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Meet the New SM Girl Group!

I’m still on hiatus but this got me so excited that I just had to blog it.

SM Entertainment just released a teaser video of their newest girl group and I have to say, I’m loving them already! I’m not really sure if their name is f(x) or EFFECTS but the group is composed of:

Victoria Song (Chinese) – 1987
Amber (Chinese-American- the one with the boyish style) – 1992
Luna (Korean) – 1993
Choi Sulli (Korean) – 1994
Krystal Jung (Korean) -1994

Victoria, the leader, was the girl in SHINee‘s ‘Noona You’re So Pretty (Replay)’ MV. Of course we all know that Krystal is the younger sister of SNSD Jessica so I’m excited to see if she’s anything like the Ice Princess. People are saying she looks more like Yoona though. LOL. Also Amber is said to look like Super Junior Donghae. She’s the one with the boyish cut and a lot of people are getting confused with her gender coz she kinda looks like a guy in the video. I think I’m having a lesbian crush on her actually. LOL.Two members are Chinese so rumors has it that they might debut in China and not in Korea. Aww. Too bad.

A few months ago, talks of a female SHINee to debut this year circulated around the internet so I guess this video just confirmed it. I am not saying they’re the female version but they kinda have the same funky feel. Some were also saying that they’re like the girl version of 2PM. I guess because they’re quite toned and they have that sexy aura especially in the beginning of the video when they were all wearing black leathers. HOTNESS! I am so looking forward to seeing more of them this coming days!

Youtubers react:

  • “Interesting, but really bad timing on SM’s part. I think we’ve had quite enough new girl groups for one year.”
  • ‘For some reason, I have a feeling this girl group is gonna be awesome.
    SM groups are like that, all of them are amazing”.
  • “Bye bye TSZX The Grace.”
  • “I just love the lesbian concept. One of ’em looks like a dude.”
  • “With the DBSK issue SM still can release a new group???

Give them your love guys. I know SM is going through a lot of mess at the moment, but let’s not forget that this is the same company who gave us possibly the best groups in all kpop world.

SM hwaiting!

video credit: SM Ent

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SM Releases Official Statement Over DBSK’s Case

SM Entertainment has released their official stand on the case.

They said on 1st August morning, “It is true that Xiah, Hero and Micky made the application for provisional disposition to terminate the exclusive rights effects from their contract on 31st July at the district court. With that the company is very taken back by the action, we are trying to get confirm all the truth from them currently. “

They continued, “But as a representative group to the country and to Asia, our stand is that activities for Dong Bang Shin Ki have to continue even with this disposition application. And about the problems arising from the discussion to do a cosmetic entreprise, we plan to talk over them and sort out the problems as soon as possible.”

It has been know that members YunHo and ChangMin has decided not to take part in this lawsuit. Both of them are currently preparing for their drama debut this September and year-end.

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DBSK vs SM [UPDATE]

Jaejoong, Junsu and Yoochun did request a disposition (note: not a lawsuit yet) asking SM to release them from their contracts. Yunho and Changmin aren’t involved. This isn’t just a rumour, it’s FACT. What remains a rumour is DBSK breaking up, although if the three win (which they are very likely to – read below) then it is a possibility. ‘DBSK‘ and ‘DBSK Disposition’ are hot issues on Korean portal sites right now and articles keep being uploaded, and it looks like SM is removing old posts by the members on their official website.

Jaejoong, Junsu and Yoochun’s side of the story (straight from the mouth of the lawyer representing them):

  • The three members and the lawyer have been in contact discussing this issue for over 2 months now.
  • They tried to negotiate a deal with SM Entertainment to resolve this issue in the best way possible but they could not reach an agreement.
  • Therefore, they were forced to request a provisional disposition on the 31st against SM Entertainment to have them released from their contracts.
  • The main reasons for them wanting to be released from their contracts include the fact that their contracts were basically like slave contracts.
  • Their contracts were for 13 years.
  • Their earnings are split 8:2 or 9:1 (with the smaller numbers being the five members and the larger numbers being SM Entertainment. For comparison, JYP Entertainment splits 5:5 with their groups even the new ones.).
  • *Other reasons being mentioned, though not by the lawyer, include the members being overworked and SM Entertainment not being happy with the make up business the three started with their parents.
  • If SM Entertainment does not release them from their contracts, they are prepared to file a lawsuit and go to trial.
  • An official statement regarding this issue will be released by the three members soon.

