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TVXQ OUT!

On September 9th, the Korean Entertainment Producers Association released a document to all attendees of the concert and to the general public.

Here’s what it said:

1. Thank you for showing much interest towards 2009 DREAM Concert.
2. Korean Entertainment Producers Association will become organizer of 2009 DREAM Concert.
As was reported in Japan, TVXQ lawsuit has already been gathering a lot of attention.
About this unforeseen incident, Korean Entertainment Producers Association and SM Entertainment has been having discussions in regard to former performers matter, and currently meet in the decision that under present condition, starring TVXQ in the concert is very difficult, therefore for everyone who is looking forward to TVXQ performance, we’re really sorry and sincerely apologize.
3. However, the possibility performance still depends upon the trial result of Korean Court. By that time, we’ll officially announce the decision yet again.
Because the 2009 DREAM concert is Korean biggest concert, we would like you to enjoy the stage of splendid artists whom Korea is proud of at Sangnam World Cup Stadium, South Korea.
4. As an addition, we’d like to inform you that BIG BANG will perform with no problem.
5. We’re so pleased with everyone who had been working hard to prepare for DREAM Concert, thank you very much.


In other words…

TVXQ will not attend Dream Concert 2009.

Hottests continue to boycott 2PM in Thailand

After 2PM‘s Jaebeom‘s departure from the group, 2PM‘s fans, Hottests, have declared they will be boycotting 2PM until Jaebeom is back and the fans have stayed true to their word.

Through a travel agency in Thailand, an event was to be held for a total of 100 fans to sign up and get a chance to go on a 5 day trip to Bangkok with
2PM‘s Nichkhun. But as the Hottests have proclaimed that “”We all reject a 2PMwithout Jaebeom“, one by one the Hottests have been canceling their opportunity to meet the star and are backing out on the event.

A representative stated, “We had around 90 participants in the event but now we have about 30 left.” But it seems this event will still be taking place despite the small number of participants.

Hyun Joong’s parents fly to Japan

In order to take care of her precious son, Kim Hyun Joong’s mother immediately flew to Japan to take care of her son the moment the news came out.

After hearing that her son needs to be treated for more than half a month, Kim Hyun Joong’s mother immediately boarded the plane and rushed to Japan to accompany him.

SS501’s management company said, “Because Kim Hyun Joong’s parents’ were really worried, so they immediately flew to Japan to be with him, and will be taking care of him for the next half month.” Currently, Kim Hyun Joong’s condition has stabilized, but the hospital is predicting that the length of his treatment will be longer than previously predicted, hence increasing fans’ worry.

With regards to the current situation, their management company in Japan and Kim Hyun Joong’s personal manager have always been by his side accompanying him, as well as checking up on his situation every second. “His fever has gone down greatly after taking Tamiflu, actually after we arrived we realized that his condition has improved greatly from before. Currently Hyun Joong is concentrating on recovering, and hopes to recover his health quickly.”

2PM’s largest fanclub to protest in front of JYP building

2PM’s largest fanclub is planning for a silent protest in front of JYP building coming 12th September.

Written on 2PM’s official fanclub ‘Hot Star’ site on 10th September, there are discussions for fanclub members to do the silent protest in front of JYP’s building on 12th September.

This fanclub is the largest 2PM fanclub in Korea with over 200,000 members and they will head down directly to JYP’s building for the protest.

They will start the protest from 2pm. They will protest in silent in their large numbers. They recognize that there may be some inconveniences cause to the residents living in the area but stated they will carry out the protest seriously.

A netizen said, “What is important is to do it for JaeBum’s good image. We have to find a way for him to come back while always supporting him.”

But another netizens also said, “This is doing harm to JaeBum, you guys should not go. If it doesn’t go well, it will just make more ugly talk about the issue.”

The members will also be holding placards saying, “Find JaeBum” in unified colours that day.

Meanwhile, JaeBum has left 2PM and also Korea on 8th September, 4 days after the backlashes from the revelation of his pre-debut messages posted on MySpace.

Park Jin Young also issued an official statement on 10th September and some fans are also doing up a boycott movement against JYP.

Meanwhile, fans continue to post up Post-Its in front of JYP building messages to JaeBum and the other 2PM members.

2PM’s Activities to be Canceled?!?

There is a petition going around Korean websites to stop all 2PM activities due to leader Jaebeom’s Myspace controversy. As of the 7th, those in favor of the petition are a little over 5100 netizens. Although the number does not seem that big, for a group who is currently active, it is a number that can greatly harm their future.

Regarding 2PM activities, JYP (Park Jin Young) stated:
“For now, 2PM will not have any broadcasting schedules and all of their music performances have been canceled. They will only be recording and practicing dance moves for their new album.”

