Monthly Archives: May 2011


TVXQ have transformed into the “Royal Family” for their recent Esquire photoshoot. The duo U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin had a photoshoot for Esquire in March for the April issue in a hotel suite in Seoul. The concept was the “Royal Family.”

The famous photographer Jo Sunhee was in charge of the shoot and photographed TVXQ in a very upscale room. Both of the members took photos that represented some sort of conflict and expressed a subtle emotions. It can even be said that the viewer was looking at a scene of a movie.

Yunho wore a dark grey suit and is looking at woman who seems upset. Changmin is wearing blue pants with a light grey jacket and seems to be in a deep conversation with the old man sitting at the desk before him. His role in this photoshoot seems to be similar to Changmin’s role in his first drama “Paradise Ranch.” Changmin played a conglomerate’s son in the drama.

TVXQ are currently promoting their title track “Before U Go” from their repackaged album.

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Group JYJ’s member Park Yuchun is on a plane to Japan for filming of MBC TV drama “Miss Ripley.”

Recently, Park Yuchun tweeted, “I will do a good job shooting. Please support Yukata, Song YuHyung! Ahja! Everyone please come see JYJ’s World Tour! And Japan, truly have strength!”

Yukata, Song Yuhyun is Yuchun’s character name in “Miss Ripley.” Yukata is his Japanese name, and Song Yuhyun is used as his Korean name. Yukata is the son of a president of a famous Japanese resort, and falls into a triangle-love with Jang Miri (Lee DaHae) and the hotel manager Jang Myunghoon (Kim Seungwoo).

Yukata learns true love through Jang Miri, but is a tragic character who falls in danger of ruin because of her. Lee DaHae, who is making her comeback after 1 year and 3 months after KBS 2TV drama “Chu-No,” has been cast as Jang Miri.

“Miss Ripley” is based off of Shin JungAh, who made news by forging her education history, and is about a woman (Jang Miri) with greedy desires who falls into a pit of lies, and the conflict and resolution that occurs between the two men (Yukata, Jang Myunghoon) who fall in love with her.

“Miss Ripley” starring Kim Seungwoo, Lee Dahae, Park Yuchun, and Kang Haejung, will air at the end of May after the drama “Jjak Pae.”

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Everyone is always debating about celebrities’ attitudes during filming or interviews. Some celebrities show attitudes of lacking sincerity because of their busy schedule and stress, however, there are other celebrities that are professional, responsible, and modest. What are the differences in celebrities attitude in work?

◆ “Sensitive, late, missing appointments, lack sincerity…” celebrities with “BAD” attitudes

◆ “hard working, modest, polite…” celebrities with “GOOD” attitudes

JYJ’s Park Yoochun (25) with his humble and honest attitude also became a hot topic during filming for last year’s KBS drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Even though he is one of the most popular idols, but during filming he has an appropriate mindset of a newcomer, receiving favorable praises from workers. Out of all the lead actors, Park Yoochun was the only one that declined having a exclusive chair prepared for him at the filming site. When this information spread, netizens responded with favorable comments and showed enthusiasm for his acting.

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JYJ will hold a charity event in Yokohama Arena

Announced on the 22th. The unit JYJ of Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu (ex-member of Tohoshinki) will hold a charity event on June 7 in Yokohama Arena (Kanagawa), in order to support the victims of the Eastern Japan Great Earthquake.
The three members have made a donation of 600 million won (43 million yen) through the International Relief and Development Organization on the 16th. They will also send a part of the performance fee and proceeds of the Yokohama event. The 3 members say “This disaster is not only a sorry for Japan, but a sorrow for all human beings. We think that if everybody holds hope and courage, the clouds will clear up before long, and the sun will shine again.”

March 22, 2011

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Yoochun’s up and happy~
(Yoochun) Everyone’s doing well~ Right??^^ (7:58am KST)

(Yoochun) I’ll be going now for the shooting of my drama^^ Please support Yutaka~ Song Yoo Hyun!! Fighting~ (8:22am KST)
T/N: Song Yoo Hyung is Yutaka’s Korean name
(Mirang) @6002theMicky You must be starting shooting for the drama already. Fighting.! Fighting.! (8:31am KST)
(Yoochun) @mirang_ ^^!! You must be busy too~ but come watch our concert and watch my drama!! (8:36am KST)

(Yoochun) And I hope to see lots of people~ at the JYJ World Tour!! Fighting~ (8:31am KST)

(Yoochun) And Japan, I sincerely hope for you to be strong!! (8:37am KST)

Jaejoong’s In Thailand, so humble ^^
(Jaejoong) I’m learning of humility once more in Thailand! The land of the blessed king (4:07pm KST)

Dear Young Pil. Move. Sincerely, me.
(Junsu) I’m uploading a picture of myself.. for the first time in a while…^^ I love going out for a drive..! (6:52pm KST)

(Junsu) This is the first time in a while that I’m taking a picture of myself haha Anyone want to sit in the seat next to me~~!!!!! (8:25pm KST)

(Junsu) I’m sorry, everyone.. Young Pil has already sat in the seat next to me……;; ㅠ (8:33pm KST)

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JYJ’s Park Yoochun, together with actors Lee Da Hae and Kim Seung Woo have started a “Love Triangle” in “Goodbye Miss Ripley.”

