Beauty tutorials: growing out a pixie cut

Beauty tutorials: growing out a pixie cut

(Relaxnews) – With celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence spotted growing out their pixie haircuts, we take a look at how to deal with that awkward in-between phase. The early stages http://youtu.be/t7Ib8oQofhA Blogger Makayla starts the “awkward transition” of growing out her pixie cut in this video. She recommends using a curl cream to control […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

Nike unveils latest World Cup ad

(Relaxnews) – The American sportswear giant has revealed its latest soccer commercial ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. A twist on the classic idea of “winner stays on,” the clip sees two teams of teenage footballers facing off on a local field. Except this is a Nike World Cup ad, so there’s always some extra […]

Garcetti wears denim in protest vs sexual violence

Garcetti wears denim in protest vs sexual violence

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wore denim jeans Wednesday along with fellow Angelenos, guests and supporters as a sign of protest against sexual violence at the GUESS headquarters downtown organized by the LA-based nonprofit organization Peace Over Violence. Wednesday’s Denim Day also coincided with other “protests” held in the state of California after the Legislature […]

25.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Daredevils BASE jump off world’s tallest building in record-breaking stunt

Daredevils BASE jump off world’s tallest building in record-breaking stunt

(Relaxnews) – If you suffer from vertigo, you may want to peek through your fingers for this one: a pair of French daredevils have broken the record for the highest BASE jump after leaping from the tip of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The heart-stopping stunt is captured on […]

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

(Relaxnews) – MAC has unveiled its latest designer collaboration, a capsule collection with Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of New York City-based fashion label Proenza Schouler. The collection riffs on the designers’ signature use of quirky colors and iridescent finishes. First announced in October last year, the collection will hit select stores on May 1. […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

Fashion films of the week: Petit Bateau, Prada, Margiela & Mykita

(Relaxnews) – A shoppable video for a Petit Bateau capsule collection, Léa Seydoux and flowers feature in a new Prada scent short, and cool dreamy imagery for the Mykita-Margiela collaboration: here are the finest cuts from the world of fashion film over the past seven days. Petit Bateau  The French brand celebrated its capsule collection […]

24.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

The countries most likely to opt for a spiritual or beach holiday

(Relaxnews) – North Americans are intrepid travelers and look for destinations that are ‘off the beaten track,’ while Europeans seek out sun-soaked beach vacations. Those are among some of the key findings in a large-scale TripAdvisor survey that polled 60,000 respondents in 32 markets around the world for the bi-annual TripBarometer, which aims to gauge […]

‘Healthy’ web searches peak early in the week: study

‘Healthy’ web searches peak early in the week: study

(Relaxnews) – A new study finds that people search for “healthy” topics on Google 30 percent more often at the beginning of the week than at the end. Investigators from San Diego State University, the Santa Fe Institute, Johns Hopkins University, and non-profit organization the Monday Campaigns analyzed “healthy” Google searches — meaning searches that […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Designers return to childhood Disney memories for charity

Designers return to childhood Disney memories for charity

(Relaxnews) – Disney France has invited around 20 fashion designers and visual artists to explore the theme of “Bad for Good” (“Le Mal pour le Bien”) through a series of works that will be exhibited in Paris and sold at auction for charity. Once again this year, Disney France is renewing its tradition of partnering […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Lady Gaga poses once again for Versace

Lady Gaga poses once again for Versace

(Relaxnews) – After posing in the Italian brand’s apparel and accessories, Lady Gaga is looking glamorous in Versace shades. The design house has revealed the first images of its latest eyewear campaign featuring its star spokesmodel. The decor is the same as in Versace’s latest handbag and ready-to-wear campaigns. Posing on a couch, Lady Gaga […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

Cookbook spotlight: ‘Buvette: The Pleasure of Good Food’

(Relaxnews) – An American chef whose mastery of bistro cuisine enabled her to open a Parisian outpost of her New York ‘gastrotheque’ Buvette to critical acclaim shares her secrets to recreating the same rustic but chic fare at home in her upcoming cookbook. Named after chef Jody Williams’s New York and Paris restaurants, the 304-page […]

23.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Japan’s tourism office to analyze tweets from foreigners

Japan’s tourism office to analyze tweets from foreigners

(Relaxnews) – Traveling throughout Japan and have a beef about the country’s public transportation or tourist services? Air your complaint over on Twitter and odds are it will be heard. According to a report out of Japan News, the country’s tourism office has launched a new program that will analyze tweets made by foreign tourists to help […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

Giant selfie installation proves our obsession with photo sharing

(Relaxnews) – A California-based artist has created a giant mirrored structure that comments on our increasing obsession with selfies. “Screen Identity” is a seven-foot wooden sculpture of a smartphone that features a mirror as its screen. It is big enough to frame the entire body of those who approach it, reinforcing the idea that as […]

22.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry reigns over Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of April 14-20, while footballer Cristiano Ronaldo also takes a spot in the top ten. Perry’s spot at the top comes thanks to buzz across several social networks. On Facebook she received more than 300,000 likes and was talked […]

Can scientists identify what sets artists’ brains apart?

Can scientists identify what sets artists’ brains apart?

(Relaxnews) – Can artists’ imagination and creativity be explained through biology? Possibly. A study published in the journal NeuroImage indicates that their brains show structural differences from those of non-artists. Researchers scanned the brains of 21 art students and 23 students in other disciplines using a method known as voxel-based morphometry. Comparisons between the two […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Health & Fitness ·
Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

TOKYO (AFP) –Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was announced Sunday. The two governments “have decided to engage in intensive discussions on various subjects at various levels” to improve conditions surrounding relations, […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Would you let a shop window tell you what to wear?

Would you let a shop window tell you what to wear?

(Relaxnews) – An interactive store window that analyzes what you’re wearing and recommends a personalized new outfit based on your age, gender and complexion could be the next big thing in virtual shopping technology. AS Colourmatic aims to encourage shoppers to abandon their wardrobe staples of blacks, whites and greys and opt for riskier, more colorful […]

‘Ghostbusters’ art receives 30th anniversary tour

‘Ghostbusters’ art receives 30th anniversary tour

(Relaxnews) – Original artwork and limited edition prints relating to the first “Ghostbusters” film are to go on tour, following rumors about a third entry to the franchise. Backed by the Los Angeles pop culture exhibition space Gallery 1988 in conjunction with Sony Pictures, the show will make its first stop in New York, not […]

19.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Next year’s Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 — back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics. The timetable leading up to the Oscars, traditionally the climax of Hollywood’s annual awards season, was […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

(Relaxnews) – The actor is in talks to take the lead role in maritime action film “The Finest Hours.” Well known as James T. Kirk from the ongoing “Star Trek” reboot and recently seen in spy film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Chris Pine is in negotiations to become involved in Disney’s seaborne project. Craig Gillespie […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s period piece “Jersey Boys” charts the phenomenal success of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll vocal group The Four Seasons. Based on the multithreaded Tony-winning musical play, “Jersey Boys” was reworked for cinema by “Gladiator,” “The Aviator” and “Hugo” screenplay writer John Logan. It wasn’t just talent that got Valli and his lads […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

(ROME-AFP) – Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, is back four decades on as the son of God in the hit musical in Rome, and hopes Pope Francis will be in the audience. The pontiff will be “just down the street and we’re hoping he’s going to come visit us and see […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Easter, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
X-Men: Channing Tatum could play Gambit in spin-off

X-Men: Channing Tatum could play Gambit in spin-off

(Relaxnews) – The actor could play the mutant once again in a spin-off of the “X-Men” franchise, he confirmed in an interview with MTV. Channing Tatum announced that he had met with Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer of the previous “X-Men” movies, to discuss the possibility of playing Gambit in a forthcoming film. The 33-year-old actor […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

(TOKYO-AFP) – If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call. Unlike “E.T.” in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, modern-day Japanese fashionistas need only pick up their Android-powered smartphone to set […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival

Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival

(SEOUL-AFP) – US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors. The festival, to be held at Seoul’s Olympic stadium on August 15-16, will feature a host of K-pop stars including “Gangnam Style” […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman

Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman

(Relaxnews) – Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead,” has given the go-ahead to another spin-off storyline from novelist Jay Bonansinga. “Descent,” which is due for an October 14 release from Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin’s Press, revolves around Lilly Caul, one of Kirkman’s original characters who returns from Bonansinga’s 2012 novel “The Walking […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Harry Potter fans open online Hogwarts school

Harry Potter fans open online Hogwarts school

(Relaxnews) – Hogwarts is Here, an online educational website modeled after J.K. Rowling’s school for young magic-users, is open for currency-free business. Following in the footsteps of the fictional Harry, Hermione and Ron just got a whole lot easier with a selection of nine-week online courses provided by a coven of industrious fans. Launched on […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online ·
Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

(TOKYO-AFP) – Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga’s tour of North America next month, the US songstress has announced on Twitter. The pixel-perfect pop princess, whose voice is also the product of digital code, will perform in 3D alongside a band made […]

Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over

Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over

(Relaxnews) – Cathay Pacific Airways and boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith are offering couples who were rained-out on their Caribbean honeymoon or never took one at all a luxury ‘honeymoon makeover’ package to Bali. For couples who were forced to put their “for better or worse” vows to the test early because of […]

James Franco to headline ‘Michael’

James Franco to headline ‘Michael’

(Relaxnews) – The actor and director will play a former gay activist turned anti-gay Christian pastor in this drama, Deadline.com reports. James Franco will appear in the title role of “Michael,” the directorial debut of 22-year-old Canadian actor Justin Kelly (“Maps of the Stars”). The film will be based on the true story of Michael […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s next movie

Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s next movie

(Relaxnews) – The actor and producer will take part in “Tusk,” the forthcoming feature from the director who gained a cult following in the 1990s with “Clerks” and “Mallrats.” News of Johnny Depp’s involvement was revealed by Justin Long, the star of “Tusk,” in an interview with Long-island.newsday.com. According to Thewrap.com, the 50-year-old actor will […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Vera Wang unveils Spring 2015 Bridal film

Vera Wang unveils Spring 2015 Bridal film

(Relaxnews) – The New York City designer, famed for her luxurious bridal gowns, has unveiled an extremely cool fashion film to show off her latest designs. Vera Wang debuted her Spring 2015 Bridal collection with a new film titled “Chasing Alix.” Directed by fast-rising fashion filmmaker and photographer Gordon Von Steiner, the one-and-a-half minute film stars A-list […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
“Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka”

“Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka”

Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:30 PM James Bridges Theater Melnitz Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Admission fee: $5 Web announcement: permiasla.org/imovie Information from Erdy Putra: 213-399-9668; eputra@usc.edu 2013 film by MVP Pictures: Director: Hanung Bramantyo; Writer: Ben Sihombing; Executive Producer: Amrit Punjabi; Lead Actor: Ario Bayu. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWLCasO3rcE The film features the life of Soekarno, the first […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Online, Videos ·
Fans to tune in Sunday for final ‘Mad Men’ season

Fans to tune in Sunday for final ‘Mad Men’ season

(Relaxnews) – The show and its cast of New York ad executives returns to AMC on Sunday, April 13. Fans are eagerly awaiting the premiere of this seventh and final season of “Mad Men,” especially since creators have kept plot details strictly under wraps. This season, Don Draper and his entourage are living in the […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Could this be most viral airline video of all time?

Could this be most viral airline video of all time?

