St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish to celebrate Silver Jubilee Sept 17

The month of September promises to be an exciting time for St. Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Parish Community, presenting two memorable nights of celebration, to commemorate their 25th Silver Jubilee as a parish. On September 17, they will present a musical play entitled Lorenzo Ruiz: the First Filipino Saint. This play will star Mat Ranillo III, a Filipino […]

28.08.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News, Music ·
HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

HBO announces ‘Game of Thrones’ live concert tours

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

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Shazam, the smartphone app that can identify full songs and tracks from short clips, is at the center of a new game show ordered by US network Fox. Just like the app itself, TV show “Beat Shazam” has contestants trying to identify the name and artist or group credited for an untitled track. The episode’s […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Multimedia, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Noel Gallagher to headline Pure & Crafted Festival 2016

Noel Gallagher to headline Pure & Crafted Festival 2016

The second Pure & Crafted Festival, August 12-13 in Berlin, will be headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with Mando Diao and Tricky’s Skilled Mechanics project also prominent. Presented by BMW Motorrad, the 2016 Pure & Crafted festival makes for a last chance to see both Noel Gallagher and Mando Diao before the end […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Music ·
Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, more booked for Tony Bennett tribute

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

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

03.08.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Myrtle Sarrosa releases album

Myrtle Sarrosa releases album

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Actress and cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa still could not believe that her album is finally out. The album, titled “Now Playing Myrtle,” is under Ivory Music and Video and is now available in record bars nationwide. “Truly a dream come true to find so many people who believe in my songwriting skills. Still […]

31.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

New Beatles documentary will feature 1965 Shea Stadium footage

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

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Gary V talks about changes on ‘ASAP’

Gary V talks about changes on ‘ASAP’

Gary Valenciano, one of the senior members of ABS-CBN’s Sunday show “ASAP” waxed philosophical describing the show’s journey through the years, comparing “ASAP” to a beach and competing shows to waves. “With regards to the other show, what they have created was a huge wave and every body rode on that wave but it has […]

28.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

Taylor Swift world’s highest paid celebrity: Forbes

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

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents ‘Out Of This World’

A cosmic family adventure light years beyond your expectations First-Ever West Coast National Tour Debut Blasts Off July 14th – August 7th Throughout Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) – Prepare to blast off on an intergalactic adventure for space-age family fun as the ultimate circus experience launches into the future with Ringling Bros. and Barnum […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Farfetch partners with Apple on new music channel

Luxury fashion retailer Farfetch.com is teaming up with Apple on a new music channel reports WWD. Set to launch Tuesday, the new channel will see Farfetch feature two playlists of Apple music on its website and mobile devices. The playlist “Songs From the Shoot” will be created by the Farfetch team and as the name implies, will […]

Sundance Institute announces Riley Keough, Jena Malone movie ‘Lovesong’ as NEXT FEST opener

Sundance Institute announces Riley Keough, Jena Malone movie ‘Lovesong’ as NEXT FEST opener

The Sundance Institute has announced that the Riley Keough and Jena Malone movie “Lovesong” will kick off the Sundance NEXT FEST next month in LA.  The news of the opener and lineup for the festival, which will take place August 12-14, was announced by the Sundance Institute on Thursday. Directed by So Yong Kim, “Lovesong” […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

FASO concert taps Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle as special guests

The Philippines’ legendary veteran entertainer, Sylvia La Torre, and her granddaughter, Broadway performer and TV-film actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, will be the special guests in the August 13 concert of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO). La Torre and Perez de Tagle will perform a duet and solo numbers with FASO, the only Filipino […]

03.07.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

Zayn Malik debuts fashion-forward clothing collection

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

29.06.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

Michelle Obama joins Snapchat and James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke

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

22.06.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Siri is the standout star of Apple’s annual developer conference

Speeding up Apple Watch reaction times, and adding more channels and live video feeds to Apple TV will be welcome additions to Apple’s devices, but it is the decision to set Siri, its virtual assistant, free of the iPhone and let it land on the desktop and work with other developers’ apps that is the […]

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

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

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

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

Watch Gwen Stefani’s latest video for ‘Misery’

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

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

Madonna’s Prince tribute criticized at Billboard Music Awards

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

23.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Streisand teams up with film stars for Broadway album

Streisand teams up with film stars for Broadway album

Barbra Streisand, one of the most enduring US entertainers, on Monday announced a new album featuring duets of Broadway musical numbers with Hollywood stars. Streisand revealed the album, entitled “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway,” as she scheduled a tour of North American arenas throughout August in which she will perform some of the songs. The […]

17.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Julie Anne becomes sexier as she celebrates 10 years in showbiz

Julie Anne becomes sexier as she celebrates 10 years in showbiz

Julie Anne San Jose is turning 22 on May 17 and her gift to her loyal fans is a big birthday concert, “In Control”, that also celebrates her 10th anniversary in showbiz. Produced by Dreamstar Events, this will be held at the Kia Theatre in Cubao on May 14, 8 p.m. Last seen on TV […]

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

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

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

29.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

Prince had opioid meds with him when died: reports

Prince had prescription opioid medication on him and in his home when he died last week, US media reported, although autopsy results have yet to indicate why the pop icon died. CNN reported late Wednesday that the pills were found both on Prince’s person and at his Paisley Park compound, citing a law enforcement official. […]

28.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
When fans cry: Can you mourn someone you never met?

