Changmin, Choi Si-won, Donghae carry out duty on stage 2016/05/28, Source, Changmin, Choi Si-won, and Donghae, who are serving military duty as conscripted police officers, joined 2016 U Clean Campaign Concert in Southgate Plaza of Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul hosted by Money Today.
The event has been arranged by Money Today and National Information Society and supported by several government ministries and Seoul City. The campaign is to bring the alertness to the youth, about internet and smartphone addiction, and good cyber etiquette along with other meaningful related programs,...More
Choi Si-won and Changmin on military vacation 2016/04/11, Source,
Super Junior member, idol turned actor Choi Si-won and TVXQ member Changmin are enjoying their military vacation.
According to those who witnessed the two, Choi Si-won and Changmin were enjoying their relaxing moments, taking a walk with their friends in Namsan in the afternoon on April 11th. They did not cover their face and wore comfortable casual clothes. It seemed that they were having a great time, taking photos and having a conversation together,...More
Choi Si-won and Changmin enlist in the army 2015/11/19, Source, Choi Si-won and Changmin arrived in an SM entertainment van at the Korea Army Training Center in Nonsan, Chungnam. The two enlisted quietly around at 1:40 PM on November 19th.
They will serve as a conscripted policeman of which service is equal to a regular military service, after having finished the fundamental army training there,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 20 Final 2015/09/10,
After the usual moping...egads what is it with "Scholar Who Walks the Night" and excessive moping? Even in the final episode it feels like hardly a minute can go by before one character starts going on about the need to make sacrifices for the greater good. And as before, this discussion is less an essential thematic need so much as it is the writing team just stalling for time because this drama doesn't actually have that much plot to get through. I do wish "Scholar Who Walks the Night" had been shorter and punchier- that's where most of its strengths are anyway,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 19 2015/09/09,
The actors in "Scholar Who Walks the Night" are really good sports. No matter how many times they discuss the exact same plot points over and over again, everyone manages to use the same level, serious tone of voice. I always appreciate it when actors are this determined to do justice to source material, regardless of whether or not the source material really deserves it. That much, at least, manages to keep the stakes high going into the final confrontation,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 18 2015/09/03,
Gwi's plan to legitimize his rule of the world is, as to be expected, fatally flawed because Gwi vastly overestimates his own intelligence. Humans aren't complete idiots. The vampires showed up at the same time the Gwi rumors got serious, and no one can vouch for Gwi having done anything, well, not unnecessarily violent and selfish. By contrast, Seong-yeol has been the beneificiary of his own advertising campaign in the form of Yang-seon's novels. So that's what it comes down to- a war of vampire public relations,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 17 2015/09/02,
Everybody's plans end up blowing up in their faces. I have to admit, this is a heck of a lot more fun than things going wrong because the characters are passively stupid. Unfortunately Cheol-joong's actions remain unhampered. This is annoying mainly because Cheol-joong isn't really any smarter than any other character. Cheol-joong's only useful asset is the inexplicable loyalty of his minions. I can see the evil vizier turning soldiers against the lawful King for a lot of reasons, but to help out the vampire that keeps snacking on them? Really?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 16 2015/08/27,
After the usual requisite moping about regarding whether Seong-yeol is terrible for being a vampire or whether he should be allowed to love or blah blah blah we finally get to some exciting action. Remember the plan that everyone has been talking about for forever, the one that we never actually get to see? Well we get to see part of it here. And goodness, is it ever relieving to finally find our good-aligned characters on the same page even if strictly speaking they don't actually know what's going on,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 15 2015/08/26,
I think Gwi's just making these evil schemes up as he goes along. Really. The guy never seems to have an actual plan. He's always being surprised and simply responds by terrorizing as many people as possible without any regard to how this is supposed to fit it to his long term designs. More often than not Gwi just expects other people to do his dirty work for him, then he doesn't even bother to check up to see if they did it correctly. One might think that an immortal invincible vampire would be a tad more patient and farsighted,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 14 2015/08/20,
Seong-yeol continues to sulk. Admittedly for better reason than usual, since Yang-seon now seems to be genuinely frightened of him, for good reason. From my end, well, maybe it's just that all the vampire-induced massacres, but I feel kind of desensitized to the problems in Seong-yeol's love life. The main plot, namely the new round of anti-Gwi plans, continue to lack much inspiration. Although interestingly Gwi's own plan isn't really all that good,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 13 2015/08/19,
The premise at the start is somewhat interesting. Everyone managed to escape from Gwi last night, but now the operating assumption is that they only have one day before Gwi manages to locate and murder them all the following night. Much as I dislike spoilers I feel compelled to point out that this alarm ends up being a false one. No one ends up preparing for Gwi all that effectively. What's more Gwi barely even seems to care about the fact that a serious attempt was made to kill him, one that might have worked better if the king's snipers were better shots,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 12 2015/08/13,
