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 ·
Top 5 detoxifying foods

Top 5 detoxifying foods

(Relaxnews) – There is no such thing as a truly detoxifying food, according to Nathalie Negro, a nutritionist at French weight loss resort Thermes de Brides-les-Bains. Nonetheless, most fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium and low in sodium, which means that they have particularly effective diuretic properties. They may also be rich in antioxidants, […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Take a look at the new Coca-Cola bottles for the World Cup

Take a look at the new Coca-Cola bottles for the World Cup

(Relaxnews) – Coca-Cola has released a set of commemorative special-edition bottles for the World Cup that contain no actual soda but can play animated, interactive images. Designed to pay homage to past World Cup host countries like Argentina, Japan, France and Italy as well as future hosts like Russia, Qatar and Brazil, the 18 mini […]

Choose the David Beckham Super Bowl ad

Choose the David Beckham Super Bowl ad

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham will be starring in a new campaign film for his H&M bodywear line shot by the Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn (the man behind Ryan Gosling smash hits “Drive” and “Only God Forgives”), which will be screened during the NFL Super Bowl set to take place on February 2. From January […]

Pitbull and JLo team up for World Cup song ‘We Are One’

Pitbull and JLo team up for World Cup song ‘We Are One’

(Relaxnews) – The 2014 FIFA World Cup song has been revealed: “We Are One (Ole Ola)” is a collaboration between rapper Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte. FIFA announced the news on Thursday, while Pitbull hinted at the collaboration via Twitter a day earlier, tweeting, “One song brings the world together #WeAreOne @JLo @ClaudiaLeitte @FIFAcom […]

Daniel Radcliffe to play an engineer in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’

Daniel Radcliffe to play an engineer in ‘Brooklyn Bridge’

(Relaxnews) – The British actor will play Washington Roebling, the young engineer who oversaw the long and arduous construction of the famous bridge, in a forthcoming period drama. Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Radcliffe has agreed to star in “Brooklyn Bridge,” according to production company Goldcrest. The feature will portray the various setbacks encountered by engineers and workers […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·