Monthly Archives: July 2011


Pictures from Singer IU and TVXQ member Choikang Changmin ‘s “Wedding Photoshoot” has been revealed.

During the recording for SBS’s “Heroes” which was aired on 10 April, IU and Choikang Changmin were made to complete a “Participate in a touching wedding” mission, and shot the wedding photographs.

In the photographs, “Petite bride” IU places her hand on her jaw, and shows a shy expression, and Choikang Changmin looks at IU lovingly. Also, a guitar as well as other props were used to create a refreshing atmosphere.

Aside from IU & Choikang Changmin, Choikang Changmin & Seo In Young, U-Know Yunho and Jiyeon, No Heung Cheol & Lee Jin as well as other wedding photoshoots were revealed as well, attracting the netizens’ attention.

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(TRANS) JYJ Kim Junsu, He stood up to tower as a musical actor also. With the success of his second musical “Tears of Heaven,” the day when he will stand on the stages of New York’s Broadway is also closer. I give a big applause to the achievement that is tinged with blood and sweat and conquered of all kinds of hardship.

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Through Acting Rather than Popularity I will show you Musical Magic (T/N: The Korean word used here is 신기, which is a supernatural power and shares the pronunciation of its second syllable with the Korean words for Acting and Popularity.)

Ability to Sing and Dominate the Stage, On the Level of Cho Seung-Woo

Tears of Heaven Sold Out in 5 Minutes

“It was a huge experience to perform with Brad Little.”

JYJ Kim Junsu, who has been Reborn as a Box-Office Star

Is it that the bitter hardship has instead given him the opportunity to train. He has been reborn from an idol star into the icon of the world of musical.

“It is because of the fans who have always loved me and supported me. Please know that I am always remembering this thankful heart. I want to show you myself who is trying his best.”

Kim Junsu (24), who has transformed from Xiah Junsu of TVXQ to a musical actor, had grown up a lot in just a year. I met him in a café in Kangnam, Seoul, on the 11th.

“After I finished the second musical ‘Tears of Heaven,’ I gained a confidence in musicals. At first I was worried whether I could do well because it was an original musical, and also I hesitated because the training duration was also short. But I worked up the courage to go into it. Above all, I really loved the songs of the composer Frank Wildhorn.”

He said: “It was a valuable experience because I was able to stand on the same stage as the internationally-renowned musical actor Brad Little and to learn a lot (fro him). He laughed brightly: “Because the market for musicals is smaller in scale than other popular culture industries such as the movie industry, and it is an honor if it could do well by my giving it a positive effect.”

It was he who had left TVXQ with Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun last year after undergoing a conflict with the agency S.M. Entertainment on contracts. He conquered those hardships and pains by challenging himself with the Musical ‘Mozart’ last February. Following that, on February of this year he stood towering as a blue chip (T/N: In the US, the word “blue chip” is used to describe a stock with a stellar reputation). In particular, the performance in which he appeared as the male lead Jun sold out within 2-5 minutes of the tickets opening for sale. It also made topic of various conversations by having the tickets be traded at 3,000 USD online and the like.

This is a win-after-win that is enough to make one feel the words “turn evils into blessings.” The recently-released live performance recording “Kim Junsu Musical Concert—Levay with Friends” amazingly sold 40,000 copies within 2 weeks of release. Further, group JYJ, which Kim Junsu formed with the former TVXQ members Kim Jaejoong and Park Yoochun, also sold out their first concert of the World Tour held in Bangkok, Thailand, on the 2nd and 3rd. Kim Junsu has many occasions to celebrate—he was also chosen as #1 in a recent survey to score singing ability of domestic idol group and members by 10 active vocal trainers.

“To be honest, I did not know that I’d come to love musicals like this. I don’t like dramas or movies but I find musicals to be so fun that I go to see them whenever I have time. Whenever I watch them I feel respectful and I feel pride at the fact that I am doing these musicals. I plan to keep on being a singer and a musical actor in the future as well.”

Kim Junsu said: “As a singer, it is fine if I express myself through singing. However, in a musical, that you must sing with the sensibilities of the role that you’ve taken on is difficult but also is electrifyingly attractive.” He, who is currently attending his fourth year at Myungjee University as a Musical major, pledged: “I will try my best in order to act to the extent that I will not suffer by comparison to real musical actors and not because of my popularity as a singer.”

It is the evaluation of the musical industry that even though many male idol stars have jumped into the musical field having their popularity on their backs but it is rare to have a success case that is due to abilities like that of Kim Junsu. It is that Kim Junsu has high probabilities to progress into a star who does not pale against Cho Seungwoo because he has excellent abilities in singing and dominating the stage as a musical actor. The popular Broadway actor Brad Little said “Kim Junsu has the ability to act naturally and communicate with the audience on stage” and the composer Frank Wildhorn also did not spare his praises, saying “if opportunity allows I would like to get him to stand on a stage in Broadway.”

