“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk wins record of the year Grammy

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk wins record of the year Grammy

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – French electro music duo Daft Punk won the coveted record of the year Grammy on Sunday for “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. “I bet France is really proud of these guys right now,” Williams said on behalf of the Gallic pair, who took to the stage with their trademark […]

27.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Olympics: Sochi searches for winter lightning bolt

Olympics: Sochi searches for winter lightning bolt

(HONG KONG-AFP) – When glamorous US skier Lindsey Vonn announced that a knee injury would force her to miss the Winter Olympics, Sochi lost its biggest star, leaving a vacancy for a new “Face of the Games”. South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-Na is tipped to dazzle, cult US snowboarder Shaun White will likely add […]

27.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Sports & Recreation ·
Winners in main categories of 56th Grammy Awards

Winners in main categories of 56th Grammy Awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here are the winners in the main categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday: Record of the Year (for performers): – “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers Album of the Year: – “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk […]

27.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Olympics: What were they thinking? Skaters fashion own style

Olympics: What were they thinking? Skaters fashion own style

(PARIS-AFP) – Forget the quadruple jump or the triple axel what will really count in the Olympic rink at Sochi’s Iceberg Sports Palace from February 6-20 will be what the skater is wearing. Olympic skating fashions are the most talked about at the Winter Games. American Johnny Weir may not have made the podium in […]

27.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Celebrate lunar New Year at Pala, Jan. 31-Feb. 15, with $30,000 good luck, good fortune drawing

Celebrate lunar New Year at Pala, Jan. 31-Feb. 15, with $30,000 good luck, good fortune drawing

PALA, CA – Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker and Baccarat players at Pala Casino Spa & Resort can celebrate the Lunar New Year, The Year of the Horse, January 31 to February 15, and win extra cash in the casino’s $30,000 Good Luck & Good Fortune Drawing. Privileges Card Club members can start earning entries into the $30,000 Saturday, February 15, […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Promotions ·
China gears up for peak New Year travel period

China gears up for peak New Year travel period

(BEIJING-AFP) – China was gearing up Saturday for the peak travel period of the world’s largest annual human migration as the Spring Festival national holidays draws near. Hundreds of millions of migrant workers will return home to their backwater towns and rural villages before the Lunar New Year, which falls this year on January 31. […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Lunar New Year ·
Nominees for 56th Grammy Awards

Nominees for 56th Grammy Awards

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here are nominees in the main categories at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, to be handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday: Record of the Year (for performers): – “Get Lucky,” by Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers. – “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons. – “Royals” by Lorde. – “Locked Out […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Yves Saint Laurent to launch new skincare

Yves Saint Laurent to launch new skincare

(Relaxnews) – The French brand has unveiled its latest premium skincare product, a regenerating skin cream named Or Rouge. Or Rouge is the company’s second glycan skin regeneration cream, and the first to harness the power of the expensive ancient spice saffron. The name, which means ‘red gold,’ comes from the key ingredient, the saffron spice, […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes: study

Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes: study

(STOCKHOLM-AFP) – Lingonberries, a fruit common in Scandinavian cuisine, may be able to help prevent weight gain and high sugar and cholesterol levels, Swedish scientists said Thursday of a new study. In the study, which was conducted by researchers at Lund University using mice with a tendency to store fat as a model for overweight […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
San Francisco set to welcome its first cat café

San Francisco set to welcome its first cat café

(Relaxnews) – It looks like the cat café trend has made its way across the Atlantic, with San Francisco set to welcome what is thought to be the USA’s first feline tea salon. KitTea, described as “part gourmet tea house, part cat and human oasis,” is set to open in the Californian city this spring. […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
London is most popular destination among US travelers

London is most popular destination among US travelers

(Relaxnews) – It seems US travelers would prefer a fish and chip-fueled trip to London over a macaron-scented Paris, after the British capital emerged the top international destination among US travelers in a newly released report. That’s according to Hotels.com, which came up with a list of the most frequented destinations of 2013 based on […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
New to Harry Potter theme park: Hogwarts Express train and Diagon Alley

New to Harry Potter theme park: Hogwarts Express train and Diagon Alley

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to Universal Orlando this summer will be able to retrace the steps of Harry Potter as he crosses over from the Muggle world to the wizarding world, at a new theme park that will include a Hogwarts Express train, Diagon Alley and a recreation of London landmarks — to real-life scale. The […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining ·
U2 to unveil new track ‘Invisible’ during Super Bowl

U2 to unveil new track ‘Invisible’ during Super Bowl

(Relaxnews) – Confirming rumors that have swirled since earlier this month, U2 has revealed that its new single “Invisible” will be aired in a world premiere on February 2 in an ad during the Super Bowl Final. The track is from the band’s forthcoming album, due for release this spring. The track will be played […]

Mariah Carey writing children’s Christmas story

Mariah Carey writing children’s Christmas story

(Relaxnews) – Singer, actor and movie producer Mariah Carey and her husband, “America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon, are to write “Roc and Roe’s 12 Days of Christmas” in time for a Fall 2014 release. Named after the couple’s children, the story book will be for kids aged 3 and over. And, as the title […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Garrett Hedlund preparing to persecute Peter Pan

Garrett Hedlund preparing to persecute Peter Pan

(Relaxnews) – Flying high after “Inside Llewyn Davis,” American actor Garrett Hedlund is in line to become a younger Captain Hook in “Pan.” The 29-year-old was offered the role of Peter Pan’s famous enemy, revealed Deadline, and would be joining Hugh Jackman, who’s to play Blackbeard in the feature directed by British filmmaker Joe Wright […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Kababayan host Jannelle So is engaged!

Kababayan host Jannelle So is engaged!

The kababayan who’s usually on top of news and issues concerning the Filipino American community in Southern California and Hawaii recently felt “on top of the world” as she tweeted minutes after an engagement at the top of the 46-storey Heron Tower in London, England. Jannelle So, host and producer of “Kababayan Today on LA18” celebrated New Year’s Eve […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
One of the Philippines Newest Channels, TFC’s Lifestyle Network,  Joins DIRECTV

One of the Philippines Newest Channels, TFC’s Lifestyle Network, Joins DIRECTV

DIRECTV’s FilipinoDirect™ Package Now Provides 11 Filipino Channels, including Six Exclusive Channels Not Available on Any Other TV Provider in the U.S. EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 – DIRECTV continues to expand its international programming lineup with the addition of TFC’s Lifestyle Network, which is now available as part of TFCDirect™ and FilipinoDirect™ Packages. DIRECTV […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Local News, Services ·
NBC developing a dark ‘Wizard of Oz’ adaptation

NBC developing a dark ‘Wizard of Oz’ adaptation

(Relaxnews) – The network has greenlighted “Emerald City,” a series adapted from the American children’s literature classic, announced NBC President Bob Greenblatt. Scheduled to premiere in 2015, the series is described as having a dark tone, in the vein of “Game of Thrones.” Dorothy Gale, a headstrong twenty-something who ends up in Oz against her […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Space, sunshine and serenity: Maison&Objet trends 2014

Space, sunshine and serenity: Maison&Objet trends 2014

(Relaxnews) – Crystallized forests, space robots and sun-drenched parties all had a hand in defining design salon Maison&Objet’s official three trend spaces for January 2014. Throughout the year, trend consultancy firms Elizabeth Leriche, Croisements and Nelly Rodi monitor emerging micro-trends within design. Representatives from these agencies have curated three dedicated exhibition spaces presenting these trends under the show’s umbrella […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·