[Funcurve Review] "I Order You" 2015/12/05,
Tasty Love Story
Falling in love at first sight? More like falling in love at first taste. "I Order You" immediately intrigued and pulled me in with the way the female lead lusts after food. But beyond the atypical gluttonous heroine, I really liked the way it introduces each character as time goes on to help the story progress naturally. "I Order You" is also fast moving with each episode being about 20 minutes long. It's the perfect length to get the story across and build character depth, while not long enough to make me bored. Most importantly, "I Order You" seems to be a lighthearted drama with a hint of romantic comedy upon first impression,...More
TVXQ Member to Start Military Service Next Month 2015/06/11, Source, U-Know Yunho of the K-pop male duo TVXQ will begin his mandatory military service next month. His management agency SM Entertainment said on Tuesday, "U-Know Yunho will enlist on July 21 and serve in the Army for 21 months after completing five weeks of basic military training",...More
SM, U-Know not enlisting on July 6 2015/06/08, Source, Idol group TVXQ's U-Know was rumored to be enlisting in the army on the 6th of July but it turns out it's not true.
SM personnel told Star News on the 9th, "He's not going to join the military on July 6th",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 24 2014/10/21,
The drama ends unpredictably, mostly because all of the elements that make up the climactic battle and resolution hadn't been adequately foreshadowed. A significant part of the fight against the dragon ends up taking place in the spirit realm of all places. What is the spirit realm anyway? Everybody's always heading into it for one reason or another but aside from the occasional mock fight there's no obvious reason for the place to exist,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 23 2014/10/20,
This time Sadam's new power comes in the form of the ability to dominate the mind of security guards and force them to fight one another. Also he apparently has the ability to prevent anyone from commenting on this once the mental domination is over. It's been well established by now that nobody in the palace cares about random violent deaths, but even in that backdrop the inability of anyone to so much as point out the fact that Sadam is obviously some kind of evil wizard takes on pretty ridiculous proportions here. By the end of the episode he's practically reenacted the evil ritual that set the whole drama off while the entire royal court watches without comment,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 22 2014/10/14,
And in the end, it looks like everything is going to hinge on a magic oboe. Strangely this is not the most ridiculous plot development to show up in "The Night Watchman's Journal". Really, it's not even close to high-ranking. I was somewhat annoyed that most of our information about the oboe came from a msin character's flashback, making it yet another result of information that's been withheld from the audience for no good reason. But at least it's easy enough to understand why the oboe is important.
Anyway, as far as pre-existing plot threads go, Do-ha has to be rescued. And once again, the closest thing anyone has to a guard in this drama is just a sturdy door,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 21 2014/10/13,
Sadam gains yet another power this episode- the ability to teleport faraway people to other faraway places. I'm assuming that the faraway part is an important part of the skill, since there have been plenty of times up until now where he could have used this power to get nearby people away from him. But really, the man's long term plans are so inscrutable it's impossible to tell whether his long range thinking has any kind of basis in logic.
As for the heroes, well, it's been another mostly unsuccessful day,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 20 2014/10/07,
The main characters are still having a lot of trouble with the whole work as a team thing. It should be really obvious by now that they accomplish a lot more through mutual cooperation than they do by just going it alone. For what it's worth, at least this time the success the villains have in cornering the main characters makes a bit more sense. These are actively, deliberately designed traps that the heroes can't reasonably be expected to predict. They could do a better job reactively, but at least the failures make sense.
One of the few highlights in this drama are the action scenes, mostly by virtue of the fact that they involve a decent understanding of battle logistics. I like Do-ha's whip. As presented it's not actually a violently weapon. Rather, she just uses it either to disarm or immobilize enemies, which is actually really important when ghost possessions are the main problem the characters are dealing with on a frequent basis,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 19 2014/10/06,
Once again noble stupidity rules the day. It's not great but it's at least better than regular stupidity, since the characters do have reasons for lying to each other. Even if the reasons aren't very good, there's at least a long term deliberate effort here that shows they're thinking about the possible consequences of their actions. Now if only they could go into actual fights with that kind of mind-set...given that we've already clearly established that Sadam can't be easily killed even by a group, it's inexplicable why characters take shots at him alone this time around,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 18 2014/09/30,
At this point it's hard to come to any reasonable conclusion about the characters in "The Night Watchman's Journal" save that they're all really, really dumb. So there are two Do-ha's, and the ghost detector is broken. Not only do the other leads fail to identify the fake Do-ha (apparently simply asking her personal questions was considered unreasonable) they don't bother to keep either Do-ha under guard. The results are predictable and stupid.
This wouldn't be so agitating except that the fake Do-ha doesn't act like the real Do-ha at all. She's very forward, sneaky, and winsome. These words that have never at any point defined the real Do-ha's personality,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 17 2014/09/29,
Apparently Sadam has the power to create evil clones from ghost toupees. Just when I think his abilities can't get any more bizarrely weird "The Night Watchman's Journal" finds more ways to make his wizardry absurd even in the context of magic ghost hunting. For what it's worth, I didn't actually mind the trick he pulled earlier on. It's nice to finally get the question clearly answered of why the heroes don't just murder him outright, although again, considering how many enemies he has with access to assassins I'm surprised this is the first time it's happened.
Speaking of assassins, that's apparently the new plot hook, although of the many attempts made here only one actually succeeds,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 16 2014/09/23,
There's an actual story here, surprisingly enough. As usual it's pretty easy to point out the general inconsistencies. One would think that given the main characters have a ghost detecting machine, a guy whose entire job is a lifetime of experience of dealing with ghosts, and three actual ghosts with nothing better to do than stand guard at all hours, it would be pretty difficult to demonically possess one of the main characters. Still, one of these prevention devices does eventually work, even if it takes the whole episode.
The trajectory of the story here is actually a pretty passable one,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 15 2014/09/22,
Sadam doesn't make much of an appearance here as "The Night Watchman's Journal" seems to be running an experiment to see how long this drama can move on without any kind of flashy actual villainous interference. It figures, really. Before it was all, let's kill people at random and start fires with magical ghost fires, but now that there's actually someone around paying attention to that stuff the action is mostly restricted to giant ghost congregations and passive combat.
