Celebrity News
Shinhwa to lose its second member to military service
by | October 22, 2008 | 9 Comments
One down, four more to go. (Shin Hye-sung is exempt due to a bum knee.) Following Eric‘s departure earlier this month, Shinhwa singer and actor Kim Dong-wan (The Person I Love, Taekwon Boys) will be enlisting for army duty on November 17. According to his management, he is currently busy... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 22, 2008 | 67 Comments
I knew Love & Marriage would end on a happy note, and that nothing totally unexpected would come in the last hour. But I was still pleasantly surprised with how well the drama wrapped up its romance — even managing to pull out a bit of cleverness to keep the... More »

Celebrity News
Honey Lee pals around with famous friends
by | October 22, 2008 | 19 Comments
Former Miss Korea (also Miss Universe finalist, classical musician and Seoul University-educated) Honey Lee recently posted up new photos in her mini-homepage taken in New York, which is attracting notice for the inclusion of two famous faces: ex-Fin.K.L. singer Ok Joo-hyun (above, with Honey Lee) and actress Kim Tae-hee (below).... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyo-joo cast as Jaejoong’s love interest
by | October 22, 2008 | 22 Comments
Remember how DBSK’s Hero Jaejoong was all set for his acting debut in the joint Korea-Japan project, Heaven’s Postman? His co-star has been cast, and it’s Iljimae‘s Han Hyo-joo. The series is notable for its famous Japanese drama writer Kitagawa Eriko (Long Vacation) and its I’m Sorry, I Love You... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo makes a surprising(ly hot?) Iljimae
by | October 21, 2008 | 66 Comments
O_O This is a PURELY SUPERFICIAL judgment, but looking at the newly released stills of Jung Il-woo dressed as Iljimae (above), I start to feel hope for MBC’s upcoming The Return of Iljimae. If you’d asked me months ago whether Lee Junki or Jung Il-woo would have looked better as... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Where Kim Bum leads, Yoo Seung-ho follows
by | October 21, 2008 | 10 Comments
I recently made the comparison between Kim Bum in East of Eden (“little Song Seung-heon”) to Yoo Seung-ho in Legend (“Korea’s Little Brother,” with his So Ji-sub-ian looks), and now they’re starring in a film together. The film is titled “71” and takes as its backdrop real events of the... More »

Celebrity News
Your Pieces by Tablo
by | October 21, 2008 | 22 Comments
Tablo‘s previously announced collection of short stories, named Your Pieces, is rousing strong interest. According to the publishing company, internet pre-orders started last week, and the volume shot up to the top 10 in just five short hours. Over the weekend, it occupied the top seller spot — and the... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Return of Iljimae
by | October 21, 2008 | 31 Comments
To differentiate itself from the SBS Iljimae that aired earlier this year, MBC is unveiling a new name for its version: The Return of Iljimae. (The title is meant to avoid confusion with the Lee Junki drama, but I think it’s equally confusing. Who wants to bet there’s still a... More »

Celebrity News
Fashion Week runway features Lee Yeon-hee
by | October 21, 2008 | 14 Comments
The runway show for designer Jo Sung-kyung at Seoul’s Fashion Week featured two actors leading the pack of fashion moddles, East of Eden‘s Lee Yeon-hee and Women In the Sun‘s Jung Kyeo-woon (also of La Dolce Vita). The show took place on the afternoon of October 21 at the Seoul... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: October 20, 2008
by | October 20, 2008 | 24 Comments
Actor Lee Wan (Insoon is Pretty) revealed on a Yashimmanman episode taped on October 20 that Kim Tae-hee (above) doesn’t look so hot when at home and that she’s prettier onscreen than in person. Spoken like a true kid brother out to annoy big sis. East of Eden is killing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Main cast almost complete for Cain & Abel
by | October 20, 2008 | 14 Comments
Although the media is careful to say the details aren’t finalized, they are reporting that Han Ji-min (Capital Scandal, Yi San) is on the shortlist to fill out the main cast of SBS’s Cain & Abel. Either she is really close to being cast, or the media is jumping the... More »