Next year’s iPhones will have Beats Music baked in: report

Next year’s iPhones will have Beats Music baked in: report

(Relaxnews) – Starting in 2015, Apple’s smartphones and tablets will come out of the box with music streaming integrated into their operating system. The Financial Times claims that plans are afoot to make Beats Music — the music streaming service Apple bought as part of a $3 billion acquisition earlier this year — into a native iPhone […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Fashion films of the week: MICA, Victoria’s Secret, Dior

Fashion films of the week: MICA, Victoria’s Secret, Dior

(Relaxnews) – With wearable tech, lingerie castings and a fantasy escape in Los Angeles, here’s our latest pick of the week’s best fashion films. Opening Ceremony & Intel Starring Rashida Jones, a friend of the Opening Ceremony design duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, this short, and fairly funny film shows off some of the […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Has Ai Ai truly moved on from failed marriage?

Has Ai Ai truly moved on from failed marriage?

Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas admitted that her failed marriage to businessman Jed Salang which lasted less than a month was one of the things from her past that she wants to forget. “Kung tungkol sa love life ko, tinuldukan ko na po ‘yan. Kinalimutan ko na at ayaw ko nang balikan na ikinasal ako […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Vic on having a new baby: I will be happier

Vic on having a new baby: I will be happier

While he enjoys bonding with his children and grandchildren, veteran comedian Vic Sotto is open to the idea of having another baby. “Kapag darating [ang baby] I will be happier. It’s most welcome kung may parating pa. Bonggang, bonggang, bongga,” said Sotto, who is in a relationship with his “Eat Bulaga” co-host Pauleen Luna. When […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity winemaking couple Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy, frontman for the rock band Muse, have joined FarmVille in a new online game that allows players to create their own virtual wine. This week, “FarmVille 2: Country Escape” introduced cartoon avatars of the couple who launched their own winery Hudson Bellamy in Santa Barbara County, California […]

Sony opts out of Steve Jobs biopic

Sony opts out of Steve Jobs biopic

(Relaxnews) – The Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic has been made available to other studios after Sony Pictures chose not to continue with the project, despite the involvement of several big names both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Aaron Sorkin wrote the script, in consultation with “Jobs” biographer Walter Isaacson, Apple […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

(Relaxnews) – With Lily James of “Downton Abbey” taking the title role, Disney’s first trailer for “Cinderella” offers a peek at the March 2015 fairy tale movie. Cate Blanchett is in place as Ella’s cruel stepmother, with Holliday Grainger (“Great Expectations”) and another “Downton Abbey” cast member in Sophie McShera as her adoptive sisters. Helena […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Take two from U2 with film version of album

Take two from U2 with film version of album

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2, who faced mockery for sending their album for free to iTunes’ half billion users, are back with a new experiment — a film version by leading urban artists. “Films of Innocence” will feature motion pictures by 11 artists known for work in city spaces. The Irish band said the artists were […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth named world’s sexiest man

‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth named world’s sexiest man

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Australian actor and “Thor” avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world’s sexiest man, the US magazine People said Thursday. The honor was announced on the late night US TV show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC and in the magazine itself. With his face at first masked and his voice digitally modified, Hemsworth, 31, […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
‘An American in Paris’ musical to premiere in… Paris

‘An American in Paris’ musical to premiere in… Paris

(PARIS-AFP) – The stage version of cult 1951 musical “An American in Paris” will this week make its world premiere in the City of Love where it is set, before hitting Broadway next year. More than 60 years after actor and dancer Gene Kelly dazzled onscreen as an American soldier trying to woo a French […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
One Direction back with dose ‘Four’ of boy band pop

One Direction back with dose ‘Four’ of boy band pop

(NEW YORK-AFP) – One Direction has returned for the fourth straight year with a holiday season album, as the boy band proves its longevity through a gradually maturing sound. The British heartthrobs stormed onto the stage in 2010 with an appearance on the talent show “The X Factor.” Since 2011, the band has released an […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

(Relaxnews) – The American singer will appear at the top of the bill, with Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier also performing during the underwear brand’s show in London early next month. According to a post on the company’s Facebook page the 24-year-old singer is one of this year’s star performers at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, set […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

(Relaxnews) – Italian hosiery brand Golden Lady has chosen Miley Cyrus to be the face of its Rock Your Legs campaign. The seamless tights line is aimed at “very young, confident women, main characters of their future,” as the brand explains on its website. The singer appears in a video for the campaign directed by Terry […]

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

(Relaxnews) – The cast of characters from the highest-grossing animated film of all time, “Frozen,” will join the holiday celebrations at Disneyland Resort in California this year. Through January 6, 2015, sisters Anna and Elsa, as well as perhaps the most popular snowman second only to Frosty, Olaf, will join the roster of Disney holiday […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Holidays, Hollywood Stars ·
Iya Villania returns to GMA-7

Iya Villania returns to GMA-7

IYA Villania is back to where she started. The television host inked a new network contract with the Kapuso channel and was welcomed personally by GMA-7 executives. Present during the contract signing were Iya, her manager Arnold Vegafria, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon, Drama and Entertainment bosses Lilybeth Resonable, Marivin Arayat, Redgie […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
26th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants on Nov. 22

26th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants on Nov. 22

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—Virgelia Villegas, President of Virgelia Productions, Inc., announces that the 26th Annual Miss Asia USA and the 10th Annual Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants will be held at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center at 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, in the city of Redondo Beach, CA 90278 on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 4:00 […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
The rise and rise of Kendall Jenner: model signs for Estée Lauder

The rise and rise of Kendall Jenner: model signs for Estée Lauder

(Relaxnews) – Nineteen-year-old Kendall Jenner was unveiled as the latest face of Estée Lauder over the weekend, but what’s behind the LA native’s sudden rise? The American model, who is part of the Kardashian family, famed for their reality TV show, will star in a new campaign for the beauty brand and was shot on the […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

(Relaxnews) – We might not be able to explain Kim Kardashian’s meteoric rise, but we’re certainly not able to deny it. This week news broke that the 34-year-old celebrity’s debut app has raked in over $43 million, and she’s also arrived on the front cover of Paper Magazine, shot by the legendary Jean-Paul Goude. Here’s […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Miss America 2001 launches memoir about fairy tale beginnings … and endings

Miss America 2001 launches memoir about fairy tale beginnings … and endings

Get ready for a faith-based, roller coaster ride with the first Asian-American Miss America, as she reveals how she tackled fame, depression,  suicide, and adversity of the most universal kind. (Los Angeles, Calif., November, 2014) Angela Perez Baraquio, the first Asian-American and first teacher to be crowned Miss America in 2001, breaks her silence in her […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Happenings ·
JM De Guzman not closing doors on ex-GF Jessy

JM De Guzman not closing doors on ex-GF Jessy

While he wants to focus on his career first, JM De Guzman stressed he is not closing any doors to the possibility of getting back with actress Jessy Mendiola. “Wala naman po akong sinara o wala akong parang… wala naman po akong sinasabi na ‘Tapos na.’ Bahala na, sa ngayon ang naisip ko lang career […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Culture Club scraps reunion due to Boy George throat

Culture Club scraps reunion due to Boy George throat

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Boy George on Thursday called off a reunion tour of 1980s pop sensations Culture Club after the British singer discovered a potentially serious problem in his throat. Culture Club had been due to launch its first US tour in 14 years on Saturday in the California desert resort of Rancho Mirage, followed […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Wahlburgers opens first restaurant outside US in Toronto

Wahlburgers opens first restaurant outside US in Toronto

(Relaxnews) – Wahlburgers, a burger chain co-owned by celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, along with their chef sibling Paul, has opened the first restaurant outside the US in Toronto, Canada. Located inside the luxury SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, Wahlburgers Toronto features a quick-serve counter with seating for 40 people as well as a full service […]

Washington museums get $2 billion ‘revitalization’ plan

Washington museums get $2 billion ‘revitalization’ plan

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Smithsonian Institution announced Thursday a major overhaul of its museums along the south side of the National Mall in Washington that could cost $2 billion before completion by 2036. The focal point of the project is a “revitalization” of the mid-19th century iconic Smithsonian Castle that will include shops, cafes and the […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook to helm sci-fi thriller ‘Second Born’

‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook to helm sci-fi thriller ‘Second Born’

(Relaxnews) – Around one year after releasing “Stoker,” the South Korean filmmaker will soon direct his second English-language film. A sci-fi thriller, “Second Born” is set in a futuristic world in which humans store their consciousness on neural microchip implants, enabling them to inhabit different bodies while retaining their own personality and memories. The technology […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

(BEIJING-AFP) – Chinese traders are offering the chance to get that “world leader look” by selling copies of the garb worn by Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping at this week’s APEC summit in Beijing. While the silky high-collared tunics were based on the traditional “Mao suits” once beloved by Chinese leaders, social media […]

‘Wonder Woman’ film taps ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ director

‘Wonder Woman’ film taps ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ director

(Relaxnews) – Frontrunner for the director’s position on “Wonder Woman” is Michelle MacLaren, who has steered “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.” Having directed eleven episodes over four seasons of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” run, MacLaren also has considerable experience as a producer on both “Breaking Bad” (for which she won two Emmys) […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

Actress Sylvia Sanchez will take a short break from show business after the hit daytime soap “Be Careful With My Heart”, which will end this November 28. During the farewell press conference of the said morning series, Sanchez explained that she wants to spend some quality time with her family. “After po nito, gusto ko […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Piano virtuoso to perform at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater and Steinway Gallery Pasadena

Piano virtuoso to perform at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater and Steinway Gallery Pasadena

After a triumphant standing ovation performance at the Bing Theatre of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) last November 2013, acclaimed Filipino pianist Rudolf Golez will be performing at two venues in Los Angeles this month. The virtuoso pianist  is scheduled to perform at an exclusive performance at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater on November 14,2014 at 8 p.m. […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Hollywood aims to reclaim crown as world film capital

Hollywood aims to reclaim crown as world film capital

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Los Angeles famously calls itself the Entertainment Capital of the World. But the reality is, many filmmakers have long since fled to cheaper locations in London, New York, Canada and elsewhere. Now Hollywood is battling to win back its title. “Film audiences often think of California as the home of the film […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Holiday gifts for ‘Walking Dead’ fans

Holiday gifts for ‘Walking Dead’ fans

(Relaxnews) – AMC’s zombie series is more popular than ever, which means there’s probably at least one “Walking Dead” fan on your holiday shopping list. Why not surprise them with something more original than a standard DVD? “The Walking Dead”: Season 4 Limited Edition Blu-ray Boxed Set Collectors will appreciate this set’s unique presentation stand, […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Disney dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’ and Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Disney dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’ and Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

(Relaxnews) – “Zootopia” will open in March 2016, followed by “Moana” in December of the same year. In the meantime, this January, Disney will release another animated feature: “Strange Magic,” produced by Lucasfilm and based on a screenplay by George Lucas himself. “Zootopia” will focus on Nick Wilde, a fast-talking fox accused of a crime […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Luis on politics: Never akong pinilit ng mommy

Luis on politics: Never akong pinilit ng mommy

Actor Luis Manzano is giving himself one-and-a-half months to finally decide if he will run in the 2016 elections. However, the son of Batangas Governor Vilma Santos is not saying what position he is eyeing. Manzano reported that he and girlfriend Angel Locsin had dinner with his mother and stepfather Sen. Ralph Recto. “Never akong […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Insurgent’ teaser adopts apocalyptic tone

