Pope tells clergy: ‘Never try to cover up child abuse’

Pope tells clergy: ‘Never try to cover up child abuse’

By Angus Mackinnon Vatican City, Holy See | AFP |  – Pope Francis on Thursday warned Catholic clergy they must never try to cover up sexual abuse, as a new Church child protection panel prepares to meet for the first time. In a strongly-worded letter to the heads of national bishops’ conferences and religious orders, […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

Renewing permanent resident card can be challenging

By Atty. Henry Moyal Q. I became a permanent resident in March 2010 with my wife and daughter. We entered Canada for over a few months and returned to the Philippines in May 2010 to look after our business. We have been back to Canada several times over the years but we have not accumulated the required 730 days to renew our […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
2015 Oscars: Meet the Best Actor nominees

2015 Oscars: Meet the Best Actor nominees

(Relaxnews) – Take a look at the five nominees for this year’s Best Actor Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards, set for February 22: Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne. Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher” Steve Carell has been a hot tip for Best Actor ever since “Foxcatcher” premiered at Cannes in […]

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
2015 Oscars: Meet the Best Actress nominees

2015 Oscars: Meet the Best Actress nominees

(Relaxnews) – Take a look at the five nominees for this year’s Best Actress Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards, set for February 22: Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon. Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”) Cotillard arrives at the Oscars already well known for her work in both French and […]

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Introducing M.A.C’s Cinderella makeup range

Introducing M.A.C’s Cinderella makeup range

(Relaxnews) – Ahead of the release of the live-action “Cinderella” film on March 13, MAC, the cosmetics giant for all ages, all races and all sexes brings us breathtakingly beautiful peachy lips, shimmering eyes and glittery skin — fit for a Disney princess. Not any old Disney princess, Disney’s favorite fairytale heroine! The 17-piece range […]

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Sam Smith vies with Beyonce, Pharrell for Grammy glory

Sam Smith vies with Beyonce, Pharrell for Grammy glory

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

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Pre-sale for tickets to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada open

Pre-sale for tickets to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada open

(Relaxnews) – The online ticket office has opened for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 for Visa cardholders. Before the general public release February 26, Visa cardholders are being offered the chance to cut in line with exclusive access to pre-sale tickets to the games. The FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada runs June 6 […]

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Nominees in main Grammy categories

Nominees in main Grammy categories

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

08.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·

Get Free Tickets to see Gary V at Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Gary V live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day. Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will give away a pair of tickets to see Gary V at the Pechanga Theater on March 8 at 7 p.m. The raffle contest will […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown ·
Milo Ventimiglia to play a serial killer on ‘Gotham’

Milo Ventimiglia to play a serial killer on ‘Gotham’

(Relaxnews) – The “Heroes” alum has landed a recurring role on Fox’s Batman prequel series. Milo Ventimiglia will play a new antagonist to be introduced in the 19th episode of “Gotham,” which is slated to air this March. Ventimiglia will play Jason Lennon, a serial killer who will be a thorn in the side of […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mazda CX-3 set for European premiere in Geneva

Mazda CX-3 set for European premiere in Geneva

(Relaxnews) – The Japanese manufacturer will present its first compact crossover to Europe at the Geneva Motor Show this March. The CX-3 will share the spotlight with the latest-generation Mazda 2 and MX-5. Premiered in Los Angeles last fall, the Mazda CX-3 is a compact SUV that aims to be equally at home on city […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Chanel reveals complete Bleu campaign film directed by James Gray

Chanel reveals complete Bleu campaign film directed by James Gray

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, as promised, the French brand revealed the new advertising film for its men’s fragrance in its entirety. Directed by James Gray, the campaign video stars actor and model Gaspard Ulliel. Five years after working with Martin Scorsese on the first Chanel Bleu campaign film, the French brand enlisted American filmmaker James […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Going organic really does reduce pesticide exposure: study

Going organic really does reduce pesticide exposure: study

(Relaxnews) – A recent study at Boise State University in Idaho says that when it comes to pesticide exposure, organic foods live up to the health hype that’s been surrounding them for decades. In their study, which was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the research team worked with dietary data from 4,500 people from six […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
MoMA PS1 unveils the winner of its Young Architects Program 2015

MoMA PS1 unveils the winner of its Young Architects Program 2015

(Relaxnews) – MoMA PS1 has named Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation as the winner of its annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. The winning project, “Cosmo”, is a movable artifact made from customized irrigation components, which purifies water and exposes the hidden urbanism of pipes we live by. The assemblage of ecosystems is engineered to filter and […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Tech agenda: Digital Entertainment World 


Tech agenda: Digital Entertainment World 


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

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Mulberry celebrates Chinese New Year with limited edition handbag

Mulberry celebrates Chinese New Year with limited edition handbag

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the Chinese New Year on February 19, the British brand has come out with a limited edition of its famous Cara Delevingne handbag, created in a tie-up with the supermodel. Handmade by the artisans in Mulberry’s workshops, this quilted handbag is made of Nappa lambskin dyed bright red in honor […]

06.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
2015 Oscars: Matthew McConaughey and other 2014 winners to present

2015 Oscars: Matthew McConaughey and other 2014 winners to present

(Relaxnews) – On February 22, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o will return to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to present awards to their successors. In 2014, Blanchett took home a statuette for her performance in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.” Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, meanwhile, claimed the awards […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama dismissive as US House votes to repeal ‘Obamacare’

Obama dismissive as US House votes to repeal ‘Obamacare’

Washington, United States | AFP |  – US House Republicans took the increasingly routine step Tuesday of voting to repeal “Obamacare,” a seemingly doomed effort that President Barack Obama ridiculed as making “absolutely no sense.” Obama’s rivals in the House of Representatives have held several dozen votes in recent years to strike down, defund or […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

‘Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” Debuts at AARP.org WASHINGTON, D.C.,   – Technology entrepreneur and writer Guy Kawasaki is teaming up with AARP for a new web series about how people who are 50-plus can embrace technology. Debuting at www.aarp.org/guykawasakivideos, “Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” takes a look at how technology can […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Science & Technology ·
PNP wants peace process to push through but calls on MILF to be ‘sincere’

PNP wants peace process to push through but calls on MILF to be ‘sincere’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina on Wednesday said the peace process between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) must continue despite the bloody January 25 incident over at Mamasapano, Maguindanao. “We are your Philippine National Police, we are for peace, because first and foremost, […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
E-cigarettes, a community health threat: State officials

E-cigarettes, a community health threat: State officials

SACRAMENTO – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). “E-cigarettes contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals, and the nicotine in them is as addictive […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·
Janice admits ‘better relationship’ with John

Janice admits ‘better relationship’ with John

Actress Janice de Belen admitted that she now has a “better relationship” with her former husband, actor John Estrada. In a recent interview with reporters, De Belen said what is important now is that she is now on speaking terms with Estrada, who is the father of her four children. “Okay naman kami… Ngayon it’s […]

05.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama budget: Higher US spending, tax hike for rich

Obama budget: Higher US spending, tax hike for rich

Washington, United States | AFP |   – President Barack Obama’s 2016 budget unveiled Monday sets priorities for the middle class and proposes major infrastructure improvements, to be paid for largely through increased contributions by the wealthy and corporate America. Republicans, who now control both chambers of Congress, are likely to balk at the wish […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
GAPASCA to award 12 scholarships in Gapan

GAPASCA to award 12 scholarships in Gapan

CERRITOS – Officers of the Gapan City Association of Southern California (GAPASCA), under the leadership of Nimfa Garces Castro, chairman of the board of directors, will travel to their hometown of Gapan City, Nueva Ecija in March to award scholarships to 12 high school graduates of Class 2015. The awarding of the scholarship will be […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Disney China opening delayed to 2016

Disney China opening delayed to 2016

(New York-AFP) – US entertainment giant Disney’s first theme park in mainland China will not open until early 2016, the company said Tuesday. Chief executive Robert Iger said the delay will push the debut of the Shanghai version of the Magic Kingdom from later this year to spring 2016. No reason was given for the […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
Viktor&Rolf to cease ready-to-wear

Viktor&Rolf to cease ready-to-wear

(Relaxnews) – After Jean Paul Gaultier, the Dutch design duo are going back to their Haute Couture roots. All eyes will be on the brand next month as it bows out of the ready-to-wear calendar at Paris Fashion Week where designers will unveil their ready-to-wear collections for Autumn/Winter 2015. As the Winter 2015 season marks […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay (‘Selma’) developing a TV series

Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay (‘Selma’) developing a TV series

(Relaxnews) – After “Selma,” the TV personality and the director will collaborate once again, this time on a series inspired by Natalie Baszile’s 2014 novel “Queen Sugar.” Winfrey will have a recurring role in the series, which is developed for her network OWN. The story centers on Charley, a woman who leaves behind an upscale […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

Nike unveils Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe

(Relaxnews) – Nike has presented the Kobe X, its 10th basketball shoe inspired by NBA star Kobe Bryant. The tie-up between the American basketball star and the sports outfitter began in 2008 with the launch of the first Kobe Bryant signature shoe, the Hyperdunk. For the new model, Nike chose an understated design with a […]

Chanel brings a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to new watch line

Chanel brings a touch of rock ‘n’ roll to new watch line

(Relaxnews) – The French brand has presented its new Première Rock watch collection, which combines the sophistication inherent to the Chanel name with a younger, more modern and more rebellious side. Upon first glance, the watches in this new collection resemble Chanel’s classic Première model. But a closer look reveals a number of design details […]

04.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
‘New York Pinoy Eats’

‘New York Pinoy Eats’

New York – There’s a saying that goes, ‘You can take the Filipinos out the Philippines; but never the Philippines out of the Filipinos.’ And I guess that’s why even in the freezing cold, 8,593 miles from the Philippines, Pinoys in the Big Apple still love their dinuguan, sisig, kare-kare, adobo, and pan de sal. […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home Food, Offbeat ·

Traveling and choosing a life partner (Part 1)

You should never marry until you’ve traveled together. Traveling will give you an idea on how your partner reacts to frustrations, when things don’t go as planned; or how independent or dependent s/he is; and even her/his habits. It will also help gauge your compatibility based on what you value and prioritize; your preferences about […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Uncategorized ·
Disney pitches adult-only Valentine’s Day ideas

Disney pitches adult-only Valentine’s Day ideas

(Relaxnews) – Disney is trying to convince couples that its theme parks and properties aren’t just for kids, with special Valentine’s Day promotions geared for adult-only fun. Though better known for being the ‘happiest place on earth’ for children, Disney is hoping to entice couples who are young at heart with grown-up activities such as […]

New mega-casino opens Manila, seeking high-rollers

New mega-casino opens Manila, seeking high-rollers

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – A new mega-casino opened in the Philippines Monday as the fast-growing southeast Asian nation ups its bid to become a world gaming destination. Manila aims to rival Macau and Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues, and the “City of Dreams” is the latest in […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Philippine News ·
‘American Sniper’ again dominates global box office

