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Song Kang reveals ‘Sweet Home’ season two is his last project before enlistment - www.nme.com - South Korea
nme.com
01.12.2023 / 09:33

Song Kang reveals ‘Sweet Home’ season two is his last project before enlistment

Sweet Home season two.At a press conference for the new season of the Netflix series, the 29-year-old actor confirmed that Sweet Home season two, which premieres later today (December 1), will be his “last show” before his enlistment.“That’s the way things are. It’s obviously something that is my responsibility so I will fulfil my duty as a military serviceman, and I will be back healthy and well,” Song Kang said, per AsiaOne.All able-bodied male citizens of South Korea are required to serve between 18 to 21 of military service, usually before the age of 30.

Korea’s Streaming Rivals, Tving and Wavve, in Merger Talks - variety.com - South Korea - North Korea
variety.com
29.11.2023 / 12:20

Korea’s Streaming Rivals, Tving and Wavve, in Merger Talks

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief South Korea’s two largest streaming services, Tving and Wave, are in advanced merger talks, according to Korean financial news media. The move appears intended to strengthen the home-grown platforms, which currently trail streaming market leader Netflix. The Korean Economic Daily reported Wednesday that CJ ENM, the largest shareholder in TVing, and SK Square, the biggest backer of Wavve, could strike an agreement as early as next week.

Watch KISS OF LIFE’s Belle cover Ariana Grande’s ‘Almost Is Never Enough’ - www.nme.com - South Korea - city Seoul
nme.com
27.11.2023 / 08:17

Watch KISS OF LIFE’s Belle cover Ariana Grande’s ‘Almost Is Never Enough’

KISS OF LIFE member Belle recently covered Ariana Grande‘s 2013 ballad with Nathan Sykes, ‘Almost Is Never Enough’.KISS OF LIFE’s Belle made an appearance on the South Korean radio station KBS Cool FM on Friday (November 24), where she performed a faithful live rendition of the Ariana Grande ballad.“Almost, almost is never enough / So close to being in love / If I would have known that you wanted me / The way I wanted you,” she sings on the cover.Belle, who is best known as a co-writer of LE SSERAFIM’s hit single ‘Unforgiven’, made her debut as a K-pop idol with KISS OF LIFE earlier this year. The girl group released their first mini-album, which was self-titled, in July 2023.Earlier this month, KISS OF LIFE made their return with their second mini-album, ‘Born to be XX’, featuring the title track ‘Bad News’.

BLACKPINK Meet With King Charles, Receive Special Honors for Environmental Efforts - www.justjared.com - Britain - London - New Zealand - South Korea - county Summit
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23.11.2023 / 01:14

BLACKPINK Meet With King Charles, Receive Special Honors for Environmental Efforts

BLACKPINK received quite the honor while visiting Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (November 22) in London!

Prince William and Kate's subtle signs 'they are facing their duties as equal partners' - www.ok.co.uk - Britain - South Korea
ok.co.uk
22.11.2023 / 19:47

Prince William and Kate's subtle signs 'they are facing their duties as equal partners'

Prince William and Kate Middleton are facing “their duties as equal partners”, a royal expert has claimed. On Tuesday 20 November, the pair were all smiles when they joined other members of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace to view artefacts from the Royal Collection alongside President Yoon Suk Yeol as part of the South Korean president’s state visit to the UK.

The ‘Squid Game’ Reality Show Is as Dystopian as It Sounds — and Impossible to Stop Watching: TV Review - variety.com - South Korea - Beyond
variety.com
22.11.2023 / 16:13

The ‘Squid Game’ Reality Show Is as Dystopian as It Sounds — and Impossible to Stop Watching: TV Review

Alison Herman TV Critic From the moment Reed Hastings tuned into an earnings call wearing a green-and-white tracksuit, it was clear Netflix may have learned the wrong lessons from the success of “Squid Game.” In 2021, the South Korean drama — created, written and directed by auteur Hwang Dong-hyuk — became a surprise global sensation with a grim and violent allegory of capitalism exploiting the desperate many for the enjoyment of a wealthy few. Hastings, a rich and powerful tech founder, was closer to one of the titular game’s masked spectators than a contestant risking their life for a chance at the prize, though he didn’t seem to see the irony.

Kate Middleton performs silent gesture for King as she turns head in dazzling red cape - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - Scotland - South Korea
dailyrecord.co.uk
22.11.2023 / 14:12

Kate Middleton performs silent gesture for King as she turns head in dazzling red cape

Kate Middleton turned heads in a stunning red cape as the royals welcomed the South Korean president to London for a three-day state visit.