(Relaxnews) – A video starring sports megastars Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi in a “selfie shootout” was officially bestowed with the title of most viral celebrity spot 2014 for clocking more than 137 million hits since first airing last year. If you aren’t one of the more than 137.2 million people to have seen “Kobe […]

Penelope Cruz named in ‘Bond 24’ release update

Penelope Cruz named in ‘Bond 24’ release update

(Relaxnews) – The star of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Volver” could be in line for a prominent role in the 24th Bond film, due 2015, according to a schedule update issued by Sony Picture. Named alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, Cruz was the surprise fourth headline star named as part of Sony’s […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chloe Moretz to become ‘The 5th Wave’ heroine

Chloe Moretz to become ‘The 5th Wave’ heroine

(Relaxnews) – Rick Yancey’s hit novel “The 5th Wave” is moving closer to cinematic success as “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass” star Chloe Moretz enters final negotiations to take the lead role. With a storyline that follows Cassie Sullivan as she tries to track down her younger brother following four successive waves of alien invasion, […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Survey finds US families spending less on prom

Survey finds US families spending less on prom

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans are spending less on one of their most beloved springtime rituals, the high school prom, according to a national survey released Wednesday. The typical US household will spend $978 on prom, down 14 percent from the average $1,139 that families spent in 2013 on such items as formal attire, limousine rental, tickets […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
California Food Banks Have Crucial Need for More Milk

California Food Banks Have Crucial Need for More Milk

The Great American Milk Drive Launches to Provide Local Food Banks with Gallons of Milk San Clemente, Calif. – That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in many of California’s food banks.  According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Services ·
NHM Brings Pop-up Nature Lab and Store to Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

NHM Brings Pop-up Nature Lab and Store to Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Also Presenting the NHM Children’s Stage   WHAT:            The NHM booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will feature talks, author signings, Dinosaur Encounters shows, live animal presentations, and hands-on workshops, in conjunction with the opening of the Butterfly Pavilion exhibit on April 13. WHO:              Book signings by Al Yankovic, Charles Phoenix, Jared Diamond, Brian Switek and […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Online ·
New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release

New Hillary Clinton memoir set for June 10 release

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Hillary Clinton, the former US secretary of state who is contemplating a second run for the White House, will release a new memoir on June 10, her publisher announced Wednesday. A website owned by Simon & Schuster was allowing users to sign up and pre-order the book, which the publisher said would consist […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Palmdale, California Author Publishes New Book

Palmdale, California Author Publishes New Book

This True Story Exposes the Realities of Chasing a Hollywood Dream “Within the Winds of Hollywood,” a new book by Joseph Yore, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Emporium, Pennsylvania, bruised his ego and broke his heart. So Joseph Yore left his hometown to go west in San Francisco, California to start his […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online ·
New book details one family’s sugar-free year

New book details one family’s sugar-free year

(Relaxnews) – In 2011, Eve Schaub and her family decided to eliminate added sugar from their diet for one year. The experience was a positive one overall, as the author recounts in her new memoir “Year of No Sugar,” published in the US this week. In a world full of processed foods, added sugar is […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Crystal Cruises creates ‘Game of Thrones’ excursion

Crystal Cruises creates ‘Game of Thrones’ excursion

(Relaxnews) – Crystal Cruises has created an excursion for “Game of Thrones” fans that will take guests to key filming locations in Northern Ireland as part of a cruise along the British Isles. In response to the cult-like popularity of the HBO fantasy drama, the cruise line has added a half-day excursion to their seven […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny to play expats for Amazon

Adam Brody and Chloë Sevigny to play expats for Amazon

(Relaxnews) – The audiovisual division of the online retail giant has recruited the two stars for a new pilot, which begins shooting this week in Paris and will also feature Dree Hemingway and Carrie MacLemore. Amazon Studios’ “The Cosmopolitans” will follow a group of American expatriates living in the French capital. Written and directed by […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Analyst: Apple prepping phablets, tablets and more for 2014 launch

Analyst: Apple prepping phablets, tablets and more for 2014 launch

(Relaxnews) – Expect to see a bigger iPhone, lighter iPads and even a new addition to the company’s lightweight MacBook Air notebook line before the end of the year. Unlike so many analysts that spend their time second-guessing what Apple has planned or the next industry it is going to disrupt, Ming Chi-Kuo from KGI […]

10.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Virgin Galactic launches search for boy behind spaceline idea

Virgin Galactic launches search for boy behind spaceline idea

(Relaxnews) – Sir Richard Branson has launched a worldwide appeal to help him find the child who, 26 years ago, asked a question that inspired him to launch his commercial spaceline Virgin Galactic. During a live appearance on a BBC TV show in 1988, Branson answered a viewer call from a young Shihan Musafer, who […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Grand Jury Returns an Indictment Against State Senator Yee, Raymond “Shrimpboy” Chow, and 27 Related Defendants

Grand Jury Returns an Indictment Against State Senator Yee, Raymond “Shrimpboy” Chow, and 27 Related Defendants

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging 29 defendants with firearms trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire, drug distribution, trafficking in contraband cigarettes, and honest services fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson, and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez. […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

Oscar winner plans TV drama about Italian-American pope: report

(ROME-AFP) – Italy’s Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino plans to make a debut television series entitled “The Young Pope” about Lenny Belardo — a fictional first-ever Italian American pontiff, an Italian daily reported on Tuesday. The name of the actor who will play the Catholic leader in the eight-part 50-minute series has not been revealed but […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to co-star in ‘The Nest’

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey to co-star in ‘The Nest’

(Relaxnews) – The two “Saturday Night Live” alums will reunite for this upcoming Universal comedy, Deadline.com reports. In “The Nest,” Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will play two 30-something sisters who decide to throw one last party in their parents’ house, which is about to be sold. The comedy will be helmed by Jason Moore, […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Game of Thrones’ renewed for two more seasons

‘Game of Thrones’ renewed for two more seasons

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Hit HBO television show “Games of Thrones” was renewed for two more seasons Tuesday, two days after its latest series opened with a bang that crashed the broadcaster’s online app. Sunday’s fourth season debut drew 6.6 million viewers, the most for the pay-channel since the finale of HBO cult hit “The Sopranos” […]

09.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
‘Spider-Man’ spin-off nets ‘Cabin in the Woods’ director

‘Spider-Man’ spin-off nets ‘Cabin in the Woods’ director

(Relaxnews) – “The Sinister Six,” a feature-length look at some of Spider-Man’s notable villains, looks like it’ll be not just written but also directed by “Cabin in the Woods” man Drew Goddard. Goddard wrote nine episodes of “Lost” over its first four seasons and also had writing credits on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and […]

08.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

(LONDON-AFP) – As the home of cooked breakfasts and pints of beer, it is perhaps no surprise that Britain is the European king of anti-cholesterol drugs with some seven million users. But recommendations to widen the use of “statins” — the class of drugs used to battle cholesterol — has sparked a national debate about […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
‘HIMYM’ creators to show fans show’s alternate ending

‘HIMYM’ creators to show fans show’s alternate ending

(Relaxnews) – Faced with the frustration of their fans, many of whom were disappointed with the show’s ending, the creators of “How I Met Your Mother” have decided to release an alternate conclusion. This second finale will be available on DVD this fall. The conclusion chosen by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the comedy’s creators, […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US deports illegal immigrants for minor offenses: report

US deports illegal immigrants for minor offenses: report

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 (AFP) – The United States is mostly deporting undocumented immigrants who have committed only minor offenses or have no criminal record, despite President Barack Obama’s promises to the contrary, the New York Times reported Monday. The newspaper said it found that only 20 percent of the two million people deported […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Star Wars VII’ filming under way, says chairman

‘Star Wars VII’ filming under way, says chairman

(Relaxnews) – Disney chairman Alan Horn has confirmed that “Star Wars Episode VII” has started filming, even if casting isn’t totally complete. Though Horn would not confirm which actors had already been signed for J.J. Abrams’s production, plenty have been linked with the seventh “Star Wars” film. Adam Driver (“Girls”) and Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter

Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter

(Family Features) When you think of Easter goodies there’s a good chance the flavorful jelly bean comes to mind – a big hit with kids young and old. But, because flavor preferences change with age, it stands to reason that not all Easter gifts are created equal. So, how do you navigate the taste bud […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Easter, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
James Franco directs for Gucci

James Franco directs for Gucci

(Relaxnews) – The multitalented actor, director, writer and published poet has directed a new ad for the Italian luxury label, showing off the company’s latest sunglasses for Spring-Summer 2014. The video, which was teased last week, was unveiled by Gucci Monday. It’s not the first time the actor has linked up with the brand. Franco is currently […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

US urges ASEAN armies to prepare for more natural disasters

By Dan De Luce HONOLULU (AFP) – US officials on Wednesday offered to help ASEAN countries prepare for the devastating effects of climate change, urging stronger cooperation among armies and emergency agencies. Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel and other top officials discussed the danger posed by rising global temperatures with ASEAN defense ministers in Honolulu, home […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

Captain America fights way to top of North American box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” conquered the North American box office in its debut weekend, becoming the top-earning movie so far this year, industry estimates showed on Sunday. The superhero saga from Disney’s Marvel Studios, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, pulled in a hefty $96.2 million, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations […]

06.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Top family-friendly attractions in the US 2014

Top family-friendly attractions in the US 2014

(Relaxnews) – Parents planning their summer vacation this year may want to consult a new ranking of the top kid-friendly attractions as voted by families across the US. According to 2,000 readers of FamilyFun magazine, the top historic site in the US, for instance, is Mount Rushmore, while the top national park for families is […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Moustache to set up breathing installation ‘Half Decade Beast’ at Milan Design Week

Moustache to set up breathing installation ‘Half Decade Beast’ at Milan Design Week

(Relaxnews) – Contemporary French furniture studio Moustache is celebrating its fifth birthday with a living ‘breathing’ installation at this year’s Milan Design Week. The “Half Decade Beast” exhibition will feature 10 new projects by designers including Bertjan Pot, Scholten & Baijings, Formafantasma, Raw-Edges, Constance Guisset and Dimitri Bähler. Lacquered chairs, moustache lamps and iridescent vases will all […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Panini presents official 2014 World Cup sticker album

Panini presents official 2014 World Cup sticker album

(Relaxnews) – In contrast to the American tradition of baseball card collecting, hardly as popular as it once was, the international pastime of soccer sticker collecting is still alive and well, particularly in the lead up to the World Cup. Panini, the world’s largest publisher of collectibles, has now announced the event’s official licensed album […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into NY

Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into NY

(NEW YORK-AFP) – An international exhibition in New York explores the fascinating world of prehistoric flying reptiles, the pterosaurs who ruled the skies when dinosaurs ruled the earth millions of years ago. “Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs,” opens on Saturday and runs until January 2015 at the American Museum of Natural History, co-curated […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

President Aquino thanks Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam for ‘Yolanda’ aid

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday welcomed visiting Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam at Malacanang and thanked him for Singapore’s support to the Philippines, especially in the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda” last November. “Singapore was one of the first countries to reach out to the Filipino people in the […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

‘Big Bang Theory’ making Star Wars Day episode

(Relaxnews) – May 1 will see Sheldon, Raj, Howard and friends get together to celebrate Star Wars Day in a special episode called “The Proton Transmogrification.” American comedian Bob Newhart returns for a third cameo after appearing in two other protonically titled episodes last year. The official crossover means that Lucasfilm and CBS cooperated to […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

