Lee Ji Hoon Will Not Attend Press Conference for MBN Drama Sponsor Reportedly Due to Scheduling Conflict But Insiders Say It’s Due to Him Being Demoted From Male Lead as Seen in Name Order on Official Drama Page

Man, K-actor Lee Ji Hoon seemed to have finally gotten his first big break. After the last few years in steady second male lead territory, with River Where the Moon Rises he really shined in his role sometimes even eclipsing the performance of either of the two male leads. He got his first male lead role thereafter in MBN drama Sponsor opposite Han Chae Young and all seemed fine until a few months ago when a production member claimed that Lee Ji Hoon brought a gangster-seeming friend to the set with implied threats. Lee Ji Hoon’s side said it was all a misunderstanding and apologized. But last month eagled eyed netizens noticed that the official MBN drama page for Sponsor suddenly showed second male lead Koo Sa Jung‘s face next to Han Chae Young where previously it was Lee Ji Hoon there. It appeared that Lee Ji Hoon was being demoted quietly as the male lead, not sure if the script had been tweaked to make it happen or simply being done on the promo level. That coupled with the news that Lee Ji Hoon will not attend the Sponsor press conference definitely makes this behind-the-scenes brouhaha seem more likely.

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Joo Sang Wook and Han Chae Young Required to Pay Unreported Taxes After Government Investigation into Hundreds of Taxpayers

This is a small fry scandal compared to the last two months of serious misconduct and criminal allegations roiling K-ent, but still worth reporting. Established actor Joo Sang Wook and actress Han Chae Young are reportedly required to pay a … 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

Yoona and Kim Soo Hyun Top the Vlinkage 2016 Most Popular Korean Male and Female Star List in China

After releasing the list of current most popular K-dramas in China, polling site Vlinkage is back with the Top 30 list of most popular Korean male and female stars, respectively. Some are long time regulars on any Korean star popularity … Continue reading

K-ent Lookalikes Back in the News as Bora and Han Chae Young Posts Adorable Sisterly Selfie

It’s so cute when celebrities recognize their own lookalikes, it saves fans the trouble of doing double takes. Last week Sistar‘s Bora ran into K-actress Han Chae Young at an event and the two took a selfie asking their fans … Continue reading

Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading

Elle Korea Features a Smorgasbord of K-stars for its Charitable “Share Happiness” Campaign

The holiday season is fast approaching like a freight train and with it comes holiday cheer and hopefully more charitable givings. Elle Korea has assembled a huge group of actors, actresses, and idols for it’s annual “Share Happiness” charity photo … Continue reading