J. Tune Entertainment announced on July 24 that SK Broad & TV has decided to dedicate a channel to Rain.
The 27-year-old is set to have his very own Internet protocol television (IPTV) channel where viewers can tune in to watch Rain all day/night long!
The History section will showcase all his music videos from his last five albums, while the Designer Rain category offers fans a peek behind-the-scenes of Rain’s fashion brand Six to Five.
Other programmes include commercials, performances, live concerts, photo shoots and other clips of Rain as he ekes out a living as a singer, actor and designer. Phew!
A J. Tune Entertainment rep said: “As this is the first time for a local celebrity to have an exclusive channel on television, we feel a great deal of responsibility. We will put forth our efforts to bring more exclusive channels for artists in the long run. This channel has given us the opportunity to look for ways artists can get closer to and communicate better with fans.”
It has been a year since Rain got together with his fans but that is about to change as the Energizer Bunny will be holding his 2009 Global Fan Meeting at Kyung Hee University tomorrow (July 29).
Rain’s upcoming Hollywood flick Ninja Assassin will be released in Nov 2009.
pic credit: Newsen
* Wargh!!! 24/7 ? Doesn't it sound like... Rain is yours... LoL
Jo In-seong was born and raised in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
He started his acting career by taking a role in popular daytime sitcom Nonstop. Eventually he was cast in a minor role in his first TV drama, Piano, on SBS, co-starring Ko Soo as his stepbrother. However, he began to gain fame with his main role in the series To Shoot the Star. He was acclaimed for his portrayal of an illiterate actor. After that he starred in the hit Korean movie The Classic, in which he played "Sang-min", a man who is unable to show his love to "Ji-Hye" (Son Ye-jin).
In 2004, he was back in TV dramas again in Something Happened in Bali, with the actress Ha Ji-won. This TV drama also achieved high ratings, and he received prizes for Best Kiss and Best Tears at the SBS Awards. In 2005, he played 'Eun Sob' in Spring Days opposite Ji Jin-hee (a famous actor from Dae Jang Geum). Eun Sob is a doctor who has an unpleasant past with his mother and his stepfather. Eun Sob is also in love with a girl who loves his brother (Ji Jin-hee). In 2005 he was in the movie A Dirty Carnival, in which he played Byung-doo, a charismatic and yet gentle small-time gangster who seeks a happier life. In December 2008, Jo In-seong returned to the screens with A Frozen Flower. He began serving his two-year mandatory military service in April 2009.
He went to college first at Chunnam Science College and later at Dongguk University, where he majored in Performing Arts. However, he was dismissed by faculties because of lacking class attendance. He first debuted as fashion model for Ziozia. Jo is one of the most popular actors in South Korea and appears in many advertisements.
Guest appearance on TV show
Jo appeared in two episodes of the MBC TV comedy variety show Infinite Challenge on March 15-22, 2008. These episodes were about wrestling training in order to encourage South Korean national team before the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Awards and nominations
2004 Baeksang Art Globe : Best Acting on TV (Male)
2006 Korea Film Awards : Best Actor
2007 Maxmovie: Best Actor
2007 Pyeongtaek Pierson Film Festival's New Currents Movie Star Awards: Best Actor of the Year
Han Hyo-joo, who shot to fame for her title role in "Brilliant Legacy,'' a weekend SBS drama, has been cast in a new KBS drama.
Han recently decided to star in the drama, tentatively named "Pursuing Servants,'' according to news reports.
KBS, However, denied the reports, saying Han's casting is still considered and not finalized.
The drama is about hunters keeping track of servants and set in the middle of the Joseon Kingdom. Harimao Pictures, the producer of the hit movie "Secret Couple,'' is to produce the drama that will be broadcast on KBS 2TV in October.
Han will appear as the daughter of servants who is loved by two men. Her starring role in the drama is drawing keen attention as she has emerged as a Cinderella of the Korean small screen because of her brilliant performance in "Brilliant Legacy'' with singer and actor Lee Seung-gi.
Han, 22, affliated with Fantom Entertainment Group, made her debut in the sitcom "Nonstop 5.''
