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11:52 am - 01/12/2013

TBS Himitsu no Arashi-chan to end in March due to power struggle within J&A!

Arashi's popular variety show "Himitsu no Arashi-CHAN" airs at 10 PM on TBS has been canceled in March.  What happened between TBS and Arashi?  It seems the power struggle inside Johnny & Associates is the cause.

It has come into view that this cancellation is the result of the in-fighting within J&A for the "successor" role to President Johnny Kitagawa (81).  Vice President Julie who is in charge of Arashi, TOKIO, Kanjani8, etc. and Ms. Iijima, Chief Manager of SMAP, Yamashita Tomohisa, Hey!Say!Jump, etc. have been fighting like cats and dogs.  And the program disappearance was brought about because this confrontation was intensifying further.  (testimony of the television station persons concerned).  Ms. Iijima has begun to have a close, "honeymoon-like" relationship with TBS.  TBS has Kimura Takuya's drama.  Nakai Masahiro was the host of the TBS Olympics Games and the host of TBS series music show aired on Dec 25  "Tuesday music! - Holy night 4 hours live SP".  All are important projects for Ms. Iijima.  And this makes Julie so mad that she decided to withdraw Himitsu no Arashi-chan from TBS.

Even though TBS has the crown show "Himitsu no Arashi-chan" but they have shown their favor to Ms. Iijima.  Julie retaliated by taking "Himitsu no Arashi-chan" off the air from TBS (an entertainment professional).   It is also a mutual decision of the higher-ups in TBS to let Julie close the program.
[Tokyo Sports]

Source: geinou-7days translated by 4miu_miu
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cleotine 12th-Jan-2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this kind of behaviour really bad for business? No matter how badly they might be fighting, their talents mean money and that should/would be their top priority (me thinks).
Then again, girl fights are always ugly, so I won't wonder about anything that may come our way...
niwiwin 13th-Jan-2013 12:15 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly.
Sounds like an immature decision to pull out a show because the network favor's seem to be not hers. I find it hard to believe. Girl fights are ugly but I'm gonna believe in the rationality of high-powered women XD

Kanjani8 is Julie's right? K8's 8th anniversary-related drama, was on TBS. Hina (Murakami) was also the "special navigator" of TBS's Euro 2012 broadcast. These were all many months ago though. But Yasuda is a supporting cast in an upcoming TBS drama.
hozrien 12th-Jan-2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Aw that sucks. It's one of my favorites at the moment due to those new room things they are doing with the female guests.

chizzyrei 12th-Jan-2013 09:42 pm (UTC)
First time I am hearing HSJ is under Ms Iijima. Why would artists under J -storm (President: Julie) be under Ms Iijima? Since when is Kanjani8 also under Julie?
Lol they are getting the groups mixed up or maybe they're just guessing
baka_tenshi 12th-Jan-2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
isn't news under julie too?
shinzosakura What ???12th-Jan-2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
What ??? if this is right why the hell dose sho-kun still hosting in TBS ... if she's withdrawing arashi withdrew them all 5 ... Juli girl are you knowing what you'er doing ... ...
exdream1999 Re: What ???12th-Jan-2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thing is, TBS has said that the other 4 will show up in the new show, it's just starting off with just Sho.

So....yeah. There is a lot of sense that this piece isn't making.
citrine047 12th-Jan-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
lol the fuq. julie seems like a major spoiled brat tbh.
baka_tenshi 12th-Jan-2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
Ms. Iijima has begun to have a close, "honeymoon-like" relationship with TBS.

implying.... what exactly?
luna_rainbow 13th-Jan-2013 07:07 am (UTC)
That it only lasts a day or two, a week at max, and is closely followed by marriage blues +/- talk of divorce.

chesutoberry 12th-Jan-2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
energenki 13th-Jan-2013 03:31 am (UTC)

If this is really the case, I don't even know what to say, I'm so frustrated. This is their best show they have right now.
asaphira_sachi 12th-Jan-2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
Tokyo sports.
asth77 13th-Jan-2013 10:35 am (UTC)
xanithofdragons 12th-Jan-2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Right, because it can't possibly be just because of decreasing ratings and scheduling issues. /sarcasm

Seriously, this story the tabloids have been running for idk how long is so... -_- Even if they have a rivalry, there's no way it's as big as the tabloids say it is.
2hothere 12th-Jan-2013 10:50 pm (UTC)

These two women need to get their acts together for goodness sake. Their fighting is getting really annoying. I wonder why Johnny is not doing anything about it. He seems powerless with their power struggle which is not good for his company.

I don't think either one of these 2 women should be President. If Julie wins, Ijima may take SMAP and split from Johnny's for good. And I don't know what would happen if Iijima becomes President.
dramaticsurgeon 12th-Jan-2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Wait, isn't geinou the one dredging up old rumors about Matsujun leaving Arashi because he's in love with a girl? Shiba-something? Or am I getting my tabloids mixed up?

Don't get me wrong, I'm well aware the entire entertainment industry is one big power play, and that does play a major role in what gets aired and what gets pulled. But tabloids will always write stories that sell; veracity never seems to factor into the equation.
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hozrien 12th-Jan-2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
I agree. I'm really enjoying Sharehouse.
enorcsi 12th-Jan-2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
withdrawing Arashi but giving them Sho. right. perfectly logical.
i call tabloid BS.
reddiereds 13th-Jan-2013 12:35 am (UTC)
first of all, i don't believe this tabloid info. there has to be more going on.
(and i do notice that all arashi members are starring only in fuji dramas lately, including matsujun.)

i've been wondering whether there's anyone sensible (in J&A at all) to sit in Johnny's seat.
i don't think either of those women are fit to be THE president of J&A. (or matchy or higashiyama for that matter.)
however, if it's only between the two, i'd rather it not be iijima. i'd rather not see my fav. group cds/albums/dvds coming with underwear, or the worst, having any release at all!!

Edited at 2013-01-13 01:03 am (UTC)
anyeem229 13th-Jan-2013 01:30 am (UTC)
i was too naive. thought it was the ratings
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