Skaters perform at an annual figure-skating gala show in Seoul on Friday...More
People climb toward a mountain in Daegu on Friday...More
TvN's latest, the newly announced "Black Dog" is joining the 'educational fever' dance of dramas, and it's not fooling around with the casting. The series is currently courting Seo Hyun-jin and Ra Mi-ran for a story following the concept 'for all of us', looking into the real stories of schools from an intimate perspective...More
New stills added for the upcoming Korean animated movie "Pororo, Treasure Island Adventure - Theater Version"...More
Lim Ju-hwan and Roh Jeong-eui have been tapped to appear in "The Great Show". The politically themed drama set to air on tvN later this year is aiming to be about how politics is spectacle for the electorate...More
Following news of Joo Jin-mo's imminent marriage, many have wondered how Joo Jin-mo met his bride to be. Min Hye-yeon is a family doctor who has made many appearances in a professional capacity on television variety shows, where she has sat on panels...More
Hong Sang-soo and his girlfriend Kim Min-hee are beginning to suffer diminishing returns at the box office. "Hotel by the River" has not met the standards set by Hong Sang-soo's previous films, having only scored over 6,300 domestic admissions at the time of this writing...More
On April 18th Yoon Ji-oh announced on Instagram that she was personally facilitating a candlelight vigil for Jang Ja-yeon in the near future. The announcement clarifies another Instagram post from April 15th, which was unclear about how the candlelight vigil would be funded or organized...More
Park Yoo-chun of boy band JYJ leaves a police station in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday. /Yonhap
Fallen K-Pop idol Park Yoo-chun on Thursday appeared for questioning by police on drug-abuse charges with a clean-shaven body to avoid any hair samples being taken. Only his eyebrows, coiffure and leg hair remained in place.
Suspects set to undergo drug tests often appear before investigators depilated or with dyed hair in the hope that traces of drugs ingested long ago will no longer be detectable...More
BTS have made TIME's list of "100 Most Influential People" for this year released on Wednesday.
BTS are among 17 artists on the annual list of 100 pioneers, artists, leaders, icons and titans who have changed the world...More
Models pose in an aquarium in Busan on Thursday...More
People wait in line to snap up limited-edition sneakers collaborated with a luxury label in front of a department store in Seoul on Thursday...More
Women have fun at a canola field in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province on Thursday...More
Korean movie of the week "Yongsoon" (2016)
Directed by Shin Joon
With Lee Soo-kyung-I, Choi Deok-moon, Park Keun-rok, Kim Dong-young, Jang Haet-sal, Janska,...
Yongsoon, an 18-year-old high school student, is a daring, fearless girl who falls in love with the coach of her school's athletics team. When she discovers that he has a lover, the pain is almost too much for her to bear...More
OCN takes a break from its cops and crooks, as well as the supernatural, in favor of a different type of criminal investigation. "Mr. Temporary" has confirmed its line-up of Yoon Kyun-sang, Geum Sae-rok, Jun and Choi Yu-hwa for this work about a lawyer named Ki Moo-hyeok (Yoon Kyun-sang) who tries to solve a murder case that takes place in one of the country's top 0.1% elite schools...More
Han Ji-min portrays realistic love relationships.
Han Ji-min and Jung Hae-in's "Spring Night" is a romantic drama about a man and a woman who look for love one spring night. They portray the realistic love between a man and a woman who are enchanted by each other...More
Film directors have risen as new players in K-drama.
Numerous stars and film makers have been mentioned in 'The Hallyu Wave Diagnosis, Top 100 Experts' as well as some big names from the film industry. Their names have mostly been mentioned as Top 3 players that will lead the next generation of K-dramas, and experts are expecting them to stand out in the domestic markets as well as Hallyu markets...More
"Justice" is a novel thriller based on a web-novel by Jang Ho which was once a trend in 2017, and it is about a lawyer named Lee Tae-kyeong (Choi Jin-hyuk), who made a deal with the Devil for revenge, and a man named Song Woo-yong (Son Hyun-joo), who became the Devil himself for his family, ending up in the middle of a case of an actress gone missing, and digging out the hidden truth behind VVIPs in Korea...More
The line-up for the latest jTBC dramas for May has come out.
She posted a long message on Instagram on the 17th. She first said, "When the people's petition candlelight protest on the statute of limitations is completed I will turn this account private"....More
Actor Joo Jin-mo has acknowledged the fact that he's marrying doctor Min Hye-yeon, who is 10 years younger than him in Jeju Island in June.
According to his agency, the wedding date and location won't be disclosed, as it will be held in private...More
Cosmopolitan released an exclusive pictorial of Im Si-wan for May.
Im Si-wan finished his military service in May and as soon as he did, he created an Instagram account. He claimed he was so grateful for the presents and letters he received from fans while he was there. "I suddenly realized I was taking all their attention and support for granted. I told myself I'd give back what I got. That's kind of why I started Instagram, and to start communicating with fans more". Im Si-wan donated all the salaries he received while he was in service, and he also donated his talents by teaching math to the students at the elementary school his base had a relationship with...More
"Doctor Prisoner" is dominating the ratings.
The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards 2019 ceremony will be held on May, 1 2019, here are the nominees for most popular actress...More
The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards 2019 ceremony will be held on May, 1 2019, here are the nominees for most popular actor...More
On April 17th Kim Hyo-jin released the first public image of her second-born son on Instagram. Kim Hyo-jin mentioned meeting him on the 15th, and wrote that it was hard to believe she was now a mother of two...More
Yang Ki-won recently deleted his social media account, sparking speculation that he could be the anonymous 'movie actor Yang' that was arrested at three A.M. on April 12th near a hotel in Gangnam. CCTV footage of the event shows a man acting crazy and frightening in the street...More
On April 16th Moon Chae-won and Joo Sang-wook were revealed to be targets of an audit by the National Tax Service. This follows earlier news on April 11th that Gong Hyo-jin is also being subjected to an audit...More
On April 18th Lee Je-yeon's agency, Magnum Entertainment, confirmed that the actor would be appearing in "One and Only Love" next month. This will be his first project once "The Fiery Priest" has finished...More
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The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards 2019 ceremony will be held on May, 1 2019, here are the nominees for dramas...More
On April 18th "Parasite" was confirmed to be appearing in competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. This marks the fifth such appearance for director Bong Joon-ho. The first four were "The Host" in 2006, "TOKYO!" in 2008, "Mother - 2009" in 2009, and "Okja" in 2017...More
The 55th Baeksang Arts Awards 2019 ceremony will be held on May, 1 2019, here are the nominees for movies...More
Boy band BTS pose at a press conference at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Wednesday.
BTS on Wednesday held their first press conference after releasing their globally successful new album "Map of the Soul: Persona"...More
Visitors take a picture at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Wednesday...More
Fans of boy band BTS gather for a press event at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul on Wednesday...More
As saturated as we may be on doctors lately, this cast gives me pause, mainly to admire it and get excited over the potential. Ji Sung, Lee Se-young and Lee Kyu-hyung have accepted their previously offered roles for "Doctor Room", a series revolving around doctors of Pain Management...More
Ma Dong-seok is going to Hollywood.
TvN drama "Arthdal Chronicles" released its first teaser while many complaints have been coming from inside the production saying 'it's wearing out the staff'.
The drama is on its way to meet high expectations with the perfect writer, producer and cast, but insiders have been voicing out their problems...More
Starting with Kim Nam-gil from "The Fiery Priest", Namgoong Min from "Doctor Prisoner" and Kim Dong-wook from "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo", the dramas have been reflecting on social reality to bring 'the bad guys' to justice...More
"Doctor Prisoner" is on a roll.
