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  • Korean group MYNAME names Arashi and SMAP as their favorite Japanese artists

    June 13, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    Korean boy group MYNAME attended a press event on June 11th for their upcoming Japanese debut single “Message”, scheduled for release on July 25th. At the event, the boys were asked who their favorite Japanese artists were. Rapper Seyong mentioned that his favorite Japanese artist is Arashi. He smiled, “It’s because Arashi has five members and so does MYNAME. I like Matsumoto Jun.” Main vocalist Insoo said, “I choose SMAP, since each one o

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  • Arashi's Sakurai Sho and Matsumoto Jun attend new CM press conference for KIRIN "Tanrei GREEN LABEL"

    May 29, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    On May 29th, Arashi’s Sakurai Sho (30) and Matsumoto Jun (28) attended a press conference for the group's upcoming CM for KIRIN’s “Tanrei GREEN LABEL”. All the lines in the new commercial, titled “Ohitori Samaru”, end with “ru”. Regarding this challenge, Sakurai stated, “I could say 'Camanberu' (Camembert cheese) and 'Meatobooru' (Meatball) with ease, but it was surprisingly difficult to say California Rooru (California Roll),” sharing his

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  • Which actresses & actors possess healthy sex appeal?

    March 1, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Actress and model Yamada Yu recently graced the cover of the beauty and fashion magazine 'anan' (2012.2.29 Edition). The magazine is known for featuring various popular female and male celebrities in sexy or semi-nude covers and pictorials. Therefore it's no surprise that Yamada's pictures were well received, as she bared her beautiful upper body for the magazine's cover-shot. The 'perfect ageless body', as the magazine described it, with

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  • Cast members appear for "Lucky Seven" press conference

    January 13, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    On January 12th, stars of the new Fuji TV getsuku or primetime drama, “Lucky Seven” including (Mondays, 9PM) – Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (28), Eita (29), Ōizumi Yō (38), Matsushima Nanako (38), and  Naka Riisa (22) –  appeared at a press conference for the drama held in Tokyo.  The drama is set to begin airing on January 16th. With the theme of "the bonds of friendship" and the “Kitashinagawa Lucky Detective Agency” as the setting of the dr

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  • Matsumoto Jun kisses Kiritani Mirei in new Fasio CM

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    On January 10th, a new Fasio CM featuring Arashi’s Matsumoto Jun (28) and actress Kiritani Mirei was broadcasted nationwide. In this endorsement, titled “Saikyo no Eye”, Kiritani applies on the “Ultra Curl Lock Mascara” to her lashes, which draws the romantic affections of Matsumoto who approaches her and kisses her long lashes. \ At first, the two said they felt embarrassed by the act but later, they grew more comfortable and did thei

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  • What are your favorite dramas featuring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun?

    December 31, 2011 @ 6:13 am

    With 2012 just around the corner, Fuji TV's new drama 'Lucky Seven', which stars Arashi's Matsumoto Jun, is approaching its first broadcast date. With this highly-anticipated action drama in mind, goo asked its users, "What are your favorite dramas starring Arashi's Matsumoto Jun?" Check out what the users picked as their favorites below! === 1. Hana Yori Dango 2. Kimi wa Petto 3. Gokusen 4. Bambino! 5. Natsu no Koi wa

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  • Which celebrity would you want as your lover?

    December 22, 2011 @ 7:38 pm

    For many, winter is a special time of year where loved ones come together for holidays like Christmas and the first shrine visit of the new year. Lovers especially grow closer than ever during the holiday season. Keeping this in mind, Oricon Style asked its readers for the 5th consecutive year on which famous celebrities of the opposite sex they would like to have as their lover. Though the survey was conducted back in October, Oricon publ

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  • Which celebrity would you want to exchange New Year's cards with?

    December 17, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    AKB48 will be releasing official New Year greeting cards of their members in a first press limited edition set that will cost 30,000 yen (~385 USD). This got the folks over at goo curious, so they decided to ask their users which celebrity they would want to exchange New Year’s greeting cards with. Check out the results below and let us know who you would want to exchange cards with! == [Which Female Celebrity Would You Want A New Y

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  • Tanihara Shosuke to star in a 'Lucky Seven' spin-off drama

    December 12, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    Fuji TV has just announced that they will be airing a spin-off of their upcoming Monday drama, 'Lucky Seven', on Fuji TV Two. The spin-off is called 'Shiritsu Tantei ★ Makabe Ryu' and will star Tanihara Shosuke as the private detective Makabe Ryu. The story of the 'Shiritsu Tantei ★ Makabe Ryu' is set inside a detective drama that the characters of 'Lucky Seven' like to watch on TV. Especially the protagonist, played by Arashi's Matsumoto

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  • Oricon reveals the CM King & Queen of 2011

    December 8, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    N-Monitor and Oricon once again elected the CM King & Queen for 2011, based on the number of CM contracts that were signed this year. Midway through the year, pro-golfer Ishikawa Ryo and actress Ueto Aya were leading in their respective rankings. The former was able to defend his title with seventeen contracts (three more than in July). He was able to defend his crown as last year he was also the CM King. His fresh looks and very polite

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