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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

20 Oct 2020 - 11:38AM

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]
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

5 Oct 2020 - 1:06PM

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
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

4 Oct 2020 - 9:00AM

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
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

28 Sep 2020 - 3:53PM

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
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

22 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM

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
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

21 Sep 2020 - 10:10AM

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
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

16 Sep 2020 - 3:22PM

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
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

16 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM

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
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

14 Sep 2020 - 2:00PM

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?
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

10 Sep 2020 - 5:15PM

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
Red Velvet’s Joy celebrates her 24th birthday – here’s the 5 coolest things the K-pop star did in the past year, from hosting Get It Beauty to the Hospital Playlist OST

From hosting Get It Beauty to the Hospital Playlist OST and strutting the catwalk at this year’s New York Fashion Week – this K-pop star has had a busy 12 months

2 Sep 2020 - 9:00AM

From hosting Get It Beauty to the Hospital Playlist OST and strutting the catwalk at this year’s New York Fashion Week – this K-pop star has had a busy 12 months

Red Velvet’s Joy celebrates her 24th birthday – here’s the 5 coolest things the K-pop star did in the past year, from hosting Get It Beauty to the  Hospital Playlist OST
As It’s Okay to Not Be Okay starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji reaches its finale on Netflix, we look back on the 5 biggest plot holes in the K-drama smash hit

As it reaches its finale, we look back on the 5 biggest plot holes in the K-drama smash hit of the year starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji

12 Aug 2020 - 10:30AM

As it reaches its finale, we look back on the 5 biggest plot holes in the K-drama smash hit of the year starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji

As It’s Okay to Not Be Okay starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-ji reaches its finale on Netflix, we look back on the 5 biggest plot holes in the K-drama smash hit
Manny Pacquiao’s money: How the Philippines’ boxing champion turned politician spends his US$220 million fortune

Yes … on real estate and wife Jinkee’s handbag collection – but also on education and sports

17 Aug 2020 - 10:07AM

Yes … on real estate and wife Jinkee’s handbag collection – but also on education and sports

Manny Pacquiao’s money: How the Philippines’ boxing champion turned politician spends his US$220 million fortune
K-pop’s Red Velvet celebrate their first 6 years – from dominating the Billboard charts to performing for North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un

From dominating the American Billboard charts to performing for North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un

2 Aug 2020 - 5:46PM

From dominating the American Billboard charts to performing for North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un

K-pop’s Red Velvet celebrate their first 6 years – from dominating the Billboard charts to performing for North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un
Got7’s Jackson Wang just launched streetwear brand Team Wang Design – but was the K-pop star’s first fashion line worth the 3-year wait?

Hong Kong-born Jackson Wang is one of Asia’s hottest multi-hyphenates: now it’s time for the Got7 rapper to pause the music and launch a fashion label

29 Jul 2020 - 10:21AM

Hong Kong-born Jackson Wang is one of Asia’s hottest multi-hyphenates: now it’s time for the Got7 rapper to pause the music and launch a fashion label

Got7’s Jackson Wang just launched streetwear brand Team Wang Design – but was the K-pop star’s first fashion line worth the 3-year wait?
Are non-Korean K-pop groups like Exp Edition, Kaachi and 5High cultural appropriation – or is ‘K-pop is only for Koreans’ racist?

Are non-Korean K-pop groups like America’s Exp Edition and India’s 5High cultural appropriation – or is saying ‘K-pop is only for Koreans’ racist?

2 Jul 2020 - 4:24PM

Are non-Korean K-pop groups like America’s Exp Edition and India’s 5High cultural appropriation – or is saying ‘K-pop is only for Koreans’ racist?

