Harry Potter fans open online Hogwarts school

Harry Potter fans open online Hogwarts school

(Relaxnews) – Hogwarts is Here, an online educational website modeled after J.K. Rowling’s school for young magic-users, is open for currency-free business. Following in the footsteps of the fictional Harry, Hermione and Ron just got a whole lot easier with a selection of nine-week online courses provided by a coven of industrious fans. Launched on […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online ·
Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour

(TOKYO-AFP) – Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga’s tour of North America next month, the US songstress has announced on Twitter. The pixel-perfect pop princess, whose voice is also the product of digital code, will perform in 3D alongside a band made […]

Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

Lea Salonga, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apl.de.Ap, Christine Rocas, Rodell Rosel lead celebrities in Haiyan concert

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Award-winning Broadway artist Lea Salonga, Hollywood actor Lou Diamond Phillips, tenor Rodell Rosel, ballet dancer Christine Rocas, singer Apl.de.ap and a host of other celebrities will come together in the nation’s capital for a benefit concert for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The Philippine Embassy said the concert, dubbed “After the Storm,” will be staged at the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts here […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over

Couples who suffered honeymoon disasters offered free do-over

(Relaxnews) – Cathay Pacific Airways and boutique hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith are offering couples who were rained-out on their Caribbean honeymoon or never took one at all a luxury ‘honeymoon makeover’ package to Bali. For couples who were forced to put their “for better or worse” vows to the test early because of […]

Karine Arabian unveils new handbag collection

Karine Arabian unveils new handbag collection

(Relaxnews) – Spring-Summer 2014 marks the return of handbags at Karine Arabian, as the brand’s accessories line consisted solely of leather cuff bracelets last season. The new collection will be available from April 30. Like the latest Karine Arabian shoe collection, the new handbag line is characterized by a sophisticated yet trendy style. Round and […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
James Franco to headline ‘Michael’

James Franco to headline ‘Michael’

(Relaxnews) – The actor and director will play a former gay activist turned anti-gay Christian pastor in this drama, Deadline.com reports. James Franco will appear in the title role of “Michael,” the directorial debut of 22-year-old Canadian actor Justin Kelly (“Maps of the Stars”). The film will be based on the true story of Michael […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s next movie

Johnny Depp to appear in Kevin Smith’s next movie

(Relaxnews) – The actor and producer will take part in “Tusk,” the forthcoming feature from the director who gained a cult following in the 1990s with “Clerks” and “Mallrats.” News of Johnny Depp’s involvement was revealed by Justin Long, the star of “Tusk,” in an interview with Long-island.newsday.com. According to Thewrap.com, the 50-year-old actor will […]

15.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fasting in the land of plenty: Germans say less is more

Fasting in the land of plenty: Germans say less is more

(UEBERLINGEN, Germany-AFP) – What to give the patient who has everything? Well-off Germans in Europe’s top economy are increasingly deciding less is more and fasting to cure what ails them. High-end clinics specialising in deprivation rather than pampering are all the rage in Germany, one of the homes of the fasting movement, and in some […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Clean cutting boards a must for avoiding E. coli contamination

Clean cutting boards a must for avoiding E. coli contamination

(Relaxnews) – According to a recent study, hospitals aren’t the only places where the multi-drug-resistant bacteria E. coli may be lurking. The results of the investigation confirm what most germophobes already know: hands and cutting boards should be thoroughly washed to avoid contamination, particularly after coming into contact with raw poultry. Along with hands, cutting […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vera Wang unveils Spring 2015 Bridal film

Vera Wang unveils Spring 2015 Bridal film

(Relaxnews) – The New York City designer, famed for her luxurious bridal gowns, has unveiled an extremely cool fashion film to show off her latest designs. Vera Wang debuted her Spring 2015 Bridal collection with a new film titled “Chasing Alix.” Directed by fast-rising fashion filmmaker and photographer Gordon Von Steiner, the one-and-a-half minute film stars A-list […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