* Once you're known to be good in acting you'll getting busy than before...
I guess I'll be waiting for this drama too... I'm kind of attach to her acting since Secret Waltz & Iljimae ^^
Lee has been appearing in the SBS TV series Shining Inheritance and the KBS TV2 show "Happy Sunday", and has released a digital single called "Will You Marry Me?"
The series "Brilliant Legacy", in which Lee plays a leading role, has topped viewer ratings for six weeks in a row among all TV shows. Over the past two weeks, the series recorded viewer ratings of 39 percent and is just a step from hitting the 40-percent mark. Lee's role in Shining Inheritance is his first leading role, and it has recently drawn the spotlight for portraying a romance with actress Han Hyo-joo The KBS show "Happy Sunday", on which Lee is also active these days, has recorded viewer ratings of over 30 percent for the third straight week. Though it trails the SBS TV show "Good Sunday" in terms of overall ratings, the viewer ratings of one of its segments -- "One Night And Two Days" -- has remained above the 30-percent mark for three weeks in a row. On July 5, the show's ratings remained at 19.4 percent -- lower than the 24.7 percent recorded by " Family ". However, the "One Night And Two Days" segment recorded 30.57 percent.
Lee's digital single "Will You Marry Me?" which he released in June has topped the mobile phone caller ring charts and online sound charts. It has topped Nate's caller ring chart since late last month, and has remained at the number one and two spots on Cyworld's real-time music charts.
Lee's popularity is rising in the TV commercial market as well. Lee's agency, Hook Entertainment, said Lee has recently signed six deals to appear in TV commercials as a result of his popularity as an actor and that he continues to receive offers.
Lee is to release his 4th studio album next month. His agency said the singer will finish recording his new album late this month after finishing filming the drama. "His efforts and preparations made so far will gradually bear fruit", said the agency.
* He really know where to begin, what to do and when to start. He have been rejecting offers from great drama too such as Iljimae... maybe he just know when was the right time the right place and the right drama he should be. Hmm anyway... he really can act. ^^
Oh have you heard his new single? it was good. To download ClicK HeRe
An arrest warrant was sought Sunday for the head of the late actress Jang Ja-yeon’s former agency on charges of intimidation and violence, embezzlement and fleeing to avoid police questioning.
Kim Sung-hoon upon his arrival at Incheon Airport after he was deported from Japan
But the warrant request does not include his alleged coercion of Jang into providing sexual services to corporate and media heavyweights. Police said the probe period since his extradition from Japan to Korea Friday was too short, adding they will intensify their investigation into the allegation once the warrant is issued.
The 40-year-old agent, Kim Sung-hoon, had been hiding in Japan since December. Jang committed suicide in March, claiming in a suicide note that he forced her to provide sex and entertainment to influential showbiz figures.
“So far, he claims that there were many events with drinking for his business, and that Jang voluntarily accompanied him to several functions. We’ll focus on probing the forced sex allegations after the warrant is issued,” police officer Han Pyung-hyeon at the Bundang Police Office said.
Police said that Kim admitted to his alleged violent behavior towards her.
“Kim testified that he hit her on the head and in the face with his hands and a plastic bottle during a party inside his agency building in southern Seoul in June last year, because she revealed his private information to others. But he claims it was a minor tapping,” Han said, adding the “private information” was related to drugs.
He also allegedly sent a text message to one of Jang’s acquaintances saying that he took drugs with her, and threatened Jang, saying he would spread the rumor which could have dealt a serious blow to her showbiz career.
Police took samples of Kim’s hair and urine to verify whether he took narcotics.
Kim is also suspected of embezzling part of the money that the late actress was supposed to receive after shooting a film in January.
The prosecution also included a fleeing charge in the warrant request. Police arrested Kim on Nov. 26 on suspicions of sexually harassing a male model, but he fled while police officers were searching his car to find illegal drugs, and flew to Japan on Dec. 2.
