Taiwan actress Ouyang Nana makes ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019’ list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese musician and actress Ouyang Nana (歐陽娜娜) has been named one of the most outstanding young leaders in the Entertainment and Sports category of the “Forbes 30...

Derulo reaches out to K-pop with 'Let's Shut Up & Dance'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Derulo is simultaneously looking ahead, looking back and looking across the ocean for his new project. In "Let's Shut Up & Dance," the pop singer collabo...

Court reviews arrest request on K-pop singer Jung Joon-young

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — K-pop singer Jung Joon-young is attending a South Korean court hearing on whether a warrant will be issued for his arrest on allegations he illegally shared sexually explicit...

S. Korean police questioning 2 K-pop stars in sex scandals

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Two K-pop stars are facing police questioning over a series of interlocking scandals that have roiled South Korea. Live TV footage showed singer Jung Joon-y...

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dancers in hot pants. Factories pumping out Air Jordan lookalikes. TV dramas that are actually fun to watch. North Korean pop culture, long dismissed by...

UMG pre-Grammy showcase features Post Malone, BLACKPINK, YG

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Music Group's annual pre-Grammy showcase featured several artists, including Post Malone, YG and K-Pop sensation BLACKPINK, who made its first U.S. debut performance. ...

Under China's eye: Korean music companies exercise caution with Taiwanese K-pop stars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Major music corporations in Korea are coming under increased scrutiny by Chinese government officials for the language used to describe K-Pop stars from Taiwan. Accordi...

K-Pop idols Super Junior to be 1st Korean 'Artist of the Year' at Taiwan's KKBOX Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At this year’s annual KKBOX Music Awards, the award for “Artist of the Year Award” will go to the Korean K-POP super group Super Junior, it has been anno...

Baby pudu named for Korean pop star debuts at LA Zoo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans of a Korean pop star have raised more than $2,000 to name a baby deer at the Los Angeles Zoo after their favorite doe-eyed singer. The zoo's new baby pudu was...

Convicted 'pretty boy' sex offender nabbed in NE Taiwan after fleeing 300km

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A convicted sex offender, who preys on teen girls by disguising himself to look like an effeminate K-pop idol, was captured today in northeast Taiwan after breaking his ankle m...

One more sign K-Pop is here to stay, a contract with Mattel

NEW YORK (AP) — The trappings of success continue to arrive for K-pop sensation BTS, the latest a contract with the toy company Mattel which secured rights to produce dolls of the boy band. ...

Taiwan's Chou Tzu-yu is one of the most beautiful faces of 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese K-pop idol Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜) was ranked as the second most beautiful face of 2018 by TC Candler. On Dec.27, TC Candler, a British independent critic published...

Doo doo doo doo doo doo: 'Baby Shark' bites into the culture

NEW YORK (AP) — In the wise words of James Corden, there comes along a song every so often that defines a generation. Doo doo doo doo doo doo. The late-night TV hos...

K-Pop idols BTS involved in tour bus collision after Taiwan concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The popular Korean group of idols BTS ran into a bit of trouble on the roads of Taiwan following a show in Taoyuan on Dec. 9, after completing the last Taiwan stop on thei...

Ex-intel chief in South Korea found dead in possible suicide

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A former South Korean military intelligence chief has been found dead in a possible suicide. Former Defense Security Command head Gen. Lee Jae-su was being ...