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Archive for August 11th, 2009

After three of the five members of the Korean pop band Dong Bang Shin Gi, a k a TVXQ, took legal action against the group’s management agency, S.M. Entertainment, on July 31, claiming an unfair contract, officials began examining how other top groups are being managed.

(From the top) DBSK, Super Junior and Girls Generation

(From the top) DBSK, Super Junior and Girls Generation

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With Korean pop group TVXQ embroiled in legal action against its agency, SM Entertainment, over an allegedly unfair contract, fans and agencies alike are focusing attention on the validity of so-called “slave contracts.” Contracts are dubbed as such for reported disadvantaging the stars and would-be stars who enter into them with management agencies.

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A U.S. beef importer filed a 300-million-won ($250,000) compensation suit with a Seoul court against actress Kim Min-sun for allegedly misleading the public into a boycott of their product and damaging sales.


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Daesung, a member of the group Big Bang, has sustained injuries in a car accident and needs to undergo four weeks of medical treatment. Dae-sung was involved in the accident on the afternoon of August 11 when he was returning to Seoul after the taping of the SBS TV show “Good Sunday – Family.” His car skidded on a slippery highway when it was exiting a tunnel. The rear of the car crashed into the guard rail, according to the singer’s agency, YG Entertainment.

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YG’s slutty quartet 2NE1 and pop group Big Bang will perform at the 6th Asia Song Festival to be held in Seoul.

They will join Super Junior and Girls Generation in the festival.

Here’s more from the Korea Times:

Korea’s popular idol group Big Bang and rising newcomer 2NE1 will be part of a start-studded lineup of Asian musicians performing at the 6th Asia Song Festival in Seoul.

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Dong Bang Shin Gi, a South Korean pop group also known as TVXQ, is expected to continue its activities in Japan despite the recent legal dispute with its agency, SM Entertainment.

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