[NEWS] Who is the best ‘Acting-Idol’ selected by Drama Critics?

Who is the best ‘Acting-Idol’, selected by Critics?

Original Source: Kookmin Ilbo  http://news.nate.com/view/20120829n28588

Kookmin Ilbo carried out a survey targeting 10 drama critics on Aug 29, asking who has the most impressive acting ability among Acting-Dols (=Idol+Actor, a newly-coined word in Korea to call idol singers who has acting career). The critics recommended the top and 2nd places each. 2 and 1 points were given for each recommendation.

#No.1 is Yuchun Park, Eun-Ji Jung named the next rising star

The top-vote getter(9 points) was Yuchun Park, a 26-year-old member of the trio group JYJ.
He had a debut in 2010 ‘SKK Scandal(KBS2)’ and established acting career in ‘Miss Ripely(MBC)’ and ‘Rooftop Prince(SBS)’. He also showed off his presence as an actor at 2012 Seoul Drama Awards after named on the top of People’s Choice, voted by 4 million people around the worlds.

Eun-Ji Jung of A-Pink earned 8 points with her debut-drama ‘Recall 1977’ and took the 2nd place.
Su-Ji (Miss A) and Eun Jung (T-ARA) followed on the 3rd together.

#Critics’ comments on Yuchun Park

“He is one of a kind among Acting-Dols and does not have any controversy about acting ability.” – Seok Hee Jung
“He exactly knows what he can do the best in acting.” – Ina Yoon
“He has proper voice and vocalisation that an actor ought to have.” – Young Mi Lee

(irrelevant parts are omitted)

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[NEWS] Yuchun Park Wins a Triple Crown at Seoul Drama Awards

Yuchun Park Wins a Triple Crown at Seoul Drama Awards 

Aug 28, 2012

Original Link:  http://news.nate.com/view/20120828n07677

Yuchun Park has been voted for the most popular actor at 2012 Seoul Drama Awards.

The organising committee of Seoul Drama Awards announced the on-line voting results for Outstanding Korean Drama Prizes and People’s Choices proceeded on Daum and Korea.com for about a month from July 10. The awards attracted people’s attention as nearly 4 million people around the worlds took part in the vote.

Among many outstanding actors nominated from the entries submitted to 2012 Seoul Drama Awards, Yuchun Park was ranked on the Top for the Best Actor Korea of People’s Choice as well as Outstanding Korean Actor. Moreover, <Rooftop Prince> was named on No.1 for Outstanding Korean Drama and these results made Yuchun Park a triple-crown-winner of the votes.

As for Best Actress Korea of People’s Choice, Ji-Min Han who acted with Yuchun Park on <Rooftop Prince> has been selected by netizens as the most popular actress among other outstanding nominees.

(irrelevant parts are omitted)

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Tarantallegra ENG Lyrics (Oriental Ver.)

Honestly, I have to admit that I thought everyone would know about ENG lyrics of Tarantallegra now.
I suddenly realised that the actual CD hasn’t released yet so probably some fans haven’t heard about ENG lyrics after some talks with one of my Tlists. (Thanks a lot!)

Junsu re-arranged Tarantallegra as ‘Oriental version’ with sound of a Korean traditional instrument called ‘kkwaenggwari [a small gong]’ added, and re-recorded the song with ENG lyrics as his new single will be released in English with Uncommitted.

Music site such as MelOn provides MP3 first before release of a CD, so I just checked the lyrics from MelOn site.

**NOTE: The ENG lyrics is not exact ‘word-to-word translation’. (I don’t know who wrote the lyrics yet)
(but I think it delivers the original meaning and feeling quite well, so will be helpful for you to understand more about the song with its MV.)

**NOTE: Flowsik’s Raps has some Korean words, but wasn’t changed so there still will be some Korean words.
(It doesn’t bother you to understand though. I guess he intentionally didn’t change it for the flow of the song.)

XIA Junsu – Tarantallegra (Feat. Flowsik of Aziatix) Oriental Ver. 

(Flowsik)
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Come on
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Come on

(Junsu)
What a shame same kind of music
Gonna breakaway I’m no cliché
Don’t tell me how to do it my way
Everyday the world’s turning faster
No time to care about their way
Open your mind I wanna be more than a fool listen up

Tarantallegra (Just feel it)
Tarantallegra (Regeneration)
Tarantallegra (More music)
Tarantallegra (No hesitation)
Tarantallegra (You and I)
Tarantallegra (We got the feeling)
Tarantallegra (This moment)
Tarantallegra (Forget who you are)

Sick and tired lost control and have no sayso
Why don’t we just make it right?
Wasting time while criticizing every moment
Listen now we’ve got to make a choice

