iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

iOS 8 increasingly mirrors Yosemite and readies for the arrival of the Apple Watch

(Relaxnews) – Apple has released iOS 8.3, the latest update of its mobile OS, for download. This is the third major iOS 8 update since its release on September 17, 2014, which coincided with the launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. iOS 8: iCloud Drive and Health The iOS 8 operating system, compatible […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood bombshell and 1950s icon Marilyn Monroe has inspired an animated character by Chinese group DMG Entertainment and US-based Authentic Brands Group. The “Mini Marilyn” character will be used for TV, film and live venue attractions, Variety reports. According to the two groups, the design will serve as the engine for licensing, retail […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars ·
New York’s World Trade Center observatory to open in May

New York’s World Trade Center observatory to open in May

(New York-AFP) – The observatory of New York’s new World Trade Center will open May 29 to the public, building managers said Tuesday. The observatory is on floors 100, 101 and 102 in the gleaming glass tower that was built on the site of buildings destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks in Manhattan. Also […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Petition to rename Singapore’s airport after Lee Kuan Yew takes flight

Petition to rename Singapore’s airport after Lee Kuan Yew takes flight

(Singapore-AFP) – An online petition to rename Singapore’s Changi Airport “Lee Kuan Yew International Airport” has been signed by more than 12,000 people and submitted to the government, its organiser said on Wednesday. In an update on the website change.org the organiser, who goes by the moniker ‘Remembering LKY’ – Lee’s initials, said the petition, […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

Alex Garland: the path from novelist to director

(Relaxnews) – Alex Garland makes his directorial debut with AI thriller “Ex Machina,” launching in the US on April 10. We chart his career path as a novelist, screenwriter, producer, and even video game consultant. Bursting onto the scene with a searing first novel, 1996′s “The Beach” established Garland as a force in contemporary fiction. […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chanel to launch online pop-up store at Net-a-Porter

Chanel to launch online pop-up store at Net-a-Porter

(Relaxnews) – Luxury fashion house Chanel is launching its first official e-commerce project, an online store at Net-a-porter.com for a capsule collection of jewelry. The collection, Coco Crush, will comprise five rings and one cuff in 18-karat gold, reports Women’s Wear Daily. Each piece features the brand’s signature quilted pattern. Rings are expected to be […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

Filipino-owned pizza salon at The Plaza Food Hall

NEW YORK – There’s thin crust pizza; and there’s paper thin crust pizza. That’s Pizza Rollio – a delicate crisp layered with a delightful blend of cheese, herbs and fresh toppings, best enjoyed in one bite, rolled up with fresh arugula, alfalfa and sauces. The artisanal pizza created by mother Mariko Jacinto, son Deki Tajonera, […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Asian News, Columnists, Food & Dining, Jannelle So, Kitchenomics, News ·
Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Lani Misalucha at the Pechanga Theater

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

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Contests, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music, Offers, Promotions ·
Cebuano filmmaker launches film, ‘Waves’ in New York Film Academy Theater, Los Angeles

Cebuano filmmaker launches film, ‘Waves’ in New York Film Academy Theater, Los Angeles

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman On Friday, March 27, 2015, Waverly Productions, a Cebu-based, Indie filmhouse, hosted a special screening of their very first feature-length film entitled, “Waves,” in the New York Film Academy (NYFA) Theater in Burbank, California. Waves stars multi-award winning actor, Baron Geisler (Ross), Polish model Ilona Struzik (Sofia) and award winning actress […]

09.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Bataan survivors, descendants to meet at Hotel Queen Mary for 31st annual reunion

Survivors of the Battles of Bataan and Corregidor, and the Bataan Death March, and their descendants will gather in Long Beach on Friday and Saturday, April 24 – 25, at the annual meeting and reunion of the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society.  These men are the soldiers who fought America’s first ground battles of World War II.  The United States Army awarded its […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

Dove releases latest beauty campaign video, ‘Choose Beautiful’

(Relaxnews) – Beauty and personal care brand Dove is known for its viral videos about beauty, and the latest, “Choose Beautiful,” has been generating buzz since releasing on Tuesday. In the new video, women in five cities — San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and São Paulo — are given the opportunity to enter a building […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund returning for ‘Tron 3′

Olivia Wilde, Garrett Hedlund returning for ‘Tron 3′

(Relaxnews) – Joseph Kosinski is back to direct the sequel to 2010′s “Tron: Legacy,” and Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund will reteam in the lead roles. The project is looking to shoot in the fall, reports The Hollywood Reporter, with plot details uder wraps for now. “Tron: Legacy” followed up the 1980s sci-fi film “Tron,” which […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

(Relaxnews) – The Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman is headed to Lifetime in the US, where it will premiere next month. After opening the Cannes film festival last year to many negative reviews, “Grace of Monaco” saw its US release date pushed back once and is now headed straight to the US network. Lifetime […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Pearson’s ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ getting sequel

Pearson’s ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ getting sequel

(Relaxnews) – A sequel is on the way for UK author and journalist Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” which was made into a movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker. Pearson’s 2002 novel revolved around the character of Kate Reddy, who struggled to balance career and family. The film adaptation was released in […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘American Pie’ lyrics sell for $1.2 million in New York

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

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

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

Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

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

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

France’s 2nd artificial heart recipient says ‘recovered’

(Paris, France-AFP) – A man who in August became the second person in France to receive a much-hyped new-generation artificial heart said in his first interview Sunday he had “recovered”, to the point of going on bike rides. The 69-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was terminally ill with a heart condition when he […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

World’s largest tulip festival and Japan foothills among top spots for spring blooms

(Relaxnews) – It’s a yearly miracle, when parts of the Earth awaken from their wintry slumber and erupt in a kaleidoscope of color. And some parts of the Earth are even more beautiful than others. Here’s a roundup of some of the best places to witness the visual feast, according to Cheapflights.com. Bluebonnet fields, Texas, USA […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden ·
Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith take Billboard Music Award nominations

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

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

Lydia V. Solis, a woman of substance elected PWUAASC President

By Myrna Aquitania A woman of substance, Lydia Vergara Solis, was recently elected President of the Philippine Women’s University Alumni Association of Southern California. Ms. Solis is not just Philippine News’ Southern California Chief Correspondent but she’s an active leader in the community as well. Lydia was born in Taal, Batangas to Public School Supervisor Marciano Kasilag Solis […]

07.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·