Antarctica, a dream destination for tourists

(PRESIDENT FREI BASE, Antarctica-AFP) – As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain. Tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue glaciers in Antarctica, a hip new vacation destination. The group paid a small fortune — $3,000 per head — for a quick five-hour visit to […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
“Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka”

“Soekarno: Indonesia Merdeka”

Saturday, April 19, 2014 6:30 PM James Bridges Theater Melnitz Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Admission fee: $5 Web announcement: permiasla.org/imovie Information from Erdy Putra: 213-399-9668; eputra@usc.edu 2013 film by MVP Pictures: Director: Hanung Bramantyo; Writer: Ben Sihombing; Executive Producer: Amrit Punjabi; Lead Actor: Ario Bayu. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWLCasO3rcE The film features the life of Soekarno, the first […]

14.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Film, Happenings, Online, Videos ·
Fans to tune in Sunday for final ‘Mad Men’ season

Fans to tune in Sunday for final ‘Mad Men’ season

(Relaxnews) – The show and its cast of New York ad executives returns to AMC on Sunday, April 13. Fans are eagerly awaiting the premiere of this seventh and final season of “Mad Men,” especially since creators have kept plot details strictly under wraps. This season, Don Draper and his entourage are living in the […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Could this be most viral airline video of all time?

Could this be most viral airline video of all time?

(Relaxnews) – A video starring sports megastars Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi in a “selfie shootout” was officially bestowed with the title of most viral celebrity spot 2014 for clocking more than 137 million hits since first airing last year. If you aren’t one of the more than 137.2 million people to have seen “Kobe […]

Six Flags to open theme park in Dubai

Six Flags to open theme park in Dubai

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest regional theme park company has announced plans to build a Six Flags-branded park in Dubai — its first in the Middle East. Scheduled to open in 2017, the park will join other theme parks at Jebel Ali, in partnership with real estate development firm Meraas. Jebel Ali is a beach […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
NBA: China, Germany, Brazil, Turkey pre-season game hosts

NBA: China, Germany, Brazil, Turkey pre-season game hosts

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Reigning NBA champion Miami and current season win leader San Antonio will be among five teams to play worldwide pre-season games next October, the league announced Thursday. China, Germany, Brazil and Turkey will host exhibitions ahead of the start of the 2014-2015 campaign with the league also saying international regular-season games will […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
London named world’s best sporting city 2014

London named world’s best sporting city 2014

(Relaxnews) – London has scored the title of Ultimate Sports City 2014 in a ranking that looks at the world’s best cities for hosting sporting events. It’s the second consecutive time that the British capital has taken the title in SportsBusiness International’s Ultimate Sports Cities Awards. Nor is it a particularly surprising win with the […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Penelope Cruz named in ‘Bond 24′ release update

Penelope Cruz named in ‘Bond 24′ release update

(Relaxnews) – The star of “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Volver” could be in line for a prominent role in the 24th Bond film, due 2015, according to a schedule update issued by Sony Picture. Named alongside Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, Cruz was the surprise fourth headline star named as part of Sony’s […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Chloe Moretz to become ‘The 5th Wave’ heroine

Chloe Moretz to become ‘The 5th Wave’ heroine

(Relaxnews) – Rick Yancey’s hit novel “The 5th Wave” is moving closer to cinematic success as “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass” star Chloe Moretz enters final negotiations to take the lead role. With a storyline that follows Cassie Sullivan as she tries to track down her younger brother following four successive waves of alien invasion, […]

12.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bugatti to unveil latest limited edition in Beijing

Bugatti to unveil latest limited edition in Beijing

(Relaxnews) – As with each model in the company’s six-part Legends Series, the fifth and penultimate car — called Black Bess — will be limited to three examples and is based on a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. However, in honor of the Type 18 — the historic Bugatti that is serving as inspiration for […]

11.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, Science & Technology ·