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Park Hae-jin kicks off Asia tour

Actor Park Hae-jin kicked off his Asia tour with a fan meeting in China at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium on Saturday, the public relations company HNS HQ announced Tuesday. ...

Updated : 2016.05.31 13:51

Original ‘Roots’ still fresh and shocking, decades later

“Roots” premiered on ABC in January 1977, just a few months after Alex Haley published the historical novel upon which it was based -- a phenomenon on the back of a phenomenon.Now remade for the fla...

Updated : 2016.05.30 15:17

Hwang Jung-eum and Ryu Jun-yeol return with ‘Lucky Romance’

Actress Hwang Jung-eum and actor Ryu Jun-yeol have returned to the small screen with MBC’s romantic comedy drama “Lucky Romance.” “Lucky Romance” is based on a webtoon by the same title which wa...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:45

Actor Park Hae-jin to treat Taiwanese fans to meal

Korean actor Park Hae-jin will treat his Taiwanese fans to a meal during a meeting next month, his publicist said Wednesday. The event is part of a broader fan meeting event that will take place on J...

Updated : 2016.05.25 17:41

'Fresh Off the Boat' team reflects on breakthrough sitcom

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Television is mostly entertaining, sometimes enlightening and, occasionally, can make a difference. The sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” hits all the marks. Because of it, along with...

Updated : 2016.05.24 14:25

Jang Keun-suk: ‘Jackpot’ is not a hit, but that’s okay

According to actors Jang Keun-suk and Yeo Jin-goo, the lackluster performance of their drama series “Jackpot” is disappointing, but not thoroughly disheartening. “The title of the series is ‘Jack...

Updated : 2016.05.20 17:50

Drama 'My Sassy Girl' to premiere in 2017

The TV adaptation of the 2001 hit South Korean movie "My Sassy Girl" will premiere in the first half of 2017, its publicist said Friday.The SBS series will be set in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) period, with actor Joo Won playing Gyeonwoo, the male lead, Ytree Company said.Producer Oh Ji...

Updated : 2016.05.20 11:47

Actress Park Si-yeon files for divorce

Actress Park Si-yeon, 37,  and her husband surnamed Park are in the process of filing for divorce after five years of marriage, the actress’ agency MYSTIC Entertainment announced Tuesday. “Despite...

Updated : 2016.05.18 15:40

‘Another Oh Hae-young’ sets new records

“Another Oh Hae-young,” tvN’s 16-episode TV drama series, keeps outdoing its previous viewership ratings.  The show is a romantic comedy about Oh Hae-young (Seo Hyun-jin), who is stressed out by a...

Updated : 2016.05.17 17:57

‘Descendants of the Sun’ star takes China

BEIJING (Yonhap) -- Song Joong-ki, the male lead of the megahit TV series “Descendants of the Sun,” has arrived in Beijing to kick off a tour through eight cities in China and other neighboring coun...

Updated : 2016.05.15 13:17

Notorious villain actor plays good guy in new TV series

Actor Namgoong Min, best known as the villain in "Remember -- War of the Son," might prefer if audiences forgot the popular series from earlier this year because he is making a "180-degree turn" in his upcoming TV series.The man, whose portrayal of the rich, conniving Nam Kyu-man made him ...

Updated : 2016.05.12 17:26

Office drama 'Misaeng' to be remade in Japan

South Korean office drama "Misaeng" will be remade in Japan for a premiere date in July, its original production company said Thursday.A social commentary on elitism and sexism in South Korean companies, the tvN series captured some 8 percent of TV viewers in South Korea, a remarkable feat...

Updated : 2016.05.12 14:02

tvN's 'New Journey to the West 2' draws 100 mln views in China

The second season of the South Korean reality TV show "New Journey to the West" has raked in over 100 million views with just the first four episodes shown in China, its producer said Wednesday.As of Monday at 9 a.m., tvN's new web-based comedy series "New Journey to the West 2" drew a tot...

Updated : 2016.05.11 15:59

Park calls for more efforts to explore new overseas markets

President Park Geun-hye said Wednesday that South Korea should do more to make inroads into new markets that could give a much-needed boost to the local economy.She also said South Korea should diversify its export items and small and medium-sized companies, which are generally more domest...

Updated : 2016.05.11 15:27

Global fans celebrate Lee Min-ho's debut anniversary

Fans from all over the world celebrated the 10th anniversary of South Korean actor Lee Min-ho's debut in "the most creative of ways," involving social media campaigns and paid advertising, his agency said Wednesday. Videos they made were being played in Myeongdong and Gangnam, two of Seoul...

Updated : 2016.05.11 15:26