Thierry Mugler drops Oscar Pistorius as brand ambassador

Thierry Mugler drops Oscar Pistorius as brand ambassador

(Relaxnews) – Thierry Mugler Parfums announced on Tuesday, February 19 that it is withdrawing all its products featuring South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who has been accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The sprinter was the brand ambassador for Thierry Mugler Parfums and modeled for the A*Men Pure Shot sports-inspired ad campaign. The brand […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
Natalie Portman sees pink for Dior

Natalie Portman sees pink for Dior

(Relaxnews) – The French fashion house has pulled out all the stops to launch its new Miss Dior campaign starring Natalie Portman. Every day, sequences that last a few dozen seconds are revealed. Two new teasers have been released in which the American actress can be seen passionately kissing a handsome stranger. Fresh, dazzling and […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Samsung launches new premium ‘smart’ TVs

Samsung launches new premium ‘smart’ TVs

(SEOUL-AFP) – South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Tuesday launched a range of giant Internet-enabled televisions as part of a strategy to cement its lead in slowing global markets by focusing on premium models. The 16 new “smart TV” models, which come in sizes ranging from 46 to 75 inches, allow users to navigate the Internet, offer […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Asian News, Science & Technology ·
Ogie, Regine plan to have a baby this year

Ogie, Regine plan to have a baby this year

MANILA, Feb 16 (Mabuhay) — Singer-comedian Ogie Alcasid admitted that he and wife Regine Velasquez are planning to have another baby this year. “We are trying to work on a baby this year. Mas magiging mahirap kung papatagalin pa namin because of our age,” Alcasid said. Velasquez gave birth to her first baby, Nathaniel or […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars ·
Childhood TV addicts more likely to commit crime: study

Childhood TV addicts more likely to commit crime: study

(WELLINGTON-AFP) – Children who watch excessive amounts of television are more likely to have criminal convictions and show aggressive personality traits as adults, a New Zealand study has found. The University of Otago study tracked the viewing habits of about 1,000 children born in the early 1970s from when they were aged five to 15, […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
National Book Store pulls out Chinese-made globes

National Book Store pulls out Chinese-made globes

MANILA, Feb 14, 2013 (AFP) – The Philippines’ largest bookstore chain has withdrawn Chinese-made globes showing Beijing’s claims to most of the South China Sea from its shelves, a government spokesman said Thursday. The globes were sold by the National Bookstore up until Wednesday, foreign office spokesman Raul Hernandez said in a statement. “The National […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Aquino assures establishment of more heart centers

Aquino assures establishment of more heart centers

MANILA, Feb 16 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III assured that more heart centers will be established in various provinces in the country in fulfillment of his administration’s goal of securing the people’s health and welfare. In his speech during the 38th anniversary of the Philippine Heart Center (PHC) on East Avenue, Quezon City […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Natalie Portman is back as Miss Dior

Natalie Portman is back as Miss Dior

(Relaxnews) – On Monday, February 18, Dior unveiled the first two teasers of its new Miss Dior fragrance campaign with Natalie Portman. The French luxury brand chose American director Sofia Coppola to direct the film for the ad campaign called “La Vie en Rose.” The first teaser, called “La fontaine” (“The fountain”), shows Natalie Portman […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will reunite for a crime drama

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will reunite for a crime drama

(Relaxnews) – Deadline.com has revealed that David O. Russell will reunite the two stars of his film “Silver Linings Playbook” in his next project. Twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Lawrence will join Amy Adams in this as-yet-untitled suspense movie. The actress, who is in the running for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Actress, will also be acting […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Curling: Sochi hosts wheelchair curling world championships

Curling: Sochi hosts wheelchair curling world championships

(MOSCOW-AFP) – Sochi’s credentials as host city of the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games were tested on Saturday with the staging of the wheelchair curling world championships. “This event is the first tournament to be held in the new ‘Ice Cube’ curling center, specially built for the Olympic and Paralympic Games which will be held […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
WHO urges vigilance over SARS-like virus

