President Park Geun Hye Revealed to Use Gil Ra Im as Fake Name at Choi Soon Shil Hospital and Sideswipes Poor Ha Ji Won

Talk about going to sleep and waking up to a plane crashing into your living room. The biggest news in South Korea the least three weeks has been the insane political scandal around President Park Geun Hye maybe being a puppet controlled by her cult leader confidante Choi Soon Shil. Citizens are rightfully incensed and scores of huge demonstrations have been ongoing in Korea demanding President Park resign. This week there’s finally some levity to the seriousness of the scandal when news broke that President Park used the alias Gil Ra Im when going to the hospital run by Choi Soon Shil. It’s such a unique name that even years later now anyone who watched Secret Garden remembers it immediately, and to know President Park was a fan is randomly amusing. Poor Ha Ji Won finds her name now linked to the latest news about President Park so that’s no fun but at least it’s a good flashback reminder to how insanely popular that drama was back in the innocent halcyon days of 2010. Continue reading

Ha Ji Won, Jung Woo Sung, and Lee Min Ho Lead Star Studded Attendance at VIP Movie Premiere of Operation Chromite

It’ll be patriotism against zombies when big budget historical war movie Operation Chromite (Battle of Inchon) arrives in theaters later this week. Train-based undead action flick Train to Busan is breaking all box offices in Korean theaters since it’s wide … Continue reading

School-aged Pictures of Popular Hallyu K-actresses Show the Before and After

I did a post awhile back on the school age before and after pictures of Korea’s male stars. It’s time for the ladies counterpart post and who better to top it off than the three renowned prettiest actresses in Korea. … Continue reading

The Assassin Leads the Big Win at the 52nd Annual Golden Horse Awards

The glitz and glamour of big film awards didn’t just descend in Seoul this weekend for the Grand Bell Awards, down South a few hours Taipei hosted the 52nd annual Golden Horse Awards, the most prestigious film awards in Chinese-language … Continue reading