A super-hero marathon will lead to ‘The Avengers’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Select cinemas will stage movie marathons leading up to the midnight debut of The Avengers, with the five films that feature the cast of Marvel’s superhero characters. On May 3, beginning at 11:30 am, “The Ultimate Marvel Movie Marathon” will include back-to-back screenings of Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk — and The Avengers. The […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
First ‘Lego Batman 2’ trailer co-stars Robin, Superman, Lex

First ‘Lego Batman 2’ trailer co-stars Robin, Superman, Lex

(Relaxnews) – As its title might suggest, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes stars not only Batman but a selection of DC Comic characters: Robin, Superman, Catwoman, and villains Joker, Lex Luthor and Bane. The game is being made for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, DS and 3DS. No mention has been made of […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Featurette: Kristen Stewart in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Featurette: Kristen Stewart in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Since director Ridley Scott launched trailers for his film Prometheus with teasers, this practice is catching on and may become a trend, with the latest sneak peak for Snow White and the Huntsman introduced by costar Chris Hemsworth (Thor). The new footage highlights the Evil Queen’s concern about the next in line as “the fairest in […]

15.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Top 10 videos on demand in the US: ‘Tower Heist,’ ‘Hugo’

Top 10 videos on demand in the US: ‘Tower Heist,’ ‘Hugo’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – For the week ending March 4, the rankings for the top ten films available on demand in the US follow, reflecting box office hits and independent films, comedies and dramas: 1. Tower Heist – starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy 2. Hugo (new) – from Martin Scorsese with Chloe Moretz and Ben Kingsley 3. Puss In Boots (new) […]

14.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
First look: Johnny Depp in ‘The Lone Ranger’

First look: Johnny Depp in ‘The Lone Ranger’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The first image from Johnny Depp’s upcoming film The Lone Ranger, co-starring Armie Hammer (The Social Network), was released by the film studio Disney Pictures March 8, offering an idea of the stylized look of this interpretation. A redo of the 1950s and ’60s television series and radio show in the 1930s tells […]

12.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Saturn Awards nominees in sci-fi and fantasy reflect box office hits

Saturn Awards nominees in sci-fi and fantasy reflect box office hits

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The Oscars may indicate great achievements in film, but the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films focuses on genre films when considering nominees for its annual Saturn Awards, which in 2011 were also recognized at the box office. The Saturn nominees were announced this week and include Harry Potter and the […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

Tim Burton’s multimedia artwork on display in Paris

10 photos (Relaxnews) – An art exhibition and retrospective devoted to the work of Tim Burton is on display in Paris after touring to Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto. The show looks at Burton’s work as a director of animated and live-action films as well as his creations in the fields of art, illustration and […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

Watch: master class with Tim Burton in Paris

(Relaxnews) – On March 5, director Tim Burton gave a master class at the French Cinémathèque in Paris to coincide with an exhibition of his work. A video of the talk has since been posted online and is available to watch in its entirety. After stops in Los Angeles, Melbourne and Toronto, the show titledTim […]

10.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
From ‘The Voice’ to The Scent: Maroon 5’s Levine launching men’s and women’s fragrances

From ‘The Voice’ to The Scent: Maroon 5’s Levine launching men’s and women’s fragrances

(Relaxnews) – While fans eagerly await debut perfume releases from Lady Gaga and Madonna, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is the latest pop star to announce a fragrance launch. Levine, who is also a mentor on US reality talent show The Voice, will unveil his debut scent, 222 by Adam Levine, in May 2013, with […]

08.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·

Time Warner Cable teams up with with Will.I.Am for launching of ‘Wouldn’t It be Cool If…’

National Competition Challenges Kids across America to Dream Up Their Coolest Invention Idea (San Diego, CA) –Pina-a-alam ng Time Warner Cable ang official launch ng Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…, isang kampanyang unang pinahayag sa 2012 White House Science Fair ,upang mag isip ang mga  kabataan na ang Science ay Math ay kaiga-igaya, isang makabagong […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Promotions, Services ·
Lady Gaga breaks 20 million Twitter fans barrier

