Chocolate makers try to charm Chinese with lunar new year bonbons

Chocolate makers try to charm Chinese with lunar new year bonbons

(Relaxnews) – Though Chinese consumers are known for lacking a sweet tooth, premium chocolate makers are hoping to cash in on the tradition of gift giving over the lunar new year with a slew of limited edition, commemorative gift sets. The Chinese may have enthusiastically taken up Western food trends like coffee, wine, and fast […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Lunar New Year ·
Teaser for ‘The Face of an Angel,’ inspired by Amanda Knox case

Teaser for ‘The Face of an Angel,’ inspired by Amanda Knox case

(Relaxnews) – Daniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale and supermodel Cara Delevingne star in this forthcoming crime drama from British director Michael Winterbottom. Variety gained exclusive access to this 30-second video, made for industry professionals at the European Film Market. The video focuses on a film director and a journalist, both of whom call into question the […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
David Schwimmer headed for TV comeback

David Schwimmer headed for TV comeback

(Relaxnews) – The former “Friends” star will headline “Irreversible,” a comedy adapted from the Israeli show “Bilti Hafich,” for ABC. Fans of David Schwimmer and of “Friends” have waited ten years for this moment. After turning his attention to film projects, both as an actor and a director, Schwimmer has finally decided to return to […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Jessica Alba to play TV actor in comedy ‘The Wright Girls’

Jessica Alba to play TV actor in comedy ‘The Wright Girls’

(Relaxnews) – Here’s the pitch: It’s a film about two TV stars that end up competing for the same film part and hating each other’s guts. Got it? Based on the 2003 Japanese comedy “2LDK,” Jessica Alba will feature as one of two sitcom stars who, away from the set, are also best friends and […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
All-stars face off with global upstarts at Berlin film fest

All-stars face off with global upstarts at Berlin film fest

(BERLIN-AFP) – New movies from Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater will go head-to-head with upstarts from Europe, China and Latin America for the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival starting Thursday. The 64th Berlinale, as the 11-day event is known, marks the first major European festival of the year and serves as […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Movies that could save your marriage

Movies that could save your marriage

(Relaxnews) – Making it past the three-year itch could be as simple as popping in a DVD and watching other couples fight. That’s the overarching conclusion of a new study out of the University of Rochester, which found that watching a film that examined the complexities of marriage and discussing the issues together as a […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars, Offbeat, Online ·
Facebook anniversary: a personalized video for every user

Facebook anniversary: a personalized video for every user

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate its 10 years of existence, Facebook has a little surprise in store for each of its 1 billion users. On February 4 the social network is inviting users to look back at their Facebook experience from registration to present through a personalized video featuring their most popular posts. Every Facebook user […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Online, Videos ·
Super Bowl 48 sets record for TV viewers

Super Bowl 48 sets record for TV viewers

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of Denver in Super Bowl 48 offered little in the way of suspense, but 111.5 million viewers made it the most-watched television event in US history. Ratings released by the Fox network on Monday showed Sunday’s game also set a record for the most-streamed online sports event, while a […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Sports & Recreation ·
Farewell party for Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega: An invitation to the community

Farewell party for Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega: An invitation to the community

”Friends of Consul General Maria Hellen Barber-De La Vega,” in cooperation with Kalayaan Incorporated, will tender a farewell party on March 1, at the Double Tree by Hilton, 13111 Sycamore Drive, Norwalk, CA 90650, to honor beloved Congen Hellen for her dedicated and outstanding service to the community. Dinner cost is $45 per person. Consul Gen. […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Kris: No effort from James to see Bimby

Kris: No effort from James to see Bimby

Kris Aquino said nothing is preventing ex-husband James Yap from visiting their son, James “Bimby” Yap, Jr., who is under the custody of the actress-host. The basketball star said he has not seen his only child with Aquino for almost five months. “Sana nami-miss niya ako. Sa billboard ko lang siya nakikita, e, sa pelikula […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
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 […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Celebrate Asian New Year with the Lucky Lion Dancers at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Get ready to usher in the Year of the Horse with Pechanga Resort & Casino. Many Asian cultures including Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian and more mark the lunar New Year in 2014 on Friday, January 31. The very next day, Pechanga Resort & Casino invites everyone to celebrate the fun and festivities with […]

04.02.2014 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Ellen DeGeneres and John Turturro in tech ads from 2014 Super Bowl

Ellen DeGeneres and John Turturro in tech ads from 2014 Super Bowl

(Relaxnews) – This year as always, advertisers stepped up their game for the Super Bowl, airing their star commercials to one of the widest TV audiences of the year. In 2014, a number of celebrities lent their faces to ads for online services and tech gadgets. TV presenter and actress Ellen DeGeneres introduced audiences to […]

03.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Weight loss: fight fatigue with these 5 pick-me-ups

Weight loss: fight fatigue with these 5 pick-me-ups

(Relaxnews) – Efforts to slim down are almost always accompanied by a few moments of weakness, most of which are brought on by fatigue or frustration in the early stages of a weight loss plan. But that doesn’t mean you have to give into the temptation of a muffin or a croissant. Here is a […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Dining out while detoxing

Dining out while detoxing

(Relaxnews) – Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to forgo your social life while on a detox regimen. Giving up on certain foods doesn’t mean avoiding restaurants altogether, especially if dining out is an important element of your social well-being. That said, certain types of restaurants and dishes are more likely to be in […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
New Sisley fragrance highlights tropical notes

New Sisley fragrance highlights tropical notes

(Relaxnews) – After presenting an innovative new anti-aging cream designed for people in their 30s, the cosmetics brand has announced its latest women’s fragrance: Eau Tropicale. Inspired by a desire to get away from it all, Sisley co-creator Isabelle d’Ornano designed this exotic and mysterious eau de toilette. Eau Tropicale is characterized by notes of […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Valentine’s Day beauty picks

Valentine’s Day beauty picks

(Relaxnews) – We take a look at some Valentine’s Day beauty products, perfect for gift-giving. Lush Why not try a ‘Love Locket’ bath bomb? The all-vegan product is scented with fair trade vanilla absolute, neroli oil and jasmine absolute and contains paper hearts that float to the surface of your bath. €11.95 / 270g ‘The […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Valentine's Day ·
Valentine’s Day: five women’s fragrance special editions

Valentine’s Day: five women’s fragrance special editions

(Relaxnews) – The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun, and perfume makers are putting together their most romantic gift sets of the year. We take a look at five of the most notable limited editions available for Valentine’s Day 2014. Loverdose by Diesel Just for lovers, Diesel is presenting its aphrodisiac perfume in a gift […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Holidays, Photos, Valentine's Day ·
Salvatore Ferragamo presents sophisticated Signorina Eleganza

Salvatore Ferragamo presents sophisticated Signorina Eleganza

(Relaxnews) – The Italian brand has released the first details of its next female fragrance. Named ‘Signorina Eleganza’, Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest fragrance is aimed at a slightly older woman than the original Signorina scent. Set to hit stores next month, it was created by Sophie Labbé, who was also behind the first Signorina and has also created […]

02.02.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
What you get for a $500,000 Valentine’s Day hotel package

What you get for a $500,000 Valentine’s Day hotel package

(Relaxnews) – It may be safe to file this hotel package under ‘most outrageous Valentine’s Day offer.’ Ever. For $500,000, a luxury hotel company will throw in a $100,000 shopping spree, a personalized Maserati and $50,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry. Aptly called “The Once In a Lifetime” package, the Canadian brand Sutton Place Hotels has launched […]