Monthly Archives: March 2011


JYJ member Park Yoochun is expected to once again challenge his acting skill through drama ‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’ (tentative title). Park Yoochun will cast as the male lead of this May-scheduled broadcast drama after the completion of MBC ‘The Duo’, currently all details related is under coordination.

Park Yoochun’s representative explained via phone call to TV Report, “We’re currently reviewing the drama appearance in a positive way. We will confirm our final decision within this week”. “But it’s true about the recent visit of Park Yoochun and staffs to the drama filming location in Japan,” hinted about its utmost potential.

In meantime Park Yoochun’s official also said that they’ve been struggling in coordinating between the drama filming schedule and JYJ World Tour schedule, yet from the tone, it seems that the drama appearance is likely to confirm.

JYJ is set to kick their World Tour in coming April 2th in 7 countries and 10 cities starting from Thailand. Park Yoochun has been gaining high popularity as an actor after his successful acting debut in KBS 2TV Drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’.

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JYJ Park Yoochun has been confirmed to cast in MBC new drama.

According to MBC drama official on March 16th, Park Yoochun will star in MBC upcoming drama ‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’, the actor had visited the filming location in Fukuoka, Japan with his representative to confirm his casting and actively participated in script reading practice on the same day, Park Yoochun is scheduled to join the drama filming soon.

After his withdrawal from TVXQ, this would be the first time for Park Yoochun to cast in MBC drama thus attracted lot of attention. In fact, none of JYJ members including Kim Jaejoong and Kim Junsu have ever appeared in MBC entertainment programs (ever since the withdrawal).

Park Yoochun had his acting debut last year through KBS 2TV drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ and received rave reviews with his character Lee Seon-jun, he’s said to receive countless love call to star in various dramas ever since.

‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’ will be the second attempt of Park Yoochun in acting industry that heighten up people’s expectations. ‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’ is scheduled to broadcast in May after drama ‘The Duo’ wrapped up.

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The fourth trial of the lawsuit between JYJ and SM Entertainment took place on the 15th.

Last April, SM filed an exclusive contract validity verification and compensation for losses lawsuit against the trio to which the trio filed an exclusive contract invalidity verfication and unjust profit restitution counter-lawsuit against SM. On the 15th, the two sides held a hearing.

The trial that was held this day included an examination of a witness, Mr Yoon, who was in charge of handling TVXQ’s income and accounts in SM Entertainment.

At the trial, Mr Yoon stated, “SM artistes settle their accounts twice a year for the income from overseas and domestic activities and album sales. Before the accounts are settled and the artistes are paid, the celebrity, his or her manager, the treasurer and his or her parents get together, make sure that the income division is done exactly according to the contract and sign a paper stating that the correct income division was carried out. This information is also looked over by an accounting firm.”

He continued to state that TVXQ’s income division was done through a legal and just process as he said, “The trio have never voiced a complaint about the income division till now. The income division has always been done according to the contract with consent from the trio, and we have never omitted any profits or expenses.”

Also, Mr. Yoon explained the process behind TVXQ’s income division as well as the members’ expenses, income and salary received in advance. He also gave thorough answers to the questions given by the lawyers of SM and the trio regarding album sales and royalties.

The trio did not attend the trial. The next trial will be held on April 19th at the same location and the Courts are planning to hold an examination on another witness, Nam So Young, the CEO of SM Japan who was in charge of TVXQ’s Japanese activities.

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Immediately after the hearing was over, articles like the below were plastered all over the Korean web:

Investor in JYJ Concert Sues Rights-Holders for Fraud

The Plaintiff Park XX sued Kim XX and C-JeS’s Director Paek XX, Warner Korea’s Director Whang XX, and others for fraud in Seoul Central District Court.

Park revealed in his complaint that “The Defendants conspired to deceive me and defrauded me of my wealth and so I sue.”

According to Park, the Concert Rights to the “JYJ Show-case Tour 2010″ of last year was transferred from C-JeS to Warner Music Korea. After that, it was transferred multiple times and (in the end) reached Kim XX.

Park said that “(he) was interested in the concert industry and from the introduction of a friend first met Kim XX. Kim said upon our meeting that he has the Concert Rights and that if [Park] invested, [Park] could make a very large profit, and recommended enthusiastically that [Park] invests.”