Final season of ‘True Blood’ to air in June

(Relaxnews) – HBO will air the seventh and final season of the vampire series starting on Sunday, June 22. HBO accompanied its announcement of the “True Blood” Season 7 premiere date with a new teaser. Rather than revealing scenes from the forthcoming episodes, the video takes the viewer on a tour of the Bon Temps […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

Emily Blunt and Amy Adams lined up for Villeneuve films

(Relaxnews) – Amy Adams (“American Hustle”) and Emily Blunt (“Looper”) are in line to join the next two films from Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve. Villeneuve won an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language category for “Incendies” and went on to direct the well-received 2013 Jake Gyllenhaal double-header of “Prisoners” and “Enemy.” So it […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

Mandela’s former aide to publish memoirs

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – The long-serving and trusted white personal aide of Nelson Mandela will publish her memoirs in June about how her life was transformed by South Africa’s late anti-apartheid icon, Penguin Books announced Thursday. Zelda la Grange, Mandela’s private assistant during his 1994-1999 presidency and subsequent retirement, had become a fixture by the Nobel laureate’s […]

04.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars ·
Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

Blumarine honored with permanent exhibition

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury label is creating an exhibition space in the Italian city of Carpi. Founder and creative director Anna Molinari has announced the opening of a permanent space dedicated to Blumarine inside the Museum of the City of Carpi. The company was born in the Northern Italian town in 1977, and has stuck close […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Adidas to stream clips filmed from the perspective of the World Cup football

Adidas to stream clips filmed from the perspective of the World Cup football

(Relaxnews) – Adidas has implanted six HD cameras into one of its official match balls for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and will be streaming films capturing 360-degree action views in the run up to the tournament. The Brazucam ball will be traveling the world and documentary-style films will be streamed weekly from the ball’s […]

Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man ice cream

Look out! Here comes the Spider-Man ice cream

(Relaxnews) – What’s red, blue and striped all over? Why, the latest Spider-Man inspired ice cream, of course. In a tie-in with the May release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” movie, Baskin-Robbins has created an ice cream flavor made with red and blue, vanilla-flavored ice cream, thread by a web of dark chocolate and popping […]

03.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

Samsung scores marketing home run with Obama selfie

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Samsung celebrated a viral marketing coup Wednesday after a Boston Red Sox baseball star used one of its smartphones to snap a selfie at the White House with Barack Obama. Obama hosted the World Series champions Tuesday when first baseman and designated hitter David “Big Papi” Ortiz grabbed a cheerful shot of himself […]

Brad Pitt headed for WW2 once again in romance

Brad Pitt headed for WW2 once again in romance

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood actor and producer is currently negotiating the starring role in a romance thriller set during World War II. According to Deadline.com, Brad Pitt is in talks to join this feature produced by GK Films and penned by British screenwriter Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke”). Producers are simultaneously seeking a high-profile director […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Emma Roberts falls for James Franco in ‘Palo Alto’

Trailer: Emma Roberts falls for James Franco in ‘Palo Alto’

(Relaxnews) – A new trailer has been released for the teenage drama directed by Gia Coppola, Francis Ford’s granddaughter. The feature is based on James Franco’s semi-autobiographical book “Palo Alto: Stories.” After making the rounds at film festivals in late 2013 — including screenings in Venice, Telluride and Toronto — “Palo Alto” has made its […]

02.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
New global app lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world

New global app lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world

(Relaxnews) – Does the sight of a light bulb left on in an empty room leave you hopping mad? A new app which lets users ‘report’ energy waste around the world could be just the thing. ‘LightsOut‘ is an app which aims to create a global map of geographical examples of inefficient energy use by […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370; PM Razak to head to Perth

Malaysia corrects last words from Flight MH370; PM Razak to head to Perth

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia’s civil aviation department said late Monday the last words spoken by one of pilots of missing Flight MH370 were “Good night Malaysian three seven zero”, and not the more casual “All right, good night” originally reported. The admission is likely to add to criticism of the Malaysian authorities’ handling of […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
PHL signs military aircraft contracts for $528-M

PHL signs military aircraft contracts for $528-M

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines on Friday signed agreements to buy $528 million worth of military aircraft from South Korea and Canada amid ongoing territorial disputes with China. “After more than four decades of stagnancy in its dream of improving its capability, our air force has found a promise of new life with the realization […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Samsung launching lighter, cheaper tablet range

Samsung launching lighter, cheaper tablet range

(Relaxnews) – The new Galaxy Tab 4 tablets range from 7 inches to 10.1 inches in screen size and are designed for mobility and affordability. The new range won’t come as a surprise to anyone with even a passing interest in technology news. Their existence has been leaked all over the net over the past week or […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Indie film ‘Jiseul’ wins Best Picture at Korea’s Wildflower Awards

Indie film ‘Jiseul’ wins Best Picture at Korea’s Wildflower Awards

(Relaxnews) – Sundance and Busan alumnus “Jisuel” scored top honors at the Wildflower Film Awards Korea, while tale of atonement “Fatal” took two accolades from the annual ceremony’s inaugural edition. Depicting historical events that took place upon South Korea’s isolated Jeju Island in 1948, “Jisuel” (or “지슬”) focuses on the fate of 60 villagers who […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Tender ‘Say I Love You’ trailer boasts One Direction soundtrack

Tender ‘Say I Love You’ trailer boasts One Direction soundtrack

(Relaxnews) – There’s a new trailer out for Japanese high school romance “Say ‘I Love You,’” based on a successful comic book series and now bound for live-action cinematic remake. Starring Haruna Kawaguchi as shy, distrustful loner Mei, and Sōta Fukushi as the confident, curious Yamaoto — one of her high school’s most popular students […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day Pageant launched

Carson, CA – The Philippine Independence Day Foundation (PIDF) launched March 24 the search for Miss and Queen (Gay) of Philippine Independence Day in the City of Carson. PIDF holds the pageant as a fundraiser for its projects as well as organizing the Philippine Independence Day celebration at the Veterans Park on June 7. The Independence Day event has […]

01.04.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Where to see the stars of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ after Monday’s finale

Where to see the stars of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ after Monday’s finale

(Relaxnews) – The cast of “How I Met Your Mother” will appear together for the last time in the show’s finale, which airs at 8pm ET Monday, March 31, on CBS. After returning to the sitcom season after season since 2005, the actors are now going their separate ways and looking towards new horizons. Most […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

Obama signs Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States President Obama today signed into law a legislative measure that would allow American taxpayers to claim deductions for donations they made to support relief and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The enactment of the Philippine Charitable Giving Assistance Act, which would also allow US […]

31.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

Sydney Harbour stages outdoor pop-up opera under the stars

(Relaxnews) – If ever there was a way to add more drama and theater to an opera production, it’s this: stage “Madame Butterfly” outside one of the world’s most iconic and famous opera houses against the curtain of the Sydney skyline, on the water’s edge, and add an explosion of fireworks to mark the final […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

Trailer: nature unleashes its fury in ‘Into the Storm’

(Relaxnews) – Warner Bros have uploaded the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming catastrophe movie, which is due in theaters in August. The first look at “Into the Storm,” the video alternates between chilling silence and the cacophony of terrified screams, high-speed winds and tornado sirens. Complete with dramatic special effects, the action movie will […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tales from the Organ Trade (Philippines)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 4:30 – 7:00 PM Tamkin Auditorium Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public, but RSVP requested at www.eventbrite.com/e/global-health-awareness-week-at-ucla-tickets-10958748913 Documentary film on the human organ trade includes footage from the Philippines. Film to be followed by panel with Filmmaker Ric Bienstock, Transplant […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Online ·
Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

Intersections: World Arts/Local Lives

On going Display UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History UCLA Campus www.fowler.ucla.edu/exhibitions/intersections Museum admission is free.  Some of the exhibit can also be viewed online. Los Angeles museum-goers at last have an ongoing opportunity to enjoy one of our nation’s most important collections of art from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas in Intersections: […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Happenings ·
The Triumph of Philippine Art

The Triumph of Philippine Art

Through April 13, 2014 The Triumph of Philippine Art USC Fisher Museum of Art 823 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90089 Tel: 213-740-4561 Web announcement: fisher.usc.edu/exhibitions/triumph_of_the_philippines.html As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits the nation’s political story and turmoil. The exhibition features various Contemporary Filipino-American artists and has been compiled by M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, who […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings ·
Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

Art agenda: Italian fashion, Pilgrim/Roy quilts, Wang Gongxin

(Relaxnews) – The V&A in London opens a display of Italian fashion spanning seven decades, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibits the extensive Pilgrim/Roy Collection of quilts, and the National Gallery of Victoria opens an exhibit for Chinese video artist Wang Gongxin. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 April 5 – July 27 The Victoria […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment ·
London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

London to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show

(Relaxnews) – London is set to launch Europe’s largest gay wedding show yet, as the Same-Sex Marriage Act comes into force in England and Wales this year. Gay Weddings Live will hit the UK capital in June, focusing on providing services tailored to same-sex couples – a high-spending and statistically financially comfortable demographic. The show will […]

FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

FOX to air royal-themed reality show ‘I Wanna Marry Harry’

(Relaxnews) – The network approached a dozen women with an opportunity to fulfill their childhood dream of becoming a princess. In the reality series “I Wanna Marry Harry,” the happy few will set out to win the heart of one of the world’s most famous celebrities, Prince Harry. Or so they think. Scheduled to premiere […]

28.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Beer – the darker the better – may reduce carcinogens in grilled meats

Beer – the darker the better – may reduce carcinogens in grilled meats

(Relaxnews) – Researchers have long been in search of ingredients that can lessen the carcinogens created when meat is grilled. Several studies have cited assorted vegetables and herbs as helpful in reducing the formation of these carcinogens, with the latest examining a different option: beer. Isabel M. P. L. V. O. Ferreira of the Universidade […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
New online tool calculates heart’s ‘age’

New online tool calculates heart’s ‘age’

(Relaxnews) – Is your heart older than you are? A tool from Joint British Societies allows people to test their heart’s “true age,” which subsequently provides an estimate regarding chances of heart disease later in life. Entitled the JBS3 Risk Calculator, the tool works by calculating a person’s lifestyle habits, cholesterol level, blood pressure and […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Madonna preparing to direct third film

Madonna preparing to direct third film

(Relaxnews) – The pop icon plans to return to filmmaking with “Adé: A Love Story,” a drama about two star-crossed lovers. After “Filth and Wisdom” (2008) and “W.E.” (2011), Madonna plans to helm a film adapted from Rebecca Walker’s partially autobiographical novel, which was published in the US last fall.  The Hollywood Reporter broke the […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Meryl Streep to play former rock star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

Meryl Streep to play former rock star in ‘Ricky and the Flash’

(Relaxnews) – The actress is attached to headline this indie drama in the role of an aging rock star. Coming off of her role in “August: Osage County,” Meryl Streep has agreed to play an aging rock star in “Ricky and the Flash,” Thewrap.com reports.  The character attempts to reconnect with her children after decades […]

27.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
ABC to premiere ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ in July

ABC to premiere ‘The Astronaut Wives Club’ in July

(Relaxnews) – The latest series from the creators of “Gossip Girl” will premiere July 24, ABC has announced. Ahead of the launch of its new drama “Black Box” this April, the network has also set season premiere dates for its returning series “Mistresses” and “Rookie Blue.” Adapted from Lily Koppel’s best-selling novel, published last June, […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Bradley Cooper could be the next Indiana Jones

