Friday, February 25, 2011

"U-Know Yunho's girlfriend? No. We're just good friends."

Actress Lee Seon Ah laughed loudly and waved off the remark. At the slighly awkward question 'You seem to be close with U-Know Yunho?', she smiled and began talking.

"Yunho and I are hometown friends. I knew him until I was in college but we stopped contacting each other once Yunho got busy."

The question about the two came from the 'Star shot' they took together. (T/N: 'Star shot' is the sticker photo which you can decorate and write on, like the ones Yunho and Yoochun took together in 2004.) The 'Star shot' U-Know Yunho and Lee Seon Ah took together 7 years ago is spreading amongst TVXQ fans and has become a hot topic.

"It's a photo we took at COEX while Yunho was still a trainee. 'Star shot' was all the rage back then, and it was something everyone did; it was like a rite of passage."

The last time Lee Seon Ah saw U-Know Yunho was when she was attending an acting academy before enterting college as a theater and film studies major. There, she met another one of U-Know Yunho's hometown friends by chance.

"Once, Yunho visited our acting academy to cheer us on not long after his debut. Back then, I used to like Micky Yoochun so I teased him and said, 'Why didn't you bring Micky Yoochun with you?' We still used to speak in a Jeolla province dialect back then. hahaha."


"Whenever Yunho or I felt like life was getting too hard, we'd say, 'Let's work hard and meet again as members of society.' Since I'm working hard right now, I'm sure he'll say, 'You've gone through a lot, great job,' if I run in to him one day, right?"

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Park Yoohwan began taking acting lessons at the same time as his brother, JYJ's Park Yoochun.

Last year, Park Yoochun began taking acting lessons for his role in the drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' and Park Yoohwan decided to tag along and learn with him. Park Yoohwan said, "My brother was overflowing with confidence because he's experienced when it comes to tv appearances. But I didn't even know what Cameras 1, 2, and 3 were. I couldn't do anything because I was so nervous."

Though they had the same start, Park Yoochun almost immediately became Lee Seon Joon of 'SungKyunKwan Scandal'. The drama received great reviews and captured the hearts of many women. Park Yoochun seemed to have taken a liking to his character as he even spoke in a historical dialect at home. Park Yoohwan explained that, "My brother would even speak in a historical dialect at home as if he was Lee Seon Joon. He even acted like he was the real Lee Seon Joon of the Joseon Dynasty. At home, I don't get the feeling that my brother is a celebrity."

It was while he was studying acting that Park Yoohwan began fostering the dream of becoming an actor. But it wasn't easy. He underestimated the situation thinking, 'I could do that,' as he watched his brother act in 'SungKyunKwan Scandal', but in reality, nothing was working out for him. Fortunately, he passed his audition and was given the opportunity to start acting. Park Yoohwan is currently playing the role of Lee Seo Woo in the new MBC weekend drama 'Shiny Shiny Shining'.

In the drama, Lee Seo Woo is a character who has lived in the United States. He is a chracter who holds a deep pain within his heart and does not show it to others. Park Yoohwan showed confidence in his interpretation of the character as he said, "I'm quite similar to him. When I lived in the US, I was a target of racism. At home, I was a bright kid around my family but once I stepped outside my door, I was a dismal kid."

Park Yoohwan said that he wants to learn more. He said he wants to learn by receiving any and all parts, whether it is comical or slapstick. Park Yoohwan laughed as he said, "I want to stand on one stage with my brother one day. I think it would be funny if we play characters who are rivals. But I want to be the victor of the story." Though he said it in a joking manner, he revealed that, "I want to beat my brother as an actor."

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Group JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu)’s first official fan meeting ‘A Sweet White Day Date’ which is scheduled to be held on March 12th at Seoul Jamsil Stadium, is reported to sold out all its tickets in within 15 minutes.

The group’s current agency CJeS Entertainment opened the ticket sales on last March 24th and fans had flocked the site ever since, swept all tickets away in only 15 minutes time, yet proving another massive ticket power of the three member-ed group.

‘A Sweet White Day Date’ will have ‘Encounter’, ‘Attraction’, ‘Intimacy’, and ‘Confession’ themes where fans are expected to interact directly with the three members. Increasing even more anticipation, the fan meeting has special stages been prepared as well, including solo stage of each member and special performances of JYJ with their personally invited guests.

Meanwhile after holding the fan meeting, JYJ is embarking to their large-scale world tour with 5 countries in Asia and 5 cities in North America as its destinations.

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JYJ is gearing up to embark on a large-scale world tour.

The trio is planning to resume their overseas promotions in April by hosting the ‘JYJ World Tour Concert in 2011‘, which will visit five Asian countries and five North American cities. Resuming promotions for their album, “The Beginning“, the boys will hold concerts in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, New York, L.A., Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Canada.

