Six More SuJu Allegedly Sue SM?

6 other Super Junior members filed for lawsuit against SM Entertainment too? « K Bites.

What I find interesting  – if not surprising – is that there isn’t a strict all-or-nothing in the case of DBSK and SuJu. That is, some break to file lawsuits, others do not. You’d think a stronger show of solidarity would have a greater impact on the negotiations. The reality, though, is that it’s every boy band idol for himself, and each person sees their career doing better (or at least surviving) in a different way.

51st Japan Record Awards Pits Big Bang Against Scandal

51st Japan Record Awards announced – Tokyograph.

I’d personally like to see G Dragon’s ass kicked by a bunch of schoolgirls – but alas, they’re only dueling it out for Best New Artist. That said, there’s interesting choices in both the Best Song Category – Exile, Girl Next Door, Ikimono-Gakari, among others – as well as Best Album – Hirahara Ayaka, Greeeen, Superfly. And what’s this about a Special Award for AKB48 and Aki-P?

2009 Kohaku Lineup Announced

2009 Kohaku Uta Gassen lineup announced – Tokyograph.
2009 Kohaku Uta Gassen lineup announced – Tokyograph Forums.

The big shocker here is the absence of Morning Musume. But Perfume and AKB48 will be performing for the Red Team, as will Ikimono-gakari, Koda Kumi, Otsuka Ai, Kimura Kaela, and the magnificent Wada Akiko. For the white team there’s Arashi, NYC Boys, TOKIO, SMAP, and even some non-JE acts like Jero, Exile, and DBSK.

DBSK? Now that’s going to be interesting.

Catching Up With Minna Star

State of the Fangirl « みんな☆.

Kimitsu’s about to see Shingo’s NYC play and drops by her blog for a post that’s really seven posts in one, packing quick comments on a variety of topics. As always, the writing is lively and the observations whip-smart, so if this is what she needs to get back into the blogging thing, so be it.

As it is, I’d really appreciate a report on Shingo’s off-Broadway thing.