Lea Salonga ‘provoked,’ fumes on Twitter

Lea Salonga ‘provoked,’ fumes on Twitter

Broadway star Lea Salonga did not mince words in criticizing “people claiming to be a friends of mine,” as she took to Twitter Tuesday to vent her anger which she said is “more than justified.” The 43-year-old performer first expressed her anger on the micro-blogging site on Sunday, which was then followed by several other […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

(Relaxnews) – Architectural powerhouse Zaha Hadid is offering design fans the chance to bid on a Christmas decoration inspired by her research, all for a good cause. Designed for the Matthew Williamson-curated Christmas Tree currently on display at London’s Aqua Shard, the Christmas Bauble by Zaha Hadid is part of a charity auction for Kids […]

Joaquin Phoenix could challenge Batman and Superman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

Joaquin Phoenix could challenge Batman and Superman in ‘Man of Steel’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros has reportedly chosen the actor as the face of the villain in the follow-up to last summer’s superhero blockbuster. According to Variety, Joaquin Phoenix is being courted by the studios for this key role, details of which remain under wraps. A number of fans have speculated that the antagonist of the […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Vikings head into battle in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

Trailer: Vikings head into battle in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

(Relaxnews) – Following the teaser released last summer, the official trailer for the animated film has been uploaded to YouTube. The sequel to “How to Train Your Dragon,” arriving in US theaters next June, will show Harold and Krokmou five years after the events of the previous movie. The delicate harmony between Vikings and dragons […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Leading creative talent agency Jed Root opens in Manila

Leading creative talent agency Jed Root opens in Manila

Force behind some of the world’s top photographers, makeup artists and stylists set his sights on Asia with the opening of At East I Jed Root (December 2013 – Manila, Philippines) – Jed Root, founder of one of the world’s leading creative talent management agencies, has announced the opening of a Manila office to capitalize […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Services ·
BFC Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist announced

BFC Vogue Fashion Fund shortlist announced

(Relaxnews) – The final six candidates for this year’s Fashion Fund award have been announced ahead of the ceremony on January 28, 2014. Designers Emilia Wickstead, House of Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Peter Pilotto and Zoe Jordan are all in with a chance of taking home the coveted prize next month, which is designed to foster […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
In 2013 Americans were searching out Versace and Michael Kors on the web

In 2013 Americans were searching out Versace and Michael Kors on the web

(Relaxnews) – Google has released its annual Zeitgeist review of the fashion year, as seen through US searches, and it’s dominated by Italian and American labels. The top five places go to a mixture of Italian and US labels with no mention of classic French brands Chanel and Dior in the top ten. Versace topped the […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Loewe features electric hues in new handbag collection

Loewe features electric hues in new handbag collection

(Relaxnews) – On the heels of its capsule collection designed in partnership with Junya Watanabe, the Spanish label has presented a new range of handbags in vibrant, eye-catching colors. The collection hits stores this January. Drawing inspiration from the peacock, one of the brand’s signature symbols, Loewe chose a range of showy electric colors for […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

Blue Moon beer and Aviation cocktail most popular Google terms

(Relaxnews) – When a chart mapping America’s favorite beers began circulating online, Google users in the US took to the search engine to look up Blue Moon, making it the most popular beer brand of 2013. Similarly, when American crime drama “The Blacklist” featured the Aviation cocktail on one of their episodes recently, thirsty viewers […]

Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia

Twentieth Century Fox breaks ground on theme park in Malaysia

(Relaxnews) – Movie studio Twentieth Century Fox has broken ground and released preview images of its first theme park in Malaysia, which will feature kid-friendly attractions and thrill rides themed after some of the brand’s blockbuster titles like “Ice Age” and “Night at the Museum.” When the Twentieth Century Fox World park opens in 2016, […]

19.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy

New Oscars logo puts spotlight on Academy

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The body behind the Oscars has unveiled a new logo that it hopes will focus more attention on the organization’s wider work in addition to Hollywood’s biggest trophy fest. The prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose 6,000 or so members choose who gets the prized golden statuettes every year, […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Trailer: Kevin Costner forced into action in ‘3 Days to Kill’

Trailer: Kevin Costner forced into action in ‘3 Days to Kill’

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood star plays a dying secret agent in this action thriller, produced and written by French director Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element”). Premiered exclusively on Yahoo!Movies, the first trailer for “3 Days to Kill” reveals a fast-paced action thriller with undertones of family drama. Kevin Costner stars as Ethan Runner, a retired secret […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
LG prepping ultra-wide screen monitors for CES

LG prepping ultra-wide screen monitors for CES

(Relaxnews) – The company is planning to launch a desk-conquering 34-inch QHD display with a 21:9 aspect ratio at next month’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. As well as providing a seriously cinematic experience, ultra-wide monitors are great for giving users the benefits of a multi-screen set-up without losing valuable work space or […]

18.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cameron Diaz to release book on health and nutrition

Cameron Diaz to release book on health and nutrition

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has taken a page from her good friend Gwyneth Paltrow and written a book on nutrition and health. “The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body” is due out December 31 and available for preorder via Amazon for $16.43. Rather […]

Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno,’ Roth’s ‘Allegiant’ end year as Amazon’s best-sellers

Dan Brown’s ‘Inferno,’ Roth’s ‘Allegiant’ end year as Amazon’s best-sellers

(Relaxnews) – Dan Brown’s “Inferno,” Khaled Hosseini’s “And the Mountains Echoed,” and “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) crown Amazon.com’s top 20 best-selling adult books for 2013. Also featuring in the top five were romantic novel “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty and the professional guidance of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In: Women, […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
Are we really ready for smart socks?

Are we really ready for smart socks?

(Relaxnews) – Heapsylon seems to think so and is getting ready to launch its Sensoria Fitness Socks, which can do everything a fitness tracker can do and more. The socks in question, which are packed full of sensors but can thankfully be tossed in the washing machine after a heavy workout, can count steps, speed, […]

Burberry Spring-Summer 2014 campaign unveiled

Burberry Spring-Summer 2014 campaign unveiled

(Relaxnews) – The British luxury brand has unveiled their latest advertising campaign, which features an exciting cast of emerging UK talent. Burberry has revealed the campaign for its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, shot by famed Peruvian fashion photographer Mario Testino. The campaign is supported by a fun video, soundtracked by “Introvert,” by Squeeze which picks up the soft romantic […]

TV tourism on the rise in New York

TV tourism on the rise in New York

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Fancy a cosmopolitan a la Carrie Bradshaw or titillation down the strip club favored by Tony Soprano? TV tourism is whipping up a storm in New York, where fans can live as their heroes. Twice a day, a “Sex and the City” bus fills up outside the posh Plaza Hotel with gaggles […]

17.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

Makeup: shimmer and metallic tones a must this Christmas season

(Relaxnews) – This year’s holiday makeup is directly inspired by the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collections, but with even more shimmer and with a number of more traditional colors (including gold and silver). As always at this time of year, beauty brands have presented enchanting collections worthy of the most special occasions, including Christmas and New Year’s […]

Football: Ronaldo opens his own museum

Football: Ronaldo opens his own museum

(MADRID-AFP) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo officially opened a museum dedicated to his own achievements in his birthplace of Madeira, Portgual on Sunday. The museum contains a number of trophies, medals and memorabilia from throughout the 28-year-old’s career, including the Ballon d’Or he won for being the world’s best player in 2009. And after […]

16.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Trailer: Netflix offers a first look at ‘House of Cards’ Season 2

Trailer: Netflix offers a first look at ‘House of Cards’ Season 2

(Relaxnews) – The digital platform has released the first teaser trailer for the show’s second season, arriving February 14. On December 12, “House of Cards” returned to the news through the Golden Globes nominations announcement: the first season of the political thriller is a contender for four of the awards, more than any other TV […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
A delete button for social media

A delete button for social media

(Relaxnews) – BackPeddle is a new app that lets users control what they share on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and for how long. The free app, launched on Friday for iOS and Android, is designed to help people deal with managing and juggling content and permissions and even regrets across a growing number of social media networks and […]

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

Liver and let die: James Bond was an alcoholic – study

(PARIS-AFP) – “A dry martini. Just hand it to me, and I’ll do the shaking myself.” This, according to British doctors, is somewhat how James Bond would have been in real life. 007 boozed so much that in all reality he would have had the tremulous hands of a chronic alcoholic, according to an offbeat […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat ·
‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

‘Wake up’ competition for Europe’s sleepy comet-chaser

(PARIS-AFP) – Citizens of Planet Earth are being invited to make a “video shout-out” to wake up a deep-space probe, Rosetta, that has been in hibernation since June 2011. The European Space Agency (ESA) is offering prizes for the best video clip of people shouting “Wake up, Rosetta!” to help end its scout’s long sleep […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Walking Dead’ tops list of most watched cable shows in 2013

‘Walking Dead’ tops list of most watched cable shows in 2013

(Relaxnews) – Ratings agency Nielsen has announced the top ten most watched series on American cable TV in 2013, listing AMC’s zombie series in first place with 16.16 million total viewers. “Duck Dynasty,” the only reality TV show in the list, took second place with 13.37 million total viewers. Aired on A&E, the show follows […]

14.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

Culinary opera and light shows to trend in 2014

(Relaxnews) – No longer content with simply churning out plates of edible art, chefs in 2014 will continue to push culinary envelope by elevating the dining experience to sensory theater with the help of operatic soundtracks, light shows, scent diffusers and the switch of a thermostat. That’s one of the key restaurant predictions by influential […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Dingdong to spend Christmas in typhoon-hit Visayas

Dingdong to spend Christmas in typhoon-hit Visayas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “She’s The One” actor Dingdong Dantes is planning to celebrate Christmas in one of the provinces in Visayas that was badly hit by super typhoon “Yolanda” last month. Dantes said he has yet to determine the exact place which he will visit but stressed that he will definitely spend Christmas with the […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Astrology may lead to self-indulgent behavior, researchers say

Astrology may lead to self-indulgent behavior, researchers say

(Relaxnews) – Fans of astrology, take heed. A new study suggests that reading your daily horoscope could lead to impulsive or self-indulgent behavior. For those days when astrology readings were negative, people were more susceptible to temptation, researchers said. The study, announced Tuesday and published in the Journal of Consumer Research last month, revealed that believing in […]

Yves Saint Laurent providing makeup for biopic on French couturier

Yves Saint Laurent providing makeup for biopic on French couturier

(Relaxnews) – The cosmetics division of Yves Saint Laurent has designed the makeup looks featured in the forthcoming biographical film on the brand’s founder. Directed by French filmmaker Jalil Lespert, “Yves Saint Laurent” is slated to premiere in Paris on January 8, 2014. Only a few weeks remain before the debut of Jalil Lespert’s much-anticipated […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Behind the scenes of Riri Hearts MAC campaign with Rihanna

Behind the scenes of Riri Hearts MAC campaign with Rihanna

(Relaxnews) – The famous cosmetics brand has released a video on its latest collaboration with the Barbadian singer, whose creative partnership with M.A.C. began last February. The video shows Rihanna and M.A.C creative director James Gager on the set of the Riri Hearts M.A.C Holiday campaign. The two personalities share their thoughts on this latest […]

‘World War Z’ sequel finds its director

‘World War Z’ sequel finds its director

(Relaxnews) – Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Brad Pitt in the follow-up to the extremely lucrative zombie movie, which grossed $540 million at the global box office. A few years after his 2012 film “The Impossible,” Juan Antonio Bayona will film Gerry Lane’s continued struggle in a world devastated by a zombie epidemic. According to […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race

Golden Globe nominees to be unveiled, in crowded race

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Golden Globe organizers unveil nominations for their annual movie awards show Thursday, as Hollywood’s honors season gets into full swing with a bumper cast of hotly-tipped contenders. Historical drama “12 Years a Slave” got an early boost on the eve of the Globes nominations, topping the Screen Actors Guild (SAGs) nods Wednesday […]

12.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Jasmine praying, tweeting for film’s Oscars bid

