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Rain counters swindling allegation against late mother

 

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- K-pop star Rain on Wednesday countered a money-swindling accusation raised against her late mother, hinting at taking a legal action against the accuser.

 

On Monday, an Internet user alleged in a posting at a popular online community that Rain's mother borrowed 25 million won (US$22,176) worth of rice and cash from the writer's parents on several occasions in the late 1980s but refused to pay them back despite the parents' repeated demand and eventually severed contact with them.

 

The accusation put Rain under fire after two other artists -- rappers Microdot and Dok2 -- were also embroiled in public criticism for their dealings with swindling charges raised against their parents.

 

A day later, Rain's management agency, Rain Company, said the singer will meet with the accuser to verify the claim and settle the issue, but the accuser again argued in a media interview the same day that Rain's family coldly turned down the demand for repayment when the accuser went to meet with Rain.

 

"With regard to the article posted on the online community, (Rain Company's) chief and Rain's father met with the people concerned and tried to talk about the issue," the management agency said in a new press statement Wednesday.

 

But Rain's side couldn't verify the existence of the transaction's formal documents the accuser claimed to have, the company said.

 

Instead, the opposition side only used verbal abuse and demanded 100 million won to settle the issue, the company said, adding, "We judged that this was not fair."

 

"Rain plans to take moral responsibility as a son and fully repay the exact amount of debts that are verified through fair procedures," according to the firm.

 

But the company will also take all the possible legal action, both civil and criminal, to recover the honor of Rain and his family, Rain Company said in reaction to the accuser's press interview.

 

"The malicious expressions in the interview, such as running away, swindling and giving a cold shoulder, gravely damaged the honor of Rain's father and late mother, not to mention Rain himself," the company said.

 

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More celebrities embroiled in parents' debt allegations

 

By Kim Hyun-bin

More suspicions and claims are coming out almost daily regarding unpaid debts owed by parents of celebrities.

While some people criticize the celebrities for their parents' alleged immoral acts, others say they should not be held liable for wrongdoing by their parents.

 

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Singer and actor Rain was the third to face similar accusations, with a person accusing his mother of failing to pay back money she owed.

"In 1988, Rain's mother operated a rice cake store and borrowed 17 million won worth of rice from our store and 8 million won in cash. We wrote letters to and contacted Rain but we did not get a response," the person wrote online Monday.

Rain's company first said the singer would meet the alleged victim for talks and pay the money to take moral responsibility if the allegation was true. But it said Wednesday that during a meeting with Rain's father and the company officials, the accuser had no proof of the loan but instead demanded 100 million won.

The company said Rain's family suffered from verbal abuse and defamation from the accuser during their meeting. "To restore their dignity, we will file a civil lawsuit and take all necessary legal measures," the Rain Company said.

 

 

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credit : Korea Times

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So, I finally could see his smile, his mischievous smile! O.H. M.Y. G.O.D  :love::heart:

 

 

Rain laughs and smiles, and all is right with the world again :) :P.

 

Am still anxiously following up on the news +sigh+ but seeing him all smiling and playful feels just so good, really!

 

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10 hours ago, hnfragile said:

So, I finally could see his smile, his mischievous smile! O.H. M.Y. G.O.D  :love::heart:

Rain laughs and smiles, and all is right with the world again :) :P.

 

Am still anxiously following up on the news +sigh+ but seeing him all smiling and playful feels just so good, really!

 

 

Hi hnfragile, thanks for sharing this clip. :lol:

 

 

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K-pop superstar Rain and local stars grace red carpet at new Cartier flagship store

 

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By Flora Yeo

Korean pop star Rain, along with Japanese DJ Yulia, and local celebrities like Zoe Tay, Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Rui En, Rebecca Lim and Sheila Sim, attended the re-opening of French jewellery brand Cartier’s boutique store at ION Orchard last Friday (23 Nov).

Boasting three storeys with a total retail space of 688 square metres, it is the largest flagship store in Southeast Asia. The third floor, dubbed Le Salon Cartier, is an exclusive new VIP salon, which will cater to its bespoke clients.

