Thursday, October 20, 2011

Changmin is having his (mid-term?) exam today at Konkuk University.


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The season for year-end music awards is back. Not only will the 3 broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS be holding their music festivals at the end of December, there are various other music awards and festivals that are being prepared for November.

The most serious problem regarding this year's music award ceremonies is whether JYJ (Park Yoochun, Kim Jaejoong, Kim Junsu), the group formed by 3 previous members of TVXQ, will be able to perform. With their own interests at stake, ex-management company SM Entertainment had shown their disapproval over JYJ's participation in the music awards and festivals.

In reality, if JYJ were to attend and won an award, SM Entertainment, with whom they are in a legal dispute, could refuse to participate in the event. From the organizers' standpoint, the groups that have enjoyed huge popularity this year include f(x), TVXQ, Super Junior, as well as SNSD, who have just made their comeback. As such, they would have to bear the burden of possibly missing out on all these "big fish".

However, it is also difficult to completely close the door on JYJ. Recently, their first Korean album "In Heaven" sold more than 300,000 copies so JYJ are more than qualified to receive invitations to music awards. The JYJ fanbase also can't be ignored. As an example, JYJ fans have shown their collective power following successive refusals to allow them to perform on KBS "Music Bank". If JYJ are still unable to attend the year-end awards, they will be able to raise the issue of fairness in these awards.

JYJ's side expressed their standpoint, "At present, they will be able to attend the award ceremonies as they do not have any overseas schedules planned after mid-November. If there are requests for discussions by the award organizers, they have the intention of attending."

On the other hand, the Melon Music Awards will begin on 24 November and the MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Festival), organized by cable channel Mnet, will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 29 November. In early Deember there is the Golden Disc Awards, in mid-December the GAON Charts Awards and early next year, the Seoul Music Awards will be held.


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Info of the fansign event here


[TRANS] Jaejoong won’t attend tomorrow’s fansign event because he is busy preparing for European tour.


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Greetings to everyone at Bigeast♪

The sale of the Tohoshinki Official Fanclub “Bigeast” Jumbo Towel (New Version) and 2012 Calendar have been decided!!

■ Bigeast Exclusive Jumbo Towel


A new and improved version of the Bigeast Towel that stains the various venues red has appeared!!
The size is larger, and feels comfortable to the touch, with a high quality jacquard format, the logo can be seen clearly even from the back.
※ This product is exclusively for members of the Tohoshinki Official Fanclub “Bigeast.”

・Sale Starts :14 November 2011, 16:00 onwards (tentative)
・Size :710mmH × 1,250mmW
・Price :¥3,500 (Tax Inclusive)

Bigeast Official Shop
http://fc.toho-jp.net/

※This shopping site is exclusively for members of the Tohoshinki Official Fanclub “Bigeast.”

■ 2012 Calendar


Shot locally, this is a wall-hanging monthly calendar. This is a a product of 14 pages full of charm from the 2 men’s relaxed expressions! Exclusively for Bigeast members, 3 postcards with images not used in the calendar will be included.
・Sale Starts :14 November 2011, 16:00 onwards (tentative)
・Size : A2 Size / 14 Pages
・Price :¥2,400 (Tax Inclusive)

Bigeast Official Shop
http://fc.toho-jp.net/

※This shopping site is exclusively for members of the Tohoshinki Official Fanclub “Bigeast.”
※This product will also be sold on the mu-mo shop on the day of sale. (there are no special premiums for mu-mo shop)


Source : [Bigeast Official Site]
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The face recognition results of TVXQ’s Choikang Changmin and CN BLUE’s Jong Hyun have been revealed, showing that the two look like Super Junior’s Kyu Hyun.

On the 11th, Kyu Hyun posted on his Twitter account, “I received a photo from Changmin one day that threw me into a panicked state. Five minutes later, Jong Hyun sent me a photo that made it hard for me to breathe. This is the majesty of the ‘Kyu-line’.”

