Picture this: Paris Hilton starring in a Korean music video! 2012/08/23, Source,
Well, that's about to become a reality. According to singer Kim Jang-hoon's reps on August 22nd, Kim will be busy filming his new music video from August 23-25 in parts of Los Angeles and Malibu in the United States. Moreover, heiress Paris Hilton will be the leading actress. Apparently the agency had considered other big Hollywood figures like Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johansson, but according to surveys ran in Korea, Hilton was the most known and recognized by the public. It clinched her the spot,...More
Kim Jang-hoon, Song Il-gook To Swim To Dokdo 2012/08/14, Source,
In commemoration of Korea's Independence Day on August 15th, singer Kim Jang-hoon and actor Song Il-gook will be showing off their swimming skills. This Wednesday marks the anniversary of Korea's independence from Japan's colonial rule. In honor of this, along with making a statement that the Dokdo Islets belong to Korea, Kim, Song, and several dozen other volunteers will be making the 55-kilometer swim together from Korea's coastline to the eastern islets of Dokdo,...More
Sul Woon-do recognized by Obama 2012/08/14, Source, By Park Si-soo Veteran singer Lee Young-choon, known better by his stage name, Sul Woon-do, will receive an award from U.S. President Barack Obama for his volunteer work for Korean communities in the U.S. The 55-year-old will become the second Korean entertainer to receive The President's Volunteer Service Award following another singer Kim Jang-hoon, who was recognized in July for donations and other philanthropic works for Korean communities in U.S. cities,...More
Are Korea billboard ads effective? 2012/07/14, Source,
An advertisement for "Arirang", a traditional Korean folk song, covers the largest electronic display board in Times Square at the center of New York City. The 30-second advertisement titled "Do you hear?" started airing on July 3 and will be aired 50 times a day for one month. / Yonhap
By Jane Han NEW YORK ― Times Square's glittering spectacle of lights, neon signs and a chaotic bustle make it one of the busiest places on earth. And starting last Wednesday, in the heart of this glitzy spot, a giant digital billboard began playing an advertisement promoting Korea's traditional folksong "Arirang". Interesting ― but how many of the 500,000 people who go through Times Square every day care, or better yet, understand what the 30-second ad is trying to say? The commercial, titled "Do You Hear?" features fast-moving still-cut images of Korean men and women wearing traditional hanbok, followed by the faces of celebrities Cha In-pyo, Park Chan-ho and Ahn Sung-ki, and ends with the caption "Arirang. It is the folk anthem of Korea,...More
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