‘Insurgent’ teaser adopts apocalyptic tone

(Relaxnews) – Shailene Woodley’s Tris is tasked with rescuing her mother (Ashley Judd) in a brief teaser clip for March 2015’s “Insurgent,” the second film adapted from “The Divergent Series.” The trailer hits just as pre-release excitement is peaking for this month’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.” Based on the trilogy written by […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Time Warner Cable in SoCal adds diversity with Myx TV

Time Warner Cable in SoCal adds diversity with Myx TV

Multicultural Asian American Entertainment Network Myx TV now available on digital channel 1454 LOS ANGELES, Calif.   – Myx TV, the only English-language  multicultural Asian American entertainment network in the United States, announced today its launch on Time Warner Cable throughout Southern California. Digital cable customers of Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles, San Diego, Desert Cities, CA and […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Services ·
Pechanga Resort ‬& ‬Casino’s dedicated Filipino host team

Pechanga Resort ‬& ‬Casino’s dedicated Filipino host team

Pechanga Resort & Casino entitles VIP valued customers access of exclusive offers and promotions to experience the VIP privileges. Our Filipino host team can assist you with advanced booking of hotel rooms, restaurants reservations, entertainment & shows tickets, preferred golf tee times and more. Join the Pechanga Rewards Club to enjoy the friendly and attentive […]

‘Heidi’ adaptation set for international distribution

‘Heidi’ adaptation set for international distribution

(Relaxnews) – Alpine children’s story “Heidi” looks set for international success with “Heidi and the Magic Pool” featuring Bill Nighy, Anna Friel and Greg Wise. Johanna Spyri’s 1880 novel “Heidi” serves as inspiration for the latest cinematic version, with John Henderson — a director on episodes of British sitcoms “Spy,” “Saxondale,” “The Gemma Factor” and […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kenneth Willardt’s ‘The Beauty Book’ comes with AR app

Kenneth Willardt’s ‘The Beauty Book’ comes with AR app

(Relaxnews) – The Danish photographer’s new coffee table book offers two ways to experience his work: with or without augmented reality. The market for fashion photography coffee table books is a crowded one, to say the least. So to make his book stand out from the fray, Kenneth Willardt decided to rely on a bit […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Online ·
Bela and Marian hug it out for reconciliation

Bela and Marian hug it out for reconciliation

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress Bela Padilla expressed happiness over her recent reconciliation with Marian Rivera, with whom she had a rift after she supposedly became too chummy with the latter’s fiancée, Dingdong Dantes, while working on “Endless Love” in 2010. “I wanted closure na rin kasi. Medyo matagal na namin ’yun inaantay. Kasi tapos na […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Fil-Am artists support campaign to stop killings of journalists

Fil-Am artists support campaign to stop killings of journalists

Art Exhibit opens on Nov. 15; Memorial event on Nov. 22 LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American artists and journalists have joined forces to support the campaign to stop the killings of journalists in the Philippines. To help fund a memorial event and traveling photo exhibit marking the 5th anniversary of the Ampatuan Massacre, the Fil-Am artists will […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Happenings, Local News ·
Filipino film ‘EDSA Woolworth’ looks into blended family issues and values

Filipino film ‘EDSA Woolworth’ looks into blended family issues and values

TFC@theMovies offers must-see “different” family entertainment film to 41 US and Canada theatres starting this Friday, Nov. 14 “EDSA Woolworth is a film that looks into a blended Filipino and American family whose members, at first glance, have everything clashing – personalities, lifestyles, life goals, name it. If you were to match a whole family, this […]

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj shine at MTV awards in Scotland

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj shine at MTV awards in Scotland

(LONDON-AFP) – Pop stars Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj sparkled at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Sunday, held in the Scottish city of Glasgow for the first time. After opening the show with a thumping performance dressed in a futuristic silver leotard, Grande won best female artist and best song for her hit “Problem”. […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Art agenda: Singapore Art Prize, Jeff Koons

Art agenda: Singapore Art Prize, Jeff Koons

(Relaxnews) – Singapore’s annual Art Prize descends upon the country’s Art Museum, and a Jeff Koons retrospective is displayed within the Pompidou Center, Paris, France. Signature Art Prize November 14, 2014 – March 15, 2015 Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Fifteen finalists for the SAP go on display from November, with the winners announced on January […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Lupita Nyong’o stars in new campaign for Lancôme

Lupita Nyong’o stars in new campaign for Lancôme

(Relaxnews) – The Oscar-winning actress appears in a new lipstick ad for the beauty brand. The Mexican-Kenyan actress, who picked up this year’s Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, has been shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot for the new Lancôme campaign. Wearing the brand’s L’Absolu Rouge in Rouge Amour lipstick and a stunning pink dress, […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Gap’s arty films include dancing sweaters and a high-five machine

Gap’s arty films include dancing sweaters and a high-five machine

(Relaxnews) – Gap has been killing it of late. Days after it launched a Christmas campaign shot by Sofia Coppola, they’ve shown off a series of ‘Art Films’ to celebrate its Gap Gift Guide. Gap is continuing with its ‘Dress Normal’ campaign for the holidays, but it’s using it as an excuse to act weird. The latest […]

Trailer: stakes (and bows) raised in main ‘Hobbit’ trailer

Trailer: stakes (and bows) raised in main ‘Hobbit’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – The main trailer for December’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” sets up a climactic ending to Peter Jackson’s second Tolkien trilogy. Dwarves, Elves and Men must face up to the dangers wrought by fallen hero Thorin as his desire for wealth threatens a teetering alliance, while Sauron hatches a devious […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Pink Floyd signs out with ‘river’ journey back

Pink Floyd signs out with ‘river’ journey back

(NEW YORK-AFP) – How does one of rock history’s most influential acts sign off? For Pink Floyd, it will be with a collection of outtakes bearing the band’s epic psychedelic roots — but whose theme this time is not alienation, but continuity. Pink Floyd has declared that “The Endless River” — the band’s first album […]

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender in talks to play Steve Jobs

(Relaxnews) – After being turned down by Leonardo DiCaprio and, on Monday, by Christian Bale, producers are courting yet another actor for the biopic on the Apple co-founder. Negotiations with Bale came close to the finish line. Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the script, even confirmed during an interview that the actor would play Steve Jobs, […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
‘Interstellar’: timely ode to space conquest

‘Interstellar’: timely ode to space conquest

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – It has not been a good week or two for space travel. But “Interstellar,” the new Oscar-tipped movie starring Matthew McConaughey, may just get a boost from the bad news. Days after a privately owned rocket exploded on take-off for the International Space Station (ISS), followed by the crash of a Virgin […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Love Boat’ cast christens latest Princess Cruises’ ship

‘The Love Boat’ cast christens latest Princess Cruises’ ship

(Relaxnews) – The cast of “The Love Boat,” the TV series that popularized the notion of cruising in the 1980s, reunited in Florida Wednesday to help fete Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary along with a roster of some of the show’s most popular guest stars and a sea of champagne. At a bash held in Fort […]

06.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Uma Thurman joins US remake of ‘The Slap’

Uma Thurman joins US remake of ‘The Slap’

(Relaxnews) – The actress has stepped in to replace Mary-Louise Parker in “The Slap,” the NBC miniseries adapted from the Australian format, Tvline.com has announced. Forced to back out of the project for health reasons, Mary-Louise Parker has made way for Uma Thurman. The star of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” movies has signed on to […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Christian Bale pulls out of Steve Jobs biopic: report

Christian Bale pulls out of Steve Jobs biopic: report

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – British “Dark Knight” star Christian Bale has pulled out of a planned biopic of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, industry media reported Monday. Bale — the second actor to decline the role after Leonardo DiCaprio — discussed the part with “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle, but no deal was reached, according to […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Myrtle sought Grace Poe’s permission before posing for FHM

Myrtle sought Grace Poe’s permission before posing for FHM

“Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB) winner and cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa revealed she asked for Senator Grace Poe’s permission before she agreed to be the cover girl of men’s magazine FHM. Sarrosa is currently going out with Poe’s son Bryan and is also friends with Poe’s daughter. “We are very close kasi lagi akong bumibisita sa family […]

04.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

Taylor Swift takes the reins on global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Taylor Swift continued to work her social media mojo for the week of October 27 through November 2, taking the top spot on Starcount’s global social media chart in the wake of her latest album release. In the US, Billboard reported that the star’s LP “1989” was on track to reach 1.3 million sales in […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Trailer: ‘Furious 7’ drops power-packed debut

Trailer: ‘Furious 7’ drops power-packed debut

(Relaxnews) – Original faces from across the “Fast & Furious” franchise return for what will be, in the words of Dominic Toretto, “one last ride.” Parachuting out of a plane inside a souped-up sportscar, rescuing a hostage from inside a heavily armored bus on a treacherous mountainside road, and teetering just one powerslide from safety […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Film sparks Paddington Bear revival in London

Film sparks Paddington Bear revival in London

(LONDON-AFP) – The movie “Paddington” has sparked a resurgence of interest in the bear from darkest Peru, with exhibitions, statues and a new book of his adventures coming out before the New Year. Paddington Bear’s journey to the silver screen has been a long one, but Michael Bond’s much-loved children’s book character has been popular […]

03.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

Burj Al Arab to fete its 15th anniversary like it’s 1999

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 15th anniversary, the Burj Al Arab — Dubai’s instantly recognizable sail-like landmark — will be throwing a party in keeping with the glitz and glamor of its hometown that will include a collaboration with Hermès and a fireworks and 3D projection mapping show. Built on an artificial island 280 meters […]

02.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Hello Kitty celebrates 40th birthday

Hello Kitty celebrates 40th birthday

(TOKYO-AFP) – Hello Kitty, Japan’s global icon of cute, marked her 40th anniversary on Saturday with a human-size version of the feline character regaling fans at an upscale Tokyo department store and a theme park. The moon-faced creation, who has spawned a multi-billion dollar industry, began her birthday by trying her hand as manager of […]

Miley Cyrus the new face of MAC Viva Glam

Miley Cyrus the new face of MAC Viva Glam

(Relaxnews) – The American singer is the latest popstar to take on the cosmetics company’s crusade against HIV and AIDS as the spokesperson for Viva Glam. Twenty-one-year-old Miley Cyrus has been named as the latest face of MAC’s Viva Glam line. Miley takes over duties from Barbadian singer Rihanna, who also has her own line with […]

Halloween beauty tips: the best celebrity looks

Halloween beauty tips: the best celebrity looks

(Relaxnews) – In Tinseltown Halloween isn’t just one night. Oh no! As with everything in Hollywood the stars don’t do things by halves, and some major names have already hit the party circuit in some cool looks. Here are some of the best so far. Kate Hudson – instagram.com/p/ukbgHVpclp The actress posted this Halloween look four days […]

Neil Patrick Harris to appear in ‘American Horror Story’ finale

Neil Patrick Harris to appear in ‘American Horror Story’ finale

(Relaxnews) – The former “How I Met Your Mother” star will return to TV this December in the last two episodes of the horror show’s current season. Neil Patrick Harris was dying to play a role in “American Horror Story,” as he told the show’s creator Ryan Murphy last July. To make his dreams come […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Exodus Gods & Kings’ trailer sets up epic sibling rivalry

