Joo Ji Hoon Takes Over for Song Joong Ki in Kingdom and Additional Heavyweights In Talks to Join

The casting trading card game is moving fast with this one, which makes sense as filming is scheduled to commence in early October. A day after news that Song Joong Ki has ultimately passed on headlining screenwriter Kim Eun Hee‘s next drama Kingdom, a new leading man has been found in Joo Ji Hoon. He’s been primarily doing movies for the last 5 years, with only Mask being his most recent drama and it was back in 2015, but I think he’s a surprising but quite intriguing choice to do a sageuk thriller with zombie scares. Also in talks to join are Ryu Seung Ryong and Bae Doo Na, confirming that Kim Eun Hee is striving to make a dark serious drama and isn’t touching inexperienced rookies or idol-actors with a ten foot pole. Kingdom is slated as an 8-episode drama streaming on Netflex mid-2018. Continue reading

First Look at Suzy’s Period K-movie The Sound of a Flower with Award Winning Actor Ryu Seung Ryong

Suzy‘s casting as the female lead opposite Kim Woo Bin in 2016’s highly anticipated  melodrama Arbitrarily Fond by screenwriter Lee Kyung Hee has certainly garnered buzz, but it’s a mixed bag that seems to be the typical reaction following any … Continue reading

Korea CF Power Rankings for January 2015 Provide Popularity Snapshot of the Year So Far

I thought the three long haired ladies would remain 1-2-3 for the foreseeable future but already one very well-loved variety superstar has wedged himself between them to start of 2015. The rankings are out for the month of January 2015 … Continue reading

Top 10 CF Stars in Korea for October 2014 Reveals the Entire Year Popular Trend

I don’t cover the monthly Korean Advertising Agency rankings for top CF stars in Korea since it mostly stays the same from month to month. But the end of 2014 is right around the corner and a quick glance at … Continue reading

K-stars Including Jung Woo Sung and Lee Jung Jae in InStyle Korea for Good Downloader Campaign

It’s the 5th year the Korean entertainment industry has run its annual Good Downloader Campaign aimed at curbing piracy and illegal downloads. Good luck with that, but the campaign always gets the most famous and gorgeous stars to participate and … Continue reading

Winners and Pretty Outfits from the 49th Baeksang Awards

Kim Min Hee is having arguably the best year of her life – she’s the newest Best Actress (Film) winner at the just completed 49th Baeksang Awards, and her newly outed relationship with Jo In Sung lit up the news … Continue reading

K-stars Attend Masquerade Movie Premiere Starring Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo

This is about as high wattage as it gets for movie premieres in South Korea. The upcoming Joseon-era sageuk movie Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King (English title Masquerade) starring Lee Byung Hun, Han Hyo Joo, and Ryu Seung Ryong … Continue reading

Twelve Critically Acclaimed Actors in the Anniversary Edition of Vogue Korea

Woah, Mamma Mia! To celebrate its 16th anniversary in publication, Vogue Korea rounded up a who’s who of Korean male actors ranging from the esteemed veteran (Ahn Sung Ki) to the youngest little wunderkind (that would be Yoo Seung Ho). … Continue reading