[HanCinema's Digest] Culture Corner 2016/11/06,
My Korean Husband talk about Halloween in Korea, discover the dark side of Korea's intense gaming culture, iTech Post shares some the hottest Korean celebrities on Instagram, and UNESCO recommends that Korea's "Haenyeo" culture be recognised as an Intangible Heritage,...More
Jessica on vacation, 'recharge, reborn' 2015/08/10, Source, Jessica who has recently broken up with SM Entertainment, took a picture from her vacation.
She posted a picture on her Instagram on the 10th saying, "Enjoy the time for yourself, enjoy every moment. Recharge and reborn",...More
Pitching Gaffe by Jessica of Girls' Generation Goes Viral 2012/05/16, Source, Girls' Generation member Jessica has captured the limelight recently, not with her performance on-stage but rather due to her gaffe on the baseball field.
She was invited to throw the first pitch at a professional baseball game between LG Twins and Samsung Lions last Friday, and turned up sporting a uniform with her name on it, skinny jeans, pink sneakers and a baseball g love with pink feathers,...More
Mistaken identity 2012/02/11, Source,
I've been planning to write on this topic for a long, long time. Somehow other things got in a way and this was postponed. Finally, I had some time to spare and collect my (scarce) thoughts and write a post.
My affair with Korean entertainment developed into serious relationship, this is why so many things amuse me now. Fangirls are one thing, but illusions that fangirls have, are infecting, oops, I mean, influencing the journalism in Korea. And this is not about 'we-all-know-which-website' articles. This is about the trend that has roots in fangirls' perception of their bubble world and how it affect the real world,...More
Girls' Generation gets face time on US TV 2012/02/02, Source,
K-pop group Girls' Generation poses with Kelly Ripa, center in the front row, the host of "LIVE! With Kelly".
By Noh Hyun-gi
Korean K-pop group Girls' Generation appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on CBS, Tuesday, and "LIVE! With Kelly", a morning show on ABC on Wednesday. On both shows they sang "The Boys", the title song of their third album released in December 2011,...More
Girls' Generation targets global fame 2011/10/18, Source, Girls' Generation will release its first-ever maxi single in the U.S. next month. / Korea Times
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Girls' Generation reveal their new song "The Boys" today, aiming to hit the world with a powerful, strong image.
During an interview prior to their third studio album in Korea and the first-ever maxi single to hit the United States in November, the girls seemed excited to be returning to the local music scene,...More
Weekly star scene 2011/09/08, Source, : It's time for Weekly Star Scene, where we bring you the week's five hottest stories from the Korean Entertainment industry!
: Hold onto your seats, because we have our very own Dami here in the studio with us. Hello Dami!
[Reporter : ] : Hi Sean and 건영~!
: What do you have for us today[Reporter : ] : Well, we get updates about stars' everyday activities all the time, and do you guys happen to where the paparazzi find their information,...More
K-Pop Stars Taking Korean Musicals on Asian Tour 2011/06/17, Source,
Left: Park Gyu-lee of the girl group Kara, who will star in the musical "200 Pounds Beauty" in Japan; Right: Kim Kyu-jong (center front) of boy band SS501 takes a curtain call along with other cast members after performing the musical "Goong" at a theater in Kyoto, Japan /Courtesy of DSP Media and Group Eight
Producers are turning to leading K-pop bands and targeting overseas audiences in a bid to reinvigorate Korea's over-saturated musical market, which is estimated to be worth W250 billion but is feeling the pinch as supply outpaces demand.
Japan, which boasts the largest market for musicals in Asia, is emerging as Korean producers' prime target as they aim to capitalize on the popularity of K-pop stars in the neighboring country,...More
Lights, camera, fashion: Seoul forecasts slim silhouettes for fall/winter 2011/03/31, Source,
Kim Seoryong kicks off the 2011 Fall/Winter Seoul Fashion Week's Seoul Collection at SETEC, Daechi-dong, Monday with classic suits for men. /Yonhap
By Lee Hyo-won
Hang on tightly to those skinny jeans, leather leggings and treadmill handles - it looks like slim silhouettes will remain in vogue this fall and winter. But rest assured, for puffy jackets in all forms and colors will help balance things out.
With the last cold snap persistently lingering about, Seoul Fashion Week's outlook for 2011 fall/winter trends seemed most appropriate - we might as well skip over the sunny season and fast-forward to the understated hues and warm jackets,...More
Girls' Generation, SHINee and f(x) calendars to be released 2010/11/22, Source, Girls' Generation (left) and SHINee (right) [Danal]
A 2011 calendar featuring the photographs of SM Entertainment artists Girls' Generation, SHINee and f(X) will become available for preorders tomorrow.
