Celebrity News
Share Happiness in Elle
by | November 30, 2008 | 12 Comments
Management company Yedang Entertainment has gotten a bunch of its star-clients into the December issue of Elle magazine under the photo-spread header “Share Happiness.” Included are East of Eden‘s Han Ji-hye (above), along with Lee Jung-jae (Disturbance In Her Barroom), Kim Sun-ah (When Night Comes), and Kim Haneul (On Air),... More »

Celebrity News
Update on Jang Jin-young’s cancer
by | November 29, 2008 | 9 Comments
Jang Jin-young, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in September, has spent the intervening time receiving treatment. She is now talking to press about her condition in her first interview since the diagnosis. In a phone interview with the MBC program News Who on November 29, the 34-year-old Jang said... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Peppermint losing viewers
by | November 29, 2008 | 5 Comments
Lee Hana’s Peppermint, the music-themed program that replaced the popular Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter, has dropped in the ratings since its premiere. The last episode of Love Letter drew a 4.7% rating, while Peppermint‘s premiere dropped to 4.3%. The second outing recorded a further drop down to 3.6%. Note:... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo strips for Family Honor
by | November 28, 2008 | 32 Comments
Are you watching SBS’s Family Honor? No? Will this shower scene from an upcoming episode featuring Park Shi-hoo (Iljimae) change your mind? The weekend drama is enjoying healthy ratings (its last episode on the 23rd garnered a 21.1% rating, according to AGB Nielsen Media). This particular episode showcasing Park Shi-hoo’s... More »

Celebrity News
Star creates her own font
by | November 28, 2008 | 21 Comments
Cookbooks, essays, short story collections, photography books — stars are constantly looking to expand their brand. And now, Gourmet actress Nam Sang-mi has… her own font? The font was unveiled this month on cyworld, and is styled after Nam’s own handwriting. It’s described as “cute” and bright, like the actress... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #59
by | November 28, 2008 | 30 Comments
  Everyone (in the U.S.) have a good Thanksgiving? Anyone going Black Friday shopping? Personally, the thought of getting out at the crack of dawn to fight hundreds of crazed bargain-hunting fiends over marginally lower prices for crap I can’t afford anyway has never appealed to me. (That, and I’m... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Rae-won gets back to the kitchen
by | November 28, 2008 | 8 Comments
At least in a figurative sense. Before Kim Rae-won took on the role of a young chef in Gourmet, he was reputed to be a fair cook in his own right. Now he’s revealed his own cookbook: Delicious Fare by Kim Rae-won. (The Korean title plays with the character names... More »

Celebrity News
Han and Theron meet at Dior
by | November 27, 2008 | 13 Comments
Eastern Barbie meets Western Barbie? Han Chae-young (of the upcoming Boys Before Flowers) poses with Hollywood glamour goddess Charlize Theron at the “Christian Dior and Chinese Artists” art exhibit in Beijing. The gala event took place at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art on the 15th; Theron is the spokesmodel... More »

Drama Casting & News
“World” gets a music video
by | November 27, 2008 | 13 Comments
The World They Live In is getting trounced in the ratings, but it’s still putting out a music video, perhaps in an attempt to raise its profile. (By the way, I’m working on getting guest recappers on board to take over the series, so if we’re lucky things may get... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ah-in surprises Antique viewers
by | November 27, 2008 | 8 Comments
Aw, isn’t he adorable? (Reminds me of Coffee Prince‘s Kim Dong-wook.) Yoo Ah-in (assassin Heuk San of Strongest Chil Woo) attended a screening of his latest movie, Antique, and surprised 200 excited fans with his unannounced appearance. After watching the movie, in which Yoo plays a former gifted boxer who... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Actress faces jail time for adultery
by | November 26, 2008 | 57 Comments
I hadn’t intended on posting about actress Ok So-ri‘s current adultery case, because South Korean law is one subject that I freely admit is beyond me. But the news has hit the international newswire, so here we go: The 39-year-old Ok, who enjoyed most of her popularity in the ’90s... More »