Thursday, December 31, 2009

[ADMIN POST] DBSK Kingdom wishes you a Happy 2010!!!

We want to wish all of our lovely followers and visitors a Happy New Year! Happy 2010 for everyone, let's pray so that our beloved DBSK have a better 2010, and let's keep the faith for them.

WE know everything will be fine as long as we have faith in the guys and believe in them, in their friendship,talents, in them.

Us fans will pray for a better year for you guys and will hope that everything gets sorted out and that this year you will have a lot of achievements.

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[PHOTOS] 091230 THSK- 51st Japan Records Part1

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[VIDEO] 091231 Tohoshinki - Stand by U + Talk at CDTV Special

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[INFO] 091231 TVXQ Members Show Kindness

Back in July we reported that leader Yunho of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki gave back by donating his time and volunteering at an orphanage in Nam-gu, Gwangju City. He served food and also cleaned the building.

Earlier in the month we reported that Xiah Junsu along with his fan club donated money to a poor village in Cambodia. The village was so thankful for the donation that they even named the village after him.

On December 31st, these two acts of kindness were shown on display on the documentary show Star The Secret.

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Yunho gets about 3 days of vacation in a whole year and he mainly spends the few days off doing volunteer work at an orphanage. Yunho first debuted with TVXQ when he was 17 and even before that he a back-up dancer for Dana (CSJH theGrace). Even with his busy schedule, he never missed a day of school. Also he sometimes had to dye his hair for performances, but on the days he had to go to school, he would always go to a hair salon and make it black again. The person in charge of the orphanage said that Yunho is a big help to the kids. In the video you can see him dancing and playing with them.


They interview many people that live in the Xiah Junsu Village and they express that they're all very thankful to him. They say that he was the one that helped them fix their houses. One of them stated, "My heart had pain because of the falling roofs and for the kids who would get hit by the rain when it leaked through the roof. Now that everything's fixed, I'm really happy."

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[INFO] 100101 BREAK OUT! Single Bigeast Ver. Also SOLD OUT at MuMo Online Shop

INFO] BREAK OUT! Single Bigeast Ver. also SOLD OUT at MuMo Online Shop

After Break Out Single CD ver. and CD+DVD ver. being SOLD OUT at MuMo Online Shop
Now it's turn for Break Out Single Bigeast ver. to be labelled SOLD OUT too
As you can see on the pic, Break Out Single Bigeast ver. already SOLD OUT at MuMo Online Shop
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[TRANS] 100101 "We want to keep doing our best", Tohoshinki shakes away break-up rumors, from Oricon news

The popular Korean group Tohoshinki, who is in the midst of having break-up rumors, performed on "60th NHK Kouhaku Utagassen" on the last day of the year, and later appeared on TBS' special program "CDTV SPECIAL! New Year's Eve Premium Live 2009→2010". When being asked by MC TAKAHIRO (EXILE) what their aspiration for this year is, Jaejoong stopped a moment and only said, "We want to keep doing our best like last year."

After the three members of Tohoshinki - Junsu, Jaejoong, and Yoochun - filed a lawsuit to request for a provisional disposition to terminate the exclusive contract with their managing company, there have been rumors of them breaking up floating around. There are also rumors that the members cannot communicate normally and that their actions are being observed. However, in fact, on the rehearsal day of Kouhaku, it has been reported that the three members and Yunho, Changmin returned to their waiting room in two separate groups.

After performing "Stand by U" at Kouhaku, they chose to not answer the press corps' questions. At CDTV, they only said, "Good evening everyone, we are Tohoshinki" and sang the song which contained a message in its lyrics.

Source: Oricon News
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[INFO] 091230 SM Entertainment Refutes Super Junior Lawsuit Claims + Hangeng Contract Termination Trial Begins Jan 8

SM Entertainment refutes Super Junior lawsuit claims

Super Junior
In reponse to widespread rumors circulating that 5 other Super Junior members besides Hankyung had also filed lawsuits against SM Entertainment for unfair contract terms, the latter has issued a strongly worded statement on 29th December to refute the claims.

In the aftermath of Hankyung filing a lawsuit against SM Entertainment, there were reports afterwards that 5 other Super Junior members, Leeteuk, Yesung, Kangin, Eunhyuk and Donghae had done likewise. It also stated that because of Hankyung's nationality, his case was made public first before the others.

But SM Entertainment has issued a strong rebuttal stating that the news report claiming that 5 Super Junior members had filed lawsuits against them for unfair contracts were fabricated and untrue. And if such fabricated reports are published again in future, SM Entertainment will seek legal action against the publisher and the reporter.

The statement was signed off by SM Entertainment's CEO Kim Young Min and the affected Super Junior members.

