Ellen DeGeneres named America’s favorite TV personality

Ellen DeGeneres named America’s favorite TV personality

(Relaxnews) – The talk show host and MC of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony tops the list of the most beloved TV icons in the US, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. For the second consecutive year, Ellen DeGeneres has taken first place in the ranking, ahead of Mark Harmon, the star of America’s […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Haute couture shows: highlights from days 1 and 2

Haute couture shows: highlights from days 1 and 2

(Relaxnews) – Designers began unveiling the latest haute couture collections in Paris on Sunday, January 19, and the fashion shows will continue throughout the week. We take a look at the inspirations and trends that have emerged so far from the Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture collections. Atelier Versace Donatella Versace outfitted her models like contemporary goddesses, […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Shapeshifting wall to create giant 3D selfies of visitors at Sochi

Shapeshifting wall to create giant 3D selfies of visitors at Sochi

(Relaxnews) – A giant pin screen dubbed “the Mount Rushmore of the digital age” will display 3D impressions of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics visitors’ faces this February. The pavilion will feature over 10,000 actuators, which will form three-dimensional portraits of each visitor’s face for 20 seconds. The faces will be eight meters high. The actuators […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Angeline Quinto not closing doors on Erik Santos

Angeline Quinto not closing doors on Erik Santos

Angeline Quinto has reacted to rumors linking her to fellow singer Erik Santos. Santos recently gave Quinto an expensive watch, with the latter posting a photo of it on Instagram. Quinto explained that Santos gave her the watch after she made a guest appearance in his concert. “Ano ‘yun, parang gift niya sa akin after […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
Art agenda: Samba Spirit, Xu Zhen, British Art Today

Art agenda: Samba Spirit, Xu Zhen, British Art Today

(Relaxnews) – Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts celebrates Afro-Brazilian art, Beijing’s Ullens Center profiles contemporary artist Xu Zhen, and the V&A in London welcomes a new swathe of British artists. Samba Spirit: Modern Afro-Brazilian Art January 18 – October 19 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Celebrating 20th Century Afro-Brazilian artists and their blend of South […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Entertainment ·
Website ‘charges’ selfie uploaders for charity

Website ‘charges’ selfie uploaders for charity

(Relaxnews) – Next time you find yourself about to publish a smoking hot selfie of yourself on your favorite social media platform, think twice — it could end up costing you. Despite the ‘selfie’ being one of the dominating trends to emerge in 2013, it looks like a backlash against this particular form of online […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Offbeat, Online ·
The car of the future, today

The car of the future, today

(DETROIT-AFP) – Cars that park themselves, radar-guided safety sensors and infotainment systems with web access; automakers are competing for customers who now expect constant innovation. The speed at which the new features are migrating from premium models downward and spreading among brands is accelerating as automakers jostle for attention in an increasingly crowded market. “The […]

20.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Motoring, Science & Technology ·
Hershey takes aim at Nutella with new chocolate spread

Hershey takes aim at Nutella with new chocolate spread

(Relaxnews) – American chocolate company Hershey has put Nutella on notice with the launch of its own chocolate spread. Though the Italian brand owned by Ferrero has enjoyed a longstanding monopoly as the original chocolate hazelnut spread, the Pennsylvania-based Hershey Company has created a trio of its own products pitched as an indulgent pairing for […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Build it and they will believe, says defiant China tycoon

Build it and they will believe, says defiant China tycoon

(CHANGSHA, China-AFP) – A Chinese multi-millionaire who built himself an Egyptian pyramid and a replica of Versailles vows to construct the world’s tallest building in just six months — despite authorities preventing work amid safety concerns. Zhang Yue is worth an estimated 1.1 billion yuan ($180 million) and has grandiose aspirations, the biggest of them […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Environment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
‘American Hustle’ takes home top SAG award