‘Exodus Gods & Kings’ trailer sets up epic sibling rivalry

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer for “Exodus: Gods and Kings” sets up the sibling bond between Moses and Ramses, before two nations clash under a plague-filled sky. Moses’ challenge — the granting of freedom to a country’s slavebound underclass — threatens to destabilize not only a nation’s economy and its cultural ambitions, but also his […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight and Greg Kinnear cast in ‘Same Kind of Different as Me’

Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight and Greg Kinnear cast in ‘Same Kind of Different as Me’

(Relaxnews) – Along with Beninese-American actor Djimon Hounsou, the three stars will appear in the film adaptation of the book by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent. Published in 2006 and based on a true story, “Same Kind of Different as Me” centers on the unlikely friendship between Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), a high-profile […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

“Frozen” tops Halloween costume charts

(Relaxnews) – It’s set to be a cold, cold Halloween this year as characters from Disney’s 2013 animated film “Frozen” top the chart of the most popular costumes. According to a study by e-commerce provider SLI Systems, Internet users in the US, the UK and Australia have conducted over one million online searches this Halloween season […]

30.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Halloween, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon look into telekinesis for Fox

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon look into telekinesis for Fox

(Relaxnews) – The two friends have become increasingly involved in the small screen over the past year, and the trend shows no sign of stopping. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has just picked up a comedy series with a paranormal twist from the duo’s Pearl Street Films. The untitled series focuses on a 25-year-old […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Halili still feels awkward with Rocco Nacino

Halili still feels awkward with Rocco Nacino

Sheena Halili feels “awkward” being around ex-boyfriend Rocco Nacino especially now that they are working together on “Hiram na Alaala,” her first teleserye after renewing her contract with GMA this month. “Rocco and I had closure but I admit, I still feel awkward working with him. I even fumble my lines sometimes,” shared Sheena. Sheena […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Football: German World Cup winners fill Ballon d’Or list

Football: German World Cup winners fill Ballon d’Or list

(ZURICH-AFP) – Holder Cristiano Ronaldo faces competition from six German World Cup winners in the 23 nominees for the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year announced Tuesday. Spain’s La Liga dominated the FIFA list with 10 players including Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale of Wales and Colombia’s James Rodriguez, but there was no […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Tourism: Taylor Swift is NYC’s latest spokesperson

Tourism: Taylor Swift is NYC’s latest spokesperson

(Relaxnews) – NYC & Company, the official New York City tourism office, has recruited the singer as its “Global Welcome Ambassador” for the 2014-2015 season. “Welcome to New York,” a track from her new album “1989,” was revealed as the official song of the destination’s latest advertising campaign. Named “Welcome to New York” after Taylor […]

Superman’s origin story headed to TV

Superman’s origin story headed to TV

(Relaxnews) – The new FOX series “Gotham” seems to have inspired producers at Warner. According to Bleedingcool.com, the studio is developing a Superman series titled “Krypton.” After watching Batman’s origin story unfold on FOX’s “Gotham,” superhero fans may soon get a show on Superman’s early years. Judging by its title, “Krypton” will likely be set […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Iranian vampire tale ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

Trailer: Iranian vampire tale ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

(Relaxnews) – Sheila Vand of “Argo” stars as the nameless lead of “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” set for a November 21 release. Blending conventions from classic horror, spaghetti western and romantic drama, the trailer for “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night” shows one reason why an Iranian town might be losing […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Gina Alajar on son Geoff: He’s a better person now

Gina Alajar on son Geoff: He’s a better person now

ACTOR Geoff Eigenmann became a “better person” after getting through the challenging times in his personal life and career. Seasoned actress Gina Alajar said in a recent interview that her 29-year-old son has started to open up again to her and their whole family. “Geoff, for a time, we did not understand him. You cannot […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Charice: ‘Kung gwapo kaya ako, iba kaya ang trato?’

Charice: ‘Kung gwapo kaya ako, iba kaya ang trato?’

Despite her achievements on the international stage, singer Charice still feels unappreciated in her own country. The 22-year-old singer clarified the statements she made on her Instagram account where she cast doubt as to whether Filipinos are truly proud of her or not. “I’m just being truthful,” she said. “Ever since I started, it has […]

28.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

Beyonce allies with TopShop for new fashion brand

(LONDON-AFP) – US singer Beyonce and British high-street retailer TopShop said Monday they were launching a fashion brand for “athletic streetwear” that will be available this time next year. The joint venture, Parkwood TopShop Athletic, will include “clothing, footwear and accessories across dance, fitness and sports categories,” the chain said in a statement. Philip Green, […]

‘Fast & Furious 7’ becomes ‘Furious 7’ for April release

‘Fast & Furious 7’ becomes ‘Furious 7’ for April release

(Relaxnews) – The Vin Diesel and Paul Walker movie has a new title — “Furious 7” — and the prospect of a new trailer arriving on November 1. It’ll be the first entry to the 13-year-old franchise to drop “Fast” from its title, though 2013’s “Fast & Furious 6” was at one point thought to […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sends first tweet

(LONDON-AFP) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II sent her first ever tweet during a visit to a museum Friday, signing it “Elizabeth R” — and even removing a glove to post it. The 88-year-old’s Twitter debut came during a visit to London’s Science Museum as she opened a new gallery dedicated to the history of communication […]

‘Ouija’ spooks N. American box office competition

‘Ouija’ spooks N. American box office competition

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Spooky thriller “Ouija” haunted the top of the North American box office, debuting in first place, industry estimates showed Sunday. The supernatural horror flick, about a group of friends who awaken an ancient spirit with a Ouija board, a game where players attempt to talk with ghosts, earned $20 million in its […]

26.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bookshop celebrates Carlos Bulosan on Filipino American History Month

Bookshop celebrates Carlos Bulosan on Filipino American History Month

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – The book, America Is in the Heart: A Personal History by Carlos Bulosan will be the center of the Filipino American History Month celebration on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The event is sponsored by Philippine Expressions Bookshop and is free and open to the public. It will be held at Search to Involve Filipino […]

24.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Local News ·
James Wan to return to horror with ‘The Conjuring 2’

James Wan to return to horror with ‘The Conjuring 2’

(Relaxnews) – After helming the 2013 movie about the paranormal detective team, James Wan will return for the sequel, Deadline reports. News of his arrival follows the decision to push “The Conjuring 2” forward to 2016. James Wan, who recently wrapped “Fast and Furious 7,” is no stranger to the horror genre. Among his directing […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Naomi Watts named L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel

Naomi Watts named L’Oréal Paris spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – After recently inducting Karlie Kloss into the exclusive club of L’Oréal Paris brand ambassadors, the cosmetics brand has bestowed the same honor on Naomi Watts. At age 46, Naomi Watts is the latest face of L’Oréal Paris. The British-Australian actress joins the ranks of the brand’s other prestigious ambassadors alongside Penelope Cruz, Doutzen […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Meryl Streep to sing off key for Stephen Frears

Meryl Streep to sing off key for Stephen Frears

(Relaxnews) – The actress will co-star with Hugh Grant in a biopic on Florence Foster Jenkins, the amateur soprano known for her particularly awful singing, the Daily Mail reports. Meryl Streep will play the wealthy heiress and New York socialite who, despite a complete lack of rhythm and pitch, relentlessly pursued an operatic singing career. […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Marvel releases dark ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ teaser

Marvel releases dark ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ teaser

(Relaxnews) – The sequel about the team made up of Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow now has its first teaser-trailer. In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the Marvel superhero team goes up against the robotic supervillain Ultron and his army set on destroying the human race. A few new characters will […]

23.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Angeline on her breasts: ‘Nahihirapan ako kasi sobrang laki’

Angeline on her breasts: ‘Nahihirapan ako kasi sobrang laki’

Singer-actress Angeline Quinto, who has been open about her cosmetic enhancements, revealed that she once considered undergoing breast reduction surgery. Speaking on the sidelines of the press conference of her new film “Beauty in a Bottle,” Quinto said she eventually decided against it after consulting a doctor. “Sa totoo lang po, itong boobs ko ay […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

Papal favourites served up in new recipe book

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – From an Argentinian dessert that translates as “milk candy” to Polish ravioli, a member of Vatican’s famed Swiss Guard on Tuesday unveiled a range of recipes of dishes favoured by popes. David Geisser, 24, who joined the elite Vatican security corps a month ago launched his cookbook “Bon Appetit, Swiss Guard” in […]

CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

CN Traveler readers name Disney world’s best cruise line 2014

(Relaxnews) – Disney, Crystal Cruises and Windstar have emerged the highest-rated cruise lines in CN Traveler magazine’s latest edition of the Readers’ Choice Awards which has released a list of the top cruise brands for 2014. The top 28 cruise lines are divided into four categories: large ship lines, midsize, small ship and river cruise. […]

Marvel Studios executive ready for female superhero film

Marvel Studios executive ready for female superhero film

(Relaxnews) – If Victoria Alonso were in charge of Marvel’s announcement schedule, the studio would be talking about a female superhero film “today.” Speaking at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit on October 18, executive producer Alonso was able to offer insight into working behind the scenes on Marvel’s latest crop of blockbusters. Her appearance […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

James Bond ‘submarine Lotus’ goes up for auction on eBay for $1 million

(Relaxnews) – It’s an underwater car that can’t be driven and doesn’t work in water, but this former James Bond prop has been listed on eBay for a cool $1 million. The Lotus Esprit “submarine car” appeared in the film “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977 and is, according to the owner, one of […]

Ryan Murphy sells another horror series

Ryan Murphy sells another horror series

(Relaxnews) – The “American Horror Story” creator will mine a similar vein with “Scream Queens,” a new horror-comedy series ordered by Fox, The Hollywood Reporter reveals. Due to air in fall 2015, the first series of “Scream Queens” is set on a college campus rocked by series of murders. The idea is to reprise the […]

22.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

Palawan in the Philippines named world’s top island: CN Traveler

(Relaxnews) – If you’ve been to Thailand, done Bali and bought the T-shirt in Vietnam, consider Palawan, one of 7,107 islands belonging to the Philippines that’s just been named the world’s top island by readers of CN Traveler magazine. About an hour’s flight from Manila, Palawan’s virtue lies in the fact that it remains largely […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

Cristiano Ronaldo takes a top spot on social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo grabs a spot on Starcount’s chart of the top stars on social media list for the week of October 13-19. The Portuguese athlete hit a major milestone on Facebook last week. On October 15, Facebook announced that Ronaldo had hit 100 million fans, making him the most popular […]

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

‘Marley & Me’ story to continue on the small screen

(Relaxnews) – A comedy series created as a sequel to “Marley & Me,” the film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston, has landed at NBC. The pilot ordered by the network will be written by former “Sex and the City” screenwriter Jenny Bicks. Released in December 2008, “Marley & Me” depicts the ups and downs […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

Disney reveals first concept art from ‘Moana’

(Relaxnews) – The studio has shared a first look at its next animated feature, which is due to hit theaters in late 2016. “Moana” is to be directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the duo behind “The Great Mouse Detective,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “The Princess and the Frog.” Set 2,000 years ago […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Maxene Magalona wants to move to ABS-CBN

Maxene Magalona wants to move to ABS-CBN

“I’m so grateful to them, but now it’s time for me to move on.” This was Maxene Magalona’s declaration when asked about her ties with GMA-7, her home station of over a decade, following her string of guest appearances on rival network ABS-CBN in recent weeks. Referring to her guestings in various Kapamilya shows, Magalona […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