‘American Sniper’ again dominates global box office

(Relaxnews) – During its third weekend in theaters, Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated feature once again claimed the top spot at the worldwide box office. After earning $42.95 million during the Super Bowl weekend — around half as much as in the previous weekend ($81.96 million) — “American Sniper” with Bradley Cooper now boasts $316 million in […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Samsung to expand range of smart appliances

Samsung to expand range of smart appliances

(Seoul-AFP) – Samsung is to launch a range of smart refrigerators, air conditioners and washing machines as its seeks to expand its business in Internet-connected homes, a top executive said Tuesday. The South Korean tech giant is seeking to plough more resources into the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) as the market for smartphones — […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Pops Fernandez, Society of Seven in Filipino concert, Feb. 7, at Pala

Pops Fernandez, Society of Seven in Filipino concert, Feb. 7, at Pala

Lhey Bella also to perform PALA, CA   – Pops Fernandez, the Filipino “Concert Queen” will perform with the Society of Seven in a special Filipino concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 7, in the Events Center at Pala Casino Spa & Resort.  Lhey Bella, a rising Filipino star, also will perform with the Society of […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

Super Bowl 49 most tweeted NFL football final ever

(San Francisco-AFP) – Millions of fans took to social media for Sunday’s Super Bowl 49, making it the most tweeted about NFL football final in history, Twitter said Monday. More than 28 million tweets were sent out relating to the big match, which saw the New England Patriots snatch a win from reigning champions Seattle […]

NFL: Super Bowl 49 viewership sets US television record

NFL: Super Bowl 49 viewership sets US television record

(New York, United States-AFP) – New England’s dramatic victory over Seattle in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday was the most watched show in American television history, seen by a record 114.4 million US viewers, telecaster NBC said Monday. The Patriots’ 28-24 triumph over the Seahawks in the National Football League’s championship spectacle lured 2.2 million […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Ferrari 488 GTB unveiled ahead of Geneva

Ferrari 488 GTB unveiled ahead of Geneva

(Relaxnews) – Less of a completely new model and more of an evolution, the latest mid-engined V8 supercar from Ferrari is the first in history to get a turbocharger. To be precise, it’s a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 and when both turbos are scrolling up the result is 660bhp, a substantial improvement over the normally aspirated […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Newspaper columnist Lydia Solis new president of PWU California alumni association

Newspaper columnist Lydia Solis new president of PWU California alumni association

Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California (PWUAASC) Lydia V. Solis was elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California for the year 2015-2016.   On March 14, 2015, Lydia together with the newly-elected Officers will be inducted into office during a dinner dance at The Sheraton Cerritos Hotel. Lydia was […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Emotional Jed Madela admits he lost his voice

Emotional Jed Madela admits he lost his voice

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

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Palace: No whitewash in Fallen 44 probe

Palace: No whitewash in Fallen 44 probe

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang made the assurance that there will be no whitewash in the probe of the PNP’s board of inquiry into the Mamasapano clash even if it is investigating its own. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the PNP is determined to find out the truth, including why no coordination was made between the […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama’s budget seeks tax on US companies’ offshore profits

Obama’s budget seeks tax on US companies’ offshore profits

By Paul Handley Washington, United States | AFP |  – President Barack Obama on Monday targeted US companies’ retained offshore profits with a one-time tax to repair roads and bridges and build a “21st century infrastructure.” By proposing a more than 50 percent reduction from current corporate tax rates, Obama’s plan could be more palatable […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
YMCA of Glendale Girls Gymnastics Team sweeps 2015 San Diego Rhythm Invitational, bringing home 35 awards

YMCA of Glendale Girls Gymnastics Team sweeps 2015 San Diego Rhythm Invitational, bringing home 35 awards

Event is the first competition of the season on the road to the 2015 Jr. Olympics GLENDALE, Calif  – Long known for one of the best gymnastics programs in southern California, the YMCA of Glendale’s girls gymnastics team dominated the 2015 San Diego Rhythm Invitational on Jan. 10-11, bringing home an astounding 35 awards. The […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
ABS-CBN TFC’s ‘ASAP Live in Dubai’ makes history, draws thousands to back-to-back shows

ABS-CBN TFC’s ‘ASAP Live in Dubai’ makes history, draws thousands to back-to-back shows

Largest Filipino event in the Middle East ushers OSN as the region’s exclusive TFC hub  Dubai, UAE – As the 19th edition of the internationally acclaimed shoppers’ paradise  known as Dubai Shopping Festival reaches its final week, ABS-CBN TFC brought powerful Filipino sights and sounds to the 32-day festivities by way of back-to-back shows of “ASAP Live […]

02.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Paris haute couture: Atelier Versace beauty

Paris haute couture: Atelier Versace beauty

(Relaxnews) – Season after season, head-to-toe all-out glamour is what Donatella Versace does best. The SS15 Haute Couture show on Sunday night in Paris was more proof of this. Shortly before the runway show, in social media posts the designer enthused about the brilliance of her seamstresses, before revealing the show’s hair and make-up via […]

01.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Liam Hemsworth approached for a major role in ‘Independence Day 2’

Liam Hemsworth approached for a major role in ‘Independence Day 2’

(Relaxnews) – The actor seen in “The Hunger Games” is eyed for a leading role in the sequel to Roland Emmerich’s 1996 film, which starred Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, TheWrap reports. Confirmed in late November by Roland Emmerich, who will return to the director’s chair, the sequel to “Independence Day” has begun […]

01.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kaspersky delivers its predictions for 2045

Kaspersky delivers its predictions for 2045

(Relaxnews) – Looking 30 years into the future, the antivirus software publisher sees a world in which robots are everywhere and human life expectancy has progressed substantially. The Kaspersky Lab experts predict that robots will take care of virtually all heavy, routine labor, allowing humans to focus on perfecting these devices’ software. Certain objects will […]

01.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Starbucks to play matchmaker this Valentine’s Day

Starbucks to play matchmaker this Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – In advance of Valentine’s Day, Starbucks has partnered with online dating site Match.com to facilitate coffee dates among members. Likewise, the coffee chain is organizing what it’s calling the World’s Largest Starbucks Date on February 13 in markets around the world that will involve special $5 menu pairings such as a mocha drink […]

Beauty tutorials: Katy Perry

Beauty tutorials: Katy Perry

(Relaxnews) – The American pop star is lined up as the star of the famous Super Bowl half-time show on February 1. Here are a few of our favorite Katy Perry looks, with videos showing you how to do them at home. “Dark Horse”- youtu.be/mhB-mtyV5h8 Perry’s Egyptian look from last year’s “Dark Horse” video was a […]

Italy dominates survey of most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations

Italy dominates survey of most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations

(Relaxnews) – Venice has edged past Paris to top a survey of the most romantic places in the world, according to some of the world’s wealthiest travelers in advance of Valentine’s Day. In a survey conducted by luxury retail site VeryFirstTo, known for organizing outrageous, extravagant travel packages such as trips to every triple Michelin-starred […]

01.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Valentine's Day ·
Filming begins on Steve Jobs movie starring Fassbender

Filming begins on Steve Jobs movie starring Fassbender

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Filming got under way in San Francisco on a new biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with Hollywood’s Michael Fassbender playing the role of the mercurial computer pioneer. Sources told AFP on Thursday that the German-Irish Fassbender, 37, took on the title role in the movie “Steve Jobs” after it was turned […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Science & Technology ·
Ringo Starr set for new album, tour of Americas

Ringo Starr set for new album, tour of Americas

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

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Apple takes a bite out of Android smartphone shipments

Apple takes a bite out of Android smartphone shipments

(Relaxnews) – Android smartphone shipment numbers are down for the first time in history and according to ABI Research’s latest data, it’s down to the iPhone effect. In what is traditionally the biggest time of the year for certified smartphone shipments — i.e., the final three months of the year — ABI’s figures show that […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Haute couture: updos at Valentino and Armani Privé

Haute couture: updos at Valentino and Armani Privé

(Relaxnews) – Italian luxury labels Valentino and Armani Privé presenting their haute couture shows worked easy-to-recreate swept-up styles on the runway this week. Top make-up and hair duo Pat McGrath and Guido Palau were behind the models’ rustic Russian doll beauty at Valentino. Hair stylist Guido Palau twisted and plaited models’ tresses into a messy […]

30.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Photos ·
Curtis Stone restaurant and bao bun eatery among best new restaurants 2015

Curtis Stone restaurant and bao bun eatery among best new restaurants 2015

(Relaxnews) – Editors at Travel + Leisure magazine have compiled a list of the most exciting new restaurants around the world for 2015, chosen for being based in what the magazine calls 11 of the most compelling food capitals of the world. They’re “neo-traditionalists, upstart iconoclasts, and ingredient obsessives” that are setting new culinary standards, […]

What’s next for Vice Ganda in 2015

What’s next for Vice Ganda in 2015

After the box office success of his film “The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin,” comedian Vice Ganda announced that he will be doing two movies this year. Ganda said one of them will be with actor Coco Martin, Kris Aquino’s co-star in “Feng Shui,” while the other one will be with teen star Daniel Padilla. “Ako magdadalawang […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL mourns police killed in anti-terror bloodbath

PHL mourns police killed in anti-terror bloodbath

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Thursday 1/29/2015 – A long, slow procession of coffins draped in the Philippine flag poured out of military transport planes in Manila on Thursday, as the country mourned dozens of policemen killed in a botched anti-terror operation. Marching to muted drums, uniformed commandos bore the numbered coffins of comrades brought […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Paris haute couture: divine intervention by Serkan Cura and Ralph & Russo

Paris haute couture: divine intervention by Serkan Cura and Ralph & Russo

(Relaxnews) – Connecting with one’s inner and outer goddess was a theme both fashion houses explored in their diva-esque haute couture collections, offering an array of heavily embellished ensembles fit for the modern-day temptress. Serkan Cura wowed the crowds on Thursday with 15 fantastical waist-cinching creations. The designer behind the wings worn by Victoria’s Secret […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Brad Pitt in talks to join Angelina Jolie’s next movie

Brad Pitt in talks to join Angelina Jolie’s next movie

(Relaxnews) – After “By the Sea,” shot in August 2014, the actor could collaborate with his wife once again in “Africa.” For her fourth feature as a director, Angelina Jolie has chosen “Africa,” a biopic of archaeologist Richard Leakey, who became known for his dedication to protecting elephants from poachers in Kenya in the late […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
EU tourism hits record in 2014

EU tourism hits record in 2014

(Brussels-AFP) – The European Union attracted a record number of tourists in 2014, with visits to France leading the bloc, official data showed on Thursday. Last year tourists spent 2.7 billion nights in tourist accommodations across the EU’s 28 countries, the Eurostat data agency said, up 1.7 percent from 2013. France still came top of […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
PHL jumps 13 notches in 2015 economic freedom index

