Shirley Temple: bright spot in US dark Depression

Shirley Temple: bright spot in US dark Depression

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star of the 1930s who has died at age 85, melted hearts with her trademark blond ringlets and dimpled smile, and was a big bright spot in America’s dark Depression era. Delighting audiences with her singing, dancing and sweet and simple innocence at a time when […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Media gets taste of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s multimillion dollar renovation of lobby and new restaurants

Media gets taste of Pechanga Resort & Casino’s multimillion dollar renovation of lobby and new restaurants

TEMECULA, Calif.  – Pechanga Resort & Casino, the state’s largest resort/casino, recently unveiled its brand new, multimillion dollar renovation of its hotel lobby, two restaurants and the addition of two more dining outlets. To showcase the timeless and elegant spaces, resort officials invited members of the press for a one-day event in which they met […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Happenings, Photos ·
Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing

Asia-Pacific needs nearly 13,000 new planes by 2032: Boeing

By Martin Abbugao SINGAPORE, February 10, 2014 (AFP) – Asia-Pacific airlines will need almost 13,000 new planes worth $1.9 trillion over the next two decades as rising wealth in the region fuels demand for air travel, Boeing said Monday. The US plane maker said on the eve of the Singapore Airshow that 12,820 extra aircraft […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Asian News ·
Palace wishes PHL bet to Winter Olympics good luck

Palace wishes PHL bet to Winter Olympics good luck

MANILA (Mabuhay) – As it wished good luck to the Philippines’ bet in the ongoing Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Malacañang on Saturday called on Filipinos to show their support for him as well. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the Palace is confident Michael Christian Martinez will excel in figure skating despite the lack of […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
Kim Chiu says Xian Lim affected by critics

Kim Chiu says Xian Lim affected by critics

Actress Kim Chiu said that her leading man Xian Lim is affected by reaction of the fans on the comments he made to the former’s impersonator during the Chinese New Year episode of “Banana Nite.” Kim said the Kapamilya actor was feeling depressed after reading tweets and messages on social media. “Sobra siyang malungkot at […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Kim Chiu credits late mother for ‘Bride For Rent’ success

Kim Chiu credits late mother for ‘Bride For Rent’ success

Actress Kim Chiu credited her late mother for the success of “Bride For Rent,” her second film co-starring Xian Lim. During her speech at the film’s recent victory party, Chiu turned emotional when she thanked her mother, Louella, who passed away due to aneurysm last year. “Thank you kay Papa God, thank you so much […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Sweet interiors: Valentine’s Day gift guide

Sweet interiors: Valentine’s Day gift guide

(Relaxnews) – Home is where the heart is, and if you want to impress your loved one this Valentine’s Day then there’s no better way to do it than with some sweet interior accessories. Don’t panic if you don’t have time to look: we’ve handpicked a few of the best. A dramatic affair Romeo and […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Home & Garden, Valentine's Day ·
Korean bestseller ‘Leafie’ set for April debut

Korean bestseller ‘Leafie’ set for April debut

(Relaxnews) – Sun-mi Hwang’s “The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly” has been compared to “The Little Prince” in terms of universal appeal and is dated for a UK debut this April. The date coincides with that of the London Book Fair, April 8-10, at which Korean literature forms a special focus, as pointed out […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
‘Anansi Boys,’ ‘American Gods’ headed for TV

‘Anansi Boys,’ ‘American Gods’ headed for TV

(Relaxnews) – Neil Gaiman’s “Anansi Boys” and “American Gods” have been optioned for TV adaptations, each on a different side of the Atlantic. Set after “American Gods,” “Anansi Boys” has a mild-mannered English accountant discover that he is actually brother to Spider, a stylish and outgoing inheritor of godly powers. The siblings are reunited after their […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment ·
Children’s classic ‘The Giving Tree’ to become e-book

Children’s classic ‘The Giving Tree’ to become e-book

(Relaxnews) – Celebrating the book’s 50th anniversary, Shel Silverstein’s”The Giving Tree” will be released as an e-book for the first time ever on February 18. 1964 saw four of Silverstein’s works released to the public: “A Giraffe and a Half,” “Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?” and “Uncle Shelby’s Zoo” accompanied by “The Giving Tree,” following […]

