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Outrage over ‘slave contracts’ for Korean stars

23 Jan


SEOUL – BEHIND all the glitter and glamour of the Korean Wave, or hallyu, many popular girl and boy groups here are struggling to assert their rights against powerful talent management companies.

Many of these celebrities and wannabes are bound by long-term contracts – some lasting over a decade – that also force them to put in long hours on punishing schedules. Some women are said to be forced to offer sex services to sponsors. Continue reading

SBS to take 20 idols to Thailand for Lunar New Years special

13 Jan

Twenty idols will be heading over to Pattaya, Thailand to celebrate the Lunar New Year with an SBS special episode.

The show will be hosted by MC Kim Jae Dong and will feature an ‘X-Man’ and ‘Love Letter’-like format.  Idols participating include SS501’s Park Jung Min, KARA, 4minute, T-ara, After School, SECRET, 2AM, 2PM, CNBLUE, FT Island, Super Junior, SISTAR and others.

They’ll be spending three days starting January 17th in Thailand, and representatives have revealed that there is a high chance the program will focus on pairing the idols up for a fun night.

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Which artists topped 2010 album sales chart?

6 Jan

OVERALL

1. SNSD 312,000
2. Super Junior 263,000
3. SHINee 155,000
4. JYJ 128,000
5. BEAST 112,000
6. 2PM 107,000
7. 2AM 96,000
8. 2NE1 64,000
9. BOA 63,000
10. KARA 54,000

GUYS

1. Super Junior 263,000
2. SHINee 155,000
3. JYJ 128,000
4. BEAST 112,000
5. 2PM 107,000
6. 2AM 96,000
7. SS501 49,000
8. CNBLUE 44,000
9. Brown Eyed Soul 43,000
10. TVXQ 40,000

GIRLS

1. SNSD 312,000
2. 2NE1 64,000
3. KARA 54,000
4. T-ARA 26,000
5. After School 17,000

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K-Idols to film a show at Royal Cliff Pattaya

6 Jan

SBS New Year Special [Korea Program]

17th -19th January 2011 SBS is bringing K-Idol to film a show at Royal Cliff Pattaya.
Exclusive VIP Party for only 50 people to get close to the idol while they’re filming.

Those who didn’t get into the VIP party can still watch it from afar.

***Details about VIP is wait to be confirmed***

MC: Kim Jae Dong

Artistes list (19 idols, 3-4 more await to be confirmed)

Girl Generation : Yoona , Yuri , Sooyoung
Kara:  Gyuri , Goo Hara
4Minute: Hyun-Ah
T-ara: Hyo-Min
After School: Uee
Secret: Sun-Hwa
Sistar: Hyo-Rin
2AM: Seulong , Jinwoon
SS501: Park Jungmin
Super Junior: Eunhyuk , Donghae
SHINee : Onew , Minho
FT Island: Lee Hong Ki
CNBlue: Lee Jung Shin
Booking info: http://www.royalcliff.com/new/upload/packages/KPOP.jpg

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List of Celebrities that attended SHINee’s 1st Concert in Seoul

6 Jan

1st January:

Lee Soo Man, Kim Young Min, Super Junior (Kyuhyun and Donghae), SNSD (Hyoyeon, Seohyun, Yoona etc), F(x) (Victoria, Luna, Sulli, Krystal), Go Ara, B2ST (Dongwoon, Yoseob, Doojoon), Lee Seok Jin, Park Jisun, Jung Yonghwa

2nd January:

Shim Jaewon, Trax, Super Junior (Siwon), SNSD (Jessica, Sooyoung), F(x) (Amber, Krystal), Jino and etc, Jung Yoogeun, Ssamdi, FT Island, Kara (Goo hara, Nicole, Han Seungyeon), Wonder Girls (YeEun), Miss A (Jia), 2PM (Nichkhun, Junho), Wheesung, Narsha

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Shindong and Park Gyu-ri to play voices for 3D animation pic

2 Jan

Shindong from boy band Super Junior and Gyu-ri from girl group Kara will lend their voices for American animation pic “Alpha and Omega (2010),” according to the film’s local provider Pan Cinema on Wednesday.

Pan Cinema announced in a press release that Shindong will play the voice of Humphrey, the omega-male and lowest rank of the wolf pack, while Gyu-lee will share her voice for Kate, who is the smart and proud alpha-female of the pack.

“Alpha and Omega,” helmed by director Anthony Bell and Ben Gluck, tells of the adventure of two wolves who struggle to find their way back home after being stranded in an unfamiliar place. It will open in local theaters on February 24.

Shindong made his debut in the 13-member boy band Super Junior in 2005, releasing numerous hit records and songs including “Sorry, Sorry,” “It’s You,” “Rukkugo” and “BONAMANA.” He has also played the voice of Theodore in the animation flick “Alvin and the Chipmunks” in 2007.

Gyu-ri is the leader of five-member girl group Kara that debuted in 2007 with the album “Blooming” and currently working on their singing careers in both Korea and Japan, promoting their hit songs “Mister,” “Honey,” “Lupin” and most recently “Jumping.”

The two are also co-hosts of MBC’s radio program whose translated title is “Shindong, Park Gyu-ri’s Sim Sim Tapa” which airs everyday at midnight.

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Korean artists to attend MBC’s 50th Anniversary Concert in Bangkok

28 Dec

Korea’s top idol groups are scheduled to attend and perform at MBC’s 50th Anniversary Concert in March next year. Popular groups such as Girls’ Generation, C.N. BLUE,SHINee, Big Bang, 2NE1, SE7EN, 2PM, 2AM, KARA, T-ARA, Secret, 4minute, BEAST, MBLAQ , miss A, and After School are in the lineup of this star-studded event.

The ASEAN Charming Festival Concert (50th MBC Anniversary Concert)

Date: March 12th 2011
Time: 7PM – 11PM
Place: Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
Ticket Sales Start: around February 2011

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