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 ·
Ariana Grande announces first fragrance

Ariana Grande announces first fragrance

(Relaxnews) – She’s conquered music, fashion and acting and now the whirlwind that is Ariana Grande is set to launch her assault on the fragrance industry. The singer and actress will be releasing her first scent in association with Luxe Brands this fall, reports Women’s Wear Daily. “I’m asked so often about which fragrance I’m wearing, […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Apple to repair MacBooks affected by video issues for free

Apple to repair MacBooks affected by video issues for free

(Relaxnews) – Apple has extended its repair program for MacBook Pros that have been exhibiting video issues. As of February 20, 2015, owners of select 2011 to 2013 models of MacBook Pro systems that have been experiencing video issues — distorted scrambled images, no video, and unexpected system restarts — will be able to take […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Cholesterol no longer a concern: US experts

Cholesterol no longer a concern: US experts

(Miami, United States-AFP) – More butter, anyone? A warning against eating foods high in cholesterol is no longer included in the US government’s draft dietary guidelines for Americans, representing a major shift in policy, officials said Thursday. Until now, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to 300 milligrams per day […]

20.02.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Obama vows to fight immigration ruling

Obama vows to fight immigration ruling

DACA suspended as Texas judge freezes executive order By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |  – US President Barack Obama claimed history and the law were on his side Tuesday, as he vowed to fight a court order freezing controversial immigration reforms. Obama had used an executive order to bypass a hostile Congress […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Sainthood for California friar Junipero Serra angers native Americans

By Fabienne Faur Washington, United States | AFP |  – The Franciscan friar who brought Christianity to California in the 18th century is on track for sainthood, but for Native Americans, his legacy is anything but holy. Junipero Serra founded the first nine of what would become 21 Spanish missions stretching from San Diego to […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US housing starts slow in January

US housing starts slow in January

Washington, United States | AFP | Wednesday 2/18/2015 – New construction of homes across the United States slowed in January, but the building industry continuing to show modest strength, Commerce Department figures showed Wednesday. Private housing starts fell 2.0 percent from strong December numbers, but were still at a solid annual pace of 1,065,000 units. […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

Food and wine pairings for the Chinese New Year table

(Relaxnews) – In honor of the Chinese New Year this Thursday, February 19, foodies around the world are planning Asian-themed dinner party menus for the weekend. But what is the best type of wine to serve with Peking duck, spring rolls or steamed dumplings? Finding the perfect wines to serve with Asian cuisine is often […]

19.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·