On April 15th Go Ara posted a picture of herself on the set of "Haechi". In the picture, she can be seen drinking water while sitting in a wheelchair. Go Ara is riding a wheelchair after an incident last month where she hurt her ankle...More
On April 17th Park Yoo-chun made himself available to give testimony to Suwon police. Park Yoo-chun's surrendering was announced ahead of time and South Korean media were on hand to photograph the event...More
Kim Moo-yeol has trained hard for his role in the upcoming "The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil". In the film, Kim Moo-yeol plays the titular cop, who ends up having to work with the titular gangster, played by Ma Dong-seok, to catch the devil, Kim Sung-gyu...More
On April 17th CJ ENM and Nielsen Korea released their latest report about the most influential dramas on social networks. The report, which covers the second week of April, showed "Her Private Life" on the top with a 271.5 CPI rating...More
BTS are on track to take the top spot on both the American and British major music charts with their new album...More
N Seoul Tower on Mt. Nam is visible under clear skies in the capital on Tuesday...More
Women walk by an artificial waterfall on an overpass in Seoul on Tuesday...More
Families of victims of the 2014 ferry disaster throw flowers into the sea off Jindo, South Jeolla Province on Tuesday, the fifth anniversary of the disaster...More
We already know that the main characters of OCN's cult-themed "Save Me 2" have some very strong convictions, but the newly released individual character posters are a solid, stylish showcase of them. The four posters are dark, foreboding, and together they form the pivotal word: 'Save'...More
Yum Jung-ah expressed her gratitude for the SKY Queens.
Her management released still cuts of Lee Yo-won from "Different Dreams", a special drama celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the forming of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea...More
Actress Lee Da-hae has signed a contract with FN Entertainment.
Nam Joo-hyuk played almost 3 roles in "The Light in Your Eyes"; Lee Joon-ha standing on the cliff of despair, Hye-ja's husband who died at such a young age, and Hye-ja's doctor who looks just like her late husband...More
"A Diamond in the Rough" is number 1 in advance ticket sales amongst its simultaneous releases, heralding its success.
As of April 15th all filming and preparation of "Secret - 2019" has been put on hold. The staff and actors of the drama have instead decided to do charity work in areas afflicted by the Gangwon fires for the foreseeable future...More
Lee So-yeon has done a photo spread for bnt. The theme is romantic synchronization, with a variety of shots designed to highlight a light colored top against a similarly bright background, from a variety of angles. The star of "Protect the King" also does an interview...More
On April 14th Go Min-si made an Instagram post featuring her and a yellow dog on the street. The dog is wearing a collar, but Go Min-si's caption reads like they are a stranger. She writes, hi, who are you, my name is Min-si...More
On April 15th the Good Data Corporation published the latest Good Data Report for the second week of April. "Her Private Life" immediately made a big impression on social media as lead actress Park Min-young ranked number one for performers that week. Her leading man, Kim Jae-wook, was number four...More
On April 16th a special television broadcast commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Sewol tragedy. Many celebrities commented upon the event on their SNS accounts. Jung Woo-sung, Jeon Do-yeon, Ryu Deok-hwan, Namgoong Min, Go Kyung-pyo, Moon Jung-hee, Jang Mi-inae, Yoon Se-ah, Kim Bup-rae, Yoo Byung-jae, Jang Sung-kyu, Hyosung, Solbi, and others are among those who expressed support for Sewol survivors...More
Park Yoo-chun of boy band JYJ, reads a statement during a press conference in Seoul on April 10.
Hollywood stars Robert Downey Jr. (left), Brie Larson (center) and Jeremy Renner attend an event for the film "Avengers: Endgame" in Seoul on Monday...More
Students pose for a picture at Myongji University in Seoul on Monday...More
Models walk along the wall of Deoksu Palace at a street fashion show in Seoul on Monday...More
The world is a daunting place when one is about to enter the complicated world of adulthood, and jTBC's upcoming drama "A Moment at Eighteen" will tackle those feelings, and portray the related struggles. The series starring Ong Seong-wu and Kim Hyang-gi has been expanding its cast, and actor Yoo In-soo has just joined them...More
Sources report that Bundang Cha Hospital hid the truth about the death of a newborn for the last 3 years...More
Announcer Park Eun-kyung explained how she came to marry Director Lee Myeong-woo.
On April 13th, portal sites started to show a spike in popularity for searches related to Yang Se-jong's name. The cause of the searches dates to a car accident near a hotel in the Gangnam district in Seoul, where the driver, an anonymous actor, was found to test positive for methamphetamines...More
SHINee's Minho and Infinite's Jang Dong-woo are beginning their mandatory military service on the same day.
They will be admitted through the Marine Corps Training Center in Ponhang, Kyeongbuk on the 15th. Jang Dong-woo will be leaving in private. Starting with the admission of their team leaders, Minho and Jang Dong-woo are the third in line to go. Onew and Key from SHINee are currently in service as well as Kim Sung-kyu and Lee Sung-yeol from Infinite...More
It all started with "SKY Castle". The popular drama from earlier this year cast both Jo Byeong-gyu and Kim Bo-ra in minor roles. Rumors flared when a behind the scenes video showed them being very friendly with each other. Denials were strong, even going as far as Jo Byeong-gyu's social media account...More
Ratings agency Nielsen Korea will announce viewing rates for the past four days.
According to Nielsen, "Viewing data is now back to normal and data can be shared starting the 16th. In the morning, the ratings can be seen through the Arianna System and later reports will be delivered by email...More
On April 4th, Yoon Seung-ah commemorated her four year wedding anniversary with Kim Moo-yeol on Instagram. She posted a black-and-white wedding photo of that day, where the bride and groom can be seen smiling and happy at their outdoor ceremony...More
On April 15th, Park Yoo-chun's agency, CJS Entertainment, sent out a statement. In the statement, they assert that Park Yoo-chun has hired an attorney and that planned cooperation with the police will take place with legal advice...More
The upcoming KBS2 drama "The Sun's Seasons" has confirmed that Oh Chang-suk and Yoon So-yi will star in the leading roles. This will be Yoon So-yi's first leading role in a drama since "Women By Nature" in 2014. She was more recently seen in a supporting role as the nanny in "The Last Empress"...More
2nd trailer released for the upcoming Korean animated movie "Pororo, Treasure Island Adventure - Theater Version"...More
BTS pose with actors Emma Stone (4th from left) and Michael Keaton (next to Stone) on the stage of "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday in this grab from NBC's show.
BTS have swept major music charts across the globe with their new album, which was released worldwide simultaneously on Friday...More
Police will seek an arrest warrant for Seungri of boy band Big Bang after discovering evidence that he paid prostitutes to have sex with clients when he threw a huge party in Palawan, the Philippines in December 2017.
That was even before he opened the controversial Burning Sun nightclub in the swanky Gangnam area, which is said to have been a hotbed of drug abuse and sexual impropriety...More
Momo of girl group TWICE throws the ceremonial pitch at a baseball game between LG Twins and Doosan Bears in Seoul on Sunday...More
Children make a strawberry cake at a farm in Hamyang, South Gyeongsang Province on Sunday...More
People practice yoga at an event in Seoul on Sunday...More
SBS TV drama "The Last Empress" will be receiving some restrictions due to violence, disregarding human life, and animal abuse during its broadcast.
The Broadcasting Review Subcommittee of the Korea Communications Standards Commission held a meeting on the 11th and decided to vote on the three cases involved and submit them to the committee...More
"Her Private Life" is capturing the hearts of viewers.
"Her Private Life" is a romantic drama about a woman named Seong Deok-mi who is a professional and perfectionist curator, who also has a passion for idol singers and her boss and childhood friend Ryan...More
Ratings company Nielsen Korea hasn't been sharing ratings for 2 days.
The company hasn't been able to share viewing rates and data on the 13th and 14th due to unexpected errors, which led it unable to collect information in least amount of panel household. Nielsen said, "Problems occurred in the process of viewing records"....More
Joo Jin-mo's lovely fiancee is Doctor Min Hye-yeon was introduced to him via Kim Hyun-wook.
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2019.04.12 ~ 2019.04.14
Students learn skills on the electricians' course at the Seoul Institute of Technology and Education on April 2.
A growing number of people of all ages are learning blue-collar skills like building maintenance and landscaping, even if they have degrees from top universities or have previously worked for big conglomerates.
The reason is that they feel that blue-collar jobs offer more job security than office work in a recession...More
Visa applicants wait in the street outside the Korean Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday.
Vietnamese people are flooding the Korean Embassy in Hanoi to apply for five-year multiple-entry visitor's visas amid rumors that Korea's visa policy may change soon, with many squatting in the street outside...More
Korea ranked near the bottom in income inequality among members of the OECD...More
Korea's largest flower fair is set to kick off later this month. The annual fair, which marks its 13th year, will bring some 350 horticulturists and other experts from 30 countries around the world...More
The Constitutional Court on Thursday finally overturned Korea's widely ignored abortion ban. The bench ruled by a majority of 7:2 that the current law, which dates from 1953 and bans abortion at any stage of pregnancy, is unconstitutional because it violates the rights of pregnant women...More
The National Tax Service is investigating 176 celebrities, professional athletes, landlords, famous YouTubers and other rich and famous people, it said Wednesday.
