Choi Jin Hyuk Booked by Police for Breaking COVID-19 Restrictions at Illegally Operating Bar, Leaves Variety Program My Little Old Boy Effective Immediately

Well this is no bueno, but probably not a career ending type of scandal. K-actor Choi Jin Hyuk made all the K-ent headlines today for being the most famous person in a 50-plus guest list bust by the police of an illegally operating bar establishment during a sweep. Illegal meaning no bars are allowed to operate right now during level-4 COVID restrictions so this place was open in violation of that, not that it was running anything else illegal. Honestly, I’m sure there are many more illegally operating establishments flouting COVID-19 restrictions so it’s always just a matter of odds whether frequenting one would happen to coincide with a police search. Choi Jin Hyuk apologized immediately, accepted all responsibility, and he and the production of variety show My Little Old Boy (Mom’s Diary: My Ugly Duckling) have come to joint agreement that he will leave the show immediately and all his scenes edited out that have been filmed but not yet aired. I’m just glad he’s not in a currently airing drama because the impact would be so much bigger and hopefully he’ll just drink at home or friend’s house until this all blows over.

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Kim Hye Ja and Jung Woo Sung Take Home the Drama and Movie Daesangs at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Award

The 2019 Baeksang Arts Award was actually good for once, the winners moreso than the fashion which remains an uninspiring and safe sea of black and white gowns. Veteran queen Kim Hye Ja deservingly took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) … Continue reading

Male Lead Choi Jin Hyuk Unavailable to film 4-episode Extension for SBS Drama An Empress’s Dignity

The surprising early on success of SBS Wed-Thurs drama An Empress’s Dignity has let to the network ill-advisedly deciding on an extension, coming at a time when it’s ratings have dropped and now been eclipsed by KBS drama What’s Up … Continue reading

SBS Soapy Melo An Empress’s Dignity Reaches 14.6% Rating in Episode 20 Near Halfway Point

My Wed-Thurs are currently preoccupied with tvN quiet slow burn romance Encounter (Boyfriend) but even if it wasn’t I don’t think I would still want to watch An Empress’s Dignity. None of the four leads Jang Nara, Shin Sung Rok, … Continue reading

Tae Hang Ho Transforms into Choi Jin Hyuk in Hilariously Outlandish K-drama Character Switch in An Empress’s Dignity

I thought the days of super outlandish melo was over but here we are at the end of 2018 with An Empress’s Dignity (The Last Empress). It’s apparently so over-the-top with cartoonish villains and candy heroines and also the most … Continue reading

Lee Min Ho Costars and Good Friends Turn Out En Masse for Gangnam 1970 VIP Premiere

The upcoming gangster noir period film Gangnam 1970 has basically turned into the Lee Min Ho show even if the movie has him co-headlining along with Kim Rae Won. If I were Kim Rae Won I wouldn’t let this bother … Continue reading