Celebrity News
A king’s welcome for Legend’s king Yonsama
by | May 30, 2008 | 65 Comments
Bae Yong Joon arrives in Japan to an adoring crowd of approximately six thousand fans, many of whom spent the previous night at the airport to await their cult leader idol star. Other cast members (including Moon Sori, Philip Lee, Park Sung Woong and Lee Jia) were also on hand,... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #32
by | May 30, 2008 | 25 Comments
  So, who enjoyed their short week? I have to make the half-shameful admission that the highlight of my TV-viewing experience this week wasn’t a kdrama for once (meh, they’re so boring right now) but the return of So You Think You Can Dance. I wasn’t even aware it was... More »


Celebrity News
Unbalanced partnerships equal book sales, or so goes the hope
by | May 29, 2008 | 5 Comments
Oh, pleeez. Kim Ah Joong is putting out a book and has announced plans to donate proceeds to a hospital for handicapped children. She’s co-editing with Koryo University’s writing professor Kim Kwang Su, and the book Emotional Communication goes on sale on May 30. The book is described as dealing... More »


Drama Casting & News
Keeping his skills — and knives — honed
by | May 29, 2008 | 12 Comments
The cast of SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Gourmet chose Gangwon-do’s Vivaldi Park for their press conference on May 29, which included a display of some knife skills and cooking talents of two of the series’ leads, Kim Rae Won and Kwon Oh Joong. In the drama, Nam Sang Mi plays... More »


Drama Casting & News
They’d better hope third time’s the charm
by | May 28, 2008 | 18 Comments
Let’s choose to look at this positively and not as a sign of trouble, shall we? MBC’s long-awaited When Night Comes may have been garnering buzz for its lead stars Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Gun, but it’s had far less luck hanging on to its supporting actors. First,... More »


Celebrity News
Wedding photos for Jang Hyuk
by | May 28, 2008 | 76 Comments
With the ceremony still to go, photos have been released for actor and new father Jang Hyuk‘s upcoming June wedding to longtime girlfriend Kim Yeo Jin (34). The photos are being released now because the wedding itself will remain closed to the public, out of respect to his bride’s family... More »


Celebrity News
A pop star and two smiles
by | May 28, 2008 | 9 Comments
Shinhwa’s Andy joins the campaign promoting the adoption of handicapped children (also promoted by Kim Rae Won and other stars). He poses with 10-month-old girl Miso (“Smile”). At a photo studio in Seoul, May 26. No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
My soporific city, more like
by | May 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
SBS’s drama series My Sweet City held its press conference on May 27, and despite the project being described as a “premium drama,” it’s starting to sound kind of morose. My Sweet City stars Choi Kang Hee as a 31-year-old everyday working woman whose love interest is played by Lee... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Daemul on the skids
by | May 27, 2008 | 12 Comments
The high-profile (and high-budget) upcoming SBS drama Daemul (Big Fish), starring Go Hyun Jung and Kwon Sang Woo as a female president and a gigolo, is in danger of going bust. The series, originally planned for the second half of this year, has halted production. It’s having difficulty coming together;... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: May 26, 2008
by | May 26, 2008 | 16 Comments
Su Ae will have the distinction of being director Lee Joon Ik‘s first female lead actress after he made his name with male leads in The King and the Clown, Radio Star, and The Happy Life. In You’re Far Away [님은 먼곳에], she’s a woman who becomes a traveling performer... More »


Celebrity News
Is Lee Jia who she says she is?
by | May 26, 2008 | 28 Comments
Suspicions are swirling around Lee Jia and whether her name and age and public persona are entirely faked by her agency. Age and name altering are nothing new to the biz, but it’s the strangeness of her agency BOF’s response that’s encouraging rumors. When asked whether her name and age... More »