Archive for December 4, 2010

101203 Youngwoong Jaejoong Becomes Drama Representative’s Priority Choice… “Appearance is under discussion”

‘Following the step of Micky Yoochun, this time is Youngwoong Jaejoong!”

Member of idol group JYJ, Youngwoong Jaejoong is noted as first priority choice of drama representative to debut in Korean drama thus drawn a lot of attention.

Youngwoong Jaejoong who’s recently been active as an idol is known to be the priority choice of a company representative of an upcoming Korean drama. Although there are number of other popular idols being under consideration, among them Youngwoong Jaejoong is called an ‘instant hit of catch’, a common phrase in the drama industry.

The drama company official, “Youngwoong Jaejoong starred in a Japanese drama ‘Sunao Ni Narenakute’ just before, and he became highly popular in Japan.” and “The drama public relation considers this popularity of Youngwoong Jaejoong really important as this upcoming Korean drama production is highly targeting Japanese market, thus he attracts their attention and becomes their first priority choice.”

Also, through his previous movie ‘Heaven’s Postman’ and Japanese drama debut ‘Sunao ni Narenakute’, unlike other idols turn actors who are facing controversy in their acting skills, Youngwoong Jaejoong showed a relatively stable performance in his first attempt and received warm reviews from local media, which becomes his big advantage too of getting the cast.

Yet when the representative of Youngwoong Jaejoong commented regarding this issue, “It’s true that there are a lot of offers to him to appear in drama. In fact, we have planned him to act in local TV. However, nothing yet to be confirmed, it’s still under discussion.”

If Youngwoong Jaejoong is actually cast in the drama, then he will be the second JYJ member to act in Korean drama after his fellow member Micky Yoochun who just debuted in KBS 2TV drama ‘SungKyunKwan Scandal’, the cast of Youngwoong Jaejoong in Korean drama will be a hot topic and attract a lot of anticipation.


I really hope JaeJoong can act in a Korean drama. I really miss seeing him act. He may not be the best actor but I like the way he acts. I really hope we’ll get good feedbacks on this news in the coming days. :)


101203 MASTER POST – JYJ Twitter Update

This post will be updated throughout the day with tweets by Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu ^^
A time will be added with each tweet as our translators will not always be able to provide instant translations
This post includes tweets from 6am KST, December 3rd to 5:59am KST, December 4th.

;A; Junsu’s getting real deep these days
(Junsu) I really like the glow of the setting sun.. Because when the sun sets, that red glow envelops everything and it feels as though the most tender warmth within it is applying fertilizer on my heart.. Though the sun always sets in the end.. that is what makes it more beautiful (11:08pm KST)

It’s Over? Aww
(Jaejoong) The nationwide tour is over ^^ It was fun (2:49am KST)

Source: [Junsu‘s Twitter]
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Asia Reporters Pick Sunkyunkwan Scandal As 2010′s Best Drama

Fourteen reporters from 10Asia gathered together to vote for what they believed were the best drama, director, writer, and actor in the drama world in 2010. <Sungkyunkwan Scandal> was selected as the year’s best drama with 6 votes, just edging out <Chuno>with 5. As the article mentions, the reporters who submitted their votes are simply writers who diligently and lovingly watched Korea’s dramas over the past year, so their votes are more reflective of personal taste than professional critical opinion. Though they did not win, two reporters also selected Kim Kap Soo [the actor who played Lee Sunjoon’s father] as the best actor, and one reporter selected the Jalgeum Four of Park Yoochun, Park Minyoung, Yoo Ah In, and Song Joong Ki as the best actors of the dramas of 2010. =)


