Sawajiri Erika smoked weed with a Johnny’s talent?
Sawajiri Erika is finally making her comeback to the entertainment world with her upcoming movie “Helter Skelter”. However, it hasn’t come without controversy, with Shuukan Bunshun revealing that Sawajiri may have a serious problem with marijuana. Now there’s even more rumors that Sawajiri used marijuana with a Johnny’s talent during her teen years.
“At the time, a Johnny’s talent attending Horikoshi High School sent her an e-mail that said ‘From now I’ll give even Erika a leaf~!’ That certain idol at that time already had rumors that he was smoking marijuana among his group of friends, and if the current rumors are true, there’s a strong chance he’s been addicted to marijuana since his teens.” (Industry Insider)
Right now for Sawajiri, rumors are flying that her current break from the Entertainment world is due to marijuana. Shuukan Bunshun recently published a document, allegedly sent by Lawyer A, that stated back in 2009 Sawajiri showed positive results for marijuana intoxication, which is why she was fired from her agency Stardust Production.
What “leaf” is referring to in the e-mail isn’t exactly clear, but if it’s true that a Johnny talent has been smoking marijuana since high school, it’s an extreme problem.
Who was the Johnny talent that hooked Sawajiri up with the “leaf”?
(Some of the Johnny’s that attended Horikoshi High School include Akanishi Jin, Yamashita Tomohisa, and Tanaka Koki.)
Jin is fat and dependent on Meisa
As everyone knows by now, Akanishi’s career in the entertainment world has pretty much died since he suddenly married Kuroki Meisa. And with every day with nothing to do, being financially dependent on Meisa, he certainly has a good amount of free time, right? Apparently, Akanishi is using this free time to drown his despair by drinking, and because of this, he’s bringing on the pounds.
Akanishi has suddenly acquired a considerable amount of weight, gaining about 8 kilos (17.6 pounds). Even more, Akanishi is supposedly spending his days at Kuroki’s parents’ house in Okinawa, spending morning to night drowned in alcohol.
An insider states that, “With his tour cancelled, his drama cancelled, his fan club dissolved, he’s rotting. Lately, Akanishi has stopped his daily weight training. There’s even some talk that he now has a beer belly.”
“After Meisa has her baby, she is set to start filming for her drama. She’s doing this for the intent of earning some money for Akanishi’s sake. It seems that since Akanishi can’t tolerate this condition of being fed by his wife, his amount of alcohol consumption has increased.”
Lately, it’s been rumored Akanishi has been searching for certain equipment in order to open a restaurant in Okinawa. At this rate, will he disappear from the entertainment world?
Kuroki Meisa to act in Taiga drama
On the 24th, it was announced Kuroki Meisa would star in next year’s NHK Taiga drama “Yae no Sakura”. Although the popular actress Kuroki has played the heroine in many dramas before, this is her first time acting in a Taiga drama. Kuroki famously had a sudden marriage with Akanishi Jin, and is expecting a baby in October.
Kuroki, even after her marriage, has continued her activities as an actress. However, for Akanishi, the papers are blank. Due to suddenly marrying Kuroki, Akanishi’s country-wide tour was cancelled. Further, he is to pay all of the fees cost by cancelling the tour, and was forced to step down from the Fuji TV’s remake of “GTO”, scheduled to start in June. It’s unclear if promotion will increase for Akanishi, who is currently awaiting the premier of the Hollywood movie he acts in, “47 RONIN”, due next year.
Kuroki needs to go nude in order to pay Akanishi’s debt
Even though Kuroki Meisa is currently 4 months pregnant after her shotgun marriage with former KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin, a tragic reality is awaiting her - debt hell.
“Akanishi’s penalty is a debt around something-million yen. The only one who’s able to pay it back is Kuroki. There’s no other survival way unless Kuroki lay’s her life down to do a sex scene or go nude.” (Entertainment Staff)
Johnny’s Jimusho, who proudly boasts the strictest rules in the entertainment world, has finally abandoned Akanishi. Adding to his national tour being cancelled, Akanishi also had to step down from the July remake of “GTO”. “The fees from cancelling the concert, including hall fees, labor costs, and the penalty for contract breach, all come to around 450 million yen, the full amount which Akanishi must pay. In addition, due to the unprecedented scandal of a main stepping down from the part, a 100 million yen penalty has also been added.” (Informed Source)
For Akanishi, this is equal to a retirement recommendation.