The photos that he posted were screen captures of the results from a face recognition smartphone app that finds which celebrities you most resemble. Many were surprised to see that both Changmin and Jong Hyun received a 100% match with Kyu Hyun. People are finding the fact that these three people look alike when they’re such close friends to be heartwarming.

Netizens who saw the photos left comments such as, “That’s hilarious”, “It seems like Kyu Hyun is the ringleader here”, “They’re in the same line and they even look alike, this is awesome”, and “They’re all handsome and great singers.”


Source: [TV Report]
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What if Kim Jaejoong were to appear in ‘Deep Rooted Tree’?

A photo was posted recently on an online community thread of Song Joong Ki playing the younger form of the Great King Sejong, but with Kim Jaejoong’s face photoshopped in to replace the actor’s face.

Kim Jaejoong fit the overall mood of the photo so well that it’s hard to believe that the image was photoshopped, and his intense gaze is grabbing the attention of many netizens.

To this, netizens left comments such as, “Of course, it’s Mu-God”, “Department Head Cha looks good, even as the Great King Sejong”, “I wish he’d actually appear in the drama”, “It suits him”, “He could try acting in a historical drama”, “His facial features are really well-defined”, and “He looks like a real king.”

Meanwhile, Kim Jaejoong received much love from viewers through his role as Cha Mu Won in SBS’ Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Protect the Boss’.

Source: [fnnews]
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The person who gave the cutest performance on the red carpet of the 16th Busan International Film Festival that opened on the 6th was the actor Ji Sung(34). Though he wasn’t in Busan because he had appeared in a movie, he drew the attention of many when he received the largest cheers from those at the festival.

Ji Sung, who received much love from viewers through SBS’ Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Protect the Boss’, stepped on the red carpet as an actor who was invited to attend the festival in Busan. As soon as he appeared, he flashed ‘V’s at the camera in what can only be described as something Ji Hun would do.

“I wasn’t there in Busan because I had participated in a movie, but everyone greeted me with great enthusiasm. I think it’s all thanks to Ji Hun so I wanted to give back in the form of fan service. I thought about what would be best, and I came to the conclusion that the ‘V’ fits Ji Hun the best.”

Ji Sung said that he felt as though his performance on the red carpet was the best way to let go of Ji Hun for the last time. Though he hasn’t prepared a follow-up drama yet, he felt as though he needed to let the character go after spending so much time with him. The actor showed his gratitude for the character who healed him in many ways.

The night in Busan was buzzing with excitement. All the actors and representatives in the industry drank together at various cart bars in Haeundae. Ji Sung was no exception. “I’m not that familiar with the movie industry, so I was in the position of going around and greeting everyone. I walked around and tried to greet as many representatives as possible.”

In the end, Ji Sung shared a glass of soju with the members of JYJ, who were invited to the festival for the ‘A Night for Actors’ event. Thanks to Kim Jaejoong, who had appeared in ‘Protect the Boss’ with him, Ji Sung was able to become friends with JYJ. “I had a glass of soju with Yoochun, Junsu and Jaejoong. It was fun because they’re all such young friends.”

Ji Sung said that he thought of his chemistry with Kim Jaejoong in the drama to be very important. Mu Won (Kim Jaejoong), Ji Hun’s only friend and rival, constantly got into petty fights with Ji Hun in the drama and that made it essential for the two actors to be at ease with each other.

“I’m grateful to Jaejoong because he did so well despite the fact that this was his first time acting in a drama. My chemistry with him was really important and it worked out. I had great chemistry with Wang Ji Hae and Choi Kang Hee as well. It’s actually really hard for actors to get along so well like we did.”

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Source: [TV Daily]
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JYJ member Kim Junsu have come out on top in an assessment of vocal abilities of idol groups.

Recently, a certain media agency selected and made comparisons of vocalists from 10 idol groups and began a survey on who had the best vocal ability. The results showed that Kim Junsu was selected as the best, coming out top. On the other hand, Ahn So Hee from Wonder Girls was selected as first place for the idol singer who can’t sing, followed by KARA’s Goo Hara.

