Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook celebrates fan club anniversary in hanbok
by | January 31, 2009 | 29 Comments
  Lee Dong-wook (La Dolce Vita) held his latest fanmeeting on January 30 in Tokyo to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his official Japanese fan club. He arrived wearing the traditional Korean hanbok to ring in the new (lunar) year. After garnering fans for his roles in dramas like School... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Da-hae on vacation
by | January 30, 2009 | 77 Comments
Following her unhappy departure from East of Eden, actress Lee Da-hae faced some criticism, left her management company to sign with Rain‘s J Tune Entertainment, and now has released photos of herself on vacation. The photos were uploaded to her cyworld mini-homepage on the 28th and 29th, and show Lee... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Story Sadder Than Sadness MV illegally leaked
by | January 30, 2009 | 46 Comments
Do you think Lee Bo-young is upset that her face is upside-down in BOTH photos? With promotion heating up for the upcoming melodramatic film Story Sadder Than Sadness featuring Kwon Sang-woo, the latest dustup centers around the illegal leaking of a music video featuring a song from the soundtrack sung... More »

Celebrity News
Daniel Henney surprises Jung Ryeo-won with flowers
by | January 30, 2009 | 30 Comments
Daniel Henney made a surprise visit to friend Jung Ryeo-won to give her some flowers and well-wishes before she shot an ad for her new gig — she’s the new brand model for Biotherm cosmetics (Henney, meanwhile, has been brand model for Biotherm Homme for the past four years). Pictures... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #68
by | January 30, 2009 | 65 Comments
  Hey folks, apparently I am nominated for a “Golden Klog” award (that’s for Korean blog) over at Korea Sparkle in the “Best Blog About Korean Pop Culture” category. (I had no idea there were so many Korea-related blogs out there; it’s kind of funny that the only ones I’ve... More »

Drama Casting & News
Triple to follow Cinderella Man
by | January 30, 2009 | 28 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang, Min Hyo-rin, Lee Seon-kyun Figure-skating drama Triple has been pushed back a couple times, but now it’s finally officially on the schedule: It premieres June 10. Triple will show sixteen episodes and follow Kwon Sang-woo‘s Cinderella Man on Wednesdays and Thursdays on MBC. It stars Yoon Kye-sang (Who... More »

Celebrity News
Jo In-sung’s last fanmeeting
by | January 29, 2009 | 15 Comments
…before enlisting in military service, that is. Some stars choose to head off to their mandatory two-year (more or less) army duty with a bang, and some choose to go quietly. The 28-year-old Jo In-sung (Frozen Flower) is choosing a fanmeeting in Japan as his last official event before his... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 14
by | January 29, 2009 | 48 Comments
How does a drama take such a sharp turn? Well, I bet some people can argue that this drama has been growing slower… and s..l..o..w..e..r… for weeks now. But I seem to recall thinking just two or three weeks ago that things were actually getting more interesting. And then… nothing... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki sings for Oishii Man
by | January 29, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Min-ki (Romantic Island, Mixed-up Investigative Agency) is about to come out with his next movie, the Korea-Japan joint production Oishii Man, which co-stars Ikewaki Chizuru (Josee, the Tiger and the Fish). The film follows a musician in a slump (Lee), who travels to a small town in Hokkaido, Japan,... More »

Celebrity News
Rain expands his brand to a luxury cafe
by | January 28, 2009 | 28 Comments
Singer-actor (-model-entrepreneur-businessman) Rain is adding yet another title to his string of multihyphenates: Café owner. A space was bought last year in the upscale Cheongdamdong neighborhood and is located in a shopping district; the soon-to-be “luxury cafe” takes up approximately 1024 square meters and occupies two stories. Not content to... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon is Storm Shadow
by | January 28, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Byung-heon is only one of a fairly large cast for the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but he gets his own rather spiffy-looking promo poster. He plays the character of Storm Shadow in his upcoming role. Technically Lee is making a dual Hollywood debut, although I’m not... More »