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Prosecutors are seeking an 18-month jail sentence for actress Ok So-ri, who admits adultery, and six months in jail and two years’ probation for her paramour, a singer identified as Jung. Korea is one of a handful of countries where adultery remains a crime after the Constitutional Court, ruling on a petition from Ok, rallied an insufficient majority to throw out the elderly law.

 

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Korean dramas are full of entertainment, with cliched yet dramatic plots, cute and handsome male characters, both main and supporting, and always a young pretty heroine.

Actress Song Hye-kyo, left, and Hyun Bin to star in new drama “Worlds Within”

Actress Song Hye-kyo, left, and Hyun Bin to star in new drama “Worlds Within”

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By Bae Ji-sook
Staff Reporter, The Korea Times

The entertainment industry is abuzz over “dance machine” Rain‘s hot track “Rainism,” which has recently been banned from sale to teenagers over its lewd lyrics. The singer agreed to change a few phrases for his underage fans at concerts but expressed regret over the government’s decision on the already chart-topping record.

Rain's "Rainism" album

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Celebrating its ninth year, the CCTV-MTV Music Honors was ablaze with the star-studded line-up of top Asian artists. With a nearly 6000-strong audience, the 9th CCTV-MTV Music Honors proudly presented the big winners of each honor which took place at the Beijing Worker’s Gymnasium at 7.30pm on November 17.

Super Junior M on the red carpet

Super Junior M on the red carpet

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By Song Woong-ki, The Korea Herald

Kang Byung-kyu, host of KBS’ popular variety show Vitamine,” has admitted to illegal internet gambling.

Host Kang Byung-kyu (left) -- Photo from k-popped

Host Kang Byung-kyu (left) -- Photo from k-popped

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By Chung Ah-young
Staff Reporter, The Korea Times

Forever the Moment,” directed by Yim Soon-rye, won the Best Film Award at the 2008 Blue Dragon Awards on Thursday (November 20) evening.

Actor Kim Yun-seok, left, and actress Sohn Ye-jin, right, at the 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards. (Korea Times/Yonhap)

Actor Kim Yun-seok, left, and actress Sohn Ye-jin, right, at the 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards. (Korea Times/Yonhap)

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A recent study shows that comedian Yoo Jae-seok and singer Lee Hyo-ri were chosen by Korean TV viewers as their two favorite TV advertisement models in the second half of 2008.

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Lee Hyo-ri and Yoo Jae-seok (KBS)

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