Natalie Portman to be Fassbender’s Lady Macbeth

Natalie Portman to be Fassbender’s Lady Macbeth

(Relaxnews) – Natalie Portman is set to join Michael Fassbender in the new movie adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous play “Macbeth,” Film4 has announced. They will portray the Macbeth couple, who plotted and murdered in order to ascend the throne of Scotland in the 11th century and eventually met their tragic demise after years of […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ takes dive in US charts

Psy’s ‘Gentleman’ takes dive in US charts

(SEOUL-AFP) – Psy’s new single “Gentleman” has plunged in the US hit parade as the South Korean rapper struggles to repeat the success of his global chart-topper “Gangnam Style”. “Gentleman” dropped to 26th place in the Billboard Hot 100, updated on Wednesday, from fifth last week and 12th on its debut a fortnight ago. Sales […]

02.05.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music ·
Tom Hanks, ‘Kinky’ musical up for Tonys

Tom Hanks, ‘Kinky’ musical up for Tonys

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Tom Hanks was the big name on the nominations list Tuesday for this year’s Tony Awards, but the musicals “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” were vying for the heaviest haul of gongs. Hanks, better known for his work in Hollywood, shone in “Lucky Guy,” a Nora Ephron play about the ups and downs […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Mediterranean diet helps beat dementia: study

Mediterranean diet helps beat dementia: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – A Mediterranean-style diet packed with fish, chicken and olive oil and low on fatty dairy products and meat may lower the risk of memory problems later in life, a large US study said on Monday. But the beneficial effects of eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids do not extend to people […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Japan’s Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp: officials

Japan’s Mt Fuji to get World Heritage stamp: officials

(TOKYO-AFP) – Japan’s Mount Fuji will likely be added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites next month after an influential advisory panel to the UN cultural body made a recommendation, officials said Wednesday. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a consultative body to UNESCO, told the Japanese government that the almost […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
This Time Foundation and the Apl.de.ap Foundation Int’l announce the prestigious “Time For Hope” Gala

This Time Foundation and the Apl.de.ap Foundation Int’l announce the prestigious “Time For Hope” Gala

The ‘This Time Foundation’ and the ‘Apl.de.ap Foundation International’s’ “Time For Hope” fundraiser gala will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The star studded and music filled gala promises to be a night to remember for all honorees, attendees and prestigious sponsors in […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Get free tickets to see Anne Curtis: No Other Concert at the Pechanga Theater

Get free tickets to see Anne Curtis: No Other Concert at the Pechanga Theater

Pechanga Resort & Casino Philippine Independence Day Raffle Competition On June 15th, Anne Curtis, one of the Philippines’ most well known, multifaceted entertainers will be performing live at the Pechanga Theater. The event is part of Anne Curtis’ 2013 world tour titled, “No Other Concert.” Weekend Balita, in conjunction with Pechanga Resort & Casino will be […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Contests, Happenings ·
Hyères fashion festival winners announced

Hyères fashion festival winners announced

(Relaxnews) – The international fashion and photography festival held annually in the South of France is one of the fashion calendar’s biggest predictors of future talent. Judged this year by a panel including Lacoste creative director Felipe Oliveria Baptista, Imran Amed (the creator and editor of website The Business of Fashion) and Harvey Nichols fashion […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
The winners — and losers — of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

The winners — and losers — of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants

(Relaxnews) – When Heston Blumenthal’s restaurant The Fat Duck was called the 33rd best restaurant in the world, the British celebrity chef sat with a polite smile, nodding to cameras zoomed in on his facial expression. It was a diplomatic reaction to bad news: his flagship restaurant in Bray, which had once upon a time […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Top spenders and top destinations in the world: report

Top spenders and top destinations in the world: report

(Relaxnews) – In what may come as little surprise, Saudi Arabians have emerged as the highest rollers when it comes to global travel, spending an average of about $6,670 USD per trip, followed by Australian and Chinese globetrotters. That’s according to a recently released report from Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study 2013, described as a […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Team PNoy on polls: All over but the shouting

