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Earnings in Show Business Show Heavy Imbalance between Celebrity Level, Gender

Earnings in Show Business Show Heavy Imbalance between Celebrity Level, Gender

SEJONG, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The glitz of show business isn’t the same for everyone in the industry, where earnings are heavily imbalanced between A-listers and those who are not, income tax filings for 2015 showed Monday.  A total of 15,423 people, whose reported jobs were actors and actresses, reported an annual income that [...]

Comeback of First Generation Idols Triggers Nostalgia amid Economic Slump

Comeback of First Generation Idols Triggers Nostalgia amid Economic Slump

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – When times are hard, people look back and start immersing themselves in nostalgia, because reality simply doesn’t feel good enough.  The recent comebacks of first generation K-pop idols amidst the worst economic downturn that Korea has suffered since the 2008 financial crisis are offering a trip down memory lane, [...]

‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – “Running Man,” a South Korean variety show enjoying pan-Asia popularity, hit a snag this week following revelations its producers failed to properly communicate their plans with the cast.  On Wednesday, SBS TV announced that Kang Ho-dong, a popular show host and former traditional Korean wrestling champion, would join the [...]

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

2NE1 Disbands after 7 Yrs, Park Bom to Leave YG Entertainment

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean girl group 2NE1 has officially disbanded, its agency revealed on Friday, confirming that only two of the three remaining members will continue their careers with the company.  With Gong Minzy leaving in April and the remaining members’ contracts expiring on Nov. 5, the group and management agreed [...]