Lea Salonga talks about resuming dreams once pandemic is over

MANILA, Aug 27 (Mabuhay) — Broadway star and “The Voice” coach Lea Salonga released a new song about holding on to dreams and looking forward to once again pursuing them once the pandemic is over. Titled “Dream Again,” the single was a collaboration among Salonga, and composers Blair Bodine and Daniel Edmonds. “There was this […]

27.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, International Stars ·
Catriona Gray seeks P10M from tabloid over fake topless photos

Catriona Gray seeks P10M from tabloid over fake topless photos

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — Catriona Gray is demanding P10 million from a tabloid over its “false” allegations about her having nude photos. The former Miss Universe title-holder said local tabloid Bulgar caused “immeasurable damage” to her reputation by publishing an article with an alleged topless photo of hers. In the circulated demand letter, Gray […]

03.08.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, News, Philippine News ·

Pacquiao joins roster of PH Army advisers

MANILA, July 23 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine Army (PA) on Wednesday welcomed Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao as the newest member of its Multi-Sector Advisory Board (MSAB). The Filipino boxing icon, who is also an Army reserve colonel, took his oath and received his Army Transformation Roadmap pin via video teleconferencing in a ceremony led by […]

23.07.2020 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, News, Philippine News ·
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog to host joint dinner party series

Domestic goddess Martha Stewart has teamed up with rapper Snoop Dogg for a new unscripted cooking series, ordered by VH1. The show will see the unlikely duo join forces each week to host a dinner party with celebrity guests, in a bid to “exemplify America’s fascination with food, entertaining and celebrity,” according to Stewart (via Variety). […]

HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

Live Nation has partnered with HBO Global for a series of live “Game of Thrones” concerts in the US. The immersive “Game of Thrones” Live Concert Experience will feature live music and scenes from the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning show, with the series’ composer Ramin Djawadi at the helm of a full orchestra, choir and […]

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

Rooney’s Man Utd testimonial a Facebook first

The August 3 meeting between Manchester United and Everton, a testimonial for United forward and captain Wayne Rooney, will be broadcast live via Facebook. The occasion marks the first time that a match between two Premier League soccer teams has been livestreamed on the social media platform. Both facebook.com/manchesterunited andfacebook.com/waynerooney will carry the game, which kicks off at […]

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, more booked for Tony Bennett tribute

Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, more booked for Tony Bennett tribute

A televised tribute to American singer Tony Bennett is set to take place on December 20. Celebrating Tony Bennett’s 90th birthday on August 3, 2016, NBC’s TV broadcast tribute is to take place December 20. Among the stars booked to appear alongside the 19-time Grammy award winner himself are Stevie Wonder, Elton John, k.d. Lang, […]

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Ben Wheatley-helmed action thriller ‘Free Fire’ chosen to close the London Film Festival

Ben Wheatley-helmed action thriller ‘Free Fire’ chosen to close the London Film Festival

Ben Wheatley’s period action thriller “Free Fire” has been selected as the closing night gala film for the 60th BFI London Film Festival, with the occasion also marking the movie’s European debut. Set in late 1970s Boston, the film boasts Martin Scorsese as its executive producer, with an all-star cast, including Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, in addition […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

Renowned author J.K. Rowling has confirmed Harry Potter’s story will not continue, with the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” marking the end of the road for the character. The play, which opened to rave reviews over the weekend, is set 19 years after the franchise’s final novel, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

Ron Howard’s documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” will feature a half hour of footage from the band’s memorable Shea Stadium concert from 1965, reports Variety. The Shea Stadium concert was one of the first times a rock concert took place in a stadium setting. More than 55,000 people attended the […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

Renowned Filipino Designer Rocky Gathercole vsits ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata

AFI head praises designer for “Rock The Runway” fundraiser on July 28 in Avalon Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, CA  – A heartwarming lovefest ensued upon the recent visit of Rocky Gathercole, famed Filipino designer to the biggest music stars, to the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya (Family Service) Foundation, Inc. or ALKFI. The designer to celebrities like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer […]

20.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Happenings, International Stars, Local News ·
Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

At the tender age of 26, Taylor Swift is the world’s highest-paid celebrity, pulling in a whopping $170 million over the past year, Forbes magazine said Monday. The pop diva’s take from June 2015 to June 2016 is the highest total of her young career, the magazine said, more than doubling her previous record of […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Re-enter the dragon: Hong Kong’s movie new wave

Re-enter the dragon: Hong Kong’s movie new wave

Shoot the film you’ve always wanted on a shoestring budget or sell out and make a blockbuster? It is a dilemma Hong Kong directors frequently face as mainland China’s lucrative movie industry beckons. Now, with concerns growing about Beijing’s increasing influence on Hong Kong, some film-makers are defying commercial and political pressures to produce homegrown […]

11.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

Zayn Malik has teamed up with illustrator Mark Wilkinson, known for his work with Iron Maiden covers, on his latest fashion-forward merchandise collection. The former One Direction star has debuted his 23-piece collection of clothing to commemorate his first solo album “Mind Of Mine.” Featuring bold graphic t-shirts, hoodies and vests, some of which are […]

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Keira Knightley to front Chanel’s jewelry line

Keira Knightley to front Chanel’s jewelry line

British beauty Keira Knightley is the new face of Chanel’s jewelry line “Coco Crush.” The ad campaign, shot by celebrity photography Mario Testino, will be launched in the fall. Other models that have fronted the jewelry line include Sigrid Agren and Jac Jagaciak. Knightley is also the face of the luxury brand’s perfume “Coco Mademoiselle” […]

27.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined Snapchat and used the platform to announce her upcoming appearance on James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment. Michelle Obama will join the the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in one of his drives about town and in all likelihood show off her singing chops […]

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

‘For His Glory’: An evening of classical and contemporary music for a cause

by: Rey Andres The field is ripe for harvest but unfortunately there are not too many people to do the harvesting because the act of doing so requires a lot of sacrifice, commitment and dedication. It has always been that since centuries ago when Jesus walked the face of the earth when he told His […]

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Gwen Stefani has dropped a new video from her latest album which explores the pain of her divorce and her new relationship with current partner Blake Shelton. The latest video “Misery” from her March album “This is What the Truth Feels Like” features a stylized Stefani in a selection of couture dresses, an assortment of […]

02.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

Madonna came under fire late Sunday for her tribute to Prince during the Billboard Music Awards ceremony, which critics saw as too distant from the late artist himself. Wearing a shimmering lilac-colored suit, Madonna took to the Las Vegas stage at the end of the evening and sang “Nothing Compares 2 U” followed by “Purple […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Cannes Film Festival winners 2016

Here are the winners from the 2016 Cannes film festival, as chosen by a jury led by Australian director and “Mad Max” creator George Miller: Palme d’Or: “I, Daniel Blake” British Director Ken Loach won over the jury with his moving tale of a carpenter (Dave Johns) who suffers repeated humiliations as he seeks welfare […]

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN to examine the 90s in new documentary series

CNN has revealed it is adding “The Nineties” to its decades-apart documentary series. Following its recent series “The Sixties,” “The Seventies” and “The Eighties,” the channel will explore the major events of the last decade of the 20th century through an eight-part series, Variety reports. Issues such as the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and the development […]

18.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Cannes Film Festival 2016: week one highlights

Cannes Film Festival 2016: week one highlights

A rundown of key events during the first week of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday, May 11. Wednesday, May 11 – Opening Ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival hosted by Laurent Lafitte – Screening of “Café Society” by Woody Allen (Out of Competition – opening film) Thursday, May 12 – Screening of […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Margaret Thatcher assassination attempt to be made into a film

Margaret Thatcher assassination attempt to be made into a film

Filmmakers will be bringing the failed assassination attempt of Margaret Thatcher in 1984 to the big screen. Based on the book “High Dive” by Jonathan Lee, the film will recreate the IRA bombing of Thatcher’s Brighton hotel, the most audacious attack on a British government since the 1605 plot to blow up the British Parliament. […]

11.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

Virtual reality film of Anne Frank’s story confirmed

A virtual reality film which will take viewers inside Anne Frank’s secret annex has been confirmed reports The Hollywood Reporter. The possibly controversial new film, “Anne”, will tell the story of Anne’s experience inside the annex whilst hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The film’s technology will give viewers the chance to be “immersed […]

04.05.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Whitney Houston documentary in the pipeline, with Oscar-winning director to helm

Whitney Houston documentary in the pipeline, with Oscar-winning director to helm

A documentary on the life and career of deceased songstress Whitney Houston is in the works, with Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald at the helm, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The as-yet-untitled film has reportedly been dubbed “The Voice” by those close to the project, and would be the first film to be officially authorized by […]

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

Bradley mingles with fans, eats Pinoy food

By Abner Galino Former two-time WBO welterweight champion Timothy Ray “Tim” Bradley recently showed great adoration for Filipino fans, and as well as for Filipino food, despite a recent loss to boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. “The Filipino fans, they showed great love and respect. The Filipino community where I live, you know, they embraced me, […]

When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

When icons die, the outpouring of public grief can easily be written off as mass hysteria. There are snide terms for it. “Mourning sickness” describes supposedly ostentatious group grieving, while “grief porn” is used to describe the voyeuristic media coverage of that collective angst. But psychologists said Friday the emotional pain of “losing” a star […]

21.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Music ·
Beyonce unveils ‘Lemonade’ amid album speculation

Beyonce unveils ‘Lemonade’ amid album speculation

Pop superstar Beyonce on Saturday announced a televised project entitled “Lemonade” for next week, fueling speculation that she will release a “film-album.” Beyonce posted on Instagram a short video with the title “Lemonade” which it billed as a “world premiere event” to air on the cable network HBO on April 23. The rest of the […]

17.04.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Asia falls for S. Korean military romance

Millions across Asia will sit down this week for the finale of a hit South Korean drama series that has triggered relationship health warnings in China, a thumbs-up review from Thailand’s junta chief and a trans-regional passion for its two young stars. “Descendants of the Sun” tells the story of an army captain sent on […]

12.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

Former England football great David Beckham has taken a key step towards his goal of launching a Major League Soccer franchise by buying land for a stadium in Miami, one of his partners said Thursday. Beckham’s group of investors acquired land in the Overtown neighborhood northwest of downtown in the Florida city. “Big News: We’ve […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

Zayn Malik has released the tracklist for his upcoming album “Mind of Mine.” The former One Direction member released the tracks from his debut as a solo artist on Twitter. His first single “Pillowtalk” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album drops March 25. Here’s the final tracklist, with its creative spelling […]

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Film adaptation of ‘Downton Abbey’ possibility: producer

Film adaptation of ‘Downton Abbey’ possibility: producer

While the British period drama “Downton Abbey” may have come to an end, there’s already talk that the series could come back to life on the big screen. The final episode of the wildly popular series aired Sunday in the US, wrapping up the story lines of different members of the Crawley household after six […]

