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[Weekender] The rise of cable TV

On any given Seoul subway train on any ordinary weekday morning, the majority of the passengers are engrossed in texting, reading and watching videos on their smartphones.But the gadgets are not the o...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:56

[Weekender] Alternative content draws younger viewers

Kim Jun-hyung, a 32-year-old Seoulite, used to think local TV dramas were for “ajummas” ― a Korean term for middle-aged housewives ― until he accidentally watched the first episode of tvN’s “Mis...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:52

[Weekender] French celebrity finds success on cable TV

The increase in cable television networks in South Korea has given rise to an array of new personalities, including ones from other countries. Among them is Robin Deiana, a French national with Italia...

Updated : 2014.12.19 21:45

Germany’s most successful TV show comes to an end

BERLIN (AP) ― Germany’s most successful TV show is ending after a 33-year-run. “Wetten, dass..?” ― or “Wanna bet?” ― combined celebrity chat and everyday people performing improbable feats, from opening beer bottles with steamrollers to identifying animal dung by its smell. Seen ro...

Updated : 2014.12.14 21:08

CBS sets Letterman’s last show for May 20

NEW YORK (AP) ― More than 32 years of late-night talk will pass into history next May 20, with CBS’ announcement Wednesday that David Letterman will host his final “Late Show” on that day. If Letterman makes all of his scheduled broadcasts until then, CBS said he will have hosted 6,028...

Updated : 2014.12.11 20:36

‘Eaten Alive’ watched by 4.1 million viewers

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” special that pitted snake against man drew more than 4 million viewers, but not all considered it time well spent. Although the title and a promotional video indicated that naturalist Paul Rosolie would be swallowed by a giant anacon...

Updated : 2014.12.09 21:00

Expat star Kaya pulls plug on TV appearances amid rumors of adultery

Popular expat TV actor Enes Kaya has announced that he is halting all his scheduled broadcast appearances amid reports that suggest the Turkey-born entertainer has been cheating on his wife. A woman w...

Updated : 2014.12.03 20:23

Actress Nam to wed in January

Nam Sang-miActress Nam Sang-mi will tie the knot with a businessman in January, her agency said Friday. The star of the TV dramas “Time between Dog and Wolf” (KBS, 2007) and “Gourmet” (SBS, 2008) ...

Updated : 2014.11.28 20:35

Joy of Nongak is all in the playing

Having lived in Korea for more than a decade now, Sam Hammington has had several encounters with nongak, traditional music performed by farmers. For a long time, he held on to his first impressions of...

Updated : 2014.11.27 21:06

[Graphic News] K-dramas’ viewership in U.S. broader than thought

Korean TV dramas, one of the two main pillars of hallyu along with K-pop, draw an ethnically diverse audience in the U.S., a recent survey by the U.S. office of Korea Creative Content Agency finds.Asi...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:38

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

MELBOURNE, Florida (AP) ― As Bill Cosby’s standup tour crumbled with shows canceled in six states, the embattled entertainer received standing ovations from a sold-out crowd when he took the stage a...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:53

TV entertainer to have driver’s license revoked for drunk driving

No Hong-chulThe police plan to revoke the driver’s license of TV entertainer No Hong-chul and fine him for driving while drunk, investigators said Sunday. The 35-year-old show host and comedian was c...

Updated : 2014.11.23 20:50

TV entertainer to have driver's license revoked for drunk driving

The police plan to revoke the driver's license of TV entertainer No Hong-chul and fine him for driving while drunk, investigators said Sunday. The 35-year-old show host and comedian was caught on Nov. 7 while driving his Mercedes-Benz Smart mini car under the influence in southern Seoul. ...

Updated : 2014.11.23 15:43

More Cosby shows canceled as women allege rape

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP)--As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with shows canceled in six states, the embattled entertainer received standing ovations from a sold-out crowd when he took the stage and whe...

Updated : 2014.11.22 12:12

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