Archive for December 24, 2011

Sunny impresses with table tennis skills!

December 24, 2011

Girls Generation’s Sunny revealed that she was an athlete during her middle school days.

On the episode of JTBC’s ‘SNSD and Dangerous Boys’, the girls and the boys will be playing table tennis with lunch as bet.

During filming, Sunny showed a great skill at it and thus she revealed that she used to play table tennis during her middle school days.

On the other hand, it is said that due to SeoHyun’s awful physical abilities, the boy partnering with her had a hard time.

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Girls’ Generation aims for world tour and holiday in Japan for 2012

December 24, 2011

On December 23rd, Girls’ Generation performed in Japan Asahi TV’s Music Station. Not only did they perform the Japanese version of ‘Mr. Taxi’ and ‘The Boys’, they also revealed their goals for the year 2012.

When asked ‘What was this year like for you?’, they answered, “We are very happy to have been able to make a tour around Japan, which we have dreamed for since our debut in Japan. We are also happy that we made good memories with the fans around the nation. We would love to make a second tour if we get a chance to do so.”

They also revealed their goals for 2012. Tiffany stated, “We want to have an opportunity to meet our fans all around the world by holding a world tour,” while Yuri stated, “We want to have a holiday in Japan. We have only been in Japan for work, so we want to visit various places in Japan personally such as the hot springs.”

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The Dangerous Boys break rules set by Girls’ Generation on first day of training

December 23, 2011

The Dangerous Boys made disappointing actions by violating the rules set by Girls’ Generation during their first day at their dormitory.

In JTBC’s ‘SNSD and the Dangerous Boys’, the boys took their first step to improve themselves by going into training with the help of Girls’ Generation.

Upon Girls’ Generation and the boys’ first meeting, the former has set rules for the boys to keep while in training, including banning alcohol, smoking, and cussing.

However, not only did they cuss all the time, they even avoided the camera in order to smoke, breaking their promises with Girls’ Generation.

On the other hand, through choosing their leader and making their own slogan, they showed improvement in social activities.

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Jessica confirmed for KBS2 drama ‘Violent Romance’!

December 23, 2011

Jessica is confirmed to make her drama debut along with actor Lee DongWook in KBS2′s drama ‘Violent Romance’, which will kick off on January 4th.

On December 23rd, production staff of the drama told TV Daily through a teleconversation, “Jessica will taking the role of Kang JongHee, who is the ex-lover of Lee DongWook’s character in the drama. She is expected to make appearances in 8 episodes.”

In ‘Violent Romance’, Jessica’s character Kang JongHee is Lee DongWook’s first love whom he could not forget.

Meanwhile, Jessica’s acting skill has been proven from her role in musical ‘Legally Blonde’. Besides, YoonA and Sooyoung, Jessica is the 3rd member of Girls’ Generation who has been confirmed for a drama stint this year.


Jessica takes #45 on ‘The 22nd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces’!

December 23, 2011

Guess who made it to ‘The 22nd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces – 2011′?

Our very own Jessica Jung made it to the #45 of this global annual ranking with a 22-year history since 1990, along with big names such as Emma Watson, who came in first, Rihanna (#2), Natalie Portman (#19), Kiera Knightley (#39), Lindsay Lohan (#87), Anne Hathaway (#94) and many more.

It is also worth mentioning that fellow South Korean celebrities Song Hye Kyo and Go Ara charted at #5 and #12 respectively. Song Hye Kyo is in the charts for the second year running while Go Ara is charting for the first time.

Unlike other annual publications, ‘The 22nd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Face’, which was presented by US film website, TC Candler, is based purely on faces across countries, cultures, lifestyles and so on.

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Girls’ Generation teaches the Dangerous Boys to dance!

December 23, 2011

Girls’ Generation takes up the roles of dance teachers for the five boys from JTBC’s ‘SNSD and the Dangerous Boys’, who have taken up the challenge of the dance competition ‘Street Jam’.

In the previous episode, with the help of psychiatrist, Girls’ Generation has advised the boys to compete in ‘Street Jam’ in order to give them a common goal.

The five boys, who have never danced before, were surprised by their first mission; to participate in the dance competition.

When Girls’ Generation tested the boys for their basic dance skills, it foreshadowed the hard times ahead.

Before the actual competition, the five boys will be dancing to ‘The Boys’, the song of their mentors, in order to test their possible improvements in dancing.

It is also heard that despite their tight schedules, Girls’ Generation made a surprise visit to the boys.

This episode will be aired on December 25th at 7.30pm on JTBC. The boys are participating in the ‘Street Jam’ competition, where the top dancers of Korea competes, which will take place on February 5th.

