[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2017.10.27 - 2017.10.29 2017/10/30,
"Ragnarok" topples "The Outlaws" with over 60% of the sales...
Marvel's latest superhero outing, "Thor: Ragnarok", the third "Thor" film, arrived in Korea last Wednesday to topple the sleeper hit "The Outlaws". From 1,639 screens around the country, "Ragnarok" claimed 1.5 million admissions ($11.8 million), or 63.7% of the weekend sales. The film stars Chris Hemsworth (as the God of Thunder himself), Tom Hiddleston (Hulk), Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba and Jeff Goldblum and has already grossed over $100 million worldwide (the film was produced for $180 million). "Thor: Ragnarok" is the seventeenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,...More
Park Hyo-shin & MBLAQ To Perform At Sapporo Snow Festival 2013/01/16, Source,
K-pop has truly permeated through Japan as there will be special k-pop performances during Sapporo's snow festival. According to the Korean Foundation For International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) on January 14th, artists like Park Hyo-shin, MBLAQ, Big Star, and D-Unit will be performing on for a k-pop festival on February 9th at the Sapporo Nitori Cultural Hall, as a part of the 64th Sapporo Snow Festival,...More
Rain Under Fire for Bunking Off Military Duties 2013/01/03, Source,
Singer and actor Rain, who is serving his mandatory military service, has provoked controversy over the privileges enjoyed by star conscripts by taking unusually frequent holidays. The star attracted the latest unwelcome publicity after it was reported that he is dating actress Kim Tae-hee. Rain began his service in October 2011 as an assistant instructor at a boot camp on the front line but was transferred to Seoul in March last year to serve in the Army's entertainment corps. According to the Defense Ministry, Rain got 17 days off as a reward and took another 10 overnight vacation days since March. He spent another 44 days outside his military base on official business such as morale-boosting performances, recording sessions and dance practice for military events. In July, Rain spent four days at one studio in Gangnam,...More
Best 5 Issues to Wrap up the Entertainment Industry in 2012 2013/01/01, Source,
The year 2012 in the Korean entertainment industry was a delightful one, filled with the stars' actions and words which made the public laugh and cry. It is now time to check out the Korean entertainment world and what took place in 2012. Lets check out the best 5 hot issue makers right this minute! The weddings of the stars are in the spotlight every year and the press competition is extremely fierce. In 2012, Hyun Young, comedian Jung Joon-ha and many other celebrities tied the knot. In particular, we could meet the top star guests at celebrity weddings, and they are always in the spotlight. And on November 30th! Multi-entertainer Ha Ha and singer Byul tied the knot,...More
Park Hyo-shin Completes Military Duties 2012/09/26, Source,
Singer Park Hyo-shin is back! Park has finally wrapped up his 1 year and 9 month-long mandatory military service of two years, as of September 24th. He was released at 8:30 AM on this day from the Defense Agency for Public Information Services in Yongsan, Seoul,...More
K-pop stars in military to perform at Yeosu Expo 2012/06/13, Source,
By Kim Susan Se-jeong K-pop stars who are serving in the military will perform for fans at the Yeosu expo on June 16. Singers "Rain", Park Hyo-shin and KCM will perform at the K-Pop Special Concert hosted by K-Force Media. The show will start at 8:30 p.m. and run until about 10 p.m. at the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea this coming Saturday,...More
Art and Culture 2012/04/16, Source, It's the start of a new week once again and finally the weather is warming up. When it gets this warm outside, many of us want to just go out and enjoy exhibitions, concerts, and new movies. To help us, confused souls, stay on track in arts and culture Michelle Kim joins me in the studio. Hello, Michelle.
[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young
What do you have for us today ?
[Reporter : ] There's the phrase "Dogs are a man's best friend" and as an owner of two dogs, I very much agree with this. Well to give us an artistic insight on the subject of man, animals, and nature as well, I have two exhibitions for you. Here are the details,...More
Stars Being Released From The Military In 2012 2012/02/17, Source,
Following the discharge of actor Lee Joon-gi from the military, much attention is being focused on other male stars expected to make their returns this year.
Lee first enlisted back on May 3, 2010, having served in the public relations department in the Ministry of National Defense. He was recently discharged on February 16th, and has already been busy with a fan meeting on the same day at Sang Myung University. 2,000 of his fans came out to greet him,...More
The LA Korean Festival, a Global Hallyu Festival! 2011/10/05, Source,
[SOV] [Interview : ] "Korean festival, Korean festival, Come to the LA Korean festival!"
[Interview : Elli Yi, Reporter] "Right now, we are in the heart of Koreatown on Olympic and Normandie Boulevard. It's amazing because there are so many people from all different backgrounds that have come out to enjoy the 38th Annual Korean Festival in Los Angeles. Let's go check it out! Come on".
