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‘Reality TV’ campaigning is part of new political world

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump proved you could ride reality TV fame to the White House. Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner proved that having a film crew around can just compound the embarrassment of a pol...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:42

[Video] The infectious joy of ‘Weightlifting Fairy’ Lee Sung-kyung: Herald Interview

When Lee Sung-kyung put on a few kilograms for her role as a weightlifting trainee, she was “a little depressed” to find patches of dry skin and stretch marks throughout her body. “The best way to...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:16

Actor Jung Il-woo enjoys popularity in Thailand

South Korean actor Jung Il-woo is riding a wave of popularity in Thailand thanks to a local TV series starring him, the drama's local PR agency said on Friday. "Love and Lies," which marks the first Thai drama starring a Korean actor as the main character, emerged as a local internet sensa...

Updated : 2017.01.13 14:39

‘Infinite Challenge’ to go off air for seven weeks

One of the longest-running TV variety shows in the country will take a seven-week break, with the head of “Infinite Challenge” saying it needed the time to “normalize” itself.The show’s productio...

Updated : 2017.01.12 18:45

Actor Park Hae-jin to embark on Asia tour

South Korean actor Park Hae-jin will hold meet-and-greets in five Southeast Asian countries early this year to celebrate his 11th anniversary since debut, the actor's management agency said Thursday."With the impending release of Park's new drama 'Man to Man,' Park will embark on an Asian ...

Updated : 2017.01.12 16:52

TV channel to offer Korean movies in Southeast Asia

CJ E&M is launching the first overseas television channel to exclusively air Korean movies, the media and entertainment company announced Wednesday. The company plans to kick off the channel, tvN Movi...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:42

Where goblin and mermaid roam

Current drama series on Korean TV boast scenic sets, from immortal goblin god Kim Shin’s majestic mansion in “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” to the marine cove where the mermaid Shimchung live...

Updated : 2017.01.10 18:16

Tighten your seat belts

A number of series set to hit Korean television early this year feature the element of time travel. As for their genres, a diverse array of historical dramas, romantic comedies and thriller mysteries ...

Updated : 2017.01.08 18:14

‘Guardian,’ popular but controversial

In the popular TV drama series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” the male lead is, quite literally, a god.  Based on the Korean folklore of dokkaebi, a higher spiritual being roughly translated...

Updated : 2017.01.04 17:22

‘You’re terminated!’: Schwarzenegger takes over Trump’s ‘Apprentice’

NEW YORK (AFP) -- When Donald Trump hosted “The Celebrity Apprentice,” he dismissed contestants with what became his indelible catchphrase, “You’re fired.”Now that Trump is poised to take over th...

Updated : 2017.01.04 16:47

Ko So-young returns to small screen after a decade’s absence

Ko So-young will break her decadelong absence from the silver and small screens with the latest KBS drama “The Perfect Wife,” the state-run broadcaster said.The show, which will air on Feb. 27, revo...

Updated : 2017.01.03 17:48

‘Running Man’ to feature races planned by cast members

SBS’ popular variety show “Running Man” revealed Monday its New Year’s project.  (Instagram account of @sbs_runningman_sbs)Along with a photo from its 332nd episode, “Running Man” wrote that “...

Updated : 2017.01.03 17:01

TV shows turn to conversation, introspection

Korean variety programs seem set to steer away from rowdy physical games and loud laughs this year.Featuring celebrities conversing with strangers on the street, preparing food for one, or even imagin...

Updated : 2017.01.02 15:47

Iconic comedian Yoo Jae-suk wins top award, again

Comedian and TV host Yoo Jae-suk nabbed his 13th big accolade at the MBC Entertainment Awards on Thursday evening, further cementing his position as an icon of Korean onscreen entertainment. “The mor...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:18

Schwarzenegger: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ his show, not Trump’s

 LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an epic mishmash of politics and celebrity, Donald Trump’s elevation from “Celebrity Apprentice” host to president-elect has created an opening for actor and former Californ...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:10