Archive for March 30, 2012

Yuri appointed as model for cosmetic brand Mamonde

March 30, 2012

Yuri who recently received praises for her acting in drama ‘Fashion King’, was appointed as the new face for Amore Pacific Mamonde.

A representative of Mamonde said, “Yuri who has been receiving love from men and women of all ages because of her outstanding talents and friendly image has been selected as the model for Mamonde”.

The representative further elaborated, “Through the appointment of Yuri, a Hallyu star who possesses a clean and lively charm as a model, we are hoping that she could further strengthen the image and position of Mamonde as a global brand along with Choi SiWon, who was appointed as the first male model for Mamonde last year”.

Yuri who will be carrying out her activities as a solo model for a cosmetic brand for the first time expressed her excitement by saying, “It feels great to be selected as a model for Korea’s leading brand mamonde. In the future, please anticipate the various charms that I will be presenting along with Mamonde”.

The TV CF and online videos are expected to be revealed in April.


Taeyeon, the ‘OST Queen’

March 30, 2012

Following the footsteps of singer Baek JiYoung, Taeyeon has emerged as the next ‘OST Queen’.

Taeyeon recently participated in the Original Soundtrack (OST) for MBC drama ‘The King 2 Hearts’ entitled ‘Missing You Like Crazy’. As soon as it was released on March 28th, ‘Missing You Like Crazy’ took no.1 spot on the real-time charts of major music sites.

On March 30th (am), the OST secured the no.1 spot on Soribada, no.2 on Olleh Music and 3rd on melOn.

Taeyeon’s participation in the OST for dramas ‘Beethoven Virus’ (OST: Can You Hear Me?) and ‘Hong Gil Dong’ (OST: If) had managed to raise the popularity of these dramas and by charting no.1 on various music sites, Taeyeon fully deserves the title of ‘OST Queen’.


Falling for YoonA in 3 seconds

March 30, 2012

YoonA revealed her ’3-seconds aegyo’.

On March 27th, YoonA posted photos of herself taken at an undisclosed location with the title ’1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds’ on Girls’ Generation’s official website.

In the photos revealed, YoonA made a ‘V-sign’ with her fingers and captivated the hearts of her fans with her sizzling aegyo. Not only that, in one of the photos, YoonA put her hands together to support her face in a really lovely manner. The hearts of male fans would definitely race in excitement upon looking at these cute photos.

The title of the post was given as such because in the drama ‘Love Rain’, In-Ha, played by Jang GeunSuk, took not more than 3 seconds to fall in love with YoonHee, one of the two characters played by YoonA. Thus, through these photos, it was as if YoonA was also trying to captivate the hearts of the fans within 3 seconds as well.

Netizens who saw the photos commented, “3 seconds are too long for me”, “A truly mind-blowing aegyo”, “I also fell for YoonA in 3 seconds”, etc.


Girls’ Generation commemorate Pyeongchon’s Lotte Departmental Store opening with fan signing event

March 28, 2012

In conjunction with the opening of a Lotte Departmental Store in Pyeongchon on March 29th, Girls’ Generation will be having a fan signing event.

At 2.20pm KST on March 29th, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon and Sunny will be attending the commemorative fan signing event at Pyeongchon Square. In addition to that, there will also be a ‘Big Star’ concert at the same venue from 7pm to 9pm KST which features performances from artists like Kim GunMo, Dal Shabet, M4, etc.

The new Pyeongchon Lotte Departmental Store building situated at Hogye-dong, Anyang-si in Gyeonggi-do comprises of 1 basement level and 9 above ground levels. The departmental store has a total of 600 brand names to offer and it also houses cultural hall, cultural center and a cinema.


Taeyeon to sing ‘Missing You Like Crazy’ for ‘The King 2 Hearts’ OST

March 27, 2012

Taeyeon will be participating in the OST for MBC Wednesday-Thursday mini series ‘The King 2 Hearts’.

Taeyeon’s ‘Missing You Like Crazy’, a modern rock and punk ballad, is the theme song of Kim HangA (played by Ha JiWon), an instructor in the North Korean Special Forces.

On March 27th, the company in charged of the promotion of ‘The King 2 Hearts’, 3HWCOM stated, “The song which portrays both emotional control, as well as explosion of emotions represents Kim HangA’s state of mind. The participation of Taeyeon, who possess a beautiful voice and ability to express herself well in the OST has garnered a lot of attention.”

Taeyeon’s participation in ‘The King 2 Hearts’ OST marks her reunion with music director, Lee PilHo. Taeyeon met Director Lee PilHo when they were working on the OST for 2008′s drama ‘Beethoven Virus’.