PARIS  (AFP) – Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone from being the “Terminator” to the “Innovator”, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday, praising him for his work to prevent climate change. The actor turned politician was presiding over a climate change conference of the world’s regions in Paris on Friday and Saturday in the […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Hollywood Stars, World News ·
Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz pose under ‘Big Eyes’ in new poster

(Relaxnews) – The first poster for Tim Burton’s new feature was unveiled this weekend, showing the two stars in front of a painting by Margaret Keane. In “Big Eyes” — which seems to be closer in tone to “Ed Wood” and “Edward Scissorhands” than to “Dark Shadows” or “Alice in Wonderland” — the filmmaker tells […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

Art agenda: FIAC, El Greco in New York

(Relaxnews) – France welcomes another edition of its annual international contemporary art fair, FIAC, that extends along the banks of its river Seine, while the New York Met prepares a nine-painting retrospective on Spanish Renaissance artist El Greco. Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain October 23-26 Grand Palais, Paris, France The capital’s annual art festival, with exhibitors […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Scarlett Johansson courted for ‘Ghost in the Shell’

(Relaxnews) – DreamWorks has reached out to the star about a role in its adaptation of the famous Japanese manga, Deadline reports. The American actress is said to have inherited the role from Margot Robbie, who had been attached since September. After “Lucy,” Scarlett Johansson could be headed for another sci-fi blockbuster. The actress, who […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum

Billionaire donates cubism collection to NY museum

(NEW YORK-AFP) – One of the finest cubist collections in the world, painstakingly pieced together by a US billionaire and pledged to the Metropolitan Museum in New York opens to the public on October 20. Featuring 81 works of art by four artists, the museum says it will be the most important exhibition dedicated to […]

19.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment ·
DJ Durano admits past romance with Wenn Deramas

DJ Durano admits past romance with Wenn Deramas

Actor DJ Durano has finally confirmed that he once had a romantic relationship with film director Wenn Deramas. Durano said he is happy that he and Deramas remain friends even after their breakup. He said the director continues to help him with his showbiz projects. Durano is part of the upcoming comedy film “Moron 5.2”, […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Heidi Klum intimates line announced

Heidi Klum intimates line announced

(Relaxnews) – Bendon, the New Zealand-based underwear company that created the Elle Macpherson Intimates line, has signed a deal with the German model and TV host for her own collection of bras and panties. Heidi Klum looks set to continue her global assault on the fashion and lifestyle sectors after inking the deal with Bendon. According […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

Michelle Obama rocks out with turnip to promote good eating

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US first lady Michelle Obama — showing she is willing to go the extra mile for her anti-obesity campaign — has busted out a few of her dance moves… with a turnip. In a short video message, Obama holds up a turnip, asks “Turnip — for what?” and then sways and nods her […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

Christian Bale in talks to play Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle’s biopic

(Relaxnews) – Two weeks after Leonardo DiCaprio turned down the role, Christian Bale is on his way to playing the Apple co-founder. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that the British actor was in Sony’s sights for the role at the start of the project, when David Fincher was still attached to direct. Now Bale has entered […]

16.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Rafael Rosell shares rosy lovelife

Rafael Rosell shares rosy lovelife

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — KAPUSO actor Rafael Rosell is now enjoying a rosy lovelife courtesy of his new girlfriend, a Filipina-Ukranian model. After four years of being single, the 31-year-old hunk had finally decided to pursue someone and win her heart. Fortunately, in barely four months of continuous communication and courting, Rafael was successful in snatching […]

15.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
KC hospitalized for dengue

KC hospitalized for dengue

Actress KC Concepcion has been diagnosed with dengue. The actress on Sunday night posted a picture of her and “Ikaw Lamang” co-stars Amy Austria-Ventura and Alora Sasam on her Instagram account. The picture was taken in her hospital room, with Sasam and Ventura visiting the sick actress. Concepcion wrote that she has been diagnosed with […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

Iron Man returns for ‘Captain America 3’

(Relaxnews) – All becomes clear regarding Robert Downey Jr.’s ongoing involvement in Marvel’s crossover film franchises, as his Iron Man character is set to kick off a new story arc in “Captain America 3.” The addition of RDJ as Tony Stark/Iron Man means that Marvel’s Civil War storyline is set to move from comic book […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chanel goes behind the scenes of Baz Luhrmann’s No. 5 film

Chanel goes behind the scenes of Baz Luhrmann’s No. 5 film

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, Chanel made waves on the internet by releasing the first teaser for its new No. 5 campaign starring Gisele Bündchen. Now, on Tuesday, October 14, the brand reveals the making of the new advertising film. What is Gisele Bündchen running to or from? Why is the supermodel, the star of the […]

Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Maria Menounos, TV’s breakout star wears Oliver Tolentino

Celebrity Maria Menounos wore a red embroidered mermaid gown by Hollywood Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino last night in Los Angeles when she attended the Children’s Hospital Gala: Noche de Niños benefit.  Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman was honored at the benefit. Tolentino has been worn by celebrities including Jessica Alba, Carrie Underwood, Fergie, Anna Paquin, […]

14.10.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Local News ·
Hugh Grant dumps ‘Bridget Jones’ for good

Hugh Grant dumps ‘Bridget Jones’ for good

(Relaxnews) – This weekend, the actor revealed that he will not take part in the third movie in the franchise starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. After indicating a few months ago that the script was not to his liking, Hugh Grant confirmed to Free Radio that he will not reprise the role of Daniel […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dennis Trillo reacts to rumored Carla, Tom romance

Dennis Trillo reacts to rumored Carla, Tom romance

ACTOR Dennis Trillo said he is the first person to be happy if there’s truth to rumors that his “My Husband’s Lover” co-stars Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez are dating in real life. In a recent interview with the “Hiram Na Alaala” actor, Dennis said he thought of that possibility before while they were doing […]

13.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
‘Gone Girl’ remains at top of N. American box office

‘Gone Girl’ remains at top of N. American box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Gone Girl” stood tall atop the North American box office for a second straight week, fighting back competition from a number of new films, industry estimates showed Sunday. The mystery, starring Ben Affleck as a husband accused of murdering his wife (Rosamund Pike), raked in $26.8 million over the weekend, bringing its […]

12.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Game of Thrones’ starts shooting in Spain

‘Game of Thrones’ starts shooting in Spain

(SEVILLE, Spain-AFP) – Film crews on Friday began shooting part of the fifth season of popular US fantasy television series “Game of Thrones” in the southern Spanish city of Seville, delighting local authorities who expect a tourism boost. Onlookers held up umbrellas to protect themselves against driving rain as they tried to look over a […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat poses with the new Opel Corsa

(Relaxnews) – What do Claudia Schiffer and Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette have in common? For starters, both are spokesmodels for the new Opel Corsa. While the German supermodel stars in an ad campaign for Opel’s new city car, Choupette is the face of the 2015 Opel Corsa Calendar, shot by her famous owner. Tina Müller, […]

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ to become a TV series

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ to become a TV series

(Relaxnews) – A new generation of kids came to know the 1978 children’s book story through the 2009 animated feature and its 2013 sequel. Now “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is headed for the small screen. To turn the franchise into an animated series, Sony Pictures Animation has signed a deal with DHX Media, […]

10.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Naomi Watts and Tommy Hilfiger team to support breast cancer patients

Naomi Watts and Tommy Hilfiger team to support breast cancer patients

(Relaxnews) – For the eighth consecutive year, Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with Breast Health International, which works to improve the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer around the world. This year, the brand chose Naomi Watts as the face of its campaign for the initiative. Following in the footsteps of Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, […]

‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

‘Iron Man 4’ is and isn’t happening, says Robert Downey Jr.

(Relaxnews) – Speculation builds around Robert Downey Jr.’s role in future “Iron Man” installments after conflicting quotes emerge from US talk shows. The Iron Man character will continue to appear in Marvel’s film franchise but may not get another solo film for a while. That’s the conclusion drawn from apparently contradictory statements that Robert Downey […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
‘Constantine’: NBC launches promo campaign

‘Constantine’: NBC launches promo campaign

(Relaxnews) – Comic book fans have marked their calendars for October 24: the premiere date of the much-anticipated NBC series “Constantine.” The first poster and trailers are now available online. Twitter is abuzz following the release of new promotional materials for the new NBC series “Constantine,” adapted from the “Hellblazer” series from DC Comics and […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Sci-fi novel ‘The Dark Side’ flies to Fox Pictures

Sci-fi novel ‘The Dark Side’ flies to Fox Pictures

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood is already taking advantage of the interest surrounding this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair as “The Dark Side” is given to the screenwriter for “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” Steve Zaillian wrote the script for biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” with director Ridley Scott and is on hand to adapt Anthony O’Neill’s sci-fi […]

08.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Benjamin Alves speaks on love, relationships

Benjamin Alves speaks on love, relationships

IF HIS character in GMA-7 afternoon series “Dading” is torn between two ladies, actor Benjamin Alves said he’s a one-woman-man in real life. “I guess that’s a nice problem to have but I never had that kind of problem. Finding one is really hard; finding two is like a jackpot. It never happened to me,” […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

Cookbook spotlight: Mark Bittman’s ‘How to Cook Everything Fast’

(Relaxnews) – New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has released another addition to his “How to Cook Everything,” series, this time with a cookery book that promises to teach readers how to cook everything — fast. In the 1,056-page tome, Bittman provides ideas on how to take shortcuts on traditionally labor-intensive meals like chicken […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Mariel Rodriguez a ‘trying hard’ housewife

Mariel Rodriguez a ‘trying hard’ housewife

IN THE four years of their married life, television host Mariel Rodriguez rates herself 7 out of 10 as a housewife to actor husband Robin Padilla. In a recent interview with the 30-year-old, Mariel said that during the months when she did not had any television work, she focused all her time and attention in […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

Largest European Frank Gehry retrospective to go on show in Paris

(Relaxnews) – Frank Gehry’s impressive body of work is going on show in Paris this week in a retrospective exhibition focused on the contemporary architect. The show will feature 225 of the Pritzker Prize winner’s drawings and 67 models, accompanied by texts and documentation. It will be organized around two key themes — “urbanism” and […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

‘Distant,’ a three part pan-Asian film, from ‘Ilo Ilo’ director

(Relaxnews) – Anthony Chen, who burst onto the international scene with “Ilo Ilo,” will executive produce three-part Chinese, Singaporean and Thai film project “Distant.” Tying the three 30-minute segments together will be a Chinese lead, but otherwise each part will be helmed by a different director and feature a different supporting cast, reports Variety. The completed […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

Kia Motors taps French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in food collaboration

(Relaxnews) – At first glance the collaboration between a Korean car company and a triple Michelin-starred French chef sounds like a stretch. But Kia Motors has tapped Jean-Georges Vongerichten to develop an original menu that draws on Korean flavors and global cuisine to promote the brand worldwide. The collaboration has resulted in two menus that […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars, Motoring, Online, Videos ·
Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

Jeff Koons scultpure goes on show in New York

(Relaxnews) – A monumental Jeff Koons stainless steel sculpture has gone on show at New York’s Rockerfeller Center this week before being sold in November by auction house Christie’s for an estimated $20-30 million. The 20-foot-long “Balloon Monkey (Orange)”, which took seven years to create, is one of only five created by the American artist, with other […]

07.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, Jimmy Alapag expect baby girl

