Posts Tagged ‘Choi Jin-shil’

Celebrity News
Choi Jin-shil’s brother Choi Jin-young commits suicide
by | March 28, 2010 | 176 Comments
OH NO. Only a year and a half after his older sister committed suicide, now actor-singer Choi Jin-young has been discovered dead after taking his own life on the morning of March 29. Choi Jin-young’s body is currently in the funeral hall of a Kangnam hospital in Seoul. A rep from his side said on... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Jin-sil’s slanderer given lighter punishment on appeal
by | December 11, 2009 | 51 Comments
Deceased actress Choi Jin-shil‘s netizen tormentor (identified only as Baek, female) has been penalized with 40 million won fine ($35,000) in an appeal trial, which reverses her earlier sentencing. Baek is the netizen who slandered and harassed Choi, even calling the actress at home, before Choi committed suicide last October. Tags: bad behavior, Choi Jin-shil,... More »


Drama Casting & News
2008 MBC Acting Awards
by | December 30, 2008 | 146 Comments
MBC hosted its awards ceremony for the 2008 Acting Awards on December 30. Let me first reiterate that I think these end-of-year broadcast-station awards are mostly meaningless. That said, this year’s Daesangs were TOTAL WEAKSAUCE, MBC. Top honor (the “Daesang” grand prize) went to… Oh, you mean it was split this year? Between Beethoven Virus‘s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Jin-shil up for posthumous Daesang award
by | December 15, 2008 | 24 Comments
MBC won’t be awarding its end-of-year winners until December 30, but it has revealed its acting award nominees, and the name of deceased actress Choi Jin-shil has been included as a candidate for the acting Daesang, or Grand Prize. Essentially, these year-end fetes are just a way for stations to hand out trophies to all... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Jo Sung-min concedes in the custody war
by | December 8, 2008 | 23 Comments
Jo Sung-min is officially ending the ugly custody battle for his and Choi Jin-shil‘s children. He gave a press conference to announce that he is giving up all claims to the children and leaving them to the care of their grandmother (Choi’s mother). Choi’s family’s lawyer was also present. Jo has taken a public battering... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Sung-min tells his side of the story
by | November 18, 2008 | 53 Comments
Deceased actress Choi Jin-shil’s ex-husband Jo Sung-min is changing his mind regarding the fight for child custody and inheritance rights (perhaps after the continued public outcry). We’ve mostly been presented with the issue from Choi’s side, with her brother and mother speaking out to retain custody of the kids, bringing up Jo’s lackluster performance as... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Sung-min faces opposition from a citizens’ campaign
by | November 8, 2008 | 23 Comments
Jo Sung-min is a baseball player and sports commentator, but he’s probably most famous for being ex-husband to the deceased Choi Jin-shil, who is now causing a stir as he attracts the ire of the Korean public for the continuing battle to claim custody of his kids. Many have thrown their support behind Choi’s brother... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: November 3, 2008
by | November 3, 2008 | 21 Comments
Actor Go Soo, above, held his first Japanese fanmeeting on Saturday, and apparently the only news agency sent to cover it was Yonhap News, whose pictures uniformly suck. [Yonhap News] Koyote singer and actress Shinji (Unstoppable High Kick) was hospitalized on November 3 with acute kidney infection. Her manager reported that she had a fever... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Jin-shil’s death spurs talk of cyber slander laws
by | October 3, 2008 | 40 Comments
“Last Scandal” co-star Jung Jun-ho, actress Choi Ji-woo If there’s something to take away from the overwhelming attention and the number of entertainers who came to pay their final respects to deceased Choi Jin-shil, it’s that she was much-respected and much-loved by many colleagues over the entire length of her 20-year career. People are also... More »


Celebrity News
More on Choi Jin-shil’s suicide
by | October 2, 2008 | 91 Comments
This is all very sad, particularly because Choi Jin-shil seems to have been very depressed, but not to the extent that anybody around her could have foreseen such dire actions. (Sports Chosun has a lovely collection of photos over the years chronicling Choi Jin-shil’s career.) The police have ruled Choi’s death a suicide — while... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Jin-shil found dead, indicators point to suicide
by | October 1, 2008 | 136 Comments
The beautiful and talented Choi Jin-shil (age 40, most recently of The Last Scandal of My Life) has been found dead in her home in Seoul. According to police, her body was discovered at 6:15 am on October 2 and the reasons for her passing are under investigation. Police said, “We received a report that... More »