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Update: Coffee Prince extension still pending

All right, first, let me just say that I don’t think we have to worry about Coffee Prince, or even Yoon Eun Hye.

I think a lot of the recent “news” coming out is a bit alarmist, which is a general flaw of the Korean entertainment media, which I think runs more like gossip reporting at times than news. I kinda feel a little bit responsible for contributing to the alarmism with my post yesterday. I don’t doubt that Yoon Eun Hye is suffering from headaches, but I really don’t think it’s a grave issue. (Personally, I’d wondered if that was a story leaked to generate human interest and sympathy in what is otherwise a dry contract negotiation. But that’s just my general cynicism of media.)

According to these two following articles posted by Newsen, both dated August 10, the extension of the series has yet to reach a final decision. Two key points:

The biggest obstacle in deciding on the extension is related to complications with Yoon Eun Hye’s management company Eight Peaks. In July, when Eight Peaks tried to force her to appear in their own production, Yoon Eun Hye demanded that they cancel her contract with them, and they have prevented her from receiving her pay of 20 million won.

“It is not that Yoon Eun Hye is opposed to extending the run of ‘Coffee Prince.’ It is only that because of issues with her management company, it is unclear to which party her payment should be sent.”

The drama department is not worried and believes it will not be much of an issue to produce the additional two episodes. Yoon Eun Hye is said to be in considerations (suggesting it is likely she will reply in the affirmative).

And lastly, here’s my personal opinion: People have contract disputes all the time. It’s not pleasant, but it’s especially common in the entertainment industry where so much money and fame is at stake. But a contract dispute ain’t gonna kill the girl. Come on, she can carry guys twice her weight and she can’t withstand a legal dispute?

Second: Again, I know I’m fanning the flames by bothering to post on this at all, but I kind of have the opinion that Korean entertainment media tends to report anything and EVERYTHING in order to generate “news.” So what could be a normal discussion is blown out of proportion with eager reporters ready to “expose” every step of the process, creating a false sense of alarm about the dire situation of all involved. I remember similar worries over Chae Rim holding out when Dal Ja’s Spring was extended two episodes, and there was all this talk of contracts and money disputes. In the end, everything went off without a hitch.

Source: Newsen

 
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yea i was figuring that it was mostly speculation that was blown out of proportion on a slow news day. but still hopefully yoon eunhye is healthy enough to get through the production of coffee prince, and the legal battle with her management company over her contract disputes.

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I totally agreed with you.
It must be really hard to be a celebrity in Korea. So much issues with their agencies.
Eight Peaks seem like a very company to deal with. I think this is like my 2nd time hearing about them re contract disputes.

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"Now, since it’s Friday,"

Wow, now this blog even reminds me it's time to put out the trash! Javabeans-ism is looking like becoming a whole way of life. But more seriously, the deflation of possible media hype re YEH's health is reassuring, and thanks, javabeans, for letting us take that into our weekends too.

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Sorry for helping with the fanning of the alarm :-(

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woohoo! hoping all works well. :D

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so..is the extension issue the only thing that is pending? it's nothing to do with the previously commited 16 episodes? coz personally i dont mind not having it extended if it'll only cause delay in their telecast. i also agree with you that the issue was just blown out of proportion. i mean i'm not saying that YEH camp is faking illness or something, i believe they're not. her illness is not the main reason for possibly not having CP extended it's all about legal issues which i hope they can solve amicably.
btw, TGIF, have a nice weekend everyone.......i'm eagerly anticipating Monday & Tuesday's telecasts & of course Javabeans Summaries ^0^

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totally agree with you !
entertaiement industry is like that !!!
thank you and have a nice week end ^^

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thank you so much for givin us this info, i was looking all over.

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Phew! Thanks! I was worrying about YEH's health all last night and today. Glad to hear that it's most likely just "media news" instead of real news. I wonder if her headaches are in any way related to all the crying that she's had to do... one of the most common and overlooked causes of headaches is dehydration. Also, by the time we think that we are thirsty we are already dehydrated. In particular with it being summer, please remember to drink water everyone! :-)

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a cool thing for YEH to do would be to just say, "Hey, don't worry. I'll just do the last 2 episodes for free." That's what i was thinking while reading this. kinda would clear up the issue, huh?

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Hahaha.. I'm laughing over the kotatsulove's comment. Hmm..
I like the cynicism, javabeans. Well. I am generally more cynical but I save my cynical for things I'm not very concerned with. With things I like, I generally think it's all sweet and dandy. What? I didn't say I'm not deluded. Doesn't mean I don't appreciate the cynicism though. Justified cycnicism always get a chuckle from me.

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kotatsulove it's easier said than done. YEH hasn't even been paid for Coffee Prince yet.
It's not up to her to just say, she'll do it for free. She is bound by contract to her management company, any little thing that she does against her management company can be held against her in court because her contract with them has yet to be terminated.

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Thank goodness, the coffee princess is ok. Hopefully, the coffee princess' problem will be resolved soon. Nice weekend, everyone!!

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Yup, I thought the same thing too. The entertainment media is like a roller-coaster - some people like the excitement of riding it UP and DOWN until you're right back where you started. I think we cynics.. tee hee... have lost our stomachs for it. Coffee Prince, on the other hand, is a ride I'M LOVING!

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About this article
http://asianfanatics.net/forum/Yoon-Eun-Hye-If-8-Peaks-does-not-cancel-the-contract-I-will-not-hesitate-to-sue-talk422010.html

Yoon Eun Hye already got the part for Que Sera Sera. She was personally approached by the director to be the main lead actress.
Infact YEH was already completed the script reading for Que Sera Sera, when all of a sudden 8 Peaks her management company, cancelled her participation for QSS without her permission or her knowledge, because they wanted YEH to act in a series that they were producing.

Because of what 8 Peaks did, it made YEH looked totally unprofessional in the eyes of the media and the QSS PD, thus it did tarnish her good image a bit, and it got worse cause, she also got the brunt of the netizens like some of Eric's fans because they blamed her for the delay of the series. - endurance

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so beautifull...

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