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Here’s an Event that Will Let You Forget Your News Feed for a Second

Even if you spend your day in front of a computer, scroll through Instagram on your way to work, and cap off your nights binge-watching your favorite vlogger, nothing beats meeting people face to face. And no, FaceTime doesn't count. So it's exciting to find that Generation D (Generation Digital) is here. Powered by Blogapalooza, the event will bring together thousands of influencers, companies and brands, local celebrities, and even government officials in one venue. The dialogue on and about all things we use the Internet form is going to out of the digital sphere. You'll get to connect with these various personalities and entities you only get to see online. Plus there there...Keep on reading: Here’s an Event that Will Let You Forget Your News Feed for a Second.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 12 min. ago

New Orleans humming with excitement over Serena Williams wedding

NEW ORLEANS, United States – Star wattage abounded in New Orleans on Thursday, November 16, as A-list celebrities gathered for the wedding of tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Despite the media frenzy, the happy couple released few details of their ceremony. But unnamed sources told People magazine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 12 min. ago

Make up artist to celebrities found dead in Cavite

A make-up artist was found dead in General Trias, Cavite, GMA News’ Marisol Abdurahman reported on “24 Oras” on Thursday. Source link link: Make up artist to celebrities found dead in Cavite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Try Surfing at Siargao Like Model Madi Ross

In the past, we've talked about items needed to lounge at the beach and what celebrities pack in their beach bags. But have you ever wondered what activities they plan? We went through their Instagram feeds to get some inspiration for own trips as well. From riding jet skis to island hopping, here are some things you should consider for your next beach vacation. Ride Horseback on the beach A post shared by KIMI JUAN (@kimijuan) on Oct 9, 2017 at 8:10pm PDT Live out your romantic comedy movie dreams by taking riding horseback on the beach. On her trip to Bali, Kimi Juan did just that with a beautiful sunset in the background. If you want to try this for yourself, visit the...Keep on reading: Try Surfing at Siargao Like Model Madi Ross.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Celebrities, fans mourn death of Hashtags member Franco Hernandez

MANILA, Philippines — A new member of boy group Hashtags as seen on the ABS-CBN noontime show “It’s Showtime” has reportedly drowned Saturday afternoon in Da.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

The PBA crisis

My five cents’ worth WHEN the news first broke out that Kia Motors will trade their expected first round draft pick Fil-German Christian Standhardinger to powerhouse team San Miguel Corporation for three unheralded players, a lot of eyebrows were raised and a number of questions asked, number one question being….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017

Portia de Rossi says Steven Seagal unzipped his pants during her casting audition

Portia de Rossi. stock photo. Steven Seagal. AP/Andrei Stasevich Actress Portia de Rossi is the latest in the list of celebrities who has accused action star Steven Seagal of sexual haras.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Fellow actors defend Finn Wolfhard for refusing fan picture

Celebrities have come to the defense of teen actor Finn Wolfhard after an adult fan called him "heartless" for refusing a picture. In a now-private post, a netizen shared a video of the 14-year-old as he entered his building. The netizen wrote, "Imagine being 14 and heartless that you can't even stop for your fans who made you famous in the first place! WOW." "Game of Thrones" actress Sophie Turner expressed outrage for Wolfhard. Damn... seeing fully grown adults wait outside the 'Stranger Things' kids' hotels etc , and then abuse them when they don't stop for them... --- Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 6, 2017 And how dare you shun and demean that child when they...Keep on reading: Fellow actors defend Finn Wolfhard for refusing fan picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Trump steps up praise for Xi ahead of China visit

US President Donald Trump raised eyebrows on Wednesday by congratulating Chinese leader Xi Jinping for securing a “great political victory” in a Communist Party congress ahead of their meetings in Beijing. Trump has lavished Xi with praise since the Chinese president consolidated power at the conclave last month as the two leaders prepare for difficult… link: Trump steps up praise for Xi ahead of China visit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed – BBC News

