Jung Hae In Thanks Fans in First Statement After Baeksang Center of Photo Furor

I’m of two minds about the Jung Hae In controversy stemming from his center of photo position in the official winners picture. On one hand it’s not the biggest of deals even if he intentionally planted himself in the middle spot to milk his current It Boy fame. But it does color my impression of him and that’s hard to fully erase going forward, being thirsty for fame to the point of ignoring social protocol that is highly important in Korean culture makes him come off as arrogant and self-absorbed. His agency continues to stick with the story that Jung Hae In was directed to stand in the middle by the staff organizing the picture, which could be true except there are tons of instances with younger rising stars intentionally move away from the spotlight to defer to more senior stars.

In this case it wasn’t just Jung Hae In’s age it was also that he won the popularity award which is just a side thing compared to the winners of the best acting trophies. He’s certainly not doing himself any favors by not apologizing, sometimes just saying sorry goes a long way in smoothing things over even if one didn’t do the faux pas intentionally. This week Jung Hae In updated his SNS to share that he just finished the final filming for Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food, thanking his fans for supporting him, and promising to walk his given path. I think he’s shooting himself in the foot in the long run with this ignore the controversy approach but we’ll just have to wait and see. Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Drama and Movie Nominees Announced for the 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards

The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the SBS Drama Awards Daesang for Defendant and Lights Up the Event with Wife Lee Bo Young

The year end 2017 SBS Drama Awards was really the Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young show, with the married acting couple basically turning the event into their own lovey dovey showcase and honestly that’s fine with me. They are … Continue reading

Park Sang Joong Takes Home MBC 2017 Drama Award Daesang for Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People

MBC held its year end Drama Awards last night and the winner of the Daesang was surprisingly Park Sang Joong for Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People. It’s a surprise because he wasn’t the male lead of that drama … Continue reading

Fashion Goes Playful as Does the Prize at the 2017 C-star Awards

I love self-deprecation especially in the entertainment industry since it can get too pompous and self-congratulatory. The 2017 C-star Awards were a blast to watch because it was just stars being sincerely thankful to be popular and having fun being … Continue reading