Dubai hotel hands out gold-plated iPads to guests

Dubai hotel hands out gold-plated iPads to guests

(Relaxnews) – Guests staying at the iconic, sail-shaped luxury hotel the Burj Al Arab in Dubai are being given 24-carat gold-plated iPads which will serve as their personal virtual concierge for the duration of their stay. It’s the latest in lavish and — and some might say over-the-top —  hotel perks being launched out of […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Offbeat, Science & Technology ·
Road trips good for relationships: survey

Road trips good for relationships: survey

(Relaxnews) – A survey reveals that taking a road trip can be good for strengthening a couple’s relationship. So claim 90 percent of respondents when asked if taking a road trip with their partner had proved beneficial, with 77 percent of couples saying they actively look forward to time spent driving together. The “Love on […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness ·
Chris Evans to star in screen version of Stephen King nightmare

Chris Evans to star in screen version of Stephen King nightmare

(Relaxnews) – The man who played Captain America is going to replace Justin Long, who was initially tapped for the part, in a film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “The Ten O’Clock People,” reports Deadline.com. Chris Evans is in the running to play a man trying hard to quit smoking. Smoking only on his […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Iza lauds Zanjoe’s performance in ‘Bromance’

Iza lauds Zanjoe’s performance in ‘Bromance’

MANILA, May 18 (Mabuhay) -– Actress Iza Calzado lauded Zanjoe Marudo for pulling off his dual role — one gay, the other straight — in the movie “Bromance.” Calzado said she is amazed that Marudo was able to distinctly convey his two characters. “Maganda ‘yung pelikula. Nakakatawa ang mga scene, ang galing ni Zanjoe mag-play […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Saudi signs accord to protect Filipino maids

Saudi signs accord to protect Filipino maids

MANILA, May 20, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines said Monday it had signed a historic agreement with Saudi Arabia that would protect thousands of Filipina maids from being exploited in the Middle Eastern kingdom. The agreement guarantees Filipina maids benefits like a day off each week while preventing their hiring costs from being deducted from […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Malacanang says Hollywood stars’ recent visit to the Philippines ‘ good press’

Malacanang says Hollywood stars’ recent visit to the Philippines ‘ good press’

MANILA, May 20 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said on Sunday that the recent visits to the Philippines by big-name Hollywood stars meant “good press” for the country that could result into more tourist visits and further spur the country’s economic progress. Hollywood’s A-list celebrities Vin Diesel and Sarah Jessica Parker were in Manila last week to […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Philippine News ·
Cuisia: Manila will Work with US, Other Countries to Ensure Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea

Cuisia: Manila will Work with US, Other Countries to Ensure Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia—The Philippines will continue to work with the United States and other countries to guarantee freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia said. “It is essential that the Philippines works with other countries to guarantee freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, where an estimated $1.3 trillion […]

21.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Football: Spotlight falls on Brazil for Confed Cup

Football: Spotlight falls on Brazil for Confed Cup

(RIO DE JANEIRO-AFP) – The first of three major international sporting events in Brazil begins next month, with football’s Confederations Cup pitting three former world champions, including the hosts, against the current title holders, Spain, and outsiders Mexico, Nigeria, Japan and tiny Tahiti. But the traditional curtain-raiser to the most-watched sporting event on the planet […]

20.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Max Factor launches ’72-hour’ mascara

Max Factor launches ’72-hour’ mascara

(Relaxnews) – Ever wished your mascara could be completely sleepproof? Fans of clean pillows everywhere will be excited to hear that Max Factor has come to the rescue with a new mascara it says works like a long-lasting lash tint. The Lashfinity 3 Day Mascara is completely waterproof, meaning it won’t come off in the shower or […]

20.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Online ·
‘Star Trek’ boldly goes to top of US box office

‘Star Trek’ boldly goes to top of US box office

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Star Trek: Into Darkness” soared at warp speed to the top of the US box office, ousting blockbuster sequel “Iron Man 3,” industry estimates showed Sunday. The latest installment of the cult science fiction phenomenon starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto took in $70.6 million on its debut weekend, according to industry […]

