Kpop News
Tim’s momjjang project
by | July 23, 2008 | 19 Comments
Balladeer Tim is following in buddy and fellow management-company-mate Sohn Ho-young‘s footsteps in embarking upon a “momjjang project” (“momjjang” meaning hot bod). To this end, Tim’s recently started his goal toward bulking up his naturally thin frame by joining a gym and accepting the advice of self-professed fitness buff and... More »


Celebrity News
Promoting civic duty
by | July 23, 2008 | 2 Comments
  Actor Lee Kyun (Dasepo Naughty Girls, Hello Franceska; real name Yang Sang-mo) is acting as PR rep for military enlistment while serving his term himself. On July 23, he participated in a “conversation with junior recruits,” sharing his personal experiences with the young men who’d arrived to undergo their... More »


Meta
Oddly named innovations
by | July 23, 2008 | 13 Comments
I know this post is off-topic, but DongA.com brings us this lovely image of a newfangled device being called a “scissor bike.” I don’t know about you, but those are two words that, when put together, conjure up some pretty unfortunate images, but oddly it’s very apt (the bicycle folds... More »


Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 12
by | July 22, 2008 | 10 Comments
I mean this in a good way (or at least not in a bad way): Sometimes I feel like the people working on Chil Woo put in a long day of hard work… and then look at the clock, realize it’s dinner time, and hurry to finish off whatever they’ve... More »


Meta
Boring blog stuff
by | July 22, 2008 | 9 Comments
  Just a few notes about blog format. Many of you may not even notice any changes, but for those who do: Categories and page navigation were getting messy and driving me batty, so I did some sprucing up. The “categories” list on the right sidebar is now streamlined. I’m... More »


Drama Casting & News
It’s a Love Marriage for Hwang Bora
by | July 22, 2008 | 11 Comments
Actress Hwang Bora (Rainbow Romance, My Girl) is making her television comeback after she was caught last December for drunk driving. She was found driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.135% (U.S. legal limits are 0.08%; South Korea penalizes BAC of 0.05-0.09 with a 100 days’ license cancellation, and over... More »


Celebrity News
Team Alex beats Team Horan to the finish line
by | July 22, 2008 | 5 Comments
These photos come from yesterday’s (July 21) Nike Human Race Training Run, where approximately a hundred participants ran under the banner of either (Clazziquai’s) Team Alex (red) or Team Horan (yellow). The two teams raced a 10K along the Han River in Yoido; on August 31, 25 cities worldwide will... More »


Kpop News
Because world stars need home fanbases too
by | July 22, 2008 | 18 Comments
First he had that (as predicted) rather forgettable turn in Speed Racer. Then there was that Kung Fu Panda theme song he recorded that was overshadowed by Cee-Lo’s better (and “official”) version, after which he spent some time in Germany bulking up to shoot Ninja Assassin. After such an extended... More »


Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 11
by | July 21, 2008 | 8 Comments
There was actually some pretty decent emoting by Eric today. I think he’s a mostly uneven actor who’s capable of occasional strong performances (see: Que Sera Sera), but for the most part I find his role as Chil Woo pretty laughable. Not because of him, per se, but because of... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Let the (interview) game begin
by | July 21, 2008 | 5 Comments
SBS’s new show Interview Game opened up its studio on the 21st for a press conference. The show is hosted by a panel of four actors — Go Jun-hee, Kim Ji-suk, Geum Bo-ra, and Yeom Kyung-hwan — and covers a range of topics in its interviews, often with a serious... More »


Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 11
by | July 20, 2008 | 10 Comments
I like the opening animated sequences of My Sweet Seoul because they’re usually cute, literal representations of the metaphors Eun-soo uses in the drama itself. In this one, for instance, wall meets wall at the corner. A small flower springs up where they connect, windows are created on both walls,... More »