Paris exhibit revisits Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘scandalous’ 1971 collection

Paris exhibit revisits Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘scandalous’ 1971 collection

Relaxnews) – After the release of two biopics in 2014, the late legendary designer is in the news again ahead of “Yves Saint Laurent 1971: La Collection du Scandale.” The exhibition at the Fondation Pierre Bergé in Paris will revisit Yves Saint Laurent’s harshly criticized collection inspired by the styles of Nazi-occupied Paris. On January […]

Philippine Cinderellas beat poverty, seize world stage

Philippine Cinderellas beat poverty, seize world stage

(Manila-AFP) – As a child she waded in muddy Philippine rice paddies, now teenager Janicel Lubina struts down runways for the country’s top designers and is hoping to be crowned among the world’s most beautiful women. Lubina is a star recruit in one of Manila’s beauty pageant boot camps, where shy, lanky teenage girls from […]

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Environment ·
Watch Robert Downey Jr. deliver Iron Man bionic arm to boy in viral video

Watch Robert Downey Jr. deliver Iron Man bionic arm to boy in viral video

(Relaxnews) – Robert Downey Jr. — aka Tony Stark  – helped deliver a real bionic, Iron Man-inspired arm developed using 3D technology to a boy with a partially developed arm in a YouTube video that has gone viral. Since being uploaded Thursday, the video of Downey Jr. and Alex, a dapper seven-year-old who loves superheroes […]

Avoiding snacking could help protect the heart, study suggests

Avoiding snacking could help protect the heart, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – Adhering to a strict mealtime schedule could protect the heart from age-related disease, according to researchers at San Diego State University. Working with fruit flies — which have long been used to model the genetic foundations of human disease — the research team was able to prevent heart problems that arise as a […]

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Listen to the new song from ‘Frozen Fever’

Listen to the new song from ‘Frozen Fever’

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

16.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
One third of web users globally is a British football fan

One third of web users globally is a British football fan

(Relaxnews) – Proving that soccer is the world’s only universal language, three in 10 consumers with web access say that they watch Premier League matches on the television and 15% turn to the web to see a game. The figures, from the GlobalWebIndex (GWI), which are based on a sample of up to 170,000 internet […]

US owner offers million dollar inn for 200 words, $125

US owner offers million dollar inn for 200 words, $125

(New York-AFP) – A 200-word essay and $125 is all it will take to become the proud owner of a bucolic New England inn, says its owner, who won the establishment in the same way. For more than two decades, Janice Sage has run the Center Lovell Inn, a majestic bed and breakfast nestled in […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Singin’ in the Rain, and how Paris fell in love with US musicals

Singin’ in the Rain, and how Paris fell in love with US musicals

(Paris-AFP) – A sold-out theatre run in Paris for “Singin’ in the Rain”, which opens Thursday, marks another success for American musicals in a country where they once attracted sneers. “In France we are experts at creating categories — there is culture and there is entertainment,” said Jean-Luc Choplin, who runs the Chatelet Theatre where […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jim Parsons of ‘Big Bang Theory’ gets Hollywood star

Jim Parsons of ‘Big Bang Theory’ gets Hollywood star

(Los Angeles-AFP) – Jim Parsons, the American actor famous for his portrayal of a quirky, self-centered scientist Sheldon Cooper on “The Big Bang Theory,” earned a star Wednesday on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Parsons, 41, was flanked by Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Johnny Galecki and the rest of his castmates in the wildly popular series now going […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Singapore Changi Airport named world’s best airport 2015

Singapore Changi Airport named world’s best airport 2015

(Relaxnews) – The gulf between Singapore Changi Airport and other major hubs around the world has widened yet again, after it took the title of World’s Best Airport for the third year in a row. Of the 550 airports considered, Changi emerged the winner at the 2015 World Airport Awards by Skytrax, taking the top […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Bea Alonzo hospitalized after falling off sail boat

Bea Alonzo hospitalized after falling off sail boat

Bea Alonzo was brought to the hospital on Thursday after meeting an accident on set, according to the movie star in an Instagram post. The photo shows the actress’ hospital tag with her real name, Phylbert Angelie Ranollo. Its caption: “Went to the ER (emergency room) to have my bruises checked due to falling off […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Filipino artist goes big in Hollywood

Filipino artist goes big in Hollywood

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman Winston Quitasol may not be a name familiar to many. But a lot of people have seen his work. If you watched a Hollywood movie any time between 1992 to now, chances are, you’ve already seen at least one of the films he worked on. As a visual effects and lighting artist, […]

12.03.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film ·
2 Fil-Ams win in municipal elections in LA county

2 Fil-Ams win in municipal elections in LA county

By Nimfa Rueda LOS ANGELES – Two Filipino-Americans were re-elected to serve a four-year term on the city councils of Cerritos and Carson in Los Angeles County, according to semi-official results released Wednesday Mark Pulido, currently mayor of Cerritos, topped the city council elections for the second time. He drew the most votes ever recorded […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Birchbox to release special ‘Mad Men’ boxes

Birchbox to release special ‘Mad Men’ boxes

(Relaxnews) – It’s the show that brought the glamour of 1960s beauty back to our screens, so it’s no surprise that “Mad Men” has teamed up with Birchbox to bring the look to our makeup bags. The cosmetics service is teaming up with the AMC show to celebrate its final episodes with a specially curated […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Rayver Cruz not dating Julia Barretto

Rayver Cruz not dating Julia Barretto

Actor-dancer Rayver Cruz finally spoke up on persistent reports that he is dating teen actress Julia Barretto, stressing that they are just good friends. “Walang real score. Kapag napag-uusapan namin ni Julia, natatawa lang kami kasi super close ako sa family niya. After ng London Barrio Fiesta naging close ako sa kanya at sa mama […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino not skirting issue on Purisima’s role in Mamasapano mission – Palace exec

Aquino not skirting issue on Purisima’s role in Mamasapano mission – Palace exec

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –President Benigno Aquino III is not skirting the issue on the role of resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima in the deadly January 25 Mamasapano mission, a Malacañang official said Tuesday. “Wala namang pag-iwas doon sa role ni General Purisima,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said. Pressed further why […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Tim Burton continues with live action children’s story streak

Tim Burton continues with live action children’s story streak

(Relaxnews) – Prior to signing on for live-action remake project “Dumbo,” Burton has already found success balancing a selection of youngster’s tales with the darker material that helped established his signature style. James and the Giant Peach (1996) Based on the 1961 Roald Dahl novel about an unhappy orphan boy and a fruit tree growing […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

Obama in Selma: ‘Our march is not over’

By Jérôme Cartillier / Andrew Beatty Selma, United States |AFP|  – US President Barack Obama rallied a new generation of Americans to the spirit of the civil rights struggle on Saturday, warning their march for freedom “is not yet finished.” In a forceful speech in Selma, Alabama on the 50th anniversary of the brutal repression […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Hillary Clinton says ‘not there yet’ on women’s equality

Hillary Clinton says ‘not there yet’ on women’s equality

New York, United States |AFP|   – Two women with global clout – Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates – released a sweeping report on Monday showing that women are still far from winning equality in leadership positions. The “No Ceilings” report is a review of progress made by women since the 1995 Beijing conference laid […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Michael de Mesa makes theater comeback

Michael de Mesa makes theater comeback

Although he continues to be visible on television with teleseryes like GMA Network’s “Indio” and “Innamorata” as well as in acclaimed films like Erik Matti’s “On The Job” and Joyce Bernal’s “10,000 Hours”, not too many are aware that Michael de Mesa has been shuttling back and forth to the country from the U.S., where […]

11.03.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·