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tvN’s ‘enews’ unveils the top-earner in Girls’ Generation!

December 22, 2011

Girls’ Generation are undeniably the top advertisement models in the entertainment world this year but among the nine girls, who earned the most?

On December 22nd at 9pm KST, a corner of cable channel, tvN’s entertainment information programme, ‘enews’ titled ‘Most Watched News’ will be focusing on the girls’ individual incomes.

Along with Lee SeungGi, Girls’ Generation was recently selected as the best advertisement models in 2011. The secret behind it is none other than the fact that the group itself is well-loved by people from all age groups. Due to the girls’ various unique personalities, they have been constantly receiving offers to promote different products.

Among the nine members, Jessica and Tiffany were both ranked 4th in terms of individual incomes. With their participation in musicals ‘Legally Blonde’ (Jessica) and ‘FAME’ (Tiffany), they were paid about 3 million Won in performance fees per show. From 10 shows, the total performance fees would be about 30 million Won each.

Taeyeon, who has the most outstanding singing ability, came in 3rd. She was also a radio DJ and acted in the musical ‘Midnight Sun’. From her radio appearances, she received a fee of 400,000 Won per show. Thus, after two years, the total fee collected summed up to 288 million Won. For her musical appearances, she earned a further amount of about 30 million Won.

In 2nd place, it is none other than the maknae, Seohyun. Seohyun’s composed and trustworthy image is a favorite among advertisers. The appearance fee for rising stars in cosmetic products’ advertisement is around 100-200 million Won per advertisement. If Seohyun was paid 200 million Won per advertisement, she would have received an estimated fee of 400 million Won for two advertisements filmed.

Who among the remaining 5 members (Yuri, Sunny, YoonA, Sooyoung and Hyoyeon) earns the most in Girls’ Generation? The member who reaped in an estimated income of about 3 billion Won will be revealed at 9pm KST on December 22nd’s edition of ‘enews’.


Fans sent 2,441kg of congratulatory rice for Tiffany’s musical debut in ‘FAME’!

December 22, 2011

Girls’ Generation and Tiffany’s fans from various countries have donated a total of 2,441kg of congratulatory rice in conjunction with Tiffany’s first performance for the musical ‘FAME’ on December 21st at the Olympic Park.

To congratulate Tiffany’s debut in musical, fans, not only from Korea but foreign countries, have sent 2,441 kg of congratulatory rice. J-SONE JAPAN has sent 801kg while Japanese fansite has sent 500kg. Tiffany House & SONEs from Taiwan has sent 300kg while China and Hong Kong have each sent 100kg. 620kg were sent by Korean fans, with 20kg from anonymous senders.

The staff from the musical ‘FAME’ stated, “Fans from both Korea and foreign countries have requested for us to receive their congratulatory rice since last month, but we couldn’t accept all of them because we did not have enough space. The musical ‘FAME’ has received a total of 8,546kg of congratulatory rice, not only from Tiffany’s fans, but also fans of EunHyuk, JungMo and Lina. This is, so far, the most congratulatory rice a musical has received.”

After the musical ends, the congratulatory rice they have received will be donated to those in need.

‘FAME’, a story of youths’ dreams and goals, will be performed until January 29th.

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Girls’ Generation to charm with a special concert on MBC this Christmas!

December 22, 2011

Girls’ Generation has prepared an unprecedented Christmas concert, showing off their fresh looks and charms.

On the midnight of December 25th, the ‘Girls’ Generation’s Christmas Fairytale’ held with 700 audiences will be broadcasted on MBC.

On the day of recording, Taeyeon transformed into ‘Queen of Snow’ and performed ‘Oh Holy Night’, a sorrowful carol song. Sooyoung’s Latin dance performance ‘Cha-Cha-Cha’ was revealed for the first time and became a hot topic among fans.

Moreover, Jessica transformed into ‘Sleeping Beauty’, singing a jazz song ‘When you wish upon a star’ with her unique style. Seohyun and Yuri put up a performance with charms that were unseen of, giving the fans a real surprise. The members also put up a ‘Hit songs parade’ by singing carol versions of title songs like ‘The Boys’ and ‘Kissing you’.

Besides this, Girls’ Generation also paid visit to soldiers of the army at the frontline. By adding a special stage with Sung Sikyung, as well as Jessica’s duet stage with SHINee’s Onew, audience will have more anticipation for this concert.

‘Girls’ Generation’s Christmas Fairytale’ will be aired for 90 minutes on December 25th at 12.20am KST.

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