Seo In-young might join CJ E&M

Seo In-young might join CJ E&M
Singer Seo In-young, a former member of the girl group Jewelry, might be moving to a new agency, just one year after striking out on her own. And the leading candidate is entertainment powerhouse CJ E&M, according to local reports yesterday. Industry...


Kim Soo-hyun donates to Sewol

Kim Soo-hyun donates to Sewol
Hallyu star Kim Soo-hyun has donated 300 million won, or about $288,000, to Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi, where most of the teenage victims of the Sewol ferry tragedy were from. “Kim wanted to be of help to the relatives of the victims, as w...


Baek-hyun to star in classic musical

Baek-hyun to star in classic musical
Byun Baek-hyun, from the leading K-pop group Exo, will take on the role of the male lead in a new musical production of “Singing in the Rain,” according to local reports yesterday. The 21-year-old singer, who will be the first member of the 12-man gr...


Lee Soo-hyuk cast in new TV series

Lee Soo-hyuk cast in new TV series
Model turned actor Lee Soo-hyuk, of the movie “The Boy From Ipanema” (2010), has been cast in the new tvN drama “King of High School” (working title), according to local reports yesterday. Lee will play Jin-woo who is adored by female colleagues at w...


Rapper Gil criticized for drunk driving

Rapper Gil criticized for drunk driving
Rapper Gil from the hip hop group Leessang is facing heavy criticism from the public after getting caught for drunken driving yesterday morning. The 36-year-old performer, whose real name is Gil Sung-joon, was reportedly caught driving while intoxica...


Bae Yong-joon heads to Chinese TV

Bae Yong-joon heads to Chinese TV
Hallyu star Bae Yong-joon, famous for starring in “Winter Sonata” back in 2002, is heading to the Chinese variety program “Take You to the Star,” according to local reports yesterday. Bae will appear on the first episode of the program, where he will...


Court rules ‘Broken’ not defamatory

Court rules ‘Broken’ not defamatory
Request for an injunction against the recently released film “Broken” was rejected by the Seoul Central District Court yesterday. Etoos, a private education group which owns the Cheongsol Institute, one of the nation’s biggest preparatory schools, fi...


Star couple mourns for Sewol victims

Star couple mourns for Sewol victims
Celebrity couple Cha In-pyo and Shin Ae-ra visited a memorial altar set up in Ansan, Gyeonggi, yesterday to pay tributes to the students of Danwon High School who died in the Sewol ferry disaster. Yesterday morning at Ansan Olympic Museum, where the ...