This is the first time that the NTS is homing in on newly emerging professionals who make a lot of money in as yet poorly regulated ways. The targets include YouTubers, IT professionals and internet storage providers...More
Samsung and LG's first 5G smartphones will hit the U.S. market next month, giving them a head start over Apple...More
The floor leaders of Korea's five political parties pose at Gimpo International Airport on Wednesday. /Newsis
The floor leaders of Korea's five main political parties attended an event in Shanghai on Wednesday celebrating the 100th anniversary of the government-in-exile...More
The Seoul Metropolitan Government wants to help the North Korean capital of Pyongyang improve the water quality of the Taedong River that runs through it.
The city on Wednesday said it has launched a committee that will help with the task. The first step is to modernize Pyongyang's water supply and drainage system. "It's a humanitarian project to ensure access to clean drinking water, which is at the core of the UN's sustainable development goals", a city official said...More
Seoul city will keep curbing the use of old diesel vehicles and fining drivers caught with them from December to March every year, when fine-dust pollution usually soars...More
Korea's life expectancy now ranks among the world's top 10 as society ages inexorably.
According to a study of 183 countries by the World Health Organization on Monday, Korean babies born in 2016 can expect to live to the age of 82.7, the ninth-longest in the world...More
More than 40 percent of women giving birth in Korea still opt for Caesarean sections, according to a study.
The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs studied 1,784 women between 15 and 49 who gave birth from 2016 until September last year, and 42 percent chose C-sections. In the last study in 2015, the figure was 39 percent...More
Rain is expected throughout the country from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday, with flurries of snow in some areas of Gangwon and North Gyeongsang provinces...More
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The music competition format that is set for U.S. development has also sealed an option deal in Europe.
Asia's leading content and merchandising company CJ ENM announced today that they have sealed another deal in Europe for '300: War of United Voices'...More
Korea's highest wage-earners are not lawyers or bankers but lawmakers, who made W140 million last year (US$1=W1,139).
The lowest-paying profession, as ever, is poet, with practitioners taking an average of just W10 million a year to their garrets...More
At least 1,586 salaried workers earned more than W500 million last year (US$1=W1,139).
Conglomerate tracker Chaebul.com analyzed reports by 2,821 companies and found that 1,586 workers earned more than W500 million including wages, retirement pay and stock options...More
Get ready for the heebiest of jeebies, at least if you're as disturbed by the dark side of organized religion, and pseudoreligion, as I am. "Save Me 2" has some intense new goodies, and we have a generally promotion-heavy week for Dramaland...More
In the opening scene to "Another Child" we see teenage girl Yoon-ah (played by Park Se-jin) sneakily peering in at a house party. The mother of the house, Yeong-joo (played by Yum Jung-ah) asks her own teenage daughter Joo-ri (played by Kim Hye-joon) what the deal is, and if she knows that other girl. Joo-ri says not really, and they don't know each other that well, but we soon see that fate has forced these two increasingly crabby girls into a family situation neither one of them wants...More
At the beginning of "A Haunting Hitchhike" Jeong-ae (played by Roh Jeong-eui) and her best friend Hyo-jeong (played by Kim Go-eun-III) impulsively take a trip out to the countryside. They're out looking for parental validation, of a sorts. Their adventure starts girlishly enough, with one giggly scene on the bus being an obvious standout. But then the story takes a dark tur, as Jeong-ae and Hyo-jeong begin to grasp that being out on their own in the darkness in the middle of nowhere is not an ideal position...More
The film is inspired by the KBS show in 1983 which aimed to reunite families separated during the Korean War. The early episodes of the show generated huge amounts of interest among the general public (88% of the population watched the early episodes), and the square in front of KBS was thronged with people advertising and looking for lost family members...More
A robot makes drinks at a coffee expo at COEX in Seoul on Friday...More
A youth orchestra performs at a memorial concert in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province on Friday, ahead of the fifth anniversary of the 2014 ferry disaster...More
As MBC's upcoming commemorative drama, "Different Dreams", gears up for its May 4th premiere, the promotional goodies have started slowly, but surely, popping up. The latest is a stylish 4-person poster showcasing the drama's 30s visuals, but also the troubles and emotions brewing beneath the glamorous surface...More
On April 12th Noon Company announced than Jo Han-chul, who is represented by the agency, will appear in "Perfume" later this year. The fantasy romance will start in June and is headlined by Shin Sung-rok and Go Won-hee...More
Go Won-hee appears in the most recent issue of bnt, which came out on April 5th. In the photospread she is modeling a three color concept- black, white, and pink outfits in different styles to better emphasize her common features...More
On April 8th Yeon Min-ji's agency SE M&M confirmed that the actress would appear in "Perfume". The fantasy romance will start airing in June, and has cast Shin Sung-rok and Go Won-hee in the lead roles...More
On April 10th the latest Nielsen ratings for Wednesday/Thursday dramas came out. In overall ratings, "Get Out of the Way, Fate" was first with a 20.4% rating. "Left-handed Wife" was second with a 15.5% rating. And "Doctor Prisoner" was third with a 15.2% rating for its second episode...More
Girl group Black Pink will perform on U.S. network CBS' popular late-night show next week...More
HyunA waves at Incheon International Airport on Thursday on her way to Los Angeles for a photo shoot...More
Models show commemorative medals to mark the 100th anniversary of the Korean government-in-exile in Seoul on Thursday...More
Children perform at an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Korean government-in-exile in Seoul on Thursday...More
People take a stroll on Mt. Nam in Seoul on Thursday...More
Korean drama of the week "My Beautiful Bride" (2015)
Directed by Kim Cheol-gyoo, Kim Sang-woo-III
Written by Yoo Seong-yeol
With Kim Moo-yeol, Lee Si-young, Ko Sung-hee, Ryu Seung-soo, Park Hae-joon, Son Jong-hak,...
16 episodes - Sat, Sun 23:00
"My soon-to-be bride all of sudden disappeared. And I turned into a monster to find her"...More
After dropping a cult trailer last week, OCN's "Save Me 2" delivers us from evil by means of wrecking the absolute Hell out of its pseudoreligious leader's vile church. Here to do the wrecking is our unhinged hero, who may just be unhinged enough to come out of this battle victorious, even if not necessarily alive...More
He expressed great satisfaction in having worked with her and said, "What I am most grateful about is that she made me feel very comfortable. I never had to worry or stress about anything. We talked to each other about everything, too...More
The tvN drama is a romcom about a woman named Seong Deok-mi (Park Min-young) who is a professional and meticulous curator who has a secret passion for idol singers and her boss and childhood friend, Ryan (Kim Jae-wook)...More
Recently in the tvN drama "Romance is a Bonus Book", he played Kim Jae-min an optimistic character, but in the current MBC drama "The Banker", he is a stone-cold charismatic character, Lee Hae-gon, the deputy chairman...More
The actor recently became the icon for a loving husband through a TV program, but in the film that's coming out in May, he plays a childish husband...More
On April 11th, Seoul police revealed that they have audio and video evidence of Choi Jong-hoon-I, Roy Kim, and others discussing and committing criminal acts. In a briefing, police stated that they were currently investigating a proper course of action in response to this...More
In a statement, Choi Tae-joon's agency commented on why he left "Hotel Del Luna". They said that the decision to leave was prompted by discussion of the character he was going to play, and that there was a gap between his expectations and the reality of the part...More
Go Joon-hee's attorney made a press release on the 10th saying, "Ever since news that she quit the drama "Perfume", there have been rumors that Go Joon-hee's withdrawal from the drama is because there is truth behind the rumors about her regarding Seungri. We would like to state once again that it is not true and strong legal action is currently underway against the creators and perpetuators of these rumors"...More
"The Item" only recently finished, but Ju Ji-hoon is already hard at work for "Kingdom - Season 2" on Netflix. Consequently, Lee Sung-min sent him a coffee car. Ju Ji-hoon thanked Lee Sung-min on Instagram for his efforts...More
On March 10th, "Haechi" lead actor Jung Il-woo posted a photograph of himself decked out in full regal costume with his mother, who was visiting the set that day. The family resemblance is clear...More
According to Sports Dong-A, actress Lee Mi-sook didn't participate in the recording of the MBN TV show "Actors Today" due to personal reasons. Neither did she a ppear for the recording of the previous two episodes...More
The court has dismissed an application by production Victory Contents on actor Park Hae-jin for a ban on drama appearances.
