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Chungmuro/Film News
49th Grand Bell Awards
by | October 30, 2012 | 87 Comments
‘Tis the season: Awards time is upon us! And beware of the massive photo-dump that awaits you. Here we are with the red carpet of today’s (er, yesterday in Korea) 49th Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards), one of the big film ceremonies of the year. Coming up later this year is another of the big... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 25, 2011 | 65 Comments
Awards, awards, awards! Friday, November 25, was the night of the 2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards, and — no surprise — the winners list was dominated by one of the biggest films of the year, sageuk-action-thriller Bow: The Ultimate Weapon. The film is a David and Goliath story of one man (Park Hae-il) taking down... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
16th Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 6, 2011 | 160 Comments
The 16th Busan International Film Festival opened on October 6, and the red carpet to the opening screening — So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo’s tragic romance Only You — was awash with stars. (For those of you used to seeing the festival called PIFF, it recently changed its spelling. The festival is in its 16th... More »

Drama Casting & News
Weekend drama Hooray For Love’s promo stills
by | July 9, 2011 | 54 Comments
MBC’s about to premiere a new weekend drama, Hooray For Love, which looks pretty cute if we’re going solely on the stills and promo shots that have been released. This is the drama Jae Hee (Three Dads, One Mom) and Jung Seok-won (Dr. Champ) had both dropped out of, and stepping in to replace them... More »

Drama Recaps
Manny: Episodes 1-2
by | April 17, 2011 | 111 Comments
Cable station tvN has entered the midweek prime-time fray with Manny, its new 16-episode romantic-comedy about a male live-in nanny who comes to care for the two kids of a single mom. He’s the consummate pro, she’s the frazzled careerwoman, and together they’ll clash and bicker and romance their way to true love. I was... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cable rom-com Manny premieres on tvN
by | April 13, 2011 | 70 Comments
Today marks the launch day of cable channel tvN’s prime-time drama Manny, which stars Seo Ji-seok (Gloria) as a top-rated Seoul nanny. And how cute is he with his charge? The boy almost looks like a little mini-me, with their matching curly hair and prosh outfits. Seo plays Yi-han, a live-in manny from New York... More »

Drama Casting & News
Manny has its love triangle
by | March 22, 2011 | 20 Comments
Another cast member has been added to the upcoming tvN drama Manny: model-actress Byun Jung-soo (Pasta), who reunites with her Bad Couple buddy, Choi Jung-yoon (Smile, You) — albeit as rivals, this time. The drama stars Seo Ji-seok (Gloria, OB-GYN) as a proud New Yorker who’s employed as Seoul’s top manny –a man nanny —... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Opening red carpet at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival
by | October 8, 2009 | 81 Comments
On October 8, the 14th Pusan International Film Festival, or PIFF, opened in Busan. (Yes, the city takes a different official spelling than the film festival. Blame inconsistent Romanization.) As the largest film festival in Korea, it drew a large list of attendees, as you can see from the long list of red-carpet walkers. It... More »

Celebrity News
Rain hosts, struts, sings, and dances at Six To Five launch
by | December 23, 2008 | 37 Comments
As previously mentioned, singer-dancer-actor-designer-CEO-“world star” Rain is coming out with his own fashion line, “Six to Five,” which he kicked off in style on the 23rd with a fashion show–launch party–mini concert. Trust Mr. Multihyphenate to give the same treatment to his big events. The launching party took place in Ilsan and was attended by... More »

Celebrity News
Kwon Sang-woo weds Sohn Tae-young (finally)
by | September 28, 2008 | 63 Comments
After all the hullaballo, Kwon Sang-woo finally married Sohn Tae-young today (September 28), and I for one am glad, since we won’t be having to hear about it anymore. The couple gave a press conference prior to the wedding, as the wedding itself was closed to the press. Sohn Tae-young wore a Kenneth Pool gown,... More »