SM’s side of the story (straight from the mouth of their representatives):

  • They admit that there has been some disagreement between them and DBSK recently but they are ‘shocked’ that DBSK took the issue to court.
  • They are currently having an emergency meeting and will release an official statement soon.

While DBSK probably makes the most money in SM Entertainment, don’t think for a second that SM Entertainment is smart enough to keep them. Look at H.O.T. (LSM denied they were breaking up when articles began to appear about them breaking up just like they are now about DBSK; a few days later H.O.T. announced they were breaking up) and Shinhwa (SM only wanted to negotiate new contracts with two of the members; they are amazing for being able to leave SM Entertainment TOGETHER and buy the name Shinhwa from SM Entertainment).

On the other hand, note that the three asked to be released from their current contracts. This doesn’t necessarily mean that DBSK are breaking up or that the members are leaving SM Entertainment (they could sign new contracts).

The only thing you can be sure of is the fact that the three members are not happy with their current contracts and would like to be released from them.

Please DO NOT copy and paste this post to other forums/websites/etc without the author’s permission.

credit: stellar.remnants@soompi

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Jaejoong, Yoochun and Junsu File Lawsuit Against SM!

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One of Asia’s biggest group Dong Bang Shin Ki, has 3 of its members in a possible lawsuit against their own company SM Entertainment.

Dong Bang Shin Ki members Xiah JunSu, Micky YooChun and Hero JaeJoong had gone to Seoul Central District Court to hand in an application for provisional disposition to terminate all effects of their exclusive belonging rights contract with SM on 31st July.

It has been known that their reasons for doing so is that the contract with SM Entertainment has many irrelevant conditions attached. It is also known that the content to the contract the 3 members cannot agree to includes having them belonging exclusively to SM Entertainment for 13 years and also unhappiness over profit allocation.

The lawyer responsible for this case said, “We are currently preparing for a lawsuit against SM for this contract. (About the reasons to why) We cannot reveal the details now.”

There has also been saying that the 3 members have differing views to SM on their upcoming ‘Dong Bang Shin Ki cosmetic enterprise expansion’.

Currently out of the 3 members, JunSu is already doing a cosmetic business with his parents. It is said that there were plans for the company to operate a cosmetic business, with sheep placenta as the main ingredient, using the group’s name as the brand name in Seoul GangNam and GyeongGiDo IlSan. It is said that there were also plans for the business to be launched in China bringing in hundreds millions KRW in profit.

But it has been said that the 2 sides are having some differing views and also complications arose through their discussion on how the product and brand will go.

One of the Korean new media has known through phone call from SM and SM said, “We are aware that some of the DBSK members have some disagreements with the company, but we do not know that they have sparked a lawsuit with the company. The director board of the company is currently having an urgent meeting in an undisclosed place in Seoul to discuss about their countermeasures.”

They also added, “We will have our official stand asap”.

credit: Kbites

Korean fans are in chaos right now! I, myself, am having a hard time digesting this news. I was hoping this was all a rumor but SM released a statement so I guess that pretty much confirms it. I know I shouldn’t panic but this is just simply terrifying. Accordingly, Yunho and Changmin intend to stay with SM so it ‘s highly possible that DBSK might DISBAND! God I hope not!

Let’s all pray they’ll be able to resolve this. And let’s try not panic until we hear the official statements. God what a mess!

