Zachary Quinto to play a mystery role in ‘Girls’

Zachary Quinto to play a mystery role in ‘Girls’

(Relaxnews) – Pictures showing the actor during the filming of the show’s fourth season were recently published in the press, forcing HBO to confirm the news. While the network may have confirmed Zachary Quinto’s presence alongside the show’s creator and main actress Lena Dunham, it did not comment further on his role. It would seem, […]

21.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Man From Reno’ takes LA Film Fest’s top award

‘Man From Reno’ takes LA Film Fest’s top award

(Relaxnews) – Asian-American crime thriller “Man from Reno” wins the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Narrative Award, with “Stray Dog” and “Los Angeles” also scooping jury awards; category winners include French-Chinese project “Butter Lamp” and France’s “The Runaway.” Directed by Dave Boyle of “White on Rice” and “Surrogate Valentine,” produced by Ko Mori, starring Ayako Fujitani […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
World Cup fan of the day: for the love of the trophy

World Cup fan of the day: for the love of the trophy

(Relaxnews) – Japan and Greece from Group C played Thursday night at Natal’s Arena das Dunas stadium. To support their team, some Japanese fans dressed up as gigantic trophies, managing to resemble the traditional headdresses worn by Japanese brides. mp/sbs/ss

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat, Photos, Sports & Recreation ·
US and British World Cup visitors spending the most: Visa

US and British World Cup visitors spending the most: Visa

(Relaxnews) – International Visa cardholders have been burning a hole in their cards in Brazil, charging $27 million USD during the first few days of the FIFA World Cup. According to the “Visa Everywhere Travel Report,” foreigners in Brazil plonked $27 million in travel spending on their debit, credit and prepaid Visa cards between June […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
‘Be more friendly’: France unveils measures to boost tourism

‘Be more friendly’: France unveils measures to boost tourism

(PARIS-AFP) – France on Thursday unveiled plans to boost tourism and said it needed to eradicate its surly reputation as the world’s top destination for foreign visitors faces increasingly stiff competition. Speaking at the close of a national conference on tourism, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced that the government had fixed a target of attracting […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Eastwood film reveals strains behind ‘Jersey Boys’

Eastwood film reveals strains behind ‘Jersey Boys’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Jersey Boys” has become a global stage show triumph, but Clint Eastwood’s new film version highlights the rivalries, shady dealings and hit records of 1960s megastars The Four Seasons. The movie, based on the hit Broadway musical, shines a spotlight on what singer Frankie Valli and guitarist Tommy DeVito got up to […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Harry Potter actor, ‘Happy’ singer win Hollywood stars

Harry Potter actor, ‘Happy’ singer win Hollywood stars

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe and “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams are among some 30 celebrities who will get a star on Hollywood’s storied Walk of Fame next year, organizers announced Thursday. Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Jim Parsons and Amy Poehler also joined the honorees chosen for recognition on the sidewalk along Tinseltown’s […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Japan to ease visa rules ahead of 2020 Olympics

Japan to ease visa rules ahead of 2020 Olympics

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan said Tuesday it would relax visa rules for tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam in a bid to double the number of foreign visitors ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Tourists with Indonesian e-passports embedded with a microchip can be exempt from getting a visa, the foreign ministry said, […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Ben & Jerry’s launches ‘Saturday Night Live’-inspired ice creams

Ben & Jerry’s launches ‘Saturday Night Live’-inspired ice creams

(Relaxnews) – The folks over at Ben & Jerry’s, who love a good TV and pop culture tie-up, have launched two new ice cream flavors to help US variety show “Saturday Night Live” fete its 40th anniversary. Inspired by two popular SNL sketches, the Vermont-based ice cream maker has launched Lazy Sunday and Gilly’s Catastrophic […]

20.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
LA mayor fetes Stanley Cup win…with expletive

LA mayor fetes Stanley Cup win…with expletive

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti set tongues wagging when he used an expletive on live television as he celebrated the LA Kings’ Stanley Cup triumph, forcing TV bosses to apologize. Garcetti said he did not want children to repeat what he said when he took the microphone at a victory rally […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, U.S. News ·
Kids with musical training show better brain ‘management’: study