Bradley Cooper could be the next Indiana Jones

(Relaxnews) – Producers have their sights set on the “American Hustle” star for a reboot of the famous adventure movie franchise, Latino-review.com reports. According to the website, Bradley Cooper is on Disney’s shortlist of actors who might fill Harrison Ford’s shoes by playing the famous archaeologist. The studio acquired the rights to the “Indiana Jones” […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dramatic photos show scale of man compared to ship

Dramatic photos show scale of man compared to ship

(Relaxnews) – The photos are dramatic, revealing the incredible scale between the master and his ship. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Queen Mary 2, one of the largest and most expensive ocean liners ever built, parent company Cunard commissioned Australian photographer James Morgan to capture Captain Kevin Oprey with the ship he commands. […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Fox signs John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’

Fox signs John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’

(Relaxnews) – The author of “The Fault in Our Stars” has seen a second novel go to Fox Pictures, with the former’s supporting actor Nat Wolff in line for the leading role in “Paper Towns.” Even if “The Fault in Our Stars,” which also stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, isn’t due in theaters until […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film ·
Jackie Chan’s K-pop group releases debut single, video

Jackie Chan’s K-pop group releases debut single, video

(Relaxnews) – K-pop boy band JJCC (pronounced “Double JC”), which is managed by none other than action film star Jackie Chan, has revealed its debut track, “At First,” along with a video spotlighting four of the group’s members. It was reported in The Guardian and elsewhere earlier this month that the musician and martial artist had taken […]

Full trailer: Blunt and Cruise team up for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Full trailer: Blunt and Cruise team up for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

(Relaxnews) – Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise have an impossible mission to achieve in “Edge of Tomorrow” — drop a fresh rookie soldier into the heart of a ferocious sci-fi battle, and go on to save the world. Fortunately, Cruise’s character Bill Cage is sucked into a time loop, giving him infinite opportunities to become […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
BatteryBox: five years of portable power

BatteryBox: five years of portable power

(Relaxnews) – The BatteryBox is by no means the only portable back-up power device on the market, but what makes it so clever is that once charged up, it stays charged up and is guaranteed to perform like new for five years. That, and the fact that despite being small enough to fit in the […]

26.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Environment, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Shu Uemura teams up with Mika Ninagawa again this summer

Shu Uemura teams up with Mika Ninagawa again this summer

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese cosmetics brand has renewed its partnership with photographer and director Mika Ninagawa for the Summer 2014 season. The resulting makeup line, a journey into the artist’s brightly colored world, will be available from May 21. The Japanese photographer teamed up with Shu Uemura for two collections in the past, in 2008 […]

25.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment ·
Dubai’s metro stations set to be transformed into art museums

Dubai’s metro stations set to be transformed into art museums

(Relaxnews) – Dubai’s metro stations are to be turned into living art museums, as part of a new Dubai Metro Museum initiative introduced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In an aim to make art accessible to the city’s commuters, four of the metropolis’s main stations will be transformed through art. Each station will […]

National 9/11 Memorial Museum to open May 21

National 9/11 Memorial Museum to open May 21

(Relaxnews) – On May 21, when the doors to the 9/11 Memorial Museum open for the first time, visitors will pay solemn tribute to the thousands of victims who died in the terrorist attacks, retrace the events leading up to the fateful day, and examine how the tragedy continues to shape the course of the […]

25.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Online ·
Can Obama Initiatives Elevate Black Achievement in Age of Higher Education Standards?

Can Obama Initiatives Elevate Black Achievement in Age of Higher Education Standards?

by : George White If President Obama’s new initiatives for boys and young men of color are to succeed, educators must find ways to help underperforming students thrive under Common Core, the new and more rigorous academic standards that schools in 45 states are beginning to implement. That’s the assessment of Freeman Hrabowski, president of […]

25.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Malaysia says missing jet crashed at sea

Malaysia says missing jet crashed at sea

By M. Jegathesan KUALA LUMPUR, March 24, 2014 (AFP) – Malaysia said Monday the passenger jet which went missing more than two weeks ago crashed in the Indian Ocean, but shed no light on the mystery of why it veered from its intended course. Prime Minister Najib Razak said new satellite analysis of Malaysia Airlines […]

25.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Consulate attends fundraising concert of REO Brothers of Tacloban

Consulate attends fundraising concert of REO Brothers of Tacloban

Los Angeles, CA – Philippine Consulate General Officials attended the fundraising concert to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan organized by the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown in collaboration with APO GLA and UP APO Foundation on 15 March 2014 at Incarnation Community Center Gym, Glendale, California.  The concert features the REO Brothers, Raymart, RJ, Ralph […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Divergent’ dominates worldwide box office

‘Divergent’ dominates worldwide box office

(Relaxnews) – The feature starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet has risen to the top spot in the global box office, grossing $57.7 million across six territories for the weekend up to March 23, according to Rentrak. Adapted from Veronica Roth’s young adult fiction trilogy, “Divergent” tells the story of Tris, who refuses to submit […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dakota Johnson to play Johnny Depp’s companion in crime drama

Dakota Johnson to play Johnny Depp’s companion in crime drama

(Relaxnews) – The actress slated to headline “Fifty Shades of Grey” in 2015 is in talks for a major role in “Black Mass,” a biopic of the Boston Irish mafia boss Whitey Bulger. The daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson is in line to co-star with Johnny Depp, who will play Whitey […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

Katy Perry tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Pop star Katy Perry takes the top spot on Starcount’s global social media chart for the week of March 17-23. She is followed by Shakira, whose self-titled album is out this week. Katy Perry earned an impressive 58 million YouTube views over the past week and expanded her Twitter following by 196,453 people. […]

Leading ladies for Marks & Spencer

Leading ladies for Marks & Spencer

(Relaxnews) – Annie Lennox and Emma Thompson are just two of the famous faces in the UK brand’s new campaign. Famous British retailer Marks & Spencer has released its latest advertising campaign for Spring-Summer 2014 and alongside the famous pop singer and philanthropist Annie Lennox and Oscar winner Thompson, are emerging British talents in the form of […]

24.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Rihanna named CFDA Fashion Icon for 2014

Rihanna named CFDA Fashion Icon for 2014

(Relaxnews) – The Barbadian singer and fashionista will be awarded the Fashion Icon prize at this June’s CFDA awards. The Council of Fashion Designers of America awards are set to take place on June 2 in New York City. And there will be one very special guest in the form of Rihanna according to news released Monday. […]

Christian Bale sought for Steve Jobs role

Christian Bale sought for Steve Jobs role

(Relaxnews) – Sony’s Steve Jobs biopic is building up a head of steam as insider whispers suggest “Batman” and “American Hustle” star Christian Bale is wanted for the main part. According to TheWrap, David Fincher — who is still in talks to direct — is waiting on confirmation that Christian Bale will join the cast. […]

23.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Selfie-indulgence the key to Instagram popularity

Selfie-indulgence the key to Instagram popularity

(Relaxnews) – A study has found that the key to attracting comments and engagement on the image-sharing social network is to upload photographs of people, not places. The selfie is here to stay. Well that’s according to the Georgia Institute of Technology and Yahoo Labs researchers anyway. They’ve just announced the conclusions of a study […]

Kate Upton becomes latest Bobbi Brown spokesmodel

Kate Upton becomes latest Bobbi Brown spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – The brand announced Friday that it has chosen the model and actress as the face of its upcoming collections. Known primarily for her physique, Kate Upton is shifting the spotlight to her face. The 21-year-old Sports Illustrated cover girl has become the latest brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown, taking over from Katie Holmes. […]

22.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
K-pop girl group 2NE1 embark on Asian tour

K-pop girl group 2NE1 embark on Asian tour

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korean girl group 2NE1 will embark on a nine-city Asian tour this weekend following the release of their new album “Crush”, their agent said on Friday. Starting in Hong Kong on Saturday, the group will travel through nine other cities until July 13 — Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Bangkok, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Ryan Gosling attached to Busby Berkeley biopic

Ryan Gosling attached to Busby Berkeley biopic

(Relaxnews) – The American star will produce a film on the life of Busby Berkeley, the legendary director and choreographer credited with inventing the modern musical film during Hollywood’s golden age. Gosling may also direct or star in the biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. On the heels of “How to Catch a Monster,” due […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Divergent’: the next ‘Hunger Games’ teen film smash?

‘Divergent’: the next ‘Hunger Games’ teen film smash?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The studio that produced “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games” is at it again: “Divergent” is the latest teen adventure saga with a fearless female heroine battling the odds in a post-apocalyptic future. All eyes in Hollywood are on the box office fortunes of the movie, which hits theaters in the United States […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Demand from Asia and South American consumers behind tablet growth in 2014

Demand from Asia and South American consumers behind tablet growth in 2014

(Relaxnews) – A record 200 million tablets are expected to ship over the course of the year but as a number of regions such as the US and Europe reach the tipping point, where one in two consumers owns a device, it will be emerging markets that will be driving growth and even influencing specifications. […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Australia, US launch ‘needle in haystack’ plane search

Australia, US launch ‘needle in haystack’ plane search

SYDNEY  (AFP) – Australian and American authorities said Tuesday they had begun searching 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of the remote Indian Ocean for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, and conceded it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. The Malaysian government has revealed it believes the jet was deliberately diverted and […]

21.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

Dog ‘sold for $2 million’ in China: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost $2 million, a report said Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old golden-haired mastiff at a “luxury pet” fair Tuesday in the eastern province of Zhejiang, […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Samsung focuses on selfies with latest camera

Samsung focuses on selfies with latest camera

(Relaxnews) – The world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, the Samsung NX mini Smart Camera, is actually small enough to slip into a pocket, even with a lens attached. And it really is slim. It measures just 110.4 x 61.9 x 22.5mm, meaning that it is shorter and narrower than a Samsung Galaxy S5 […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Kate Hudson capsule collection for Ann Taylor

Kate Hudson capsule collection for Ann Taylor

(Relaxnews) – The American actress, who is currently the face of the brand for spring, will work with Ann Taylor on a line of Little Black Dresses. Set to hit stores on April 10, Ann Taylor creative director Lisa Axelson has worked with the 34-year-old actress on a capsule collection of LBD. The five styles include dresses […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Mid-life crisis’ is real, study claims

‘Mid-life crisis’ is real, study claims

(Relaxnews) – The concept of the “mid-life crisis” has been around for quite sometime, yet whether it was an actual thing or just an excuse for people to tool around in sports cars has remained unclear. Past evidence for the mid-life crisis relied on cross-sectional survey data, or the examination of people’s happiness at different […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

US hits ‘provocative’ China move on PHL ships

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday accused China of raising tensions by blocking two Philippines vessels as it urged freedom of navigation in the tense South China Sea. The United States, a treaty-bound ally of Manila, said it was “troubled” by Sunday’s incident in which China prevented movement of two ships contracted by […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LAUSD celebrates the arts

LAUSD celebrates the arts

Student inspires first district-wide arts fest LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)  held a two-week festival celebrating the arts that began March 1 through Saturday, March 15, 2014. In honor of Arts Education Month, the District showcased student art across multiple disciplines during the Arts Fest, including music, dance, film, theatre and visual […]

20.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Central Asian states report no sightings of Malaysian jet

Central Asian states report no sightings of Malaysian jet

BISHKEK  (AFP) – The Central Asian states of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on Monday said there had been no sightings of the missing Malaysian passenger jet following reports that it may have reached their airspace. According to one of the possible scenarios, the Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane that mysteriously went missing on March 8 could have […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Obama wants ‘more humane’ US deportations