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

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

21.04.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Music ·
The Hollywood Vampires hit the road

The Hollywood Vampires hit the road

The rock supergroup boasting Alice Cooper, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Johnny Depp among its members, is embarking on an initial 23-date tour of the US and Europe. Kicking off on May 24 at the Turning Stone Casino, New York the band is then set to play dates in Portugal, Germany, Sweden and Denmark before returning […]

11.04.2016 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

Apl. deAp gets a ‘spotlight’ at CHLA

By Abner Galino POPULAR rapper Apl. deap has earned a “spotlight” at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) celebrity charity wall for leading a campaign against blindness among children in the Philippines. Apl. deap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, came to the CHLA at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles on Thursday and took […]

29.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Local News, Music, Services ·
Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Donna Cruz was only 21 years old and at the peak of her career when she surprised everyone by marrying Dr. Yong Larrazabal and settling down for good in his native Cebu. Now 39, Donna is making a comeback after 18 long years with a Star Music album, “Now and Forever”. Any regrets that she […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya

Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Jonalyn Viray is now a Kapamilya, with the singer changing her screen name to Jona. Her first project is to interpret the theme song of the upcoming ABS-CBN series “We Will Survive”, which started last February 29 before “TV Patrol”. The soap stars Melai Cantiveros and Pokwang. “Siyempre very happy at kinakabahan […]

14.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

Full tracklist of Zayn Malik album revealed

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

08.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

Obamas to headline South by Southwest festival

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were announced Wednesday as headliners of South by Southwest, the celebrated showcase of cutting-edge technology and music. Obama will be the first sitting president to appear at the closely watched annual conference in Austin, Texas, famous for providing early exposure to platforms such as Twitter, Foursquare […]

Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

Boyzone and Westlife members join forces to create new boyband Boyzlife

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

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Nicole Scherzinger confirmed to join the cast of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nicole Scherzinger confirmed to join the cast of ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’

Nicole Scherzinger is set to join the cast of ABC/Lionsgate TV’s remake of “Dirty Dancing,” reports Deadline. Scherzinger will star as Penny, the dance partner of talented instructor Johnny in ABC’s three-hour “Dirty Dancing” remake. Johnny is set to be played by Cole Prattes in a role originally made famous by Patrick Swayze in the 1987 film. […]

02.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans celebrate their 50th Anniversary with music concerts around the world

Sneaker label Vans have announced that they are to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a series of music concerts around the world, with acts such as Wu Tang Clan, Erykah Badu, Nas, and Jamie XX all taking part. The events will take place later this month between March 16 and 19. A full list of acts and […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music ·
Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

Nervous Adele kicks off world tour in Belfast

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

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Ultimate Heartthrobs Piolo & Sam with ‘Pokwang’ & Darren Live at Pechanga in March

Two of the most sought after young Filipino actors, both on screen, cinema and singing sensation, Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby – along with comedian extraordinaire, ‘Pokwang’ and budding male actor Darren Espanto, in one of a kind performance ever will lead the pack of performers live at Pechanga Resort & Casino on March 26 at 8p.m. and March 27 at 5pm. Pechanga Resort & Casino […]

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

Adele, Bieber set for Brit Awards with Bowie tribute

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

24.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sam Milby records new album

Sam Milby records new album

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sam Milby has returned to his first love. On Instagram, Milby shared that he is back to making music and will soon release a new album under Star Music. Milby released his last album “Be Mine” five years ago. According to his manager Erickson Raymundo, Milby’s album will include “Tunay Na Pag […]

16.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie

Lady Gaga readies experimental Grammy tribute to Bowie

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

15.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift confirmed to perform at 2016 Grammy Awards

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

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Jed more than just a voice

Jed more than just a voice

MANILA (Mabuhay) — For Jed Madela, there is more to singing than just having a beautiful voice. He believes a true artist bares his heart and soul with every performance. This is why, after being in the business for over a decade now, the 38-year-old singer continues to learn and improve his craft. “I’m always […]

08.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

Bowie asked for ashes to be scattered in Bali: report

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

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Dingdong reacts to critics bashing daughter Jayda

Dingdong reacts to critics bashing daughter Jayda

Dingdong Avanzado is not taking the criticism his daughter have been receiving lightly. The Filipino hitmaker responded to people bashing her daughter Jayda over posting a “selfie” with teen actor Bailey May on her Instagram account. “As a parent, it saddens me to see my daughter be a victim of this. Especially when she did […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Martin Nievera: Still a huge draw

Martin Nievera: Still a huge draw

He’s been known as The Concert King for decades now and he looks far from relinquishing the title. Martin Nievera can still fill big venues here and abroad. In fact, even with little promotions at times, his concerts are still almost always sold out. In an interview, the singer downplayed his ability to command huge […]

01.02.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Holidays, Music, Valentine's Day ·
Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

Sam Concepcion’s new album to have all original songs

For 2016, Sam Concepcion would like to focus not just on acting but on music as well. Following his successful stint on the second season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Concepcion, who is is part of the ABS-CBN series “You’re My Home,” revealed that he will release his new album this year. Concepcion said the […]

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Coldplay to receive ‘Godlike Genius Award’ at NME Awards 2016

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

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

18.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

Madonna, Elton John honor Bowie with covers

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

13.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·

KC reveals sister Frankie wants to be a singer

Frankie Pangilinan seems to be following the musical footsteps of her mother Sharon Cuneta. According to Pangilinan’s sister, KC Concepcion, the 15-year-old is very passionate about music. “Nakikita ko na mahal na mahal niyang kumanta. She loves composing, singing, playing guitar. I would never want to clip someone’s wings. I think everyone deserves to shine […]

