Behind-the-Scenes Footage of “Love Rain” Released
Behind-the-scenes footage of some scenes with Yoona and Jang Geunsuk from Episodes 9 and 11 has been released. The clips show that the two are on very good terms with the staff members, lightening the mood on the set with their good sense of humor. Despite their nonchalant attitudes, however, they are still professional when it’s time to work. The scenes covered in both videos take place at White Garden, a cafe in the drama that belongs to Seo Joon (played by Jang Geunsuk).
J-Symphony (제이심포니) Covers “Gee”
J-Symphony, a popular South Korean duo, recently performed a cover of Girls’ Generation’s hit, “Gee”. The pair added an original twist to the fan-favorite, showcasing their smooth vocals and drawing praise from the audience for their rendition.
New “Catch Me If You Can” Spot Released Featuring Sunny
A new promotional video of “Catch Me If You Can” has recently appeared, featuring scenes of Sunny performing her role as “Nurse Brenda” in the musical. Throughout the short video, a live recording of Sunny singing “Fly Fly Away”, one of the musical’s songs, plays in the background. It is clear that Sunny has managed to perform well and show off her amazing singing ability, despite being busy with other schedules, as she is able to express her emotions perfectly.
New Yakult “Look” CF Revealed
After revealing a fifteen second CF of “Look”, featuring Girls’ Generation, Yakult Korea has now released a thirty second version. The CF includes shots of the girls’ fabulous figures and a hilarious scene of Jessica, Yuri, Sooyoung, and Yoona in a cinema with “Look” in hand.
“InStyle” Releases a Behind-the-Scenes Video of Sooyoung’s Photoshoot
“InStyle Magazine” has released a behind-the-scenes video of Sooyoung’s photoshoot for its April 2012 issue. In a short interview, Sooyoung talked about her lipstick, stating that its color wasn’t really red or orange, but a deep red. She said that it was her first time using a colored lipstick and that it wasn’t as bad as she expected. She added that her personality is probably best expressed by the intensity of red and orange’s freshness but said that deep red is still a nice color she can relate to. She then proceeded to send a message to her fans asking, “Does it suit me?”
Mamonde Releases a New Chinese CF Featuring Yuri
Mamonde has released a new Chinese CF as part of Yuri’s continuing endorsement for the cosmetic and skin care brand. Yuri shows off her beautiful looks as flower petals swirl around her to form a BB cream product in her hands.
Tiffany Posts a Short Message on Girls’ Generation – TTS Website
Shortly after the release of the new MV “Twinkle” by Girls’ Generation – TTS, Tiffany posted a cute message on Girls’ Generation – TTS’s official website. In the message, she told fans that she and the girls were practicing a lot. She also promoted Ace Bed by using the catchphrase “Have a good 잠 (jam/sleep)” from the CFs. You can check out the message in the Translated Goodies Section.
Drew Ryan Scott Tweets About “Twinkle”
Varsity Fanclub member Drew Ryan Scott, one of the original singers of “Baby Steps” (a song covered by Girls’ Generation – TTS for the “Twinkle” album), tweeted on April 28th telling his followers to buy the “Twinkle” mini-album and to “make it huge!!!” He included a link to the US iTunes store with his message. Scott is a well-established music producer and songwriter; his clients include other SM Entertainment artists such as Super Junior and TVXQ, as well as many other Korean, Japanese, European and North American artists.
SM Entertainment Artists Featured in “MyPaper”
On May 3, “MyPaper,” a newspaper based in Singapore, released interviews with SM Entertainment artists that were held during the “I AM” showcase. Among the featured groups were Super Junior, TVXQ, Kangta, f(x), SHINee, and of course, Girls’ Generation.
Girls’ Generation Included in WhatCulture’s “5 K-Pop Bands Looking to Smash US/UK Charts”
WhatCulture, a popular entertainment and cultural website, has recently released a list of K-Pop groups ready to take the western music market by storm, placing Girls’ Generation as first. Listing the girls’ achievements since their debut, the article praises Girls’ Generation’s rise to success and compliments their various styles in music, saying that “Gee” is “hand-clapping super pop at its best”, “Run Devil Run” is “squelching beat fierceness with a music video that puts the Pussycat Dolls to shame”, and “Oh!” sounds like the soundtrack to “mega drive Sonic games”. The article concludes that Girls’ Generation is “ready to roll” and take the US and UK markets by storm. You can check out the entire WhatCulture feature here.