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SMTown Live ’09 Concert Songlist

01 OPENING! ‘SHOW TIME’ – TVXQ / Super Junior
02 Real – SHINee
03 Amigo – SHINee
04 Honey – SNSD
05 Wrong Number – TVXQ

[특별방송]

06 Hug – TVXQ
07 Twins – Super Junior
08 Timeless – Zhang Li Yin Feat. Xiah TVXQ
09 Into The New World – SNSD
10 Replay – SHINee

11 One Love – EunHyuk SuJu Feat. Xiah TVXQ
12 매력적인 21세기 – Uknow / Micky / ShinDong / Key
13 I’m Alone –Tiffany SNSD
14 In My Room – SHINee
15 I Will – Zhang Li Yin

16 Complete – SNSD
17 1 Year Later – SNSD Feat. Onew SHINee
18 Mirotic – TVXQ
19 Purple Line – TVXQ
20 You’re My Miracle– TVXQ

21 SORRY, SORRY – Super Junior
22 A Man In Love – Super Junior
23 Let’s Not – Super Junior KRY
24 I Believe – TVXQ
25 Love Like Oxygen – SHINee

26 Talk To You – SHINee
27 One More Try – Zhang Li Yin
28 다음겨울 – RyeoWook / YeSung / Onew
29 Snow Dream – SM TOWN
30 Can You Hear Me – TaeYeon SNSD
31 Way Go Go – SNSD
32 Etude – SNSD

[Dance Battle]
DongHae / Uknow / HyoYeon / EunHyuk / ShinDong / Xiah / YuRi
33 Special Guests Time
34 Show Me Your Love – TVXQ & Super Junior

[무대콤백]

35 It’s You – Super Junior
36 Juliette – SHINee
37 Tell Me Your Wish – SNSD
38 사랑이 금지됐다 – Zhang Li Yin
39 U – Super Junior
40 Love In The Ice – TVXQ
41 Gee – SNSD
42 Balloon – TVXQ
43 Let’s Go On a Trip – SM TOWN

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SMTOWN Live ’09 in August

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The annual SM Entertainment extravaganza, SMTOWN Live 09 has been confirmed for 16th August at Seoul’s Jamshil stadium, starting from 5pm and ending at 10 at night.

Other than BoA who is busy in America (no CSJH either), all other artistes under the SM label like TVXQ, Girls’ Generation, Super Junior, Zhang Li Yin, SHINee plus special guests (not revealed yet) will be entertaining fans throughout the night.

A SM Entertainment representative said, “This is a concert that’s highly anticipated by fans in Korea and the whole of Asia. All sorts of interesting performances by each group and individual artistes have been planned and can only be seen at SMTOWN Live 09. In addition, we have also prepared for special guest performers on that day.”

Pre-orders will begin at 8pm on 23rd July through GMarket ticketing website.

source: allkpop

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‘SM vs YG’ Online War

A scene from YG TV, the new reality program that takes fans into the everyday lives of YG artists such as Big Bang and 2NE1, has caused an uproar among netizens.

The scene showed G-Dragon’s negative response when he and the rest of the Big Bang members were watching SBS Inkigayo and Super Junior won that week’s Mutizen Award over 2NE1.

Accordingly, after Super Junior was announced the winner, G-Dragon uttered:

  • ‘Oh my’
  • ‘What the, SM’

Check out the video. Scene starts at 0:18

This of course did not escape the attention of  netizens who were outraged by Big Bang’s reactions and heated debates over the incident filled every internet forum. Angry fans were saying that YG is trying to put SM down, etc. VIPs, Big Bang’s fanbase, apologized for what happened but some netizens continue to fight over this.

Honestly, the first time I saw the video, I was kinda ticked off by GD’s reaction but after reviewing it a couple of times, I thought maybe he was merely disappointed that 2NE1 didn’t win and I don’t think he’s stupid enough to say anything to offend Super Junior or SM while filming.

I hope this whole ridiculous ‘SM vs YG’ war thing stops already. This is the last thing that we need – a nasty fandom war that will only hurt our idols. I don’t think Super Junior or Big Bang would be happy if they knew we’re fighting over this. So let’s all stop making a big deal out of this and just chill ok? ^^

credits: CieloNataly@YT + Kbites

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