Celebrity News
Drug scandal gets Joo Ji-hoon banned from KBS
by | May 6, 2009 | 98 Comments
After actor Joo Ji-hoon (Antique, Goong) was named in the recent drug scandal for recreational drug use of ecstasy and ketamine (which got the main supplier, actress Yoon Seol-hee, tossed into jail along with her financial enabler Yeh Hak-young), Joo was the center of the ensuing media frenzy. He was... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok unveils its leading man
by | May 6, 2009 | 66 Comments
Finally! We’ve seen the ladies of the historical drama Queen Seon-deok, now we finally have a peek at Uhm Tae-woong in his first sageuk role. (Stills have already been released for his becostumed co-stars Lee Yo-won as queen and Go Hyun-jung as court lady Mi-shil.) OH! I just realized —... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Man Who Can’t Get Married script reading and press day
by | May 6, 2009 | 75 Comments
Ji Jin-hee, Kim So-eun The Man Who Can’t Get Married [결혼 못하는 남자] is a new KBS series that will replace Story of a Man come June. You may already know that it is based on the popular Japanese drama Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (which means “man who can’t get married”),... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Jin-wook’s off to the army
by | May 6, 2009 | 47 Comments
And another actor heads to fulfill his mandatory military service. This time it’s Lee Jin-wook, the 27-year-old actor from dramas like Air City, Rivals, Smile Again, and Someday. Still, despite a decent filmography built up since his 2003 debut as a Panasonic ad model, he’s unfortunately destined to spend the... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Tae-woo’s vintage-style wedding photos
by | May 5, 2009 | 75 Comments
Now, THIS is how to take an eye-catching, memorable wedding photo. Not that there’s anything wrong with the standard types of tux-n-white-gown photos we normally see, but these vintage-style shots featuring actor Jung Tae-woo and his fiancée Jang In-hee are beautiful and interesting, as well as being out of the... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: May 5, 2009
by | May 5, 2009 | 35 Comments
Philip Lee of “Story of a Man” Must be a slow news week. I keep looking through the latest articles, and while there IS news being posted, none of it really interests me enough to write it up on its own. But that’s what News Bites are for! For instance:... More »

Celebrity News
Author Gu Hye-sun holds fan-signing for Tango
by | May 5, 2009 | 62 Comments
Actress-turned-writer Gu Hye-sun published her novel Tango last month, and it has been selling briskly. The actress is even holding a fan-signing event, which will be held on May 10. It’s doing so well that plans have been announced to adapt the novel to a manhwa as well. I think... More »

Drama Recaps
Strike Love (MBC)
by | May 4, 2009 | 45 Comments
(I know, I used the same picture in the previous post about this drama, but this version of the poster looks cleaner and cooler.) I watched MBC’s new weekend baseball drama, Strike Love [2009 외인구단], without any preconceived notions or expectations. I never read the original comic on which it... More »

Celebrity News
Fashionistas go for a Green Ride
by | May 4, 2009 | 28 Comments
Clothing brand Benetton is launching its “Green Ride Campaign,” with five fashionistas providing the face to their promotional ads: Jung Ryeo-won, above (Ja Myung Go); Gong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush); Kang Hye-jung (Why Did You Come To My Home?); Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul); and model-singer Jang Yoon-ju. As part... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 8
by | May 3, 2009 | 76 Comments
HOLY SCHEISSE THERE IS SO MUCH AWESOME IN THIS EPISODE. This episode was harder to write up because this drama is so dense, packed not only with information but meaningful details, that it feels like such a waste to skip talking about any of them, and that results in waaaay... More »

Celebrity News
Moon Geun-young celebrates 22nd birthday
by | May 3, 2009 | 58 Comments
Moon Geun-young (Tale of Two Sisters, Painter of the Wind) celebrated her 22nd birthday with a group of 700 fans, and it sure looked like she had a good time. The birthday fanmeeting took place on May 2 in Seoul at Moon’s current school, Sungkyunkwan University, where she studies Korean... More »