The trouble is giant ghost congregations aren't really an action so much as they are just this thing that kind of exists, and it's hard to be all that impressed by something that pretty much just amounts to the casting director finding lots of extras, dressing them up in Joseon era clothing, and then have them all stand around looking at stuff,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 14 2014/09/16,
I liked the shocked expression and reactions Sadam goes into here, realizing that someone is actually fighting him on the whole sneaky ghost business. Given everything that's happened up until now it's understandable that the man is fairly perplexed. It's also understandable that his own counter-initiatives to take down the main characters prove less than inspiring,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 13 2014/09/15,
The early part of this episode doesn't even bother focusing on the heroes at all. It's just Sadam's wacky schemes and all the other villainous or semi-villainous characters are trailing behind in his wake, either impotently watching him do spooky evil stuff or impotently fuming about the fact that they can't stop him from doing spooky evil stuff. For quite some time it certainly seems that the writers have decided they don't actually have anything interesting for the heroes to do so, well, let's focus on the characters with actual motivation.
Then something amazing happens,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 12 2014/09/09,
The alleged main characters in this drama barely ever actually do anything. At first I thought it was just the usual poor writing, but this episode manages to almost become interesting when Sang-hyeon just decides, you know, maybe we should actually be proactive about the whole ghosts skulking in the night murdering innocent people thing. His efforts aren't terribly successful but at least the guy's trying. Story of his life really,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 11 2014/09/08,
At this point I'm genuinely not sure whether "The Night Watchman's Journal" is actually improving in terms of storytelling or whether I'm just relieved that the action isn't as bad and inexplicable as it used to be. They're still the nagging problem of a lack of build-up. On an episode to episode basis it seems like most of what we see could easily be skipped. One plot twist in particular should have come up some time ago,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 10 2014/09/03,
The drama seems to have finally decided that it's time for the lead characters to actually make an active effort to do stuff. Their goals aren't really very clearly defined, and Do-ha pretty much disappears, but hey, it's something. There's fights this episode! The good guys and bad guys are facing off against each other instead of messing around with this constant infighting, so at least we have an actual conflict to pay heed to now.
The storyline's also relatively easy to follow, as Sadam's techniques become more clearly defined. There's blowback to the lousy way he's been operating so far, and his efforts at a counterattack meet some form of resistance,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 9 2014/09/02,
Well, apparently the whole thing with the fire ghosts was just an elaborate excuse to have the characters do a fight and rescue in the fire. This episode Sadam is right to using a whole new weapon- ghost assassinations. No, not like before, when he had a ghost kill someone. No, now he's having ghosts or spirits possess people, making them kill other people, making more ghosts, which go in a jar for some reason I'm not even going to bother trying to suss out.
I'd like to care about this, I really would. The problem is even our actual main characters don't seem to be particularly interested in what Sadam's doing,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 8 2014/08/26,
This episode nearly, very very nearly, almost manages to be some decent historical ghost busting action. Part of it is just anticipation. Now that Lee-rin has the titular journal, presumably rules are going to get established about how the ghosts work and it will be up to the team to counter the Ghastly influence. That certainly seems to be the direction "The Night Watchman's Journal" appears to be going- a specific point is made of the fact that the ghost causing all the trouble this time has a specific etymological name. Alas, any such action will have to wait until next time, as the drama once again decides to just force everything to spin around in a circle as the heroes run around helter skelter with very little idea of what they're supposed to do when they finally reach the objective,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 7 2014/08/25,
This drama's really obsessed with having its characters run into each other by coincidence. My best guess as to why is because the writers are still really determined to not have all the characters cooperate just yet, although there really isn't any good reason for this. It's painfully obvious at this point that they're all facing the same enemy. Fortunately they do manage to figure this out by the end of the episode, so from this point forward we're probably not dealing with that specific plot thread.
Other important revelations include us finding out what Do-ha's bracelet is for and why it was so important she get it back,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 6 2014/08/19,
Do-ha is treated rudely by nearly every single person she meets. This isn't for any rational reason, like her ridiculous outfit. On multiple occasions this episode she saves other characters for practically no reason at all. Yes, Do-ha does have the sort of distant hope that maybe they'll help her out, but for the most part it's just, Do-ha acts nice and helpful, and the other person responds by telling her to bugger off. Sadam was more thoughtful and considerate to Do-ha than any of the people she's actually supposed to be working with.
"The Night Watchman's Journal" is really taking this whole bit about stalling the plot way too far,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 5 2014/08/18,
This episode opens up with Lee Rin again trying to avoid ghosts. I'll admit there is some humor to be had in the sheer extremity of his efforts. At the same time, it's extremely aggravating that the characters in "The Night Watchman's Journal" are making such a strong effort to avoid actually doing anything. It's hard to have a drama about ghosts when a substantial portion of the cast refuses to acknowledge that ghosts exist and interrupt the characters that can see them.
