TV host still going strong at 86 2013/05/19, Source,
At 86, Song Hae is a television host, singer, comedian, actor and musician. But he is famous for hosting KBS' long-loved show, "The Singing Contest", for 23 years. The show isn't a brutal competition like other trendy broadcast survival shows. The 33-year-old show travels nationwide every Sunday and allows locals to enjoy it whether they take part or just watch. Recently, the legendary contest has gained the spotlight for being the subject of a movie of the same title, revolving around local contestants. Song also made a cameo appearance,...More
And the award goes to ... the highest bidder! 2012/04/19, Source, 'Numerous new singers like me who wanted to pay for the prize were lining up'.
Korea's largest nonprofit arts and entertainment association is under investigation for selling coveted awards to artists. Above, a Korean Cultural Entertainment Award. By Kim Do-hun
As a celebrity approached center stage of the Korean Cultural Entertainment Awards with an envelope in-hand, moments before announcing the recipient of a coveted award, producers cut to shots of the nominees anxiously awaiting the decision. But if the charges brought against Korea's largest nonprofit arts and entertainment association are true, artists knew well in advance whose name was to be called. The bank transaction had occurred just weeks before,...More
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