KIM JONG UN

  • Since you won't get to see 'The Interview', here are 5 other films with plots to kill real world leaders 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Kim Jong Un isn't alone. Queen Elizabeth II, Saddam Hussein and Pope Pius XIII have also been the targets of wacky assassination attempts on film. But those world leaders actually made it to the multiplex, while the demise of the North Korean dictator in Sony Pictures' beleaguered 'The Interview'...
  • Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview' 10 hours 50 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Describing the lonely work of leading a company through a devastating cyberattack, Sony Pictures Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton on Friday said the Hollywood studio did not make a mistake in pulling satirical film "The Interview." Lynton, speaking in a lengthy interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, was responding to...
  • Forget the politics, Sony executives say N.Korea comedy 'desperately unfunny' Yesterday

    Seoul:The comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader is "desperately unfunny" and would have flopped overseas if it had not been cancelled, according to leaked e-mails of international executives of Sony Pictures. Sony Corp scrapped its Christmas Day release of 'The Interview,' following threats by hackers who have leaked...
  • How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview' 3 days ago

    A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about 'The Interview' the likelihood of trouble seemed remote. "You're always hoping nothing horrible is going to happen, obviously," said Rogen. "If something horrible happened and they were like, `It's inappropriate to release this movie...
  • Sony spoof 'The Interview' makes North Korea butt of the joke December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: As the end credits roll for Sony Pictures' comedy 'The Interview,' the audience giggles at the standard disclaimer stating that any resemblance of the film's characters to real people is coincidental. The raunchy comedy's villain is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a creative choice that sparked a real-life...
  • There's just one Kim Jong Un. North Korea orders everyone sharing leader's name to change it: report December 4, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea has ordered people who share the name of leader Kim Jong Un to change their names, South Korea's state-run KBS television reported on Wednesday. North Korea imposed similar bans on the use of the names of its two former leaders, Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim...
  • North Korea's Kim makes second walking stick-aided appearance October 17, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's state media on Friday reported another public appearance by leader Kim Jong-Un, his second in four days after an extended absence that has seen him re-emerge with a walking stick. The North's ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun ran front page pictures of a smiling Kim, a black cane...
  • Kim Jong Un's recent public appearance raise speculations over his long absence October 16, 2014

    Days after Kim Jong Un made his public appearance after a long period of absence, speculations have arisen over his disappearing act. ...
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un makes public appearance after 40 days sparking speculation about his health; seen walking with a stick October 14, 2014

    Pyongyang: A photo published Tuesday by the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea showed top leader Kim Jong Un looking healthy except for using a walking stick after disappearing from public view for over 40 days. Kim walked with the stick when he visited a newly built residential district for...
  • After over a month, North Korea leader Kim Jong appears in public October 14, 2014

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country. Several pictures on the front page of Tuesday's...
  • No early sign of 'missing' Kim Jong-Un on key party date October 10, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's ruling party celebrated its 69th anniversary on Friday with no early sign that "missing" leader Kim Jong-Un might finally resurface after more than a month out of the public eye Kim's unexplained absence has fed a cycle of rumour and wild speculation that only a country as...
  • Eyes on Kim Jong Un as North Korea gets ready for 69th anniversary of ruling party October 9, 2014

    Tokyo: As North Korea's ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month. Kim's absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media...
  • Watch: A viral video had proclaimed that North Korea was in the World Cup finals. Did the North Koreans believe it? July 14, 2014

    While the world was gearing up for a Germany vs. Netherlands World Cup final, North Korea was looking forward to defeating Portugal according to the country's news channels! A YouTube video where a North Korean news channel was airing news of North Korea reaching the football World Cup went viral....
  • North Korea leader Kim JongUn replaces his defence minister June 25, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's leader Kim JongUn has replaced his defence minister, a report said on Wednesday. The latest in a series of senior military reshuffles since Kim came to power in late 2011. General Hyon YongChol replaced Jang JongNam as Minister of the People's Armed Forces, the South's Yonhap news...
  • Bullets, babes, bromance and a plan to kill a powerful dictator: Seth Rogen and James Franco in 'The Interview' June 13, 2014

