Kang Dong Won’s Pro-Japanese Ancestor Past Creates Present Day Scandal

Things escalated quickly for the familial scandal currently embroiling actor Kang Dong Won, made all the worse by actions from his side with regards to this news. Kang Don Won has been of the most elusive and critically acclaimed actors in K-ent, doing exclusively movies for the past decade and cultivating a cool image. This week a scandal erupted involving his family history – his great grandfather was a pro-Japanese Korean and reportedly garnered much wealth and success because of it. This is enough to make jingoistic netizens angry, and for good reason as Korea was governed terribly by the Japanese from the humanistic perspective, but its also being reported that Kang Dong Won and/or his agency YG has been deleting all the news about his family history as Japanese sympathizers and that has turned this negative on his image into a raging scandal. Continue reading

Korean Women Polled Most Want to Spend Valentine’s Day With Gong Yoo Followed by Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki

There’s someone for everyone and that goes for dream dates as well as real ones. A recent poll on Korea asked thousands of women who they wanted to go on a Valentine’s Day date with and the results match the … Continue reading

Korean Ladies Magazine Picks Top 10 Favorite K-actors as of March 2016

A recent Korean ladies magazine poll at the end of March is an interesting peek into how the domestic female viewers feel about how the hot Korean actors the English-speaking drama world fangirls over. It’s not the same list, that’s … Continue reading

Jang Dong Gun Tops the Korean Ladies Pick of 10 Most Handsome K-actors

It’s the ladies turn to voice their preferences and this top-10 list has quite a few overlaps with the recently released male audience picks. There is a wee distinction, which was likely used in asking the question, as the men … Continue reading

Sensible Film and Acting Nominees List Released for 51st Annual Grand Bell Awards

The nominees are out for the 51st annual Grand Bell Awards, the Korean equivalent of the Academy Awards to honor the industry’s best and brightest films and movie stars for the calendar year. This year the only K-movie I watched from … Continue reading