Obama wants ‘more humane’ US deportations

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a review to see whether US deportation policies could be conducted more “humanely” following complaints by Latino advocates over mass expulsions of illegal immigrants. Obama last week blamed Congress for high levels of deportations, saying he had no choice but to enforce existing laws because an […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Snoopy and Charlie Brown present first ‘Peanuts’ movie

Snoopy and Charlie Brown present first ‘Peanuts’ movie

(Relaxnews) – A new teaser unveils the CGI versions of the famous dog Snoopy, his despondent master Charlie Brown and their feathered friend Woodstock. Opening with a parody of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the new video from Fox Family Entertainment introduces the big-screen debut of Charles M. Schulz’s classic characters. The CGI adaptation, made with […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

Super Junior-M to release new album on Chinese websites

(SEOUL-AFP) – Asian boy band Super Junior-M will make a comeback this week with the release on Friday of a new album on Chinese Internet services, their agency said. “Swing” is their first album in more than 15 months since “Break Down”, which hit No. 1 on the US Billboard World Album Chart and landed […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
New Star Wars to start filming in Britain in May

New Star Wars to start filming in Britain in May

(LONDON-AFP) – The first new Star Wars movie for a decade will start filming in Britain in May, it was revealed Wednesday, and the loveable droid R2-D2 is among the cast. Filming will begin at Pinewood Studios outside London, where pre-production has been under way for several months. The movie, currently known only as “Star […]

19.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marc Jacobs on beauty: ‘The eyes are the first feature I notice’

Marc Jacobs on beauty: ‘The eyes are the first feature I notice’

(Relaxnews) – Interviewed at the luxurious Hôtel Meurice in Paris, the designer sat down with Parismodes.tv on March 13 to talk about his new Marc Jacobs Beauty line. After launching in the US and then Dubai last fall, Marc Jacobs Beauty arrived in Europe on March 6. The products are set to appear in Asian and Brazilian […]

Spring 2014: women’s fragrances not to miss

Spring 2014: women’s fragrances not to miss

(Relaxnews) – As the days grow longer, a number of perfume makers and beauty brands are preparing to launch new fragrances for the Spring-Summer season. While some brands, such as Cartier, have chosen to unveil entirely new scents, others have transformed their more popular perfumes into light eau de toilette fragrances that are perfect for […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Photos ·
Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5C in Europe

Apple launches 8GB iPhone 5C in Europe

(Relaxnews) – As of Tuesday, EU consumers can snap up a cheaper version of the company’s multi-colored handset. The new entry-level version of the iPhone 5C only offers 8GB of on-board memory, half that of the 16GB version which, until Tuesday morning, was the base handset. However, as well as having less storage, the new […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Trailer: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Trailer: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

(Relaxnews) – Marvel’s May 23 superhero film continues teasing a full trailer due in a week’s time with this 15-second teaser posted to Instagram. With the clip’s screen real estate divided into nine, a baseball-team’s worth of supermutants features in a sequential, segmented montage. And with the film’s storyline spanning both past and future, “X-Men: […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Josh Lucas joins Debra Messing in ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

Josh Lucas joins Debra Messing in ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

(Relaxnews) – Two years after the last episode of “The Firm,” the American actor has signed on with NBC once again, this time for a crime dramedy adapted from the Spanish format “Los Misterios de Laura.” Former “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing will play the titular Laura, a tough and cunning homicide detective and […]

18.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
On-line Catalog of Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

On-line Catalog of Southeast Asian Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Ongoing Prof. Robert L. Brown of UCLA’s Department of Art History also serves as the South and Southeast Asia Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  In this latter capacity he has produced an on-line catalog of Southeast Asian Art at LACMA. The catalogue can be found at seasian.catalog.lacma.org/. Prof. Justin McDaniel of […]

17.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Asian News, Online ·
Advancing Justice- LA study on Asian-Americans’ access to higher education

Advancing Justice- LA study on Asian-Americans’ access to higher education

LOS ANGELES – As part of a coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights and higher education organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles has released a brief report entitled Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in California: How Higher Education Diversity Benefits Our Communities. A one-page summary of the report was also released, including […]

17.03.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Beauty tutorials: get some of Scarlett Johansson’s best looks

Beauty tutorials: get some of Scarlett Johansson’s best looks

(Relaxnews) – As her latest movie “Under The Skin” (directed by Jonathan Glazer) begins to hit the silver screen, we take a look at how to steal the 29-year-old actress’s beauty look. Pixiwoo – youtu.be/AZheL9H5Zqk The look starts off with some Embryolisse with a mix of foundations (one natural skin color, one slightly darker) on top. […]

17.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’ top dog at US box office

‘Mr Peabody & Sherman’ top dog at US box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Animated children’s film “Mr Peabody & Sherman” took top spot at the North American box office this weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday. The critically acclaimed Fox movie, based on characters from the 1960s television cartoon “Rocky and Bullwinkle” follows the adventures of a super-intelligent canine who adopts a human infant. The movie, […]

17.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The top spring destinations of 2014: National Geographic Travel

The top spring destinations of 2014: National Geographic Travel

(Relaxnews) – A wine-growing valley in Chile, walking paths in Tasmania and Ireland’s untamed, rugged coastline have been singled out as among some of the top spring destinations of 2014 by National Geographic Travel. Editors at the publication offer an interesting list of top 10 spring vacation ideas that focus on outdoor activities like hiking, […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Motoring ·
Half-Filipino & Half-Indian Puneet Prasad declared Mr. South Asia 2014

Half-Filipino & Half-Indian Puneet Prasad declared Mr. South Asia 2014

California, USA: Filled with glitz and glamour, Reena Rai was crowned Miss South Asia 2014 and Puneet Prasad was announced Mr. South Asia 2014. Over 450 people packed the ballroom to see Spirit Of India’s 22nd annual pageant held on March 8 in Milpitas, California. Beauty queen Rima Fakih, the first Muslim-American to win Miss USA […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Local News, Photos ·
World’s monuments turning green for St. Patrick’s Day

World’s monuments turning green for St. Patrick’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Between March 14 and 17, iconic monuments around the world will be bathed in green light in honor of the traditional Irish holiday. New monuments join the worldwide celebration each year. Among the sites that will turn green for St. Patrick’s Day in 2014 are the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway and […]

15.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Photos ·
Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

Charice: High-voltage baby set to conquer world’s stages this year

OPRAH WINFREY called her “the most talented girl in the world.” Super producer David Foster (Andre Bocelli, Celine Dion and Whitney Houston) called her his favorite singer. Josh Groban said she possesses one of the most beautiful voices he’s heard in a long time. “When that girl opens her mouth, angels fly out,” gushed “Glee” […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
US ship headed to Indian Ocean in search of MH370

US ship headed to Indian Ocean in search of MH370

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 (AFP) – The US Navy on Thursday ordered a ship to the Indian Ocean to search for a missing Malaysian airliner amid reports the plane kept “pinging” a satellite after losing radar contact. The focus of search efforts shifted from the South China Sea after the White House said “new information” […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
KFC Canada creates Big Mac knock-off

KFC Canada creates Big Mac knock-off

(Relaxnews) – Look out Big Mac. After Burger King launched a riff on the iconic double-decker burger last year, KFC Canada has launched its own version with a Big Boss sandwich that makes no bones about the fact that it’s inspired by McDonald’s. “Look familiar?” reads the KFC Canada ad. Indeed, it should, as the […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Food Videos, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Rooney Mara to play Tiger Lily in Peter Pan origin story

Rooney Mara to play Tiger Lily in Peter Pan origin story

(Relaxnews) – The actress will join Garrett Hedlund and Hugh Jackman in the cast of “Pan,” a feature on the early years of the character created by JM Barrie in 1911. Rooney Mara has landed the role of Tiger Lily, the princess in a native tribe in Neverland, Variety reports. Producers chose the 28-year-old actress, […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Soundwall: the art of wireless speakers

Soundwall: the art of wireless speakers

(Relaxnews) – A painting which can blast out your favorite music could be the next big thing in the world of wireless speakers. “Soundwall” is a piece of artwork which streams music from your smartphone, Sonos system or similar devices. The print is simply hung on the wall, plugged into a power outlet and connected […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘Superman vs. Batman’ vs. ‘Captain America 3’ in 2016

‘Superman vs. Batman’ vs. ‘Captain America 3’ in 2016

(Relaxnews) – Marvel and DC are set on a cinematic crash course, with both houses intent on releasing blockbuster comic hero movies on the same day in May 2016. Marvel already had the May 6 date staked out for an unnamed entry in its ongoing filmhouse franchise when Warner Bros. announced its own Superman vs. […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Glass Brain’ shows neurons firing in real time

‘Glass Brain’ shows neurons firing in real time

(Relaxnews) – Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life, and Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California San Francisco, have developed a way for people to see each thought as it flies through the mind.  Entitled “The Glass Brain,” the project was on display at SXSW 2014 and provided attendees the opportunity to see how their […]

14.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offbeat, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Arab countries ban ‘Noah’ citing Islamic concerns

Arab countries ban ‘Noah’ citing Islamic concerns

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Three Arab countries have banned the biblical epic movie “Noah” because it contradicts Islam, while three more are expected to follow suit, a studio spokesman said Wednesday. Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates told Hollywood giant Paramount last week that the film, starring Russell Crowe, will not be released in their […]

13.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, World News ·
Makati City, Philippines declared selfie capital of the world

Makati City, Philippines declared selfie capital of the world

(Relaxnews) – According to TIME Magazine, taking a selfie is more popular in Makati City than in any other major city on the planet. The financial center of the Philippines, located in the Greater Manila area, topped the magazine’s ranking of the “Selfiest Cities in the World,” which is based on the city’s population and […]

Lorde announces collaboration with MAC

Lorde announces collaboration with MAC

(Relaxnews) – The Grammy Award-winning pop singer has collaborated with cosmetics brand MAC to create a new capsule collection, no doubt with plenty of her trademark dark lipstick. Aged just 17, the New Zealand born star has already had a stellar year, taking home both Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for […]

13.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Helena Bonham Carter set for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel

Helena Bonham Carter set for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ sequel

(Relaxnews) – Helena Bonham Carter is expected to reunite with Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska for Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland 2,” also known as “Through the Looking Glass.” Final negotiations are underway, according to Variety, for Bonham Carter to join the cast for the movie’s anticipated May 2016 release. 2010’s Lewis Carroll adaptation cleared $1 […]

13.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Trailer: Binoche stars in ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’

Trailer: Binoche stars in ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’

(Relaxnews) – Photojournalist Rebecca specializes in documenting troubled war zones, but her calling comes at great cost to both herself and her family. While recuperating from an injury sustained by a bomb blast in Kabul, Binoche is given an ultimatum by her husband and young daughter. But the strength of her promise is put to […]

13.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Shakira to promote Dannon’s Activia

Shakira to promote Dannon’s Activia

(Relaxnews) – The Colombian singer has become the latest brand ambassador for the probiotic yogurt brand Activia, Dannon announced March 12. In parallel with her music career and her role as a coach on “The Voice,” Shakira seems to be on a quest for well-being. After being named global brand ambassador for Oral-B and Crest’s […]

Emma Watson intros new ‘Noah’ trailer

Emma Watson intros new ‘Noah’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – The British actress gave her Facebook and Twitter fans a first look at the new trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s forthcoming biblical saga, one of the most anticipated films of 2014. Twenty-three-year-old Emma Watson plays Ila, Noah’s adopted daughter, in the Paramount Pictures feature. The new trailer, uploaded to the studio’s YouTube channel, opens […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Literary supper club pairs food with books

Literary supper club pairs food with books

(Relaxnews) – A dining concept in Amsterdam has twinned the passions of bookworms and food lovers into a literary-themed dinner series. Every two months, The Bookish Banquet hosts a dinner party themed after a classic novel for an event that’s part book club, part multi-course dining experience. It started as a one-off, Alice in Wonderland dinner party […]

PHL Consulate General Signs Alliance with Texas Department of Labor’s OSHA

PHL Consulate General Signs Alliance with Texas Department of Labor’s OSHA

Los Angeles – Consul General Maria Hellen M. Barber-De La Vega signed an “Arrangement Establishing an Alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Texas Area Offices and the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles” on 03 March 2014 in Dallas, Texas. Signing on behalf of the Department of Labor’s Occupational […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
And the most beautiful restaurant in the world is…

And the most beautiful restaurant in the world is…

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most beautiful restaurant is located five meters below the sea in the Maldives and offers panoramic views of the marine underworld. According to a ranking compiled by food blog The Daily Meal, the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at the luxury Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort is the most beautiful dining destination on the planet, […]

12.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Timeline of World Wide Web

Timeline of World Wide Web

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – While some concepts of the Internet date back to the 1950s, the public-facing World Wide Web traces its history back 25 years. Here is a timeline: March 12, 1989: British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee circulates his “informational management proposal” at the European organization CERN, laying the foundation for the World Wide Web. He […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
What would houses designed by the world’s most famous artists look like?

