Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

Oscar timetable back to normal next year, after Sochi

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Next year’s Oscar nominees will be announced on January 15, and the show itself held on February 22 — back to its regular slot after being held in March this year due to the winter Olympics. The timetable leading up to the Oscars, traditionally the climax of Hollywood’s annual awards season, was […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

Disney approaches Chris Pine for lifeguard duty

(Relaxnews) – The actor is in talks to take the lead role in maritime action film “The Finest Hours.” Well known as James T. Kirk from the ongoing “Star Trek” reboot and recently seen in spy film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” Chris Pine is in negotiations to become involved in Disney’s seaborne project. Craig Gillespie […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

First trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Jersey Boys’

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s period piece “Jersey Boys” charts the phenomenal success of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll vocal group The Four Seasons. Based on the multithreaded Tony-winning musical play, “Jersey Boys” was reworked for cinema by “Gladiator,” “The Aviator” and “Hugo” screenplay writer John Logan. It wasn’t just talent that got Valli and his lads […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Izumo and Juno: Sperm-egg secret unscrambled

Izumo and Juno: Sperm-egg secret unscrambled

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Wednesday they had made the long-sought discovery of how sperm latches onto an egg in the very first spark of reproduction, the outcome of a near decade-long hunt. The find opens up avenues for new contraception or treating infertility, they said. When a sperm meets an egg, they fuse to form […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Cutting back on salt has saved lives, study suggests

Cutting back on salt has saved lives, study suggests

(Relaxnews) – Have nutritional awareness campaigns had an impact on the UK population over the past decade? Absolutely, according to a recent study published in the medical journal BMJ Open. A reduction in daily salt intake is thought to be linked to a 40% reduction in the rate of mortality by heart attack or stroke in […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

Original Jesus Ted Neeley brings ‘Superstar’ to Rome

(ROME-AFP) – Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, is back four decades on as the son of God in the hit musical in Rome, and hopes Pope Francis will be in the audience. The pontiff will be “just down the street and we’re hoping he’s going to come visit us and see […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Art, Easter, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

(FUKUSHIMA, Japan-AFP) – Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area, which is struggling […]

18.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Swiss Air Lines becomes world’s ‘first allergy-friendly’ carrier

Swiss Air Lines becomes world’s ‘first allergy-friendly’ carrier

(Relaxnews) – In response to the rise of food intolerances and allergies among consumers, Swiss International Air Lines has announced that it’s become the world’s first certified “allergy-friendly” airline. Beginning next month, the carrier says it will begin rolling out new products and services to improve the flying experience for allergy sufferers, ranging from the […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Domino’s Pizza debuts crustless chicken pizza

Domino’s Pizza debuts crustless chicken pizza

(Relaxnews) – Watch out KFC and Chick-fil-A, there’s an unlikely player who’s trying to disturb the pecking order of fast food chicken chains: Domino’s Pizza. In its latest product, Specialty Chicken, there’s no pizza crust in sight. Instead, the US chain has replaced it with breaded, white boneless chicken pieces that are then topped with […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Athletics: Three in the mix to host 2019 outdoor world championships

Athletics: Three in the mix to host 2019 outdoor world championships

(PARIS-AFP) – Barcelona, Doha and American city Eugene will compete to be the hosts of the 2019 outdoor World Athletics Championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced on Tuesday. All three have experience of hosting major athletics meetings. Barcelona, hosts of the successful 1992 Olympic Games, hosted the 2010 European Athletics Championships while […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Paco Rabanne introduces Lady Million’s more delicate side

Paco Rabanne introduces Lady Million’s more delicate side

(Relaxnews) – The Spanish brand has introduced a new eau de toilette based on its iconic women’s fragrance Lady Million. Represented by the Czech supermodel Hana Jirickova, Lady Million Eau My Gold! will arrive at perfume counters this summer. After launching 1 Million and Lady Million in 2008 and 2010, Paco Rabanne has unveiled a […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
X-Men: Channing Tatum could play Gambit in spin-off

X-Men: Channing Tatum could play Gambit in spin-off

(Relaxnews) – The actor could play the mutant once again in a spin-off of the “X-Men” franchise, he confirmed in an interview with MTV. Channing Tatum announced that he had met with Lauren Shuler Donner, the producer of the previous “X-Men” movies, to discuss the possibility of playing Gambit in a forthcoming film. The 33-year-old actor […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

DS presents its first premium SUV for Chinese market

(Relaxnews) – Citroën’s premium brand DS, which is marketed exclusively in China, has just introduced its first SUV. Slated to premiere at the next Beijing Auto Show, the DS 6WR is directly derived from the Wild Rubis concept and aims to combine performance and luxury. In terms of design, the DS 6WR is equipped with […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

(TOKYO-AFP) – If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call. Unlike “E.T.” in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film, modern-day Japanese fashionistas need only pick up their Android-powered smartphone to set […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Chocolate Easter eggs get the haute couture treatment

Chocolate Easter eggs get the haute couture treatment

(Relaxnews) – Design houses like Roberto Cavalli and Armani are creating some of the chicest Easter eggs on the block, enrobing confectionery in animal-inspired prints and wrapping their Easter collections with a pink sash. Cavalli’s springtime ode, for instance, comes in the form of a trio of zebra and giraffe-inspired white, milk and dark chocolate […]

17.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Easter, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup to finish in Monte Carlo

2014 Giraglia Rolex Cup to finish in Monte Carlo

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in history, the famous regatta will take sailors from Saint-Tropez to Monte-Carlo, rather than ending in Italy. The change in finish line location is a one-time occurrence, according to the organizers. For its 62nd edition, the Giraglia Rolex Cup will defy the tradition that has always defined its finish […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival

Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S. Korea festival

(SEOUL-AFP) – US pop diva Lady Gaga is slated to perform at a summer music festival in South Korea, where her first show two years ago received an adult-only rating from state censors. The festival, to be held at Seoul’s Olympic stadium on August 15-16, will feature a host of K-pop stars including “Gangnam Style” […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman

Four more ‘Walking Dead’ books greenlit by Kirkman

(Relaxnews) – Robert Kirkman, creator of “The Walking Dead,” has given the go-ahead to another spin-off storyline from novelist Jay Bonansinga. “Descent,” which is due for an October 14 release from Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin’s Press, revolves around Lilly Caul, one of Kirkman’s original characters who returns from Bonansinga’s 2012 novel “The Walking […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Louise Bourgoin to represent Kenzo’s next fragrance

Louise Bourgoin to represent Kenzo’s next fragrance

(Relaxnews) – On April 15, Kenzo announced that it has chosen the French actress and model Louise Bourgoin as the spokesmodel for its next women’s fragrance. Rumors regarding the tie-up had been swirling for close to a year, but Kenzo Parfums had yet to confirm the partnership until now. For the time being, Kenzo has […]

16.04.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, International Stars ·
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 ·