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110713 Kim Jaejoong Is Charmed By Directing, “I Want To Work With Kim Hyun Joong, Our Album Isn’t Ready Yet”

JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, who recently completed a world tour of two months, has fallen for the charm of being a stage director.

Kim Jaejoong talked about his feelings of ending JYJ’s world tour and expressed the last two months in one word as ‘fun’.

He said, “At the end of the world tour, I felt so thankful and proud of our members, our company coworkers and our staff. Most of the songs we sang during the tour were songs we had composed and I even took on the role of directing the Asia leg of the tour,” and “We even took our tour to the USA; we faced difficulties and troubles but I’m so amazed and proud of the fact that we were able to pull through without receiving help from other people.”

Kim Jaejoong debuted as a director through the world tour. When asked if he prefers acting or directing, Kim Jaejoong smiled and said, “When I’m doing a performance, I’d rather be a director.” He said, “Our director is so great that I’m learning what the qualifications are to becoming a director of a drama,” and “It looks like he begins to film only when he’s done deliberating. But dramas are dramas and concerts are concerts, they each have their own charm.”

When asked which country left him with the most prominent impression during the JYJ world tour, Kim Jaejoong chose Bangkok, Thailand, which they visited in April. He explained, “I think it’s because it was the first city we visited in the Asia leg that I directed. I was so thankful to see that the reaction of our fans was positive.”

‘Director’ Kim Jaejoong is very greedy about directing the concerts and performances of other singers. Kim Jaejoong said, “I’m interested in directing the performances of other idols. Once, Kim Hyun Joong, who I’m close friends with, and I talked about releasing an album and working together, but because Kim Hyun Joong is very greedy about his music as well, I think he’d want to be the director too.

He reminisced the days he spent directing Sohn Yeon Jae’s rhythmic gymnastics gala show and said that he had a great time doing it. He said, “Sohn Yeon Jae expressed everything much better than I had imagined.” He continued to say with pride, “I think directing is something that becomes more fun and charming the more you do it. Of course, I’m still in the learning stage but I can feel my ability to visualize an entire performance improving,” and “I felt proud of myself, knowing that I was contributing to our team during the rehearsals for our JYJ concerts, not as a singer standing on stage, but as a director who works behind the scenes.

Regarding a Korean album, ‘Singer’ Kim Jaejoong of JYJ stated, “It’s currently in the making,” but didn’t confirm anything as he said, “I would like to release it right away if great songs come to us, but I wonder if an album release will be possible within this year. We’re working on it whenever we have time.” When asked if he plans to sing for the ‘Protect the Boss’ OST, he said he doesn’t have plans to do so ‘yet’. Kim Jaejoong said, “I don’t have any self-composed songs that can be used for the drama so for now, it would be difficult for me to participate in the OST,” but also left his fans with hope as he added, “But if I’m offered the opportunity to do so, I’ll take it. Anything for the drama.”

Source: [newsen]
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110528 ‘The Male Star With The Most Suspicious Face-off’ Is JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong

‘Gossip House’, OnStyle’s TV tabloid, released the results for the cheeky poll titled ‘The Male Star with the most Suspicious Face-off’.

In a survey about the nation’s most handsome male stars who have the most suspicious face-offs, who were chosen for looking different from their past selves, 545 netizens voted through the portal site Daum from the 11th to the 16th.

The 7 nominees for the survey were JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong, TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho, Jang Dong Gun, Jisung, Kim Hyun Joong, Jang Geun Seok and Lee Teuk.

The man to come in first place by a landslide was JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong with his sharp facial features. He received 57% (275 votes) of the total votes.

Netizens who chose him left comments such as, “He’s like a perfect sculpture now, such a handsome guy. But in old photos, he looks like the ordinary guy next door” and “I can’t find the stage presence that he has now in his old photos.”

Second place went to TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho with 13% (63 votes) of the votes. In the case of U-Know Yunho, who has had his teeth realigned, he looks like and gives off a feel of a completely different person since the treatment, leaving many with envious suspicions of his face-off.

One netizen stated, “You’d only become that handsome after such treatment if you had the basic good-looks to begin with. Though I don’t want to admit it, I’m jealous.”

Kim Hyun Joong(8%), Jisung(6%), Lee Teuk(6%) and Jang Dong Gun(5%) took 3rd~6th place respectively.

