Archive for February 27, 2012

YoonA captures hearts with new selca!

February 27, 2012

YoonA’s latest selca which revealed her goddess-like beauty becomes a hot discussion topic recently.

Recently, YoonA repaid her fans’ love by putting up a cute UFO Town image. In the photo, YoonA was blowing a bubble gum with a cute expression on her face, capturing the hearts of anyone looking at it.

Netizens who saw the photo commented, “It seems that YoonA revealed her latest photo to the fans”, “She’s pretty even when she’s blowing a bubble gum”, “YoonA is a goddess”, “Her fan service is amazing” and various other reactions.

Meanwhile, YoonA and Jang GeunSuk’s KBS new Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Love Rain’ will be aired starting March 26th.


Imada Kouji to appear in Girls’ Generation’s ‘Time Machine’ music video

February 25, 2012

Famous Japanese entertainer Imada Kouji will make his appearance in Girls’ Generation’s ‘Time Machine’ music video.

Japan’s ‘Sanspo’ and ‘CD Journal’ reported, “Movie actor and comedian Imada Kouji will be featured in the music video of Girls’ Generation’s new Japanese song ‘Time Machine’.

‘Time Machine’, a ballad included in ‘Repackage: Girls’ Generation~The Boys’ album, has been selected as the CM song for the new CF of ‘e-ma throat candy’ which will be aired throughout Japan starting February 25th. Upon the decision of the music video production, Imada Kouji who proclaimed himself as a fan of Girls’ Generation was offered to make an appearance in the music video and he was ever ready to accept the offer.

Local media stated, “Imada Kouji was self-motivated throughout the shoot and he acted the role of a person who cried while recalling his unforgettable past really well.”

Imada Kouji said, “These recent years have been the happiest ones in my career. Before the manager even finished talking, I said ‘I’ll act in it’. The moment when I saw ’10th member of Girls’ Generation’ written on the proposal sheet, I felt that I have achieved my goal. I’m very happy to be given this opportunity among Girls’ Generation’s fans in the entertainment industry. The shooting of the MV was really fun.”

The 15-second teaser video will be revealed on February 25th and the music video is set for release in the beginning of March.

Here’s the first teaser of ‘Time Machine’.

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Forbes Korea: Girls’ Generation, Korea’s top ‘Power Celebrity’ for two consecutive years

February 25, 2012

Girls’ Generation has been named Korea’s top ‘Power Celebrity’ for the second consecutive year.

In celebration of Forbes Korea’s 9th anniversary of founding, the result of the ‘Korea’s Power Celebrity 40′ was announced. Out of more than 100 famous figures in Korea, Forbes Korea announced the top 40 celebrities who are shortlisted based on income, influence, reputation and expertise. The benchmark for selection is similar to US Forbes ‘Celebrity 100′.

Girls’ Generation who topped the celebrity survey last year has obtained 1st and 2nd spot in the main selection criteria such as number of published articles, TV advertisements and broadcast activities. Last year alone, Girls’ Generations have participated in a total of 36 TV commercials. Their 3rd album ‘The Boys’ which was released in October last year had recorded sales of more than 380,000 copies.

The spotlight of this year’s result is the inclusion of many Kpop idols within the top 20 spots where 10 spots were occupied by them. Besides Girls’ Generation who took the top spot, other Kpop stars included in the top 20 spots are Big Bang, IU, Kara, Beast, 2PM, JYJ, TVXQ, Super Junior and T-ara. The breakthrough by the artists in the ‘Power Celebrity’ list shows the huge influence of the Kpop fever. Last year, fans from New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and other parts of the world had performed flash mobs and cover dances in their efforts to request for Kpop artists’ performance in their respective areas.

Other than Girls’ Generation, the celebrities who are still within top 10 this year (comparison made to last year’s list) are Kim YunA, Lee SeungGi and Park JiSung. Kim YunA has the biggest media influence among all celebrities.


Yuri enjoys a game of table tennis while filming ‘Fashion King’ in New York

February 24, 2012

Girl’s Generation’s Yuri, who has turned to acting this year, was spotted enjoying a game of table tennis while filming on location in New York.

To start filming for the new SBS drama ‘Fashion King’, Yuri flew over to New York last week and has been dealing with busy daily schedules ever since she arrived. However, on February 22th where filming took place in a Manhattan studio, Yuri took her free time during which she had no scenes to film, to enjoy a few rounds of table tennis with the staff while still wearing her character’s clothes.

‘Fashion King’ will be the first time where Yuri will be showing off her acting skills in a major drama. Yuri will play the character of Anna, who overcomes the many obstacles of discrimination and with her own strength, later becomes a senior fashion designer working for a world-famous designer.

The other cast members includes Yoo Ah In, Shin Se Kyung, Lee Jae Hun, Jang Mi Hee and Han Yu E. ‘Fashion King’ was created with fashion as its theme, along with the challenges and success of young people and their love and desire. This drama was put together by the writers of ‘What Happened in Bali’, ‘One Thousand Year Old Penny’ and ‘Stars in my Heart’, Lee Sun Mi and Kim Ki Ho, and the director of ‘Bad Couple’ and ‘Ja Myeong Go’, Lee Myung Woo.

‘Fashion King’ will be the follow-up drama after the hit drama ‘Salary Man Cho Han Ji’, and will air its first episode on March 19th.

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Tiffany dazzles at the opening of ’8ight Seconds’!

