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When K-pop stars break the rules: from BTS members sneaking off to eat ice cream to Jay Park’s tattoos and Big Bang’s Seungri’s links to the Burning Sun scandal

Not every idol plays by the rules: BTS members snuck off to eat ice cream while Jay Park and Wonho got tattoos

27 Jan 2021 - 1:47PM

Not every idol plays by the rules: BTS members snuck off to eat ice cream while Jay Park and Wonho got tattoos

When K-pop stars break the rules: from BTS members sneaking off to eat ice cream to Jay Park’s tattoos and Big Bang’s Seungri’s links to the Burning Sun scandal
How Kamala Harris’ 22-year-old stepdaughter Ella Emhoff outshone even Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga at the 2021 US presidential inauguration

The vice-president’s 22-year-old stepdaughter stood out amid a sea of monochrome, even outshining style icons Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga – what fashion stunts will she pull next?

27 Jan 2021 - 10:47AM

The vice-president’s 22-year-old stepdaughter stood out amid a sea of monochrome, even outshining style icons Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga – what fashion stunts will she pull next?

How Kamala Harris’ 22-year-old stepdaughter Ella Emhoff outshone even Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga at the 2021 US presidential inauguration
K-pop group Enhypen won the Golden Disc Award for rookie of the year just one month after debut – can leader Jungwon guide the seven-member boy band to be bigger than BTS?

Enhypen won rookie of the year at the Golden Disc Awards just one month after debut, so what do we know about the group’s leader Jungwon – and why do the other members describe him as embodying ‘the colour blue’?

18 Jan 2021 - 9:00AM

Enhypen won rookie of the year at the Golden Disc Awards just one month after debut, so what do we know about the group’s leader Jungwon – and why do the other members describe him as embodying ‘the colour blue’?

K-pop group Enhypen won the Golden Disc Award for rookie of the year just one month after debut –  can leader Jungwon guide the seven-member boy band to be bigger than BTS?
BtoB’s Yook Sung-jae was born into a rich family before he made his fortune: how the Mystic Pop-up Bar star manages to live a wealthy yet meaningful lifestyle

He lives in a swanky flat with Minhyuk and Eunkwang, went to a private arts school and would happily give thousands of dollars to his friends, no questions asked – here’s how Yook Sung-jae spends it

18 Jan 2021 - 7:11PM

He lives in a swanky flat with Minhyuk and Eunkwang, went to a private arts school and would happily give thousands of dollars to his friends, no questions asked – here’s how Yook Sung-jae spends it

BtoB’s Yook Sung-jae was born into a rich family before he made his fortune: how the Mystic Pop-up Bar star manages to live a wealthy yet meaningful lifestyle
After Netflix’s Start-Up: what’s next for Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Seon-ho following the smash K-drama’s global success?

South Korean stars Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Seon-ho all became globally famous after starring in the tech-themed smash series – so what’s next?

14 Jan 2021 - 7:00AM

South Korean stars Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Seon-ho all became globally famous after starring in the tech-themed smash series – so what’s next?

After Netflix’s Start-Up: what’s next for Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk and Kim Seon-ho following the smash K-drama’s global success?
What if BTS member Jin debuted with Exo? Or Blackpink’s Jisoo with Red Velvet, or Big Bang’s G-Dragon with TVXQ? Meet 6 K-pop stars who almost joined different groups

Did you know Blackpink was supposed to be a nine-piece girl group including Miyeon? So how did she end up with (G)I-dle, and what about these five other idols? Here’s what could have been

13 Jan 2021 - 11:12AM

Did you know Blackpink was supposed to be a nine-piece girl group including Miyeon? So how did she end up with (G)I-dle, and what about these five other idols? Here’s what could have been

What if BTS member Jin debuted with Exo? Or Blackpink’s Jisoo with Red Velvet, or Big Bang’s G-Dragon with TVXQ? Meet 6 K-pop stars who almost joined different groups
How Ariana Grande spends it: from bulk buying Tiffany & Co. engagement rings to pricey Whole Foods vegan fare – and those famous hair extensions

The 7 Rings singer’s estimated US$100 million fortune has allowed her to splurge on everything from charter flights for her dogs to a champagne-fuelled spending spree at Tiffany & Co.

