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  • Takei Emi to star in new CM for "Nisshin SPA Ou"

    August 18, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    On August 18th, actress Takei Emi attended the product launch event for "Nisshin SPA Ou", as its new CM character. The CM portrays a break-up story of Takei and her boyfriend, 'Pasta Pot'. She says, "I'm sorry... there's another pasta I like," and continues, "It tastes better than what you boil." When asked about her own love life, she answered, "I've never really talked about breaking up. But, if I liked someone else, I would tell them

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  • Takahashi Ai's solo on Morning Musume's upcoming single unveiled!

    August 18, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    On August 18th, a radio rip was revealed of Takahashi Ai's solo song on Morning Musume's 47th single titled, "Kono Chikyu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatteirundayo!/Jishinmotte Yumemotte Tabitatsukara". This single is set for release on September 14th. Her solo song is titled, "Jishinmotte Yumemotte Tabitsukara" and it is a fast-paced, energetic song with various guitar sounds in the background which fits her voice quite well. Hear it out be

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  • Model Rola talks about her ideal type at "Dragon Collection" event

    August 18, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    On August 18th, comedian group TKO and model Rola (21) attended a press conference for the popular social game, “Dragon Collection”. This is a game where the characters go on an adventure while collecting monster cards and treasures. It's such a popular game that it will have its manga series this month through the August 31st edition of “Weekly Shounen Magazine”. During this event, the press asked her if she had a significant other to pla

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  • SDN48's full PV for "Onedari Champagne" revealed!

    August 18, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    Just two weeks ago, SDN48 revealed a short PV preview of "Onedari Champagne", a song of their latest single "MIN MIN MIN". Now, the full 6-minute long PV has been revealed! In this PV, various Undergirls A is shown as a local hostess at a host bar and after, they are shown in pink frilly dresses. Furthermore, AKB48's Kojima Haruna is shown briefly in this PV as well. Check it out below!

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  • BeeBee talks about using Facebook as a promotional tool

    August 18, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    [caption id="attachment_183072" align="aligncenter" width="347" caption="L-R: Yuki, Maria, and Mai"][/caption] Three-member female group BeeBee has become a hot topic on the SNS (Social Networking) service website Facebook following the release and distribution of their debut song “Seifuku Girl 2011” in truetone format. BeeBee is composed of three members – Mai (23), who was originally a nail technician along with Yuki (25) and Maria (21),

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  • Uchino Masaaki and Ichiro Maki file for divorce

    August 18, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    On August 18th, actor Uchino Masaaki and actress Ichiro Maki officially filed their divorce. A joint statement was made via FAX, "After thoroughly talking about our families and our futures, we decided to each pursue our own path with a positive mindset." Uchino and Ichiro met on the set of "Elizabeth", and immediately started dating. The two married back in July 2006, and welcomed their first daughter in October of the same year. Last

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  • Leah Dizon to be featured for a CM for "Shounan Biyou Geka Clinic"

    August 18, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    On August 16th, it was revealed that American talento Leah Dizon (24) will star in a CM for the first time since her divorce. She will be featured in a new CM for “Shounan Biyou Geka Clinic” and the CM was filmed back in June in her current hometown of Manhattan, New York. Regarding her filming, she stated, “Since it’s been a long time since I had to film on camera, I was extremely nervous.” Leah, who divorced her then-husband back in

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  • S/mileage collaborates with ROCKETMAN

    August 18, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Idol unit S/mileage's latest single, "Uchouten LOVE", has recently been remixed by DJ and producer ROCKETMAN. Titled "Uchouten LOVE ~rocketman remix~", the song will be released exclusively on Recochoku and iTunes on August 18th. Additionally, S/mileage will be making an appearance at ROCKETMAN's summer festival, "ROCKETMAN SUMMER FES'2011 thank you for the music!!", on August 21st at Ebisu Liquidroom. Source: Hello! Project Official

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  • SMAP's disaster relief album debuts on top of the charts

    August 18, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    On August 17th, SMAP’s disaster relief album “SMAP AID” was released and sold 102,000 copies in its first day, topping the charts for Oricon Daily Album Ranking. Since their 1995 album release of “COOL” (total sale of 684,000 units) to 2010’s “We are SMAP!” (total sale of 273,000 units), their albums have topped 11 consecutive times on the Oricon Weekly Album Ranking chart. This album is based on their top 15 songs that were voted by their

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  • C-ute reveals profile pictures for latest single, "Sekai Ichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko"

    August 18, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    Hello! Project idol group C-ute have just updated their official website with new profile pictures! The pictures were uploaded to celebrate the impending release of their latest single, "Sekai Ichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko". Diverting from their very colorful image (as seen in their PV for the single), the girls were photographed in a simple, yet refreshing style. Dressed in white, the C-ute members exude a look of innocence, and their concept se

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