'Produce 101' tops TV chart, 'Ruler' enters at No. 2

Season two of "Produce 101," Mnet's all-male idol audition show, topped a benchmark TV popularity index for the sixth straight week, while new period drama "Ruler: Master of the Mask" made a splashing entry at No. 2, according to ...

Kim Tae-hee, Rain expect first baby

Kim Tae-hee and Rain are expecting their first child.“Kim Tae-hee is currently 15 weeks pregnant. She needs to take care of herself. We believed that it’s the right thing to let the fans who have been supporting the couple know ...

The women of Psy’s music videos

Son Na-eun is basking in the glowing limelight of the “Psy effect” since her appearance in the singer’s music video for “New Face.”The Apink member is being bombarded with requests for advertisements and photo shoots, her age...

Hong Sang-soo’s ‘Day After’ gets mixed reviews at Cannes

Hong Sang-soo’s “The Day After” received both enthusiastic and mild responses from critics following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival Monday, prompting whispers of the film’s chance at the top Palme d’Or prize. Huber...

Sistar confirms disbandment after 7 years

Starship Entertainment, which represents Sistar, confirmed the K-pop group’s disbandment Tuesday. (Starship Entertainment)“Sistar will officially end its seven-year promotion as a group with its last album, which will be release...

iKON dominates iTunes charts with ‘New Kids: Begin’

K-pop boy band iKON’s long-awaited EP “New Kids: Begin” has been going strong abroad, topping iTunes charts in 10 regions as of Tuesday. Since its release Monday, the second EP has shot to the top spot on iTunes K-Pop Music Alb...

[Herald Interview] iKON’s street boys return with ‘New Kids: Begin’

Without the gloss and glitter, seven street boys are back in the K-pop music scene amid growing anticipation toward their reunion with fans in Korea. Likening themselves to the “boys from backstreet,” rising K-pop group iKON dro...

[Next Wave] Dumbfoundead on Koreatown, ‘Foreigner’

While growing up in Koreatown, a bustling enclave in central Los Angeles home to a distinctly hybrid culture of Korea and America, rapper Dumbfoundead noticed something odd.   The neighborhood’s young residents, born to Korean i...

BTS becomes first K-pop group to win at Billboard Music Awards

BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, has become the first K-pop group to win at the Billboard Music Awards. The South Korean boy band grabbed the top social artist category award at the high profile event Sunday, held at the T-Mobile ...

Baek A-yeon to release EP next Monday

Baek A-yeon will return next week with a new EP “Bittersweet,” the singer’s agency confirmed Monday.JYP Entertainment released a teaser image of the new EP along with the release date and time of 6:00 p.m., May 29. The photo wa...

BTS scoops up Billboard Music Award for top social artist

BTS grabbed the award in the top social artist category at the Billboard Music Awards on Monday.The boy band has not only made history as the first K-pop group to attend the show but also nabbed a prize there.  BTS (Billboard)BTS...

K-pop group EXP-Edition from NY seeks own musical color

In August 2016, four New Yorkers hailing from different backgrounds boarded a Korea-bound plane with one question that brought them together: Who says only Koreans can become part of a K-pop idol group? With the tagline “Born in ...

‘Okja’ challenges ‘capitalism’ of meat production

Bong Joon-ho is no stranger to controversy, having poked fun at the government, military, social classes and discrimination through his previous works.Now the acclaimed director is in the hot seat again as his film “Okja” raises...

Kim Jang-hoon apologizes for ‘cursing’ incident

Singer Kim Jang-hoon apologized Sunday for using vulgar language during a memorial for former President Roh Moo-gyun on Saturday.Kim, who performed during a memorial at Gwanghwamun Plaza in Seoul, used foul language on stage while...

Bong Joon-ho's 'Okja' receives standing ovation at Cannes

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival with the filmmaker getting a four-minute standing ovation.The new film from the "Snowpiercer" director tells the story of a young girl from a r...