11 Jan 2021 - 10:29AM

The 7 Rings singer’s estimated US$100 million fortune has allowed her to splurge on everything from charter flights for her dogs to a champagne-fuelled spending spree at Tiffany & Co.

How Ariana Grande spends it: from bulk buying Tiffany & Co. engagement rings to pricey Whole Foods vegan fare – and those famous hair extensions
How rich is Red Velvet’s Wendy? The Dolce & Gabbana-wearing K-pop star grew up in the super-affluent Seoul neighbourhood Parasite made famous and went to an exclusive Canadian school – but you’d never know it

Red Velvet’s Joy once joked about the ‘50 rooms’ in Wendy’s Canadian home, much to her embarrassment: here’s how we know the humble Future and Psycho singer has more money than she lets on

8 Jan 2021 - 3:25PM

Red Velvet’s Joy once joked about the ‘50 rooms’ in Wendy’s Canadian home, much to her embarrassment: here’s how we know the humble Future and Psycho singer has more money than she lets on

How rich is Red Velvet’s Wendy? The Dolce & Gabbana-wearing K-pop star grew up in the super-affluent Seoul neighbourhood Parasite made famous and went to an exclusive Canadian school – but you’d never know it
Kim Kardashian or Angelina Jolie: who gives the most extravagant gifts? From Michael Jackson’s jacket to a US$2.4 million Boucheron necklace, 6 of the most OTT celebrity presents

What do you buy someone who has everything? The Kardashians, Angelina Jolie and Mike Tyson have all splashed out on some eye-watering gifts – but who bought the most extravagant celebrity present?

8 Jan 2021 - 4:32PM

What do you buy someone who has everything? The Kardashians, Angelina Jolie and Mike Tyson have all splashed out on some eye-watering gifts – but who bought the most extravagant celebrity present?

Kim Kardashian or Angelina Jolie: who gives the most extravagant gifts? From Michael Jackson’s jacket to a US$2.4 million Boucheron necklace, 6 of the most OTT celebrity presents
Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung aren’t the only Korean actors to fall in love – from Descendants of the Sun’s ‘Song Song couple’ to Lee Min-ho and Park Min-young, 6 times K-drama co-stars started dating off screen

We all know about Descendants of the Sun’s ‘Song Song couple’, but Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Min-ho and more once dated their co-stars too – which relationships ended in marriage and which in heartbreak?

17 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM

We all know about Descendants of the Sun’s ‘Song Song couple’, but Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Min-ho and more once dated their co-stars too – which relationships ended in marriage and which in heartbreak?

Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung aren’t the only Korean actors to fall in love – from Descendants of the Sun’s ‘Song Song couple’ to Lee Min-ho and Park Min-young, 6 times K-drama co-stars started dating off screen
Shin Min-a before the fame: how the K-drama star went from acting in K-pop music videos to modelling alongside Crash Landing On You star Hyun Bin

Before she hit the big time with roles in films and classic K-drama series, Shin got her early break appearing in music videos and modelling

9 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM

Before she hit the big time with roles in films and classic K-drama series, Shin got her early break appearing in music videos and modelling

Shin Min-a before the fame: how the K-drama star went from acting in K-pop music videos to modelling alongside Crash Landing On You star Hyun Bin
Lee Jong-suk makes US$50,000 per episode in K-dramas like Netflix’s Romance is a Bonus Book, Doctor Stranger and While You Were Sleeping – so how does he spend his fortune?

