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Which Korean stars have their own entertainment agencies? Crash Landing on You’s Hyun Bin, Vagabond’s Lee Seung-gi and 5 more make our list

Actor Hyun Bin, and singers Psy, Rain and Jay Park, are among the big names with their own agencies, helping to set South Korean wannabes on the road to stardom

Actor Hyun Bin, and singers Psy, Rain and Jay Park, are among the big names with their own agencies, helping to set South Korean wannabes on the road to stardom

Which Korean stars have their own entertainment agencies? Crash Landing on You’s Hyun Bin, Vagabond’s Lee Seung-gi and 5 more make our list
26 May 2021 - 12:20PM
Is IU the ‘Queen of Fanservice’? From spending US$15,000 on high school graduation gifts to surprise visits, the K-pop idol sure knows how to show her fans – called Uaenas – the love

K-pop fans are well-known for showering love on their idols, but what about idols who love their fans? From US$3,000 gifts to surprise visits, IU might love hers the most

K-pop fans are well-known for showering love on their idols, but what about idols who love their fans? From US$3,000 gifts to surprise visits, IU might love hers the most

Is IU the ‘Queen of Fanservice’? From spending US$15,000 on high school graduation gifts to surprise visits, the K-pop idol sure knows how to show her fans – called Uaenas – the love
26 May 2021 - 10:00AM
Crazy rich Asian weddings of the Philippines: Heart Evangelista stunned in a dress adorned with 70,000 Swarovski crystals, plus 4 more super extravagant Filipino nuptials

A Grace Kelly-inspired gown adorned with 70,000 Swarovski crystals, a US$1.65 million Parisian fairy tale celebration and an event televised to the whole country – whose nuptials were the grandest?

A Grace Kelly-inspired gown adorned with 70,000 Swarovski crystals, a US$1.65 million Parisian fairy tale celebration and an event televised to the whole country – whose nuptials were the grandest?

Crazy rich Asian weddings of the Philippines:  Heart Evangelista stunned in a dress adorned with 70,000 Swarovski crystals, plus 4 more super extravagant Filipino nuptials
20 May 2021 - 11:20AM
How does Ellen DeGeneres spend her US$370 million net worth? The world’s top-paid TV host really likes Porsche sports cars, Rolex watches and luxury real estate

The Ellen DeGeneres Show might be ending, but not before its host made millions – and she spends it on Porsches, Rolexes and doing up her home with wife Portia de Rossi

The Ellen DeGeneres Show might be ending, but not before its host made millions – and she spends it on Porsches, Rolexes and doing up her home with wife Portia de Rossi

How does Ellen DeGeneres spend her US$370 million net worth? The world’s top-paid TV host really likes Porsche sports cars, Rolex watches and luxury real estate
18 May 2021 - 7:00AM
K-pop? Try P-pop: from SB19 to Ben&Ben, 4 Filipino artists challenging South Korea’s dominance of Asian airwaves

From boy band SB19 to nine-piece folk-pop outfit Ben&Ben, this is the next generation of OPM artists leading the Philippines’ next wave of talent

From boy band SB19 to nine-piece folk-pop outfit Ben&Ben, this is the next generation of OPM artists leading the Philippines’ next wave of talent

K-pop? Try P-pop: from SB19 to Ben&Ben, 4 Filipino artists challenging South Korea’s dominance of Asian airwaves
17 May 2021 - 11:34AM
How does Got7’s Jackson Wang spend his wealth? Hong Kong’s very own K-pop idol splashes on prime real estate, Fendi and Jimmy Choo designer clothes – and his dad

Hong Kong’s very own K-pop idol spends his millions on prime real estate, Fendi and Jimmy Choo designer clothes – and his dad

Hong Kong’s very own K-pop idol spends his millions on prime real estate, Fendi and Jimmy Choo designer clothes – and his dad

