Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Through the help of a Korean Noona fan, I am able to directly ask Yunho’s father about Yunho’s leg injury. Due to Yunho’s hectic schedule and the continuous skating practice for two days, Yunho strained his leg and it is slightly swollen. However, the leg injury is not so serious to the extent that he needed hospital treatment. Yunho’s injury has been relieved through medications and massage treatments. Yunho and his father would like everyone to not worry too much about his injury and hope that everyone could continue supporting the show.

I’ve the same thought as many of my friends. We are proud of Yunho for participating in the show but on the other hand, we are worried about him as well. Upon learning he had himself injured, we do hope that he can withdraw from the program immediately. However, given his character, we know that Yunho does not allow himself to be defeated easily. Since he chose to participate in this program, he would put in his very best till the very end of the program. Its either he works hard till the very last second of his performance or he do not participate at all. This is our Yunho. Therefore, though we are worried about him, let’s watch him complete each and every of his performances beautifully. Yunho hwaiting!

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It has been confirmed that JYJ’s Xiah Junsu lives in the same neighborhood as singer Lee Sora.

Lee Sora’s Winsle County town house in Paju, Gyeonggi-do has become a hot topic online and it has been found that Xiah Junsu’s parents live in the same area.

Xiah Junsu’s house is a 87 pyeong(approximately 288m²) Winsle County house and was sold to him at a market price of around 1.7 to 1.8 billion Won. Lee Sora is living in a 75 pyeong(248m²) house that costs approximately 1.5 billion Won. The two houses are at a very close distance though each is built as a detached villa, and they’ve been called the ‘Star Town Houses’ amongst those living in the neighborhood.

Xiah Junsu has garnered great attention in the past when he released photos of his house’s interior on his Twitter account. In May, he uploaded photos of his garden of flowers with the captions, “I fed my fish. The baby fish have grown up so much,” and “This is the scenery of the garden from the second floor. The azaleas have bloomed and the running water sounds pretty good.”

Winsle County is made up of 98 large-scale town houses across 43,281m² of land and each villa has three floors, of which one is underground. Each villa has an average of 100m² of private gardens, has parking space for at least two cars and can each have its mailing address registered individually. Each room has great lighting and scenery as the houses are surrounded by an array of beautiful landscapes.

A representative of Dongmoon Construction stated, “As it is impossible to see the inside of the house when you pass by, it would be close to impossible to invade the families’ privacies,” and “Most of the people who live in the houses are executives of firms, professionals, and delegates.”

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Park Yoochun’s ‘This Empty Place is For You’ has taken over various online music charts.

In Part 3 of the ‘Miss Ripley’ OST, Park Yoochun sang Song Yoo Hyun’s theme song ‘This Empty Place is For You’ and became a hot topic for doing so.

Part 3 of the ‘Miss Ripley’ OST, which includes ‘This Empty Place is For You’, was released online at midnight on the 21st and immediately became the most searched term on various portal sites as well as the most popular song on various music charts such as Naver Music, Daum Music, Melon, Dosirak, Bugs and Cyworld, effectively making an ‘all-kill’ on domestic music charts.

On the afternoon of the 21st, ‘This Empty Place is For You’ was still the most popular song on Daum Music’s Real Time Charts and Cyworld Music’s Real Time Charts, and was the second on Melon’s Recent Songs Chart and third on Bugs Music’s Real Time Charts. The song was still highly ranked in other online sites such as Dosirak and Naver Music as well.

‘This Empty Place is For You’ has been praised for perfectly portraying the longing for a woman by blending Park Yoochun’s emotion-filled voice with sentimental lyrics. As it shows what Song Yoo Hyun is feeling in the drama, it is expected to better complete the drama and Song Yoo Hyun’s method of showing his love for Jang Miri.

The song came on during the 7th episode of ‘Miss Ripley’ on the 20th when Song Yoo Hyun confessed his love for Jang Miri and proved Park Yoochun’s popularity as ratings shot up during the scene.

A representative of the production company stated, “Park Yoochun’s soft and warm voice was perfect for the song ‘This Empty Place is For You’ and this allowed him to make an ‘all-kill’ on the music charts,” and “He’s as passionate about his music as he is about acting, which makes us believe that Park Yoochun is a true entertainer.”

