After creating controversy with the release of their report and audio files detailing the alleged swearing and violence against sasaeng fans by the JYJ members, Dispatch has been sued by JYJ for defamation of character.
According to reports that have surfaced, JYJ’s representatives are said to have filed a lawsuit against Dispatch asking for 100 million KRW (~$88,355 USD) on August 1st KST. It is also reported that they have demanded that Dispatch take down the audio files and their article, or be fined with 3 million KRW (~$2,650 USD) each day that the media outlet does not comply. One report also mentioned that the representatives stated that Dispatch had threatened to release more reports if they were not granted an exclusive interview.
JYJ’s legal team stated, “Publicly revealing an illegally recorded audio file without confirming with those involved first and revealing their real names is considered to be defamation of character and a violation of privacy.”
“We had previously filed a criminal case back in March. However, after discussion, we thought that a civil lawsuit was a better fit, and thus retracted the previous lawsuit and refiled again.”
JYJ Yoochun‘s sudden deactivation of his Twitter has made many fans curious as to why he might have done it.
Yoochun left a Twitter post on August 1st that read, “I am always so grateful that you are always cheering me on and showing me your love and support. I want to greet you guys in the future with great music, acting, and promotions…^^ Once again, I am sincerely grateful and I love you!! ♥.”
Twitter was a way for Yoochun to communicate with his fans and the sudden deactivation has caused speculation.
Many have assumed that he deactivated his Twitter because of sasaeng fans like Super Junior’s Heechul, but that does not appear to be the case for Yoochun.
A representative of Yoochun told OSEN on August 2nd, “In his fans point of view, this was a ‘sudden’ move, and I think that is why a lot of misunderstandings came up. He did not delete his Twitter for any particular reason. He has been neglecting his Twitter after opening it so I think that troubled him. Many fans are waiting for him to update his Twitter and send him many mentions, but he can’t reply back daily so he decided it would be better to deactivate his Twitter rather than continue to neglect it.”
“His reason for deactivating his Twitter is not because he developed a personal problem nor is it because he had a change of heart. ”
On another note, Yoochun is currently preparing for his Asia Fan Meeting Tour that will start on August 25th in Shanghai.
TVXQ!’s live concert DVD ‘東方神起 LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~‘ ranked at 1st on the daily and weekly DVD charts of Oricon by selling about 151,000 copies of the DVD in its first week of release and this became their fourth time to top the Oricon weekly DVD chart.
On August 1st, the Oricon reported on its website, “TVXQ! Becomes the First Foreign Artist to Take the 1st Place Consecutively with Two DVDs!”
The DVD contains TVXQ!’s Tokyo Dome concert, held at the Tokyo Dome on April 15th, and this concert was part of ‘TVXQ! LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~’ which attracted a total of 550,000 audiences through 26 concerts in 11 cities including Nagoya, Fukuoka, Niigata, Sapporo, Hiroshima, Fukui, Tokyo, Osaka, etc.
Also, TVXQ! topped the Oricon weekly chart with the single ‘ANDROID,’ released in July, and this is their eleventh time to rank at 1st the Oricon weekly single chart, which is the highest number of topping the chart as a foreign artist.
Meanwhile, TVXQ! will perform on SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III in TOKYODOME, which will be held at Tokyo Dome in Japan on August 4th and 5th.
역시 동방신기! 일본 오리콘 위클리 DVD 종합차트 1위!
해외 아티스트 사상 최초 DVD 2연속 1위 쾌거!
동방신기가 일본에서 또 하나의 기록을 추가했다.
동방신기는 지난 25일 일본에서 출시한 라이브DVD ‘東方神起 LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~‘으로 발매 첫 주에만 약 151,000장의 판매고를 기록하며 오리콘 데일리는 물론 위클리 DVD 종합차트에서도 1위를 차지하는 쾌거를 거뒀다.
이로써 동방신기는 오리콘 위클리 DVD 종합차트 통산 4회 1위를 차지하며 자신들이 세운 역대 해외 아티스트 최다 1위 기록을 갱신함은 물론, 전작에 이어 2작품 연속 위클리 1위로 해외 아티스트 사상 최초로 DVD차트 연속 1위를 차지하는 기록까지 추가해, 명실상부 일본 최정상 아티스트다운 동방신기의 높은 위상을 다시 한번 입증했다.
