Saturday, December 11, 2010

Benny Luo has created a DBSK Symbaloo Webmix due to popular demand!

But he needs the help of Cassiopeia! He wants everybody to suggest what 2 links to place on the 2 remaining empty tiles at the bottom! It can be forums or blogs but please make sure that they are popular and well known!

You can suggest to Benny Luo on his Twitter ( or E-mail him.

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Junsu wants to celebrate Xiahday with fans, nawwww
(Junsu) @Xiahday Although I wont be attending, I'll always treasure your great love in my heart..^^ Thank you so much..and I love you all. (4:48pm KST)

lol Kim Junsu, you're an awesome brother *nudges*
(Junho) ^^This isn't the only kind of thing I do, all of a sudden, I find myself walking on the runway these days keke It still feels awkward... (4:38pm KST)
(Junsu) @iamzunoya Hyung~ What's this? Were you on the runway? (5:50pm KST)

(Junho) @0101xiahtic The thing I asked you to do for me.. what's happened to it..ㅜㅜ I want to believe that it's well under way!!! (6:00pm KST)
(Junsu) @iamzunoya I'm in the process of writing it.. so wait~ (7:12pm KST)

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Friday, December 10, 2010

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JYJ’s Junsu will be heading overseas next for the Great White Way, as he’s been casted for a leading role in the Broadway musical, “Tears of Heaven“.

Considered to be the ambitious work of Seol Company’s CEO, Seol Do Yoon, and Core Content Media’s Kim Gwang Su, the production revolves around a love triangle set during the Vietnam War between a Korean soldier, a female Vietnamese singer, and an American officer. Junsu has been casted for the role of ‘Jun Hyung’, the Korean soldier that falls in love with the Vietnamese singer, ‘Lin’. ‘Jun Hyung’ later becomes a famous composer and the father to his daughter that he had with Lin.

Seol Company reportedly set aside $10 million USD for production costs alone. The musical is scheduled to open for December 27th in Korea, and will run for a month there before being taken overseas to Japan and Europe. A performance in the States by 2012 has been pinned as their ultimate goal.

Representatives of Seol Company revealed on December 10th, “We cannot give a confirmation statement right now regarding the cast line-up. All final casting decisions will be made public at the production conference to be held on the 13th. By February, this musical will be performed all over Asia, including Japan and Hong Kong. The ultimate goal is Broadway.”

Composer Frank Wildhorn of “Dracula” and “Jekyll & Hyde” will be producing the songs, while Junsu will be working alongside Broadway star Brad Little.