The ‘Miss Ripley’ OST will be released offline as a full album on July 4th.

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What records have Hallyu stars TVXQ set that have surprised the world?

On the 25th, SBS’ E!TV ‘StarQ10′ made an investigation into TVXQ’s unusual Guinness World records as well as their overseas activities.

In 2008, TVXQ won the Guinness World Record for the biggest fanclub in the world and in 2009, they won the record for being the most photographed celebrities in the world with over 500 million photos taken of them.

During their Japanese tour, they set a record by selling out their tickets in a mere second. They surprised everyone when it was found that they were so active overseas in 2004 that they traveled the equivalent of 80 trips around the world.

TVXQ even proved their popularity in China when they received 136,031,908 votes in a popularity vote on a Chinese site. A Russian figure skater (Ilia Kulik) even used one of TVXQ’s songs for his gala show.

‘StarQ10′ staff plan to call overseas Korean residents to listen to the extent of K-POP’s popularity and the Hallyu Wave.

In this episode, questions for ‘SM idol groups who are redrawing the Hallyu map with K-POP’ will be revealed in six keywords.

The episode of SBS’ E!TV ‘StarQ10′ will air on the 25th at 2:30

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“Choikang Changmin, do you want to spend the summer solstice with me?”

While clearing up rumors of an alleged wedding, actress Han Ye Seul proposed a surprise date to Choikang Changmin. This was on the 20th during the ‘Spy Myeong Wol’ press conference at the KBS Drama Center.

On this day, Han Ye Seul cleared up rumors of her getting married soon and said, “Though it might be difficult to get married in the next year, my chances will probably shoot up in two to three years.” She continued to say, “If I want to get married, I should probably stick to the plan of getting a boyfriend after this production is over.”

To this, Eric also helped her as he said, “I too was curious of the rumors so I asked her about it on the plane, but she told me she has no plans to get married any time soon. But I’m worried that another article will be published with the title, ‘Han Ye Seul to get Married in Three Years’. Those were words that could be misunderstood easily.”

When asked what she thought about being chosen as Choikang Changmin’s ideal woman, she aroused laughter from those around her when she said, “Choikang Changmin, do you want to spend the summer solstice with me?”

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K-pop fans will be coming to play to ‘Come to Play’.

MBC’s ‘Yoo Jae Seok and Kim Won Hee’s Come to Play’ took questions from fans all over the world till the 20th with the theme ‘Questions You have for SM Entertainment Singers’.

The staff of ‘Come to Play’ posted a notice last weekend on Social Network Services(SNS), such as Facebook and Twitter. They were thoroughly surprised at the number of messages they received over the period of time they gave to fans.

A representative of ‘Come to Play’ stated in a phone conversation with Hankooki that, “Thousands of messages have been flooding in till the deadline today on the 20th.” He also added, “Japanese, American and European fans are a given and we’ve received messages from countries whose languages we can’t even recognize.”

The reason ‘Come to Play’ has created such an event is because SM Town successfully completed two concerts on the 10th and 11th in Paris, France. To repay the international fans for their support, ‘Come to Play’ and ‘SM Town’ singers will be communicating with them through SNS.

All members of Super Junior and GIrls’ Generation will be present, as well as some members from other groups such as f(x) and TVXQ. The special episode will air on the 27th.

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After many reports that JYJ's Kim Jaejoong will be starring in a drama in the latter half of 2011, a representative of SBS has stepped forward to reveal that Kim Jaejoong has is likely to be cast in their new drama, "Last Secretary".

If casted, Kim Jaejoong will play a chic and charismatic man in his 30s named Cha Muheon. As a powerful yet gentle man who is active in the financial world, Cha Muheon is a person who can read people's mind and is nicknamed "Prince". It has also been revealed that the drama will include a love-triangle story involving Muheon and his cousin, Jiheon.

After starring in the 2009 movie "Heaven's Postman," this will be the first time that Kim Jaejoong will be starring in a Korean drama.