Source: TV DAILY
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JYJ Junsu’s FC MEN to Join Suwon Samsung Football Club

JYJ’s Junsu and his football club FC Men are set to join the Suwon Blue Wings, Samsung’s K-League football team, as the pro club’s fourth minor league team. “Before the K-League match between Suwon and Kangwon on Apr. 15th, we will hold an official ceremony to welcome FC Men, captained by JYJ’s Junsu, as a member of our club. From now on, FC Men will play in our team jersey as an official sub-group of our club,” an official from Suwon Blue Wings told local media today.

Formed earlier this year, FC Men is a football team organized by Junsu and comprised of many top celebrities. The team roster includes a number of idol stars such as: Kim Hyun Joong; JYJ’s Junsu and Yoochun; BEAST’s Lee Ki Kwang, Yoon Doo Joon, and Yang Yo Seob; 2PM’s Kim Junho; 2AM’s Chang Min; and Shinhwa’s Lee Min Woo. On the team’s introductory page, Junsu wrote, “FM Men is a new team launched in 2011. Our team consists of singers, actors, comedians, and models who love the sport of football (soccer). FC Men players not only enjoy playing football (soccer) but also actively promote social responsibility and philanthropy.” (T/N: one obvious mistake I noticed here, Kim Junho is Junsu’s brother who is not a 2PM member. 2PM have a member named Lee Junho)

FC Men first got in contact with the Blue Wings through Jung Sung Ryong, the goalie for South Korea’s national football (soccer) team. He became friends with Junsu and other FC Men players through a mutual friend, and was later named the honorary coach of the team. Jung and the players discussed ways to promote the city of Suwon and the sport of football (soccer) together, and came up with the idea of joining Suwon’s professional football (soccer) team. The Blue Wings currently sponsor three other minor league clubs including Me Tan High School (under 18 yr olds), Me Tan Middle School (under 15 yr olds), and the Little Wings (under 12 yr olds).

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110209 Kim Junsu-Kim Hyun Joong Prove They Are ‘Soccer Manias’


A picture of JYJ’s Kim Junsu and singer and actor Kim Hyun Joong proving they are ‘soccer manias’ has been revealed.

Kim Junsu’s twin brother Kim Junho uploaded a photo of the entire MEN soccer team on his personal Twitter account on the 9th as well as the results of the match saying, “We won the match against stx today by 5:0. Junsu scored two goals, assisted one, Ji Hwan, Han Sol and Gyeong Jong each scored a goal too.”

Following this, he also recorded the team’s victory against HwaSeung FC and talked of brother Kim Junsu and Kim Hyun Joong’s active role in the win when he said, “We won the match against 5:3 against HwaSeung. Junsu scored two goals and assisted two, while Hyun Joong scored 3 goals. Though I couldn’t score a goal because I play on defense, I ran like a horse so I’m exhausted. I should go to bed now.”

The record of the team’s matches as well as the group photo is becoming a hot topic amongst netizens. They set out to find Kim Junsu and Kim Hyun Joong in the photo and said, “I think the second and third people from the left in the front row are Kim Hyun Joong and Xiah Junsu. Behind them is Junsu’s brother.”

The man the netizens pointed out in the photo as Kim Hyun Joong is wearing a hat which makes it hard to see his face. But the man’s nose reminds us of the actor. The twins’ similar facial features and comical expressions set them apart from the rest in the team.

The celebrity soccer team ‘MEN’ was created in April of 2010 with members including close friends such as Kim Bun, Song Joong Ki and Lim Joo Hwan. Kim Junsu was also made the invitational team captain of ‘MEN’.

Source: [ntn seoul+Yuaerubi]
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SS501 Hyun Joong,Jaejoong, and Micky Chosen as 2010 Hottest, Star in China 

Who are the winners of the year 2010 in China among all the pop stars around the world? “Guo Ji Zai Xian(国际在线),” an entertainment channel in China, conducted an online poll entitled “Hottest Stars in 2010″ for the last four months. The poll results show Dai Yue(代悦) got the first place among Chinese stars, Zhong Han Liang(钟汉良) among Hong Kong and Taiwanese stars, Kim Hyun Joong among Japanese and Korean stars and Justin Bieber among the U.S./European stars.

