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Why are K-drama stars Ahn Jae-hyun and Koo Hye-sun getting a divorce?

HB Entertainment, Koo and Ahn’s management agency, say they are proceeding with the divorce by mutual agreement

21 Aug 2019 - 10:00AM

HB Entertainment, Koo and Ahn’s management agency, say they are proceeding with the divorce by mutual agreement

Why are K-drama stars Ahn Jae-hyun and Koo Hye-sun getting a divorce?
Lay Zhang Yixing, Chinese K-pop star, warns Calvin Klein to respect ‘one China’ policy

Calvin Klein listed Hong Kong, Taiwan as separate from China on its website. Lay Zhang Yixing, of K-pop group Exo, said he would stop modelling for US company if it didn’t correct error, say sorry and avoid a recurrence.

15 Aug 2019 - 1:47PM

Calvin Klein listed Hong Kong, Taiwan as separate from China on its website. Lay Zhang Yixing, of K-pop group Exo, said he would stop modelling for US company if it didn’t correct error, say sorry and avoid a recurrence.

Lay Zhang Yixing, Chinese K-pop star, warns Calvin Klein to respect ‘one China’ policy
Why is K-pop band BTS taking a break now – at the height of its global fame?

The seven-member pop group, which has not taken any time off since making its debut in 2013, has been on an extended, sold-out global tour since last August

13 Aug 2019 - 2:15PM

The seven-member pop group, which has not taken any time off since making its debut in 2013, has been on an extended, sold-out global tour since last August

Why is K-pop band BTS taking a break now – at the height of its global fame?
K-pop stars Taeyeon and IU help the needy and win fans’ hearts

Girl group member has donated more than US$80,000 to disadvantaged girls, while singer-actress has supported a scheme helping pensioners living alone in Seoul

12 Aug 2019 - 6:29PM

Girl group member has donated more than US$80,000 to disadvantaged girls, while singer-actress has supported a scheme helping pensioners living alone in Seoul

K-pop stars Taeyeon and IU help the needy and win fans’ hearts
Kong Yoo-jin, former singer in Korean girl band BONUSbaby, talks about the lonely life of a K-pop idol

No mobile phones, limited family visits and extreme dieting are just some of the hardships K-pop idols have to live with to be famous, says former star Kong Yoo-jin

12 Aug 2019 - 1:00PM

No mobile phones, limited family visits and extreme dieting are just some of the hardships K-pop idols have to live with to be famous, says former star Kong Yoo-jin

Kong Yoo-jin, former singer in Korean girl band BONUSbaby, talks about the lonely life of a K-pop idol
Why are patriotic Koreans going on day trips to the Dokdo islets over which Japan stakes a claim?

With Korea’s Liberation Day on August 15, Koreans are heading for the territorially disputed Dokdo islets – called Takeshima islands in Japan – as local tour companies are offering up special tours

13 Aug 2019 - 3:10PM

With Korea’s Liberation Day on August 15, Koreans are heading for the territorially disputed Dokdo islets – called Takeshima islands in Japan – as local tour companies are offering up special tours

Why are patriotic Koreans going on day trips to the Dokdo islets over which Japan stakes a claim?
K-pop fans thrilled as song by BTS’ Jungkook plays in finale of HBO series Euphoria starring Zendaya

Solo track Euphoria from last year’s Love Yourself: Answer album played in season finale of hit American teen drama series starring singer-actress Zendaya

9 Aug 2019 - 4:29PM

Solo track Euphoria from last year’s Love Yourself: Answer album played in season finale of hit American teen drama series starring singer-actress Zendaya

K-pop fans thrilled as song by BTS’ Jungkook plays in finale of HBO series Euphoria starring Zendaya
How this Korean YouTuber gets non-vegans to follow her tempting vegan mukbang videos

From burgers to shrimp noodles, all the food Chang Ji-eun eats on her YouTube channel is plant-based, and she’s changing the public’s perception of the vegan diet one scrumptious video at a time.

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From burgers to shrimp noodles, all the food Chang Ji-eun eats on her YouTube channel is plant-based, and she’s changing the public’s perception of the vegan diet one scrumptious video at a time.

How this Korean YouTuber gets non-vegans to follow her tempting vegan mukbang videos
Angelina Jolie's son Maddox will go to university in South Korea

Maddox Jolie-Pitt will start classes at the country’s Yonsei University in September, studying life sciences and biotechnology.

6 Aug 2019 - 8:56PM

Maddox Jolie-Pitt will start classes at the country’s Yonsei University in September, studying life sciences and biotechnology.

Angelina Jolie's son Maddox will go to university in South Korea
Are TWICE’s Jihyo and K-pop singer Kang Daniel romantically involved?

The two K-pop stars are said to have been dating since early 2019, but is this just a rumour or is it true?

6 Aug 2019 - 1:56PM

The two K-pop stars are said to have been dating since early 2019, but is this just a rumour or is it true?