What would houses designed by the world’s most famous artists look like?

(Relaxnews) – What would a house in the style of Picasso look like? A new series of illustrated buildings in the style of 27 famous artists attempts to playfully imagine what would happen if architecture met art. Archist is the brainchild of Italian illustrator Federico Babina, known for his projects exploring the link between the two […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
US sends second ship to help search for Malaysia plane

US sends second ship to help search for Malaysia plane

WASHINGTON,  (AFP) – The US Navy has sent a second ship to the South China Sea to help in the desperate search for a missing Malaysian jet, officials said Monday. The naval destroyer USS Kidd has joined another American destroyer, the USS Pinckney, as Malaysian authorities announced they were doubling the size of the search […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Over 10k Pinoys form women symbol at Luneta for Women´s Month

Over 10k Pinoys form women symbol at Luneta for Women´s Month

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – More than ten thousand Filipinos formed the “Women Symbol” at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta on Saturday, to kick off activities for the Women’s Month. Philippine Commission on Women executive director Emmeline Verzosa said the event is a “show of force” for women in the Philippines. “Para mapakita rin natin na napakarami […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

Malaysia launches terror probe over vanished jet

By M JEGATHESAN KUALA LUMPUR  (AFP) – Malaysia on Sunday launched a terror probe into the disappearance of a passenger jet carrying 239 people, investigating suspect passengers who boarded with stolen passports, as relatives begged for news of their loved ones. The United States sent the FBI to investigate after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim as Incoming Consul General in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, 10 March 2014 – Consul General Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega is pleased and honored to announce the appointment by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Albert F. Del Rosario of the current Philippine Consul General in Chicago, Hon. Leo Herrera-Lim, a career diplomat as the new Philippine Consul General in Los […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
FOX renews ‘The Following’ and three other series

FOX renews ‘The Following’ and three other series

(Relaxnews) – The crime drama headlined by Kevin Bacon will have a third season, which FOX will unveil in early 2015. The network has also given the greenlight for new seasons of “New Girl,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Mindy Project.” In spite of a decline in ratings this season, “The Following” is slated to return […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World Wide Web turns 25 years old

World Wide Web turns 25 years old

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web was just an idea in a technical paper from an obscure, young computer scientist at a European physics lab. That idea from Tim Berners-Lee at the CERN lab in Switzerland, outlining a way to easily access files on linked computers, paved the way for a […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Online, Science & Technology ·
Myo armband’s potential teased in new video

Myo armband’s potential teased in new video

(Relaxnews) – Thalmic Labs, the Canadian company behind the smart armband, has posted a YouTube clip to show how new uses are being developed for the gesture control gadget ahead of its consumer launch later this year. When the Myo armband was first announced to the public more than a year ago, the device, which […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ eyes June release

Sci-fi thriller ‘The Signal’ eyes June release

(Relaxnews) – Is “The Signal” going to be this summer’s surprise hit? Focus Features appears to think so, giving it a June 13 debut in North America. The sci-fi thriller and Sundance Festival favorite spreads with further releases to follow on June 20 and June 27, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A tale of three […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Ritz-Carlton creates signature chocolate and orange cake

Ritz-Carlton creates signature chocolate and orange cake

(Relaxnews) – The Ritz-Carlton hotel has created a signature dessert that will become the edible symbol of the brand around the world. After a call was put out to the company’s network of hotels, 22 pastry chefs came up with different recipes in line with the mandate: to come up with a dessert that represented […]

11.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Videos ·
Steven Spielberg considering ‘West Side Story’ remake

Steven Spielberg considering ‘West Side Story’ remake

(Relaxnews) – Broadway musical “West Side Story” is under consideration as Steven Spielberg looks to update the stage play and 1961 film adaptation. Having debuted in 1957 in New York, “West Side Story” became a movie under the guidance of producer Robert Wise and playwright Jerome Robbins. Telling the tale of a tragic love story […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chefs cook computer-generated recipes out of food truck

Chefs cook computer-generated recipes out of food truck

(Relaxnews) – A food truck powered by the same artificial intelligence that beat humans in rounds of Jeopardy! has been rolling out across the US over the last few weeks, serving up computer-generated recipes like Baltic apple pie and pork tenderloin with vanilla. It’s a concept that stems from IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which famously beat […]

Cunard to pay tribute to The Beatles aboard Queen Mary 2

Cunard to pay tribute to The Beatles aboard Queen Mary 2

(Relaxnews) – The British-American line is commemorating the Liverpool band’s first transatlantic voyage with a special cruise aboard its famous ocean liner, complete with a concert from tribute band The Beatles Experience. The Queen Mary 2 will set sail from New York on October 28 for this special voyage. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Online ·
Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

Travel industry taps into social networks via bloggers

(BERLIN-AFP) – Tourism companies are turning to travel bloggers as a route into the vast global market of social network users, industry insiders say. At Berlin’s ITB tourism fair this week, bloggers and tourism professionals were brought together at a “speed dating” event to swap tips and further their cooperation in a highly competitive sector. […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Google commits to Android wearable tech devices

Google commits to Android wearable tech devices

(Relaxnews) – Sundar Pichai, head of Android, has announced that software development kits for creating operating systems for everything from smartwatches to headsets are coming this month. Pichai made the announcement at SXSW Interactive and said that the software development kits (SDKs) will not only make it easier for companies and individuals to use Android […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Jude Law close to joining spy comedy ‘Susan Cooper’

Jude Law close to joining spy comedy ‘Susan Cooper’

(Relaxnews) – British actor Jude Law is to join compatriot Jason Statham in spy caper “Susan Cooper,” alongside leading lady Melissa McCarthy and Australian actress Rose Byrne. The Oscar nominee is close to concluding negotiations with 20th Century Fox, reports TheWrap. The movie was written by producer and director Paul Feig, who is known for […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Renée Zellwegger up for ‘The Whole Truth’ role

Renée Zellwegger up for ‘The Whole Truth’ role

(Relaxnews) – Renée Zellwegger is moving towards “The Whole Truth” with Daniel Craig for what’s thought to be a “courtroom thriller.” Much of the project still remains under wraps, but The Hollywood Reporter has Craig in the role of a district attorney, with Courtney Hunt directing from a Nicholas Kazan script. Hunt is best-known for […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Uma Thurman to track down Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

Uma Thurman to track down Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg

(Relaxnews) – The actress is in line to join the cast of “American Ultra,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Currently in theaters in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” Uma Thurman is in talks to join this action comedy authored by Max Landis, the screenwriter behind “Chronicle” (2012) and son to veteran director John Landis. The 43-year-old […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Elizabeth Hurley to play Queen of England in E! series

Elizabeth Hurley to play Queen of England in E! series

(Relaxnews) – The British actress has joined the cast of “The Royals,” the first original scripted series from celebrity and entertainment network E!. A new cable network is entering the fray, posing yet another challenge to major networks. For its first original scripted series, E! is developing “The Royals,” the latest idea from “One Tree […]

10.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Beauty tutorials inspired by the Parisian runways

Beauty tutorials inspired by the Parisian runways

(Relaxnews) – Here’s how to steal three runway styles straight from Paris fashion week. Sixties eyes http://youtu.be/WQzMuzB_K08 At Saint Laurent the 60s shift dresses were paired with black winged eyeliner and heavy mascara. This short Maybelline video shows you how to get the “modern mod” look. Start with taupe shadow on the lid, then line […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Photos, Videos ·
Trailer: Jamie Foxx takes ‘Annie’ under his wing

Trailer: Jamie Foxx takes ‘Annie’ under his wing

(Relaxnews) – A first trailer has been released for the classic musical’s modern movie adaptation. A 2m30s video offers a look at the little orphan Annie, as played by Quvenzhané Wallis (“12 Years a Slave”), protected by millionaire and mayoral candidate Benjamin Stacks, in the skin of Jamie Foxx. Cameron Diaz becomes orphanage tyrant Miss […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Justin Timberlake-produced ‘Idolmaker’ reboot finds its director

Justin Timberlake-produced ‘Idolmaker’ reboot finds its director

(Relaxnews) – American filmmaker Craig Brewer is reportedly in talks to helm a remake of the 1980 musical feature “The Idolmaker” with Justin Timberlake producing, Variety reports. After helming the “Footloose” reboot in 2011, Craig Brewer is on his way to reviving Taylor Hackford’s “The Idolmaker,” set in the music industry during the 1950s. The […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Music ·
Pizza Hut develops interactive tabletop menu technology

Pizza Hut develops interactive tabletop menu technology

(Relaxnews) – Here’s another sign that traditional restaurant menus may be inching towards extinction: Pizza Hut has created an interactive touchscreen tabletop that would allow diners to build their pizza they way they like, using swiping and tapping gestures. Developed with Chaotic Moon Studios, the digital menu ordering service acts much like a tablet allowing […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Obama slams Republicans in fiery election speech

Obama slams Republicans in fiery election speech

By Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama fired off a sarcastic, no holds barred attack on Republicans Friday that made clear his focus is now more on mid-term elections than deal-making with his foes in Congress. Though it was the last day of February, Obama’s speech to partisan Democrats was more in tune […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Congen Dela Vega joins Glendale Mayor in ribbon-cutting ceremony of ABS-CBN Flagship Office

Congen Dela Vega joins Glendale Mayor in ribbon-cutting ceremony of ABS-CBN Flagship Office

Los Angeles – Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega attended the official Opening ceremony of the ABS-CBN International office at Glendale, CA on 21 February 2014. Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver and Consul General De La Vega were invited to the officially launch of ABS-CBN’s new office in Glendale, CA.  The ABS-CBN International Glendale office markets its […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

Anti-gay bill vetoed after sporting pressure

PHOENIX (AFP) – A controversial anti-gay bill was vetoed Wednesday by Arizona governor Jan Brewer only hours after pressure from American sports leagues that pump millions of dollars into the US state’s economy. The National Football League, which will stage Super Bowl 49 next February in Arizona, as well as Major League Baseball and Arizona’s […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Disney deals with Dish to offer tv over the internet

