Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min loses weight and the Kang-mae image
by | February 17, 2009 | 38 Comments
Kim Myung-min is Maestro Kang no more. Shortly after creating a pop-culture phenomenon with his Daesang-award-winning role as the prickly, irascible “Kang-mae” in Beethoven Virus, Kim Myung-min is shedding weight along with that persona. The first stills have been released for the upcoming movie My Love By My Side, which... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 13
by | February 16, 2009 | 237 Comments
First, thanks to the overseas location shoots in this episode (filmed in December), the cast was given the weekend off. So at least they got a bit of sleepytime, which has been in short supply recently. (Lee Min-ho dropped by his fan café to post a weekend greeting and explained... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kwon Sang-woo gets an older brother
by | February 16, 2009 | 43 Comments
Musical and screen actor Song Chang-eui (Scales of Providence) is in final negotiations to appear in the upcoming Cinderella Man — as Kwon Sang-woo‘s older brother. I’m starting to think that Cinderella Man is purely an exercise in Kwon Sang-woo’s vanity. I mean, I’ve always kinda thought that, but now... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Brian heads for Hollywood
by | February 16, 2009 | 18 Comments
Another day, another Korean entertainer making a Hollywood debut. Half of ballad duo Fly To the Sky, 28-year-old singer Brian, has announced his foray into the Western market. He’d begun negotiations to make his Hollywood debut last year, and has now confirmed his first project, which coincidentally is also his... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 6
by | February 15, 2009 | 25 Comments
I don’t know if this drama will end up on my favorites list — I wouldn’t go that far yet — but I CAN say that I really enjoy watching it. Almost everything about it is lovely. With some dramas, I’m eager to know what’s going to happen in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chae Rim prepares for new role in Good Job
by | February 15, 2009 | 44 Comments
Chae Rim is returning to television with a new short haircut and a new skill (pottery). She’s taking the lead in MBC’s weekend drama Good Job (which literally translates to the somewhat redundant-in-English “Good job, good job”), starring opposite Eom Ki-joon in the role recently vacated by Myung Se-bin. Her... More »

Celebrity News
Ha Jung-woo for Basso Wicus
by | February 15, 2009 | 19 Comments
Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser) ups the sophistication factor in his new shoot for the latest ad campaign for clothing brand Basso Wicus. He shot the ads earlier this month; a rep of the clothing company said they’d chosen Ha to represent them because when conducting surveys for Basso Wicus among... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo wants a cameo on Cain and Abel
by | February 15, 2009 | 24 Comments
When Choi Ji-woo‘s drama A Star’s Lover premiered, her Stairway to Heaven co-star Shin Hyun-joon made a cameo appearance in Episode 1 as her ex-boyfriend. Now she wants to return the favor. Shin’s new drama Cain and Abel is set to take over Choi’s timeslot (SBS, Wednesdays and Thursdays) this... More »

Celebrity News
Can you spot the future F4 heartthrob?
by | February 14, 2009 | 40 Comments
The honeys of the uber-popular Boys Before Flowers have been shown to be master athletes (snerk) at everything from racecars, ice hockey, rugby, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking — but apparently one of them was also quite the gifted soccer player in his childhood. We’ve already seen what these boys... More »

Choi Jung-yoon’s First Time
by | February 14, 2009 | 7 Comments
Actress Choi Jung-yoon is receiving positive reviews and lots of applause for her stage debut role in a play called My First Time — which, yes, refers to sex. (The play is rated adults-only for its sexual-themed dialogue.) The play originated off-Broadway in 2007 and features actors relating first-time sexual... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Jae-won gives fans a tour of Seoul
by | February 13, 2009 | 19 Comments
From February 13 through 15, Kim Jae-won (Hwang Jini, Great Inheritance) is holding a special event for a select group of 120 lucky Japanese fans, in which the actor personally will guide the group in a three-day tour of Seoul. The tour is being filmed and produced as a special... More »