Rain is back in Hollywood. No, not the one that brings traffic to a standstill, but rather the hearts of countless girls as a K-pop icon.
In his first project since being discharged from mandatory military service in South Korea, Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, will be starring alongside Bruce Willis in Brian A. Miller’s The Prince. The K-pop megastar is no stranger to action thrillers, as he made his silver screen debut in Speed Racer, then garnered a lead role in Ninja Assassin. He also acted in R2B: Return to Base, a Korean action drama.
Rain will be joining other notable cast members, including John Cusack, Jason Patric, rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Jonathan Schaech. The Hollywood Reporter said production will begin after Thanksgiving in Alabama, and the movie is being co-produced and financed by Union Investment Partners, a Korea-based company. Continue Reading »
If any of you end up feeling lonely this Christmas, Crayon Pop is back with a new song to mark the holidays and is inviting you to spend it with them. The new single, “Lonely Christmas,” was released today, along with a teaser for the accompanying music video. Like their first smash hit, “Bar Bar Bar,” the song is catchy, quirky and helmet-y. Continue Reading »
Former American Idol top 10 finalist Heejun Han is trying his hand on another audition program, but this time in Korea.
Han recently appeared on the first episode of SBS’s K-Pop Star 3, looking for a fresh start in his native country.
The 24-year-old quickly became a fan favorite with his goofy and quirky personality during his time on season 11 of the popular American reality show and hopes to do the same in Korea, where he was born and lived until age 12, when he moved with his family to Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
Reflecting back on his disappointing exit from American Idol, Han revealed that he has the opportunity to start over and embark on a personal journey. Continue Reading »
When the scandal erupted after K-pop star Ailee’s nude photos were leaked on the Internet, her agency, YMC Entertainment, said that the photos were taken four years ago when the singer was defrauded by a con artist who promised her a lucrative modeling deal for an underwear company. Many refused to believe the agency’s elaborate explanation, saying that it was a mere cover-up to salvage the the star’s image.
But the New York edition of the Korea Times reports that the police report for the scam was indeed filed in 2009, when Ailee, 20 at the time, resided in New Jersey. The copy of the report published by the newspaper shows that the scam was arranged via Facebook.
Ailee testified at the time that her close friend, only identified as Kim, spoke to her via Facebook’s chat option. Kim’s account was allegedly hacked by a third person at the time, but the conversation led to Ailee sending photos of her nude photos. Continue Reading »
Teen heartthrob, meet the heartbreaker.
G-Dragon and Justin Bieber, arguably two of the most iconic global pop figures, will be releasing a song together sometime next year. G-Dragon dropped the news this past Friday at the 2013 Mnet Music Awards (MAMAs) in Hong Kong, saying that he had already finished recording the song with Bieber, according to Mnet America.
The Big Bang star, who collaborated with several Western stars for his latest album, including Missy Elliott, Diplo, Baauer, Sky Ferreira, and Boyz Noize, said the new song was not a big project, but rather “an album where artists with the same heart decided to have fun.”
“It was less burdensome than a big album, so I’ll be able to show a better song to the fans if you have anticipation for it,” he continued. “I’ll reply with an album that will meet those expectations.” Continue Reading »