07.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Isabella Rossellini returns to Lancôme

Isabella Rossellini returns to Lancôme

Isabella Rossellini has landed a new role as the latest muse for the beauty house Lancôme. The Italian actress, director and style icon is teaming up with the French cosmetics brand on a mission to “spread the brand’s particular vision of femininity to the four corners of the earth”. The news marks the second act […]

JK Rowling working on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trilogy

JK Rowling working on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ trilogy

JK Rowling has confirmed on her Twitter account that she is working on a trilogy of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” films. The three films are a spin-off of her “Harry Potter” series. The “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” trilogy is set in New York City and takes place 70 years […]

03.03.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Bobbi Brown creates a laid-back ‘Malibu Nudes’ makeup collection for spring 2016

Bobbi Brown creates a laid-back ‘Malibu Nudes’ makeup collection for spring 2016

The American cosmetics firm is releasing a new “Malibu Nudes” spring makeup line, focusing on natural and neutral shades for a carefree, effortless look, like after a day in the California sun. The collection is due out this month. As the seasons go by, Bobbi Brown updates her makeup collections with new inspirations. After taking […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden of Westlife are set to join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife reports The Sun. The duo will tour the UK as Boyzlife later this year, and could see other members of Boyzone and Westlife joining them in the future, “We all had a chat, the lads. We said it […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

Adele has kicked off her first world tour in four years with a concert in Belfast that received overwhelmingly positive reviews despite the bestselling singer’s bout of pre-gig nerves. The show in Northern Ireland’s main city late on Monday was sold out months in advance and fans came from as far as Japan and South […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

The British music industry gathers for the annual Brit Awards on Wednesday, with performances by Adele, Rihanna, Coldplay and Justin Bieber and an all-star tribute to late rock star David Bowie. Pop superstar Adele is up for four awards, including in the best solo female artist category, in which soul singer Amy Winehouse is also […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

Transgender female model lands industry’s first magazine cover

After making fashion history to become the first transgender model to get a Vogue spread, Andreja Pejic now holds bragging rights to becoming the first transgender model to land a fashion magazine cover with Marie Claire Spain. Pejic graces the March cover of Marie Claire Spain, in a knit slip dress that shows off her […]

List of winners at 66th Berlin film festival

List of winners at 66th Berlin film festival

Here are the winners of the main prizes awarded Saturday at the 66th Berlin film festival: – Golden Bear for best film: “Fuocoammare” (Fire at Sea), Gianfranco Rosi, Italy/France – Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear: “Smrt u Sarajevu” (Death in Sarajevo), Danis Tanovic, Bosnia/France – Silver Bear for best director: Mia Hansen-Love for “L’avenir” (Things to Come), […]

22.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
The red lip makes a comeback at the BAFTAs

The red lip makes a comeback at the BAFTAs

If the BAFTA Awards on Sunday taught us anything, it is that the classic red lip is back on point. We have been seeing less of the red lip over the past few seasons, as softer pinks and rich browns came back into fashion. But as the stars at the 69th edition of the British […]

Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie

Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie

Lady Gaga is promising a technologically ambitious, “multisensory” David Bowie tribute at the Grammy Awards she hopes will befit the famously experimental rock legend. The music industry’s biggest night takes place Monday barely a month after the shocking death of Bowie, who over his half-century career became one of the most influential figures in pop […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Beckhams unite for Valentine’s Day NY fashion show

Beckhams unite for Valentine’s Day NY fashion show

Victoria Beckham sent a boyish yet fine-tailored feminine collection down the New York runway on Valentine’s Day, winning lavish praise and supported by her beaming husband and four children in the front row. Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour led fashionistas braving minus 12 degrees Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit) to scurry inside and warm up […]

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

(Relaxnews) – It has been confirmed that Taylor Swift will perform at this year’s Grammy awards, due to take place later this month. Swift joins a list of artists who have already been confirmed including Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd. Lamar is the artist with the most nominations this year, with 11 in total. Swift […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Asian Film Awards nominations rack up for ‘The Assassin,’ ‘Port of Call,’ ‘Mountains May Depart’

Asian Film Awards nominations rack up for ‘The Assassin,’ ‘Port of Call,’ ‘Mountains May Depart’

(Relaxnews) – Hou Hsaio Hsien’s first martial arts film “The Assassin” goes into the Asian Film Awards with nine nominations, including ones for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. Also favorably elevated by the selection process are Philip Yung’s crime thriller “Port of Call” (five nominations), Jia Zhangke drama “Mountains May Depart,” Guan Hu […]

03.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Brooklyn Beckham to shoot Burberry campaign

Brooklyn Beckham to shoot Burberry campaign

(Relaxnews) – Brooklyn Beckham has been taken on board by Burberry to shoot its next Brit fragrance campaign, reports Vogue. David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son Brooklyn made the announcement on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.  He said the shoot would take place on January 30 and be broadcast live on social media. Brooklyn’s brother […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

(New York-AFP) – Rock legend David Bowie asked for his ashes to be spread in Bali in a will submitted following his shocking death, a report said Friday. The New York Post, citing Bowie’s will which it said was filed in a Manhattan court, said that the British rock star wanted his ashes scattered in […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
New Chanel makeup collection inspired by Coco’s beloved pearls

New Chanel makeup collection inspired by Coco’s beloved pearls

(Relaxnews) – Chanel has added a new limited-edition collection to its “Le Blanc” makeup range for spring 2016. Inspired by the bright radiance of Coco Chanel’s beloved pearls, the “Les Sautoirs de Coco” collection will be available in selected regions from Chanel.com from the end of the month. This limited-edition collection is inspired by Gabrielle Chanel — […]

26.01.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

Miss Universe to push HIV awareness after crowning blunder

(Manila-AFP) – The new Miss Universe, back in the Philippines after an epic televised blunder surrounding her crowning, said Sunday she would use the attention the incident attracted to campaign for HIV awareness, especially in her home country. In front of an estimated one billion television viewers worldwide last December, pageant host Steve Harvey mistakenly […]

American superstar Zendaya to be new face of CoverGirl

American superstar Zendaya to be new face of CoverGirl

The 19 year-old singer, song writer and actress has announced the news via her Instagram account. American cosmetics brand CoverGirl has previously chosen stars like Queen Latifah, Janelle Monae and P!nk as brand ambassadors. In addition to being the new face of the brand, Zendaya will air her show’s (“K.C. Undercover”) finale this year while […]

Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

Japanese kabuki set to perform in glitzy Las Vegas

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Japan’s elaborate all-male kabuki theatre is heading to glitzy Las Vegas for a series of paid shows, organisers said Monday, in a bid to spread the classical Japanese art form to a global audience. Japanese film and theatre company Shochiku said it would present the “Japan Kabuki Festival” in May, including a […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

(Relaxnews) – Music publication NME has announced that Coldplay are to receive the Godlike Genius Award at the NME Awards 2016. The awards will be held next month on February 17, with the band confirming that they will not only pick up the award in person, but will also perform an exclusive set of their greatest […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

£150-ticket street party for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th

(London-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 90th birthday with a street party for 10,000 people outside Buckingham Palace, her grandson said Friday — although tickets will not come cheap at £150 ($215, 200 euros). Peter Phillips, the queen’s eldest grandchild and son of Princess Anne, is organising the Patron’s Lunch, which he said […]

17.01.2016 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, World News ·
Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

(New York-AFP) – David Bowie’s music has returned to stage after his death, with stars including Madonna and Elton John dedicating emotional tributes to the legend — by singing his songs. The British rock legend’s death on Sunday at age 69 after an undisclosed battle with cancer has triggered an outpouring of grief from fans […]

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

(London-AFP) – From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke and Aladdin Sane, David Bowie was rock’s definitive chameleon. A master of reinvention whose career spanned two generations, he dazzled millions with his taste for experiment, taking on everything from glam rock and soul to electronica and punk. He marked his 69th birthday by releasing […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
David Bowie: a look back at memorable live performances

David Bowie: a look back at memorable live performances

(Relaxnews) – After a career spanning over four decades, legendary British singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie passed away Sunday after an 18-month fight against cancer, aged 69. A selection of the star’s live performance highlights captured on video. A key moment in Bowie’s career came in 1972 with the album, “The Rise and Fall of […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Floyd Mayweather says “racism still exists in the sport of boxing” and he cited UFC champion Ronda Rousey’s name in an attempt to bolster his argument. Mayweather also mentioned unified WBA, IBF, WBC and IBO champ Gennady Golovkin and former Olympic gold medallist Andre Ward but added the problem isn’t […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has widened the social media gap with her nearest rival Justin Bieber, accumulating 80 million followers on Twitter. Already the most followed Twitter user, Perry recently passed the 80.3 million mark — about as many digital singles Perry has sold, notes Entertainment Weekly. Bieber is the next most followed celebrity on Twitter […]

07.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

Craig Strickland bandmates mourn country singer’s death in Facebook post

(Relaxnews) – Bandmates of country singer Craig Strickland, who was found dead Monday after disappearing more than a week ago, expressed their grief on the group’s Facebook page calling him “the most amazing person whose passion for life couldn’t be matched.” Strickland was reported missing on Dec. 26 after leaving for a duck hunting trip […]

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

“War and Peace” debuts with 6.3 million UK viewers

(Relax news) – The six-part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” made a strong debut in the UK, with 6.3 million tuning in to watch it on BBC One on Sunday, according to Deadline. The epic tale, produced in partnership with the BBC Cymru Wales, The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point, stars Lily James, […]

04.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Miss Colombia releases response on Miss Universe debacle

Miss Colombia releases response on Miss Universe debacle

(Relaxnews) – Miss Universe Colombia contestant Ariadna Gutierrez Arévalo has broken her silence via her official Instagram account, following Sunday night’s embarrassing fiasco at the the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. Gutierrez was awarded and then immediately stripped of the Miss Universe title, after host Steve Harvey mistakenly named her the winner, as a live television audience watched […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Japanese actress Maria Ozawa said she enjoyed doing her first movie in the Philippines.

Japanese actress Maria Ozawa said she enjoyed doing her first movie in the Philippines.

