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Carolee ThummaFeb. 11, 2016 - 02:30AM JST
sensei258, No, that would be "Bump of AKB Funky Monkey Baby Metal Kara Perfume E Girls48" To be followed next year with "Bump of AKB Funky Monkey Baby Metal Kara Perfume E Girls68"
Posted in: J-pop idol fans run amuck, drop their pants at Tokyo concert
Carolee ThummaJan. 21, 2016 - 12:45AM JST
Without knowing what was actually stated on both contracts we the public can't speculate. If one states "dating affects the monetary outcome of the group" but the other states "she's not allowed to date" the judges can make different rulings. It all depends on what they actually sued for.
Personally I agree with the 2nd ruling, Dating is private, personal, no company should have a say in this. I know a lot of people say J&A has the same clause, but an ex-intern stated a few years back that J&A's contracts state "keep any private or personal business out of the eyes of the public." In other words you can date you just have to do it on the downlow, which is still sickening.
Carolee ThummaJan. 18, 2016 - 01:07AM JST
It really doesn't matter how good a group or individual is in entertaiment, because it's a hugely individual market, YOU like what YOU like, it's as simple as that. What YOU like, the next guy might not, doesn't mean one is right or wrong, just means we all have different taste.
Please stop dissing on things you don't like and just move on, you don't have to prove how "cool" you are by being as negative as possible. I used to love to come here and read the reviews but in the last few years this place has become one big dumping ground for all things negative. It's sad.
Carolee ThummaJan. 15, 2016 - 06:01PM JST
I'm hearing a lot of "I didn't listen to SMAP, didn't like em." A lot of jokes being made about them on these reviews.
BUT...somebody was listening, somebody was paying for the music and concerts. Someone was watching their drama's and movies. And they only got paid from J&A for concerts. Anything else, TV Shows, Specials, Drama's Movies, Commercial was money in their pockets, not Johnny's they also had to find those jobs on their own. It's one of the reasons Johnny took away the ban on photo's on the drama CD boxes. If they worked to get their own drama's they wanted their faces on them.
I'm not a fan of Johnny Kitagawa's, nor was I a fan of SMAP, I'm an Arashi fan, and I love Arashi, they simply make me feel good to watch them. That's all, it doesn't matter to me how the rest of the posters here feel, it only matters how I feel. And I can image there are a lot of SMAP fans out that that are upset about this, I feel bad for them.
Plus Julie is blood related to Johnny, if Michi Iijima actually thought she was going to "inherit" the company over a family member she wasn't thnking clearly.
And basically I think most of the posters on here are just posting this crap so that they can sound cool. Pathetic. I hope that no one craps all over the entertainers you like, I would hope most people would be respectful enough to go, "not a fan and move on" without feeling the need to be mean...but this is the way of the world now.
Posted in: Idol group SMAP rumored to be splitting after 28 years
Carolee ThummaJan. 12, 2016 - 11:50PM JST
I'm happy for them, they are both sweet and a bit naive, I hope their lives are filled with love, laughter and happiness.
I love it when people act like "this is not news" (pointing at you sandigoluv) but they take the time to post, if it's so not news why are you even here. It's so easy not to click on the link.
Posted in: Singer Daigo, actress Keiko Kitagawa tie the knot
Carolee ThummaNov. 25, 2015 - 11:22PM JST
I've never, not even once got a "swelled ego" feeling from Taguchi. I've gotten that from Kame (who I do adore) Rumor is he isn't happy, well then let him go to find something that makes him happy. Making him stay in a group that doesn't make him happy is ridiculous. KAT-TUN have had inner group problems from day one. Kame once told a story about Ueda punching Kame in the face as they were walking off a stage because Ueda missed some dance steps and Kame called him on it. Jin talked once about mental issues attached to being a member of KAT-TUN. Nakamaru has talked about being bullied. Let it go, let them go, if they aren't happy just let em go and don't call them prima donas and swelled heads, they are just human beings that have possibly been in an unhealthy situation for over 15 years. (counting jr years not debut years).
I say good luck and I hope he finds the thing that makes him happy.
Carolee ThummaNov. 22, 2015 - 01:58AM JST
There are more pictures accompanying this article, they are at the bottom of the page.
Posted in: Who's 'so vain'? Yup, it was Warren Beatty, at least in part
Carolee ThummaNov. 16, 2015 - 09:31PM JST
I listened too some of Biebers songs and it seems like he's still using auto-tune. And it's hard to understand some of his words on too many of the songs.
Posted in: Justin Bieber, One Direction try to grow up on new albums
Carolee ThummaOct. 23, 2015 - 12:00PM JST
As for people who believe that service dogs just crap anywhere think again. I worked in a department store for many years and we have 6 or 7 regulars who shopped with their dogs and never, never did any of the dogs have accidents. The problem was parents not teaching children to rush up to service dogs and try to get them to play. (and before any one says it no the dogs didn't growl or snap at the children either).
Posted in: 'No dogs allowed': Why one service dog was refused entrance to these restaurants in Japan
Carolee ThummaOct. 08, 2015 - 12:37AM JST
I'm a big fan of SOME of Johnny's groups but not SMAP and as for acting he can do a fairly okay job (Mr Brain, had to play wacky and did a good job). But for something like this there were plenty of other actors that not only look good/cool, but can also ACT, which is pretty important to someone of this characters league. It might turn out like Attack of Titans, okay but nothing as good as the original story.