12.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

Apple Music claims 10 million subscribers

(Relaxnews) – Apple’s streaming service Apple Music has surpassed 10million subscribers. The paid-for platform has acquired the users in the six months since its launch in June 2015, NME reports. The service is still playing second fiddle to Spotify, which allegedly boasts more than double that number of subscribers. Other competitors include Jay-Z’s platform Tidal. Apple Music, […]

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Music, Online ·
David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

David Bowie: Chameleon of rock

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

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga to drop a new album in 2016

Lady Gaga to drop a new album in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Lady Gaga is planning to release a new album in 2016. The pop star announced the news at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Billboard reports. She allegedly told reporters: “You know, I am putting out an album this year. I won’t tell you when.” The singer and actress, who took home a Golden Globe […]

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

David Bowie: a look back at memorable live performances

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

11.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

Katy Perry reaches 80 million followers on Twitter

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

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

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

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

05.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Highlights of January Works & Process series at Guggenheim include Savion Glover and new John Zorn material

Highlights of January Works & Process series at Guggenheim include Savion Glover and new John Zorn material

(Relaxnews) – The New York Guggenheim Museum’s latest Works & Process series kicks off on January 10. This series explores creation through performances and discussions. Since 1984, it has provided audiences the opportunity to meet and discuss with acclaimed creators and performers in a small, intimate setting. Here’s a look at some of the Works […]

02.01.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
Tesla and Spotify team to offer first-ever premium service

Tesla and Spotify team to offer first-ever premium service

(Paris-Relaxnews) – Tesla has joined forces with digital music service Spotify to offer drivers of its cars outside the US unlimited Spotify Premium with no data charges. While Spotify has previously announced automotive partnerships with Ford and BMW/Mini and is integrated with CarPlay and Android Auto, Tesla’s is the only deal exempt from extra charges. […]

23.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring, Music ·
The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

The Beatles to break music streaming boycott on Christmas eve

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

Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

Rimmel London launches ‘London Look’ competition

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

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

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

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

19.12.2015 · Filled under: Christmas, Entertainment, Holidays, International Stars, Music ·
Matteo hopes to have concert repeat

Matteo hopes to have concert repeat

After his sold-out show at the Music Museum recently, Matteo Guidicelli is hoping for a repeat of his concert next year. “Astig! Sold out kami tapos sobrang saya. Almost three hours ‘yung show. Nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng nanood ng concert,” he said. “Kung nagustuhan nilang lahat, may repeat sana in the future. Baka next […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Jessa Zaragosa prepares for comeback concert

Jessa Zaragosa prepares for comeback concert

After a 12-year absence from the concert scene, singer-actress Jessa Zaragoza is getting ready for her comeback solo show. Zaragoza announced that she will be mounting her solo concert “I Am Me” on January 5 at the Music Museum in Greenhills. She said it’s the time for her to go back to her passion, which […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Could Barbra Streisand be set to direct ‘A Life in Pieces’?

Could Barbra Streisand be set to direct ‘A Life in Pieces’?

(Relaxnews) – Barbra Streisand could be set to direct an episode of the CBS show “A Life in Pieces.” The star’s husband James Brolin, who plays John Short in the series, suggested to his wife that she take control of an episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer hinted that she might well do so […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Tumblr reveals most reblogged celebrities in 2015

Entertainment – Cinema – Music – Trend – Celebrity – Looking back on 2015 (Relaxnews) – Chris Evans, Taylor Swift and Serena Williams were among the most reblogged celebrities on Tumblr in 2015. The blogging site has released their Year in Review stats, recapping everything from the most popular blogs, people and places that got Tumblrs buzzing over the last year. Top actresses in 2015: […]

10.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music, Online ·
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby boy

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West welcome baby boy

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West announced Saturday the birth of their second child, a baby boy. “He’s here!” Kardashian wrote in a Titter post, which linked to a page exclaiming “Kanye and I welcome our new baby boy!” The latest addition to the West family was […]

06.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
U2’s Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

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

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

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

Barbra Streisand to direct biopic of Catherine the Great

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

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Sarah Geronimo restarts career with ‘From the Top’

Sarah Geronimo restarts career with ‘From the Top’

Sarah Geronimo, Philippines’” Popstar Royalty”, aims to discover where her career as an artist is headed during and after her two-night concert at the Araneta Coliseum on Dec. 4 and 5. Christened with different titles since her career’s onset, the 27-year old recording artist and concert performer, wants to rediscover herself as an artist. She […]

04.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Coldplay and Beyoncé collaborate on new track ‘Hymn for the Weekend’

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

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

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

Psy ‘Daddy’ music video goes viral

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

02.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

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

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

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

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

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

Martin Nievera gears up for pre-Christmas show

Martin Nievera gears up for pre-Christmas show

Singer Martin Nievera is set to perform once again with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and musical director Louie Ocampo. Nievera’s pre-Christmas show, dubbed as “Martin Home for Christmas”, will be held on December 1 at The Theatre at Solaire. “What’s my Christmas wish? To sing and perform again with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and Louie […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
After moving to US, Lani Misalucha thought PHL career is over

After moving to US, Lani Misalucha thought PHL career is over

Lani Misalucha thought her singing career in the Philippines was over when she and her family moved to the United States several years ago. “Noong nag-migrate kami sa Amerika years ago akala ko ‘yun na ‘yun eh, na iiwanan ko na ang showbiz dito sa Pilipinas, na makakalimutan na ako ng mga tao dahil ang […]

22.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

Nov. 22 concert to honor memory of slain journalists

LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups here have banded together to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre, the worst single attack on the press. On Nov. 22, members of the media will hold a concert and photo exhibit at the Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles. The event will […]

17.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

H&M reveals images from its Christmas campaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Did Matteo ever court KZ Tandingan?