According to Park, he followed Kim’s advice and started to deposit money from October 7th of last year, and drafted an official contract on October 14th. The 5 locations of the concerts were Hong Kong and the USA’s Seattle, New York, San Francisco, and LA. The invested funds were to be used entirely for the concerts, and the budget for the cost of the concerts were to be notified (to Park) in advance. At this, Park invested 1,244,850,000 KRW (approximately $1,244,850).

Park said that “(he) requested proof of the details of the use of funds around October 20th of ast year. But Kim kept pushing it back with excuses of being busy.”
Park also argued that “contrary to what Kim said about his company’s state, Kim’s company had a lot of debt. It’s also been confirmed that he had intention to use the profits from the concerts to repay his debt.”

Park said: “Kim used a company that was already a dissolved company for tax purposes to contract, and he also concealed the fact that he has a debt load of billions KRW when we entered into the contract. Even the profits from the concert of 350,000,000 KRW(approximately 350,000 USD) were collected by the creditors and [Park] suffered harm doubly and triply.”

Park explained the reason for his suit in his complaint: “JYJ held a for-profit concert in Hong Kong on October 24th of last year. But the concerts in the 4 locations in the US, due to the fault of the C-Jes, were non-profit, not for-profit. The defendants did not provide a clear explanation [to Park] even though the schedules and the locations of the concerts were changed. Also no one informed [Park] of the above with official documents. [Park] did not recover one cent from the investment.”


To summarize, C-JeS transferred the concert right to Warner Korea, who transferred it to others, who eventually transferred to someone named Kim XX.

Kim XX, according to Park, told Park that the concert rights were a good investment and that Park should invest in them.

Park alleges that Kim defrauded him.

Please notice that C-JeS and Warner Korea are not involved in any way in this. By the time that Kim met Park, the concert rights did not even belong to C-JeS or Warner Korea. It belonged to Kim. This was a deal that was strictly between Park and Kim. It is unfortunate that Park decided to drag C-JeS and Warner Korea into this by naming the companies as co-defendant and extremely convenient for SM that the stories are being circulated moments after the JYJ-SM hearing is concluded.


The details from today’s hearing will follow shortly. According to accounts, it was quite disastrous for SM and the worst of the hearings (for SM) so far.

Stay tuned.

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Trans edited: There was a slight mistranslation in the part about Yoochun spending time with the restaurant employees. It’s been edited now. I apologise to the readers and to mldyhrmny for this mistranslation.

Fanaccount from fan who went to visit restaurant:
You can see Yoochun’s picture after entering the restaurant. The man next to him is the manager of the restaurant ^_^.

This is what one of the restaurant employees wrote on their blog:

Yoochun came to our restaurant on February 26th.
He started with our shop’s specialty samgyopsul, bone park ribs, and kimchi. And he asked for another serving of kimchi! It was made by me so I was overjoyed!
Everytime one of our employees brought something to his table he would say, “Thank you”.
When he finished, he took a picture with all of the employees! I was very impressed. Thank you very much!

Back to fan’s account:
(After talking to the employees) It seemed as though Yoochun had been very hungry when he came to the shop, and the first thing he had wanted to eat was kimchi! And he had said that the kimchi was very delicious and reminded him of his mother’s kimchi, which is why he asked for seconds!

Ta da!
The seat that Yoochun was sitting in!

There was no partition from the rest of the shop.
It seemed as there had been other customers at the shop at that time, but they had not bothered him with photographs or by making a fuss.
Yoochun spent his time there very relaxed.
After all the customers had left, Yoochun spoke out to the employees first to join him. It had been a very fun and relaxed atmosphere, and they had gotten to the topic of singing. It then came to the topic of the shop manager singing a song. Yoochun said there was a song he definitely wanted to listen to and his request was “Neourel Bonego”.(T/N: Click here for the song he sang)
Yoochun enjoyed this a lot and it seemed he had been taking videos of the manager singing. And he was joking around asking if he could post them on youtube.
The manager said Yoochun really has a kind character. Kind and well mannered.