Posted in: Kimutaku to star in 'Blade of the Immortal' live-action film directed by Takashi Miike
Carolee ThummaSep. 29, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
As my grandmother told my mother years ago, when my parents b*tched about my brother listening to rock music, we all listen to what pleases us, to each their own. If we all listened to the same thing it would get really boring.
So there is no "real" music to the complainers, it's ALL music, and we listen to what makes us happy. Why should I listen to what you like if it doesn't make me happy.
It's sad that people have to put down things, I know they think it makes them look better or cooler but all it makes them look like is bullies and meanies.
Posted in: One Direction announces album after split speculation
Carolee ThummaSep. 22, 2015 - 07:19PM JST
It takes a few minutes to google the Age of Consent in Japan, the reason the judge didn't mention her age is that the age of consent in Japan is 13 years old for sex. Unbelievable. But then again didn't Japan only put in Child Protection laws in the early 2000's?
I agree with someone else that posted above, it's keeping natural human rights away from these "idols". Humans want and need companionship, these management companies are "legally" keeping those rights from their clients and raking in the money while they do it.
But nothing will change, the Jumusho's will continue to thrive and the kids will be the ones who suffer. Most of these kids only make money if they get ads/commercials or TV/movie deals on the side. They usually just get paid small fees for the singing and dancing, only make any real money if they get the side jobs outside the management companies.
Posted in: Idol singer ordered to pay management company Y650,000 after going to hotel with male fan
Carolee ThummaSep. 05, 2015 - 11:53AM JST
As far as Trump being his "own man", he's not, daddy gave him half a million dollars and a huge money making apartment complex. He never had to answer to a "boss" so he only wants to make himself happy, never once is he going to think about what's best for the American public.
He's what my grandparents called "Snake Oil Salesman", those trump up more entertainment than business man.
He put a reporter in time out, he keeps calling another female reporter names, a reporter who pissed him off by asking him "how are you going to be a fair president when you consistently call woman names?" And then he calls her bimbo and stupid and makes cracks about her period.
So what happens when Putin pisses him off, or some other World Leader doesn't act the way Trump wants them to act...and then we are off to war because big orange head can "hurt them harder then they hurt him". Yeah that's the way one should deal with Kim Jong-un.
Posted in: Trump dumps insults on questioners; insists on control
Carolee ThummaAug. 24, 2015 - 06:36AM JST
I've read (and watched Naruto) both stories at different times, I prefer 1 Piece, I think it has the better entertainment value.
And...off topic but...
I once tested some homophobic friends with pictures of both western and Asian actresses and a picture of Haruna Ai right after she won the Ms International Queen award in 2009. All of them said she was the prettiest and or cutest. So it just goes to show if there is no label on something people can't show their bias.
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Carolee ThummaAug. 10, 2015 - 05:15AM JST
If they are gonna hawk her as the "greatest" then maybe when the make-up artist is applying the lipstick they should either get it on the lip or wipe up the excess bleed from the skin above the lip. Not very sexy in the close-up, you can see where the lipstick has bled into the skin.
And I watch quite a bit of Japanese tv and have never even seen her before. She's cute but she's not "all that".
Posted in: Kanna Hashimoto reminds everyone why she’s the 'once in a millennium' idol with new ads
Carolee ThummaAug. 10, 2015 - 04:03AM JST
Smithinjapan, for someone living in another culture I find that you do nothing to acquaint yourself to the culture. It saddens me every time you post something about Japan, usually it's degrading and lacking of any understanding of the culture. Taking responsibility by taking one's life is not the cowards way in Japan.
Maybe you should take the time to learn about the culture you're living in. It's far to easy to sit in front of a computer and post mean and degrading things when your faceless.
Posted in: Man whose electrified fence killed two men commits suicide
Carolee ThummaJul. 22, 2015 - 04:40AM JST
Do we really want a "business man" who has filed for bankruptcy 4 times to be running the "biggest business in America"? I don't think so. Plus he waited a week after announcing his bid to fill out the paperwork. Is this the man we want running the White House?
I think he's just out there to throw controversy into the ring, but what he's really doing is showing the world how messed up the Republican party is. I think he's trying to get all the republican runners to converge together as one, trying to get the party back to where it was in the 70's and 80's. But if this is what it takes then they don't deserve to be a political party, its just showing another reason to show how screwed up the Republican party is.
Posted in: Disavowed by party leaders, Trump has supporters cheering
Carolee ThummaJul. 21, 2015 - 02:56PM JST
She's the only little clone out the 1,000 of those little girls that I liked. Glad she's okay.
What I find really amazing is the fact that people who obviously have no wants or needs for idol news items always take the time to make a smart ass comment AFTER they read the news article. If it's not news why are you reading it?
Posted in: Former AKB48 singer Atsuko Maeda involved in traffic accident
Carolee ThummaJul. 12, 2015 - 02:36PM JST
I took it to mean that he doesn't have the right to represent Australia after not trying his best. After giving up and acting like a brat (and this isn't the first time) that he could pack his bags and go live in Greece if he couldn't do his best for Australia.
And before you flame I'm not an Australian
Posted in: Australian tennis star Kyrgios in 'racist' spat with swim legend Fraser
Carolee ThummaJul. 09, 2015 - 01:28PM JST
I'm 56 years old, and I'm gonna continue to buy the regular cookies and dunk 'em, lol
I think new cookie will be gone in a year.
Posted in: Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'
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