Source: AKpop

Hangeng Contract Termination Trial Begins Jan 8

Recently, SJ leader ((TN: They mean SJM, as usual)) Hangeng’s contract termination request with SM Entertainment has caused great turmoil after being disclosed by the media. As Hangeng’s representative lawyer Lee disclosed recently, Hangeng has already turned in a “Suspension of Contract Agreement” request and a “Contract Termination” request to court. The trials will begin January 8th in Korea. To stop SM Entertainment from using delaying tactics, Hangeng has especially requested a “Suspension of Contract Agreement”. If the agreement is approved by court, Hangeng will be freed no earlier than March of next year.

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[TRANS] 091231 tvN ENEWS 'Blackbox', Celebrities' Annual Earnings Ranking Revealed

TVXQ, who is currently in a dispute with their agency, caught the attention of many by having the highest annual earnings this year dispite the unfavorable conditions they are currently in.

tvN ENEWS' 'blackbox' corner that was aired on the 20th ranked the celebrities with the top ten annual earnings this year.

The celebrity with the highest earnings was TVXQ, followed by Rain, Big Bang, Super Junior, Kim Hyun Joon, Go Hyun Jung, Girls' Generation, Lee Byung Hun, Yoo Jae Seok and Kang Ho Dong.

It was found that TVXQ earned at least 126.4 billion Won (equivalent to approximately 109 million USD) this year when their 90 billion Won earnings from Japanese album sales are taken into account.

However, this news is overshadowed by the fact that TVXQ is currently fighting a legal dispute with their agency SM Entertainment over an 'unfair contract' and have even been driven to the brink of a disbandment.

Newsway announcer/reporter Jung Soo Ryang stated, "TVXQ was able to reap such earning regardless of the fact that they are in such unfavorable conditions with the legal dispute," and "If their had been no legal dispute, they would have earned much more than this amount."

She also added, "If TVXQ, who has evolved from just a domestic star to a Hallyu star of Asia, cannot overcome these unfortunate conditions and disband, not only will this be a huge loss to our country's entertainment industry, it will also be a loss at a nationwide scale," and "I hope to see TVXQ come to a reasonable agreement with their agency and return to the stage in good spirits."

ENEWS' 'Blackbox' airs every Wednesday and brings experts of many fields to the panel to discuss controversial events of the entertainment industry.

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[TRANS] 100101 Tohomobile NEW YEAR SPECIAL - New Year's Greetings

Happy New Year.

I am looking forward to 2010 since World Cup is going to take place this year.
I'll do my best at both singing and soccer.

Happy New Year!

Please take care of us in 2010 too!
I haven't grown old at all~!!!
I'm a teenager forever

Happy New Year!!

It's already 2010. ^^
I hope that this year will be full of more happiness.. ^^
Thank you for supporting us!! Always!

Happy New Year ^v^

Please make this year a year that all your wishes will come true.
I will be praying for you~^^

Happy New Year... (:

I wish that in 2010, everyone will be able to become happy~♡...

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[TRANS] 100101 Tohomobile Staff Blog

091231 Staff Blog


We are going to perform on "60th Kouhaku Utagassen"!
While getting ready, we were able to get a picture of Junsu that can be used especially for staff blog~☆

Yoochun was also surprised at this "Junsu's charisma" shot! Of course he took this picture himself~♪

We are also going to perform on "CDTV SPECIAL"!! Please have a good year everyone☆


Tohomobile's New Layout & Calendar

To accommodate Junsu's official birthday, Tohomobile changed its layout. It also released the version of January 2010 calendar.

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[VIDEO] 091231Tohoshinki - Stand by U at Kouhaku

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[NEWS] 091231 TVXQ Performs at Kouhaku

Last year at this time, the boys of TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki were bestowed the honor of performing on NHK's prestigious Kohaku. For those that don't know what Kohaku is and how it's such a big deal, here's an excerpt from wikipedia which explains it pretty well:

"Kohaku Uta Gassen more commonly known as simply Kohaku, is an annual music show on the New Year's Eve produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on both television and radio, nationally and internationally by NHK's networks and some overseas (mainly cable) broadcasters which bought the program... Literally "Red and White Song Battle," the program divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The "red" team or akagumi is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the "white" team or shirogumi is all male (or groups with male vocals). The honor of performing on Kohaku is strictly by invitation, so only the most successful J-POP artists and enka singers can perform. Even today, a performance on Kohaku is said to be a big highlight in a singer's career because of the show's large reach."

Last month the boys were invited once again and earlier today they sang their hit single Stand By U. Despite what they're going through they put on an excellent performance.

