Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

Dakota Johnson could be in the billing for ’50 Shades of Grey’

(Relaxnews) – Dakota Johnson, seen in “The Social Network” and “For Ellen,” seems to be on the verge of a significant career boost. The young actress is in talks to play the lead role in the film adaptation of the erotic bestseller, which is sure to be a box-office hit. She is not one of […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US teens love apps, not tracking

US teens love apps, not tracking

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking. A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found 58 percent of US teens surveyed have downloaded phone or tablet apps, but half of teen apps users have avoided using some due to privacy concerns. […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

Ben Affleck succeeds Christian Bale as Batman

(LOS ANGELES, California-AFP) – US actor Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the next Batman film, Warner Bros. Pictures said. Affleck will appear in a Batman-Superman mega flick slated for release in 2015 that follows on the heels of this summer’s Superman hit “Man of Steel.” Bale, who played the title role in Christopher […]

23.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

Berlin to build museum for 20th century masterpieces

(BERLIN-AFP) – Berlin agreed Wednesday to build a new museum for 20th century masterpieces by artists including Rothko, Magritte and Dali donated by a wealthy couple, potentially resolving a years-long dispute. The state museums foundation put forward a proposal for the cash-strapped city to create a 130-million-euro ($174 million) home for the collection directly behind […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations ·
Ruffa Gutierrez goes back to school

Ruffa Gutierrez goes back to school

Television host Ruffa Gutierrez was all smiles when she announced that she recently went back to school for a short course. The former beauty queen said she took a short course on Secrets and Spies, Modern Espionage and Intelligence in London. “Masarap. Parang na-miss ko ‘yung t-shirt, jeans and sneakers araw-araw. It’s a very fascinating […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Facebook unveils global Internet access initiative

Facebook unveils global Internet access initiative

(NEW YORK CITY, New York-AFP) – Facebook and other technology giants launched an initiative Wednesday designed to give the whole world access to the Internet. The project is entitled Internet.org and its goal is to cut the cost of smart phone-based Internet services in developing countries. “Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
London Fashion Week to host Silent Cinema

London Fashion Week to host Silent Cinema

(Relaxnews) – The bi-annual event, which kicks off in the UK capital next month, will as usual play host to a plethora of off-runway fun. This year there will be some added cinematic kicks for the fashionistas. After a successful summer run of outdoor movies during the 2012 London Olympics, St Martin’s Courtyard in London’s famous Covent […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Diet type doesn’t matter – lifestyle does, experts say

Diet type doesn’t matter – lifestyle does, experts say

(Relaxnews) – Atkins, South Beach, Dukan — wondering what diet type is best for losing weight? Actually, forget the word diet and focus on lifestyle changes, US researchers say. In an editorial published online August 20 and in print Wednesday, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers say that there is no perfect diet, […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Ashton Kutcher still the highest paid actor on US television

Ashton Kutcher still the highest paid actor on US television

(Relaxnews) – The “Two and a Half Men” star is holding on to his title as America’s best paid TV actor, raking in $750,000 per episode, according to the latest rankings from TV Guide. For the second consecutive year, Ashton Kutcher is ahead of his co-star, Jon Cryer, who earns $650,000 per episode of the […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
China’s latest rooftop building: a temple

China’s latest rooftop building: a temple

(BEIJING, China-AFP) – The latest rooftop architectural wonder highlighted in China is a temple that brings worshippers closer to the heavens by being on top of a 21-storey apartment block. Surrounded by foliage, the temple has glazed golden tiles and traditional upturned eaves with carvings of dragons and phoenixes, but defies convention by standing on […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Online ·
Christian Dior releases two new films

Christian Dior releases two new films

(AFP/Relaxnews) – The Parisian luxury brand has released a double whammy of stunning beauty and fragrance films. First up is Mystic Metallics, a dramatic minute-long film which shows off the label’s new Autumn-Winter 2013 makeup collection using the power of a mystical crystal ball. Blusher, color eyeshadows, and colorful compacts all feature alongside diffracted surrealist shots […]

22.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Videos ·
Golf: Vietnam’s new international tournament postponed

Golf: Vietnam’s new international tournament postponed

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Vietnam’s return to top-level regional golf has been postponed until later this season in the latest unwanted development for the sport in Asia. Players have been told that next month’s inaugural Volvik-Sky Lake Vietnam Masters, set to be the richest played in the country, has been delayed. The $500,000 tournament in Hanoi had […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

ILOILO LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL GIRLS TEAM PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA

Los Angeles, 20 August 2013 – The Iloilo Philippine Softball Girls team, champions of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Little League Awards paid a courtesy visit to Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega on 19 August 2013. The Iloilo Philippine Softball champions qualified for the Little League World Series held in Portland, Oregon and Kirkland, […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

PHILIPPINE CONSUL GENERAL WELCOMES AGRI-BUSINESS MISSION

Los Angeles – 19 August 2013, Philippine Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega welcomes the Outbound Business Mission (“Barkadahan 2013”) with a reception at the Consul General’s Official Residence in Los Angeles on 13 August 2013. The Agri-Business Mission was organized by the Department of Agriculture (DAR) and led by DAR Assistant Secretary […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
FIVE BEAUTIES WILL VIE  FOR MISS PANGASINAN-USA ON AUG. 31

FIVE BEAUTIES WILL VIE FOR MISS PANGASINAN-USA ON AUG. 31

Five lovely beauties from Pangasinan Brotherhood  will vie for Miss Pangasinan-USA on Aug. 31, between 5:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Anaheim-South, Garden Grove  to coincide with its  35th foundation anniversary. This was announced by Pangasinan Brotherhood-USA President Eddie C. Ferrer and Marites O. Bautista, chair of this year’s gala night and […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Willpower more plentiful than you may think: study

Willpower more plentiful than you may think: study

(Relaxnews) – Do you think that you have a short supply of willpower? A new study finds that willpower is abundant, as long as you believe it to be true. Researchers from Stanford University in the US found that people who believe that willpower is limited tend to need a sugary boost to keep working […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
New Thomas Sabo fragrance arriving this fall

New Thomas Sabo fragrance arriving this fall

(Relaxnews) – As summer draws to a close, the jewelry brand is preparing to release a new eau de parfum inspired by the themes of love and passion. Charm Rose Intense will arrive in stores in early September. With the seductive and eternally feminine scent of rose at its core, the new essence from Thomas […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Ferrari 458 Speciale to rev up in Frankfurt with 605 hp

Ferrari 458 Speciale to rev up in Frankfurt with 605 hp

(Relaxnews) – In Frankfurt, Ferrari will present a new, ramped up version of its 458 supercar. This “Speciale” edition promises to be particularly powerful, with its V8 engine boasting 605 hp for a power-to-weight ratio of 2.13 kg/hp. With its 605 hp V8 engine, the Ferrari 458 Speciale has 35 hp more than the original […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
Nasty Gal launches shoe collection

Nasty Gal launches shoe collection

(Relaxnews) – The online fashion store has launched a debut line of footwear, the Shoe Cult collection. Nasty Gal, which first launched as a vintage clothing eBay store, has been one of the internet’s biggest indie fashion success stories, led by cofounder, chief executive officer and creative director Sophia Amoruso. Now, one year after creating its […]

21.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·