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Taebaek hopes Songs will wed at ‘Descendants of the Sun’ theme park

Soon-to-be-married couple Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo were asked to hold their wedding ceremony at the “Descendants of the Sun” theme park in Taebaek, Gangwon Province. City officials recently vi...

Updated : 2017.07.21 17:53

Lee Hyo-ri, Yeom Jung-ah to appear on JYP’s ‘Party People’

Actress Yeom Jung-ah and K-pop diva Lee Hyo-ri will be the first guests on producer and singer Park Jin-young’s upcoming talk show, SBS announced Thursday. It is the first time Park, commonly dubbed...

Updated : 2017.07.20 14:43

'Game of Thrones' debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it’s the same with the “Game of Thrones” ratings.The HBO drama’s seventh-season premiere last weekend drew a record-setting 10.1 million viewers, accor...

Updated : 2017.07.19 09:31

Actor Ji Chang-wook: 'I'm late but will have fun in military'

Actor Ji Chang-wook said Tuesday that he will return to big and small screens after faithfully and safely completing his nearly two years of military duty."I'm starting too late," Ji said during a new...

Updated : 2017.07.18 15:27

JYJ's Kim Jae-joong sustains injury on drama set

Kim Jae-Joong from boy band JYJ sustained an injury to his left thumb while shooting for a new TV series, his agency said.C-JeS Entertainment said the actor and singer cut his finger on a glass bottle...

Updated : 2017.07.18 13:25

Korean cultural content surplus plunges 25.4% in five months

South Korea's cultural content surplus plunged 25.4 percent in the first five months of 2017 from a year earlier, official data showed Tuesday, a decline widely blamed on Chinese restrictions on impor...

Updated : 2017.07.18 10:54

Three major TV networks open joint streaming service for American 'hallyu' fans

South Korea‘s three major television networks -- KBS, MBC and SBS -- began a joint streaming service to quickly provide their drama and entertainment programs to American viewers on Monday. (The Kore...

Updated : 2017.07.17 14:51

[Herald Interview] Kim Chi hopes to spread Korean culture to world

When Kim Chi struts down a runway, the audience can’t help but drop their collective jaws at his flawless face, feminine gestures and highly aesthetic avant-garde fashion that glitters under the stag...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:44

‘Shadow Singer’ looks to unearth hidden talent

Comedian Kang Ho-dong walks up to the stage and instead of his usual booming, energetic snarl that fans have grown accustomed to, a dreamy voice sings a beautiful melody. Just like its awkwardly hilar...

Updated : 2017.07.13 15:12

Music, kids’ channels boast largest subscriber growth on YouTube

Korean YouTube channels with the highest rate of subscriber growth in the first half of 2017 were those featuring kids’ content or music, the online streaming platform announced.  Of the 10 channels...

Updated : 2017.07.13 14:49

Wannabe K-pop stars enroll in ‘Idol School’

Young women looking to become the next Twice, Girls’ Generation and Black Pink will learn from some of the nation’s prominent entertainers and trainers at Korea’s first “Idol School,” and viewers...

Updated : 2017.07.12 15:04

'Fight For My Way' continues to lead TV popularity chart

KBS 2TV's "Fight For My Way" continued its reign on a TV popularity index for the second week, data showed Tuesday.Starring Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won, the Money-Tuesday drama scored 279.1 points on...

Updated : 2017.07.11 14:17

15 popular Korean culture YouTubers visit S. Korea

Fifteen YouTube stars creating videos themed on Korean culture from around the world are visiting South Korea at the invitation of the government, the trip's organizer said Tuesday.The Korea Foundatio...

Updated : 2017.07.11 14:16

Yoo Yeon-seok cast in next drama penned by ‘Guardian’ writer

Yoo Yeon-seok has scored the lead male role in the next show by hitmaker scriptwriter Kim Eun-sook, who penned “Descendants of the Sun” and “Guardian: The Great and Lonely God.”  Yoo has been cas...

Updated : 2017.07.10 16:07

Web video platform gains momentum targeting Korean youth

Within two minutes, viewers get a peek into the life of character Oh Gu-sil, an office worker who goes on a string of blind dates, repeating the same conversations.  This is the setup of web drama “...

Updated : 2017.07.09 16:13