Final verdict on JYJ vs SM exclusive contract case delayed until August

Final verdict on JYJ vs SM exclusive contract case delayed until August

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Final verdict on JYJ vs SM exclusive contract case delayed until August

The final verdict regarding the exclusive contract between SM Entertainment and JYJ (Junsu, Yoochun, Jaejoong) has been postponed.

Initially, both sides were set to be present at the Seoul Central District Court for the ruling on July 19th at 10AM KST, but Korean news site have reported that the meeting has been postponed. According to news, the rescheduled date has been set for August 10th.

Since May, SM Entertainment and JYJ have attempted six times since last year in May to work out a solution, which has delayed the court's decision. But because there has been no reconciliation between the two parties, trial resumed at the end of last year.

According to the article by Star News, SM Entertainment has proposed a settlement prior to the court's final decision, which was filed on July 11th.

In 2009, three TVXQ members, now known as JYJ, filed an injunction in 2009 against SM Entertainment due to unfair exclusive contracts with the agency. In April 2010, SM Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the three, confirming validity the exclusive contract and filing a claim of damage. JYJ followed with a counterclaim, filing a lawsuit that the contract was invalid.

Last year of February, the courts dismissed all claims against JYJ brought by SM Entertainment. The exclusive contract between the two parties was then declared voided, allowing JYJ to continue entertainment activities.

Source: Star News

Jazz singer Na Yoon-sun named as director of YeoWooRak Festival

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Jazz singer Na Yoon-sun named as director of YeoWooRak Festival

Jazz vocalist Na Yoon-sun (pictured), 46, was named as the second art director of YeoWooRak Festival organized by the National Theater of Korea.

YeoWooRak Festival, which has been held every summer since 2010, finds a connection between traditional Korean music and contemporary music under the motto of Here is our music. The first art director was Korean-Japanese musician Kunihiko Ryo (served between 2012 and 2014). The sixth festival runs from July 1 to July 26 at the national theater. . ... Read more

ZOMBIE MAMMA'S DRAMA REVIEW: Sensory Couple Episodes 5-6

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ZOMBIE MAMMA'S DRAMA REVIEW: Sensory Couple Episodes 5-6

This week”s episodes of Sensory Couple were just… Wow. In two episodes all my theories, guesses and expectations have been simultaneously proven and crushed and all I can do is sit here stunned while I try to process everything that”s happened. Needless to say, we”ve got some things to talk about this week so let”s get to it! . ... Read more

IU Adopts A Mature Look, Park Shin Hye Shares Hawaiian Vacation Photos

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IU Adopts A Mature Look, Park Shin Hye Shares Hawaiian Vacation Photos

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On April 26, IU shared a photo through social media which highlighted her move towards a more mature image. IU has been widely recognized for her ageless appearance but the 21-year-old star has been taking greater steps towards adulthood. Her attempt to change her visual concept was recognized by the Korean outlet Dispatch. Dispatch provided commentary on her photo through the article, “No more cuteness, IU shows a more mature look.” . ... Read more

Kim So Yeon's Agency Issued A Statement Regarding Her Alleged Lawsuit

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Kim So Yeon's Agency Issued A Statement Regarding Her Alleged Lawsuit

 

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Namoo Actors, the agency which has represented actress Kim So Yeon for more than 10 years, issued a statement to address her recent lawsuit allegations.

On April 25, representatives for Kim So Yeon addressed several issues in the dispute which allegedly involved her boyfriend, the head of an electronic cigarette company. Namoo Actors addressed the alleged relationship, in their official statement, citing that the cigarette executive was a school acquaintance of the 34-year-old actress. The talent agency strongly denied that the K-Drama star and businessman were romantically involved. . ... Read more

A musical tribute

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A musical tribute

Every Saturday, between April 18 and May 30, a performance will be held at the tomb of King Sejong (1397-1450) in Yeoju, Gyeonggi. Although Sejong is most well known for creating the Korean alphabet, Hangul, the king was also highly interested in developing Korean music. He founded a separate department for court music, ordered the publication of the music book “Jeongganbo” and also created “Jongmyo Jeryeak”, or royal ancestral ritual music. On May 30, the performance will take place at night. . ... Read more