Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading – November 23nd, 2011

Ray’s Picks

Thoughts of a Drunk*: Dream Morning Musume vs. Morning Musume – idol love
Interesting read – but if idols are all about escapism, isn’t nostalgia one of escapism’s most potent forms?

SNSD to mentor troubled teens on new TV program – allkpop
I have this image of meth-addicted prostitutes learning the choreography for “Gee”.

Meisa Kuroki – Wired Life – Selective Hearing
Greg finds strong similarities to Amuro Namie. Imagine my surprise.

Twitter Translation: Bekah and U-ie Express How Much they Miss Each Other – AfterSchool ❤
How sweet!

Maeda Atsuko Wins VoCE’s [2011 BEST BEAUTY OF THE YEAR] Award – MELOS no Michi
Um… okay. If you say so.

KARA’s Gyuri diagnosed with vocal cord nodules – allkpop
Another injury? Hopefully she’ll get better soon.

tumblr’s favorite Jpop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu releases new song Tsukema Tsukeru – aramatheydidnt
Without the fucked-up acid-trip PV, the impact just ain’t the same.

Masuwaka, at Nail Queen Awards, says she isn’t getting a divorce – aramatheydidnt
The fabulous Pink Lady and Nishino Kana were also in attendance.

Dorothy Little Happy Says Hello To The West – Pure Idol Heart
Hello back atcha!

Mukai Osamu’s new drama adds Inagaki Goro, Kuninaka Ryoko, Takimoto Miori, Miura Shohei, Tsukamoto Takashi – Tokyograph
Miori’s now working with a SMAP? She really IS moving up in the world!

Rania’s Pop Pop Pop video – Genki Almost Idol
Martha makes some very interesting points on the video.

Pic of the Day – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Amen, Langdimus! Amen!

Wonder Girls’ Sohee reveals she helped produce 2PM’s “Hands Up” – allkpop
I’m getting flashbacks of Dirk Diggler claiming to do the blocking for his shots.

Wonder Girls in Wonderland – Seoulbeats
I love the part about “depressed hobo”.

Miki Fujimoto – Bathed in Light & Glittery Toes! – Hello! Project Feet
The latest of the H!P MILFs gets her turn.

Mano Erina 11th Single Announced – Hello! SayuNii
I usually don’t care about her, but sometimes a really incredible photo of her surfaces.

Brown Eyed Girls tease first photos from “Dazed & Confused” pictorial – Koreaboo
Will they help me assume the missionary position?

Mayumi Yamanaka ~ Premium Gallery 05 – Jappydolls
Our patron saint of hawtness with her latest pictorial.