Lady Gaga breaks 20 million Twitter fans barrier

(Relaxnews) – Eccentric pop star Lady Gaga now has more than 20 million followers on Twitter, pushing her further ahead of her nearest Twitter rivals. According to social media monitoring site socialbakers.com, Lady Gaga broke the 20 million followers barrier over the weekend of March 4-5. Currently, as of 10:30 GMT March 5, Lady Gaga (@Lady […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Harry Potter’ 31-disc Wizards Collection features five new hours

‘Harry Potter’ 31-disc Wizards Collection features five new hours

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Since Harry Potter fans are no longer awaiting more books or films from author J.K. Rowling, who is readying an adult novel now, devotees can anticipate the ultimate Harry Potter box set on Blu-ray/DVD, available to pre-order now. The most successful film franchise will get the deluxe treatment with a definitive package containing all eight films, […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Clooney and Pitt in live-streamed play March 3

Clooney and Pitt in live-streamed play March 3

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – George Clooney and Brat Pitt re-team after 2007’s Oceans Thirteen on stage March 3 for a live-streamed reading of the drama 8 by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) about the legal battle in California over gay marriage. The play is directed by Rob Reiner (The Bucket List, Spinal Tap) and being performed at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Uggie to hang up movie star dog collar

Uggie to hang up movie star dog collar

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – He won a canine version of the Palme d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival — and Uggie the dog was back in the spotlight as “The Artist” scooped top prizes at the Oscars on Sunday. But now the trick-performing, life-saving Jack Russell is hanging up his dog collar, said his trainer, […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Website lets people shine light on dark secrets

Website lets people shine light on dark secrets

(LONG BEACH, California-AFP) – People around the world share their deep secrets with Frank Warren and he, in turn, reveals them to all. Confessions drawn, pasted or written on postcards flow relentlessly into his mailbox and Warren provides as many as possible with time in the spotlight at his website, PostSecret.com. “I’ve never been a […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Emma Watson to star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Bling Ring’

Emma Watson to star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Bling Ring’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Post Harry Potter, Emma Watson has signed on to appear in Sofia Coppola’s next film, The Bling Ring, it was announced February 29. The story of The Bling Ring follows a band of teen burglars who focus on robbing the homes of Hollywood celebrities, with Watson playing the leader of the pack of thieves. Based on […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Facebook game maker Zynga launches its own social games platform, Zynga.com

Facebook game maker Zynga launches its own social games platform, Zynga.com

(Relaxnews) – Popular Facebook game maker Zynga is scaling up and branching out from the clutches of the world’s biggest social networking site with the launch its own Zynga.com website and gaming platform. The shift means users will soon be able to play Zynga’s popular social games including CityVille, Words with Friends, CastleVille, Zynga Poker and Hidden Chronicle outside of the Facebook […]

02.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Harry Potter’ e-books to be available for lending worldwide

‘Harry Potter’ e-books to be available for lending worldwide

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Now that the Harry Potter film franchise has ended, author J.K. Rowling announced through the website Pottermore this week that the Harry Potterbook series would live on as e-books and digital audiobooks to be made available in schools and public libraries through OverDrive, a British global digital book lending service. This arrangement will cover e-books […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Celine Dion cancels US shows due to voice problem

Celine Dion cancels US shows due to voice problem

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Grammy-winning singer Celine Dion announced Tuesday she had canceled a string of upcoming shows in Las Vegas due to a virus-triggered problem with her vocal chords. The Canadian-born star was due to sing at Caesars Palace in a series of shows through March 18, but has called them off after being ordered […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Justin Bieber fans go for social media record

Justin Bieber fans go for social media record

(Relaxnews) – Plugged in fans of teenage pop star Justin Bieber are attempting to give the Canadian singer a special gift for his 18th birthday on March 1 by setting the record for the most social media messages sent in a 24-hour period. The Guinness World Record attempt is being organized by AgencyNet, the creators […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Gwyneth, Reese, Cameron and Beyonce in ‘One Hit Wonders’

Gwyneth, Reese, Cameron and Beyonce in ‘One Hit Wonders’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Glee creator Ryan Murphy has signed Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man), Reese Witherspoon (This Means War), Cameron Diaz (Bad Teacher), and Beyonce (Dreamgirls) to his latest film One Hit Wonders, reports Deadline Hollywood. The musical comedy focuses on three singers (Paltrow, Witherspoon, and Diaz) who each sang a hit song in the 1990s before their careers went […]

29.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
The Simpsons – America’s best-traveled family?

