February 4th, 2010


Matsuda Seiko Joins Bones Cast

Singer-actress Matsuda Seiko (47, profile) has landed a role on the popular U.S. drama series "Bones," it was revealed yesterday. She plays the part of a Japanese journalist in series 5 of the Fox show, set to air from April. The series 4 box set is to go on sale in Japan next month and the Seiko connection is sure to help boost the show's popularity here. Producers say they were looking for a Japanese actor who would bring acting ability, English ability and name recognition to the role. In the U.S. Matsuda is seemingly referred to as the "Japanese Madonna," presumably based on her huge popularity in the 1980s. She made her U.S. recording debut in 1990 and had some modest chart success. She has since landed some small roles in Hollywood features, including the 1998 blockbuster "Armageddon."

Matsuda is said to have prepared for the Bones role while on a Japan tour at the end of last year, and went to the U.S. for two weeks' filming in early January. She follows in the footsteps of other domestic stars who have recently appeared in top U.S. dramas, such as Sanada Hiroyuki ("Lost") and Takeuchi Yuko ("Flash Forward").


Spring 2010 Dramas – Rumours (as of 05Feb2010)

Hero Sequel

Date: April 2010, Mondays 9.00 pm
Station: Fuji TV
Cast: Kimura Takuya, Yoshitaka Yuriko

Team Batista no Eikou Sequel
Date: April 2010, Tuesdays 10.00 pm
Station: Fuji TV
Cast: -

Date: April 2010, Wednesdays 10.00 pm
Station: NTV
Cast: Ueto Aya

Date: April 2010, Thursdays 9.00 pm
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Kuroki Hitomi

Date: April 2010, Thursdays 10.00 pm
Station: Fuji TV
Cast: Ueno Juri, Eita

Date: April 2010, Fridays 10.00 pm
Station: TBS
Cast: Nishikido Ryo

Date: April 2010, Fridays 11.00 pm
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Namase Katsuhisa

Date: April 2010, Saturdays 9.00 pm
Station: NTV
Cast: Ono Satoshi, Kawashima Umika

Date: April 2010, Wednesdays 9.00 pm
Station: TV Asahi
Cast: Uchino Masaaki

Date: April 2010, Saturdays 8.00 pm
Station: TBS
Cast: Yamamoto Yusuke

Source: jdramas.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/spring-2010-dramas-rumours/

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  • ruggio

Kissable lips and captivating eyes

The giant Japanese cosmetics company "Dr. Ci:Labo" recently made a big survey to find out what kind of make-up both women and men prefer these days. In one part of the survey they asked them about female celebrities, comedians and even anime characters. Here are the results for the celebrity questions.

Overwhelming Winks, Beautiful Female Celebrities with Captivating Eyes 












Female Voters

Shibasaki Kou

Nakayama Miho

Hamasaki Ayumi

Kuroki Hitomi

Matsushima Nanako

Kuroki Meisa

Kitagawa Keiko

Kanno Miho

Sawajiri Erika

Nakama Yukie

Male Voters

Ueto Aya

Aibu Saki

Ayase Haruka

Aragaki Yui

Kitagawa Keiko

Otsuka Ai


Hoshino Aki


Koizumi Kyoko

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  • juweel

"Akanishi Jin has STDs!" An angry beauty exposes some details.

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Apparently, KAT-TUN's Akanishi Jin has been accused of spreading STDs by a woman he hooked up with at a club.

There are a lot of photos surfacing of him philandering with foreign women at clubs, and nobody knows for certain who is leaking them. Supposedly he has carried on having sexual relations with girls from AKB48 and Hello! Project as well.

Akanishi Jin and Tanaka Koki both seem to go out a lot, so it wouldn't be surprising if they had STDs. Maybe they got it from a half (foreign -- holy shit racism ftl) woman and gave it to some other unfortunate girl.

... :3

source: http://ent7.blog77.fc2.com/blog-entry-771.html
translated by apis_cerana @ arama_translate
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Scandal-tainted Asashoryu calls it quits

Asashoryu cries at a press conference on Thursday. REUTERS

TOKYO - Mongolian grand champion Asashoryu, known for his truculent and fiery nature, said Thursday he has decided to bring an end to his illustrious but trouble-laden sumo career.

Asashoryu, 29, announced his retirement in the wake of a recent scandal in which he was alleged to have seriously injured a man in a drunken rampage.

The yokozuna was summoned by the Japan Sumo Association board of directors for questioning about the incident along with his stablemaster Takasago. He turned in his resignation, which was accepted by the JSA board.

‘‘I have no regrets about sumo. There was a big difference about what was reported in the media about the incident and what actually happened,’’ Asashoryu told reporters after being questioned by the panel. ‘‘I have caused a lot of trouble. Right now, my head is clear. In the final analysis, I needed to make the decision.’‘

The Yokozuna Deliberation Council submitted a report to the JSA recommending that Asashoryu resign after the yokozuna had announced he was calling time on his career.

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Any other arama sumo fans out there?