Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Director of "Love Rain" Praises YoonA's Acting Skills

A new still cut of SNSD's YoonA from the set of her new drama, "Love Rain," has just been revealed!

Directed by the leader of Hallyu dramas, Yoon Suk Ho, the drama is the director's first collaboration with writer Oh Soo Yeon in nearly 10 years. The beautiful teenage romance drama features the perfect setting for Yoona to show her charming acting skills and quiet, innocent beauty.

The picture in particular depicts Yoona as the character Kim Yoon Hee in the days of the 70s. With a shy smile and clear, warm eyes, it's obvious to anyone why she was cast for the role.

"It's my first drama in a while so I'm not only excited, but also pressured. I'm looking forward to it, as I know that it will come with more responsibilities. Director Yoon Suk Ho and my co-stars all help me out a lot so I'm able to participate comfortably. I'm adjusting well to the drama set. By using and getting familiar with the items of the 70s, I'm indirectly experiencing the life of young adults on a college campus in the 70s. This in itself is really fun," Yoona said.

Continuing, she added, "The moment I received the script, I knew that this would be a love story that viewers of all generations would be able to connect to. I'm going to work hard in hopes that the excitement I feel will be properly transferred to the viewers."

Director Yoon Suk Ho added, "Yoona has a clean, proper image that's hard to find these days. She exceeded my expectations in acting out the character of Yoon Hee, so I'm really proud and satisfied. After meeting Yoona in real life, I realized that she has a bright personality and plays a part in livening up the atmosphere of the set. When she's acting, however, she becomes deeply immersed in her role and aptly pulls everything together. I'd love to compliment her for being a young actress with such passion and concentration for her craft."

"Love Rain" is a drama that aims to parallel the love stories between the modern times and the days of the 70s. The drama is currently slated to begin airing in early 2012.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SNSD 'The Boys' Remix at 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards

Girls’ Generation Wins Best Female Group and Artist of the Year at 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards

Girls’ Generation received the Best Female Group Award and Artist of the Year Award at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards, held on November 29th in Singapore.

The award show, broadcasted live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium, included a red carpet event in which Girls’ Generation donned dazzling dresses and stunned viewers worldwide. Twitter users immediately responded, as “Omg SNSD” and “Girls Generation” quickly trended worldwide.

The award show also featured performances from many K-Pop artists, as well as artists from all over Asia. Girls’ Generation delivered an epic performance consisting of a “Girls become the Goddess” stage, as well as a remix of “The Boys” containing both English and Korean lyrics. The members displayed a powerful opening dance during the “Girls become the Goddess” stage, while demonstrating a lengthy dance break and their vocal talents during “The Boys”. The white dance outfits, the extended choreography, and fast paced remix caused widespread excitement among both fans attending the event and viewers worldwide.

In addition, Girls’ Generation also attended a press conference before the award show. They expressed their excitement at being able to perform at MAMA in front of their Singaporean fans and answered several questions presented by journalists from several different countries. The questions ranged from subjects such as their concert tour, producing more tracks in English, and even how long it takes to get their hair and makeup ready for performances. Perhaps most importantly, when asked how they envision themselves in five years and whether or not they would still be in the industry, Tiffany answered “I think we’ll all still be together, definitely still in the industry. We’re not going anywhere”.

With both the Best Female Group Award and Artist of the Year Award, Girls’ Generation once again has shown their incredible popularity and musical talent. Congratulations to Girls’ Generation!!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Girls’ Generation Unleashes Official US Website

On November 23rd, Girls’ Generation’s official US website has opened,

The official Girls’ Generation Twitter account tweeted, “Watch the world premiere of the new English version of the “Boys” music video:!” Recently, the English version of “The Boys” was made available on Girls’ Generation’s VEVO channel on Youtube.

In addition to being able to watch the music video, the website has a biography of the group, detailing their debut in 2007 and their wildly successful expansion into Japan, as well as the numerous prestigious awards they have won like the Grand Prize at the Golden Disk Awards in 2009 and 2010. Also, all of the teaser images of each member are available in the photos section.

