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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.

A Hint From Luna F(X) : Come Back with Full Team

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After solo activity of the members, now there’s a chance to f(x)’s fans to see their idol comeback with full team.

The main vocalist, Luna, has left a message by her Instagram account hinted that f(x) will have a comeback after the leader Victoria and the beautiful Krystal.

On May 6, she posted a video and left a comment “f(x) will soon return together as a team.”

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After, many fans flooded the comment section with various comments expressing their happiness heard the good news. Previously, Sully rumored will not join the bandmates in filming the MV due to her ice cream commercial. But suddenly the agency, SM Entertainment, stated that it doesn’t mean Sulli will leave the band.

EXO’s Tao Went to US for Treatment on His Injury

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Fans had already known that TAO has suffered for his leg injury which made him absent on ‘Call Me Baby’ promotion.

On May 7, Tao was spotted on  airport in Beijing to fly from Beijing to Los Angeles. It reported that Tao flew to US in order to study abroad also to get treatment for his injury.

Moreover, Tao has not stated  any further explanation yet according about his father SNS post expressing his wish that Tao leaves EXO. He even posted various ambiguous posts and shown at his birthday party hosted by fans in China.

 

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!

 

10 Cover of EXO New Album? Fans : Crying a River!

One of the greatest boy band in third era, EXO, is planning to release ten different album covers which successfully made their fans ‘cry’. The news reported that EXO’s newest album will be released on 20 different covers, ten covers for the Korean album, and another ten for the Chinese album.

A music website called Synnara has released the information about these ten different covers on the band’s album sales page. Fans who have read the information gave various comments by uploading memes on Twitter.

This second full album ‘EXODUS’ will consist of ten tracks. They have publicized nine out of ten songs at their solo concert, ‘EXO Planet #2 – The EXO’luXion’ that was recently held. EXO-L can enjoy the new songs in album ‘EXODUS’ which set to  release on March 30 at 12.00 p.m. KST (Korean Standard Time).

Actually, this is not the first time for SM Entertainment to release different album covers for each of its members. Super Junior and Girls’ Generation fans also had to ‘struggle’ to buy their albums with different member covers.

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