Jasmine praying, tweeting for film’s Oscars bid

Young actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith is willing to do everything in her power to support the campaign of her movie, “Transit,” to the 68th Academy Awards. The Cinemalaya movie is the country’s entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 2014 Oscars, which will be held on March 2. With over 70 countries hoping […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Apple’s seasonal goodwill coming to the US this year

Apple’s seasonal goodwill coming to the US this year

(Relaxnews) – For the first time ever, the company’s 12 Days of Gifts Christmas app will be available for American iPhone and iPad owners to download this year. The app, which gives its users a free electronic treat every day over the course of Christmas, is a mainstay of European app stores but until now […]

Viral Christmas video from WestJet may make you cry

Viral Christmas video from WestJet may make you cry

(Relaxnews) – A  holiday video campaign from a no-frills Canadian carrier has gone viral for making the Christmas wishes of a plane full of unsuspecting flyers come true. Just a day after being uploaded on December 9, the heartwarming video from WestJet has received more than 1.2 million hits on YouTube for pulling off an impressive feat […]

American Film Institute honors ‘Gravity,’ ‘American Hustle’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

American Film Institute honors ‘Gravity,’ ‘American Hustle’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

(Relaxnews) – The American Film Institute (AFI) has published its lists of the year’s top ten films — a key indicator ahead of the 2014 Oscars — and top ten TV series. The top ten list includes a number of features that have already had a successful run in cinemas and festivals, including “Gravity,” “Captain […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Tom Cruise returns to ‘Jack Reacher’ for sequel

Tom Cruise returns to ‘Jack Reacher’ for sequel

(Relaxnews) – The 2012 movie will have a sequel, in which Tom Cruise will play the former military man once again, Deadline.com announces. The sequel to “Jack Reacher” will be based on a different novel by Lee Child, the author who created the character in 1997, beginning a book series that now includes 18 volumes. […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Leonardo DiCaprio to promote electric vehicles through Formula E team

Leonardo DiCaprio to promote electric vehicles through Formula E team

(Relaxnews) – The American actor has partnered with the Monaco-based brand Venturi for the forthcoming international Formula E championship, a race between single-seat cars powered exclusively through electricity. DiCaprio has been a proponent of developing environmentally friendly cars for several years. This new racing team was co-founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and Venturi Automobiles President Gildo […]

Heart says boyfriend is proud of sexy photos

Heart says boyfriend is proud of sexy photos

KAPUSO actress Heart Evangelista shared boyfriend Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is proud of her sexy calendar pictorial. The television host was recently unveiled by a liquor brand as their calendar girl for the year 2014. According to Heart, Chiz was aware of the said project and she asked for his opinion even before she did […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Did you check in to any of the most popular Facebook places in 2013?

Did you check in to any of the most popular Facebook places in 2013?

(Relaxnews) – Theme park attractions, sports and entertainment venues and retail meccas appear to be the places Facebook users like to boast about visiting the most, according to a roundup of the most popular check-ins around the world. A notable recurring check-in on the map? The “happiest place on earth” — i.e. Disneylands from California […]

10.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Kiehl’s supports Alicia Keys’ foundation with special edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl’s supports Alicia Keys’ foundation with special edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate

(Relaxnews) – This January, the cosmetics and skincare brand will launch a limited edition of its Midnight Recovery Concentrate, with proceeds benefitting the non-profit organization Keep a Child Alive. Co-founded by Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake, Keep a Child Alive works to improve access to medication and treatment for families of children suffering from AIDS/HIV. […]

US singer wows in ‘Arabs Got Talent’ reality show

US singer wows in ‘Arabs Got Talent’ reality show

(BEIRUT-AFP) – An American singer who cannot even speak Arabic has come runner-up in television reality show Arabs Got Talent after wooing audiences across the Middle East. The renditions of classical Arab songs by Jennifer Grout, a petite blonde from Boston, Massachusetts, ensured she was among the three finalists in the popular show. First prize […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
2014 trends: all-in-one PCs

2014 trends: all-in-one PCs

(Relaxnews) – Consumers may be losing interest in traditional computers thanks to tablets and smartphones, but demand for the streamlined, design-focused desktops is expected to grow over the next 12 months while the rest of the PC market continues to contract. A form factor cemented in the public consciousness thanks to the iMac, an all-in-one […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Harry Potter readied for watercolor adventures

Harry Potter readied for watercolor adventures

(Relaxnews) – Is he smiling, or setting his jaw in a determined lock? Jim Kay’s Potter could be the Mona Lisa of Young Adult fiction. Harry Potter’s got a new face, courtesy of award-winning artist Jim Kay and his fully illustrated “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” to be published by Bloomsbury. A touseled mop […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Most popular videos: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Paul Walker, spoof telenovela

Most popular videos: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Paul Walker, spoof telenovela

(Relaxnews) – The debut trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is released, Paul Walker is remembered, and a spoof Mexican soap becomes one of YouTube’s most popular videos for Friday, December 6. 1) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – OFFICIAL Trailer 4.6 million total views Published: December 5, 2013 Sometimes doing the right thing can make […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Young American sings classical Arabic music, wows audiences

Young American sings classical Arabic music, wows audiences

(ZOUK MOSBEH-AFP) – Young American Jennifer Grout doesn’t speak a word of Arabic, but has taught herself to sing the Arab world’s best-known, most difficult songs, and could even win its major music competition. Her blonde hair loose and without a sign of make-up, the 23-year-old appeared before a panel of judges to audition for […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
Mandela actors hail icon, as new film tipped for boost

Mandela actors hail icon, as new film tipped for boost

(LOS ANGELES, United States-AFP) – Morgan Freeman, who played Nelson Mandela in the Oscar-nominated film “Invictus” after being chosen by the icon himself as his favored actor, hailed the late South African leader Thursday as a “giant” of the 20th century. The anti-apartheid hero was also praised in Hollywood by the star of “Mandela: Long […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
KC finds Paulo Avelino boyfriend material

KC finds Paulo Avelino boyfriend material

Actress KC Concepcion refused to label her “relationship” with Paulo Avelino, stressing that the actor is just a “very good friend.” Concepcion said she admires Avelino for his passion as an actor and that’s what actually drew them closer. “Hinahangaan ko siya bilang aktor and since priority ko ngayon ‘yung work ko as an actress, […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Macy’s and Thalía to collaborate on clothing collection

Macy’s and Thalía to collaborate on clothing collection

(Relaxnews) – The US department store and the Mexican superstar have signed a deal for a multi-year clothing collection. Macy’s has teamed up with Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda, better known as Thalía, ‘the Queen of Latin pop’ (she has sold over 40 million records worldwide), for a new fashion collection. The Mexico City-born actor, recording artist, music producer, […]

Trailer: Spider-Man faces multiple enemies in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Trailer: Spider-Man faces multiple enemies in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

(Relaxnews) – Sony Pictures has presented the first trailer for the forthcoming sequel, in which the young superhero will measure his strength against some of his most formidable opponents. Among the most anticipated blockbusters of 2014, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” promises to be as packed with rooftop views, action and drama as the first movie […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

Nelson Mandela: his contributions to literature

(Relaxnews) – Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, created a rich legacy of written work, much of it biographical in nature, some leaning toward photographic record or even fictional anthology; all, of course, inspirational. Nelson Mandela: The Struggle Is My Life (1990) This first book now acts as a collection of Mandela’s […]

06.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Online ·
Ronaldo to open museum dedicated to himself

Ronaldo to open museum dedicated to himself

(LISBON-AFP) – Footballing legend Cristiano Ronaldo said Tuesday he is opening a museum dedicated to himself on the Portuguese island where he was born. The 28-year-old Real Madrid player will use the museum to showcase memorabilia from his hugely successful career, which began in the 1990s on the island of Madeira. Ronaldo said he would […]

Temperature rises for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Temperature rises for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

(Relaxnews) – The spotlight remains on Miami this week as Art Basel Miami Beach hits town. Overlapping with global exhibition forum Design Miami, the Art Basel event will showcase 258 galleries from 31 different countries, exhibiting the most current trends in contemporary art. The show is broken down into seven sectors covering all aspects of […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Photos ·
Rodney Yee and Tracy Anderson release new DVDs

Rodney Yee and Tracy Anderson release new DVDs

(Relaxnews) – Just in time for the holidays, two major American fitness powerhouses have released new DVDs this week. Top DVD distributor Gaiam has announced its latest from international yoga guru Rodney Yee, the “Yoga for Your Week” digital and DVD release. The program focuses on five unique practices, helping users lose weight, reduce stress, and […]

Drunk Anne Curtis slaps John Lloyd Cruz

Drunk Anne Curtis slaps John Lloyd Cruz

Anne Curtis was reportedly involved in an embarrassing confrontation with John Lloyd Cruz where she slapped the actor and two others at a bar in The Fort, Taguig. In an article published on entertainment site Pep.ph, JR Isaac, editor and publisher of Circuit Magazine, narrated to Pep editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon how the incident unfolded last […]

05.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Billy Joel unveils New York concert residency deal

Billy Joel unveils New York concert residency deal

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Grammy-winning US singer Billy Joel on Tuesday announced a residency deal with Madison Square Garden that will see him play once a month at the iconic New York venue “as long as there is demand.” The deal makes Joel the Garden’s first-ever “music franchise” — he joins the New York Knicks, Rangers […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘American Hustle’ wins over New York film critics

‘American Hustle’ wins over New York film critics

(Relaxnews) – The David O. Russell feature was named best film of 2013 on December 3 at the 2013 New York Film Critics Circle Awards. “American Hustle” also received the awards for best screenplay and best actress in a supporting role (Jennifer Lawrence) in this edition of the awards presented by the association of New […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

Pussy Riot documentary makes Oscars long list

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A film about jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot and a documentary about a British war photographer killed in Libya made it onto an Oscar candidate long list published Tuesday. “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” and “Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington” are […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Google steps up its battle for Internet ‘cloud’

Google steps up its battle for Internet ‘cloud’

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet “cloud,” taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers. The California tech giant said Tuesday that its cloud platform’s key compute engine was now “generally available” after a test period, and that it has lowered prices by […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

(Relaxnews) – For fans of Jane Austen’s novels this could be a fantasy come true, but “Ever, Jane” is no “World of Warcraft” — unless you think Mrs. Bennet counts as a Regency Period troll. For in “Ever, Jane,” your conversations, kind words, and libelous gossip combine with an invitation system that hinges on players’ […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Games, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Lionsgate in talks to back Hillary Clinton biopic

Lionsgate in talks to back Hillary Clinton biopic

(Relaxnews) – The studio behind “The Hunger Games” is in early talks to produce the biographical film on the former US Secretary of State, announced The Hollywood Reporter. Titled “Rodham” after Hillary Clinton’s maiden name, the biopic will revisit the politician’s formative years, exploring her experience as a young lawyer involved in the impeachment of […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Robin urges public to keep watch on politicians

Robin urges public to keep watch on politicians

Action star Robin Padilla urged the public to remain vigilant even after the Supreme Court has declared the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), more known as the pork barrel, as unconstitutional. Padilla said the duty of the people to be watchful over the conduct of the country’s elected officials should not stop at the court’s […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sasha Pivovarova embodies Lolita Lempicka’s ‘Mon Rouge’

Sasha Pivovarova embodies Lolita Lempicka’s ‘Mon Rouge’

(Relaxnews) – For the campaign for its new lipstick, Mon Rouge, Lolita Lempicka called upon Russian supermodel Sasha Pivovarova, who is already the face of the brand’s Elle L’Aime fragrance. Presented in an elegant case, adorned with the gold letters of the Lolita Lempicka logo over a background that matches the lip color, the new […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment ·
Chanel takes us to the set of Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘The Return’

Chanel takes us to the set of Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘The Return’

(Relaxnews) – The haute couture and cosmetics brand has released the second teaser for its much-anticipated short film “The Return,” written and directed by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld. This second teaser takes us behind the scenes of “The Return” for an interview with actress Géraldine Chaplin, who stars in the film as Coco Chanel. […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Giant ‘pop-up book’ showcases ‘The Hobbit’ scenery