‘American Hustle’ takes home top SAG award

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Crime caper “American Hustle” won the top film prize at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Saturday, earning another big boost in Hollywood’s all-important Oscars race. Australian Cate Blanchett won best actress for her role in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” while Matthew McConaughey took home best actor for AIDS activist movie […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
NBA’s Kings to accept Bitcoin for tickets

NBA’s Kings to accept Bitcoin for tickets

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – US basketball outfit the Sacramento Kings said Thursday they would begin accepting Bitcoin, the first professional sports team to accept the virtual currency. Fans will be able to use Bitcoin for tickets and team merchandise from March 1, using the so-called cryptocurrency’s payment processor BitPay. The Kings said the move was part […]

19.01.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
Americans eating a little less, a little better: study

Americans eating a little less, a little better: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans are eating a bit less, dining out fewer times and consuming slightly healthier food, the US Department of Agriculture said in a study released Thursday, calling the finding “encouraging.” Between 2005 and 2010 the number of calories consumed each day decreased five percent among working-age adults, the study reported. Fat consumption also […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Haute couture: Spring-Summer 2014 fashion week schedule

Haute couture: Spring-Summer 2014 fashion week schedule

(Relaxnews) – Just as Paris men’s fashion week comes to a close on January 19, the fashion world will turn its attention to the world of haute couture, to be presented in Paris from January 19 to 23. Couturiers and prestigious design houses will present their Spring-Summer 2014 collections to star-studded international audiences. Atelier Versace […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Home & Garden ·
Ice hotel creates ‘Frozen-inspired’ bedroom made of ice and snow

Ice hotel creates ‘Frozen-inspired’ bedroom made of ice and snow

(Relaxnews) – Quebec City’s iconic ice hotel has carved out a bedroom fit for a snow queen in a collaboration with Walt Disney Studios with their “Frozen”-inspired suite. To be unveiled this weekend at the Hotel de Glace, the “Frozen Suite” is modeled after the royal bedrooms of sisters Anna and Elsa featured in the animated […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Study debunks science behind popular blood type diet

Study debunks science behind popular blood type diet

(Relaxnews) – A team of Canadian researchers has quashed the theory behind a popular diet that prescribes eating foods according to your blood type. The news may come as a blow to faithful followers of the internationally best-selling book “Eat Right for Your Type” first penned by naturopath Peter D’Adamo in 1996. Disappointed fans may […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Speech requires both sides of brain

Speech requires both sides of brain

(PARIS-AFP) – Humans need both sides of their brain for speech, according to a study Wednesday that could rewrite therapy for people verbally impaired by a stroke. A mainstream theory in neurology is that speech and language are “lateralised” skills — thus controlled by only one side of the brain, in this case the left. […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
‘Under the Dome’ to return June 30, ‘Extant’ to premiere days later

‘Under the Dome’ to return June 30, ‘Extant’ to premiere days later

(Relaxnews) – At the TCA Press Tour, CBS announced that its new sci-fi thriller “Extant” will air on July 2, a few days after the Season Two premiere of “Under the Dome.” Both shows are produced by Steven Spielberg. Last September 16, “Under the Dome” ended its first season with a terrible cliffhanger. CBS will […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Weird and wonderful world of British royal gifts revealed

Weird and wonderful world of British royal gifts revealed

(LONDON-AFP) – A garden gnome, a chocolate royal coach and a falconry glove were among the gifts presented to Britain’s royal household last year, it was revealed on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II was the lucky recipient of a gold jewelled photo frame set on a jewelled ostrich egg when Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, president of […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Offbeat ·
The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
The top 10 most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Zagat

The top 10 most romantic restaurants for Valentine’s Day: Zagat

(Relaxnews) – One of the oldest and most historic restaurants in Paris which boasts an illustrious reputation of feeding emperors, French royalty and celebrities has been named the most romantic dining destination in the world in an informal Zagat survey. After polling their readers on Twitter, editors of the crowd-sourced restaurant guide came up with […]