Chungmuro/Film News
Blue Dragon Awards 2008
by | November 20, 2008 | 77 Comments
Kim Haneul and Kang Ji-hwan Did the Blue Dragon Awards sneak up on us this year or what? As one of the largest year-end awards shows, the Blue Dragon always tends to draw out a good number of A-listers, and we saw plenty of them out on the red carpet... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae becomes a cop for Miracle
by | November 20, 2008 | 7 Comments
After earning lots of accolades for her last movie, the Vietnam War film You’re Far Away [님은 먼 곳에], 28-year-old Su Ae is taking on a cop role for her next project. The movie is The Miracle [기적] and will be directed by Han Hyun-seok (his previous work includes short... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
It may be their world, but I’m no longer with it
by | November 19, 2008 | 80 Comments
All right: After the third time trying to get through Episode 6, I think The World We Live In recaps are toast. Sorry, folks! I really thought I’d be able to stick it out, but a combination of not feeling the series, mixed with a general ennui, has convinced me... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
First look at Peppermint
by | November 19, 2008 | 11 Comments
Following the end of Yoon Do-hyun’s Love Letter, KBS is all set to launch another music variety program, Lee Hana’s Peppermint, which shot its first episode on November 18. Host Lee Hana took the opportunity to perform a few songs at the piano, including the Carpenters tune to be used... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung to take on her first sageuk
by | November 19, 2008 | 20 Comments
Go Hyun-jung (What’s Up Fox) is a kdrama veteran, but she’s about to make her sageuk debut only now in MBC’s large-scale sageuk drama Queen Seon-deok. This will mark her television return after her previous series, the cop drama HIT. Queen Seon-dok will be scripted by Kim Young-hyun (Hit, Dae... More »


Celebrity News
Starting a new career with a new name
by | November 19, 2008 | 28 Comments
I’d wondered why actor Kim Nam-gil, who had gone by the name “Lee Han” for the past few years, suddenly reverted to a different name, particularly when his career was beginning to take off. He was “Lee Han” until his role in 2008’s Public Enemy Returns, after which point he... More »


Celebrity News
Ara, foiled!
by | November 18, 2008 | 26 Comments
Ara poses for the December issue of fashion mag Singles. I dunno — armed and dangerous? Or slack-jawed and dull-eyed? Tags: Go Ara, photo shoots... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Sung-min tells his side of the story
by | November 18, 2008 | 53 Comments
Deceased actress Choi Jin-shil’s ex-husband Jo Sung-min is changing his mind regarding the fight for child custody and inheritance rights (perhaps after the continued public outcry). We’ve mostly been presented with the issue from Choi’s side, with her brother and mother speaking out to retain custody of the kids, bringing... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Press conference No. 2 for Disturbance in Her Barroom
by | November 18, 2008 | 17 Comments
*drool* I’d already posted about the upcoming comic sageuk film Disturbance in Her Barroom (check that post out for video, stills, and the first production press conference), but there were so many lovely pictures of star Lee Jung-jae at the press gathering on the 18th that I had to share.... More »


Celebrity News
Moon Geun-young targeted by netizen slander
by | November 17, 2008 | 74 Comments
You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. Or, in Moon Geun-young‘s case, you’re damned (by netizens) if you donate regularly to help those in need, with your intentions constantly called into question. After being lauded as an “angel of kindness” by many, Moon currently finds herself the... More »


Celebrity News
Shinji: Devoted to her work or overworked?
by | November 17, 2008 | 11 Comments
Shinji (Unstoppable High Kick) had been hospitalized on November 3 for kidney inflammation and infection, but was released today — not because she’s fully recovered, but to make it to a recording of SBS’s variety program TV Animal Farm. Her management (Trifecta Entertainment) conceded that “because she is not yet... More »