[HanCinema's Film Review] "Fukushima: is There a Way Out?" 2015/04/18,
It's somewhat awkward for me to watch an obviously political documentary like "Fukushima: Is There a Way Out?" While we're all familiar with the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, in part this is due to media alarmism. I don't want to downplay the general tragedy of the event- but we have to get our energy from somewhere. Watt per watt coal power kills more people and causes more negative health effects than nuclear power by several orders of magnitude. It's just that coal mine collapses are so common nobody really cares when they happen. A nuclear meltdown always gets huge media attention precisely because they're so rare,...More
Actress Kim Hye-soo Sorry for MA Plagiarism 2013/03/25, Source,
Actress Kim Hye-soo has apologized for plagiarizing a substantial part of her master's thesis at Sungkyunkwan University in 2001. She copied part of the thesis on actor communication verbatim from at least four books. A professor at Seoul National University who read Kim's thesis said, "It's the kind of brazen cut-and-paste job that even undergraduates wouldn't dare to attempt",...More
Disciplinary measures on "An Angel's Choice" 2012/07/05, Source,
The Korea Communications Commission ordered a disciplinary action on the MBC TV morning drama "An Angel's Choice".
The KCC ruled during a general meeting that scenes that induce abortion and miscarriage during youth viewing protection time and revealing indirect advertisement was inappropriate,...More
Kim Mi-hwa to Set Up Advice Website 2011/11/02, Source,
The TV personality Kim Mi-hwa has applied for permission from the Gyeonggi provincial government to set up an agony-aunt website for women and young people.
"I have been giving advice to women and youngsters through Twitter and want to create an online space where women and young people can communicate their concerns with expert mentors whom I got to know while hosting a radio show", Kim said,...More
Major Earthquake in Japan: 'No More Bad News' 2011/03/15, Source,
People in the entertainment business have begun activities to help Japan while they have had to cancel their schedules in Japan.
As the massive quake that hit the northeast Japan caused heavy casualties, many people in the entertainment business including Hallyu stars are offering heartfelt condolences and consolation one after another. In addition, aid groups have begun activities to donate profits to the victims from the major earthquake by holding events such as the "Rock Festival", which will be held in front of the Hongik University. The host of the festival revealed that they would donate the entire profits from the event to the earthquake victims,...More
Buzzwords of Year 2010 in Pop Culture 2010/12/17, Source,
"My score is..". and "Cha Do Nam" (meaning a cold-hearted chic man of the city)
Many gloomy accidents and incidents including the sinking of corvette Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island had occurred throughout this year in society, but many buzzwords had also been created and greatly loved by people in the popular culture. Popular programs such as "Superstar K - Season 2","High Kick Through The Roof", and "Bread, Love and Dreams" had entered the cradle of buzzwords, and those buzzwords had been talked about for a year by people, in pleasant times as well as times of suffering. But some buzzwords had aroused criticism and could not be kept as buzzwords. For example, the buzzwords created from the KBS comedy program "Gag Concert", saying "I am Dong Hyuk's old brother", which had made viewers feel refreshed, had been criticized by a civic group, who insisted, "the phrase is an inflammatory phrase base on populism",...More
KBS President Kim In-kyu, who has made a series of controversial decisions to oust entertainers with liberal political views, expressed his discontent with,...More
[INTERVIEW and PHOTOS] Actor Kim San-ho 2010/01/27, Source, Interview with TV, film and musical actor Kim San-ho
Actor Kim San-ho [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
My name is Kim San-ho. A syllable in my name is used for everyone else in my family but I think he just flipped the name of the hospital where I was born which was "Ho San Women's Clinic" I lived in Cheonan in the South Chungcheong Province from the day I was born on February 12, 1982 up until high school. I am the youngest of three brothers. My family is composed of my parents, my two brothers, my eldest brother's wife and their two children. I love kids so whenever I visit my hometown, I play with the two. They always ask me to take them to Baskin Robbins (laughs). I was a theater major at the Seoul Institute of the Arts when I enlisted for the army at the age of 21. I didn't think it was a big deal back then but after seeing one of my close friends enter the army at the age of 30, I'm relieved that I finished my term at an early age.,...More
World renowned film music artist Ji Bark 2009/02/10, Source, Composer Ji Bark (33) received the Jerry Goldsmith Awards at 23 to become the first Asian recipient. Many Koreans may not know him but he is known as a globally promising genius musician. He was the m,...More
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