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Rain and Kim Tae Hee Are Getting Married!

5 things you might have missed today, January 17, 2017!
IMAGE Pioneer Films, Rain | twitter.com/29rain, Bianca Umali | instagram.com/bianxumali, Snatch | instagram.com/snatch

Rain is getting married! The Korean actor took to Twitter to announce his engagement to the Stairway to Heaven actress, Kim Tae Hee, in the form of a letter. Below is his translated message to his fans.

"Hello, I hope everyone's healthy this cold winter.

"This is Jung Ji Hoon.

"Already 16 years have passed since I debuted. The fans that were with me all that time have become beautiful women and mothers.

"Now I, as the oldest son in my household, also seek to become a great husband. [Kim Tae Hee] has always been there for me, unmoving, in sad times and in happy times, and she never fails to amaze me. Our trust and love for each other is as strong as ever, and we've decided to take the leap.

"As the current times are unstable, we will be as quiet and humble as possible with our wedding ceremony. As such, we apologize for not revealing details to the public.

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"Thank you again to everyone for sending me so much love over 16 years. I will continue to move forward with my career, both as a singer and actor, with responsibility and modesty.

"She is the best present to me." (via soompo.com)

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Fans couldn't believe their eyes when they saw Dove Cameron's snap of herself and her friend Kiersey Clemons kissing on the lips. To set the record straight, one of Dove's followers tagged her in both tweets saying, "like this if gay" and another one that said, "like this if bisexual." Guess what? She liked the latter! But wait, there's more! Another fan tweeted that the Hairspray actress and Bella Thorne hooking up would be goals. Bella's reply? "Yeah trust me. I have thought about it," with a winking and blushing, kissy-face emojis. A few fans were able to screenshot Dove's reaction, which was "We would look pretty cute together #powercouple" but what's on her feed now is just "bahahaha #powercouple" Whether they're serious or just messing with us, one thing's for sure: we want more details! (via dolly.com.au)

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Britt Robertson of Tomorrowland and Asa Butterfield of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children team up in The Space Between Us (in theaters on February 1), a not-so-typical young adult movie about friendship and out-of-this-world adventure. Watch the trailer below to see for yourself. 

Who would've thought this day would come when three of our favorite fictional characters would join forces and be awesome together. By "awesome together," we mean Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick, Harry Potter's Rupert Grint, and Skins' Luke Pasqualino working together in a TV show involving guns, organized crime, gold and diamonds. *eep* Snatch is set to be shown on March 16, but you can watch the trailer below, which has just been released today, btw. (via dolly.com.au)

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Uh-oh, Kapuso actress Bianca Umali has been getting a lot of negative comments about her recent post on her social media accounts. Bianca posted a barefaced selfie along with a message about girls relying heavily on makeup instead of being confident even without it, encouraging girls to take a no-makeup, no-filter selfie and tag her in them. Read her post below and let us know what you think! (via pep.ph)

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If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.

And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.

Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.

Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”

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