Mountain Movement announced, "The court ruled that Park Hae-jin has no obligation to the drama "Four Men", which has been suspended. So there is no problem with him appearing in "Secret - 2019"...More
Roy Kim arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Jongno, Seoul on Wednesday.
Women have fun under cherry trees in Hamyang, South Geongsang Province on Wednesday...More
A car crawls on a snow-covered road in Daegwallyeong, Gangwon Province on Wednesday...More
OCN's upcoming "WATCHER" has landed its main trio, as actors Han Suk-kyu, Seo Kang-joon and Kim Hyun-joo have confirmed their leading roles in this diverse cast of angsty characters. "WATCHER" follows the story of these three people who join a special anti-corruption police investigation unit following traumatic events...More
While there are new celebrities tied to the huge controversy of sharing illegal recorded videos and pictures of a sexual nature in their chat rooms, another celebrity has been exposed. Robert Holley has been arrested for drug use...More
Actor Oh Man-seok looks charismatic in the newest behind-the-scene posters of the new JTBC drama "Beautiful World" that were released on the 11th. Oh Man-seok portrays the inner emotions of Oh Jin-pyo who's lived his life on the top as if ruling everyone below him...More
Shin Ha-kyun has long had a reputation as a "god of acting" over his twenty year career for the wide variety of his forty odd character roles. In "Inseparable Bros", he takes on yet another unusual role as the physically handicapped Se-ha, who is entirely reliant on his mentally handicapped brother Dong-goo for movement...More
On April 9th, "Hotel Del Luna" released casting details. IU and Yeo Jin-goo were already known as the leads, and Choi Tae-joon was known to have a supporting role. However, Choi Tae-joon has since left the project, and his part will now be played by Lee Do-hyun...More
Kim Young-kwang and Jin Ki-joo are starring in the new SBS drama "The Secret Life of My Secretary", an office romcom about polar opposites who fall for each other in the forms of an icy, demanding boss (Kim Young-kwang as Do Min-ik) and a hard-working, fiery-tempered secretary (Jin Ki-joo as Jeong Kal-hee)...More
IU donated 100 million won to the Kangwon Kosung district, but was embroiled in a scandal so the charity foundation set out to defend her.
An online community had a post titled, "IU's suspicious donation". The post said, "The damaged areas from the fire are mountainous districts so there are no elementary schools and there are just the elderly who farm and retirees. It's suspicious that she would make a donation to children-related foundations for the recovery of the Kangwon fire damage...More
Park Min-young ("What's Wrong With Secretary Kim", "Queen for 7 Days") is the perfect curator Seong Deok-mi in "Her Private Life". The tvN drama is a romcom about a woman named Seong Deok-mi (Park Min-young) who is a professional and meticulous curator who has a passion for idol singers and her boss and childhood friend, Ryan (Kim Jae-wook, "God's Quiz: Reboot", "The Guest - Drama")...More
The two Jinyoung's are drawing attention to themselves. B1A4's Jin Young ("The Dude in Me", "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds") and GOT7's Jinyoung ("He Is Psychometric", "Magic School") are the hottest rookies on the drama scene right now...More
Sung Ki-yoon will appear in the upcoming youth drama "A Moment at Eighteen" on JTBC. The drama, about which little is currently known, purports to be an emotional and realistic coming-of-age story about various eighteen-year-old youths...More
"Doctor Prisoner" came in first.
Joo Jin-mo (left) and Min Hye-yeon
Robert Holley is taken to a remand prison in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on Tuesday. /Yonhap
The colorful TV personality Robert Holley, also known by his Korean name Ha Il, had been investigated by police on drug abuse charges since 2017 until he was booked on Monday.
During previous investigations, Holley shaved his head and depilated other parts of his body to avoid having to provide hair samples for drug tests. But this time he confessed to using crystal meth after tests came back positive...More
A statue of King Sejong in Gwanghwamun, Seoul gets a bath on Tuesday...More
People enjoy cherry blossom in the rain in Hamyang, South Gyeongsang Province on Tuesday...More
I'm sensing a sugar-sweet OTP here, as actors Kim Seon-ho and Moon Geun-young have confirmed their leading roles in tvN's upcoming "Catch the Ghost!", a romantic investigation drama about a 'doer' rookie and a 'thinker' veteran of the subway police force...More
Actress Yoon Seung-ah signed a contract with Prain TPC.
Sulli had a live broadcast on Instagram while she was drinking on the 8th. The broadcast started off with nice comments until a netizen asked her why she never wore a bra and things took a turn...More
It's been two years since actress Kim Young-ae, who performed until just before she closed her eyes, passed away.
The actress passed away on the 9th of April in 2017 from pancreatic cancer...More
In the wake of the Burning Sun scandal, careers and businesses are collapsing. The controversy that began with an assault at the club Burning Sun shook showbiz. Several celebrities have been reported to be involved with sex crimes and there is evidence of police collusion, which has shocked the public. Not only that, additional charges regarding drugs have been levied; corruption is revealed with ferocity...More
"Haechi" owns the rankings throne of Monday/Tuesday dramas.
Kim Sang-hyuk has had a busy week. First, on April 7th he got married to online shopping mall CEO Song Da-ye. Then he and his wife quickly announce participation in charity efforts related to Gangwon wildfires, and they also join the variety show 'The Wife's Taste'...More
Netflix has confirmed that its new omnibus series, "Persona", starring IU, will be available to watch on April 11th. More specifically, the show will upload at 5 PM KST on the official Netflix website...More
On April 9th, SWMP confirmed that a legal review is under way for actor Lee Joo-bin. They said she is being investigated for embezzlement after having tried to use a fake ID to do business on a website dealing in secondhand goods...More
Nana has accepted her offer to appear in "Justice". It is now confirmed that Nana will play the role of Yeon-ah, an investigator who was once romantically involved with the lead character. That character, attorney Tae-kyeong, will be played by Choi Jin-hyuk...More
Girl group TWICE will release a new mini album later this month...More
Robert Holley is taken to a remand prison in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province on Tuesday. /Yonhap
Aspiring models practice walking at a university in Daejeon on Monday...More
Visitors pose for a picture at the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul on Monday...More
It takes outside the box thinking to tackle outside the box problems, and it takes a "madman" to tackle a mad situation. The protagonist of "Save Me 2", Kim Min-cheol (Um Tae-goo), is about to go against a terrible foe, and his young, troubled life is all that he has to protect him...More
Kim San-ho plays Han Joon-ho's (Kim Sa-kwon) brother and novelist Han Seok-ho, He is loyal to his sister-in-law who took care of his ill father while he was away on National Service and will stand on her side no matter what...More
On the 7th of April when the cherry blossoms were in bloom, actress Lee Jung-hyun appeared in front of the press in a pure white wedding dress. Shutters went off as soon as she appeared and they looked like fireworks celebrating her beautiful day...More
Actress Go Won-hee had a photo shoot with made her stand out visually.
Three concepts were taken in this photo shoot with BNT...More
Ahead of the April 18th release date for "Listen to Your Heart. The Beautiful Mind" celebrities have been speaking out in support of the documentary. The movie comes from Ryu Jang-ha and Son Mi, the director/scriptwriter duo behind "Hello Schoolgirl", and deals with an orchestra made of up various handicapped people of all ages...More
The two are looking at each other with serious faces...More
The correlation chart of popular weekend drama "Mother of Mine" is drawing the public's attention.
New stills of "Her Private Life" provide some context for the relationship of Ryan (played by Kim Jae-wook) with Deok-mi (played by Park Min-young. Through three separate pictures we can see Ryan giving a disgusted, side-eyed look at Cindy (played by Kim Bo-ra), who appears to be taking a photo of Si-an (played by One) on her phone...More
A representative from Neos Entertainment confirmed on April 8th that Choi Woo-hyuk-II would be appearing in the upcoming drama "When the Devil Calls Your Name". He will be playing the young version of Choong-ryeol, who aspires to be a singer. The older version of Choong-ryeol (played by Kim Hyung-mook) is the modern day agent for the drama's main character, Harib, played by Jung Kyung-ho...More
"Touch Your Heart" finished on March 28th. This was the end for Lee Sang-woo's work reasonably intensive role as second lead. But just as he stops working, his wife Kim So-yeon has started her own second lead work in "Mother of Mine" on March 23rd...More
"Haechi" is far ahead of its competators.
