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Girls' Generation tops Oricon's daily album chart with 'The Best'

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Girls" Generation is doing very well with the release of their Japanese best-of compilation album, "The Best"! With their widespread popularity in Japan, it really comes as no surprise that all their on-site fans are rushing to the stores to purchase this gem of a Girls" Generation album, which includes all of their hit singles from 2010 to 2014 along with a new track, "Indestructible."


SEE ALSO: Girls" Generation finish up their Japan tour in Tokyo while showcasing new ballad "Indestructible"



The album was released on July 23 and it has already topped the daily albums chart on Oricon with 37,104 sales! Congratulations to the girls on this achievement.




Sunny addresses the large response to previous statement that Girls' Generation scrub their bodies

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On the July 21 edition of Sunny"s MBC radio program, "Sunny"s FM Date", the bubbly MC addressed a previous comment she made that garnered a hotter response than she expected.


Sunny said, "On yesterday"s broadcast, I talked about Girls" Generation scrubbing dirt and dead skin cells, and did not know that it would have such a large effect. I think there are some people who keep sighing because the fantasy image they had about Girls" Generation has broken with a crash. Isn"t it good to share things from our everyday life?"


SEE ALSO: Girls" Generation finish up their Japan tour in Tokyo while showcasing new ballad "Indestructible"



She continued, "Some people may not want this, but I think it"s good to share all of our everyday life to the last detail," as a good reminder that Girls" Generation are people with dirt and dead skin cells to scrub off, too, and there"s nothing wrong with that!

Girls' Generation's Tiffany is pretty in pink for 'InStyle'

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Girls" Generation"s Tiffany once again flaunted her breathtaking beauty for another pictorial, this time with "InStyle" magazine!


SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori recalls an offensive request during a CF shoot in the past


Tiffany donned an outfit in her favorite color pink, of course, and gave a wink to SONEs to make this pictorial a keeper! She was also the definition of sophistication in her black-and-white outfits that added just the right amount of class with edge.


During her interview, the idol mentioned some big names she wants to work with, saying, "I definitely want to collaborate with Lee Hyori unni for a song one day... I want to act with Lee Byung Hun sunbaenim. Although this is quite a big dream, if there is a role in a Hollywood production that suits me, I want to act with him

Girls' Generation's Sooyoung and Kam Woo Sung confirmed to star in upcoming MBC drama 'My Spring Day'

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Girls" Generation"s Sooyoung has been confirmed to star in the upcoming MBC Wed-Thurs drama "My Spring Day", and she"ll be joining actor Kam Woo Sung for a lead role!


SEE ALSO: Sooyoung in talks to star in MBC"s "My Spring Day"


An MBC rep confirmed on the 17th, "Kam Woo Sung and Sooyoung will star in the new MBC Wed-Thurs drama "My Spring Day" Set to air in September."


The drama portrays the love story of a terminally ill patient who gets a heart transplant and ends up meeting the husband of the donor who passed away. Kam Woo Sung plays the role of Kang Dong Ha, who is a single dad who loses his wife due to an unfortunate accident and is left to raise his two kids. Sooyoung will play the role of Lee Bom Yi, who gets a chance at a new life from her heart transplant

Decline of the old, rise of the new generation in fan cafe memberships

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Although many fans these days are closely connected to their favorite stars and get quick updates wherever they go through modern SNS sources such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, there still exists the ever significant and symbolic go-to source, the fan cafe!


As a lot of the fan cafes are operated by the agency, it is one of the best places to get quick updates on the stars and their events, so they are as popular and widely used as ever. Regardless, there definitely is some sort of a change rippling through the fan cafe sphere as a recent comparison in membership counts among select idols from May 2013 to July 2014 show that an interesting trend is occurring. Media Outlet 10Asia recently compiled the data and you can see the results below.


