Drama Casting & News
Playing both sides of the gender coin
by | September 4, 2008 | 8 Comments
Early stills released for The Painter of Wind all featured a much different look from its star — different because so far we’ve mostly seen Korea’s Little Sister Moon Geun-young cross-dressing as a young man, in order for her character to pursue painting. Now we get to see her in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
See ya Next Sunday
by | September 4, 2008 | 8 Comments
It feels like we’re constantly hearing of pop stars venturing forth into acting, and this time it’s rock-ish pop singer Younha who’ll give it a shot. She makes her acting debut in a Japanese film, titled Next Sunday, and explained that the director, Kenmochi Satoki, “saw me singing on a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Beethoven Virus takes its opening bow
by | September 4, 2008 | 24 Comments
The production press conference for Beethoven Virus was held on September 4, featuring its three main stars: maestro Kim Myung-min, violin prodigy Lee Jia, and trumpeter Jang Geun-seok. In keeping with its classical-music theme, the event was held at the opera house at Sungnam Art Center, and the actors posed,... More »

Celebrity News
A Salad Song duet
by | September 4, 2008 | 47 Comments
You’ve heard Lee Dong-gun sing (songs here and here), and you’ve seen Yoon Eun-hye‘s latest CF video clip. Now they sing together. The “Salad Song” (taken from Humming Urban Stereo’s “샐러드 기념일” [Salad days], which you can download at the link above) now reveals its full version, which features both... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 4
by | September 3, 2008 | 28 Comments
Episode 4 is SO ADORABLE it’s silly. No, really, I think I had a grin on my face all episode. (I just hope this drama stays funny. Four solidly amusing episodes is a good start, but until a series is halfway through, I’m wary that it’ll downturn. Actually, I’m usually... More »

Drama Casting & News
Delays push back Korean “Hana Yori Dango”
by | September 3, 2008 | 26 Comments
The Korean “Boys Before Flowers” — wild card? The Korean version of Boys Before Flowers [aka Hana Yori Dango] is looking like it may be dubbed a “wild card.” The series, which has been produced in Taiwan and Japan and now plans for a Korean version, had initially planned to... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival
by | September 3, 2008 | 33 Comments
Stars came out in full force, from A-listers and all the way down, to the opening night of the 2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival, held on September 3. The celeb list boasted some big-name actors and even a few kpoppers (Girls Generation) who turned out in fine feather on the... More »

Celebrity News
Look Ma, no bump
by | September 3, 2008 | 6 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 3
by | September 2, 2008 | 22 Comments
Another cute episode. It had a few noticeable flaws, but so far Love & Marriage is doing a pretty good job of retaining a spirit of good ol’ fun. It’s not too goofy, but it’s not too serious either, and Kim Min-hee is committing to her character. I mentioned previously... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Representing Chungmuro
by | September 2, 2008 | 7 Comments
It’s a busy week for Kim Jung-eun (who’s prepping for her upcoming series, General Hospital 2). She’s also acting as a rep, with Jung Jun-ho, for this week’s Chungmuro International Film Festival (CHIFFS). Screening 170 films from more than 40 countries, the festival is in its second year, and has... More »

Celebrity News
It’s boxer briefs for Kim Ji-hoon
by | September 2, 2008 | 58 Comments
*_* Excuse me while I stare… …Okay. Done. No, wait… Okay, now I’m done. Kim Ji-hoon, currently on the air as a yummy divorce lawyer in the new KBS trendy drama Love & Marriage, shows his stuff (*snicker*) in a pair of Calvin Kleins for a magazine spread. You’ll be... More »