Team PNoy on polls: All over but the shouting

MANILA, Apr 30 (Mabuhay) — “It could be all over but the shouting.” This is how a spokesman for the administration Team PNoy described the May senatorial election after 9 Team PNoy bets dominated the latest pre-election survey from Pulse Asia. The April 20-22 survey showed 9 Team PNoy bets making it to the Senate […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Anne Curtis not ready to tie the knot with Erwann Heussaff

Anne Curtis not ready to tie the knot with Erwann Heussaff

TELEVISION host Anne Curtis said that she’s not ready yet to settle down anytime soon. The “It’s Showtime” host said she plans to study an Early Education course, as she dreams to become a preschool teacher, before jumping into marriage. “I always have a heart for children. I don’t know if it’s because of ‘Showtime’ […]

01.05.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
The Temptation of Arjuna: A Tale of Spiritual Triumph (Indonesia)

The Temptation of Arjuna: A Tale of Spiritual Triumph (Indonesia)

Exhibitions Through November 10, 2013 Ahmanson Building, Level 4 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 No extra cost with general paid museum admission. Web announcement: www.lacma.org/art/installation/temptation-arjuna-tale-spiritual-triumph This exhibition showcases the recent acquisition of a rare Balinese painting from the estate of renowned Indian art historian Ananda Coomaraswamy. This […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2013

May 2-12, 2013 Various times and venues Ticket prices vary.  Student and senior discounts available. Website: asianfilmfestla.org/2013/ There are numerous short films from/about many Southeast Asian countries.  The following are the SEA feature films in the program: A RIVER CHANGES COURSE May 04 – 12:15 PM  Directors Guild of America 2 Cambodia, United States 2012 | 83 […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: News ·
Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific (Philippines)

Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific (Philippines)

Saturday, April 27, 2013 Troubled Ocean: Filmmakers Imagine the Pacific (Philippines) 12:00 – 9:00 PM Norris Cinema Theatre, Frank Sinatra Hall University Park Campus University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089 Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Questions and RSVPs can be sent to Viet Nguyen at vnguyen@usc.edu. In a one-day festival, screenings and […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·
Cambodia Town Culture Festival

Cambodia Town Culture Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MacArthur Park 1321 E. Anaheim Street Long Beach, CA 90813 Free and open to the public. For general information: Susan Needham, sneedham@csudh.edu or Pasin Chanou, Cambodia Town, Inc.,cambodiatown@yahoo.com Cambodia Town Culture Festival is a lively celebration of Long Beach’s Cambodian community, the largest concentration of Cambodians outside Southeast […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Happenings ·
Thai Cooking Classes in Pasadena

Thai Cooking Classes in Pasadena

April 26 – May 4, 2013 The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles would like to invite you to enroll in a 4-hr Thai Cooking Class, which will be held at Le Cordon Bleu, Pasadena on various dates between April 26-May 4, 2013, for the special price of 150 USD. This year, Royal Thai Consulate […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Happenings ·
ABS-CBN expands distribution in Middle East with OSN carriage

ABS-CBN expands distribution in Middle East with OSN carriage

Largest Filipino media network’s popular channels – TFC, Bro, Cinema One Global & ANC – available on OSN starting May 1 REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 24, 2013 – ABS-CBN Corporation, a publicly listed Philippine firm and the country’s largest Filipino multimedia network, announced today that its subsidiary, ABS-CBN Middle East, has partnered with OSN, the leading […]

30.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
List of films in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

List of films in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

(PARIS-AFP) – Here is a list of the feature films selected for the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar to the main competition at next month’s Cannes Film Festival. The May 16-26 competition is organised by France’s Film Directors’ Guild with films competing for its Camera d’Or prize. English titles are given where cited by festival organisers. DIRECTORS’ […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, International Stars ·
Chinese tourists sail to disputed islands: report

Chinese tourists sail to disputed islands: report

(BEIJING-AFP) – The first Chinese tour ship to visit disputed South China Sea islands set sail on Sunday, state media reported, a move likely to stoke a long-running territorial row between Beijing and its neighbours. Plans to allow tourists to visit the Paracel Islands is the latest stage in China’s development of the territory, which […]

29.04.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·