This year’s drama: KBS <Sungkyunkwan Scandal>

Though KBS’s <Sungkyunkwan Scandal> was “not this year’s most well-made drama, it was the most meaningful” (Yoon Hee Sung). “It didn’t go down the path of naive hypocrisy or malpheumisms packaged in coolness, and in this generation in which it is hard to speak of dreams, it was a drama that showed rare balance and frankness and tossed out the most basic questions necessary for dreams” (Baek Eun Ha). “Besides the outside shell of the romance and coming-of-age stories, it managed to confront and question again and again issues of principles, problems of the time, reform, and intelligence. It was ‘this year’s discovery’ that nobody saw coming” (Cho Ji Young). Indeed, not only the Sungkyunkwan scholars but also viewers and critics fell completely in love with Kim Yoonshik—no, Kim Yoonhee. Of course, one cannot ignore the drama’s weaknesses, including that “the second half deteriorated and the story wasn’t unified from time to time” […] “But the energy from that [lack of unification] allowed the drama to be a youth, sageuk, and political drama [all at once]” (Kang Myung Seok), turning this opinion into a positive one. More than anything else, this drama asked serious questions about the way we should live our lives, and did so with the voices of young people speaking toward a young generation, and made an effort to awaken our exhausted and emasculated age to the world. Thus our most honest feelings about <Sungkyunkwan Scandal> can be summed up in the words of Yoon Hee Sung: “It wasn’t a drama that made its viewers laugh or cry, but there was no other drama that warmed our hearts like this.”

Source: [10 Asia’s 2010 Ten Awards]
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JYJ’s Junsu has been donating to charity for two years

It was recently reported that JYJ member Junsu (23) has been secretly contributing his share to charity for the past two years.

According to ADRA Korea, a private international aid group of the UN Cooperation, Junsu has been supporting their ‘Building Houses of Love’ project, which is a project that officially commenced in May in the Dangjin Kun District and primarily focuses on improving the environment of disadvantageous neighborhoods.

Thanks to Junsu and his fans, who have been collecting donations since 2008, ADRA made a decision to utilize the funds to rebuild a house for a family named ‘Kim‘ who is currently living in Go Dae Myun in Dangjin Kun.

Kim’s family of nine had been living a very difficult life in a leaking house, however, with the help of Junsu and his fans, ADRA Korea were able to rebuild them a new kitchen, bathroom, living room, and a study room. The house is scheduled for completion by the end of December.

Junsu’s fans even visited Kim’s family on November 21st and had an enjoyable time with Kim’s children. What made the visit even more special was that Junsu’s parents were also present, and they helped deliver scholarships to the children.

Junsu also worked alongside ADRA Korea last year for their ‘Repair and Improvement’ project in underprivileged regions of Cambodia.

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101203 JYJ was Unable to Perform at the “Blue Dragon Film Awards”

It was recently revealed that the trio of JYJ attempted to make an appearance on a broadcast show, but were subsequently rejected.

According to an industry representative, JYJ was scheduled to be in the line-up for KBS 2TV’s “31st Blue Dragon Film Awards” broadcast live on November 26th. The trio rushed to pass the KBS review a week before the ceremony in order to take part in the event.

Artists normally submit their work for review before the release of their album, but JYJ submitted their first album, “The Beginning“, nearly a month after its release. JYJ’s KBS review included a total of seven potential songs to be performed at the ceremony.

Unfortunately, their appearance ended up being miscast due to outstanding disputes with their agency, SM Entertainment, and pressure from the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry (KFPCAI); the KFPCAI sent out official letters to both public and cable broadcasting companies, as well as major music distributors requesting to restrict the appearances of JYJ.

The “Blue Dragon Film Awards” is not the only event JYJ is barred from. The trio’s songs have yet to make radio or TV appearances two months into its release, despite viewers and listeners consistently requesting for their songs.

Another industry representative revealed, “JYJ will be met with more obstacles if they do not solve their issue with SM Entertainment. A lot of producers are raising their voices concurrently to exclude JYJ’s activities in order to make sure such a controversy does not happen again.”

Source + Photos: SPN via Nate

Some people are really heartless and enjoy making JYJ suffer. Too bad for them, the boys can overcome any obstacle because they’re very determined and we, the fans, always got their backs.

I’m sorry SM Entertainment and KFPCAI but your plan of making JYJ’s life miserable isn’t working. It doesn’t matter if they appear on any show or not. Their album is still very successful despite limited promotions. Things like this only makes the fans want to protect and support JYJ more.