Lady Gaga in moving ‘Sound of Music’ Oscars tribute

Lady Gaga in moving ‘Sound of Music’ Oscars tribute

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – The Academy Awards hailed the 50th anniversary of its all-time greatest musical Sunday, recruiting Lady Gaga to gracefully sing a medley of memorable tunes from “The Sound of Music.” Starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, the cinematic tale of the musical von Trapp family in Austria and their mischievous governess is […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Complete list of Oscar winners

Complete list of Oscar winners

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – Here is the complete list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday: Best picture: “Birdman” Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” Best actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best original […]

23.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Exemption for caregiver renewals has been removed

Q. I entered Canada to work as a live in caregiver in August 2013. I worked for over a year and then my employer passed away. After many months I finally found a new employer to hire me. I want to work right away but I do not know what my employer needs to do. My friend […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Legal Matters, Services ·
UCLA among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing schools in 2015

UCLA among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing schools in 2015

WASHINGTON – The Peace Corps today released the 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. This year, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), ranked No. 11 among large schools, with 43 alumni currently volunteering worldwide. “The Peace Corps provides an indispensable opportunity for young people out of college to […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

Dinner at your door: UberEATS to hit Barcelona

(Relaxnews) – Uber has announced the launch of its first international meal delivery service in Barcelona. The service, called UberEATs, will deliver plates from the best local restaurants in Barcelona to your door. Ordering is easy, just open the regular Uber app and tap the UberEATs icon. UberEATs is in service in Los Angeles under […]

Oscar best picture winners of past 20 years

Oscar best picture winners of past 20 years

(Hollywood-AFP) – The following is a list of the Academy Award best picture winners from the last 20 years, ahead of Sunday’s 87th Oscars in Hollywood: 2014 – “12 Years A Slave” 2013 – “Argo” 2012 – “The Artist” 2011 – “The King’s Speech” 2010 – “The Hurt Locker” 2009 – “Slumdog Millionaire” 2008 – […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The 2015 Oscars, by the numbers

The 2015 Oscars, by the numbers

(Hollywood-AFP) – The 87th Oscars will be held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here are the Academy Awards, by numbers. Voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences: 6,124. Countries where Oscars ceremony will be broadcast: over 225. Films eligible for Best Picture: 323. Countries submitting foreign-language films: 83. Statuettes […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Marc Jacobs wows NY crowd with eccentric elegance

Marc Jacobs wows NY crowd with eccentric elegance

(New York-AFP) – American designer Marc Jacobs provided a dazzling finale to New York Fashion Week on Thursday with a collection of severe but eccentric elegance that followed cashmere cool from Ralph Lauren and urban eroticism from Calvin Klein. Jacobs invited film director Sofia Coppola, Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry and actress Christina Ricci to an […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz take anti-Oscar Razzie awards

Kirk Cameron, Cameron Diaz take anti-Oscar Razzie awards

(Los Angeles-AFP) – “Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas,” a film which promises to “put Christ back into Christmas” and actress Cameron Diaz triumphed Saturday at the Razzies anti-award show, Hollywood’s hall of shame. On the eve of the Oscars, the movie — of which one critic said “even devout born-again Christians will find this hard to […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
How Oscars number-crunchers keep winners secret

How Oscars number-crunchers keep winners secret

(Los Angeles-AFP) – By day, they are accountants with global consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. But from Friday, for two days only, they become keepers of one of the most closely-guarded secrets in the world. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will be the only people who know the winners of the coveted golden Oscar statuettes, cinema’s most […]

22.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fashion icon Tom Ford to make second movie this year

Fashion icon Tom Ford to make second movie this year

(Hollywood-AFP) – Fashion titan Tom Ford has revealed he plans to shoot his second movie later this year, following the critical success of his debut 2009 feature film “A Single Man.” Ford wowed an A-list crowd in Los Angeles on Friday by taking the unusual step of staging his London Fashion Week fall/winter show in […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Some fun facts about the 2015 Oscars

Some fun facts about the 2015 Oscars

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – The 87th Academy Awards takes place Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here AFP looks at some facts and figures about this year’s extravaganza: ALL WHITE Every single one of the 20 acting nominees is white, for only the second time in nearly two decades. The last time there were […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

A selection of Taylor Swift covers: the good, the clever and the surprising

(Relaxnews) – A new take on Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” by Stephen Malkmus (formerly of Pavement) has been making the rounds this week. Swift’s music has been widely covered in recent years, with results ranging from catchy to poignant. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – “Blank Space” The former Pavement member presented his kid-friendly take […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Why do blockbusters rarely win top honors at Oscars?

Why do blockbusters rarely win top honors at Oscars?

(Hollywood, United States-AFP) – So who has actually seen the top Oscar movies? Film buffs, mostly. That’s because — let’s face it — most of the films shortlisted for Academy Awards glory are relatively small-budget independent flicks, not crowd-pleasing blockbusters. And it’s even more the case this year, with only one of the eight films […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Eating placentas? US moms swear by health benefitEating placentas? US moms swear by health benefitss

Eating placentas? US moms swear by health benefitEating placentas? US moms swear by health benefitss

(Washington-AFP) – Health trends come and go, but one post-birth fad is gaining a foothold in the United States among some new mothers who extol the benefits of eating their own placentas. Convinced it helps to boost energy, produce healthy milk and ward off postpartum depression, the practice is catching on among mothers who shun […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

Madonna ties with George Strait for most leaders on Billboard charts

(Relaxnews) – Madonna has achieved another career milestone tying with country crooner George Strait for logging the most No. 1 singles on Billboard charts. The Queen of Pop’s latest single “Living for Love” marks her 44th No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. Strait, also called the King of Country, also logged 44 […]

21.02.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

After Google Glass, Apple Watch, Japan offers wearable tomatoes

(Tokyo-AFP) – As the world’s electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday — unveiling a wearable tomato machine. The “Tomatan” is a backpack that can be loaded with six mid-sized tomatoes, enough, say the makers, to power runners through this weekend’s Tokyo Marathon. […]

How to follow the Oscars online: TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

How to follow the Oscars online: TV, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

(Relaxnews) – A select portion of the US audience will have access to a legit online stream of the Oscar ceremony. On TV The Disney-owned ABC television network does provide a sanctioned method for watching the entire show online for those that won’t be watching by the ABC TV channel, though viewers need to fulfill […]

From flats to furs: trends at NY Fashion Week

From flats to furs: trends at NY Fashion Week

(New York-AFP) – New York Fashion Week wrapped up Thursday after more than 300 catwalk shows and presentations. From furs to flats, here are the main trends for fall/winter 2015. TWEED The woolen cloth loved by the British countryset is back with a vengeance. Diane von Furstenberg printed it with confetti and large flowers. Rodarte […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Photos ·
Sweet science: Standards set for Turkish baklava

Sweet science: Standards set for Turkish baklava

(Istanbul-AFP) – Turkey has for the first time introduced a set of criteria for baklava, the sweet pastry made in the country’s southeast and known across the world, the standards watchdog said Thursday. The move is aimed at standardising the production of the trademark dessert, which is often manufactured with counterfeit ingredients to cut costs, […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·