Chungmuro/Film News
22 Days to a more grown-up Yoo Seung-ho
by | October 13, 2008 | 14 Comments
Speaking of young boyish actors who have been growing up rather well, let’s add 15-year-old Yoo Seung-ho to the mix. (The guy shot to fame in last year’s Legend playing Yonsama‘s childhood self.) The teenage actor has been cast as the lead in the thriller 22 Days, which is being... More »

Celebrity News
Giving a shout-out from training camp
by | October 13, 2008 | 10 Comments
A week after we said goodbye and sent off actor/rapper Eric to army duty, this photo has been released of the idol star in military camo. He’ll spend four weeks at training camp in South Chungcheong province, city of Nonsan. Tags: army duty, Eric... More »

Celebrity News
The house that Won Bin built
by | October 13, 2008 | 38 Comments
Won Bin is attracting belated notice for the home he had built for his parents in his hometown back in Gangwon-do. Filial piety aside, interest in the home comes from its unique appearance — the home is 387.08 sq. m. (4166 sq. ft.), and was designed, according to the architectural... More »

Drama Casting & News
Auditions for “Friend” pick up steam
by | October 12, 2008 | 10 Comments
It was announced a while ago that 2001’s successful film Friend, starring Jang Dong-gun and Yoo Oh-sung, is getting the television drama treatment by MBC (is this the golden age of the remake miniseries or what?). Now auditions are kicking off to fill out its lead foursome. The two main... More »

Kpop News
EZ Hyoung for My Sassy Girl
by | October 12, 2008 | 15 Comments
All right, here’s some PR in action: A song from EZ Hyoung‘s newly released second album is being used to promote the U.S. version of the romantic drama movie My Sassy Girl. EZ Hyoung’s label Antenna Music is touting this as a big deal, that his song “Beatles Cream Soup”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Ki-woo joins “A Star’s Lover”
by | October 12, 2008 | 25 Comments
Lee Ki-woo (A Love to Kill, Someone Behind You) is joining Hallyu heavyweights Choi Ji-woo and Yoo Ji-tae in their upcoming romantic drama A Star’s Lover. The new SBS Wednesday-Thursday series will take over after Painter of the Wind wraps, and is written by Oh Soo-yeon (Winter Sonata, Autumn Fairy... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Painter” delayed due to more injury
by | October 12, 2008 | 21 Comments
Here’s the gist. Park Shin-yang broke Moon Geun-young‘s nose and now Painter of the Wind production will be delayed as she heals. Ow. And this comes just after she injured herself falling down a well during filming just a week before. Hopefully, accidents don’t become a trend for the SBS... More »

Celebrity News
Cheering on runners in the Pink Ribbon Marathon
by | October 11, 2008 | 17 Comments
Stars Song Hye-gyo and Jang Dong-gun came out on October 12 in support of the “2008 Pink Ribbon Love Marathon” for breast-cancer prevention, cheering on participants and representing the event’s sponsor. Approximately ten thousand pink-shirted citizens participated in the marathon with an enrollment fee of 10,000 won each (approximately ten... More »

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 10
by | October 11, 2008 | 20 Comments
Finally, ze weekend is here! I’d like to just take a moment to say to all you eligible Canucks out there – take some time this weekend to inform yourselves, then vote on the 14th. (That’s Tuesday, btw.) Go, because it’s important that democratic rights should be exercised, or else... More »

Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 3
by | October 11, 2008 | 24 Comments
Painter of the Wind continues to impress, despite a few flaws here and there. I officially want to marry Moon Geun Young. SONG OF THE DAY Sam Roberts – “A Stone Would Cry Out.” Dahee says: “It’s by one of my favourite Canadian rockers, from his album ‘Chemical City’.” [... More »

Drama Casting & News
East of Eden: Viewers up, paychecks down
by | October 11, 2008 | 21 Comments
The actors of MBC’s Monday-Tuesday drama East of Eden, including star Song Seung-heon, are taking a pay cut — as much as 50% from their current pay rates. The drama boasts a large cast of name actors — Yeon Jung-hoon, Yoo Dong-geun, Lee Mi-sook, Jo Min-ki, Lee Yeon-hee, Lee Da-hae,... More »