Ozawa is part of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Nilalang”, which also stars Cesar Montano and Meg Imperial. Comparing her experience in doing movies in the Philippines and Japan, she said: “Everything was new to me, totally different from Japan, from what I’ve experienced. And I love it here, [it’s] way better than Japan… […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

(Relaxnews) – Earlier reports (via Billboard) that the world’s most famous band are set to break their streaming boycott appear to be ringing true – The Beatles will finally be available on streaming music services, from this Thursday, December 24, 2015. Re/Code cited industry sources in reporting that the British band’s music will be available for download […]

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

Burberry campaign stars share their Christmas memories

(Relaxnews) – Burberry has unveiled a behind-the-scenes Christmas video as part of its festive campaign. “The Burberry Festive Film: Christmas with the cast” sees the brand’s campaign stars comedian and TV host James Corden, supermodel Naomi Campbell and actress Julie Walters talking about their favorite Christmas memories and sharing top tips for the perfect holiday. […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars, Videos ·
Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

(Relaxnews) – Make up brand Rimmel London is searching for the next big thing in beauty vlogging with a little help from singer Rita Ora. The contest is simple and open to anyone: if you think you have the right blend of personality and make up artistry, submit an entry via video or picture. However, […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Silent Night’: from village ditty to global Christmas hit

‘Silent Night’: from village ditty to global Christmas hit

(Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria-AFP) – When “Silent Night” was born in Austria almost 200 years ago, those present had little idea that the Christmas carol would one day be sung the world over, including this year by Miley Cyrus and some Swedish goats. Such though was the destiny of “Stille Nacht”, premiered to a modest […]

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Entertainment, Holidays, International Stars, Music ·
U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

(Paris-AFP) – U2 frontman Bono has written a song about the Paris attacks ahead of a defiant return to the French capital on Sunday that may also feature the Eagles of Death Metal whose show was targeted by the jihadists. The Irish rock band cancelled their shows in Paris earlier this month in the wake […]

05.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Barbra Streisand to direct biopic of Catherine the Great

Barbra Streisand to direct biopic of Catherine the Great

(Relaxnews) – Barbra Streisand is set to direct a biopic of Russian empress Catherine the Great, reports Hollywood Reporter. Known as one of history’s most powerful women, Catherine the Great ruled Russia between 1762 and 1796 after the assassination of her husband. Streisind’s film will focus on the younger Catherine’s marriage and her subsequent rise to […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Who is Toni Garrn, the new face of Elie Saab Le Parfum?

Who is Toni Garrn, the new face of Elie Saab Le Parfum?

(Relaxnews) – Ultra-sophisticated and very discreet despite her impressive CV, Toni Garrn, 23, has been chosen by the luxury house Elie Saab to replace Anja Rubik as the face of its signature perfume. This young German is well-loved and sought after by the very select luxury and couture worlds, but she is less well known […]

03.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Coldplay and Beyoncé collaborate on new track ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

Coldplay and Beyoncé collaborate on new track ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

(Relaxnews) – Coldplay have revealed a third track on their upcoming album, “A Head Full of Dreams”, which features US singer Beyoncé, reports NME. The band have collaborated with the singer on the track “Hymn for the Weekend,” which premiered on November 30 on BBC Radio 1, with DJ Annie Mac choosing it for her show as her […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Britain’s Prince Charles frets about future of French cheese

Britain’s Prince Charles frets about future of French cheese

(Paris-AFP) – Britain’s Prince Charles said Monday he feared for the very existence of traditional French cheeses as he received a prize in Paris for his long-term commitment to organic farming. Having spoken earlier at the opening of the key UN climate talks outside Paris, the heir to the throne was awarded the Francois Rabelais […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining, International Stars ·
Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

(Relaxnews) – South Korean pop star Psy has released another song, “Daddy”, which has gone viral within just a few hours of going online. Released on November 30, Psy’s “Daddy” music video has now generated over 12 million views. The crazy video sees Psy at different phases in his life, with his adult face digitally […]

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

(San Francisco-AFP) – Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday announced he had become a father — and pledged to give away his fortune to make the world a “better place” for baby daughter Max and others. In a letter to Max posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg and his wife said they were going to […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Online, Science & Technology ·
John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Stella Artois has announced the debut of their holiday campaign song, featuring John Legend singing alongside the sound of actual stars. As part of Stella Artois’s holiday campaign “Give Beautifully,” singer John Legend has written and recorded “Under the Stars,” which pays homage to the brand’s name — Stella — meaning “star” in Latin. […]

River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

(Relaxnews) – River Island’s next high-profile collaboration will be with London-based knitwear label Sibling, reports British Vogue. Sibling will be the next in a long list of celebrity and designer collaborations with the UK high street store on their Design Forum collection, with previous names including UK designer Katie Eary and US singer Rihanna. Sibling designer Cozette McCreery […]

The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

(Relaxnews) – Fashion from another galaxy was the talk of the industry in London last week with the star-studded event “Star Wars: Fashion Finds the Force” event. Ten British designers came together to create garments inspired by George Lucas’s famous space fantasy franchise ahead of the release of the movie “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” […]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

(Relaxnews) – British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stars in fashion brand Burberry’s latest campaign for the holiday season, and as part of its Burberry Festive Campaign, the brand has revealed a racy new shot of Huntington-Whiteley modeling a monogrammed Heritage Check Scarf. Other shots see Huntington-Whiteley starring with fellow ambassadors model Naomi Campbell and English musician […]

‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

(Rome-AFP) – The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new film, “Call Me Francesco”, which will have its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday. The film tells the story of the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from his youth to his […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Top models who grabbed the headlines in 2015

Top models who grabbed the headlines in 2015

(Relaxnews) – As 2015 comes to an end, it’s time to take stock of the models who’ve been big news this year. From Kendall Jenner to Gigi Hadid, here’s our list of the models who are currently at the top of the fashion world. Kendall Jenner, the star model If there’s one name to remember […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Taiwan’s Hou snatches Golden Horse best feature, best director titles

Taiwan’s Hou snatches Golden Horse best feature, best director titles

(Taipei-AFP) – Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien scooped top honours at this year’s Golden Horse film awards in Taipei Saturday, with his “Assassin” winning five gongs, building on his success at Cannes earlier this year. As expected, “The Assassin” grabbed the two most coveted prizes — best feature and best director awards — in a tense […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

(Relaxnews) – H&M has released several pictures from its Christmas print campaign, featuring singer Katy Perry. The print campaign, which sees Perry wearing multiple outfits from the Christmas collection, will be complemented by a full-length advertisement for cinemas, TV and online. It will make its worldwide debut on Monday, November 23 at hm.com/life. In the ad, […]

Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

Adele’s ‘Hello’ stays at the top of the charts for a second week

(Relaxnews) – British singer Adele continues to see success from her most recent single, “Hello,” as the new track remained at number 1 on the charts for a second week, reports Billboard. “Hello” is the first single to be released from Adele’s much-anticipated third album, “25,” which goes on sale November 20. The single got the […]

11.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

Watch: Justin Bieber’s surprise performance at BBC 1 Teen Awards

(Relaxnews) – Justin Bieber gave a surprise performance at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards over the weekend, reports Billboard. The Canadian pop singer performed “What Do You Mean,” “Where Are U Now” and “Boyfriend” to an enthusiastic crowd at London’s SSE Wembley Arena. The awards ceremony, which recognizes the achievements of young entertainers, featured performances […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

(Relaxnews) – Adele’s new single “Hello” has notched up a new record in her native UK, becoming the biggest number one track in three years. The song’s opening week saw it shift 333,000 copies, including 259,000 downloads and 7.32 million streams, Billboard reports, beating Justin Bieber’s record of 3.87million plays in one week with “What Do You […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
From Sports Illustrated to L’Oréal Paris: a look at Irina Shayk’s faultless rise to stardom

From Sports Illustrated to L’Oréal Paris: a look at Irina Shayk’s faultless rise to stardom

(Relaxnews) – The Russian model Irina Shayk officially became a L’Oréal Paris ambassador on October 28. This is a highly-coveted role which ranks her among the most influential top models in the world. Let’s take a look at Irina Shayk’s gradual but steady rise to the top. Irina Shayk did not experience the same meteoric […]

Ariana Grande is the new Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC

Ariana Grande is the new Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC

(Relaxnews) – Ariana Grande is the new 2016 Viva Glam spokesperson for MAC Cosmetics. The pop star announced the news herself on the live video streaming service Periscope, where she provided a preview of the new colors: a dark plum lipstick “to represent the bad girl in you,” and a light pink lipgloss “to represent the […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

David Beckham to play 7 games in 7 continents in BBC documentary

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham will star in an upcoming documentary for BBC1 in which he plays seven soccer matches in all seven continents, it has been announced by the BBC. To showcase soccer’s global appeal, international celebrity, model and ex-England captain David Beckham will star in a one-off documentary entitled “Beckham: For The Love Of The Game”. He […]

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

(Relaxnews) – The American Music Awards announced on Tuesday, October 27 that One Direction will be performing their single “Perfect” live during the event. The AMAs 2015 will be One Direction’s third performance at the event, but the first as a four-piece, following the departure of member Zayn Malik in March. The boy band will be performing […]

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

(Milan-AFP) – Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners Sunday for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show with a heavy dose of Justin Bieber. In a field that included superstar Taylor Swift, who had the most nominations of the night, the Seattle-based duo won for Best Video […]

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Elton John announces new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

Elton John announces new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

(Relaxnews) – Elton John’s 33rd studio album, “Wonderful Crazy Night,” will be released on February 5, it was announced Thursday. Co-produced by John and T-Bone Burnett, the 10-track LP will be joined by two bonus tracks for a Deluxe edition and by four additional tracks for the Super Deluxe edition, which will also include a […]

22.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

(Paris-AFP) – A public appeal by Celine Dion for new songs for her next album in French has been met with a flood of offered tunes, according to a former Canadian media boss close to the singer’s manager. Around 4,000 songs were sent to Dion’s website and management company by the October 5 deadline, Charles […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
China billionaires overtake US: survey

China billionaires overtake US: survey

(Shanghai, China-AFP) – The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, despite slowing growth in the world’s second-largest economy. Communist-ruled China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
British Fashion Awards: the nominees are revealed

British Fashion Awards: the nominees are revealed

(Relaxnews) – The nominees for the 2015 British Fashion Awards have been announced. J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham have been put forward for the womenswear category while Tom Ford, E. Tautz and J.W. Anderson find themselves up for the menswear award. Designers including Charlotte Olympia and Sophia Webster are competing in the accessories […]

17.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Who will play the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no longer a secret

Who will play the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no longer a secret

(Relaxnews) – Rihanna is set to be one of the main attractions at this year’s catwalk spectacle, which will be beamed around the world on December 8. Alongside the fashion brand’s 16-strong group of Angels, the singer will have support from Selena Gomez and The Weeknd who were both confirmed on Tuesday. The Victoria’s Secret […]

‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

‘Ronaldo’ documentary available worldwide on November 10

(Relaxnews) – Just 24 hours after its world premiere in London, the feature about the life of Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s greatest living footballers, will be available to own on DVD and in digital formats in 75 countries. The documentary, made by the people behind critical and commercial hits “Senna” and “Amy” took […]

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

(Washington-AFP) – Michelle Obama has revealed musical tastes that include Beyonce and past greats such as Billie Holiday as she released a first playlist on streaming service Spotify. Following a separate playlist by her husband, the US first lady released her own on Sunday for the International Day of the Girl, part of a UN […]