PHL jumps 13 notches in 2015 economic freedom index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines is among the 10 top countries with improved performances in the list of the world’s freest economies, jumping 13 notches in the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom released today by the Heritage Foundation. The Philippines moved from 89th place in 2014 to 76th place in 2015 in the annual survey of 184 countries published since 1995 […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman From the same network that brought us the Emmy-award winning series, “Modern Family,” comedy favorite, “The Middle,” and long-running hit shows like “Dancing With the Stars” and “General Hospital,” comes another set of TV shows that are bound to keep you riveted to your TVs. On January 14, 2015, ABC announced […]

Vice Ganda-led zany cast unloads laugh-a-minute comedy in ‘The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin’

Vice Ganda-led zany cast unloads laugh-a-minute comedy in ‘The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin’

TFC@theMovies brings top-grossing Filipino film of all time to over 40 theatres in U.S. and in Canada starting January 30 REDWOOD SHORES, CA – When gay soldier character Benjamin “Benjie” Santos VIII, played by host-actor-singer Vice Ganda, first came into public conciousness in 2011 by way of ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s action-comedy, “The Unkabogable: Praybeyt Benjamin”, the character became […]

28.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Services ·
Midriff ‘the new cleavage’ in Chanel show

Midriff ‘the new cleavage’ in Chanel show

(Paris-AFP) – Chanel’s haute couture view of the coming spring-summer season, revealed Tuesday, is distinctly storybook — but with midriff-baring outfits proudly declaring that “the stomach is the new cleavage”. One of the tentpoles of the haute couture shows this week in Paris, the Chanel event held in the capital’s glass-roofed Grand Palais attracted a […]

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

(Relaxnews) – Mulberry hired the British-American supermodel as the star of its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, which is set in the interior of a chic country home. The luxury handbag maker certainly has a knack for landing coveted brand ambassadors. After several campaigns fronted by Cara Delevingne, who even designed her own handbag for Mulberry, the […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Runway hair: feathery locks at Alexis Mabille

Runway hair: feathery locks at Alexis Mabille

(Relaxnews) – Odile from Parisian Hair & Make-up Agency Atelier 68 created the crowning glory behind the French designer’s glamorous Spring Haute Couture collection. If you thought hair extensions were a thing of the past…think again! Could Alexis Mabille be on the brink of starting a new hair color trend? After dip dye and blue […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Over 1.1 billion tourists worldwide in 2014

Over 1.1 billion tourists worldwide in 2014

(Relaxnews) – According to the official figures published January 27 by the UN World Tourism Organization, there were 1.138 billion international travelers in 2014. This is 51 million more tourists than in the previous year, representing a rise of 4.7%. These latest figures confirm the trend seen in recent years, in which the growth in […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Sef to stick with GMA

Sef to stick with GMA

Actor Sef Cadayona announced that he has no plans of leaving the Kapuso network. “Hindi po (ako aalis). Kasi iba po ‘yung binibigay sa akin na opportunity mula nu’ng nagsimula ako hanggang ngayon,” he said. Sef has been an exclusive contract artist with GMA since 2013. Sef started his career when he joined the reality-based […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

(Relaxnews) – The British model, fashionista and TV host unveiled her latest project this past week, a 20-piece capsule collaboration with AG Jeans. To celebrate the 31-year-old we thought we’d take a look at how to steal her look. The hair – youtu.be/LBOxoPQe2-k This tutorial from Nora Aradi talks you through the steps if you want […]

26.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online ·
Your friends could predict your lifespan: study

Your friends could predict your lifespan: study

(Relaxnews) – Giving new meaning to the oft-uttered exclamation that your friends know you better than you think, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis say close friends know each other well enough to have an idea of how long the other will live. “You expect your friends to be inclined to see you in […]

26.01.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

(Doral, United States-AFP) – Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from […]

Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

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

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Young trio join ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Young trio join ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

(Relaxnews) – Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm have been recast as part of a new generation of superheros in 2016’s next “X-Men” film. Director Bryan Singer broke the news on Twitter, introducing Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp in key roles. Turner will play telepath Jean Grey aka Phoenix (previously Famke Janssen), Sheridan the conventional […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Feb. 1 is deadline to apply for $1.2-M Edison Scholars Program

Feb. 1 is deadline to apply for $1.2-M Edison Scholars Program

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), reminds high school seniors that there’s still time to apply for the 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program, which offers $1.2 million in scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue college studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields. The application deadline is […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Obama urges Congress to give women equal pay

Obama urges Congress to give women equal pay

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass a law guaranteeing equal pay for women, saying it was crucial to helping boost the incomes of struggling families. “Nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages,” Obama said in his annual State of the Union speech. […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Ruffa, boyfriend mark first anniversary

Ruffa, boyfriend mark first anniversary

Ruffa Gutierrez and her boyfriend, French-Israeli businessman Jordan Mouyal, marked their first anniversary as a couple on Thursday. In her personal Instagram account, Gutierrez posted a picture of them together as she expressed how grateful she is to have Mouyal in her life. In the caption, the beauty queen-turned-actress wrote, “The best kind of people […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
California alert after Disneyland measles outbreak

California alert after Disneyland measles outbreak

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  – California is battling a surge of measles cases clustered around the famous Disneyland theme park, despite the virus being all but eliminated in the United States, authorities said Thursday. The California Department of Public Health reported on its website that 59 cases of measles had been recorded […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

(New York-AFP) – Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is to star in a New York play about an ace fighter pilot tasked with flying US drones in Afghanistan from an Air Force trailer. The Public Theater in Manhattan’s trendy East Village said the production of “Grounded” would run from April 7 to May 17, and […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A swinging social life is good for your health

A swinging social life is good for your health

(Relaxnews) – Good friends can actually make you healthier in the physical sense in addition to improving your mental well-being, according to a new study from Concordia University in Canada. Working with a group of 60 international students whose lives were changed dramatically by a move to Montreal, psychology professor Jean-Philippe Gouin observed their health […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
US is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

US is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

(Relaxnews) – New figures have been released on global wine consumption habits around the world, revealing that the US is the biggest market in terms of total volume, while Italians drink the most vino per person. In the 13th annual International Wine and Spirits Research report, commissioned by wine trade show Vinexpo, analysts found that […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Kendall Jenner dresses in black for Estée Lauder

Kendall Jenner dresses in black for Estée Lauder

(Relaxnews) – Appointed last November as the American cosmetics maker’s new brand ambassador, Kendall Jenner has finally made her debut in the role. In a new video, the young TV personality models Estée Lauder’s newest lash product, Little Black Primer. Kendall Jenner won over the cosmetics giant with her dark and seductive eyes, which provide […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

Recipes created by IBM supercomputer to hit book shelves in spring

(Relaxnews) – A new cookbook featuring computer-generated recipes like Creole shrimp-lamb dumplings and hoof-and-honey ale hits bookshelves this spring in the aim of showing that computers can be used as a source of culinary creativity. You may remember Chef Watson from last year, when the AI chef debuted at music festival SXSW last year as […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Home & Garden, News, Online, Science & Technology ·
Guy Laroche hires Steve Hiett for latest campaign

Guy Laroche hires Steve Hiett for latest campaign

(Relaxnews) – Noted British fashion photographer Steve Hiett partnered once again with the French brand to shoot its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign. Guy Laroche chose Hiett, a regular contributor to Vogue Italia among other leading fashion magazines, to present the highlights of its Spring-Summer 2015 collection. To create the most summery atmosphere possible in the middle […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Sports: Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games

Sports: Birmingham, Alabama to host 2021 World Games

(LAUSANNE-AFP) – The 2021 World Games will be hosted by Birmingham, Alabama, the International World Games Association confirmed on Thursday. The town of just over one million inhabitants beat competition from Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia to become the second US city to host after Santa Clara, California organised the inaugural edition in 1981. “It’s […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Manny Pacquiao: So faithful

Manny Pacquiao: So faithful

All he aspired for when he was starting his boxing career was to be the champion of the Philippines. But after 20 decades in the sport, Manny Pacquiao has become not only his beloved nation’s champ; but also a well-respected world boxing record-holder – the first and only eight-division world champion, with an impressive ten world titles. […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Local News ·
‘Manny’ in US theaters and On Demand Jan 23

‘Manny’ in US theaters and On Demand Jan 23

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Narrated by Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson and directed by Ryan Moore and Academy Award winner, Leon Gast (When We Were Kings), “Manny” – a feature length documentary film about the “People’s Champ,” will be released in theaters and On Demand starting Jan. 23, 2015.  Highlighting Pacquiao’s journey from a struggling and starving […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Spain sees record 65 mn tourist visits in 2014, quarter British

Spain sees record 65 mn tourist visits in 2014, quarter British

(Madrid-AFP) – Spain received a record 65 million visits from foreign tourists in 2014, nearly a quarter of them British, the government said Thursday in a fresh boost for the country’s recovering economy. The overall number of visits by foreign tourists to Spain was the highest on record and rose by 4.3 million, or more […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Obama launches Democrats’ middle class push in 2016

Obama launches Democrats’ middle class push in 2016

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP |  – The economic successes US President Barack Obama touted in his speech to Congress Tuesday were not just taunts to Republicans; he was helping Democrats build an early strategy for keeping the White House in 2016. With the clock winding down on his two-term presidency, Obama […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Chanel announces three shows in New York, Seoul and Rome

Chanel announces three shows in New York, Seoul and Rome

(Relaxnews) – The French luxury brand led by creative director Karl Lagerfeld announced on Thursday that it will be repeating its recent Métiers d’Art show in New York City at the end of March, and will also be be bringing its forthcoming Cruise collection to South Korea, before the next Métiers d’Art show in Rome […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Study gives pregnant women the green light to eat fish

Study gives pregnant women the green light to eat fish

(Relaxnews) – Eating fish during pregnancy could be beneficial after all, say researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center who voyaged to the Seychelles to study the benefits of nutrients found in fish and the risk associated with mercury exposure. Over three decades, more than 1,500 mothers and their children were observed, with results […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New Windows 10 weaves together Microsoft-powered devices

New Windows 10 weaves together Microsoft-powered devices

(Redmond, United States-AFP) – Microsoft pulled back the curtain Wednesday on a coming Windows 10 operating system focused on bringing harmony to the diverse array of Internet gadgets in people’s lives. The US technology titan is also trying to make it more natural to interact with devices, such as conversational-style speaking with the company’s virtual […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
‘The Huntsman’ appoints new, debutant director

‘The Huntsman’ appoints new, debutant director

(Relaxnews) – The “Snow White and The Huntsman” prequel retains its stars but promotes its second unit director to the top spot for 2016’s “The Huntsman.” Stepping up from second unit duties doesn’t seem like a bad way to go — Andy Serkis fulfilled the same role on Peter Jackson’s three “Hobbit” films before landing […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Walking Dead’ announces its return with a trailer