LJ Moreno, who is pregnant with her fist child, revealed that she is expecting a baby girl just in time for Christmas. Moreno, who is married to Gilas Pilipinas captain Jimmy Alapag, is now 29 weeks pregnant and is due to give birth in December. “Sobrang (saya ng Christmas). ‘Yung first tri(mester) ko I was […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry is the most popular person on social media for the week of September 29 to October 5, according to Starcount, and country-turned-pop singer Taylor Swift takes the fourth-place spot on Starcount’s chart as she generates buzz for her coming album. Katy Perry enjoyed another successful week on social media, […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

Worldwide box office: suspense beats horror as ‘Gone Girl’ tops ‘Annabelle’

(Relaxnews) – David Fincher’s thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike took first place at the worldwide box office, grossing $62.6 million during its first weekend in theaters. “Gone Girl” is also on top of the US domestic box office, where it earned $38 million. The feature adapted from Gillian Flynn’s suspense novel is just […]

06.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

Chef Emeril Lagasse helps build world’s tallest pancake stack

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity US chef Emeril Lagasse helped set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest pancake stack in New York Thursday, building a tower that reached a height of nearly three feet. Lagasse, along with popular US TV handyman Ty Pennington, helped build a stack of flapjacks that stood 34 inches (87 […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Gabby Eigenmann finds gay dad role challenging

Gabby Eigenmann finds gay dad role challenging

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – KAPUSO actor Gabby Eigenmann has shared that he finds the role of a gay dad challenging. The 36-year-old scion of one of the country’s most respectable showbiz royalties divulged in a recent interview with the Davao entertainment press that getting the right emotions of a gay father is something that makes his […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

World Architecture Festival kicks off in Singapore

(Relaxnews) – The 2014 World Architecture Festival (WAF) is underway in Singapore, where the industry’s biggest names have gathered to explore the theme of “Architects and the city”. The three-day festival of talks and keynote speeches looks at the relationship between architecture and the socio-economic and political balance of cities. Rocco Yim, the founding principal of Rocco […]

Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

Dreamy blossoms in Bottega Veneta campaign by Ryan McGinley

(Relaxnews) – American art photographer Ryan McGinley has shot Bottega Veneta’s latest campaign for the men’s and women’s Resort 2015 collections on location in the New York Botanical Garden. McGinley is the latest photographer to take on the collaboration with the Italian luxury brand, with previous talents including Pieter Hugo, Collier Schorr and Nan Goldin, […]

02.10.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

Interest in Venice spikes with Clooney wedding: Trivago

(Relaxnews) – George Clooney’s high-profile, star-studded wedding to Amal Alamuddin has proven to be a PR boon for the city of Venice, with interest in the Italian destination spiking significantly among American travelers. That’s according to the number crunchers over at Trivago.com, one of the largest online hotel search sites in the world. For example, […]

Daniel Matsunaga to work on two movies

Daniel Matsunaga to work on two movies

After winning the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB), Daniel Matsunaga is set to work on two movies for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. However, Matsunaga refused to divulge the details regarding one of his movie projects. “I have two movies. Hindi ko alam kung pwede ko sabihin. Yung isa ‘Shake Rattle and Roll’ […]

01.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

And then there were eight … Girls’ Generation ousts star

(SEOUL-AFP) – One of K-pop’s marquee acts, the girlband Girls’ Generation, has kicked out one of its star members, sending shockwaves through the group’s devoted fan base in South Korea, Asia and beyond. Jessica Jung, a prominent member of the nine-girl act that has toured to packed stadiums around the world, said she had been […]

30.09.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

Morphed photos of Hollywood celebrities help explain how we recognize each other: study

(Relaxnews) – Photos of the faces of Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry were morphed together in a bioengineering experiment to determine how neurons react to ambiguous faces when individuals try to decipher identity. “We are constantly bombarded with noisy and ambiguous sensory information and our brain is constantly making decisions based on such limited data,” […]

Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

Lorde releases her ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack lead single

(Relaxnews) – Lorde on Monday revealed her new track “Yellow Flicker Beat,” the lead single for the soundtrack to the upcoming “Mockingjay – Part 1.” Lorde announced back in July that she would be curating the soundtrack for the upcoming “Hunger Games” installment and that she’d written the lead single alongside Joel Little, who produced […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
‘That dress’ designer revealed as Mrs. Clooney shows fashion force

‘That dress’ designer revealed as Mrs. Clooney shows fashion force

(ROME-AFP) – The designer of the thigh-flashing dress with which the new Mrs. Clooney wowed the crowds in Venice at the weekend was revealed Monday as Italian haute couture star Giambattista Valli. Amal Alamuddin, the lawyer who wed the Hollywood star on Saturday, spent most of her first full day of married life in a […]

Daniel Radcliffe gets demonic in ‘Horns’

Daniel Radcliffe gets demonic in ‘Horns’

(Relaxnews) – Lionsgate unveiled a new teaser for French director Alexandre Aja’s new feature starring the former Harry Potter star. Fire, snakes and a pitchfork set the tone in the new teaser for “Horns,” in which Daniel Radcliffe transforms before the camera into a demon. Adapted from the novel by Joe Hill, “Horns” follows Ignatius, […]

29.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

Newlywed Clooneys to go from palazzo party to gondola glide

(VENICE-AFP) – The kiss was smoochy, the cake divine and the dancing nearly till dawn, but George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were expected to make the most of their first day as a married couple with a Sunday gondola ride through Venice. Hordes of excited tourists and media staked out their hotel, hoping to catch […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

Prolific Prince goes funk, rock, sci-fi with two albums

(NEW YORK-AFP) – As the funky bass quiets down near the start of one of Prince’s two new albums, a soothing female voice informs that medication has put him in “suspended animation” for 45 years. Is the 56-year-old megastar speaking of his own career, or does the song imagine his body being frozen? No matter […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

Chris Hemsworth hacks to stop terrorists in ‘Blackhat’

(Relaxnews) – The “Thor” star has traded his hammer for a keyboard in Michael Mann’s new thriller, for which the first trailer has hit the internet. The release of a new Michael Mann movie is always a highly anticipated event. Now the director, who has been regrettably absent in the six years following his John […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

‘Gone with the Wind’ sweeps back for 75th anniversary

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Rhett Butler may not give a damn, but fans of “Gone with the Wind” are more than happy to see the 1939 classic return to cinemas for its 75th anniversary. Special screenings are scheduled at 650 theaters around the United States on Sunday and Wednesday, while Turner Classic Movies is releasing a commemorative […]

28.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

Most influential US chefs put on limited-edition stamps

(Relaxnews) – Five of the USA’s most influential chefs including Julia Child and James Beard have been immortalized on limited edition US postage stamps. The chefs were chosen for “revolutionizing,” the country’s culinary landscape by introducing international ingredients and new flavors to Americans and bettering the nation’s understanding of food. “These chefs invited us to […]

27.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Swing the Night Away with FASO on Oct. 18

Dance or simply listen to big band music, from Glenn Miller, Cole Porter to Duke Ellington, in “Swing the Night Away with FASO” on Saturday, October 18 at the Hilton Glendale. For the first time, the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the first and only Filipino orchestra outside the Philippines, performs such big band gems as […]

26.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ gets January date

‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ gets January date

(Relaxnews) – With Simon Helberg of “The Big Bang Theory” as writer, co-director and co-star, and his now wife joining him behind the camera, real-life interncontinental love story “We’ll Never Have Paris” is destined for a January 22 debut. That date is for a limited theatrical release in advance of digital VOD availability shortly after, […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ready for robot cheerleaders?

Ready for robot cheerleaders?

(Relaxnews) – They don’t get upset when dropped from the team, never forget a routine and never stress about diet and as great they are to watch and as social media-friendly as their performances are, Murata’s Cheerleaders also demonstrate a significant technological breakthrough. In order to balance on a ball and to move in synchronization, without colliding […]

Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

Apple tops consumer computer satisfaction poll

(Relaxnews) – The latest American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) places the company’s desktops, notebooks and tablets ahead of all other manufacturers for the 11th year running. Apple earned an aggregate score of 84 out of a possible 100 which, although not as good as in 2013 when it scored 87, was still enough to keep […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Johnny Depp crime caper ‘Mortdecai’ steals January date

Johnny Depp crime caper ‘Mortdecai’ steals January date

(Relaxnews) – A minor reshuffle in the Lionsgate release calendar ensures “Mortdecai” avoids a face-to-face with the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” and Jeff Bridges’ “Seventh Son.” Instead, audiences will be able to see Johnny Depp as art dealer and inadvertent internationally wanted man Charles Mortdecai, with Gwyneth Paltrow as discrete confidante Johanna and Ewan McGregor the […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
PFW: grids and lines at Balmain

PFW: grids and lines at Balmain

(Relaxnews) – At Le Grand Hôtel in Paris, designer Olivier Rousteing presented the Balmain Spring-Summer 2015 collection, with its striking plays on horizontal and vertical lines. Black and white played a special part on the runway at Thursday’s Balmain show. Just to name a few looks with this color scheme: an evanescent white dress, white […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Hawkeye could make an appearance in ‘Captain America 3’

Hawkeye could make an appearance in ‘Captain America 3’

(Relaxnews) – Jeremy Renner hinted that his arrow-slinging superhero character could be among the faces of the third Captain America movie. In an interview with MTV, the actor commented on Hawkeye’s place within the world of Marvel and Disney’s movies. In denying any ambition to get his own solo feature, the actor indicated that he […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jessy Mendiola hurt by bashers

Jessy Mendiola hurt by bashers

ACTRESS Jessy Mendiola was affected by the online bashing she had received after she co-hosted the 2014 UAAP Cheerdance Competition over the weekend, her sister Pam Mendiola said. In an interview with Pam, the 23-year-old shared that Jessy was distraught by the negative comments she got in social media. The ABS-CBN talent event confided and […]

25.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Robin handpicked Vina to be part of ‘Bonifacio’ biopic

Robin handpicked Vina to be part of ‘Bonifacio’ biopic

Former couple Vina Morales and Robin Padilla have no qualms about sharing the big screen again for their movie “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”, which is an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Padilla said he personally picked Morales to play the role of Andres Bonifacio’s wife, Gregoria de Jesus. “Ang nangyari kasi noon, […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ premieres on US TV

Batman prequel ‘Gotham’ premieres on US TV

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The backstory of Batman’s many villains came to life Monday in a new US television drama series that Fox hopes will help lift its prime-time ratings out of the doldrums. “Gotham” stars David Mazouz as a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne who witnesses the cold-blooded murder of his parents on the grim nocturnal backstreets of […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

Oscars’ Foreign Film category passes 50 films

(Relaxnews) – With just a week to go until the Foreign Language category deadline hits, more than fifty countries have made their official selections for the 2015 Academy Awards. Those titles include Cannes Jury Prize winner “Mommy,” directed by Canada’s Xavier Dolan, Brazilian LGBT favorite “The Way He Looks” from Daniel Ribiero, human migration story […]

MFW: highlights from the runway soundtracks

MFW: highlights from the runway soundtracks

(Relaxnews) – Wes Anderson movie music, an ode to life in plastic and St Vincent: here’s our pick of the best beats that soundtracked the runway shows in Milan. Marni Consuelo Castiglioni picked Alexandre Desplat’s “The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe Parts 1-7” as her runway soundtrack for Spring/Summer 2015. The music which was originally […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Videos ·
Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

Stella McCartney teams up with Jaguar at Paris Fashion Week

(Relaxnews) – The British designer and carmaker have joined forces to celebrate the new Jaguar XE during Paris Fashion Week. Luxury carmaker Jaguar, will be celebrating the new XE with a series of fashionable ‘Feel XE’ experiences to mark the car’s arrival in Paris, and Stella McCartney has dressed the car in a ‘superhero’ print from her Resort […]

