‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ will heat up cinemas in August 2014

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ will heat up cinemas in August 2014

(Relaxnews) – The movie adaptation of the erotic novel is due on August 1, 2014 in the US, reports Focus Features and Universal Pictures International. Sam Taylor-Johnson (“Nowhere Boy”) will be directing the first chapter of the passionate relationship between Anastasia Steele, sweet and innocent college graduate, and Christian Grey, billionaire and fan of S&M. […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Southern California Edison Partners with Customers to Conserve Energy

Southern California Edison Partners with Customers to Conserve Energy

ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 17, 2013 — As Southern Californians prepare for summer, Southern California Edison (SCE) is asking customers to be especially conservation-minded to help keep the electric grid stable and reliable during hot weather when energy use spikes, particularly without the power generated from the San Onofre nuclear plant. Last summer, SCE customers saved 300 […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Services ·
GRAND PARK TO HOST WEST COAST’S FLAGSHIP NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION

GRAND PARK TO HOST WEST COAST’S FLAGSHIP NATIONAL DANCE DAY CELEBRATION

– Thousands Expected to Dance at the Park with Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo as well as in the Park’s Fountain – LOS ANGELES (June  25, 2013) – Grand Park is inviting dance and fitness lovers of all ages to join in what is expected to be the largest dance celebration […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings, Videos ·
Elizabeth Banks to wed Brian Wilson on big screen

Elizabeth Banks to wed Brian Wilson on big screen

(Relaxnews) – The American actress has landed the female lead in “Love & Mercy,” a biopic about the Beach Boys’ troubled leader Brian Wilson, reports The Hollywood Reporter. After directing and starring in a segment of the black comedy anthology “Movie 43,” Elizabeth Banks is going to play Brian Wilson’s second wife in this independent […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Keira Knightley to star in ‘The Other Typist’

Keira Knightley to star in ‘The Other Typist’

(Relaxnews) – British actress Keira Knightley will star in and produce a thriller taking place in 1920s New York, says The Hollywood Reporter. Based on the novel by Suzanne Rindell, “The Other Typist” will tell the story of a typist for the New York police who specializes in taking depositions from victims and criminals. Her […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Cameron Diaz will play mean Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’ remake

Cameron Diaz will play mean Miss Hannigan in ‘Annie’ remake

(Relaxnews) – Despite previous reports that Sandra Bullock would take the role, Cameron Diaz is now set to play Miss Hannigan in the updated version of the musical “Annie,” reports Deadline.com Quvenzhané Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) will play the main character, who becomes the protégée of a billionaire played by Jamie Foxx, while […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US museum puts on major photo show

US museum puts on major photo show

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Smithsonian American Art Museum marks the 30th anniversary of its photography collection Friday with a major exhibition of 113 works that reflect how the medium has evolved. “A Democracy of Images” includes pictures by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, William Eggleston, Robert Frank, Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Edward Weston and Gerry […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Destinations, Hollywood Stars ·
US fashion photographer Bert Stern dead at 83

US fashion photographer Bert Stern dead at 83

(NEW YORK-AFP) – US fashion photographer Bert Stern, famous for his photos of Marilyn Monroe taken six weeks before her death, has died in New York, his partner told AFP on Thursday. He was 83. “Bert Stern passed yesterday, Wednesday,” Shannah Laumeister said in a brief email. During a career of more than 50 years, […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Cycling: The Tour de France jerseys

Cycling: The Tour de France jerseys

(PARIS-AFP) – A list of the Tour de France jerseys and how they are won in the race, to be held June 29-July 21: Yellow jersey (general classification) Regarded as the symbol of the world’s biggest bike race, the yellow jersey, or ‘maillot jaune’ is also the most prestigious. At the end of the race […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Ability to throw was key evolutionary step: study

Ability to throw was key evolutionary step: study

(PARIS-AFP) – The shoulder may have been one of mankind’s greatest evolutionary successes, allowing us to kill prey by hurling spears or rocks, a study said on Wednesday. Focusing on a relatively underappreciated part of the anatomy, scientists said the shoulder was the key part of a throwing mechanism that evolved about two million years […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Japan OKs world’s first iPS stemcell clinical trial

Japan OKs world’s first iPS stemcell clinical trial

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan has given the green light to the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells harvested from a patient’s own body, officials said Thursday, testing a treatment that may offer hope to millions of people robbed of their sight. A government committee approved proposals for tests aimed at treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD), […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Health & Fitness ·
Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

Artist Jeff Koons creates limited-edition gift set for Dom Pérignon

(Relaxnews) – Dom Pérignon has struck a collaboration with contemporary American artist Jeff Koons to help the champagne house launch its Rosé Vintage 2003. Adapted from his existing life-sized version of “The Balloon Venus,” Koons created smaller replicas of the metallic magenta art pieces to house bottles of the pink bubbly and designed the labels. […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Art, Food & Dining ·
Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

Get your Brit on with quintessential Wimbledon recipes

(Relaxnews) – With Wimbledon in full swing, here are a few recipe ideas for tennis fans looking for the full British epicurean experience. The beauty of these quintessentially Wimbledon foods? There’s no cooking required, just assembly. Strawberries and cream: For this dish, seek out farm-fresh, organic berries to get the best results, and splash on […]

28.06.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Sports & Recreation ·
HiFiNC announces the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival and 5K Run

HiFiNC announces the 11th Annual Historic Filipinotown Festival and 5K Run

On August 4, 2013, Historic Filipinotown will be celebrating the 11th year of its proclamation by the Los Angeles City Council with a 5K Run and a festival at the Silverlake Medical Center grounds located at 1711 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California. The festival will be brimming with plenty of life and fun with live music, authentic food […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Lifestyle Network celebrates launch party Hollywood-style

Lifestyle Network celebrates launch party Hollywood-style

Star-studded event and show greet new Filipino destination channel in the U.S. for programs on self, home, food and travel REDWOOD CITY, CA, June 26, 2013 – The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles – host to Hollywood’s elite in the 1920’s – became alive anew last weekend, turning into a dazzling modern tableau of […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Nation’s Braille Whiz Kids Compete in Unique Academic Competition

Nation’s Braille Whiz Kids Compete in Unique Academic Competition

(LOS ANGELES)– On Saturday, June 22, the top blind students from across the United States and Canada met in Los Angeles to put their knowledge of the braille code to the test in the only national academic competition for blind students in the country—The National Braille Challenge®. Sponsored by Braille Institute of America®, the competition serves to […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Nike unveils gay pride sneaker

Nike unveils gay pride sneaker

(Relaxnews) – Nike has unveiled its latest line of rainbow-colored sneakers under its #BeTrue Free Run 5.0 line as a nod to gay pride and the LGBT community. Profits of the collection’s sales will go to the LGBT Sports Coalition, which has set the goal to end the practice of anti-LGBT discrimination in sport by 2016. Available only in […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Lifestyle, Sports & Recreation ·
Solenn Heussaff puts on new hat as composer

Solenn Heussaff puts on new hat as composer

Solenn Heussaff is adding “composer” to her long list of credentials as one of local showbiz’s most visible personalities. For her sophomore record set to be released in July under MCA Music, the 27-year-old model-singer said she composed songs for the first time. Heussaff said the first song she composed talks about “overconfident men,” while […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Music ·
Philippines first in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

Philippines first in Asia to destroy ivory tusks

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Philippines began destroying five tonnes of elephant tusks on Friday in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as one of the world’s worst hotspots for illegal African ivory trading. The backhoe of a bulldozer began crushing hundreds of tusks in a wildlife bureau carpark, as the nation became the […]

27.06.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·