Did Matteo ever court KZ Tandingan?

KZ Tandingan denied rumors that Matteo Guidicelli courted her in the past. The singer said they are just really close friends and never had any romantic ties. “We used to be very close friends na halos araw-araw nag-uusap na close friends,” she said. Asked if it is possible that she didn’t know that Guidicelli was […]

09.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Regine Velasquez shares ‘secret’ to staying power

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez said she feels blessed that people are still interested in her music. In a recent press conference for her upcoming concert series, “Regine… at the Theater”, Velasquez shared what she believes is the “secret” to her staying power in the local entertainment industry. “Maraming bata na mas magagaling sa akin but […]

04.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Adele’s ‘Hello’ becomes the biggest UK number one in three years

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

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

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Royal Albert Hall to screen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with live orchestra

Royal Albert Hall to screen ‘Alice in Wonderland’ with live orchestra

(Relaxnews) – Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” is to get a screening at London’s Royal Albert Hall accompanied by a live orchestra and choir. Revealed by the Hall on Monday and picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, the screenings will take place on December 12. It will be part of the venue’s “Live Score” series, which […]

02.11.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

One Direction to perform ‘Perfect’ at the AMAs

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

28.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

Christian Bautista on showbiz stress, rest and relaxation

He is known as one of the most down-to-earth denizens of local tinseltown, probably owing to his simple roots as a hometown boy who made it big. Christian Bautista started out as a finalist in the singing competition “Star in a Million,” and is currently hosting “To The Top,” a band search on the GMA […]

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

Macklemore, Bieber win at MTV Europe awards

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

26.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Maja Salvador to hold concert at MOA Arena

Maja Salvador to hold concert at MOA Arena

Actress Maja Salvador is getting ready for the big time as a concert performer. After staging shows in malls and medium-sized venues, like the Music Museum in Greenhills, Salvador is set to conquer the Mall of Asia Arena. The concert dubbed as “Majasty” will be held on November 13 at Mall of Asia Arena. Salvador […]

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

Elton John announces new album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

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

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

Celine Dion appeal for new songs receives 4,000 submissions

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

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

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

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

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

Beyonce, Billie Holiday: Michelle Obama reveals favorites

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

12.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

Sarah G talks about upcoming concert

MANILA   (Mabuhay) -– She may be one of the country’s biggest stars but Sarah Geronimo admits that despite her success, she is still discovering her identity as a musical artist. The singer-actress said this will be the theme of her upcoming major concert “Sarah Geronimo from the Top,” which will happen later this year […]

09.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

‘FASO Goes Pops!’ on Nov. 14 at Alex Theater

“FASO Goes Pops!” on November 14 continues the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra’s tradition of presenting quality, entertaining concerts. FASO, returning to the iconic Alex Theatre in Glendale where it earned cheers and praises for its very successful “FASOGoes Broadway” last April, tackles pop music this time. “If the audience enjoyed ‘FASO Goes Broadway,’ this one will bring them to another level […]

08.10.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

Jennifer Lopez to host AMAs

(Relaxnews) – Three-time American Music Awards winner Jennifer Lopez will host the 2015 edition of the show on November 22. The awards ceremony, at which she will also perform selections from January 2016 Las Vegas show “All I Have,” will be preceded by a nominees announcement on October 13th. Of those, six categories will be […]

07.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Instagram reveals top five accounts

Instagram reveals top five accounts

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

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

Watch video for Sam Smith’s James Bond song

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

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

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

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

05.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

Janet Jackson returns to channel late brother

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

02.10.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Kyla gears up for 15th anniversary concert

Kyla gears up for 15th anniversary concert

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — R&B singer Kyla will celebrate her 15th anniversary in showbiz with a concert. Entitled “Kyla Flying High,” the concert will be held on November 20 at newly renovated KIA (formerly New Frontier) Theater in Cubao, Quezon City. “This is it! My concert,” she wrote in the caption. “Mejo matagal pa naman. Pwede […]

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

Lady Gaga’s Tom Ford video hits the web

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

Samsung to cut its video service

Samsung to cut its video service

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

Darren moves on from ‘rivalry’ with Lyca

Darren moves on from ‘rivalry’ with Lyca

Now that “The Voice Kids” has already crowned a new winner, young singer Darren Espanto hopes to move on from his loss to Lyca Gairanod, who won the first season of the ABS-CBN reality talent search. For more than a year since the competition, Gairanod and Espanto have been pitted against each other. The situation […]

25.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

Sia shares new single ‘Alive’

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

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Gwen Stefani teaming up with Urban Decay

Gwen Stefani teaming up with Urban Decay

(Relaxnews) – Cosmetics brand Urban Decay has announced it will release its first-ever celebrity designer collaboration, with a new collection signed by singer Gwen Stefani due out in November. Stefani reportedly worked closely with the brand on the limited-edition collection, offering insights on everything from shades to packaging. “Everyone in my life knows I absolutely […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Jose Mari Chan: Recollections and recognitions

Jose Mari Chan: Recollections and recognitions

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Jose Mari Chan started his entertainment career as host and singer of the TV show “9 Teeners” in 1966. He became popular when his singles “Afterglow” (1967) and “Deep In My Heart” (1969) hit the airwaves and became fan favorites. Even when he moved to the US in 1975, his songs were […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

Indian star Chauhan joins NY anti-poverty concert

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

16.09.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Spandau Ballet, Blake, 9 Filipino cast members of Miss Saigon West End to perform at ‘ASAP 20 Live in London’