이에 오리콘 역시 1일 오전 홈페이지를 통해 “동방신기 해외 아티스트 첫 DVD 2작품 연속 1위!”라는 제목으로 동방신기의 눈부신 활약을 전하기도 했다.
이번 DVD에는 지난 1월부터 4월까지 나고야, 후쿠오카, 니가타, 삿포로, 히로시마, 후쿠이, 도쿄, 오사카 등 일본 11개 도시에서 26회 공연을 통해 총 55만명의 관객을 동원한 ‘동방신기 LIVE TOUR 2012~TONE~’ 가운데 4월 15일 펼쳐진 도쿄돔 공연 실황이 수록되어 있어, 공연 현장의 열기를 생생하게 느낄 수 있다.
또한 동방신기는 지난 7월 발매한 싱글 ‘ANDROID’로 오리콘 위클리 싱글차트 통산 11회 1위를 차지하며 해외 아티스트 사상 최다 1위 기록을 이어감은 물론 싱글 총판매량 310장을 돌파하며 역대 해외 그룹 최다판매량 기록도 세우는 등 매 앨범을 발표할 때마다 오리콘 역사를 새롭게 써내려가고 있는 만큼 앞으로의 활약도 귀추가 주목된다.
한편, 동방신기는 오는 8월 4~5일 일본 도쿄돔에서 열리는 SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR III in TOKYODOME 공연에 참석해 멋진 무대로 일본 팬들을 매료시킬 예정이다.
Credits: SMTown Facebook
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Park Yoochun's twitter has now become deactivated.
His last words before leaving twitter were: "For always supporting me, loving me, I am really always thankful. In the future, I want to meet with good music and acting through good activities..^^ Once again, I sincerely thank you, and I love you!! ♥^^"
"@6002theMicky: 늘 응원해주시고 사랑해주시고 정말 항상감사드립니다 앞으로 좋은 음악 연기 좋은 활동으로 뵈고싶네요…^^다시한번 진심으로 감사드리고 사랑합니다!!♥^^"
Yoochun's manager also tweeted "positively ^^ A newstart" before his twitter became deactivated as well.
"@mykim3130: 긍정 적으로^^ 새롭게 출발"
Credits: a_lovelikewar, @6002themick, @mykim3130
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Really thank you always, for supporting and loving me all the time. I want to meet you all with good music and acting and good activities in the future...^^ Once again, thank you sincerely and I love you!!♥^^
JYJ Kim Jaejoong revealed his way to battle the harsh summer heat.
Yesterday, Kim Jaejoong was in an outdoor filming site for ‘Dr Jin’ and completed a fighting scene under the 36 degrees summer sky.
In the drama as a Major, Kim Jaejoong had to don an outfit that is suffocating, together with wrist and knee guards and then perfectly executed the long-hours of fighting scene.
Drama representative expressed that, “Because Kyung Tak is a military officer, therefore just the rehearsal between the action actors of the fighting scene took 1-2 hours to complete. For the realistic scene, filming has to be done from different angles again, therefore a fight scene will take a long time to film.” “Just by standing, one can feel the tiredness. Under such weather, Kim Jaejoong personally took note of the fighting route and did not used any substitute action actor and perfectly completed the fighting scene.”
Kim Jaejoong’s representative C-JeS Entertainment expressed, “Kim Jaejoong is currently donning the historical outfit with his hairdo, fighting with the harsh summer heat.” “The car is loaded with a icebox filled with ice and he had a ice bag with him all the time. Together with the huge fan and mini electric fan, but all these are only temporary measures.”
No matter where, the mini umbrella tent will be set up for shielding from the sun. Kim Jaejong who is wearing two singlets that helped in perspiration absorption and applying cool sheets on himself, said, “Just a few sword wielding action is enough to make me drenched in perspiration. But it actually helped me in getting the feel of fighting. A blessing in disguise.” “As the fighting scene is very important for expressing Kyung Tak’s emotions, I forgot about the heat after I focused on the filming.”
‘Dr Jin’ will be airing its last two episodes this weekend.
Credits: kimjaejoongbar Trans by: rachui@sharingyoochun
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Asian Pops magazine;
The issue will include special talk about JYJ.