The judges unanimously agreed that Kim Junsu had an outstanding ability to perfectly interpret a song and was thus chosen as the idol singer with the best vocal ability. In second place is SNSD’s leader Taeyeon, who has shown her ability through various TV drama OSTs. Also tying for second place is SISTAR’s Hyorin.

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Greetings to everyone at Bigeast♪

A tie-up has been decided for “Easy Mind,” which was recorded in the “TONE” album that was recently released.

As the “Nissen 2011 Winter CM Song,” the CM will start on 22 October so please do not miss it!

Also, details for the new single to released on 30 November has been decided!
The new single “Winter” will include Tohoshinki’s first Christmas song “Winter Rose” and a Winter Version of “Duet,” from the album “TONE.”!!

The DVD included version will have 2 versions of the offshoot videos for the “Duet” video clip, and in the CD only version will have the lyrics of “Winter Rose” from the male viewpoint, as well as the “reversible version” lyrics from a female viewpoint, 2 versions included! Both of these are first press, and are Christmas editions, a special present version of the single!! Pre-order has started, so please check for further details on our homepage!

Also, Tohoshinki’s new Kisekae for TONE is now being distributed on 【Kisekae♪mu-mo】!

【Kisekae♪mu-mo】
http://q.mu-mo.net/news_toho111014_04/

(Other details omitted)

Also, there is a new FROM MEMBER project on the Bigeast site that has started! We should be updating it every month! Everyone, please enjoy♪


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Once You Get To Know Him, Kim Jaejoong is the End-All of 4-D Personality! The Three-Photo Set of Silly Photos Talk of the Town


Photos that contain JYJ Kim Jaejoong’s silly attractiveness have been revealed and thus are gathering the eyes.

On an online community recently, a series of photos were posted under the title of “Kim Jaejoong, Silly-Attractive Man.” These are photos that include those that he posted on his Twitter that show Kim Jaejoong being silly.

The so-called “Flower-Beggar of Legend” wearing a flower-hat and also a permed-hair wig. A quirky self-photo taken while shampoo-ing. Kim Jaejoong who has turned into Santa by slathering on foam. These photos that are tinged with Jaejoong’s silliness made those who saw them laugh.

The netizens who were exposed to the photo showed a variety of responses: “Entertainer designated by the Heavens. Whatever he does, it is pretty.” “4-D Jaejoong. It has been more than a few days that he has been silly.” “Even when he lets himself become uncool, he is cute.”

On the other hand, JYJ will hold a solo concert in Barcelona, Spain, on the coming 29th.

Source: ENews24
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The battle between JYJ and KBS to appear on broadcasts have entered round two.

KBS is still maintaining a conservative stance on the appearance of JYJ. After announcing their stand for a second time this May, they now cite the fact that JYJ is “currently involved in a lawsuit” as the reason, the same viewpoint that they had mentioned in May.

In May this year, KBS, in response to the audiences on why JYJ was unable to appear on Music Bank, expressed that “JYJ is currently doing artist activities while having two contracts, and we have decided that allowing them to appear on broadcasts in such a situation would potentially interfere with the progress and order of our cultural industry”

Following that, JYJ expressed, “The courts have ruled that JYJ’s contract was unilaterally unfair, and ruled that contract to be nullified,” and requested that KBS change their stance, but KBS removed the earlier message, and then announced that “JYJ did not officially release and album, and therefore is unable to appear. When the album is released, they would of course be able to enter the charts,” changing their official stance.

However, recently JYJ released their official album, but were not allowed on “Music Bank,” and were unable to enter the charts as well. On the message boards, audiences have been leaving an increasing number of comments on this issue.