The Simpsons – America’s best-traveled family?

(Relaxnews) – The Simpsons celebrated the 500th episode last week, with a special episode which saw them banned from their hometown Springfield. To celebrate the milestone and the Simpsons’ latest forced migration (the family have a history of being sent away, often to apologize for a misdemeanor), Slate Magazine has compiled a round-up of all of the […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
PlayStation users invited to vote on 2011’s best

PlayStation users invited to vote on 2011’s best

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to the North American PlayStation Network Store can cast their votes in the 2012 Gamers’ Choice Awards starting February 28, with results announced March 6. Effectively, users of the PSN Store are voting on upcoming sale titles, as each category winner will then be given a one week discount of 30% from […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Promotions, Videos ·
PC download charts: ‘Wargame,’ ‘Alan Wake’ prosper, ‘Skyrim’ falls

PC download charts: ‘Wargame,’ ‘Alan Wake’ prosper, ‘Skyrim’ falls

(Relaxnews) – The Cold War army arranging of Wargame: European Escalation and a PC version of Xbox 360 title Alan Wake fare well, while Skyrim falls from the Steam Network’s top five during the week ending Monday, February 27. Wargame: European Escalation is the next game from the French studio behind PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 strategy affair R.U.S.E. The sequel of […]

28.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

Winners of the 84th Academy Awards

10 photos (Relaxnews) – Stars accept their Oscar statuettes, presented in Hollywood, California on February 26. ©AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR Best Picture Uggie the dog from Best Picture winner ‘The Artist’ poses with cast members in the press room. The film won 5 awards. ©AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK Best Actor Actor Jean Dujardin […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Complete list of Oscar winners

Complete list of Oscar winners

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – The following is a list of the winners in all categories at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday: – Best picture: “The Artist.” – Best director: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist.” – Best leading actor: Jean Dujardin in “The Artist.” – Best leading actress: Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady.” – Best supporting […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Twitter index: ‘The Artist’ and Meryl Streep celebrate Oscar success

Twitter index: ‘The Artist’ and Meryl Streep celebrate Oscar success

(Relaxnews) – On February 27 Twitter users around the world are celebrating the success of silent French film The Artist and actress Meryl Streep at this year’s Oscars. In total The Artist picked up five awards, including Best Picture, making it the night’s joint biggest success with Hugo, which also won five awards including Best Art Direction. Meryl Streep was also […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
‘Angry Birds Space’ launching March 22

‘Angry Birds Space’ launching March 22

(Relaxnews) – Angry Birds Space will be the biggest Angry Birds launch since the 2009 original, with simultaneous animation, publishing and retail releases in the works, says series creator Rovio. Rovio is linking up with both NASA and National Geographic for the new game, promising entirely new elements to feature within Angry Birds Space, with more details to come on […]

27.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Hollywood holds breath as ‘Artist’ eyes Oscar gold

Hollywood holds breath as ‘Artist’ eyes Oscar gold

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – The race for Oscars glory comes to a climax Sunday as Hollywood gathers for the 84th Academy Awards, with hit silent movie “The Artist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” leading down to the wire. After seemingly months of campaigning and dozens of lesser prizes, Tinseltown’s annual awards season draws to a close with the […]

25.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscars show

Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscars show

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Spectacular Canadian-based Cirque du Soleil will perform as part of this year’s Oscars show, organizers said Friday. The one-off performance, part of the February 26 Academy Awards show, will feature the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act, with over 50 artists involved. They will perform to music by Oscar-nominated […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Twitter index: Sarah Geronimo Day, ‘Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain’

Twitter index: Sarah Geronimo Day, ‘Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain’