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Instagram reveals top five accounts

Instagram reveals top five accounts

(Relaxnews) – Just 5 million followers separate the top five accounts on Instagram, with Taylor Swift followed by 10% of the photo-sharing platform’s user base. Until now, Facebook-owned Instagram has typically shyed away from any sort of network-wide account ranking, with third party sites like SocialBlade plugging the information gap. Musician and pop culture icon […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

(Relaxnews) – The video for the James Bond theme song by Sam Smith has been released, revealing the more intimate moments from the upcoming “Spectre” film. In “Writing’s on the Wall,” there is a conspicuous absence of high-impact action scenes and car chases. Instead, the Luke Monaghan-directed video features the singer, along with clips of […]

John Lennon at 75: Central Park hosting record-breaking peace sign

John Lennon at 75: Central Park hosting record-breaking peace sign

(Relaxnews) – October 9 marks what would have been the 75th birthday of John Lennon, whose musical legacy as a Beatle and a solo artist is being celebrated in New York, Los Angeles and around the world. Lennon was born in 1940 in Liverpool and rose to fame as co-founder of the Beatles. In 1970, […]

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

SCAD FASH opens this weekend with Oscar de la Renta show

(Relaxnews) – A major new US fashion museum is getting ready for its grand opening in Atlanta, with an exhibition devoted to Oscar de la Renta set to inaugurate the space. The Oscar de la Renta brand and SCAD — the Savannah College of Art and Design — actually have something of a history, as […]

Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

(New York-AFP) – It can’t be easy to be the kid sister of the King of Pop, but Janet Jackson pulled it off in the 1980s as she became a music legend in her own right. On her first studio album since Michael Jackson died in 2009, Janet channels him more than ever before, with […]

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

(Relaxnews) – A reworked version of Nile Rogers’ ‘I Want Your Love’ stars lady Gaga, Rogers himself and the Tom Ford fashion label’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection Conceived as a unique way of launching the fashion designer’s new campaign, the video sees the singer sharing a catwalk with models The video, excitement about which has been building […]

Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

Paris Fashion Week: models to follow on Instagram

(Relaxnews) – With Fashion Week kicking off September 29 in Paris, many fashionistas have been trying to score invites to the shows on the official calendar. There won’t be any regrets for the rebuffed though as these days the shows can almost all be followed live on social media networks thanks to the models seated […]

01.10.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Lifestyle, Photos ·
Samsung to cut its video service

Samsung to cut its video service

(Relaxnews) – The Milk Video app will be fading to black in November, just one year after going live. The video streaming service, which went live on November 19, 2014, offers a mix of music videos, film clips and specially created and curated content. It had even managed to attract the likes of Vice Media […]

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

(Relaxnews) – Australian singer Sia has revealed her newest track, “Alive,” whih will have a spot on her upcoming album. The LP, “This is Acting,” will comprise songs Sia originally wrote for other artists, and “Alive” was written with British singer Adele in mind. “Alive” is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Marc Jacobs crown NY fashion with cinematic display

Marc Jacobs crown NY fashion with cinematic display

(New York-AFP) – Showman Marc Jacobs brought New York’s spring/summer fashion week to a sumptuous close with a stunning catwalk display of Americana and 1940s glamour down the red carpet and through a fabled movie theater. The indoor-outdoor show allowed the public and fans to jostle with photographers for a glimpse of the decadent-looking models […]

19.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

Chefs David Chang and Danny Bowien collaborate on new dishes

(Relaxnews) – Two of New York’s most popular maestros of Asian-American eats, David Chang and Danny Bowien, have teamed up to create culinary mash-ups of their signature dishes. If the pair were to have a culinary love child, they surmised, it would have Chang’s Fuku chicken fingers, and Bowien’s spicy chili sauce. Which is how […]

Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

(New York-AFP) – Sunidhi Chauhan, a leading singer in Indian cinema, was announced Wednesday as a new performer for next week’s major anti-poverty concert in New York. The Global Citizen Festival, which hopes to spur activism to fight extreme poverty, has already announced Western superstars Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran as headlining acts. […]

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Victoria Beckham would love to dress Hillary Clinton

Victoria Beckham would love to dress Hillary Clinton

(New York-AFP) – Victoria Beckham sent a high-energy collection of print and color inspired by urban surf down the New York runway Sunday and said she would love to dress Hillary Clinton. The mother of four, wife of retired football legend David Beckham and former Spice Girl, has cemented her place in the fashion industry […]

14.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
New York kicks off 2016 fashion merry-go-round

New York kicks off 2016 fashion merry-go-round

(New York, AFP) – The twice-yearly style orgy that is New York Fashion Week kicks off Thursday when the booted and suited may have to sidestep thunderstorms to catch sight of collections for spring-summer 2016. Hollywood stars, buyers and fashion editors from across the planet descend on Gotham to admire the most coveted talent in […]

12.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

Clip of upcoming documentary on ballet’s “Bad Boy” revealed

(Relaxnews) – A clip from the documentary “Dancer” about Ukrainian Sergei Polunin, known as the “bad boy of ballet,” is now available. Polunin has been described in the media as the “James Dean of the ballet world,” according to Variety, who spotted the story and clip. Oscar-nomine producer Gabrielle Tana met Polunin in 2012 just after he […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online ·
Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in figures

Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in figures

(London, Sept 7, 2015 (AFP)-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II will on Wednesday pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria. Here are some figures about her reign, which has lasted more than 63 years: – 33,446,430 minutes or 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes is the amount of time the queen will […]

07.09.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, World News ·
Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

World-class U.K-based mainstream acts confirmed to join Europe’s biggest Filipino event on September 6, 2015 at The SSE Arena Wembley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM   – “It just keeps getting bigger.” This was the enthusiastic statement of ABS-CBN Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Kai V. Rodriguez when she shared the big news that major stars from […]

Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

Follow President Barack Obama on Instagram as he takes selfies on Alaskan tour

(Relaxnews) – President Barack Obama has taken over the White House Instagram account, taking photos and selfies of his Alaskan tour. And aside from a stray finger blocking the frame of a selfie taken with survivalist and reality show host Bear Grylls, the photos aren’t half bad. “Hey everyone, it’s Barack,” he wrote on his […]

US President Obama to appear on ‘Bear Grylls’ episode

US President Obama to appear on ‘Bear Grylls’ episode

(Relaxnews) – Barack Obama is to feature on a special episode of US TV show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” set to air this year. EW reports that Obama will meet Grylls in Alaska to observe the effects of climate change, later meeting up with the reality TV star in the Alaskan Wilderness to receive a […]

New York Fashion Week: program of runway shows

New York Fashion Week: program of runway shows

(Relaxnews) – Every season, the fashion week season starts off in the Big Apple, with the first round of ready-to-wear shows for the Spring/Summer collections to come. Nicholas K. will open the ball on September 10 and Calvin Klein will wrap up the New York festivities on September 17. Thursday, September 10, 2015 09:00am – Nicholas K. […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

(Relaxnews) – US pop star Katy Perry is offering her fans another chance to experience her Prismatic World Tour, with a concert film set to launch on October 30 in DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats. “The Prismatic World Tour Live” will spotlight the ongoing tour, whose concerts are presented in seven thematic acts, complete with […]

31.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage

Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage

(Relaxnews) – After a year-long break, Celine Dion returned to the stage in Las Vegas Thursday. Dion opened a new show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, after putting her career on hold last summer to take care of her ailing husband Rene Angelil who underwent surgery for throat cancer. New updates to the show […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
U2 drops new video that expires in 24 hours

U2 drops new video that expires in 24 hours

(Relaxnews) – U2 has dropped a new music video for their latest single which will be streamed online for just 24 hours. Fans have until 4 pm GMT (11 am EST), Friday, Aug. 28 to watch the video for “Song For Someone” from their album ‘Songs of Innocence,’ which was posted on Facebook Thursday. Directed […]

28.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nick Jonas named as Miss America Music Curator

Nick Jonas named as Miss America Music Curator

(Relaxnews) – The Jonas brother will be choosing the music for the Miss America Pageant 2015. Having just released a new single, “Levels”, Nick Jonas has another reason to celebrate this month: he has been selected to be the Music Curator for this year’s Miss America beauty pageant. On his Twitter feed, he invited fans […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

(Relaxnews) – On August 25, BBC Radio One announced their plans for 30 Live Lounge performances in 30 days, including new acts and some of the industry’s most established names. The popular Live Lounge feature on BBC Radio One will be running daily throughout September, it was announced Tuesday. From Tuesday, September 1 to Wednesday, […]

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

(Relaxnews) – Country star Carrie Underwood has announced her latest single, ahead of her fifth studio album, set to drop on October 23. The album, titled “Storyteller,” will be the singer’s latest offering since her 2012 compilation, “Blown Away.” Underwood, who spilled the beans during a Facebook Q&A, said the song (via Billboard) “is one of […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
David Beckham to star in new Belstaff film, produced by Liv Tyler

David Beckham to star in new Belstaff film, produced by Liv Tyler

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has teamed up with his old friends at Belstaff, and this time the star is taking center stage. The former football champion appears in “Outlaws,” a short surrealist film for the British fashion house shot on location in Mexico, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Produced by Hollywood actress Liv Tyler and starring Harvey […]

One Direction to disband next year: report

One Direction to disband next year: report

(Relaxnews) – Small hearts the world over are breaking in a collective cry of dismay following reports that boy band One Direction will be breaking up come spring. According to British tabloid The Sun, the group will be disbanding in March for “at least a year.” After a five-year run and the departure of Zayn Malik, […]

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Red) charity secures partnership with Fresh Beauty for new lip treatment

(Relaxnews) – Bono and Bobby Shriver’s AIDS charity (Red) is teaming up with luxury cosmetics company Fresh Beauty on a new collaboration. The beauty brand has revamped its signature Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, which normally retails for $22.50, to create a limited-edition Red version, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). The Suga(Red) Lip Treatment SPF […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

Basketball: Adidas sign James Harden to ‘$200 million deal’

(Frankfurt, Germany-AFP) – German sports giant Adidas on Thursday agreed a sponsorship deal with NBA superstar James Harden which was reported to be worth $200 million in a major blow to heavyweight rivals Nike. The contract for the 25-year-old Houston Rockets star takes effect from October 1 and is understood to span 13 years. Adidas […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

(Washington-AFP) – US President Barack Obama has lifted any remaining secrecy on his musical tastes, revealing that his favorite artists tend to be classics, are sometimes his political supporters and are overwhelmingly American. Obama, on vacation in the upscale resort of Martha’s Vineyard, shared his current listening habits by releasing two playlists on Spotify, the […]