The star of Netflix’s Romance is a Bonus Book splashed US$4.3 million out on fancy real estate in the same neighbourhood as Big Bang’s G-Dragon, but also gives plenty to charity

8 Dec 2020 - 12:37PM

The star of Netflix’s Romance is a Bonus Book splashed US$4.3 million out on fancy real estate in the same neighbourhood as Big Bang’s G-Dragon, but also gives plenty to charity

Lee Jong-suk makes US$50,000 per episode in K-dramas like Netflix’s Romance is a Bonus Book, Doctor Stranger and While You Were Sleeping – so how does he spend his fortune?
BTS member Jin’s VVIP Hyundai Black credit card – used to splurge on band dinners, Givenchy clothes and exotic pets

The band’s oldest member has a VVIP Hyundai Black credit card – and he’s not afraid to flash it and splash it on lavish band dinners, Givenchy fashion and fabulous flats for himself and his parents

5 Dec 2020 - 12:19AM

The band’s oldest member has a VVIP Hyundai Black credit card – and he’s not afraid to flash it and splash it on lavish band dinners, Givenchy fashion and fabulous flats for himself and his parents

BTS member Jin’s VVIP Hyundai Black credit card – used to splurge on band dinners, Givenchy clothes and exotic pets
What if Lee Seung-gi, Jung Hae-in and So Ji-sub never became actors? These K-drama stars could have had very different career paths

In an alternate universe, Autumn in My Heart star Won Bin is a mechanic and A Piece of Your Mind’s Jung Hae-in is a biotech scientist – here are 6 K-drama and K-movie actors who studied unexpected degrees

2 Dec 2020 - 3:00PM

In an alternate universe, Autumn in My Heart star Won Bin is a mechanic and A Piece of Your Mind’s Jung Hae-in is a biotech scientist – here are 6 K-drama and K-movie actors who studied unexpected degrees

What if Lee Seung-gi, Jung Hae-in and So Ji-sub never became actors? These K-drama stars could have had very different career paths
K-pop idol Nichkhun is starring opposite Byron Mann in Hollywood’s Hong Kong Love Story – everything you need to know about boy band 2PM’s toned ‘Thai Prince’ born in the US to Chinese parents

Scouted by JYP at 18 in Los Angeles at a Korean music festival, the Thai-raised star had to learn Korean to join boy band 2PM – now his talent is taking him back to Hollywood

2 Dec 2020 - 10:00AM

Scouted by JYP at 18 in Los Angeles at a Korean music festival, the Thai-raised star had to learn Korean to join boy band 2PM – now his talent is taking him back to Hollywood

K-pop idol Nichkhun is starring opposite Byron Mann in Hollywood’s Hong Kong Love Story – everything you need to know about boy band 2PM’s toned ‘Thai Prince’ born in the US to Chinese parents
IU’s net worth is US$28 million – thanks to top-rated K-dramas like Hotel del Luna and chart-topping K-pop tracks like Good Day – and she spends a lot of it on charity

Before she debuted, IU lived in a cockroach-infested flat and her parents struggled with debt – now the Hotel del Luna star is donating to fight Covid-19 and buying houses for her family

27 Nov 2020 - 4:28PM

Before she debuted, IU lived in a cockroach-infested flat and her parents struggled with debt – now the Hotel del Luna star is donating to fight Covid-19 and buying houses for her family

IU’s net worth is US$28 million – thanks to  top-rated K-dramas like Hotel del Luna and chart-topping K-pop tracks like Good Day – and she spends a lot of it on charity
K-drama made Park Seo-joon a millionaire – why did the Itaewon Class star spend US$9 million on prime Seoul real estate?

Did you know the Itaewon Class star and millionaire CF King has also donated to flood and Covid-19 relief?

13 Nov 2020 - 5:15PM

Did you know the Itaewon Class star and millionaire CF King has also donated to flood and Covid-19 relief?

