[SBS Star] Kim Seon Ho Admits to His Past Wrongdoings that His Ex-girlfriend Exposed on Sunday
Actor Kim Seon Ho shared an official apology following his recent controversies. Previously on October 17, a woman claiming to be actor K's ex-girlfriend exposed his private life on a popular online community. She said that her and K secretly started dating each other in early 2020, and broke up about four months ago. According to her, K made her to have an abortion after she unexpectedly got pregnant, lied about getting married and made her sacrifice everything for him just because he was a 'superstar'. She also noted that she was disgusted to see him acting all innocent and nice on television when he is a completely different person in real life, who was even gaslighting her while they were together. As she gave some clues about K, many began to wonder if it was Kim Seon Ho. Despite falling under suspicion, Kim Seon Ho nor his management agency gave their response to the matter. Then on October 19, Kim Seon Ho's management agency SALT Entertainment stated, 'We are still working on to find out if the online post is true. Please be more patient.' Finally, in the morning of October 20, Kim Seon Ho officially responded to the ongoing heated issue. Kim Seon Ho said, 'First, I'm sorry for making such a late response. After my name was being mentioned, I felt fear. It was the kind of fear that I'd never experienced before that I couldn't come forward until now.' He continued, 'It's true that I was in a relationship, and had good feelings for her. But I hurt her feelings because of my inconsiderate and careless behavior.' He went on, 'I want to apologize to her in person, and I'm waiting for that moment to arrive. For the time being, I would like to sincerely apologize to her through this.' Then, Kim Seon Ho also apologized to his fans, co-workers and staff who he work with. The actor said, 'I'm very sorry for disappointing everyone who trusted and supported me. I was able to come this far as actor Kim Seon Ho all thanks to you, but I had forgotten about that. I'm sorry for causing inconvenience to my co-workers and staff as well.' He added, 'I would like to make a genuine apology to everybody who I hurt. I know there is no way my words here will fully reach your hearts, but I'm really sorry. I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart.' Kim Seon Ho made his debut as a theater actor in 2009. His popularity skyrocketed after his appearance in the drama 'Start-up', that aired in the end of last year. (Credit 'seonho__kim' Instagram, Nate Pann) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.20 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Wi Ha-jun Tells Which Scene in 'Squid Game' He Found the Hardest to Film
Actor Wi Ha-jun shared which scene in 'Squid Game' he found the hardest to film. On October 12, news outlet Deadline released an interview of Wi Ha-jun online. During the interview, Wi Ha-jun spoke about his appearance in Netflix's series 'Squid Game', which is sweeping the world at the moment. In 'Squid Game', Wi Ha-jun played the role of a young detective named 'Hwang Jun-ho' who infiltrates the 'game' in search of his older brother. Wi Ha-jun said, 'I like 'Squid Game' kind of genre myself and I was fascinated by the script, revealing this shocking event from the eyes of an owl―as an outsider.' He continued, 'That was what captured me and was why I decided to join the project. I also have quite a lot of similarities with 'Jun-ho'. To start with, I have an older brother who I'm very close to.' He went on, 'I, too, put high value in the orders, rules and disciplines that are in this world. I was told often that I should become an officer, soldier or legal practitioner.' Then, Wi Ha-jun was talked about being behind a mask for the majority of the series. The actor said, 'It was quite challenging to wear the mask for that long, particularly since I had to act underneath it. I was always going into the shooting with a lot of tension.' He resumed, 'Even if I try hard and perform with my facial expressions and gaze, it didn't come through outside the mask. It didn't really show well on the screen.' He added, 'So, I had to make excessive gestures to compensate for the loss of my facial expression and gaze. I would turn my head more dramatically and stuff like that.' After that, Wi Ha-jun was asked which scene he found the most difficult to shoot. Wi Ha-jun answered, 'The most challenging scene to shoot was the one where I made an underwater escape wearing scuba gear. I haven't mentioned this in other interviews, but I have a serious fear of water. It took a lot of time to overcome that fear.' 'I took quite a few swimming lessons to shoot that scene, but I was able to complete it well, so I'm very happy about the outcome.', he commented. (Credit Netflix Korea, 'wi__wi__wi' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] "Are They Twins?" Jung Hoyeon & ENHYPEN NI-KI's Extreme Similarities Go Viral Online