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iTunes Store Japan has announced the results for their “iTunes Rewind 2010″ chart, so we’ve got the ”2010 iTunes Top songs 100.”
Check it out!
1: “Butterfly” – Kimura Kaela
2: “Tamashii Revolution” – Superfly
3: “Ponytail to Shushu” – AKB48
4: “Zutto Suki datta” – Saito Kazuyoshi
5: “Heavy Rotation” – AKB48
7: “Mata Kimi ni Koishiteru” – Sakamoto Fuyumi
8: “Ring a Ding Dong” – Kimura Kaela
9: “Shunkashuutou” – Hilcrhyme
10: “Motto Tsuyoku” – EXILE
11: “Telephone” – Lady GaGa & Beyoncé
12: “Sunshine Girl” – moumoon
13: “Ato Hitotsu” – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
14: “Mister” – KARA
15: “Wildflower” – Superfly
16: “Poker Face” – Lady GaGa
17: “Taisetsu” – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS
19: “TiK ToK” – Ke$ha
20: “California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg)” – Katy Perry
21: “Manazashi” – Honey L Days
22: “Takaramono~Kono Koe ga Nakunarumade~” – NAOTO INTI RAYMI
23: “366-nichi” – HY
25: “We Are the World 25 for Haiti” – Artists for Haiti
26: “Loose leaf” – Hilcrhyme
27: “1001 no Violine” – THE BLUE HEARTS
29: “GENIE” – Shoujo Jidai
30: “Gee” – Shoujo Jidai
31: “Bad Romance” – Lady GaGa
32: “Sunao ni Narenakute” – Sugawara Sayuri
33: “Ai wo komete Hanataba wo” – Superfly
34: “Owari Hajimari” – Kariyushi58
35: “Chiisana Koi no Uta” – MONGOL800
36: “Daijoubu” – Hilcrhyme
37: “Sakura saku” – Kitano Kie
38: “Hanamizuki” – Hitoto Yo
39: “Arukuaraundo” – Sakanakushon
40: “Beginner” – AKB48
41: “Minna Sora no shita” – Ayaka
42: “Mahou no Ryouri~Kimi kara Kimi e~” – BUMP OF CHICKEN
43: “GO! GO! MANIAC” – Houkago tea Time
44: “Futatsu no Kuchibiru” – EXILE
45: “TSUBOMI feat.Kusuo” – lecca
47: “Kiseki” – GReeeeN
48: “Itsuno Hi mo” – Abe Mao
49: “Aitakatta (Idoling!!! version)” – AKBIdoling!!!
50: “Lollipop” – Koda Kumi
51: “Ai” – Hata Motohiro
52: “Break It” – Amuro Namie
53: “Gachizakura” – Shonan no Kaze
54: “Utauyo!!MIRACLE” – Houkago Tea Time
55: “Ichibu to Zenbu” – B’z
56: “Junrenka” – Shonan no Kaze
57: “Roll Over the Rainbow” – Superfly
58: “Hello,Again~Mukashi kara aru Basho” – My Little Lover
59: “Zankoku na Tenshi no thesis” – Takahashi Yoko
61: “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem & Rihanna
62: “Sukide, Sukide, Sukide” – Koda Kumi
63: “RIVER” – AKB48
64: “BRAVE HEART feat. Nishino Kana” – NERDHEAD
65: “I Wish For You” – EXILE
67: “NO, Thank You!” – Houkago Tea Time
68: “Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)” – Jay-Z
69: “Oogoe Diamond” – AKB48
70: “Hibiscus” – MINMI
71: “Nando demo” – DREAMS COME TRUE
72: “Toilet no Kamisama” – Uemura Kana
73: “Hymne a l’amour~Ai no Anthem~” - Utada Hikaru
74: “Identity” – Sakanakushon
75: “Noudouteki Sanpunkan” – Tokyo Jihen
76: “only my railgun” – fripSide
77: “Tentai Kansoku” – BUMP OF CHICKEN
78: “Listen!!” – Houkago Tea Time
79: “I Gotta Feeling” – The Black Eyed Peas
80: “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift
81: “Manifest” – RADWIMPS
82: “Baby” – Justin Bieber & Ludacris
83: “Straight” – Tortoise Matsumoto
84: “Just Dance” – Lady GaGa & Colby O’Donis
85: “Aitakute Ima” – MISIA
86: “Itsumademo Kawaranu Ai wo” – Kobukuro
87: “Misery” – Maroon 5
88: “LAYLA” – Kobukuro
89: “Share The World” – Tohoshinki
90: “Story” – AI
91: “FAKE feat. Amuro Namie” – AI
92: “Party In the U.S.A” – Miley Cyrus
93: “Haruka” – GReeeeN
94: “Suirenka” – Shonan no Kaze
95: “Someday” – EXILE
96: “Sakura no Shiori” – AKB48
97: “One day” – The ROOTLESS
98: “Way to Love” – Karasawa Miho
99: Uta utai no Ballad” – Saito Kazuyoshi
100: “Waving・Frag Coca・Cola(R)・Celebration・Mix~Sekai ni Hitotsu no Hata withAI” – K’Naan with AI

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Date: 19th December (noon)
Venue: To be announced
Participation method: From 11th December to 18th December (11am – 9pm), anyone who purchase a JYJ C version(The Beginning New Limited Edition) at synnara records will stand a chance in lucky draw to become one of the 200 lucky fans
Winner’s Notification: 18th December

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Date: 12/19 | 12/21
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Date: 12/19 | 12/21
Organized by: synnara

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(Junsu) I found Leo and Leon sleeping in each other's arms.. (8:30pm KST)
(Lyn) @0101xiahtic Awww. They're adorable! (8:37pm KST)
(Junsu) @lovelyn_twt I know, right?^^ Next time, I'll show you them in real life!! hahaha (8:55pm KST)

Junsu's Cats All Love Each Other♥
(Baby J) @0101xiahtic Dae~bak, Leo and Leon are so cuteBut it's so cool that they're hugging each other like that??!!!!!! They're so pretty, seriously^^ (9:25pm KST)
(Junsu) @babyj616 These guys are all male cats but they like each other so much~lol They sleep in each other's arms a lot (9:35pm KST)

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MTV K has finally released their footage of JYJ!

Says MTV K:

JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu) may be the biggest K-pop group to expand into the United States but it’s good to know some things don’t change. In this exclusive clip, Yoosu (Yoochun + Junsu) laugh over Junsu’s English, Jaejoong talks about Spider-man… and the best part of all? Watch the exclusive full-length performance of “Ayyy Girl” at the filled-to-capacity Hammerstein Ballroom!
Fans were wondering what was happening in this photo…

Find out now! Watch the video here:

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Which theme is your favorite?

I think mine is "Wild Animal Creatures" hahahaha~ ^^

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

To 守望允浩:

Congrats on 4th anniversary
Thank you fans for being by my side always supporting and protecting me
Because of everyone’s faith and love, there is the happy U-know Yunho today
From now on we have will be together forever and ever~ I love you

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JYJ, whose three members are formerly from the group TVXQ, have been nominated to perform at the ’2010 KBS Drama Acting Awards’.