Giant ‘pop-up book’ showcases ‘The Hobbit’ scenery

(Relaxnews) – Sent with love from New Zealand to Los Angeles is a giant pop-up book illustrating four filming locations that became part of “The Hobbit.” Set up within the grounds of the Beverly Hilton hotel, the display is on site for a five-day stint in anticipation of the December 2 premiere of “The Hobbit: […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
More Americans spend less on Black Friday sales

More Americans spend less on Black Friday sales

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – More Americans took advantage of early holiday season sales than last year, but they spent less — and online sales fared better than brick-and-mortar stores, a survey showed Sunday. About 141 million people, or 59 percent of the adult American population, shopped or intended to shop for so-called Black Friday deals from Thursday […]

03.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Paul Walker’s death: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ postponed, not canceled

Paul Walker’s death: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ postponed, not canceled

(Relaxnews) – Universal is likely to delay the next feature in the racing movie franchise, initially expected to arrive in theaters in July 2014, following the death of one of its stars, Paul Walker. Walker died in a car accident over the weekend. The 40-year-old actor, who played Brian O’Connor in the “Fast & Furious” […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Snapchat finds its niche with disappearing messages

Snapchat finds its niche with disappearing messages

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – For 13-year-old Coral Fairchild, Snapchat trumps old-style text messaging as the way to socialize with friends in the mobile Internet age. The northern California girl adds mustaches to faces in pictures or speech bubbles using touch-screen features that allow people to draw on Snapchat images being sent. “You can take a regular […]

S. Korean wins Red Bull world breakdancing title

S. Korean wins Red Bull world breakdancing title

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korean Kim Hong-Yeol, a.k.a. Hong10, trumped reigning champion Mounir from France to take the Red Bull world breakdancing crown before a rapturous home crowd in Seoul on Saturday. The 28-year-old snatched the title in a final dance-off against the 2012 winner, after 14 other contenders for the global b-boy championship had been […]

02.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Entertainment, Music ·
Write a song for Ricky Martin to perform on 2014 FIFA World Cup album

Write a song for Ricky Martin to perform on 2014 FIFA World Cup album

(Relaxnews) – On December 2, Sony will launch SuperSong, an international music contest in which the winning song will be included on the official album of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, taking place in Brazil next summer. Ricky Martin will head up the jury tasked with selecting the winning song. The Puerto Rican star is […]

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

Elon Musk: a man on a mission

(Relaxnews) – Whether it be reaching for the stars or changing people’s attitudes to electric cars, in 2013 the South African-born serial entrepreneur and visionary showed he was doing more than anyone in Silicon Valley to demonstrate how technology can revolutionize the way we live our lives. No wonder people are calling him the next […]

‘Fast and Furious’ actor Walker dies in crash

‘Fast and Furious’ actor Walker dies in crash

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Paul Walker, one of the stars of the popular “Fast and Furious” fast-car action movies, died in an auto crash on Saturday, his publicists said on his social media accounts. “It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident […]

30.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, U.S. News ·
Kennedy scion is star of Paris debutantes ball

Kennedy scion is star of Paris debutantes ball

(PARIS-AFP) – At Christian Dior in Paris, Kyra Kennedy, great niece of the late US president John F.Kennedy, carefully descends a grand staircase in a powder blue couture dress and towering heels. The 18-year-old has just finished her final dress fitting before Saturday’s Debutantes Ball, one of the social events of the year at which […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Keep yourself safe on Cyber Monday

Keep yourself safe on Cyber Monday

(Relaxnews) – US consumers are expected to spend over $2 billion online on Monday as the nation takes to the web to source the best deals on holiday gifts. However, in all of the excitement it could be very easy to fall prey to spammers, scammers and malware. Indeed, two thirds of retailers claim to […]

Watch: Prada’s new Resort 2014 film

Watch: Prada’s new Resort 2014 film

(Relaxnews) – A new campaign film from Prada is always a treat, and the brand’s latest video, for the Resort 2014 collection, doesn’t let down. Set to the mysterious piano soundtrack of “Daydreaming” by Minneapolis band Dark Dark Dark, the short film shows off the dark yet colorful aesthetic of Steven Meisel’s latest Prada campaign, […]

29.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
27th Star Awards nominee ‘My Husband’s Lover’ – The US Tour

27th Star Awards nominee ‘My Husband’s Lover’ – The US Tour

Aired over GMA 7, “My Husband’s Lover” is the highest rating teleserye during its season that ran from June to October, 2013. Running a total of ninety-four (94) episodes, with a very unique story, high quality production and stellar cast, the well-made series  received rave reviews and has trended among Filipinos (and non-Filipinos, too!) worldwide.  As a […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in ‘Frozen’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Disney has given a chilly makeover to a traditional fairy tale in its latest animated release “Frozen,” which could be in the running for an Oscar. The movie is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” — 25 years after Disney’s last Andersen adaptation, “The Little Mermaid” — even if it […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Thanksgiving ·
David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

David Beckham rides for Belstaff in new video

(Relaxnews) – The famous footballer gets on his bike for the British fashion brand. Belstaff has released a cool new biking video showing off its newest collections in a short film by Justin Stokes. A gang of guys head out on vintage rides, rolling at a leisurely pace (there’s plenty of time for a fried breakfast) through the […]

Rachelle Anne Go to be part of ‘Miss Saigon’ revival

Rachelle Anne Go to be part of ‘Miss Saigon’ revival

SINGER Rachelle Ann Go will travel to London this summer as she was cast to portray the role of GiGi in revival of the hit international musical “Miss Saigon”. The good news was first posted by award-winning singer Lea Salonga on her official Twitter account. Salonga played the lead role of Kim in the original […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Trailer: the making of a hero in ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’

Trailer: the making of a hero in ‘Hercules: The Legend Begins’

(Relaxnews) – Kellan Lutz, revealed to the public through the “Twilight” film series, stars in the role of the Greco-Roman demigod in the forthcoming feature. Summit Entertainment has released the first theatrical trailer for “Hercules: The Legend Begins” ahead of its arrival in US theaters January 10. In just over two minutes, the trailer goes […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
All-female line-up for Costa Novel Award category

All-female line-up for Costa Novel Award category

(Relaxnews) – “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson, “Unexpected Lessons in Love” by the late Bernadine Bishop, “Instructions for a Heatwave” by Maggie O’Farrell and “All the Birds, Singing” by Evie Wyld comprise the Costa Book Awards’ category for best novel. Kate Atkinson won the Costa (or the Whitbread Award, as it was then) with […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin’s historic Zoo Palast cinema re-opens Thursday after a major renovation to restore the sparkle to the former Cold War-era theatre, once the star-studded cultural boast of the city. The Zoo Palast, which owes its name to a nearby city-centre zoological garden, was built in the mid-1950s out of the ashes of a […]

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

(Relaxnews) – Released this month, the app “So Many Stars” takes pieces from Andy Warhol’s early “So!” collection and turns them into interactive, animated pieces. Dogs enlarge in size, spaghetti is consumed, and fish splish in illustration of the concepts behind pieces like “You Are So Little and You Are So Big,” “You Are So […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

(London-AFP) – Britain’s Prince William teamed up with US pop royalty Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on Tuesday night to perform an impromptu version of “Livin’ On A Prayer” at his home, Kensington Palace. The trio belted out the Bon Jovi classic at the end of a gala event at the London palace in […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

(Relaxnews) – After “Sucker Punch” and “Spring Breakers,” the American starlet tackles her most emotionally complex role yet in this drama adapted from a true story. Yahoo!Movies has uploaded the official trailer for “Gimme Shelter,” starring Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Apple Bailey, a 16-year-old girl who finds herself pregnant and living on the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

(Relaxnews) – MGM is preparing an update of the action movie “Road House,” Thewrap.com reports. “Fast and Furious” and “xXx” director Rob Cohen will helm the remake of the 1989 film, starring Patrick Swayze opposite Ben Gazzara. “Roadhouse” was a box-office flop, but it gained something of a cult following in the following decades amongst […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Batmobile replica heading to auction

Batmobile replica heading to auction

(Relaxnews) – An almost exact replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile is poised to go under the hammer at a Historics at Brooklands auction this weekend in the UK where it could fetch up to $140,000. All that’s missing from the custom-built homage are the side-mounted, pop-up Browning machine guns, but all of the other details, from […]

Five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year

Five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year

(Relaxnews) – Diets involving gulping air rather than food, avoiding gluten like the plague, and replacing sensible meals with booze rank as some of the worst celebrity diets to avoid. With the approach of January, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has shared its annual top five worst celebrity diets for the coming year. For the […]

David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has been tapped to serve as a consultant and partner in the development of Las Vegas Sands properties in Singapore and the gaming capital of the world, Macao. It’s the latest business venture for the former soccer player, who has parlayed his global stardom into everything from underwear to electronics, soda […]

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sets worldwide box office ablaze

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sets worldwide box office ablaze

(Relaxnews) – Moviegoers arrived in droves to see the latest episode in the adventures of Katniss Everdeen, resulting in $307.73 million in revenues worldwide for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” at the end of its first weekend in theaters on November 24, Rentrak reports. Released in 64 territories, the dystopian film headlined by Jennifer Lawrence […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp to return to Wonderland

Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp to return to Wonderland

(Relaxnews) – The Australian starlet and the American actor have agreed to reprise their roles from the 2010 film “Alice in Wonderland” in a forthcoming sequel, Deadline.com reports. Mia Wasikowska will return as Alice in this currently untitled sequel, and Johnny Depp will again appear in his unforgettable Mad Hatter guise. Like the 2010 film […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Taylor Swift, Timberlake win at American Music Awards

Taylor Swift, Timberlake win at American Music Awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Pop diva Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards (AMA) Sunday, while other big winners included British boy band One Direction and crooner Justin Timberlake. Swift, who took to the stage in a shiny golden mini-dress, also won favorite country artist and favorite country album for […]

25.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Hugh Jackman reveals treated for skin cancer

Hugh Jackman reveals treated for skin cancer

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Australian actor Hugh Jackman revealed Thursday that he had been treated for skin cancer, posting a picture of himself with a plaster on his nose. The Oscar-nominated Hollywood star warned Twitter followers to have suspicious marks checked and to use sunscreen. “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked,” he […]

23.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Harry Potter stamps rattle US philatelists

Harry Potter stamps rattle US philatelists

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The loss-making US Postal Service (USPS) introduced Harry Potter stamps Tuesday, delighting fans of the fictional boy wizard but angering some philatelists who complain he’s not American. The limited edition of 20 stamps feature images of Scottish author J.K. Rowling’s best-selling character “with the friends, heroes, villains and creatures that make up his […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
1.6 billion people on social networks: study

1.6 billion people on social networks: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An estimated 1.61 billion people, more than one in five globally, will log in to social networking sites at least monthly this year, the research firm eMarketer said Tuesday. The study said the number was up 14.2 percent from a year ago and growth will push that number up to 2.33 billion by […]

20.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
No wedding plans yet for Richard, Sarah Lahbati

No wedding plans yet for Richard, Sarah Lahbati

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Richard Gutierrez denied rumors that he and his girlfriend, actress Sarah Lahbati, are planning to tie the knot in the near future. This comes after Lahbati was rumored to have given birth to their child in Switzerland months back. Gutierrez said he gets surprised whenever people ask him things – which mostly […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Dakota Fanning to headline road movie as 1980s punk

Dakota Fanning to headline road movie as 1980s punk

(Relaxnews) – The American actress, who turns 20 next year, will star in a coming-of-age movie from Gerardo Naranjo, the Mexican filmmaker behind the 2011 film “Miss Bala.” Fanning, who starred opposite Sean Penn at age eight in “I Am Sam” in 2001, has been cast as a roadie traveling across America with a punk […]

19.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Katy Perry atop global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry atop global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Katy Perry tops the Starcount global social media chart from November 11-17, a week that started with chatter following the MTV EMAs and ended with a TV appearance by Lady Gaga. 1. Katy Perry Katy Perry gained over 500,000 new Twitter followers over the past week and more than 240,000 Instagram followers. She also gained […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Lee Pace enters Lance Armstrong biopic

Lee Pace enters Lance Armstrong biopic

(Relaxnews) – The American actor will join Ben Foster and Chris O’Dowd on the set of this Stephen Frears feature, according to Thewrap.com. Lee Pace, introduced to US audiences through his role on “Pushing Daisies,” has joined the cast of this still untitled feature, produced by Working Title and StudioCanal. The actor’s role in the […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Hugh Jackman considers another musical

Hugh Jackman considers another musical

(Relaxnews) – After showing his vocal prowess in “Les Misérables,” the Australian actor may join the cast of another film adaptation of a Broadway musical, titled “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Hugh Jackman, who recently appeared in the drama “Prisoners,” plans to continue his eclectic career through a role in a musical comedy. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Angeline Jolie gets honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

Angeline Jolie gets honorary Oscar for humanitarian work

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A-list movie star Angelina Jolie was awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work late Saturday at the Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Veteran actress Angela Lansbury, comedian Steve Martin, and Italian costume designer Pietro Tosi also received awards at the annual ceremony organized by the Board of Governors of the Academy […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Julia Barretto: I’m a KathNiel fan!

