EU tourism hits record in 2014

EU tourism hits record in 2014

(Brussels-AFP) – The European Union attracted a record number of tourists in 2014, with visits to France leading the bloc, official data showed on Thursday. Last year tourists spent 2.7 billion nights in tourist accommodations across the EU’s 28 countries, the Eurostat data agency said, up 1.7 percent from 2013. France still came top of […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
PHL jumps 13 notches in 2015 economic freedom index

PHL jumps 13 notches in 2015 economic freedom index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Philippines is among the 10 top countries with improved performances in the list of the world’s freest economies, jumping 13 notches in the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom released today by the Heritage Foundation. The Philippines moved from 89th place in 2014 to 76th place in 2015 in the annual survey of 184 countries published since 1995 […]

29.01.2015 · Filled under: Asian News ·
ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

ABC Entertainment debuts upcoming TV shows in TCA winter press tour

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman From the same network that brought us the Emmy-award winning series, “Modern Family,” comedy favorite, “The Middle,” and long-running hit shows like “Dancing With the Stars” and “General Hospital,” comes another set of TV shows that are bound to keep you riveted to your TVs. On January 14, 2015, ABC announced […]

Vice Ganda-led zany cast unloads laugh-a-minute comedy in ‘The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin’

Vice Ganda-led zany cast unloads laugh-a-minute comedy in ‘The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin’

TFC@theMovies brings top-grossing Filipino film of all time to over 40 theatres in U.S. and in Canada starting January 30 REDWOOD SHORES, CA – When gay soldier character Benjamin “Benjie” Santos VIII, played by host-actor-singer Vice Ganda, first came into public conciousness in 2011 by way of ABS-CBN Star Cinema’s action-comedy, “The Unkabogable: Praybeyt Benjamin”, the character became […]

28.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Film, Services ·
Midriff ‘the new cleavage’ in Chanel show

Midriff ‘the new cleavage’ in Chanel show

(Paris-AFP) – Chanel’s haute couture view of the coming spring-summer season, revealed Tuesday, is distinctly storybook — but with midriff-baring outfits proudly declaring that “the stomach is the new cleavage”. One of the tentpoles of the haute couture shows this week in Paris, the Chanel event held in the capital’s glass-roofed Grand Palais attracted a […]

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

Georgia May Jagger is the latest face of Mulberry

(Relaxnews) – Mulberry hired the British-American supermodel as the star of its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, which is set in the interior of a chic country home. The luxury handbag maker certainly has a knack for landing coveted brand ambassadors. After several campaigns fronted by Cara Delevingne, who even designed her own handbag for Mulberry, the […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Runway hair: feathery locks at Alexis Mabille

Runway hair: feathery locks at Alexis Mabille

(Relaxnews) – Odile from Parisian Hair & Make-up Agency Atelier 68 created the crowning glory behind the French designer’s glamorous Spring Haute Couture collection. If you thought hair extensions were a thing of the past…think again! Could Alexis Mabille be on the brink of starting a new hair color trend? After dip dye and blue […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Over 1.1 billion tourists worldwide in 2014

Over 1.1 billion tourists worldwide in 2014

(Relaxnews) – According to the official figures published January 27 by the UN World Tourism Organization, there were 1.138 billion international travelers in 2014. This is 51 million more tourists than in the previous year, representing a rise of 4.7%. These latest figures confirm the trend seen in recent years, in which the growth in […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Sef to stick with GMA

Sef to stick with GMA

Actor Sef Cadayona announced that he has no plans of leaving the Kapuso network. “Hindi po (ako aalis). Kasi iba po ‘yung binibigay sa akin na opportunity mula nu’ng nagsimula ako hanggang ngayon,” he said. Sef has been an exclusive contract artist with GMA since 2013. Sef started his career when he joined the reality-based […]

27.01.2015 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

Beauty tutorials: Alexa Chung

(Relaxnews) – The British model, fashionista and TV host unveiled her latest project this past week, a 20-piece capsule collaboration with AG Jeans. To celebrate the 31-year-old we thought we’d take a look at how to steal her look. The hair - youtu.be/LBOxoPQe2-k This tutorial from Nora Aradi talks you through the steps if you want […]

26.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, International Stars, Online ·
Your friends could predict your lifespan: study

Your friends could predict your lifespan: study

(Relaxnews) – Giving new meaning to the oft-uttered exclamation that your friends know you better than you think, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis say close friends know each other well enough to have an idea of how long the other will live. “You expect your friends to be inclined to see you in […]

26.01.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

Colombia’s Paulina Vega wins Miss Universe title

(Doral, United States-AFP) – Colombia’s Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, beating out contenders from the United States, Ukraine, Jamaica and The Netherlands at the world’s top beauty pageant in Florida. The 22-year-old model and business student triumphed over 87 other women from around the world, and is only the second beauty queen from […]

Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

Meghan Trainor debut album opens at No. 1

(New York-AFP) – Pop singer Meghan Trainor’s debut album has opened at number one on the US charts, with the popularity of her breakaway hit “All About That Bass” helping dethrone Taylor Swift. Nielsen Soundscan said that Trainor’s album “Title” sold 238,000 copies, either in traditional sales or the equivalent through streaming and song purchases, […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Young trio join ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Young trio join ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

(Relaxnews) – Jean Grey, Cyclops and Storm have been recast as part of a new generation of superheros in 2016′s next “X-Men” film. Director Bryan Singer broke the news on Twitter, introducing Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Alexandra Shipp in key roles. Turner will play telepath Jean Grey aka Phoenix (previously Famke Janssen), Sheridan the conventional […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Feb. 1 is deadline to apply for $1.2-M Edison Scholars Program

Feb. 1 is deadline to apply for $1.2-M Edison Scholars Program

ROSEMEAD, Calif. – Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE), reminds high school seniors that there’s still time to apply for the 2014-15 Edison Scholars Program, which offers $1.2 million in scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue college studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields. The application deadline is […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Local News, Offers, Services ·
Obama urges Congress to give women equal pay

Obama urges Congress to give women equal pay

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass a law guaranteeing equal pay for women, saying it was crucial to helping boost the incomes of struggling families. “Nothing helps families make ends meet like higher wages,” Obama said in his annual State of the Union speech. […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Ruffa, boyfriend mark first anniversary

Ruffa, boyfriend mark first anniversary

Ruffa Gutierrez and her boyfriend, French-Israeli businessman Jordan Mouyal, marked their first anniversary as a couple on Thursday. In her personal Instagram account, Gutierrez posted a picture of them together as she expressed how grateful she is to have Mouyal in her life. In the caption, the beauty queen-turned-actress wrote, “The best kind of people […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
California alert after Disneyland measles outbreak

California alert after Disneyland measles outbreak

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  – California is battling a surge of measles cases clustered around the famous Disneyland theme park, despite the virus being all but eliminated in the United States, authorities said Thursday. The California Department of Public Health reported on its website that 59 cases of measles had been recorded […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

(New York-AFP) – Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is to star in a New York play about an ace fighter pilot tasked with flying US drones in Afghanistan from an Air Force trailer. The Public Theater in Manhattan’s trendy East Village said the production of “Grounded” would run from April 7 to May 17, and […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
A swinging social life is good for your health

A swinging social life is good for your health

(Relaxnews) – Good friends can actually make you healthier in the physical sense in addition to improving your mental well-being, according to a new study from Concordia University in Canada. Working with a group of 60 international students whose lives were changed dramatically by a move to Montreal, psychology professor Jean-Philippe Gouin observed their health […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·