Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The third world tour for SMTown Live will begin in May.

A joint concert by SM Entertainment, which is the management agency of artists including TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation and f(x), is scheduled to have concerts beginning 20 May in Los Angeles, USA, followed by 4 and 5 August at the Tokyo Dome, and 18 August at the main stadium in Jamshil, Seoul.

For the tour this time, large-scale performances will be held in major cities worldwide, including within America, Japan and Korea, as well as other Asian cities such as Beijing. The SMTown Live, which first began touring in 2008, has received explosive responses from music fans all over the world during the World Tour, which was held over 2009 and 2010 in regions including Seoul, LA, Paris, New York and Tokyo. A passionate response is also anticipated for the third world tour this time.

SM representatives revealed that for the concerts this time, aside from coming up with new stage setups and performances, they are also prepared to present upgraded stages, in particular with new collaboration performances. In addition, the concerts this time will be held in collaboration with MBC. It is expected for the concert to be broadcast under the title “MBC Korean Music Wave In LA – SMTown Special”.

Source : [K Star News]
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Kim Junsu continues to enjoy a high popularity in the musical industry.

The OST for the musical “Elisabeth” was released on 31 March. On 20 March, five songs from “Elisabeth” (Kim Sun Young – “I Belong To Me”, Ok Joo Hyun – “Nothing at all”, Kim Su Yong – “Milk”, Choi Min Chul – “Kitsch”, Park Eun Tae – “Milk” was released on various music sites, and presales for the OST reached over 4,000 copies.

Even though Kim Junsu participated in “Elisabeth”, playing the role of “Death”, his songs were not recorded in this Korean OST. Only Kim Sun Young, Ryu Jung Han, Park Eun Tae, Ok Joo Hyun, Song Chang Ui and other actors appeared in this OST.

A representative from “Elisabeth” said “Kim Junsu did not participate in the recording of this OST, but he might do an exclusive OST for his local and foreign fans. We are currently still in the midst of discussing this.”

The musical “Elisabeth” talks about the highest member of the Austria Royal Family – Queen Elisabeth, and her beautiful love story with the fantasy character, “Death.”

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Newsen]
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Park Yoochun’s fanmeeting, which was held as part of “Rooftop Prince’s” Japanese promotions, was a large event that concluded successfully.

Park Yoochun met over 500 Japanese fans on 31 March at the Yonsei University 100th Anniversary Memorial Hall, for the Japanese promotional fanmeeting of SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Rooftop Prince”.

During the fanmeeting that day, which lasted over 2 hours, Park Yoochun gave brief introductions of the drama, and updated the fans about his situation. He then went on to make triangular rice balls on the spot, and played many other games with fans.

In addition, singers of “Rooftop Prince’s” OST, as well as cast members Jung Suk Won, Choi Woo Shik and Lee Min Ho also made surprise appearances, making the fanmeeting even more eventful.

Park Yoochun expressed, “I feel very thankful that the drama is receiving so much interest and attention in Japan although it has only just begun. I will stay healthy during the process of the drama (filming). There will be many developments to the love story from now on, so we ask for your kind support.” He also said, ” Be careful not to catch a cold, and I hope everyone will always be happy.”

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The four pretty boys in SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Rooftop Prince’ have decided to cut their hair short.

Crown Prince Lee Gak who time-travelled 300 years decides to cut his hair short in order to adapt to modern Seoul’s lifestyle.The trio who understood the importance of ‘body, hair and skin were gifts from parents’ and insisted on ‘definite impossibility to cut hair’, but the crown prince has made his decision. Other than the traditional hanbok, all they have bee wearing are the old-fashioned training suits. Thus the four decides to don black suits along with their new handsome short hairstyles.

The four stirred a wave of compliments during the filming. The filming staffs exclaimed, “The four of them looked like The Beatles in their prime,”, “Though we know that they are good-looking but we didn’t expect them to be such handsome.”