Trying to keep track of character knowledge writ large is also getting to be a pretty big headache,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 4 2014/08/12,
Well the tone is at least consistent now. The king's still crazy, but since super dark and evil stuff isn't happening the ghost related antics go down a lot better. In all honesty these jokes still aren't particularly funny. Mostly they just highlight the essential problem with the character of Lee Rin (played by Jeong Il-woo). He doesn't have much motivation beyond just not wanting to be harassed by ghosts. If Lee Rin wasn't such a jerk his situation would probably come off as sympathetic,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 3 2014/08/11,
And now the drama transitions into action comedy. This would probably come off a lot better except that the beginning of this episode is still dealing with Hae-jong's insanity, and the transition is an awkward one. One minute we're going from an insane rampage and mass executions, then the next it's wacky ghost adventures. In the exact same episode "The Night Watchman's Journal" uses the fact that most people can't see ghosts both to demonstrate insanity and also to make jokes,...More
[KDrama.com Spotlight] "The Night Watchman's Journal" - First Impressions 2014/08/08, Source,
MBC has been excitedly teasing their newest Monday/Tuesday drama, "The Night Watchman's Journal" for months. From a superstar cast, to a refreshing genre in K-drama - sci-fi - this drama was on a lot of people's watch lists. So, after the first two episodes, what's the verdict? First of all, the CG effects are far better than I was expecting. Since it's a weekday drama, I doubted that MBC had the budget to keep the effects interesting but I was proven wrong! So far they have only had two scenes where heavily CG-ed events happen - both battles with ghostly creatures,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 2 2014/08/05,
Well, the last preview was pretty misleading. In the first place, we still don't get to see the grown-up versions of the kids. All the better since these kids are really cute, even if they spend most the episode enduring tragic childhood stuff. The simple fact of the matter is the children can't do anything yet- they're too small and powerless,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "The Night Watchman's Journal" Episode 1 2014/08/04,
The episode starts out on the positive end, giving a basic explanation of the mystical magical universe our characters inhabit. Then we move on to the most adorable party- a bunch of children wearing small little kid hanboks and playing around just having such a wonderful time. They're so cute! I know it's not going to last since next episode they'll turn into adults. I just really wish someone would make an actual drama about kids in the Joseon era playing games wearing those adorable little costumes,...More
U-Know, "Drama after drama" 2013/01/10, Source,
Two dramas fail
Plutocrat son in "Yawang"
TVFXQ leader Jeong Yoon-ho (U-Know) stood as an actor once again. He takes on the role of Baek Do-bin in the upcoming SBS drama "Yawang" and hopes to recover his poor grades as an actor,...More
Arts and Culture 2012/11/22, Source,
And now it's time for our daily arts and culture segment with Michelle Kim. Today, she has news on a world tour by a famous K-pop group and a couple of performances you might consider as you're planning your weekend. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So which band is on tour[Reporter : ] The band is TVXQ, which went from five members to two in 2009 after a contract dispute broke them up. The duo of U-Know Yunho and Max took the stage in Seoul on Saturday to kick off the tour. Take a look,...More
Idol Fans Express Love with Custom-Made Boxed Lunches 2012/11/02, Source,
As fans have become more active in expressing their affection for popular stars, the market for special boxed lunches is enjoying a boom. Sending costly lunches to their idols is becoming a hot trend, and industry insiders say the market is now worth W20 billion (US$1=W1,091), up 50 percent from a year ago. Idol groups' fan clubs, which mostly comprise middle and high school students, make up the bulk of demand, and prices range from W150,000 to W200,000 per set. Eel, tteokgalbi (Korean beef grilled as patties), salmon and shrimp usually constitute the main dishes, along with fresh fruit, a fancy cake and a flask of tea,...More
Dong Bang Shin Ki to Hold Largest Fan Club Event in Japan 2012/04/19, Source,
Star group Dong Bang Shin Ki will hold a large-scale fan club event with 100,000 audience members this summer in Japan, Sankei Sports reported on April 17.
Dong Bang Shin Ki, who held a concert tour entitled "Dong Bang Shin Ki Live Tour 2012 - TONE" at the Tokyo Dome from April 14 through 16 along with 165,000 of their enthusiastic fans, revealed on the last day of their concert that they will hold the largest fan club event in Japan. Among foreign artists, Dong Bang Shin Ki was the third singing group to hold a concert at the Tokyo Dome for three consecutive days following Michael Jackson in 1988 and the Backstreet Boys in 2001,...More
Kpop minefield 2012/03/10, Source,
Following text expresses writer's opinion, it may be bitter for some, it may be unnerving for some, and some may send me to Hell. It's fine, I'm accustomed to hate on the internet.
First, I will present you a short story. There is a very famous guy. And there is another guy who is stalking him, well, not exactly stalking, sasaeng-ing him, meaning - he has double keys to this famous guy house, he left blood notes, he has ID number, phone number etc. One day this guy comes to the famous guy house and gets slapped. No one cares - it's man to man, mano-a-mano. Another story - there is this girl, very famous, she has a stalker guy who breaks into her house, wears her underwear and lefts some 'personal fluids' on her bed. One day she comes back and the guy is waiting so she kicks him in the groins making sure he'll never be a father. Brave girl, right? Applause, applause, applause,...More
Ahn So-hee of Wonder Girls 2012/02/23, Source, Ahn So-hee (Hangul: 안소희; Hanja: 安昭熙; born June 27, 1992), commonly known by her stage name Sohee, is a South Korean idol singer, actress, model and MC. She is a member of the Korean girl group Wonder Girls, which debuted under JYP Entertainment in 2007,...More
K-celebrities now 1 2012/02/16, Source,
We go wherever the stars go! Here's the hottest entertainment news of the week! Let's go!
We're kicking off the week with an adorable kiss scene between two hot pop idol stars.
F's Luna locked lips with SS501's Kim Gyoo-jong in their first major acting debut, the TV drama "Go! Mrs. Go!",...More
Actress Ko Ah-ra Becomes a Pole Vaulter in Film 2012/01/03, Source, 22-Year-Old Actress Gain 5-kg Weight for Film
South Korea's gracefully beautiful actress Ko Ah-ra has turned into a track and field athlete.
The 22-year-old actress appeared in a press conference for film preview "Pacemaker" held at Lotte Cinema's theater in Seoul's Jayang-dong on Jan. 3, 2012.
In the movie directed by Kim Dal-joong she appears as a pole vaulter representing South Korea.
She said that she practed with 8-kg dumbbell to appear in the film. She also gained a weight of 5 killo grams to fit in with the character needed in the film,...More
K-Pop Masters Day in Las Vegas 2011/11/28, Source,
Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the world and K-pop fans have traveled from as far away as Asia to see their favorite stars perform here. K-pop idols TVXQ, MBLAQ, Brown Eyed Girls, 4Minute, SISTAR, G.Na and B2ST will perform at the famous MGM Grand Garden Arena to a packed house,...More
TVXQ #1 in Vietnam 2011/07/25, Source,
TVXQ doesn't just dominate in Korea and Japan, but Vietnam too!
According to the Korea Culture Business Exchange Organization and the "Best Fan Forever" contest website, TVXQ was the number one group, chosen by 90,898 Vietnam internet voters,...More
K-Pop Stars Taking Korean Musicals on Asian Tour 2011/06/17, Source,
Left: Park Gyu-lee of the girl group Kara, who will star in the musical "200 Pounds Beauty" in Japan; Right: Kim Kyu-jong (center front) of boy band SS501 takes a curtain call along with other cast members after performing the musical "Goong" at a theater in Kyoto, Japan /Courtesy of DSP Media and Group Eight
Producers are turning to leading K-pop bands and targeting overseas audiences in a bid to reinvigorate Korea's over-saturated musical market, which is estimated to be worth W250 billion but is feeling the pinch as supply outpaces demand.
Japan, which boasts the largest market for musicals in Asia, is emerging as Korean producers' prime target as they aim to capitalize on the popularity of K-pop stars in the neighboring country,...More
Reality TV gets a spin as stars challenge skating, dancing 2011/06/07, Source,
Krystal of f(x) in "Kiss and Cry"
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Stars are being kept busy. They have to prove their singing ability on MBC's "I Am a Singer" and hone their vocal skills on tvN's "Operastar 2011". Now, two new shows bring celebrities into the professional fields of skating and dance.
