JYJ’s Junsu: “I will never forget the name TVXQ”.


JYJ’s Kim Junsu met with reporters at Essen Germany’s Sheraton Hotel and talked the mutual agreement that happened between them and SM Entertainment. He also stated, “I will not forget the name of TVXQ and will always remember it”.

Seoul’s Central Court has stated in regards of the voluntary arbitration that all the contractual agreement effects between JYJ (Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoo Chun and Kim Junsu) and their former agency SM Entertainment will be considered to have ended on July 31, 2009.

Junsu spoke about this by stating, “I have always said ‘ I wish that it would end quickly’ and I felt taken aback because it ended so quickly” and “Regardless of the outcome, it is an inspiring solution. I will to have to talk about it with the members”.

Furthermore, “There has not been many things that I have earned during that time. I have not been portrayed in a positive way so it was a bit irritating. There is a big difference between now and 3 years and 4 months ago. I hope that it will be stepping point for our hoobaes* to be able to perform in a positive environment”.

He also stated, “I have never given up on the name TVXQ. I just have sadness about the unfair things, but it was not about leaving TVXQ. That is why it is a more irritating situation and that is why I am sorry towards the fans”

*Hoobae means someone who is in the same position (school or work) who started later than you.

Source: http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/culture/entertainment/563160.html


Yuri from SNSD shows her luminous beauty


Yuri from SNSD has been catching attention due to her uploaded selca* where she is wearing no makeup.

Yuri recently changed her profile picture on the SNS site UFO.

Her long hair is hanging down and she is wearing a comfortable outfit that includes a black sweater. She was not wearing any makeup but she had a flaw free appearance. She was different from appearance on stage and showed a plainer appearance but she still had a stage like pose.

The netizens stated, “She looks like a pretty and young college student”, “It looks a scene from a drama”, and “She looks much better than she does on stage”.

SNSD is currently in Vietnam for an appearance at MBC’s Music Core.

*Selca is a portmanteau for self and camera. It just means a picture that you have taken of yourself.

Source: http://isplus.joinsmsn.com/article/812/10034812.html?cloc=isplus|home|top

Jung Woo Sung gives a surprise gift to Kang Ho Dong!


Actor Jung Woo Sung prepared a surprise gift for Kang Ho Dong.

 Jung Woo Sung appeared on MBC’s revived show ‘Golden Fishery-Knee Grop Guru’ and brought Kang Ho Dong samgyeopsal (pork belly that Kang Ho Dong enjoys) and also brought a handwritten card. This gift was not something that even the producers knew about and all people were moved by his gesture and called him “manners man”. 
Kang Ho Dong was really grateful to Jung Woo Sung and read the card that was given to him. However, the card had information that no had expected and there are rumors that the whole audience reacted in uproar due to the information that was in the card. 
Jung Woo Sung showed his variety skilled that were previously hidden and showed his humor throughout the filming while having Kang Ho Dong wrapped around his finger. The studio laughed frequently due to his humor. This will be shown on the 29th at 11:15. 
Source: http://isplus.joinsmsn.com/article/905/10022905.html

Kara’s Gyuri and Baek Ji Young’s boyfriend in an embrace?


Kara’s Park Gyuri acting out a forbidden love with Baek Ji Young’s boyfriend Jung Seok Won.

 Kara’s Park Gyuri and actor Jung Seok Won showed their acting as a sad couple. 
On the 30th, Kara’s first collection of solo songs will be put into a ‘Solo Collection’ and the video for ‘Baekil Mong (Daydream) will be shown to the public. In this music video, Kara’s Gyuri and Jung Seok Won, who has become famous for being “Baek Ji Young’s boyfriend” will be acting out a sad love that cannot be forgotten. They will be going back and forth into a fantasy world and into today’s world while showing natural skinship* and lovestruck eyes. There were lingering words that they had the force of a real couple.
Park Gyuri’s solo song ‘Baekil Mong’ has a tango rhythm basis and is a grandiose song that brings a strong emotion that can only come from Park Gyuri. She will be showing off tango moves while wearing a deep red dress and also showing a side of being a young girl with her hair down. She will be showing her fairy-like charms in this music video.
*skinship means showing pda/affection
Source: http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2012/11/29/2012112900418.html

How do JYJ and TVXQ feel about each other now?


Going on separate paths. How do JYJ and TVXQ feel about each other?

 Groups TVXQ and JYJ have finished the long legal battles and now are able to go their own ways. It has been 3 years and 4 months since they have been opposite of each other. 
A representative from SM Entertainment stated on the 28th to the Asia Economic, “It seems as if the name of TVXQ has been seen discussed by people in a negative way since the three have left. This current decision has meaning to so that Yunho and Changmin can now avoid any further damage”.
The representative continued by saying, “TVXQ can now resume a new position. As they have been able to shake off the things that needed to be shaken off, they will go forth  as the vanguard of the Hallyu wave with energetic performances”.
JYJ’s side also spoke on the matter, “We have thought that we have won this battle ever since we have given our provisional injunctions three years ago. The fact that JYJ had their promotions blocked was not a legal matter but one of a fight between David and Goliath”.
They continued by stating, “JYJ will go forth in a way that only they can and we will also have promotions based on how we have planned them. We also hope that as this mediation has materialized that the various restrictions that were placed on them due to the legal battles will be resolved”. 
Source: http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/culture/entertainment/562810.html

Block B’s P.O, “I grew up wealthy”.