(Flowsik)
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
(Junsu-Baby, show me what you’ve got)
What music will you listen to? Come on

What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
(Junsu – I don’t know how to make it start)
What music will you listen to? Come on

Tarantallegra (Just feel it)
Tarantallegra (Regeneration)
Tarantallegra (More music)
Tarantallegra (No hesitation)
Tarantallegra (You and I)
Tarantallegra (We got the feeling)
Tarantallegra (This moment)
Tarantallegra (Forget who you are)

Giving all l gotta give you since you wanna be my lover
Let me be your savior with my magical Tarantallegra

(RAP)
You have been chosen
Let the music start control me
Your mind heart soul will shine like gold baby girl you know it
Your wish comes soon 모두가 원하는 게 지금 너의 마음속에 yeah
너와 나 함께 yeah 영원히
Move to the beat, Show me how much you want me
더 이상 망설일 필요 없이 How’s that sound? It’s going down down down
Give me all you got from bottom to top no holing back back
A to Z we oversea worldwide we’re on the map yeah

 Tarantallegra (Just feel it)
Tarantallegra (Regeneration)
Tarantallegra (More music)
Tarantallegra (No hesitation)
Tarantallegra (You and I)
Tarantallegra (We got the feeling)
Tarantallegra (This moment)
Tarantallegra (Forget who you are)

Tarantallegra (Just feel it)
Tarantallegra (Regeneration)
Tarantallegra (More music)
Tarantallegra (No hesitation)
Tarantallegra (You and I)
Tarantallegra (We got the feeling)
Tarantallegra (This moment)
Tarantallegra (Forget who you are)

Giving all l gotta give you since you wanna be my lover
Let me be your savior with my magical Tarantallegra

(Flowsik)
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Come on
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Hey
What music will you listen to? Come on

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I recommend you to see the MV,  substituting ENG lyrics by yourself too.
(The song will be more enjoyable!)
I shall correct if there’s something wrong when I have the CD delivered 🙂

I guess Junsu might sing Tarantallegra in English when his World Tour starts.
Lucky you going to the concerts!

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[NEWS] Elisabeth named as the best-selling musical in the 1st-half of 2012

<Elisabeth> named as the best-selling musical in the 1st-half of 2012

Original Link: http://news.nate.com/view/20120820n27162

The musical <Elisabeth> has been named the best-selling musical in the first half of this year.

According to the ‘Business Survey of Performing Arts in the first half of 2012 and Outlook for the second half’, announced by Korea Arts Management Service, the ticket sales of <Elisabeth> was ranked on the top among musicals performed from Jan 01 to Jun 30(based on ticket sales on Interpark).

The musical was performed at Samsung Electronic Hall of Blue Square in Hannamdong, Seoul from Feb 8 to May 13 and especially became the sensation of the industry as the all stages of actor Junsu Kim’s performances were completely sold-out.

<Wicked>, performed at the same venue from May 29, was listed on the second place. <Wicked> was on the stage only for about a month, but still showed off its power to be named on the second. The third was the original performance of <Notre-Dame de Paris> at Sejong Centre for Performing Arts, <Doctor Zhivago> and <Catch Me If You Can> followed on the fourth and the fifth each.

(The others below the fifth were omitted)

[Translators Note: Just to add, Junsu has sold more than 152,000 tickets since his debut in musicals, sold-out all seats of the venues he performed XD.]

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[Column] The Breakdown in Mediation of JYJ and SM – Can Age of Oppression Come to an End?

[Column] The Breakdown in Mediation of JYJ and SM
– Can Age of Oppression Come to an End?

Aug 12, 2012

Original Link: http://news.nate.com/view/20120812n05590

[Medias] The legal dispute between SM and JYJ which has been dragged for 3 years is due to finish in September. In fact, the details that the both parties have argued are mutual agreement in arbitration (mediation). The word ‘mutual agreement’ seems to be significant at this moment because the court already ruled in JYJ’s favour regarding the dispute about their exclusive contract.

In 2009, JYJ applied for injunction to terminate the validity of exclusive contract against SM and SM filed a lawsuit to verify the validity of exclusive contract and compensation for damages the next year[Translators Note: SM’s lawsuit finished its all hearings in May 2012 so it is due to be ruled together in September.] However, JYJ also filed a lawsuit to verify invalidity of exclusive contract so their legal disputes have been continued for 3 years.

It looks like the lawsuit is remaining unresolved at first glance, but the court already rejected not only SM’s objection against JYJ but also SM’s injunction to terminate exclusive contract (between JYJ and C-JeS Entertainment). In addition to these, the court also ruled that SM cannot interfere JYJ’s independent entertainment activities. Of course, it is an open secret that SM interfered JYJ’s media appearances despite of the court’s decision.