Lee Kang Hyun, the KBS Drama EP, met with our reporter at a restaurant in Seoul on the 7th and stated, “It is true that JYJ have been written down for consideration as singers invited to perform at the 2010 KBS Drama Acting Awards,” but kept cautious as he said, “However, it has not been confirmed or finalized yet.”

Following this, he explained that, “If JYJ do appear on stage, they will sing one song just like all the other singers,” and “JYJ’s side asked if JYJ could sing two songs, the ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ O.S.T ‘Found You’ and another group piece, but they cannot sing more than one song as we must keep it fair for all singers.”


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A ranking of male celebrities users search for on OCN in 2010. Number in ( ) indicates last year’s ranking, if any.

OCN Keyword Ranking 2010
Male Celebrities

1. Tohoshinki (2)
2. Arashi (1)
3. Akanishi Jin (11)
4. EXILE (3)
5. Lee Byung Hun (-)
6. Ohno Satoshi (36)
7. Fukuyama Masaharu (8)
8. Sato Takeru (5)
9. Mukai Osamu (16)
10. Ninety-nine (-)
11. Yamada Ryosuke (13)
12. Kamiji Yusuke (4)
13. Kamenashi Kazuya (21)
14. Matsumoto Jun (38)
15. Ninomiya Kazunari (-)
16. Takahashi Daisuke (-)
17. Park Yong Ha (-)
18. Ishikawa Ryo (28)
19. Okamura Takashi (-)
20. Nakamura Shunsuke (-)
21. Kimura Takuya (-)
22. Yuzu (25)
23. Tamaki Hiroshi (-)
24. Honda Keisuke (-)
25. Watanabe Yoichi (-)
26. Mizuki Shigeru (-)
27. Untouchable (-)
28. Yamashita Tomohisa (27)
29. Kobukuro (10)
30. Hashimoto Kyomei
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KBS Drama Acting Awards Representative States, “JYJ’s Appearance Is Virtually Set..
We’re Currently Deciding On The Number Of Songs”

It has been found that the appearance of group JYJ, comprised of Park Yoochun, Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu, in the 2010 KBS Drama Acting Awards is virtually set.

A high-position representative in the KBS drama sector basically set off the countdown to JYJ’s first TV appearance when he said, “Though it has not been confirmed 100% that JYJ will perform a celebratory number at the awards ceremony, we are currently deciding upon the number of songs JYJ will sing with their side.”

This representative continued to explain that, “We pushed forward with this celebratory performance by JYJ as Yoochun left quite an impression on everyone with his acting in the KBS2 drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ and as the drama’s theme song ‘Found You’, sung by JYJ, had a positive reception from viewers.”

It has been said that the two sides are deciding whether JYJ should be allowed to sing one song or two or more songs.

If JYJ are able to stand on stage at the KBS Drama Acting Awards, this will be their first domestic TV appearance since the formation of their group.

Though the trio, from the group TVXQ, released their first album ‘The Beginning’ in October, they have not been able to actively perform due to their problems with SM Entertainment.

JYJ’s troubles escalated when the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry sent an official document to broadcasting and cable companies, as well as online and offline album distribution companies, urging them to restrict JYJ’s activities. This was the reason why JYJ’s celebratory performance at the Blue Dragon Film Awards on the 26th fell through at the last minute.

Fans are highly anticipating this appearance at the KBS Drama Acting Awards as this may be the catalyst that allows JYJ to appear on TV broadcasting companies’ shows in Korea.

On the other hand, JYJ are currently on a break after their ‘Worldwide Concert in Seoul’ that was held at the Jamshi Olympic Stadium on the 27th and 28th.

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A God amongst the Commoners
(Yoochun) Hm hm~ (3:50pm KST)

Fans have Cat Fever, Jaejoong is like WTF;;;

(Jaejoong) Can you see them, these black cats. (4:13pm KST)
(Jaejoong) haha (4:15pm KST)

How could you not love this kid?
(Yoochun) ^^ haha (6:04pm KST)

(Yoochun) Freedom felt at the top of a mountain!!! (6:09pm KST)

Guilt-tripping tag team unite to get Yoochun to take you out next time! X)
(Junsu) @6002theMicky Yoochun, are you having fun..?ㅠㅠ (8:27pm KST)
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Junsu, I didn't know about it either.. He went without telling us.. Euk.. (8:29pm KST)

First a Puppy, now a Kitty
(Jaejoong) Santa JiJi^^ (9:57pm KST)

lol He's Totally out to make Yoochun feel guilty
(Junsu) @mjjeje Yoochun left the two of us behind ㅠ (12:17am KST)

Lol They're Kids, I tell you, Kids! So cute you
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic He's going to regret it! Junsu, let's plan our strategy haha (2:29am KST)

Convo between Jaejae & Akio
(Akio) @mjjeje ah~ Jiji~~~!! did Jiji become rounder? (LOL) (10:02pm)
(Jaejoong) @akionosuke Jiji.. has been overweight recently;;because he'd been sick before this.. so I've been treating him a bit more generously.. so.. in other words, it's bad (LOL) (2:34am)

