Theater/Musicals
To be or not to be Lee Ji-hoon
by | September 20, 2008 | 13 Comments
Singer and actor Lee Ji-hoon (You’re My Destiny, Hello Miss) is wrapping up his role of the Prince of Denmark in the musical production of Hamlet and had a few thoughts on the experience playing one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters. And while I’d like to make some thoughtful commentary... More »


Celebrity News
I hope that numero is uno
by | September 20, 2008 | 11 Comments
(Yeah I know, it should more accurately be numéro un, but that’s just not as funny.) Actor Kang Dong-won took some time away from his busy film schedule to show off his fashion sense in October’s Numéro Homme Korea magazine. (His last film was 2007’s much-lauded M; his latest, Jeon... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 4
by | September 20, 2008 | 23 Comments
GRR. Did you know that some companies in China are adding fertilizer to their baby formula? I mean, I am not a nutritionist, but I’m pretty fucking sure that infants (or normal adults) are not meant to withstand pure nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium salts. It’s one thing when big companies knowingly coerce third... More »


Celebrity News
Han Ga-in’s Bubble Song
by | September 19, 2008 | 19 Comments
First, Samsung promoted its Hauzen refrigerator by bringing in Yoon Eun-hye and Lee Dong-gun to sing their version of the “Salad Song,” taken from indie-pop-electronica band Humming Urban Stereo‘s original “Salad Days” song. Now, they’ve got Han Ga-in shilling the Hauzen Bubble washing machine with what is becoming known as... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Go Go 70 prepares to premiere
by | September 19, 2008 | 9 Comments
(Does anyone else hear the words “Go go” and find yourself immediately tempted to singsong out, “…Power Rangers!”?) The three leads of the disco-era movie Go Go 70 (Jo Seung-woo, Shin Mina, and Cha Seung-woo) came out to promote their new film on September 19. In the film, Jo Seung-woo... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #48
by | September 19, 2008 | 17 Comments
  Oh man, I woke up this morning thinking it was Thursday. Totally threw myself off. On one hand, yay Friday! On the other, crap, I (fake-)lost an entire day (kinda, mentally)! I hate when I fake-lose things.   SONG OF THE DAY Jolie Holland – “Pure Imagination.” I caught... More »


Celebrity News
BFFs Hyo-jin and Doo-na
by | September 19, 2008 | 19 Comments
Gong + Bae = Best friends 4-eva! Bae Doo-na and Gong Hyo-jin, both known for their eclectic and fashion-forward style senses as well as their film and drama roles over the years, are also good pals and have been for the past decade. Now they’re showing their friendship in —... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 3
by | September 18, 2008 | 18 Comments
Was asked by random stranger for places to purchase cosmetics. Realized that I actually don’t know. Sevenses = PHAIL at being a girl. Bae Yong Gi, of cabaret trumpet fame. SONG OF THE DAY Persona – “Ending” [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Behind the scenes on Director Gu’s set
by | September 18, 2008 | 8 Comments
Following her last drama, Strongest Chil Woo, actress Gu Hye-sun is now turning her attentions to her pet project: her directing debut. The short film project written and directed by Gu is named The Cheerful Caretaker and deals with the sobering topic of euthanasia. Gu updated her personal mini-homepage on... More »


Celebrity News
Fender-bending Lee Chun-hee
by | September 18, 2008 | 6 Comments
Actor Lee Chun-hee (Humming, Only You) has been in a car accident, but don’t worry, it’s not a serious one. Thank goodness; after the recent spate of celebrity deaths, we don’t need any more bad news. (Not that we ever need bad news.) The actor’s accident occurred on the 16th... More »


Celebrity News
Boho (and hobo) chic in Marie Claire
by | September 18, 2008 | 14 Comments
Okay, so Jung Ryeo-won kinda looks like she’s channeling the concept Bozo Goes Shopping here, and the color palette kinda makes this look like a ’70s catalog, and she still looks like she’s drastically underweight. But aside from the weight issue (seriously — there’s slender, and then there’s scary), I... More »