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 ·
The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

The future of sports injuries: 3D-printed implants could let you play again

(Relaxnews) – An idea that once seemed absurd is now looking entirely possible, for researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have managed to successfully implant 3D-printed cartilage in sheep. Specifically, they replaced the meniscus, which is a piece of C-shaped cartilage, the tearing of which is one of the most common knee injuries, according to […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
US, Italy and India lead CN Traveler’s hotel Gold List 2015

US, Italy and India lead CN Traveler’s hotel Gold List 2015

(Relaxnews) – According to the arbiters of taste at CN Traveler magazine, Italian, Indian and Californian hoteliers are the most likely to go above and beyond the call of duty. Because when asked to name their favorite hotels around the world for the 2015 edition of the Gold List, decision-makers gave nods to 11 addresses […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
La Perla Atelier line to launch during Paris haute couture fashion week

La Perla Atelier line to launch during Paris haute couture fashion week

(Relaxnews) – Italian luxury lingerie brand La Perla has announced a new collection designed by Emiliano Rinaldi: La Perla Atelier is set to launch as part of Paris’s upcoming haute couture fashion week with a runway show on January 26. Rinaldi, who has his own Emiliano Rinaldi line based in Florence, is also the designer behind La Perla’s […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Spring 2015 makeup: explosive lips and pastel lids at Chanel

Spring 2015 makeup: explosive lips and pastel lids at Chanel

(Relaxnews) – The French capital continues to inspire new collections from leading cosmetics makers. On the heels of Lancôme’s unveiling of its French Innocence line, Chanel has revealed its own collection inspired by Parisian gardens in the spring. With Rêverie Parisienne, the brand’s Makeup Creation Studio plays upon contrasts, using a vast palette of shades […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
First Dunhill perfume developed under John Ray due in early 2015

First Dunhill perfume developed under John Ray due in early 2015

(Relaxnews) – In the first quarter of next year, the British brand will launch Icon, its first fragrance created under the creative direction of John Ray, who arrived at the head of the Dunhill label earlier this year. A woody aromatic, Icon was developed by Carlos Benaim — the nose behind Pure Poison by Dior […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

Sequel to Mandela’s autobiography to be published in 2015

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – A sequel to the late Nelson’s Mandela’s autobiography “The Long Walk to Freedom” is to be published in South Africa next year, the former president’s foundation said Wednesday. The book titled “The Presidential Years”, which Mandela began writing in 1998, will be based on his five years in office. He had already drafted […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: News ·
When you lose weight, where does it go?

When you lose weight, where does it go?

(Relaxnews) – In the midst of a global obsession with dieting lies an oft-pondered question that not even many healthcare professionals can answer correctly: Where do the lost pounds go? A new study from the University of New South Wales says the mass is exhaled as carbon dioxide. “There is surprising ignorance and confusion about […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Olympics: US will bid for 2024 Olympics

Olympics: US will bid for 2024 Olympics

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The United States Olympic Committee announced Tuesday it will bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, but the candidate city won’t be selected until early next year. Los Angeles, Washington, Boston and San Francisco all made their final pitches for staging the four-yearly showpiece to the USOC board of directors on Tuesday. […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

Top 100 restaurants in US dominated by American cuisine

(Relaxnews) – Though the foodie elite may prefer restaurants where foods are centrifuged, foamed and spherified, according to the latest restaurant ranking from user-generated online booking site OpenTable, the Everyman diner prefers a good old-fashioned steak. Because topping the site’s 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards is not a fancy, exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant in New York or […]

17.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Jeb Bush a step closer toward White House run

Jeb Bush a step closer toward White House run

By Jérôme Cartillier Washington, United States | AFP |   – Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother of the 43rd president of the United States and son of the 41st, appears to be preparing a bid to become the 45th. George H.W. Bush’s 61-year-old second son promised Sunday that he would make up his mind […]

16.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
LBC Express and Sigue announce a strategic partnership

LBC Express and Sigue announce a strategic partnership

Holiday consumer promotion kicks off relationship Sigue Corporation (“Sigue”), a global money transfer leader, announced on December 9, 2014 that it has entered into a strategic distribution partnership with LBC Express, Inc., (“LBC”) one of the Philippines’ largest payment and logistics supply chain company.  This collaboration allows consumers of both companies to send money to virtually anywhere […]

16.12.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app

Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Washington is developing a smartphone app to enable its taxis to compete head-on with Uber and other ride-sharing services, the US capital’s taxi commission said Friday. Beta testing of the Universal DC TaxiApp is scheduled to begin in March, and if all goes well it could be fully in service by late spring. […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Smelling sweet: the Bulgarian deodorant that you eat

Smelling sweet: the Bulgarian deodorant that you eat

(ASENOVGRAD, Bulgaria-AFP) – There are sprays, roll-ons and sticks. Now one Bulgarian candy-maker is offering a new kind of deodorant: in the form of delicious sweets. “It’s an old saying that true beauty comes from inside…. Why not from a candy?” Ventsislav Peychev, owner of Bulgaria’s small Alpi candy factory owner, told AFP. He claims […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Offbeat ·
Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

Miss South Africa crowned Miss World

(LONDON-AFP) – Miss South Africa, 22-year-old Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday, with an estimated billion viewers watching on television around the globe. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition, contested by women […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, World News ·
New technology helps colorblind enjoy TV

New technology helps colorblind enjoy TV

(Relaxnews) – Newly available for integration on home TV-top boxes, Eyeteq technology enables colorblind viewers to distinguish between red and green, improving their experience with new details they might not have been able to see previously. The impact on those without colorblindness who may be watching too is minimal, according to UK-based parent company Spectral Edge. […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

Spice pen makes edible art a piece of cake

(Relaxnews) – Trained baristas may have the edge when it comes to latte art, but a new tool lets the rest of us create edible drawings that are just as impressive. The Cinnibird, a pen that makes it easy to decorate food with ground spices, will soon be launched following successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

Crowdfunded salad and ‘babygate’: a look back at some of the big food stories of 2014

(Relaxnews) – Potato salad. And crying babies. In 2014, some of the big food stories rallied thousands of strangers behind a simple project — to make good potato salad — and sparked heated debate about bringing kids to fine dining restaurants. As the year draws to a close, here’s a selection of some of the […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Miss World set to be crowned in London

Miss World set to be crowned in London

(LONDON-AFP) – More than 120 beauty queens from around the world are hoping to be crowned 2014’s Miss World at a glitzy pageant in London on Sunday watched by millions on television worldwide. The event has been overshadowed by the murder of Miss Honduras, 19-year-old Maria Jose Alvarado, shot dead with her sister in their […]

14.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, World News ·
Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

Facebook is still struggling with a ‘dislike’ button

(Relaxnews) – At a public Q&A meeting on Thursday, the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg accepted that Facebook’s 1.2 billion users need a third way of responding to their friends’ posts, but not one that’s too negative. Whenever users get a chance to grill their favorite social network’s creator, the absence of a dislike button is […]

Spring 2015 makeup: metallic shades and natural lips at Shu Uemura

Spring 2015 makeup: metallic shades and natural lips at Shu Uemura

(Relaxnews) – The famous Japanese beauty brand is playing the metallic card ahead of the Spring-Summer 2015 season, presenting a collection that places particular emphasis on the eyes. Just when we thought the metallic makeup trend was behind us, the cosmetics expert Shu Uemura proves otherwise with its Metallic Bouquet collection. The gaze is clearly […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

Blockbuster KimXi tandem returns with Ai Ai in the wacky ‘Past Tense’

TFC@theMovies brings current number one Filipino comedy film to 38 theatres in the U.S. and 13 in Canada starting December 5 REDWOOD SHORES, CA – The last time Kim Chiu and Xian Lim teamed up on the big screen under award-winning director Mae Cruz Alviar – which was just in early 2014 – their film Bride for Rent grossed over P326 million in the […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Services ·
Was Jolina-Marvin romance real?

Was Jolina-Marvin romance real?

