Archive for March, 2011

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 avoid misfortune 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,” who actors who paid 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]

Source: http://news.nate.com/view/20110330n05402
Translation by: withJYJ

I saw this posted on Soompi and I thought it’s worth sharing especially since there’s been quite a lot of rumors coming out regarding he cancellation of the JYJ World Tour Concert in Indonesia.

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

T/N: 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.

(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).

© 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.

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 )

( 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

Korean celebrities win big at the ‘Shorty Awards’!

On March 28th, the “3rd Annual Shorty Awards“, which honors the best of Twitter and social media, announced their results for the winners and runner-ups. With Korean celebrities gaining much popularity through their Twitter accounts, it’s no surprise that many of them were nominated for the awards.

In particular, JYJ’s Jaejoong took a big win in the “Best Celebrity on Twitter” category with 5,668 votes, beating out the ever-popular Justin Bieber, who had 5,136 votes. Super Junior’s Heechul also made some noise in this category as he placed 3rd with 2,990 votes. Indeed, many Korean celebrities ranked high for this catagory, such as singer Jay Park (6th) and JYJ’s Yoochun (10th) and Junsu (11th). Super Junior’s Leeteuk (24th), Eunhyuk (39th), and Donghae (47th) also ranked in the category as well.

Korean celebrities also stood strong in the “Best Music on Twitter” category. JYJ’s Junsu came in 4th, with fellow groupmate Jaejoong following behind at 11th. Meanwhile, Jay Park was 13th, Heechul was 26th, and Yoochun was 36th.

As for the “Best Actor on Twitter“, JYJ’s Yoochun, Jaejoong, and Junsu ranked 9th, 12th, and 26th, respectively. Super Junior’s Donhae and Heechul came in 28th and 29th, while singer/actor Rain rounded out the top 50 by placing at 46th.

Though Barney Stinson was crowned the award for the “Best Entertainment on Twitter“, JYJ’s Yoochun received the most votes with 2221 votes. Other winners in the top 50 were Jaejoong (10th), Heechul (16th), Jay Park (19th), and Junsu (28th).

The same cast raked in high marks for the “Best Fashion on Twitter” category as well, with Jaejoong in 3rd, Heechul in 8th, Yoochun in 11th, Jay Park in 36th, and Junsu in 43rd.

And finally (whew, take a breath!), Jay Park was nominated for the “Connecting People Award“, which is a special award that recognizes individuals “who genuinely bringing people together through Twitter and social media.” In Jay Park’s honorable mention, the website described:

“Jay Park, also known as Park Jaebeom, is a Korean-American singer, rapper, actor, and b-boy from South Korea who lives in Seattle.

Park had a cult following as a member of the Korean band 2PM. In 2009, Park allegedly posted ‘unfavorable comments’ about South Korea on his MySpace page, although fans argue that the comments were misinterpreted. After Park was dismissed from 2PM and JYP Entertainment, his fans boycotted the band. Park became a solo artist and got involved in charity projects, including an effort to knit hats for newborns.

Currently, he is an Art of Movement dance member and has two rap singles on iTunes. His fandom is called ‘J-Effect’ and fans are ‘JWalkers.’ Park’s cover of B.o.B’s ‘Nothin’ on You’ won an award for Best 2010 Web Video at the Mashable Awards.

He uses Twitter to communicate with fans in English and Korean, and inspires fans to volunteer and donate to good causes. Park received more nominations for this award than any other finalist. One voter wrote, ‘We not only support Mr. Park but also lend out a helping hand in improving the society around each of our communities in attempts to follow in Mr. Park’s footsteps in spreading love and respect, a motto he lives by.’”

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

To see the complete list of all the winners, visit the Shorty Awards website.

Source: The Shorty Awards Website
Credit: Allkpop

110327 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, March 27th to 5:59am KST, March 28th.

