[article][Naver] Choreographer Lee ChangHoon appreciates idols who work hard like Rain.

•August 31, 2014 • 8 Comments

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Please see the article excerpts below, as shared with us by CloudUSA commenter Sonya. I cannot thank her enough for her hard work in bringing us some Korean news about Rain. We appreciate you so much, dear!^^ :)


WStar News / Naver 8/20/2014 —

[Interview] Idol choreographer Lee Chang-Hoon, a dynamic performer, dreaming

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[Korean → English translation by: Sonya @Cloud USA. From a tweet by @terry0625]

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I (reporter) asked him the question, “Which singer do you fit most? (whom do you fit right in with ?)”

Lee Chang-Hoon said, “Rain.” He said it without hesitation.

Lee Chang-Hoon also said, “Rain has a lot of ideas for choreography. After his songs come out, he constantly tries to think and choreograph his own dance moves. He almost choreographed the point (key) choreography (dance moves) of ‘How To Avoid The Sun’ (one of his songs). When I was in the practice room, he ran to me in a big hurry with sunglasses and then he said, ‘Why don’t we choreograph with sunglasses?’ Thus was born the choreography of ‘How to avoid the sun’ ( the sunglasses dance).”

Lee Chang-Hoon didn’t want someone who simply dances only.

He wanted someone who has affection for his or her own songs (music) and someone who works hard like Rain. (He wanted someone who has an attachment to his or her songs and works hard like Rain.)

Source article: [인터뷰] 아이돌 안무가 이창훈, 다이내믹 퍼포머를 꿈꾸다

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*Sonya’s note: He (Lee Chang-Hoon) is a longtime choreographer for K-Pop idols. He worked with Rain before (his world tour). I don’t know that he is still working with Rain now. He has worked with many singers, and mentioned Rain.

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[info][Cloud USA] Out with the old, in with the new: We have a brand new forum.

•August 11, 2014 • 10 Comments

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You heard it right, dear Clouds and Rain fans… Cloud USA has a brand new forum and we’re pretty excited about it.

We were happy as punch with our first one, but then our forum host was sold to another company last year and things simply weren’t the same when it came to usability or looks. I’m just being honest here—we weren’t happy, and neither were our moderators. *sigh*

Well, you know that a Cloud on a mission is like a dog with a bone. S/He ain’t stopping until s/he finds a solution. And so, thanks to Terri’s diligence and hard work, our forum is now located HERE: http://s13.zetaboards.com/CLOUD_USA/index/

The old forum is still up and accessible. The sad thing is that there are four years of awesome Rain memories there, and we can’t physically move the whole thing over. The GOOD thing is that y’all, our moderators, and we can have a doggone great time filling the new one up with all things Rain! If you have some favorite pics, fan fic, videos, or other things in the old house, by all means take those things over to the new one.

Continue reading ‘[info][Cloud USA] Out with the old, in with the new: We have a brand new forum.’

[Cloud USA video] God Gave Me You.

•August 6, 2014 • 8 Comments

Aw! Love it. ♥ ^@@^ Credit and edit: Naoko [harudoful] @Cloud USA / CloudUSAChannel @YT. Music: Michael Henry & Justin Robinett, “God Gave Me You.”  PLEASE support the artist. Thank you!)

[topic thread][spoilers] What Clouds are watching right now…

•December 5, 2013 • 60 Comments

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Running… NOT. Terri’s Scream Caps from The Fugitive: Plan B Episode 5.

» You can find the previous thread (6/7 – 12/4/13) HERE. ^@@^

[trailer] Instagrams and Tweets abound: Mnet America is rolling R2B back onto the tarmac.

•August 31, 2014 • 1 Comment

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That’s right, folks. Mnet America will be showing Rain’s last Korean movie, R2B: Return To Base (2012), on their Mnet Channel in two weeks and they want everybody to know about it. Of course, it should be the English-subbed version that showed in theaters here in the USA.

Makes me want to throw my R2B Blu-ray into my player right now and partake of some “Captain Jung TaeHoon.” Yusss. :)

Here is the original Korean trailer for any newbie Rain fans out there, courtesy of RAINY Entertainment.

