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  • 'Welcome to the El-Palacio' opening credits uses 4minute's "Ready, Go"

    October 9, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    Although their next single isn't set for release until December, 4minute fans will get to hear one of it's songs, "Ready,Go" every week on TV Tokyo's ‘Welcome to the El-Palacio‘. Originally a manga about female pro-wrestlers, 'Welcome to the El-Palacio' began airing on October 7th.  The drama will tell the story of a man wakes up after a car accident surrounded by El-Palacio, a female wrestling team.  The drama will chronicle the ups and d

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  • On Yamashita Tomohisa and Nishikido Ryo's withdrawal from NEWS, Uchi Hiroki says "no comment"

    October 9, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    On October 8th, Uchi Hiroki (25), Kis-My-Ft2's Kitayama Hiromitsu (26) and Miyata Toshiya (23), and actress Takahata Mitsuki (19) held a press conference and public rehearsal on the opening day of their stage play 'Ikemen Desu ne' at Akasaka ACT Theater. Uchi, who is a former member of Johnny's Entertainment group NEWS, was asked his opinion regarding the withdrawal of members Yamashita Tomohisa (26) and Nishikido Ryo (26).  However, feeli

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  • Nakagawa Shoko talks about her new cover album for Kawaii Girl Japan

    October 8, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    For Kawaii Girl Japan's latest video interview, pop singer Nakagawa Shoko shared her thoughts on her upcoming cover album, "Shocotan☆Cover 4-1 ~Shoko☆Dol Version~"! During her interview, Nakagawa talked about the influence idols have had on her life, how she thinks idols should be, her own favorite idol, who she would love to collaborate with in a duet, and more. Check out her video interview below! - Source: Kawaii Girl Japan

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  • Yasu Megumi to marry comedian Azuma Takahiro

    October 8, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    It's been revealed that talento Yasu Megumi (29) will get married to comedian duo Take2's Azuma Takahiro (41). According to officials, the two met 12 years ago when Yasu auditioned for an assistant position in Take2's tv program, "TOPCAT". Although the staff declined Yasu saying she was unsuitable for leisure talk, Azuma was the only one who made the recommendation. In 2007, the two re-united on Azuma's radio show, where Yasu appeared a

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  • Suzuki Kyoka & Hasegawa Hiroki are dating?

    October 7, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

    On October 7th, it was revealed that actress Suzuki Kyoka (43) and actor Hasegawa Hiroki (34) are dating. According to officials, the two started dating this year after co-starring in drama, "Second Virgin". In the drama, Suzuki and Hasegawa's characters were involved in an extramarital affair, and generated a lot of buzz over their bed scenes. The movie sequel is currently showing in theatres. Recently, Suzuki and Hasegawa have been se

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  • Ando Yuko announces she's given birth to her first child

    October 7, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Singer-songwriter Ando Yuko has announced through her official blog that she's given birth to her first child! Ando announced her pregnancy back in May, and was forced to cancel a part of her acoustic tour earlier this summer. However, she continued to create and record songs. While Ando hasn't revealed her baby's gender or birth date, she commented, "I was at a tough time where I couldn't enjoy my maternity life. I'm so glad the baby w

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  • AKB48's Kasai Tomomi diagnosed with peritonitis

    October 5, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    AKB48 member Kasai Tomomi revealed on her official blog that she has been diagnosed with peritonitis, an inflammation of the pelvic region. According to her agency, this is not a serious matter, and Kasai also explained, "Right now, I've gotten a lot better after receiving medical treatment. I want to work within my limits, and recover completely as soon as possible." Last month, Kasai had to leave a handshake event prematurely due to p

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  • Yamauchi Keisuke to release documentary DVD in November

    October 5, 2011 @ 4:12 am

    It's been revealed that enka singer Yamauchi Keisuke will be releasing his first documentary DVD, "Yamauchi Keisuke Oshigoto DVD ~ Sore Ike! Kei-chan! Hicchaku 2011 Natsu ~", on November 14th. The DVD will mainly revolve around his regular radio program on Nippon Broadcast, "Anata to Happy!", and will feature off-shot clips the singer challenging himself to billiards and darts. This DVD was made to answer his fan's demands saying, "I want to

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  • Hasegawa Kyoko is pregnant with second baby!

    October 4, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

    On October 4th, actress Hasegawa Kyoko (32) announced through her agency's official website that she is pregnant with her second baby! The announcement reports that Hasegawa is currently 6 months pregnant. Both Hasegawa and her baby are in healthy condition. The actress plans to continue her work while focusing on her health. Hasegawa married Porno Graffitti's guitarist Shindo Haruichi (37) back in June 2008. The couple welcomed their fir

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  • 'the band apart' bassist Hara Masakazu gets discharged from the hospital

    October 4, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    Member Hara Masakazu of rock band, the band apart, has been discharged from the hospital on October 3rd. The bassist was hospitalized for acute pancreatitis and a detached retina. Hara was rushed to urgent care back in September to treat his pancreatitis. During an examination, doctors also discovered that his retina was detached. He was later transferred to a ophthalmology hospital to treat his eye. According to the band's official websit

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