• Kris and Luhan to have their next court-referred mediation with SM Entertainment on the same day

    December 16, 2014 @ 11:26 pm

    Luhan and SM Entertainment's 2nd court-referred mediation will take place on January 16, which is apparently the same day as the agency and Kris's 3rd court-referred mediation. According to the Seoul Central District Court, Luhan and SM Entertainment's legal reps will meet again exactly a month after their 1st court-referred mediation yesterday, which resulted in no settlement. During Kris and SM Entertainment's 2nd court-referred

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  • Luhan and SM Entertainment's first court-referred mediation ends with no settlement

    December 16, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    The first court-referred mediation between former EXO member, Luhan, and his agency, SM Entertainment, took place at the Seoul Central District Court on December 16, but the two sides did not reach a suitable agreement.Neither Luhan nor SM CEO Kim Young Min was present at the meeting, but their legal representatives met up for about 30 minutes to relay each side's stance.  SM's legal rep stated, "It was a place for us to tell each other our

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  • Kai and Xiumin attend signing event with Korean Football Association as representatives of SM Entertainment

    December 11, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

    On December 11, SM Entertainment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korean Football Association. To commemorate the signing, the guest list included big names such SM CEO Kim Young Min, the President of the KFA Jung Mong Kyu, head coach of Korea's national soccer team Uli Stielike, and EXO's Kai and Xiumin. This particular MOU was signed to diversify Korean soccer and the Hallyu wave through the exchange between sports and the en

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  • Chinese cosmetics company uses photos of Luhan from his EXO promotions, SM to take action against copyright infringement

    December 11, 2014 @ 2:18 am

    Chinese cosmetics company KanS used photos of Luhan from his EXO promotions without permission from SM Entertainment for their advertisements, leading the agency to take action against this copyright infringement. The photo of Luhan covering his right eye with a heart in the poster is from EXO's Chinese CF and the photo of Luhan on the cushion is also from EXO promotions. Since SM Entertainment owns the copyright to the photos of Luhan take

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  • GOT7's Jackson is asked to choose between SM and YG + Hara and Suzy for his on TV wife

    December 10, 2014 @ 11:39 am

    GOT7's Jackson appeared on the December 10 edition of KBS 2TV's 'Vitamin' where the participants had to take a stress test, which included a difficult selection test.The question was, "The person with whom you'd like to be on a fake marriage program?" and was forced to choose between KARA's Hara, with whom he had cute chemistry during her visit on 'Roommate,' and miss A's Suzy, who is under the same agency as him.He said, "I really don'

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  • SM Entertainment and S.M.ROOKIES' Taeyong apologize for his past behavior

    December 10, 2014 @ 6:42 am

    SM Entertainment and Taeyong of the upcoming group S.M.ROOKIES have apologized for his past behavior. Evidence of the trainee scamming people on online auctions as well as threats he made against other users in 2009 has spread online among fans, and the agency decided to respond. A rep from SME stated on December 10, "He is deeply reflecting on his mistaken behavior due to his lack of discrimination during his junior high school days, and we sin

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  • SM Entertainment address the Philippine's Department of Health's plagiarism of f(x)'s 'Rum Pum Pum Pum'

    December 8, 2014 @ 10:45 am

    Previously, fans noted that the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) plagiarized f(x)'s "Rum Pum Pum Pum" for a public service campaign, which garnered widespread attention and criticism.  Regarding this, SM Entertainment has now stepped up to reveal that the agency had already began taking steps against the DOH for this act of plagiarism.A rep revealed to No Cut News and My Daily on December 8, "By no means have we permitted the use of the mu

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  • Luhan to enter first court-referred mediation with SM Entertainment this month

    December 4, 2014 @ 12:49 pm

    Luhan and SM Entertainment will enter court-referred mediation later this month!The Seoul Central District Court decided on December 4 that the first round will take place at 2:00 PM KST on December 16.  The court-referred mediation means that the two sides will need to meetup to discuss the issue at hand (i.e., the validity of Luhan's exclusive contract with SM Entertainment) in the hopes of reaching an agreement.  Failure to do so will take the

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  • SM Entertainment to debut numerous solo idol artists in 2015?

    December 3, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    Could SM Entertainment be continuing their string of solo artist debuts in the upcoming year? Reportedly, the agency will be debuting an existing idol with exceptional talent as a solo artist in January of 2015. SM Entertainment has remained ambiguous about who this artist is. Now, there is a report from media outlet OSEN suggesting the agency is preparing numerous solo projects to debut in 2015, heightening the anticipation and su

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  • SM Entertainment and Kris to have their second round of court-referred mediation this month

    December 1, 2014 @ 11:47 am

    SM Entertainment and former EXO member, Kris (Wu Yi Fan), will be entering their second round of court-referred mediation over the issues with his contract.  They will be meeting this month on December 5 at 10:20 AM at the Seoul Central District Court, making this their first meeting in about five months since they gathered for the first meeting back on July 8.  Last time, the mediation took place with just the legal representatives of both parti

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