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EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’

EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose'. SM Entertainment/The Korea Herald

K-pop boy band EXO has postponed the release date of its EP “Overdose” album out of respect for the passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol, the group’s talent agency said Friday.

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Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at South Korea festival

Lady Gaga and Psy FILE PHOTO

US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors.

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K-Pop stars big in Japan bridge diplomatic divide


Thousands of K-Pop fans flocked to a major concert by top South Korean music stars in Japan this week, with organizers and fans alike calling it a “bridge” for two nations locked in a never-ending diplomatic squabble.

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Discovery Channel launches ‘Manhunt’ with Joel Lambert

A Manhunt behind-the-scene shot of former U.S. Navy Seal and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert

The all-new Discovery Channel series “Manhunt with Joel Lambert,” pits former U.S. Navy Seal and escape and evasion expert Joel Lambert in a real-life, extreme version of hide-and-seek against some of the globe’s most elite military and law enforcement tracking units – the Philippines Army Scout Rangers, South Korean National Police SWAT, Panama’s anti-drug trafficking unit Servicio Nacional de Fronteras, Poland’s border guard, the Straz Graniczna, and more.

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South Korea TV station takes flak for reality show suicide

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A top South Korean television station faced a storm of media criticism on Thursday following the shock suicide of a female contestant on its popular reality matchmaking show.

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Super Junior’s LeeTeuk bids farewell to late family members


The leader of popular South Korean boy band Super Junior bade farewell Wednesday to his father and grandparents who died in a suspected murder-suicide this week.

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Busan film fest grows on goodwill of Asia’s stars

Producers and actors of Busan International Film Festival's opening movie "Vara: A Blessing," from left, Indian actress Shahana Goswami, American producer David Urrutia, Indian actor Devesh Ranjan, American producer Nanette Nelms and Indian executive producer Suresh Jindal pose for photographers at a press conference at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. "Vara: A Blessing" is the third feature film by Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu. AP

What would be the price for hiring Asia’s biggest movie stars to host the region’s largest film event?

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PH drama ‘Transit’ emerges as front-runner for Busan film prize


An emotionally charged drama from the Philippines about migrant families fighting to stay together in Israel has emerged as a front-runner for the top prize at Asia’s premier film festival this week.

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Asia’s biggest film fest opens in Busan

People attend the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.  AP

Fireworks lit up the night sky and movie stars graced the red carpet as Asian’s biggest film festival kicked off Thursday night in the South Korean city of Busan.

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‘Grandmaster’ leads Golden Horse film nominees

In this Sunday, June 16, 2013 file photo, from left, Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo and Hong Kong actor Tony Leung pose for the media upon their arrival on the red carpet event for 2013 Chinese Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Sunday, Wong Kar-wai's martial-arts epic "The Grandmaster" received a leading 11 nominations for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, including best picture. AP

Wong Kar-wai’s martial-arts epic “The Grandmaster” received a leading 11 nominations for Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, including best picture. Other contenders include Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin” and Anthony Chen’s “Ilo Ilo,” each with six nominations.

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Adolfo Alix Jr. joins Busan shorts jury

Filmmaker Adolfo Alix. INQUIRER file photo

Filipino filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. was chosen to be part of the jury for the short film section of the 18th Busan film fest next month. Alix joins French producer Pascale Faure and Korean filmmaker Jung Ji-woo in the jury for the Sonje Awards for best shorts from Korea and Asia. Alix was an honoree in the first and third Inquirer Indie Bravo! Tribute. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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‘Sana Dati’ in Busan

A promo photo of 2013 Cinemalaya best film (Directors’ Showcase) winner “Sana Dati”  PHOTO BY HUB PACHECO TAKEN FROM FACEBOOK.COM

Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati,” top winner in the Directors’ Showcase division of this year’s Cinemalaya fest, was chosen to participate in the A Window on Asian Cinema section of the 18th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, October 3 to 12. The fest website says “Sana Dati,” as “the last in Tarog’s ‘Camera Trilogy,’ [...]

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