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Yuchun & Lee Dahae at the Crank-In Ceremony for a New Drama “Ripley”

30 Mar

Yuchun & Lee Dahae at the Crank-In Ceremony for a New Drama “Ripley”

Park Yuchun, Lee Dahae, and other actors grabbed attention by maintaining a serious yet friendly demeanor while attending the crank-in ceremony [T/N: the Korean word used in the article is “gosa,” which means “a ritual in which food is offered to the spirits in order to avoidmisfortune and bring good luck”] for MBC’s new Mon-Tues drama “Ripley.”

Park Yuchun, Lee Dahae, Kim Seungwoo, and Kang Haejung, the main actors in “Ripley,” and producers Hanhee CP, Choi Leesup PD, Writer Kim Sunyoung wished for the drama’s success on the 21st by attending the crank-in ceremony held on MBC’s set in Young-in, Kyunggido.

The oldest cast member, Kim Seungwoo, hosted the ceremony by channeling his inner MC and providing witty remarks. After looking through the donations made by the main cast members and presidents of management companies, Kim made everyone at the scene laugh by saying things like “I know everything,” calling out the name of an actor who paid (comparatively) less.

Park Yuchun and Lee Dahae showed unique passion about this project by quietly exchanging opinions about their characters and focusing on their acting even during the ceremony.

[Omitted – summary of Ripley (repeated from many past articles)]

Click Cut for More Pictures…. O_O Yoochun’s drama looks soooooo good????!!! The cast looks very cool together. Daeback ^__^

Source: Nate

Translation Credit: withJYJ

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DNBN’s Official Announcement Rebutting Rumors Regarding Dream Catcher Indonesia and Concert Cancellation

30 Mar

The below is the translation of the official announcement that DNBN made regarding the situation in Indonesia. JYJ3 echoes DNBN in expressing our sincere sadness at the pains that the Indonesian fans have suffered due to the actions of its concert promoter.

Rebuttal on the False Rumors and Arguments Regarding the Cancellation of JYJ’s Indonesia Concert

Hello. This is DNBN.

Rumors with low credibility regarding JYJ’s World Tour Indonesia Concert’s cancellation.

We have come to draft this rebuttal in order to give you credible information after confirming the truths and reliability of the (below) materials regarding the cancellation of the concert.

Yesterday C-JeS announced that JYJ’s concert in Indonesia was officially cancelled. Fans of Indonesia, we cannot imagine how distraught you are. We express our sincerest condolences.

Unfortunately, right now, false rumors that blame a particular member for the cancellation is spreading in the international fandom. Because this rumor is being spread unilaterally by one side, we want to provide the other side so that you have more complete information.

This writing is not to argue that the cancellation is the fault of one side or to criticize the other.

Only, we wish that through this writing there will be no one who will believe that the rumors that are currently spreading are the truths.

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Dream Catcher Indonesia (hereafter DCI) is the “official promoter” of JYJ Concert in Indonesia. DCI has never successfully hosted an event (previously it had worked with CN Blue and FT Island but ended up cancelling). The owner of DCI is a person named A.W. Ardiati. In press releases and other materials, it is shown that a person named Tita Ardiati is DCI’s President (see http://bit.ly/ici7xq). Tita Ardiati is also an administrator of the Indonesian TVXQ (not JYJ—they are “OT5”, i.e., supports only TVXQ5) Fanclub “Cassination.” In Indonesia, an “official fan club” is typically chosen to facilitate ticket sales. Unsurprisingly, Cassination was selected as the “official fan club.” However, DCI has long shown signs of instability—for instance, its CEO resigned last Friday.

Many of DCI’s actions regarding the concert preparation cannot be excused.

(1) DCI FAILED TO ADEQUATELY PRMOTE JYJ IN INDONESIA.

(a) It did absolutely zero promotion via TV or billboards, which are the traditional methods of promotion for concerts in Indonesia in which a substantial portion of the population does not have access to the internet.

