Disney planning live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie

Disney planning live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ movie

(Relaxnews) – The studio is bringing in Bill Condon to helm its next live-action fairy tale adaptation, Variety indicates. Disney continues to draw inspiration from its catalogue of animated movies for new live-action remakes. After releasing a new take on “Alice in Wonderland” directed by Tim Burton and, more recently, the box-office hit “Maleficent” based […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

The best US eateries for dining alongside Ashton Kutcher and Drake

(Relaxnews) – Want to dine like the stars or increase your odds of seeing one? Urbanspoon has collected the best restaurants for celebrity sightings in a culinary map to the stars. Compiled from user data, reviews and expert commentary, the list of top 50 restaurants and cafes for star-gazing spans nine cities across the US, including […]

US private job creation falls in May: ADP

US private job creation falls in May: ADP

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US private sector churned out a net 179,000 new jobs in May, a disappointing fall from April, payrolls company ADP said Wednesday. It was the lowest level in four months, and suggested US economic growth remains in second gear. The May figure was down 36,000 positions from April’s total, with a […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Clinton says she’s ‘moved on’ from Lewinsky scandal

Clinton says she’s ‘moved on’ from Lewinsky scandal

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Hillary Clinton, on the cusp of a possible White House bid, says in an interview that she has “moved on” from the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal that consumed the last two years of her husband’s presidency. Clinton spoke to People Magazine, which made her its cover story in editions to hit newsstands […]

06.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Naomi Watts joins three ‘Divergent’ sequels

Naomi Watts joins three ‘Divergent’ sequels

(Relaxnews) – The actress has signed up for three sequels to Neil Burger’s “Divergent,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. For “Insurgent,” the first follow-up to “Divergent,” Robert Schwentke (“Red”) has taken over from Burger in the director’s chair. Shailene Woodley, Theo James and other original cast members will reprise their roles, and Octavia Spencer (“The […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

Adventures in dining: Grasshopper burgers, scorpion lollipops

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate — a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers — to be surprisingly tasty. “It’s a little crunchy. It tastes fine,” Kolski said, sounding somewhat surprised as she favorably appraised the dish at Washington’s Occidental Restaurant, a popular establishment a stone’s throw from […]

Why these places have been deemed the world’s smartest cities

Why these places have been deemed the world’s smartest cities

(Relaxnews) – A list of the ‘smartest cities in the world’ provides a glimpse of what the future could — and should — look like, be it zero carbon communities or heavily connected, smart destinations. Editors at CN Traveler have rounded up a few of the most innovative destinations they call ‘the world’s smartest cities’ […]

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

The most generous — and cheapest — tippers in America

(Relaxnews) – The average American diner leaves an 18 percent tip when satisfied with their dining experience, according to a Michelin survey. After polling 2,000 US adults, the survey, carried out by Harris Poll, found that most diners (70 percent) said they leave between 15 to 20 percent for good service. The findings come at […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Mark Wahlberg in talks to re-team with Will Ferrell

Mark Wahlberg in talks to re-team with Will Ferrell

(Relaxnews) – The two actors are expected to co-star in “Daddy’s Home,” a new comedy feature from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions. Four years after playing a pair of incompetent cops in Adam McKay’s action comedy “The Other Guys,” Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are in talks to reunite, Deadline.com reports. In […]

05.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

5 Brazilian dishes to try during the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – While visiting Brazil for the World Cup, soccer fans can take advantage of the opportunity to discover the country’s rich and varied cuisine. Reflecting its warm climate and multicultural heritage, Brazil’s cuisine is a colorful blend of Portuguese, African and Native American ingredients and influences. Here is a sampling of five signature dishes […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

(Relaxnews) – Want to invest in one of the hottest summer trends from Dolce & Gabbana without ponying up thousands of dollars? The luxury fashion label has lent its brand name to ice cream maker Magnum to collaborate on a limited edition summer launch. The Pistachio White Dolce & Gabbana Magnum bar is made with […]

Trailer: Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning play ‘Very Good Girls’

Trailer: Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning play ‘Very Good Girls’

(Relaxnews) – The trailer for the first film directed by producer and screenwriter Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal has hit the internet. The two young actresses play Gerry and Lilly, two teenagers who make a pact to lose their virginity the summer following high school graduation. But their friendship is put in jeopardy when they both fall […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
‘Jupiter Ascending’ moved to February 2015

‘Jupiter Ascending’ moved to February 2015

(Relaxnews) – July’s action spectacular “Jupiter Ascending,” the Wachowskis’ next film, is now expected in February 2015 after Warner Bros elected to allow more time for special effects work. “With the July release date, they were just not going to make it on time,” the studio’s chief of domestic distribution, Dan Fellman, told Variety, corroborating Deadline‘s own […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Queen’s new state coach encapsulates British history

Queen’s new state coach encapsulates British history

(LONDON-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II rode to the opening of parliament on Wednesday in a brand new Australian-built state coach that encapsulates nearly a thousand years of British history. Crafted over nearly a decade, the gilded Diamond Jubilee State Coach is only the second new horse-drawn state carriage to be built in more than 100 […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Ready for hologram-projecting smartphones?

Ready for hologram-projecting smartphones?

(Relaxnews) – Forget Retina displays or even 4K smartphone screens — next year’s premium handsets could come with the ability to create high-resolution three-dimensional holographic projections. The breakthrough, by US company Ostendo Technologies, could also mean that there’ll be little if any need for virtual reality headsets either. And that’s because it has managed to […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Angelina Jolie hints Cleopatra could be her last role

Angelina Jolie hints Cleopatra could be her last role

(Relaxnews) – While making the rounds to promote “Maleficent,” the actress has indicated her desire to scale back her acting career and focus on writing, directing and UN humanitarian work. At a new career high, as “Maleficent” opened atop the worldwide box office, the 37-year-old has made further statements hinting at her definitive retirement from […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Study shows how parents can protect kids from cyber-bullying

Study shows how parents can protect kids from cyber-bullying

(Relaxnews) – An annual study conducted by security software firm McAfee and released this week indicates that parents can play a key role in keeping cyber-bullying to a minimum among teens. A total of 1,502 pre-teens and teens in the United States, aged 10 to 18, were interviewed over a two-week period in April of this year. […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
US plans 30% cuts in power carbon emissions

US plans 30% cuts in power carbon emissions

By Shaun Tandon, Jerome Cartillier WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Monday proposed ordering cuts of up to 30 percent in carbon emissions from power plants in President Barack Obama’s most ambitious action yet on climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency gave states the leeway to choose their own plans but said that they […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Environment, U.S. News ·
Free People hunt down the stars of tomorrow

Free People hunt down the stars of tomorrow

(Relaxnews) – The American fashion brand has announced the winners of a new ‘Open Call’ talent contest designed to hunt out the latest styling, photography and modeling talent. Working with IMG Models and famous fashion talent agency Jed Root, Free People hunted for emerging stars with an open call contest. The winners appear in the brand’s June […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ receives three new 30-second trailers

‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ receives three new 30-second trailers

(Relaxnews) – A trio of half-minute trailers for Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” profile different aspects of the late June action movie. “Forge” reminds viewers of the formidable Lockdown, a prowling hitman of a Transformer whose face extends into a giant gun, and “Help” revolves around Mark Wahlberg’s discovery of Autobot leader Optimus Prime […]

03.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·