Following which, KBS announced, “With the official album and the temporary injunction, the situation has changed, but so far the injuction as well as the effectiveness of the various exclusive contracts, compensations and various lawsuits are still underway, and these have nothing to do with the ruling of the temporary injunction. We maintain our stand on the appearance of celebrities currently involved in a lawsuit, and until a conclusion is reached, we will continue to monitor the situation’s progress,” reiterating their stand.

The JYJ side once again protested. JYJ’s management company said, “KBS’s denial of their official reply to the public which was made in May, which was uploaded onto the message boards, is very regrettable. We have very strong objections to this reply on the message boards.”

They also said, “Despite JYJ being in the midst of a lawsuit to correct the unfair contracts that violates the artists’ rights, the courts have twice sanctioned JYJ’s activities despite the lawsuit. If KBS maintains their above position, then we would like them to present evidence that all appearing artists have been evaluated with the same standards.”

They stressed that “If KBS respects the sanctity of the court’s decision, then please protect JYJ’s freedom to do their artist activities, as ruled by the court. We feel that this should be the true responsibility of KBS.”


Source : [BaiduJYJ + Nocutnews]
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Tohoshinki (TVXQ) has announced that they will be releasing a new single, titled “Winter“, on November 30th!

The single will feature Tohoshinki’s very first Christmas song, “Winter Rose“, and a winter version of their song, “Duet“.

Tracklist:

01. Winter Rose
02. Duet -winter ver.-
03. Winter Rose -Less Vocal-
04. Duet -winter ver.- -Less Vocal-

DVD:
01. Duet -Video Clip-
02. Duet -Video Clip- (Member Version)
03. Off Shot Movie

First Press:
01. Christmas specifications
02. Jacket size card (1 out of 6)
03. DVD off-shot movie

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01. Winter Rose
02. Duet -winter ver.-
03. Winter Rose -reversible ver.-
04. Winter Rose -Less Vocal-
05. Duet -winter ver.- -Less Vocal-
06. Duet -winter ver.- -Member Chorus ver.-

First Press:
01. Christmas specifications
02. Jacket size card (1 out of 6)
03. 12-page booklet

Source: Tohoshinki Official Website
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Question – Which idols do My Name want to be like?

All 5 members answered “TVXQ”.

Kon Woo – “TVXQ sunbae-nim really seem perfect. There is nothing lacking in their singing, dancing and performance. When we see how they do so well in every aspect, we think that there is no group which is as perfect as them.”

In order to become a perfect group like TVXQ, they placed emphasis on “hard work” and “doing well”.

In Soo & Sae Yong – “All groups work hard, don’t they? Working hard is a definite must and we want to be able to “do well”.

[note: only TVXQ-related parts have been translated.]

Source: Naver
Translated by: CTVXQstaff_mug_ping @ ContinueTVXQ.com
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This is the giant poster that was set up in Shinjuku during the time of “TONE’s” release.
It would be better to see it the actual thing, but the presence of a 12m tall Yunho and Changmin was overwhelming!


Before it was set up, the two of them signed the banner at avex but…


Actually, as this was the first time signing such a big banner, they practiced before signing the actual thing! Thanks to that, the signature on the giant banner was dynamic♪


Source : [Bigeast Official Site]
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‘FC Men‘, the celebrity soccer team led by JYJ‘s Junsu, took home the gold trophy at the celebrity soccer championships, ‘2011 Peace Star Cup’.

On October 19th, the FC Men faced off against the Miracle FC (led by gagman Kim Yong Man) at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. In the final round, the FC Men were able to turn the tables and come away with a final score of 4:3.

Junsu, B2ST‘s Doojoon and Kikwang, Park Sung Kwang, and many other teammates were applauded for showing skills on par with that of a professional soccer player. Junsu and Yoon Kyung Shik worked together to shoot a total of four goals for the team.

Doojoon was honored the position of ‘Man of the Year’ by the Samsung Bluewings for his outstanding performance.

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At around 4pm yesterday, I bumped into Jaejoong at the stairs to Tokyo Tower! Just as I was about to leave, Jaejoong came down in front of me, I greeted him and shook his hand, got his autograph, and had a little chat.

