Archive for July, 2011

Kim Jaejoong: “Ji Sung is My Means of Support. Park Yoochun is My Means of (Facing) Reality.”

Is it that the idol craze of the drama scene has cooled down a bit. Nowadays, projects that have veteran actors in the forefront are particularly pouring forth and ruling the drama scene. In the midst of this, it is curious as to whether JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong who is looking forward to his first drama debut will be able to have a smooth induction ceremony.

Kim Jaejoong begins in earnest the dual life of an artist and an actor through Protect the Boss which will air as a follow-up to City Hunter.

Kim Jaejoong, who has debuted in the entertainment scene through the first album of TVXQ Hug, has stepped up to the level of the very top of the singers of Korea through an active album life. However, he has mainly focused on his musical activities unlike many of his colleagues who are active in a variety of genres such as acting and singing after stepping out of the boundaries of their main careers. Therefore, he has had a bit of quiet disappointment from the fans.

Kim Jaejoong, excluding the Japanese activities, has only shown acting through the movie Heaven’s Postman in which he appeared with Han Hyoju in 2009. This is in contrast to how the other members of the team, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu, has met with the fans on a variety of fronts through a variety of dramas and musicals. He has made the hearts of the fans who wanted to see his acting be dear for quite a while.

Kim Jaejoong revealed his thoughts as he faces the appearance in his first drama: “I have shown acting through my activities in Japan and also appearing in a movie. But when I look back it seems that there was nothing that was done properly. Further, even after appearing in the movie there was a gap of 2 years so I feel that I am acting for the first time now. I think it is (too much of) a desire to wish to win the Best New Actor Award through this drama. But I would like to receive the Perfect Attendance Award.”

It seems that there must be many worries with having his drama debut in front of him. But it is true that he feels solid thanks to the JYJ members and the long-time fans who are not sparing support with regards to his appearance in the drama.

Furthermore, Park Yoochun, who has gathered a substantial popularity with the public and also has been recognized in acting abilities through Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Miss Ripley, is his advice-giver on the reality-front.

Kim Jaejoong said: “Yoochun told me that ‘when you film the drama there will be many times when you stay awake for the night, so practice not sleeping.’” When Yoochun was filming the drama, even if I wanted to go away with him I could not ask him. Now I am filming so we cannot go again. When the drama ends I am thinking that I will take a trip maybe with the members.”

The solid supporters of Kim Jaejoong’s first appearance in a drama are not merely the members. The many sunbae actors who have come to appear together in Protect the Boss are also, instead of thinking him a risk, adding great strength. Among them, the sunbae actor Ji Sung, who is appearing in the film as a cousin of Kim Jaejoong, is someone that he can rest his heart on.

He expressed his thankful heart: “I have come to act with Ji Sung sunbae-nim for the first time through this drama. But we became close quickly, not long after we met. Of course in the set of filming but also behind the scenes, he takes care of me so well. Even on days when we do not have filming, he lets me know through texts or phone calls of the situation very well, and is considerate towards me so that I can step up to the pace.”

(Basic information about Protect the Boss Omitted)

Source: Dailian
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OMG! I can’t wait to watch this drama! JaeJoong is so hot! I think he really fits the role of a rich guy who is considered the “Prince of the financial world” more than his previous role in Sunao ni Narenakute as a sales representative. I don’t know, I think he just gives off that rich boy aura because of his natural looks, posture and style. Hahaha. :)

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110729 Kim Jaejoong Crowned The No.1 “Man You Want To Hug from Behind”

From 21 to 27 July, music distribution site Monkey 3 conducted a poll on “The one you want to run towards and hug from behind, the man with the mesmerizing back profile is?” and Kim Jaejoong took the top position in this poll.

A total of 5,261 people voted in this poll, and Kim Jaejoong took a huge lead with 2,626 (50%) of the votes, taking first place. Rain (1,888 votes) was second, following by Lee Min Ho (303 votes), Yoo Seung Ho (150 votes) 2PM’s Nickhun (149 votes), and Song Joong Ki (145 votes.)

The reason why Kim Jaejoong was selected includes “He has a manly beauty and firm arm muscles,” “His slender waist is a work of art.” and other opinions.

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Source : [BaiduJYJ + TV Daily via Nate]
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110729 KBS, The Reason For JYJ’s Performance Cancellation Is?

KBS has given its explanations against criticisms about the sudden cancellation of group JYJ’s participation in the Jeju 7 Wonders performance.

On 28 July, KBS responded to the request for an explanation for the sudden cancellation of JYJ’s participation in KBS 1TV’s “Challenge the New 7 Wonders Of The Natural World, This is Jeju.” JYJ was “supposed to participate in the KBS Jeju-produced special broadcast “Challenge the New 7 Wonders Of The Natural World, This is Jeju,” but this was cancelled by the production team.” and “the reason for this was that SNSD and f(x) whom we had initially planned to invite, replied on 15 July informing us about their availability to perform,” they explained.

“Because Jeju is an island, there is high demand for pop culture icons, but compared to Seoul and other cities, there is less availability. When we were contacted about the possibility of SNSD and f(x) performing, the production team decided that it would be a good chance to showcase such big stars on the program.” Also, “Currently, SNSD and f(x) are developing in Europe, so it was decided that they would be more effective in letting the World know about Jeju, which is currently challenging for a spot in the “New 7 Wonders of the Natural World.” and “On 16 July, around 9am, we contacted the JYJ management representative over the telephone and expressed our sincere apologies,” they announced.

The production team said, “The production PD has full authority over the negotiations and decides on the appearance list, and for the sake of a well-rounded program, we decided on the more effective artist. Things are changing even as the program is underway, and this could happen even if it’s just 5 minutes before the live broadcast.” they insisted.

After seeing this, fans said, “This is a reason that lacks logic, and will only fuel criticism” “It was already in the preparation stage of the event, and this not just about JYJ, whose performance was suddenly cancelled, but an act to cheat all artists.” “If anything, these vindications are just killing the JYJ fans once more” and other comments, demanding for a public apology from KBS.

On 20 July, JYJ were scheduled to perform as the appointed ambassadors, and sing 2 songs. However, KBS removed JYJ, and artists from SM Entertainment, the management company that JYJ were involved in a exclusive contract dispute with,  SNSD and f(x) performed.

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Some clips from the press conference. :)

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I love Jae’s hair! I’m so happy that somehow, he’s experimenting with his hairstyle more often now and not just changing the color like what he usually does. :)

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