Riding the popularity of figure skating queen Kim Yu-na, SBS started airing "Kiss and Cry" on May 22, bringing singers and actors to the ice rink. The broadcaster created a small skating rink at its production center in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, to shoot the show,...More
Kim Yu-na to host TV show 2011/05/02, Source,
Figure skater Kim Yu-na poses at Incheon International Airport after returning from the World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow, Monday. / Yonhap
By Chung Ah-young
Figure skater Kim Yu-na will host a new television show titled "Kim Yu-na's Kiss and Cry" which will be aired on SBS from May 22,...More
Kim Ok-bin and Eric return project "Poseidon" step down? 2011/02/22, Source, Kim Ok-bin is known to be stepping down from SBS new drama "Poseidon".
She was due to make a comeback in four years with the drama "Poseidon" (written by Jo Gyoo-won, produced Yoo Cheol-yong) but she will be stepping down from it because of scheduling matters and unfitting conditions. A spokesperson for the drama says, "There were problems with scheduling as the shooting got postponed to mid-winter. Even the drawing for May has been recently postponed. Kim Ok-bin was one of the first to be cast for lead roles last September, but we can't hold her back for our scheduling matters".,...More
TVXQ's Single Album Ranks Atop Oricon Chart 2011/02/09, Source,
TVXQ's 31st album entitled "Why? Keep Your Head Down", which was released in Japan on January 26, ranked atop the Oricon monthly single chart. According to the Oricon chart on February 8, the single album had ranked in first place on the daily chart when it had been released, it also ranked atop the weekly chart again by selling as many as 231,000 copies within just six days of its release, and it had been reached first place on the monthly chart again,...More
TVXQ: 'We Will Keep Dong Bang Shin Ki and We Want JYJ to Come Back' 2011/01/17, Source,
TVXQ released a new album entitled "Why - Keep Your Head Down" after a two year and three months break. The two-member group TVXQ (U-Know Yun Ho, 25 and MaxChangmin, 23) explained why they had formed this two-member group again, saying, "We had decided to continue this group only to keep the group, TVXQ. This is the second stage of our groups and it will be the third stage when the other three members come back to the group after settling the problem with the agency (SM Entertainment)".
They had to take a break after three members, Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun, and Jun Su, had had a legal conflict with their agency in 2009, had left the group, and then formed a new group named JYJ. People in the music industry and their fans in Asian countries had felt disappointed about the breakup of the top star group,...More
TVXQ to take stage on KBS' televised music show today 2011/01/07, Source,
Korean idols TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols TVXQ will take the stage on a televised music show today, making their musical comeback for the first time in over two years.
SM Entertainment announced in a press release that the duo will perform the title track "Keep Your Head Down" from their album of the same name as well as the ballad song "How Can I" on KBS' Friday music program "Music Bank",...More
TVXQ to unveil title track from new album on Jan 3 2010/12/30, Source,
Boy band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ will unveil the title track from their upcoming album next week ahead of their comeback, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM announced in a press release that TVXQ will reveal the song "Keep Your Head Down" on January 3 on various online music sites, two days before their album of the same name goes on sale, while the teaser video for the song will be available on their official website and YouTube channel tomorrow,...More
TVXQ to unveil teaser video today 2010/12/29, Source,
Male duo band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ today will finally unveil the teaser video for their upcoming comeback, according to the group's agency SM Entertainment on Wednesday.
A press release by SM said that TVXQ's new video in the format of a commercial, will be disclosed for the first time at MBC's entertainment awards and SBS' music awards, both scheduled to go on air tonight,...More
TVXQ members celebrate 7th anniversary in music industry 2010/12/27, Source,
TVXQ member U-Know Yunho (left) and MaxChangmin (right) [Official TVXQ website]
Korean idols TVXQ, composed of member MaxChangmin and U-Know Yunho, have celebrated their seventh year in the music industry. The two members, both donning black suits, uploaded a photo in front of a white two layered cake with a candle indicating the years that they have been in the industry as well as posting a voice message to their fans on their official website,...More
TVXQ to release special edition of new album next month 2010/12/24, Source,
Cover of TVXQ's new album "Keep Your Head Down" [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ, composed of members Max Changmin and U-Know Yunho, will release a special edition of their upcoming album next month.
SM Entertainment announced through a press release Friday that the special edition of their new album titled "Keep Your Head Down" will go on sale on January 5. It will feature a total of 10 tracks and include a 100-page photo booklet of both members,...More
TVXQ to unveil teaser video ahead of comeback 2010/12/23, Source,
Male duo TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ will release a teaser video, in the format of a commercial, ahead of their comeback to the music scene, according to SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM announced through a press release that TVXQ's teaser video, produced in two versions, will air during major year-end shows such as music festivals and drama award ceremonies on Korea's top three major public broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS starting December 29 till 31,...More
JYJ: 'We Are Dong Bang Shin Ki Now and Forever' 2010/12/21, Source,
▶ Three former members of Dong Bang Shin Ki (Junsu, Micky Yoochun, and Kim Jae-joong) have formed a three-member group, JYJ.
They said, "There are many reasons that made us decide to leave SM, but we always think about reuniting all five members of Dong Bang Shin Ki again. We had been members of Dong Bang Shin Ki, we still are now, and we will be forever". During a recent interview with Yonhap News, they were asked what Dong Bang Shim Ki meant to them, and they all said with one voice, "It is not about a meaning or something. We are Dong Bang Shin Ki. Even though we have to go different way, there is no reason that we cannot call ourselves Dong Bang Shin Ki anymore". Three members of Dong Bang Shin Ki, Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun, and Sunsu, who had been members of the most popular star idol group for the past seven years in the Asian region, had been involved in an exclusive contract dispute with their agency, SM Entertainment, and then formed a new group, JYJ, last October and began taking their own path,...More
TVXQ to release music video for song from SBS drama 2010/12/20, Source,
Korean duo TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols TVXQ have released the music video to a song from SBS drama "ATHENA", according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Monday.
Taewon announced in a press release that the song and music video titled "ATHENA" from the soundtrack to the show of the same name was unveiled today on various online music websites including MelOn, Dosirak, Bugs and Cyworld,...More
TVXQ members to grace cover of Marie Claire Korea 2010/12/17, Source,
TVXQ members MaxChangmin (left) and U-Know Yunho (right) on the cover of Marie Claire Korea magazine. [Marie Claire Korea]
K-pop idols U-Know Yunho and MaxChangmin will grace the cover of a special edition of fashion magazine Marie Claire, according to the boys' agency SM Entertainment on Friday.
