First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
Post Reply [☆Bi /Rain] Discussions & Updates
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 12/29/10
J. Tune Entertainment merges with JYP Entertainment



On December 30th, Singer/producer Park Jin Young announced that the name of J. Tune Entertainment will be changed to JYP Entertainment, and that the two companies will be merged.

In a general stockholders meeting (to be held on February 16, 2011), J. Tune Entertainment will be electing Park Jin Young and CEO Jung Wook as members of the Board of Directors.

The current board members, including CEO Kim Yoon Chul, will resign, and the company will officially be absorbed under the ‘JYP Entertainment’ label.

Regarding the name change, representatives of J. Tune Entertainment stated, “Park Jin Young hopes to use the JYP label to bring J. Tune up to its status.”

Additionally, Park Jin Young signed on with J. Tune Entertainment, as explained by representative, “After acquiring shares and taking control of the company, Park Jin Young signed a contract under the agency in order to join forces with Rain and the celebrities within it.”

A representative of JYP Entertainment revealed to Newsen on December 30th, “Park Jin Young has decided to contract with J. Tune. His contract with JYP Entertainment expired back in 2006, and since then, he has not been under any contract.”

Source: Newsen via Nate

Copied from and Credit to Allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 1/25/11
Rain Makes a Special Appearance at MCM in London



Earlier today, Rain made a special appearance at the MCM store in London England, where he shook hands with crowds of fans. If you were willing to pay enough money to purchase a leather Stark backpack where the cheapest one starts at £365, he signed autographs on your purchases which included a photo with Rain himself.

This isn’t the first time that the singer has made a special appearance for MCM. Last year, Rain/Bi was at the MCM store grand opening at the Lotte Department Store in Seoul.

Copied from and credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 2/16/11
Rain discusses current feelings and future plans



After the ‘62nd Sapporo Snow-K-pop Festival’ finished on February 11th, Rain said, “Stages like today are very fun and feel precious to me.”

After playing ‘Rock Paper Scissors’ with his dancers at dinnertime and downing cool beers as punishment, he said, “My heart has become very light after the New Year,“ regarding last year’s ‘company’s stock dine-and-dash’, as well as ‘gambling accusations’ and other various rumors he went through.

2011 marks his 10th year since his debut and he has also entered his thirties in Korean age.

He laid out busy future plans, saying that he wanted to give his newly thirties self some slack, but meanwhile still wanted to fight as an Asian actor in America after military duties.

Rain was also interviewed at the concert, and you can read that below!

-

Q. “You must have gone through a lot of suffering with many rumors last year.”

Rain: “A person always has specific hardships he/she has to go through. Only the ones who work through all that can become happy. I can endure these kinds of hardships as the plan I have inside is vast.”

Q. “This is the 10th year after your debut in 2002. What kind of challenges have you made?”

Rain: “From one to ten, they were all challenges. If the whole picture is 100, I succeeded about 70 and missed 30. My first dream was taking the #1 spot on a TV music program. Luckily, when I looked back, I had gained a lot of things. As a singer, I accomplished a grand slam in MTV Awards, and I was chosen for America’s ‘Time 100’. Also, as an actor, I’d gotten an award from American ‘MTV Movie Awards’ with my first lead in a Hollywood movie in ‘Ninja Assassin’, and another award from the Berlin International Movie Awards with the movie ‘I’m a Cyborg, but that’s OK’ that I had appeared in. If my twenties were a time I whipped myself on with no sleep, I want to give myself some breathing space in my thirties after my military duties.”

Q. “It looks like Park Jin Young’s JYP Entertainment has become the biggest stock owner of your J.Tune Entertainment, and making you allies again in a way. What’s behind this?”

Rain: “We had just kept the promise between the two of us. We sometimes had talks about achieving our individual dreams and agreeing to do something that would create synergy. I respect Jin Young hyung because of his recognizing of me, a former student of his, as a partner. It’s still hard for me to approve of MBLAQ, who I myself produce for, so there’s still a lot of things I need to learn when I look at him.”

