Open Thread
Open Thread, election style
by | November 4, 2008 | 160 Comments
All right, I wasn’t exactly planning to do this, but since there have been a few scattered election comments in various threads, I figured, why not just have a place for us to all play, spazz, and rejoice (hopefully???) together? Have at it. I’ll start. I may just be THISCLOSE... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 3
by | November 4, 2008 | 41 Comments
I will be useless for rest of today. Am glued to CNN. Free Starbucks voter coffee brings me up, wine calms me down. I feel like Judy Garland. SONG OF THE DAY IU – “Feel So Good,” by a new young (15-year-old) singer. [ Download ] Tags: Hyun Bin, Song... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama Concert showcases three stars, three performances
by | November 4, 2008 | 30 Comments
As part of the Korea Drama Festival, three actors gathered to show off their musical talents at the Drama Concert special boasting “three men, three different shades.” The three drama leading men were picked from the dramas on the three different stations, with Jang Geun-seok from MBC’s Beethoven Virus, Jang... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Preview event for Portrait of a Beauty
by | November 4, 2008 | 28 Comments
The film Portrait of a Beauty [미인도] held its press conference and VIP preview on November 4, and a bevy of VIPs showed up to catch an advance look at the risqué period film. It has attracted much comparison to the drama series Painter of the Wind (see trailer below),... More »


Celebrity News
Bae Yong-joon sings for The Face Shop
by | November 3, 2008 | 23 Comments
Get ready to hear Bae Yong-joon croon for cosmetics. He unleashes his singing and guitar-playing skills for the first time on TV in a special CF for makeup company The Face Shop. The CF commemorates the brand’s five-year anniversary, and will start airing on November 8. Bae traveled to Gangwondo... More »


Theater/Musicals
Movie veteran, theater newb
by | November 3, 2008 | 18 Comments
(My beloved) Lee Jung-jae‘s been in show biz for fifteen years now, starring in films like Typhoon, Oh Brothers and Il Mare, but he’s just now taking his first foray into theater. In December, he takes the titular role in Hamlet (the play, not the musical version). The play will... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: November 3, 2008
by | November 3, 2008 | 21 Comments
Actor Go Soo, above, held his first Japanese fanmeeting on Saturday, and apparently the only news agency sent to cover it was Yonhap News, whose pictures uniformly suck. [Yonhap News] Koyote singer and actress Shinji (Unstoppable High Kick) was hospitalized on November 3 with acute kidney infection. Her manager reported... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
“Soonjung Manhwa” press conference: XOX
by | November 3, 2008 | 13 Comments
The cast was out to promote the film made from popular internet manhwa Soonjung Manhwa (i.e., shojo manga) on November 3 in Seoul. Well, most of the cast — the production press conference featured stars Chae Jung-ahn (Coffee Prince), Super Junior’s Kang-in, and Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden), but was... More »


Celebrity News
Han Ye-seul pushes SI’s fall/winter line
by | November 2, 2008 | 9 Comments
Han Ye-seul, currently starring in the SBS drama Tazza, is hawking clothing for apparel brand SI in these just-released photos advertising its fall-winter line. Great! Now everyone can combine the skin-baring flirty cuts of summer (sleeveless tops, knee-length bottoms) with the materials of winter (heavy-duty leather and fur), matched artfully... More »


Celebrity News
Gong Yoo broadcasts from the army
by | November 2, 2008 | 31 Comments
We’ve noticed a lot of current stars heading off to fulfill their mandatory military duty, but how about the guys already there? Gong Yoo (of Coffee Prince, not that you needed the reminder) enlisted back in January, and is taking a new role as a radio DJ for the Korean... More »


Celebrity News
Car accident won’t keep Jang Geun-seok down
by | November 2, 2008 | 21 Comments
It’s been belatedly revealed that Jang Geun-seok, playing musical genius extraordinaire in MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday hit Beethoven Virus, was recently involved in an auto accident. His management company issued a statement on November 2 giving the general facts of the accident: it occurred last week in the city of Incheon at... More »