(Relaxnews) – Filipino microbloggers have declared that February 19 and 20 should be Sarah G. Day in honor of Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo. Tweeps are excitedly tweeting about the 23-year-old singer and her on-stage performances. They say, “to enlighten foreigners around the world: Sarah G. Day refers to one of the Most Talented Singers here […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Uncharted 3’ wins WGA writing award

‘Uncharted 3’ wins WGA writing award

(Relaxnews) – Creative Director Amy Hennig accepted the award for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing for PlayStation 3 title Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on February 19. Also nominated were fellow 2011 releases Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, Brink, and Mortal Kombat. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood won at the previous year’s event, with Uncharted 2 seeing off Assassin’s Creed […]

20.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·

List of winners of 62nd Berlin film festival

(BERLIN-AFP) – Here are the winners of the main prizes awarded Saturday at the 62nd Berlin film festival and the countries that produced them: Golden Bear for best film: “Cesare deve morire” (Caesar Must Die), Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. Italy Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear: “Csak a szel” (Just the wind), Bence Fliegauf. Hungary/Germany/France Silver Bear […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
The world says goodbye to Whitney Houston

The world says goodbye to Whitney Houston

11 photos ©AFP PHOTO/Allison Joyce/Getty Images The program A man holds up the program for Whitney Houston funeral at New Hope Baptist Church on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. ©AFP PHOTO/Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images The church A makeshift memorial is seen prior to the funeral services for Whitney Houston at the New Hope Baptist […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
‘Transformers 4,’ ‘Tintin 2,’ ‘Beetlejuice 2’ and other sequels get ready to roll

‘Transformers 4,’ ‘Tintin 2,’ ‘Beetlejuice 2’ and other sequels get ready to roll

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – One of Hollywood’s latest franchises will be The Adventures of Tintin, according to producer/director Steven Spielberg, who confirmed that Peter Jackson would direct a sequel between filming the Hobbitfilms. Spielberg told Total Film that he has planned Tintin as a trilogy, and though the storyline is being kept a secret, he did disclose that it would […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Hong Kong inches closer to Bruce Lee tribute

Hong Kong inches closer to Bruce Lee tribute

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – For a man who is arguably Hong Kong’s most famous son, it often surprises visitors just how little there is in the city to mark the legend of martial arts super star Bruce Lee. But all that might be about to change. The city’s lawmakers have now given initial backing to a […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
J-Lo, Fergie and Hefner expected at Rio Carnival

J-Lo, Fergie and Hefner expected at Rio Carnival

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – Jennifer Lopez, Fergie and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner will be among the US celebrities who will attend Rio’s famed Carnival, which kicks off Friday. Lopez will be in the box of Brahma, Brazil’s largest brewer, according to the daily O Globo, which said the singer-actress would arrive Sunday shortly before the […]

18.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Philippine film industry in decline

Philippine film industry in decline

(Manila)-AFP) – The number of films produced in the Philippine movie industry has halved over the past decade in the face of piracy and Hollywood competition, a government study released Wednesday showed. Only the rise of independent film-makers has saved the industry from declining further, with “indie” movies now accounting for more than half the […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Streep and Roberts together in Pulitzer Prize winner

Streep and Roberts together in Pulitzer Prize winner

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The long-planned adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage Country will reach the screen with Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep portraying a daughter and mother. The adaptation of the play written by Tracy Letts follows the story of two women who have gone in different directions when a family crisis […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Bankrupt Kodak drops name from Oscars theater

Bankrupt Kodak drops name from Oscars theater

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The theater that has hosted the US Academy Awards for the last decade will no longer bear the Kodak name as a result of the iconic company’s bankruptcy. A bankruptcy court on Wednesday approved Kodak’s request to cancel its contract with the theater, ruling that it was “in the best interests of […]

16.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Huppert’s Filipino kidnap drama premieres at Berlin fest

Huppert’s Filipino kidnap drama premieres at Berlin fest

(BERLIN-AFP) – Isabelle Huppert stars as an aid worker snatched by Islamic extremist group Abu Sayyaf in Filipino director Brillante Mendoza’s “Captive”, which premiered at the Berlin film festival Sunday. The French-Filipino-German-British production is based on the 2001 kidnapping of 20 foreigners from an upscale beach resort on the island of Palawan, in which at least five […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Funeral for Houston Saturday at hometown church

