“X-Men” scores franchise best atop US box office

“X-Men” scores franchise best atop US box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The mutant superheroes from the latest blockbuster “X-Men” film pulverized rivals at North America’s box office this weekend to record the franchise’s biggest ever opening, industry figures showed Monday. “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a time-bending movie already a hit with critics, debuted with a three-day $90.8 milllion, or $110.6 million including […]

28.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Olympics: Japan sport chiefs greenlight huge stadium

Olympics: Japan sport chiefs greenlight huge stadium

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japanese sports chiefs on Wednesday gave the greenlight to a new $1.6 billion stadium for the 2020 Olympics, all but dashing the hopes of campaigners who say the building and its price tag are too big. The government-affiliated Japan Sport Council, which will run the 160 billion yen new National Stadium, decided to […]

28.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Obama back home after surprise visit to Afghanistan

Obama back home after surprise visit to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AFP) ─  President Barack Obama was back in Washington on Monday after a lightning 32-hour trip to Afghanistan to visit US troops. Monday is Memorial Day in the United States, when military war dead are remembered and military personnel and veterans are honored. The president is scheduled to host a White House breakfast for […]

28.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Lovi Poe speaks about infidelity, love

Lovi Poe speaks about infidelity, love

ACTRESS Lovi Poe shared she will not tolerate infidelity. This June, the actress will top bill “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real” opposite Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes and Diamond Star Maricel Soriano. In the story, Lovi plays the role of Shiela, a young woman who hails from a conservative family in Cebu. She will meet Dantes’ […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
PHL, Indonesia sign ‘model’ maritime border accord

PHL, Indonesia sign ‘model’ maritime border accord

MANILA (AFP) – Indonesia and the Philippines on Friday signed a maritime border accord, hailing it as a model for peacefully settling increasingly tense territorial disputes in the region. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the agreement, the result of 20 years of negotiations, showed that the escalating rows in the South China Sea could […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
‘Kimye’ become unofficial ambassadors for Tourism Ireland

‘Kimye’ become unofficial ambassadors for Tourism Ireland

(Relaxnews) – First “Game of Thrones,” then the world’s favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield, and now Kimye. Tourism Ireland is having a field day with news that the most famous couple on the planet right now — US reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West — have chosen to spend their honeymoon […]

The top 10 beaches in the US

The top 10 beaches in the US

(Relaxnews) – A beach in Hawaii with a clean safety record, far from the madding tourist crowds, has been named America’s best beach for 2014 by a professor who specializes in coastal research and is best known as Dr. Beach. This year, Stephen Leatherman gave Duke Kahanamoku Beach, located on the west end of Waikiki […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
FOX delivers first trailer for ‘Red Band Society’

FOX delivers first trailer for ‘Red Band Society’

(Relaxnews) – Produced by Steven Spielberg, this American remake of a Spanish dramedy will bring its dark humor and emotional sincerity to FOX this fall. To pique viewers’ curiosity, the network has unveiled the first trailer for “Red Band Society.” The new comedy explores a subject that is seldom treated with humor on American TV: […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Fendi reveals new shades with rising star Kiesza

Fendi reveals new shades with rising star Kiesza

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has teased details of a new eyewear campaign starring up-and-coming Canadian singer Kiesza. “Hideaway” singer Kiesza was the star guest at a Fendi party in Cannes that celebrated the ‘secret’ Fendi video that will appear in June, starring the pop star and showing off the Fendi Color Block Sunglasses collection for […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online, Videos ·
Penélope Cruz poses in Lancôme’s new mascara campaign

Penélope Cruz poses in Lancôme’s new mascara campaign

(Relaxnews) – The luxury cosmetics brand called upon the Spanish actress to represent its new mascara, Grandiôse, which will hit makeup counters from the end of August. A longtime Lancôme spokesmodel, seen namely in ads for the Trésor fragrance, Penélope Cruz is the face of the first campaign for the brand’s new Grandiôse mascara, shot […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Asian countries with the most award-winning hotels and restaurants