20.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates

Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift dominates

(Relaxnews) – On Sunday, May 19, the annual Billboard Music Awards took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The awards honor creativity and achievement in the music industry. This year’s event saw Taylor Swift pick up eight awards and Rihanna dominate R&B; a list of some of the night’s big winners can be […]

20.05.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Alexander McQueen unveils new website

Alexander McQueen unveils new website

(Relaxnews) – A new website unveiled this week by Alexander McQueen features expanded e-commerce and “a more cohesive vision.” Alexander McQueen and the diffusion label McQ will expand shipping to nearly 100 countries. This means the London-based fashion label will now reach Australia, new countries in Asia, the UAE, Russia, South, Central and North America as […]

17.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
“Be Careful With My Heart” concerts draw thousands in Los Angeles and Kissimmee

“Be Careful With My Heart” concerts draw thousands in Los Angeles and Kissimmee

TFC Presents scores back-to-back event winners with Sir Chief, Maya and the gang in U.S. tour REDWOOD CITY, CA, May 15, 2013 – Social media was crawling with photos and comments the past weekend following the back-to-back concerts of the Philippines’ number one daytime show, “Be Careful With My Heart”, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, […]

17.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Videos ·
Filipino superstar Anne Curtis helps Pechanga Resort & Casino celebrate Philippine Independence Day

Filipino superstar Anne Curtis helps Pechanga Resort & Casino celebrate Philippine Independence Day

TEMECULA, Calif. (May 15, 2013) – A double threat – a movie/TV star and singer in The Philippines, Anne Curtis comes to the Pechanga Resort & Casino to celebrate the 115th Independence Day of the Philippines on June 15th, 2013 at 8:00 PM with the “No Other Concert” tour.  A second show will also take place on […]

17.05.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Health/fitness apps: iDrated, Omvana, Kettlebell Swing Timer

Health/fitness apps: iDrated, Omvana, Kettlebell Swing Timer

(Relaxnews) – Top health and fitness apps in this week’s iTunes charts include two apps for tracking how much water you drink as well as apps for meditation and kettlebell workouts. Here are details on a selection of top ten iTunes paid and free health and fitness apps by country for the week, recorded on […]

17.05.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness ·
Watson sheds Harry Potter image for Coppola Cannes pic

Watson sheds Harry Potter image for Coppola Cannes pic

(CANNES, France-AFP) – “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson abandons magic for pole-dancing and cat burglary in Sofia Coppola’s latest movie, one of two Cannes contenders on Thursday with twists on the girls-gone-wild theme. “The Bling Ring” is based on true events in fame-fixated Los Angeles where a gang of teenagers in 2009 broke into the […]

17.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Scarlett Johansson to direct ‘Summer Crossing’

Scarlett Johansson to direct ‘Summer Crossing’

(Relaxnews) – Scarlett Johansson is finalizing plans to adapt Truman Capote’s long-lost first novel, “Summer Crossing,” the starlet announced at the Film Market during the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Johansson began working on the “Summer Crossing” project in 2011. This will be the 28-year-old actress’s first shot at directing a feature-length film. […]

17.05.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Marvel reveals 3-minute trailer

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Marvel reveals 3-minute trailer

(Relaxnews) – The new superhero series helmed by Joss Whedon (“The Avengers”) will be airing this fall on ABC. To whet the viewing public’s appetite to the max, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” bares a lot in a nearly three-minute teaser trailer. The series will re-immerse us in the Marvel Cinematic Universe of the movie “The […]

17.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Eliminate debt without permanently damaging your credit

Eliminate debt without permanently damaging your credit

Ask yourself this: If you could eliminate your debt without permanently damaging your credit, why wouldn’t you? The stigma related to bankruptcy is not what it was 30 years ago. Just ask the millions of Americans who have taken this step to rebuild their futures. A clean slate is the ultimate tool of empowerment. Bankruptcy […]

16.05.2013 · Filled under: Legal Matters ·
US carrier joins S. Korea drill despite North anger

US carrier joins S. Korea drill despite North anger

SEOUL, May 13, 2013 (AFP) – South Korea and a US strike force led by the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz kicked off Monday a joint naval drill slammed by North Korea as a “wanton” provocation and rehearsal for war. The two-day exercise began with the departure of the 97,000-tonne Nimitz, one of the world’s […]

16.05.2013 · Filled under: Asian News ·