“There’s no way Akanishi, who even though is an artist is still much of a beginner, can carry this 600 million debt. Johnny Kitagawa, who’s always continued to support Jin from whatever scandals have arisen, threw a spoon in rage when he heard the news of the hidden marriage. Immediately after “47 Ronin” ends, the Jimusho is going to expel Akanishi out…” (Pro Entertainment Insider)
For new wife Meisa, trouble is also visiting. “Currently, she stars in 6 companies’ commercials, but it’s in the circumstances of the shock of her shotgun marriage. The chance of her CM contracts behind renewed is low. Further, in the case Akanishi leaves Johnny’s, Meisa’s chance to be used by television stations again drops to zero.” (Industry Insider)
In the end, there’s nothing left for Meisa but a nude fighting scene and for her to pay back the debts. “For movies and photos, it isn’t limited to Johnny’s. If Meisa takes off her clothes it’ll be a hit. Up until now, she’s acted in a bed scene in the drama Jiu. If she does something exposing her nipples and genital hair, she’ll also grab sponsors. There’s also the measure to become a soft porn actress.” (Informed Source)
Divorce theories are also arising…
Jin announces resignation from Johnny’s
Ex-KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin (27), who recently married Kuroki Meisa (23) without informing his agency prior, announced March 31st that he has officially resigned from Johnny’s Jimusho.
Akanishi said in an issued statement, “My time with the agency has been an amazing experience and I have learned many important things, but I am now ready to proceed on my own. For me and my family’s sake, I will continue to do my best. Please continue to support me in my future activities.”
The Jimusho has also released a statement, “We are sad to see one of our precious talents leave, and we wish him the best in his future projects.”
It is not clear how this event will coincide with Akanishi’s punishment issued by the Jimusho only days earlier, in which Akanishi’s Japan Tour was cancelled and was ordered to pay the cost of the cancellation fees.
Is Akanishi’s punishment really a fake?
Johnny’s Jimusho, as a punishment for Akanishi Jin and his marriage to Kuroki Meisa without previous notice, has cancelled his 5 city Japan tour between April and May. Accompanying the punishment is for Akanishi to take the burden and to pay the full loss of expenses.
However, according to an entertainment pro, “If you think with some common sense, this penalty is unnatural. A company placing a full entertainment industry debt on its talent is legally difficult, and this is simply Johnny’s Jimusho’s made up apology performance”, they said, holding the decision in doubt.
“Normally, if you’re seeking damages from the talent, in this case, “A Without Notice Marriage”, you’d be charged with a breach of contract. Appearances might be cancelled, or commercials cut. However, without regard to that, the Jimusho cancelling the tour but treating it as damages is strange.”
According to a labor attorney, “To what extent Johnny’s Jimusho’s “debt” for Akanishi actually means isn’t clear, and in the first place just claiming canceling a tour as damages is strange. Even if Akanishi was to argue this in court, it’d be difficult for Johnny’s to establish the cause and effect between the marriage and cancelling a tour.”
Even further, a person related to music concerts supports this claim, “In the first place, the profits from Akanishi’s tours are solemn to begin with. The day before the opening day of last years tour, tickets were being sold for about 100 yen on online auctions, but buyers wouldn’t bite. Even I went to the concert but naturally, the vacancy of the place stood out, and every time, the raising of the curtain time was delayed. Even if you hold a concert for the preservation of the fans, I wouldn’t anticipate any real profits.”
At any rate, the cancelled tour’s date and locations were not announced, and even if you call it substantial damages, the expenses of the tour only stop at preparation. It can definitely be seen Johnny’s chose the part with comparatively little damage for the penalty.
A person related to Johnny’s Entertainment also details Meisa’s penalties, “It was decided Kuroki’s TV appearances and events be cancelled.” However, for merely form’s sake, there’s a possibility that the route with the fewest losses was chosen.
Johnny (actually) punishes Jin!