“To be honest, I am a longtime fan of Hankyoreh (T/N: this newspaper). The first time that my name was published with my name on the line, was it 5th grade or 6th grade, was with Hankyoreh. SuJu (Super Junioer)’s Eunhyuk and I performed as the youngest dance group in Korea called SRD (Song, Rap Dance) and Hankyoreh reported and wrote an article for us. It is the first article in my life that was published with my name on the line so I still have it.”

Kim Junsu let out a pregnant remark and grinned. “Hankyoreh, please always spare your strength for justice.”

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(T/N: A “DdalBabo” is the abbreviation for DDALman BAra BOda,” which is a parent who only has eyes for his/her daughter)

A video of JYJ’s Park Yoochun showing a warm relationship with a child star has become a hot topic among the netizens.

The video showed Yoochun together with Kim Yoobin, who had played the role of Choi Siwon’s daughter in the SBS drama “Oh My Lady,” interacting in a warm manner in the waiting room.

After watching the video, netizens have expressed that “There is a 99.9% chance that Yoochun will be a DdalBabo,” “I’m so jealous of the child,” “they look really happy together,” and other thoughts.

On another note, Yoochun is currently in the midst of filming for the MBC drama “Ripley,” which will be aired in May.

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Hong Seokcheon Expresses that He Wishes to Meet JYJ’s Kim Jaeoong on Public Music Programs

Hong Seokcheon revealed his affection for JYJ’s Jaejoong.

Hong Seokcheon left a message on his twitter on the afternoon of April 14th, saying: “It is something pleasant to meet Hero Jaejoong in a coffee shop. On top of that, Jaejoong greeting me with delight, saying “Hyung, you’ve been well, right?” is something even more pleasant than this pleasant weather of spring.”

Continuing, he sent his wishes: “Such a kindhearted and pleasant friend. I wish that I can meet him quickly, on a music program on public TV.”

JYJ has appeared in a variety of programs such as News, Drama, and Culture. However, they have essentially been unable to appear in programs produced by variety stations such as music ranking programs.

At this, the fans have pointed out that JYJ are active in musical and drama but nonetheless not appearing in music programs and have decided that they are being limited in activities, and started advertising on their own on busses and subway stations and other places in order to send their support to them.

Hong Seokcheon is a Korean actor who has been largely prevented from appearing on public TV after coming out as a homosexual (source: DailySports).

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omg Total dorkfest going on right now X)
(Jaejoong, 1:14pm KST) How happy I am!

(Jaejoong, 1:28pm KST) They get along so well that it’s becoming a problem!

Lol John Egg’s got Jaejoong in the palm of his hand!!
(John, 1:44pm KST) @mjjeje When I get to the US, I’m going to upload 10,000 photos of you! All those secret photos kekeke Heaven help the egg!!! hahaha
(Jaejoong, 1:49pm KST) @elbowyeish I should be nice to you then! ^^

…. *hugs Kim Jaejoong*
(Jaejoong, 8:40pm KST) I used to think that the sky and earth were near each other. So I used to think that, no matter where I was, the people within my heart were never that far from me because we were living under the same sky and walking on the same earth. I wasn’t even lonely. For the first time, for some odd reason, I find myself feeling lonesome, as if I am watching my shadow getting uncontrollably farther away from me with the setting sun.

(Jaejoong, 8:40pm KST) World, tell me that it isn’t true.

(Jaejoong, 8:48pm KST) But because there is the light of the singing sun, I tell myself over and over again, “I’m okay. I’m okay.” Though I can’t see it, I can hear it. And I can feel it. We understand and love each other.

Fukutaro sends his love from Japan
(Fukutaro, 8.53pm KST) @mjjeje Don’t catch a cold!!
(Jaejoong, 9.03pm KST) @fuku0501 Thank you for everything, for worrying about me. I want to meet you.
(Fukutaro, 9.07pm KST) @mjjeje Wait for me! Because I’ll catch up with you soon (Laughs) Promise.

Jaejoong agrees with some social commentary ^^
(Hong Seok Cheon, 12:32am KST) Oh my god, Shilla Hotel. I find myself speechless. Hm, have you always been an inflexible gang? Are you not the hotel that we take pride in as Korea’s best hotel? But I must say that Mr. Lee Bujin’s personal apology was an appropriate act. As a person who always worries that the staff, who are out in the restaurant and serving the customers, might make a mistake, I tend to think constantly about apologies and measures to take after an incident.
(Jaejoong, 10:29pm KST) @Tonyhong1004 I totally agree~~^^

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This concert is a part of JYJ’s world tour project produced by C-Jes Entertainment and will be their first concert tour in the U.S. and Canada. Their tour is drawing huge attention around the globe, bringing in more than 20,000 fans to the recent concert in Bangkok, Thailand.

It is the first time that AEG LIVE, one of the largest concert promoters in the world, is hosting a major concert tour for an Asian artist in partnership with Powerhouse.

