Lee Hong Ki in Talks to Join Hong Sisters Fantasy Drama Hwayugi

I’m getting more and more optimistic and excited with every new casting news on the Hong Sisters next drama Hwayugi, based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West. The latest name bandied about is idol-actor Lee Hong Ki who is up for the role of the Pig role (Zhu Ba Jie), which leaves only the fourth member of the traveling west quartet of the Sand demon character to be filled. If accepted Lee Hong Ki would join Lee Seung Gi as the Monkey King, Oh Yeon Seo in a gender flipped Monk, and Cha Seung Won as the cool and handsome version of the Bull Demon King. I’m loving this cast, even my initial trepidition on Oh Yeon Seo is gone because she’s still an experienced actress and in the right role and cast can be restrained enough. Hwayugi is currently slated for a December premiere on cable network tvN. Continue reading

Louis Vuitton Event in Seoul Brings Out Top Stars Gong Yoo, Cha Seung Won, and Many More

The high end couture house that is Louis Vuitton hasn’t stage as many celeb filled events in recent months in Seoul but hit a motherlode of top star sightings with this week’s store exhibition opening. Mega popular actor Gong Yoo … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Dethrones Jeon Ji Hyun in Top Spot for 2016 Annual Poll of Most Popular CF Star in South Korea

Congrats is in store for yet another accomplishment for this year’s Hallyu star breakout Song Joong Ki. already a well known and acclaimed young actor in South Korea but reached a much wider stage this year with the success of … Continue reading

Hyun Bin, Kim Sun Ah, Cha Seung Won and More Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Luck-Key

The VIP movie premiere for the Yoo Hae Jin and Lee Joon identity swapping movie Luck-Key is a quite a treat for the adoring fans in attendance as many big names showed up. My favorite squee moment was seeing Kim … Continue reading

Season 4 of Three Meals a Day Sends Fishing Village Cast Plus Nam Joo Hyuk to Gochang Countryside

I love Three Meals a Day, its a reality show that conceptually shouldn’t work because it sounds so boring, yet with the right cast, guest stars, and deft directing the entire endeavor comes off as a warm soothing meal for … Continue reading

All of Kim Eun Sook’s Drama Leading Men Assembled in a Visual Walk Down Memory Lane

As top Korean drama screenwriter Kim Eun Sook preps for her next drama airing at the end of 2016, having lined up leading man Gong Yoo (squeeee!), it’s a good time as any to do a catalog of all the … Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading

Jeon Ji Hyun and Suzy Maintain the One-Two Spot in Poll of Fan Favorite Korean CF Stars

The ranking of fan favorite Korea CF stars are out for 2015 as polled by the Korean Advertising Association, and the one-two spots from last year in 2014 remain unchanged. Come hell or high water, at this point Jeon Ji … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading

TV Report Publishes 2015 Industry Insider Power Rankings of K-drama Actors and Actresses

The 2015 TV Report drama actors and actress power list is out, an annual survey the publication has done since 2013. The survey is compiled by the vote of the Korean drama industry’s top 30 PDs at the main three … Continue reading