Q. “You’re entering the army around fall.”

Rain: “Before I go into the military, I want to study. I restarted my English and Chinese studies, and I’ll learn how to play the guitar. Of course, I have some regrets. It’s because I’ll be leaving a gap after finally being able to flower in the American market after five years since I started in 2006, when I’d try in America for the first time. Right now, I have two Hollywood movie offers, and I’m sad I won’t be able to do them.”

Q. “What are your plans after getting out of the military?”

Rain: “After finishing my duties, I’m planning to throw myself into the American market. I want to really challenge as an Asian/Korean actor as I reside in America. Recently, there was news of Asian-descent group ‘Far East Movement’ recording 1st place in the Billboard charts, but the possibility of an Asian singer succeeding in America is very low. However, if there’s a famous movie producing company and distributors backing me up, I think it’s possible to try as an actor.”

Q. “What do you think about the idol groups leading the music market these days?”

Rain: “I wonder if I was ‘really an idol’ 10 years back. Haha. People who dance better than me and are hotter than me keep coming out. And people like freshness, so they’ll switch teams often. This is why I like the phrase, ‘Become a person that cannot be replaced’. I want to say to my juniors that if they want to just look back on memories in the future, to just enjoy, and if they think this is a lifelong job, to study.”

Q. “You must feel proud of the K-pop boom in Asia, as one of the pioneers of foreign advancement.”

Rain: “I think now Hallyu’s bubbles are all going out and it’s starting to make its own firm standing. It’s such a thankful and great thing to be able to compete with music in the Asian area. Now K-pop singers have to take care of themselves and keep that flow going steadily.”

Q. “You’re appearing in movie ‘Red Muffler’ (fictional name).”

Rain: “It’s a fictional scenario about a war breaking out in Korea, and I’m appearing as a cool combat plane pilot. I’m practicing riding on combat planes. We’re going into filming at the end of this month.”

Q. “If you’re to imagine a middle-aged Rain?”

Rain: “I want to dance while wearing a tuxedo on a TV program after I age a lot.”





Copied from and Credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 2/19/11 , edited 2/19/11
Rain becomes Jason Bourne for Esquire



Singer Rain recently featured in a photo spread as a charming “fugitive” for Esquire, making him the first ever Korean celebrity to appear twice in the worldwide fashion magazine.

The photoshoot utilized a “Bourne Identity” concept, with Rain taking the role of Jason Bourne. Through his masculine poses, Rain confirmed once again why he is one of Korea’s hottest and sexiest men.

A representative at the set stated, “Despite starting at 5 in the morning and shooting in the cold -10 degrees Celcius weather, Rain took care of the staff on set and kept the atmosphere in harmony. He’s a pro who smoothly pulls off suits and casual wear and directs the photoshoot concept himself.”

http://www.allkpop.com/2011/02/rain-becomes-jason-bourne-for-esquire

Copied from and Credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 3/17/11
Still cuts released from Rain’s new movie, “Red Muffler”



Two still cuts from the set of Rain’s upcoming movie, “Red Muffler,” has been revealed for the very first time!

On March 17th, the movie alerted fans that they had officially begun their crank-in with their first recording on March 15th at a club in Kangnam.

Rain worked with castmates Kim Sung Soo, Lee Ha Na, and Lee Jong Suk as a F-15K fighter pilot. Rain and Lee Jong Suk received separate training from the Air Force Aviation Center prior to the recording. The Korea Defense Daily reported that Rain had also passed the 9G acceleration drill, a training program that even regular pilots have difficulty completing.

For a total of three weeks, the cast will continue to film the movie’s major scenes. The movie’s release date is scheduled for November 2011.



Copied from and credit to Allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 4/15/11
Rain wins TIME 100 Poll once again



Rain has won TIME’s 100 poll once again.

If you can recall, back in 2006 and 2007 he also topped the poll and he was runner up in 2008. After a few years away from the top of the list, his devoted fans have once again vaunted him to the top.