‘The Walking Dead’ announces its return with a trailer

(Relaxnews) – The Atlanta survivors will return to the small screen on February 8 in the second half of the fifth season. To tide fans over until then, AMC has unveiled a 30-second trailer with the vaguely hopeful title “Another Day.” Judging by the new trailer, things are about to get even more dismal and […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is headed to PHL

Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is headed to PHL

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (FCCH) has announced that more than thirty business executives from Hawaii are headed for the Philippines for its 25th Trade Mission to the Philippines scheduled for February 7 – 17, 2015. Co-heading the delegation will be Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui and Honolulu Philippine Consul General Gina Jamoralin.  Accompanying the delegation is County […]

22.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

Solar plane set for landmark round-the-world flight

(ABU DHABI-AFP) – A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight powered only by the sun’s energy, organisers said Tuesday. Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered plane to be able to fly for several days and nights, will land 12 times along its roughly […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Hugo Boss blurs masculine/feminine codes in new women’s fragrance

Hugo Boss blurs masculine/feminine codes in new women’s fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Like several other brands, Hugo Boss is introducing its new spring fragrance, Hugo Woman, which combines traditionally “masculine” notes with those more often associated with the feminine. This unconventional combination might just become one of the olfactory trends of the season. A fruity floral, the new eau de parfum from Hugo Boss has […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Empire State Building to wed 100 couples on Valentine’s Day

Empire State Building to wed 100 couples on Valentine’s Day

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the films “Sleepless in  Seattle” and “An Affair to Remember” are being given the chance to write their own romantic storyline atop the Empire State Building in a Valentine’s Day wedding bonanza. For the first time this year, the iconic New York skyscraper has issued an open invitation for 100 couples […]

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Hawaiian Gardens

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Hawaiian Gardens

LA County Public Works will host a free used motor oil and oil filter recycling event on January 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Hawaiian Gardens AutoZone, located at 21418 Norwalk Blvd. When used oil is illegally dumped into storm drains, it pollutes local water bodies and contaminates sources of clean drinking […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Local News, Services ·
Blue Ribbon sub-committee to resume Binay probe

Blue Ribbon sub-committee to resume Binay probe

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee chaired by Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III will resume its investigation of what started out as allegations of overpricing in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building 2 but has since grown into general charges of corruption against Vice President Jejomar Binay and members of his […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pope Francis in PHL 2016?

Pope Francis in PHL 2016?

PNP ready for possibility of Pope Francis’ return in 2016 MANILA  (Mabuhay) – With the success of Pope Francis’ five-day stay in the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday welcomed the possibility that the well-loved pontiff would return to the Philippines early next year. “Nakita po natin ngayon na kakayanin natin. Naging maayos […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010: report

US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010: report

Washington, United States | AFP |   – The United States secretly penetrated North Korea’s computer systems four years ago—a breach that allowed Washington to insist Pyongyang was to blame for the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the New York Times reported Monday. Citing former US officials and a newly released National Security Agency (NSA) […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Gary V proud of son Gab for directing Jessica’s music video

Gary V proud of son Gab for directing Jessica’s music video

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Gary Valenciano said he is extremely proud of his son Gabriel, who is now venturing into directing music videos. The latest project of Gabriel was the music video of Jessica Sanchez’s new single, “This Love.” It was officially released online by the “American Idol” runner-up on Thursday. Valenciano said: “I feel great. […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

29 occupations in demand where no job offer is required to apply under PNP express entry

This is the first article to be published since Canada Immigration overhauled its application management system. Under new rules, all economic applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker category (FSW), Canada Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trade (FST) now must go through an added step of being selected called Express Entry. In other words, all […]

21.01.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Restaurant creates Kimye-inspired Valentine’s Day menu

Restaurant creates Kimye-inspired Valentine’s Day menu

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

See by Chloé presents new woody floral fragrance Si Belle

See by Chloé presents new woody floral fragrance Si Belle

(Relaxnews) – Fresh, delicate and sensual are three ways to describe Si Belle, the new springtime fragrance from See by Chloé, which will go on sale this February. Created and developed by noses Louise Turner and Nathalie Cetto, Si Belle by See by Chloé opens with a fresh and cheerful accord of neroli and birch […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Meghan Trainor partners with Clinique for a limited edition

Meghan Trainor partners with Clinique for a limited edition

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

Globetrotting Pope Francis to travel to Latin America

Globetrotting Pope Francis to travel to Latin America

La Paz, Bolivia | AFP |   – Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, will return to the region in July when he visits Bolivia, President Evo Morales said, adding that Paraguay and Ecuador are also on the pope’s itinerary. Morales told the newspaper La Razon that he communicated directly with the pontiff, who […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Marjorie: Julia is scared of dad Dennis

Marjorie: Julia is scared of dad Dennis

Marjorie Barretto defended her daughter, Star Magic artist Julia Barretto, who has become the target of criticisms after her father, comedian Dennis Padilla, who claimed she ignored him during a Christmas party. The event, a gathering of stars and staff of Dreamscape-produced series, took place last December 14. Padilla was a cast member of “Ikaw […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Obama proposes closing tax loopholes on the wealthiest

Obama proposes closing tax loopholes on the wealthiest

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans as part of the new economic strategy he plans to unveil in this year’s State of the Union address. However, the plan, which includes raising the top tax rate on capital gains, […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Oil plunge a ‘golden opportunity’ for Asia economies

Oil plunge a ‘golden opportunity’ for Asia economies

By Martin Abbugao Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  – The plunge in crude prices will give a much-needed boost to Asia’s oil-guzzling economies and provides governments a “golden opportunity” to implement crucial structural reforms such as cutting expensive energy subsidies, analysts say. A slowdown in the key export markets of Europe, China and Japan, the […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Big business cashed in on ‘Brand Pope’ during pontiff’s visit

Big business cashed in on ‘Brand Pope’ during pontiff’s visit

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | – Pope Francis says he had come to the Philippines to help the poor, but the country’s biggest businesses and multinationals are also cashing in with a not-so-subtle hijacking of his image. The pontiff is the most trusted figure for many in the Philippines, where 80 percent […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Gary V’ rocks Pechanga Resort & Casino March 8

‘Gary V’ rocks Pechanga Resort & Casino March 8

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

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown, Music ·
McCain urges ‘boots on the ground’ to combat IS

McCain urges ‘boots on the ground’ to combat IS

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Monday 1/19/2015 – US Senator John McCain on Monday urged the deployment of international ground forces to combat jihadists in Syria and Iraq, as he toured the Middle East with a Senate delegation. “For months we’ve been bombing (Syrian border town) Kobane and we still haven’t driven ISIS out,” the […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Citrus caviar: France discovers Australia’s exotic condiment

Citrus caviar: France discovers Australia’s exotic condiment

(Paris-AFP) – French wholesaler Alain Cohen is the gastronomic equivalent of a gold digger, constantly on the lookout for new culinary treasures. When he makes what he thinks is a major find he presents it to French celebrity chef Alain Ducasse — usually to discover Ducasse got there first. With one exception. “The only time […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Mobile devices play important role in weight loss: study

Mobile devices play important role in weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Evidence abounds that the support provided by mobile devices can help dieters lose more weight than they would otherwise, according to researchers at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Apps that provide health advice and reminders to eat well were among the features the researchers say might just really […]

Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

Pope attracts world-record crowd at Luneta

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere / Cecil Morella Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Pope Francis drew a record six million people as he celebrated mass in the rain-swept Philippine capital Sunday, a triumphant finale to an Asian tour in which he championed the plight of the poor. Filipinos are famous for practicing a […]

19.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Billy Burke to play a vet on CBS drama ‘Zoo’

Billy Burke to play a vet on CBS drama ‘Zoo’

(Relaxnews) – The actor seen in the “Twilight” movies and on the NBC series “Revolution” has landed a recurring role on “Zoo,” the new drama series set to join “Extant” and “Under the Dome” on CBS this summer. Adapted from James Patterson’s thriller novel, “Zoo” focuses on a global wave of unexplained and violent animal […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Top-scoring vacation rentals in Asia-Pacific include Bali villa and Aussie cottage

Top-scoring vacation rentals in Asia-Pacific include Bali villa and Aussie cottage

(Relaxnews) – Families with big entourages traveling to Asia-Pacific may be interested in a new list of top-scoring holiday vacation rentals from TripAdvisor users that include villas, cottages and beachfront retreats spanning Bali, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. At $239 a night, the Freshwater Lodge in Tasmania, Australia is the most affordable vacation rental on […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Could Julianne Moore finally win Oscar for ‘Alice’?

Could Julianne Moore finally win Oscar for ‘Alice’?

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Julianne Moore scored her fifth Oscar nomination Thursday — and some say her role as a professor with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice” could finally bring her a golden statuette. In her latest movie, the radiant 54-year-old redhead plays a woman who has everything — love, children and a career, […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Haute Couture: the most anticipated shows

Haute Couture: the most anticipated shows

(Relaxnews) – Embroiderers, lace makers and other artisans are putting the final touches on the latest couture collections, which will debut in Paris from January 25 to 29. Over the course of these five days, style enthusiasts will turn their gaze upon the French capital, host of the only fashion week dedicated to haute couture. […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Pets benefit most from helicopter parenting: study

Pets benefit most from helicopter parenting: study

(Relaxnews) – Helicopter parents, defined as those who hover over their children’s every waking moment, are often criticized for being overprotective, but a new study says this style of parenting could be what’s right for you pet. Using a web-based survey, researchers hailing from UC Berkeley and California State University, East Bay assessed nurturing styles […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Look for vanilla-flavored cheddar and turmeric-infused ginger ale in 2015

Look for vanilla-flavored cheddar and turmeric-infused ginger ale in 2015

(Relaxnews) – In 2015, turmeric, vanilla bean and cruciferous vegetables — think cauliflower and broccoli — will get their turn in the food spotlight, some in surprising and unexpected ways. That’s according to the food trendspotters at the 40th edition of the Winter Fancy Food Show, which took place in San Francisco recently. The trade […]

17.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Q&A: How Internet.org aims to connect the world’s poor

Q&A: How Internet.org aims to connect the world’s poor

(Bogota-AFP) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in Colombia Wednesday to launch a project to boost web access globally, something he said can be a force for peace. Facebook is a founding partner of Internet.org, which aims to provide Internet access to two thirds of the world’s population who are not online, and are mostly living […]

16.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Congestion expected after Toyota green car orders soar

Congestion expected after Toyota green car orders soar

(Tokyo-AFP) – Toyota has been swamped by orders for its first mass market hydrogen fuel-cell car, the company said Thursday, with demand in the first month nearly four times higher than expected for the whole year. The Japanese auto giant said it had received more than 1,500 orders for its “Mirai” sedan since its launch […]

16.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Mariah Carey to headline Caesars Palace

