Celebrity News
Legal issues resolved for Lee Junki
by | December 29, 2008 | 13 Comments
Actor Lee Junki (Iljimae) has made nice with his former management agency, Mentor Entertainment. Both parties have come to an agreement following some unpleasant recent disputes. In September, Lee had been sued by his former management company for violating his contract, to a tune of 500 million won (approx $400,000)... More »


Celebrity News
Schedule cleared and absolute rest prescribed for Hyori
by | December 29, 2008 | 11 Comments
Following a post-concert collapse, pop singer Lee Hyori has canceled all her year-end activities. She had been found unconscious at home on the 26th and taken to a hospital. She was found to be suffering from pneumonia and malnutrition, which follows a period of overwork as she spent two months... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Witterings on 2008 Dramas [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 28, 2008 | 49 Comments
[And thus begins the year-in-review series for 2008 dramas! This’ll be a four-part series, and I’m honored to have three lovely bloggers — Sevenses, thunderbolt, and Dahee_Fanel — offering up their reviews in addition to mine. Hope you enjoy! –javabeans] Year in Review – 2008 – In which I practiced... More »


Celebrity News
Kwon-Sohn couple spotted at Yiruma concert
by | December 28, 2008 | 37 Comments
Guess the high-profile couple is back from their Australian trip: newlywed Kwon Sang-woo and his expecting wife, Sohn Tae-young, were seen in Seoul on December 28 at a concert for songwriter-pianist Yiruma. (She sure doesn’t look six months pregnant, does she?) The connection isn’t entirely random, either; Yiruma married Sohn’s... More »


Celebrity News
Shin Eun-kyung not responsible for ex-husband’s misdeeds
by | December 28, 2008 | 11 Comments
Well, thank goodness for justice (for once?). The court has ruled that that actress Shin Eun-kyung (Bad Couple, Mom’s Dead Upset) is not liable for her ex-husband’s debts. Shin Eun-kyung had been married for three years to an entertainment company CEO, Kim Jung-soo. However, perhaps due to business troubles, Kim... More »


Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye does fashion five ways in In Style
by | December 28, 2008 | 11 Comments
East of Eden‘s Han Ji-hye poses in glamorous fashions for her feature in the pages of January’s In Style magazine. In the accompanying interview, Han said, “Rather than dressing in a showy way, I think finding your own fashion style that fits the time and place is the most important... More »


Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 5
by | December 27, 2008 | 21 Comments
Episode 5 had more of a comedic tone than the previous episodes; it lost a bit of its dreaminess. I didn’t mind it so much, although I preferred the tone established previously, and hope that this shift is a temporary thing. I don’t want the quality that drew me to... More »


Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye on Gong Yoo’s radio show
by | December 27, 2008 | 40 Comments
Yoon Eun-hye recently appeared on her Coffee Prince co-star Gong Yoo‘s military-radio program as a guest star. Based on the conversation, it looks like we may be seeing more of the actress — who hasn’t acted since Coffee Prince, sticking mostly to CFs — soon, although she did not specify... More »


Celebrity News
Yonsama kimchi is a hit
by | December 26, 2008 | 32 Comments
Bae Yong-joon has rolled up his sleeves and gotten directly involved in his “Yonsama kimchi” enterprise, which sells the spicy pickled vegetables under his name in Japan. Bae is currently writing a Korean tourist guide called I Love Korea (working title), and in the name of research he’s traveling the... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #63
by | December 26, 2008 | 18 Comments
  How was everyone’s Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Who’s ready for the new year?   SONG OF THE DAY Iron & Wine – “Naked As We Came” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #62 Open Thread #61 Open Thread #60... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon in Elle
by | December 26, 2008 | 26 Comments
Check out Lee Byung-heon‘s rock-hard body, taken here from the pages of the January issue of Elle magazine. Lee owes his fantastic physique (at least in part) to the work he’s been doing for his Hollywood debut in the upcoming year with two films, action flick G.I. Joe (with Dennis... More »