The number one movie this week is "Shazam!"...More
1st music video added for the upcoming Korean movie "Pororo, Treasure Island Adventure - Theater Version"...More
Girl group Black Pink set another record with their latest song, which surpassed 100 million views on YouTube at the fastest pace on Sunday...More
People enjoy cherry blossom in Yeouido, Seoul on Sunday...More
She appeared on the SBS TV show "My Ugly Duckling". She said she had been married for 6 years and she got married 3 months after meeting her husband...More
Choi Soo-jong and five other husbands had a special Sunday evening.
A post from last October revealing Lee Jong-hyun's private life resurfaces.
While Suzy has left JYP Entertainment and started anew with Management Soop, news has come up on social media that looks like Suzy has become close with Gong Yoo and Gong Hyo-jin. However, this is a misunderstanding...More
Ji Chang-wook, EXO's Sehun, EXO, Rain, Lee Joon-gi, Super Junior, Ahn Jae-wook, Song Seung-heon, Won Bin, Bae Yong-joon, Kwon Sang-woo, So Ji-sub, Jo In-sung, TVXQ, and Hyun Bin are the TOP 15 Hallyu stars provided by Sina-Com's Star Service...More
A record 3 million diabetics went to hospital for treatment last year. The number of people who got treated for diabetes increased from 2.01 million in 2010 to 3.03 million in 2018, up more than 1.02 million over the past eight years. The figures come from a report by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service published early this week...More
Hyundai management and union on Thursday agreed to increase production of the popular Palisade SUV after a month of negotiations...More
A soldier patrols a trail near the border town of Goseong, Gangwon Province on Wednesday.
South Korea is opening up three hiking trails leading up to the demilitarized zone so civilians access the area for the first time since the armistice in 1953...More
More than 60 percent of Starbucks outlets in Korea will be cashless amid the growing use of credit cards and mobile payments, the coffee giant said Thursday...More
Spring is here, but retailers have yet to see a thaw in frozen consumer spending. Unseasonable cold spells and toxic smog are partly to blame for slumping sales of outdoor wear, and air cleaners and other air purification products are outselling spring clothes in department stores...More
Families of victims who died in the Jeju massacre look at a marble wall which bears their names at a memorial on Jeju Island on Wednesday. /Yonhap
The Defense Ministry has for the first time apologized for a bloody decades-long anti- Communist crackdown on Jeju Island that began just after World War II...More
Chinese electric vehicle maker Future Mobility plans to set up operations in Korea at GM Korea's former plant in Gunsan, which was shut down last year.
Future Mobility is part of the MS Consortium, which signed a deal last month to acquire the Gunsan plant, according to an industry insider on Wednesday...More
One out of 10 women in their mid to late 40s is single, while the number of childless couples more than quadrupled compared to 30 years ago, a study suggests.
The Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs found that women born between 1971 and 1975 had an average of 1.62 kids, while their parents' generation had 3.73 children...More
SK Teleom's firstcomers for 5G mobile service including figure skater Kim Yuna (3rd from left) pose with their phones in Seoul on Wednesday, a day ahead of the official launch. /Yonhap
Korea on Wednesday became the first country to launch the high-speed 5G mobile phone service, with connections starting at 11 p.m.
The country's three mobile providers originally planned to start the service on Friday for Samsung's Galaxy S10, but the schedule was brought forward by two days so Korea would not lose the title to U.S. provider Verizon...More
Oil refinery S-Oil paid the highest average wages in Korea last year, according to a study by Job Korea published Tuesday. The employment portal surveyed 80 companies in the country's top 100.
S-Oil paid an average of W138 million to staff in 2018, up 14 percent from 2017, compared to the W82 million average for all companies surveyed (US$1=W1,137)...More
The Korea Tourism Organization is making great efforts to attract corporate groups on incentive tours, a lucrative business in the tourism industry.
Some 1,800 employees of the Hong Kong branch of British insurance company Prudential will visit Korea next week. Last month, 1,292 employees of Vietnamese paint producer 4 Oranges visited the country...More
The Seoul Metropolitan Government wants to expand Gimpo International Airport's overseas services.
Passengers can currently fly from Gimpo to China, Japan and Taiwan but no further than a 2,000 km radius from there...More
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'Love at First Song' develops in U.S. and Malaysia, while '300: War of United Voices' and 'I Can See Your Voice' have agreed on another option deals in Europe...More
Nao Kodaira (right) of Japan embraces Lee Sang-hwa after the women's 500-m event at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province on Feb. 18, 2018. /Yonhap
Speed skaters Lee Sang-hwa of Korea and Nao Kodaira of Japan will be honored for their display of sportsmanship and cross-border friendship during last year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang...More
Enlisted soldiers are now allowed to use mobile phones while off duty starting from April 1, the Ministry of Defense said on Monday...More
Incheon International Airport last week celebrated its 18th anniversary...More
Charitable donations by Korea's top 10 conglomerates have fallen almost 20 percent over the last three years.
According to conglomerate tracker Chaebul.com on Sunday, 95 listed subsidiaries of the 10 leading conglomerates donated a combined W814.6 billion to charity last year...More
A memorial to Korean independence fighter Ahn Jung-geun reopened Saturday at the site in Harbin, China where he assassinated top Japanese colonial official Hirobumi Ito in 1909...More
Hyundai's Ioniq hatchback was named the most energy efficient electric vehicle in the U.S...More
Some 3,000 elderly motorists have already responded to an incentive campaign by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to turn in their driving licenses since it started two weeks ago...More
Despite greater awareness of health issues, more people are becoming obese and fewer are trying to lose weight.
According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week, the obesity rate in a study of 230,000 adults was 31.8 percent in 2018, up 3.2 percent from the year before...More
All is not fair in love and war, but the protagonists of this upcoming week's premiering dramas will hopefully find the justice they need with minimum sacrifice. "Special Labor Inspector, Mr. Jo" and "Her Private Life" will be with us shortly. Is your heart prepared? Mine is doing backflips...More
As "Birthday" opens up, we see the middle-aged Jeong-il (played by Sol Kyung-gu) on an airplane, looking pensive as he comes home to South Korea. This sense of nervousness is soon justified by a strange setpiece wherein Jeong-il he tries to come home, but his wife Soon-nam (played by Jeon Do-yeon) simply stands silently behind the door. Jeong-il doesn't know for sure whether Soon-nam's rejecting him, or if she can even hear him. Yet somehow the tone of the scene indicates that the possibility of the former is oddly logical for him...More
Soo-hyeon (played by Jung Ho) is a North Korean defector who works in a sparsely populated public library. Life is pretty boring in there, although every so often his boss will pop and complain about some trivial problem. Life takes a turn for the weird when Soo-hyeon starts having serial abstract conversations with other defectors who coincidentally happen to be visiting the library. And then, of course, there's the framing device of Detective Kim (played by Park Gi-ryoong) who's trying to figure out where Soo-hyeon disappeared to, and also the recurring setpiece of the fish in the fishbowl with weird colors...More
Romantic comedies are not my favorite genre, to say the least. Occasionally, however, I do find films I enjoy, with "What A Man Wants' being the most recent sample. Furthermore, the concept of the romance between a director of adult films and a former child actress seemed rather interesting, with the fact that the script is based on the director's personal experiences adding even more to the whole idea. Let us see how the film fared though...More
Kim Bo-ra-I studied directing at Columbia University in New York. Her short film "The Recorder Exam" won numerous prizes including a Student Film Award from the Directors Guild of America. Her debut feature film, Beol-sae (House of Hummingbird), received production support from the Korean Film Council, the Seoul Film Commission and the Busan International Film Festival's Asian Cinema Fund, as well as post-production support from the Sundance Institute's Feature Film Program. It premiered at Busan where it won the NETPAC Award and the KNN Audience Award...More
People wait in line for the launch of Samsung's first 5G smartphone in Gangnam, Seoul on Friday...More
Visitors take a picture at a canola field in Busan on Friday...More
Nana may be moving up in the legal world, going from her detective role in "Kill It" to a prosecutor's role in "Justice". The drama has already confirmed Choi Jin-hyuk and Son Hyun-joo, and is currently in the process of casting the rest of the roles. Nana ("The Swindlers", "The Good Wife") is considering her offered role for the leading woman...More
Some persons of interest remain unnamed in the Jung Joon-young investigation. One such person, the movie actor Mr. Shin, is a pseudonym used for convenience and privacy. Speculation has centered around Shin Ki-hyun as a possibility for Mr. Shin's identity, based on videos from last year where he appeared with Jung Joon-young, Roy Kim, and others as part of an entourage...More
On April 4th the DCInside fan group for Roy Kim published a letter publically asking Stone Entertainment to dismiss him from the agency. The letter follows revelations that Roy Kim is now under investigation for taking an active role Jung Joon-young's illegal sexual video chat rooms...More
On April 4th Namgoong Min posted a picture on Instagram. In the picture, a smiling Namgoong Min is seen holding arms with his fellow actor Kim Byung-chul. The attached comment says that they get along great. It is signed I-jae and Min-sik, after the names of their characters on "Doctor Prisoner"...More
At a press conference for "Beautiful World" on April 4th Choo Ja-hyun spoke positively of her co-star, Park Hee-soon. She also made reference to her real-life husband, Yu Xiaoguang. The specific quote was, in real life as well as in dramas I've been lucky with husbands.