Julia Barretto: I’m a KathNiel fan!

SHOWBIZ newbie Julia Barretto clarified that Daniel Padilla did not visit her on the set of her newest Kapamilya television series “Mirabella.” The 16-year-old said Daniel came not to see her and she was not on the set of the program when the actor dropped by for a visit. “Hindi totoo ‘yun kasi wala akong […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Take a book, leave a book: tiny libraries thrive in US

Take a book, leave a book: tiny libraries thrive in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Technology has given readers new ways to curl up with a good book, but the latest trend in Washington is surprisingly old-school: “little libraries,” stuffed with paperbacks, cropping up on front lawns. There’s no card catalogue or late fees. The informal lending libraries work under a simple principle: “take a book, return a […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
ABS-CBN Mounts All-Star Benefit Concert for Earthquake and ‘Yolanda’ Survivors

ABS-CBN Mounts All-Star Benefit Concert for Earthquake and ‘Yolanda’ Survivors

“Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na: An All-Star Benefit Concert” to be staged on Saturday at the Big Dome…” ABS-CBN will stage a star-studded benefit concert on Saturday, November 16 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum to raise funds for the survivors of all calamity-stricken areas in the country, including Cebu and Bohol that were hit by […]

18.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Filipino Actor, Raymond Bagatsing, to be honored at OneFilAm Festival

Filipino Actor, Raymond Bagatsing, to be honored at OneFilAm Festival

Raymond Bagatsing, one of the Philippines’ most celebrated super stars and a multi-award winning actor, will be the honorary guest at the OneFilAm Festival on November 16th, in Hollywood, California. He’ll receive a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, as a highly regarded Filipino actor, for his contribution to film.  Being in the spotlight comes naturally to Mr Bagatsing, who comes from […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Ker-pow! Batkid saves Gotham City, wins Obama praise

Ker-pow! Batkid saves Gotham City, wins Obama praise

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – A five-year-old boy recovering from cancer became a superhero for a day Friday, as San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City and thousands turned out to see the Batkid fly to the rescue. Even President Barack Obama got in on the act after the story went viral, sending pint-size caped crusader Miles […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
THE 12th GAWAD AMERIKA AWARDS Recognizing Only The Best of The Filipino-American Talents

THE 12th GAWAD AMERIKA AWARDS Recognizing Only The Best of The Filipino-American Talents

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW? By: Jennifer Stein-New York News Flash The Organization: The Gawad Amerika started in 1996 as a civic organization called the “Gawad Amerika Foundation” (GAF). It was founded by its Chairman of the Board and civic leader, Charles Simbulan who has a strong and dynamic vision of helping and cultivating the talents of young […]

16.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Most blogged artists: M83, Marissa Nadler

Most blogged artists: M83, Marissa Nadler

(Relaxnews) – French electro artist M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, takes a top spot in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart on November 14, and Boston-based singer Marissa Nadler appears with a first track off her upcoming album. M83 has just shared “Ali & Matthias,” part of his score for the film “You and the […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Trailer: Shailene Woodley combats conformity in ‘Divergent’

Trailer: Shailene Woodley combats conformity in ‘Divergent’

(Relaxnews) – Fans of Veronica Roth’s bestselling trilogy can now watch the first full-length trailer for the film adaptation, which arrives in American theaters on March 21, 2014. Nearly three months after releasing the first teaser for the film, Summit Entertainment has presented a trailer of over two minutes, revealing more about the plot of […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: Russell Crowe faces the flood in ‘Noah’

Trailer: Russell Crowe faces the flood in ‘Noah’

(Relaxnews) – Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s dramatic biblical saga. The new trailer, in just over two minutes, provides the first extended look at “Noah,” which promises to be one of the most riveting and surprising films of next spring. The footage suggests that the director of “The Fountain” and […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Grammys organizers announce TV tribute to Beatles

Grammys organizers announce TV tribute to Beatles

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Grammys organizers announced Thursday plans for a tribute show to the Beatles on the 50th anniversary of their iconic Ed Sullivan show appearance, with today’s top stars performing Fab Four hits. The Recording Academy, which organizes music’s equivalent of the Oscars, will bring together artists in Los Angeles the day after the […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Anne Curtis sells clothes to help Yolanda victims

Anne Curtis sells clothes to help Yolanda victims

ACTRESS Anne Curtis helped raised money for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayan region. The “It’s Showtime” host conducted an impromptu garage sale Sunday afternoon at the Market Market in Taguig City. Anne, with the help of her younger sibling Jasmine Curtis-Smith and boyfriend Erwann Heussaff, sold old clothes, shoes, bags and […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Video: Angelina Jolie is ‘Maleficent’ in new teaser

Video: Angelina Jolie is ‘Maleficent’ in new teaser

(Relaxnews) – Disney has released the first footage from its big-budget film, which revisits the legend of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of the evil sorceress. The video reveals Angelina Jolie in the role of the wicked fairy godmother, Maleficent, a character based on the antagonist in Disney’s animated version of “Sleeping Beauty,” […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Isabel Marant for H&M collection on sale Thursday

Isabel Marant for H&M collection on sale Thursday

(Relaxnews) – After five long months of waiting, fashion connoisseurs will finally be able to shop the most anticipated collection of the year starting on Thursday, November 14. The Isabel Marant for H&M collection was officially presented on October 24 at an exclusive event at the Tennis Club in Paris, which was decorated for the […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
David Beckham for H&M Bodywear: new pieces for the holidays

David Beckham for H&M Bodywear: new pieces for the holidays

(Relaxnews) – Just ahead of the Christmas holidays, the soccer star H&M Bodywear line is getting new masculine underwear and loungewear pieces. While the David Beckham Bodywear at H&M line consists mainly of boxers and briefs, this latest collection emphasizes clothes for relaxation and sleep. Men looking forward to staying toasty indoors this winter can […]

‘Star Wars 7’: Disney opens two major roles to online auditions

‘Star Wars 7’: Disney opens two major roles to online auditions

(Relaxnews) – Young actors and “Star Wars” fans around the world now have a shot at joining the cast of the next episode in one of two major roles through an online audition. Disney decided to cast a wide net for the roles of Rachel and Thomas, two new characters in the Star Wars universe. […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Britney Spears reveals ‘Britney Jean’ tracklist

Britney Spears reveals ‘Britney Jean’ tracklist

(Relaxnews) – The full track listing for Britney Spears’s upcoming album has been released via Twitter and reveals collaborations with will.i.am and T.I. “Britney Jean,” due out December 2/3, includes Spears’s two latest singles, “Work B**ch” and “Perfume,” as well as a second version of “Perfume” and a track featuring her sister, Jamie Lynn. It […]

14.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Rayver approves of rumored Matteo-Sarah romance

Rayver approves of rumored Matteo-Sarah romance

Rayver Cruz expressed support for his friend Matteo Guidicelli, who is now being romantically linked to Sarah Geronimo, who was once also involved with the actor-dancer. “Basta kung saan masaya ang bawat isa. Si Matt, nakikita kong masaya si Matt ngayon kapag dumarating sa shooting so happy ako,” Cruz said. The actor also stressed that […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Campari unveils 2014 celebrity calendar starring Uma Thurman

Campari unveils 2014 celebrity calendar starring Uma Thurman

(Relaxnews) – The famous Italian beverage has presented the images from its latest celebrity calendar. This 15th edition highlights the classic beauty of one of Quentin Tarantino’s muses, Uma Thurman, and the theme “Worldwide Celebrations.” The images were shot by photographer Koto Bolofo. Each month within the calendar honors a particular culture and one of […]

Most blogged artists: Metronomy, Snowbird

Most blogged artists: Metronomy, Snowbird

(Relaxnews) – Metronomy, the project of British singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Joseph Mount, is on the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists chart on November 12, while edging into the top ten is Snowbird — Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde and singer/songwriter Stephanie Dosen. Metronomy has announced a new album, “Love Letters,” due out in March, and bloggers are sharing […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’, the real passions of virtual love

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’, the real passions of virtual love

(ROME-AFP) – US director Spike Jonze’s latest flick “Her”, in competition at Rome’s film festival this week, is a witty, poignant tale of love between a man and a disembodied voice which explores the staggering potential of technology but also its limits. The film, which had its European premiere at the festival on Sunday, sees […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Victoria’s Secret runway show: what to expect

Victoria’s Secret runway show: what to expect

(Relaxnews) – This year’s Victoria’s Secret show is set to be another barnstormer as some of the fashion world’s biggest names hit the runway in the American lingerie label’s annual extravaganza. Brazilian duo Alessandra Ambrósio and Adriana Lima will be strutting their stuff, and Lima has already been snapped at her fittings for the 2013 edition, wearing […]

Naomi Campbell portrait to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims

Naomi Campbell portrait to raise funds for Typhoon Haiyan victims

(Relaxnews) – The British supermodel has sprung into action to help raise money for the victims of the recent Asian disaster. The enormous Asian typhoon has displaced more than 800,000 people, according to the United Nations, and killed around 10,000. So to help raise money, fashion photographer John-Paul Pietrus had Campbell sit for a special […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
One Direction releasing album on Nov. 25, planning 2014 stadium tour

One Direction releasing album on Nov. 25, planning 2014 stadium tour

(Relaxnews) – On November 25, fans of the British boy band will celebrate the release of “Midnight Memories,” available for pre-order since September. The young superstars have also announced a worldwide stadium tour for 2014. One Direction released their single “Best Song Ever” this summer, sparking a worldwide controversy that found its expression through social […]

12.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Miss Dior fragrance gets Paris exhibition

Miss Dior fragrance gets Paris exhibition

(Relaxnews) – The first perfume created by Christian Dior in 1947 is, 66 years later, an olfactory icon and the subject of a special retrospective exhibit at the Galerie Courbe of Paris’s Grand Palais, from November 13 to 25. The exhibition “Esprit Dior, Miss Dior” turns the spotlight on the French brand’s signature fragrance as […]

Time magazine cover story of ‘Gods of Food’ stokes controversy

Time magazine cover story of ‘Gods of Food’ stokes controversy

(Relaxnews) – Time magazine is getting some flack for what was supposed to be a cover story that celebrated a group of tastemakers they called “The Gods of Food.” The food community is calling the magazine out for the conspicuous absence of any ‘goddess’ chefs. The issue in question is its November 18 publication entitled […]

Celebrity chefs and writers pen food essays for Lonely Planet

Celebrity chefs and writers pen food essays for Lonely Planet

(Relaxnews) – Saveur magazine editor-in-chief James Oseland can recall with clarity the food memory that upended his life and changed his relationship to food. He was 19, traipsing through Southeast Asia where foods were too spicy, too oily, too strange, and so very foreign from the spectrum of flavors he was used to. “…my sense […]

Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

Get dressed for the gym: four brands to try

(Relaxnews) – While wearing your boyfriend’s ratty T-shirt was once considered acceptable gym attire, times (and fashions) have changed. With an eye toward urban gym-to-street looks, fit fashionistas don’t need to search too hard to find stylish wear for breaking a sweat. Here is a good start. Carbon38 Los Angeles-based Carbon38, cofounded by former Miami […]

