Tuesday, August 30, 2011

110830 Girls' Generation's Tiffany Shares Her Thoughts on Musical Debut

At the press conference held on the 30th of August,Tiffany revealed, “While the other members of Girls' Generation were doing their musicals I was also steadily practising my acting and singing”

Tiffany is the third Girls’ Generation member after Taeyeon and Jessica to participate in a musical. Her role in the upcoming musical "Fame", is a rebellious girl with a burning passion to become a star called Carmen Diaz.

Tiffany also shared with everyone, “Luckily I came upon a role that I have confidence in. If I encounter any difficulty, I can ask for advice from my friends who have already debuted in musicals. Something I have in common with my character is that in America I had dreams of becoming a singer so I came to Korea, and after going through my training period, I debuted. During my trainee days I had that passion and I think it will be easy to express the person that I was not too long ago. We have similarities and we have differences too so I must work hard at that to fulfill the role."

Tiffany stated that she is preparing a lot for her first musical challenge and said, “As of now I can’t explain how I will perform, but I’m studying the movie closely and watching the musical again. I am continually practicing the script and music. I want to act naturally so that the audience will be able to sympathize with the character.”

Based on the 1980 film of the same name, the musical, "Fame", premiered in 1988 and has had productions all over the world. The musical was first introduced to Korea in 2005. This is a teen musical that takes place in La Guardia, an Arts school in New York, and it shows the dreams and sorrows of aspiring artists who have wishes of becoming stars.

Watch the video of Tiffany at the press conference below!

Monday, August 29, 2011

110829 Sooyoung Involved in Car Accident; Unable To Participate in Group Activities

[EDIT]: Updated with translated tweets from Sooyoung's sister Soojin and former SM trainee Stella Kim.

It has recently been announced that Girls' Generation member, Sooyoung, was involved in a car accident at 9:00am on the 28th of August. The accident occurred near the rest area on Gyeongbu Expressway while Sooyoung was on her way to a charity event for the blind and vision impaired in Cheonan, caused by the negligence of the driver in the opposite lane who crossed over the center-line.

Sooyoung was sent to a nearby hospital, and is currently recuperating in a hospital in Seoul with injuries to her lower spine (fracture to the sacral vertebra). However, her doctor has stated that the injury is only minor, although Sooyoung will need time off from activities immediately in order to recover.

As a result, Sooyoung will not be participating alongside

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

110816 Girls' Generation's "Shikshin" Reputation Gains Attention

Girl group Girls' Generation has become the center of attention amongst netizens for their big appetites.

On August 15, a post titled '"Girls' Generation's God of Food Road" appeared on an online community site. It included evidence of the slim girls holding the title of "shikshin" (god of food) with their big appetites.

The original poster first revealed the time when actress Kim Minhee ran into four Girls' Generation members at a restaurant. She revealed that the four members ended up paying a $210 bill for their meal. She added a significant comment, saying, "I heard that once, their bill came out being more than what Super Junior (with 13 members) eats."

The netizen continued their post by adding screenshots of Yoona when she played the role of Saebyuk on the KBS1 daily drama "You're My Destiny". During the eating scenes, she could be seen eating spoonfuls of food,

Friday, August 12, 2011

110812 Seohyun Receives Ban Kimoon's Signature

The Korea National Red Cross and Korean Committee for UNICEF held an inauguration ceremony for the "Help Children in Africa" project at the Seoul Plaza Hotel on August 12, 2011. UN secretary general Ban Kimoon together with stars such as Girls' Generation, Shin Hyunjoon, Kim Yoonjin, SHINee, f(x), and vocalist Jo Sumi have gathered for this ceremony to help the children of Africa.

Girls' Generation's Seohyun, who was present for the event, prepared a present for Ban Kimoon. However, this was not Seohyun's real intention. Girls' Generation's maknae came with a book written by Ban Kimoon himself titled "Study Like a Fool and Dream Like a Genius", which highlighted the processes Ban Kimoon went through in order to become the "president of the world". She brought the book with her so she could ask him for his signature. When Seohyun received his signature on the book, her expression showed that she was deeply moved. Along with his signature, Ban Kimoon wrote, "Peace to the world with songs of love!"

This campaign is an opportunity for secretary general Ban Kimoon to gather support for Africa. With their slogan "Together for Africa", this campaign aims to raise donations for the children in poor countries in East Africa for at least three months.

Source: Sports Chosun
Translated by: taengbear@soshified.com
Written by: spiceshoe@soshified.com

110812 Girls' Generation Comeback Set for September

According to Sports Chosun, girl group Girls' Generation will be starting their comeback activities in Korea with an official album in September.

It was informed that Girls' Generation, who has been gaining much popularity in Japan, has been secretly recording their third official album. While figuring out when they would start their activities in Korea, it was revealed that they have decided on a September comeback.

One member of a broadcasting crew revealed, "There were lots of talk on Girls' Generation making their comeback in Korea sometime in the fall, but I know it as being finalized for September. They are currently recording, and depending on how fast they progress, it may be delayed a week or two."

Along with news of their comeback, the anticipation was increased amongst fans as it was revealed that they will not be releasing a mini album or digital single, but a full-length album. After releasing their second full-length album, "Oh!", in January of 2010, this will be their first full-length album release in a year and eight months. It is expected to contain Girls' Generation's matured images.

While the time