Pacino, Walken and Arkin to star in ‘Stand Up Guys’

Pacino, Walken and Arkin to star in ‘Stand Up Guys’

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Three Oscar winners, Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman), Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), will star in Stand Up Guys. Previously titled Old Timers, the story follows a pair of aging con men who try to get the old gang together again for one last night of debauchery […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard’ at the Phillips Collection

‘Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard’ at the Phillips Collection

11 photos (Relaxnews) – With more than 200 photographs and approximately 70 paintings, prints, and drawings from renowned international collections, Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard examines how the invention of the Kodak handheld camera in 1888 inspired many post-impressionists. The exhibition runs from February 4 through May 6 at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC. […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Photos ·
Ad giants seek catchy tunes at MIDEM music market

Ad giants seek catchy tunes at MIDEM music market

(CANNES, France-AFP) – What kind of tune will make someone want to buy a bar of soap, a painkiller or a condom? That was the question facing ad agencies who flocked to this week’s MIDEM global music market in search of catchy sounds for their next big brand campaigns. Many artists were long reluctant to […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Mazda MX-5 Special Edition heading for Chicago

Mazda MX-5 Special Edition heading for Chicago

(Relaxnews) – Mazda is to launch a limited-edition model of its popular MX-5 sportscar at the Chicago Auto Show next week. The Japanese brand confirmed the launch February 2, saying that only 450 Special Edition variants of the MX-5 will be produced, boasting an upgraded roof and new interior. Since its launch in 1989, the […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Your app’s ‘virtual coach’ may give you beneficial nudge: study

Your app’s ‘virtual coach’ may give you beneficial nudge: study

(Relaxnews) – If you’re looking to shed weight by relying on a smartphone app and/or a portable fitness gadget, look for one that comes with a “virtual coach,” at least according to new research published last week. US-based researchers from the Center for Connected Health and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston found that virtual coaches […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Health & Fitness ·
Cookbook offers taste of Mandela’s table

Cookbook offers taste of Mandela’s table

(JOHANNESBURG-AFP) – Nelson Mandela’s personal chef of 20 years launched her first cookbook Thursday, giving the world a taste of some of the anti-apartheid hero’s favourite South African dishes. Xoliswa Ndoyiya’s “Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen” (the title means “home cooking” in Xhosa) features recipes such as umsila wenkomo (oxtail stew), umngqusho (maize […]

04.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Style Olympics: London announces International Fashion Showcase

Style Olympics: London announces International Fashion Showcase

(Relaxnews) – It was announced January 31 that an inaugural International Fashion Showcase will take place during this February’s London Fashion Week, unveiling the work of some 80 rising international creators. Organized by the British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC), the event will see 19 embassies and cultural institutes across the English capital […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Scientists breed antioxidant-rich purple ‘super tomato’

Scientists breed antioxidant-rich purple ‘super tomato’

(Relaxnews) – Researchers in the US have announced the debut of a purple “super tomato,” dubbed Indigo Rose, bred to contain higher than normal levels of antioxidants. Following on the veggie trail of the cancer-fighting “super broccoli” out of the UK last year, researchers from Oregon State University officially rolled out the new breed of […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Chinese epic vies for gold at Berlin film festival

Chinese epic vies for gold at Berlin film festival

(BERLIN-AFP) – A sweeping Chinese epic, “White Deer Plain”, will round out the list of 18 films vying for gold at the 62nd Berlin film festival, organisers said Tuesday. Festival chief Dieter Kosslick told reporters the movie by 2007 Berlin Golden Bear winner Wang Quan’an would go up against competitors from the United States, Europe, […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Endangered turtle baby boom in Philippines

Endangered turtle baby boom in Philippines

(MANILA-AFP) – Globally endangered green turtles are enjoying a baby boom on remote Philippine islands as a three-decade protection programme starts to pay off, environment group Conservation International said Wednesday. The project is a key part of worldwide efforts to rebuild green turtle populations, and could help see the species’ status upgraded from endangered to […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Philippines, 100 countries back world environment agency

Philippines, 100 countries back world environment agency

(PARIS-AFP) – More than a hundred countries now support a French proposal to create a “World Environment Organisation” at the upcoming 20th anniversary conference of the Rio Summit, France’s ecology minister said on Tuesday. “More than 100 countries have now associated themselves with the proposal,” Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet said at a conference in Paris aimed at […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
One out of five page views in the US occurs on Facebook: Hitwise

One out of five page views in the US occurs on Facebook: Hitwise

(Relaxnews) – Love it or hate it, Facebook accounts for more and more of people’s time spent online. In the US, one in every five pages viewed on the web is on Facebook, revealed market researcher Hitwise in a February 2 blog post. Facebook filed its initial public offering on February 1 and revealed that […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

Watch Madonna’s video for “Gimme All Your Luvin”

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna just released the clip for the first single from her upcoming album MDNA, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. MDNA, her 12th album and followup to 2008′s Hard Candy, releases via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video premiered on Thursday, February 2, on […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
Fiat 500L first images released

Fiat 500L first images released

(Relaxnews) – Fiat has finally lifted the lid on a long-awaited larger edition of its hit Fiat 500 city car, set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The Fiat 500L (the ‘L’ stands for Large) is an aim to broaden the appeal of the tiny model, which has proved popular among […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Cooking conversions, owl cake pops and fried chicken top Tumblr food posts

Cooking conversions, owl cake pops and fried chicken top Tumblr food posts

(Relaxnews) – A poster on volume conversions for precision cooks that includes the number of dashes and drops which go into a teaspoon is the most popular food post on Tumblr this week. As of February 3, the visual aid guide generated the most activity from Tumblr bloggers for elucidating that one teaspoon equals either 60 dashes, […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Top tech headlines: Facebook IPO and statistics, Windows Phone 8 preview

Top tech headlines: Facebook IPO and statistics, Windows Phone 8 preview

(Relaxnews) – Hot topics in the tech blogs for the week ending February 3 include Facebook filing for its initial public offering, Facebook facts and figures, a preview of Windows Phone 8, Amazon’s fourth quarter report, and a leaked picture of RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Superphone. Facebook IPO The web was abuzz with the news that […]

03.02.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul flights

Cebu Pacific to launch long-haul flights

(MANILA-AFP) – Philippine budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced Tuesday it would next year launch long-haul flights to destinations beyond East Asia, targeting millions of Filipinos working abroad. The airline will lease eight Airbus A330-300 planes to commence long-haul flights, Cebu Pacific president Lance Gokongwei told reporters, with possible destinations including Saudi Arabia, Australia and Hawaii. […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Naturally sweetened chocolate creates sugar high at candy show

Naturally sweetened chocolate creates sugar high at candy show

(Relaxnews) – A sugar-free chocolate made with natural sweetener stevia received top honors as the most innovative confectionery product at the largest sweets fair in the world this week, signaling what experts say will become a wider, more popular trend in the chocolate industry. At the 42nd annual International Sweets and Biscuits Fair in Cologne, […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

Katy Perry 3D biopic and concert film in the works

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry for the film rights to a biopic and concert film in 3D, per media reports. According to Deadline Hollywood, footage for the film has already been shot by director Nanette Burstein, who has made the documentaries American Teen and The Kid Stays in the Picture, the […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

Madonna releases cover art, set to premiere new video

(Relaxnews) – Pop icon Madonna unveiled the cover art for her upcoming 12th studio album, MDNA, on her Facebook page on Tuesday. The album is expected to release via Interscope Records on March 26. A preview of the video for the album’s first single, “Gimme All Your Luvin’” featuring rap artists Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., will premiere on […]

01.02.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·