Mariah Carey to headline Caesars Palace

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

Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn and other celebs design Fendi bags

Rihanna, Jourdan Dunn and other celebs design Fendi bags

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

First look at Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

First look at Colin Farrell for Dolce & Gabbana

(Relaxnews) – The Italian brand has revealed the first visual from the campaign for its new fragrance Intenso, fronted by Irish actor Colin Farrell. As announced in November, the 38-year-old Irishman is the face of the latest Dolce & Gabbana men’s perfume. In the first official campaign visual, which was released along with behind-the-scenes photos […]

16.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Romantic thriller ‘I’ becomes Tamil cinema’s biggest release

Romantic thriller ‘I’ becomes Tamil cinema’s biggest release

(Relaxnews) – With Tamil superstar Vikram and British model-turned-actress Amy Jackson headlining, “I” is a sell-out success in India with a 200-screen release planned for the USA. Boasting creature effects from Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop and animatronics by Stan Winston Studios, “I” is the “biggest-ever release for a Tamil-language film” following its January 14 release, […]

16.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Airlines tapping chefs from luxury hotels to rewrite in-flight menus

Airlines tapping chefs from luxury hotels to rewrite in-flight menus

(Relaxnews) – Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific has teamed up with the Mandarin Oriental to create a series of monthly pop-up menus, the latest airline to tap top chefs from luxury hotel chains to rewrite their in-flight dining programs. Passengers flying first class will tuck into dishes prepared by celebrity chefs from across the […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Escape from New York’ remake confirmed at Fox

‘Escape from New York’ remake confirmed at Fox

(Relaxnews) – Fox has secured the rights to remake John Carpenter’s cult 1981 action movie, Deadline reveals. In September, a wave of rumors suggested that a reboot of “Escape from New York” was in the works. Some sources even went as far as to speculate (prematurely) on who might follow in Kurt Russell’s footsteps in […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Dior to hold Cruise show in Los Angeles: report

Dior to hold Cruise show in Los Angeles: report

(Relaxnews) – According to a report published in WWD, French fashion house Christian Dior will be bringing its Resort show to Los Angeles, continuing the current trend for peripatetic luxury spectacles. Christian Dior will be coming to Hollywood in the spring: the brand’s Resort 2016 show is apparently set to take place on May 9 in Los […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
When women are few, men settle down: study

When women are few, men settle down: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Women want to settle down while men prefer to play the field, right? Not quite, said a study Wednesday that challenged long-held views of sexual selection. It turns out the dynamics of sex are partly driven by the law of supply and demand: a man’s fidelity depends to a large degree on the […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
What cheap gas?  Some automakers still push electrics

What cheap gas? Some automakers still push electrics

By Paul Handley Detroit, United States | AFP |   – Cheap fuel prices are not deterring some automakers from building up their offerings of alternative fuel vehicles. But the 50 percent fall in the gasoline price in the United States is making electrics and hybrids less competitive with gas-fueled cars, and making it harder […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Motoring, U.S. News ·
Cara Mia Gelato launches ‘Pennies For Education’

Cara Mia Gelato launches ‘Pennies For Education’

Cara Mia Gelato (CMG) Eagle Rock Plaza is proud to announce the launching of their first loca community program called “Pennies For Education” benefiting educational program of Filipino American Associations in the Los Angeles, CA area. For details of the program, contact Rene Ramos | call or text 310.259.6418. Also, CMG Eagle Rock Plaza is pleased to name […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Promotions ·
“So Beautiful”

“So Beautiful”

It’s only the second week of January 2015 and already, Karen Crespo’s black book is already filled with appointments and engagements; and it’s not a surprise since her 2014 calendar was also pretty busy. “If you told me a few years ago that I would find myself in this position, I would have laughed at […]

15.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Local News ·
World tour ends in anti-climax for jilted Canadian

World tour ends in anti-climax for jilted Canadian

(Ottawa-AFP) – A jilted Canadian man who posted an ad online for a travel partner with the same name as his ex-girlfriend is back home in Toronto after a world tour. But love did not blossom between Jordan Axani and the woman who filled in for his ex, as some who followed their adventures online […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Pizza Hut and Coors jump on gluten-free trend

Pizza Hut and Coors jump on gluten-free trend

(Relaxnews) – In a sign that the gluten-free food movement is far from over, Pizza Hut and Coors have launched gluten-free versions of their products this week. For Pizza Hut, the move comes a few years after rival Domino’s launched gluten-free crusts in 2012. The 10-inch cheese and pepperoni pizzas will be available at select […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Andreea Diaconu is the new face of Donna Karan

Andreea Diaconu is the new face of Donna Karan

(Relaxnews) – Donna Karan New York has revealed the face at the center of its Spring 2015 campaign: Romanian supermodel Andreea Diaconu. After presenting visuals from its DKNY Intimates and Sleepwear campaign with Cara Delevingne, the American ready-to-wear brand has provided a first look at the campaign for the new Donna Karan collection, represented this […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Obama toasts, teases NBA champion Spurs

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama welcomed NBA champions San Antonio to the White House on Monday, and said he’d be glad to offer advice as they pursue a title repeat. “If you guys need any tips on winning back-to-back, you know where to find me,” quipped the second-term […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Factbox: Catholicism in PHL

Factbox: Catholicism in PHL

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – Key facts about the Catholic religion in the Philippines, which Pope Francis will visit this week as part of his second trip to Asia: NUMBERS: Eight in 10 Filipinos are Catholic, making the nation of 100 million people Asia’s bastion of Christianity. Protestants, Muslims, and members of other Christian […]

14.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Enchong happily in love

Enchong happily in love

MANILA (Mabuhay) — ENCHONG Dee and model Samantha Lewis have only been together for less than a year. In fact, the only time he “shared” her to the public, so to speak, was when he brought her to the Star Magic Ball 2014. But Enchong feels so lucky to have Samantha for a sweetheart. Enchong […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
President Aquino appeals for ‘Bayanihan’ to ensure people’s safety during Papal visit

President Aquino appeals for ‘Bayanihan’ to ensure people’s safety during Papal visit

MANILA, Jan 13 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday evening made a televised appeal to the public to work together to ensure everyone’s safety during the upcoming pastoral visit of Pope Francis. “Kailangan natin ng pagdadamayan at pagbabayanihan. Malinaw na napakalaki ng hamong dala ng pagbisitang ito ni Pope Francis sa ating […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Cuisia: PHL-US relations ‘never been better’

Cuisia: PHL-US relations ‘never been better’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Manila’s relations with Washington are at their highest based on how the two allies worked together during the past year, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States. “Our relations with the United States have never been better,” Ambassador Cuisia said in his remarks during a reception he hosted on Wednesday […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Galliano makes his return at Maison Martin Margiela haute couture

Galliano makes his return at Maison Martin Margiela haute couture

(Relaxnews) – The hugely anticipated runway return of British designer John Galliano, now creative director of Paris-based fashion house Maison Martin Margiela, took place Monday afternoon in London. The French brand, founded by a Belgian, owned by an Italian (Diesel boss Renzo Rosso is the man pulling the purse-strings) and now led by a British […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Bocuse d’Or to evaluate chefs’ green credentials for the first time

Bocuse d’Or to evaluate chefs’ green credentials for the first time

(Relaxnews) – In its 15th edition, the prestigious culinary competition will present chefs with a new challenge, reflecting the eco-friendly direction their profession is taking. Candidates for the coveted Bocuse d’Or will be evaluated according to how well they limit waste during the competition in Lyon, France on January 27 and 28. It’s the world’s […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Scotland to build country’s first sake brewery for Japanese consumers

Scotland to build country’s first sake brewery for Japanese consumers

(Relaxnews) – After a Japanese whiskymaker did the unthinkable and unseated Scotland to take the title of best whisky in the world last year, Scotland, in turn, has announced plans to open the country’s first sake brewery. Scottish beer maker Arran Brewery has been given the green light to build a sake bottling facility, beer […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

Most blogged artists: Django Django, Waxahatchee

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

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Drug fires up brown fat, ignites metabolism

Drug fires up brown fat, ignites metabolism

(Relaxnews) – A drug that’s normally used to curb an overactive bladder could help unleash even more metabolic power than what brown fat is capable of under normal circumstances, says a research team hailing primarily from Boston. Even without the drug, brown fat in the body burns energy to generate heat, unlike white fat, which […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

Obama calls for stronger personal data protection

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama said Monday he will introduce legislation to beef up and standardize personal data protection on the Internet. “Right now, almost every state has a different law on this, and it’s confusing for consumers and it’s confusing for companies – and it’s costly, too,” […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
SoCal Edison Fil-Am engineer wins Presidential Award from PHL

SoCal Edison Fil-Am engineer wins Presidential Award from PHL

For the past few years, Roderick Dela Cruz has used his engineering skills to help bring dam safety to his home country Bruno Mars may have a Grammy, but Roderick Dela Cruz is the one who went home with a Presidential Award from the Philippines. In rarefied company, Dela Cruz, a dam safety senior engineer at […]

13.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Pope begins Asia visit in Sri Lanka; next is PHL

Pope begins Asia visit in Sri Lanka; next is PHL

By Claire Cozens Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Monday 1/12/2015 – Pope Francis will arrive in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, days after the surprise election of a president who has pledged a new culture of tolerance in a country still recovering from civil war. The pope’s second visit to Asia will also take in […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
US media criticize Obama for missing Paris rally

US media criticize Obama for missing Paris rally

Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 1/12/2015 – US President Barack Obama faced sharp criticism from some American media on Monday over not attending a huge Paris solidarity rally in the wake of deadly Islamist attacks. “You let the world down,” blared the front page of the New York Daily News. Numerous world leaders […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
What’s next for Gretchen Barretto?

What’s next for Gretchen Barretto?