The calendar's creator Danal announced on Monday that they will release a desk top and wall version of the calendar featuring individual and group pictures of the popular K-pop stars. It will also be available as an application for smartphones,...More
Girls' Generation crowned winners on music shows 2010/11/08, Source, Girls' Generation's third mini-album "Hoot" [SM Entertainment]
Korean female idol group Girls' Generation was crowned winners on both weekend televised music programs during the first week of November.
The girls scored their first win on Friday's music show "Music Bank" as well as taking the Mutizen Award on SBS' "Inkigayo" with their title track "Hoot" from their third mini-album of the same name,...More
[INTERVIEW] Girls' Generation - Part 1 2010/11/03, Source, Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Q: You placed first on Oricon's singles chart. How did it feel? Tiffany: We all cried. We were performing on stage when news came that we took third place with our first single "Genie" but we still all cried upon hearing about it. When we took No. 1, I woke up to a text message saying we got first place (laugh) and I cried as soon as I saw it. Q: Before, your seniors went to Japan with the mindset that they are starting their singing careers all over again. But you acted like pop stars from overseas from the very beginning. How have you been treated in Japan? Hyoyeon: I think the Japanese people we have met are just naturally kind and polite rather than us having received any form of special treatment. Tiffany: I think I've rather gone back to the mindset of when we debuted three years ago. And I've become more cautious as well. But I told myself I should have fun even though we're overseas. Jessica: I was tearing up from the moment we held our showcase because I was so excited. I could hear our fans' cheering before going on stage so my heart was overflowing with joy from the fact that the venue was full,...More
[INTERVIEW] Girls' Generation - Part 2 2010/11/03, Source, Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Q: In "Hoot", you each take turns receiving the spotlight. Is there anything that you pay particular attention to when you each sing your parts?Taeyeon: What I was surprised while monitoring ourselves was that each member was putting on facial expressions as well while doing the choreography. And I thought that must look refreshing for the third person. And I wanted us to be able to express ourselves in line with the lyrics. Q: Sunny and Jessica, you each sing in very unique voices in your parts. What had the director asked of you?Jessica: That I sing in a sharp voice. We each went with how we feel based on that. Sunny: When we were recording, the director said there's a part where my voice sets the basic tone for when we sing altogether, so he asked I sing in a really unique voice. As if I was being strangled. (laugh),...More
Girls' Generation sweeps mobile charts in Japan with "Gee" 2010/10/29, Source, Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Korean female pop stars Girls' Generation has continued to create a big splash in Japan, sweeping mobile music charts with their second Japanese single.
According to Japan's Recochuku's weekly mobile music chart on October 28, "Gee", which was released in the country last week, took first place, while becoming the most downloaded track on the Video Clip chart and several other charts including music.jp, Hudson, JOYSOUND and mora,...More
SM artists kick off world tour in Seoul over weekend 2010/08/23, Source,
Singers and actors of SM Entertainment at the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour in Seoul" held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on August 21, 2010. [SM Entertainment]
Artists of top talent agency SM Entertainment kicked off their joint world tour over the weekend, performing a total of 78 songs for over six hours at their first venue in Korea's capital of Seoul,...More
[PHOTOS] SM talent at SM world tour in Seoul 2010/08/23, Source,
SM artists [Park Sung-ki/Asia Economic Daily]
Singers and actors of SM Entertainment pose during a press conference ahead of the "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour in Seoul" held at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea on August 21, 2010,...More
"SMTOWN LIVE" concert to be six hours long, says SM 2010/08/05, Source,
Official poster for upcoming "SMTOWN LIVE" concert featuring SM artists [SM Entertainment]
The upcoming "SMTOWN LIVE '10 World Tour In Seoul" concert featuring numerous SM artists including BoA, Girls' Generation and Super Junior will be one of great scale and length.
Agency SM Entertainment (SM) announced in a press release on Thursday that the joint world tour, which includes stops in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai and other major Asian cities, will be about six hours long and feature a total of some 80 songs by the artists,...More
Girls' Generation claims top spot on Asia's music charts 2010/05/28, Source,
Members of Girls' Generation [SM Entertainment]
Korean pop sensation Girls' Generation seems to be solidifying their presence in Asia, claiming the top spot on the music charts of several countries with their latest studio release.
According to a press release from their agency SM Entertainment on Friday, the girls claimed the No. 1 spot on the music charts in the Philippines and Thailand with their single "Run Devil Run" from their repackaged second album of the same name,...More
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