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Becky in an affair with Gesu no Kiwami Otome’s vocalist?

7 Jan

This scandal erupted last night and it is huge…

ベッキーに初スキャンダル! 紅白初出場歌手との“禁断愛”

Talent Becky(31) and Kawatani Enon(27) were reported to be in an affair by Bunshun on 6th Jan 2016.

Kawatani Enon is the vocalist of band Gesu no Kiwami Otome, who were invited to perform in Kouhaku for the first time last year. He just got married last summer.

Becky has always maintained a clean image and therefore a favorite amongst advertising companies.

The 2 met in October last year. As Kawatani kept his marriage a secret,Becky did not know until he confessed to her at the end of November.

Bunshun obtained LINE records of their conversation, where Kawatani expressed intentions of divorce to marry Becky.

They spent Christmas Eve together and during the New Year, Becky accompanied Kawatani back to his hometown Nagasaki and met his parents.

That is where they were photographed, and when asked about their relationship, Becky denied and directed Bunshun to her agency. Kawatani was also asked about his marriage,to which he denied. When Bunshun highlighted the name of his wife, he said she is just a friend.

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Becky appears in emergency press conference and apologizes

In the press con, she explained that as a fan of Kawatani’s music, she attended his live shows, eventually got his contacts, and they went out for meals. She also admitted to visiting Kawatani’s hometown over the New Year. However, they are not dating and merely friends.

Later, in a written note to the press, Kawatani confessed to being married last summer, and maintains the common stance of being “friends” with Becky.

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Followup post here:

https://allthingsjpop.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/full-article-of-becky-and-kawatani-in-bunshun/

https://allthingsjpop.wordpress.com/2016/05/14/becky-and-kawatani-enon-finally-admits-to-their-affair-and-apologies/

Arashi Ohno responds to scandal, will never meet his “friend” again

20 Sep

Ohno Satoshi officially responds to his scandal with ex-actress ‘A’, during an interview before the Arashi Blast in Miyagi Stadium.

“She’s one of my friends.We are not in a relationship. I’m reflecting over my actions which has caused fans to be sad. I’m really sorry,” he said with a weird expression.

He added a final line “We will never meet again,sorry for causing such a disturbance” before heading off for the concert.

It is said that Ohno shed tears at the end of the concert. Miyagi Stadium was where he’d watched a World Cup match in 2002(with Aiba and Sho). Feeling overwhelmed at returning to the stadium, he said “I want to treasure this space more than anything. Please follow Arashi from now on.”

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I feel sad for Ohno…he could just ignore it like Okada but he gave a proper reply and went as far as to say that he’d stop meeting the girl. Are Arashi fans that scary?

Anyway for those interested, SNS leaks showing the 2 of them on a fishing trip.

 

And very quickly Arashi’s Ohno decides to breakup with girlfriend?

20 Sep

In essence….

“After all Arashi is Johnny’s cash cow. Even if Ohno reaches a marriageable age, it’s not easy for him to get married,” says showbiz professional. Reports are floating about that this relationship is nearing its end.

“It’s true that the agency is making him breakup with his girlfriend. It is also said that Ohno himself has decided to breakup.”

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On GirlsChannel:

[+1740] Ohno is 34, pls let him do what he wants
[+1605] He’s 34, it’s not cool to breakup just because he was pressed into it.Even the fans would be disgusted.
[+1267] He’s old enough..even if he dates it’s fine
[+1339] Be gracious like TOKIO fans! Well it could be because they’re of an older generation. Those who stop being a fan just because their idol gets married aren’t fans.
[+1040] A guy who can’t get married by 40 is odd in Japan. Foreigners will laugh at us again.


For initial story, pls check this article

Oh no! Arashi’s Ohno snapped living with ex-actress 10 years his junior

19 Sep

Thanks to a tipoff from Erika..

In latest issue of FRIDAY, there are photos of Arashi’s leader Ohno and someone who seems to be his lover “A” as they left a bedrock bath for his home.

‘A’ is 170cm tall, pretty, 24years old and used to be an actress.She appeared in drama “Live”(FujiTV) and movie “The Chasing World 5”, but couldn’t survive in the entertainment industry and went to work in a bar in Nishi Azabu, The 2 became friendly as Ohno visited the bar and started dating 1 year ago. ‘A’ likes art and spoke of their common interests to her friend.

The friend said “The 2 of them started living together as soon as they started the relationship. ‘A’ has stopped her showbiz activities. She takes care of the household chores while Ohno is busy. Awhile back, she mentioned waking early to bake bread for Ohno.”

A few days after being papp-ed by FRIDAY, the magazine caught up with them again as they visited a high class yakiniku in Shirokane.

FRIDAY: You seem to be dating well with A!
Ohno: Eh? What?
FRIDAY: What is A’s presence to you?
Ohno: I can’t say anything
FRIDAY: Will you get married like TOKIO’s Kokubun?
Ohno: I can’t say anything

Desipite FRIDAY’s persistent questioning, Ohno could only say “Sorry” in a small voice and hurry away.

Will leader be the next to get married?

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Netizens are saying ‘A’ is Natsume Suzu and comments are largely supportive. 

Idol talk about relationships and graduation on UTAGE Summer Camp Special

19 Aug

This week, the regular guests of UTAGE embarked on a camping trip to Saitama. During the bus ride, topics about idol dating and graduation were brought up.

