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Actress Kim Ja-ock mourned at funeral

Family members and friends flocked to a funeral parlor at a Seoul hospital on Wednesday to bid their final farewell to late actress Kim Ja-ock. The funeral at Seoul St. Mary's Hospital in southern Seoul was also attended by celebrities. The mourners wailed and hugged each other when the h...

Updated : 2014.11.19 14:38

Cumberbatch ‘bowled over’ by reaction to engagement

NEW YORK (AP) ― Benedict Cumberbatch fans might be weeping on the inside over the “Sherlock” star’s engagement ― but he’s seeing nothing but their love, he says. “It’s a crazy old love bomb to...

Updated : 2014.11.18 20:56

Award-winning actress Kim Ja-ock dies of cancer at 63

Actress Kim Ja-ockKim Ja-ock, an award-winning South Korean actress, died Sunday of lung cancer. She was 63 years old.Kim had starred in a series of hit films and television dramas since her debut in ...

Updated : 2014.11.16 20:52

Lee Min-ho’s ‘Faith’ tops among K-dramas in Japan

“Faith: The Great Doctor” was selected as the best Korean drama in Japan.The SBS drama starring Lee Min-ho broadcast two years ago received the first prize in the Korean drama section of “GAYO Ente...

Updated : 2014.11.13 20:41

‘Misaeng’ syndrome grips the nation

Han Jeong-taek, a 30-year-old office worker, rushes home after work on Friday. He chooses to go home and watch a TV drama about the everyday lives of office workers rather than stay out with his frien...

Updated : 2014.11.12 21:18

[Newsmaker] Celebs barred from Japan amid Dokdo dispute

Singer Lee Seung-chul was denied entry to Japan on Sunday in an apparent retaliation for a performance on the easternmost Korean islets of Dokdo in August. The singer performed on the islet on Aug. 14...

Updated : 2014.11.11 20:01

TV celebrity quits major programs after being booked for drunken driving

Comedian and TV show host No Hong-chul on Saturday apologized for driving under the influence of alcohol and offered to leave two popular TV reality shows he is now appearing in to take time to reflec...

Updated : 2014.11.08 16:14

Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) ― You don’t get to be the longest-running children’s show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching “Sesame Street” can s...

Updated : 2014.11.04 20:34

U.S. senators stage their own ‘Survivor’ show

NEW YORK (AP) ― Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich were willing to go to great lengths to prove that a Democratic and Republican U.S. senator could work together.Like halfway around the world. The freshman senators traveled to an uninhabited tropical island north of Australia this summer for ...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:41

Actress Lee Young-ae wins Taiwanese charity award

South Korean actress Lee Young-ae has been chosen as the winner of an international charity award for saving the life of a premature Taiwanese baby earlier this year, her management agency said Wednes...

Updated : 2014.10.29 20:40

‘Boardwalk Empire’ ends spectacular run

It’s almost time to wave goodbye to the sons of anarchy. I’m not referring to the FX series about motorcycle hooligans who rode in from some demented Shakespeare festival, although that show also wi...

Updated : 2014.10.27 19:56

Guru behind ‘Teletubbies’ teams up with Korean studio for new series

Kenn Viselman, an American marketer who turned children’s TV series “Teletubbies” and “Thomas the Tank Engine” into megahits, is up for a new project after his much-hyped big-screen venture bombe...

Updated : 2014.10.22 19:26

‘New Girl,’ ‘Cosmos’ win environmental media award

BURBANK, California (AP) ― TV’s “New Girl,” “Parenthood” and “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” have been recognized for supporting green initiatives by the Environmental Media Association.The organization presented its Environmental Media Awards on Saturday during a gala dinner that al...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:32

S. Korea, China to coproduce Chinese version of ‘Full House’

A South Korean producer will coproduce a Chinese-language version of the hit South Korean TV soap series “Full House,” the producer said Monday.Group Eight Co. said it is teaming up with China’s Media Asia Group Holdings to produce the Chinese version of the drama that was aired on Sout...

Updated : 2014.10.20 20:31

Audiences following best characters to TV, says top film director

PARIS (AFP) ― A troubled detective hunting a serial killer in rural Louisiana, a chemistry teacher with inoperable lung cancer reinvented as a drugs kingpin, a bisexual woman doing jail time for aiding and abetting her drug mule ex-girlfriend.Hollywood’s David Fincher says all the most i...

Updated : 2014.10.13 20:31