K-pop girl group wraps up Australian concert tour K-pop superstar BlackPink finished its Australian tour by playing in Melbourne on June 13 and in Sydney two days later in front of screaming fans. The two performances were part of the girl...
Cannes-winning movie dominates Korean box office Director Bong Joon-ho’s latest film “Parasite,” which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival last month, has attracted more than 6.5 million moviegoers in 10 days after its opening. “Parasite,” which was released...
YG chief also embroiled in scandal Did disgraced former K-pop star Seungri, who is suspected of having arranged sexual services for overseas investors, learn how to entertain his guests from his boss? Yang Hyun-suk, chief of Korea’s entertainment behemoth YG Entertainment,...
Former KARA member apologizes for suicide attempt Former KARA member Goo Hara, who was hospitalized after attempting suicide on May 26, regained her consciousness and expressed her feeling through her representative in Japan. “I’m truly sorry for causing concern due to...
Former KARA member hospitalized Goo Hara, a former member of K-pop girl group KARA, attempted suicide in her house located in southern Seoul early May 26. She is safe now. On the previous night, the 28-year-old posted a goodbye message on...
Celebrities keep donating to victims of Gangwon fires A series of massive mountain fires struck the country’s eastern regions on April 4, killing at least two people and forcing thousands of residents there to flee their homes. In response, the government...
7-track album will be released on April 12 Not only ordinary K-pop fans but also global celebrities seem to wait for the advent of the much-anticipated new album of BTS, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” which will be released on...
K-pop band teams up with Halsey Early this week, K-pop superstar BTS dropped a teaser trailer of “Boy with Luv,” the main track of the seven-member boy band’s forthcoming album “Map of the Soul: Persona,” featuring American diva Halsey. In the...
Fans of K-pop stars rush to Korean courses Asian fans of K-pop music - mostly from Japan, China and Southeast Asian countries - are starting to learn Korean to better understand their favorite stars. In Thailand for example, 130 secondary schools...
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