My father threatened to kill me, says Gretchen

My father threatened to kill me, says Gretchen

Actress Gretchen Barretto said her father, Miguel Barretto, threatened to shoot her and two of her siblings when he supposedly learned of their plans to testify in court against their youngest sister Claudine. Gretchen made the accusation as she spoke with reporters shortly before a hearing on a case involving Claudine and husband Raymart Santiago […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

How to be a social butterfly this holiday season

(Relaxnews) – Read the newspaper, set an internal time clock and don’t be late to the party — literally. These are among some of the tips offered by a “shyness expert” and psychology professor in the US on how to master one of the most important skills of the holiday season: small talk. If you […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Health & Fitness, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Josh Hamilton lands role on FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

Josh Hamilton lands role on FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

(Relaxnews) – The actor currently appearing on “American Horror Story: Coven” has joined the cast of the American remake of the hit British show “Broadchurch,” Deadline.com has announced. Dubbed “Gracepoint,” the American version will bring the plot of “Broadchurch” across the pond. The star of the original series, David Tennant (“Doctor Who”), will once again […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
No need to avoid peanuts while pregnant: US study

No need to avoid peanuts while pregnant: US study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Women who eat peanuts while pregnant are less likely to have children with peanut allergies than women who avoid them, said a US study out Monday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics were based on a study of more than 8,200 US children. Among those, researchers found […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

Echo rosemary turkey with rosemary-scented cocktail

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers a few cocktail recipes to set the tone […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

Battle of the Christmas decorations for Hong Kong malls

(HONG KONG-AFP) – In the race to extract cash from Christmas shoppers, Hong Kong’s myriad shopping malls have taken to heart the maxim that you must spend money to make money when it comes to decorations this festive season. From two-storey-high polar bears to giant Disney characters, the southern Chinese city is awash with increasingly […]

24.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
‘Fast and Furious 7′ release announced for spring 2015

‘Fast and Furious 7′ release announced for spring 2015

(Relaxnews) – Initially slated to premiere in July 2014, the film was put on hold following the sudden death of one of its stars, Paul Walker, in late November. Now, Vin Diesel himself has announced the new release date for “Fast and Furious 7″ on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VinDiesel). The star indicated a US release […]

23.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
French firm starts human trials of artificial heart

French firm starts human trials of artificial heart

(PARIS-AFP) – French biomedical firm Carmat said on Friday it had begun the first human trial of its prototype artificial heart, which aims at overcoming shortages of organs available for transplant. The implant operation, which took place on Wednesday at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, “went satisfactorily,” it said in a statement. The patient, […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Christmas all wrapped up

Christmas all wrapped up

(Relaxnews) – The Christmas decorations are up, the fridge is stocked and the shopping is finished… now it’s time to get wrapping. Not always the easiest of tasks after one too many festive beverages, but this selection of stylish gift wrap options will ensure your presents look their best under the tree. An eco-friendly choice […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

How the world’s best bartender makes eggnog

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers cocktail recipe ideas to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

How to make a hot toddy like the world’s best bartender

(Relaxnews) – When the man named the best bartender in the world mixes drinks for the holidays, you can bet they go beyond vodka tonics. With holiday parties filling up itineraries and people’s homes, Spaniard David Rios of The Jigger Cocktail & Disco Bar in Bilbao offers festive cocktail recipes to set the tone and […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Christmas, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden ·
Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

Where gourmands can dine for New Year’s Eve

(Relaxnews) – From a seven-course meal that includes foie gras ravioli at The Dorchester in London, to a Vaudeville-themed cocktail party at Grant Achatz’s Chicago bar the Aviary, here’s a roundup of how some of the hottest tickets in town will be ringing in the new year. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London A New […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
2013 TV ratings winners: ‘NCIS,’ ‘Sunday Night Football’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

2013 TV ratings winners: ‘NCIS,’ ‘Sunday Night Football’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’

(Relaxnews) – The CBS drama “NCIS” topped the latest list of the most-watched programs on American broadcast TV once again this year. Since the launch of its 11th season on September 24, “NCIS” has drawn an average 21.83 million viewers on CBS. The investigations of the charismatic and virtuous Leroy Jethro Gibbs attracted only slightly […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Iron Man 3′ achieves highest-grossing opening in 2013

Worldwide box office: ‘Iron Man 3′ achieves highest-grossing opening in 2013

(Relaxnews) – The superhero movie stands out as the most lucrative opening of the year at the global box office, grossing $372.5 million worldwide during its first weekend in theaters. Backed by Disney’s marketing power, “Iron Man 3″ carried off the sixth most lucrative opening weekend in the history of cinema. The action movie, starring […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Where Americans are ringing in the New Year

Where Americans are ringing in the New Year

(Relaxnews) – Sun-soaked Orlando has outranked New York to become the most popular destination among Americans for ringing in the New Year, according to an online booking site. After looking at hotel bookings made on December 11 for travel between December 30 and January 2, Hotwire.com has deduced that revelers —  likely those in snow-swept […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Lancôme presents lighter version of La Vie est Belle

Lancôme presents lighter version of La Vie est Belle

(Relaxnews) – Opening a new chapter in the history of the fragrance launched in 2012 as an eau de parfum, Lancôme is introducing an eau de toilette version of La Vie Est Belle. With this new lighter and fresher formula, Lancôme presents its first fragrance combining magnolia with mouthwatering vanilla and praline notes. La Vie […]

22.12.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Football: Vanishing spray to feature at World Cup

Football: Vanishing spray to feature at World Cup

(MARRAKECH-AFP) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday confirmed that referees would be allowed to use a vanishing spray to mark out free-kicks at next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil. Referees will use the spray during matches to mark a line on the ground where the defensive wall, and ball, must be stationed at […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
J.K. Rowling to produce Harry Potter stage show

J.K. Rowling to produce Harry Potter stage show

(LONDON-AFP) – Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is to co-produce a British stage show about the boy wizard’s early years living with his cruel non-magical aunt and uncle, she announced on Friday. Rowling said she would work with the writer on the new play, charting Harry’s lonely childhood when he was forced to sleep in […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
Hugh Jackman courted for Joe Wright’s Peter Pan movie

Hugh Jackman courted for Joe Wright’s Peter Pan movie

(Relaxnews) – The Australian actor is in the running to play the villain in “Pan,” an origin story about the classic character. More accustomed to playing good guys, from Jean Valjean to Wolverine, Hugh Jackman is now being courted to play a less likable character. Variety reports that the Australian actor is in producers’ sights […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: News ·

Village Buildah is launching a car raffle fundraising

A Mercedes Benz 2014 C250 car will be raffled off with proceeds supporting The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gawad Kalinga and Typhoon Haiyan victims (December 13, 2013 – Los Angeles) – Village Buildah, a non-profit 501(c) (3) foundation, is launching their car raffle fundraising on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6pm […]

20.12.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Motoring, News, Offbeat ·