Brad Pitt in talks for war film ‘Fury’

Brad Pitt in talks for war film ‘Fury’

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that Brad Pitt is in talks for the lead part in an independent movie from David Ayer (“End of Watch”). Four years after “Inglourious Basterds,” Brad Pitt is interested in returning to the World War II era in “Fury.” The film will focus on the struggle of five crew members […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Unusual hotel stays around the world: Hotels.com

Unusual hotel stays around the world: Hotels.com

(Relaxnews) – A hotel for train enthusiasts, sleeps in a grounded jumbo jet in Sweden, or on a boat floating along the Venetian canal are among some of the accommodations pitched as destinations worth the journey in and of themselves. In its list of unique sleeping experiences Hotels.com singled out properties around the world which […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Brain stimulation may treat cocaine addiction: study

Brain stimulation may treat cocaine addiction: study

(PARIS-AFP) – Studies in rats have shown that stimulating a sleepy brain region in cocaine addicts can diminish craving for the drug, a technique that should also work in humans, scientists said Wednesday. A team in the United States trained rats to “self-administer”cocaine by pressing two levers. After several weeks of training, the rats were […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Chinese travellers are top spenders: UN tourism body

Chinese travellers are top spenders: UN tourism body

(MADRID-AFP) – Chinese travellers are the world’s biggest tourism spenders, splashing out a record $102 billion (78 billion euros) on trips abroad in 2012, the UN World Tourism Organisation said Thursday. The number of Chinese travellers to foreign countries jumped from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012, the Madrid-based body said in […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Aquabike gets an upgrade

Aquabike gets an upgrade

(Relaxnews) – The hot French fitness fad, aqua fitness, gets an upgrade with the unveiling of the Water Rider 5, debuting at next week’s FIBO fitness trade show in Cologne. For anyone unfamiliar, the premise is indoor group cycling classes on stationary bikes in the pool, for intense workouts relying on water resistance while reducing […]

06.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Richard Yap wanted to become a doctor

Richard Yap wanted to become a doctor

Richard Yap, more known as Sir Chief in the daytime hit series “Be Careful With My Heart,” revealed that entering showbiz was never part of his plan when he was younger. Yap disclosed that he actually envisioned himself to be a doctor. Born from a family with a traditional Chinese father, Yap said he had […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
The Hennessey Venom GT is officially the world’s fastest production car

The Hennessey Venom GT is officially the world’s fastest production car

(Relaxnews) – American supercar the Hennessey Venom GT has hit 265.7mph (427.6kph) to beat the Bugatti Veyron’s existing record on a technicality to steal the top speed crown. The technicality in question is engine tuning. A standard production version of the Hennessey Venom GT managed to come close to 270mph along a 2.9 mile stretch […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Motoring, Videos ·
Angelina Jolie launches charity jewelry line

Angelina Jolie launches charity jewelry line

(Relaxnews) – A new high-end line called Style of Jolie will benefit education projects in Afghanistan. Well-known for her role as one of the UN’s High Commission for Refugees’ goodwill ambassadors, Angelina Jolie has recently opened an all-girls primary school just outside of Kabul, the Afghan capital. The school is currently educating between 200 and […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Hillary Clinton to pen ‘ultimate book’ on world

Hillary Clinton to pen ‘ultimate book’ on world

(NEW YORK-AFP) – Hillary Clinton, whose every move is being scrutinized for signs that she might make a 2016 presidential run, announced Thursday she’s penning a book outlining her views on the United States’ role in the world. The ex-secretary of state’s first book since leaving office will be published by Simon & Schuster in […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Books ·
Trailer: DiCaprio in ‘The Great Gatsby’

Trailer: DiCaprio in ‘The Great Gatsby’

A little bit more has been revealed about “The Great Gatsby” in this last trailer. The movie will premiere at the opening of the 66th Cannes Festival in May. The trailer is a good reminder of the ”Moulin Rouge!” and “Romeo + Juliet” director’s taste for visual splendor. The music is also highlighted in the trailer through many excerpts […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Chinese search engine developing Google Glass competitor