Akanishi Jin (27), who last month suddenly married Kuroki Meisa (23), is finally receiving his punishment from Johnny’s Jimusho. The 5 city 7 country-wide performance tour scheduled between April and May has been cancelled.
In an interview with Sanspo, the Jimusho stated “[Akanishi] has deviated from the etiquette as a member of society”, regarding his punishment. Currently, 3-month pregnant Kuroki Meisa has been effected by this event, and not informing the Jimusho and all related parties of the marriage registration on February 2nd, only informing afterwards, has resulted in heavy judgement.
In addition, the Jimusho stated “The debt made by the cancellation of the tour will be burdened by Akanishi.” Although tickets were yet to go on sale, the charge of renting venue seats still costs several million yen. With a cancellation, the fee a person will acquire can only be described as exceptional.
Akanishi, who is currently active in America, has held his tour between the 9th and 17th in 5 U.S. cities. The Japan tour, which was supposed to be a triumphant return, was to be held in 5 cities, including Tokyo and Osaka, including 70 thousand people. The tour schedule was to be announced around the time the wedding news broke out.
“We are deeply sorry for all the terrible trouble we have caused to fans and related people,” the Jimusho apologized.
Akanishi losing fans is serious, fails to chart #1 and apparently needs to poop too
Ex-KAT-TUN member Akanishi Jin’s solo debut album “JAPONICANA” failed to top the weekly Oricon Album ranking number 1 spot, losing to Ikimonogatari, who took the spot for the second week. Unbelievably, Akanishi took the number two spot. Even more, as to further the blow, a “poop” rumor has spread, and it seems his misfortunes never come signly.
According to a recording industry insider, “Johnny’s Jimusho cares a lot about rankings. They check the days of when other artists will come out with albums or singles with the utmost care, and avoid days with veteran artists. They search for days they can definitely grab the number one spot for their talents. For Akanishi, before the marriage was announced, the day his single would go on sale had already been decided, and above all he is an artist who Johnny Kitagawa looks after.”
For Johnny, this all meant that the plan for Akanishi’s album was to “move Akanishi’s release date 1 week after veteran Ikimonogatari’s, and he’ll definitely acquire 1st place”. However of course, Ikimonogatari was successful in acquiring plentiful sales for the second week of their release album, giving Akanishi 2nd place.
According to a former recording industry worker, “Core fans have a sort of quasi-love with their talents. Those fans, by themselves, will buy 100 discs or even 1000 discs for their idols. However, with the marriage, those types of fans have gone away. What this means is that since those fans have gone away from Akanishi, he won’t be able to acquire the #1 spot again.”
Currently, Akanishi is in the middle of his American tour. According to an insider, “It seems like fans from Japan are going, but the number of people who go that far are decreasing. Furthermore, it seems a little happening happened on the first day of the tour in Los Angeles.
Even though it was a 1 hour concert, there was a 15 minute intermission. There is a rumor coming out that Akanishi rushed to the guest toilets. Before the break, Akanishi wasn’t dancing well and his face was rough, but after the intermission his face was refreshed and he danced casually. Apparently, he was controlling himself from taking a sh*t for the fans.”
Of course it can’t be that he needed to poop, but since he made such a fuss in that way, that sort of talk among the fans won’t desist.
“However, it seems the service for this tour has been full throttle. On his first day is Los Angeles, Akanishi has hugged fans, and at his Hawaii concert talked with fans while signing autographs, and lastly taking pictures together. This type of fan-service isn’t something you would think of happening in Japan.”
Jin pisses off important producer
It seems Jin is good at pissing people off.
With the news of Akanishi Jin’s marriage, rumors have been flying saying that its possible Akanishi could be let go from the agency, according to a well-informed insider, and now one more obstacle has appeared.
Akanishi has apparently had a huge fight with a big-shot Japanese producer. Supposedly, the producer was ticked off by Akanishi’s terrible manners. ”Even though Akanishi bowed in apology, the producer didn’t forgive him”, according to an insider. “He’s never thought good of Akanishi and doesn’t have good feelings about his advancement in America either.”
The producer is said to be a singer and has powerful influence in the American music industry. Whether or not Akanishi’s tour across all of America succeeds or not is in the hands of reconciling with this producer.