The statement is somewhat ironic, given the dark context of "Beautiful World". In the drama Choo Ja-hyun and Park Hee-soon play parents who are dragged into school violence as their son becomes involved in an assault case...More
BTS are increasingly recognized as a big player in the global music industry.
BTS came in second on the list of top 10 global recording artists of 2018, while their two albums "Love Yourself: Answer" and "Love Yourself: Tear" ranked No. 2 and 3 on the global top albums list, according to an annual industry report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) published earlier this week...More
Eddy Kim (left) and Roy Kim
Students take a picture with flowers at a university in Busan on Thursday...More
Lanterns are set up at Jogye Temple in Seoul on Thursday, about a month ahead of Buddha's Birthday...More
People enjoy warm weather in a canola field on Jeju Island on Thursday...More
Korean movie of the week "I Can Speak" (2017)
Directed by Kim Hyun-seok
With Na Moon-hee, Lee Je-hoon, Park Chul-min, Yum Hye-ran, Lee Sang-hee, Lee Ji-hoon-II,...
Began filming : 2017/03/29
A hot-blooded female detective who always needs to set things straight and a level-9 operative teach each other English and open up to each other...More
Well, I'm about ready to run for the hills after the latest 'cult trailer' released today by OCN's "Save Me 2", but the inhabitants of this cult-infested village are sadly not as big on stranger danger. Chun Ho-jin's approachable image becomes a twisted mask of pseudoreligion, and I'm already afraid of him...More
Singer Gummy showed deep affection for her husband Jo Jung-suk.
"Love Affairs in the Afternoon" is an adult drama about forbidden love. It is a remake of a 2014 Japanese drama, "Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon", starring Park Ha-sun, Lee Sang-yeob, Ye Ji-won, and Jo Dong-hyuk...More
Ji Chang-wook is being dragged around by rumors based on photos taken in the past. SBS TV show "The Know" revealed a picture of Ji Chang-wook and Madam Lynn while re-highlighting the events of the 'Burning Sun case'...More
Go Won-hee plays Min Ye-rin/Min Jae-hee, a rising star in the model industry with amazing body line. Go Joon-hee was initially mentioned for this role, but this fell through as the actress showed involved with the Seungri who is currently embroiled im controversy...More
While CNBlue's Lee Jong-hyun was known to be one of the members of the 'Jung Joon-young' chat group, more accusations are being made about sexually harassing a girl group and his bad fan service...More
Singer Roy Kim has been embroiled in the 'Jung Joon-young chat room' controversy and as a result, his Naver profile has been modified by his family. Both his his and his father's, professor Kim Hong-taek's, profiles have been updated...More
She takes on the role of lawyer Kim Tae-joo. She used to be an elite course prosecutor, but she resigns after she is hurt badly in a robbery. She stays abroad for a while, but returns to Korea to establish a firm that deals with rich criminals. She intentionally defends these criminals, worsens their problems, and turns the fight back on their organizations...More
Actress Park Hyo-joo signed a contract with Milky Way Entertainment.
The trusted drama and film actress has made impressive performances in dramas "God's Quiz: Reboot"",Wanted", "Twenty Again", "I Need Romance Season 3", "THE CHASER - Drama" and movies "The Classified File", "Tazza: The Hidden Card", "Punch", "The Flu", and more. Through her signing in with Milky Way Entertainment, she promises more active activities in the future...More
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There are not many actors who look as good with creases in their foreheads as Lee Sun-kyun. Maybe it was his aura as a chef from the MBC drama "Pasta", but Lee Sun-kyun's temper is more powerful than anyone else's. The wavelength is especially bigger when Lee Sun-kyun's anger is applied in "Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage", a film pointing out the current foul activities taking place in society...More
"Doctor Prisoner" ranks first place in Wednesday/Thursday dramas despite ratings decrease.
On April 3rd, a press conference was held for "Her Private Life" at the Imperium Hotel in the Gangnam district of Seoul. During this conference, former "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" star Park Min-young described her relationship with co-actor Kim Jae-wook...More
On March 31st, Goo Ha-ra made an Instagram post. In a response to this post, a commenter stated that Goo Ha-ra looked better before her surgery. Goo Ha-ra then replied to the comment saying that the procedure was medically necessary...More
On March 4th, actor Kim Young-kwang appeared at the Han Cafe in the Apgujeong region of the Gangnam district for a presentation related to the Maurice Lacroix watch brand. South Korean media was on site and captured many pictures of his presence...More
On April 4th, someone close to production for "Victory" stated that Jin Seon-kyu had received an offer to appear in the film. Jin Seon-kyu and his agency are believed to be considering the offer...More
Ahead of her new drama, "Her Private Life", Park Min-young appears to be aiming to set a romantic mood. Or at least, that's the impression given by the 173d issue of the fashion magazine First Look...More
The annual Jeonju International Film Festival will open for its 20th year next month. The festival hopes to use the anniversary as an opportunity to take it to the next level...More
Users of Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones can now wake up to the voice of their favorite K-pop stars.
The electronics giant said Wednesday it has launched a new service called Celeb Alarm, which allows users to set their alarm sound with celebrity voices. It is made available on the Galaxy S8, S9, and S10, Galaxy Note Fe, 8, and 9 and Galaxy A8...More
Flight attendants pose with children at an event in Seoul on Wednesday...More
People enjoy cherry blossoms in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang Province on Wednesday...More
PD Kim Do-hoon ("Medical Top Team", "The Sun and the Moon") is planning his return after a 6-year break, and his upcoming piece, "Chemistry", is courting one heck of an exciting duo. Actors Park Hae-soo and Lee Hee-joon are reportedly reviewing their respective casting offers favorably...More
Roy Kim is confirmed to have participated in the illegal sexual video chatrooms set up by Jung Joon-young. Roy Kim has long been speculated to have been involved in some way, as his friendship with Jung Joon-young is public and goes back a long way...More
Many factors can be attributed to "Doctor Prisoner"'s impressive rise in the ratings. Fashion sense is one of them. In addition to hairstyles, Namgoong Min's choice of suits has also come under scrutiny and is a popular Internet search term...More
Actor Ha Jung-woo proved his love for his fans by telling them all his plans for his next movie.
"Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung" has wrapped up casting and has lined up Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo, Lee Ji-hoon-I, Park Ki-woong, and Park Ji-hyun. "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung" is director Kang Il-soo and screenwriter Kim Ho-soo's latest sageuk which targets all generations...More
Actress Choi Yoo-song has been confirmed for roles in both "Beautiful World" and "When the Devil Calls Your Name". The news comes as "Beautiful World" is about to premiere on Friday, April 5th, on JTBC...More
Back in February, the production team for "A Resistance" produced a short informational video of Korean revolutionary leader Yu Gwan-sun, who led pro-independence protests from a Japanese prison and died for her efforts. On April 1st, a new version of the video was released with English subtitles added in...More
Park Ji-eun returns first time in 3 years since the SBS drama "The Legend of the Blue Sea" in 2016 with a tvN drama. She is collaborating with director Lee Jeong-hyo from "Romance is a Bonus Book"...More
"Doctor Prisoner" is the highest rated Wednesday/Thursday drama by nearly 10%.
