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Korean drama fever hits US

Suk Park, cofounder of DramaFever, speaks during a group interview at the Broadcast Worldwide 2014 trade fair held in Seoul September 3-5. Korea Creative Content Agency/The Korea Herald

Korean TV dramas have been popular across Asia for the past decade, with series like “Autumn in My Heart,” “Jewel in the Palace” and the most recent “My Love from the Star” all being major hits. Now, Korean dramas are paving the way across the US, triggered by new platforms such as on-demand Internet streaming media.

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What is the truth behind Kim Hyun-joong’s alleged assault?


News that the famous Korean actor beat up his girlfriend came as a shock to his fans

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Four PH films in Busan, three in competition

MILO Sogueco’s “Mariquina,” which stars Ricky Davao, competes in New Currents section.

Filipino films will be shown at the 19th Busan (South Korea) International Film Festival, to be held Oct. 2 to 11.

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PH film ‘Rekorder’ wins in South Korea

Ronnie Quizon in Mikhael Red’s “Rekorder”. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Filipino filmmaker Mikhail Red wins the Excellent Asia-Pacific Young Director Award for “Rekorder” at the Gwangju International Film Festival held recently in South Korea, a reliable source told the INQUIRER on Tuesday.

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Thai celebrity arrested, fined for doing ice bucket challenge in South Korea

A screengrab from a video posted by Rattapoom.

Popular Thai actor-cum-singer Rattapoom Tokongsup has claimed that he was arrested and fined 5,000 baht (about P6,800) by the South Korean police after he performed an ice bucket challenge on Saturday.

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