Arirang Places Sunny as Sixth Idol Most Likely to Survive on an Uninhabited Island
Popular English-language Korean network Arirang has recently placed Sunny as sixth among the top ten idols most likely to survive on a deserted island. Others in the list include MBLAQ’s G.O., 2PM’s maknae Chansung, SHINee’s Minho, K.Will, Kim Jongkook, Wonder Girls member Yeeun, Brown Eyed Girls singer Gain, Kara’s Han Seungyeon, and Miss A’s Min. The placing resulted from videos that surfaced online of Sunny catching chickens, mudfish and other animals, leading many to believe that if ever stranded on an island, Sunny would have no problems surviving.
Jessica to Appear on tvN’s “Taxi”
Jessica will make an appearance on tvN’s “Taxi”, a variety show and interview program that takes place in a taxi cab. “Taxi” will be broadcast on May 17th at 12:00 AM KST. The show is well-known for bringing out plenty of heart-warming stories from famous artists through its interviews.
Tiffany Reveals Her Prediction of the Highest Earning Member in Girls’ Generation
Tiffany appeared in an episode of Strong Heart on April 30th, in which she and labelmate Leeteuk from Super Junior revealed who they thought was the highest earning member in their respective groups. When asked, Tiffany picked Yoona as the member she thought to be earning the most. Tiffany explained that since Yoona is the most involved in solo activities like CFs and dramas, it would make sense that Yoona has the most income compared to the other members. Leeteuk said that he thought Siwon earned the most in Super Junior.
Seohyun Thanks Fans Who Attended Girls’ Generation – TTS‘s Performance
After Girls’ Generation – TTS’s performances on “M! Countdown”, Seohyun posted on Girls’ Generation’s official website, thanking fans who came to watch and expressed her wish to meet again in the future. The photo of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun accompanying the message pictured the three cheerfully showing the sub-unit’s debut album, “Twinkle.” You can read the translation of the message here.
“Brenda” Visits the Girls’ Generation Official Website
Sunny left a picture of herself on the girls’ official site, ready to play her role as the character Brenda in the musical “Catch Me If You Can.” Along with the photo, she also left a short, but cute message that can be read here.
Tiffany Appears on Australian Prime Time TV Show “The Project”
Tiffany made a short appearance on “The Project”, in a section discussing “Vogue” magazine’s decision to rule out thin models and to propose a new image of healthier ones. A photo of Tiffany for her photoshoot with “Vogue” magazine was used as an example of a “healthy look”.
As part of promotions for their first album “Twinkle”, Girls’ Generation – TTS will be performing live on the MBC Music program “Show! Champion”, hosted by Kim Shinyoung and Super Junior’s Shindong. The show aims to combine variety and music performances together, and every week it selects the best song through audience and artist polls. “Show! Champion” broadcasts live on MBC Music on Tuesday, May 8 at 7:00 PM KST.
Girls’ Generation Included on GRAMMY.com’s “The K-Pop Explosion”
GRAMMY.com recently covered the world-wide music phenomenon, “Hallyu”. It mentioned Girls’ Generation as one of the powerhouses that garners much attention on the international stage. You can check out the full article here.
Girls’ Generation – TTS Posts a Short Message for “Children’s Day”
On May 5th, Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun left a message on the official Girls’ Generation – TTS board to celebrate “Children’s Day” in Korea. They posted selcas of themselves in their “Show! Music Core” host outfits. You can check out the photos and translated message in Soshified’s Translated Goodies Section.
Shim Jaewon Tweets About Girls’ Generation – TTS
Shim Jaewon, a performance director and choreographer for SM Entertainment, recently tweeted a photo of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun showing their appreciation for a box of treats sent by fans. He added that since the three enjoyed the cupcakes so much, he was sure they would do well in their first live performance of “Twinkle” and “Baby Steps” on M!Countdown.
