As the news of B.A.P filing a lawsuit against the agency to nullify its contract is spreading, TS Entertainment has stated that it had no idea.
According to the agency on November 27, it didn′t know at all about B.A.P′s lawsuit. TS Entertainment told Newsen on November 27, "The company found out through the news articles. It′s not something we′ve heard or knew about before," and "We′re checking on it right now."
It became known that B.A.P filed a lawsuit against TS Entertainment at the Seoul Western District Court to nullify its contract. It′s said that B.A.P began the suit due to unfair conditions and profit distribution stated in the contract.
B.A.P debuted in 2012 and rose to become a popular idol group. The group especially has much popularity in not just Asia but also South America.
All eyes are on Cha Seung Won and Lee Yeon Hee to see if they′ll appear in a drama together.
Cha Seung Won and Lee Yeon Hee have been offered roles in MBC′s new Monday-Tuesday drama, Hwajeong (tentative title).
Cha Seung Won′s agency, YG Entertainment told Newsen on November 27, "Cha Seung Won is positively looking into the role in Hwajeong."
Lee Yeon Hee′s agency, SM Entertainment also carefully stated, "We′re still looking into it."
Hwajeong, which was also tentatively called, Brilliant Politics and Princess Jung Myung, is a melodramatic fantasy sageuk. The drama is scheduled to broadcast in spring of 2015.
G-Dragon expressed his respect towards YG Entertainment’s head producer Yang Hyun Suk.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon attended the roundtable interview on November 25 in a café in Mapo-gu and shared thoughts on his musical career path.
Having officially debuted as Big Bang with the single album Bigbang in 2006, G-Dragon has a tremendous number of fans. On top of group activities, he has made consecutive hits with Heartbreaker in 2009 and Coup d’etat last year, proving his abilities as a soloist.
Music affiliates in and out of Korea have recently been focusing on G-Dragon’s global influence and unusual career path. It is because G-Dragon has been promoting all over the world, communicating with popular pop stars from different countries, not just settling down with his activities in Korea. Interest has been gathering, therefore, on whether G-Dragon, who has been promoting as an artist above being a singer, will begin the second stage of his life as a producer, training his junior singers.
When asked if he has any plans to carry out activities as a producer like Yang Hyun Suk, G-Dragon answered, “I’ve been watching him since I was young, but I don’t think I can do it. It really is not an easy job.”
Yang Hyun Suk has been leading YG, which houses globally popular groups such as Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High, Akdong Musician, Lee Hi, Winner, iKON and more, increasing the status of K-pop around the globe.
G-Dragon said, “I think (Yang) Hyun Suk hyung is exceptionally good in that field,” adding, “Even when I’m just working on albums, I make fans wait and can’t release albums on time but how could I produce someone else?”
G-Dragon continued, “It could be possible if I learn more, have more time and come across an opportunity. But looking at Yang Hyun Suk ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)
Nov 27 2014
Kang Nam, one of the most recognized up-and-coming boy group singers who frequents many talk shows and variety TV shows, rolled up his sleeves to raise awareness about the treatment of multiethnic families in Korea.
The 27-year-old vocalist of the boy group M.I.B., which stands for Most Incredible Busters, was born to a Korean mother and a Japanese father.
Kang starred in a video campaign organized by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family to raise awareness of the discrimination multiethnic families face.
In the video campaign, which highlights the positive nature of being from a multiethnic family, Kang said he could speak two different languages because of his background.
“I came to Korea when I was 24, and it was hard to adapt to Korean culture at first,” he added, “but I tried to overcome it by mingling with [Korean] friends by asking things that I didn’t understand.”
Nov 27 2014
Teen Top’s entertainment agency sued four Internet users who spread rumors about the six-member boy group in early October, according to a report by the entertainment news outlet OBS on Wednesday.
“TOP Media filed a lawsuit against four Internet users who defamed the boy group and the entertainment agency by saying that the entertainment agency hoarded the albums of the boy group [as a way to manipulate the album charts],” the report said.
The rumor first surfaced when the boy group topped the charts on the KBS weekly music show “Music Bank” in September with “Missing.”
After Teen Top was crowned No. 1 on the music show, some Internet users began to post messages saying that the boy group’s entertainment agency had stockpiled its mini-albums.
An official from Gangnam Police Precinct told OBS on Wednesday, “The case is still ongoing and the two parties haven’t met with each other yet.”
Nov 27 2014
Girl group T-ara will hold its first solo concert in Korea on Christmas Day, according to its agency.
Having debuted in 2009, the girl group has performed numerous solo concerts in China, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, but it has never held a solo show in Seoul.
“Dear My Family” will be held at Coex Auditorium, Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 25.
“Since the girl group wanted to communicate with their fans, we chose a concert venue that has about 1,100 seats,” said Core Contents Media in a press release on Wednesday.