A representative of 3HWCOM said, “Taeyeon is working with music director, Lee PilHo once again and she has fulfilled the promise she made with the director 3 years and 6 months ago.”

It was said that when Lee PilHo first received the script of ‘The King 2 Hearts’, he sent a ‘love call’ to Taeyeon saying, “The only singer to sing the main theme song is none other than Taeyeon.”

Taeyeon’s ‘Missing You Like Crazy’ will be revealed in the 3rd episode of ‘The King 2 Hearts’ on March 28th.


J’kyun shows admiration for Sunny with ‘Fantastic SoonKyu’!

March 27, 2012

Hip-hop prince, J’kyun revealed his admiration for Sunny as he covered Big Bang’s ‘Fantastic Baby’ and named it ‘Fantastic SoonKyu’ instead. The cover song was released through J’kyun’s official website.

J’kyun’s 1st album ‘Re:birthday’ which was released in January 2010 received great response from music lovers and recently, he has been involved with Korea’s first SNS radio ‘I Am A Prince’. In the lyrics of the newly released ‘Fantastic SoonKyu’, J’kyun addresses Sunny by her real name, SoonKyu and expresses his affection for Sunny through his rap.

To those who have listened to ‘Fantastic SoonKyu’, one might have noticed that it includes lines such as ‘SoonKyu, I’ve fallen for you/ For you have sexy eyes/ Oh I don’t have any bad intention, don’t get me wrong’ and also ‘Winner of competition among girl groups’ as well as ‘Soshi’s venus’.

In addition to those lines, J’kyun also mentioned ‘I like your real name more than Sunny’, ‘I even love your past graduation photos’, ‘Invincible Youth was a little boring but…/ I could see you once again’ as well as ‘Do not ask any questions, just feel who SoonKyu is’. Anyone who listens to the song would definitely be amused by how the song was re-written by J’kyun to show his admiration for Sunny.

Netizens commented, “The feel of the song is awesome”, “Indeed a hip-hop prince”, “It’s really fun and amusing listening to it”, etc.

After just 12 hours of its release, ‘Fantastic SoonKyu’ had since garnered more than 60,000 views.


[Exclusive] Malaysia, put it back on!

March 26, 2012

March 23rd, 2012 was a very memorable day for Malaysian SONEs as Girls’ Generation performed for the first time on Malaysian soil. After almost 5 years of waiting, the girls had finally landed and performed in Malaysia. On this historical day, news and media teams were there to witness the Soshi effect in Malaysia.

In conjunction with the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix weekend, a free-to-public concert ‘TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012′ was held at  the  outdoors near the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and was reportedly attended by over 68,000 people! The first of the two-day concert was also graced by the ex-lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger and local artistes.

Fans were at the venue as early as the night before and crowds had already formed at the foot of the iconic buildings by the morning of the event. Prior to Girls’ Generation’s performance during the night, the audience were also entertained by the local DJs and huge responses were given when Kpop songs were played. MC of the night, Jojo Struys, were also amazed by the audience participation.

Girls’ Generation arrived in the city at about 5pm on the day itself and left about 6 hours later, immediately after the concert.

In the half-hour performance set, the eight girls, minus Yuri who could not make it due to conflicting filming schedules of ‘Fashion King’, stunned with their all-white outfits and sang six of their hit songs – ‘The Boys (Korean version)’, ‘Genie’, ‘Hoot’, ‘Run Devil Run’, ‘Mr. Taxi’ and ‘Gee’.

Despite the hastily organized concert, which was only announced three days beforehand, fans came prepared with banners and printed paper messages which says ‘Finally, You’re Here’, to which the girls replied, “Yes…finally, we are here!”. The paper message was displayed on the huge LCD screen on the stage as the girls prepared to rock the stage with ‘The Boys’. The ground was shaken when the fans chanted ‘GG!’ along with Jessica.

Other than greeting fans with local greetings such as “Terima Kasih”, “Selamat Datang” and “Kita Cinta Malaysia”, fans were also ecstatic when Tiffany said, “Malaysia, put it back on!” during ‘Genie’ after years of waiting for the girls to come to Malaysia. Upon seeing the enthusiastic and passionate fans, Tiffany said ,”Wow, Malaysia, you’re so hot!”, probably referring to the hot weather and the explosive reactions from SONEs.

Despite performing in the hot weather with perspiration oozing out from their pores, the girls pulled off brilliant performances as usual. Since the girls arrived on the day itself, they did not get the chance to rehearse but their excellent professional display proved that they were ever ready to rock the stage at any place, anytime.

Although Yuri could not make it to the event this time, the girls made their promise to come back to Malaysia with all nine members in the future, much to the joy of all the fans.