Are TWICE’s Jihyo and K-pop singer Kang Daniel romantically involved?
What Macau’s luxury hotels are doing to attract more Korean visitors

Macau’s hotel industry is tough, but as more Koreans with luxury budgets visit the resort city, the Sheraton Grand Macao and the St. Regis Macao are keen to cater to their needs

5 Aug 2019 - 11:49AM

Macau’s hotel industry is tough, but as more Koreans with luxury budgets visit the resort city, the Sheraton Grand Macao and the St. Regis Macao are keen to cater to their needs

What Macau’s luxury hotels are doing to attract more Korean visitors
How to be a K-pop idol: a day in the life of an aspiring star juggling endless practice with school

Jeon Sung-won’s dreams of K-pop stardom see him practising up to 50 hours a week in his spare time, a routine both physically and mentally exhausting. But with so many other hopefuls, the probability of success is incredibly low.

3 Aug 2019 - 10:00PM

Jeon Sung-won’s dreams of K-pop stardom see him practising up to 50 hours a week in his spare time, a routine both physically and mentally exhausting. But with so many other hopefuls, the probability of success is incredibly low.

How to be a K-pop idol: a day in the life of an aspiring star juggling endless practice with school
My shame at having Filipino accent – K-pop star Sandara Park of 2NE1, former girl group

South Korean singer grew up in the Philippines and speaks English with a Filipino accent – something she was ashamed of once. Park, who had a string of hits with 2NE1, changed her mind after being told her accent was cool.

2 Aug 2019 - 10:33AM

South Korean singer grew up in the Philippines and speaks English with a Filipino accent – something she was ashamed of once. Park, who had a string of hits with 2NE1, changed her mind after being told her accent was cool.

My shame at having Filipino accent – K-pop star Sandara Park of 2NE1, former girl group
K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s Ddu-Du Ddu-Du gets almost a billion music video hits on YouTube

BLACKPINK have set a record that no other K-pop bands have reached with the video of its hit song

1 Aug 2019 - 6:14PM

BLACKPINK have set a record that no other K-pop bands have reached with the video of its hit song

K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s Ddu-Du Ddu-Du gets almost a billion music video hits on YouTube
Daniel Kang makes solo debut, but K-pop star’s legal dispute takes some shine off

Kang’s first solo EP, ‘Colour on Me’, was released last week and has topped iTunes charts around the world. But an ongoing legal dispute with his former agency means the future is unclear for the ex-Wanna One member.

30 Jul 2019 - 11:19PM

Kang’s first solo EP, ‘Colour on Me’, was released last week and has topped iTunes charts around the world. But an ongoing legal dispute with his former agency means the future is unclear for the ex-Wanna One member.

Daniel Kang makes solo debut, but K-pop star’s legal dispute takes some shine off
Could K-pop's newest girl band Rocket Punch be the new BLACKPINK?

New six-member K-pop girl band Rocket Punch is about to debut featuring Japanese singer Juri Takahashi from AKB48

26 Jul 2019 - 9:00AM

New six-member K-pop girl band Rocket Punch is about to debut featuring Japanese singer Juri Takahashi from AKB48

Could K-pop's newest girl band Rocket Punch be the new BLACKPINK?
Fans of Exo demand K-pop band’s Japan shows near Fukushima nuclear disaster site be cancelled

Loyal followers fear boy band might be exposed to radiation from wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. ‘Did the [band’s] agency get blinded by money?’ one commented online.

26 Jul 2019 - 2:49AM

Loyal followers fear boy band might be exposed to radiation from wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. ‘Did the [band’s] agency get blinded by money?’ one commented online.

Fans of Exo demand K-pop band’s Japan shows near Fukushima nuclear disaster site be cancelled
Who is 6-year-old Korean YouTube star Boram, who just bought an US$8 million property in Gangnam, Seoul?

The girl known to her followers as Boram – whose two channels have a combined 30 million subscribers – has an estimated monthly income of US$3 million

25 Jul 2019 - 2:40PM

The girl known to her followers as Boram – whose two channels have a combined 30 million subscribers – has an estimated monthly income of US$3 million

Who is 6-year-old Korean YouTube star Boram, who just bought an US$8 million property in Gangnam, Seoul?
Fans believe Twice member Mina was forced out of world tour by Anti-Japan bullies

A Japanese member of K-pop girl group Twice was reportedly forced to pull out of the outfit’s ongoing world tour because anti-Japan fans had been attacking the star online amid worsening Korea-Japan ties.

25 Jul 2019 - 5:55AM

A Japanese member of K-pop girl group Twice was reportedly forced to pull out of the outfit’s ongoing world tour because anti-Japan fans had been attacking the star online amid worsening Korea-Japan ties.

Fans believe Twice member Mina was forced out of world tour by Anti-Japan bullies
Taeyeon tops Korean charts with new song from hit K-drama Hotel Del Luna

The Girls’ Generation singer, who recently described her battle with depression, released her new single A Poem Titled You. This is her second release this year after her comeback single Four Seasons.

24 Jul 2019 - 3:44AM

The Girls’ Generation singer, who recently described her battle with depression, released her new single A Poem Titled You. This is her second release this year after her comeback single Four Seasons.