Pechanga Resorts & Casino presents the amazing dance performance of ‘My Dream’

Pechanga Resorts & Casino presents the amazing dance performance of ‘My Dream’

Internationally known for their beautiful dance performance of “Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva,” the world famous China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe will be returning to Pechanga for two shows on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 4pm and 8pm. The China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe uses its unique artistic charm and profound spiritual connotation that is beyond […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Promotions ·
Kim Chiu reveals her dream project

Kim Chiu reveals her dream project

She has done romance and drama, and even sings and dances once in a while, but the one thing Kim Chiu has yet to do is star in a fantasy project, whether for TV or the movies. “Yun ang isa sa mga bagay na nilo-look forward ko kasi more on drama, more on iyakan, nag-comedy […]

23.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea in ‘The Interview’

James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea in ‘The Interview’

(Relaxnews) – Sony has released a new red-band trailer for “The Interview,” the latest movie from writer and director duo Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen. “The Interview” stars James Franco as Dave Skylark, a TV talk show host, and Seth Rogen as his producer Aaron Rapoport. Tired of the tabloid-style celebrity news that makes their […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Romeo Beckham returns for Burberry

Romeo Beckham returns for Burberry

(Relaxnews) – Romeo Beckham returns to star in the new holiday campaign from the British luxury brand Burberry. The young star might have only just turned 12, but Romeo Beckham has already bagged his second Burberry campaign. The brand unveiled an image of the football/pop/fashion prodigy via its Facebook page Sunday with the following description: “Romeo Beckham, behind […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

‘Paper Towns’ given June 2015 date

(Relaxnews) – Jake Schreier’s adaptation of John Green novel “Paper Towns” benefits from a 20th Century Fox reshuffle, vacating its end of July window in favor of a June 19 debut, while “Fantastic Four,” “Deadpool” and “Assassin’s Creed” form part of the shuffle. With rising star Cara Delevingne starring opposite “The Fault in Our Stars” […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival’s launching Oct. 15 at FACLA

Los Angeles – Filipino Independent Films or Indie Films’ in Town, specifically, in FilipinoTown. The Historic Filipinotown Indie Film Festival LLC (HFIF LLC) has announced that the Historic Filipinotown Independent Film Festival  that will feature Filipino and Filipino-American independently-produced films from the Philippines will be launched on Wednesday, at 6 p.m. on October 15, 2014 at the Filipino American Community […]

22.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Happenings ·
Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

Rolls-Royce and Turner prize-nominated artist team up for Frieze London installation

(Relaxnews) – Rolls-Royce has teamed up with Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch to create an installation at London’s Frieze Art Fair this fall. Entitled “Cipher of L”, the work will take the form of a ‘Pixel Box’ installation that mimics the properties of a Rolls-Royce vehicle. Incorporating both the physical and conceptual elements of the car, it will be […]

Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter to make runway debut at PFW

Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter to make runway debut at PFW

(Relaxnews) – Emma Ferrer, a direct descendant of the legendary actress, will model looks from the latest Lanvin collection in her runway debut. Recently introduced to the public in a shoot for Harper’s Bazaar’s September issue, the 21-year-old art student will soon take her modeling career to the next level. Ferrer told the New York […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars ·
RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

RugbyU: Prince Harry named World Cup honorary president

(LONDON-AFP) – Prince Harry, fourth in line to the British throne, has been appointed as the honorary president of World Cup organisers England Rugby 2015, the organisation announced on Thursday. The move follows the 30-year-old royal’s successful role in organising the Invictus Games, a four-day international event for injured war veterans that took place in […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

Jolie to direct film about Kenya conservationist

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Angelina Jolie is to direct a “sweeping epic” film about veteran Kenyan conservationist Richard Leakey’s fight with ivory poachers, the studio behind the movie said Friday. The Oscar-winning actress — whose latest film as director, “Unbroken,” is out in December — will go behind the camera once again for “Africa,” with a […]

20.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

Charity declares New York vegan capital of 2014

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Animal rights charity PETA declared New York vegan capital of the world on Wednesday as Scottish actor Alan Cumming unveiled a replica of the Manhattan skyline carved out of vegetables. Dan Mathews, senior vice president of PETA, said the Big Apple was “2014 most vegan-friendly city” of the year due to a […]

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

‘Friends’ fans flock to New York pop-up cafe

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Obsessed “Friends” fans on Wednesday mobbed a pop-up replica of the coffeehouse from the hit comedy series, some even camping out overnight for some free java and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Central Perk was the celluloid coffee shop where Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with tales of […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man brought to life at Krispy Kreme

(Relaxnews) – Krispy Kreme is paying tribute to Hollywood’s sweetest, and perhaps most likeable, paranormal villains with the release of two marshmallow-filled donuts to help mark the 30th anniversary of the “Ghostbusters” movie franchise. “Ghostbusters” fans will no doubt recognize the friendly — but treacherously villainous —  smile of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

Commemorative 9/11 museum receives more than one million visitors

(Relaxnews) – The 9/11 Memorial Museum reached a major milestone near the anniversary of America’s darkest day, receiving more than one million visitors just four months after opening. In addition to visitors from all 50 US states, the museum also received visitors from more than 130 countries. The biggest international source countries are UK, Canada, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
SC clears Phillip Salvador in estafa case

SC clears Phillip Salvador in estafa case

The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the Court of Appeals (CA) decision that acquitted actor Phillip Salvador of estafa. The high court denied the petition for review filed by Salvador’s former girlfriend, Cristina Castillo a.k.a. Cristina Decena, and affirmed the appellate court’s Feb. 11, 2010 decision in favor of Salvador. The appellate court junked a […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sam Milby opens up about Shaina

Sam Milby opens up about Shaina

Two years before they finally started seeing each other, Sam Milby had already made known his intentions with Shaina Magdayao to an ex-boyfriend of the actress. Milby said he sought the blessing of actor John Prats in 2012 on possibly pursuing Magdayao romantically. Prats and Magdayao were a couple for a time but reportedly broke […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Jodi Sta. Maria not offended by ‘worst dressed’ tag

Jodi Sta. Maria not offended by ‘worst dressed’ tag

JODI Sta. Maria said she does not mind being included in the list of Worst Dressed celebrities who attended the recent 8th Star Magic Ball. Last Saturday, the “Be Careful with My Heart” lead star surprised everyone when she graced the red carpet at the plush Makati Shangri-La Hotel in her Joey Samson off-white Hollywood […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Official synopsis revealed for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

(Relaxnews) – In the second movie on the Marvel superhero team, due in theaters next spring, the original protagonists are joined by a few newcomers. Marvel and Disney revealed the official plot summary for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” through the website Stitch Kingdom. In “the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Whitney Houston live album due in November

Whitney Houston live album due in November

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Nearly three years after her death, an album and DVD of live performances by Whitney Houston is to be released in November, her long-time producer announced Tuesday. “She was without question the greatest vocalist in the world,” Clive Davis told NBC television announcing the November 10 release of “Whitney Houston Live: Her […]

17.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, at Pala, Nov. 22

PALA, CA … Popular Filipino singing star Angeline Quinto, with special guest Jon Secada, will appear in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 22, in the Infinity Showroom at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. Quinto came to prominence in 2011 after she won Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Superstar in Manila, which earned her a recording contract with Star […]

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ reboot in the works

(Relaxnews) – Sony is developing an update on the horror movie originally headlined by Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michel Gellar, Ryan Phillipe and Freddie Prinze Jr, Deadline reveals. Released in 1997, “I Know What You Did Last Summer” joined “Scream” as part of a new wave of slasher movies, a horror sub-genre in which a […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

(Relaxnews) – Death Eaters, evil stepmothers, twisted fairies, ghosts and goblins are getting ready to steal the spotlight from their more heroic nemeses at theme parks around the world as Halloween draws near. It’s perhaps the one occasion when everyone’s favorite animated and fictitious villains can emerge from the shadow and bask in their evilness. […]

15.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Halloween, Home & Garden ·
Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

Foul-mouthed Thug Kitchen cookbook hits shelves next month

(Relaxnews) – Gangsta vegan blog Thug Kitchen, which has enjoyed viral success thanks to a shout-out from Gwyneth Paltrow and recipes peppered with F-bombs in creative — and comedically timed — places will hit shelves in October in book form. In just two years, the anonymously-penned blog Thug Kitchen has become a viral hit, with […]

KC on Paulo Avelino: We’re okay

KC on Paulo Avelino: We’re okay

Actress KC Concepcion was coy when asked about fellow Kapamilya star Paulo Avelino. Last month, Concepcion confirmed that she and Avelino are dating again. “We are good. We are happy that we are on primetime together. Actually ‘yun naman talaga ang priority namin sa ngayon,” Concepcion said, adding that both of them are focused on […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5’

Sylvester Stallone to direct ‘Rambo 5’

(Relaxnews) – After helming the fourth installment in the franchise, the actor will return to the director’s chair — and to the camouflage headband — for “Rambo: Last Blood,” ComingSoon reveals. “First Blood” was the name of the first movie in the franchise, released in 1982. So the title chosen for the next installment could […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

‘Hello Kitty’ plane to fly Taipei-Paris route from late October

(Relaxnews) – The Taiwanese airline Eva Air, which has operated Hello Kitty flights between Taipei and Los Angeles since September 2013, will launch the same offer to and from Paris from October 29. From the plane’s exterior to its seats, not to mention the flight attendants’ uniforms, every detail of this special service is related […]

13.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

London opens up its famous buildings for free architectural weekend tour

(Relaxnews) – Ever fancied having a peek around London’s most famous buildings? “Open House London” is offering visitors the chance to do just that, with 800 of the capital’s buildings opening their doors to the public for one weekend this fall, including Burlington House and the Museum of the Order of Saint John. Contemporary architectural […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

Michelin Guide Fukuoka, Japan now available online in English

(Relaxnews) – Foodies worldwide can now browse the restaurants of the special-edition Michelin Guide to the Japanese city, which was published exclusively in the local language last July. The French company’s first guidebook on the restaurants of Fukuoka, located on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu, is now available in English through the […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Nurse Jackie’ to bow out after season seven

‘Nurse Jackie’ to bow out after season seven

(Relaxnews) – Showtime has announced that the adventures of the cynical, pill-popping New York City nurse will draw to a close at the end of the next season, which is slated to air in spring 2015. “Nurse Jackie” has long been one of the Showtime’s most enduringly popular shows, along with “Dexter,” “Weeds” and “Californication.” […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

Netflix: the revolution that changed the US TV landscape

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – From doorstep DVD delivery to binge-watching on tablets and phones: In 17 years Netflix has revolutionized the US television industry several times over. The company — which is about to arrive in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Austria — has also totally revamped the relationship Americans have with both TV shows and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
‘Diary ng Panget’ stars join ABS-CBN

‘Diary ng Panget’ stars join ABS-CBN

James Reid and Nadine Lustre are the newest members of the Kapamilya network, after they signed a contract with ABS-CBN recently. It was a sweet homecoming for the Filipino-Australian Reid, who started his career when he joined “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition” in 2010. “I always hoped to be back here on ABS-CBN and […]

12.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Matteo Guidicelli’s source of happiness

Matteo Guidicelli’s source of happiness

Matteo Guidicelli’s happy aura is not about him living a healthy lifestyle; it’s more because of his ongoing romantic relationship with Sarah Geronimo. The 24-year old is very cautious when speaking about the relationship though and for good reason. The privacy has been key to the success of their relationship so far. “You know I […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

NYFW: Jeremy Scott’s runway kaleidoscope

(Relaxnews) – The American designer, famed for his pop-culture club kid mashups, showed his Spring/Summer 2015 collection in New York City, with a little help from singer Miley Cyrus. After his recent successes in Milan with Italian brand Moschino, it was time for a party in the USA, and in true style, Jeremy Scott didn’t […]

Kate Winslet meets the French monarch in ‘A Little Chaos’

Kate Winslet meets the French monarch in ‘A Little Chaos’

(Relaxnews) – Seventeen years after “The Winter Guest,” Alan Rickman returned to the director’s chair to helm “A Little Chaos,” a period romance in which he also stars as Louis XIV. Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first clip from the film, which will close the Toronto Film Festival. Headlined by Kate Winslet and Belgian actor […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
GMA Pinoy TV presents Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez in Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.