K-drama made Park Seo-joon a millionaire – why did the Itaewon Class star spend US$9 million on prime Seoul real estate?
Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk may lead Netflix’s Start-Up, but Nam Da-reum is stealing the K-drama series – what else has the former child star appeared in?

Netflix K-drama Start-Up is a hit, but the 18-year-old former child star is the actor really stealing the show – so what else has he featured in?

10 Nov 2020 - 11:19AM

Netflix K-drama Start-Up is a hit, but the 18-year-old former child star is the actor really stealing the show – so what else has he featured in?

Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk may lead Netflix’s Start-Up, but Nam Da-reum is stealing the K-drama series – what else has the former child star appeared in?
Park Bo-gum’s love rival in Netflix K-drama Record of Youth, Byun Woo-seok, says the pair are super close off set: what else should you know about this rising star?

The model-turned-actor looks to Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet for acting inspiration: could he become Korea’s next Hallyuwood favourite?

30 Oct 2020 - 10:00AM

The model-turned-actor looks to Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet for acting inspiration: could he become Korea’s next Hallyuwood favourite?

Park Bo-gum’s love rival in Netflix K-drama Record of Youth, Byun Woo-seok, says the pair are super close off set: what else should you know about this rising star?
She beat Angelina Jolie and Gal Gadot to be crowned 2020’s highest-paid actress, so how does Modern Family star and America’s Got Talent judge Sofía Vergara spend her US$180 million fortune?

She earns US$500,000 per episode on Modern Family and banked US$43 million in the past year alone – but how does the Colombian-American actress spend it?

27 Oct 2020 - 10:56AM

She earns US$500,000 per episode on Modern Family and banked US$43 million in the past year alone – but how does the Colombian-American actress spend it?

She beat Angelina Jolie and Gal Gadot to be crowned 2020’s highest-paid actress, so how does Modern Family star and America’s Got Talent judge Sofía Vergara spend her US$180 million fortune?
Queen Elizabeth’s secret handbag signals: the subtle gestures that reveal when the British royal needs to make a quick exit

The Queen’s trademark Launer handbags serve a more important purpose than you might think – getting her out of awkward conversations

26 Oct 2020 - 1:00PM

The Queen’s trademark Launer handbags serve a more important purpose than you might think – getting her out of awkward conversations

Queen Elizabeth’s secret handbag signals: the subtle gestures that reveal when the British royal needs to make a quick exit
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped back as senior royals of the British royal family – meet 6 other princesses who renounced their titles

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry weren’t the first to walk away from royal responsibilities – these 6 princesses have done the same for love, career success, and a host of other reasons

16 Oct 2020 - 10:39AM

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry weren’t the first to walk away from royal responsibilities – these 6 princesses have done the same for love, career success, and a host of other reasons

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped back as senior royals of the British royal family – meet 6 other princesses who renounced their titles
‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Chuck Feeney, Giving Pledge founder Warren Buffett and the billionaires giving more than half their wealth to charity (but not Jeff Bezos)

When you are this wealthy, even giving it away takes time – 5 businessmen who have pledged to pass on their life’s earnings to good causes before they are gone

14 Oct 2020 - 6:00AM

When you are this wealthy, even giving it away takes time – 5 businessmen who have pledged to pass on their life’s earnings to good causes before they are gone

‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Chuck Feeney, Giving Pledge founder Warren Buffett and the billionaires giving more than half their wealth to charity (but not Jeff Bezos)
Henry Golding tipped to be James Bond – and 4 more Asian actors taking a stand against Hollywood whitewashing

Before Henry Golding was tipped to be James Bond – which actors have called out the #toowhite film industry for casting Caucasian actors as Asian characters?

13 Oct 2020 - 6:00AM

Before Henry Golding was tipped to be James Bond – which actors have called out the #toowhite film industry for casting Caucasian actors as Asian characters?

