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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Kago Ai on the News Again....? [Updated]

Oh GREAT! What is it this time now?!!

I was just thinking of logging in today, to explain my disappearance and announce some happy news... but I received an email from Patrick (Thanks for the heads-up) and double checked at WHG and m.m.p.-san's blog

Seems like Aibon is back on the headlines again.



"Kago Ai on a 'Smoking' Onsen Love Vacation" ??!!

Found even more scans and message alerts about this news. No, it's not Friday again, it's Weekly Gendai. Honestly, I'm a bit frustrated now. Suspicious also, but darn frustrated as well.


UPDATE:


Scans from uploader --> 1, 2, 3, 4

This scoop was covered by Weekly Gendai to be released next month. Date of incident is 18th March. Noting that a couple was spotted walking towards a car parked at a gasoline stand, 600m away from a hotel. It was clearly seen that the two were holding hands.

Then it proceeds to identify the girl to be Kago Ai, and recounts her past "smoking scandal" incident as reference. Also noted her previous news of internship with her management company, Up Front Agency.

Whoever the reporter was, it was truly stalker-style reporting. Because it went on to detail everything from Aibon's clothing and every single noticed action in the car - her cautious expression, body contact with the driver, and ... notices that "something between her index and middle finger, and white smoke coming out", and is puzzled to as to why this action is performed in a public place. Apparently, the driver was assumed to be a heavy smoker, and so probably Aibon gave in to the temptation.

Personally, I find it even more disturbing that the reporter managed to snap a side-view photo of the car while on the move. (Though no picture of her smoking was captured, thank God) What's more disturbing, is how they went as far as get the menu list of what they ate on the Onsen house, even though it was VIP/private function. Further probing finds that the dude was about 37 years old, and the Onsen house workers denies that they were lovers.

I don't want to ramble on, and provide a word-by-word translation. The more I translate, probably the more chances I make mistakes on my comprehension of the article. So here are the focus points:

1) The identity of the man with mustache -> the owner of a popular cafe "SOMA", Ishimoto Haruki, he's married. Reportedly, he is famous amongst some celebrities who patronizes the cafe often.
2) It was supposed to be a small gathering with some relatives, where 7 other people attended as well.
3) UFA was contacted for comments --> "(Ishimoto) is, as pointed out, a close acquaintance. It would be thoughtless/careless of Kago if she did in fact stay overnight". [edited]

My concern about Aibon is the hand-holding part and the smoking part. Good golly, she really should watch herself when in public. I have no problems if she had a boyfriend or something, but she should at least behave in public at a critical moment like this.

I hope nobody will assume that Aibon's is trying to make a return to showbiz by sleeping with some guy, in order to acquire some "assistance". Because the article is clearly making a mountain out of a molehill - 60% sighting reports, 30% speculations news, 10% actual facts. In other words, typical tabloid writing format.

But here's the catch: The current chief editor of Weekly Gendai, was formerly Friday's chief editor. The switchover was 3rd of March 2006. Fishy, fishy...

Again, thanks to those who provided the heads-up. Let me know if anyone find out more about this.

EDIT:
Hello! Online provided a summary of the article, PLUS info from the BBS in 2ch. I may have misunderstood some things, so please go ahead and read it too, to compare.

14 comments:

craig said...

:(

Xacur said...

I'm frustrated too.
Man, How would it feel to have to deal with all this stupid paparazzis all the time.
I'm about to have a heart attack, and it's not my life what is decided by those pictures.
Not guilty until you can probe the opposite.
[quote from a forumer in some forum i don't remember]:
"Being an Aibon fan is a roller coaster"

JEN said...

"Being an Aibon fan is a roller coaster" well said... it's so true...

there were comments i saw on another forum saying how this picture looks like it was taken before she started working as a clerk again in UFA in January. if the speculation is right, it would seem like it shouldn't be a problem. but who knows, considering she has had a count again her.... oh aibon...

Xacur said...

Ok, she really should watch herself while she is in public but, man, if the tittle of the pictures were other thing the reaction to the photos would be different, I'd think "cool!, Aibon's photos again ^^"
But that's the showbiz, you buy it if you want to.

Anna said...

I'm starting to get a bit fustrated with her now. Aibon wants to sing right? She sure doesn't show it much! >_< I love Aibon and all, but it seems like she's acting really sloppy now.

Mick a.k.a. jinryuichi said...

Roller coaster indeed. Sometimes I don't know what to make of her. Please let there be less news like this appearing... i got a weak heart now....

JEN said...

i just read UFA dismissed her...

http://www.machineworks.co.uk/whg/2007/03/post_4078.html

Gosh... please tell me that's not true...

Anonymous said...

whoa, is that really true?

CJ Marsicano said...

Don't trust anything WHG posts. They're just as bad as the tabloids.

Cookie Holiday said...

Aibon what are you playing at? Hopefully this is all a load of bs and she hasn't actually done anything wrong. I hope that's the case anyway...

Britni said...

please lord, please lord, PLEASE let it all just be crap. please....

Mick a.k.a. jinryuichi said...

@jen... WHG posters likes to use misleading titles to attract other posters. Don't take it too seriously.

But then again, i think a lot of us are thinking along that line already, yes?

Faramir, said...

"there were comments i saw on another forum saying how this picture looks like it was taken before she started working as a clerk again in UFA in January."

Sorry, that was my post on JPH!P; but I've realized that these pictures are actually very recent, judging by the contents of the article.

Just my 2 cents, if Aibon does marry that 37-year-old man, I hope her marriage will be a happy and long-lasting one.

Also, I can't help but think that perhaps Aibon was influenced by Tsunku's marriage to a woman 13 years younger than him...

JEN said...

:) thanks for pointing out that the posters may be misleading. i was hoping it wasn't true... anyhow, right now all we can do is wait until UFA comes out rather than speculate.

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