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

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

Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

Katy Perry releasing Prismatic World Tour concert film

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

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

Celine Dion returns to Las Vegas stage

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

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

U2 drops new video that expires in 24 hours

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

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

Nick Jonas named as Miss America Music Curator

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

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

BBC Radio One announces ‘Live Lounge month’ lineup

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

26.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Demi Lovato’s next track ‘Confident’ leaked

Demi Lovato’s next track ‘Confident’ leaked

(Relaxnews) – A leak of Demi Lovato’s forthcoming single “Confident” has been posted online. After clips of the song were teased on Friday, Popcrush found was is reportedly the full-length version of the track and posted the single on its site on Sunday. Heavy on horns and percussions, the single is said to be from […]

24.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

Carrie Underwood releases surprise new single

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

23.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
One Direction to disband next year: report

One Direction to disband next year: report

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

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

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

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

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

Obama reveals classic US tastes in Spotify playlists

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

15.08.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
La Habra art gallery holds 1st songwriting workshop

La Habra art gallery holds 1st songwriting workshop

By Abner Galino VETERAN singer Mon Concepcion, as the workshop begins, asked me for my definition of songwriting. I groped for words. I wanted to say the work of writing songs but I thought that the definition was too dry. Fortunately everyone put in his/her two cents and we came up with this definition: Telling stories […]

13.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Music ·
Robin Thicke drops Nicki Minaj track and addresses rumor mill on Twitter

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

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

06.08.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
U2 concert tour special and documentary to hit HBO

U2 concert tour special and documentary to hit HBO

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

31.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

Gerphil gears up for big project with David Foster

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

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina dead at 22

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina dead at 22

(Los Angeles, United States-AFP) – Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of pop legend Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, died Sunday aged 22, six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her home. “She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their […]

27.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

Bono to launch sunglasses with Revo

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

Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus to host 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

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

21.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘The Main Event’ at Knotts Berry to settle issues between N. Zuniga and J. Obregon

‘The Main Event’ at Knotts Berry to settle issues between N. Zuniga and J. Obregon

The issue has to be settled between two iconic singers whose different styles make for an interesting musical duel. Like wine, these two claimants to the singing throne have mellowed over the years since their first encounter in the Main Event at the Rizal Theater in Makati more than three decades ago. The protagonists would […]

20.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Katy Perry secures fashion icon status with H&M holiday campaign

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

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

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

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

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

14.07.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Environment, International Stars, Music ·
Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

Apple Music, tech giant’s streaming service, goes live

(New York-AFP) – Apple Music, the tech giant’s new streaming service, went live Tuesday as the company behind iTunes looks to dominate the fast-growing sector. The new service began with the launch of Beats 1, an international radio station that will feature shows by high-profile artist hosts, and offered streaming — for the first time […]

30.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

Fans go wild for new One Direction fragrance commercial

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

K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

K-pop sensation Wonder Girls reunite for comeback

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

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

At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

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

Film composer James Horner of “Titanic” fame dies in plane crash

Film composer James Horner of “Titanic” fame dies in plane crash

(Relaxnews) – Prolific film composer James Horner, whose work spans “Titanic,” “Avatar” and “A Beautiful Mind” died in a plane crash Monday. The two-time Oscar winner died in a two-seater single-engine plane crash near Santa Barbara. The trained pilot was alone in the plane. He was 61. Horner had an illustrious career, marked by hits […]

24.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

Apple reverses payment policy following Taylor Swift criticism

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

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

Katy Perry teases fans with Moschino campaign pictures

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

Carrie Underwood comes out on top at the 2015 CMT Awards

Carrie Underwood comes out on top at the 2015 CMT Awards

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

11.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Katy Perry is face of Moschino

Katy Perry is face of Moschino

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

10.06.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Music, Online ·
What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

What’s Apple planning for its WWDC?

(Relaxnews) – The World Wide Developers Conference is Apple’s yearly event aimed at its growing global community of software, hardware and apps makers and is traditionally not the venue for new hardware reveals. However, expect plenty of new services. The most eagerly anticipated announcement is Apple’s response to the music streaming market, typified by the […]

05.06.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
US to issue new Elvis stamp

US to issue new Elvis stamp

(New York-AFP) – The US Postal Service on Wednesday announced a new stamp of Elvis Presley, two decades after a first version depicting “The King” caused a sensation. The Postal Service is returning to Elvis as part of its Music Icon Series launched in 2013, which has included stamps featuring Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis […]

03.06.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music ·
‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

‘Cruel Intentions’ stars Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair reunite at musical version

(Relaxnews) – It’s not just any old high school reunion: stars of 1990s movie “Cruel Intentions,” a sensational tale of teen sex, drugs and private school attended the musical parody and met the actresses who have taken on their original roles. On Thursday, they gathered backstage to give the young actresses, including Katie Stevens from […]

29.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Mark Bautista thanks supporters through concert

Mark Bautista thanks supporters through concert

Mark Bautista’s forthcoming concert “Here Sings Love,” slated on May 29 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resorts World Manila, is his way of thanking fans for their continued support, especially during his West End debut last year via “Here Lies Love,” a revolutionary rock musical which tackled the love story of former Philippine […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Why Regine doesn’t want son to enter showbiz

Why Regine doesn’t want son to enter showbiz

If it were all up to her, veteran singer Regine Velasquez said she would not allow her son Nate to join show business. Velasquez said she does not want her son to be deprived of his privacy. “Kung ako, ayaw ko. Kasi siyempre alam ko na medyo mahirap being in the business, ‘yung wala ka […]