JYJ’s injunction insisting ‘we would like to be freed from the unfair contract’s fetters’ was partly accepted as a result. The court recognised that the exclusive contract which SM made with JYJ was an unfair contract. Which means, the most significant dispute whether it is an unfair contract or not has already been decided by the court: it is the unfair contract.

The court made clear that their exclusive contract was unfair, but separated its judgement regarding profit sharing parts for the process of the lawsuit in merit and tried to induce the both parties to reach mutual agreement. This means that the both parties now only have disputes regarding profit sharing. Now the remaining issue in the relationship between JYJ and SM is that an agreement in the profit which JYJ did not receive from the period of their activities in Japan.
[Translator’s Note: JYJ’s legal representative revealed that SM is not showing proper documents related to the activities in Japan.]

It seems to be important that sharp conflicts between the both sides are the issue about profit sharing earned by the members’ activities in Japan. ‘(Mutual) agreement means ‘concurrence of more than 2 involving parties’ opinions’ in legal terms. We do not use a way of mutual agreement regarding whether something is right or wrong. When both parties agree in general details except some conflicting opinions, we use mutual agreement in order to solve the problem regarding those conflicts by ourselves.

The issues related to the exclusive contract between SM and JYJ already finished in JYJ’s favour, and the court just suggested the both parties to rationally find a solution by arbitration because there are too wide differences of opinion in profit sharing. And the important thing is that it was difficult for the both parties to reach proper agreement, so the final decision will be ruled in the court in September.

You should pay attention to the fact that the court rejected SM’s objection against the court’s approval of JYJ’s injunction as well as its injunction to terminate exclusive contract (between JYJ and C-JeS Entertainment) in February. This is significant because the court already clearly decided that the winner of this legal dispute is JYJ. This also proved that its decision was legally right: the exclusive contract between SM and JYJ is invalid and it guarantees JYJ’s independent entertainment activities.

As everyone knows, JYJ is practically not able to appear on TV despite the court’s decisions. The boycott raised by SM and other entertainment companies is still ongoing. The problem is that a result of anger, that made by the group of people who are only interested in their own benefits, saying artists who betrayed(in their mind) them must be strongly regulated so that they cannot have any activities ever again.

It is sad situation that they(JYJ) who are singers, cannot have appearances in music programmes because of invisible pressure even though they received the court’s decision rationally. It is also ridiculous situation that JYJ’s media appearances, which have no problem by the law, are blocked by the people who try to reign over the law.

Now it is common knowledge that management companies gained strong power from K-POP wave are putting tacit pressure. In fact it is a routine that they press broadcasting companies by using their idol groups’ appearances. [Translator’s Note: It is reportedly known that management companies are forcing entertainment departments (of broadcasting companies), saying it would stop all of their idols’ appearances if they cast JYJ.]

For example, the confrontation between SM and CJ became a famous example. SM boycotted its artists’ appearances in TV stations affiliated with CJ, insisting that CJ’s treatment was unfair to SM’s idols. [Translator’s Note: This ‘fight’ became worse when M.net(CJ’s affiliate) allowed Jaejoong/Yuchun/Junsu on the stage to accept Best Asian Star award (awarded to TVXQ Act 1) in MAMA 2009. SM boycotted all of its appearances until the year of 2011.] It was inevitable to cause certain damages on CJ as it must have been a heavy blow to its intention of being the leader of entertainment industry in a big scale.

This kind of example can influence on major broadcasters as a big pressure. As long as they clearly know about this recent case, a group of management companies’ request asking ‘not to cast JYJ’ must have been strongly influential. The problem is that this irrational private group who takes its offended opinions rather than the law’s decision has the actual power to rule broadcasting system.

SM who failed to reach an agreement in the end said that it had nothing to say anymore and JYJ’s lawyers explained that “SM’s stance was to cover(forget about) over the issues in the past and we delivered our opinions that we should make clear the issues such as profit sharing which can be discussed by the law”. Now it has been passed on to the public, to judge the reason why SM is so unwilling to settle the profits earned from the members’ activities in Japan as TVXQ.

In September, the issues including profit sharing are going to be settled by the law.
This also means that all controversies are going to be settled by the law too. If the private group consisted of entertainment companies continued to threaten broadcasters after this, it might cause the general public’s anger. The people who only represent their benefits cannot block individual’s activities by using a way that the mafia uses. It makes me curious, whether JYJ can finish the conflicts with SM and end the Age of Oppression.

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[NEWS] JYJ and SM failed to agree on arbitration of exclusive contract and return to the court’s decision in Sep

JYJ and SM failed to agree on arbitration of exclusive contract and return to the court’s decision in Sep

Original Link: http://news.nate.com/view/20120810n25558

August 10, 2012


The arbitration between SM Entertainment, who is on a dispute regarding the idol group TVXQ’s exclusive contract, and JYJ(Jaejoong Kim/Yuchun Park/Junsu Kim) has finally ended in failure.