Yuri entertains production staff of ‘Fashion King’ with refrigerator CF

March 26, 2012

Photos of Yuri posing as if she was shooting a refrigerator CF at the set of SBS Monday-Tuesday drama ‘Fashion King’ was revealed on March 25th. In the drama, Yuri plays the role of charming fashion designer, Anna.

Recently, during a shooting session of ‘Fashion King’ at a building in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, there was a scene that Yuri was supposed to open the refrigerator and take out the drinks from it. Being playful, Yuri turned into a CF model, much to the amusement of the production staff who have been working very hard for the drama shoot.

The staff who witnessed Yuri’s self-directed CF gave various reactions and commented, “Whatever she does, Yuri is pretty. She’s like a CF queen”, “One day, she’ll be featured in refrigerator CF”.


[EVENT] Girls’ Generation heads to Malaysia for the first time!

March 21, 2012

In conjunction with the F1 Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend, Girls’ Generation will be joining a list of international artistes to perform at the upcoming ‘TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012′ concert at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur on March 23rd!

Headlining the first of the two-day free-to-public concert, Girls’ Generation will be joined by Nicole Scherzinger, ex-lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, Malaysian artistes James Baum, Reshmonu and DJ Nadine while day 2 consists of international artistes Orianthi and Kelis, along with Malaysia’s Faizal Tahir and DJ Nikki.

This exciting event also marks the first ever Girls’ Generation appearance and performance in the country! Stay tuned as brings you the latest update on the exciting event!

Here’s the official press release from the organizers of the event.

Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2012 – The forthcoming TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 is proud to announce the addition of Greek Australian rock guitarist sensation Orianthi to the artiste line-up set to perform at the base of the PETRONAS Twin Towers.

The first of the two-day free-to-public concert will see American singer, songwriter and dancer Nicole Scherzinger joined by Korean pop girl-group Girls’ Generation, Malaysia’s top artistes James Baum, Reshmonu and DJ Nadine will take to the stage on Friday, 23 March 2012. Taking to the stage as the show’s host is model, actress and TV personality Jojo Struys.

Joining the show’s A-list cast of international artistes, Orianthi will take to the stage alongside American R&B/Dance star Kelis on the second of two shows on Saturday 24 March 2012. Also performing on that night are multi-award winning Malaysian star Faizal Tahir and DJ Nikki. The show will be hosted by Miss Universe Malaysia 2011, Deborah Henry.

Dubbed as one of the world’s best promising and talented female rock guitarist, Orianthi has received numerous accolades since being selected to be Michael Jackson’s lead guitarist for his ill-fated tour in 2009. Having performed with legendary artistes like Prince and Eric Clapton, she has even opened for Steve Vai. An accomplished performer, in 2011 Orianthi was announced as Alice Cooper’s new guitarist, becoming the first female member of the band. She comments, “I am excited about coming to perform in Malaysia at the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 for the very first time. To be able to come back and visit the country and to play right here in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at the base of one of the world’s most famous towers is definitely an experience I am looking forward too!”

Taking to the turntables at the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 are two of the country’s top and accomplished DJ’s. Sporting their own unique style of entertainment; established model and Miss Universe Malaysia 2010 DJ Nadine (Nadine Ann Thomas) is set to perform on Friday, while DJ Nikki will bring her versatile, fresh and exciting set to the stage on Saturday.

Set to be an unforgettable international show in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, entrance to the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012 concert venue is free to the public.

Issued by JoJo Events
21 March 2012

Ticket Information
The concert is free to members of the public in the public access area. There are ticketed zones which can be obtained via several channels.

Purchase RM150 worth of merchandise at the 2012 Formula 1™ PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix Showcase at the concourse level of Suria KLCC and be entitled to two (2) Fan Zone tickets. Spend RM300 worth of merchandise and be in the running for four (4) Fan Zones tickets. Tickets are available for both concert days. Subject to availability.

Partial Road Closure Announcement
In preparation for the TWIN TOWERS @LIVE 2012, the concert management in collaboration with the police and Kuala Lumpur City Hall wish to inform of partial road closures along several roads within the immediate vicinity of the concert venue.

The scheduled partial closure will take place from 5.00p.m to 3.00a.m on 23rd and 24th March and will affect the following roads:
1. The intersection of Jalan Ampang and Persiaran KLCC, closest to Maxis Tower
2. Main intersection of Jalan Ampang, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng and Jalan P Ramlee
3. Jalan P Ramlee from the main intersection towards the intersection with Jalan Pinang
4. The intersection of Jalan Pinang and Persiaran KLCC
5. Persiaran KLCC infront of the two towers

Note: Members of the public will still be able to utilise alternative roads leading to Jalan Sultan Ismail.

Please follow instructions by the traffic police.