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Gap Between Rich and Poor Nowhere More Pronounced Than Star-Driven Entertainment Industry

Gap Between Rich and Poor Nowhere More Pronounced Than Star-Driven Entertainment Industry

Seoul, Oct. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite a commonly spoken refrain that roughly translates to “the most pointless worrying in the world is worrying over celebrities”, a National Tax Service (NTS) document revealing the stark gap in earnings of the top 10 percent of entertainers compared to the rest of the field is challenging the [...]

S. Korea Mulls Measures Against China’s THAAD Retaliation: Source

S. Korea Mulls Measures Against China’s THAAD Retaliation: Source

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is mulling countermeasures in response to suspicions that China is retaliating against the decision reached with the United States to deploy an advanced anti-missile defense system on its soil, a diplomatic source said Monday.  In July, South Korea and the U.S. announced a plan to station a [...]

Korean Cast of “Running Man” to Meet Members of China’s “Run, Brother” in Jeju

Korean Cast of “Running Man” to Meet Members of China’s “Run, Brother” in Jeju

SEOUL, Sep. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean members of “Running Man,” one of the most popular South Korean TV variety shows, are meeting Chinese members of “Run, Brother,” a Chinese version of Running Man, in Jeju island, creating online buzz about the episode among avid fans from Korea and China.  The location for this episode, [...]

Paintings of Korean Movie Stars Sell Like Hotcakes

Paintings of Korean Movie Stars Sell Like Hotcakes

SEOUL, Korea, Mar 13, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – In a depressed economy, the art world can’t be free from slow business. Most artists complain it’s getting hard to make a living on proceeds from paintings alone. But there is one segment that’s prospering despite all that. That’s the so-called entertainer-artists who hold exhibits in top-class [...]