You can watch the performance here:

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[INFO] 091230 BARKS 2009 Most Watched Videos Top 100 - Tohoshinki Claims 23 Spots

Tohoshinki's amazing popularity in Japan is indicated in BARKS' newly released rankings for their Top 100 Most Viewed Videos of 2009, with Tohoshinki's videos claiming 23 spots out of 100!

The behind-the-scenes PV-making videos for their 26th Japanese Single, "Survivor", also claimed the first 2 spots.

Check out the videos that are linked up with the rankings chart~

1  東方神起 「Survivor」PV密着(前編)
2  東方神起 「Survivor」PV密着(後編)
3  コニー・タルボット サムホエア・オーヴァー・ザ・レインボー
4  mihimaru GT とろけちゃうダンディ〜
5  Michael Jackson 映画『マイケル・ジャクソン THIS IS IT』 抜き映像
6  High Speed Boyz BAD CITY
8  東方神起 ID October_2008
9  WEAVER 白朝夢
10 東方神起 2004/11 来日密着映像 Part.1
11 BUMP OF CHICKEN ID November_2009
12 安室奈美恵 WoWa
13 USA for AFRICA We Are The World〜USA for AFRICA
14 Michael Jackson 映画『マイケル・ジャクソン THIS IS IT』 抜き映像-2
15 東方神起 『m-flo TRIBUTE〜maison de m-flo〜』コメント
17 exist†trace VANGUARD
18 東方神起 東方神起に5つの質問!!スペシャル映像
19 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses「Welcome to the Jungle」live in Osaka 2009.12.16
20 Acid Black Cherry 「眠り姫」スポット
21 河口恭吾 桜
22 シド Interview April_2009
24 椎名林檎 都合のいい身体
25 東方神起 ID November_2004
26 DIR EN GREY <KERRANG! RELENTLESS ENERGY DRINK TOUR 2009>2009.1.30 ロンドン公演〜そして、ライヴは中止になった〜
28 DIR EN GREY 激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇
29 東方神起 ID July_2008
30 ナイトメア Interview May_2009
31 仙台貨物 新曲発表会&重大発表
32 aiko 嘆きのキス
33 JUJU 奇跡を望むなら...(公開終了)
34 Gackt GHOST
35 東方神起 HISTORY映像
36 J bay fm『MOZAIKU NIGHT』vol.27
37 モーニング娘。 ID October_2009
38 木村カエラ BANZAI
39 飛輪海 ONLY YOU
40 松浦ひろみ NARITA
41 椎名林檎 ありあまる富(公開終了)
42 東方神起 HISTORY 2007
43 トモとスザンヌ 出会えてよかった(トモとスザンヌ)
44 ZARD 素直に言えなくて
45 VAMPS Interview May_2009
46 東方神起 横浜BLITZコンサート密着 1 楽屋編
47 清春 MARIA
48 木村カエラ お正月メッセージ 2009
49 Guns N' Roses アクセル到着映像
50 yumi ID January_2006
51 FACT a fact of life
52 東方神起 2004/11 来日密着映像 Part.2
53 矢口真里 青春 僕
54 GACKT クリスマスメッセージ 2009
55 class 冬の日の2009
56 東方神起 「Choosey Lover」PV密着-Part 1
57 東方神起 「Rising Sun」PV密着 前編
58 AAA ID February_2009
59 MINMI アベマリア
60 浜崎あゆみ GREEN(『ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A』)
61 東方神起 ID April_2008
62 the GazettE ID March_2009
63 清春 『MEDLEY』 5days SPECIAL-1
64 CLIFF EDGE 終わりなき旅
65 陰陽座 蒼き独眼
66 Blue Man Group ブルーマン+HISASHI(GLAY)ライヴ映像(2008年12月12日ロックの日)
67 JASMINE sad to say(公開終了)
68 松下奈緒 f(公開終了)
70 ナイトメア 「Rem_」 Interview【前編】
71 東方神起 「My Destiny」PV密着 その2
72 東方神起 「“O”-正・反・合」PV密着(前編)
73 ℃-ute ID July_2009
74 東方神起 「Choosey Lover」PV密着-Part 2
75 JACK IN THE BOX <JACK IN THE BOX 2009 SUMMER>Navigation movie【Vol.1】
76 ナイトメア がんばれ受験生!学生応援メッセージ 2009
80 SOPHIA Interview April_2009
81 Les Paul 『レス・ポールの伝説』 予告編
82 成田昇司(成田昭次) Interview January_2004
83 EXILE 9.22 記者会見
84 BUMP OF CHICKEN クリスマスメッセージ 2009
85 浜崎あゆみ Mirrorcle World(『ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A』)
86 GACKT Flower(Preview ver.)
87 ムック MUCC WORLD CIRCUIT 2009-Solid Sphere- 特別映像「世界のいただきます」【フィンランド・ヘルシンキ編】
88 東方神起 横浜BLITZコンサート密着 2 リハーサル編
89 東方神起 「“O”-正・反・合」PV密着(後編)
90 ℃-ute ID September_2009
91 モーニング娘。 ID May_2009
92 東方神起 横浜BLITZコンサート密着 3 大熱狂ライヴ編
93 浜崎あゆみ vogue(『ayumi hamasaki PREMIUM COUNTDOWN LIVE 2008-2009 A』)
94 新選組リアン 男道
95 BUCK-TICK ID February_2009
96 東方神起 「Step by Step」PV密着<前編>
97 Acid Black Cherry ID July_2009
98 GACKT Flower(Original ver.)
99 the GazettE ID July_2009
100 玉木宏 Interview April_2009

