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Will Gong Yoo star with Choi Woo-shik, Tang Wei, Park Bo-gum and Bae Suzy in the new Korean movie, Wonderland?

The Korean actor may play the lead role alongside an all-star case in director Kim Tae-yong’s first film in 10 years

27 Mar 2020 - 12:00PM

The Korean actor may play the lead role alongside an all-star case in director Kim Tae-yong’s first film in 10 years

Will Gong Yoo star with Choi Woo-shik, Tang Wei, Park Bo-gum and Bae Suzy in the new Korean movie, Wonderland?
What BTS are doing during the coronavirus pandemic: offering Korean lessons and sending love and support to fans

BTS, who can’t tour because of the coronavirus pandemic, are the stars of a 30-part online series that teaches the Korean language and culture to their international followers.

26 Mar 2020 - 4:57AM

BTS, who can’t tour because of the coronavirus pandemic, are the stars of a 30-part online series that teaches the Korean language and culture to their international followers.

What BTS are doing during the coronavirus pandemic: offering Korean lessons and sending love and support to fans
From BTS and Halsey to Dua Lipa and Hwasa: Western and K-pop collaborations on the increase

Blackpink appeared on Dua Lipa’s 2018 album, and Hwasa from Mamamoo features on her latest release. K-pop’s success has led to collaborations with international stars in which the Koreans sing and rap in their own language.

24 Mar 2020 - 11:45PM

Blackpink appeared on Dua Lipa’s 2018 album, and Hwasa from Mamamoo features on her latest release. K-pop’s success has led to collaborations with international stars in which the Koreans sing and rap in their own language.

From BTS and Halsey to Dua Lipa and Hwasa: Western and K-pop collaborations on the increase
How boy bands like BTS and NCT 127 are leading K-pop’s US invasion

NCT 127 became the fourth K-pop boy band to hit the US Billboard album chart’s top five this week with new album NCT 127 Neo-Zone, capping off a 12-month period representing the highest-charting year for K-pop in the US.

21 Mar 2020 - 10:00PM

NCT 127 became the fourth K-pop boy band to hit the US Billboard album chart’s top five this week with new album NCT 127 Neo-Zone, capping off a 12-month period representing the highest-charting year for K-pop in the US.

How boy bands like BTS and NCT 127 are leading K-pop’s US invasion
Family feud over Goo Hara estate: late singer’s brother sues their estranged mother, who walked out nearly 20 years ago and wants half her money

The family of late K-pop star Goo Hara are fighting over her estate. Her estranged mother, who walked out on the family almost 20 years ago, is demanding 50 per cent of her estate. Goo Hara’s brother has filed a lawsuit against their mother.

17 Mar 2020 - 5:51AM

The family of late K-pop star Goo Hara are fighting over her estate. Her estranged mother, who walked out on the family almost 20 years ago, is demanding 50 per cent of her estate. Goo Hara’s brother has filed a lawsuit against their mother.

Family feud over Goo Hara estate: late singer’s brother sues their estranged mother, who walked out nearly 20 years ago and wants half her money
How Parasite ‘ram-don’ is helping US citizens deal with the coronavirus quarantine blues

Chapaguri, the signature noodle dish from award-winning Korean film Parasite, is fast-becoming an ideal quarantine meal in the US during the coronavirus

16 Mar 2020 - 6:09PM

Chapaguri, the signature noodle dish from award-winning Korean film Parasite, is fast-becoming an ideal quarantine meal in the US during the coronavirus

How Parasite ‘ram-don’ is helping US citizens deal with the coronavirus quarantine blues
Coronavirus and K-pop: How RM of BTS ‘raged like a madman’ when Map of the Soul concerts in Seoul were called off – and fans donated their cancellation fees to Covid-19 prevention

The K-pop band was scheduled to stage four gigs in Seoul, South Korea in April as part of their Map of the Soul tour – and many fans have donated their concert cancellation fees to Covid-19 prevention

16 Mar 2020 - 11:12AM

The K-pop band was scheduled to stage four gigs in Seoul, South Korea in April as part of their Map of the Soul tour – and many fans have donated their concert cancellation fees to Covid-19 prevention

Coronavirus and K-pop: How RM of BTS ‘raged like a madman’ when Map of the Soul concerts in Seoul were called off – and fans donated their cancellation fees to Covid-19 prevention
The unvarnished truth about Korean make-up and skincare products, in online and offline forums led by K-beauty enthusiasts

Veteran reviewers, both fans of Korean beauty products, form K-Beauty Collective to look beyond marketing hype for the truth about new offerings, how sustainable they are and what their ingredients do to your face.

