Taiwanese actress Ariel Lin celebrates engagement with star-studded party
Taiwanese actress-singer Ariel Lin held an engagement party for the media, close friends and relatives in Taipei on Oct 29, which also happened to be her 32nd birthday.
The 50-table dinner event was held at the Ambassador Hotel, reported Apple Daily.
It was the first time the public had a look at the TV sweetheart's fiance, Charles Lin, who admitted during a press conference in the afternoon that he was 'very nervous'. But the Taiwanese-American businessman managed to express his happiness in marrying 'such a beautiful bride'.
The star-studded guest list included Taiwanese celebrities like Kai Ko, Christine Fan and husband "Blackie", Matilda Tao and Bowie Tsang.
Guests also goaded the couple into kissing for the cameras, to which the pair shyly obliged by giving each other an innocent peck on the cheek.
According to Apple Daily, Ariel wore a bright red dress during the engagement ceremony with her parents earlier in the day, where Charles put a gold ring on her finger. Ariel later clarified that the ring is a wedding ring and not an engagement band, as "I will wear it for a long time and it can match any outfit".
It was reported that the pair have been dating for more than two years, with rumours that Charles proposed to Ariel last year. But the actress refused to acknowledge the reports then.
However, invitation cards for the engagement party were leaked online in early Oct, revealing the engagement date as well as the wedding date, which is set on Christmas eve this year.
The usually private actress finally confirmed reports of the engagement to the media on Oct 17, at the same time releasing photos from her wedding photoshoot.
During the press conference, Charles gamely revealed he had proposed to the actress in New York last year, when the actress was in the city for a university admission interview.
As for where the couple will be staying after marriage, Ariel will reportedly shuttle between Taiwan and US, where Charles is based for work at his family's diving equipment business.
Insiders believe MBLAQ members may stay on the team even if they decide not to re-sign with the agency
It's been pretty quiet on J.Tune Camp's end concerning the previous reports of MBLAQ's possible disbandment and the expiration of contracts for some of the members. So naturally, the media asked their contacts within the industry, and these insiders have revealed that it may be likely that none of the members will decide to leave the group after all.
According to multiple music insiders in an exclusive by OBS, despite the approaching contract expiration of some members including Lee Joon, all of the members might be deciding to continue on as MBLAQ. Even if a member decides not to renew his contract with J.Tune Camp, a plan might be worked out so that the member can promote with the rest of the group even if he joins another agency.
One source stated, "It seems that even if a member decides not to renew their contract with their current agency as the expiration of their contract approaches, it doesn't seem like he will leave the team itself.... If he does decide to renew his contract, the activities will naturally go forward, but even if their agencies are to be different, they are of the mindset that they want to continue their individual activities with MBLAQ activities."
Meanwhile, MBLAQ are currently preparing for their upcoming solo concert 'Curtain Call' to be held at Olympic Park - Olympic Hall, Seoul on November 29-30.
2NE1 to skip out on all year-end award ceremonies, only CL to perform at 'SIA'
2NE1 will not be attending any of the year-end award ceremonies except for the upcoming 'Style Icon Awards' ('SIA').
A rep from YG Entertainment announced on October 24, "Though they've received a number of offers for music award ceremonies, we respectfully declined. Park Bom is still reflecting, so we ask for your understanding." It's also been confirmed that CL will be the only member to attend 'SIA' on October 28 for a collaboration performance.
CL will be performing alongside American DJ Diplo for a very special stage. A YGE rep also stated that she'll be traveling between America and South Korea for her solo American debut as well as 2NE1's comeback next year.
Friends, family, and fellow Ladies' Code members commemorate the 49th day of EunB's passing
The commemoration for the 49th day of passing for Ladies' Code's EunB took place on October 21. This is a very special day in Korean culture where rites are observed and the person's spirit is thought to enter paradise. On this day, the friends, family, fans, agency members, and fellow group mates Sojung and Zuny gathered once again.
On October 21 at 11:00 PM, they met at the Sky Castle Memorial Park. A rep told Ilgan Sports, "It rained on the day EunB departed us and it rains again today on the 49th day. EunB did not leave after comfortable circumstances; rather, she left abruptly, so I think the parents wanted to do something for her. We were able to give a Christian service quietly with the family."
A Polaris Entertainment rep stated to Newsen, "The 49th day for EunB ended well. Among the members, Sojung and Zuny took part. Ashley was unable to participate due to personal circumstances. EunB's family, Sojung, Zuny, her agency family, and some fans did a Christian service for her at the memorial park and sent on EunB well. EunB's mother did shed tears, but after the service, we looked at the sent in goods and talked about the past and smiled."
Park Bom's 'wardrobe malfunction' during the YG Family concert in Beijing stirs attention
2NE1's Park Bom recently had what people are calling a 'wardrobe malfunction' at the YG Family concert in Beijing where her undergarments were accidentally revealed while she was tumbling on stage.
As shown in the fancam below, Park Bom attempted tumbling during a break from the performances on stage when her top flipped over with her, revealing her bra and shorts. Fellow member Dara was quick to catch the accident and did her best to cover Bom, drawing laughs from fans as she held her arms out in a panicked yet cute manner. Big Bang and Psy were also seen in the background with Taeyang trying to shift the attention elsewhere by announcing the next act.
The 'YG FAMILY 2014 GALAXY TOUR : POWER IN BEIJING' was held at Worker's Stadium in Beijing, China on October 19. YG Family will continue on their tour in Taoyuan County Stadium, Taiwan on October 25.