Actress Jolina Magdangal admitted that she had real feelings for former onscreen partner Marvin Agustin back in the day. Magdangal recalled that there were instances when she told Agustin about her feelings. “Kasi feeling ko noong mga bata pa kami, kapag magjowa kayo nag-a-‘I love you’-han kayo,” she said. “E ako lang ang nag-a-‘I love […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Olivia Wilde named H&M Conscious Exclusive spokesmodel

Olivia Wilde named H&M Conscious Exclusive spokesmodel

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, December 11, H&M announced American actress Olivia Wilde as the face of the latest Conscious Exclusive collection, the Swedish giant’s line of more environmentally sustainable apparel. Ever more committed to eco-friendly and sustainable fashion, the famous retail chain is still determined to keep things glamorous. To represent its new Conscious Exclusive […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ rides could be coming to BBC-themed park

‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ rides could be coming to BBC-themed park

(Relaxnews) – The BBC will be bringing some of its popular TV shows and characters to life at a new £2 billion theme park that’s expected to open in North Kent in 2020. That means that some of the British broadcaster’s most popular shows including “Doctor Who,” “Top Gear” and “Sherlock” could be turned into […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

Diners thankful for menu calorie counts: survey

(Relaxnews) – A new ruling by the US FDA that requires chain restaurants and vending machines to reveal the nutritional content of their proposed meals and snacks is having a positive effect on diners’ choices, according to a new survey by WebMD. Nearly 75 percent of respondents who’d seen the calorie counts say it’s helpful […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Permanent residence for caregivers is no longer automatic

Live in Caregivers in Canada have received some bad news lately. The Canadian government did warn the public that major changes were being drafted to amend the live-in caregiver program but it now seems that caregivers will not automatically become permanent residence after two years of work. The old system essentially guaranteed that a caregiver would become […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

New AARP report reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Age 50+

Household income, consumer spending, and poverty levels vary widely among AAPI groups WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A new research report from AARP reveals economic disparity among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) age 50+. When viewed as a whole, AAPIs appear more financially secure than the general population, but the aggregate totals and median averages mask […]

12.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Another J.K Rowling novel headed to the BBC

Another J.K Rowling novel headed to the BBC

(Relaxnews) – The BBC will air a drama series adapted from “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” a novel published in 2013 under J.K. Rowling’s pen name Robert Galbraith. The book, the first in a new series, follows Cormoran Strike, private eye and war veteran. Strike helps John Bristow to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of his […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Kirsten Dunst joins season two of ‘Fargo’

Kirsten Dunst joins season two of ‘Fargo’

(Relaxnews) – The latest movie star to cross over to the small screen, Kirsten Dunst has signed up for the second season of the TV series inspired by the Coen brothers’ feature. The next 10 episodes of “Fargo” will be set in 1979 in the towns of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Bee propolis offers hope for hair regrowth: study

Bee propolis offers hope for hair regrowth: study

(Relaxnews) – A substance from honeybee hives called propolis encouraged hair growth in mice during a new study conducted by researchers in Japan. The resin-like material is used by honeybees to seal small crevices in their hives, according to the research team, which says it could contain important clues for reversing hair loss in humans. […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness ·
Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

Potato extract stabilizes weight despite calorie-laden diet: study

(Relaxnews) – In a study so surprising that the research team repeated their experiment, a simple potato extract put a cap on weight gain even when the laboratory mice were allowed a diet high in fat and refined carbohydrates. Mice were fed what was reportedly an obesity-inducing diet for 10 weeks, soon gaining more than […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Letterman to host final ‘Late Show’ on May 20

Letterman to host final ‘Late Show’ on May 20

(NEW YORK-AFP) – David Letterman’s final “Late Show” appearance after decades in the hot seat will be on May 20, CBS television said Wednesday. “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, president of CBS. “It’s going to be […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
PNoy suffering from ‘very bad’ cold, skips Pasay event

PNoy suffering from ‘very bad’ cold, skips Pasay event

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III is under the weather and decided to skip an event where he was scheduled to deliver a speech on Tuesday. Aquino had to cancel his attendance to the National Competition Conference in Pasay City at short notice because he is not feeling well, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima […]

11.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lonely Planet names Queens best US destination of 2015

Lonely Planet names Queens best US destination of 2015

(Relaxnews) – Brooklyn? Fuggedaboutit. Editors at travel guide Lonely Planet have declared Queens New York’s hottest borough, and the top US destination for 2015. The latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Best in the US list forecasts the destinations that have made their radar for exciting food scenes, adventures and unusual attractions, and for celebrating major […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online ·
Harvey Nichols to open Qatar location

Harvey Nichols to open Qatar location

(Relaxnews) – The British luxury retailer will be expanding its presence in the Middle East with a new store in Doha. Harvey Nichols has signed a deal with the Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group of Companies for a brand new multibrand store in Qatar, set to open in the first few months of 2017. […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
PHL stands firm on sea dispute with China

PHL stands firm on sea dispute with China

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippines shrugged off criticism from China on Monday after Beijing slammed the nation for challenging its territorial claims in international courts, in a dispute over resource-rich waters. Philippine foreign ministry spokesman Charles Jose denied Manila was taking its complaint to a UN tribunal as a way to put […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Vina recalls ‘passionate’ kissing scene with Robin

Vina recalls ‘passionate’ kissing scene with Robin

Actress-singer Vina Morales on Friday recalled her “passionate” kissing scene with action star Robin Padilla for the epic film “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo.” Morales said the kiss was part of a wedding scene in the movie. “We do have a very passionate kissing scene in the movie. Kasi kailangan because it’s our wedding,” she said. […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Lawndale

LA County to host used oil and filter recycling event in Lawndale

LA County Public Works will host a free used motor oil and oil filter recycling event on December 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Lawndale O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 15122 ½ Hawthorne Blvd. When used oil is illegally dumped into stormdrains, it pollutes local water bodies and contaminates sources of clean drinking water. In […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Happenings, Services ·
SCE warns customers to be aware of utility bill scam this Holiday season

SCE warns customers to be aware of utility bill scam this Holiday season

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Southern California Edison (SCE) warns customers to stay vigilant this holiday season as impostors, claiming to represent the utility, continue a telephone scam demanding immediate payment for allegedly past-due electricity bills. The hustle and bustle of the season makes customers especially vulnerable as telephone bill scammers increase calls threatening to disconnect electrical service unless immediate payment is made on […]

10.12.2014 · Filled under: Christmas, Environment, Holidays, Services ·
Three-year-old slice of royal wedding cake sells for $6,000

Three-year-old slice of royal wedding cake sells for $6,000

(Relaxnews) – An entrepreneur in Silicon Valley has ponied up $6,000 for a slice of three-year-old wedding cake served at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Gee Chuang placed the winning bid for the slice of fruitcake at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills. The cake is presented in a special collector’s tin, […]

Oscars: critics point to ‘Boyhood’ as likely frontrunner

Oscars: critics point to ‘Boyhood’ as likely frontrunner

(Relaxnews) – Movie award season is officially underway, and “Boyhood” has already emerged as one of the top contenders. Critics associations in New York, Boston and Los Angeles have hailed the drama and cited it as a serious candidate in the 2016 Academy Awards. This weekend, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave four awards […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Natalie Portman turns down role in Steve Jobs biopic

Natalie Portman turns down role in Steve Jobs biopic

(Relaxnews) – After entering negotiations just before Thanksgiving, Natalie Portman has declined the offer to play the female lead in Danny Boyle’s movie, Variety announced. The film had already suffered a series of setbacks after both Leonardo Di Caprio and Christian Bale turn down the main role. The biopic was also picked up by Universal […]

Julia Roberts for Givenchy Spring campaign

Julia Roberts for Givenchy Spring campaign

(Relaxnews) – The American actress is the new face of Paris-based luxury brand Givenchy for Spring/Summer 2015. Last season Riccardo Tisci captured Erykah Badu for Givenchy; now this time around the Italian designer hired Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to photograph Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. “I decided to make her more intellectual, more serious, more pure,” he explained to WWD. […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
London, Rome and Paris are most reviewed cities on TripAdvisor

London, Rome and Paris are most reviewed cities on TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – London was the most reviewed city on TripAdvisor this year, while Americans were the most prolific contributors. After combing through the more than 200 million reviews and opinions generated on the site, it appears that travelers have the most to say about the British capital, as visitors penned 565,742 reviews about London in […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Amazon launches 4K service

Amazon launches 4K service

(Relaxnews) – A selection of shows and feature films in ultra-high definition are now available to watch and download for any customer with a compatible television set. Ultra-high definition, or 4K, offers four times the resolution of HD and is slowly but surely inching towards the mainstream and into consumers’ living rooms. It would move […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Cyclone, hurricane, typhoon: Different names, same phenomenon

Paris, France | AFP |   – They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Typhoon is the Asian term for a low-pressure system that is called a hurricane […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Environment, World News ·
US police postpone ‘Run from Cops’ charity event

US police postpone ‘Run from Cops’ charity event

Los Angeles, Etats-Unis | AFP |  – An Arizona police chief has postponed a “Run from the Cops 5K” fundraising event in light of nationwide protests following a series of killings by police of unarmed black men, including in Phoenix. The annual five-kilometer run was planned for Saturday in Tempe, just outside the Arizona state […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Int’l aid pours in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby

Int’l aid pours in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby

MANILA (Mabuhay) – International humanitarian aid is pouring in for communities affected by Typhoon Ruby as the Philippine government determines the scale of damage from the storm, which is now headed towards Central Luzon. Several casualties have been reported in the Visayas, where Ruby first made landfall on Saturday, but Philippine authorities have yet to […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ruby now only a storm but heavy rains still expected in NCR, nearby provinces

Ruby now only a storm but heavy rains still expected in NCR, nearby provinces

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — After lashing parts of the Visayas, Bicol and southern Luzon, Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) weakened into a tropical storm on Monday morning as it made landfall over Marinduque shortly before noon, state weather agency PAGASA said. PAGASA amended its heavy rainfall warning showing Ruby is now a tropical storm, even though heavy rains […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Ruby damage to crops: P498.27-M

Ruby damage to crops: P498.27-M

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) pegged the initial damage estimates on crops and the fisheries sector from the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) at P498.27 million. Based on the latest report of the department’s regional offices, damage estimates for palay, corn and high value crops reached P385.52 million, Assistant Secretary Edilberto De […]

09.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Yen Santos: The crying lady

Yen Santos: The crying lady

“Pure Love” cast member Yen Santos is becoming known among industry insiders as actress whose tears can fall within two seconds whenever required for scenes. In an interview, she disclosed that it took awhile before she found her technique. “Nung umpisa talaga, dalawang oras nila hinihintay pero hindi talaga ako maiyak (sa mga eksena). Sabi […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

2014 in music: the year of Taylor Swift

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

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

Around the world in 8 Christmas trees

(Relaxnews) – ‘Tis the season to pull out the Christmas lights, but if you’re in need of inspiration as to how to decorate your tree then look no further than the world’s major cities, which have been busy trying to outdo one another with their festive displays for 2014. Brazil is a nation that knows […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Christmas, Destinations, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Could foods contain more antioxidants than we thought?