“I wear their designs very often as I have always liked Cartier’s collections. I am very honoured to be invited to this event tonight,” said Rain.

 

The singer-actor, whose real name is Jung Ji Hoon, revealed that he is preparing for his new album, together with a movie to be released in 2019. The CEO of his own entertainment company also hinted that he might return to Singapore for a concert tour next year.

He added: “I am always very grateful to my fans in Singapore for welcoming me here, even though it can be difficult for them to see me. I would just like to convey my thanks to them.”

“I’m so happy to see a bigger store in a larger space,” shared Zoe Tay, who donned a Galanterie de Cartier 18K white gold with emeralds and diamonds necklace. “I’m really looking forward to see the exhibition pieces.”

Rebecca Lim shared her love for the brand for its craftsmanship and the rich history behind the pieces. “The last time I worked with Cartier was a few years ago in Paris where I made my own bag. So to be here for their brand new store opening is pretty exciting.”

As a part of the reopening celebrations of Cartier’s flagship boutique, an exhibition titled “Cartier, Icon of Style” has been specially curated – showcasing selected historic and extraordinary pieces from Cartier Collection, such as the birth and evolution of the signature panther in its pieces.

Open to all interested members of the public, the exhibit runs from 24 November 2018 to 6 December 2018 where interested patrons can register online for a tour of the Le Salon Cartier.

 

 

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source : https://sg.style.yahoo.com/k-pop-superstar-rain-local-stars-grace-red-carpet-new-cartier-flagship-store-101448050.html?guccounter=1&fbclid=IwAR27ipvbrMNq0_tyWa0J48YwYyfBu60zHoEFQC9aKMjSBGS_-N2IS5t2prw

 

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OG K-Pop Star Rain Tells Us All About His Next Big Move

 

K-pop star, actor, businessman: Korean celebrity Rain has done it all.

 

From trailblazing performances on stage and screen, as well as having one of the hottest bodies in the business, the 36-year-old performer is a household name in this part of Asia, but his star turn in the 2009 Hollywood action-thriller Ninja Assassin also catapulted him onto a global stage. Sitting down with the talented multi-hyphenate for an exclusive interview at the reopening of jewellery house Cartier's ION Orchard store, he talked to us about his extraordinary longevity in the business, his personal philosophy when it comes to watches and jewellery, and his next big move. 

 

Breaking into the entertainment industry in 1998 as part of a boyband, it was clear that Jung Ji-hoon was meant for greater things. He quickly embarked on a solo career in 2002, riding the Hallyu Wave that has impacted the global entertainment industry, and released seven albums and 28 singles in the following years. 

 

Of his remarkable staying power in the industry, he said, "The most important thing is that you have to work hard."

 

"Working tirelessly without getting tired of it is important, too," he added.

 

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Apart from his undeniable stage presence and talent, Rain also been noticed for his impeccable fashion sense. Turning out for the Cartier event in a beautifully tailored, colour-coordinated charcoal grey suit, a diamond-studded Panthére brooch fastened on his suit lapel, it's not hard to see why he's earned his fashion stripes.

 

Catching on his suave styling, we asked him about his approach to accessorising, and he laughed and said, "I like [to accessorise with] jewellery. I usually wear watches, but sometimes I wear brooches and other accessories as well."

 

While still active in the entertainment industry, Rain has also added another accomplishment to his résumé in recent years: CEO. In 2015, the performer officially set up his own entertainment agency, R.A.I.N Company, that has teams to manage singers and actors, as well as a partnership with leading Hollywood agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, to handle United States affairs on behalf of the Korean firm. The star has officially turned into a bona fide star maker.

 

"I have a new idol project in the making," Rain said. "We are in the midst of preparing this idol group for everyone."

 

Exciting times ahead indeed.

 

Watch our exclusive video above for the full interview.