“I AM” Twitter Account Reveals Photos from the May 1st Showcase
The official Twitter for the movie “I AM” tweeted a few pictures from the “I AM” showcase. The first picture shows Tiffany and Seohyun with their seniors, Kangta and Yesung. The girls’ cute poses and the relaxed demeanor of the guys combine to create a photo filled with warmth and affection. A photo of Hyoyeon and Sooyoung alongside SHINee’s Jonghyun and Key was also posted. The four demonstrated their close friendship by making casual poses together for the camera. Later on a picture of Sooyoung and Eunhyuk appeared as well, with the tweet describing them briefly as the ” ‘I AM’ cutie ambassadors” and saying that they looked good together. These commemorative photos were taken in a waiting room during the “I AM” movie’s showcase.
Selca of Yuri Surfaces Online
A new selca from Yuri has recently surfaced online. She looks extremely cute, presenting her fresh face in the four-frame picture. Yuri has been working hard filming for SBS’s drama “Fashion King”, so a picture like this shows that she is healthy and doing fine.
Shinhwa Takes a Photo with Girls’ Generation – TTS
Legendary idol group Shinhwa took a picture alongside Girls’ Generation – TTS during their time backstage at M! Countdown. Shinhwa appears to be very warm and friendly with the girls, and are seen promoting Girls’ Generation – TTS’s mini-album, “Twinkle”, in the photo. The picture was posted on Shinhwa’s official Twitter account.
Ivy Commends Seohyun for Her Kindness
Singer Ivy posted a photo of sweet potatoes given to her by Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun. The two were sharing a waiting room at Music Bank when Ivy commented that she felt hungry. Seohyun then offered her some sweet potatoes. In the blog post, Ivy praised Seohyun for her thoughtfulness and beauty, and wished Girls’ Generation – TTS success.
SMTown Facebook Posts Photo of Girls’ Generation – TTS and EXO-K
SMTown recently added a photo to their Facebook page showing Girls’ Generation – TTS and EXO-K posing together after their performances on “M! Countdown”. Each member of the newest SM Entertainment group demonstrated his support for his seniors by proudly holding a new “Twinkle” CD.
Mnet Wide Tweets Picture of Girls’ Generation – TTS
Mnet Wide recently tweeted a picture of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun with a doll box they won as a prize on “Mnet Wide Open Talk Show.” You can download the cut of their appearance on “Mnet Wide Open Talk Show” from Soshified’s Video Downloads Section.
Yakult Opens New Facebook Page
Korea Yakult has launched a Facebook page to promote their new brand “다이어트 LOOK” (“diet LOOK”). The page features plenty of advertisements involving Girls’ Generation, from photos to video commercials. You can check out some of the pictures in the photosets section below.
Boom Tweets a Photo of Girls’ Generation – TTS on SBS’s “Young Street”
Boom recently posted a photo of Girls’ Generation – TTS on his radio show, SBS’s “Young Street”. He clearly showed his excitement for having the girls over in his show through his tweet, praising the girls’ fair features.
Sooyoung Visits “Music Bank” to Cheer on Girls’ Generation – TTS
Sooyoung visited Music Bank to cheer on and watch Girls’ Generation – TTS’s performance on May 4th. She even went without make-up and chatted with them while taking pictures. Their photos were uploaded in the official Girls’ Generation website. You can also check out the message in the Translated Goodies section.
Seohyun Attends Musical “Elizabeth”
On May 5th, Ock Joohyun tweeted a photo of herself and Seohyun from backstage of her musical “Elizabeth.” Seohyun immediately left “Show! Music Core” in order to attend the musical, showing the close relationship that the two have.
Back-Up Dancer Tweets Picture with Girls’ Generation – TTS
Soulme Lee, a back-up dancer for Girls’ Generation – TTS, tweeted a picture of her with Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun. Taeyeon and Seohyun chose to show their signature move from the “Twinkle” choreography while Soulme and Tiffany decided to go with another pose. After the picture, Soulme added that the girls were “always pretty!”
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The May 1st performance of the “Catch Me If You Can” musical ended on quite an interesting note. SHINee’s Key, who plays Frank Abagnale Jr. in the musical, performed a small bit of choreography from Girls’ Generation – TTS’s “Twinkle” during the musical’s curtain call. Key is well-known for light-heartedly imitating other groups’ choreographies, and is often seen imitating some of Girls’ Generation’s popular dances.
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