Sunday, May 22, 2011

JYJ have once more been swept up in an external pressure controversy. On the 17th, the press conference for MBC’s ‘Miss Ripley’, the drama in which Park Yoochun plays a leading role, was held yet reporters from MBC’s entertainment news program ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ were not seen, sparking alight the pre-existing rumor that SM Entertainment, JYJ’s former agency, is applying external pressure on the MBC variety program sector. This rumor had already escalated when it was found that Park Yoochun was scheduled to appear on MBC’s ‘Come to Play’ and KBS’ ‘On a Roll’, only to have his appearances cancelled.

In a phone conversation with 10Asia, a representative of ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ stated, “We have a system and criteria set for such news coverage. If there are better items to cover, we do not have to send reporters to a location for the sole reason that the drama is one being aired by our broadcasting company. Recently, we aired a segment focusing on Lee Da Hae of ‘Miss Ripley’, so we decided to exclude the press conference from the list as it overlapped.

However, ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ has attended the press conferences of all MBC miniseries with the exception of ‘Matched Pair’. But ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ focused heavily on ‘Matched Pair’ after the press conference by visiting the filming location of the drama frequently and holding a separate interview with the child actors. The lack of coverage of ‘Miss Ripley’ by MBC has left the production company of the drama with many questions left unanswered.

The production company of ‘Miss Ripley’ stated, “We had no problem adding Park Yoochun to the cast of the drama. We, too, are curious as to why Park Yoochun can’t appear on variety programs.

The rumors of external pressure are also circulating around KBS. KBS recently responded to a viewer who wrote a post in the Viewer’s Thread titled, ‘Please explain why JYJ can’t appear on KBS shows’. According to the response, “As JYJ’s lawsuit with their former agency has not yet ended, KBS is awaiting the results of the lawsuit with the most objective position as possible. The televised appearance of a celebrity locked in a legal dispute, such as a lawsuit, usually has an impact on the controversy that surrounds them. So it is a normal procedure to await the outcome of the situation and to refrain from allowing the celebrity to appear on TV.”

Though the Courts laid down the verdict that JYJ are allowed to temporarily pursue independent activities in the entertainment industry until the final verdict of the lawsuit between the group and SM Entertainment, KBS cannot allow them to appear on their programs as they are currently active under a dual-contract. KBS added that JYJ would not be able to appear on KBS’ programs until the end of the legal dispute. CEO Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment, currently in charge of managing JYJ, has already released an official statement refuting that of KBS.

But Park Yoochun has already appeared on KBS’ ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ and JYJ sang that KBS’ ‘Acting Awards’. Therefore, people can’t help but question why JYJ are able to appear on all programs excluding variety shows. Even if the public were to accept KBS’ stance, there is no equity in the notion that the standards of appearing in a variety show and the standards of appearing in a drama are different.

On the other hand, ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ stated, “If ‘Miss Ripley’ becomes very popular, we will become the ones to ask for coverage of their drama.” This means that the success of ‘Miss Ripley’, as well as the response from the MBC variety program sector, may be what will confirm or deny the rumors of external pressure. Will JYJ be able to appear on variety programs?

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C-JeS Entertainment has released an official position refuting the stance released by KBS on the 18th.

Through the official statement, CEO Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Regarding the lawsuit that KBS has deemed an issue, the Courts laid down the verdict that SM’s subordinate contract is one-sided and unjust last year, deeming it no longer valid.”

He continued to state, “Also, in February, the Courts recognized that SM was interfering with JYJ’s activities, leading to a strict order being laid down upon them. Therefore, KBS’ claim does not make sense as its statements are not in accordance with each other.

He also added, “A verdict was made that SM must no longer interfere with the activities JYJ pursue with C-JeS under their contract,” and “These artistes are fighting a lonely battle against a prominent entertainment agency for the sole purpose of gaining a just contract.

CEO Baek stated, “We believe it is not right for KBS, instead of maintaining an objective stance on the issue, to express its official position in a way that suggests that JYJ have caused problems in society to the public, who do not know much of the issue. Therefore, we request that KBS rectify their errors.”

Lastly, CEO Baek said, “Recently, JYJ have been chosen as honorary ambassadors for publicity projects led by the nation and various groups and have been enhancing national prestige. Therefore, it saddens us to see that others are claiming that JYJ are disrupting the order of the cultural industry.”

