Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

Berlin’s famed Cold War-era cinema to reopen doors

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin’s historic Zoo Palast cinema re-opens Thursday after a major renovation to restore the sparkle to the former Cold War-era theatre, once the star-studded cultural boast of the city. The Zoo Palast, which owes its name to a nearby city-centre zoological garden, was built in the mid-1950s out of the ashes of a […]

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

Art pick of the week: Warhol’s ‘So Many Stars’

(Relaxnews) – Released this month, the app “So Many Stars” takes pieces from Andy Warhol’s early “So!” collection and turns them into interactive, animated pieces. Dogs enlarge in size, spaghetti is consumed, and fish splish in illustration of the concepts behind pieces like “You Are So Little and You Are So Big,” “You Are So […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Art, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

Pacquiao victory lifts spirits of typhoon-ravaged PHL

TACLOBAN, November 24, 2013 (AFP) – The storm-battered Philippines was celebrating a much-needed victory Sunday after national boxing hero Manny Pacquiao defeated American Brandon Rios in a comeback fight he dedicated to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. For a brief moment in the devastated city of Tacloban, those who lost their homes, their livelihoods and […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

PHL Consulate General in Los Angeles Commemorates 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio

Los Angeles  – The Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with the Philippine Heritage Institute International (PHII) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts & Culture (PILAC) and Panorama Knights, Inc. commemorated the 150th Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio at the Rizal Hall of the Consulate General on 20 November 2013. Consul General Maria Hellen Barber […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

Prince William rocks out with Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift

(London-AFP) – Britain’s Prince William teamed up with US pop royalty Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on Tuesday night to perform an impromptu version of “Livin’ On A Prayer” at his home, Kensington Palace. The trio belted out the Bon Jovi classic at the end of a gala event at the London palace in […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

By Shaun Tandon WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said Wednesday, after his earlier cancellation of a trip raised questions about US staying power. Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, acknowledged disappointment after the president called off a trip in October to negotiate with […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

Trailer: Vanessa Hudgens leaves glamour behind in ‘Gimme Shelter’

(Relaxnews) – After “Sucker Punch” and “Spring Breakers,” the American starlet tackles her most emotionally complex role yet in this drama adapted from a true story. Yahoo!Movies has uploaded the official trailer for “Gimme Shelter,” starring Vanessa Hudgens in the role of Apple Bailey, a 16-year-old girl who finds herself pregnant and living on the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

Patrick Swayze movie ‘Road House’ headed for remake

(Relaxnews) – MGM is preparing an update of the action movie “Road House,” Thewrap.com reports. “Fast and Furious” and “xXx” director Rob Cohen will helm the remake of the 1989 film, starring Patrick Swayze opposite Ben Gazzara. “Roadhouse” was a box-office flop, but it gained something of a cult following in the following decades amongst […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Batmobile replica heading to auction

Batmobile replica heading to auction

(Relaxnews) – An almost exact replica of the Tim Burton-era Batmobile is poised to go under the hammer at a Historics at Brooklands auction this weekend in the UK where it could fetch up to $140,000. All that’s missing from the custom-built homage are the side-mounted, pop-up Browning machine guns, but all of the other details, from […]

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

Nina Ricci and Ladurée launch complementary fragrance and macaron

(Relaxnews) – In an unprecedented collaboration, Nina Ricci teamed up with the famous French pastry maker Ladurée to create a delectable and tempting duo: a fragrance inspired by the brand’s signature macarons, and a macaron inspired by the subtle and intricate aromas of luxury perfume. A new, delectable chapter has just been added to the […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

Hardest person to buy for? Your significant other, survey says

(Relaxnews) – Good news for singletons: an online survey claims that for most people, shopping for their significant other’s gift is the most arduous task on the holiday list. According to a recent survey of 1,000 adults, both men and women describe their significant other as the hardest person to buy a gift for during […]