So this just Reaffirms that Jaejoong likes taking pictures of anything that sleeps
(Jaejoong) JiJi looks like.. he's become Tom from Tom and Jerry (2:39am KST)

And he wonders why 70% of Fans' Gifts are for JiJi.. *rolls eyes*
(Jaejoong) JiJi's seriously considering his options.. (2:44am KST)

*inserts dramatic music*
(Jaejoong) He has chosen.. (2:50am KST)

Okay is he doing this right now? cus it's like 3am -__-
(Jaejoong) One shot of Steam JiJi~ (3:00am KST)

Take pity on the poor child asking for pity.... pfft
(Jaeyoung) @mjjeje Is this what you do when you're at home alone? lol (3:01am KST)
(Jaejoong) @Jaeyoung15 Aren't I so pitiful.. Now that I've slowly begun to start work.. The only place I can hang out is at home ..ㅜㅠ (3:04am KST)

(Michelle) @mjjeje You seem to be having fun.... It's cute..kekeke (3:02am KST)
(Jaejoong) Oh, it's you, Noona. Noona, is everything in LA all good? (3:08am KST)

FINALLY. Go sleep you sleep-deprived child
(Jaejoong) Goodnight everyone. Bye^^ (3:13am KST)

(Michelle) @mjjeje Yeah... Jaejoong! I'm feeling great right now! Come to LA soon.. The weather's nice. Let's go eat something delicious together (3:12am KST)
(Jaejoong) @mipatisserie Yes, let's go eat something delicious. The Korean food in LA is so good~! I want to see John hyung soon~^^ Anyway, it's early in the morning in Korea ㅜ I'm going to bed now~ (3:15am KST)

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Taken after his Goong performance.

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Congrats, Cassies! We really are the best :D

Billboard writes:
What is your favorite album of 2010? This is the question we posed to's readers over the last month or so, and now the results are in. You voted early and you voted in droves, and a variety of different artists showed up on your top 10: from a trio of teen pop stars to a pair of hip-hop heavy-hitters, to two international stars with ultra-motivated fan bases. Who made the list? Check it out here:

Thanks for the heads up, @Nekoi_koi and @aleloz!
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Many fans have expressed confusion upon seeing JiJi's "safety nails" that Jaejoong tweeted about a couple of days ago:

No, Jaejoong didn't not put nail polish on JiJi's claws!

The "safety nails" are small plastic tips that you can slip over your cat's nails to stop them from scratching and destroying furniture. They are a safe and humane alternative to declawing, which can be quite painful and traumatizing for a cat. Many pet owners use them! Take a look:

Aren't they cute?

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Hooray for the JYJ family!

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JYJ member Junsu (23), who originally comes from the group TVXQ, has been secretly performing good deeds.

According to ADRA Korea, a domestic aid organization that works in collaboration with the United Nations, Junsu has been sponsoring the 'Building Houses of Love' project which improves the housing conditions of neglected classes of people. This is a life-support project that ADRA Korea organized in May of last year with the local government of Dangjin, ChungCheongnam-do.

Since 2008, Junsu, along with his fans, has been donating money to ADRA Korea. With these funds as a foothold, ADRA Korea recently expanded their 'Building Houses of Love' business and are currently constructing a house for Mr. Kim, who is currently living in Godae-myun, Dangjin.

Mr. Kim's family of eleven has been living in unfortunate conditions within an old house in which water leaks through the roof. However, with the help of Junsu and his fans, Mr. Kim's house is developing into a timber-frame house with many amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom, living room and study room. It is planned to be completed by the end of this month.

On November 21st, Junsu's fans visited Mr. Kim's house and had a great time with his family when they took his children out for a picnic. Junsu's parents also attended this outing and presented Mr. Kim's children with scholarships.

Last year, Junsu participated in ADRA Korea's campaign in Cambodia that fixed houses for the impoverished.

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He's "Currently Considering His Options"

'First Micky Yoochun, now YoungWoong Jaejoong!'

Group JYJ's YoungWoong Jaejoong is currently the most sought-after idol star for dramas and many are wondering if this means he will debut into the domestic drama scene any time soon.

Beating all the idol stars currently active, YoungWoong Jaejoong is the most sought-after idol amongst drama producers and has been receiving numerous love calls. Though there are many idols who have gone into acting, a rumor is circulating within the industry that YoungWoong Jaejoong is an actor who 'will bring great success if you catch him'.

A representative in the drama production field stated, "'Sunao Ni Narenakute', the Japanese drama YoungWoong Jaejoong appeared in, attracted quite a large amount of popularity in Japan," and "As it is now important for drama producers to take the Japanese market into consideration, YoungWoong Jaejoong has become the most sought-after star in the domestic drama industry."

Also, the fact that YoungWoong Jaejoong has been highly praised for his acting, which is more stable compared to that of other idols who have been swept up in controversies over their lack of acting abilities, in the movie 'Postman to Heaven' and the Japanese drama 'Sunao Ni Narenakute' is an added bonus.