Jaejoong + Excited Puppy = What he probably looks like right now
(Jaejoong) Yes, our members are coming tomorrow!^__^ (9:21pm KST)

Look at him taking into account every little detail!
(Gun Young) We’re going to Thailand tomorrow morning… Which will mark the beginning of the JYJ World Tour…. I don’t think we’ll be in Korea for a while..ㅠㅠ members, backup dancers and staff.. I hope we’re able to end each concert perfectly, with nothing going wrong, till the very last day in a few months… (9:22pm KST)
(Jaejoong)
@zerotic0124 Hyung.. Is only one member coming.. tomorrow? (9:31pm KST)
(Gun Young)
@mjjeje No, from what I know, we’re all going together.. Should I find out and call you? (9:36pm KST)
(Jaejoong)
@zerotic0124 No, I asked them but ..hahaha Oh my hahaha ㅠㅠ (9:39pm KST)
(Gun Young)
@mjjeje What’s up!!!!!!! But why are you asking me then kekekeke Anyway, I’ll see you tomorrow Joong Joong Joong Joong Grade 2, Class 4, Number 37 (9:43pm KST)
(Jaejoong)
@zerotic0124 I just asked them~ They’re coming separately due to their schedules~ (9:45pm KST)
(Gun Young)
@mjjeje Oh, I see…. lol Anyway, I’ll see you tomorrow~~~ Poof (9:47pm KST)
(Jaejoong)
@zerotic0124 Poof Grade 2, Class 4, Number 37 Mr. Jung Gun Young~^^ (9:50pm KST)

Source: [Jaejoong+Other’s Twitter]
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110326 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, March 26th to 5:59am KST, March 27th.

Jun-chan finally answers back, huzzah!
(Junsu) @mjjeje Hyung!! I’m sure you’re working so hard right now! !ㅠ We’ll be there soon, so wait for us^^ (10:30am KST)

Jaejoong thinks Junsu should have a career change? XD
(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Junsu, I think you should have become a soccer player, not a singer~ Your uniform fits you better than your stage outfits do haha (2:43pm KST)

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……. oops, was that too loud?
(Junsu) Why… do I find this photo so funny for some odd reason..;;; keke It really is too funny hahaha http://twitpic.com/4dhf72 (9:58pm KST)

Source: [Junsu+Jaejoong’s Twitter]
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110323 Lim Yejin Left Feeling Humiliated By U-Know Yunho At A Cart Bar?

The original ‘nation’s daughter (T/N: Most loved by Korea)‘ and actress Lim Yejin revealed an episode that left her feeling humiliated by TVXQ.

On the SBS ‘Strong Heart’ ‘I am Legend’ special on March 22nd, Lim Yejin talked about how she was ignored because of TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho.

Lim Yejin, who probably misses the waves of people who would surround her when she walked down the streets in the 70s during the peak of her popularity, said, “One day, I went to go eat at a cart bar. I was sitting with Kang Nam Gil when people started taking pictures and going crazy.”

She continued to confess, “I lifted my head to face the group of young students to thank them and one of the girls screamed.” She thought, “I must still be a big hit these days.”

But then she found out that TVXQ’s U-Know Yunho was enjoying some snacks at the table behind her and Kang Nam Gil. She showed her slight disappointment as she said, “The young students couldn’t chase U-Know Yunho around while he ate, so they were taking pictures of him with us in between.”

When asked what she did after she found out the truth, Lim Yejin said, “We left quickly.”

Source: [newsen+Yuaerubi]
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110325 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, March 25th to 5:59am KST, March 26th.

Um… Okay… Sure, why not
(Kung Charlemchai) ศุกร์เย็น ใครที่อยากลุ้นบัตร มีท jyj จากน้ำดื่มช้าง ไปที่เทสโก้โลตัส สุขาภิบาล 1 ครับ ดูข้อมูล http://www.facebook.com/changwater (2:56pm KST)
(Jaejoong/English Tweet)
@KungChalermchai Does your mother really good^^ (11:47pm KST)

Jaejoong’s in need of some dongsaeng love~ (Cue CN Blue’s ‘Loner’)
(Jaejoong) Becauase Jun-chan and Mick-Chun haven’t called me once yet, this hyung-ah’s going to start sulking haha (12:58am KST)
(T/N: For those of you who don’t know, ‘hyung-ah’ is a cute way of saying ‘hyung’)

(Jaejoong) Ugh…. People are calling me a “EunDda”..(Eungeun Ddadollim = Quite ostracized)ㅜㅜ (1:01am KST)

(Jaejoong) Oh..Oh.. Aha! It’s Friday night.. (1:06am KST)

(Jaejoong) On Friday night, JJ is tweeting.. Okay, time for a lower-body bath GOgoGO goodnight^^ Oh, and be strong everyone! (1:08am KST)

(Jaejoong) @6002theMicky Do well as you film for your drama, and hurry up and fly over to Thailand~ Hurry hurry~ (1:11am KST)

(Jaejoong) @0101xiahtic Don’t just go out for a drive, hurry up and come to Thailand! (1:12am KST)

Source: [Jaejoong’s Twitter]
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