Girls’ Generation is gearing up for the worldwide release of their maxi single through their record label, Interscope, and it is expected to be well received by fans all over the world.

Source: @GirlsGeneration, GirlsGenerationUSA
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

YoonA makes surprise appearance in elementary school textbook!

A photo of YoonA was recently spotted in a social studies textbook for elementary school, specifically on the 15th page of a 6th grade textbook. The photo was posted onto online community and it attracted a lot of attention of netizens.

YoonA’s surprise appearance in the textbook was used in a page to explain the procedures of elections and voting.

Upon looking at the photo of YoonA voting at the ballot box in the textbook, netizens commented, “Girls’ Generation is indeed the popular trend.”

I wish my textbooks had photos of Girls’ Generation too, don’t you?


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Sunday, November 20, 2011

SNSD Yoona and Kwon Sang Woo’s Special Relationship

On the 18th, according to the Japanese Film Cinema CafĂ©, Kwon Sang Woo had gone to Japan to promote his movie, ‘Pain’. Kwon Sang Woo is currently acting with Jackie Chan and is filming the movie, ’12 Chinese Zodiac Heads3’. He had taken time off his shoot in Beijing to go to Japan for the promotion.

At the premiere, the fans were able to meet with Kwon Sang Woo, and they stated, “During his filming in France, he stayed behind in France to go to the SNSD concert. So, he called Yoona, and they had tea together.”

Kwon Sang Woo and Yoona have acted in the MBC Drama ‘Cinderella Man’ together.

Source: Yahoo! Korea


Friday, November 18, 2011

Yoona Innisfree Christmas Application

SNSD’s YoonA wishes you a ‘Green Christmas’ from Innisfree

SNSD‘s YoonA is endorsing Innisfree‘s ‘Green Christmas‘ campaign, a charity effort aiming to help the ‘Save the Children‘ organization.

YoonA’s Innisfree CF was unveiled today, which tackled a “flashmob” concept in a store. Customers were caught unawares when YoonA stepped out of a giant gift box, singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” along with staff and other guests.

In this ‘Green Christmas’ campaign, Innisfree will donate 500 won from every ‘Green Christmas’ product sold, as well as a pair of socks. As Yoona states at the end of the commercial, “Your special Christmas will be someone’s warm Christmas, Green Christmas!”

Credit : Allkpop

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yoona’s Drama “Love Rain” Signs Contract for Publication Rights

The drama “Love Rain”, with actor Jang Geunsuk and Girls’ Generation’s Yoona playing the lead roles, has signed a contract with Japan’s Pony Canyon for resale publication rights.

Whiteley Media revealed on November 17th, “‘Love Rain’ has signed a contract with Japan’s Pony Canyon for resale publication rights. It will receive the best treatment amongst Hallyu dramas advancing overseas.”

Yoon Sukho will be leading the Hallyu wave with “Love Rain”, like he did with “Autumn Tale” and “Winter Sonata”. Jang Geunsuk and Yoona, who have been making their way out into Asia and the world, had also garnered attention in Japan and other countries before their roles were even confirmed for the drama.

As if proving their popularity, the Japanese broadcast company sent a lovecall early on for publication rights, allowing for the contract to be signed. The drama will be aired with the name “Loverain”. It was also informed that “Love Rain” has been gaining a lot of attention from many countries other than Japan.

“Love Rain” will start airing early in 2012.

Source: Asia Today
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

YoonA charms with 70s college student image for ‘Love Rain’

Recently, Girls’ Generation’s YoonA has been attracting a lot of attention by appearing in the filming of the new drama ‘Love Rain’, looking like a ‘campus goddess’ of the 70s, where she appeared as a pure and sweet college student. On this particular day, she showed her feminine side by wearing a blue jacket over her white blouse and a long skirt. Her long hair and flawless skin showed another charm of hers.