February 23, 2012

In the evening of February 23rd, Tiffany attended the outlet opening event of global SPA (Specialty store retailer of Private label Apparel) brand ’8ight Seconds’ at Shinsadong Garosugil in Kangnam, Seoul.

’8ight Seconds’ is more than just a fashion store selling ordinary clothings as it also gives customers the opportunity to enjoy the fashion, as well as experiencing the creativity of the designs while doing their shopping.

On the other hand, the opening event was also attended by Choi KangHee, Park SiYeon, Kim YooJung, f(x)’s Sulli, Rainbow, 4minute, Lee MinHo, Lee ChunHee, 2AM’s Jo Kwon and SeulOng, Kang HyeJung and Tablo.


Girls’ Generation’s new ‘e-ma’ advertisement unveiled!

February 23, 2012

Ahead of its release, Girls’ Generation’s new Japanese advertisement has been revealed.

On February 23rd, Japanese media reported on Girls’ Generation’s latest advertisement for ‘e-ma’ throat candy along with its making film footages.

The advertisement which will be aired on Japanese television channels starting February 25th features the ‘Blooming Flower In City’ concept where Girls’ Generation members turned into beautiful flowers. Each of the 9 members dance gracefully as they formed petals of the flower on top of a building.

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Taeyeon praised for professionalism despite toenail injury

February 23, 2012

On February 22nd, Taeyeon and Joo YoungHoon were the MCs for the ’1st GaOn Chart Kpop Awards’, which took place in Blue Square Samsung Card Hall in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Despite suffering from an injury on her toenail, Taeyeon held on and carried out her duty as an MC.

At the award ceremony, YoonA who accepted the ‘Oricon Special Award’ on behalf of Girls’ Generation gave her thanks and expressed her thoughts and feelings upon receiving the award. She then pointed to Taeyeon, requesting the leader to say a few words. Upon her request, Taeyeon who did not leave the MC-ing spot, gave her acceptance speech.

Joo YoungHoon then explained, “While Taeyeon is having an injury where her toe nail flipped off before the award ceremony today, she decided to proceed with her MC-ing duty.”

Feeling rather embarrassed with YoungHoon’s explanation, Taeyeon said,”You don’t have to go into the details, I’m ok. It’s only a very small injury.”

Due to the injury sustained, Taeyeon had to take off her high heels and put on a pair of slippers instead during the award ceremony.

Following this, netizens commented, “By proceeding with her MC-ing duty despite the painful toe nail injury, Taeyeon has shown a great sense of professionalism”, “Indeed, she is Girls’ Generation’s leader”, “I hope Taeyeon will have a speedy recovery”, etc.


Girls’ Generation bags two awards at the ’1st GaOn Chart Kpop Awards’!

February 22, 2012

The first ever ‘GaOn Chart Kpop Awards’ was held at 7pm KST on February 22nd at the Blue Square Samsung Card Hall in Hannam-dong, Seoul and the event was hosted by Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon alongside composer-broadcaster Joo YoungHoon.

The winners of ‘GaOn Chart Kpop Awards’ are selected based on the aggregate data of digital music sales and album sales collected throughout 2011 and the awards given out include ‘Artists of The Year Award’, ‘New Artist of The Year Award’, ‘Best Music Composer/Lyricist of The Year Award’, ‘Best Performer of The Year Award’ , ‘Technical Excellence of The Year Award’, ‘Best Stylist Award’, ‘New Media Platform Award’, ‘Producer of The Year Award’, ‘Oricon Special Award’, ‘Kpop Contribution Award’, ‘International Song of The Year Award’ and ‘Discovery of The Year Award’.

Girls’ Generation, represented by Taeyeon and Yoona, brought home two big awards from the event — the ‘Oricon Special Award’ for their first Japanese album ‘Girls’ Generation’, which according to Oricon, holds the top sales record, with more than 642,000 copies sold since June 2011, for a Korean artist in Japan and the ‘Album of the Year (4th Quarter) Award’ for their album ‘The Boys’. In the acceptance speech, Yoona said, “I really miss my unnies, although Taeyeon unnie is here too, I really hope that they are beside me now to make the speech together.”

In addition to that, Girls’ Generation’s stylist, Seo SooKyung, won ‘Best Stylist Award’ and MC Taeyeon congratulated her by saying, “SooKyung unnie congrats!”. Seo Sookyung said, “Thank you SONEs for always giving your love and support. Thanks to Girls’ Generation, who has good body figures that always fits perfectly into our outfits.”

The award presentation ceremony were also attended by various Kpop artists including IU, Wonder Girls, Beast, Secret, Davichi, Girl’s Day, Huh Gak, Super Junior, B1A4, etc.

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Jessica stuns in March issue of ‘Dazed & Confused’!

February 21, 2012

Girls’ Generation’s Jessica and SE7EN are the latest cover models for the March issue of the Korean edition of British style magazine ‘Dazed & Confused’.

In the released photos, Jessica and SE7EN were holding a phone each in the respective covers while making a strong expression as if they are yelling at someone.

On the day the photos were taken, the two did not show their exhaustion and did their best to bring up the atmosphere at the photo shoot.

Also, it was said that the photo shoot staff complimented Jessica’s natural expression for the shoot.

Jessica and SE7EN’s photos could be seen in ‘Dazed & Confused’, which will be on sale starting February 21st.

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