After playing a psychologist in the drama “The Trial,” socialite actress Gretchen Barretto is set to do another movie for Star Cinema and director Chito Rono this year. “Of course, I’m very loyal,” Barretto told reporters in an interview, although she refused to divulge details about the plot. “Ang dami naming pinag-uusapan pero (hanggang) hindi […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino calls for global cooperation vs terror

Aquino calls for global cooperation vs terror

MANILA, Jan 12 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday called for international cooperation on global issues, including terrorism and climate change. In his toast during the annual New Year Vin d’Honneur, Aquino said countries “can no longer look at complex issues and situations with a parochial mindset.” “We can work together: each person […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

Asia’s best female chef Vicky Lau tells ‘edible stories’

(Relaxnews) – Hong Kong chef Vicky Lau has been named the best female chef in Asia for creating a menu of ‘edible stories’ at her French-Asian restaurant. Lauded for her imagination and artistry, Lau has taken the title of Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef 2015 for her cuisine at the Michelin-starred Tate Dining Room and […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Home Food, Online, Videos ·
NFL: Kravitz to join Perry in Super Bowl halftime show

NFL: Kravitz to join Perry in Super Bowl halftime show

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

‘Delicious’ Ford supercar wows Detroit

‘Delicious’ Ford supercar wows Detroit

(Detroit-AFP) – Ford attempted to land a knock-out blow to its rivals at the Detroit auto show in revealing a dazzling new GT supercar on Monday. The glitzy presentation at a cavernous arena named after the boxer Joe Louis was an attempt to grab the headlines at the United States’ premier auto show, where power […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
List of Golden Globe winners

List of Golden Globe winners

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Here are the winners in key categories at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Beverly Hills: – FILM – Best film, drama: “Boyhood” Best film, musical or comedy: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Best actor, drama: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best actor, musical or comedy: […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Key quotes from 72nd Golden Globes

Key quotes from 72nd Golden Globes

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Here is a selection of quotes from the 72nd annual Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third straight time. A number of stars voiced support for France after the deadly attacks against satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket in Paris. Pyongyang’s approval? “Tonight we celebrate […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Beauty tutorials: inspiration from Golden Globes nominees

Beauty tutorials: inspiration from Golden Globes nominees

(Relaxnews) – The beauty looks are always one of the top treats from the red carpet during awards season, and 2015 doesn’t look like it will disappoint. Here are three beauty tutorials to get you in the mood, inspired by some of this Sunday’s most glamorous nominees. Jessica Chastain The American actress is up for […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Boyhood’ wins big at Globes; next stop, Oscars

‘Boyhood’ wins big at Globes; next stop, Oscars

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Coming-of-age drama “Boyhood” emerged triumphant Sunday at the Golden Globes, Hollywood’s biggest awards show before the all-important Oscars, as celebrities vowed solidarity with France after the Paris attacks. The film won three Globes including the coveted best drama prize and best director honors for Richard Linklater at the star-studded ceremony at the […]

12.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

Elio presents unconventional three-wheeled car in Las Vegas

(Relaxnews) – At CES, the American manufacturer Elio is showing the definitive version of its eponymous vehicle, a three-wheeled two-seater that gets over 80 miles to the gallon. The car is now available for pre-order. This remarkable car has two front wheels and one central wheel at the back. The 0.9-liter engine develops 55hp, taking […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
List of Golden Globe nominees

List of Golden Globe nominees

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Here are the nominees in key categories for the 72nd annual Golden Globes, the winners of which will be announced on Sunday in Beverly Hills: – FILM – Best film, drama: “Boyhood” “Foxcatcher” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Theory of Everything” Best film, musical or comedy: “Birdman” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Into […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
This breathalyzer polices bad…breath

This breathalyzer polices bad…breath

(Relaxnews) – The makers of Breeze — a connected take on the traditional gadget that lets you know if it’s a good idea to get behind the wheel or not should your recent consumption of alcohol leave you wondering — have now set out to patrol stinky breath. Called Mint, it looks like Breeze and […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Blueberries everyday could keep high blood pressure at bay

Blueberries everyday could keep high blood pressure at bay

(Relaxnews) – Eating blueberries on a daily basis could lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in just eight weeks, according to researchers at Florida State University. “To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the effects of blueberries on arterial function as was done in this study, as well as in this […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Google loses US search share, Yahoo on rise

Google loses US search share, Yahoo on rise

(New York-AFP) – Google saw its share of the US Internet search market slip to its lowest ever mark, while Yahoo notched its highest share in five years, an independent analytics firm said Thursday. In December, Google handled 75.2 percent of US online search referrals, down from 79.3 percent a year earlier. That score is […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Selfie sticks’ give new perspective at tech show

‘Selfie sticks’ give new perspective at tech show

(Las Vegas-AFP) – “Selfie sticks” — the lightweight monopods which hold smartphones to get a better angle for self portraits — are making the tech community look at things from a new perspective. These devices became a hot item at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where dozens of manufacturers and distributors were […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Dunkin’ Donuts announces major expansion plans in China to rival Starbucks

Dunkin’ Donuts announces major expansion plans in China to rival Starbucks

(Relaxnews) – A coffee war is set to be staged across China over the next few decades, as Dunkin’ Donuts gets ready to open 1,400 restaurants in the hopes of wooing a notoriously tea-loving country to drink their more affordable cup of joe. Over the next 20 years, the coffee and baked goods chain said […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Minimalist cuts and silhouettes at Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2015

Minimalist cuts and silhouettes at Ralph Lauren Pre-Fall 2015

(Relaxnews) – Legendary American designer Ralph Lauren unveiled his latest collection in New York City, presenting the Pre-Fall line as an ode to easy luxury. Ralph Lauren went with a pretty strict color theme this season, and stuck to white, cream and different shades of yellowy brown from sand to a deep chestnut. The play worked […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Matt Bomer to play Montgomery Clift on HBO

Matt Bomer to play Montgomery Clift on HBO

(Relaxnews) – The actor has landed the title role in “Monty Clift,” a biopic in development at HBO on the 1950s Hollywood star. After cutting his teeth on Broadway, Montgomery Clift launched his silver screen career in 1948, just before turning 30, when he co-starred with John Wayne in the western “Red River.” But it […]

10.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Design agenda: ringing in 2015 with Maison&Objet

Design agenda: ringing in 2015 with Maison&Objet

(Relaxnews) – 2015 promises to be a bumper year for design, and January is a big month. Things kick off with the 20th anniversary of Maison&Objet in Paris, then it’s on to Formex Sweden before hopping over to Toronto Design Week. Here are the hottest events happening in the design world over the next few […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
Ryan Reynolds’ cat commands murder in ‘The Voices’

Ryan Reynolds’ cat commands murder in ‘The Voices’

(Relaxnews) – Entertainment Weekly released the first trailer for the new feature from Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian writer and director best known for “Persepolis” (2007), an adaptation of her own comic book. A horror comedy with talking animals, “The Voices” is certainly far from conventional. Ryan Reynolds stars as Jerry, a slightly deranged factory worker. […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Neri wants five kids with Chito

Neri wants five kids with Chito

Actress Neri Naig is keen on becoming a mother. The 29-year-old opened up about her plans going forward with husband Chito Miranda following their wedding. She said that she wants to have five kids but added that the “Parokya ni Edgar” lead vocalist only has two in mind. “I want five kids, pero ang gusto […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
US Republicans begin two years of congressional rule

US Republicans begin two years of congressional rule

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States | AFP  – A new US Congress convened Tuesday in snowy Washington, where freshly-empowered Republican leaders seek quick economic victories like approving the Keystone pipeline and move to counter President Barack Obama’s agenda ahead of 2016. Rather than embark straight away on deep and complicated reforms, the Republicans who […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Same-sex couples wed in Florida as gay marriage ban ends

Same-sex couples wed in Florida as gay marriage ban ends

Miami, United States | AFP |  – Scores of same-sex Florida couples tied the knot early Tuesday after the state’s ban on gay marriage ended. Overjoyed couples filed into courthouses and exchanged vows just after midnight, as Florida became the 36th of America’s 50 states to allow gay marriage. “I’m glad it’s finally legal,” William […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating one avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat diet can improve cholesterol levels, according to researchers from the American Heart Association who worked with overweight and obese individuals in a small-scale study. The research team set out to see what would happen if saturated fatty acids from the typical American diet […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Spring 2015 makeup: Laura Mercier’s subtle watercolor palette

Spring 2015 makeup: Laura Mercier’s subtle watercolor palette

(Relaxnews) – Watercolour Clouds is the cosmetics brand’s new spring makeup collection, characterized by discreet shades and delicate textures. “Find your zen”: this is Laura Mercier’s invitation to makeup enthusiasts ahead of the spring 2015 season. Titled Watercolour Clouds, the brand’s new makeup line is all about quiet, relaxed glamour, a mood conveyed in slightly […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Observation deck of One World Trade Center named top new attraction 2015

Observation deck of One World Trade Center named top new attraction 2015

(Relaxnews) – Travel experts at Lonely Planet have named the opening of the observation deck at the One World Trade Center in New York the most anticipated new travel experience of 2015. Set to open this spring, the observation deck will give visitors sweeping views of Manhattan from the 102nd floor. The new attraction is […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Images of urban America find a lasting home

Images of urban America find a lasting home

(Washington-AFP) – The US Library of Congress has purchased the archives of a Chilean-born photographer who has documented the decay of great American cities for more than four decades. More than 5,000 images by Camilo Jose Vergara will fill a gap in the library’s prints and photography collection, which until now has been short of […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Downey Jr, Lawrence win big at People’s Choice awards

Downey Jr, Lawrence win big at People’s Choice awards

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence emerged the biggest movie star winners at the People’s Choice awards Wednesday, while on the small screen “The Big Bang Theory” won the coveted top TV show. “Iron Man” star Downey Jr. won both favorite movie actor and favorite dramatic movie actor, while “Hunger Games” actress […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The digital disease: too much time on tech devices means our eyes are suffering

The digital disease: too much time on tech devices means our eyes are suffering

(Relaxnews) – Americans are so addicted to their digital devices that it is posing a threat to their eyesight, a new report indicates. According to a report by The Vision Council, 93.3 percent of Americans spend two or more hours every day on digital devices for work or play, resulting in “digital eye strain”. A shocking […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Health & Fitness, Online, Science & Technology ·
Jeremy Scott and adidas Originals to launch first fragrance in February

Jeremy Scott and adidas Originals to launch first fragrance in February

(Relaxnews) – The very first fragrance from Jeremy Scott and adidas Originals will arrive in stores on February 1 in a limited edition of 10,000 bottles. After over a decade of collaboration in fashion, Jeremy Scott and adidas Originals are now launching their first scent, a unisex eau de toilette. Concocted by the noses Maurice […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Foie gras back on menu in California

Foie gras back on menu in California

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Californians will be able to legally eat foie gras again after a judge Wednesday overturned a ban on sales of the delicacy, outlawed in the US state for the past 18 months. One restaurateur who has fought the ban said he would begin serving foie gras again immediately. “It will be back […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Biker styling and floral motifs at Christopher Kane Resort 2015

Biker styling and floral motifs at Christopher Kane Resort 2015

(Relaxnews) – The London-based designer’s latest collection was a diverse look at autumnal dressing, with the Scot’s eager eye for detail. Christopher Kane is the master of a motif. His latest collection opened with a patent leather biker jacket with Mongolian wool with the slick leather appearing across dark tailoring, dresses and separates as asymmetric […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Reese Witherspoon joins Matt Damon comedy ‘Downsizing’

Reese Witherspoon joins Matt Damon comedy ‘Downsizing’

(Relaxnews) – “Wild” actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is on board for a satirical project directed by Alexander Payne. With Damon committed to filming 2016’s “The Bourne Betrayal,” timing could prove critical for Witherspoon, according to Deadline. Her next film, “Don’t Mess With Texas,” is due for release in May. Payne, widely recognized for his work […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The top 20 airports and airlines that will have you arrive on time