Park Yoochun, Lee Da Hae and Kim Seung Woo are the three main characters for MBC’s new drama “Goodbye Miss Ripley.” “Goodbye Miss Ripley” is about a woman who faces a crisis from telling too many lies, and the two men who love her deeply, creating a story of the struggle and resolution among love and destruction.

Lee Da Hae plays the role of the woman who faces a crisis due to her own lies, Jang Miri, and exudes an unaffected charm. Jang Miri is a woman who is willing to put herself in a dangerous relationship to gain success.

Kim Seung Woo plays a character who was born into a poor family, but is focused on being No. 1, the unyielding Jang Myeong Hun. He is calm and sensible, and became a hotel manager. After Jang Myeong Hun falls in love with Jang Miri, he faces the danger of losing everything that he has worked so hard to gain so far.

Park Yoochun is part of the love triangle together with Kim Seung Woo and Lee Da Hae, and plays the role of Yutaka, the son of a famous Japanese resorts company CEO. Because of Jang Miri, Yutaka learns the meaning of true love, but also faces the tragic fate of ending up in a critical situation.

Also, Kang Hye Jeong plays the role of Jang Miri’s sister at the orphanage, Na Hye Ju. Na Hye Ju finds out about her sister Jang Miri’s plot and tries to expose her, and puts herself in a dangerous position.

“Goodbye Miss Ripley” will be aired in May after “The Duo.”

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Concert: PD radio concert in Thailand
Date: April 29, 2011
Place: Rajamangala National Stadium
Artists including : TVXQ Super Junior Se7en etc.

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Back in November 2010, I had the privilege of being the MC for the JYJ US TOUR. I toured with them from New York to Las Vegas and finally to Los Angeles. Along the way I was fortunate enough to meet hundreds of their wonderful fans (out of millions!) and now I’ve decided to answer some of your burning questions. Let’s begin shall we…

Q: @papersugar asks: TELL US ABOUT VEGAS!!!! Did you guys go to a strip club??

A: Wow right off the bat huh? HAHA. Sorry to disappoint you, but NO we did not go to a strip club in Vegas. We did go to the club XS at the Wynn, and had a great time. JYJ knows how to party!

Q: joojoobaby asks: Hi Shane! How different is JYJ when they’re working and when they are not? By the way, you’re awesome 🙂

A: Honestly there wasn’t much difference. The guys work hard but also have a great sense of humor, so even when they’re rehearsing they’re cracking jokes and having a good time. They have a really strong work ethic and were rehearsing whenever they had free time. And in the little time when they weren’t working, they worked on their hair. JK HAHA You’re awesome too!

Q: Anonymous asks: How did you get the gig? do you have super amazing ninja mafia connections?

A: Seeing how I retired my ninja mafia connection card back in 2009, I would have to say NO I currently do not have super amazing ninja mafia connections. I got the gig because I knew the right people. Or more importantly, the right people knew me. I’m friends with Rich Nam, head of Entitled Entertainment who put on the whole JYJ US TOUR. They were looking for an MC, I was the first person he thought of, I happened to be free, and I was on my way to New York.

Q: Anonymous asks: Did Jaejoong blind you when you first met him because seriously, he is ghostly pale.

A: When I first saw Jaejoong my natural instinct was to cover my neck, pour some holy water on myself, eat a clove of raw garlic, and call Jacob. Yes he was pale, but I thought it was because he had makeup on. After a few times, I realized it wasn’t the makeup…he’s just really pale. But honestly it doesn’t look that bad in person. I think he’s more photogenically pale…at least his reflection appears in mirrors.

Q: shesrightyouknowshesright asks: What is your funniest story offstage with the JYJ boys?

A: When we were in Las Vegas, we stayed at the Palms Hotel and Casino. One night, right before we went out to go eat dinner, a group of ajummas rushed JYJ in the lobby asking for autographs and pictures. Honestly, some of them looked as old as my mom. It was a very surreal moment, funny and cute in a statutory way. I guess some women just never grow up…or they really really really love JYJ – The love of JYJ knows no age limits.

Q: fangasm asks: Ohai there!! So…. all I can think of right now to ask is… was Junsu as super adorable off camera as he seems on?

A: I don’t know if I would describe him as super adorable, but maybe that’s because I’m a guy HAHA. I think more than anything it’s his husky voice that gives him that “cute” aura. He’s also very serious about learning English as he was constantly asking me about English vocabulary and grammar, which added to his “cute” aura. Make sense? Maybe it’s just something you need to experience in person.

Q: lovemelovemenot asks: So you got to know the boys…How’s like to be around them?And which member left a deep impression on you?

