Japanese Pop Star Minami Minegishi Shaves Her Head, Cries, After Getting Caught With Boy

  • The Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi (from the girl group AKB48) shaved her head and issued a public apology after she was caught by paparazzi leaving a boy’s house after a supposed hookup. Members of AKB48 are strictly not allowed to date or behave suggestively in public. She harshly berates herself in her apology, saying: “As [a] first-generation member of AKB48, the group that has formed in 2005, it’s my responsibility to always behave as a good role model to juniors. I deeply regret what I did this time. It was a thoughtless deed and I was completely lacking self-awareness as a senior member.” Um, this girl group sounds kind of like a cult. [The Gloss]
  • John Lutz (“Lutz”) and Scott Adsit (“Pete”) interview each other about the end of “30 Rock.” [NYMag.com]
  • Being Lady Gaga’s assistant sounds like the worst job in the world. [BlackBook Mag]
  • Five ways to fake like you know what you’re talking about at a Super Bowl party. Or admit you don’t care and just eat all the snacks. [Crushable]

  • Nicole Kidman has sworn off the Botox, can now move her face. [Huffington Post]
  • Selena Gomez has supposedly trashed all her momentos from Justin Bieber. An “insider” told Hollywood Life, “He’s a liar and treated her badly.” [PopCrush]
  • Hotel concierges dish on the shopping habits of the filthy rich. [Racked]
  • Imagine if “Downton Abbey” took place entirely on Facebook. Watch out, spoilers at the link! [Happy Place]
  • Having a quarter-life crisis? Here’s what 50 stars were doing when they were 25 years old. [Splitsider]
  • Here’s an unreleased track from M.I.A. called (of course) “Doobie.” [Pitchfork]
  • How Ron Jeremy became the greatest porn star of all time. [Slate]

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