Block B’s P.O become known as a new chaebol-dol*. 

P.O. appeared on MBC Everyone’s ‘Weekly  Idol’ that was broadcast on the 28th and talked about the rumors of him being a chaebol-dol. He clarified that “I am not quite at chaebol-dol level”. 

He stated, “It is true that I grew up in a wealthy household but this is an exaggeration”. When asked about the company his parents were a part of he stated, “My father runs a duty-free shop. I am not exactly sure what kind of work that he does but I know that he works in that field”. They brought up the topic that P.O. received a luxury imported car from company ‘B’ after he graduated from high school from his parents.

*Chaebol means family run conglomerates in Korea. Samsung would be the most famous conglomerate. 

News and photo source; http://news.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/201211/h20121129085703111780.htm

Was Lee Hyori almost a member of SES?



The fact that singer Lee Hyori used to be an SM Entertainment trainee has raised eyebrows.

This was reported on the 29th on tvN ‘eNEWS’ on its ‘New Time Machine Rewind’ segment where the focus of the report was girl groups.

Those present in the segment were MC Kim Sung Joo, ZAM’s Cho Jin Soo, Two Two’s Hwang Hye Young, Noise’s Han Sang Il, and newcomer Alice from the group Hello Venus. They talked about the inside stories and compared the industry from the 1990’s to the present. 

The most focused on part of the segment was when they mentioned that Lee Hyori was once an SM Entertainment trainee.

Lee Hyori caught the eye of the manager of the hottest group of 1999, H.O.T, and was subsequently cast into SM Entertainment.

While she was a trainee, she was preparing to debut under a girl group. However, she left due to personal circumstances. The show claimed that if she continued with SM then she could have been a member of S.E.S and debuted then.

Lee Hyori later got scouted to DSP Entertainment and ended up debuting in FinK.L, the rival group of S.E.S.

Other interesting stories like Lee Hyori’s were shared during this time and it can be seen at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on tvN. 

News and photo source: http://news.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/201211/h20121129085703111780.htm

Lee Yeon Hee at the club! What is she wearing?


Lee Yeon Hee was recently photographed having fun at a club.

A post and a photo were uploaded on a message board for an online community and also on SNS saying, “Lee Yeon Hee’s presence at the club” on the 27th.

Lee Yeon Hee is wearing comfortable clothes and is also holding a drink in her hand. She did not look like she had been drinking much and was not wearing fancy club wear but casual clothes. Although she was wearing comfortable clothes her beauty still shone and caputed the attention of those around her. 

Netizens stated, “I heard that she went to clubs often”, “I would probably get kicked out of a club if I dressed like that”, and “She is unapproachable”.

News and photo source: http://isplus.joinsmsn.com/article/281/10009281.html?cloc=isplus|home|top

JYJ has come to an agreement with SM Entertainment!

SM Entertainment and group JYJ (Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu) have come to a mutual agreement after fighting over an exclusive contract for 3 years and 4 months.

According to the words that been spread in legal circles on the 28th, both JYJ and SM Entertainment have agreed to cancel all legal injunctions and have set the date of cancellation as July 31, 2009.

It has also been stated that both sides have agreed to and signed a written agreement to cancel all remaining lawsuits and will not interfere with each the activities of the other.

JYJ’s side immediately stated on this matter , “We cannot confirm this”.

Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun, and Kim Junsu debuted with group TVXQ in 2004. On July 31, 2009 they filed an injunction asking for their exclusive contracts to be voided with SM Entertainment at Seoul’s Central Court.

The three have been working together as JYJ since September 2010 and have been in a legal battle with SM Entertainment ever since.

News Source: Chosun.com

Photo Source: http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201211281154322410

What is Song Ji Hyo’s actual weight? And should we care? News translation plus slight editorial.

This will start off with a slight editorial from udontkiss.

Udontkiss here. I read this article and literally shook my head. Why do we have to care about what celebrities weigh? It is common for almost all Korean female celebrities to claim they weigh under 50 kg (110 pounds). Ailee recently caused a stir when she claimed she weighed over that. Is there some sort of law that states that all women must be under 110 pounds. Ridiculous. Song Ji Hyo is a GORGEOUS and talented woman and should not be judged due to her weight. Her weight has no bearing on her talents.

Now back to the translation….

Actress Song Ji Hyo shared her weight on SBS’s ‘Strong Heart”.

Boom stated on the ‘Strong Heart’ broadcast on the 27, “I have proof that Song Ji Hyo’s actual weight is over 53 kg” and so Song Ji Hyo and Super Junior’s Eunhyuk verified her weight. She had previously received suspicion about her weight being more than 53 kg on SBS’s ‘Running Man’ and decided to put all of these suspicions to rest.

Netizens have stated, “;I am wondering what her real weight is” and “Please share your weight”.

Source: joins.com

Photo Source: http://media.daum.net/entertain/enews/view?newsid=20121124095707952&srchid=IIM%2Fnews%2F61025193%2F244e4c928e224d717dba0277f03e98c2#A20121124095708158.jpg