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[riversky's Take] Kang Ha-neul Promotes Military Budget Discussions

Source | 2018/04/03 | Permalink

Actor Kang Ha-neul is calling South Korean citizens to participate at the upcoming discussions regarding the national defense budget...More

[riversky's Take] "I Have a Date With Spring" Nominated for Top Prize At International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

Source | 2018/02/02 | Permalink

Korean movie "I Have a Date with Spring" is among the eight films vying for the most prestigious award at the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) currently taking place in The Netherlands (January 24 to February 4, 2018). The competition line-up (below) includes seven world premieres and one international premiere...More

Ryu Si-won to make a comeback?

Source | 2015/05/21 | Permalink

Actor Ryu Si-won is coming back to showbiz.

According to reports, Ryu Si-won is considering offers from three different MC positions. He is also wanting to comeback as an MC rather than acting...More

CJ E&M Partners with YGKPLUS to Co-produce Web Drama, Featuring 2NE1's Sandara Park And WINNER Kang Seung-yoon

2015/04/15 | Permalink

Sandara Park

Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M's Digital Studio has launched partnership with YGKPLUS, a subsidiary company of leading K-pop agency YG Entertainment, and production company Story Plant to co-produce a web drama, titled "We Broke Up". The new musical romantic drama features 2NE1's Sandara Park, WINNER's Kang Seung-yoon, top model Kang Seung-hyun and rising star Jang Ki-yong...More

CJ E&M Unveils "Digital Studio" Featuring Top K-Culture Personalities

2015/02/25 | Permalink

- Multi-platform content on Korean beauty, fashion and food
- Over 31 million viewed 'Pony's Beauty Diary', 'Nayoung's 10,000 Like' and 'Hwang Kwanghee's Love Recipe'
- Korea's first beauty-themed web drama 'Sweet 20s' to be uploaded every Friday from Feb. 18
Seoul, Korea –February 25, 2015 –Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M has launched Digital Studio to expand its entertainment business to the digital realm. Featuring top independent content creators and personalities of K-Culture, several shows have already garnered a total of 31 million views online...More

[Photos] Go Ara in a white dress at SIA

Source | 2014/10/28 | Permalink

The 2014 Style Icon Awards (SIA) was held at the Dongdaemun Design Center (DDP) on the 28th at 7PM.

Go Ara appeared on the red carpet at the Style Icon Awards...More

Top Star Jo In-sung, grand prize at 2014 SIA

Source | 2014/10/28 | Permalink

Actor Jo in-seong received the grand prize at the Style Icon Awards (SIA).

The 2014 Style Icon Awards was held at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) on the 28th and Jo In-sung won "Style Icon of The Year"...More

Asia's Largest K-Style Festival '2014 Style Icon Awards (SIA)' Set For October 28

Source | 2014/10/02 | Permalink

G-Dragon (The Winner of 2013 SIA)

- Tuesday, October 28 19:00 (KST) at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
- Online voting for the winner and 10 Style Icons of the year from September 30 to October 20
- 50 Style Icon nominees include Kim Soo-hyun, Lee Min-ho, EXO, Jung Joon-young and more
Asia's leading content and media company CJ E&M announced that the 2014 Style Icon Awards (SIA) will take place this year on October 28 at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)...More

Korean drama starting today 2014/06/13 in Korea

Source | 2014/06/13 | Permalink

Korean drama starting today 2014/06/13 in Korea : "Access 2014"...More

Im Seulong's flawless abs

Source | 2014/05/27 | Permalink

2AM Im Seulong's abs have the ladies screaming.

Im Seulong is playing the role Seon Woo-hyeon in the MBC weekend drama "Hotel King" and this time, he's modeling for Esquire May issue...More

2013 STYLE ICON AWARDS (2013 SIA) To Be Held October 22-24 in Seoul

Source | 2013/09/30 | Permalink

Unique style and cultural festival with awards ceremony, fashion shows, film festivals, photo exhibitions, and more

Having promoted K-Culture worldwide, will be broadcast and streamed live across Korea, Southeast Asia, China, and the U.S.

The highly anticipated 2013 STYLE ICON AWARDS (2013 SIA) will take place on October 22-24 in Seoul, Korea announced CJ E&M today. A unique style and culture festival with fashion shows, film festivals, photo exhibitions, celebrity parties and more, SIA has grown rapidly in popularity worldwide, with this year's awards ceremony to be broadcast and streamed live across Korea, Southeast Asia, China and the United States...More

Jo Dong-hyuk and Yoon Chae-young go to court

Source | 2013/07/14 | Permalink

A proposal suggested by the justice department regarding the case of Jo Dong-hyuk suing Yoon Chae-young and two others, fell through.

The Seoul Central Court revealed that the mediation proposal wasn't successful in this case and therefore both sides will be given a verdict next month...More

Jung Gyu-woon on the radar for SBS "Wonderful Mama"

Source | 2013/01/27 | Permalink

It looks like Jung Gyu-woon is going to come back with SBS drama "Wonderful Mama".

His agency claimed that he's looking through the offer of the upcoming drama for the leading role...More

College student claims 'The Voice of Korea' throne

Source | 2012/05/14 | Permalink

By Kwaak Je-yup

Son Seung-yeon, an 18-year-old music student, beat out her competitors to win the first season of the cable TV audition show, "The Voice of Korea", Friday.

