K Celeb Archives | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category K Celeb

‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon-ho Leads Call for Investigation into Lee Sun-kyun’s Death

‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon-ho Leads Call for Investigation into Lee Sun-kyun’s Death

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) –Prominent figures in the Korean cultural and arts community, including director Bong Joon-ho, have called for a thorough investigation into the death of actor Lee Sun-kyun, who committed suicide amidst a police investigation for alleged drug use. On January 12, the newly-formed Association of Solidarity of Cultural Artists held a [...]

G-Dragon Donates 300 mln Won to Create Foundation to Fight Drug Abuse

G-Dragon Donates 300 mln Won to Create Foundation to Fight Drug Abuse

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop star G-Dragon will donate 300 million won (US$230,000) to set up a foundation to fight against drug abuse, which is a growing concern in South Korea, once considered a country relatively free of drugs, his agency said Monday. G-Dragon named the anti-drug foundation “JusPeace Foundation,” a word that [...]

Korail Employee Reinstated After Unauthorized Access to BTS Member RM’s Personal Information

Korail Employee Reinstated After Unauthorized Access to BTS Member RM’s Personal Information

SEOUL, Dec. 25 (Korea Bizwire) –An employee of the Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail), identified only as Mr. A, who was previously dismissed for unauthorized access to the personal information of RM, a member of the globally renowned K-pop group BTS, has been reinstated following a review. On December 22, it was revealed through documents obtained [...]

Actress Suzy’s Hanbok Photoshoot to Decorate Times Square on Christmas Eve

Actress Suzy’s Hanbok Photoshoot to Decorate Times Square on Christmas Eve

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) –The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of South Korea announced that photos of actress Suzy wearing traditional Korean attire, hanbok, will be featured on the electronic billboards at Times Square in New York on Christmas Eve. The images will be displayed from 6 a.m. on December 24 to 2 [...]

San Francisco Giants Welcome Korean Baseball Star Lee Jung-hoo with Animation and Fanfare

San Francisco Giants Welcome Korean Baseball Star Lee Jung-hoo with Animation and Fanfare

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The San Francisco Giants officially announced the signing of Lee Jung-hoo, a star from the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), on December 15 (Korean time), marking the occasion with a unique welcome animation. The animation begins with Lee, donned in the Heroes’ signature purple uniform, hitting [...]

Secret Behind Faker’s Triumph Is Learning From Process Rather Than From Outcome

Secret Behind Faker’s Triumph Is Learning From Process Rather Than From Outcome

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Esports star ‘Faker’ (Lee Sang-hyeok), who clinched victory last weekend in the League of Legends (LoL) World Championship, commonly referred to as the ‘LoLdcup,’ revealed the secret behind his triumph, stating, “I can learn a lot when I make it a goal to focus on the process regardless of the [...]

Whether You’re a Current Big Leaguer or Aspiring Big Leaguer, the First Step is to Learn English

Whether You’re a Current Big Leaguer or Aspiring Big Leaguer, the First Step is to Learn English

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – With a former South Korean club teammate of his poised to join him in Major League Baseball (MLB), San Diego Padres infielder Kim Ha-seong offered some practical advice Monday. Kim held a press conference in Seoul to commemorate his historic Gold Glove win from earlier this month. Kim beat [...]

NewJeans Wins Top Global K-Pop Artist at 2023 Billboard Music Awards

NewJeans Wins Top Global K-Pop Artist at 2023 Billboard Music Awards

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Rookie girl group NewJeans has emerged as the inaugural winner of the Top Global K-Pop Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), outperforming BTS’ Jimin, Stray Kids, Tomorrow X Together and TWICE. Top Global K-pop Artist was one of the four K-pop category awards newly established this year. [...]

League of Legends World Championship Finals in Seoul: T1 Triumphs in Spectacular Showdown, Setting Records and Cementing Esports Legacy

League of Legends World Championship Finals in Seoul: T1 Triumphs in Spectacular Showdown, Setting Records and Cementing Esports Legacy

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, brimmed with excitement from early afternoon on November 19th for the culmination of the League of Legends World Championship, the globe’s premier esports event. The 18,000-seat arena filled rapidly, while Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul mirrored the fervor. Despite the biting winds, [...]