GMA Pinoy TV presents Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez in Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.

After their recent trip to Singapore for the taping of their latest Kapuso romantic-drama My Destiny, rumored couple Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez have another opportunity to work closely together as they gear up for an exciting concert titled “Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.” The concert, organized by GMA Pinoy TV, the flagship international channel of GMA Network, in cooperation with […]

11.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Maricar de Mesa is moving on

Maricar de Mesa is moving on

MANILA (Mabuhay) — All she wants is to do away with all the “negativity” brought on by separation from husband of seven years, basketball player Don Allado. As part of her “healing process,” actress Maricar de Mesa traveled around the US on her own. “Mula nung naghiwalay kami, naging independent ako. Ngayon masasabi kong I’m […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

Musical all-stars take up Paul McCartney in new album

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Bob Dylan, B.B. King and The Cure have all been covered extensively in their own right, but the artists have come together to interpret a giant — Paul McCartney. On a new album that is striking for the caliber of performers, McCartney’s longtime back-up band entered the studio with leading acts who […]

10.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

NYFW: Jenny Packam pays tribute to Marilyn Monroe

(Relaxnews) – For the Spring-Summer 2015 season, British designer Jenny Packham chose to honor the iconic movie star with a collection full of sequins and sensuality. This fashion week has already seen a number of lines inspired by 1950s/60s style, and Jenny Packham confirmed the trend on Tuesday afternoon with her latest collection, an homage […]

Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

Ferrari first to hit the road with Apple CarPlay

(Relaxnews) – The Italian supercar maker has won the race to bring Apple’s new iPhone-supporting infotainment system to consumers as the first deliveries of the FF begin. Apple’s CarPlay system, designed to make smartphone use safe, intuitive and distraction-free while behind the wheel, will eventually be coming to the dashboards of Hondas, Volvos, Mercedes and […]

Apple’s new products and services

Apple’s new products and services

(SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 09, 2014 (AFP)-AFP) – In an ambitious series of launches, technology giant Apple unveiled a range of new products and services at its event on Tuesday. Here is a list: – Big-screen iPhones Apple is stretching the screen size for its iPhones to better compete with devices from Samsung and others. The […]

Piolo won’t be a stage father to son

Piolo won’t be a stage father to son

Actor Piolo Pascual promised that he won’t be a stage father to his only child Iñigo, who is set to make his acting debut in the upcoming “Relax, It’s Just Pag-ibig” under Pascual’s movie outfit Spring Films. “He is a boy. Lalaki ‘yon, hindi naman kailangang tutukan ‘yon. Hindi naman siya adolescent o toddler na […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

Hofman’s giant white rabbit wows Taiwan

(TAIPEI-AFP) – The Dutch artist whose huge inflatable yellow duck caused a sensation in Asia has now drawn more than one million visitors with a giant white rabbit on show in Taiwan, organisers said Monday. Florentijn Hofman’s creation, made of waterproof paper material, wood and polystyrene, stands 25 metres (82.5 feet) tall. The beaming bunny […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Rachel McAdams could join ‘True Detective’

Rachel McAdams could join ‘True Detective’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in the running for one of the lead roles in the crime series’ second season, according to Variety. As fans await the official announcement of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s successors, rumors on the subject continue to abound. Only a few details are certain for now: the second season will […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
What Anne Curtis thinks of Sam Concepcion

What Anne Curtis thinks of Sam Concepcion

“Whatever makes her happy.” This was the meaningful statement of Anne Curtis when asked if she approves of her younger sister’s relationship with singer-actor Sam Concepcion. This comes months after Curtis and Concepcion got embroiled in a controversy where the “The Gifted” actress supposedly confronted the singer-actor during the birthday celebration of Vice Ganda at […]

09.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Rock n Roll, drums and Jagger at Hilfiger show

Rock n Roll, drums and Jagger at Hilfiger show

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It was Rock ‘n’ Roll on the catwalk for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York fashion show Monday, festival chic melded with preppy Americana and trailblazed by British muse Georgia May Jagger. The daughter of rock bad boy Mick Jagger and Texan model Jerry Hall, Georgia May was the perfect progeny for the collection, […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

Apple feeds frenzy with selective silence

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – It is a marketing strategy that few experts would recommend and even fewer companies can pull off. But the less Apple says about its eagerly anticipated event on Tuesday at a performing arts center in Silicon Valley, the more frenzied the speculation becomes. In keeping with its style, Apple has revealed little […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jennifer Lopez meets the wrong guy in ‘The Boy Next Door’

Jennifer Lopez meets the wrong guy in ‘The Boy Next Door’

(Relaxnews) – When a recently divorced single mother gets romantically involved with her neighbor, she doesn’t realize that their separation will reveal the young man’s dark side, as indicated by the movie’s first trailer. Clean cut and well-mannered, Noah seems at first to be the proverbial “boy next door,” at least until the woman played […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Kate Moss hides from the paparazzi in new Gucci film

Kate Moss hides from the paparazzi in new Gucci film

(Relaxnews) – The British supermodel stars in a new jet-set-inspired film for the Italian luxury brand. Gucci unveiled a new minute-long film Monday, starring 40-year-old fashion legend Kate Moss as a mysterious celeb, hiding from the paparazzi behind dark glasses. In the clip, Moss arrives in a blacked out sedan, wearing a shaggy fur coat before […]

Worldwide box office: ‘Lucy’ finally takes first place

Worldwide box office: ‘Lucy’ finally takes first place

(Relaxnews) – After claiming first place at the US domestic box office during its opening weekend in late July, Luc Besson’s sci-fi feature has become the first French-produced movie in history to claim the top spot worldwide. “Lucy” grossed $27.45 million in global theaters during the weekend of September 7. Currently showing in over 55 […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

(Relaxnews) – Long-awaited franchise debut “Destiny” arrives on a quintet of Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and “NHL 15” casts its puck onto the ice for another round of sporting improvements. Destiny (360 PS3 PS4 XBO) International: September 9 The new game from revered studio Bungie (first five games in the “Halo” franchise) and first in a […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Videos ·
World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Hollywood star Robin Williams, who died August 11 and was a devoted video game fan, has made a subtle cameo in “World of Warcraft,” as promised by gamemaker Blizzard Entertainment. In a test version of “Warlords of Draenor,” a futuristic character named Robin emerges from a lamp to quote two lines from Disney’s […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama

Toronto film festival opens with Downey Jr legal drama

(TORONTO, Canada-AFP) – The red carpet has been rolled out for the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, which opened Thursday amid criticism over new rules meant to cement the event’s reputation as an Oscar kingmaker. The legal drama “The Judge” — starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr as father and son — kicked off […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
From murder to kidnapping in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

From murder to kidnapping in ‘Horrible Bosses 2’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros released a new trailer for the sequel to the quirky 2011 comedy starring Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis. The unlikely criminal trio is back in “Horrible Bosses 2” for a sequel based on the winning formula of the original. Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey also return in […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

(Relaxnews) – Multimedia communications app Facebook Messenger, skyscraping game “The Tower,” and block-matching title “PokoPoko” are among the world’s top app downloads on September 4. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week can be found below. The necessity of Facebook Messenger to those accustomed to using the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Ghost In The Shell’ could star Margot Robbie

‘Ghost In The Shell’ could star Margot Robbie

(Relaxnews) – The influential cult classic anime is looking for a lead actress in its bid to finally become a live action film. Australian actress Margot Robbie was praised for her turn as Naomi Lapaglia in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and is now in talks to become cyborg counterterrorist Major Kusanagi in “Ghost in […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch: full-length trailer for One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’

Watch: full-length trailer for One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’

(Relaxnews) – The boys of British-Irish band One Direction have released a new look at their upcoming concert film, which will be screened in theaters worldwide for a single weekend next month. “Where We Are” was recorded June 28-29 at the San Siro stadium in Milan and will be shown for two days only, on […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

Joan Rivers, queen of US ‘comediennes,’ dies aged 81

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in New York on Thursday. She was 81. The award-winning star had been in Mount Sinai Hospital since August 28, when she reportedly stopped breathing during a […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Michelle Williams fronts new Louis Vuitton campaign

Michelle Williams fronts new Louis Vuitton campaign

(Relaxnews) – The American actress has been photographed by Peter Lindbergh for the latest accessories campaign from the French luxury giant. Michelle Williams returns for her third season in front of the camera for Louis Vuitton. The 33-year old is currently starring in an acclaimed Broadway revival of “Cabaret,” co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. […]

04.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

Netflix nabs Batman spin-off ‘Gotham’

(Relaxnews) – An agreement between internet streaming site Netflix and Warner Bros means that cop drama “Gotham” will become a Netflix streaming exclusive when it comes to online broadcasts. The deal means that once “Gotham” concludes its first-season run — which starts on US channel Fox this September 22 — subscribers in Netflix’s territories will […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
New York Fashion Week: what to watch for

New York Fashion Week: what to watch for

(Relaxnews) – The shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week are set to kick off in The Big Apple this Thursday and will run until September 11. Here’s what not to miss this season. Miley Cyrus & Jeremy Scott  The American designer has been making waves this year as creative director at Milanese house Moschino, but this New York Fashion […]

Sofia Vergara tops TV actress rich list

Sofia Vergara tops TV actress rich list

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid US TV actress for the third year in a row, earning some $37 million, according to a 2014 list published Wednesday. The 42-year-old earned significantly more than the top paid actor, Ashton Kutcher, who made some $26 million, according to Forbes magazine, known for […]

03.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
ABS-CBN bets big on Enrique Gil-Liza Soberano tandem

ABS-CBN bets big on Enrique Gil-Liza Soberano tandem

Even before their launch movie is released, the tandem of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano is getting another major break after ABS-CBN announced that the two stars will star in an upcoming series. In late June, Star Cinema announced that Gil and Soberano will top-bill the youth-oriented movie “The Bet,” which is based on the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

(Relaxnews) – The British models have fronted the launch of the new My Burberry fragrance campaign, which includes an exciting personalization service for the perfume bottles and even the ads themselves. Shot together for the first time, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are the stars of the latest campaign for Burberry and were captured on […]

Angelina Jolie weds in Versace – see the sketch

Angelina Jolie weds in Versace – see the sketch

(Relaxnews) – The American actress was dressed in a custom couture gown by Italian designer Donatella Versace during her recent wedding to Brad Pitt. Versace revealed Tuesday that the Italian house was chosen by the actress to design her wedding dress last month: “Congratulations Angelina Jolie! You look sensational in my creation for your special day! […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Nicki Minaj tops, Iggy Azalea climbs global social media chart: Starcount

