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Reporter : Dong Sun-hwa
Tue, January 31, 2023 | 22:46
From Cho Gue-sung to Kim Min-jae, World Cup stars to appear on variety shows
Some of the stars of the men's national football team from this year's FIFA World Cup are set to appear in variety shows on the small screen, giving a sneak peek into their everyday lives and sharing behind-the-scenes stories of their Qatar World Cup adventure.
NewJeans wins grand prize at AAA four months after debut
K-pop girl group NewJeans won big at the 2022 Asia Artist Awards (AAA), only four months after making its official debut. The five-piece act, consisting of Minji, Hanni, Danielle, Haerin and Hyein, received one of the six grand prizes - Performance of the Year - and the Rookie of the Year award during the awards ceremony that took place at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan,...
[INTERVIEW] Why 'Under the Queen's Umbrella' star Yoo Seon-ho loves his nickname 'princess'
For Yoo Seon-ho, playing Grand Prince Gyeseong in tvN's historical fiction drama “Under the Queen's Umbrella” was not a walk in the park. During the day, Gyeseong, the fourth son of Queen Hwaryeong - played by actress Kim Hye-soo - is her best-behaved son, who pleases his mother with his academic accomplishments. But at night, he secretly heads to his “haven” and disguises hi...
'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae wins Korea Image Awards
Lee Jung-jae, the lead actor of the 2021 hit dystopian drama, “Squid Game,” who made his directorial debut with the action film, “Hunt,” this year, will be honored at the upcoming Korea Image Awards. Hosted by culture promotion advocacy group, the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI), the Korea Image Awards 2022 is slated to take place at the InterContinental Seoul COEX...
Ex-April member Lee Jin-sol goes solo after ostracism scandal
Lee Jin-sol, former member of now-defunct K-pop girl group April, is going solo with her new song, “Let me out.” This is the 21-year-old's first solo track since she debuted as part of April in 2015. Lee has mostly been out of the public eye since March, after April's members were accused of ostracizing Lee Hyun-joo ― who left the group in 2016 ― when they were bandmates. The...
[SPECIAL REPORT] Revealing dark side of Korea's entertainment industry, foreign actors seek protection of artists' rights
LOS ANGELES, DENVER - Since he arrived in Seoul in 2011, Kentucky-born actor Kenneth Fibbe had actively pursued his acting career with an E-6-1 visa - a special permit for foreigners seeking to engage in profitable activities in the field of music, acting and the arts, among others. Fibbe appeared in a plethora of hit series like “Descendants of the Sun” (2016), starring A-li...
Strasbourg Philharmonic to perform signature piece at upcoming Korean concerts
The Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, one of France's oldest orchestras that was founded in 1855, is set to perform its signature piece - “Carmen Suite No. 1” by Georges Bizet - at its upcoming concerts in Korea.
NMIXX member Jinni leaves her group
Jinni, a member of the rookie K-pop girl group NMIXX, has left her group due to “personal circumstances.”
BTS leader RM's solo album puts spotlight on late artist Yun Hyong-keun
In his first official solo album, "Indigo," RM of K-pop juggernaut BTS brings not only his musical talents to the fore, but also his love of Korean art. "Indigo" has been turning heads, selling more than 550,000 copies on the first day of its release, Dec. 2, according to album tracker Hanteo Chart. Its lead single, “Wild Flower,” also conquered the iTunes top songs chart in ...
Hallyu Fest to take place in Mexico from Dec. 17-18
A festival centering on “hallyu,” (the Korean Wave), is slated to take place in the capital of Mexico from Dec. 17-18. Hosted by online media outlet K-magazine, Hallyu Fest will be held at the National Museum of World Cultures in Mexico City.
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