Weekly News Update: February 26- March 3, 2012

This was a relatively quiet week for celebrity news.


  • Moon Chae Won is having a fan meeting in Seoul at the end of March. 
  • Kim Bum is diagnosed with osteoarthritis after the extreme dieting he did to shed 11 kilograms (24 pounds) for his role in Padam Padam (read more)


  • Finally KBS’s Equator Man has a cast, whom Uhm Tae-woong (Dancing Queen), Lee Jun Hyuk (City Hunter), Lee Hyun-woo (God of Study), and Im Siwan (The Moon that Embraces the Sun). (read more)
  • After the drama has been put on hold since 2010, the fusion medical sageuk series Faith is setting an August broadcast with SBS. This is not the final date yet since negotiations are still ongoing. (read more)
  • Can Love Become Money, previously For the Emperor, starring Yeon Jung Hoon premieres on cable channel MBN beginning March 3.
  • Another show that got a name change is The King, which is now known by King 2 Hearts. They had their first script read already and some stills have been released as well.  (read more and more)
  • The Rooftop Prince similarly promoted the drama. I will post a separate entry for this soon.
  • Song Seung-heon‘s Time Slip Dr. Jin will be broadcasted in MBC instead of initial reports with Channel A.
  • Another drama in MBC that I will be watching would be the fantasy-saeguk Arang, starring Shin Mina (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho) and the recently discharged Lee Jun Ki (Iljimae, Hero). The premise is a ghost who seeks revenge with the help of a magistrate. (read more)
  • Channel A will have another drama called The Ultimate Audition. The premise is the idol world wherein Ko Eun-ah has to dress up like a man and pose as a male idol.
  • Aside from MBC, KBS Labor Union is having a strike, demanding the resignation of KBS President, Kim In Kyu on March 3. It will affect various programs such as New 1 Night, 2 Days. (read more)


  • Gabi is set when coffee was first introduced to Korea. Russian sharpshooter Illichi (Joo Jin-Mo) and Joseon’s first barista Danya (Kim So-Yeon) are manipulated by Sadako (Yoo-Sun) in an intricate plot to assassinate King Gojong (Park Hee-Soon). They released new stills and special poster (read more)
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