11.02.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Books, Entertainment ·
Topshop is getting sporty with Adidas Originals

Topshop is getting sporty with Adidas Originals

(Relaxnews) – In exciting news, the German sportswear label and the British high street fashion chain are teaming up for a new capsule collection. Adidas has worked with the design team at Topshop to create a new 20-piece collection, set to hit stores in March, with a focus on “femininity,” creative director Kate Phelan told WWD. […]

10.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Sports & Recreation ·
OpenTable swallows restaurant recommendation app Ness

OpenTable swallows restaurant recommendation app Ness

(Relaxnews) – In a move signaling an increased interest in expanding into mobile, online reservation site OpenTable has announced that it has acquired restaurant recommendation app Ness. When it was launched in 2011, Ness was pitched as an app that could tailor restaurant recommendations to individual tastes. Instead of simply aggregating reviews from random strangers, […]

Anne Hathaway lined up to replace Reese Witherspoon in ‘The Intern’

Anne Hathaway lined up to replace Reese Witherspoon in ‘The Intern’

(Relaxnews) – The Oscar-winning actress looks likely to give De Niro a going over in this upcoming work-place comedy. Anne Hathaway (“Rachel Getting Married,” “Les Miserables”) is in discussion to play the boss of an online fashion business, according to The Hollywood Reporter, though her daily life will be disturbed by the arrival of Robert […]

10.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘The Lego Movie’ tops N. America Box Office

‘The Lego Movie’ tops N. America Box Office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – The debut of “The Lego Movie,” filled with dozens of star voices, easily beat off George Clooney’s latest film, according to weekend estimates for the North American Box Office. The big-screen opening for the movie featuring characters formed from the colorful educational building blocks soared to the top of the chart, taking […]

10.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
World’s first robot theme park to open in South Korea

World’s first robot theme park to open in South Korea

(Relaxnews) – A massive project is underway in South Korea that would bring the Will Smith movie “I, Robot” to life with the opening of the world’s first theme park devoted to robotics and artificial intelligence. Slated to open in 2016, Robot Land will include a family-friendly amusement park with rides and attractions, waterpark and […]

10.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Haagen-Dazs Japan releases commemorative floral flavors

Haagen-Dazs Japan releases commemorative floral flavors

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 30th anniversary in Japan, premium ice cream maker Haagen-Dazs has released a pair of commemorative flavors to celebrate Japanese culture: rose and cherry blossom. The floral ice creams come in various shades of pink. Ribbons of cherry sauce streak through the cherry blossom ice cream, while the damask rose flavor […]

10.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Obama won’t prejudge GOP  immigration plan

Obama won’t prejudge GOP immigration plan

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – President Barack Obama said Friday he hoped to resolve differences with Republicans on whether to offer illegal immigrants eventual citizenship, saying he was “modestly optimistic” about the prospects for reform. Obama gave his first reaction to a long-awaited plan by Republicans in the House of Representatives for immigration reform – an issue […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Good news: Weekend splurging and weight loss can go hand in hand

Good news: Weekend splurging and weight loss can go hand in hand

(Relaxnews) – Feeling guilty for tucking into a pizza pie or pint of ice cream over the weekend? As long as you resume a sensible eating and exercise plan over the workweek, new research shows successful weight loss can be achieved even after splurging on the weekends. It’s a bit of good news when it […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
HTC prepping a smartwatch

HTC prepping a smartwatch

(Relaxnews) – The company has indicated that its first wearable device will be on sale before Christmas and will boast an improved screen and battery life. It’s only February but 2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the smartwatch. Acer and Asus have announced that they’re both about to launch their first […]

Bulgari launches Aqua Amara fragrance for men

Bulgari launches Aqua Amara fragrance for men

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand’s new masculine fragrance hits stores this month. Bulgari’s latest luxury men’s scent, Aqua Amara, is a juice inspired by the bitter oranges and lemons of the Mediterranean. The fragrance was concocted by Jacques Cavallier, who revisited some of the influences he used on Aqua Pour Homme (first released in […]

09.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·