THSK on TBS Yumekanaetaroka Special 2009 (Dreams Come True) (Jan. 4)

•January 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

These are English subbed (not by me).

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DBSK HA HA HA UCC video #6 – Videos + Images

•January 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Two versions of a new HA HA HA Song Campaign plus some HQ images from the official site! 🙂

Dance:

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New Years messages/autographs from DBSK (+Shinee, SNSD, SuJu)

•January 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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You can also find SNSD, Shinee, and Super Junior messages and autographs here!
“Always keep the faith!”

via DNBN; SM Fanclub

Yunho visits his high school + donates 600,000 won as scholarships for six students

•January 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Yunho of popular boy band, Dong bang shin ki visited his old high school, Kwang-il High school on January 2nd to pay respects to his teachers in the New Year. After meeting his teachers and signing for his hubaes (juniors), the DBSK member set up a scholarship fund of 600,000 won for 6 students. Afterwards, Yunho took 70 of the school people out to lunch (and hopefully paid).

And in parting, Yunho told his younger classmates to “dream big.”

via Popseoul
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DBSK, Rain, Shinee facing copyright issues

•January 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

In the aftermath of the completion of the various Gayo Daejuns in Korea, there was news last Friday that some singers had used some music for their performances without the required permission from copyright holders.

According to reports, DBSK leader U-Know Yunho and Rain had used Justin Timberlake Magic as the background music for their performances in the SBS Gayo Daejun and KBS Gayo Daechuk respectively. But the tune was apparently used without any permission being sought from the copyright holders. In addition, Shinee’s Taemin has also met with the same problem, using Usher Dat Girl Right There for his dance performance at the SBS Gayo Daejun.

A SonyBMG who holds the rights for both songs expressed that Magic and Dat Girl Right There had not been released officially through any channels. They thus do not understand how they had gotten their hands on the songs. Although Magic was illegally uploaded in October last year but it wasn’t included in any of Justin Timberlake’s album thus they are left perplexed at this.

DBSK and Shinee’s manager responded by saying that they didn’t know that the song was obtained through illegal means and expressed their regrets. Rain’s management, J. Tunes expressed that they did not use the music illegally on purpose but only knew that it was an American song. Some Korean netizens felt that it was a national insult, “Even though the singers have called on fans not to download music illegally, why are they infringing on copyrights themselves?”

via Coolsmurf

DBSK on Mecha Mecha (Jan. 3)

•January 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Kohaku ratings bounce back with White Team win

•January 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The audience ratings for NHK’s 59th Kohaku Uta Gassen have been announced. Ratings were up from last year, reaching 35.7% for the first half and 42.1% for the second half.

The news was a welcome change, as the past two years had dipped below the 40% mark. The second half of the show had ratings of 39.8% in 2006 and 39.5% in 2007, which are the 3rd and 2nd worst performances in the show’s history.

The first half ratings were also an improvement, climbing up from 30.6% in 2006 and 32.8% in 2007.

This Kohaku Uta Gassen was the fourth consecutive victory for the White Team (male artists), bringing their overall total record to 31 wins and 28 losses. It was a convincing win, as the White Team received nearly 206,000 votes compared to the Red Team’s 112,000.

via TokyoGraph