Daily Archives: 2010/01/23

[TRANS] 100120 Wu Zun Praises DBSK


As a member popular Taiwanese group Fahrenheit, and as a actor, Wu Zun received Asia Star Award at the 5th Asia Model Award Ceremony. On the fifteenth, he visited South Korea to attend the 5th Asia Model Award Ceremony.

This is not the first time Wu Zun visited South Korea. In 2007, he went with the Taiwanese cast of “Hanazakarino Kimitachie” to receive an award in Seoul, and in 2008 he went with Fahrenheit to participate in the Asia Song Festival.

Recently when filming MV with Koo Hye Sun (A/N: Koo Hye Sun is collaborating with Fahrenheit in making a MV entitled “Touch Your Heart” for the Taiwan Tourism Board), Wu Zun expresses ” She is very kind, intelligent actor. Very knowledgeable, and very talented. If there’s a chance, I would like to act with her.” Regarding meeting DBSK at Asia Song Festival, he praises, “We meet at the Asia Festival, greeted each other, gave CD as gifts. Their stage is not simple, their performance was amazing. I have personally bought their concert DVD.”

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[TRANS] 100120 Yunho Voice Support To Lee Yoonji For Her New Drama


Actress Lee Yoonji expresses her gratitude to fans.

Lee Yoonjii, continuing after last November’s Wednesday and Thursday broadcast of “Heading to the Ground,” this year in January she appeared in MBC’s “Roses and Dandelions”.

Lee Yoonjii, her gratitute regarding to the director of her previous drama “Heading to the Ground” that has send her congratulatory words. Also, Lee Yoonji said she has also received encourage words from DBSK leader Yunho, she says, Yunho had said “No matter what, her drama will succeed this time.” When she finished saying this, she smiles brightly.

Lee Yoonji expressed, like Yunho, many other actors/crew of “Heading to the Ground” still kept in contact through SMS, phone, just like when they were filming together. Aside from the rating, everything else was wonderful. Especially when seeing Yunho’s serious attitude towards that drama, since it was Yunho’s debut drama, Yunho was a very open hearted person, that naturally got close to everyone. Regarding the rating, even though its a pity, but everything ended well, on the whole, her feelings were good.

Also, Lee Yoonji expressed that the fans were very understanding to her, either when she was filming with Kangin for “We Got Married” or filming with Yunho for “Heading to the Ground”, fans were very nice to her, she was relieved. She said this with a smile.

Especially in “Heading to the Ground”, there was a scene where I had to give Yunho CPR, I actually heard fans saying things like “take care of him”.

She was referring to this scene… I understand perfectly well that this was acting… but the jealousy is still there!!

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[TRANS] 100121 Yunho’s Donation To Haiti


In Yu Kigoshi’s Blog Update, he revealed that Yunho and his father planned on aiding Haiti victims. They were true to their words with Yunho’s kind donation to Haiti.

On the 20th of January 2010, shown on an MBC news, a name ‘Jung YunHo’ appeared among the list of donators, which also stated the amount they have donated towards the fund raising for Haiti. It was proven that he is none other than Dong Bang Shin Ki’s leader, Jung YunHo, who have donated a sum of 5,000,000 Won.

It was reported that in 2009, YunHo have also donated a sum of 25,000,000 Won to Africa, as aid for the rebuilding of the nation.

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[TRANS] Junsu’s ‘Mozart!’ Earned Of 4 Billion Won


TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu has increased sales by approximately 4 billion Won ($3.5 million).

Xiah Junsu will take on the lead role of Mozart in the musical ‘Mozart!’. ‘Mozart!’ opened at the Seoul Sejong Cultural Center on the 20th.

Many in the domestic musical industry are saying that “‘Mozart!’ already had the money needed to cover the productions costs even before it had its first show.” The total production costs for ‘Mozart!’ is around 4 billion Won. There is no other way to explain this situation other than the ‘Xiah Junsu phenomenon’.

Calculating the Ticket Sales

There are 4 people who will play the role of Mozart and they are Xiah Junsu, Park Gun Hyung, Lim Tae Gyung and Park Eun Tae. They will be rotating every day for the performance. As soon as ticket reservations were open to the public, the number of tickets left on the nights that Xiah Junsu was scheduled to perform quickly depleted till they all reached ‘0’.

The Sejong Cultural Center’s theater has 3000 seats. 452 VIP seats, 890 R seats, 538 S seats, 482 A seats, 362 B seats, and 256 C seats. The price for the tickets range from 20,000 Won ($18) to 120,000 Won ($106) on weekdays.

In the case that a show is performed on a weekday, one performance brings in 234.8 million Won ($ 206,000). On weekends, each performance brings in 264.6 million Won ($233,000). As Xiah Junsu is scheduled to perform in 8 weekday shows and 7 weekend shows, he is bringing in sales of 3,730,600,000 Won ($3.28 million).

There are also the provincial performances to consider. There will be shows in Daegu and Suwon and currently, Xiah Junsu is confirmed to perform in Daegu. There are 1954 seats in the Daegu Gaemyung Art Center. Xiah Junsu will perform in five weekend shows in Daegu. If the amount earned each night in Seoul is multiplied by two-thirds to find the revenue in Daegu, Xiah Junsu would still have earned ‘Mozart!’ 850 million Won ($747,000) in ticket sales.

If both these amounts are added, it totals in at 4,580,600,000 Won ($4.03 million). If Xiah Junsu decides to perform in more provincial shows, this number will rise. EMK Musical Company, that is in charge of ‘Mozart!’, seems to be expecting sales of side products such OST CDs and pamphlets to rise rapidly as well.

Male-Female Ratio is 1:9

According to the information about people who reserved tickets for ‘Mozart!’ on ticket reservation site Interpark, 92.5% of buyers were female while 7.5% were male. This seems to be the strength of the Korean and Japanese female fans.

Usually, women do attend musicals more than men but never has the division been so apparent. The people who watch the musical ‘Chicago’ are 64% female and 36% male. Even for ‘Hairspray’, the division is 66% female and 33% male.

A representative of ‘Mozart!’ stated, “Thanks to Xiah Junsu, we were able to draw the public’s attention to the field of musicals more than we’ve ever been able to before.”

There are some who are wary about Xiah Junsu’s first musical show, but many are saying that we must wait and see. The musical staff commented about him and said, “It may be because he was a trainee for a long time, but he has a very active attitude when it comes to learning about the musical and he learns things very quickly.”

Xiah Junsu was hospitalized recently due to fatigue. He was there for one day and was told to rest after being diagnosed with an accumulation of fatigue.

Xiah Junsu’s first performance will be on the 26th. As the role of Mozart has been divided between four people, it is near impossible to not be compared to the other three. This is probably the most stressful part for him. He must now prove that his capability as a musical actor is as great as his ticket power.


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