Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – August 10th, 2011

Ray’s Picks

S/mileage wants a sexy member! – aramatheydidnt
Well hey, I’ve got a sexy member I can show you, then!

Bekah to collaborate with Ryan Higa? – Koreaboo
It’s nice to see Bekah keeping busy!

Richard Gere personally offered a movie role to Rain – Koreaboo
It wasn’t a film, exactly, but a home movie. And Rain’s co-star was a duct-taped gerbil.

New Tanimura Nana pvs – aramatheydidnt
This can’t be Tanimura Nana, I don’t see a single frikkin’ cleavage shot in either PV!

AKB48 Elections Book – aramatheydidnt
If all elections ended with bikini photobooks, the world would be much better off than it is now.

H!P Releases August 9 – Hello! SayuNii
The review of the concert photobook is useful and well-written.

Which actress would look good as a police officer? – aramatheydidnt
You mean which one I’d most want to handcuff and beat me with a rubber stick? Oh, the choices are too plentiful!

Clip of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Langdimus is still very much on the hook with Scandal.

Kis-My-Ft2 are officially debuted! – Never Ending Music Power
Maazel Tov! Somebody get these boys some fountain pens!

Actress Yoon Seung Ah looks as young as a 15-year-old model – allkpop
I know my fifteen-year-old models and you, ma’am, do NOT look like a fifteen-year-old model.

Jessica & Krystal show their sisterly love through selca set – allkpop
Less sisterly, more making-out, please.

Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A (week of 8/7/2011) – Chuu Sugoi Idol
I love how most of the older Musumes get country wrong, but the younger ones get it right.

They are Candy Go! Go! Live! – Neaux Clicked On It
I am indeed one of those creepy dudes, and I thank you especially for that second clip.

Kamenashi Kazuya to star in “Yokai Ningen Bem” live-action series – Tokyograph
I’m guessing Kame agreed to this when told that the nostalgia factor will win over older women who remember the original.

DEVILS OR ANGELS? -Berryz Kobo International
Forget Judeo-Christian lore! I wanna see them as flying spaghetti monsters!

Music deemed hazardous to youth, why? – Koreaboo
It all started with that damn Charleston, and by the time Elvis was swinging his hips there was no turning back.

30 Day Idol Challenge Day 29 – Happy Disco
Serenyty muses on the nature of leadership before reaching a satisfying choice.

HQ Mag Scans: Kahi, Juyeon, U-ie and Nana in Japans “Rolling Stone” and “Gainer” Magazines – AfterSchool ❤
Some very sexy photos of these After School idols.

Brian’s Picks

BiS Enter Oricon Top 30 For First Time – Pure Idol Heart
It’s good (and necessary if they are gonna exist) that BiS can sell and chart. However, I’m conflicted, as this is one group whose style and concept will have to change the more popular it gets.

Is Tsunku playing it safe with Berryz Koubou? – BOOM! Berryz Koubou!
supadackles speculates on why Berryz Koubou doesn’t sell as well as they could. I have to point out that singles/albums sales are not necessarily the decisive factor in how successful/popular a group is.

Day 2: An idol I dislike – fly in the f*ing wine
Mara’s disliked idol (but not hated) is Maeda Atsuko, which fits in with the recent Acchan-like/dislike conversation.

Alo-Hello! – Abe Natsumi – Hello!Fansubs
It’s Nacchi’s 30th birthday and the team at H!F releases the video from her first Alo-Hello.

Reina Tanaka – Wonky Cuteness – Hello! Project Feet
Saki Nakajima – Nacky Attack – Hello! Project Feet
Don’t mistake H!PF for just a fetish site! Erika explains what she likes about Reina and Saki.