26.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

Streaming giant Spotify expands into video, original content

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

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

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

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

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

Elvis tour bus sells for nearly $270,000 in New York

(AFP) – A custom-designed tour bus bought by Rock ‘n’ Roll King Elvis Presley for his back-up band in 1976 sold at auction in New York Saturday for $268,000, organizers said. Elvis’s “Takin’ Care of Business” and lightning bolt motto is emblazoned on the bodywork, although its soft furnishings have since been refitted in dusty […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

Aegis to perform in concert, Sept. 19 at Pala

PALA, CA  – AEGIS, one of the Philippines’ top pop rock and pinoy rock groups, will perform in concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, September 19, in Club Infinity at Pala Casino Spa & Resort. AEGIS was formed in 1995 and has topped the Filipino charts with “Luha” (Tears), “Halik” (Kiss) and “Basang-basa sa Ulan” (Drenched […]

15.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Sarah G wants to return to school

Sarah G wants to return to school

Despite her success in showbiz, Sarah Geronimo admitted that she still wants to return to school. Geronimo was only 14 years old when she won the TV singing contest “Star for a Night,” which paved the way for her phenomenal rise in the entertainment industry. According to her Wikipedia entry, she finished high school at […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Lucky winners picked to see Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga

Lucky winners picked to see Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga

Two lucky raffle winners will see Lani Misalucha perform live at Pechanga Resort & Casino on May 22, 2015. The winners, whose names were chosen from several raffle participants, are among the latest of lucky participants who have seen live concerts of Filipino artists in the prestigious resort located just south of Los Angeles. The raffle contest begun last […]

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

Sam Smith cancels Australia tour over vocal hemorrhage

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

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
JayR hopes to spark OPM revolution with ‘Elevated’

JayR hopes to spark OPM revolution with ‘Elevated’

The much-anticipated, all-original album of award-winning singer and producer JayR has been released. Titled “Elevated,” the latest album from the Philippines’ “R & B King” features 14 tracks, each promising to raise music fans’ everyday listening experience. “Some of the songs, I’ve had it kept in my hard drive for years. I wanted to put […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Star-studded Los Angeles-Makati Sister City on May 3 at Omni Hotel

Geneva Cruz and Garrie Concepcion to grace First Filipiniana Gala event of the LA-Makati Sister Cities, Inc. The Los Angeles-Makati Sister Cities Fundraising Gala will be true to their status as the FilAm organizers has been working to put up a star-studded night with top celebrities from the entertainment, government and business worlds.  The event will be held at The Omni […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Why Alex initially turned down Araneta concert

Why Alex initially turned down Araneta concert

Alex Gonzaga admitted she initially turned down the offer for her to stage a solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum. Gonzaga explained that she was afraid she might not fill the whole venue. “Kasi siyempre ang laking venue ng Araneta, parang it’s a very big risk to take because it’s the Big Dome. However, pinag-pray […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will […]

From Royal Ballet to Broadway… via the shower

From Royal Ballet to Broadway… via the shower

(New York-AFP) – Leanne Cope built a career in the rarefied world of Britain’s Royal Ballet. So it was something of a shock when acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon asked her to sing in a shower cubicle. It was an unorthodox audition for Broadway’s newest star, who made her New York theater debut Sunday night in […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Sarah Jane ‘SJ’ Gandia, the secret behind Balita’s new ad jingle

Sarah Jane ‘SJ’ Gandia, the secret behind Balita’s new ad jingle

Sj is a young breed of Filipino songwriter who was born in Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite and is now based here in Los Angeles. The development of her unique songwriting style is the result of a lifetime of musical influences, coming from her late mom’s side of the family as she witnessed the family sing at […]

14.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Lani Misalucha live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day.  Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will giveaway two pairs of tickets to Lani Misalucha’s Concert at the Pechanga Theater on May 22, 2015  at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will begin on April 11 and […]

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

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

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

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

(Relaxnews) – Nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards were announced on April 7, with Vice, Vine, Refinery29, Michelle Phan and Ellen DeGeneres all getting nods. According to organizers, those earning the highest number of nominations include Vice Media (17), CollegeHumor (9), Funny or Die (8), HBO (8), The Guardian (7), Comedy Central (6) and […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

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

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
One Direction plays on in S.Africa as fans mourn Malik’s exit

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

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

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

Jennifer Lopez takes fashion line to Mexico

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

Pitbull to perform at famed Apollo Theater

Pitbull to perform at famed Apollo Theater

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

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

Celine Dion to return to Vegas residency: report

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

23.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, International Stars, Music ·
Lorde, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding react to NZ X Factor fiasco

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

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

17.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Listen to the new song from ‘Frozen Fever’

Listen to the new song from ‘Frozen Fever’

(Relaxnews) – Disney has released the new song that features in “Frozen Fever,” the digital short that hits theaters Friday alongside “Cinderella.” “Making Today a Perfect Day” is sung by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, the voices behind Queen Elsa and Princess Anna and recounts how the sisters are trying to plan the perfect celebration […]

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’: what are critics saying?