YoonA will be acting as the elegant Kim Yun-hee of the 70s, as well as her bright daughter in the future. She will have two roles that are completely different throughout the drama and will also have a love line with Seo In-ha portrayed by actor Jang Geun-suk.

‘Love Rain’ is produced by the collaboration of Yun Suk-ho PD and scriptwriter Oh Soo-yeon. It has been two years since YoonA has participated in the filming of ‘Cinderella Man’ and Yun Suk-ho PD, who is looking forward to YoonA’s performance said, “YoonA’s unique girliness and feminine charms would probably enhance the fairytale-like love story of the young.”

It is also planned that ‘Love Rain’ will be filmed until the end of this month and is scheduled to be aired at the beginning of next year.

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SNSD’s Yoona reveals story of how she lost her temper with a stalker fan

On the November 15th episode of SBS‘s ‘Strong Heart‘, SNSD members Taeyeon, Yoona, Yuri, and Tiffany made guest-appearances along with Seo Kyung Suk, Song Chae Hwan, Son Ho Young, Kim Ji Hyun, Lee Hongki, Jin Sae Yeon, Fujita Sayuri, and Lee Byung Jin.

During the talking segment on the show, Yoona revealed, “My blood type is B, and we are known to lose our cool sometimes“.

She began, “Just like the incident with Jessica’s stalker, there was once a time when a fan was waiting for me in front of our dormitory. He got inside before the door could close, and he ran up the stairs when I stepped onto the elevator.”

But instead of taking the elevator up, the suspicious Yoona decided to go up the stairs. She stared at the fan straight in the face before finally losing her cool and calling him over to scold him. “Excuse me, do you live here? You’re not allowed to be on these premises!”, she yelled to the fan.

She continued, “However, after getting to know him more, he was actually a really nice guy so we sent him off nicely“, revealing that Type-B’s don’t stay mad for long.

Yoona also shared a story about how her pants tore during a performance at the Tokyo Dome in Japan, earning her a new embarrassing nickname.

Source & Image: TVReport via Nate

Credit: Allkpop

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

‘Rip-Yoona’ Incident!!

SNSD member Yoona made a confession about the ‘Rip-Yoona’ incident.

At the recent pre-recording of SBS’s ‘Strong Heart’, Yoona opened up saying, “2PM members drew attention being called ‘Rip-Taecyeon’ etc, with performances where they rip the clothes, and I also had the ‘Rip-Yoona’ incident”.

Yoona surprised everyone adding, “It happened with the dance performance at the Tokyo Dome in Japan last year.

There was an incident while dancing, the clothes were ripped badly around an embarrassing part and I was taken aback by it”.

What the accident was and how Yoona resolved it, the details will be revealed through ‘Strong Heart’ on November 15th.

The guests of ‘Strong Heart’ on November 15th include: SNSD members Yoona, Taeyeon, Yuri, and Tiffany, Seo Kyung Suk, Song chae Hwan, RooLa member Kim Ji Hyun, Son Ho Young, Lee Byung jn, FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki, Jin Se Yeon, Sayuri, Yang Se Hyung and INFINITE member Sungjong.

Image: SBS ‘Strong Heart’

Source: Asia Today via Nate

Credit: Kpopfever

Girls’ Generation to Host Very Own Variety Show

JTBC attracted much attention after announcing that they will be creating a “Girls’ Generation” talk show with all the members of Girls’ Generation as the fixed guests. However, contrary to what was reported earlier, it won’t be a talk show, but a real variety format.

Through a phone call with OSEN, JTBC stated, “Unlike what was reported before, it is not a talk show. It will be a real variety show with Girls’ Generation as the key people. Girls’ Generation will be the center of the show, but there is a possibility of others guests starring as well. The first recording is scheduled to take place on November 20th. Girls’ Generation are anticipating the first filming as well.”

Source: OSEN News
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lee Seunggi caresses YoonA's hair on Strong Heart

Yoona Attracts Attention on ‘Strong Heart’

Actress Song Chaehwan’s daughter, Park Soyul, and Girls’ Generation had a beauty competition.