    "Okay, lets go kill Kim JongUn," says James Franco in the trailer of the upcoming film 'The Interview'.Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the story revolves around two celebrity tabloid show hosts, who are on their way to North Korea to get the biggest scoop an interview with...
  • North Korean agents tell a London hairdresser to remove Dear Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's 'bad hair day' poster April 16, 2014

    It seems the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is spreading his tentacles of total obedience even in distant England. A hairdresser in Ealing was visited by two North Korean officials after he used a photo of Kim Jong-un to attract customers having a 'bad hair day', reports The Telegraph. He...
  • All university male students in North Korea are now required by law to get the same goofy haircut as supreme leader Kim Jong Un March 27, 2014

    It could well be an Onion story. According to various media reports, all university men in North Korea will now have to get the same hairstyle as their Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The middle-parted, sides-shaved haircut isn't the greatest thing in fashion right now but the Time Magazine reported...
  • Photoshop fail? 5 insanely hilarious poster tributes to Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa showing world leaders bowing before her February 25, 2014

    It was Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa 66th birthday yesterday and her fans didn't spare any opportunity to make the day special for the politician. Apart from the huge Parliament-shaped cake that the 66-year-old cut on her birthday, she also got to see photoshopped hoardings and posters of her...
  • North Korea rejects UN human rights report as 'lies and fabrications' February 22, 2014

    North Korea on Saturday rejected the findings of a UN panel, which accused the state of crimes against humanity that evoked Naziera atrocities, saying they were based on "lies and fabrications deliberately cooked up by hostile forces and riffraffs." North Korean security chiefs and even Kim Jong Un should face international...
  • UN warns North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on accountability of spreading crimes February 18, 2014

    A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation, ranging from systematic executions to torture, rape and mass starvation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's...
  • UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability February 17, 2014

    Geneva: A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's leader. But in a letter accompanying a yearlong...
  • Watch: Former NBA star Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim Jongun on North Korea visit January 9, 2014

    Former US basketball star Dennis Rodman sang Happy Birthday to his longtime friend and North Korean leader Kim Jongun. Rodman was visiting The 52yearold sports star brought a team of fellow former National Basketball Association stars to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, to mark the controversial leader's special day with...
  • North Korean leader says purge was a cleansing of 'filth' January 1, 2014

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first reference to the execution of his powerful uncle in a New Year's address, saying the reclusive state's ruling party had become stronger after it was purged of "factional filth." And he called for better relations with South Korea, warning that another war...
  • North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purge December 13, 2013

    North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards. Jang Song Thaek, considered the second most powerful man in the...
  • North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle as a 'traitor' December 13, 2013

    Pyongyang: North Korea said on Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2 official. In a sharp reversal of the longheld popular image of Jang Song...
  • North Korea says Kim's powerful uncle dismissed for 'criminal acts' December 9, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea on Monday excoriated Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a slew of criminal acts, confirming the spectacular downfall of the once second most powerful man in the reclusive state. The sacking of Jang for mismanaging the economy, corruption,...
  • North Korean dictator's ex-girlfriend executed over porn scandal August 30, 2013

    Sydney: According to reports by the South China Morning Post, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's Hyon Song-wol was gunned down in front of her family just three days after being arrested for breaching North Korean pornography laws. Hyon, was among a dozen well-known musicians who were executed by machine guns. The...
  • Friends who survived Korean war gather to remember it on 60th anniversary July 26, 2013

    Two decorated US war veterans who survived one of the worst battles of the Korean War found themselves among former foes at a memorial ceremony as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un launched the country's commemoration of the war's end 60 years ago. It's unusual for American veterans to attend official...
  • North, South Korea move to end rupture in ties June 7, 2013

    Seoul: North and South Korea announced on Thursday they were planning to hold talks for the first time since February 2011, signalling attempts to repair ties that have been ruptured for months. For months earlier this year, North Korea unleashed an almost daily stream of threats against the South and its...
  • 'China tried to convince N Korea to give up nuclear tests' June 4, 2013

    Beijing: China told an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jongun that Pyongyang should stop conducting nuclear and missile tests, but the North showed little sign of heeding the request, said a source with knowledge of the talks held late last month. Kim dispatched Choe Ryonghae, vice chairman of the country's...