Disney deals with Dish to offer tv over the internet

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US media giant Disney has made a deal with satellite operator Dish Network to allow its channels to be watched over the Internet — streamed to smartphones, tablets, computers, or a traditional TV. As with any contract between a media group and a cable or satellite company, the deal announced Monday sets […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online ·
KickstARTer: our pick of crowd-funded art projects for March 2014

KickstARTer: our pick of crowd-funded art projects for March 2014

(Relaxnews) – South American conceptions of beauty, a city made out of sugar cubes, a hand-painted Van Gogh animated film and Kickstarter’s biggest art project, the Mini Museum, feature among our project picks for March. Fine Wooden Bowls Limited Edition #6 Ends: March 9 A specialist in the creation of large wooden bowls — no easy […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Rumor: ‘Terminator Genesis’ crosses paths with first two films

Rumor: ‘Terminator Genesis’ crosses paths with first two films

(Relaxnews) – Possible plot spoilers for 2015’s “Terminator: Genesis” have surfaced, implying that the fifth film will weave itself into the story arcs of both “Terminator” (1984) and “Terminator 2” (1991). The film will be comparable to “Star Trek” and “Back to the Future Part II” in the way that it references previous entries to […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cape Town’s concrete grain silos to be transformed into contemporary art museum

Cape Town’s concrete grain silos to be transformed into contemporary art museum

(Relaxnews) – South Africa is set to get a brand new contemporary art and design center in the form of a reimagined grain silo complex. The 1921 V&A Waterfront building in Cape Town consists of 42 concrete tubes 33 meters high, which facilitated the collection and storage of the country’s grain until the turn of […]

05.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Fil-Am composer wins Oscar for ‘Frozen’ song, becomes 12th member of elite EGOT circle

Fil-Am composer wins Oscar for ‘Frozen’ song, becomes 12th member of elite EGOT circle

MANILA, Mar 3 (Mabuhay) – Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez made many Filipinos proud Monday when “Let It Go,” the song he penned for the popular Disney movie “Frozen,” won Best Original Song in the 86th Academy Awards. With the recognition, Robert, who won along with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, joins the so-called EGOT club – an […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
K-pop group 2NE1 releases two music videos

K-pop group 2NE1 releases two music videos

(Relaxnews) – Korean girl group 2NE1 has shared videos for two songs off just-released album “Crush.” Videos for “Happy” and “Come Back Home” are both available to stream on YouTube, having already racked up well over a million views. “Come Back Home”: youtube.com/watch?v=vLbfv-AAyvQ “Happy”: youtube.com/watch?v=didptMJxjpE The group’s new album, “Crush,” is available on iTunes, with a physical release […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Fashion Week Paris: highlights from day 7

Fashion Week Paris: highlights from day 7

(Relaxnews) – Emanuel Ungaro, Elie Saab and Saint Laurent were among the couturiers who unveiled their Fall-Winter 2014-2015 ready-to-wear collections on the evening of Monday, March 3 during fashion week in Paris. Emanuel Ungaro Fausto Puglisi, the brand’s creative director, presented an ultra-sexy and seductive collection, with form-fitting looks and plenty of sheer and slit […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Photos ·
Oscars host DeGeneres helps TV ratings to 10-year high

Oscars host DeGeneres helps TV ratings to 10-year high

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Oscars telecast ratings hit a 10-year high, preliminary data showed Monday, as Ellen DeGeneres won plaudits for her slick hosting of Hollywood’s biggest night — and broke a Twitter record. The 86th Academy Awards were seen by 43 million Americans Sunday, drawing the biggest audience of any entertainment program since the […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Gardens of popes’ sumptuous summer palace open to public

Gardens of popes’ sumptuous summer palace open to public

(VATICAN CITY-AFP) – The sumptuous gardens of Castel Gandolfo, a summer getaway for centuries of popes, have opened to the public at the behest of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums announced Monday. “It took a man like Francis” to open the grounds to all, museum director Antonio Paolucci said in a statement, describing the gardens […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Installations and live performances announced for Design Days Dubai

Installations and live performances announced for Design Days Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Art installations and live performances will add an extra dimension to Design Days Dubai when the fair kicks off in the UAE this March. A tech-art robotic arm installation drawing designs on the entrance wall will greet visitors entering the exhibition by sketching pictures of them. Designed by Guillaume Crédoz and Nareg Karaoghlanian, “TheObsessiveDrafter” is […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Aquino back from two-day state visit to Malaysia, cites gains

Aquino back from two-day state visit to Malaysia, cites gains

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has returned from Malaysia early Saturday morning following his successful two-day state visit to Kuala Lumpur. President Aquino, along with his official delegation, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal II at around 2:47 a.m., Saturday, onboard a chartered Philippine Airlines PR 001. The President […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama says Russia on ‘wrong side of history’ on Ukraine

Obama says Russia on ‘wrong side of history’ on Ukraine

By Dmitry ZAKS and Michael Mainville in Simferopol, Ukraine KIEV, March 3, 2014 (AFP) – Ukraine accused Russia on Monday of pouring more troops into Crimea and giving its forces an ultimatum to surrender as US President Barack Obama accused Moscow of being on the “wrong side of history” in Europe’s worst standoff since the […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Consulate commemorates 28th EDSA People Power Revolution

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General commemorated the 28th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution with the theme “Kapit Bisig Tungo Sa Pagbangon” with a Mass and feature presentation on the Peace Project held at the Community Hall of the Consulate General on 25 February 2014. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say. More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks to satellite technology, industry leaders said at the recent […]

Rumor: New ‘Matrix’ trilogy starting 2017

Rumor: New ‘Matrix’ trilogy starting 2017

(Relaxnews) – The Wachowskis are working on plans for a new trilogy in the “Matrix” series, according to an insider rumor. The Latino Review carries the rumor, reminding readers that new entries to the “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and “Independence Day” franchises had all been vociferously denied by studio reps after stories broke on fan sites. One […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Coldplay unveils single, reveals album release date

Coldplay unveils single, reveals album release date

(Relaxnews) – British band Coldplay has just revealed new track “Magic,” the first single from upcoming album “Ghost Stories.” The album is to arrive May 19, the band has announced, and those who pre-order will get an instant download of “Magic.” Last week the band revealed the track “Midnight” and an accompanying video. “Ghost Stories” will […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Worldwide box office: Liam Neeson ends Lego’s streak

Worldwide box office: Liam Neeson ends Lego’s streak

(Relaxnews) – “Non-Stop” became the world’s highest grossing film for the weekend ending Sunday, March 2, earning $50 million. Headlined by Liam Neeson, the thriller has taken the lead from “The Lego Movie,” which has slipped into second place with $42 million. During its opening weekend in 22 territories, “Non-Stop” claimed the top spot in […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres impresses as Oscar host

Funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres impresses as Oscar host

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Ellen DeGeneres lit up the Oscars on her return as host on Sunday, ordering pizza, taking a star-studded selfie and poking fun at her audience in a well-received performance on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year. The 56-year-old comic followed confidently in the footsteps of celebrated Oscars hosts such as Billy […]

03.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Oscars 2014: looks from the red carpet

Oscars 2014: looks from the red carpet

(Relaxnews) – On Sunday, the stars turned out in an array of looks that ranged from edgy to classic and pretty for the 2014 Oscars ceremony, the 86th Academy Awards honoring Hollywood cinema. Jennifer Lawrence Dress by Christian Dior Couture   Charlize Theron Dress by Christian Dior Couture Cate Blanchett Dress by Armani Privé   […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Photos ·
Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer

Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer

(TOKYO-AFP) – A tiny personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue is being tested in Japan. The 17-gram (0.59-ounce) wireless device has bluetooth capability and is equipped with a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, battery, barometer, speaker and microphone. Wearable […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Matthew McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Matthew McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Matthew McConaughey won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for his role in true-life AIDS activist drama “Dallas Buyers Club.” McConaughey beat fellow nominees Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”).

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for ‘Blue Jasmine’

Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for ‘Blue Jasmine’

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Cate Blanchett won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her turn in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” as the final prizes at the 86th Academy Awards show were handed out. Blanchett, who was the clear frontrunner for the award, beat fellow nominees Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), Sandra Bullock (“Gravity”), Judi Dench […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Gravity,”Dallas Buyers Club’ win multiple Oscars

‘Gravity,”Dallas Buyers Club’ win multiple Oscars

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Space adventure “Gravity” and AIDS drama “Dallas Buyers Club” won early Oscars on Sunday, but suspense remained as the show moved towards its climax and the best picture award. At the halfway point, “Gravity” had won five awards, all in technical categories, “Dallas Buyers Club” took two and “12 Years a […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Frozen’ wins best animated feature Oscar

‘Frozen’ wins best animated feature Oscar

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Disney’s musical blockbuster “Frozen” won the best animated feature Oscar on Sunday, the first time the studio has won the category since it was created for the 2002 Academy Awards. The folk tale adaptation beat “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Ernest & Celestine” and “The Wind Rises” for the prize at […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
’12 Years a Slave’ wins big at pre-Oscar Spirit Awards

’12 Years a Slave’ wins big at pre-Oscar Spirit Awards

(SANTA MONICA, United States-AFP) – “12 Years a Slave” won big at the Independent Spirit Awards Saturday, taking home five trophies including best feature and building up momentum on the eve of the Oscars. The searing historical drama also earned prizes for British director Steve McQueen, supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o, best cinematography and best screenplay. […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
86th Academy Awards show opens after hotly contested race

86th Academy Awards show opens after hotly contested race

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – The 86th Academy Awards show kicked off Sunday, as Hollywood’s finest gathered after one of the fiercest Oscars races in years, with no clear frontrunner for the coveted best picture prize. Harrowing historical drama “12 Years a Slave,” 3D space thriller “Gravity” and 1970s crime caper “American Hustle” are hotly tipped […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Stars shine on Oscars red carpet as sun comes out

Stars shine on Oscars red carpet as sun comes out

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Hollywood’s A-list stars exuded subtle elegance and old-school glamour on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, as the sun came out just in time for Tinseltown’s biggest night of the year. Lupita Nyong’o, a favorite to win the Oscar for best supporting actress for her searing turn in “12 Years a Slave,” […]

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Nominees in main Oscars categories

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Here are the nominees in the main categories at the 86th Academy Awards, to be handed out Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood: Best picture: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,” “12 Years A Slave,” “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Best director: David O. Russell […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Hollywood set for Oscars drama as storms ease

Hollywood set for Oscars drama as storms ease

(HOLLYWOOD, United States-AFP) – Hollywood counted down the hours Sunday as stars gathered for the most fiercely contested Oscars show in decades, with three movies leading the field for Tinseltown’s most highly coveted prizes. Organizers were praying for the rain to hold off, after a huge storm hit just before the Academy Awards weekend, drenching […]

02.03.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
PHL singing sensation Charice to hold world tour

PHL singing sensation Charice to hold world tour

Former Oprah Winfrey child prodigy will bring her 2014 World Tour to Los Angeles’ Wilshire Ebell Theater in March 15 Los Angeles – Renowned Filipina singer Charice Pempengco (more popularly known as Charice), who has been mesmerizing audiences around the world with her powerful voice, is holding a World Tour that will arrive in Los Angeles, California in March. The series of […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music, Online ·
Disney Cruise Line sweeps cruising awards

Disney Cruise Line sweeps cruising awards

(Relaxnews) – Disney Cruise Line is emerging as a leader and customer favorite in the industry, after the brand took the top spot across 13 categories in a critics’ choice awards. According to the users of the world’s largest cruise review site Cruise Critic, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, the brand’s newest ship Disney Fantasy is the […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden ·
McCartney honoured at NME awards, 50 years after topping bill

McCartney honoured at NME awards, 50 years after topping bill

(LONDON-AFP) – Beatles legend Paul McCartney received a standing ovation at the NME awards ceremony in London on Wednesday, where he accepted the influential British magazine’s special prize honouring his 50-year-career. On receiving the magazine’s “songwriters’ songwriter” award at the annual show, the 71-year-old admitted to guests at the O2 Academy Brixton that he could […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Could DiCaprio finally win coveted Oscar?