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JYJ member Kim Jaejoong revealed recent images of himself, attracting much attention.

On the afternoon of 3 April, Kim Jaejoong uploaded a 9-shot selca of himself via his personal twitter account. In the photo, Kim Jaejoong is wearing a white T-shirt, and is slowly approaching the camera. From the blowdryer on the counter top, it seems that he had just finished fixing his hair before taking the pictures.

The blonde transformation of Kim Jaejoong has attracted the attention of fans, and his broad shoulders and muscular arms that show through his T-shirt have also been noticed by the fans.

Seeing the images, netizens said, “This is a doll-like selca” “His face is still so handsome” “I’m so happy to be able to see a 9-shot selca after so long” and other reactions.

JYJ recently completed their solo concerts in Chile and Peru, and was invited to perform for the First Ladies at the Blue House State Guesthouse on 27 March, becoming topics of interest.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Enews24 via Nate]
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Following last year, the leading Hallyu group TVXQ will once again be appearing at the Dream Concert.

The “2012 Dream Concert” event organisers said, “Popular group TVXQ will be joining the lineup for this year’s Dream Concert.” “After appearing in the 2008 Dream Concert, TVXQ were busy with activities in and out of the country for the next 3 years, before returning to the Dream Concert stage (last year,) showing a passionate performance of ‘Maximum’ and ‘Keep Your Head Down’.”

TVXQ, who made their debut in 2004 with “Hug”, have been performing on stages in and outside of the country for the past 8 years as the “Hallyu Ambassadors”. Hit songs include “Why (Keep your head down”, “Mirotic”, “Before U Go”, “Maximum” asn others. In 2009, 3 of their members filed a lawsuit against their management agency, with U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin remaining to continue to legacy of TVXQ. 2 years later, they made their comeback with a new album “Why (Keep Your Head Down)”, taking over music charts in Korea as well as overseas.

As a representative hallyu group, they have created various stages to meet with foreign fans. Last year on 25-26 November, they attended the “Billboard K-POP Masters” at MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, and last month they appeared at the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival 2012. Their single which was released in Japan on 14 March took the no.1 spot on the Oricon daily and subsequently the weekly charts, and created a new record with 10 singles at number 1 on the Oricon chart. This year, they will also be featured in the “SMTown LIVE World Tour 3″ which starts on 20 May at the Honda Center in California.

The 2012 Dream Concert, which TVXQ will be performing at, is in its 17th year. This large-scale Asian music event will have the slogan “Love You, Korea 2012″ in support of the patriotic message used in the Yeosu World Expo 2012.

Organised by the Korea Entertainment Producers’ Association and sponsored by Oilbank, the “2012 Dream Concert” will be held at Seoul’s Sangam-dong World Cup Stadium on 12 May at 6.30 pm KST.

(Baidu T/N: Seems like this is the 18th year of the dream concert, not the 17th)


Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Billboard Korea]
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012


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JYJ’s Kim Jun Su recently said that he has fallen in love with Park Ha on SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday series Rooftop Prince.

The series, which has aired 4 episodes, is a romantic comedy combined with mystery. The ratings for the series are keep rising.

Lead actors, including Park Yoo Chun, Han Ji Min, Lee Tae Sung, and Jung Yoo Mi also receive many favorable reviews by performing the double roles in both the past and the present

Park, who plays the role of a crown prince, also said that many people are telling him they are enjoying the series. He said, “Before I started appearing on the series, some old people didn’t recognize me. But these days, wherever I go, people say that they are enjoying the series very much and support me. It really makes me happy.”

Park also talked about Kim Jun Su, “Kim said that he will fall in love with Park Ha, played by Han Ji Min. He said he is watching the series because of Han not because of me.”

In the 5th episode, which will air on April 4 at 9:55 at night, Park will reveal himself to his grandmother Ban Hyo Jung that he is her grandson Yong Tae Yong, who has been missing for the past two years.

