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Aya Matsuura to co-host Disney Channel special

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Singer Aya Matsuura, 23, will co-host the "Everyone's a Star!" special when it airs on the Disney Channel on May 28.

Matsuura, who auditioned for the all-girl pop group Morning Musume in 2000, became a long-time member of Hello! Project - a Mickey Mouse Club-esque collective of young Japanese pop artists. She "graduated" from the group in March 2009. Like many Japanese pop idols, Matsuura has worked in a multitude of assignments ranging from solo work and collaborations with other idols, to hosting a radio talk show and acting.

When asked whether she had any fond memories of visiting Tokyo Disneyland, Matsuura replied, "Unfortunately, I've never been to Disneyland with a special someone. If I finally go on a date there, I'll let everyone know on my blog!"

Since 2006, Matsuura has suffered from mandibular joint disorder, a condition that often makes it painful for her to sing. Earlier this year, she announced that she will be taking a 2-3 year hiatus from touring.

Matsuura was joined at the promotional event by Papaya Suzuki who will co-host "Everyone's a Star!" and the pair performed a quick dance routine.

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I like how she's been 23 for at least five years.

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I like how she's been 23 for at least five years

Seems like the perfect spokesperson to represent a theme park where people never grow up (or old).

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Papaya Suzuki has lost some serious weight.

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If "everyone's a star", why are there only about six people on TV?

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If I finally go on a date there, I’ll let everyone know on my blog!

Hi everyone. Anyone? Hello? Went to Disneyland today with a guy twice my age. Stood in line for 90 minutes for a 90 second mini roller coaster and chatted about his wife in the meantime. I had such a good time. And it was free! As was the hotel. I'm so happy I could sing, but that would be painful for all of us. Wait, is anybody listening? Hello?

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@ TokyoRoughGuy

You have a bad memory.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/singer-aya-matsuura-to-appear-in-musical

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Matsuura

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Papaya is very original and unique.

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She was ueber-cute and spunky. I haven´t seen anything about her in a while... where has she been?

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When asked whether she had any fond memories of visiting Tokyo Disneyland, Matsuura replied, “Unfortunately, I’ve never been to Disneyland....

...but I will take your money, Disney!"

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Oh just cartoons thank God, I thought they were promoting Zach and Cody.

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she shd just quit the showbiz

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Their stripes clash.

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The blokes head looks 2 times to big for his body.

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"The blokes(sic) head looks 2 times to(sic) big for his body." So, you've not seen Suzuki during his 'afro' days, then?

I agree with LoveUSA -- Papaya is very talented and has his own sense of style.

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Wow. How much weight did Papaya Suzuki lose?

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About 10kg down on the body and minus another 5kg via the haircut. Nice suit!

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Poor Aya, whenever my jaw pops I FEEL for her! I miss her singing.

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