Taeyeon tops Korean charts with new song from hit K-drama Hotel Del Luna
US rapper’s cover of Korean hip-hop song goes viral: ‘like eating a hamburger and kimchi’

The American, known as Logan, raps in Korean and English in the YouTube clip, and is praised by Koreans for his diction. The original song, 119 Remix, is 20 minutes long and features 51 hip-hop artists.

24 Jul 2019 - 2:03AM

The American, known as Logan, raps in Korean and English in the YouTube clip, and is praised by Koreans for his diction. The original song, 119 Remix, is 20 minutes long and features 51 hip-hop artists.

US rapper’s cover of Korean hip-hop song goes viral: ‘like eating a hamburger and kimchi’
Ex Wanna One K-pop star Lai Kuan-lin wants to end his contract with Cube

This is the second legal dispute between a Wanna One member and their agency after the court ordered the suspension of Kang Daniel’s contract with LM Entertainment

22 Jul 2019 - 4:09PM

This is the second legal dispute between a Wanna One member and their agency after the court ordered the suspension of Kang Daniel’s contract with LM Entertainment

Ex Wanna One K-pop star Lai Kuan-lin wants to end his contract with Cube
How Michelin-star chef offers urban green dining at new restaurant at Banyan Tree in Seoul

New executive chef offers urban green dining experience at Festa by mingoo, the signature restaurant of Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, which opened recently

22 Jul 2019 - 5:02PM

New executive chef offers urban green dining experience at Festa by mingoo, the signature restaurant of Banyan Tree Club & Spa Seoul, which opened recently

How Michelin-star chef offers urban green dining at new restaurant at Banyan Tree in Seoul
How 5G will transform sports viewing, VR gaming and subscription video services

The new high-speed wireless network can handle much more data than 4G, enhance user experience of watching sport on mobiles and replace most home internet services

21 Jul 2019 - 2:00PM

The new high-speed wireless network can handle much more data than 4G, enhance user experience of watching sport on mobiles and replace most home internet services

How 5G will transform sports viewing, VR gaming and subscription video services
BTS star Jimin: How far would you go to look like your K-pop idol?

Britain’s Oliver London is way past buying merchandise and concert tickets and has had plastic surgery to help him resemble boy band star

21 Jul 2019 - 10:00AM

Britain’s Oliver London is way past buying merchandise and concert tickets and has had plastic surgery to help him resemble boy band star

BTS star Jimin: How far would you go to look like your K-pop idol?
K-pop star Hyeri, from Girl’s Day, signs up for Unicef Honors Club with US$84,900 donation

Singer Hyeri’s donation will be used to run educational programmes for underprivileged children and Aids-prevention campaigns in Asia

19 Jul 2019 - 12:09PM

Singer Hyeri’s donation will be used to run educational programmes for underprivileged children and Aids-prevention campaigns in Asia

K-pop star Hyeri, from Girl’s Day, signs up for Unicef Honors Club with US$84,900 donation
Rapper B-Free says sorry to BTS for slamming them in interview six years ago

South Korean rapper B-Free has apologised for comments he made in an interview with BTS’ RM and Suga six years ago after the video recently went viral, when he criticised them for selling out and copying Kanye West’s music.

19 Jul 2019 - 12:02AM

South Korean rapper B-Free has apologised for comments he made in an interview with BTS’ RM and Suga six years ago after the video recently went viral, when he criticised them for selling out and copying Kanye West’s music.

Rapper B-Free says sorry to BTS for slamming them in interview six years ago
How Korea’s first ‘body positive’ influencer, Park I-seul, is using Instagram and YouTube to share fashion tips

Body positivity movement calls on people to love and appreciate their bodies regardless of size

19 Jul 2019 - 1:06PM

Body positivity movement calls on people to love and appreciate their bodies regardless of size

How Korea’s first ‘body positive’ influencer, Park I-seul, is using Instagram and YouTube to share fashion tips
BTS in Japan: four concerts huge success despite diplomatic rows with South Korea

The four Japan concerts this month of K-pop stars BTS drew a total of 210,000 fans, making the Japanese leg of the band’s world tour a huge success despite worsening trade and diplomatic ties between South Korea and Japan.

17 Jul 2019 - 2:30AM

The four Japan concerts this month of K-pop stars BTS drew a total of 210,000 fans, making the Japanese leg of the band’s world tour a huge success despite worsening trade and diplomatic ties between South Korea and Japan.

BTS in Japan: four concerts huge success despite diplomatic rows with South Korea
Twice member Mina drops out of world tour due to extreme anxiety

Mina, a Japanese member of K-pop girl band Twice, was “suddenly feeling extremely nervous and anxious about performing on stage,” says her agency.

16 Jul 2019 - 1:57AM

Mina, a Japanese member of K-pop girl band Twice, was “suddenly feeling extremely nervous and anxious about performing on stage,” says her agency.

Twice member Mina drops out of world tour due to extreme anxiety