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

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

09.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Pharrell Williams says Marvin Gaye song ‘never entered his head’ when writing ‘Blurred Lines’

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

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

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

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

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

FASO goes Broadway on April 25

FASO goes Broadway on April 25

As a follow up to its very successful “Swing the Night Away!” show late last year, the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO) goes Broadway on Saturday, April 25, 7 p.m. at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. “This will be a thrilling show since it will be the first time that FASO will perform an entire […]

06.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings, Music ·
Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

Madonna releases dates for ‘Rebel Heart’ tour

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

02.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

Lady Gaga books ‘American Horror Story’ gig

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

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

Paul McCartney to cap two-year tour with US festival

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

25.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Lady Gaga in moving ‘Sound of Music’ Oscars tribute

Lady Gaga in moving ‘Sound of Music’ Oscars tribute

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – The Academy Awards hailed the 50th anniversary of its all-time greatest musical Sunday, recruiting Lady Gaga to gracefully sing a medley of memorable tunes from “The Sound of Music.” Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the cinematic tale of the musical von Trapp family in Austria and their mischievous governess is […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

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

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

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

Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

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

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

Ariana Grande announces first fragrance

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

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
KZ addresses rumors that she is a lesbian

KZ addresses rumors that she is a lesbian

Singer KZ Tandingan sees nothing wrong about comparisons with her “The X Factor Philippines” mentor Charice as long as it’s about music and not about sexual preference. Tandingan, who is sporting a new short hairdo these days, has been the target of speculations that she would also eventually come out as a lesbian – just […]

18.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Erik Santos suffers from laryngitis after papal mass

Erik Santos suffers from laryngitis after papal mass

Singer Erik Santos admitted that he is still suffering from laryngitis or the inflammation of voice box. Santos said it was his first time to suffer from laryngitis. “First time kung magkaroon ng laryngitis. Actually nung kumanta ako for Papal Mass mayroon na po siya,” Santos said. “Sabi nga there’s a bug, parang yung kumanta […]

14.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·

Spotify gives couples their ideal playlist for Valentine’s Day

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

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

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

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

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

US rockers Dead Daisies to make rare Cuba tour

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

12.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Stars in black and white on Grammys red carpet

Stars in black and white on Grammys red carpet

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

Sam Smith dominates Grammys, but Beck with surprise win

Sam Smith dominates Grammys, but Beck with surprise win

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

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

Sam Smith vies with Beyonce, Pharrell for Grammy glory

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

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

Nominees in main Grammy categories

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

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Tech agenda: Digital Entertainment World 


Tech agenda: Digital Entertainment World 


(Relaxnews) – February continues with Digital Entertainment World, a show billed as the only event that considers every element of the digital content ecosystem Digital Entertainment World February 10-12 Los Angeles, California, USA Three days dedicated to the monetization of digital content; expect 300 speakers, 100 different sessions, panel discussions and tech showcases araound everything […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Emotional Jed Madela admits he lost his voice

Emotional Jed Madela admits he lost his voice

Jed Madela turned emotional during a private event when he related that he lost his voice. In a video uploaded by a certain Michael Sun on YouTube Saturday, Madela thanked his tito and tita for taking care of him. “These people are the ones who need the applause. Kasi ever since I started, sila talaga […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Ringo Starr set for new album, tour of Americas

Ringo Starr set for new album, tour of Americas

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

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

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

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Restaurant creates Kimye-inspired Valentine’s Day menu

Restaurant creates Kimye-inspired Valentine’s Day menu

(Relaxnews) – Aspiring Kimye couples take note: A Brooklyn restaurant has created a special Valentine’s Day menu inspired by the power couple. The menu at Brucie is described as L.A. meets Paris: sexy, brooding, wet and wild. And as expected, the prix fixe, five-course menu is peppered liberally with the letter ‘K.’ Diners have the option of […]

Meghan Trainor partners with Clinique for a limited edition

Meghan Trainor partners with Clinique for a limited edition

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

‘Gary V’ rocks Pechanga Resort & Casino March 8

‘Gary V’ rocks Pechanga Resort & Casino March 8

Internationally acclaimed singer, Gary Valenciano, popularly known as ‘Gary V’ will rock the theater of the famous Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California through a concert slated on March 8 at 7 p.m. Pechanga Resort & Casino is well-known for hosting the best and the brightest Filipino entertainers and performers such as Megastar Sharon […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown, Music ·
Mariah Carey to headline Caesars Palace

Mariah Carey to headline Caesars Palace

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

Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn and other celebs design Fendi bags

Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn and other celebs design Fendi bags

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

Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

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

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

NFL: Kravitz to join Perry in Super Bowl halftime show

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

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

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

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

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

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Madonna releases new songs after leaks

Madonna releases new songs after leaks

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

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo is poised to open New Year with a bang for a two-night concert to endear followers and avid patrons of the only getaway for music and game lovers, Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on January 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. Pechanga Resort & Casino is well-known for hosting the best and […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

(Relaxnews) – From her expert use of social media to her highly publicized reflections on the music industry, Taylor Swift has caught the public’s attention multiple times in a year that’s seen the country singer reinvent herself as a full-blown pop star via her latest, chart-topping album, “1989.” “Love affair” between artist and fans In […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
U2 to return to road four years after record tour

U2 to return to road four years after record tour

(NEW YORK-AFP) – U2, whose last tour in 2009-2011 was the highest-grossing ever, on Wednesday announced concerts in 2015 across North America and Europe and promised variety in its sets. The tour plans indicate that frontman Bono expects a full recovery after a bicycle accident last month. He was replaced by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Madonna is the face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Madonna is the face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

(Relaxnews) – After a couple of days of swirling rumors, Italian brand Versace has confirmed that Madonna is the face of its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, shot in New York City by Mert & Marcus. Pop-icon Madonna has once again teamed up with her friend Donatella Versace for a new campaign shot by photographers Mert Alas […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
NFL: Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer

NFL: Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Katy Perry will perform in the Super Bowl 49 halftime show next February, the singer and the National Football League confirmed Sunday. “Yeppers! And I’ve already started testing out ideas!” Perry tweeted moments after the announcement was made at halftime of an NFL game. The NFL championship showdown will be staged February […]