On November 8th, during SBS’s “Strong Heart”, Song Chaehwan guest-starred with her daughter Park Soyul. Soyul appeared on SBS’s “Star Junior Show Boonguh Bbang”, where she gained the nickname “Little Yoona” with her cute face.

Song Chaehwan explained, “I’ve wanted to meet Girls’ Generation, especially Yoona.” Following her cute self-introduction, Soyul shyly said, “I’m happy I got to meet Yoona unnie. She’s really pretty.” Song Chaehwan then asked her daughter, “Am I pretty? Or is Yoona unnie pretty?” to which she replied, “You are!”

Netizens who watched the show commented, “You’d believe they are sisters”, “She took her parents’ good facial features”, and, “Continue to grow beautifully.”

Also on the same episode of “Strong Heart”, it was mentioned that actress Jin Se-yeon garnered attention as “Jamwon-dong Yoona”.

Jin Se-yeon revealed her unique relationship with Girls’ Generation member Yoona.

Jin Se-yeon stated, “I heard I had a connection with a Girls’ Generation member. It’s a bit embarrassing saying it myself, but I was called “Jamwon-dong Yoona” for a short period of time.”

MC Lee Seunggi then asked Yoona, “What do you think?”, and Yoona relied, “I saw her in the waiting room and was surprised. There is a similar feel. But, she’s so pretty.”

Jin Se-yeon waved her hands and said, “Yoona unnie’s prettier.” Boom caused laughter by commenting, “There are Yoonas in different areas. Hwayangri Yoona, Jamwon-dong Yoona, there are a lot.”

Sources: Bntnews, Reviewstar
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

No 1 Filthy Rich Star Celebrities In Their 20s [YOONA]

No. 1 – Yoona

Girls’ Generation′s Yoona has already earned a record-breaking profit of 50 billion won in the first part of 2011 alone.

When she was still a trainee, she received about 300,000 won for each drama and music video she starred in, but after she made her debut in Girls’ Generation, she started to soar far and high. She was cast as the main lead for the drama You Are My Destiny, and started to earn 900 million won per drama episode and 300 million won for every solo CF.

When it looked like things couldn’t get any better for her, the group blew through the roof in 2009 with Gee, and began to shoot an average of 25 CFs per year. Yoona received more solo CF offers than any other member, and earned about 2 billion won only for herself. Girls’ Generation as a group also earned 12 billion won for profits in Japan, and a total earning of 34.8 billion won in the first half of 2011. Altogether, we could say that Yoona is earning more than 50 billion won at the young age of 22.

So we′re at the end of the list, and the top star is still in her very early 20s - but no worries. Just think, they must not be very...oh, who are we kidding. We′re about to take a swig and buy a product endorsed by someone old. Very old.

Additional reporting credit: Kim Hye Jeong, Kim Young Ju, Lee Ji Eun
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Yoona Reveals her Ideal Type

Girls’ Generation’s Yoona revealed information on her ideal type on a recent episode of Strong Heart.

After hitting New York and making their comeback with “The Boys”, Girls’ Generation made an appearance on SBS Strong Heart. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, Tiffany, Yuri and Yoona took part in the recording of Strong Heart, where they talked about taking the same stage as Lady Gaga in New York, disturbances on the airplane, as well as clarifying various rumors about Girls’ Generation.

On this day, Yoona garnered attention by revealing, “A guy that makes my heartbeats quicken is my ideal type.”

She stated, “There are actions that make my heart beat quickly. My heart beats when a guy ruffles my hair, as if I’m a child, and tells me I’m cute,” capturing the attention of the male guests present.

Also, actress Song Chae Hwan stated, “I came on Strong Heart to meet Yoona. There is someone I want her to meet. My daughter is 8 years old, her nickname is ‘little Yoona’, and she’s wanted to meet Yoona in real life.”

This episode of Strong Heart featuring 4 members of Girls’ Generation will air on the 8th at 11:15 pm (KST).

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011