Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

Collins takes court as first openly gay NBA player

LOS ANGELES  (AFP) – Jason Collins took another trailblazing step as the first openly gay man in a major US pro sports league Sunday when he took the court for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Hours after the Nets inked Collins to a 10-day contract, he came in as a substitute in the second quarter of […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Oyo confirms Kristine’s pregnancy

Oyo confirms Kristine’s pregnancy

Actress Kristine Hermosa is pregnant with her second child. Oyo Sotto, Hermosa’s husband, confirmed the good news in his Instagram account. Sotto said Hermosa, one of the most beautiful actresses of her generation, is now 6 weeks pregnant. He posted a photo of Hermosa’s ultrasound with the caption: “Thank you Lord for this wonderful blessing! […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Prominent Fil-Am Businesswoman/Philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewisa appointed to MPI Board of Trustees

Prominent Fil-Am Businesswoman/Philanthropist Loida Nicolas Lewisa appointed to MPI Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON — Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), announced today that Loida Nicolas Lewis, Chair and CEO of the investment firm TLC Beatrice, LLC, veteran non-profit leader and journalist Louis Freedberg and former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner James W. Ziglar have joined the Board of Trustees of MPI, […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Local News ·
ABS-CBN opens new Glendale office

ABS-CBN opens new Glendale office

To better serve the large Filipino community here in the Southland, ABS-CBS launched its new office opening at a press reception/conference in their new 2,000 sq. ft. offices at 225 West Broadway, Suite 135 in Glendale. They will have a personnel of eight people who will help in the marketing, administrative and processing of TFC subscriptions, remittance and cargo. The Glendale office […]

27.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Local News, Services ·
Obama throws support behind Dalai Lama, Tibet rights

Obama throws support behind Dalai Lama, Tibet rights

By Shaun Tandon and Stephen Collinson WASHINGTON  (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Friday offered his “strong support” for the protection of Tibetans’ human rights in China as he defied protests from Beijing to meet the Dalai Lama. With China warning that the meeting would derail ties between the world’s two largest economies, Obama […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dennis Trillo remains a Kapuso

Dennis Trillo remains a Kapuso

ACTOR Dennis Trillo stays a Kapuso after he signed a new three-year network deal with GMA-7. The contract signing was held at the Executive Lounge of GMA Network and was attended by Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon, President Gilberto Duavit, Entertainment head Lilybeth Resonable, Drama Productions head Redgie Magno, Dennis himself and manager Popoy Caritativo. […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Palace: Govt a step closer to acquiring Korean jet fighters

Palace: Govt a step closer to acquiring Korean jet fighters

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippines is one step closer to beefing up its air defense capability following Malacañang’s approval of the payment mode for them, a Palace official said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Palace’s approval usually means President Benigno Aquino III’s questions about the transaction had been addressed. “Usually po ‘pag […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Chairman Royce Visits Typhoon-ravaged Tacloban Area

Chairman Royce Visits Typhoon-ravaged Tacloban Area

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited and assured continued U.S. humanitarian support for the people of Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on Nov. 8.  This is Chairman Royce’s second visit to the Philippines in the past year.  He is leading […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Strawberries lower cholesterol, new study suggests

Strawberries lower cholesterol, new study suggests

(Relaxnews) – Berries are among the healthiest fruits a person can consume, with a small new study adding to the strawberry’s long list of benefits. Recently a group of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to determine whether the berry “altered their blood parameters in any way.” Significantly lower […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Taco Bell enters breakfast turf with waffle taco

Taco Bell enters breakfast turf with waffle taco

(Relaxnews) – Fast food joints Taco Bell and McDonald’s are hoping to snag more customers for the most important meal of the day — and the fastest growing industry segment — by offering up new breakfast items like a waffle taco and expanding their hours. Earlier this week, Taco Bell released details of its newest […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Sneak peek: ále by Alessandra

