Celebrity News
A quiet enlistment, for once
by | May 12, 2008 | 9 Comments
Actor and hip-hop artist Yang Dong Geun (29) has surprised many with the belated disclosure that he recently began his military service; he enlisted on May 6, but the information wasn’t released till just recently, along with a picture of him in training (to right). A source explained that he’d... More »

Celebrity News
Wall: 1, Jae Hee: 0
by | May 12, 2008 | 28 Comments
Owww. While at work filming his current KBS series Three Dads, One Mom on May 11, Jae Hee was injured and required nine stitches. Ironically, the scene he was shooting took place in a hospital. In the scene, Kyung Tae (Shin Sung Rok’s character) is stabbed and Jae Hee’s character... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Someone give that makeup guy a raise
by | May 11, 2008 | 25 Comments
I’m a few weeks late to this news, but I haven’t seen this pic floating around yet (forgive me if you already have): So Ji Sub (yes, this one and, unfortunately, also this one) dons the role of a spirit in upcoming Japanese film Gegege no Kitaro. The movie releases... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: May 11, 2008
by | May 11, 2008 | 28 Comments
Jang Dong Gun recently revealed in an entertainment program segment that he’d taken a minimum fee for acting in art-house director Kim Ki-duk‘s The Coast Guard in 2002. At the time (and now too) Jang commanded top dollar — several million dollars per film — but gave it up because... More »

Celebrity News
So… tired… balloons… too heavy…
by | May 10, 2008 | 38 Comments
And it’s no wonder. Six of Super Junior‘s members (Lee Teuk, Kang In, Shin Dong, Sung Min, Eun Hyuk and Ye Sang — just don’t ask me who’s who) participated in the 2008 Hope Marathon, walking the streets of Seoul for twenty-four hours. The marathon was part of SBS’s “Hope... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kimonos and national treasures
by | May 10, 2008 | 12 Comments
Since May 7, the upcoming drama When Night Falls has been filming in Japan; lead actress Kim Sun Ah wears a kimono (above) while filming on location in the city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. (I suppose the more literal title translation is “Every Time Night Falls.”) The actress attended... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Yuna in a rare off-the-ice performance
by | May 9, 2008 | 24 Comments
Wow, that was fast. World-famous figure skater (and reigning — two-time — world bronze medalist) Kim Yuna showed her little-known singing skills when she recorded a segment as a guest on SBS’s new program The Star Show on May 8. The segment is to be broadcast on the May 12... More »

Kpop News
Artist profile and free giveaway: OLDFISH
by | May 9, 2008 | 189 Comments
All right, new Dramabeans game! Based on several suggestions made in my recent song repost thread, I’m trying out the idea of profiling some indie/underrated Korean musicians outside the sphere of general kpop music, with songs and background information and such as. I don’t know how often I’ll do these,... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #29
by | May 9, 2008 | 33 Comments
  Been so busy with work and such that I’m totally behind on the news. At this point I think I know more about the Korean entertainment sphere than my local news. This must be rectified. (Or must it?) I wish I could freeze time. Remember that ’80s TV show... More »

Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 9
by | May 8, 2008 | 21 Comments
How can you not love this couple? Okay, they’re not perfect — but they do have really cute chemistry. Maybe it’s my particular love of guys with goofy senses of humor, but Jae Bin is such a great combination of immature and mature, silliness and gravity, confidence and insecurity. I’m... More »

Drama Casting & News
Spotlight on MBC’s Spotlight
by | May 8, 2008 | 21 Comments
Taking up the time slot previously occupied by Who Are You?, MBC’s next big series is gearing up for its broadcast: Spotlight, starring Sohn Yejin in her return to television (she was last seen on TV in 2006′s Alone in Love, after which she acted in three movies: Open City,... More »