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

Food Network star Katie Lee shares her BLT Ranch burger recipe

(Relaxnews) – You could call Katie Lee the younger version of Ina Garten, with her shingled, beach house in the Hamptons, love of all things French, and penchant for throwing easy, breezy summer soirees in her elegant garden. This summer Lee shares some of the recipes that make recurring appearances in her kitchen and backyard patio […]

Robin Thicke drops Nicki Minaj track and addresses rumor mill on Twitter

Robin Thicke drops Nicki Minaj track and addresses rumor mill on Twitter

(Relaxnews) – Robin Thicke has dropped his latest single, featuring Nicki Minaj. In a single Twitter post, Thicke put to rest the rumor mill, quieting claims that he’s engaged to his 20-year-old girlfriend April Love Geary, and announced his latest track “Back Together.” “Not engaged, but I do propose that you check out my new […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Amber Le Bon revealed as the new Redken ambassador

Amber Le Bon revealed as the new Redken ambassador

(Relaxnews) – Amber Le Bon has been signed up as the new muse for haircare brand Redken. The British model has already worked with the company in the past on its Bronde Sombre Haircolor, but will now broaden her influence within the company, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) reports. “I love having healthy-looking hair, but I […]

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Hugo Boss reinvents seduction with “Boss The Scent”

Hugo Boss reinvents seduction with “Boss The Scent”

(Relaxnews) – Hugo Boss has unveiled its latest masculine fragrance, “Boss The Scent,” revealing a new side of the Boss man. This new olfactory creation will hit shelves on August 31. Drawing inspiration from the desires of women, the new Boss seducer takes his time. More mature, he remains passionate but has become more refined, […]

02.08.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
U2 concert tour special and documentary to hit HBO

U2 concert tour special and documentary to hit HBO

(Relaxnews) – A behind-the-scenes documentary about the illustrious music group and concert special are in the works. The documentary airs November 7 and allows fans to follow the band offstage as their current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour unfolds, Variety reports. Interviews with Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are on the docket. […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Grevin’s first Asian museum waxes lyrical over K-pop

Grevin’s first Asian museum waxes lyrical over K-pop

(Seoul, South Korea-AFP) – Psy, Paris Hilton and Queen Elizabeth II all made it, but South Korean President Park Geun-Hye turned down her chance of immortality in the first Asian outpost of France’s famous waxwork museum, Musee Grevin, that opened in Seoul Thursday. The new museum’s focus is firmly on the world of entertainment and, […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Old friends reunite for Chloé’s new Fall / Winter 15 campaign

Old friends reunite for Chloé’s new Fall / Winter 15 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Chloé is celebrating friendship this autumn with its new Fall-Winter 2015 campaign. The French fashion house is paying homage to its heritage with the campaign, referencing the time in 1952 when founder Gaby Aghion borrowed her friend’s name to launch the brand. Starring friends and colleagues the Polish model Anja Rubik and German […]

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

It seems international composer and producer David Foster is indeed keeping his promise to “Asia’s Got Talent” contestant Gerphil Flores. During her stint on “Asia’s Got Talent,” Foster promised Flores, who finished third, “global fame.” “I promise you, I promise you, the world is going to know about you. That’s a promise,” Foster, who mentored […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Obama puts Kilimanjaro, safari and beach on post-presidency bucket list

Obama puts Kilimanjaro, safari and beach on post-presidency bucket list

(Nairobi-AFP) – US President Barack Obama said Sunday that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, a safari in the Masai Mara and a beach holiday in Lamu were all on his bucket list for after his presidency. “I know that there are places in this beautiful nation that I haven’t discovered, so I am gonna make sure when […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Introducing summer’s hottest hair trend: what you need to know about Colombré

Introducing summer’s hottest hair trend: what you need to know about Colombré

(Relaxnews) – Ombré hair is without a doubt one of the huge hair trends of the past few years, but now it’s time to shake things up a bit. So without further ado allow us to introduce you to the next big thing for summer 2015: colombré. Using the same technique as ombré hairstyles but […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

(Relaxnews) – Eyewear brand Revo has announced that U2 frontman Bono has designed a capsule collection for the brand that will launch in the fall. Bono, who was diagnosed with glaucoma 20 years ago, is partnering with the brand on an initiative called “Buy Vision, Give Sight,” intended to improve access to eyecare in under-resourced […]

Hot new scents from Rihanna and Pitbull announced for fall

Hot new scents from Rihanna and Pitbull announced for fall

(Relaxnews) – Rihanna, Pitbull and Sofia Vergara are just some of the stars set to launch new fragrances with Parlux this fall. The perfume distributer has a host of famous faces in its portfolio, and will be capitalizing on the new season to introduce a range of new creations, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Among […]

25.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Katy Perry takes to Twitter to launch new fragrance ‘Mad Potion’

Katy Perry takes to Twitter to launch new fragrance ‘Mad Potion’

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has announced the official launch of her latest fragrance “Mad Potion” on Twitter. The pop star has re-tweeted a message from her pop-up store’s account @katyperrypopup to her 72.9 million followers, announcing that the perfume can now be bought online by US customers. The $29.99 scent can even be purchased directly […]

24.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Candice Swanepoel set to be the new ambassador for Biotherm

Candice Swanepoel set to be the new ambassador for Biotherm

Relaxnews) – South African model Candice Swanepoel has been announced as the new ambassador for French skincare brand Biotherm. The Victoria’s Secret Angel will appear in European and Asian campaigns for the L’Oréal-owned brand, reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). She will kick off the collaboration by starring in the group’s summer 2015 “Blue Therapy” campaign, […]

22.07.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
US remake in the works for Irish comedy ‘The Stag’

US remake in the works for Irish comedy ‘The Stag’

(Relaxnews) – The 2013 film “The Stag,” titled “Bachelor Weekend” in North America, is to inspire a new film after Warner Bros. acquired remake rights. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the remake will be executive produced by two of the original film’s producers. Premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival as “The Stag” and later renamed […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

(Relaxnews) – US pop star Miley Cyrus has announced she’ll be hosting this year’s MTV VMAs, set to air live on August 30. Cyrus announced the news via Instagram in two side-by-side images reading “MTV won’t let me perform” “so I’m hosting this year’s VMAs.” MTV later confirmed the news. Cyrus won the award for Video of the […]

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

‘The Kitchen’ star Katie Lee shares her tips for easy summer entertaining

(Relaxnews) – When Katie Lee describes her idea of summer entertaining, she conjures up long, languid days in the Hamptons and simple but elegant dinner parties that turn peaches into table centerpieces and humble ingredients into stars. It’s a charmed life she leads. Lee, 33, co-host of The Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” lives in the […]

Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has bagged herself another major fashion campaign — this time as the festive face of H&M. The US pop star has been revealed as the star of the store’s 2015 holiday campaign and is set to feature in a global TV and print ad series which the brand promises will be […]

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke among acts announced at Pathway to Paris

Patti Smith and Thom Yorke among acts announced at Pathway to Paris

(Relaxnews) – Pathway to Paris will host an evening of music and talks on December 4 at Paris’s Le Trianon, in the lead up to the UN Climate Change Conference, according to its website. The event, which comes on the heels of Pathway to Paris’s 2014 concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York, will feature […]

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, International Stars, Music ·
Tearful prayers as Manny Pacquiao visits death row Filipina

Tearful prayers as Manny Pacquiao visits death row Filipina

Yogyakarta, Indonesia (AFP)   – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao visited a Filipina on death row in Indonesia on Friday, with the convict breaking down in tears as she prayed behind bars with the Philippine sporting hero. Mary Jane Veloso was sentenced to death in Indonesia after being arrested in 2009 with 2.6 kilograms (5.7 pounds) […]

13.07.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
First official Princess Charlotte Christening pictures published

First official Princess Charlotte Christening pictures published

(Relaxnews) – Kensington Palace has released four images to the press shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino. The images, taken immediately after the ceremony at Sandringham estate on July 5, show Princess Charlotte with her parents and elder brighter Prince George as well as a group shot featuring the Queen and Prince Phillip. Mario Testino […]

10.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars ·
Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

Football: Superstar Ronaldo meets near-nude clone in Tokyo

(Tokyo, Japan-AFP) – Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with a scantily clad life-size double on Wednesday when Japanese scientists unveiled a “cyber clone” of the Portuguese pin-up. The 30-year-old, who was in Tokyo to promote an electric muscle stimulator for sculpting a washboard stomach, gave the thumbs-up to the doppelganger with […]

Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

Elodie Yung to star in Netflix series ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’

(Relaxnews) – In the second major casting announcement in one month for “Marvel’s Daredevil,” Elodie Yung is to play Elektra. It’s for season two of the series, which is to release on Netflix in 2016, according to Deadline Hollywood. Yung’s resume includes “GI Joe: Retaliation,” and “District 13” and “Ultimatum.” As a castmember of “Marvel’s Daredevil” […]

08.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘A Year in Books’ hits halfway point

Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘A Year in Books’ hits halfway point

(Relaxnews) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg started his book club back in January, setting out to read a book every two weeks and inviting others to do the same. This week he revealed the club’s latest title — while admitting that his initial goal may have been a lofty one. Zuckerberg announced his plans via Facebook on […]

03.07.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
Reelz buys rights to Miss USA Pageant

Reelz buys rights to Miss USA Pageant

(Relaxnews) – After being dropped by NBC, the Miss USA pageant has been picked up by Reelz. Following NBC’s decision to end its relationship with the Miss USA Pageant (and Miss Universe Pageant) after Donald Trump’s controversial comments in June, Reelz network has decided to broadcast the event. In an announcement published on July 2, […]

President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

President Barack Obama says peas in guacamole not a good idea

(Relaxnews) – A New York Times tweet for a guacamole recipe made with peas has succeeded in sparking a Twitter outcry, with the Republican Party of Texas calling it tantamount to a declaration of war on their state, and even provoking President Barack Obama to weigh in on the discussion. “Add green peas to your […]

‘Downton Abbey’ costume tour rolls on in North America

‘Downton Abbey’ costume tour rolls on in North America

(Relaxnews) – The next stop on a ‘Downton Abbey’ costume exhibit tour will be Chicago. As part of their North American tour, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,” will make its next stop in Chicago between February and May of next year. More than 35 costumes worn on the series will be on display, […]

Stage production of Harry Potter to open in London next year

Stage production of Harry Potter to open in London next year

(Relaxnews) – Fresh details have emerged on the stage-version of Harry Potter, including the name, venue, and opening date. In addition to the Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” due to hit theaters in 2016, J.K. Rowling has also been working on a stage adaptation of the series which now has […]

26.06.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

(Relaxnews) – One Direction fans have been left delighted at the news that the group is set to launch a new fragrance. The band announced the news that they have been working on their fourth scent, “Between Us,” by revealing a hilarious campaign video that has “Directioners” going wild. The tongue-in-cheek film sees the foursome […]