Funeral for Houston Saturday at hometown church

(NEW YORK-AFP) – A private funeral service for Whitney Houston will be held Saturday at the Newark, New Jersey church where the pop diva sang in a gospel choir as a child, the funeral home told AFP on Tuesday. “The service will be held Saturday 12 noon (1700 GMT) at New Hope Baptist Church,” said […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Philippine swordsmith has Hollywood touch

Philippine swordsmith has Hollywood touch

(POZORRUBIO, Philippines-AFP) – Filomeno de Guzman does not know Sparta from medieval Scotland, but the Philippine swordsmith is an expert at replicating ancient warriors’ tools for killing each other. A stubby ex-military sergeant who has never set foot abroad, de Guzman and 15 rice farmer-neighbours who moonlight as blacksmiths craft old truck leaf springs into […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

Grammy Awards: Celebrity beauty trends

10 photos (Relaxnews) – The 54th annual Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles February 12, where top beauty trends included long lashes, quiffs and retro waves. See the best looks from stars including Adele, Taylor Swift and Rihanna here. ©AFP PHOTO / Joe KLAMAR False lash Lashes were long and voluminous, with singer Adele […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Photos ·
Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

Watch: Liv Tyler Givenchy music video

(Relaxnews) – Liv Tyler’s eagerly awaited music video for Very Irrésistible Givenchy Electric Rose has been revealed online. On February 13 the French fashion house released the video for Tyler’s modern cover of 1987 track “Need You Tonight” by Australian band INXS. It can be seen here: http://youtu.be/8CfGz5FxaaI. Tyler smolders in the clip, which features choreography […]

14.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Whitney Houston dead at 48: media reports

Whitney Houston dead at 48: media reports

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Grammy-winning pop legend and actress Whitney Houston was found dead Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel, police said. She was 48, her publicist confirmed. “At 3:55 pm Whitney Houston was pronounced dead at the Beverly Hilton hotel,” said Mark Rosen, a police spokesman said. With a ferociously powerful voice and a dazzling […]

12.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Lady Gaga to launch social media site

Lady Gaga to launch social media site

(Relaxnews) – American pop star Lady Gaga has turned her attention to a new social media site of her very own: Littlemonsters.com. The site is currently in closed beta but fans can now request an invite by visiting the site. Littlemonsters.com is being developed by Backplane, a startup partially funded by Gaga that was co-founded by her […]

11.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Lady Gaga world tour to kick off in Seoul

Lady Gaga world tour to kick off in Seoul

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American pop diva Lady Gaga Wednesday unveiled the first dates for her upcoming world tour which she has dubbed the “Born This Way Ball” and will kick off in Seoul. She is expected to do 110 shows this year following on the success of her smash hit “Born This Way,” and revealed the […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Paul McCartney to stream free concert Thursday via iTunes

Paul McCartney to stream free concert Thursday via iTunes

(Relaxnews) – Announced this week, famed former Beatle Paul McCartney is offering a live free stream performance this Thursday, February 9, at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST via theiTunes Store and over Apple TV. The performance — set to take place at Capital Studios in Hollywood, California — comes right on the heels of the release of McCartney’s […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Promotions ·
1960s stars Beach Boys to appear at the Grammys

1960s stars Beach Boys to appear at the Grammys

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The Beach Boys, icons of 1960s California pop-rock, will reunite at the Grammy Awards ceremony, organizers said Wednesday. The surviving band members — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks — are also releasing a new album and heading out on tour to mark their 50th anniversary. Group […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Film trailer: ‘The Bourne Legacy’ starring Jeremy Renner

Film trailer: ‘The Bourne Legacy’ starring Jeremy Renner

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The first trailer for the espionage thriller The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, was released online February 8 with the tagline: “There was never just one.” The fourth installment of the Bourne series, which previously starred Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, centers on a new CIA operative, played by Renner, who is welcomed to the […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
‘House M.D.’ announces the end