Could DiCaprio finally win coveted Oscar?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Could this finally be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year? Twenty years after his first Oscar nomination, the 39-year-old actor is hoping that he may at last win one of Hollywood’s most prized statuettes come Sunday night. Matthew McConaughey has long been the frontrunner for the best actor Oscar for his turn in “Dallas Buyers […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kate Beckinsale to join ex-Pythons in sci-fi comedy

Kate Beckinsale to join ex-Pythons in sci-fi comedy

(Relaxnews) – British actress Kate Beckinsale will make Simon Pegg fall for her in science-fiction comedy “Absolutely Anything.” She’ll cast her spell on Neil, an eccentric schoolteacher (Simon Pegg) who finds himself with superpowers thanks to aliens watching him from space. Monty Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Michelle Obama calls for nutrition label changes

Michelle Obama calls for nutrition label changes

(AFP) – In a country where obesity is rampant, the US government on Thursday aimed to make healthy choices easier for consumers by proposing a series of changes to nutrition labels. If approved, the fine print would display calorie count more prominently, include more realistic descriptions of what amounts to a serving, and add a […]

28.02.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, U.S. News ·
Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch. Four years after their launch, tablets remain overwhelmingly stuck at home and connected by wifi, frustrating mobile operators who are deprived of a potential […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Diet Coke launches frozen product with 7-Eleven

Diet Coke launches frozen product with 7-Eleven

(Relaxnews) – Diet Coke, billed as the second most popular beverage in the US, has launched its first frozen product in the brand’s 31-year-history, with a cherry flavor-spiked frosted drink. The beverage behemoth announced a partnership with 7-Eleven that will see Diet Coke Frost Cherry slushies at the convenience stores’ Slurpee pumps, alongside the popular […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online ·
Crowdfunding platform set up to design world’s first ‘cotel’

Crowdfunding platform set up to design world’s first ‘cotel’

(Relaxnews) – The Prodigy Design Lab, being billed as the first crowdsourcing platform dedicated to architecture, interiors, and urban planning, launched in New York this week with a competition to design the world’s first ‘cotel’. Coined by The Prodigy Network, the term refers to a ‘collaborative hotel’, where the modern business traveler can network and share […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Amanda Seyfried next ‘Ted’ leading lady

Amanda Seyfried next ‘Ted’ leading lady

(Relaxnews) – “Les Miserables” and “Mean Girls” star Amanda Seyfried is to feature opposite Mark Wahlberg in Seth MacFarlane’s naughty bear sequel “Ted 2.” Wahlberg returns as John, with MacFarlane to reprise his role as living plushie Ted, though Mila Kunis is not expected to feature prominently, “if at all,” according to Deadline. Kunis had […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Prominent Fil-Am Businesswoman/Philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewisa appointed to MPI Board of Trustees

Prominent Fil-Am Businesswoman/Philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewisa appointed to MPI Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), announced today that Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chair and CEO of the investment firm TLC Beatrice, LLC, veteran non-profit leader and journalist Louis Freedberg and former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner James W. Ziglar have joined the Board of Trustees of MPI, […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
ABS-CBN opens new Glendale office

ABS-CBN opens new Glendale office

To better serve the large Filipino community here in the Southland, ABS-CBS launched its new office opening at a press reception/conference in their new 2,000 sq. ft. offices at 225 West Broadway, Suite 135 in Glendale. They will have a personnel of eight people who will help in the marketing, administrative and processing of TFC subscriptions, remittance and cargo. The Glendale office […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Local News, Services ·
Obama throws support behind Dalai Lama, Tibet rights

Obama throws support behind Dalai Lama, Tibet rights

By Shaun Tandon and Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON  (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Friday offered his “strong support” for the protection of Tibetans’ human rights in China as he defied protests from Beijing to meet the Dalai Lama. With China warning that the meeting would derail ties between the world’s two largest economies, Obama […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace: Govt a step closer to acquiring Korean jet fighters

Palace: Govt a step closer to acquiring Korean jet fighters

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is one step closer to beefing up its air defense capability following Malacañang’s approval of the payment mode for them, a Palace official said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace’s approval usually means President Benigno Aquino III’s questions about the transaction had been addressed. “Usually po ‘pag […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chairman Royce Visits Typhoon-ravaged Tacloban Area

Chairman Royce Visits Typhoon-ravaged Tacloban Area

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited and assured continued U.S. humanitarian support for the people of Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on Nov. 8.  This is Chairman Royce’s second visit to the Philippines in the past year.  He is leading […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Taco Bell enters breakfast turf with waffle taco

Taco Bell enters breakfast turf with waffle taco

(Relaxnews) – Fast food joints Taco Bell and McDonald’s are hoping to snag more customers for the most important meal of the day — and the fastest growing industry segment — by offering up new breakfast items like a waffle taco and expanding their hours. Earlier this week, Taco Bell released details of its newest […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Sneak peek: ále by Alessandra

Sneak peek: ále by Alessandra

(Relaxnews) – The Brazilian supermodel has shown off her new fashion line, which will be appearing in stores next month. The ále by Alessandra brand announced the collection launch date last night on its Facebook page with some sneak peeks of the floaty beach-to-bar inspired line. The collection will appear online at Planet Blue and in the company’s stores […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Beyoncé wears custom Versace on tour

Beyoncé wears custom Versace on tour

(Relaxnews) – The superstar singer has cool new looks from Italian brand Versace for her ‘Mrs. Carter World Tour’. Currently in the United Kingdom on the European leg of ‘The Mrs. Carter World Tour’, Beyoncé is opening and closing the show in custom-made Atelier Versace. In Glasgow she started proceedings in a white and silver halter-top mini-dress which […]

Green Day preparing 18-track Record Store Day release

Green Day preparing 18-track Record Store Day release

(Relaxnews) – Green Day is to honor Record Store Day on April 19 with the release of 18 demo tracks in multiple formats. The band announced the news via Facebook: “We are releasing 18 demos, including an unreleased track, from the Uno, Dos and Tres sessions, exclusively for @recordstoreday. It will come out on colored #vinyl, […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Is this the world’s fastest road car?

Is this the world’s fastest road car?

(Relaxnews) – A Hennessey Venom GT has managed to hit a barely believable 270.49mph (436km/h) at the Kennedy Space Center. The world record is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron, which set its  — until now unbeaten — top speed of 269.86mph (435km/h) back in 2010. However, since Hennessey first started building the Venom GT, […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Disney launches cloud film service for mobile devices

Disney launches cloud film service for mobile devices

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday the launch of a service allowing users of iPads and iPhones to access hundreds of movies via the Internet cloud. “Disney Movies Anywhere” is being offering as an app for Apple devices which “enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Giada De Laurentiis restaurant in Las Vegas to open in May

Giada De Laurentiis restaurant in Las Vegas to open in May

(Relaxnews) – More details have emerged on one of the most buzzed-about hotels to open on the Las Vegas strip, which will be headlined by celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis. After months of anticipation, boutique hotel The Cromwell is now taking reservations for stays beginning on May 21. Parisian-inspired, ornate black railings snake through the hotel while […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Disney seeks to crown revival with ‘Frozen’ Oscar gold

Disney seeks to crown revival with ‘Frozen’ Oscar gold

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A critical and commercial success, “Frozen” marks a second renaissance for Walt Disney’s legendary film studio — and is widely tipped to win its first ever Oscar for best animated feature next weekend. The movie, which has made nearly $1 billion, is the culmination of a revival driven by fierce competition and […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Heroes’ to rise from its ashes in 2015

‘Heroes’ to rise from its ashes in 2015

(Relaxnews) – NBC plans to revive its superhero drama through a miniseries titled “Heroes Reborn” and scheduled to air next year. Rumored since last spring, the return of “Heroes” is now official. NBC confirmed the news through a 20-second teaser that reveals only a few meager plot details. Tim Kring will return to direct the […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Bradley Cooper to play mob informant in ‘American Blood’

Bradley Cooper to play mob informant in ‘American Blood’

(Relaxnews) – Shipped off to New Mexico as part of a witness protection program but with his safety put into jeopardy as a new case starts to unravel, potential franchise star and NYPD officer Marshall Grade is to be played by Bradley Cooper. The film is based on the fourth novel by New Zealand author […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The secret lives of architects: new exhibition announced for Milan design fair

The secret lives of architects: new exhibition announced for Milan design fair

(Relaxnews) – Where do the top architects live? It’s an intriguing question, and one which visitors to this year’s Milan Design Fair Salone del Mobile will also be able to explore, thanks to a new exhibition opening this April. ‘Where Architects Live’, which will run alongside the main design fair, will focus on the personal domestic spaces […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Eli Roth returns with horror movie ‘Knock Knock’

Eli Roth returns with horror movie ‘Knock Knock’

(Relaxnews) – The director of “Cabin Fever” and “Hostel” is back with “Knock Knock,” in which a married man becomes the plaything of two evil youths. Written with Nicolas Lopez and Guillermo Amoedo, who worked with Roth on the script for 2012’s “Aftershock,” the movie is expected to begin shooting in April. With a relatively […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Edible Masterpiece competition proves design is a piece of cake

Edible Masterpiece competition proves design is a piece of cake

(Relaxnews) – Would you eat a Damien Hirst masterpiece? The UK creative charity Art Fund is challenging the public to recreate art and design classics through the medium of food, in a new initiative called Edible Masterpieces launched this week. The challenge is to create a theoretically edible work of art inspired by a cultural icon, famous painting or […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

(BARCELONA-AFP) – Samsung unveiled Monday its new flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone armed with a fingerprint scanner and a built-in heart rate sensor to defend its place as the world’s industry leader. Taking the limelight on the opening day of the world’s biggest mobile fair in Barcelona, Spain, the South Korean giant simultaneously revealed a connected […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
FVR urges Filipinos: Relive People Power through unity and instilling social responsibility

FVR urges Filipinos: Relive People Power through unity and instilling social responsibility

MANILA, Feb 24 (Mabuhay) – Former President Fidel V. Ramos urged Filipinos on Monday to relive the spirit of People Power by making sacrifices for the interest of the country and upholding a sense of civic responsibility in the community. “We Filipinos should build a community of caring, sharing and daring for others,” Ramos said […]

24.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace hopes for more tourists after new survey tags PHL among top 10 places to visit

Palace hopes for more tourists after new survey tags PHL among top 10 places to visit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday welcomed a new online survey tagging the Philippines as among the top 10 places in the world to visit. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace hopes this would attract even more tourists to visit the Philippines. “Good news yan talaga (That’s really good news). We hope our […]

24.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·