JYJ was formed in 2010 as a three-member band featuring JAEJOONG, YOOCHUN and JUNSU. JYJ released their global debut album ‘The Beginning’ in October 2010 and reached number 1 on the Japanese Oricon Chart in a sweeping pace.

JYJ’s concert tour will create an unimaginable experience and compelling atmosphere that fans from all over the world and of all ages can enjoy. Their fans will finally get a chance to witness JYJ’s grandeur debut in the U.S and Canada.

Official ticket sales will begin at NOON (PST) on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the designated online and offline outlets. Vancouver will have a separate on-sale date and time, which will be announced shortly.

Ticket prices are $180, $150, $120, $90, $70, and $40. Seating charts will be available for viewing soon. All details related to ticket purchasing will be announced following this release.

Koreaboo and POWERHOUSE have partnered up for the Lee Moon Sae and JYJ North American tour, and we will be covering all the stops.

Tickets will go on sale for the concerts on April 16th at 10:00AM PST.

Tour Dates:

Vancouver, Canada
Friday, May 20th @ 8PM

Newark, New Jersey
Presedential Center
Sunday, May 22nd @ 8PM

Los Angeles, California
Nokia Theatre Live
Friday, May 27th @ 8PM

San Jose, California
The Event Centre Arena
Friday, June 3rd @ 8PM

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Kim Jaejoong follows another friend~ Who is he? We don’t know either so don’t ask ^^
(Young Bum, 5:43am KST) @mjjeje lol Ah~ Jaejoong! I’m taking the day off and resting at home because my stomach hurts~ ㅜ.ㅠ
(Jaejoong, 11:01am KST) @bums1313 I’ve been thinking about whether I should follow you or not for a while now haha
(Young Bum, 11:08am KST) @mjjeje omg~ That means I need to put in more effort, right?! Right?! Ooh~ I had to get a shot and it hurts~ ㅜ.ㅠ
(Jaejoong, 11:26am KST) @bumx1313 You’re still afraid of getting shots! I’m still a bit afraid of the dentist ,,, haha

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The VIP premiere of movie ‘The Most Beautiful Farewell in The World’ which casts actor Kim Kap-soo is attended with many star idols.

Movie ‘The Most Beautiful Farewell in The World’ is scheduled to hold VIP premiere on April 13th at 20:20 at Megabox COEX, Seoul.

According of the movie’s official, on the VIP premiere day, there will be more idols attending than usual. The list already consists names such as JYJ Park Yoochun and 2PM Taecyeon, 2AM Jokwon and Beast’s Yoon Dojoon, Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain, and Kara’s Goo Hara who have confirmed their attendance in advance. In addition, it’s revealed that singer IU is expected to attend as well.

Most of the idols attending the premiere had already had working relationship with actor Kim Kap-soo in the past. Park Yoochun was bonding relationship with Kim Kap-soo during their filming of drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ which aired last year, Taecyeon knew Kim Kap-soo when he made his acting debut through KBS 2TV ‘Cinderella’s Sister’. While Jokwon, Gain, Dojoon are all appearing along Kim Kap-soo at MBC comedy series ‘All My Love’.

Kim Kap-soo is known with his wide acquaintances of young idols, and this issue had ever been mentioned when Kim Kap-soo guested MBC ‘Golden Fishery – Knee Drop Guru’ last year. Now the fact will come to valid evidence at his new movie premiere.

The representative of Kim Kap-soo told Star News, “We have prepared 100 tickets for this premiere in advanced, but then many guests said they’d attend the event, we might lack of them (the tickets).”

‘The Most Beautiful Farewell in The World’ is the story about the life of a mother who cares and still gives love to her family even after she’s diagnosed by terminal cancer. The movie will be released on coming April 21st.

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TVXQ’s Choikang Changmin was publicly humiliated when he was was on the receiving end of a spray of Shim Bong Sun’s spit.

On the episode of SBS’ ‘Heroes’ that aired on the 10th, the participants were given the mission of holding weddings for two married couples who had not been able to have a formal marriage ceremony due to unfortunate circumstances.

To win the brides’ approval, each member of the ‘Heroes’ team had to don a wedding dress of their choice and take part in a wedding photoshoot. They partook in these photoshoots with Shim Changmin, Jung Yunho and No Heung Cheol as their grooms.The ‘Heroes’ members were each given an opportunity to catch the eye of the grooms before the grooms made their choices. Shim Bong Sun chose to woo Shim Changmin and asked to gaze into each other’s eyes for 5 seconds, an important skill that is needed in wedding photoshoots.

But when their eyes locked, Shim Bong Sun was unable to hold back her laughter and sprayed spit on Changmin’s face has she sputtered, turning the entire set upside down.

In the end, Shim Bong Sun wasn’t chosen by Shim Changmin and had to partake in an all-girls wedding photoshoot with No Sayeon, Gahee and Jung Ga Eun.

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