Open Thread
Open Thread #83
by | May 15, 2009 | 115 Comments
  Friday again. Thank goodness for that, right? SONG OF THE DAY Ryuichi Sakamoto – “The Lang Song – Music for Artelligent City (One Winter Day remix).” I was making new ringtones for my cell this week, and remembered how awesome this song is, and now I have the most... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 11
by | May 14, 2009 | 50 Comments
This was a very good episode for cute Kyung-tae moments. Aw! Also, with the plot turning to Do-woo’s next phase in his master plan, we turn away from matters of the stock market and more into local government. I like that, because we aren’t overstaying welcomes in the plot points... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye sings “Luv Luv”
by | May 14, 2009 | 13 Comments
East of Eden actress Han Ji-hye has recorded a song before, but now she’s at it again. Not content to stick with acting, modeling, and shoe designing, she’s recorded a digital single to be released on May 18 titled “Luv Luv.” The song is described as upbeat electro-pop, and will... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Ji-hyun criticized for “Hollywood debut” exaggerations
by | May 14, 2009 | 34 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun‘s Hollywood debut has been buzzed about for practically two years, and although previews have finally come out for Blood: The Last Vampire, there has still been no official U.S. release announced (July has been mentioned as a tentative possibility). It seems that Korean fans and netizens are growing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Baek Sung-hyun shakes off minor filming injury
by | May 14, 2009 | 33 Comments
Twenty-year-old cutie Baek Sung-hyun (Our School E.T., Stairway to Heaven) is currently playing a movie star’s rebellious younger brother in KBS’s Accidental Couple and had a minor injury while filming the drama. In Episode 5, his character gets into a fight with Hwang Jung-min (who is entering into a contract... More »

Celebrity News
Sean’s Cotton Day family look
by | May 13, 2009 | 29 Comments
I confess I don’t always know what the exact deal is with some of these campaigns — they seem well-meaning, if a little nebulous — but I’ll take whatever opportunity to post pictures of singer Sean‘s redonkulously adorable family. The daddy to two young children (his third with wife Jung... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Sae-yoon goes for an “Antique” wedding look
by | May 13, 2009 | 33 Comments
I guess everyone wants to have a memorable wedding photo, and this looks kinda cute. Some people, like actor Jung Tae-woo, go for vintage hanboks, while others, like popular comedian and TV host Yoo Sae-yoon (above), opt instead for… mimicking a popular movie poster? Yoo, the variety show personality of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man fights back, sues Fashion King
by | May 13, 2009 | 39 Comments
See, now this is just funny. First, fashion-world-centered drama Cinderella Man was accused of plagiarism by the folks behind the proposal for Fashion King. Then Style announced its casting and called itself the Korean Devil Wears Prada. Magazine Allo announced its casting and also made a reference to The Devil... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Jin-seo’s fateful love triangle
by | May 13, 2009 | 13 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae, Yoon Jin-seo After acting together in Oldboy six years ago, Yoo Ji-tae (A Star’s Lover) and Yoon Jin-seo (Return of Iljimae) are teaming up for a new movie. The film is called Bimilae or Secret Love [비밀애], and paints the couple in a “secretive, sad love” when Yoon... More »

Drama Casting & News
Style fights to keep Magazine Allo off the air
by | May 13, 2009 | 31 Comments
Oh, brother. Y’know how I just posted about Magazine Allo‘s casting? Apparently now SBS is pissed off that Magazine Allo is too much like their drama Style (the one starring Lee Jia, at left), which is set to air one month after Allo. They’re throwing around words like “plagiarism” and... More »

Celebrity News
The Blue reunite, reminisce on Sang Sang Plus
by | May 12, 2009 | 25 Comments
Lee Jung-jae, then and now It’s nostalgia day! Old ’90s vocal duo The Blue is back with comeback activities, which means its two actor-singer members (Kim Min-jong and Sohn Ji-chang) are back in action and promoting their reunion. Thus the two old friends recently appeared on Sang Sang Plus 2... More »