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It has been revealed that SMTOWN will be having holding their 3rd SMTOWN Live World Tour on April 3rd.

The world tour will begin on May 20th, 2012 in Anaheim, California at the Honda Center. SMTOWN will return to Los Angeles on August 4th, which will be followed by a concert in Tokyo on August 5th at the Tokyo Dome. On August 18th, SMTOWN will perform in Seoul at the Jamsil Stadium. The date for the Beijing SMTOWN concert has not been determined as of yet.

The event will be the first SMTOWN in California since the first North American SMTOWN happened in Los Angeles, in 2010. The event is sure to be a huge success as it has been in the past, especially with the debut of EXO, return of SHINee, and BoA's comeback looming in the near future.

In addition, MBC and SM Entertainment has joined hands for the Los Angeles concert and their joint sponsorship will showcase the "MBC Korean Music Wave in LA - SMTOWN SPECIAL." The program will give viewers a look backstage and more!

Koreaboo has also learned from sources that this years event will include many special perks, such as the chance to watch rehearsals.

Will you be catching SMTOWN's concerts this year?

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TVXQ has once again evidenced their immense popularity in Japan.

The group is planning to hold performances for their Japanese fans at the Tokyo Dome from April 14th to the 16th. The tickets went on sale for the public on April 1st at 10 a.m. (local time) and within 30 seconds, all the seats had completely sold out. Additionally the tickets for their Osaka Kyocera Dome concerts, which will be held from April 21st through the 23rd, also sold out in a mere two minutes.

The Tokyo Dome and Kyocera Dome seat 55,000, and 36,477 respectively. With the three concert dates at each location, the total seats at each location amount to 165,000 and 109,431, respectively.

In addition, the ticket reservations over the phone also sold out, leading to a ticket war between the fans. The tickets that originally sold for 8,500 to 9,500 Yen, has been marked up to 10 times the amount, and is being bought by fans at 80,000 Yen.

Although the group has already added additional dates to their concerts, fans are still desperately requesting for even more dates.


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TVXQ Yunho‘s past drawing was recently featured on Running Man.

BoA and Jung Jae Hyung guest-featured on the ‘Music Fairy’ special of SBS ‘Running Man‘ that aired on April 1st.

Gary, Yoo Jae Suk, and BoA were all on the same team and headed to the Da Vinci Museum at Jeju Island. Once at the museum, they made an unexpected discovery.

At the museum, the trio found a drawing of a rhinoceros drawn by TVXQ’s Yunho who had previously guest-featured on ‘Running Man’ last year.

The drawing which had created quite the impact was now proudly on display at the museum and simply titled, ‘Rhinoceros’, by U-Know Yunho.

Yunho’s drawing served as a clue for the ‘Running Man’ members to crack the code for the vault.

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Top idols TVXQ participated in the launching event of “L’eau De Missha”, which was held successfully.

As the models for Missha, TVXQ participated in the launching event for “L’eau De Missha” in Seoul on 30 March. This perfume is produced by Missha, the top cosmetic brand shop in Korea. On this day, around 150 fans and customers who previously submitted applications, were invited to attend the event. Hundreds of TVXQ fans also gathered outside the venue, causing traffic in the surrounding areas to come to a standstill at one point. A second video clip, “Fascination”, was also released together with the screening of the teaser video “Arrival”, which had been shown since 16 March. TVXQ’s charismatic and mischievous images in the making film were also attention grabbing.

