Competitors about going on stage for their performance.
Beneath its glitz and glamour, the K-pop industry is also known for its cutthroat competition, a lack of privacy, online bullying and relentless public pressure to maintain a wholesome image at all times and at any cost.
Sulli, a popular K-pop star and former child actress who had long been the target of abusive online comments was found dead on Monday, with her death sending shockwaves through fans around the world.
"I think a day where (people) would be ashamed of the K-show business will surely come," a South Korean online user wrote in the wake of the star's death.
But for Kenny Pham, a finalist from the US at last week's contest, K-pop's diversity -- with some tunes having dark themes, while others were "cute" or sensual -- is what gives him a sense of liberation.
California native Tiffany Young has returned to the US looking for solo success after a successful career in South Korea with K-pop band Girls’ Generation.
North Korea won’t send its women’s soccer team to a regional competition set to take place in South Korea in December. The East Asian Football Federation said on Wednesday that North Korea informed it in mid-September that it won’t take part
Horton, who took silver behind Sun at the weekend, refused to step onto the top step of the podium for photos after the medal ceremony in Gwangju, as doping allegations swirl around Sun.
'Secondhand' by Adam Minter is a compelling argument for tempering acquisitions, especially now that global warming compels people to rethink how we live.
The insect-eaten money fluttered in pieces to the floor. For global music star Angelique Kidjo, that image of her grandmother having to use a closet as a bank is driving her desire to see African women leap the many obstacles to obtaining credit - and respect.
Cine idols Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth added star power at the inauguration of the 50th edition of International Film Festival Of India (IFFI) on November 20.