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Ok Taecyeon (left) poses after receiving a plaque of recognition for exemplary service at a ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday.
Women take pictures of flowers in Yeouido, Seoul on Tuesday...More
Skies are clear above Seoul on Tuesday...More
"Investigation Partners" is back for another round, with Jung Jae-young, Jung Yoo-mi and Oh Man-seok returing for "Investigation Partners Season 2". The series follows the investigations of a surly, emotionally reserved forensic scientist, and a rookie, passionate prosecutor...More
At noon on April 2nd, Yong Jun-hyung quietly began his mandatory military service at an undisclosed location absent publicity. His agency sent out a statement stating that he only wants to have a normal, anonymous life there...More
While many factors can be used to explain the success of "Doctor Prisoner", few are eclectic as Namgoong Min's hair. Searches for Namgoong Min's hairstyle and suit have been trending. Like everything else regarding the drama, this image has been specially crafted around the design of his character, prison doctor Yi-je...More
Gong Myung ("Extreme Job", "Gibang Bachelor") appears in the April issue of The Star. In the pictures he can be seen showing a sort of harmless boy next door image. The emphasis on his youth and friendliness, emphasized by brightly colored clothes and very friendly expressions...More
On March 2nd Yoon Ji-oh announced on Instagram that she was holding a new book talk on April 14th, to replace a canceled one on March 30th. She was apologetic for all the effort put into the endeavor by herself and concert planners, as well as for anyone who had been hoping to come...More
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Girl group Iz One pose at a showcase for their new album in Seoul on Monday...More
Students pose for a picture with cherry blossom at a university in Busan on Monday...More
Visitors enjoy a view from Gyeonghoe Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Monday...More
For all its outrageous oddity, it looks like "The Last Empress" did some good for this drama-world, as actor Shin Sung-rok has landed a lead in upcoming romantic comedy drama "Perfume". The series had also been courting Go Joon-hee for the co-leading role, but the actress sadly had to step down...More
"Absolute Boyfriend" is based on Yuu Watase's original comic, a romantic mellow about Dada, a special effect make-up artist whose heart is stone cold from painful love, and Young-goo, an android...More
The community portal website DCInside and the trend search company MyCeleb ran a poll from March 17th to March 23rd asking who was the biggest child actor. Yoo Seung-ho won the poll with 32.3 percent of the overall vote...More
Yang Hyun-min and Love Choi Cham-sa-rang have married after an eleven year courtship. The groom, age 37, recently played the role of the villain in "Extreme Job". The bride, aged 32, is also an actress...More
"Innocence" is about Hwa-ja (Bae Jong-ok), who doesn't recognize faces, who is suspected of poisoning someone to death. Her daughter Jung-in (Shin Hye-sun) decides to defend her mother and reveal the truth behind the case. It is director Park Sang-hyun-III's first commercial movie...More
Han Hyo-joo tried a new look.
Park Hae-jin is ready for the lime light.
He is done with the first filming of "Secret - 2019" in which he plays Kang San-hyeok, a 119 helicopter rescuer. San-hyeok looks like he stepped out of a picture and he has animal-like instincts as well as a clever head. However, he lives forgetting his childhood...More
Hallyu stars with numerous domestic and Asian fans worldwide are conluding their military service army and are receiving calls from movies and dramas that want them...More
On March 31st, the community portal website DCInside and the trend search company My Celebs ran a poll. The topic of the poll was, "Which celebrity would you want to drink mojitos with in the Maldives?"...More
On April 1st, the chief of Seoul police apologized to Yoon Ji-oh for their failure to secure her safety. He promised that going forward she would be under twenty-four hour protection. Yoon Ji-oh has consistently stated that she has concerns for her own safety for trying to raise awareness and speak out about what she knows in regards to the death of Jang Ja-yeon...More
On March 27th, Son Eun-seo ("Spring Turns to Spring", "The Villagers") went to the Banyan Tree Club and Spa for an event promoting the new cosmetics brand 'Eluv'. South Korea media was on hand to commemorate the event photographically...More
Children plant flowers at an event in Seoul on Sunday, ahead of Arbor Day...More
Visitors pack the Seoul Motor Show in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday...More
Visitors enjoy themselves in a canola field in Busan on Sunday...More
The new JTBC drama "The President's Aide" has a full line-up.
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While the Burning Sun scandal causes havoc, dramas are relieving some of the frustration with blows to criminals and wrong-doers...More
Korean Box Office for the Weekend 2019.03.29 ~ 2019.03.31
The number one movie this week is "Us"...More
Many of Korea's once-lucrative wedding halls have closed down as marriage fell to an all-time low last year. The number of wedding halls fell from 1,003 in 2007 to 770 in 2017, according to Statistics Korea, and there are now thought to be fewer than 700 left...More
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Kim Jaehwan appears in the sixth anniversary issue of The Star magazine. The theme for his photo shoot is, the music of a spring day's picnic. The idea is to show off his naturalistic charm. He can be seen in many poses and also plays a ukelele. The staff at the shoot took a liking to him, and he was embarrassed by their praise. Then, it's time for the interview...More
Korea's natural population will start to shrink this year, a decade earlier than originally expected, as deaths outnumber births, Statistics Korea said Thursday.
Statistics Korea usually announces population estimates every five years and was set to make the next announcement in 2021 but brought the announcement forward due to the ultra-low birthrate, causing a drastic change in natural population analysis...More
U.S. video streaming platform Netflix is rapidly expanding its presence in the Korean market with its subscribers tripling over a year...More
The Paris Baguette bakery chain has built a bread factory in Tianjin, China...More
One in every four schoolchildren is overweight or obese in Korea, alarming 2018 data from the Education Ministry on Wednesday show. The percentage has risen to a record high since 2006. In the previous year, it was 23.9 percent...More
The author of popular webtoon "The Secret of Angel" on Korea's largest portal Naver became one of the most searched keyword after her picture was released in celebration the series' first anniversary on Tuesday...More
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The regular season of Major League Baseball kicks off on Thursday, with 162 games scheduled for each team...More
Use of plastic bags will be banned at large retailers nationwide starting next month in a bid to reduce waste and encourage the use of eco-friendly products...More
Korea's largest cherry blossom festival will kick off its 10-day run in Jinhae, South Gyeongsang Province next week.
At this time of year the southern port city fills with visitors looking to capture memorable pictures under the cherry trees. As flowers started to bloom about a week earlier than the average this year, festivalgoers are expected to flock to the city this weekend...More
A graduate looks at a job bulletin board at Sungshin Women's University in Seoul on Feb. 21, 2019.
Koreans in their 20s are increasingly finding their viciously competitive years of education hardly worth the insanely long hours they put into it in the face of the desperate reality that awaits them at the end...More
Lotte has become the first Korean duty-free store chain to launch outlets Down Under, celebrating its entry with the opening of a store at Brisbane Airport in Australia on Monday...More
No longer just limited to milk and newspapers, Korea's fast delivery services are especially popular among dual-income and single households.
From organic fruit and vegetables to ready-to-eat food, an order placed before 11 p.m. guarantees groceries will be with customers by 7 a.m. the next day...More
Everyone will be allowed to drive an LPG car in Korea, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said Monday...More
A for-rent sign is put up on a building near Hongik University in Seoul on Monday.
Only shops in Seoul's financial district of Yeouido and glitzy Gangnam are still thriving even as the lights are going out in other commercial areas of Seoul.
The reason is an increase in spending by older consumers despite the financial crunch that is hitting particularly young customers. Real estate consultancy Avison Young analyzed Shinhan Card spending data in the fourth quarter of last year to arrive at the latest findings...More
King Philippe (right) and Queen Mathilde of Belgium pose for a photo at a museum in Seoul on Monday.