The top 20 airports and airlines that will have you arrive on time

(Relaxnews) – Flying the flagship carrier of Latvia and transiting through Munich Airport is the best way to ensure your on-time arrival, suggest the results of a new report that ranks the best carriers and airports for punctuality. In the OAG Punctuality League 2014 report, analysts sifted through their database of 900 airlines around the […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
First ‘Batman v Superman’ trailer could debut next month

First ‘Batman v Superman’ trailer could debut next month

(Relaxnews) – According to the Projection List, a website specializing in the official release dates of movie trailers and teasers, Warner plans to reveal the first official footage from “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” on February 6 with its sci-fi movie “Jupiter Ascending.” The website adds that the preview in question will actually be […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Light-dappled looks in Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Light-dappled looks in Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Italian designer Giorgio Armani teamed up with Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø for his latest men’s and women’s campaign. Shot in London, the latest Giorgio Armani images shows off the 80-year-old designer’s spring collections juxtaposed against a canvas of abstract photography. Focusing on the concept of imaginary journeys and intense light, Josephine Le Tutour stars in the […]

08.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
US senator outlines torture prevention proposals to Obama

US senator outlines torture prevention proposals to Obama

Washington, United States | AFP |  – The lawmaker behind the explosive US Senate report on enhanced interrogation techniques presented several torture prevention proposals Monday to President Barack Obama including a ban on the CIA holding detainees. Senator Dianne Feinstein said she would introduce legislation early in the congressional session, which begins Tuesday, that would […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace expects results from PNP probes of stray bullet cases

Palace expects results from PNP probes of stray bullet cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday said it expects results from the Philippine National Police in investigating stray bullet cases that marred the recent holidays. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Philippine National Police had expressed confidence it can trace the perpetrators of such incidents. “Umaasa tayo the efforts of the PNP will bear […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Andi ‘never getting back together’ with Jake

Andi ‘never getting back together’ with Jake

Enough is enough for Andi Eigenmann. The 24-year-old actress spoke with finality and admitted that she has no plans of ever getting back together with Jake Ejercito, after the latter made public his relationship with another woman. The report identified the woman as KC del Rosario. “Alam ko naman na walang masama doon kasi hindi […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
DFA looking into reported sinking of cargo ship with 19 Filipino sailors in Vietnam

DFA looking into reported sinking of cargo ship with 19 Filipino sailors in Vietnam

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is looking into the reported sinking of a cargo ship in Vietnam carrying 19 Filipinos, spokesperson Charles Jose said on Saturday. Jose said the DFA is coordinating with Vietnamese authorities to confirm the reported sinking of the Bulk Jupiter, which supposedly carried 19 Filipino crew members. […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Construction begins on first bullet train service in US

Construction begins on first bullet train service in US

(Relaxnews) – After a two-year delay, officials have broken ground on a high speed rail service in California which, when complete, will be able to shuttle travelers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours. Government, business and transportation leaders at the California High-Speed Rail Authority gathered in Fresno Tuesday to officially break […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Elle Fanning signs for ‘The Neon Demon’ with Refn

Elle Fanning signs for ‘The Neon Demon’ with Refn

(Relaxnews) – “Maleficent” star Elle Fanning is on board for horror project “The Neon Demon” from “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn. Backed by two French production companies, the film will be a “female-driven horror” with Elle Fanning as “an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise,” according to TheWrap. Production is […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Justin Bieber smolders in new Calvin Klein pics

Justin Bieber smolders in new Calvin Klein pics

(Relaxnews) – Canadian singer Justin Bieber and Dutch model Lara Stone co-star in the latest campaign for Calvin Klein’s Jeans and Underwear lines. Calvin Klein’s latest campaign sees the return of Dutch supermodel Lara Stone, who has worked extensively for the brand, alongside Platinum-selling pop phenomenon Justin Bieber. The Spring 2015 Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘The Accountant’ with Ben Affleck grows its cast

‘The Accountant’ with Ben Affleck grows its cast

(Relaxnews) – Cynthia Addai-Robinson, who plays Amanda Waller on the CW series “Arrow,” has boarded the upcoming feature from Gavin O’Connor. The actress will play a Treasury Department analyst, according to Variety, and will share the screen with Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick (“Into the Woods”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and Jon Berenthal (“The Walking Dead,” “Fury”). […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The most popular 2015 travel destination among Asians: Japan

The most popular 2015 travel destination among Asians: Japan

(Relaxnews) – Japan has emerged the most popular vacation destination in 2015 for travelers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China in a poll of travel habits in Asia-Pacific. In a new survey by Travelzoo, which publishes travel deals around the world, 56 percent of Taiwanese respondents said they plan to visit Japan in 2015. […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Men eat local, women will explore: study

Men eat local, women will explore: study

(Relaxnews) – The eating habits of a group of Canadian men reflect what’s available and healthy in their residential neighborhood, however, those of the women do not, say researchers at the University of Montreal. “We found that, for men only, intake of fruit and vegetables was positively associated with the proportion of healthy food outlets […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Star Cinema brings ‘EDSA Woolworth’ to Philippine screens starting January 14

Star Cinema brings ‘EDSA Woolworth’ to Philippine screens starting January 14

Pokwang starrer from TFC@theMovies kicks off Star Cinema’s 2015 movie line-up  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, January 5, 2015 – The second original feature film of TFC@theMovies that was the talk of the town among Filipino moviegoers of North America back in November 2014 will be shown in Philippine screens starting January 14.  ABS-CBN Star Cinema is bringing the […]

Get Free Tickets to see Sarah Geronimo at the Pechanga Theater

Get Free Tickets to see Sarah Geronimo at the Pechanga Theater

If you are interested in seeing Sarah Geronimo live at Pechanga Resort & Casino, then perhaps this is your lucky day. Pechanga Resort & Casino announced a raffle contest, which will give away two pairs of tickets to see Sarah Geronimo at the Pechanga Theater on January 17th at 8:00 PM. The raffle contest will […]

06.01.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Promotions ·
Twitter breaks out its own video platform

Twitter breaks out its own video platform

(Relaxnews) – Joining the ranks of YouTube and Facebook, Twitter has become the latest internet giant to launch its own native video platform, allowing users to upload and share footage of under 10 minutes. So far, the service supports MP4 and MOV video files with up to 10 minutes of footage. The video must be […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
The autonomous car is coming and Nvidia wants to be in its driver’s seat

The autonomous car is coming and Nvidia wants to be in its driver’s seat

(Relaxnews) – At the 2015 International CES, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off two new automotive computers that will be able to give the digital dashboard of the future a photo-realistic feel and cope with all of the incredibly complex processing that will be needed in order for self-driving cars to travel collision-free. […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
China’s Tencent launches private online bank: report

China’s Tencent launches private online bank: report

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – Chinese Internet giant Tencent, operator of the popular messaging app WeChat, has launched an online bank, a state-backed newspaper said Monday, as the government seeks to foster private lenders. The online bank, called WeBank, will be fully Internet-based with no physical branches, the China Daily newspaper said. WeBank, approved by regulators in July, […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Home & Garden ·
Worldwide box office: the reign of the ‘The Hobbit’ continues

Worldwide box office: the reign of the ‘The Hobbit’ continues

(Relaxnews) – The latest installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy took in $74.4 million during its fourth weekend in theaters, bringing its cumulative revenues to $700 million. A distant second is “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” Shawn Levy’s third film starring Ben Stiller as the security guard at a museum where the displays […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marilyn Monroe named Max Factor face

Marilyn Monroe named Max Factor face

(Relaxnews) – Legendary Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe has taken on a new posthumous role as Max Factor’s new global glamour ambassador. It was 80 years ago that Mr. Max Factor made Hollywood history with his make-up studio which transformed the looks of some of the industry’s biggest stars including a young Norma Jeane, who owed […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Maxene Magalona cites career growth for network transfer

Maxene Magalona cites career growth for network transfer

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — MAXENE Magalona admitted that she moved to ABS-CBN for career growth, saying it’s time for a “change of scenery.” “I want to grow as an artist. I want to explore. Gusto ko pang gumawa ng mas marami pang roles at makatrabaho ang mas marami pang artista,” said Maxene, a former Kapuso talent. […]

05.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Basketball: Street basketball presses for Olympic place

Basketball: Street basketball presses for Olympic place

(PARIS-AFP) – Basketball has become the latest sport wanting an extra event in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, while at the same time battling to keep Japan in the Olympic tournament. International Basketball Federation (FIBA) president Horacio Muratore told AFP that new International Olympic Committee reforms had made street basketball, three players against three, a prime […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Mark your calendar: the top automotive shows of 2015

Mark your calendar: the top automotive shows of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Starting this month with the annual event in Brussels, 2015 will be a busy year for the international automotive industry. For US-based car fans, most of the action will take place in the first quarter of the year between Detroit, Chicago and New York. In Europe, the two most important shows will be […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
‘Downton Abbey’ estate opens up for overnight guest stays

‘Downton Abbey’ estate opens up for overnight guest stays

(Relaxnews) – Brace yourselves, ‘Downton Abbey’ fans: the British estate that has become famous around the world as the setting for the popular period drama will be opening up one of their lodges for overnight stays on Valentine’s Day. While guests wouldn’t be staying in Highclere Castle itself — the show’s signature setting — couples looking to […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Two American landmarks join Lego’s Architecture series

Two American landmarks join Lego’s Architecture series

(Relaxnews) – Attention design fans: two great American landmarks, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Flatiron building in New York go on sale this year as part of the Lego Architecture series. The Flatiron building, located close by the toy giant’s new headquarters in New York’s Flatiron district, inspired Lego to create a replica […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Home & Garden ·
Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

Uber rings in New Year with two million rides

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Car-sharing startup Uber on Friday bragged it rang in the New Year with two million rides, many of them apparently to revellers heading home in early morning hours. And while demand for rides spiked from one to two in the morning in most cities where Uber operates, partiers in Paris didn’t put […]

03.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
‘Glee’ reveals the first footage from its final season

‘Glee’ reveals the first footage from its final season

(Relaxnews) – Before returning to Fox in 2015 with its sixth and final season, the musical series has released a first look at one of its last performances, an interpretation of British songwriter Ed Sheeran’s “Sing.” Performed by the Dalton Academy Warblers and their new coach Blaine (Darren Criss), the song is an excerpt from […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

‘Kalettes’ and ‘broccoflower’ to hit produce aisles in 2015: report

(Relaxnews) – In 2015, look out for hybrid vegetables like kalettes — a mash-up of brussels sprouts and kale — Mexican cuisine, and ethnic breakfast offerings to trend in restaurants and kitchens, predicts another report from food diviners. According to market research group thefoodpeople.co.uk, the produce aisle in grocery stores will feature more hybrid vegetables […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Bottega Veneta concocts a more intense version of Pour Homme fragrance

