Tag Archives: 2015

Noh Min Woo Files Law Suit Against SM Entertainment Over Alleged Slave Contract

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Noh Min Woo is a pretty man debuted with the band TRAX in 2004 under the biggest agency, SM Entertainment and left the group in 2006. Since then he appeared in lots of dramas also films. On May 11 his legal representatives JC Partners said that he filed the legal suit against his former agency in April 2014. He also has reported the agency to Korea’s Fair Trade Commission.

“Before No Min Woo debuted, he ended up signing a contract that spanned 17 years, as a result of SM Entertainment’s unilateral terms of contract extension,” said his legal representative. “Contracts extending over seven years are considered unfair, so taking issue in a 17-year contract is a matter of course.”

According to the lawyers, the actor was punished when he opposed the contract’s terms.

“As soon as No Min Woo showed signs of opposition, SM halted all support activities expected of a management company. He did start activities again on his own, but SM Entertainment blocked his television appearances.”

“It goes to show how wrong Noh Min Woo must feel, to go to court with a huge management agency like SM over a contract that is already over,” said his legal representative. “The development of this case must be something to see.”

When news of the lawsuit became public, SM Entertainment responded with plans to counter-sue. They told the Korean media outlet Star Today that they plan to take action against the lawsuit, which they consider groundless and also against the report.

Last year, EXO-M members Luhan and Kris have filed lawsuits against SM Entertainment, asking to nullify their contracts. Their legal team told the Chinese media outlet Sina that SM took advantage of their prominent position by negotiating an unreasonable and unfair contract with the agency celebrities.

Despite the broadcast ban, Noh Min Woo has been busy as an actor for the last year. He appeared in the box office hit film “The Admiral: Roaring Currents” and the dramas “God’s Gift – 14 Days” and “The Greatest Marriage” before playing the title character in “My Unfortunate Boyfriend.”

Will Be Enlisted This Year, Donghae Passes Test for Police Service Unit

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One more Super Junior member will be enlisted for military duty. After Shindong and Sungmin, Lee Donghae will serve his compulsory military service this year. He’ll serve in police service unit.

It reported that he has taken selection test and also interview and has been confirmed to pass the test according to the statement released by the concern institute on May 7.

SM Entertainment was also confirmed the statement. “Donghae has successfully passed the test to serve as a conscripted police officer.”

He is currently waiting for the enlistment date, and there is news spreading amongst netizens and Super Junior’s fans saying that he will enlist with his friend, Eunhyuk, after they hold their encore concert, Super Show 6, in Korea.

However, there is no official confirmation after they wrapped up Super Show 6 concert tour in Jakarta on May 3. If Donghae and Eunhyuk were to enlist this year, then there will only eight members left in Super Junior, including Yesung who just completed his compulsory military service.

Kim Hyun Joong Will Be Enlisted on May 12

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Boys Over Flowers’ star, Kim Hun Joong reported to be enlisted on May 12 this year. The reps said that he’s not allowed to make any postpone anymore.

Another shocking news to be heard, his ex girlfriend just sued him for 1.6 billion KRW (1.5 million USD) as compensation for psychological and emotional stress and suffering due to malicious comments. Talk about impeccable timing for Kim Hyun Joong to be leaving as soon as possible.

Though the issue is real and severe, it’s difficult not to feel sympathetic for the soon-to-be born baby who later has to deal with the aftermath of what his/her parents created.

Fighting, Kim Hyun Joong

Park Yoochun Confirms to Join ‘Lucid Dream’ Movie

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Park Yoochun, member of boyband JYJ who is well-known for his great acting in many dramas has just confirmed to play in upcoming movie titled ‘Lucid Dream’.

‘Lucid Dream’ is a thriller movie, telling about a father who finds clues in his dream to rescue his kidnapped child. The lead role of the father will be played by Go So, where Yoochun will be playing a supporting role, as assistant to the father. The movie offers big names, such as Sul Kyung Goo and Kang Hye Jung joining the cast list.

The movie has started the shooting process, and will be released later this year. Looking forward to watch his performance once again.

