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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

Jang Na-ra confesses to eating disorder

Jang Na-ra. (Jang Na-ra Offical Website)Hallyu star Jang Na-ra has suffered from serious mental breakdowns over her 15-year career, the singer-actress confessed on a television talk show.Jang said on ...

Updated : 2014.10.13 20:30

Korean drama starring Rain tops 100m views on Chinese websites

A South Korean soap series starring singer and actor Rain has surpassed the 100 million mark in accumulated views on China’s two major video streaming and downloading services, the drama’s promoter said Tuesday.The SBS TV series “My Lovely Girl” hit the milestone on Sunday, 19 days aft...

Updated : 2014.10.07 20:48

Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon denies fraud accusations

Actor Bae Yong-joon denied allegations of fraud after he was sued by a local health food supplement firm. KEYEAST, a local entertainment company of which the hallyu star is the majority shareholder, r...

Updated : 2014.09.24 19:33

Michael Bolton to appear on Korean TV music show

Grammy Award-winning pop star Michael Bolton will appear on local television music show “Immortal Songs 2 ― Singing the Legend,” broadcaster KBS said. The program covers a competition of Korean sin...

Updated : 2014.09.21 18:58

‘The Simpsons’ toast to 25 years with songs, stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrated 25 years of “The Simpsons” in Hollywood on Friday. Those characters are perfo...

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:14

[Herald Interview] Korean drama fever hits U.S.

Korean TV dramas have been popular across Asia for the past decade, with series like “Autumn in My Heart,” “Jewel in the Palace” and the most recent “My Love from the Star” all being major hits....

Updated : 2014.09.14 20:14

[Herald Interview] Making life choices through acting

Simon Abkarian, a French-Armenian actor who played Col. Amanulla in “Kaboul Kitchen,” flew from the ongoing Venice International Film Festival to receive the grand prize at the Seoul International D...

Updated : 2014.09.04 20:22

[Herald Interview] Small changes can send big message

Norwegian actress and director of “Mammon” Cecile Mosli, the Best Miniseries award winner, says she believes that small changes from the perceived norms can make a statement. “I try to put differen...

Updated : 2014.09.04 20:21

NBC to remake Korean TV show ‘Grandpas Over Flowers’

NBC, a major American TV network, will remake a popular South Korean TV reality show with the aim of broadcasting it in the first half of next year, the show’s local broadcaster said Wednesday.“Grandpas Over Flowers,” a reality show about five actors in their 70s going on a backpacking ...

Updated : 2014.09.03 20:50

Singer-turned-designer Im Sang A divorces

Former Korean pop diva Im Sang A ended her 13-year marriage with her American husband Jamie Propp, online celebrity news outlet OSEN reported on Wednesday. “Im Sang A divorced music producer Jamie Propp, whom she married in 2001,” OSEN reported. The couple has one daughter. The precise d...

Updated : 2014.08.27 20:31

Established shows win out at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― “Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” triumphed at Monday’s Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart o...

Updated : 2014.08.26 20:39