SM announced in a press release that the two members of TVXQ will be on the cover of the January issue of a star special edition of Marie Claire Korea. It will include a 10-page spread of the boys showing a sophisticated and masculine look,...More
TVXQ becomes the third most-searched artist in Japan 2010/12/17, Source,
Korean boy band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols TVXQ were the third most-searched artist in Japan this year.
According to Yahoo! Japan, the Korean boy band came in third on the website's annual most-searched artist list after popular Japanese bands AKB48 and Arashi,...More
TVXQ's new single ranks No.1 on pre-order charts in Japan 2010/12/16, Source,
Male duo band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean boy band TVXQ's new single has received the most pre-orders in Japan, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM revealed in press release today that TVXQ's new album, set to go on sale in Japan on January 26, took first place on the daily and weekly pre-orders list of HMV Japan, a major online shopping and information sites for music, DVD, games and others goods,...More
TVXQ to sing soundtrack for "Athena" 2010/12/15, Source,
Teaser image for TVXQ's upcoming release set for January 5, 2010 [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ will take part in the soundtrack for new SBS TV series "ATHENA", announced the drama's promoter Vidan Co on Wednesday.
Film marketing company Vidan stated through a press release that boy band TVXQ will sing a soundtrack to spy thriller "ATHENA", joining the list of big names in the Korean music scene including Park Hyo-shin, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Brown Eyed Soul, who have already sung and released soundtracks to the new show,...More
TVXQ's new single to appear in Japanese drama 2010/12/14, Source,
TVXQ's new album jacket [SM Entertainment]
TVXQ's new single has been selected as the theme song of new Japanese drama which will go on air starting next month, according to the group's agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
SM announced today that boy band TVXQ's new Japanese single will be tied up with Fuji TV's new drama "Beautiful Neighbors (美しい隣人) that will show every Tuesdays at 10 p.m. starting January 11,...More
JYJ Junsu to star in musical "Tears of Heaven" 2010/12/13, Source,
Singer Xiah Junsu [10Asia]
Korean singer Junsu of boy band JYJ will play the male lead of new musical "Tears of Heaven" which will be staged in February of next year, according to Core Contents Media on Sunday.
"Tears of Heaven", an original musical participated by noted Broadway artists such as Frank Wildhorn, the renowned composer of many musical pieces including songs from "Dr. Jekyll and Hyde", and Gabriel Berry who produced film "Sweeney Todd",...More
TVXQ to release comeback album on January 5 2010/12/12, Source,
Teaser image for TVXQ's upcoming release set for January 5, 2010 [SM Entertainment]
Boy band TVXQ, originally a five-member group which will make a comeback to the music scene next year as a duo formed of members U-Know Yunho and Max, will release their new album on January 5 of next year, according to their agency on Monday,...More
SM to hold final leg of world tour in Japan 2010/12/08, Source,
SM artists at "SMTOWN LIVE'10 WORLD TOUR" [SM Entertainment]
Korean idols of top Korean agency SM Entertainment will perform for two days in Japan for the final stop of their "SMTOWN LIVE'10 WORLD TOUR" in January next year.
SM Entertainment announced in a press release Wednesday that after holding a series of successful shows in Seoul, Los Angeles and Shanghai, the artists of SM will take the stage of the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on January 25 and 26 on the last leg of their world tour,...More
JYJ holds concert in Seoul over weekend 2010/11/29, Source,
Boy band JYJ performs at the group's first concert titled "JYJ Concert in Seoul" at the Main Stadium of the Olympic Park in Jamsil of Seoul, South Korea on November 27, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
"Getting struck by wind is said to happen only to those who are flying. I believe that the many winds that we are being struck with are blessings in disguise, meaning that we will fly high up". That is what JYJ member Junsu during their two-day concert titled "JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul" held on November 27 and 28 at the Main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil. And the 'wind' he spoke of did not refer to the hail and strong wind that took down the large tent that was installed over the roof of the stadium ahead of the first day of the concert. Former TVXQ members Jaejung (Kim Jae-joong), Micky Yoochun and Junsu left the band after filing a lawsuit against SM Entertainment last summer asking their exclusive contract with the agency to be nullified after which SM filed for injunction on the three's release of their worldwide album "The Beginning" in October although they later withdrew it. While the lawsuit regarding the contract with SM is ongoing, TVXQ's two remaining members U-Know Yunho and MaxChangmin are set to resume their singing careers next year under the name of TVXQ,...More
Avex promises full-fleged support of SM Entertainment artists 2010/11/25, Source,
SM artists Super Junior (top) and f(x) (bottom) [SM Entertainment]
Top Japanese talenthouse Avex has promised its full-fledged support of the careers of Korean agency SM Entertainment's artists.
The announcement was made on Avex's official website today, stating that they will continue to back the singing careers of SM's artists such as BoA, J-Min "and TVXQ who will resume their activities as a two-man band formed of members U-Know and Max",...More
U-Know Yunho cast in upcoming action drama 2010/11/03, Source,
Singer and actor U-Know Yunho [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer and actor Jung Yunho, whose singing name is U-Know Yunho, will be making a comeback to the small screen, this time with a role in an upcoming action series.
According to the show's producer on Tuesday, Yunho will be playing the role of Oh Yoon-jae, a special forces soldier for the National Maritime Police Academy in a new series tentatively titled "Poseidon",...More
SMTOWN LIVE'10 WORLD TOUR places in Billboard chart 2010/10/15, Source,
SM Entertainment artists at the SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR [SM Entertainment]
The "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR in LA", featuring the K-pop artists and actors of SM Entertainment, has placed at No. 10 on the U.S. Billboard Boxcore chart, beating out several of the biggest names in the international music scene.