SM Entertainment’s CEO Young Min Kim and the lawyers of the both parties attended to Seoul Central District Court’s arbitration room 579 at 4PM on the 10th(of Aug) and mediated(arbitrated) differences of opinions.

The members did not turn up at the court. [Translators note: A plaintiff does not attend to a civil case if he/she has legal representatives to deal with a case.]  The arbitration was proceeded for about an hour and a half, and each party entred the arbitration room in turn in order to deliver their opinion to the court.

The both also seated together to discuss their opinions after this. The CEO Kim discussed with his lawyer while he was staying at a waiting room. He was unforthcoming about details, saying “I cannot say anything as it is under process at the moment”.

Before this, SM Entertainment and JYJ had had arbitration date 6 times [Translators note: All arbitration dates were made upon SM’s request. JYJ’s lawyers never asked any.] to bridge the differences from May 2011, but the hearings at court recommenced as they failed to reach an agreement.

The hearing was on May and there were still too many difficulties between the both parties, so final ruling date was due to be announced, but they had one more arbitration date as the court suggested a mutual agreement. [Translator’s note: Civil Court does its best to solve a case with a mutual agreement if possible. This is why the court accepted so many arbitration requests of SM.]

However, the both parties failed to bridge their differences again.
JYJ’s legal representative informed us that “There are too wide differences of opinions. We could not make an agreement and will have the final ruling date by the court around Sep 13”. The lawyer continued, “SM’s stance is just to ‘cover(forget about the matter)’ over the past and we expressed our opinion that we have to technically thrashed the things out such as settlement of accounts(payment) and other things which should be clarified by the law. The both parties’ opinions are being divided over the issue, but the court suggests a mutual agreement or mediation until the court announces it final decision”.

Judging from this, it is highly expected that the court would decide its final ruling regarding the 3-year lawsuit. SM kept saying “We don’t have anything to say for now” after press’s questions after the arbitration.

JYJ had applied for an injunction to terminate the validity of their unfair exclusive contract in 2009 and the court accepted it in favour of JYJ. SM filed a lawsuit to clarify validity of the exclusive contract (saying its contract had no problems) in Apr 2010 against the decision and JYJ also filed a lawsuit to clarify invalidity of the exclusive contract.

In Feb 2011, the court rejected SM’s objection against the decision of the injunction, and also rejected SM’s injunction to terminate exclusive contract (between JYJ and C-JeS Entertainment) too. With those decisions, the court made clear that the exclusive contract between the two parties(SM and JYJ) was invalid, and JYJ’s independent entertainment was guaranteed.

To Add the comments of JYJ’s legal representative:

JYJ’s lawyer also said “We thought SM had changed its previous position a little bit because it was SM who requested this arbitration, but it did not so. The arbitration failed to reach an agreement as the both parties could not bridge the differences”. “The court will set the date for its final ruling between Sep 6 and Sep 13. The court just said that it would like to suggest a mutual agreement if possible before its final decision on the case”, the lawyer added.
Original link quoted: http://news.nate.com/view/20120810n25991

“SM is not accepting the invalidity of the exclusive contract which we demand”, explained the legal representative of JYJ.
Original link quoted: http://news.nate.com/view/20120810n25537

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Well I believe it’s not surprising, isn’t it? The arbitration can never reach an agreement as SM only wants to gain time so that the result comes as late as possible to prevent a decrease of its stock prices.
SM said ‘Let’s cover over (forget about) the past’, which is completely nonsense.
Would you ever be able to forget everything about what the three members have been through so far?
You might see how stubborn it is, not to give a penny of compensation to JYJ, which is basically set as 3 billion KRW as the value of lawsuit. (I even doubt that SM has that amount in cash as its financial structures entirely depends on bubble stock prices.)

It also still insisting that it cannot accept the invalidity of the contract at all, which was already decided invalid under the court’s decision on the injunction in 2009.
(Which means, SM has been insisting that it has nothing to be blamed, so it cannot pay a penny of money to JYJ for 3 years. Pathetic, huh?)

It is known that the court shall set the date of final decision in Sep, so sadly we have to wait another dull time to see its end.

PS. Please Please don’t be confused by any rumors which have no clear evidences. 
I know there have been so many stories about the lawsuit, but the process is NOT OPEN PUBLIC. 
Only the lawyers of the both parties can know the exact details. 
The only thing public can know is dates  and simple basic details provided by the court’s website. 
That’s why I did not say anything until something officially comes out. 
If you see any stories without facts, just ignore it and wait until something is officially announced.
Then you shall be less stressful! 🙂

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