With the first-place finish on the Mnet program, she received 100 million won (approximately $87,000) in prize money, additional 200 million to record and release a debut album, a Nissan Cube and a chance to study music abroad with her vocal coach in the program and one of Korea's legendary singers Shin Seung-hun...More

New TV corner on mens' grooming

Source | 2012/03/30 | Permalink

Promotional image for "Get It Grooming", a new corner on beauty trend on "Homme 4.0" / Courtesy of CJ E&M

Cable channel XTM is adding a corner on grooming to its men's trend-watching show "Homme 4.0". The new segment "Get It Grooming" is inspired by On Style's "Get It Beauty". With singer-turned-actress Eugene as the host, the women's beauty show is responsible for increasing the sales of the numerous products it has featured...More

Hyun Young in a relationship with finance executive

Source | 2012/01/10 | Permalink

Entertainer Hyun Young (Yoo Hyeon-yeong, 35) is currently in a relationship with 'A' (39) a financial worker who is four years older than her.

According to someone who's seen them together, they met through friends last March 2011, and started officially dating in August the same year...More

Cha Seung-won 20's Choice 'Hottest Six Pack'

Source | 2011/07/07 | Permalink

Actor Cha Seung-won (41) has been chosen as the best body beating younger actors in their 20's.

The Mnet 20's Choice Awards was held on the 7th at the Walker Hill Hotel outdoor poolside River Park. In the falling rain, many stars made appearances and heated up the atmosphere....More

PiFan adventure closes with prizes

Source | 2008/08/01 | Permalink

The 12th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) came to a close Sunday Jul. 27 after a thrilling 10-day run. This year's fest brought 1978 official guests to the city of Bucheon, a record number for PiFan, helped along by the addition of its first project market called Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF2008).

PiFan's always exciting official competition section saw 12 high quality films vying for cash prizes, with top honors this year going to a stand-out Korean film that has already shaken up local audiences and won a slew of awards. Sleeper hit The Chaser, directed by Na Hong-jin in his feature debut, captured the "Best of Puchon" prize along with two more awards, making it the night's big winner.

The festival's international jury also handed "The Chaser" a Best Actress prize for Seo Young-hee, who played a prostitute brutalized by a deranged serial killer. Another special jury from the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals (EFFFF) named The Chaser recipient of its Asian Award. EFFFF also gave special mentions to Yim Pil-sung's fairy-tale horror "Hansel and Gretel" and Yoshihiro Nishimura's Tokyo Gore Police.

The Best Director prize went to Swedish art house vampire film, Let the Ri...More

PiFan's NAFF Annouces Project Prizes

Source | 2008/07/25 | Permalink

The Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival held its inaugural project market, called NAFF2008 (Network of Asian Fantastic Films) amidst great interest from local and international participants. On Wednesday July 23rd, concluding a four-day run, the results of NAFF's project development market 'It Of the 19 projects in the market, an international jury of three selected four projects to US $10,000 for production support. They included two Korean projects: Kim Jin-won's horror movie 'The Devils', which won the PiFan award and JANG Hyeong-yeon's animated comedy 'My Girlfriend is a Brindled Cow', which won the NAFF award.

Other winners were Frank Lin of the USA for his '0 DB', a hip-hop sci-fi which won the Puchon Award, and China's Zhang Yong for 'Bomb Shelter', a...More

Horror TV Programs to Chill Summer Nights

Source | 2008/07/15 | Permalink

By Han Sang-hee
Staff Reporter

Do you need a break from the hot summer season? Public and cable television broadcasters have prepared horror programs just for the occasion.

The Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) is offering a polished version of "Korean Ghost Stories", a local horror program that first aired in 1977. While many horror films or dramas contain basic elements like murderers, ghosts and lots of blood, this show will offer horror with a hint of Korean tradition. A total of eight different episodes will be presented with different plots and backdrops, all related to Korean traditional myths and folk tales.

An episode called "Korean Ghost Stories - 2008 - Nine-Tailed Fox" will show the creepy tale about a young woman who was brutally murdered by her own brother. The women dies, but she is reincarnated as the legendary gumiho, or a fox with nine tails. Legend says that the gumiho can transform into anything. Usually the imaginary creature is known to change itself into a pretty lady and seduce men, and the story eventually leads to a deadly revenge or murder. Other episodes feature the mysteriou...More

Kimura Crowned at Seoul Drama Awards

Source | 2007/08/29 | Permalink

By Seo Dong-shin
Staff Reporter

Japanese actor Takuya Kimura won the Best Actor Award at the 2007 Seoul Drama Awards (SDA) held Monday night in Seoul. He won the award for his role in the Japanese TBS-made drama "The Grand Tribe", which aired on the cable channel XTM in Korea this summer.

British actress Helen Mirren won the Best Actress Award for her detective role in the popular British drama "Prime Suspect", which has aired on Mega TV, a channel run by telecom company KT, since July.

Both winners did not show up at the award ceremony, drawing criticism from viewers that the annual SDA, which is the second of its kind, failed to meet up to expectations. Instead, several Korean celebrities made special appearances for the ceremony as award presenters, including popular actors ...More