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 »

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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 »

Celebrity News
Jae Hee takes a break from army life
by | November 2, 2008 | 24 Comments
As previously announced, the currently enlisted Jae Hee (Delightful Girl Chun Hyang) was granted special leave from military service upon completing his first 100 days of active duty. (His uniform reads “Lee Hyun-kyoon,” his real name; he took on the stage name of Jae Hee to be more memorable than... More »

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Awards ceremony at Korea Drama Festival 2008
by | November 1, 2008 | 40 Comments
Kim Myung-min wins Daesang; Han Ji-hye takes home an Excellence Award Stars came out on November 1 to the 2008 Korea Drama Awards in the South Gyeongsang province city of Jinju, although there were a few notable absences (Bae Yong-joon, Kim Rae-won). The top winner of the night was Kim... More »

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Pink cinema is just for the ladies
by | October 31, 2008 | 5 Comments
Tomorrow, November 1, the Pink Film Festival kicks off, and it is a bit unusual in that it’s targeted exclusively to women audiences. It’s also on the long side for a film festival, going all month until the final curtain falls on November 28. The term “pink film” refers to... More »

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Park Jin-hee tells sweet lies
by | October 31, 2008 | 4 Comments
What a bad Photoshop job, isn’t it? Well, not so much bad as it is lazy, but lazy Photoshopping still qualifies it as bad. Anyway. Park Jin-hee (War of Money) is coming out with a new movie, the romantic comedy Sweet Lies. Considering that the story involves her character faking... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #54
by | October 31, 2008 | 47 Comments
First, and most importantly‚Ķ Courtesy of Yes We Can (Hold Babies) Voting is (finally) upon us! I cannot wait for Tuesday. I predict I will be hungover Wednesday. (I just hope it’s the happy kind, not the wailing and gnashing of teeth kind.)   Second, speaking of self-damage inflicted upon... More »