A: It was great being around all three of them, they’re superstars and have millions of fans across the world, but they’re very humble and just normal guys. Of the three, I connected most with Jaejoong. He definitely has that persona where he’s down to do whatever, as long as everyone’s having a good time. He’s very good at making strangers feel comfortable.

Q: 2601-ar asks: Who do you think is the best singer in JYJ (if you’ve seen their solo performances from their tvxq days)? And who has the most striking presence (personality) amongst the three. Thanks a lot!

A: Honestly I think they all sing really well, but if I had to choose one to sing a lullaby for me to sleep to, I would have to choose Micky, he kind of has that old school Korean singer voice sound. As far as striking presence, I would have to go with JaeJoong, he just oozes rock star.

Q: @jjmaii asks: Really? Want to know what you think about KimJaejoong?

A: He’s really a great guy. I’m sure you guys know his whole backstory, but when I read it, his personality made a lot of sense. He definitely lives in the moment and is extremely grounded. Like I mentioned before, he has a great gift of connecting with people and making them feel comfortable, even if he’s meeting them for the first time.

Q: @Gladys1226 asks: DID YOU GO INTO THEIR HOTEL ROOMS? opppsss 😛

A: HAHA No I did not. All those tweets about showering and sleeping together, were all lies, designed to entertain the masses! Sorry to disappoint.

Q: @wota94 asks: Are the boys humble?

A: Yes they are. I was expecting them to be spoiled brats, because of all their money and fame, but to my surprise they were very grounded and humble with strong work ethics.

Q: @hope_slimzees asks: Do you have their numbers because you enjoy touching handsome boys? (ref to chinese newspaper)

A: No I do not have their numbers, we keep in touch through Twitter. And normally I don’t enjoy touching handsome boys, but for some reason in that moment, I was compelled to do so HAHA.

Q: @Kittyny12591 asks: After working with them for all three US showcases, what kind of people were JYJ? (Personalities)

A: Micky – Kept to himself a lot, but he was feeling sick the entire trip so that could have been it. Didn’t get to interact with him too much.

Junsu – Very curious about a lot of things, seems very good-hearted and good-natured.

Jaejoong – I feel like I’ve talked a lot about Jaejoong. Refer to my previous answers.


A: What kind of innocent minds are we talking about? HAHA No, they were very well-behaved and unfortunately (for you guys) did not see them do anything corrupt-worthy.

Q: @YooCups asks: What kind of person is Micky? 🙂

A: Unfortunately Micky was feeling sick for the majority of the trip so I didn’t interact with him as much as the others. He seemed like a really nice guy, definitely see why he’s a lot of people’s favorite member.

Q: @Krumbalina asks: When they do their next tour here will you be the MC again?

A: No I have not been contacted to MC for their next tour. Generally, concert tours do not have MCs, I think last year’s US TOUR was a little different as it was a showcase for all of their US fans. The management wanted a Korean-American MC to help interact with fans and to lead the Q&A session on stage. I think this time around, the world knows who they are, and it will be all about the performance.

All right, so that wraps up ROUND 1. I tried to answer as many questions as I could, but keep asking questions through my tumblr and my twitter @shaneyoon (please do not repeat questions that I’ve already answered) I’ll post up ROUND 2 sometime later this week. Thanks!

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‘Goodbye Miss Ripley’ finally started filming today~! Right now I’m nervous but also looking forward to it~ Hehe~ ^^ Also hope everyone show lots of support and follow us! I love you~ ^^!

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Park Yoochun’s power cannot be underestimated.

Aired last year, the KBS Drama “SungKyunKwan Scandal,” message board had reached 401,000 comments on 20 March. On 18 March viewer Ms.Sohn Sook Ja posted “The scholar has given up his position,” becoming the main character in the 400,000th post. To this, loyal fans of “SungKyunKwan Scandal” wrote “Congratulations, Scholar Sook Ja”, “Senior Sohn, congratulations on the 400,000th post” and other comments.

The hit series, SBS’s “Secret Garden,” whose viewership ratings had exceeded 30% this year, had approximately 44,000 comments on its message board. But the popularity of Park Yoochun and the others, as well as the passionate response is something worth considering as well. Although “SungKyunKwan Scandal’s” ratings had stopped at an average of 12.8% (AGB Nielsen), but the audience loyalty is higher among its followers as compared to other dramas.

The audience, following the terms used in SungKyunKwan, address each other according to hierarchy using “Scholar” and “Senior,” to create an interesting atmosphere of “life at SungKyunKwan.” Although “SungKyunKwan Scandal” had ended a long while ago, but in the “Love Room” of the “SungKyunKwan Scandal” Message Board, you can still see the passion for “SungKyunKwan Scandal.”

KBS Drama Executive Producer Lee Kang Hyun said, “ Of all the shows produced by KBS last year, “SungKyunKwan Scandal” received the most passionate response from the audience. “Baker King Tak Goo” and “The Slave Hunters” received high viewership ratings, and were all successful dramas.

Park Yoochun is scheduled to participate in the MBC Monday-Tuesday Mini Series “Goodbye Miss Ripley.”

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