After nearly a full drama of little-to-no actual plot, this episode almost manages to overdo it. The heroes have extended conversations with each other- not just each other even, but one of the villains too, and working together they come up with a plan to finally take on Gwi. Obviously this doesn't work out too great but even so! Finally! Vampire action plots and scheming in the vampire action drama! It's been so long since there's just been a good fight, you know?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 11 2015/08/12,
Apparently the last couple of episodes weren't enough of a downbeat tone for director Lee Seong-joon. This one too, at least initially, continues to have its character mope around in general angst and depression over death. Maybe it's heartless for me to think this, but Seong-yeol and Yang-seon really need to move on. Death isn't some new surprising occurence in this drama. It's hardly fair to prioritize a couple of deaths more just because the main characters happened to know them personally,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 10 2015/08/06,
Even though Jang-seon isn't actually in jail anymore this episode of "Scholar Who Walks the Night" somehow manages to be even more lurid and depressing than the last one. Granted, after the ending of the last episode we could hardly have expected this one to be all sparkly vampires and rainbows, but even so. I can only tolerate so much abuse of the lead heroine before it just gets to be incredibly offputting. The camp elements are pretty much completely absent here,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 9 2015/08/05,
This episode is thoroughly bogged down in the "Jang-seon is in jail" storyline. While this doesn't go on forever, Jang-seon is so heavily restricted here it's a little difficult to ignore the extent to which her character is basically a damsel in distress. About the only saving grace is that this isn't her fault. If Jo-saeng hadn't been acting in such a boneheaded way this whole time they'd already all be out by now, and the general gruesomeness of the cliffhanger could have been avoided,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 8 2015/07/30,
Jo-saeng (played by Jung Kyu-soo) is Yang-seon's adoptive father, though he pretends to be her father by birth. He's also the main reason why the plot regarding the book hasn't gone anywhere. Jo-saeng has spent most of the runtime acting unhelpful because he's seen what vampires can do and is completely terrified at the prospect of getting involved at the storyline at all,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 7 2015/07/29,
In the aftermath of a major battle recovery is slow- well, not that slow given that Seong-yeol and Gwi are vampires, but this definitely appears to be a cycle that repeats fairly frequently. Seong-yeol is only able to outsmart Gwi enough to force another stalemate- they both live to fight another day. Which as far as Seong-yeol is concerned is a loss, because another day as a vampire is another day he has to suck blood from the living and, well, Seong-yeol doesn't like doing that,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 6 2015/07/23,
Gwi very quickly seems to forget that the reason he captured all the booksellers wasn't to spread a message of anti-literacy- Gwi's goal was in fact to get more information about Yang-seon. And he quickly gives that up to just do more obviously evil stuff that serves little apparent purpose except to force cover-ups and make people like Gwi even less than they already do. By the end of the episode Gwi isn't doing much better. He's once again easily bamboozled by Seong-yeol and manages to forget to take precautions against his most glaring weakness,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 5 2015/07/22,
Seong-ryeol does a lot of watching. Really, it seems to be his main special ability. He always has a perfect view of whatever scheme Gwi is planning at any given moment- that much would seem to be Gwi's special weakness. But for the most part Seong-ryeol has his eyes focused on Yang-seon this episode. It really does seem like a pity that Seong-ryeol has the power to read really fast but mostly just ends up waiting for people to finish doing stuff rather slowly,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 4 2015/07/16,
Poor Seong-yeol. I mean, I know it's a big genre convention that the brooding romantic vampire has to hate who he is, and regret the mistakes of the past, but still. Running into Myeong-hee does a number on Seong-yeol's brain here. It's a trauma only amplified by flashbacks which indicate that Seong-yeol didn't even really manage to knock Gwi out temporarily- at that point Gwi let Seong-yeol leave the throne room alive (or undead if you want to be technical) mainly out of pity,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 3 2015/07/15,
One of the odder quirks about "Scholar Who Walks the Night" is that the villain is kind of incompetent. Sure, he can beat the tar out of pretty much anybody in a fight- that's why Seong-yeol is walking the night instead of trying to take Gwi down in hand-to-hand combat. The problem is that Gwi's ultimate goal is largely political in nature, and he has two kinds of allies- not terribly competent henchmen, and political power players who are smarter than the overly ambitious vampire,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 2 2015/07/09,
Yang-seon (played by Lee Yoo-bi) is a cross-dressing book merchant. It quickly becomes very obvious why that is- apparently even in the Joseon era, selling books required lots of borderline perverted gamesmanship. Yang-seon is completely stoked to find any source of new book material, no matter how obviously ridiculous. No, actually, the more ridiculous the better. That's what drags the clients in- the promise of preposterous sexy stories,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Scholar Who Walks the Night" Episode 1 2015/07/08,
Seong-yeol (played by Lee Joon-gi) is a warrior scholar with a special interest in vampires. Matters take a turn for the disastrous when one such vampire by the name of Gwi (played by Lee So-hyeok) decides to make a serious effort to take over the world. The young lady Myeong-hee (played by Kim So-eun) ends up getting caught in the middle of this. Which is unfortunate, since Seong-yeol and Myeong-hee get along rather adorably together,...More
Yunho, "I can't believe I'm enlisting on July 21st" 2015/06/30, Source, Yunho is busy with his final drama "I Order You" before joining the army.
