Former 90's boy band star arrested 2014/06/02, Source,
Singer Lee Seong-jin, a former member of the 90s boy band NRG, was caught for drunk driving on Friday, which resulted in the cancellation of his driver's license and a monetary penalty, according to local media yesterday. "Lee Seong-jin was caught driving intoxicated shortly after midnight on Friday in Bucheon, Gyeonggi", said the Bucheon Wonmi District Police Office yesterday,...More
Why Celebrities Get Hooked on Gambling 2013/11/16, Source,
A spate of celebrities are being investigated for online gambling, most prominently Tony An of the defunct boy band H.O.T., comedian Lee Soo-geun, singer and TV host Tak Jae-hoon, Andy of the six-man band Shinhwa and others. Gambling is illegal in Korea except for a couple of state-run and strictly limited flutters. But celebrities often risk their careers and popularity with an unusually censorious public by gambling illegally,...More
The entertainment business: a statistical analysis of what happens after stars find trouble 2012/02/19, Source,
A mother with a large brood never has a peaceful day. It's the same for the entertainment business. There are drugs, drunk driving, violence, gambling, education fraud and more. The patterns for those stars who find themselves in trouble are similar. They take some time of to self reflect and return.
The period of self reflection differs according to the severity of the problem and the star's profession. Drunk driving can be seen as needing the shortest period of self reflection. The average turned out to be only about 6.6 months. Drug cases take more than 20 months to recover from. Only after about two years could stars come out in front of fans with their heads down,...More
Stars Banned From KBS And MBC 2011/09/27, Source,
Recent reports have revealed a total of 36 stars banned from activities at KBS and MBC, two of the three major broadcasting networks in Korea.
According to officials from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Communications Commission on September 27th, there were reports revealed from KBS and MBC listing all of the celebrities banned from the two networks. KBS had 23, while MBC has 31,...More
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