November 29th, 2012

🎯 Red Velvet: lit

Experts project SM Entertainment will post $40.3 million USD in revenue for Q4 2012

Asset management and Brokerage firm Korea Investment & Securities (KI&S) has predicted that SM Entertainment will bring in 43.7 billion KRW (approximately $40.3 million USD) in revenue, and 13.7 billion KRW (approximately $12.6 million USD) in profit for the fourth quarter of 2012.

The sales are expected to increase by 11% compared to last year, and a profit increase of 51.3% over Q4 2011. Even though the company’s third quarter results fell short of analyst expectations, they are still growing as a content-producing enterprise and theirgrowth doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The company is actively promoting in Japan and China, and there will also be a synergy effect for SM C&C. SM C&C plans to expand as an Asian video content and drama production center, in addition to becoming a global acting management business.

The projected results are based from Girls’ Generation‘s single and full album release in Japan, as well as their plan for a Japanese arena tour and American album release early next year. The SM TOWN concerts also brought in an incredible number of audience members in Singapore and Thailand. Not only so, but the Super Junior KRY unit had their own concert in Japan in front of an audience of 15,000, and they’ve added more dates due to demand. TVXQ has also started their world tour.

EXO is also said to have a new album slated for release in December, and will enter the Chinese market next year as well. 1-2 new groups will also debut next year, and f(x) along with BoA will be re-entering the Japanese market as well. The company also saw an incredibly successful year in Japan not only from Girls’ Generation, but also SHINee and Super Junior.

A researcher from Korea Investment & Securities said, “Based on their activities, the earnings that they receive from Japan is estimated to be around 20 billion KRW (approximately $18.4 million USD).Their domestic and foreign sales are increasing as well.

source: allkpop
omg @ '1-2 new groups will also debut next year'
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K.Will, Soyou & Jeongmin team up for Starship's winter song.

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Sources :

Article 1 : Koreaboo & Starship Entertainment's Facebook
Article 2 : Koreaboo & Starship Entertainment's Facebook
Article 3 : KoreaboostarshipTV 
Pictures : Starship Entertainment's Facebook, here & here.

Tada ! Complete articles with pictures from reharsal, teasers and finally, the music video. It's a nice winter song, hope you'll like it !
Heo Jiwon doesn't seem to have a tag, otherwise I would have put her as well.

Celebrities attend Chanel’s ‘The Little Black Jacket’ event

Some of Korea’s top celebrities attended a Chanel event in Seoul.

The event was held in Gangnam’s Beyond Museum on November 28th for the launch of Chanel’s ‘The Little Black Jacket‘ exhibition. Karl Lagerfeld, head designer and creative director for Chanel carefully selected 100 photos of celebrities wearing representative items from Chanel and these photographs will be featured in the exhibition.

Top celebrities such as Song Hye Gyo, Yoo Ji Tae, Yoo Ah In, Joo Ji Hoon, Lee Soo Hyuk, 2NE1‘s CL, Wonder Girls‘ Sohee, and 2PM‘s Taecyeon attended the event. Famous foreign models Poppy Delevingne, Yasmin Le Bon, Jessica Stam, and Frankie Rayder were also in attendance.

The exhibition will run from December 1st to December 12th.

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Source: allkpop
jinwoon and chocolate

JYJ’s Kim Junsu Says, “This Was A Battle Against SM, Not TVXQ”

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JYJ’s Kim Junsu recently opened up about his group’s exclusive contract nullification lawsuit. Kim Junsu met with reporters on the 29th at a hotel in Essen, Germany and when asked about the possibilities of TVXQ getting back together now that JYJ’s lawsuit with their former agency SM Entertainment has ended after three years and four months, he stated, “I lament the fact that I’m not able to introduce myself as a member of TVXQ.”

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Credits: StarMK
Shared & Translated by: Dongbangdata

AllKP has his answers to further questions about JaeChun and variety programs here.
Credit: Newsen.

Oh, Junsu.

Get in line: it's a Jonghyun fashion post

@realjonghyun90 Okay! I’ve decided. Tomorrow, my attire will be a company employee!

@realjonghyun90: The suit I coordinated are all shown for the first time today!! Shoes are shown first time!! Bag is also shown first time!! Almost all of them are new clothes!! I wanna be fashion people!! I wanna see HD!! Please send me cool pictures♥♥
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Sources Tweets are from Jonghyun's Twitter, translation credit to @shiningtweets, SFI's account for Twitter translations. Pictures as creditted by their respective watermarks, taken from Fuckyeahpuppyjonghyun at Tumblr. Original interview courtsey Elle Japan, subbed version courtsey TheBlingdinosaur at YouTube. 
Song Ji Hyo : Sassy
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‘I Miss You’ Park Yoochun, Simply an Actor

JYJ member and actor Park Yoochun is proving himself to be just an actor.

He is currently starring in MBC drama “I Miss You” as a determined and hurt detective Han Jung Woo. He had been living his life in guilt after losing his first love Soo Yeon (Yoon Eun Hye) and chases criminals with a steady charisma sure to scare anyone.

He seems to undergo very drastic mood changes and this can be dangerous for an actor but Park Yoochun was able to pull it off nicely. When he was down, he was really down but when his emotions were really necessary, he was explosive and expressive.

Many idol actors try to bring their stage mannerisms to dramas and this never works. However, Park Yoochun has definitely practiced his craft with his previous projects and he’s an actor who only focuses on his character, rather than his own self-image.

“I Miss You” continues to air the painful love story between two long-lost lovers and many are praising Park Yoochun’s portrayal.

Source: Kpop Starz

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Source Article 1: Kpop Starz | Source Article 2: Soompi | Source Article 3: Netizen Buzz | Shared by: JYJ3

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Source Video 1: FrenchNeri | Source Video 2: Paula Frank

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Source: OBS News | Translated by: Sheena | Shared by: JYJ3

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Source Soompi
Song Ji Hyo : Sassy
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Kim Jaejoong Part ?

(Introductory statements & previously translated parts omitted.)

Upon the news about the interview with Kim Jaejoong, a lot of his fans sent their questions they would like to know to Kim Jaejoong.

- How is living as Kim Jaejoong in South Korea?
It is really a bliss. The tough things I feel are what other celebrities also feel. The degree is similar. For my case, I think it is a bliss that I receive much economically and socially. It is grateful that I am working hard and doing what I love. Moreover, I am loved by so many for this.

- Do fans’ wild affection not give you a hard time?
“If JYJ had activities and opportunities equally as other idol groups or entertainers, they wouldn’t be this wild as now. However, I think, because they don’t have many places to express [their minds], they express themselves passionately when opportunities are given to them.

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Source: OhMyNews | Credit: Translated by Sofia (@126×204) and proofread by Cheryl (@4Dfruitbat) | Shared by: 126×204 + JYJ3

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Credit: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Shared by: PrinceJJ (More at the source)

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Source @coffeecojjee1

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Credit: As tagged

I've grown so lazy with the pictures. I really hate how it looks..