Jaejoong specifically will be in charge of directing the concerts in Asia. He has previously directed certain stage productions, even partaking in the visual effects component with the other staff members for their last concerts in Korea, U.S., and Japan.

A representative from C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Jaejoong’s interest in directing concerts has been growing. After proving his credibility by directing some performances in previous concerts, we named him as one of the directors of our world tour“.

Before embarking on the epic tour, JYJ is planning to hold a fan meeting in March, in celebration of ‘White Day’.

Source: Star News via Nate
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Yamashita Tomohisa (a.k.a. Yamapi) revealed through a recent interview that he’d like to work with JYJ’s Jaejoong in the future. ”Jaejoong and I promised to work together someday. I really want to do it if there is any chance,” he said. The two became close while TVXQ was promoting in Japan, even attending a Lady Gaga benefit concert together. Additionally, Yamapi’s sister, Yamashita Rina, and his mother are huge TVXQ fans.

Yamapi is a member of NEWS, one of Japan’s biggest pop groups, and he’s contracted under Johnny’s Entertainment, Japan’s largest agency. He’s currently visiting Korea to promote his solo album, “SUPERGOOD, SUPERBAD“, and recently performed “Party Don’t Stop” on Mnet’s ”M! Countdown“.

He first gained recognition in Korea through his role in “Code Blue“, a Japanese medical drama that enjoyed a great deal of popularity both at home and abroad. Gauging his growing popularity in Korea, Mnet Media and Johnny’s were in talks about potentially debuting Yamapi. Indeed, both parties were gratified to learn that he was greeted by over 200 fans at the airport when he flew in a few days ago.

When asked about his popularity, Yamapi gave a shy laugh and said, “It’s awkward for me to talk about my popularity with my own mouth. My goal is just to work hard and receive the fans’ love.”

Yamapi also promised fans that he’d “study Korean hard” so that he could create a full Korean album soon.

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With studio audio~

I cannot express how much I love this songs but -

ZOMG, did Jaejoong really fall off the stage like that? @.@
I didn't know about that...
Recently, a Korean website held a poll for “2011 Korea’s Most Handsome Male Artist”, attracting over 5000 netizens to vote.

The top 25 most handsome South Korean male artists of 2011 are:

1. Hyunbin
2. Kim Hyun Joong
3. Song Seung Heon
4. Kim Jaejoong
5. Jung il-woo
6. Yoo Ah-In
7. Park Yoochun
8. Lee Seung Gi
9. Lee Min Ho
10. Jang Geun Suk
11. Kim Bum
12. Song Joongki
13. Nickhun
14. Jung Yonghwa
15. Lee Hongki
16. Rain
17. Taecyeon
18. Bae Yong Jun
19. Kwon Sang-woo
20. So Ji-sub
21. Won Bin
22. Yoo Seung Ho
23. No Min Woo
24. Lee Junki
25. Choung Kyung Ho

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JYJ member Kim Jaejoong participated in the shooting of fashion magazine ELLE Korea March Edition, shooting killer photos with backdrops like LA, New York, Beijing, and Seoul. The charming yet mysterious expression has caused the hearts of many females to flutter.

On the day of the shoot, the first thing Jaejoong said to the staff was, "Everyone here are not aunties, but older sisters," earning the apporval of the female staff and causing the atmoshpere to lighten up.

Later during the interview, Jaejoong revealed, "In the past when I went overseas to expand, I didn't have much confidence. I couldn't even wave my hand to fans at the airport, and always hid behind the other members. Asia's fans' impression on me is that I can sing and dance well, so I want to thank everyone for praising me like that!"

He also expressed, "When I was younger, I wanted to show everyone my handsome and strong image, but now I've realized that it's best to be free," revealing his honest thoughts since his debut 8 years ago in the hopes of achieving more freedom.

Jaejoong's pictures have caused quite a stir amongst fans, and the online pre-orders of the magazine were completely sold out, and it has been confirmed that there will be a reprint, surprising all with his immense popularity.

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EVISU exclusive model TVXQ U-Know Yunho wears baseball sport fashion clothing - creates intense interest.

Wearing the Spring collection of the Evisu baseball sports clothing line, Yunho shot advertisements along with fashion model Kim Mi Jung. Emphasizing on the a more neutral look, the blue and red colors accentuate the casual design that particularly pleases the eye.

Ever since it started selling in retail stores beginning in February, the cold weather did nothing to obstruct the 30% increase of sales, becoming a BEST SELL collection in just a period of 2 weeks.

In addition, with the seasons changing, it is predicted that this line will be among the bestsellers. With the welcoming of baseball season in March, this collection will hopefully gain influence and become a new trend.

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KBS president, JYJ (TVXQ) and artist management company SM Entertainment's contract has been ruled by the Courts as an 'unfair slave contract,' confirming it as invalid. But because of the company's immense influence, it has caused JYJ to receive rejections from television stations allowing them to perform. With citizens of this country paying for the public broadcasting stations to maintain operations, how could it result to this? Please comply with the just laws!

