New Promotional Videos for “I AM” Released
SM Entertainment and the production company for “I AM” have recently released several new promotional videos in preparation for the upcoming release of the documentary in Korea. The first video shows Jessica, Hyoyeon, and Sooyoung among other their fellow labelmates, including BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, SHINee, and f(x). The second video features only Jessica, Hyoyeon, and Sooyoung, while the third video features Taeyeon, who asks, “Um, can I say this honestly?” to which the interviewer replies, “Yes, you can. You can also answer this as Kim Taeyeon.”
“Unique Entertainment News” Reports on Jessica, Sooyoung, and Their Star Siblings
OBS’s “Unique Entertainment News” recently talked about star siblings, highlighting Jessica and Sooyoung with their sisters, Krystal from f(x), and singer Choi Soojin. In the video, Soojin takes part in a short interview in which she mentions Sooyoung, saying, “Whenever there are shortcomings and I start reflecting on myself, or when I go through gloomy days, Sooyoung will always tell me that I have my own talents and that I should have more confidence.”
Fans Account Their Experiences at Girls’ Generation – TTS’s Fanmeet
Girls’ Generation – TTS recently attended a fanmeet to have a chat with their fans as well as to answer several questions that touched on subjects ranging from their driving abilities to their sleep-talking. During the fanmeet, the girls talked about their recent “Twinkle” promotions, with Taeyeon detailing how she has become more calm and composed. The girls also asked a few questions to their fans, like what they wanted to see in a fanmeet and which which music show they liked the most. A cake and congratulatory song from SONEs were presented to the girls during their conversation. The fanmeet then moved onto the “Question Time” segment, after which Girls’ Generation – TTS talked about some of their own interesting experiences, one of them being a funny incident with Sooyoung where she kept panicking while driving. The fanaccounts detailing what went on in the fanmeet can be read here and here in Soshified’s Translated Goodies Section.
Taeyeon Voted as the Number One College Hoobae by College Students
In a recent poll of male college students, Taeyeon was voted first place as the idol students most wanted to have as their hoobae, or junior. She received 34.1% of the votes. Her victory was due to her explosive vocals and her cute and dorky image. In addition, Seohyun placed third with 17.8% of the vote thanks to her booksmart image and sincere and dedicated attitude.
Taeyeon and Jessica Reply to UFO Messages
Taeyeon and Jessica recently replied to several UFO messages from their fans. Taeyeon showed off her humorous side, sharing witty replies as her fans made various comments on topics such as the weather, movies, shaved ice, and more. In addition, Jessica answered questions about her cooking, replying to one message that she really can cook well, followed by a crying expression. Translations of Taeyeon and Jessica’s UFO replies can be read in Soshified’s Translated Goodies Section.
Girls’ Generation’s “PAPARAZZI” Ranks First on Tower Records’s Japan Online Daily Pre-Order Chart
Girls’ Generation’s new upcoming Japanese single, “PAPARAZZI”, recently ranked first place on Tower Records’s “Japan Online” daily pre-order chart, showing that fans are responding well as the group is expected to release the song on June 27th. f(x), Girls’ Generation’s labelmates from SM Entertainment, also placed highly on the chart with their mini-album, “Electric Shock”, ranking at second place.
Soccer Player Jong Taese Receives a Hand-Written Message from Yuri
Jong Taese, who plays soccer for North Korea, recently appeared on SBS’s “Healing Camp”. To commemorate his upcoming marriage, the MCs of the show presented him with lovebirds and a hand-written support message from Yuri as gifts. The message from Yuri read, “Taese oppa, I’m watching your great games well. Girl Yuri is cheering you on.” After receiving the gifts, Jong Taese said, “I like the hand-written message from Yuri more than the lovebirds. I can’t stop smiling.”
Seohyun’s Considerate Behavior Earns Praise
Photos featuring Seohyun thoughtfully holding down Tiffany’s dress and lifting up Taeyeon’s dress at the train to prevent her from tripping have caught the attention of Korean news media and netizens, who commented positively on her behavior. As always, Seohyun continues to impress with her considerate actions.
“Gee” Ranks on Chart of Most Played Songs at Japanese Karaoke Parlors
In a chart listing the songs most selected in Japanese Karaoke parlors, Girls’ Generation “Gee” was listed at #23, making it the only Korean entry on the chart. Girls’ Generation’s “Oh!”, “Gee”, and “The Boys” were also among the top ten Korean songs sung.
Yoona Attends Doosan Bears vs. Samsung Lions Baseball Game
Yoona Leaves a Message and Photo on Girls’ Generation’s Japanese Mobile Fansite
Yoona recently left a message and photo of herself on Girls’ Generation’s Japanese mobile fansite. The photo was taken during a break in the filming for “Love Rain”, and Yoona writes that she began drinking coffee during the recordings in order to not feel sleepy. The entire translated message can be found in Soshified’s Translated Goodies Section.
Jessica Leaves a “Fanaccount” on Girls’ Generation’s Official Website
Yuri, Sooyoung, and Seohyun Answer Questions on Girls’ Generation’s Japanese Mobile Fansite
Girls’ Generation’s Japanese mobile fansite recently released several questions to and answers from Yuri, Sooyoung, and Seohyun. Yuri was asked about her favorite Japanese food other than takoyaki and also gave a recommendation on somewhere to visit in Korea. Sooyoung spoke about her dogs and also mentioned that she wanted a cat. Finally, Seohyun was asked about her healthy habits and about where in the world she wanted to visit. Check out all the questions and answers in Soshified’s Translated Goodies Section.
Park Kwanghyun Tweets a Picture of Himself with Sunny
Park Kwanghyun, who acted as Frank Abagnale Jr. opposite Sunny’s Nurse Brenda in “Catch Me If You Can”, recently tweeted an old photo of them in the theater’s waiting room from their final performance day. In his tweet, he left a message for her saying, “Thank you for always having a bright side when you act ^^”.
Han Kyungae Takes a Picture of Herself with Tiffany
The director for the “RE;CODE” brand, Han Kyungae, recently took a picture of herself with Tiffany. The caption in the picture compliments Tiffany, saying that “Tiffany’s heart is pretty and her thoughts are kind!”
Musical Actress Seo Jiyoung Tweets Photo of “Catch Me If You Can” Cast
Musical actress Seo Jiyoung tweeted a photo of herself with the members of the cast of “Catch Me If You Can”. Included in the set of snapshots was Sunny. In another tweet, Seo also talked about how working on the musical was a pleasant experience.
New Sets of Pictures
GiRL de Provence – Yuri
SBS’s “Inkigayo” (Girls’ Generation – TTS) - Taeyeon1, Taeyeon2, Taeyeon3, Taeyeon4, Tiffany1, Tiffany2, Tiffany3, Tiffany4, Tiffany5, Tiffany6, Tiffany7, Seohyun1, Seohyun2, Seohyun3, Seohyun4, Seohyun5, Group1, Group2, Group3, Group4, Group5, Group6, Group7, Group8, Group9, Group10, Group11, Group12, Group13, Group14
SONE Picture/Video of the Week
On the same day that the music video for Girls’ Generation’s “PAPARAZZI” was released, a fan uploaded a dance cover of the song to YouTube, saying that he learnt all the dance steps in two hours. Despite the little time he had to practice, he captured the choreography of the song with impressive accuracy and delivered a charismatic performance that definitely earned him some praise and respect.
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