(b) Even print promotions through the newspapers and magazines were extremely sparse (Short informational feature in the magazine IndoWorld and newspaper Pandeira were largely the entirety of this).

(c) In fact, even as late as March 22nd, DCI admits on its Twitter that it has not started its promotional activities. (See http://wp.me/p1gQsC-2ly)

(2) DCI HAS LIED MULTIPLE TIMES TO MULTIPLE PARTIES ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS IN ITS HANDLING OF THE CONCERT.

(a) THE CONCERT TICKETS.

– DCI sold the concert tickets in three different ways up to the day before the cancellation without having first obtained the consent and authorization from C-JeS. (See http://wp.me/p1gQsC-2kq)

– DCI has misrepresented to the press and the public about the tickets selling out when they have not, multiple times, causing serious confusion to and hindering fans and potential buyers. In fact, there was much anxiety in the Indonesian fandom about just how well the tickets were selling because there was no accurate information.

(b) THE CAUSE OF THE CONCERT’S CANCELLATION

a. JAEJOONG: TITA ARDIATI, THE PRESIDENT OF DCI AND THE ADMIN OF CASSINATION, AND MANY OF HER CLOSE ASSOCIATES PUBLICLY SLANDERED JYJ MEMBER JAEJOONG WITH FALSE ALLEGATIONS. (For some examples out of many, see Tita Ardiati’s twitter at http://wp.me/p1gQsC-2ly)

– Any allegations that Jaejoong personally has anything to do with Indonesia’s cancellation are obvious lies. In fact, Jaejoong has never even set foot in Indonesia.

– The nature of the allegations was extremely defamatory towards Jaejoong and calculated to inflame the public opinion of Indonesian fans against Jaejoong.

– Nonetheless, because these false allegations were made by such powerful figures in the Indonesian JYJ fandom, they are spreading like wildfire and are seriously hurting Jaejoong’s reputation in Indonesia and causing much anguish to his fans.

b. PRESS RELEASE: DCI AND ITS PRESIDENT TITA ARDIATI RELEASED AN OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE THAT STATED THAT THE CONCERT WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE C-JES MADE ADDITIONAL HIGH-COST REQUESTS (see Press Release at http://www.dreamcatcher-indo.biz).

– Tita Ardiati and her associates lost all credibility when they slandered and spread harmful rumors that hurt Jaejoong, who has nothing to do with the cancellation. All of their statements, therefore, warrant close scrutiny and suspicion as to their truth.

– The press release is misleading and false in other ways. For instance, it states that DCI “worked hard to fulfill all that is needed for this concert” when, by their own admission, there were seriously inadequate promotions and many lies to the press and the fans about ticket sales.

– The press release is also contrary to the announcement made by C-JeS which said that DCI’s repeated failure to abide by contract terms and its inability to smoothly carry out the concert are what led to the cancellation.

(3) DCI’S DESIGNATED OFFICIAL FANCLUB CASSINATION WAS AN INAPPRORPIATE CHOICE FOR A JYJ-CONCERT. IT IS “OT5,” I.E., SUPPORTS ONLY TVXQ5, AND HAS SOLICITED FOR AND PLANNED FOR “YUNJAE” EVENTS FOR THE JYJ CONCERT.

(a) Through their Tweeter and Forum, Cassination has repeatedly and explicitly condoned and encouraged fans to do activities that are disrespectful to a JYJ Concert, such as shouting names of people who are not part of JYJ. In fact, there is evidence that Cassination was making a Yunjae Banner to bring to the JYJ Concert and had plans to stage a high-profile Yunjae event. (See http://i56.tinypic.com/2h51x8y.png)

(b) This shows a serious disregard for the respect owed to Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu as people and artists.

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We believe that C-JeS gravely erred in not monitoring Indonesia closely earlier. It is our sincerest hope that C-JeS will pull its weight on organizing these tours which are momentous occasions for fans. Nonetheless, the above events cannot be excused. Again, we express our sorrow at the events that took place in Indonesia—we believe that DCI wronged not just JYJ but also their fans in Indonesia.