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[INFO] 091230 Japan Record Awards 2009 - Tohoshinki's "Stand by U" Awarded "Best Song"



  • "Aki no Miyajima" - Kaori Mizumori
  • "Infinity" - GIRL NEXT DOOR
  • "YELL" - Ikimono Gakari
  • "Omae wo Tsurete" - Daisuke Kitagawa
  • "Someday" - EXILE
  • "Stand by U" - Tohoshinki
  • "Tegami ~Shinai Naru Kodomotachi e~" - Ryoichi Higuchi
  • "Tokimeki no Rumba" - Kiyoshi Hikawa
  • "Mata Kimi ni Koi Shiteru" - Fuyumi Sakamoto
  • "Lick me" - Kumi Koda
  • "Rain Is Fallin'" - w-inds. x G-DRAGON (BIG BANG)

Out of the 11 winners for "Best Song", 1 artist was given the grand prize (Japan Record Award).

EXILE - "Someday" (AVEX)

This is the second consecutive time EXILE has won the Japan Record Award.



  • Maya Sakura
  • Hilchryme


BIG BANG became the first Korean group to earn the title of "Best New Artist".


  • "Ainowa" - Hanaregumi
  • "Sayuri IV" - Sayuri Ishikawa
  • "Shio, Kosho" - GReeeeN
  • "Box Emotions" - Superfly
  • "my Classics!" - Ayaka Hirahara

  • "Shio, Kosho" - GReeeeN

  • Hiroshi Itsuki


  • Alice
  • AKB48 / Yasushi Akimoto
  • Nobuyuki Tsujii

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[TRANS] 100101 Max Matsuura's Blog

Happy New Year

Happy New Year.

A lot of things happened last year.
Regarding the issue of EXILE merging and bringing up to a total of 14 members, they have received various opinions from many people,
and although I myself also received a lot of opinions and criticisms, I decided to face forward and take the lead of it.
There were a lot of things that happened in the entertainment industry in 2009,
and we ourselves worked with our principles based on what we believed to be right and correct.

Moreover, this time, regarding the problem of a certain artist,
we are doing our best what we can; however, there are a lot of different barriers that are beyond our control,
turning this into an extremely difficult problem.
The fans might know of the truth behind even more than we do.
However, we will never give up until the very end, and keep going forward with the spirit of "Zettee, Makenee" [Absolutely not losing].

Moreover, to welcome 2010, I think back of the many experiences I was able to acquire in 2009,
remind myself of the many encouraging messages from fans,
as well as the many strict messages I received.
In 2010, my goals are to correspond to fans even faster than I did in 2009,
and as much as I could, to perform quick administration on this site.
Please keep supporting avex in 2010 and 2011 too.
I hope that everyone, as well as our avex members and people whom we concern about... will be having a good year in 2010.

Matsuura Masato


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[NEWS] 091231 TVXQ, Top Earnings in Korea for 2009

Despite the turmoil that TVXQ / DBSK / Tohoshinki is going through, the boys are still bringing in the big bucks. On December 30th, tvN ENEWS '블랙박스 / Blackbox' ranked the top 10 entertainers in terms of revenue earned and the boys of TVXQ came out on top. The top 10 ranked as the following:

2) Rain / Bi
3) Big Bang
4) Super Junior
5) Kim Hyun Joong
6) Ko Hyun Jung
7) SNSD / Girls' Generation
8) Lee Byung Hun
9) Yoo Jae Suk
10) Kang Ho Dong

TVXQ's revenue for 2009 was estimated at ₩ 127,340,000,000 (around $109.1 million US dollars). ₩ 91,200,000,000 came from album sales, ₩ 35,940,000,000 came from concerts, and around ₩ 2,000,000,000 came from advertisements to come up with the total revenue. This coinciding with the news that TVXQ was the #3 earner in Japan is great news for the boys.