Actress Jung Hoyeon and NI-KI of K-pop boy group ENHYPEN are attracting the attention of many with their lookalike appearances. Recently, K-pop fans discovered an interesting fact about NI-KI. It was that NI-KI looked so similar to Jung Hoyeon from Netflix's global hit series 'Squid Game', who played the role of 'Kang Sae-byeok'. Their similarities were much better seen when their photos were put together. In any angles, they surprisingly looked almost as if they were blood-related. They had identical eyes, nose, lips, jawline, and even smile. Then on October 15, one YouTube channel shared a video of ENHYPEN online. In the video, ENHYPEN members took time to read about themselves on popular online communities. When they were reading about NI-KI, they happened to come across these comparison photos and videos of NI-KI and Jung Hoyeon. While the members of ENHYPEN looked through them, they commented, 'No way! How is this possible? They look exactly the same! Wow...!' ?????????????? ????? ???? pic.twitter.com/H1n4sp7irJ ― ?1ST?? (@pmvry) September 29, 2021 Then, they read comments fans left, that said, 'NI-KI should have featured in 'Squid Game' as her brother!', 'They are like twins!' and more. After reading them, they laughed and said to NI-KI, 'These comments are all so true. NI-KI, let's get you into the next season of 'Squid Game'!' (Credit 'hoooooyeony' 'netflixkr' Instagram, BE:LIFT LAB, Online Community, '1theK Originals - 원더케이 오리지널' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.19 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Son Ye-jin's Father & Her Boyfriend Hyun Bin Look Alike?
Many are finding similarities between actress Son Ye-jin's father and her boyfriend actor Hyun Bin. Recently, one fan took to a popular online community to share an interesting finding. This fan put Son Ye-jin's childhood photo with her father and her with Hyun Bin together, then compared them. Son Ye-jin's father and Hyun Bin in the photo, that was taken after the drama 'Crash Landing on You' last year, looked around the same age. The fan discovered that Son Ye-jin's father and Hyun Bin surprisingly looked similar to each other, and a lot of people agreed with him/her. There is a saying that girls are likely to date/marry someone like their father, and it seemed as if this comparison may be the proof of that saying. Regarding this, fans left comments such as, 'They do look very much alike indeed!', 'Wow, they definitely give off similar vibes.', 'Oh, no. I feel sorry for my future daughters now.' and so on. Previously in January, news outlet Dispatch reported that Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin have been in a relationship for eight months. Soon after the report was released, both sides confirmed that they were in a relationship. Their agencies stated, 'Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin started dating each other following 'Crash Landing on You'.' (Credit Online Community, tvN Crash Landing on You) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.15 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] "I'm Going to Shoot Poisoned Needles to Them" BTS V Responds to His Recent Dating Rumors
V of K-pop boy group BTS indirectly shared how he feels about his dating rumors. Since October 13 when V attended the VVIP preview event for an art exhibition 'Korea International Art Fair 2021', some words have been going around about him. It was that V was dating a daughter of a chairman of 'Paradise Group'―a large hotel chain in Korea, who he was with at the exhibition. As the words spread quickly online, his management agency HYBE Labels stated, 'V and the family of 'Paradise Group' are just acquaintances.' regarding this. ▶ [SBS Star] BTS V Is in a Relationship with a Daughter of a Big Hotel Chain Chairman? Then on October 15, V indirectly mentioned how he felt about his recent dating rumors through the group's online fan community. First, V uploaded a post saying, 'It's stupid. I want to sing 'UGH!' right now.' 'UGH!' is a song from BTS' fourth studio album 'MAP OF SEOUL : 7' that was released last year. In 'UGH!', the members of BTS criticize people hurting others behind their monitors, using anonymity as their advantage. Later on, V gave an update on the fan community with another post that said, 'In my dreams today, I'm going to shoot poisoned needles to them.' He continued, 'Make sure to watch the back of your necks. Wham!' It seemed like he was trying to clarify to fans how ridiculous those words are by letting them know how he feels. (Credit WeVerse, HYBE Labels) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.15 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Lee Hanee Says, "I Don't Recall Seeing a Handsome Guy like Lee Sang Yun at SNU"