‘House M.D.’ announces the end

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – The producers of House M.D. announced on February 8 that this, the eighth season of the popular medical drama series, will be the last of a highly successful run. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning television show centers on a maverick, misanthropic doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine, heading a team in a fictional New […]

09.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Main line-up at 62nd Berlin film festival

Main line-up at 62nd Berlin film festival

(BERLIN-AFP) – The 62nd Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, kicks off on Thursday with 23 productions screening in the main showcase. Eighteen pictures will vie for the Golden Bear top prize at the event running to February 19, with a jury led by British director Mike Leigh selecting the winner. […]

08.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Brillante Mendoza, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep join Arab Spring at Berlin film fest

Brillante Mendoza, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep join Arab Spring at Berlin film fest

(BERLIN-AFP) – The Arab Spring uprisings and political turmoil in the West will dominate the 62nd Berlin film festival starting Thursday, as Hollywood royalty sprinkles stardust in the frigid German capital. Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson, Antonio Banderas and Christian Bale are due in town to present new films at the first […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Philippines, Asia’s K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

Philippines, Asia’s K-Pop clones dance to South Korean beat

(Singapore-AFP) – Twelve-year-old Sabrina Kaur does not understand the lyrics of her favourite South Korean boy band Big Bang’s songs and, until recently, had never met Koreans in real life. But that did not stop her from joining more than a thousand other Singaporean girls at an audition in the city-state in January to discover […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
McCartney headlines queen’s jubilee concert

McCartney headlines queen’s jubilee concert

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Beatles legend Paul McCartney will headline a large concert in front of Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee, organiser Gary Barlow said Tuesday. Barlow, the frontman of pop band Take That who has been tasked with putting together the June 4 tribute to mark the monarch’s 60 years on […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Madonna propels Super Bowl to most-watched show on TV

Madonna propels Super Bowl to most-watched show on TV

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – This year’s Super Bowl XLVI championship game for American football, won by the New York Giants, was watched by a record-breaking 111.3 million US fans, slightly beating last year’s event by just 300,000 viewers as the highest rated show ever on US television. In 2011 the game drew 111 million fans to […]

07.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Miss Piggy to grill stars at BAFTA awards

Miss Piggy to grill stars at BAFTA awards

(LONDON-AFP) – Hollywood stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt are set to face a grilling from Miss Piggy on the red carpet at the BAFTA film awards in Britain, it was announced Monday. The glamorous pink star of “The Muppets” will question the stars as they arrive at the British Academy Film Awards 2012 on […]

06.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Manga pirates to get own Tokyo exhibition

Manga pirates to get own Tokyo exhibition

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – The adventures of the One Piece manga and animated movie characters are to be displayed at an art exhibition in Tokyo set up by their original creator, Eiichiro Oda. The pirates of the tale, which started out as a comic strip in the Shonen Jumpweekly comic in 1997, have become iconic characters around the world and […]

05.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Gourmet chocolate maker teams up with writer Nicholas Sparks in love story contest

Gourmet chocolate maker teams up with writer Nicholas Sparks in love story contest

(Relaxnews) – Like the sweeping love stories Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate, inspired by perhaps one of the most mythologized foods in literature, a confectionery brand has partnered with New York Times bestselling novelist Nicholas Sparks in a contest that seeks the sweetest love story. In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, when store shelves groan with heart-shaped […]

05.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Promotions ·
Pacino, Walken and Arkin to star in ‘Stand Up Guys’

Pacino, Walken and Arkin to star in ‘Stand Up Guys’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Three Oscar winners, Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman), Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), will star in Stand Up Guys. Previously titled Old Timers, the story follows a pair of aging con men who try to get the old gang together again for one last night of debauchery […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Ad giants seek catchy tunes at MIDEM music market

Ad giants seek catchy tunes at MIDEM music market

(CANNES, France-AFP) – What kind of tune will make someone want to buy a bar of soap, a painkiller or a condom? That was the question facing ad agencies who flocked to this week’s MIDEM global music market in search of catchy sounds for their next big brand campaigns. Many artists were long reluctant to […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Chinese epic vies for gold at Berlin film festival