As an idol-turned-actor, Jaejoong spurred interest from Japanese media last year and ranked #1 in the "Sports Nikkan Drama Grand Prix" for the "Best Supporting Actor" category for his role in his debut drama, "Sunao ni Narenakute."

Fellow member Park Yoochun already has multiple accomplishments under his belt, as he starred in last year's hit drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal" and is currently starring in "Miss Ripley," while Kim Junsu has become a hot star with his musicals "Mozart" and "Tears of Heaven."

Regarding Kim Jaejoong's role in the drama, representatives stated, "It looks promising, but has not been confirmed."

"Last Secretary" is a romantic comedy which revolves around a female heroine's love story with an office superior after her employment at a large conglomerate. The drama is scheduled to begin airing in August after "City Hunter" and may star actresses Choi Kanghee and Lee Heejin.

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As netizens continue to take interest in idols’ vocal talents, they’ve voted for Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon as the idol singer they’d most like to see on KBS 2TV’s ‘Immortal Music Classics 2, Singing Legends’. In the TV Entertainment corner of the women’s portal site EZday, a survey was conducted with the title ‘Which idol singer would you most like to see as a new member of ‘Immortal Classics 2′?’ and 45% of voters gave their support to Taeyeon.

Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation, who are currently sowing the seeds of a new Hallyu Wave in Europe, receives much love for her vocal talent. Second place went to JYJ’s Kim Junsu with 21% of the voters’ support. Kim Junsu has been taking the musical industry by storm with his explosive vocal talent and is receiving much love as a member of JYJ.

2AM’s Jokwon came in third with 19% of the votes and Big Bang’s Taeyang followed with 13% of the votes. Netziens who participated in the survey showed much affection for Taeyeon and gave her their full support.

‘Immortal Classics 2, Singing Legends’ airs every Saturday on KBS 2TV and is a program in which idol stars reinterpret popular songs of the past and compete with each other.

The survey was held for a week from June 6th till the 12th with 1001 participants. 74%(739 people) were women and 26%(262 people) were men, 15%(155 people) were in their 20s, 39%(398 people) were in their 30s and 29%(291 people) were in their 40s, showing a strong participation from female netizens in their 30s and 40s.

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Good Afternoon to everyone at Bigeast!

Although the date and time of the postponed performances for SMTOWN LIVE in TOKYO SPECIAL EDITION has been confirmed, as a response to everyone’s passionate support, we would like to inform you that we have decided to hold an additional performance.

Concert Information


Performers: KANGTA/BoA/Tohoshinki/SUPER JUNIOR/Shoujo Jidai/SHINee/f(x)/J-Min and more

Concert Date: 2 September 2011 (Friday)
Gates Open: 15:30 Concert Starts: 17:30

Venue : Tokyo Dome

(Other Information Omitted)

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It looks like each member of the ‘Mozart quartet’ has his own unique character?

“They’re different. Each of them are different.”

#2 Kim Junsu(Xiahzart): “Wow~ That kid is really a prodigy. That word explains him well. I think he’s really intelligent. Compared to last year’s performances, he wasn’t able to rehearse much for the encore performance because he was also holding a world tour in between. He came to about two rehearsals and did a run-through and he was so good at it. There were a lot of changes in the lyrics from last year’s performances, but he was perfect.“

“He talks to me on the phone and we chat on Kakao Talk often. I really like him. But it’s not only me; other ‘aunties’… like Young Suk and Lee Gyeong Mi, really like him too. This is confidential.. but when we’re in the make up room, there’s a monitor that let’s us watch what Junsu’s doing on stage. Whenever Junsu comes on, we all say, “How is he so good?”, “Awwww~” and “Look at him, look at him!” Gyeong Mi’s love for Junsu is amazing.”


Two of your husbands are older than you and two are younger than you.

“I don’t know about Junsu, but I can feel the age difference with Dong Seok, though they’re both younger than me. He’s quite handsome on stage. Hahaha!”


“Could there be anyone (who came from being a celebrity to a musical actor) who loves musicals more than I do? For people who have come from the TV screen to the musical stage, some may see musicals as just a job that brings home the paycheck. But how much do those people really love musicals? Of course, Junsu is an exception. From when I was little, I’ve always dreamed of becoming a musical actress. Now, I’m living it and wanting to make it my entire life.”