Autograph that Yoochun left.
It’s posted on the wall.

It says:
This feeling of ordinary and feeling at home is what happiness is, and I am leaving after experiencing that on this chair.”

It seems he had spent around 2 ½ hours here.
Also the manager showed me a secret! Yoochun had left another autograph with the manager! Yoochun must have known that other fans would come to this shop after he came so he left this autograph!
It says “To the ones that I love”

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(top to bottom: Acting, Singing, Marketability, Growth Potential–Junsu is placed 1st for whole categories)

Idol craze has grown stronger in musical industry. These idols usually have strong ticket power as shown by Kim Junsu who sold out all tickets of his musical starring ‘Tears of Heaven’. There are more than 20 names of idols that have ventured into musical industry.

However, as they’ve been under gazes of many musical critics, most performances of these idol turn musical actors were not highly praised. There’s been debate of the fact that despite the unproven acting skill, these idols still get many notable roles. Therefore since the 28th last month to March 13th, Kukinews held a survey to 11 musical critics and producers to assess the skills of ‘musical idol’. The positions will be decided through 4 categories: acting, singing, marketability, and growth potential where for each category there will be 2 chosen names, at which the first rank will be graded with 3 points and the second rank gets 2 points.

Idols who are chosen in skill category are Kim Junsu, ONew, Kyuhyun, Taeyeon, and J (sorted based on ranks). Yet some respondents said, “None of them has the skill that can be evaluated,” and returning a blank paper.

Kim Junsu who swapped 1st in all areas, received particularly good marks on marketability and singing ability. ChungKang Culture Industry University Professor Jin Jeong-hoon said, “Kim Junsu has proved himself as a musical star through his role in ‘Mozart!’ and ‘Tears of Heaven’” However, “His vocal range is limited so traditional classic works will be difficult for him.” The professor further pointed out, “His vocalization is also peculiar and he lacks in ability to communicate the lyrics.”

Regarding Kim Junsu’s acting skill, Dankook University Professor Yunho-jin commented, “While there are still few lacking in some parts, but his ability to instinctively grasp the stage is remarkable,”

Kim Junsu got the vote of 6 people as an idol who shows potential to become next musical idol star. Seoul College of Arts Professor Wangyongbeom said, “He seems to have potential to be loved by public in the future as shown by the sold out performances of ‘Mozart!’ and ‘Tears of Heaven’. But he has assignment now to choose another good musical work hereafter.”

A musical producer who asked to remain anonymous, “The growth of potential depends on practice. Eventhough he/she is an idol singing star, but if he/she’s failed to practice in musical basis, it would be the beginning of a cloudy performances of him/her. But the main problem of these idols are, they have their main work to focus on as well (that cause the lack of musical-base practice),”

‘Musical idol’ is undoubtedly contributing positively to the popularity of musical. This fact shown on the increase of foreign tourists from Japan, China, and more to attend musical performances.

Fans of these idols are claimed to be the source of this musical idol’s ‘ticket power’. Kim Junsu, for instance, sold out the whole of his 17 performances (26,000 seats), while ‘Legally Blonde’ starring SNSD Jessica and ‘Song of The Sun’ starring fellow member Taeyeon all at least become a break even. Therefore although their title is still a ‘rookie’, these musical idols receive at least 1.5 times higher fee than those musical veterans.

ChungKang Culture Industry University Professor Yuri said, “Sometimes musical performance appointed idols to star on their works merely to grab more and more audiences without any consideration to create a high level and good taste performances, this could dropped the quality of musical in the long term that leads to the loss of audiences at the end.”