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

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I'll admit that I feel like whining for a DVD version of TOH. Who is with me??

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Fashion magazine ELLE has announced that they will be producing additional copies of their March issue, thanks to Jaejoong’s sexy photo spread.

Fans felt their hearts flutter at the unique concept Jaejoong donned for the new photo spread, for which he portrays a beautiful assassin. But that’s not all – ‘ELLE’ also included an in-depth interview with the star, who discussed his personal insecurity issues and his hopes for the future.

An excerpt from the interview reads: “During the beginning of our overseas advancement, I didn’t have much confidence in myself and couldn’t shake hands with people at the airport properly. Moreover, I even hid behind the other members.”

Jaejoong also expressed his gratitude for the unchanging love from the fans, “I think the Asian fans received good impressions of our image, singing and performances, which is why they think nicely of us.”

He continued, “When we were younger, we were always daring to show a stronger and more masculine side to us, but now, we think we need to show a more composed image.”

‘ELLE’ will be releasing additional copies of Jaejoong’s photo spread from February 24th onwards.

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After the Seoul Central District Court dismissed both of SM Entertainment's injunctions against JYJ last week, the judge Kim Daewong has decided to incur a fee against SM Entertainment every time they interfere with JYJ's activities. Through a press release, JYJ's current acting agency said on February 21st, "SM Entertainment will not be allowed to interfere with JYJ activities and will pay 20 million won every time they violate this court order."

The court has decided that there is a possibility that SM Entertainment will interfere with JYJ's activities, and in the case that they do interfere, have made this ruling. To prevent any possibilities of interference, the court has ordered a restraining order against SM Entertainment.

Even though the court has ruled in favor of JYJ, C-JeS Entertainment's Baek Changjoo said, "There are still many obstacles to go over. There are many things still to be worked out even with the court ruling in our favor. I hope the public and fans support our cause and help create a more progressive celebrity system."

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

“This concert DVD was produced by a representative Korean production team, with Sylvester Levay and musical director Kim Mun Jeong participating in the production. We also had the original Viennese composers’ and Korean production teams’ taking turns correcting it, so that we can produce a concert DVD that includes more effort and is higher in quality than your average concert DVD.” - DVD Producer Kim Ji Won

Disc 1:
• Songs from “Mozart!” the musical which had the best local musical performers participating in it, such as “I Am Music, “Why Can’t You Love Me,” “Golden Stars,” “I Want To Escape My Fate” – 18 songs in total.
• “Elizabeth” Korean Version – 6 Songs in total
• Levay’s present to Kim Junsu, “ Miss you so” (Levay performs on stage, accompanying Kim Junsu on the piano)

Disc 2:
• The encore performance of “Intoxication,” which became a huge topic during the concert. This song was from Kim Junsu’s Japanese single, and was rearranged by Levay into an orchestra version.
• Making film of the preparation process outside of the actual performance – Approximately 1 hour long
• Introduction of the practice room that moved the hearts of the fans, as well as the make-up room and behind the scenes footage.

Aside from the 2 DVDs, there will be a 80 page photobook from Kim Junsu’s concert performance.

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Recently, a rumor ran rampant among fans that Yoon Eunhye of "Coffee Prince" and Yoochun of JYJ would be casted as the lead couple in KBS 2TV's new drama "Maid." The rumor, however, has been squashed by an official from the drama team, who claims it to be groundless.

According to the director of "Maid," "There’s no evidence about Yoon Eunhye and Park Yoochun as the potential cast members.”

But he then continued, “It’s true we have considered whether Yoon Eunhye and Park Yoochun could be coupled together for the drama, but in the end we believe that the couple is not possible.”

Both agencies of the actress and singer have also denied their involvement in the "Maid" drama. Eunhye's agency, The House Company, stated, “It’s just simply untrue.” Park Yoochun’s CJeS agency official has also dismissed the rumor, stating, “It’s a groundless issue.”

"Maid" is a drama about a romance that unfolds between a businessman employer and his live-in maid while they become embroiled in a battle over money.

Danggit~ Just when I was getting my hopes up.

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Rookie actor Park Yoohwan recently unveiled his heartwarming family photos.

On February 22nd, Park Yoo Hwan uploaded the pictures onto his Twitter and wrote, “Busy schedule… I want to see my family.”

In one of the photos, you can see Park Yoohwan smiling happily for the camera with his mother and his older brother, JYJ’s Yoochun. All three family members are dressed in a sophisticated member, with the mother earning especial praise for her elegant black hanbok.

Meanwhile, a different picture displays the brotherly love shared between Yoohwan and Yoochun, as Yoochun is seen draping his arm around Yoohwan’s shoulder.

Although he’s Yoochun’s brother, Park Yoohwan is steadily gaining approval with his own efforts, thanks to his debut acting stint in MBC’s “Shiny Shiny Shining”.

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