K-ent Remembers Actress Lee Eun Joo Twelve Years After Her Passing at Young Age of 24

It’s wild to pause and take stock in how quickly a dozen years has passed and this week marks the 12th death anniversary of Korean actress Lee Eun Joo. She passed away at 24 years old at the height of her fame even at such a young age, with a slew of hit movies and dramas under her belt. She’s most remembered in drama land for being the leading lady in Phoenix, which was the drama where Lee Seo Jin played the male lead and Eric of Shinhwa was the second male lead. Lee Eun Joo committed suicide by slitting her wrist and hanging herself in her apartment, leaving a suicide note explaining of her extreme depression some of which were residual from filming her last movie the R-rated The Scarlet Letter which contained many edgy nude scenes. Lee Eun Joo’s passing rocked K-ent and was unfortunately the start of a slew of K-star suicides in the decade thereafter, including very famous stars Jung Da Bin, Choi Jin Shil, and Park Yong Ha. Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

Kim So Yeon Wins Daesang for Happy Home at 2016 Korea Drama Awards

The minor K-drama awards circuit churns on with the arrival of the 2016 Korea Drama Awards, held in connection with the Korea Drama Festival. Kim Soo Hyun finally passed the Daesang baton on, after winning last year for Producers and … Continue reading

MBC Weekend Drama Happy Home Costars Kim So Yeon and Lee Sang Woo Confirmed to be Dating in Real Life

Leave it to two well matched same-age K-ent veterans to bring back some of the celebrity relationship thunder that’s been stolen by Chinese entertainment this summer. K-media is buzzing over the newly confirmed dating relationship of actor Lee Sang Woo … 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

Hyun Bin and Lee Jong Seok Lead the Star Attendance at Movie Premiere for The Himalayas

In time for the holidays and some feel good perseverance cheer comes the K-movie The Himalayas, a mountaineering tale based on a true story of a Korean expedition to find the body of a good friend who died up there. … Continue reading

Cruel City Bromance Jung Kyung Ho and Yoon Hyun Min as Rivals for Kim So Yeon in New Drama

While it might seem like every K-drama wants to shove romance in even if it’s not romance-based, sometimes the love aspect ends up delivering in spades not necessarily in the male lead-female lead department. The Cruel City (Heartless City) bromance … Continue reading