Rain

In the second of four retrospective articles, we recall some of the entertainment stories that caught our eye in 2014. Good year for: Popular TV drama My Love from the Star had an impact beyond its 21 episode span. The lead female character, played by Jeon Ji-hyun, managed to boost sales of trenchcoats in Korea, […]

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Saharial’s Entertainment Weekly: another car crash of a week in the world of Korean celebrity

by Saharial 25 March 2013
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Rain is still on a no-show as a witness in the lawsuit against him by a fashion company investor citing that he is a soldier. But as he has had time to meet his girlfriend Kim Tae-hee, this excuse is not going down too well. This case is related to the debacle back in 2010 […]

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Saharial’s Entertainment Weekly: Rain, Tablo, Psy and Propofol

by Saharial 12 January 2013
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In 2008 Choi Jin Shil, a popular actress, committed suicide after threats and pressure from netizens and from her personal life. Two years later in March 2010 her brother committed suicide, and now on 6th January 2013 her ex husband Jo Sung Min also took his own life in the same manner. A former basketball […]

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Saharial’s Entertainment Weekly: Block B’s lawsuit and Rain’s National Service Lite

by Saharial 5 January 2013
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Its only the first week of January and the Korean media is already buzzing with a heap of scandal. First off the bat is Rain who enlisted in the army in March 2012, and joined the Defence Media Agency (DEMA) like many other stars before him. Whilst not having used up his three official holiday […]

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Maybe one reason why Psy is the most-watched YouTube video ever

by Philip Gowman 27 November 2012
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Me: So, he’s the most watched video ever! Korean friend: Yes. I click on it 50 times a day. Hmm. So is that how he did it? Well, maybe not (the video certainly deserves to beat Justin Bieber), but it’s an interesting thought. And on a related subject, the Joongang Ilbo reports on a story […]

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Rain is Time’s most influential person again

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2011
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Korean pop star Rain wins TIME 100 Poll — Again – TIME NewsFeed http://ti.me/gTao9a #. He also won in 2006 and 2007, and came second in 2008. Keywords: People: Rain

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Rain tops Time poll again

by Philip Gowman 10 April 2011
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Rain currently tops the 2011 TIME 100 Poll Results. Again. http://ti.me/e5LpEl #. This has surely got to be the last year that he features on the list. Keywords: People: Rain

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Rain Rain, Come Again

by Bella Frey 26 January 2011
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Bella Frey gets star-struck. And who can blame her? Rain in London in January, nothing unusual there. However Rain, as in Jung Ji-hoon, South Korea’s delightfully handsome mega pop star and actor, in London is definitely a once in a blue moon event. As soon as the news hit Facebook that he would be here […]

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Rain in promotional appearance at MCM Knightsbridge store

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2011
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Rain is coming to London on Tuesday 25th. Not the weather. 비. Jung Ji-hoon. At least, according to this: http://on.fb.me/glBESt #. Knightsbridge, Tuesday at 2pm. But to meet him you have to buy a backpack. #. Forgot to say – the backpack in question could set you back £475. Well, this IS Knightsbridge (and it […]

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Rain in Ninja Assassin

by Philip Gowman 22 January 2011
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Just watched Ninja Assassin. Entertaining, and Rain does an OK job. But the 2 minute Lego version is all you need: http://bit.ly/fzMGhq # Keywords: People: Rain

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The Rain and Jeon Ji-hyun rumours

by Philip Gowman 19 June 2010
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Yes, I know they deny it, but wouldn't it be a good story if Rain and Jeon Ji-hyun really were an item? http://bit.ly/a8UEko # Keywords: People: Jeon Ji-hyun | Rain

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Rain MV banned for breach of traffic regulations

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2010
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Rain’s latest music video, Love Song, has been banned for flagrant jaywalking. via @allkpop http://bit.ly/9zYlpS #. According to AllKpop, Yoo Seung Chan, PSY and Kim Jang Hoon have also had MVs withdrawn or edited as they too violated traffic regulations. Keywords: People: Rain

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Ninja Assassin: Could Stephen Colbert do this?

by Events Editor 21 January 2010
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Yes, it’s the UK release of Ninja Assassin, starring Colbert’s nemesis, Rain. Hollywood.com gave it 1 out of 10. “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a decent ninja flick,” starts the review, before explaining why it is that we’re still waiting. But the review is reasonably complementary about Rain, reserving its main criticism […]

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A belated look back at 2009

by Philip Gowman 9 January 2010
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For the past 3 years LKL has concocted a quiz of the year as a way of gathering together some of the news stories which have most caught our eye. This year, as I came to draw up the list in mid December I found it hard to think of anything amusing or diverting: most […]

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LKL 2008 Quiz of the year – the answers

by Philip Gowman 1 January 2009
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LKL’s annual quiz about the year’s events in Korea, including plenty of celebrity trivia.

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Post-olympics celebrity and trivia round-up

by Philip Gowman 31 August 2008
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It’s been so long since I did a round-up of celebrity news, and nowadays my knowledge of what’s hot in the celebrity world is derived from looking at my site’s statistics where I can identify the google search terms which have landing people on my blog.1 So here is a collection of random stories from […]

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Easter celebrity round-up

by Philip Gowman 22 March 2008
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It’s been a while since I rounded up some of the celebrity news as an excuse for posting some pictures, so here’s some recent items: First – Brits with Korean connections: Korea Beat has a translation of an interview with David Beckham, recently in Korea with LA Galaxy Kate Moss gets an advertising contract with […]

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