According to Billboard's Boxcore chart on October 9, the second leg of the SMTOWN tour, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on September 4, came in tenth by attracting 15,015 fans and raking in over one million dollars in ticket sales,...More
SM artists bring in 25,000 fans to concert in Shanghai 2010/09/13, Source,
SM artists celebrating the 15th anniversary of singer Kangta at the third concert SMTOWN LIVE '10 in Shanghai on September 11, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
The artists of top talent agency SM Entertainment held their third concert in Shanghai over the weekend, performing a total of 54 songs in front of 25,000 concertgoers,...More
SM artists attract 15,000 fans to LA concert 2010/09/06, Source,
SM artists performing at the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles [SM Entertainment]
The artists of SM Entertainment made their second stop of their "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" in the United States over the weekend, drawing some 15,000 fans to the Staples Center in Los Angles,...More
K-pop stars kick off SM world tour in LA 2010/09/06, Source,
Some 15,000 North American fans gathered in Los Angeles, Saturday, for a concert featuring some 40 popular K-pop artists managed by S.M. Entertainment, including BoA, Girls' Generation and Super Junior./ Korea Times
By Han Sang-hee
When fans waiting in line for the S.M. Town Live 2010 World Tour in front of the Staples Center, Los Angeles, looked up at the sky, they were surprised to see the banners "'Relive S.M. Town at ALLKPOP.COM" trailing from a group of airplanes, The Korea Times' sister paper Sports Hankook reported Monday,...More
[PHOTOS] SM tour 2010/09/03, Source, Lee Dong-hae, Minho and Eunhyuk [SM Entertainment]
From left, Super Junior's Lee Dong-hae and SHINee's Minho goof off in front of a sleeping Super Junior member Eunhyuk in a plane at Incheon International Airport in South Korea on September 2, 2010 as they depart for the U.S. leg of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour" to be held in Los Angeles on September 4,...More
BoA continues to storm televised music shows with "Hurricane Venus" 2010/09/02, Source,
Korean pop sensation BoA [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop sensation BoA managed to hold onto the No. 1 position on both music programs over the weekend with her song "Hurricane Venus".
The songstress scored her third consecutive win on the special episode of KBS' Friday "Music Bank" after which she gave an encore performance of "Hurricane Venus" with the members of SHINee, via request from the fans in Poland, while collecting her second Mutizen award on SBS' Sunday program "Inkigayo",...More
U-Know Yunho, SHINee to take part in charity event 2010/08/25, Source, U-Know Yunho (left) and SHINee [SM Entertainment]
SM Entertainment's artists U-Know Yunho and SHINee will take part in a charity campaign for war orphans next week.
SM announced through a press release that at the Asia Publication Culture & Information Center at PajuBookCity in the Gyeonggi Province of Korea on August 31, the idol singers will participate in the campaign aimed at sharing the importance of peace and life by raising funds for famine and war orphans around the world,...More
BoA wins on weekend music shows with "Hurricane Venus" 2010/08/23, Source,
Korean singer BoA [SM Entertainment]
Korean songstress BoA has proven to be an unstoppable force in the music industry, claiming wins on both music programs over the weekend with her latest single "Hurricane Venus".
BoA took the No. 1 spots on both weekend shows, scoring her second consecutive win on KBS' Friday music show "Music Bank" and her first Mutizen award on SBS' Sunday program "Inkigayo",...More
SM artists kick off world tour in Seoul over weekend 2010/08/23, Source,
Singers and actors of SM Entertainment at the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour in Seoul" held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on August 21, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
Artists of top talent agency SM Entertainment kicked off their joint world tour over the weekend, performing a total of 78 songs for over six hours at their first venue in Korea's capital of Seoul,...More
[PHOTOS] SM talent at SM world tour in Seoul 2010/08/23, Source, Singers and actors of SM Entertainment pose during a press conference ahead of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour in Seoul" held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on August 21, 2010.
SM artists [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily],...More
After Stevie Wonder wowed fans with his popular tunes, powerful vocals and unforgettable stage presence, local K-pop groups are following suit with a festival to keep the musical w,...More
U-Know Yunho graces cover of HK's men's magazine 2010/08/12, Source,
Korean singer and actor U-Know Yunho [SM Entertainment]
Korean singer and actor U-Know Yunho has graced the cover of this month's issue of men's magazine men's uno, according to a press release from SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM said that U-Know Yunho has been featured on the cover of the Hong Kong edition of the publication's August issue, which was shot in the country in mid-May,...More
"SMTOWN LIVE" concert to be six hours long, says SM 2010/08/05, Source,
Official poster for upcoming "SMTOWN LIVE" concert featuring SM artists [SM Entertainment]
The upcoming "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour In Seoul" concert featuring numerous SM artists including BoA, Girls' Generation and Super Junior will be one of great scale and length.
Agency SM Entertainment (SM) announced in a press release on Thursday that the joint world tour, which includes stops in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and other major Asian cities, will be about six hours long and feature a total of some 80 songs by the artists,...More
BoA stirring hype with new album release this week 2010/08/01, Source,
Korean pop singer BoA on the cover of her new album "Hurricane Venus" [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop star BoA continues to stir up hype with her upcoming album release this week, her first record in Korea in five years.
According to a press release by agency SM Entertainment on Monday, the singer's sixth album titled "Hurricane Venus", will be released both online and offline on August 5,...More
Hangeng accused of plagiarizing song by U-Know Yunho 2010/07/27, Source,
TVXQ singer U-Know Yunho (left) and former Super Junior member Hangeng [SM Entertainment]
Former Super Junior member Hangeng is heating up controversy with "Fire", his latest single release in China that has been accused of plagiarizing a song written by TVXQ leader U-Know Yunho.
Fans have suggested that "Fire", the new single by Hangeng who went solo after leaving Super Junior, plagiarized U-Know Yunho's composition "Checkmate", performed at 'TVXQ THE 3rd ASIA TOUR CONCERT-MIROTIC' held February 20 in Korea,...More
BoA to unveil two tracks from new album tomorrow 2010/07/27, Source,
Korean pop singer BoA [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop singer BoA will be unveiling two new tracks, "The Person Next To Me" and "GAME", from her upcoming album "Hurricane Venus", according to her agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
SM said in a press release that the digital sound source for tracks "Person" and "GAME" will be released on various music sites tomorrow including Bugs, Dosirak, Melon and Soribada,...More
BoA shoots new music video in 3D with "Avatar" creators 2010/07/26, Source,
Korean pop singer BoA [SM Entertainment]
Korean singing sensation BoA has recently completed shooting a music video for her upcoming new single "Hurricane Venus" in 3D format with the help of creators of the smash hit 3D pic "Avatar", according to agency SM Entertainment (SM) on Monday.