Asian countries with the most award-winning hotels and restaurants

(Relaxnews) – India boasts bragging rights to being home to the highest number of top-rated restaurants and hotels in Asia, according to users of the largest travel review website in the world. After tallying up the number of hospitality businesses with the largest number of Certificate of Excellence awards in each country, the number crunchers […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Philippine ‘Megastar’ Sharon Cuneta Live at Pechanga Theater on June 14

Philippine ‘Megastar’ Sharon Cuneta Live at Pechanga Theater on June 14

Multi-awarded Filipino actress and singer, Sharon Cuneta, is holding a comeback concert at the famous Pechanga Resort & Casino Theater in Temecula, California at 8 p.m. on June 14. Pechanga Resort & Casino is well-known for hosting the best and the brightest Filipino entertainers and performers such as veteran actor Richard Gomez and OPM (Outstanding […]

27.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hometown ·
Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

Turn your NY apartment into a restaurant

(NEW YORK-AFP) – It’s Sunday night and Giuseppe Marrone is teaching perfect strangers how to make perfect gnocchi as they slurp on Spritz cocktails in his New York apartment. The 29-year-old would-be restaurateur who once worked at The Ritz has thrown open his home to foodies hungry for the ultimate niche experience: the New York […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Vinegar: the next superfood?

Vinegar: the next superfood?

(Relaxnews) – Between the balsamic, sherry and red wine vinegars on our salads and the alcohol vinegars in our cleaning products, the applications for the acidic liquid are virtually endless. But can vinegar be considered a health food? A report published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the Journal of Food Science shows that certain […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

World’s most expensive drinks on menu in $1.27 million tour

(Relaxnews) – The world’s most expensive and outrageously extravagant drinking tour, billed at $1.27 million USD and created for serious oenophiles and spirits aficionados, includes a glass of champagne from a collection worth half a million dollars — and a diamond. Dubbed the Ultimate Drink Connoisseurs’ Holiday, the tour takes guests on an around-the-world trip […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Best quotes from the Cannes Film Festival

Best quotes from the Cannes Film Festival

(CANNES-AFP) – Some of the movie world’s best known and most influential actors, writers and directors have been on the French Riviera for the past 10 days for the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Here is a selection of some of the most memorable quotes from the film fest which awards its top Palme d’Or prize […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Quidditch coming to life at US documentary festival

Quidditch coming to life at US documentary festival

  (WASHINGTON-AFP) – Muggles, take note: a documentary about Harry Potter fans playing real-life quidditch is about to get its world premiere at a top US film festival. “Mudbloods” follows a California university team’s journey to the Quidditch World Cup, bringing the fictional schoolboy wizard’s favorite contact team sport to life — complete with straw […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Worldwide box office: ‘X-Men’ opens on top

Worldwide box office: ‘X-Men’ opens on top

(Relaxnews) – “Days of Future Past,” the seventh film in the mutant action franchise, outperformed the previous six in terms of global opening weekend revenues. Bryan Singer’s blockbuster grossed $261.8 million worldwide during the weekend ending May 25, according to Rentrak. With its monster opening, the latest chapter in the “X-Men” saga easily took first […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Luxury Parisian hotel traces link to the Beatles in photo exhibit

Luxury Parisian hotel traces link to the Beatles in photo exhibit

(Relaxnews) – Beatles fans who are Paris-bound this summer may want to add the Four Seasons Hotel Georges V to their itinerary, as the luxury landmark — where the band wrote one of their most iconic songs — will pay tribute to the music legends in a photo exhibit. The photos, taken by Harry Benson, […]

Support for gay marriage in US hits 55 percent

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Fifty-five percent of Americans now approve of same-sex marriage, the highest level ever, according to a Gallup public opinion poll released Wednesday. Recalling how support for marriage equality broke the 50-percent mark in 2012, Gallup said its latest result was “further evidence that support for gay marriage has solidified above the majority […]

23.05.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·