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'Alien: Covenant' takes weekend win from 'Guardians 2' in S. Korea

The Hollywood film "Alien: Covenant" took the top place from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" in its first weekend at the South Korean box office, data showed Monday. The latest from Ridley Scott so...

Updated : 2017.05.15 10:28

BTS' 'Not Today' tops Billboard's Twitter chart

South Korean boy band BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, soared to No. 1 on Billboard's music chart that tracks shares and mentions of songs on Twitter, according to the publication Monday. According ...

Updated : 2017.05.15 10:15

BTS storms Japan's Oricon chart with new mini album

South Korean boy band BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, rose to No. 1 on a major music chart in Japan with its latest Japanese mini album Thursday, its agency said. (Yonhap) "Blood Sweat & Tears," B...

Updated : 2017.05.11 16:53

'The Villainess' director aimed to capture action that seemed 'impossible'

The director of "The Villainess," one of two South Korean midnight screening films at this year's Cannes Film Festival, said Thursday he tried experimenting with new filming techniques to capture foo...

Updated : 2017.05.11 15:23

CNBLUE to release new single in Japan

South Korean idol rock band CNBLUE will unveil its 11th Japanese single album "Shake" on Wednesday, the group's management agency said. (Yonhap) Written and composed by member Jung Yong-hwa, the ti...

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:03

Cannes-bound Korean film pre-sold to 85 countries

The domestic crime-action flick "The Merciless" has been sold to 85 countries around the world before its domestic release, the film's local distributor said Tuesday. (CJ Entertainment) The film st...

Updated : 2017.05.02 11:18

'Summer queen' Sistar to drop new album next month

(Yonhap) Girl group Sistar, nicknamed "summer queen" for its strength in the season, will release a new album in early June, music sources said Tuesday. The group is now working on the new album wi...

Updated : 2017.05.02 10:00

Actor So Ji-sub wraps up fan meetings in Asia

Actor and rapper So Ji-sub finished his pan-Asia tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut, his management agency said Tuesday. (Yonhap) The actor met 20,000 fans in eight cities in six A...

Updated : 2017.05.02 09:56

'Produce 101' tops TV charts for three weeks; dramas take backseat

Season two of "Produce 101," Mnet's idol survival show, topped a benchmark TV popularity index for the third straight week, while most big dramas performed sluggishly, data showed Tuesday. The secon...

Updated : 2017.05.02 09:52

Actor Yoo Ji-tae to cameo in new Lars von Trier film

South Korean actor Yoo Ji-tae will appear in Danish auteur Lars von Trier's upcoming film "The House That Jack Built" as a cameo, the film's Korean distributor said Wednesday. At9 Film said that Yoo...

Updated : 2017.04.27 09:38

Rock icon Jeon In-kwon mired in plagiarism controversy

South Korean rock musician Jeon In-kwon became engulfed in a plagiarism controversy on Wednesday amid allegations part of his hit song, "Don't Worry, My Dear" is similar to a 70s German rock number. ...

Updated : 2017.04.26 16:18

YG signs trainee deal with 11-year-old audition show contestant

YG Entertainment, one of South Korea's leading music labels, has signed a trainee deal with an 11-year-old former contestant on SBS TV's audition show "K-pop Star," the company said Wednesday. (SBS)...

Updated : 2017.04.26 14:47

Singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong indicted for alleged drunk driving

Prosecutors said Tuesday they have summarily indicted singer-actor Kim Hyun-joong for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol last month. (Yonhap) The Seoul Eastern District Prosecut...

Updated : 2017.04.25 16:26

Pop diva Lee Eun-mi releases new song 'Albatross'

South Korean pop diva Lee Eun-mi dropped her new song "Albatross" on Tuesday, releasing her first brand new music in three years, her agency said. (Yonhap) The piano-accompanied ballad was released...

Updated : 2017.04.25 15:39

'MAN x MAN' receives heavy media spotlight in China: agency

"MAN x MAN," a new South Korean TV drama starring Park Hae-jin, has received a heavy spotlight from Chinese entertainment outlets despite the show being unavailable in the neighboring country, accord...

Updated : 2017.04.25 14:55