He was featured in the star style magazine High Cut as the handsome chef he is in the drama. He acts as a chef who makes handmade lunch boxes and Yunho says, "I really can't cook, but I'm interested in cooking now because of this drama. I would like to cook for someone I love",...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mimi" Episode 4 Final 2014/03/14,
This drama ends the same way it began- with all the events bizarrely jumbled out of sequence and a constant lack of clarity as to Min-woo's sanity. But if you've been watching "Mimi" this far none of this is really new. The drama's strange innovative technique is by far its strongest suit, so it's all too fitting that the last episode spends most of its runtime depicting events that happened before the first episode. Also time travel might be involved. Maybe?,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mimi" Episode 3 2014/03/07,
I think I've finally figured out why "Mimi" is so weird- it's not a drama, it's a music video. You know how most music videos use visuals that tell a story which kind of sort of has something to do with the lyrics- but not really? That's what "Mimi" is. It's why the drama spends so much time in Min-woo's dreamworld, and often doesn't bother telling us the difference between what's real and what's fantasy. The story is not the point- it's background noise to the music and visuals.
All of this works to put Eun-hye in a pretty strange place, because as far as I can tell she's the only character with motivations that make sense. I mean that relatively speaking,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mimi" Episode 2 2014/02/28,
I'm reasonably sure at this point that Min-woo is going crazy. Still not so clear on the ghosts. Yes, apparently there is more than one ghost. Don't expect much of an explanation of this, as "Mimi" appears determined to manage its story in terms of abstractions. In many ways this episode is a repeat of the first one. Min-woo has these rather bizarre dreams that seem to be stating something specific, then he goes off and wanders around a bunch of very clean voids for awhile.
Most dramas, most media really, are filled with extras,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Mimi" Episode 1 2014/02/21,
Min-woo (played by Changmin) is a young webtoon artist. That's about as far as I could get in figuring out what this drama is actually about. I mean, yes, literally speaking, this is a love story about Min-woo's high school days, where he met the titular Mimi (played by Moon Ga-young). Almost the entire episode takes place in flashback, at the extremely lonely, empty, clean, and bright school where Min-woo and Mimi first met,...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 Yunho Yunho and Changmin took the stage in Seoul on Saturday to kick off the tour. Take a look,...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
New KBS Idol Singer Reality Show 2011/05/04, Source,
Following the success of the reality show "I'm A Singer" featuring singers that are mainly known for their vocals and staying power in the music industry comes a new KBS show!
It will be called "Immortal Song 2", following "Immortal Song" which aired in 2007-2009. The first season involved renowned Korean artists to teach various entertainers how to sing their top hit songs,...More
[Star ESI 3] Male celebs... "I was pretty one time..." 2011/05/01, Source,
Only women can be pretty? Men would be disappointed to hear that. Kim Heechul, Jang Geun-suk, Lee Joon-gi and more have been called "prettier men than women" for dressing up as women on TV or in movies. The pictures are of men that make women jealous.
★ Unchanging appearance
They say "Sandalwood is fragrant even in seed leaf". Jang Geun-suk is the one and only male celebrity who is from the "Pretty Child Contest". His smile from then is hard to distinguish if he is a boy or a girl. There is a reason for stealing 'nunas' (elder sister) hearts. The term 'pretty' is well suited for him.,...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 (Yunho Yun Ho, 25 and ChangminLee Changmin, 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, Park Yoo-chun, 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 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 Changmin Lee Changmin and Yunho 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, Park Yoo-chun, 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, Park Yoo-chun, 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 ChangminLee Changmin (left) and Yunho Yunho (right) on the cover of Marie Claire Korea magazine. [Marie Claire Korea]
K-pop idols Yunho Yunho and ChangminLee Changmin 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 Yunho Yunho and Changmin, 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), Park Yoo-chun 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 Yunho Yunho and ChangminLee Changmin 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 Yunho and Changmin",...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
[PHOTOS] SM tour 2010/09/03, Source, Donghae, Minho and Eunhyuk [SM Entertainment]
From left, Super Junior's Donghae 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
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
[PHOTOS] SM talent at SM world tour in Seoul 2010/08/23, Source,
SM artists [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
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,...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
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
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
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, Yunho Yunho, ChangminLee Changmin, 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, Park Yoo-chun and Xiah Junsu [SM Entertainment]
Three members of boy band TVXQ, namely Kim Jae-joong, Park Yoo-chun 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
Yunho Yunho promotes "No Limit" DVD in Japan 2010/06/28, Source,
Korean signer and actor Yunho Yunho of TVXQ [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer and actor Yunho 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
[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
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
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.
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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