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[NEWS] 091231 TVXQ Voted as Top Male Idol Group of 2009

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In a recent poll titled "2009 My Vote for Top 6 Stars of the Year", Finance and Economy News asked viewers who they thought were this year's top six entertainers in the following categories; Male idol group, Female group, Solo singer, Male actor, Female actress, Hallyu Star, Drama and Film. Each respondent was allowed to vote for one star in each category.

Results for the survey -- conducted from December 21 thru 29 -- were based on the votes cast by netizens as well as the site's Internet statistics, such as the number of times each star's news articles were read.

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Winners in other categories of the survey were:
▲ Male idol group : TVXQ (received 56.6 percent of votes)
▲ Female group : Girls' Generation (41.1 percent)
▲ Solo singer : Rain (31.1 percent)
▲ Male actor : Yoo Seung-ho (34.5 percent)
▲ Female actress : Han Hyo-joo (52.4 percent)
▲ Drama : "Shining Inheritance" (33.3 percent)
▲ Film : "Take Off" (29 percent)

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[NEWS] 091230 FOCUS: 10 Awards - Top 10 News of 2009

Top 10 News of 2009

Two former presidents and a king passed away. One wrong remark during an entertainment show took the entire country by storm. Such unbelievably enormous incidents were played out in unbelievable directions during 2009. Thus, the top ten news of 2009 selected by <10> may seem like the ten most incredulous news of the year. But one could say that what these ten news stories have in common is that they carry the flow of Korea’s pop culture. Can you really believe that all these things happened within a span of one year?

News 1. Actress Jang Ja-yeon commits suicide
On March 7, one little known actress wrote in her suicide note, “I am a weak, powerless actress. I want to be free from this pain” and killed herself. It was actress Jang Ja-yeon, who was appearing in KBS TV series “Boys Over Flowers” at the time. The suicide note, which was 12 pages long on A4-sized paper, explained that she had been physically abused by her agency, forced to drink and provide sexual services. It also listed names of high-ranking executives in the industry, including a head of media company, television drama director and owners of business companies. People started calling the note “The Jang Ja-yeon List”. The incident brought to surface how badly aspiring actresses and female celebrities in general have been violated and the ugly power of the media. But due to slow, passive investigation by the Korean authorities, the truth never came to light. Of all people who were under investigation, only two people involved in the incident -- former head of Jang’s agency and former manager who exposed Jang’s suicide notes -- were indicted and the suspects whose names were listed in the documents were all cleared of charges and let go. Was the death of Jang Ja-yeon a suicide or a homicide?

News 2. Korean media laws revised
In March, the two political parties of Korea’s National Assembly agreed that they would put the issue of media law revision to vote in June. And the consequent, crazy uproar that took place at the National Assembly in July was almost half-expected. Amidst all the physical fighting between the two opposing party members, the material bribery and proxy votes, the Grand National Party officials passed the bill allowing for media law revision. With the new media law, businesses and daily newspaper publications can own up to 10 percent of the shares of a public network and companies can jump into the new media businesses. Of course, nobody knows for sure what kind of consequences such a decision will bring. What we do know, however, is that there is nothing reasonable about what had happened during the revision process; a large number of proxy votes got the new bill passed, a government official who had protested against the new bill led a labor strike among media employees, the ruling of Korea’s Constitutional Court which said the passing of the new bill stood viable even if it admitted people’s voting rights had been violated during the process.

News 3. Michael Jackson dies
2009 could be called “the year of loss” since we lost so many people who have influenced our lives. And the death of Michael Jackson was a big loss to everyone around the world. He was the one and only “King of Pop” who had conquered the world, but he died a lonely death amidst all the rumors. Now all we can do is show Michael Jackson’s performances to our children because we might never see such an entertainer ever again. The King may be dead but pop music lasts forever.

News 4. Jae-beom leaves idol group 2PM
One cannot say that Park Jae-beom was right in writing “I hate Korea” on his blog during his teen years. One may not approve of what he did and may even criticize him for it. But was it so wrong that he had to leave Korea amidst requests for suicide petitions? In just four days after the news of what he had written broke out, Jae-beom quit his group 2PM. Everything that had happened was a violent storm cooked up by a minimal number of extreme netizens and the media which was busy upping the number of visitors. There are people in this country who want to deport a boy over what he had written as a teenager. Really, how could they mess with someone’s life so carelessly?

