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 »

Celebrity News
Song Yoon-ah to marry Sol Kyung-gu
by | May 8, 2009 | 48 Comments
Song Yoon-ah and Sol Kyung-gu in “Lost in Love” Another A-list celebrity couple ties the knot! Song Yoon-ah (On Air) and Sol Kyung-gu (Public Enemy Returns, Voice of a Murder, Silmido) — who have starred together in two movies — have just announced that they are getting married on May... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jia’s got Style
by | May 7, 2009 | 35 Comments
Newish actress Lee Jia of Beethoven and Legend is taking on her third leading role in as many acting jobs with SBS’s upcoming drama series Style [스타일]. The drama is based on a novel of the same name, and has been called the Korean Devil Wears Prada. The bestselling book... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Yun-jin to represent Korean culture globally
by | May 7, 2009 | 17 Comments
Speaking of Korean stars in America, Kim Yun-jin, of the U.S. television series Lost, was appointed goodwill ambassador for the Korea Content Agency on May 7. The agency held its opening ceremony in Seoul at the Culture Contents Center and operates with the goal of promoting Korean entertainment (films, music,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Daniel Henney lands CBS pilot
by | May 7, 2009 | 81 Comments
Daniel Henney, coming off his action movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, has a new project lined up, and it’s for a U.S. drama pilot. He’s been cast in Three Rivers, a drama in development at CBS. Three Rivers stars Julia Ormond and takes a look at organ transplants from three perspectives:... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 9
by | May 6, 2009 | 71 Comments
There are a lot of business machinations in this episode, and I personally have no insight into the stock market or corporate money matters so I can’t say whether it’s an accurate representation, but it’s to the series’ credit that despite all the money stuff, it still brings the excitement.... More »

Celebrity News
Drug scandal gets Joo Ji-hoon banned from KBS
by | May 6, 2009 | 98 Comments
After actor Joo Ji-hoon (Antique, Goong) was named in the recent drug scandal for recreational drug use of ecstasy and ketamine (which got the main supplier, actress Yoon Seol-hee, tossed into jail along with her financial enabler Yeh Hak-young), Joo was the center of the ensuing media frenzy. He was... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok unveils its leading man
by | May 6, 2009 | 66 Comments
Finally! We’ve seen the ladies of the historical drama Queen Seon-deok, now we finally have a peek at Uhm Tae-woong in his first sageuk role. (Stills have already been released for his becostumed co-stars Lee Yo-won as queen and Go Hyun-jung as court lady Mi-shil.) OH! I just realized —... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Man Who Can’t Get Married script reading and press day
by | May 6, 2009 | 75 Comments
Ji Jin-hee, Kim So-eun The Man Who Can’t Get Married [결혼 못하는 남자] is a new KBS series that will replace Story of a Man come June. You may already know that it is based on the popular Japanese drama Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (which means “man who can’t get married”),... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Jin-wook’s off to the army
by | May 6, 2009 | 47 Comments
And another actor heads to fulfill his mandatory military service. This time it’s Lee Jin-wook, the 27-year-old actor from dramas like Air City, Rivals, Smile Again, and Someday. Still, despite a decent filmography built up since his 2003 debut as a Panasonic ad model, he’s unfortunately destined to spend the... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Tae-woo’s vintage-style wedding photos
by | May 5, 2009 | 75 Comments
Now, THIS is how to take an eye-catching, memorable wedding photo. Not that there’s anything wrong with the standard types of tux-n-white-gown photos we normally see, but these vintage-style shots featuring actor Jung Tae-woo and his fiancée Jang In-hee are beautiful and interesting, as well as being out of the... More »