Actress Lee Hanee shared that she does not recall seeing a good-looking guy like actor Lee Sang Yun at Seoul National University. On October 14, a YouTube channel MMTG uploaded a video of interviewer Jaejae speaking to the leads of SBS' drama 'One the Woman'― Lee Hanee and Lee Sang Yun. As the two stars attended Seoul National University (SNU) around the same time, they were asked if they knew each other back then. Lee Hanee majored in Korean Traditional Music and Lee Sang Yun studied Physics at SNU. Lee Hanee answered, 'You know when Sang Yun wears a suit, he looks incredible. His tall figure and long legs are highlighted so well then. When I was at SNU, there was nobody like that.' She continued, 'I actually asked him this before. I was like, 'Where were you when you were in school?' He told me that he was really quiet back then.' She went on, 'Even if we were in different departments, I feel like I should have known a guy like that though. I mean, it's strange that I don't know, because I knew everybody.' Then, the actress asked Lee Sang Yun, 'How did you hide your good looks? It's something that's not really possible. It's very hard to hide an appearance like that. Did you wear those oversized glasses?' Lee Sang Yun laughed and answered, 'Yes, you are right. I used to wear oversized glasses because I have bad eyesight.' Lee Hanee responded, 'I knew it! He's been hiding from us the whole time there. It's hard to find, but there is always a 'jewel' like Sang Yun at university.' To this, Jaejae commented, 'But I feel like you were easy to be noticed since you like to play basketball and stuff, Sang Yun. Didn't you attract all the attention when you were at the court?' Lee Hanee shook her head side-to-side and stated, 'No, Jaejae. I think I know what kind of guy he was then. Guys like him play basketball with his glasses on, because he's afraid he won't be able to score well otherwise.' As Lee Sang Yun listened to her remark, he laughed and nodded hard as if he was saying, 'How did you know?' (Credit '문명특급 - MMTG' YouTube) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.15 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] BTS V Is in a Relationship with a Daughter of a Big Hotel Chain Chairman?
K-pop boy group BTS' member V has sparked dating rumors with a daughter of a big hotel chain chairman after he was spotted with her and her mother at an art gallery. On October 13, V attended the VVIP preview event for an art exhibition 'Korea International Art Fair 2021'. V was wearing a mask and there were many people at the gallery, but his great appearance as well as stylish outfit made him stand out among them. On this day, he was spotted touring around the art gallery with a wife and daughter of a chairman of 'Paradise Group', which is a large hotel chain in Korea. After seeing them together, fans started finding 'proof' that V and the chairman's daughter were in a relationship. They figured out that one bracelet that V often wore was actually from a brand that the daughter of 'Paradise Group' chairman owns. They also discovered that she shared a photo on V's birthday with a writing, 'Happy vday.' Back in June, V shared a video from a YouTube channel on an official fan community that only had about 100 subscribers. It turned out this channel was owned by the son of 'Paradise Group'; V deleted the post not long after his upload. As V frequently stayed at Paradise hotels in the past that some fans are heavily leaning towards the likelihood of their relationship at the moment. However, in the afternoon of October 14, V's management agency HYBE Labels stated, 'V and the family of 'Paradise Group' are just acquaintances.' (Credit Online Community, 'bangtan.official' Twitter, WeVerse) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.14 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] 'Two JYP Leaders' 2AM Jo Kwon & Former 2PM Jay Park Share a Hug on Air