News 5. Korean stars make Hollywood debut
A long time ago, Sonokong and his monks headed west in search of India for more advanced Buddhism. And in the age of globalization, Korean stars also headed west to Hollywood, which is the world capital of the entertainment business. 2009 was a year when the long journey to Hollywood produced some tangible achievements. Rain -- who was under pressure to become a global star after making TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” list in 2006 -- proved himself by playing the title role in action movie “Ninja Assassin”. And Lee Byung-hun, who seemed somewhat stuck in the Hallyu star label, also made himself known around the world by playing Storm Shadow, the most impressive villain in “G. I. Joe”. People criticized the Wonder Girls’ of neglecting the Korean music market when they made their U.S. debut, but they made quite an achievement -- they entered the Billboard Hot100 chart within a year of their debut.

News 6. G-Dragon accused of plagiarism
The plagiarism controversy surrounding G-Dragon’s solo album “Heartbreaker” was one of the hottest issues in the Korean music industry this year. Netizens kept debating whether or not the song was plagiarized and such discussion led to bigger issues in the music business as a whole, such as plagiarism controversies of other Korean musicians, the criteria of plagiarism and musical copyrights. However, it was unexpected that such controversy would produce the (tentatively titled) “Plagiarism Committee”, an official government organization under the authority of Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. We might soon get to see ten or so officials making their plagiarism-related rulings over numerous Korean pop songs.

News 7. Kim Jae-dong, Son Seok-hee resign from TV shows
I had “doubts” when emcee Kim Jae-dong hosted the official funeral ceremonies for former Korean president Roh Moo-hyun. I also had “doubts” when I heard the rumor that Son Seok-hee would be resigning as host of MBC program “100 Minute Discussion”. But “doubt” turned into reality in Korea in 2009; whatever incident one had imagined could happen and even more came true this year. Kim and Son both stepped down from their posts as the main emcee of KBS “Star Golden Bell” and host of “100 Minute Discussion”, respectively. On the outside, the reason for their resignation was their “high salary”. In a government audit report released on October 11, politician Lee Jeong-hyun, a member of the Grand National Party, went as far as exposing the names of Korean celebrities -- including Yoo Jae-seok and Park Myung-soo -- who receive high salaries from broadcaster MBC. With Lee promoting the maximum-efficiency strategy [meaning that less pay is more efficient], his Party member Hong Joon-pyo made a seemingly sarcastic comment -- “Why don’t you give [MBC] a discount?” -- during a telephone interview with Son’s MBC radio show. In such times when one can get easily fired by expressing one’s beliefs or showing resistance against certain political parties, how will the broadcasting industry fare in the future? They even restrict people who appear on television -- what a dirty world this is!

News 8. TVXQ’s legal troubles with SM Entertainment
Fans were probably more worried than excited when TVXQ members Xiah Junsu, Hero Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun made an appearance at the recent Mnet music awards. In the beginning -- back when the members were granted partial nullification of their contract with agency SM Entertainment -- nobody had expected that legal troubles between the group’s three members and SM would go on for as long as it has. The reason that this case is so frustrating is not because both parties simply have different perspectives but because they are fighting from completely different standpoints. The three TVXQ members had a problem with the inequality of contract clauses while SM claims that the real problem laid in their participation in a cosmetics business. Thus, they are not debating their cases to make the other party understand but are endlessly fighting and exposing secrets to reveal the truth. Nobody knows when this battle will end but the ending that everyone -- including the fans, the members and SM -- probably wants is for TVXQ to remain as a group and resume their activities in Korea.

News 9. The “Loser” remark
It was midnight, November 19th, 2009 when the infamous “Loser” drama began. It was only a matter of time that such incident would occur and the public would vent their anger toward the remark -- “All men shorter than 180 centimeters are losers” -- made by one college student appearing on KBS entertainment show “Chitchat of Beautiful Ladies”. In other words, it was not a random incident that was birthed by a flippant remark from a female college student but a bomb that had been ready to explode. After all, Korean society was obsessed with external beauty, public broadcasting stations had long lost their function of self-purification and the Internet had become a place for verbal violence rather than healthy discussions. It was later revealed by the show’s writers that the “loser” expression had been written in the script but by then it was too late to undo the damages. This is why this uproar, which died down as quickly as it had flared up, should not be buried in our memories as something that was merely unpleasant. What have we learned from this variety show disaster which was created by the social ills of the 21st century?

