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  • Former Hello! Project soloist Maeda Yuki is pregnant and getting married!

    June 22, 2012 @ 4:47 pm

    Maeda Yuki,  a former enka soloist under Hello! Project, has just announced through her official Oricon blog that she is five months pregnant and also preparing to get married! "It's been decided that this month, I'm going to get married to the person that I've been dating for a while with marriage in mind," she announced happily through her blog. "And, and! I've been blessed with a new life. I'm already in my fifth month." The singer d

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  • Check out the performances from June 22nd's MUSIC STATION

    June 22, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    On the June 22nd broadcast of Music Station, LINKIN PARK, KAT-TUN, Shoujo Jidai (Girls' Generation), Maeda Atsuko, and Kuwata Keisuke took to the stage to put on exciting performances. Check out their respective performances below! "BURN IT DOWN” – LINKIN PARK “PAPARAZZI” – Shoujo Jidai (Girls' Generation) “Kimi wa Boku da” – Maeda Atsuko “TO THE LIMIT” – KAT-TUN “Special Medley” – Kuwata Keisuke

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  • SMAP announces new album and Dome tour

    June 22, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    It has been announced that SMAP will be releasing their 20th new album 'GIFT of SMAP' on August 8th. The album includes their latest singles "Sakasama no Sora" and "gift", which is currently a CM song for '2012 Seven & I no Natsu gift'. Kanno Yoko, Shiina Ringo, MONKEY MAJIK, THE BAWDIES have been announced as artists featuring on the album. 'GIFT of SMAP' comes with two discs, and there will be 4 versions: limited edition, regular

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  • Girls' Generation releases 'gold' dance version of "Paparazzi" PV

    June 22, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    A "gold" dance version of Girls’ Generation's "Paparazzi" PV has been released! The "Paparazzi" PV is reportedly the group's largest-scale music video to date with 120 staff members, 300 people in the cast, and over 30,000 light bulbs used for the sets. While the previously released dance version featured different sets and stage outfits, this new clip focuses entirely on the music video's "gold" set. “Paparazzi” will be officially re

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  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu stuns fans with her artistic ability

    June 22, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    Fashion model and singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (19) recently revealed a picture on Twitter that she painted when she was in 6th grade. The picture has a black background that is inlaid with bright colors like pink and light blue. She also incorporated various shapes, thick lines, thin lines, dots, squares, and even little people. The tweet got over 700 retweets. Fans commented on her talent, “Did you seriously do this!? Are you a prodigy,”

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  • HKT48's Matsuoka Natsumi wakes up Japan with photo of Moriyasu Madoka's legs

    June 22, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    HKT48’s Matsuoka Natsumi updated her Google+ account with fellow member Moriyasu Madoka’s legs. Matsuoka wrote, “Everyone, please wake up on this groggy morning with Miss Madoka’s beautiful legs,” and posted a shot of Moriyasu’s legs in a mini skirt. Matsuoka continued, “Uhm… was that a bit too sexy for the morning? Haha. But doesn’t she have really nice legs?” The picture seemed to startle fans as they commented, “Morning! Amazing! Tha

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  • Kago Ai gives birth to her first child

    June 22, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    Former Morning Musume member Kago Ai (24) has just updated her blog to announce that she gave birth to her first baby girl on June 22nd at 3:54 PM JST. She commented on her blog, "A healthy baby girl weighing 2768 g (6.1 lb) was born!! Right now, I am full of happiness. I didn't imagine that my own child would be this cute....!" Last December, Kago married a non-celebrity executive officer and announced her pregnancy. She went through m

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  • Oshima Yuko hopes to become a leading actress

    June 22, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    On June 21st, AKB48’s Oshima Yuko declared on her blog, “I hope to become a leading actress someday.” Oshima recently finished up her drama “Kaeru no Oujo-sama” on which she plays the supporting character Mahiru. She commented, “Through challenges and courage, I was able to meet Mahiru who learned the power to change, and she gave me, Oshima Yuko, a lot of motivation as well.” This particular drama involves singing, and Oshima also commen

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  • Tabe Mikako wishes for new drama 'Naniwa Shounen Tantei Dan' to become a hit

    June 22, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    On June 20th, Tabe Mikako prayed for the success of her new TBS drama “Naniwa Shounen Tantei Dan” at the Nogi Shrine in Nogizaka, Tokyo. Tabe wrote a wish for "a wonderful encounter" on her tanabata tanzaku (short notes for writing down wishes), and explained, "Since there was a great encounter through this drama, I wished for another great encounter." In the drama, Tabe plays an elementary school teacher. She spent about 4 months with

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  • Kiritani Mirei practices hard for her first stage play, 'Shin Bakumatsu Junjo-den'

    June 22, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Young actress Kiritani Mirei is currently practicing for her upcoming stage debut in the play 'Shin Bakumatsu Junjo-den', and on June 21st, the press was able to witness a practice session at the play's training room in Tokyo. In the play, Kiritani portrays a female version of Okita Soji, the captain of the first Shinsengumi. It's a special performance to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of playwright Tsuka Kohei's death. In the past, sever

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