Japanese press reports on TVXQ officially disbanding have shocked many fans.
On the 1st, Sports Nippon reported that “Korean band TVXQ is disbanding at the height of their popularity”. It also reported that the relationship between SM and Jaechunsu has soured and it is impossble for the two to reconcilliate. They’ve now gone into discussions to disband the group.
This news hit the main page of Yahoo Japan’s entertainment news, showing TVXQ’s great popularity in Japan. TVXQ attended the 60th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen on the 31st
Sports Nippon reported that although TVXQ stood on stage together that day, the relationship between the 3 members and the other 2 didn’t seem good; and although they share the same dressing room, they go back to Korea on different flights.
It also claimed that the single to be released on the 27th will be their last single and they’ll release a best collection album on the 17th next month.
SM Entertainment’s reponse to the report was “Those are groundless rumours’ ‘We didn’t start any procedures for an official disbandment’ A representative said “We haven’t decided on our future plans for TVXQ”
Source: Yahoo! Korea
Translated by: sparkskey @ omona_prection
YoSeob is the most randomest/cutest/funniest/4D-est person EVER.
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yoseob: smell this.
yoseob: smells okay
jun hyung: I want to smell it too
LMAO! MBLEAST ♥
Also on December 31st, MBLAQ performed “G.O.O.D Luv” @ Rain’s Japan fanmeet:
During December, few Korean website (ommit details) conduct a survey with 300 person on ‘Male Star who should promote hanbok’. Having a charming look, talented and cheerful character, other than Korea, having international popularity in Japan, china, South East Asia and other Asia countries’ Kim Hyun Joong won No. 1 (46.8%), BigBang Daesung (21.1%) and 2PM Nichkhun (17.7%) winning No. 2 & 3 respectively.
In the survey on ‘Male Star who most suitable to wear Hanbok’, Kim Hyun Joong is also ranked No. 1. (42.2%)
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Goo Hye Sun looks lovely in her new shortdo while Kim Tae Hee looks glamorous in her updo that night. Congratulations!
Two female main leads who created syndromes for the first and the second halves of the year, Goo Hye Sun and Kim TaeHee respectively, won the best actress awards for the drama series category.
Kim Tae Hee who became popular through this year’s IRIS, said these accepting speech: “IRIS is a precious drama that saved me from deep feelings of self-depreciation. On top of that, to get this big award, I am very thankful. I thank all the staff who made me into a perfect ‘Choi Seung Hee’.” She cried while making the speech.
Boys Over Flowers heroin Goo Hye Sun‘s acceptance speech: “I did not even think that I will get this award but I thank you. It has been a year since the end of Boys Over Flowers and time really passes too quickly. I want to send my thank you to all the actors and the staff who worked so hard. It is also an honor for me to receive this award with Kim Tae Hee Sunbae. Also, I want to thank Lee Minho who so charmingly worked so well along with me. Wow, the Best Actress,,for me, it was an honor just to have worked with the Boys Over Flowers staff. I don’t know what to say for this honor. I want to thank the staff for helping me to make the role so good.”
KBS Award for 2009 ended after all the awards have been given out.
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As usual, bubbly 91’ner KARA Nicole went around mingled with others at her age: SHINee Key and SNSD SeoHyun :-D
yayyy I’m glad BEAST is friends with both 2PM and SHINee ^^
In SHINee Interview with VIRALBLOG, it had the question that…
-Are there any new boy band that you interested in?-
Key : I have a friend in Beast. I have known him since our debut so when i see him in on TV. I have had a bit of strange feeling. Don’t feel like I see a celebrity on TV but have kind of feeling that see the boy who I have known go on TV. So I have a strange feeling of it
Source : http://www.viralblog.co.kr/user/post_main.asp?pi_idx=5611
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I wonder who this ‘friend’ is :-O
Minzy’s handwriting is very neat and it comes with a mini drawing of her lol
To: All the Blackjacks~♡
Is everyone well? This is everyone’s cutie pie “Minggi”!!