How does Got7’s Jackson Wang spend his wealth? Hong Kong’s very own K-pop idol splashes on prime real estate, Fendi and Jimmy Choo designer clothes – and his dad
26 Mar 2021 - 1:31PM
How does Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon spend her millions? The K-pop idol shows off Louis Vuitton and Fendi fashion on Instagram, and gives gifts to K-drama friends like Girl’s Day’s Hyeri

The Girls’ Generation idol loves Louis Vuitton and Fendi, but also gives generously to fellow stars and charitable causes alike, sending coffee trucks to film sets and donating thousands to disadvantaged women and abandoned pets

The Girls’ Generation idol loves Louis Vuitton and Fendi, but also gives generously to fellow stars and charitable causes alike, sending coffee trucks to film sets and donating thousands to disadvantaged women and abandoned pets

How does Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon spend her millions? The K-pop idol shows off Louis Vuitton and Fendi fashion on Instagram, and gives gifts to K-drama friends like Girl’s Day’s Hyeri
5 Mar 2021 - 10:00AM
Jeff Bezos will be replaced by who? Meet Andy Jassy, Amazon’s new millionaire CEO who took a punt investing in new NHL team Seattle Kraken

Before stepping into his new role, the Harvard graduate founded Amazon Web Services and was the highest-paid exec at the company – and he and Jeff Bezos have always been tight

Before stepping into his new role, the Harvard graduate founded Amazon Web Services and was the highest-paid exec at the company – and he and Jeff Bezos have always been tight

Jeff Bezos will be replaced by who? Meet Andy Jassy, Amazon’s new millionaire CEO who took a punt investing in new NHL team Seattle Kraken
8 Mar 2021 - 1:12PM
We lost Got7 to K-pop’s ‘seven year curse’, will these groups be next? Red Velvet, Mamamoo, Winner and Lovelyz all turn an unlucky seven in 2021

It’s an open secret that most Korean entertainment agency contracts are seven years long, and groups too often split when their time is up, with Got7 the latest victim – which other acts are likely to be next?

It’s an open secret that most Korean entertainment agency contracts are seven years long, and groups too often split when their time is up, with Got7 the latest victim – which other acts are likely to be next?

We lost Got7 to K-pop’s ‘seven year curse’, will these groups be next? Red Velvet, Mamamoo, Winner and Lovelyz all turn an unlucky seven in 2021
22 Jan 2021 - 8:00AM
The Boyz’ Lee Juyeon went viral in a dance cover of Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy and is part of ‘The Boyz Bermuda’ with K-pop bandmates Younghoon and Hyunjae

As the K-pop group’s main dancer turns 23, did you know he went viral with a dance cover of Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy and walked 2017’s Seoul Fashion Week before his debut?

As the K-pop group’s main dancer turns 23, did you know he went viral with a dance cover of Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy and walked 2017’s Seoul Fashion Week before his debut?

The Boyz’ Lee Juyeon went viral in a dance cover of Billie Eilish’s Bad Guy and is part of ‘The Boyz Bermuda’ with K-pop bandmates Younghoon and Hyunjae
15 Jan 2021 - 8:00AM
From Disney-themed solid gold Christmas trees to diamond-encrusted baubles – feast your eyes on the 5 most expensive festive decorations of all time

From 77 Diamonds’ glittering Christmas tree star and Ginza Tanaka’s golden trees to a bauble covered in rubies – 5 seriously over-the-top ornaments we’d love to adorn our homes with

From 77 Diamonds’ glittering Christmas tree star and Ginza Tanaka’s golden trees to a bauble covered in rubies – 5 seriously over-the-top ornaments we’d love to adorn our homes with

From Disney-themed solid gold Christmas trees to diamond-encrusted baubles – feast your eyes on the 5 most expensive festive decorations of all time
25 Dec 2020 - 11:05AM
The Boyz’ Eric is besties with K-pop idols in Seventeen, Got7 and Stray Kids – 5 things you might not know about the group’s LA boy as he turns 20