The Los Angeles Korean Festival is the largest of its kind in the world, drawing over 100,000 visitors each year. This year's festival was filled with a variety of exciting events,...More
US teen placed second in Korean speech contest 2011/07/18, Source, Alyssa Donovan, 14, of Maine became the first person of non-Korean heritage to win the second prize in the Korean speech contest on July 16 hosted by the U.S. National Association for Korean Schools in Burlingame, Calif.
Donovan placed second in the competition after cruising through the regional preliminaries ― she was first in the preliminaries of the New England Chapter. She beat over 300 participants to claim victory,...More
Female singer IU rules Mnet chart for 2nd week 2010/12/21, Source,
Singer IU [Loen Entertainment]
Female singer IU's recent hit song "Good Day" topped cable music channel Mnet's singles chart for the week of December 13 to 19, making it her second consecutive win.
"Good Day" is the title track to IU's second EP album "Real" whose lyrics is about a girl confessing her feelings to a guy. The teenage singer has won attention particularly for the high pitch she reaches at the end of the song,...More
TVXQ to sing soundtrack for "Athena" 2010/12/15, Source,
Teaser image for TVXQ's upcoming release set for January 5, 2010 [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ will take part in the soundtrack for new SBS TV series "ATHENA", announced the drama's promoter Vidan Co on Wednesday.
Film marketing company Vidan stated through a press release that boy band TVXQ will sing a soundtrack to spy thriller "ATHENA", joining the list of big names in the Korean music scene including Park Hyo-shin, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Brown Eyed Soul, who have already sung and released soundtracks to the new show,...More
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha laid to rest 2010/07/02, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub carries late actor Park Yong-ha's portrait and mortuary tablet to Park's burial site at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha has been laid to rest at a private funeral attended by close family and friends.
The remains of the late star, who was cremated around noon on Friday, arrived at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province located south of Korea's capital of Seoul.
Actor So Ji-sub, carrying Park's portrait in his hands, led a procession of family and friends toward the burial site where song "STARS", from Park's last album, was being played in the background for the Buddhist ceremony,...More
Park Yong-ha's coffin borne out of St. Mary's Hospital 2010/07/02, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub carries a photograph of the late actor Park Yong-ha during the coffin-bearing ceremony held at St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, Korea on July 2, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]
The coffin for the late Korean actor Park Yong-ha, who committed suicide two days ago, was borne out of St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul earlier this morning amidst a sea of celebrities and fans attending the ceremony.
Actor So Ji-sub, a close friend of Park, led the coffin-bearing procession while carrying a photograph of the deceased, followed by Park's parents, family members and fellow actor friends. Several celebrities broke out into tears and started sobbing loudly,...More
Super Junior says "we could go for 20-30 more years" (1) 2010/05/25, Source,
From left, Super Junior members Donghae (Donghae), Ryuwook, Eunhyuk, Yesung, Leeteuk, Shindong (Shindong), Siwon (Choi Si-won), Sungmin, Heechul (Kim Heechul) and Kyuhyun. [SM Entertainment] Q: There are a few members missing this time. How does it feel? Heechul (Kim Heechul): Of course we're sad. I also suffered from a bit of depression because of such incidents and I had a very hard time. Q: A lot has happened within the team. Shindong, you confessed your love through your new album. How did your agency respond? Heechul (Kim Heechul): I think they only let it out because they didn't know what it means. (laugh) Shindong (Shindong): If I had written it in Korean, I think they would've asked me to do it next time. (laugh) Heechul (Kim Heechul): I had talked about this earlier with Leeteuk but if a fan had bought an album, saw that Shindong(Shindong) had written a code so crack it to see he had asked someone to marry him... We're lucky if the fan doesn't rip up the album. (laugh) Shindong(Shindong) actually kept apologizing to us before we gave our comeback performance for "BONAMANA". Leeteuk: There could've been mixed responses to what he did but we're grateful that there have been a lot of good articles on it. Shindong (Shindong): I've become a romantic guy thanks to them. I'm thankful,...More
The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced that it would be staging 'Korean Sparkling' concert, aimed at promoting foreign tourism, on Sep. 23 at the Opera House, Seoul Arts Center, as part of the Ministry's plan to develop Korean tourism products,...More
It's graduation season. Students receive a bunch of flowers, take pictures with friends or throw their mortarboards into the air.
Many celebrities can also be seen at graduation ceremonies. But one of the major differences between their time in school and that o,...More
MC Mong Sings Duet with Japanese Singer Lisa 2006/09/20, Source, The third album from hip-hop singer MC Mong will contain a duet song with Japanese vocalist Lisa. The Korean singer recorded "A Letter to You II" with Lisa in Tokyo in July. A former member of the Japanese hip-hop group m-flo from 1998 until 2002,,...More
To celebrate his birthday, Jang held a fan meeting with about 1,000 fans from 14 regions, including Korea, Japa,...More
Rain Poised to Advance to U.S. 2005/05/31, Source, Top artist Rain, who received an award at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2005 on May 29, said in an interview on May 30 that he is now poised to establish his presence in the U.S. Rain gave the interv,...More
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