 

 

LINK here: https://www.eonline.com/ap/news/990790/og-k-pop-star-rain-tells-us-all-about-his-next-big-move

 

 

 

 

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*** There's enough ground for defamation and extortion cases here. So, it's just right that RAIN should take this to the court. It seems that they're threatening him since it was done publicly. ^_^

 

 

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Rain's side reveals intention to publicize recording of conversation with accuser family, if they continue to defame Rain's family

 

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Singer/actor Rain's side has released a firm statement in response to the ongoing controversy surrounding an accuser family, who claims that Rain's mother borrowed money from them and failed to pay off the debt. 

 

Rain's side stated on November 30, "We cannot respond in person to every single false accusation made by the family of the accuser, and so we declare that if the false accusations continue, we plan on publicizing a portion of the recorded conversation [from Rain's side meeting up with the accuser family earlier this week], then handing over the full recording file to police for investigation." 

 

 
Back on November 27, Rain's mother was accused of borrowing money from the neighboring owner of a business without returning the debt back. Rain's company as well as Rain's father attempted to meet with the family of the accuser, in order to settle the matter peacefully. However, currently, the accuser family has participated in media interviews accusing Rain's side of threatening them. 
 
Rain's side replied to the threat accusations as follows: "Our side never threatened the accuser side by any means during our meeting on November 27, but only conversed for approximately an hour and 30 minutes in order to fully confirm the truth behind the accusations and resolve the issue. In addition to a full recording of the meeting conversation, we also have full recordings of phone conversations with the accuser family." 
 
Regarding a finance statement which the accuser family revealed online recently against Rain's mother, Rain's side stressed, "The one-sided financial statement that the accuser family revealed is not the equivalent of a bond of debt... If we can see document evidence of a true bond of debt containing the accused amount, then we will repay the debt in full." Furthermore, Rain's side argued that the accuser family's financial account noted debt amounts owed by Rain's mother from 1988 - 2004, when Rain's mother passed away from illness in 2000. 
 
Finally, Rain's side revealed, "We have tried our best to resolve the issue as smoothly as possible after discovering reports of the original accusations, but the accuser side has refused to stop their malicious interviews, false accusations, and mocking not only Rain's late mother but also the artist and his family. This does not exemplify reasonable cooperation or proper duty to present legal evidence regarding the case."
 
It seems that the accuser's side is continuing to demand debt payment amounting to 100 million KRW (~ 88,7000 USD), which Rain's side argues is four times the amount indicated in the accuser's original online post. 

 

 

source : allkpop

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3 hours ago, willenette said:

OG K-Pop Star Rain Tells Us All About His Next Big Move

 

K-pop star, actor, businessman: Korean celebrity Rain has done it all.

 

From trailblazing performances on stage and screen, as well as having one of the hottest bodies in the business, the 36-year-old performer is a household name in this part of Asia, but his star turn in the 2009 Hollywood action-thriller Ninja Assassin also catapulted him onto a global stage. Sitting down with the talented multi-hyphenate for an exclusive interview at the reopening of jewellery house Cartier's ION Orchard store, he talked to us about his extraordinary longevity in the business, his personal philosophy when it comes to watches and jewellery, and his next big move. 

 

Breaking into the entertainment industry in 1998 as part of a boyband, it was clear that Jung Ji-hoon was meant for greater things. He quickly embarked on a solo career in 2002, riding the Hallyu Wave that has impacted the global entertainment industry, and released seven albums and 28 singles in the following years. 

 

Of his remarkable staying power in the industry, he said, "The most important thing is that you have to work hard."

 

"Working tirelessly without getting tired of it is important, too," he added.

 

Apart from his undeniable stage presence and talent, Rain also been noticed for his impeccable fashion sense. Turning out for the Cartier event in a beautifully tailored, colour-coordinated charcoal grey suit, a diamond-studded Panthére brooch fastened on his suit lapel, it's not hard to see why he's earned his fashion stripes.

 

Catching on his suave styling, we asked him about his approach to accessorising, and he laughed and said, "I like [to accessorise with] jewellery. I usually wear watches, but sometimes I wear brooches and other accessories as well."