The new year 2010 has arrived~ Now Minggi is 17↗*
I’ll become even prettier~ You’ll watch over me right↗
Please play together with 2NE1 in 2010 as well~ ^^
Because Minggi trusts in all the Blackjacks~ keke
Please be healthy and have a Happy New Years~!!
Please give me
some New Year’s money ㅠㅠ
* – in Korea the ages are all 1 more than in America
The A.N.JELL members won 4 awards total: 3 for New Star (Park Shin Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Hongki) and 1 for Netizen’s Popularity (Jang Geun Suk). Congratulations!
More pics under cut!
As if the current version isn’t cute enough lol
For the new year, T-ara will be releasing a Traditional version of ‘Bo Peep, Bo Peep.’
November 2009, T-ara released their first studio album Absolute First Album, and they have previously performed Christmas versions of their song ‘Bo Peep, Bo Peep’ on Inkigayo and Music Bank. T-ara members dressed up as Christmas characters, objects, and ornaments for those performances. This time round, T-ara will be showcasing a new version of their song, and it’s time for Traditional.
“There is a small event planned for the fans and the new concept will be cuter and more surprising to look out for,” said T-ara’s agent.
T-ara will be performing the new version of ‘Bo Peep, Bo Peep’ on the upcoming episodes of Music Bank, Music Core, and Inkigayo this weekend.
yayayyayayayay Han Hyo Joo & Lee Seung Gi won Best Couple!!
I am still updating this list!
Daesang (Grand Prize): Jang Seo Hee (Temptation Of Wife)
And he caused many VIPs to worry all this time lol..
It seems like Big Bang G-Dragon didn’t cry on purpose after all. Some of you might have thought he had the tears during his performance of Heartbreaker at the SBS Gayo Daejun as an additional detail of the performance but that’s not the case. Some other people thought he was crying about all the controversies he went through in 2009.
But those tears had no absolutely no meaning as now there’s been clarification on the whole incident. Before he started singing, he was placed in a box with a “G” on it. It came down and he popped out of it as his entrance but in the box, there was so much smoke, that he couldn’t help but shed some tears.
He started to tear up because of the smoke but couldn’t wipe it before the performance so it looked like he was just sentimental on stage. Then for Gossip Man, he wiped off the tears and finished the song.
As aired at the end of MBC Gayo Daejun (which is right around January 1st, 2009)!
Back to Juliette days~~ with Key’s blonde hair and all ㅋㅋㅋ
lol “Fire” is such a good song to be parodied haha
One was from KBS Entertainment Awards while the other was from SBS Entertainment Awards.
11st CF new photos:
TVXQ, who is currently in a dispute with their agency, caught the attention of many by having the highest annual earnings this year despite the unfavorable conditions they are currently in.
tvN ENEWS’ ‘blackbox’ corner that was aired on the 20th ranked the celebrities with the top ten annual earnings this year.
The celebrity with the highest earnings was TVXQ, followed by Rain, Big Bang, Super Junior, Kim Hyun Joon, Go Hyun Jung, Girls’ Generation, Lee Byung Hun, Yoo Jae Seok and Kang Ho Dong.
It was found that TVXQ earned at least 126.4 billion Won (equivalent to approximately 109 million USD) this year when their 90 billion Won earnings from Japanese album sales are taken into account.
However, this news is overshadowed by the fact that TVXQ is currently fighting a legal dispute with their agency SM Entertainment over an ‘unfair contract’ and have even been driven to the brink of a disbandment.
Newsway announcer/reporter Jung Soo Ryang stated, “TVXQ was able to reap such earning regardless of the fact that they are in such unfavorable conditions with the legal dispute,” and “If there had been no legal dispute, they would have earned much more than this amount.”
She also added, “If TVXQ, who has evolved from just a domestic star to a Hallyu star of Asia, cannot overcome these unfortunate conditions and disband, not only will this be a huge loss to our country’s entertainment industry, it will also be a loss at a nationwide scale,” and “I hope to see TVXQ come to a reasonable agreement with their agency and return to the stage in good spirits.”
