The drama (title undecided), based on Yukiya Shoji's Tokyo Bandwagon series, is set to begin in October on NTV. This will be Kamenashi's first lead role in 2 years after Yokai NingenBem, which got 18.9% on its first episode. This is also the first time that he will be taking part in a 'home drama', playing the role of Ao Hotta. He comments: "I hope to depict the kind of family and human relations here which will make everyone think that having a family sure is wonderful." "I am really looking forward to meeting my new family here." "I am ecstatic, and feeling a good amount of pressure that I have been given the chance to participate in this project as the lead." The Tokyo Bandwagon series was voted as "the No.1 novel that you would like to see on film" in 2009.
(Related post here) Erena Ono receives word that she's being slandered on the Internet with comments such as: "Shocking. Do her parents know what she's doing? It's already like prostitution." "How miserable. Doesn't she question her own actions?" "Erepyon... you're finished..."
To which Ereno replies on her Twitter: "Hm? I'm just expressing my love to the people who came here to love (and see) me*. I don't think people should be saying what's good and what isn't." "I can do whatever I want to. The fans come to see me with their love, I'm just approaching them too with my love for them. That's natural, right?" "Sorry to disappoint you, but I won't stop doing this." "I'm seriously mad. I'm pissed."
Sho Sakurai (30) has this image of a serious and pleasant young man, but it is also well-known that he is quick-tempered and that he thinks fans are "invisible people". The incident where he glared and shouted "Don't come here--", "You're eyesores" at the fans who watched his on-location shoots to greet him "Great work!" is pretty famous. There are numerous other incidents where he called fans "ugly" and "pig", where he threw an umbrella at them, where he spat on them. There was also a recent incident reported by Shukan Josei where he slammed a fan's cellphone and destroyed it.
A fan of his from his Johnny's Jr. days says: "He's always been like that. Nothing has changed." "He was a boy who loved to go clubbing and loved goukon parties until his early 20s. His hair was dyed brown, and he had piercings back then, right? He's baby-faced but he looked so flashy. He used to like the gal-types, halfies, and gaudy girls and was seen walking with girls like those, preferring them over the pure and clean ones. He was not serious at all. But don't you think that's just normal for celebrities like him? There's no reason for me to cease being a fan."
Sakurai apparently changed when he was chosen to be a newscaster in 2006 for "NEWS ZERO". "As soon as he started work on the program, he disappeared for a bit from the club circuit and he didn't do goukon parties anymore. But he still didn't change the way he treated his fans."
Sho Sakurai was allegedly spotted recently at Shinjuku 2-chome's gay bar, leading to speculation that he's bisexual.
"I think he liked the bar which a gay friend showed him and he seems to be frequenting that place, sometimes alone, just to drink. But I don't think he's bisexual. I think he only has sex with women, and I heard that he constantly calls over prostitues to his Roppongi apartment. I don't think he's romantically involved, it's just the relationship between a prostitute and a client. But calling her to his home and not a hotel must mean that he's opened his heart to this woman." (showbiz insider)
"I know he's got a bad personality and that he loves women, but I still cheer him on. I think it's pathetic if a fan thinks to herself that he betrayed us." (same fan as above)
A picture of °C-ute's Airi Suzuki being intimate with a man on a bus on her way to school is circulating on the Internet and is causing shockwaves among her fans. The man was later identified to be the halfie model Raycley. Raycley denied relationship allegations "We're just friends".
It was found out from his Twitter posts that Raycley works part time in a noodle shop, and Airi Suzuki commented on her blog last May 51 that "I went to a noodle shop", leading to speculation that she went to the shop where Raycley works. Raycley then used his own account and posted his comments on a Chinese Social Networking Site: "I only taught her how to speak some Chinese." "I've only thought of Airi as a friend." "I don't have any ulterior motives whatsoever." He also declared that he will distance himself from her. All these posts have now been deleted.
Net comments: "Even if they're just sitting together, their shoulders are too close to one another!" "So it seems that she's enjoying her university life more than being an idol."