Who is the actor who has had the best chemistry with you till now? Just so you know, a fan of Kim Junsu asked this question.

“Hahaha! First of all, I’d just like to say that I have horrible memory. When a concert has an encore performance, people usually remember how other actors were in the initial performance, but I can’t. My mom says, ‘How do you memorize your lines with that awful memory of yours?’ I’m better at momentary concentration.”

“At first, I worked really well with Gun Myeong. At that time, I didn’t know much so it must have been hard on him. I work really well with Junsu too. I thought we wouldn’t have great chemistry together but we surprisingly do. It’s because Junsu’s so witty.“


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“The Power Of Park Yoochun” is truly unstoppable!

JYJ member Park Yoochun is currently starring in MBC’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Miss Ripley” which is continually being exported to various countries and reaping big rewards. “Miss Ripley” started airing this month” and was sold to China, Japan, Taiwan and other countries during the “2011 Shanghai TV Festival.”

As“Miss Ripley” is a show that casts Park Yoochun, who is active as a singer throughout Asia and holds the firm position as a “Hallyu star,” it has received a lot of attention from overseas buyers even from the planning stage. Therefore, once the show started airing, it simultaneously opened up pathways for the overseas markets.

MBC personnel expressed, “After the first episode of the drama aired, it didn’t take very long to get contracts. So actually, it can be considered as a pre-sale. As he is a member of JYJ, and has a large fan-base all across Asia, we could negotiate for favorable terms when signing the contracts.”

Recently, Park Yoochun was invited to participate in the “The 1st Doosan Asian Dream Cup,” and went to Vietnam for this first charity event from the JS Foundation, founded by English Premier League player Park Ji-Sung.

Other JYJ members Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong, together with Park Yoochun paid a visit to Vietnam and received a passionate reception from the Vietnamese fans, once again proving that they are indeed representative Hallyu stars.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fahrenheit was recently spotted multiple times during their visit to South Korea. There, they held a fan meeting with special guests Ryeowook and Kyuhyun of Super Junior. A few days later, two of the members, Calvin Chen and Jiro Wang, went shopping. Much to the delight of Cassies, they also took photos with cardboard standees of DBSK’s Yunho and JYJ’s Jaejoong.

With DBSK's Yunho

With JYJ's Jaejoong

With all three members of JYJ

This wouldn’t be the first time Fahrenheit’s first encounter with DBSK. In 2008, Fahrenheit expressed that they would like to work with DBSK, “We heard that their new album is getting a good response so we would really like to try to work with them.” The two groups also had the chance to meet at the Asia Song Festival, where they took a photo together.

DBSK and Fahrenheit in 2008

We’ll be seeing more of Fahrenheit with Jiro Wang starring alongside Goo Hye Sun in the Taiwanese drama adaptation of Japanese manga, "Absolute Boyfriend." Fahrenheit will also take part of the Korea Tourism Exhibition as representatives of Taiwan.

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The pic of Jaejoong's elbow infection was taken in Vietnam and was found by Japanese Cassies
(The injury seems quite serious...i wonder what happend...maybe he fell off his skateboard? @_@ poor jaejoong...*sigh*)

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JYJ’s Yoochun released his participation track for part three of his drama’s OST, MBC’s “Miss Ripley“.

Yoochun sang his own theme song, “A Space Left For You“, which is a song composed by Jun Hae Sung (of Baek Ji Young’s “That Woman” and Hyun Bin’s “That Man” fame). The emotional lyrics and passionate melody blend well with Yoochun’s deep voice.

Producers said, “Through the OST for ‘Miss Ripley’, Park Yoochun will be expressing everything he has inside of him for his character, ‘Song Yoohyun’. The beautiful melody and Park Yoochun’s voice makes for a heartbreaking song that will pave its way into the hearts of viewers.”

