In 2004, it was publicized in the South Korean media that popular actress Choi Jin-Sil was being physically abused by her husband Cho Sung-Min. Consequently the Shinhan construction company sued her for not fulfilling her duties as a spokesperson. According to Shinhan, Choi Jin-Sil being beaten by her husband meant that she violated her contract by getting bad publicity. Back then the lower courts did the logical and humane thing by ruling in favor of Choi ... Read More

Blues Explosion, Yeah.

BY Laurie in Music Stuff |

I have it on very good authority that the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will be reuniting next Wednesday, 6/17 for a FREE concert as part of the Bicycle Film Festival . Bikes Rock is at South Street Seaport, Fulton and South Streets, Pier 17. If you've never seen Jon Spencer, Russel Simins and Judah Bauer rock out, you owe it to yourself to come on down, plus, it's FREE, yay! And if you dont know about these cats, get yourself schooled son! Concert starts at ... Read More
Toby Jones, Owner/Chef/Feet expert: 'As long as it's fry-able or edible, we're gonna make it delishid-able!'PS: Check Mr. Jones' other vid for Jones' Big Ass Truck and Rental Storage!  --Regina vid clips via youtube: 1, ... Read More

Patil Keeps Her Word

BY Web Intern in General |

When India's first female president,Pratibha Patil, was elected in 2007, she promised to work for women's empowerment and equality in government. Yesterday she followed through with her campaign rhetoric by announcing her National Mission on Empowerment of Women, which would reserve a third of the seats in the national and state legislatures for women, as well as half of the seats for local government. Right now only a third of the seats for village council are ... Read More
Adorable Australian band Howling Bells have been signed by Nettwerk Music Group. Although the rock 'n' roll group formed in Australia, they are based in the U.K. and the band consists of songstress Juanita Stein, her guitarist brother Joel Stein, bassist Brendan Picchio and drummer Glenn Moule. Along with the debut of their sophomore album 'Radio Wars' on July 28th, they are also touring with Coldplay for their North American tour in May and June. Their tour dates ... Read More