Kate Middleton wears rarely-seen 100-year-old tiara and stuns at glittering state banquet - www.ok.co.uk - South Korea - county York
ok.co.uk
22.11.2023 / 12:07

Kate Middleton wears rarely-seen 100-year-old tiara and stuns at glittering state banquet

Kate Middleton left royal watchers delighted as she wore the Strathmore Rose Tiara as she attended a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee.The tiara, which had belonged to Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother, and was last worn by her in the 1930s. It has been rumoured to have fallen into disrepair in the years since until it was briefly displayed in a 2002 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.The Princess of Wales stunned in the rarely-seen tiara, which was designed to resemble a garland of roses.

G-Dragon takes legal action against “malicious comments” amid drug investigation - www.nme.com - South Korea
nme.com
22.11.2023 / 05:51

G-Dragon takes legal action against “malicious comments” amid drug investigation

G-Dragon says he will pursue legal action against “malicious comments about him” amid his ongoing drug investigation.G-Dragon’s lawyer, Kim Su-hyeon, said today (November 22) that the K-pop star would be “taking legal action against those who posted malicious comments about him, including defamation, insults, sexual harassment, spreading false information and malicious slander”, per Yonhap News Agency.Kim added that they have a “zero-tolerance policy” and are preparing to file complaints with investigative agencies using evidence they have collected through self-monitoring and reports from fans.The move comes just a day after South Korean news media reported that G-Dragon’s hair and nails have tested negative for drugs. The tests were carried out by the police at the request of the K-pop idol, after his urine had first tested negative for drugs on November 6.The Big Bang member had initially been booked by South Korean police for suspected drug use in October 2023.

BTS’ RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook begin military service enlistment process - www.nme.com - South Korea
nme.com
22.11.2023 / 03:47

BTS’ RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook begin military service enlistment process

BTS members RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook have started their “military enlistment process”, Big Hit Music has announced.In a statement published on fan community platform today (November 22), BTS’ label Big Hit Music announced that members RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook have officially begun the process of enlisting for mandatory military service in South Korea.“We would like to inform our fans that RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook [of BTS] have initiated the military enlistment process,” Big Hit Music announced. “The artists are preparing to fulfil their military service duties.

Kate Middleton curtsies to King Charles after reportedly refusing to bow for Queen Camilla - nypost.com - Britain - London - South Korea - county King And Queen
nypost.com
21.11.2023 / 20:57

Kate Middleton curtsies to King Charles after reportedly refusing to bow for Queen Camilla

royal etiquette and years of training to good use when she dropped into a curtsy worthy of the record books on Tuesday.Wearing a stunning red hat by Jane Taylor and a matching wool cape by Catherine Walker & Co., the Princess of Wales accompanied her husband, Prince William, both 41, to greet the South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, 62, and his wife, First Lady Kim Keon Hee, 51, for their formal state visit to the United Kingdom.After introductions were made, the couples arrived at the Horse Guards Parade in London to meet King Charles, 75, and Queen Camilla, 76, for the ceremonial welcome.As Princess Kate walked up the stairs behind Prince William, who bowed his head to acknowledge his father and Camilla, she stopped at the top and dropped into the perfect curtsy to the King and Queen, mere inches away from certain disaster.

Kate Middleton ravishing in red designer cape with statement bow as she and William arrive at Horse Guards Parade - www.ok.co.uk - Scotland - South Korea - North Korea - county King And Queen
ok.co.uk
21.11.2023 / 17:21

Kate Middleton ravishing in red designer cape with statement bow as she and William arrive at Horse Guards Parade

The Princess of Wales turned heads on Tuesday, 21 November as she sported an all-red ensemble at Horse Guards Parade complete with a statement hat. Kate, 41, attended a ceremonial welcome for The President and the First Lady of the Republic of Korea in London on Tuesday.