Could foods contain more antioxidants than we thought?

(Relaxnews) – The benefits of certain foods such as orange juice could be more important than we think, according to a new study suggesting current methods for determining antioxidant activity only tell half the story. Researchers from the University of Granada developed a method called the global antioxidant response (GAR) that they claim provides a […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Model of the year: Cara Delevingne

Model of the year: Cara Delevingne

(Relaxnews) – The outstanding model of 2014 has to be Cara Delevingne who branched out this year into both acting and designing, but still somehow managed to find time for an impressive tally of fashion campaigns and shows. The 21-year-old London-born model was one of 2014’s most recognizable faces, both in the world of fashion […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

Will Academy go Oscar ‘Wild’ for Witherspoon?

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Eight years after winning an Oscar for “Walk the Line,” Reese Witherspoon is taking another stroll towards Hollywood glory — but this time, it’s a grueling 1,100-mile solo hike. At least that’s what her character undertakes in “Wild,” a film based on the best-selling, real-life story of a woman’s three-month trek along […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US House votes to extend dozens of tax breaks

US House votes to extend dozens of tax breaks

Washington, United States | AFP   – The US House of Representatives easily approved a sweeping package of tax breaks Wednesday that will allow individuals and corporations to save billions of dollars on their 2014 taxes. Lawmakers passed some 55 so-called tax extenders, deductions that expired at the end of 2013 but will be retroactively […]

07.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

Trailer: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in ‘Terminator Genisys’

(Relaxnews) – Due in theaters on July 1, 2015, “Terminator Genisys” marks the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to one of his most iconic roles. A new trailer offers a first look. Described as a reboot of the original film, which was directed by James Cameron in 1984, “Terminator Genisys” is actually a retelling of the […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

British wine experts create wine and insect pairing guide

(Relaxnews) – Given that tarantulas have a slightly ‘fishy’ flavor, the best wine pairing is a full-bodied Chardonnay. A crisp Clare Valley Viognier, meanwhile, provides just the right combination of fruit and richness for the nutty taste of mealworms. These are among the suggestions from British wine merchant Laithwaite’s Wine, which has created a guide […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

New Lancôme makeup line a tribute to springtime in Paris

(Relaxnews) – The luxury brand has revealed details on its spring 2015 makeup collection, titled French Innocence. In the mix are matte and shimmery eyeshadows ranging from pale nude to navy blue, along with vibrant pinks for the lips. Due for release in March, the French Innocence line embodies effortless Parisian chic, as well as […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

Covered California assures that immigration info is safe, secure and confidential

LOS ANGELES, Calif. − Leading national and California immigrant rights organizations joined with Covered California to announce a partnership to spread the word to all communities that immigration status should not deter anyone who can benefit from obtaining coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The federal government’s leading official overseeing health insurance […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Services, U.S. News ·
Juday’s simple pleasures and stress relief

Juday’s simple pleasures and stress relief

Actress Judy Ann Santos’ personal therapy that helps her release tension and deal with emotions is simple: she goes grocery shopping. “Kumbaga ’yung pagbili ko ng mga bagay ay paraan para matanggal stress ko,” she said, noting that she does it every day, especially when she does not have tapings or shoots scheduled. Thankfully, her […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino urged: End leadership vacuum in DOH now

Aquino urged: End leadership vacuum in DOH now

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Department of Health (DOH) can’t afford a long vacuum in leadership since it is the face of social service and healthcare system in the country, a former consultant said. Philippine College of Physicians President Anthony Leachon urged President Benigno Aquino III to finally make a decision on who will head the department. […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Texas, 16 other states sue Obama

Texas, 16 other states sue Obama

Attorneys General say immigration action tramples Constitution Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Texas led a group of 17 US states Wednesday in suing President Barack Obama’s administration over its plan to offer up to five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Obama’s unilateral immigration reform […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
One World Trade Center is the most expensive skyscraper in the world

One World Trade Center is the most expensive skyscraper in the world

(Relaxnews) – New York’s One World Trade Center is the world’s most expensive skyscraper in history, according to new figures released by building data company Emporis. The 1,776 feet (541 meter) structure, which stands immediately beside the memorial for the Twin Towers and offers views over Manhattan from its 100th floor observatory, cost an eye-watering $3.9 […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
U2 to return to road four years after record tour

U2 to return to road four years after record tour

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

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
YSL Paris honored by Venini with unique glass sculptures

YSL Paris honored by Venini with unique glass sculptures

(Relaxnews) – As a tribute to the iconic Yves Saint Laurent fragrance introduced in 1983, Italian art glass maker Venini has created a series of unique sculptures. Ahead of the winter holidays, the Venetian glass furnace has created flacons that are also true works of art. Collectors and art glass enthusiasts will appreciate the unique […]

05.12.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Pope risks Islamic ire with toughened terrorism appeal

Pope risks Islamic ire with toughened terrorism appeal

By Angus Mackinnon VATICAN CITY  (AFP) – The pope’s suggestion that Muslims are not doing enough to counter terrorism may increase tension between the West and Islam, but it reflects sincere concern in the Church over the issue, Vatican experts said Monday. In what Church watchers described as a significant toughening of his tone, the […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Behati Prinsloo is Lancaster’s latest ambassador

Behati Prinsloo is Lancaster’s latest ambassador

(Relaxnews) – The French accessories brand has announced Behati Prinsloo as the face of its new campaign. The Namibian supermodel follows in the footsteps of Karlie Kloss, who represented the previous Lancaster collection. The Victoria’s Secret Angels are certainly in the spotlight this season. On the heels of the lingerie brand’s latest runway show, held […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
When Faith steps in

When Faith steps in

After almost giving up on showbiz due to years of getting rejection and criticism, Hazel Faith dela Cruz now has a modest list of career highlights. She won the “Glee” Send Off To Hollywood contest and landed a walking part on the popular TV series; has worked with the Diamond Star Vilma Santos in the […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Dennis Trillo is in no rush to get married

Dennis Trillo is in no rush to get married

Actor Dennis Trillo has come up with a five-year plan for himself – and getting married is not included in his medium-term goals. Trillo, who has been unattached for the last two years, said he still has a lot to accomplish as an actor, such as doing more quality films, such as his current indie […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
James Bond returns to classic roots with ‘Spectre’

James Bond returns to classic roots with ‘Spectre’

(LONDON-AFP) – Austrian Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Italian actress Monica Bellucci will star alongside Britain’s Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film “Spectre”, in a new outing promising a strong dose of 007 nostalgia. The movie — titled after a global criminal organisation featuring in the early Bond films — will be shot […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Disneyland most-visited Instagram location in 2014

Disneyland most-visited Instagram location in 2014

(Relaxnews) – The one single place people like to brag about visiting the most is also known as “the happiest place on earth.” That’s the case of Instagram users, anyway, after the photo-sharing site looked at the most popular geotagged locations to come up with its list of most-visited locations around the world. This year, […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Online ·
Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

Pizza Hut Australia debuts Doritos-crust pizza

(Relaxnews) – After taco shells, chicken wings, and even soft drinks, operation Dorito-fication —  in which foods are being injected, infused and encrusted with Doritos nacho chips — has spread to Australia, where Pizza Hut launched the Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. It’s the latest application of Doritos corn chips: Pizza Hut’s signature mozzarella-stuffed crust is […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Madonna is the face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

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

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

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music ·
Nina Ricci’s new fragrance is juicy sweet

Nina Ricci’s new fragrance is juicy sweet

(Relaxnews) – To enter 2015 on a sweet note, the French brand will release Les Délices de Nina, a perfume based on a strawberry candy accord. After teaming with the famous pastry maker Ladurée in 2014 to create a macaron-inspired scent, Nina Ricci is once again appealing to clients with a sweet tooth. Due to […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Forgo the midnight snack, get away with daytime splurges

Forgo the midnight snack, get away with daytime splurges

(Relaxnews) – Limiting eating to daytime could ward off high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity, according to a new study that says even a high-fat diet can be less harmful than a normal diet that includes late-night snacking. “These days, most of the advice is, ‘You have to change nutrition, you have to eat a healthy […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Holiday Make-up by Colina Salon

