According to the Sankei Sports newspaper, talento Inoue Waka (31) is getting married on her next birthday, May 13th. Her husband will be 33-year-old movie director Iizuka Ken (“SAI-REN,” “Summer Nude”), who recently worked on the live-action television and movie adaptations of “Arakawa Under the Bridge.”
The two first met in March of last year during the filming of “Arakawa Under the Bridge.” Their relationship was said to be purely professional at the time, but they met again during a group meal in May after filming was completed and started dating soon after that.
Iizuka also cast Inoue in his stage play “FUNNY BUNNY,” which is currently running until the end of this month.
The Sankei Sports newspaper says that Inoue’s agency has confirmed that she is getting married. It is said that she plans on continuing with her show business career.
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Posted: Sunday April 22, 2012 @ 1:56 pm PST
Neil Diamond’s heartlight has been turned on.
The superstar singer wed his manager Katie McNeil in front of family and close friends in L.A. on Saturday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
The “Sweet Caroline” and “Cherry, Cherry” crooner, 71, announced his engagement on Twitter last September.
“Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you’re the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well,” he wrote at the time. He also posted a photo of his bride-to-be with the words, “I’m lovestruck.”
It’s the first marriage for McNeil, 42, and the third marriage for Diamond, who kicks off a U.S. summer tour on June 1.
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Posted: Sunday April 22, 2012 @12:30 a.m. PST
Even after their divorce, there is never less attention from the media regarding Japanese stars Takaoka Sosuke and Miyazaki Aoi’s marriage on the headlines of tabloid magazines; the most recent being Takaoka’s newly unleashed storm of bitterness in the form of tweets.
According to Tokyo Hive, the actor was relentlessly attacking his ex-wife, Miyazaki Aoi, her agency, and V6’s Okada Junichi, who he claimed was having an affair with Miyazaki when they were still married.
Bear in mind that this is a new Twitter account for Takaoka, as his previous account was deleted due to his hateful tweet about the ‘Korean New Wave’, which also led to his resignation from his agency and the derailment of his career. Despite a new start in the social networking verse, Takaoka’s tweets still consist of the same old bitterness regarding his failed marriage.
According to his side of the story, Miyazaki was involved in several affairs even though she was his wife, one of which involved Okada. He called Okada “such an immoral man that he even makes a move on a wife while her husband is overseas”, referring to the time when Takaoka was in Korea, where he ended up making the unfortunate tweet on Korean culture.
Takaoka also accused Miyazaki’s agency, Hirata Office, for spreading rumours that the divorce was because of him, and that they were doing it to make him responsible for the damages.
“Some sponsors were demanding compensation from them and that’s why their employees started spreading all kind of rumours about me,” he mentioned in one of his tweets.
But the biggest attack was against his ex-wife, who he not only said to be “not such a great actress”, but claimed that she had several affairs, and has a “rotten brain”.
“In the midst of the husband getting attacked by the mass media, the wife suddenly leaves the house. He isn’t able to get in contact with her nor is she willing to have a talk with him at all.
“How can you feel sorry for a woman who is saying that she’s the happiest [she’s been] after the break-up, even though it was her who was committing adultery during that period? I pity her fans who just believe whatever she says,” he wrote in one tweet.
He added, “Come to think of it, I was always made out as the bad guy in this marriage. You don’t know how relieved I felt when I was finally released from this situation.
However, when asked about his trip to a love hotel with gravure idol Kinbara Asuka back in 2009, he denied that they had done anything during that night.
“There was nothing at all, not even a kiss,” he replied in a tweet.