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[TRANS] 110308~110313 – JYJ TWITTER UPDATE

March 7th, 2011

Yoochun wants some company over at Fukuoka from an egg X)
(John) Thank you soooooo much!!! I’m overwhelmed!… JYJ hwaiting!!! Yahoo~~~ haha (1:21am KST)
(Yoochun) @elbowyeish Hyung!!! Seriously, happy birthday!!^^ I’m going to Japan!!! (7:47am KST)
(John) @6002theMicky Yoochun!!!!!!! Seriously, thanks! Should I fly over to Japan to meet you there?? kekeke (7:51am KST)
(Yoochun) @elbowyeish Come to Fukuoka!! hahahaha I’m at the airport right now^^ (8:06am KST)
(John) @6002theMicky Okay!! I’ll get on a plane right now, but only if you send me the plane ticket!!!……… Huh!!!!! <— Micky style!!! kekeke (8:29am KST)
(Yoochun) @elbowyeish hahahahahaha Sorry!! haha Hyung, I have to get on the plane now!! ^^ But sincerely, I wish you a happy birthday!! Have fun tonight!! (8:42am KST)

March 8th, 2011

Junsu’s wandering around taking photos, with a lot on his mind ^^
(Junsu) …^^ (4:36pm KST)

(Junsu) . (5:29pm KST)

(Junsu) Rainbow Bridge.. is so pretty.. with a sunset, which I love, in the background… (5:33pm KST)

(Byung Han) @0101xiahtic That’s so pretty (10:41pm KST)
(Junsu) @code07lim hahaha I know right~^^ (10:43pm KST)

March 11th, 2011

omg our poor baby ;A; and our prayers to the people in Japan..
(Junsu) Today, I felt.. tremors ..stronger than I’ve ever felt before…. (5:14pm KST)

Yet all he thinks about is his fans, what a sweetheart♥
(Junsu) Above all else, I have to attend tomorrow’s fanmeeting… I wonder if the plane will be able to take off.. Hm. (5:17pm KST)

Jaejoong’s well-wishes for his friends and everyone in Japan
(Jaejoong) Everyone in Japan, I wish for your safety (1.09 am KST)

(Jaejoong) @Fuku0501 Hey~ Are you alright? (4.13pm KST)
(Fukutaro) @mjjeje There are many people who have given me such supportive words, Thank you ☆ (1.12am KST)
(Jajeoong) @fuku0501 I’m worried…because I’m praying from Korea, for it to stop soon! (1.16am KST)

(Akio) @mjjeje It’s really dangerous. It’s still shaking (1.10am KST)
(Jaejoong) @akionosuke It’s scary…definitely… (1.17am KST)

(Jaejoong) I’ve heard that Jun-chan is safe. I think that Junsu is probably worried for everyone in Japan as well. (1.22am KST)

(Shirota) I don’t know how many people are having sleepless nights, but I pray that they can ease their anxiety, even if it is just a little bit. (1.19am KST)
(Jaejoong) @U_and_YOU Yu yu, please be careful too..! (1.24am KST)

(Jaejoong) @yusuke_0414 Yuusuke please be careful tooㅠ____ㅠ (1.26am KST)
(Yuusuke) @mjjeje Everyone is together! We’re worried because we don’t know when the aftershocks will happen (>_<) During this time, I feel once again that friends are really important! (1.40am KST)
(Jaejoong) @yusuke_0414 Is everyone else okay?? (1.42am KST)

(Jaejoong) Our Junsu is safe..! (1:28am KST)

Jaejoong keeps looking out for Japan
(Yuuta) @mjjeje It’s a really big problem…. (1.28am KST)
(Jaejoong) @yta14 I know…I’m worried… (1.29am KST)

(Jaejoong) It’s good that Junsu is well, but still, everyone in Japan please be careful… (1.31am KST)

March 12th, 2011

Sasaengs fans, leave them alone!!
(Yoochun) Please… don’t follow me…. don’t come in front of my house…. sasaengs! (7:50pm KST)

Junsu is sending his prayers to those in Japan, so should we!
(Junsu) Japan, the neighboring country closest to us… Their pain is our pain.. Everyone, please come together and pray for them~ (8:33pm KST)

Junsu’s first Japanese tweet
(Junsu) When the rain falls, I will be your umbrella…When the wind blows, I will be your wall… No matter how deep the darkness may be, because tomorrow will definitely come ^^ (12.09 am KST)

Junsu tweets again in Korean
(Junsu) When the rain falls, I will be your umbrella.. When the wind blows, I will be your wall.. No matter how deep the darkness may be… Because tomorrow will definitely come… Because tomorrow will definitely come… (12:24am KST)

T/N: If you haven’t already realised, these are the lyrics for “Asu Wa Kuru Kara”

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