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‘SNL’ keeps up Trump-inspired winning streak

NBC’s comedy institution “Saturday Night Live” reached its largest audience since 2011 with last weekend’s episode hosted by President Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin and featuring the return of ...

Updated : 2017.02.15 13:40

'Defendant' viewership soars above 25 percent in Seoul area

SBS TV's mystery crime thriller "Defendant" further emboldened its lead in the Monday-Tuesday drama race, with the show's rating rising above 25 percent among Seoul households, data showed Wednesday....

Updated : 2017.02.15 13:21

'Good Manager' maintains lead, 'Hwarang' rebounds on TV chart

The late night office comedy "Good Manager" maintained its lead on a benchmark TV popularity chart, while the idol-studded period show "Hwarang" recouped losses, data showed Tuesday. (KBS) "Good Ma...

Updated : 2017.02.14 13:43

Actor Park Bo-gum greeted by 4,000 fans in Thailand

Park Bo-gum, the star of 2016 South Korean TV series "Love in the Moonlight," has met about 4,000 fans in Thailand as part of his tour of Asian countries to repay international fans for their love an...

Updated : 2017.02.13 18:35

Korean politicians open up on entertainment TV

As the unofficial election season looms, presidential hopefuls are reaching out to younger voters by showing a more genial side of themselves on TV talk shows. Korean politicians have traditionally ...

Updated : 2017.02.13 18:26

Broadcasting agency chief vows efforts to spread 'hallyu' in Islamic countries

The head of South Korea's broadcasting watchdog body vowed to help expand exports of local TV dramas to Islamic countries to make up for restrictions imposed by China on entertainment content. "Chin...

Updated : 2017.02.13 15:13

Badminton star Lee Yong-dae to marry his longtime girlfriend

South Korean badminton star Lee Yong-dae will tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend, an official from the athlete's sports club said Thursday. (Yonhap) Lee, who won the gold medal in mixed doub...

Updated : 2017.02.09 10:44

Sting, Wayne Shorter win 2017 Sweden’s Polar Music Prize

STOCKHOLM (AFP) -- British rock star Sting and American jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter were Tuesday awarded the 2017 Swedish Polar Music Prize for their innovative contributions to music. The presti...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:14

CNN’s ‘History of Comedy’ is a laughing, learning matter

NEW YORK (AP) --- One of the great things about comedy is, it demands so little effort to enjoy. Grins and guffaws can seem to issue directly from a tickled funny bone. On the other hand, prolonge...

Updated : 2017.02.08 16:14

'Infinite Challenge' hiatus may cost MBC TV nearly 2 bln won in lost sales

The hiatus of popular weekend show "Infinite Challenge" is estimated to cost its network MBC TV around 2 billion won ($1.75 million) in lost sales, according to industry forecasts Wednesday. (Yonhap...

Updated : 2017.02.08 13:29

Actress Moon Geun-young undergoes more surgery, cancels shows

Actress Moon Geun-young canceled additional shows of her play "Romeo and Juliet" after undergoing another operation to treat pain in her right arm, her agency said Wednesday. Moon, who played Juliet...

Updated : 2017.02.08 11:52

Kim Soo-hyun, An So-hee deny dating rumors, threaten legal action

South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun and former Wonder Girls member An So-hee on Tuesday denied gossip that the two have been dating and are planning to get married soon. Keyeast Co., a talent agency rep...

Updated : 2017.02.07 20:18

Comedian Yoo Jae-suk threatens legal action against false rumors on Taipei event

Comedian and show host Yoo Jae-suk won't attend the meet-and-greet with Taiwanese fans for the popular South Korean TV reality show "Running Man" this week and could take legal action against false r...

Updated : 2017.02.07 17:50

Actor So Ji-sub to begin Asia tour in April

(Yonhap) South Korean actor So Ji-sub will kick off his fan-meeting tour of Asian countries in Taipei in April, his agency said Tuesday. The Asia tour titled "Twenty: The Moment" will begin in the ...

Updated : 2017.02.07 12:57

Actor Park Hae-jin's wax figure to be unveiled in Hong Kong

A wax figure of the popular Korean actor Park Hae-jin will go on display in a global museum of wax dolls in Hong Kong from next month, his agency said Monday. (Maadame Tussauds Hong Kong) The actor...

Updated : 2017.02.06 13:03