Park Yoochun Gets Two Year Probation and Monetary Fine for Drug Use

Seeing a star totally stripped of all artifice and accoutrements is a good reminder and underneath is just a person. And underneath a top star career spanning 15 years is now disgraced singer-actor Park Yoochun who has managed to go even lower than his sex scandal three years ago. Yoochun was released from police detention today after over two months in jail for a drug use arrest. He copped a plea and today got sentenced to two years probation and a monetary fine, a slap on the wrist perhaps but this wasn’t a widespread conspiracy nor his crime a danger to the public. He looks so worn out, dilapidated, and generally without any of the remnants of his former top star lifestyle. I hope he gets his life back on track and leave the limelight behind, there is more to life than being a celebrity. 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 filmsĀ and movie stars for the calendar year. This year the only K-movie I watched from … Continue reading

Look Back at the Donga News Ranking of the Top Ten K-drama Stars of 2010

I can’t believe we’re barreling towards the end of 2011 already. Boggles the mind really. I realize the K-drama year is also wrapping to a close with only a handful of dramas remaining to premiere this year. At which time … Continue reading