Morning Musume
NMB48 Sayanee asked ex-morning musume member Yasuda Kei: Did you date anyone while in Morning Musume?
Nakai: Does that mean you have someone?”
Sayanee: Yes…ah no!
Nakai: You just said yes!
Sayanee: *blabbers*
Nakai: How are you going to get around this? Do you mean how to go about hiding the relationship?
Sayanee: Well that could be it as well..
Yasuda: I didn’t have anyone. It was strict in Morning Musume so if there’s someone you like you’ll have to leave the guy or the group.Sometimes, the member would be exposed and she’d graduate..
Nakai: Whose that? Yaguchi right?
Yasuda: Yaguchi was photographed with someone and she quit.
(*This is probably the Oguri Shun incident.)

48Group
Nakai: Sashihara also experienced that? Like going bald or getting exiled somewhere?
Sasshi: Yes, but the punishment is different. Not sure about now but in the past there was punishment.
Nakai: So everyone observes the love ban rule?
Sasshi: Isn’t that the case? *silence dawns*
Nakai: So you girls don’t get into relationships *Sasshi stops responding*
Mayu: Yes. *Sasshi and Minegishi then echoes Mayu.*
Sasshi: During this time, if i declare a No, and in future if i get exposed, i’d get slammed for saying this on UTAGE!
Nakai: Watanabe do you have a boyfriend?
Mayu: No! I’m really careful about it.

E-girls
Aya: We don’t have the rule,but no time to date. The younger members live in a dorm, and after work they’d be sent straight there. Guys and even the parents can’t enter. There’s a curfew too.
Nakai: What if a guy was caught there?
Aya: That’d be a huge problem. Firstly, the members would talk amongst themselves.We set our rules.
Nakai: Would Hiro(LDH CEO) appear?
Aya: He won’t..but he might.

Regarding graduation
Nakai: If you continue this way, you’ll reach 40 sooner or later?
Mayu: But i won’t be in AKB forever.
Nakai: When will you stay on till?
Sasshi: Everyone’s close(to graduating).
Nakai: Watanabe are you graduating soon?
Mayu: I haven’t decided but it’s in my vision now.
Sasshi: I want to quit.
Sayanee: About time to plan..
Sasshi: From now, everyone will be graduating..
Busaiku’s Yokoo: Is that because everyone has their dreams like being an actress?
Sayanee: I want to be a solo artiste.
Minegishi: I haven’t decided yet. Because of that i feel scared of leaving AKB.
Sasshi: I haven’t decided but i won’t be singing anymore.I won’t be an idol too. I want to be in variety but there are many female talents and i’m somehow doing it..
Mayu: I want to do acting seriously, but of course while in AKB, jobs like dramas and stage plays can’t fit in.


There are many pathways these girls can seek after graduation, but i think the long lasting option is to be an actress. Glad Mayu has chosen this path even though she’d do well being a singer any day. That said, she needs to graduate ASAP lest more actress wannabes from AKB enter the industry.

Kashiwagi Yuki makes first public appearance after scandal, continues to be shielded from media

19 Jun

 

48 Group members Kashiwagi Yuki and Sashihara Rino appeared for a Baitoru press event today.  Reporters were initially allowed to a on-the-spot interview with the members but the format was suddenly changed to one where only the commercial director was allowed to post questions. The event ended without any followup to the scandal.

Usually, for commercial press events, even though organizers would request for reporters to ask more questions related to the event, reporters have freedom to ask a variety of questions. For this event, reporters were informed that only the commercial director will be allowed to question so queries from reporters were not acknowledged. The organizer also mentioned that if any reporters try to pose questions outside the scope of this event, they could be stopped.

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“I want to work hard for 1 year”

When asked if she about next year’s Sousenkyo, Kashiwagi Yuki said with a smile “I want to work hard for 1 year.However, i have seen how thick Sasshi’s wall is.”

Sashihara Rino also expressed interested in aiming for a 3rd win. “I want to get a straight win but what happens next year is a question mark.”

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The puzzling thing about Johnny’s Jimusho not denying Kisumai Fujigaya Taisuke’s relationship

18 Jun

Johnny’s group Kis-My-Ft2 Fujigaya Taisuke(27) and Takimoto Miori(23)’s relationship has shocked fans and the showbiz world. However, what is puzzling is the reaction of Johnny’s agency to this piece of news.

As Fujigaya is a popular member of the group, fans have declared their exit from the fandom or intentions to switch idols after news of his relationship broke. The shock from this news was reinforced by the official statement from Johnny’s agency – “No comment on private matters.”

A TV station staff said “I’m abit shocked. This was not the sort of reply i was expecting.”

So far, the standard replies from Johnny’s agencies were always “they are friends” or “they were also with others”, in a bid to deny the existence of their talents being in relationships.

“Not commenting on private matters is the same as partially admitting to the relationship. Johnny’s fans think they are in a virtual relationship with their idols. That is why they are sensitive to such news and from their perspective, they can’t follow an idol especially when his agency is partially affirming news of him having a girlfriend,” says same staff.

“Traditionally, Johnny’s has not been strict with their idols being in relationships. In fact, if they find their partners befitting for their idols, they’d even encourage it, though they wouldn’t acknowledge it in public.This could be due to the factional dispute within Johnny’s”said showbiz insider.

This factional dispute is between Johnny’s management Julie Fujishima and SMAP’s manager Iijima, reported in the media early this year. Mary Kitagawa(VP and Julie Fujishima’s mother) had an interview with Bunshun then denying of such a dispute.

“No one thinks that the dispute is over.Kisumai is also part of Iijima’s management. There may be people who don’t believe it, from Iijima’s perspective, perhaps this response(to Fujigaya’s relationship) stemmed from the decision to refrain from being mainstream?” said same showbiz insider.

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