Are non-Korean K-pop groups like Exp Edition, Kaachi and 5High cultural appropriation – or is ‘K-pop is only for Koreans’ racist?
Blackpink’s Jennie, Itzy’s Lia, Got7’s Mark and the Korean ‘silver spoon’ idols who enjoyed privilege and lavish lives long before K-pop fame

Blackpink’s Jennie, Itzy’s Lia, Got7’s Mark – the Korean ‘silver spoon’ idols who enjoyed privilege and lavish lives long before K-pop fame

2 Jul 2020 - 8:00AM

Blackpink’s Jennie, Itzy’s Lia, Got7’s Mark – the Korean ‘silver spoon’ idols who enjoyed privilege and lavish lives long before K-pop fame

Blackpink’s Jennie, Itzy’s Lia, Got7’s Mark and the Korean ‘silver spoon’ idols who enjoyed privilege and lavish lives long before K-pop fame
Why do K-pop stars like BTS have to complete military service – and which male idols will be next to enlist?

BTS’ Jin and four members of Exo are all set to be conscripted this year – what’s the deal with South Korean military service, and is there a way for idols to avoid doing it?

25 Jun 2020 - 1:00PM

BTS’ Jin and four members of Exo are all set to be conscripted this year – what’s the deal with South Korean military service, and is there a way for idols to avoid doing it?

Why do K-pop stars like BTS have to complete military service – and which male idols will be next to enlist?
Descendants of the Sun, Criminal Minds and My Love from the Star – K-dramas that are a hit overseas or which have inspired foreign adaptations

K-drama plots are capturing a global audience with several of the popular series being adapted locally for audiences in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines

23 Jun 2020 - 9:00AM

K-drama plots are capturing a global audience with several of the popular series being adapted locally for audiences in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines

Descendants of the Sun, Criminal Minds and My Love from the Star – K-dramas that are a hit overseas or which have inspired foreign adaptations
Blacking up, leashing men and no-bra outfits – are Mamamoo K-pop’s most controversial girl group?

From their raunchy and raw fashion choices to wearing blackface to sing Bruno Mars – let’s look back at the highs and the lows as the outspoken quartet celebrate their 6th anniversary as a band

19 Jun 2020 - 8:00AM

From their raunchy and raw fashion choices to wearing blackface to sing Bruno Mars – let’s look back at the highs and the lows as the outspoken quartet celebrate their 6th anniversary as a band

Blacking up, leashing men and no-bra outfits – are Mamamoo  K-pop’s most controversial girl group?
The World of the Married’s Park Hae-joon – starring in Emergency Declaration alongside Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, ZE:A’s Im Siwan and Kim Nam-gil

Starring in disaster movie Emergency Declaration with Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, ZE:A’s Im Siwan and Kim Nam-gil, here are 5 things you should know about the 44-year-old leading man

13 Jun 2020 - 8:00AM

Starring in disaster movie Emergency Declaration with Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, ZE:A’s Im Siwan and Kim Nam-gil, here are 5 things you should know about the 44-year-old leading man

The World of the Married’s Park Hae-joon – starring in Emergency Declaration alongside Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, ZE:A’s Im Siwan and Kim Nam-gil
5 things to know about South Korean actress Yoo In-na, star of Touch Your Heart and host of Love of 7.7 Billion

Former DJ Yoo In-na is widely popular for her bubbly personality and hangs out with K-pop’s IU, even on Valentine’s Day

5 Jun 2020 - 10:00AM

Former DJ Yoo In-na is widely popular for her bubbly personality and hangs out with K-pop’s IU, even on Valentine’s Day

5 things to know about South Korean actress Yoo In-na, star of Touch Your Heart and host of Love of 7.7 Billion
NU’EST leader JR – 5 things to know about the K-pop boy band’s main rapper, dancer and face of the group

His nicknames include ‘nation’s leader’ and Wartortle, and he’s not afraid to act all aegyo (cute) or describe kissing on live TV

1 Jun 2020 - 8:00AM

His nicknames include ‘nation’s leader’ and Wartortle, and he’s not afraid to act all aegyo (cute) or describe kissing on live TV