BoA is Ready for Her Come Back

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K-pop’s legendary solo woman, BoA, is now ready to come back with her new album. This will be her eight album which set to be released this month.

This is planned as her 15th anniversary in K-pop music industry since her debut back on 2000.

It’s reported that she has taken part in this album special for her fans. The genre will be R&B, funk and also pop.

Please looking forward to her new album!

 

‘MADE’ Plan Series to Released by YG Entertainment

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For BigBang’s fans, the group come back is the best news ever since their last song ‘Fantastic Baby’ released back in 2012.

After a long hiatus for 3 years, these boys will come back with a new album titled ‘MADE’ and one single will be released every month for four consecutive months. starting from May to August this year. The complete album will be released on September 1.

Poster for this plan has been released by the agency, YG entertainment with the words : “BIGBANG PLAN OF MADE SERIES” on it.

The singles to be released monthly will not just be digital singles, but a single album that consists of at least two songs on it! That means, you will have five albums of Bigbang in a year!

Not only that, Bigbang will also hold their world tour concert ‘MADE’ which will visit 15 different countries with total of 70 performances, starting with a two-day concert this weekend at the Seoul Olympic Stadium.

 

Rain and Kim Tae Hee Rumored to Get Married Within The Year

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The breaking news of the hot couple, Rain & Kim Tae Hee, to get married within the year just exploded and making speculations among netizen and media.

In one side, one of Kim Tae Hee’s close friend said that since Kim Tae Hee is turning 36 in 2015, the parents were agreed for the marriage and they’re planning to do the preparation soon.

Rain converted to Catholicism, following Kim Tae Hee and even sold his house, which caused fans and media in the past to assume the two were preparing for marriage.

Another report said that Rain was working hard in attempt to receive support and blessing of both parents.

But, Rain’s agency has made a statement right away to reports stating, “The parents have not even met yet and we have no specific marriage plans yet.”

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Kim Tae Hee’s agency has revealed, “After speaking with her regarding the news about receiving blessings from the parents, she had stated this isn’t true. The rumors about a wedding hall are also not true. Kim Tae Hee is focusing on her next work rather than marriage.”

Tao Leaving EXO : SM Denial and Tao Speaks Up

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EXO might be the hottest boy band in these 3 years. 12 handsome boys who turned into only 10 are still in the spotlight. Now is Tao, the younger member of EXO-M’s turn. After his absence of Call Me Baby’s promo, now he’s rumored to be leaving EXO just like the past 2 members, Kris and Luhan.
Since April 14, both Korean and China media were carving for a hint about the rumor. EXO-L was also wondering the truth. But lately, the agency, SM Entertainment spoke up and told the public that it wasn’t true. Tao just absence for promotion activity since he was suffering his ankle and given suggestion for pure rest by the doctor.
Also, Tao replied one of the fans’ question through social media which saying that he won’t leave EXO and the fans need to believe him.
That’s relieved! Get well soon, Tao!

Catch Me If You Can – Newest Concept of Girls Generation

SNSD or more popular to be mentioned as Girls Generation has just released a new music video titled ‘Catch Me If You Can’ since April 10. Another plan is said that Japanese version of this single will be released oN April 22.
With the new concept, you won’t see these eight sexy girls attach with the previous images. Costumes, choreography, background, and music nuance reveal the different concept. Look at the video for full description. Enjoy!

EXO’s Xiumin : There’s No EXO Without TVXQ

xiumin and tvxqOn the previous KBS’ Music Bank – Stardus, EXO talked over about music video and the choreography of their newest single ‘Call Me Baby’. In the segment, the oldest member Xiumin made a statement about the legendary boy band which also EXO’s senior in the agency, TVXQ.

“I’ve been a big fans of TVXQ since my pre-debut times until now. I think, there’s no EXO if there was no TVXQ before.’ He also added that his favorite song of the duo is Rising Sun.

The other members said that Xiumin is a real Cassiopeia. The song of TVXQ can be found on his mp3 player as a proof. He even flew over to Japan to watch Yunho & Changmin’s performance last month on TVXQ WITH Tour Japan Live Concert.