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

Miley Cyrus lights up a joint and Amsterdam at MTV awards

(AMSTERDAM-AFP) – US pop sensationalist Miley Cyrus took her publicity-seeking further still on Sunday by smoking a cannabis joint as she received her award for Best Video at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam on Sunday. The evening’s biggest winner was hip-hop icon Eminem who took home two awards, but Cyrus, 20, kept the […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Marvel-ous ‘Thor’ hammers box office rivals

Marvel-ous ‘Thor’ hammers box office rivals

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Marvel superhero Thor hammered his rivals at the North American box office this weekend, estimated figures showed Sunday. “Thor: The Dark World,” the latest blockbuster based on Marvel’s iconic comic book character, took a hefty $86.1 million in its opening weekend, figures from Exhibitor Relations showed. Starring Australian heartthrob Chris Hemsworth as […]

11.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Swedish cinemas introduce gender bias film rating

Swedish cinemas introduce gender bias film rating

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – A cinema group in Sweden has introduced a controversial new gender bias rating to shine a spotlight on sexism in films, but critics on Thursday said the move could lead to self-censorship. To receive the new “A” rating, films must feature at least two named female actors who have a conversation about anything […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Top iPhone Apps: ‘Bitstrips,’ ‘Wallpaper for iOS 7’

Top iPhone Apps: ‘Bitstrips,’ ‘Wallpaper for iOS 7’

(Relaxnews) – The popularity of social cartoon app “Bitstrips” spreads to Canada, users in France and South Korea upgrade their phone wallpapers, and India is gripped by “BBM” fever. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on November 7, can be found below. […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
JFK’s last sailboat sketch goes up for auction

JFK’s last sailboat sketch goes up for auction

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – A sketch of a boat, done by president John F.Kennedy the day before he was assassinated, is among some 200 JFK items on sale Thursday in an online auction. The pencil drawing, doodled on stationery from Houston’s Rice Hotel, will fetch an estimated $30,000 to $40,000, said the RR Auction house, […]

09.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online ·
David Beckham for Belstaff: first campaign image

David Beckham for Belstaff: first campaign image

(Relaxnews) – The world famous athlete was announced as the face of British brand Belstaff in September, now he’s appeared in his first campaign. Celebrated photographer Peter Lindbergh shot the star on location in Buckinghamshire, England for the Belstaff Spring-Summer 2014 campaign. Inspired by the idea of “a band of brothers traveling across the English countryside” according […]

KC Montero happy for pregnant ex-wife Geneva Cruz

KC Montero happy for pregnant ex-wife Geneva Cruz

RADIO and television personality KC Montero is happy for ex-wife Geneva Cruz after the latter announced that she is expecting her first child with non-showbiz boyfriend Lee Paulsen. KC said he learned the news on Geneva’s pregnancy and upcoming wedding on the internet. He said she’s keen to have another child for so long now. […]

08.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Moto G to get Sao Paulo launch party

Moto G to get Sao Paulo launch party

(Relaxnews) – Motorola has chosen the Brazilian city as the venue for its latest global smartphone launch, which will be streamed live over the internet on November 13. Expected to be a budget version of the company’s US-only contextually aware Moto X smartphone, earlier leaks suggested that the handset would be arriving in Europe before […]

Robert Pattinson joining Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Lost City of Z’

Robert Pattinson joining Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘Lost City of Z’

(Relaxnews) – The British star has reportedly landed a role in this jungle adventure drama, a Brad Pitt production slated to be directed by James Gray. According to Hollywood trade magazine “Screen,” Robert Pattinson will appear in the forthcoming adventure movie “Lost City of Z,” which has been in the making since 2009. No details […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
December 2015 release for new ‘Star Wars’ film

December 2015 release for new ‘Star Wars’ film

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Star Wars” fans finally have a date for their diary after filmmakers announced a long-awaited new instalment of the iconic sci-fi franchise will be released on December 18, 2015. The announcement Thursday laid to rest reports suggesting that the film, announced last year for 2015, might be delayed after one of the […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Colin Farrell in ‘Winter’s Tale’

Trailer: Colin Farrell in ‘Winter’s Tale’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros has unveiled the first trailer for “Winter’s Tale,” a romantic fantasy film based on the novel by Mark Helprin. Set in New York in 1916 and the present day, the film marks the directorial debut of Akiva Goldsman, who wrotes the screenplays for “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Da Vinci Code.” […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Google ends mystery: barge to be ‘interactive space’

Google ends mystery: barge to be ‘interactive space’

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Google ended nearly two weeks of speculation about an enormous floating barge in San Francisco Bay, saying it would be “an interactive space” for learning about technology. A Google spokesperson dismissed wild conjecture about the barge, which was spotted last month by the technology news blog CNET, which spurred rumors by calling […]

Adidas launches samba-inspired football boot collection

Adidas launches samba-inspired football boot collection

(Relaxnews) – Gearing up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Adidas has just unveiled a new collection of samba-inspired football boots (or soccer cleats) to celebrate the host nation — and all the stars are wearing them. Adidas says that the new collection marks the start of the brand’s “All in or Nothing” campaign, […]

Versace gets real for Real Madrid

Versace gets real for Real Madrid

(Relaxnews) – A new agreement signed between the fashion house and the Spanish football giants will see Versace outfitting all of Real Madrid’s players, coach, management and technical staff. The players and staff at Real Madrid Club de Futbol have had a fashionable new surprise: a new formalwear wardrobe designed exclusively for them by Italian […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
New service offers fitness coaching via Skype, email

New service offers fitness coaching via Skype, email

(Relaxnews) – Having trouble sticking with your exercise routine? If so, a new online fitness coaching program called Sessions can give you access to trainers via Skype, texting, and email. Sessions, which just launched commercially, pairs users with coaches who can help you improve your fitness via regular sit-downs via Skype to discuss your daily […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Bea wants to buy apartment in New York

Bea wants to buy apartment in New York

After buying a new home, actress Bea Alonzo is setting her sights on another property. The Kapamilya star said she has always wanted to buy an apartment in New York. “Maya’t maya tumitingin ako, kaya lang hindi ko pa kaya. Pinapangarap ko talaga ‘yan, gusto ko ‘yung apartment na malaki ‘yung window, hanggang floor. Tapos […]

07.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Priyanka Chopra poses in latest Guess campaign

Priyanka Chopra poses in latest Guess campaign

(Relaxnews) – The international ready-to-wear brand chose the Indian actress, named Miss World in 2000, as the face of its Guess Holiday 2013 campaign. The shapely brunette posed for the Canadian musician-turned-photographer Bryan Adams in a Mediterranean style villa. The black and white photos reveal Priyanka Chopra’s natural beauty and glamour, as she wears a […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Glitz and politics as Russia hosts Miss Universe for first time

Glitz and politics as Russia hosts Miss Universe for first time

(MOSCOW-AFP) – Russia on Tuesday began hosting Miss Universe for the first time in the pageant’s 61-year history, with contestants from 86 countries shimmying along a catwalk in a concert hall in Moscow. Politics came near to overshadowing the glitz as one US host refused to come in protest at an anti-gay law, while the […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, World News ·
Wolverine: James Mangold in talks to direct Hugh Jackman again

Wolverine: James Mangold in talks to direct Hugh Jackman again

(Relaxnews) – After directing “The Wolverine” this year, the 49-year-old director could soon reunite with Hugh Jackman for another movie on the clawed mutant. According to Deadline.com, James Mangold is negotiating with Fox to write the treatment for another “Wolverine” movie. The agreement will mark the first step on the road to Mangold’s return to […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg to play couple on the run

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg to play couple on the run

(Relaxnews) – Five years after “Adventureland,” the two young actors will be reunited on the set of the forthcoming action comedy “American Ultra.” Recently seen in “Now You See Me,” Jesse Eisenberg will play the protagonist, a young pothead whose life is turned upside down one evening when he realizes the government has plans to […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
‘MLB: The Show’ baseball series stepping onto PS4

‘MLB: The Show’ baseball series stepping onto PS4

(Relaxnews) – The baseball season might only just have finished, but for the developers of “MLB 14: The Show” it’s an opportune time to annouce the next in their long-running series. Starting with the 2014 iteration — which will be released on PlayStation 4, PS3 and Vita — career mode progression will be transferable between […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Giorgio Armani and Daniel Libeskind team up for Philippines skyscraper

Giorgio Armani and Daniel Libeskind team up for Philippines skyscraper

(Relaxnews) – Italian fashion legend Giorgio Armani will help design properties in a luxurious new development in the Philippines. Part of the Century Spire development, which is set to open in 2018, the building is located in Century City, a group of skyscrapers in Makati, Philippines which also includes a Trump Tower, as well as the […]

Janis Joplin gets posthumous Hollywood star

Janis Joplin gets posthumous Hollywood star

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Singing legend Janis Joplin was honored Monday with a star on Hollywood’s storied Walk of Fame more than four decades after her death from a drug overdose. The raspy-voiced singing star was immortalized on the famous Hollywood walk at a ceremony attended by her brother Michael and sister Laura, while country music […]

05.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Dennis Trillo on Luis-Jennylyn split: ‘Wala akong kinalaman diyan!’

Dennis Trillo on Luis-Jennylyn split: ‘Wala akong kinalaman diyan!’

“My Husband’s Lover” star Dennis Trillo denied causing the recent breakup of Luis Manzano and Jennylyn Mercado, with whom he had a nearly one-year relationship until March 2011. Speaking with reporters shortly after a recent press conference for his new film “Sapi,” which hits theaters on November 6, Trillo said he found rumors tagging him […]

05.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Post-war heavyweights dominate New York auctions

Post-war heavyweights dominate New York auctions

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Some of the finest masterpieces of 20th century art are the highlights of New York’s November auction season, poised to set new sales records in a flourishing market. The sum total of impressionist, modern, post-war and contemporary art being offered by Christie’s and Sotheby’s is expected to fetch more than $1.5 […]

05.11.2013 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Meadham Kirchhoff team up with Topshop for new range

Meadham Kirchhoff team up with Topshop for new range

(Relaxnews) – The London-based Anglo-French design duo has teamed up with Topshop for a new capsule collection. Fans of Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s off-the-wall designs will again be able to get their hands on their subversively traditional aesthetic (think Victorian frills and 21st century thrills) at Topshop. This is the second time Meadham Kirchhoff have worked with the fashion-forward […]

Jay Z announces ‘Gold’ fragrance for men

Jay Z announces ‘Gold’ fragrance for men

(Relaxnews) – Currently on a worldwide tour in support of his latest album “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” the American rapper has announced the release of his first fragrance. The men’s fragrance Gold Jay Z is described as a “white fougere” and comes in a white bottle topped by a gold cap that adds a touch […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
Elizabeth and James unveils Nirvana fragrances

Elizabeth and James unveils Nirvana fragrances

(Relaxnews) – The fashion brand, headed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, has unveiled two new perfumes. Called Nirvana White and Nirvana Black (and appropriately packaged in matching black and white bottles designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and inspired by vintage gold mirrors), the two scents are the Olsen twins’ first foray into the fragrance […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Phil to Angel’s fans: Thank you for supporting us

Phil to Angel’s fans: Thank you for supporting us

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid the confirmation of his split from former girlfriend Angel Locsin, Phil Younghusband on Friday thanked those who supported his relationship with the TV star. The 26-year-old football player opted not to comment on his separation from the 28-year-old actress, but said he is grateful to the fans who followed their relationship […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Ender’s Game’ tops N. American box office

‘Ender’s Game’ tops N. American box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Ender’s Game,” Harrison Ford’s science fiction return to the big screen, easily topped the North American Box Office on its debut weekend, according to preliminary figures released Sunday. The film, which depicts a battle to save the human race from alien attack, took $28 million in theaters, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said, […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
2014 Oscars race: key dates ahead of the ceremony

2014 Oscars race: key dates ahead of the ceremony

(Relaxnews) – A list of the major film nominations and awards that will be announced between now and March 2, 2014, when the 2014 Oscar winners will be revealed at the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony, presented by Ellen DeGeneres. Wednesday, December 4 The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures announces the winners of its 2013 awards, […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Olympics: Likely stars of 2014 Olympic Games

Olympics: Likely stars of 2014 Olympic Games

(MOSCOW-AFP) – The 2014 Winter Olympics get underway in Sochi on February 7. Here AFP Sports highlights some of the names likely to star at the 16-day showpiece. ALPINE SKIING Lindsey Vonn (USA) Skiing’s most glamorous star, Vonn has been fighting to return from a knee injury suffered in February. With four overall World Cup […]

04.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
When it comes to managing health, Americans go digital

When it comes to managing health, Americans go digital

(Relaxnews) – This year, some 95 million Americans have used their mobile phones to access health data — a big jump from last year’s 75 million, according to new data. Findings also showed that 45 percent of adults with a chronic condition rely on the internet to manage their condition, while 38 percent said their […]

Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Giorgio Armani

Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Giorgio Armani

(Relaxnews) – A teaser for Martin Scorsese’s Dolce & Gabbana ad, a world of red luxury at Valentino and highlights from the Giorgio Armani One Night Only NYC event. Here’s our pick of the best fashion films from the past seven days. Dolce & Gabbana The fashion world is eagerly awaiting the new Martin Scorsese […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Jessy asked: Jeric or Jeron?