20 Mar 2020 - 4:53PM

Veteran reviewers, both fans of Korean beauty products, form K-Beauty Collective to look beyond marketing hype for the truth about new offerings, how sustainable they are and what their ingredients do to your face.

The unvarnished truth about Korean make-up and skincare products, in online and offline forums led by K-beauty enthusiasts
Chungha sets her sights on the United States – K-pop idol signs with Nicki Minaj’s talent agency

Performer who made her debut as a member of girl band I.O.I before forging a solo career has signed an agreement with US talent agency ICM Partners, signalling her interest in breaking into the American entertainment industry.

12 Mar 2020 - 7:04AM

Performer who made her debut as a member of girl band I.O.I before forging a solo career has signed an agreement with US talent agency ICM Partners, signalling her interest in breaking into the American entertainment industry.

Chungha sets her sights on the United States – K-pop idol signs with Nicki Minaj’s talent agency
Why BTS and other K-pop bands turn a blind eye to ‘copycat’ acts from Japan, China and elsewhere

K-pop imitated and blended music from the West and Japan to develop its own distinguishing features; now bands from elsewhere are taking Korean music as their reference

11 Mar 2020 - 4:00PM

K-pop imitated and blended music from the West and Japan to develop its own distinguishing features; now bands from elsewhere are taking Korean music as their reference

Why BTS and other K-pop bands turn a blind eye to ‘copycat’ acts from Japan, China and elsewhere
Angry EXO fans initiate ‘K-EXOL Delivery Challenge’, pushing for K-pop singer Chen’s removal from EXO – because he’s getting married and having a baby

A union of EXO’s fan clubs – urging Chen to resign – has initiated the ‘K-EXOL Delivery Challenge’, by posting guidelines on social media

10 Mar 2020 - 7:00PM

A union of EXO’s fan clubs – urging Chen to resign – has initiated the ‘K-EXOL Delivery Challenge’, by posting guidelines on social media

Angry EXO fans initiate ‘K-EXOL Delivery Challenge’, pushing for K-pop singer Chen’s removal from EXO – because he’s getting married and having a baby
Kingdom season two: Korean period zombie thriller on Netflix gets more intense as focus shifts to fall of Joseon Kingdom

The Korean period zombie thriller on Netflix is back, and so are Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doo-na, and rest of the cast, with guest appearance by Jun Ji-hyun. Expect a focus on familial politics, power struggles, and bloodlines.

10 Mar 2020 - 5:57AM

The Korean period zombie thriller on Netflix is back, and so are Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doo-na, and rest of the cast, with guest appearance by Jun Ji-hyun. Expect a focus on familial politics, power struggles, and bloodlines.

Kingdom season two: Korean period zombie thriller on Netflix gets more intense as focus shifts to fall of Joseon Kingdom
Disgraced K-pop star Seungri joins army, and will face prostitution and gambling charges in military court

Former BigBang member Seungri was charged with arranging prostitution, illicit gambling and embezzlement last year. He joined the army on Monday and will face those charges in a military court.

10 Mar 2020 - 11:20AM

Former BigBang member Seungri was charged with arranging prostitution, illicit gambling and embezzlement last year. He joined the army on Monday and will face those charges in a military court.

Disgraced K-pop star Seungri joins army, and will face prostitution and gambling charges in military court
K-pop stars Ivy, Gummy, Tei and Chungha deny affiliation with South Korean church linked to coronavirus spread

K-pop stars including Ivy, Gummy, Tei and Chungha are among celebrities fighting back against rumours they are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the cult behind the massive surge in coronavirus infections in South Korea.

6 Mar 2020 - 4:54AM

K-pop stars including Ivy, Gummy, Tei and Chungha are among celebrities fighting back against rumours they are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, the cult behind the massive surge in coronavirus infections in South Korea.

