Trailer: Paul Walker infiltrates urban jungle in ‘Brick Mansions’

Trailer: Paul Walker infiltrates urban jungle in ‘Brick Mansions’

(Relaxnews) – Paris becomes Detroit in the remake of Luc Besson’s “District B13,” with “Brick Mansions” expected out in April. Real-world parkour champ and “District B13″ co-star David Belle returns, as does Besson in a scriptwriting capacity, though it’s Olivier Megaton’s film editor of choice, Camille Delamarre, who’s on directorial duties this time out. An […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Daredevils scale world’s second tallest building in China

Daredevils scale world’s second tallest building in China

(SHANGHAI-AFP) – A pair of daredevil climbers ascended to the top of the world’s second tallest building in China’s commercial hub Shanghai, posting a stomach-turning video which has received more than a million views. The duo, who identified themselves as Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, said they scaled the Shanghai Tower, which will reach over […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Japan’s Love Hotels see business booming

Japan’s Love Hotels see business booming

(TOKYO-AFP) – From rooms kitted out like medical clinics where couples can play “doctors and nurses” to grottos where it is permanently Christmas, Japan’s “Love Hotels” cater to almost every taste, offering a few hours of reasonably-priced privacy in a crowded country. And with the kind of occupancy rates that most hotels can only dream […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Valentine's Day ·
Chris Pine is the new face of Armani Code

Chris Pine is the new face of Armani Code

(Relaxnews) – The “Star Trek” actor has been snapped up as the latest face of the Armani Code fragrance. Chris Pine will appear in a new advertising campaign for the scent set to appear this spring. In fact, the actor was picked out by the designer himself: “Chris perfectly embodies the brand’s spirit with his […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars

U2 to play Mandela song at Oscars

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Irish rock veterans U2 will play their Oscar-nominated song “Ordinary Love” from the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at this year’s Academy Awards, organizers announced Wednesday. The March 2 performance at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood will be the first time U2 has played the song live, said Craig Zadan and […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Chanel bringing upcoming Cruise show to Dubai

Chanel bringing upcoming Cruise show to Dubai

(Relaxnews) – Karl Lagerfeld is famed for selecting prestigious locations for Chanel’s annual Cruise presentations. This year, the French label’s creative director is heading to Dubai to show the new 2014-2015 Cruise collection. The collection will as usual be unveiled in-between the main fashion week seasons, on May 13. Details relating to the star-studded event’s […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Home & Garden ·
‘Tarzan’ reboot coming July 2016

‘Tarzan’ reboot coming July 2016

(Relaxnews) – The “Tarzan” reboot that’s been in development for two years has officially entered into pre-production, Warner Bros. announced on February 12. Warner Bros. also confirmed that Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz will star in this new movie based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s books, with David Yates (“Harry Potter”) […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
LG’s G Pro 2 sets the scene for a flagship phablet fight

LG’s G Pro 2 sets the scene for a flagship phablet fight

(Relaxnews) – LG’s latest oversized handset matches the best that Samsung has to offer and then ups the ante again. Announced Thursday ahead of the Mobile World Congress on February 24, the LG G Pro 2 is designed as much with its closest rival — the Samsung Galaxy Note III — in mind as it […]

13.02.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Ferrari raises the roof and the performance stakes with the California T

Ferrari raises the roof and the performance stakes with the California T

(Relaxnews) – The supercar maker is ramping up the power and turning on the style but also cutting fuel consumption for the second-generation California drop-top. Like the original California, launched back in 2008, the new model, which will be known as the California T when it rolls out to clients following its official Geneva Motor […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
US vows to defend Japan against China

US vows to defend Japan against China

By Shaun Tandon WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack including over islands claimed by China as tensions boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pilipino Cultural Night to be staged on March 22 at Lakewood High School

