Ha Dong-hoon and Byul celebrate good times 2012/11/29, Source,
Singers Ha Dong-hoon and Byul's celebration of their secret October marriage is expected to be attended by a host of celebrities and prominent figures in the industry. The event is set to take place today in Yeouido, western Seoul. Television personality Kim Je-dong, who is one of Ha Dong-hoon's friends and neighbors, will host the event, while one of Ha Dong-hoon's closest and dearest friends Kim Jong-guk will perform a special song for the couple,...More
'Social-tainers' are talking about the issues 2012/08/14, Source,
In the middle of last month, those who passed by Daehanmun, the main gate of Deoksu Palace in central Seoul, walked by actor Yoo Ji-tae. He wasn't in the middle of a shoot or signing autographs at a fan-meet. Rather, he stood there silently in the heavy rain holding up a sign that read "Immigrant women have the right to live". He was participating in a campaign against the domestic violence that has taken place between Korean men and their migrant wives. Two women were killed by their husbands in early July. "I hope they are the last victims", Yoo said to reporters at the site of his protest. "I'm so ashamed as a Korean man". He added that he is preparing to direct a film about the issue. Celebrities in Korea are increasingly raising their voices on social issues, from domestic concerns like the abuse of migrant wives to international disputes like Korea's sovereignty over the Dokdo islets. The trend has led to the use of the term "Social-tainer", a portmanteau of "social" and "entertainer" that refers to stars who act and comment on the issues,...More
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