 

While still active in the entertainment industry, Rain has also added another accomplishment to his résumé in recent years: CEO. In 2015, the performer officially set up his own entertainment agency, R.A.I.N Company, that has teams to manage singers and actors, as well as a partnership with leading Hollywood agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, to handle United States affairs on behalf of the Korean firm. The star has officially turned into a bona fide star maker.

 

"I have a new idol project in the making," Rain said. "We are in the midst of preparing this idol group for everyone."

 

Exciting times ahead indeed.

 

Watch our exclusive video above for the full interview.

 

LINK here: https://www.eonline.com/ap/news/990790/og-k-pop-star-rain-tells-us-all-about-his-next-big-move

 

 

Did you watch the interview, @willenette? Is it just me or is it the lighting? He looked tired to me in this video of E!Online :( 

 

While Rain was in Singapore, he was also interviewed by The Straits Times for their Lifestyle section. I like this picture

 

 

The article is actually for subscribers, but luckily non-subscribers can still watch the video in this link :)

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/south-korean-star-rains-busy-schedule-includes-film-and-television-projects#main-content

 

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On 11/29/2018 at 9:34 AM, willenette said:

***RAIN's interview & his drama "Sketch will be broadcast in Japan first via DATV.  In the interview, RAIN mentioned about plenty of valuable stories such as the highlights of the drama and the story behind the shooting.  Also, he talked about his co-star,   Lee · Dong Gun who after 15 years they collaborated again!  DATV first broadcasting will be on December 23, 2018 (Sunday) at 1045PM:lol:

 

Rebroadcast date
     December 25 (Tue) 6PM
     December 27 (Thursday) 10PM
     Dec. 29 (Sat) 430PM

 

source : https://knda.tv/datv/program/dt001382/

 

 

Oh and DATV has a nice picture of him, too :)

 

https://twitter.com/DATVjp/status/1067621660579237888

 

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Top-10 richest K-pop idols

K-pop idols are no ordinary musicians. Indeed, they sing, rap and dance on stage, but they also act in dramas and movies, make numerous TV show appearances and are commercial brand models. It is only natural that K-pop’s biggest names rake in tons of won.

Here are today’s top-10 K-pop idols with their highest net worth, as reported by E! Online:

 

1. PSY ($45 million)

 

2. Choi Siwon ($35 million)

 

3. G-Dragon ($21 million)

 

4. Rain ($20 million) :star:

Considered a mentor to today’s idols, Rain’s legacy consists of seven albums, 28 singles and numerous worldwide concert tours. He established his status as a Hallyu (Korean wave) star in 2004 thanks to his album It’s Raining and his lead role in the drama Full House. His wedding to top actress Kim Tae-hee last year was one of the hottest topics in the Korean entertainment industry.

 

5. Sandara Park ($16 million)

 

6. IU ($15 million)

 

7. BoA ($14 million)

 

8. Yoona ($11 million)

 

9. Suzy ($10+ million)

 

10. Taeyang (US$ 10 million)

 

SOURCE: 

http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/12/01/top-10-richest-k-pop-idols.html

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13 hours ago, hnfragile said:

 

Did you watch the interview, @willenette? Is it just me or is it the lighting? He looked tired to me in this video of E!Online :( 

 

While Rain was in Singapore, he was also interviewed by The Straits Times for their Lifestyle section. I like this picture

 

The article is actually for subscribers, but luckily non-subscribers can still watch the video in this link :)

 

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/south-korean-star-rains-busy-schedule-includes-film-and-television-projects#main-content

 

 