Holiday Make-up by Colina Salon

The holiday season gets busy with parties and events. Let your beauty stand out, and let the “celebrity make-up artist to the stars”  Marlou Colina of Colina Salon take care of it. From conventional make-up technique to the high definition coverage airbrush make-up, Colina Salon offers top-notch hair and make-up design that made celebrities trust its […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Marlou Colina, Promotions ·
Binibining Pilipinas USA seeks licensees for U.S. regional pageants

Binibining Pilipinas USA seeks licensees for U.S. regional pageants

Los Angeles – In preparation for its upcoming 3rd annual BINIBINING PILIPINAS USA 2015 Pageant (“Your Destiny Awaits!”), scheduled for August 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, the Binibining Pilipinas USA organization announced today that it is seeking regional/local pageant directors from various regions around the United States to operate, manage, and conduct official local pageants or candidate searches, […]

04.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions ·
PNoy tells Abad, Congress: Comply with SC rulings, give courts budgetary support

PNoy tells Abad, Congress: Comply with SC rulings, give courts budgetary support

MANILA (Mabuhay) — After months of openly assailing the Supreme Court, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday took a more diplomatic tone towards the judiciary. During an event in Malacañang attended by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Aquino told Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and Congress leaders to comply with all SC rulings. The President […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bangs on Phil: We’re exclusively dating

Bangs on Phil: We’re exclusively dating

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actress Bangs Garcia has confirmed that she and football player Phil Younghusband are exclusively dating, ending months of speculation surrounding their relationship. Garcia admitted she started dating the Azkals striker last July. “Bago pa lang po kami. We’re just getting to know each other,” she said. “We’ve known each other since 2012, […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Xian to replace John Lloyd in teleserye

Xian to replace John Lloyd in teleserye

Actor Xian Lim on Tuesday confirmed that he will be replacing John Lloyd Cruz in ABS-CBN’s upcoming drama “Bridges” with Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador. “I am really excited siyempre to begin sa soap at laking pasasalamat sa Star Creatives at pinagkatiwalaan nila ako,” Lim said. Cruz, who was originally cast in the series, has […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Third ‘House of Cards’ season to debut in February

Third ‘House of Cards’ season to debut in February

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The third season of award-winning political drama “House of Cards” is to debut on February 27, streaming video giant Netflix announced Monday. “A special message from the White House,” said a short video posted on the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages, giving the date. The clip shows scheming politico Francis Underwood, played […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Butterflies, feathers, graffiti: it’s the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

Butterflies, feathers, graffiti: it’s the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!

(Relaxnews) – Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift all performed in front of a packed crowd in London as the US lingerie brand showed off its latest collections. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show crossed the Atlantic for the first time Tuesday night with a musical and fashion spectacle held at Earl’s Court in the UK capital. […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
‘Suicide Squad’ cast revealed, with Jared Leto as the Joker

‘Suicide Squad’ cast revealed, with Jared Leto as the Joker

(Relaxnews) – Warner and DC have finally revealed the composition of their supervillain team. Confirming earlier rumors, the studios announced that Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne will star in “Suicide Squad.” Warner and DC have assembled an all-star cast to bring the antiheroes from the comic books […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

Abu Dhabi mall opens world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest roller coaster-inspired restaurant has opened in Abu Dhabi’s biggest shopping center, where patrons watch their food zip along a network of roller coaster tracks that wind throughout the restaurant and around diners before arriving table-side. Rogo’s Roller Coaster Restaurant opened recently at the Yas Mall on Yas Island in Abu […]

Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Free Christmas carol concert at Christ the King Church in Hollywood Dec. 14

Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir to perform familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore A Christmas tradition comes back to Hollywood as the Nova Vocal Ensemble together with Christ the King School’s Pueri Cantores choir performs dazzling new arrangements of familiar carols by composer-in-residence Dale Trumbore in a free […]

03.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
‘Cyber Monday’ sales rise after weekend disappointment

‘Cyber Monday’ sales rise after weekend disappointment

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Online retail sales showed healthy gains on “Cyber Monday,” a key kickoff for online shopping for the holiday season, surveys showed. According to the Adobe 2014 Digital Index, US online sales came in at $2.65 billion, up 16 percent from 2013. Adobe said the top 25 retailers, who each generated $30 million or […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
Michael Kors named Bing’s most searched for designer in 2014

Michael Kors named Bing’s most searched for designer in 2014

(Relaxnews) – New York City-based designer Michael Kors was the most searched for fashion label this year in the Microsoft search engine’s annual US roundup. It’s been a big year for the American fashion designer who launched a shoppable Instagram account and expanded his successful fashion brand into tech accessories, and also took his brand to Shanghai […]

US lawmaker’s aide to quit over Obama daughters rant

US lawmaker’s aide to quit over Obama daughters rant

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A communications director for a Republican lawmaker said Monday she would resign after she posted a Facebook rant about US President Barack Obama’s daughters. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a post slamming Malia and Sasha, aged 16 and 13, for looking bored at a public event with […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Covered California’s open-enrollment period gets off to a strong start as Holidays Approach

Covered California’s open-enrollment period gets off to a strong start as Holidays Approach

Consumers can enroll at local events and storefronts It is clear that at the top of the holiday wish list this year for many Californians is having quality and affordable health coverage. Covered California, the state agency charged with administering the Affordable Care Act in California, announced that nearly 70,000 consumers submitted applications for health […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Offers, Promotions, Services ·
PHL economy falters, grows 5.3% as fourth fastest in Q3 in Asia

PHL economy falters, grows 5.3% as fourth fastest in Q3 in Asia

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine output grew at a slower 5.3 percent in the third quarter, knocked down by weather disturbances to fourth place among the economies of Asia as the agriculture sector put a drag on overall growth, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Thursday. The Philippines is now the fourth fastest growing economy […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao to sell PHL: Mansion after rich neighbors complain

Pacquiao to sell PHL: Mansion after rich neighbors complain

MANILA (AFP) – World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he would sell his mansion in one of the Philippine capital’s swankiest areas after his neighbors complained of his visitors wearing shabby clothing. Pacquiao told AFP that as a “man of the masses”, he is not finicky with his visitors, even if they are wearing […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Kim Chiu cries over claims she bought award

Kim Chiu cries over claims she bought award

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Kim Chiu could not hold her tears as she addressed allegations that she “bought” an acting award she received last Sunday for her role in the recently concluded primetime series “Ikaw Lamang.” The “Past Tense” star took home the Best Drama Actress trophy at the 2014 PMPC Star Awards for Television, beating […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
1,200 youths to welcome Pope Francis

1,200 youths to welcome Pope Francis

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A total of 1,200 young men and women will welcome Pope Francis upon his arrival to the Philippines this January, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Thursday. In a press briefing, Episcopal Commission on Social Communications executive secretary Fr. Lito Jopson said the Pope shall be greeted with music […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
APOGLA’s inaugural ball slated Dec. 13

APOGLA’s inaugural ball slated Dec. 13

Dan E. Nino, a journalist, tax and business consultant, will be sworn in as president of  Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) of Greater Los Angeles for 2015 with his fellow officers on Dec. 13 (Saturday), 6 p.m. at Marriott Hotel on 4700 Airport Dr., Long Beach. Nino will succeed Jerome Paggao. Cerritos City Mayor Mark Pulido […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
PHL wraps up a successful participation at DEMA Show 2014

PHL wraps up a successful participation at DEMA Show 2014

By Manny V. Ilagan, OIC, PDOT-Los Angeles LOS ANGELES – The Philippines wrapped up a very successful participation at the Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA) Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 19 – 22, 2014. The Department of Tourism, the Tourism Promotions Board and TIEZA (Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority) partnered with sixteen private sector representatives and made […]

02.12.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
2014’s top celebrity makeup collaborations/collections

2014’s top celebrity makeup collaborations/collections

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity makeup lines have been all the rage for a couple of years now, but 2014 saw a surge of innovative concepts, capsules and collaborations. Tyra Banks  The “America’s Next Top Model” host and former Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’ unveiled her first beauty line, the self-titled Tyra, this fall. Prices range from $26 for the […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Photos ·
Mercedes announces special Formula One edition SL 63

Mercedes announces special Formula One edition SL 63

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate winning the 2014 Formula One world title and clinching the constructor’s title too, Mercedes is building two very special editions of its flagship sports convertible. Apart from their scarcity — only 19 examples in white and 19 examples in black will ever be built — what makes the commemorative cars so […]

Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

Pizza Hut’s new ‘Subconscious Menu’ reads our minds to place pizza order

(Relaxnews) – Pizza Hut in the UK is bringing new meaning to the expression “we eat with our eyes” after using the latest in eye-tracking technology to create the world’s first ‘subconscious menu.’ Set to roll out across all refurbished restaurants in the UK, Pizza Hut’s Subconscious Menu is designed to intuitively recognize what the […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Food Videos, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Penhaligon’s reveals spring fragrance Ostara