Regarding this, YoungWoong Jaejoong's representative stated, "It is true that he has been receiving many offers to appear in Korean dramas. He is indeed planning to appear in a domestic drama. However, nothing has been set in stone yet, and he is currently considering when and what production he wishes to appear in."

If YoungWoong Jaejoong is successfully cast in a drama, it will become an issue hotter than member Micky Yoochun's decision to appear in the KBS drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' as this will be his domestic drama debut.

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It has been found that TVXQ's Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu (JYJ) attempted to appear on TV but it fell through in the end.

According to a representative in the Kpop industry, JYJ were nominated to perform a celebratory number at 'The 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards' that was aired on November 26th on KBS 2TV. For this, their KBS Kpop review was quickly done a week before the awards ceremony.

Usually, the review is done even before the album is released, but for JYJ, their review was done one month after their 'The Beginning' album was released in October. It has been confirmed that a total of seven songs, including JYJ's title song 'Empty', were deemed suitable for airing according to the results published on November 24th after the KBS Kpop review.

However, JYJ's appearance fell through. This seems to be because of JYJ's legal dispute with SM Entertainment. Furthermore, an extreme amount of pressure would have been placed on KBS if they had allowed JYJ to perform as pop culture-related associations are siding against JYJ, such as the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry that sent out an official document to broadcasting and cable companies, as well as music distribution companies, demanding that JYJ's activities be restricted.

However, the 'Blue Dragon Film Awards' was not the only event where this happened. Even though it is now almost two months since JYJ's album release, we still cannot hear their music on TV or the radio. This has occurred though there have been many netizens asking radio stations to turn JYJ's music on as they have yet to hear these songs anywhere though the album has been released.

One Kpop representative stated, "If JYJ does not solve their dispute with SM, they will be faced with many more obstacles in the future if they wish to continue to sing," and "There are many producers who have raised their voices stating that regulations on activities must become more strict so that something like this does not happen again."

JYJ filed an exclusive contract suspension injunction against SM last July. They began their activities by releasing their first album under the name JYJ and holding showcases, but they have not been able to stand on a TV show's stage in Korea yet.

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Expected To Simultaneously Rank #1 In Both Countries

TVXQ are planning to perform in both Korea and Japan with the same title track.

TVXQ, now a duo with U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin, made an announcement through their official homepage on November 23rd that they will make a comeback next January. Following this, they announceed through their Japanese agency AVEX on December 2nd that they will be releasing a new single on January 26th.

The unknown song they are planning to sing is receiving great attention as TVXQ is planning to perform it in both Korea and Japan at the same time. TVXQ's agency SM Entertainment stated, "TVXQ are planning to perform the same title track in both Korea and Japan in January."

All the SM artistes, including TVXQ, BoA, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee and f(x), will be holding their Japan leg of the 'SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR' on January 25th and 26th in Tokyo, Japan. Because this overlaps with the release of TVXQ's new single, there is a great possibility that they will be kicking off their activities in Japan at the SM TOWN concert.

On the other hand, TVXQ's Japanese comeback has been met with an explosive response from Japanese fans. On major album sites such as HMV and Tower Records, TVXQ's new single, set to release on January 26th, rose to #1 on the ranking charts as soon as it was released, thus proving their continued popularity in Japan.

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SM artists at "SMTOWN LIVE'10 WORLD TOUR" [SM Entertainment]

Korean idols of top Korean agency SM Entertainment will perform for two days in Japan for the final stop of their "SMTOWN LIVE'10 WORLD TOUR" in January next year.

SM Entertainment announced in a press release Wednesday that after holding a series of successful shows in Seoul, Los Angeles and Shanghai, the artists of SM will take the stage of the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on January 25 and 26 on the last leg of their world tour.

SM artists, composed of Kangta, BoA, U-know Yunho, Max Changmin, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x), will sing their own songs as well as holding individual and crossover performances with each other.

They have attracted thousands of fans to their world tour since its kickoff in Seoul in late August and the show in Los Angeles placed at No. 10 on the U.S. Billboard Boxcore chart for the number of concertgoers and ticket sales.

Founded by former singer Lee Soo-man in 1995, SM Entertainment is one of the most influential entertainment agencies in the country alongside YG and JYP Entertainment.