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“Get those tickets!”

It’s a ticketing war out there. Even before ticket reservations have begun for JYJ’s Busan concert, domestic and overseas fans are already fully engaged in a competitive and fierce fence-sitting policy to get tickets for the show.

JYJ, who are currently on a two-month-long world tour, will be holding concerts on June 11th and 12th at the Busan Sajik Indoor Gymnasium as the grand finale for their world tour. Though most singers on world tours hold their finale performances in Seoul, JYJ are garnering attention for choosing Busan as their final destination.

Many speculate that the powder kegs that ignited the ticketing war were the Japanese fans. JYJ, consisting of TVXQ members Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu, are known to have many fans in Japan. As the group’s world tour will not be stopping in Japan, it is expected that a large number of Japanese fans will be flocking to Busan to see JYJ.

That may be why representatives of JYJ are worried that domestic fans may lose the chance to attend the concert.

CEO Baek Chang Joo of C-JeS Entertainment stated, “Ever since the details for the Busan concerts were finalized and released, we’ve had a constant and never ending stream of phone calls, asking where and when tickets can be bought. A notice regarding ticket sales will soon be posted,” and “We are currently thinking of a plan for domestic fans as they have been notified that a large block of tickets have already been bought by Japan.”

It was revealed that adding one more date to the concert schedule is a plan that is being actively considered right now.

CEO Baek said, “It isn’t easy to add extra dates to the concert schedule as each individual member’s schedule is packed. But taking the fans into consideration, we are currently fixing the schedules so that we can add one more performance in a location other than Busan.

JYJ, who successfully completed the Asia leg of their tour through Thailand, Taiwan and China, will be continuing their tour through Vancouver on the 20th, New Jersey on the 22nd, LA on the 27th, and San Jose on June 2nd.

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In the end, JYJ’s Park Yoochun(24) was unable to traverse the mighty wall that surrounds MBC variety shows.

Following the cancellation of Park Yoochun’s appearance on the MBC variety program ‘Come to Play’, he has also been excluded from the program list of ‘Section TV Entertainment News’. ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ is MBC’s representative entertainment news program.

Though domestic and overseas media crews flocked to the Banyan Tree Club for the ‘Miss Ripley’ press conference on the 17th, reporters from ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ were not seen on location. The program has always attended the press conferences for all the dramas of its broadcasting company in the past.

Regarding this, a representative of ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ did not say much on the issue as he commented, “We had too many items to cover,” many representatives of the entertainment industry are speculating that the MBC variety sector is buckling under the pressure of SM Entertainment due to JYJ Park Yoochun’s uncomfortable relationship with the agency.

One drama representative stated, “This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. The cast requested an appearance on ‘Come To Play’ through the drama sector for weeks and even aligned the schedules of the actors so that they could all appear, but the scheduled filming was suddenly cancelled. ‘Section TV Entertainment News’ failed to cover the shooting of the ‘Miss Ripley’ poster and now it has even excluded the press conference from coverage.”

PD Choi Lee Seop of ‘Miss Ripley’ raised his voice on the issue and said, “The director of the drama sector himself asked the director of the variety sector to cover ‘Miss Ripley’ to publicize the drama, and the variety sector agreed to do so. But due to inexplicable reasons, the press conference has been excluded from the show’s coverage. This is unacceptable.

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Online (10Q Shopping Mall – Purchase of NII Items Only) / Offline Store Purchase

All customers who purchase a total of 50,000 Won of products get an application to the JYJ Fanmeeting & JYJ Photobook
Photobooks are limited – Even if the photobook is out of stock, the applications will still be given
(Exchange is allowed / Refunds are not allowed)

Activity Period : 21 May – 19 June
Application Period : 26 May – 26 June (At the NII Homepage)
Application Method : Spend 50,000 won or more on NII products at any of the NII stores (including 10Q mall) and become a member. Your mobile number will be used as the application code, and a code will be sent to you via text message. Codes must then be input into the NII homepage.
Fanmeeting Date : End of July – Early August
Fanmeeting Location : Tentatively in the Seoul Area
Successful Applicants (to be drawn randomly) : 200 members
Date of Draw : 8 July (Further notice to be put up on NII homepage)

- Customers who have purchased items between 21 May – 25 May will all receive their text messages on 26 May.
- Those who did not manage to get the code should approach the stores or 10Q Shoppingmall
- 10Q Shopping mall’s photobooks are limited to 150 copies.