It seem’s TIME wasn’t surprised with the outcome stating,

“Korean pop star Rain has won the top spot in the TIME 100 poll, in which we asked readers to rank who they think are the world’s most influential people. By the time the poll closed Thursday night, he had garnered 406,252 “influential” votes and 33,813 “not influential” votes. This is certainly not the first time Rain has taken the top spot; he won in 2006 and 2007, and placed in second in 2008. Coming in a distant second this year was Jay Chou, Taiwanese star of The Green Hornet, getting 207,239 “influential” votes. Rounding out the top three was Britain’s Got Talent phenomenon Susan Boyle with 151,324 “influential” votes. The top-ranking American on the list was Beyoncé, coming in fifth.

Congratulations to Rain and his devoted fans for the victory.

Source: TIME

Copied from and credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 4/22/11
Rain shares his thoughts on marriage and about being on the “Time 100″ list



Rain was recently interviewed on the April 22nd broadcast of KBS 1TV’s “KBS Newsline” for being named “Top 100 world’s most influential people in 2011″ by Time Magazine.

During the interview, Rain stated, “It’s truly an honor to come in 1st place, and it came as a bit of a happy surprise. The online vote is a popularity vote and the selection for the Top 100 is chosen by select people all over the world from Time Magazine.”

When asked about recent controversial news about celebrities’ private lives, Rain replied, “Because I am also a celebrity, I believe that it’s important to have some privacy, but it is also important to show the public your honest self.”

Then, the news anchor suddenly asked if Rain is married (indirectly referring to the current Seo Taiji scandal). Surprised by the question, Rain answered, “I want to get married. (Although I haven’t entered the military yet) Truthfully, I want to get married now, but I’m not dating anyone at the moment.”

Meanwhile, in the revealed “Time 100″ list, Rain is listed amongst the likes of U.S. President Obama, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, and Myanmar politician Aung San Suu Kyi. In particular, Rain was the first Korean celebrity to make the “Time 100″ list back in 2006. With his second appearance on this list, Rain has become the first celebrity in all of Asia to make the “Time 100″ list twice.

Also, Rain has been invited to the “Time 100″ party, which will be held in New York City on April 26th. He is scheduled to leave for the event from Inchon Airport on the 24th at 7:30pm.

Source: TV Report via Nate

Copied from and credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 4/23/11
Rain talks military enlistment and Hollywood plans

Singer Rain revealed, “I plan to enlist for active duty later this year. After I am discharged, I will participate in an American movie.”

On April 22nd, Rain guested on KBS 1TV’s “Newsline” and was interviewed about his appearance on the “TIME 100″ list for the second time – the first in Asian celebrity history.

According to “TIME”, Rain has “successfully transformed into a movie star.” To this comment, the anchor asked him, “Do you have any plans to flim a movie in the States?”

Rain answered, “I have received many great scripts. However, because I have to enlist into the army this year, I have temporarily pushed them back. Later, after I get discharged, I hope I can film in the States.”

He continued, “I think I will enlist into active duty. I haven’t decided whether I will serve in the Marines, Air Force, or Army. I’m still thinking about it.”

Source: Newsen via Nate

Copied from and credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 5/17/11
Rain and Se7en have a random Twitter conversation



Singers Se7en and Rain showed off their unexpectedly close friendship with each other through a conversation on their Twitter accounts.

On May 17th, Rain asked his fans on Twitter, “Everyone, what is the best pet to take care of indoors? I need expert knowledge on this. Something that listens to me well.”

In response, Se7en uploaded a picture of a dog and replied, “Get something like this! A pet dog that looks like you!” The picture Se7en uploaded was indeed a puppy with small, squinty eyes that smiled exactly like Rain.

Rain tweeted back, “I think you need to go back to high school. Today’s punishment day!” Se7en then replied, “Ah hyung-nim, anything but that… I’m sorry. You already hit me a lot during high school.”

Afterwards, Rain lightheartedly replied, “What, when? I took care of you the most, people will misunderstand.”

Seems like an exchange only friends would feel comfortable with, right? Who knew?

Source: TV Daily via Nate

Copied from and credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 10/3/11
Rain is working hard before his enlistment



On September 28th, world star Rain uploaded a cute selca of himself while shooting for a commercial through his Twitter.

Along with the attached photo, the star wrote, “I’m so exhausted. I have so much to do, but so little time… I must work hard today as well. This is the commercial studio.”