Chinese search engine developing Google Glass competitor

(Relaxnews) – It appears that Google won’t have to face the hurdle of getting its much-hyped Google Glass headsets accepted for use in China as the country’s largest search engine, Baidu, has revealed it has its own wearable gadget in development. Called the Baidu Eye, it boasts a number of features that will sound similar […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Beauty & Style, Online, Science & Technology ·
Tim Burton to direct Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz

Tim Burton to direct Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz will play the lead parts in “Big Eyes,” a drama about the life of painter Margaret Keane. Almost twenty years after “Ed Wood” (1994), “Big Eyes” will herald Tim Burton’s return to the biopic. He will again be working with screenwriters Scott Alexander and […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
A good reason to skip your pre-workout stretch

A good reason to skip your pre-workout stretch

(Relaxnews) – Is the pre-workout stretch becoming a thing of the past? Two new studies give us good reason to skip it. A new study published this month in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research finds that if you stretch before you lift weights, you may feel weaker and less stable during your workout, reports The New […]

04.04.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Videos ·
HARANA PARTICIPATES AT THE PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT SPRING SHOWCASE

HARANA PARTICIPATES AT THE PACIFIC ARTS MOVEMENT SPRING SHOWCASE

After its critical success at the Busan International Film festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival (Audience Award winner), and the Dubai International Film festival, highly acclaimed Filipino documentary HARANA will participate at the forthcoming Pacific Arts Movement Spring Showcase, formerly called the San Diego Asian Film Festival from 18 to 25 April 2013.  Screening dates […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH BOARD OF SUPERVISORS  OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY

CONSUL GENERAL DE LA VEGA MEETS WITH BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF RIVERSIDE COUNTY

Los Angeles, 01 April 2013 – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, led by Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega conducted a three-day consular outreach program at the West Oaks Plaza in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. on 22-24 March 2013. The consular outreach program was undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine American Chamber […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Sports & Recreation ·
Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire

Book talk by Lucy Burns UCLA Department of Asian American Studies   Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 314 Royce Hall UCLA Campus Asian American Studies Faculty Lucy Burns speaks about her newly published book Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire (NYU Press, 2012).  She will be joined by writers R. Zamora Linmark, Irene Suico Soriano, […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Books ·
TFC, COMELEC and DFA-OAVS partner to promote overseas voting for  2013 Philippine elections

TFC, COMELEC and DFA-OAVS partner to promote overseas voting for 2013 Philippine elections

Kim, Robi, Maan, Atom and Ted are the faces of a new global campaign calling for overseas Filipinos to vote from April 13-May 13 March 25, 2013 (QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES) - After a record-breaking turnout of Filipinos during the registration period in 2012 as a result of a multi-platform campaign mounted by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Philippine News, Promotions, Videos ·
US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

US Reiterates Commitment to Address Grounding of USS Guardian, Full Cooperation on Independent Probe by PH

WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 April 2013) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario and US Secretary of State John F. Kerry speak before media before their meeting at the State Department.  In his statement before media, Secretary Del Rosario expressed how much the Philippines values Secretary Kerry’s extensive experience in foreign relations, his understanding of […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Local News, Photos ·
Cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” ready to charm fans in Los Angeles and Kissimmee concerts this May

Cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” ready to charm fans in Los Angeles and Kissimmee concerts this May

TFC Presents Sir Chief, Maya and family with top concert artists Yeng and Jovit for a Mother’s Day family entertainment treat REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 2, 2013 – Well-respected Filipino TV and film critic Nestor Torre’s first impression of a relatively low-key ABS-CBN daytime teleserye with no superstars was portentous of great things to come. He […]

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Happenings ·
Invite to Araw ng Kagitingan

Invite to Araw ng Kagitingan

03.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Happenings ·