He’s LA-raised and pals with members of Seventeen, Got7 and Stray Kids – 5 things you might not know about the idol born Son Young-jae

He’s LA-raised and pals with members of Seventeen, Got7 and Stray Kids – 5 things you might not know about the idol born Son Young-jae

The Boyz’ Eric is besties with K-pop idols in Seventeen, Got7 and Stray Kids – 5 things you might not know about the group’s LA boy as he turns 20
16 Dec 2020 - 12:27PM
When BTS members donate to charity they inspire fans to do the same – the ‘Army’ raised US$1 million for Black Lives Matter and US$83,000 for Typhoon Vamco victims

The K-pop supergroup has made many generous charitable donations over the years, inspiring fans to follow in their footsteps by raising US$83,000 for Typhoon Vamco victims, US$1 million for BLM and much more

The K-pop supergroup has made many generous charitable donations over the years, inspiring fans to follow in their footsteps by raising US$83,000 for Typhoon Vamco victims, US$1 million for BLM and much more

When BTS members donate to charity they inspire fans to do the same – the ‘Army’ raised US$1 million for Black Lives Matter and US$83,000 for Typhoon Vamco victims
11 Dec 2020 - 4:04PM
The Boyz continue to Shine Shine as they celebrate 3 years together this December – but are you a true fan? Here are 5 things you should know

The Boyz’ epic performance of Reveal on Road to Kingdom is just one of the reasons we can’t get enough of the group – so what else is there to know about Kevin, Younghoon, Juyeon et al?

The Boyz’ epic performance of Reveal on Road to Kingdom is just one of the reasons we can’t get enough of the group – so what else is there to know about Kevin, Younghoon, Juyeon et al?

The Boyz continue to Shine Shine as they celebrate 3 years together this December – but are you a true fan? Here are 5 things you should know
14 Jan 2021 - 12:56PM
As The Boyz’s Hur Hyunjun debuts in new BL K-drama Color Rush, here’s 5 more Korean LGBT movies and TV series to watch

Upcoming BL – or boy’s love – series Color Rush is the latest in a line of dramas and movies bunking LGBTQ+ stigma in South Korea, following Netflix-released Long Time No See and No Regret, directed by Korea’s first openly gay filmmaker Lee-song Hee-il

Upcoming BL – or boy’s love – series Color Rush is the latest in a line of dramas and movies bunking LGBTQ+ stigma in South Korea, following Netflix-released Long Time No See and No Regret, directed by Korea’s first openly gay filmmaker Lee-song Hee-il

As The Boyz’s Hur Hyunjun debuts in new BL K-drama Color Rush, here’s 5 more Korean LGBT movies and TV series to watch
4 Dec 2020 - 2:00PM
Pfizer isn’t the only pharmaceutical company with a Covid-19 vaccine – South Korea’s Celltrion does too, but who’s the biotech billionaire behind it?

He’s the second-richest man in Korea and a self-made billionaire with a net worth of US$11.8 billion, but how did Seo Jung-jin come to lead the global fight against the pandemic?

He’s the second-richest man in Korea and a self-made billionaire with a net worth of US$11.8 billion, but how did Seo Jung-jin come to lead the global fight against the pandemic?

Pfizer isn’t the only pharmaceutical company with a Covid-19 vaccine – South Korea’s Celltrion does too, but who’s the biotech billionaire behind it?
16 Nov 2020 - 12:16PM
Lee Joon-gi’s girl in Flower of Evil, Moon Chae-won, has been acting up a storm since her 2008 breakthrough: here are 5 things you might not know about her

Why did the Flower of Evil and The Princess’ Man star recently delete her Instagram account? And does she really know how to perform surgery and fire a gun in real life?

Why did the Flower of Evil and The Princess’ Man star recently delete her Instagram account? And does she really know how to perform surgery and fire a gun in real life?