*As of this writing, Airi Suzuki has denied the allegations and apologized on her blog (bottom of this entry for the partial translation)
Actress and singer Erena Ono (formerly of AKB48), had handshake events around the country from June 18-23. Ono joined AKB48 in 2006 as part of the second batch, and placed 11th in the "13th single general elections" in 2009. Ono graduated from AKB in 2010, took a break, then appeared in the movie Sankaku and starred in her first drama Tanktop Fighter. Ono released her first album "ERENA" on June 19 and held a mini-concert + handshake event. People who bought the 3 versions of her CD (Limited Release A/B and standard release) were able to have their picture taken with Ono using a small instant camera.She reportedly got so close to the people who had this opportunity (only a few centimeters away from their faces). After seeing the pictures posted on Twitter, it drew quite a few reactions. "I envy them. So total for 3 albums is about 10,000 yen... There's no choice for me but to go!" "She's full of that 'service spirit'." "This is amazing..." "I feel she'll be assaulted one of these days."
Southern All Stars will be releasing their 54th single "Peace and Highlight", and will be holding outdoor concerts in Yokohama (Nissan Stadium), Kobe, Kanagawa Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture, and Miyagi Prefecture.
Southern All Stars went on an indefinite hiatus after their 30th Anniversary concert at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium in August of 2008.
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つか、今の阿部サダオならもっと良い女、嫁にもらえるだろ・・・ドンマイ To sum it up--- Sadao Abe's wife is allegedly a delinquent/mentally ill. * She was this obsessed fangirl who showed up at all wrap-up/after-parties. * She forced Sadao Abe to have a tattoo that matches hers. * She acts like a stalker by recording all his radio shows and checks on everything. * Has a bad impression on Sadao's staff. "She cries and makes a ruckus when Abe-kun doesn't come home early from after-parties." * She threatened Abe by saying, "You'll fail if you don't marry me". Abe said, "I didn't want to fail so I married her". (from an interview) * She's a member of the Mitchy fanclub (Mitsuhiro Oikawa), similar to the Jani-Otas.
Testimonies from Sadao Abe's friends and people with connections, group members, and the owner of the store he frequents. And to think that Sadao Abe could have been able to catch a better woman...
Comment from the seller: "I received these from a trustworthy showbiz representative. They wore these during a photo shoot, then signed them afterwards." "These haven't gone to the laundry, so please bid only when you can accept these terms."
Kutsuna was majoring in the arts in a college within the city.
She initially said, "I'll aim to be creative in college. I'll balance work with schooling no matter what".
Kutsuna dropped out this year before starting her 3rd year.
From her agency: "It really was difficult for her to work while going to school. She had a hard time attending classes due to her work in dramas. She accepted this and dropped out. She will now be focusing on her acting career".
Tomoharu Shoji of comedy duo Shinagawa-Shoji deleted his Twitter account on June 12. He comments on his blog:
"It was the best place to communicate with many different people."
"But it is a reality that lowlifes dwell in such places, mention things that you wouldn't think a fellow human being would say and just run away. I've just gotten irritated with people like that."
According to a comedy industry insider: "It was about the Yaguchi illicit scandal. Someone dug up the 'broadcasting accident' that happened 4 years ago." * They did a segment called "Bouro Taikai" (exposure tournament) in the "Asa made Shabekuri007" corner of NTV's 24-jikan terebi of August 2009. There, Shoji was asked "which other celebrities has he had a relationship with other than Mikitty (Miki Fujimoto, formerly of Morning Musume)?".
* Shoji whispered the answer to the host Shinya Ueda, to which Ueda reacted, "Uwaaahh.... Wait, we can't announce this answer". Shoji then turned away from the camera and revealed the answer to the talents in the studio.
* They muted the audio, but Chinatsu Wakatsuki, one of the participants was heard whispering "Yaguchi? Yaguchi? Yayuyo? Yayuyo?" * The tweets Shoji received were "How was Yaguchi? ww", "So you're also one of the hole brothers ww".
* New slant in the movie where Naoto Date will wear a mask and 'transform' into Tiger Mask.
Wentz: "I actually didn't know about the original Tiger Mask at first. I was oriented about playing this 'new' Tiger Mask so I tried to portray this new Naoto Date to the best of my abilities. I believe that this movie will be enjoyed even by the generation who are not aware of the original Tiger Mask.
Ruriko will be played by Natsuna while Mr. X will be played by Show Aikawa.
* The concert will be held on July 31 at the Sapporo Dome.
* Mariko Shinoda's graduation will be on July 21 at the Yahoo! Auction Dome.
* Sayaka Akimoto's graduation will be on August 25 at the Tokyo Dome.
* Itano Tomomi's graduation will be on August 25.