A huge new leak of financial documents has revealed how the powerful and ultra-wealthy, including the Queen’s private estate, secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. Donald Trump’s commerce secretary is shown to have a stake in a firm dealing with Russians sanctioned by the US. The leak, dubbed the Paradise Papers, contains 13.4m documents, mostly from one leading firm in offshore finance. BBC Panorama is part of nearly 100 media groups investigating the papers. As with last year’s Panama Papers leak, the documents were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which called in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to oversee the investigation. The Guardian is also among the organisations investigating the documents. Sunday’s revelations form only a small part of a week of disclosures that will expose the tax and financial affairs of some of the hundreds of people and companies named in the data, some with strong UK connections. Many of the stories focus on how politicians, multinationals, celebrities and high-net-worth individuals use complex structures of trusts, foundations and shell companies to protect their cash from tax officials or hide their dealings behind a veil of secrecy. The Paradise Papers show that about £10m ($13m) of the Queen’s private money was invested offshore. It was put into funds in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda by the Duchy of Lancaster, which provides the Queen with an income and handles investments for her £500m private estate. There is nothing illegal in the investments and no suggestion that the Queen is avoiding tax, but questions may be asked about whether the monarch should be investing offshore. There were small investments in the rent-to-buy retailer BrightHouse, which has been accused of exploiting the poor, and the Threshers chain of off-licences, which later went bust owing £17.5m in tax and costing almost 6,000 people their jobs. The Duchy said it was not involved in decisions made by funds and there is no suggestion the Queen had any knowledge of the specific investments made on her behalf. The Duchy has in the past said it gives “ongoing consideration regarding any of its acts or omissions that could adversely impact the reputation” of the Queen, who it says takes “a keen interest” in the estate. Wilbur Ross helped stave off bankruptcy for Donald Trump in the 1990s and was later appointed commerce secretary in Mr Trump’s administration. The documents reveal Mr Ross has retained an interest in a shipping company which earns millions of dollars a year transporting oil and gas for a Russian energy firm whose shareholders include Vladimir Putin’s son-in-law and two men subject to US sanctions. It will again raise questions about the Russian connections of Donald Trump’s team. His presidency has been dogged by allegations that Russians colluded to try to influence the outcome of last year’s US election. He has called the allegations “fake news”. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal has called for an investigation, telling NBC News that Mr Ross had given Congress the impression he no longer held shares in the shipping company. “Our committee was misled, the American people were misled by the concealment of those companies.” Most of the data comes from a company called Appleby, a Bermuda-based legal services provider at the top end of the offshore industry, helping clients set up in overseas jurisdictions with low or zero tax rates. Its documents, and others mainly from corporate registries in Caribbean jurisdictions, were obtained by Süddeutsche Zeitung. It has not revealed the source. The media partners say the investigation is in the public interest because data leaks from the world of offshore have repeatedly exposed wrongdoing. In response to the leaks, Appleby said it was “satisfied that there is no evidence of any wrongdoing, either on the part of ourselves or our clients”, adding: “We do not tolerate illegal behaviour.” Essentially it’s about a place outside of your own nation’s regulations to which companies or individuals can reroute money, assets or profits to take advantage of lower taxes. These jurisdictions are known as tax havens to the layman, or the more stately offshore financial centres (OFCs) to the industry. They are generally stable, secretive and reliable, often small islands but not exclusively so, and can vary on how rigorously they carry out checks on wrongdoing. The UK is a big player here, not simply because so many of its overseas territories and Crown dependencies are OFCs, but many of the lawyers, accountants and bankers working in the offshore industry are in the City of London. It’s also about the mega-rich. Brooke Harrington, author of Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent, says offshore finance is not for the 1% but the .001%. Assets of around $500,000 (£380,000) would just not meet the offshore fees the schemes would need, she says. Well, it is a lot of cash. The Boston Consulting Group says $10tn is held offshore. That’s about the equivalent of the gross domestic products of the UK, Japan and France – combined. It may also be a conservative estimate. Critics of offshore say it is mainly about secrecy – which opens the door to wrongdoing – and inequality. They also say the action of governments to curb it has often been slow and ineffective. Brooke Harrington says if the rich are avoiding tax, the poor pick up the bill: “There’s a minimal amount the governments need to function and they recoup what they lose from […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

The K-Drama Locations Anne Curtis Visited While in Seoul

Lately, it seems like celebrities have caught the travel bug. Some flew off to Italy and others visited Japan. Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff are no exception as they took a last minute trip to Seoul, Korea a few days before their wedding. (Wink!) A post shared by Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) on Nov 3, 2017 at 6:15pm PDT With just two days there, they explored food spots suggested by Erwan while Anne was on the hunt for locations featured in Korean dramas. For those planning a quick trip to Seoul, check out these spots for a mix of food, shopping, and photo opportunities. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince A post shared by :/ (@aaedan_) on Oct 16, 2017 at 6...Keep on reading: The K-Drama Locations Anne Curtis Visited While in Seoul.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Strut Your Stuff on Instagram With Poses From Coco Rocha and Kim Jones

When it comes to posing for photos, I hope I'm not the only one who struggles with finding the right one. You have to find the right angle and position, one that doesn't make you feel awkward. Aside from the rap squat, celebrities have mastered the art of posing for Instagram photos. From casual shots of them walking on the street to something more choreographed, take inspiration for your next Instagram shots. Stand Tall A post shared by Coco Rocha (@cocorocha) on Sep 9, 2017 at 4:09pm PDT Take it from Coco Rocha, keeping your posture straight and standing tall will make anyone look good. Keep a wide stance and look right at the camera. You can also put your hands in yo...Keep on reading: Strut Your Stuff on Instagram With Poses From Coco Rocha and Kim Jones.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Celebrity families do Halloween

MANILA, Philippines – Halloween has come and gone and the costumes we've seen posted on social media did not disappoint. This year’s festivities saw a lot of great costumes, especially from our favorite celebrities – many of whom celebrated with their families by donning matching costumes. (IN PHOTOS: Your favorite Pinoy celebs dress up for Halloween ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Local celebs dress up for Halloween

                In the spirit of Halloween, local celebrities gamely dressed in their favorite fictional characters. Celebrity mom and dad, Dingdong Dantes and MarianThe post Local celebs dress up for Halloween appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Michael Jackson tops list of highest-paid dead celebrities

MANILA, Philippines — Michael Jackson is not only the king of pop but also the king of the dead stars as he topped the 2017 Forbes list of highest-earning ce.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media

WASHINGTON — Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by allegations recently made public against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back […] The post Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

In Focus: Six Celebrities Who Love K-Dramas As Much As We Do

We totally don't mind getting #KDramaFever with them!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Cheat Sheet: Achieve Celeb-Worthy Short Hair With These Tips!

See how you can style short locks like your favorite celebrities!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2017

Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Celebrities and everyday people flooded social media with personal accounts of sexual assault and harassment Monday, responding to calls to break the culture of silence around such abuse. The massive global response was triggered by allegations recently made public against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of rape and abuse dating back [...] The post Sexual abuse stories from around the world pour out on social media appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Steven Seagal likes Duterte & Pinoy martial arts

MANILA, Philippines — Some celebrities may have shied away from the Philippines because of news about extra-judicial killings and the Marawi attack......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017