Kim Hyun Joong won the “Hottest Star” title for Japan and Korea. On the top of the list were Kim Hyun Joong, Park Yoo Chun and Kim Jae Joong. Park and Kim are former TVXQ members and seperated from the group and formed a new group JYJ. Kim earned huge popularity in China, Japan and Korea with his superb singing performance and outstanding appearance. Park featured the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and successfully started his acting career in 2010. They expressed their sincesre gratitude to their fans whenever they topped the the popularity charts and that must be part of the reasons why their fans love them.

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101121 Micky Yoochun, Kim Hyun Joong, U-Know Yunho, to Have Simultaneously Drama Release in Japan in 2011

TVXQ members Micky Yoochun and U-Know Yunho, SS501′s Kim Hyun Joong, the idols turn actors are launching drama simultaneously in Japan for the first half 2011.

Micky Yoochun’s KBS 2TV ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’ and Kim Hyun Joong’s ‘Playful Kiss’ are set to broadcast in March next year through Japan station FujiTV. ‘Poseidon’ drama that casts U-Know Yunho which is in the midst of pre-production process is also under discussion for Japan pre-distribution, and it’s expected to actively introduced to Japanese audiences next year.

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Kim Hyun Joong and his Intimate Buddies

Just like the phrase ‘birds of a feather flock together’, Kim Hyun-joong’s network consists of -literally- ‘beautiful flower boys’. His ‘buddies’ include majority coming from well-known stars in showbiz. Including JYJ members Hero Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun, Big Bang’s TOP, actor Lee Min-ho and Kim Bum etc are his buddies as well.

● Hero Jaejoong…
During those times when DBSG and SS501 possess the highest of fame, both did not hesitate to give advices and help to each other. Beginning since the tough trainee days, both had begun to share each’s troubles, and with this built friendship, of course it does not change easily. It differentiates them all the more since both starred across in movie [Heaven's Postman] and drama [Boys over Flowers] in the beginning of 2009 respectively. In 2010 January, both even went for a holiday in Canada together. While holidaying in Canada’s Vancouver, they event spent new year and enjoyed their rest. Both of them even appeared like twins to everywhere they go as they even stayed under one roof together. Even when Kim Hyun-joong’s contract with former agency DSP Media ended, he was rumored to collaborate with Jaejoong to form a new group.


●Mickey Yoochun…

Since Kim Hyun-joong is so close with Hero Jaejoong, it was inevident that he turned into friends with Mickey Yoochun as well. Whenever these three had time to pop, they will gather at the mini ‘inn’ nearby their living area and share their friendship. Recently also, Mickey Yoochun’s drama KBS [Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal] and Kim Hyunjoong’s MBC [Playful Kiss] also gave them the name of “Intimate Rivals”. Both expressed relief that they weren’t fighting during same time-slot, “We’ve heaved a thousand sighs of reliefs when we know we aren’t fighting in the same timing slot. If that was the case we won’t be able to see each other’s face for a few years then I guess”. Both did not forget to monitor and give acting suggestions for each other as they show care for buddy. Kim Hyun-joong says they were rivals beginning since SS501 and DBSG debuted, it’s like being rivals is their fate. We said ‘fighting’ to each other before our dramas began and also promised to meet up to drink after drama ends, but until now we haven’t met up, still”.

●Top…
They share the senior-junior relationship since middle school days. Thanks to Kim Hyunjoong’s introduction, Top and Jaejoong became close as well. In the MBC University Campus Festival in 2008, the band stage both of them showed had left deep impressions on fans. Kim Hyunjoong played the bass guitar, while Top – the keyboard. They had sung to David Craig’s “Rise and Fall”. After that, Top starred in drama [IRIS] and movie [INTO THE FIRE], while Kim Hyunjoong was busy moving into new agency etc, though they didn’t have time to meet up often like before, they still send frequent messages and make phone calls to each other as they look out on each other.

●Lee Minho, Kim Bum…
Through drama [Boys over Flowers], these two are his friends whom he met during his debut as an actor. As they build fame as ‘F4′, they still really do associate with one another even after drama ended. They all have a common favourite sport which is soccer, and they do meet up at times to enjoy soccer when they don’t have schedules. In addition, they also promise to cheer on for one another by ‘catching it live’ as whenever any one’s drama / movie shows.

Reposted from: SS501ode
Source from: YAHOO KOREAN NEWS
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