(Other information omitted)

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TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho will be making a cameo appearance on “Asia’s Star” BoA’s debut acting appearance, Hollywood’s “COBU 3D.”

On 20 May, Yunho’s Korean representatives said that Yunho had already left for Toronto, Canada to appear in “COBU 3D,” which is in the filming process. He will be the special guest star in “COBU 3D”

The lead star of “COBU 3D,” BoA also spread this news to the fans via her personal twitter account. At around 8am today, she tweeted “Special Guest! Yunho” “Such a great guy,” and also uploaded two photographs taken with Yunho where they were seated closely.

BoA and U-Know Yunho are both artists born in 1986, and belong to the same company, SM Entertainment.

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“This is the first time I’ve gone skating in my life.”

TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho, who will be appearing on SBS’ ‘Kim Yuna’s Kiss And Cry’, confessed his worries as he said, “I’m worried because I’ve never skated before.”

In the ‘Kiss and Cry’ publicity video that was shown for the first time on the 17th at the SBS building in Mokdong, Seoul, U-Know Yunho expressed his thoughts on joining Kim Yuna’s team.

Though U-Know Yunho said, “I’m so worried,” he wowed the audience with his amazing skating skills as he performed his ‘Homage to Michael Jackson’ for his first routine.

He garnered the attention of many when he moonwalked with his skates on.


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Cat Lady’s missing his cats, what’s new? but omg GORGEOUS KITTIES♥
(Junsu, 7:12am KST) I miss Leo more than usual today ..

(Junsu, 7:13am KST) And Tigger..

(Junsu, 7:13am KST) I can’t find the picture of Bakira Argh ㅠ

(Junsu, 7:21am KST) Kira~~~~~~

(Junsu, 7:25am KST) Leo~~~~~

Junsu, 7:25am KST) Tigger~~~~~~

Jaejoong tweets a thank you to his fans :)
(Jaejoong, 3:27pm KST) I highly treasure and thank each and every person who came to today’s performance. I love you..!

omg JAEJOONG THE HOBO~!! dang he must be tired :(
(Junsu, 4:02am KST) Our Director Kim.. is currently sleeping in the airport.. I’m sorry that I couldn’t protect you hyung.. lol

….Who dat on your shoulder, boy?
(Junsu, 4:34am KST) Let’s go to New Jersey~~

Look here, Sang Ho Oppa. You look like a nice person. But I kinda want a picture of Yoochun sleeping.
(Junsu, 4:38am KST) Sang Ho hyung is cute though he’s big in size.. lol

Dear Junsu. Please tell me why you decided to tweet the same thing twice and differentiate between 귀여운 and 긔여운. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. Sincerely, annoyed translator who loves you anyway.
(Junsu, 4:38am KST) Sang Ho hyung is cute though he’s big in size~~~!!! lol

Hobo no more huzzah!
(Junsu, 4:56am KST) Jaejoong hyung has ended his ‘homeless person’ lifestyle.. and is now shopping..^^

See you next time, right?
(Junsu, 5:01am KST) Bye Vancouver~

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The ironic situation of Park Yoochun being unable to appear on MBC variety programs despite participating in the filming of MBC drama ‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’, the scandals arising from KBS rejecting JYJ’s appearance on Music Bank, among the Korean celebrities, nobody is more debated than JYJ.

None of the music programmes allow JYJ to stand on the stage. Even if they insist that there are no restrictions whatsoever, there are still no programmes found that allow JYJ to participate in the broadcast.

There is no direct evidence that can show that SM Entertainment, JYJ’s previous management company, pressurised broadcasting companies. However, it is the reality that no broadcasting company is willing to let JYJ, the group situated in the center of the controversy, stand on stage.

JYJ is rated as the new model of idol celebrities. Unlike other celebrities who place their looks above all, JYJ puts their singing abilities as the basis, having equal improvement and development in both performing and singing aspects. Also, each member’s musical talent is equally outstanding, with their composing and lyric-writing abilities being showcased, and JYJ Kim Jaejoong was even the concert director of their world tour, exceeding beyond idol singers to be true artists.