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The charity soccer match ‘Asian Dream Cup’, founded by Asian soccer icon Park Ji Sung(30, Manchester United), successfully ended on the 15th in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With Korean and Japanese all-stars present, the match garnered much attention from Asian soccer fans and JS Foundation has decided to reveal some interesting behind-the-scenes stories.

○… “Park Ji Sung, he’s amazing~”
When ‘Hallyu stars’ Jaejoong and Junsu of JYJ appeared at the welcome banquet on the 14th, the Japanese players, including Nakata Hidetoshi and Miura Kazuyoshi(FC Yokohama), were delighted to see them and said, “Is that really JYJ?” They even joked as they said, “For Park Ji Sung to have brought JYJ here, he’s amazing!”

During the entire banquet, Kim Jaejoong was seated next to the Japanese players and was seen conversing with them in fluent Japanese, even joining the players for some alcohol after the meal after being invited by Nakata. It was also said that he befriended many of the soccer players such as Jung Tese.

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omg you worry me T__T Get better soon♥
(Jaejoong, 10:23pm KST) Are you all doing well? Recently, I suffered from a bacterial infection and am trying to overcome the inflammation on my arm as a result of it as well as the heat.. Careful to not let the heat get to you and don’t forget to think of your cleanliness!(Be careful with food)

I feel you…Japan is wet and hot now :(
[Akio, 10.32pm KST) @mjjeje I'm doing rather well. It keeps raining in Japan. Is your arm okay?
(Jaejoong, 10.39pm KST) @akionosuke It's been a while. Is Japan well? (^-^) It's too hot here, it's bad (T_T)

Poor Akio had to ask twice to get an answer about his arm LOL
(Akio, 10.43pm KST) @mjjeje It's cloudy and rainy, really humid! I want sunny weather. Korea is hot eh, I like hot weather better! Is your arm alright?
(Jaejoong, 10.48pm KST) @akionosuke Up till yesterday it was still rather bad, but I got an injection today so it'll probably be better soon.(^-^)But I actually like Japan when its rainy like that~

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Group JYJ’s Kim Junsu appeared in the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on the 15th of this month to show off his hidden soccer skills at ‘The 1st Doosan Asian Dream Cup’, Park Ji Sung’s charity soccer match.

Meanwhile, two photos were sent to ‘Enter Post’ recently.

They were unreleased photos that were taken at the opening ceremony of the April 15th ’2011 Peace Star Cup Celebrity Soccer Tournament’ at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

In the photo, Kim Junsu is seen making eye contact with a little girl and conversing with her. He even bent over to be at level with the little girl and talked to her with what seem like warm words. But the little girl seems somewhat awkward and out-of-place. The difference in the two people’s expressions in the same situation brings a smile to one’s face.

What was Kim Junsu saying to the little girl?

Kim Junsu’s soccer pitch ‘DdalBaBo’ moments don’t end just here.

In another photo, Kim Junsu is seen fixing his hair while refusing to let go of the little girl’s hand. Even the little girl doesn’t let go of Kim Junsu’s hand, even if it meant scratching her cheek with the opposite hand. The moment caught on camera shows the two mirroring each other in a cute way.

‘Enter Post’ would like to ask this little girl, whose name we don’t know, a question that fans must be wanting to ask.

“Kid! What good deed did you do in your past life to deserve such good luck?”

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Park Yoochun, who is currently filming in MBC ‘Miss Ripley’ has participated in the OST.

In ‘Miss Ripley’, Park Yoochun who is portraying as the Mondo Group’s successor Song Yuhyun will be singing an insert song ‘The Place I Left Empty For You’ for the drama.

‘Miss Ripley”s production company, Curtain Call Media expressed, “Through the ‘Miss Ripley’ OST that Park Yoochun sang, he will be able to fully reveal his own character Song Yuhyun’s feelings.”

‘The Place I Left Empty For You’ was composed by Jun Haesung who was the composer for SBS ‘Secret Garden”s ‘That Woman’ and it will be inserted into the drama from the 8th episode as Song Yuhyun’s theme.

The song will be out on all major online music stores on the 21st. ‘Miss Ripley’ official OST that include Hwayobi’s ‘Glass’ and ‘If It Was Not You’ etc, will be out on the 4th of July.

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