Monday, January 28, 2008

Ikuta Toma's new Jdrama!

Ikuta Toma lands a new role at the JDrama, Honey and Clover, adapted from the anime with the same title. The drama is mostly a romantic comedy, focusing on the lives of five college students and the love triangle (or pentagon, whichever). He plays Takemoto Yuta, a man who is unsure of himself. He is a bit gawky, quiet, and falls for the extremely shy Hanamoto Hagumi.

From the first part of the drama, I feel that this is going to be a great watch. From what I gathered the movie version of this show sucked so I hope that the bad reputation of the movie won't rub off in this series. They have Ikuta Toma's acting prowess to make this show work after all.

Here are a few screen shots that to me, captures the very essence of this new character he is playing. It is a stark contrast from the almost cocky goofball Nakatsu Shuichi and an even bigger contrast from the vengeful, kakkoi Junpei. One thing hasn't changed though - He is as cute and charming as ever ;)

It's great that the Japanese entertainment industry is keen on determining who the great talents are and is giving Ikuta Toma all the opportunities he deserves! Congrats, Ikuta Toma! A lot of us are rooting for you!

My main Ikuta Toma support page here:
My First Toma Post
All My Ikuta Toma Posts/Wallpapers/Icons

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Renaldo Lapuz - THE defining moment of Season 7

I am your brother
Your best friend forever
Singing the songs
The music that you like
We're brothers til the end of time
Together forever til the end of time
I am your brother
Your best friend forever
Singing the songs
The music that you like
We're brothers til the end of time
Together or not, you're always in my heart
Your hurting feelings
Will reign no more

If you're watching American Idol Season 7 then you definitely know this song. You must have endured a few sleepless nights with this tune plaguing your head (or it might just be me).

If you're not watching American Idol Season 7 because you believe that it has nothing more entertaining to offer, then watch it now:

If you're not laughing right now, then you might be dead. Or 99% of the other viewers just have a corny sense of humor ;)

I predict that Renaldo Lapuz will be THE most talked about phenomenon of this season. Just a quick search through shows that it's already happening! Check out just a few of the people who have submitted a video singing Renaldo's original composition!

A beautiful version of the song:

If you remain unconvinced, Renaldo Lapuz has his own website! And traffic seems to be pouring in like crazy!

This is just another reminder of how powerful this show really is. Kinda creepy realization if you think about it :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

American Idol Season 7 does it again!

It's that time of the year where we can behold the talent of the American Idol contestants, or laugh out loud at their lack thereof. It's the time of the year where we see people make a fool of themselves, intentionally or not.

And thus far, this is one contestant not to be missed!
Let my people go!

It's amazing how this reality TV show has now hit season 7 but has barely scratched the surface of the crazy antics of the US of A! And I thought last season's Panther boy had taken the cake.

Of course, the question now is if AI still has a lot more new talent to showcase to us or if we are going to be watching a set of copycats from seasons 1 to 6. Only time will tell.

In the meantime, let's enjoy Simon Cowell's commentaries, the creepy half naked male contestants, scary glittery women, Star Wars fanatics, and the tone-deaf. Cheers!