K-stars Release Denials of Being Members of Shincheonji Church at the Center of South Korea’s Coronavirus Outbreak

This is totally a witch hunt if anyone thinks there is anything to dig into here. This week an anonymous netizen posted a list of Korean celebrities reportedly members of the cultish Shincheonji Church that is at the origin and center of the massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID19 in the country. Church members went to Wuhan in December and January and came back with the virus, not getting tested and going to church services, leading to the explosion of cases in church headquarters in Daegu and the environs. The netizen posted a list of supposed celebrity members of the church including Won Bin, Lee Na Young, Lee Dong Wook, Ivy, Gummy, Tei, Lee Byung Hun, and many more. Every single star named as denied being a member and preparing to sue for defamation if needed. Continue reading

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

For years I’ve been seeing these types of pre-star pictures floating around here and there, and finally decided to collect as many as I can into one post. Half of it is for my own viewing lulz and the other … 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

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading

K-media Discusses Possible Drama and Movie Comebacks in 2015 for Popular K-actors

Now that the first batch of 2015 K-dramas have shaken out the ratings rankings and audience feedback – wins for Punch, Kill Me Heal Me, Shine or Go Crazy, losses for Hyde, Jekyll, Me, Blood – the media is looking … Continue reading