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Park Yoo-chun begins military service

Singer-actor Park Yoo-chun of boy group JYJ joined the Korean Army as a conscript Thursday afternoon, beginning his two-year mandatory military service.   The 29-year-old enlisted at an Army trainin...

Updated : 2015.08.27 18:22

BoA performs 'dream' 15th anniversary concert

 K-pop singer BoA, who successfully wrapped up her two-day concert at Seoul’s Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, said it was a dream come true to perform at the prestigious venue.  “I am honor...

Updated : 2015.08.24 17:23

‘Infinite Challenge’ songs sweeping charts

Songs from MBC’s “Infinite Challenge Music Festival,” which was held Aug. 13 in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, are sweeping South Korea’s major online music charts, including Melon, Bugs and Mnet....

Updated : 2015.08.23 18:15

‘Veteran’ surpasses 7m-viewer mark

Crime action flick “Veteran” is racing up its viewer record at a pace matching that of “Assassination,” breaking the 7 million milestone in two weeks since release Wednesday.  Poster of 'Veteran'...

Updated : 2015.08.19 17:21

Girls’ Generation tops charts with new LP

K-pop girl group Girls’ Generation topped local music charts with its new LP “Lion Heart.” On Wednesday, eponymous lead track “Lion Heart,” which was released at noon on Tuesday, ranked No. 1 on...

Updated : 2015.08.19 17:21

Korea’s ascent on culture map

From the cultural staples of Korean folk music and historical soap operas, to love-triangle-plagued TV dramas and the heavily choreographed, modern hodgepodge of K-pop, the nation’s entertainment ind...

Updated : 2015.08.16 18:07

Lee Seung-gi, Yoona split up: agency

Iconic Hallyu couple, Lee Seung-gi and Yoona of Girls’ Generation, split up recently, largely due to their busy schedules, agencies said Thursday.   “The couple recently ended their relationship...

Updated : 2015.08.13 17:05

K Festival’ unveils lineup including AOA, Wonder Girls

(Official website of "The K Festival")The Korean culture festival dubbed “2015 The K Festival” unveiled its lineup of stars on Wednesday. The festival is set to be held at the Incheon Asiad Main Sta...

Updated : 2015.08.12 17:00

Jay Park to drop hip-hop album in September

K-pop singer Jay Park, a former member of 2PM, will release a hip-hop album in September, local news reported on Tuesday.  Park’s upcoming album will be composed entirely of rap music, a music indus...

Updated : 2015.08.11 17:49

Big Bang’s August songs dominate charts

K-pop boy band Big Bang has topped the music charts once again with their new songs “Zutter” and “Let’s Not Fall in Love.” Released on Aug. 5, “Let’s Not Fall in Love” ranked No.1 at major local charts, including Bugs Music, Soribada, Naver Music, Genie and Olleh, as of Tuesday. “...

Updated : 2015.08.11 17:46

Lee Young-ae, Song Seung-heon to be lovers in new TV drama

Actors Lee Young-ae and Song Seung-heon will play a couple in the upcoming SBS drama “Saimdang, the Herstory,” Group 8, its production company, said Monday.  (OSEN) The filming of the show began M...

Updated : 2015.08.10 17:46

B.A.P returns to their label following legal strife

K-pop boy band B.A.P is back with agency TS Entertainment, ending a nine-month legal battle against the label. “B.A.P has returned to TS on Aug. 1,” the company said in an official statement Monday...

Updated : 2015.08.03 18:02

23 K-pop acts confirmed for Naver's ‘V’ live streaming

South Korean search portal Naver has unveiled a full list of K-pop acts joining its new streaming mobile app named “V,” set to launch Aug. 1.  A total of 23 K-pop teams will be streaming their acti...

Updated : 2015.07.31 18:02

Bae Yong-joon foots dinner bill for fans after wedding

“Winter Sonata” actor Bae Yong-joon footed the dinner bill for some 200 of his fans who visited the hotel where his wedding took place Monday, local reports said Tuesday.  Bae married actress Park ...

Updated : 2015.07.29 11:37

Bae Yong-joon is no longer a bachelor

First-generation Hallyu star marries actress Park Soo-jin in private wedding Bae Yong-joon, the sweet guy from “Winter Sonata” who stole the hearts of many Japanese housewives in the early 2000s, h...

Updated : 2015.07.27 18:10