Drama Casting & News
Princess Ja-myung, young and old(er)
by | December 9, 2008 | 11 Comments
Here’s a first look at the young Princess Ja-myung, by which I mean Lee Young-yoo (above left), the 10-year-old who got her start playing child roles in dramas like Bad Housewife. In the upcoming sageuk, she plays the young counterpart to Jung Ryeo-won‘s grown-up princess. The drama Princess Ja-myung focuses... More »

Celebrity News
Mucha Jewelry red carpet
by | December 9, 2008 | 16 Comments
The event that took place on December 8 at Seoul’s Villa De Bailey sure was a mouthful to say: 2008 Mucha Jewelry Charity Bazaar and Korean Jewelry Awards. While “Korean jewelry award” sounds rather strange, the event was designed to allow celebs to donate pieces of their own jewelry for... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ye-seul makes a bad situation worse
by | December 8, 2008 | 69 Comments
The netizen flame war has just taken a turn for the weirder, mostly because Han Ye-seul doesn’t know how to stop when she’s ahead. The Tazza actress was on the receiving end of a surprisingly large amount of backlash after she apologized online (sufficiently, I thought) for a perceived insult... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Jo Sung-min concedes in the custody war
by | December 8, 2008 | 23 Comments
Jo Sung-min is officially ending the ugly custody battle for his and Choi Jin-shil‘s children. He gave a press conference to announce that he is giving up all claims to the children and leaving them to the care of their grandmother (Choi’s mother). Choi’s family’s lawyer was also present. Jo... More »

Drama Casting & News
From the set of A Star’s Lover
by | December 8, 2008 | 35 Comments
Only two days from its premiere, SBS’s A Star’s Lover invited press to one of its filming sites on December 8 for a preview of the new Wednesday-Thursday drama. The drama’s production press conference already took place last month with the main cast. This time, lead actors Choi Ji-woo, playing... More »

Celebrity News
Third-trimester Kim Hee-sun
by | December 8, 2008 | 15 Comments
Kim Hee-sun (Smile Again) is in her last month of pregnancy and, as she has done periodically throughout, she has just posted up photos online showing her condition. She even released her ultrasound image on her personal homepage. Kim married her chaebol husband last October and announced her pregnancy in... More »

Kpop News
Min-woo rings in the new year solo
by | December 7, 2008 | 5 Comments
Lee Min-woo is wrapping up the year with a twofer — a two-part concert, that is. On December 31, he’ll put on the M Rizing Tour Step 3 — Adieu 2008, a night of two performances. The first, at 7pm, to send off 2008, while the second at 11pm rings... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ye-seul taken to task for rude awards exit
by | December 7, 2008 | 38 Comments
Han Ye-seul may have gotten lots of raves about her glamorous entrance at the recent Korean Film Awards, but now she has to deal with reaction to her ungracious exit. Han left while the ceremony was still in progress, which was perceived by many to be rude and disrespectful —... More »

Celebrity News
Choi Kang-hee’s Six Addictions
by | December 7, 2008 | 11 Comments
Choi Kang-hee is known for her quirky image, both in acting style and fashion sense. Her fashion profile was raised since appearing in the drama My Sweet Seoul, where her character’s casual, boho-chic clothes spurred fashion trends among twenty- and thirty-something women. Choi is showing more of her style sense... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
A new film, a new image for Park Jin-hee
by | December 7, 2008 | 5 Comments
Park Jin-hee (War of Money) sheds her usual well-behaved, proper image for her new film Sweet Lies, in which she lies and fakes her way through the plot in pursuit of love. She also shows off a sexier new side in these three new stills from the film. Uh, I’m... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo and friends at radio station launch
by | December 6, 2008 | 15 Comments
On December 5, currently enlisted actor Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince) was at Dongdaemun’s Good Morning City outdoor stage to kick off the new military broadcast radio station. Fans in attendance were excited to see the star after a year out of the spotlight. Other celebrities present included enlisted NRG singer... More »