Release date is August 1st
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TVXQ has taken first place on Japan’s Oricon weekly DVD combination chart!
On August 1st, SM Entertainment revealed that TVXQ’s ‘TVXQ Live Tour 2012 ~TONE~‘ DVD, which was released on July 25th, had sold 150,000 units in its first week, simultaneously topping Oricon’s weekly DVD combination chart.
This feat makes TVXQ the first ever international artist to consecutively top the DVD chart for two releases in a row. The official Oricon homepage wrote, “TVXQ has become the first international artist to consecutively rank two DVDs at the top!”
The DVD contains footage from their 11-city Japanese tour, which began in January and ran through April.
The duo will be meeting their Japanese fans once again through the ‘SMTOWN Live World Tour in Tokyo Dome‘ on August 4th and 5th.
Info: Mnet’s Wide Entertainment News prepared a big special in celebration of summer vacation: a list of 100 celebrities ranked by popularity. The list was compiled from a phone survey taken by the research institution Gallup from July 5-13, and a poll that took place on Mnet.com. There will be a total of four installments for the show.
JYJ’s Kim Junsu is said to have an unusually passionate eagerness to try out new cuisines from around the world.
According to a representative, Junsu is not scared of trying out dishes that he hasn’t encountered before. Instead of eating a large quantity or not being fussy about his food, Junsu is said to be enthusiastic about trying out the cuisine of each country he visits. It is said that he doesn’t hold back, even with food that most people would hesitate to try. This is an added bonus for him as it is a requirement for stars on world tours that most have a hard time accepting.
The representative stated, “Junsu enjoys, and believes it’s important to, try out food that represents each country he visits, whether it’s sold on the street or in restaurants. Because he believes that a nation’s food represents it’s culture, he never forgets to try out new dishes when he visits a country.” They also added that, “International fans are very happy to see this side of Junsu.”
Meanwhile, Kim Junsu is on his world tour as a solo artist. Starting in Seoul, he performed in Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and China and is planning to hold concerts in two to three cities in North America, South America and Europe. He is also preparing a repackaged version of ‘XIA – TARANTALLEGRA’, with new English songs to go along with his world tour.
In response to his rising popularity all over Asia, JYJ‘s Yoochun has announced that he’ll be setting off on an Asia fan meet tour.
On July 27th, C-JeS Entertainment confirmed, “‘Rooftop Prince’ concluded two months ago, but Yoochun’s popularity both in Korea and overseas leaves no rest. Yoochun began earning widespread popularity through his 2010 drama, ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal‘, so we felt that it was time to decide on a fan meet tour for his Asian fans.”
Starting with Shanghai on August 25th, he’ll be traveling to Taiwan and Thailand, as well as one or two more countries depending on the number of fan requests. According to officials, Yoochun’s popularity in China, Taiwan, and Thailand has been the highest yet, especially with the broadcasting of his past dramas like ‘Miss Ripley‘ and ‘Rooftop Prince’.
Recently, a Taiwanese entertainment outlet polled 22,000 viewers asking who their favorite male drama lead was, and Yoochun came out on top with 71% of the votes.
Yoochun stated, “I’m really thankful for receiving so much love from Asia. I believe that this will be a fun opportunity to share my time with my international fans and talk about my memories with Lee Sun Joon, Song Yoo Hyun, and Lee Gak.”
Source + Photos: Sports Seoul via Naver
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The minute news of singer Kim Junsu’s world tour stop in New York at Hammerstein ballroom on the 30th of August was announced, fans all over the world were no longer able to hide their anticipation for it.
Challenging for the success of a first world tour as a Korean solo singer, plans for North and South America stops such as Mexico, Brazil and Chile were carried out. The first world tour stop in New York will be held at Hammerstein ballroom, where many artistes have performed before.
After news of the world tour was released, it caused craze from fans all over the world. South America’s representative said, “After the news of Kim Junsu’s tour was announced, it was immediately surrounded by South American fans and news of Kim Junsu’s tour have been going on for days. It is predicted that Korea would have an impact on South America after this tour.”
To this, Kim Junsu expressed, “I was recently in America for the production of my MV and single, and ticketing (matters). Regarding the product of the album this time, I am very satisfied from what I had expected.” He is also anticipating the meeting with his overseas fans.