First teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ debuts online

First teaser trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ debuts online

(Relaxnews) – The long-awaited first images from J.J. Abrams’ movie have arrived in the form of a highly anticipated teaser trailer. While none of the celebrities starring in the movie appear on screen, the first quick glimpses convey a rather dark atmosphere, with Stormtroopers ready to fight, X-wing starfighters equally ready for battle and a […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
US shoppers go in for the kill on ‘Black Friday’

US shoppers go in for the kill on ‘Black Friday’

(LEESBURG-AFP) – The traditionalists don’t like it, but the “Black Friday” shopping frenzy is as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States as turkey and pumpkin pie. And it’s only Thursday. Americans will spend tens of billions of dollars over the four-day holiday and there was certainly no messing about at […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Thanksgiving ·
New images revealed of Abbey Lee Kershaw and Charlie Siem for Hugo Boss

New images revealed of Abbey Lee Kershaw and Charlie Siem for Hugo Boss

(Relaxnews) – Australian model and actress Abbey Lee Kershaw appears alongside British musician Charlie Siem in the brand’s latest campaign, a minimalist series of images for Spring/Summer 2015, devised by BOSS Womenswear Artistic Director Jason Wu. One of fashion’s biggest names, Kershaw took a lengthy break from walking in shows to focus on her acting […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Guy Bourdin exhibit opens in London

Guy Bourdin exhibit opens in London

(Relaxnews) – Twentieth century French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin is the subject of a new retrospective at Somerset House in London. “Guy Bourdin: Image Maker” which opened Thursday at Somerset House and runs through March 15, 2015, takes a look at the work of the highly influential Frenchman who never published a book and never held an […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Deepak Chopra releases immersive meditation app

Deepak Chopra releases immersive meditation app

(Relaxnews) – Physician and meditation guru Deepak Chopra has joined forces with DTS, Inc. to create an app they claim will offer an immersive sound system to create a tranquil environment for meditation that’s accessible on the go. Chopra calls the listening experience holistic and says the app, called The Non Local, produces a calming […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

Belgians band together in bid to win UNESCO status for their fries

(Relaxnews) – French and German-speakers in Belgium have lent their support behind a Flemish initiative to rally their fellow countrymen and sign a petition that would give one of their signature dishes, fries, UNESCO world heritage status — and, perhaps, give the country ownership of the world’s favorite spud dish. In advance of Fry Week, […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Fashion films of the week: Fendi, Valentino, Burberry

Fashion films of the week: Fendi, Valentino, Burberry

(Relaxnews) – A playful film from Fendi for some quirky accessories, a retro rainbow vibe from Valentino and Burberry looks at how LA’s style-setters wear its iconic trench. Here’s our latest weekly selection of the best short films from the fashion and luxury industry: Fendi The Italian brand has revealed this playful, stop-motion animation featuring […]

28.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Online, Videos ·
Say cheese! Wikipedia appeals for cash to snap French fromage

Say cheese! Wikipedia appeals for cash to snap French fromage

(PARIS-AFP) – Wikipedia on Wednesday launched a fundraising initiative — dubbed WikiCheese — to photograph France’s bewildering varieties of cheese and put them online to help readers tell their Black Brie from their Tymsboro. The French branch of the online encyclopedia hopes to pull in 5,000 euros ($6,200) through crowdfunding over the next month to […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
US cruise liner taps into growing Southeast Asian market

US cruise liner taps into growing Southeast Asian market

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – US-based Princess Cruises, the world’s third largest cruise line, launched its first Singapore-based service on Thursday in a move to tap into the emerging Southeast Asian cruise travel market. Industry players said a fast-rising middle class, which has fuelled a boom in budget air travel, is also likely to drive demand in the […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Are US shoppers falling out of love with Black Friday?

Are US shoppers falling out of love with Black Friday?

(Relaxnews) – Is the Black Friday shopping tradition losing its shine in the US? According to Consumer Reports’ latest Black Friday Holiday Poll, more than half (53 percent) of Americans say they won’t be shopping at all during the five-day stretch between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday. Some 39 percent of participants said they would […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Natalie Portman in talks to join Jobs biopic

Natalie Portman in talks to join Jobs biopic

(Relaxnews) – Natalie Portman is in talks for the female lead in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic penned by Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”), according to Deadline. The movie adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple co-founder is to be directed by Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire”). Earlier this week, the biopic was picked up […]

27.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden, Online ·
AppleOne Properties provides sound investment for Cebuanos in the US

AppleOne Properties provides sound investment for Cebuanos in the US

By Hannah De Castro-Abinuman AppleOne Properties successfully culminated their US Road Show on November 19, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Cerritos, CA. The road show focused in three key areas in the US – New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Numerous Filipinos, mostly Cebuanos, flocked the said events looking for the perfect property […]

26.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Local News, Money & Business ·
British TV wins big at International Emmy Awards

British TV wins big at International Emmy Awards

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Britain led at the International Emmy Awards Monday, with three trophies going to British television series at the ceremony honoring the best TV programming outside the United States. “Utopia,” the conspiracy series created by Britain’s Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden took home the best drama Emmy, while the best actor […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars ·
Coca-Cola to launch premium milk nationwide in the US

Coca-Cola to launch premium milk nationwide in the US

(Relaxnews) – Coca-Cola is turning its hand to dairy with the launch of a lactose-free, protein-rich milk product, the company has revealed. “Fairlife Purley Nutritious“, a high protein, low sugar milk, will launch across the US in late December, the brand revealed at last week’s Morgan Stanley Global Consumer Conference. “It’s basically the premiumisation of milk,” […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett for H&M video unveiled

(Relaxnews) – H&M has unveiled its new Christmas video, starring Lady Gaga and musical legend Tony Bennett, as well as a cast of some of fashion’s hottest supermodels. Directed by Johan Renck, the short film titled “H&M Magical Holidays” is soundtracked by “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from Bennett […]

Rush-seeking Millennials more likely to brave crowds than Baby Boomers this Black Friday

Rush-seeking Millennials more likely to brave crowds than Baby Boomers this Black Friday

(Relaxnews) – Millennials are more likely to brave the stores on Black Friday than Boomers, according to a new report. A survey by US retailer Hhgregg showed that 63 percent of Millennials will visit stores on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, compared to just 40 percent of the older generation. While 73 percent […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Thanksgiving ·
Obama reform to benefit thousands of undocumented Filipinos

Obama reform to benefit thousands of undocumented Filipinos

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – President Barack Obama drew mixed reactions among Filipino-American immigration advocates last week after he outlined his plan to shield up to 5 million immigrants – including tens of thousands of Filipinos – from deportation. The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (Naffaa) threw its full support behind Obama’s […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
We have not yet banned any journalist – Palace

We have not yet banned any journalist – Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang urged the Bureau of Immigration to reassess the blacklisting of the Hong Kong journalists ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit next year. In an interview with radio dzRB, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the exclusion should be reassessed since there was no similar incident this year. The immigration […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

By Daniel HICKS MACAU  (AFP) – Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao comprehensively dismantled American Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Sunday. Pacquiao dropped Algieri to the canvas six times during the 12-round contest in the southern Chinese city to win an overwhelming unanimous decision, […]

25.11.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
First teaser for ‘Jurassic World’

First teaser for ‘Jurassic World’

(Relaxnews) – This weekend, Universal unveiled the first footage for the “Jurassic Park” sequel. The gates of the park open and give us a 15-second glimpse of the first “Jurassic World” trailer, set to be unveiled later this week. The first few notes from John Williams’s theme composed back in 1993 give a melancholic tone […]

24.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·