Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

Lee Sang Yeob and Hong Soo Hyun Give Love Away

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Source: Hancinema / MyDramaList

Media: Hancinema / MyDramaList

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @ 9:32 p.m. PST

 

Give Love Away” (2013)

Directed by Kim Nam-won

Written by Choi Hyeon-kyeong

Network : MBC

Synopsis
A drama about a family understanding each other and becoming a family.

Broadcast starting date in Korea : 2013/09

MORE NEWS ON KOREAN DRAMA GIVE LOVE AWAY:

Song Mi-Joo, is a young but sincere character. She’s a contracted employee at a bank but is always hard working. Jeong Jae-Min, is an immature looking character but a deep thinker. He thinks dearly of Song Mi-joo and although he doesn’t show it, he has a painful memory of his parents from when he was young.

 

  • Main Title: Give Love Away
  • Native title: 사랑해서 남주나
  • Also Known as: Salanghaeseo Namjuna

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
    TypeDrama
    NetworkMBC
  • Aired:September 28, 2013 to ?
  • Airs On:Saturday, Sunday

Cast

 

Zurich Opens A Sex Drive-In August 26, 40 Prostitutes Working, Open Daily

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Source: Yahoo Singapore

Media: YouTube swissinfovideos / YouTube NewsyWeirdStuff

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @4:23 p.m. PST

 

The Swiss city of Zurich on Thursday unveiled a sex drive-in which local authorities say will enable them to keep closer tabs on prostitution, a year after voters backed the plan.

Due to be opened officially in a ceremony on August 26, the nine so-called “sex boxes” are located in a former industrial zone in the west of the metropolis, Zurich city hall said in a statement.

The site will be open daily from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am, and only to drivers, who must be alone in their vehicle if they want to pass the gate.

Echoing a fast-food drive-in, they will have to follow a marked route along which up to 40 prostitutes will be stationed. Once they have negotiated a rate, they will drive to one of the nine car-wash style boxes to have sex.

The boxes will be equipped with alarms, allowing the prostitutes to make rapid contact with police if they are in danger.

With over 1.8 million people, the Zurich conurbation makes up almost a quarter of Switzerland’s population, and the city itself has long been home to a red-light district.

But with local residents fed up of prostitutes and clients plying the streets, notably along the riverside Sihlquai, the authorities decided to try to shift the sex trade from the city centre.

In addition, officials have said that they want to ensure the safety of prostitutes, stem trafficking by crime networks and reduce the role of the underground sex trade.

The sex-box plan was approved by Zurich’s voters in March 2012 — referendums from the local to the national level are the bedrock of Switzerland’s system of direct democracy.

Work on the new site cost 2.1 million Swiss francs (1.6 million euros, $2.2 million), below the voter-approved budget, while running costs are expected to be around 700,000 Swiss francs a year.

Zurich has spared no effort to encourage the prostitutes and their clients to leave the city centre and use the new site, making it as pleasant as possible, with grassy areas and decorative lights.

It will be marked clearly with signposts sporting a red umbrella, a well-known symbol for the sex trade notably in eastern Europe.

To avoid putting off clients, city authorities said they had no plans to install video surveillance or deploy police at the site permanently.

Social workers and security guards will be on hand, however.

The sex-box plan is just one of a series of measures in Zurich to deal with prostitution, which is legal in Switzerland.

Since January, prostitutes have been required to obtain a permit to ply their trade. To receive one, they must have a Swiss work permit and health insurance.

In addition, they must pay a tax of five Swiss francs per night of work.

Clients, meanwhile, can only seek sex in three designated areas of Zurich — the new sex-box site, a zone near a highway, and, for those on foot, in part of the old town district.

Zurich residents have voted in favour of building a series of drive-in “sex boxes” to allow prostitutes to conduct their business away from the city centre. These garage-like structures, which are already in use in some German cities, will be built in an industrial area of Altstetten. SFr2.4 million francs was approved for the construction work. (SF/swissinfo.ch)

Robin Thicke Files Lawsuit Over “Blurred Lines” Against Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”

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Source: USA Today By Korina Lopez

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @3:30 p.m. PST

 

Sometimes, the best defense is an offense.

At least that’s the strategy that Robin Thicke, T.I and Pharrell Williams seem to be taking with their summer pop hit Blurred Lines.

An attorney for Thicke and collaborators Williams and Clifford Harris Jr (aka T.I.) filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking a federal judge to determine that their song Blurred Lines does not copy elements from two older songs from Marvin Gaye and Funkadelic (George Clinton).

This comes after Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Records’ alleged claims against the singers that the song sounds remarkably similar to Gaye’s Got To Give Up,demanding financial compensation for copyright infringement.

“Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work,” the suit alleges.

Funkadelic, the George Clinton-led band that led the ’70s funk movement, has also allegedly claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Sexy Ways.

A copy of the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter reads:

“Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”

Nadine Coyle The First “Girls Aloud” Band Member To Become A Mother

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Source: London Evening Standard

Media: London Evening Standard

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @ 2:10 p.m PST

 

 

 

Nadine will be the first of her band mates to become a mother. “I am having a baby. Xx’, emblazoned across the image.

The Northern Irish star will become the first Girls Aloud singer to become a mother.

The band – with Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts – recently reunited for a 10-year celebration tour but split after their final concert in March.

The Northern Irish singer is thought to have got back together with her partner of three years, American footballer Jason Bell.

 

Girls together: Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding last year

IU (Kpop) Big September Comeback

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m PST

 

 

 

IU will finally be returning to the K-Pop scene this September!

Initially having planned for a July comeback, IU decided to delay her comeback because of her busy filming schedule for the drama “You’re the Best, Lee Sooshin.” Since the drama will be concluding on August 25, IU will soon have more time to focus on preparing for her new album, which is scheduled to be released sometime mid-September.

Although an exact comeback date and concept have not yet been released, IU recently revealed through her guest appearance on the TV show “Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook” that her new album is already nearing the end of the production process and that some of the album’s tracks were composed by her.

IU’s September comeback will mark the end of a sixteen month hiatus from her musical career; as a result, many fans are excited to know that the singer will soon be releasing some new music. IU’s last musical activity was the release of her single “Spring of a Twenty Year Old,” which was a special gift for the fans who have supported IU since her debut.

Are you excited for IU’s comeback?

Source: Korea Star Daily