Pilipino Cultural Night to be staged on March 22 at Lakewood High School

Twenty seven years after it debuted as the Pilipino Cultural Night as a vehicle to create awareness, nurture and propagate the Philippine culture among high school students in Southern California, four  high schools of the ABC School District have banded together again to stage its 30th  edition on March 22, 6 p.m. at  Lakewood High […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Ruffa had fun working with John Lloyd anew

Ruffa had fun working with John Lloyd anew

Actress Ruffa Gutierrez admitted that it felt good that she finally had the chance to work with former boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz five years after they co-starred in the ABS-CBN series “I Love Betty La Fea.” Gutierrez appeared in Sunday’s episode of the sitcom “Home Sweetie Home,” where she played the role of Cristina, the […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Add spark to your relationship by going on a double date

Add spark to your relationship by going on a double date

(Relaxnews) – If you want to reignite the passion in your relationship this Valentine’s Day, skip the intimate, candle-light dinner for two and go on a double date. That’s the conclusion out of a new US study, which found that striking a friendship with another couple can help people view their partners and their relationship […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Valentine's Day ·
Olympics: Hair-raising Olympics for Sochi skaters

Olympics: Hair-raising Olympics for Sochi skaters

(SOCHI-AFP) – Not content with merely following the action on the ice, figure skating fans have taken their dedication to a new level — opening Twitter accounts to track the fortunes of their heroes’ flowing locks. The Twitter account @2014PonyPower, dedicated to US team bronze medallist Jason Brown’s ponytail, has nearly 1000 followers. “It’s something […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
1930s Miami Beach hot spot The Surf Club to get contemporary expansion

1930s Miami Beach hot spot The Surf Club to get contemporary expansion

(Relaxnews) – Miami Beach’s historic party resort The Surf Club is set to get a contemporary revival and expansion, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier & Partners. The 1930s property, which welcomed Winston Churchill as a guest in its heyday, will be developed and managed by luxury brand Four Seasons. The new developments will include the construction […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Photos ·
U2 premieres video for ‘Invisible’

U2 premieres video for ‘Invisible’

(Relaxnews) – After unveiling the single “Invisible” in an ad aired during the Super Bowl, Irish band U2 has dropped a black and white video for the track. Directed by Grammy winner Mark Romanek — whose past music videos include Jay Z’s “99 Problems,” Fiona Apple’s “Criminal,” “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, “Closer” by Nine Inch […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
After 50 years, Beatlemania rocks Washington anew

After 50 years, Beatlemania rocks Washington anew

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Beatlemania returned to Washington on Tuesday when the Fab Four’s earliest hits once again echoed through the venue where they played their first concert on US soil 50 years earlier. Instead of screaming teenagers, the rather more adult sell-out crowd of 3,000 at the old Washington Coliseum initially opted to remain seated and […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Wang’s romance and winter ninjas for Marc Jacobs

Wang’s romance and winter ninjas for Marc Jacobs

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Vera Wang offered “dark romance,” Marc Jacobs space-age ninjas and Rodarte “Star Wars.” Day six of New York Fashion Week was perhaps the most eclectic yet of fall/winter 2014. Wang, whose evening wear and bridal gowns are highly coveted by the Hollywood A-list, told AFP that her runway show was perhaps the […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
Herrera, Hilfiger, Lim steal New York shows

Herrera, Hilfiger, Lim steal New York shows

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger and Phillip Lim dominated the catwalk on day five of New York Fashion Week, looking to the future and delving into heritage for inspiration. At 75, Herrera showed no sign of slowing down or wallowing in nostalgia, unveiling her 2014 fall/winter collection on Monday for the contemporary woman […]

12.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
ABBA enter Swedish Music Hall of Fame

ABBA enter Swedish Music Hall of Fame

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – Legendary Swedish pop band ABBA on Thursday were among the 12 first artists to join the Swedish Music Hall of Fame, which celebrates the country’s rich pop tradition. “I think it’s a nice thing to do, to create a Swedish Music Hall of Fame,” 67-year-old former ABBA member Benny Andersson told AFP. “Through […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·