In the musical ‘The Three Musketeers’, Super Junior Kyuhyun plays D’Artagnan, a young man who leaves the countryside to become a musketeer of the royal household. On November 29, at the press concert for the open rehearsal of the musical, Kyuhyun stated “I have a kiss scene in this musical”. Then, he hinted at his mental worries over it and disclosed “I’m worried enough already.”
Sometimes I forget how old the Brown Eyed Girls are..srsly, they’re even older than Bi Rain! I’m also surprised that some Suju members are even older than their ‘sunbaes’ DBSK… and lol I used to think Minzy and KARA’s JiYoung were like super young…but not any more =.=;
I think I’m just gonna feel older every day…
Now in the new year, Korean netizens made a new age-chart, this time also featuring the male Kpop idols, ranking them according to their age.
Let’s take a look at who is the youngest and who is the eldests in the idol family.
There are about 127 idol singers plotted in this age chart including:
- Groups: After School, Brown Eyed Girls, Super Junior, 2NE1, Davichi, Dong Bang Shin Ki, SS501, T-ara, Cheon Sang JiHee, 2AM, 2PM, MBLAQ, Big Bang, KARA, WonderGirls, BEAST, UKiss, f(x), 4Minute, SHINee, FT Island, So Nyeo Shi Dae
- Solo: Rain, Se7en, BoA, IU
- Red wording – Eldest in the team
- Blue wording – Youngest in the team
ah~~ that’s sketchy 😦
In relation to 3 TVXQ members, Junsu, Jaejoong, and Yoochun who filed injunction application to suspend exclusive clause contract, Seoul Court has been collecting all contracts of other singers under SM Entertainment and miraculously, their contract with the agency is completely similar with TVXQ.
SM artists’ contract mostly last for a long period (averagely 10 years), unfair income distribution (50,000,000 won is paid only if the album sold more than 500,000 copies), and penalty termination (3 times of initial investment and 2 times of loss). Many SM idol stars have been in the same shoes as TVXQ for exclusive contract clause.
District Court (first level court) and High Court (second level court) has come to the same conclusion, that the agreement in contract is unfair thus labeled it as “invalid”. However, Supreme Court’s (third level) adjudication has not yet to come. The artist can be said to win the case only if the Supreme Court has agreed to the two court’s adjudication, else it’s not proceed.
CF model Yoo Minho (25) in 2006 had a discord against SM related to exclusive contract as well. Therefore TVXQ’s case in not the first case of an artist having court battle against SM. Even the Yoo Minho’s contract is likely similar with TVXQ contract, which makes it more cliche. Minho’s starting contract period was also close as TVXQ’s, January 3, 2003 (TVXQ is June 30, 2003).
Yoo Minho – SM court battle lasted for 1 year and 6 months in Yoo Minho’s winning with some adjustment clauses, yet she dropped from SM, while the agency influenced the PD of her show to shut down the TV show since she’s no longer worked for SM regardless the good ratings it got.
SM seems to use a standard form in each of its contract therefore it appears that other singes under SM such as Super Junior and SNSD have signed the same contract as TVXQ.
source: sportsseoul + ejungblog
summarized by: sharingyoochun@wordpress
Released on December 6th, here’s the Popularity Ranking Chart of the Kpop Idols according to the number of members in their Daum and Naver Fancafes. For the full chart, see under cut.
The Top 10:
1. DBSK’s Xiah Junsu
2. DBSK’s Micky Yoochun
3. DBSK’s Hero Jaejoong
2PM – Heartbeat
2NE1’s Minzy & CL – Please Don’t Go
Amidst of their crisis (DBSK lawsuit and 2PM’s Jaebum issues), these two huge and ultra popular Korean entertainment groups still are opening up auditions for foreigners all over the world (even though most of them are held in the U.S.). So if you think you’ve got talent, come and show them what you’ve got!
SM Global Audition 2009
The company that brought you H.O.T, S.E.S, Shinhwa, TVXQ, CSJH, Jang Ri In, Super Junior, SNSD, Shinee, and f(x) have come back in 2009 for another Global Tour. If you have what it takes to audition, bring on your game! Check the audition site for more information.
Audition Categories: Singer, Actor/Actress, Model, Dancer, Composer/Lyricist
Audition Schedule and Location:
LOS ANGELES: NOV.15TH (SUN) 1PM – 7PM: Wilshire Plaza Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010 MAP
TORONTO: NOV.22ND (SUN) 1PM – 7PM: Toronto Korean Center (Hanin Center), 1133 Leslie St. North York. ON. Canada. M3C 2J6 MAP
VANCOUVER: NOV.22 (SUN) 1PM – 7PM: Executive Plaza Hotel in Coquitlam, 405 North Road, Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3K 3V9, Canada MAP
NEW YORK: NOV. 27 (FRI) 3PM – 8PM and NOV. 28 (SAT) 1PM – 7PM: Korea Village (At Open Center, B1) 150-24 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354 MAP
How to Apply:
Email Application: firstname.lastname@example.org (We will send a confirmation receipt of the time/place to the indicated e-mail address).
Direct Registration: Applications may register once they arrive at the audition location. (Applications who apply with email with have priority then applicants who apply at the audition location).
Cheon Sang Ji Hee the Grace Dana (real name Hong Sung Mi) has released to the public her comfortable everday condition.
On September 5th 12:54 pm On her personal Cyworld Mini Hompy, Dana posted pictures of her visiting Herb Country Farm and left a message, “The air is good, the water is good, it’s a good place for people.”
Dana posted again with pictures of her at her house holding her dog and when she went to the zoo. Through pictures, it revealed to the public of an ordinary life.
Netizens who saw the pictures commented that, “her bare face with no make up is still pretty.” “she looks much younger.” “a beautiful unchanging goddess.” with admiration.
Meanwhile, with Cheon Sang Ji Hee the Grace member Stephanie’s injured back, Lina, Dana, and Sunday as a trio did activities to promote their second studio album that was released in Japan.