Stephe @ cloudusa.wordpress.com / CloudUSA.org

(Source credit: Mnet America @Twitter / @Instagram / @Facebook, 8/31)

“Showing R2B in two weeks! Catch the movie on the Mnet channel!” #rain #shinsekyung #R2B

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[images][cam] Loveable Girl check: Filming on the 내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀 K-Drama set. (8/28 — 30)

•August 31, 2014 • 2 Comments

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August 28. (Image credit: Daum Cafe)

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August 29. (Image credit: zzang_jihyun @Instagram)

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(Courtesy of cocorain0625)

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August 30. The fan cammer didn’t even have to mention Rain—Clouds looked past the dancing guy and spotted Rain in the background from behind. That’s how we roll, LOL! That dancing guy is pretty smooth, ain’t he?^^ :) ^@@^ (Insta cam credit: miny0108)

Something of interest: miny0108 also posted the RealTime Query results after the “My Loveable Girl” (내겐 너무 사랑스러운 그녀) teaser was released (not sure where, but seeing as she’s also posted the first page of Episode 1’s script, I’m going along with what she says). Number 1 with a bullet! :) ^@@^

Cloudy Day: Fan art, inspired by Rain.

•August 31, 2014 • 2 Comments

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Hand-penciled by artist NAO. Posted by raimy @The Cloud Photo Board. Gorgeous!

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[article][clip] Actress Megan Fox Responds to Rain’s Ice Bucket Challenge Nomination.

•August 31, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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In answer to your question, deedeegii, yes, I am. Whenever you’re ready, Megan! :) Here is the clip of Megan’s TMNT movie interview on KBS.

(Source credit: KBSEntertain @YT.)


SOOMPI News 8/30/2014 — by deedeegii

Actress Megan Fox Responds to Rain’s Ice Bucket Challenge Nomination

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Hollywood actress Megan Fox has finally responded to singer-actor Rain’s ALS ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ nomination.

On the August 30 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “Entertainment Weekly,” Megan Fox took part in an interview to talk about her new movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

During the interview, the topic of the Ice Bucket Challenge was brought up. The reporter mentioned that the actress’s proclaimed ideal type, Rain, had nominated her to take on the challenge. After hearing this, Megan Fox said, “Me? Okay, so now I have to do it.”

When asked if she is going to do the challenge or donate, the actress responded, “I’ll do both. I’ll do it [IBC] and I’ll donate. I didn’t know, no one told me [about Rain’s nomination] so thank you for telling me.” However, due to being sick with the cold at the moment, Megan Fox explained that she will not be doing it immediately but she “will definitely do it.” You can watch a part of the interview here.

Are you looking forward to seeing Megan Fox take on Rain’s nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

[review] “His performance was smooth and served as a superb platform to launch him into whatever his next role may be…”

•August 30, 2014 • 4 Comments

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I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t let y’all know how widely I’m grinning right now. :D

(Unfortunately, there are a heck of a lot of errors at the beginning of this write-up, concerning Paul’s daughter Beth (actress Gia Mantegna) and her friend Angela (Jessica Lowndes). *sigh*)


EPOCH TIMES 8/28/2014 — By Janet Walters Levite

‘The Prince’: “Rain” Co-stars in Run of the Mill Testosterone Flick With Tinge of Likability [Film Review]

South Korean heartthrob 'Rain' Co-stars in 'The Prince'

South Korean heartthrob ‘Rain’ Co-stars in ‘The Prince’

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The Prince stars Jason Patric,  alongside film and entertainment industry heavyweights Bruce Willis, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, John Cusack, and South Korean singer ‘Rain’ (Jung Ji-Hoon) in this run of the mill, how-did-they-get-all-of-those-big-names, testosterone flick that indeed holds the viewer’s attention quite long enough for a smidgen of likability…

What finally ensues are a bloody shoot-outs, not unlike the host of other testosterone flicks you’ve seen in the past.   Paul enlists the help of a former loyal comrade named Sam (Johh Cusack) who intends to aid in Paul’s escape from New Orleans.  In the process Paul has to do battle with The Pharmacy, Mark the enforcer (who is the first antagonist to give Paul a combative run for his money), and finally Omar…

Jung JiHoon (better known as the singer RAIN who starred in 2009′s  Ninja Assassin) won’t be winning any performance awards just yet, but there’s promise for him as he makes his mark outside of the martial arts genre and into action Americana.  His performance was muted and smooth and served as a superb platform to launch him into whatever his next role may be….

» You can read Janet’s extensive movie review in its entirety and leave your comments in the thread on EPOCH TIMES HERE.

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