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In world of life coaching, Jen Sincero is the royal badass

NEW YORK (AP) – We’ve got a world of life coaches out there offering a world of inspirational and instructional ways to make our many and varied “journeys” meaningful through self-help.And then th...

Updated : 2016.07.21 14:27

Samsung heir, mother donate 4 bln won to charity

Lee Jae-yong, the de facto heir of South Korea's top conglomerate Samsung Group, and his mother donated a combined 4 billion won (US$3.5 million) to a local charity group, justice ministry officials said Wednesday.Hong Ra-hee, wife of ailing Chairman Lee Kun-hee, and the younger Lee each d...

Updated : 2016.07.20 21:56

Veritas releases first album

Veritas, a Christian music group of Kwangshin University, has released its first full-length album “Psalm 95.” Famed veteran singer Yoon Bock-hee, who debuted in 1967 and was one of the first Korean...

Updated : 2016.07.07 15:24

CNBlue singer Jung grilled over allegation of insider trading

Prosecutors on Tuesday summoned Jung Yong-hwa, the leader of the Korean boy band CNBlue, alleged to be involved in insider trading.He is suspected of having earned some 200 million won ($170,000) last year in illegal use of information on his entertainment agency’s plan for a contract wit...

Updated : 2016.06.29 16:09

Bill Cunningham, NY Times fashion photographer, dies at 87

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Cunningham, a longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times known for taking pictures of everyday people on the streets of New York, has died. He was 87. Cunningham died Saturday in New York City, according to Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the newspaper. He ...

Updated : 2016.06.26 14:39

Winners of 2016 Young Architects Award unveiled

The Culture Ministry announced five winners of the 2016 Korean Young Architects Award on Wednesday.  The winners were Kim Hyun-seok of June Architects and architect duos Shin Min-jae and Ahn Kee-hyun...

Updated : 2016.06.22 17:29

[Hallyu Power] What it takes to be a K-pop fan

Following four sexual assault claims last week against Park Yoo-chun of boy band JYJ, a group of his fans announced that they will stop supporting the once-beloved celebrity.  The fans, who were memb...

Updated : 2016.06.21 17:28

Longoria asks film grads to use Rita Moreno as guiding light

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eva Longoria has some advice for new graduates of the American Film Institute: Use Rita Moreno as a guiding light to use myriad points of view.Longoria presented the legendary stag...

Updated : 2016.06.16 15:12

Writers Morrison, Coates and Sanchez talk art, Orlando, Ali

NEW YORK (AP) -- Speaking on stage at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, Ta-Nehisi Coates remembered studying at Howard University and being mesmerized by a few lines from the poem “Personal Letter No. 3.”“We are what we are what we never think we are.”The poet, 81-year-old Sonia Sanchez,...

Updated : 2016.06.16 15:09

Actor Lee Min-ho wins in Weibo Movie Awards

Korean actor Lee Min-ho has been named the most influential Asian film industry figure at a movie awards ceremony hosted by Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, his agency said Wednesday.Lee was ...

Updated : 2016.06.15 17:07

Web cartoon series to be based on actor Park Hae-jin

Actor Park Hae-jin will become the object of an autobiographical web cartoon series set to launch next month, his talent agency said Wednesday.The series, whose title roughly translates to “The Priva...

Updated : 2016.06.08 16:16

Live streaming of Park Hae-jin’s Chinese show prep hits 1m views

More than a million people watched the behind-the-scenes footage of Korean actor Park Hae-jin’s appearance on a Chinese entertainment show, his publicist said Thursday.Park’s every word and gesture ...

Updated : 2016.06.02 14:05

Bolshoi dancer jailed for acid attack released

MOSCOW (AFP) - The Bolshoi ballet dancer who masterminded an acid attack on the troupe’s artistic director has been released on parole, his lawyer told Russian media on Tuesday. Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko, who was sentenced to six years in prison in 2013 for orchestrating an acid ...

Updated : 2016.06.01 17:28

[EYE] Pictures speak louder than words

Sometimes words just can’t express how you feel when you “speak” to someone on a mobile messenger app. Instantly, you go through different emoticons offered by the messenger service and choose what...

Updated : 2016.05.27 17:40

Korean street dancer snatches ticket to 'World of Dance' competition

Korean singer and contemporary dancer Nam Hyun-joon, better known by his stage name Poppin' Hyun Joon, has secured a ticket to a global dancing competition in the United States, his agency said on Tuesday.The 37-year-old dancer, famous for his popping techniques, and his teammates won seco...

Updated : 2016.05.24 16:10