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Reporter at center of national attention for being 'rude'to president
KBS reporter Song Hyeon-jeong is taking a great deal of flak for her alleged lack of respect during a televised one-on-one interview with President Moon Jae-in on Thursday night. Such is the controversy that Song has found herself in the crosshairs of ideological warfare between the liberals and conservatives, pushing the story to the top 10 on news portal Naver.
JYP is so uncool: losing identity and loyalty
Park Jin-young is an artistic genius and excellent businessman. Park's JYP Entertainment is one of the two remaining pillars supporting the nation's K-pop franchise. YG, the third, has been reduced to a shadow of its former self, while Big Hit Entertainment has only BTS (I know only BTS should be more than enough) to show for its business sustainability.
Ex-TVXQ member Park may have suffered addict's meth 'bug'
There is speculation that singer-actor Park Yoo-chun is not just a recreational user of crystal meth but an addict.
Korean fans slam TWICE member for comments on Japanese reign changeover
Sana, a Japanese member of Korea's JYP's nine-member girl band TWICE, is in hot water for comments on the changeover of her country's ceremonial head of state. The Japanese call the holder of the throne emperor, while Koreans, still rankled by its 36-year colonial occupation, call him a Japanese king.
Big fireworks display on Lotte Tower Saturday
Do not be alarmed when you hear big explosions and fire from the sky over southern Seoul Saturday. They will probably be part of fireworks organized by Lotte on its 123-story tower in a wish for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Foreign investors look to South Korea for guidance on North Korea [VIDEO]
The story about Macquarie's logo sounds like one about the egg of Columbus. The Italian explorer was the first westerner to discover the Americas, and how he made an egg stand is one of the best known stories about him. Although not so well known, Macquarie's coin shares the same spirit of ingenuity - when short of coins, Macquarie, an early Australian leader, imported 40,000...
Let me introduce Korea's next president
Don't we fancy having a president, who is not a professional politician or former Army general but a comic like Volodymyr Zelensky, the newly elected Ukrainian head of state? Throw in a Cabinet of funny guys and an entertainer as National Assembly speaker and chances are that there would be more things to laugh at than now.
Rapper Iron praises marijuana as 'a god's gift'
Rapper Iron is in trouble again for his praising marijuana. The rapper, a contestant in the competition "Show Me the Money," was sentenced to eight months' jail, suspended for two years, and 80 hours of community service for beating up his girlfriend and smoking pot.
Speaker shocked by #metoo allegation, needs surgery
National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang was transferred to Seoul National Hospital and was to undergo surgery, his office said Friday. Moon checked into the Catholic University of Korea Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital Wednesday suffering from high blood pressure and a rapid heartbeat.
Ali, singer with soulful voice, to marry salaried man
Ali, a singer noted for her soulful voice, will get married next month, her agency said Friday. Her husband-to-be is not a celebrity but a salaried man, it said. Only family members and close friends are invited to the wedding slated for May 11 in Seoul.
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