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  • Tsuji Nozomi wants to name her baby "Goku"?

    October 8, 2010 @ 1:35 am

    Sugiura Taiyo showed up at the release event for "Danone BIO Yogurt Honey & Apple" on October 6th.  He said at the event that he eats the yogurt every morning with his wife, Tsuji Nozomi, and daughter, Noa. As many of you already know, Taiyo and Nozomi will be having their second baby soon, and it's going to be a boy.  Taiyo said, "We are thinking about using the letter '空 (sky)' since our daughter's name has the same letter (希空 : Noa).  

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  • AKB48 Ohshima Yuko cancels performance due to inflammation of gums

    October 7, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

    AKB48 member, Ohshima Yuko canceled October 7th's night performance at the AKB48 Theater.  The reason of the cancellation was because of inflammation of her gums.  Yuko apologized to fans on her blog for the sudden cancellation, and she added a picture of her swollen face. She wrote, "I'm sorry for canceling the performance all of a sudden.  My gums got inflamed, and it's so painful even when I just move, my face is also very swollen.

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  • YOSHIKI diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism

    October 7, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    It's been reported that X JAPAN's leader, YOSHIKI, who is currently on tour in the U.S, has been diagnosed as Hyperthyroidism.  (Hyperthyroidism is the term for overactive tissue within the thyroid gland causing an overproduction of thyroid hormones: from wikipedia) According to Oricon style, YOSHIKI found out last year when he took surgery for his back, but he did not tell any of his staff.  On October 5th however, he was found passed out

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  • First illumination of the Tokyo Sky Tree

    October 7, 2010 @ 5:20 am

    Although it's not supposed to be in operation until 2012, it was announced that on October 13th, the Tokyo Sky Tree will be illuminated for 3 hours. This will be the first and last light up activity of the tower before its grand opening on 2012. The light up will start at 6:30 pm, however, if in case the weather is bad, the illumination will take place another day. The said illumination is not really intended for the public to view, but as ma

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  • Ueto Aya & EXILE's HIRO are dating?

    October 6, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

    Recently, we reported that Ueto Aya and Morita Go ended their 8-year relationship in May, but Sanspo reported that Aya's found a new love: HIRO from EXILE. According to Sanspo, Aya met him when she was 12 years old, as a young dance trainee. HIRO was her senior and helped her train; they have been close friends for years. However their relationship has changed since this summer, says Sanspo. HIRO's agency commented, "HIRO says that the

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  • "Most Loved, hated male celebs ranking 2010" by Shukan Bunshun

    October 6, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

    For many years, beauty and fashion magazine "anan" held a popular ranking survey of "Suki na Otoko, Kirai na Otoko ranking (loved guys, hated guys ranking)". This ranking was well known and a popular survey by anan, but they stopped publishing the ranking in 2008.  With this absence, weekly magazine "Shukan Bunshun" took over the survey.  They asked 2,000 women (18 to 39 years old) all over Japan on who their most loved and hated male celebrities

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  • Amuro Namie & Tamura Atsushi broke up?

    October 6, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

    Newspaper, Tokyo Chunichi Sports has reported that Amuro Namie and Tamura Atsushi broke up back in August on their October 6th issue.   An excerpt from the reports includes a comment which a participant reportedly close to both parties testified: "There were many things they didn't agree with, such as each others sense of values, so they had quarrels often.  Amuro who couldn't stand that anymore went ahead with the separation." Although

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  • SPEED Uehara Takako's father passed away

    October 6, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

    It's been reported that SPEED member, Uehara Takako's father has recently passed away.  According to her agency, he died of an illness, but they do not know the full details yet.  Takako received the news of her father's death on the 5th, and immediately went back to her hometown in Okinawa. It must been hard for her, but let's just hope she stays strong... Source: Sanspo

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  • Oricon Weekly Ranking for October 11th

    October 6, 2010 @ 4:32 am

    The Oricon weekly charts for the week of October 11th is now out! <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. L (Virgin Road/Sweet Season/Last angel) - Hamasaki Ayumi 9/29 (70,715) 2. Kimi ni Todoke - flumpool 9/29 (38,960) 3. cosmetic - SID 9/29 (35,360) 4. Shirokuma/Beginner - Spitz 9/29 (21,338) 5. Onaji Jikyu de hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin mama - S/mileage 9/29 (17,998) <Album Weekly Ranking> 1. Request - JUJU 9/29 (1

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  • Ikuta Toma, Ichikawa Yui have been dating for 5 years?

    October 6, 2010 @ 2:33 am

    On October 6th, Sports Hochi reported that Ikuta Toma and Ichikawa Yui have been dating for 5 years. According to the newspaper, the two met through a mutual friend. A morning new shows also divulged about the rumor.  If this is true, dating under the radar for 5 years is quite long (not to mention impressive)! Source: エンタメSCOOP

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