The photos they published are hardly conclusive, but Dispatch has a pretty “good” track record exposing celebrities’ romance, there’s a decent probability that the two are really dating (for 3-4 months according to report). Regardless, Happy New Year. [Update] It’s real, both have confirmed this via their agencies.
A candid photo featuring Korean pop stars Rain, JYP and Kim Tae-woo. Both Rain and Kim Tae-woo made their debut under JYP’s label, the later as a member of now disbanded popular boyband g.o.d. Image via 6to5…
JYP is still a music mogul, producing the likes of Wonder Girls, 2AM and 2PM etc.; Rain is one of the most internationally recognisable K-pop artists; while Kim is doing well with his solo career after discharging from the military service in 2009.
Rain formed J.Tune Entertainment after his contract expired with JYPE in 2007. But JYPE has became the largest shareholder of J.Tune earlier this month, and J.Tune will be made a subsidiary under JYPE label subsequently.
It’s reported that Rain actually initiated the merger, probably to get someone he could trust to look after his company when he is enlisted into the military to fulfil his two year mandatory service.
The arrangement makes sense for both parties. JYPE has grown into a bigger company since Rain left, with the emergence of Wonder Girls and 2PM etc.; while Rain is still one of the most influential Korean artists globally. It’s win-win.
Rain was named the Biggest Badass Star at the MTV Movie Awards on June 6 with his role in action flick Ninja Assassin. Check out his rather short English acceptance speech below; Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith (the Karate Kid) were there to present the award to the Korean singer-turned-actor [via K-popped]…
Korean broadcaster KBS has uploaded some performances from Music Bank (May 7, 2010 episode) on its official global Youtube channel. A chance for some folks to have a peek at the weekly show which features some of the hottest K-pop artists. Included in this post are 2PM, Rain, Lee Hyori, Secret and After School.
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