SEE ALSO: [Album and MV Review] Girl"s Day - "Everyday 4"




As you can see in the chart above, the old generation idols, called Hallyu-dols, that have been active before 2009 have decreased a good amount in membership numbers--not too much to cause alarm, but noticeable enough to raise some eyebrows

Girls’ Generation’s YoonA Decides on Film Debut Instead of Korean Remake of “Nodame Cantabile”

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In the end, YoonA, who received an offer to star in the Korean remake of “Nodame Cantabile,” declined the drama and will, instead, be taking on a Korea and China co-produced film.

YoonA recently notified the production company of the Korean remake of “Nodame Cantabile” (working Korean title “Cantabile Romance”) that she will not be taking up their offer. The idol-actress will be filming a Korean-Chinese production film titled “Zai Jian Ani” as the heroine, Ani. Ani is described as a bright, bubbly, and eccentric character. Taiwanese actor Peng Yuyan (Eddie Peng) has been offered the lead male role.

As for “Cantabile Romance,” Joo WonDohee, and Bae Yoon Sik have been confirmed for the drama

Girls' Generation finish up their Japan tour in Tokyo while showcasing new ballad 'Indestructible'

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Girls" Generation has successfully wrapped their 3rd Japan tour!


The girls kicked off their 3rd arena tour "Girls" Generation ~Love&Peace~ Japan 3rd Tour" on April 26th at Fukuoka, and went through Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka, Saitama, and Tokyo. The girls went through 7 cities and 17 performances, bringing together 200,000 Japanese fans. The girls have now performed 51 times through their 3 arena tours and brought in 550,000 Japanese fans, the most ever out of any Korean female artists.


SEE ALSO: [Album and MV Review] f(x) - "Red Light"


Their finale in Tokyo was from July 11th to 13th. The girls performed 28 songs for about 3 hours, including "Gee", "Genie", "I Got a Boy", "Mr. Mr", "Motorcycle", "Gossip Girls", "Karma Butterfly", "Lips", "Paparazzi", "Flower Power", and "Galaxy Supernova"

TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Girls' Generation, and 2PM rank in the Top 50 on Oricon's Half-Year Charts

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TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Girls" Generation, and 2PM ranked in the Top 50 on Oricon"s Half-Year Charts!


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According to the Japanese charts, TVXQ and Big Bang ranked #6 on the Top 50 album and DVD chart, respectively. TVXQ"s "TREE", which was released in March and sold 263,080 in the first half of the year, ranked #6 on the Top 50 Albums Chart which is the highest ranking among Korean artists this year. TVXQ"s "TENSE" also sold 50,685 copies, ranking #47 on the chart.


Girls" Generation"s "LOVE & PEACE", which was released in December sold 170,898 copies in the first half of the year, ranking #14 on the Top 50 Albums Chart, which is the highest rank for a Korean girl group this year

AOA get ready for upcoming performance of Girls' Generation's 'Genie' on 'The Show'

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AOA previously performed a cover of "Mr.Mr" on "Music Bank" last weekend and will treat fans to another cover of Girls" Generation"s "Genie" ("Tell Me Your Wish") on "The Show" ("The Show: All About K-POP") today!


SEE ALSO: AOA"s "Miniskirt" starts rising on the charts again


The girls were spotted backstage in their sailor outfits, giving their salutes and V-signs for their upcoming performance of the song for "The Show"s summer special.


AOA shared, "We normally like the marine look, so we are joyful that we are able to perform on stage wearing the cute marine look as a group. We put in a lot of effort to show AOA"s style for our "Genie" cover, so we hope that you like it."


If you liked their "Mr

Girls’ Generation Tiffany to Make Special Appearance on Sunny’s Radio Show

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Tiffany will be showing her support for DJ Sunny.

Girls’ Generation (SNSD)’s Tiffany has been confirmed to guest on MBC FM4U’s Sunny’s FM Date airing on July 2.

According to the production team, Tiffany will be presenting special live performance for the listeners.

The show will also be aired as visible radio for the first time since Sunny became the DJ of the show.

Photo credit: Newsen

Jung Kyung Ho is asked a peculiar Girls' Generation question in New York for 'Laws of the City'

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Sooyoung"s boyfriend, Jung Kyung Ho, experienced a mental break down on the June 25 installment of SBS"s "Laws of the City in New York" as he, Ailee, and their superintendent went to find work.