Jessy asked: Jeric or Jeron?

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – “Maria Mercedes” star Jessy Mendiola had a quick answer when asked to pick between brothers Jeric and Jeron Teng, who both identified her to be their biggest “showbiz crush.” The 24-year-old actress, at the sidelines of the filming for the hit series on Tuesday, was asked who she thinks is more skilled […]

02.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Boy band Jonas Brothers announce split ‘for now’

Boy band Jonas Brothers announce split ‘for now’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Heartthrob boy band the Jonas Brothers are breaking up, at least “for now,” they announced Tuesday, a few weeks after canceling their latest tour due to “deep rifts” between the trio. The group, whose career took off five years ago with Disney films and TV shows, said they decided “unanimously” to split […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Entourage’ movie moving forward

‘Entourage’ movie moving forward

(Relaxnews) – The popular HBO show is finally on its way to the big screen, according to the show’s creator, Doug Ellin. Ellin used his Twitter account (@mrdougellin) to share the news with fans. “It’s a Go. Love You All,” he wrote, adding a photo of the cast of “Entourage,” which ran for eight seasons […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Short Film “Freight Train” to Screen at One Fil-Am Festival

Short Film “Freight Train” to Screen at One Fil-Am Festival

With Special Appearances by Raymond Bagatsing, Radhaa Nilia, and Ayvee Verzonilla LOS ANGELES CA – 2013 short film Freight Train will screen at Barnsdall Gallery Theater at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027 on November 16th, 2013 at 3:30pm. A special appearance will be made by Actor Raymond Bagatsing, Actress/Producer Radhaa Nilia, and Producer/Songwriter […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings, Photos ·
‘She’s the One’ hits P100-M mark

‘She’s the One’ hits P100-M mark

Actress Bea Alonzo had more reasons to celebrate her birthday after her latest movie “She’s the One” passed the P100-million mark in the local box office on its second week in theaters. The good news was announced on “ASAP” on Sunday, where Alonzo celebrated her birthday. “I am so happy. Thank you po sa mga […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Facebook may predict whether or not your relationship will last

Facebook may predict whether or not your relationship will last

(Relaxnews) – Facebook officially knows everything about you. According to a new study, the social media network may even be able to predict whether or not your relationship will last. Cornell University’s Jon Kleinberg and Facebook engineer Lars Backstrom analyzed 1.3 million random Facebook users who listed their spouse or significant other on their profile […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Harry Potter’s Radcliffe to play Coe in athletics film

Harry Potter’s Radcliffe to play Coe in athletics film

(LONDON-AFP) – Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is to play British athletics great Sebastian Coe in a film about his rivalry with fellow middle-distance runner Steve Ovett, filmmakers announced on Wednesday. “Gold” will examine the tussles between countrymen Coe and Ovett, who exchanged titles and world records during the early 1980s. Ovett beat Coe over […]

Blake Lively is the latest face of L’Oréal Paris

Blake Lively is the latest face of L’Oréal Paris

(Relaxnews) – The 26-year-old actress has been unveiled as the latest brand ambassador for the French cosmetics giant. Former “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively is the latest face of L’Oréal Paris, joining a star-studded list of the brand’s ambassadors, who include Julianne Moore, Freida Pinto, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Beyoncé Knowles, Lara Stone, Hugh Laurie, Laetitia […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Gerard Butler to save London in ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ sequel

Gerard Butler to save London in ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – The Scottish actor will return to the screen as Mike Banning for the sequel to the successful action film released last March. The producers of “London Has Fallen” are currently presenting this sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen” at the American Film Market in Los Angeles. The screenplay will focus on a large-scale terrorist attack […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Kate Winslet held captive in “Labor Day”

Trailer: Kate Winslet held captive in “Labor Day”

(Relaxnews) – Paramount has released the first trailer for Jason Reitman’s forthcoming drama, adapted from the Joyce Maynard novel of the same name. Premiered exclusively through Slashfilm.com, the first trailer shows Kate Winslet in the role of Adele, a depressed single mother who, along with her young teenage son, is taken hostage by a fugitive […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off in the works

‘How I Met Your Mother’ spin-off in the works

(Relaxnews) – The world of the popular sitcom will likely live on beyond its last season through a spin-off, which is currently being developed under the working title “How I Met Your Father.” According to Deadline.com, CBS is preparing a spin-off to appeal to the numerous fans of “How I Met Your Mother,” which will […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Walking Dead’ renewed for 5th season

‘The Walking Dead’ renewed for 5th season

(Relaxnews) – The immensely popular zombie series will continue after its current season, airing now on AMC. It’s no surprise that AMC has renewed “The Walking Dead,” which has become one of the most successful shows in the history of American cable TV. Adapted from the Robert Kirkman comic book series, “The Walking Dead” made […]

01.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dantes, Alonzo, Gil shine in “She’s the One”

Dantes, Alonzo, Gil shine in “She’s the One”

Top-grossing Filipino romantic comedy now showing in 42 theatres in U.S. & Canada    REDWOOD CITY, CA, October 25, 2013 – Love in the digital age is not necessarily a novel topic in movies today.  But in ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s latest 20th anniversary offering, She’s the One, new life and a fresh spin was injected to the familiar story of […]

30.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Rachel McAdams headed for space with Keanu Reeves

Rachel McAdams headed for space with Keanu Reeves

(Relaxnews) – The Canadian actress is in talks to replace Reese Witherspoon in the futuristic romance “Passengers.” The star of Richard Curtis’s “About Time,” Rachel McAdams is negotiating the female lead in the forthcoming science-fiction film opposite Keanu Reeves, Variety reports. Director Brian Kirk (“Game of Thrones,” ” Dexter”) will make his film debut behind […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A smartpen for those that still love paper

A smartpen for those that still love paper

(Relaxnews) – The Livescribe 3 automatically transfers handwritten notes to a smartphone or tablet screen but also has a capacitive tip so that it can be used like a stylus on any supported touchscreen device. Offering users the best of both worlds, the Livescribe3 is a premium ballpoint pen that, when used with a Livescribe […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Science & Technology ·
The villains of “Batman: Arkham Origins”: launch trailer introduces lesser-known faces

The villains of “Batman: Arkham Origins”: launch trailer introduces lesser-known faces

(Relaxnews) – Black Mask emerges as the charismatic leader of a criminal fraternity out for Batman’s hide in the Dark Knight’s 2013 video game outing, “Batman: Arkham Origins.” A prequel to the two previous “Arkham” title, as its name implies, “Batman: Arkham Origins” is also the first original title out of Warner Bros. Games Montreal. […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: Chris Evans returns as Captain America in ‘The Winter Soldier’

Trailer: Chris Evans returns as Captain America in ‘The Winter Soldier’

(Relaxnews) – Just ahead of the launch of “Thor: The Dark World,” Marvel Studios has released the official trailer for one of its most anticipated films of 2014: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Chris Evans once again returns to the role of the patriotic hero, who remains disconnected from the modern world after being frozen […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
The right app at the right time

The right app at the right time

(Relaxnews) – Pitched as the lockscreen that learns, Cover is a contextually aware app, developed by a group of ex-Google employees, that learns a user’s behavior and understands physical location in order to sort apps and display the right ones at the right time on the lockscreen. So for example, at work, the calendar, LinkedIn […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
One Kapamilya Go 2013 rouses thousands with world-class, coast-to-coast spectacle

One Kapamilya Go 2013 rouses thousands with world-class, coast-to-coast spectacle

TFC thrills fans with dazzling concert performances in Prudential Center & California’s Great America    REDWOOD CITY, CA, October 25, 2013 – “Sulit na sulit! Sana maulit muli!” It is with purposeful intent that One Kapamilya Go 2013 was billed as the apotheosis of the TFC Sama Saya series in North America.  Not only was it a fitting climax to the annual […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Bobbi Brown launches Old Hollywood collection

Bobbi Brown launches Old Hollywood collection

(Relaxnews) – The US cosmetics label has unveiled a new holiday season collection of products inspired by Hollywood’s most iconic screen sirens. According to makeup legend Bobbi Brown there’s a new rule in holiday season makeup: “it’s about what makes you feel glamorous.” For that reason the company has gone back to the glory days of Tinseltown for […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, International Stars ·
Gaultier sizzles in New York museum retrospective

Gaultier sizzles in New York museum retrospective

(NEW YORK CITY, United States-AFP) – A dazzling retrospective featuring the masterpieces of couture superstar Jean Paul Gaultier opens in New York on Friday, sizzling with wit and oozing sex appeal. The Brooklyn Museum exhibition unites under one roof objects as diverse as the French designer’s childhood teddy bear, a picture of his grandmother and […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
New ‘Forza 5’ shots show shiny motors

New ‘Forza 5’ shots show shiny motors

(AFP) – The Mini Cooper, Audi R8 Coupé, BMW 1 Series Coupe and Lamborghini Aventador star in the latest garage gallery for Xbox One launch title “Forza Motorsport 5.” Mini’s mobile John Cooper Works, the sleek 2013 Audi R8 V10, and the Baby Bimmer are shown off as part of the “Forza” showroom feature, building […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Games, Motoring ·
Space tourism is around the corner, at least for the rich

Space tourism is around the corner, at least for the rich

(Relaxnews) – For a growing number of thrill-seeking travelers, the deep void of outer space is among the most appealing destinations imaginable, in part because of its inaccessibility. Soon, however, for a hefty sum, well-heeled adventurers will be able to experience weightlessness and even gaze down at the Earth from far above. For $75,000 (around […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
3rd Kim-Xian soap offers ‘new concept’

3rd Kim-Xian soap offers ‘new concept’

A third TV series starring Kim Chiu and Xian Lim is in the works, the actress confirmed, following the success of the on-screen couple’s first big-screen project together. “Ano siya, bago siya sa amin ni Xian. Sa primetime [ipapalabas],” Chiu said. Referring to Lim, Chiu said, “Kahit kami excited kami sa kwento, excited kaming gawin […]

24.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
During quake, Angelica called John Lloyd to say goodbye

During quake, Angelica called John Lloyd to say goodbye

Actress Angelica Panganiban thought she was going to die when she felt the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Bohol last Tuesday. Panganiban said she got scared when she saw people outside their bus running around and screaming. “Talagang tinatapon kami sa loob ng bus. Pagbaba namin, pa-recover pa lang kami tapos biglang may lalaking tumatakbo […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Books still beat tablets for reading to children

Books still beat tablets for reading to children

(Relaxnews) – Over half of British households may now have a tablet, but when it comes to bedtime stories parents still prefer the feel of paper. A Talking Tots-commissioned survey of 1,500 UK parents with children under the age of five found that 98 percent claim to read to their children at bedtime and that […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Beckham to conduct ‘global digital book signing’ event

Beckham to conduct ‘global digital book signing’ event

(Relaxnews) – Sportsman and UNICEF ambassador David Beckham will be part of a global book signing event in London, Hyderabad, New York and Sao Paulo on October 30. The ex-Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain soccer star has a new autobiography around the corner. Fans can apply at facebook.com/Beckham/app_608627272528736 for tickets to […]