They are well-known for managing the successful singing careers of H.O.T and S.E.S and some of the biggest names in the K-pop market including Girls' Generation, Kangta, SHINee and TRAX.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jaejoong wants to meet up with his crew
(English tweet/Jaejoong) @telishashaw How are you doing guys? You want to meet soon^^ (6:21pm KST)

Cleaning the house is soothing for the soul Jae *nudges*
(Suk Jin) @annkokho I've arrived in Thailand safely.
(Jaejoong) @kkjj4 Noona, the cleaning lady comes tomorrow, not today ..There's a mountain-load of trash from yesterday .. I should have cleaned it all up with your husband yesterday.. (6:26pm KST)

JiJi is obviously King of the House while Jaejoong's Stuck Piled in Wrapping Paper
(Jaejoong) I just opened all the presents I got from fans yesterday at once.. and 70% of them..were presents for JiJi.. 70% were dolls for JiJi and cat products..Now there's a pile of trash here.. (6:32pm KST)

Yoochun pops out with pictures of his Manager, where's YOUR handsome face, boy?
(Yoochun) If I was a girl, I would get married to a guy like this~!! (10:09pm KST)
(Yoochun) But you can't even snowboard!!!!! (10:13pm KST)

Jaejoong finally realizes leaving trash lying around in his house is not a good idea
(Jaejoong) Ack..I just glanced at the pile of trash that used to be wrapping paper for JiJi's presents and it's huge ㅠ It can't be helped, the cleaning starts now! (3:31am KST)

Jaejoong's jealous of JiJi.... what's new?
(Jaejoong) This is about half of it? There's going to be twice as much stuff now ㅠ (3:36am KST)

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This is actually from a couple of weeks back, but it seems we never posted it. Sorry! >.<

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Korean boy band JYJ [Prain Inc.]

Korean boy band JYJ, composed of former TVXQ members Jaejung, Yuchun and Junsu, will likely take the stage at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards, making it the first time they will perform on television since debuting as a trio.

"It's not 100% confirmed as of yet but we in currently in talks with JYJ for a congratulatory performance during the 2010 KBS Drama Awards," a high-ranking official from KBS said. "It would be great if they performed the song 'Calling You' from the drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' since Yuchun gave such a memorable performance in the drama."

He went onto explain that they are fine-tuning on several details including how many songs JYJ will sing at the awards ceremony.

Jaejung, Yuchun and Junsu made their debut in 2004 as part of the popular boy band TVXQ, but despite their phenomenal success in Asia, they ceased their activities as a group after being involved in a legal dispute with the Korean agency SM Entertainment.

They made a comeback to the music scene in October as a trio under the name JYJ and released their worldwide studio album "The Beginning" on October 14, kicking off their global showcase to promote their album and themselves in Seoul and the United States.

JYJ recently held two series of show titled the "JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul" at the Main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil last month.

For two months from late August, Yuchun had starred in KBS' 20-episode series "SungKyunKwan Scandal" alongside cast members Park Min-young, Song Joong-ki and Yoo A-in. The show fared moderately well, posting ratings in the mid-ten percent range toward the end of its run.

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Dates: 2011/01/25(Tuesday) & 2011/01/26 (Wednesday)
Venue opens: 17:00
Concert begins: 18:00
Venue: Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium
Application period: 2010/12/08 09:00 ~ 2011/01/07 15:00
Seats/rates: ¥12,800 (tax included); all seats
※System processing cost is ¥450/ticket (tax included)
※Tickets must be purchased for children above the age of 3.
※A mobile number must be given for each ticket holder (buyer & accompanying person)
Inquiries: For ticket inquiries, please call 0570-006-506

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If only there was one in the LA showcase. Man I will fight for this with my life~
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Last month, due to the Yeonpyeong Island bombing incident, the main source of revenue from tourists coming from sales of cosmetics stores in the Myeongdong distrct have decreased by 30%. On the contrary, sales from Nature Republic has increased by 4 times compared to the average volume of sales.

As the spokes-people for the Nature Republic brand and the center of the hot Hallyu wave, JYJ held their Seoul concert on November 27 and 28, spurring a massive influx of Japanese fans as well as tourists from other countries and initiating a cosmetics-buying frenzy.

Despite being under the extremely tense situation of the bombing attack, the reason for Korea's increase of tourism has every reason to be associated with JYJ's influence.

However, other cosmetic brands have also suffered a 20%-50% decrease of sales, even with the endorsements of Won Bin, Kim Hyun Joong, 2PM, Song Joong Ki, and SNSD. JYJ has without a doubt, the most influence across the southeast Asian countries with noticeable effects.

After Rain's endorsement, JYJ's invitation of being the faces of Nature Republic is positively expanding the industry's market share.

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Junsu quotes the Song that Gave him Hope (Song title-Golden Star from Mozart!)
(Junsu) The King would say this, that the world is full of destruction. He said 'I will not look outside and will protect you in this world'. He raised the palace walls and firmly closed the door. But, unable to stop his racing heart, the prince dreamed of the world on the other side of the palace walls. Now, he must leave that place, cross over the palace walls and leave on a journey to find that star~ (11:00am KST)

(Junsu) The reasons why you are living in this dangerous world, if you want to know all this, you must set out on a journey alone. Love does not confine, love sets you free. Sometimes you must endure pain, love is tears... That is love. When the golden star falls, you must leave on a journey that leads you to the world (11:03am KST)

