Rapper Gil criticized for drunk driving 2014/04/24, Source,
Rapper Gil from the hip hop group Leessang is facing heavy criticism from the public after getting caught for drunken driving yesterday morning. The 36-year-old performer, whose real name is Gil Sung-joon, was reportedly caught driving while intoxicated in Hapjeong-dong, Mapo District, western Seoul. Mapo Police Precinct told the reporters "Gil drove while drunk for about 500 meters [1,640 feet], but no accidents happened". Gil's driving license was revoked as a result,...More
Leessang disputes lease with tenant 2013/05/24, Source,
Hip-hop duo Leessang has been embroiled in disputes with a tenant of a building it owns in Sinsa-dong, southern Seoul. Gil and Gary paid 5.3 billion won ($4.7 million) to purchase the building last September and wanted to terminate the lease with the existing tenants,...More
H.O.T heartthrob finds his place as judge and mentor 2013/05/23, Source,
The four judges of "The Voice of Korea" also act as coaches for contestants on the popular reality television program.
As singing-audition shows continue to flood the market, it is not just the viewers who've had to adjust their tastes. The method of unearthing new talent is changing too, and along with it, the role of renowned singers. In the wake of such changes in show business, former idol singer Kangta found a chair that suits him just fine on "The Voice of Korea",...More
Four films and two shorts from South Korea showcased at Terracotta festival 2012/04/14, Source,
The Terracotta Far East Film Festival, London's premier festival celebrating Asian film, returns to the Prince Charles Cinema and will run from 12th-15th April 2012. Terracotta Far East Film Festival is an annual event which aim is to widen the audience for Far Eastern film in the UK and to further promote this genre to existing film fans. For this year's 4th edition, the festival aimed to emphasize the leading position and diversity of Korean cinema and will feature a panel of 4 films from different genre including blockbuster "My Way, Kim Ki-duk's "ARIRANG - Movie" and a Double Bill of Korean hit comedies,...More
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