KImi Qiao’s Parents Suffer Online Blackmail with Spread of His Final Picture Taken During Police Investigation

Last week’s passing of Chinese singer-actor Kimi Qiao (Qiao Ren Liang) at the age of 28 years old from depression-induced suicide has rocked the entertainment industry but no one is more affected than his parents. He was an only child not to mention by all accounts a dutiful, considerate, and loving son, the type to call his mom that he was coming to see her but also telling her not to cook dinner as he was bringing food over.

This week Kimi’s poor dad had to go to the police to file a harassment, blackmail, and cyber crime report against an anonymous netizen who posted a picture taken by the police at the scene of Kimi’s passing, and demanded a payment before he would take down the picture and post. It’s the lowest of the low and made me heave in disgust and pain for his parents. There are also reportedly fake fansites asking for donations as well, so clearly the dredges of society remain ready to pounce. My heart goes out to Kimi’s parents and I hope Kimi’s rest and memory will not be disturbed further. Continue reading

SBS Delays Lee Young Ae’s Drama Saimdang to January 2017 After Not Getting Chinese Simulcast Approval

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The fallout from the Chinese spat with South Korea over THAAD is clearly continuing even after news coverage has died down since the heated summer months. The next casualty is the highly publicized fully pre-produced sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Dairy, … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook Take the 1-2 Position Atop the K-ent People Power List of 2016

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Even topping this poll once is cause for congratulations so this is certainly the cherry on top of K-actor Song Joong Ki‘s crazy year of popularity to rank number 1 in the Power People List of 2016. It’s the 47th … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Other Big Stars Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Asura Starring Jung Woo Sung, Hwang Jung Min, and Joo Ji Hoon

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The premiere of a male leads packed K-movie like Asura City of Madness is certainly going to bring out the bromance friends to support the cast. To even things out plenty of female stars also arrived for the red carpet … Continue reading