(Junsu) On a night when the Big Dipper shines bright, cross over those high palace walls, and fly towards that world, a place no one has ever gone before..Fly... Golden Star gave me light, courage and hope during the hardest of times.. I really like the lyrics to this song.. (11:05am KST)

(Junsu) I'm the major, I'm the minor, I'm the harmony, I'm the melody. Within my words, my sentences and my music.. I'm the beat, I'm the rest, I'm the harmony. I'm the forte, I'm the piano, dance and fantasy. I am, I'm, I'm the music.......... Love me just the way I am (11:33am KST)

(Junsu) With a melody that seems like it threaded feathers together with an unnameable beauty, and lyrics that sound like the person is bragging but in fact, are not that light.... Shall I say that there is a certain level of sincerity within it..? Though it is a melody that sounds like it holds a smile.. I saw the sorrow within it.. When I first heard this song, I just sat there with a vacant look for a while. (11:37am KST)

(Junsu) But above all, when I was singing this song during the death scene.. Though I could never figure it out exactly, it felt like I could somewhat understand what Mozart felt back then... Love me just the way I am... (11:42am KST)

Jaejoong gets deep
(Jaejoong) When, where, what, how, why ..These are quite important.. But there must be something more important that is the top priority above all else. (5:43pm KST)

If I was in Korea, I would have personally gone to scream at these people, no joke. (be strong Yoochun)
(Yoochun) Ah..... My annoyance level has shot up!!! Why, to the people in front of my house~Please leave (8:12pm KST)

(Yoochun) The people in front of my house... No matter how much I think about it, the only conclusion I can make is that they're anti fans (8:26pm KST)

(Yoochun) Seriously...... I'm so tired of this and I hate it...... (8:27pm KST)

Guess JiJi can't scratch Jae right now! (nice one)
(Jaejoong) JiJi's safety claws (11:15pm KST)

Jaejoong Rants about Sasaengs, Let me join you
(Jaejoong) What's worse than Sasaengs, of all the Sasaengs in Korea, are Sasaeng Taxis that work while charging high prices per hour to international fans. It doesn't matter to those who work as SaTaeks (Sasaeng Taxis) for a living that what they do is considered stalking, a crime and an invasion of privacy, as they basically tell us not to meddle in their business because they have a dead-end life anyway. (11:29pm KST)

(Jaejoong) Even if Sasaengs didn't exist, I think Sasaeng Taxis are more vicious evils of society because they lie for 'money' and say that they've found us even when we're not there, and they drive around in empty taxis looking for celebrities so that they can call fans and charge them. If your children or family do this ..I wonder if they know.. that the number of people whose privacy is invaded because of their actions is greater than they think it is. (11:34pm KST)

(Jaejoong) For the past seven years, I didn't have much time to visit friends, acquaintances and family when I had a busy day.. But because of those gaggles of people, I would waste an average of 2, 3 hours a day on the road or I would end up not being able to meet the people I had planned on meeting. I don't think you could call this affection. I understand that they want to see us so very much.. Because I used to feel that way too. (11:49pm KST)

(Jaejoong) All five of our members have cried at home or on the street, or gotten into accidents but all we saw in the front glass of Sasaeng Taxis were smiling faces. Of course, I've tried getting mad in such situations. But let's not commit acts that shorten lives in the name of such a love, not just for my sake, but for everyone's. Sorry for going off like this late at night.. (11:58pm KST)

(Jaejoong) This is kind of irrelevant, but not long ago, I asked Ji Yong, "Ji Yong, do you guys have any Sasaengs or SaTaeks who follow you around?" and he said, "Hyung, what's a SaTaek?;;" haha (12:07am KST)
(T/N: I'm pretty sure he's talking about G-Dragon aka Gwon Ji Yong from Big Bang? But I'm not sure )

(Jaejoong) Though they'll probably harass us more the more I talk about their existence.. What else can I do.. This is something they have to realize about themselves.. (12:18am KST)

LOL Kim Jaejoong IS as confident as Moon Geun Young, Take THAT Moon Hee Joon!
(Jaejoong) I just saw the show.. and I'm a fan of Hee Joon hyung, and a fan of Kangta hyung. I'm a fan of Woo Hyuk hyung. I'm a fan of Tony hyung. I'm a fan of Jae Won hyung. I'm a fan of H.O.T.~ My favorite song is "Deep Love (후애)" (3:09am KST)

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

In contrast to earlier reports, new information has stated that JYJ’s scheduled performance in this year’s KBS ‘Drama Awards‘ has not yet been confirmed.

“It is true that we are sharing discussions in a positive manner, however, at the moment, the final decision for their performance has not been confirmed. We have not yet received a final word from KBS,” explained a JYJ representative.

An associate of the KBS ‘Drama Awards’ also came forth to state, “It is true that we are negotiating their performance for Park Yoochun’s ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’. However, it is currently not a confirmed situation.”

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Thank you for always supporting Tohoshinki.

