Visitors to Kensington Palace expected to spike thanks to Kate

Visitors to Kensington Palace expected to spike thanks to Kate

(Relaxnews) – As the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth any day now, the arrival of a new heir and Kate’s steady and scandal-free popularity has become a boon for England’s tourism industry. Kensington Palace is expected to draw particularly large numbers of visitors once the new family settles in to make it their […]

06.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Destinations, International Stars ·
Heart now living independently in QC home

Heart now living independently in QC home

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– More than three months since her parents expressed their disapproval of her relationship with Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, actress Heart Evangelista revealed she has yet to talk to her mom and dad. Evangelista admitted she still has some down moments since she misses her parents, especially her dad. “I miss my dad […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
PNoy justifies increased US access

PNoy justifies increased US access

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Aquino on Tuesday said the Philippine government will give greater access to American troops in the country but said their increased presence would not be permanent. Aquino issued this clarification amid reports that the US will be given access to Philippine bases following America’s plan to increase its presence in Asia […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
James Yap talks about new girlfriend

James Yap talks about new girlfriend

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — For the first time, basketball player James Yap shared details about his new girlfriend, days after he uploaded photos of them together during a vacation in Europe on Instagram. In an interview with reporters on Monday, Yap described his girlfriend, Michaela, as an expat. He shared that Michaela has been very supportive […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
US Army reviews rules of engagement over cyber threat

US Army reviews rules of engagement over cyber threat

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – The U.S. military is reviewing its rules of engagement to deal with the growing threat of cyber crime, military chief Martin Dempsey said Thursday. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking officer in the US military, said the review was in response to soaring cyber attacks. “The Department […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Heavy mobile phone usage tied to poor fitness: study

Heavy mobile phone usage tied to poor fitness: study

(Relaxnews) – Perhaps not too surprisingly, spending copious amounts of time hovering over your mobile phone — texting, emailing, gaming, or watching videos — doesn’t do much for your fitness. Reported in Runners World on Thursday, Kent State University found that university students who spent large amounts of time on their phone — as much […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

World Cup VIP guests to sip on French bubbly

(Relaxnews) – While the official wine for the 2014 FIFA World Cup may hail from local producers in Brazil, VIP guests will sip on French bubbly provided by Champagne Taittinger during one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world. As the World Cup’s official champagne, Taittinger will keep the effervescent stuff flowing liberally during the […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Lancôme unveils a lighter take on La Vie est Belle

Lancôme unveils a lighter take on La Vie est Belle

(Relaxnews) – The French brand celebrates the first anniversary of its fragrance La Vie est Belle with the soft and delicate Eau de Parfum Légère, out internationally in August. Developed by perfumers Anne Flipo, Olivier Polge and Dominique Ropion, the lighter version contains iris and white musk scents, combined with jasmine sambac, orange blossom, pure […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Thai tourism board launches luxury travel portal

Thai tourism board launches luxury travel portal

(Relaxnews) – While the beaches of Thailand may be known for being overrun by young budget-conscious backpackers, the county’s tourism board has launched a new site promoting luxury travel experiences in a bid to woo globetrotters with deep pockets. Thailand Super Quality is being pitched as an online portal that can help affluent globetrotters build bespoke, […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Videos ·
Twitter index: Happy July 4

Twitter index: Happy July 4

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, July 4, Twitter users are celebrating US Independence Day and mourning the death of Bernie Nolan. Independence Day, celebrated annually on July 4, marks the approval of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The following year Americans began celebrating the anniversary of their freedom and the occasion has spiraled into the […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
Winnie Mandela biopic due out in September

Winnie Mandela biopic due out in September

(Relaxnews) – A movie starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard as the Mandelas is slated for US theatrical release on September 6. “Winnie,” by South African director Darrel J. Roodt, tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s second wife, recounting her eventful private and public life from her childhood through her activism to her various criminal […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
James Franco taking on Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’

James Franco taking on Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’

(Relaxnews) – The Hollywood star is looking to direct a movie adaptation of the 1929 novel, reports the Los Angeles Times. “The Sound and the Fury” tells the story of a formerly wealthy family in the American South that struggles with poverty, alcoholism and tragedy. The filmmaking could present quite a challenge for Franco, who […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

(NEW YORK-AFP) – The Statue of Liberty finally reopened to visitors Thursday, on the July 4 national holiday, months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York, causing extensive damage to the landmark. Some tourists rose at dawn to be among the first to visit Lady Liberty, one of America’s most recognizable symbols, on the festive […]

05.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations ·
What would your dream airport look like?

What would your dream airport look like?

(Relaxnews) – If you could create your dream airport what would it include? According to 10,000 international travelers, the most coveted feature would be a movie theater. In a Skyscanner survey released this week, the most popular airport facility for wiling away tedious layovers and wait times for nearly half (49 percent) of respondents, was […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Paris fashion is ‘royal affair’

Paris fashion is ‘royal affair’

(PARIS-AFP) – The Paris couture shows were on Wednesday a “royal affair” with Elie Saab’s crown jewel-inspired collection while Frank Sorbier’s courtly models looked as if they had stepped out of a Holbein painting. Saab’s shimmering regal gowns came in emerald green, sapphire blue and blood-red like “rubies plucked from a crown”. Frank Sorbier meanwhile […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Johnny Depp swaps pirates for wild west in ‘Lone Ranger’

Johnny Depp swaps pirates for wild west in ‘Lone Ranger’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Johnny Depp and the makers of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise have swapped the high seas for the wild west in “The Lone Ranger,” as they seek to reboot an American pop culture icon. Having earned more than $3.6 billion at the box office with the “Pirates” blockbusters, producer Jerry Bruckheimer […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Saints Row IV’ pledges allegiance to humanity in July 4 trailer

‘Saints Row IV’ pledges allegiance to humanity in July 4 trailer

(Relaxnews) – In keeping with tradition — “Saints Row” tradition — there are outlandish wrestling moves, overpowered weapons, mascot costumes, and a couple of F-words ahoy in the “Saints Row IV” Independence Day trailer. Forget about “Grand Theft Auto V” is the subliminal message; there’s plenty of time for that sort of thing a month […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, Videos ·
Google+ trends: Fourth of July, Doug Engelbart

Google+ trends: Fourth of July, Doug Engelbart

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, July 4, Google+ users are celebrating US Independence Day and paying their respects to Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse. July 4 is a national holiday in the US and is celebrated with fireworks, barbeques and general patriotic events. The origins of the day can be found in the […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Online, Science & Technology ·
4th of July fireworks show at the Rose Bowl

4th of July fireworks show at the Rose Bowl

Set to be the largest and best fireworks display in Southern California, a 30-minute production will light-up the night sky at Americafest: the 87th Annual 4th of July Celebration at the Rose Bowl.  The show will be produced and choreographed by PyroSpectaculars by Souza, the company that produced the fireworks shows at the Centennial Celebration […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: 4th of July, Happenings ·
KC credits Juday for kontrabida turn

KC credits Juday for kontrabida turn

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Actress KC Concepcion is thankful to actress Judy Ann Santos for pushing her in her bida-kontrabida role in ABS-CBN’s hit series “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” with Sam Milby. “Ang best advice na ibinigay niya sa akin ay i-try ko itong bida-kontrabida na ito. Parang siya ‘yung nagbigay sa akin ng extra push […]

03.07.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·