Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum turns tough guy for new drama
by | May 11, 2009 | 47 Comments
New project! Kim Bum‘s had pretty good luck with projects — Unstoppable High Kick, East of Eden, Boys Before Flowers — and we’ll see if he can keep the streak going with his new drama. He’s just announced his next role, in the SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Dream [드림], which also... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shoots nearing completion for Friend
by | May 11, 2009 | 40 Comments
(Hyun Bin, is that really you?) One of the buzzworthy dramas this year is the remake of the 2001 film Friend [친구], which is being adapted for television in MBC’s Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설]. Aside from the casting, the drama has a few things going for it that’s... More »

Celebrity News
Bbaek Ga’s photo exhibition “The Faces”
by | May 11, 2009 | 55 Comments
Hwang Bora as photographed by Bbaek Ga Take a look at the famous faces featured in the exhibition “THE Faces” by Koyote singer Bbaek Ga (real name Baek Sung-hyun), which opened on May 11. The subjects of the photos — which include singers and actors like Eugene, Hwanhee, Wheesung, Hwang... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye’s shoe-designing dream
by | May 11, 2009 | 23 Comments
East of Eden actress Han Ji-hye recently announced her latest endeavor: shoe design. In accordance with that goal, she took off to study the craft of shoemaking and design in Florence, Italy. Han said of the experience, “The process of taking on the challenge of shoe design for the first... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 18
by | May 10, 2009 | 21 Comments
Ha, can I just say how odd it is to have a conversation with my mother about how adorable Jung Il-woo is? She knows him mostly from High Kick, although I told her he is so very much improved here. Case in point: there are a few key scenes in... More »

Celebrity News
Gianna Jun is a “girl less ordinary” in Elle
by | May 10, 2009 | 47 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun — or, as she will soon be known to the Western world, Gianna Jun — is featured in the May issue of Hong Kong Elle magazine as its cover story. Expect the star to be in the news more with her upcoming Hollywood blockbuster, Blood: The Last Vampire,... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye’s Japan fanmeeting
by | May 10, 2009 | 47 Comments
Nearly two years since her last project kicked off (that would be 2007’s Coffee Prince), Yoon Eun-hye held two fanmeetings in Japan on May 7 and 8 under the theme of “Yoon Eun-hye everything.” This marks the renewal of her activities as she gears up for her next drama (Lady... More »

Drama Casting & News
Get ready for a glut of fashion dramas
by | May 9, 2009 | 41 Comments
Cinderella Man There’s only one fashion-themed show on the air right now — MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday Cinderella Man — but soon, we’ll have three. KBS and SBS are also following the trend with fashion-themed dramas of their own. First will be KBS, who will follow the current romantic comedy Accidental Couple... More »

Celebrity News
Gu Hye-sun’s book-signing session
by | May 9, 2009 | 74 Comments
Gu Hye-sun signed copies of her novel, Tango, on the afternoon of May 9 at the Jamsil Kyobo Book Centre. The actress was 30 minutes late to arrive on the scene that day. Tags: books, fanmeetings, Gu Hye-sun, uljjangs... More »

Celebrity News
Eugene as Juliet in San Francisco
by | May 8, 2009 | 33 Comments
Singer-turned-actress Eugene (Three Dads One Mom) recently took a trip to San Francisco with her younger sister, and in K-entertainer style, the vacation is being broadcast for a cable special called Living Beauty: Eugene’s Makeup Diary. With makeup being a key theme, Eugene used cosmetics to style herself after some... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #82
by | May 8, 2009 | 230 Comments
  I happened to think of Cibo Matto this week, which made me think of how much I loved their video for this song, “Sugar Water,” which has got to be one of Michel Gondry’s masterworks. You don’t really understand what’s happening until halfway through, but when you do, it’s... More »