Jaejoong was standing on the glass floor of the viewing platform, he looked like he was really enjoying himself, he was probably admiring the scenery below. That's what I saw at the time. There weren't a lot of tourists so I think he was able to really relax and enjoy the view. I think Jaejoong and the person who was with him probably went to the upper level as well.

My conversation with Jaejoong was quite brief. Now that I've finally calmed down I can recall it, it mostly felt like I was doing all the talking. I said 'I went to Hitachi Park' and told him when I went. Jaejoong seemed a little surprised, but he happily replied 'You went to Hitachi Park? Thanks a lot'

After that, I told him 'I've been waiting for you in Japan all this time', the person who was with him interrupted and said 'Aren't we in Japan now?' and laughed. Jaejoong joked 'This is Japan', then chuckled as well and the sound of his laughter steadily got louder (T_T)(laugh).

So then I said 'I'm a fan, please give me your autograph, I've always supported you, I love you ^^' Jaejoong kept repeating himself, he said 'thank you thank you' over and over. He really is so kind and friendly.

(T/N: I'm not sure about the specific blog this was taken from, sorry ><)

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The month of October has been a continuation of the East Coast’s recent reward for their patience after continuously admiring (and envying) the countless concerts and festivities LA has enjoyed over the years — beginning with the KBS open concert that was part of the New York Korea Festival 2011, the annual Korean Chuseok (Thanksgiving/Harvest) Festival normally held at Randall’s Island in New York. Sorry to the folks in the Midwest and South… we feel you!

On October 8 and 9, the New York Korea Festival was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Korea joining the United Nations and to promote Korean culture through food and music. K-pop fans were ecstatic to learn that instead of the usual 2-3 K-pop acts, 2011 was going to be the biggest collection of idols and artists New York City’s Chuseok celebrations had ever seen! (2010 had Son Dambi and Brian Joo; 2009 brought Leessang, Brown Eyed Girls, and Wax.)

The all-star lineup was as follows: SHINee, 4Minute, Maya, BEAST, Insooni, Hong Hye Kyung, Kim Tae Woo, Jang Sa Ik, G.Na, Kim Young Im and her students, Ryeo Hyun Gu, SISTAR, Tae Jin Ah, Sul Woon Do, 2PM, TVXQ, and Patti Kim.

On Saturday, October 8, these artists (with the exception of SHINee and 2PM, who flew in on Sunday) found themselves at the Korean consulate, for a cocktail reception where UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon expressed his appreciation for these artists in empowering and spreading Korean culture with their music.

The following day was the highlight of the festival, as fans from all over invaded New Jersey’s Overpeck Park as early as morning to ensure a good view of the stage for that evening’s 3+ hour concert. Despite all of the craziness leading up to the free concert (venue relocation, introduction of ticketing policy, poor communication between concert organizers and attendees, etc.), everyone was brimming with anticipation for the main event.

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After a series of trot medleys back trot veteran singers Tae Jin Ah and Sul Woon Do, surrounded by sexy female back-up dancers that made it a bit awkward to watch, all of the night’s male idol groups (TVXQ, SHINee, BEAST, & 2PM) made their way onstage for the guys’ joint performance of “New York, New York.” Despite not everyone knowing the full lyrics, fangirls in the crowd went crazy the entire time — especially Hottests, since many had thought 2PM hadn’t made it in time for the concert at all.


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Last but certainly not least was TVXQ. Yunho and Changmin took the stage as girls screamed their names, kicking off their three-song set with the smooth and sexy “Before U Go,” followed by a flawless live performance of “Why (Keep Your Head Down)” and a revival of one of their earlier hits, “Rising Sun.”


The night ended with the emergence of legendary Korean pop singer Patti Kim, later joined by all of the artists for a finale performance of “Oh! Korea” — the perfect end to an exciting night.


Source: MTVK
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