Friday, January 14, 2011


Gagman Kim Tae Hyun revealed an embarrassed story while making an appearance on E Channel’s “Poker Face.”

He revealed that the event took place a few years ago while he was still an MC for suburban events. He came across a boy band that he thought were rookies, and in an effort to give them support and a boost of energy, he told them, “If you guys work hard, you’ll become like hyung (me) too.”

Kim returned to the stage and introduced TVXQ as the next line-up to the audience, and was shocked to find the same ‘rookies’ he met in the bathroom walking up on stage. He concluded, “After finding out that they were the boys I met in the bathroom, I couldn’t dare to lift my head!”

After hearing the story, other castmates on the show commented, “That could happen. TVXQ is always so respectful and well-mannered, they always greet everyone politely.”

The full episode can be seen through E Channel on January 15th.

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Instead of gifting their idols with luxurious gifts, fans have started to use their power and influence for the good of society. For years fans have donated money in their idols' name and a variation of this movement has been gaining prominence in Korean fan culture: donating rice. Donating money not only helps the receiver, but simultaneously benefits and increases sales for rice farmers.

In October 2010, JYJ's fans donated 8.38 tons of rice to congratulate the trio for their Seoul showcase. Two months later in December, 2PM Taecyeon's fans donated 250kg of rice for the star's birthday and the opening for the drama "Dream High". That same month, Super Junior's fanclub E.L.F bought 620kg of rice for Siwon to celebrate his birthday and the red carpet event for "Athena: Goddess of War". Sungmin's fans donated even more by giving him 1.5 tons of rice at the press conference for his drama, "President". Fans of other artists such as Lee Seungchul, g.o.d's Son Hoyoung, Shinhwa's Kim Dongwan and actor An Jaewook have also donated many tons of rice to charity.

On January 13th, charity organizations "Measures Against Starvation" and "Rice Dreamy" announced a 3-month long charity event seeking donations of rice from the public. Even though it's only been a mere two days since the campaign launched, the fanclubs of 41 top stars have already donated an amazing amount of 11 tons of rice. Of the 11 tons, TVXQ's Changmin's fans donated almost 50% of the total with 5 tons of rice. Other fanclubs that have donated large amounts are those of Bae Yongjoon, Lee Junki, Song Changyi, No Minwoo and 2PM, JYJ's Park Yoochun, SS501's Kim Hyunjoong, Danny Ahn, Bae Subin, Krigbi, BEAST, Shinhwa's Kim Dongwan, and Seo Ingook. In total, the fanclubs of 41 stars have donated thus far.

Concerts, musicals and soundtrack releases will happen for this campaign. Many corporations will also be lending a hand. The rice donations will be given to low-income families, children as well as elders living alone.

Rice Dreamy's representative said "being able to have charities and entertainers come together for a common cause and donating rice to help the unfortunate makes me very happy" and "we will give our all to reach our goal of at least 30 tons."

With the explosive results from the first two days, there is no doubt that the organizations will reach their goal.


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The movie is garnering attention for mentioning the troubled group TVXQ.

(Director Kang Woo Seok-Production Cinema Service) held its preview screening on the 10th and mentioned present-day idols in its script.

LG Twins’ Kim Sang Nam (Jung Jae Young), who is transfered to ChoongChoo SeongShim School to work as their baseball team’s coach after he causes trouble, is seen asking his team of ten “How can we play baseball with 10 players?”. The manager (Jo Jin Woong) follows up this comment by saying, “We have five more people than TVXQ.” He also adds, “If we had three more people, we could make 2PM as well.”

The movie gained attention for these lines in the movie as the two mentioned idol groups are those currently facing group divisions.

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It has been confirmed that the JYJ episode of 'Bae Gi Wan-Choi Young Ah-Jo Hyeong Gi's Good Morning' will air on the 20th.

A SBS representative revealed on the 12th that, "It has been confirmed that JYJ's 'Good Morning' episode will be aired on the 20th."