SM explained in a press release that the singer collaborated with Samsung Electronics and PACE HD, the cinematography team behind "Avatar", to complete the shooting for the video to "Hurricane", the title single from her new sixth album,...More
BoA to release 6th studio album on August 5 2010/07/22, Source,
K-pop sensation BoA [SM Entertainment]
Asian pop sensation BoA will be releasing her sixth full-length album in Korea next month, making a comeback to the local music scene for the first time in five years, according to her agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
A press release from SM explained that the songstress will release her sixth studio record on August 5 in Korea. The new album will mark the ten-year anniversary since her debut in the music industry,...More
U-Know Yunho racks up ticket sales for musical "Goong" 2010/07/09, Source,
Official poster for musical "Goong" [Group 8]
Fans rushed to grab tickets for the upcoming musical production of "Goong", featuring singer and actor U-Know Yunho, according to Korean production company Group 8 on Friday.
Group 8 announced in a press release that tickets for the show starring U-Know Yunho sold out in less than two minutes after they went on sale on reservation site Interpark at 9 p.m. last night. Tickets for shows starring other male leads Kim Dong-ho-I and RUN recorded high sales as well,...More
Musical "Goong" to show overseas starting Jan next year 2010/07/07, Source,
Official poster for musical "Goong" [Group 8]
The musical adaptation of hit TV series "Princess Hours" will show overseas next year, according to the musical's producer Group 8 on Wednesday.
Park Rae-hyun, a PR official from Group 8 told 10Asia over the phone that producers will take the show to countries outside of Asia, starting with Japan, in January 2010,...More
TVXQ to release special Japanese album on July 15 2010/07/07, Source,
Korean boy band TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group TVXQ will be releasing a special Japanese DVD album on July 15, according to Japanese daily newspaper Sankei Sports on Wednesday.
Sankei reported that the group, despite having halted all group activities, will release a special album in DVD format with highlights from the upcoming Japanese film "Kimi Ga Odoru, Natsu" which also includes an advance ticket for the movie,...More
Official poster of musical "Goong" revealed 2010/07/06, Source,
The official posters for musical "Goong" [Group 8]
Korean production company Group 8 unveiled the official poster for musical "Goong" on the musical's official website today.
The poster shows actors (from left) RUN, U-Know Yunho and Kim Dong-ho-I, who will play the leading role of crown prince Lee Shin, with actress Gwak Sun-young in one version of the poster and Shin Eui-jung in the other version for the role of the tomboyish Chae-kyeong,...More
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha laid to rest 2010/07/02, Source,
Actor So Ji-sub carries late actor Park Yong-ha's portrait and mortuary tablet to Park's burial site at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 2, 2010. [Han Youn-jong/Asia Economic Daily]
Singer and actor Park Yong-ha has been laid to rest at a private funeral attended by close family and friends.
The remains of the late star, who was cremated around noon on Friday, arrived at Bundang Memorial Park in Gyeonggi Province located south of Korea's capital of Seoul.
Actor So Ji-sub, carrying Park's portrait in his hands, led a procession of family and friends toward the burial site where song "STARS", from Park's last album, was being played in the background for the Buddhist ceremony,...More
Park Yong-ha's coffin borne out of St. Mary's Hospital 2010/07/02, Source,
Korean actor So Ji-sub carries a photograph of the late actor Park Yong-ha during the coffin-bearing ceremony held at St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul, Korea on July 2, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily]
The coffin for the late Korean actor Park Yong-ha, who committed suicide two days ago, was borne out of St. Mary's Hospital in Seoul earlier this morning amidst a sea of celebrities and fans attending the ceremony.
Actor So Ji-sub, a close friend of Park, led the coffin-bearing procession while carrying a photograph of the deceased, followed by Park's parents, family members and fellow actor friends. Several celebrities broke out into tears and started sobbing loudly,...More
SM artists to embark on world tour in August 2010/07/02, Source,
Official poster of "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" [SM Entertainment]
The artists of major talenthouse SM Entertainment will go on a world tour starting mid-August, SM announced on Friday.
SM explained through a press release that their singers, including Kangta, BoA, U-Know Yunho, MaxChangmin, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x), TRAX, will take off on the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 WORLD TOUR" which kicks off at the Olympic Park in Seoul on August 21,...More
TVXQ members file 3 bln lawsuit against SM 2010/06/29, Source,
From left, Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu [SM Entertainment]
Three members of boy band TVXQ, namely Kim Jae-joong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu, have filed a lawsuit worth three billion won, equivalent to nearly 2.5 million dollars, against major talenthouse SM Entertainment.
According to the Seoul Central District Court on Monday, the three singers brought suit against SM, demanding that they be confirmed their 13-year exclusive contract with the agency had been nullified, along with one billion won each, part of their share of profits they claim to have failed to receive,...More
U-Know Yunho's "No Limit" DVD tops Oricon charts in Japan 2010/06/28, Source, U-Know Yunho in a scene from TV series "No Limit" [MBC]
The newly-released DVDs for MBC TV series "No Limit", starring TVXQ leader U-Know Yunho, is selling off the shelves in Japan, according to the country's Oricon charts.
According to Oricon's weekly DVD charts for television drama category, the two DVD box sets for "Limit" were the two best-selling DVDs in the country, ranking at No.1 and No.2 for the week of June 21,...More
U-Know Yunho promotes "No Limit" DVD in Japan 2010/06/28, Source,
Korean signer and actor U-Know Yunho of TVXQ [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor U-Know Yunho of boy band TVXQ promoted his TV series "No Limit" in Japan over the weekend, visiting the country for the first time since TVXQ halted its musical activities there last April.
The singer attended a fan event to celebrate the DVD launch of MBC TV series "No Limit", held at Tokyo International Forum on June 26,...More
U-Know Yunho shoots spread for Marie Claire Korea 2010/06/21, Source,
Korean singer U-Know Yunho poses for his spread in the July issue of Marie Claire Korea [Marie Claire Korea]
Korean star U-Know Yunho's spread for the Korean edition of a global fashion magazine will be released in several Asian countries, according to his agency SM Entertainment on Monday.
