Kidman, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes festival jury

Kidman, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes festival jury

(PARIS-AFP) – Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman and director Ang Lee will join Steven Spielberg next month on the Cannes film festival jury, organisers said on Wednesday. Australian Kidman won the best actress Academy Award for her portrayal of author Virginia Woolf in “The Hours” while Taiwan-born Lee was named best director earlier this year for […]

24.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf in the running for ‘Spy’s Kid’

Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf in the running for ‘Spy’s Kid’

(Relaxnews) – According to the Hollywood Reporter, Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf have started talks with Paramount to play a father and son in spy circles. “Spy’s Kid” is based on the true story of a spy who hires his son to carry on his work. Paramount stumbled on this story in a series […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
White House: Boston attacks must not halt immigration reform

White House: Boston attacks must not halt immigration reform

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 (AFP) – The White House warned Monday that attacks on the Boston marathon should not derail momentum towards immigration reform, President Barack Obama’s best shot at a big second-term legacy achievement. The fact that the two suspected perpetrators of the bombings were of Chechen origin and were living legally in the […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
NEDA: Gains in agro-based products growth seen in PHL exports

NEDA: Gains in agro-based products growth seen in PHL exports

The growth of agro-based exports may be sustained with the opening up of new markets for sugar and bananas, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). “In addition to South Korea and India, Indonesia and the Middle East, were also identified as potential market for sugar,” said NEDA officer-in-charge (OIC) and Deputy Director-General […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PH Hemodialysis Center Recognized among World’s Best PPP Projects

PH Hemodialysis Center Recognized among World’s Best PPP Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—An initiative of the National Kidney and Transplant Center (NKTI) that made renal care accessible and affordable to ordinary Filipinos has been recognized as one of the best public-private partnerships (PPP) not only in Asia but also in the rest of the world, the Philippine Embassy announced today. In a statement, the Embassy congratulated […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Embassy Moves to Help Pinoys Keep Jobs in the Bahamas

Embassy Moves to Help Pinoys Keep Jobs in the Bahamas

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippine Embassy has asked authorities in the Bahamas to let Filipinos there keep their jobs for the time being in view of a new labor policy that seeks to reduce the ranks of the unemployed by transferring jobs being held by foreigners to locals. In a statement, the Embassy said it had conveyed […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
“It Takes A Man and a Woman” now RP’s 2nd highest grossing film of all time

“It Takes A Man and a Woman” now RP’s 2nd highest grossing film of all time

TFC@theMovies begins extended run of the hit film in U.S. theatres starting today After earning P345 million in less than three weeks in cinemas in the Philippines, the Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz-starrer It Takes a Man and a Woman is now officially the second highest-grossing Filipino film of all time and the biggest earning non-Metro […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Film, Happenings ·
Gov’t to experiment bus-rapid-transit system in Metro Manila

Gov’t to experiment bus-rapid-transit system in Metro Manila

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Apr 20 (Mabuhay) – The government is planning for an experimental phase of the bus-rapid-transit (BRT) in Metro Manila to fine tune the system before it is implemented in Cebu City, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday. But the President clarified during an interview with the media at the groundbreaking […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Garcetti gets major endorsement from Fil-Am progressive groups

Garcetti gets major endorsement from Fil-Am progressive groups

Los Angeles—Mayoral Candidate  Eric Garcetti has won the endorsements of KAYA – Filipinos Americans for Progress, Los Angeles Chapter, and the Pilipino American Los Angeles Democrats (PALAD) that can translate to more than 29,000 Filipino-American votes in the city of Los Angeles They both cited his record supporting the Filipino American community in Los Angeles. […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News ·
Boston bomb suspect charged, faces death penalty

Boston bomb suspect charged, faces death penalty

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 (AFP) – Teenage Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and could face the death penalty if convicted, the US Department of Justice said. Tsarnaev, 19, also has been charged with one count of malicious destruction of property by means of deadly […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Glee’ is renewed for two more seasons

‘Glee’ is renewed for two more seasons

(Relaxnews) – Fox’s musical drama “Glee” will be on air until spring 2015, having been renewed for a fifth and sixth season that will air in fall 2013 and 2014. In spite of constantly diminishing viewing figures, Fox is still banking on “Glee.” Every week, the show created by Ryan Murphy attracts 8.7 million viewers […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
France losing its luster among Brits at Spain’s benefit

France losing its luster among Brits at Spain’s benefit

(Relaxnews) – France is slowly but steadily falling out of British tourists’ favor with visits to the country of eclairs and glittering steel towers declining for the fifth consecutive year. According to the latest figures out of the UK’s Office for National Statistics, the country that has traditionally been one of the UK’s favorite travel […]

23.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Twitter index: Earth Day, vote Justin Bieber

Twitter index: Earth Day, vote Justin Bieber

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, April 22, Twitter users are celebrating Earth Day and encouraging one another to vote for Justin Bieber in the Billboard Milestone Award. April 22 marks the annual environmental celebration that is Earth Day. The event began in the United States back in 1970 and is celebrated in 192 countries across the […]

22.04.2013 · Filled under: Environment, International Stars ·
‘Oblivion’ obliterates box office rivals

‘Oblivion’ obliterates box office rivals

( LOS ANGELES-AFP) – “Oblivion,” a post-apocalyptic action flick starring Tom Cruise, obliterated the competition in its debut this weekend, taking in about $38. 2 million, industry estimates showed Sunday. The film earned more than a third of this weekend’s box office revenue — about 37.41 percent of ticket sales, according to box office tracker […]

22.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
London Marathon to raise $100,000 for Boston victims

London Marathon to raise $100,000 for Boston victims

(LONDON-AFP) – London Marathon organisers announced on Thursday that they will donate £2 ($3, 2.30 euros) for every finisher in Sunday’s race to a fund for victims of the bomb attacks in Boston. The One Fund Boston was set up to help people affected by the twin bombings that killed three people and injured over […]

20.04.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Kelly Osbourne on keeping the weight off

Kelly Osbourne on keeping the weight off

(Relaxnews) – After years of battling her weight, reality TV star Kelly Osbourne recently shared her tips on how she shed more than 30 kilos and keeps it off. Best part: her advice is something just about anyone could do. “I get in a solid half-hour of cardio daily, usually intervals on the treadmill, and […]

20.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Keanu Reeves joins ‘Passengers’

Keanu Reeves joins ‘Passengers’

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that Keanu Reeves will play the lead in “Passengers,” the first foray into cinema for TV director Brian Kirk (“Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire”). “Passengers” will be set in a spaceship carrying thousands of people in a cryogenic sleep on its way to a faraway planet. Because of a technical problem, […]

20.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
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 | […]

20.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Happenings ·
UCLA Filipino film showing: “GRACELAND”

UCLA Filipino film showing: “GRACELAND”

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:30 PM James Bridges Theater, 1409 Melnitz Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA 90095 Free and open to the public. RATED R (violence, nudity); Philippines 2012 | 84 min | Tagalog & English language (English subtitles) Director: Ron Morales, Writer: Ron Morales,  Stars: Arnold Reyes, Menggie Cobarrubias, Dido De La Paz Film […]

20.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Happenings, Videos ·
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 […]

20.04.2013 · Filled under: Happenings ·