Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

Clooney, Bullock space thriller opens Venice film fest

(VENICE-AFP) – Hollywood high-rollers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock kicked off the Venice film festival on Wednesday with a harrowing space drama that opens a line-up flush with gloomy tales. “Gravity”, a 3-D sci-fi thriller, sees Clooney and Bullock as astronauts who are flung into deep space when a debris shower destroys their shuttle. The […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, International Stars ·
Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

Experimental drug ‘cures’ hepatitis C in small trials

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – An experimental drug combination cured 70 percent of patients with hepatitis C in early trials, offering hope of a simpler remedy for the chronic liver disease, US researchers said Tuesday. The phase II trial described in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) studied the effectiveness and safety of an experimental drug, […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

(Relaxnews) – Clint Eastwood’s son has joined the cast of “Fury,” a World War II film to be directed by David Ayer (“End of Watch”), Deadline.com reports. The 27-year old actor, who sometimes goes by the name Scott Reeves, will portray Sergeant Miles in the forthcoming feature, which follows five American soldiers aboard a tank […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
The Vulcan Mind Meld just became a reality

The Vulcan Mind Meld just became a reality

(Relaxnews) – Quick, grab the tinfoil hats. Researchers at the University of Washington have succeeded in linking two human brains together via the internet. In an experiment conducted by Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco, Rao was able to send a brain signal via the internet to his colleague situated on the other side of the […]

American Apparel searching for transgender stars

American Apparel searching for transgender stars

(Relaxnews) – The sweatshop-free fashion brand, based in downtown Los Angeles, is looking to recruit “transexy” transsexual and transgender models. A few days ago American Apparel posted an advert on their instagram calling out for new models. For a company which has always created (often provocative) campaigns using amateur talent, it wasn’t such a surprise. This time […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Online ·
US government warns employees of Android malware risk

US government warns employees of Android malware risk

(Relaxnews) – An internal communiqué uncovered and published by Public Intelligence highlights that the US government is concerned about the malware risks associated with Android phones, tablets and their supporting ecosystem of apps, due to their popularity and open source nature. In it the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice warn government workers […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Online, Science & Technology ·
Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones. Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Online ·
Fendi honors Roman passion with latest fragrance

Fendi honors Roman passion with latest fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian designer label is launching L’Acquarossa, an homage in scent to Rome, and also to passion and feminine beauty. The new eau de parfum will be available from September in select stores. Created by François Demachy, along with noses Delphine Lebeau and Benoît Lapouza, L’Acquarossa blends fruity notes of Calabrian bergamot, Sicilian […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations ·
Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

Don’t crowd me: anxious people may need more personal space

(Relaxnews) – Close talkers, crowded buses: everybody needs a certain amount of personal space. A new study announced Monday reveals exactly how much most of us need, and finds that anxious people need a bit more. University College London researchers say that generally most people need a boundary from around 20 to 40 centimeters in […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

The Gollayan sisters receive accolades from the Filipino community for winning WCOPA top awards

by : Alex Llorente LOS ANGELES, CA  – The Gollayan Sisters were awarded the 2013 Senior Grand Champion Vocal Group of the World award at the 17th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) competition held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel from July 12-21, 2013. For this competition alone, they won 16 gold medals, 4 […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

Asian group calls for immigration relief for all undocumented

LOS ANGELES – At this critical moment in our nation’s history, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of civil rights organizations that serves Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, looks to President Barack Obama to lead the nation in fixing our broken immigration system. The House of Representatives continues to consider draconian, anti-immigrant […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Syfy orders ’12 Monkeys’ pilot

Syfy orders ’12 Monkeys’ pilot

(Relaxnews) – The cable channel dedicated to all things science fiction has greenlighted a TV pilot based on Terry Gilliam’s post-apocalyptic thriller film. Announced last July, plans for a TV adaptation of “12 Monkeys” are taking shape, starting with a pilot order from Syfy. Shooting will begin this November on the one-hour pilot episode, based […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Miley’s twerking dance officially enters lexicon

Miley’s twerking dance officially enters lexicon

(LONDON, England-AFP) – “Twerking”, the raunchy dance that set tongues wagging when enthusiastically performed by Miley Cyrus at the MTV awards, is one of the new terms to make the latest Oxford dictionary update. The former Disney child star, now 20, left audience members gobsmacked when she bent over and gyrated provocatively with singer Robin […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Home & Garden, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Twitter index: Emblem3 arrive in Brazil

Twitter index: Emblem3 arrive in Brazil

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Twitter users in Brazil are welcoming the popular American boy band Emblem3 who are due to play a series of concerts in the country. Emblem3 are an American reggae/pop band composed of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick; the group are signed to X Factor judge Simon […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, Music, Online ·
Video: LG goes to the ends of the Earth to capture the perfect picture

Video: LG goes to the ends of the Earth to capture the perfect picture

(Relaxnews) – The South Korean company has sent its latest flagship phone into space to test its camera and promote its upcoming global rollout. The video, posted this week, captures a phone’s eye view of an ascent into the stratosphere as well as its descent back down to Earth with a thud. Devised as much […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Natalia Vodianova stars as the princess in Guerlain’s love story

Natalia Vodianova stars as the princess in Guerlain’s love story

(Relaxnews) – French beauty brand Guerlain has released a short film exploring the inspiration behind its iconic Shalimar fragrance. The video, which made its official premiere on Guerlain’s Facebook page, stars Natalia Vodianova, who is more sensual and captivating than ever in the role of an Indian princess. When creating the Shalimar fragrance in the early 1920s, Jacques […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Film, International Stars, Online, Videos ·
Most blogged artists: Zero 7, ODESZA

Most blogged artists: Zero 7, ODESZA

(Relaxnews) – On Wednesday, August 28, Zero 7 enter the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts thanks to their track “On My Own” and ODESZA debuts with “My Friends Never Die”. London’s Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, better known as electro-duo Zero 7, are in the Hype Machine’s most blogged artists charts thanks to their first single […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Online ·
N. Korea sees ‘bright future’ in tourism: state media

N. Korea sees ‘bright future’ in tourism: state media

(SEOUL-AFP) – North Korea said Wednesday it saw a “bright future” for tourism and would offer more international and domestic flights and open up the sector to foreign investors. “Abundant in tourism resources, the (North) has a bright future to develop tourism,” Jo Song Gyu, director of the International Travel Company, told the state news […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
The Infiniti Q30 Concept: first photo

The Infiniti Q30 Concept: first photo

(Relaxnews) – As the Frankfurt Motor Show rapidly approaches, Nissan’s luxury car brand, Infiniti, has released the first official image of its latest concept car ahead of its official reveal at the September 10 event. The Q30 Concept is Infiniti’s first foray into the smaller luxury car segment and the resulting vehicle combines coupe lines […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
US mobile shopping revenues top $10b in 2013

US mobile shopping revenues top $10b in 2013

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US mobile shoppers spent more than $10 billion in the first half of 2013, in a segment making strong inroads in retailing, a survey showed Tuesday. The comScore survey showed retail sales from consumers using smartphones or tablets in the first half rose more than 25 percent from the same period a year […]