News 10. Outbreak of H1N1 influenza virus
Korea is a country that is very quick in picking up new trends and Korea did just that when the latest trend called the new H1N1 influenza virus came around. Thanks to their overloaded work schedules and exposure to unspecified public, celebrities practically had to be classified into a special group extra-sensitive to the virus. Many Korean stars including Lee Seung-gi, Wheesung, Kim Joon and Shinji were diagnosed with the flu virus and had to take a break from work. In case of young idol groups who live together, many of the members got infected and laid sick in bed. Many pop idols -- including Kim Hyun-joong (SS501), Taemin, Onew and Jonghyun (SHINee), Sulli and Krystal (f(x)), Jo Kwon and Jinwoon (2AM), Lee Joon and Cheon Dung (MBLAQ) -- got sick and fortunately recovered from the virus. [Actors who played] Bidam and Alcheon from MBC TV series “Queen Seon-deok” got infected one after the other and even tough guy actor Choi Min-soo suffered from the disease. This virus is truly fair in its destructiveness -- attacking the male and females, and the young and old alike.

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[INFO] 091230 BREAK OUT! Single (CD Ver.) and (CD+DVD Ver.) at MuMo Online Shop SOLD OUT!

Actually it's been 3 days ago that Break Out Single (CD ver. and CD+DVD ver.) has been SOLD OUT in MuMo Shop.
It is because you can't no longer see the Pre Order list for those singles in MuMo Shop, the one that still available is only Break Out Single Bigeast Ver.

Here's the pic of available CD that you can still Pre Order / Order in MuMo Shop.
(The list is sorted based on CD's name and release date)

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

[INFO] 091230 2009 MBC Drama Awards - Yunho Nominated

2009 MBC Drama Awards

Jung Yunho nominated for Best Newcomer Award!

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[TRANS] 091230 Tohoshinki Rehearsed Separately? The 5 Sing Together

「The 60th NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen Rehearsal」 (30th、NHK Hall)

Ever since Jejung (23), Junsu (22) and Yuchun (23) filed a lawsuit against their Korean management company over contract issues, rumours have been abound regarding this popular group from Korea, who attended the rehearsals for Kouhaku Uta Gessen on 30 December. Although all 5 of them stood on the stage together, they were split into 3 versus 2, and there was no conversation between them. There was a continuation of the previous day, where they gave off a tense atmosphere.

During the rehearsals for the opening and ending, which involved all the artists, they stood behind others. Junsu, Yuchun and Jejung were laughing and talking to other artists, while Yunho (23) and Changmin (21) were looking downwards. It was also seen that when they were returning to the waiting room, they divided into 3 and 2.

After the Kouhaku Uta Gassen rehearsals, they attended the Japan Records Award where 「Stand by U」was awarded with an Excellence Award. Even here, the mood between the 3 and 2 also seemed awkward. When asked to make a comment, Yunho said, "Looking over the year, I'm very happy that we were finally able to stand on our dream stage, the Tokyo Dome." However, although these 5 people can be proud of breaking through an impregnable fortress with their success, it felt like the relationship between them has changed.

The promotions for their new single「BREAK OUT」which will be released on 27 January 2010 and their 'Best Album', which will be released 17 February, have no been decided yet. The Kouhaku Uta Gassen on the 31st, followed by the TBS 「CDTV Special! New Year's Eve Premier Live」(11.40pm), might very well be their last performance together.

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[TRANS] 091231 Tohoshinki at the Kouhaku Rehearsal

Kouhaku: Tohoshinki appeared as 5, they held rehearsals shutting out the media

The Korean dance and vocal group Tohoshinki appeared as 5 in December 30, for the rehearsal for the year end NHK "Kouhaku". It was a very tight security, all the media was shut out. We media were able to see the rehearsal from the monitor screen. The 5 members hardly looked at each other while singing "Stand by U".

Tohoshinki’s activities in Korea has stopped since Jaejoong (23), Yoochun (23), and Junsu (22) had filed against their Korean management company SM Entertainment regarding their exclusive contract in late July. The five performed together after 3 months’ susupension in “Best Hits Music Festival 2009” at “Kobe World Hall” in November. On this occasion, the 3 members who have filed the suit and Yunho (23) & Changmin (21) traveled on different planes.

Other than the Kouhaku, the five will perform in “Japan Record Award” (TBS) on Dec 30, and also scheduled to have a live performance in the “CDTV SPECIAL! New Year’s Eve Live 2009 → 2010”. Though they have cancelled the fan club meeting scheduled to be held in Janauary, they will release a new single “BREAK OUT!” on January 27. They will also release their first best album on February 17. Their activities afterwards in Japan are not fixed yet.

T/N: There were similar information posted in other sites (from different sources), but since this is from the credible source Mainichi Shimbun (one of the largest daily newspapers in Japan) website, I’ve translated the article again.

T/N2: Everyone, please calm down. I should have added the following statement when I posted the news.
Well, it seems that at last the news of the 5 members in some trouble is leaking out from the Japanese media. Though I personally think that most of them are fake (as with the woman's tabloids the other day), they keep placing such articles, since when you put the name of "Tohoshinki" in the articles, everyone is eager to read them, however fake or true. I am sad to say, but Tohoshinki are money makers in Japan, and since their news are of hot topics, naturally, many media (including credible sources) jump on them.