Lee Joon-gi’s girl in Flower of Evil, Moon Chae-won, has been acting up a storm since her 2008 breakthrough: here are 5 things you might not know about her
13 Nov 2020 - 1:07PM
LGBT K-pop stars: former Xeno-T member Hansol to all-transgender group Lady – 8 Korean idols who came out

LGBTQ+ issues might still be widely regarded as taboo in South Korea, but that didn’t stop these 8 gay, bisexual, transgender and asexual idols from going public with their identities

LGBTQ+ issues might still be widely regarded as taboo in South Korea, but that didn’t stop these 8 gay, bisexual, transgender and asexual idols from going public with their identities

LGBT K-pop stars: former Xeno-T member Hansol to all-transgender group Lady – 8 Korean idols who came out
12 Nov 2020 - 11:26AM
Park Bo-gum and 4 other K-drama actors who first trained as K-pop idols

Park Bo-gum, Yoo Ah-in and Kim Min-jae all set out hoping to make a career in music, before switching to the K-drama screen

Park Bo-gum, Yoo Ah-in and Kim Min-jae all set out hoping to make a career in music, before switching to the K-drama screen

Park Bo-gum and 4 other K-drama actors who first trained as K-pop idols
10 Nov 2020 - 9:00AM
How Nu’est’s Ren is challenging K-pop gender norms: androgynous looks, Lady Gaga covers and playing a wannabe drag queen in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

From wearing make-up and singing Lady Gaga covers to playing a wannabe drag queen in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, this idol is an outsider’s icon

From wearing make-up and singing Lady Gaga covers to playing a wannabe drag queen in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, this idol is an outsider’s icon

How Nu’est’s Ren is challenging K-pop gender norms: androgynous looks, Lady Gaga covers and playing a wannabe drag queen in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
3 Nov 2020 - 12:53PM
The Boyz exclusive interview: K-pop boy group talk hit single The Stealer, new album Chase, starring on reality show Road to Kingdom, and holding their first virtual concert [Re:al]

The 11-piece K-pop boy band has gone from strength to strength since their 2017 debut – this year saw the release of 5th mini album Chase and their first solo virtual concert

The 11-piece K-pop boy band has gone from strength to strength since their 2017 debut – this year saw the release of 5th mini album Chase and their first solo virtual concert

The Boyz exclusive interview:  K-pop boy group talk hit single The Stealer, new album Chase, starring on reality show Road to Kingdom, and holding their first virtual concert [Re:al]
20 Oct 2020 - 11:38AM
Jamie Park exclusive interview: the K-pop star formerly Jimin Park spent 2020 working on new single Numbers, starring on TV show Good Girl and quarantining for Covid-19

She’s changed her professional name, made a new start with Warner Music Korea, released the new single Numbers, and appeared in TV show Good Girl – and that’s just the beginning

She’s changed her professional name, made a new start with Warner Music Korea, released the new single Numbers, and appeared in TV show Good Girl – and that’s just the beginning

Jamie Park exclusive interview: the K-pop star formerly Jimin Park spent 2020 working on new single Numbers, starring on TV show Good Girl and quarantining for Covid-19
5 Oct 2020 - 1:06PM
As Seventeen’s angelic Jeonghan turns 25, we look back at 5 of his most mischievous moments as the group’s resident prankster

He may look like an angel, but Jeonghan takes being cheeky to a new level – we rank his 5 funniest moments on screen

He may look like an angel, but Jeonghan takes being cheeky to a new level – we rank his 5 funniest moments on screen

As Seventeen’s angelic Jeonghan turns 25, we look back at 5 of his most mischievous moments as the group’s resident prankster
4 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM
How Red Velvet, Bae Suzy and Gong Hyo-jin are leading K-pop and K-drama’s reckoning with Korea’s sexist culture

Red Velvet, Bae Suzy and Gong Hyo-jin are among the brave ranks of Korean stars standing up to the haters to shame sexism and champion feminist causes

