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Sat, December 3, 2022 | 00:52
Netflix's 'The Glory,' starring Song Hye-kyo, to be released in December
“The Glory,” a series about a woman who experiences severe bullying in high school and seeks revenge against her tormentors after graduating, will premiere on Netflix on Dec. 30. The streaming giant said, Thursday, it will unveil all eight episodes of the Korean original series, starring Song Hye-kyo in over 190 countries.
'Men of Plastic' director's reunion with Ma Dong-seok leads to good-natured comedy
The new Ma Dong-seok (aka Don Lee)-Jung Kyung-ho buddy film, “Men of Plastic,” is director Lim Jin-sun's first return to the comedy genre in a decade since “Super Star” (2012). The director revealed that worked on the plastic surgery-themed comedy drama for nearly eight years with Ma, who serves as the executive producer on the film.
'Talchum' listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage
“Talchum” or traditional Korean mask dance, was added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) list, Wednesday. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced that Korea's bid to inscribe talchum on the list was accepted during the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Rabat, Morocco.
Ex-LOONA member Chuu denies abuse of power allegations raised by former agency
Chuu, the former member of K-pop girl group LOONA, has denied allegations raised by her former agency regarding “gapjil,” (abuse of power in a workplace setting), clarifying that she did not do anything shameful in a message to her fans. “Thank you for your comforting messages and for trusting me. I have not been contacted (by the agency) regarding the situation and don't kno...
BTS' RM honored for helping to preserve overseas Korean cultural artifacts
BTS' leader RM received an appreciation plaque from the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) for his contribution to preserving and restoring overseas Korean cultural artifacts. RM, whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, shared a post on his Instagram Story, Friday, with a short “Thank You” note. The engraving on the appreciation plaque reads, “You have contributed to preserving ...
Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo-sung among lineup of presenters at 2022 MAMA Awards
The star-studded lineup of actors, dancers and sports stars serving as presenters for the upcoming 2022 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was announced on Friday.
Helping out needy people in winter season
Yoido Full Gospel Church senior pastor Lee Young-hoon, left, fills boxes with daily necessities for people in need at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, Friday. The church joined hands with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Good People and CJ CheilJedang to deliver boxes to 23,000 underprivileged families in Seoul. Courtesy of Yoido Full Gospel Church
Jo Woo-jin teams up with Jung Kyung-ho in action comedy film 'Boss'
Actors Jo Woo-jin, Jung Kyung-ho and Park Ji-hwan are set to star in “Boss” (working title), an action comedy film directed by Ra Hee-chan, known for his previous works, “Going by the Book” (2007) and “Mr. Idol” (2011).
Joseon-era calendrical book with details on Admiral Yi Sun-sin returned to Korea
The “Calendrical Book of the Gyeongja Year (1600) with Memoranda by Ryu Seong-ryong,” a metal-type printed book published in 1599, has been unveiled to the public after being acquired from Japan, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Thursday. As a high-ranking official and Confucian scholar, Ryu was the equivalent of the prime minister during the reign of King Seon...
'A Birth' retells of life of Korea's first priest
Actor Yoon Si-yoon, who portrays Korea's first priest, St. Andrew Kim Dae-geon, in “A Birth,” said he focused on depicting Kim as a young adventurer rather than a religious figure in the upcoming biographical film. “I thought it would be impossible to sympathize with Catholic priest Kim Dae-geon. I asked myself, 'How dare I say that I understand him?' So I tried to approach h...
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