Stolen Buddhist painting exhibited to public after discovery in US

A South Korean temple on Friday opened an 18th-century Korean Buddhist painting, stolen about 50 years ago, to the general public after its American owner and a US art museum let it be repatriated to South Korea last year.The pain...

Black Pink’s new release tops charts

Black Pink’s latest release “As If It‘s Your Last” is sweeping local charts as of Friday. The single has topped major music charts Genie, Bus Music, Naver Music, Olleh Music, Soribada and Monkey 3, and ranked second on Mnet an...

[Herald Review] Hong Sang-soo pokes fun at love affair in ‘Day After’

A love affair with a sort of ironic passion, drunken pseudo-philosophical conversations poking fun at the clueless male lead, and a timid but keen female character -- these are the ingredients for Hong Sang-soo’s 21st feature, “...

Son Ye-jin, Hyun Bin begin shooting new police thriller

Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin have started shooting the new police thriller “Negotiation” (unofficial translation) last Saturday, the film’s producer JK Film announced Friday. The film is about Chae-yoon, a cop at the Seoul Metropol...

[Movie Review] ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is Michael Bay’s robot-orgy swan song

Michael Bay’s previous film was a cranked-up, little-seen dramatization of the 2012 Benghazi tragedy called “13 Hours.” By sheer coincidence — or, for all I know, by diabolical design — that title also sums up how long it wou...

[Movie Review] Sophia Coppola’s ‘Beguiled’ pales compared to original

Director Don Siegel created in “The Beguiled,” back in 1971, an emotional tension as thick and muggy as the air in summer. The only thing more stifling and heated in this story set during the Civil War was the sexual tension cre...

[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

Transformers: The Last Knight (US)Opened June 21Action, science fiction. Directed by Michael BayTwo worlds collide as humans go to war with the robot Transformers. Optimus Prime, the leader of the transforming species of syntheti...

AOA's Choa announces departure, FNC says matter being discussed

Choa, lead singer of K-pop girl AOA, said Thursday she was leaving her team, citing long term insomnia and depression as the reasons."I've taken medication and have reduced my schedule for two years to treat my insomnia and depres...

Black Pink feels pressure to fill shoes of Big Bang, 2NE1

With 2NE1 disbanded and Big Bang members joining the military service, the pressure on remaining artists of YG Entertainment is greater than ever.Black Pink said it feels the pressure, but not from being the only female group in t...

Black Pink’s Lisa hopes for Thailand showcase and concert

As Black Pink gears up for a stage comeback with its single “As If It’s Your Last,” the group said it hopes to expand its activities to outside of Korea. Thai member Lisa said that she has always hoped to return home.“Since I’...

Black Pink wants to embody both pink and black

K-pop girl groups have always been associated with words like “cute” or “lovely,” and their 20-something members are often referred to as “girls.”Black Pink has been one of the exceptions, with its provocative and suggestive...

British-Korean singer Shannon’s new song to feature members of f(x), Geeks

Established Koran artists will chip in for British-Korean singer Shannon’s upcoming song, slated for release Tuesday.According to her agency MBK Entertainment, the song will feature rapper Lil Boi of Korean hip-hop duo Geeks. The...

Hongbin of VIXX shows love for ‘Wednesday 3:30 PM’

Taking on the rom-com genre for the first time, Hongbin has left a lasting impression on viewers as the main lead on the recently concluded SBS Plus TV drama “Wednesday 3:30 PM.”The feeling looks to be mutual, as the singer for ...

Former actress Shim Eun-ha rushed to hospital

Shim Eun-ha, a Korean actress who enjoyed popularity in the 1990s, was reportedly taken to a hospital, local media reported Wednesday. The cause of her hospitalization Tuesday is reportedly linked to having taken too many sleeping...

Ex-TV personality Amy attempts suicide

Former TV entertainer Amy, who had been deported on drug abuse charges, attempted suicide after a Korean variety show aired malicious rumors about her.  Amy (Amy`s Instagram)The incident came after Monday’s episode of Channel A’...