ENEWS’ ‘Blackbox’ airs every Wednesday and brings experts of many fields to the panel to discuss controversial events of the entertainment industry.
YG Entertainment certainly is big on solo activities! but I’m not complaining cause I love’em all XD (oh and Daesung, pls slow down on the trot releases actually :-()
It has been revealed that Big Bang members DaeSung and TOP will be releasing their solo albums next year.
With that, each of the 5 Big Bang members will have their own solo albums. For the past 2 years, we have seen members TaeYang, SeungRi and GDragon etc with their solo album release.
YG Entertainment’s head Yang HyunSeok, who had gone to Japan with Big Bang to attend the 51st Japan Record Awards on 30th December, said in an interview on 31st December, “With this award, it will help increase Big Bang’s popularity in Japan.”
“There are also many fans and music officials who are curious about Big Bang’s activities next year, for the first half of next year, Big Bang will focus on their Japanese promotions. And for domestic fans who have been waiting for Big Bang, for the first half of 2010, DaeSung and TOP will release their solo albums.”
According to Yang HyunSeok, TaeYang’s offline album will be released first next year. After which, DaeSung will release a new album. DaeSung is currently personally doing the producing to his own album. And also, after DaeSung’s album, TOP and SeungRi will reveal to fans their own songs in the form of minialbum or digital single release.
Yang HyunSeok said, “DaeSung is doing the music style that he likes, and we have given him the composers right for the music style to him. And DaeSung is doing his own album producing, Fans will be able to feel his own music style through the form of album single released in either full-length or minialbum format.” (I’m sensing trot trot trot already =.=;)
“I hope that everyone will also look forward to TOP and SeungRi’s solo songs.”
The boys are gonna be debuting soon! Looking forward to it! (see members’ profiles + many pictures HERE).
First Children of Empire mini-album “Nativity” has been put up for preorder at Star Empire’s official site.
01. Love Coach
02. New Star
The package includes first single CD, poster and a gift.
Star Empire official store
DBSK’s beautiful (but short) performance brings a nice beginning to the New Year!
Ah~~ such a precious voice. Please rest well and be well soon!
Hwanhee, a former member of Korean R&B duo Fly to the Sky, has taken an abrupt break from work on his debut album due to health problems.
The singer made his solo debut in October with the release of the songs “Because I Missed Your Heart” and “Bring it Back.”
H Entercom, Hwanhee’s managing agency, reported on Tuesday that “Hwanhee has been having problems with his vocal cords and has been receiving treatment for the past three weeks. Doctors recommended that he take a break.”
Nichkhun & Lee Bo Young – Way back into love
2PM + SNSD – Sexy Back + Crazy in Love
2PM + SNSD – Night fever
The three looks so adorable in red ^^ This sends a good message for the the chinky asians out there too ;-)
Top stars Rain, Jang Dong Gun, and Shin Min Ah team up to capture the New Year by endorsing SKT with a CF song called “Being Myself”
The song is very “feel good” and has lyrics like “My small eyes are ugly? Nah, my small eyes are my charm!” and “You think I have a 4-D personality? That’s exciting! My charm comes from being myself!”
An insider working on the CF revealed, “The trio has plain and sweet voices that make the song more appealing.”
The CF is set to be released on New Year’s day and I’m sure the depressed people of Korea will be cheered up by this attractive trio (and that amazingly cute dog helps too).
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I really don’t know what to say *crosses fingers & hoping for the best*
Recently, SJ leader ((TN: They mean the leader of Super Junior-M, as usual)) Hangeng’s contract termination request with SM Entertainment has caused great turmoil after being disclosed by the media. As Hangeng’s representative lawyer Lee disclosed recently, Hangeng has already turned in a “Suspension of Contract Agreement” request and a “Contract Termination” request to court. The trials will begin January 8th in Korea. To stop SM Entertainment from using delaying tactics, Hangeng has especially requested a “Suspension of Contract Agreement”. If the agreement is approved by court, Hangeng will be freed no earlier than March of next year.
Guess who’s the most excited-looking? leader Onew and his “everybody cheeken” expression of course! LOL! XD