K-pop stars Ivy, Gummy, Tei and Chungha deny affiliation with South Korean church linked to coronavirus spread
Chungha and Hwang Min-hyun coronavirus fears quelled as K-pop stars test negative after returning from Milan Fashion Week

K-pop stars Chungha and Hwang Min-hyun have tested negative for the coronavirus after returning from Milan Fashion Week in Italy last month, quelling fears of the virus spreading to the South Korean music scene.

4 Mar 2020 - 12:58AM

K-pop stars Chungha and Hwang Min-hyun have tested negative for the coronavirus after returning from Milan Fashion Week in Italy last month, quelling fears of the virus spreading to the South Korean music scene.

Chungha and Hwang Min-hyun coronavirus fears quelled as K-pop stars test negative after returning from Milan Fashion Week
BTS ‘shed a lot of tears’ working on new album Map of the Soul: 7 – and are already targeting next year’s Grammy Awards

BTS frontman RM says he ‘shed a lot of tears’ working on down-tempo songs such as Black Swan, and is still afraid of revealing his weaknesses and expressing this in music

27 Feb 2020 - 2:23PM

BTS frontman RM says he ‘shed a lot of tears’ working on down-tempo songs such as Black Swan, and is still afraid of revealing his weaknesses and expressing this in music

BTS ‘shed a lot of tears’ working on new album Map of the Soul: 7 – and are already targeting next year’s Grammy Awards
Vegan unbeliever? This quirky Korean beginner’s guide to the plant-based diet and animal rights might change your mind

Vegan author and cartoonist Kim Bo-sun tells the inconvenient truth about meat-based foods and encourages readers to think about the food they eat and how it is made

25 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM

Vegan author and cartoonist Kim Bo-sun tells the inconvenient truth about meat-based foods and encourages readers to think about the food they eat and how it is made

Vegan unbeliever? This quirky Korean beginner’s guide to the plant-based diet and animal rights might change your mind
What makes K-pop group Kard different from BTS, EXO, Blackpink and other South Korean bands?

Kard’s music is a mix of styles, but what does this four-piece K-pop group have that others do not?

20 Feb 2020 - 5:00PM

Kard’s music is a mix of styles, but what does this four-piece K-pop group have that others do not?

What makes K-pop group Kard different from BTS, EXO, Blackpink and other South Korean bands?
Opinion | How Miky Lee backed the making of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite – and gave South Korea’s chaebols an image boost

Mi-kyung, the Samsung founder’s granddaughter, threw her power and influence behind Bong Joon-ho’s project, and gave him the freedom to create his award-winning film

19 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM

Mi-kyung, the Samsung founder’s granddaughter, threw her power and influence behind Bong Joon-ho’s project, and gave him the freedom to create his award-winning film

How Miky Lee backed the making of Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning Parasite – and gave South Korea’s chaebols an image boost
Want to see where Parasite was filmed? 4 Seoul locations from Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning movie you should visit

The sites include Doaejissal corner store in Mapo District, where the film’s opening scene was shot; and the stairs near the store where Kim Ki-jeong buys peaches and carries them to the Park’s house

20 Feb 2020 - 1:15AM

The sites include Doaejissal corner store in Mapo District, where the film’s opening scene was shot; and the stairs near the store where Kim Ki-jeong buys peaches and carries them to the Park’s house

Want to see where Parasite was filmed? 4 Seoul locations from Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning movie you should visit
Coronavirus: Chinese students in South Korea advised to take leave of absence, as cases rise

South Korea now has 30 confirmed infections, the latest being the wife of Case 29, a man who had not recently gone abroad or met any infected patients.

28 Feb 2020 - 9:51PM

South Korea now has 30 confirmed infections, the latest being the wife of Case 29, a man who had not recently gone abroad or met any infected patients.

Coronavirus: Chinese students in South Korea advised to take leave of absence, as cases rise
How marriage can make or break a K-pop star’s career, and why some hide their wedded status and parenthood

Chen from Exo, Sungmin from Super Junior and Taeyang of Big Bang faced different reactions from their fans when their marital status came to light. Some fans were supportive, some angry, while others demanded resignations.

18 Feb 2020 - 12:51PM

Chen from Exo, Sungmin from Super Junior and Taeyang of Big Bang faced different reactions from their fans when their marital status came to light. Some fans were supportive, some angry, while others demanded resignations.