Once again, we wish to express how saddened we are for fans who endured great suffering due to DCI’s above actions.

Thank you.

Source: DNBN

Translation Credit: JYJ3

Note : DNBN : one of 5 biggest TVXQ’s fansite

Super Junior’s Donghae invested in Shindong’s PC bang

30 Mar

Recently, Super Junior’s Shindong became an entrepreneur when he opened his own PC bang named “Shindong’s DraQula PC Castle.”

On MBC’s “Every1’s Super Junior Foresight”, fellow Super Junior member Donghae revealed that he invested in Shindong’s business. Donghae became the show’s temporary MC as he filled in for Yesung, who was sick. With his variety skills, Donghae brought much laughter to the studio.

To test their lung capacity, the MCs and guests played a unique soccer game which involved blowing air to move the ball. Later, Donghae brought up the subject of Shindong’s newly opened PC bang. Leader Leeteuk promoted Shindong’s PC bang and Donghae then revealed that he provided a portion of the capital that Shindong needed to open up the PC bang. Kim Taewoo, who appeared as a guest, commented that nothing can beat financial support, generating much laughter. The story about Donghae’s investment in Shindong’s PC bang will be revealed on MBC “Every1’s Super Junior’s Foresight” on Wednesday, March 30th at 11PM.

Despite Shindong previously stating that he and Donghae aren’t very close, it seems that this business partnership has brought them closer together.

Source: bntnews and sj-world

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UPDATE: Korea Times reveals next group for this year’s Korean Hollywood Bowl

30 Mar

After much anticipation, Korea Times have revealed another group for the 9th Korean Music Festival Hollywood Bowl 2011. The concert is set for Saturday, April 30th. The concert has been a yearly event since it was first established in 2003 and has invited artists such as BoA, TVXQ, Fly To The Sky, Tae Jinah, Bae Jiyoung, SNSD, SHINee, 2PM, KARA, and more.

The Korean Music festival Hollywood Bowl is a family concert and is aimed towards all the group ages. Idols, as well as trot and ballad singers, have all been invited to the concert in the past, giving fans in the U.S. a chance to see their favorite singers.

Tickets for the concert is still available at the Korean Music Festival website or you can visit the Korea Times Ticket Office in Los Angeles, California.

Korea Times Ticket Office (in the lobby)
4525 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
(323)692-2055, (323)692-2070, (323)692-2178

For those who have already purchased their tickets to the concert, they can now be picked up at the Korea Times office. Tickets have already been delivered to those unable to pick them up.

Now it has been announced through the Korea Times website for the Korean Hollywood Bowl has revealed that Secret will be the next idol group to join this year’s concert!

The list so far of all artists attending:
Sul Woondo, DJ DOC, SISTAR, 4minute, Kim Janghoon, Lee Eunha, U-KISS, Bae Jiyoung, G.NA, Jay Park, Jeong Soora, K.Will, Secret, Bobby Kim, Jeon Young Lok, and Song So Hee.

Will you be attending this year’s concert?

Source: Korean Music Festival and Soompi

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ZE:A’s Moon Junyoung receives a serious eye injury

30 Mar

The leader of ZE:A, Moon Junyoung, was recently injured. On March 29th, Junyoung slid on the floor of his bathroom and it has been reported that he has received an injury around his eye.

ZE:A’s agency said on March 30th, “Moon Junyoung was recently in an accident, and slipped and fell on the floor of his bathroom. The injury is extremely serious. He received fractures to the bones surrounding his eye. The medical reports will determine whether he will need surgery on his eye or not.”

“With no choice ZE:A will continue their activities as an 8-member group.”**

We reported yesterday that ZE:A’s Kwanghee also injured his ankle during the group’s practice and will be out of the promotions for 4 weeks.

**NOTE: While Newsen have quoted that the agency said ZE:A will continue activities as an 8-member group, with Kwanghee also out with an injury, Koreaboo believes that a typo was made and should say that ZE:A will continue as a 7-member group.

Source: Newsen

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