• Fair Trade Commission starts investigation into whether there was unfair practice by SM Entertainment based on Noh Min Woo's claims

    June 29, 2015 @ 7:22 pm

    The legal troubles for SM Entertainment continue.  Previously, actor and former TRAX member, Noh Min Woo, claimed he had once been a victim of the slave contract under SM Entertainment and subsequent blacklisting from promotions after leaving the agency.Now, the Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun its investigation into the suspicion of unfair corporate practices submitted by Noh Min Woo against SM Entertainment.  The FTC revealed on June 29 th

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  • SM Entertainment responds to questions about absence from the 'Infinity Challenge Music Festival'

    June 29, 2015 @ 1:12 pm

    It appears MBC's 'Infinity Challenge Music Festival' is raising some eyebrows this year as representative singers from big agencies like JYP Entertainment and YG Entertainment will be in attendance, yet no one from SM Entertainment will be making an appearance.Regarding this, an SM rep stated to TV Report on June 29, "The musicians under SM Entertainment have no plans to appear on 'Infinity Challenge Music Festival' this time. There is no special

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  • SME announces Girls' Generation's comeback date will be confirmed next week

    June 27, 2015 @ 10:11 am

    SM Entertainment announced that detailed information about Girls' Generation's awaited comeback will be revealed next week!On June 27, the agency stated, "Nothing has been confirmed for the schedule of Girls' Generation's comeback. The schedule will be confirmed next week. They've currently wrapped up filming their music video in Thailand with director Hong Won Ki." This comes as great news for fans who've been waiting for details for q

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  • SM Entertainment issues official response to rumors of Sulli leaving f(x)

    June 24, 2015 @ 10:44 pm

    We thought we may be in for a long wait, but SM Entertainment has actually responded sooner than expected with their official statement regarding the rumors of f(x)'s Sulli leaving the group.After checking into the situation, the agency offered a short and sweet statement to media outlets, commenting, "There is nothing that has been decided. We will make a decision on Sulli's future group activities after careful consideration." Another rep adde

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  • Forbes China ranks Luhan and Kris #37 & 42, respectively, in terms of earnings in China in 2014

    June 24, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

    Both Luhan and Kris have had a lot of solo activities in China over the past year, ever since filing their lawsuits with SM Entertainment. But just how much have they made in China during the year of 2014? Forbes China has revealed the answer.Forbes China added up the estimated income of the highest earning individuals in the country, from 2014 until the beginning of this year.Spotted among their list included Luhan at 37th place with a 2014 year

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  • [Update] Rumors say f(x)'s Sulli will leave the group and focus on her acting career + SM says they're checking

    June 24, 2015 @ 8:42 pm

    If rumors are to be believed, word on the street is that f(x)'s Sulli is leaving the group to focus on her acting career.Of course no word has come from SM Entertainment yet, but according to what Herald Review Star has discovered from insiders in the scene, Sulli will be leaving the group but will be remaining under contract with SM Entertainment.This may mean that the group may reorganize as a 4 member girl group and the expected comeback is th

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  • SM Entertainment remains vague with their response to Tao opening up his own studio

    June 12, 2015 @ 12:27 am

    The news of Tao's own studio or workshop has been stirring up much attention, so naturally, SM Entertainment was contacted for any information or updates they may have. The agency remained vague, stating, "We heard the news about his workshop, we're currently continuing to negotiate towards a progressive direction."As mentioned before, the workshop called 'Huang Z. TAO Studio' set up an official Weibo and indicated that news about Tao w

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  • f(x)'s Victoria says she's grateful to SM Entertainment

    June 9, 2015 @ 11:50 pm

    A few weeks ago there were rumors that f(x)'s Victoria was looking to terminate her contract with SM Entertainment, which the company had immediately denied. To further put those rumors to rest, Victoria herself spoke on the matter and expressed her gratitude towards her agency.On June 9 at the TV festival for the Chinese drama 'Beautiful Secret' in Shanghai, Victoria was asked about her rumor on terminating her contract with SM Enterta

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  • ABC News talks about how K-pop rules Asia featuring S.M.ROOKIES' Mark

    June 9, 2015 @ 1:50 pm

    American news outlets have talked about the global phenomenon of K-pop, and this time around ABC News tries to explain why she thinks K-pop is so popular across Asia.In the video above, ABC reporter Joohee Cho talks about the training system trainees go through in order to debut, which differs from the typical way singers in America debut, by being 'found' on YouTube or other means.The news clip features footage of many of your favorite SM idols,

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  • SM Entertainment delivers sad news for fans, TVXQ's Yunho's enlistment date confirmed

    June 8, 2015 @ 10:18 pm

    Well, SM Entertainment was right earlier, TVXQ's Yunho isn't enlisting on July 6 as the earlier reports suggested... because he's enlisting on July 21! Do you hear the sounds of fans wailing already?The agency announced, "Yunho will be entering the basic 5 weeks of training on July 21. Afterwards, he will carry out his service as an active duty soldier for 21 months."As for the specific time or location? That's being kept a secret. "Because Yunho

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