Group JYJ's YoungWoong Jaejoong is currently the most sought-after idol star for dramas and many are wondering if this means he will debut into the domestic drama scene any time soon.
Beating all the idol stars currently active, YoungWoong Jaejoong is the most sought-after idol amongst drama producers and has been receiving numerous love calls. Though there are many idols who have gone into acting, a rumor is circulating within the industry that YoungWoong Jaejoong is an actor who 'will bring great success if you catch him'.
A representative in the drama production field stated, "'Sunao Ni Narenakute', the Japanese drama YoungWoong Jaejoong appeared in, attracted quite a large amount of popularity in Japan," and "As it is now important for drama producers to take the Japanese market into consideration, YoungWoong Jaejoong has become the most sought-after star in the domestic drama industry."
Also, the fact that YoungWoong Jaejoong has been highly praised for his acting, which is more stable compared to that of other idols who have been swept up in controversies over their lack of acting abilities, in the movie 'Postman to Heaven' and the Japanese drama 'Sunao Ni Narenakute' is an added bonus.
Regarding this, YoungWoong Jaejoong's representative stated, "It is true that he has been receiving many offers to appear in Korean dramas. He is indeed planning to appear in a domestic drama. However, nothing has been set in stone yet, and he is currently considering when and what production he wishes to appear in."
If YoungWoong Jaejoong is successfully cast in a drama, it will become an issue hotter than member Micky Yoochun's decision to appear in the KBS drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' as this will be his domestic drama debut.
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It has been found that TVXQ's Kim Jaejoong, Park Yoochun and Kim Junsu (JYJ) attempted to appear on TV but it fell through in the end.
According to a representative in the Kpop industry, JYJ were nominated to perform a celebratory number at 'The 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards' that was aired on November 26th on KBS 2TV. For this, their KBS Kpop review was quickly done a week before the awards ceremony.
Usually, the review is done even before the album is released, but for JYJ, their review was done one month after their 'The Beginning' album was released in October.It has been confirmed that a total of seven songs, including JYJ's title song 'Empty', were deemed suitable for airingaccording to the results published on November 24th after the KBS Kpop review.
However, JYJ's appearance fell through. This seems to be because of JYJ's legal dispute with SM Entertainment. Furthermore, an extreme amount of pressure would have been placed on KBS if they had allowed JYJ to perform as pop culture-related associations are siding against JYJ, such as the Korean Federation of Pop Culture and Art Industry that sent out an official document to broadcasting and cable companies, as well as music distribution companies, demanding that JYJ's activities be restricted.
However, the 'Blue Dragon Film Awards' was not the only event where this happened. Even though it is now almost two months since JYJ's album release, we still cannot hear their music on TV or the radio. This has occurred though there have been many netizens asking radio stations to turn JYJ's music on as they have yet to hear these songs anywhere though the album has been released.
One Kpop representative stated, "If JYJ does not solve their dispute with SM, they will be faced with many more obstacles in the future if they wish to continue to sing," and "There are many producers who have raised their voices stating that regulations on activities must become more strict so that something like this does not happen again."
JYJ filed an exclusive contract suspension injunction against SM last July. They began their activities by releasing their first album under the name JYJ and holding showcases, but they have not been able to stand on a TV show's stage in Korea yet.
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Jaejoong wants to meet up with his crew (English tweet/Jaejoong)@telishashaw How are you doing guys? You want to meet soon^^(6:21pm KST)
Cleaning the house is soothing for the soul Jae *nudges* (Suk Jin)@annkokho I've arrived in Thailand safely. (Jaejoong)@kkjj4 Noona, the cleaning lady comes tomorrow, not today ..There's a mountain-load of trash from yesterday .. I should have cleaned it all up with your husband yesterday..(6:26pm KST)
JiJi is obviously King of the House while Jaejoong's Stuck Piled in Wrapping Paper (Jaejoong)I just opened all the presents I got from fans yesterday at once.. and 70% of them..were presents for JiJi.. 70% were dolls for JiJi and cat products..Now there's a pile of trash here..(6:32pm KST)
Yoochun pops out with pictures of his Manager, where's YOUR handsome face, boy? (Yoochun)If I was a girl, I would get married to a guy like this~!!http://yfrog.com/gy8lz0j(10:09pm KST)
Korean boy band JYJ, composed of former TVXQ members Jaejung, Yuchun and Junsu, will likely take the stage at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards, making it the first time they will perform on television since debuting as a trio.
"It's not 100% confirmed as of yet but we in currently in talks with JYJ for a congratulatory performance during the 2010 KBS Drama Awards," a high-ranking official from KBS said. "It would be great if they performed the song 'Calling You' from the drama 'SungKyunKwan Scandal' since Yuchun gave such a memorable performance in the drama."
He went onto explain that they are fine-tuning on several details including how many songs JYJ will sing at the awards ceremony.
Jaejung, Yuchun and Junsu made their debut in 2004 as part of the popular boy band TVXQ, but despite their phenomenal success in Asia, they ceased their activities as a group after being involved in a legal dispute with the Korean agency SM Entertainment.
They made a comeback to the music scene in October as a trio under the name JYJ and released their worldwide studio album "The Beginning" on October 14, kicking off their global showcase to promote their album and themselves in Seoul and the United States.
JYJ recently held two series of show titled the "JYJ Worldwide Concert in Seoul" at the Main Olympic Stadium in Jamsil last month.
For two months from late August, Yuchun had starred in KBS' 20-episode series "SungKyunKwan Scandal" alongside cast members Park Min-young, Song Joong-ki and Yoo A-in. The show fared moderately well, posting ratings in the mid-ten percent range toward the end of its run.
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Last month, due to the Yeonpyeong Island bombing incident, the main source of revenue from tourists coming from sales of cosmetics stores in the Myeongdong distrct have decreased by 30%. On the contrary, sales from Nature Republic has increased by 4 times compared to the average volume of sales.
As the spokes-people for the Nature Republic brand and the center of the hot Hallyu wave, JYJ held their Seoul concert on November 27 and 28, spurring a massive influx of Japanese fans as well as tourists from other countries and initiating a cosmetics-buying frenzy.
Despite being under the extremely tense situation of the bombing attack, the reason for Korea's increase of tourism has every reason to be associated with JYJ's influence.
However, other cosmetic brands have also suffered a 20%-50% decrease of sales, even with the endorsements of Won Bin, Kim Hyun Joong, 2PM, Song Joong Ki, and SNSD. JYJ has without a doubt, the most influence across the southeast Asian countries with noticeable effects.
After Rain's endorsement, JYJ's invitation of being the faces of Nature Republic is positively expanding the industry's market share.
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