Johnny Depp on the set of ‘Mortdecai’ in London

Johnny Depp on the set of ‘Mortdecai’ in London

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood star plays a character trying to get his hands on the Nazis’ gold in this adventure comedy. Lionsgate has announced that director David Koepp began shooting “Mortdecai” with Johnny Depp on October 21 in London. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn and Paul Bettany will also be in the cast of […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Leonardo DiCaprio to produce ‘Blood on Snow’ adaptation

Leonardo DiCaprio to produce ‘Blood on Snow’ adaptation

(Relaxnews) – The American actor plans to produce and possibly star in an adaptation of a forthcoming novel by Jo Nesbo, the bestselling Norwegian crime author behind the “The Snowman.” Currently in the process of acquiring the film rights to “Blood on Snow,” Warner Bros. will enlist the help of Leonardo DiCaprio and his production […]

23.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Why Enrique never courted Jessy, Julia

Why Enrique never courted Jessy, Julia

Actor Enrique Gil opened up about the reason he has not considered dating two of his recent leading ladies, Julia Montes and Jessy Mendiola. Gil explained that he never saw Mendiola, his leading lady in the defunct ABS-CBN series “Budoy,” as girlfriend material, citing his friendship with the actress’s ex-boyfriend, JM de Guzman. The showbiz […]

22.10.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Scott Eastwood enters the rumor mill

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’: Scott Eastwood enters the rumor mill

(Relaxnews) – The actor’s name has been added to a long list of potential contenders for the role of Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’s saucy novels, following Charlie Hunnam’s exit from the project. According to Justjared.com, Universal is considering placing Scott Eastwood in the title role of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Clint […]

22.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Nokia wants to change consumer behavior with first tablet

Nokia wants to change consumer behavior with first tablet

(Relaxnews) – The Lumia 2520 is designed to be used all day every day rather than just during evenings and weekends. Introducing the product to the audience at Nokia World Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, the company’s CEO Stephen Elop talked at length about how the majority of tablet owners only use their devices in the […]

22.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple sued over iPhone iOS7 upgrade

Apple sued over iPhone iOS7 upgrade

(Relaxnews) – Proving that new design has the ability to polarize people, a California man is taking Apple to court over its iOS7 iPhone and iPad operating system. Mark Menacher has filed a small-claims complaint against Apple’s CEO Tim Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego because he wants iOS7 removed from all of […]

22.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Americans warm to online dating, survey shows

Americans warm to online dating, survey shows

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans are growing more comfortable with online dating, and many are finding a spouse or partner in cyberspace, a survey showed Monday. The Pew Research Center found 11 percent of Internet users — or some nine percent of all American adults — said they have personally used an online dating site. That is […]

21.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
New book tells the story of Louis Vuitton’s ‘city bags’

New book tells the story of Louis Vuitton’s ‘city bags’

(Relaxnews) – Since establishing its reputation as a purveyor of fine monogrammed luggage over a century ago, the Louis Vuitton brand has evolved to meet the demands of modern women, both in terms of fashion trends and lifestyle. This evolution is explored with an almost scientific rigor in “Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History,” […]

20.10.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Photos ·
Johansson, McConaughey together for Dolce & Gabbana The One

Johansson, McConaughey together for Dolce & Gabbana The One

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury label has unveiled more about its campaign featuring Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey, including photos from the set and a backstage video. Forty-three-year-old actor Matthew McConaughey and 28-year-old actress Scarlett Johansson star in a new print campaign for Dolce & Gabbana’s men’s and women’s fragrances The One. First launched in 2006 […]

20.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
JFK grandniece, cabbie’s daughter to make Paris ball debut

JFK grandniece, cabbie’s daughter to make Paris ball debut

(PARIS-AFP) – The grandniece of John F. Kennedy and the daughter of a London cabbie whose IQ is higher than Albert Einstein’s will step out at the annual high-profile debutantes’ ball in Paris next month, organisers said. Robert Kennedy Jr, son of Senator “Bobby” Kennedy and nephew of US president JFK — both of whom […]

Fox bets on series set in ancient Egypt for 2014

Fox bets on series set in ancient Egypt for 2014

(Relaxnews) – The channel has skipped the pilot and ordered a full 13-episode season of “Hieroglyph,” a new historical fantasy series. After coming close to getting greenlighted two years ago, “Hieroglyph” will finally hit the airwaves in the 2014-2015 season on Fox. The series will explore life in ancient Egypt through the lens of an […]

20.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sydney Opera House celebrates 40 years

Sydney Opera House celebrates 40 years

(SYDNEY-AFP) – The Sydney Opera House, world heritage-listed as “one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity”, celebrated its 40th birthday Sunday with a flotilla of lifesavers, Aboriginal dancers and a gigantic cupcake. Huge crowds packed the steps for a distinctively Australian performance on the glittering harbourfront, where three generations of Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s […]

20.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, World News ·
First look at Disney’s Avatar theme park

First look at Disney’s Avatar theme park

(Relaxnews) – More details have emerged about Disney’s plans to bring James Cameron’s fictional “Avatar” paradise Pandora to life, with attractions that suspend floating mountains in the sky and recreate the planet’s bioluminescent plants. Set to open in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, guests will be transported to the […]

Katy Perry shares ‘Prism’ sneak preview

Katy Perry shares ‘Prism’ sneak preview

(Relaxnews) – American pop star Katy Perry has shared 90-second snippets of each song from her upcoming album “Prism” via iTunes, a few days before its worldwide release. Perry announced the news via Twitter on October 17, followed by the tweet: “I’m really excited to share these songs with you all…I’m so proud of them. Will u let […]

18.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Where to get your fear on for Halloween

Where to get your fear on for Halloween

(Relaxnews) – From a nightmarish fear factory that supposedly preys on people’s deepest, darkest fears, to a lesser nefarious event dubbed the largest public Halloween festival in the US, here are a few ways revelers who love a spine-tingling thrill can celebrate the scariest holiday of the year. They’re deliciously wicked, frightful but also festive. […]

18.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Halloween, Offbeat, Online ·
Video: Liam Neeson gets framed in ‘Non-Stop’

Video: Liam Neeson gets framed in ‘Non-Stop’

(Relaxnews) – In the trailer for the forthcoming thriller, the Irish actor appears in the role of a US Air Marshal attempting to save the plane’s passengers and clear his own name. Premiered exclusively on Trailers.apple.com, the video offers a glimpse into an action thriller that promises to be rife with suspense, paranoia and multiple plot […]

18.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Channing Tatum, Ice Cube among voices for ‘The Book of Life’

Channing Tatum, Ice Cube among voices for ‘The Book of Life’

(Relaxnews) – Fox has also enlisted Zoe Saldana, Christina Applegate, Diego Luna and Ron Perlman to voice characters in the forthcoming animated feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “The Book of Life” will tell the story of Manolo, a young man at a turning point in his life, who embarks upon a challenging journey on […]

18.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Opera House at 40 is Australia’s top icon

Opera House at 40 is Australia’s top icon

(SYDNEY-AFP) – Sydney’s celebrated Opera House was Thursday declared Australia’s best-known icon ahead of its 40th birthday this weekend, in a report that said it was worth Aus$775 million to the economy every year. The Opera House is more highly esteemed abroad than “national brand Australia itself”, accounting firm Deloitte said in a report prepared […]

18.10.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Marilyn Monroe, the new face of Chanel No. 5

Marilyn Monroe, the new face of Chanel No. 5

(Relaxnews) – Chanel has announced that images of the iconic American actress will be used in TV and print campaigns for its legendary fragrance starting November 17. Although she did not appear in ads for Chanel No. 5 during her lifetime, Marilyn Monroe may have been the perfume’s best ambassador. In 1952, when asked by […]

17.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
What to expect from Apple’s October 22 event

What to expect from Apple’s October 22 event

(Relaxnews) – The guessing game is over and Apple has finally sent out invitations to a special October event that simply state “We still have a lot to cover.” But how much is a lot? Although new iPads are likely to be key announcements at the event, Apple is also expected to officially launch the […]

17.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
S. Korea introduces ‘Gangnam Style’ tourist police

S. Korea introduces ‘Gangnam Style’ tourist police

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korea unveiled its new “tourist police” force Wednesday, with snappy uniforms from rapper Psy’s costume designer and a “Gangnam Style” launch in central Seoul. Around 100 young policemen and women make up the first batch of the new force — formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during their stay in […]

Woody Allen’s next film gets a title, first photos

Woody Allen’s next film gets a title, first photos

(Relaxnews) – Two promotional images have been released for the film shot in the South of France by the 77-year-old director earlier this year. The feature now also has an official title: “Magic in the Moonlight.” The film marks Woody Allen’s return to France after “Midnight in Paris” (2011). Emma Stone and Colin Firth will […]

17.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Leighton Meester chosen as new face of Biotherm

Leighton Meester chosen as new face of Biotherm

(Relaxnews) – L’Oréal has chosen Leighton Meester as the latest brand ambassador for its luxury skin care brand Biotherm, Women’s Wear Daily reports. Unlike her fellow “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively, who has appeared in campaigns for a number of fashion labels and luxury brands, Meester has only occasionally taken up the mantle of brand […]

17.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Adidas NEO Label launches Justin Bieber lookbook

Adidas NEO Label launches Justin Bieber lookbook

(Relaxnews) – Fans of Justin Bieber can glimpse the pop star wearing the 2013 winter collection via teen brand Adidas NEO Label’s interactive lookbook. The lookbook, viewable at www.adidas.com/justinbieber, features five short films starring Bieber, with the first film available now. Expect shots of Bieber hanging around the studio, playing with drumsticks, and hamming it up […]

Aga Muhlach loss in polls ‘a blessing in disguise’

Aga Muhlach loss in polls ‘a blessing in disguise’

AGA Muhlach said his narrow loss to his opponent in the recent local elections may be a blessing in disguise now that members of Congress are confronted with issues of corruption and funds misuse. The actor said he doesn’t want to be part of the dirty side of the politics and taint his name of […]

16.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
SINGAPORE Designer, Islean Valath introduces ARC to the USA – Asymetrical European Elegance

SINGAPORE Designer, Islean Valath introduces ARC to the USA – Asymetrical European Elegance

Singapore designer, Islean Valath, introduces the sophomore collection of ARC for Fall/Winter 2013!   Inspired by a futuristic urban mix of body conscious styles, the collection offers cool monochromatic colors, spot-on tailoring, structured avant garde separates, fitted skirts, asymmetrical peplum tops and piping detail.  ARC is on target with it’s juxtaposition of hard-edge and soft curves creating a perfect balance […]

16.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Documentary to bring political enemies together over traditional meal

Documentary to bring political enemies together over traditional meal

(Relaxnews) – Make food, not war. That’s the overarching premise of a new documentary series set to begin shooting in political hotspots around the world. Modeled after the original Norwegian show “Dining with the Enemy,” the French-Canadian version will travel to six conflict areas where a chef and a journalist will attempt to bring opponents […]

14.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Charlie Hunnam withdraws from ’50 Shades of Grey’

Charlie Hunnam withdraws from ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – Announced in August as the leading actor of the movie adaptation of E.L. James’s erotic best seller, Charlie Hunnam will no longer star in the film. “Sons of Anarchy” star Hunnam explained that his busy schedule prevented him from continuing in the movie project, as the time the actor had to prepare for […]

14.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Miley Cyrus stays atop global social media chart: Starcount

Miley Cyrus stays atop global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Miley Cyrus topped the Starcount global social media chart for the second week in a row from October 7-13, this time due thanks mostly to the release of her album “Bangerz.” 1. Miley Cyrus Cyrus’s chart-topping new album “Bangerz,” released October 4, helped her gain over 1.3 million fans across her networks. 2. […]

14.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Emma Watson to star in ‘While We’re Young’

Emma Watson to star in ‘While We’re Young’