Though the episode was filmed on December 27th last year and was set to air on the 5th this month, the 'Lee Beom Soo' episode was aired instead on this date and was met by complaints from viewers. The episode was postponed to the 19th, but the chances of this happening slimmed and JYJ fans were not pleased with this.

PD Jo Dong Seok of 'Good Morning' wrote on the Viewers' Thread on the 7th that, "Though we posted an official notice confirming the airing of JYJ's episode on the 19th, we realized that this decision was made disregarding the government's confirmation hearings that will be held from the 17th to the 20th," and "There is a high possibility that the hearings will be aired from the 17th to the 19th as this is an important event. It would be safer to assume that JYJ's episode will air on the 20th."

PD Jo continued to add that, "To ensure that JYJ's episode receives the full 80 minutes that are usually allotted for the show, it has been decided that the 20th would be the best date."

Many expressed skepticism at this remark but SBS has confirmed on the 12th that the episode will air on the 20th.

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NeoWiz Internet got together with Asia's top group TVXQ from SM Entertainment to release a smartphone application for the group's album 'Why (Keep Your Head Down)'.

The 'Why (Keep Your Head Down)' album app allows users to enjoy 10 songs from the album, various videos such as TV ads/greetings/music videos and a 50 page photobook.

Through 'In App Purchases', which allows users to buy products within the app, people can download the application for free and then buy the songs they wish to get. Each song costs 0.99 USD and all songs are available in a package for 7.99 USD.

Director Lee Jun Hwan of NeoWiz Internet stated, "As TVXQ is Asia's top group, their application will be available wordwide and we are targeting the global market with it," and "As TVXQ is popular in the 20s and 30s age range, a lot of whom use smartphones, we believe the application will be successful."

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The drama [Beautiful Neighbours] (Kansai TV・FujiTV, Tuesdays, 10PM), starring actress Yukie Nakama, started airing on the 11th. It was reported on the 13th that after it's first broadcast, free limited edition gifts in the form of the OST song 「Why?(Keep Your Head Down)」 by Tohoshinki were given out and 5,000 was taken up in 2 minutes.

The 2-member Tohoshinki comprising of Yunho and Changmin, will be making their actual comeback this year and they started the revival of their activities through the broadcast of their drama OST song during prime time. This drama is off to a good start with viewership ratings of 14.3% (Kanto) and 17.7% (Kansai). Back home in Korea, a surge in users could also be seen as the site that provides the song went down for an hour.

The single for this song will be released on the 26th. After a long absence, on the 25th and 26th, they will be performing in front of their Japanese fans during the 『SMTOWN LIVE in TOKYO』.

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I will be subbing Part 2 very soon~ ^^

Junsu teared up at the end of this videoㅠㅠ
The part where he talked about dating was refreshing~

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Well Hello there Lu
(Jaejoong) This is Lu http://yfrog.com/h7m3jlj (4:57pm KST)

NO REALLY? You're wearing him? I thought you were eating him -__-
(Jaejoong) I'm wearing Lu http://yfrog.com/h39d5rj (7:25pm KST)

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I want you in my plans babe
아주 살며시
Very gently
내게 와 더 다가와
Come to me, closer
더 Now Now Now
More Now Now Now
이미 정해진 Scenario
A scenario which has already been decided on
아주 살며시
Very gently
내게 와 더 다가와
Come to me, Closer
더 Now Now Now
More Now Now Now
이미 정해진 Scenario
A Scenario which has already been decided on

(내게 와) 이제는 네 맘 버려
(Come to me) Now, throw away your heart
(내게 와) 내게서 떠나버려
(Come to me) Leave me
(빠져 봐) 앞에서 꺼져버려 Baby
(Try giving yourself up) Disappear in front of me Baby
Fall in Love Fall in Love Fall in Love

늘 그랬듯 넌 너무
It was always like that. You are really
눈이 부셔 (눈이 부셔)
Dazzling (Dazzling)
사랑해 널 이대로
I love you like that
구속 할게 (Oh No No)
I will restrain myself (Oh No No)