NU’EST leader JR – 5 things to know about the K-pop boy band’s main rapper, dancer and face of the group
Park Ji-hoon back with new K-pop album The W – 5 things about the former Wanna One star whose Instagram is filled with adorable selcas and pet pics

Park Ji-hoon is a hard-core gamer, former child actor and selca star – now, finally, he’s back with new music, as first single Wing teases big EP drop The W

27 May 2020 - 8:00AM

Park Ji-hoon is a hard-core gamer, former child actor and selca star – now, finally, he’s back with new music, as first single Wing teases big EP drop The W

Park Ji-hoon back with new K-pop album The W – 5 things about the former Wanna One  star whose Instagram  is filled with adorable selcas and pet pics
Seventeen’s 5 best YouTube clips, as the K-pop boy group celebrates 5 years with new documentary Seventeen: Hit The Road

The beloved South Korean boy band has delighted fans with its Going Seventeen videos on YouTube, where they take trips and accept challenges

26 May 2020 - 6:00AM

The beloved South Korean boy band has delighted fans with its Going Seventeen videos on YouTube, where they take trips and accept challenges

Seventeen’s 5 best YouTube clips, as the K-pop boy group celebrates 5 years with new documentary Seventeen: Hit The Road
The World of the Married – 5 biggest plot holes in the record-breaking Korean drama starring Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon

The JTBC drama starring Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon smashed records to become Korea’s highest-rated TV show ever – but now the dust has settled we’ve got some questions

21 May 2020 - 5:08PM

The JTBC drama starring Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon smashed records to become Korea’s highest-rated TV show ever – but now the dust has settled we’ve got some questions

The World of the Married – 5 biggest plot holes in the record-breaking Korean drama starring Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon
5 things you should know about Aron, lead rapper and ‘sexy brain guy’ of K-pop band NU’EST

At 27 on May 21, the LA-raised lead rapper is the oldest member of the boy band and probably the smartest, scoring top marks in the US before opting for a singing career

17 May 2020 - 11:00AM

At 27 on May 21, the LA-raised lead rapper is the oldest member of the boy band and probably the smartest, scoring top marks in the US before opting for a singing career

5 things you should know about Aron, lead rapper and ‘sexy brain guy’ of K-pop band NU’EST
Kingdom actor Ju Ji-hoon – 5 things to know about the star of Netflix’s first Korean drama series known as the ‘king of memes’

The star of TVN’s Hyena and MBC’s Princess Hours has also represented major Western fashion brands Calvin Klein, Chanel, Reebok, Levi’s and Polo

13 May 2020 - 6:00AM

The star of TVN’s Hyena and MBC’s Princess Hours has also represented major Western fashion brands Calvin Klein, Chanel, Reebok, Levi’s and Polo

Kingdom actor Ju Ji-hoon – 5 things to know about the star of Netflix’s first Korean drama series known as the ‘king of memes’
5 things to know about K-pop’s NU’EST, as the boy band readies for their May comeback

The group is gearing up for their comeback this May 11 with their 8th mini album The Nocturne with a concept website that includes special puzzles for fan

12 May 2020 - 1:00PM

The group is gearing up for their comeback this May 11 with their 8th mini album The Nocturne with a concept website that includes special puzzles for fan

5 things to know about K-pop’s NU’EST, as the boy band readies for their May comeback
7 best vegan restaurants and cafes in Metro Manila – where to eat healthy plant-based and vegetarian food in the capital region of the Philippines

Filipino food might not have a reputation for being vegan or veggie-friendly – but we ate our way through Makati City, Quezon City and San Juan to compile this foolproof guide to plant-based dining

6 May 2020 - 9:00AM

Filipino food might not have a reputation for being vegan or veggie-friendly – but we ate our way through Makati City, Quezon City and San Juan to compile this foolproof guide to plant-based dining

7 best vegan restaurants and cafes in Metro Manila – where to eat healthy plant-based and vegetarian food in the capital region of the Philippines