In New York, foot yoga to make high heels bearable

In New York, foot yoga to make high heels bearable

(Relaxnews) – New York fashionistas can seek the guidance of yoga instructor Yamuna Zake to help make walking in their most vertiginous stilettos less painful. Yamuna Zake, 59, offers specialized foot yoga classes, with students bringing in their most tortuous pair of high heels to practice a daintier, less damaging walk, The Daily Mail reports. Classes […]

27.11.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Offbeat, Online ·
2nd ‘Hanep Sa Wow’ Filipino Music Festival, A celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) and Filipino musicality

2nd ‘Hanep Sa Wow’ Filipino Music Festival, A celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM) and Filipino musicality

Joey Albert, Nonoy Zuniga to headline Nov. 30 show  at Pala Casino with ‘Music & Magic’ members Fe de los Reyes, Eva Caparas & Jet Montelibano and the very special guest appearance of Ms. Kevyn Lettau PALA, CA, November 25, 2013 – Filipino pop stars and certified hitmakers Joey Albert and Nonoy Zuniga will headline […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
FACT SHEET: U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan

FACT SHEET: U.S. response to Typhoon Haiyan

Since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, U.S. disaster relief experts and military personnel have worked around the clock to deliver food, water, medicine, and shelter to help those hit hardest by the storm.  In support of the Philippines’ relief effort, the United States is providing more than $37 million in humanitarian aid […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
US stores in cutthroat fight for holiday shopping bucks

US stores in cutthroat fight for holiday shopping bucks

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Black Friday, the pinnacle of the US shopping year, comes on a Thursday this year. And even earlier. Desperate for consumer bucks, US chain stores, some fighting for survival, are upping the ante this holiday shopping season with cutthroat discounts offered earlier than ever, and ever-longer opening hours. The prize is not massive […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day, Online, Thanksgiving ·
Five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year

Five worst celebrity diets to avoid in the New Year

(Relaxnews) – Diets involving gulping air rather than food, avoiding gluten like the plague, and replacing sensible meals with booze rank as some of the worst celebrity diets to avoid. With the approach of January, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has shared its annual top five worst celebrity diets for the coming year. For the […]

CDPH Warns Consumers not to eat Hollywood Bakery and Pacific French Bakery brand Cema de Canela (Cinnamon Round Loaf)

CDPH Warns Consumers not to eat Hollywood Bakery and Pacific French Bakery brand Cema de Canela (Cinnamon Round Loaf)

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, today warned consumers with sensitivity to FD&C Yellow Number 5 food coloring not to eat Cema de Canela (Cinnamon Round Loaf). Ngu Corporation (DBA: A-1 Best Food) of Montebello, California, is voluntarily recalling cinnamon round loaves sold at […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

David Beckham to help develop resort properties in Asia

(Relaxnews) – David Beckham has been tapped to serve as a consultant and partner in the development of Las Vegas Sands properties in Singapore and the gaming capital of the world, Macao. It’s the latest business venture for the former soccer player, who has parlayed his global stardom into everything from underwear to electronics, soda […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Colorado dominates top US ski destinations ranking

Colorado dominates top US ski destinations ranking

(Relaxnews) – Colorado has emerged as the top ski destination in the US according to readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine, who gave the St. Regis Aspen Resort top marks for its ”gilded age” grandeur, butler service and stunning setting. In the latest edition of the publication’s best places to ski in North America ranking, […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Sports & Recreation ·
PHL Consulate General Welcomes Participants of PNP-PSOSEC Class 86-2013

PHL Consulate General Welcomes Participants of PNP-PSOSEC Class 86-2013

Los Angeles, 21 November 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles received on 20 November 2013 the participants of the Public Safety Officers Senior Executive Course (PSOSEC) Class 2013-86.  The class was headed by Police Chief Superintendent John G. Guyguyon and was accompanied by their counterparts from the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). With programs like the […]

26.11.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·