Red Velvet, Bae Suzy and Gong Hyo-jin are among the brave ranks of Korean stars standing up to the haters to shame sexism and champion feminist causes

How Red Velvet, Bae Suzy and Gong Hyo-jin are leading K-pop and K-drama’s reckoning with Korea’s sexist culture
28 Sep 2020 - 3:53PM
K-drama Flower of Evil starring Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won – 5 of the biggest plot holes in the TVN smash hit ahead of the season finale

Starring Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won, the TVN series is super popular – but ahead of the big finale, there are a few things that have left us scratching our heads

Starring Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won, the TVN series is super popular – but ahead of the big finale, there are a few things that have left us scratching our heads

K-drama Flower of Evil starring Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won – 5 of the biggest plot holes in the TVN smash hit ahead of the season finale
22 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM
Got7’s Park Jin-young: the polyglot K-pop star who speaks English and Japanese, starring in upcoming K-drama Devil Judge with It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’s Park Gyu-young

He’s got a big heart, a talent for acting and he speaks surprisingly great Japanese – here are five things to know about the face of Got7

He’s got a big heart, a talent for acting and he speaks surprisingly great Japanese – here are five things to know about the face of Got7

Got7’s Park Jin-young: the polyglot K-pop star who speaks English and Japanese, starring in upcoming K-drama Devil Judge with It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’s Park Gyu-young
21 Sep 2020 - 10:10AM
BTS, BigBang or Seventeen – which K-pop boy band has the most educated members? 17 South Korean idols who found time to get a university degree

RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, Jin and V are all studying postgraduate courses online – but BigBang star Taeyang’s Master’s thesis was filed in the National Library of Korea

RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, Jin and V are all studying postgraduate courses online – but BigBang star Taeyang’s Master’s thesis was filed in the National Library of Korea

BTS, BigBang or Seventeen – which K-pop boy band has the most educated members? 17 South Korean idols who found time to get a university degree
16 Sep 2020 - 3:22PM
The Flower of Evil star Lee Joon-gi: get to know South Korean drama’s only ‘King of Sageuk’ – also a K-pop singer, martial arts master and actor in Resident Evil

Get to know South Korean drama’s only ‘King of Sageuk’ – also a K-pop singer, martial arts master and actor in Resident Evil

Get to know South Korean drama’s only ‘King of Sageuk’ – also a K-pop singer, martial arts master and actor in Resident Evil

The Flower of Evil star Lee Joon-gi: get to know South Korean drama’s only ‘King of Sageuk’ – also a K-pop singer, martial arts master and actor in Resident Evil
16 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM
How K-pop stars like BTS’ Jungkook, NCT, and Seventeen’s Woozi have suffered from sasaeng fans – when does adulation turn into stalking?

A recent incident with Iz*One’s Jang Won-young has again raised concerns obsessive fans are going too far to film and photograph their K-pop idols

A recent incident with Iz*One’s Jang Won-young has again raised concerns obsessive fans are going too far to film and photograph their K-pop idols

How K-pop stars like BTS’ Jungkook, NCT, and Seventeen’s Woozi have suffered from sasaeng fans – when does adulation turn into stalking?
14 Sep 2020 - 2:00PM
5 Filipino film and TV stars who opened restaurants – from Jodi Santamaria to Marvin Agustin – and why you should give them a try

From Jodi Sta. Maria to Marvin Agustin – whether recreating their favourite brunches or sharing their hometown’s signature dishes, these Filipino celebrities just want to share their love of food

From Jodi Sta. Maria to Marvin Agustin – whether recreating their favourite brunches or sharing their hometown’s signature dishes, these Filipino celebrities just want to share their love of food

5 Filipino film and TV stars who opened restaurants – from Jodi Santamaria to Marvin Agustin – and why you should give them a try
10 Sep 2020 - 5:15PM