Kids with musical training show better brain ‘management’: study

(Relaxnews) – Researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital worked with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and found early musical training enhances the areas of the brain responsible for executive functioning. Also known as cognitive control or supervisory attentional system, “executive functioning” refers to brain management, not unlike the corresponding corporate term. This is the top of […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Jared Leto in talks to replace Will Smith in ‘Brilliance’

Jared Leto in talks to replace Will Smith in ‘Brilliance’

(Relaxnews) – The Academy Award-winning actor could star in fantasy thriller “Brilliance” instead of Will Smith, according to Variety. “Brilliance” takes place in a world where around one percent of the population is born with unusual physical or cognitive abilities. Jared Leto is in talks to star as one of these “brilliants,” Nick Cooper, an […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World Cup mural painted with soccer ball

World Cup mural painted with soccer ball

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is officially upon us, but one inventive artist prefers to use her footwork skills for a different purpose. Malaysian artist and designer Red Hong Yi has created a giant mural of international superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi using a soccer ball instead of a paintbrush. Footage of the creative process […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Move over macaron, there’s a new French pastry in town

Move over macaron, there’s a new French pastry in town

(Relaxnews) – If the Cronut is the new cupcake, the éclair is the new macaron. And there’s perhaps no better time to revisit the traditional French pastry than National Chocolate Eclair Day in the US on June 22, a holiday that may have mysterious origins — no one really knows how or when it started […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Food Videos, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
McDonald’s Canada uses sustainable fish for Filet-O-Fish sammies

McDonald’s Canada uses sustainable fish for Filet-O-Fish sammies

(Relaxnews) – It’s not the most popular menu item at McDonald’s. But news that Filet-O-Fish sandwiches sold across Canada are now sustainably sourced may offer more choice for green, pescetarian and socially-conscious consumers. McDonald’s Canada is following the lead of McDonald’s in the US and Europe in using sustainable fish certified by the Marine Stewardship […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley park to open next month in Florida

Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley park to open next month in Florida

(Relaxnews) – Universal Orlando has announced that the latest addition to its Harry Potter theme park will open July 8. Diagon Alley, the cobblestoned village where witches and wizards shop for provisions like wands, telescopes and magnifying glasses, will open next month after much fanfare. One of the most highly anticipated attractions is the multi-sensory […]

19.06.2014 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Lacoste L!VE unveils its first fragrance

Lacoste L!VE unveils its first fragrance

(Relaxnews) – Lacoste L!VE, a ready-to-wear range by Lacoste targeting teens and young adults, has just launched its first perfume. Just like its clothing line, the new men’s fragrance claims to be modern, creative and urban. Its release ties in with an interactive digital campaign headed to social networks worldwide from July to mid-September. The […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Apple quietly launches new cut-price iMac

Apple quietly launches new cut-price iMac

(Relaxnews) – The new 21.5-inch all-in-one desktop comes with a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor but, more importantly, with a price tag of just $1,099. That makes it a whole $200 cheaper than the current entry-level iMac yet, apart from the chipset, which isn’t exactly premium but is no slouch either (it has a […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
First look: James McAvoy for Prada

First look: James McAvoy for Prada

(Relaxnews) – The Scottish actor is the latest thespian to star in a menswear campaign for the Italian luxury label. Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the Golden Globe-nominated actor stars in the Fall-Winter 2014 campaign for Prada. Described by the brand as “a charismatic and unpredictable conspirator, an introspective hero who brings an effortless intimacy and individuality […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Anna Kendrick to help spearhead ‘Trolls’ revival

Anna Kendrick to help spearhead ‘Trolls’ revival

(Relaxnews) – Dreamworks Animation has landed the star of “Pitch Perfect” for the first entry in what’s to become a revival of the Trolls toy franchise. Popular during the 1960s and then relaunched in the 90s, the collectible Troll dolls are being positioned for a comeback. TV series “Trollz” might not have taken off, but […]

18.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·