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Boy band One Direction took home top prizes Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying. The American Music Awards focus on commercial success with fans voting for their favorites, in contrast to the older Grammy Awards in […]

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Angeline Quinto live in concert

Angeline Quinto live in concert

Star Power Grand Champion and Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs show Nov. 30 at Alex Theater The multi-talented Angeline Quinto has won all the major singing awards and competitions of her generation. She began her meteoric ascent in 2003 at “Star for a Night,” the national TV contest hosted by Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez, wherein she dueled […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Musicians may have an edge when it comes to long-term memory

Musicians may have an edge when it comes to long-term memory

(Relaxnews) – Psychology researchers have literally looked inside the minds of musicians and established what could be the first link between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory. “Musically trained people are known to process linguistic materials a split second faster than those without training, and previous research also has shown musicians have advantages in […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Music ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 ·
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 […]

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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
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 ·
Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

Pharrell Williams’s hat to go on show at the Newseum

(Relaxnews) – The hat that sparked a social media sensation when worn by Pharrell Williams to the Grammy Awards earlier this year is now set to go on display at the Newseum, Washington DC. Designed by Vivienne Westwood, the “Buffalo Hat” proved to be such a talking point that the singer later sold it on […]

Reality TV series to follow Nick and Drew Lachey as they open bar

Reality TV series to follow Nick and Drew Lachey as they open bar

(Relaxnews) – Brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, who first shot to fame in ’90s boy band 98 Degrees, will be starring in a new reality TV series chronicling their attempts to open a bar in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Set to premiere in 2015, “Lachey’s Bar” will follow the pair as they fulfill a […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
Elvis shooting target sells for $27,500

Elvis shooting target sells for $27,500

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A paper target riddled with bullets fired by Elvis Presley at his personal shooting range sold for $27,500 at the first auction of Elvis artifacts hosted by his estate. It was the surprise turn at the inaugural Auction at Graceland, a highlight of the ongoing Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee marking the 37th […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Music ·
Michael Jackson aims to be King of Twitter with video

Michael Jackson aims to be King of Twitter with video

(NEW YORK, United States-AFP) – Five years after his death, Michael Jackson is back with a new video that breaks new ground by premiering on Twitter. The late King of Pop — who pioneered music videos in the 1980s with the advent of MTV — had written the song “A Place With No Name” with […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Lady Gaga unveils new Steven Klein artwork for Eau de Gaga

Lady Gaga unveils new Steven Klein artwork for Eau de Gaga

(Relaxnews) – With her new Eau de Gaga scent coming later this season, the singer has unveiled glamorous artwork on her social media channels. Gaga took to her Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts to show off another sneak peak at her second fragrance, Eau de Gaga. The big news is that the singer managed to bag legendary fashion photographer Steven Klein for […]

13.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Tech gear for on-the-go adventurers: a shape-shifting ultra-portable speaker

Tech gear for on-the-go adventurers: a shape-shifting ultra-portable speaker

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re off in a remote destination or whether you just want to be prepared for everything and anything tech-wise on your camping trip , you’ll have to choose your gear wisely: There is no shortage of creativity in the market for Bluetooth speakers, but Jarre Technologies has made its mark with one […]

11.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Science & Technology ·
MAC reveals details of Viva Glam collection

MAC reveals details of Viva Glam collection

(Relaxnews) – Barbadian singer Rihanna is readying a second drop of the Viva Glam collection designed to raise money for the men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. MAC has unveiled a frosted metallic mauve-colored lipstick and “Lipglass” as part of its second collection with Rihanna for the Viva Glam project, due to arrive next month. […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Chasing the K-pop dream

Chasing the K-pop dream

(SEOUL-AFP) – “Time to get up girls!” The call comes at 6:00 am as it does every morning, pulling Ray from her bunk bed at the start of another 16-hour day in search of stardom. Ray and the five other young women sharing a small Seoul apartment make up the K-pop band “Billion” — which […]

06.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Mozart’s Salzburg finds big business in ‘Sound of Music’

Mozart’s Salzburg finds big business in ‘Sound of Music’

(SALZBURG, Austria-AFP) – For almost 50 years, “The Sound of Music” has captured the imagination of movie-goers and musical fans with its catchy tunes and lovable characters set against the stunning Austrian Alps. And this has proven to be big business for the city of Salzburg, where the real-life singing von Trapp family lived and […]

05.08.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Watch: Katy Perry’s pop art video for ‘This is How We Do’

Watch: Katy Perry’s pop art video for ‘This is How We Do’

(Relaxnews) – After teasing the clip with a series of visuals, pop star Katy Perry has released the full video for “This is How We Do,” a pop-culture-laden romp set in a typically candy-colored Katy Perry universe. The video is directed by Joel Kefali (Lorde’s “Tennis Court”) and brings in imagery in the form of […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Margiela, Chanel

Fashion films of the week: Dolce & Gabbana, Margiela, Chanel

(Relaxnews) – Dolce & Gabbana put party wear in the treetops; intricate couture details from Maison Martin Margiela; and a glimpse of Karl and Cara at work: here’s our latest pick of the best fashion films from three of the biggest brands out there: Dolce & Gabbana The Italian brand has released “Arborea,” a fashion […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Videos ·
Alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’ mix to be released

Alternative ‘Stairway to Heaven’ mix to be released

(LONDON-AFP) – Led Zeppelin is to issue an unreleased version of their most famous song, “Stairway to Heaven”, the legendary rock band said Tuesday, after more than four decades hidden in the vaults. The alternative mix of the epic track will be released alongside a reissue of the British heavy rock group’s untitled fourth album, […]

31.07.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
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