아주 살며시
Very gently
내게 와 더 다가와
Come to me, Closer
더 Now Now Now
More Now Now Now
I want you in my plans
I want you in my plans babe
이미 정해진 세상에 Story에
To a world which has already been settled on, a Story
더 Now Now Now
More Now Now Now
I want you in my plans
I want you in my plans
Deal Deal Deal
I Deal my Scenario

나에겐 너 하난 걸 (사라져)
To me there is only you (Disappear)
왜 그걸 모르니 넌 (부족해)
Why don't you know that? (You are lacking)
너 만을 사랑할게 Baby
I will love only you Baby
Go away Go away Go away

늘 그랬듯 난 역시
It was always like that, as expected I
네게 질려 (네게 질려)
I am sick and tired of you (Sick and tired of you)
필요 없어 이대로
I don't need you like that
떠나 가줘 (날 떠나 가줘)
Leave (Leave me)
어디로 가든지 상관없어
No matter where you go to, I don't care
내 마법에 사라질 너
You will disappear because of my spell.
Deal Deal Deal
I Deal my Scenario

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

On the morning of the 13th, the 3-member unit JYJ from the group TVXQ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) attended the [FLL KOREA PR Ambassadors Investiture] held at Grand Hilton Seoul Hotel.

[FLL] is a robot competition organized by the first American foundation to encourage the study of it. It will be held at KINTEX on the 29th of this month with more than 17,000 participating teams from 60 different countries.

On why JYJ was chosen as ambassadors, the organizing committee for this contest commented, “It was decided that JYJ’s passion and team work is in sync with the spirit of the convention. Also, even in the US, the interest (in JYJ) is rising.”

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JYJ fans have set out to open an internet broadcasting station specifically for JYJ.

Despite achieving tremendous results with their first worldwide album, “The Beginning“, fans have been unable to hear their favorite trio sing on live broadcasts (aside from a congratulatory performance on KBS’s “Drama Awards“).

Motivated by their frustration, fans stepped forward and began collecting donations for an “Exclusive JYJ Internet Broadcasting Station.” With March 3rd as its scheduled broadcast date, fans have secured a server and are currently hiring DJs, scriptwriters, web designers, and other necessary staff members.

One fan commented, “It will be done in the same style as ‘Radio 21.’ We’ve prepared a large server that will be able to handle a large influx of fans.“ Another fan added, “Through perseverance, we have prepared a broadcasting station for JYJ, who have been met with difficulties on preparing on public broadcasting networks. We promise to immerse ourselves in JYJ and their music all day long, and to create a hot response so that public networks are forced to request their appearances on their shows.”

A hiring message on the program’s board reads, “We’d like to alert everyone that there are people that have bought the necessary equipment with their own money. The station will be run as non-profit, and hired staff (even if they have a Harvard diploma) will not be paid. The members of JYJ will see this homepage (Wouldn’t they be curious?).”

At such welcoming news, JYJ fans commented, “If we need a miracle, we will create it. Fighting, JYJ and fans!,” “Can we donate, I want to help in any way I can,” and “This is a respectful act, you are creating miracles.”

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SM Town artists gathered together in order to show their support for TVXQ's comeback.

On the 12th, photos of TVXQ, taken between the 7-9 Jan at the various music shows they attended, were uploaded on their official website.

In the photos, U-know Yunho and Choikang Changmin's confident expressions as they faced the camera made it difficult for one to sense any sort of nervousness from them. At the same time, they also released a picture that showed all the food that the fans prepared, displayed in the waiting room.

Pictures of a mini-fanmeeting held on the 8th after "Show! Music Core" ended was also released and although the fan meeting only had a simple stage, the faces of the fans, who waited so long for TVXQ's return, were filled with joy.

At the same same, a whole series of pictures of SM Town artists, who were there to support TVXQ's comeback, was released, including BoA, Kim Heechul, Lee Yeonhee, SHINee and TRAX's Jungmo. (t/n: It was actually Jay from TRAX, not Jungmo) The warm atmosphere and smiles in the pictures shows their close relationships.

Also, the normal version of TVXQ's new album was released on the 12th.


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