Penhaligon’s reveals spring fragrance Ostara

(Relaxnews) – Set to launch in March 2015, Ostara is an ode to spring and the beauty of the daffodil. French perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour has riffed on the classic British flower for his latest scent for Penhaligon’s. He’s blended up Ostara, a “solar floral” offering a modern twist on the daffodil, the flower that represents the […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven: study

Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Experts said Monday regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or harmful, despite previous research warning of damaging effects of vitamin D deficiencies in adults. Studies have found that low levels of the vitamin can increase the risk of bone fractures, heart disease, colorectal cancer, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Victoria Beckham reveals special t-shirt design for World AIDS Day

Victoria Beckham reveals special t-shirt design for World AIDS Day

(Relaxnews) – British fashion designer and singer Victoria Beckham has created a limited edition t-shirt in honor of World AIDS Day, with all proceeds going to the fight against HIV AIDS. Victoria Beckham’s white t-shirt features a screen-printed ribbon logo (the symbol of World AIDS Day), and is on sale online at victoriabeckham.com as well as in […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, International Stars ·
HIFI California’s International Filipino Exposition on December 5-6 at FACLA

HIFI California’s International Filipino Exposition on December 5-6 at FACLA

Los Angeles—The International Filipino Business Exposition sponsoredby the Historic Filipinotown California Expostion LLC will be held on December 5 and 6, 2014 at the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) Social Hall at 1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, Ca90026. This was announced by Dr. Veronico Agatep, the HIFI Cali ExpoPresident who said: “ the trade fair and exposition is an annual […]

01.12.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
PNP draws up 12 safety tips for Christmas

PNP draws up 12 safety tips for Christmas

MANILA (Mabuhay) — December is almost here – and with many about to go partying and shopping, the Philippine National Police has drawn up 12 safety tips for the public. The PNP’s Directorate for Police Community Relations drew up the “12 Safer Days of Christmas” to help people avoid being victimized by criminals during this […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
LBC opens brand new branch in City of Carson

LBC opens brand new branch in City of Carson

LBC continues to deliver smiles all around the world by opening a bigger and better branch in Carson City. The grand opening was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 21636 Figueroa St. Carson, CA 90745. This is actually not the first time LBC has opened a branch in Carson. In fact, […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Promotions, Services ·
New York on track to building the world’s first underground park

New York on track to building the world’s first underground park

(Relaxnews) – New York City, famed for being a concrete jungle, could become the world’s first city to build an underground park complete with grass, trees, park benches, and sunlight. Inspired by the city’s High Line, an elevated rail line that was transformed into a public park in Manhattan’s West Side, a team of engineers […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Online, Videos ·
First teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ debuts online

First teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ debuts online

(Relaxnews) – The long-awaited first images from J.J. Abrams’ movie have arrived in the form of a highly anticipated teaser trailer. While none of the celebrities starring in the movie appear on screen, the first quick glimpses convey a rather dark atmosphere, with Stormtroopers ready to fight, X-wing starfighters equally ready for battle and a […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
US shoppers go in for the kill on ‘Black Friday’

US shoppers go in for the kill on ‘Black Friday’

(LEESBURG-AFP) – The traditionalists don’t like it, but the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy is as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States as turkey and pumpkin pie. And it’s only Thursday. Americans will spend tens of billions of dollars over the four-day holiday and there was certainly no messing about at […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Thanksgiving ·
New images revealed of Abbey Lee Kershaw and Charlie Siem for Hugo Boss

New images revealed of Abbey Lee Kershaw and Charlie Siem for Hugo Boss

(Relaxnews) – Australian model and actress Abbey Lee Kershaw appears alongside British musician Charlie Siem in the brand’s latest campaign, a minimalist series of images for Spring/Summer 2015, devised by BOSS Womenswear Artistic Director Jason Wu. One of fashion’s biggest names, Kershaw took a lengthy break from walking in shows to focus on her acting […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Guy Bourdin exhibit opens in London

Guy Bourdin exhibit opens in London

(Relaxnews) – Twentieth century French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin is the subject of a new retrospective at Somerset House in London. “Guy Bourdin: Image Maker” which opened Thursday at Somerset House and runs through March 15, 2015, takes a look at the work of the highly influential Frenchman who never published a book and never held an […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Deepak Chopra releases immersive meditation app

Deepak Chopra releases immersive meditation app

(Relaxnews) – Physician and meditation guru Deepak Chopra has joined forces with DTS, Inc. to create an app they claim will offer an immersive sound system to create a tranquil environment for meditation that’s accessible on the go. Chopra calls the listening experience holistic and says the app, called The Non Local, produces a calming […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

(Relaxnews) – French and German-speakers in Belgium have lent their support behind a Flemish initiative to rally their fellow countrymen and sign a petition that would give one of their signature dishes, fries, UNESCO world heritage status — and, perhaps, give the country ownership of the world’s favorite spud dish. In advance of Fry Week, […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Fashion films of the week: Fendi, Valentino, Burberry

Fashion films of the week: Fendi, Valentino, Burberry

(Relaxnews) – A playful film from Fendi for some quirky accessories, a retro rainbow vibe from Valentino and Burberry looks at how LA’s style-setters wear its iconic trench. Here’s our latest weekly selection of the best short films from the fashion and luxury industry: Fendi The Italian brand has revealed this playful, stop-motion animation featuring […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Online, Videos ·
Say cheese! Wikipedia appeals for cash to snap French fromage

Say cheese! Wikipedia appeals for cash to snap French fromage

(PARIS-AFP) – Wikipedia on Wednesday launched a fundraising initiative — dubbed WikiCheese — to photograph France’s bewildering varieties of cheese and put them online to help readers tell their Black Brie from their Tymsboro. The French branch of the online encyclopedia hopes to pull in 5,000 euros ($6,200) through crowdfunding over the next month to […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
US cruise liner taps into growing Southeast Asian market

US cruise liner taps into growing Southeast Asian market

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – US-based Princess Cruises, the world’s third largest cruise line, launched its first Singapore-based service on Thursday in a move to tap into the emerging Southeast Asian cruise travel market. Industry players said a fast-rising middle class, which has fuelled a boom in budget air travel, is also likely to drive demand in the […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Are US shoppers falling out of love with Black Friday?

Are US shoppers falling out of love with Black Friday?

(Relaxnews) – Is the Black Friday shopping tradition losing its shine in the US? According to Consumer Reports’ latest Black Friday Holiday Poll, more than half (53 percent) of Americans say they won’t be shopping at all during the five-day stretch between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. Some 39 percent of participants said they would […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Natalie Portman in talks to join Jobs biopic

Natalie Portman in talks to join Jobs biopic

(Relaxnews) – Natalie Portman is in talks for the female lead in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic penned by Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”), according to Deadline. The movie adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder is to be directed by Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire”). Earlier this week, the biopic was picked up […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online ·
AppleOne Properties provides sound investment for Cebuanos in the US

AppleOne Properties provides sound investment for Cebuanos in the US

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman AppleOne Properties successfully culminated their US Road Show on November 19, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, CA. The road show focused in three key areas in the US – New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Numerous Filipinos, mostly Cebuanos, flocked the said events looking for the perfect property […]

26.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Local News, Money & Business ·
British TV wins big at International Emmy Awards

British TV wins big at International Emmy Awards

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Britain led at the International Emmy Awards Monday, with three trophies going to British television series at the ceremony honoring the best TV programming outside the United States. “Utopia,” the conspiracy series created by Britain’s Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden took home the best drama Emmy, while the best actor […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Coca-Cola to launch premium milk nationwide in the US

Coca-Cola to launch premium milk nationwide in the US

(Relaxnews) – Coca-Cola is turning its hand to dairy with the launch of a lactose-free, protein-rich milk product, the company has revealed. “Fairlife Purley Nutritious“, a high protein, low sugar milk, will launch across the US in late December, the brand revealed at last week’s Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference. “It’s basically the premiumisation of milk,” […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

(Relaxnews) – H&M has unveiled its new Christmas video, starring Lady Gaga and musical legend Tony Bennett, as well as a cast of some of fashion’s hottest supermodels. Directed by Johan Renck, the short film titled “H&M Magical Holidays” is soundtracked by “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from Bennett […]

Rush-seeking Millennials more likely to brave crowds than Baby Boomers this Black Friday

Rush-seeking Millennials more likely to brave crowds than Baby Boomers this Black Friday

(Relaxnews) – Millennials are more likely to brave the stores on Black Friday than Boomers, according to a new report. A survey by US retailer Hhgregg showed that 63 percent of Millennials will visit stores on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, compared to just 40 percent of the older generation. While 73 percent […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Obama reform to benefit thousands of undocumented Filipinos

Obama reform to benefit thousands of undocumented Filipinos

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Barack Obama drew mixed reactions among Filipino-American immigration advocates last week after he outlined his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants – including tens of thousands of Filipinos – from deportation. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (Naffaa) threw its full support behind Obama’s […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
We have not yet banned any journalist – Palace

