Chef Wolfgang Puck: 19 years of feeding Oscars’ hungry

Chef Wolfgang Puck: 19 years of feeding Oscars’ hungry

(HOLLYWOOD-AFP) – Hollywood’s biggest stars, after weeks of dieting for the Red Carpet, finally get to pick up their cocktail forks again at the glittering banquet that follows Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. And celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has the daunting task of preparing a post-Oscars spread worthy of the wait. Puck will feed the 1,500 […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
Americans frequent victims of ‘seafood fraud’: report

Americans frequent victims of ‘seafood fraud’: report

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Fish sold in the United States is often deliberately mislabeled, making American consumers the unwitting victims of “widespread seafood fraud,” according to a report out Thursday. Fully one-third of 1,215 fish samples collected by researchers proved to be a different variety than what was written on the label, according to Oceana, an advocacy […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
What to expect from the Mobile World Congress

What to expect from the Mobile World Congress

(Relaxnews) – Monday marks the start of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Hosted in Barcelona it has quickly established itself as the key event in the smartphone calendar. Over the course of the four-day event, over 1500 exhibitors, from Nokia and Samsung to LG, HTC and Sony will take it in turns to upstage each […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Science & Technology, Videos, World News ·
Does a good web Q&A platform exist?

Does a good web Q&A platform exist?

(Relaxnews) – Anyone who has been forced to use one knows that most internet and mobile Q&A systems are at best annoying and at worst a waste of time. However, that hasn’t stopped one team of university researchers from creating a number of tests to establish which is the best of a bad bunch. The […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Marc Jacobs releasing Sunshine Editions of women’s fragrances

Marc Jacobs releasing Sunshine Editions of women’s fragrances

(Relaxnews) – Summer is drawing nearer and like many other perfume brands, Marc Jacobs has launched a collection of summer fragrances. From March, three lighter versions of the brand’s fragrances Daisy and Lola will be available as “Sunshine Editions.” According to the brand, these three limited-edition summer versions of the fragrances, inspired by “sun-kissed pleasures,” […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
VW to reveal the world’s first car capable of travelling 100km on less than a liter of fuel

VW to reveal the world’s first car capable of travelling 100km on less than a liter of fuel

(Relaxnews) – Volkswagen has not only announced that its super-efficient XL1 car will be coming to Geneva, the German carmaker has also confirmed that after almost 10 years of developing, testing and prototyping, that it is ready for the market and will be going on sale this year. The brainchild of former CEO Prof. Dr. […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Motoring ·
US wine exports hit record $1.4 bn in 2012

US wine exports hit record $1.4 bn in 2012

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – US wine exports uncorked a record year in 2012, bringing in $1.43 billion in revenues as demand grew in Germany, Sweden, Japan and China, the Wine Institute said Thursday. Wine exports — 90 percent from California — rose by 2.6 percent, the third year in a row of increases, said the San Francisco-based […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, U.S. News ·
Paying for 15 minutes of fame in LA

Paying for 15 minutes of fame in LA

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – In Los Angeles — the land of paparazzi, dazzling dental work and endless glitz — it turns out that you, too, can be hot enough to draw a crowd. For a price, of course. Crowds on Demand is the brainchild of a young entrepreneur who came up with a novel idea for […]

24.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Musty’ 85th Academy Awards rebranded as ‘The Oscars’

‘Musty’ 85th Academy Awards rebranded as ‘The Oscars’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – They are the 85th Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood’s awards season, this coming weekend — except officially they’re not. This year, they’ve been rebranded to “The Oscars.” The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which organizes Tinseltown’s biggest awards, did not confirm the change revealed by show co-producer Neil […]

22.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Why real-life Wills and Graces enjoy deep friendships

Why real-life Wills and Graces enjoy deep friendships

(Relaxnews) – A team of scientists has provided empirical evidence for what many real-life “Will & Grace” pairs have always known: the reasons why straight women and gay men forge particularly deep, lasting friendships. The reason? The absence of “deceptive mating motivations” that may be present among female friends and straight men, say researchers out […]