SM announced in a press release that a pictorial that U-Know Yunho shot for the July issue of Marie Claire Korea, which hit stands last Saturday, will be released in Hong Kong, Thailand and several other Asian countries in August,...More
[PHOTOS] Musical "Goong" press conference 2010/06/16, Source,
From left, U-Know Yunho, Kim Dong-ho-I and Run. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
From left, musical "Goong" male cast From left, U-Know Yunho, Kim Dong-ho-I and Run pose during a photocall of a press conference held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on June 16, 2010,...More
"Goong" set on rekindling Hallyu fever with musical adaptation 2010/06/16, Source,
From left, musical "Goong" cast U-Know Yunho, Shin Eui-jung, Kim Dong-ho-I, Kwak Sun-young and Run attend a press conference held at the Imperial Palace hotel in Seoul, South Korea on June 16, 2010. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Comic series "Goong", whose TV adaptation had stirred close to two dozen countries throughout the world, is set on cooking up another Hallyu craze, this time with a musical production starring Jung Yu-ho better known as U-Know Yunho of Korean boy band TVXQ,...More
U-Know Yunho cast as male lead in "Goong" musical 2010/06/10, Source,
TVXQ member U-Know Yunho as the male lead in musical "Goong" [Group 8]
K-pop idol U-Know Yunho has been cast as one of the male leads for the musical adaptation of TV series "Princess Hours", according to the musical's producer Group 8 on Thursday.
Group 8 announced in a press release that the singer will be playing the role of crown prince Lee Shin for the musical which is originally based on a comic series before it made its way to the small screen in 2006,...More
[PHOTOS] 3D event 2010/05/14, Source,
SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-man, Samsung Electronics visual display division president Yoon Boo-keun, Hollywood film director James Cameron and his 3D partner Vince Pace. [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-man, Samsung Electronics visual display division president Yoon Boo-keun, Hollywood film director James Cameron and his 3D partner Vince Pace pose during a photo session of the "3D Contents-Related Cooperation Plan" event held today at Samsung's office in the Seocho district of Seoul, South Korea on May 14, 2010,...More
U-Know Yunho featured in Shanghai Expo video 2010/05/03, Source,
Korean idol U-Know Yunho star of "Chorus City" [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop idol U-Know Yunho has been featured as the main star in a video to be shown throughout the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, according to his agency SM Entertainment on Monday.
The video, a 12-minute long clip titled "Chorus City", has been showing at the South Korea pavilion of the Expo which kicked off on Saturday, delivering the message of friendship and harmony between Korea and China,...More
U-Know Yunho to star in J.Rich's music video 2010/04/09, Source,
Still shots of U-Know Yunho and Park Soo-jin for J.Rich's music video "Goodbye, My Love" [M.Root Entertainment]
Korean idol star U-Know Yunho is set to star in the latest music video for three-member R&B group J.Rich, according to J.Rich's agency on Friday.
M.root Entertainment explained through a press release that U-Know decided to play the male lead in the video for J.Rich's song "Goodbye, My Love".
This will be the first time that U-Know is appearing in another artist's music video. The teaser video featuring U-Know will be unveiled on April 12 through various online music sites,...More
TVXQ rewrites Oricon chart history with new single 2010/04/02, Source,
Korean idol group TVXQ [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group TVXQ has re-written music chart history in Japan, becoming the first foreign artists in 15 years to place their single and album simultaneously within the top three slots of Oricon's singles and albums chart.
Oricon News, which reports about the prestigious Oricon chart, announced that the group's 30th Japanese single "Toki Wo Tomete" has topped its weekly singles chart by selling 195,000 copies,...More
U-Know Yunho invited to Michael Jackson London tribute 2010/03/19, Source,
TVXQ member U-Know Yunho [SM Entertainment]
Boy band TVXQ member U-Know Yunho has been invited to Michael Jackson's tribute concert in London, making him the only Asian invited to the show set to be held in the weeks prior to the one-year anniversary of the King of Pop's death on June 25.
"Our personnel who had seen U-Know Yunho's information and rehearsals praised him as being very talented... They said he is well suited to attend the tribute and recommended he be invited", Mark Bush, an official involved in the show was quoted as saying by U-Know's agency SM Entertainment on Friday,...More
TVXQ U-Know starts rehearsing for "This Is It" show 2010/03/09, Source, U-Know of Korean idol group TVXQ (right) meets with "This Is It Band" member Morris Pleasure in Las Vegas [SM Entertainment]
Korean idol group TVXQ leader U-Know is in the United States to rehearse for a commemorative concert for the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, according to agency SM Entertainment on Tuesday.
SM explained in a press release that the singer arrived at Sin City in Las Vegas last Friday to start rehearsing for the Korean leg of the "2010 This Is It World Tour" for which he had been asked to take part in late last month.,...More
TVXQ U-Know to sing in Michael Jackson "This Is It" Korea show 2010/02/22, Source, U-Know of idol group TVXQ [TVXQ official website]
U-Know, the leader of Korean idol group TVXQ has been selected to perform in a commemorative concert for King of Pop Michael Jackson, according to concert promoter S2 Entertainment on Friday.
The singer, a huge fan of Jackson, has reportedly been asked to appear in the Korean leg of the"2010 This Is It World Tour", which will be held March 27 and 28 at Yongsan War Memorial Peace Plaza.,...More
The tiger may well be Korea's most beloved animal throughout its history. The country was once dubbed the "nation of tigers" as it has mountainous areas that provi,...More
3 TVXQ Members in Charity 2009/12/06, Source, The three members of top pop group TVXQ, who have been in a dispute over what they called a slave-like contact with their agency SM Entertainment, will meet fans Saturday in a charity event.
Yes24, an Internet bookstore, said in a notice on its Web site that the three ― Xiah, Mickey and More
All TVXQ Members to Perform in Japan 2009/11/23, Source, The five members of K-pop boy band TVXQ will put on a performance together for a Nippon Television music show on Thursday in Japan, the first time in about three months that all members will perform together. Three of the five members are currently in a dispute with their agency SM Entertainment.
3 TVXQ Members in MAMA 2009/11/22, Source, The three members of top pop group TVXQ, who have been in dispute over what is called a slave-like contact with their agency SM Entertainment, Saturday took the stage in South Korea for the first time since the conflict erupted.
TVXQ's Hero Debuts as Actor 2009/11/10, Source, "Acting was a new experience for me. If I had more time, I would have done better", said Hero from the music group TVXQ at a news conference after the,...More
Amid the ongoing battle between three members of K-pop group TVXQ and their agency, SM Entertainment, held a press conference Monday to announce their stance on a recent interim court ruling prior to a final verdict.
The agency of the troubled boy group stresse,...More
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Attack on TV Star Renews Old Fears 2008/02/21, Source, A violent attack on popular TV entertainer No Hong-chul just two months after actress Lee Seung-shin was assaulted by a stalker has again struck fear in Korea's entertainment industry.
Police said that a man identified only by his surname Kim waited for No in front of No's apartment in Apgujeong,,...More
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