Celebrity News
Magazine-happy Won Bin
by | October 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
November and December are going to be busy months for Won Bin — at least on the magazine covers. The Taegukgi actor will be featured in not one, not two, but five well-known Asian fashion magazines in the span of several months. He’s already done one shoot with luxury brand... More »

Celebrity News
Two more actors head off for army training
by | October 27, 2008 | 26 Comments
As announced, two actors joined the ranks of their enlisted entertainment brethren in fulfilling their mandatory military obligation on October 27. Voluntary air force enlister, the 25-year-old Ohn Joo-wan (My Mighty Princess, The Peter Pan Formula), and 29-year-old gentle-faced actor Ryu Soo-young (Bad Couple, Seoul 1945) both said their goodbyes... More »

Celebrity News
Japanese fans crowd to see Go Soo
by | October 27, 2008 | 5 Comments
Go Soo (Green Rose, Piano) is getting ready for his first Japanese fanmeeting after serving his army duty (he was released on April 25), to take place in Tokyo on November 1. The event will accommodate an estimated 2,000 fans, with the space filled to capacity, no doubt an effect... More »

Drama Casting & News
Return of Iljimae unveils promo poster
by | October 26, 2008 | 28 Comments
How gorgeous is that promo shot or what? It reminds me of the whimsical artwork of old-school Final Fantasy, doesn’t it? Somehow it manages to be fantasy-like, but not too weak or caricaturish. Talk about changing my mind, both firmly and quickly. MBC’s Return of Iljimae has managed to do... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kwon Sang-woo drops film, pisses off production
by | October 26, 2008 | 27 Comments
Newly wedded Kwon Sang-woo (Fate, Bad Love) has dropped out at the last minute of what would have been his next film project, My Love By My Side, and criticism is building. Apparently Kwon had made every commitment to appear in the project save for putting his seal on the... More »

Kpop News
Band of Brothers re-creates the Beatles
by | October 26, 2008 | 14 Comments
Um, kinda. Cable channel Mnet premiered its new show on October 25, Band of Brothers, in which Super Junior members Kang-in and Hee-chul, and Trax boys Jay and Jung-mo, decided to come together Beatles-style. First, they adopted the early-Beatles look with the straight-cut hair and the black suits, with Hee-chul... More »

Celebrity News
Ohn Joo-wan volunteers for early service
by | October 26, 2008 | 9 Comments
And the guys keep dropping off to enlist. This time the enlistee is going off a little earlier than most entertainers (while normal civilians tend to get it over with in their early twenties, a lot of celebrities, loath to interrupt career momentum, push it off as long as possible... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Size 55″ Jang Nara
by | October 26, 2008 | 15 Comments
Actress-singer Jang Nara (mostly singer in recent years) is making her acting comeback. She talked about her newest role on October 25 while participating at the new Seoul Hallyu Festival, and explained that she is currently preparing for her next film, a comedy that will begin filming at the end... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
How to get on “Yoon Do-hyun’s Love Letter”
by | October 25, 2008 | 7 Comments
Reader Sheryl (and I!) would like to thank everyone who offered such great suggestions when she asked about fun things to do in Seoul. Sheryl says, “I have actually kinda figured out how to get tickets for Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter and thought the least I can do as... More »

Celebrity News
See Seoul through Bae Doo-na’s eyes
by | October 25, 2008 | 4 Comments
Although any stars profess to an interest in photography (Yoon Kye-sang, Park Ji-yoon, So Ji-sub et al.), Bae Doo-na appears on the more serious end of the spectrum. The 29-year-old actress and amateur photographer is releasing her third volume of photoessays in early November. Titled Doo-na’s Seoul Fun [서울놀이], the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Child star Seo Shin-ae takes on new role, new adversities
by | October 25, 2008 | 8 Comments
The little girl who stole viewers’ hearts as the precocious HIV-stricken Bom in last year’s Thank You, ten-year-old Seo Shin-ae, is returning to television in KBS’s new daily drama Glory of Youth, playing the youngest child in a family growing up in the 1960s. In the drama, Seo is the... More »