K-pop boy group 2AM's leader Jo Kwon and another boy group 2PM's former leader Jay Park were seen sharing a hug. On October 12 episode of Mnet's television show 'Street Woman Fighter', Jo Kwon and Jay Park made a guest appearance. In this episode, each female street dancing team performed with one male dancer together. The first team to go was 'LACHICA', who was planned to dance with Jo Kwon. Following their exceptional performance, Jo Kwon came down the stage and high-fived his team members. While doing so, he happened to spot Jay Park waiting for his turn with 'HolyBang' team. Jo Kwon went up to Jay Park with a big smile on his face, then hugged him. Jay Park smiled back, and told him, 'Good job.' K-pop fans watching this shed their happy tears, because it had been so long since they saw these two stars with each other. Jo Kwon and Jay Park trained for years together at JYP Entertainment before they made debut in 2008. They were frequently seen together following their entry to the K-pop industry, but they were not seen together after Jay Park left 2PM in 2009. After seeing Jo Kwon and Jay Park's hug, fans left comments such as, 'Wow, it's been so long. I missed these two JYP leaders together!', 'Awww! My heart's melting!' and so on. (Credit Mnet Street Woman Fighter, Online Community) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.13 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Former IZ*ONE Kim Min Ju Turns Down HYBE Labels' Offer to Join Their New Group
Kim Min Ju of disbanded K-pop project girl group IZ*ONE said to have turned down HYBE Labels' offer to join their new girl group. On October 7, news outlet YTN shared a report on Kim Min Ju. According to the report, Kim Min Ju recently refused to join HYBE Labels' new K-pop girl group. HYBE Labels is one of the largest management agencies in Korea that is home to popular K-pop groups BTS, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, SEVENTEEN, NU'EST, ENHYPEN and more. In the report, it said HYBE Labels contacted Kim Min Ju until September, asking her to join their new girl group that they are currently working on to make debut. But as Kim Min Ju had a strong desire to get into the acting business, she declined their proposal in the end. About this, one industry insider stated, 'When Kim Min Ju first joined her agency Urban Works, she did prepare herself to become a K-pop star. But she changed her path to making debut as an actress soon later, following discussions with her agency.' He/she continued, 'While she began her work as an actress by featuring in some movies and dramas, she was suggested to be part of 'Produce 48'. Things went well for her on the show, and she became a member of IZ*ONE, but...' He/she resumed, 'Since the disbandment, she expressed her wish to go back to acting, and properly begin her life as an actress.' In response to YTN's report, Urban Works commented, 'It's true that she was offered to join HYBE Labels as a member of their new girl group. But Kim Min Ju strongly wished to carry on with her acting and really kick off her career as an actress.' Following her appearance on Mnet's survival audition show 'Produce 48', she made debut as a member of IZ*ONE on August 31, 2018. Then earlier this year on April 29, IZ*ONE made an announcement stating the group has officially disbanded. (Credit 'minn.__.ju' Instagram) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.08 | 방송/연예
[SBS Star] Song Joong Ki Says He Witnessed the Great Popularity of 'Squid Game' in Europe
Actor Song Joong Ki said he witnessed the incredible popularity of Korean movies and dramas while he was in Europe. On October 7, Song Joong Ki sat down for a talk at an annual festival 'Busan International Film Festival'. During his talk, Song Joong Ki mentioned going all the way to Europe for his upcoming film 'Bogota'. Song Joong Ki said, 'Last week, I returned from Europe after shooting my movie 'Bogota' there.' He resumed, 'I happened to go on a light aircraft on my way to a tiny island. I sat next to a bunch non-Korean people, and we were sitting really close to one another.' He continued, 'Surprisingly, all of them were watching 'Squid Game'. I realized how globally popular 'Squid Game' was while there. I really felt in my bones.' Then, Song Joong Ki said he talked about Oscar-winning film 'Parasite' and Korea's first space movie 'SPACE SWEEPERS' with non-Koreans in Europe. The actor said, 'We spoke about 'Parasite' together, and talked about 'SPACE SWEEPERS' as well. One was like, 'I recently watched a Korean space movie. It was super great.'' He laughed and went on, 'I responded, 'That's the movie that I'm in!' I felt a sense of joy and pride when he/she told me that they enjoyed watching my movie.' Lastly, he added, 'I also felt more responsible. I felt like I should do even better in my movies and dramas.' (Credit SBS Entertainment News, Netflix Korea) (SBS Star)SBS 뉴스 | Lee Narin | 2021.10.08 | 방송/연예