It has been decided that 「SMTOWN LIVE in TOKYO」 will hold its first performance in Tokyo. The stages of SM ENTERTAINMENT's artists, who are active all over Asia, will begin at SMTOWN LIVE and this is the only place where you can see collaborations between the artists. It is a large-scale music festival where you can enjoy all the diverse stage performances by all the artists.

Please be sure to come down.

Information on the concert and the purchase of tickets will be available at 9am, 8 December 2010 (JST), at the URL below, so please stay tuned.

Please understand that there will be no pre-sale ticket bookings for any artist's fan club.

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The new album by Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu (henceforth known as JYJ), which cannot be heard on any station previously, was aired on the special broadcast by Radio 21 last weekend, and this has caused countless download hits after the broadcast, showing an explosion of popularity.

Due to the lawsuit with SM Entertainment (henceforth known as SM), this album cannot be broadcasted normally on the radio stations so the fans can only listen and spread the word (about the album) through the Internet.

During the interview today, reporter Kim said, “All these songs were not heard on air after the album was released; not on a single station” and “listening to their music through Radio 21 was the first time that their songs were aired in Korea, hence it received a lot of attention.”

Having heard about the issue of the broadcast, Jaejoong wrote a message on his Twitter, “Thank you Radio 21″, and after hearing the news, many of JYJ’s fans flooded the Radio 21 special bulletin board to express their gratitude, leaving messages like “I see hope in Korean broadcasts!” and “Thank you!”, as well as many other messages left in Korean, Japanese and Chinese.

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TVXQ Yunho’s hand-carry bag made the record for the highest bid of KRW1,000,000* at the “Charity Auction by Hallyu Stars for Flood Victims”, held in Bangkok, Thailand.

The “Korea Festival” was held from 30 November – 5 December and it is organised by the Thai-Korean Embassy and the Korea Thailand Communication Centre (KTCC), with the support of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand. This auction was organised to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Thai soldiers who fought in the Korean War, as well as give aid to 3,000,000 flood victims.

Cherished items were collected from top Thai stars and popular Hallyu stars like TVXQ, Super Junior, SNSD, Kim Rae Won, Cho Hyunjun and Lee Junki.

The highest amount recorded at the charity auction went to a small hand-carry leather bag and even though there are no special decorations, just by the fact that it had been touched by Yunho’s hand, it was sold at the high price of KRW1,000,000.

Lee Yoohyun, the representative for the KTCC, said, “It was an event where the Hallyu stars could confirm the great love from the Thai fans. Simple items like hats and t-shirts were auctioned off at prices ranging from KRW30,000 – KRW1,000,000.

Meanwhile, the items received from 130 Hallyu stars raised KRW24,000,000 in total and items from Art Korea artists by the Korea-Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Thai branch of the Institute for National Unification raised KRW28,000,000. This fund will be passed to the headquarters of the task force for the Thailand flood on 8 December.

*KRW1,000,000 is approximately USD$882

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Regardless how excited you are about the Korean dramas in 2011, you must add ‘Poseidon’ into your must-watch list. For its production team, it has director Yoo Chul Yong who directed ‘All In’, ‘Sad Love Song’ and other popular korean drama series, the scriptwriter will be Jo Gyoo Won. The story of Poseidon will bring out novelty to the audience.

Poseidon will present a story of Navy’s work and life situtation. What captures the most attention will be this drama is Shinhwa’s Eric first drama piece, after discharged from army. Meanwhile, talented idols – Kim Kang Woo, Yunho, Kim Ok Bin, etc, will be participating in this drama.

One thing to be noted is, this drama is still in the process of auditioning all the roles. Those that are being chosen as the cast will be undergoing training in Incheon’s Navy Team and will finish their filming there. With such a tough audition process, the final piece will defintely be anticipated by many.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Jaejoong's word of thanks
(Jaejoong) Thank you Radio21. (1:43pm KST)

Sweetie, it's 21 not 2;;;;
(Junsu) Thank you Radio 2 (2:35pm KST)

Yay he got the name right this time!
(Junsu) Radio 21... We were deeply moved by your sincerity.. We sincerely thank you. (9:32pm KST)

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Please look forward to the greatness of 3 hottest boys ‘JYJ’

Let’s celebrate the end of the year with the come back of JYJ with their 1st English album! The hottest trio ‘JYJ’ will come back as CH[V] Thailand Asian No.1 Pop Artist of December 2010!

You don’t have to wait for them any longer Cassiopeia, please welcome the come back of 3 hottest guys Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu under the new group artists ‘JYJ’ which came from thier initial name. JYJ come back with the 1st English album ‘The Beginning’.They have worked with the popular producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins who also produced the music for Lady GaGa and Britney Spears. The trio got a chance to compose the song in this album too.

Do not miss this Cassiopeia! JYJ will keep you company til the end of this year as Asian No.1 Pop artist for the whole month a CH[V] Thailand “To Ma Duay Kan Tow Pra Taed” by True Vision on D84, A31

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