Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report

Wealthy Chinese buy space flight tickets: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – More than 300 Chinese space enthusiasts have booked tickets costing nearly $100,000 for a five minute trip to outer space, official media reported Friday. The 305 buyers snapped up tickets for a trip with Dutch firm Space Expedition Corp (SXC) when they went on sale on Taobao, an online retail website, the state-run […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Brazuca: the celebrity football with over 1 million Twitter followers

Brazuca: the celebrity football with over 1 million Twitter followers

(Relaxnews) – The official World Cup ball, the Brazuca, is fast becoming a social media sensation, having hit one million followers on Twitter over the weekend, with its online fan base rapidly expanding day by day. Adidas celebrated the success of the first-ever World Cup match ball to have a Twitter account with a commemorative […]

Keanu Reeves to replace Daniel Craig in ‘The Whole Truth’

Keanu Reeves to replace Daniel Craig in ‘The Whole Truth’

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood icon Keanu Reeves will fill the spot left by Daniel Craig to headline this new film that had been on hold in recent weeks. Just a few days before production started back in April, “The Whole Truth” lost its star, Daniel Craig, who pulled out of the project for unknown reasons. The […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jason Momoa joins ‘Batman v Superman’ as Aquaman

Jason Momoa joins ‘Batman v Superman’ as Aquaman

(Relaxnews) – Hawaiian-born Jason Momoa (“Stargate: Atlantis,” “Game of Thrones”) is to become blonde-haired, telepathic underwater inhabitant Aquaman for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The appearance is a stepping stone towards Zack Snyder’s follow-up for Warner Bros and DC Comics, “Justice League,” which is to accommodate an ensemble cast similar in scope to Marvel’s […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Quality of diet is key in reducing risk for type 2 diabetes: study

Quality of diet is key in reducing risk for type 2 diabetes: study

(Relaxnews) – More fruits and vegetables and fewer sweetened beverages and saturated fats significantly decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, in a recent study. The study, conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPS), followed 148,484 participants without diabetes at the start. Researchers judged the quality of subjects’ diet […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

World Cup makes its mark on global social media: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – World Cup fever is upon us, as seen on Starcount’s chart of the most popular people on social media for the week of June 9-15. Brazilian soccer player Neymar, Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo and opening ceremony performer Jennifer Lopez all takes spots in the top ten. Brazilian striker Neymar scored two goals in […]

Shanghai film festival opens with domestic focus

Shanghai film festival opens with domestic focus

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – Shanghai on Saturday kicked off its annual film festival, a nine-day event with a heavy emphasis on Chinese cinema and a sprinkling of Hollywood stars promoting their latest works. The Shanghai International Film Festival dates to 1993, but a similar event in political capital Beijing has stolen some of the spotlight though it […]

New York’s High Line fetes fifth birthday

New York’s High Line fetes fifth birthday

(NEW YORK-AFP) – New York’s High Line — a public park built on elevated former train tracks — is celebrating its fifth birthday, with officials claiming it attracts more tourists than the Statue of Liberty. Inspired by the “Coulee verte” in Paris, the urban promenade snakes nearly 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) along Manhattan’s West Side, […]

15.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

Football: Trapdoor J-Lo adds glamour to opening ceremony

(SAO PAULO-AFP) – American star Jennifer Lopez added a dash of glamour to the colourful World Cup opening ceremony on Thursday in a vivid contrast to the violent anti-tournament protests in the city. J-Lo, wearing a carnival-inspired and revealing green outfit, appeared from a trapdoor along with rapper Pitbull to sing the official World Cup […]

Aquino calls for unity, asks countries not to ‘impose’ on others

Aquino calls for unity, asks countries not to ‘impose’ on others

MANILA, June 12 (Mabuhay) — As the Philippines celebrates its 116th Independence Day, President Benigno Aquino III called for unity in the international community and asked countries not to impose their views and policies on others. In his toast at the Vin d’honneur on Thursday, the President said being an independent country means being part […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Football: Five new technologies at the World Cup

