Celebrity News
News bites: April 5, 2008
by | April 5, 2008 | 30 Comments
On the April 4 broadcast of MBC’s Section TV, Lee Da Hae listed Taiwanese actor-singer-producer Jay Chou as an actor she’d like to work with. Asked why she chose him, she explained, “The first thing is personality. I wonder if we’d be a good match.” I’m sure she means that... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Hyun Jae, bracing self for public outcry
by | April 4, 2008 | 37 Comments
Hmm. Looks like Jo Hyun Jae is in some hot water. The actor recently starred in the film GP506 (which the above pic is from; it’s not a real army pic) and currently stars in the new drama Three Dads, One Mom (for which I’m holding off judgment till I... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #24
by | April 4, 2008 | 18 Comments
  I actually came upon this link from Boing Boing, but check out this woman’s site. Going by the moniker ‘komusin’ (or gomushin, aka old-fashioned rubber shoes), the artist takes everyday photos and adds her own quirky illustrations. They’re adorable: http://komusin.pe.kr (photos are posted, message-board style, under the third tab... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 10
by | April 3, 2008 | 33 Comments
I don’t think I can overstate how much I LOVE JEALOUS SEUNG HYO. I think the whole jealousy thing is one of those common female fantasies — a pain in the ass in real life, but for some reason so much fun in fiction. And, the rules evolve yet again!... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun Young returns to dramas; the sageuk revival continues
by | April 3, 2008 | 27 Comments
It looks like we’ve got a lot of upcoming dramas garnering some buzz from the high profiles of the actors and producers attached. (There’s Daemool with Go Hyun Jung, Kwon Sang Woo; Rivals with Chae Rim; Beethoven Virus with Kim Myung Min, Lee Jia and PD Lee Jae Kyu; Iljimae... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 9
by | April 2, 2008 | 31 Comments
Fun fun fun. The series is getting more interesting, I think. Or maybe that’s just because I’m a fool for romantic developments, which is a big theme in today’s episode. SONG OF THE DAY G.O.D. – “모르죠” (Don’t know). Can’t have a Yoon Kye Sang drama and not post a... More »


Celebrity News
Brown-Eyed Girls love layered tops, hope, and you
by | April 2, 2008 | 6 Comments
  R&B pop singers Brown-Eyed Girls record their contribution to the “Hope Song,” which includes participation from other idol groups like Girls Generation, SS501, Super Junior, and Jewelry. Proceeds of the song (on sale in May) will be donated to charitable organizations. Tags: singers... More »


Drama Casting & News
“Friend” gets the drama treatment
by | April 1, 2008 | 10 Comments
Huh. They’re remaking the 2001 film Friend [친구 Chingu] — starring superstar Jang Dong Gun — into a drama?? The original film had earned widespread praise, both domestically and internationally, as well as breaking records with its more than 8 million tickets sold. It was, at the time, the top-grossing... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jia trades in her shortbow for a violin bow
by | April 1, 2008 | 42 Comments
Joining Kim Myung Min in the upcoming MBC drama Beethoven Virus is Lee Jia, the Korean-American who made a huge splash with her acting debut as Bae Yong Joon’s love interest Sujini in last year’s fantasy-historical epic Legend [Taewangsashingi]. In Beethoven Virus, Kim Myung Min portrays a strong-willed, perfectionist orchestra... More »


Celebrity News
Park Yong Ha embraces his inner polka-dotted geek
by | March 31, 2008 | 22 Comments
He may portray a curt, no-nonsense television PD in his role on On Air, but it’s geek chic for the fashion magazines — Park Yong Ha takes on round-rimmed glasses and a casual, just-rolled-out-of-bed image for April’s Elle issue. Tags: Park Yong-ha, photo shoots... More »


Celebrity News
One Fine Day with Sung Yuri
by | March 31, 2008 | 39 Comments
Over the weekend, Sung Yuri held her first solo fanmeeting in her ten-year-long career (having pursued her acting after gaining her start as part of pop girl band Fin.K.L.). (An aside: Sung Yuri’s had a tough time gaining recognition as an actress, but I’ve been seeing articles floating around in... More »