Hi hnfragile, ye, he looked tired but still he looks fine. Thanks for sharing the video link. Before he made his debut, he was talking to JYP about which stage name to use. JYP said that he gives an impression of sadness when  he’s dancing. So, they decided on the character “Bi,” which means sadness, as sad as “rain” falling. Because when Rain was recording his debut track, it was raining a lot, so Park Jin Young gave Jung Ji Hoon the name ‘Rain.’That’s why they chose this name. “Rain” came later, when he chose the Hangul character “Bi” as his stage name. (The Hangul character “Bi” happens to translate into English as “Rain.”) So, Rain debuted as a back-up dancer and then as a solo act under a new stage name "Bi". RAIN officially adopted the English spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of his name, “Rain”, with the release of his second album in 2003, Rain2: How To Avoid The Sun. That was where he was introduced  to the media through his stage name, "RAIN" 

 

I remember Rain shared during his SIN concert some years ago that he has plans to debut a new boy band supposedly last year or latest, this year. So, I hope this will push-through in 2019, which is next year.  :lol:

 

 

12 hours ago, brattyxoxo said:

Top-10 richest K-pop idols

K-pop idols are no ordinary musicians. Indeed, they sing, rap and dance on stage, but they also act in dramas and movies, make numerous TV show appearances and are commercial brand models. It is only natural that K-pop’s biggest names rake in tons of won.

Here are today’s top-10 K-pop idols with their highest net worth, as reported by E! Online:

 

1. PSY ($45 million)

 

2. Choi Siwon ($35 million)

 

3. G-Dragon ($21 million)

 

4. Rain ($20 million) :star:

Considered a mentor to today’s idols, Rain’s legacy consists of seven albums, 28 singles and numerous worldwide concert tours. He established his status as a Hallyu (Korean wave) star in 2004 thanks to his album It’s Raining and his lead role in the drama Full House. His wedding to top actress Kim Tae-hee last year was one of the hottest topics in the Korean entertainment industry.

 

5. Sandara Park ($16 million)

 

6. IU ($15 million)

 

7. BoA ($14 million)

 

8. Yoona ($11 million)

 

9. Suzy ($10+ million)

 

10. Taeyang (US$ 10 million)

 

SOURCE: 

http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/12/01/top-10-richest-k-pop-idols.html

 

 

Hi brattyxoxo, thanks for sharing this here. :lol:

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*** RAIN Company posted yesterday slide of pictures during RAIN's FM in Seoul last December 2  with a message - "Thank you always. Thanks for coming in Seoul. " - Everything looks wonderful! So NICE & warm for Clouds to send a mobile coffee truck & fruit cups to RAIN. I heard that the FM was fun. :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

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K-pop Superstar Rain Celebrates Cartier’s Flagship Reopening

Inside the star-studded party with Mademoiselle Yulia, Zoe Tay, Fann Wong and more.

by Lieu Wei Ning
 
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The Cartier flagship at Ion Orchard has officially reopened after six months of remodelling and is now the brand's largest boutique in South East Asia. Spanning 688 square meters, the three-level store is decked with uniquely Singaporean cultural symbols and comes with an ultra-exclusive Le Salon Cartier space for bespoke client treatment on the highest floor.
 
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To celebrate the unveiling of the new space, Cartier hosted a cocktail event with special appearances by Korean superstar Rain and local celebrities Zoe Tay, Fann Wong, Christopher Lee, Rui En, Rebecca Lim and Sheila Sim. Japanese DJ Mademoiselle Yulia was also on the decks spinning tunes for the evening.
 
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Guests got to preview the maison’s architectural concept conceived by Bruno Moinard and also got to discover the specially curated “Cartier, Icon of Style” exhibition. The show highlights the origins and evolution of the brand’s signature panther though priceless historical Cartier Collection pieces and their connections to some of the most well-known figures such as the Duchess of Windsor and Barbara Hutton. The exhibition is now open to the public and will run until 6 December 2018. Head here to book your slot.

 

See more of what went down at the party below:

 

 

 

 
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181202 [HD] MV Rain Awards-performances

This video was shown on stage during Rain& Cloud Fan Meeting in Seoul

 

 

credit : Rain Cloud Thailand

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181202 Rain&Cloud Fanmeeting in Seoul

*** RAIN singing Not a Single Day from Rain's World Album

 

 

 

credit : Rain Cloud Thailand

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