Shin Jung-hwan Faces Fraud Charges 2014/07/18, Source,
Former singer and entertainer Shin Jung-hwan, whose showbiz career tanked over an illegal gambling scandal, is being sued for fraud by the parents of a man who hoped to make it in the entertainment business. Police on Wednesday said a businessman surnamed Lee (62) pressed charges against Sin claiming he gave the entertainer W100 million (US$1=W1,030) in 2010 in return for a promise to launch his son in showbiz, but the promise was never honored,...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
Stars that disappeared after a misfortune 2013/11/07, Source,
There are some stars who haven't been able to recover after a big 'incident'.
Actress Hwang Soo-jeong who shocked everyone with the abuse of propofol, Yoo Seung-joon who claimed he would join the army but chose American citizenship as soon as he got his notice and others have not been able to stand in front of the public after the being in the center of social issue,...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
Shin Jung-hwan's Arrest Warrant Dismissed 2011/04/06, Source,
The court said, "Even though [Shin Jung-hwan] has committed a crime by gambling abroad, he needs rehabilitation". The prosecutor said, "We will decide whether we will issue the arrest warrant again or not by tomorrow".
The arrest warrant that had been issued for entertainer Shin Jung-hwan (36) by the International Crime Investigator in the National Police Agency who has investigated Shin's allegation of gambling overseas was dismissed on April 4,...More
Stars Born in Year of Rabbit 2010/12/23, Source,
As the year 2011 is the year of the rabbit, many star actors who were born in the year of rabbit – year 1951, 1963, and 1987 – are making a fresh resolution to make a new leap forward next year. Let's take a look at those stars who were born in the year of the rabbit and have actively been performing in the various fields of broadcasting, movies, and music,...More
Singer and entertainer Shin Jung-hwan, 35, known for his habitual gambling, might h,...More
Son Dam-bi: 'Taking Criticism of My Singing Is My Assignment' 2010/07/30, Source,
As they say that good times come with the bad, star singer Son Dam-bi (27), who recently released a mini album entitled "The Queen", is now facing unfavorable reviews for the first time.
The music video for the title song "Queen" has been talked about with allegations of plagiarizing an American drama, and the video of her appearance on TV was posted on an Internet website with the MR (Music Recorded) removed, so she has been pointed out for her lack of singing ability. She eventually confirmed the plagiarism from the music video production company and the problematic scene has been deleted from the music video, and now she is singing the chorus live, although she had originally planned not to sing it live to focus on dancing,...More
Park Hwi-soon "guarantees high ratings" for "Hot Brothers" (2) 2010/05/25, Source, Park Hwi-soon (left) and Lee Lee Gi-kwang [MBC] Q: Putting Park Myeong-soo, Kim Goo-ra and Tak Jae-hoon is a new combination. How does it feel? Park Myeong-soo: It is always difficult to create a new picture and new laughs. That is why the union of a new cast members is important. These days, doing the show with Kim Goo-ra and Jae-hoon has brought a new source of humor because they can make you laugh by just saying something. I hadn't worked with the younger cast members before either, but I think a lot of things will change depending on how the older guys do on the show. Kim Goo-ra: The viewers have already pegged us as the strong, funny characters. While I was shooting the fourth episode, I realized that the key issue was how much each person contributes to the show. In the case of "Daemang" on "Sunday Sunday Night", the segment had outstanding cast such as Kim Yong-man and Shin Jung-hwan. But "Hot Brothers" is different. I appear on the segment with these guys but I am on a different level compared to them, in terms of salary and circumstances. I thought -- for the first time that I have been doing variety programs -- that I should start taking other people into my consideration,...More
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