A look back at the career of Isabeli Fontana, new face of La Perla and L’Oréal Paris

A look back at the career of Isabeli Fontana, new face of La Perla and L’Oréal Paris

(Relaxnews) – At nearly 32 years old, the Brazilian supermodel looks set to become a household name, joining the prestigious team of L’Oréal Paris brand ambassadors, guaranteeing herself prime visibility in the world of beauty, as well as starring alongside Natasha Poly and Liu Wen in the Fall/Winter campaign of Italian lingerie label La Perla, […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle ·
K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

(Relaxnews) – One of K-pop’s most successful crossover bands Wonder Girls is staging a comeback, this time with one less member. After a three-year hiatus, record label JYP Entertainment said the group have already filmed a new music video to promote their new album, reports Billboard. The group lost lead vocalist Sunye, who married her […]

25.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

(New York-AFP) – Taylor Swift may be best known for bubble-gum pop anthems loved by teenage girls, but at 25 she has shown herself to be a formidable force in the business world, as Apple found out. Apple, a $750 billion tech leader that is rarely described as laid-back in its commercial strategies, quickly did […]

Actors Matt Bomer, Chen Kun and Dan Stevens star in the new Armani campaign

Actors Matt Bomer, Chen Kun and Dan Stevens star in the new Armani campaign

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has turned to three famous international actors, photographed by John Balsom in New York, to bring to life its Made to Measure luxury division. Once again this season, the “Made to Measure” campaign highlights the link between the Girorgio Armani brand and show business, specifically the world of television. […]

Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers

Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME; Coming to the southland from July 9 – Aug 2 Prepare to be astonished and amazed by some of the coolest acts ever as Ringling Bros. goes to new extremes with the all-new energetic circus production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME.  Guided […]

24.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, International Stars ·
Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

(Relaxnews) – Just hours after musician Taylor Swift spoke out against Apple for withholding royalties to artists during its three-month free-trial period, the tech giant backed down and has announced they will be reversing their initial position. On Sunday, Swift released a letter penned to Apple calling their initial policy “shocking” and “disappointing.” She also […]

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry has been tweeting up a storm by releasing the hot new images from her Moschino Autumn/Winter 2015/16 campaign on her account. The US popstar has taken to social media to tease fans with six new visuals, which see her rocking a punked-up look for the Italian fashion house. Styled by Moschino’s […]

Pantsuit tee, anyone? 2016 campaigns hawk more than buttons

Pantsuit tee, anyone? 2016 campaigns hawk more than buttons

(Washington-AFP) – The 2016 race has boiled down to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton versus Republican rebel Rand Paul — in the battle for best and quirkiest campaign merchandise, that is. The White House contest remains anyone’s guess, but 17 months ahead of the election, Clinton and Paul are winning the swag stakes, merging Americans’ zen […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, U.S. News ·
Carrie Underwood comes out on top at the 2015 CMT Awards

Carrie Underwood comes out on top at the 2015 CMT Awards

(Relaxnews) – Country singer Carrie Underwood cleaned up at the CMT Awards on Wednesday night. The musician scooped up three prizes in total, including “Female video of the year” and “Video of the year” for her hit “Something in the Water”. She also took home the gong for “Collaborative video of the year” for her […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cristiano Ronaldo documentary in the making

Cristiano Ronaldo documentary in the making

(Relaxnews) – Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be the subject of an upcoming documentary feature film. Titled “Ronaldo,” the film is in post-production, having been directed by BAFTA-winning Anthony Wonke, famous for his work on “The Tower: A Tale of Two Cities.” The Real Madrid player broke the news Wednesday on his Twitter […]

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Chanel releases the full Jean-Paul Goude campaign for Chance

Chanel releases the full Jean-Paul Goude campaign for Chance

(Relaxnews) – After releasing a teaser on June 8, the French luxury brand has unveiled the full version of its “Chance” campaign, shot by renowned director and photographer Jean-Paul Goude. For its newest advertising campaign promoting the Chance Eau Vive fragrance, Chanel placed its trust in an expert in the field, Jean-Paul Goude, who chose […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Katy Perry is face of Moschino

Katy Perry is face of Moschino

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry features in a new campaign image for the Italian brand Moschino. The singer posted the image to her Instagram account on Wednesday with the caption “THE FACE OF MOSCHINO.” In the photo, she’s seen wearing a gold quilted bra top, denim patchwork jacket, snug black skirt and oversize gold accessories, all […]

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to lead cast in the world premiere of ‘Waterfall,’ an epic new musical; Show to run May 29, 2015 to June 28, 2015

Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to lead cast in the world premiere of ‘Waterfall,’ an epic new musical; Show to run May 29, 2015 to June 28, 2015

PASADENA, CA – The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) announced today that, Thai superstar Bie Sukrit, along with Emily Padgett, Thom Sesma, and J. Elaine Marcos will lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of […]

04.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Harry Potter’s Wizarding World gets California call-up

Harry Potter’s Wizarding World gets California call-up

(Relaxnews) – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a successful theme park attraction at Universal Studio’s Orlando and Osaka locations, is set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in Spring 2016. A replica of wizardry school Hogwarts will contain well-received theme park ride “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” which, in this instance, will be […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

Coen-led Cannes jury ‘profoundly changed’ by experience

(Cannes-AFP) – The Cannes Film Festival jury, headed by the Coen brothers, said Sunday it was profoundly changed by the experience of judging this year’s entries. “Any experience as intense as this changes your life and your perspective,” said Joel Coen, who was joint president with his brother Ethan. “Having to see this many movies […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

Cannes apologises over high-heel furore

(Cannes, France-AFP) – The director of the Cannes Film Festival has apologised after a controversy blew up over women being denied access to the red carpet for not wearing high heels. “We apologise,” said Thierry Fremaux at a dinner at the famed Carlton hotel on Tuesday night. But he sought to downplay the controversy that […]

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

(AFP) – Streaming leader Spotify on Wednesday announced an entry into video and original content, hoping to expand its reach beyond music. Spotify, by far the largest company in the booming streaming industry, said it was updating its platform to support videos and would offer news and other non-music content provided by major media companies. […]

French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

French Open: Dress like the best, ladies, no matter how you serve

(Relaxnews) – Dressing the part is the first step towards improving your game, and the greats know what works in terms of the best fabrics and materials when it comes to choosing their gear and clothes. We’re giving you a sneak peek at what they’ll be wearing in Paris for the French Open, which gets […]

David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

David Bowie releasing limited edition ‘Let’s Dance’ vinyl

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the arrival of “David Bowie is” in Melbourne, David Bowie is releasing an exclusive, limited edition 7″ of his 1983 single “Let’s Dance.” The yellow vinyl edition will be out on July 16 as an exclusive to the Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, which will be […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

Cannes beauty trends: cat eyes, smoky eyes and luscious lips

(Relaxnews) – After keeping things natural and subtle at the start of the Cannes Film Festival (headbands, nude makeup), celebrities broke out their more glamorous beauty looks over the weekend. The gaze is emphasized by smoky shadow or cat eye liner, while classic red hues and shiny glosses bring out the lips. While designer gowns […]

German-born engineer from US space team dies

German-born engineer from US space team dies

(AFP) – Oscar Holderer, the last known engineer who left Germany after World War II to work on the US space program, died at the age of 95. Holderer, who worked alongside aerospace-legend Wernher von Braun, was part of “Operation Paperclip” that moved hundreds of engineers from defeated Germany to the US right after the […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, U.S. News ·
First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

First Princess Charlotte souvenirs on sale in Britain

(London-AFP) – The first souvenirs commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte were rolling off the production lines on Wednesday, in a race to fill London tourist shops and meet online orders. The family-run business “Prince William Pottery” in Liverpool, northwest England, began printing mugs as quick as possible to meet demand, working with existing designs […]

07.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Mayweather ignores jeers in moment of triumph

Mayweather ignores jeers in moment of triumph

By Rebecca Bryan Las Vegas, United States (AFP)   – Floyd Mayweather shrugged off the jeers which greeted his victory over Manny Pacquiao and wasted no time in taunting his detractors. After hugging his father and trainer Floyd Sr, the unbeaten welterweight king clambered onto the ropes of the ring, banged his fist on his […]

Mayweather outpoints Pacquiao, remains undefeated

Mayweather outpoints Pacquiao, remains undefeated

MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) – American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. backed up his claim of being “The Best Ever” as he out-pointed Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao to win the much-hyped “Fight of the Century” in front of a packed crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Facing […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Prince William’s wife Kate in labour

Prince William’s wife Kate in labour

(AFP) – Prince William’s wife Kate was admitted to hospital on Saturday in the early stages of labour with the couple’s eagerly-awaited second child, Kensington Palace said. “The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted at 6.00 hours to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London and is in the early stages of labour,” the palace press office said […]

02.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

(New York-AFP) – Young singing sensation Sam Smith on Tuesday canceled the rest of an Australian tour after developing a hemorrhage on his vocal cords. The 22-year-old British singer, who has maintained a punishing touring schedule amid a meteoric rise in his career, said he has been “vocally exhausted for a while now.” He was […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

Pacquiao’s Mayweather tactic? ‘Use my left and right’

By Cecil Morella He may be the underdog Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has a simple tactic to beat American favorite Floyd Mayweather in history’s richest fight by two longtime rivals for the planet’s top “pound-for-pound” boxer crown. “Use my left and right (fists),” the Filipino boxing hero told reporters when asked how he planned […]

27.04.2015 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Poppy Delevingne picked as first Jo Malone London Girl

Poppy Delevingne picked as first Jo Malone London Girl

(Relaxnews) – British model Poppy Delevingne has been named as the upmarket fragrance brand’s first ever brand ambassador. According to Jean-Guillaume Trottier, the company’s Global General Manager, the partnership is a “natural appointment” as Poppy is a “dedicated, vivacious character, with huge international appeal.” Delevingne will be tasked with being the physical embodiment of Jo […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 300th anniversary, Martell has chosen the German-born film star who honed her skills in France as its latest ambassador. Kruger will be helping the company to celebrate its ‘tricentenaire’ via a host of high-profile campaigns and promotions, the most important of which, the Martell France 300 aims to identify 300 […]

‘American Pie’ lyrics sell for $1.2 million in New York

‘American Pie’ lyrics sell for $1.2 million in New York

(New York-AFP) – The original manuscript of Don McLean’s enigmatic song “American Pie” sold at auction in New York on Tuesday for $1.2 million, Christie’s said. The 18 pages of manuscript, written in pencil, ink and typescript on 17 sheets, had been expected to fetch between $1 and $1.5 million at the auction house. Christie’s […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

