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Sun, July 3, 2022 | 03:22
Cha Eun-woo eyes starring role in 'K-Pop: Lost in America'
Singer-actor Cha Eun-woo is considering taking a role in a film about K-pop that will be jointly made by Korean and Hollywood producers. Cha's agency, Fantagio, said Friday that Cha is positively considering joining the movie, “K-Pop: Lost in America,” as he was offered to play the role of a K-pop group member. It said whether he will take the role will be confirmed after sch...
K-pop group aespa to attend UN meeting on sustainable development
K-pop girl group aespa will join the U.N.'s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development next week, its agency, SM Entertainment, said, Friday. The four-member act will attend the opening session of the forum, to be held at the U.N. headquarters in New York at 9 a.m. on July 5 (local time).
Fully intact early Joseon-era dragon-shaped roof tile decorations excavated
A dragon-shaped ornamental roof tile and a hilt-shaped ornament placed on top of it have been unearthed, the first excavation ever of a fully intact dragon-shaped roof tile decoration, according to the National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage, Wednesday. The institute under the Cultural Heritage Administration made public the artifacts, which are believed to ...
'Top Gun: Maverick' soars to over 1 million views in Korea
Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” has drawn more than 1 million viewers in four days since its release in Korea. According to the ticket sales compiled by the Korean Film Council, the Hollywood movie attracted some 472,000 filmgoers on Saturday, with the accumulated number of moviegoers since the release on June 22 standing at over 1.08 million.
Singers' association head opposes BTS' break from group activities
The head of the Korea Singers' Association, Lee Ja-yeon, has urged K-pop giant BTS and its agency to reconsider their recent decision to halt group activities and instead focus more on solo projects, saying it will cause a negative impact on the global fever for hallyu. In a statement released by the association, Wednesday, Lee said, “I'm concerned that the Korean wave center...
K-pop girl groups take to international stage
K-pop girl acts are launching their world tours, with many of them having their first ever concerts because their planned ones were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic or because they debuted during earlier parts of the global health crisis. (G)I-DLE started its first world tour, “2022 (G)I-DLE World Tour [Just Me ( )I-DLE],” with three concerts in Seoul from Friday to Sun...
'Squid Game' director wins Pony Chung Innovation Award
Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director of Netflix's megahit series, “Squid Game,” has won an award recognizing innovation. The Pony Chung Foundation presented Hwang with the Pony Chung Innovation Award, Thursday. “Director Hwang has shown deep interest in and sharp criticism of social issues. The creator has been at the center of Korean cultural content scene with a broad spectrum of ...
Best timing for Korean cinema to leap forward
The film industry was one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing guidelines prevented a large number of people from gathering at indoor places, and this directly meant theaters could not admit enough moviegoers to makes ends meet. The guidelines also gave people the impression that theaters were not safe from virus infection.
Choi Min-sik, Son Suk-ku to lead new Disney+ series
Actors Choi Min-sik and Son Suk-ku will star in the new Disney+ original series “Casino,” to premiere in the latter half of this year. According to their respective agencies, Monday, the two actors will star in the drama that will be directed by Kang Yoon-sung, who created the 2017 hit action movie “The Outlaws.”
'Fuerza Bruta' to return to Seoul in July
“Fuerza Bruta,” the nonverbal performance show famous for tantalizing the senses with high energy from both the performers and the audiences, is returning to Korea. The show's Korean organizer, Showbeyond Entertainment, said, Friday, “Fuerza Bruta Wayra in Seoul” will be held from July 20 to Oct. 10 at the FB Theater, a temporary structure for the show that is being built in ...
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