Football: Five new technologies at the World Cup

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – The 2014 World Cup will represent the first time that goal-line technology has been used at football’s showpiece event, but technological advances will also shape the tournament in other ways. Here, AFP Sports identifies five new technologies that will aid players, officials and fans during the competition, which starts on Thursday: […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
First look at Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf as war heroes in ‘Fury’

First look at Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf as war heroes in ‘Fury’

(Relaxnews) – A new video presents the first footage from David Ayer’s forthcoming war movie, along with commentary from the director and stars. Producers chose to unveil the first images from “Fury” during a panel with Wargaming.net during E3 in Los Angeles. Set in April 1945, during the final days of World War II, the […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Hello Kitty turns 40 and stars in museum exhibition

Hello Kitty turns 40 and stars in museum exhibition

(Relaxnews) – Iconic Japanese cartoon cat Hello Kitty is set to star in her very first fan convention as well as an extensive museum exhibition in the US to celebrate her 40th birthday. Featuring unique collaborations and limited edition commemorative products, ‘Hello Kitty Con 2014 – The Fan Convention’ in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, will provide an […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
‘SpongeBob’ surfaces for new movie

‘SpongeBob’ surfaces for new movie

(Relaxnews) – The poster has arrived for the next movie featuring the famous talking sponge. This time, SpongeBob is expected to crawl out of the ocean for new adventures on dry land. Produced by Paramount Pictures, “Sponge Out Of Water” will be directed by Paul Tibbitt, a writer on the original TV series and on […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Disney rebooting ‘The Lion King’ with TV movie spin-offs

Disney rebooting ‘The Lion King’ with TV movie spin-offs

(Relaxnews) – Starting in 2015, Disney will launch a series of TV spin-offs on its 1994 animated movie. Kion, Simba and Nala’s second-born cub, will be the star of a new TV movie slated to air on the Disney Channel. “The Lion King” was a smash hit with moviegoers when it debuted in 1994, bringing […]

12.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Dumb & Dumber To’: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return 19 years later

‘Dumb & Dumber To’: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels return 19 years later

(Relaxnews) – Almost two decades after their first adventure, Harry and Lloyd are returning to the silver screen, and the poster and trailer for the sequel have hit the internet. In the Farrelly brothers’ cult comedy “Dumb & Dumber,” Harry and Lloyd, two complete idiots, set out to return a suitcase to Mary, a woman […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Find a Diner en Blanc event near you and learn to play the game

Find a Diner en Blanc event near you and learn to play the game

(Relaxnews) – When Francois Pasquier came up with the idea to host a picnic with friends and dress up in white to find each other, he had no idea it would become an international phenomenon. Now in its 26th year, Diner en Blanc — a flash mob concept in which people dress up head to […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Maria Sharapova is new face of Avon

Maria Sharapova is new face of Avon

(Relaxnews) – The Russian tennis star has been named as the face of the cosmetics brand’s new fragrances for men and women. Two new fragrances for men and women, both titled Luck, are being fronted by the latest Avon lady, this year’s French Open champion Maria Sharapova. “I am excited to represent Avon Luck, a […]

Zanjoe vows Bea will be his last girlfriend

Zanjoe vows Bea will be his last girlfriend

The reason actor Zanjoe Marudo has yet to propose to girlfriend Bea Alonzo is because he is still saving up for their future. Marudo explained he is more concerned about securing their life after the wedding than on planning his proposal to Alonzo. “Kumbaga hindi naman ‘yun ang pinaghahandaan ko. Hindi ‘yung proposal or ‘yung […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Cantor leaving US House leadership after shocking defeat

Cantor leaving US House leadership after shocking defeat

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 (AFP) – Eric Cantor, the Republican star unexpectedly bounced from the US Congress by a political novice, said Wednesday he will step down as House majority leader. “While I intend to serve out my term as a member of Congress from the 7th District of Virginia, effective July 31st I will […]

11.06.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·