Additionally, Kim Junsu’s recent version of ‘That Man’ received a huge amount of attention, despite the background music being different from original singers Baek Ji Young and from drama ‘Secret Garden’ ‘s Hyun Bin, Kim Junsu’s unique voice stood out.
Even so, we are still unable to see these singers, who are acknowledged as one of those with the best vocal ability among idol celebrities, appear on music programmes. This can only be seen as the audience’s loss. What the audience hopes for, is for JYJ to be able to appear on the music programmes, to at least give them a chance to compete.

Coincidentally, in regards to the JYJ-Music Bank controversy, KBS revealed, “The programme’s regulations is that whether an artist can appear (on Music Bank) is decided by whether they released an album. JYJ did not release any albums after 17 February. That is why they are not eligible to appear on the programme. The authority to select singers to perform completely lies with the staff of the programme. The staff will decide on their appearance based on JYJ’s future album releases and activities.”

To this, JYJ already has a chance to get rid of the broadcast restrictions place on them. Recently, JYJ began their North American tour, bringing 4 new songs, and they will also wrap up the world tour in Busan in June. If JYJ releases an album with the new songs then, KBS will have to do like what they said, following the programme regulations and allowing JYJ to appear on the broadcast.
It is difficult to tell if JYJ, who left their previous entertainment company, is successful or not based on the current restriction on their activities. It is definitely not right to judge them as failing before giving them even one chance to perform.

If JYJ’s musical ability is lacking, there will not be any need for a restriction on their activities. The audience’s unwillingness to listen to them will be the biggest condemnation.

This is why the right for the public to judge JYJ’s songs cannot be snatched away. Additionally, what KBS mentioned about the risk of adversely affecting the cultural industry, is not because of JYJ’s broadcast appearance, but due to the unfairness of the chances (to appear on the broadcast). This point should always be remembered.

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They’re finally in Canada, eh?
(Junsu, 10:37am KST) We’re in Vancouver^^

One of players for that high school female soccer team is a fan! Lucky =___=
(Woori, 7:02pm KST) @0101xiahtic I’m a big fan of yours ㅠ
(Junsu, 7:15pm KST) @rkdtnswk Great to hear from you^^ I, of course, remember you~ Let’s play soccer again some time!!

Sorry Young Pil, I think Junsu’s suffering from a bout of schadenfreude
(Young Pil, 7:05pm KST) I want to watch Sunny.. but I have no one to watch it with me… ㅠㅠ Ah~~ I’m suddenly feeling lonely…
(Junsu, 7:18pm KST) @youngfeel kekekekekekekeke You must be feeling lonely because I’m not there

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

For the first stage of SBS’ ‘Kiss and Cry’, the famous friends of the ten celebrity contestants flocked to support their friends.

To support the stars, such as Kim Byeong Man, U-Know Yunho, IU, Son Dambi, Kristal, Seo Ji Seok and Lee Ah Hyun, who were showcasing their new ice-skating talent for the first time since they began their rigorous two-month training session, top stars were seen on location. TVXQ’s Choikang Changmin and SHINee’s Minho came to support U-Know Yunho and Ryu Dam and No Woo Jin of the ‘Master’ skit attended to cheer on Kim Byeong Man while fellow f(x) members Sulli and Amber were there to support Kristal.

IU’s close friends T-ara’s Jiyeon and Yoo In Na presented her with a teddy bear as a gift and showed off their friendship that sprang from the show ‘Heroes’ while actor Bae Soo Bin was there to cheer on singer Son Dam Bi.

The families of stars were also present and the person who stood out was Lee In Suk, the mother of Lee Gyu Hyuk. As she herself was a figure skater for the Korean national team in the past, she could not hide her nervousness as she watched her son figure skate for the first time.

The performances of the top ten stars will be aired on the 22nd.

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JYJ’s Park Yoochun and his fans have donated a total of 1.86 tons of rice to children in need, becoming a hot topic among the citizens.

MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama “Ripley” held its press conference on 17 May, at 11am at the Seoul Banyan Tree Hotel, and the main cast Kim Seung Woo, Lee Da Hae, Park Yoochun and Kang Hye Jung were present, expressing comments on their characters in the drama, as well as jointly wishing for the success of the show.