Nicki Minaj tops, Iggy Azalea climbs global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – After taking a spot on last week’s social media chart by Starcount, Nicki Minaj climbs to the top spot for the week of Augut 25-31, riding the wave of the popularity of her new “Anaconda” video and her success at last week’s MTV VMAs. Australian artist Iggy Azalea is a new addition to […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

Megastar Sharon Cuneta is no longer with TV5. The veteran actress, without going into details, broke the news on her Facebook and Twitter accounts on Friday. An accompanying caption wrote: “I am going to drop clues every now and then as to the things I will be working on which will start sooner than you […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Actress Dawn Zulueta took to the microblogging site Twitter to finally address rumors saying that she and “The Voice” judge Bamboo Mañalac are siblings. Zulueta denied that Mañalac is her brother, but she was quick to add that she has “high respect” for the singer. The actress said she and her brother, George, are the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

(Relaxnews) – Thanks to its opening in China, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” returned to first place at the global box office for the weekend ending August 31. The sci-fi movie earned $52 million worldwide over the period, including $47 million in Chinese theaters. The sequel to “Rise of the Planet of the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

(Relaxnews) – The summer festival season is drawing to a close, but for some major artists the touring season is just getting under way. Before the year is up, Lorde, Lady Gaga or one of these other artists may be coming to a venue near you. Lorde September 5 – November 1 North American/New Zealand […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
New York kicks off Broadway Week

New York kicks off Broadway Week

(Relaxnews) – Taking place from September 1 to 14, the latest edition of Broadway Week once again offers tourists and New Yorkers 2-for-1 ticket pricing at the city’s top theaters. Throughout the operation, theatergoers will get two entries for the price of one to shows at all 21 theaters on the legendary street. Among the […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Cara Delevingne returns as face of YSL Beauty for fall

Cara Delevingne returns as face of YSL Beauty for fall

(Relaxnews) – After starring in the brand’s Touche Éclat and Baby Doll Kiss and Blush campaigns, the British supermodel has returned to the spotlight to promote Yves Saint Laurent’s latest makeup collection, titled Cuirs Fétiches. This latest makeup line is inspired by leather in all its forms, from fetish wear to punk rock jackets. “I […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Why Kris will settle for No. 2 in MMFF

Why Kris will settle for No. 2 in MMFF

The new “Feng Shui” movie will be titled just that, lead star Kris Aquino revealed during a story conference for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry. According to Aquino, her upcoming horror film will be a continuation of the 2004 blockbuster also directed by Chito Rono. Star Cinema will produce anew. This time, the […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Joaquin Phoenix still in the running to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

Joaquin Phoenix still in the running to play Marvel’s Doctor Strange

(Relaxnews) – Denying other rumors on the subject, including recent speculation that Daniel Radcliffe would play Marvel’s sorcerer, Collider reports that negotiations with Joaquin Phoenix are about to cross the finish line. Jared Leto, Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt… The rumor mill has churned out the names of several in-demand actors (and […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Rag & Bone reveals campaign videos with Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt

Rag & Bone reveals campaign videos with Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt

(Relaxnews) – In July, Rag & Bone shared images of Winona Ryder and Michael Pitt posing in Coney Island for its latest campaign. Now the fashion label has revealed two new videos starring its celebrity spokesmodels. Rather than posing side by side for the Fall-Winter 2014-15 campaign, Michael Pitt and Winona Ryder were shot individually by Glen Luchford, resulting […]

29.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

‘The one with the free coffee’ – Central Perk hits NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s been 20 years since “Friends” took the world by storm. And to celebrate, New Yorkers can indulge their love of comedy and coffee in their very own Central Perk. It was the celluloid coffee shop where for 10 years Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler captivated millions with their revolving-door […]

Barbie unveils her Instagram account

Barbie unveils her Instagram account

(Relaxnews) – After Man Repeller and Garance Doré, Barbie is the latest fashion icon to bring her lessons in style to Instagram. The blondest of dolls made her debut on the social network Wednesday under the handle@BarbieStyle. Just like real-life fashionistas, Barbie shares style inspirations and details from her own wardrobe, including #OOTD photos (for […]

‘Sons of Anarchy’ star choice for ‘King Arthur’

‘Sons of Anarchy’ star choice for ‘King Arthur’

(Relaxnews) – Guy Ritchie’s tale of medieval legend, “King Arthur,” looks like it’s found its main man, with Charlie Hunnam of biker gang series “Sons of Anarchy” said to be Guy Ritchie’s preferred choice. Idris Elba (“The Wire,” “Thor”) is another tip for the film and, if secured, Hunnam will be teaming up with Elba […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Breaking: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

Breaking: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company

(TOKYO-AFP) – Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s got whiskers!” The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas the world over is, in fact, human. “Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Vampires and Lycans to return in ‘Underworld’ reboot

Vampires and Lycans to return in ‘Underworld’ reboot

(Relaxnews) – Although the fourth and latest “Underworld” movie was released just two years ago, Lakeshore Entertainment is already working on a reboot of the vampire franchise, which starred Kate Beckinsale. Since the release of the first movie in 2003, the franchise earned a total of over $460 million at the global box office, including […]

28.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Batman or Birdman? Venice fest opens with superhero film

Batman or Birdman? Venice fest opens with superhero film

(VENICE-AFP) – The Venice film festival opened with a bang on Wednesday with a brilliant superhero dark comedy that delves into the cinema and theatre worlds to explore the drug that is fame. The first flick to compete at the world’s oldest film festival, Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff asks for opinions on Instagram

NYFW: Rebecca Minkoff asks for opinions on Instagram

(Relaxnews) – To prepare her next runway show, the American designer is soliciting input from her Instagram followers. On September 2, Rebecca Minkoff will post two looks from the label’s latest collection to Instagram. Followers will then be invited to vote for the one they prefer, and the look that has the least votes will simply […]

‘Walking Dead’ star to hunt a ghost with Nicolas Cage

‘Walking Dead’ star to hunt a ghost with Nicolas Cage

(Relaxnews) – Sarah Wayne Callies has joined the cast of “Pay the Ghost,” a thriller due to enter production next month. At age 37, the actress is in the limelight more than ever before. After breaking through in her role as Sara Tancredi on “Prison Break” and later playing Lori Grimes on “The Walking Dead,” […]

27.08.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Watch the top moments of the 2014 Emmy Awards

Watch the top moments of the 2014 Emmy Awards

(Relaxnews) – Presented Monday night and hosted by Seth Meyers, the Emmy Awards once again named “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” as the top shows in their categories. But more than a forum for recognizing excellence, the prestigious ceremony is also one more opportunity for celebrities to entertain us, as seen in these highlights from […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

(Relaxnews) – Just weeks after announcing the availability of its first curved ultra-high definition LCD TVs, the company has just brought the world’s first OLED ultra-high-definition television sets to market. Until now, the only ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV sets on sale — curved or flat — have used LCD panels which are fine but which need […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto ‘exclusively dating’

Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto ‘exclusively dating’

They are not yet a couple but Erik Santos has finally confirmed that he and fellow singer Angeline Quinto are now exclusively dating. “Exclusively dating kasi wala namang iba,” Santos said in an interview on “Kris TV” on Wednesday. Asked if he would still allow Quinto to date other guys, Santos replied: “Okay lang kung […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Andi on ‘stalking’ Albie: Kadiri!

Andi on ‘stalking’ Albie: Kadiri!

This was the reaction of Andi Eigenmann when asked whether there is truth to rumors that she is “stalking” her former boyfriend, actor Albie Casino, three years after their controversial split. “Marami naman akong ginagawa sa buhay ko,” Eigenmann said. “Busy ako, hindi ko kailangan gawin ‘yon! And no. Not at all, okay? I have […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Anne, Kuya Kim are new ‘disaster ambassadors’

Anne, Kuya Kim are new ‘disaster ambassadors’

“It’s Showtime” hosts Anne Curtis and Kim Atienza are the new “disaster ambassadors” of government weather monitoring arm DOST-Project NOAH. In an Instagram post, the Kapamilya actress, one of the country’s most influential celebrities, said she and Atienza met with Project NOAH executive director Dr. Mahar Lagmay on Wednesday morning. She went on to promote […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, Filipino Stars ·
Big hits, notable misses on Emmy red carpet

Big hits, notable misses on Emmy red carpet

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Monday nights were never supposed to be this fun. The best of American television graced the red carpet at the annual 66th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles — moved from a Sunday to Monday for scheduling reasons — and there was no doubt what the dominant theme of the evening was in […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
2014 Emmy Awards: the essential highlights

2014 Emmy Awards: the essential highlights

(Relaxnews) – The 66th Emmy Awards took place Monday night, honoring “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family” once again in the top categories. Below is a recap of the ceremony. “Breaking Bad” goes out with a bang Widely regarded as one of the best TV series of its time, AMC’s drama ended last year after five […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

American football aiming for international audience via YouTube

(Relaxnews) – With interest in Major League Soccer on the rise in the US, American football is looking to gain recognition abroad. College ball will soon be spiraling into the international airwaves as the Pac-12 conference launches its own YouTube channel. In lay terms, that means 12 universities in the western US will be showcasing […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus wins top prize at MTV Video Music Awards

(INGLEWOOD, United States-AFP) – Miley Cyrus won the award for Video of the Year for her hit single “Wrecking Ball,” at Sunday’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards outside Los Angeles. The singer beat out Beyonce and her husband JayZ, nominated for “Drunk in Love,” as well as Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCV for “Fancy,” and […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

London hotel collaborates with Jimmy Choo for designer tea service

(Relaxnews) – Fashionistas with a sweet tooth in London may want to put The Berkeley on their agenda, as the luxury hotel has teamed up with Jimmy Choo to offer an English tea service inspired by the shoe designer. To create the edible ‘Choo collection,’ pastry chefs pored over the brand’s iconic shoes and accessories […]

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

US TV season rich in mystery and horror

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – As American TV viewers await the Emmy Awards honoring last year’s programs, the new season opened this summer and it is rich in stars, horror and mystery. The glitzy names being served up include the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Clive Owen, Guillermo del Toro, Liv Tyler and Halle Berry. One program, “The […]

25.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Beverly Hills hotel launches ‘Pretty Woman’ package

Beverly Hills hotel launches ‘Pretty Woman’ package

(Relaxnews) – Know the lines to the Julia Roberts movie “Pretty Woman” off by heart? The Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills has launched a weekend package that allows guests to recreate key moments from the movie. As the primary filming location for the 1990 film, the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire played a supporting role […]

Madonna clothing, lyrics to hit auction block

Madonna clothing, lyrics to hit auction block

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Madonna memorabilia including nude photographs of the Queen of Pop will go on sale in November at an auction that will also include some of her most famous outfits and some of her lyrics. The Marilyn Monroe-inspired gown and jewelry that Madonna donned in her 1984 “Material Girl” music video will also […]

23.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘True Detective’ season two to enter production in September

‘True Detective’ season two to enter production in September

(Relaxnews) – While the show’s first run was aired from January 2014, the second season is not due until July 2015 and production has not yet begun, revealed HBO programming director Michael Lombardo. According to the HBO executive, speaking at the recent Edinburgh TV Festival, the second season of “True Detective” is due to begin […]

22.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·