John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

John Legend literally sings with the stars for Stella Artois holiday campaign

(Relaxnews) – Stella Artois has announced the debut of their holiday campaign song, featuring John Legend singing alongside the sound of actual stars. As part of Stella Artois’s holiday campaign “Give Beautifully,” singer John Legend has written and recorded “Under the Stars,” which pays homage to the brand’s name — Stella — meaning “star” in Latin. […]

New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

New York City chain restaurants must now post salt warnings on menus

(Relaxnews) – New York has become the first city in the US to require chain restaurants to place warning labels on foods that contain excessively high salt. First proposed and passed unanimously in September, the new law requires restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post the warning labels — a salt shaker inside […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Cricket: Commonwealth Games wants cricket back at the crease

Cricket: Commonwealth Games wants cricket back at the crease

(Manikata, Malta-AFP) – The Commonwealth Games is in talks with the International Cricket Council about bringing the sport back into the four-yearly event, organisers told AFP. The Commonwealth Games Federation, which controls the second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, said it was keen to get cricket back on the bill, with the Twenty20 shortest format […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation ·
River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

River Island set to collaborate with London label Sibling on new collection

(Relaxnews) – River Island’s next high-profile collaboration will be with London-based knitwear label Sibling, reports British Vogue. Sibling will be the next in a long list of celebrity and designer collaborations with the UK high street store on their Design Forum collection, with previous names including UK designer Katie Eary and US singer Rihanna. Sibling designer Cozette McCreery […]

01.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, International Stars, Lifestyle, Music ·
The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

The UK gets the Star Wars style treatment with new fashion collection

(Relaxnews) – Fashion from another galaxy was the talk of the industry in London last week with the star-studded event “Star Wars: Fashion Finds the Force” event. Ten British designers came together to create garments inspired by George Lucas’s famous space fantasy franchise ahead of the release of the movie “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” […]

LA County Democratic Party endorses higher minimum wage action

LA County Democratic Party endorses higher minimum wage action

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) adopted a resolution at its November General Membership Meeting in support of an increase in the minimum wage in Long Beach to $15 per hour. Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman said of the resolution,  “The Los Angeles […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Pokwang on marrying American BF: Yes na yes!

Pokwang on marrying American BF: Yes na yes!

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Comedienne Pokwang is itching to get married to her boyfriend of nearly a year, American actor Lee O’Brien. The 45-year-old Pokwang admitted that she and O’Brien have started discussing the idea of settling down. She, however, added: “Pero nirerespeto ko siya kung ano ang desisyon niya sa buhay. Basta manalig ka na […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

US tightens rules for visa-free visits after Paris attacks

By Dave Clark Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 11/30/2015 – After extremist attacks in Europe, the United States will tighten security procedures for its visa waiver program for visitors from friendly countries, officials said Monday. The United States already screens visa applicants from war zones carefully, but will now ask more questions of […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

TVs and tablets top holiday shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As the festive season spending frenzy moves into its highest gear, the first clear picture is emerging of what to expect under the Christmas tree this year. According to Adobe’s latest data, published Monday, despite pronouncements that the tablet has had its day, so far slates, particularly those of the iPad variety are […]

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

Black Friday online shopping rivals stores: US survey

(Washington, United States-AFP) – As many Americans bought online as they did in physical stores during the Thanksgiving weekend shopping splurge, the National Retail Federation said Sunday, highlighting a growing trend away from the traditional Black Friday consumer assault. The closely watched survey said that about 151 million people shopped either in stores and/or online […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
‘Ruthless’ Davao mayor launches presidential bid

‘Ruthless’ Davao mayor launches presidential bid

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday 11/30/2015 – A feared Philippine mayor nicknamed “Dirty Harry” for his ruthless anti-crime stance announced Monday he would run for president next year, after boasting of killing criminals and even cursing the pope for worsening traffic. In a rambling, obscenity-filled speech, Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he would take […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears just a scarf in Burberry Festive Campaign

(Relaxnews) – British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley stars in fashion brand Burberry’s latest campaign for the holiday season, and as part of its Burberry Festive Campaign, the brand has revealed a racy new shot of Huntington-Whiteley modeling a monogrammed Heritage Check Scarf. Other shots see Huntington-Whiteley starring with fellow ambassadors model Naomi Campbell and English musician […]

‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

‘Call me Francesco’: new film recalls pope’s darkest moments

(Rome-AFP) – The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new film, “Call Me Francesco”, which will have its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday. The film tells the story of the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, from his youth to his […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
The real score between Andre and Yassi

The real score between Andre and Yassi

Many past and present love teams work mainly by sticking to formula of not mixing business with pleasure. Love team partners Yassi Pressman and Andre Paras subscribe to this adage and avoid the complications of romance despite their growing closeness. The duo first shared the screen together in “Diary Ng Panget” with James Reid and […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Poe’s camp optimistic Comelec won’t shun SET ruling

Poe’s camp optimistic Comelec won’t shun SET ruling

MANILA, Nov 30 (Mabuhay) – Senator Grace Poe’s camp is optimistic that the Commission on Elections will not set aside the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) that declared her a natural-born Filipino citizen. “We are hopeful the Comelec will defer to the SET ruling, which upheld the natural-born status of Senator Poe, in […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Mark enjoys being an unwed dad

Mark enjoys being an unwed dad

MARK Herras was only 18 years old when he became the top male winner in the very first edition of Starstruck. Now, he’s turning 29 on December 14. Of course, his career is not as successful as his female counterpart then, Jennylyn Mercado, who managed to go beyond the stigma of being an unwed mother […]

30.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

Hollywood event pays tribute to slain journalists

By Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Filipino-American media groups held a photo exhibit and a tribute concert Sunday night (Monday in Manila) in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles to honor the memory of the 32 journalists killed in the Ampatuan massacre. The show staged by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP)-USA Chapter at […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
The ‘Angelina effect’ has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK

The ‘Angelina effect’ has doubled preventative mastectomy numbers in the UK

(Relaxnews) – Two years after the actress Angelina Jolie went public about having a gene mutation linked to breast cancer and her preventative double mastectomy, a new UK study has shown that the number of preventative operations of this kind has risen. Angelina Jolie’s announcement in May 2013 that she had had a double mastectomy […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Hollywood Stars ·
Rome banishes centurions, rickshaws over tourist scams

Rome banishes centurions, rickshaws over tourist scams

(Rome-AFP) – After two millennia, the last Centurions have finally been banished from Rome. As of Thursday men who dress up as soldiers of the ancient empire and offer to pose for tourist snaps in return for cash were banned from the streets around the Colosseum and the rest of the Eternal City. Drivers of […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Martin Nievera gears up for pre-Christmas show

Martin Nievera gears up for pre-Christmas show

Singer Martin Nievera is set to perform once again with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and musical director Louie Ocampo. Nievera’s pre-Christmas show, dubbed as “Martin Home for Christmas”, will be held on December 1 at The Theatre at Solaire. “What’s my Christmas wish? To sing and perform again with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and Louie […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·