The superintendent, Anthony, showed off his Korean speaking skills and was revealed to be a fan of Girls" Generation, which caused Ailee to burst into laughter and animated sweat drops to crown Jung Kyung Ho"s head.


Ailee mentioned that she was friends with Tiffany so the superintendent asked Jung Kyung Ho, "Are you friends with Girls" Generation, too?" Anthony joked whether Jung Kyung Ho was in the band to which the Korean actor asked why would he be in the group.


As a knockout, Anthony asked, "Don"t you like girls?" to which Ailee again burst into laughter

EXO's Baekhyun & Girls' Generation's Taeyeon reported to be dating + SM confirms it's true

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Media outlet "Dispatch" has dropped quite the news today as they have unleashed their exclusive report pertaining to an alleged relationship between SM Entertainment artists EXO"s Baekhyun and Girls" Generation"s Taeyeon!


SEE ALSO: K-Tigers kick butt with their Taekwondo take on EXO"s "Overdose" - hyahh!


"Dispatch" says that the two have been dating for 4 months now in the utmost secrecy. It"s said the reporters from the media outlet first spotted them while EXO was practicing for their first concert. Taeyeon provided moral support for the exhausted Baekhyun, who had to spend nights practicing due to the group"s redoing of their choreography and recording with Kris"s lawsuit.


Taeyeon headed towards Baekhyun"s dorm and picked him up at a discreet location and enjoyed a date in the car

Jung Kyung Ho is forced to choose between Choi Yeo Jin and girlfriend Girls' Generation's Sooyoung

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On the first episode of SBS"s new variety program "Laws of the Jungle in New York," which aired on June 11, Girls" Generation"s Sooyoung came up during her boyfriend Jung Kyung Ho"s phone conversation with actress Choi Yeo Jin.


Another person on the show, Kim Sung Soo, heard incorrectly that Choi Yeo Jin was going to be a female cast member so he dialed her up. He warned her, "We"re in the middle of recording, so you can"t curse (over the phone)."


SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] "Gabdongi" - Episode 16



She proved to be good friends with Jung Kyung Ho, saying, "I filmed "Sorry, I Love you" with Jung Kyung Ho." When asked what she thought of him, she suddenly said, "Kyung Ho, I love you."


Kim Sung Soo said, "You know he has a girlfriend, right? You, you know what group his girlfriend is in, right?" bringing up Girls" Generation"s Sooyoung

Girls' Generation's Seohyun sports short hair

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Fans are used to Girls" Generation"s Seohyun having long hair, but she shared an unexpected photo of herself sporting short hair with fans recently.

SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] "Angel Eyes" - Episode 17 ...with special thank you note from Big Bang"s Seungri!



On June 10, Seohyun tweeted, "Short hair-hyun," along with the photo above. Fans seemed to like this new side of the Girls" Generation"s maknae, commenting, "Seohyun looks good with short hair," "I wonder if she really cut her hair short," "A lot of fans will probably cut their hair short now," and more.

Girls" Generation are currently on their "Japan 3rd Tour 2014" and headed to Osaka, Saitama, and Tokyo next.

What do you think of "Short hair-hyun"?

Girls' Generation and Super Junior to guest on Chinese show 'The Ultimate Group'

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Super Junior and Girls" Generation are set to guest star on the Chinese show "The Ultimate Group".

SEE ALSO: [Drama Review] "Angel Eyes" - Episode 17 ...with special thank you note from Big Bang"s Seungri!



According to SM Entertainment, Super Junior"s Siwon, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun filmed for the show on June 10, and Girls" Generation will be the second group of guests to film on the 11th. This is reported to be the first time that all nine members of Girls" Generation will be guests on a Chinese variety program.

"The Ultimate Group" is hosted by f(x)"s Victoria, Super Junior-M, and Jun Hyun Moo. The first broadcast has yet to be scheduled, so stay tuned!