On the day of the press conference, the various “congratulatory stands“ attracted the most attention. It was reported that these were from Park Yoochun’s fans from all over the world, who presented him with a total of 1.86 tons of rice as a form of well wishes for success in his new drama. Park Yoochun thanked the fans for their gift, and said that he will be donating all the rice to children in need.

“Ripley” starring Park Yoochun and Lee Da Hae will be aired on 30 May at 9.55pm, taking over “The Duo.”

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-Why did you choose to appear in ‘Mozart!’ despite your busy schedule?
‘Mozart!’ is a production that I hold so dear to me. It opened my eyes to the charm of the musical genre and it’s a musical that gives me great strength. When I was worn out, it helped me face the world again. So I always told myself that I would take up any chance to sing in ‘Mozart!’ again. When I heard that there were going to be ‘Mozart!’ performances this year, I pestered my agency into letting me join. (laughter) I wanted to do this because it’s ‘Mozart!’

-What is the unique charm of ‘Mozart!’?
Most importantly, the music of ‘Mozart!’ is beautiful. The lyrics are really good too. So even when I wasn’t actually performing, I would sing songs from ‘Mozart!’. (laughter) In the song ‘Golden Star’, the baroness sings lyrics that say, ‘Break the high palace walls, go forth into the big world, find your dreams and make them come true.’ I think the lyrics give strength and comfort to the singer as well as the listener.

-What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of ‘Mozart!’?
I think of Mozart as a person who wanted to be recognized and loved by other people. Though the musical deals with the life story of a musical genius, it is also the story of someone who feels lost in the world. I think about the humane aspect of Mozart.

-Did you feel a sense of kinship with Mozart?
Something like that. Because I am a person before I am a singer, I could relate to many of the emotions that Mozart felt.

-Did you hear that the tickets for your performances were sold out very quickly?
I want to thank the people who are showing their love for my performances. To repay them for that love, I have to work harder.

-Last year, you won the Best Male Newcomer Award and Popularity Award at various musical awards ceremonies through ‘Mozart!’. How do you feel when you receive an award as a musical actor?
I’ve always been happy when I received awards as a singer, but what I felt when I received an award as the ‘musical actor Kim Junsu’ was completely different from what I had felt before. Though I felt a little bashful, I liked it. Because I had received the Best Newcomer Award as a musical actor after having performed as a singer for so long, it felt like I was starting a new beginning. (laughter)

-What is good about having previous experience as a singer?
My stage experience helps me a lot. I’m used to connecting with the audience through concerts and performances. Even when I stand on large-scale stages in musicals, I don’t feel nervous.

-Is there anything special you do to take care of your vocal chords?
I follow the basic rules. I don’t drink or smoke, and I sometimes were a mask to protect my throat.

-What were the reactions of the other JYJ members when they watched you perform?
They praised me and said, “You’re so amazing! You did really well!” I was so proud of myself. (laughter)

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A recent poll conducted by SBS‘ ‘Inkigayo,’ female idols have reportedly chosen Big Bang’s G-Dragon as the top male idol that they would want to have a spring outing with.

Last month, SBS’ ‘Inkigayo’ polled the then-promoting idols and various staff members on which male idol they wanted to go on a spring outing with the most. The results, were recently posted and revealed that G-Dragon was the man on top. Trailing close behind G-Dragon were TVXQ’s Yunho and ZE:A’s Kwanghee who were both tied for 2nd. Fellow member T.O.P. and CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa tied for 3rd, BEAST’s Doojoon came in 4th, and BEAST’s Kikwang in 5th.source: Break News
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Friday, May 20, 2011

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JYJ World Tour has reached the stages of North America.

JYJ representative said, “It will marked its beginning on the 20th 8pm at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada and then proceed with performances in other parts of America.”

The JYJ North America World Tour collaborated with World’s second best promotion agency AEG Live, who has handled top artists’ concerts like Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Usher etc. The concert director is Jeri Slaughter who has choreographed the concerts of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez etc. JYJ would be performing on a huge stage to 7000 audiences with songs from their worldwide album, “The Beginning” and their own compositions, a total of 24 songs.

On the eve of Vancouver’s concert, Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu attended the press conference in Los Angeles and expressed, “Standing on stage and receiving comfort from the fans, (we) want to express our thanks to them.” Also, JYJ said, “We want to fill up the area with touching emotions.”

