Posts Tagged ‘controversies’

Drama Casting & News
Age of Feeling (and others) still struggling to pay actor salaries
by | April 20, 2014 | 70 Comments
Good gravy, the behind-the-scenes troubles just won’t quit for Age of Feeling, which wrapped several weeks ago but is still attracting criticism for failing to pay all its actors and staff. This is a problem that the show had encountered mid-run, and at the time the production had hastened to insist that payments would be... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yeo Jin-gu dealt a blow by Fist Fighting
by | April 10, 2014 | 92 Comments
I feel really bad for Yeo Jin-gu (Potato Star 2013QR3, Hwa-yi) – he’s been let go from the blockbuster production Fist Fighting, and his reps are hopping mad. The movie, a futuristic martial arts thriller which will be written and helmed by director Park Kwang-hyun (Welcome to Dongmakgol), has been mired in issues since we... More »


Drama Casting & News
Golden Time writer puts foot in mouth, insults cast
by | November 14, 2012 | 148 Comments
javabeans: So, did you read this news? *passes story along.* *waits for spit-take reaction.* girlfriday: *SPIT TAKE* javabeans: Because it’s crazy, right? To be the writer of a successful television drama (in this case, scriptwriter Choi Hee-ra of MBC’s medical series Golden Time), and then give an interview bashing all your stars and calling them... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoochun’s fans demand firing of his co-star
by | November 1, 2012 | 355 Comments
File this one under the What The Fuck Files of Dramaland. There’s a tempest brewing in the teapot of I Miss You, the upcoming MBC melodrama starring Yoochun and Yoon Eun-hye. You may have heard of the show? Perhaps once or twice, or okay, practically daily as the drama gears up for its launch next... More »


Drama Casting & News
Eunjung quits Five Fingers in the wake of T-ara’s scandal
by | August 21, 2012 | 280 Comments
So this is big news: With the T-ara scandal still going strong in K-poplandia, idol-actress Eunjung is quitting her new drama Five Fingers, which just premiered 3 days ago. Wow. I knew the brouhaha was causing lots of concern for T-ara’s members’ projects, but never did I think the drama would actually drop her over... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama Special under fire for lesbian content
by | August 7, 2011 | 157 Comments
KBS’s Drama Special, an anthology series of one-act (aka single-episode) dramas, is into its second season now, and its latest installment has become a target of netizen controversy. Today’s (August 7) episode is titled Daughters of Bilitis Club and is peopled entirely with lesbian characters, its title borrowing from the American lesbian rights group Daughters... More »


Drama Casting & News
Life Is Beautiful cuts out gay vows, angers writer
by | October 25, 2010 | 309 Comments
SBS’s weekend drama Life Is Beautiful is perhaps most notable for the gay couple at its center, played by Song Chang-eui and Lee Sang-woo. The October 23 broadcast, however, edited out a key moment for them that has brought on a flood of viewer complaints and has angered writer Kim Soo-hyun, who, by the way,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-soo’s DUI won’t keep her out of drama
by | October 22, 2010 | 16 Comments
Looks like KBS is standing by leading lady Kim Ji-soo, and will not be cutting her from her upcoming sageuk drama King Geunchogo despite the controversy over her drunk hit-and-run accident a couple weeks ago. The timing of the accident was uncomfortably close to the premiere of KBS’s new big-budget production, which had producers and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama in dramaland: Actress hit with backlash over casting comments
by | June 12, 2010 | 69 Comments
Oh Yeon-soo, Park Joo-mi Let this be a lesson to actors everywhere: Don’t shoot off your mouth, especially in public. Oh, and the Korean public hates when their celebrities boast, even if they didn’t intend to be arrogant. Also, Korean celebrities have really thin skin. (But we knew that.) Actress Park Joo-mi got herself into... More »


Drama Casting & News
Chuno fends off continued criticism
by | January 31, 2010 | 149 Comments
The bigger they are, the louder the criticism. That’s why I’d take the following with a teeny grain of salt, although it cannot be denied that KBS’s blockbuster hit drama Chuno is garnering a lot of criticism, much of it directed toward its lead star Lee Da-hae. When the drama first aired, there was a... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon speaks out
by | December 13, 2009 | 113 Comments
After the story broke about an ex-girlfriend of Lee Byung-heon accusing the star of tricking her into a sexual relationship (which Lee’s side refuted as an attempt at blackmail and extortion), Lee has now responded personally. He posted his feelings in a December 13 message on his homepage, and while he didn’t address any of... More »