SM Entertainment revealed on the 23rd via TVXQ’s homepage, “2011, TVXQ will be returning to you all.”
SM released a statement saying, (more…)
YG ladies, 2NE1, has been invited as guests for the MTV World Stage Video Music Awards Japan (WS VMAJ) that is to be held in May.
MTV has revealed, “At the press conference held in Japan on the 20th, it was revealed that 2NE1 will be attending the award shows as guests along with other celebrities.”
There will be 15 guests in total who will be attending this awards ceremony. Along with 2NE1, the guest list includes ex-Sugar member Ayumi, model Tanaka Miho, singer Fukuhara Miho, martial artist Masato, and Taiwanese musician Vanness.
WS VMAJ also plans to have Ke$ha, K’Naan, Japan’s Bradberry orchestra andMiliyah Kaho, and AI perform on stage during the awards ceremony.
Korean idol groups, Big Bang and TVXQ, have been nominated for the ‘Best Newcomer Artist Video‘ and ‘Best Group Video‘ awards respectively. There will be a total of 15 award categories, five of them which Lady Gaga has been nominated for. Jay-Z and Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, and Amuro Nami have also been nominated for awards.
The WS VMAJ will be held at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Japan on May 29th!
[Thanks to crazyxcami and itszmaeee for the tip].
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On April 15th, TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki’s Jaejoong is scheduled to appear on a new Fuji TV Japanese drama titled Sunao ni Narenakute / 素直になれなくて (Hard To Say I Love You). Before that happens, he made an appearance on Fuji TV’s popular variety show Waratte Iitomo (You’re Laughing).
Here is a summary of one of the thing’s talked about on the show courtesy ofJunsuluv@ONETVXQ. Looks like Jaejoong can handle his alcohol:
TVXQ’s Jaejoong appeared at the telephone shocking corner of Waratte Iitomo. Jaejoong’s drama will start on the 15th on the same TV station.
The flowers which were sent for Jaejoong were from Eriko Kitagawa, EXILE, Every Little Thing, and Haruka Igawa. Many flowers lined up in the studio, and a good number of them overflowed into the lobby.
In the corner, Jaejoong shared by saying, “I do not get drunk no matter how much I drink” and clarified that since he eats a lot, weight training was indispensable.
He also said that he likes very hot food and recently he is fond of Curry House CoCo Ichiban’s “Super Spicy Powder.” He adds it on top of an already very hot curry which is rated with the highest spice number, #10 level at CoCo Ichiban.
Fans waiting for Jaejoong outside the studio:
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We know how messy the situation is at the present moment between SM Entertainment and the wantaway TVXQ trio ofJaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu.
Having announced earlier this month that TVXQ willpause/stop group activities in Japan and focus on solo activities, many fans were noticeably crushed by this.
But there was some sort of reprieve for fans as Avex Japan made a big announcement on April 14th that they had signed an exclusive contract with Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu and they will be working together as a group. And to show their appreciation, the trio will be performing for fans in a concert titledTHANKSGIVING LIVE IN DOME over two June weekends
June 5 – 6th @ Osaka Kyocera Dome
June 12 – 13th @ Tokyo Dome
Happy or sad that the inevitable has happened?
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Today on the 13th of April, SM Entertainment made an official announcement regarding their stance on the TVXQ JaeChunSu situation they have been tangled with for the past several months. The tables have now turned – SM Entertainment has revealed that they have filed a lawsuit against the TVXQ trio.
Here is a direct translation of the excerpt from the posted announcement.
SM엔터테인먼트는 동방신기 3인 관련 가처분 결정 이후, 지속적으로 동방신기의 존속을 위해 노력하면서 가처분 이의신청 및 본안 소송을 잠정 보류해 왔습니다.
그러나 3인 측은 당사의 동방신기 활동 요청에 대한 공식적인 입장을 표명하지 않고 있고 일본에서도 동방신기로서의 활동중단이 발표됨에 따라, SM엔터테인먼트는 지난 12일 가처분 결정에 대한 이의신청 및 전속계약 존재확인 등에 관한 본안 소송을 제기하였음을 알려 드립니다.
Hello, this is SM Entertainment.
After receiving a confirmation that the TVXQ trio will be filing an injunction, we SM Entertainment had continuously put our best efforts to keep the group in existence; thus we have delayed this lawsuit on our objection toward the trio.
However, the three are not giving us answers to our request of continuation on such activities, and instead declared to stop all of their activities in Japan. Therefore, we are here to notify that we have filed in a lawsuit on the 12th against the trio, to state our objection toward their provisional disposition of the contract terms and also to verify the contract’s remaining validity.
During a phone call with Newsen on the 13th, Lim Sang Hyuk, the official attorney for JaeChunSu’s side, revealed, “We’ve learned about the lawsuit through the internet, but we haven’t gone through the details yet. We will respond to their action accordingly.”
Until this day, SME has been rather subtle on their take on the lawsuit by Jaejoong, Junsu, and Yoochun. Just recently, the five-member group halted their Japanese activities altogether after the release of their Japanese single Toki o Tomete. Since then, many media source have declared that TVXQ is technically over, as they’ve seemingly split for good.
Of course, the real fate of the trio (and TVXQ in general) still isn’t certain. But with all these negative answers emerging at the moment, things aren’t looking positive.