JYJ North America Tour will begin from Vancouver, Canada, followed by 22nd May in New Jersey, 27th May in Los Angeles and 2nd June in San Jose, at the three cities of US. Afterwhich, they would participate in the charity concert in Japan on the 7th June and then return to Korea for a two-day concert in Busan on the 11th and 12th of June.

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Actor Park Yoochun (26), who has been playing “wealthy man” roles ever since he started acting is actually the opposite, and actually enjoys a simple life.

In the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” Park Yoochun played the role of Lee Seon Joon, a high-ranking official’s son, and in his upcoming project “Miss Ripley,” he will act as the role of heir to local top-class resorts, the character Yutaka, with his decisive abilities and drive, lighting up the screens once again as the perfect man with leadership qualities.

Park Yoochun, who started out as a singer had already caught the attention of many with his “luxurious” image. In addition to this, the roles that he has played in dramas after becoming an actor have both been characters from a wealthy background, born with a silver spoon in their mouths, reinforcing his image as a “wealthy man.”

With regards to this, Park Yoochun said, “Unlike the characters that I play in the dramas, I am actually a very simple man. I don’t really like going to expensive restaurants, and I wouldn’t go there unless there was a special reason. I go once every two years, when my mother wants to go.”


For this project, Park Yoochun does not need to worry about criticism about his acting skills, and as long as the viewership ratings are satisfactory, he will be able to establish a firm position on the small screens.

In his previous work, “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” not only did his role as Lee Seon Joon, together with Park Min Young, Yu Ah In and Song Joong Ki create a “Jjalgeum Quartet” fever, but during the “2010 KBS Drama Awards,” he also managed to win three awards including the Best Newcomer Award, gaining recognition for his acting.

To this, Park Yoochun said, “However, I still feel a lot of pressure, so it was not easy to pick my next project. This is because there were too many people giving me high appraisals for my previous project.” Also, “From a learning viewpoint, every time I do something, there are many concerns such as ‘How much can I learn.’ After deciding on this project, I have been constantly worried about whether I can do a good job.”

Following that, he said, “But once I started shooting, the seniors took good care of me, so the acting turned out smoother than expected. When I think about the fact that other actors would have concerns about picking their next role, I feel a little better inside,” speaking candidly about his feelings.

Also, with regards to this role, “Everyone may feel like the character I play feels like the role of a “hidden prince.” Personally, I too, feel that this character has a lot of charm, but is not one-dimensional. I’m constantly communicating with the director about how to express the role, and always thinking. Actually, they are just little details, but I wish to use facial expressions and looks, together with the communication of the lines to eliminate the impression being one-dimensional,” he said, showing his deep consideration.

Moreover, “In the drama, the way Song Yoo Hyun expresses his pain is different from Lee Seon Joon in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” He is a character who faces people with a smile on his face first. Although both roles are that of a “wealthy” son, but his cheerful image is the main difference,” he added, creating more anticipation for this different sort of charm.

When acting in his previous drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” the later part of the filming process overlapped with the dates for JYJ’s Worldwide Showcase, and because of this, Park Yoochun had to endure an intense filming schedule. This time, the shooting schedule runs simultaneously with JYJ’s America Concert Tour, and (he) is unable to escape from this busy lifestyle.

Truthfully, the first episode airs on 30 May, and filming is already underway, and the group JYJ will be kicking off their America Tour Concert Tour on 20 May.

Park Yoochun said, “The schedule was is really tight, and there is no time to manage my personal health issues. I’m busy studying the script and can’t be thinking of other matters. But because I’m concentrating on things that I want to do, so I don’t find it tough. Even though shooting has led to a lack of sleep, but it’s still very interesting,” showing his passion for acting.

Park Yoochun plays the role of a Japanese in the drama, and needs to speak more Japanese than others. Due to the long period of time spent doing activities in Japan, his Japanese speaking skills have reached that of a native speaker’s standard, and the production crew has complete faith in him.

Park Yoochun said, “Speaking Japanese itself is not difficult. However, when speaking Japanese, my actual tone of voice shows, so I was worried. I haven’t used Japanese in my acting, and the most difficult part of it is the difference in tone.”