22.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
John Lloyd: Sarah has matured as an actress

John Lloyd: Sarah has matured as an actress

Actor John Lloyd Cruz feels privileged that he was able witness Sarah Geronimo grow as an actress from the first time that they worked together seven years ago. “Gusto ko lang po i-share sa inyong lahat na ngayon, may napansin akong iba sa approach [ni Sarah] sa acting. I am so proud of all your […]

22.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
International Intellectual Property Alliance cites Philippines’ progress in addressing piracy

International Intellectual Property Alliance cites Philippines’ progress in addressing piracy

The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) lauded the Philippine government’s efforts to address piracy and intellectual property rights abuses in the country in its 2013 Special 301 Review submitted to Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation Stanford McCoy last February 8. The IIPA, a private sector coalition, formed in 1984, of […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
U.S. Congressional delegation discusses veterans’ welfare, West PHL Sea with Secretary del Rosario

U.S. Congressional delegation discusses veterans’ welfare, West PHL Sea with Secretary del Rosario

United States (U.S.) Representative Jeff Miller met today with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. del Rosario together with U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis, Timothy Walz, Michael Michaud, and Josiah Bonner at the Carlos P. Garcia Conference Room of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Pasay City. Representative Miller is the Chairman of the US […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News, Photos ·
One Direction releases ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks),’ scores viral hit

One Direction releases ‘One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks),’ scores viral hit

(Relaxnews) – After winning the “Global Success” award at The Brits on Wednesday night, boyband One Direction released a video for “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks),” scoring a viral hit. The boys released the video, a mash-up of Blondie’s “One Way Or Another” and the Undertones “Teenage Kicks,” as part of this year’s Comic […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Videos ·
Builder of London’s Shard to construct world’s tallest tower in Saudi Arabia

Builder of London’s Shard to construct world’s tallest tower in Saudi Arabia

(Relaxnews) – Mace, the firm behind London’s now famous Shard, will, in a joint venture with construction company EC Harris, build the world’s tallest skyscraper in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Plans for the tower, known as the Kingdom Tower, were announced 18 months ago, but Mace, the builders of the Shard and construction company EC Harris […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life

Zuckerberg, Brin join forces to extend life

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Famed founders of Internet rivals Google and Facebook joined forces on Wednesday to back big-money prizes for research aimed at extending human life. Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg, along with their spouses, joined Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner to award 11 scientists $3 million each to launch the Breakthrough Prize in Life […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
United Airlines extends 787 grounding to May

United Airlines extends 787 grounding to May

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – United Airlines said Thursday it expected to keep its six Boeing 787s out of service until May 12, as the cutting-edge airplane remained grounded worldwide due to battery problems. United, the only US airline with the 787 Dreamliner, just two days ago announced it would keep them on the ground through March 30. […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
’50 Shades of Grey’ movie set for 2014

’50 Shades of Grey’ movie set for 2014

(Relaxnews) – Adam Fogelson, the president of Universal Studios, has told the Hollywood Reporter that the Hollywood adaptation of EL James’s racy trilogy could hit screens in summer 2014. When he was asked about how the adaptation was coming along, Fogelson explained that this important project had to be developed cautiously and made the studio’s […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film ·
CK One Summer fragrance due March 4

CK One Summer fragrance due March 4

(Relaxnews) – For its tenth anniversary, CK One is getting a new bottle and a new formula inspired by the exotic underwater world. This new limited-edition version of the fragrance will be available from March 4. The 2013 version of CK One Summer, developed by Harry Fremont, has notes of citrus, watermelon and crushed leaves […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Christian Bale and Tom Hardy compete to scale ‘Everest’

Christian Bale and Tom Hardy compete to scale ‘Everest’

(Relaxnews) – Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, who both starred in latest Batman installment “The Dark Knight Rises,” may each star in a movie about Mount Everest. According to Deadline.com, Christian Bale is considering signing up for “Everest,” a codename for a project by Universal Pictures and Working Title. The movie will tell of the […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·