WHO urges vigilance over SARS-like virus

(GENEVA-AFP) – The World Health Organisation on Saturday urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal SARS-like virus after a new case in Britain brought the global number to 12. “Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for severe acute respiratory […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, World News ·
Go easy on the calcium, researchers advise

Go easy on the calcium, researchers advise

(Relaxnews) – Women who consume high amounts of calcium, including supplements, run twice the risk of suffering from a cardiovascular-related death compared to those who don’t, suggest the results of a new Swedish study. It’s not just cardiovascular disease-related deaths either. The study out of Uppsala University and published in the British Medical Journal last week also […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
TV5 programs receive recognition for changing people’s lives

TV5 programs receive recognition for changing people’s lives

Breaking the typecasting of television as the “idiot box” offering nothing but momentary gratification, TV5 can be credited with impacting the lives of the people through its primetime programs. Three of its shows, “Enchanted Garden”, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EMHE) Philippines” and “Dancing Nation: A TalentadongPinoy Special”, have been praised for bringing some of the […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Filipino Stars, Philippine News ·
Legendary L.A. Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss dies

Legendary L.A. Lakers’ owner Jerry Buss dies

LOS ANGELES, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) – Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers owner who transformed the team into the glamour franchise of a revitalized NBA, died on Monday at the age of 80. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Sally Stewart said Buss died at 5:55 am. He had been reported to be in hospital last […]

18.02.2013 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
New NYC yoga brand creates fabric it claims won’t pill or fade

New NYC yoga brand creates fabric it claims won’t pill or fade

(Relaxnews) – Former Goldman Sachs executive Rishi Bali has just launched a new yoga clothing company,YogaSmoga, on Thursday featuring a new technical fabric that uses eco-dyes that won’t fade. While the line is so far only available in the US, the concept is interesting in that the New York-based company aims to takes on popular […]

17.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Videos ·
US airlines post lowest rate of mishandled baggage in 25 years

US airlines post lowest rate of mishandled baggage in 25 years

(Relaxnews) – Did your travel plans go off without a hitch last year? Because according to a new US report, passenger woes such as lost and damaged luggage, tarmac delays and delayed flights were significantly reduced in 2012. In its Air Travel Consumer Report released this week, the US Department of Transportation reported the lowest rate of […]

17.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, U.S. News ·
Dubai set to build largest Ferris wheel in the world

Dubai set to build largest Ferris wheel in the world

(Relaxnews) – In the desert land of superlatives — home to the tallest building, largest shopping mall, and ironically, the largest indoor ski resort — Dubai is once again set to add another record-breaking monument to their landscape with the largest Ferris wheel in the world. Construction of the Dubai Eye is set to begin this spring […]

17.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Charlotte Olympia set to land in Los Angeles

Charlotte Olympia set to land in Los Angeles

(Relaxnews) – The red carpet shoe specialists will be touching down in Tinseltown with a new, 1,250 square ft (116 sq m) Rodeo Drive store. Charlotte Olympia is set to open the brand’s largest store yet this May. The second US boutique for the brand, and the third in total (after the London and New York […]

17.02.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Hollywood Stars ·
Where to get fit in Los Angeles

Where to get fit in Los Angeles

(Relaxnews) – In Los Angeles, fitness matters, and this sunny city doesn’t come up short on studio classes and outdoor locales to keep its residents buff. If you’re traveling to LA or call the city home, here are a few popular spots to add to your shortlist. Brick CrossFit CrossFit is having its big moment, […]

17.02.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Cage ready to make DreamWorks romp into franchise

Cage ready to make DreamWorks romp into franchise

(BERLIN-AFP) – The makers of the new DreamWorks 3-D animated movie “The Croods”, including stars Nicolas Cage and Emma Stone, said Friday they’re ready to turn it into the studio’s next sequels juggernaut. Following monster-hit series like “Shrek”, “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda”, DreamWorks made “The Croods”, a prehistoric romp directed by Kirk De Micco […]

16.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·