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Non-Actor TV Personality Lee Kwang-soo Popular as ‘Prince’ in South Asia

Non-Actor TV Personality Lee Kwang-soo Popular as ‘Prince’ in South Asia

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Kwang-soo, a Korean entertainer known for his friendly image on the TV variety show Running Man, has become a ‘prince’ celebrity in South Asian countries, being featured in several TV commercials in Hong Kong, Malaysia and China. Although Lee is not as exceptionally handsome as other K-wave stars [...]

Leessang’s Gary First Korean Spokesperson for China’s QQ.com

Leessang’s Gary First Korean Spokesperson for China’s QQ.com

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Gary from Korean hip-hop duo Leessang has been selected as a commercial model for Chinese portal site QQ.com. The “Running Man” star became the first Korean brand spokesperson for QQ. According to Leessang Company, Gary, who enjoys popularity in Greater China thanks to the SBS entertainment program Running Man, was [...]

Kim Jong-kook of “Running Man” Ranked No. 2 on Baidu Most Searched Keywords List

Kim Jong-kook of “Running Man” Ranked No. 2 on Baidu Most Searched Keywords List

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Jong-kook, Korea’s singer and TV personality, was ranked No. 2 among most searched keywords on China’s Baidu search engine. Normally, the ranking was filled with idol star names from China and Korea, with no 30-something celebrities like him ever on the list. Kim gained fame after his appearance on [...]

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, [...]

Cho In-Sung and More Korean Celebrities Say, “Take the Ice Bucket and Show Support”

Cho In-Sung and More Korean Celebrities Say, “Take the Ice Bucket and Show Support”

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The rapidly spreading social philanthropic movement, “Ice Bucket Challenge” hits South Korea and is daring some of the most famous celebrities and sports stars to take the challenge and participate in its goodwill. One of the most-favored actors of Koreans, Cho In-Sung, posted an video of him getting a bucket [...]