We have not yet banned any journalist – Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang urged the Bureau of Immigration to reassess the blacklisting of the Hong Kong journalists ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit next year. In an interview with radio dzRB, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the exclusion should be reassessed since there was no similar incident this year. The immigration […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

By Daniel HICKS MACAU  (AFP) – Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao comprehensively dismantled American Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Sunday. Pacquiao dropped Algieri to the canvas six times during the 12-round contest in the southern Chinese city to win an overwhelming unanimous decision, […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
First teaser for ‘Jurassic World’

First teaser for ‘Jurassic World’

(Relaxnews) – This weekend, Universal unveiled the first footage for the “Jurassic Park” sequel. The gates of the park open and give us a 15-second glimpse of the first “Jurassic World” trailer, set to be unveiled later this week. The first few notes from John Williams’s theme composed back in 1993 give a melancholic tone […]

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
NFL: Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer

NFL: Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer

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

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

One Direction, Taylor Swift shine at American Music Awards

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

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Americans urged to stop wasting food

Americans urged to stop wasting food

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much. Some 34 million pounds (15.4 million kilograms) of food is thrown away in the United States every year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Friday. That represents 21 percent of all food […]

New image: Pharrell and Cara team up for Karl at Chanel

New image: Pharrell and Cara team up for Karl at Chanel

(Relaxnews) – The latest Chanel film is titled “Reincarnation,” starring Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne and directed by Karl Lagerfeld. Chanel has revealed a 40-second teaser of the film which will be unveiled in full on Chanel.com on December 1, in celebration of the French brand’s Métiers d’Art show in Salzburg. The clip shows one of […]

Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study

Carbs more harmful than saturated fats: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Long-derided saturated fats — associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease — caught a break Friday when research revealed their intake could be doubled or even nearly tripled without driving up their level in a person’s blood. Carbohydrates, meanwhile, are associated with heightened levels of a fatty acid linked […]

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Homestead students speak out

Homestead students speak out

Homestead Schools in Torrance, Calif. offers vocational nursing, nurse assisting and medical assisting programs. Recently, the school surveyed its recent graduates to learn about their impressions of the program, instructors, facilities and overall dedication of the school to help students achieve their dream of becoming a nurse. Here’s what they had to say: I am […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
After Twitter war, Ruffa, mom Annabelle reconcile

After Twitter war, Ruffa, mom Annabelle reconcile

Ruffa Gutierrez revealed that all is now well between her and her mother, feisty talent manager Annabelle Rama, weeks after they publicly exchanged bitter words on Twitter. The online feud, which erupted last October 27, stemmed from Gutierrez supposedly walking out from a Rama’s birthday dinner last October 25. Although she did not directly mention […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Astronauts to get ‘ISSpresso’ coffee machine

Astronauts to get ‘ISSpresso’ coffee machine

(PARIS-AFP) – Ristretto or lungo? Not a question astronauts on the International Space Station normally have to contemplate, but that is about to change thanks to a new zero-gravity coffee machine being delivered this weekend. The ISSpresso machine is set to boldly go to the orbital station this weekend, carried there by Italian astronaut Samantha […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Alexander McQueen to open Paris store

Alexander McQueen to open Paris store

(Relaxnews) – Alexander McQueen, the London-based luxury brand headed by creative director Sarah Burton, is set to unveil its first ever standalone store in the French capital. Situated at 372 on the famed Rue Saint-Honoré, the new store space will measure around 600 square meters and will feature the brand’s new interior concept designed by […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Millions of Americans set to hit the road for Thanksgiving

Millions of Americans set to hit the road for Thanksgiving

(Relaxnews) – Approximately 46.3 million Americans are getting ready to hit the road this Thanksgiving — the highest number since 2007. According to the “2014 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast” by motoring and leisure travel organization AAA Travel projects, 4.2 percent more citizens than last year will be traveling at least 50 miles during the Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-30. […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Motoring, News, Thanksgiving ·
San Francisco launches international summit for urban wearable tech

San Francisco launches international summit for urban wearable tech

(Relaxnews) – The city of San Francisco has announced the launch of an inaugural “IoT for Cities Summit and Challenge” to design Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology apps for improving city life for global urban residents. Launched in collaboration with tech incubator and ventures companyWearable World, the ideas-sharing summit will examine the issues […]

From Arnie to Zsa Zsa: the immigrant road to Hollywood

From Arnie to Zsa Zsa: the immigrant road to Hollywood

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Arnold Schwarzenegger famously made it big in Hollywood from humble — and foreign — beginnings. But he was hardly the first newcomer to strike gold in Tinseltown. From Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 film “The Immigrant” to 1990’s hit “Green Card” and 2011’s “A Better Life,” the story of Tinseltown has long been a […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Angeline Quinto live in concert

Angeline Quinto live in concert

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

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ to get four instalments

Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ to get four instalments

(Relaxnews) – The Josh Boone adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” has been given the go-ahead to become a four-part movie franchise rather than a single 3-hour epic. Having written up a compressed, non-linear version of the story for Warner Bros. with the aim of creating a “single three-hour movie,” Boone told theHollywood Babble-On podcast (via SlashFilm) […]

22.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Versace reveals Eros Pour Femme

Versace reveals Eros Pour Femme

(Relaxnews) – Italian brand Versace has unveiled a new women’s scent, a female partner to the popular Eros fragrance. Titled ‘Eros Pour Femme’, the new eau de parfum is a feminine sidekick toVersace’s 2012 hit Eros. “Eros Pour Femme is the ultimate in power and seduction from Versace,” explained creative director Donatella Versace. The juice opens with a […]

22.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

(Relaxnews) – It’s that time of year again, when luxury department stores transform their storefront windows into whimsical, spirited portals to Christmas. This year, travel experts at Cheapflights have come up with a list of the best festive window displays around the world, from London to Paris and Montreal to Melbourne. Here’s how to armchair […]

Baskin-Robbins creates turkey-shaped ice cream cake

Baskin-Robbins creates turkey-shaped ice cream cake

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins has taken the concept of cold turkey literally, by creating a special Thanksgiving turkey-shaped ice cream cake. To create the illusion of a shiny, basted whole turkey, the cake is glazed in a caramel praline topping and finished with sugar cone legs and paper leg frills. Customers can customize the ice cream […]

One daily gram of turmeric could keep spicy memories vivid

One daily gram of turmeric could keep spicy memories vivid

(Relaxnews) – Sprinkling just one gram of turmeric on your breakfast could improve memory for those at risk of cognitive impairment, according to a new study from the Monash Asia Institute at Monash University in Australia. Those in the early stages of diabetes, which is connected to dementia, could benefit in particular, according to study […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Apple and pecan pie-flavored whiskies make its debut

Apple and pecan pie-flavored whiskies make its debut

(Relaxnews) – Canadian whisky is being infused with the flavors of holiday desserts — apples, cinnamon and pecans —  in a new range that’s cheekily called Piehole. Using pie-flavored liqueurs, whisky is being turned into dessert digestifs, with flavors like apple pie, cherry pie and pecan pie, complete with ‘notes of buttery pastry and baked […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Kim Kardashian scraps India ‘Big Brother’ cameo

Kim Kardashian scraps India ‘Big Brother’ cameo

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – US reality TV queen Kim Kardashian announced she had cancelled plans Friday to travel to India where she was to have made a guest appearance in the local version of Big Brother. “To all my wonderful fans in India, I’m so disappointed I wasn’t able to come to India as planned,” she […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Penelope Cruz joins ‘Zoolander 2’

Penelope Cruz joins ‘Zoolander 2’

(Relaxnews) – The “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” actress and model Penelope Cruz has joined Ben Stiller for a sequel to 2001’s oddball fashion comedy “Zoolander.” Stiller will once again direct, reports Deadline, while Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux are also expected to form part of the project. The news comes hot on the heels of […]

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

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

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

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Music ·
Study finds HIV drugs could help stop vision loss

Study finds HIV drugs could help stop vision loss

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Drugs used to treat the HIV virus and AIDS could be used to fight against vision loss, a US university study said Thursday. Research conducted on mice shows that a widely-used class of antiretroviral drugs (NRTI) used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are also effective against macular degeneration, an age-related eye […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
AARP sponsors East West Players’ ‘Takarazuka’

AARP sponsors East West Players’ ‘Takarazuka’

AARP members receive $10 discount until December 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP is a proud sponsor of “Takarazuka,” the latest production of East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theater company. AARP is underwriting a special performance on Sunday, November 23 at 2pm at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts in Los Angeles. AARP members receive […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
Kendall Jenner to front Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2015 campaign: report

Kendall Jenner to front Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2015 campaign: report

(Relaxnews) – Nineteen-year-old Kendall Jenner looks set to be the latest face of the German fashion legend’s namesake Karl Lagerfeld line. Model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner has reportedly been snapped up for a new campaign for Karl Lagerfeld according to a report published in WWD. The teenage model, sister to Kim Kardashian, will feature in the brand’s Spring 2015 campaign, […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Has Ai Ai truly moved on from failed marriage?

