[Box Office] Movies in theaters this week

The Mayor(Korea)Opened April 26Political drama. Directed by Park In-jeIn the turbulent world of politics, where elections are about fishing for a pearl in a pool of dirt, beloved Seoul mayor Byeon Jong-gu (Choi Min-sik) will stop ...

[Herald Interview] Sechs Kies back with ’90s memories

The legendary K-pop group Sechs Kies has returned with a new album to celebrate its 20th anniversary as a group. Called a “first-generation” boy band here, the group had sensational popularity in the late 1990s, with fans waitin...

Woman in actor's alleged rape case gets jail term for false accusation

A district court sentenced a woman to two and a half years in prison Friday for falsely accusing a South Korean actor of raping her last year.The Seongnam branch of Suwon District Court convicted the woman, identified only by her ...

Cannes-bound Korean film to open in France in June

The domestic crime-action flick "The Merciless" will open in French theaters on June 28, the film's production company said on Friday.The film starring Seol Kyung-gu and Im Si-wan is to premiere in the Midnight Screening, an out-o...

Super Junior's Kyuhyun to meet with fans before military service

Kyuhyun, a member of South Korean idol group Super Junior, will hold a fan meeting next month ahead of his scheduled military enlistment, his agency said Friday.S.M. Entertainment said the singer will hold a meet-and-greet event o...

EXO’s Tao loses lawsuit against management agency

Tao, a former Chinese member of the popular boy band EXO, on Friday lost the lawsuit he filed against the group’s management agency to nullify his exclusive contract.The Seoul Central District Court turned down the 24-year-old si...

'Queen of Mystery' leads mid-week TV drama race: data

"Queen of Mystery," KBS 2TV's comic detective series, maintained its lead in the mid-week drama race, becoming the only late-night show with a double-digit rating amongst its competitors, data showed Friday.Episode eight of the We...

Park Bo-gum, Irene to emcee Singapore tour of 'Music Bank'

Popular music show "Music Bank" will hold its first overseas concert in two years in Singapore in August, KBS said Friday.The music show on KBS 2TV will take place at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Center on Aug. 4...

Korean Competition at Jeonju film fest goes dark

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Eleven films were selected from among the initial 128 Korean features submitted for this year’s Korean Competition at the Jeonju International Film Festival, in a contest highlighting Korea’s flo...

Enyedi explains meaning of dreams, deer in ‘On Body and Soul’

JEONJU, North Jeolla Province -- Ildiko Enyedi’s ethereal tale of romance “On Body and Soul” begins with a stag and a doe rubbing against each other in a snow-covered forest. The stag advances, and the doe steps away.The scene ...

Stellar to hold Tokyo concert May 19-20

Stellar will hold a concert in Tokyo from May 19-20, its agency said Thursday.It will be the second time the K-pop group is holding a concert in Japan.According to Entertainment Pascal, the band will not only perform its hit songs...

Hanwha Classic 2017 invites baroque master William Christie

Having hosted French conductor Marc Minkowski and the Musicians of the Louvre orchestra last year, this year’s Hanwha Classic 2017 annual concert series will once again highlight the French baroque era. According to Hanwha Group ...

Song Hye-kyo, Gong Yoo honored best actors at DramaFever Awards

Song Hye-kyo was named best actress at the fifth DramaFever Awards on Wednesday.She starred in KBS 2TV’s hit drama “Descendants of the Sun” (2016) as doctor Kang Mo-yeon, along with Song Joong-ki, who played Capt.Yoo Shi-jin. ...

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 finished shooting in late March...

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.A post raising questions about t...