Looks like Rain is trying to wrap up his activities before joining the army on October 11th. Despite being extremely tired due to his busy schedule, he took the time to interact with fans by snapping a selca with a cute peace sign. Fans were amazed to see his tall and muscular body which caused his shirt to stretch out leaving traces of his biceps and chest muscles.

Netizens who visited his site, commented, “Don’t overwork yourself…Health comes first~” and, “Wow, even your shirt can’t hide your muscles!”

Source + Photos: Osen

Copied from and Credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 10/3/11
Rain sheds tears, “Time has flown by like the Wind”



Singer Rain shed some tears as he prepares to enroll in the army on October 11th.

On September 30th, a clip from Rain’s concert which was held on the 25th, was uploaded on YouTube, revealing a touching goodbye moment at the end of the concert.

In the video, Rain is wiping away his tears as he thanks his fans for all the years in which they’ve supported and followed him. Rain had trouble talking after he began with his debut day, “Since April 24th of 2002.” He covered his face as tears continued to fall down his face.

Embarrassed by his tears, Rain put sunglasses on to block his eyes and continued his speech, “As an artist named Rain, time has flew by like the wind.”

Rain continued, “I thought about my auditioning days during the opening. It’s weird that it was so hard back then, it’s already been 10 years.”

The brave artist finished off his speech with a big bow to his fans after saying, “I’ll be back safely. Thank you to all the fans who dedicated themselves to me for the past 10 years. To my beloved father and sister, I love you.”

Copied from and Credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 10/15/11
Over 1,200 fans come to say goodbye to Rain

On October 11th, over 1,200 fans gathered in front of the military base entrance to say goodbye to singer/actor Rain.

The world star will officially be joining the army today through a base camp in Gyeongido. After five weeks of intensive basic training, the singer will move on to carry out his duties as a soldier.

Wave after wave of fangirls from both Korea and overseas flocked to the entrance area, diligently waiting for their idol’s arrival. Due to the massive number of visitors, numerous security guards and ambulance vehicles were stationed nearby as a precaution against any incidents.

A military personnel stated, “We prepared emergency vehicles due to the sheer amount of visitors. Accidents could occur, such as fatigue or physical injuries.”

Rain withdrew from his career with a big bang, as he released a digital single, wrapped up a nationwide tour, and even participated in the ‘Gangnam Hallyu Festival‘ on the 9th.

copied from and credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 10/15/11
Rain shares a final greeting video on his way to enlistment



To the dismay of fans everywhere, Rain officially enlisted in the Korean army on October 11th. On his way to the military training camp, he filmed a video to share a final goodbye with his fans and uploaded it through YouTube under the title, ‘Rain’s enlistment video revealed.’

The world star is seen sitting in a car, dressed casually in a hat and scarf to fit the autumn weather. Looking into the camera Rain says, “It’s an hour before my enlistment. I promise to be back soon. Over the past ten years I was able to achieve a lot of things because of your support. Thank you for all the tears and laughter throughout our time together and all the many memorable moments,” and ended his speech with a moving, “I love you.”

For his final greeting he said, “I apologize for causing such a fussy enlistment. Thank you for the ten years of love you have shown me,” and finished with a shout of allegiance.

Rain joined the military in Gyunggi-do, Korea on October 11th. Once he completes five weeks of basic military training, he will become an active duty soldier.
Source & Photo: Newsen

copied from and credit to allkpop
Moderator
13331 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
32 / F / Florida~~>USA
Offline
Posted 10/15/11
Photos emerge of Rain in the army



‘World star’ Rain bid farewell to his celebrity life a few days ago, but it seems like the celebrity life isn’t quite ready to let go of him.

Photos have been emerging on numerous Korean media outlets of Rain at his army training camp. Dressed in uniform and paying close attention to his officers, Rain looks every bit like the attentive, solemn soldier.

The army revealed the 1,400 soldiers that were recruited on the 11th of this month, which included Rain. He was placed in 5th rank and will begin training with the rest of the soldiers on the 17th of this month.
Source + Image: Nate

copied from and credit to allkpop
First  Prev  1  2  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.