How marriage can make or break a K-pop star’s career, and why some hide their wedded status and parenthood
Ex-2NE1 singer Sandara Park teaches music to Myanmar kids in new television show

Sandara Park, formerly of K-pop girl band 2NE1, has taken on a new career as a music instructor in Myanmar on the television show ‘My Music Teacher, Mingalabar’, broadcast on South Korean TV channel SBS Fil.

10 Feb 2020 - 9:00PM

Sandara Park, formerly of K-pop girl band 2NE1, has taken on a new career as a music instructor in Myanmar on the television show ‘My Music Teacher, Mingalabar’, broadcast on South Korean TV channel SBS Fil.

Ex-2NE1 singer Sandara Park teaches music to Myanmar kids in new television show
Why is Korean actress Koo Hye-sun’s bitter ‘blame game’ divorce from Ahn Jae-hyun back in the news?

K-drama star says she is going to England to study the language, but doesn’t reveal the length of her trip or where she will stay while she is away

9 Feb 2020 - 2:00AM

K-drama star says she is going to England to study the language, but doesn’t reveal the length of her trip or where she will stay while she is away

Why is Korean actress Koo Hye-sun’s bitter ‘blame game’ divorce from Ahn Jae-hyun back in the news?
Why do so many Korean celebrities lie about being married and having children?

K-pop singer Lee Jae-hoon from Cool said he married in 2009 and has two children, two days after actor Sung Joon revealed his December 2018 marriage

7 Feb 2020 - 8:00PM

K-pop singer Lee Jae-hoon from Cool said he married in 2009 and has two children, two days after actor Sung Joon revealed his December 2018 marriage

Why do so many Korean celebrities lie about being married and having children?
Netflix Korean zombie series returns, featuring superstar actress Jun Ji-hyun

The popular Netflix zombie series will feature Korean superstar Jun Ji-hyun in its second season which starts in March. Jun is known for her role in Sassy Girl and K-drama My Love from the Star.

7 Feb 2020 - 4:15PM

The popular Netflix zombie series will feature Korean superstar Jun Ji-hyun in its second season which starts in March. Jun is known for her role in Sassy Girl and K-drama My Love from the Star.

Netflix Korean zombie series returns, featuring superstar actress Jun Ji-hyun
K-pop star Kangta and Korean actress Jung Yu-mi dating – but what will the fans say?

Korean entertainment fans have a nasty habit of (over-) reacting to their idols’ romantic trysts – how will the news former H.O.T singer and Train to Busan star are a couple?

6 Feb 2020 - 10:48AM

Korean entertainment fans have a nasty habit of (over-) reacting to their idols’ romantic trysts – how will the news former H.O.T singer and Train to Busan star are a couple?

K-pop star Kangta and Korean actress Jung Yu-mi dating – but what will the fans say?
Korean actor Sung Joon tells K-drama fans: Oh, by the way, I got married and had a baby

The star of Flower Band and High Society has been doing military service since December 2018, and will be discharged in July

5 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM

The star of Flower Band and High Society has been doing military service since December 2018, and will be discharged in July

Korean actor Sung Joon tells K-drama fans: Oh, by the way, I got married and had a baby
IZ*ONE to make comeback three months after vote-rigging scandal on K-pop TV show Produce 101

IZ*ONE formed in 2018, but were put on hold after a vote-rigging scandal at Produce 101, the reality show that introduced them. Now they are back with a new album Bloom*IZ coming out on February 17.

5 Feb 2020 - 6:27AM

IZ*ONE formed in 2018, but were put on hold after a vote-rigging scandal at Produce 101, the reality show that introduced them. Now they are back with a new album Bloom*IZ coming out on February 17.

IZ*ONE to make comeback three months after vote-rigging scandal on K-pop TV show Produce 101
Daniel Kang could return to K-pop, ending break caused by depression and panic attacks

Daniel Kang took a break from music in December, citing depression and panic attacks. He has recently hinted he may be making a comeback, and thanked his followers for their support.

4 Feb 2020 - 6:20AM

Daniel Kang took a break from music in December, citing depression and panic attacks. He has recently hinted he may be making a comeback, and thanked his followers for their support.

Daniel Kang could return to K-pop, ending break caused by depression and panic attacks