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  • North Korean officials executed ‘for watching South Korean TV soap operas’ in Kim Jong-un’s latest

    10/30/2014 7:44:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 29, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Ten senior members of North Korea’s ruling party have been executed after they were caught watching soap operas. The officials were killed on the order of dictator Kim Jong-Un, taking the number of senior government and military members executed this year to 50, South Korea's intelligence agency have said. The ten were ‘executed by firing squad for watching South Korean soap operas, bribery or womanising’.
  • Live free or sneeze? New Hampshire weighs ban on scents worn by state workers

    02/12/2012 4:17:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | February 12, 2012 |
    Less is more, according to New Hampshire lawmakers debating whether to ban the use of scented or fragrant soaps by state employees. Under House Bill 1444, state workers who interact with the public would be prohibited from wearing fragrances or scented products while on the job, MyFoxBoston reported. The reason for the proposed ban -- exposure to scented products can irritate or worsen symptoms for people with asthma or allergies. "The chemicals in some of these products can trigger the nasal congestion, sneezing and the runny nose," Dr. Stanley Fineman, an allergist with Emory University and the Atlanta Allergy and...
  • Discovery Renews ‘Deadliest Catch’; Late Captain Phil Harris’ Sons Josh & Jake On Board

    10/05/2010 1:03:07 AM PDT · by tlb · 16 replies
    TV By the Numbers ^ | October 4, 2010 | Robert Seidman
    F/V Cornelia Marie Sets Course for Discovery’s DEADLIEST CATCH Once Again – Boat skippered by late Captain Phil Harris returns w/ Josh and Jake Harris on board – October 4, 2010 (Silver Spring, Md.) Discovery Channel President and General Manager Clark Bunting announced F/V Cornelia Marie, the crab fishing vessel that late Captain Phil Harris called home, will return with deckhands Josh and Jake Harris to fish the icy Bering Sea as DEADLIEST CATCH begins filming its seventh season. “Our Dad made a tremendous connection with so many fans and it is such a fitting tribute to his life that...
  • CBS Turns Out ‘Guiding Light’

    04/01/2009 7:46:52 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 918+ views
    nytimes ^ | April 1, 2009
    CBS announced Wednesday the cancellation of the longest-running scripted program in broadcasting history, the soap opera “Guiding Light.” The show has been on radio and television for 72 years, beginning on NBC radio in 1937 and moving to CBS television in 1952.
  • 'General Hospital' Actress Kepler Dies

    02/04/2008 8:17:41 PM PST · by RDTF · 3 replies · 92+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Feb 4, 2008 | AP
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Actress Shell Kepler, who for years played the gossipy nurse Amy Vining on the TV soap opera "General Hospital," has died. She was 49. Kepler died Friday at Oregon Health & Science University hospital, which did not give the cause of death. Kepler's busybody character on "General Hospital" was a fan favorite and enjoyed a long run, 1979-2002. In addition to her run on "General Hospital," she was also in a 1982 Joan Collins film, "Homework," and a couple of episodes of the situation comedy "Three's Company." On the side, she was a businesswoman, marketing clothing...
  • Afghan clerics want to clean up TV by banning soaps

    01/11/2008 3:07:07 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 20 replies · 50+ views ^ | January 11, 2008 | Nick Meo
    With suicide bombers in the capital, spiralling opium production and half the country prey to Taleban guerrillas, Afghanistan's spiritual guardians have discovered a dangerous new peril: Indian soap operas. In an echo of the strict religious laws of the Taleban era, the Islamic Council of Scholars won the backing this week of a powerful government minister in its campaign to get dozens of wildly popular Bombay dramas off Afghanistan's television screens. The Minister of Information and Culture has written to television executives to threaten prosecution if they show footage that offends morality. He is particularly concerned about Indian soaps. His...
  • 'Guardian' may be banned in China

    10/18/2007 10:32:52 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Variety ^ | Sept 23, 2007 | CLIFFORD COONAN
    BEIJING--Chinese President Hu Jintao may be an avid viewer of South Korean sudsers, but different interpretations of Chinese history and Korea's founding myths may see the Korea's top skein banned from Chinese screens. Sheer popularity alone has not been enough to stop Korean Wave star Bae Yong-joon's $46 million skein "The Four Guardian Gods of the King" being blacklisted by state media watchdogs over its view of Chinese history. The mega-drama, also referred to as "Taewangsasingi," is by far the biggest TV show in Korean history and has drawn a one-in-five-plus household rating in Korea.But skein is now on China's...
  • Iranian Soap Star Swept up in Video Scandal (Porno Affair in the Mullah State)

    12/07/2006 10:00:39 AM PST · by doug from upland · 33 replies · 10,481+ views (from Spiegel Mag) ^ | 12-4-06 | Dieter Bednarz
    Iranian Soap Star Swept up in Video Scandal PORNO AFFAIR IN THE MULLAH STATE By Dieter Bednarz The woman in this home-made porn flick is said to be Iranian soap star Ebrahimi. A pornographic video is breaking all sales records in Iran. But it is also making a prominent TV star fear not just the end of her career, but also corporal punishment under the country's restrictive laws. Actress Sahra Amir Ebrahimi is familiar with the role of the bad girl - the fiery-eyed young woman based her career on it. Her screen persona, the beasty little character Sohre, is...