Jung Yong Hwa Investigated for Insider Trading After Making Windfall on FNC Entertainment Signing Yoo Jae Suk

Bad news is either contagious or Korean celebs are particularly misbehaving these days. CNBLUE lead singer Jung Yong Hwa is under police investigation for insider trading, which sounds and is less dire than Park Yoochun being accused of multiple counts of rape, but it’s still illegal and one of those shady financial dealings like tax evasion that makes the average citizens blood boil. Jung Yong Hwa alleged pocketed an easy $175,000 US dollars in profits by trading his own agency FNC Entertainment stock last July 2015 when the share prices spiked the week top MC Yoo Jae Suk signed with the company. Jung Yong Hwa bought 21,000 shares of FNC stock at around $26 a share and sold it a week late for nearly $33 a share after the steep spike thanks to FNC landing the coup of signing Yoo Jae Suk. Continue reading

Daebak with Jang Geun Seok and Lim Ji Yeon Holds Script Reading and Starts Filming for Late March Premiere on SBS

It was a mere hop skip from casting to production for upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Daebak (Jackpot). The drama premieres at the end of March on the 28th so with less than two months to go it’s a good sign … Continue reading

SBS Sageuk Daebak Confirms Leads Jang Geun Seok, Lim Ji Yeon, and Yeo Jin Goo

When the main leads casting is confirmed mere days after the initial drama offer news broke, that isn’t a bad sign when the acting leads appears keen to sign on. Upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Daebak (Jackpot) will for sure be starring Jang Geun … Continue reading

2014 SBS Year End Drama Awards

With the 2014 SBS Drama Awards, another prolific if underwhelming in quality year wraps up in K-dramaland. There wasn’t an underlying reason I saved this network for last in coverage, MBC went first and I only had time to write … Continue reading

Eric Comes Out on Top of Korean TV Critic Assessment of Recent Idol Acting Performances

This is a worth reading commentary from a veteran Korean television critic on the recent batch of idols acting in K-dramas. Published in entertainment news MBN, the critic rated the performances from the August-September dramas where veteran to newbie idol-actors … Continue reading