(Relaxnews) – Nominees in five categories for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards were revealed April 7 on US TV show “Good Morning America,” with a full list to follow. US singer Taylor Swift and UK singer Sam Smith were nominated in four categories each. The five categories revealed so far are top artist, top male […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

Look to the stars: the top five tips for conquering Twitter

(Relaxnews) – All it takes to break into the ranks of the social network’s most followed members is a good singing voice, fluent English or Spanish and a Los Angles home address. According to Silk, the web platform for crunching and presenting data, the majority of the 10 most followed Twitter accounts belong to rock or […]

Paris holds film festival — for the blind

Paris holds film festival — for the blind

(Paris-AFP) – In most movie theatres the lights go dark and the feature begins, but for an audience attending a Paris film festival under way this month, the whole world is dark and stays that way. The Audiovision Film Festival, which began this week and runs to April 14, is unusual in that it caters […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

Boxing: Mayweather set for richest sports year ever – Forbes

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Floyd Mayweather’s blockbuster May 2 bout with Manny Pacquiao will help make the American fighter’s 2015 earnings shatter the all-time record for a sportsman’s annual pay, Forbes.com calculated on Thursday. Forbes noted that Mayweather will likely to earn at least $150 million and Pacquiao more than $100 million for the […]

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 30 years in business with a new store, a biography and… Rafael Nadal

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates 30 years in business with a new store, a biography and… Rafael Nadal

(Relaxnews) – The most American of ready-to-wear brands is celebrating its 30th birthday this year with a plethora of festivities, a famous new ambassador, a second store in Paris and a biography. Here’s a look at some of the events marking the celebration of this third decade. Founded in 1985, the Tommy Hilfiger brand has […]

03.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
One Direction plays on in S.Africa as fans mourn Malik’s exit

One Direction plays on in S.Africa as fans mourn Malik’s exit

(Johannesburg-AFP) – Best-selling boy band One Direction bounded onto the stage in Johannesburg Saturday for their first show since fans across the world were plunged into teenage distress over heartthrob Zayn Malik quitting the group. A deafening wall of excited screams greeted the remaining four members of the British-Irish group, who have earned a global […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Jennifer Lopez takes fashion line to Mexico

Jennifer Lopez takes fashion line to Mexico

(Mexico City-AFP) – US singer, actress and businesswoman Jennifer Lopez took her fashion line outside the United States for the first time on Monday, launching in Mexico. Speaking in Spanish, the star — a New Yorker whose parents are from Puerto Rico — said she wanted to make her designs affordable to low-income women who […]

Pitbull to perform at famed Apollo Theater

Pitbull to perform at famed Apollo Theater

(Relaxnews) – In celebration of the upcoming launch of his SiriusXM channel, the rapper Pitbull will perform at Harlem’s illustrious Apollo Theater for an audience of invited guests on Tuesday, May 19 at 8:00pm ET. Called “Globalization,” Pitbull’s SiriusXM channel will launch just one hour before the concert begins in the New York neighborhood of […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Celine Dion to return to Vegas residency: report

Celine Dion to return to Vegas residency: report

(AFP) – Canadian singer Celine Dion will return to her residency in Las Vegas in August after taking an indefinite break last year to care for her cancer-stricken husband, People magazine reported. On her website, the star from French-speaking province Quebec hinted at the news on Saturday, exclaiming “Good news on the horizon!” showing her […]

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

One Direction pays ‘marijuana bond’ to PHL: gov’t

Manila|AFP| – British pop phenomenon One Direction paid a cash bond to the Philippines on Thursday that was imposed because of drug concerns, allowing them to play two concerts this weekend, the immigration bureau said. The bond, 200,000 pesos ($4,500) each for singers Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, will be forfeited should the two get […]

20.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Philippine News ·
Lorde, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding react to NZ X Factor fiasco

Lorde, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding react to NZ X Factor fiasco

(Relaxnews) – International music stars Lorde, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding have reacted to the New Zealand “X Factor” fiasco. Following the firing of two judges, Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, on New Zealand’s “X Factor” over abusive comments made to contestant Joe Irvine during a live show, all three artists have added their two […]

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Paris exhibit revisits Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘scandalous’ 1971 collection

Paris exhibit revisits Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘scandalous’ 1971 collection

Relaxnews) – After the release of two biopics in 2014, the late legendary designer is in the news again ahead of “Yves Saint Laurent 1971: La Collection du Scandale.” The exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé in Paris will revisit Yves Saint Laurent’s harshly criticized collection inspired by the styles of Nazi-occupied Paris. On January […]

President Barack Obama to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel

President Barack Obama to sit down with Jimmy Kimmel

  (Relaxnews) – American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be interviewing US President Barack Obama in an episode set to air Thursday night. The commander-in-chief will make an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live this week — the first time Obama sits down for a chat with the comedian and late night show host, […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’: what are critics saying?

Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’: what are critics saying?

(Relaxnews) – The 13th studio album by pop superstar Madonna has months of hype and an all-star roster of artists — Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Avicii, Nas, Diplo, Chance the Rapper — behind it. Ahead of its release next week in Europe and North America, critics weigh in on the album’s dichotomous nature, and on […]

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Autumn fashion on the Paris catwalk looks dark and leggy

Autumn fashion on the Paris catwalk looks dark and leggy

(Paris-AFP) – While most of the northern hemisphere is eagerly awaiting spring and summer, on the Paris catwalks right now it’s already about the following autumn and winter — and that season is forecast to be dark and leggy. Such is the predominant look unfurled by some of the top brands including Dior, Kenzo, Lanvin, […]

Pharrell Williams says Marvin Gaye song ‘never entered his head’ when writing ‘Blurred Lines’

Pharrell Williams says Marvin Gaye song ‘never entered his head’ when writing ‘Blurred Lines’

(Relaxnews) – Pharrell Williams has appeared in court to testify in the copyright case with the Marvin Gaye estate over the Robin Thicke hit “Blurred Lines”. The star is embroiled in a legal battle with Gaye’s family, who claim that the track, which he wrote for Thicke, is a rip-off of the 1977 hit “Got […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

Recreate J-Lo’s glittery “Feel the Light” look

(Relaxnews) – Jennifer Lopez has released a sneak peek of her new music video “Feel the Light”… and with it, a brand new beauty look. Star-studded glittery eyes and the longest, most complex looking braid we’ve ever seen are the order of the day here for the stylish singer. In shots posted on her Instagram […]

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Harry Potter series and the magical arts have launched a crowdsourcing campaign that aims to bring a College of Wizardry to life, and — if all goes well —  turn a castle in Poland into a permanent school of sorcery. Within three days of being posted on crowdfunding site Indiegogo […]

Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

(Relaxnews) – Madonna has announced the dates for her “Rebel Heart” tour, set to take in North America and Europe from this summer. The 35-city tour will kick off in Miami on August 29 before taking in the sights of New York, LA, Chicago, Montreal and more before heading over to Europe, where the Queen […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

UK coins to feature new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

(London-AFP) – A new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which will appear on coins in Britain was unveiled Monday — only the fifth one of her 63-year reign. The likeness shows the 88-year-old monarch facing right in profile and wearing a crown and drop earrings. It replaces a previous portrait which dates back to 1998. […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Home & Garden, International Stars, World News ·
Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

Bill Gates still world’s richest man, Forbes says

(New York-AFP) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates kept his spot as the world’s richest man, a rank he has held for 16 of the past 21 years, Forbes magazine said Monday. The Microsoft co-founder’s fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion, the business magazine said, despite a $1.5 billion gift of Microsoft […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
Jamie Dornan from ‘Fifty Shades’ to WWII

Jamie Dornan from ‘Fifty Shades’ to WWII

(Relaxnews) – One of the hottest properties in Hollywood, thanks to his starring role in box-office smash “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dornan is set to thrash the Nazis in his next big-screen outing. As first reported by Screen Daily, the star has signed on to play the lead role in “Anthropoid,” a wartime thriller based on […]

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

(Relaxnews) – Mother Monster is joining the cast for the fifth season of anthology series “American Horror Story.” Lady Gaga’s character has not been revealed but she is to star in the FX series’ upcoming run. Series regulars such as award-winning actress Jessica Lange are widely expected to return. The multihyphenate musician has previously appeared […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Paul McCartney to cap two-year tour with US festival

Paul McCartney to cap two-year tour with US festival

(New York-AFP) – Paul McCartney will headline the Firefly Music Festival in the United States in June in what could be the finale to the ex-Beatle’s two-year tour. Firefly, which takes place in the woods of Delaware, has rapidly grown since 2012 as it seeks to give the US East Coast a version of a […]

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

(Relaxnews) – A new take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” by Stephen Malkmus (formerly of Pavement) has been making the rounds this week. Swift’s music has been widely covered in recent years, with results ranging from catchy to poignant. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – “Blank Space” The former Pavement member presented his kid-friendly take […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

(Relaxnews) – Madonna has achieved another career milestone tying with country crooner George Strait for logging the most No. 1 singles on Billboard charts. The Queen of Pop’s latest single “Living for Love” marks her 44th No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Strait, also called the King of Country, also logged 44 […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Ariana Grande announces first fragrance

Ariana Grande announces first fragrance

(Relaxnews) – She’s conquered music, fashion and acting and now the whirlwind that is Ariana Grande is set to launch her assault on the fragrance industry. The singer and actress will be releasing her first scent in association with Luxe Brands this fall, reports Women’s Wear Daily. “I’m asked so often about which fragrance I’m wearing, […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Victoria Beckham to expand fashion line to Asia

Victoria Beckham to expand fashion line to Asia

(New York-AFP) – Watched by her adoring family, Victoria Beckham brought a sexy vision of fall/winter to an intimate New York runway Show Sunday and confided that she plans to open a second store in Asia. The one-time pop star, mother of four and wife of retired English football superstar David Beckham, has won plaudits […]

Hilfiger’s American football love story on NY runway

Hilfiger’s American football love story on NY runway

(New York-AFP) – Feted designer Tommy Hilfiger dominated New York Fashion Week on Monday with a spectacular catwalk show inspired by American football to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his clothing empire. Hundreds of fashionistas, celebrities and admirers poured into the imposing Park Avenue Armory, braving near record-low winter temperatures for a ringside seat at […]

Spotify gives couples their ideal playlist for Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the music streaming service has launched Sweet Spot, a fun new tool that measures lovers’ “degree of musical separation” and generates a playlist tailored to their respective tastes. Sweet Spot asks users to name their favorite artist and their partner’s, and then uses an algorithm to create the “ideal” […]

Johnson, Ejiofor, Gaga: more stars booked for Oscar night

Johnson, Ejiofor, Gaga: more stars booked for Oscar night

(Relaxnews) – “Fifty Shades of Grey” lead Dakota Johnson, “12 Years a Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor, singer and “Ice Age” actress Jennifer Lopez, comedy veteran Eddie Murphy and pop star Lady Gaga are among the new names booked to appear at the 87th Oscars on February 22. Joining them are Chris Evans, Chloë Grace Moretz […]

