Nominees in main Oscars categories

Nominees in main Oscars categories

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Here are the nominees in the main categories for this year’s Oscars, as well as the the number of nominations for each film which garnered two or more nods, and their distributors.  The winners will be announced at the 85th Academy Awards show next Sunday, February 24 in the Dolby Theatre in […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Film, Happenings, Hollywood Stars, U.S. News ·
Singapore, Malaysia to build high-speed rail link

Singapore, Malaysia to build high-speed rail link

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore and Malaysia announced plans Tuesday to build a high-speed rail link, fuelling hopes that Southeast Asia could one day enjoy a rapid European-style train system connected to China. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak hailed the project, which would cut travel time between the city-state and Kuala […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

What the stars will be eating on Oscar night

(Relaxnews) – For the 19th year in a row, caterer to the stars Wolfgang Puck will be at the helm of arguably the most glamorous event in the world when he feeds the Hollywood glitterati foods like mini Kobe burgers and chicken pot pie with shaved black truffles. The menu for the Governor’s Ball, the […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Hollywood Stars ·
McCartney, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers confirmed for Bonnaroo

McCartney, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers confirmed for Bonnaroo

(Relaxnews) – Former Beatles member and rock and roll legend Paul McCartney, popular indie outfit Mumford & Sons and new kids on the block The Lumineers will be headlining this year’s Bonnaroo Festival, June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee, USA. This year’s Bonnaroo will also boast performances from Tom Petty, Bjork, Wilco, The National, Wu-Tang Clan, […]

20.02.2013 · Filled under: International Stars, Music, Videos ·
Qatar to open new 30-mln-passenger airport in April

Qatar to open new 30-mln-passenger airport in April

(DOHA-AFP) – Energy-rich Qatar will open on April 1 a new airport with a capacity to handle 30 million passengers, as the Gulf state vies to increase its share of transit air travel, an official said Monday. “The annual capacity of Hamad International Airport will be 30 million passengers when it opens on April 1,” […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Trailer announces ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ arrival in ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

Trailer announces ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ arrival in ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

(Relaxnews) – What would have happened if George Washington never stepped down, instead continuing on, urged by a megalomaniac drive? That’s the question behind “The Tyranny of King Washington,” a downloadable side-story for “Assassin’s Creed III.” The storyline is a departure for the series which usually seeks to blend conspiratorial theories with established historical fact. […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Games, Videos ·
Hong Kong Disneyland turns a profit for first time

Hong Kong Disneyland turns a profit for first time

Hong Kong, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) – Hong Kong’s struggling Disneyland in 2012 made a profit for the first time since opening eight years ago, thanks to a surge in revenue as it welcomed a record number of visitors. The park made HK$109 million ($14.06 million) in the fiscal year ending September 29, 2012, compared […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations ·
Petition filed to bar Mahony from conclave

Petition filed to bar Mahony from conclave

WASHINGTON, Feb 18, 2013 (AFP) – An association of US Catholics has launched a petition to keep a retired Los Angeles cardinal mired in a pedophilia scandal from taking part in the conclave that will choose the next pope. The group, Catholics United, is targeting Roger Mahony, who last month was relieved of all church […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
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 ·