“L’eau De Missha” consists two different types, “Always Be Mine”, which emphasises the feeling of a mature woman, and “Stay Beside Me”, which gives off the feeling of a shy female. To commemorate the release of the perfume, a limited edition package (70,000 won), including the two perfumes with TVXQ’s signatures engraved on them, as well as a photobook, was also released. The two products under the “L’eau De Missha” line will officially be on sale beginning 2 April, and will be made available at all stores nation-wide, as well as on beauty homepages online.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Daily Sports via Nate]
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Monday, April 2, 2012


On March 31, Park Yoo Chun held a fan meeting to meet his fans and promote his current drama, "Rooftop Prince." This fan meeting was held in Korea, but was open exclusively to Park Yoo Chun's Japanese fans. Through this event, 500 lucky Japanese fans had a chance to participate in a fan meeting and check out "Rooftop Prince"s filming set. The tickets sold out almost immediate after the pool was open, proving Park Yoo Chun's popularity in Japan.

Excited Japanese fans prepared placards not only for Park Yoo Chun and his previous dramas, but also for "Rooftop Prince," which has not yet aired officially in Japan. A Japanese fan commented, "Many K-drama and Park Yoo Chun fans are very excited for 'Rooftop Prince.' We watch it almost in real-time via internet."

An official from this event commented, "Both of Park Yoo Chun's previous dramas, 'Sund Gyun Kwan Scandal' and 'Miss Ripley' are widely popular in Japan. As a result, he has become one of the leading Hallyu actors. Many online fan communities were formed in Japan instantly after Park Yoochun's casting news was released."

During two hours of fan meeting, Park Yoochun updated his fans about "Rooftop Prince" and his recent activities. He also participated in many mini-games and made Onigiri (also known as Triagular Kimbab in Korea) with the fans. He thanked his fans for visiting, "Although 'Rooftop Prince' only recently started airing, I've gotten so much love and support already. Thank you all for your support and visiting me. Please keep cheering for 'Rooftop Prince.'"



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After a long time... I had a phone call with Joongie... But.. he's caught a cold huh.. Wait just a while more... I'll go..and make you porridge at least... Don't be sick~~

@Shie486 I'm at Joongie's house now

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The poster and teaser of the movie “I AM”, featuring SM Entertainment artists, has been revealed.

“I AM” documents the making of history, as SM Entertainment artists including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x), become the first Asian artists to stand on the stage of New York’s Madison Square Garden. The film attracts interest as it depicts the scenes of SM Town artists, who have gone beyond Asia to the world, before and after their performances, as well as while they prepare for their stages.

In the second movie poster which was revealed this time, what is seen is not the glamorous on-stage looks of the artists, but rather their casual and natural appearances, increasing the anticipation which people have for the movie.

Also, the teaser of the film “I AM” captures the nervous expressions of the artists before they go on stage, and the preparation which they undergo behind-the-scenes in order to present passionate stages for the fans. The film is labelled “The first, the best, and with the most possibility”, hinting at the real side of these artists which can be seen.

Upon seeing this, netizens expressed, “It cannot be missed” and “It seems to be a film with a lot of passion and hard work. I am looking forward to it.” among other responses.

On another note, this film “I AM”, which has once again sparked interest among the fans with the release of the second poster and teaser clip, will be screened in May.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Hanguk Daily via Nate]
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Newbie group EXO expressed their gratitude towards the seniors from their management agency.

EXO held their first showcase and and a press conference at the Olympic Hall, Olympic Park, Bangi-dong, Sopa-gu, in Seoul on 31 March.

During the press conference, EXO’s leader, SUHO expressed, “Super Junior’s Lee Teuk sunbae gave much advice to me about the qualities and responsibilities of a good leader.”

Kris also said, “TVXQ’s Uknow Yunho sunbae gave us a lot of assistance and guidance during this period of time with regard to our dance practices.”

In addition, EXO also said, “Our goal is to promote our music not only within the Asian music industry, but also to the world. We want to perform with our seniors and stand alongside them.”

Kai also expressed his yearning when he said, “I want to perform with Uknow Yunho sunbae in music programs. He is a senior which we have a lot to learn from, from his cool performances to his stage charisma.”

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Who is...
Getting ready.
My two eyes that have already gone red are essentially in preparation for the next thing to come...

Because I... was unable to prepare.

New DP

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