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

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

Vic on having a new baby: I will be happier

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

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

SINGAPORE  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III refused to comment on allegations that Javier, Leyte Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), is also involved in the pork barrel scam. During his working visit in Singapore, President Aquino told reporters that he has not yet read the details of the […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama tells millions of undocumented: ‘We will not deport you’

Obama tells millions of undocumented: ‘We will not deport you’

Republicans vow to fight ‘illegal’ immigration plan By Jérôme Cartillier WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will offer five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to come out of the shadows and seek work permits. In a move that infuriated Obama’s Republican critics, the White House said nearly […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

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

Sony opts out of Steve Jobs biopic

Sony opts out of Steve Jobs biopic

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

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
High heels could bring out the best in men: study

High heels could bring out the best in men: study

(Relaxnews) – A first-of-its kind study investigated the effect of women’s shoes on men’s behavior and found that women wearing high heels inspire a man to be more helpful. “Women’s shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men’s behavior,” says study author Nicholas Guéguen of the Université de Bretagne-Sud in France, emphasizing how his […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
GOP eyes counterstrikes to Obama immigration plan

GOP eyes counterstrikes to Obama immigration plan

By Michael Mathes WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Outraged Republicans have pounced on President Barack Obama’s planned announcement on immigration reform, warning that unilateral action will trigger fierce reprisals from a Republican-led Congress. Republican lawmakers on Wednesday threatened lawsuits, paralysis on Obama’s nominations, and potentially debilitating budget battles to prevent the president from implementing elements of a […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
The Mercedes Maybach makes LA debut

The Mercedes Maybach makes LA debut

(Relaxnews) – If you set out to create the world’s safest, most comfortable and technologically advanced car and started with a blank sheet of paper, the finished product might bear a striking resemblance to the Mercedes Benz S Class. However, imagine what the same car would look like if the starting point was the aforementioned […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

First ‘Cinderella’ trailer full of magic

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

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Safety is the best ingredient during Thanksgiving

Safety is the best ingredient during Thanksgiving

ROSEMEAD, Calif.    – While overeating and Thanksgiving are virtually synonymous, cooking accidents and Turkey Day, unfortunately, go hand in hand, too. Because of the latter, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to add a healthy dose of safety to their preparations this Thanksgiving, since the National Fire Protection Association says cooking is the […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Services, Thanksgiving ·
Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds, scientists said Monday. The study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences is the first that employs brain imaging scans to show how we processes […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Take two from U2 with film version of album

Take two from U2 with film version of album

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

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Travel tips for surviving US Thanksgiving

Travel tips for surviving US Thanksgiving

(Relaxnews) – Print your boarding pass the old-fashioned way and sign up to Twitter. These are among tips from travel experts in their survival guide for American Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year. With 24 million people expected to travel over the US holiday next week, experts at online booking site […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Thanksgiving ·
New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

New York’s Times Square lit up by huge digital billboard

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York’s Times Square was illuminated by the world’s highest resolution video display screen of its size as the monitor — nearly as big as a football field — was switched on Tuesday evening. The first images broadcast from the enormous screen included a digital film featuring images of mountains, a bird, […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Science & Technology ·
US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

WASHINGTON, (AFP) – The United States will allow some Central American children to apply for refugee status from their home countries, as Washington seeks to stem a large, clandestine influx of minors, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday. The program, which begins in early December, only applies to children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Fiber supplements could help with weight loss: study

Fiber supplements could help with weight loss: study

(Relaxnews) – Two specific kinds of dietary fiber could lead to weight loss if taken daily over a long term, according to a new study conducted at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Despite research suggesting that certain dietary fibers can increase the presence of beneficial gut bacteria and reduce […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth named world’s sexiest man

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

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

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

VATICAN CITY  (AFP) – Pope Francis said on Monday he will visit the United States in September 2015, his first trip to the country since becoming pontiff. The pope said he would travel to Philadelphia for the “World Meeting of Families,” a Church-sponsored gathering that takes place once every three years. Vatican sources said the […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

New laws will expedite permanent residence for caregivers

The last few months have been precarious for caregivers. The Federal Government hinted that abuse of the system would perhaps cancel the live in caregiver program. Others worried that family members would be banned from hiring relatives. Finally, rumours were that caregivers would be granted open work permits from the start. All of those never […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
Calorie restriction could slow aging, preserve memory: study

Calorie restriction could slow aging, preserve memory: study

(Relaxnews) – Going on a diet — the old fashioned kind that heeds no promise to curb hunger — can halt the normal rise and fall of over 900 different genes related to aging and memory formation in the brain, according to a team of neuroscientists at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Their findings, […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
‘An American in Paris’ musical to premiere in… Paris

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taylor Swift to headline Victoria’s Secret show

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

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

Miley Cyrus stars in Terry Richardson-directed tights campaign

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

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

‘Frozen’ characters arrive at Disneyland Resort California

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

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Holidays, Hollywood Stars ·
Algieri hits the ground as he prepares to challenge Pacquiao

Algieri hits the ground as he prepares to challenge Pacquiao

Saturday fight will be held at the Venetian in Macau MACAO, CHINA   – Just one day after arriving in Macao, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI  resumed his promotional roadwork for the biggest fight of his professional life – challenging Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO.  On a […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Kobe sets mark for misses in loss to Grizzlies

Kobe sets mark for misses in loss to Grizzlies

MEMPHIS (AFP) – Mike Conley had 23 points and Marc Gasol did a little of everything as the Memphis Grizzlies got back into the win column Tuesday by holding off the last place Los Angeles Lakers 107-102. Zach Randolph delivered his sixth double double in eight games and got the putback layup in the final […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Iya Villania returns to GMA-7

Iya Villania returns to GMA-7

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

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

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

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

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Hundreds marched for equity and justice for veterans in Hollywood on Veterans Day, 2014

Hundreds marched for equity and justice for veterans in Hollywood on Veterans Day, 2014

Los Angeles – “BANKS GOT BAILED OUT, VETS GOT SOLD OUT!” That was the theme of Filipino American World War II veterans, or whoever is left of them, their families and supporters when hundreds of youths, students and advocates marched for the Fil-Am vets, their widows and relatives for the third time last Nov. 11, […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness about the […]

18.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

Is Toyota’s Mirai the car of the future?

(Relaxnews) – Toyota has chosen to name its first hydrogen fuel cell car after the Japanese word for ‘future’ and claims that the new model represents a turning point in the automotive industry. The Mirai, which until now had been known by its concept car name of the FCV, has been 10 years in development. […]

What to get outdoorsy types for Christmas

What to get outdoorsy types for Christmas

(Relaxnews) – They may be hikers, campers or a little of both. Regardless, if you know someone who spends every free moment planning a trip to the great outdoors, we’ve found some things they might enjoy. Charging on the go Every outdoorsman knows that mobile communication devices are dependent aren’t truly portable until you have […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
The rise and rise of Kendall Jenner: model signs for Estée Lauder

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

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

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
How to give the gift of cruising to the cruisers in your life

How to give the gift of cruising to the cruisers in your life

(Relaxnews) – Those who have passionate and regular cruisers in their lives may want to consider giving the gift of onboard products, spa treatments and added cruise amenities which are becoming increasingly available as gift cards. Princess Cruises has become the latest cruise line to develop a gift card program in advance of the holidays with […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Blind insight sheds light on decision-making abilities: study

Blind insight sheds light on decision-making abilities: study

(Relaxnews) – Intuition tells us more than we sometimes care to admit about the quality of our decisions, according to a new study led by Ryan B. Scott at the University of Sussex in the UK. The results of the study, which involved 450 unpaid participants, suggest the unconscious assesses the accuracy of decisions in […]

17.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
US village is cell phone free and loving it

US village is cell phone free and loving it

(GREEN BANK, United States-AFP) – In this rural speck of hyper-connected America, it’s easier to hear a cow moo than a cell phone ring. That’s because Green Bank is home to the world’s most sensitive radio telescope, a device that catches the birth and death of stars and signals so faint they are mere whispers […]

Kaya Applauds Nani Coloretti’s nomination to Deputy Secretary at HUD

Kaya Applauds Nani Coloretti’s nomination to Deputy Secretary at HUD

Washington, D.C. – Kaya: Filipino Americans for Progress applauds President Obama’s nomination of Nani A. Coloretti on March 10, 2014 to Deputy Secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If confirmed, Coloretti would be the fourth female deputy secretary and one of the highest-ranking Filipino Americans serving in the Administration. Ms. Coloretti is currently […]

15.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

Beauty tutorials: Kim Kardashian

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

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

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

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

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

JM De Guzman not closing doors on ex-GF Jessy

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

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino softens tone on sea row vs China

Aquino softens tone on sea row vs China

MYANMAR  (Mabuhay) – President Aquino did not hide the fact that in this Asean Summit in Myanmar, his aggressiveness to talk about the West Philippine Sea has been toned down compared to past meetings with the region’s heads of state. “Parang I will liken this to be gentle reminders as opposed to very strong statements, […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Culture Club scraps reunion due to Boy George throat