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium are on a four-day trip to Korea that took in the Korea Furniture Museum in northern Seoul on Monday that contains 10 traditional Korean houses or hanok...More
Up to 25,000 jobs could disappear in the financial sector as the business moves increasingly online, according to a study of nearly 70 financial institutions...More
Spectators pack a stadium for a game between the Doosan Bears and the Hanwha Eagles in Seoul on Sunday. /Yonhap
The regular season of the Korea Baseball Organization League began on Saturday...More
Sedans are rapidly losing popularity to SUVs, whose market is growing with diversified models...More
April is nearly at our doorstep, but its first week brings us a more sombre, but important drama premiere. JTBC has been doing well with its social pieces, and I hope that "Beautiful World" will be just as impactful. In other news, we have a nice selection of new promotional goods, including a first look into "The Nokdu Flower" and "Save Me 2"...More
Il-hyeon (played by Ryu Jun-yeol) is a numbers nerd who already looks the part. Through voiceover and montage, we then see Il-hyeon's dorkiness even more thoroughly- he's an ambitious junior stockbroker who wants to make lots of money because he thinks bigger numbers are better than smaller numbers. Il-hyeon then predictably gets suckered into an obvious scam where in the short-term anyway his numbers do awesome...More
In the promising opening to "The King of the Border" Yoo-jin (played by Kim Sae-byuk) get off an airplane in Poland and then proceeds to ignore people. There's a lot of great dark travel comedy here. A person like Yoo-jin, when she goes to another country, does so because she specifically does not want to talk to people from her own country anymore. The escalating sequences that follow are amazing, as we see Yoo-jin forced to become more blunt about how she wants to be left alone...More
For his feature debut, Lee Chang-dong's assistant Park Jung-bum decided to direct, write and star in a film that was inspired Jeon Seung-cheol, a North Korean refugee he met while attending Yonsei University; Jeon was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died in 2008, less than 6 years after he defected to South Korea. His effort paid off with "Journals of Musan" netting 17 awards from major film festivals around the world...More
After "Mrs. B. A North Korean Woman" Jero Yun decided to make an effort for a feature film, with "Beautiful Days - 2017" opening last year's Busan International Film Festival. On the occasion of the film screening at Cine Aasia, we speak with him in detail about the movie...More
Choi Soo-young speaks at a preview of her new film in Seoul on Monday.
Dancers perform at an amusement park in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province on Friday...More
Visitors take a selfie in the Han River Park in Yeouido, Seoul on Friday...More
Our on-the-clock museum curator and off-the-clock fangirl gets her chance to tell us about the beauty of fandom, as we have new character posters for the main three characters of "Her Private Life". Seong Deok-mi (Park Min-young) has to navigate the perils of holding a prestigious job while also having a largely stigmatized hobby...More
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Seo Eun-soo has joined the cast of "King Maker". The film is about an ambitious man who dreams of being president and the dark support he receives in the background of a turbulent election season...More
On March 29th Lee Dong-wook sent a message through SNS. He talked about his love for "Touch Your Heart" and how he would never be able to forget about his character and thanked everyone who loved the drama...More
South Korean director Noo-ri Park is making her directorial debut with spy thriller "Money". The title releases in Los Angeles today and in cities across the U.S. on March 29. Audiences will be teeming with suspense as they wait to see if the protagonist, Il-hyeon, makes it out of the tight situation he has dug himself into...More
Women look at tulips at an arboretum on Jeju Island on Thursday...More
Journalists gather for a press preview of the biennial Seoul Motor Show at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province on Thursday...More
Forsythias are in full bloom on Mt. Eungbong in Seoul on Thursday...More
Korean drama of the week "Drama Special - You're Closer Than I Think" (2017)
Directed by Choi Yoon-seok-II
Written by Choi Mi-kyeong, Choi Yoon-seok-II
Network : KBS
With Lee Sang-yeob, Kim So-eun, Dong Ha, Im Hwa-young, Kwak Hee-sung, Namgoong Min,...
1 episode - Sun 22:40
Part of the "Drama Special" series
This special is a melodrama about a bride who leaves on her honeymoon alone on the day of the wedding with nothing but a text and her groom who tracks her down...More
After recently casting Park Jin-hee, Lee Ki-woo and Bong Tae-gyu, upcoming social drama "Doctor Detective" has added Rie Young-zin and Ryu Hyun-kyung to its cast. "Doctor Detective" is reported as a drama tackling social injustice in a satisfying way...More
The April edition of The Star Magazine features Lee Joon-gi on the cover. The theme is called 'Lee Joon GI in THAILAND'. The promoted image is one of freedom, confidence, and swagger. This piece marks The Star's six year anniversary, and also features an interview...More
The screenwriter of "Mother of Mine", Jo Jeong-seon, has been talking about the characters she writes. The drama has already hit 28.2% ratings in its first week on the strength of its mother/daughter centered drama...More
On March 28th, the production company behind "The President's Aide" confirmed that Jung Jin-young would be joining the drama. The drama is a behind the spotlight look at political power struggles that centers around the titular aide, played by Lee Jung-jae...More
Drama production company GT:st is reinforcing contents competitiveness and expanding its global business by selling shares to Studio Dragon...More
Yoon Kyun-sang posted on his Instagram on the 28th that his pet cat Som, died on the 27th.
He said her lungs filled with vomit while she was coughing up hairballs and suffered pneumonia. She seemed to be getting better, but her lungs filled with water and it seemed like peritonitis, but she passed in the middle of getting further examination...More
Park Hae-jin and Jo Bo-ah are starring in "Secret - 2019", a drama about a rescue 119 worker whose life goal is to have more than 5 trillion won in personal assets and a female doctor trying to get ahead in the nation's top university hospital, enter Miryung Forest where the wounded in soul gather...More
On March 26th, the latest Good Data report was released. In it, "The Light in Your Eyes" jumped to the top of the rankings in its last week on air. "Doctor Prisoner" in its first week managed to hit number two...More
"Doctor Prisoner" broke its own record.
Im Si-wan salutes at a military base in Yangju, Gyeonggi Province on Wednesday. /Yonhap
A woman looks around a second-hand bookstore in Seoul on Wednesday...More
Visitors wearing masks walk around Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul on Wednesday...More
The untimely loss of DramaFever has been substantially felt by fans on the other side of the pond, and its absence has hit the availability of OCN dramas significantly. "Possessed" was on its way to becoming another "lost series", to be experienced properly in only a handful of countries, and for others through less than ideal means...More
According to sources, the pair are considering offers on the movie at the moment...More
On March 27th "Doctor Prisoner" released a photo taken on set. In the photo, Namgoong Min is scene making a humorous mimicking pose next to a promotional image of Yoo Joon-sang from "Liver or Die"...More
"The Nokdu Flower" is coming. The drama had its first script readings back in January. The story takes place during a peasant rebellion in 1894, shortly before Japan used the spectre of peasant rebellions to effectively take control of Koea.
The director of the project is Sin Kyeong-soo, known for his work on "Deep-rooted Tree" and "Six Flying Dragons"...More
On the latest episode of the OCN drama "Kill It", released some interesting bait such as killer Kim Soo-hyun's (Jang Ki-yong) past and detective Do Hyun-jin's (Nana) case build-up. The drama prompted viewers' reasoning powers and curiosity, making it the new killer contents for the weekends. We take a look at Do Hyun-jin's case log which cover all the facts of the serial murder case...More
Shin Ye-eun posted a selfie on Instagram. The picture is intended to be ironic. It contrasts the real Shin Ye-eun's smiling face with a disposable coffee cup bearing her likeness for promotional reasons...More
A new poster has been released for the upcoming film "Juror 8". The film is based on the real-life story of the first jury trial which took place in South Korea in 2008. Moon So-ri plays the part of judge, while Park Hyung-sik is the titular "Juror 8"...More
Miss A's contract with JYP is done and Suzy moving to Management Forest.
CJ ENM has been behind hits like films from "Extreme Job", dramas "Mr. Sunshine" and TV shows "Three Meals A Day", "Produce 101", and "Show Me The Money". This year, the company has joined hands with BTS's agency Big Hit Entertainment to expand its revenue to the music section...More
"The Banker" is the story of a bank auditor who pursues justice and the changing of policies in an era where the economic bubble is collapsing, and financial authorities are in battle over money and power...More
"The Banker" started in second place.
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Musical Shinheung Military Academy will finally resume performances starting March 28th, according to production company ShowNote.
Due to the traffic accident in the afternoon of March 26th, the evening performance was cancelled to enable the passengers to undergo medical checkups, as needed...More
1st trailer added for the upcoming Korean animated movie "Pororo, Treasure Island Adventure - Theater Version"...More