Bottega Veneta concocts a more intense version of Pour Homme fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian leather goods maker has opened a new chapter in its olfactory history with the launch of Pour Homme Extrême. The new men’s fragrance combines leather and luxury, two hallmarks of the Bottega Veneta house. Master noses Antoine Maisondieu and Daniela Andrier collaborated to create this exquisite essence, which is composed primarily […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance line gets sweet additions

Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance line gets sweet additions

(Relaxnews) – Marc Jacobs has unveiled two new flanker versions of the popular Daisy fragrance for women. Two new Sorbet editions of the Daisy perfume were both created by Firmenich for the brand and were blended by perfumer Richard Herpin (the nose behind different scents for Avon, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein). The Daisy Sorbet Edition is […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

5 allies for post-holiday detoxing

(Relaxnews) – After the holidays — with their traditional onslaught of stuffing, gravy, and mountains of chocolate — our bodies are begging for a detox session. When it comes to shedding water weight and eliminating toxins, we rely on the liver and other organs, and there are several ways to give them a boost. Here […]

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

Elvis’s private jets go up for auction

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

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

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

02.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Aga thrilled to be recognized as host

Aga thrilled to be recognized as host

Aga Muhlach regrets he was not present to receive his first award as TV host of a travel show in this year’s Star Awards for TV of the Philippine Movie Press Club. Aga has been in the US with his wife, Charlene Gonzales, and their twins, Atasha and Andres. They hope to be back for […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL awaits Pope’s arrival

PHL awaits Pope’s arrival

Massive flight disruption expected; Holidays declared during pontiff visit MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said over 150 flights will be affected by the flight suspension during Pope Francis’ arrival in Manila on January 15. That involves around 23,000 passengers, the MIAA said. MIAA will suspend the arrival and departure of flights […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama says Sony hack was not ‘an act of war’

Obama says Sony hack was not ‘an act of war’

Washington, United States | AFP |   – North Korea’s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions. Obama promised an unspecified “proportionate” response, and said he would “review” whether to return North Korea to […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Interview’ rakes in more than $15 million online

‘Interview’ rakes in more than $15 million online

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Controversial low-brow comedy “The Interview” scored more than $15 million in online rentals and purchases, entertainment giant Sony said, following an embarrassing cyberattack and threats that led the company to pull the film from theaters. The madcap R-rated comedy featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco revolves around the fictional assassination of North […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Clinton, Oprah women most admired by Americans: poll

Clinton, Oprah women most admired by Americans: poll

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton remains the woman most admired by Americans, followed by television icon Oprah Winfrey and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, polling agency Gallup said Monday. Clinton, a likely 2016 US presidential candidate, won the honor for the 13th year in a row, earning 12 percent of the votes. Winfrey […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Lancôme Absolue turns 50 with Arthus-Bertrand

Lancôme Absolue turns 50 with Arthus-Bertrand

(Relaxnews) – The French beauty brand is celebrating half a century of its Absolue skincare line. To mark the anniversary, Lancôme is launching a new Absolue Precious Oil and also, in collaboration with French engraver and jewelry maker Arthus-Bertrand, a special edition of Absolue L’Extrait. It was 1965 when Lancôme introduced the first Absolue skin […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

Seeing the doctor, overseas: medical tourism booms in Asia

(KUALA LUMPUR-AFP) – The lines snaking into Bangladesh’s overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside — too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian hospital for her heart bypass surgery. […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
A light and floral take on Giorgio Armani Si

A light and floral take on Giorgio Armani Si

(Relaxnews) – In preparation for spring, the Italian brand is transforming one of its newest women’s fragrances into a fresh eau de toilette. Launched in September 2013 as an eau de parfum, Si by Giorgio Armani will take on a new, lighter incarnation in 2015. Si Eau de Toilette is a floral chypre that plays […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

Filipina chosen for Tournament of Roses Royal Court

The 126th Rose Parade is just days away, and one Filipina worthy of a mention is on the Royal Court. Gabrielle Current, who lives in Pasadena and is a senior at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was selected from over 800 young women who competed for the honor of serving as a member of the 2015 Tournament […]

29.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

Fil-Am from Cavite is California Teacher of the Year

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – When Filipino-American Lovelyn Marquez-Prueher was a young immigrant student struggling to learn English, her teacher thought she had a learning disability. She also got bullied by classmates because of her foreign accent. “Those challenges have made me a strong advocate for immigrant students who are English learners,” said […]

25.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

‘Fresh Off The Boat’ is coming soon on ABC

Comedy is first Asian American TV show in 20 years By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On this year’s Conference for Creative Content (C3), Visual Communications presented ABC’s newest comedy TV show – “Fresh Off The Boat.” A special screening of the pilot episode was held last December 6 at the David Henry Hwang Theatre in Los Angeles for students, creatives, media executives […]

22.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News ·
Kate Spade Walk on Air in stores for spring

Kate Spade Walk on Air in stores for spring

(Relaxnews) – New York City-based fashion and lifestyle label Kate Spade has a new fragrance due out in March next year. Inspired by the brand’s home city, Kate Spade’s ‘Walk on Air’ is a fresh floral-packed scent built around a delicate lily of the valley heart and concocted by Mexican-born perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux, the nose behind scents […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

Norway says farmed salmon safe and urges public to eat more

(OSLO-AFP) – Farmed Norwegian salmon — repeatedly criticised for its supposed effects on health — can be safely eaten even by pregnant women, a new report by experts said Monday. A fixture of Christmas and New Year celebrations in Europe, farmed salmon has become more and more controversial, with a French TV programme last year […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Oscar nominee Wallis shines in ‘Annie’ remake

Oscar nominee Wallis shines in ‘Annie’ remake

(MIAMI-AFP) – Oscar-nominated child star Quvenzhane Wallis brings her trademark zest to a new big-screen version of the classic Broadway musical “Annie,” retold for the social media era. The film — incidentally among the Sony productions leaked online by hackers — tells the story of the young heroine who, while striving to find her real […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kate Upton named world’s sexiest woman

Kate Upton named world’s sexiest woman

(Relaxnews) – American actress and model Kate Upton was named People Magazine’s sexiest woman of the year at a ceremony Friday in Los Angeles. It’s what one might call the revenge of a blonde. Criticized for her curves, the 22-year-old beauty has just earned the title of sexiest woman alive at the annual People Magazine […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Fantasy epic ‘The Hobbit’ casts spell on box office

Fantasy epic ‘The Hobbit’ casts spell on box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Tolkien epic “The Hobbit” weaved its magic at the North American box office this weekend, signaling a farewell to the blockbuster fantasy franchise, industry estimates showed Sunday. The last of six films adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” took $56.2 […]

21.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Madonna releases new songs after leaks

Madonna releases new songs after leaks

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

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

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

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

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Samsung is pulling its ChatOn messaging app

Samsung is pulling its ChatOn messaging app

(Relaxnews) – Despite initially denying media reports, several weeks on Samsung has now confirmed that from February, ChatOn will be no more. On November 24 the Korea Times reported that ChatOn, Samsung’s answer to services like WhatsApp, was about to disappear because despite high user numbers, it was proving unprofitable. Samsung rejected the story and issued a […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Hugs can help ward off stress, infection: study

Hugs can help ward off stress, infection: study

(Relaxnews) – It may sound strange, but hugs can protect stressed individuals from getting sick, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who say hugging represents a close relationship and a source of social support. “We know that people experiencing ongoing conflicts with others are less able to fight off cold viruses,” says lead study […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Online travel searches for Cuba spike 300 percent following Obama news

Online travel searches for Cuba spike 300 percent following Obama news

(Relaxnews) – American travelers were quick to react to news that President Barack Obama plans to end the diplomatic deep-freeze with Cuba and ease travel restrictions, driving online traffic for Cuba up nearly 300 percent on TripAdvisor, reports the online travel site. On December 17, when the historic news broke, searches for Cuba on the […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Minivans to replace New York’s iconic yellow cabs

Minivans to replace New York’s iconic yellow cabs

(Relaxnews) – New York’s iconic yellow cab, the four-door sedan as symbolic of the Big Apple as black cabs are of London, is about to be phased out for wheelchair-accessible mini-vans. But lest the replacement offend stalwart New Yorkers, vans will be painted in the city’s trademark canary yellow. Beginning next spring, retiring taxis will […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Holiday make-up: golden shimmer and glamorous lips

Holiday make-up: golden shimmer and glamorous lips

(Relaxnews) – For their holiday collections, cosmetics makers have drawn upon Fall-Winter trends, adding a touch of glamour and some of the colors traditionally associated with the festive season. A few overriding trends have emerged among these lines: golden shimmer, a natural, luminous complexion and intense lips. Golden Shock by Dior The house of Christian […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays ·
In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts

In United States, drones take off as Christmas gifts

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Andrew Steele, 15, chose a drone as a Christmas present. And he’s not alone. Thousands of drone fans — young and old — turned out at a recent show in Los Angeles. While historically people have thought of drones as military aircraft or flying devices used by businesses, the growth of drones […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Ibuprofen use could extend lifespan

Ibuprofen use could extend lifespan

(Relaxnews) – An over-the-counter pain-relieving and fever-reducing drug could lead to a longer and healthier life for many species and possibly humans, too, according to a new study at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in the US. “We first used baker’s yeast, which is an established aging model, and noticed that the yeast treated with ibuprofen […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Wild blueberries can neutralize a high-fat diet: study

Wild blueberries can neutralize a high-fat diet: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating blueberries picked in the wild, called bilberries, can diminish the many undesirable effects of a high-fat diet, including inflammation and rising blood pressure, according to a study at the University of Eastern Finland. The research team fed mice a high-fat diet over the course of three months and gave some of them […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

LG’s updated WebOS smart TVs platform to spotlight 4K content

(Relaxnews) – At CES 2015, LG will reveal a series of smart TVs with WebOS 2.0, the new version of its dedicated operating system. Updates to the platform will include enhanced responsiveness and a new offering of ultra high-definition (4K) content. Above all else, this new version of WebOS will provide enhanced speed and smoother […]

20.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
The hottest new models: who to watch in 2015

The hottest new models: who to watch in 2015

(Relaxnews) – We take a look at some of the brightest emerging talents in the world of fashion modeling. Who will be 2015’s Kendall and Cara? The runway superstar – Binx Walton Sure, Tennessee-born Leona ‘Binx’ Walton has been around a couple of seasons now, but 2015 could be the year she becomes something of a household name. […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
Hugh Jackman in talks for ‘X-Men Apocalypse’

Hugh Jackman in talks for ‘X-Men Apocalypse’

(Relaxnews) – The Australian actor could join the third film in this prequel trilogy, either for a brief cameo or a more substantial role. If Hugh Jackman signs up for the film, it will be his seventh time — or eighth when counting his very brief appearance in “X-Men: First Class” — portraying the immortal […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·