Here’s when ‘Welcome to Samdal-ri’ starring Shin Hye-sun and Ji Chang-wook premieres - www.nme.com - South Korea - city Seoul
nme.com
21.11.2023 / 05:47

Here’s when ‘Welcome to Samdal-ri’ starring Shin Hye-sun and Ji Chang-wook premieres

Welcome to Samdal-ri, starring Shin Hye-sun and Ji Chang-wook.Welcome to Samdal-ri will star Shin Hye-sun as a small-town girl named Cho Sam-dal, whose sole goal in life was to make it big and move to Seoul. Meanwhile, her childhood best friend Jo Young-pil (played by Ji Chang-wook) has always been content with staying in their hometown of Samdal.The new trailer for Welcome to Samdal-ri opens with Cho Sam-dal reflecting on her life: “Back in my hometown, Jeju Island, there’s one thing they stress the most with new Haenyeos: ‘Don’t try to outdo yourself.

French Thriller ‘Survive’ Posts Raft Of AFM Deals For WTFilms & New Federation Label Ginger & Fed - deadline.com - Australia - Britain - Spain - France - Italy - South Korea - Ukraine - Germany - Poland - Vietnam - Cambodia - Turkey - Hungary - Malaysia - county Eagle - Philippines - state Baltic
deadline.com
20.11.2023 / 15:09

French Thriller ‘Survive’ Posts Raft Of AFM Deals For WTFilms & New Federation Label Ginger & Fed

French studio Federation’s new theatrical sales arm Ginger & Fed and Paris-based genre specialist WTFilms have unveiled a slew of AFM deals for apocalyptic thriller Survive.

Korea Box Office: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Opens on Top, as ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs and Snakes’ Struggles - variety.com - South Korea - Japan - North Korea
variety.com
20.11.2023 / 04:19

Korea Box Office: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ Opens on Top, as ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs and Snakes’ Struggles

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief Mystery-horror film “Five Nights at Freddy’s” landed on top of the South Korean cinema box office. But fellow new release title “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songs and Snakes” managed only a fourth placed start. “Five Nights” earned $1.78 million between Friday and Sunday, according to data from Kobis, the tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council.

‘K-Pops!’: Cathy Shim Boards Anderson .Paak Film - deadline.com - Los Angeles - USA - South Korea - county Young - city Seoul - North Korea
deadline.com
16.11.2023 / 19:19

‘K-Pops!’: Cathy Shim Boards Anderson .Paak Film

EXCLUSIVE: Korean American comedian, writer and producer Cathy Shim is the latest to join the cast of the film K-Pops! from first-time director and eight-time Grammy winner Anderson .Paak (who also stars). She will play Diamond, the energetic iconic host of a K-pop competition show in Seoul, and .Paak’s hard-to-please boss.

K-pop agency SM Entertainment announces talent search for UK boyband - www.nme.com - Britain - South Korea
nme.com
16.11.2023 / 09:14

K-pop agency SM Entertainment announces talent search for UK boyband

SM Entertainment has announced plans to begin a talent search for the formation of an upcoming UK-based boyband, in partnership with production company Moon&Back.SM Entertainment – home to top K-pop acts such as aespa, Red Velvet, Girls’ Generation and more – announced its partnership with UK-based television production company Moon&Back yesterday (November 15). In the newly announced partnership, both companies revealed an upcoming television project in the works to create and debut a brand-new British boyband to global television audiences.Slated to be filmed over the course of six months, the upcoming television series will follow a fresh-faced boy group as they depart London some time in early 2024 “on the adventure of a lifetime”, according to a press release.

‘Concrete Utopia’ Dominates Korea’s Grand Bell Awards – Global Bulletin - variety.com - South Korea - India - city Seoul - Indonesia - city Bangkok
variety.com
16.11.2023 / 08:33

‘Concrete Utopia’ Dominates Korea’s Grand Bell Awards – Global Bulletin

Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief “Concrete Utopia,” South Korea’s Oscar contender, was Wednesday named best film at the country’s annual Grand Bell Awards. It also won prizes for best actor, best supporting actress, art direction, sound mixing and visual effects.

‘Overwatch 2’ and ‘Dead Island 2’ join ‘Elden Ring’ in getting streetwear clothing - www.nme.com - Los Angeles - USA - South Korea - Japan - city Busan
nme.com
16.11.2023 / 01:15

‘Overwatch 2’ and ‘Dead Island 2’ join ‘Elden Ring’ in getting streetwear clothing

Overwatch 2 and Dead Island 2 are getting streetwear drops from luxury streetwear brand ARK/8 following a drop earlier this year of Elden Ring-related streetwear earlier this year.ARK/8 announced the news today (November 16), and confirmed that both collections will have different inspirations. The Overwatch collection will be “shining a spotlight on two countries – South Korea and Japan” and will be specifically focused on “two fan-favorite characters, D.

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