-jin started dating while filming the 2006 SBS drama Lovers, and had... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #58
by | November 21, 2008 | 23 Comments
  Another Friday, another Open Thread. Go nuts. Anyone have a memorable week? Special weekend plans? Edit: It’s that time of year again! If you’ve got a spare minute (or, okay, ten), please consider taking this >> Blog Reader Project survey << (You can skip questions.) Plus, just for kicks... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chae Shi-ra becomes Empress Cheon-chu
by | November 21, 2008 | 11 Comments
I mentioned in the previous post about Go Hyun-jung’s new sageuk that the upcoming year would showcase three prominent sageuk dramas starring three famous actresses, and the first of those has just revealed its posters. (The other two dramas are Go’s Queen Seon-deok for MBC and Jung Ryeo-won‘s SBS series... More »

Celebrity News
A scene from training camp
by | November 20, 2008 | 10 Comments
As with Eric before him, a photo of Kim Dong-wan (who enlisted earlier this week) was uploaded on the army website just days after he entered training. He’ll remain in training for four weeks before serving out his service in the army office. Via Now News RELATED POSTS Kim Dong-wan... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Blue Dragon Awards 2008
by | November 20, 2008 | 77 Comments
Kim Haneul and Kang Ji-hwan Did the Blue Dragon Awards sneak up on us this year or what? As one of the largest year-end awards shows, the Blue Dragon always tends to draw out a good number of A-listers, and we saw plenty of them out on the red carpet... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae becomes a cop for Miracle
by | November 20, 2008 | 7 Comments
After earning lots of accolades for her last movie, the Vietnam War film You’re Far Away [님은 먼 곳에], 28-year-old Su Ae is taking on a cop role for her next project. The movie is The Miracle [기적] and will be directed by Han Hyun-seok (his previous work includes short... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
It may be their world, but I’m no longer with it
by | November 19, 2008 | 80 Comments
All right: After the third time trying to get through Episode 6, I think The World We Live In recaps are toast. Sorry, folks! I really thought I’d be able to stick it out, but a combination of not feeling the series, mixed with a general ennui, has convinced me... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
First look at Peppermint
by | November 19, 2008 | 11 Comments
Following the end of Yoon Do-hyun’s Love Letter, KBS is all set to launch another music variety program, Lee Hana’s Peppermint, which shot its first episode on November 18. Host Lee Hana took the opportunity to perform a few songs at the piano, including the Carpenters tune to be used... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung to take on her first sageuk
by | November 19, 2008 | 20 Comments
Go Hyun-jung (What’s Up Fox) is a kdrama veteran, but she’s about to make her sageuk debut only now in MBC’s large-scale sageuk drama Queen Seon-deok. This will mark her television return after her previous series, the cop drama HIT. Queen Seon-dok will be scripted by Kim Young-hyun (Hit, Dae... More »

Celebrity News
Starting a new career with a new name
by | November 19, 2008 | 28 Comments
I’d wondered why actor Kim Nam-gil, who had gone by the name “Lee Han” for the past few years, suddenly reverted to a different name, particularly when his career was beginning to take off. He was “Lee Han” until his role in 2008’s Public Enemy Returns, after which point he... More »

Celebrity News
Ara, foiled!
by | November 18, 2008 | 26 Comments
Ara poses for the December issue of fashion mag Singles. I dunno — armed and dangerous? Or slack-jawed and dull-eyed? Tags: Go Ara, photo shoots... More »