In the third of five retrospective articles, we recall some of the entertainment stories that caught our eye in 2013.
Korean box office records were broken in 2013. Korean films accounted for 59.5 percent of box office takings, with the feel-good drama Miracle in Cell 7 gaining 12.8 million admissions.
Girls Generation won the inaugural YouTube award for best video.
Simon and Martina from Eat your Kimchi had a European tour to meet their fans.
British girl group Little Mix released a Korean version of their song.
One of the top viral videos of the year was a military parody of Les Misérables.
Comedian and film director Shim Hyung-rae filed for bankruptcy after the financial flop of his films D-War and The Last Godfather.
Psy reached the landmark of 3 billion YouTube views, but his Gentleman video was banned by KBS for abuse of public property. He appeared on a set of Korean stamps, at dinner with the President Obama, cracked some nuts during the Superbowl, but was booed by Italian fans awaiting their football cup final.
Rain was caught bunking off military duty to see his girlfriend Kim Tae-hee and other singers were caught in a massage parlour while on duty. The Ministry of Defence scrapped the position of “entertainment soldiers” as a result.
Kim Hye-soo apologised for plagiarising her MA thesis on actor communication.
A Korean album cover from 1972 made the list of Worst Christmas Album Covers of All Time.