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Entertainment Industry on High Alert against Likely Reprisals from China

Entertainment Industry on High Alert against Likely Reprisals from China

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Rumors and speculation that China will retaliate against Korean cultural content for the recent THAAD battery deployment decision is rapidly spreading through the entertainment industry. And although the majority of the rumors have turned out to be false, the industry, which relies heavily on the export of K-pop and [...]

YG Entertainment Invests in Korean Remake of ‘Scarlet Heart’

YG Entertainment Invests in Korean Remake of ‘Scarlet Heart’

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – YG Entertainment said Monday it will invest in the upcoming South Korean remake of the Chinese soap opera “Scarlet Heart,” starring actor Lee Joon-gi and singer-songwriter IU. The South Korean entertainment agency will join NBCUniversal and a local production company in financing and producing the show, which will air [...]

Celebrity Launched Cosmetic Brands Also on Their Way to Stardom

Celebrity Launched Cosmetic Brands Also on Their Way to Stardom

SEOUL, Nov. 2  (Korea Bizwire) - With Korean cosmetics products creating a buzz in the international market due to the so-called ‘K-Beauty’ craze, domestic entertainment businesses and celebrities are launching their own brands. These brands have been attracting a lot of attention from the start, thanks to their popular creators. J.ONE, the cosmetics brand launched in [...]

When Girl Groups Don’t Appear as Girly as They Used to

When Girl Groups Don’t Appear as Girly as They Used to

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl groups are like fashion. One day you’re in, the next day you’re out. By that logic, Girls’ Generation has outlived people’s expectations, topping music charts, local or international, eight years after its debut. But even the act once considered the most invincible is being dethroned — “Party,” GG’s [...]