On his latest trip to Japan, Michael Jackson (48) took over the Bic Camera electronics store in Tokyo’s downtown district of Yurakucho yesterday for two and a half hours. Staff formed a barricade around the store’s emergency exit, but Jackson sneaked in through the main entrance around 10:15pm. He and several children spent a couple of hours mostly in the toy section and left shortly before 1am. Even at that late hour, about 200 fans and curious onlookers were on hand to scream their love and surround his car. Sources say Jackson originally wanted to go to the chains Shibuya store but was refused. Jackson is expected to visit Tokyo Disneyland today and will be attending fan events on March 8 and 9.
• Respected actress Terajima Shinobu (34) recently married French creative art director Laurent Ghnassia, her management announced yesterday. The couple started dating after meeting through work in the autumn of 2005 and tied the knot on February 26. They are currently living together and plan to hold a wedding ceremony and reception in the near future. Ghnassia is the the former artistic director for fashion brand Agnes b.
• Actress Sakurai Atsuko (34) and TV Asahi producer Shimakawa Hiroatsu (35) are expecting their first baby. The couple married in May 2003 having met the previous year on the TV Asahi drama series “Omiya-san”. Meanwhile, Da Pump member Ken (27) is one step ahead, his wife having recently given birth to their first child. His management announced yesterday that his wife gave birth to a baby girl on January 26. They have named their daughter Kairi. The couple got married last July after a nine-year romance. And already on baby number four is talento Nakayama Hideyuki (39), whose wife, former Takarazuka top star Shiraki Ayaka (39), gave birth to their fourth son on March 2.