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[TRANS] 091230 Tohomobile Staff Blog, at today's Japan Record Awards, 2 versions of Junsu

[TRANS] 091230 Tohomobile Staff Blog

Thank you very much!

We received the Excellent Work Award!
Today Changmin's style makes him look more mature than usual! Changmin got a little embarrassed when the staffs praised him!!



He's resting right now….

Poor him, we didn't wake him up so today, instead of Charisma Junsu, please look forward to Resting Junsu (>_<) ☆☆☆☆☆
Just right before their performance…

We caught Yunho!!

"Thanks to everyone's support, we are able to receive the Excellent Work Award again this year! Thank you very much~☆ by Yunho"



After their stage ended, Jaejoong gave out a sigh of relief!

"Thanks everyone~~♪ by Jaejoong"


How is it?

Yoochun has a question for everyone.

"How does this Yoochun look??! by Yoochun"


Charisma ver.

For the sake of our nation-wide fans of Charisma Junsu, we also got a hold of the usual Junsu who always explodes with charisma!

In the end Junsu has to be like this right♪


T/N: Just to clarify, since many people seem to be confused. Tohoshinki did not get nominated for today's awards, but instead they won the Excellent Work Award along with other 10 artists at 51st Japan Record Awards. What they did not win today was the Grand Prix Award, which in the end went to EXILE.

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[TRANS] 091231 You can send your messages to Yunho and Yunho’s Father, In English!

[TRANS] 091231 You can send your messages to Yunho and Yunho’s Father!

2009-12-24 11:57:42
Send your messages to Yunho and Yunho’s Father

Merry Christmas!

I am looking forward to Mr. Children’s live concert today.

There are only a few days left for this year.
This year was a new start for me, and I am happy that I was able to make many new friends through my blog.

And, I would like to pray for your and my health, so that we could greet the coming new year as a good one.

Well, this is just a personal acitivity, but I am the author of the book “The Secrets of Tohoshinki”.
And I am a Tohoshinki fan, especially of Yunho. (Yunho, from the man’s point of view, is a very cool guy.)

Currently, considering the lawsuit, we cannot see much of their smiles, and I think that it is a trying time for Tohoshinki fans.
This is just my personal point of view, but I would like the 3 members to firmly claim their opinions to SM, and want them to solve the problem without leaving unpleasant feelings afterwards.
And, I would like to see the active and cheerful Tohoshinki as soon as possible.

However, concerning this problem, there seems to be a baseless bashing to the two remaining (Yunho and Changmin).

Especially, I think that the leader Yunho should be full of hardships, but he is doing his best and enduring such conditions.

So, with my new year's message to Yunho’s father, I would like to send all of your messages, too.

I myself received assistance from Yunho’s father when I was writing “The Secrets of Tohoshinki Part 2”, and I am truly grateful.
If it is possible, I would like to meet him in an early stage next year, and would like to directly convey my gratitude to him.

Since this is just a personal activity, I cannot do a big thing. But I would like to convey Yunho’s (and of course, all of the other members’) fans’ messages. I would like to convey the messages of the people who loves Tohoshinki.
I am sorry that I could only inform the people who are checking my blog, so please introduce this to any persons who are willing to send out their messages.

Everyone who strongly wants to write a message, please leave your comments.
(Please remember to follow to rules.)

1. Please write your comments in Korean or English.
(Since this is my personal activity, I have no time to translate your Japanese comments.)
(few sentences omitted)
2. Please send them by January 3, 12:00 noontime. (T/N: Japan time)
3. Please do not abuse or slander them, the target is to send out warm messages.
4. Please keep your messages under 100 characters.
5. Please write your name (your nickname should be OK)
6. Since everyone could check on your comments, please do not write telephone numbers and mail addresses in your comments.
7. (omitted)

To all of you who have read my book, this sould be the only thing I can do for you.
Please give us your messages to Yunho and Yunho’s father, who should be worried so much.
(Many sentences omitted.)

T/N: This is an article from the blog of Yu Kigoshi, the author of “The Secrets of Tohoshinki” 1 & 2.

T/N 2: In order to write your comments in this blog,
Please click

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

You can see a small white box. Click “コメント記入欄を表示”

A white column should appear.

名前: Write your name here
タイトル: Write the title here
コメント: Write your comments here (T/N: please remember to make it short!)
画像認証: input the numbers you can see in this column

投稿する(on the very bottom of the column, right side): Click here to post your comments

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