Chungmuro/Film News
Kwon Sang-woo drops film, pisses off production
by | October 26, 2008 | 27 Comments
Newly wedded Kwon Sang-woo (Fate, Bad Love) has dropped out at the last minute of what would have been his next film project, My Love By My Side, and criticism is building. Apparently Kwon had made every commitment to appear in the project save for putting his seal on the... More »

Kpop News
Band of Brothers re-creates the Beatles
by | October 26, 2008 | 14 Comments
Um, kinda. Cable channel Mnet premiered its new show on October 25, Band of Brothers, in which Super Junior members Kang-in and Hee-chul, and Trax boys Jay and Jung-mo, decided to come together Beatles-style. First, they adopted the early-Beatles look with the straight-cut hair and the black suits, with Hee-chul... More »

Celebrity News
Ohn Joo-wan volunteers for early service
by | October 26, 2008 | 9 Comments
And the guys keep dropping off to enlist. This time the enlistee is going off a little earlier than most entertainers (while normal civilians tend to get it over with in their early twenties, a lot of celebrities, loath to interrupt career momentum, push it off as long as possible... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Size 55″ Jang Nara
by | October 26, 2008 | 15 Comments
Actress-singer Jang Nara (mostly singer in recent years) is making her acting comeback. She talked about her newest role on October 25 while participating at the new Seoul Hallyu Festival, and explained that she is currently preparing for her next film, a comedy that will begin filming at the end... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
How to get on “Yoon Do-hyun’s Love Letter”
by | October 25, 2008 | 7 Comments
Reader Sheryl (and I!) would like to thank everyone who offered such great suggestions when she asked about fun things to do in Seoul. Sheryl says, “I have actually kinda figured out how to get tickets for Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter and thought the least I can do as... More »

Celebrity News
See Seoul through Bae Doo-na’s eyes
by | October 25, 2008 | 4 Comments
Although any stars profess to an interest in photography (Yoon Kye-sang, Park Ji-yoon, So Ji-sub et al.), Bae Doo-na appears on the more serious end of the spectrum. The 29-year-old actress and amateur photographer is releasing her third volume of photoessays in early November. Titled Doo-na’s Seoul Fun [서울놀이], the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Child star Seo Shin-ae takes on new role, new adversities
by | October 25, 2008 | 8 Comments
The little girl who stole viewers’ hearts as the precocious HIV-stricken Bom in last year’s Thank You, ten-year-old Seo Shin-ae, is returning to television in KBS’s new daily drama Glory of Youth, playing the youngest child in a family growing up in the 1960s. In the drama, Seo is the... More »

Kpop News
Clazziquai is back with Metrotronix
by | October 24, 2008 | 19 Comments
Maybe I haven’t been keeping up with Clazziquai much, or maybe I was sidetracked because singers Alex and Horan have been so busy with their solo careers — he with his TV appearances (We Got Married) and she with her indie project band Ibadi. In any case, I wasn’t aware... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #53
by | October 24, 2008 | 23 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Fiona Apple – “Better Version of Me.” I have a friend who only listens to Fiona Apple when she’s angry. Maybe it’s counterintuitive of me, but I like listening to Fiona Apple when I’m angry to make myself feel better. And we have a lot... More »

Drama Casting & News
Plans announced for a Full House Season 2
by | October 23, 2008 | 93 Comments
First of all: DON’T GET TOO EXCITED. (YET.) Yes, it does sound like a Full House 2 is in the works. But as with all things this early in the process, it’s best to retain a little bit of skepticism so as not to be disappointed later. Just a word... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the “World” scenes
by | October 23, 2008 | 28 Comments
KBS is pinning a lot of its hopes on The World They Live In, needing the new drama to pick the station out of its current ratings slump. It’s been particularly rough in its Monday-Tuesday slot, most recently with Love & Marriage, preceded by Strongest Chil Woo before that, Rivals,... More »