Also, “Miss Ripley” is a drama based on the case of the forged resume that rocked the country, the “Shin Jeon Ah incident”, and the title “Ripley” signifies a woman who decides on her own fate. In the drama, Park Yoochun will be showing the side of a romantic man, who is willing to risk everything to stand by the side of the woman he loves, Jang Miri (played by Lee Da Hae)


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Awwww They have a cute friendship :)
(Joo Yeon, 8:37am KST) @0101xiahtic Junsu~ Do well in your US performances, take care of your health and be safe till you get back~ Hwaiting, my friend haha
(Junsu, 11:47am KST) @babyj616 Thanks~~!! Hwaiting to you too, Joo Yeon^^

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Shortly after the release an official stance by KBS on the exclusion of JYJ from music show broadcasts and variety show programs on May 18th, JYJ’s agency, CJES Entertainment fired back with a heated response, claiming that their statements did not match up with the current situation. KBS had since deleted their post from their official site, which brought upon further speculations amongst fans.
The next day, KBS’s promotional team explained that their official statement was actually an outdated statement that was written back in February as a response to a question that was posted on their bulletin board that asked about JYJ’s lack of broadcast appearances.

KBS’s promotional team explained, “The statement was a reply to a question that our help desk received back in February, but because of a certain service error, the response was posted late, which is why we took it down shortly after.”

KBS also came forth to explain that the only reason why JYJ have not yet appeared on “K-Chart” or performed on “Music Bank” was simply because JYJ hadn’t released a new single or album since February.

They stated, “The group has only been releasing OSTs, not official albums. When they do release official albums, a decision on whether they will appear on broadcast will be made by the show’s producer.”


In contrast to KBS’s statements though, JYJ did indeed release an official album back in 2010, titled “The Beginning“, and also unveiled a ‘music essay’ back in January 2011.

So why weren’t JYJ able to perform their songs on “Music Bank”?

In the case of their music essay, it was categorized and sold as an ‘essay’ rather than a single or album. As it was considered more of a book rather than music, “Music Bank” had not taken their sale aggregations into consideration.

But in the case of “The Beginning”, the album has it clearly written on its cover, “First Worldwide Full Album“, and was even properly distributed by Warner Music.

JYJ’s agency stated, “The album ‘The Beginning’, was sold properly via a legit distribution company. However, we have never been notified by the broadcasting company regarding what measures or actions to take in order to be included in aggregation calculations for their charts. Moreover, there has never been a time when we asked why JYJ haven’t been able to appear on broadcasts. Protests that are written up on KBS’s viewers’ discussion board are not our official statements, but the opinions of the netizens.”

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JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu) have moved their “JYJ World Tour Concert 2011” to the North American continent.

CEO Baek Chang Joo of JYJ’s management company C-JeS said that, “The North American continent leg of the World Tour will kick off in Vancouver, Canada’s Rogers Arena on the 20th at 8pm,” and expressed that “While performing in the US, JYJ will write a new chapter in history as Korean artistes.”
JYJ’s North American Tour was a collaboration with the world’s second largest artist management company AEG Live, which manages globally famous artistes such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Usher.

The overall director for this concert is choreographer Jeri Slaughter, who has worked with stars like Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez.

The locations for this tour are large-scale concert halls which boast a capacity of over 7,000 and the tour is expected to become a stepping stone for JYJ, who will be performing 24 songs, of which many come from their ‘The Beginning’ album, towards making their mark as global artistes.

Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu participated in the press conference held at the Clive Davis Theater in the LA Live Entertainment Complex ahead of their Vancouver concert and thanked their fans as they said, “When we stand on stage, we feel a sense of comfort from our fans.”

JYJ also stated, “A different kind of challenge, that will give us an opportunity to prove our potential, will soon take place. We will give a performance that will be respected and recognized by the US, a country where a variety of cultures coexist.”

Vice President Susan Rosenbluth of ‘AEG Live’ did not hide her anticipation for the upcoming concerts as she said, “JYJ are one of Asia’s top groups and we see a lot of potential in them. Seeing them being loved by fans of different cultures, we can confidently believe that their music will have a positive influence around the world. We’re anticipating a great performance from JYJ.”

Also, with Vancouver as the starting point, JYJ will be in New Jersey on May 22nd, Los Angeles on May 27th, and San Jose on June 2nd to perform in these three cities. They will then perform in a charity concert in Japan on 7 June, with two more days of concerts on June 11th and 12th in Busan.

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