Sneak peek: ále by Alessandra

(Relaxnews) – The Brazilian supermodel has shown off her new fashion line, which will be appearing in stores next month. The ále by Alessandra brand announced the collection launch date last night on its Facebook page with some sneak peeks of the floaty beach-to-bar inspired line. The collection will appear online at Planet Blue and in the company’s stores […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
Beyoncé wears custom Versace on tour

Beyoncé wears custom Versace on tour

(Relaxnews) – The superstar singer has cool new looks from Italian brand Versace for her ’Mrs. Carter World Tour’. Currently in the United Kingdom on the European leg of ‘The Mrs. Carter World Tour’, Beyoncé is opening and closing the show in custom-made Atelier Versace. In Glasgow she started proceedings in a white and silver halter-top mini-dress which […]

Chanel presents three shimmery Chance body products

Chanel presents three shimmery Chance body products

(Relaxnews) – As spring approaches, the French design house is bringing its Chance fragrance collection back into the limelight with three new body products, arriving in stores April 30. In the realm of cosmetics and perfume, the Spring-Summer season is synonymous with renewal, and Chanel is no exception to the rule. The famous fashion and […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
YSL fragrance inspired by precious Middle Eastern essences

YSL fragrance inspired by precious Middle Eastern essences

(Relaxnews) – While the trend seems to be winding down compared to last year, scents traditionally associated with the Middle East still continue to inspire European perfume houses. This season, Yves Saint Laurent is introducing Splendid Wood, the latest edition to the Oriental Collection, now composed of four fragrances. According to the luxury brand, the […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Green Day preparing 18-track Record Store Day release

Green Day preparing 18-track Record Store Day release

(Relaxnews) – Green Day is to honor Record Store Day on April 19 with the release of 18 demo tracks in multiple formats. The band announced the news via Facebook: “We are releasing 18 demos, including an unreleased track, from the Uno, Dos and Tres sessions, exclusively for @recordstoreday. It will come out on colored #vinyl, […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Is this the world’s fastest road car?

Is this the world’s fastest road car?

(Relaxnews) – A Hennessey Venom GT has managed to hit a barely believable 270.49mph (436km/h) at the Kennedy Space Center. The world record is currently held by the Bugatti Veyron, which set its  — until now unbeaten — top speed of 269.86mph (435km/h) back in 2010. However, since Hennessey first started building the Venom GT, […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Disney launches cloud film service for mobile devices

Disney launches cloud film service for mobile devices

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday the launch of a service allowing users of iPads and iPhones to access hundreds of movies via the Internet cloud. “Disney Movies Anywhere” is being offering as an app for Apple devices which “enables consumers to discover, purchase, manage, and watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Giada De Laurentiis restaurant in Las Vegas to open in May

Giada De Laurentiis restaurant in Las Vegas to open in May

(Relaxnews) – More details have emerged on one of the most buzzed-about hotels to open on the Las Vegas strip, which will be headlined by celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis. After months of anticipation, boutique hotel The Cromwell is now taking reservations for stays beginning on May 21. Parisian-inspired, ornate black railings snake through the hotel while […]

26.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
YSL intros light and airy version of Paris fragrance

YSL intros light and airy version of Paris fragrance

(Relaxnews) – As spring approaches, the French luxury brand has introduced a particularly cheerful variation on Paris, the iconic fragrance created by Sophia Grojsman in 1983. The new limited edition perfume will be available from March 3. Yves Saint Laurent invited expert nose Dominique Ropion to revisit the original fragrance, based on the intoxicating scents […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Disney seeks to crown revival with ‘Frozen’ Oscar gold

Disney seeks to crown revival with ‘Frozen’ Oscar gold

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – A critical and commercial success, “Frozen” marks a second renaissance for Walt Disney’s legendary film studio — and is widely tipped to win its first ever Oscar for best animated feature next weekend. The movie, which has made nearly $1 billion, is the culmination of a revival driven by fierce competition and […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·