Culture Club scraps reunion due to Boy George throat

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

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

Wahlburgers opens first restaurant outside US in Toronto

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

Washington museums get $2 billion ‘revitalization’ plan

Washington museums get $2 billion ‘revitalization’ plan

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

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

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

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

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Victoria’s Secret Heavenly flacon takes on Swarovski crystal wings

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly flacon takes on Swarovski crystal wings

(Relaxnews) – As a nod to its famous Angels, who are due to appear on the runway December 2, Victoria’s Secret has dressed up its Heavenly fragrance with two wings made of Swarovski crystals. The new luxury edition of the perfume, which the brand is promoting on Twitter, calls to mind the dramatic wings worn by […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

NaFFAA renews call for Temporary Protected Status for PHL

Washington, D.C. As the Filipino American community prepares to mark the first year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is renewing its call on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to do the right thing and grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to 200,000 Filipino nationals in the U.S. “Allowing undocumented Filipinos this immigration […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News, Services ·
Pilipino Workers Center handang tumulong sa Fil-Ams sa pag-bayad ng phone, gas bills

Pilipino Workers Center handang tumulong sa Fil-Ams sa pag-bayad ng phone, gas bills

LOS ANGELES – Si Teresita Mercado ng Pilipino Workers Center, ay isa sa mga staff  na nagsusuri sa mga bills ng telepono  ng isang miyembro ng PWC at natulungan ito na pababain ang singil sa kanya sa ilalim ng programang TEAM and CHANGES. Noong una, si Dondi Manzon, miyembro ng PWC, ay nagbabayad nang mahigit sa $70 kada buwan para sa kanyang […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

Asian American and Pacific Islanders more likely to be family caregivers

AARP releases first of three-part research series on AAPIs age 50+ WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to new report released today from AARP, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are more likely to provide caregiving for older family members at home. “Caregiving Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” is the first of three reports by AARP about key advocacy areas […]

14.11.2014 · Filled under: Services ·
Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

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

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

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

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

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

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US F-35 jet makes ‘landmark’ aircraft carrier landing off San Diego

US F-35 jet makes ‘landmark’ aircraft carrier landing off San Diego

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The US military’s F-35 fighter jet made its first landing aboard an aircraft carrier on Monday, in what officials called a milestone for the new hi-tech warplane. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons program in US history and has been plagued by technical glitches and cost overruns, but […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Filipino pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles pays courtesy call on ConGen Herrera-Lim

Los Angeles  – Dr. Joyce R. Javier, a Filipina pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at USC Keck School of Medicine and Anna Marie B. Cruz, Small Business Specialist at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) visited Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim at the Philippine Consulate General on 16 October […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

Sylvia Sanchez to take a break after ‘Be Careful’

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

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

NBI looking into DOH vaccines mess involving Ona, Tayag

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The National Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into the Department of Health’s purchase of more expensive vaccines in 2012 despite a recommendation to buy more cost-effective ones. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima made the remark on the heels of Health Secretary Enrique Ona’s decision to take a leave of absence. […]

13.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Piano virtuoso to perform at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Theater and Steinway Gallery Pasadena

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

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

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

Hollywood aims to reclaim crown as world film capital

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

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

Holiday gifts for ‘Walking Dead’ fans

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

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
5 habits to adopt before, during and after skiing from ski champion Marion Rolland

5 habits to adopt before, during and after skiing from ski champion Marion Rolland

(Relaxnews) – A ski vacation is more than a ride on the chair lift and a tumble down the slope. Above all else, skiing is a physically demanding sport that requires preparation and recovery. Here are five good habits to take up during a winter sports vacation, from French World Cup ski racer Marion Rolland. […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Disney dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’ and Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

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

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

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New PHL policies to attain competitiveness, Aquino tells APEC leaders

New PHL policies to attain competitiveness, Aquino tells APEC leaders

BEIJING, China  (Mabuhay) – Achieving competitiveness means changes in the country’s policies and guidelines, especially as Southeast Asian countries begin to integrate economically, President Benigno S. Aquino III said during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Chief Executive Officers’ Summit here Sunday. Delegates of the APEC CEO Summit asked the President about the role of the […]

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Luis on politics: Never akong pinilit ng mommy

Luis on politics: Never akong pinilit ng mommy

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

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

‘Insurgent’ teaser adopts apocalyptic tone

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

12.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Brace yourselves: Mountain Dew testing Doritos-flavored fizzy drink

Brace yourselves: Mountain Dew testing Doritos-flavored fizzy drink

(Relaxnews) – What was first dismissed as a hoax has been confirmed to be the real thing: Mountain Dew has found a way to turn nacho cheese-flavored Doritos into a fizzy, liquid drink. And it’s called “Dewitos.” That’s right. In what the internet has been calling the ongoing ‘Dorito-fication’ of America, and America: Doritofied, PepsiCo […]

Time Warner Cable in SoCal adds diversity with Myx TV

Time Warner Cable in SoCal adds diversity with Myx TV

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

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

Pechanga Resort ‬& ‬Casino’s dedicated Filipino host team

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

‘Heidi’ adaptation set for international distribution

‘Heidi’ adaptation set for international distribution

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

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

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

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

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Books, Entertainment, Online ·
The slow decline of fast food in America

The slow decline of fast food in America

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The hospitals of the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri no longer serve fast food in their cafeterias, after ending a contract with McDonald’s in 2012 — two years ahead of schedule. In Kentucky, Kosair Children’s Hospital signed up to serve Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets to its patients when it […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fil-Ams in DC join prayers for Haiyan victims

Fil-Ams in DC join prayers for Haiyan victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Filipino-American Community turned out in full force at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, to join their kababayans back home in praying for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. “As we move forward together, let us continue to pray for the people affected by Haiyan, and to pay our respects to all those […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Bela and Marian hug it out for reconciliation

Bela and Marian hug it out for reconciliation

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

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino only listens to ‘voices in his head’ – ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Aquino only listens to ‘voices in his head’ – ‘Yolanda’ survivors

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A group of survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” hit President Benigno Aquino III for his alleged “incompetent” response a year after the tragedy. “It is clear that PNoy (Aquino’s monicker) only listens to voices in his head and not to us ‘Yolanda’ survivors who are supposed to be his bosses,” Dr. Efleda Bautista, […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Fil-Am artists support campaign to stop killings of journalists

Fil-Am artists support campaign to stop killings of journalists

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

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

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

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

Cuisia honors California-based emergency response groups for saving 2,000 lives in Leyte

Cuisia honors California-based emergency response groups for saving 2,000 lives in Leyte

Los Angeles – Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. in separate ceremonies, presented plaques of appreciation to Mammoth Medical Missions on 06 November 2014 at the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles and Team Rubicon of Los Angeles on 07 November 2014, for their crucial roles as the first foreign responders to arrive in typhoon-devastated Leyte. To mark […]

11.11.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj shine at MTV awards in Scotland

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj shine at MTV awards in Scotland

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

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Restaurant Day invites aspiring chefs to open pop-up restaurant

Restaurant Day invites aspiring chefs to open pop-up restaurant

(Relaxnews) – At-home chefs and amateur cooks are being invited to take part in a one-day restaurant pop-up event that aims to become ‘the world’s biggest food carnival.’ The concept for Restaurant Day is simple: Prepare a menu, decide on your opening hours, list the event on the site’s main page and wait for customers […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Art agenda: Singapore Art Prize, Jeff Koons

Art agenda: Singapore Art Prize, Jeff Koons

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

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
England gets its first cereal-themed breakfast cafe

England gets its first cereal-themed breakfast cafe

(Relaxnews) – Calling all Jerry Seinfelds of the world who harbor a particular enthusiasm for breakfast cereals: A cafe that serves 100 different cereals from around the world is set to open its doors in London. When the Cereal Killer Cafe opens in Shoreditch next month, customers will be able to choose between brands from the US, […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Beam me up, Scotty: Holograms predicted to become reality in future of travel

Beam me up, Scotty: Holograms predicted to become reality in future of travel

(Relaxnews) – In 35 years, travelers can expect to interact with robots, holograms and Star Trek-like cyber reps instead of humans for their travel needs. Holidays via virtual reality headsets and fingerprint passports are also expected to transform the travel experience. These are among some of the predictions that came out of an industry report […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Italy’s holy wine falls prey to weather

Italy’s holy wine falls prey to weather

(ROME-AFP) – Vin Santo, the celebrated Italian dessert wine from Tuscany, could be in scarce supply after one of Tuscany’s biggest producers revealed it will not be making any in 2014. Tenuta di Artimino, a 732-hectare estate centred on a Medici villa that is a world heritage site, said Thursday it had also decided to […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

Thousands of Angelenos to ‘Move It’ with the LAUSD

District 5K at Dodger Stadium in support of health & wellness LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will host its second annual 5K ‘Move It’ Challenge and Health Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Dodger Stadium.  In partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers, this District fundraiser aims to raise awareness […]

10.11.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Health & Fitness, Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Lupita Nyong’o stars in new campaign for Lancôme

Lupita Nyong’o stars in new campaign for Lancôme

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pink Floyd signs out with ‘river’ journey back

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

07.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·