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Yoo Seung Ho Opens Up About His Love Life And Growing Up As A Child Actor
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Yoo Seung Ho Opens Up About His Love Life And Growing Up As A Child Actor

Yoo Seung Ho sat down for an interview with news outlet Star News after the finale of his drama Ruler: Master of the Mask. He talked about everything from growing up as a child actor, his love life, and the kinds of roles he would like to play in the future.

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Yoo Seung Ho is often picked as one of the best child actors who grew up to become great actors, but Yoo Seung Ho revealed that it wasnt easy for him to go from a child actor to the actor he is now. I wouldnt recommend being a child actor. As a child actor, if you do well, its hard to break that image [as a child actor], and if you dont do well, its hard to continue on as an actor. When I started doing adult roles, I had a hard time and received a lot of criticism. Now that Ive already gone through that, I feel more at ease and have a wider range of options to choose from.

Exo Wins “The War”
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Exo Wins “The War”

SM is killing it this second half of the year, giving each of their groups a chance to shine with really solid comebacks. Exo, of course, is no exception, as their latest summer album The War is jam packed amazing tracks that will be sure to find places in your favourites playlist.

As always, the group dropped two versions of their mini album — one in Korean and the other in Chinese. Although Lay, the sole Chinese member, will not be featuring in this album nor promoting with the team for this comeback cycle (an issue which raised many eyebrows, but that is a story for another day), SM seems to still want to cater to the Chinese audience, no doubt because the astronomical fanbase there. This is a strategic move as it ensures that Chinese fans stay connected with the group despite THAAD. From a musical perspective, there are actually a few songs that sound better in Chinese for me; something about the softer and smoother tones of the Chinese lyrics round out better than the sharper sounds of the Korean lyrics.

Workers Use Less Than Half of Paid Holidays
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Workers Use Less Than Half of Paid Holidays

Korean workers are entitled to an average of 15.1 days of paid holidays but in fact use only about half or 7.9 days, a survey suggests. One in every three workers cannot afford to take more than five days off a year and 11 percent cannot afford even a day's leave.

The findings are based on a poll of 1,000 workers aged 20-59 who have worked in their jobs for more than a year by the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade.

Some 44.8 percent blamed a suffocating working environment for forgoing their leave, and 43.1 percent a heavy workload and lack of substitutes. But forgoing their holidays led to unhappiness (49.9 percent), stress and low efficiency (38.5 percent) or health problems (33.3 percent).

Watch: New RBW-Associated Girl Group P.O.P Releases MV Teaser For Debut Track Catch You
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Watch: New RBW-Associated Girl Group P.O.P Releases MV Teaser For Debut Track Catch You

A new girl group called P.O.P will be debuting very soon!

P.O.P has been trained and produced by MAMAMOOs agency RBW, but it will be managed by DWM Entertainment. The six-member group will be releasing their first mini album Puzzle Of POP on July 26.

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You can watch the music video teaser for their debut track Catch You below!

You can also check out the highlight medley of their first mini album below.

Ji Chang Wook Reveals What He Thinks Are His Best Physical Attributes
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Ji Chang Wook Reveals What He Thinks Are His Best Physical Attributes

Ji Chang Wook appeared on MBCs Section TV on July 23 and revealed which part of his body hes most confident in.

Ji Chang Wook chose his eyes and shoulders as his best physical features. When the interviewer showed him a question from a netizen asking, What can I do do get double eyelids like Ji Chang Wook? he responded, For double eyelids, you would have to go to a plastic surgeon, but it probably wont turn out like mine.

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Dong Ha From Suspicious Partner Talks About Ji Chang Wook And Nam Ji Hyun + His Take On His Villain Role
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Dong Ha From Suspicious Partner Talks About Ji Chang Wook And Nam Ji Hyun + His Take On His Villain Role

SBSs Suspicious Partner was a drama that made actor Dong Ha truly shine.

Dong Ha played Jeong Hyun Soo, a serial killer who takes revenge on his friends who gang raped his first love. Many viewers were very impressed with the way he took on the role and became curious about this seemingly new actor.

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Dong Ha talked about the main leads of the drama, Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun, saying, Weve never practiced the scenes together before going into shooting, but the actions and reactions still turned out nice. I think I did well thanks to the energy of those great actors. [] Ji Chang Wook especially has a great mindset. As someone who filmed with him for three months, I can say that he seems like a really good person. Hes handsome, good at acting, and is a really good person, so Im jealous. He has everything.

Park Seo Joon And Kang Ha Neul Bromantically Compliment Each Other
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Park Seo Joon And Kang Ha Neul Bromantically Compliment Each Other

Actors Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul appeared on the July 23 broadcast of Section TV to promote their upcoming film Midnight Runners.

When asked to rate his chemistry with Kang Ha Neul, Park Seo Joon gave it a score of 100 out of 100. Now this is chemistry, Kang Ha Neul said proudly.

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The co-stars were then asked to give each other compliments. Park Seo Joon said, Ha Neul is really handsome. He does a lot of good deeds, too, to which Kang Ha Neul responded, Park Seo Joon is really sexy. He has such a pretty forehead.

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Record Minimum Wage Hike Approved

The government on Saturday approved a record 16.4 percent hike in the minimum wage next year or an increase of W1,060 to W7,530 (US$1=W1,136). This is the first time ever that the minimum wage has risen by more than W1,000 over a year.

Korea introduced a minimum wage in 1988, and the biggest hike so far was in 2000, shortly after the 1998 Asian financial crisis, when it rose by W265. The fresh increase is part of President Moon Jae-in's plan to raise the minimum wage to W10,000 an hour by 2020.

Cre.Ker Entertainments Upcoming Group The Boyz Is Overwhelmingly Popular Even Before Debut
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Cre.Ker Entertainments Upcoming Group The Boyz Is Overwhelmingly Popular Even Before Debut

Cre.Ker Entertainments upcoming boy group The Boyzs popularity is skyrocketing!

On July 22, the group held their first V Live broadcast with all 12 members.

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The Boyz made their way to Blue Square in Hannam at 1 p.m. that day and were met with more than 1000 fans even though they had only prepared enough food for 200 fans. At 4 p.m. they moved to the U-Plex plaza in Sinchon and were surrounded by so many people that the event had to be halted due to safety concerns.

July Female Advertisement Model Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed
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July Female Advertisement Model Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed

gugudans Kim Sejeong has topped female advertisement model brand reputation rankings for the month of July!

The Korean Business Research Institute analyzed 18,205,236 sources of data from June 21 to July 22, looking at interaction, communication, and community indexes.

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Kim Sejeong came out on top with a total brand reputation index of 910,145. Kim Ji Won followed up in second place with a total score of 882,029, while Lee Si Young came in third place with a score of 852,001.