14.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
US rockers Dead Daisies to make rare Cuba tour

US rockers Dead Daisies to make rare Cuba tour

(New York-AFP) – The Dead Daisies, featuring former members of Guns ‘n’ Roses, will tour Cuba this month in a first for a US rock band since the easing of decades of tensions. The hard rockers plan a week of recording sessions with local artists and other events in Havana culminating in a performance on […]

12.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
First Lady of food Michelle Obama graces cover of ‘Cooking Light’ magazine

First Lady of food Michelle Obama graces cover of ‘Cooking Light’ magazine

(Relaxnews) – Dinner at the White House starts at around 6:30 pm. And while the dining table may be bigger and someone else is doing the cooking, First Lady Michelle Obama says their family tradition remains largely unchanged. These are among the tidbits from an interview in the forthcoming issue of Cooking Light entitled “Family […]

Stars in black and white on Grammys red carpet

Stars in black and white on Grammys red carpet

(Los Angeles-AFP) – The mega-stars of the music world rocked daring outfits in classic black and white on the Grammys red carpet Sunday, strutting their stuff in Los Angeles on the industry’s biggest night. Beyonce — who took home three Grammys — sashayed in a sheer black Proenza Schouler gown with a deep V neckline […]

Sam Smith dominates Grammys, but Beck with surprise win

Sam Smith dominates Grammys, but Beck with surprise win

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Sam Smith, the British soul singer who was virtually unknown a year ago, dominated the Grammys Sunday with four awards, although adventurous rocker Beck was the surprise winner of Album of the Year honors. Superstar Beyonce and “Happy” creator Pharrell Williams also took home top prizes on the music industry’s biggest night, […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sam Smith vies with Beyonce, Pharrell for Grammy glory

Sam Smith vies with Beyonce, Pharrell for Grammy glory

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Fresh-faced Sam Smith could make history Sunday at the Grammys with a chance to sweep top categories, but the music industry’s big night could also coronate Beyonce or Pharrell Williams. The 22-year-old Smith, who a few years ago was bartending in London, has enjoyed a phenomenal rise with “Stay With Me” — […]

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nominees in main Grammy categories

Nominees in main Grammy categories

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Newcomer Sam Smith joins more established stars Beyonce and Pharrell Williams in leading nominations for the Grammy Awards, with each tapped in six categories. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday. Here are the nominees in major categories: – Album of the Year […]

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay (‘Selma’) developing a TV series

Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay (‘Selma’) developing a TV series

(Relaxnews) – After “Selma,” the TV personality and the director will collaborate once again, this time on a series inspired by Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel “Queen Sugar.” Winfrey will have a recurring role in the series, which is developed for her network OWN. The story centers on Charley, a woman who leaves behind an upscale […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

(Relaxnews) – Nike has presented the Kobe X, its 10th basketball shoe inspired by NBA star Kobe Bryant. The tie-up between the American basketball star and the sports outfitter began in 2008 with the launch of the first Kobe Bryant signature shoe, the Hyperdunk. For the new model, Nike chose an understated design with a […]

Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

(San Francisco-AFP) – Millions of fans took to social media for Sunday’s Super Bowl 49, making it the most tweeted about NFL football final in history, Twitter said Monday. More than 28 million tweets were sent out relating to the big match, which saw the New England Patriots snatch a win from reigning champions Seattle […]

Beauty tutorials: Katy Perry

Beauty tutorials: Katy Perry

(Relaxnews) – The American pop star is lined up as the star of the famous Super Bowl half-time show on February 1. Here are a few of our favorite Katy Perry looks, with videos showing you how to do them at home. “Dark Horse”- youtu.be/mhB-mtyV5h8 Perry’s Egyptian look from last year’s “Dark Horse” video was a […]

Ringo Starr set for new album, tour of Americas

Ringo Starr set for new album, tour of Americas

(New York-AFP) – Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr is set for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but first he plans a new album and tour of the United States and Latin America. The drummer for the Fab Four announced on Thursday the release of his 18th studio album, “Postcards from Paradise,” on March 31. The […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman From the same network that brought us the Emmy-award winning series, “Modern Family,” comedy favorite, “The Middle,” and long-running hit shows like “Dancing With the Stars” and “General Hospital,” comes another set of TV shows that are bound to keep you riveted to your TVs. On January 14, 2015, ABC announced […]

Midriff ‘the new cleavage’ in Chanel show

Midriff ‘the new cleavage’ in Chanel show

(Paris-AFP) – Chanel’s haute couture view of the coming spring-summer season, revealed Tuesday, is distinctly storybook — but with midriff-baring outfits proudly declaring that “the stomach is the new cleavage”. One of the tentpoles of the haute couture shows this week in Paris, the Chanel event held in the capital’s glass-roofed Grand Palais attracted a […]

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

(Relaxnews) – Mulberry hired the British-American supermodel as the star of its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, which is set in the interior of a chic country home. The luxury handbag maker certainly has a knack for landing coveted brand ambassadors. After several campaigns fronted by Cara Delevingne, who even designed her own handbag for Mulberry, the […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

(Relaxnews) – The British model, fashionista and TV host unveiled her latest project this past week, a 20-piece capsule collaboration with AG Jeans. To celebrate the 31-year-old we thought we’d take a look at how to steal her look. The hair – youtu.be/LBOxoPQe2-k This tutorial from Nora Aradi talks you through the steps if you want […]

26.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online ·
Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

(Doral, United States-AFP) – Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from […]

Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

(New York-AFP) – Pop singer Meghan Trainor’s debut album has opened at number one on the US charts, with the popularity of her breakaway hit “All About That Bass” helping dethrone Taylor Swift. Nielsen Soundscan said that Trainor’s album “Title” sold 238,000 copies, either in traditional sales or the equivalent through streaming and song purchases, […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Manny Pacquiao: So faithful

Manny Pacquiao: So faithful

All he aspired for when he was starting his boxing career was to be the champion of the Philippines. But after 20 decades in the sport, Manny Pacquiao has become not only his beloved nation’s champ; but also a well-respected world boxing record-holder – the first and only eight-division world champion, with an impressive ten world titles. […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Local News ·
Meghan Trainor partners with Clinique for a limited edition

Meghan Trainor partners with Clinique for a limited edition

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics brand announced its tie-up with the American pop singer, who will help to create a limited edition makeup line. These days, no one bats an eye when music and film celebrities team with fashion and beauty brands, becoming stylists for a day or for a season. Joining the bandwagon is American […]

Mariah Carey to headline Caesars Palace

Mariah Carey to headline Caesars Palace

(Relaxnews) – Mariah Carey has been tapped to become the headline act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after fellow musical diva and resident Celine Dion was forced to bow out due to her husband’s ailing health. Carey made the announcement during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week, revealing details on the […]

Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn and other celebs design Fendi bags

Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn and other celebs design Fendi bags

(Relaxnews) – Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel Feinstein, Jourdan Dunn and Leandra Medine will all create custom bags for Fendi which will be auctioned off for charity. To celebrate the official inauguration of Fendi’s new Madison Avenue flagship, the Italian brand has asked five famous women to rework their Baguette bag, according to a report published in WWD. […]

Andreea Diaconu is the new face of Donna Karan

Andreea Diaconu is the new face of Donna Karan

(Relaxnews) – Donna Karan New York has revealed the face at the center of its Spring 2015 campaign: Romanian supermodel Andreea Diaconu. After presenting visuals from its DKNY Intimates and Sleepwear campaign with Cara Delevingne, the American ready-to-wear brand has provided a first look at the campaign for the new Donna Karan collection, represented this […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

(Relaxnews) – Mercury Prize-nominated group Django Django is out with much anticipated new music in the form of “First Light,” and Waxahatchee aka Katie Crutchfield has just shared “Air,” the first single from her upcoming LP. Fans of London-based four-piece Django Django are anxiously awaiting a follow-up album to the group’s 2012 Mercury Prize-nominated self-titled […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
NFL: Kravitz to join Perry in Super Bowl halftime show

NFL: Kravitz to join Perry in Super Bowl halftime show

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Rock singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz will join pop superstar Katy Perry to perform at halftime of Super Bowl 49 on February 1, Perry revealed Saturday. Kravitz, 50, captured four straight Grammy Awards from 1999 to 2002 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. He recently announced the second leg of his world tour for […]

Justin Bieber smolders in new Calvin Klein pics

Justin Bieber smolders in new Calvin Klein pics

(Relaxnews) – Canadian singer Justin Bieber and Dutch model Lara Stone co-star in the latest campaign for Calvin Klein’s Jeans and Underwear lines. Calvin Klein’s latest campaign sees the return of Dutch supermodel Lara Stone, who has worked extensively for the brand, alongside Platinum-selling pop phenomenon Justin Bieber. The Spring 2015 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Star Cinema brings ‘EDSA Woolworth’ to Philippine screens starting January 14

Star Cinema brings ‘EDSA Woolworth’ to Philippine screens starting January 14

Pokwang starrer from TFC@theMovies kicks off Star Cinema’s 2015 movie line-up  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, January 5, 2015 – The second original feature film of TFC@theMovies that was the talk of the town among Filipino moviegoers of North America back in November 2014 will be shown in Philippine screens starting January 14.  ABS-CBN Star Cinema is bringing the […]

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

(Relaxnews) – The Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, two private jets purchased and customized by Elvis Presley in the 1970s, are going under the hammer. The bidding starts Friday, January 2 in California. The first jet, named for the King’s daughter, was purchased from Delta Airlines on April 17, 1975 for $250,000. The […]

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2 frontman Bono said he may never play the guitar again after a bicycle accident that injured his hand, shoulder, elbow and face, the Irish rocker said on his website. Bono fell off his bicycle in New York’s Central Park in November and underwent hours of intensive surgery to wash out his […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Clinton, Oprah women most admired by Americans: poll

Clinton, Oprah women most admired by Americans: poll

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton remains the woman most admired by Americans, followed by television icon Oprah Winfrey and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, polling agency Gallup said Monday. Clinton, a likely 2016 US presidential candidate, won the honor for the 13th year in a row, earning 12 percent of the votes. Winfrey […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Madonna releases new songs after leaks

Madonna releases new songs after leaks

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Madonna on Saturday suddenly released six new songs months ahead of schedule, upset that early versions had leaked online. The pop icon’s new songs, available immediately for sale and streaming online, will be part of her first album in three years, “Rebel Heart,” which comes out in March. The Material Girl said […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

(Relaxnews) – At a public Q&A meeting on Thursday, the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg accepted that Facebook’s 1.2 billion users need a third way of responding to their friends’ posts, but not one that’s too negative. Whenever users get a chance to grill their favorite social network’s creator, the absence of a dislike button is […]

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