(Relaxnews) – The comedy-drama will be the next stop in the 23-year-old’s post-“Harry Potter” career. Emma Watson will join American writer and director Stephen Chbosky on the set of “While We’re Young,” an adaptation of “29,” a novel by Adena Halper. The two worked together in the past for “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
TV still major source of news for Americans: survey

TV still major source of news for Americans: survey

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Television remains a key source of news for Americans even as digital media gains importance, a survey showed Friday. A Pew Research Center analysis showed 71 percent of American watch local television news at home and 65 percent view network newscasts over the course of a month. Some 38 percent of adults watch […]

12.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Marilyn Monroe plastic surgery files to be sold

Marilyn Monroe plastic surgery files to be sold

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Medical files proving that screen icon Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery including on her nose and chin are to be sold at auction next month, auctioneers said Tuesday. The files going under the hammer include X-rays of the “Some Like It Hot” sex symbol who died aged 36 in 1962, as well […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Fendi releases video for L’Acquarossa fragrance

Fendi releases video for L’Acquarossa fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Fendi has released a video celebrating its latest fragrance. The forty-second-long film shows off the vibrant red, gold and black of the bottle, a flask Fendi is calling “a precious, luxurious and one-of-a-kind object.” The film also uses petals to represent the floral heart of the juice which contains red-and-gold lantana flowers, rose, orange blossoms and magnolia. […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington in the running for ‘Fantastic Four’

Saoirse Ronan and Kit Harington in the running for ‘Fantastic Four’

(Relaxnews) – The cast of the “Fantastic Four” reboot is beginning to take shape as Fox gears up to audition a number of young stars. Variety reports that British actors Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”) and Jack O’Connell are among producers’ top picks for the role of Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic. The two will […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
McCartney performs flash Times Square concert

McCartney performs flash Times Square concert

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a flash concert in New York’s Times Square Thursday, sparking a Twitter frenzy by announcing the free gig at an hour’s notice. “Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!” he wrote to his 1.6 million followers in a message […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
iPhones don’t make you happy, but people can: study

iPhones don’t make you happy, but people can: study

(Relaxnews) – iPhones and other gadgets can be useful, but they don’t make us happy — but people and human relationships do, at least according to a new Swedish study. A team of researchers from the University of Gothenburg scoured Swedish news articles looking for words that appeared with the word happiness. After analyzing more […]

CGames: Hoy launches Commonwealth baton ceremony

CGames: Hoy launches Commonwealth baton ceremony

(LONDON-AFP) – Scottish cycling star Chris Hoy carried the Commonwealth Games baton to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for the start of a relay that will culminate with the opening ceremony of next year’s edition in Glasgow. The now-retired rider, who won six Olympic gold medals and a host of world and Commonwealth titles, found himself […]

10.10.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Vina thrilled to be part of ‘Maria Mercedes’

Vina thrilled to be part of ‘Maria Mercedes’

Actress-singer Vina Morales will be part of ABS-CBN’s remake of “Maria Mercedes.” “Actually I started taping ‘Maria Mercedes’ already and taping ulit kasi magsisimula na kami October. So malapit na talaga,” Morales said in a recent interview. “Maria Mercedes” stars actress Jessy Mendiola in the title role and is directed by Chito S. Roño, whom […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Bradley Cooper on the set in Hawaii with Cameron Crowe

Bradley Cooper on the set in Hawaii with Cameron Crowe

(Relaxnews) – The American actor will be joined by Rachel McAdams and Emma Stone on the set of an untitled project. Cameron Crowe (“Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”) announced via his personal website, Theuncool.com, that shooting has begun on the new film, which has been in the works for several years. The filmmaker remains cryptic regarding the […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Jennifer Lawrence to play yet another killer for Gary Ross

Jennifer Lawrence to play yet another killer for Gary Ross

(Relaxnews) – After “The Hunger Games” and before “East of Eden,” the actress and the director will team up for “Burial Rites.” Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross are in the final stages of talks with Lionsgate to move forward on this drama set in 19th-century Iceland, Deadline.com has learned. The feature will be based on […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jennifer Ehle in talks to play Anastasia’s mother in ’50 Shades of Grey’

Jennifer Ehle in talks to play Anastasia’s mother in ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – The American actress is eyeing the role of Carla May Wilks in the forthcoming film adaptation of E.L. James’s bestselling novel, Deadline.com reports. Jennifer Ehle is a TV icon in the UK, in large part thanks to her role on the BBC adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice,” which aired in 1995.  The actress, […]

09.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Gravity’ starts strong

Worldwide box office: ‘Gravity’ starts strong

(Relaxnews) – The space thriller headlined by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney took in $82.95 million worldwide during its opening weekend, according to data from Rentrak. Released in theaters across 28 markets, “Gravity” was particularly popular with US moviegoers. Over October 4-6, Alfonso Cuaron’s film saw revenues of $55.5 million in the US, setting a new […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lancôme, Baccarat and Reuge present luxury edition of La Vie est Belle

Lancôme, Baccarat and Reuge present luxury edition of La Vie est Belle

(Relaxnews) – For an ultra-limited edition of its women’s fragrance, Lancôme called upon Swiss music box maker Reuge and French crystal maker Baccarat to design an exquisite box. Only 15 of these handmade pieces will be made available worldwide. The La Vie est Belle bottle in this collector’s edition is presented beneath two glass bell […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Single again: Bridget Jones returns

Single again: Bridget Jones returns

(LONDON-AFP) – Bridget Jones returns after a 14-year break on Thursday, in a new book which sees the famed British singleton widowed with two children but still grappling with modern life and unsuitable men. Author Helen Fielding has already dropped the bombshell news about the death of Mark Darcy, the devastatingly handsome love interest who […]

08.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Books, Hollywood Stars ·
Fashionistas take heed as ‘WearableArt’ goes global

Fashionistas take heed as ‘WearableArt’ goes global

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – Fashionistas first scoffed at Suzie Moncrieff’s displays of bizarre bras and out-there attire, but 25 years on international designers are clamouring to be part of Wellington’s annual World of WearableArt show. The event Moncrieff founded in the late 1980s features mind-bending costumes that use materials from finest silk chiffon to rusty kitchen utensils. […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, International Stars, Offbeat ·
Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, Pynchon: Hollywood rediscovers American literary greats

Steinbeck, Fitzgerald, Pynchon: Hollywood rediscovers American literary greats

(Relaxnews) – Since the birth of the motion picture, novels have remained a constant source of inspiration for filmmakers around the world, who rise to the challenge of adapting great texts to the silver screen. Recently, Hollywood seems to be more infatuated than ever with classic literature, and in particular with 19th and 20th-century American […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New reality series to send winner into space

New reality series to send winner into space

(Relaxnews) – In what’s being described as a partnership of titans, Sir Richard Branson has teamed up with reality TV czar Mark Burnett for a new series that will send the winner into space. In line with Burnett’s wildly successful TV franchise “Amazing Race,” “Space Race” will take the concept of cross-planetary treasure hunts to […]

Formula One: ‘Rush’ could help F1 break US – Button

Formula One: ‘Rush’ could help F1 break US – Button

(YEONGAM-AFP) – Former world champion Jenson Button says the success of Formula One film “Rush” could help the sport finally get a hold in the United States. Formula One bosses have long dreamed of the sport having the kind of popularity in the US that it enjoys in Europe. “It’s a really good film and […]

07.10.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

Julianne Moore gets star on Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – American actress Julianne Moore received the 2,507th star on Hollywood Boulevard’s “Walk of Fame” Thursday, during a ceremony surrounded by colleagues from her career in film. Wearing a yellow dress and white heels, Moore unveiled her star, located opposite Hollywood’s historic Pantages Theatre, one week before the release of her latest film […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Elizabeth Olsen joins ‘The Avengers’ sequel

Elizabeth Olsen joins ‘The Avengers’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – According to one of her future co-stars, the American actress has landed a role in Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” slated to arrive in theaters in 2015. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Samuel L. Jackson, known in the “Avengers” universe as Nick Fury, confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will be […]

04.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Bilbo faces off with Smaug in second ‘Hobbit 2’ trailer

Trailer: Bilbo faces off with Smaug in second ‘Hobbit 2’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – The latest trailer for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” shows a few more images from part two of Peter Jackson’s trilogy of “Lord of the Rings” prequels. Warner Bros. Studios continue to drum up suspense ahead of its much-anticipated release, slated to arrive in US theaters on December 13. The tension mounts […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
OPI reconnects with Mariah Carey for Christmas

OPI reconnects with Mariah Carey for Christmas

(Relaxnews) – The famous nail care brand has revealed its 2013 Christmas collection, designed with inspiration and creative assistance from Mariah Carey. The 18 new shades in the collection are at beauty retailers everywhere as of October 1. An OPI brand ambassador and collaborator since 2012, Mariah Carey has already contributed to promoting the company’s […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Christmas, International Stars ·
Busan festival looks to unearth gems of Asian film

Busan festival looks to unearth gems of Asian film

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A Bhutanese film directed by a monk opens Asia’s largest cinema festival in South Korea on Thursday, a selection organisers say celebrates the diversity of talent in a region where box office takings are overshadowing Hollywood. “Vara: A Blessing” directed by Khyentse Norbu — who will miss the festival because he is […]

02.10.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Film, International Stars ·
Toni to propose to BF if ‘Transit’ wins Oscar

Toni to propose to BF if ‘Transit’ wins Oscar

Director Paul Soriano, who is the producer of the movie “Transit,” is now in talks for the distribution of the acclaimed Filipino film in the United States, according to his girlfriend, actress-host Toni Gonzaga. This after the Film Academy of the Philippines chose “Transit” to be the country’s official entry to the 86th Academy Awards. […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Lily Collins is Lancôme’s newest brand ambassador

Lily Collins is Lancôme’s newest brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The French cosmetics brand announced on October 1 that it has chosen the British actress and model as the latest face representing its makeup collections. The young brunette joins a number of illustrious actresses who are Lancôme brand ambassadors, including Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz. Phil Collins’s daughter made her on-screen debut in […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
ABC considers ‘Modern Family’ spinoff

ABC considers ‘Modern Family’ spinoff

(Relaxnews) – In light of the sitcom’s popularity and critical acclaim, it’s no surprise that ABC is open to expanding the fictional world of “Modern Family.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network is currently examining different possibilities for a spinoff. In September “Modern Family” won its fourth consecutive Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series. […]

01.10.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Sun shines on ‘Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs’ sequel

Sun shines on ‘Cloudy With Chance of Meatballs’ sequel

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Animated sequel “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2” shone at the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. The follow-up to the 2009 movie based on the eponymous children’s book about a food-making machine that spins out of control and bombards a town with meatballs took an estimated […]

30.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Photo: Meryl Streep’s terrifying costume for ‘Into the Woods’

Photo: Meryl Streep’s terrifying costume for ‘Into the Woods’

(Relaxnews) – The American actress has been transformed into a rather convincing witch on the set of this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, in production by Disney. In the film, which, like the original musical, brings together characters from a number of different fairy tales, Meryl Streep plays an evil witch, one of the […]

27.09.2013 · Filled under: Art, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oliver Tolentino makes a ‘big bang’ at the Emmys

Oliver Tolentino makes a ‘big bang’ at the Emmys

Hollywood fashion designer OLIVER TOLENTINO had big success at the 65TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS last Sunday night in Los Angeles when he dressed 2 of the Emmy nominees.   The first was MAYIM BIALIK, nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on The Big Bang Theory, and the second was […]

26.09.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author launches wine

(Relaxnews) – If her erotic scenes of bondage and sadomasochism weren’t enough to get you in the mood, the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has launched a new collection of wines named after her runaway best-sellers to set the tone. That’s right, author E.L. James of the bodice-ripping trilogy has launched a duo of […]

Korean historical thriller ‘The Face Reader’ tops global box office

Korean historical thriller ‘The Face Reader’ tops global box office

(Relaxnews) – The feature claimed the top position in the global box office ranking this week, bringing in $22.3 million over the weekend, according to data from Rentrak. Set in the 15th century, “The Face Reader” (“Gwansang” in its home country) is headlined by Song Kang-ho (“The Host,” “Snowpiercer”) in the role of a man […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, International Stars ·