Henry Golding tipped to be James Bond – and 4 more Asian actors taking a stand against Hollywood whitewashing
K-pop idol turned K-drama star Bae Suzy: 5 things about the ‘Nation’s First Love’ as she stars in new Netflix series Start-Up

The K-pop idol turned K-drama star kicked off her career as the youngest member of girl group Miss A and now she’s making over US$8.7 million a year from endorsements

13 Oct 2020 - 1:54PM

The K-pop idol turned K-drama star kicked off her career as the youngest member of girl group Miss A and now she’s making over US$8.7 million a year from endorsements

K-pop idol turned K-drama star Bae Suzy: 5 things about the ‘Nation’s First Love’ as she stars in new Netflix series Start-Up
Queen Elizabeth received gifts from China’s Xi Jinping, India’s president, the Japanese emperor, Thailand’s king … which world leader gave the British royal with everything, the best diplomatic present?

What could you possibly gift a queen worth half a billion dollars? From gongs to puppets, the Thai monarch, Japanese emperor, President Xi Jinping, and other political figures got seriously creative over the years

6 Jan 2021 - 2:50PM

What could you possibly gift a queen worth half a billion dollars? From gongs to puppets, the Thai monarch, Japanese emperor, President Xi Jinping, and other political figures got seriously creative over the years

Queen Elizabeth received gifts from China’s Xi Jinping, India’s president, the Japanese emperor, Thailand’s king … which world leader gave the British royal with everything, the best diplomatic present?
4 ways Britain’s Prince Harry and Belgium’s Prince Joachim are the same – both well-educated military men who like to party, what else do the distant royal relatives have in common?

Prince Joachim might look like Prince Harry’s younger brother – but the shared similarities of these 2 distant relatives are way more than skin deep

7 Oct 2020 - 6:00AM

Prince Joachim might look like Prince Harry’s younger brother – but the shared similarities of these 2 distant relatives are way more than skin deep

4 ways Britain’s Prince Harry and Belgium’s Prince Joachim are the same – both well-educated military men who like to party, what else do the distant royal relatives have in common?
Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s eldest daughter – 5 things to know about the award-winning 8-year-old who adores LeBron James

At just 8 years old, Blue Ivy is already blazing her own trail, rubbing shoulders with LeBron James and bidding against Tyler Perry at art auctions

5 Oct 2020 - 10:45AM

At just 8 years old, Blue Ivy is already blazing her own trail, rubbing shoulders with LeBron James and bidding against Tyler Perry at art auctions

Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé and Jay Z’s eldest daughter – 5 things to know about the award-winning 8-year-old who adores LeBron James
TVXQ’s Kim Jae-joong is K-pop’s richest idol – how does he spend his millions? From Ferrari and Lamborghini to rare Yayoi Kusama art and luxury property in Korea and Japan, here’s what the singer splashes on

Korea’s richest pop star likes to spend his millions on luxury cars and all manner of property – he owns cafes and bars in Seoul and a mall in Tokyo

29 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM

Korea’s richest pop star likes to spend his millions on luxury cars and all manner of property – he owns cafes and bars in Seoul and a mall in Tokyo

TVXQ’s Kim Jae-joong is K-pop’s richest idol – how does he spend his millions? From Ferrari and Lamborghini to rare Yayoi Kusama art and luxury property in Korea and Japan, here’s what the singer splashes on
Hugging Michelle Obama to inviting Meghan Markle’s mother to dinner – 5 times Queen Elizabeth broke her own royal protocol

From hugging Michelle Obama to inviting Meghan Markle’s mother to dinner, sometimes even Queen Elizabeth decides to tear up the royal rule book – as these five moments prove

24 Sep 2020 - 12:29PM

From hugging Michelle Obama to inviting Meghan Markle’s mother to dinner, sometimes even Queen Elizabeth decides to tear up the royal rule book – as these five moments prove

Hugging Michelle Obama to inviting Meghan Markle’s mother to dinner – 5 times Queen Elizabeth broke her own royal protocol