JYP in regards to removing Jaebeom from the group:
“Although, we feel very guilty and sorry for all the people who have been disappointed by Park Jaebeom’s past mistakes, I will not be taking him out of the group. Many people have been suggesting ideas of banning Park Jaebeom out of 2PM, but that will never happen. We believe that he has done something wrong, but as a whole, we do not think it is enough to be taking his dreams and goals away from him. This was not a decision made by only the JYPE staff, but it was something all of the fellow 2PM members have agreed to.”

What is next for 2PM’s JaeBum?

It will not be easy for 2PM member JaeBum, who has been criticised for his offending messages written on his myspace page, to get out of the public eye and criticisms.

With that, JYP Entertainment has gone with the situation, and had decided accordingly not to have JaeBum appear in the media’s eye for the time being.

He will be put on a self-discipline period for the time being.

This will also have a significant effect for the group’s upcoming album to be release early-October. With that JYP’s representative said on 7th September, “For the time being, 2PM will not have any broadcast schedule, and all scheduled events will also be cancelled. But the recording for their album and dance practice will still continue accordingly.”

JYP’s representative also said, “The messages which JaeBum wrote in 2005 on his own MySpace page is just an exaggeration to his friends back in the States. But because of the way and his language of expressing his ideas, he has received many disagreements and unhappiness from the mass public.  Currently JaeBum is reflecting on his wrong in the dormitary and he is also skipping meals. He understands the magnitude of his mistake.”

Before this, many netizens are calling for him to be banned from broadcast shows and even from the group.

JYP’s stance:

Park Jinyoung, representative of JYP Entertainment, has spoken up about Jaebum’s future activities with 2PM. “Although, we feel very guilty and sorry for all the people who have been disappointed by Park Jaebum’s past mistakes, I will not be taking him out of the group. Many people have been suggesting ideas of banning Park Jaebum out of 2PM, but that will never happen. We believe that he has done something wrong, but as a whole, we do not think it is enough to be taking his dreams and goals away from him. This was not a decision made by only the JYPE staff, but it was something all of the fellow 2PM members have agreed to.

2PM’s Jaebeom to be kicked off variety show?

2PM‘s leader Jaebeom has been receiving much attention having been one of the main cast in MBC’sSunday, Sunday Night.” In “Sunday, Sunday Night”, he has been filming for a new corner called, No-Da-Gee.

No-Da-Gee is a variety show based on Korea’s history where the show’s cast is basically suppose to go around Korea’s historical landmarks and complete missions, in order to complete Korea’s treasure map.

Because he was born and raised in America, Jaebeom is not fully aware of Korea’s culture and history. Even so, viewers had criticized him when he was not able to sing Korea’s national anthem in one of the episodes.

From the controversies of Jaebeom’s past mistakes surfacing, on top of him not knowing Korea’s national anthem by heart, there are discussions being made on whether Jaebeom will be able to stay on the show or not. As a settlement was not made on September 5th, the day his
myspace controversy arose, it has been announced that one would be made by the 7th.

SJ Sungmin wrote a logo song for his Dad’s company

Sungmin has written a song (lyric written & music composer) for a site of his Dad’s company’s service. This is a song for the site “sendbill” (http://www.sendbill.co.kr/service) which belongs to “Netmania” (http://www.netmania.co.kr/service), an e-business company/group that Sungmin’s Dad Lee Chunhwa established since 1998.

The song is sung by Sungmin, Kyuhyun and Ryeowook.

listen here:http://sj-market.com/bbs/zboard.php?id=data&page=1&sn1=&divpage=3&sn=on&ss=on&sc=on&select_arrange=headnum&desc=asc&no=13928

SJ-M to guest on Sohu on September 18th!

April 8th, 2008, SJ-M was on Sohu for their debut, and promoted their first album.

After the Fans’ wait for 17 months, They’ll bring their second album to conquer china.

What exciting surprises will SJ-M bring? What songs will the 2nd Album bring? The 7 will use what concept to perform for everyone?

Sohu Entertainment exclusively brings you next week, SJ-M 2nd Album’s
Title Song MV + Behind the Scenes, Please follow our website closely.

Hyeon Bin, Song Hye-kyo’s Trip to Japan Cancelled

Actor Hyeon Bin and actress Song Hye-kyo were to make a trip to Japan together for the first time since announcing their relationship, but the trip has been cancelled.

The Japanese agency Avex was to hold an event marking the release of the DVD and music album of the TV drama “Worlds Within” on September 26 in Yokohama, but Song cancelled the trip because of “problems in the Korean agency” that produced the drama.

Hyeon, who will visit Japan on September 23, will celebrate his 28th birthday with some 2000 fans from Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, China and Singapore on September 25 at the Pacific Hall in Yokohama. On September 26 he will attend events related to “Worlds Within“.

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