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 ·
Jennylyn: Not yet time to settle down

Jennylyn: Not yet time to settle down

Actress Jennylyn Mercado thinks now is not yet the time to tie the knot. This comes after her boyfriend Luis Manzano admitted on national TV that he wouldn’t mind settling down soon. Mercado said she has to take care of her son first before considering marriage. “So Luis naman, wala naman akong masasabi talaga. Pero […]

16.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro)

2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy today announced the second batch of ten exceptional young Filipino-Americans in the United States and Guam who have been selected for the 2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPro). Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., who initiated the program last year, said the following individuals will take part in the program that […]

16.05.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Final candidates vie for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’

Final candidates vie for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’

(Relaxnews) – Finalists for Tourism Australia’s ‘Best Jobs in the World’ contest have been announced, with candidates from the US leading the charge, followed by England and France. In all, 18 candidates from 12 countries have been shortlisted from a pool that started with 330,000 applicants from 196 countries, in one of the most successful […]

16.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Christy Turlington returns to Calvin Klein

Christy Turlington returns to Calvin Klein

(Relaxnews) – One of the original 1990s supermodels, Christy Turlington Burns will appear as the latest face of Calvin Klein underwear this fall. One of the original supermodels, of whom fellow 90s fashion star Linda Evangelista famously said: “”We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day,” Christy Turlington Burns is perhaps one of the most […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Bea excited to see Zanjoe in new gay role

Bea excited to see Zanjoe in new gay role

After playing a gay role in the Star Cinema anniversary offering “24/7 in Love” last year, Zanjoe Marudo admitted he never expected to play another gay role. Marudo is the lead star of the upcoming Star Cinema movie “Bromance: My Brother’s Romance” where he has a dual role – one, a straight “macho” man, and […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film ·
Treat or turkey? Cannes braces for “Great Gatsby”

Treat or turkey? Cannes braces for “Great Gatsby”

(CANNES, France-AFP) – Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” was to open the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, with critics divided on whether it amounts to an inspired take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic or a cinematic flop. A host of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan and Matt Damon are expected […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Paris police boost efforts to protect tourists

Paris police boost efforts to protect tourists

(PARIS-AFP) – Paris police said Wednesday they would deploy more officers to protect tourists against pickpockets and launch an awareness campaign to fight fake charity organisations targeting visitors. The efforts come in the wake of several incidents that have tarnished the image of Paris — the world’s most visited city — including the brief closing […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Restaurant meals pack calorie punch: studies

Restaurant meals pack calorie punch: studies

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A single meal at a North American restaurant may contain more than half the calories the average person needs for the whole day, according to research published Monday in a leading US medical journal. Researchers from the University of Toronto sampled hundreds of meals at 19 chain sit-down restaurants and found that average […]

15.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining ·
Gatsby star treads in Fitzgerald’s footsteps

Gatsby star treads in Fitzgerald’s footsteps

(CANNES, France-AFP) – When Leonardo DiCaprio, the star of the latest big screen adaptation of “The Great Gatsby”, arrives at the Cannes Film Festival this week, he will be following in the footsteps of author F.Scott Fitzgerald. The Jazz Age writer spent a number of years in France including a spell on the Cote d’Azur […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
United to resume Dreamliner flights May 20

United to resume Dreamliner flights May 20

(NEW YORK-AFP) – United Airlines said Monday that it would resume Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights this month after the troubled aircraft was modified to fix battery problems that led to a months-long grounding. United, the only US airline flying the Boeing 787, said it would restart domestic Dreamliner flights beginning May 20 on routes from […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Sarah G. assures she won’t be linked to Bamboo

Sarah G. assures she won’t be linked to Bamboo

MANILA, May 11 (Mabuhay) — They may have vocal chemistry when performing but singer-actress Sarah Geronimo shrugged off suggestions of romance with her fellow “The Voice of the Philippines” coach Francisco “Bamboo” Manalac. Geronimo said: “Hindi [ako worried ma-link sa kanya]. Bakit naman? Wala naman dapat ika-link. Diyos ko, may asawa po ‘yung tao. Huwag […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Robert Downey Jr. to help out the ‘Chef’ in a culinary comedy

Robert Downey Jr. to help out the ‘Chef’ in a culinary comedy

(Relaxnews) – “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. has landed a supporting role in an indie film by Jon Favreau, who directed the first two episodes of the superhero saga, reports Variety magazine. The comedy project is about a cook who gets fired and bounces back by opening up his own food truck. In addition to […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Japan firms to build Mongolian international airport

Japan firms to build Mongolian international airport

(TOKYO-AFP) – Two Japanese companies said Monday they will build Mongolia’s second international airport as Tokyo steps up business ties with the mineral-rich country. Trading house Mitsubishi Corp and engineering firm Chiyoda Corp said in a statement that they had been awarded the construction contract worth 50 billion yen ($493 million) by the Civil Aviation […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy

Angelina Jolie: I had double mastectomy

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce her risk of contracting breast cancer. Jolie said she was speaking out to encourage other women with a family history of cancer — her mother died of it age 56 — to seek out information from doctors and […]

14.05.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·