The six-member girl group had been leading a stellar career after its debut by producing many hit songs such as “Roly Poly” and “Bo Peep Bo Peep” until it was involved in a bullying scandal in 2012.
The youngest member, Hwayoung, was ousted from the girl group and instantly uploaded messages implying that she was bullied by the other members.
Two days ago Gong Li leaves Taiwan with a smile, then her manager issues a statementChen Shiang-Chyi wins by one voteGong Li fans blast Joan Chen
courtesy of on.cccourtesy of singtao.comGong Li is upset about "falling off" the Golden Horse, blasting the event as unprofessional and unfairChen Shiang-Chyi's surprise Golden Horse Best Actress award leads to trouble
Shu Kei on facebook calls Gong Li shortsightedShu KeiStephen Fung, Joan Chen, Aaron Kwok all voted for Gong Li, but she still lost. Joan Chen was wrongly accused of blackballing Gong Li. The ancient dispute rumors claimed that A SOUL HAUNTED BY A PAINTING originally wanted Joan Chen but gave the opportunity to Gong Li, and Chen's RED ROSE, WHITE ROSE Golden Horse Best Actress winning role originally was Gong Li's.Gong Li's COMING HOME character is highly difficult. The jury says that hers is the textbook perfect acting.Chen Shiang-Chyi's EXIT performance is reserved and detailed, displaying a hard to grasp aura
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This year's Golden Horse Award has come to an end. The pre race favorite Gong Li was unable to become the Golden Horse Best Actress with the film COMING HOME. She even lost to Taiwan actress Chen Shiang-Chyi by one vote. Gong Li's manager yesterday not only called this award unprofessional but also said that she will never attend again.
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Nov 26 2014
Tong Dawei, Gong Li and John Woo
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The 35 year old Zhang Ziyi and boyfriend Wang Feng's relationship has been stable and wedding rumors have become frequent. Two days ago Zhang Ziyi promoted her film THE CROSSING (TAI PING LUN) in Guangzhou. When she saw in the film she and Tong Dawei held their child despite all the difficulties for a family photo, she lamented that she too long for a family life. She said that her ideal life was to be with her parents and child and live happily. When will she wed Wang Feng? She followed the momentum and rushed Wang Feng. "It should be soon, I am not getting any younger."
Zhang Ziyi has bought advanced tickets for THE CROSSING and GONE WITH THE BULLETS. She said, "Mr. Wang will definitely watch too." She said that she definitely would book a screening of her own film for her family and friends, which was also her happiest moment. Zhang Ziyi in recent years have moved her center of focus back to the Mainland. She said that Hollywood provided Chinese actors limited opportunities. Back when she was lucky to run into the production team of MEMOIR OF A GEISHA. She said that she has already been given Hollywood scripts, currently one script is tempting her but she has not completely confirmed it yet.
Nov 26 2014
Carlos Chan and Michelle Wai say their kiss scene feels like incest
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Artists Venus Wong Man Yik, Michelle Wai Si Nga and Carlos Chan Ka Lok last night attendd their film UNEXPECTED RELATIONSHIPS SOCIETY (OI MEI BUT MING GUAN HAI YIN GAU HOK WUI) charity screening. Rumored couples Wai Si Nga and Chan Ka Lok attended together. Being called "not avoiding dating publicly", Wai Si Nga said that he was like a little brother to her and revealed that Chan Ka Lok not only knew many members of the opposite sex but also was very lucky with people. When Wai Si Nga was asked if she could accept a relationship with a younger man, Chan Ka Lok cut in. "I will answer for her. She accepts relationships with younger men but she doesn't accept me!" She also joked that if they had kiss scenes they felt like incest.
Once rumored to be at odds with director Heiward Mak Hei Yan, Wong Man Yik dispelled the rumor with action. At the event she and Director Mak chatted and laughed. She said that they only changed collaboration format.
Nov 26 2014
A court offered mediation to ex-EXO member Luhan and SM Entertainment in an effort to reach a compromise before their court battle, it was belatedly learned.
The Seoul Central District Court decided last month to send the Luhan case to an arbitration panel just as it did for a similar case filed by former EXO member Kris.
In October, Luhan filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to nullify his exclusive contract with the management agency. The Chinese member has not returned to Korea since he left for China last month.
The court’s mediation offer would involve making a compromise prior to their official legal battle. If the judge thinks that both sides can come to an agreement, he or she can send the case to the arbitration department. Unlike other general hearings and trials, the arbitration proceeding allows the two parties to discuss the disputed issue more freely. If the two sides reach an agreement, the deal legally takes effect, just like a court ruling.
But it is unclear whether the two sides will be able to strike a deal. In the Kris case, the Chinese member and SM Entertainment stopped short of reaching a compromise in July.