Chinese epic vies for gold at Berlin film festival

(BERLIN-AFP) – A sweeping Chinese epic, “White Deer Plain”, will round out the list of 18 films vying for gold at the 62nd Berlin film festival, organisers said Tuesday. Festival chief Dieter Kosslick told reporters the movie by 2007 Berlin Golden Bear winner Wang Quan’an would go up against competitors from the United States, Europe, […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna just released the clip for the first single from her upcoming album MDNA, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. MDNA, her 12th album and followup to 2008’s Hard Candy, releases via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video premiered on Thursday, February 2, on […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry for the film rights to a biopic and concert film in 3D, per media reports. According to Deadline Hollywood, footage for the film has already been shot by director Nanette Burstein, who has made the documentaries American Teen and The Kid Stays in the Picture, the […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna unveiled the cover art for her upcoming 12th studio album, MDNA, on her Facebook page on Tuesday. The album is expected to release via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video for the album’s first single, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will premiere on […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

Tech companies cash in on Valentine’s Day with pink Nintendo 3DS, Galaxy S II

(Relaxnews) – Nintendo is releasing a Pearl Pink 3DS handheld gaming console that will arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day. The portable device, which was previously only available in a limited-edition bundle, will be available from February 10 from $169.99. Samsung is also betting that a pink smartphone will make the perfect gift for […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Twilight ‘Breaking Dawn, Part 2’ scene to be revealed at ‘Part 1’ DVD launch

Twilight ‘Breaking Dawn, Part 2’ scene to be revealed at ‘Part 1’ DVD launch

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Months before the much-anticipated finale of the Twilight Saga, 500 select stores of the American retailer Target will unveil an exclusive excerpt from the film during the night of February 10-11. The midnight unveiling of Part 2, the final installment, will be presented as an in-store promotion for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Breaking […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Oscars launch ‘digital experience’ online

Oscars launch ‘digital experience’ online

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Now that the Golden Globes have been awarded, Academy Awards season officially kicks off with the 2012 launch of its “Oscar Digital Experience” leading up to the 84th Academy Awards on February 26. The morning of January 24 when the Oscar nominees are announced, Oscar.com will post videos of reactions from social […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Blockbusters dominate Asian Film Awards nominations

Blockbusters dominate Asian Film Awards nominations

(HONG KONG-Relaxnews) – This year’s Asian Film Awards have brought out the big guns by nominating three Chinese-language blockbusters in a slew of categories and four productions which have also been put forward for Oscars consideration. The 6th AFAs will be announced at a gala ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on March […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Katy Perry joins cast of ‘The Sims 3’

Katy Perry joins cast of ‘The Sims 3’

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is to feature in a special edition of The Sims 3 Showtime, a showbiz expansion for best-selling computer game The Sims 3. The deal means that The Sims 3 Showtime Katy Perry Collector’s Edition will include the Showtime expansion (also available separately or as a download), and a suite of special in-game items: the Ultimate […]

19.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Myspace to unveil Myspace TV

Myspace to unveil Myspace TV

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Myspace, the social network website, will reveal its plans for Myspace TV at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. New Internet-connected television sets from Panasonic Viera will use a Myspace TV application that allows virtual viewing parties, reported the Los Angeles Times. Viewers will be able to chat with friends online […]

10.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Bollywood looks east to tap Chinese market

Bollywood looks east to tap Chinese market

(MUMBAI-AFP) – India’s Bollywood film industry is eyeing its Asian rival China as a potential market, after a successful run of “3 Idiots”, the coming-of-age comedy starring Aamir Khan. The 2009 film, about a group of struggling students at one of India’s elite universities, opened in China in October and takings have so far topped […]

07.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
The most-anticipated 3D films of 2012

The most-anticipated 3D films of 2012

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Despite concerns that filmgoers are losing interest in 3D films, seven of the top ten blockbusters in 2011 were in 3D. The novelty may have worn off but 3D offers audiences an experience they cannot get at home or on their phones. Even when the 1994 animated movie The Lion King was converted and […]

02.01.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·