A court will decide whether to issue the warrant today. If it is issued, police will resume the probe into the showbiz figures allegedly implicated in the scandal. In April, police wrapped up an initial investigation as they had difficulty confirming allegations without questioning Kim, booking nine people and suspending investigation of another four. (Korea Times)
The first episode started with the Jewelary fashion Show attended by Go Eun Sung step- mother. From the start it shows her wealthiness, her attitude towards others, her simple gestures and smiles show how arrogant she can be... but still we would never guess how evil that simple, nice and charismatic lady could be...
Go Eun Sung and Hwan come back from US at the same day, same flight and they even stand at the same place together...
Go Eun Sung firts met with Park Jun Se...
And Hwan with Seung Mi...
Their first encounter wasn't that great since they started with a good racing at road which show us how great their tempered are...
Both of them started chasing each other after Hwan carelessly throwing things out from his car...
Tired of the chasing scene Hwan make a sudden stop
This is how evil he can be... ^^
Long Story short... let's meet the grandmother who soon change both Go Eun Sung & Hwan. As a chairman, she's calm, friendly, charismatic, and have a sharp eyes.
This is just a part of it... but for me episode 1 was great and entertained much to watch... I knew it... I won't be regret for watching it...
Now I have a chance to watch just another great drama, great story line, great personality and it was great to watch something fresh.
In the first episode... you won't see much for LSG acting skills... so I'm not gonna judge anything but for HHJ. She is really great. She make everything alive... the way she laugh, angry and even cry... I like it coz she make it real rather than just acting...
the 1st episode itself get my attention. It was great to watch different side of Lee Seung Gi especially after knowing how goofy and happy he was in 1N&2D... I don't know about others but he portrayed the character really well. And for Han Hyo Joo wasn't that bad... comparing to her character in Spring Waltz... I think she's getting better... I mean she's great in Spring Waltz but she make it even great in this drama ^^ ( like how she could cried out so real and look cute sometimes).
The rating for this drama is getting higher... why? because it's getting better ^^
* Title: 찬란한 유산 / Chanranhan Yusan * Also known as: Shining Inheritance / Brilliant Legacy / Beautiful Legacy * Previously known as: 인생은 아름다워 / Life Is Beautiful * Genre: Romance * Episodes: 26 * Broadcast network: SBS * Broadcast period: 2009-Apr-25 to 2009-Jul-?? * Air time: Saturday & Sunday 21:45 * Inserts: Shining Inheritance OST
Go Eun Sung lost everything when her father died. Her wicked stepmother made her and her brother leave the house while the stepmother took the insurance money to live in a luxurious new apartment. Suddenly, her autistic brother, Eun Woo, disappears. She meets a grandmother on the street, and due to Eun Sung's kindness towards the grandmother, she finds out that the grandmother is actually the CEO of a big restaurant chain and she is taken in by the kind grandmother. Her grandson on the other hand, absolutely hates Go EunSung.
The Main Cast
Han Hyo Joo plays the kind hearted, Go Eun Sung, who's life is ruined after her stepmother took away everything. She has a father who has died (actually a fake death, he faked it so that the stepmother could collect the insurance money), an autistic brother named Eun Woo, a cruel step-mother, and a step-sister Seung Mi. She is pure and innocent and her personality is what attracted a grandmother to take her in as family. She eventually begins to be a love interest for Sun Woo Hwan.
Pop singer Lee Seung Ki has his first starring drama role. He plays the haughty heir to his grandmother's company. He and Seung Mi (step sister of Go Eun Sung) have a more than friends relationship although he eventually becomes a love interest to Go Eun Sung.
Bae Soo Bin as Park Jun Se. He is a caring man who falls for Go Eun Sung after finding out of her plight. He helps her to find her brother. He is also the one who tries to help her in any way possible, including buying her items that help relieve her financial stress like a bicycle and a cellphone. The younger sister of Sun Woo Hwan has a one-sided crush on him.
Moon Chae Won as Yoo Seung Mi. Although not a malevolent character, Seung Mi is on the wrong path due to her mother's behavior. She wants to help Go Eun Sung but she is torn between what is right and what her mother tells her to do. She loves Sun Woo Hwan but is unsure whether he reciprocates.